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Thursday, May 27, 2010

projects sneak peak


My mind races with all the little projects and many, many ideas I have for them and this house – it seriously makes it hard to sleep sometimes. I had yet another “Goodwill Hunting” day, which is always accompanied with lots of giddiness from my end, teamed with strange looks from my husband. In the end, he knows I’ll help these poor little deserted ugly ducklings become the swan they always knew they were…

{Now you’re giving me strange looks, aren’t you?}

As always, I’m terribly antsy to start/finish all my projects and my job just keeps getting in the way. I have to remind myself that you gotta pay to play.

As in, if I don’t get paid, ain’t none of these projects gonna’ happen!

Can’t wait to show you the final products =)

Off to work…















Monday, May 24, 2010

long overdue

SERIOUSLY?! This post {and several others stored up in the old noggin} is so looooooong overdue, I’m embarassed! I’ve been working as a double agent pharmacist lately – more on that exciting piece of news later – which has totaled to a remarkable amount of hours slaving over pills and meetings between two full-time jobs. Being a double agent doesn’t leave much time for blogging, nor the creative fun I like to blog about… but that’s all about to change!

I can officially say, as of the last two days off, my creative mojo IS BACK! I’m in the middle of so much decorating, creating, and using a ridiculous amount of hot glue that I’m working my fingers to the bone trying to hurry up and finish so I can blog about it all… becuase if I don’t blog about it, did it really ever happen??

While I contemplate this very deep philosophical question, enjoy some pictures from our weekend in Michigan almost a month ago, where we celebrated Nick’s brother’s graduation, earning him the honor of a Masters in Accounting… we are SO proud of you, Chad!!

As always, I wish I had taken more photos of our fun, but glad for the ones we did manage to bring home!

Lauren, Chad’s lovely bride and my favorite sister-in-law in the whole world!!



Memory lane pictures from a very accomplished young man and more importantly, CAKE!!

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Cake made by the very talented Lauren… law student by day, cake baker extraordinaire by night.


I know this little decoration doesn’t seem too exciting – until I tell you it use to say “Congrats Grad” until I got my happy scissor hands on it and changed “Grad” to “Chad”.

Still not impressed? Sorry – it’s the best I could do at the moment. This is still pre-creative mojo returning… =)











We don’t get to see these lovely people near enough – but looking forward to seeing them AGAIN in just a couple of weeks for my business minded hubby’s graduation. Hope the world’s ready for all these great Roberts’ family minds to join the workforce – watch out Economy!! We’re about to get you straightened out…

Sunday, May 09, 2010

love for my mothers

I am beyond thankful for my mother – we had a wonderful weekend together that ended today when SHE came home and cooked dinner for US on mother’s day! {Although Dad did do the grilling of the steaks =)} We are beyond lucky to have her in our lives. She is dearly loved!

I can’t help but think of the other wonderful “mothers” in my life that I can’t imagine being where I am today without – my grandmothers and my mother-in-law – I am such a blessed woman to have these wonderful examples of loving, caring, courageous, and do-anything-for-their-children kind of examples of what a mother should be in my life. I love you all more than words can express.

This year’s Mother’s Day came with a sting that I had never experienced on this day before. It is a reminder of the wonderful mother and grandmother we so suddenly lost only a couple months ago. My heart is breaking remembering her sweet smile and her funny stories. A piece of my heart went with her on March 4th and our world will never be the same without her.

I’ve been seeing this little poem on facebook this week and I can believe how a few short lines can bring tears to my eyes and lump in my throat so quickly. It’s just another testament to the love we had for this great woman!


If roses grow in Heaven, Lord, please pick a bunch for me.

Place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for a while –

because remembering her is easy, I do it every day -

but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away. 

We love and miss you more than you’ll ever know, Granny.