My Fall Wish List

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It was my birthday last week!  I turned 33 and had zero negative feelings about it.  It’s become tradition for my whole family to go apple picking at an orchard every fall and since I’m the only one with a fall birthday, I get to claim it as a birthday excursion!  I also got my special day from The Scottish where I escape go to the coffee shop alone, I don’t have to plan or make any meals, and we do a family activity like the zoo or a walk.  This year we attempted to walk around Lake Nokomis Read more […]

Destroy-it-Yourself: Staining the Patio

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Waaaay back in May when my in-laws were here The Scottish and my FIL stained our backyard patio.  We completely lucked out that the semi-transparent stain we picked matched the color of our house exactly.  I’d call it a burnt orange and while I don’t particularly like the color of our house very much, I do like when things match! This was a pretty fast project but still took the better part of a day because they had to wait for the wood to dry multiple times.  I won’t pretend anyone needs Read more […]

It’s Not About the Pillows

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Every day The Wee One pulls the couch pillows and blanket down to the floor.  And every day I put them back on the couch.  This happens roughly 100 times per day.  OK, so it doesn’t happen that often but I will put the couch pillows back, turn around, and The Wee One will be wrestling them to the ground yet again. The little rascal in action, he also likes to throw my burp clothes on the ground.  Grr.   I have to put them back up for two reasons, 1) because I use a pillow Read more […]

Blast Off: A Nursery Reveal

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FINALLY, right??  It’s about time I share photos of baby boy’s astronomy themed nursery since we’ve been working on it off and on since Thanksgiving. First up, we had to paint the room… again.  When we first moved in we painted it lavender for a tranquil feel to the guest room but I couldn’t picture that for my little guy so we chose another grey (we love grey), in a shade or two darker than The Wee One’s room. We enlisted the help of Grandpa and Grandma MN and finished painting the Read more […]

Dirty Diapers, Delicious Dinner, and Doorbuster Deals

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We had such a nice four-day holiday weekend that going back to regularly scheduled life programming has been a little tough for me. A Monday that started off normally was made worse by an epic toddler tantrum post-nap.  The Wee One’s meltdowns are completely typical behavior for his age but it’s still frustrating.  It must be so difficult for him to want something but be unable to communicate what that is, and now that we’ve taught him “please” and “thank you” in sign language I’m pretty sure Read more […]

Thankful

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Hello lovely readers and Happy Thanksgiving to those folks in the USA!   Guys, I’ve become such a holiday junkie in my (relatively) “old” age.  I love it more and more each year!  I can’t get enough of holiday music and I usually start baking cookies as soon as Halloween is over.  I love family get togethers, holiday parties, and browsing the holiday section in every store I go into to.  The cold weather seems appropriate now and joy is in the air. Speaking of joy, I’m so happy Read more […]

Goodbye Sweet Home Chicago

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My title doesn’t make a lot of sense because I left Chicago in the summer of 2013.  The goodbye is actually in reference to the condo I owned from 2009 until about a week ago!  That’s right, I recently sold my first home.  But I should back up a bit before I get into that… I didn’t have a lot of reason to discuss my junior one bedroom (studio) condominium here on Drama Happens but it’s been a huge part of my life for years.  I lived there from 2009 to 2012 and since then I’ve been renting Read more […]

This Happy Bathroom

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You know what I did this morning?  I showered upstairs, in the bathroom across the hall. I showered there the day before that and the day before that.  And let me tell you, it has been SO NICE. All the stress of planning for it, having construction workers, dirt, and dust in the house, disrupting The Wee One’s sleep schedule, and the financing we had to do to pay for it were completely worth it!  The value of our home has gone up as well as our happiness levels.  Win win! Let’s get to Read more […]

GOOD RIDDANCE YOU BLACK PIT OF DEATH

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Oh, does that sound a bit dramatic??  WELL THAT’S HOW I FEEL.  The black monstrosity also known as the biggest whirlpool tub ever also known as our home’s eyesore is gone folks.  It took three adult men most of one morning to remove it but they were successful. I wanted to blog a bit more this week but it has been crazy town over here.  As you can see we’re finally having our bathroom redone and I’m doing really well… complaining about it.  The guys who are working on it have been awesome Read more […]

The Scottish

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This post has been ruminating in my head for weeks now, maybe even months.  Sometimes it’s easier to whine write about the crappy times in your life because readers like to see all whole spectrum, not just the best parts you show on Facebook.  It makes a blogger more relate-able. On the other hand, as an outspoken mommy blogger, everyone who reads DH knows that gushing about my child is inevitable.  I know I’m biased but I’m pretty sure it’s completely warranted because he’s AMAZING.  But Read more […]