I Did It!

I stayed up after the kids went to bed and scrapbooked! I know, it doesn’t sound like a big deal but lately I’ve been so tired at night and all I want to do is either go straight to bed or just read/browse the WWW on the iPad in bed after the girls go to bed. I’ve been wanting to scrapbook, create more cards, and do some “work” but they’ve all been pushed aside. I am also pleased with the fact that I can still create a layout. I thought maybe I lost it since it’s been months {::SMILES}. I

Upcycling Cloth Diaper

Maybe in 20 years Emma will stumble upon this post (granted I have no idea how blogs would be preserved in 20 years) and she’ll have a giggle. But, if she stumbles upon this sometimes this week, this momma will be in big trouble {::SMILES}. A few days ago, at swimming, M kept looking at me and each time she’d mutter something. It took a few tries but I finally understood what she said. At first I was going to do something sensible but between the rain and wanting to teach my child a little lesson I decided on something

Travel Time

I love, and I mean LOVE, living in England. But, like anywhere else, there are a few things that I wish could be better. One in particular is driving time. For the last few months we’ve been thinking about moving. I look regularly online, get email updates and have looked at a couple in person but so far: Nothing. Don’t think that housing is hard to find or that I am uber picky (well, kind of) but I want to move into an oooooold house with a garage, at least three double rooms (some houses here are advertised as five

Time and Value

I am a maximizer. Even if I have found the right camera for my needs I would continue to look and research to make sure I have examined every possible option before I make my final decision. And even after the purchase I would still wonder whether I made the right decision or not and keep researching. Have you read The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz? It’s quite good and it talks alot about maximizers and satisficers. Satisficers are the opposite of maximizers. Satisficer would have a list of wants and needs and if something fits their wants and

Teeth and Potty

Last week was a productive week. Big girl got two teeth extracted and baby girl is now almost potty trained. Emma has bad teeth. Of all that’s came out, only two happened naturally. The rest were courtesy of the dentist. When M’s teeth were pulled the first two times, she did them gracefully. She was VERY calm laying on the dentist’s chair. I am still now sure how he managed to do that. Maybe it was because he’s been her dentist since she was 9 months old or that he gave her more gas or was just good at hiding