Friday, April 12, 2013

Life Lately

Hey, it’s me.  The world’s worst DIY blogger. 

I’d like to make up excuses like being too busy or something.  But I hate when bloggers do that.  It’s called life and I have been pretty awesome at managing my time poorly.  Eh.  I’m over it.  I have some good stuff planned in the next few months.  You just wait and see dear blog readers.

So what have we been up to?  Instagram tells me that…

Ike decided last summer that he was afraid of thunderstorms.  We were hoping that wouldn’t continue this year.  It’s stormed almost every night this week.  We had a nice talk about sleeping through storms.  It didn’t go well.  He’s lucky he’s cute.


It’s been super gloomy all week but it’s not snowing.  And the grass is an amazing shade of green.  I wouldn’t complain except for the fact that it’s 30 outside in April.


Ike has a new best friend.  His name is Fox.  Fox is a trooper.  He no longer has intestines but he still enjoys cooking and snuggling in bed.



I’ve recently become a pretty decent cook.  I don’t know how it happened.  Nate says it has something to do with paying attention to what I’m doing.  I’m still not sure.  My parents were in town this past week-end and I whipped up a delicious Sunday breakfast.


My parents enjoyed the fact that we are still celebrating Christmas.  Don’t rush me.


Next week.  There will be real posts.  I promise.  I think.  That is if I live.  Tomorrow I am running a Zombie Run.  I have to survive the race without turning into a zombie.  It’s a 5K.  I haven’t ran since October.  I’m sure I’ll be fine. CARDIO!!!

Big week-end plans?  Who’s pumped for the end of tax season next week???


  1. I love your posts regardless especially when there are lots of pictures of Ike. His new best friend is awesome!
    Have a great weekend and good luck with the Zombie Run!

  2. Have you seen Ikea are using your button wall decor idea!? - not as pretty as yours of course!

  3. Fox and Ike look like good buddies :) Good luck on your 5K. xo Kristin

  4. I didn't realize dogs could all of a sudden be afraid of thunderstorms! I thought I was in the clear with Rosie since she is over a year old and has never been afraid. Oh great. Hey, did you ever try one of those "thunder shirts"? It's a tight fitting sweater that you put on the dog and it makes them feel more secure. My mother in law has used it for her dog and it helps. Best of luck on your 5K!

  5. oh the fox!!!! i am DYING! too funny!!!!! merry christmas!

  6. ps- you will do great on your run!!!!! if you moved here you could come run the hills here with me and my friends a couple times a week... another reason we need to be neighbors.

  7. Wow. That is some green grass! I am "running" a 5K this's been a LONG time. Hopefully I survive ;)

  8. Haha our dog usually rips the toys intestines out then tears him limb from limb! And I'm impressed with your cooking, it's way more important than the fact you have that christmas chalkboard.

  9. I'm excited for the end of tax season because the 16th is my anniversary ;)

    Can't wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for next week. And good luck not turning into a zombie!

  10. Oh my gosh, I totally understand - life is just full sometimes...and that's totally great! Blogging is fun but time with your family and being busy with them is even better :). I have to remind myself of that often and not get frustrated when I feel like I have been an absent blogger. Good luck with the 5k!! I haven't run since 2009, if that makes you feel any better :). We will be busy working on building the patio - which is probably the most annoying diy project ever - but a diy project that I am super excited about. Have a good one!

  11. Again, I say, I love Ike! Crazy, cute 'Wired' Fox Terrier! They are mostly fearless, but they can't see nor chase thunder! I so enjoy your blog, your dog, and your humor. Looking forward to your projects. Louise in NE Oklahoma.

  12. Good luck on your 5K run Michelle! Love the picture of Ike holding his friend in bed; too cute! btw, I always enjoy seeing Ike

  13. I'm so proud of your new cooking endeavors!!! I know cooking wasn't high on your list of enjoyable activities. Those donuts are winking at me I swear!

    Good luck on the zombie run!

  14. If Ike's storm anxiety still continues try a Thundershirt with him. It has helped our Airedale Terrier SO much. We live in the Chicagoland area, so we know were just about to get pelted with those spring storms. The Thundershirt mixed with access to the basement helps Ozzie calm down and relax. We've found putting it on him before the storm starts helps his anxiety from getting to a point where we are losing sleep. That's not to say there are still some nights where he wont relax until everyone in the house is downstairs in the basement with him :)

    Give Ike a belly rub from Chicago!


  15. Rule #4: Double-tap! Probably not appropriate for a 5K, though...

  16. I seriously want a donut now!! I'm jealous of your green grass... it's been raining for 4 days here but it's been cold and turned to freezing rain yesterday so the grass is still dead. Boo!

    Good luck on your 5K!

  17. I think spreading Christmas cheer should be a year-round task. Great reminder! ;-) Good luck on your 5K....I'd die. I guess zombie run is an appropriate name.

  18. Yeah, the weather is kind of not my thing this year, too. I am in love with your kitchen, by the way (that Ike is adorable has been pretty much established, I guess)!

  19. That Sunday brunch looks EPIC! Those aren`t homemade donuts, are they? If they are, I am officially move in with you ;)

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  21. Merry Christmas to you, Zombie! And good luck on your 5K. :)

  22. Life happens! So does leaving your Christmas decorations up for a little longer than you should. No biggie ;)

    Good luck at your Zombie run! Maybe if you act like one they won't get you? Then again, maybe that stuff only works in movies...

  23. If fight you for title of worst DIY blogger. If I were a DIY blogger. Who has two thumbs and only blogs about her kid? THIS GIRL.

  24. That picture of Ike + Fox is HILARIOUS. They both look like you walked in on them making out or something. PS - no guilt about blogging or not. When you want to, do it, when you don't, don't. We'll still be here. Now to convince myself of that same thing...

  25. Just found you on the melrose family google plus hop and I am LOVING your blog. You are very witty and your dog is sooo cute! Thanks for sharing your blogging tips in your previous post. Will definitely be following you.

  26. These are my favorite kinds of blog posts. It looks like Christmas here - I should wrap some presents. Darn snow.

  27. You made chocolate donuts? That isn't a newbie cook doing that!



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