Friday, June 28, 2013

Life As We Know It

I’m going to be honest with you all.  Having your blog grow is a weird (yet awesome) thing. But there comes this pressure to have stellar pin-worthy posts all of the time.  That just isn’t my style of blogging, yo.  I tried it. I didn’t like it.  I would panic when I couldn’t come up with a stellar post idea and instead write nothing.  Lame.

Today, I’m headed back to the Michelle way of blogging. Why?  Because I can.  (I’m on a power trip.  Look out Nate.)

Today we will discuss life.  Mostly according to Instagram.  Because really, is it life if it wasn’t capture on Instagram?  There is no order to this nonsense.  Just like my life.

Ike is now a redneck.  He is madly in love with this bandana that his uncle gave him.  He is the only dog I know that gets upset if you take his bandana off.  I think I will rename the blog “Ike Dynasty”.  (Thanks, Kristel!)


Oh, it makes me so sad. Is this what it’s like when you’re kid wants to wear that Disney princess horribleness instead of the cute Gap cardigan you bought her?  But that look on his face.

There’s a new antique store in town.  It’s not good for my savings account. So much old cuteness.  I’m going to talk to them about a frequent shopper card.


I’m kind of behind times but I forgot to mention that I got to meet Shannon (Bottle Pop Party Co.) back in May.  I love meeting strangers from the internet.  First I survived meeting Kim and then Shannon.  Maybe I should test my luck and meet a stranger from Craigslist. (I kid. I kid.)  Shannon is cool and she got me addicted to Straw-ber-itas.  I like friends that are good influences.  She’s also ridiculously good at party planning.  Party on, Wayne.  Party on, Garth.


Speaking of good influences,  Kim and I should have a new item listed in our shop, Sew Midwestern, soon.  Sneak peek.  ***Spoiler Alert:  It’s not my purse.  Or the baby monitor.***


Earlier this week I shared with you some of my brothers house (the exterior and bathroom).  Here is Ike super pumped to check out his living room when we first arrived.  I’m liking brother’s rug.  He does good work.  (I did, however, crop out the deer heads.  Brother Dynasty.)


We had a storm go through the other day.  I got to spend 30 minutes of my work day sitting in the hallway wondering if I was going to die. ***Spoiler Alert: I didn’t.***  I was close to getting one of the docs to write me a script for Xanax.  ***Spoiler Alert: I wasn’t close.***


This was the aftermath of the storm.


Or that was the aftermath of me accidently falling asleep after work one day this week.  He opened the bi-fold doors, pulled his travel bag off of the mini-fridge and then proceeded to take out it’s contents.  He left the treats and food.  Because normal dogs do that???  They also do this too. I’m sure of it.


Oh, Ike.

That’s life.  Or some of it.  Actually lately it’s been feel of sweating a lot and trying to get arm muscles. It’s my newest obsessions.  I’m so weird.  And beastly.

What are you all up to this weekend my beastly readers?


  1. Your blog grew because of what you were doing before, so stick with that! Don't let stardom get to your head. :)

  2. Party on Michelle! I dig the "Michelle way" of blogging! You (and Ike) always crack me up! I'm glad you survived the land wouldn't be the same without you!

  3. BEAST MODE. Keep growing massive arm muscles and keep blogging Michelle style. It's my favorite. As is #ikedynasty. Just....don't start putting deer heads in your house. That would be creepy.

  4. Oh how I've missed reading your blog. So happy you're keepin' it real, Michelle style. That's what we love.

  5. I love the Michelle way of blogging! Those pinnable images may get more people to the blog, but you're why they stay! Well, mostly Ike, but you're pretty cool too. ;)

  6. Our pup sleeps the same was as Ike is in the last picture or she sits in our arm chair by our window with her but on the chair, her body twisted, and her 2 front paws resting on the arm of it like a person would. So I think it just proves dogs are crazy animals! Love your blog - don't change a thing.

  7. Welcome back to blogging Michelle style. Honestly, your wit and sarcasm are why I read anyways - the DIY/crafting was just a bonus.

  8. I like your style of blogging. And I like your hilarious dog, and the bizarre sleeping poses he comes up with.
    "Because really, is it life if it wasn’t capture on Instagram?" -- deep, deep thoughts here. I'm going to spend the weekend pondering this (and not trying to come up with pin-worthy posts!)

  9. Michelle style is why I got hooked on you in the first place. Do it! I'm working on strong arms too, yoga style. But this week we worked on our core and I am soooooore. Viva Ike Dynasta!

  10. Ummm I read you because you're hilarious. I don't care what you blog about. You could blog in detail about Ike's bowel movements and I'd still r-- actually, nevermind. I care a little what you blog about. But Michelle-style is where it's at. Don't change nuthin' yo.

  11. The Michelle way of blogging is my favorite! Also, party on Ike Dynasty! ;)

  12. The Michelle way of blogging is why I started reading this blog. I love it!

  13. I hate the blogging pressure that exists. I like candid blogging much better. It's so much more real. I'm not into fake blogging and reading fake blogs. I've quit reading several "big" blogs that are far too staged for my liking. Also, Ike Dynasty. BAHAHAHAH!

  14. As always, these are my favorite types of posts. I love the way you blog, so, keep doing it the 'michelle way.' I think that's why you have grown so much!!

  15. Your blog is clearly entertaining with or without the DIY. I think we'd read it no matter what!

    BTW: where on earth did your brother get that rug? It is fabulous!

  16. I think you should trademark Ike Dynasty before someone beats you to it! Also, blogging pressure sucks! "Michelle blogging" is where it's at! :)

  17. we like old michelle not a different fancy blogger michelle so dont let ike convince you that you are too cool for posts like these!

    i also like that rug of your brothers!

  18. Was that Ike's uncle Sy that gave him that bandana?

  19. I love your blog just the way it is and what you have to say and of course because of Ike. Love Ike Dynasty!
    That last picture of him made my day! Awesome!

  20. I agree with everyone else...your blog is entertaining no matter what you write about. And these types of posts just may be my favorite.

  21. Ike in that last photo is priceless. And ditto to what everyone else said: your blog is entertaining no matter what!

    Oh and you should definitely test your luck on Craigslist now that you survived that storm and Ike's bandanna. You're practically invincible.

  22. That last photo of Ike is unbelievable!
    I love posts like this! Keep em coming!
    Would this be the Straw-ber-itas in a can? I saw some at Walmart the other day and was thinking I need to try it.

  23. You were one of the first blogs I started reading so I selfishly don't want you to change at all. I think you have done a great job of growing the blog and while still being you. Keep it up

  24. I fell into this trap of "If it's not pin worthy, don't blog it". I haven't blogged in a week. It's like bad writer's block. I'm going to start posting life bits. That's what my blog was like before pinterest consumed my life.


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