It’s Friday the 13th!

Woo…wooo…. It’s Friday and Friday the 13th at that, a historic day, cataloging bad luck through the ages…here are a number of popular myths and superstitions surrounding the day, most famously:

If you cut your hair on Friday the 13th, someone in your family will die.

If a funeral procession passes you on Friday the 13th, you will be the next to die.

Do not start a trip on Friday or you will encounter misfortune.

If you break a mirror on Friday the 13th, you will have seven years of bad luck. ( I thought this one was anytime you broke a mirror.)

A child born on Friday the 13th will be unlucky for life. (Ha, my Grandmother was born on a Friday the 13th and lived well into her 90’s… sounds pretty lucky to me.)

Ships that set sail on a Friday will have bad luck.

If you walk under a ladder (I would think so… somebody on the ladder could drop a hammer on your head.)or if a black cat(Poor kitties) crosses you on Friday the 13th, you will have bad luck.

I, myself don’t believe in Friday the 13th, I think it’s only bad luck if you are a Knights Templar, who were rounded up starting at dawn Friday the 13th, 1307. But that’s just me. However… don’t knock it, cuz ya just never know…

On with the Friday 5…

I’m going with the Biddy Girl to see “50 Shades of Gray”… I did ask the Mr. if he wanted to go with me, 3 guesses on what that answer was… but you probably won’t need them!



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The doggies messing with a stink bug… much hilarity ensued.

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The beginning of a new lampshade




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I just love starch… and a good iron. Y’all know how to iron?







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Y’all have a great day… and be careful out there, it is Friday the 13th.


Till next time…OXOX



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The Friday 5

Woo Hoo, Friday! Big plans for the weekend, working on the house goes without saying.  But one day this weekend we’re off to Family-Gras. A kid friendly Mardi Gras deal, with parades, concerts and of course food! It’ll be a fun way to ease the boys into the craziness of Mardi Gras.  I love Mardi Gras it’s so much fun! I’m really looking forward to the parades and such in the Garden District of New Orleans, it’s a different kind of fun than in The Quarter, (which I don’t think I’ve old enough for let alone 3 small boys!)

The bedroom makeover goes well… down now to the finishing touches. I finally found lamps that would work, today’s project, re-do the lamp shades! Should be fun! I need to re-do a couple of frames to hang the amazing pictures Brando got me for Christmas, prints of some fanatic art from Zach Jackson, the older set went to high school with him, so I can say “I knew him when!” The Mr. will hopefully finish the bed this weekend and maybe we’ll have the big reveal next week. I’m hopeful.

On to the Friday 5,

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Da Boyz at the bus stop, I have to say I love uniforms. They look so handsome!



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The new stove… am I the only one who gets as excited for appliances as I would for diamonds?



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Who says you can’t paint vinyl roller shades with latex paint?



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Hmm, what’s it gonna be… tune in next week!



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Aww, even better than frappuccinos!


There’s a look at my week, How’s yours been?

Till next time, XOXO



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Lots of Fun

There’s lots of fun stuff going on here at the Crazy House. Decorating, demo, building, painting, changing the countertops….. It’s a busy weekend.

The Mr. went to Home Depot and called me, “Hey, I found a better stove, the we ordered isn’t going to be here till sometime in March… (grrrr) So how about this one?” Well, let me tell you… it’s a nice stove. So yep, get it! Got it, get it home, install it and no joy, the gas pressure to the house isn’t enough to make it light! (grrrrrr) So I’ll be on the phone to the gas company Monday and I’ll bet the old stove will be back in its old home! (grrrrrr) But those are the breaks! So Monday it is… On to Demo, demo on the countertops started last night around 9pm….. while at Home Depot, The Mr. also pick up some new tile for the countertops, No, I don’t want granite… I think it’s overrated. I was kind of envisioning Soapstone… Well the tile The Mr. brought home has the soapstone feel. (How does he do that?) I can wait to see how it turns out! It’s bigger tile, with a grout that will blend in, instead of stand out. Plus he’s going to put them closer together.  Which equals smaller grout lines.

I’ve got just about all the sewing done for our bedroom make-over… Just one more pillow, a footstool to paint and re-cover, curtains. But today… today I paint! Yay! I just love to paint… 😉  And a surprise, but no hints. I’m going to see how it turns out first. Should be fun, ok… ok… one hint, It involves the stencils. There ya go… that’s your one hint.


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All the new pillows for the bed… Now all it needs is the new bed.

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Wouldn’t you know I didn’t take any before pictures… But here it is… all done!

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The footstool is next, this is pretty much what the chair looked like.

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The new tile for the countertops, I’m so excited!!



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He looks good swing a hammer! But talk about a mess, for the rest of the countertops , he’ll be replacing the plywood too.





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Done and cleaned up… needs backer board… and all the rest.




Till next time… XOXO


Friday 5

It’s FFRRIIDDAAYYYYY… and Halloween, so 2 thumbs up. Also, once again early release day, umm, 1/2 thumb down. But really , not an entirely bad thing.  The Mr. will be home today, the Biddy Girl will be home today so all good things come to those that live through the week. 😉


A few of my favorite things this week… and boy, dontcha know I have a few. So without further ado…. The Friday 5


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What is it about this song? I love this song!!

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Coffee table redo, tutorial later?

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Meet Anna….

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Woo Hoo… finally a serger! Not to mention classes on Crafty to learn how to use it!

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The Boyz are gonna be “Stick Figures” with the meme faces to match.


And speaking of costumes, they call, (nothing like leaving to the last-minute!) So have a great Halloween…


Till next time, XOXO



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Friday at long last, Time for the Friday 5! Let’s see, nothing special about this week at all, which in all reality it great! No surprises, smooth sailing all around. Yah!


My new favorite way to drink coffee! For the cost of one fancy coffee at Starbuck’s


The Bug is STILL pregnant… so now it’s a waiting game. (Cause it wasn’t before, 😉 )


Reagan quilt is now done, and spelled right!


Can you think of a better thought?


Ok, so it’s the top 4, told ya it’s been a quite week… Till next time… XOXO


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The Friday Five

Tis Friday and time for my favorite post. The Friday Five!  This is the post that I get to have fun with and look over the week, so come with me and I’ll give you a peek into my week…



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Ok, so I thought I was done… But… Regan is Reagan , so opps!

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One of the 5th grade responses! Which tickled my fancy.




I really liked the Naked 2 palette… But let me tell you what, The Naked 3 knocks it outa the park, at least for me.


Pinky-browns, LOVE…love…love!!












I am still loving my cut… no cut my hair off remorse. It’s easy to do, and takes 10 minutes! What’s not to love?


                                                                             Browse the Oyster Library

So I downloaded a new app… it is like Netflix for books. $9.95 a month and if you read like I do its sooooo worth it. They have a really nice selection of books, with more added all the time. So far the only gripe I have with it, is…. If the last page in a chapter is only a paragraph  long or so it cuts it out and goes right to the next chapter, so a few times you’re left hanging. I know this because I read a book on Oyster that I had already read… yes to see how they formatted the books. It’s a weird thing, but there it is. So I am pretty happy with the app in general, and hope they get the formatting deal fixed!!



There is my week in a nutshell… How was yours?? Till next time… XOXO



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It’s Friday

Can you believe it, it’s Friday!! Woot to the Hoot! Another week down, well really two… So today’s Friday 5 is gonna be a bit longer…  dare I say the Friday 9 or 10, maybe. So I guess I’ll get right to it!


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Aww Camping!! The Mr. on Friday last, you know Memorial Day Weekend, says to me… “Do you have any plans for the weekend?” Well… now that you mention it, my parents are home and I was hoping we could go over to Louisville and hang for the weekend. From that to “by the way I bought their old Pop-Up and we are going camping with your folks, you have 2 hours before we leave.” REALLY!?

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The Mr. and J-Boy making s’mores

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The results of s’mores

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Enough said! Just let me say here camping is fun. We camped at the KOA in Corbin Kentucky and had a blast. Water balloon tosses, cornhole games, BBQ’s and Showers!! It’s a lot different from the tent camping I remember from childhood or the girl scouts. So much that I believe we’ll be doing a fair amount over the summer

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The pattern on my craft room wall! I love the way it turned out and the interest it gives an otherwise boxy room.

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The other project knocked out! No tutorial on that one… design on the fly! But maybe the next one I make?

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See bird… Bird has babies.. and tweet all the flipping time!! Grrrrr…. I really don’t want to kill the babies…. So fly away little blackbirds, FLY away!

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Remember the bird, see the cat…. Listen to the birds

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RIP…. Rest in Peace my friend! My camera, my constant companion for years. Epic shutter fail, called Canon, and they don’t fix 20D’s anymore, too old they said…. But…. with the Canon Loyalty Plan I can upgrade to a 60D for a killer price. So I’m saying goodbye to an old friend. And hoping for a new friend. 😉

There are the last couple of weeks in a nutshell…. How was your week? Have a great weekend and hopefully see you here on Monday! Till next time, XOXO


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Woohooo We are moved… yay, now come the unpacking and finding new homes for all this crap ,uh, stuff. Yep, stuff, that’s exactly what I meant. It always amazes me how much stuff, flotsam and jetsam we have acquired, just over the last year.  I can’t figure out where it all comes from. But now that we have it I have to find new homes for it… (sigh) Where to hang pictures, umm, the fun part! I thinking I’m finally gonna change my kitchen decor from apples, that I’ve been collecting basically since we got married to something different…  I have a yen for antique kitchen tools. Blues and greens are ruling the roost in my mind’s eye.  Lighter and brighter is what I’m thinking. That will be the fun part… but until then unpacking… trying to organize (and keep it that way) is the name of the game.



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The new house. It’s so cute (and smaller,which means easier in my book) With a to die for yard, flowers everywhere! And the pluses keep adding up, it’s on a cul-de-sac with kids in every house, even the little boys have someone to play with!


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These are the great guys who helped us move! I didn’t have to pick up a single box! Breakage was at a minimum too! 😉

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Already playin’ in the yard… in all truth, prolly his first and last time mowing.

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See… grrrrr…. stuff everywhere!

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But the flowers are beautiful!

Hope everybody had a great week! Until next time, XOXO




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The Friday 5

The first weekend of Spring! Yay… while I’m dreaming of temps in the 70’s or so. I’ll be happy with the almost 60 degree weather with some sun that we’ll be getting.  Fingers crossed that Mother Nature got the spring memo that the solstice sent out! Attitudes have been adjusted thanks to a stern talking to from the Mr. So currently the 11 year old remembers he’s 11. It’s hard to be grown, when your an 11 year old BOY… all well he does have his reasons and I do understand them even if I don’t like them. Nicky Baby has had a somewhat better week.. more Greens than Yellows, 2 weeks on Green and I’ll let him get his Orange belt, (mean Mommy) However today is the Nicky Baby’s 7th Birthday so for today… he can do no wrong! ( ‘cepting be a twerp at school!)  But I have faith in him! So tonight it’s off to Chuck E Cheese! Woot Woot, Now where are my earplugs?

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He is now 7… 7 years old! Happy Birthday Nicky Baby!

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Spring is coming… it’s just around the corner. Things are beginning to green up and the hardy flowers are starting to poke their heads up!

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These are fractions. No really they are… and he’s reducing them using a rainbow? They don’t do this in high school… or collage… or in real life. Why teach them this and then have to un-teach it later? (or in our case, NOW)

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I just love this stuff! Makes me look like I have hair!! A bit pricey… but well well worth it! Truly I love the whole line. Works great!

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It is if you want me to speak in whole sentences and not stab anybody with a spoon!

That’s my week… How was yours? Have a great day and a better weekend! Till next time XOXO

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The Friday Five or Six….

Wow, This week has just flown by, not to mention where did February go?! Time sure flies when you’re not looking. On weeks like this I wish I could just stop time, just for a minute and go, “Oh yeah… this, this right here is what’s it’s all about.” Nothing really special happened, just those little moments that come and go so quickly.

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Nicky Baby’s mean face, getting ready to spar at MMA. (moments like this)

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My friend Katy, who knows me (and still loves me) and knows my love of Hockey and specially the Colorado Avalanche, sent me these really cool pictures She took of the av’s when they won the Stanley Cup!

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The lovely wind… that took a closed umbrella and not only opened it but turned it inside out!

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My not so secret (now) guilty pleasure!! What is it about Little Debbie Swiss Rolls? But my oh my, aren’t they good!



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Toasties Cafe… The Story will make you laugh! Click the picture to read more…. 🙂

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Good Morning!! And have a great weekend… xoxo

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