Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Over 20 days have passed since my last post. 

I have neglected my faithful readers. 
I am willing to admit that I have been a domestic failure as of late. 

I spent the past few months living life...
without cleaning a single toilet or cooking a delicious meal.

I have thrown all crafting by the wayside, and long-forgotten about half-finished crafts.

How do my blog, cleaning, cooking and cleaning all fall from the center of my world you ask?
After all, all of those things make my world go around.

Well, my husband was working away from home for the summer and we traveled along with him!
We lived in an extended stay hotel near his place of buisness.
We ate out for nearly every meal.

I have been spoiled. 
After some time, you become used to not cooking and cleaning. 
And you lose the desire to do so once you realize how much more free time you have....

I secretly pretended I was living the life of the rich and famous.

Not really....

Although this seems like a sweet deal, we all grew tired of the lifestyle....
the constant restaurant meals, the lack of space, sharing a bedroom with the kids, the ability to wash clothes freely... 

Bittersweetly, we are glad to be back in our house. 

I randomly posted thingsin the passing weeks to keep you guys interested.

Yet, lately, the level of neglect has been incredible.  I do apologize! 

There is still unpacking and reorganizing to do around here though.

I hope to get things back on track soon. 

Until then, what have you been neglecting? 
Do you have a blog? 
Your housekeeping?

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Belated 4th!

I get so wrapped up in updating my family blog that I forget to celebrate the holidays with you guys!
I regret that I haven't been at home to participate in the fun domestic things like holiday decorating or BBQing.

Since we are "vacationing", we had to be a little more easy-going.

Instead of grilling, we went to a very yummy burger joint and celebrated America's Birthday at a nearby Army post.

My family was dressed in the appropriate attire and
we made it through the day without a wardrobe change!

We explored the beach and a few moonbounces before we saw an amazing sunset!

We listened to a little music and patiently waited for the fireworks!

We were reminded how wonderful it is to be blessed as American citizens!

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday! 


I have a long list of things I would love to have if money was no object.

Of course, they are all frivolous things....but, I believe they would be life-changing!

The most recent item I have added to my list is the Dyson Airblade.  Have you ever seen one of these at a restaurant or theme park restroom? 

It is a hand-dryer.  And it is amazing.

I first saw one at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA.  I was blown away - ha! 
After searching a few websites you will find:

The airblade is super-dooper-expensive!
The airblade will dry BOTH hands in 10 seconds! 
The airblade is 80% more efficent than heated dryers!
The airblade removes bacteria with a HEPA filter and is very hygenic!

I cannot express how cool these things are. 

Instead of placing your hand under the dryer, you stick your hands straight down and pull up. 

The drying process is super quick. 
You do not rub your hands to encourage the drying process. 
You do not walk away tired of waiting for the heat to dry your hands and use your pants instead. 
The airblade completely removes all traces of dampness from your hands.

I am in love. 

Should you ever see one in real life and not walk away impressed, I honestly cannot be your friend anymore. 

Now if only I could get them in my home...


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