Beach Baking

We are headed to the beach tomorrow so I’m baking homemade treats for our vacation. I’m about to spend a week in bathing suits and this house smells like going up a pant size would be worth it…

I may hide the string bikini this year.

#BeachBaking #TemptingTreats #BakingForTheKids #ButterMakesEverythingBetter #SnickerdoodlesAreMyFavorite #BrowniesAreNext #Risky #ChocolateBringsPeopleTogether #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Old Lady Days

I have gone through this whole day thinking it was Saturday. It wasn’t until a sweet friend laughed/corrected me that I realized I had been given an extra day of weekend leisure. I have no plans, the children are at the lake so I have a quiet house… my first thought… I can get all the laundry done.

Oh, how my 20’s would cry if they knew what wild times were ahead.

#OldLadyDays #LaundryNeverEnds #MomPlans #FatPants #WineForDinner #OutrageouslyOrdinary


Some days I feel young and energetic, like the world is my oyster… other days, I get invited to join the seniors club.

#AARP #HappyBirthdayToMe #ThisIsNotGoodPR #OldLadyMail #IDontFeelOldEnoughForThis #HeresAFreeBagForYourEnsure #OutrageouslyOrdinary

My Guy

It’s only Monday and I’ve already heard my favorite quote of the week.

I was making breakfast for the babes and My Guy says, “Mom, I just love you so much.”

I dropped the spoon in the muffin batter for a big hug. “I love you so much too buddy.”

He looks up at me with a goofy smile, “I’m so glad that worked out. It could have been awkward living together.”

#MyGuy #FromTheMouthsOfBabes #SummerTimeSchedule #LotsOfLoveInOurHouse #MuffinKindOfMorning #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Break Wind

Here’s an insight into my crazy… I tend to personify things that wouldn’t have a voice without my help.

It’s a service, really.

This morning the dogs went outside to stretch their legs and have their morning constitutional. They were out there mere moments when the wind dared to blow and Dottie the dog ran into the yard barking to protect us all.

I happened to be standing at the door watching and in a thick Russian accent said, “I break the wind, your wind will not blow in my presence.”

I can’t explain where the Russian accent came from, but I turned around to both of my children in tears, laughing breathlessly.

“Mom! You just said you break wind!”

I’m always here to entertain.

#BreakWind #TheDaught #MyGuy #ChildrensLaughterIsPrecious #TheAccentMadeItFunnier #Family #OutrageouslyOrdinary

Clay and Rock

The kids are at Vacation Bible School this week which means I have 3 glorious hours every day to do whatever I want. I want to plant flowers… the yard apparently does not like what I bought.

I hate clay and rock. Especially at 98 degrees.

#ClayAndRock #Roses #Determined #YardWork #Flowers #KobaltCantHandleMyYard #OutrageouslyOrdinary


I woke up last night to the piercing siren of a low battery in a fire alarm. I staggered down the hall, following the awful noise to the kitchen. I looked up to see can lights but no alarm going off. I walked into the hall. No alarm. The living room. No alarm. Dining room. Nothing.

I headed back to the kitchen, hearing the volume go up, slurring four letter words. No alarm. So I started the search again.

5 MINUTES LATER – ears ringing, dogs whining, ready to drive away and leave the 3am sensory attack behind me – I see the flashing light of the alarm tucked behind the candy jar on the counter.

And then it hit me… I took it down last week to change the battery to prevent this very situation but didn’t have the right size batteries.

It mysteriously broke last night so now I need a new alarm and more batteries.

#Piercing #EarsStillRinging #NapWhileKidsAreAtVBS #FireSafety #HomeDepotHasEverythingINeed #OutrageouslyOrdinary