Y’all, I’m so sick. I haven’t been this sick in a very long time. Grateful that I was sick over the weekend so my husband could watch the kids. Luckily, the pink eye is clearing up! Still have the nasty productive cough and the headache and achiness though. Hopefully over it soon!



I’m so thrilled to be invited to be a vendor at this year’s WhedonCon! I’ll be there all three days with my awesome husband selling my handstamped stuff. I’ve watched (and loved) a ton of whedon things, but I never had time to watch Dollhouse or Agents of Shield. I’m super excited Netflix has them because I’m catching up! I’m also looking for quote suggestions if you have any!



We had some crazy rain on Friday. Some flooding in our area. Lots of trees and branches down. The last time we had rain, we discovered a leak in the ceiling, and this time we found another one. Looks like we’ll need to contact the roofing company we used a few years ago. 

One of the surprises was the blackout, caused by a down tree nearby. I had just washed both kids’ lovies, and something told me to just put them through the drier, not the entire load of clothes I’d washed. The power went out just as the lovies finished drying. Thank God for small favors! Our power went out just before 5pm and wasn’t on until 8 the next morning. 

On the plus side, we have tons of candles! First, we put on bathing suits and headed upstairs to our giant tub. There’s great light in our bathroom, so we played in the tub until the sun went down, then we had a candle light dinner. Fun times!



I had a super fun birthday! We headed to downtown Disney for dinner at one of my favorite places: Goofy’s Kitchen. I absolutely loved going with my daughter, but it was the first time with my son. It’s a great family place – buffet food (and lots of it kid friendly) and a few characters come around to your table to take pictures and sign autographs. I am incredibly impressed with their cafe for food allergies; a chef walked me around and pointed out all the different food I could eat, and despite it being a bit, I didn’t have any reactions!

The one thing I really wanted to do was take the kids to Build-a-Bear. It’s am expensive stop, so we’d never been. Our daughter was super excited -huge huge eyes. They had a deal on the My Little Ponies – 1 for $28 or 2 for $35. So, unfortunately, I just *had* to get one for myself since it was such a deal. So, one Luna, one Twilight Sparkle and one Pikachu later, we headed to the stuffing station, then went looking for outfits. Our daughter picked the matching Luna cape and crown, and we found a Batman outfit for Pikachu. (Oh it is so cute!) After naming them and paying, we headed home. It was a wonderful day.




I’m embarrassed to say that because of the stress of the past year, I’d gained approximately 20 pounds (and I wasn’t light to begin with!). So I challenged myself to another round of diet bets, which is a great motivator for me. I don’t need to win money, but I certainly can’t lose it! So after one month, I’m down 8 pounds and richer by $32. Yay me. Now on to another one for next month!