Tag: Pretty Happy Funny Real

{p,h,f,r} Schoolroom Makeover

I finally got the school room cleaned, redecorated and reorganized last weekend. Now all our school books are catalogued by the Dewey decimal system (as Tony always wisely suggested) instead of alphabetically by title. And hopefully, I won’t have anyone asking “Where are the quills and ink bottles?” for a few weeks at least.  {pretty} Read More

{p,h,f,r} Because I Didn’t Take A Picture Of The Toilet

What better way to celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, and honor the head of our household, than to give Tony the opportunity to pick up a second-hand toilet in mint condition for 1/4 of its retail price? Okay, well if saving a bunch of money on a toilet didn’t excite him, our family trip Read More

{p,h,f,r} I’m Baaaaaaccckkk, From The Beach

February, you don’t own me! I am the master of my own destiny and you know what? I’m going to the beach! I refuse to be held a slave inside my house any longer! So take that, grey winter days and smothering cabin fever; I am taking some of life’s marrow and sucking it! Okay, Read More

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree

It’s the post so nice, I linked it thrice. Or it could just be that I’m lazy. And bloated. But in a very, very festive way. Perhaps you noticed how I didn’t “jump on” as promised and provide said ugly sweater photo? I’m not going to ask why you noticed, I’m just going to pony Read More

{p,h,f,r} Enjoying Every Moment Stuck Inside My House

It’s been a week of feasts here at the Mantoan crib. From stuffed shoes, to waking up extra early to make baked goods, to the yearly conversation I have with my husband on how we’re not using real candles in the St. Lucy crown. And crafts, oh so many crafts. So many wonderful traditions I’ve locked myself Read More

{p,h,f,r} Inst-y Edition

Continuous efforts to bloat my Instagram feed have revealed the painful truth; everyone I associate with online lives in a more photogenic house then me. And they get out more. Okay, I escape my digs occasionally, but so far I’ve found little inspiration at play practice, the grocery store or Fulton’s therapy appointments. But, with Read More

{p,h,f,r} Throwdown with Like Mother, Like Daughter

After a long absence, I’m linking up with Leila and her {pretty, happy, funny, real} BEDROOM EDITION! Oh, la, la! No, not that kind of bedroom edition. I took on the challenge laid down by Leila on Monday to snazzy up my bedroom. She said I didn’t need to make a big deal about it Read More

{p,h,f,r} The Best Of The Rest

First a shout out to Grace who was nice enough to link to my blog. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice her kind gesture until after I hastily  jumped online and posted a real downer of a prayer request. After hitting publish I noticed more than 12 people had been to my site. I hope that all Read More

{p,h,f,r} All The Awesomeness One Meme Can Handle

Buh-BAM! BAM! *MANLY GRUNT*   Are you feelin’ it?! And that was just for the {pretty} part. That last truck has skulls for headlights; SKULLS! Maybe you noticed the SCHOOL BUS catching air? WOOOOT!! [Fist pump, fist pump, chest bump] Okay, okay. If you’re still with me, and not rolling your eyes, let me assure Read More

{p,h,f,r} Entertaining

This week we are entertaining my husband’s brother and family from Wisconsin. The cousins quickly create adventures to fill the days, picking up where they left off a year ago.  Of course a shore trip was inevitable, multiple games of Stratigo plus one long ongoing game of Risk, lots of talking smack amongst the men Read More

{p,h,f,r} Good Photos From the Week…or not

I don’t know what it was, but I was whipping my camera out and taking snapshots all week. So I shouldn’t have been surprised when my camera battery died suddenly at the beach yesterday. (Sorry Edie, no pictures of you.) It had me wishing for my old manual SLR that metered and took pictures sans Read More

Party Prep and Celebrations Abound

So we’re home and life is picking right up where it left off. However, I’m continually surprised because I keep thinking it’s Monday. I’m making this post a double linky (if such a term exists.) Right before Fulton’s hospital stay, we hosted our annual Nativity of St. John the Baptist party. Some people open their Read More

{p,h,f,r} Photos that Encourage Checking a Loved One for Ticks

There’s flies in the kitchen, vegetables rotting in the garden and muddy handprints in/on/around the bathroom sink; summer’s here! It’s the time of year I can no longer hide my hairy legs under knee-highs or an ankle length skirt. The whole family has been living outside the past week or so, sleeping under the stars, Read More

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