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Busy Day

You get your kids up get them off to school, and decide to take the clothes out of the dryer.  Waiting for one of your friends to bring her daughters volleyball gear over because you are taking her to practice tonight.  Continually adding more items to your grocery list, and dreading what everything is going to cost.  Calling the husband and reminding him there cannot be any frivolous spending because our oldest is turning 11 and she wants a new bike.

You leave the house and wait two hours while you car is getting an oil change and inspection.  Then it is off to three different grocery stores to get everything that you need.


My day started at 0630 this morning, and I got home from all of my errands at 2:00 pm.  

All the groceries have been put away, and I shoved a sandwich in my mouth.

I did get two glasses of coffee.

Thanks Goodyear!

I am tired.

Now to get ready for the girls to get home from school, put the rest of clothes away, and get ready for volleyball.

Thank goodness softball was cancelled.

We can all sit around this evening and veg.

I am going to knit, and drink a large glass of wine.

And beg Mr. Kell to rub my feet.

Hope you have a happy evening.


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Game Day Boots

Bright lights, chalk lines and cheers.

Painted faces, fight songs, and friends.

Rooting on your favorite team and stomping with the crowd.

Stomping that is in your boots!

DSC_1228A great pair of boots can be your greatest accessory for any game day celebration.

Keeping it casual, no problem.

shortsbootsBoots would be great tailgating with friends, hanging out at the stadium, or even watching the game at home.

Hanging out in a suite for the big game?

dressbootsThen dress it up.

Just don’t forget the boots for the big game!


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A Restoration Hardware Living Room On A Budget?

This is a question I have been pondering, since I got a ton of Restoration Hardware magazines from a friend.  I think soft, earthy, industrial when I think of Restoration Hardware.

I want our home to be a reflection of each of us.

One problem…..

Minus the girls rooms, and our bedroom, this house screams Necole!

I love color, and it is everywhere.  I recently had the mom of one of my girls friends say how much she loves all the color.  She mentioned that everyone always decorates with neutrals, and she really liked how I went there with all the color.

I would like a room in the house to reflect Mr. Kell minus the camo and white tail deer lamp.

Now, this really does not reflect Mr. Kell, but it is manly and neutral.  He is not of the fancy variety of men.  He prefers things to be simple with not a lot of color.  He lets me do what I want with the house because he loves me, and he knows it makes me happy.

Yep ladies, all that and he has a beard.

To do this on a seriously tight budget, I am using everything I currently have in the room.


Restoration studies


Basically what I need now is a accent table, lighting, curtains, and something for the wall.
Restoration Studies


When it is all said and done it will probably look more Pottery Barn, but I am going to give it a try.

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Just Some Stuff

A little bit of this, and a little bit of that is what has been going on this summer.

Work and play!

Sleeping in and eating a ton of watermelon and ice cream.

Summer time is the best.

We are getting ready for a three day trip of swimming, hiking, and exploring.

So this week means there will be a lot of cleaning, packing, and organizing.

Mr. Kell is turning 40, and there is still more school shopping that needs to be done.

To keep myself busy in between all the fun and cleaning, I of course have been perusing the internet.

1.  Just in case you do not know how to kiss, Life magazine put a how to out in 1942.

I have to say, the right ways are pretty HOT!

2.  I am loving all the fall wardrobe essentials I am seeing all over Pinterest.

This is pretty much how I dress.  Just add some cowboy boots, and skip the skinny jeans!

3.  I am delving into the world of essential oils.  I pretty much just want to use them to clean, fight wrinkles, and add to my arsenal during cold and flu season.

My favorite thing to diffuse right now is peppermint.  I am not a big fan of ingesting oils, so I will stick to topical application and diffusing.

4.  I cannot get enough of this song.  I sing it all the time!


I am excited to for school to begin again.  I am looking forward to having my house back!


I Caught Myself Looking At Shorts

I was not out looking for any kind of shorts people.  I was looking for running shorts.

We were out getting a softball bag for my daughter for camp this coming week.  There I was perusing the women’s section and my blonde bomber reminded me that I was looking for shorts.  She also reminded me that I did not wear shorts.

Well, I am here to report that I now wear shorts to exercise.  I will also wear them to the doughnut store, or for quick  trip to Walmart.

It has gotten all sorts of crazy.

I am not a follower.  I am very cautious with trends.

I was tired of exercising four days a week, and not looking like it.

That is when the 21 day fix came into my life.

I bought it because I could make three payments, and could be refunded if I was not satisfied.

Holy crap!  I would almost do a commercial I am so happy with the results.

6 pounds and 14 3/4 inches lost.

You have to be mentally prepared to do this.  Losing weight for one is like stopping smoking to another.  If you are not mentally prepared for the work, you are not ready for the program.

The containers and recommended food list are crazy easy to follow.

I kept a log in a fifty cent notebook, and I wrote in it every day.  That is the closest I will ever get to journaling.

I ate wheat, and carbs.  I did not eat 100% organic.  I drank a diet soda.

I went 21 days without refined sugar (minus the birthday cupcake for my daughters 6th birthday) which does not count.

The videos are legit!  I have never done a workout video other than Tae-Bo and some walking videos.

It is not for everybody, but it was what I needed to give me the body boost to walk in a store and buy shorts.

I loved it so much I am doing a modified version all summer!

I highly recommend this program for someone who needs to start some new habits!


p.s. The creator of 21 day fix does not know me from Adam, but if she did, I would give her a big kiss!

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Fixing Toilets, Charging Batteries, And Four More Days

Someone needs to get me my man card please.

After waiting 3 months for Mr. Kell to fix our toilet, then having him give up because it was leaking, I decided to take things into my own hands.

It is called Google people.  You can find how to do anything on there.    You see, not only do men not want to ask for directions, they do not want to read them, or do some research after many failed attempts.

I on the other hand love research!

Long story short, the gasket was to big for the toilet and that is why it kept leaking.  One quick trip to Lowes, and at the cost of only $2.79 I was able to pull off some plumbing magic.

Now I do not have to share my bathroom with my three daughters.


The following day the girls and I are getting in the car to go to the lake and it would not start.  The battery was super dead.  I have never used jumper cables in my life.  Thank goodness Mr. Kell had this cool charger thingy that hooks to your battery and plugs into a normal wall outlet.   After the battery was charged I was able to get to Autozone, have a new battery installed, and still get to the lake before 11.

Back in the day, I would have just waited for Mr. Kell to get home and let him take care of it.

Before you know it, I will be mowing the lawn.

I do not mow lawns.

I figure if I am the official scrubber of the toilets, Mr. Kell can mow the lawn.


There are four more days left in my 21 day fix.

I absolutely love this program.  Keeping track of colored containers and exercising every day is just what I needed.  That, and finally be ready to get this 38 year old body back in order.

I have lost 5 pounds, and 8 inches.

I am determined to keep up this program for the rest of summer break.

I cannot wait to see what Thursday brings.



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