Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Let me know if you see curtains or even just fabric like this!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

For The Future

Dear Kacey,

It's me. Kacey. This is just a friendly reminder for you in the future. Someday, when you are the best teacher ever and spring break comes around, don't assign your students homework. After all, it is a break, right? Not just a break from having to actually attend class. It should be a break from everything! No class. No Homework. No projects. No papers. No reading. No stress! When you assign your students an overload of homework over spring break thinking they will just have so much extra time on their hands they wont even know what to do with it, it will cause them to involuntarily cry or throw up. And not be able to go with their family to Disneyland. Or maybe even resort to stress eating and eat a whole bag of twizzlers and m&ms while their husband stares at them in shock. I'm just saying... it's not healthy.

I'll just close my eyes and pretend I'm here.....

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Shout out to all my white girlz!

I have been very fair skinned all my life! Some may even call me pasty...(ahem... Karl.) I prefer 'fair'. With my fair skin comes frequent sun burns and a high risk of skin cancer. I can't believe how fast summer is creeping up on us! SO. This time, I want to be prepared. I am going to be very good at applying sunscreen daily this summer. I don't want to end up like my fellow fair-skinned friend over here.
It's not funny, Todd. (I don't know if his name is Todd. He looks like a Todd though, right?)

The problem is... Not only do I not want a sunburn, but I also don't want to walk around looking all oily and smelling like sunblock all summer long! I'm no Wendy Peffercorn you guys.

So if anyone knows a really good sunscreen that doesn't smell like a public pool and won't make me feel greasy all day, do share!

Monday, March 7, 2011

They are married!

Mat & Kaelin are married, on a honeymoon cruise, and on K & K!

Their wedding was absolutely perfect! I am so happy for them. They hired another photographer for the day of the wedding so Karl and I could actually be in the pictures and enjoy the night. So unfortunately... I don't have any pictures from the day of, but I will be sure to post them as soon as I get some!


On my birthday weekend, Karl and I went to the glorious Ikea where I walked away with these lovelies. I have wanted jars like these for a long time, but they are always like $10 plus! At Ikea, they were only a few dollars each. Booyah.

Oh? Jars to hold some common household ingredients? Sure. But how will I ever be able to tell what is in each jar?!
Good thing I got these little vinyl chalkboard tags for $1 each! Crisis averted.
I also hung this old shutter on our wall today and I love it. It makes me smile every time I walk by. Here are pictures of different ways you can see it walking by. You're welcome.

(Fun shots from the photo booth at Mat & Kaelin's wedding this weekend!)

While I was loading these pics I stumbled upon these from a few months ago... thus why Roscoe is so itty bitty. I wish he was still that small.
Roscoe knows what "grill" means! It means he gets to hang out with Karl and get meat tossed to him.
My boys!
I also cleaned the whole house today. Can you tell I'm avoiding homework? Spring break could not come any faster! Now I'm back to laundry.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Oh dear...

Look who I found hanging out in the forest!

Tomorrow morning, I will go see my older brother marry the love of his life for time and all eternity. We have all been so excited for this wedding to come and now it is finally here! I could not be happier to have Kaelin as the first new sister to enter the Shaker house. She is just about as perfect for us as she is for Mat.
However... tonight I can't help but feel sad. My family is all grown up! Less than a year ago there were 5 of us kids all hanging out at home and after tomorrow, there will only be 2! I can't imagine how my parents are coping. Growing up with 4 brothers was seriously the best. I love each of them so much. I feel like Mat and I have always had a special bond. I am so happy for him and am sure I will be crying my eyes out tomorrow (joyfully). But I'll never forget the times we had when we were little.

Congratulations Mat and welcome to the family Kaelin! Go fight win!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Melanie & Henry

My beautiful friend Melanie is getting married this weekend! I'll be so sad I wont be at her reception (as I will be attending my brother's that same night!) But I'm glad I got to take their pictures a couple weekends ago! See more at K & K!