I was all set. Wake up. Take on the world. Kickbutt.

That didn't happen.

In better news, we got a LOAD of cleaning done over the weekend and didn't spend a penny at ALDI or on delivery.

I'll take that as a win.

As for today, I'm moving zombie-like as I sort clothes to donate or maybe turn into dog beds. Not sure yet? I also have a HUGE yellow bean bag that we bought last year when Tim was sick. Now, it's just in the way. I might half the bag into two smaller dog beds. Easier to move and clean. Me thinks.

Dunno yet. 

For snack time it's a toss between cinnamon, spelt, chia, flax, maple pecan pancakes or warm potato salad.  

I will need a trip to ALDI again soon, just not today. Gotta rebuild the house account and every penny counts. Making food stretch, stretch, stretch is my jam.  

Lastly, today's cartoon ... 



Say hello to my new friends! Gift card + clearance and I'm one happy whisk. Dig this, jogging bras for a tenner each (I got four). Gotta keep my knockers from giving me a black eye when I jog.

That's funny because it's true.

Two pair of jogging shorts and two pair of not quite leggings, not quite sweats. Not sure the correct word so I'll go with comfy and warm for chilly early runs.

In other news, I noticed that once I started working outside the home, I got lazy. Big time. Instead of cooking more, I'd grab crap on the ride home or ask Tim too. Well, forget that nonsense. It's back to homecooked foods and (for me), plant-forward menus. 

I love my veg! 

In other, other news, it's just about the weekend and we're fixin' to hit Barnes for some fun time, driving in the new-to-us car. Lemme tell you, lots of money left the building, for sure. However, the advantage of having two cars outweighs the money spent. Even when the money came from our new house savings.

I've said this many times. I don't see the car engine blowing up as a bad thing. It's not bad. It's not good. It just is. What I choose to do with that and how I turn a situation into fuel, that's what's important.

That's freedom. 

Lastly, I've got my new shorts on, new jogging bra, recently clearanced pink shirt and two braids. I'm lookin' cute and ready for a mini workout, starting with the lawn. 

And that my Boogerbutts is all that's fit to print. 

Off to mow. Whisk, out. 


Ya' Gotzta Go!

Hello Boogerbutts! 

It's the weekend and I am very, very excited to say that we got both air conditioners in yesterday and by next week we should have our old car back. The engine blew up. 


Once when Tim drove me to work (I recently quit more on that another day), and the second time at the mechanics. No one hurt, thankfully, that's the most important. As for our down payment for the house, well ... more on that later, long story short, we have to build.

And we will. 

As for today, I'm grooving to the tunes, drinking blueberry tea (oh my yum), and getting crap done. Happy weekend to all and to all a good time.

Huggs & Bugs - Me



Hellloooooo Boogerbutts! 

What's it been a month or so? Happy to be back and celebrating SPRING this week. Happy Autumn to all ya' fall folks out there, too! 

New season means a new goal, more on that in a minute up first, it's new banner day! Freshly drawn from the new kitchen table that I built. 


Game changer.

Some recall the battles I've had with the kitchen like, the fridge that's been in four different places (in three days), tripping over camera gear (constantly), and the revolving kitchen table/work bench fiasco. 

Ugh and goodbye to all of that!

Say hello to my little mess. This is where I drew today and where I'm writing to you now. See the top of the table? Glued, sanded and stained with a homemade mixture of chocolate powder and coffee, then top-coated with a clear coat. The legs are black, and I'll show you those another day.

Now back to seasonal goals. It's something I've done forever, each season one new goal. Only this time, instead of picking our own goals, hubby and I did the picking for each other. For him, I picked finish his KickStarter by end of Spring. For me, he selected open some kind of store front to sell my cartoons. 

Two big fat goals. 

Bring IT!

I'm up for the challenge. I love the draw and want to see my art on shirts, mugs, hats and walls. 

It's time.

Long overdue, actually. 

And that my Boogerbutts is the updated news on my end. This is Ivy, reporting live from the best new kitchen table in the history of EVHAR!

Chat again soon.

Huggs & Bugs, Me. 



Today I started the new job, just a one-on-one to setup things. Tomorrow I have my first full 8.5 hour day and I'm over the moon. 

Over the moon. 

We opened a second bank account for direct deposit. Saving all our pennies to get the heck outta Dodge. That feels AMAZING. 

Okay, I can't stay online. All showered. Two days of food prepped, dog food made, dryer almost done. After work today I hit Target for extra work shirts.


In other news, the KitchenAid Bowl Lift Stand Mixer is heaven. I'll drop a video down below. I cannot stop using this machine. OMG. Best purchase in a long time.

And that my Boogerbutts, is all that's fit to print. Chat again soon. Off to my coffin with a book, soon.