So we went to a brewery and got a one-eyed cat

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FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Two weekends ago we took a tour of the Cedar Creek Brewery when we were visiting relatives in east Texas, and we walked out with a souvenir mug and a one-eyed cat. This is an extremely surprising turn of events for a family that already has too many mugs and said they didn’t want a… [Continue Reading]

Netflix giveth, Netflix taketh away

A list of Netflix movies that evidently involve a guy named Shaun.

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I was going to write something else today. However, since my blogging time has been adversely impacted due to circumstances that you will understand presently, I am forced to pen this letter to a certain streaming movie service instead. Dear Netflix: First of all, let me take a moment to thank you for the… [Continue Reading]

Organizational hacks for the rest of us

There would be no problem here if I'd just labeled it "Art Supplies."

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail When I was pregnant with my first child, I spent too much time reading Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple. Friends of mine had used the suggestions from those pages to bring order to their homes, and I came to the very unfortunate conclusion that those tips were just what I needed too. About… [Continue Reading]

Photos from a great day

Looks a lot nicer when viewed from an air conditioned location.

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Next time I commit to writing a post a day for a week, I’ll make sure to do it when a good friend whom I rarely see is not in town. Although, actually, maybe the timing is perfect. Hallie understands better than anyone that sometimes blogging duty calls. She looks pretty happy to hold my… [Continue Reading]

If you want to whine about your alligator problem, don’t come to me


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail I was recently involved in an email exchange with Joe and some of his friends from Houston. The topic of conversation was a recent news story that took place at a house near where one of Joe’s friends lives, where a woman discovered this in her backyard pool: Evidently this is pretty common in… [Continue Reading]

21 tips for survival mode


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail A few years ago I made a passing comment about being in “bare minimum mode” because we had four kids under age five. I was surprised when I opened up email the next morning to have a flood of questions asking me for more details about this concept. Ever since then, any time I bring… [Continue Reading]

Fabulous finds: Rats in a cage edition

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Summer is off to a rolicking start here in the Fulwiler household, and by that I mean our TV is about to explode from overuse. Every weekday I announce dramatically that we cannot spend one more day sitting around the living room, solemnly promising that there shall be activities, starting tomorrow. Then, the next… [Continue Reading]

To the ladies who sent me that quilt


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail A couple of weeks ago, a beautiful quilt arrived in the mail. And this wasn’t just any quilt: it was a prayer quilt, handmade by a group of ladies who specifically prayed for me while they were created it. Look at how beautiful it is: The attached label said it was from the prayer… [Continue Reading]

“Domestic monastery” or “annoying introvert”? – it’s a fine line

FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail An old friend got in touch with us recently, and his experience was proof that trying to contact one of the Fulwilers by telephone often yields different results than you would expect it to. Below is a transcript of our friend Sandeep’s experience with this endeavor. Before you read it, there are three things… [Continue Reading]

Where do you write?: A photo tour for nerds


FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterestPrintE-mail Okay, internets, ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?! If so, too bad, because we’re just doing some pictures from my house today. Why? Because I love, love, love seeing where other people write, and didn’t think I could get folks to ante up if I didn’t post a few shots of my own. So here is… [Continue Reading]