Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 in review by WordPress

I just got this groovy email with an option to make it public, so I did.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 8,100 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

I thought it was pretty cool.  

I hope to hit 10,000 views by Simplywe’s 1st birthday in February.  It’s a long shot, but I have hope.  

Ways you can help:

Tell a friend. 😀

Tell 10 friends. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

Pin photos/craft ideas you like to Pinterest.

Like Simplwe’s Facebook page.

Above all keep coming back!

humongous thanks to those of you who leave comments.  Comments make my day! I love, love, love them.  They, along with my stats page, are what keep me motivated.

I am so proud of Simplywe, and grateful for each of  you who keep coming back! I have had the most fun sharing our everyday lives with you.  Simplywe would not exist if not for you amazing readers.  You have been so supportive and it means the world to me.  It really and truly does!

I wish you all a happy, healthy, wealthy, love filled 2012!

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Filed under Amazeballs, Celebrate, Everything else, With Gratitude

Old Into New

I have a new favorite thrift store.  It’s St. Vincent De Paul.  They have the kind of stuff you’d find buried in your grandma’s attic.  Long lost awesomeness.  This is the kind of stuff my dreams are made of.

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I found this case of 200 Davidson Star D vintage glass slides and they called to me.  They were well worth the $25 I paid, though I had to gag the tightwad in me while I paid.  I struggle with paying more than a few dollars for anything at the thrift store, even if it’s amazing and totally worthy of the asking price.  More than once I have been too cheap/stubborn to get what I want.  I leave empty-handed, only to come back for my hearts desire the next day, and find it gone to someone sharper than I.  This day though I listened to my gut and I’m so glad I did.

I have been filling the slides up with bits from vintage books found in their 10¢ bins.

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You will be seeing these in my, soon to open, Etsy store.

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I’m so excited and having a ton of fun!

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Filed under Amazeballs, Entertain Me, Feeling Fartsy, Let's make things pretty., On The Cheap, Thrifting

Organized

My beloved art closet.

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Clutter drives me insane.  Organization calms me.

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I have wanted to put that clothes bar to use for a year now, but wasn’t sure how.

Enter growing supply of cool coffee mugs.  I love them, but they were taking up too much shelf space.

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Der took the bar down for me so I could string the cups up.

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They are up, out of the way and I can move them from side to side.

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Happy sighs.

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My inspiration door.  It’s a work in progress.  I just Mod Podged some of my favorite things directly to the door.  Whenever I look at it, it makes me want to create.

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Globetastic!

Check out the GIANT vintage globe I scored at Goodwill.

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Old, colorful, metal globes are so cool! AND it was only 5 bucks!

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Filed under Goodwill, On The Cheap

Mini Hike

On our way back down Mt. Lemmon last week, I kept asking Derek to pull over so I could take pictures.

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At one of the pullouts, we went on a mini hike.  The views were breathtaking!

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Conrad and Ami took turns looking through the binoculars backwards.  They thought it was hilarious that everything looks smaller.

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I was smitten with these tiny pools.

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Long windy roads are just cool looking.

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It was a great place to watch the sunset.

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Filed under Adventures, Amazeballs, Making Memories, Natural Happenings

Snow Day

This is one of those posts where I hope your internet connection is super fast, because there are a ton of photos.

We live less than an hour from Mt. Lemmon.  It’s one of the many perks of living in Tucson.

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In a matter of a few miles the scenery changes from beautiful, saguaro filled mountains, to gorgeous pine trees and snow.

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Ami’s sled is a trash can lid.

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He’s my brooder.  That’s his broody face.  I think he was having trouble deciding if he should keep making snow angels, sled some more, or build a snowman.  Seriously.  I kept telling him there was plenty of time to do all three.

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It’s amazing how much fun can be had without spending a dime.

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Jermia and Der were throwing snow onto the suburban.

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These guys are Bob the Blob, and Eduardo.  Jeremia made and named them.  They stayed on the bumper almost all of the way home.

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They’re teasing me because I kept telling them all not to eat the snow.

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I love the icicles all over the rocks.

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We had SO MUCH FUN!

The boys thanked us over and over and Ami and Conrad said it was the best day ever.

Family fun days are the best!

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Filed under Adventures, Amazeballs, Entertain Me, Making Memories, Natural Happenings, On The Cheap

A Visit With Keegan!

We made a trip to Phoenix and were lucky enough to spend some time with Keegan.

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My gorgeous guys.  The only one missing is Benny. 😦

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We don’t get to see Keegan nearly enough.

I was still a kid when I had him, so we basically grew up together.  We haven’t had an easy go of it, but I think we are both stronger for it.

I love you Keegle Beagle!  I can’t wait until next time.

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