Simple.  Sweet.  Memories.

No DSLRs.  No editing.  Just your phone.

Any phone works, but if you’re on Instagram, follow me and I’ll follow back!  I’m jeannettg.

I hate you little light.

Yes, hate.

Because you come on way too often.

And now, the gas pump stops when it gets to $100.

Which means my tank isn’t full, but the pump won’t let me get more.

Like I said: really really really do not like you.  I do not like it Sam I am.

I’m not really a fan of gnomes.  But these guys were so stinking cute and weird and kitchy that I almost came home with them.

And they were only $7.99!

Until I really looked at the third guy…and whatever he’s holding creeps me out.

So I left them at the store.

Mama needed a break, so I went to Pier 1.

A store that I cannot take my kids to…too many bitty breakables!

They had these sunshine yellow metal canisters.  I really wanted them.  But I have canisters.  So they stayed too.

But one of you should go buy them.  It’ll make me feel better.

I also saw these earrings that I really wanted.  All the pretty jewel tones and the antiqued gold and sort of unexpected.


Except that they might clash with my yoga pants and ribbed tank uniform.

Because seriously, where on earth would I wear these?

Nowhere.  That’s where.

They stayed too.

What did come home with me were magical eye drops from Walgreens made from unicorn dust, glitter, and rays of sunshine.

Because that’s what it takes to banish Pink Eye in a flash.

Henry’s eye started itching and weeping Sunday night.

By Monday morning he was crying that his eyes hurt and I had him quarantined.

But the magical eye drops took away his gunky eye grossness in hours and he was back to mostly normal on Tuesday.


But my celebration didn’t last long.

Because Tuesday morning I found little Jilly looking like Rocky Balboa after his fight with Apollo.

And she was so sad.

And pathetic.

But the eye drops whisked her ickys away really quickly too.

By Tuesday night, Pink Eye had claimed its third victim.

Luckily, Lucy never got it very bad and we were able to nip it in the bud quickly.

So far, it seems to have bypassed the adults in the house (hallelujah!!!), but I’m putting that bitty bottle of unicorn/glitter/sunshine eye drops in our fire safe alongside our birth certificates and the deed to the house…Precious, precious stuff.

Except, of course, if you ask my kids who all acted like I was pouring white hot liquid magma onto their corneas.

This pregnancy I’m all about savory foods.  Not so much sweets.  But FOOD.

For lunch one day I set myself up with french bread with whole cloves of garlic baked right in (heated of course), pungent Portuguese cheese, balsalmic vinegar and olive oil, and olives stuffed with more whole cloves of garlic.

I bet I smelled lovely.

Lucy found a new friend in this dehydrated worm carcass.

She carried it around gingerly and walked around the neighborhood talking to it.

“You okay wormie?  You take nap?  I wub you.”

She pet it and cooed to it and was ready to bring it inside the house for a nightcap…sorry lady, no room for petrified worms at the Inn.

Kids are so weird.

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I'm a mom to four. A wife to one. I believe in story. I love telling you about mine and would love to hear yours. There's really no sense in wasting our suffering and not sharing in each other's joy. We're all in this together...even if it doesn't always feel like it.

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    Love Pier 1 ! The earrings are amazing. Oh the JOYS of motherhood. Pet worm eh? I can’t wait to see what Bear wants to ‘adopt’! He is 4, so there should be tons of exciting ‘pets’.
    Sherri S´s last blog post ..Photos of a Farm Life – InstaFriday

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    LOVE those yellow canisters from Pier 1… however, I don’t think I can convince my husband that they’re a true need. But they’d make me happy! :)
    Hopefully pink eye has truly run it’s course in your home and no one else finds themselves icky and weepy in the next few days!!
    Have a great weekend! :)
    Mary´s last blog post ..{Instagram} Friday

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    I hate my gas light too! But more importantly the gas prices. Boo!

    Love that she carried a dried up worm around. That is hilarious.

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    that worm reminds me of that youtube video of the little girl and dead squirrel. kids are funny. and i wish my canisters would spontaneously break. i’ve been wanting new ones for a while, but i just can’t justify it when mine work just fine..

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    I HATE that little gas light too. Grrr. Almost as much as I hate PINK-EYE! :D
    Have a good weekend.
    Brooke´s last blog post ..INSTA – FUN

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    it’s been a treat to get to know you through these peeks at your week, and a double joy to be able to share my own with your wonderful group of gals who also link up – many thanks and have a super weekend xoxoxo

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    Those gnomes are so cute but you’re right about that 3rd one. haha!! Great shots. Glad the pink eye is wiped out!
    Heather´s last blog post ..Friday Phone Dump Week 11 & Week 12

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    for real. the gas-pump-auto-shut-off-thing is like being punched in the gut. and we *just* sold our gas efficient car and got a guzzler. stupidest thing ever. i totally feel your pain girl!
    aly allen´s last blog post ..instafriday #19

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    oh i hate that light too! hate it, but my car only takes about $38 to fill up, so it is not the worst, just wish i had a cuter car!

    love the sneak peeks into others lives via instagram and am now following you!!!

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    You are! That third gnome is holding something questionable. Good call.
    Chance´s last blog post ..Yo Yo Yo Insta Friday In The House

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    Yes. Kids are SO weird. I am so with you there. I want to come over and eat bread and cheese with you.
    kelli´s last blog post ..insta.friday!

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    Hi, I just found your blog, very cool! First time joining in so my photos are a bit older but true to form – they are from my cell. Looking forward to seeing what kind of shots I can get w/ my phone to share. (Btw- great idea!).
    Wendy@ Salt and Wine´s last blog post ..Happiness Is…

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    Love Instgram Friday, being doing it on my own…so chuffed to find this! Thanks!

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    Love the canisters!


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