Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bucket List: Wahlburgers

My friend and I made the trek to Wahlburgers (in Hingham) last night for dinner.  It was worth the drive -- the food was delicious.  How can you go wrong with sweet potato tots?!?  Unfortunately there were no Wahlberg sitings.

Friday, February 27, 2015


When I bought my condo almost ten years ago I taped a bunch of photos of family/friends on the wall by my circular staircase.  I've been wanting to do something different for a long time and had the idea to buy some "job ticket holders" from and put photos in them.  Job jackets + command hooks + favorite photos = a photo display I'm happy with.  I bought back 6x9 job jackets.  I even cleaned the walls maybe for the first time in nearly a decade.  Oy.  #EPcondoproject.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

My Andy Warhol inspired dinner


Nerdy bird

This bird was inside Lobby 7 at MIT.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Anthro copy cat pillow

This is my first try at copying an Anthropologie pillow.  It took an hour and was SEW easy though I need to work on straighter lines.

Monday, February 23, 2015


I had beets last week and I'm going to have more this week.  #wilsonfarms

More snow? More flowers.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


I think this photo of Maggie is magical.

Is she on Real Preschoolers of Arlington?!?

Ruby Lou is here!

Beehive Brunch

I hosted a Beehive Brunch today with Belgian waffles, fruit and sausage.  These Beehives are bright and delightful and fun!  #arlingtonwardyoungwomen

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Devoted sisters

TBT: Primary Penny Parade

Not to brag (too much) but when I was 4 I had the winning poster for the Van Nuys Third ward's Primary Penny Parade.  During the month of Februar we collected our pennies and sent them to Primary Children's Hospital.  I hope I sent more than 9 pennies and 2 fake dollars.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

More snow!!

We got more snow last night, people! is pretty.  I wish I could share it with all of you.  #enoughisenough #newenglandwinter

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

My friend's daughter is earning money for EFY and I wanted help with cleaning and decluttering.  Win-Win!  This is my crawl space under my living room.

Burp cloths

I added 4 burp cloths to my stash of baby gifts.  #sewhappy

Sunday, February 15, 2015

I left flower shaped brownies for my neighbors.
As Grandma Pitchforth would say, "We have a beautiful white cover."  #anotherblizzard #churchiscancelled #snowday

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Does this snow make me look fat?

Farewell Rachael

Boston's loss is the PNW's gain.  So long, Westovers.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Mary Patton Poppins

I had a good time watching the twins tonight and they gave me this cute balloon Valentine.  I heart them.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TBT: Sewing

I took sewing classes in junior high, high school and college and I LOVE to sew.  I always say I wish I could sew every day and technically I guess I can!  I made this pastel plaid wrap-around skirt and matching scarf in high school.  #iamnomodel

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wish I was there Wednesday

Hermana Patton heading into the Provo MTC.  Photo cred: John Patton.  #HermanaPattonSLCSouth

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Snowy streets

I sent this photo to my two friends that used to live on this street with this message: No room for me to visit so I guess it's OK you aren't here.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Snow day. Bake. Repeat.

Productive snow day

Snowed in and productive.  I've done lots of tidying, organizing and filing. And HGTV.  #snowday

No snow photos

I'm tired of snow photos so today we have icicles.  #snowday

Sunday, February 08, 2015

4 cute boys under 4

I had lunch today with these cute 4 boys under 4.  #yummyfrenchtoast

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Good reminder: Mosiah 2:17

17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God.


Friday, February 06, 2015

Friday night hoops

#belmonthigh #benlazenby #lukepeterson #theywon!

Matchy matchy M&M

I had a fun visit with the twins today.  #fakeaunt

Reproduction fabric: my weakness

Today I refuse to wear boots


Thursday, February 05, 2015

TBT: me in Long Beach, CA

This was taken not far from where my Patton grandparents' apartment.  Those are polyester stirrup pants with a seam down the front.  I was so stylish.  Grandma Patton wrote on the back of the photo: "one of my favorites of Ellen."  #pattonfamilymemories #atleastitsnotasnowphoto

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

That's about 20 feet of snow!!

I took this photo tonight at Alewife, the subway station.  I'm guessing they dumped the snow off the roof of the parking garage.  Oy vey.  #becarefulwhatyouarejealousof

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

1 hour 1 mile

Things are rough in Boston.  The traffic is epic.  I just spent 1 hour going 1 mile.  #newenglandwinter

Monday, February 02, 2015

Tonight I want to marry the bus!

Thanks for getting me home.  #idolikebostonpublictransportation

MBTA driver #67679

She made a miserable commute better.  At one point she told us that the train would be leaving soon and then she said, "and I'm not lying to you."  Everyone laughed.

I found her once we got to Alewife and asked for her badge number and I am going to write a letter to customer service.



"We are currently experiencing severe delays due to a disabled train.  Please use alternate methods of transportation where available." 

Dear MBTA: you are my alternate method of transportation.  #MBTA

No bike riding

Boston is really snowy, icy, and cold today.  #newenglandwinter

It's snowing...again...


Sunday, February 01, 2015

Emmett's in town

It was so nice seeing Emmett today and meeting his baby brother Clayton.  #ilovethelillroses