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Pittsburgh, United States
35 Y/O wife to Tim and mom to Emma,Noah,Caleb, Stella and 2 babies in Heaven.Trying to walk in the path of the Lord and carrying my family with me. I love our 1902 home we purchased more 10 years ago. It is constantly evolving and goes through whatever changes my little heart desires. I love vintage treasures and I'm always on the hunt for them! My hope is that this blog will be a constant scrapbook for my family and home,a place to make new friends and just somewhere to lay out my thoughts,even if they aren't beautiful or inspiring. XoXo-Nikki

Friday, August 19, 2011

InstaFriday 8-19

Well,another Friday! You know what that means! So I'm gonna link up over at Life Rearranged for InstaFriday.

notebooks for list making and coffee.
As I mentioned before I work outside the home a little here and there. I've been with my company/organization for  nearly 13 years. In fact I started there less than a week after meeting Tim. I was only 20 years old,living at home with my parents and wearing baggy Jnco khaki's to work everyday. I had my eyebrow pierced and lived on a diet on Taco Bell and coffee from Eat n Park. (This is how Tim and I got to know each other,We'd sit in Eat n Park all night,drink coffee,make towers out of coffee creamers and talk).
I started out part time.Then after 2 years I went full time which I did for 6 years.

Working full time with 2 little kids is HARD. I commend all mom's who work outside the home because I did it and I know it's not easy.When I had Caleb nearly 5 years ago went to part time and now with Stella I'm what you'd call an occasional. I'm pretty blessed they work with me and are so flexible. I basically let them when and if I'm available and my boss schedules me according to what hours she has for me (weekend only). These days when I do come in I pretty much just answer the phones. It's an easy gig.

This week at work they've had an interesting visitor, The Life Size Mousetrap! I took a picture of the cute,dancing mice girls.     

Noah spent 3 days/nights at my parents to hang out with cousin Jake. I think they played Halo:Reach the whole time. 

I usually stink at keeping plants alive. However I've had great success with these basil and mint plants purchased in the produce section at the Giant Eagle.  

Look what I did with the basil!! A delicious Caprese salad for the RFL wrap up picnic! BTW,this picture was taken with the encouragement of Jill who said it was beautiful and to take a pic before she dove in!!

life rearranged


Kim's Treasures said...

Yum Caprese salad! I love this time of year, fresh tomatoes and basil! MMMMM!!!

How nice to have such a great job!

Have a great day!

Kimberly said...

Nice pictures! I took a pic of my caprese salad this week too! :) Its such a pretty dish!