Recent posts for Pleiades Bee

Shabby Apple Giveaway!
This isn’t the first time I’ve been asked to host a giveaway or write a review. I’ve always declined, though, because the products didn’t seem fitting. But when Shabby Apple, a lovely site that offers a modern take on vintage clothing, asked if I wanted...
Posted: 6/4/2013 11:04 AM
Sophie’s First Sleepover
For months Sophie has been begging to have a sleepover. She’s still so young, though—I feared no one her age would be allowed to spend the night or that if she spent the night at a friend’s house, we’d be called around 2am to come and get her. Then my...
Posted: 6/3/2013 3:02 PM
We Were That Family
It’s summer. Not technically, but the pool at the Y is now open so really, it’s summer. We’ve been twice. The first time I took all three kids by myself, to meet my friend Angel and her daughters, Zoey and Mya. It was so much easier than last year. The...
Posted: 6/3/2013 2:34 PM
Where I’ve Been
I haven’t blogged about Easter. One of my best friends is Greek, so I thought I could hold out until Greek Easter and, even though we aren’t Greek, somehow make that work via a nice transition about Easter, friendship and spring but Greek Easter was May...
Posted: 5/30/2013 11:01 PM
How Is It Not Even Noon Yet?
This morning Andy woke up to find James staring at him, little chocolate fingerprints staining the sheets. Turns out we forgot to close the gate at the top of the stairs. Again. And instead of waking us up, James went downstairs, got into the candy basket...
Posted: 5/23/2013 11:19 AM
Go. To. Sleep.
Sophie (at 9:37pm, after asking for a glass of water, while both boys are screaming for me): “Why are you a little stompy right now?” I guess the hardwood floor in her room did a poor job of hiding tonight’s frustration. “There was never a child so lovely...
Posted: 5/17/2013 9:40 PM
The Office
The final episode of “The Office” is on right now. Andy and I used to watch it religiously, every Thursday night. We stopped three years ago (Owen and James turn 3 Sunday). The show started soon after Andy and I were married. I was working at Popular...
Posted: 5/16/2013 10:35 PM
Links I Love
• It was spring, and raining—hard, and I was driving back from Ohio University with all my college furniture and belongings stuffed in the back of my parents’ pickup truck, covered in a tarp. With the rain came wind and the ropes holding my tarp down...
Posted: 5/10/2013 6:11 PM
Some Days …
I accomplish big things. Like finishing up a several-week-long freelance project. Planting a garden. Vacuuming the entire house (which may not seem like a big accomplishment until you understand that I have to pick up everything in every room before vacuuming)....
Posted: 5/9/2013 9:44 AM
The View From Up High
Sophie and I went for long overdue haircuts tonight. I love our haircut nights. It’s a night out, just the two of us. I get to see my friend Nicholena. Sophie gets to inform Nicholena how I have no idea how to do her hair (picture Sophie piling all her...
Posted: 5/3/2013 12:32 AM
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Our family of five lives in a 100-year-old foursquare in Fort Thomas, Ky., along with Tucker (our lab) and Mia (our cat). Thanks for visiting!

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