Sometimes You Have to Stop Getting Things Done

April 11, 2014
hanging with my kids

Sometimes, you have to slow down. If you haven’t noticed, I do about 40,000 different things. I have a full time job, I blog, a lot. I have two kids that need to go to school, karate, and they are starting to have social activities as well. I lead a host team at church on […]

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Face Your Face

April 2, 2014

Today, I’m facing one of my fears. Now it’s your turn! Share your photo or video in the comments!

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The Encouragement Project

March 24, 2014

I’m starting a new project. This one really means a lot to me. Check out the video for all the info. I hope you will want to join in!

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TMI Tag Video

March 19, 2014

Mama Kat tagged me for TMI Tag this week!

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23 Lipsticks

March 13, 2014
maybelline the elixir

Last week I stopped off at Walgreens to get some envelopes. But what is a trip to Walgreens without at least a peak at the beauty sales. And this Maybelline Elixir lip gloss was on sale buy one get one half off. So I got 2. Petal Plush and Raspberry Rhapsody. Got back to my […]

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March Goals

February 27, 2014

I decided this year not to make New Year’s Resolutions. Instead, I’m focusing on one word, fearless, and making a monthly goal list. January’s List February’s List I did ok in February, but I do need to get back on track for a few things. 1. Pack and move. – I ended up not buying […]

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Most Eventful Zoo Day Ever.

February 24, 2014
chimpanzee size

Usually when we go to the zoo it’s all sleeping animals, too many people, and most of our time spent at the playground. But this weekend was different. Christopher wanted to take pictures of EVERYTHING. And he was getting all of the cats to get up and move around. We started the day by seeing […]

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February’s List

February 2, 2014

I was pretty ambitious in January. 1. Buy a 5 shelf bookcase for the new office area. Rearrange and style all bookcases. – Done 2. Finish styling the dining area. – Done 3. Learn to knit throw pillows. Knit two pillows for the sofa. Knit one pillow for my bed. – Didn’t get this done. […]

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A Mom’s View of Justin Beiber

January 30, 2014

It came out today that Justin Beiber tested positive for marijuana and Xanex. I am not surprised. Justin started out as a kid who just wanted to sing. Then something happened that changed his life. He got the chance. Since he was 12 years old, people have made fun of his music, his face, his […]

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8 Things I Said to My Kids this Week Other Parents Didn’t Say

January 24, 2014
Not my house.

Legos don’t make good bookmarks. When we buy a new house we can’t build an underground fort. When we buy a house we can’t knock down a wall just because we can. Replacing your head with a bowling ball is a bad idea. You can not eat peas in bed. I don’t think being born […]

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The Daniel Fast

January 6, 2014
the daniel fast

Last year I spent the first 21 days of the new year fasting. Specifically, I did the Daniel Fast. And it was amazing. Spending 21 days with God will give you a relationship with Him that you didn’t know could exist. There are many ways to fast for the first 21 days of the year […]

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January’s List

January 2, 2014

I have decided that instead of making yearly resolutions this year, I’m going to make a monthly list. Each month I will come up with a list of projects, ideas, to dos and set out to get those accomplished. January’s list is looking pretty exciting! 1. Buy a 5 shelf bookcase for the new office […]

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Top 10 Reader Favorites of 2013

December 31, 2013
peppermint bark

This was a great year for Dishwater Dreams and I thank you for coming by as often as you do to check out what is going on in my little world! These are the top 10 reader favorites from the blog this year. #10 – Peppermint Bark Recipe #9 – Chili’s Cinnamon Apples recipe #8 […]

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That Time My 5 Year Old Drank an Entire Can of Dr. Pepper

November 18, 2013
center of the universe tulsa

We took The Daddy out for his birthday back in September. Beforehand, Dylan snuck and drank an ENTIRE can of Dr. Pepper. This is what happened. Let it be a warning to you all. At dinner… After dinner… The only time he actually stood still… Still going… An hour later… Hide your caffine! Trust me!

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I am Thankful

November 16, 2013

Continuing with the #NovemberThanksPhotoChallenge this week! See last week’s post. Follow me on Instagram. Nov 9 – Colage I am thankful that I have a pretty darn good life. Nov 10 – Time I am thankful for all of our veterans and the time they have served. I am thankful my son is learning about […]

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5 Things You May Not Know About Me

November 15, 2013
pandora tattoo

If you are on Facebook, you have probably seen the new game going around about things you don’t know about people. I decided to jump in and got 5. And I decided to share with you! So 5 things you don’t know about me: 1. I refuse to sleep on anything but satin sheets. No […]

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My Name Means…Nothing Really

November 14, 2013

The meaning of names is super important in many cultures. My name, Lindsey, means from the Linden tree isle.  Which I am most certainly not from. A linden tree looks like this: which really doesn’t add anything to the meaning. It’s a tree. Sometimes in the UK they are called lime trees. But they don’t […]

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I am Thankful

November 8, 2013
snuggling with Dylan

This month I am doing the Instagram #NovemberThanksPhotoChallenge. It’s just a fun way to remember all of the things I am thankful for. Nov 1 – Love I am thankful I get to snuggle and watch Angry Birds cartoons with this guy. Nov 2 – Brown I am thankful for Puppy. And lovies in general. […]

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8 Reasons I Love Living in Oklahoma

November 7, 2013
Oklahoma 2011

1. We have seasons. I mean having wonderful weather all the time has to get boring, right? Maybe not. But Oklahoma has a bonifide 4 seasons. Winter isn’t often too severe. Though we do tend to get ice instead of snow most of the time. I love watching the leaves change in fall and the […]

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The One About My Kid Discovering Music

November 6, 2013

Dylan has recently discovered music. I mean really discovered music. The first thing he does when he gets home from school is grab my iPad and start playing music. Sometimes he won’t turn it off until bedtime! He wants to DJ in the car. He knows what he likes and what he doesn’t. He has […]

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First Day of Fall at the Zoo

September 26, 2013
african penguin

The first day of fall this year we spent at the Tulsa Zoo. We started the day off by listening to a talk about penguins. Did you know their bodies don’t get wet under their feathers and their entire mouth looks like it’s covered in tiny fish hooks on the inside?   We saw a […]

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VIDEO: Gangnam Style

September 18, 2013

Cause sometimes you have to sneak up behind your kids and take a video. At least until you get caught.

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Who Am I Anyway?

September 11, 2013

I think I've lost sight of who I really am. If someone were to ask me, I could make a list of the roles I have. Mom Daughter Granddaughter Sister Friend Blogger Web Content Editor Woman Follower of Christ Host Team Leader I could tell you what I like to do. Read Write Cross Stitch […]

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September 5, 2013

I can't sleep. Again. I tried.  But for some reason my brain has decided I'm a vampire. My alarm will go off at 6am, a mere 4 hours and 14 minutes from right now. I will roll out of bed, shower, get ready for work, and make it through my entire day just wishing I […]

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I’m OK, and That’s OK

August 23, 2013

I’m not sure if I’ve forgotten who I am or just forgotten who I am supposed to be. Can something be broken for the simple fact that it isn’t broken? I feel normal. Perfectly normal. Is that supposed to happen? I’m happy. I have a great job. I have great kids. I have a great […]

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First Day of School

August 19, 2013
first day of school

I know a lot of parents high five and throw a party when school starts. Not me. Our summer didn't change much. I still had to work. I still feel like I missed out on a lot of their summer. And we had weird, rainy weather. And now it's starting all over again. Big Brother […]

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That Time I Had my Tarot Cards Read

August 8, 2013
Bottom of the Cup Tea Room

One year for my birthday, I asked for a trip to New Orleans. It is an amazing city full of history and voodoo and cemetaries and vampires and Trent Reznor and ghosts and artists. As I was in the top of my closet pulling down Little Brother's baby book (he asked to see it) I […]

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I Would Still Love You…

August 6, 2013

This is an actual conversation that took place at my house. Little Brother: I love you, Mommy. Me: I love you too, buddy! Little Brother: I would love you even if you weren't my mommy. Me: Awww. Thanks my love. Little Brother: I would love you even if you were a zombie. I would shoot […]

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This is What Happens When You Try to Get Your Kids to Be in Your Vlog

August 1, 2013

I had this brilliant idea. Most of my stories start out this way. I am a person of ideas. I have TONS of ideas. Most of which are brilliant. Some of which are possible. This was not one of those ideas. Attempt #2 wasn't much better. You know that kids say hilarious things in the […]

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Making the Bed – A Conversation of OCD Proportions

July 25, 2013
hot to make a bed

When The Daddy was over for dinner the other night, he decided that me trying to make my bed was funny enough to film. Do you think I'm too OCD about making the bed?

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The 5 Benefits of Volunteering

July 23, 2013

Every Saturday night, my boys and I arrive at church an hour before an evening service at The boys grab a snack and hang out in the lobby while I get started with my tasks. I am a Host Team Leader, and I love it. 50 minutes before service starts all of the greeters, […]

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July 19, 2013
rock wall climbing

Reading – I am on a somewhat neurotic reading streak right now. It's summer. I've 4/7 of the books on my summer reading list. I actually have 3 books going right now. I have Heart Like Mine by Amy Hatvany in paperback for poolside reading, Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight on my iPad, and Room […]

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Having a {Basket}Ball

July 11, 2013

Little brother is playing basketball this summer. It's been an adventure. He loves practice, but games, not so much. He is learning to get his hands up, he's just not really quite sure why yet.    Sometimes he is completely lost.   Or just not paying attention, but he's not alone. What more can you expect […]

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4th of July and Fireworks Fun

July 5, 2013

Last night we headed out to Jenks, OK for fireworks by the Arkansas River!  The boys had fun goofing off while we waited for it to get dark. I was trying to get the to smile, but they just wanted to make silly faces. Before the fireworks there were jets and biplanes flying overhead. Then […]

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What Independence Means

July 4, 2013
reading at the pool

To me, independence means so many different things. It means that men I love have made great sacrifices. My grandfather was a glider pilot in WWII. I have family members that didn't come home from that war. My dad went to Vietnam with the Air Force. The Daddy served in the Marine Corps. There are […]

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If Paula Deen Weighs as Much as a Duck, She’s a Witch

June 29, 2013
Paula Deen

I was an English professor for 8 years before changing to a career in social media. One thing I taught my students was logical fallacies. A logical fallacy is a flaw is the structure of a deductive argument. I used this example from Monty Python's The Holy Grail.   Obviously, their arguments make no sense. […]

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