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It's been a while since I've participated in InstaFriday, but I'm back and ready to share! I really need to figure out a new system for keeping up, so if you are a fellow InstaFriday poster, feel free to share your system in the comments.

For now, I'm playing catch up...

Asher found the toilet paper. We've now had to retrain ourselves and Jonah to keep the bathroom door closed. This boy and his antics keep me on my toes!

Asher toilet paper Happy Brown House

I crossed something off my cooking "bucket list" and made homemade tortilla shells. Don't be fooled, it was out of necessity. In an effort to avoid going to the store (or sending Ray for me), I tried my hand at tortillas. They weren't too hard after I got the hang of it. Ironically, I still ended up sending Ray to the store for something else. Ack!

Homemade Tortillas Happy Brown house

I made some killer cupcakes with perfect looking icing.

Perfect cupcakes Happy Brown House

This is the worst part of making cupcakes. It is not so glamorous.

washing dishes Happy Brown House

Catnapper fell asleep on me during Sunday Dinner at Granny's house. Translation: In the South, "Sunday Dinner" is what others call lunch. Supper is the evening meal, not dinner.

Catnapper napping Happy Brown House

I got happy mail from Hope Ink! Sometimes it pays to have fast fingers on Twitter. I snagged her random giveaway tweet.

Happy Mail

Sunset masterpieces are my favorite. Jonah said this was me yelling, "Noooooooo! Stop that!" Sounds about accurate these days. Gotta love child drawing psychology.

Sunset Masterpiece Happy Brown House

Sneak peek of our house. I kinda love it. A lot.

Happy Brown House

This week's blog posts brought to you by Panera writing sessions. Mr. Happy Brown House must have read my blog post about needing breathing room. He's pretty fantastic, even when I don't deserve it...which is most of the time.

Panera Writing Session

I've been reading, tweeting, sharing and crying over the Compassion Blogger posts this week. My friend Jolanthe (my real-life, hugged-her-last weekend friend) is on the trip with Compassion to Tanzania, Africa. Won't you check out their posts and consider sponsoring a child?

Compassion Bloggers: Tanzania 2012

Linking up with Jeanett at Life Rearranged for InstaFriday
life rearranged

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Sunday 13th of May 2012

Your happy brown house looks lovely! The porch looks so welcoming - it invites one to sit, drink ice tea and enjoy life there. : )

sandi rubber boots and elf shoes


Monday 14th of May 2012

We do love our little porch! We find ourselves out there in the evenings after dinner is cleaned up most days.


Friday 11th of May 2012

Wow! HUGE props for making your own tortillas! So jealous. Wonderful pictures! Great to get a glimpse at your week. ;)


Saturday 12th of May 2012

Jenny, I can do anything with Jesus and Google. ;) In all seriousness, they aren't that hard. Try them! My husband said they were better than store-bought.

Susi aka Sinead

Friday 11th of May 2012

Your house is lovely!! It looks like the house from Anne of Green Gables. I'd love to have a porch like that! The tortillas look nice. I'm going to learn to bake my own gluten free..


Saturday 12th of May 2012

Why, thank you for the lovely compliment! Anne of Green Gables? Never thought of that when looking at my house. We do love our little porch. Good luck with the tortillas! We thought they were better than store-bought!