• DIY,  Pinterest,  YOLO MONDAY

    Easy Peasy DIY Cake Platter

    Happy Monday, Dear Ones! {I’m not sure why I’m calling you “Dear Ones.” I just feels right.  Oddly grandmother-ish, but right just the same} I’ve been meaning to show off this easy peasy little Pinterest inspired DIY project I did a while ago. Here’s my  “Pinspiration” : This idea originally came from Jamie at Jamie Cooks It Up It’s two cheapo Target plates epoxied to an old candle stick to make a darling two tiered cake platter.  Brilliant, right? I love it when I see an adorable DIY project that doesn’t involve:  A. A sewing machine (the last time I used one was Home Ec class in 9th grade),  B.…

  • Polish Swap,  YOLO MONDAY

    Polish Swap and The Big FUMC Make Over Reveal

    Welcome to the new Filling Up My Cup! Isn’t it beautiful?  I’m so excited to finally have my own fancy schmancy place in the blogosphere! I owe it all to the design talents of Kristen from From Kristen, With Love. If you are in need of a blog make over be sure to head over there and check out her work! She’s fabulous! This little make over also forced me to hook up FUMC with my social media accounts like a legit blogger.  I’ve had a Twitter account for forever but have yet to dispel my first tweet.  To be totally honest, Twitter confuses and frightens me. But I’m going to…

  • YOLO MONDAY

    Our New Normal

    So, FUMC has been a bit quiet for the last week or so…I think I can actually hear crickets chirping. Sorry about that. Don’t feel bad, it’s me not you. We’ve been in a bit of a transition the last couple weeks what with the kids going back to school and me back to work and I’m just starting to settle into our new normal. This time of year always tends to throw me for a loop. It’s not like I don’t know it’s coming but somehow the end of summer always seems to shock the hell out me. It’s like someone literally pulls the slip n slide right out…

  • back to school,  DIY,  home decor,  YOLO MONDAY

    Back to School and DIY Decorating

    Today is my first day back to work after a fabulous summer off.  While I will miss our lazy summer days, I can’t say I’m not a little bit excited to transition back to the structure of the school year.   What I’m trying to say is this: all the lack of responsibility has turned my kids into lunatics and I’m pretty sure they are conspiring some evil plot against me just to amuse themselves. For reals.   While I’m easing back into the swing of things this week, the kiddos have one more week off before the bat shit hits the fan, so to speak.   In order to prepare…

  • berry picking,  Book Recommendation,  funny kid conversations,  Recipe,  sappy mommy,  YOLO MONDAY

    The Raspberry Tradition

    It’s that time of year, again. Raspberries! Today was opening day of the raspberry picking season and the kiddos and I indulged in all the very berry goodness.  We did this last year as well which I thoroughly documented here if you would like to go back and read all about the early stages of my fruit picking obsession. I’m sorry to report that my enthusiasm for u pick fruit has not waned one bit since last year.  I will not bore you with the gratuitous berry shots this time around. I promise.   I would like to share a new raspberry recipe I found.  Yum!  First though, we need…