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Self-photography & Other Randomness

We had a great weekend and I hope you did too.  Justin had to get under the kitchen sink to install a new faucet on Saturday and while he worked he got a little taste of why I tell him it’s a major accomplishment if I ever complete any task on any given day.


Today was good in an “average Monday” sort of way… I drank coffee and worked on emails*.


And them moved on to laundry…

And then started to make 5 boxes of cornbread for the Rescue Mission…

But realized first, I needed to do dishes, so I did…

Then I made the cornbread…

Then all I wanted to do was put my feet up and drink a Diet Coke…

But it didn’t last long because I remembered my hair…

Oh, and how could I forget, all of the above took place with the “help” of 3 little precious rovers! And… I’m still brushing it as I type {because the brush is still stuck}… I’ll be sure to let you know how it looks when I’m finished. I really wish my cousin was here, I need a miracle worker.

And my husband has already called the psych ward to let them know I’ll be in as soon as I wrap up this post.

Actually, after I spent some time photographing Darby Doll and laughing my rear off I made egg salad because it’s Morgan’s absolute favorite. My recipe is really easy and not at all calculated… but oh so good! {if you like egg  salad}

Take some hard-boiled eggs.


And roughly chop them.


Grab some: mayo, yellow mustard, & dill relish.


Then add 1 “plop” of mayo, 1 squirt of mustard, and 1 squirt of relish… then stir really good, the larger egg chunks will mash into smaller egg chunks.


Then, if you’re feeling crazy {which OBVIOUSLY I was today} you can add a little Jane’s Krazy Salt {it’s been a LONG time since I’ve mentioned her but my love for her is still the same}.


Trust me when I say it’s not as pretty all mixed up, so I won’t share a picture,  just take my word for it that it’s delicious.

But I do have to add this warning… if you make it and proceed to pick up your 5 year old from preschool and bring her home for a tasty egg salad sandwich she’ll likely walk in the house and exclaim, “Momma… our house smells like DOG TOOTS!”

*emails: I’m still trying to get my email accounts under control. Over the weekend I switched to a new server/hosting {I don’t know the terminology– thankfully, Chris does!} and in the process, for a few hours, my email account was down. If you sent an email that was returned ‘undeliverable’ over the weekend you can send it now and it should come through!

I’ll be back soon with more a more “substantial” post… but I can’t promise that I’m done with Darby Doll… she provides me so much comic relief. Even if it is at the expense of the children & Justin thinking Mommy’s going crazy!!

xoxo Darby Doll

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  • Lindsay
    February 1, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I love Darby doll, especially with her rubber gloves! Thanks for the laugh!

  • Paige
    February 1, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Hi Darby! I have been following your blog for a little while but have not commented yet, but after this post I just had to! This sounds like a day in our house as well (I have a 6 year old, 5 year old and 3 year old). My husband often comes home to find me laughing hysterically at something that he just thinks is plain crazy. Thank you for taking the time to share how God is working in your life (He teaches me so many things through my children!) and for making us mothers out here reading not feel so crazy! 🙂 God has used you to inspire me, encourage me, and help me laugh more at the blessings of motherhood.

  • Leisha
    February 1, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    This is hilarious!!!

  • Bailey
    February 1, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    The first picture of your hubsy is really sweet, and I think the new “Darby” is going to be a STAR I see big things for that little lady…

  • mandy
    February 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Oh, I really enjoyed that. Thanks for taking time out of your busy life to entertain us! Glad there are other crazies out there too!

  • Anonymous
    February 1, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    I love your blog! You take great pictures and I especially loved the “Darby Doll” ones from today’s post. Absolutely. Hilarious.

  • Christy
    February 1, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Cute pics of “you”. If only we all had look alike dolls 🙂 I’m a new follower of your blog and love how bold you are about your faith! You go girl 🙂

  • Janna
    February 1, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    That first picture is FANTASTIC! 🙂

  • LaPriel
    February 1, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    My daughter (12) and I have absolutely loved your Darby posts. Darby definitely does have a future!

  • Lucy
    February 1, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    This post made me laugh out loud. My husband looked at me like I was totally crazy… so it seems you aren’t the only one going to the nut house! 😉

    Thanks for making me laugh tonight, and good luck getting the brush out of “your” hair!

  • Stephanie
    February 2, 2010 at 12:07 am

    So needed the laugh tonight! Thank you, Darby Doll!

  • Stephanie
    February 2, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Oh. My. Goodness.

    Darby doll is hilarious! I hope she starts making regular appearances. She cracks this girl up!!! 🙂

    if it’s any consolation – the “real” Darby’s hair does not look like that – but you are cute as a button like darby doll – the whole family is!!

    I wonder if there’s a market out there for an entire family of models?? Y’all could do it!

  • pam
    February 2, 2010 at 12:12 am

    darby, that’s hysterical! love the doll. thanks for my chuckle today. pam

  • amy norris
    February 2, 2010 at 12:14 am

    haha! it took me a while with the darby doll, then i remembered and laughed SO hard. and glad the hubby got a handfull of what you are used to daily! i thought about you today when i posted my most recent on the blog with my chatterbox, in your spare time (haha) or if you need a laugh and the reminder that there are other moms ready to admit themselves to the looney bins (i request a padded room) check it out.

  • Devon
    February 2, 2010 at 12:24 am

    My husband just leaned over and asked who the crazy doll picture was from. We can’t stop laughing at your post. You are hilarious, my friend.

  • Becky M.
    February 2, 2010 at 12:24 am

    I am feeling you today. I felt so guilty this evening after we put the kids to bed. I just sat down on the couch and zoned out on the computer. Poor husband. Sorry, not enough mental energy to be married and carry on a conversation today. lol. Maybe tomorrow will be better.

  • Sarah's Fab Day
    February 2, 2010 at 12:25 am

    I love the Darby doll, she’s a cutie. Not to mention funny.

  • your cool friend Cheryl
    February 2, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I have the same egg salad recipe…a little of this, a little of that.

    Love your Darby doll.

  • grace
    February 2, 2010 at 12:31 am

    is darby doll for hire? i need some extra help nowadays. i pay really well.

  • nealie
    February 2, 2010 at 12:48 am

    GIRL! you make me laugh! the brush stuck in the hair is priceless-if we couldn’t laugh, we’d all go insane Jimmy says! i’m just sad that I have 2 boys and no baby dolls to reinact my day! xoxo, one of your up late blogstalkers

  • sherry
    February 2, 2010 at 12:53 am

    I found you through your sisters blog…btw, yours is the only one I read that isn’t about interior design. I like that you write about real life even though I love the design blogs. This post reminds me of my world! Five kids and running a business from home while still trying to be a Martha Stewart keeps me laughing, everyone thinks I have lost it but I don’t care! I tell them if I weren’t laughing I would go crazy! My husband recently stayed home for three weeks to help me while I recovered from surgery and he couldn’t believe the chaos that goes on…he said that not only can he not do what I do but that he doesn’t want to! Thanks for the blog and the laughs! BTW I just finished reading your sisters blog with the post for designers funny stories so I am sure my husband is wondering what I am doing on the computer!!

  • Jenn
    February 2, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Love the pictures!

  • Mott @ The Courtyard Gate
    February 2, 2010 at 1:20 am

    I am down to only one ‘child’ now and that’s my hubs! And believe me, you can’t change a 62 year old! LOL Your egg pics are absolutely beautiful! I got a 50mm f/1.4G (Nikon camera) and am loving it, although I still have a way to go comprehending the aperature, shutter, etc. The reflection on the counter is amazing! Are you going to Blissdom ’10? I would have loved to have gone but would be so lost. I’m still sort of new to all this blogging stuff! I would love to sit and talk with you and Edie from Life in Grace. You sound like my kind of girls!

  • laura
    February 2, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Your Darby doll is really funny and she make me think of you for sure…ops i don’t think your hair is like doll’s hair!!!!!
    Well your husband is so good to take care of the home also mine is so…but some time he need to be ispired for make the work…we don’t need to be ispired for work we need to do..or you can wake up in the morning like me and think that you are living in a big mess the last days and never know from where to start….
    Well this is my day for today….need to clean , need to iron and finish my carnival dress.
    See you soon little Doll Darby

  • Katharina
    February 2, 2010 at 2:29 am

    I think the idea and the pictures are awesome!

    It reminds me of something I found in the internet yesterday:
    A gnome that was stolen from a neighbors garden and was taken on a world trip. If you dont have time to read… just take a look at the photos – they are so funny, too.



    Maybe DarbyDoll will dream of switching a day with the gnome and go to a beach in Thailand or New Zealand instead of doing the dishes and laundry!

  • Kristen
    February 2, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I love the addition of Darby doll. Absolutely delightful!

  • homeschooler
    February 2, 2010 at 4:29 am

    HI-larious! Love your fun sense of humor 🙂

  • alison g. (brazil)
    February 2, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Darby, you get more gorgeous by the day! 😉

  • kendall boggs
    February 2, 2010 at 5:47 am

    that’s really hilarious!

  • Carrie
    February 2, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Wait a second – dill relish? I have never seen this in the grocery store and suddenly feel very, very deprived. Has anyone seen this on the East Coast, specifically Brooklyn, super specifically within walking distance of Carroll Gardens?

  • mary katharine
    February 2, 2010 at 7:22 am

    Awesome post! And a great start to my day:). The Jane’s Crazy Salt … you’ve had me hooked since this summer and now Momma is hooked, too!!

  • Jennifer
    February 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Too funny! I love the Darby Doll! What a great read to begin a rainy Tuesday morning!

  • Tara Verdigets
    February 2, 2010 at 7:38 am

    You are so gorgeous Darby Doll!


  • Abby Maddox
    February 2, 2010 at 7:39 am

    You are WEIRD!! 🙂 But the picture of “Darby” doing the laundry did make me spew my coffee 🙂

  • erika (mommasis')
    February 2, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I am at a loss for blog material. I need an Erika Doll. Could you please send one my way? By the way, that doll really does kind of look like Mom. The lips and cheeks. She’ll be thrilled.

  • kristy
    February 2, 2010 at 8:02 am

    How fun! I *heart* Darby Doll!

  • julia
    February 2, 2010 at 8:05 am

    great photo story! We just got this book…it reminds me of your post…

  • deb meyers
    February 2, 2010 at 8:07 am

    love Darby Doll! AND her blouse : )

  • Melanie Gore
    February 2, 2010 at 8:09 am

    Thanks for the great laugh! I love egg salad but I am the only one in my house that eats it. My husband and son HATE the way it smells;)

  • Jaime Scott
    February 2, 2010 at 8:13 am

    that is too funny! love darby doll!

  • kristin
    February 2, 2010 at 8:15 am

    That totally just made my morning. My twin girls are looking at me with a ‘ your are crazy momma” look on there face as i sit here chuckling. Have a great day.

  • Elaine
    February 2, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Oh my gosh, that is hysterical!! Darby Doll can get it done!

  • warriormom
    February 2, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Thanks for the comic relief!!! I love Darby doll and I admire and appreciate your window into real life! It is refreshing!

  • Yevette
    February 2, 2010 at 8:26 am

    A really funny and cool post!

  • Kellie
    February 2, 2010 at 8:28 am

    This made me laugh this morning – thanks – you describe “our”*** days so well!!!! ***mothers of lotsa small children!!!! Stinkin’ HILARIOUS about Morgan’s comment “Dog toots” – that sounds just like something any one of my children might say – they think tooting is just about the funniest thing ever!!!

  • Nanny
    February 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

    How funny….what a great post…..dog toots hahaha! I have got to make egg salad…I never have made it!

  • Savannah Garcia
    February 2, 2010 at 8:40 am

    Love the darby doll- that’s too cute! I must admit that we use Jane’s crazy salt all the time… There isn’t a meal that goes by when Patrick doesn’t ask me to pass the “darby salt” we love it!

  • Cameron
    February 2, 2010 at 8:42 am

    D– I loved seeing Darby Doll in action. She had a busy day! Love you all!

  • Design Esquire
    February 2, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Love it! You made me laugh out loud too.

  • Darla
    February 2, 2010 at 8:44 am

    ok, thank you for making me laugh this morning…that was hilarious!!!

  • Robyn
    February 2, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I’m reading at work, and now everyone is wondering why I’m laughing so hard! That is just what I needed a good laugh! Hilarious!!

  • Erin
    February 2, 2010 at 8:51 am

    OH MY! This was one of my most favorite posts ever! SO funny. I giggled quite a lot. Love the first pic of the little ones with their daddy, too… so precious.

  • Karla
    February 2, 2010 at 8:52 am

    I love this post! Gave me a good chuckle.

  • Jessica {lovely jubbly london}
    February 2, 2010 at 8:56 am

    I needed a laugh today and I have to say thank you to Darby Doll for providing it! I think we need to see a little more of her in the future!

  • michelle
    February 2, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Hey Darby! I’m a friend of E’s- I’ve been reading your blog for a while and never posted…but alas, this post inspired me! I think it is HILARIOUS that you are using the doll as your alter-ego!!!! As a SAHM, I feel the same way sometimes! 🙂 Best job ever though! Thanks for giving me a giggle this morning. 🙂

  • Lee Ann
    February 2, 2010 at 9:00 am

    The “Darby Doll Posts” aboslultely CRACK ME UP!!! Hilarious. Some of my favorite posts. Well, I say that, but I *love* your sewing tutorials, recipes & precious children. Love your blog–my favorite 2nd only to my sister (can’t beat my adorable nephew, you know). Thanks for sharing your life!

  • Lynn Soon
    February 2, 2010 at 9:01 am

    Ahhh, this is so funny! I love it! Darby Doll needs to make an appearance more often!

  • jo
    February 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

    loved this post! darby doll is pretty darn cute even if her hair is like medusa’s!

  • Lisa @ lists in my pocket
    February 2, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Love it! You have to keep your sense of humor on Mondays. 🙂

  • rachel
    February 2, 2010 at 9:10 am

    Oh this totally cracks me up – LOVE it! ( :

  • cassidy
    February 2, 2010 at 9:15 am

    I *heart* this Darby Doll post! I hope to read about her again soon. I will be laughing while I go and make myself some coffee. Thanks!

  • Sara
    February 2, 2010 at 9:22 am

    I love your “self portraits” via the use of Darby doll! And how sweet of your cute kiddos to “help” their father with installation of the new sink faucet!

  • Brooke
    February 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

    HA!!! You are so creative!! Iove this…hilarious!! I wish I could get motivtrd today to do laundry, dishes, and cook, but it’s lookin’ like a “don’t feel like doing anything” kind of day. Im hoping I’ll snap out of it soon. :). Thanks for a good laugh this morning!

  • alston
    February 2, 2010 at 9:25 am

    you are too funny! i hope darby doll sticks around!!

  • Jennifer M
    February 2, 2010 at 9:30 am

    I’m laughing out loud…the picture with the rubber gloves is my favorite. And I can tell you enjoyed staging Darby Doll as much as we readers are enjoying the pictures!! Love your sense of humor – it’s brightened a boring winter day!

  • Jill Cribb
    February 2, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I love Darby doll – you are so funny! Love Darby Doll’s shirt too!

  • Becky
    February 2, 2010 at 9:46 am

    This is great! Thanks for the laugh this cold and gray morning!

  • Beth
    February 2, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Okay,that was funny!

  • Lindsey
    February 2, 2010 at 9:58 am

    I have never posted a comment before, but had to after laughing so hard at your Darby Doll post. I stumbled upon your blog somehow in blog land. I have no idea how, but I just love reading it and your children are precious!

  • jessica
    February 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Darby Doll is ridiculously funny, this was too cute. Seriously, you have no idea how entertaining you are, do you!?!

  • Barbara
    February 2, 2010 at 10:00 am

    The doll was truly hilarious. If I don’t laugh another time today, I’ll be okay with that.

  • Zoe
    February 2, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Oh my word, this is just too funny. The diet coke cracked me up. I am so impressed that you could find the time to do all that ‘self-photography’ AND get all that done. I’m lucky if I can manage to get the dishwasher unloaded and half a load of laundry folded with my little helpers.

  • jessica
    February 2, 2010 at 10:00 am

    Actually, you could sell those Darby Doll prints on etsy. I already want Darby Doll Does Dishes for my kitchen!!

  • Melissa
    February 2, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Love Darby Doll! Was a much needed laugh this morning!

  • Ivy
    February 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I love the Darby Doll pictures…so funny!!

  • angela
    February 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

    You are so funny! Love the Darby Doll pics! Sorry to say, she really does favor you!! LOL! My favorite pic though is the first one. Love that you got to show daddy why you can’t get anything done!!! Hands down, your posts are still my favorite. Oh, and that niece of yours, Sloane, what a doll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Heather
    February 2, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I LOVED this post! I laughed out loud multiple times. I think more Darby Doll pictures are needed. 🙂

  • beki
    February 2, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Girl, this post gave me a chuckle!!

  • MaryBeth
    February 2, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I adore Darby Doll. I laughed so hard. One time I had my nephew’s Flat Stanley and he did New York City. Up the Empire State Building, attending a Broadway show, the ferris wheel at Toys R Us and sunning in Central Park. Maybe the two of them can get together for coffee sometime. xo, MB

  • Alexa
    February 2, 2010 at 10:26 am

    LOOOOOVE DARBY DOLL!!!! I will be looking for my own look alike. Where can I find an Ewok doll?

  • Becca~TimeWellSpent
    February 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Oh my this was funny, cute, clever, I could go on and on! Dog toots~ha! Don’t ya just love kids!!

  • Karen
    February 2, 2010 at 10:30 am

    That was one of your most hilarious posts–thanks for making us laugh so hard!!! Hope all is well!

  • Talysa
    February 2, 2010 at 10:35 am

    Hilarious!!! Love the Diet Coke pic. Don’t feel bad…my house smells like dog toots sometimes too…even when I’m not making egg salad. :-/
    One of the many joys of having a large breed dog.

  • Tara
    February 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Too funny! I need Darby doll to come to my house and help me with my to-do list.

  • Bridgette
    February 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Thanks for the laugh…”dog toots” HAHA

  • Kaylene
    February 2, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I was sitting here reading this, thinking we’re going to see some pictures of you and then I see Darby doll and literally bust out laughing. Thanks for the laugh!

  • scattering lupines
    February 2, 2010 at 10:39 am

    Well, she’s SO right! Egg salad DOES smell a lot like dog toots!

  • Rachael Ensom
    February 2, 2010 at 10:39 am

    OMG the pic of the kiddos with your hubs is precious! Love it!

  • abbie
    February 2, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Oh, this post is toooo funny. I love it.

    Darby Doll cracks me up.
    And I love the first pic–children crawling all over.

    “….it’s a major accomplishment if I ever complete any task on any given day.”

    Well said–
    Sometimes Daddies really need to learn by firsthand experience. 🙂

  • Emerging Domesticity
    February 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

    The pics of Darby Doll made me die laughing! So cute … enjoy your day!

  • Kelli
    February 2, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I LOVE your use of the Darby doll…it really gave me a laugh. AND I love that you used dill relish, my favorite over sweet.

  • arre
    February 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

    O.M.G(ah)! DARBY! this is THE funniest thing i have seen in … i don’t know how long. i cannot get control of myself. BBAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAHAHAHAAHAAAAAAHAA!

  • Nikki
    February 2, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Hi Darby,
    I’ve been following your blog for about a year and today, well today I laughed so hard it hurt. I LOVE Darby doll! Doesn’t it feel good to do something that makes you laugh at yourself?!

  • Katie
    February 2, 2010 at 11:07 am

    That was hilarious!

  • Shannon
    February 2, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I think the Darby doll is hilarious! Definitely can’t wait to see what new adventures she comes across. Thanks so much for posting, I always look forward to your updates!

  • Sara
    February 2, 2010 at 11:29 am

    This cracks me up!! Thanks!!

  • Kristen
    February 2, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Oh my gosh, what a hilarious post!! I love it, just literally laughed out loud at my desk looking at those pictures of “Darby doll.” Hehe, suddenly my morning’s looking a little bit better, thank you. 🙂 P.S. I am so happy to know they sell good ol’ Michigan made Jiffy all the way down south!!

  • mag
    February 2, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Ouch, just fell off my chair from laughing so hard! Thanks Darby!

  • Ali
    February 2, 2010 at 11:44 am

    This is like a blog reader’s inside joke! I LOVE it. I laughed so hard! Thanks for the egg salad recipe, too!!

  • julie
    February 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

    thanks for todays post … laughed my rear off as well!


  • megan
    February 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I LOVE Darby Doll! She is hilarious; please keep her around for a while. I just laughed out loud {at work}; totally worth it. Thanks!

  • Ashley
    February 2, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks for making me laugh out loud today!!:) I love egg salad, can’t wait to try it out!

  • Lisa
    February 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I am just cracking up over here from the hilarity of this post. You are too funny, my dear.


    P.S. I think your hair looks lovely!! 🙂

  • Malissa
    February 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    That was truly entertaining! I laughed through the entire post. Please continue to use “Darby Doll” in more posts:)

  • stephanie
    February 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    that is BRILLIANT!!! you are hilarious!! =D

    And i’ve always wondered — why do hard boiled eggs just smell so bad?!

  • Caroline
    February 2, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Girl, you get A LOT done and still have time to fix your hair?? I love DARBY DOLL and I love that she even has a cute little outfit on. The pics were SO cute. Keep her around, she’s funny. You might have to buy an extra case of Diet Coke though… she looked pretty thirsty!

  • Tyne
    February 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    YOU are a doll!

  • amanda
    February 2, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Too funny…wow, the time you must have spent w/ darby Doll! I make my egg salad the same except I add sweet relish – yummy!!!! have a great day!

  • inge
    February 2, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    you have no idea how much you cheered me up today I think Darby doll has a great future and could be the new BARBIE she is much more true to life

  • Christy
    February 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I read often, but rarely comment, but I couldn’t not comment today! 🙂 Must. Keep. Darby. Doll. These pics were just too funny! I would be totally laughing my head off taking the pics & then posting them. Love it! I think you should keep her for yourself & get the girls a new doll. 🙂

  • Yolande
    February 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I love the one of “you” typing with the brush in the hair… I think they’re hilarious and I want to see more!

  • Lori
    February 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    I don’t know what was funnier the darby doll or the comment by your 5 year old about the egg salad sandwich. Yes, I too love it egg salad- but I also get a lot of heck about the smell. Pioneerwoman turned me onto Hellman’s mayonaise – you ought to try it – i’ll never buy kraft mayo again!

  • nicky
    February 2, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Love Darby Doll – she provides comic relief to all of us! More posts on her!

  • Lisa
    February 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    You’re hysterical…thanks! 😉

  • Shannon
    February 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Your post brought a much-needed smile to my face, thank you!

  • Melise
    February 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Hysterical! I loved it all but I think the one of Justin with the kids all piled on top of him while he tried to work is the BEST! I tell my hubby that all the time and I only have 1!!!

  • Lee-Anne Fenwick
    February 2, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I Really, Really, REALLY needed a good laugh today!!!!!! Boy did you bring it…very impressive that you can make time to take your doll around the house, take and edit photos AND be the supermom and wife that you are. I need lessons. My blog is suffering these days – I have hopes to get to it, then before you know it, well, it’s been a week or two and I have nothing posted.
    Much love!

  • Jen
    February 2, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    how could you ever forget that hair?

  • May
    February 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Oh, please, please keep the doll pictures coming – they are so funny!!

  • Tara
    February 2, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I love the Darby Doll! Did anyone call you that growing up? My kids wouldn’t eat an egg if their lives depended on it, so I forgot egg salad sandwiches even eggsisted. Um ummm…I will have to stink up the house tonight (good thing we have a new puppy, no one will even notice the salad)

  • Michele
    February 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Girl, you crack me up! Thanks for the laughs…I needed it 😉
    Hope you are keeping warm in AL…we are freezing in VA!

  • Kathy
    February 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    You are so darn funny! Have a great day!

  • Jaime
    February 2, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Darby, this is a brilliant post and the pictures made my day! You are so good!

  • taylor
    February 2, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    PLEASE keep darby doll around..the one of DD with a DC had me in hysterics! I have brown hair and an addiction to DC as well so I can relate.

  • Kristen
    February 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    Darby Doll! This is about the funniest thing I have seen in a LONG time! Thanks for the laughs!!!

  • Christie
    February 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Love the Darby Doll!

  • Molly
    February 2, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Seriously, I am CRACKIN’ UP! Your post today is so uplifting and good for the soul. I love it!

  • jenn
    February 2, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    This absolutely CRACKED me up!!!

  • Jean from NJ
    February 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    WOW! I have been a “lurker” for a while now . . . this is the first time that i am posting a comment. What can i say? CLASSIC! made my day, te-he-he!!!!

    I see a series in Darby Doll’s future. . . today’s pilot episode was a winner!! THANK YOU for the laughs!

  • Beth
    February 2, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    That was by far the best post I’ve seen in blog land. I’m still laughing and I can imagine just how hard you were laughing as you did it. Great !!!!!! Thanks for the fun.

  • Becky
    February 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Favorite post on this blog. Ever! It reminds me of the book “The Lonely Doll”, which is one of my all-time favorites. Edith had much better hair than Darby Doll, sorry to say.

    February 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    I agree…… BEST. POST. EVER.

    Question: did you use the self-timer to take the self-portraits? I kid, I kid. Darby Doll is *almost* as adorable as you!

    LOL @ “Momma… our house smells like DOG TOOTS!”. My husband says the same thing when I make egg salad.

  • stephanie
    February 2, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    you are SO funny!

  • Karen
    February 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    The darby doll series is just adorable!

  • Sarah
    February 2, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Darby doll is a crack up. Thanks for the laugh!

  • Maggie @ Living the Life of Riley
    February 2, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    That hair is out of control! I hope that Darby doll comes back for future posts. This just cracked me up.

  • Shannon
    February 2, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Thanks for this post! It made me laugh out loud. Love your blog!

  • Shannon
    February 2, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I loved the Darby Doll post! Thanks for bringing a (huge) smile to my face.

  • Sara
    February 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    This post cracked me up!!

  • natalie
    February 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    your funniest post ever darby! smiled the whole way through

  • amy
    February 2, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    This totally made my evening. 🙂

  • Sarah Hedgspeth Foster
    February 2, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I heart Darby doll- and apparently so does everyone else 🙂

  • Heather
    February 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Love Darby Doll and I am totally jelous, because I want a doll my girls say looks like me!

  • Cassity @ Remodelaholic
    February 2, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I love the new mascot! Thanks for the laugh!

  • Lexi
    February 2, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Darby doll is just another example that someone should pay you A TON OF MONEY to do what you do! Your posts are awesome and make my day.

  • Nicole
    February 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Those Darby doll pictures are just too funny! You guys are great!

  • Jenna
    February 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Oh my word – you had me laughing so hard!! In my book – you totally rock!

  • LizInScotland
    February 3, 2010 at 5:27 am

    I don’t know if I’m laughing more at Darby Doll or ‘Dog Toots’…I really needed that today!! xx

  • Sherrie
    February 3, 2010 at 7:36 am

    ROTFLMAO at the doll self portraits.

  • Lauren
    February 3, 2010 at 9:27 am

    This is hilarious!! I so enjoy your blog…my husband thinks I’m crazy because I get so excited to see one of your post in my reader. 🙂 I’m a little weird that way about blogs I like to read. HAHA!! Thanks for the laughs and encouragement you have given by sharing your life. And I mean laughs in a good way.

  • Tiffany
    February 3, 2010 at 9:46 am

    LOVE the Darby doll pictures! So classic! What a fun idea! I would have been laughing at myself the whole time too. Love it.

  • Pink Wallpaper
    February 3, 2010 at 9:47 am

    that is so funny…i just got egg salad at the store and told my husband i could totally make it better…and now i have a great recipe. oh, and i love your hair…mine tends to look like that on a daily basis 🙂

  • Rachel
    February 3, 2010 at 10:34 am

    After a rough couple of days, I checked google reader and sure enough, you had updated. Can I just tell you that Darby Doll made my morning! Thanks so much!

  • Paige
    February 3, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Darby- I just love your blog! I happened to stumble on it looking for an ice box cake recipe the other day, of all things. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I love all your renovation ideas! You are so creative, and thanks for the laugh today with the Darby doll.

  • Cousin
    February 3, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    DD- I was showing the salon girls your blog last night at work and it may take all of us to tackle Darby Dolls hair;) I wish I was there with you all! Miss you and love you!

  • Meg
    February 3, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Darby, I am laughing so hard. I love it. Please do not let Justin send you off just yet to the loony bin. I am really looking forward to some more Darby Doll photo shoots. What will she accomplish next? Perhaps some sewing, yard work, or maybe even some driving to get chillens at preschool. Oh, all the wonderful possibilities. You know, whatever helps you get through the day. Hehe. Love it. Meg

  • Shannon
    February 3, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    oh my gosh. you are hilarious!

    i love that darby doll and that you took us on a tour of a typical day in your life (with darby doll!)

    that is too precious and will be a great story to tell the raiger when she gets older!

  • Natalie
    February 3, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    lol you are too funny! Look forward to more posts about “A Day in the Life of the Darby Doll” 🙂

  • pve
    February 4, 2010 at 4:21 am

    If you were my teacher, I would love you. What wit and wisdom.
    Off to make some of dat purty egg salad.
    We had “bean” soup and it was a gas fest here.

  • Tammie
    February 4, 2010 at 10:28 am

    I just came across your site and I love it. I also have two daughters and a son. I have read your blog and it brings back so many memories. Your site is cute as are your children and it is also fun to read. It is not just on one subject so it keeps a person interested. I see the picture of the little boy running outside in his underpants and I could not believe the memories that it brought back of my now 24 year old son. I will pass your site on to my daughters. Thank you

  • jess
    February 4, 2010 at 10:38 am

    you have lost your mind!!! in a good way!! too funny!!!

  • Jess
    February 4, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    This post is adorable! You have captured the life of a Mom perfectly! Haha! I love the first picture of the kids on your husband – great photography and beautiful family! I really enjoy your blog!

  • bonnie
    February 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Darby, I think you could benefit from a stay at the American Girl Doll Hospital. They also do hair! You make egg salad like a true southerner. My midwest friends are great but they don’t put sweet pickle relish in their egg salad. Not as good!

  • Mimi
    February 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Thanks for making me laugh today at work!

  • Katie
    February 5, 2010 at 11:14 am

    That is so beyond hysterical! That’s how I make egg salad…but I totally never would have thought “dog toots!” HAHAHAHA! Now I naturally will next time… :o)

  • Jenny
    February 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    my friend introduced me to your blog and this post is hilarious! I love, love, love it!!!!

  • Megan
    February 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    You are tooo cute. . Ive been following for a while & had to comment how this made me smile. . I had a tough day & it was so sweet of you to cheer me up. .:o) SoOoo Funny!! XO

  • Jen
    February 8, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Love the Darby doll! She is one funny girl!

  • Mandy Kuzak
    February 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Love the Darby Doll! So funny! I especially love her washing dishes and drinking DC.

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