Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Day in the Life of Claire Carpenter

July 15th:

We have a family of five living with us right now so each day is much more hectic than I plan, so on the 15th, I kept forgetting to take photographs until after each crazy event--meals, games, bedtime routines--was already over. But I did my best, so here is my best :)

5 cups for 5 kiddos; 2 kiddos not pictured ;)

We live in the Grass Seed Capital of the World, so even in July, grass seed allergy season is still in full swing for me.
Ah, the sinus headaches that these drugs only partially prevent.

Right after we moved in our house last month, I purchased this Shark Navigator vacuum. It is cordless and it is! I can vacuum the all-hardwood downstairs in less than 5 minutes and the whole house in 10. I love that is cordless and I love any excuse to use it.
Vacuuming after each meal is essential with all of these kiddos.

During naptime I squeezed in some doodling time. Good for the soul.

In the afternoon I baked two loaves of Egg Harbor Bread and started prepping green beans for steaming. Mmmm :)

That evening, the hubby and I headed over to our close friends' house--which also happens to be a sorority house at which they are the house parents--to watch Back to the Future II in the movie theatre basement for some good laughs. I had intended to take many pictures of our awesome good time but of course, completely forgot until we were getting into the car. So here is the front of the mansion in all its awesome and spooky glory.

Other places to find Claire on the interwebs:
- my two Etsy shops (Studio Claire and January Sun Yarnworks)
- and on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram


  1. Love this, where oh where do you get your energy Claire...little ones, delicious cooking, AND! I'm also jealous you can doodle that good :)) Not to mention you find time to do fine art photography too!!

  2. I'm not sure where I get the energy, but some days I must take a nap or things don't go very well :) I used to draw almost exclusively way back when so it feels good to return to it when I can!

  3. Great to read about your day.

  4. This is fabulous, Claire! Love the doodles - beautiful :)


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