In the Gutter RTT

by BigMamaCass on May 11, 2010

in Mission Monkey,Mommy Drama,Monkey Business,Random Thoughts,Random Tuesday Thoughts


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This week is just going to swallow me up whole!

Yesterday I FINALLY went back to the gym.  It’s only been a month few days.  It felt fantastic to go back.  I took the super awesome Body Jam.  You may remember reading about that here.  If not, I highly suggest you check it out.  You will laugh your ass off at my expense.  Good times.

I have 80 some comments on my blog that I haven’t responded to.  Not to mention about 7 BILLION blog I haven’t read because I am so far behind.

We finally got Monk’s Rain Gutter Bookshelves up!!

I saw this idea on Raising Olives Blog for Rain Gutter Bookshelves and I couldn’t wait to do it.  I think they came out soooo well!!!

Now I am going to get a white shelf and hang it along the top.  That’s where I will put all of his fragile stuff.  Stuff I don’t want him to touch until he is older.

One last thing…

Mothers Day, Tank let me sleep in and took Monk outside to play.  When I got up and went outside in my muu muu to visit them, Tank said, “Look! Monkey drew this picture for you!”

My response?

“Oh Monkey! What a beautiful drawing!  I love how your HUGE man, with pecks, is flying a pretty pink kite! Very good drawing Monkey!”

Uh huh.

So I sent these pictures to my mom to show her the shelves and the picture that Tank Monkey drew and she replied with this:

Cass, his room looks so awesome.  As for Tanks art work – I didn’t realize what an artist he was.  But………………………I think he should keep his day job.


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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Ms. Salti
Twitter ID: mssalti
May 11, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Tank is so artistic… maybe he could show me a few things!?

The shelves look great. I want to put something similar to those up in my family room… but in a darker color. We’ll see if that happens!


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 10:58 pm


Thanks babe :)


Twitter ID: mylife_itsgoing
May 11, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Hayden (my 3-year-old) said the room looked good and that he really liked and the toys.
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..monkey minute. =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm

HAHA That isn’t even his toy room! He has a whole other room for his toys! (spoiled much?)


Twitter ID: rudyrukus
May 11, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I love those rain gutter shelves too. They look fantastic. I saw them forever ago and I was thinking of them the other day. How funny that you got them up! Awesome. Love the mother’s day picture! Too cute. Glad I am not the only one that is WAY behind in the blog world. Don’t worry everyone will forgive you cause you are so awesome! Love ya!


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:06 pm

LOL Thanks Brandie! You should do them! They are awesome!! Well they were awesome until he ripped them off the wall. :( My kid is so destructive!


Joan Wolckenhauer
Twitter ID: JSWolck
May 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Very clever idea!


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

:) Thank you!


Twitter ID: tatertwins
May 11, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Those shelves are so cool!
.-= Jayme´s last blog ..At the Beach =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Thank you!


staciesmadness May 11, 2010 at 1:25 pm

love the shelves.
love the “art”
Happy belated Mother’s day to you!
.-= staciesmadness´s last blog ..Sometimes…you just have to =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Thanks dahlink!


Gina May 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I love the drawing! It’s better than I could ever do!
Aren’t those the cutest bookshelves? What a great idea!

Happy Tuesday!
.-= Gina´s last blog ..ALL ABOARD THE CRAZY TRAIN! =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Thank you Gina!!! :)


Twitter ID: bellebeandog
May 11, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Never heard of rain gutter bookshelves before!
.-= liz´s last blog ..Coming To A Close =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I hadn’t either but I am so glad I did!!! I love them!


Twitter ID: mishelle42
May 11, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Wow! Cool gutter shelves!! I LIKE it!! Where did you see them?

I had another gutter in mind when I read the post but then…



BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:10 pm

I got the idea from Raising Olives…

You naughty girl!! LOL


Twitter ID: dailydribbles
May 11, 2010 at 6:10 pm

LOL at the artwork. I’m super far behind on all blog related stuff due to my SITS day…and I’ll be gone the next three days as a conference. *sigh*

I love the rain gutter shelves.
.-= Kmama´s last blog ..Mission Monkey Minute =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:10 pm

Thank you! :) When did you do SITS? I missed it!


Toni @ Hemp & High Heels
Twitter ID: tonisue
May 11, 2010 at 6:30 pm

Who knew my husband is so up-to-date with the trends in shelves these days? He took the leftover gutters from our gutter job last year, and used them in the same way over his workbench.

Congrats on getting back in the gym! Wanna kick my butt and make me do it, too?
.-= Toni @ Hemp & High Heels´s last blog ..The Most Important Meal Of The Day =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:11 pm

OMG! Really? How creative!! :)

I have to kick my butt… AGAIN… back into the gym! How about you kick mine!


Melanie @ Whimsical Creations
Twitter ID: melaniescrafts
May 11, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Love the gutter sleeves! Your mom’s reaction to tanks drawing sounds like my mom’s reaction. LOL.

I added Monkey’s button.
.-= Melanie @ Whimsical Creations´s last blog ..Take Me Back Tuesday & Flashback Friday =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm

LOL Thanks Melanie!!


Kimber May 12, 2010 at 8:45 am

how sweet you got to sleep in on Mother’s Day!! and that art work—wowzer, I can barely draw a heart with sidewalk chalk!!

the shelves look great!
.-= Kimber´s last blog ..Top 3 Thursday {05/06/10} =-.


BigMamaCass May 20, 2010 at 11:12 pm

HAHAHA Thanks Kimber. Your comments are so awesome!!!


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