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Welcome to Angie in the Thick of It! This blog name/address/design is brand spankin’ new, but I’m not! I’ve been blogging for about 2 years at SeriouslyAHomemaker.com and have finally broken free from the shackles of that title (I’m rarely serious and I don’t really enjoy writing about Homemaking! What was I thinking?)

I am a boring, extremely organized, clean freak who thinks Diet Coke is going to kill you. Aaaaand… it’s opposite day.

I have been married to The Manchild for 11 years and we have 44 (minus 40) kids who are beautiful and very loud. They detest 99% of the food I make and always think I look pretty and talk smart.

The wind in my hair takes off 5 pounds.

These are the yellow stairs at my kids’ school where I let my 4 year old daughter sit for a minute one day by herself. Then the cops came.

I am a stay-at-home mom with a fancy bachelor’s degree in homemaking (who get’s those?!), but I don’t think I’m terribly good at the home-keeping arts and I definitely lack 3 things in that department: speed, efficiency, and consistency. The good news is that I still like myself and I think you are A-okay if you are sorta mediocre at homemaking and momming too. That’s why were here, holding hands right now.

My mind’s obsession is with design and DIY home improvement. I have way more ideas and plans than time or money. This is harmful to my (mental) health. I love to tell you about the things I’m working on and about the paint colors found on my knuckles on any given day. Your job is to get really sick of me dragging simple projects out for months at a time and then yell at me to “JUST FINISH THE DANG STAIRS/BARSTOOLS/KIDS ROOMS ALREADY!”

My most popular projects have been my Barn Wood Head Board with Built-in Lamp, the “How to Hide Cords in Trimwork” tutorial, and my Wipe-able Laminated Barstools. You might also like the kids’ rooms, even though they don’t look like this and this anymore. To see my house in pictures, visit my Pinterest Board about it. My house is prettier on my blog than in real life. As am I.

I have a fatal disease. There is no cure. Please donate money to help find the cure to my PROCRASTINATION-itis.

I have a thing for chocolate chips, which I buy under the guise that I will bake with them. Silly, silly, me. I like to wash down the semi-sweetness with Diet Coke from McDonald’s. I go there every single day. Except Sunday. I have my limits. And my muffin-top.

We live in the DC Metro Area. Does that sound important or fancy? Oh well.

It sorta bothers me when people use more than three periods in punctuation……… <– that bothered me.

This is the part where I run out of things to say. Go click around or something.

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Angie May 1, 2012 at 9:42 am

I’ll give you guys pizza if you write this page for me. Ready, set, go!


Kat May 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm

How many kids do you have?
Are you a stay at home mom, work at home mom, work outside of home mom? If you had to choose a niche for your blog, where do you think it would fit? What one piece of blog advice can you offer new bloggers?
Will you really give us pizza?


Angie May 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Did MamaKat just comment on my non-existent about page? Sheesh. LOVE YOU! How did you get here today, Kat?? So curious :-)


Tammy May 1, 2012 at 11:30 pm

LOVE! and hey…it was a hard day around here. I would love some pizza :)


Katie @ Miss Tweedle May 14, 2012 at 11:23 pm

Hi Angie,

I just came across your blog and I like you. I think you are funny! And I’m going to keep reading. Thanks for the glimpse into your world and for the chuckle.

Maybe while you are procrastinating one day, you would check out my blog! http://www.misstweedle.blogspot.com

Thanks again!


breida @ breidawithab.com June 4, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Hello there! I see that you’re going to Haven. I actually got a ticket just the other night – and I’m SO excited. I love your blog – your writing style makes you seem so. . . approachable. I’ll look for you in Atlanta. We almost met at Lucketts a couple of weeks ago (PB&J stories posted a picture of MMS’s booth that had me in it!) – so hopefully we’ll connect this time!


Angie June 4, 2012 at 10:48 pm

breida, of course! i know who you are! you linked up to my lame little last-minute linky party for lucketts (it was lame until you linked up, right?) I’m sad i didn’t meet you at marian’s tent. I was telling Pamela while we were there that i need a t-shirt to wear to events like that which would say, “Caution: Blogger.” Or “I’m totally going to blog this” so that other bloggers and I would realize who we were to each other! Does that make sense??

anyway, let’s be sure to catch up at haven! it’s a-comin’!!


breida @ breidawithab.com June 4, 2012 at 11:01 pm

yep – that makes sense. or – we could develop an identifying mark for bloggers everywhere. . . like a gold star pinned to the sleeve. . . different colors for different genres of blogger. . . blue=DIY blogger, red=food blogger, etc. . .

do you think that could catch on? :)

i actually had a total stranger recognize me on the second day of Lucketts – and call me by name – it was very, very strange. and i wasn’t even wearing a special t-shirt.

seriously, though, i know there were a ton of bloggers there that weekend – and it would be nice to be able to know one when you see one. otherwise you go around sounding like you’re trying to pick someone up in a bar. “Well, you know, I write this little blog. . .”

see you in Atlanta! can’t wait!!
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Colleen June 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm

Oh, hey! I met you in passing at Haven. I’ve now deemed that a TRAGEDY, because you’re hilarious and awesome and I’m convinced that you, me, and Joan Cusack should all be besties. Can we have a do-over and hang out? KthanksseeyouinATLinfive


Silvia November 1, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Hi Angie, I love your kitchen; it looks fantastic. About the floor; is it actual wood or is it laminate? I am planning to change my kitchen floor and wondering if I could get away with wood…

Thank you!


Harun Roshyd January 23, 2015 at 1:36 am

Oh Nice. I see… that white shirt man is a husband and r a wife. Umm, those r your children? I see, nice, god bless you this half football team.. :-*


Connie March 30, 2015 at 9:38 pm

I just finished off a few chocolate chips just before I read this. I do like my chocolate! I also have 4 kiddos. I found your website through a post, bed reno, on Pinterest. You did an awesome job!


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