Saturday, November 12, 2011


Trying to get motivated now that I have 50 of these to lose.
Please click the image to make it larger.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I haven't been here in a while. I am still alive. Lately I have either been busy looking for a job or spending time with a precious little boy. (To be honest, I have also been spending a lot of time on Pinterest.) Today I am sitting on the couch with my heating pad. I overdid it yesterday. So, having nothing better to do (after 4 hours on Pinterest & Facebook), I am posting on my blog.

I will be surprised if I have any followers left, but it's really like a journal for me anyway.
I've been trying to update my Facebook status each day this month with something I am grateful for.

Today's status:

Thankful today for my pupply Paisley. We could not have found a better dog for us.Part blue-grey Beagle, (part terrier of some sort?), she is a valuable member of our family. She's a little OCD but SO smart, has the cutest underbite and even though she sheds(bad)she brings a lot of love and joy into our home. I am so glad we found and rescued her. She's the best thing we ever found on Craig's List.

If you haven't loved a dog, a part of your heart has never been opened.

I saw this cool quote online and added it to a picture of Paisley with Trixie (Jake & Megan's sweet beagle.)I will TRY to come back again before the year is over.
Have a blessed day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Where Does the Time Go?

I can hardly believe it has been so long since I posted last! Where do the days go?

My to-do list for today answers that question for me:
Bible Study(check)
Do bills
Write out cards
Send Cards & Bills
Call Furniture Company about broken recliner
Clean stamp room; clear out old cabinet and make room for new cabinet
Find out where to take the million cans I have been crushing & saving
Make salsa for Kevin
Finish Laundry
Work on my TOPS program for Thursday

I sure don't think I will be getting any crafting done today. On the plus side if I get my craft room cleaned today, I might get some projects finished tomorrow. I am currently working on FOUR major projects.
This last weekend I did get some cute little notepads finished for the TOPS girls. I am going to give them out with my program which is also an intervention. Should be interesting!
I just realized that I have not posted any recent pictures of my little punkin! He is growing SO fast. We babysat him last week so mom and dad could go out on a real date. I think it was their first one since Gabe was born. Much deserved. They are such good parents.
Here are a few pics from Tuesday. I wish I had gotten a couple of the bath time in Grandma's sink. And if this post were 4D you would be able to smell that sweet clean baby smell. {{love}}

Gabe has the strongest sturdiest legs I have ever seen on a baby. He squats and bends and stands on his own quite often without even a little unsteadiness. He just hasn't gotten the walking thing yet, but it won't be long! He crawls on all fours- haven't seen the army crawl in a while.
He LOVES his puffs. Goes through a LOT of those things. I always try to have a few containers on hand. In this picture he found them in his diaper bag.
I have a standing date with my little prince. Every Thursday I try to go over to Jake and Megan's house and play with Gabe. I didn't make it last week so I spent Friday with Megan and Gabe instead. I love him so.
Well, off to start on that list. Guess I can cross blogging off! Oh darn... it wasn't even on the list!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

HOME! & Happy B-Day, KT!

Katie and I are home from an impromptu Tennessee trip to visit my aunt and uncle. My uncle Dale had a series of strokes recently and is now home and recovering quicker than we had even hoped. God is good!

We went out to help my aunt get the house ready for him to come home. We had a nice visit, but it is always good to be home!
Incredibly, I took a teenager with me and brought home a 20 year old!Happy Birthday to my sweet Katie!
I love you and I don't know what I would do without you!


Monday, March 28, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake

WHO KNEW? Bisquick makes amazingly simple and delicious shortcake!
(Sorry for the bad pics. I ate half of it before I decided to blog about it! A whole piece would have made a much better photo shoot!)

It's so easy!
And if you have the box of Bisquick you probably have everything else on hand as well!

But don't be like me and make it 4 times in less than 2 weeks!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Farm Fresh Eggs

Our neighbors own chickens. And I mean all kinds of chickens! Every now and then she gives us eggs. They are so much better than the store bought eggs.
Look at all of the different colors and sizes.

I'll have to see if I can get some pictures of the chickens one of these days.
They are fun to watch too!
Happy Wednesday!

P.S. Please keep my mom in your prayers. She fell and broke her hip yesterday. She had surgery last night to put in a pin and screws. She'll be in the hospital for 7-10 days.
Thank you!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Coupon Chief Review

You all know how I love to save money!
Coupons are my friend!
So, of course when COUPON CHIEF-( asked me to do a review of their website I was only too willing!
I don't know about you, but whenever I make a purchase on the Internet I do a google search for a code for a discount and/or free shipping! I am all about a sale and I may as well try to find one!
When I browsed the Coupon Chief website I was completely amazed at how many coupon codes they had for HUNDREDS and hundreds of on-line stores! I wish I had known about them before.
I even found AAFES coupons which is the Army Air Force Exchange or the BX for the Air Force. The coupons are submitted by people like you and me. I am definitely going to sign up for their "Pays to Share" program. So if I learn of a new code and submit it to them I will get a kickback every time someone uses it! Easy money I'd say!
The Coupon Chief site will even tell you how reliable the coupon is by showing the success rate.
Another cool feature is their "tags". I did a random search using their Popular Tags and found a 50% off spring dies Sizzix code. That's my kind of code!
If you are looking for an online bargain, check them out!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Birthday, Paisley!

We aren't exactly sure when Paisley was born, but when we adopted her on August 17th last year they told us she was 4-5 months old. And when we had her neutered they told us that she was at least 5 months old, so we decided to call March 17th her birthday, That way we would have an actual date to celebrate and to keep track of her age. And so today we are celebrating not only St. Patrick's Day, but also our puppy's birthday!
Katie made her a new bed by tying fleece around a bed pillow. Isn't it cute?
We also gave her some new toys.
She is getting wet dog food today instead of the dry stuff.
I love my "puppy girl" as I fondly call her. She completes our family.Here are some pics of Paisley with her birthday presents!

Hopefully I will be back with some zoo pics this weekend!
Have a good one!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Baby Calves

The cows next door are having babies left and right. Today when Katie and I were outside with Paisley we spotted 4 of the babies all together in the field. I had to go inside and grab my camera.

There were 2 brown ones, one with a white face

and 2 black ones, one with a white face.
Aren't they darling? I think baby animals are so cute!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I am excited to be doing this Bible study online!
And all the way over in Virginia, so is my BFF Peg!
Anyone else?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Rose is A Rose

You can complain because roses have thorns,
or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
I love that quote!

I usually can't get good close-ups with my camera, but this one wasn't too bad.
Kevin brought me home 10 of these roses on Monday for Valentine's Day. They were labeled "Hot Princess". He also gave me a heart shaped Whitman's Sampler of sugar-free chocolates and a scented jar candle.
My husband ROCKS! And I love him so much!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

All Smiles!

Gabe was so very happy tonight. Smiles and Giggles. I was so glad I remembered my camera for Pizza/Game Night! I took several pictures. Here are a few of Gabe playing with his grandpa!

And here is what Gabe was doing right before we left.
So sweet!

I love him so much!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Simply Bags – Embroidered Tote Bags

I had to share my new personalized bag from Simply Bags.
The embroidery work is absolutely flawless and the bag will be perfect for a weekend trip I am planning. And I can just see myself using it for taking my stamping supplies to friends houses' or crops! I just love tote bags and I think the uses for this gorgeous bag are endless. It features great detailing and is incredibly roomy! I am excited to give them the referral!
I love my bag!