Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Anyway...... I bought some etching creme for my glasses, and I can't WAIT to try it!! If I can get it figured out, I'm going to make some up for the drinkers in Danny's family. I've been trying to think of some phrases that go with drinking and Danny's family! Do you have any suggestions?
Something else to be etched with the glass creme? A teeny tiny bottle with a cork, for 'fairy dust'! I'm planning on etching the word 'wish' onto my tiny bottle! I'm really looking forward to trying this stuff out! I tried it last week on the tiny bottle, but I couldn't get the word 'wish' cut out of my vinyl. I'm going to try to get some words printed on paper to help me with cutting out the template for my glasses. Anyway...what would you put on a wine glass, if you didn't really KNOW the recipient, but you knew that she liked to drink? I thought about YUM, but then I thought that maybe sounded silly. What should I do?? I guess it would be really nice to get a neat fact about them, or a favorite quote of theirs, to put on the glasses!!! I just thought about something else....a drinking quote from Marilyn Monroe or another really cool actress! I've got it!! =) Have a great day!!
What would you do? If you feared that you would be blamed for a horrendous crime if you helped a child, would you NOT help? Would you let a poor baby lay there, dying, so you didn't possibly get in trouble? I don't care what the consequences are, if I see a child in trouble, I'm going to help!! No matter what!! I couldn't live with myself if I didn't help. The Bible says, whatever you do to the least of these, you've done to me.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This post wouldn't be possible without the great question from this post: http://www.themotherhuddle.com/the-i-and-me-in-us/
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
We are going on a mini vacation this weekend!! Can we afford it? Absolutely not!! Are we going anyway? You betcha!! We are driving to Pueblo, CO, to look at all the pretty scenery, then we are turning around and coming home!! Our family needs some 'us' time, so hopefully this will do us a lot of good!! Our cute little Bailey is going with us, that should be fun! She's been great so far!! Hopefully the pattern continues! The kids are all getting along, and Danny and I aren't fighting either! So far, so good! Wish us luck that the good vibes continue!!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
I’m looking to find another volunteering/part-time job, so if you know of anything, please let me know!! Also, go see Etsy Giveaways and look around, the link is below!!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Monday starts the Big Idea Festival at http://www.bigpictureclasses.com/, and I can't wait!! I'm really looking forward to learning some new scrapping techniques!! Right now, I'm in a class called Write Now!, a zippy journaling workshop that's going to teach me how to write gooder!! =P So far I've learned a LOT!! I love it!
I've been crafting like crazy lately!! Usually I just buy stuff, and then I get bored with the hobby, whatever it may be, but so far, I've been USING what I've bought!! On Wednesday, I made a new bag for my wire jewelry making supplies, and I made a bunch of trees of life! I don't think I'm doing them quite right, but I don't care!
This afternoon, I have to go to the eye doctor for a Glaucoma test. Please pray that I pass!! A month ago, I got my eyes checked, and I tested in the high risk range for glaucoma, so my further testing is today. Please pray!! I don't need ANOTHER ailment!!
That's all for now folks, hopefully there will be more later!! =)
Friday, August 5, 2011
Okay, so I have a question. I want to get my girls something to remember us by while they are at school. I saw these rings that I fell in LOVE with, it is just a plain silver ring that spells LOVE in cursive. My husband thinks they're too young for that, but what do you think?? I think T might be too young, but not B. B is too smart for even 2nd grade, I think she would definitely be able to take care of something like that. Do you have any ideas for what I can give them, so they won't be lonely at school?? Thanks!!
In other news, today's a great day!! =)
Monday, August 1, 2011
Read on if you want a laugh!!
Monday, July 18, 2011
I found out that my baby girl has to have surgery on Wednesday. She has to have her adenoids taken out, and tubes put in. I know it's a pretty routine surgery, but I'm still nervous!! My girl is REALLY freaked out!! She did really good at the doctor's office, but as soon as we left, she broke down into tears!! She is really scared that something is going to happen!! I don't blame her, that's a lot to handle for a seven year old!! I'm sure she'll be fine, but please pray for us on Wednesday morning!!!
OH, we had SO much fun!! We ended up going to Yukon, to the Freedom Fest, which was a long drive!! Once we got there, we started wandering around, and this REALLY sweet older lady driving a golf cart labeled 'shuttle' picked us up, and while she drove us to the site, she told us all about everything that was going on! She said there was free ice cream, free watermelon, the Rodeo Opry was there singing, Sandi Patty was going to be singing later this evening. Sandi Patty!!! It was awesome!! The sweet lady also told us that there was a hotdog eating competition too, so that was pretty neat!! The first thing we did when we got there was get some free watermelon. It was DELICIOUS!! The kids just kept saying they wanted more and more!!! After the watermelon, the girls got washed up while the boys went to the car to get our chairs. After the cleanup, we went to the ice cream table and got some free ice cream, it was YUMMY!! When Dan and Matt got back from the car, we found a section of grass to claim, and set up camp! When it was time, we went and watched the hotdog eating contest, which was REALLY gross, but my kids thought it was HILARIOUS!!! After the contest, we went and found dinner from the vendors, which was YUMMY!! All of the food there was amazing!! After dinner, we just hung out, waiting for the fireworks to start!! At around 9:30, they started the fireworks!! The fireworks went on for a good 40 minutes or so, it was GREAT!! The orchestra played in the background while the fireworks were shooting off, it was BEAUTIFUL!! Maybe later I'll get a couple of pics up here!! Overall, it was a FANTASTIC day!!
Monday, July 4, 2011
Until then, like I said, cleaning all day!! I've been cleaning up my crafty area, finding lots of cool stuff that I had already forgotten about!! I'm really looking forward to getting some new crafts done!!
Last night, I was awake until 4am, working on my greeting cards. I got five cards done, three of them are red, white, and blue, patriotic for the holiday, and the other two are lilac colored flowers, with a white background. I'm planning on finishing up the set, and I'm going to put them on my Etsy page!!
The next thing on my to-try list, is grocery bags!! I've got several different kinds of patterns, for different bags to try!! One of them is a t-shirt bag, which looks REALLY easy!! All you have to do is find a t-shirt that you don't want to wear anymore, sew the bottom seams together, cut a wider hole in the neck, make a hem line, and then cut off the sleeves and sew the seams closed, so it's not ugly. Too easy!!! =) I'm looking forward to making one or twenty!! =)
Also on my to-try list, is a bag used for produce. I want to put a link in here, but the one I added was dead. Hopefully I can find one later, and I can put it with a different tag!
I guess that's it for now, some time either today or tomorrow, I'll post about my weekend excitement! We went out for our anniversary, and we had a BLAST!!! We had so much fun, that it deserves it's own entry!!
I hope all of y'all have a FANTASTIC holiday, and I hope it's LOUD and PRETTY!! =)
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Needless to say, I have not had the best week!! Thankfully, tomorrow is going to be a short day, because we have the company picnic, and Friday will be a short day, because it's the day before the holiday, and next week will be short, because it's Independence Day, so I WILL get a break!! There is just entirely too much drama up here.
Sorry for the rant/ramble, I needed to get that off my chest!! I feel better, do you?? =)
Monday, June 27, 2011
Another great note, I hit an all time high with Tara this evening. She had to go to bed early, because she didn't want to eat her dinner. She went to bed around 7:15, and I went in her room to check on her at 7:30, and she was trying to go to sleep. She started crying, and she told me that she feels like no one loves her. It was really heartbreaking. We talked for a while, and then I told her to scream, as loud as she can. At first, she was REALLY embarrassed about it, and then she started screaming. I told her that sometimes I yell when I'm mad, that it helps to release some frustrations or ANGRY energy. She eventually just starts screaming over and over again, and she finally got the point of my exercise. I told her that we love her, it just makes us sad when she acts the way she does. I think overall, we had a huge breakthrough!! =)
Lastly, I've had a fun night crafting!! I finished painting my birdhouse, and I'm moving on to making my bookmarks and journal! How fun!!
First off, my water well is broken. We have NO water. None. Second, my daughter is still sick, still has a fever, and I have to leave her and go to work. She is in very capable hands, I just HATE having to leave her, especially when she acts really sad like she has been lately. Third, I've tried to contact SEVERAL people today, trying to get answers to questions, and NO ONE is around. Fun. Fourth, a lady came into my office today, asked her question, I gave her my answer, and it wasn't good enough. I tried calling people, again, and NO ONE answered. AGAIN. So, this lady sat at my desk, for twenty minutes, complaining about the smell of paint, and the lack of air conditioning. I told her several times that there was nothing I could do for her, but she just sat there. Finally, she told me that she was going to wait in the hall, which was fine I guess. She sat out there for a while, and then came back in and asked if I had figured anything out yet. NO!! I CAN'T HELP YOU!!! She gave me her email address and told me to email her with what I figure out, and she gave me some lady's name at the VA and told me to find her email address or phone number, so she can contact her. That is what the PHONE BOOK is for!!! Grr!!
Today was just a rough day all around. Hopefully when I get home I'll have water, and my baby will not be feeling yucky anymore, and I can have a fantastic night, sitting with my family in the semi-cool house, crafting my little heart out!!!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
So I know it's been a while since I've posted, it's really hard to post, what with life going on and everything! I've been having a really difficult time lately, trying to decide which avenue I want to go down, and sticking with it. Do I want to do arts and crafts? Do I want to learn how to sew? Do I want to blog? Do I want to learn HTML? Do I want to get a part time job? What do I want?? It's been a rough couple of months, trying to make a decision. I still haven't made one, but I'm still contemplating! Any suggestions? Let me know!!!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Make some extra cash!
Have a fantastic day!!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Since getting my Kindle, I've read SO many books, so many different KINDS of books, it's unreal!! Books I thought I would NEVER read, I finished in a day. Another great thing about the Kindle is, if you have a smart phone, 'there's an app for that!' I have the Kindle app for my phone, my home computer, and my work computer, so now, ANYWHERE I go, I can read the books I've purchased!! I am almost never without access to my books, and that really is a great thing!! I will never have to lug a bag full of books when I go on trips, I will never have to sit at the airport, bored to death, waiting for my flight. Any time I get a break at work, instead of going online shopping, and spending a lot of money I don't have, I can click on the app for my kindle and read a book!!
Really and truly, I love this thing!! I sleep with mine almost every night, and I have a hard time letting mine go when I have to work!! I would recommend the Kindle to everyone!! Housewives, soccer moms, pastors, working dads, accountants, EVERYONE!! Follow the link below, and go get yours today!!
I went to Dave Ramsey's seminar on Saturday, and I'm working desperately on Baby Step One: $1000 Emergency Fund. Dave said it would take about a month to get my emergency fund, so thankfully, I've got some time!! I've been reading e-books, blog posts, and website articles all day, trying to get ideas on how to make some extra income. So far, I've found referral bonuses, affiliate earning, and writing for websites to earn money! I sure hope I can get something out of all this research!!
Like I said, if anyone has a suggestion, please don't be afraid to talk to me!! Let me know what I'm doing wrong, what I could do to make things better, and just any advice you can give me!! Thanks guys, I hope you have fun with me!! =)