Friday, January 4, 2013


And I'm not talking about your feelings on to others.

Since August when I started to create the chalkboard sayings in our home, I've wanted one of these things.
General Imaging PJ205 ipico Handheld LED Personal Projector for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch - Retail Packaging - White
Isn't it cute? It's a projector that fits onto your ipod/iphone. It would make the task of chalkboarding so much easier. I am not a very good freehand drawer. (Although, O would disagree as I completely helped him draw the Georgia state seal on Tuesday morning... because we forgot homework over Christmas break with him being sick. OOPS!) Outside of being able to project images, I would be able to watch AI or the dreaded Bachelor when they start up next week.... away from boys that don't want to watch it.
Anyway, I love it. Anyone want to purchase it for me? Or go halvsies?? Anyone?
Speaking of chalkboards, check out Pigtails & Sassyfras later on today for something I've been working on. (That's the new blog I've started, in case you didn't know.)
My coffee cup is empty, so it needs a refill.
Catch ya later?
Be Blessed!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello 2013!!

Happy New Year! So glad to see you rang it in, and survived the zombie apocalypse. Okay really that didn't happen, but I did wait until Dec 21 to see if the world was going to end first in Australia. Then I heard that it was 2PM ET. Who knew the Myans were on a time zone clock?! Well, luckily the world didn't end and we had a fantastic holiday with friends and family who joined together at our house.

Did you make resolutions? I made some on my last birthday, so I didn't feel the need to make any at the start of the new calendar year. After all, birthdays are really a time for renewal. Some of mine include weight management (which is seriously out of control), complete unfinished projects, volunteer more, get photos on the walls, be a better wife/mom, grow my love/faith in the Lord, and breathe. Really Breathe.

I received a Cricut machine for Christmas from my mom. (thank you, again!!) If you don't know what it is, it's a machine that cuts out images that are preprogrammed on to cartridges. There are any where from 40-700 images, depending on the cartridge. (Lucky for me, I also have a good friend who has one, and has let me borrow her cartridges.) Think dye-cut images, only with a tiny knife. This machine cuts virtually any size image that you want. I had picked up some black contact paper from Amazon to make some decals for my kitchenaid mixer.

So what do you think? My sister received her mixer for Christmas, and I am making her some in purple. What words would you use?
The boys are back in school, reluctantly. Both were sick over the holiday and still not feeling 100% today. But it means that I can try to get this house back in to some working order.
Share your resolutions and ideas for the mixer decals in the comments, won't you?
Have a blessed year, and thank you for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Catching Up


Did you notice how long it had been since I made a post?? One of you did! I was reminded how one of my favorite women who blog hadn't posted recently either and how I felt. I miss her. A Lot. You can read her here.

So what's been going on?

I was hired at HRBlock part time mid month. Their class was CRAZY!! 10 weeks with 3- 3 hour classes every other day, not counting the 4-6 hours of homework, left me a bit out of sorts. I didn't really plan on taking more classes. However, since it was free for being a military spouse, how could I beat that?? It's super slow right now, which gives me MORE time to be taking in the 100's of online classes I get to do for taxes. (PS... if you don't use HRBlock, or have done your own online, Please, Please, PLEASE!!!! go in and have a second look. I already know we've missed $500 that we will be getting back from 2009. RUN! DO IT!! Thank me later.)

Thanksgiving came and went. J went to his Mom's on the weekend to make Lefsa. I went to my girl, Kelly's, and made cookies/candy all day that Sunday. It was great girl time. The boys got to see a few friends from Y-Town. Everyone was happy!

December is now here, and nearly half way through. J has been gone. A lot. We finally picked out our tree over the weekend. I. Love. It. Beyond measure. The fragrance it radiates, reminds me of being at home, in SD. It will sport some handstrung garland, just as soon as I get it finished.

We will have some company here for Christmas. Little J is arriving around the 21st. Along with him, M and S are coming too! Can't wait to have some girl time. (Sorry boys... these MOMMAS are OUT)! J's mom and C are coming, as well... so it will be a wonderful first Christmas in our new home!

That's all I have for now.... I will leave you with a photo of our front door that I painted last week. Should I paint the sidelights, too?  Leave a comment and tell me what you think!
be blessed!


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

a little more time

That's all I want...

Just a little more time in my day so I can get everything done that I anticipate that I should. I am a horrible time keeper these days. Partly due to being hooked on "Hart of Dixie". It's a romantic comedy/drama that nearly ANY girl can relate to in one way or another. And because we have Netflix, the whole season 1 is already available to be cued up. IMDB will let you in on all the details.

Wasting Reallocating time to things that should be on the back burner would have prevented me from finding these cute little ditties for you. TODAY ONLY, they are $24.95.
I am thoroughly disappointed that they don't come in O's size. But who am I kidding... he is nearly a full grown man at age 10.
I just love the COLOR of this one, too. New robes for the whole family?
If you are like me with bare walls and are looking for some great photo frame ideas, this perfect set up is a shoo in!
BUT, if you are looking for something to put on your gift list for yourself and are obsessed liking the various owls that have flown in throughout the year, this little hootchie is just for you!
It's a definite winner in my book!
Oops!!  Guess I should get to crackin! I have some OWLS of my own to get made and sent out! (Sorry I am so far behind!)
Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
May it be blessed with friends and family!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Rodan and Fields Anti-Age Bonus

Hi Guys!

You may, or may not, know I am an independent consultant for Rodan and Fields. That's right!! The geniuses behind Proactiv have come up with an anti-aging line and it's AWESOME!! I am here today to talk to you about our anti-aging line. Our company is so awesome that with an order of $185 or more in our product lines, you will receive this little hot commodity.
Words do not describe how my face feels when I use this product. AH-MAZING!
We do not only have products for anti-aging, but for acne-prone, sensitive, and sun damaged as well. 
How could this timing be more perfect, than at the holidays??! What better gift to give, than the gift of flawless skin.
Please either email me, or go to either of my websites, here and here and let me know how I can take care of you or a loved one and their skin. I am offering an additional customer reward from Nov.-Dec if you become a preferred customer, in addition to what you ALREADY receive for being a PC!
So what are you waiting for? Get on the horn. Tell your family and friends about this AH-MAZING offer!
be blessed!

NaBloPoMo November 2012