Thursday, January 29, 2009

Missy & Cecile

Check out what Cecile and Missy have been up to..... They are just so creative. And check back often, they are always making something new. Go take a peek, I dare ya! :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sleepover Pillow Card

Here are the pillow invitations that I made for Laurens Sleepover party.
They were so simple. I would say the hardest part was the ribbon.

My little baby will be turning 9 next Thursday. That makes me soooo sad. But, next Friday, there will be a total of 7 girls in my house. EEK! Thank goodness George is taking off work. :) I have some idea of what we are going to do, but I know when it comes down to it, I am going to be flying by the seat of my pants. hehehe

Weather days off

Okay, I really must explain the next two pictures...... But if you have boys, you'll understand.

The day before these pictures, Josh was sick with the flu, he had been sleeping ALL day and night. So he was primed and ready to go the next day. Miss Jenna was over with homemade soup in hand, well long story short, Josh HAD to be his rotten self. And I had my camera.

As we at lunch, Miss Jenna told us about making it snow. She gave us instructions and we were right on that! How cool! You can only do it when the temperature is below -0. But, you fill a normal sized coffee cup 1/2 full of water. Place it in the microwave for about 2 1/2 - 3 minutes and go directly outside and throw the water away from you into the air.

In the photo below, I wasn't happy with just the cup of water, and after doing some chores around the house and thinking how cool it was, I thought of a better idea. I took a squirt bottle and filled it with the hot water and used a hot mitt. That allowed just the right amount of water to come out for the snow to form. COOL TRICK!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The FirePlace


Calling all decorators or call your friends who are decorators. Or maybe just call the doctor! My Fireplace needs a makeover...... We have live in our 100 year old house for a little over 11 years and this fireplace has been our stumbling block. George recently painted our living room for the third time since we've lived here. (LOVE my color) But it comes to that big stark white pain in the middle of the room. What to do with it..... Please tell me you have ideas, because we don't. Here is what we would have to work with...... hands, sand paper and basic man tools, paint. I am not an elaborate kind of girl and my theme I am for is a tuscan/very slight country, (I am in the middle of changing my decorating theme over.... but that cost mulah.....

So, Please help me..... I all the ideas you have.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


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Snow~Snow~Snow~ Snow~Snow~Snow~and more Snow............
This is what is out side my back door looking at my deck. :( This blog is for the girls that follow my blog, that don't live in the lovely state of OHIO. I know, you wish you were here to enjoy this beautiful cold weather. hehehe It's just that I am so jealous that you live in warmer areas. But I should be thankful for this, because come tomorrow its going to be down-right frigid. BRRRR! Well fellow bloggers that live in warmer climated areas, send some sunshine my way!
Have a Snowy/great day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Out with old ~ In with the new

Out with the old ~ In with the new

Sorry, I don't have any pictures today, just my thoughts.....

Last year was one year I probably won't forget. Josh graduated high school and started College. Mom, Dad and I had surgeries. George, Josh and Lauren stayed pretty healthy.
Thank goodness for family and friends and the sweet kiddo's that I watch, that kept me sane last year.

This year, my goal is to get healthier and to try to stay on top of this Fibromyalgia. I am going to kick its BUTT! I am tired of being tired and tired of being in pain. Another goal is to try to get back to being more organized. George, Josh and Lauren, sorry in advance, but this will probably affect you allot. Also, I want to be a better friend. I just feel like I have not been there 110%. I need to be a better friend.

Lastly, this has weighed heavily on me......... So, this is what I am going to try to live by "Try to make a difference"
I want to make a difference, be it big or small.

Bring on 2009!