last minute crafts.

So here it is...midnight & I am still up making Adyson's Thanksgiving shirt.Man I am such a procrastinator! Well at least her tutu is made.hehe I have a cream colored shirt that I bought at target I went to HL & bought iron on letters & glitter & I have spelled out "Mommy's little turkey".The glitter didn't work to well so I opted to paint them [they were white originally] a burnt orangeish color.Right now they are drying.Hopefully the will be finished soon so I can iron them on & see how it is going to turn out.I will post pictures & show you the final product.
Wish me luck!!


jumping on the bandwagon....

So I am going to jump on the bandwagon here.I got this off a friend of mines blog & I am totally gonna do it.Whatever you have done is supposed to be bold but thats not working to well for me so mine are all gonna show up in white.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland - WORLD
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie [does a home video count?] hehe
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Seen the Lincoln Memorial in person
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92.Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own


Gobble till you Wobble!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I am so ready for tomorrows festivities! I cannot wait for the turkey & sweet potatoes & green beans & dressing..oh I could go on & on!! Yum Yum!!I have been cooking & baking the better part of this afternoon.Which was no easy feat with two kids underfoot.I just dont see how some of these women do it with 2 or more kids.I really do want another but I often wonder how I would handle it.Oh I am rambling.Back to Turkey Day.I made a homemade peach cobbler.From scratch people!! [woot woot!!] I also made pink stuff aka fruit salad & a broccoli,cheese & rice casseroll.I really wanted to make my Granny Doris's Hershey Bar cake but I didnt.*snif *snif.Luckily I didnt have to include cleaning in my plans.Thank goodness.We are having lunch at my Grandys house around 12ish & then dinner at my in-laws around 5:30.One day we will have it at our house.Ok well the cobbler is beeping so I will leave you with a picture of Tyler @ her Thanksgiving program.She was a turkey.

This is the turkey song that she sang.

"I'm a turkey big & fat I spread my tail I walk like that.
Each days corn I will not miss & when I talk I sound like this.

How stinkin'cute is that?

wordful wednesday-tyler marie.

Of course you all know Tyler.My beautiful crazy "orange headed" step daughter.We had a very amusing conversation tonight while I was making dinner.We started off by talking about how silly daddy is,then she went on to tell me that all boys are crazy & they always think they are the boss.She also said they always try & make you go get things for them..aka being lazy.She then asked me "why are you always cooking?" I told her that it was my job as a housewife.Her response "Wife? Eww that word freaks me out!" haha I think we have a little feminist on our hands.If i didnt know any better I would swear that she is my daughter.She is 5 going on 25.I dont know what we are gonna do with her when she becomes a teenager.We are in for a world of trouble.I am just glad to know that I have a part in her being such a independent person.I have so many other things to teach her. ;]


a few of my favorite things #1

From now on on Tuesdays my post for the day will be "a few of my favorite things"
I hope you all enjoy!

1.) Eating cheerios in the kitchen floor with Adyson.
2.) Fall weather.
3.) Hot Chocolate!!
4.)My husband.
5.) Watching my daughter wake up.
6.)Quiet moments in the morning.
7.)My computer!
8.)curling up on the couch with a good book.
9.) The relationship I have with my husband.Its one of a kind.
10.)Tall [Soy or Skim] Mocha Peppermint Twist.Yum!!



manic monday #143

Do you ever talk to yourself out loud? What do you talk about?
yes all the time.about everything!
What stresses you out?
money.bills.time managment.[haha]
What are your secret talents?
sure! I can turn my hand all the way around.like 360 degrees =] I can pop my hip in & out of joint



friday fill in #99

1. The last band I saw live was oh wow...a country singer i cant remember who.
2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is the food of course, and spending time with my family. (if you don't celebrate thanksgiving, insert your favorite holiday)
3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is halfway done! [yay!].
4. Thoughts of more present to buy fill my head.
5. I wish I could wear anything that i wanted [& could buy].
6. Bagpipes can be sad when played.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to hanging out with the family, tomorrow my plans include MiM potluck, craft fair & a birthday party and Sunday, I want to get started on my Christmas decorating & relax!



Manic Monday #142

Do you believe people are basically good? No not all people.but some yes.

If you could change the custom of shaking hands, what would you replace it with?
peace signs!

What is something that you enjoy that is a chore for most other people? Organizing things.I really do enjoy it.I dunno why i havent done it in.... ehh...forever! ha



Friday Fill In #98

1. Please feel free to be original.
2. When I
bake I can't help sniffing it occasionally. [while its baking]
3. My favorite thing to cook is black-eyed peas,cornbread & fried potatoes.
My husbands loving is something I can't get enough of.
5. That's the thing I love most about my daughter is her feistyness & Independence.
Inconsiderate people always makes me think to myself, what the heck?
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching movies with friends, tomorrow my plans include cleaning the house & spending quality time with my little one and Sunday, I want to get my Christmas stuff together!



Manic Monday #141

1.)What was the first thing you thought when you looked at yourself in the mirror today?

Oh I haven't made it that far yet.

2.)Do you have a recurring nightmare? If so, explain.

No.I dont.

3.)List three foods you can’t stand:

jelly beans.maple syrup.raspberries.


[thrifting is fun]

So I went thrifting with the bestie today.It was alot of fun.
We started out sorta of late but I still managed to find some neat stuff.
Look at what I got!


These little guys are salt & pepper shakers but they are going to look awesome in Adyson's room.I am of course going to paint & distress them.Not really sure what color I want them to be yet.I am going for a woodland type theme in her room.Something like the Brooke collection @ Pottery Barn Kids.

:::stocking hangers:::

I love these stocking hangers I found today.I have
been really wanting some but I didnt want to spend a outrageous amount on them.I got these for $6.I am going to jazz them up with lots & lots of glitter.Maybe in a light blue or a white.ohh or a really pretty green color.

:::compact mirror:::

So I really love this mirror.It is so classic & beautiful.[It still has the sticky stuff from the price sticker on it.] I havent decided if I want to keep it for myself or have it ingraved & give it someone as a christmas present.I bought this for a whooping $2! I might just keep it for myself =]

::friday fill-ins:: #97

1. My blueprint for success includes my family.
2. nerds was the last candy I ate.
3. The best facial moisturizer I've ever used is clinque.
4.chocolate can be good therapy.
5. I'd like to tell you about my life & the wonderful people in it .
6. compassion is my strongest characteristic.
7. And as for the weekend, today/tonight I'm looking forward to thrifting with the bestie & dinner tonight with friends, tomorrow my plans include hanging out with my family and Sunday, I want to get the crew outside for some outdoor fun!



wordful wednesday-adyson.

:::wordful wednesday #2:::

I just love this picture of my daughter.This was taken in july;she was 10 months old.Mommy made the mistake of leaving her coke sitting beside the TV while she ran to throw something away.Adyson being the big girl that she thinks she is walked right over to the TV stand grabbed my coke & headed into the kitchen to drink it.I am just so happy that she did not drop it on the carpet.I turned around & caught her in the act.I just had to have a picture of it.She is a petie child & she makes the coke can look huge!

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a few of my favorite things #1

From now on on Tuesdays my post for the day will be "a few of my favorite things"
I hope you all enjoy!

1.) Eating cheerios in the kitchen floor with Adyson.
2.) Fall weather.
3.) Hot Chocolate!!
4.)My husband.
5.) Watching my daughter wake up.
6.)Quiet moments in the morning.
7.)My computer!
8.)curling up on the couch with a good book.
9.) The relationship I have with my husband.Its one of a kind.
10.)Tall [Soy or Skim] Mocha Peppermint Twist.Yum!!



I am so dissapointed & disgusted it is unreal! How could this have happened? I hate to see what is in store for us in the next 4 yrs.

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Its the most wonderful time of the year......

I know I have already talked about Christmas but I am so excited for it to be here!! I have been doing some window shopping in a few places & I have found somethings I want to attempt to make/re-create.

I love love love these!

I am in love with & want this whole collection from Pottery Barn.Everything.From the bedding right down to the door mat & stockings.=]

And how pretty would this be on my tree?
Of course it would be for Adyson

I am going to attempt to re-create my mantle & pull this off.
so pretty & very elegant.
This would be perfect on my mantle also!

I would love to do these as well.

I adore these stockings!

I will be making my very own holiday cards this year.
I love these.
I have so many ideas up my sleeve & I am so ready to get started on them!!

Menu Plan Monday

:::Monday:::Hobo Meatloaf;mashed potatoes;mac & cheese.
:::Tuesday:::Spaghetti;garlic bread sticks.
:::Wednesday:::Left over spaghetti.[always better the next day]
:::Thursday:::Salmon patties;steamed squash;rice
:::Friday:::Taco soup.
:::Saturday:::Left over Taco soup.

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Its Monday.......

Well its Monday again. Yay! ha I have a very easy week this week.No plans.All the time in the world.What should I do? I think I am going to start on my Christmas crafts & decorations. I love Christmas. I am going all out this year! I cannot wait.Pictures will be posted of my crafts/decorations.So get ready!

Look @ what i made last night.It didn't really come out that great & the paper has wrinkles in it but I think it adds character.

::Our monogrammed plate::
up close.see the wrinkles?

How many hours of TV do you watch per week? Do you feel that's too much, not enough or just right? I watch maybe 10 hours a week.I'm not really big into watching TV.I would rather read a book or do crafts.

Which of the 5 senses do you feel is your strongest sense? Either sight or touch.I am a very intuitive person.

What's the wackiest belief you held as a child? Oh wow i cant really remember my childhood all that well.


Yea I am a SAHM..So what?!?

So I am going to do a little ranting on here.I am so tired of people degrading what I do.Yes I am a SAHM so what? I just don't understand how some people don't see that as a job? No I don't get a paycheck that consists of money but I do get the satisfaction of watching my daughter grow up & learn.That is my paycheck.Knowing that I have no one but myself to give credit too.Me being a stay at home mom is no ones business but mine & my husbands.Dont get mad or say stupid comments bc we are able to afford it & you are not.Thats not my problem.I am a very grounded person & I am so blessed that I am able to stay home with my daughter.That is a luxury that some people cannot afford but I have gotten to the point where I am tired of the comments & stupidity of some people.I do not get a break from my "job".It is a 24/7 never ending circus that I love doing.Ugh I am just so disgusted right now that it is unbelievable.These people just need to get a life & stop worrying about mine!

::Happy Halloween::

Well I hope all of you had a wonderful Halloween.We had a blast! It was Addy's first Halloween to actually enjoy it.She had a great time.We all dressed up.Daddy was going to be Michael Myers but when we got to the party some of the kiddos started crying so he had to take it off.
Here are some pictures!

::Little Miss Addybug::

::Her wings that i made::

::The Walkers::


::Madonna & the Cowgirl::


1. My favorite food seasoning is cavanders greek seasoning .
2. hearing my daughter laugh is music to my ears.
3. Lucky is my life!
4. being a mom is something I take very seriously.
5. Many people take what they have for granted.
6.Fuzzy navels was the last thing I bought at the store.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to seeing Addy in her costume going to a halloween party, tomorrow my plans include a hair appointment & a party and Sunday, I want to recover from the long weekend & go to a wedding!