Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oh...this old thing?

Yesterday I had what I call a "free" Monday. House clean...check No appointments for the kids....check No meetings at the school....check What is a girl to do? Grab something old and make it new. And the best part of it... free! Everything I used for this project I already had. Fun Fun Fun!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Spoiled Rotten!!!!

That's exactly how I feel. This artistic, talented, and thoughtful friend of mine brought me a basket of goodies today. We've have been friends for only a short time but she knows my taste so well. The french inspired tea towels, the cross that just happens to match my home perfectly and the bingo style balls that I actually picked up at Hobby Lobby only to "chicken-out" and put them back and could kick myself for... I now have thanks to her and the monogrammed frame with the harlequin ribbon is precious! My mom picked me up this amazing fleur de lis scoop that I have been wanting for ages, but could never find, and then gave it to me 3 whole weeks before my birthday...I am one lucky girl! Thank you guys! Your are the best!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dollar Tree..the place to be!

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After quitting my job, I have this overwhelming desire to do everything "on the cheaper". I have always been a bargain hunter but now it is a challenge to see what the lowest amount is I can possibly spend. I stole this idea for teachers Valentines gifts from Just a Girl, but found pink hand sanitizer at no other than the famous Dollar Tree it's berry scented and just the right color for V-day.I'll give the larger one to Braydi's teacher and the smaller ones to the ladies in the library, gym teacher, etc. I had been looking for a pen holder for my desk to match my decor, and all I could find were the mesh silver thingys at Staples when I happened upon this cute little plastic cube with room for pictures. A little scrap book paper and a few rub-ons later...voila! A custom pen holder for a buck! I heart you Dollar Tree!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Hi-Ho..Hi-Ho...off from work I go!

Ok... I tried it, the whole working a 40hr. a week job away from home. And while it was very satisfying, and rewarding, my family needs me at home. I have such a greater respect for the super women out there that make it all work for them and their family, I however do not possess that talent. Maybe it was the 2(washing machine, hot water tank)floods I experienced, the illness and death of my husband's beloved grandmother, my youngest child's grades plummeting and the shear exhaustion, but I am glad to be a stay at home mom, homemaker again. But the lesson learned here is being thankful. Thankful that I had the opportunity to experience a career again, and the opportunity that when my family needed me most God blessed me with the ability to be here for them. I am also thankful that the man of my dreams supports me and appreciates me now more than ever. I think it is safe to say he hated every minute of helping me with the house cleaning. Not his forte' though he never complained. So now I am playing catch up on all of the projects that I had left undone. Pillows to make...a little girls room that is still undone...and spring cleaning and decorating. I am hoping to post more and to catch up with you gals. I feel like the new girl at school again, so I hope to hear from you all soon. Paula