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My place to share with family & friends... pieces of my life and some sparks of creativity that come to me in between my crazy days of now! Remember that each day is a gift!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Fill In....

Thursday, February 26, 2009
My girl, Annette has been doing these on her blog, thought I would give it a try...this really required some serious thought on a few... MY answers are in italics... we go!

1. I'm living, I'm able, I am blessed!.

2. Why do I have so many ideas and not enough time!.

3. How does this stimulus package work, anyway?

4. Every morning, I put Burts Bees on my chapped lips.

5. I consider myself lucky because I have 3 healthy kids.

6. One day we’ll see if I can figure out how to balance my life!.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to Jackson's Basketball game, tomorrow my plans include working rehab(physical therapy that rehab) and Sunday, I want to really hear the message at church on "Toxic People" in our life!

Have a good weekend !

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

These girls are fabulous....

You gotta check out the House of Three... Do you like my blog banner? I am lovin it! It was so easy to do ... just head over to The House of Three and then shop under the " blog Couture" department. They are giving away some awesome stuff , I found out on Heidi Swapp's blog . I love this so much , I had to start a 2nd blog because I just couldn't choose which banner I liked best ! It is just photo slideshows... click HERE let me know what you get from House of Three... Inspire ME !
Saw this on Julie's blog
remember to pause my playlist before playing this clip

FAT Tuesday ....

This morning... I put on my most roomy , most comfy "sweats" with every intention of getting " fatter" on " Fat Tuesday". Here in PA, the temps were in the 30s !In my Mobile, the temps were in the 60s ! In Mobile, the Mardi Gras parade go-ers enjoyed a beautiful day ending the festival season... In SE Pennsylvania, I enjoyed my coffee and the confines of my cozy warm home and " Fastnachts" ! The day of glutony finally arrived! I dropped my kids off at school at went directly to the local bakery ... " The Dutch Oven" bakery on Ridge Pike. Ordered TWO dozen of them
in powder suger and cinnamon/suger varieties ! I have eaten four of them ! While i keep reminding myself that in New Orleans , your regular " order" of Beneigts is THREE on a plate... and it's not so bad that I have eaten four! So lucky me.... there just happens to ( FINALLY) be a Starbucks drive thru literally around the corner from the bakery ! The rest of the week, I plan to where " stretchy pants" and think about my dieting & exercise strategy to begin in MARCH !

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Missin' My Mobile...( " Mo beel" )

It's Mardi Gras in Mobile! My parents were just here for a visit. They brought us all beads and moonpies and cups ! All the traditional "thows" of Mardi Gras!

So, My mom & step dad were just here for a visit over the extended weekend we had.
My kids were out of school on Friday and Monday. We took them to Hershey on Valentine's Day. We went to Chocolate World... the kids love riding that simulated factory tour ride. We bowled and shopped and just hung out... ate way too much ! You would think it gets easier saying goodbye each time... but just the opposite, it is harder to say goodbyes each time! My Grant was really sad this time. I dropped them at the Phl airport this morning. Hoping someday we'll be closer to family again.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

up too late!

apologizing for the photos posted... obviously I pulled an ( almost) all nighter in order to get some things done, since it is impossible during the day ! And as evidenced by the photos ... my aim in shooting my subject was a tad bit impaired !
just tilt head slightly to the right... then they will appear straight ! lol !

Happy Valentine's Day !

This is also creative recycling ... I got this cute idea from Rachael I think I saw this last year on her blog... using the " treasures" mini chocolates... turned out cute! Hope you all have a sweet valentine's day ! Thanks for the inspiration Rachael ! ; )

creating & recycling ....

One of my favorite things to do is recycle the Quaker Oats container when I when I bake chocolate chip oatmeal cookies! It's so quick to alter and is a nice gift...
(filled with cookies, of course!).

I am thinking that there is only 1 more circle journal that needs to find me before coming " full circle". I know it was a crazy and mixed up journey... but thanks to all of you who participated! Can't wait to see mine soon !

Thursday, February 5, 2009

This weeks snow....

Posting pictures of the snow we got this week ! So glad it was snow and not the ice , sleet and freezing rain! I took most of them from the car... not that great,
sorry. But it is so beautiful afterwards and wanted to share with those of you in the South... ( who are freezing this week too... but not for long, I hear!). AND one more thing... creativity post will follow... I have not been able to "create" as often as I would like... most of my creating lately has been of the preschool & kindergarten level ! I keep a neigbor/friend's daughter some during the week... I must plan crafts, games oh... and yes, baking to keep them busy ! Have a great weekend coming up !