Monday, March 30, 2009

What happened to March...

Ok Seriously, March has been a blur! Both of my children have birthdays in March, they both had the flu, and I am exhausted. My darling little girl turned 6 on the 28th of March. I can not believe how fast they grow. She is very special and dear to me. When she was 4 we got her ears pierced. For some reason it did not work out….they kept getting infected. So for her birthday this year I made her some clip on earrings which she loved. I will post pictures of those later. For her party we had Strawberry Pie and my Mom made Blueberry Yum Yum and boy is it YUM! I had 4 pieces and then fussed at my hubby when he ate the last one while I was out getting groceries! Lucky for me my Mom has another one that she made at her house. Death to my HIPS for sure. Also last night I made Pasta Carbonara off of the Pioneer Woman’s website…..very, very good. You should go check her out.

Here is her website:

And the recipe: Pasta Carbonara

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a fabulous March.

P.S. Went to the nursery yesterday and got some flowers – purple hearts, bleeding hearts plus tomato plants and lots of herbs. I am very excited….this will be our first time growing tomatoes and herbs. My Dad has a huge garden every year so we really don’t need to do this just checking to see if we can. Sometimes we tend to kill things. LOL

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I believe....

Things I believe...

I can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I can keep going long after you think you can't.

I believe...we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I believe...either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I believe...heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of consequences.

I is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe...sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I believe...sometimes when I'm angry, I have the right to be angry, but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I isn't always enough to be forgiven by others; Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe...our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for whom we become.

I shouldn't be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I believe...two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I believe...credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I got this in an email and picked out my favorites to share.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Wishes!

Just wanted to send some more Happy Birthday Wishes to my son. He turned 10 on Saturday the 21st. Double digits....I can hardly believe it. Seems like it was just yesterday that he was born. I love you Ace, you are very talented and incredibly smart! I am so PROUD to be your Mother!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Boy and his Art

So my son's art has been made into a flag and is currently on a light post on main street downtown in our city. I thought I would share this with you all as I am so very proud of him.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

So the fab Kebi over at Hanging by a Thread passed on the Kreativ Blogger Award to me. The rules are: List 7 things that you love and then pass the award on!

1. I LOVE my family. I love spending time with my family, family gatherings, talking to them, anything to do with family.

2. I LOVE being a Mom. I have two wonderful kids. They are the best and make my Mommy job fabulous.

3. I LOVE to read. I love anything Patricia Cornwell, a good mystery, or any fashion/celebrity magazine.

4. I LOVE shoes. If I had lots of money I would have a closet just for shoes. I love heels, strappy sandals, booties ( my new favorite), flip flops, and sneakers.

5. I LOVE Vitamin Water. I have to have at least 1 of these a day. They are so good!

6. I LOVE flowers. Every spring and summer I spent to much money on flowers. This is something I got from my Dad. He always kept our yard so pretty and colorful with gorgeous flowers. My favorite flower is the Hibiscus. There was always a Hibiscus plant right outside my window when I was a kid growing up.

7. I LOVE art. My hubby is an artist and his work is amazing. My children are also blessed with this talent (me not so much). They both have there art on special display this month. Very, very proud of them.

So I am passing this award on to the following:

Kimberly at Thewildhare

Ruth at Allover Art

Lisa at Alterityart

Raven at Dirty Pretty Things to Ponder

Hiking in Stilettos

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mamarazzi's Favorite Things Swap

I received my package from Mamarazzi’s Favorite Things Swap. My swapping partner was Kebi at This was my first swap so I was quite nervous and not really sure what to do or what to expect.

She did such a great job. All the items were wrapped so beautifully and all the items were great!

This is what I got:

·Gummi Savers and Skittles
·Hot Chocolate
·Butter Crunch Cashew Cookies
·Sudoku – which I love I am constantly doing these
·Cute note cards
·Burt’s Bees lip balm, lotion, and cuticle cream
·Victoria’s Secret Pear Glace Body Mist – I was shocked when I got this because I use to wear this all the time and just have not bought any in years. Smells great!
·A Slatkin & Co Fresh Linen Candle – this also smells so good.
·Strawberry and Peach Jam
·Bath & Body Works Butterfly Flower Lotion – I had never seen this one and now it is a new favorite!
·Baked Fudge Recipe – can’t wait to try this out!
·Creamy Chicken Risotto Recipe – sounds yum!
·13 going on 30 DVD – I had never seen this. I watched it with my sick family this weekend and loved it! So cute
·Yours, Mine & Ours DVD – Have not seen this one either but will be watching it with my sick family today!

Kebi did such a wonderful job! I LOVED all her favorites. Thanks Kebi for being my partner and for a wonderful swapping experience and Thanks to HolleeAnn over at for hosting this fabulous swap!

The Flu

Little one with her butter sandwich and ginger ale
Well lots of things have been going on in my house this week. Friday morning I woke up to my daughter crying in her room. I went to see what was wrong and she said that her tummy hurt and that she was to dizzy to come and get me. She was burning up so I took her temperature….it was 103. So I made a doctors appt and took her in. Turns out that she has the FLU….the doctor said she tested positive for both strains of the flu. So I am working hard to get her better and then my hubby is sick with it. So my son and I are the only ones ok and then Saturday night he comes down with the flu. I am desperately trying not to get this. It is such hard work running around disinfecting everything. AND I HAVE TO GO IN TO WORK TOMORROW FOR A LONG TIME!! Still trying to figure out who is going to take care of everyone then. I decided we needed to keep my little girl in the living room while she was sick and that I would sleep in there with her. So what does she do……she goes and gets on the big couch and leaves me the loveseat. I have slept like crap all weekend with my legs are bunched up! She is getting better so that is good. I have barely been able to get her to eat all weekend. So today she asks for a BUTTER SANDWICH. I was like ewww gross, and tried to talk her out of it. And yet she would not budge and she wanted to make it herself (she is 5). So I relented and let her and she ate it up!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

CarLe Etc... Redesigned Bags & Jewelry

Carolyn from CarLeEtc was nice enough to answer a couple of questions about herself and how she got started crafting on Etsy. I love her fabulous Rag~Bags!

I have crafted all my life. I love to create and make great things. In my life I have owned and run 3 antique shops, I love anything vintage. I try to sell what I create and in my etsy shop it is Rag~Bags, embellished purses, and soldered / altered jewelry. I joined etsy in Aug.2007. I guess I have been selling part-time on etsy and not promoting it well either. I do sell locally at home. I have been making Rag~Bags and soldered jewelry for 4 or 5 yrs. You know my mother and grandmothers had always sewed and made things all my life.

What do you enjoy doing outside of Etsy?
I do enjoy decorating and gardening too.
Do you have a blog and what is the address?
My blog address is: I am a beginner blogger, trying to learn.
What is one thing you would like to accomplish in 2009?
I would like to be a big seller on etsy in 2009.
What are you most proud of?
Most proud of my Rag~bags, I think they are unique.
What do you wish you had more time for?
I wish I had more time to create.
What is your favorite time of the day?
Favorite time of day would be when I could create.

Please check out her shop and tell her that Mrsfatface sent ya!