• life,  me,  Uncategorized

    3 Things I Learned in 2012

    Continuing with this week of reminiscing of the year gone by I learned a few things that I want to pass along for 2013.  Practice Patience and Consistency Its so easy to get caught up in the thought train of instant gratification and impatience with the efforts you put in. Patience is hard. Consistency is hard. Both take practice to be able to realize that everything takes time and what you’re doing now may not bear the fruit you want tomorrow or in a month but giving it time to ripen is where you can reap the rewards and feel good about what you were able to accomplish.  This is…

  • DIY,  me,  Uncategorized

    Holiday Wreath

    I finally have a wreath that I LOVE that goes with my white tree 😀 All I had to do was make it but I wanted to do that anyway lol Michael’s this year had WHITE wreaths and garland! I’ve only been wanting that for about 10 years! We’re all coordinated now and its just perfect. I got the wreath at M’s for 50% off a couple weeks or so ago then finally got the ornaments to go with it from Target. The little JOY ornament was just too perfect to pass up, esp for $1.  (click to see it bigger) I didn’t use all the ornaments I got on…

  • business,  life,  Uncategorized,  wahm

    What I’m Thankful for…

    With Thanksgiving tomorrow I get to spend time with my kids, hubs and family at the same time which really makes me reflect on what I’m Thankful for. This year I’m thankful for so many things but one thing very much stands out to me and has touched on everything I do on a daily basis. Also events around Facebook and blogland have really made me thankful for how lucky I am to get to be doing what I do for a living.  I’m thankful that I get to actually spend time with my family, when I worked at my previous job I always had to work holidays and worked opposite…

  • art,  me

    Call me a geek but I got a gallery!

    I’m still nit picking away at my new blog make over and I’ve FINALLY found a gallery plugin that I like! I’m slowly adding some stuff to it and trying to link back projects to their posts. Its going to take a while but its finally up! YAY! If this one had front end loading capabilities I’d use it for SOG too but alas it doesn’t (maybe I’ll email the developer hmmm)  So if you click the Gallery link up top you’ll have some choices 🙂 You can’t leave comments (another thing on my email wishlist) but I still like having it there. If you click on a pic and…

  • life,  Uncategorized

    Halloween… 80s Style!

    Its was 80s fest here this year for Halloween apparently. My 7 year old was rockin the 80s fashion in neon, blue eyeshadow, big hair, and leg warmers. She said it was her most fav costume yet! Which is awesome because except for the black portion of the costume (target costume) the rest I pieced together and she can wear again… like to school 🙂  My 5 year old Dude was all dolled up as Bumblebee from the Transformers, back in now but a total 80s throw back. His costume mainly consisted of this awesome hoodie I found on ebay so he can keep wearing that over and over too! I try…

  • life,  Uncategorized

    Back to School

    Yesterday I got the kids (BOTH!) off to school on the bus. It was my son’s first day riding the school bus to go to all day school. The weather for an important picture day was sooo not cooperating. It was rainy and dark (gorg this morning… dang the luck!) but that didn’t dampen spirits at all! I was so totally excited about my first day since having kids that they would both be in school all day, he was excited to be going and so was she.  But after the bus pulled up and I watched his little feets get on the bus, and they found a seat and…

  • antique fair,  life

    Weird things at the Antique Fair

    This weekend DH and I took a little time away and went to our local monthly Antique Fair, it happens the last Sunday of the month April – September. I like going and seeing if I can find any treasures  🙂 I only ended up buying a funky yellow and white necklace this go but I did see some weird and funny things that I have to share.  An old Rickshaw! I’ve never seen the like at the fair… or the 2 peddle bike ice cream wagons that were parked along with this. I can’t help kinda wanting it. Rocking horse? No no no, if you want to be fashionable,…

  • life

    Naps all around!

    Yesterday I was devastated with a fever… devastated as in brain was frying and I was in charge of the munchkin parade around here. Brain function was next to nothing yet to keep myself from falling asleep and then having the parade turn into a war zone I cleaned about everything. Weird, eh? Today all I want to do is to settle down like my Dude up there and take a nap, 2 hours of getting in trouble will tucker a person out lol. The fever is down but not gone though I can function thru that. Don’t we miss the days when we could just plop down for a…

  • life

    Rainy days and goodbyes

    The storm held off yesterday until shots rang out in salute and the drops grew steady and forlorn as taps echoed. The rain reflected the feeling of the last week and though we were all wet nothing could have been more appropriate to hide the tears than the sky’s own.  I’m glad the goodbyes and ceremonies are over but it doesn’t make me miss him less. His passing did bring unexpected gifts in closing old wounds best forgotten but hard to let go of. Hopefully its a long lasting gift and sets things to right in the long run.