Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
This blog also contains organizing tips and since you all know I'm into organizing, this really hit home (ha, ha) for me. Go check it out.
***UPDATED: Go here too! This is another great blog.
This weekend I'm going to do a non-professional book review on "A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Elizabeth George. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
My blog friend Jen at Tatertots and Jello (isn't her title cute!) gave me this award. I feel honored because her blog is so adorable and she is so creative. If you haven't stopped by her blog, it's a must.
I'd like to pass this along to a few others:
My friend Jodie at My 3 Little Schwadlings...she's new to blogging but I can already tell she will have a great blog with many ideas to copy...and recipes too.
My friend Laura at Blogging in the Ohio 12th...her wit is too cute and funny. I've laughed on many occasions while reading her blog.
Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings...this lady is so crafty and creative. She is super organized and she has inspired the projects that are swimming in my head.
Joanna at This Southern Girl's Nest...Another creative lady who also designs blogs!
Kelli at We4Bates...Not only does she have the cutest name but she has great ideas on child raising and great tips to follow.
Meredith at Therapeutic Ramblings of a Mom...she is a great mom who keeps me thinking. Her children are adorable.
And the award goes to you too ladies (applause!). Feel free to share the love. ***Please read my post below where I've asked for some help with my latest (and only) project.
With that, I've slowed down a bit and I'm taking on ONE project at a time. I realized I was driving myself crazy when I was going over ideas with my aunt and she said "why don't you just do one thing at a time." DUH!!
This week's project...Jamison's room.
I have a few ideas for her room. I would first love to repaint it. Right now it's more of a sea green and I found this beautiful green color from Behr called Grasscloth. We'll see, I haven't decided completely.
One of the main things that I want to do is create an art center in her closet. I (and by "I" I mean Rondell) am going to bring up a bookshelf from the basement that I never use and make containers to hold all of her art supplies. I have found some great ways to organize crafts here, and here, as well as many others. I also want to organize her bookshelf and clean out toys that she no longer plays with. Lastly, I want to get letters that spell her name to hang on the wall. I really want to make these myself if I can...any tips?
So here's what I'm working with:
***Also, if you have any ideas to help me all of you craft people, chime in!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Today's task: Share 10 of my favorite things!
Reading - I love to read. I learn a lot from the things that I read and it is another thing that is very relaxing for me. I like Christian reading, self improvement, suspense novels... I hope that my children grow up to love reading the way that I do.
Color pens - I like to write...to do lists, journaling, life planning, etc. I love to use different color pens when I write. I'm just a colorful person and this adds to my personality I guess. My BSF notes are in all different colors.
My Family - These people mean the world to me. I look forward to seeing them and talking to them each day. Rondell is my best friend and I am most comfortable when I'm with him. My children are my joy and just their smiles light up my day.
So, what are a few of your favorite things? Tell us!
I am thinking: About an email that I need to write to Jamison's school psychologist about her emotions.
I am thankful for: My aunt...she comes to our home daily to care for my children and she helps to maintain my home. This weekend was really busy for us and I had NO time to do anything around the house. If it wasn't for the fact that she had already done a lot of cleaning, my home would have really suffered. I don't know what I'd do without her.
From the Kitchen: See my "Make it Monday"
I am creating: This weeks To Do list.
I am reading: "Your Money Counts" As a part of a financial Bible study that Rondell and I are participating in (Crown...has anyone done this), we have to read this book in preparation for the first week.I am hoping: For a productive week, finishing up a few organizing projects that I've started.
Around the House: As mentioned above, I have some projects in the works that I would like to complete this week.
One of my favorite things/Picture to share: Sunshine!
Go here to document what's going on with you.
When I organized my Kraft recipes I came across the recipe for the mini meatloaves and when Rondell was looking at my binder he saw it too...and the rest is history.
Here is the muffin pan that I used.
Adding the cheese.
**I'm sorry there is no final picture. Imagine the picture above with the cheese melted!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Time. I love time with God, my family and my friends. This means a lot to me and I hope that when my children are older that they remember the time I spent with them.
Talking. I love to have conversations with people, even if it's electronic talking. I like to keep in touch with people and get to know people. I guess it comes with the fact that I like to spend time with people (see above). With Rondell I get to talk a lot because he's so quiet, but I think he enjoys it!
Target...need I say more?
Traditions. I haven't started too many with my family but I plan to because they are very important to me. Maybe because I like routine, but there is just some comfort in having something to look forward to that you know will be there. It ties into spending time with family, talking and enjoying and I love it.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
It may not look like a lot of magazines but they were taking up a lot of space and I didn't even want everything in them.
So, I bought a presentation binder from Target and used some page protectors that I already had.
Then I went through each magazine and pulled out the pages that had recipes that I was interested in making. It made me kind of hungry! I organized them a little bit and inserted each page into the page protectors and then into the binder. I put main dishes first and then desserts. I didn't use tabs but I'm sure as this grows I will need to do that.
Doesn't this soup look yummy? Just had to share. I will say that going through these made me come up with some items to add to my upcoming week's menu.
I cropped the title of one of the magazines and put it on a strip of scrapbook paper for the side of the binder.
Finally, I took one of the covers and put it on a piece of scrapbook paper for the cover of my binder. Oh, and I added some stickers, just for kicks.
I'm so excited to have this little project done! It didn't take that much time either, which is always a plus.
Now I just have to work on my family organization binder (I've gotten some good tips on how to do that from other blog friends) and my inspiration binder, which will have cut outs of pieces I'd like for my home, decorating ideas, crafts, etc. Hopefully that will happen sooner than later.
My new friend Jen gave me this award. I am so excited I could jump up and down! Her blog is so amazing and I'm honored that she chose me.
The rules of this award are:
Put the logo on your blog or post.
Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
I'd like to give this award to some of my new blog friends:
Laura at Blogging in the Ohio 12th
Heidi at Blue Eyed Blessings
Jodie at My 3 Little Schwadlings
Brittany at Mommee & Her Boys
Jennifer at Love, Laughter and Lyrics
Kelli at We4Bates
Meredith at Therapeutic Ramblings of a Mom
Joanna at This Southern Girl's Nest
Ruth Ann at My Remodeled Nest
You deserve this ladies!!!
A few plans for the rest of the week: Complete my recipe notebook and organize Jamison's closet, for real this week!
To join in on the fun with journaling go here!
Oh and PS, I added the Followers application. If you'd like to follow me feel free, if not no pressure.
Monday, February 16, 2009
1. jog or walk: walk
2. coffee or tea: tea (sweet)
3. Pepsi or coca cola: Coke!!!
4. flats or heels: flats (I'm a mother, Hello!!!)
5. fries or onion rings: fries
6. cats or dogs: dogs (I'm allergic to cats)
7. skim or whole: whole
8. small purses or large: large
9. van or suv: van
10. winter or summer: summer
11. 1 piece bathing suit or 2: 1!!!
12. sit down restaurant or fast food: sit down
13. McDonald's or Burger King: McDonald's (I'm in love with their sweet tea)
14. White Gold or Yellow: White
15. Fish or Chicken: Chicken
16. Edward or Jacob: Edward (just from what I've heard, I haven't seen it or read the book)
17. Pizza or Burger: Pizza, my favorite!!!!!!!!
18. apple or orange: apple
19. Spend or save: Spend (but trying to become a saver)
20. 1 story or 2 story house: 2 story
If you want to play along go to Kasey's site here!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Jodie, me and Tonya! Ready to eat and party.
Here are some hubbies! Ben (Laura), Elliott (Sara), Ron (well, you know he's MINE!), Troy (Tonya), and Andy (Jodie)
Sabrina and Melissa.
Jodie, Laura, Tonya (she's laughing), and Angela. Sitting and enjoying good food and one another!
We had a great time with good friends...I love this group.
Valentine's Day 2009 will be one this is remembered...good times.
****Be sure to check below for my tag post!
1. Post a picture of whatever bag you have today - not last weekend when you and your hubby went out to that fabulous restaurant. No cheating!!!
2. Tell us how much it cost. This is a no-judgment zone -- there will be no ridiculing or eye rolling here. And, if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I'd love to hear it.
3. Now tag some fellow bloggers and link back to this post so people know why you are posting pictures of your bag.
- My list of 101 things so I can keep track of what I am supposed to be doing and how I'm doing at it.
- Keys to my house and keys to my office.
- My wallet. I got it in Destin, Florida at an outlet mall.
- A can of Bag Balm. I DO NOT travel without this. It's to keep my lips from getting dry. I have a large can I keep at home and I have these little cans...one I have downstairs, one in my purse and one I keep at work.
- My checkbook that I hardly ever use. Who writes checks anymore?
- A highlighter (this is an odd item).
- My cell phone.
- A Bible, another thing I can't travel without...I'm always trying to learn.
- A movie ticket stub from going to see He's Just Not That Into You with my mom yesterday. Pretty good movie.
- A jar that has 365 ways to feel good. This was a gift given to me today by my good friend Jodie. It was so thoughtful and I can't wait to dive into the jar!
- My red carrier for all misc stuff like pens, business cards, a mirror, etc.
- My name tag that I wear at BSF.
- Cute little notebooks that she sent me. I use them to write down people I need to be praying for.
- My pen pouch. I usually keep this in my tote but for some reason it's in my purse. I can't travel far without it though. I usually have my tote with me, at work, trips, etc.
So, there you have it...a peek into my world. Now, there are a few I'd like to peek into. Let me know if you play along:
Kim at Kim...and Her Coffee: She is a wonderful woman of God and I truly enjoy reading her blog.
Brittany at Mommee & Her Boys: She's a new friend that I've met recently who seems like a lot of fun.
Jennifer at Love, Laughter and Lyrics: I can't remember how I found her blog but I'm glad I did. She's is funny and crafty and we have the same issue in common, our daughters twirl their hair...to a fault.
Kelli at We4Bates: Kelli is my Florida friend. I love blogging with her and getting tips of Godly child raising.
Meredith at Therapeutic Ramblings of a Mom: I've learned a lot in the short time I've been reading her blog. She's great.
Amy at The Mommy Chronicles: Maybe this will want give her an easy post!
Joanna at This Southern Girl's Nest: Talk about crafty...this girl is it! And soon I have to get her to redesign my blog.
Kimm at Reinvented: She's another crafty one and I learn a lot from.
Ruth Ann at My Remodeled Nest: She is a sweet person with a caring heart that shows.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
It may also give hints to my hubby (even though I would NEVER do that!).
One thing that I do need help with is a good filing system for bills and important papers. I wish I knew how to do one of those linky parties, those are wonderful. Anyone got any tips?
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
If you want to join go here.
Monday, February 9, 2009
1. My favorite book is: The Bible
2. I drive: A Honda Odyssey
3. My favorite type of food to eat is: Mexican...yum!
12. If I could vacation anywhere I would go to: Destin, Florida...right now, without hesitation, in the same condo we staying in last time. I miss it.