Saturday, December 27, 2014

Are you a planner?

I've been out of sorts lately due to this change of weather. It's cold for a few days and then it warms up for a few days.

So, are you a planner? Or do you wait to the last minute.

I am a planner. I start making plans months ahead of time to make sure we're getting a good deal, find out more about the area we are visiting and much more. Well we're heading to Florida for Thanksgiving. Short trip. Very short trip. My family lives in Florida and I miss them. So we're heading down on Wednesday morning. Should get there Thursday late afternoon.  My mom gets to see tiny and he gets to meet his cousins. Oh, my sister gets to see him. the last time she saw him he was 9 months old. He's 6.

I already have the house in order. I don't like coming back from any type of trip to a messy house. Who wants to clean after unloading a car?  Not this girl.

Tonight I will be prepping the snacks for the road trip. That way on Wednesday I will just have to get the lunch meat ready.  Once I'm done with the food I'll be sorting clothes. I just put away all of our summer clothes.  So we'll need layers for this trip. I know once we hit the Georgia/Florida line we'll be shedding all winter clothing.

Since it's hard for me to find any spices that I can only find in Florida, I have a list ready. Best part about driving down is not having to worry about TSA regulations.  I get to stock up on spices and Cuban Coffee. Of course there will be Cuban pastries but I cannot promise they will even survive most of the trip.

If you ever feel overwhelmed when you are planning for a trip, do a search on the internet for trip planners. You will find a lot of free printables that will help. You can even search on Pinterest.

I think I figured it out....

It's been a bit of a trying time getting used to blogger on a mobile device. 
It just wasn't working out on my phone. 
Well, my hubby got me a Windows tablet for Christmas. 

I cannot wait to try it out. 
It's going to be easier to edit pictures and my post. 

Wishing you all a swift recovery after the holidays!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mobile app we are not friends

So I downloaded the Blogger mobile app.
I thought it would be awesome not having to depend on my laptop.

Well, I just noticed not one of my post have been
published for the last couple of weeks.
 Once I get home I'll be posting several post. 

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snow Day

My first official snow day at home.  

I didn't have to worry about calling in and it felt good. Not only that, I forgot about my blog. I did! Not having to call in to work and be reminded that it counts against me and how it will hover over my head for the about three months. Now the only problem I had was trying to figure out what to do with him.  

Gotta love the internet.  

Went to my part time job. Which he totally loved. I'm just enjoying the fact that he loves hanging out with me while I still can.  Once we left there I asked him what he wanted to do and he said go home and stay warm. That is exactly what we did. 

How do you spend your snow days? 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Random Act of Kindness

Have you ever paid for someone's coffee? Meal?

Why not?

There is an older homeless gentlemen that I would see often during winter at Starbucks.
I would purchase a gift card and ask the manager to give it to the gentlemen.
His name is Willie.
Willie somehow figured out that the person that was buying him the gift cards was me. I asked him how he figured out. He said that no one ever says hello to him or even smiles at him.
He's a veteran that does not have family. 
He wasn't able to find work for some time and that's how he became homeless. 

So after talking to him, any card I purchased I would give it to him.
Seeing him smile just warmed my heart.

When I wasn't always able to buy a gift card.
I made snack packages and I would give them to any homeless person I saw.
It contained a granola bar, a fruit snack pack & a capri sun.
A sandwich bag with these three items would make them smile.

I had a man ask me why I was giving him the bag. I replied why not. 
Why should I let you dig through the garbage for a snack or for a meal.
When he started to cry he said he was happy to see that people still care.

So how about you help a friend, a family member or a stranger?

You can be completely anonymous.
It would make that persons day. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Share your time

I know, youre probably saying I dont have time to Share .  

30 minutes at a church, community center or at your child
s school ( or niece/nephews  school).  I let me sons teacher know that Im available to help her. All she needs to do is let me know. I stay in contact with her to remind her, plus I have offered to make items (banners, nametags, signs) 
for her classroom.

I am usually in the mud in the summer. I am an active volunteer for Tough Mudder Mud Runs.  I cannot tell you how excited I get when I am able to sign up to volunteer for Tough Mudder.
If I am not volunteering, Im in the mud, I am participating in mud runs. to name a few, The Dirty Girl, Mud Stash, Run for you Lives (unfortunately this one is no longer in business)  and I will be running my first Tough Mudder this year in Kentucky.

But it really doesnt matter where you volunteer as long as you get out there and help someone. If you know an elderly person that does not have family near by, ask them if they need help. Bring them a meal, sit down and talk to them.  What may seem like something so simple and tiny, may be huge to them.
So get online or pick up the phone and make some calls to see where you can volunteer.

Monday, November 10, 2014

SAHM

I had no idea what that meant,
until now.

I recently lost my job and now Im a
stay at home mom.

the first two days were rough.
 I was literally stressing so much I gave myself a migraine.

then I told myself the same exact words I told my friend Stephanie right before her last day.
this place is going to keep going without you. They will not stop to wonder how you are doing or care if you are okay.

for seven years I worked with the fear of calling in due to policies that benefit the company more than it would ever benefit an employee. If I called in because my son was sick, I was quickly reminded that I could lose my bonus or my job.
Now, I can say that the migraine is gone.
the worrying
. Gone.

I get to spend more time with tiny. He
s excited that he doesnt have to ride the bus anymore. Dan is happy that dinner is ready when he gets home. Laundry isnt a three day ordeal..
A new chapter in our lives, in my life has started.

now i have time for my etsy store and a ton of pinterest projects.

so y'all come back and check out the projects that i'll be posting.

smooches!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Checking out stuff

Hi there!
Hope everyone is doing well.
Starting this month I have agreed to test new products from various companies. I'll post a picture of the products and my review.

Smooches to you all!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Winter car kit

When I first moved to Kentucky, everyone talked about a winter car kit. I honestly had no idea what that was or why someone would need one.
Well, after the last few years I have come to appreciate my winter car kit.
One item that truly has come in handy is kitty litter. Great to use as a salt substitute. Just in case someone hasn't salted their driveway.
I was against kitty litter for a while due to the mess. If the bag tipped over or was broken, litter would go everywhere.
Now I keep my litter in this. An empty laundry  detergent container. Helps spread litter and contain it.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cheap stuff works better

Howdy!!

I never had an issue with dampness in my house before I left Florida. I was introduced to  old when I moved to Tennessee.  I had to buy damp rid for every closet and the basement. I have the same problem in Kentucky.
I needed to try to find something a bit more affordable.  I came across these in the dollar store. I figured, why not try it.

I LOVE IT!!

There are few things that I will bypass for the cheaper counterpart.  These work great.  If you come across any give it a try.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

New wreath

Made this new wreath at a Stampin' Up meeting. I had to change things up and make give it a lil Maria flare 😁 



The flowers were supposed to be a the same color but I mixed it up. 



Saturday, February 8, 2014

Washi tape rocks!!

I have this little johnson & johnson container that I turned into my "mommy first aid kit" that I keep in my purse. 

I initially decorated it with sharpie markers but it rubbed off. 

Enter washi tape....

I love this stuff!!! It's thin decorative tape. I put tape on the outside and inside. I'm still trying to decide what I'm going to use for the top of the kit 



Pinterest fail ....

So I came across a pin about an easy way to clean up your fridge shelves. 

Using Glads peel and stick on the shelves. You have a spill? Just peel it off and you have an easy clean up.

Well it wasn't that easy. The peel and seal wouldn't stick to my shelves. 

So that wa a fail. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Coloring snow



So I went on a hunt to find those plastic condiment containers so my son could color snow and get out of the house just for a bit.

I didn't find the containers. 

BUT!!! I did improvise! 

I had an empty water bottle. Placed the lid on it and made a hole on the cap with a nail. 


Filled it with water and food coloring. 

And this happened 😁


He had a blast! We used other colors as well. His creation was gone after a few hours of rain. 



Sunday, January 5, 2014

Organizing ribbon

This was another Pinterest idea.

When I first saw it I thought "cute".  I honestly didn't think it was something I would do.

I had my ribbons in containers I bought from the dollar store and of course sorted by colors.  I had a total of right containers.

We moved a few months ago to a new place. I needed to reorganize all my craft supplies. 

When I was unpacking boxes I came across my containers of ribbons. I really needed to do something about it. Then I remembered the post on Pinterest about the clothespins and the ribbons. 

Well from eight containers I'm down to one. 

Now my containers have a home in the pantry!! 

Color Me Mine - Crescent Springs KY

For my birthday my friend Kris and I went to Color Me Mine. If you have never gone to one of their stores you need to pay then a visit. 

Here is a picture of my piggy bank. I decided to paint a piggy bank and use it to save my money for my trip to Europe. Them when the time is near I'll smash the piggy to get my money. 

Hope you all stay warm! 

Happy New Year

It's a brand new year. 

What are you working on?

Me? Well, I've made the decision to work on my blog more often. 

I'll be adding pictures that I take on photo walks or trips. Along with pictures I will be trying out things that I find on Pinterest. Oh, and how can I forgot Music and Food!! 

I hope everyone has an awesome new year!!