Saturday, December 27, 2014
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.
Posted by Gone Scrap Happy at 10:13 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
I thought it would be awesome not having to depend on my laptop.
published for the last couple of weeks.
Once I get home I'll be posting several post.
Posted by Gone Scrap Happy at 11:22 AM
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Posted by Gone Scrap Happy at 9:44 AM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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.
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.
You can be completely anonymous.
It would make that persons day.
Posted by Gone Scrap Happy at 7:55 PM
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
30 minutes at a church, community center or at your child’s school ( or niece/nephew’s school). I let me son’s teacher know that I’m 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)
Posted by Gone Scrap Happy at 6:43 PM
Monday, November 10, 2014
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.
the worrying …. Gone.
I get to spend more time with tiny. He’s excited that he doesn’t have to ride the bus anymore. Dan is happy that dinner is ready when he gets home. Laundry isn’t a three day ordeal..
Friday, November 7, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
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.