Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Reminding Myself...Black Friday is Cold and Miserable!

Be mentally prepared!4am parking lot... 23 degrees. World's rudest people out at this hour!

Laughing, Starbucks(Five Bucks),
shopping & bonding with my daughter... the reason I do this!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Making Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Okay, I saw the idea on Pinterest... had to try. 
 I was so surprised how much detergent it makes. 
I may have enough for the next 2 years!
This is how I made...
1 box Borax (WalMart, Clothes Detergent Isle $2.98)
1 box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (WalMart, Clothes Detergent Isle $3.24)
1 jar of Fruit Fresh (I had, I think they are around $2-3... The stuff is full of Citric Acid)
3 Cups Epsom Salt ($2)

Mix all ingredients together in a VERY LARGE Bowl.  When mixed well, put in container of your choice (I have a smaller one for under my sink and I did a large container for storage in the garage) make sure it is air tight to keep the detergent from hardening.

So my whole project cost me a little over $11, but I have enough for at least 2-3 years!

Use 1 Tablespoon at a time!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Daughter Graduates from College in 3 years...
so proud of her, then she lands her dream job...
she is now always working, and loves it!

Son and husband... always fishing!

I started to redecorate my daughter's room...
more furniture to paint!

Lost my dear sister-in-law at age 46 to cancer. 
 She is missed dearly,
but I'm grateful she isn't suffering anymore

Ideas and projects in my head...constantly!

Then there is this little booger!
I don't blog anymore... maybe that is a good thing!
So enjoying, easy, inspiring

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Farm Chicks Show '11

Well, I can check off "The Farm Chicks Show"
off my bucket list!  

Daughter & I traveled three hours by plane to get there, and then enjoyed almost a week in Washington/Idaho.   It was fun, I just wish we could have bought some BIG stuff.  I've decided this a great way to attend a show and not spend too much money

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Getting My Life Back.


Time to get my life back!

However, I haven't missed blogging.
Does anyone read my blog??? (thanks to the two that do)

Weddings, Parties, Graduation...over

Looking forward to some fun this summer.

I think my garden felt sorry for me...

It grew some lettuce by itself...artichokes too.
It misses me, wants me to plant stuff in its soil!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Why I don't BLOG lately

I've been busy the last month, and realized the next will even be crazier. The last few weeks...

  • I hosted a pom-pom making party (decorations for a friends wedding)

  • Take daughter for a photo shoot, get announcements made for graduation

  • Lead a Bible study weekly for ladies

  • Shopping for all wedding stuff

  • Teen boys over for an all-nighter dinner, video games, etc.

The next few weeks...

  • Make costumes for Easter play at the church

  • A few trips down to the flower mart... (long drive)

  • Make floral centerpiece arrangements for a spring event at The Ronald Regan Library

  • Go to rehearsals and be in Easter play

  • doctors appointment

  • Son's birthday

  • Easter (I want to decorate)

  • refinish 2 tables (needed for wedding)

  • Coordinate wedding, reception... make decorations & then decorate

  • Daughter's college graduation

  • Party for daughter

  • Son in marathon (this will be so fun to watch!)


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Last Window IN... yipeee!

Celebrate... The last window in! This was a long project, not only did we replace the windows, we removed the old frames and made new ones. We do feel the house is a little more sturdy.

notice the three beams in the room...
they are holding up the celine while we build a stronger frame.
This project is stressful!

Now we get to frame the windows with wood. One project done, 5000 to go!