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

Summer

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 Pinterest...fast, 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.

WHEW...

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!)

REALLY, WHO HAS TIME TO BLOG???

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!