Friday, May 15, 2015

Friday Fav's

It's Friday.

It has been a loooong week.

Look who is ready for summer vacation.

Yep, they are looking forward to having kiddo's at home to hang with.

They are counting down the days until school gets out.

I think they see themselves enjoying day time walks, snuggles and lots of petting.

Maybe even a few extra treats.


Going to admit that I don't watch the news. It's to negative for this sensitive gal.

So, I am always looking for uplifting. Found it here. Was really touched by how sweet these guys are. They have spent the last 7 years helping a lady in their neighborhood with MS, get into bed every night. Sweet!

Our eating habits right now are one HOT MESS!  Crazy food allergies keep me from eating out anymore. One kiddo is now Vegan. Another is plain picky. Well, that leaves one who just wants to eat. I found this neat cookbook. I still can't eat all the recipes. But, simple adjustments would help. I am thinking, if the meat is on the side. Vagan child can eat as well. Then we aren't trying to fix 5 different meals each night. Told you, HOT MESS!

Everyone has their blogging story. I have taken a real interest in reading some in my spare time, as little as it is. Rhoda of Southern Hospitality "s blogging story is very uplifting.  I have enjoyed reading it a little at a time. I am feeling inspired to share my own blogging story.


I got the sweetest card from a dear friend this week. It happened to arrive on a day when I needed it most.  This wonderful woman is someone I admired in high school. She is bold, classic and true to herself. When you meet her, she is very authentic. I still admire that about her today. We became friends on Facebook a few years ago. It has been fun to be in touch with her again. I appreciate her sweetness in sending me a card wishing me Happy Mothers Day!




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Fabric Covered Bulletin Boards

Emily is moving out! 

Yep, she is planning her escape from our asylum. 

In an effort to have some sort of decor' for the new asylum. 

We did a little crafting today. 



 Okay, let me first say that if I had known that stapling her finger the night before at work should have been a warning NOT to let her use a stable gun.

I won't have let her touch it.

Couldn't get a good picture.

But, let's just say there was a staple in my dinning table for a few hours this afternoon.


I love the colors she picked. 

We used 14 inches of fabric. 

And still had some left over. 

Emily did the cutting making sure there was a generous amount to work with when stretching and stabling it. 





This project didn't take very long at all. 

She practiced laying it out. 

To get an idea of how it will be hung up on the wall. 


Below is how she thinks it will look best.

With a wood "E" in the middle.




Can't speak for Emily. 

But, I can say that I had a delightful day shopping for this project with her and making it. 

Gave us to chance to talk and catch up on things. 

She may live here. But, is rarely around when I am. 

It was nice to finally spend sometime with her. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Is It Really Mothers Day?

Sweet Goodness, It's Mothers Day! 



It has been a pleasant day.

Came home from church to a clean house.

Annika wanted to do something nice for me. She thought I would enjoy a clean house.

Sweetness!!!  She nailed it. Perfect gift. I love having a clean house.



Then I spent sometime making a lemon cake.

It's a recipe I have come up with. Still needs a little tweaking.

It was a titch too sweet.

It didn't look very pretty either.





This Betsey Johnson's journal is my gift to mom.

This journal is different from others, in that I wrote to my mom.

She fell. Broke her shoulder and hip.It's taken months for her to start healing.

Finally, she is home doing well.  But, the journal was my way of talking to her often. Now, she will get to read it and enjoy it.

It was a delightful day.

Happy Mothers Day Friends!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Tulip Festival 2015 part 1

Take,

One mom, Two girls, and Three cameras.



Add, a trolley ride. 

Lot's of winding paths into amazing gardens. 






With a dash of goofiness! 








You are left with one fabulous Tulip Festival. 

Which is taking place at the amazing Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah

We went last weekend. We want to go again this weekend. Because, we didn't realize how big this festival, and the gardens were. So, we  only got to see about half of it before needing to get home and ready for a wedding. The girls and I had the best time. I learned how to use my amazing new camera. I had the hardest time picking pictures to share on the blog. The rest will posted on Facebook later. There are thousands of great gardening ideas happening in my head thanks the beauty of the gardens.  You should go! You would love it!  

Monday, May 4, 2015

Forty Four




Yikes! I can't believe I  turned 44 years old last week.

It was a great day. I was off from work. Didn't ask for it off. Just happened. Best way to be off.

Also, I let Brad miss school. We went down to The Payson Temple open house.

Beautiful!  Very Beautiful Temple.

THEN

Hubby and I went shopping for my big gift. I saved up! And Got...

A Camera! The  Nikon Cool pix L840 . It's fabulous.

We had sliders for dinner. Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies for dessert.

I also got tons Happy Birthday wishes. Which warmed my heart.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Inspired House Keeping


Sometimes, I simply lose my mojo to clean house and finish projects.
Right now I need a infusion of mojo, desire and energy. I know exactly when I lost my mojo. Before I lost it.  I was rocking it and had started  my spring dump early. I was going through piles of crap, giving it away. My room was getting re-done and looking great. Then one day we got this nice Ikea futon. I started making plans for one more project, big one.

 Boom!

That was it!

Smack down!

Woke up one day feeling out of my mojo.

 So, of course I started looking for some inspiration. I found that I had the inspiration right in front of me all along, just didn't know how to tap into it, until I read Melissa (The Inspired Room) 's book  Love the Home you Have. It's  one amazing book! I took sometime to explore her web site.

Something amazing happened....

I Welcome back my mojo.

Since it took most of the month of April to let projects pile up, bills, cleaning ignored and I am super busy with a long list of must. I am starting back small and simple each day. A little here. A little there. Tomorrow, I will pick one project to complete by this weekend.

I have always deeply believed that these scriptures were right about small and simple things....

Alma 37: 6

Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.
Thats why I was kind to myself today and started out with a few small and simple task. Which will make my morning go easier.  
Spent 15-20 min cleaning  the living room. It's the first room you see when you walk in our house.
Did dishes before going to bed. Which will help with everyone getting breakfast in the morning.
3 loads of much needed laundry....Washed, Folded and put away.

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