Thursday, June 18, 2015

Toilet Bowl Candy and Email Dump

It's Parade of Home time. This year there are a few changes. 

Annika has joined Becca and I on our adventures to admire large, stylish homes. That have more stairs this year than I ever thought possible. 

We split up the map of homes into two days. Instead trying to see them all in one day. 

This year we put an ice-chest in the car full of water, snacks and other goodies. 

We look like paparazzi, as we walk around with cameras in hand. 

Here is a sneak peek of some of the fun we are having. 

There was this toilet sitting in a million dollar home's garage. This nice lady ask my girls if they would like a piece of candy. Then she lifted up the toilet seat lid. My girls were laughing and having so much fun with it.   A toilet with candy! Hmmm, tasty. 

Email Dump!

So, I have 3 e-mail accounts.

A family one. For all those school things, coaches e-mails, kids can give it out and I can be noisy, I mean monitor for those crazy people. This is the account I use the most. I check it everyday.

Then there is the email account for all those web sites that won't let you in unless you subscribe. Need I say more. There is 700 e-mails in that one.

Then there is my gmail, Too busy to empty or read any of the 400 e-mails that are there.

So, I am dumping all of them.

Only ones I am reading from my gmail are from my favorite designers, bloggers,  and design companies.

Does this happen to you? Full email boxes and no time to read it all. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A Letter To Me,

Dear Jenny,

No Worries! You aren't behind. Just start where you are at.

No one is going to know that you had a touch of the end of the school year blues. That just happened to last into the first two weeks of summer.

Or that work had you stressed to the max.

Now shake it off.

Smile more.

Laugh lots.

Hang with family.

Eat good food.

When all else fails, play minecraft with the kids. While wearing pj's for the whole day.

Life is to short to fret, worry or wonder if you are doing all the right things.

You are!

Love Me.....

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


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!  
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