Monday, December 15, 2014

Mall Shopping

Recently I spent a lovely evening with the family at the Provo Towne Center Mall. Where my favorite moments included Brad drooling over snow blowers, along with snow shovels at Sears and when walking on the upstairs level, he was hugging the wall. As the girls and I leaned over the balcony to check out Santa Claus. A short time later he asked " how many more girlie stores do we need to go into?"  Clearly he had seen enough. Crazy as it may seem The Mall reminded of my great love of Christmas, the holiday music, time spent with family, shopping for those I love, wrapping gifts, and the lights. Awe, the lights simply make my heart sing with delight. We even sat for a sm. break to enjoy the large tree in the center of the mall. It is beautiful. 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Our Home Binder

Years ago I use to keep a Home Management note book. It had meal plans, housekeeping tips, schedules and a laundry routine that I followed. Along with Birthdays, addresses of family and much more. Somewhere along the road of life, I stopped using it and it got lost. Recently, I have been wanting to put one together again. Then this morning after personal prayer, I was scrolling through some emails and found this great link to free printables, almost just like what I use to use years ago. Since, I already had a notebook with dividers I took sometime today to print the sheets and put it together. I love it. Now I hope this helps me stay a bit more on top of housework, laundry and other things. It's all scheduled. All I got to do is follow it. I found the printables here

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Old Clothing Be Gone Already,

 When you find out that your diet will be changed for life,  due to food allergies. Something amazing to most people, happens. Weight Loss. Yep, I am dropping like crazy. Well, actually it's sort of slowing down now. You can read more about my weight loss here( I really  need to post better befores and afters)

Anyways. I have been been a tad lazy or procrastinating about getting rid of old clothing. But, I have no choice but to do it. As nothing fits my slimming body. I have now bought all new underwear, bras  along with jeans, and shirts. I still need to purchase a new jacket, thinking leather. Boots. Then new scrubs. My scrub pants are always falling down. I am starting to worry that one day I will be running to an alarm and my pants will fall off.  Anyways, I have a large bag of stuff ready to give away. Which is refreshing, and oddly freeing. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014


When you are the youngest of 5, you do some interesting things. Brad hides goodies. He knows that soda is a hot item and will disappear quickly at our house. Especially when everyone is here. So, he started years ago, hiding things in my kitchen cupboards. I actually find it funny, since there are only 2 sisters he has to share goodies with now. And they don't always drink soda anymore. But, I guess it's a habit. Because, I opened the cupboard to get the bowl out for baking the other day and found these. 

Proof of life at my house. Glad I am raising children, not a house. I think I will miss finding goodies randomly scattered in my cupboards when this kiddo leaves home. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

It has been an amazing Halloween. Last night. I spent the evening creating a whole new costume for Becca. Who, at the last min needed a PRETTY costume. Instead of the Elf one I bought on line a month ago. I wired together silk flowers and leaves, Shopped for a new dress, that had to be white. So, she could be mother nature. Then we ended up not even getting a good photo of her in the costume. After all that hard work.  Why would I create a whole new PRETTY costume at the last min? Well, a boy! Whoever he is, it's his fault. Love. I love my girlie. 

Happy Haunting! 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Spider Webs

When the room mother for Brads class texted, asking for help with the class Halloween party. I quickly responded with the offer to bring treats, supplies needed for activities or paying for whatever they needed. She asked me to come up with an activity for one of the 4 rotations she wanted to do. So, I of course got onto Pinterest. I came upon this. Which inspired me to create kits to make these spider webs, with glow in the dark spiders. Brad loved the idea. That is all that mattered to me. 

Supplies needed: 

Cheap Paper Plates
Black or Orange Yarn
Spiders ( I got mine at the dollar store) 
A hole punch 
gallon baggies

1. I cut out the center of the paper plates (34 of them) 
2. I hole punch 10 holes....could do less. Brad said the yarn ended up being to short to cross all 10 holes. 
3. Cut yarn I did a yard, but should have done a longer piece. (don't make my mistake) 
4. Put everything into a gallon baggie. 
5. Made a sample to send. 

I could not be at the actual party. Another mother did the activity with the class. Brad let me know that everyone loved it. That is saying something. Since he is a 12 year old boy, who really doesn't like crafty, artsy activities things. 
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