Monday, September 24, 2012

God Never Blinks

I was a little ashamed to admit that over the Summer, I read 50 Shades of Grey. Simply, because when everybody's doing "it", I prefer not to.  

I think I was expecting some new version of a Harlequin Romance novel.  It peaked my interest one day at lunch, enough that I picked it up again and again.  My description would be chic lit with sex, but very Hollywood.  *Spoiler Alert*: Rich handsome guy meets small town girl, they have lots of sex.  The end.  

The one good thing that came of it, it got me reading again.  I'm already done with this book, and I'm 1/2 way through another.  And while I do enjoy reading, the Hubbs not so much.  

He had a rough Fall/Winter/Spring with his store closing.  But he is in a better place because of it.  He bought this book one night recently, and he's been reading one lesson each morning during his "alone" time and by the time I'm awake, he is all a chatter about it.  

I just want to suggest it if you're not a heavy reader but like a little light inspirational reading to start (or finish) the day.  I'm already thinking about it gifting it to few friends. 

Thanks for dropping in.

P.S. It was forty-eight degrees this morning, #whereartthouSummer?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Encouragement for today!

This one reminds me of the longer one by Steve Jobs.  I {heart} an inspiring quote.  

Thanks for dropping in.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wall art DIY, $4 bucks

I read on a blog somewhere long ago to warm up your place, put something on the walls.  I've come to agree. 

Something about wall art, warms the place up, makes it feel lived in, cared about, cozy.  Only thing is, it’s hard to choose and can be pricey. 

So, a few weeks ago, Kya and I made some wall art for her room. 


Here is a pic of the inspiration, right outta Tarjay.

thank you cards

Here’s how we did it..


Acrylic paint, .80 cents

2 Posterboards, .50cents each

2pk sponges from the Dollar Store

I cut the sponges in circle shapes and we went to work.  It was a “can’t really go wrong'” project. 


Kya giving the sponge a good pressing.

After Kya completed the light pink and yellow, I went back with Hot Pink for effect.  I also used the extra posterboard so I could monogram it.  I went with a ‘K’ for Kya and a heart for the other side of the room, where her auntie sleeps.



Here they are in action.   Are they perfect? nope.  Do they make the room look nice, yep!

I like done, better than perfect, it’s my new philosophy, get up on it, it’s a game changer.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of School, woot! woot!


6:30 am – High School Bus, 11th grade


7:10 am – Middle School Bus, 8th grade

(Dad walked the boys to the bus stop, not so cool if your Mom walks you at that age, booo)


8:20 am - Elementary School bus, Kindergarten

I have one at each school in the District for this one year.  Carazaay! 

Hubbs being the Superstar Dad he is (insert sarcasm) wanted to send the kids off with a fresh and healthy start, by the time I came down he’d already drove over to a bakery and got the kids…


DONUTS, don’t get much healthier than that.


They enjoyed them. 

Around 11a, I got this picture message from a neighbor.

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I didn’t take my camera to the bus stop, I didn’t know how it would pan out, I was prepared for Kya to be hesitant, not quite sure about getting on that bus.

But the “waiver” you see is Kya!!! And to your left is her Daddy, ‘trying’ to get a kiss goodye, Kya just sighed, “Daddyyyyyyyy” – she was NOT trying to miss that bus.  And off she went, never looked back. 

It was a full morning, cheers to a new normal.





Sunday, September 2, 2012

Encouragement for today

I invited my mom’s sisters and their families to my house yesterday.  Everyone came!
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All 3 aunts, their children, grandchildren and spouses :)
My house was full of family.  I couldn’t have been more pleased.
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Not one word was mentioned about my stained carpets, incomplete projects or junk.  They were all just so proud.  Proud of me for trying, for being brave with my life.  (None of which I knew was doing).
Don’t worry so much about the little things, the piles of laundry to be done, your so-so cooking skills or that room you’ve been meaning to paint.  Build on your strengths and your love will shine through. 
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(whoever got these guys to hugg? thank u! it does not happen often enough for this momma.)
I implore you to be brave with you life and then share it.