Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tea Party for Two

Have any of you noticed that I have been really quiet lately?
Well, I have been trying to refocus, catch-up, and prioritize.
I must admit that this crazy blog was taking a lot of my time and attention.
Time and attention that I want directly focused on my precious, sweet children.
With that said...I plan to keep crafting, thrifting, and writing. However, it will probably be less often.
This morning I woke up and decided that the H gals needed to have a fancy tea party.
And...a fancy tea party we had....I really enjoyed watching her try to figure out how to use this contraption.

Yep...this is how I want to spend the majority of my time!
Now, we just need more fancy tea cups!
We will be having a lot of tea parties in the near future.
Would you like to come to a tea party hosted by the sweetheart O?
What memory did you create today!

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Valentine Surprise

I am quite the sentimental gal...surprising?
I have not been able to part with the baby bed that held my sweeties every night for each of their first few years.

I had no idea what we were going to do with it until I stumbled across My Repurposed Life and this baby bed turned bench tutorial.

Several months ago, I mentioned this idea to my sweet Scotty.

This was waiting for me when I returned from my girl's night out Saturday night!Now, I just need to decide what color to paint it, and the perfect place for it in our home.

Here are my sweeties all growing up!
Of course, a seven month old puppy couldn't resist an opportunity to smooch his favorite 2 humans!

What a perfect Valentine's Day surprise!
I am so blessed!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Homemade Valentines ...Take 2

Guess who spent over an hour making Valentines today?
You guessed creative darlings!
She couldn't possibly be more proud.

Heart-felt and absolutely, perfectly adorable!
Lesson learned...don't take the creativity out of the kiddo.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Where is the Money?

Do you ever ask yourself, "Where does all of my money go?"

I had an eye opening experience this week when A decided to take 100 Hot Wheels to school to celebrate 100th day.

Yep....he has over 100 Hot Wheels, and he never even plays with them.

Those dollars really add up!

How are you spending your one dollar bills?

By the way, I am going to blame the grandparents for this extravagant amount of Hot Wheels!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My Newest Dancing Partner

So by now most of you know that I have spent most of my life as a dog dis-liker.
However, this sweetie has truly stolen my heart.
Who can resist a dancing puppy at the end of a long day?
Dancing with me is one of his favorite things.
Don't tell anyone, but it is one of my favorite things too!
Yep...he only likes to dance with me!
And, boy do we boogie!
The counters are a mess...there are dishes to put away...but who could resist a face like that!
What makes you smile at the end of a long day?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I apologize to all of you who visit to see a thrifty find or craft project. I have been heart-broken and sick for the past week, and my craft closet has remained untouched. Hopefully, I will have a fun "crafty" post on Friday. I have something up my sleeve. However, I also have a MESSY house, floors that are covered in dog hair, kiddos who need books read, and a hubby who needs a well deserved break!
I have always valued the importance of transparency, but the tragedy that occurred within the family of my dear friends has given me the desire to become even more transparent.
Our pastor (aka PS) has been sharing a series called, "REFRESH!"
I have spent the past few days in bed reflecting on the desperate need for a refreshing in my life and relationships.
TRANSPARENT: Our marriage needs a refreshing!
Maintaining a healthy marriage is such a hard task with the demands of jobs, parenting, finances, and sometimes even church responsibilities. PS said something to the effect...the marriage of your dreams takes commitment, hard work, and sacrifices. (Yuck!)
I have vowed to stop focusing on my sweet Scotty's short-comings (I is difficult for some of you to believe that he has any!) and REMEMBER the countless reasons why I love him.
Scott's plate has been overflowing the past week. To top everything off, I have been sick. He has sacrificed so much of himself without complaining to pick up my slack.
This afternoon, O entered my classroom proudly displaying the note that she found in her lunch box. She said, "Fanks for the note momma!"
I just smiled because that special note was written by her dad!
What a guy!
This note was found in A's lunch box!
Isn't he a cutie!
I hope that my transparency encourages you to find "FRESH" love and appreciation for the ones that you treasure!