Monday, March 28, 2011

Photo Coasters

I tell you, the warmer weather makes me feel good, which in return makes me feel like being CREATIVE. If you can't already tell that from several of my last posts. Anyway......Are you sick and tired of your ordinary coasters, well take a look at what I am making. I had been wanting to make these for about a year and finally, a couple of weeks ago I did it. I even went back and made a coaster with each of the kids baby picture on them. I've replaced the coasters on our nightstands, in our living room and in our bonus room. What's so neat about these coasters are that they make wonderful gifts for anyone, male or female. Look how cute they are done up with a ribbon. I've been asked to donate a set for a silent auction and several ladies at work has asked me to make sets for them, so I am pretty excited!!
Hope everyone has a wonderful and uplifting week.
Blessings to all~

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Saturday Finds......

There was no sleeping in at my house this morning. Courtney offered to help with childcare at church today which meant she had to be there at 9, so that meant I had to be up and ready to take her. Which I can't complain, since my body alarm doesn't let me sleep past 6 unless for catnaps. Anyway I dropped Courtney off and took advantage of being in town, I had a few things to return and then I hit some of my favorite second hand stores. I am looking for an old oval portrait frame about an 11x4 or and 8 x10. I didn't find one but I did find these....

From the moment that I saw them, they caught my eye, I immediately picked them up walked around the table put them down, then picked them up again and of course I put them back down until I finally knew that if I did not purchased them I would regret it since I feel in love with them from the first time I saw them and for $1.50.......what was I thinking????

I knew before I even bought them exactly what I was going to do with them. I think they turned out pretty cute. They are ceramic so if I ever want to write a name on them with a marker and use them as a place tag I could also.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Saturday. Jonah was suppose to go flying this afternoon but it ended up raining so he is heading out tomorrow afternoon with a friend of his who is learning to fly. Jonah wants to start soon, this makes me nervous!

Blessing to all~

Friday, March 25, 2011

Runners Hives???

Runners Hives.....I had never heard of such until last night. Jonah had been at track practice at the park in cold and I mean it was cold, I think that old man winter had decided to pay us a visit again!!!!! Anyway, when I picked him up, he got in the van and within seconds he started complaining about his face burning. My first thought was the change in temperature, going from the cold outside to the toasty warm van, so I turned down the heat and we cracked the window a little. Well, by the time that we arrived home his head and neck was itching. By this time I thought that maybe he had ran through some chemicals while running on the grass out by the fields that line the edge of the park. I gave him some benadryl and he took a hot shower, again thinking that if there is something on his skin, a shower will help.

Well, the shower did not help, in fact the itching had now spread, his head was hurting and his breathing was labored. To shorten the story we later found out from a doctor that Jonah had Runners Hives, which can be common and you can get it for no reason at all and it usually occurs when a runner runs in colder temperatures, oddly enough this is the first time that it has happen to Jonah and he has ran in much colder weather, even ran in the snow, go figure.

Well, within several hours and two benadryl he was much better. I think he ate supper with his eyes closed and slept in the recliner with Rascal until I told him to go on to bed. He is doing much better this morning his head still hurts but the hives are gone :)

We love our Rascal and he loves us!!! Whenever someone is not feeling well, he knows and he wants to be right by their side. So last night he was cuddled in the recliner with Jonah, because he knows and he loves us!!!!

Blessings to all ~

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Well, St. Patrick's Day has come and gone and maybe you found your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, if that is what you were looking for. (he! he!) As for our house, I fixed green waffles for all my little Leprechauns, I even severed green waffles to the big Leprechaun in bed (he had the day off). Sorry there's no pictures, I did good to get my waffles made before heading off to school at 7 a.m.

My sweet little lady wore lots of green as you can see to school, minus the hat of course, she even ran in these crazy knee socks at track practice after school. Sure wish I would have taken a picture of that.

Blessings to all~

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mother Teresa's Prayer

I came across this prayer the other day and it truly is what I need to hear daily during these trying times right now. Mother Teresa was one of the most self-less people ever. I love this prayer!

Deliver me Jesus from the desire of being loved and accepted
Deliver me Jesus from the desire of being extolled
Deliver me Jesus from the desire of being honored, praises and preferred
Deliver me Jesus from the desire of being consulted
Deliver me Jesus from the desire of being approved and popular
Deliver me Jesus from the fear of being humiliated
Deliver me Jesus from the fear of being despised and forgotten
Deliver me Jesus from the fear of suffering rebukes
Deliver me Jesus from the fear of being ridiculed and stereotyped

Blessings to all~

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Ready for Spring

Yes, I am ready for SPRING! Next Sunday will be the first day of Spring and I can't wait, even though it never fails that we still have several days of cold weather to follow, especially around Easter. I am soooo ready for warmer weather and with warmer weather I always get a wild hair to redecorate. Of course, when I say redecorate I really mean rearrange or bargain shop for new accessories.

A couple of weeks ago I showed you a picture of two trays that I picked up at a local second hand store. Well I thought that I would share with you what I've done with them...... This tray sits on our dining room table with Easter grass and yes, that is ribbon in the apothecary jar and a bunny plate that I have had for years.

The second tray sits on our kitchen table with just a few "fake" chocolate Easter bunnies and the plant Phillip got me.
Blessing to all~

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ten Things on the 10th

  1. I have taken on the position of treasurer of the SWHS Track and Field. Can you say SUCKER???? Well truly I volunteered but that was only because no one was speaking up for any of the positions and the only position that I felt I could do comfortably and with little time was treasurer. What was I thinking!!!!
  2. I am thinking about taking my blog private.....should I????
  3. I am little frustrated with myself right now. About 6 weeks ago I started the couch to 5K, I took off with a bang but now I have lost interest and I struggle to get on that tread mile. My friend who is doing the program with me is experiencing the same, so maybe its not me but it doesn't make it easy :(
  4. Track season is now in full swing....practice everyday and next week the kids are back running across town at Keriakes from 4:30 to 6 which is going to make for a long day and really makes it hard for me to cook a good dinner.
  5. Just ordered Courtney new spikes (running shoes) for track, I can't believe that I ordered a size 8.5.......what happened to my little girl
  6. Time changes this weekend....we SPRING we loose an hour of sleep, but I am so ready for the extra daylight and the warmer weather to follow.
  7. Sometimes I wonder if the things that we loose sleep over is really worth loosing sleep over. Being an adult is so hard.
  8. We have had soooo much rain in the past week and again it is raining today. I'm starting to wonder if this is how people in Seattle, WA Feel?
  9. First sign of SPRING.... all the daffodils. We have them planted all over our yard, in the front and back. I love them!!!
  10. Spring puts me in the mood to reorganize and redecorate. Our closet is getting a make over soon......I can't wait, maybe it will finally put me in the mood to get rid of somethings.
Blessing to all~

Sunday, March 6, 2011

She's Growing Up

Back a few weeks ago, Courtney attended a "Sweet Sixteen" Birthday party for one of her dear friends. It was not until she was all dressed up that I realized how fast she was growing up. She was certainly "dolled" up that night, with a little bit of mascara, blush and lip gloss......Boy, where does the time go!

Her pouty face.....really she was tired of me snapping pictures of her, but I couldn't help it!!

Blessings to all~

Friday, March 4, 2011

Flashback Friday

I love this picture of my mom, dad and I taken in 1975. As many of you know my mother passed away several years ago, oh how I miss her :( Which is one reason why this picture is so special to me but I grew up in this house and my father still lives there. Of course the kitchen looks nothing like this but the layout is the same and of course the memories I hope will never fade. This corner of the kitchen is where I had the habit of hopping up on the counter and sitting (when there was room) and engaging in conversation with mom or dad.

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Blessings to all~

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Bargain Finds

Let me just start out by sharing my African Violet that Phillip brought home a couple of weeks ago. They were throwing it away at the store because basically it was dead, completely wilted, looked horrible and now look at it...isn't it amazing what a little water and love will do :) I am working on a project so last Saturday I went out to the local thrift stores looking for white plates, I need about 7. I really thought it would be an easy find but I only found these four. Two of which I only paid 50 cents for (YIPEE!!) and the other two which I do have to say are antique milkglass I found for $3. Once I find enough plates and finish my project, I promise to share the result.
Also on Saturday, I ran across these two awesome trays and fell in love with them so much that the one with the wood bottom I carried around in the store and then decided not to purchase either one. Don't ask me why, because they were good deals. Well every since Saturday all I have thought about were these trays, so this afternoon while the kids were at track practice I had a few minutes to kill and went back after the trays. Let me just say that my waiting paid off! It saved me 20%, YES, between Saturday and today, both trays were marked down. Needless to say I quickly picked them up and now they have a new home.

I already have plans for both trays, maybe I'll even remember to post a picture or two. Hope everyone has a great evening. I have two loaves of Amish Friendship Bread in the oven that has the house smelling
soooo good! I just may have to have a piece before I head to bed.
Blessings to all~