Monday, January 30, 2012


My day started with I need to get the Christmas decorations in the atic ( the atic opening is in my computer/craft room). It never happened tho. So I got out some of the craft goodies I needed to make a heart wreath.

  • double sided scrapbook paper (couldn't find) so I settled with onesided
  • stapler
  • elmers glue 
  • paper cutter
Sounds easy right.
I cut 8 1 inch strips (length 12 inches), folded them in haft, then put the open ends together to form a heart and stapled them (stapler broke). They are so cute (got stapler working so so, but working). I started glueing them together, got them all done and I look at it and thought what is going on. The glue made the paper wet and made it fold were the glue was. I just looked at it like oh my.
  • adhesive tabs
So NOW I have to start over with a broken stapler. I cut all the strips, got the stapler to work and thought ok now get the adhesive. Wrong again the adhisive wasn't strong enough to with stand being held up 5 secs.
  • raffia
  • hole puncher
So I punched holes and tied them together.

for something I thought would be a fast project ened up taking a little longer. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Well I'm hook on Pinterest thanks to Shawna at What I Do When I Play. She gets me in so much trouble. How you ask... she is always showing me new things to do on the computer. 

My boards are starting to fill up on Pinterest and I'm finding lots of neat things to do on there. So I picked my first project and that was hearts.

I wanted to make the kids something little for Valentines Day.

 These hearts are for the kids still living at home. I figured the girls can wrap them around a hair clip and shema can use his as a book marker. I'm going to give them to them in the morning before school.

Now the older kids I'm going to make them a Valentines card and one crochet heart. Then I will mail it to them. I don't no what the boys will think about them, but I know I'm sending with love.

Pattern for these hearts came from Planet M Files

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Money Saving Mom’s Budget ~ 5 Book Giveaway

I don't know if you are having a money crunch time in your house but I know we are here. This book has found me at the right time and maybe I can win it (fingers crossed).

I found out about this book from a (game) friend on facebook. She posted it just like I did to get a chance to recieve a book.

So go check it out and see what you think. Women Living Well Ministries

If you would happen to be one of the people that win the book or even if I do please let me know and share, share , share please. LOL

Monday, January 2, 2012


I never write a early letter but there is somethings that I just need to say about 2011.

I was laid off in 2011 and the reason is not known why for sure. I wrote a note to another full time employ and work got upset with it. I do not like jobs thru the temp serves if this is the way they treat there emploies. How can people work on job skills, how can you learn new jobs and push people away. I will never understand. So after 2 years of work all I can say is it was nice meeting and learning how to do lots of different jobs.
 A plus side to not working second shift I get to see my kids. Oh my I had my work cut out for me. Alan is not the father that knows how to deal with all the running of the house and kids. I have to laugh because he acted like it was no big deal until he had to do it.
We have been having some issues with Tayinna, I'm hoping with extra help this will work out. It is so sad to have a child that u just can't understand, relate with, and your feelings are in a ball. There is so  much that we can do if she would just let us help her and help herself. With Tayinna not understanding it has made things hard for the other 2 kids to. We are working hard to figure this all out together as a family.
Life has its up and downs and right now we are on the down side, but I know things will get better. I know there will be a smile on my families faces today and I know we love each other.
I know today is Jan. 2 2012 and I know I'm a day late, but starting today I'm going to do my best to keep my home a safe and happy one.

Whats is going to happen in my life in 2012

Well I could do the I'm going to lose weight but we all no that will not happen, at least the amount that i would really like to lose.
I could say I'm going to scrapbook 100 pages, lol we all know I don't have the time, patients, or skill to do this.
So here is my list and before I make the list Shawna is on the phone making one to so make sure you check hers out.
  1. I will clean up all the Christmas decorations and will start a gift closet in Jan.
  2. Feb.-make Christmas cards
  3. March make Christmas crafts/gifts
  4. April- buy forever stamps for your Christmas Cards.
  5. May- buy one gift for every child in my house.
  6. June- find crafts (Kids) and recipes for Christmas
  7. Christmas in July we are going to do crafts with the kids make a Santa list,watch a Christmas movie.
  8. August- Stocking Stuffers- school supplies are on sale.
  9. September- Make sure you have supplies for your cookies.
  10. October- Address Christmas Cards, make sure I have enough crafts made for everyone.
  11. November- rearrange furniture and start getting Christmas decorations out.
  12. December- Wrap gifts

  1. Stick to my Christmas plan
  2. I will lose 10 pounds
  3. Me and Shawna is going to have a contest, we both got to add 12 followers. I have 9 followers and 16 members now.
  4. Go camping and have fun with the kids.
  5. Have a Me Day

Well there you go, if anyone wants to share there list link it here.

Love to all