Thursday, September 25, 2014

Life Happens






Morning y'all! How are you today. Well it's been a really really rough week for me and my kid. I would ask that you keep us in your prayers. That being said I am not going to be blogging any more for now. I may come back to it eventually but for now I just need to focus on my kids. I know I was running a giveaway but I'm sorry to all that entered I'm going to have to cancel that for now. I have loved blogging and getting to know my readers and other bloggers. I hope that y'all know what a pleasure it's been to share my life, my crafts, and other fun things with y'all! Have a wonderful day!
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Finish This #38




My relationships thrive because
I work on them. Y'all relationships are hard work. Especially if your married! I'm not joking y'all there are days where I'd like to clobber my hubs but then I have to take a breath and remember how much I love that man and it's work to be married. It's not for the faint of heart that's for sure. I do have to say that I am not always a great friend but I try really hard to keep in touch with my friends that mean the most to me. Those that I've known for years. I try to send a note or text or just something to say hello every once in awhile. I'm usually pretty good about remembering birthdays. 

My favorite piece of advice
Hmm... I think y'all my have stumped me on this one. There is a lot of advice that I have appreciated over the years. Maybe the one that I treasure the most is from my Grandma Annalee. She always use to tell me that nothing is easy and that you should be grateful for even the hard parts of your life. Which is what my parents were always teaching us so it was great advice from them both. 

My worst habit
 Well my worst habit when I was a kid was biting my finger nails. It use to drive my mom nuts and she would threaten to do a lot of things if I didn't knock it off and then one day this really cute boy paid attention to me and I just stopped. Thank you cute boy for helping me stop biting my nails. My worst habit now well I still hum when I'm concentrating and it sounds like I need to hang up the phone. Plus I totally procrastinate the folding of laundry that definitely can't be a good habit. Y'all I probably have a zillion bad habits. 

Have a great day y'all!



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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Washington Through My Lens #8




Morning y'all! It's Tuesday and I'm sharing some more of my beautiful home town with y'all. Today I'm sharing a favorite spot with y'all. My brothers house! Actually his back yard because let's face it there is nothing better then a hot dog roast by the river after a long day. My brother and his family are so lucky to rent a house right now that is right next to the Dungeness River. It's beautiful and we were lucky enough to visit them and have a fun hot dog roast and marshmallows. The river has always brought a sort of calm to my soul. I love to walk down on the rail road bridge or just up the road to take a look at it. I love to listen to the sound of the water as it rushes by and a few times when I was a kid we took our dog down there and I would watch my dad and brother fish.

The kids had a great time down at the River Beach ( that's what my niece calls it) skipping rocks with Papa. 

 Later after dinner Papa and Gbug and I went for a walk to admire the view. 


It was so beautiful!

Uncle W. was teaching Ayden the art of roasting Marshmallows while Aunt C. was getting in some Gbug cuddles. 
We had a great time hanging out at the River Beach with our family. Now if only Gbug had slept good that night. We ended up taking him to the Dr. office to make sure that he didn't have an ear infection the next day. He was just fine but he sure screamed all night long crazy kid!



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Monday, September 22, 2014

Scrappin Monday



Morning y'all! It's hard to believe that September is almost over. I swear this month has flown by. Of course that means my favorite decorations are going up soon. Y'all know you love to see my Halloween mantel! Okay maybe you don't but I sure do love to put it up. I have a slight decorating for Halloween obsession. Just ask the hubs! He probably thinks I'm a little nuts when it comes to Halloween and Christmas decorations. It's probably why my fall and new years never really get decorated. I have to say it's my favorite time of year. Love the fall weather and am hoping that we are going to have some soon here in Texas. I do miss having it be cold on my birthday. September always meant cold weather at home but that's not how things work here in Texas. Although I loved the day or so of cold rainy weather we had a couple weeks ago! Well y'all it's Monday and that means more scrap book pages and what better way to start of this week then starting off with sharing the beginning of 2014 with y'all. That's right it's time to share our 2014 scrap books with y'all! It's hard to believe that I've already shared our 2013 with y'all! Maybe if I'm lucky I might actually get all of 2014 scrapped before we hit 2015. However, that would probably require me to stop taking so many pictures of my kids. I'm sure that when they are teenagers my picture obsession might slow down but we shall see. Have a wonderful day y'all!

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I couldn't find that one perfect kit so these pages were made using several different kits and I love how they all turned out. Can't believe these pictures were taken in January of this year and how much my kids have changed. Love my babies!





Friday, September 19, 2014

Covering Up My Grey Part #2





Morning y'all! I know awhile back I talked with y'all about an awesome online hair color company called esalon. Well it's been over 12 weeks now and I wanted to share my results with y'all. Can I just say that I am totally impressed with this color and how long it lasts. Here have a look at what my hair color looks like right now. 



Doesn't the color still look fabulous. That was about two weeks ago and this is what my color currently looks like. 

Still awesome color and hardly any of my grey is showing through. I do have to say this color seems to be lasting longer then when my stylist does it. I do love having highlights so I would definitely go to my regular salon girl to get highlights in my hair but this color is awesome and I will be coloring my hair using esalon again soon. My grey is starting to show at my roots now with a bit of a vengeance but then again that is where most of my grey hair is. 

 The great part is that if your roots are what's going grey super fast they do have a root touch up that you can use. How awesome is that! I'm totally going to give that a try the next time my roots are going grey. Over all I am super happy with this company and their product and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to someone else. I totally loved the color and am so impressed with how long it's lasted and still looks great. So, if your looking for a cheaper alternative to paying your hairdresser to color your hair I'd say this is a great way to go. Now if I could just figure out how to cut my own hair. :) hahaha yeah not going to happen still going to go see my fabulous hair dresser for that. Have a great day y'all!



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Thursday, September 18, 2014

I'm 33 and I'm Giving Something Away




Morning y'all! Today is the most important day in the world. No just kidding but it is my birthday!


That's right this women right here is 33 years old today. It seems so weird to me to say that. I swear I was just like 25 yesterday and chasing around two kids not four. Time does really fly though y'all and unfortunately or fortunately we do age.  I am one of those weird people who love to celebrate birthdays and if I'm going to celebrate mine then I'm going to do it my way. Which means doing something fun for my readers. After all aren't birthday's all about giving presents and celebrating life. So, in order to do that I am going to make one lucky reader two scrap book pages. After all we know that I have a slight obsession with scrap booking. So, one lucky reader can send me up to six pictures and I will do a two page layout. Which means two pages like these that go together in a book.



These pages are actually meant to lay side by side in a book. So, that's what I would be creating for you. Here are a few more examples oh and don't worry I know I'm the mom of four boys and a lot of my pages are boy related but I do have cute girl stuff too. Like these cute ones that I've made for my niece. 



So, there you have it y'all! Happy Birthday to me or should I say to you guys. Thanks for being amazing readers and followers. I truly appreciate your comments, your traffic and just hanging out with me on a daily basis. Just enter using the rafflecopter form below. This give away will run for a week. I'm off to celebrate 33 years of life and I have to say I'm looking forward to many more fun years with these crazy boys of mine. 


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Finish This #37




I’m the type of person who
Worries about everything. I just can't seem to stop myself. That's party of my health problems lately. Anxiety is the pits. I'm also the type of person who leaves clean laundry in a basket with out folding it for a couple of days. Shhhh don't tell my mother she would be outraged.
  My favorite joke or riddle is
I don't think I have a favorite. I usually just hear ones that my kids have to tell me and let me tell you 10 year old and 8 year old humor so not funny. :) 

All that really matters is
My family and that they are loved and taken care of. 

Sorry for such short answers this week y'all but that's all I got to say on the subject. Have a great day and don't forget to come hook up with this fun old linky party. You'll love meeting new people.  



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