Sunday, September 14, 2014

It's a Fall list

In the blog world, the posts are all about lists lately.

So, I decided to jump on the bandwagon. 

You all know I love lists anyway, so it's perfect.

Here are some things I've pinned from Pinterest lately, that I thought I would share with you.  Maybe one or two or more of them will inspire you too.

1.  Cinnamon Pumpkin Muffins.
 I'm completely in the mood for fall baking now that the weather is cooperating.  These look DELICIOUS, and I plan on trying them.

Along the same lines, this recipe looks delish too.

2.  Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder.

Yum.  Cozy, warm, curl up in a corner, movie watchin' kind of meal.

I'm currently working on a project that involves something like this...(but my own version)

3.  Distressed Coffee Sign.
AND something like this...

4.  Coffee bar on my counter.
I'm gonna leave you hanging there, and post details and pictures when I'm finished.

This week I'm going to have to start doing this...

5.  Canning Grape Juice.
My grapes (concord) are ready, and this is pretty much the same recipe I use. Easy peasy.

And since the weather IS cooperating like I said, these two things would go very nicely in my wardrobe.

6.  Grey flats.   (strolling along flats to be exact)


7A puffy vest.  Any color, although I do like mustard yellow.

This is what I've got on my mind lately, these 7 little things. 

What would be in your list?

Sunday, September 7, 2014

What has consumed us

Since the HORRIBLE cold/flu that Brent brought home, and simultaneously ran it's course through all of us has departed, I feel a million times better.

That's whats been holding up blogging for awhile, well, plus some other things...

Like, I started a new job on Sept. 3.  I'm the receptionist for Grace and Evan's orthodontist.

So far I like it alot.  I get to see people I know everyday because so many of the kids friends/school mates go to this orthodontist.  But the two weeks prior to that, I was training the new lady who took over my job.  It was bittersweet.  I didn't want to leave, I loved my job and the ladies I worked with, but the pay was killing us, and it was time to make a change. 

Funny how the educating of our CHILDREN, and all the jobs that go into it are the lowest paying around!  Doesn't quite make sense.

So, anyway, it's been a roller coaster of change all around.

Plus, we've been spending our "extra" time, when not driving kids back and forth to practice, at their games.

Evan is a linebacker again this year, on the 8th grade team.  He's #2.

He's seeing quite a lot of playing time because he's physically bigger than last year, and stronger too.

He's loving it, and it's fun to watch him play.

Grace is a freshman on the Varsity Cheerleading Squad.
She's pretty proud of that, and we're pretty proud of her!

She's loving her new coaches, and doing her best at every game.

So far, it's been a fun start to the school year.

And FINALLY the weather has decided to cooperate.  We've been seeing high 80's, and 90's for the last couple of weeks.  Makes for watching and playing games, not very fun. 

I'm ready for fall...crisp weather, long sleeves, football games. 

Bring it on!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

My absolute go-to girls...

These days, I'm feeling VERY exhausted.

It has a lot to do with these yahoos!

It's like 40 is just whipping my butt, and I can't recover every night.

There isn't a day in the week that I'm home more than 20 minutes before 6:20 pm.

I'm back to work, but I have a week left at my job before I start a new one, so these last few weeks have been about training my replacement, stressing about teaching her everything, and worrying about everything I'll have to learn new at my next job.

Each day, I leave work, run errands till practices are over, or go home and start part of supper, then head to the school.  Evan is done with football at 5:30, and then we wait in the van for Grace who is done with cheer at 6:00. 

We rush home to have mom make supper (wish I had a FAIRY to do this for me...or a husband who might????), and then clean up. 

Throw some laundry in the mix, some reminding about homework, making lunches, etc. and it's already 8:30 or 9:00! 

To wind down, if I have the time and haven't already fallen asleep on the couch,  I check up with these ladies...

 I've met her in person several times.  I'm still blown away by her, and feel like I'm meeting a famous movie star everytime I encounter her.  My not shy self, becomes the biggest introvert alive.  I am embarrassed by this. 
She is Shannan.  She is Flower Patch Farm Girl, living in the city. 
I read her everyday.  She brightens up my life.  She is quirky, has a GREAT sense of fashion, and I want to go flea market shopping with her cause her house is gorgeous.  She's even been in a magazine.  She IS famous.

This Kansas born mother of 5 amazes me.  I want her energy.  I want her job of hosting craft weekends in her second home.  I want her budget to go spruce up my own house.  I read her blog everyday as well.  She is my go-to gal if I need something to inspire my creativity.  She is Whatever.  She loves rainbows and COLOR.  She is my inspiration.

This wonderful East Coast lady came into my life a couple years ago with some very nice comments on some of my posts.  We've since corresponded through email, and even sent each other goodies in the mail.  She's got two adorable children, is living in a farmhouse with gorgeous interior brick walls, and spends her everyday with her farm animals and horses.  I love to read about her adventures and travels.  She is Farm Fresh Fun.

If you haven't checked out these ladies on my sidebar, then do it.  They will brighten up your day!