Friday, September 24, 2010

Random Thoughts

I have 2 followers which is awesome!!! I of course would like more one day, just for fun though. I know some people end up making money from blogging and that's cool, that would be a nice perk, but I don't see myself getting to do that. Several reasons are that one I'm not "mainstream", meaning I don't follow trends. Seems a big trend right now is white and muted colors, all accessories being the same color etc. I am just not into it at all! The other thing is the kids rooms having no toys in them. If you are lucky enough to have a play room that is awesome!!! I had one at our NC house. I want my kids to be kids and have fun, so my girls have powerpuff bedding and curtains, and strawberry shortcake bedding, they will not be little like this for long and I want them to enjoy their rooms. When they are older then we can do pretty bedding and matching accessories, until then bring on the strawberry shortcake, tinkerbell, Disney princess, powerpuff girl room!!

Disclaimer: if you like the white trend or the accessories all being one color, or you cringe at the idea of powerpuff girl curtains, it's ok, we can still be friends! Seriously though, these are my opinions only and not an attack on the newest blog trends, just my .02 worth!!!
Happy Weekend!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Dollar Store Bandwagon

Well I am jumping on, or rather stating that I am on...I have always shopped at the dollar store, in fact most of my Christmas stocking stuff comes from there! So here is my dollar store fall wreath!

The American flag hangs behind the glass on the door.

Total cost: $7
Wreath, 3 leaf garlands, ribbon, 2 leaf picks

Here is my first attempt at a pumpkin floral thingy

Total cost: $10 

Pumpkin and container from Walmart $8
Leaf picks, gold ball thingys from dollar store
To make it stand up I put a box inside the container and stuffed plastic bags around it till it was firm, then cut a circle of cardboard and hot glued it to the top of the box that was inside the container. That way if I want to make a Christmas container thingy I can just take out the pumpkin one and pop in a Christmas thing!

Here is something I am working on, I got it for FREE!!! 
LOVE Craigslist!

also stay tuned to what I make this into

And lastly, my middle child was playing with one of those battery operated tea lights and I got this picture, I took it with my iPhone!!! =)

Happy Fall Y'all!!!

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Monday, September 20, 2010


I just got all teary eyed looking at someone else's Disney pictures so I thought I would post some here. It is my hope and prayer that we get to take our 3 girls back to Disney World before my oldest is 6. That gives us about a year or so. I would love for them to all see the princesses and the fairies. Plus I love Disney!! Here are a few pics of when we went to WDW in 2006. M1 was only about 9 months at the time!

My favorite picture from the whole trip:

I was looking over the pics that I had taken so far that day and I was getting mad because in every single picture J would not smile. I don't mean just not smile he would put a frown on his face for every picture. Well, the cast member in the picture above heard me telling J that he needs to smile more and as I clicked this picture he put his fingers up behind his head! It was awesome and really made all of us laugh!!

I love Disney!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Front porch

I have a huge front porch. I really want to do something cool for Fall.
Here are a few ideas that I LOVE!

I'm really not into the whole monotone thing that is so popular among the blogs right now. I love color!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Maryann and Chelsea's Birthday

Maryann turned 1 and Chelsea turned 15 and here is what I did for NO money. Everything that is used I already had in the house, and mind you I don't have my craft stuff here, its still in storage!

And this is what happens when all the adults are talking and not watching the table of food! =)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My First Cricut Creation

Our doorbell is broken, so I made a sign

Its a little crooked but this is the first one I have made. I used the Gypsy and the the Schoolbook cartridge. Easy Peazey Lemon Squeezey