September 29, 2010
September 21, 2010
So my website for work is up! (Shelton's) There are tons of kinks to be worked out, lots more new projects in the making, and some repositioning to be going on.
Kinzey turns two tomorrow!
September 20, 2010
This post is a little wordy, so apologies in advance.
I want to go over my weekend and discuss a few things. First off, my husband and I are doing The Love Dare. If you haven't heard about it here's an excerpt from their site:
"The Love Dare:
Explores the blessings and challenges of godly marriage.
Examines the difference between the world’s design for marriage and God’s original intention (contract vs. covenant).
Teaches how to fight the fires of conflict effectively and respectfully (clean fighting).
Teaches couples to lead their hearts rather than allowing their hearts to lead them, reinforcing the “practice” of choosing love – even when it isn’t the instinctive response."
We're on day six. I think overall we are doing great. Yesterday could have been a tough one (we had to tell each other three things that the other does to irritate us), but we did this after church so we were fully recharged and full of God's will.
Today, however has been horrid. Not because of The Love Dare, it's just a bad Monday morning. Kinzey was a handful this morning only wanting to be held and not ready to wake up. Laundry wasn't completed so we had to dig for school clothes. I hadn't packed my work stuff up last night, so I was trying to remember everything. Aaron and I were okay, but I don't think either of us slept the way we needed. I wanted a restart to the day. Of course, that is impossible so I really just want to go back to bed now.
Sidetracked there a bit. Sorry. This weekend was pretty great. I had to work Friday and Saturday, but still had plenty of time to spend with my family. We had family night Friday and just hung out around the house. Saturday, Aaron's parents took the kids for the night, but they waited until after I was home so I could say goodbye to everyone. Then Aaron and I did a little Hobby Lobby 50% off shopping, dressed up and went on a double date to Razoo's.
We browsed around Borders and then it was movie time! After we all (meaning Whitney and I) agreed to see Easy A. It was pretty funny, and I do not think you should take children to see it. Emma Stone is great though as is Lisa Kudrow in this movie.
September 19, 2010
September 16, 2010
September 15, 2010
These were amazing and took maybe thirty minutes all together.
One Can of Cream of Chicken Soup
2 Cups of Cooked Chicken (however you want or canned)
6 Tablespoons of Cream Cheese (can be lowfat, I used whipped my favorite!)
1 Can of Biscuits (We buy Kroger brand big flaky with butter)
Gather Ingredients, set oven to 350. In a mixing bowl stir together the first four ingredients. I use a wooden spoon. If you're using regular cream cheese you may want to let it sit out a bit to soften before mixing.
Make sure you spread the biscuits or even roll them out a bit. the more space you have the more you can fill them up. My first few were a bit too small.
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September 14, 2010
September 13, 2010
To get myself a little more organized I came up with a to do list for the entire house. These are the things I came up with, and now I can batten down and figure out where I can save money by doing things myself (i.e. bed skirt, headboard, most of the artwork) and where I need to start putting money towards (New linens all around). What's on your master to do list for your home makeover?
September 12, 2010
Sunny yellow placemats
|(Dollar Tree didn't have them on their website anymore, but these are the plates and bowls I have)|
That Old House
Would love these with grey embroidery.
|Quinn Williams Design|
This one is not in my budget so it would have to be a diy or a goodwill find...
September 10, 2010
I finally hung a new picture above the bed, cleaned up all the clothes, dismanlted the play pen, picked up the trash and dishes and our bedroom is a little more livable. Today I'll be dusting, windexing, finishing up our last name signs (no tutorial just a finished project sorry), and rearranging just a few things. After picture coming soon of that horrible bedroom!
I am not perfect, obviously. I wish I could be a stay at home mom and spend more time with my children and my home. Instead I bust my butt at school and work and spend the little amount of energy I have left just trying to get by at home. I know first-hand that sahm's do A LOT of work to keep up with everything and everyone. I also think that each and every one knows they are lucky that they do not have to work to help support their family, even when money is tight.
Thank you for your comment Heather. Hopefully I will make some sort of decision about a headboard.
This month is Kinzey's second birthday. I will be preparing for that as well as dealing with the first full month of school, finally launching my work website live, and trying to develop my portfolio website (TwistedLetter Designs). If anyone has time in the next two-three weeks to help make the decorations, clean large "hot spots," or just help me narrow my ideas down feel free to comment, call, email, text. Oh and go check out my contact me page as I've added a cute twitter button and contact form.
September 8, 2010
September 7, 2010
What are you doing for Labor Day?
Well, we just got back home from my hubby's family reunion. We have a few things on our to do list, but right now we are being lazy and almost napping. I'm catching up on my blog reading and loading pictures.
Since we've been gone all weekend the house is a horrid mess so I'm off to clean up the wreckage.
Linking up here.
I've been asked how I keep up with it all (school, work, kids, tot school , crafts, cleaning, etc.)
I don't. It's hard and sometimes I have to figure out where I can cut corners and "make it up" later on. Most of the time, it's the cleaning that gets left till later. My to do list this week? Besides the normal dishes, laundry, sweep, mop, bathrooms, etc. I have this:
To clue you in, I have laundry piled up in a playpen, bags of donation clothes sitting around, jewelry, shoes, and purses strewn around from some little girl I know. Dirty clothes and dishes sitting around, unmade bed without a headboard or a bed skirt, dusty dressers, fingerprints on mirrors, this sanctuary is a mad house!
So what should I do with it? Besides boarding up the windows and calling it unlivable lol. Changing up the wall hangings, making over the entertainment center, and fabrications some sort of headboard are on my want to do list...but what will I get done?
Oh and I was supposed to get this post up on Friday. Blame the battery.
September 3, 2010
So those bottles, remember them?
Yeha I had kind of forgotten them too. Mostly because I had come to despise them.
I have around nine. One has been transformed.
September 2, 2010
We're settling in to eat some taco salads (with turkey meat) and watch Fireproof.
What are your plans for date night?
September 1, 2010
So I noticed that I make stuff has asked for help with her serger. I have a different problem.
I own a sewing machine. Have since Christmas of last year. It's yet to be used. I took home ec in grade school (seventh or eighth) and "learned" how to sew. My mom and grandmother both know how to sew. I've even looked up sewing classes.
Is there a way I can learn this on my own at home? What would be the first step? How do I not break my sewing machine? What would be the best first project to try? I have downloaded dozens of patters but don't want to mess up the fabric I buy (or repurpose) waste the thread, or break the machine. How much time should I devote to the first "lesson?"
Any help would be nice!
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