Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Tip {Growth spurt}

No, unfortunately for me coffee won't make ya grow. Doggone it! However, if you dilute your coffee leftovers (leftovers??? I drink the whole pot!) with equal parts water, you can use it as a fertilizer on indoor and outdoor plants. This YUMMY treat is good for all I tell ya. Just one more reason to start drinking coffee for all of you (crazies...J/K) that don't...I'm just sayin'!

Happy Tuesday Y'all!

The Mommy

Friday, August 20, 2010

I did it!!!

A few weeks ago I posted about possibly joining the Scentsy family. Well, obviously it took me awhile to think about it and I finally joined today. So it's official! I am now a consultant with Scentsy. So, this brings about an upcoming giveaway. I'll give you a little hint...it will be a Scentsy product. Stay tuned!!! In the meantime, feel free to check out my website and let me know what you think....

The Mommy

Thursday, August 19, 2010

It happened...

My sweet bug-a-boo decided that he is brave enough to take his 1st two steps. This both saddens and thrills me. Time is going by so fast. He is growing by leaps and bounds and learning new things EVERYday. What a sweet little guy I have. So excited to join him on this adventure we call life.
Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

Sending hugs,
The Mommy

So Sad...

Summer is officially over and school has begun. There were so many things that we did, yet so many left undone. The summer seems to go by faster and faster with each passing year. I miss the sounds of Wizzards of Waverly Place coming from the family room. I miss the sound of water splashing in the pool and the uproarious laughter. I miss afternoon quiet time spent reading a book together. I miss playing the animal guessing game while traveling in the car. I miss them all day!
However, I love spending alone time with my bug-a-boo. I love cleaning up a mess and not having to start over when I am finished. I love the quiet during naptime. I look forward to school parties, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas break. My life is so blessed. I am sad that school has started once again, but I have so much to be thankful for and to be happy about. Life is good!
The Mommy

Friday, August 13, 2010

Four Simple Goals....

Elsie at A Beautiful Mess has proposed an idea for 4 Simple Goals before 2011, which you can read about here. I have decided to jump on the bandwagon. So, what are my 4 simple goals you ask??? Well, I thought you might...So, here you have it:

Every year I make a resolution to read my bible in a year. Every year I fail. So, rather than making a goal to read it all in a year, I think I will make my goal to try to read it everyday. That's what counts really, right. I don't think God cares if you read it all in a year, just so long as you are in the word daily.

Secondly, I want to spend more quality with my cutie patootie...The Daddy! It seems lately we have not had enough time for each other. We spend so much time taking care of the kiddos, that we are too exhausted to do much other than sleep. So, more date nights with The Daddy!

Thirdly, I want to eat fresh fruits and veggies EVERYday! I need to eat more healthy and this is something that I want my entire family to do. So, I will make the goal to serve at least one fruit and one veggie at dinner EVERYnight.

Fourth and final goal....More cleaning. Lately, my poor house has been a bit neglected. So, my goal is to spend 15 mins in every room re-organinzing and de-cluttering.

Wow! I feel better now. I'm so excited to do this. It was an incredible idea and I hope some of you will follow along.

The Mommy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Just ONE Week {{Sad}}....

I cannot believe that school starts next Wednesday! Where has all the time gone??? I can't begin to tell you just how sad this makes me. Before we know it, it will be Christmas. Ugh. I'm certainly not ready for that.
Anywho, since we have very little time due to Little Man's football practice EVERY night, we are going to play ALL we can. Tonight, we are eating steak and playing games on the Wii. Followed by a walk of course. =) Gotta get that exercise in there, ya know.
So, how are you spending your last days before the BIG day??? I'd love to hear your plans....

The Mommy

Monday, August 9, 2010

Teriffic Tip...Bottoms Up

It's certainly Summer time around these parts and my kiddos are way into ice cream cones right now. So, this brings me to todays tip........To keep Ice cream from dripping out of the tip of the cone, stuff a mini marshmallow into the bottom. An easy and tasty solution.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Here it is at 12:42am and where am I? Sitting in front of the laptop looking for answers that I know I will not find. I will not find a solution here. I will not find the peace I am searching for. I will not find slumber. I am hurting and concerned. I am nervous and misguided. I am hopeful and yet discontent. It's gonna be a long night... Hopefully, my soul will find peace, my hurt will find comfort and my eyes will find rest.

Goodnight my friends,
The Mommy

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Tuesday Tip...

If you are like me, you can never find the right size or color... So, hit the mall on Thursdays for the best selection- stores stock the shelves early for the weekend!!! You may also find the newest markdowns... So what do ya say, shopping anyone???


The Mommy

*source: Luke Knowles, freeshipping.org