Wednesday, September 29, 2010


One year ago today...

One set of 2 wearied-eyed and very proud parents...

One bundle of joy...

One proud Mommy....

One look at your beautiful face....

One today...
Happy 1st Birthday Bug-a-boo! I love you so much.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday Tip..{Stop Fading}

Autumn is upon us and it's time to break out those fabulous jeans. Today's tip is how to keep those bad boys ( or would they be girls??) from fading..
To keep dark denim pristine, wash your jeans as infrequently as possible. When you do, turn them inside out and clean in cold water on the gentle cycle, then air-dry.
Hope you find this tip helpful!

Warm and Cozy Wishes,

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I love Autumn! I love the sights, the sounds, the smells....what's not to love, right?!?! I'm looking forward to our annual fall party, the pumpkin patch, trick or treating....
Cozy fireside nights, hot chocolate (Starbucks for me, of course!), snuggling with The daddy. Yep, Autumn is upon us and I am so excited! What do you love about fall?

Warm and Cozy Wishes,

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Awww...another award!

Okay Y'all! I'm starting to feel a little special here. I'm very honored to accept the versatile blog award from Patty-Cake Manners. Thank you so much.
To accept the award, you must do the following -
1. Thank the Blogger who passed the award on to you (check!)
2. Share 7 things about yourself with the Blogging world....

  • I'm one of 6 kids and my parents (the crazies that they are (for having 6 kids, of course) ) have been married for 40 years.

  • I've been married to my cutie patootie (otherwise known as The Daddy) for 14 years on October 19th.

  • Scrapbooking and papercrafts are my true loves, but I would also love to learn how to sew, knit and a to do a little embroidery.

  • When I was little (and even now on occasion) my dad called me Lindsarella. Yeah, like the princess.... ;-)

  • I'm a very happy-go-lucky girl and always (well, most of the time) see my glass as half-full!

  • I {heart} Starbucks in a serious way!!! Addiction might be an understatement...just sayin'.

  • I'm a cozy, curl up with a good book, by the fire with a cup of yummy coffee (see above) on a rainy, snowy sort of day kind of girl....

3. Pass the award on to some of your favorite Blogs:

Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday!


The Mommy

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Love blog hops!!! They are so much fun! They are also a GREAT way to meet new bloggers and find yourself some wonderful followers. Pop on over the Meet Me Monday Blog Hop at Inspiring you to save.


A horsin' good time....

The makings of a great horse party...

The Guests...

The Bug...

The Daddy...

The present's....

and sweet Bug-a-boo!

Oh, so much fun!!!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

A blog Award!!!

I would like to thank Kenna at Our Crazy Little Life for giving me this blog award! How fun! Thank you so much!!!

Now here are the rules to accepting the award!
1. Accept the award.
(Post it on your blog with the name of the person
who has granted the award and his or her blog link.)
2. Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.
3. Contact those blog owners and let them know they’ve been chosen.

So, I have chosen:

And last but not least....


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bug-a-boo's first horse ride

On Sunday night our church had our Fall Family Round-up! We had so much fun. Of the many things to do, a dear friend of ours had his horse there to take for a ride... At first CGB wasn't having it....

Then I was able to get him on. Turns out he was more afraid of the horse's face than he was of actually riding it.

After we started going, he seemed to actually enjoy himself. Talking every now and again...

The man that was leading us is Bob! We love him!!! Such a wonderful man. He is going to let J-bug have all her friends come over for a party, so they can ride his horses. How sweet is he?!?!

Hope your day is a blessed one!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Follow me back Tuesdays...

I'm joining a blog hop over at Survey Junkie! Lot's of great bloggers over there. If your blog is a new one, go check it out and link up. It's a great way to get followers for your blog.


A great blog with tutorials...

Today I participated in a blog hop and found this blog. It is fantastic! It's full of tutorials for your blog. So pop on over to Design it Chic and check it out!!!

Made it myself Monday- Freezer Paper Stencils

This is a project that we learned to do at MOPS. I am officially additcted!!! (shhh, don't tell my husband!)
To get started you just need a few simple things: freezer paper, scissors, fabric paint, a foam brush, a t-shirt or any other thing you may want to paint on and an iron.

First, you need to cut out your stencil from the freezer paper. Making sure the shiny side of the freezer paper is facing down. I used my cricut to cut this ship, but you can trace something or draw yours by hand. After cutting it out you will have a negative and a positive image. I used the negative. (I think! That still confuses me. LOL!!)
Next you will need to iron the freezer paper stencil (shiny side down) to the shirt.

Then paint the area inside the stencil as shown below (as if you didn't already know that!) ...

This is what it looks like while drying. (Nothing like watching paint dry!) Do not remove the stencil until the paint is completely dry. Then place a towel over the image and run a warm iron over it to heat set. Now you are finished!

And here is the finished product. My son LOVES it. He was so excited that he wore it to school the next day. There are limitless possiblities! It's inexpensive and lots of fun (and who can't use a little fun??) !!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
Linking up to:
Warm hugs,
The Mommy

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Giveaway alert...

Tam over at Sew Dang Cute has almost reached 1000 followers. If you are interested at all in sewing, you must visit this blog. Her projects are AMAZING! Check out the link above for more info on the giveaway.
Speaking of which, I will be doing my own giveaway very soon. *Hint- Smells like Fall!!!

The Mommy

Random Tidbits and such....

It's raining! I love the rain. It makes everything feel cleaner.
I'm ready for fall. I can't wait to start decorating!!!
We have an annual fall party and I'm way behind on the planning. OOPS!
Peppermint Mochas from Starbucks make me happy! Starbucks is my happy place! =) Hey! Don't judge!
I'm a closet chocolate-aholic. Shhh don't tell anyone.
I made the very best pasta the other day and can't remember the recipe. =(
I have to work tomorrow and this makes me sad...Although, I absolutely LOVE Wednesdays and look forward to spending the evening with my family!
Complete and total randomness....
Until next time,
The Mommy

Tuesday Tip-

If you've spritzed yourself a few times too many, dab your wrists-or wherever you overapplied- with a cotton ball soaked in alcohol.

Hugs and wishes for a great day,
The Mommy

*source-All You Magazine

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Owl City - Fireflies

Love this song....