Monday, January 25, 2010

My Ghetto Greeting Farm Card.

I will apologize for this card but it was made in a rush. This card needed to be done by 6pm cst and it is 5:48 est. So ya I have an hour but I really don't. This week at The Greeting Farm they will be giving away free digi images but you have to make a card with them in order to get the next free digi image. I love free things so I'm jumping right on this.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I made it in!

I want to thank everyone who wished me the best for my spring semester. I truly appreciate it. Right now I am finishing off my pre-requirements to get into nursing school. Well I have some great news, I went to the college I am interested in going to nursing school and I was accepted into the program. I will start in December this year. I am so happy right now even though I have tons of work to do before I even start nursing school. Nursing schools are so competitive to get into and costly too. I decided to go with a school that offers a bachelor's degree in Nursing giving myself more opportunity after graduation and in my Nursing career. I intend to go for a Master's Degree in the future.
After meeting with the Nursing Advisor she told me that I needed to take one more Art class. Okay I'm thinking I can't draw or paint what should I do until she said Papermaking. Papermaking!!! I would love to learn how to make my own paper. So this summer for 6 days I will be learning to make paper! I promise to share my experience with all of you and maybe, just maybe make some for a giveaway.
Well off to study math. I'm hoping to make some V-day decor this weekend. I have been looking through so many blogs and I have so many great ideas.


PS-please keep the people of Haiti in your prayers. They need them right now. God Bless.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

It won't leave my head, guess I was paying attention.

This week at church we had a fill in pastor since my church is yet again without a pastor. I love to listen to the gospel and to the sermon that follows. I always try to take something out of it and go with it for the week. Well this week the pastor was going on and on and on and on. I thought I was going to fall asleep and my neck was starting to hurt just keeping it up. Well, I did though come out of church with a better sense of who I am what what my job is. God gave me the job of wife, mother, daughter, friend, student and woman. It is my job to do all of these jobs as best as I can and to continue to work to be the best at them. Sometimes we forget our purpose and why we are in the situations we are in. God felt we are the best person for the job and it is the job he assigned us.
I'm starting up school again on Friday. I am trying reallly hard to stay positive about this next semester. It is going to be really hard. I know that God would not have given me this opportunity to go back to school after all this time if he didn't feel I couldn't do it. I will be trying my hardest to get good grades and be the best student I can be.

On to other news, I got my basement cleaned up and all ready to go for some crafting!! Whoo-hoo! The basement and all its clutter was blocking my creative abilities or aka- my mojo!
I'm hoping between studying to get some crafting done. I will be posting them when I complete them but beware they will be few and far between until the end of the semester. So don't give up on my blog, check in every once and a while. As a matter of fact become a follower so that you can get updates on your dashboard when I post.

TTYL gators,


Saturday, January 9, 2010

BRRRRRR!!!! It's cold..

Hope everyone is keeping warm. Please keep in your prayers those who are homeless or without heat. My heart aches for them right now. I hope they find a warm place during this awful cold weather.

I will be working on getting things done in my home before school starts up next Friday. Have a great weekend.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Seeing Stripes

My daughter wanted to re paint her room teal and she wanted zebra stripes to be incorporated into her room. She is almost 15 so I had to really over look her re do because it would look like a zoo if it were up to my daughter. She is very creative and well she can go overboard a bit. I agreed that she could paint her walls teal but only the bottom half. We live in a Cape Cod style home and her room is on the second floor. Her walls slant inward. The top half we painted white. I thought I would be dizzy if she painted it all teal. The color came out great. I would show you a pic but her room is not 100% done yet. Here is a pic of the color on the wall.
Since we knew we were going to paint I decided to make some of her decor for Christmas. It was a big surprise since she doubted that I would make her pillows for her bed. Hubby took me to Joann's and I got zebra striped fabric for pillows. I made her three throw pillows for her bed. We will be purchasing a black comforter (not really sure how it will look?) and teal sheets for her white bed. Instead of getting a zebra striped comforter I think throw pillows and a throw blanket in zebra stripes is better. She can always change out the zebra stripes for something out eventually. It is also a KISS (keep it simple stupid) way of not vomiting zebra stripes.
While at Joann's I was roaming through the aisles when I came upon this wonderful big paper mache S. I knew right away that it had to be hers. I also for some odd reason knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I ran over to the scrapbooking section. Since my daughter is so out there (art wise) I thought it need to have a scrappy look to it. I just want to share a quick little pic of my daughter and I on Christmas Day. She is just so beautiful and so smart too. I am truly blessed.
Well Christmas came and went and she loved it all!! I'm so happy that she did. Sadly, it is the only crafty thing I have done in a long while. I really need to get a fire under my bum and do some more. Creating makes me so happy I really should be doing it often.
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Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy 1st week of January and a Giveaway lead

Good day all! It is Monday. I had a wonderful time this morning getting the kids all ready for school. The house is so quiet. Hmm..what to do first?? Yup. Later on today or tomorrow most likely I will share with you the gifts I made my daughter for Christmas. I didn't take pics because I was afraid she would see them on the computer but now that the holiday is over I'm sure she won't mind. Today I am going to work out. It has been a while and I'm sure that I will be a sweaty mess but it's freezing out and I rather sweat then be cold.

Well I'm sure your dying to find out what the giveaway lead is well go over to Lemonade Makin Mama and check it out. Sasha is such a great lady, mama and wife. She is also so funny. Sasha cracks me up.

Kick the 1st week of 2010 right and have a great time doing it! Oh and I know it is just so cold everywhere so stay warm.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Whoo-hoo, the holiday is over and I'm a winner!

Hey Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all had a great New Years Eve and Day! May you have many blessings for the New Year!

I am overjoyed that the holiday is over. I am exhausted.I took down the tree and all the trimmings yesterday. Now the house looks blah with all my old things back in place. I have to find new things to make me smile. We will be re painting my living room again. Last year we painted it a golden yellow and it looks horrible. I don't know what I was thinking. I even bought maroon curtains that are way to short. I must tell you that I have tons of windows in my living room and they are all different sizes. Next time I'm getting long curtains. I can't really stand my living room. I have no enthusiasm or vision for decorating that room. I will post pics soon to show you and hopefully you can all give me some input.
Christmas went great and so did New Years and now that it is over I am going to try to drop the weight. I have been wanting to lose it for a while now but I knew that with the holidays I would never succeed. I have gradually started to cut down my servings and I have been trying to make better food decisions. My one trick is to chew bubble gum when I feel that I have to eat which is all the time. I love, love, love food but I have no control. I have to control the urges to eat right now. On Monday I will be starting to work out. I really like Jillian Michaels. She is so great and really makes you sweat but not be in so much pain that you can't do it again the next day.

On Monday the kids are going back to school. I'm secretly smiling about it. I have so much to do while they are in school. I will be organizing my home and making a schedule for our lives. I have a really tough semester in school coming up and I'm afraid that if I don't have a schedule our lives will be a chaotic mess. I'm happy that I am going to have it all organized before I start school again. I have a huge goal this semester. I really need to do great in order to pull up my GPA. I got accepted into a great college for next fall with great prospects of getting into its Nursing Program the following spring. I am currently in a local community college but the new college is a private college. I am so excited! I never thought I could get into a private college, of course I'm going to be paying out of my nose to attend though but it is so worth it.

Since I started school I haven't read a good book other then text books. Last night I sat down in my recliner and started reading a book I bought two years ago. I have a ton of books that I would love to read. I'm just happy to know that I will be finishing one book.

I also need to let you all know that I finally won a giveaway from Count Your Beautiful Blessings!!! I love posting them for you all on my sidebar and hope that you win some goodies too. So keep checking back here, maybe one day I'll have a giveaway of my own.

Well off to stir the chicken soup on the stove. It is smelling great and is full of veggie and chicken goodness.

Till then,