Friday, August 27, 2010

Back to Reality.

Well, that time has come for my children to go back to school. I was never one of those parents that were in a rush for them to go back but this year I was happy to see the first day back to school to finally arrive.

Loving their enthusiasm
My lovely children started school on Wednesday. They were thrilled. NOT!! lol. They now have to wear uniforms; not cool in their minds. I think they look good. My children were not wardrobe rule breakers so I do feel for them. It will make it easier on them in the morning to select what they would like to wear and cheaper for me in the long run but I would rather they wore their own style. My daughter started to accessorize with jewelry to make herself a little more unique. Smart girl.

Go JTHS Football!!
Well, I will be starting my own classes on Monday at a new college. I am so happy. I am half way there!! That's what I keep telling myself. LOL.
So back to school, back to waking up early, doing homework with my son. Time for fall to show up and High School Football games to begin (My son is part of the marching band and my daughter's boyfriend is a football player), pumpkin picking and Halloween costumes. Time to think about, dare I say it... Christmas.
Honestly, I'm not ready to give up summer just yet. I'm glad for the warm weather this weekend. While I love the colors if autumn, I love the warm weather of spring and summer.
Til then,

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My daily inspirations!

Every morning, I get up,pour my coffee, and sit down at my desk, turn on the computer and read, read, and read blogs. I may not blog as often as I like but I do love to read and love when I get inspired to do something.

Case in point : Cottage and Vine
Rene recently painted her boys bedroom hardwork floors white. I totallly love it. My front room, which is a walkway and where my computer is has ugly hardwood floors that I have been begging my husband to do something about. Well, after seeing how her sons rooms came out I am truly inspired to paint my ugly hardwood floors white. I must tell you this has kept me up for the past few nights just thinking about how it will look. How will I paint it without getting dog hair in the paint? etc.. etc.. etc.. I have decided that I will take on this project once the kids go back to school. Thank to Rene who has given such great directions and advice on how to paint wood floors it will make it so much easier on me.

On to the next lovely lady that brightens my day.

Presenting Mary Lou from House of Whimsy

Okay, 1. She is a sweetheart. 2. I love her mother/daughter relationship with her daughters. It is so sweet. 3. She is so creative and I don't even think she tries hard. She just has that natural born talent. 4. I'm loving that she is sharing all the details of her daughters upcoming nuptials with the blogworld. I love the style and theme of this wedding. Right up my alley. Check out how great everything is coming out. MaryLou and her daughter are doing a lot of the work themseleves and I'm truly impressed. Wish I were a guest.

Every few days the next lady puts up a post that I truly have to put down my cup of coffee and swallow whatever is in my mouth because if I don't it will be all over the screen. She truly cracks me up with her funny, sarcastic take on her life.

Introducing: Sasha, the Lemonade Makin Mama
While my children are not homeschooled, I enjoy hearing her talk about homeschooling and blaming her crazyiness on homeschooling. She really is a great mom and wife. She is also really crafty and every once in a while shares some great project ideas.

I have many other wonderful blogs that I would love to share with you but I can't put them all on this one post. It would take you all day to read this one post, let alone visit all the wonderful blogs. I share some more again soon.

Enjoy your day!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Just a little mommy and me time..

My son and I went down to the Jersey Shore (not Seaside Heights), for a little R&R. My parents live down the Jersey Shore and welcomed my youngest son and I down for 5 days. It was a very much needed break from reality.

I took my son to the beach. It was the first time for my son at the beach. He loved playing in the sand and jumping in and out of the water. We even tried to dig to China.

My parents were so good to him, sometimes a little too good. Everyday he went for ice cream and swam in the pool. They took him to a small amusement park and came home with more than an arms full of prizes.

It was a nice break away from the video games in my eyes. He and his father are obsessed with video games. It was a great time for my son and I to be together and have fun with each other. It is hard to have fun when you are so busy trying to keep house and raise kids.

I also got to sneak away and go to Staten Island, NY to see my friends. It was so great! Had a blast with my girlfriends for a few hours.

On our way home my son and I had a fabulous lunch in South Philly. He was homesick so we had to leave right away. I wish we could have stayed longer and walked around the town.

Well back to reality now, school starts for both the kids and I in a few short weeks.

By the way, I'm down 8 pounds. Yippee!

Til then,


Oh, P.S.: I'd like to congratulate my dearest friend Lisa and her family at on the birth of her son Justin. Wishing you many Blessing!