Thursday, January 28, 2010


new year
some new additions
to my colorful (if its not bright...don't bring it here)
home Thank you Crystal
we all LOVE our Chloe dollie
Sa-Weeeeeeet !!

the cuckoo clock ..... remember her
finally got a spot on the wall
I attempted to get it fixed.....but after much tinkering
no luck
working or not....this is one of my favorite pretties
tempts me to nibble on it every time I walk by.....looks like candy
the rocks look just like the everlasting gobstoppers from the original
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory movie
let me get a show of hands
how many of you LOVE
to find old
perfectly beat-up and worn down furniture
(I know YOU do)
at the thrift store
for under $20
this functional and so so aqua piece is by the front door and
GREAT for dog leashes....sweaters
umbrellas....tote bags.....because storage is one thing I cant' get enough of
Chloe....can ya help mama out....I need me some new magnets
color some space pictures
stick them on a magnetic sheet
cut them out
adorable robot magnet
made by my one and these

my favorite new way to mat a photo or print
scrapbook paper
try it

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


This morning the hubs and I were discussing
the mess that is our country
as the news was reporting on the upcoming
State of the Union Address
and how it just seems there is nothing that
can be done.....when in pops Chloe
" the president can't fix this world.....only God can fix this world"
that is the TRUTH
thank goodness we have our children to remind us......out of the mouths of babes.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

I get it now........

I can recall
when I was small
over-hearing people say
"she never shuts-up"
"talk talk talk"
" oh my she ever quiet?"
It echoes in my ears as I LISTEN to Chloe
talk talk TALK talk
all the time
blah blah blah
about ....... anything......everything
I get it now
I love for Chloe to come sit with me
scrooch up close
nuzzle in my neck
she needs to get up
she needs a book ..... a littlest pet shop critter
a snack
and UGH......AGHHH....there is it
the elbow
right in my side
why must she push off in my ribcage?
I know why.....because I did.....I remember hearing
" your elbows"
When she is on my lap
oh the bony little butt
Yes....yes.....heard that too
"you have the boniest butt"
I remember can you say that
a butt is....well you know....cushy
I get it now
think back.....what do you get now ?

how bout' this......I'll pick the most endearing one....the one I like the random
eyes closed picking here.......just the one that makes me say....oh yea.....that too. I get that now too.
The winner gets THIS just in time for Valentine's day.
I will pick a winner soon.
and if you have been keeping up....He's HOME !!!!!!!

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

y says i

The days of the alphabet are gone
no longer are they just letters
the letters now make words
they are building blocks
Chloe is reading....and reading well.
I read her a book at night
and then she reads me a book
Its fun....its sweet....and let's be honest at times
its frustrating
You do not really notice how crazy the
English language is until you have
a little reader....a lot of it makes no sense at all
silent letters..."y" says "i" on and so on.....
and it's often hard to explain

In honor of the simpler ABC days gone by
Some of my favorite Alphabet prints.




pronounced "bi"...sometimes "y" says "i"
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

the light and the heavy

something light
do you know hulu?
I'm wondering because I shared hulu with a certain Lemony bloggy etsy besty computer buddy of mine
and she knew nothing of it
well if you are in the same boat as Miss Shelly of Lemon Tree
hulu rocks

When you go there you can
The Facts of Life
oh my gosh...I heart me some Facts of Life
you can watch One Day at a Time
I love the old clothes
and the vintage decor
and it has such a catchy tune with a really good message
This is it.
This is it.
This is life, the one you get
So go and have a ball.
This is it.
This is it
Straight ahead and rest assured
You can't be sure at all.
So while you're here enjoy the view
Keep on doing what you do
So hold on tight we'll muddle through
One day at a time,
One day at a time.
So up on your feet.
Up on your feet
Somewhere there's music playing.
Don't you worry none
We'll just take it like it comes.
One day at a time, one day at a time. One day at a time, one day at a time. One day at a time, one day at a time. One day at a time, one day at a time.

get yourself on over to hulu and have some fun
watch some old shows
that take you back and give you that cozy comfy feeling....
back when perhaps life was simpler and easier

something heavy
The LOVELY and compassionate Amy of Stinky Toes is auctioning off
this skeleton key necklace for Heartline Ministries in Haiti
You can check that out HERE
continue to pray......that is something anyone can do.
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Saturday, January 16, 2010


hi.....Haiti still on my mind and heart here...especially the precious children.


if there is anything you can do......thank you !!

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Thursday, January 14, 2010


Pioneer Woman....doing something wonderful

go HERE now.....comment !!!!!

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can you text ??

Yes ???
you can ???

Excellent !!

it is that easy to send a small donation to the Red Cross for relief in Haiti.

You can read all about it here

get your fingers moving and remember to pray for Haiti.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure

........ an adventure indeed.
This book was so fun to read......a whopping 38 pages some (including you) may feel its too long for kids especially for a bed-time story.
Well...I personally....feel no book is too long...READING is one of the best things we
can do for...with...and in front of our kiddos.
Ignore the 38 pages of Hubert's Hair-Raising Adventure......and just's so flows and is so cute and will be over before you know it....and you may just wish it wasn't
Such a GREAT lil' story.

Chloe LOVED this did I.

have a happy day

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Monday, January 11, 2010

anger to me Moms
I am working on family must dos
We have reached a point where I think this is necessary
Chloe is growing up fast and the attitude and the mouth are growing right along with her
What are some of your rules....the good ones...not do your kind...yea yea yea....I know all of that...what CREATIVE rules do you have ?
how do you urge your kids to handle Anger Chloe has started having things she shouldn't say
I don't want her to keep it in...but I want her to let it out correctly...if there is a correctly.
So especially tell do you handle anger.
I know modeling has a lot to do with it....and Yep...Chloe has seen more than one outburst from me and the hubs...but that's water under the bridge.....what to do now?

alright.....ready ..... set....GO !!

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Did someone say cute ?

I'm hooked
on these adorable
vintage banks
so much that I am making an excuse to
own most of them
Chloe is going to become a vintage bank collector
that's right
I'm making that decision for her
it completely justifies buying all these cuties
doncha think?
now don't ya'll go getting attached found here....but don't go buy her
found here....but don't go buy him either
the cow...the cow...I LOVE the cow
found here
and yea....don't go buy that one either
cross my heart I love you too
found here
answer is still no ya'll
I'm not lyin'...I love this guy too
found here
not that you care....right ?
cause you don't want him...right ?
stop it with this adorable school house
found here
you don't need me
found here
Mr. Rooster says its time to save
and I say its time for you to forget I ever showed you these
they are completely dreadful and you would never want to own one
I will do all I can to see that they all find a good home
you need not worry (wink)
have a happy day
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Thursday, January 7, 2010


Do you think you are Earth aware ?
Do you do all you can......some stuff.....a few things to make a difference?
I rarely think about what I'm doing to the Earth.....I find myself suddenly becoming aware and before I turn around I'm thinking about what I want for dinner or rubbing my neck cursing myself for standing at the studio table tooooo long last night.....or thinking about what book Chloe and I will read at bedtime.
Truth is.....I don't work taking care of the Earth into my life.
While I don't blantantly ABUSE the Earth....I don't feel I do all I can.

I stumbled upon TerraCycle
perhaps your child's school does this
It's simple
You collect trash.....certain trash
juice pouches
candy wrappers
chip bags
scotch tape dispensers
empty ink pens and markers
and there are many more
you request the FREE SHIPPING labels
and send these goodies to TerraCycle
and they make ...........
Trash Can


Gift Bows (my fave )
another cute bag

You join one or more brigades ( a group that collects one certain item)
You can make a team (church, neighborhood, friends) or just do it alone
After you send in your trash a check is mailed to the charity of your its double good !!!
Go check TerraCycle out
it just may be the one thing you can do.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

a want

I don't have many wants
I don't really need anything
I am fortunate and lucky
but if the little girl in me could speak for just a moment
if the "I want" in me could just peek out of it's dark cave for one second
I really want a Blythe doll
I'm not completely sure why
I know....seems crazy to want to spend hundreds on a doll
that I don't even know why I want
They are just so very beautiful
and fun
and those eyes
and did you move their eyes with pull cool.
I just need one
to play with
to dress up
to pose and photograph
and I would not have to worry about Chloe snatching her
Chloe.....well...she dislikes dolls. Eve Prom Queen from Gnome Hut's flickr
Don't you just want her.....serious.

The boots......the cute ?
I don't' even have a word for this......amazing.

My Blythe will probably need this wig from Shopoholican
and certainly this polka dot dress from Jolie Doll Shop

and PEACE....what is life without a little Peace, even for a Blythe ?
so cute from Pistachio Libby

Are you a Blythe girl?
Do you know a place to purchase them where I can get a phenomenal deal?
Now this is just between me and you.....hubs would FREAK if he thought I would spend hundreds on a doll...being that I am over the age of 12.
If he does spot her on my shelf....I can tell him I found her Shhhhhhhh.....haha!
have a happy day
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

mmmmk....fabric, chicken and teeth....this will be so random

If you LOVE fabric....and even if you don't
HERE for an over the moon fabric giveaway from
this sweetie !!!

Calling all cooks....have you ever cooked with ground chicken ??
How's tell.
I'm lookin' at this recipe

Moms.....did you or do you keep your kids baby teeth?

told you this would be random

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Monday, January 4, 2010

some things I know today

* a weenie dog LOVES some laundry fresh out of the dryer
* it's too darn cold here.......can't take it......perhaps why the weenie dog is extra lovin' some HOT laundry....hmmmmmmmm.

* it's impossible to clean a 5 year olds hands after devouring hot wings with just 2 of those tiny restaurant handi-wipes

* if I purchase even one more vintage sheet the dogs will have to start living in the garage....out of 3 more today....YUM !

* Pete & Pickles is one of the sweetest books I have read in a long time.....go get it.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010


Welcome to January
January is crazy and tiresome for lil ole me
why ?
Well here is what I do to myself in January
It begins on Christmas day
when I and the 2 other members of my family
bring home STUFF !!!!!!
I do NOT like clutter
I do not KEEP anything (except for MY crafty stuff)
I know that is what you were thinking Summer and Shelly so I said it for you
I FREAK out in January
I make numerous trips to Goodwill
I re-arrange furniture
I give things to friends and family
I make lists for
hardware stores
paint shops
home decor shops
I set out to re-do EVERY room in the house...hallways included.
Why do I not tackle one room at a time?
Its the stuff that does it........we have too much stuff........we get too much stuff......we even asked for less stuff this year...for ourselves and Chloe....and we still got oodles of stuff.
I feel so wasteful....tossing out perfectly good items
cause they get under my skin
cause I get tired of finding places to stick stuff.
Oh geeez...Im exhausting myself just telling it to you........

So at least try help me with a little mind clutter

the photo on the left is a fabric I snagged at IKEA
LOVE LOVE....gonna be something fun for the shop...when I can focus.
the photo on the right is stickers....the balloon in the center is probably
2 foot high....I thought about matting them on some pretty fabric or paper and framing them
for Chloe's room.....what do ya think ?? this
I fell in LOVE with these cute lil lights at IKEA
sweet lil flowers about.....18 inches wide
the idea of cords running down my wall though...really tries the neat freak in me
do you like them?
are they cute or gawdy?
and ideas for making the cords....well....cuter?
I'm in need some sleep soon as I move this nightstand......night night
have a happy day
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