Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

Beverly from nominated me for this super cute award for Thank you VERY much Beverly for not only stopping by, but also for this cute award ;)

Now it’s my turn to pass this little beauty around, but first the rules:
1. Thank the person who gave this to you.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who nominated you.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that no one would really know.
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs letting them know that you nominated them.

Now it's my turn to pick 7 things I think no one would really know about me... This is hard because when I am blogging on a regular basis I am pretty much an open book haha.

1. I LOVE to sing. I sing in the car, I blast music still like my kids and sing when cleaning, cooking, in the shower. I am not all that great of singer, but love music ;)

2. My husband colors and cuts my hair for me ;)

3. I do NOT allow my kids to say jesus, god, or shut up. All three of them do not need to be used by kids or adults in my eyes. We made a funny saying for shut up years ago when all my kids were younger. Instead of telling each other to shut up they say sock puppet lol

4. I am going to get a tattoo of a dreamcatcher with all of my kid's names entwined in the webbing some time sooner than later.

5. I have the hardest job around! A homemaker ;) I am a mother, a friend, a lover, a confidant, trustee, shopper, driver, shoulder, hugger, booger getter, diaper changer, complimenter (is that a word? or spelled right?), cleaner, cook, game player, yard mower, garbage taker outer, garage cleaner, car cleaner, hmmmm I really could go on and on but I think I made my point :)

6. I LOVE doing different type of crafting things. I recently started making trendy rag dolls. Here is a picture of the beginning of one. NOW remember I am not a sewer lol. I just got this idea in my head one evening and ran to Walmart. Bought a bunch of random stuff and started cutting and hand sewing. If I can't sell them, I will probably donate them to shelters or something. This one is not done but I will show you what I am talking about.

7. I truly do think I have alot of answers what could make this world a better place. All I can do is be me, do the little things I can to make a difference. And wish and hope some other's do and feel the same. Or maybe that a little of what I do and give can give someone else the desire to follow lead!

And for this award I nominate:
1. Rhianna from

2. Gerry from

3. Donna from

4. Alvia from

5. Amy from

6. Nelishia from

7. Sugar from

Thursday, October 22, 2009

New Halloween Gorjuss tag & Random pictures

Hi everyone. Along with being sick and just busy in life. I also have not made many tags recently (or in like months is better worded!). I am going to try to start making them again.

Tonight I made another tie blanket for my daughter's baby sister Piper. It is super cute. Ray picked out the pattern and I made it.

I have been painting canvases instead of being online alot lately also. I found a bunch of really cute buttons on sale a few weeks ago and bought them. I had an idea to use them on my canvas. I have one done, about 8 to go. I also went to Joanne Fabric's and they had canvases of all sizes on sale for 50% off. Can't beat that! So I stocked up on them.

Here is a few I have finished. Because my basement is unfinished I just hang them all on the wall. I have a whole side of the basement set up specifically for crafting. Everything is organized and has a place. I am looking for a cheap bookshelf or cabinet though on Craigslist to house all my acrylic paints. Right now they are in plastic drawers and they are super hard to find specific colors easily.

When my kids paint pictures I am also going to hang those like I did the couple already there.

It has been really cold in MN already! In the 20's. Now this week it has warmed up a little bit. We had to rush to get our sprinklers blown out so they wouldn't freeze. I got our yard aerated, and seeded one last time but then was supposed to water the grass for 3 days before mowing one last time. Well neither got done, since the sprinklers got shut off. Oh well, there's always next spring. Our yard really looked awful when the snow melted this last Spring. We hired a company to come and do alot of work to it. Other than the 2 yards in our neighbourhood that had their's resodded. Our's looks pretty good. For some reason it is really hard to keep your grass looking good here. All things considered we are doing pretty good.

This entry ended up more pictures than actual writing. But I am going to post it and go run a bath. I hope you are all having a great week!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Been a LONG time!

Hi everyone. I am just making a quick post to see if anyone is even still out there? If so I will probably come back and start blogging more again. I know most of us have moved over to Facebook. But I miss actually sharing pics, tags and stories of my life more in detail here. Versus just status updates on Facebook.

I hope you are all doing well. We have been extremely sick with H1N1, another strain of Influenza, and now Pneumonia in my household. I have lots to tell and will if my blog is still alive haha ;)



Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Great story from a former soldier............

New Direction for any war:
Send Service Vets over 60!

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military. They've got the whole thing ass-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.

For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. 'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry' We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.

An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, 'I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical s-of-a-b....

If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.
They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any pushups after completing basic training.

Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.

These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way.

Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them.

***How about recruiting Women over 50 ...with PMS !!! You think Men have attitudes !!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my God!!!
If nothing else, put us on border patrol....we will have it secured the first night!
Share this with your senior friends. It's purposely in big type so they can read it.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

We rented a cabin for all of June & July

Hi everyone. Today my sister and I drove about 3 hours up North to look at a cabin in a private resort that the owner is renting out for the whole summer. It is super cute. So we took it. We signed the lease for the summer today and got the keys. Now we will have the cabin to come and go whenver we feel like getting away to relax, fish and play on the beach. I took a bunch of pictures so you could all see where I will be probably 3/4's of the summer ;) My sister also just bought a boat 2 days ago and will bring that up and keep it there. We have a two sided dock that is ours in the resort that is about a 5 minute walk from our cabin. There is also a indoor pool and sauna on grounds. I started making a list so that when we head up for the first time this Thursday coming we will have everything we need all summer. We were told by the owner that the lake has GREAT bass, walleye and sunfish fishing. I cannot wait for some fried fish! I hope everyone had a great weekend~ 4 more days and my kids are done with school for the year. This year has flown by!!

Hugs & Love,