Just he and I and all of them....

Just he and I and all of them...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Harder than I thought...

Wow this is so much harder than I thought, I am actually walking around with a notebook writing things about me down so I can remember them for this crazy list so here we go with some more...

14. I am totally an adrenaline junkie, I love cliff diving, roller coasters, scary movies (intense scary not bloody scary), I would love to skydive but the hubster doesn't love the idea, but we will see as far as I can tell I've still got it in me!

15. I am absolutely addicted to sugar. Any sugar, I love chocolate, smarties, pixie sticks anything. I do force myself to drink diet otherwise I would be as big as a boat but I really can't live without my sugar, if we don't have any candy in the house I become a little grumpy. LOL.

16. I am a people watcher. I love trying to figure people out. What do they do for a living, where do they come from are they crazy -lol, all of those questions. You really can come up with a life story for someone if you use your imagination.

17. I sing all the time, words or situations or anything, trigger songs and singing. My family acts annoyed but I know deep down it is one of those quirky things they love about me and will talk about after I die, like "Hey do you remember when mom made spagetti and started singing ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI ALL COVERED WITH CHEESE" and then they will laugh!

18. I have a really loud laugh, I can't help it. I try to make it quieter but I can't. It's just loud, another one of those quirky things they will talk about after I die, haha.

19. My eyes are green, or are they brown? Really usually my eyes are brown but sometimes depending on the mood or if I cry they are very, very green. It is actually cool, one of the things I like about myself.

20. When I was growing up I felt like my family, all of us the extended folks too, were special, almost like royalty. My grandpa and his brothers owned a glass company called Linford's Brothers Glass and they were pretty successful and the family was huge and had these unbelievable 3-day family reunions up in the mountains at cabins with big dinners and stuff. I thought it was amazing and special but then when I grew up I found out that alot of families have reunions like that. How lucky are we all to be so fantastic?! LOL!

Well, I guess that is enough for the day. Who knows I may finsish this list by the end of the year. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Until next time,
Hugs,
Shelly

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Give away at Todays Mama AWESOME

Great giveaway at Today's Mama


Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme


TodaysMama (link to: http://bit.ly/tmwishlist) and GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.


1. What is your holiday wish for your family?
Comfort and joy.

2. What is your Christmas morning tradition?
Getting up early to open gifts!
3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?
Money (hubby is on disability and has not been paid for 4 months)
4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?
Crafts and decorations
5. What games did you play with your family growing up?
Spoons, hide and see in the snow!
6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?
Baking holiday goodies!
7. Where would you go for a Christmas-away-from-home trip?
Disney Land
8. Check out GameStop (link to: http://bit.ly/gamestop10) and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year?

Call to Duty -Black Ops, Kinect Sports pack, Sonic Burn

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Lies, Almost Death and Weather!

11. I seriously can tolerate alot, but the one thing I cannot take for any reason at all is lying. Lying causes so much damage! I am most annoyed by those who lie for no reason at all, seriously, do people need that much attention?! I hold myself to a pretty high standard the only time I lie is if the truth will make someone cry like "Yeah your new pixie haircut looks so much better than the beautiful cascade of hair you used to have nearly to your behind" then you have to lie, its just considerate.

12. I almost died every year for 3 years in March. The first time I was 24 weeks pregnant with my third baby when I suddenly got abrupto placentae, I was bleeding internally for quite awhile before I even knew anything was wrong. So to save my life they did an emergency C section and my little girl was stillborn. It was so difficult. Then the same thing happened again exactly 1 year later at 17 weeks pregnant. Needless to say the doctor said no more and tied my tubes. (Sorry if TMI).
So a year later I was helping my then husband unload a huge roll of carpet and it somehow flipped out and hit me in the head and then landed on my head after I had fallen down. It broke my skull and I spent a week in the Intensive Care unit in a coma. When I woke up the doctors told me that I might not walk right or talk right etc., etc.. But I am seriously one of those stubborn types, so if you tell me I can't I most certainly will! After that for quite awhile I was a little afraid of March, I know its silly but with the record as it was I would be very cautious during that month!!

13. I love, love that I live in Utah, I so love the seasons. We are getting ready for a huge blizzard and all though its a bit scary, I am soo excited! I love that we have pretty flowery springs, hot fun summers, beautiful colorful autumns and white fluffy winters! Woo-hoo how lucky are us Utahns!!

I will post pictures of this snow storm as soon as it happens, wish me luck!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

giveaways...

awesome giveaway at A Little Tipsy go check it out!
8. Unfortuneately, I am one of those poor people who suffers way to often with migraines, been to a few doctors and nothing really eliminates them but there have been some things that help.

9. I am the only girl with 3 brothers and I love it! I was the oldest and I loved that too, I really do sometimes wish that I had sisters they always seem to have such a bond, and always a friend to go too.

10. To ten honestly this is harder than I thought it would be! But here is my last for today, I love, love holidays! Everything about them, getting the family together, crafting, cooking, shopping, decorating, everything. So excited for Christmas!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

on to the next...

On to the next part of my list, I actually have many things screaming in my brain but so little time so let us begin with number 4!!

4. I love farm animals well actually all animals, I have 3 dogs, a cat and a rabbit, I am also one of those people that acknowledges grand-animals, therefore I have 6 granddogs and 2 grandcats and some grandfish!! My kitchen and dining room are decorated in farm animals and I love them! At one time I had 12 chickens and roosters but a mean racoon (one of the very few animals I don't love) ate them all!! :(



5. I am one of those freakish people who love, loves her job, I love what I do, I love the people I work with, I just love it!

6. I think my hubby is hot!! I hope that is not TMI, but you can certainly judge for yourself, check out the pic!


7. I actually had a secret admirerer in highschool, he sent letters to my house and everything, it was actually so sweet every letter he sent would have one more letter of his name in the signature until I figured out who it was, my boyfriend at the time didn't think it was so sweet he told him if he didn't stop he would beat him up, what a jerk!

Well I need to get back to working at that job that I love so much so I will add to my list later!

Hugs,
Shelly

Thursday, November 18, 2010

100 things....

I got this idea from Beverly at her Blog Bervery Buzz, to write 100 things about me that you may or may not know, sounds like alot of fun, who knows I may learn or remember something about me I didn't know too, haha!! This may take a few days so here goes:

1. I am actually enjoying getting older, I am really comfortable in my skin, I am happy with how my life is (always knock on wood), I am getting more wise everyday. So all in all age is not an enemy.

2. I just barely discovered my crafy, seriously I didn't know I had it in me but now I am suprising my self, I especially love to repurpose - I love my plate rack made from my grandbaby Taylor's crib. She loves it too, she thinks it is very funny that it is hanging on the wall in the dining room, haha!



3. I love shopping, right now it is all about my cottage so it is a little pricey, but I can't help it (whine) it is so, so much fun and satisfying!

Okay, 3 is a good start, who knows maybe I will be back later today, if not for sure tommorrow. Check out awesome give aways at Room Remix!!

Hugs,
Shelly

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dilema...and baby

What to do, I have an old church pew that I have recovered time and time again and frankly I am just not so sure I feel the love anymore :( I am thinking about selling it but because it has been a part of my family for mor than 15 years I am a little hesitant. I know it is just furnature but it really is one of a kind. Do you have any furniture like this? I really just can't make a decision yet and it is definetely time for another recover! What to do??!!

Also, went to the doctor with my daughter today and heard little Boston-Ray's heart beat, it is crazy you can love a little person so much befor even meeting him, I just can't wait!

Monday, November 15, 2010

give away...

Another great give away I am suprised at the quality of give aways in blog land now if I would actually win one HaHa this one is over at Tater Tots and Jello for a beautiful quilt made by Honey Bear Lane, I sooo want it!!

giveaway..

there is an awesome giveaway at Brown Paper packages, be sure and check it out!!
Meet Me on Monday is hosted by Java at Never Growing Old.
Java asks 5 question for all to answer. What a great way to get to know eachother a little better.

Questions:




1. Do you eat Sushi?

2. What kind of bath soap do you use?

3. How often do you talk to your Mom?

4. What TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?

5. Did you start Christmas shopping yet?



My answers:
1. Do you eat Sushi?
Honestly I have never tried it but I would!
2. What kind of bath soap do you use?
Ivory
3. How often do you talk to your mom?
Not enough, once a week?
4. What TV shows do you watch on a regular basis?
Reality TV junkie here, I know it is not real but for some reason I am fasinated!
5. Did you start Christmas shopping yet?
Yup, but I wish I were finished!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Military...

I didn't have access to my computer yesterday so I could not post about something that I am so, so proud of and that is of my 2 sons who are currently serving our great country. I have one son in the Army and one in the Navy and I am so proud of the men that they have become. I am also so thankful to all the men and women who have served or are serving for their great sacrifices made for everyone's freedom. To my sons I miss you everyday but I am PROUD. To all in the services THANK YOU!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Weekends...


I love weekends, time to spend time with my family and play in my house. Right now I am getting ready for a pretty big project - I am going to remodel a tiny room into a nursery/craft/guest room! Woot-Woot!! Wish me luck! first tho I think I will go home and cuddle with these two to get some motivation!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Plate rack..


I have to admit that at one time I loved to just peruse many fantastic blogs and steal very clever ideas!! Therefore, now that I am actually living my own bloggy adventure I can't remember who I stole some of the most clever ideas that I have copied. So in advance I am going to apologize for not giving credit where credit is due. So here is one of the many projects that I have stolen, I mean borrowed :)! I made this plate rack out of my granddaughters crib and I love it and so does she. She thinks it is very funny that her bed is now on Nama's wall. LOL!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

So beautiful...

Everyone really needs to run and check out the nativity set give away at The Best Mama Chef it is really so beautitul, especially if you are a collector! Good luck!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010



Sorry no pics of the how to. I made this a couple years ago but I really love it so I wanted to share: It is made of 3 half circles, 10 inches, 8 inches and 6 inches. The ten inch one has ten holes drilled in it for the suckers, the 8 inch has 7 and the 6 inch has 5. The turkey head is kind of shaped like an 8 that is about 2 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches tall. Clear as mud? He is loved by all, I have him on my desk at work and I am constantly refilling the suckers!!

Congrats...

Congrats to the Birthday Blog! 200 followers, woot-woot!! Hopefully I will be following in your footsteps!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Family....


So obviously in my all about me segment I mention that I have a large family, with the hubs, our 8 crazy kids, and the 8 1/2 perfect grandkids. But, that is just the begginning of it. I also love, love animals so from time to time you might get to meet a few of my petlets!! I have 3 dogs and a granddog living with me, a kitten and a bunny. I love them all them make my home even more cozy!!