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

Just he and I and all of them...

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday thoughts..

I really have so much to share but I have not had a chance to download my pictures so stay tuned cuz next week is going to be full of pictures and projects!

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Something that I am thankful for...

I am so thankful that I had good teachers in school. The hubster just went back to school on Monday this week and he is finding that he never learned some of the most basic of math. He doesn't know his multiplication tables. I find that so crazy because I remember so clearly learning that in 3rd grade. Thank you Mrs. Thornock!! Teachers have such a dramatic input on our lives and if they value that than we have to be so grateful and thankful. I can truly say that I can only think of having one teacher that I didn't completely appreciate. Also, I tried very hard to make sure that the teachers my kids had to deal with were only the best, of course this was not always the case but they did know that I was always an involved parent, which I am positive makes a difference in how your child is taught. Did you have great teachers or do you have any bad teacher stories to share? I would love to hear them.

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Wow...

I am going to throw out my Wednesday Wow to the amazing people who work with the homeless community. I work on a committee with many agencies who work diligently to help people who are temporarily homeless to those who are chronically homeless. I am amazed at their dedication and at the changes that are being made because of them. We all should think about our homeless especially at this time with the holidays coming up. Remember even your smallest contribution is incredibly helpful. Drop a can of food off at your newest food bank or even better donate a turkey.

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yikes...Tuesday to dos...

Let's count how many of the to dos I did, one... Umm, yep that's right I did one thing on my list. I attempted to shop with coupons, and well it wasn't so great, but I am not giving up ;) Other than that I did nothing on my list! However, I did get my prize box sent out to Kimberly, yay! So for this week I will again work on:
1. The vanity's
2. Christmas shopping
And in addition
3. Putting my craft/style room together!

Wish me luck!

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend report...

The hubster went deer hunting over the weekend so I had the house to myself! It was so quiet, while I miss him when he is away, it is nice to be alone sometimes! I went thrifting with Ashley, we found some amazing things that I will be sharing in a future post. I had my grandie Boston most of the day on Saturday and he is teething, poor little goomba! :( My other grandie Taylor got her first hair cut, of course I left my camera at home so I can't post the picture, but I will put it up tomorrow. It is so dang cute!! I watched my two newest addictions on demand - The Sisterwives and Extreme Couponing, they both drive me crazy but I can't quit watching, ughh! Other than that I did the normal, clean the house and laundry. Pretty uneventful, but very nice.

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Simple Sunday...

Sunday flew away and I really just completely forgot to post. So this is for my Simple Sunday thought of the day.

In our busy lives of errands and appointments we often lose touch of the important things in life.
Then out of the blue, there is that moment, sometimes tragic, sometimes wonderful. In that one instance, everything is put back in perspective and our purpose becomes perfectly clear...if only for a moment. Cherish it.

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Silly...

Just a silly little thought from my 3-year old grandie Taylor, upon the first meeting of her little baby brother she said "Mommy, I would have appreciated it if he was a little bigger!". Silly girl, she wanted him to be able to play with her!


Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saving at the Grocery Store...

So I went grocery shopping last night with coupons and sales ads in hand and still spent $395.00. Ughhh!!!! I seriously need some advice on saving money at the grocery store. I saved $15 with coupons but obviously that is not enough. We don't have any stores in the area that will double coupons. I am thinking that I obviously need to change stores which makes me so sad because I love the quality of the meat and produce at my store and I also love the customer service. Sacrifices will have to be made, erghhh. So how do you all save money? I really do need some good advice.

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Things I am Thankful for Thursday...

I am thankful for so many things that it would be pages and pages if I listed them all! What a lucky person I am!! I am so thankful that I'm really at a place in my life where I feel very comfortable. It isn't about money or the lack of money, or anything like that. It is just about a feeling of being comfortable in my own skin. Being comfortable with who I am and what I am doing with my life. I like it, I like me and for that I am very thankful!
Me and My handsome hubster, who I am also very thankful for!!

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday WOW!...

So for awhile Wednesday's are going to be about WOW's around here. They may be amazing, they may be happy, they may be funny or they may be very sad. Today I have two WOW's. First of all I have to say WOW, I am sooooo slow, I have not sent out the giveaway that Kimbely won about a million years ago, seriously as I type this, her pretty little box full of goodies sits on the table next to the door begging to be mailed out to its rightful owner!! I am so sorry Kimberly, again I promise you it will go out this weekend!!! My second WOW is so terribly horrible and sad. We just heard on our local news today that a young girl who has been missing for over a month was found in a shallow grave in Morgan. My heart is breaking into a million pieces for the Mom who will never be able to hold her daughter close again, for the family who will ache to hug her and the friends who will miss her laughter. WOW, how do these horrible things happen? We live in this beautiful world and yet things like this cause us to live with the subtle yet constant fear for our own children. Please send prayers to Alexis Rasmussen's family and remember to hug your loved ones close.

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Tuesday's To Do's..

So for a little while my Tuesday theme will be called Tuesday's To Dos. How clever is that?! I am actually very excited and hopeful that this will help to get me motivated to do some projects that I desperately need to do. So for my first Tuesday's To Do list I will
1. Start working on the two Space Saving Vanity's I promised.
2. Start Christmas Shopping.
3. Seriously attempt coupon shopping this week.

I will report my progress on these to do's next Tuesday. Wish me luck!

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly

Monday, October 17, 2011

I am not lost...really I'm not...

Well it really has been a while and I have no excuses, other than life that it is. I have truly been swamped at work and at home so I have been so neglectful to my little blog. (crying here). I really have missed posting but the good part is that I have alot to share! I have completely remodeled a room in my house! YAY! I can't wait to share, but even more exciting news is that my Navy Boy David-Alan is here on leave and he is staying in the previously mentioned remodeled room, so it is a disaster! I also have a few crafts to share among other things, so the goal is to post everyday for the rest of the year. I know pretty lofty, but I am going to put a great effort to it! I think I will make theme days to make it a bit easier. So for Mondays it will be a weekend report.
Weekend report #1-
My fabulous Navy Boy arrived at home at about midnight on Friday!! So great to see him! He is such a good boy good man, I really could not be more proud of him. He has been on a ship out to sea for months and months and he is so happy to be home with his family and we are so happy to have him here with us. I do have to say that it is bitter sweet because it is only for 10 days :(
Handome hubster and Navy boy
So of course on Saturday we had all kinds of young men and women coming over to see David-Alan, it was great to see all of his friends all grown up, it is kind of crazy to see them as responisble adults, the last time I saw most of them they were monster teenagers! haha! On Sunday we had a dinner with all of our kids (except Army Boy since he is in Texas)so we had a house full with 7 kids and thier spouses and all of my grandies, it was heaven! I love these times, watching the little cousins play and our adult kids interacting with each other. I truly feel so blessed, they are all doing so well and get along with each other so great, we are so fortunate to have such an amazing family!

So how was your weekend? Anything exciting to share?

Until later,
Hugs,
Shelly