June 23, 2009

I won I won

Ok a quick post to thank Tip Junkie.

Check it out http://www.tipjunkie.com/2009/06/birthday-bash-day-4.html I won the brithday dress. I'm so excited. YAHOO for me! I finally won someting.

It's late and the kids are packed, I had to make a few last minute bows for Clarissa, I have not been pushing the bow issue lately as she informed me the other day "I hate bows" I wanted to cry. I think it's having her hair brushed that she hates. We took our Easter pictures 2 1/2 months late today so, now she can get her hair cut as she wishes.

The kids and I are leaving tomorrow evening for a trip to my dad in MI til the 4th. There is so much to write about. I'm hoping to get caught up when I get back. I'll list a few things to jog my bad memory when I return.

  • Free Fishing day- Hunter won 1st place in his age 0-5 and Kent won 1st in the adult division
  • Kent won yet, another gun at the Mule Deer foundation dinner.
  • I taught summer school for 11 days at Monaco, the school I began my career at. I miss Monaco.
  • Jacob is here for the summer.
  • I began part of my summer cleaning. Rissa's room is rearranged and just need to redo her closet and hang pictures, my room had begun. Kent has a to do list for while we are gone.
  • I've read 2 books so far this summer. WOW!
  • As I stil I'm trying to decide what to take on vaca to keep my busy. I think Imay take my custom jewelery kit I bought a year ago and never find the time to pay with. I want to work on my store and get things going. I don't want to do as many shows.

Just a thougt on my shows. I love doing craft shows however, I do not love the time they take away from my family. I recently hear a story of a mom who walked away from a PHD program that was paid for, for the sake of her children. It has made me think about my priorities. I have put any further education on hold (yes, I said hold, the deepest desires of my heart tell me I wan a PHD. I have a yearning for education I can not explain. I love going to school and I love learning) but, still fill my time with other things. I need to prioritize and decide what is truely important. I'm hoping to do more online and home parties. At my last few home parties I've done so well and it's so much easier than a craft show. My ROI is so much higher as well.

OK I need to get to bed. Still have things to do like teach tomorrow. Pack my stuff, plane bag (goodies to keep the kids occupied since sleep in never an option for them).

Not sure I'll have access to this for a while. Have a great week and Happy 4th.

June 18, 2009

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One of my faveorite blogs is not a blog anymore. Tip Junkie's got dot com!
Check it out. I find all kinds of great ideas and blogs to follow.

I was even feature on here once upon a time. I'm hoping to do something great again someday!

So get your move on and go visit. www.Tipjunkie.com

June 10, 2009

For Kids with Eczema, a Simple Solution - The Checkup -

For Kids with Eczema, a Simple Solution - The Checkup -

I tried this a few weeks ago with Hunter and it worked well. Just thought I'd pass it on. It also makes the bathroom smell clean. Something mine doesn't always do since I've been married and had kids.

Have a fun summer. Don't forget to check the summer fun blog.

June 7, 2009




I was so excited for summer to come. I was looking forward to a new routine. Sandboxes and water play. Parks, Movies and cleaning my house.  I had a grand plan in my head.  We weren’t going anywhere until I had things organized.


Then I woke up.

First my dad e mailed me with a great deal 3 tickets to MI for less than $400.00, that and the fact that just the previous night Clarissa had prayed to go to Poppy’s. I couldn’t say NO so we are off for 11 days of fun at the lake and will be there for the annual 4th of July celebration, Fireworks right in front of us, so FUN! 

Then an offer came to teach Summer school from Tuesday, (Monday is teachers last day) and then I will teach till we leave.  Have you ever wanted something but, didn’t? That’s how I feel about summer school.  Really the only part of it I want is the $$ so I will do it.  (I keep telling myself, it’s a house payment, 2 trips to DL after annual passes, lots of scrapbook, an YUDU, or any other thing on my wish list)It’s only 11 days and will provide me with more then 11 days of fun. The reality in all of this is I’m looking at July 5th before I can really start my dream summer.

On my defense. I did start on Rissa’s room tonight and got her bed moved. How much stuff can be behind a 4 year olds bed?  We found last summer’s missing sandle. Polly pocket and Barbie accessories, Wrappers from food she keeps sneaking. (Any advise on sneaky kids?) I like it a lot for now. She still needs a new bed but, this one will do. 

Tomorrow I will finish her closet and do laundry.  I’m so excited my BFF has classes down here this next week. I was triple excited till I realized a week isn’t that long when you with people you like. It’s forever when you don’t like the person. 


Saturday Kent and I went to the Mule Deer foundation dinner in St. George. we had 12 1/2 hours away from kids.  OK I called BFF and she met me to do some shopping. Kent went to sporting goods stores and we went to girl store. Roberts, Kohl’s, Down East, and then I went to Krumpet’s.  I started the day by getting my hair cut. I hate getting it cut in Vegas. My stylist moved and I can never find anyone who listens.  I got a really short cut for me.  So far I love it.  Should be easy and fun for the summer.  Kent was lucky an won a new gun. Just what he needs.


My list are made for summer and I’m hoping to get a lot accomplished.  scrap room cleaned and organized. Kitchen painted. Vinyl hung in my own house. (I think it’s a sin to sell something and not use it yourself).  Hunter’s room redecorated since he has a big boy bed. 


Hello summer. and I really am greatful for the extra work. I just wish I’d had one day off but, in today’s economy a job is a job.  I’m most excited because I’m going back to my old middle school that I love. 

June 2, 2009

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Check this out. I knew their had to be an easier way to do this. 

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This maybe the best kept secret. 

adding pictures was/ is so easy.  SFCatalog_p01 000_0002  My little Chef. She learned to make cheese fries at cooking class. 

WOW. I may get it all up and running even with adding a few more work days to my school year!

you can change the fonts so easily.  Now I just have to figure out how to do it to more than one blog. Look out blog world.here I come! No more excuses!


thanks Julia!

I may be a pro blogger soon. Ok that’s a little much but this is so cool!