Friday, January 15, 2010

Christmas Crafts for Donuts with Santa!!

I was asked by a friend at my girls school to make some crafts to help raise money. Instantly, I thought, sure! that's a great idea. I can promote some of the things I've been trying to sell in my Etsy shop. I asked some friends what they thought I should make weeks before this things was scheduled. I was going to kick butt!!
Then life continued to happen, I procrastinated a little, ran a little low on funds and my mom came to visit! You know? The usual excuses I have!

A really good idea I was given was these coasters made from 4 inch tiles!! I told my mom what I was doing so of course while she was here, she decided these would be GREAT Christmas gifts for practically EVERYONE she knew!!!
So I stamped out roughly 80 of these things!! At least it was good practice for these!!

I had a couple other designs too but I can't seem to find the pictures for them!!
Again, story of my life! But it is 2010 so I am changing that!! :)
Next we have some simple little paper bag ornaments!

I also made some cute little kid aprons.
I bought a couple of pot holders and kitchen towels and put these puppies together in no time!

I made a couple ornaments too! I just picked up some glass ornaments from Hobby Lobby and stuffed them with pieces of ribbon and 'sprinkles'!! (Rhinestones)
Of course while I was selling them I realized this was the money maker and I should have made more than 11!!! (one broke while I was filling it!)
The kiddos went crazy over these!! remind me next year just to make these!!

And here are the Hairbows for my Etsy shop that I NEVER got put up!!
But they sold out too! So that went well!

And this is the Beautiful After math that I call my kitchen!!! Let me just say, Sean is not too fond of my crafting. We ate at the coffee table for a whole week because I had this stuff everywhere getting ready for the Donuts with Santa thing!! I do have to say that it wasn't a complete waste though!! I helped raise $54 for the school and..........

A couple of 'Hotties' made their appearance!!! My heart palpatates a little faster everytime I look at these pictures!!
I did get my picture taken with Edward but I looked a little too 'crazed' to show it!
Yes, I am a twenty-something mother of four children and I HEART Edward!! Yes, I do know that he is a fictional character, but I love him nonetheless. And because Jacob was staring at me the whole 4 hours I was there I began to understand Bella's delima!
I can honestly say that I hate M's teacher right now!! Okay not really, hate is such a strong word. I just dislike her a little bit because she got to take Jacob home. Now, had it been Edward? I'd probably be serious about the hate thing!!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Some Thoughts! Or maybe just One!

There is this really awesome gal who is having an 'online baby shower' with giveaways and such. And it got me to thinking how I really got gypped in the whole baby shower department!
Sean's mom had a baby shower for me when I was pregnant with Madison and invited ALL of my family so there was really no need for my side of the family to have one for me. Then when I was pregnant with Taylor there was no baby shower because A: she was another girl 2: they were only 15 months apart so I could still use pretty much EVERYTHING C: I don't think there was a third reason? That's all I was given.
Then baby number three came along. I needed EVERYTHING!!! It had been 3 and a half years since we had a baby in our house and I sold EVERYTHING when Taylor was 8 months old because I swore we were NOT having anymore kids!!
Anyway......Baby shower?? NOPE!!! You wanna know why? Well even if you don't I'm still gonna tell ya! and you may have guessed it anyway..... duh! Because we were having another girl!

Did you know that if you already have two girls and you are having a third then you don't need a baby shower? Well that is what I was told and this silly ol' 24 year old (at the time) believed them! So you know what? When baby number four was baking in this ol' oven I didn't even wonder if I was gonna have a baby shower because SHE. WAS. ANOTHER. GIRL!!!!!!
Now I did have some WONDERFUL friends offer to have a get together for me and the DUMB ASS that I am turned them down because I thought I didn't deserve it!!! Yeah, for the past 6 years I had been told that I didn't need one and when the chance came up...... I freaking turned it down!! Go figure!!!
So why am I even whining about this today? Because this is my blog and I can! That's pretty much the only reason!
Because there will be no more 'buns in this oven' and that kinda makes me sad
Then somebody screams or tattles or vomits or etc. etc. and I'm happy that I only have four Beautiful Daughters!! (only four? Ha! How absurd is it to say it like that?!)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It's Broken!!!

And it's probably not what you thought I was gonna say. Me! I'm so broke right

now I don't have two pennies to rub together. Let alone buy me some groceries!

Now, I don't want anyone feeling sorry for me or my kids cause we DO have

food in the house. It's just that it's the stuff that no one really wants to eat.

You know the kind? You fan the pantry or fridge door a couple of times and

can't find ANYTHING to eat! Even though it is staring right back at you!!!

So, no more money until NEXT Wednesday means making meals and snacks

out of what's left!!

Here is a run down of what I am dealing with:


  • 3 bags of tortilla chips (these were bought for a dip I didn't make)
  • 2 bags of sour cream and onion chips (guess everything does work out)
  • 1/2 bag of pretzel sticks
  • 6 slices of bread
  • 7 dinner rolls
  • 4 boxes of assorted pastas
  • 6 open boxes of crackers
  • 2 boxed potatoes
  • 2 4oz. cans of mushrooms
  • 1 6oz can black olives
  • 1 15oz can Asparagus spears (extra long!)
  • 1 46oz can pineapple juice
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 3 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 bottles of Hershey syrup
  • 1 humongo can of pumpkin! (because you know there was a shortage this year and I didn't want to be without!!)
  • 2 bottles ranch dressing
  • 1 bottle relish
  • 1 bottle vinegar
  • 2 cans Rotel


  • 1 1/2 gal milk
  • whole chicken
  • pork roast
  • ham steak
  • grape jelly
  • strawberry jelly
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Velveeta
  • 1 rolled pie crust
  • 3 slices of cheese
  • 4 ozs of Cool Whip (give or take)
  • dill slices and dill midgets
  • 8 oz block of colby cheese
  • 16 Baby carrots and 2 little pieces of broccoli
  • 24 oz tub of sour cream
  • little bit of leftover turkey

Kitchen Freezer

  • 2 quarts vanilla ice cream (too bad that can't be a meal!)
  • canadian whiskey!! What? who put that there??
  • 4 chicken patties
  • 2 'half' bags of hashbrowns
  • bag of corn
  • bag of peas
  • half bag of green beans
  • ham bone
  • pie crust
  • 1 lb of butter
  • pack of brauts
  • some m&m's, reeses peanut butter cups and hershey candy bars? (So that's were Sean's been hiding his candy!!)

Deep Freeze

  • Ham
  • 3 lbs sausage
  • 10 packs of bacon
  • pork chops
  • Ham Steaks

(Excuse All the Pork! We bought a pig from my brother and we forgot how to buy chicken and cow!)

  • 4 packs Italian sausage
  • 1 pack cheese-wurst with jalapenos
  • 3 lbs of chicken tenders ( oh, good! we did get a chicken!)
  • 2 1/2 lbs chicken breast
  • 2 bags of broccoli
  • 2 bag corn
  • 1 bag peas
  • 1 bag french fries

I'm gonna apologize to ya'll right now. Here I thought we were going to starve and I guess I just needed to get up off my lazy rump and do an inventory. Sorry for this interruption in your day, I'm going to go feel silly for abit and then start making supper!

Are you Excited?

Cause I am!!! I don't know what it is about twenty-ten? but I am Pumped!!!

(Should I even say that? I've been known to be a dork!)

I just keep feeling that this is THE YEAR!!! For what? ANYTHING!!

I still haven't taken down our Christmas Trees and decorations but I don't do

that until after the 6th anyway. I like to leave Christmas up till Epiphany. It

only makes since right? That is when the Magi came to visit Jesus. Also known

as Feast Day to wrap up the Twelve Days of Christmas.

I've felt a little bummed about having to take down the decorations so I have

decided to leave up two trees and decorate them for Valentine's Day. I just love

leaving the lights on. It makes the house seem more cozy and inviting!

I want to do a little tutorial and show off the tree, so keep me accountable. If I

don't have that up by the 10th, I expect somebody to be asking me where that

is!! ;)

I also need a little help... I want to find my niche in the blog world and I am

struggling terribly!! I am all over the place with this blog and I'd like to only

focus on a couple of things! So thank you to you diligent souls who read through

this muddled mess! I would also like to change my blog name....AGAIN!!!

because I WANT to finish things!! Any ideas?? I know it's kinda of stupid for

me to be asking this since I'm not even sure what I will be offering yet. I'd

like to have the title include Princesses and I'm not really sure what else.....

I know, I'm so difficult!

Friday, January 1, 2010

The First Day...

of the year and I'm already letting you down.

I was hoping to be hiding in a closet right now typing some fantabulous story about what has been going on at my house since about 7:30 last night. Instead I am sitting on the couch while one child and two adults nap, two kids are watching Spongebob and the other four are playing with the one year olds Christmas present.

Nobody has gotten on my nerves yet. I actually enjoyed staying in the kitchen cooking from 6 last night until 4 this morning and getting back up at 7 to cook some more. Even though nobody told me how good it was or thanked me for slaving away so long on it. I not mad or hurt or angry.
I enjoyed it and if I liked it, it had to be good! I know this because back in the day (when my cooking wasn't as excellent as it is today) I didn't want to eat what I had made. I don't think the reason was because it was gross or anything, I just wasn't hungry after all of that cooking!

I apologize for this lame post but a few of my 2010 goals are to make this a 'Rockin' blog with some changes and plans I have to better myself. And I'm hoping I can write better when I've had more than 3 hours of sleep in a 33 hour period!!

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