Friday, May 28, 2010

Dream A Little Dream

The above design board is amazing to me!!!  If you want an awesome site to look at the link from the picture is a great blog.  I LOVE the Moravian star pendant lighting pictured above and the amazing chandelier in the bathroom.  I think I could use about 5 of those chandeliers in different spots in my house.  The colors in the grouping are wonderful and oh how I love the white chair and unique mirror!  Well I guess you can tell how much I admire this grouping and design idea.  Thought I would share it with you too!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hair Bow Solution

Just wanted to show you a quick solution to a problem we had for keeping hair bows neat and being able to see what matched the outfit!!!  My neighbor gave me the frame and I spray painted it black and
then she stapled chicken wire on the back because she had some. (my neighbor could write an entire blog on why she has chicken wire and what goes into the process of raising laying hens...) The end result is an awesome bow organizer that keeps them neatly displayed.  Now I don't have to go through a bucket to determine if a have a matching bow or not.  Also my daughter loves to go into the bathroom and pick the bow that goes with her outfit and that makes me happy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My most dreaded thing to do...

I really dislike to cook.  I don't know if it is the preparation or making sure we have all the ingredients or trying to take care of the kids while I am sweating to death b/c the kitchen gets so hot.  Well whatever the reason I do not like to cook.  One day when I am rich from blogging I will pay someone to cook for my family.  You know how people pay for people to come in and clean I would much rather have someone cook for me!!!  Okay enough of my complaining, I really do try to cook with a happy heart but it is very hard for me.  To try to help with the process of dinner I created this Weekly Menu that I have enjoyed.  It takes the stress out of thinking what is for dinner every day.  You can make these, it is so easy!
The menu board is just a cheap frame from Wal-Mart.  Then the backing of the frame is covered in burlap and finally I stamped the days of the week onto the burlap.  Super Easy!!!  Then you can just write the weeks menu on the glass and wipe it off and write the new menu.  Now the other easy part is dinner for tonight which is beans and cornbread.  Seriously one of my family favorites.  I got the recipe from my sister-in-law and she said it was one of her family favorites also.  I didn't believe her until I made it and well is was a hit.
Here is the recipe:
Beans and Rice
This is my kids all time favorite supper and they said that they can live off of it!!!  It is the cheapest thing to make!
1 bag of pinto beans.  Soak according to directions.  Rinse, Add water to about 2inches above the beans. (Can always add more water at the end if it is drying up)  Chop an onion and add.  Put in 1 can of Rotel, salt, pepper, Garlic powder, sometimes I add Cumin to taste.  Bring to a boil and then put on a lid and simmer for 5 hours or more.  Stir occasionally.  Serve with rice.  We put rice in bottom of the bowl, top with beans, Shredded cheese, Sour cream, Salsa, or whatever toppings you like.  I usually fix corn or another type of veggie with this.  Sometimes I use cornbread instead of rice and we call them Indian tacos and so the same thing instead of rice.

So what is for dinner tonight at your house?

Search for a Cake Plate

This past Saturday was my daughters birthday and I had been searching for some cake plates.  I didn't want really fancy ones and I also wanted them to be luck.  Since I had no luck finding what I wanted I decided to make my own.  Not one but 2 cake plates for only $4.00.   Yes $4.00 and I love how
they turned out.
I purchased the two plates and two glasses from the dollar store.  I already had the glue at home and some pink and purple tulle.  All it took was a little glue on the bottom of the glasses and a ribbon around the tulle for decoration and instant cake plates were the result!

I can't wait to use them again.

Oh and let me introduce you to my new pet.  His name is Champ and he is known as my dog and I couldn't be more excited about "my dog".  I fell in love with him at the animal shelter and couldn't stop thinking about him, so now he's mine!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Have you ever had a time in your life that you just feel completely weighed down by everything that needs to be accomplished in the dailyness of life?  It is if and only if all the things on the To-Do List that we ourselves have created that we can then feel like we completed something when the list is complete.  I quickly forget that without God nothing is able to get accomplished and I will find my true joy and contentment in Him only. If you click on the attachment above it will take you to an amazing devotion that I just wanted to share, hope this will make your heart happy too.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

To Blog or not...

Sorry for the poor blogging the past couple of weeks.  I will attempt to do a better job because my wonderful neighbor has let me borrow a camera of hers so I will have no more excuses for the absence of blogging.  My goal is to start blogging again within the next few weeks.  Thanks so much for checking out the blog and hope you will check back soon.  Have a wonderful day.