Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
That's it.... I really could have sworn that two days ago it was 37 days! WOW, does time fly! I am excited though. I love the "togetherness" that Christmas usually brings. Usually even the friends and foes can come together on this one (I will update you on how that works @ my workplace, because that can happen here, peace on earth should be pretty dang close)!!
I have found that it seems to be much more merrier times when people really stop and celebrate the real meaning of Christmas and not get caught in the commercial aspect of it. Hopefully with times being so tough right now with almost everyone, many will be forced to celebrate it in that manner. Once you do it once, you will want to continue to do it to recreate the wonderful peace within it brings for everyone.
I talked to my brother in B'ham last night, who has three children. I asked how he felt about letting the kids draw names and that be it. He was all for it and said because we are not able to get together as often as we would like, he doesn't want the kids to relate that when we do, there always seems to be presents, instead of sharing quality family time. Not only does it lift the stress financially but I much rather have quality time with family and friends than anything else, especially those I do not get to see often. I am really looking forward to that.
This is a special Christmas for me in others too. It will be my first Christmas to spend with Nathan and Chloe and the rest of his family and I should be moved into our new little farm house the week of! Really looking forward to getting in there, although I had to pick the busiest time of the year, but HEY.... if it is not hectic, it's not me pulling stuff off. Actually come to think of it that entire week is crazy. I have all of my Christmas orders to make sure are filled, I have an event at the Guild, I have Jace's Christmas party at school to be in charge of, a banquet to go to in Alabama that weekend, a breakfast for our Board and our luncheon, plus move. WOW! This ought to be interesting. Yuck! Now what I see it in black and white.... O well! I will just brace myself and pull through it as usual. My wonderful boyfriend seems to know when to step in, although if he reads this may decide to head out of town that week (if he was thinking cleverly). LOL!
Regardless, I am just going to take it as it comes and promise myself to enjoy every moment of it. Memories is what I find to be the silver lining in it all. I will just have probably a little more of them to tell when I am old and sitting around with the other ladies in a nursing home.
I hope that everyone will enjoy the season for the reason, relax, make wonderful memories with their loved ones and avoid the stress that usually comes with this time of the year. That is my goal for the season! Maybe it will make for a great beginning of a new year as well!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Of course, I got a little upset and decided to go outside and visit his star that my kids picked out for him the night he passed away and what a beautiful clear sky it was. After coming in, I got ready for bed and pulled the covers down and there was a blue blanket, identical to the one my Papa had that him and fought over for the past two years and he gave me several days before he died and usually I carry that blanket with me and happen to have left it this go round. The next morning, I decided to go outside and spend some time viewing God's beauty and read his word. As I walked out on the back porch, I look around and could see my Papa everywhere. His grandmother had Christmas cactus everywhere and what I call airplane plants.
We traveled back to MS that evening and got ready for our Thanksgiving dinner with my family. My mother came home from Alabama and my dad came in from Alabama too and we enjoyed our Thanksgiving Friday evening. We spent the night over my brothers, the entire family Thursday night and built a fire and sat around it telling stories on one another and the kids made smores. It was very nice and relaxing. Friday morning, my sister-in-law, my daughter and I hit the "BLACK FRIDAY" sales (which I said that I was not going to do).
We left the house about 2:30 am and headed out, with no sleep basically but coffee in hand. We got to our first store that opened at 3am and by 9:30am we had hit 7 stores and one of those twice. It was not bad at all and we had a great time. I was so excited because I got my 119.00 quilt I had been eyeing for 29.00.
The lack of sleep was worth every bit of that so now I have the bedspread that I truly wanted and saved 100.00 on it. It was funny because this was my daughter's first time to experience it and probably by 8:30 or so, she was literally dragging bags throughout the mall. I enjoyed her being with me though and she enjoyed it too! By 11:00 that morning, heading home we all starting showing clear signs of deliriousness and were VERY tired. I think we all took about an hour nap at some point throughout the day in between preparing our dinner and it would be safe to say that the three of us all called it an early night that night!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Here is the inspiration for my room though. This is a pic Nathan and I took in New Orleans. I LOVE it! NO has some of the prettiest scenery to me.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren't. If you preach, just preach God's Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don't take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don't get bossy; if you're put in charge, don't manipulate; if you're called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don't let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face. Love from the center of who you are; don't fake it.
I get a bible verse everyday from my church and this is the one from today! Thought it was a great one to share, as they all are, but this one particularly. Very simple and to the point.
Have a blessed day!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
YAY! It's Wednesday and only have two days til Friday! Wednesday has become one of my favorite days because I know I am on the downward slope to reach the weekend from this point forward!
It's going to be a busy Wednesday put definitely looking forward to it. Tonight is paint night! I love painting and doing anything that pertains to home decor. We are painting Nathan's room tonight. He recently bought a house and we have been painting all the rooms. After this one, we have one left.. the big one... the living room. It is amazing how far he has come with it all in the little time that has past. It's been fun though! He may not view it that way, but it has been for me. It has made me want to tackle my own room now. My room has only really ever been a place to sleep and nothing more other than ANOTHER place for my kids to lays something down somewhere. (URG!) I believe that everyone's bedroom should be their own little palace and a great place to relax and get away from the distractions of the world (if it is a palace, you are allowed to pretend that you actually can escape that). BUT... the room has to be created with that coziness feeling and something that feels like you. I found mine..
Anyway, enough of that.... well actually now this bedroom is all I can see in my head so instead of going on and on about it, I will close this post. Hope everyone enjoys their WEDNESDAY!!!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Today is ETSY DAY... for those who are not aware of Etsy and especially if you are an artisan of any sort or a buyer of handmade quality items, you definitely should check out http://www.etsy.com/. There is some AMAZING talent there. Also, all of the stuff is handmade. Etsy does allow supplies to be sold and some vintage things as well, but mostly is people who single-handily make items anywhere from jewelry to clothes to decor for your home. When you purchase something from here you have the satisfaction of knowing the time, love and effort along with the quality that is put in to each piece made. Again, check it out!!!
AMY..... you need to open an account and start selling them lap trays and those hand carved walking sticks.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This is the place I want to camp.
Two of the many breath-taking sunsets
I have a view of it from work and some days I just wish I could stay outside and watch the sailboats all day! I love water & the outdoors I guess. It's the direct reflection of God's creation!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
After that We got in the yard and mowed. My first experience on a riding lawn mower. I'm sure for the passer-byers it was a great laugh for the morning. Needless to say, my uncle finished that task and I decided to tackle the blackberry vines. This is where I spent most of my time during the day. I cleaned all the dead vines out and all million of the little oaks that were growing within them. I only come away with 5 or 6 thorns in my hands. Found great gloves that you can actually grab up all of the stuff up and not worry about the thorns. Blackberry thorns are the worst ever to me. I think I rather sit on a cactus. (Not really). Here is a shot of the blackberry vines after I finished them and the pile that I took out of there. I think after I finished, the pile actually had more in it than there was blackberries left on the vines. Cannot wait til the are ready. The are green now.
This is part of his greenhouse. He says the secret of growing plants is not leaving them lonely, so he actually has a radio in there that plays 24-7. He must be on to something, because he can make a dead stick sprout something.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
...and these are the days of Jennifer's land!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
(1) Fine :
(2) Five Minutes:
(4) Go Ahead:
(5) Loud Sigh:
(6) That's Okay:
(9) Don't worry about it, I got it:
Monday, February 9, 2009
Ras, Claire, Sii (can you tell he is spoiled?)
Friday, February 6, 2009
Here is how it works:
- Now that I have been chosen, I must choose 5 bloggers that I feel should receive the Blog award.
- I must list 10 things about myself that you probably do not know
- I must post a quote
- Post most award using a direct link to the person who chose me.
SO here we go:
My 5 blog choices:
- http://www.picklesonpizza.blogspot.com/ - My first blog to follow and one of my first followers. She is very committed to her blog and I am always ready to see her next post!!!
- http://www.doodlebugspaper.blogspot.com/ - She is an amazing crafter in her art. Her blog is colorful and neat. Any stationary needs, check her out!
- http://www.bumpkinonaswing.blogspot.com/ - I just recently started following this blog but it is a very good blog. Plus I love the name!
- http://www.baroness-bijoutery.blogspot.com/ - She is a dedicated follower of mine and also a fellow crafter. She has some great links on her blog.
- http://www.juicy--pop.blogspot.com/ - This blog is hilarious. You can tell she has great wit about her. Her blog is also very lively!
You need to check these blogs out!!! They definitely bring joy to my day!
10 random things about me (you probably do not know):
- My middle name is Ca'rie (CA-REE) and everyone pronounces it Carrie and it used to drive me in sane.
- One day I would like to own a Harley of my own, although I have never driven a motorcycle.
- I have 8 tattoos and want 1 more.
- My "craftiness" comes honestly, my mother is a wonderful dollhouse miniature artisian.
- I am from a Spanish descendant and cannot speak a word of it. Shame on me!
- I have been writing poetry since I was 9 years old... (very long time)!
- I will eat anything but English peas.. YUCK!! :(
- I am deathly afraid of a roach.. snakes, spiders and any other bug do not bother me!
- My favorite bible verse is .. for with God all things are possible- Mark 10:27
- I secretly wish I could have been a professional dancer (not a pole dancer or a ballerina, one in videos)
One of my Favorite Quotes:
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Gandhi
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Zena ( The Princess Warrior)
I am getting ready for a busy weekend...
Starts tomorrow. I will be at my daughter's school conducting a science project. Well... I always opted out while I was in school not to do this because I never was a big fan of science and not so good at it either... so what was I thinking signing up to do a Science Project in front of an entire 5th grade class??? It ought to be pretty interesting for sure.... LOL!!!
Saturday I have a baby shower to give that I thought we were going to have to cancel last night because she went into the hospital last night with contractions. They got them stopped and sending her home today so we are in the clear for now!!!
I also have got to get in factory speed with making my jewelry. The new store that I am putting some jewelry in that is in Brookhaven is opening this coming Monday. Not prepared to the point I need to be so it will be a crazy weekend.
My birthday is Sunday, yes lucky me, Super- Bowl Sunday!!! Who could be any luckier, right? That is like having a birthday on Christmas Day. I have to much to do anyway to even remember that it is going to be my birthday.. As long as my mom gets to come home before midnight I think I will be just fine!!!! I miss her terribly! We are going to get together with some very good friends and going to have a Super-Bowl/ Birthday cook-out at my brother and sister-in-laws house so it will be fun!!!! I am grateful that I have people in my life to share it with.
So pray that my head will not spin off and stay attached through the duration of the weekend!!! Most of all pray that I do not blow up my daughter's school. Now that would be bad!!!!!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I joined a listing that gives information about advertised shows all over. Some of the information has been useful. I am trying to get them mapped out of what I would like to do. I am shooting to do a show a month starting in March. The holiday season will be different of course. Are there any shows you have heard of or have done in the past that you would definitely recommend? It would cool to get a group to travel to them together.
Anyway.... just an idea of something to share. I will keep you posted of some of the ones I am looking at after I get all the details.
Until then..... have a great day!!!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009