Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year 2014

Well Hello there. Its been a long while hasn't it?

A lot has taken place with our little family since my computer died.

The months without it were nice. Its hard getting used to a computer after having none and only my kindle for the internet.

I'm still trying to figure out this new computer. It has a touch screen! Windows 8.

Two kids had Birthdays. Youngest turned three and MEAN and doesn't listen! Man is keeping me on my toes!

We hatched 6 chicken eggs. 3 were hens three were roosters. I had to give up my roo's as they were noisey!!! Didn't want my neighbors getting mad. My Coop was attacked one night by an opossum, I lost a hen, her name was Charlotte. I cried like a baby. I cuddled the other two that night, and secured their coop the next day. They started laying eggs!!!! Santa brought two more chickens. My girls don't like them. I also just picked up a pair of chicks, Lavender Orpingtons. I love the orpington breed. They are so cute!!! ( I think they are a pair, I am hoping), so we can get and sell hatching eggs fro them! They are expensive birds!

Thanksgiving was fun. My dad and brother came down, we went to Daytona, and Orlando. Spent a day at Universal Studios. Kids enjoyed visiting, me too.

Christmas came and went. I had very little holiday spirit this year, it sucked, BIG TIME.

Now its almost the start of a new year. there are so many things I want to do this year, for myself, with my family.

Hope you all have a  great safe New Years eve and Day!

God Bless!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Well hello there....

Friend. :D 

Its been awhile.

So my last post I flunked my challenge's and that I was planning this huge summer full of things to do with the kids.

*I did pretty well until the last week of June, when my husband came home and told me he was laid off.

I was upset, or panicked. I held it together. We did the unemployment, food stamps, Medicaid, searching for jobs non stop, he was doing anything he could (well to a point ;) ) to make some money. My whole calendar of events stopped, dead.

He came with me and the kids to our Sarasota trip in mid July. He got a job. Our dog got sick. I LOST it! Friends, I completely went insane! I was angry, depression reared its ugly head again, anxiety hit, panic feelings. During his whole time off I was happy, it was nice to have him home, but something inside me went BOOM, on Thursday July 18 2013. I snapped. I was giving the dog a bath, at my moms house for the second time in two days. I didn't get to do any of the things I had wanted to do while there, because he was out on interviews and such. Praise the Lord he got one.

We contemplated moving, or rather being evicted since we were not going to have Aug 1st's rent. We talked with the landlord's, they let us stay, we just have to make it up, again, PTL!

I went to see a doctor on Monday the 22, She prescribed Paxil for me. I have been taking it now since that day, so almost a month, I see a little improvement. Hoping for more.

Kevin has been working for almost two weeks now back to our reg routine. I have had my off days, and have had a few good days (FEW). ITs getting better. As long as I GET UP OUT OF BED in the mornings, get dressed, and do something, if not I'm not worth anything.

There are twelve more days left until school starts back up again. I CAN NOT wait!

I am really ready to get back into a routine with school and stuff. (the quiet non fighting time will be really nice too) I will only have one kid at home this year. WOW! My little Parker is starting Kindergarten this year! I am sad but not, he went to VPK (voluntary pre-kindergarten) last year, he is more than ready for school!

I'm nervous about Riley this year. He is so immature and so much farther behind than kids his age. Contemplating putting him back on ADD meds to see if there is an improvement in school work. We took him off because they weren't affecting it and I didn't want to increase, because they already made him zombie like. So I guess we will have to decide on another medicine.

TMI: I am battling a case of Plantar warts on my two year olds feet! Gross! Eeew! Ick! He has several on the heel and two on the ball of one foot and then one on the heel of the other foot. Freezing has not worked, his doctor, wait for it, his doctor has told me to use duct tape! LOL. I had read that online, but come on really?? Well this is night two of him having duct tape on 24-7. Tomorrow we are going to bathe, scrub, freeze, and tape again. Hopefully this does the trick!

Today, because I saw it on pinterest, I stuck my feet in a weird solution of 1/2 cup Listerine, 1/2 cup vinegar and 1 cup hot water, for ten minutes. Then the dead skin is supposed to peel didn't, but I did Pumice it off a bit easier than without the soak. Worth the ten minute soak and nasty smell... NO!

OOOOOOO We Hatched Chickens!!! We, I mean I am the proud mother to six chickens. :) So cute.

 Little fluff balls!

 Zip tie'ing them so I can tell who is who. This is Roostette, she or he is mine :)
 Oooh little Chickadie's are getting feathers!

 Why Hello there ma'am. This is one of the definite hens.

 This is Roostette. She/He is the loudest, used to pace the box and peep loudly!

 This is Valentine, she is our baby, the littlest, the last to hatch. She is the sweetest looking thing!

Riley went on his first plane ride! From Florida to Seattle Washington! Corner to corner! He did really well, He was homesick, but nothing you wouldn't expect from a ten year old across the country from his parents. He flew to visit my brother and sister in law. He really enjoyed himself. I missed him too. Not five minutes into the car after I picked him up : "Mom she is kicking my seat" Oy! I had a two hour drive home. It wasn't fabulous! It was mid freak out too *see above*
 Waiting for big bro to get off plane!
 Big smile, I have returned, it says! LOL
That's about it. See ya on the go around.
PS Sale over in my shop! Half off everything!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Odds and Ends

Oh lookie there, I dropped the ball again on the posting. Whoops.

My brother comes in today. He's going to be here for two weeks. Yay!

Also I have been working very hard organizing Summer break for my kids. Its filled with activities and trips (free or very low cost and close to home), Parks and trails, water fun, library trips, and much more! I can not wait!

I also dropped the ball on my challenges I was doing, the squat one and the abs one. I have been doing squats still but not the number from the challenge. :(  I plan to pick it up again soon though. Also I have worked in lots of exercise this summer as well. I ordered a Zumba Wii game for the kids and I.

June's Summer Activities calendar

My Baby playing on the Kindle Fire HD

Tryin' to get some sun on my pale legs

Teacher gift

Polish magnets, also for teacher's.

Hope you all are doing well. Catchya next post!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

forgotten manicures

I was looking through my photos and saw these two I had forgotten about. 
a pink and purple saran wrap manicure

I don't know what color this is, but its a pretty manicure I did with a flower add on and a gem.
Hope you all have a great day today!
I did 140 squats this morning, I'm feeling a bit wobbly on my feet...


Monday, May 13, 2013

Just some cows...

Hey there. Thought I show you some pictures I took a while back while visiting with my Grandpa.

That poor cow in the back looks as if she is going to pop!!!
Have a fabulous day.


Sunday, May 12, 2013


Sorry I left you hanging....I got sick Wed night and it was awful! There is a nasty stomach bug going around this area! All of use had it. Thank God The baby didn't get the up end of it and only the back end. I really hate the smell of vomit...

Some random pictures...
Alfred, (real name boots) Neighborhood cat

Alfred, (real name boots) Neighborhood cat

Alfred, (real name boots) Neighborhood cat

Daisy, she is one now

Max, purely the devil's cat

Max again

Dog get outta my face or imma smack you

Monet, he is so old...

caught cuddling. Alley and Max
I kinda fell off the challenge bandwagon with the squats and abs because I was sick...I'm going to hop back on full speed ahead tomorrow though!



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Here Mommy, dis for you.

For you mommy :D
Awe my baby is so cute! He's two and a half now!!

Oh Micky
you're so fine,
you're so fine
you blow my mind,
hey Micky,
 ya ya
hey Micky.

Oh Micky, what a pity
You don't understand
You take me by the heart
When you take me by the hand
Oh Micky, you're so pretty
Can't you understand
It's guys like you Micky
Oh what you do Micky, do Micky
Don't break my heart Micky!

I had to have this polish just for the name alone! I don't like pinks! This is Zoya Micky, is you didn't get that huge hint up there ;)

I topped it with Nail-Venturous Floam. I was going to a design on top of this, but this looked so pretty the way it was. it came off pretty easily with acetone and cotton balls as well, no need to haul out my tin foil squares.

Its a very springy manicure, don't you think?


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fitness check-in

Hey guys. Last Thursday I shared a couple challenges I was working on this month. One for Abs, and the other one is a squat challenge. I started the squat challenge a day before the ab' challenge. I am on day 8 of squats (a rest day) and day 7 on the ab challenge.

The first few days I was so sore, as with any new exercise program.I usually give up. I stuck with it. I am so very proud of myself. I feel the 'pain' still but it isn't unbearable. I can sit on the toilet without crying now, LOL.

The abs challenge is getting tougher as well. This comes from a girl who is considered obese. I step on the Wii fit, and the little Mii goes "ooh that's obese' UGH! I want to smack it! I don't think I look obese. But any who, back to my topic....I'm fat. Its hard to exercise. I have a big gut. I showed you, so sit ups are hard. But I am pushing through them. Getting them done. And feeling good about myself in the meantime.

I have a Jillian Micheals DVD that I want to add in to my day, or every other day. (or every FOUR days or more, she kills me!) (Its the 30 day shred). But I am being a wimp. I think I will wait until I am two week into both challenges to start the DVD. (or not)

So that's my update. Are any of you doing these challenges?


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Oh, Barnacles!

On FB I created a group. Its called Polish Exchange. Its a small group of girls, and we have a box full of our unwanted polish that circulates around. We pick from the box and then add in more unwanted polish. Its fun. These are three colors I chose from this last round.
Essie School of Hard Knocks (Grey)
Orly Ma Cherie (Red)
NOPI Scandal Secrets and Sparkle (Accent on index finger)

I found this cool little rock with barnacles on it at our mini beach. I brought it home for our future fish tank.

I love these colors together. I am not a red polish girl at all, but this is one I love!!


Monday, May 6, 2013

Healthy Cookies, TWO versions!

I've been watching my calorie intake for two weeks now. I LOVE sweets. Its very hard for me to say no. If its in the house I eat it. I was browsing FB the other day and saw a banana and oatmeal 'cookie', and thought hey that sounds good, and then a day later saw that a friend had made them and she said they were good.

So I went off to make them.

The kids LOVED them. 'Mommy these are so good, you have to make these everyday!'

This was the recipe I found online.

Today I didn't have banana's and was craving something sweetish. So I went to see what I could find.
I found a can of pumpkin puree and some cinn applesauce. And then I started mixing.

This is the recipe I came up with:

Pumpkin Oat Cookies

1 cup quick oats
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
1/8 tsp maple flavoring
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of nutmeg
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, mini....see note below for other alternatives

Mix together and place on a greased cookie sheet, smash a bit down in small circles about the size of golf balls.

Makes 15 cookies.

Nutrition info per cookie
Calories: 69.3
Fat: 2.6
Sugar: 6.3
Carbs: 11.3
Protein: 1.5
Fiber: 1.3
Sodium: 6

This is a great alternative to the normal cookie. Can be used as breakfast also. Very healthy. Can use just about anything in them, raisins, craisins, nuts...

If you try these, come back and let me know how you like them!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinco De Mayo

Wordless Weekends.

Happy Cinco De Mayo! (drink a margarita for me!)

My Feet, in the Tampa Bay.
Hoping your having a great weekend!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

300th post!!!

Hello. Its my 300th post here. WOW!!

New thing: Wordless Weekends. (we'll there will be a  few words, but not alot.)

not my photo, found on google.
Have a Superior Weekend!!