This blog consists of a variety of things. Mostly the random thought of a single mom that likes/loves...life, family, friends, reading, red wine, coffee, funny movies, traveling, retail therapy, crafting, walking in the rain, the wind, the water, music, dancing, and love (when it works). I loathe humidity, sweating, slow drivers/movers, defiant children, and Mondays!
I started blogging as a way to display all of my craft creations, as I continue to evolve, so does my blog! I am hoping to make it a place of solace, where I can relate to release....enjoy the ride!
I can't get enough of making these little card sets, I am not sure who is getting this one, but I made it from one stamp set and a simply scrapping kit from SU. I have a few more to make for my swap, but this one will probably be delivered to one of my Secret Sisters before then. It is very quiet in my house and I never thought I would say this but I am ready for things to get back to normal around here. I miss my kids, they have been with Grandma for almost 2 weeks now and I can't stand the quiet anymore. I do appreciate having little to do, no running kids from place to place, not really having to cook dinner, only for me, there are some pro's but the cons outweigh them. I miss the everyday chaos children bring, them needing me for any and everything....I will forget I said all of this by the first week of school I am certain, but for now, I want my babies back :( Well until then, I will continue to enjoy my solitude....... Happy Saturday!
Hi guys, Today is my day 4 of low carb eating, I don't want to call it a diet because it is supposed to turn into a way of life. Ok, so well I have been eating good for the first 4 days. Today I had a friend over and drank some wine, how many carbs can that be right? Well I hope not too many, I am expecting to go into ketosis any day now. I am eating soft food because I had dental surgery this weekend. I am recovering quite nicely, using very little of the prescribed medication, which is a good thing, I don't respond well to prescribed pain killers Well two more official weeks to summer break then the kids are back to school, although it feels like it is over already. I need to start planning a getaway for next year. I am open to any ideas, leave them in my comments section and I will look into them. Oh, I didn't mention it but I want a "kidfree" getaway :) Until later.......Roni
TGIF but so sad that August is almost over :( I did have a surge of energy last night so I completed some cards for a swap I am in (finally). They are not overdue but I have known about this for some time now and my procrastination set it. I hate procrastinating and procrastinators but lately I find myself becoming more and more of one. This task completed allows me to cross yet another thing off my "to do" list but of course I added about four more lol. Oh yeah, today, Day 2 of my living lavita lo-carb! So far so good, I need to stay away from the energy drinks though! Off to run some errands and to the PO Until later.....Roni
Oooh! I had to check to see if I was right, and I am, I made two posts back to back. I am getting better at this bogging business. I do not have a picture for you because I have been half steppin! Urban Dictionary definition meaning: Not doing a complete job; opposite of come correct. It pretty much means half assed. I have been starting projects and not finishing them. I have several things in the works that I need to get a jump on and complete them so I have a picture to show you. A picture speaks 1000 words right? What would this world be without pictures. I did want to post anyway for GP (short for General Principal) Urban dictionary meaning: For no reason, just because :) I will catch up later.....Hugs
Today has been such a productive day. My new beau is an accountant and I took full advantage of his expertise. He created a budget for me and what a task it was. He spent most of the day on it ( I did make him a sandwich so he stayed energized!) The whole thing is in an excel workbook with Mega spreadsheets to reference. I hope, no I know I will keep it up. I wish I could say that I did it with his help, but I was of little help, he did most of the work. I absolutely hate doing bills every month but this has made me see the big picture and will make it much more bearable, I am so appreciative, I will cook him dinner tonight :) Not only did I get myself a new budget, I also got happy mail today! Woohoo.. I am attaching the pic, but you can't really see the Anya's, I got TWO of them! and the cutest altered pad in a Tin. I have to find out where she got that tin, it is so stinkin' cute! I love it. I also got a new Martha Stewart punch to use for Halloween. This is from the flood of gifts swap. I was the lucky first recipient. I will get 11 gifts and then once a month I will have to send gifts to these wonderfully talented women, I am loving today! Until Later.....Hugs
As I was cleaning my kitchen, the maillady arrived with happymail! What a pleasant surprise. I have posted pics of what I got but I must say I love it all. The Sister got it all right, down to the wine opener and towel set, I love it all (oops, did I say that already?). She included a cupcake recipe she wanted me to share with the kiddos and my new beau since I will be starting lo carb soon :( But I am not starting until September 1st so we will be sampling this soon! Gotta go clean the bathrooms...ughhh
I love this Bella, ok I love all Bellas but this one is close to my heart because she reminds me so much of myself, down to the curly hairdo! When I am having a stressful day ~which is most from September through June, I come home to a glass of my favorite red wine, (Just a glass, don't go calling AA), and unwind from my hour commute. I usually start to cook as soon as I step in the door, often before I even change my clothes, because once I sit down, forget it, we may be ordering pizza lol. I hope you like her as much as I do. These are going postal tomorrow to some special peeps at SCS! My card group. I am off to Stamp Camp, will check in tomorrow! Until Later....Hugs
Here he is, a bit of procrastination but I finally finished him. I can't begin to tell you all of the projects I completed today. I may have mentioned this before, but I am a "list" keeper. They tease me at work because I have notepads all over and I am forever making a list of to do items. I am on vacation this week and I have my "list" all ready to go! I have crossed off two items, only about 30 to go ROTLF. I hope you enjoy the monkey card. My next card which I will begin to work on today is my Bella card, I love me some Bella's! Until Later......Hugs
Happy Friday again and now I am on my summer break. I am off for 11 whole days! I expected to have something to post but I only completed two out of four of my cards for a recipe swap of which I cannot share for fear that my secret sister will peek on my blog and see them. I have yet to complete any cards but since I have no life, I will be home once again on Friday night and I will create some cards (if there are no good movies on or no good HGTV shows). I shouldn't say I have no life, I have a wonderful 8 year old that keeps me company so much that I need a break every now and then. She is out playing with friends and has a busy weekend planned of which ends at grandma's house (me doing the happy dance). Today, I did something I never have done before, and that is (drum roll please)... I went to the movies by MYSELF! I so wanted to see Julia and Julie and I was in the area and had the choice to go to AC Moore, of which I literally NEED NOTHING, so instead I spent my $10 on a movie that I wanted to see (smart right?). I can't believe a movie costs $10, would I be showing my age if I said" I remember when".... a movie was $1!! I am old! I also remember going to the drive in movie, that was so fun and my kids don't even know what that is (so sad for them)! Some things should come back and drive in movies is one of those things. However, the kids these days probably should not have the privacy of a car when watching a movie (eek) I fulfilled my promise to self that I would post at least weekly... we gotta start somewhere right? I will try to get back on tonight or tomorrow with some cards for you. Until then......Hugs!
Be more Frugal (live more economically),
Be less wasteful,
Eat Healthier, always...not just when I'm dieting,
Spend more time with Family & Friends,
Be more organized,
Spend more time on my hobby,
Become a great Arbonne Consultant,
Support a cause,