Showing posts from December, 2014

Happy New Year...Enough Said!

What are your New Years Plans?  Parties?  Low Key? Dinner & a Movie? Relaxing on the couch? 
Maybe your just planning to pop the top on some Asti and kiss the one you love as the clock strikes Midnight?  Maybe you have a Gala event where you get to dress up and drink bubbly out of real glasses, wearing masks and confetti fills your hair and glass at Midnight? 
How about plans for 2015? Aspirations?  Goals?  Resolutions?
Think it through. It is not an easy process. I mean, how many years have you made those darn resolutions and then...come April...your have already ruined them? (Maybe even sooner!)
Why don't you be clear and honest with yourself?  I mean setting goals is a great thing, setting limitations and working hard at staying on track, but don't forget to be REALISTIC!

I chose a banner with Art on it because my 2015 is going to be HUGE!  I am listening to God and following his lead when it comes to my future.  I am going to start being more artistic, more shabby chic and …

Diary of a Sick Kid (from a BAD Mom)

Am I a BAD Mom?  I am starting to wonder.  The treatment that I have experienced in the past 24 hours from Family and Friends is making me feel as if I did something wrong. 

I have kids.  Kids, who are sick ... A LOT!  We started with this coughing crap (pardon my french..but that is what it is!) on the 18th.  I debated every I let my five year old go to school or do I keep her home.  I chose to let her go.  We talked and I found that a) she is not the ONLY kid sick at school and b) it is 2 days and then break. 

The sickness followed well into her break, through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day even.  Long days.  She was wore out and it showed.  She was a trooper though- cranky, but not to bad and she knew when to fold 'em and head her butt to bed for some rest!

So, that brings us to Monday.  We had a sick weekend.  We laid low, relaxed, watched movies and she was carrying a less than normal appetite. We tried to just get food in her belly...broth, tomato soup, spaghetti …

T swift Mashup and its effin Ah-Mazin

If you have NOT checked this out yet...prepare yourself! 
Its the best thing I have seen and even has T SWIFT herself going twitter crazy over it! 
Well...what are you waiting for.... CLICK HERE:
Blank Space // Style (Taylor Swift Mash-Up)

So, who is responsible for this totally awesome mash up?

Nashville-based singer Louisa Wendorff enlisted her friend Devin Dawson to help sing an acoustic mashup of Swift's 1989 hits "Style" and "Blank Space." 

The clip was uploaded on Dec. 23 but didn't get that much traction until Swift herself Tweeted out a link to it four days later, saying she was "obsessed." 

Would that not be AMAZING!!
In response, we find a pic of Louisa on Twitter:

With the caption "What is Life?!?" - I am sure she is asking herself this all to often now.  
Be sure to check her out on YouTube and her album is on ITunes also! 
Arrow- Louisa Wendorff

And last but NOT least- check out her website: where you ca…

Christmas Break.... December 22nd-January 5th

Be back in January!  
With kids off of school and taking some much needed time off of work...Hubby is on shutdown- so we are going to turn off the cell phones...the computers...the tablets... and enjoy some family time! 
Don't worry! If you enjoy my Blog, I will be back December 5th with tons of updates on our holiday...our life and our projects!  I am working on pictures as we speak!  We have been BUSY working on Gray Gables Farm!
Happy Holidays ALL!

It's beginning to look a lot like...


Ehh....I am trying so hard to whip this place into shape.  It has been such a long road to even get to where we are sitting right now.

Last night my Hubby hung the pictures on the bare walls, hung my valance and curtain rod in the dining room and I took on the challenge of cleaning the disgustingly dirty windows.  It started off super exciting.  I mean, I have brand new Hanson windows in this house and they are the ones that you hit the button and can clean both sides because they POP out!


I mean, to clean the top outside you have to POP the bottom one and have the top lean on that one and doing this by myself was NOT THE WAY TO GO!  But, I fought through the challenge and came out on top!  Cleanest windows around!

I am happy with the way things are shaping up.  We have a lot to do still, as we are hosting Christmas at our house- it's an HONOR and our FIRST time!   I have been OVER and OVER my Menu and OVER again!.

On our agenda tonight -…

Christmas Video Shares!

Hi All!

I guess today is shaping to be ALL ABOUT KIDS!

I made a video for Christmas and thought I would share with my Blogging Universe!

Our Family Christmas Video 2014

Merry Christmas All!


The MUSIC stopped...

This post is going to be rather boring for those who don't have children, irrelevant to those, perhaps that do.  The purpose of my blog started with these little girls that I get to call my own!  While, I love hitting crazy topics, fun stuff and everything in between, but my sole purpose was to leave something behind for them to have that was ME.  Something that dealt with my feelings, my thoughts, my memories and it was perfect timing as we have this huge old house that is OUR focus! 

So, this post is going to be about my girls. (as many are!)

Thursday, December 18th 2014

You can home from school and I could tell the minute you got off that yellow bus that somethingwas wrong.  You were not quite yourself.  You really have not been this whole week, but today was different.  The air was thick...the world was quiet. 

The MUSIC stopped

The Music that is YOU stopped. 

We walked inside the warm house (as it was snowing off and on all day but no accumulation) and you were talking about me n…

The actions of others DOES matter in this WORLD...

This post is a serious that hurts, one that involves the death of innocent children... One that the news kept brief in my opinion- maybe because it is not on US soil?  Perhaps because US people are not affected, but does that change anything?  

I am talking about the latest Taliban Attack on the Pakistan Army Public school.  The images sicken me to my core. Those are children... They are the children of the Pakistan Army, the innocent ones in a society that is seriously EFF'ed up to be quite FRANK.  

148 people dead after being gunned down.  I mean, think about that... They were going about their school day when the Taliban gunman ATTACKED - going into the school and I would say causing chaos but I think more appropriate than that is they KILLED!   They HUNTED.  It gives me chills to even think about it.  To look at the pictures released by the Media is horrific. To think that this is what the violence has come to- killing children.  

They did not stop until they sought dea…

Blog Poster Absent.... it's real people....

Oh my goodness...Pardon my absence, really... Last week, the SHIT hit the fan!  My life went spiraling OUT OF CONTROL and it has literally taken me a week to get back to normal (only to be hit right square between the eyes again this afternoon!) 

I am seriously stressed. I mean, I wish *someone would stop and think that maybe I AM STRESSED!  I think that a certain person ONLY thinks of himself...and forgets that for one, I am NOT a child, and two, I have a lot of stuff on my shoulders too!   I am balancing Home, Job, Kids and trying to get Christmas in order...of which that other person was not a participant at ALL-  I am a little bitter right now, so excuse my tongue lashing. 

Last week I had a falling out with my Bosses Boss...yeah, super fun!  She ripped me up one side and down the other for, as I see it, a mistake that I was unaware of- I would have to be inside her head to know how to read into her emails as she saw the situation.  It wrecked me pretty good.  I actually called in S…