April 30, 2010

The Look In A Child's Eyes!

Yesterday afternoon I had one of those moments where time stands still. You know those moments.

I was out on the porch with Will enjoying the breeze and sunset. He asked for a snack (which for him means candy). I went in the house and came back out with some jelly beans. He sat across from me on his little picnic table and just looked so happy. I couldn't take my eyes from him if I had wanted to.

His eyes where so blue at that moment with the sun setting behind him. I found myself wondering with awe about how perfect he was. He is a healthy growing little 3 year old. He is the child I prayed for. He is a hand full at times, but he is mine. God has given him to me to care for and love. I can only imagine the love God has for us and how He could give his only son for us. Wow! Could I do that for God. Could I give my son up if He asked me to. I would like to say yes, but I know it would be the hardest thing for me to do. I would beg Him to take me instead.

Do you have those moments when life seams to stand still because you just had an amazing thought like this? I just sat there for the longest time trying to commit this sight into my memory forever. I know he will not be 3 forever and I wanted to always remember that very moment. The joy in his face over a hand full of jelly beans. The youth and innocents in his eyes. The way I felt when I looked at the greatest gift the Lord has ever given me!

April 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday~Those Little Signs

Welcome to Thankful Thursday! Every Thursday I share one of the many things I have to be thankful for. I try to explain the less obvious things. Today I want to share a special story with you.

As you all know I love giveaways! I get to try things I never would have otherwise when I win. It also gives me a chance to win some of those much needed things I could never afford. Recently I found a giveaway for a Women's Study Bible. As you also may know, I have been on a journey to become closer to my loving God. My life looks totally different to me know that I found the reason for the yearning I had in my life. I feel more complete now.

I have started trying to read my Bible. I have read bits and pieces before, but never really sat and read and reflected on it. I am doing amazingly well with my Bible study time, compared to before. When I saw the giveaway for the Women's Study Bible, I just knew it would help me. I entered every way I could. I tweeted every day. I looked for this book at the book store and realized that I may never own one. They where around $100.00. Something I couldn't afford any time soon. My only hope was to win one.

On the last day of the giveaway I sat at my computer and thought to myself "Why tweet today. The last person never wins". I tweeted anyway. Then talked it over with my Hubby. That same day I decided that I may not need it. Only God knew if it would really help me. So, I prayed. I asked God to please let the book go to someone who could really gain something from it. Even if that person wasn't me. I went to bed that night with a good feeling. I didn't worry about the book at all. (I have been practicing putting "all" my worries in His hands.)

Imagine the surprise I got the next day when I checked my email and found out that I won! The entry that won was my last tweet! It wasn't the last entry in the giveaway, but it was that tweet that I almost didn't do. The first thing I thought of was my prayer to God. He works in some amazing ways! This was my sign that I was on the right track. I wasn't bothering him with all my prayers and little concerns. He is listening!

Some may say that it was all just a coincidence, but I know better. God was speaking to me! To little ole nobody me!! He was telling me he was happy with me and to continue on the path I was on! How awesome is that!!! So, today I am thankful that I can share my story with so many, and pass on the message that God does care and He is listening! Don't be shy about putting your trust in Him!!! He loves us and would never be bothered by our continual prayers. No matter how small or silly they may seem. Now I am praying the book comes in the mail soon! I can't wait to see what God has in store for me.

What are you thankful for today? Did God try to speak to you recently? Did you listen?

If you would like to share, link up with us at
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April 27, 2010

We Tried Something New!

I love cook books and new recipes. Especially when I find something I can do with Will!

I found this recipe for Scioto Hills Peanut Butter Bars from Julie over at
Come Have a Peace. Every Tuesday she has a post called Tasty Tuesday. Well this was the recipe for last Tuesday. I love peanut butter, so this was something I had to try.

I made them exactly like she said and was not disappointed. They are so good. The icing is to die for!!!!

Will liked making them with me as much as he liked eating them. LOL!! I think next time I make them I may add my own personal touches to them. I have been thinking about adding a little chocolate chips to the bars. Who doesn't like peanut butter and chocolate right?

This week her Tasty Tuesday recipe is Birthday Pizza! This will be made in my house soon too!!! It looks so good. She has some really good recipes!

Thank you Julie for sharing your delicious recipes!

April 25, 2010

Quotable Sunday~Death

Today on Quotable Sunday I have decided to do quotes on death. No, I'm not one of those people who dwell on death. I just think that we all need to realize we will one day die. It may be 40 years from now or more. It may be in 40 minutes. Only God knows when our time will come. Will you be ready? Just think about it some for a minute. Don't hurt yourself though.

Some of you have already left my blog. So sad! For the rest of you here are your quotes!

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled. ~Author Unknown

There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year. ~Author Unknown

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ~Mark Twain

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death. ~David Sarnoff

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. ~Euripides

All those people who try to live healthy and eat all organic will feel pretty dumb lying in the hospital dieing of nothing.~ Author Unknown

And from my dear Hubby....

In the end everyone dies of the same thing. Lack of oxygen! ~ Hubby

Visit Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni and link up with your quotes!

April 24, 2010

Saturday's Giveaways!

Here are some more of the giveaways I entered this week. Go over and enter them with me. Good Luck!!!

Dori Jewellery is giving away a beautiful pair Czech glass earrings on brass earwires-Ends 4/30

Frugal Housewife is giving away a Delta Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet-Ends 5/14 (This would be nice to win!!!)

Freebies and Much More is giving away (2) $35.00 Jiffy Lube Gift Cards-Ends 5/19 (I need this! I am one of those people who doesn't ever change their oil on time. Not because I forget, but because I don't have the money most of the time to do it on time. My oil is 5W20. It cost more.)

Coffee With The Mrs. is giving away a Step 2... Naturally Playful Country Cottage-Ends 5/13

Resting in the Mystery is giving away a Coloring & ARTivity blook from Creativity for Kids-Ends 4/28 (Creativity for Kids giveaways are well worth entering and the one Heidi has here is no exception, Plus you have a really good chance of winning. She has few entries so far!!!)

April 23, 2010

I Have A Winner!!!

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

The Winner of the Paint by Numbers Set from Creativity for Kids is.........

Number 22-Sara!!

sara said...
i like hte cupcake one, very cute sarachatfield@rogers.com

Sara has 48 hours to get in touch with me or a new winner will be picked!!!

April 22, 2010

Thankful Thursday~Sunshine

Welcome to Thankful Thursday. This is the day I take time out to post something I am thankful for. Today I am thankful for Sunshine.

Sunshine is one of the greatest thing God gave us. It is so important, that He made the sun on the on the first day of creation!

"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness."
Genesis 1:3-4 (KJV)

The sun shines its life giving light on the earth every day. With out the sunshine we would not survive. It is vital to grow plants and produce energy. It gives us vitamins, and it helps our bodies live. I could never live in one of those places where the sun only shines 6 months out of the year. I am a sunshine loving girl. Don't get me wrong, early in the morning the last thing I want to see sometimes is the sun. LOL! But, I wouldn't want to be without it.

I love the way the sun sparkles on the dew in the morning and how it warms my face in the cold winter. I also love the sun in the summer next to a pool full of kids. Sunscreen is a little price to pay for enjoying the sun.

To share with us what you are thankful for leave me a comment and/or go to link up with Lynn at
Spiritually Unequal Marriage!

April 21, 2010

Paint by Numbers Set Giveaway Ends Tomorrow!!!

Just wanted to reminder everyone that my Paint by Numbers Set from Creativity for Kids ends Tomorrow!!! Hurry and get your entries in!!! I have low entries at this point and your chances are good!

So, what are you waiting for go HERE to enter!!!!!

April 19, 2010

Happy Happy Day!!!

Look what I got!!!! I am so happy!!! I am amazed others still really read my blog much less think of me on their own time!!!!

I was given this soooooo great award from Richele over at Under the Golden Apple Tree!

Richele is so sweet. She actually thinks that I'm interesting! (I don't even think I'm interesting!) She is also the kind of person I can totally relate to. First, she has the most beautiful children and love spending time with them. Second, she isn't afraid to tell all about herself, the drafty castle she lives in, and the books she read! (I love finding new reads!) Third, she shares little tips on how to make your blog better. And last but defenitly not least (I know this post will get a little long if I don't stop sometime), she is soooooo funny! She makes me laugh just about every time I visit. So go on over and see what I'm talking about!

Rules for the award:

Tell 10 honest things about myself and then pass the award to 10 of my favorite bloggers!

Ten Honest Things About Me

  1. I love my family! Even though they think I'm a little crazy and Hubby is still checking the mail for my crazy check.

  2. I love my Bible study time even though some day's I have to make myself take the time for it. Life gets busy, but what I have to look farward to after life is over is worth it!

  3. I am an arts and crafts person, even though the finished product never comes out the way I invisioned it other than my crocet projects. (I follow a pattern for those!)

  4. I wish I could play my violen better. It would make me and Hubby happy. I have a feeling I would get better if I practice more than once every 8 months.

  5. My Hubby has now married me twice (a story for another time!) and If we ever win the lottoery we will be married a third time at Disney World.

  6. I love to paint my toes. It makes me feel pretty!

  7. I love my red hair now that I know it sets me apart and so many others would love to have this color.

  8. I rather a bath over a shower. I take really HOT baths too!

  9. I really don't like scary movies.

  10. I was born into a penny penching family! Being frugal is in my jeans!!

Now for the 10 blogges I honestly love in no particular order:

Julie's blog Come Have A Peace for the direction I need in my life!

Mellisa's blog Getting All My Ducks in a Row for the friendship we share via the web and because, well I just like her!

I also love Mellisa's other blog Win My Year for all the great giveaways she tips me off about!

All the lovely ladies at Homemaking Honeys because I want to be the best crafty homemaker I can be. They are what I want to become someday!

Shelly and Bernie's blog Lemon Tree Cards Blog for all the times they make me think about buying those depends. I almost pee myself ever time I read that blog!

The blog Mom Vs. The Boys because I like knowing that I'm not the only one dealing with a little boy and I love reading about her family. The love in that house is obvious!

Melissa's blog My Life and How It's Going because it's a family blog and you all know how I love those kinds of blogs. It dosn't hurt that her son is one of the absolute cutest kids alive! Seriously he is adorable! Melissa you are truly blessed to have such a wonderful family.

Heidi's blog Resting in the Mystery for the friendship I have formed with her and the love of the Lord and her family that she shares with the world. Not to mention those two cute little ones she has! I am a suker for cute kids!!!!

Jennifer's blog The Toy Box Years for all the ideas she gives me of things to do with my son, all the times she made me laugh or say what where they thinking (sometimes both) with her posts, and for all the times she shows how the Lord has blessed her life.

Ok, so that was only 9 blogs. Yes, I can count. But, do I ever follow all the rules? No! I am only a rule breaker on my blog though. I am surprised people still give me awards in all reality. I don't ever think I deserve them and I never follow the rules. Sometimes I just get lazy. Oh well, I can be lazy sometimes right! I hope everyone has a great day!!

It Was A Dress Wearing Weekend!

This weekend, like all others lately, was a busy weekend. We had a some friends of ours get married Friday and we where all in the wedding. Hubby was the Best Man, I was a bridesmaid, and Will was the ring bearer.

Friday morning I got up early to go have my hair done in another town. Will wasn't up yet and Hubby was home, so I left him. I thought he would call me when he got up and beg me to come home. Did he even ask for me? I am not totally sure. He decided this was his day with Dad!! They went to town and washed Dad's truck and had lunch at his favorite place to eat.....McDonald's! By the time I got home Hubby was going to go meet the other men and get ready for the wedding. Will was not to be left. He pitched a fit to go with Daddy. Who cared if Mommy was home? She was home everyday! So, off he went. I saw him a total of 20 min. that day before the wedding. In a way I was thankful I had some time to myself and didn't have to worry about getting him ready. Daddy had his little tux with them. But, I was also sad. I am not use to him just being so happy to run off and leave me.

I must say he was the cutest little thing ever in his little tux!!! I wish I had some pictures to share. He also did so good walking with the flower girl.

Saturday we decided to take him to his first movie! We brought him to see "How to train your Dragon". He did very well for 3 years old. He got a little aggravating at the end. He couldn't move around or make to much noise in the theater. By the time it was over he was more than happy to leave. It was his first movie and we survived! (It was also like the 8th movie I have ever been to in my life too. I was a very sheltered child.)

Sunday was a sadder day. I have some friends that are very dear to me. I met Hubert through his dear wife Marie. They where so in love and filled with life. I'll never forget the way they made me feel. I always felt like they had the true deep down sole mate love. I wanted that too! I found it with Kenny and they adored him too! Hubert had a heart attack not long after Christmas. He had been in the hospital for a long time. His body started shutting down and he had multiple surgeries. Marie never left his side. She was his strength. She was his love!!!

Friday morning, as I was getting ready to leave for my hair appointment, I got the phone call I never thought would come. I was so convinced he was strong and could pull through. He had been through so much and survived. He was a veteran for crying out loud! I had prayed so hard and knew others where too! But no, he didn't make it. On Thursday night he passed away. My heart just tore from my chest. (This is taking so much time to write this as I am continually stopping to cry.) There was no more Hubert and Marie. He was gone and she was alone. Sunday was the first time I have been able to see her in a while. She is a strong one. She has lots of friends and family. She still needs prayers thought. Please, I ask you to send her a prayer as you read this. She is a great woman and will some day be with her darling husband, but until then she needs all the prayers and hugs we can give her. Sunday was his funeral. It was standing room only. This was a great man who was truly loved by all. He will be missed terribly!

April 18, 2010

Quotable Sundays~Weddings

Friday we served in a wedding for some friends of ours. This made weddings on my mind. So, today I am going to share some quotes on weddings.

"Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that." ~Michale Leunig

"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." ~Nora Ephron

"A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished." Zsa Zsa Gabor

I hope everyone has a blessed Sunday! For more quotes visit Toni at A Daily Dose of Toni!

April 17, 2010

Saturday's Giveaways!

Welcome to Saturday's Giveaways! Here are a few of the giveaways I have been entering this week. Come on over and enter them with me!

Don't forget my giveaway for a Paint by Numbers Set from Creativity for Kids-Ends 4/22

Dustinnikkie Mommy of Three is giving away a personalized children's book -Ends 4/29

Dustinnikkie Mommy of Three is also giving away a Dr. Bloom's Chewable Jewels Combo Set of your choice-Ends 4/27 (She has a ton more giveaways!

The Style MD is giving away a Rachel Ray Cookbook -Ends 17 (That's Today! Hurry!!!)

The Mommy Reviews is giving away a Little Tykes Cozy Coupe-Ends 4/26

Love My 2 Dogs is giving away 5 Dentastix's from Pedigree - Ends 4/26

Outnumbered 3 to 1 is giving away a FloorMate SpinScrub with Bonus -Ends 4/25

Finlay one for all those Dads or Moms who need to work on their homes!!! Home Construction & Improvement is giving away a Paslode Cordless Framing Nailer-Ends 4/30

Good Luck to everyone and let me know if you are winning and what you win so I can share in your happiness and spread your good fortune!!!

April 16, 2010

Did Your Dreams Come Ture?

Did you have dream of how your life would be 10, 15, or 20 years down the road? Did they turn out the way you thought they would? I had dreams of my future too. They weren't big dreams like some have. I knew I wanted to have a home of my own and a child to love. I didn't have all the answers as to how all this was going to happen, but God did.

My life didn't exactly turn out the way I thought it would. I do have a home that will be paid off in a few years, and I do have a son I love and adore, but none of it came the way I thought it would.

I expected to never be loved. I expected to never marry and be childless for a long time. As soon as I graduated high school I moved out on my own. Worked full time and went to college. I saved every penny I could. I ate little and worked hard. I didn't finish school because my funding ran out and I was burnt out. I went to school full time even through the summer and worked a job full time plus overtime sometimes.

I did buy my first truck on my own and was doing great paying for it. I knew one day I wanted a child, so started looking in to adoption. I knew it would be years down the road before anyone would give me a child. I had to own a home and prove I could support a child. So, this made me get in gear to own my own home. The sooner I did that the sooner I could adopt!

I found the home I have now on two acres of land. It was a very good price. (It was and still is a fixer-upper that was selling for as is. The land is not the best, but it would do.) I was in the process of buying my house when I met my future husband. I didn't want anything to do with a relationship at that time. My own parents where going through a bad divorce I felt I was in the middle of, and didn't think I had time for a relationship that wouldn't go anywhere. (I didn't think real love was in my future. Why? I'm not sure. I just always felt that way.)

I was pursued by my future husband and persuaded by friends to give him a little of my time. What could it hurt? I had time now that I was out of collage. So, I did. I was very surprised to find I was so comfortable with him. To my great surprise love did grow!!

After a year and a half of dating we married. We had a home to grow in because of the house I had purchased before we met and we both worked full time. We found out not long after we were married I had the first stages of cervical cancer. We didn't tell hardly anyone, even or families. We waited to see how bad it was and how long my treatments where going to last. I was very fortunate to have caught it so soon. It was taken care of in a outpatient procedure at the doctor's office. I was told not to get pregnant until they where sure I was free and clear of the cancer for at lest a year.

Because of this when family and friends asked us about having children we just always said we didn't know if we where ready yet. After about a year we found out the cancer was gone and I was given the ok to get pregnant. I became pregnant with my son who is now 3 and at the end of my pregnancy found that my body couldn't handle working 40+ hours and carrying a child. My job wouldn't work with me on the hours, so I stoped working. That was when I became a stay at home mom! I never dreamed of being a stay at home mom, but now I LOVE it!!! God again knew what to do.

We struggled that first year. We struggled really bad, but we made it. Still, it's not easy, but we are making it. Sometimes I see God's hand at work in our live so clearly. Other times I only see it after the moment has passed and I look back on it.

My life didn't turn out the way I planed, but I am happy beyond belief! I have a family, get to stay at home with my son, and am loved so much! I have been truly blessed!

Is this how I imagined my life? No. What do I think my life will be like in 10 years? I don't know, but I am positive God has a plan for me!

April 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday~Freedom

Thankful Thursday is hosted by Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. Visit her and tell us what you are thankful for today!

Today I started thinking about what I was going to do this post on and it struck me that I could do it on anything I wanted. I had no limit of what I could say. I have the freedom to talk about politics, God, public things, or private things. No one was going to come and have me arrested or delete my post because of what I say. My only worry is bad comments left, and those I can delete:)

So today, I am thankful for that freedom. I am thankful to all the men and women who fight to so that I can keep my freedom. I thank God that I was born and still remain in the United States where I am free to chose my religion and talk about the politicians all I want. I am free to live how I want and make the decisions I want. I am free to write this post! I am free to get my self in dept or make bad decisions. I am free to marry the man I want to. I am free to be a parent to as many children as I can have or can adopt.

I am free and that is a big deal to me. Freedom is one of the things I have been given by God. How I use it is up to me. I try every day to use it wisely. How do you use your freedom?

April 14, 2010

Is Synthetic Marijuana In Your Neighborhood?

Marijuana Pictures, Images and Photos

I was shocked to find out about Synthetic Marijuana! I never would have imagined such a thing. And the most shocking part about it is, that it's not illegal except in one state!!!

From what I read they sell it as incense. Teens every where are trying it. I have read some reports with real teenagers saying they have tried it and compared it to the real thing. I don't know about you, but I don't want this in my state. I don't want it near my family and friends.

You can read the story here from CNN Health about it. I read and watched lots on it. I would like to know what you think. Do you think it is really something to be worried about or not? Am I the only one who didn't know about this? I must really be out of the loop!

April 12, 2010

Taking The Day Off!

Today I am taking the day off of blogging. I know what you are thinking, blogging once a day couldn't be that stressful or hard. You would be correct, but when I blog I am also spending time reading other blogs (which I am a little behind on), entering giveaways, checking my email, looking for deals, and lots more.

So, today I am taking the day off, but not leaving you high and dry. Here are a few of the other blogs I read and really like. Take a moment and visit them. You may just find a new favorite blog to follow!

Visit Heather at Frugal Reality for some great deals, interesting posts, and great giveaways!

Visit Josiah's Mommy at Confessions Of A First Time Mom for some great post on being a first time mom and for lots of giveaways!

Visit Steph at Printable Coupons and Deals for the latest and greatest printable coupons on the web!

April 11, 2010

Quotable Sunday~Hording

Yesterday I spent the day helping the in-laws clean the attic in one of their rent houses. When I first saw the attic the only word that described it was Hording. Know I understand why it took them a solid month to move out (they rented this one for 7 years and then bought them a house so moved out of this one).

I have never really understood hording. I have some things I hang on to way too long, but hording is not really what I would describe it as. This attic was a big mesh of things. I pulled out countless blow up pools, two dart boards, tons of empty boxes, clothes on top of clothes, and so many toys. When we finally emptied the attic we had a truck bed loaded down to the max for donating, some stuff in my vehicle, a few things we put in the house for friends and family, and a pile of "trash" as big as an SUV in the garage! WOW! It was a lot.

So in honer of the last renters I am doing quotes on hording!

Surprisingly I couldn't really find that many so I just have one for today!

"There are two fools in the world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hording money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penny less reformer who thinks if only he can take the money from on class and give it to another, all world's ills will be cured."~Henry Ford

For more Quotable Sundays vist us at A Daily Dose of Toni.

April 10, 2010

Saturday's Giveaways!

Here are some of the great giveaways I found and would LOVE to win! I have been looking for more of those baby giveaways for everyone! Good Luck to everyone "if" I don't win!!! LOL!!!

Don't forget my giveaway for your choice of Paint by Number Sets from Creativity for Kids-Ends 4/22.

Mass Hole Mommy is giving away one of those great SmartMom Teething Bling teething necklaces-Ends 4/10 (That's Today!! Hurry!)

Sticky Fingerprints is giving away a Travel Buddies Neck Pillow-Ends 4/14

Opinions of a Moody Mama is giving away a pair of shoes and 2 pairs of socks from U*neaks-Ends 4/24

Baby Loving Mama is giving away a pair of shoes from ShooShoos-Ends 4/11

Happy, Healthy, Homemade is giving away a Raley's 75th Anniversary Cookbook-Ends 4/10 (That's Today Hurry!!!)

Leslie Loves Veggies is giving away a Sterling Silver My Beautiful Child Heart Pendant with Chain-Ends 4/17 (Check out her other great giveaways!!)

Moms by heart is giving away a Make your own baby food set-Ends 4/15

Hope's Cafe is giving away a Curious Chef 6 piece Cookie Gift Set -Ends 4/15 (Still trying to win this for Will)

Remember: Don't stop entering giveaways! Just this week I won 3 giveaways worth around $200.00 + total! I also know at least one of my readers who won a giveaway this past week that was worth over $100.00. So, keep on entering everyone and Good Luck!

April 9, 2010

What has been going on in our house?

We have been some busy bees! Our days seem too short! We have so much to do and not enough time or money to do them.

Wednesday was a day at the eye doctor for me and Hubby to make sure our contacts are ok. They are. Now I have to make a 3rd trip back in a week or so to pick up or contact order. Our insurance will only pay for them if we get them from our doctor. (Who charges $8.00 more for a box than Walmart!)

We also shopped for shoes I needed for a Wedding next weekend we are all in, and clothes for Hubby and Will. Hubby has been wearing his own clothes to work and has wore them plum out. Thank the good Lord they offered him uniforms! Will is just growing. He always needs new clothes. It doesn't help hubby talks me into letting him get new shoes (because they have Lightning McQueen on them and light up!) and then wants to get him a hat in the mall. I found one for half the price and almost the exact same at Walmart later that day. That is the one we got!

As for as Will's old clothes, I put them on eBay! They are in good condition still and have lots of wear still in them. You can bid on them if you want to!

Boys 24 mon.&2T lot of 16 shirts,shorts,swim trunks,&pj

starts at $3.50

Boys 12-18month Lot of 22 shirts and shorts

starts at $3.50

24 mon. Lot of 11 shirts Mickey, Pooh, Thomas, + more!!

starts at $10.00

Thursday Hubby had to change some hoses on his truck and Charlotte decided to go role in something. So, she had a bath and was punished all day for running next door and going on the road. After she had a bath and Hubby fixed his truck he wanted to make some more video's and put them on YouTube. He is a singer/songwriter. He has a lot of originals on YouTube. Including this one he put up yesterday!


Click and Enjoy!

April 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday~Baby Monitors!

This morning I was laying in bed and thinking about what I was thankful for today. I looked over to my baby monitor and smiled. Yes, my son is 3 1/2 years old and I still use the baby monitor! His room is across the house from ours and I like to know when he is awake. He also has been having nightmares lately and I need my monitor to wake me up when he needs me.

So I am a little overprotective. I couldn't go without one though. I don't know how long I will continue to use it, but I can tell you it's not going anywhere right now.

My monitor is on the basic side. You can get some with cameras, but why? Don't you sleep when your child sleeps? You can get some with pads that go under your baby, so that an alarm goes off when they move. Why I ask you? I don't see the need for something like that. I only need to hear him if he cries for me.

So thank you Lord, that I have the technology to hear my son cry for me at night! I am truly thankful for this little contraption!! I am also thankful that I have a very healthy son and don't have any use for those more elaborate and over the top monitors!!!

What are you thankful for? Visit
Spiritually Unequal Marriage and link up!

April 7, 2010

I Am Having Another GIVEAWAY!!!!


I LOVE giveaways! I love to win and love to host them! When you get to host a giveaway for a product you love it's the best!!!!

I got to review another of the great products over at Creativity for Kids! They let me choose one of their 6 great paint by number sets from Faber-Castell. Since Will discovered robots recently he was thrilled with this set.

I must say that this kit is rated ages 6-96 and Will is only 3, but with my help I think he did a very good job. This also gave me a new way to teach him his numbers. He can count from 1 to 12 with no problem, but he has trouble recognizing some of the numbers. Plus the kit came with paint in little containers that were numbered. For example number 2 was red and number 8 was blue. We had enough paint left to be able to continue his number lesson another day! (Added Bonus from my perspective!)

The kit also came with all the supplies needed. It was more than I would have thought! It came with the picture to be painted (on real canvas board), the paint, an artist quality paintbrush (not that cheep stuff), a foam mounting board, double-sided mounting tape, and the picture of the robot with the numbers (I was totally surprised the numbers weren't printed right on the canvas picture that was to be painted!).

Even though Will has been the little monster that he has been lately, I still let him paint his robot. He did have a blast doing it! He is so proud of it too! Especially now that he knows it can be hung on the wall like real art work. The kit came with a mount that you put on the back and it can be hung on a nail or hook on the wall this way. I hung it in the living room right next to a painting I already had on the wall.

I must say that Creativity for Kids has done it again. They have made another great product that me and my son can do together. Sometimes a Mom just runs out of craft ideas on her own. You know what I mean?

You can buy this Faber-Castell product and others on the Creativity for Kids website!

Now for the Giveaway!

You can win your own paint by number kit by following these rules!

Mandatory!!! This must be done or all other entries will not count! Go to Creativity for Kids and tell me which paint by numbers set you would choose if you won! Please leave an email address with each comment so that I can contact you if you win!

Extra Entries: (Leave separate comments for each entry. It you get 3 entries put 3 comments!)

1. As a big THANK YOU to all my followers and since I reached 100 followers (Wooohooo!), If you are already a follower you get 3 entries (leave separate comments for each) and if you are a new follower (any follower after today 4/7) you get 2 entries!

2. Follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway for 1 extra entry! (leave the URL of your tweet for it to count!)You can do this once a day!

3. Blog about this giveaway and leave me your link so I can find it for 5 extra entries!!!

This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada. The giveaway will end on 4/22 at 11:59 pm. I will choose a winner using random.Org. The winner will have 48 hours to get back to me or another winner will be chosen! Good Luck!

This review was my honest opinion of the product! I was not paid or told to say anything. I was given a kit by the company to do with my son. I stand by my opinion and have left a review on the product at their sit also!

April 6, 2010

Why at 3?

I thought I was so lucky and had such a good child. I didn't have to go through those terrible twos. At 2 years old my son was just the sweetest little thing.

Now at 3 1/2 he is turning in to a little monster. Last week I had a day that was just soooo bad with him. It just so happened to be my birthday that day. That didn't make him any better. Yesterday I had a day of wanting to pull my hair out and check myself in to a mental institution. (I always wondered it I would finally get some rest there!)

At this moment I am fussing him for being down right mean to the dog. (She tends to hide from him now!)

Back to yesterday. I spent all day with him playing outside, watching his favorite movies, painting, playing with the dog, and so on. Well, I had to make a quick run to the store for something I didn't realize I need to make dinner and didn't have it. On the way home he was mad because I didn't let him have something he wanted.

I made the mistake of asking him "Didn't I do enough for you today with out having to stop at Sonic to get you a slushy." I was in a hurry to get home and cook.

He then told me "No! You don't do enough for me!" This just crushed me. I tried to explain in not to nice of a voice that I don't work just so that I can stay home with him. When he continued to tell me I wasn't a very good Mommy I then asked him if he wanted a new Mommy. He said Yes! I started going through my list of other women who could be his new mommy. He didn't want any of them.

Needless to say when Hubby got home and he was still acting like a little brat the shit hit the fan. He didn't want to eat because apparently I don't cook anything good. He spent I don't know how long on his knees last night. He also got I don't know how many lectures at the same time.

By the end of the night he didn't finish his food, get a bath, or a bed time story. He was lucky to get his p.j.'s on. Today he is punished with no cartoons, no kool-aid in his sippy cup (this is what he fills up on so he doesn't eat his food), no going outside to play, and no candy or snacks between meals.

I really don't think it is bothering him. We just don't know what to do to really punish him so he understands he can't act this way. Any suggestions would be welcome!!!!

April 5, 2010


Easter is a great time of year. It is filled with celebrations and traditions. This year was no exception.

We are still explaining a lot of what Easter truly means to Will. At 3 years old and just learning about the Bible, he is taking more in than I expected. Of course he is still fascinated with the magical Easter Bunny who brought him a beautiful basket on Easter morning.

We dyed our eggs Saturday and Pocked them on Sunday. He always loves this tradition. The weekend was a long one being away from home and all.

It is nice to be home and getting back into the groove of things. God has been good to us!!!!

April 3, 2010

Saturday's Giveaways!

Here are a few of the many giveaways I have been entering! Good Luck! I won a pair of pearl earrings on my birthday! A reader told me she has been winning too! One of the things she won was the sterling silver charm bracelet from Charm Factory!!!

This girls life...so far is giving away a pair of hand made freshwater cultured pearl earrings-Ends 4/15

babybix blog is giving away a Fisher-Price Bounce and Spin Froggy-Ends 4/7

Little Blessings is giving away a 'Joy' or 'Faith' Necklace-Ends 4/5

Networking Witches is giving away a belt from Myself Belts-Ends 4/8 (It is so hard to find belts for little boys. This company makes belts that are so easy for kids to use! This site also has lots of other giveaways!)

Heavenly Savings is giving away something for all the crocheters out there-a crochet pattern of your choice from DelightedHands3113-Ends 4/13

Honoring The King is giving away a lovely necklace from Cookie Lee-Ends 4/19

Me and My Boys are giving away 2 baby products from Sandra Magsamen -Ends 4/16

Saving Our Way is giving away a Rachel Ray "Bubble & Brown" Bakeware set (just like the one I won)-Ends 4/5 (Mellisa, If I win I will be giving this to you!!!)

Luv My Two Girls is giving away a Kidorable Umbrella-Ends 4/17 (Yes, I am still trying to win this for Will!)

Minnesota Mama's Must Haves is giving away a bumGenius Organic One Size Cloth Diaper-Ends 4/14

April 2, 2010

Good Friday


This Friday is like no other. Today is Good Friday. A day that we are all to remember the reason for Easter.

So many forget the reason for Mardi Grass or Easter Sunday. They only remember the booze and beads or the Easter Bunny.

Today I want to send my tears and praise up to Heaven. God has given us his only son to forgive OUR sins! The one who has never sined has to suffer for us. I believe he suffers continuously for us!

Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ!!! Thank You!!!!

April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday's

This week I am thankful for honesty!

Sometimes it's hard to be honest. To tell someone you don't like the way something is or that you don't really want to go on that long trip. Being a good Christan is hard work a lot of the time. You don't want to hurt others feelings, but you don't want to lie. How do you balance it all. I have been trying to walk in the way of the Lord, and let me tell you it's not an easy road. I am getting better though. A lot of times things will come to my mind before I do the wrong thing. Other times I will feel guilt immediately! Even over the "small white lies".

I am still working on it though. I have never been a big lire. As most though, I don't like to hurt people's feelings and I use to lie to get out of things I didn't want to do. My road is filled with pot holes. I am learning to jump over some and walk smoothly around others.

I am thankful for Gods love and forgiveness. He has shown me a better way. Just yesterday I made my feelings know to one family member about another. Why do people have to be so mean to others because one person's presents (no matter how innocent they are) can make another person so uncomfortable to the point of pushing everyone else away? I don't understand it, but my philosophy is (and has been for some time) "Don't let others keep you away from the places and people you want to be near."

Don't let others run you out of a room because they make you uncomfortable. Be truthful and stand by what you believe.

I am also thankful for my Hubby's honesty! He will always tell me when my hair needs to be cut or when I need to let something go. Without honesty in our relationship we would not be as happy or as in love as we are now!

Thank you God for giving us the power of honesty!

Join us over at Spiritually Unequal Marriage to link up with what you are Thankful for Today!