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Monday, January 10, 2011

Menu Plan Monday's

It's time of the week again (and I haven't blogged in while) so here goes:

MONDAY: spaghetti w/ meatballs
TUESDAY: soft tacos, refried beans and yellow rice
WEDNESDAY: grilled cheese and soup
THURSDAY: salad with homemade red wine vinegrette
FRIDAY: Chicken Caesar Salad and bread

I'm not doing the weekend on my menu plan b/c I'm not sure what is going on this weekend besides catching up on sleep, soccer game, chores, laundry and lounging around. Soooo....the menu is open!

Have a great week!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

2011 DT call

2011 DT Call
Calling all scrappers from all over the world. If you like to create and inspire then this call is for you! THE MOSY SCRAPPER is looking for 2 NEW designers to lead the message board in inspiration!

TMS is going on it's 3rd year and is ready for some new fun and creativity this coming year! Be a part of the team and board. If you haven't joined yet, please come on down to the message board! Upon submissions please have at least 10 posts to be considered in the DT call. We LOVE participation and chattiness!

Design Team members will be responsible for:
* Designing 2-3 layouts AND 1-2 card(s) or altered project(s) (more is always nice! :) )
* At least 1 finished projects by the 30th of the previous month (so we can show off your stuff on the boards/fb/blog), the rest by the 20th of the kit month
* A review each month on the sponsored kit
* Occasional challenges and crop challenges/participation.
* Promote TMS around the internet (where allowed)

Board participation:
* Contribute praise to our members in the Gallery
* Respond regularly to topics on discussion board.
* Sign up for challenges to be posted weekly/daily/monthly on the message board

We are an exciting and are looking for strong and COMMITTED Design Team members to actively participate on our message boards and help us promote!

To enter please submit:

2 creations:
* 1 layout (any size)
* 1 card (any size or sentiment)

Please make sure that these items are NEW and NEVER BEFORE SEEN and submit them to: (subject line: 2011 DT CALL) by December 20th, 2010. Past TMS designers are welcome to try out. DT reign will be for 4 months.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Handmade IN A HURRY!

DECEMBER 6th, 2010

Grab your last minute Xmas gifts at great prices! Doohickies & Such will be participating. There is a sale ALREADY at D&S so what more savings are you in for? CRAZINESS!!!

Make sure to mark your calendars and SHOP, SHOP, SHOP!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Cyber Monday

Well...with 1 hour to spare, I must say something about my sale in my shop: Doohickies & Such

Everything in the store is 50% OFF!


A quick synopsis

Well, the craziness is over (finally)!

It took a week to move some boxes and the big items into our new house. Then some packing for a cruise and getting things into the car without the girls knowing. Then a 4 day cruise but away from home for 6.5 days.

And now it's today and it's already over!

I will have pictures up from our cruise. We had a good time, the girls were surprised and I'm happy to say that they were excited and it was worth the secret of not telling them until it was time to go. But reality is here, and I must unpack!

Friday, November 12, 2010


SAVE, SAVE, SAVE!!! Get your Xmas gifts early and at a great price!

Shop this event today and tomorrow: THE HANDMADE EXPO click Shop Now! and enter password handmadeholidays!

My shop is in this! Right now Doohickies & Such is having a 30% OFF sale on ALL jewelry. I wonder what MORE you can get if you do the above???!!! :)

Friday Fill-ins

It's that time again...


1. When pigs fly I will also see pink elephants.

2. MORE priming to do, seriously?!

3. Call me Tazmanian Devil this week LOL.

4. What? Sleep in...yeah right, if you know what I mean.

5. The most entertaining person in my life is at the moment would be Colton because he is saying and doing the funniest things to entertain himself while I work on our house, poor guy is bored, but he's funny!

6. First Colton, then Morgan, then Sydney calling my name, who's next...the dog?

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to getting some rest, tomorrow my plans include an early soccer game then working on the house and MORE packing and Sunday, I want to be ALL moved into our new home!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I see Red!

Well, yesterday I didn't get to packing as much as I had hoped. I had other things in mind...procrastination! LOL

Went to pick up some things at the grocery store and had a craving for red velvet cake. The bakery didn't have any, so I did the next best thing. I bought some Duncan Hines. :)

Made me some cupcakes and a mini cake (of course with some cream cheese icing and a little bit of chocolate shavings on top!) YUM!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Menu Monday's

Time to make the menu again for the week. I need to find some recipes that calls for the oven. I am definately going to take advantage of having one since my days are numbered in this rental WITH an oven (and stove for that matter. LOL)

Monday - Cheesy Taco Bake
Tuesday - Chicken Stuffing Devan recipe calls for turkey but I want chicken! LOL
Wednesday - leftover meatballs with brown gravy from Friday with noodles and string beans
Thursday - Chicken and Rice Casserole
Friday - leftovers

Saturday is the big move (I think) so I'll keep it simple...grilled cheese or something to that effect. I will be a baking fool when I can this week. I've got strawberry and blueberry muffins I want to make. The leftovers will go in the freezer for those quick easy breakfasts. I'll also make some brownies and I have a box of Cookie Bars in the pantry that I want to make. At least I won't be splurging in the coming weeks on desserts. It'll be JELL-O for me! haha

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What happened this week

I totally forgot to post pictures from last weekend's festivities.


Morgan and Sydney were both butterfly fairies and Colton was a knight in shining armor! The girls loved spraying their hair with some glitter dye. Morgan was sporting blue and Sydney was in pink. Colton had way to much fun in his costume...playing the part too well!

Colton called it in early though. He got really tired during the treating so he handed me his bucket and had daddy carry him the rest of the time. They all scored some yummy candy (hahaha).
The rest of the week I've been working at our new house. I've been priming all the walls and ceiling. They finally got started on the construction to our addition on Thursday too! What was our sunroom in the back is no longer there. The windows and walls AND ceiling are gone! And it got cold Thursday too! GEEZ was it cold in the house! Neal took a day off Friday and I helped him put up some dry wall and got to play with the drill. :) We had to put back up the old drapes that I had taken down for priming. Don't want inspectors to look inside the house and see that we are doing some work on the inside too. Don't want to get our contractor in trouble. Kind of silly though if you ask me! The contractors are doing the work on the OUTSIDE. WE are doing the work on the inside. BUT, don't want to ruin any one's plans, so we are abiding by the rules...I guess.
The house is still a wreck and we have to move in next weekend. Well...we have till the 20th but next weekend is the ONLY free weekend we have before our trip in 16 days.
SHHH! Girls don't know and I can't wait till they find out!

Today was Morgan's first soccer game and she was in the goal for the first half. I was a little skeptical on her being in the goal. I'm a mom...scared she'll get kicked in the face. PLUS, I like to see her in the action and not getting scored on!
So I had Neal stop at a sports store after Thursday's practice, which got rained on so it got cancelled once we got there, and had him buy her some gloves and a mouthguard.
She did well I must say. Needs some work, but she's only had 2 practices. In the 2nd half though...she came out running and doing some fancy footwork and was able to get the ball away from some of the defendors. She was playing tricks on them! LOL LOVED IT! I'm not sure where she's practiced those moves, but I want to see more!
They lost but it wasn't bad considering they haven't ALL practiced altogether yet in the 2 practices we've had. Can't wait till next weekend! Maybe then I'll remember to have my camera. I just feel so out of this week. The house is a wreck b/c I haven't had a chance to pay attention to it, I've been at the other house (and I'm sure the kids can't wait till we finally stay at ONE home...I know I will...mess or no mess).
Trying to play catch up on the computer tonite and get cracking on the laundry.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Tale of the Halloween Fairy

I just got a glimpse of happiness/excitement from Sydney just now. We are sitting watching a movie with the kids, "The Wild Stallion", and she just leaned back while munching on some popcorn and said, "I can't wait till the 31st! It's Halloween!"

It's so neat to see them get excited. We've been go-go-go with school activities, things for the new house, just every day stuff and I totally forgot about the HALLOWEEN FAIRY!!!


See, for the past 2 years I've told them about the 'Halloween Fairy' and O.M.G., they are waiting to see what she brings them this year! What happens on Halloween night is this...

...the kids go trick or treating and then come home to do the usual...look at their goodies, get googly-eyed over their treasures and drool. Then they pick out 10 of their fave pieces that they'd want to eat and the rest goes back into their buckets. WHY? Well...because when the kids are asleep, the 'Halloween Fairy' comes into our home and takes the candy to give to those kids less fortunate (a.k.a. Mommy and Daddy! LOL) She then leaves them a surprise in their buckets in the morning.

It works like a charm!

The first year the girls got some tights that they love wearing with their skirts. AND a note! ;) Last year before we left to go trick or treating she left them a little note on the kitchen table that said they could keep 20 pieces this year instead of 10. Talk about some giddy kids! I can't remember what they got last year. But this totally slipped my mind and they mentioned something to me today! Can you imagine the look on my face when they brought her up?!!!

HOLY SMOKES! QUICK...think of something Momma!

And I didn't get a chance to go to the store today, by myself, to pick up a little something. So...what am I going to do?

I think I may surprise them with extra candy left in their buckets and some money. Who doesn't like money right?!

I hope that they aren't disappointed, but we'll see!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Hit SEND...

I did it! I hit the inevitable "SEND" button and sent an email reply back to a future employer.'s the waiting game and either a YES or a NO. Hmmmm....

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Well, yesterday was a good day. Besides being dead tired from working on some things at the new house and trying to entertain my 2 year old in the process, we got some good news.

Our landlord, Judy, is letting us stay in the rental house a little longer instead of being out by this weekend.


We are forfeiting our security deposit (which is one months rent) to stay in the rental a little longer. We plan to be out before we go on our cruise in November. Still need to do some major things in the home before moving in. I was at peace with the idea of just dealing with the chaos and mess but hey, I'm not going to complain.

Two to three more weeks of being able to use a stove, dishwasher, oven...all those things that I had posted in my last blog. I'm happy! I don't feel so rushed anymore. Still going to be a whirlwind, but that's okay...I have time to stretch my legs here and there. ;)

As I said....Judy ROCKS!

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