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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sale Ends Soon!

Christmas in July sale ends this Saturday, July 31st at midnight. Start your Xmas shopping now. Get these jewelry pieces at 25% OFF! HURRY...there are some really GREAT steals!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bad Blogger, Bad Blogger!


What happened to me posting daily this summer? Yeah right...that was wishful thinking!

A lot has happened since I've last blogged....let's see...

*My oldest has turned 8! A Whopping EIGHT! AAAACCCKKK!! (I will have to post pix of this at a later post...this is just a quick 'cliff-notes' version).
*Parents came to visit for a couple of days.
*Got a resume together and have faxed them into prospective Pediatric Dental Offices
*Got an interview lined up...did/doing. Supposed to have had one yesterday but it got cancelled due to an employee not showing up and the interviewer not being to interview I go Wednesday
*We are moving along with this house around the corner from our rental...closing is mid-August...LET THE CONSTRUCTION BEGIN!
*Got a special order to make on some jewelry pieces.

So, that's the quick version. I have some pictures on my camera that I need to download and then get them up here.

Till then....

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday Feature - Pineapple Bliss Necklace & Earrings

Here is a pretty necklace made up of Citrine Chunks, Chinese clear crystals, silver spacer beads and silver loops. This necklace idea came to my mind when I was craving some pineapples! I thought that citrine beads would look really nice with silver. So then the necklace started to take place and viola!


Here are the matching earrings to go with it:


These will be in the shop soon! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Let me paint the scene for you...I'm getting ready to go outside after I put Colt down for a nap to spray the yard to kill the bugs outside and the girls come to me to see if they can paint. I said 'okay, go ahead'. So I got paper out for them, paint and a bowl of water. I layed out a table cover and they went to town. They said they were going to paint something for me. Okay I thought. They're good about not making a mess when it comes to paint, maybe b/c I've been anal their entire life when it comes to paint, playdoh and glue! Anyways...I'm's hot...I can't see them thru the windows b/c all I can see is darkness b/c of how bright it is. Anyways...I come on in and I call for them to see what they are doing. Morgan says, "mommy, we have something to show you. You probably are going to get mad and not like it." Okay...what could it be? picture yourself sitting on the couch and out from around the corner jump two girls looking like this...

All I did was shout "OH MY GOSH!" and couldn't stop laughing!! It was funny b/c they were jumping up and down dancing and saying something that I couldn't understand! I laughed so hard I was crying! I had a good laugh. Then I asked why they did this and Morgan said, "because we wanted to look like the Avatars". LOL I knew they shouldn't have watched that movie with us!

And surprising enough...there wasn't much of a mess at all! So, no more painting for them for a while! LOL I did get a picture painted for me but this one is a keeper!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Christmas in July Sale!

All jewelry is 25% OFF!
Stock up now for the holidays

Here are some previews:

Another week off

I took this week off too! Neal is on vacation and well...there went my normal scheduled program! We didn't go anywhere for his vacation...just stayed up late each night watching movies, sleeping in just a little and that's pretty much about it. It was nice having him home but I'm ready for him to go to work. I'm ready to get my normal schedule back! haha The kids played all week at the house and they didn't complain. They did ask every day what they were going to be doing. It seems they yearned for a schedule and they noticed that I didn't write anything down on the schedule calendar. But I must do that sometime today.

We did go some where Wednesday. Neal had a doctors appointment in the town where we used to live so we hung out while he saw the doctor. Then we went to his parents house. The kids and I took a dip in the pool which was nice. The kids had fun. Then we headed home. The rest of the week Neal had appointments with this contractor and that contractor and just looking at the houses that are for sale in our neighborhood. There is one FEMA rule that is bugging us about the house that we put a contract on. We want to renovate it but the new laws/regulations FEMA has out makes it hard for ANY homeowner with waterfront property to do so. We're working it out and seeing what we can do to eventually make this 'our home'. I'll have more info when I get more this too I shall stay tuned.

Colton has been sporting a fever the past day and a half. He has no runny nose, goopy eyes, hurt ears, sore throat...just having stomach pains here and there (don't want to relive one of our outings this week in the truck...needlesstosay, it was cut short by the spitting grape juice monster...YUCK!). I thought maybe he's teething again because he has been drooling a little. But not sure if he throat really hurts or not...ya know? So I may take him in tomorrow to see the doc's. Keeping my fingers crossed though he kicks whatever this is by then.

Tomorrow Morgan has Writing Camp at school for the next 2 weeks. Only 3 hours each day and Friday's off. Gotta start going to bed a little earlier and setting my alarm clock again. heehee It'll be a nice 3 hours though for her and it also gives me some alone time with the other 2. I can't wait to hear all about 'writing camp'. She loves to read and write stories.

Well, today I want to do something on the water, whether it be boating or beach. But Colton isn't up to it. So, I guess the next best water activity I'll be doing today is loading the washing machine. There's plenty to do...grrr!

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Week Off

Well, I took a week off it seems from blogging. So much going on and just not really in the mood to blog. Let's start off from last weekend...

can you believe that I don't really remember what happened? Is this a case of C.R.S (can't remember s@#t)? LOL I'm not sure!

OH it's coming back to me (better start taking some gingko biloba to boost that 'old' memory of mine!)

Saturday (the last one in June) I had to take our truck in because I noticed that there was hot air coming out AGAIN. We just got it done a month ago and spent a pretty penny. We just had them put in more fre-on to get us thru the weekend and then we'd have to bring it in Monday (scheduled) to get a broken part. Grrr! Then that evening it was date night. That was fun spent with some good friends and the kids had fun with the babysitter that night.

Sunday we met with a contractor to get info on getting some additions to a house that we are looking into purchasing. Just wanted to see our options and know what our money will get us and how far.

Monday the kids had a dentist appointment. Very pleased with the dentist we saw. In fact, I remember him when he was a student in dental school when I worked at the dental school many years ago. I didn't want them knowing that I knew about pediatric dentistry going into the appointment. Kinda like I was mystery shopping. LOL The kids did great, no cavities and even Colton was a big boy and had them polish his teeth with the polisher. I WAS FLOORED! The boy hates when I have to brush his teeth and it's a battle at night to do them. We have to do the usual...assume the position on the floor, him laying on his back with his arms resting under my legs with him laying between my legs so that I can hold him down and see what's in his mouth. It sounds traumatizing but it's really not. You gotta do what you gotta do. There is some yelling going on but that helps me get into his mouth and brush! Then when he is done he always gets up and says "me" and wants to brush. So he does and then I get a kiss. See...he acts like he's hurt but he's not...what a Drama King! cavities and the dentist ending up finding out that he was a student in my clinic back in the day and we reminisced. So long ago, but it doesn't seem like it. I miss that time. Oh...and I purchased 'Mavala Stop' for Sydney to help with her thumbsucking. She just applies this to her thumbs to help remind her to stop sucking her thumb and also will help with nail growth. Well, she did say that she wanted her nails to grow long and she was very excited to start this venture and stop sucking her thumb. We are going on a week and she hasn't sucked her thumb since that day she went to the dentist. She tried 6 or so times that day after applying it and she said it tastes horrible. Even after you washing her hands many times the taste was still there and the taste IS nasty (I tried a little...YUCK!) She has to do this for 30 days and then she's thumbsuck-free!

Then after the dentist I took the kids to a fun park. One they haven't been to. They had fun and then it was back to normal scheduling.

We ended up taking the truck back in Monday to get a piece fixed for the compressor fan and also get a hose fixed. They kept it over fact, I got it back Tuesday evening. So Tuesday we spent indoors. Did lots of laundry (but guess what...there is more to do now!)

Wednesday Neal took a personal day to meet with five more contractors so that I wouldn't have to deal with the kids AND the contractors. THANK YOU! It's not that it can't be done, it just would not be productive b/c then I wouldn't be able to concentrate on what they were saying. So we did our normal stuff around the house, BORING!

Thursday the kids and I headed out to Orlando to visit with Mema and Pappap. We spent some time in the pool too. That was fun. The kids loved it. Sydney got to open her birthday present early and she was VERY excited. She got some sundresses, a gift certificate to one of her favorite stores and her MOST FAVE gift...a Dora Comforter. This little girl of mine just loves Dora the Explorer...still! I won't complain though...makes her still a little girl...and I don't want her to grow up any time soon. Here are some pictures I got from our visit.

I love when Morgan reads for Sydney. But Sydney is now reading and it won't belong before she will be reading for her brother.
And here is Sydney with her Pappap.

We didn't stay that long at my parents. We left the next day but the kids got to swim one more time.

Saturday I went the grocery store and that was all. It was a rainy day. We did get to see some fireworks from our window in the back of the house looking at the canal. Some people decided to do fireworks and it was a nice site to see.

Sunday was Independence Day AND Sydney's 6th birthday. Didn't feel like ID4. Didn't feel like Sydney's birthday either. Just wasn't into celebrating this year. We usually go see fireworks with some family and the kids play in the park. Not this year. 80% chance of rain and no sun in site. YUCK! We had some friends come over to have dinner with us. Still didn't feel like ID4. Sydney opened her present in the morning that we got her...a DSi, a game to go with it and a little purse to hold it all in. She loved it. Her and her sister were playing most of the day with it. It's so neat what they can do with the thing. Take pictures and distort them, record things and have the voices distorted too. They can even chat back in forth to each other on it. The features on it are cool. And then of course they can have games. I'm more of the mom that wants them to have educational games and not just games to play.

Anyways...I made Sydney's birthday dessert that she requested...'Dora' Brownies. I just made some regular brownies and bought some of those icing decore shaped Dora the Explorer's to top the brownies with. The brownies were yum. Had to add a candle to it too!

The birthday girl!

Mr. Steve and Mr. Johnnie with the girls
And now today is Monday. Another rainy day. BOOO! Neal is on vacation but we aren't going anywhere. What are the plans for today? I need to go make my weekly calendar for them! OOPS!

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