Saturday, October 31, 2009

Fave song Friday. . .

er, I mean Saturday. oops!

Hope you have a wonderful Halloween, with lots of treats and no tricks! : )

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A little "spooky". . .

I can not believe it's October 27th and I have yet to get my fall decor, down out of our attic and at this point, I figure what's the use.

I will say that I am super excited to display my Christmas decor b/c I scored some super cute stuff after Christmas last year that I can not wait to put out! So, I am sure I will be ahead of the game when it comes to Christmas decor! : )

Anyhow, here is our "lite" version of Halloween decorating.

We call him "Tom".

Just a cute little sign, I found.

Maddie just had to do a little something outside.

A cute and sparkly "haunted" house.

and lastly, our hand crafted Halloween luminaries.

Scary stuff, huh?

How about you, are you all decorated up for Halloween?

Monday, October 26, 2009

I've been tagged!

A couple of my bloggy friends, Heather and Lisa tagged me and hopefully, this will help me to break my blogging slump.

So lucky for you, you get to read 8 totally random things about me and I want you to do the same.

Here goes. . .

1. It's no secret that I love cosmetics, skin care, etc. But, can you believe I have gone to work everyday the past two weeks with not a stitch of makeup on and my hair wet pulled up in a hair clip! I mean for goodness sakes, I used to not even walk out my door to check the mail unless I had make up on! So funny how things change!

2. I love bubble gum. Seriously, the bad for your teeth kind, that's straight out of a bubble gum machine.

3. Is it odd, that I am not angry at the guy that stole our ATV? I was more sad than anything and now that we have it back, I can't be mad at him. The investigator told me the guy had been out of work since March and I can't help but in some way feel sorry for him. My husband on the other hand, is furious! I, of course, still do not like the fact that some stranger was in our yard while we slept. That still freaks me out!

4. I am an english teacher's worst nightmare. I can spell and even won the spelling bee in 6th grade but I have no idea when and where to use proper puncuation. So, I just use it when I *think* it's right. I also tend to use , and ! a lot!!! ; )

5. I am so very thankful for my job. It's not what I ever thought what I would do when I "grew up" but if I have to work, I am glad I am doing what I do. I work for an addiction counseling agency and see people that truly are at "rock bottom" on a daily basis. The pay is not that great but the benefits are. There is nothing more rewarding than to see a client recover and get back on their feet. Working here has also made me realize how fortunate and blessed I truly am. I figure the least I can do for them is to be a smiling face and treat them with respect when they walk through our door. Even, if I am without makeup! : )

6. I am addicted to hoodies, love, love, love them! My fave outfit consists of a hoodie, jeans and a ballcap. Typical weekend wardrobe.

7. I wanted to own a Hallmark store when I grew up, still do actually. : )

8. I am still trying to figure out that camera! LOL

I would love to hear 8 random things about you.

So, any of you that read this, please reciprocate and let me know!: )

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fave song Friday. . .

Love this song! Hope you have a FABULOUS Friday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!

They found Jeff's ATV!!

Praise God!

I honestly thought, it was gone for good and if we ever got it back, it would be useless to us.

But, they found it and it was spray painted black (it was camo) and it's roughed up a bit but in otherwise good condition.

Apparently, the guy who stole it was on a crime spree and had stolen several other things including a motorcyle, a couple of trailers, a race car(can you believe that?!)and a couple other atv's. All were sitting in the impound yard waiting for the rightful owner to pick them up.

We are definitely adding a rider to our insurance in case this was to ever happen again!!

This was definitely an important lesson and we are so very thankful and so very blessed!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just because it cracks me up. . .

Here I am in all glory.

Such a good look for me, yes?!?!

Next supermodel, maybe?

A little disheartened. . .

Why, you ask?

Because someone came into MY yard this weekend and stole my husband's ATV.

His ATV that he wanted so very badly and we bit the bullet and bought.

His ATV that we have had less than 2 years.

His ATV that is not paid for or covered by insurance.

It just stinks. Period.

What stinks even more, is that someone, a complete stranger, was in my yard while I slept.

That scares me. tremendously.

While I am so thankful, that no one got hurt and only a "material" thing is gone.

I am still hurt and angry.

I feel violated.

I plan on getting new locks put on the door this weekend and Jeff will be installing motion sensor lights on each side of our house.

I will admit, I have often left our doors unlocked while I ran a quick errand.

I felt safe, I felt secure.

No more.

That trust is gone and I am not sure it will ever come back and I truly, truly hate that.

Have you ever had this happen to you?

How did you deal and did you ever get over it?
Friday, October 16, 2009

A little Halloween Craft. . .

While Maddie had the flu, we did one of favorite things to do together.

We crafted!

I saw these featured on a blog and just had to try it.

Aren't they just adorable!?!?

She even posted a tutorial on how to do them.

BTW-You have to check her blog out! She comes up with the neatest ideas!

I didn't have a bunch of jars laying around so I headed to the dollar tree and was able to get everything I needed there, to do this project.
YAY for the dollar tree! : )

Jeff even got in on the action and made our witch a 3d nose and hat!

(Don't tell anyone, but I think he likes to craft too. ;))


Here's a close up of our witch's nose, she even has a wart!

Oh, and Frankie even got a set a of plugs. I think we put them in the wrong place, though. Oops!

So cute, right? : )

I am linking this to Wendy at The Shabby Nest's frugal decorating party!

Now, I am gonna see what everyone else has done.

I am bound to find some cute ideas! : )

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fave song Friday...

Happy, Happy Friday!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Fave song Friday. . .

ACK, it's Friday already?!?!

Sorry, have had a super busy week and my Maddie girl has the flu. :(

So, blogging was put on the back burner this week.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fave song Friday. . .

Hope you have a great weekend! : )