Thursday, April 19, 2012

My trash to treasure

I have seen the faux metal wall hangings that some people have made. I love them and thought that I would give it a try. This cost me not one penny! It is made out of toilet paper rolls. It took a little bit of time to measure and cut and swirl all the rolls, but I am glad I did it. I just hung it up with a few clear push pins.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


This little jar brings back SOOO many memories! My grandpa always used to drink this and it was such a special treat to sit down with him and have a cup of Postum. We always had to drink it the right way. There always had to be a breath of "awww" at the end of every sip. Last time I was at my grandma's house, I noticed that she still had a jar she has been savoring in her cupboard. Mind you, this was discontinued in 2007 :) Well out of curiousity I googled Postum and it lead me to an Amazon link where someone was selling ONE jar of Postum for $150.00! I could not believe it. Then I found Postum website and they are re-releasing it in the Winter of 2012. I am looking forward to getting a jar and teaching my kids the proper way to drink it. I miss my grandpa and I think even having a jar in the house will make me happy.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

First of all, I don't want it to come across as I have a terrible life, but lets face it motherhood is NOT easy. I love my children (and my husband) and when they all listen to me, things go very well. Why can't they just realize that? lol - Sometimes I read a quote that I just needed at that moment. This happens to be one. Next time instead of going into the bathroom and screaming at the top of my lungs and then walking out calmly, :) I think I will step outside and get some air and think.
I love music! Somehow it always make me feel better. Here are two songs that I love.
Here are the lyrics for "Love and Laundry" by Point of Grace - The video is cute too!
Here I go again it’s another messy morning
Walk around the clothes that are covering the floor and
Take my kiss and coffee to go
Then put on my mascara while I’m driving down the road
I thought that I could do it all
Turns out I was crazy
Man I need an iPhone and a cleaning lady
We haven’t had a date night in what seems like forever
It might take a miracle to get myself together
Oh I wish that there were more than24 hours in a day
I haven’t found it yet but there’s gotta be a way
And I keep praying thatI can get everything done
And still have time for love
And a load of laundry
I’d sure like to relax laying in a bubble bath
But then I’d have to clean the tub and really who’s got time for that
There goes my day dream I’m just wishful thinking
Oh shoot I’m running late, I gotta make it to a meeting
I’ve been waiting for this moment all day, just you and me
The lights are low, next thing I know
We’re both drifting off to sleep
I also love this inspirational song by Point of Grace. Remember, always turn up the music.
Wake up to the sunlight
With your windows open
Don't hold in your anger or leave things unspoken
Wear your red dress
Use your good dishes
Make a big mess and make lots of wishes
Have what you want
But want what you have
And don't spend your life lookin' back
--Chorus: --
Turn up the music
Turn it up loud
Take a few chances
Let it all out
You won't regret it
Lookin' back from where you have been
Cuz it's not who you knew
And it's not what you did
It's how you live
So go to the ballgames
And go to the ballet
And go see your folks more than just on the holidays
Kiss all your children
Dance with your wife
Tell your husband you love him every night
Don't run from the truth
'Cause you can't get away
Just face it and you'll be okay
Oh wherever you are and wherever you've been
Now is the time to begin
So give to the needy
And pray for the grieving
E'en when you don't think that you can
'Cause all that you do is bound to come back to you
So think of your fellow man
Make peace with God and make peace with yourself
'Cause in the end there's nobody else

Thursday, April 5, 2012

These are just a few things that have been keeping me busy lately. I have been wanting to make this balloon wreath for birthdays for a while. I love the way it turned out and it will be so fun to hang this up for birthdays throughout the year. Here is a wreath that I made for Easter. I don't know why, but I have really gotten into wreaths lately. I think it would be fun to have one for every holiday.
This is Addy. We made easter baskets out of a paper plate. The kids loved carrying them around all afternoon putting the eggs in and taking them out over and over.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


This is Mable.

Every year on this day for many years she has made an appearance for Jason's birthday. My mom made her for Jason as a joke and she has become "part of the family". Poor Mable had been transported to different places, placed in his truck and hung up so many times that we had to retire her last year. Jason only got a birthday e-mail from Mable this year, but it was still fun to hear from her. Happy Birthday Jason!