Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Pay it Forward I have been seeing all of this "Pay it Forward 2011" stuff on facebook. I wasn't really sure what it was all about until I looked into it on a friends page and then she also posted it on her blog. The whole original idea was that you promised to make something homemade for the first 5 people that responded to your facebook post (whether it be some sort of craft or baked good).
In return, those five people had to post it on their facebook and do the same for 5 people.
So in keeping with stealing this whole idea, I decided to bring it over to my blog. Instead of just 5 people, I am going to make something for 12 people. That's right. 12. One a month. I already have 3 willing participants, so the next 9 people (I don't think 9 people even read this!) to leave me a comment with your address will be added to my calendar. The only catch is, when you receive your stuff, you have to do something for someone else.
If everyone did something nice for someone different each month, and that person did something nice, what would the world become?
We all know how much fun it is to receive, but I want to have fun giving too!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Since it's been awhile since I've blogged, I don't know where to begin! For now, I'll just post some pics and promise I'll do better with keeping up! (sorry, but these are not in order!)

One weekend we took a little "day trip." We just checked out some local sites and visited some flea markets. You can just see the excitement in Ty's face!

Ty and Noah at their big brothers' play.

Fourth of July at home

Another weekend we took a little trip to Hot Springs. We played putt-putt golf, rode go-carts and bumper boats, visited some bath houses, and shopped....and shopped...and shopped some more!

Yes, you can call me a bad mother. I have NO pictures of Ty actually playing baseball this year. I snapped this one after we got home from his last game! He played in Conway this year and loved it! His team wasn't the best...but they got a trophy for best sportsmanship!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope everyone has a wonderful {and Safe} Memorial Day weekend!

Clay is working today, so the boys and I are going to spend the day at the pool. Tomorrow we're going to the lake, and then cooking out on Monday!
What a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

For Sale

I recently started making wreaths for a few friends and selling some at a local flea market. So I thought,

"why not advertise on my blog?"

So...if you're in need of a super cute or totally funky wreath for your front door, I'm here to help!

These are just a few that I took picutres of, but I can make one customized just for you to match your decor.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What else you been lyin' to me about?

Easter 2010

Let me just tell ya...Easter was not the same around here this year. The boys think they're too old to be dressed in coordinating outfits (which they probably are). For goodness sakes...they wouldn't even stand together for me to take a picture of them, thus the seperate pictures above.
But, that's not it.
I'll have to start by telling you a little story....
One day last November Hunter came into my room early in the morning while I was getting ready for the day. The first thing out of his mouth was...."Santa's not real, is he?"
I am NOT ready to have this conversation. He's only 9. That's not too old to believe in the big guy in the red suit, is it?
"Well honey, what do you think?"
"Well, I don't see how one man can deliver all those presents in just one night. But, there are so many movies with Santa in it, he has to be real. I now he's not though."
Then the tears started to flow.
What a great way to start the day.
The next day rolls around and Hunter and I are eating lunch. He looks over at me and says, "What else you been lying to me about?"
"Well, Hunter, what do you think?"
"I guess the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and Leprachauns."
Really? Since when were they real?
"Yep, you got it, sweetie. Sorry."
"I don't understand why all you adults have to lie about all that stuff!"
After threatening him with his life if he told his brother, I didn't hear anything else about it. It actually went pretty smoothly.
One down. One to go.
So Easter rolls around. Since Hunter is too big to believe in the Easter bunny, it wasn't the same putting their baskets together. I did it anyway, but just wasn't as thrilled as I usually am.
Then comes the kicker.
Ty stayed home from school with me one day because he was sick. I was in my closet picking out my clothes, and Ty comes in there to ask me a question. All of a sudden all I hear is,
"The Easter Bunny isn't real!"
...and Ty goes running out of the closet.
Not even thinking about it, I had "hid" the baskets in my closet because the kids never go in
there. Until now, of course!
So I go and console Ty, and surprisingly, he wasn't that upset. I guess he just had to get over the initial shock and then he was over it.
Needless to say, Easter will never be the same in our house. I have no babies anymore.
They grow up way to fast.