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A view of my life as I relax on the back porch... Relax???? Well maybe for just a minute when I'm not busy being a wife, mother of two, CPA,.. demonstrator for The Angel Company or obsessed papercrafter.

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  • Ready to Delve into 2012?
    on Dec 30, 2011
    I love new beginnings. They always offer hope with no boundaries. I get excited about the beginning of a new month or even a new week, so it's no wonder that I'm almost giddy at the prospect of a whole new year! I think God intended for us to feel...
  • Old Window into Chalkboard
    on Oct 18, 2011
    We had most of our windows replaced last November. Now eleven months later, we've finally finished the first project with the old windows I wasn't about to pay someone $100 to haul off. If you follow me on Pinterest, you know I have more ideas than...
  • What's on the Menu?
    on Sep 20, 2011
    After whining on Facebook about coming up with dinner ideas, I decided to go ahead and get it all laid out there this week in time for Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday (well, almost in time). I finished up the grocery shopping tonight while Addi...
  • A Little Creativity
    on Aug 6, 2011
    Trying to get some mojo back! It's been way too long since I've spent any time crafting....I saw this blog post on Tip Junkie the same week we were deep cleaning Addison's room. I realized the pink knobs on her white desk really don't work any more...
  • 186 Days - Day 7
    on Jul 5, 2011
    Update on the progress over the long weekend:1. Coupons - YES! I finally got my coupons back in order so I can actually use them, and I hit 3 stores to grab some savings deals. My grocery budget is thankful....2. More progress made on the money sof...
  • 186 Days - Day 3
    on Jul 1, 2011
    WooHoo! The long weekend has started!!! We are mostly staying home, so I really need to add some housekeeping/organizing tasks to my list for the weekend. Hopefully, the extra day will give me a chance to get a few more things in order.So the week...
  • 186 Days - Day 2
    on Jun 30, 2011
    Yes....I'm counting down the remainder of 2011. One or two little organizing projects a day until the end of the year to get this house more organized and purge some of the clutter!Day 1 was a success in spite of the fact we were only home for a cou...
  • 186 Days - Day 1
    on Jun 29, 2011
    Yep! The year is almost halfway over!! How did that happen?? My goal for the year was to get this house WAY more organized. Guess I better get busy, huh?Today's goals:1. Get the kids to spend 15 minutes cleaning up their craft table2. Spend 15...
  • Wishes for Bella Blog Hop - Week Four
    on Jul 13, 2010
    I'm so glad you joined us for Week Four of the blog hop for Bella. You should have arrived here from Katharina's blog. If not, head on back to Denise's blog so you don't miss a single thing in the Week Four blog hop. I can't wait to see how many card...
  • Giving you a month's heads up!
    on Jun 16, 2010
    Erin put out the call yesterday for blog hop participants for Bella Tucker. Please read her story. As the mom of an active 8 yr. old girl, I just had to sign up. I won't be part of the blog hop for another 4 weeks or so, but that means I've got 4 we...
  • Happy Mother's Day!!!
    on May 9, 2010
  • The Great Flood of 2010 - Our Story!
    on May 2, 2010
    Rain on Saturday. This is a view from our covered patio of our backyard. If you enlarge this photo, you might be able to see the white-caps on the creek behind the treeline. This creek bed will be dry rock during the hot summer months.The view from...
  • Wordless Wednesday
    on Apr 28, 2010
  • Railroad Depot
    on Apr 28, 2010
    Four months later, I finally got my depot sign hung above the back door today. Not sure if you can tell, but that little ridge behind the treeline is the CSX short line. I do love this was my Christmas present to me!
  • Happy Easter!
    on Apr 4, 2010
  • Happy Haunting!!!
    on Oct 31, 2009
  • Last Day of Fall Break
    on Oct 20, 2009
    After some puniness and general malaise over the first 3 days of Addison's fall break, everyone seemed to feel much better this morning. Maybe it was the beautiful sunshine and pleasant temperatures. It really was a gorgeous fall day! I was very hap...
  • Happy Birthday Clark!
    on Oct 4, 2009
    In just four short years, we've gone from this sweet little guyto this sweet little guy. He is lovin' Buzz Lightyear right now (and Superman, Spiderman, Batman and any superhero he can find). We even ventured out to Chuck E Cheese tonight to make su...
  • White Water Rafting (miniscale)
    on Sep 26, 2009
    I guess today is as good a day as any for my "Once-A-Month-Blogging". I realized a couple of weeks ago that given my transition from blogging to Facebook to Twitter, pretty soon I'll just expect you to read my mind! LOL And as a new blog feature,...
  • Krazy Corner to Kids' Corner
    on Aug 26, 2009
    I was called on the carpet about a week ago by a friend who noticed that I hadn't updated the blog lately. Seems I've turned into a OAMB (Once-A-Month-Blogger). But instead of boring you with all our vacation and back to school pictures, I'll show...