Friday, May 29, 2015
here. I should remind you I am not a Dr. I am not recommending what will or won't work in the essential oils world and, I didn't sleep at a holiday Inn last night :)
Erin Condren planners? They are really cute!! I have a love hate relationship with planners. I love having a cute planner all filled out and organized. I hate how heavy they are to carry around. I am crazy in love with the cute stickers this planner came with but I hate I can never get them straight on the little date blocks. I find it a pain to keep up with a calendar and a planner but I just can't go without an old fashion calendar hanging on the pantry door no matter how ugly it looks. DD#1 and DD#2 have both requested the teacher planners for next school year, better start saving money now!!
I have been working on super speed this week to try and get as much done as possible before I have the kiddo's for a few days. DD#3 informed me last night that her in-laws will be keeping the grands while they are here for a visit.....It's nice to have a little time off but still.....We are going to miss those little buggers today :(
Hubby and his buddy have decided since we don't have kiddo's to drag around today it will be the perfect day to drive around looking for land. Sigh. Hubby has had it in his head for a few years that he wants a little piece of land in the country. He has visions of spending weekends out on his mini farm enjoying Mother Nature driving around on a full size tractor. I have visions of yet one more thing to take care of. A giant time and money sucker, just what we need in our golden years!!
I might be an interesting day
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Raven - Good for respiratory disease and chest infections
R.C. - Good for colds, bronchitis, sore throats, sinusitis, coughs, and lung infections
Breathe Again - Super charged version of R.C. in a great On The Go roller ball
Gentle Baby - Helps during pregnancy and with diaper rash and chapped baby skin
Eucalyptus Blue - Antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial
Better throw in a disclamer!!! I nor our DD are medical proffesinals. Imformation came from Essential Oils Pocket Reference.
I have an additional oil order coming in this month :) So excited to get that one as it has an oil I need to make a carple tunnel blend as well as a few other Nanny needs blends.
Hubby and I are LOVING these oils!! Anything we can do to keep nasty additives out of our lives is a winner for us.
Now back to work on the quilt top.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
I hope everyone enjoyed their long holiday weekend. Ours was great. Lots of yummy summer food, time with family, and hanging around the back yard enjoying tall glasses of water for me, adult beverages for the others :)
Hubby has taken the week off, best part of all he has a playmate for the week. That should keep him out of my hair and off my nerves :) Already this morning they have made repairs to the deck, done a little work in the garage, taken a load of junk to the dump, and made a run to Goodwill for me. Oh ya, and caught a lizard that was on the staircase, ewwwww
My focus needs to be on quilting all week, finish the quilt top I have started then move on to FMQ of two other quilt tops. Hubby wants to give two of his aging Aunts a quilt when we visit in late June. Works for me!!! I have a great excuse to set at the machine for hours on end.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
A couple of small bottles to give away
A few more larger jars for gifting
I am excited to finally get all this scrapbooking mess off the kitchen table sometime today!!! I had planned to finish the quilt top I started last week but it looks like that project will be delayed until next week. We have company coming in tomorrow so somebody needs to do some housework, ME.
We had our first salad from the garden last night with our dinner thanks to hubby's hard work. I have not been of much help this year with the nerve problems in my arm. Slowly it has finally started getting better thank goodness!! We hope to have the last of the spring planting completed tonight, thankfully we have a very long growing season. Time seems to fly by when your trying to play catch up.
Today's To Do's
1.) Finish Ty Boys scrapbook
2.) Clean up the scrapbook mess
3.) Finish garden planting
4.) Give the house a quick clean
5.) Open the guest bedroom and bathroom
6.) Take in a baseball game tonight
7.) Clean fridge
8.) Make a desert
9.) grocery list/maybe grocery shop
That should be enough to fill my day
Monday, May 18, 2015
This past weekend I decided to save time, my back, and my arm that has a mind of it's own when it comes to nerve pain and pack VERY light for the retreat. I took my scrapbooking cart along with an album full of assorted page protectors. That's it!! No machines, stamp tower, containers full of stamps, gizmo's or gadgets. Be it tacky or not, I must say I rocked Ty Boys album!!!
For me less is more in so many area's of my life. After almost 40 years of marriage we have too much STUFF!! I am taking today off to continue to work on Tyler's album as Hubby is on a short road trip. Ditto for Tuesday, then it's on to my closet, ugh!!!! Just too much STUFF!!!
Friday, May 15, 2015
Finally!!!!! A few hours of play time!!! Life has been way out of balance with all that has been going on since Christmas. How crazy it that? I still have a list a mile long that needs to be worked on but I was getting close to my burn out line. I had to have some me time :)
This weekend is also all about me :) I am headed out after the kiddo's leave today for a scrapbooking retreat, yaaaaa. I did myself a favor this go around by packing LIGHT!!!!! I have never ever taken so few supplies. Once I had a plan in mind of what I wanted to work on over the weekend I realized to complete some pages I would have to load the entire scrapbook room. Not gonna happen, I just got that room back in working order.
In anticipation that I might finish scrapbooking long before the weekend is over I am taking along a quilt that I have been hand quilting. In reality it's a quilt I haven't been able to work as there has been no time, it keeps moving from one place to another with the promise " I do sew love you but it's just not your turn".
Finding a balance in life is an on going battle for me. I am sure it is for most of us. Here lately when I do find some down time I just want to SLEEP!!! I almost backed out of going to this retreat...Hubby and I need to tackle the garage next on our never ending quest to get more clutter out of our life. I had forgotten I made my motel reservation back before Christmas when I could get a super deal on the room. Part of the deal was there are no changes or cancellations to the reservation. So....off I will go :)
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Can I just tell you how free I felt walking out of that quilt shop with only the spool of thread I needed!! I think the key to my fabric addiction might be to touch everything in the sewing room before I hit the store's. Five dollars and seven cents was the total!!!
I am finally seeing a light at the end of this home improvement tunnel. All rooms are back in order, the attic is complete, ditto for the decks and yard. The closets and cupboards.....Rome wasn't built in a day. They will get done all in good time (maybe)
Today is just normal everyday housework. Feels sorta like a mini vacation to just do the everyday stuff for a change!!!!
On today's list:
Pack for weekend retreat
Pay bills, BOOOOO
Paint tires, maybe
Enjoy some down time, For Sure!!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Stamping, coloring, and a few pop dots, pure happiness :)
On for today. Mopping, UGH!!! Lots and lots of mopping. Every floor in the house is a nasty mess. It will take at least two rounds to get it all cleaned. I am really in need of a new mop as my old one is at least 10 years old, maybe older but...I am sick to death of the spending!!! I am feeling a whole lot of make do will be in our future this summer.
Also on the must do list is prepare for an upcoming scrapbooking retreat. I am just not feeling it :) I have no idea what I want to work on, nor do I have a desire to pack it all up. Spending time with the other ladies is the only reason I am even going. I think I am in major burn out after the massive amount of layouts I have finished for Elijah. I am itching to SEW!!!!
Speaking of sewing....Lord have mercy I need to finish sew many projects!!!! Putting the sewing/scraproom back in order brought out all the beautiful (ugly) truth. My fabric bank runneth over!!! I pulled out a UFO Irish Chain quilt that I LOVE but had put on the back burner for a year or could it be maybe two? I am going to carve out an hour or two from my day today to work on it :)
Another MUST do sewing project is to finish hand quilting another quilt. I have been moving that quilt around in a bag way too long. It is now resting beside the sofa for some evening hand work.
We have a few mini vacations coming up this summer, hand quilting would be a nice way to pass the time in the motel. It beats the heck out of watching TV!!!
Off to the races, if I stay on track I just might be able to carve out a bit of play time today
Off to the races, if I stay on track I just might be able to carve out a bit of play time today
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
I didn't get much marked off my list last week as I had one or more of the grands each day. But Hubby and I did make a major dent on the deck yesterday afternoon after our Mothers Day cookout.
The list of wants/needs seems to never end in an older house :( Our decks need to be replaced. The top deck is original to our home, the lower deck hubby and I added some 20 years ago, it too has seen better days.
As I was making the list of To Do's and to buy's for the deck area this weekend we marked off painting and staining the deck and rails. I just didn't see spending money on paint and all for decks that hopefully will be torn off next year. It's time to save!!!!!
We did spring for new cushions for all of the chairs, as well as new umbrella's. OUCH!!! I thought about recovering or old cushions but they were not worth the time and money to fool with. Seeing as how they were 7 years old replacement seemed justified. Have you priced outdoor cushions lately? CRAZY!!! I was shocked that 6 chair cushions ran $419.00 and that was at one of the warehouses!!!
The Lord must have known how upset I have been over the massive amount of dollars that have flown out of our home over this past month, he put a little yard angel in the parking lot of the garden center :) As hubby and I were getting our flat bed buggy a fella was loading his truck. He ask if we were planning on getting flowers? Yes as a matter of fact we are. He was so sweet in sharing if we went to the very back of the store they had 50%-70% off a ton of flowers. SCORE!!!!!!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
We hit Lowe's after breakfast to purchase a few more rose bushes while they are having a Mothers Day sale along with paint for the shutters and garage door. Now that the new windows are in along with the Hardly board installation to replace some worn siding the shutters and such are looking shabby. Home improvements seem to take on and expensive life of their own!!!!
Tyler and I had a wonderful day of healing yesterday. While we were at Lowe's we ran into bird house kits. Tyler and Papaw love puttering around in the garage building stuff :) After we threw it in the buggy Tyler ask if we could get one for each of the other Grands...he has such a sweet giving heart :) Sure throw them in!! As he was filling the buggy with 4 more bird houses he found a build your own car set. Have mercy!!! After a quick call to his Papaw they decided Mason man would love a new hand made car. Oh the tings we do for this little guys.
Last stop was the grocery store to make dinner for his family. "Mommy is so sad, I don't think she wants to cook" Pork chops, taters and gravy. corn on the cob, and Lima beans. He was feeling a little better when he left to take dinner to Mommy :)
He did have a melt down after lunch while he was cuddling with AJ the beagle which is expected after such a large loss. After some heart breaking tears and hugs we spent the afternoon watching "Swiss Family Robinson" Its his new FAVORITE movie!!! Just goes to show the Oldies really are the Goodies.
Today's to do:
Hang out with the little ones
Make another dinner for Mommy
Finish the laundry
Hope the bread will rise now that the AC is on :)
Download and print the last batch of photo's for Elijah's Volume #2 scrapbook