Friday, October 31, 2014

Do Tizzy Fits Really Work?

Life can get quite busy sometimes. It throws us curve balls, and recently I have been pulled in many different directions. You can check it out in my post They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way. Things came to a head this week, and well even though I never encourage this. And I didn't practice what I preach. I threw a tizzy fit! But do tizzy fits really work?

Well, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. If they are part of your everyday life, many people ignore them. It's just common sense. But if a person who deals with problems in a semi rational method on a normal basis throws a tizzy fit people take notice.

So how did I get to the point of just loosing my cool.

1. Doing Other People's Work

For several months I have been making sure that a person in life lets me know ahead of time that they will need my help at a specific time. For most of that time I didn't mind. It made things easier, I wasn't finding out at the last minute that they needed my help. It was easier to make the arrangements I needed in my life. But when I asked an individual to put in writing when they would need my assistance, that individual refused. At this point I decided that I would stop asking ahead of time. The end result was chaos.

2. Change

There have been a few changes in the world for me in the past few months. Some of them are positive, and some well they have been challenging. Throw on the stress of doing other people's work, and well I had a problem.

3. Not Taking Care of Myself

In recent weeks, I have been so busy. I have not been able to take care of myself. I have not eaten right or rested properly. Events just weren't allowing it. I was running every which way, sleeping less than I needed and well living off of fast food. That's not good for me.

So things finally came to a head, and I let everyone know it. The end result for me was that things did change for the positive for me. But I wish that the whole situation could wouldn't have required that tizzy fit because it just wore me out.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party 40

Once again it's time for another linky party!. Link up, and make some new friends.

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{No Bake} Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops

Pumpkin and Mummy No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops- Hun... What's for Dinner?
I have to tell you that these pops were a total hit. The kids (and moms alike) LOVED how cute they were and how delicious they tasted. By the end of the party, I think there was only 2 or so left. Just enough for Mr.B to try one. I decided to decorate my pops as pumpkins and mummies, because I had some fun black and orange, and black and white, paper straws that I had bought over the summer. 

spiderweb mom and baby cookies

i just used betty crocker cookie icing. 
everything ready made to make these cookies. 
that way they're done and done in a little over 1/2 hr.

Thanksgiving Craft: Thanksgiving Colored Eggs

thanksgiving craft colord eggs
We often associate colored eggs with Easter. But with the emphasis today on Cage Free Chickens, we’ve not only got greater humanity—we’ve got eggs the color of turkeys. They make great decorations for the Thanksgiving table or sideboard. Farmers setting their chickens free is wonderful news. In this fun Thanksgiving craft, children can see how the farmer’s actions are a lot like how Jesus sets us free from the cages of sin!

Cheesy pasta shells coated with rich, slightly sweet pumpkin puree, bite size kale, and just a kick of garlic. Fall meets comfort food in this deliciously creamy pumpkin kale mac and cheese.
I think I just found a new side dish for my Thanksgiving dinner. Or maybe it’ll just be my main dish.Seriously. That good.

Summer is gone and it’s taking a lot of humidity, warmth and fun times in the sun with it!
I still have my holiday tan and was naïvely hoping that home would still be holding on to summer as tightfistedly as I was.  Unfortunately, I stepped out of the airport to rain, overcast skies, cool breezes and brilliantly covered leaves. Either strewn on the pavement or still hanging on to their branches.

I have to face reality: winter is coming.

1930's Drum Table Makeover

This old, once a beauty, was sitting at the curb.  I ain't shy... so I snagged it up. Once home, I discovered why. Obviously the original front and drawer are gone and replaced with a repurposed one... and ...

750+ Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Wow! I can’t believe how close we are to Halloween! There are so many fun activities during Halloween, but carving and decorating pumpkins is one of my favorite activities! This is an awesome list of over 750+ Free Pumpkin Carving Stencils! These are a GREAT way to help your family give each pumpkin a little personality! 

Please tell me that you are watching everyone’s new guilty pleasure, How to Get Away With Murder, the latest hit TV show from über creator Shonda Rhimes. If you are not, you must. And I’m not just saying that because I’m a murder mystery author.
Here’s why…with NO SPOILER ALERTS!

Pasta and Sauce Recipe

Pasta and Sauce Recipe
So last night I was trying to figure out what to make for diner. I did not really feel like going to the store so I just looked at what we had in the fridge and went from there. I was super nervous and joked that if it tasted really bad we would have cereal for dinner instead. However I was really amazed by my awesome skills.

Adding Personal Touches In Decorating

Hello Sweets, today I want to talk about how adding special personal details
to Home Decor adds so much character to your home. For instance, 
I found this old window frame for 20 bucks at a local craft show the other day. I printed 
out some B&W prints of our boy playing in the dirt and placed them in the window frame. 
I know that you can order custom prints online at Shutterfly.
I added the word "WASH" (more on that project coming soon) on top of the frame to
give the wall even more character and interest. 

Hey everyone! My Ipsy bag came a little late this month, this past Friday actually. I was just busy all weekend and I can now get to showing you all what I got! I have to say, I'm impressed this month!

Sewing with Kids – Make a Halloween Garland

homespun sprout
Halloween Garland 1

Doc has asked me every day since our first time sewing on my sewing machine if we can make something else together. Since he did such a great job on our first project, I figured I’d better get on the ball and come up with something else to make. So I put together another idea for sewing with kids – Make a Halloween garland!

Washi Tape Halloween Treat Bags
I got a wee bit carried away buying Halloween washi tape this year. I have so much of it! More than I can ever use… or can I? I am on a mission to use up some of my craft supplies, beginning with these simple washi tape Halloween treat bags.
These little Halloween treat bags are perfect for cookies or candy, and make a sweet presentation for gift giving. If you’re really feeling ambitious (which I am not) you could make these up for your trick-or-treaters.

Things No One Told You Would Happen As A Parent

what every parent should know
It has come to my attention that there are just things that apparently moms never share with expectant parents. Sure they share many highs and lows of parenting, but never random information. Tell me I'm not alone in this?

DIY Vapor Rub
Winter is fast approaching and so are colds and stuffy noses and congested chests! Little people and big people alike do not rest when they can’t breathe, so we grudgingly put on smelly rub in order to open up our airway passages. The upside is that vapor rubs work great; the downside is that it’s typically made out of petroleum jelly a byproduct of different carbon sources and in today’s crunchy world petroleum jelly is so 1980’s!


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Once again it's time to begin posting for Wordless Wednesday. Yes, I know it's only Tuesday, but it's never too early to begin a party is it? This is the last week that I'll be a co-host of the Wordless Wednesday party, but I hope I have the opportunity to join in again Karren has been so great in organizing everything. And it has provided me with the chance to read some really great blogs.

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Oh, Just Let It Go!

I had another post written for today blasting away at some individuals who have created some frustration in my life. And then I realized, oh, just let it go. Well, I haven't quite let go of the frustration. I am working on it. But I decided that I didn't need to scream it to the world. Sounding off to people who aren't involved in the situation will just create more problems in the end I think. So to all of you hear is a picture of something that my cats find frustrating.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rainy Day Movie List

I seem to be craving a day when I have absolutely nothing to do. Okay, I've been craving more like a week of that time. I posted earlier this week called They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way that talks about how busy I've been recently. So like I said earlier, I've been wanting time off. So I've been dreaming about a rainy day to spend at home. Here is my rainy day movie list.

The first movie on the list is Star Wars. And not the new Star Wars films, I want to watch the original. It's a story that offers hope, and well it lets you dream that life can just be a little different than it is. Even though I know how the story is going to end, I always enjoy watching it. It's the ultimate geek movie. And it brings back happy memories. It's a great movie to watch on a rainy day.

Since I'll have this rainy day movie marathon going. I also want to watch Thelma and Louise. Why do I want to watch Thelma and Louise? Because it's a story about people who took control of things that were out of their control. You know a rebel movie. When you are getting pulled all over the place it's kind of you just kind of enjoying seeing people who threw caution to the wind. And boy did they do that in the movie.
And the last rainy day movie I would choose is Pee Wee's Big Adventure. Yep, it's a stupid movie in so many ways, but it makes me laugh. It always makes me want to go on a quest to find the basement of the Alamo, and I love the story about Large Marge. It's just fun, and it's a great way to relieve stress.
What movies make your rainy day movie list?
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Fall Pumpkin Cider

Yes, everybody has a pumpkin recipe this time of year, and I am no exception. Here is a simple fall pumpkin cider recipe that is great for Halloween parties and Thanksgiving day festivities.

Here's What You Need

1 1/2 cups Apple Cider
2 large teaspoons of 100% pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling, but it needs to be the real deal you can get the canned stuff)
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon clove

What to do

Pour the cider into a mason jar drinking glass. Next add the remaining ingredients. Mix the items, and allow it to set for 10 or 15 minutes. Now you have a fall drink that is full of vitamins a, c and e. And it also contains the much needed calcium. Enjoy your fall drink!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Things Everyone Should Know About Halloween

Halloween is a fun holiday. And here are some things that everyone should know about Halloween. This one is for all of the trivia buffs out there.

1. Carved Turnips?

Did you know that jack-o-lanterns were not originally carved out of pumpkins. People in England actually began the tradition by carving turnips. Imagine spending an evening carving turnips.

2. Good Luck Spiders?

A lot of people are afraid of spiders. I know someone who will run the other way if they see one. But supposedly if you see a spider on Halloween it means that a loved one's spirit is watching out for you.

Picture courtesy of Kawaii Spider Stickers

3. Where did it come from?
Apparently, Saint Patrick's Day isn't the only fun filled holiday the Irish provided the world with. They are believed to be the first people to celebrate Halloween. Thanks to the Irish we have another day to party each year. I believe they can come with any reason to throw a party!
4. Money
Over 1.5 billion, yes that is billion with a b, is spent each year on Halloween costumes. That makes it the second biggest money generating holiday in our economy. Good luck to all those who want to do away with the festivities.
5. Anoka
Anoka, Minnesota is credited with being the first town in the United States to celebrate Halloween festivities. The reason was simple to put a stop to young people's pranks on Halloween. Imagine finding cows walking down the street because young people had set them loose.
So now all of you trivia buffs are ready to wow everyone at a Halloween party with useless knowledge.
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