Wednesday, October 22, 2014

They Are Pulling Me Every Which Way

Have you ever had those times when everybody is demanding something out of you. Those times when you just want to say hey what do you want from me. Those times when you see one of those remain calm and carry on signs and you just want to grab it and tear it up. You know when they are pulling me every which way, and I just can't provide something to everyone. Yep, we've all had those times. I'm going through one right now.




It seems as though between my job, the cats, and well all of the other important people in my life, I just don't have time to do the things that I really enjoy. You know like when is there time for me to make a Zombie Apocalypse pizza? When will I have time to work on that Fall Bucket List of mine? Right now, I have no clue when I will be able to do any of the things I really want to do. But I do know that these really busy times really do make me appreciate the times when I have times to relax. Busy times may be hectic, but I know when things slow down, I will be able to say oh, I survived this. And after a couple of days, I'll be saying to myself I need to find something else to do.

Does anybody have any suggestions on how to handle the day to day craziness of life?


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party 39

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               Welcome to the 39th week of 

 Wake Up Wednesday "Linky" 


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Thank you so much to all those who participate in our party.
Last week we had  406 awesome linkups!   

 Wake Up and be happy, get excited and have fun with us! 
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The Easiest Princess Anna Inspired Cape

Ruffles And Rain Boots

Simple FROZEN Inspired Princess Anna Cape
This might come as a surprise to you, but it’s cold and rainy a lot here in Seattle in the fall and winter months. Newsflash, right? Anyway, it’s cold and rainy and fleece is cheap, so I am making some accessories for the munchkin’s dress up costumes. Whether trick-or-treating for Halloween or just traipsing about Disney (or the grocery) in the fall or winter, our happy-go-lucky little Princess Anna will be prepared with a caplet to accompany her Princess Anna dress up apron.


Chicken Bacon & Avocado Ranch Flatbread Pizza

I Thee Cook

Here is another super simple easy weeknight meal that your family will surely love. I have been on this easy dinner kick lately. Everyone loves pizza right? We only have one free weeknight in our house this school year so fast and easy dinner ideas are a must. I refuse to succumb to the drive through.  I just wont do it! 



Use what you already have.
Use colorful items as accents.
Add items from the great outdoors.
Use candles. Lots of candles.
Get creative and use different colors, textures and shapes.
Add a little silver or gold spray paint for some glam.
Vary heights and layer.


DIY Garden Tic Tac Toe Game
My boys LOVE playing Tic Tac Toe! Whenever my 8 year old gets a scrap of paper, it’s instantly filled with tic tac toe grids and he’s asking all of us if we want to play. On our road trip this past summer we came across a garden tic tac toe game at the Montana Zoo and I absolutely loved the idea and knew it was one DIY project that I had to make! It wasn’t too hard to make, either, but I didn’t have any motivation to work on the project once I bought the supplies until the weather finally started cooling down here in Phoenix so we could set up our garden tic tac toe game outdoors and try it out.



This Mama Loves

Kids and adults alike will gobble up these delicious and friendly Frankenstein frozen banana pops. A yummy after school treat or a sweet addition to your Halloween party.   They are so simple to put together that the kids can help from start to finish making it not only a great snack but a super fun activity to do together (you can also convince yourself that they are healthy since its fresh fruit).  If you want to lighten up this snack you can probably use yogurt in place of  white chocolate to coat your bananas. This recipe makes 8 small pops but can easily be doubled or tripled

A Scary Halloween

H and I took a little drive today to see the Halloween yard decor ......eek......I'm gonna have night mares tonight!   Who thinks I should have took a selfie with this guy!   


New Lil' Book Caddy

I found this little wooden caddy awhile back and painted it yellow.   I didn't like the results and decided to paint it a mint color.  I absolutely love this color right now and happened to score this quart for a dollar at Home Depot awhile back.  I actually would like to paint my daughter's room this color and accent her room with pink and yellow hues



How many times in your spiritual walk have you found yourself needing guidance or wish you had someone that you trust to talk about a problem you were having?  Over the last few years, I’ve become more intentional about reading and studying the Bible and I’ve became very interested in what it takes to be a Titus 2 and Proverbs 31 woman.


Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s finally here, my favorite season of the year, Fall! I love the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves during this time, not to mention it’s football season..Yaay! 
And while everyone else is making everything pumpkin and apple right now, I’m off in another direction, marching to the beat of a different drummer, going towards….wait for it…..peanut butter! Ah yes, the creaminess and peanutty deliciousness of peanut butter. 


Nanaimo Bars, and Some Canada Love

  Last year I shared a recipe for my favourite cheesecake, from my favourite Victoria restaurant.  It is truly the best cheesecake I've ever eaten.  Just like these Nanaimo Bars are among the best bars I've ever had.  They've always been one of my favourite sweet treats, and coincidentally also come from Vancouver Island.  Nanaimo, obviously. 


West Coast Mama

holland-in-his-sling
Just eight days shy of his second birthday, Holland took a spill off of the couch and broke a bone.
We had spent one night in our new home, I was upstairs in the kitchen putting the kids dinner together, and I heard a thump and some crying. I had left both children on the couch, watching a television show, innocent enough. But toddlers are not predictable. In fact, they are quite the opposite.


Cocktail: Candy Corn Pain Killer

We were playing around with pumpkin puree making two different kinds of pumpkin cocktails and this one was AMAZING! We started off with the intentions of using rum (traditional Pain Killer ingredient), which was great but not something I would rave about. We had some candy corn infused vodka remaining and substituted the rum with the infused vodka, the end result was FALL heaven. I hope you enjoy this Candy Corn Pain Killer Cocktail!



DIY Photo Collage Letters

A few weekends ago was spent celebrating with my friend that will be moving away to San Diego.  So today I am sharing this personalized gift that a friend and I made for her.  We wanted to make something that represented SLC and also all the fun times we had together with our group of girlfriends.  So being that we live in Salt Lake City, we decided to get some wood blocks that say SLC and put a photo collage of all the fun times we had together in with the girls!


Valentia Even Glow Serum - 6
I tested the Valentia Even Glow Serum by applying the product to my freshly washed face (using my regular cleansing products) once a day at bedtime – without moisturizer – over a period of a few weeks so I could see if I noticed a difference in the appearance and texture of my skin.



a house tour & a love story

The Honeycomb Home

mirror over fire place
I have an amazing home tour to share with you today!  This house belongs to my husband’s cousin, Cindy.  Cindy was gracious enough to have my daughter and I over to photograph her home and share her story with us. I called this A House Tour and A Love Story because to Cindy and her husband, Gary, creating this home was a labor of love. Wait until you see what they did with the place with an eye for design & an ultimate DIY attitude!


Stone Cottage Sweet Tea

Stone Cottage Adventures
Everyone who drinks my sweet tea always says, "How do you make sweet tea?  I love this!"  Here is the recipe: 


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Wordless Wednesday Linky Party

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Unusal Pumpkins from Plumper Perfect and Me
Plum Perfect Paper Covered Pumpkins ||  As I visit and see the talent of other bloggers I just love to share their work. And Gail over at Plum Perfect and Me has created these unusual feature with decoupage using paper napkins with Modpodge. I think they are very nice. how-to-make-fabric-pumpkins 
How to Make Fabric Pumpkins || Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom || Super cute pumpkins! Button Pumpkin Door Sign created by Little Miss Celebration 
Button Pumpkin Door Sign || Little Miss Celebration || This pumpkin is fun and bright and if you have tons of buttons it’s a great way to display them all! Sensory Pumpkin Craft_title 2 tall Created y A Little Pinch of Perfect 
Sensory Pumpkins || A Little Pinch of Perfect ||  Katie and her kids created these cute sensory pumpkins, they are really cute and were a great way for her to get her kids involved and to learn sensory skills.
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A Little Autumn Here and There || Lovely Livings || LuAnn has created a lovely vignette from a terrarium with pumpkins and dressed it up further with sunflowers and faux colorful leaves. She has the arrangement spilling out on the table to make the look more interesting. I love it!!! Enchanting-Halloween-Lanterns-Header from Adventure in a box
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  apple pie cheesecake ginger snap trifle Created by Shaken Together Life 
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Trick or Treat Safety

Halloween will be here before we all know it. There will be parties. There will be costumes. And of course there will be trick or treating. Here are a few Trick or Treat safety tips for all of you who will be trick or treating this year.

Accompany Your Children

It's common sense in this day and age. If your children are going to be going to the homes of strangers, you should accompany them. While most people would never dream of doing anything to hurt another individual. Occasionally there is an individual who would cause your child harm.

 

 
Encourage Good Pedestrian Skills
 
Your children will be excited to be trick or treating. But not all the drivers will be using caution. Make sure to encourage children to stop and look before they cross the street. And of course they need to use the sidewalks when they can.
 
 
 

Use Reflectors
 
If you are going to be out after dark trick or treating, use those reflector strips on costumes or pick up so glow sticks so that they can be seen by drivers.
 
 
 
Check the Treats
 
While the razor in an apple is an urban myth, it is best to look through the treats that your children receive. It's best to know exactly what your children will be gorging on the next few days.
 
 
 
While most of these tips are common sense, don't throw caution to the wind. Follow them so that you and your children have a fun time trick or treating.
 
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Serial Killer in Indiana

When I read the news today, I saw a headline that stated there was a serial killer in NW Indiana. This immediately caught my attention. I live in NE Indiana, so that story is close to home. What is going on? This isn't supposed to happen anywhere near where I live. But apparently seven women who are from the Gary, Indiana area have been murdered. And there may be more.

The man who is in custody and being held as a person of interest possibly a suspect by the time I write this is supposedly being cooperative with the police. He is providing information to lead them to victims. As I was reading the story, I found myself wanting to know more about the individual that was providing the information. But then after a couple of minutes I thought to myself that's kind of messed up thinking. Shouldn't I be thinking of the victims? I mean they are the ones who are really important in this story.

I read the names of two of the women who have been identified, and I thought about them. I thought about how difficult this must be for them. I thought about how frightened these women must have been at the time of their death. I thought about how much family members and friends of the individuals will miss them. And I thought about what might these women have offered the world had they not been murdered.

So to the friends and family members of Afrikka Hardy, Anith Jones and the five other women who are yet to be identified, you are in the thoughts and prayers of me and hopefully my faithful followers.










Sunday, October 19, 2014

What Would Marie Antoinette Wear?

Marie Antoinette was the Queen of fashion in her day and age. She loved clothes, and well she set wild trends. But if she was alive today what would Marie Antoinette wear? What would her personal style be today. Here are a few of the items I believe that Marie Antoinette would add to her modern wardrobe.

She would definitely have a pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes like these. I mean don't they just scream her name?



I'm not sure who the designer is, but yes once again it would be part of Marie's wardrobe.

 
 
A coat fit for the queen of fashion Lauren Shanley
 
 
 
 
Yep, she'd love Dark Fusion Boutique's clothes
 



 
 

And of course a duct tape dress. Not sure who designed it, but Marie would love it.
 





So let me know what you think Marie Antoinette would wear if she was alive today.