Sunday, June 24, 2018

Those Darn Critters

I have been working hard on my garden. So I was really disappointed the other morning when I went out into my garden area. The gerber daisies I had nursed back to health were trampled. And the insult to beat all insults was the crown I placed in the garden was knocked over, and those darn critters pooped right beside it. Are they trying to tell me that I am not the queen of my garden?

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Creative Works In Process

I thought it was time to share with everyone a couple of the creative projects I've been working on. In case you didn't know it. I really like sugar skulls. So I found this paper mache bear a couple of years ago. And I finally got the project going. He isn't finished yet, but he is going to be adorable isn't he?

And then there are all of those clothes I have. I found the perfect patch for a jean jacket. I plan to add some other things, but it's gonna be so cute for fall.

Let me know what you think, and what have all of you been creating recently?

Friday, June 22, 2018

I Only Missed Eight Days

I was speaking to a coworker the other day. He is a new permanent employee. It’s a big deal because he gets all the benefits and the temporary jobs are crappy. He says that he only called in eight times last year.

Another coworker heard this and exclaimed eight times? He seemed surprised and asked is that a lot? The reply was yeah you should have been fired for attendance issues.

I told him don’t call in anymore. He said I thought that wasn’t that often.

I thought how can this be? How can a 25 year old not know that showing up for work is actually ninty percent of his job? If you know the answer can you let me know?

Making Get Togethers Easy

This time of year everyone is having get togethers with family and friends. Here’s a few simple things you can do to make them a little easier.

Simple Coolers

Summer is the time when fruit is plentiful. Use it to make tasty fresh and cool simple drinks. Grab some lemons to make lemonade, or you can use strawberries and blueberries along with some coconut water to make a healthy drink for everyone at your get together.


Ever been to a party and you’re confused about which drinks are yours, so you just go get another glass to drink out of. Reduce the odds of this happening by picking up some rubber bands, Manila tags and a sharpie. This will allow guests to write their names on the tags and mark their drinking cup.

Easy Bake

Terra cotta is an easy baking container. And a new one is extremely cheap. And it will add a decorative flair to your get together. Add some olive oil, olives and feta cheese. Bake this mixture at 350 degrees in the oven until the cheese turns brown. You can serve it in the terra cotta container.

Try these out and let me know how they work for you.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

How To Ruin A Diet

Have you ever really tried to change your eating habits? I mean the doctor is always saying you need to eat healthy and exercise. Sometimes it seems like a waste of time to go to the doctor because they just repeat themselves over and over. They are kind of like a broken record if you want to know the truth. But after a visit to the doctor, I decided I need to do at least some of what he says.

I begin eating healthier. I am eating salads and cutting back on the fatty foods. I am proud of myself. I am doing so well. Then I go out to eat with a friend. I plan on staying away from fried food. Then my friend  says the thing that is a sure fire way to ruin a diet.

Wanna share some cheese fries?

Monday, June 18, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

Man, the heat has been turned on outside. It is over ninety degrees. And well it is making me wish for a swimming pool. I keep thinking wouldn't it be great to just dive into a cool pool of water? And for some reason swimming pools are just part of summer. It reminds me of all those summers as a child spending time at a pool. But now I know that I really should wear a lot of sunscreen to avoid the sunburns I got as a child.

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Welcome to week#3 of the June "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:
Beating The Heat

WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the

June "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the May "You're the STAR" blog hop)

6 Ways To Turn Around a Crappy Homeschool Day by Home Made Lovely
tired homeschooled boy with his face in his books

If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:

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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Sky Has Bright Fluffiness Floating Through It

Have you ever looked up and saw that the sky has bright fluffiness floating through it? Today I looked up and noticed that fluffiness. It was what I needed.

The past couple of days I have been with some situations that have frustrated me. People in my personal life,and people I work with. For some reason even though I know it isn’t that important life has frustrated me.

But today I looked up, and remembered that life is beautiful. And I need to remember to enjoy all it has to offer.