Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
The best part of Spring for me is being able to plant flowers.
You get to see our dog posing for the camera. He is a cute dog, but I'm really not a fan.
Well, that is the end of the tour of my front porch. It is ready for Spring, but we are missing some chairs to sit on to enjoy the outside. Hopefully we will get some soon.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I was shopping at the thrift store when I noticed a silver platter...I had seen a blog that takes a platter and places a letter in the middle and uses it for decorations. So, that day I thought it would be fun if I could find a cool red plate. Seriously, I looked down the isle and there it was a cool red plate. I couldn't believe it...got it for $1.50 and the store price tag was $20.00. Needless to say, I bought it. I also saw on the same blog that she simply printed out the initial on regular paper from her computer. So, guess what I did next?
Yep, I printed a D from my computer and taped it on the plate. Then I wanted to put it in my kitchen, but I needed some kind of plate holder. So, I kept my eyes out for a plate holder. Do you know what is coming next? You guessed it, I found at the thrift store a homemade easle for $1.00. It is made terribly, but I figured nobody will really see it. So, I bought it because I needed to use it.
Well, I bought the flowers, and greenery at the dollar store. I already had the vase and I added real potting soil to the vase. I love this. I enjoy looking at it. I just completed the project this week, and feel very pleased with it. This entire project cost me $7.00. Now I'm sure you just can't wait to hire me to come decorate your house. Totally kidding!!
By the way, I am working on a giveaway...so, try not to get too excited. I'm sure you won't be able to sleep until you find out more. Have a great day!! Really, thanks to those of you who come by. I enjoy visiting your blogs as well.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
As you can see it is a cute little clipboard and two home made wash cloths. Some of my favorite wash cloths have been home made. So, thank you so much Nancy from Something Marvellous for the cute gift. I will find some spring paper to put on my clipboard and keep it in my everyday bag to write down any thoughts or ideas I should write down. I am looking forward to using these. Have a great day!!
I have a question: Is it home made or homemade? I couldn't decide.
Monday, April 20, 2009
On the positive side of things: We have renters, they pay each month, as far as I know they are taking care of our house. I am truly blessed with healthy children, and I am able to stay home to take care of my family.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
So, I have been wanting to work on my personal progression. I had my 35th birthday this past weekend and received a gift from my very good friend, Janae. We have been friends for about 10 years now and we will be eternal friends. Janae gave me a book titledHeaven Bound SPEED BUMPS On the Way to Perfection, by Lynn C. Jaynes. I started reading the book this week and have enjoyed it so far. It is a book to give us ideas for personal progression. She talked about her 76 year old aunt that was still working on herself. Each week would set goals to better herself. She said, "I just wanted to plan for a few quiet, comfortable, reasonably secure retirement years for an aging lady who wanted very much to be self-reliant." Every day she would write down what she would work on having different areas as these:
- SPIRITUAL--read scriptures, study the gospel, pray
- PHYSICAL--stay healthy, take a walk
- INTELLECUTAL--avoid getting stuck in a rut, read a good book, keep learning, watch good programs on public television
- CULTURAL--explore the arts, read from those best books, see if I can still read French, practice the organ
- SOCIAL--phone a friend, write a letter, make a visit, do something for somebody
Aren't these great goals this lady chose to do. This seems like a simple way of creating a day of learning to become self-reliant. The lady that writes the book has taken this example for herself and chose three areas to work on instead of all that her aunt did. The author tries to teach to do what you can do, so that you don't become loaded down with so much to carry.
I just started the book and can't wait to keep reading for more ideas.
I figured out today that this is something that we will always need to work on. It doesn't matter how old we become we still need to work on ourselves and become a healthy, self-reliant person. I would say it is definitely something worth working on.
Something to think about: "...let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed" (D&C 123:17)
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
- Morning prayer,
- Read 10 verses in Book of Mormon
- Get girls ready for school
- Read from Joseph Smith Lesson Manual
- Stay out of bed: Complete house work needed that day
- Get dressed before Noon
- For the biggest goal I could have set for myself is this...I can only turn the computer or tv on between the hours of 1-4 p.m. During this time will be my down time, where I can do crafts, read books, or just simply play on the computer or watch meaningless tv. I had been wasting to much time doing the wrong things. I got tired of it and knew I needed to make some changes.
- Night routine with family
- Read and visit with my husband until 9:00 p.m., pray...do whatever
- In bed by 11:00 p.m.
I am excited to set goals for myself and live my purpose on this earth. To help me with this I got the booklet, Pursuit of Excellence, to help me set some goals. I also purchased a notebook to record my goals. Another tool I will be using is the Relief Society proclamation. I'm excited to learn and ready to do better in my own progression.
I am guessing this can only be better for myself and my family. The better I live my life the better example I am for my family.Something to think about: We are beloved spirit daughters of God, who: Find nobility in motherhood and joy in womanhood.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I can't wait to see their faces when they get home from school. I will definitely have the camera ready when they go check out their room. Have a great day!!
My girls made it home...I was hiding in their room while John screamed "Girls come look at your room!!" I was able to take a picture of them coming in. I love seeing the smile on their faces. It was a fun surprise for them. They are pretending the yarn are lasers. I'm sure this will stay up for a few days.
I am still trying to think of a joke I can play on my husband...I'll keep thinking.