Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Simple Woman's Daybook



Outside my window... The sun is shining, and the snow is mocking me. ;)

I am thinking... about our budget...there just never seems to be enough of it! lol

I am thankful... to have next year's school curriculum all ordered and taken care of for the next school year.

In the kitchen... We had Venison Steak, Carrots, and Salad for lunch.

I am wearing... A brown shirt, a maroon floral skirt with matching tights, and sneakers. And of course, earrings and a necklace :)

I am creating... I have some earrings in mind I may work on later today.

I am going... into town tomorrow or the next day...there are some sales at the local grocery store. :)

I am wondering... when the snow will melt!

I am reading... the Bible. Homemaking/organization articles online.

I am hoping... that my Etsy shop doesn't bite us you-know-where when tax time comes around. lol

I am looking forward to... no more formula! The baby only has a couple cans left...since she is a year we won't have to get any more!

I am learning... more about having a small online business.

Around the house... the toddler is napping, the older three are doing school, the baby is drinking her bottle before she goes down for a nap

I am pondering... do I have to ponder something right now? I'm too tired. :-)

A favorite quote for today... "Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops." -Cary Grant
LOL...ain't that the truth!

One of my favorite things... A nice hot bubble bath...where no one knocks on the door and says, "I have to go potty!!!"

A few plans for the rest of the week: go grocery shopping, hopefully clean the house up, relax this weekend with my family!

A picture for today...




Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Living Room Organizing Project

I thought I'd share one of my recent organizing projects. It's for the cabinet that sits under our television. It was driving me I finally just buckled down and got to work.


So, amazingly, it wasn't cram packed full of just wasn't the way I wanted it. And it was quickly becoming a place where everything just got stashed because there was room in there. :)

After much better!


Friday, March 8, 2013

Day 8: Pet Peeves – 31 Day Blog Challenge this is only the 2nd challenge I've done. Oops. :)

A few of my pet peeves-

  • when one of my children taps my arm to get my attention. You know, that annoying, rapid "poke, poke, poke". Really sweetie...just say, "Mama?" and wait for me to respond. :)
  • when the boys leave drips on the toilet...or worse, the other stuff. Eww! I mean, come on! How hard is it to go IN the toilet? Lol.
  • a toddler's scream. It can be quite ear-piercing and relentless. And annoying. Like finger nails on a chalkboard.
  • being asked the same question over and over and over and....
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I get sick and tired of it. Of being so tired I can barely lift my arms. Waking up tired after obviously sleeping what should have been long enough. Looking at my house falling apart during a flare up. 

Now, a few things I love (to end on a positive note!)-
  •   a baby's laugh
  • "I love you, Mama."
  • "The house looks good, Babes!" (during those CFS-calm days)
  • DH cooking meals for me when I am too tired. And him not being annoyed at the messy house. He's just great!
  • The look of joy in my baby's eyes as the rest of us cheer her on while she is learning to stand on her own. Priceless!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Buy 1, Get 1 Free!

For the rest of today I am running a Promo Special on my Etsy Shop. If you buy any item from my shop you can pick any other item of equal or lesser value completely free of charge!

So here is how it works-

1-Check out with the item you want to buy. (DO NOT add your freebie item to your cart please!)
2-When you check out, leave me a note with the item you have chosen as your freebie and I will simply add it to your shipment.

Oh, and did I mention shipping is free!

So, come on over and look around. See you there!

God bless!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Menu Plan Monday

 I think I'll also join I'm An Organizing Junkie in her Menu Plan Monday.

Monday- Sloppy Joes

Tuesday- Chili

Wednesday- Scrambled Eggs, Biscuits and Gravy

Thursday- Spaghetti

Friday- Pancakes

Saturday- Onion Pasta

Sunday- Waffles

Best Childhood Memory

Today I'm going to try one of the 31 Day Blog Challenges by Fabulous Finds by Tiffany. I'm a little late in the game, but I'll just pull a Flylady (my hero btw!) and jump in where they are! :-)

So, one of my favorite childhood memories is going ice fishing with my dad. I remember the anticipation as we sat around the holes waiting and watching for the tip up flag to get sprung. And of course, the mad dash to reach the hole first! Those pikes were big though, so a lot of the time Dad had to help us kids pull them in. Wow! What a rush!

I'll never forget it!

What about you? Any favorite memories?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tiny Moments/ Huge Impact

A few moments ago I was standing in the living room, holding my 11 month old baby girl, watching my son play the x-box. I was just absentmindedly staring at the tv screen...not happy, not sad...just whatever.

Suddenly the baby leaned forward in my arms and peered into my face. A huge smile lit up her face as she promptly stuck her fingers in my mouth. She giggled with glee when I laughed.

Such a doll. As the country song goes, "I live for little moments like that"!