Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Beauty in the Common Things: My walk and nonstop conversation with Taryn.  The mind of an 8 year old is amazing.  :)
Listen In:  Barry Manilow playing on my ipod.  haha

Supper Plans: We had hot taco pockets.

Today: work, school, unfortunately not much exciting.

View From the Kitchen Window: darkness  (it's 9pm)


Tonight after laughing and telling funny stories to the girls about Megan, I had an unexpected email from the Survivors of Suicide group.  It really threw me.  I got on to see how it felt to read around on there and after almost having an anxiety attack I canceled my account.  Now for some reason I feel overcome by guilt.  Ugh.....I'm finally, after all this time, at the anger part of grieving I think.  I hate this and want all of it to just go away.  I'm going to bed early so I can wake up to a new day and hopefully feel better.

Friday, January 27, 2012


My goal (for tonight anyway)  is to quit my job so I can concentrate on all of my pinterest finds.  Haha...I realize this is shallow.  I will never have enough hours in the day to do every awesome craft I've found on there but I'll sure have a blast working on them! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012


 Instead of bugging me for candy at the store, the girls have been bugging me to buy corn on the cob.  That's a nice change!
Corn tastes soooo much better impaled by unicorn horns!


"No, I don't know what you are talking about!  I didn't rip Alvin's eyes out!!"

Alice leaves her signature mark once again!  Haha...she doesn't look guilty at all does she?

in case of emergency...

A few nights ago I picked up Taryn's backpack to see why it was so full.  She told me she had packed it in case we had a tornado or something and we had to leave quickly. 
She had magazines, a bible, her Harry Potter wand, goggles, 3d glasses, toothbrush, bandaids, cotton balls and her sunglasses.  She is one prepared little girl!
Seeing what she's grabbed that's important to her has really made me rethink how much I spend on Christmas presents since not one thing I bought her made it into her bag.  She's such a funny kid and always makes me smile.  :)


I found this idea on http://www.lifeinthethriftylane.blogspot.com/ and loved it!   

I cut this from a box I was throwing away.

Made lots and lots of little felt roses.

Ended up with a cute Valentines decoration to hang up!  I love how it turned out!  :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012


I love that when my family wants pizza, they would rather have my homemade pizza rather than ordering it out.  I make the dough and Taryn usually does the rest.  It's a fun way to cook together.  I thought I'd take advantage of a lazy Saturday afternoon by making a couple of batches of pizza dough since I usually don't have time on a hectic weekday evening.  YUM!!

I love my bread machine!!  I hardly ever use it except for making pizza dough, but for that, it's the best!!                                    

My favorite veggies  :)

Our finished pizzas.  They were delicious!

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Natalie and I attended a Wine and Pallette class last night.  It was at Johnny Carino's.  I never knew I loved to paint so much!  We ate dinner, had a drink and painted.  What an awesome way to spend an evening!  We can't wait to do it again soon!

Here is my finished product.  My favorite part is my little owl.  :)

Hello again...

It's been way too long since I've been here. I've got lots to share. It's been a long day so I'll put my pictures up tomorrow.