Monday, July 28, 2008


Nope....we're not moving to a new house....I'm moving to a new school!!! I am happy to say, I have a new job teaching kindergarten!!! Woooohoooo!!! I love kindergarten and have missed it terribly! I went for an interview this morning and they hired me then. After the interview, I went to the admin building and signed all of my paperwork. I'm official! I start with new teacher training on the 13th, the returning teachers all come back on the 18th and then the students first day is the 25th. I'll miss all of the friends I made at my previous school, but am totally looking forward to this new position. It is much closer to my house, so that's a plus and have I's kindergarten??!!!!

In other news, I arrived home to Texas yesterday. I had a fantastic visit with my family and friends in Michigan. I will say that two weeks is a long time to be away from home. It was great to sleep in my own bed last night. I already miss Cooper's smiles and his "uh oh"...he's a sweetie pie! Once I have time to upload all of my pictures and do some Photoshop work, I'll upload some. Oh...did I mention my birthday present from my family??? Photoshop!!! I can't wait to try it all out!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Internet withdrawl?!!

I've been in Michigan for just over a week now. It's been wonderful! I celebrated my birthday and my nephew's birthday last week. I've got to spend lots of time with my mom and Cooper which has been great. The only downside is that my mom does not have internet. I'm missing my favorite blogs and posting on here. ha! I'm sitting in a parking lot across from a friend's store because the friends have wireless internet. It's after 9:00 pm and getting dark. Do you think I'm a junkie??

I'll post pictures when I get home. Please keep my mom in your thoughts and prayers. She either got bit by a spider of cut cut herself without knowing and has a skin infection. It looks terrible!!! We went to urgent care yesterday and then today it looked much worse so she went to her primary care physician. She goes back to see him on Thursday. Hopefully all the meds he gave her will help.

I'll be back next week. :)

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I was inspired by The Nester a couple weeks ago. Well, I'm inspired by her on a daily basis, but I loved this is the cutest memo board with ribbons. It's something different than just the normal cork board. My sister-in-law, Amy has been doing lots of redecorating and reorganizing. In the process, she has made lots of fabulous changes to the kid's rooms. Tressie has a fun girlie room. It has lots of bright colors (lime green, pink, turquoise, orange and maybe something I'm missing). I sent her the link to the post above and told her to check out the memo board that I thought it would be perfect in Tressie's room. One look and she was also hooked. I told her we could get the stuff and I would make it. On Thursday, I had a Pampered Chef party at my mother-in-law's house and Amy gave me the stuff for the board. This morning I got up and couldn't wait to get started on it. It really was super easy! I didn't use the same stuff that The Nester used because...well...I'm not The Nester. ha! Plus we wanted something that would be light weight so Tressie could take it off the wall if she wanted too. The board was also super cheap....that's always a bonus!

I think it turned out super cute! I just need to add some mini-clothes pins and it will be complete. It will look perfect in Tressie's room!! I can't wait to see it there and also to see her reaction. It looks a bit crooked, but that's because it's slanted on the chair. That top green ric rac ribbon was a bit crooked and I fixed that right after I looked at this picture. I just didn't make time to take anymore pictures.

What do you think?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Check out this Giveaway!

I found a new website/blog!! Some of you might know this, but I love to find new blogs. Especially crafty, fun or decorating ones. This one actually found me....she left a comment under my last post. :) I checked out her site and love it! The Pink Potpourri is super cute! You must go check it out. Right now there's a giveaway going now's the time to check it out! Go. Go now!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Changing Things Up and Thankful Thursday

How do you like my new look?? I found a great website that has free Blogger Templates. Soooo many cute ones to choose from. I decided until I really know what I want to do in the way of a permanent blog makeover, this would work. You can click on my link in the sidebar or go here.

I'm off to OK for the day/night while Barry holds down the fort. Then on Sunday I'm off to Michigan for two weeks with my family!! Cooper will be celebrating his first birthday and I will be celebrating my does the time go? ha!

It's Thursday and I am thankful for so many things. I know I always seem to mention Barry, but I am so thankful to have him in my life. While I'm in Michigan, he'll be here working and taking care of Sam. Yikes....hope that goes ok. :) I am thankful that I have the chance to go spend time with my family in Michigan. I can't wait to see Cooper...apparently he is into everything and on the go constantly. I'm sure I'll take a zillion pictures. I am thankful I have such a wonderful family....they are the best. What are you thankful for?

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

I've noticed many blogs have a "Wordless Wednesday" picture posted each week. I thought I would try it.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Caffeine Anyone?

Since I was diagnosed with high blood pressure a few months ago I've tried to cut back on the caffeine. Somedays I do pretty good...other days...not so good. Today wasn't too bad until I decided on my way home from Target tonight that I need to stop at Sonic. During the school year I am a Sonic Addict! I stop just about every morning on my way to school for my Diet Cherry Coke. We didn't have Sonic in Michigan so I'm making up for my years without. I was a Starbucks girl in Michigan. So I got my caffeine one way or another. I tell ya...teaching kids all day...a girl needs her caffeine.

I saw this on someone elses blog and thought it was funny. I don't usually take these silly quizes, but had to try this one. What's your caffeine level?

The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

The Morning After...

I promised picutres of the finished product and pictures you get! Here are some photos I took this morning with the sunlight spilling into my kitchen. I almost want to have a larger picture made for my kitchen. I can't help it....I'm a dork! ha!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

"Canning" Fool!

I can remember going to Alabama to visit my family during the summer when I was a child. My aunt and uncle had an enormous garden! My uncle seemed to always be picking something, which meant my aunt then canned his pickings. My mom also canned vegetables each summer, but not like my aunt. They had enough for the rest of the year and then some from her canning each summer.
I've helped my mom can tomatoes before, but never done it myself. Until tonight that is!! I have finally canned my first item! ha! As you all know, Barry has planted this amazing organic garden. We have been picking things like crazy. I've been cooking zucchini, green beans, eating fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. Well, blog readers, tonight I canned peppers. I am a pepper loving fool. The hotter the better is my motto. I canned two jars of jalapenos, 2 jars of banana peppers and a jar of chili peppers. The chili pepper jar wasn't quite full, but who cares! :) I spent a bit of time slicing peppers, then got down to business. I even have pictures to prove it. Here's a picture of my peppers in the jar waiting for the vinegar and lids. I didn't take pictures after I got the lids on because I went outside to water my flowers and do some weeding. I'll take pictures of the finished product tomorrow. I'm so proud that the lids sealed! My first attempt and it actually worked. Wooohoo for me!

Here's my proof!

I really enjoyed this! I think I need to find something else to can! Ha!

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