Monday, February 27, 2012

Thrifty Living Series, Pinterest and an Award.....

Good morning friends....well, I guess it's actually afternoon now that I glance at the clock! :o)


After my post on Friday, I spent most of my weekend with all kinds of things whirling around in my mind. I've decided to go ahead and do a Thrifty Living Series because I can't possibly be the only one who is concerned with the way things are going in our world today! I invite you to join me on this journey and would love it if you would let me know you are reading from time to time.



Leave it to pinterest to sum up my thoughts perfectly!


Before I go, I'd like to say thank you to my special friend Sue who blessed me with an online award this weekend....I'm touched and honored that you thought of me my friend! While I don't tag others with awards myself, I am very thankful for our online family! If you get a chance, please drop by Sue's blog and give her a little love....

Have a good day!




Linking to: Natasha in Oz.....

Friday, February 24, 2012

Seriously?! Alright, Now What?


Over the last few weeks it's been all over the news that gas prices are going up and will continue to go up with some places reaching $5.00 per gallon. Yesterday, our gas station right around the corner raised their price from $3.86 a gallon to $4.06 a gallon! In one day! So that got me thinking about all kinds of stuff....and wondering how your families are making it through this recession with increasing prices.

Chris and I are no strangers to cutting back, and a lot of the things that I do (or don't do) is a direct result of recognizing what's most important to us. It's no secret that I am a stay at home wife and I believe that that is the place that I'm supposed to be but there are challenges that we face in order to maintain that. We've done the dual income, full time, hardly see one another, 1850 square foot brand new house thing and it simply didn't work. I believe women are the keepers of the home and our presence and attitudes set the tone for family atmosphere so how do we balance that with the extra challenges we are facing?

I'd love to hear any input that you may have and how you stretch your dollars and time into a thriving home. And is this something that you would be interested in turning into an ongoing Thrifty Living Series?

I hope to hear from you soon!


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

You Rock....

Good morning!

It's a busy day around here, but I wanted to quickly post the card I made for Chris for Valentine's Day this year. I'm sure I've said it before but just in case you missed it, I LOVE VALENTINE'S DAY!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!


Good morning everyone!

A few weeks ago I went to a class given by a special friend and we made a bunch of love themed projects....a scrapbook page, a treat box, two cards and a sweet little "mailbox"!

It took me some time to figure out which picture to put on my page and I finally decided on the one you see below....

Chris and Melissa July 1993

Chris and I met when we were paired up to walk down the isle together in a wedding. It seemed fitting to use that particular picture on the scrapbook page and to post it on Valentine's Day! :)

Thanks again to Shana for hosting such an awesome class....I'm looking forward to many, many more!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sweet Treat Cups Take Two.....


Oops! I was away a little bit longer than I expected....I think that's a sure sign that I have a little too much going on around here don't you?

Today's card is one I made with my niece and mom a few weeks ago. It uses the Sweet Treat Cups from Stampin' Up! and has a little trap door to release the candy just like the first set we made. Honestly, the possibilities are endless when it comes to the treat cups!

Have you made anything for Valentine's Day? Leave me a comment and let me know so that I can come by and check it out!

My photo
Wife, sister, daughter and friend....God is good! Welcome!



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