Wednesday, June 1, 2011

going, going, gone....

did i fall off the face of the earth?

sure feels like it.

crashed. burned. tormented.

buried deep.


inching my way out. stay tuned.......

Saturday, March 26, 2011

too loud!

i was having hubby cut some wood for me.

buddy came into the garage.

went back in the house.

came out like this.

"jaxon, go put the pillows back in the house!"

"but, mom, i need ear muffs!"

Monday, February 7, 2011

need help with taxes?

i know a pretty darn handsome tax accountant (my hubby, Conrad). he has been doing personal and small business taxes for 3+ years. officially certified with the IRS. he loves finding ways to get you an even better return! reasonably priced too!

if interested, shoot him an email:

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Recycled Christmas Present - Puppet Stand

we got this playhouse for my daughter's 5th birthday. about one month after we had it, a HUGE wind storm picked it up and threw it against our vinyl fence. because we were still under the 90 day warranty, we called. they shipped new pieces to fix it. problem. wrong pieces. so, we called. they shipped new pieces. problem. wrong size. called again. shipped correct pieces.

what to do with the "wrong pieces" that they didn't want back?

well, while on one of my many trips to costco, i found the CUTEST hand puppets. i bought 4 packs of them.

and then, it hit me. i knew what to do with the extra wood. now hubby had a job to do!

i am so HAPPY with how it turned out.

our out-of-pocket expenses:

roof: $18
curtains: $8
lights : $24 (battery operated LED. don't get too hot. i know an electrician who recommended dad!)
puppets: 4 packs at $7.99 each = $32

ho ho ho! merry christmas!

p.s. - now the key is keeping the kids out of our 3rd garage so they don't get a sneak peek.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"mom, is dinner done yet?"

"i'm tired of waiting!"


Tuesday, November 2, 2010


what does a mermaid, baby cheetah, and a confused superhero* with a wedgey have in common?

the three cutest trick-r-treaters in the area.

*buddy wanted to be batman. got a costume. the night of...he decides (or rather insists) he wants to wear his spiderman costume with the batman mask. only problem, that costume was his TWO years ago. needless to say, it came to his knees and elbows. so, for that night, i was one of THOSE moms.

p.s. - got great pictures of bud in his costume. placed the wedgy ones in a special place to "encourage" him with later on in life!