Tuesday, December 28, 2010

tuesday!

hi friends!
i dont have a great topic to discuss~
(do i ever, really?!)
does anyone have any
new years resolutions?
i never like to make resolutions.
i feel like, after about a week.....(or two days....)
they fall by the wayside.
i just
want
to
find
HAPPINESS.
i want to fill my life with people, items, things, ANYTHING,
that
can bring me
THIS:

joy: [noun]; the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying.

what brings you joy?
i found this over at

and it made me

SMILE.
BIG.

big smiles and heartwarming things are hard to come by these days. i'm not going to lie.

however, i am convinced that with some hard work, help of my loving family and friends,
i will truly find
love,
hope,
peace
and so much more!

what are your new years resolutions? what do you do when you are sad?!?

happy tuesday bloggies! you all make me smile........BIG!
xoxoxo

Sunday, December 19, 2010

smiley sunday!

hi bloggies! happy day to you!
only.......
6 more days till christmas!
i can
NOT
believe
it.
seriously.
where does the time go?

it seems like i was so prepared......and then, well, life kind of swooped in and thru
my whole world upside down and now
i am not
ready.

i did a little shopping last night with a cute little friend of mine.
ok, she's not really little....as in like 'little people'....she is 5'5 ! and beautiful!
we had a total girls night out/in.

shopping. coffee. pizza.

i mean that makes life good right??

i wish it were that easy.....

i prayed this morning for strength and to help heal my hurting heart. i pray
everyday for that. i know time heals all wounds but this
is rough.

how do you go thru the holidays trying to smile on the outside when
your heart is breaking
to
pieces on the
INSIDE?

not fair.

everyone says that god gives us 'challenges' to make us stronger. he will
never give us more than we can
handle.

but gosh darn it. i thought by this time in my life that things would be easy!

anyway,
today the little princess' and i are going to see 'a christmas carol'.......
and
dinner.
another
totally
fun
girls day
OUT!

thank goodness for those beautiful dolls because they have been my venting ground, my strength
and
MY
SANITY!

love you guys! xoxo

my middle princess. or princess # 2, as commonly referred, keeps
posting the most prevailing, strong words, picture, quotes
on my facebook wall
EVERY DAY! it gives me
guidance and trust, knowing that i am strong and will
get thru
this
heartbreaking time in my life!

i hope you are all out doing some kind of holiday fun stuff with your friends
and
families.....

drink some of this yumminess.......

well, i had lots more holiday pics, but for whatever reason.....
my computer will not upload.
wth?

ughhh.

every time i try to do one little thing, i seem to get roadblocked.......god is testing me....i
just know
it!

have a blessed smiley sunday and i hope you all get your last
minute gifts wrapped, goodies baked and enjoy this holiday week!

xoxo
t

Saturday, December 18, 2010

festive saturday!

its the weekend before
Christmas!!!
i would love to hear from all of you and
learn what's on the agenda
this weekend!

i have had a busy, emotional, sad week.
i made the decision to
move out.
yes.
here i am.....
(well, i moved last weekend, yes, two weeks before xmas)
i
feel that
the things in my relationship with my significant other
were not
going
in the right
direction. (yes, even tho i referred to him as the 'hubs') we
were not 'legally' married.
its just a piece o paper right? well sort of.

i think you come to a point in your life when you feel
if you are not
completely
happy,
then you need to decide
what to do.

i am VERY sad. i miss him. i miss our togetherness, our talks, our silliness.
(you are probably like, why the F did you leave then?)
i think that there are a lot of factors that
played in my decision. without getting
too deep and depressing all of you for god's sake,
i felt like our relationship was not where it should have been
and i felt many times that my feelings were not taken into
consideration, big or small.


but here nor there, i hate being sad. especially this time of year.

sooooo i want all of you to cheer me up!

tell me all your fun holiday plans so i can live vicariously through you!

today i attended my FIRST ZUMBA classs!

wooooo! hoooooo!

ooooohhhh myyyyyyy gooodnessssss!

what an amazing workout! and fun none the less!!

i went with princess # 2 and # 3. then princess # 3 decided to 'teach' us some floor
moves. omg. my thighs, butt and hips better look
amazing SOON! i was dying!

tonight, i am headed out to go christmas shopping and have a fun girls night with a friend!

please keep me in your prayers and hearts. this year has been a rough way
to go.
i am excited that 2011 will be new and offer many exciting opportunities!

happy holidays,
love,
t

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

hello lovies!

it has been WAY
way
way
too long!

yes, it appears that i may have fallen off the beaten path......and i did.....for
almost 3 months.
but, i have had a lot going on in my little end of the world.

my sweet, beautiful, loving sister
lost
her
fight
to
cancer, sept. 28th, 2010.

if you have ever lost a family member, a close friend, a pet (yes, i did just say that).....you know how much your
heart
can
ache.

its the most awful feeling. i feel blessed that she was a part of our
lives and touched so many people.
she had almost 500 visitors at her wake and every single
one of them
were so sincere with their kind words.

thankfully, she did not suffer long, but it was so fast. there were
so many things i wish i would have done with her, or said.

i am also going thru some personal relationship issues and i
feel that this blog helps me focus on fun things instead
of negative energies!!!

soooo i want to just say happy holidays to all
of you!

thanks for taking the time to read about me......
my trials, tributes, tribulations, triumphs......

life works in mysterious ways and i feel
VERY
strongly that GOD has an amazing plan for
ME!!

love,
terri

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

sunny monday/tuesday!

ok, blog friends!
this is
going
to
be
the
shortest
post
ever.

i hope everyone enjoyed their weekends. boy the time  sure flies by. it seemed like it was friday night and then
BAM
monday morning.
oye.
groundhog day.
that's what life feels like sometimes.
repeating the same day, over and over and over....
life.
that's
what
it's
about!!

our weekend was good. i did not do a whole lot of anything.
i did get to spend some quality time with my little
god child, and his
2 crazy brothers.
my friend, amy. ahhhh a precious soul. she has a 3 yr old, an almost 2 yr old AND a 4 month old.
yikes.
AND......
she has the patience of a saint.....or something. she takes everything in stride. i love her.

anywhosies, that was saturday. yesterday we watched football.....and this girl
had
a
few
too
many
michelob ultra beers. yes. i did not eat, which was part of the problem....3 tall beers equates
to
one
silly
wee
little
hangover this morning. i headed into the office late....i was dragging. oh, and
guess
what?
the
weightwatchers....um, yes.....good ol ww. i used all my weekly points.....(for those of you
who do not know about this....you are allowed 35 weekly, like bonus points)...i
typically do use mine on the weekends for good
eats
and drinks.
but
today
i used
12 of them on a gyro.
i am still ahead of the game....
but.....just sayin....
i
feel
a
little
guilty.
i ran 4 miles yesterday so that helps.

ok, so out of all of my giveaway entries......
we
had a total
of
44 comments.
whoop! whoop!
thanks to everyone for leaving me such sweet comments....i do read EVERY single one!
and
thanks to all of my new followers!
i am loving meeting all of you!!!

soooooo,
the
$50.00 CSN online stores gift card goes to this lucky
duck!


yay!

i used the custom random number generator found

thanks again to everyone for visiting....and mike and carrie, please email me your info!
come back and let us know what fun stuff you decide to 'buy'!

ok, i have one more absolutely adorable thing....
thru blogging, i stumbled upon this lovely sweet girl:


her blog, happily ever after again, is full of energy and inspiration.
i
think, that i, personally can appreciate this, since i was married and divorced.
you want that happy ever after feeling.....forever!!!

but....nichole, gave ME...yep....lil ol me....
an
award....



{{{hugs to you nichole}}}
this
made
me smile.

and i need to tell you 10 things i like.....

short and sweet and right to the point!

i love my kids.
i like peanut butter and jelly on white bread....soft white bread.
i love halloween.
i love christmas even more.
i love to match my christmas wrapping paper/gifts to match whatever color decorations on the tree that year.
bows and ribbons have to match also...and i think i spend as much on this as everything else!
(dont hate....i can be anal about this if i want !)
i love the housewives reality tv shows. orange county is my favorite!
i like hanging at home....sometimes doing NOTHING!
i love making stuff. anything. (except my bed)
i love taking long car drives along the lake near our home.
AND....lastly,
i still love going to the circus.

i think that's 10 things.....

thanks again, nichole! you are a cutie patooties!!!

ok, my 10 bloggers:

sunny bug!

amy!

the eclectic owl

the twenty fifth year!

missy salsa!

lee la la!

never growing old!!!

tomiannie!!

domestic fashionista!!

home inspired bliss!

crafty military wife!

(ok, i did 11....i was on a roll.... )
if you are nominated, grab the button, thank your 'nominator'....and then nominate 10 bloggers...leaving them
super sweet comments!

ok.....these are 10 blogs that i read/follow! i am sorry if you feel left out because you were
not
nominated...
there
will
be more
blog
awards
very
soon!
i promise....xo

alrighty, all~i am off to underwrite.....again....(yes, groundhog day....)
have a fantabulous TUESDAY!
xo
t

Saturday, September 18, 2010

life's blessings!

sooooo, it's saturday. the boy is
working
again.
i am thankful he has a good job and i am thankful that he is able to work hard.
the
money
is
great.
but
i
am
sad.

i feel like a single person. i feel like i am doing things like i did when i was a single girl.
i
have
cried
a
lot
in
the
past
month.
but the past week, even more.
i feel like i am
being tested.
i know god does not judge, nor 'test'....but
i
feel
like i am.

soooo, last week, i rejoined weight watchers....yes. i. did.
let me give you a little background and then u will
see where i am going with
this whole story.
(remember, i go off on my tangients...)...sometimes it takes a while to get to the original story.
k, background. weight watchers...FOCUS!
i joined WW over 2 yrs ago. i was feeling that i needed to lose a few LBS. not a lot.
but i felt like no matter how far i ran or what i ate, i just could not shake it.
so one morning.....(a saturday morning. at 7freaking30), i got in my car and
went
to
my
first
meeting.
i felt good because i took that step....but i also felt 'weird'.....i was definitely one of the
youngest...but i was also one of the thinnest....
and here i am going to a meeting for excuse me, fat people....(at least that's what i thought)....
i felt like
people looked at me and were like, 'why is she here'....
but
i
instantly (well, ok, not instantly...but shortly after)
realized
these
meetings
are
for
EVERYONE!
our leader is crazy, full of energy. she is an inspiration and helps keep us on that path of 'right / healthy
food
choices.
ok....now fastforward 2 yrs.....yes. i fell off the wagon. thru some stressful times in my life
i gained about 12 lbs back.
yikes.
not
a
good
feeling...
sooooo, last week, i took that step....again.
i went back to my
WW meetings!
i didnt realize how much they really do keep you on track! but what i realized is that i missed them.
i missed hearing all the positive stories.
i missed seeing the transformations that people made and are making.
AND
guess what???
the
BEST
part???
i
lost
FIVE
POUNDS.
happy dancing taking place. i am so thrilled. i am 'relearning' how to make the right
food choices...
AND
what a 'true' portion size really is. ahem....(it's not a HUGE bowl of pasta like one would think....)
try like
one
cup.
one
teeny
tiny
eensy
weensy
cup.
but you know what???
it's so easy to follow the WW way....
and the best part???
it
really
WORKS.
soooo back to my original beginning of this blog post.
today, i got up and went to my meeting.
i have had a horrible week. (please refer back to single life in first few sentences)
but
today
was
another
slap in
my
BIG
FAT *(well almost skinny....lol...)*
FACE.
our leader talked about negativity and making choices. she talked about a 'mean' person
who was not nice to her at work, and what she did about it.
AND you know what?
she felt better.
and then she
delivered these words:
GOD works in mysterious ways. she said she truly believes that EVERYTHING happens
for a reason.
bad things happen to good people, for reasons we are not supposed to know.
but basically she went on to say...
be thankful for what you have. live YOUR dreams....
because someone out there always has something worse.

with everything i have been dealing with this past week / month, with my sister's
new cancer diagnosis, and other various life issues....
i feel
like
this was
just another
slap in my FACE.

life is precious. we need to appreciate....and learn to give thanks for the things we have at the current
moment!

the signs that i pray for are right there in front of me.....

soooo i plug along and try to stop and smell the flowers! sometimes its rough....

have a peek at my cake pops. i showcased them a few days ago but for
those of you who have never made.....
you
are
missing
out
on
a
truly
little piece of heaven.
in
YOUR
MOUTH!
seriously.
thanks to bakerella!

i want her to come to my kitchen and just hang out. chat. teach. learn. grow.
she is amazing.

sooooo, here was the start of two days of cake pops!

bakerellas infamous cake pops!

one box cake mix (made in a 9x13 cake pan, per box instructions)
one container frosting. (see pics below)
lollipop sticks
chocolate discs for melting
sprinkles
plastic bags
ribbon
styrofoam block (important.....i tried it one time with out this...OYE! that's all i can say) :o)

bake cake.
cut cake into pieces and place in large mixing bowl...i use my ever so loved kitchen aid!
add about 3/4 container frosting. (room temperature)
mix until soft gooey dough forms.
form into balls.
FREEZE. i dont have a lot of patience so this was the hardest part.
melt chocolate.
dip in chocolate and sprinkles.
cool.
place in bags. tie with ribbon. give as gifts. be prepared for lots of mmmmmm'ing and awwwww'ing.
and LOTS of questions: "how do you make those"...."are they hard".......and the best: "you're so creative".....
BUT i would not be creative without the help of BAKERELLA! see note above. xo

and for the good stuff:


chocolate......


lollipop sticks!


i think the
whipped
buttercream
is
the
BEST!


balls. lots o balls......


please take note of styrofoam block




all tied up with pretty green and gold bows.......


 all boxed up...in a fancy schmancy bakery box....ready to
be
devoured
by
40
soccer lovin girls!
yellow~chocolate pops.
colored sprinkles~yellow butter cake pops.

either way....
it's lovin
on
your
tongue
and in
your
BELLY!

alrighty, snickerdoodle pumpkin muffin cupcake faces.......
i am
off
to enjoy
one of probably
our
last
80'
sunny
summer, i mean almost FALL
DAYS.....

i hope you do the same....

xoxoxo


Friday, September 17, 2010

back to blogging EVENT DAY 4 and 5

ahhhhh happy thursday/friday!!!! 
as i showered this morning, i am amazed at how fast the
time flies.
literally. the weeks and days go by so quickly.
why is that?
why is it that when you are a 5 yr old, it seems like it takes forever for ANYTHING to happen
but when you are
OLD,
the months fly by.
well, here nor there, i awoke to a cold, rainy downpour. i have finally pulled out the
BOOTS.
ugh.
i
HATE
cold
weather.
i
despise
snow.
i do like the change of seasons but honestly, i could survive quite well, living off the
coast of california or the carolinas.
hhhmmm.
something to debate.

alrighty, enough talk of rain and yucky weather.

today's topic over  here,   is
woman who
inspire
US!

wow. tough question. there are so many.
i
honestly
would have to
say
these
little
lovelies:

yep.
my
three
princesses!
they
give
me
drive,
hope,
faith,
inspiration,
love,
and
so
much
more!!

each one has so many different characteristics that i admire. they each have different personalities that sets them apart from each other.
they have all blossomed into
such
beautiful
young
ladies
and i am so proud
to
call
each
one
my
daughter!!
xo~love you guys!

ok.....so last night/yesterday was a busy day. i didnt even get my blog post up,
thus
day 4 and 5 of back to blogging event at the same time.

my evenings are always so rushed and there never
seems to be enough time in the day.
i realize this
is how
life
has become.
everyone is BUSY!
but sometimes, i just wish for CALMNESS.

soooo, on to  the blog subject for day 5:

"why do you blog?"

hhhhmmmm.....thinking deeply.
good question.
why DO i blog?

originally i started to blog as a way just to vent. a place to share my recipes and craft ideas.
i was reading all of the amazing blogs out there
and
the
giveaways that were
offered.....
and
i
started
to
think.
and
think.
i wanted to be part of this amazing community. i wanted to share in all the fun......
AND
document my life.
i knew that noone would read, except for me......at first.
and
even tho i
do not have a huge following....
i have "met" so many amazing people who i
just love
reading about.
i have
learned
so many
great
things and have been so inspired.

point blank.
i
{{{heart}}}
blogging.
i
am
addicted.
s,o with that being said, thanks again for following me. thanks for reading about my life.
thanks for listening to me rave about my children's accomplishments.
thanks for leaving comments. ( i seriously LOVE reading what YOU have to say)...
thanks for being
my
friend.

even tho i have never met any of you personally......i feel that there are so
many of you that when / if we finally did meet, we would
sit and laugh and talk.....
for
HOURS!

happy friday!
i wish you a blessed day and a GREAT
start to your
weekend.......
AND...

don't forget, my  GIVEAWAY...... right here! only a few more days....

xo
t








Wednesday, September 15, 2010

back to blogging event DAY 3!!!

a post title that you are 'particularly' proud of.....
this
is the
discussion
over at
the

sooooo, i only started blogging back in february.....and i choose my titles by whatever
kind
of
mood
i may
be in
at
THAT
one
particular
second.
but,
i
perused my blog titles.....
and perused.....
AND
then
my
face
lit
up!
i
found the one!
i'm so proud....
yep.
the exact title of today's discussion.
flipping
ironic!

check out this post:


i was one PROUD, freaking MOM!
there is princess # 2~after a 160 mile bike ride. yes. 160 LONG ARSE miles.
all
done
for
a
fundraiser.
she's nice like that. (she gets her niceness from her mom~just sayin')

as a blogger, at least with myself....i blog about EVERYTHING. the
good.
the
bad.
the
pretty.
the
ugly.

and that's what's so great about blogging. you CAN do that. (most people dont judge)....

i think it's great that we can all go back and reflect on past posts as this one and beam all over again.
it's what makes me smile....

happy humpity dump day blends! (aka. weds. middle of the week!)

i hope you are all having a great week.....dont forget about my super
amazing

it only takes a second to comment, link back, and / or follow me,  and you will have a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to

hugs,
t


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

back to blogging DAY 2!

good MORNING bloggies!
happy day! happy tuesday!
on my drive in to work
i was just
thinking about my life. pondering.
(i do this a lot)
i always question if i am where i should be or where i need to be.
i often find myself wondering about the
what ifs......
i read somewhere when upon awakening, you should thank GOD for
ALL
of
the
things
we do have at the present moment.
even
the
teeniest
tiny
little
things,
that
so
many
of us
take
for granted.

our warm bed.
our cars we drive.
our jobs.
our homes we live in.
our families.
yes, our kids that sometimes drive us CRAZY!

so today, i drove and i thought...and thanked.

ok, if you are still reading....i am leading up to something here
todays back to blogging post:

"a post you wish more people had read"

hhhmmmm.....
well, i havent been blogging that long.
however.........
there is a very
special
post
about a very special person
who
meant the
world to so many.

take a look at my post from
3/16/10.


a very close peer, friend, fellow police officer of jp's was killed in the line of duty on
3/15/10....

it was by far one of  the roughest weeks of my entire life.

after this happened, it really made me start to
reanalyze life.
i
wanted to try to tell people how
important it is to make sure
those you love, know it.

dont go to bed mad.
dont leave the house mad or upset.

you
never
ever
know
when
you
will
see
that
person
AGAIN.

living with a police officer, i have learned to let the small things go. i cant go to work and
worry that he is out arresting drug criminals and at any second he could get hurt.
you learn to deal with the present. i dont have anxiety anymore....(that took a while)....
when he leaves for work it's like anyone else going to work.
it's
his
job.

unfortunately,
police officers do not get enough credit.
many people dont know what goes on behind the 'scenes' if you will.....

i
just want
people to be aware of
how precious life really is.

when officer kerstetter was shot and killed, my first thought was 'i wonder how his wife and girls are
doing'....i wonder 'if they got to say they loved him one last time'......

so with that being said.....go hug your lovies....tell them you love them!
life is too short.

ok, sorry~i got a little long winded. i wish that the world could have known officer kerstetter and seen
what  a difference one man could make in a community.

for this reason, i wish more people would have read that post from
3/16/10.

if one person felt touched or felt impelled to go hug their kids, hubbys, boyfriends, mother, sister, etc...
then
i
know
i
did
a
bit
of
good!

heres a little pic of that crazy boy of mine with his class from his academy. this was taken before the funeral.

arent they a handsome bunch?!?


 jp snizzle is 4th from left.
my
hottie.

oh HOW i  DO love a man in a uniform!

thanks to everyone who has popped over from blog frog AND the SITS GIRLS

it means the world to me.
i
am
thankful
for
ALL
of
you!

don't forget my GIVEAWAY going on until 9/19/10, for a FREE $50.00 gift card to CSN online stores!
and last but not least.....
i finished
these
bad
boys
last night:


and



more yumminess.
the top ones (green and gold are chocolate)
bottom ones are yellow cake!

ok, i am out of here for now...thanks for visiting!
dont forget
hop over
here!


 
to enter to win a NEW WASHER and DRYER!
 
xoxoxoxo

Monday, September 13, 2010

back to blogging!

happy monday, friends!
i have chosen to take part in back to blogging basics, featured by our lovely
gals over here:


 

there are different topics to follow, and there is a wonderful giveaway going on as well.
jump
on
over
to
jump
on board!
 
take a look at my very first blog post........
 
i began my blogging journey as something that i could reflect on and kind of journal my
thoughts, recipes, crafts, etc.
i had been reading so many blogs and was
in
AWE
with
so many
talented
bloggers.
i really just wanted to share my life as well. i wanted a place i could go when i was sad, when i was happy
or when i just needed a place to vent! (lord knows we all have days like this)....
i have a HUGE zest for life and
i LOVE making new friends.
i love reading about your lives.
i
just
down
right
plain and
simple
LOVE
blogging!
 
i think i have grown as a blogger in so many ways.
there is nothing that i love more, than to log on
and see all of
YOUR
 super, dee duper,
sweet
comments.
that's
what this
is all
about.

this adorable girl, at blooming on bainbridge was my VERY first person to actually 'notice'
my
tiny
little
blog.
i had been reading teresa's blog and she gave me the 'courage' to keep going!
 
this sweet girl over HERE!
was also one of  my first commenters. (is that a word, seriously?) 
 caitlin coined the term BLENDS,
which is:
FRIENDS+BLOGGER=BLENDS.
i immediately was hooked.
i was so shocked and
excited that
someone
actually
left
lil
ol
me
a comment.
 
and then i
shared
the
most
amazing
sugar cookie
recipe...
EVAAAAAAAHHHH.
 
 
so that was the
start
of
DESSERT
or
DIET!!
 
since we are on the topic of getting back in to blogging, i am also linking up with
this
fun
blogger!
she is featuring, "meet me monday"
soooo
with that being said....
here
are 5 random
facts
about
ME!
favorite pasta dish:
i am a fan of this one RIGHT HERE!
i have made it twice in a week. i love any kind of unusual shaped pasta!
last thing you do before you fall asleep:
i usually fall asleep watching tv!
how many nights a week do you eat out?
2....sometimes 3 depending on everyone's crazy schedules!
are you an avid book reader?
um, NO. i, however, AM obsessed with magazines.
would you rather have xray vision or bionic ears?
no brainer: bionic ears. i want to HEAR what people are really saying, not what they claim to say!
 
 
so pop on over to java's blog
and say hello and join the fun!
 
ok, dear BLENDS...i am off to do what i do best during the day.
be an amazing underwriter/nurse!
 
oh~dont forget my SUPER DUPER giveaway, right over, HERE!
leave a comment to win a
fabulous prize!
hugs...
AND
THANKS
SOOO
much for
READING.
it means the
WORLD
to
ME!
xoxo
 
 
 
 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

giveaway! giveaway! giveaway!

i promised.
and
i
am
delivering!
how many of
you
love the sound of 'cheap bedroom furniture' ???

well, pop on over HERE!
take a peek around....
ahhhh....
imagine my excitement when
CSN contacted me
to do a giveaway!
CSN stores have over 200 stores, that sell just about ANYTHING your little
heart
could
desire!
CSN online stores have literally everything from cheap bedroom furniture to cookware.
sooooo
here's the good
stuff:

how
to
enter!

head over to CSN online stores look around and then come back and tell me
what you would pick out with a
$50.00 gift certificate! (one entry)

become a follower on my blog. (one entry)

link this post to one of your blog postings and come back  to dessert or diet with the url/link to that post. (one entry)

that's it.
please leave a comment for each thing you did.
i will
randomly choose someone
9/19/10.
  a
BIG
thank you to
for sponsoring this
amazing
giveaway!

ok, even with all that excitement above, i can't let smiley sunday pass me by...
things that make you go
AWWW!



MY BFF. (bestie friend FOREVER)...



the start of football season! goooo steelers!



the miracle of nature....

and


a double RAINBOW.

this rainbow came out after i was having a really bad day and was thinking
about my dad. he passed away almost 4 yrs ago. i just asked for
a sign and lo and behold not one, but TWO rainbows appeared.
look
closely.
you can see
the
start of the
second one....

have a wonderful smiley sunday!
xo

Saturday, September 11, 2010

new obsession!

hello!
happy weekend!
i want to just say hi to all my NEW...(and old....)
friends
who are
my
latest
followers!
thanks so much~
it means
so
much
to
me,
to see and hear all the super sweet
comments
you
leave
me.
i
do
appreciate
from the
bottom
of my
big
pink
heart!!

so the blog post title....
i am in
love
with
this:


it goes hand
in
hand
with the
fall
theme.
sweet, cinnamon, spicey.
i
heart
it.
i have
had
two
cups in
the last 1/2 hour.
delightful.
you must
try
if you
heart
tea
like
me!

i also wanted to share a special something with you.
as most of you
know,
princess # 3
is a senior in high school this year.
yes.
a
big
senior.
little does she know she will always be
my
BABY GIRL.
but anywhosies, she is an amazing runner AND soccer player.
well, two years ago, she tore her
anterior cruciate ligament...aka. ACL
her posterial cruciate ligament aka. PCL
AND her
medial cruciate ligament. aka. MCL

she tore these while scrimmaging boys at a soccer camp in PA, at the start of her
sophomore year. boo. out the entire season.
she had surgery to repair and they replaced all those ligaments with cadaver parts.
yes. cadavers.
she went thru about an 8 month recovery period with a brace and physical therapy. she was
total non weight bearing for the first 8 weeks. crutches.
not fun when you are 15.

fast forward beginning of junior year.
tore
her
flipping
meniscus. aka. knee cap.

holy. heck.
again, another surgery. out her entire junior year....
so now,
it is her
senior year.
she JUST finally stopped wearing the brace. literally for two years she has worn this thing.
and she is doing so well. GREAT, actually.
so wonderful that this is what a reporter quoted:



um, awesome. i am so proud.
proud
that even
thru
all she
has been
delt,
she
stuck it
out
and
she
is still
recognized.
~xo~,to my princess#3.

k, sorry....just a bit of mom bragging. with all of her injuries, it is unlikely she will
get a scholarship for soccer....
but
remember
god
has a
plan
and maybe hers is something else.
everything happens for a reason!

k, onto something that made me squeal in pure delight.
uh, please look at post title, date and sidebar titles....
yes. right there.
i, DID it.
i finally got the freaking codes to work.
hollar! new fonts abound. hee hawwww!

a big big big
thank you to
kevin and amanda.....for their FREE...yep. FREE FONTS.
  
I get the cutest handwriting fonts at Fonts for Peas! kevinandamanda.com/fonts




their site is full of recipes, decorating, photography tips and so much more.
oh, be sure to check out amanda's craft room.
one word.
amazing.
ok, two.
unbelievably amazing.

one last thing,
check out the SITS girls  for a new blog challenge next week! fun times!
have a super fantabulous evening!
hugs,
t

p.s. now how do i change the font on my blog name??? ahhhhh.....another project! night, night!

p.s.s. check out this giveaway here!!! ~anthropologie! yes! anthropologie!

Friday, September 10, 2010

fun/flower friday!


hi bloggies! it's fun friday!

i wanted to share a few of my latest creations!
hopefully, the etsy shop will be up and running
by
the
end
of
SEPTEMBER! (happy dance....happy dance.....)
 but first, i am linking up with these fun parties!



New Friend Fridays


AND

BoostMyBlogFriday
as always, please read the rules and regs and if you choose to participate, run along and leave
lots
and
lots
of
comments!
cuz
that's what us
BLOGGERS
LOVE!

k, more fun stuff......in between helping princess # 3 with an essay the other night, i
whipped
us
these
pretties!



rosebud earrings.....

and.....



another HEADBAND! (just cuz........a girl can NEVER
have
enough
hair
accessories!

and look what i just found:


my goodness! adorable fabric, patterns AND what a cute name! anything
with the word PINK in it, has to be FUN!

k, this girl, has to get back to work.....(making sad sad sad face right now)
BUT,
i will
be
out there
making new
FRIENDS
on
new friend FRIDAY!
yay!
big HUGS,
xo
t