Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Weekend Drama!

 Well this weekend didn't turn out the way anyone would have thought! Saturday night we all got dressed up in our Western gear to go out to eat and to a country bar for Justin's brother's birthday.

The night was going great, but it ended on a horrible note! I'm not going to go into detail about what happened, but it taught me a lot about myself.

I think the lessons I learned were:
 a strong personality may scare some people.
some people should be treated with kid gloves.
don't be so trusting with people no matter who they are.
people handle situation differently.
 communication is key.

So I'm going to take these lessons and remember them!!! Now that I know where I stand and how some people feel about me, I feel that I can make better choices about my relationships. The people who matter the most to me, love me just the way I am. 

Wow that felt great getting it out! Thanks for listening y'all. Hope y'all had a waaaaaaaaaaayyyyy better weekend than me! Ha!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Can I Get An Amen?!

Have y'all seen this video! It's being passed around facebook. I love it! This kid is talented and knows his stuff!!! I love his message and his testimony. He has a few other videos. You should definitely check them out!!! Hope y'all have a blessed Sunday!!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Instagram Friday!

Yay we've made to another Friday! Which means it's time for Instagram Friday!!!

The boys piled up in Justin's chair to watch video's on youtube. I told Justin next chair we get has to be waaaaayyyyy bigger so they all can fit on it together! Ha!

Evan was nice enough to take a break while he was "working" so I could snap a shot of him!!!

The boys turned Ethan's room into a fort!!! This one they told me had separate rooms for all of them! Boys!!!

This is another shot I took of my new necklace organization!!!

Jaxon and his rubber chicken that he loves!!! Yes it has been the subject of a lot of jokes around the house. Boys!!!

I'm not a coffee fan, but I do love my energy drinks! They have to be no carb, no sugar, & no calorie though, I am on a diet! Boo!

Evan had to show me his chocolate mustache! He was so proud of it!!!

I had to make these for Justin Tuesday. I always feel guilty when it rains and he has to work out in it, so I bake! Ethan said he was so excited that it was raining because he knew I would be making daddy something! Ha!

So do y'all Instagram?! If y'all do let me know so I can check out your pics! Happy Friday y'all!!!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Trying Out Pinterst!

This week I got a little crafty and tried some Valentine crafts that I found on Pinterest.

This one was so easy! All you need is some supplies from the dollar store. This whole thing cost me $2! Woohoo! I think it came out really cute.

The next thing I tried was this really cute idea to keep up with my weight loss. I've lost 13lbs so far. Can I get a "high five"?!!!

I didn't put the wording on them yet because I haven't decided how I want to do it (I don't have one of those crafty vinyl cutting thinga ma jigs)!

I did find some really cute glass bead things a the dollar store though. They're flowers, leaves and butterflies. So this whole thing cost me $3 for the beads because I already had the vases!!! Yay!!!

So have y'all tried any ideas off of Pinterest?! Let me know I would love to check them out! Happy pinning y'all!!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday!

This is my first time joining in! Okay I wasn't too good at this. I only got one outfit this week! Ha! What can I say, I love my sweatpants & t-shirts!!! Plus I felt weird taking pics of myself and I really don't have one of those fancy shmancy cameras either. So here goes nothing...

 Shirt-Catos free from mom, tank-Walmart $1, jeans-Levi's free from sister's friend, shoes-flats from Walmart $3, bracelets-from A Quarter to Ten (local shop) $1.50 = $5.50 for whole outfit!!! Can I get a "High Five"?!

Love the flowers on this shirt!!! I'm linking up over at Pleated Poppy! If y'all are here from there thanks for stopping by and hope y'all take a look around! Happy Wednesday y'all!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BB Guns & Organization!!!

Well this weekend was pretty low key. We just hung out around the house. Ethan and Jaxon stayed in the backyard and did some target practice with their BB gun! I only got one pic because it was raining and I didn't feel like stay out there!!!

 We also did some cleaning and organizing. I finally got Justin to go through his bedside table and his closet. Praise the Lord!!! It was a disaster. So while he was doing that I cleaned out my jewelery drawer. I figured if I was in the room doing something he would stay motivated. Ha! I used some craft/bead boxes I had to put my earrings in.

Then I took ALL my necklaces and hung them on a cork board in my closet. Now they're so easy to see and get to. Plus Justin was happy now that he won't have to be untangling them for me!

After watching some football and movies our weekend was over!!! Hope y'all had a great weekend and have a happy Tuesday!

I'm also linking up over at A bowl full of Lemons. Check it out!!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Can I Get An Amen

Hope y'all have a blessed Sunday!!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Praying for Your Children

Yesterday I received a note in the mail from Ethan's English teacher (5th grade). It wasn't a good note either. He's been struggling in school and he's not the only one. Jonathan has been having problems too (9th grade). Plus he sent me a text talking about not wanting to try-out for baseball. I was so stressed yesterday that a huge knot formed between my shoulders and I poured me a glass of wine (which is not on my diet)!

So what did I do...I sat down and typed "words of wisdom for children having problems in school". Enter. Then an article popped up. Prayer From a Parent's Heart. As soon as I read it, I knew God steered me to this. I plan on sitting down and writing prayers out for all my boys. I hope this helps me and them. Hope y'all go and read this article it's really good. Y'all have a great Saturday!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Instagram Friday

It's FRIDAY!!! That means it's time for InstaFriday!!! I just love looking back at what we were up to this week. I'm linking up over at Life Rearranged. Hope y'all go check it out & if y'all are here from there, welcome!!!

These are the beautiful Sterling roses (my favorite) that I got for my birthday!

This was my shirt I wore last Sunday. To bad the didn't win! Boo!!!

Can you find the dog?! Evan decided to use Miley as a pillow while he watched his shows!

Evan came running in the living room telling us to check out his "moves". I still don't know if he was doing karate or break dancing!!!

Some of my Valentine decorations (I'm planning a post on showing all them to y'all)!!!

More of Evan showing off his Car Slippers. Then he wanted me to take a pic of him in his boots!!!

This is a pic that Evan took himself. Boy has skills!!!

Finally I went to Goodwill yesterday and found this little treasure!!! Ha!

So did y'all share you Instagram pics?! Let me know so I can check them out too!!! Hope y'all have an awesome Friday!!!

I'm also linking up over here at Finding Joy! Check it out!!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thrifty Thursday: Purses

I just love Goodwill! I've started going there at the beginning of last year and haven't looked back!!! I've found some really good steals. These are just some of the purses I've come across...

This one I paid $14.99. I love it & carry it the most. It's label on the inside says Emilie M. It has really cute striped detail on the inside (I have no clue why I didn't take a pic of that, maybe because it's full of all my junk right now)!

The second is a lovely turquoise bag from Nine West! It was only $14.99. Love it! It's really big, which I like!!!

This one was a such a great find. It's a BCBGeneration over night bag/purse. It was brand new & only cost $19.99! Love it!!!!!

Next was a little vintage over night/make-up bag from American Tourister! I use it to hide some of my craft supplies. Evan calls it my "Girl Toolbox"!!! Ha!

So do y'all have any awesome Thrifty Thursday finds?! Hope y'all have a great Thursday!!!

I'm linking up over at Kara's blog Mine for the Making for the fashion party check it out!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Trying Out Pinterest!

Okay I have one fail and one success story from Pinterest today. Hopefully by now everybody knows about Pinterest! Right?! Well if not you can follow me here!!!

Okay the first thing we tried was this...

Looks cool, right?! So we gathered up the supplies we needed.

THEN I read the whole story. Oops! It was a horrible hoax. I had to break the news to the boys. They were not happy at all. Lesson learned. You NEED to read the pin first before trying! Ha!

Next was this awesome necklace. It's supposed to help athletes with balance and stuff!!

I bought one for Jonathan, since he's about to start his first year of High School baseball (can't believe I just typed that!). He seems to like it. I don't know if it really helps or anything, but at least it looks cool (isn't that whats really important to teenagers anyway)!

So have y'all found anything that works for you (or doesn't) on Pinterest?! Hope y'all are having a great Wednesday!!! Happy Pinning Y'all!!!!

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Boys, Boys, & More Boys!!!

Okay this one is for all the mothers' of boys out there. I don't know about y'all, but my 4 punks drive me bonkers sometimes.

Let's start with the oldest Jonathan...this weekend he decided to hit Ethan in the head with a hammer and thought it was no big deal! UGH!!! Boys!!!

Then there's Ethan...his new favorite thing to do is butt into our "adult conversation" and put his two cents in!!! UGH!!! Boys!!!

Next up is Jaxon...he's almost 7 and is already addicted to xbox. This is causing his room to look like a war zone!!! UGH!!! Boys!!!

Finally there's Evan...he's going through this stage where his favorite word is "no", everything is his, & he's soooooooo bossy. Terrible twos?! Yeah right, more like terrible threes!!! UGH!!! Boys!!!

I know this all is a phase and it to shall pass, but Good Lawd, help me!!! Hope y'all are having a great Tuesday, and bless your heart too if you're a mom to boys!!!

I'm linking up over here at Call Me Blessed!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up: Texans Loss

Yesterday was a sad, sad day. Our Houston Texans got beat by the Raven's in their second playoff game. Boooooooo

We headed to Justin's uncle Gerry's house again. This time a few more people joined us.

Yes they did shots again with every Texans score (there wasn't too much drinking this game though).

After the game the kiddos had a great time playing in the backyard & at the park with their cousins.

Even though our Texans didn't win we still had a great time with the family! Hope y'all had a great weekend & happy Monday!!!!

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