February 25, 2010

Too many things not enough time...

Have been pretty busy with my crafting so haven't been posting much. The last few days I have come to realize that I need to make more time for other things in my life besides this computer. Used to be I'd get on in the morning while kiddos were getting up and ready for school, get them to school, come home play on here a little while and then I was done. Now, I have a good 300 (give or take a few) sites bookmarked (mostly fun blogs I have found while surfing) and hardly ever go to. Thinks me be needing to do some cleaning on here.
I have so many projects going on right now it isn't funny, do I get any work done on them, nope. why??? cause I'm on here!!!!!!!!!!
I will be back with an update and pics :)

February 16, 2010

What's up with me?...

 Woke up this morning to this LOL It is actually more than we got the one day last week that they were calling for 8"-12".
 Cupcakes I made for the kiddos for Valentines. This was attempt #2. The first ended with 24 cupcakes in the trash. I tried making good for you Weight Watchers chocolate muffins. I had had them at one of my Stamp Club meetings and found the recipe online. Well that recipe was wrong lol So, I ran to the store and picked up another box of devils food cake mix and just made regular cupcakes. Needless to say they are gone already haha
 Taking goofy self pics LOL
 Spoiling this cute little baby. She has started cooing and smiling alot more. She is ticklish on her sides and gets all kinds of frustrated when I mess with her.
And I have been making curtains. Hop on over to my other blog Creations by Kerry if you want to see pics.
Off to do dreaded laundry lol and do some more work on the curtains :)
Have a blessed day.

February 4, 2010

Longing for...

Spring and bright colors and warmth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I knew when I moved back to MA that I would have to deal with dreary cold winters but man, it is cold. The sun shines but it is very deceiving. It makes me think and dream of warm days when I don't have to have on 3 shirts, a sweatshirt, jacket and gloves to go outside. I long to see bright green grass and beautiful flowers and feel the sun on my face. I have been doing my best to not let this weather get to me, just some days are harder than others. 
I will find some way to bring brightness into my world. I'm thinking a trip to my local fabric store will do the trick haha. 
Ok back to regular life :)
Have a good night all.

January 21, 2010

Birds and sunshine

This morning I could hear the birds chirping and see the sun shining (finally after a few dreary days) and if I didn't know better (all I have to do is step outside lol) I could swear it is Spring haha. I am so ready for warmer weather, I want to be able to put sneakers on, load Harmonii in her stroller and just set off on a walk. I know I am not the only one ready to be warm lol.
Not much has been happening around here lately, just mundane everyday stuff like cleaning and trying to organize my craft supplies. I think that might be a never ending battle haha.
Back to the mundane :)
Have a blessed day!

January 14, 2010

On cooking and baking

Over the holidays I was on a baking kick and it seems to have continued after lol All I want to do is bake cookies. My expertise is limited to chocolate chip and snickerdoodles though lol I will get past that point some day but until then my kiddos love my cookies, thankfully. I was given this beautifully old mixer when I helped a friend of mine clean out his attic :)  The last time I made cookies I actually used it instead of letting it just sit on top of my fridge (hence the no bowl attached lol) The cookies came out so good and well to my surprise I ended up with three of them that came out heart shaped :)
I am always wanting to try out new recipes, but with picky children it is difficult. I was looking for a different way to bake chicken and when I opened the pack of onion soup mix there was a recipe on the side of the packet :) Asked the kids what they thought and got approval. Whoa man was that a hit when it was done, will definetly be making it again.
Here is the recipe in case you are looking for something different too :)

Savory 'n Crispy Chicken Breasts

6 boneless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs)
1 envelope onion soup mix
2 tbsp bread crumbs
1/4 cup olive oil

Preheat oven to 400. In shallow dish combine onion soup mix and bread crumbs. Brush chicken breasts with olive oil, then dredge in bread crumb mixture. On a slightly oiled baking dish, arrange breaded chicken in a single layer. Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until done.

** I added some garlic salt and onion powder to the bread crumb mixture but the kids said it was a bit salty (I liked it lol).

Next I try a recipe for French Dip  that I found somewhere online lol

January 13, 2010

Happy but not so happy

Sometimes I wonder if I am really gone bonkers or not. Yesterday was just such a happy day and well I was in such a good mood. Today total freakin opposite. UGH this aggrivates me to no end. That little face up above makes me laugh and smile and feel very blessed and yet I sit here and wish for things that will probably NEVER in my lifetime happen. I make it a big point in my life to be happy with what I have and not expect more, but some days man I really need more. More of what??? I don't really know at this point. I am very thankful for what the good Lord has blessed me with and grateful for what I do have, there are others that are not so blessed.
Back to your regularly scheduled day, I just needed to get that out. Thank you :)

January 4, 2010

Welcome Baby Harmonii

My Grand daughter was born yesterday at 8:26 pm weighing 6 lbs 5 oz and measuring 19 inches long. She was crying before she was all the way out lol She is beautiful like her moma and I can't wait to have them both home so I can spoil her. Get ready for lots of pics of her :)

December 18, 2009

Christmas spirit you are slowly coming back...

Well all the decorations are out and I'm beginning to feel better about this whole holiday. I don't have exactly all my decorations out lol We don't have enough room but I put out the ones that mean the most. 
Off to have some coffee and maybe work on a lil project before I go get Dale from school. It is not warm at all so we will have hot cocoa when we get in :)

December 9, 2009

Snow Day

Woke up to the news saying there was no school. No biggie. This is the tree outside at about 7 am. (above pic)

The same tree at about 10:30, and it just keeps coming down lol Weatherman says it might turn to rain. Oh, I hope not, that will make a big mess.

another at 7 am.

I got out and shoveled the front part of the walkway and sanded it. Mind you, I used Dale's shovel haha not a normal adult size one, but it got the job done. One of the neighbors had walk down the street with a snowblower and made a path on the sidewalk (Bless his heart).
Sitting inside, having hot cocoa and trying to make sure I have a list of stuff that needs to be done by Sunday. I am so nervous about forgetting something for the Baby Shower (that is why I love lists, cause I am sooo forgetful haha). Then off to the dr, (hoping I get a ride instead of having to walk in this nasty stuff).
Have a good one all and for those that are getting pounded, stay safe and warm.

December 3, 2009

Gentle Reminders

My bestie posted on facebook the other night that she was wondering where I was, Char told her I was in bed, trying to sleep. Bestie told char that she would still need me in the am. So, when I got up I let her know I was on the computer. She just was missing me and wanted to chit chat. :) We have been friends for 25 (lol 24+1) years and even though most of that time has been spent in separate far away from each other states, we both know that no matter what we are there for each other. We love each other no matter our differences, I am inspired by her, and in awe of all she does. She has gotten me to get out of my "comfort zone" (the ladder, N.O) a few times lol. Next year at this time I will be going back to La for a visit to see her graduate from college and I truly can't wait.

I have not been feeling well the last couple of days :( This has gone on for the past month, I feel good for a few days then WHAM, back to feeling YUCK. I had posted on my myspace status about not feeling well and Diz's aunt asked what was wrong. So, I told  her and she told me I need to go to the Dr. haha. It made my heart feel good to know that even though he has been gone for 13 years his family still cares about me and the kids, I am grateful to have them as my family.

Last night one of Char's friends texted me for her number (he thought she had gotten it changed, but didn't). He texted me back "Thank you Mommy". Then Char texted me to tell me he is bringing me a 20 lb turkey to cook for Christmas dinner. :D OMGosh. See, I have decided that this year the kids and I are going to stay home for Christmas and I invited him and his g/f over for dinner, since they don't really have family to spend the day with. I have many, many "adopted" children and I love them all dearly. But Hicks is one that makes me smile and laugh the hardest.

These are both gentle reminders that even on days when I feel like yuck and feel like nothing is going right, I am loved no matter what.

Have a blessed day, all.

December 2, 2009

Snow on December 1st.

Yep all those lil white dot looking thins are snowflakes. I have to say with the first snowfall I get excited, even if it was only a lil bit. After the first time I really don't like it so much, unless of course we get ALOT of it, then it is gorgeous and well, I like it till it starts to melt and ends up being dirty slush lol

Can't wait to get a ton of snow and take pics of this tree out front. It will be gorgeous.
Ok off to start my day.
Have a blessed one, all.

November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Today was spent watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Dale got so excited watching it, and it reminded me so much of myself when I was young. Dinner at my cousins', and now home to relax.
This year I have so much to be thankful for, my kids, my family, my friends, and wonderful memories to keep the holidays filled with love, laughter and much happiness. But I am also thankful for modern medicine that has helped keep my grand baby from coming too soon. Char spent 2 days in the hospital because we thought Harmonii was coming to meet us. Char is not due for another 7 weeks, so I was very nervous and scared. But luckily no baby yet. She is on strict orders to rest (which is almost impossible to get her to do) and she has to go in for tests and monitoring for the next 7 weeks.
I am also thankful for the gift of creativity that the Lord has blessed me with.
Hope everyone has had a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving filled with good food and wonderful memories.

November 23, 2009


Today I am bound and determined to get Dales' toys gone through and organized. We have been in the apartment for almost 3 months now and I have yet to do this, bad, bad moma, I know lol  But with Thanksgiving being this week, I need to get it done. I need to find my Christmas spirit. It has been gone since Diz passed away and after 13 yrs. it is time for it to return. I'm trying I really am, I just have to take baby steps I guess. So, hopefully I will be posting pics soon of organized toys and the beginnings of Christmas decorating :)
Hope everyone has a blessed day :)

November 22, 2009

Another Year has passed

Tomorrow marks 13 years of my husband passing. It doesn't hurt as much now as it did in the beginning but there are days I wish he was here to share our life. Our grand daughter will never get to know this man and how loving and wonderful he could be. He is missed by so many and still loved dearly. RIP Diz and don't you and mom sit up there yapping too much about me and the kids lol