Thursday, February 28, 2008

A new project!

I have wanted a dollhouse bookshelf for my daughter ever since she was born! It kind of got pushed out of the way with all of the other purchases we had to make. So, this morning, I was looking online and found a used bookshelf for only $20! Of course, it had decals on it and a purple roof. So, me and the kids picked it up and Jaden and I worked on it this afternoon. We sanded it down and took the decals off of it. I can't wait for it to be all white!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Trader Joe's!

Wow, I made my first trip to Trader Joe's and I love it! For such a small store, they have so many cool things! Today, we picked up some pizza dough and marinara sauce. I also got some Joe's O's (cheerios)! Jeff will be happy about that! I plan on making several trips there in the future!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Here is what I created today:

I am so happy I had time to be creative today!

Dieting is going GREAT!

The first day of dieting is always the hardest, and I got through it! Yesterday was awesome! I exercised and stayed under 1000 calories! I can't believe it. So, now it should get easier for me. I have followed it today perfectly. I even snacked on some cereal but got myself on the treadmill and burned it all off. So, I am feeling good.

I started on a little decoration for our entry way today. Just a small framed piece. I think it will look great. I get so many ideas from other bloggers! There are so many creative people out there!

Other than that, today is a lazy day. It has been snowing outside and we really didn't have anything planned. So, the laundry is drying the dishes have been washed and now I get to be creative while Cassidy sleeps. Jaden doesn't seem very motivated for school today, so we are taking a day off. I think he seems to do better every other day. Maybe I should be doing that with preschool anyway. We will start doing 5 days a week this Fall.

Monday, February 25, 2008

250 and counting......

So, today I have started a strict diet. I have said that several times in my life, especially the last couple of weeks. And yes, I am going to say, "Really, I am this time!". So, today I have had 250 calories and ran on the treadmill. Now, I have to eat supper. I plan on 500 calories for that. Most of you know, I have lost 70 pounds in the last few years and I have 20 more to lose. Now, I have a little more than 20, thanks to overeating the past couple of months. I think I eat food when I am missing something else. Well, with the move, I have been home a lot and not meeting many new people. I really feel we will meet more people when the weather gets warmer and we are out more. But, for now, we have been stuck inside with snow and ice outside most of the time. When I am stuck inside, I am always wanting to eat! I really don't know what it is, but it is very hard for me to just stick with my meals. But, that is what I have started to do today. I will have my special treats now and then, but I need to get back on track.
We had a great time in Terre Haute yesterday! It was my brother's birthday and we got him a gift card to Ridemakerz! This place looks so cool. I can't wait for him to go. He is a car junkie, and this just seems like his thing! We also achieved a major goal yesterday! We got my brother and his family to go to church with us! What a blessing that was! I also feel that God was speaking directly to him through the sermon we had that night. God was definitely there and working through our pastor. Hopefully, we can keep them going. We will be praying for that.
I hope everyone has a great week. Now, onto dieting! :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Craft time

Every day, I teach "school" to Jaden. I am homeschooling preschool and getting him prepared for kindergarten (which I will also be homeschooling). I came up with the great idea to have craft time every day! It was a great idea the first week, but now I am falling short of ideas. Last week, we drew pictures, played with homemade fingerpaints, and cut out pictures from magazines. I really have no idea what we will do next week, but I am sure it will come to me.

We really don't have much planned for today, but tomorrow we will be heading to Terre Haute for church and my brother's birthday party. We will be going to Cracker Barrel and playing black light miniature golf! Jaden is very excited!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Children's Museum

We had a great day at the museum yesterday. It was very hectic with BOTH kids running around this year! Jaden loved the Curious George section and the robots. Cassidy enjoyed the dinosaurs and the carousel. We had such a great time. Jaden even got to go to his favorite restaurant, Bob Evans! He loves that place!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

BooBoos and Today

Yesterday started out as a great day. I had some shopping planned and playtime with the kids. While getting ready, Cassidy was playing and ran into the corner of a wall. She cried, I looked for blood and found nothing, and began getting her ready to go. We went upstairs and started combing her hair back for a barrette and that is when I saw it!!!!!! She had a huge bump on her head and a scratch. It wasn't bleeding but looked awful! She had already forgotten about it by then! So, I put a cold towel on it, and she didn't like that. I was so happy to see that the bump had gone away this morning!

Today, we really don't have anything planned. Jeff works until late, so it will just be me and the kids all day. I cleaned this morning and plan on doing school with Jaden. We are planning on going to the Children's museum this Monday. That will be exciting. Jaden loves it there!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Make sure you get your tissue before you watch this!

Don't peel a potato....

over the garbage disposal! I was making potato soup last night and my potato slipped out of my hands and down the garbage disposal! Everything got clogged and I had to wait on Jeff to get home to fix it. Luckily, we did not need to call a plumber!

Afterward, Jeff put up some curtains that I picked up at World Market. (yes, I know, they need ironed!) Wow, that is one of my favorite stores now! I loved it! I can't wait to go again.
The curtains are not exactly what I wanted, but they will do for now. I just couldn't pass up the deal on them!
I went to Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, and Crate and Barrel yesterday! Wow, I just love all of that stuff! I got a fandeck of Pottery Barn's paint colors. There are several that I like. I can't wait to start painting. I am hoping that is what we do next!
It is snowing outside and I am suppose to pick up Jaden in Terre Haute today and go to Stampin Up. I hope I can still make it! If not, Jeff will be going after work to get Jaden.
Jeff and I are looking forward to Jericho tonight! It is our favorite show!!!!!! It will be starting at 10.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Just me and Cassidy!

We had a great weekend. Yesterday, we went to Terre Haute to visit with my parents and to attend church. We always have a great time on Sundays. We decided to leave Jaden there with my parents until Tuesday. That leaves just me and Cassidy here today. I plan on doing some shopping and spending some quality time with her. We have really needed it. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Friday, February 8, 2008

I won!

There have been a lot of bloggy giveaways the past couple of weeks, and I won one! I am super excited about this, since I have been wanting one for a long time! Here it is:

Thank you so much! I am going to love this chore chart! Not sure if Jaden will, but I think it will add some structure in our day! Her site is very interesting!
I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Okay, I really need to get serious about my dieting again. I haven't been doing everything I should be. I guess I could blame it on a lot of things. Especially this move. I seem to find peace in food! I can't stand that. Today, I begin a new day. I will hopefully lose the weight I gained over the holidays by March. Then, I would like to lose 5 more pounds by Spring!

We enjoyed dinner the other night at Culver's. We hardly ever go out to eat, it is just too much work with both kids. But, we braved it the other night and had a great time. I ate too much, but really enjoyed it. There is nothing like hot cheese curds! LOL

Monday, February 4, 2008


Wow, I think the temperature was up in the 50's today! It felt so nice out. The kids and I went for a walk around our new neighborhood. It was fun. Jaden got to check out the little playground. He loved it! It has a sandbox, which he didn't get to play in because it was muddy! I think I actually wore Jaden out! That is almost impossible! It was nice to get out of the house and walk.
I ordered some prints for the kids' bathroom. I will post some pictures as soon as they arrive in the mail! Not much else is going on today. I hope everyone has a great week, and I will post some more pictures of the kids soon!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

So much fun!

We had a great day today. I decided on shopping today! We went to Tuesday Morning (awesome), Homegoods, Target, and Meijer. I found several things. I think I have had enough shopping for this week. We really need to be saving some money!

Here are some of my finds:
This picture is going to go great in our living room!

Found this coffeepot for a great deal!

This bowl was on clearance at Meijer! It will match our dining room perfectly!

I found these two today, but they didn't come cheap! LOL

Friday, February 1, 2008

Window Treatments

I really don't think people realize how much goes into window dressing, until they are doing it. I am trying to come up with 13 window treatments. It is so overwhelming. First, I have to decide on the various kinds of shades I would like. I have almost decided on those. Now, the curtain situation is a whole different story. I really have no idea yet. I don't want to spend hundreds of dollars on just one window. So, I am trying to find some good deals on just what I want.

We decided to go with pull down shades for the kids' rooms and the office. I decided on roman shades for the living room. The play room is getting vinyl blinds (nothing fancy in there!).

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Tomorrow, I plan on cleaning and organizing. Sunday, we plan on making our trip to Terre Haute and I am cooking Lasagna Roll Ups with Bechamel sauce! YUM!
I also plan on spending time with this adorable little girl:
and this adorable little boy:

Have a great weekend!