Sunday, March 30, 2008

Well, I don't know about This...

I am Elizabeth Bennet!

Take the Quiz here!

I took the quiz a few times because I sometimes had two answers to a question, but never was I the sensible Elinor Dashwood.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

More Towels...

Obviously, I am thinking of the beach. A couple of gifts I am showing...
A groovy design for Genia's 40th...Happy Birthday!

For your Easter basket:o) I am going to start putting the design at the top of the towel (like the starfish) from now on so that when the towel is on a chair, it can be seen...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Beautiful Night at the Ballpark...

We lost badly, but we played in AT&T Stadium in Chattanooga where the Lookouts play so it was fun for my oldest child. He is a freshman and was put on the mound with a couple of players on...luckily, that didn't count against him when they scored. Like I said a beautiful night...

And, another towel that I sent to my mom along with other goodies for her birthday..Happy Birthday Mimi...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Ooooh..I like This!

Guidelines For Happiness:
1. Free your heart from hate.
2. Free your mind from worry.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

* Birthday celebration has begun. Birthday one week away...And, the beach is three weeks away...Does this follow along with these guidelines?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My Machine is Back...

and, I am over the anger. Even though two things are "off" since its return. But... channeling the negative vibes into creative energy for spring and beach towels...Here is the first for a five year old boy...

Just a little birthday box with covered pin attached..

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Blessings!

What a great day for us! Our youngest was baptized and it was very special. Our pastor had just brought back water from Phillipi where Paul baptized Lydia. He poured the water into the baptistmal pool and then my son was first to be baptized. It was very moving for me, as a mother, and I cried, but to have all three of mine baptized and to know Jesus is indeed a blessing. I am so not perfect, and neither are my children, but to have a Lord who loves us and forgives us, is ...shall I say fabulous! P.S. I have my machine back...And, I am moving on with my anger issues over it. May sell it on e-bay and buy an industrial-strenghth one. Embroidery is what I love....
***In 15 years, I have always taken pictures but guess what? Not one this year! I have failed!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Baseball, Track and Baseball, oh my...

Just too busy these days! I actually had all three children at the high school today. Older son had a game and younger son had practice on the H.S. Girl's softball field...Shhhh. Don't tell... Daughter had a track meet and the coach told her to participate in the high jump. He told her he would show her at the meet today. He never showed up but her team mates told her what to do! She has never even seen the pole in which to jump. This cutie shows up for one of the teams and told my daughter a few pointers... you must check this out. Cutie Patootie Track Star with scholarship to UNC 10 years ago and now coaches a middle school team She placed third...Proud Mom!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Mama's Got a Brand New Bag(s)

Even though I make bags, I am always looking for the perfect simple straw bag for spring and summer. These are shipping from Snappy Turtle... For spring...

and summer...

Back From the Beach...

as National Champs...We ended on a great note.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cute Finds..Part II

The giraffe bag was only $5.99 at Old Navy. Today was a friend's birthday, although I didn't make it to the party. Sorry, but I'm a working girl now. (does not stop working mom neighbor to call and ask to pick up her children and feed them a snack, etc. though) The towel I found at Belk's..yoohoo...for $14.99 on sale from $20.00. I have seen some fabuloso towels this year. Walmart has some great ones too! I bet Old Navy could come up with some fab printed ones! The monogram on my friend's towel is from my old machine. Of course, I would have monogrammed the bag if I had my other machine. Just waiting on mine to be fixed. What's $500.00 more in repair costs?

Run...Don't Walk

Cute finds at Old Navy...Mostly for cute, little daughter but found some great bermuda length for moi. Here is a sampling of the prints. Just really cute for the beach. I guess we will all look alike though.

I bought these in black print...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Two More Weeks Til Easter

Maybe it will warm up by then. I had a dream that Easter morning came and I forgot to put baskets out. I must really be stressed about it. Not really, we leave for the beach this Thursday...just my daughter and me, for our last cheer competition. Shopping is always better when I am on vaca.

These are the cutest cookies! I don't know if I could afford $4.00 a piece but they are stinkin cute!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Yummy Smells..

On sale at Kroger... dish soap and the laundry detergent. Or it can also be purchased here... Can anyone describe the Rhubarb smell? I noticed it was a limited edition fragrance. I love the Geranium too...not a huge fan of Lemon Verbena. And, if you are on the "green" bandwagon, it qualifies.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Our Lives....Are.....Too....Busy

I know what we do is insane. I'm trying to get a grip on it myself. Before...I ...have...a...stoke! We are very competitive. We can't paly rec ball any more, we are on a travel team... because in one weekend we play "half a season of rec ball." We can't just cheer at the school level, we are on an all-star team. You see where I am going. I guess with my over achieving personality I would not have it any other way...So I

try to count my many blessings!

One by one!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Aftermath...

Took some photos this morning and maybe you can envision that we "Workin' The Preppy" at one point last night...

Entering the gates...

We had the candles lit all across the front porch...

Seriously, there isn't even time for clean up today as we are off for more baseball.

Sweetheart Dance

I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted. I had the Freshman Breakfast at my home and didn't even take pics of the decorations! I used a cotton candy pink and black theme.

My house and my son coming in from dance on his cell, with my daughter to the left looking on...Shhh! Don't tell my son that his mullet is not working. He wanted it long for this event. Now, we can chop it off for baseball season. Girl in pic is not his date and that is not my husband at door.

These Freshmen were a little awkward but were able to relax afterwards and we all had a ball.