Friday, January 29, 2010

Got Power?

My dear husband Cory is off on storm work again. 
I'm thankful that this year the ice storms hit later than usual and he was able to be here for Chloie's birthday.
He hasn't been here for the past 2 birthdays due to the storms.
Just wanted to say thank you to him and all the crews out there helping to restore power.
Please pray they are kept safe in this icy mess & are home soon.
I found some pics from some past storm work and thought i'd share!
While putting up new lines in the woods he came across this .


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Beef Tips

My dear friend Rhonda shared this recipe w/me and i have it in the crockpot as i type.
It smells so good i can't wait for dinner!

Directions:  Dump Stew Meat & Soups in Crockpot.
Stir together
I cooked on high for 1 1/2 hours then turned to low till dinner time!

Will serve over rice & have corn, green beans and rolls to go with it!

I'll take a pic when it is served!


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Party Planning Tips

I love having parties & I love decorating for them. We recently had Chloie's Hello Kitty Party. While surfing the net looking for ideas i found some great sites & blogs. I wanted to share them with you in case you are in need of some party planning ideas. So here you go!


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Photo Wall

A few posts back I asked some advice about how to decorate fill up this wall.
I received lots of great ideas and opinions.
Then i came across two blog posts that gave me inspiration for a photo wall Julie & Shanty 2 Chic.
So i printed out my priceless family pics that Viv took & picked up some frames at Wal-Mart.
Here it is before and after!


So what do you think?
Now what needs to go on the table?


Monday, January 18, 2010


This week of blogging is going to be about Chloie turning 6 and party planning!

Hello Kitty is the theme of Miss Chloie's party this year.
With the help of my Christmas present the Cricut Machine
Chloie and i made these invitations for to hand out to her classmates.

Now tomorrow to make a Birthday Banner & figure out what to do for party favors!



Six is how old my Little Ladybug just turned!
I can't believe she is 6yrs old.
Cory and I are so proud to have her as a daughter.

On her Birthday Claire & I ate lunch w/her at school and brought cupcakes for her class.
That evening some family and friends went out to eat with us to celebrate .
Now we are in the process of planning a Hello Kitty Party for this weekend!

Need party planning ideas. while i was searching for some i came across some great ones. will share them with you in the next post!

 "From a little girl so very small, how and when did you get so tall?"
  Author: Karen Mortensen


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stay or Move???

Ok i'm taking Julie's advice and decorating downstairs first. With that being said help me decide what to do w/the entry way.
This is currently how it looks

Should the table be moved over like this move the mirror over the table and then put pictures and other things around it?

This is the other side of the entryway. What would you do here?


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Blogging Tips

I've had a few questions about how to get a third column, How to center date & title of post and use of different fonts. So here are you answers.

3 Columns: I used this tutorial 3 Column Template

Center Post Title & Date:
1. once signed into blogger click on Customize
2. click on html
3. scroll down and find this:
/* Posts -----------------------------------------------

4. paste this: text-align:center   after {

.post {
this is how mine looks:
 */ {
  margin:1.5em 0 .5em;


.post {
background: url(;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: bottom center;
margin:.5em 0 1.5em;
border-bottom:0px dotted $bordercolor;
Post Title

Hope this helps if you need further instructions let me know.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Check her out

While browsing over at Thrifty Decor Chick i came across an amazing blog, Domestically Speaking.

You must check her out. She has some great ideas and crafts!


Monday, January 4, 2010

New Look

New Year..New Look for the blog anyways! Hope ya like it!
Would love some feedback!



Happy New Year

Happy New Year form our family to yours!
We hope that 2010 has many blessings and good health for everyone!

Some of our families resolutions/goals are:
less wasteful
eat better
go to church
plan out more family time

What is yours?