Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Twist of Dazzle and other blogs I follow

There is not a lot going on right now, so I thought I would do a shout out for my Twist of Dazzle business.  If you are not already you should follow our blog  http://twistofdazzle.blogspot.com/  We are going to try and get more involved with the blog world out there.  There are ALOT of awesome sights, and these ladies are soooo creative, and some that I just like to read.   I actually probably follow over 100 different blogs.  I know I'm crazy and my hubby thanks so too.  I tell him they are my friends and he just rolls his eyes.  Whatever they are!  Here are a few of my favorite ones.

http://www.oopsicraftmypants.net/   I laugh everyime I see this name hahhahaha  Im laughing now

Ok I guess that's plenty.  The list could go on forever.(Maybe that's why my hubby thinks I'm crazy)  But I use google reader so it's easy to get carried away, b/c only the ones that update that day will show up.  Cool, makes it easy for me!  Hope you enjoy the sites.

Friday, January 21, 2011

My next project

A few months back I redid a dresser that I bought off Craigslist for my living room.  I  LOVE IT!  (Just in case you dont remember)


So I decided to do another one.  I have been wanting a dresser thingy for my bedroom.  (My kids take up 3 of my drawers and I want my space back)  I have free space in front of my window in my room, so I think that will be the perfect spot.  When I was at my parents house  Christmas I remembered my mom had a an OLD YELLOW dresser in the spare room.  She didnt really use it for anything but JUNK.  So I mentioned if she ever wanted to get rid of it, I wanted it.  A few weeks passed and guess what was delivered to me.  Yup old yeller.  I have started sanding it, but its going to be a lot of work.  I think there is atleast 6 coats of bright yellow paint on it.  I have a vision in my head what I want it to look like, so lets hope we (I say WE b/c my dear hubby helps) can do it!  Here is a picture of Old Yeller before.  Stay tuned for the after pics later.                                                       

Nice Knobs, and guess what that drawer missing had a different one. haha  3 Different drawer knobs.

 Stay Tuned for the final work!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hayden's 4th Birthday party

Last weekend we got up early Saturday and drove to Wichita Falls for Hayden's swim party.  What a great idea for a winter Birthday, indoor swimming.  Now Carson is not real excited about water, but he had a great time.  (he might have gotten that from me)  We will work on that this summer.  Anyways, we had a good time and I was glad to see my good friend Amber.  After the party we meet my parents and cousin at Samurai.  Our favorite spot to eat when we go home.  It wasnt in the plans to go eat there but the kids really wanted to so I didn't was to let them down. (wink wink)
We decided to head back home after dinner.  We have alot of projects going on around here, so we figured we should get back.  I am working on cleaning out my scrapbook room, cleaning up the garage, and I have another dresser that is OLD that we are re-doing for my bedroom!  I hope it turns out as good as my other one.

Yes my son has on 2 floating devices.
                                                                 Birthday Boy!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

BURRRRR it's cold outside!

It started Snowing on Sunday, and did for a few hours.  As soon as Carson saw the snow he said" YAY it's Christmas."  I laughed and said "NO it's not Christmas."  He thinks just because we got a lot of snow last year at Chrismas time, that when it snows now it's automatically Christmas.  The kids of course loved playing in it and making a snowman.  We were hoping for NO school on Monday, but that didn't happen.  The roads were not bad.  It has been really neat seeing the snow still on the ground and on the houses all week.  Kinda like we live up North. (thank goodness we dont)  I could not do snow very often.  Once a year is good for me!

Carson woke up from his nap and decided he wanted to go out again.  This is how he went, only long enough for me to take a picture.

The kids made a fort, big snowman and baby snowman.  See you next year Frosty.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Why in the world are my posts out of order??  Anyone??

Friday, January 7, 2011

The week of Christmas

The week before Christmas the kids like to put Ginger Bread houses together and make chocolate covered pretzels. I usually buy the Big Ginger bread house, but this year I thought the city was so cute and we would try that. (big mistake) It was a lot harder to do, so next year we will stick to the Big house.

This doesnt have alot to do with this post, but just thought it was cute. He is a funny boy.

We decided this year to start a new tradition at our house. The week of Christmas the kids get to open one present a night, and then the rest before we leave to go out of town. We have never had Christmas at our house because we are always traveling everywhere, and wanted to enjoy just us 4 opening presents. (and I dont have to haul them all over Texas) The kids love it too!

Carson was so excited he got some NEW boots. After he was done opening his present and ran up stairs and decided he was going to dress up as a COWBOY. He put on his flood pants and his shirt that is a little too short. ha But he still looked cute.

Faith went shopping with her friend Ashely over Christmas break and bought me and Jeff presents. I really love my robe, and got some sweat pants from Old Navy. Thanks Faith

Faith decided she had out grown her DS and wrapped it and all the games up and gave them to her brother. He was excited to have his own DS.

New Years Eve 2011

Happy New Year! I am only 10 days late. woohooo Anyways, we don't do anything big for New Years Eve, just hang out, have some drinks and watch the ball drop. This year we invited our neighbors over and Geri came to town. We ate some yummy food (I cant quit thinking about that Buffalo dip now, well I better since Im on a diet). I had bought Apple to Apples and we tried that game out. It was pretty fun. (I think) haha Yeah it was. The kids ran around our house like wild animals. (i think there were 7-8 kids, good thing I was drinking or I would have been going crazy) They had a alot of fun playing Just dance on the Wii. Every year we bring in the new year by banging pots and pans on the back porch. Im sure for the ones that dont make it to mid-night, they love hearing that. Let's just say Sunday we relaxed and picked up the house. Happy New Year to all. Hope you have a great one.

My neighbors

Christmas 2010

Every Christmas we start our road trip to Wichita Falls. We always have a few stops to make when we get into town. I think we made 6 stops on Christmas Eve. (talk about exhausted, but worth it) Our last stop on Christmas Eve is at my grandparents house. We all try to make sure we dont miss that night. We have yummy food, good drinks and lots of laughs together as a family. Afterwards, we head back to my parents house to hang out for a bit before we put out the milk and cookies for Santa. This year my kids slept in on Christmas morning. I think it was 8 or so before they woke up. Us adults were already in the living room sipping on coffee, waiting on them to get up. When the kids finally got up they were so Excited to see what Santa had brought them. Carson got a bike and a new helmet. (Santa should have checked the size of that helmet a little better because it was too small) But thats ok, we just mailed it back to him and got a different one. Santa left Faith 2 Wii games and Wii draw.
We opened up presents and had breakfast and then got ready to spend the rest of the day with our family and traveling to Jeff's parents. We got to Jeff's parents house that night and had Christmas with his family. Of course we ate again and opened presents. Faith was so excited when she opened up hew New cell phone. She has been wanting one so bad, and we keep telling her she is too young for one. But guess what. We gave in and got her a phone.

The grandkids on Christmas Eve!

Cheers to Family and being together.

Faith and Nana

Papa and faith (she was getting tired of the pics she told me)

Brady and Carson. Heather got these shirts for them. So true.

Carson and Nana

Work Christmas Party


We have a work Christmas party every year. We usually go somewhere to have dinner and then maybe just maybe go out for a few drinks afterwards. This year for dinner we went to Vinnies Italian Restraunt in Lewisville.(thanks to my neighbor for taking me there once before) It was YUMMY. It is BYOB and the food is good and cheap. So you can't beat that.

The crew!

We did decide to head next door to The Electric Cowboy for a while. I wouldnt say it was a blast but we still had a good time.