Thursday, May 26, 2011

L. O. V. E.

Love, l.o.v.e. I really feel loved right now. I have so many people close to me that love me a lot and unconditionally. They care and will give opinions but they respect me and support me with whatever I do. It means a lot and has really touched me. I've obviously known I was loved before but certain things have really pointed it out to me recently. I had two people tell me they were glad I hadn't made a specific decision (it would have been beyond stupid if I had) but also tell me they would have understood if I had. First, I felt so stinkin' proud of myself for not making a stupid decision. Secondly, I felt so loved and blessed that I was so completely loved. For awhile I forgot about how much I was loved but I remember now and don't plan on forgetting again.

I am blessed and loved completely for who I am. It's a beautiful, wonderful, and marvelous feeling. Why don't you try sharing it around yourself?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ain't that the truth

We have a TV and VCR/DVD player in our nursery at church. We have a wide variety of ages so we play movies almost the entire time. We have a few Veggie Tales movies and one in particular stands out. It's just all of their silly songs and towards the end they say they have to fill some time so they sing from a Chinese take out menu. It cracks me up every time. (Ya I know maybe a little lame but you should seriously listen to it before you judge!)  They break a fortune cookie during the song and the fortune says "Beware of grape with wooden mallet." and they reply "ain't that the truth."
I LOVE that phrase. Ain't that the truth. It just covers so much. My sister and I are always saying it to each other. (Please note you must say it in the same type of voice as the veggie does on the tape) How many times in a day are there things where all you can say is "Ain't that the truth." Things happen, people are people, and you can't get away from the truth. Some days things just suck. Ain't that the truth? Other days you can just laugh at how ridiculous things are and say ain't that the truth.

So today whatever is going on just remember, "Ain't that the truth."

Psst!! If you want to know what song I'm talking about go here!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Quote for Monday

"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."

I'm not sure who said this but I like it. It's nice to hear and see that an imperfection can be beautiful. I can be a little bit of a perfectionist. If I have an idea how something should look and it doesn't end up that way I get annoyed. The past few weeks I've been a little harsh on myself for my imperfections, mostly with the same old one that everyone gets harsh with. Weight. (Isn't it like a dirty word?)  What I see is imperfect and while I know no one is perfect I don't see what I want or think I should. This quote was a nice reminder that my imperfections are beautiful and that even my craziness is good.

Don't be your own worst critic. Remember your imperfections (usually so called imperfections) are beauty.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cute as a Button?

Once again I found a project I wanted to do and completed it before finishing any of my previous projects. Oh well...I had fun! And I must say my other projects are a little intense! This project took me 2 dvrd' episodes of NCIS to finish. (I love me some NCIS) I got the idea from a feature email I get almost every day. It is all crafty or small business items from what I can tell. (If you are interested check out Very Jane) Now for what I made. Are you ready? Button earrings!!!
They are little small for what I normally wear but I fell in love when I saw them. The buttons are from Joann Fabrics. They cost me $2.99 for a pack of 75. There were different color combinations but these screamed summer to me. The buttons are 6mm but that is not clearly labeled on the package I had seen them online so I knew what I was looking for. I got the earring findings at Michael's. The studs came in a pack of 60 and the backs came separately. All together I paid about $6.00 for everything and made 60 earrings. I am going to use them for myself and as gifts. Fun, simple, and cute!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Yes, to get the full affect you must draw out the word! I believe it was Tuesday this week that I got a craving for Chocolate Chip Cookies. It took until Saturday for me to get them made though. I didn't want to make just a regular recipe though. I love google you can find everything through google. :) I wanted a cookie with some spice in it. Nutmeg sounded good and I found a recipe here. Next time I think I want a recipe with even more spice though. I will have to be even more adventurous. I followed the recipe exactly until adding the chocolate chips. I used semi-sweet chips and then for the last pan mixed in butterscotch chips as well. They were delicious and almost all gone. (We like cookieeeees in this house!) 

Monday, May 2, 2011

Proud to be an American

I am so blessed and proud of the Red, White, and Blue. I am proud to be an American. I am proud, honored, and moved to tears by the thought of those defending my freedom at home and overseas. America may have her faults, we may have our hard times, stupidity, and debt but I know that I live in the greatest country ever was. Be proud of your nation and those fighting for it even if you may not completely agree. They fight so you have that right! Toby Keith's lyrics to Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue say a lot for me today.....

Now this nation that I love
Has fallen under attack
A mighty sucker punch came flyin' in
From somewhere in the back
Soon as we could see clearly
Through our big black eye
Man, we lit up your world
Like the 4th of July

Hey Uncle Sam
Put your name at the top of his list
And the Statue of Liberty
Started shakin' her fist
And the eagle will fly
Man, it's gonna be hell
When you hear Mother Freedom
Start ringin' her bell
And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you
Brought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue

Justice will be served
And the battle will rage
This big dog will fight
When you rattle his cage
And you'll be sorry that you messed with
The U.S. of A.
'Cause we'll put a boot in your ass
It's the American way