Monday, May 24, 2010

Busy As A Bee This Time Of Year!

You would think since Tax Season was over I would be on easy street, pumping out exciting new creations! Uhhhh No! I have been so busy catching up on things that were put off till after April 15th and all the end of the school year events, Son #1 getting married and............the list goes on!

In the midst of all this I have been suffering with a sinus infection and feel awful! But life goes on and so must I!

Here is a picture of a "Shower in a Box" my family gave for Faith. It was a week later due to the floods in Tennessee and some of Jessie's events being pushed back. (actually it was done 30 minutes before they were married in the U.S.)

This is the cute "Invitation" my daughter Amber sent out.

Aren't they adorable! Amber did a great job on the invitations!

It was my sister Lisa's idea that we do this. We had given
her a Shower in a box when she got married! She loved it! (her's was actually mailed to her)

Here is Son #1 and Faith getting married in Chattanooga.

It took about 3 minutes! Actually it went so fast, it was hard to get a picture! No time for crying or anything! The big ceremony will be taking place this Saturday in the Dominican Republic. They were worried about a foreign marriage and the legalities, so they decided to get married at home in the back yard by their pool. They are leaving tomorrow and Saturday they will have the official marriage. Exactly one year to-the-date from when he asked her to marry him!

Jessie will be graduating from 8th grade on Saturday. on to High School! Jessie had her awards banquet on Thursday. I was too sick, so Hubby took her. When she came home, I was shocked! Jessie had received a $1,000.00 scholarship award! Wow! I am so proud of her!

See I told you I was busy!

(if this post doesn't make sense, I am blaming it on being sick!)

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Do Your Bowls Have Names?

Do you see that bowl up there? That is my banana pudding bowl. It is the only bowl I use when I make banana pudding. (The picture shows banana pudding in process)

I didn't really realize that I give my bowls names until I couldn't find my banana pudding bowl. I was tearing apart my bakeware/snack pantry looking for this, all the while telling husband I couldn't find the banana pudding bowl.

He looked at me like I was insane! I guess it is weird! I also have a brownie bowl, a potato salad bowl, a summer salad/pea salad bowl. I could go on but, it sounds too weird now that I am typing it.

Guess I am weird!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Starbucks Doesn't Have Whipped Cream????

We went to Target after church on Sunday. While checking out I saw they had a Starbucks in the front of the store. "Great" I thought to myself. "Maybe they will have a travel cup to replace the broken one from Mother's Day. After all, I have a very nice lid that needs a bottom!"

I was thrilled to find the travel cup! They only had two, so I felt fortunate.

On a whim I decided to order something that my daughter's have bought before and I thought was delicious! A Caramel
Frappuccino. (I was only given a small taste in the beginning and what ever they couldn't finish. Can you tell I made them spend their own money on it?) I am way too cheap to spend that much money on a coffee drink - I save all that money to spend on fabric!

Anyhow, I am on a strict caffeine regimen and I was late with my noon coffee, so I ordered one with my travel mug. (to avoid a caffeine headache) I paid and the girl set about making my Caramel Frappuccino. She gets the drink assembled and puts it on the blender. She pulls down a cup and then tells me that they are out of whipped cream, would I still like caramel drizzled on top?

WHAT?? Out of whipped cream? That makes the whole drink for me! Remember, I am used to drinking the last of my daughters' drinks where all the whipped cream has sunk to the bottom. (Truly delicious!)

"Ummm, I really don't think I want it anymore. I wish you had told me that when I ordered"

"I forgot"

"Can I get a refund?"

After much fiddling with the register and nasty looks, I put my $5.00 back into my wallet. She slammed the drink into the sink as loud as she could as I left.

Sorry Starbucks! I really wanted that drink, but I need the whipped cream! I would think that would be a staple item in the Starbucks kitchen! I am surprised they didn't have someone run to Kroger when they were running low!

It's probably a good thing, I could get addicted to those things! Instead I went home and made a pot of coffee.

Now I have to go fabric shopping!

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Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day In Pictures

Excuse the dirty table in the middle. It needs washing and painting!


Hope Everyone had a Great Mother's Day!

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

She made an ice cream cone

Remember this?

Well Jessie made this from it.

A strawberry ice cream cone! The other "BLOB" she didn't do anything with. She just had to choose to make something from one of them. I thought it turned out Great!

Jessie had school on Tuesday, but school has been canceled for the rest of the week due to lack of water pressure and water! Davidson County Tennessee is down to one water treatment plant and everyone needs to conserve! Hopefully the flooding will recede this weekend and they will be able to get the other water treatment plant up and running!

This has been so devastating to so many people without Flood Insurance. I can't imagine what these people are going through! I pray that God keeps them strong and
healthy to continue with the clean up! A long time employee at Jessie's school was rescued from the roof of her home! (I have known her for over 20 years) Somehow we need to help her! I am sure there will be some type of fund raiser for her soon, she did not have flood insurance!

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Sunday, May 2, 2010

This, That and The Other........

I have been super busy since tax season ended!!! Volleyball running around for Jessie (it's finally over!), trying to regain some strength after tax season and get my house in shape so I am not embarrassed when someone comes over! I feel like I am running one long, long marathon! And I really really really hate to run!!

I added some straps to my niece's prom dress and made a little bolero jacket for her to wear with it! The straps really made the dress! I wish I had a picture to show you! I finished the jacket at about 2:00 a.m. and they were leaving the next morning for her boyfriend's senior prom in Missouri. Talk about running it down to the wire!!!

In the middle of everything Jessie made her confirmation. Here is a picture of her with her sponsor, Chase.

and one of her and her friend Bridgette.

I bought some saddle shoes from Payless shoes online store. Actually, I was forced to! There was a coupon on the back of my Kroger grocery receipt! I am preparing for my sister and brother-in-laws annual Riverunion (an extended weekend during 4th of July weekend) and we will have a 50's party on one night. Last year it was a pirate themed party!

(These shoes run small so you need to order a size larger than you normally wear)

But they are Soooo comfy! I decided that they would look great with jeans and I could get more use out of them than just one party!
So I have been wearing the heck out of them!

Even Max likes them! Seriously though, I have been stopped a lot by people loving my shoes and thinking they look terrific! I will have to get onto that poodle skirt soon!

What is this????

Jessie said this was from a Science experiment they did and now her teacher wants then to decorate them or make something out of them! (I guess they are trying to teach them to think out of the box and to learn to recycle.) I can't wait to see what she comes up with! In the meantime, I hate them sitting on my kitchen counter! I hope they are due soon!

I am supposed to be at a shower for Son #1 and his fiance today in Chattanooga, but due to flooding and the closing of interstates and roads here in Nashville, I wasn't able to go! (boo hoo) The main road leading to our subdivision was closed just past our entrance due to Sycamore creek flooding! I have been glued to the t.v. all day long! Things look awful! Thank you Lord for keeping us all safe and sound!

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