Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A Valentine Fail (Sort of)

Saturday morning I was up early setting the table to show my family a little Valentine love.
The hearts scattered on the table were scripture about love. They were part of the craft for sunday school. 
Megan filled a cute faux milk jar with these cute M&M's for me.
Here is is where the fail (sort of) comes in .  I made these muffins. As you can tell they look nothing like the muffins I originally made. I still can't figure out what I did wrong. The hope was that they would taste better then they looked. Nope. Chuck, bless his heart, said they aren't that bad. Yeah right! I had to choke down my bite. Chuck saved the day by pulling out the waffle maker and getting busy. In the end all was well. :)
Megan received an apron that I had gotten for free with a gift card that I received in the mail and then we put money in her bag. Can you tell she was excited!?  
She is a frugal girl and had just used the last of an Amaz*n gift card she received for her birthday. (Back in July) She had been asking how she could add more to her account (really our account) so at the last minute we decided to do this for her. I am so glad we did as her reaction was great!

It is nice to take the time to make my family feel a little extra love. My hope is that they feel the love I have for them everyday. 

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!

Monday, February 09, 2015

Joy in the Ordinary

Look around, really look around and you will find joy... joy in the everyday... joy in the ordinary things.

Even though we haven't had much snow there are still those dreary days of winter. I picked up a bouquet of sunshine while at Aldi. Amazing how this little bit of summer can lift my spirits.
It feels like forever since I have been to my little home on the web. I started a new inhaler last week for my bronchitis and it has helped tremendously. I still have a cough, but it is better. My energy level is returning. Thank goodness!
We were invited to a homeschool skating party. Megan hit the rink with no problem. I even completed a lap or two. Wow! it has been a long time since I have been on skates!
We are trying hard to eat better.
The Game of Life was a Christmas gift for Megan. It is a fun game!
As always I am looking for ways to save on groceries.
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A Little Organizing

I have lost a little steam with my projects as I am battling bronchitis. I am still working just a little slower. This week I finished painting the inside of another cabinet. Since everything was out it was time to do some organizing. I finally got all of my spices in their new containers. 
Oh! What a difference these make! 
Things were literally falling off of this shelf. (Sorry I forgot the before picture.) I didn't get rid of anything and am amazed at the amount of space in there. I keep going back to take a peek! :)
Putting all of the pudding and gelatin in a container made a huge difference. Before they were all stacked and I can't tell you how many times they were knocked over. 
The top shelf stayed the same. The jars were wiped down and filled up. 
I am delighted with how this turned out. It just might be my one of my favorite organizing projects!

May your day be filled with joy and contentment!