Friday, November 28, 2008

Before and After's

As promised here are some before/after shots of my new living room and dining room. I'm so stoked to be almost done with these rooms. They have been in progress for over a year, I also found a 9 ft christmas tree that will be going in the chocolate room. It will have a equestrian/fox hunt theme! But this is just one of the at least 7 trees I'm doing this year. I can't wait to show my new firefighter tree too I found the perfect garland for it. As the room's get done I'll post photos and share our new to us home with you. Enjoy this black friday and leftovers.

Monday, November 24, 2008

It's raining and pouring

And I wish I was snoring...well since that won't happen here's the news of the day lol there is none! Hopefully tonight we will finish up our front two rooms. Then tomorrow on my days off I'll be painting our bedroom and kitchen. We are getting vinyl laid on Friday! Then hubby can put the cabinets in PTL! I also ordered my new horse themed ornaments today, and bought a ton of goodies at Hobby Lobby most at 90% They had their fall decor at 90% off so I got some neutral foliage to use as filler in my tree. Plus I found some wild yellow/white fringe trim that I can use as garland on my firefighter tree. As soon as they are up I'll post ton's of pics can't wait to get this going. Ta Ta for now

Friday, November 21, 2008

Checking In

I haven't posted in a few days, due to being off work. I took some time off to work on the house. Basically we are nearing the end of our remodel and I really need to finish stuff up. Yesterday we got the concrete lid poured over our surprise cistern. I am so stoked though since it means we can finish the kitchen~(when you go 4 months without one it's freaky what you will do) I also met with my college adviser. I have to retake my ACT's to try and get one point higher(an 18) on the math. If I do it will put me at the top of the running for RN school. But the scary part is relearning math after almost 9 years out. But if there is a will there will be a way! I'm off today for painting,Twilight tonight and working on the house.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Have to share

HGTV's Share your craft
had to share that's it for tonight though

Somebody Stop Me

Okay after having my head in the sand for what seems like I am hooked on blogging. It seems like I can't quit finding neat blogs! How did I do this before, sheesh it's amazing all the neat things, and now I feel like a rock star with 2 followers~! Anyway that's my geeky moment for the day off to keep on adding more blogs to one's I follow.

Pardon my sillyness but these were cute!

You Are a Chocolate Chip Muffin

You are an interesting set of contradictions.

You are innocent yet bold. Funky yet predictable.

You are a bit dramatic and showy. You love attention.

And you know how to charm people into giving you what you want.

You are very determined and ambitious... but you're also lazy.

Success tends to come easily for you. You often “luck out”.

Your Pilgrim Name Is

Prudence Fletcher

You Are a Cranberry and Popcorn Strung Tree

Christmas is all about showcasing your creative talents.

From cookies to nicely wrapped presents, your unique creations impress everyone.

Monday Musings...

Well it's Monday which is usually my Friday(gotta love law enforcement days off) but I've got CPR rectification tomorrow. Then the rest of the week off!! Yay I might actually get to bring most of my stuff back in my house. I've scheduled to meet with my advisor at college, after 6 years out I'm stoked to be going back. I'm also planning on going to see Twilight when it comes out Friday at midnight with one of my BFF's Ashley!
In other news I tried some great recipes on Sat/Sun that I got from Southern Plate I made her Pumpkin Spice Muffins and Go Bama Steak sandwiches. Both rocked and were quick and simple, I'm looking forward to trying more of her stuff. On another note please cross your heart,cross your fingers, do rain dances or whatever you can think of- so I can get my kitchen back together. It's been 4 months and I'm beyond loopy!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Obsessive hunt for grandmother style dressing and alll things christmas

So I'm at work and (knock on wood) it's a calm day so far. But I have gotten in my head I must find the perfect dressing recipe. You know the one that your grandmother was famous for but no one wrote down? Yup that one. So far I'm finding some possibilities but nothing concrete, I can't remember her using eggs? If anyone has a suggestion for one using cornbread,biscuits, and bread with a lot of sage please let me know.

Then I got on a tangent for Christmas gifts. With the economy how it's going we need to pinch penny's as much as possible.

here are some thrifty holiday websites that would be good to check out Homemade Gift Ideas
101 Gift Ideas and More Gift Ideas and more

I guess I'll make this as this part of my project for the blog how to save money while having a great holiday. As soon as I get some of my trees up I'll also be posting photos of my house.

Friday, November 14, 2008

helpful bloging site

I've been doing some research on blogging and found this site

How to increase traffi

Traffic Rush

How to get search engine traffic

Drive traffic

Cheese Ball/Baked Chicken Salad Recipes

these are favorites in my family I'd love to share

2 8 OZ PKG CREAM CHEESE, softened

6 green onions and tops, chopped fine
dash Worcestershire sauce
dash Accent or seasoned salt
dash garlic powder

Cream the cheese; add 2 and 1/2 pkgs chopped beef, reserve the 1/2 pkg for rolling cheese ball. Add onions and seasonings to taste. Form in a ball and roll in remaining beef.

Baked Chicken Salad
3 TO 4 LB CHICKEN, COOKED, SKINNED AND DICED (I just drop a whole chicken in crock pot, no water or anything else....4 hours on high)










god made dispatchers

god made dispatchers

06/12/07 8:25PM ..... (Wayne from NC)
And God created dispatchers...

The angel walked in and found the Lord walking around in a small circle muttering to himself.

"What are you working on now, Lord?" asked the angel.

"Well, I finished creating a police officer, now I'm working on a dispatcher."

Since the angel could see nothing in the room, he asked God to tell him about it.

"It's somewhat like the police officer model. It has five hands; one for answering the phone, two for typing, one for answering the radio and one for grabbing a cup of coffee."

"The arms had to be placed carefully since all the tasks a dispatcher does have to be performed simultaneously."

"The digestive system is a little complicated. It runs on coffee, vending machine food and food that can be delivered."

"I made the skin tempered Duralite covered Teflon. A dispatcher's skin has to be tough enough to withstand darts from cranky officers, jabs from citizens and lack of attention from administration."

"Unlike a police officer, it only needs one pair of eyes. That leaves extra room for all the ears it needs. There are five sets of ears; one for the telephone, one for the main radio, two for the other radios that need to be monitored and the last pair to hear everything else going on around it."

"All the ears fit right into the head which has to also fit a brain capable of; remembering a full set of ten and signal codes, elements of crimes, criminal vs. civil, phonetic alphabet, how to handle every imaginable type of call, what questions to ask for every imaginable type of call, hundreds of voices, the contents of 3 SOP manuals, two teletype manuals, an NCIC code book, the individual quirks of each Lieutenent, Sergeant, officer, Watch Commander and supervisor."

"There also has to be room for it to make a decision, in 10 seconds or less, on the appropriate way to handle a situation and the appropriate units to send, while talking on the telephone, talking on the radio, running driver license checks and helping the citizen at the window."

"The dispatcher must have an abundance of patience. I've made the patience center extra large and added three fuses to handle the overload."

"There are overload switches for emotions. Its heart must not break when it talks to a mother whose child has just died. It has to talk to a rape victim and show empathy, a suicidal person and show calmness and reassurance and an abusive drunk without getting angry. When one of the officers yells for help, it can't panic. There is a soft spot for frightened children, abandoned or hurt animals and little old ladies who are lonely and just need to talk to someone."

The angel looked around and said, "The dispatcher sounds wonderful, Lord. Where is this amazing creation?"

"Well you see," answered the Lord, "dispatchers are invisible unless they make a mistake. Now that I have created one, I can't see the original model to make enough of them to go around."

----Author unknown

Christmas Rules For Dogs

Christmas Rules For Dogs

1. Be especially patient with your humans during this time. They may appear to be more stressed-out than usual and they will appreciate long comforting dog leans.

2. They may come home with large bags of things they call gifts. Do not assume that all the gifts are yours.

3. Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get some special kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake antlers.

4. They may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a prominent place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as this may seem to you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so there are some things you need to know: - Don't pee on the tree - Don't drink water in the container that holds the tree - Mind your tail when you are near the tree - If there are packages under the tree, even ones that smell interesting or that have your name on them, don't rip them open - Don't chew on the cord that runs from the funny-looking hole in the wall to the tree

5. Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come visit during this season. These parties can be lots of fun, but they also call for some discretion on your part: - Not all strangers appreciate kisses and leans - Don't eat off the buffet table - Beg for goodies subtly - Be pleasant, even if unknowing strangers sit on your sofa - Don't drink out of glasses that are left within your reach

6. Likewise, your humans may take you visiting. Here your manners will also be important: - Observe all the rules in 4 for trees that may be in other people's houses. (4a is particularly important) - Respect the territory of other animals that may live in the house - Tolerate children - Turn on your charm big time

7. A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. DON'T BITE HIM!!

questions that have haunted me


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Can you cry under water?

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How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?

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Why do you have to 'put your two cents in'... But it's only a 'penny for your thoughts'? Where's that extra penny going to?

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Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

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Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

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What disease did cured ham actually have?

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How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

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Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' when babies wake up like every two hours?

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If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

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Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV

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Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

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Why do doctors leave the room while you change?They' re going to see you naked anyway.

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Why is 'bra' singular and 'panties' plural?

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Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

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If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?

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Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?

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If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

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Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?They're both dogs!

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If Wile E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

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If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

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If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from morons?

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Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

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Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

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Why do they call it an asteroid when it's outside the hemisphere, but call it a hemorrhoid when it's in your butt?

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Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, he gets mad at you, but when you take him for a car ride, he sticks his head out the window?

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Do you ever wonder why you gave me your e-mail address

Lets get it started

I'm trying to make a new years resolution early, and start really posting and making a blog. I think it will be a great stress reliever and business tool. If anyone has any hints they would like to share they would be much appreciated as I try this again....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

While searching the web for inspiration for the blog I found some great ideas

Where to Find Fall Craft Ideas
The website links I provided are for free fall craft ideas. There are websites that charge but I did not include those.
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Thanksgiving Decorating Without Breaking the Bank
Make your Thanksgiving decorations stand out even on a budget!
View more »Fall Decorations Made Easy
We are want our homes to look beautiful during the holidays. Here are a few tips to make your home look beautiful.
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Easy Thanksgiving Decorating Tips
Use natural elements in your Thanksgiving decorating and you'll save time and money while still impressing your guests and enjoying the vibrant colors and textures of fall.
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Decorating a Kitchen with Thanksgiving Decorations
Thanksgiving is a festive time of the year. Decorating a kitchen with Thanksgiving decorations is relatively simple. Hopefully the ideas given in this article will help you as you decorate your kitchen for Thanksgiving.
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