Monday, February 18, 2008

Backsplash Tile!!

I have spent hours looking over internet sites for the glass tiles I would like to make the back splash with. There are so many beautiful choices out there and part of me wonders if I really want tile or the glass tile. You have to remember, I will be laying this myself, so I do have to find something that I not only love, but am able to work with. I love the look of tile on the back walls of kitchens. In fact, when we lived in Arizona, I actually masked and painted the walls so it looked like it had tile. It was gorgeous! This time, I would like to put my tile saw to work, and actually hang real tile. That's most of the fun of the redo!!


I am starting the redo on the kitchen. Nothing major, just taking down the old wallpaper, painting and putting up the little glass tile back splash. There isn't a ton of stuff to get done, but getting started is taking me awhile. I wish there was some sort of performance management software I could plug in to keep me up to date and motivated. My hope is to have the whole thing done by the time we have a party here the end of March. Wish me luck!!

Life, Life, Life!!

I have been working hard recently to get some things up and running in my life. The one that still lags behind, exercise. Being a mom of four kids, there just doesn't seem like there is enough time in the day to get it all in. I am still looking for healthy ways to lose weight, and wouldn't mind finding diet pills that don't make me shaky. I'm assuming as the Barrett finally starts to get older, I will be able to fit my life into my life a little more often. However, I've also thought of going back to school to become a teacher. That way when the kids are all in school, I work their hours, at least as a substitute, so a calm quiet life just doesn't seem to be coming all that soon!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Little "LOVE" Survey!!

Kind of fun to think about. This survey juxtapositions some things that you think are important, and some that really are. If you take it--let me know what was important to you!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Nothing Is Sure But Death & Taxes!!

It is that time! We should be getting our return tomorrow--and that is always a happy time of the year for me! This year we finally had a salary to use to pay taxes which meant again that we are qualified for the 'welfare rebate' for the Child Tax Credit! I know, it's an awesome thing, but to be honest getting money back that you didn't pay--is welfare. So enjoy it!!

We had our house this year to deduct but it would have been nice to have a few other high ticket items like a car donation. It wouldn't have given us much more back, but it would have been nice to be able to help a cause like Car Angel.They are a non-profit company that uses these donations to make videos for kids and teens. They have given away over 2.4 million videos. Now that is making a difference!

Through Rain, Snow, Sleet & Migraine!!

I just drove 1.5 hours to the nearest Krispy Kreme to get my son his birthday treat for his class. Now I will say, there is nothing better in the world than a hot, creamy Krispy Kreme donut--but even though they were hot when when we picked them up--nothing is going to stay warm during a 45 minute drive home--and there is NOTHING worse than a cold Krispy Kreme donut!

I got a late start today due to a funky cold and a migraine, but knew that Grayson would be so disappointed if I didn't make it today. So I ended up dropping off his treat 20 minutes before school got out! Bad Mom!! Bad Mom!!

Friday, February 01, 2008


I just found a survey on denim. It asked some fun questions, and honestly-it was kind of cool remembering my "Denim" story!

Take the survey for yourself and see what you come up with!!