Friday, July 31, 2009

Our Furbabies

Check out Dogs On Thursday to see everyone elses dogs, it's supposed to be on Thursday, I am a day late, oh well :-)
Thought I would show you all some pictures of our dogs. We are both huge animal lovers. If we could we would have more!!! Onto the doggies...

This is Mika. She is my 3lb Chihuahua. I got her from someone I worked with who rescued her. Her previous owners abused her and poked her with their drug needles. She was a mess when I got her. I have had her for a little over 2 years now. She has gone through a lot for being 5-6 years old. She has it good now. I would never let anything happen to her anymore!!

She is a happy lil dog now!

This is Sammy. We got her when she was about 5 months old. She is a very sweet dog. She is a Border Collie/Terrier mix. She likes long walks on the sidewalk, tennis balls, haha just kidding, but she does like that. We also have her sister Shooter.

This is Shooter, Shiloh & Sammy. Shooter is the one on the left and is Sammy's sister. Shiloh is the youngest of them all. She will be 1 in September The other 2 are a little over 2.

Shooter thinks she is Shiloh's mom. They all play together but Shooter and Shiloh are always together. They look like they could maybe be from the same litter but they are not. Shiloh is a St. Bernard/ Border Collie Mix and from a complete different set of dogs. It's funny, everyone that sees them thinks they are all sisters.

Shooter in our hotel room in Texas. We stayed at the Big Texan with all 4 of them! Her ears are always flipped up.

Sweet little Shiloh. She is definitely the baby of the bunch. She gets scared by loud noises. When the landscapers come the other ones sit by the window and watch them but she comes running up to Josh or I and puts her head in our laps. Sammy is not supposed to be on the couch, non of the dogs are except for Mika, but obviously she got away with it here :-)
Well there ya go, ya got to meet our dogs. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. I am sure there will be more down the line. Til' next time...
P.S. Dogs are miracles with paws.

Positive Day

Today is Positive Day in blog world which is being hosted here. Please go check it out!
I have tried to be a lot more positive lately.It just seems like everywhere you turn there is some form of negativity and I am tired of having it in my life. I choose to not get mad or frustrated at things I have NO control over, and for me that was a big thing. Of course there are a lot of things I could complain about but why? Why let myself get down when I have the CHOICE to be happy?
I am so thankful for all of the people in my life. Each person brings a different thing to the table. Josh, my boyfriend, is an amazing guy. You really don't find many guys like him around. I am POSITIVE that I will work better towards being all that I can be for him. I think he only deserves the best, as do I.
My family is pretty amazing too. In the end I know they will always be there for me. As they have all proven time and time again with me. I am truly blessed to have them as mine!
I hope everyone will choose to make today a positive day, even if it may be hard. Take the extra time to thank someone or let those loved ones know just how much they mean to you. Don't forget to stop by here to read what everyone else is positive about! Till next time.....
P.S. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world
P.P.S. I am positive you will also go here to participate in my giveaway. It's little but it's my first one & I am excited about it!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Grandmas Afghan

I am participating in a heirloom party hosted by Marie here. Thanks Marie for hosting this fun party!

This afghan is not exactly a heirloom but I hope for it to be someday. My grandmother made it for me when I was around 12. I love it. I hope to always keep it in my family and pass it down to my kids and then my grand kids and so on. I was going to edited these pictures so you would only see the afghan but I decided to keep it real, ha!

Please just ignore the bag of dog food you see. Pretend it's not even there. Thanks :-)

This last picture is just to kind of give you a idea of the size of it. It is actually quite big. It has held up through many washings. It's great.
There is another thing I would like to become a heirloom but I do not have a picture of it. It is a necklace charm I got when I turned 16 that says, "Sweet 16". My mom & Dad got it for me and I saved it so I could give it to my daughter, if I have one, if not I can always give it to a niece or some young girl in the family.
I do have a few pieces of jewelry from my great grandma who passed away recently but I don't have any pictures of those either. I have all that stuff packed away in a little box because I don't want anything to happen to it.
Well that's all I got for now. So don't forget to go here to see what everyone else has! Till next time...
P.S. Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thrifty Thursday, On Wednesday night

I told Josh I was going to Savers to look around and I would be back home in just a little bit. Well, 2 hours later I got home. He just does not understand how sometimes ya gotta really dig for stuff. I would walk by things at least 2 times and not see something I saw before.

I got the wooden box/basket/whatever for $1. I am going to spray paint it brown and put some rolled up towels in it & put it in the master bath, I think, could change. I love the brown bowl. It is very plain and simple but I love it. It is made of wood and has no scratches or anything on it. Got it for $1. Josh gets me roses a lot so I just took some dried up ones and put them in it and I actually have a white candle that I put in the center of the bowl. I got that quite awhile ago, but it's still very thrifty!
The mugs were 50 cents each. I love them, very much actually. The ladybug candle was $1 and it smells yummy! to me it is a very summer time candle. I have it in my kitchen and it does not match one thing in there but it's still cute. The set of Christmas candles were free. Can't get much better then that.

The 2 pictures on the wall are kind of hard to see but they were only $1 each and they go with the theme of my kitchen. I am not really even sure what the theme in my kitchen is though, oh well! Actually they candles you can kind of see in the picture were all free. Josh's mom gave them to me. I like her lots! This picture is from right by the sink. There's lots more stuff there but I will show ya that later.
Come see all the other treasures at Thrifty Thursday. Everyone finds such good things!!!!!! Till next time....
.P.S. The best proof of love is trust.
Don't forget about my giveaway!

Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Little Giveaway!

I know it's kinda early to be doing a give away, since I just started my blog & all, but in honor of my birthday next week I want to give away a few goodies. There may only be a very few people that read my blog and that's fine, better odds of winning.
The candle is Clean Linen by Glade, it smells so..well clean! You can paint the believe sign however you choose to. The picture I believe is 8"x10", it's made of some kind of something, ha that helps doesn't it? Basically its not just the print, it is on some kind of board. The thing to put candles out, no idea what it's called, has never been used.
The title does say LITTLE giveaway and I know it's not much but it is something, and hey it's free!
How to be entered for a chance to win:
-Link my blog to yours and leave me a comment letting me know you did so
-Follow me and leave a comment
On my birthday, next Tuesday the 4Th, I will use to pick the winner. "Entries" to win must be submitted by 10pm MST on Monday August 3rd. Good Luck & thanks for checkin' out my blog! Oh and there might be a few extra goodies added into the mix.
P.S. It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.

Thrift Store Makeovers

I finally got around to working on some projects last night. It was fun and now I only have a few more unfinished things to work on. I really like making over things with spray paint. It completely changes the item, and uh I kinda like the smell of spray paint, is that bad? Oh well onto the makeovers...

The mirror was a ugly brown color so with some white I think its pretty cute. The flower was a silver color and can be seen in its original 'beauty' here. I plan on putting something in the picture part of the flower just not sure what yet.
This wood sign was pretty scratched up and well it was just ugly so chalkboard spray paint it got. I like it. I used the plate stand, or whatever it is, from this post. I got a bunch of different colored chalk so I figured I could write some cute little thing for each season, holiday etc.

Here is the before pic of the shelves.........

Here is the after. I think I am pretty happy with how they turned out. I did not realize the paint was a glossy finish until after it was done, duh, but I think I like it still. The color is exactly what I wanted them to be.
I had fun doing all of these things. It has just gotten me more excited about upcoming projects. I am a spray paint addict now and I am loving every minute of it!! Till Next Time......
Go check out Metamorphosis Monday and see all the fun things people have ' metamorphed'
P.S. Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fun Finds

I did not actually purchase these things this week, I got them about 2 weeks ago I just never posted about it. Again sorry about the horrible quality of the pictures. I should get the new usb cord for my camera any day now. Until then just gotta deal with crappy cell phone pictures. Onto the goodies....

The little snowman candy dish was orig. $2.99 but I got it for 99 cents at Savers since it was a "blue tag" day. I think it is very cute and will probably put some Christmas colored candy in it. I got the little silver plate thingy? for 99 cents as well and cleaned it up and used spray paint chalk on it. It was actually my first spray paint chalk project. Did not turn out too horrible. I got the wood with 3 hooks for $1. I am going to use chalkboard spray paint on that too. Probably use it for dog leashes since we have about 5738579237 dogs, give or take a few.
These 2 things I did not spend a dime on, so to me that is pretty thrifty. Josh's mom gave them to me! They are from Candlelite and I have seen them on Ebay for around $50. People that are into the Candlelite stuff tell me they are pretty expensive pieces. I love them and when she gave them to me I was so happy. To me it does not get much better then that! So for a total of $2.98 I made out! Till next time....
Be sure to stop over at Rhoda's to see everyone Else's Thrifty Treasures
Take a look here too 2nd Time Around Tuesday
And while your at it look at Trash To Treasure
P.S. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.

Family Time

This weekend was a lot of fun. My Mom, Dad & 2 of my sisters spent some time with us on their way home from Arkansas. We hung out, talked & just had a good time. It's always nice to see them. I can't wait until the next time we all get to get together. They left early this morning and when I awoke to a empty quiet house I was kinda sad. I always get sad when I have to leave them or vice versa.

Today I decided that it would just be a relaxing day. I am going to work on some projects and look for some fabric to buy for Christmas presents I will be making this year. It's never too early to start ya know! I have a pretty good idea of what I will be making for people in our families.

I was going to go to Savers today since today is blue tag day. Which means everything that has a blue tag on it is only 99 cents today, but I think I am just not up to it today. I can always catch that sale next Monday. I can't believe I am going to be 24 next week. My gosh this year has gone by too fast. This year has had a lot of ups and downs, more on that later, but it has made me so thankful for what I have.

This turned into a pretty random post. Oh well, I am just like that sometimes. I think I might post some pictures later on, maybe maybe not. I had homemade salsa, crackers & diet Lipton tea for lunch, hows that for random? It was yummy. Tonight we are having pasta with a spaghetti type sauce(homemade) and sausage in it. It's cooking right now as a matter of fact. I am just rambling on so I think it's time to end this lovely little post. Till next time....

P.S. Other things may change us, But we start and end with Family.

Friday, July 24, 2009

White Roses

Josh brought these home for me today. I love them!! They are actually white roses, my cell phone camera makes them look yellow. He is so sweet. Someday I am going to write a post on just him. It will be a very looong post.
My family is coming over tomorrow. I am excited. Josh is going to pick them up from the airport tomorrow night and then we will hang out by the pool and whatnot on Sunday. On Sunday we are going to go over to my grandmas house for a bbq and then my Mom, Dad & sisters will drive back to Cali early Monday morning I think. Should be a fun time.
I kind of have a lot to do today around the house but it should not take too long. We have to clean the pool, which will take up a lot of time because it's so dirty. There have been storms all this week so a ton of dirt has been blown into it, among all the other things. I might work on some projects tonight, who knows. The cookies I made yesterday were a MAJOR hit with Josh. In total he probably ate 15 of them. Yup he is a pig. They were the softest cookies I have ever made. This morning when he ate one he said they were still super soft. I think I found my new favorite recipe! Well I am off to dilly dally around the house. Till' next time....
P.S. Let go of what is gone and hold on to what you have.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Adventures In BlogLand

Today I have been messing around with my blog quite a bit. Trying to get it to look just how I want it and adding a few things here and there. I am not quite sure what I did but I somehow managed to completely change the whole layout of my blog and it messed all the colors up and a bunch more stuff. I could not figure out how to fix it. I read around on some different sites for tips and whatnot but none of them helped. I finally just figured it out myself, after a loooong time.

I am having a lot of fun with this. I have added a few things to the sidebar. I especially love the little music player. I still have a few things I want to figure out, like how to link the header of my blog to the homepage and how to post links in a actual post. I suppose all that info will come later, I hope, maybe?

I have not really got much of anything done around the house today. I have dinner cooking in the crock pot right now, it's a pork loin with a pork rub on it, a little bit of Worcestershire ( I still don't know how to say that word correctly) sauce and some onion soup mix. It is actually very yummy. I plan on making some chocolate chip cookies later on. It is too hot to turn the oven on right now. So all in all today has not really been that much of a productive day, but that's okay with me. I will get stuff done later. Hope the 3 people that read my blog had a good day. Till' next time....

P.S. Sometimes certain things fall apart in order for other things to fall into place

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thrifty Finds

So today I decided to go to Savers ( one of our local thrift shops) and look around to see if I could find any goodies for the house. Lemme tell ya, thrift stores are nuts. There is so much crap there but if you take the time to look you will most likely find some pretty good things. I just recently got into thrift shopping. I love it! You can get some pretty decent things for way cheap. On the other hand they have some of the weirdest stuff there. Today I saw a brown blob thing. I have no idea what it was, but I do know what it reminded me of, and it was priced at $5.99. I could go to my backyard and get several of them brown blob things for free. I can certainly see why it was in a thrift store...

I spent $20.12 and got quite a few things for the house. I took pictures of it all and went to hook the camera up to the computer & I realized I did not have the usb cable. A few weeks ago I sold a camera on Ebay, and yup you guessed it, sent the wrong cable. Yeah I was pretty happy about it, made my day actually. I just ended up taking some pictures with my cell phone. So here ya go, pictures of what I got today.

The plate stand? is going to be used for a project that I am working on, will post about it later. The little chair, well I have not one clue what I am going to do with it, but it was only $1.00 and it's really cute. I am going to spray paint the flower white and will either put a cute picture in the middle or just put some chalk spray paint on it, not sure yet.

The big basket is for all of our dog toys, bones etc. They have so many and I hate how they are just all over the house. I think I am going to paint this basket some kind of a brown color, possibly some green color. Our house is mostly earth tone colors. The smaller glass jar I plan on putting q-tips or something like that in it to go in the master bathroom. The larger glass jar is going to get a little rectangle section on it painted with spray paint chalk. I am not sure what I am putting in this one yet but I will figure it out sooner or later, probably later. The bag of wreaths I am not exactly sure what I am going to do with them yet. I will probably decorate each one for each major holiday and display it around the house at the right time, as opposed to the wrong time?

These shelves I plan on spray painting a dark brown and putting them on one of my walls that is a lighter brown color. They are in pretty good shape with no scratches or anything. I am happy with them and we have basically no shelves on any of our walls so it works.
All in all today was a pretty good day. Got a few things for the house and a few new projects to work on. Savers is having a "sale" on Saturday so I will probably go back then to see what I can find, if anything at all. Well that's all I gotta say for now...
P.S. Remember, Love always wins!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gotta Start Somewhere....

After reading ( lurking, stalking, etc..) many other blogs I finally decided to make my own. I have been so inspired lately by all the other blogs I check on a daily basis. I have no idea what this blog will be about or if anyone will even read it, but that's okay, I wanna do it anyways. I really have no idea how any of this works but I suppose it can't be too hard to figure out. I am going to have fun with it. I have a lot of free time on my hands right now so it should be updated quite often. So here's to my new adventure in blog land. I am sure it will be a fun one!!