Sunday, September 27, 2009

Still standing!

I am still alive and standing! I have 7 days of work behind me. Boy, PreK is another world, let me tell you!!!! And I really,really,really miss being at home. :(
Ben is going to step in as guest blogger and post tomorrow afternoon about how it is being the stay-at-home dad. :) Stay tuned,friends!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Okay students

Raise your hand if you feel like this:

Seriously that is an exact replica of my face right now.
You may wonder why I disappeared from the blogosphere.
I got a full time job teaching (yes, again). I am teaching PreK for two different schools so I teach AM at one school and PM at another, Sadly, my craft room is feeling deprived. My son is having to deal with mommy no longer being home and daddy being home.
It has been a twisted week. I got hired Wednesday a few hours after interviewing, and was teaching Thursday morning. Insanity! LOL Not only that we got a phone call Wednesday night saying, "Hey, Harrison has soccer practice tomorrow night and we need you to coach." So my husband is the coach now. Chaos! On top of that, teacher has caught a nasty cold. I guess I have no defense against the classroom cooties since I have not taught in 4 years. Oh, and guess what else happened? Teacher got a flat tire today. And it has been raining all week and the kids have not had recess. Madness!!!
So now you know why I look like a loon. I am going to spend some time this week working in my 2 yes 2 different classrooms so my blog may grow a little weeds but I promise you wildflowers soon. Still thinking of my bloggy friends and readers.
P.S. A new giveaway I found out about. This one is for nursing moms:

And I found out All American Direct is having a good sale on lots of stuff like Toshiba and Mistubishi LCD HDtvs. Just go to
Save an additional 10% with the promo code--
the promo code is "SAVE10" and it is good until Sunday, the 20th.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The post that almost wasn't!

We have been dealing with storms here lately and unfortunately, my electricity has been a flashin' so that is why I named this post appropriately: the post that almost wasn't!
I haven't been up to my usual blog stalking but I did manage to visit my friends at Roots and Wings. They made an adorable garland using a free template from Paper Crave.
Now, I am not much of a seamstress. And I have a short attention span. So it took me three days to make my Halloween garland but here it is:
The template looks something like this (but without the paint)
Harrison wanted to feel a part of the project so I let him paint the patterns. :)
He also made his own Halloween decorations with me:
I love the pumpkin's unibrow!
We ran errands all day yesterday. I really hate it when we are stuck in the car all day but sometimes it happens. We were looking for Halloween decorations, some vintage cowboy shirts, vintage boots, and a new wallet for Ben. I know-an odd mix of things to look for! lol
We started out at the Rink. Our favorite antique store. There is a whole section of cowpoke stuff. We do live in Oklahoma so I guess that kind of stuff is easy to come by.
I scored some amazing vintage Wrangler shirts for Harrison. He put a Little Pony in the cart (for mommy, he said).
So it started clouding up. We stopped at Target and Party Galaxy. I feel like a real Target zombie. I step in that store, gush over the cuteness and new stuff, and totally forget what is on my list. Then I fill my shopping cart with future's a fun game!
(cowboy statue)
End up near the stockyards. Old part of Oklahoma City. Real cowboys abound.
See? There is even a skull arch over the cobbled and bricked streets.
Photobucket We head back home just as it starts pouring outside. It floods a little. The electricity goes in and out. Typical Oklahoma weather. I am still on the hunt for cowboy boots for boy's size 12!
Let's think about something positive...
I think we could use some Flickr inspiration today...
1. ~ DROPS ~, 2. "Our Colors", 3. can you see what i see?, 4. Bom dia* 6f /Good morning*Friday, 5. sweet little things of sweet little child., 6. glow, 7. John come home, 8. Cool Camper, 9. Crossroad, 10. To Smell, 11. My 'Happy Meal' Version...

I was tagged recently by my friend A Little Bit of Scrap. I love going to her blog for knitty inspiration and I love her honesty.
So here are the Rules:
1. Put the logo on your blog
2. Write 5 things you are passionate about apart from blogging
3. Tag 5 people on your list and let them know you tagged them

Five Things I Am Passionate About:
1. My family. My son, husband,brother and parents.
2. Scrapbooking. I am a true paper nerd.
3. Candles. I hoard scents.
4. Books. I read daily. Usually before bed but I am always reading something. I would often beg my parents to take me to the library when I was little. I am so glad they always encouraged my literacy efforts!
5.My pets. Keely got a princess hat the other day. :) I love snuggling with my menagerie of pets.

So who am I tagging?
YOU! Anyone who feels like playing along.
Happy Weekend!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Fall is on its way...

I don't care if it is only September. I am in total pumpkin carving mood today. I loved loved loved last year's Halloween mascot, Domo, at Target. Sharing the vid...
:) tina

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Winner winner chicken dinner!

I don't want to know why when I woke up this morning my dog had one of my socks on his head...
I won some really cute bows from Sarah Viera aka
With Cherries on Top. She had a giveaway on her blog and I was so happy when my name was picked. I was even happier when I opened the package and saw how very pretty and well-made the bows were. Love!
Thank you Sarah!

I have started reading the Charlaine Harris novels that the tv show True Blood is based on. I have found it is so much easier for me to get sleep now that I make an effort to read before bed.
I am halfway through novel 1. :)
So today I thought I would share a few blog links to other blogs I love to read...remember there are more on my sidebars as well. Click on names to go there.
Urban Craft

Blogging Moms Anonymous (love the honesty)


The Courteous Chihuahua

Angela's Adventures and Minor Mishaps

Dollar Store Crafts

The Girl's Loft

Roots and Wings, Co.

Scrappin' Madge

Girls Wear Blue,too!

Thrifty Decor Chick

Kaiya's Laughter Heals

There are so many more,too--just so many great blogs out there!
P.S. In case you are wondering what our hot dog cookies ended up looking like:
They look a little scary (hey,it's hard to make a hot dog shape!), but they tasted great.