I feel busy most of the time, I have a great love for my family and friends. I enjoy a good time. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I haven't traveled internationally, well I have been to Canada and Mexico. Lived in Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Penna., Ohio, & Alaska.
I am extremely Bossy, comes from being the oldest of 6.
I am not married, I have no children of my own. I spend my day everyday at home with about 6 children 4 and under and my Mutt Rocky, and Cat Annie.
Life is Good.
On Sunday evening I was taking my little 2 year old niece for a ride in my van. She loves to go riding around town and checking out all the sites. She likes to see our towns Water Tower. I always enjoy spending time with her and this is great fun for us both. We were cruising around town looking at Halloween decorations and then she saw the Water tower so we went to check it out. Its a great Water Tower.... Well good thing I like looking at that Water Tower because right across the street is my new house!!! That's right while looking at the water tower on Sunday evening I found this adorable little house across the street.
Its a relatively new home. 2 years old, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen, laundry room. I love that it has a 2 car garage. It has a nice yard. its just a nice little house. I can start moving in today. We are painting hopefully starting tomorrow.
I am hoping to start moving by the end of the week or the first of next week. Luckily my family has jumped right in and offered lots of help. My friends have also offered help and the night that I found the house I really wanted to look at it. I received the keys that night.. it was dark, there is no electric in the house. So luckily one of "My Boys" grabbed some flashlights and went with me to check out the house in the dark. Then he is so nice that he stayed at the house and I went and sat with my little niece who was sleeping and my sister ran over and checked out the house in the dark. Can't help it.. we like to get things done right away. We are not patient people.
Well if anyone has any spare time I need painters, and movers. Oh and I have to buy a new electric stove and a washer and dryer. That will keep me busy shopping. A lot of changes going on.. I hope that by the first of the year I can be settled and just be ready to live life. Changes are good, but honestly the last 6 months I have had many. Change is good in small doses.. especially when you are as old as I am... Stop by and see us at the new house, we will be painting.
I Love trying new products. I also love winning new products. Recently I added the Purex 3 in 1 complete sheets button to my blog.. and I won. I won a years worth of the Purex 3 in 1 complete sheets. They arrived a couple of days ago. Now I have to say that I have never tried the Purex laundry soaps before. I honestly thought since they were so affordable they couldn't be near as great as some of the ones that cost more. Well I can tell you that the Purex 3 in 1 complete sheets are Great. My 240 sheets arrived and I decided to give them a try. First of all the ease, you just throw the sheet in the washer. Then when placing the clothes in the Dryer just take the sheet with you. They really worked great. I was lucky enough to receive the Spring Oasis Scent of Purex sheets. They smell great. These sheets are such a great idea. No more large bottles of soap to lug home. No more large bottles to fill the Recyling bin, or the landfills for some people who don't recycle.. (What someone doesn't Recycle). If you haven't tried these sheets yet you should. I think you will be very pleasantly surprised how great they work. Thank you to Purex for my 3in1 Complete Sheets. I love them..
Have you ever stopped by Bring The Rain blog.. It is the blog that Angie created to tell her daughter Audrey's story. If you haven't stopped by you should, she is amazing. Their families story is heartbreaking, and beautiful at the same time. Angie has 2 new members of her family.. They were delivered by Lowe's... Thats right Lowe's.. You have to go to her Review and Giveaway Pageand read her funny post about the pure joy of the Lowe's truck being in her driveway. While you are there she is giving away 8 Best Buy Gift Certificates for $200 from Samsung. Be sure to enter.. She has made it super easy!!! So stop by My Review and Giveaway Pagefrom Angie and see what you think of her new family members.
I wanted to thank Susie from Be Strong and Courageous... She is where I found the link for the giveaway.. She has a terrific blog.. Go read it and leave the girl some comment love would you please! Be sure to look at her photos she takes.. They are beautiful.. they are usually of her adorable babies. Enjoy!
I have to admit that I had reservations about reading Twilight. I mean why would I want to read a book about Vampires.. No really Why??? Well one day during the summer one of my Daycare Kiddos brought a copy of Twilight with her. I read the first 25 pages because I wanted to see what all the hype was about... She took it back, All I had read was 25 pages... A friend of mine found out that I had Never read Twilight! She was shocked as she knows that I love to read. She brought me her Twilight books.. A huge Thank You to Jan for letting me borrow her books!! I read the 4 books in 7 days... This is huge These books have a lot of reading in them. Thank goodness my daycare kiddos are excellent nappers. Thank goodness I have learned how to still walk and talk with a small amount of sleep. The books are wonderful. I am not sure which was my favorite, Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, or Breaking Dawn. And now I hear that Stephanie Meyers has book 5 coming out.. How exciting to see what is going on in the life of Bella, Edward, and Jacob. I recommend these books very highly, if you have a life beware they take over... I didn't have to worry about it!!!
Thats Right its Monster Cookie Dough...look at all of those Chocolate Chips, M&M's, Mini Reese Pieces.. Delicious.
Here it is all ready to go into the oven..
I love little M&M's and chocolate chips in every cookie.
Here they are cooling before I send them off to family and friends.. I only baked a few dozen the rest of the dough is in the refrigerator, the freezer, and I took some to my Sister.
Ihad my sister send me her Monster Cookie recipe because I haven't made them in years. Why should I she always does and there is always plenty. Well she gave me the recipe with a sweet little note on the end how she always doubles it... Ok... I will do that too... Here is my words of wisdom for today.. First if you are a great cook doesn't mean you will be a good Baker.. Too much darn measuring.. I don't like baking. Second.. Don't double a Monster Cookie Recipe unless you have a Really BIG bowl... I doubled it... I didn't have a big bowl. At one time I had that pile of dough in 4 bowls... then I remembered the POT.. the Family Spaghetti Pot.. It worked perfectly for a mixing bowl for a double batch of monster cookies. Ok.. just so you have a rough idea whats in a double batch.. 4 cups of sugar 20 cups of Oats.. thats right 20... 12 eggs.. yes a whole entire dozen Whole bag of M&M's and lots of other great stuff.. they are great... If you want the recipe let me know I will email it to you. Your kiddos will love the Monster Cookies perfect for a fall treat.
What a great day we had today. My youngest sister visits the Prarie Peddler Craft Show each year. She always comes home with the best goodies. This year she invited myself, my aunt, and my other 2 sisters to go along. Unfortunately only one of my sisters was able to go... The other one missed out. Maybe next year. It was a wonderful Craft show in the woods. They have little shops built and each one had a different crafter. Wonderful things. So much fun. Here are a few of our purchases.
I purchased these
"Redneck Cell Phones"
for a couple of friends who are having their birthdays tomorrow.
They are just fun!
My Aunt bought this adorable Santa
to put on her porch this holiday season.
Here's another shot of Santa.
The tree has lights on it. So cute
My Aunt also purchased this adorable Scarecrow. This will be on her porch this fall. Super cute, Says on his hat "If Only I had a Brain"