Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wednesday Chit Chat

Good morning. It has been a few days since I was around my blog, and I have been keeping busy around the farm and the house.
Monday after the weeones went off to school and HB back to work I got busy and cleaned. My poor floors were in dire needs of vacuuming and a good washing. (Oh the joys of having pets in the house when it comes to this time of year with the hair) next it will be mud mixed with God only knows.
Anyhow I managed to get it all done and the mount of laundry as well.
I did however pop in throughout the day and tweeted.
Yesterday I thought I would begin upstairs with a clean up. Ever since we moved down to the ground floor I find myself not taking the time and going up and sweeping and vacuuming as much as I did before. (I guess I am not there to see the dust bunnies floating by)
I also gave Jayne's room a quick clean up and moved around a few things.
I can't wait to start on Jill's new addition in her tiny little room.
Justin just needed a dusting and vacuuming as he keeps everything just so.
I took a little time for myself yesterday and watched a little TV which I never do during the day. Don't get me wrong I put the TV on and listen from other rooms in the house but never sit and watch. I usually put it on Hallmark so I can here Martha. It kinda felt funny to sit and watch TV during the day.
I went to the middle school last evening for a meeting for the grade 5 students who will be entering in the fall. Jayne will be one of them. ( I am so scared and she is so looking forward to it ) my little girl in middle school. Yikes!!!!
What's even worse is that Justin will be entering high school in the Fall. double Yikes!!!!
I will have three children attending three different schools. WOW I am going to be busy.

Jayne and Jill are keeping busy these days scrapbooking and working on their new doll houses. They are awaiting parcels in the mail for items they have saved to buy for their houses. It is so cute to see them working out in the garage with Daddy telling him what they want.
Justin is still busy with the Skidoos. He has fixed up a couple and has been doing a great job. Just like Daddy when it comes to mechanics . He also picked him self up a little work with the farmer over the road,hauling out wood from the woods to his house with the horse. (a little extra pocket money for gas for his skidooing)
HB had a terrible end to his work week last week. He was in a accident and they rolled the other guys jeep. luckily they were ok with only a few little nicks. HB had a sore neck and back and a some minor cuts for the glass, the other guys was the same with a very sore back and had a bad back problem. He is off for the week. But HB went back after his days off. Feeling better. He never stopped all weekend and said that is why he felt better,he says if he keeps going he will be fine. And he was.
Well I am still waiting on my new bedding set. It arrived last Tuesday and when the courier  came to the door, I owed brokerage fees of $160.00 I was in shock and told the driver that there was no way. He gave me the number of the courier  and went on his way with my parcel. Well after talking with someone they figured out that they had made the error at UPS and was going to fix the price. Then there system went down Thursday,Friday and then it was the weekend. I called on Monday morning nothing was done yet, I was getting a little upset. Monday afternoon they called and said they contacted the  courier who delivers here in the town to let them know to hold the parcel for 5 more days so that it won't get sent back, and that they are working on the case and it was their mistake. Well it is now Wednesday morning and I wonder if I will here anything today. I guess I was just not meant to have that bedding set.
Ok enough of me going on. It will get here and we will have a beautiful bedding set soon enough.

Today is going to be a nice day of a high of 2 (No minuses ) maybe Spring is coming.
Well it is that time of morning to go and start breakfast for the weeones.
I hope have not overloaded you all with my post. Take care and have a wonderful day.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Introducing You To Risingtaste

A little while back I received a coupon from this company through a email. I was not to sure on it. But I found out that it is my kind of store.

If you know me and you know my girls then you know that we love our accessories. From necklaces,to bracelets, to hair clips we love it all. We are all about bling.
I have a very bad weakness for presentation.(marketing strategy people love people like me)
But that is besides the point.
I am not a online shopper when it comes to clothing as it is so hard to fit without trying on, as sizes vary so much these days. But however this store carries all the accessories I could ever need at prices that meet my budget. Shipping is a little more but if you order enough then it always makes me feel better. hehe!

So if you shoot on over to their website at  on window shop around I guarantee  if your like us you will have no problem finding something you just need.

Let me know how you make out.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Homemade Wall Mount Clip it up

WOW 2 posts in one day. I was going to wait until tomorrow tomorrow to share this with you, but I was to excited to.
Ever since we started to work on our new craft corner we have been trying to same on space wise as much as we can.
While looking at all those great gadgets out there for scrapbookers I found a wall mount clip it up. I immediately fell in love and new it would be great under my desk area to save space.

Well I checked out the prices on these great things and found they came with a very hefty price tag. So I decided to try and make my own.

I made a video of what I came up with and it seems to be doing a great job.

Please bare with me as I am not use to making videos and for some reason my voice is behind in following the video. But I think you can get a good look at what I mean.

What a Great Teacher Week It Was

I wanted to pop in and finish up my teacher appreciation week with a picture of the beautiful snow sculpture that some parents made last Sunday afternoon for the teachers. It over looks the teachers parking lot and it lasted all week in great shape.

Sometimes my camera won't let my computer turn pics. Sorry about this. But I think you are still able to see it.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Week Continues

The girls and I made one last gift to take into their teachers.
These wonderful junior mints.

Because their Teachers are worth a mint.....

Teachers are the Base to good start in life.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Valentine Splendor

I wanted to share with you the most cutest neat neatest thing Jill received from one of her teachers yesterday.
Her teacher had given her a heart.
The heart was made from melted down crayon that she had melted down herself and molded it into these beautiful hearts.

What a unique yet beautiful gift to have received.

What did you do for Valentines Day? Did you eat candy and chocolates ? Do you have a favorite treat at Valentines day?
We do these gummy, yummy, hearts are our favorite treat.
They come in a big clear plastic tub, and one is never enough.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines Day

Good morning and Happy Valentines Day to all of you. It is a freezing morning here yet again with a -29 degrees to start the day.

Last evening we stayed in and worked on our Valentines for the teachers in the craft corner on my new room. The girls sat on the floor next to the electric fire place in the bedroom and worked on their Valentines.
This new fire place makes the room so cozy.

Jill made me this poster.

The teachers valentines turned out really nice too.
These are Jill's for her teachers
Jayne also made her teacher one as well.

This morning the weeones were up early and I made heart shaped pancakes for breakfast. They got ready for school and wore there Valentines day T shirts.
Jayne looks sad, but she was not. She was so excited to get to school with their Valentines and heart shaped suckers for their classes. Jayne shirt says Happy Valentines day (Old Navy)

Jill has peanut butter and Jelly in love....hehe! (old navy as well) 

They gave their Valentine love to Franny before leaving for school.

Tonight Jill has out her Valentine Mice book for us to read. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Replenishing School Supplies

The girls brought home their Pencil cases over the weekend, as they were complaining of getting low on a few things lie pencils. We went through the cases that were in terrible shape with dried out markers, broken pencil sharpeners are a lack of pencils,and erasers.

but after a trip to my stash in the cupboard from the bargain bin at Staples I was able to make everything new again for a few $$$
(I live the bins at Staples )

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend Scrap

Good morning... It is a very cold windy snowy day out there.  If you are going outdoors around here today better dress warm.

I wanted to blog last night about the girls layouts from their kids scrap. But.... I started at the scrap desk scrapping and time slipped away,and before I knew it,it was time to go to bed. (Oh how time flies by when your crafting)

Like I said the girls went scrapping yesterday and did their "Winter scene" layouts.
They did a great job as usual.

Here is Jillian's Winter fun layout without their pictures put in yet.

Jayne turned out perfect as well. However I don't no why put the pictures would not turn for me. (sorry)

From Feb. 13th till Feb. 17th. is Teacher appreciation week in our area.

This is a big week for the teachers at the girls school. Parents volenteer everyday to make and deliver cupcakes, fruit trays,veggie trays,and little treats.
Every year I like to send little treats in as well.
I decided to start the week off with a nice Thank you card.
Jill's Teachers card is to cute. (Jill picked out the paper)

Jayne's teacher is a guy so it was a little harder to make one for a man teacher, but with the help from Jayne we found some good colors.

Now to just finish up the Teachers Valentines today........

Do you make Valentines? If so I would love for you to share them with me.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Blogging Break

Good Morning. I have not been here for a while and really have missed my daily blog posts. I have used my time wisely though, as I have worked on my home, spent time with my family, and also have filled my doodle books with tons of ideas to bring my blog more to live and to have more readers so that I can expand my world of reading daily blogs as well.
I have not been totally away from the computer world. I have been keeping those of you who follow me on twitter informed as I try and tweet throughout my day on my tablet.
You can find me over at  thefivejays
Gradually I am making some changes to my blog,and I think you will all agree that they will be good ones.

As for the rest of the family. We have been busy. Winter is in full swing here in our little part of the world. Another storm warning for later today into tonight. (leaving the weeones and I to do some Valentine crafting)

Martha Stewart's website is filled with tons of ideas that we are looking to do tonight like this one.
HB went back on his night shifts last night and have 5 nights to get through.

Justin is still loving the snow with driving the skidoo in it,and now working with the farmer down the road cutting up his next years fire wood.

Jayne and Jillian have been keeping busy with there blog as well. They have had a great blogging friend giving them a hand at a few changes as well.

My little interior designers also have been so busy playing with colors for their new Blythe doll houses. They are really doing a super job and be sure to pop over to their blog and see all what's new.

I am awaiting the final touches on my new master bedroom. I have ordered a new bedding set and after a whole lot of disappointing luck was finally able to with much help form the company I am buying from get the set I want and just awaiting its arrival any day now.

The craft corner is starting to take shape, a little here and a little there. I have a few shelves to put up and a few things left to buy to help me. HB needs to fun the plugs for power yet,and I am still undecided on what type of 12x12 paper storage I am going to go with. (They are the most expensive things in the world to buy)

Today is the second Saturday of the Month. So yep you guessed it. The girls are going to kids scrap today.

I will be later tonight with a little update on there layouts that they are doing today. Winter fun!!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Super Busy Friday

Today has been a crazy one.It began 3 nights ago when I last was able to sleep due to a terrible tooth ache. I called my dentist and was only able to get in today at 3:30, Then.... It started off at 3 this morning when we woke to the sound of poor Franny gagging. We got up and she had been sick all over the living and bedroom. We got it all cleaned up and HB got ready for work. I laid back down for a little bit to try to get some rest,and poor Franny was sick on my bed. I got up stripped the bedding and wondered what was going on. She was going to the Vet this morning to get spayed and was not sure if I was going to be able to take her or not. Well mystery solved when I went upstairs to get the weeones up for school. At the top of the stairs was a empty package of cats treats that we had bought for the girls cats yesterday. Franny had eaten the whole bag. I decided to take her to the vet anyways to get her checked and they thought she was alright enough to get spayed. I dropped her off and sadly walked out with the hearing of her cries as I left. What a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach.
I had 2 other appointments in town and then came home. I called at lunch time to see how she was and everything was going fine. They told me I could pick her up at 4 or 5. WHAT!!!! I thought that long. I thought around 2 at the latest. I have to pick the girls up at 3 and take them to my Mother in laws,and run back for 3:30 to the dentist. Will I be out of there before 5? HUMMM!!!!! I sure hope so.
I came to my hair appointment today and was able to relax a little. (Thus my post on my tablet)
To top off things the dentist is not my favorite place to go, as you see I am a bit scared of them. But I need a good nights rest.
Tomorrow the weeones are off and I will spend the day lazing around the house with them. They want to do some baking.
HB is off all next week. So nice. We hope to get a lot in Jill's new add on bedroom done.
Well I think I will go call the Vet again and find out more info. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Happy Groundhog Day!!!!

Will the groundhog see his shadow, will there be six more weeks of Winter? Chances here in our little part of the world there will be another six more weeks of winter.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Update Of Pictures

Yes I am still here. It has been a little while since I last blogged again. I had found it hard to take the time and sit and blog as there has been so much to do here in our little home.
I have been keeping up with taking pictures of our New master bedroom progress and will show a little of what has been coming together.
 Nice view from my room overlooking the pool. Love the idea of having patio doors in my room.
 New walk in closet with mirrored doors.

Couch that will go up stairs and this little corner is soon to become my new Craft corner.

Over the weekend we moved things around and moved into the new Master room. I ordered a new bedding set. That I am sitting by the door waiting for. It is real country primitive design and is called Kettle grove.
I added the panels I made for the patio door, with a new rod that I got on sale 1/2 price.
I will update with more complete pictures as soon as I get the room finished.
Saturday morning we awoke to our biggest snow fall yet. 28 cms. of new snow. The weeones were so happy they quickly had breakfast,got dressed and headed outdoors.

I watched them through the window and laughed as they had a ball in the new snow.
They were doing great until......

Yep you guessed it UNTIL one got snow in her face by mistake........ the fun ended and they came in to warm up with a cup of hot cocoa.

Sunday we took a drive to the next town to pick up a wood stove for our living room. I loved the small glass door one we had but it just was not big enough to heat the area we needed to. We went with the same stove we had on the other side of the house.
The girls and HB and I went for the drive with the truck as Justin was working on his skidoo and wanted to stay home and finish it up.The girls always take along lots to keep them busy.

 They bring loads of friends along for the ride.

There is always snacks.

And there is always giggles.

Even Franny came along
But also mother like Daughters. I too seen to always have a bag packed and ready to take along on those little day trips.
There you have. Our adventures for the last week. As soon as my new set comes in I will take you on the full tour of my new room.