Monday, November 30, 2009

5 Days Of Giveaways Is Here!!

Yes you read that right...Countdown to Christmas.. 5, yes five, Days Of Giveaways, Monday Nov. 30th thru Friday Dec. 4th!! Hosted by myself, Shannon and Angie....Now here are the rules for all 5 days and people...IT IS EASY!!
Each day you comment on all 3 blogs...it will be an answer to a question from each hostess....and as you are visiting all 3 blogs you will see what each of us is giving away for the day...and they all go together to 1 person...3 Gifts...5 Days to Win...but YOU MUST COMMENT ON ALL 3 BLOGS TO BE ENTERED EACH DAY! OK??Now for my first day I have:
Bath & Body Works Winter Candy Apple Body Mist for my part of the Giveaway...so answer this question...How do you relieve stress during the holidays????
That's it, answer here and then go comment with Angie and Shannon to be entered in the First Day of our "Countdown To Christmas 5 Days of Giveaways"!!!!
Winners will be announced Monday Dec. 7th.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

TT Featuring A Challenge!

Thanksgiving = Food, literally. For most of us we will be enjoying lots of family traditional foods, eating until we are the stuffed ones! We are blessed...and what a huge blessing on this Thankful Thursday. And thank you Sonya over at Truth 4 The Journey for hosting each week.

But, and I mean big BUT, a recent report from the USDA states 16 percent of American households are "food insecure"... an increase of 13 million people over the previous year. How is it possible that over
49 million people across this country face hunger??? 49 Million!

So on this day of Thanksgiving, let's work together to help these people who do not have the resources to be "stuffed" today. Here are 2 ways to help, and I'm sure you can come up with more, be resourceful:

•Donate to Feeding America. For every $1 donation, Feeding America helps provide 7 meals to men, women and children who are facing hunger in the U.S.

•Support your local food bank. Food pantry shelves all over this country are running low.

I am holding a "Comments For Cans"!! For every comment left on this post through Sunday night, I will donate one canned good item to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

Angie and Shannon are also participating in this endeavor this weekend with me, in fact it was Shannon who invited me to join them. We challenge you to do the same. Write your own "Comments for Cans" post on your blog and donate to your local food bank.

What a difference we can make together, leave your own imprint on your community! Be extra Thankful Today!

Sooooo, Ready, Set, Comment!!

Specials By The SHE Team!

Do some of your shopping this year with Etsy. Join me and my fellow SHE Etsians with fabulous specials. Check out the SHE blog and see what we have to offer, then visit our stores! Many of us are offering sales from Black Friday thru Cyber Monday....and I have my new Button Ornaments up in my store!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Let's Give Thanks Swap...Partner!

I joined in the "Let's Give Thanks" swap that my friend Angie hosted. This one was GREAT! We were to send 6 items for the word THANKS. My swap partner was Tonya over at The Riggs Family Diary and Lucky Girl Blog Design, let me tell ya, I got a bundle of awesome stuff! Let's take a look:


Dark Chocolate M&m's, HUGE cup of coffee (YES, YES), Pumpkin Roll Candle that I've been burning all day, Starbucks Coffee WooHoo, Scrapbooking paper, and nextra soft blanket my kids promptly confiscated!

The best treat was the letter Tonya composed to go along with the THANKS! It was so creative!
Thanks sooo much Tonya, you're the best, LOVE YA!!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

1 Wrong Letter....

Shea was twirling in the kitchen last night as I was at the computer doing computer stuff.

Shea: "Mama, Mama, crap Mama crap....."
Me: (startled as I'm thinking BOYS) "What?"
Shea: "Crap Mama"...then she bowed..
Me: (lightbulb) "Ohhhhh CLAP"...and I happily clapped!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksful Thursday In Pictures.

EE 09
1. Relaxation
2. Bloggy-Buddies
3. Beauty
4. Horse back riding.
5. Angie and Shannon for making EE 09 a big success!

And thank you Jesus for bringing all of us there and back safely, Amen.

Join the rest of the TT crew at Truth 4 The Journey.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm Back!!

We stayed here....
We ate here....
We played here....
We laughed here....
And I think we're all ready to go back...at least to get a rest from our vaca!

Friday, November 13, 2009

I'm Over The Top!!


Received this award from my buddy Katherine over at Smokey Mountain Cafe. This is also a shout out to her since I am in her neck of the woods at Estrogen Extravaganza!

One of the conditions of accepting this award is that I have to answer the following questions.

The catch is I can only use one word for each answer.
1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your hair? Auburn
3. Your mother? dead
4. Your father? Non-existent
5. Your favorite food? Seafood
6. Your dream last night? pets
7. Your favorite drink? SweetTea
8. Your dream/goal? Forever
9. What room are you in? kitchen
10. Your hobby? buttons
11. Your fear? missing
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Uncrazy
13. Where were you last night? church
14. Something that you aren't? patient
15. Muffins? blueberry
16. Wish list item? Laptop
17. Where did you grow up? Athens
18. Last thing you did? moved
19. What are you wearing? PJ's
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pets? Lots
22. Friends? Many
23. Your life? Good
24. Your mood? Excited
25. Missing someone? no
26. Vehicle? Sienna
27. Something you're not wearing? jewelry
28. Your favorite store? Stockdale’s
29. Your favorite color? Red
30. When was the last time you laughed? Always
31. Last time you cried? tonight
32. Your best friend? Patsy
33. One place that I go to over and over? Grocery
34. One person who emails me regularly? Debbie
35. Favorite place to eat? Abuelo’s


Now I pass it on to 6 other bloggers. And I am a big chicken when it comes to hurt feelings so......if you do not already have this award in your arsenal..ya got it now!

And thanks Katherine, this was fun!

And yes, I am at EE, so I pre-posted!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday, Up, Up and Away!!


I am off to Estrogen Extravaganza tomorrow...and for that I am most Thankful!
1. I am thankful for friends, Angie and Shannon, who invited me to be a part of their getaway.

2. I am thankful to be going to Pigeon Forge to meet up with 13 other women bloggers, and all the fun we are going to find there.

3. I am thankful Angela is driving so I don't have to!

4. I am thankful for the first time I will be away from my children for fun...the only other times I have been away from them are, when I was in the hospital having more kids, having my appendectomy and once overnight for work...and yes my oldest is 15...

5 I am thankful that my kids are excited for me...actually they're excited because they know their daddy will be doing the "eat out every meal" thing except for grilling steaks on Saturday.
6. I am so thankful for Greg who realized my need to get away (to save my sanity) and for looking forward to having all the kids to himself...I know men who would not be willing to do this...
7. Thank you Jesus for this opportunity, and watch over all of us on this journey..Amen!
Ok I realize it was more then the normal 5 but hey...I'M EXCITED!!
Now go read some more thankfuls over at Truth 4 The Journey!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Still Sick

He rallied Thursday...even rode his bike some. Then Friday...by the afternoon he was back to lethargic, not feeling good, stomach hurting. I canceled my annual date night with hubby....and made Will a doctor's appointment for Monday. Saturday he took a shower and went out with his dad and brothers...and crashed the afternoon. Today...he's better and begging not to go to the doctor tomorrow...too bad big guy..you're going even if you run a marathon tonight...I want to know what is going on... the good day/bad day is soooo not working for me!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Archery Practice

I just thought this was a cute picture of Francine on the deck.
Since Will was sick for the annual pumpkin roll......
Derek and Colin came up with an alternative so Will wouldn't feel left out, (yeah whatever) even though he was on the couch the whole time!
Shooting those mean ol' nasty jack-o-lanterns....right by the ...uh nose.....
I know I know...boys.......
Y'all go over to Pretty's Palace and see the special she's got going on today...you'll be glad you did!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thankful Thursday


Here are my 5 for the week:

1. I am thankful that son number 3 just walked in and wanted to know how big God was...which ensued in a conversation about getting to heaven..and how he believes in God and Jesus.
2. I'm glad number 2 son is finally getting over the stomach virus....yes the same one my daughter had last week.
3. That Teresa over at A Baby Changes Everything introduced me to a project called the Jesus Tree....this is something our children and youth are going to participate in for the Christmas season.
4. And have I mentioned how excited I am that Christmas is less then 50 days away!!! I adore and love this time of year.....
5. But less then how much I love and adore Jesus the Christ! Amen!!


Join the rest of the crew over at Truth 4 The Journey.......

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Costumes...My Bad

Colin, in all the hair, and Will AKA Charlie Brown....
Tinkerbell and I swear that boy looks like a wolf-man!
OK I agree....I could've gotten more then 2 pictures of my kids...like, maybe as many as I got of the pumpkins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Rollcall...Pumpkin Style!

Welcome to Halloween at my place.
Colin's.....
It was supposed to be Frankenstein???
Dereks... number 1...my knife...
Derek's number 2....

Will's number 1 without blood...
Will's number 1 with the added feature..
And Will once again wins the award for nastiness on the front porch...
And there was mention from a trick-or-treater that we do have the best jack-o-lanterns each year....I'm such a proud Mama!!
P.S. Shea would not carve her pumpkin because she thought it might hurt him.....where would she get that idea!!!!!!