Tuesday, February 26, 2013

my snuggle pies

snuggle cuddle pies
Arent my little cuddle snuggle bugs adorable?  they have barely left my side since saturday..   well they are always with me anyways I suppose so I guess its not all that unusual!  but no one else wanted to come near me so it was nice to have them to cuddle with.  my sweet little naughties! I just love them so!  they will soon be 4 years old in march!
here they were as babies!  when I got them.   Two different litters so that they could have their own babies... 
omg!!!  can you stand it??
look how light they were.  OMG.. werent they the cutest little babies?  They were so freaken cute, I could hardly stand it!  Inseparable right from the start.
aww the babies!
True love!
they had the sweetest little families!  And figgy was such a good father.  he truly helped care for everyone of those kittens.
day 5.. the happy family!
look at the sweet little wigglie pies!

sorry.... I could so easily get carried away here with kitty pics.  sometimes I just cant help myself.
Arent they precious?  they had three litters before I got them both fixed.  I wish we could have more litters now.  I love having a bunch of kittens in the house.  All three litters, when they were about 6 weeks old learned to find their way to our bed at about 5:00 am every morning.  we would wake up to bouncing kittens!  I personally loved it, Tony.. not so much! LOL
Anyways.. I love my kitties and they have been taking good care of my while I've been sick.  
Believe it or not as Im typing this, they are having a lovers spat.  lol!  not sure what the problem is.. but they'll work it out.  they always do.

figgy cuddle piefrannie snuggle butt
Anyways, I am feeling much better and though it would probably be best for me to stay home another day, as long as I feel mostly human in the morning I will be going back to work.  but for now.. its back to the couch with figgy and frannie and some new magazines.
Hoping to do some easter crafting this weekend!!
sweet dreams!

Monday, February 25, 2013


still not well.... havent eaten since lunch time on sat, except for a half piece of dry toast last night and another half this morning. I have probably slept (uncomfortably) more in one weekend then I do in a whole week.... was hoping to go to work today, but every time I stand up I get really dizzy and nauseous again. just had a night mare (morning mare) that I lost torry pie in the grocery store and woke up totally panicked! I probably should eat something...but absolutely nothing sounds good.. and I have a whopping headache that just wont go away. made a cup of tea thinking caffeine might help... but I will have to drink it in order for that to work... hoping to feel better today... please god!
Oh, and to top it all off, I was feeding buffy and went to pet the little monster and she bit the crap out of my finger... freaken nasty bird!

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Sick with a stomach bug...  

Saturday, February 23, 2013

purty girlie pies!

ha!  this is my dear dear friend sandy, isnt she cute as a bug?    she reminds me of one of the who's in Grinch movie.   I had a fun evening out to eat and to hit up a few stores with some girlfriends last night.  we laughed our butts off!  I seriously had a sore throat when i got home from laughing and talking and still do this morning.  (at least I think its from that.. hope Im not getting something!!)
And in a few hours I'll be heading back out with my daughters and future DIL Vanessa.  We'll be minus one as  Tiffany cant go with us as she and robert have plans, but were gonna go do some shopping and out to lunch somewhere where I can get a salad!  I must behave today, because I was a wee bit naughty last night!
OK..and.. now I have the desire to put valentines away and get easter out!!   I wonder if I could pull that off in 5 hours  (meeting the girls at 11:00)  ...nah.. maybe I'll clean the house instead and do that tomorrow,  probably a better idea. 
So I'm off for now!  cleaning.. woohoo!!
have a great weekend everyone! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

5 pounds

todays breakfast
Did I tell you that I'm back on weight watchers?  probably not.. I just started again last week.  and.. Ta dah!  I lost 5 pounds already.  I do love the weight watchers program.  It really works for me when I follow it correctly.  fruit and veggies are free foods.. so I can keep myself full on them and use my points for other healthy foods.    I  honestly think I already feel better!    
you know my son is getting married in october.. Im not being fat at his wedding!  Im not being fat this summer..  so bare with me.. you'll probably be seeing lots of food posts coming.  lol. 
todays lunch
these two pics are my breakfast and my lunch for today. (notice my valentine decorations are still up! heehee!)   I also have a banana and a small bag of air popped popcorn too.  That is one of the things I love about weight watchers.. you can eat a lot if you eat the right things.    there 6 points in my breakfast and there are 6 in my lunch... that leaves quite a bit for dinner.   probably chicken fajetas.   
as for valentine decorations.. Im thinking this weekend I might pack them away and pull out the easter ones..  or.. maybe I might wait just one more week... who knows..  it'll happen when ever the mood strikes me.
have a great day girlie pies!

Monday, February 18, 2013

hopping down the bunny trail...

ahhhhh... got that out of my system!  Ive been dying to start my first easter piece of the year!  this seemed to take me all day for some reason.
I didnt like the bunny at all at first.. and almost didnt finish him, but the more I did, the more I liked him.
usually when I dont like what Im working on, I just keep on working on it, and eventually I can get it to a place that I will like it. (sometimes not!)
I'm pooped out from the long 4 day weekend, even though I really did pretty much nothing but play in my craft room today!   I did clean my house a bit this morning, but thats it for the whole day.
Friday I shopped and went out with a friend,  saturday we had marlainas birthday party.  Then I brought Torry pie home with me after the party and kept him over night. Yesterday I was busy all day and I was really looking forward to a quiet day of playing  for today.  which I had!

while I'm here...I gotta show you these pics from yesterday morning while Torry was here.  he was coloring with figgy and frannie at my craft table.  they didnt take their eyes off of him! He loved their attention and was tickled that they were there with him..
torry and kitties
OK.. thats all for tonight girls, Im cold and tired.. heading for jammies and the couch!  
have a great week!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Its been a crazy week here.  I havent spent much time on the computer this week.  but finally have a few minutes this morning to do a post.   We celebrated Marlainas first birthday yesterday.  Her birthday was actually in dec, but tiffany and Robert decided to wait until now when life was calmer to do her party. 
Isnt she the cutest little thing?  I could eat her up!  And shes such a good girl besides!  This picture below cracks me up.. marla really didnt care about opening presents and Torry Loved the tissue paper and the gift bags that everything came out of.  ( I made the marla banner, but this isnt a good pic of it.)
Tiffany did a great job putting the party together.  she made all the goodies and decorations herself,  I love that she is so creative.  Her theme was alice in wonderland... I love the flying rocking horse.
See those little cups???  omg...   talk about delicious!  those are nutella cheesecake cups!    the bottom of the cups are crumbled oreos mixed with butter, sort of like a grahmcracker crust, then its nutella and cream cheese mixed together with whipped cream on top..   She found the recipe on line.. this is definitely something I want to have again sometime!
i do have the cutest baby pies dont I?
Im sure Jennifer is thrilled that they are all so interested in the piano seeing as she is a music teacher and also teaches piano!   Isnt Ella (my step grandpie) beautiful!?
I have to admit as each gift got opened I got a little more excited for rob and tiff.. because I knew there was something special coming up...
And I couldnt wait for it not to be a secret anymore! 
Im getting another babypie in august!!  woohoo!!
Congratulations Robert and Tiffany!!   
dont they look happy!
I know I am!

Friday, February 15, 2013

stress management

Someone emailed this to me, and I thought it was a great analogy.  read it, I think you'll agree!
A young lady confidently walked around the room while leading and explaining stress management to an audience with a raised glass of water. Everyone knew she was going to ask the ultimate question, 'half empty or half full?'... She fooled them all .... "How heavy is this glass of water?" she inquired with a smile.
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. To 20 oz.
She replied , "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it.
If I hold it for a minute, that's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my right arm.
If I hold it for a day, you'll have to call an
Ambulance. In each case it's the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes." She continued, "and that's the way it is with stress. If we carry our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly heavy, we won't be able to carry on."
"As with the glass of water, you have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we're refreshed, we can carry on with the burden - holding stress longer and better each time practiced.
So, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don 't carry them through the evening and into the night... Pick them up tomorrow.
1 * Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue!
2 * Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
3 * Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
4 * Drive carefully... It's not only cars that can be recalled by their Maker.
5 * If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
6 * If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
7 * It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
8 * Never buy a car you can't push.
9 * Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.
10 * Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
11 * Since it's the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.
12 * The second mouse gets the cheese.
13 * When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
14 * Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.
16 * Some mistakes are too much fun to make only once.
17 * We could learn a lot from crayons. Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all have to live in the same box.
18 * A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
19 * Have an awesome day and know that someone has thought about you today.
20 *Save the earth..... It's the only planet with chocolate!* I THINK !!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!!

yesterdays mail!
Good morning all my bloggy valentines!!
Its finally here.. Valentines day!    all my little valentine decorations are all so happy that the day they've been waiting for is here.    They might be a little worried that they will soon get packed away to make way for Easter.. but I think they can hang around another week or two.. though you know, Easter is early this year!

Ive had fun making and sending valentines and creating those little owls and Kims monkey,   as well as baking heart shaped pies and cookies.  And though I only did a couple Valentine swaps this year, they were perfect!  Speaking of swaps, you know my friend kelly that I always swap with, she sent me the sweet little package of love you see in the first picture!  sooo freaken cute!!  the big lady bug and the other three clay pieces in the second picture are all from her from previous valentines days too..  SWEET stuff!

 Ive already signed up for one easter swap which I am looking forward to at sandys.  I posted the link on the side for anyone who might be interested.  
shadow box
Im short on time as usual!  I was up at 5:30 but I made a baked mac and cheese and a batch of muffins to take to work for our valentines day celebration!  
I hope everyone has a great day today and gets spoiled with flowers and candy!  my hubbys buying me a bottle of baileys irish creme!  lol!!  he heard me say I was dying for some to my cousin the other night!  mmmm!  I do love me some baileys Irish creme on ice!  
Happy Valentines DAy!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

I am finished..

valentine receptical
Almost Valentines day!  I am done with valentine creating... I did the last of it this morning when I made this valentine bag above.  Its my valentine receptacle for work!  We're like kids !  Some of us do a valentine exchange at our office.  And we have a receptable contest!  which, I've never won!  Some of the girls have come up with some really cute ideas.   I think there are 20 of us participating this year.  I'll be delivering mine tomorrow!
work valentines
These are the valentines I made above, simple but cute.  I just printed these out, glued them onto construction paper and cut them out.  Easy peasy.. and arent they adorable?!  I bought reeses cups to go with them. We're having a pig out day on Valentines day too..   lol.. I got everyone to agree to it today...... and then started weight watchers tonight!   guess I wont be doing a ton of pigging out on thursday!  I'll bring something I can eat though.
OK.. I'm off to do some blog hopping!
sweet dreams bloggy pies!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Violets valentine teaparty!

Several years ago (2009) I had a little valentine Teaparty with Violet and some friends.. and I think since valentines day is this week that I should share it with you again.  I remembered about it when I went to visit Lets go Fly a Kites blog this morning and she had set up a cute little valentine party with her kids in their dollhouse!  so cute!
anyways.. go check out Violets party click here:
have a great day everyone!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

on this snowy morning!

snow day
Im sending a package from here.......to utah! 
to miss shirleys house!
going in the mail!
and this little valentine owl is excited to be going away!
another owlie
hopefully this package will make it to her by valentines day.  Luckily my husbands friend was at out house at 5:30 this morning in his big truck, plowing us out!  So grateful, so now I can make a trip out to the post office this morning!
we have a lot of snow here!  I'm guessing a good 18 inches came down yesterday.  not as bad as our friends along the east coast.   
 this morning 
I have to admit that the snow really is pretty. 

 the litttle white tree 
but, Id rather stay inside and enjoy this view instead! 
Have a great day everyone!