Sunday, October 31, 2010


Totally not in the mood this year, but have a great one!

Friday, October 29, 2010 got to let it go!

When things are out of your hands and out of your gotta let go. This is a lesson I learned late in life and still struggle with daily. I do believe that there is a great purpose for me in life and that we all play a part in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes, I get caught up in the "why", but that too is not left up to me. I like to think that I am a warrior and that every fight or trial that I endure makes me better. I am an actress, too...and I will own the part that I am matter how big...or small. Life goes on!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

My husband is the TIN man!

OK, so Oz never did give nothing to the tin man that Lowe's hasn't already...LOL. Today's story: I found a home decorating project that I fell in love with--corrugated tin walls. I wasn't sure how to do it, but I knew I just had to have it. It took a while to convince the hubs, but it finally happened...and let me just say...IT'S AWESOME!

I wanted it to look very urban, modern, chic...however, I think the hubs is going to try and turn the room into a roadhouse...I am now trying to find a happy medium. How can I get the "city" look that I want, yet allow him to enjoy the "tin", too? Any suggestions?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Credit where credit is due...

I steal pics from the one has red-flagged me or sent horrible emails for me to remove anything, but I am starting to feel bad for it...LOL. I like to assume if it is out's mine, too...but I know it is not. Also, I'm not making money off the blog, so is there a crime here? I would gladly link to the pic, but not sure how to do that either. I need help folks...and advice. What do you think? I want to give credit where credit is due, but how?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Taylor Swift and Mark Ballas

So, if I had to meet 2 would be Taylor Swift and Mark Ballas. I am not sure why, but they seem very "real". I think, at this point, they seem to be pretty decent kids and I like to think they have their heads on straight, both are goal oriented, and seem to genuinely like their fans.

Recently, I watched Taylor do a webcast for Scholastic books and she was a dream. What parent wouldn't want their tween girls to look to her for inspiration?

Mark, has been dancing with Bristol Palin this season, a true non-dancer, on DWTS and he is so good natured and focused on her, both her strengths and weaknesses. He is a caring teacher...but are you wondering where I am going with this?

Well, I want to eat my words. I have thought these 2 were the biggest "fakes" in the business for the last few years. No lie. I thought they were so sugary-sweet nice that they had to be almost "tool" like in real life. They have annoyed me to no end. My kids, both, like them. Everyone I know likes them...and I couldn't believe they were what they appeared to be, but I'm here to say, "I think they are".

I am still not a Taylor Swift "music" lover, but I think she is talented and wise beyond her years...I hope she stays that way. Mark, well, he is so nice...I want to dance now! I guess this is my public apology to both, and I would like to say they probably don't care what I think, but you know what...I bet they do...LOL!

Love you Taylor!
Love you Mark!

Friday, October 8, 2010

No more BP pills!

I am anti-pills. I have said this many times, but I don't think people know the true extent of my disdain for "any and all" meds. Yes, I know they can help us. I , also, know that our culture makes us think that anything can be fixed with a prescription. Hence, the rise of the "GlaxoSmithKline" generation.

There are 2 meds, though, that I thought I would take FOREVER. My thyroid replacement is one, and the other is my blood pressure pill. The first I WILL take forever, but the other...let's examine.

Now, I am a headache sufferer-tension/stress, sinus, migraine, and BP, but I never thought my BP was "high" enough for meds except during pregnancies (and that concerned me), but my doctors felt otherwise however, and labeled me as "borderline".

I am pretty sure family history had something to do with it, too. I have 11 aunts and uncles and I am willing to bet...ALL of them take some form of BP pill. I am not in great shape these days and that could have been a factor as well, but even when I was "in-shape", I still had to take them.

I am/was a "high stresser", too. Always worrying about things out of my control...but I am done with that these days, so I must be doing pretty good because. TODAY...Doc M took me off my BP meds. Yeah for me!
In fact, he told me it was probably one of the reasons I felt "run down and tired". I am so happy. I mean, I have to monitor my BP weekly and I need to drop about 20-25 pounds, but all in all, it was a great day at the doc's office.

Wait, I think I feel better already...LOL.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


My husband got me a little kitten.

He rescued it from the middle of the is a baby.

I have never had a pet cat, only fish, but I love this kitten.

She is so cute.

I love you, 13!

College Footbal...the best of times...the worst of times!

UK Lost.
LSU Won.
Tennessee got beat in the best game of the week.
..and Dooley is being sent back to 1st grade to learn to count.
(11 is 2 less than 13)
What a weekend.
I love this stuff!

Friday, October 1, 2010

mesh netting

I am in love with this stuff. It is the greatest thing to come along in floral design and gift wrap...since ting ting! Below is a video of Nashville Wraps showing us how to use it.

This stuff looks great in wreaths and Christmas trees...and you can find it at: