Friday, July 31, 2015

Meet "Dusty"

Abigail has a new roommate! 

Meet Dusty !





The little guy is a Gerbil and is so friendly, he comes right up to your hand and watches your every move while in her room. 

Now we are done collecting pets, everyone has one, HaHa






Kayaking at Shingle Creek and Caught the Bug...

We are having so much fun with our new hobby...Kayaking! 

So much so that we went and purchased 2 new to us Kayaks off of Craigslist. We caught the Kayaking bug after Kayaking at Shingle Creek with the kids last month,  We enjoyed it so much!


We then took them out for the first time across the lake that we live by , no kids and not 1 alligator was seen! It was a great time spent with my Hubby but I did learn that I need to take some time and study all of the different paddle strokes and which ones work best in choppy waters. 


Next we need to purchase an actual kit for loading the kayaks on top of the car , right now we are using pool noodles but hey it works! 

Enjoying every moment outside but can't wait for cooler temps! 








Monday, July 13, 2015

July 4th

We had a very nice July 4th weekend! 
Our front door 

Our table, We love how simple this is while we eat!

Another Festive table setup that I've played around with. 

Our 3 kiddos! My middle one has such the personality!




It was such a relaxing holiday, just what we needed! 

How was yours?








Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Planners

Welcome July!
I found these matching Mintgreen planners at WalMart the other day and I'm determined to have a more organized school year since we have 3 kids all going to different schools for the first time. 

The Planners start July 2015 and end June 2016. I have to write small but that's to be expected with 5 of us and our daily activities. I like that I have one for my purse and one for my home desk. 

Just thought I'd share a Rave for the new month! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Trying a New Color Scheme...

In our kitchen I'm trying out a new color scheme that I'm not sure about...
I'm not sure because I've always used more traditional colors but after watching the HGTV show Fixer Upper I liked the cooler tones but it's like starting all over from scratch. Everything I have is country/traditional. Not sure how long I'll keep it. 

I did find this basket at Bealls Outlet that I'm loving next to my stove. 
Mr Roo had to make an appearance too! 

Happy Monday!


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Meet Bash

We adopted a very sweet Guinea Pig. He is the calmest thing ever!!





The dogs are wondering why he is allowed on the couch and they aren't. 

Hope your June is going great! We have been busy with Summer!









Monday, May 4, 2015

Kitchen Vignette With Stitches

I wanted to spruce up this half wall in our Kitchen for some time now. The ledge is giving me trouble, I'm not happy with anything I've set on it so far. 

While drinking my cup of coffee this morning I was staring at it and an idea was formed. I love my Coffee!!

The candle sticks were purchased at a garage sale, vanilla scented votives are from Wal-Mart. The wall hanging was stitched by my Mother about 7 years ago. 

The plant stand was mailed to me in exchange for a review about 8 years ago and has held up well over time. The plant is a ponytail palm we bought from Wal-Mart 4 years ago. I've kept it alive so far! 

Close up of the saying that is stitched on the wall hanging. 

I declare this corner done...For now!


Joining along:







Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Weightloss Journey | Month 2

So for 2 months I've been getting pretty real about my weight...with my Husbands recent health diagnosis of Diabetes and Celiac disease, if he doesn't want to be on a few meds then he has to make some lifestyle changes. I'm supporting him the best I can!!
First purchase are these Excercise clothes- from WalMart 

Then...
This came from Amazon!! 

So far I've lost...


You'll have to watch to find out!

I'm so proud of my Husband for making such strides in this rough diagnosis and turning it around!

Do you have a FitBit? How do you like it so far?



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

~Better Than Before - A Book Review~



How Do We Change?

Gretchen Rubin's answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives.
 
So if habits are a key to change, then what we really need to know is: How do we change our habits?
 
Better than Before answers that question. It presents a practical, concrete framework to allow readers to understand their habits—and to change them for good. Infused with Rubin’s compelling voice, rigorous research, and easy humor, and packed with vivid stories of lives transformed, Better than Before explains the (sometimes counter-intuitive) core principles of habit formation. 
 
Along the way, Rubin uses herself as guinea pig, tests her theories on family and friends, and answers readers’ most pressing questions—oddly, questions that other writers and researchers tend to ignore: 

• Why do I find it tough to create a habit for something I love to do? 
• Sometimes I can change a habit overnight, and sometimes I can’t change a habit, no matter how hard I try. Why? 
• How quickly can I change a habit? 
• What can I do to make sure I stick to a new habit? 
• How can I help someone else change a habit? 
• Why can I keep habits that benefit others, but can’t make habits that are just for me? 

Whether readers want to get more sleep, stop checking their devices, maintain a healthy weight, or finish an important project, habits make change possible. Reading just a few chapters of Better Than Beforewill make readers eager to start work on their own habits—even before they’ve finished the book.

   ~After reading this and really nit-picking each chapter to see where my faults are, taking the time to think about where I can start to adjust and change some things in my everyday life, This book has been a great tool to re-think how and why I do the things I do. I am certainly growing in my day-to-day life and while the changes are small, they are noticable.~

Have you read this book, if so What chapter made you really think?



Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Greens

I don't have much of a green thumb but when Home Depot had these huge Boston Ferns on sale for only $5.00 last Saturday I knew I had to purchase and give it a go...here's hoping I don't kill it!

Here is the Bonsia Ponytail plant that I've managed to keep it alive for almost 4 years! It really loves this corner of our kitchen and whenever we move it is placed in our kitchen next to a window. 

I'm thinking about setting up a little container garden on our porch this year, We really want to try our hand at growing Tomatos in FL this year. 

Have any of you had a container garden?




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