Friday, May 31, 2013


Thinking about this.....or this:

Decision or diversion?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013


If you are a person that sews, you know how expensive it is to buy fabric these days.  Plus the cost of patterns, thread, zippers, all of it.
Well, I have found a way to save some money and still have fabric.  I buy ready made clothes in a larger size and use that fabric but cutting it to the size I need! 
I have not paid full price for a pattern in years and years.  I always wait fo the dollar sale and stock up at that time.  Why pay $15 for one pattern?!  Don't, ever!.
For zippers, you can cut them out of clothes you no longer wear or buy used clothes for pennies and use the zippers from those pieces.
Yesterday, I purchased a heavy skirt, washable, that I can cut a pair of pjs or a jacket for one of the grands and make it.  Total cost?  $1.00. 
Think I'll go back and pick up a couple other things that I can remake. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


As my readers know, our daughter and son-in-law adopted a precious baby girl from China.  Her name is Chloe and she is so happpy and joyful!  So when I saw this report:

I was so very upset but also blessed by the way our Chloe was protected by her birth mother, the officials, her foster family, the doctors and the orphanage that was the connecion to bring Miss Priss is our family forever. 
May this dear baby boy find a wonderful life because his start was so very horrible. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


This is a picture of our GRANDS all together after playing in what is known as the jumping place at the nearby Mall.  Love, love, love.


Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Yesterday I was 'swishing' the bathrooms.  That's slang for wiping everything down with a good anti-bacterial cleaner, like Scrubbing Bubbles.  I spray the counters, toilet,  bathtub, floor around the toilet and let it all 'soak' for a few minutes.  Years ago I read a book about cleaning.  It suggested applying cleaner, leave it to do it's work and then wipe it off with a clean, wet cloth or damp paper towels.  This one step will cut scrubbing by 75%.  I've done this for years and it works. 
The money saving tip today is to use a paper towel to clean mirrors but instead of spraying the entire huge bathroom mirror, having it run down the surface and use more paper towels, more cleaner, just spray a double layer paper towel with window cleaner and wipe the mirror down in one step.  There really isn't a need to buy wipes that clean glass surfaces and more wipes to clean counters, etc.
You will use less cleaner, less paper towels.  There will be less mess, too.  Plus because it only takes one step to wipe the grime off, you save time. 
I have been using glass cleaner since 1967 to clean everything from mirrors  to sinks.  I was a glass cleaner user long before the commercial suggested it.  But, our bathrooms here do not have windows so I find there is a stronger cleaner needed for things like the toilet, tub and sink. 
Still, one swipe to clean a huge mirror makes it so much easier, faster, cheaper.  After all, it's all about saving some cash, time and effort.


Monday, May 20, 2013


When I read this to The Hubbie, his response's not response.....yeah, but it works for me.....then I giggled.  Women are like a river, you know, everything that has happened to them is a part of them, it flows into their lives and never leaves. 

--copied from Pinterest

Have a great day, World!!  Life is good and it is GOOD TIMES!!!

Friday, May 17, 2013


Life is strange, isn't it?  I've been thinking about how things could have been if it were for only a change or two, which at the time, I thought was the end of the world.  Years later I know that those things would have been a horrible mistake. 

There is a saying...well, you dodged that bullet....sometimes that bullet could have been as big as a nuke bomb in your life!!  So don't worry about today.  There is always's only one day away!  Tomorrow can make a big difference in your life!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Got to spend several days with our newest GRAND, Chloe!  She is so much fun, loving and obedient!  We are blessed beyond measure. 

Friday, May 3, 2013


This is a new blog that is set up to help teachers with their school projects, lesson plans, BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT and lots more.  It's a good one for the teacher in training, new teacher, as well as the professional teacher. 
It is written by a teacher that has 18 years of experience and connects to her Teachers Pay Teachers website.
Yeah, I know school is almost out and your mind is on end of year must do-s.  BUT August is going to be here before you know it so go ahead and sign up to follow this great new blog.  You will be the first to know of the freebies, sales, added items, all the latest.
So, sign up, for sure.  It will save trying to find it later, aka eliminate stress making summer a bit more fun!   If you know of a teacher, pass the link on, please.
Have a Happy Summer!!!



Thursday, May 2, 2013


I do not cuss but this is funny!!!
An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned
to her and said, "Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike
up a conversation with your fellow passenger."

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total
stranger, "What would you want to talk about?"

"Oh, I don't know," said the atheist. "How about why there is no God,
or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?" as he smiled smugly.

"Okay," she said. "Those could be interesting topics but let me ask
you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same
stuff - grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?"

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl's intelligence,
thinks about it and says, "Hmmm, I have no idea." To which
the little girl replies, "Do you really feel qualified to discuss
God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don't know s#!t?"

And then she went back to reading her book.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Copied this from a friend's Facebook page.