Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Goals for the new year

First off I would like to say Merry Christmas to all and hope that everyone had an outstanding Christmas.

My children loved all of their Christmas presents and now that the day is coming to an end. Madisyn is sleeping worn out from the joys that santa and family has brought her, aiden relaxing to nice and fun toy story 3 movie that Grandpa and Grandma Watson got him along with playing with all of the many toys that he got from santa as well. And I sit here and type I wonder what 2011 will bring to us who knows maybe will win the lottery but in order to win you have to play.

As 2011 approaches pretty quickly this year these are my goals for the year whether or not they come true we shall see in 2012 right.

1. I would like to invest in a new camera since ours is getting a little outdated and I would like to be able to take better pictures of my children maybe one of these will do.

2. to get in better shape and back to my before children weight 5 years ago. So with the help of rejoining weight watchers and doing the p90x I should be able to accomplish this goal.

3. To sew more dresses for madisyn this year with the help of these books.

4. To save money: to reach this goal I plan on putting away a certain amount every month as a savings amount and also putting away what I save at the grocery store or whatever store by couponing.

5. And last but not least I am going start saving for my childrens college by putting $5.00 in each of their accounts each week or 20.00 a month depending on the circumstances.

6. To keep on top of all my surveys that I do maybe if I am able to do them all I will earn a littl bit more money this year.

These are my goals so far for the next year coming up I may change them or update as I think more things or accomplish many of them but these are things that will probably not be finished for awhile so wish me luck as we go forward to the new year and I hope that everyone has a great upcoming new year.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

yea, I have finished my first apron for maddie

Out of the many many projects I have going on right now I have completed one of them (well I still need to put the ribbon on the apron but its half done). I am pretty proud of how this project turned out I was expecting it not to turn out. I had messed it up in the beginning when cutting the fabric but I just decided to go with it. And tada it came out a lot better than i had anticipated it to.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas time

As Christmas time approaches very quickly this year and we as a family are learning to make our own traditions. I have found that I still very much miss home with our huge big family Christmas dinners and mornings opening presents with all the nieces, and nephews. I don't know if Christmas will ever be the same without those little types of traditions.
After living in Ohio for almost 2 years now I still can't seem to have that same feeling of home and the Christmas spirtit. I am trying to make up our own holiday traditions with the kids by having them make the Christmas chain, and decorating sugar cookies or doing a gingerbread house. I am thinking that one of these years we as a family need to go to Washington for Christmas.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My weekly review of my groceries this week


Spent 9.72
saved 27.39
total Groceries- 37.11

Kroger (I didn't take a pic of my kroger groceries)

Spent 36.26
Saved 21.24
total- 57. 50

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LIsts, lists, lists and even more lists how will I get through it all

I have recently found a way to keep up with everything in my little world of chaos that I seem to create very much by myself I think that I like to have massive stress to get things done in a timely manner. So I found that when I create lists to mark off through the day I don't hangout on the computer all day long and accomplish nothing for the day. By having these lists I am able to stay on track with the many tasks of being a full time student, stay at home mom, housecleaner, taxi cab driver, coupon organizer, have my best friends coupons matchups done within a timely manner for her to be able to use the list. Geez, I am getting tired just looking at all of this stuff that needs to be accomplished on pretty much either a daily basis or a weekly basis, and manage to sit down relax which in my world of chaos doesn't really exist.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Apron starts

I worked on madisyn's ladybug with daisy cooking apron last night for seems like forever only to find myself staring at it wondering if it could look a little bit better than what it did so heres the beginnings of my apron that I made.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Now onto the sewing a cooking apron for maddie

After making a couple of tutus to giveaway to some friends. I have decided to make Madisyn a cooking apron since she had so much making the homemade Jar gifts I figured that now she need a cooking apron. So that is what I am off to do for the next couple of hours and shall return with what I have made for her as a Christmas gift.

Homemade jar gifts

Heres our ingredients that we used for these jars.

And here is our finished product

With Christmas slowly well actually fastly approaching. I was trying to figure out a homemade gift for family and friends that would be from the heart, not to expensive and something that they would enjoy. So our 3 year old Madisyn and I decided to do Chocolate Chip Cookies Yum I am sure that everyone likes homemade Chocolate Chip cookes right. Madisyn Loved doing this project she kept telling me that she was cooking.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

To Decorate sugar cookies

As I am getting into the Christmas spirit more this year than the year before with my kids letting them create many different types of christmas crafts and activities. So yesterday I let them frost sugar cookies and put sprinkles on them. It of course did not turn out the way that i wanted it to but oh well. I decided since they were not understanding so I just let them decorate a sugar cookie for each of them to eat. I would decorate the rest of the cookies. They did enjoy doing that as well as eating the frosting out of the tub, but hey they are 3 and 5 what do you expect right. Tonight we will be doing cookie jars so I hope that they are enjoying these fun activities.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A new years resolution starting tomorrow

With the end of the year approaching I think that it is time for me to get back to doing my weight watcher meetings and starting to workout again. So tomorrow will be my first day back on the weight watcher plan and the begining of the p90x workouts yet again. I think that if I blog about it that this may help me to stay on track. Because now, I have to tell the world whether I screwed up on eating and whether or not I gave into to the food that I love so much or wheter I was to lazy to workout. So here we go again, I am determined by spring time to be back to where I was when we moved here to Ohio. And then by the end of summertime to be at my goal weight. So here is the new years resolution yes, I know everyone makes new year resolutions to lose weight but mine will help me to regain self confidence in myself and to be happier with my self image. So back to the sewing and keeping my mind and hands busy at all times.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Random tip of the day

I have been really tired lately sleeping until noon time crazy I think its because the weather has been pretty gray and cold out so maybe thats why who knows. I have now figured out that these sandwich cutters that are shaped like certain objects or animals are life savers when you have kids. I never could get my kids to eat a peanut butter sandwich for the life of me. And then my mom but this star shaped sandwich cutter. I tried it and tada it worked now I can't get them to stop eating sandwiches seems like that is the only thing that they want to eat anymore these days. So I am getting sick of seeing the star I decided to invest in another sandwich cutter the dinosaur for aiden. Madisyn always gets them out of the silverware drawer and says the star is hers and the dinosaur is aidens.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Once supermom now chaotic mom

We got new family pictures yesterday in this freezing cold weather. I have to say that I will never wait this long to get family pictures again. We weren't able to do the full shoot just because we were all so cold that it wasn't worth it but thats okay we still got somme good shots. Even now after looking at them that I really need to get back to my Weight watchers eating and p90x exercises because I am gaining all of my weight back (oh how depressing that is).I am thinking that if I start to get up early work out and then start my day off I may be able to accomplish a lot more in on day than I usually do.
Of course tuesday's and thursdays are busy days with school for me in the morning and then speech therapy for the kids in the afternoon and mikes work schedule. The story of my life full time school, mom to very young children who seem to be requiring my attention more and more day by day, a maid of course I would fire me if I was paying me to be a maid cause really I have not been able to keep up with all of these things lately. My laundry piles seem to pile up before I am even done with the laundry from the week before, and last but not least me time I have not been able to actually sit down and sew something that I want to sew for christmas presents since maybe last year who knows. I don't even know how I was able to keep up on of this stuff before people use to call me super mom but now I am realizing that I am not supermom and I am starting to slack off a little bit or no a lot. I need to figure out a routine maybe that early morning thing will get me on track so I shall try that this week and see how it goes. Now that I am done ranting about whatever that seems to be bothering me in the world today(don't know where all of that came from). But after all I did manage to complete this Cpr class that I needed to take as a pre-req to get into LPN school. Which was about 5 hours long and it seemed to have made me think that today has been a really really long day and I have no clue why.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas chains for decorations

Today was a pretty good day. I decided to do a Christmas craft with Aiden and madisyn that my mom used to do with me when I was a little kid. (Note to self to make sure that I have 2 glue sticks when doing this project with the two of them together)so because I didn't have two glue sticks we didn't get very far in creating our christmas chain to hang up around the house. So tomorrow I will need to get another glue stick so that way they both can make their own christmas chains and hang them somewhere around the house. I guess now is the time to start creating holiday traditions with our children.

Friday, November 12, 2010

What did you manage to get done today?

As the day progresses on today I really don't do a whole lot during the day. But oh well I do have to deal with my two crazy children who have lately been driving me crazy especially madisyn with terrible 3's that we have been going through. Where she tells me no for everything that she does. And then aiden with the I am telling on you to mom and dad. So it has been a crazy week with all of that going on. I did manage to get some christmas presents in yesterday for aiden and maybe one thing for madisyn. And then today I managed to make a tutu puff wand that I have been wanting to try for awhile and it turned out very well for my first one.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

to be a kid again

As I was watching my children last night playing together I wondered what life would be like to be kids again with no worries about praticularly anything but whether or not you got that piece of candy or cookie that you wanted. Oh how life would be to live that way yet again. And to have the type of imagination that they have wow could I write a lot of books with that type imagination and the things that they come with quite amazing I have to say. The plans today to get a lot of stuff done around the house crafting things I need to get caught up on, clean this crazy messy house that seems to never be clean with a 5 year old and 3 year old running around here.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

lazy sundays

Today was just a typical sunday lazy day which ws weird but I did manage to get to toys r us to get a few things for the kids for christmas. But other than that just laundry, barrette making and watching movie kind of day nothing to excited going on around here. I had planned to get a little bit more done today but that went out the door when my children only let me get lets see maybe around 3 hours of sleep. So I guess it was good that it was a lazy day. Kids have pre-school tomorrow and back to a regular schedule if figureing out what to do for the day. And I have to say that the halloween cand is almost gone thank goodness for that.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bed shopping for two kids

This would be maddies bed without the slide and a longer rail and of course the colors would be green and pink

This would be Aidens bed in the pic below

It has been quite a day today let me tell you crazy isn't even the word for it. We went to a kids bed store and to the grocery store. So we went to one bed place and the lady that worked there was very snobby and rude. I felt like I was in the movie Pretty women when Julia Roberts goes to a very expensive clothes store and the saleswomen treated her like crap. That is the best way to describe this lady that didn't even help us. Of course she didn't have what we wanted but even if she did we wouldn't have bought it there anyways. So we ended up at another store that was pretty much on the opposite side of where we were and this place was a lot closer to our house. We found what we were looking for and the customer service was awesome.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Madisyns bed

and this one would be madisyns bed with slide

What a day

I have been extremely tired today for some odd reason maybe my tiredness is catching up with me who knows. I had a huge to do list today and plans to finish the whole thing but unfortunately that didn't happen, I don't even thing that one thing on that list even got done how crazy that all works out.I even had plans to get creative with the many ideas that I had floating around in my little head of mine, but the creative side didn't happen either. I think that I sat on the couch and watched made for television movies and old tv series that I had never watched in my younger days. I guess tomorrow will have to get some things accomplished before I fall behind in household chores. But Tomorrow we will be having a day going with two kids to some kids furniture stores for beds for them for christmas presents since they need them. And they want them to have slides on them where were these kinds of beds when I was little.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Shopping for another family you say

I think that my children have had way to much candy the past couple of days they just seem to be acting quite insane lately, I guess thats what happens when they have so much halloween candy and with only giving them maybe two pieces a day or so. The candy doesn't disappear any faster than it came into the house, even with help of myself and my husband. On another note I have decided to take my couponning to another level yesterday, to help a friend, As I continue to strive with saving our family money by couponing quite a great deal. I have decided to do some matchups with coupons for one of my best friends. To try and help her learn some basics of couponing and to watch her total drop at the register, and from another state for that matter and that also adds to the difficulty even more as well so we shall see how this adventure works. I am hopeing that she is able to save at least a little bit of money. But I have to say that it has been quite challenging with this activity never did I know how hard it is to shop for someone elses family.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

October 31,2010

I have managed to create a blog about the adventures of being a stay at home mom/full time nursing student, learning to teach myself to create many things and learn to sew all at the same time. As well as being a wife, housekeeper and everything else thats inbetween the lines. I am hopeing that my family will be able to follow this blog and be involved in the many challenges that life has to offer us. As well as the many challenges that we face on that daily basis as we live so far away from family and friends. I love my life and wouldn't change anything about it, well maybe having unlimited amounts of money, But then again money doesn't buy happiness. I hope that everyone enjoys my ramblings from time to time and get in a laugh or two of the stupid things that we do as young parents and young adults as we conquer this adventure that we call life as we know it.
Today is halloween and the kids are very excited about wearing their halloween costumes out and getting candy.