Thursday, May 26, 2011


This is kind of how my day is going so all the more reason to link up with Becky at From Mrs To Mama

Seriously...there is still 5 more days of school????

Seriously...I feel like I might just scream...why do these 11 years old feel like they can do anything they want. Like it's their world and we're just living in it? Were you not in school for the last 172 days and abiding by my rules? My names on the door not yours. Get it together...5. more. days!

Seriously...Do I really have to sit outside all day tomorrow for our End of the Year party in the 95 degree Texas heat and then jump on the highway for 4.5 hours?!

Seriously...Did I really just make 3 consecutive posts about school? Summer Vacation, where are you??!!?

Seriously...Scotty won American Idol last night?!? I thought Lauren Alaina was a shoe in.

Seriously...It's 8:30 and I still have to do laundry, dishes, clean the house AND pack before I can go to sleep??

Seriously...I am so sick of basketball. Now that the Mavs stole my Thunder, I'm soooo over it. I hate 40 days and 40 nights of basketball...and yes, it's been on {every night} for that long.

Seriously...Insurance company? You're going to raise my insurance $100 a month and raise my copay??? LAME.

Seriously...I'm going to be 32 in 20 days. Shoot me now! :)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Walgreen's Trip

Tonight was another one of my couponing trips to Walgreen's. Here is everything I got...for $13.47!

How I did it:

Transaction #1:
Coppertone Continuous Spray (plus small sunblock stick) - $9.99  I had a $3 off coupon and the you get $3 Register Rewards
Fusion Razor- $9.99  I had a $5 off coupon and then you get $5 Register Rewards

Making it $12.85 (Plus you get $8 in register rewards)

Transaction #2
2 bottles of Purex Detergent- $5.99 Buy 1/ Get 1 Free.  I had a $3 off 2 coupon
3 boxes of Mac and Cheese- $0.69 each with Walgreen's coupon
1 L of Listerine (plus a free smaller bottle)- $4.49   I had a $1 off coupon and matched it with a $3 off Walgreen's coupon.
Klondike Bars- $2.99

Making it $8.62, then I applied my $8 Register Grand Total of Transaction #2... $0.62

GRAND TOTAL at Walgreen's- $13.47

These deals are good at Walgreen's until Saturday, May 28th. :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pray For Joplin

As we all know, the devastation in Joplin is just heart wrenching. I have been glued to the TV since yesterday...oh, and the Facebook pages (Joplin Tornado Citizen Check and Help Find Will Norton) will seriously have you in tears feeling so helpless. I thank God that the one family I know there was all safe and sound. PTL! 

I think it is just in my nature to want to drop everything and go there to do anything I can to help out. Like for's tugging at my heart like crazy. If you read those FB pages, it just person after person looking for their loved ones. And since they're moving everyone to hospitals within a 100 mile radius in every direction, it's almost impossible to find anyone. :(

In case there is anyone like myself, wondering what in the world I can do to help from afar...I have a few ideas. First and foremost, The Red Cross. You can text 90999 to make a donation to the Red Cross. They will automatically add it to your phone bill. You can also donate $10 to the Joplin Relief Fund by texting "JOPLIN" to 864833. There is also some people in Joplin who have a t-shirt shop and are making these t-shirts (like the picture above) and donating 100% to the Red Cross. 

You're God of this city, You're King of these people, 
You're Lord of this nation, You are.

You're the light in this darkness, You're the hope to the hopeless, You're peace to the restless, You are.

There is no one like our God
There is no one like out God

Greater things have yet to come
A greater things are still to be done in this city....

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I'm playing along with Keely's Getting to Know You questions today...Enjoy.

1. what's your favorite rainy day activity?
Sleeping and catching up on my DVR

2. what time do you go to bed?
Usually around 11

3. how many magazines do you subscribe to?
I subscribe to Lucky and my Grandma bought me a subscription to Better Homes and Gardens. 

4. did you sell all your belongings because you thought the world was ending yesterday?
NO...actually I went shopping. 
Mark 13:32

5. what's your beauty obsession?
Bare Minerals powder!

6. if you could only wear one designer/brand for the rest of your life...what would it be?
Forever 21

7. what's your summer must have?
 A tan and some Australian Gold {bronzer!

8. do you make weekly dinner menus?
Kind of...I try to go to the store on Sunday or Monday and we usually come up with meals before we go. So, yes we plan them just not for certain days.


Just had to share...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Every Girl Dreams Of...

Have you seen the Youtube video for The Greatest Marriage Proposal Ever this weekend? I heard them talking about it on the radio yesterday and then forgot to go check it out. Then, tonight saw that Kristen posted the video, so I watched it. WOW! For one ever!  I thought I'd share what was happening Saturday night while I was....out looking for cars {not for me, Lovebug}

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

So What Wednesday

Today I'm linking up with Shannon over at Life After I Dew for So What Wednesday


...if I'm laying on the couch doing absolutely nothing when I should be doing the dishes that are overflowing from my sink...or for that matter, cooking dinner!

...if the Mav's won the first game of the series. OKC's going to win it all!!!

...if I really haven't taught math a lot this week. 

...if  I ate 3 cinnamon rolls today

...if I haven't worked out in 2 weeks

...if I've really sucked at blogging lately. 

...if I love couponing. It's fun to me and I've already saved a TON of money!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Summer Swap

Are you ready for summer?!  
Sign up over at Aly's blog for a great summer swap :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Multicultural Day

In case you've been wondering where I've you go. I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting ready for our 2nd Annual Multicultural Day at my school. I stole this idea from a friend at another school about a year and a half ago and have been busy ever since making into our own tradition.

This year's theme was Highlander Airlines. We made a stop on 6 different continents. We visited Australia, Brazil, Japan. Mexico, South Africa and Sweden. We start right at 8:30 and go until 3:05. Non-stop learning everything we can about the countries. There is music, food, crafts, learning about the culture and language...basically creating awareness and respect for new countries each year.

I have a few iPhone pictures to share. I'll apologize now for the quality of the pictures...hopefully you can get an idea of how our day was.

 In PE...learning Brazilian Dances
Yes, that is a pond in a classroom
 The Great Barrier Reef in the background
They had a guest speaker who brought native Australian animals to share
 Sydney Opera House
The kids wore passports all day and got stamped as they entered each country
 Making Zulu Beads
 Learning colors in Zulu
Guest appearance by Pippi Longstocking!
 We learned about the Dala Horse, went around the May Poll, Cross Country Skied, 
and made St. Lucia Hats/ Crowns
Lunchtime Entertainment:  Folklorico Dancers
Me posing in front of our duck tape creation. :)
 My teammate and I...
she's a faithful stalker follower of Katielately :) 
The Mercado in Brazil
 Our Brazilian Guest Speakers
We had tortilla making demonstration and made maracas
Japanese Dancers

Whew! Do you see NOW why I've been M.I.A. lately?!?

Friday, May 6, 2011

Up, Up and Away!

When I think an airplane birthday party, I'm immediately think "boy." But, what happens when a little 3 year old girl LOVES airplanes too? Recently, a friend of mine asked for ideas for her little girls birthday party this summer. She told me she loves airplanes so I searched. I've looked high and low and just about every birthday party idea is aimed for a boy. are my ideas of what you could use for a little girls party. Instead of the basic blue and red, for a girl I would use baby blues and corals. 

I love the ideas here. 
Such attention to detail. 
Look at the "Cloud Cookies" and the "Propeller Pops"
The Runway table set up

In Flight Meals. 
Lunches pre-packaged wrapped with scrapbook paper

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Whoo Hoo!

I woke up this morning, got ready for church, left the house and looked to the west and saw big, black, scary clouds. Hmm...quickly I clicked my radar app on my phone and saw a HUGE storm right over the area I was headed. Re-verse! I headed right back into the garage. No thank you...I can watch the live streaming on the internet. :)

So as I am waiting for church to start, I decided to check my blog to see if we hit our goal...guess what?!? WE DID IT!!! 101 followers! Wow...even I am impressed! I know I didn't say I was going to do this, but I am. I want to spotlight follower #100. Kelly from The Girl in the Blue Glasses was my 100th follower!

Thank you Kelly! 

This morning I have been obsessed with her blog! She is SUCH a talented artist and SO creative! She has the cutest almost 8 month old little boy and is a Junior High Art teacher turned stay at home mom. Kelly makes the cutest things including aprons, burp clothes, and these cool sketchbook pages. <---See below
What a fun way to remember the milestones in life. 

She also does tons of giveaways and how-to projects. I loved this book shelf idea she shows step by step how to do.
I hope you guys will go visit (and follow) Kelly, my 100th follower, and get tons of great ideas and inspiration. I know I am! :)