Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Crazy Busy!

It has been nuts around here! But I am getting sooo much done! :) Everyone is finally healthy again, and the packing is almost complete! We were going to move this weekend, but we didn't quite get all the painting done. So instead, we will be moving next weekend (the first week in February). I can't wait! I'll post some before and after pics of the house once we've moved in. :)

Alright, back to packing! Have a great day! :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Well, we are finally done with the stomach flu, thank goodness!! Of course now my kids have a cold of some sort, but I'll take that over the flu any day! I've been getting a good amount of packing done at the current house, and we are all set to finish painting the new house this weekend. I am hoping that we will be able to move next weekend! It's very exciting, I'm so happy that we will be closer to everyone (and everything), including both sets of grandparents. :) On today's list of things to do is finish packing the dining room and go through all the baby clothes and see what I want to bring with us. Wish me luck!

Have a healthy and productive day! :)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Good news and bad news

So the good new is: WE CLOSED ON THE HOUSE!!! :D I am soooooo happy! We'll be painting this weekend and if we get it all done, we can move in next weekend!!! :D The bad news is we closed Monday and the reason you are just hearing about this now is my whole family is just now getting over a very nasty stomach flu. YUCK! Luckily the kids didn't get it that bad, but it laid my husband and I flat! I was almost afraid we wouldn't make it to closing, but luckily my husband I didn't get sick till Tuesday. Anyway, in summary we got a house! And the flu is NOT fun. I'll keep you updated!

Stay well everyone! :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog...

...for a special news update! We are closing on our house this Friday! :D :D :D I just got an email about it this morning! I can't believe it, we are actually getting our first house!!! :D Originally we didn't think we'd be closing till the middle or end of the month. This is great news, except for the fact, that I haven't started packing yet! Ahhh!!! Okay, okay, it isn't that bad. I did start some packing, but I guess I need to get my butt in gear and [dun Dun DUN] get off the internet for awhile. :( Well, sort of. I couldn't give the internet up cold turkey if you paid me, but it does mean, that I'm going to put my Etsy shop and my blog on vacation, at least until we get settled at the new house. That will probably be 2 about weeks (hopefully). I'll still be doing some micro-posting (most likely), but no features or themes until after the move. :( So until then, have a great January and I'll see you in the future!

Jennie :)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Okay, I'm adding one to the list.

Yesterday I decided that since I had some free time, I would start getting today's post together ahead of time. Good idea right? Well apparently not so much... You see one of the cool things about Wikipedia, is also one of things that can make it a pain to use: it is always changing! People update it constantly, honing its facts, adding information (and even whole articles), and then moving them, or taking them down depending on their accuracy and relevance. Well, yesterday when I looked at the New Year's resolutions article, one of the bullets points was "Keeping an updated journal." I thought that was appropriate as I think it would also apply to blogs, so I chose that point to use as today's resolution. I then went ahead and picked out the pieces I was going to use, so today I would only have to type up the beginning part. Yay for being on top of things! However, upon returning to wiki to add the link to today's post, I have discovered that the bullet point I was using is gone! I guess the powers that be (or the really bored person who was up last night) decided this particular point was not referenced right or something and removed it from the list. :(

However, I stand by my decision and will continue on with today's theme, mainly cause it's done already, but also because as a blogger, I think it is an excellent idea for a New Year's resolution! :D So if you are like me and have trouble updating your blog or journal regularly, then you should check out these lovely blank notebook journals from Etsy. Maybe their uniqueness and simple beauty will inspire you to write more! :)

Wood Book with Historical Binding by MaryJaneHenley

The Letter B - Alphabet Journal by krispix

Book with a Build Your Own Cover by moonlightbindery

Far Far Away Blank Notebook by ardden

The Jellyfish 1885 Victorian Etching Journal by TheBlackSpotBooks

Hand Dyed Quilted Fabric Journal Cover by rubymountaindyeworks

Have a successful day! :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

A Wise Man Once Said...

... a penny saved is a penny earned. In my youth, I wasn't very good at saving money, because back then it didn't seem very important to me. I mean, what would I have saved my money for? My parents pretty much paid for everything, so it came down to, do I want to by that candy bar now? Or should I save up for the new video game coming out? Not a lot of motivation to save money there.

Now that I'm older, I have kids, I have bills, my husband and I are buying our first house, and now saving money is not only important, but 100% necessary! I'm a mature adult now (well most of the time), and my spending habits have improved greatly, but that's not because I wanted them to, it's because if they didn't I would still be living at my parents house! So while I have figured out how to save money like a responsible adult, I still think I could use a money saving attitude adjustment. ;)

So today's resolution from the list is: Saving Money. If you are having problems saving money because you like to shop too much, this is probably NOT the right blog to be reading. But, if you maybe got a little bit of extra money for Christmas (or Hanukkah, etc.) that you were told to spend on something for yourself, then go right ahead, and check out today's "money saving" finds!

Quarterly Earnings Piggy Bank Sculpture by Jtnee

Mango Sage Ancient Coin Soap by TwinDreamCreations

Bottom Line Original Oil Painting by BlueBond

Stoneware Piggy Bank Family by RsLangArtPottery

Vintage Pink Piggy Bank by BrightWallVintage

Money Talks 11 x 14 Print by austinsplace

Have a thrifty day! :D

Saturday, January 2, 2010

I've decided something...

... It is much harder to get stuff done on my blog, when my husband is home. It's not his fault per se, I just don't seem to be as motivated to be online, when there are other adults around to talk to. But enough with excuses, on to today's theme! I was thinking yesterday about New Year's resolutions. I normally don't make one, because I generally don't end up keeping them. But that did get me thinking about what the most popular resolutions are. I found a list on wikipedia (one of my most favorite places to surf besides Etsy) and thought, "Hey, these would make a good set of themes for my blog!" So that's what I'm going to do. For the next week or so, I'm my blog's theme is going to be New Year's resolutions! Have one that's not on the wiki list that you'd like me to try? Post your idea in the comments section, and I'll see what I can do. ;)

Today's resolution is one that my husband is always on my case about: eating more fruits and vegetables! According to the United States Department of Agriculture's food pyramid, the average adult needs between 2 - 3 cups of vegetables and 1-1/2 - 2 cups of fruit a day (depending on age, weight, etc.). Fruits and vegetable contain essential vitamins and minerals not found in other foods, plus valuable fiber that helps our bodies run properly. I know I don't get enough vegetables and most days I tend to just barely sneak by with enough fruit. So if you are like me this might be a good time to resolve to eat more of these two neglected food groups! Enjoy these yummy looking examples of healthiness, while you think about how you can fit some more of them into your diet!

Lime Green 5x7 Signed Photo Print by candyfactory

Jingle Peach Needle Felted Baby Toy with Bell by FeltFarm

Vintage 40s Glass Fruit Bead Bracelet by AppleBun

Red Pepper Other Half Oil Painting by ihoegner

Asparagus 9-1 - Canvas Giclee Print by billchisholm

Dollhouse Miniature Carrots and Potatoes by fairchildart

If you are stuck for ideas on how to fit more fruits and veges into your diet, check out The World's Healthiest Foods. They have a bunch of really yummy, free recipes, using foods that give you the most nutritious bang for your buck! My favorite so far is the Garlic Shrimp Salad with asparagus, tomatoes, and goat cheese! Now that I've made myself hungry, I think I'll go have an apple! Have a healthy day! ;)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

So this is it, 2010. With half open eyes and not enough sleep, it kinda looks the same as 2009. ;) It does feel nice to start fresh though. I'm going to be buying a new house and moving this month (hopefully this month). My kids are getting older, and more interactive. It seems like this year has a lot of potential. :) I hope this year your outlook is bright and your new year is a happy one! Sorry there's no pics for today, I think my resolution for this year will be to get more organized so I don't miss so many posts! Happy New Year!

Jennie :)


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