Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!! {The Best Mother's Day Ever!}

I wanted to wish all of you mama's a Happy Mother's Day!

I had a wonderful day spending time with my family. We had a very nice lunch with my Dad, Mom, Uncle and Aunt. Before we left the house I received these heart warming cards from my kiddos...

The front of my son's card. It says, "Your so beautiful, I can't handle it. But, when I see your beauty, it makes me want to cry a little bit."

The inside left of my son's card. It says, "A special thanks from me to you, a day just to you. Now, I give you this card, with no regard, from me to you, to make you smile is what I do." There is a flower in a vase that reads, "It's not real, so don't try to take it off the paper." And a diamond ring in a box that says, "Trust me, it was hard to get that ring into that case."

The inside right of my son's card. It says, "Connect the stars" with stars in the shape of a heart and a poem...
"I love you very much, and don't ever think I do things to you to be mean or annoying, it's always to make my only and favorite mom laugh." Happy Mother's day... "Hugs incoming!"

The front of my daughter's card. I love that she thinks I'm cool, terrific and awesome. Don't you just love how she had to write "upside down."

The inside left of my daughter's card. Poem: Lots of life has gone by since we'd sit around and play. Under water colored skies. Time and I just flew away. Of all the precious gifts you gave me, my favorite one was love. I will always be your baby. Happy Mother's Day!

The inside right of my daughter's card. On the pocket it says, "You're not just a mom. You're a cleaning machine! You love to help people out and be a generous person. Thank you for all the support."

Oh my goodness! They make me laugh! I love them two!

After lunch, my Mom, the kiddos and I headed out to JCPenney to get them some new school shoes. Theirs were in pretty bad shape and no matter how much I kept my fingers crossed that they would make it until the end of school, it just wasn't happening. I also got me some new flip flops!

Next we made a trip to Cato's! I love me some Cato's! My Uncle and Aunt gave me a gift card for Mother's Day and I couldn't wait to spend it! I think my daughter tried on every single pair of shoes they had.

There were so many goodies that I wanted to get, but I had to stay strong! I had to resist the temptation! For now. So, I found a cute pair of shorts and a flower headband for my daughter.

I loved spending the day with my Mom and I'm a bit upset that I didn't take any pictures of her. I think I was just enjoying my time with them all so much, that it completely slipped my mind.

Since I forgot, I dug up a couple of my favorite pictures of my beautiful Mom. I love her to pieces! She's always there for me when I need her.

I hope you all had a fabulous day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Truncated Posts and Commenting - Opinions Needed

The last few hours I have been reading about blogging. I'm always interested in learning new things that I can use or do that will help make me a better blogger.

There are two things that I have always struggled with and I need your opinions.

1. Truncated Posts.
Love em or hate em?

For those of you that aren't sure what truncated posts are...They are posts that have a few sentences showing and then you will have to click that will take you to the full post.

The main reason why I started doing this on my blog was to have my blog load quicker (especially on Fridays for the linky party).

2. Commenting.
Do you prefer bloggers respond to your comments via email or on your blog? Or do you respond to comments on your blog?

I tend to reply via email when the e-mail address is available, but reply to a commenter on their blog when they are a no-reply blogger.

What do you prefer?

Random Pictures From Yesterday

I couldn't wait to get back home after our trip to see the hubster's doctor. We basically went to discuss the first denial of his back surgery. We decided to try again... now we wait.

I just wanted to share a few pictures that I took yesterday. I did post a couple of them on Facebook, but sharing them here as well. I'm sorry some of them aren't that great. I took them on my iphone.

The Monolithic Dome Institute in Italy, Texas. This place kind of weirds me out.

Entering Dallas, Texas.
While waiting to speak to the doctor, I snapped a picture of this poster.
Some of the traffic we had to deal with on the way back home. I think we were going 10mph here.
Medieval Times. I would love to go here someday.
Sorry about the blurriness! Coors Light Waterfall! I'm not big on beer but I think this is pretty neat!
The sky when we got home.
And another sky pic!
My Mother's Day gift to my Mom. I was excited to get this wrapped up!
 Going to Dallas doesn't bother me, but the traffic... wowza! I don't think I could ever get used to that! Do you have heavy traffic in your area?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Functional Friday Linky Party #31

We're off to see the doctor tomorrow. Yay! Road trip! Once this is out of the way, I'm hoping to get my boohiney in gear and work on some projects!

In case you missed it....
Photo Mat Turned Decorative Magnetic Frame
You can click here to see how I made this fridge frame!

Let's get started with Functional Friday!

Each project/recipe that is featured will be pinned to my Pinterest boards!

Here are a few submissions from last weeks link up that made me want to get all functional and stuff...

Potting Table Made From A Pallet
This Potting Table is adorable! I so want one! Shared by 2 Crafty 4 My Skirt.
Shabby Repurposed Table
I have the perfect spot for this Shabby Repurposed Table shared by Made in a Day!
Newspaper Nail Art
DIY Newspaper Nail Art... too cute! Shared by Loving this {crazy} life!
Cupcake Liner Peonies
How adorable are these Cupcake Liner Peonies shared by Twigg Studios?! Love how she showed us how they could be used on packaging!
 Were you featured? You can grab the button below...

Thank you so much to everyone that participated last week!

Now, it's time for you to link your goodies!

You can link up by:
* Linking to the web address of your blog post, not your blog home page (please).
* Adding a title.
* Selecting a photo.
* Grabbing the button below and adding it to your post or sidebar. It helps to keep this party going!
* You don't have to, but it would be great if you could share this party on your Facebook or Twitter page.
* Please link your craft projects, DIY projects, recipes, tutorials, housewife-y or homemaking posts. Feel free to link as many as you like!

Please visit a few other links and leave a comment.

If you would like to start your own linky party, you can do so by clicking this cute little guy...
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