Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vintage Thursday

Hello everyone! Its that time of week again for Vintage Thursday that to Confessions of an Apron Queen.

First up is a dresser that I got at a garage sale for only $30! What a find! I think I will someday replace the white knobs with some glass ones, how pretty that would be!

This is really not vintage I guess but I just wanted to share it. It is a Cathederal Window quilt that my mom made for me. I was 19 when I recieved it, she was sick with cancer and and barely had enough to finish it before she got really bad off. I have it hanging on a decorative curtain rod above my bed. It is all hand sewn. I love it!

There are bits of fabric from my clothes from when I was a little girl in it, as well as fabric from my mommy's.
Whenever I look at it, it tells me how much she loved me, with every stitch!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's Vintage Things Thursday!

I thought it would be fun to participate in Vintage Things Thursdays that is hosted at Confessions of an Apron Queen. It is so fun to look and see what everyone has, I love vintage things. Be sure to stop by and see what everyone else is posting. Okay, here is my vintage item:

My mom always had this little figurine of a red haired girl in her bedroom. Whe she died, this was one of things I took that belonged to her. I think my mom liked it because her three daughters were redheads.

She has a crack right in the middle where she has been broken and glued. I love her! Maybe one day I can pass it onto my little red haired girl...


Okay so, Carmen over at Mom to the Screaming Masses was doing this over at her site and I thought it looked like something fun to do when your setting around with nothing else fun to do.. hehe so here is how you do it..
We are supposed to Google ourselves and list 5 facts that are floating around out there on the Internet.

1. I gave $10,000 in Political Campaign contributions in 2006. Yea.. right.. if I had that kind of money it sure wouldn't go to political contributions.

2. Apparently I am a really good softball player! Who knew!

3. I am a chiropractor in Ohio.

4. I am a third grade teacher.. how fun!

5. I am a Women’s Ministries Coordinator!

I am talented people! If you are reading this, please consider yourself tagged!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

A little savings..

I had to go out to the doc's today and thought while I was out I would go by Target and see what kind of deals I could find that were listed over at Money Saving Mom. I found the following..

The only thing I had to pay for were the hamburger buns, which I needed for dinner tonight. Everything for 2 bucks and some change! Not a huge lot, but I will take anything that I can get for free.
Speaking of the doctor, he said that my anemia is gone! Whoo hoo! He is still concerned about what caused it in the first place, but I am just happy that that my iron supplements worked. Now I have eustation tube dysfunction, which we hope will cure with treatment of Sudafed. If not I will have to see a ENT doc about a possible tube insertion. I tell ya, the fun never ends around here.
I purchased Sonlight Core 100 for my son's homeschool course this fall. I have heard some great things about Sonlight, my son likes to read, so I decided to give it a try. It is very expensive IMHO, but its worth it if my son likes it, plus I can save it for my daughter. It is also highly resellable if they don't like it. Okay, I'm outta here.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I can't wait for sleep

So, I had my sleep study follow up today. The doc said that I have mild sleep apnea. I will be having a titration sleep study this Saturday to find out which CPAP mask will work best for me and at what pressure etc. Basically, the night of my sleep study I was asleep about 429 minutes but of those total minutes, I was woken up 200 some times because every time I would reach the dream state of sleep I would start snoring and wake myself up. The first hour I was asleep I was woken 29 times, just in that hour.. geez! Does that make sense? LOL, I'm tired. Also my Circandian Rythm is totally out of wack. So, he has prescribed me Rozerem. Hopefully by the last part of August (that is when my next FU is), I will be getting some kind of quality sleep.
In other news, my dh and dd went camping. DS and I went out Saturday night to swim and cookout.. Here are some pics my hubby took.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

3 Favorite Things Contest!

Karen over at Between the Worlds is having a 3 Favorite Things contest. She is giving away a $10.00 Starbucks giftcard and I can feel a Caramel Frapaccino calling my name! This was a first full year of homeschooling, it was challenging yet very rewarding, I loved having my kids home with me where they belong. Okay so lets see if I can come up with 3 favorite things..

1. Teaching Textbooks Geometry. There is no way that I could have taught my son Geometry, this program is like a classroom, you hear your teacher and he teaches you on a virtual "chalkboard". The program comes with solutions as well so if your student is having trouble he can get help.

2. My public library. We all would be broke if we had to buy all the books we needed for reports, projects etc.

3. Lapbooking. This was totally up my daughters alley, as Lapbooking incorporates "arty" type work and my daughter is totally up for cutting things out, and coloring.

So, although not exciting these were my favorite things this past school year. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


These are my gorgeous sunflowers! I just love how tall they get, and how beautiful they are. And we were enjoying them alot until..

Somone decided to hop our fence and cut them down.. I mean seriously, who does crap like this? I know it shouldn't really surprise me that this happened but still... WHATEVER!! I know they didn't fall off from the wind etc because they are nowhere to be found.,. seriously.. I was so mad! Humpf.. stupid people..