Friday, May 10, 2019

Mothers Day Banner

When God created mothers

All as lovely as can be

He made one extra special and saved her just for me

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

A time to prepare

Here is what I do during lent its easy and feels so satisfying. 

Wishing you peace and love on this blessed Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Spring chores

I have a list of chores that I've been thinking about in my head all winter some need immediate attention while others I think we can get too eventually.  This list keeps getting longer and longer as I add things I want.

  • Spiders....We have tons of them.  I need to get my entire yard exterminated. Webs are everywhere. I sometimes run right into them early in the morning when taking the garbage can to the curb and have to take off the icky sticky film from my face and arms yuck
  • Fence painting
  • Tree house stairs needs painting
  • Trees need trimming
  • Landscaping more plants in back yard (WANT)
  • Front door needs painting
  • Back door needs painting
  • Raking 
  • Power washing back porch
  • Window washing
  • Garage organizing
  • Inside repairs
  • Master bathroom shower needs repair
  • Kitchen painting  (WANT)
  • Dining room painting (WANT)
  • Ceiling repair in living room
  • New window treatments ( WANT)
  • Crown molding on 3 windows ( WANT)
  • Outside trimming needs painting
  • Dormers need painting
  • Soffit repair and painting

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Daddy's Valentine

Dear Dad

You will always 

Be my first

And favorite 


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bills and passwords

Do you have a system for paying bills?

Does this ever happen to you?

I am so embarrassed to say that I don't pay bills.   I have in the past but, somehow my husband took over that wonderful task. 

Today, while sitting for an oil change and inspection in the waiting room of Fire Stone a lady who works there approached me and said she needed proof of insurance card I didn't have it.  She let me go home to download a copy and print. I went home quickly and after what seemed an eternity playing around with different passwords and trying to remember I, finally re set it .

 Our system is a notebook all the bills are written in that notebook. Everything is paid all at once on a certain day online.  I just need to remember websites and passwords.  Please share if you have a better way.

I need to get it together ASAP

  1. Do you have a bill paying system? 
  2. Do you pay all your bills online?
  3. Do you use the same password for everything?
  4. Do you have a place where you store all your passwords?

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Five years of play

These past five years have been full of learning activities

Non stop play

More play

Lazy hammock days

More activities

More play

Days full of cozy reading

I can't hardly believe she will be starting Kindergarten in August. My heart is so full of different emotions.  I feel like these past years just flew.   Where did they go?..

 I still remember bringing her home and not believing she was ours.   I was in love and felt so blessed and thankful she was home. 

That winter I kept her home most of the time swaddled in her blanket safe from the public germs . They told us at the hospital about whooping cough and it scared me so much I hardly went anywhere.  We quickly bonded and months passed. I wanted her to learn through play so, I did my research on child development and found activities on Pinterest  at night I would set her table with a different activities so in the morning we were ready and set to go.

Together we played and she learned so much. I will always treasure these years always.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Turning 49

 January 19th 1970






I just realized something. I don't have many pictures of myself  I, am always the one behind the camera, and have always been uncomfortable about my appearance and weight that I have consciously let years go by without taking pictures. I think about it now that I have a daughter and think how ridiculous it is. I don't ever want to teach her to be self conscious yet, here I am with my hand over the camera lens saying " no not me I look bad right now"  This is me. The way God made me and intended for me to be. today I turn 48 and I don't want to miss any more photo opportunities because of my silliness.  

 At 48 I, also realize how much joy and peace family brings me . I am perfectly content spending quiet evenings with them, then having to be seen socially.  I enjoy my little world around me and it warms my heart to feel the love of true friends.

 I have learned that a simple life of unnecessary obligations and hectic schedules brings comfort and peace to my soul. 

 I have had my share of hard knocks I also like to call them learning experiences ha ha.  Life has a funny way of teaching us important lessons that I feel are opportunities for us to grow from and learn from. I've learned you can't please everyone and accepting and learning from our mistakes is a crucial part of growing and getting older.

 So, on this special day of mine, I thank God for all his blessings he has bestowed upon me and my family. I thank him for my health and another year of joyous life.   I ask him to bring calming peace to me on days I am down. I ask him to guide and protect me and bring me wisdom and strength when life's challenges are overwhelming.  

I AM 49


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Monday, December 31, 2018

New year goals

Hoping everyone had a blessed Christmas. We sure did and although I feel like it just flew crazy fast It was great being around family. We didn't get any of the snow I was hoping for but we had wonderful shorts and flip flop weather that, I am definitely grateful for.  Now that Christmas is behind us and we await the new year I have been thinking a lot of goals and things Id like to accomplish and actually do. 



 This is something that is super duper important to me. I have been thinking a lot about saving so much so that I have already started a secret stash but, I got even more motivated when over Christmas my niece Bailey who is nineteen years and has a part-time job at Michaels nonchalantly mentioned that she had saved over three thousand dollars putting away sixty percent of her earnings for a rainy day keeping only forty percent for herself.  I was blown away.   There has been many times we've spent money carefree on stuff that really had no purpose.  Little things here and there that could've really added up if saved.  I want this goal to be a priority and a long term lifestyle change for us. We all get  financial surprises that life throws are way so, why not be prepared with an emergency fund for that rainy day?  There are a lot of  money challenge charts on Pinterest to me this one I downloaded is the easiest. I think I can actually follow. 


I desperately need one. I am starting to see the effects of sun damaged skin and aging all at once. I started the Cindy Crawford line last year but, I hate auto ship and so I just stopped. I need an easy one a good one.  One I could stick to and not spend hours in front of the bathroom mirror .  which brings me to 


I always feel a little guilty when having a little me time.  Whether its reading, blogging,or spending a few extra minutes on my make-up.   This coming year I, pledge to stop that nonsense and focus on self care, happiness and things that will restore my energy which brings me to ....


One way or another its going to happen.

Happy New year!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Wishing for snow

Remembering the miracle of Dec 8th 2017
A rare snow event that just does not happen in South Texas
A Christmas miracle
Second time in history 
The valley had ever seen snow
Wishing for a cold day 
A little snow 


 A cozy fire

Friday, December 14, 2018

Morning thoughts

Sitting here sipping my morning coffee staring out the window, I see my chores waiting 


 as falling leaves between my flower beds are starting to become an eye sore I wonder
if, I should just wait till they all fall or dive right into a raking project?

I am thinking about baking?


Irmas Sweet shop is around the corner 


Who wants to bake when it in the 80s?

I still need to order about twenty dozen chicken & cheese in green sauce tamales from 


well, because Christmas just isn't Christmas without tamales..

We also need to make some time to go visit Hidalgo festival of lights. 


before Christmas

My sister calls me and says



Now I am googling song lyrics and printing pamphlets


Wednesday, December 12, 2018


This is Tealyns second year in tumbling. When I signed her up, I was thinking this could be something fun and great for socialization with other girls her age.
Well, as it turns out there really isn't that many girls her age, ( she is the youngest) socialization isn't  until break time and learning skills is really hard and takes lots and lots of practice.
She worked really hard her first year to learn 

Forward roll
Backward roll
Cart wheel
Round off
Back walk over
Hand stand

All of this within a year.

Which earned her a spot, as a flyer on a competitive team with the Queen bees.  And
 although, I hate the make-up, the financial commitment, and all the mumbo jumbo that goes with it. She has made some good friends, looks forward to her practices, gets super excited about her competitions and is really determined to learn more skills. For now, she is loving every bit of it, and I couldn't be more prouder.

Go Tealyn!!