Monday, September 28, 2009

Crumpled Fun!!!

That is the name of my new Etsy store!!
Yikes... yet ANOTHER adventure for this crazy momma... but hey! I wouldn't be me without a crazy life full of adventure right??

It all started when I decided to make Chloe's halloween costume. I made a cute tinkbell "tutu" skirt. She calls it her fairy skirt and I had to PRY it off her skinny little body!

I was very proud of my new creation and posted pics of said fairy skirt on my facebook page. Within 24 hours I had 5 people asking me to make one or two or THREE for them for Christmas gifts. I evaluated costs, time, etc and figured out... I can do this!!
So.. I decided I would try my hand at Etsy and see if there are any takers.

I'm even more proud of the fact that I made my own shop "banner" with photoshop. I've NEVER done that before!! I've got Mad Skills!!

Check out the banner! There is only one skirt listed now... but more are being made daily! And I love making them!! FUN FOR ME!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Neil's new "RIG"

Yes... Neil got a new car! Actually a truck. It's pretty and RED and holds the whole family... we love it!! We got an AMAZING deal on it... you know I have awesome negotiating skills!

Here's our pretty new rig!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Check me out here!

I've officially been introduced on the Family Home Evening Blog!

That's right friends and followers... I'm a contributor of another great blog and I'm SO EXCITED!

I'll be writting a weekly article on food storage and emergency preparedness. So come check me and the other GREAT ladies out over there!! WOOT WOOT!! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

feeling a bit "porkish"

Yes... that was a hint, inuendo, reference, perception, etc. I have been hit by the FLU!

It all started with a scratchy throat and headache. So I popped some vit C, started chugging water, got lots of rest. 48 hours later it's a full blown, throat killing, ear ringing, head spinning, face exploding pandemic. Thank HEAVENS it hasn't passed to the kids!! All I want to do is lie in my misery with some warm broth, a chick-flick and gallons of NyQuil... but alas I am a mommy... NOT going to happen!

But I can wish and dream right?? The best part you ask?... we were exposed to the swine flu... LOVELY! So if I'm worse tomorrow... thought God knows that I wouldn't do well with that "blessing" I'm heading to the Dr to get checked. Can anyone say "oink"?

Oh.... yes... one more thing! Hubs was "not feeling well" yesterday when he got home. So I made baked potato soup and served him, he layed in bed all evening. MEN?!?!?!?

I must sign off with "de-bde-be-de... that's all folks!" ~ it's just TOO perfect!

Monday, September 7, 2009

UPDATE: Katie is making progress and is off sedation. They hope to have her off the ventilator by tomorrow evening. With no sedation she has become more aware of the gravity of the situation and was told this morning about the loss of her husband Ryan.

I can't even begin to imagine what emotions she is feeling right now! Her progress is nothing short of a miracle... please continue to pray for this wonderful family!

Updates can be read at:

Sunday, September 6, 2009


My dear blogger friends and fans... this is a desperate request for fasting and prayer!!

Our world has suffered a tragic loss. My friends, Kate and Ryan Alder were in a car accident on Friday on their way from Oregon to Utah. Ryan suffered a major head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident despite efforts to revive him. Kate also suffered head trauma and was airlifted to a trauma center in Reno where she is now. She had undergone surgery to relieve pressure on her brain. She is also being treated for numerous fractured bones, cuts and bruises. Their beautiful 3 month old daughter Cora did not suffer ANY injuries and is with grandma and grandpa right now in Reno. Kates parents, brother and sister in law are all there with her now.

This young family suffered a terrible loss! They need prayer!! Please pray for Kate's continued recovery and health, also for peace in her heart when she learns of her loss. Please pray for baby Cora and the wonderful grandparents that are her current caregivers. Please pray for all of those that are helping this family in Reno and those here at home that they may continue to do so.

My heart is aching and the only think I can think to do is pray... please join me!!