Oct 29, 2008

I'm back!!! Miss me...?????

Okay so I have been neglecting my blog for the last couple of weeks and I need to stop it out right now!!!! So I have been oober busy with the kids, daycare and girl scouts!!! It is all so fun though!!! Daycare is getting better...he is doing a little better he started counseling and it seems to be working :) I have also enrolled to take a course on children with behavioral setbacks...so I am excited about that it is in Topeka and its a weekend long and its FREE!!! And they have daycare provided...also free... so the kids and I will be taking a mini vacation:) Okay...girl scouts is sooo much fun this next week we are making homemade ornaments for a tree that we are purchasing to help our local pride committee...so anybody got any good tried and true recipes that I can do with them in 1 hour? I can make the dough ahead of time.... ??? Also I am hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at my home this year for both Chris and I's families!!!! I am sooooo excited...I have the invitations printed that I will be sending out on Friday and I have a menu started I am also sending the menu out 10 days before to guests who RSVP!!! I have my take settings picked out and the kids and I are making homemade cornucopias...I got the idea from good ol Martha... here....http://www.marthastewart.com/article/mini-cornucopias-and-door-arrangements?lnc=e49fdc53f03ee010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&rsc=collage_holiday_thanksgiving-holiday-crafts

I have also got a couple of Thanksgiving crafts for the kids to do... I am soooo excited!!!!

I have also been trying to get motivated to start my holiday crafts......seriously I need some motivation!!!! I have alot to be making.....:)

Also working on planning a cookie exchange with Taryn....its too cute her wanting to host one :0

In case I haven't bragged..which I haven't a couple of weeks ago Taryn entered in our local town homecomings Lip Sync contest....and....SHE WON!!!!! She sang Sugarlands...all I wanna dooooo....here it is on you tube so you can see it..... It is so wonderful... I am soo beyond proud...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-wm1pQ9b2k please feel free to leave me comments on how stinkin cute she was...sorry the video is so grainy...but you get the just of how awesome she is....also my mom has put Brocks first b-day party and the kids doing the pedal pull on there if ya wanna take a peak!!! Until next time folks....Love thy neighbor!!!!! Hugs and Kisses....Scoti
P.S. Alot of great giveaways going on too...so hurry on over and comment away!!! http://garagegramma.blogspot.com/ she is giving away the cutest towels...and man she is a hoot...
plus this awesome giveaway...but don't enter as I will be winning this...lol just kidding hurry on over drawing is November 1st!! http://charsethman.blogspot.com/2008/10/soggy-saturday-birthday-giveaway.html
so here are the two that I had time to post up today I will be back tomorrow... :)

Oct 15, 2008


My mil and myself have some fresh bittersweet for sale.... and I wanted to give my blogging friends first chance to buy some......If your interested.....email me at taryns_1mom@hotmail.com to place your order.....Cost will be $5.99 a bunch (20 stems) plus shipping, just supply me with your zip code so I can give your exact shipping cost!!! Don't forget to order quick...this will be gone in a flash...I am putting it on ebay on Friday!!! Thanks Scoti

Oct 10, 2008

Its begining to look alot like fall :)

My new daycare sign!!!!!
this hangs on my front door :)

Well...things have calmed ever so slightly that I can blog a little....first off I just wanted to say to all of you out there that have a child with behavioral problems or care for a child with this problem....my heart goes out to you...one of the children I care for is so hard to get-a-long with for the other children, including his siblings and it is emotionally draining for me...I am completely exhausted...it is almost as if when he is in a mood...that it is 8-9 hours of complete hell.....so much of my things....have gotten broken in the last month...and its just saddening to watch it happen....discipline....i.e timeout and the corner...which I as a child FEARED....is nothing for him...he is just so destructive....it is just....blah...I feel as though I am in a funk..... just sad really...I feel as though when this child is here I am a prisoner of my own home....is this normal....am I just not meant to do daycare...

Well onto a happier note...Girl Scouts and Taryn has been sooooo much fun.... we are working on seat belt and bicycle safety...so we decided to make a float..... My Dearest Mommy painted up the float backer...tell me what ya think...

The little buckle up guy will be on the back of the float as we drive on by... :)

Also I have been doing a little fall decorating...

This last one is my tables little centerpiece...I am actually very proud of it...the little yellow tray came from a yard sale for .25...and the cinnamon twine balls were 3 for $1 and the scarecrows $1 each and the leaves $1.25 ...pumpkin $7....not too shabby if I do say so myself..... also wanted to let you know in the upcoming weeks I am going to be painting my china hutch black and distressing it.....If anyone knows and is willing to share...HOW DO YOU MAKE THOSE FAKE PANTRY PIES? I WANT TO MAKE SOME AND MY CREATIVE JUICES CAN'T QUITE FIGURE IT OUT!!!


Love thy neighbor.....


Oct 1, 2008


OKAY SO I HAVE BEEN SO BUSY...LIFE HAS ITS WAY OF THROWING YOU AS MANY CURVE BALLS SIMULTANEOUSLY AS IT POSSIBLY CAN..... So I have been super busy with the kids..daycare and my own.... And the baby shower......It was fabulous!!! Here are some pics. 90% of everything was homemade...I am soooo proud of it....please tell me whatcha think....here are some pics....

So whew...now that thats all done :)

Also in case I haven't told you I am Taryns Daisy Scout Leader...go me.....trying to keep 8, 5&6 years olds busy for 45 mins learning to earn patches is more work than I thought!!!!

Also I got my stocking swap partner, Mary from Gettysburg Homestead...which I wish I lived in her house... I love it all.... :) So I started on that...... As for crafting I haven't really gotten too busy with that...but I need to...like right now...tonight....I have many aprons to be making and cinnamon rolls and grubbied candles.... and on an on.... :)

If anyone knows and is willing to share..can someone please tell me how to make the star ornie bowl fillers...I mean is this a hand stitch project? I can't machine stitch them and get them turned out? I have a pattern...but no instructions and I guess I am just not getting it....lol.....I need help!!! Well Thanks for playing catch up tomorrow I will post pics of the Artsy swap i did and my pay it forward gift I got..... Also I am working on painting a distressing my hutch.....yikes..I am so nervous..... So until next time... PS I will be doing a Holiday Give-a-way.... sometime next month..things are just so insane around here..... XOXO

Love thy neighbor.....also thought for the day...Share with thy neighbor...if you haven't or even if you have take something to your neighbor and share...Its amazing how wonderful that all feels on both parties part to give and to receive something...especially if its homemade....post the comments on here of your random neighborly kindness.... Love Scoti