Saturday, October 31, 2009

Everything Loved in October

October was a an eventful month! We attended an annual Fish Fry which is always so much fun, had a double diaper shower for two of my girlfriends who are having baby girls; one is due in November and the other is due in March, and had a going away party for my sweet brother Garrett who enlisted in the Army. He shipped off for boot camp at Fort Leonard Wood, MO on October 26th. He was originally suppose to go in November, but that day was always subject to change with him changing job titles. I also went to two great craft shows and came home with some new home decor'(I know, I really need to add pictures, I have been so bad about this) and attended one of my high school best friends bachelorette party! I also had JURY DUTY this month and of course I was picked. Luckily during the first day of trial, the case ended up being dismissed around noon, I had the rest of the day off and still got paid from work and my $46.00 for doing my civil duty. Wheew...that was a lot, on to my everything loved.

Reece's Pieces! Oh my how I have rediscovered how much I love these fall colored peanut butter goodies! I have probably gone through two whole bags of these this month, having a big handful a day as my treat! These have even been better than chocolate lately!
I came across this Dish Drying Mat at where else but, Bed, Bath and Beyond! I thought to myself, Wow how much use I would get out of something like that. When we lived in our old apartment I used a small dish drying rack; it wasn't really in the way of anything. At our new home, I got rid of the dish drying rack; I did not prefer to continue using one because I never really liked how it looked out and it was going to take up too much counter space than I wanted. Instead, I would use a dish towel on the counter for the certain dishes that I only hand washed, then when they dried, I could easily remove the towel and I had my counter space again. Since discovering, buying and using this, I am just so in LOVE with it! It is soft, plush with padding, medium size, washable, fold able and stylish. And the best part, it is only $4.99!
I totally forgot to post about this from the end of the summer. I finally bought me a Pantry Door Organizer Unit. I grew up with my mom having one on both her pantry's at our two houses and was very use to the idea and liked it. In our new home, I have a very nice sized pantry and did not think I would need this, but boy was I wrong. I have plenty of pantry storage but this became more of a function thing for me as well as storage. I have all my spices on the top two shelves, then I have my cooking oil, Pam, vinegar and steamer bags on the third shelve, then I have zip lock bags (snack, medium, large sizes), foil, saran wrap, and cling wrap on the bottom two shelves. All of these items are now a lot easier to get to and use. I will post a pic soon. I have the larger one on the right and my the hubs screwed it to the door so it stays perfectly in place. I also got this at the BB&B!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday--Your True Being

You don't get wormy apples off a healthy tree, nor good apples off a diseased tree. The health of the apple tells the health of the tree. You must begin with your own life-giving lives. It's who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds.

Luke 6:43-45

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"It's Just A Bunch of Hocus Pocus"

"A muck, a muck, a muck, a muck, a muck!" You read me right, Disney's HOCUS POCUS is on ABC's Family Channel tonight. Excited is an understatement!!! This movie has been a favorite of mine for probably over a decade now. I do own it and most definitely watch it this time of year not only when it comes on TV but whenever my young at heart spirit wants to pop in the DVD. This movie is also one of the constant reminders of why fall is my favorite season and that Halloween is just around the corner! Remember, "It's just a bunch of Hocus Pocus!"

"In the year 1693, sisters, Winifred, Mary and Sarah were executed for their unforgivable witchcraft. They captured and sucked the life out of children. Just before their execution, Winifred made a curse - a curse that when a virgin lights the black flame candle on Halloween light, in their house, they shall return ... 1993, 300 years later, Max decides to light the candle in order to scare his irritating sister Dani and his wannabe girlfriend Alison. Now, the three Witches are back ready for a night of fun, magic and horror in the now modern area of Salem."

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday--LIFE

"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it."
~ Mother Teresa

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday--Just Another Day

"Life isn't supposed to be an all or nothing battle between misery & bliss. Life isn't supposed to be a battle at all. When it comes to happiness, well sometimes life is just ok, sometimes it's comfortable, sometimes wonderful, sometimes boring, sometimes unpleasant. When your day's not perfect, it's not a failure or a terrible loss, It's just another day..."

I am slowing realizing that it is ok if not all my days are fabulous and wonderful and filled with joy and surprises. It's perfectly fine to have just those 'average' type of days. Each day is different and will usually bring most of the same everyday task that we do everyday. Some days will be really great where you sometimes wish that this day will never end and some days will be so horrible and you just can't wait for the day to end, and some days are just pretty average. If those great, happy days where to happen everyday, we would not appreciate them as much compared to the not so happy day. And when the not so happy days come, we really do appreciate even the 'average' type of day.

All I know for sure, is everyday my day is filled with love, compainship, friendship, and the Lord; all of which I am forever greatful for, no matter what kind of day I am having.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday--Live Life to the Fullest

Live life FULLY while you're here. Experience EVERYTHING. Take care of YOURSELF, your FAMILY and FRIENDS. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up. You're probably going to anyways, so you might as well ENJOY the process. Take the opportunity to LEARN from your mistakes; find the cause of your problem and ELIMINATE it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being HUMAN!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday--Good Ole' Pumpkin

Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all the yucky stuff--including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then, He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see.

I figured this would be fitting for the first day of October seeing that pumpkins do seem to be on so many peoples mind!