Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas Ya'll

May you holiday season be MeRRY & Bright!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

I Am A Bad Blogger

I know I am a bad blogger - I admitt it! There, I said it out loud!! I think about it all the time and just never get there to do it or make time. I take picturess of stuff I want to share, bookmark them online of cool stuff I see and it just never makes it here.

Well, I went back to work full time in August as the school as a Librarian for the school my daughter goes to - it's a Private Pre 3- 12th grade school. Not too big - perfectly perfect in every way. So I have had my hands full to say the least. Not to mention some adjustments in my hubby's work schedule - so my hands really are FULL!

I am hoping to figure things out and how to juggle all of it better as the year goes on. Right? SURE!! I hope.

Well, with that said and a house full of sleeping peeps - let me share a few new blogs I have found - because I might not blog BUT  I still surf them on a regular basis!!

I found this one this morning and there is an awesome tutorial to make a tree skirt for your Christmas tree and it's super easy!!! Check out Smile and Wave. Tons of cute stuff to scroll through! :)

Another blog I have fallen IN LOVE with is this one! Craftily Every After by Miss Jessica. She is always coming up with sweet ideas or posting printables - I LOVE THE KEEP CALM ONES!!!! She has a great Christmas one she just posted that I just might have to make a drive to the big city to get some supplies!

Be sure to always check out links on blog side bars - you never know what great places you will end up landing!!


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful Days

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends!

PS - Check out this great blog!!!Craftily EvEr AFter.That's where the above picture came from. Jessica makes the best signs - I so love, love, love the "Keep Calm Posters"!! They are posted for you to save and print yoursel f- Go check it out!


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Super Reader in the House!

Today is an amazing day for me as a Mommy and even moreso for Miss Priss as a 3rd grader!

She made 100 AR Points today! Something she came close to in 1st grade at the end of the whole school year, but never quite made it. Last year in 2nd grade tried really hard, but just wasn't there.

So today in November with tons of school time left she made 100 points.

The sky is the limit now!!

Her Daddy and I are so proud of her!

Way to go my little Super Reader!!!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Spooky Fun

Check out some spooky fun over at Somewhat Simple! She has some great linky love and some great ideas to be posted of her own the week of Oct. 11th!!!

Go ahead - get scared!!!

SYS Thurs


Friday, October 1, 2010

M.I.A. Sighting!

Well I have been very M.I.A. these days, but have thought about blogging lots of days and just not gotten there!

I have been under a pile of books at Maddie's school since the beginning of August!

See I am the new Librarian at her school! :)
So when in doubt check me out at and see what I am doing.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Saturday ~

Ahhh, Saturday!

The last one before school starts on Tuesday.

Not much happening.

 Hanging out and hoping to head out to the pool.

Enjoy your last bit of summer!

We've had a change of plans - ha! I am no longer teaching art BUT the Librarian now at Southampton Academy!

Overwhelmed at first at the thought of switching- TOTALLY elated about the switch after digging in!

I have perged the library and rearranged and dreamed of books galore!

I even got to pre-order THE MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins this week. This is the 3rd book in her triliogy The Hunger Games which was the summer read for 7th-12th grade.

Watch for pictures of my "new home"! They will be coming as soon as I am finished tweaking it all!


Monday, July 19, 2010

School La La!

Last week I attacked my new classroom - yup - for those who don't know it - I am going back to work! FULL TIME!!!

Yes- I am the new Lower School Art Teacher at Southampton Academy!!!! OOO-La-La!!!! I am also the New Library Asst 2 days a week as well!!! 

My 1st full time job since Maddie was 1 year old!!

I made my name up there and put on the door marker! :) Cute, huh?

Here is a quick glance at my mess!!! It actually looks better here than it did if that is believable- ha! I'll give you a better peek at it once it is all put together. It will take several more days. I got  a ton done because my little helper had gone out of town to see her Granny and Poppa for a few days - hope the rest of this can be done and she will be a helper and not just make me crazy!

More later!! :)

PS - I will still e running Mary Martha & Co on Etsy - just not on a regular basis - SO- if you need something just email me!!


Monday, July 12, 2010

I Heart Blogs!

I love, love, love blogs!! I love surfing them, finding new things to try and the best thing - meeting new blogging gal pals. I love each of these women for different reasons and totally wish they all lived on my street!

So let me introduce you to some of my sweet ladies!

Crystal from Little Bit Funky!
She always has something really cool up her sleeves and 2 darling boys to boot!

Kristi from Everything Is Pink!
Is always finding some kind of junk and turning it into a treasure! Her girls are darling and I love their adventures!

Julie from Joy's Hope!
I feel totally connected to Julie - she inspires me to be a better Mommy and is a crafty gal too! her daughter's - well you want to eat them with a spoon!

Shelley from House of Smith's!
I love seeing their house transform into a home! She has great ideas!!

Kari from Ucreate!
This lady finds THE NEATEST blogs with all kinds of awesome stuff to try!

Meg from Whatever!
Well, her blog simply rocks! Her kiddos are the bomb and her pictures make me want to take better ones myself. Meg inspired my kitchen makeover!!

Like I said, I heart them all!!! If I could wrap them all up and move them to my street I would in a herat beat! We'd craft, play, take pictures, hang out and be buddies!

Take a minute and check out their blogs - I have a feeling you will love them as much as I do!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Oooops - A - Daisy!!

Biscuit isn't totally lovin' the new kitchen like the rest of us!! That is due to the new tile that she isn't too keen about walking on.

I put this HUGE old quilt down for Maddie to play on cuz she wants to be in her ALL the time like me ... but I think Biscuit is very thankful for the quilt so part of the time she doesn't have to walk on the tile.


She is such the baby!!

 I put this HUGE old quilt down for Maddie to play on cuz she wants to be in her ALL the time like me ... but I think Biscuit is very thankful for the quilt so part of the time she doesn't have to walk on the tile - she is such a little baby!!!

She hates to hardwood floors as well and only the old sewing room now family room and my bedroom have carpet. Poor pup!

Hope she'll get used to it and love it as much as the cat does! She comes in and stretches out on it these hot days forever.


Sunday, June 27, 2010


Friday we finished a week of Cheer Camp - Maddie cheering and Me driving and loving all her happiness and excitement!!

I want to thank East Coast Rage formerly Spirit All Stars in Suffolk, Va. What a great experience! 

Susan, Rachel, Haley, Mollie & Kayleigh - you girlies rocked!!


Now We're Cookin'

It's - almost done! All the major stuff is in and complete now - except the sink and hooking up the dishwasher! (Hopefully that will happen this week - no sink sucks!)

I am so psyched!!!! It is so beautiful!!! Even my Daddy loves it and he was totally not sold on the colors when I picked them out - now he wants to tear up his kitchen - ha!

The one thing left to do is get stools - I ordered them before the island was in and the ones I got are too tall :(
(See the one next to door - too tall. Short stool was for the desk part which is right behind the tall stool)

So will be ordering new stools just like the tall one, but shorter version - ONLY PROBLEM is Madison and JE want the little stools with no backs and I want backs. Hmmm? Now I am so confused- LOL!!! Just a problem, right? Well I have waited so long and want it all so right!

Will post more pictures later of all the cool things that are hidden behind those cabinet doors!

Enjoy your sneak peek!!

Can't wait to have everyone over after the other rooms are put back together! :)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Momma Wants One TOO!!! - PLEASE VOTE

Ok, so my friends Julie and Meg did this and JULIE WON!!!

So I am pleading with you all to slip over to Smile Generator and vote for my picture .. there is a possiblity that I could win an IPad .. maybe!

This is the link .. so go create a profile and vote .

This is the picture I submitted! Maddie "Bed Surfing" when we went to the Miley Concert last Nov. What great fun ... even I did it. I am pretty sure the people down stairs didn't like it, but I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard!!!!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Kitchen Update

This is my life since MARCH!!!! Yeah, you heard right!!! MARCH!!!

I still have no cabinets, BUT am suppose to get those installed this coming Friday!!! It can't get here fast enough either!!!

Of course I am tickled to death, but we still have several hurdles ---- floor to be measured for the new flooring, flooring installed, counter tops measured, counter tops installed, the appliances delivered and hooked up and then the touch up paint, shoe molding and crown molding!

So as I hit the big hurdle Friday there are several more to come which I pray will be speedier than the cabinets!

So this week I shall clean out the kitchen to make room for my lovely cabinets and clean out the old sewing room which will then become our family room.

Wonder where all the mess will go???

So busy week cleaning and trips to the pool sandwiched in there as well.

Maybe in a few weeks I will be able to actually cook and pull out the real dishes again!! Yes we have used paper plates and plastic utensils since March as well!


Friday, June 11, 2010

My Photo Friday

Our trip to Beaufort, NC  :)



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