The 411

This is my random life. The good, the bad, and the ugly. There is no real purpose other then to share. So glad to have you on board for the ride, got your seat belt on??!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Holy Crap, my life has changed!

So while I was suppose to be cleaning the house I instead found myself watching some random episode on Netflix about some prison inmates that foster abandoned dogs. Really, great....but for some reason I started to think to myself "you know self...I really did enjoy my random vents on my old blog." I had worked so hard to engage the community I was interested in and desperately seeked a way to relate. The whole reason I started the blog was to find a way to escape from what I considered to be a plain existance as a new homeschooling mom forced to leave the "professional" world and lead a falsely perceived uneventful life that needed purpose. You see, being a mother was not enough for me at that age. I felt like a failure if I wasted all my education and hard work by just staying home with my 1 and shortly after 2 kids. Although I would never have admitted it then...I will admit that now. Hindsight is always 20/20. What I missed was a general maturity that you gain in your 30's...I realize that now.

Fast forward and I am living on my own with my 3 kids and "the warden" is no more. Well sort of...

BUT I will those details for future posts.

Thank you world for the prison inmate and dog show....

Sunday, February 5, 2012

14 weeks and counting....good idea???

We are 14 weeks pregnant expecting our 3rd kiddo! Yes the rumors are true? What, no one was talking about me? Bummer! hehehehe!

Anyway, the first trimester was the trimester from (I wont even try to sugar coat it) hell! I was tired all day and night, crabby, and even a little depressed! Oh the joys of pregnancy!

Really The Warden and I are super excited and thrilled to be adding to our family. We had long ago decided that we wanted 3 children, so this will be our grand finale. We will find out the gender next month!

Now, to only narrow down a good cloth diaper...suggestions? I will post a breakdown of what I am thinking about soon. Wow, I'm freaking interesting these days!!!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Angry Bird Halloween!

Happy Halloween!! I made both costumes. I did have instructions for the jelly fish, but not the Angry Bird. Both were a hit while trick or treating this year!

--My Angry Bird and blue jellyfish!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ever put down a book and not be able to find it?

I started to read Dean Koontz Relentless and got up to pick up a bit before bed. Now I comeback to the bed and start to get cozy again only to find that I have no idea where I put the book down at! Grrrr!!! How does a book get up and walk away?! Now how can a frustrated me, get to sleep???!!!

No direction, no motivation for blogging.

Blogging has taken such a backseat to my life lately (because my life is rock star quality..haha!) I have very much become of the idea that if you are enjoying your life so much, why are you online? This also applies to people who constantly post on Facebook about new things they just bought, how expensive something was, or how wonderful their party life is. Dude, just live it already.

NOT at all saying that bloggers have no life. I personally, just have started to value my time even more so that I feel moments spent on the computer putting a post together or editing photos, is time away from my 2 and 9 year old's...not to mention my amazing family and friends.

I have deperately looked to find ways to share in smaller less editing ways. Which is why my posts get smaller and smaller. I still love blogging, but am trying to make it even less invasive and more about really sharing.----yes, I know im having a moment here.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Devine dishes...I am going to take on!

Not my photo! I wish! This is the photo from the Cookies and Cups blog that I adore! I would love to see if my picks come out as yummy!

Recipe: Icebox Peach Pie
Summary: A simple, elegant, and delicious icebox peach pie.


* 2 graham cracker pie crusts
* 1 8-ounce frozen whipped topping, thawed
* 1 14-ounce sweetened condensed milk
* 2 28-ounce sliced peaches, drained


1. Stir together whipped topping, condensed milk, and peaches.
2. Divide between two pie crusts.
3. Freeze for at least 8 hours.
4. Remove from freezer about 3 minutes before ready to serve.

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 0 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 12

I will let you know how it turns out soon! Thanks to Cookies and Cups blog for the recipe and the amazing inspiration!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011