Tuesday, February 23, 2016


My baby boys are three!!! Their birthday was yesterday. How on earth did that happen??

Monday, February 15, 2016

Saturday, February 13, 2016


Today while I was out sampling my jams at the mall, I thought a lot about kindness and how it costs you nothing but can sometimes mean everything. 

I stood at my little table offering the samples of my jams to everyone that walked by. It doesn't bother me that not everyone buys, because,  well, they just don't all buy!  A man walked up to my table wearing a super worn out shirt with holes in it, and had a look that some may not approve of. I offered him a sample, he loved my blackberry vanilla jam, and ended up purchasing a jar. I could have just not talked to him, and judged him based on appearance, but I didn't.  I didn't have to engage him in conversation because he didn't look like someone who would buy artisan jam, but I did. He was a nice young man that appreciated my product just as anyone would, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing my products with anyone that wants them.  We all know the saying, "don't judge a book by its cover" and it's really amazing the perspective you can get when you just see people as people.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


It's 7:35pm and all 4 kids are in bed and sound asleep.  What do I even do with myself? 

I'm exhausted,  so no work will get done. But I didn't eat dinner yet so maybe I should do that.... and then eat the girl scout cookies I don't want to share!

Monday, February 8, 2016


Everything in this house is broken, including me.

$327 to fix a leaking pipe in the basement today. It was either that or have no water. Oh the joy it is to be a home owner.

Friday, February 5, 2016


Busy. That word doesn't even explain things right now! Today I made about 50 jars of beer jelly so I can take them up to the mall tomorrow and sample/sell. People will be out shopping for Broncos gear so I'm hoping to take advantage of those shoppers and sell some yummy jelly!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thirty - A Day in the Life

Today was just one of those days that I wonder how we all survived

7:00 kids start waking up
8:20 take girls to school
8:45 back home to get boys ready for school
9:15 take boys to school
9:45 go to Walmart to but mason jars and stuff to make soup
10:30 get home and start soup
10:45 leave to pick up girls from school
11:15 back home to finish cooking soup
12:15 bring soup to friend
12:45 drive to the mall to pick up candied jalapeños  that a customer wants because I'm out at home
1:25 meet Brian at the boys school so he can wait in the parking lot while I go in and get the boys
1:40 bring soup to another friend
1:45 arrive home and kids all say they're starving. Make PBJ sandwiches
2:10 get kids down for naps
2:15 run to fabric store to get broncos fabric so the girls can wear something for Bronco Friday.
3:10 get home and Ollie hadn't napped and is still crying
3:30 call doctor to get same day appointment
4:00 get to the doctors office
4:30 leave doctors  office with antibiotic prescription.  Double ear infection for Ollie
5:00 try to pick up prescription  but the insurance changed 1 letter on plan info so call them with crying kid in the background  in the Target pharmacy
5:30 get home and give antibiotic/ibuprofen
5:45 wash dishes so we have clean bowles to eat from
6:00 eat said soup
6:30 let kids watch paw patrol while I cut dresses out
7:00 put kids to bed
7:30 sew dresses
8:00 crash and zone out with my phone

Monday, February 1, 2016

Twenty eight

It's snowing like crazy!

In my teaching days  I hoped for a snow day. Now? I hope it's not. My kids need to go to school!!!