Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thruthful Thursday or {Me Coming Cleaning}

Hello friends!!

It's a quick confession today, my confession.....I finally hired a house cleaner. Yes, I finally admitted that [to myself] that I can't do it all. Bubba Hubster has been on me to hire someone to help me out, just come in and do the deep scrubbing and cleaning. He said if he had someone come in and do the yard maintanence for him,I needed someone to come in and do maintanence cleaning. For a long time I resisted, but then I finally gave in, and to be completely honest....I absolutely love it! As long as we can comfortably afford it I will continue to have them. It's so nice to not have to spend my weekend time scrubbing. I can actually get projects done faster, and completed!!

And another confession.....last week when my guy's boots dropped dried mud on the floor Wednesday night I didn't even sweep it up. Nope, I thought about it running out the door Thursday morning, forgot it that night and didn't worry about it at all Friday morning since they come Friday after noon.

It was nice!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thrifty Tuesday {or trying to get posting down which I'm not sure will ever happen!}

Good Morning!!

I know I seem to pop up like weeds in a flower bed - all beautiful mulch one night and then the next morning - BAM! - there I am all scraggly 4' of me, lol!

A quick recap to get caught up:

Menu Monday -

M: sloppy joes & chips
T: denny's (Bubba Hubster & my daddy are out of town so Buckaroo, Momma Matriach (my momma) and myself will be treating ourselves to a dinner out!)
W: drive - thru - I know I know, two days in a row but it's church and we dont get out until 8ish and a 30 min drive after dropping off Cor's friend. yes, please and thank you for McDonald's.
T: sausage, potatoes and carrots
F: french bread pizza (new recipe I'm going to try from a great blog I read Blissful & Domestic)
S: I'm taking another que from Danielle and doing a leftover night and this will be it.
S: pork chops & corn

Thrifty Tuesday:

I had some major scores this week! My aunts came in and we went to the cannery and canned lots of food. We also hit a couple different  thrift stores that I don't normall hit.

Isn't it all great looking!!
Now onto the goodies! To the front left a set of four handled beautiful peach colored carnival glass bowls ($4). To the back left is a liqour decanter with a glass etching of a deer in the forest ($2), to the side of that is an iridescent crystal bowl ($4) (I love me some iridescent)! Of course my 'go-to' spot  each and every time the kids book sections, I also found a McGee and Me video (total $5). I told Bubba Hubster I need one of those machines that transfers VHS to DVD. Then I think my most favorite item a family themed Matryoshka doll - I have a love affair with them ($2)! This has a daddy, mommy, child, doggy and kitty. 

I hope everyone has a great day and come back tomorrow for Wonderful Wednesday!!

Much Luv,

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Friday Fun

Hello Friends!

I want to make a fun easy post for Fridays. So as I do with our menu planning I try to make up a name for the day that has the same letter as the day (yes seriously I do that Taco Tuesdays).

My Fridays are now known as Friday Fun, it's a quick post that you can show a link to your post or just tell us what you have planned for the weekend! Yeppers, that easy!! Easy Peasy Lemon Weasey!!

We will have a fantastic weekend. We are wanting to see Jurassic Park in 3D on Friday, that series is one of Buckaroo's most favorite. I thought it would be awesome to be able to see it with him and then on top of that it's 3D folks!! On Saturday my SIL & BIL are coming in from Oklahoma and staying with us for the evening and we are taking them to Galveston for their seven day cruise. We are so excited we haven't seen our OK family in WWAAAYYYY too long! Since we are gonna be in Galveston on Sunday we decided to make it a family outting and enjoy the Strand and some shops.

What is everyone up to? Hope to hear from you!

Much Luv,

Thruthful Thursday.....{or Me Being a Little Less Chicken}

Good Morning Friends!!

I hope everyone has had a great week so far, just think we are only really one day away from the weekend. I figure why count today, when we've already gotten up because that's the hardest part for me!!

Speaking of which, what time do y'all wake up? What do you do in the mornings? I used to be sleep until the last second possible, run run run and leave. At the time I was a smoker and I wouldn't even wake up early enough to have relaxed smoke in the morning! Well now 9.5 yrs later, I'm total opposite, I'm smoke free and I get up at 5 am and we leave at 7:50 am. I pick up, change the laundry, dishwasher, tidy, etc until 6 am then I allow myself to have 'me' time. I usually do all my computer stuff so I can have a clear plate to start the day,read blogs, emails, facebook, etc and have my coffee. I enjoy having everything cleared, tidies and a fresh slate, plus it would take me three times longer in the evening along with everything else.

Anyways, I've been doing the link up from Amy of While Wearing Heels for This is Me, and this is been such a cathartic experience for me. So much so that I've decided that I'm going to make Thursdays around here Thruthful Thursdays, along with other posts if I want/need to. It's going to be about anything that I would normally not share because it's not "perfect" dang type A personality! I hope that you'll join me! Now I have no idea how to do a Linky Party so if you do want to join post a link, a story, etc in the comments and I'll try to start to figure out how to make a linky party.

So here it is:

Y'all laundry, ugh, laundry. Don't get me wrong I am so grateful that we are blessed to have clothes and the "problem" of laundry, BUT I can't stand the putting away part. For real, I wish we had three complete outfits, one towel and rag apiece, and two pairs of jammies. I would NEVER have anything to really put away, lol! Nothing else of laundry bothers me, not the sorting (which I gave up long ago I just use vinegar in all my loads), changing from washer to dryer, unloading and preparing the clothes to be hung, folding EXCEPT putting them away. Maybe it's all the different closets - gosh I sound like a BRAT! But it is what it is, and I am who I am (thanks Amy!).
Ok so I snapped this picture on Mondays and was gonna put it on facebook to show my 'downfall' ......but I'm too chicken still to do that. So I decided I was gonna share over here where I'm completely more comfortable. This little exercise was two fold for me, making myself more comfortable with showing the real me, and it pushed me to put away those clothes. I could just hear all of y'all saying, 'Take a break shell, rest and then put them away a small section at a time.' So thank y'all so much for allowing this blog to be that sanctuary that I always wanted it to be! This is my work on goal for April, I usually leave all the stuff folded and ready for hangers on the dryer. I'm gonna work on putting away each load asap! So I best close out and go put up the one on the dryer now!
Ok confession time! What are you struggling with, words or pictures are great! Please tell me I'm not alone?
Much Luv,
PS. Ok since it IS Thruthful Thursday, that first picture isn't completely accurate....both sides were about 4-6" higher. But I just couldn't bring myself to post THAT picture yet!