Summer is here!

School is out and summer has officially began! I hate that this is the first summer in what seems like forever that I have a full time job. It is hard to be a full time employee and a wife and mom. Especially when it seems like the kids trash the house while I am at work. I mean how hard is it for a 15 year old to wash his lunch dishes?? Or take his trash to the trash can?? Like it’s not that hard and would be so helpful to me!

My favorite thing about summer is all the time spent outside! My husband loves to grill and cook on the smoker! So we spend the day in the pool enjoying all the mouthwatering scents coming from the smoker! And then we eat dinner outside as a family.

We don’t do big extravagant vacations, we usually do small vacations. I love going and spending the day/weekend making family memories, in my opinion it is just more meaningful.

 

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Candy Bar Bouquet

Yesterday I mentioned making my daughter’s teacher a candy bar bouquet. I am so excited that she has a teacher that is a candy lover so that I could attempt one! I looked at a few Pinterest pictures and a YouTube video to get a basic idea of what I wanted it to look like and where to start. I had almost everything that I needed at home to make it. What I used:

  • a vase (I already had)
  • left over Christmas tissue paper
  • a piece of a pool noodle
  • wooden skewer sticks
  • tulle (for a bow)
  • packing tape
  • candy bars

I made it by wrapping the pool noodle chunk with tissue paper and placing it inside of my vase, then I taped the skewer sticks to the back of the candy bars. Once I had them all done I arranged them by size and decided how I wanted to arrange them into the vase. I slid them all into place and rearranged until I was happy with the look. And then I finished it off with a bow. I made mine out of tulle. I am not good at making bows, they just look off to me, but I am content with this one!

Candy Bar Bouquets are a great gift for anyone that loves candy! I bought an assortment of candy bars so that the teacher has a good variety. I got most of them on sale for $0.50 a piece, my total investment to make this was about $7.00 because I had a lot of it on hand.

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Just another day in suburbia!

Today started off just like any other Tuesday.

I woke up like I do every morning. I got the hubs up and off to work. Woke the kids up and helped them get ready and took them to school. I showered and got myself ready for work. My drive to work included my normal stop at Sonic to get my large Coke with easy ice. Traffic was actually decent this morning! I arrive at work and had a super busy morning. I love busy mornings because it helps the day go by so much quicker!

I got lucky today, a co worker brought some home made taco soup for lunch and she forgot tortilla chips. I volunteered to go to Kroger’s on my lunch break to get us some.

I get to Kroger’s and get the chips and then I shopped around a little more. I was looking at candy bars, I am wanting to make my daughters teacher a candy bar bouquet for an end of the school year gift. I get all of my goodies and check out.

I walk to my car and on my door there is a big glob of gum!!! I am talking freshly chewed, hot and stringy gum! I instantly get mad! I look inside my car for a napkin and what do you know, I have none! I resort to using my receipt to get as much off as I can. I even had to google how to get the remaining residue off of the car door. Everything pointed to use ice to harden the gum and then scratch it off. So I did just that, after spending about 30 minutes I give up! Most of it is off but there is still gum on the door.

I don’t know if the gum was deliberately put on my car, but I hope that it was an accident! I fear that with the way people act these days that it might of been intentional!

The best way to dispose of your gum is by spitting it into a napkin or directly into the trash can!

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Welcome!!!

Hello! I want to welcome you to my first ever blog post! So bare with me while I get this all figured out!

I decided to create a blog as a way to vent from my daily life, connect with others like me, and to have fun. Don’t get me wrong I love my life but sometimes a Momma just needs to let it all out. I have been married for almost 16 years and I have two kiddos. I have a 15 year old son and an 8 year old daughter who thinks she is going on 16! Ugh, I am not even ready for her to be that old yet.

I have a busy life like all moms do!

Some ways that I get in some me time is by reading. I have a love for books, all types of books! I know that technology has advanced so much and a lot of people love to read from their Kindles and Nooks but I am not one of them. I will admit that I got a Kindle when they first came out but nothing can replace a real book for me. I love holding it in my hands and the smell of the pages. I feel that I can sink deeper into the story if I have the book in my hands! I just finished reading the latest book in the Red Queen series and I must say that I am anxiously awaiting the next book which doesn’t come out until 2018!! That seems like forever away!!

I love writing, I have always pondered the thought of writing a children’s book or two but never got far on the attempt. I guess I always feared the fact that I might be a complete failure at it so not attempting it was the easy way out.

I absolutely love photography, the ability to capture a moment that lasts a lifetime. A memory held in place forever. I have just recently started tinkering with photography, the hubs is pretty awesome at it and he has been showing me a few things here and there. I know that with time and lots of patience I will be pretty amazing at it!

One thing that I hated as I was growing up was make up, I have recently grown a new love for it though. There is just something about putting on make up that gives you this since of confidence. Don’t get me wrong every woman should feel beautiful with or with out it, but with it I feel that I can conquer the day and look hot doing it!

And lastly I love just lounging poolside in the back yard. I won’t lie Houston suburbia back yards aren’t the biggest, they are actually pretty small! But it is my little get away from the chaos, and we spend most every weekend back there as a family. The radio going, kids laughing, hubby grilling, it is what spring and summers are made for!