Saturday, February 27, 2010


I am no longer umemployed, I am so happy. School and job searching finally payed off! I am now a very happy employee of..............

I took my practical for her today and she said my cuts looked great! No one even knows half of my joy. I also get to go get my car on Monday, and actually get to drive it. Its been a really good week for me and things are starting to look up for us for once! I've had faith and trust in god that something was gonna change and it finally did!! Stay tuned, i've got a giveaway coming very soon!!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

I won my first award!

I got a comment that I won an award, but I have no clue how to get it or post it or anything! can anyone help!! I am so excited about it though.

My interview went great. I have to go back tomorrow and take a girl and boy with me to do a hair cut on each for her to show that I can actually cut hair, but then the job is mine! I haven't worked in over a year and this is such a blessing. We really needed it! I am hoping that here soon I will be hosting another gift card giveaway. I can do it to walmart again, but if anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

How AWESOME is this???

So I have been home all day today ans while Braden was napping I was looking through differnt blog and I found Desperately Seeking Deals and her awesome giveaway of a Dyson  DC31. I have done ALL of my entries for this giveaway as I would die to have have one. All dyson products I have ever seen are awesome, as I have never been lucky enough to own one! The entries are all very simple and well worth it. Go one over and enter this giveaway and good luck to all that enter. I have my fingers crossed!!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

All Good News Today!

Well my day was filled with lots of good news. First Frec (our mechanic) called today finally with a total price. We were thinking it would be about $600, we were so wrong, I was relieved when the price of $470 came out fo his mouth. We have alot of bills due out the next weeks, but we'll make something work somehow!!

Next Mia comes home from school with this big smile on her face:
Then she hands me her progress report from school, she is doing perfect. she is really smart, they wanted to test her for Alpha which would be really good for her, but I turned that down because I feel like when she really knows what its about she'll be able to make the decision on her own. I don't want her to feel pressured and at that age different, good or bad, is still different!

So what was next in my day filled with good news. My dad called me and told me he would give me the $100 I need to tag and isure my car if we could get it out of the shop. This was extremly nice if my dad. We have never had a great relationship due to life choices he made, but I still love him reguardless and he has always been there for me financially no matter what even though thats not what I wanted but hey didn't I say this was a good news post!!!!!

All in all I have had a wonderful day. I am so thankful for my husband, my kids and my family. They are what keeps me going.

Oh and one more thing, I have an interview tomorrow at Great Clips for a position, pray that goes well, I need the job!!!

Good night all!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Good news and a GIVEAWAY!

So Frec (our mechanic) called today. It was the computer that my car needed luckly he found one for $125 already got it and had it put on. I was very thankful for that. There were a few more things he thought were very important to do, so my husband told him to go ahead. I am so thankful my car is good, can't wait to get it back and actually be able to drive it. I miss it sitting in the driveway.

So everyone loves free things right Well how can you resist a giveaway especially something awesome and educational for children. well head over to Shana's page and enter this give away for an awesome educational movie. I have already gotten most of my entries done and have my fingers crossed!!!! My son loves cars and this would be an awesome aid in teaching him important life morales. So go on now you know you are dying to enter go ahead!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My 7 year old daughter, going on 27!!

 So as everyone knows Mia's birthday was Saturday. She got a total of $50 for her birthday so sunday I took her to spend it! First we went to the mall and went to Claires, she bought a braclet for $2.99 and some earrings for $8.50 her total was $12 and some change. I called my husband to let him know we were gonna go to wal-mart on the way home to see if she could find anything else she might want and this was her reaction.

Me: Babe i'm gonna taker her to wal-mart then we are gonna head home.

Mia: Mom tell daddy we might just need to come straight home, i've already spent to much money!

Me: Its not so much fun spending money when its your own is it?

Mia: No

Everytime she wanted something she always turned and looked at me and said mommy is this gonna take all my money? She cracks me up.

We are still having snow flurries. but nothing is really sticking anymore. I wish it would and my husband could stay home for a day or two!!!!

Ok so on to another subject. Man I need some serious good vibes sent my way. I've got a situation I haven't really talked to anyone about other than my hubby of course. I just need to seriously vent. My husbands brother moved in with us about a month ago. I have NO prblem at all helping someone out when they need it, NONE at all. He has 3 children that he gets every other weekend and few nights this week since they are out of school for the week. Well his children are seriously rude and mean. His oldest is rude and a smart butt to my daughter when he thinks no one is looking he trys to get her into trouble by saying things. He talks down to her badly. I am a very nice person and try to give every situation the benefit of the doubt, but its getting hard for me to keep my mouth closed.

His youngest bullies my son badly. He pushes him down and takes his toys and my son just gets up and goes on. The sadest part of it is that their father is sitting in the room watching it all and never says a word to them. I told my husband tonight, I have held my tounge as long as I can, but this is our house and our childrens things and they are not gonna be mistreated in any way they are my first priority and I have to make sure they are protected. He agreed and is gonna tell him things are run our way with his kids having the same rules as ours or he'll have to keep them somewhere else.

I know everyone has the right to raise their children how they see fit, but when you are living with someone else you should have more respect than that especially when you are living there for FREE. He has paid for nothing. This past week he gave me $15 towards groceries. I had my 2 my 3 stepdaughters and his three to feed. I spent $300 in groceries last week and he gives me $15 for things for his kids what does he think I was gonna buy for that.

I know I am being a little bitty but hey I have had my feel. He works and I feel like he could contribute something and make his kids behave and be more respectful in MY house!!

Thank you to everyone for "listening" to me rant. I just needed to get it out!!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow in Dalton Georgia!!! WOW

Wow we have gotten so snow again. We have gotten more snoe in the past month or two than we have had since "the great blizzaed of 1993" where we got 2 feet of snow. I know most northern people are thinking, "what are they so frantic about thats not alot." However, here in Dalton Ga snow is almost unheard of. Up until this most recent snow the last real snow we had was in 1993, 17 years ago. Right now here at my house we have about 3-4 inches laying on the ground. Its so pretty. I took pictures but I can't get them to upload. I went to the grocery store last night, just cause it was time for me to go, and I could not find any milk or bread. So I asked myself "why does everyone always buy milk, eggs and bread?" I can understand the bread, but if my power goes out I don't want anything i'm gonna have to worry about going bad. I want things like peanut butter, ravioli, soup, etc..... Doesn't it make more sense to have things you don't ave to worry about when your power goes out.

The people here in Dalton are so not used to snow that anytime the news says we MIGHT have snow flurries everyone runs out and gets what? milk, eggs, and bread. I have enjoyed having it, but now I am ready for spring. Its to cold for my blood.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fingers Crossed!

So today my hubby and I took my poor car to a mechanic in Cleveland, TN. I have my fingers crossed and I am hoping and praying nothing major is wrong with it. I've had it for like 2 weeks and haven't even got to drive ehr yet, that sucks. I feel like a teenager with no permit to drive, I go outside everyday and start her to keep her battery strong. I sit in the car for about 15 minutes cleaning or listening to the radio, then I turn her off get out and come back in. I am so anxious to drive this car, it is driving me crazy not to mention it will be so much cheaper on gas than the gas guzzling Explorer we have right now.

Its been SSSOOOO cold here the past few days, but today especially. I can walk outside and it feels like the wind is cutting right through my ears. I can't til spring gets here. I love the spring and fall weather.

My baby girl Mia will be turning 7 years old on Saturday. I can't believe the time has just flown by. I fell like we are losing time because it is going by so fast. I've been on the verge of tears over it for days. She wanted to go bowling for her birthday with her sisters, so Saturday we wil be taking all 5 of our children bowling (god help me).

Hope everyone is staying warm!!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

And the WINNER is......

Ok so using to randomly pick a winner for my give away I have the lucky post number. I do not know how to do a screen shot so I took a picture with my cell to post along with this post so everyone could see.

So drum roll please............................................................................

The winner of the $20 giftcard is..

Comment # 2 belonging to Shana over at Blaze 'n' Crochet, congrats!!!! Thanks to everyone that participated, I really enjoyed my first giveaway and I am gonna try to this one atleast once a month so stick around another one will be coming.

Thank you to everyone for the warm welcomes to blog land, it really means alot and I am looking forward to "meeting" new people and friends.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Time is running out!

Today is the last day to enter my giveaway, the winner will be announced tomorrow YAY!! If you haven't entered you still have a little time left to enter, go on and enter, you know you wanna!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ready To See???

Here is what my husband did with his airbrush kit for practice???

No thats not my kids you see in the picture, my husband would never airbrush our children!!

(no kids were harmed in the making of these photos, the paint is non-toxic)

Mia could not wait to get it washed off, however, Braden wanted to leave it on, he wanted his tattoos forever he said. My husband did learn that the airbrush set was crappy and hated that he wasted his money on it.

Hey Shana has another giveaway going on. Everyone remember Rainbow Brite? She's back, Shana is giving away some activity CD's. I am going to enter and you should too.

The deadline for my giveaway is slowly drawing near, if you haven't entered yet, go ahead and enter.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

How much did you say again?

Ok so my not so new but new to me car had a problem. We were told by a very trustworthy shop that it needed a new throtle body, called and found one for $100, labor was free since my husband did it. Well working on it for 4 hours yesterday replacing the part, I was so excited that my car was gonna be fixed and i was gonna get to drive it. YES finally.... WRONG!! The throtle body didn't fix the car so today I call our VW dealer, talk to the shop and find out what the worse case would be he says the ECM. I'm thinking ok that doesn't sound to bad so I ask the guy what and where the ECM was, he says it plugs into the throtle body and it was the brain, computer for the whole car, now i'm thinking oh great. So I tell my husband he wants me to call back talk to the parts department and find out how much that part will cost so I did just that. He tells me to hang on after getting all the information he needed, he comes back after a few minutes and says "ma'am are you sitting down?" I know then that I don't want to know how much it is I really don't. So I ask him what the damage is he says "$1,231!" Excuse me sir I think my phone is cutting out, how much did you say? He repeat the price I thought I was gonna choke on my drink.

He was very nice and suggested we take it to a very good man he knows to have it looked at first before we are set on it being the ECM. We gotta take it on monday. I SOOOO hope this isn't the problem....

Another subject (on a happier note)

My husband loves to customize hotwheels, so we got him an airbrush kit. He of course wanted to play with it and try it out before using it on the cars, so what does he do with it....???

Anyone wanna try to guess???