Friday Letter

dear IRS:  finally, thank you.  just in time for shoe shopping with my daughter.

dear honey:  I love you.  I know I wasn't happy to know how much you spent on the concert tickets for the kids, but they will have a great time.  enjoy YOUR time with them.

dear lady at @ the ice machine in the break room.  YES it's broken, don't continue to push the button over and over hoping to get seriously doesn't work.

dear self:  let's try getting to bed on time and waking up just a little earlier during the week, have a cup of coffee, then wake the kids.  it really make us less grumpy at work and more organized for the kids.

dear gas prices:  really?  UGH

dear a stylish little lady - thank you for inviting me to join your My Style Wednesdays...can wait to post more creative items.

dear starbucks:  WELCOME BACK into my life.  my 40 days without you is OVER

dear lani:  can't wait to see you tomorrow - it will be fun

this is my Friday letter, have a great weekend


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Friday Letter - Feb 17, 2012

Dear Friday:  Glad you're here...

Dear Kayla (my daughter):  Thanks for taking this fun picture of us this week.  But you changed your facebook status to being in a relationship and I think you are seriously trying to kill me.  Oh, and thanks for reminding me about all my gray hair (all the time)  I think it's time to look into getting it colored...UGH...

Dear Honey:  Thanks for reminding me to communicate - it makes everything better.  Love you...

Dear Anthony (my son):  I'm so happy with the classes we picked for next year...

Dear Post Office Workers:  Thank you for being so friendly and taking all my packages with a smile.  I will never go to another post office.

Dear Very Jane:  Thanks for accepting my contract.  I can't wait to be featured on your website next month.

Dear Melanie:  Thanks for your order- I enjoyed working on this for you.  Hope your daughter has a great birthday.

Dear Starbucks:  I miss you.  But we have a date on Sat, Feb 25th becuase by then my 40 days of giving you up will be over.

Dear Whitney Houston:  I'm sorry...Rest in Pease.  I continue to hope the best for your daughter.

Dear Sleep:  Where are you.  I find myslef staying up so late, I can't seem to settle down at night.  Then I wake up the next day in a horrible mood.  Please find your way back to me.

This is my Friday Letter, smooches


Saw this on Pinterst, Pinned It & Made It - Donut Muffins

I love Pinterst and all the ideas I see on this site.  I want to share some of my favorite items I take on.  I decided that I MUST give credit back to the original artist, baker or crafter.  It's going to be fun...

Here we go...tonight we saw these donut muffins and I had everything in my pantry to make them - it was quick I threw them together before dinner.  This is the picture (and link) from Pinterest...

And here are mine:
I must say I they were just ok.  I think they need to be just a little sweeter.  In my opinion if you add a little more sugar and a little more cinnamon these would be lots better.

I cant' wait to get started on my next Pinterest Project.  Have a great night.


tisa's favorite things - valentine's day edition

I know tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I hope you have a fabulous time with your friends and loved ones.  I wanted to take a couple of minutes to share with you some of the items I've found to be really cute for Valentines Day this year...enjoy...

Stack-able rings from cinnamon sticks on etsy - L.O.V.E these...I asked for these for my wedding anniversary in June...I can't wait to order them...

I saw these in person at a craft show in Ft. Worth last fall and fell in love...these are from Designs by Taylor2U click here to head to her shop you should get one for everyone on your list...
And who would not love these...cute DIY printable bags for Valentine's Day.  From Twig & Thistle click here...head on over to her blog and check it out

And what about the little ones...Elle Dee Designs (click here for her shop) has the cutest little brother and sister sets. She creates these for all holidays...if you have a little one, then these are a must.

And then of course one of my cards had to make the list - well 8 of them...these can be purchased over at my etsy shop

Have a great day everyone!

friday letter

I found this on Lani's blog It's My Life Blog and loved the idea...

so here goes, my first friday letter:

dear honey - I love you!  thank you for allowing me to be needy.

dear rdchristophe (on etsy) - welcome to pintrest.  I thought it was so funny you reached out to ask to be invited - thanks for liking my I LOVE YOU MORE THAN PINTREST CARD.

dear people who speed through school zones - PLEASE STOP IT!

dear dog next door - I wish your owner would walk you and spend more time with you so you would not bark all day long.  you are really making my work from home days awful!

dear anthony (my son) - I'm so proud of you!

dear kayla (my daughter) don't grow up too fast, you make me nervous.

dear ellen degeneres - I love your show - thanks for helping people in need and for the laughter.

dear susan b koman foundation - thank you, because it's really all about cancer screenings, right?

dear starbucks - I miss you...

dear tisa's creations facebook fans - thanks for an awesome comment sale this week.

dear friday, thanks for coming so quickly this week.


40 days

My sister and I always give up something for lent. Although we are not Catholic, it always made us feel great to sacrifice one of our many luxuries in life from Ash Wednesday all the way until Easter.  About two years ago we decided to continue to sacrifice "something" for the rest of the year, we call it 40 DAYS.  We have been doing this off and on with no really commitment - BUT this year I've started and will continue to set a new goal every 40 days for the rest of the year!  YES the rest of the year.  DO YOU HEAR ME!!!!

I guess this has turned into something of a goal setting or a way to cut unhealthy habits.

Sooooo I'm so sad to say that I've given up going to STARBUCKS for 40 days...yes, I know I'm crazy!!!  The goal is to brew coffee at home everyday with my new fancy coffee maker and to save a little money.

Let me tell you it's so easy to run to Starbucks when I'm running late for work and it's really great to have someone remember your order when you walk in the door and not waste too much time in line.  Oh how I miss I started January 15th and everything was going pretty well until I saw the new Valentine's Day Cups  ***DARNNNN YOU STARBUCKS!!!!***

I want the new cup and I want to play with the new app on my iPhone. {{sad face insert here}} LOL!
I will keep you all posted on my progress - MUST. STAY. STRONG!!


thank you erin

I must say, I saw these planners about a month ago on another blog and this person was so excited about this planner - then I went to the website and decided not to order because of the price.  But then a friend at work brought in her planner and my eyes lit up.  I WAS SOLD.  So I placed my order and added a comment in the special my surprise I got an email from this company letting me know that they received my message and my order was complete just as I requested - WHAT?!?!?!!!!!!!  GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE BEFORE I EVEN GET THE PRODUCT.  L.O.V.E!

So I got it and I LOVE my new planner...I took pictures as I opened the box and wanted to share my excitement with you...I was working from home the day the box arrived and my FedEx guy didn't even ring my door bell.  You know when I think about it I don't think I've ever met my FedEx guy - but my UPS guy, yep I've meet him and I have to admit I get a little excited every time he comes...ok, ok, ok back on topic...

When the box arrives it looks like this:

eeeeekkkk...what a great package.  It looks like a present!  I didn't want to tear the box, for some reason I find my self wanting to keep it, I know weird...
So when you open the box you find this...

Enclosed is a business card (of course).  A welcome letter with a coupon that NEVER expires for you next purchase and cute envelope with a sticker with my name on super cute but all I could think is - what's in the envelope...another something cute to was like another present...

Here is the back side of the envelope close up:

To my surprise cute little labels!!!  Such a cute treat...

AND THEY ARE PERSONALIZED WITH MY NAME....whatttt????  I'm so in LOVE and I have not even seen my new planner...and of course it's wrapped and I get yet another present from erin condren and her sweet company.

I open it and ta-daaaaaaaaa, yeah, yay, whooohooooo, my planner just like I ordered!  On the inside more stickers you can add to birthday gifts or bags - yeah, because it's me to forget the card for the gifts we purchase...the stickers are in this cute pouch, YES that comes inside the planner - for pens, business cards, stamps, ect...

This last picture shows my planner close up.  It says ME!  And that is what I really love about it.  Thank you erin condren.  I will come back year after year...

Visit to check it out.  They have so many other things other than planners.  Notepads, invitations, stickers, address labels and so much more!


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