Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I am running late, gotta go get ready for work - Cody is feeling much better today. It was a 24 hour bug.

Happy Halloweeeeeen! I will get photos posted later but not sure when since it will get busy in just a few moments and then not slow down till the kids are in bed tonight...after injesting a pound of candy like that is going to happen. It will be an all nighter....not that I am going to let them injest a pound of candy...but somehow one piece turns into another...and then another....

Have a spooktacular day! What's your plans for Halloween?
OK - here's the update on our day: At around 1:30 PM I started getting hallucinations...seeing bright fuzzy lights and blurry, unfocused vison, didn't have a headache though so I popped a couple Migraine pills and hoped like heck it would pass...around 2pm the pain felt like my eyeballs were about to I took off work and made it home feeling very nauseus...and annoyed...who has time for a migraine on HALLOWEEN!!!
I crashed for a bit and felt better when the kiddos headed out at 6pm to go trick or treating so I tagged along. Couldn't miss the fun of Jaiden's first real trick or treating! She was into it for all of about 5 minutes as you can see from the photo of her running down a driveway with her Dad. After about half a block both were asking when they could go home. It was a gorgeous night, the sky was full of stars and the fresh air felt nice and not too cold. I could have walked the entire neighborhood but I'm glad they were ready to go home because by the time I made it home I had a splitting headache. We got the kids into jammies and they didn't eat but a few pieces so far, that stash is going to last for a while I think. I had just eaten some dark chocolate when the migraine hit mom is ALLERGIC to chocolate...I am hoping that this doesn't mean that I will soon follow suit...I can't imagine a life without CHOCOLATE!

"That is going to go straight to my hips!"

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I need your help

I have added a new blog to my lineup; I am goin to take all the ads off my family site and divert it to my "business" site. I need for you to check it out and tell me honestly what you think.

I designed the ad banner myself (as I'm sure you can tell) I'm very amature but the white dots in the g and the o....don't they look a little bit like eyes to you? I thought that was kinda wasn't intentional that it happened to come out like that....also if you look really closely they like a tad bit like boobies....which is sorta the heart of the reason behind starting this new business. I want to somehow give back and by doing this in some way I may be able to help out others. My Mom is my inspiration - she is a breast cancer survivor of 5 years now and I am so very proud of her and her grit and determination to not let it slow her down. She is 74 years young and still doing things that would wear me out....sometimes it wears me out to just listen to her talk about what all she did in a day. I need to get her onto blogging so you can meet her and see how wonderful she truly is.

Anyways, hope you will take a gander over at the new site and check it out for yourself. Any ideas or tips on how to make it look more professhinal and appealing would be most appreciated! Thanks for stopping by my blog and have a most beautiful day!

Nurse in Training

I'm staying home with Cody today who is sick with a stomach flu. He woke yesterday with a headache and by noon it had turned into a migraine...he also has a fever which hubs tells me you can't have a migraine with fever...he used to have migraines too so I figure he should know but was wondering if anyone else out there has information on these symptoms. He is queasy nauseous and has bowed before the thrown and deposited all that he had to give if you know what I mean so much that he is exhausted and has the dry heaves. I've given him crackers, toast and 7up and Pepto to help with the nausea. Any other suggestions....?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ode to little Jimmy Dickens

This is a hilarious story my Mom told me this morning:
(caution please do not read if you are a chicken rights activist)
I was telling my Mom about getting locked out of the house this weekend (another story) and she told me about a story of how little Jimmy Dickens (the singer) had a similar thing happen to him way back when...that brought back memories of the little rooster that she had named "Little Jimmy Dickens" because it was so little and so loud...and that was this rooster Jimmy Dickens thing: he was little and loud...anyway I told her that her story reminded me of that mean old rooster that she used to have...she replied back that she had forgotten all about that chicken (my Mom NEVER forgets anything) she proceeded to tell me how Jimmy Dickens met his see this little chicken was not only little and loud but he was also very mean. He would chase after you and attack you for no apparent reason. He got Cody when he was just a little fellow (mind you that this all took place about 15 years or so ago) Apparently he also tried to attack my mother...and no bird or anything else gets away with messing with my mamma! She took him up by the neck and was about to chop off his head with a DULL chopping axe and my stepdad came out to see what all the commotion was all about...little loud Jimmy put up a squawking fight to the very end...well my mom says "I am about to get rid of this chicken" my stepdad said "you can't do that" and she replied "well, you just watch me" and she did. You can bet I have a whole new respect for my momma now. She has some grit in her. I can see now why my stepdad is so well behaved and agrees to her every wish....she's put the fear of Jimmy Dickens in him.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I've been TAGGED!

Thanks Dusty! I feel so loved :) You are always here to make me feel better and today I really needed it. The weather has turned gloomy and cold and this nasty pinched nerve just won't go away...You are an awesomest friend! And I can SOOOO relate to your comment of being from NE Louisiana and being asked if that were in cajin country or New Orleans. I get that ALL THE TIME too...people out there that haven't ever been to Louisiana...there is other parts to that state (other than New Orleans) and no its not all swamp land either.

Ok here's the rules:

1. Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog

2. Share 7 random or weird facts about yourself

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your posts, and include links to their blogs

4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okie, Dokie lets see what I can thinks up....

1. I really don't like to be alone, although I seem to be a loner, I've always felt comfortable in a crowd even when I don't know anyone; I love meeting people but I don't always have a lot to say so I have been labled as "quiet" I don't think I am quiet; I just don't like to talk out loud.

2. I love to cook but I hate to the latter usually prevents the former from being a very interesting experience. When I cook I tend to be quite last night when I made some apple turnovers...needing to use up those yummy apples that God gave us this year I chose to try a new recipe I found online...the crust came from the freezer department and the apples were simple to peel, slice and chop - the kiddos helped which made it really fun but tripping over each other in the kitchen made it a bit messy too...sticky syrupy apple filling was all over the counters when I was done...but the turnovers were excellent!

3. I tend to choose fun over functional...which is totally opposite from my very conservative husband but somehow he has managed to love me through 15+ years of lifes challenges. He's the best person I have ever met and always willing to lend a hand, and he loves building things...I tend to love to "find" I guess I am the artistic, optimistic always looking for that rainbow in the storm...sometimes to the frustration of my loving husband that is trying to put the umbrella over me to keep me safe and dry.

4. I want to make a difference in the world. I don't know how and I often find myself wondering what my purpose on Earth must be....sometimes I feel so alone and afraid that when I am gone I would not have made any difference at all. I tend to be a bit extravagant, never wanting to do anything halfway...I dream big and want big things to happen and get frustrated when they don't happen patience level is puny. I really need help working on that.

5. I want to be a giver. I love to nurture and provide comfort. I think that would be the greatest job in the world to be able to provide to others and bring them joy through the little acts of kindness that I might be able to provide...but I don't have a very good sense of self motivation and so the empowerment is missing...I tend to not make very good choices on my own so I tend to look for outside leadership and I need to work on finding positive sources of leadership in which to follow....

6. I am really glad there is only two more to go because I am feeling very exposed....I like to write...obviously

7. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to adopt a sibling group someday...but I am soooo frustrated right now because the MN laws require that both parents attend a two day training class during the weekday and the closest class is 2 hours away. The logistics of this is making me crazy. If we lived anywhere but here I could call upon friends or family to come stay with the kids but here we do not know anyone and we can't leave the kids alone for two whole days on their own. Our closest relative is 3 hours away...and won't come all this way all MN there are only about 2 classes a year on our side of the state...most are held in the cities which is 5 hours away. It would be just as easy to go 5 hours away as it would 2...getting away for that long is going to be the issue to overcome. There is a class next month but Scott can't go because it is also a long weekend and if he goes he will have to take 5 days of leave and he is trying to save his leave so he can retire in please pray for us ya'll that we find our direction because sometimes it feels like we're just spinning in a circle and getting nowhere.

Ok, well there you go...that was 7 very random and often times weird facts about me. Now I tag:

1. Heather - my cyber friend that's been with me through a LOT and hope to someday get the chance to meet in person, especially now that she lives in Florida ;) But I would have liked meeting her in Texas too!

2. Nicole - over at QuickStartMyHeart I love her blog, her family and she's the sweetest friend...I think we may be long lost sisters because we have a lot of things in common. We may not be blood kin but she will always be a sister of mine; we are joined together by the bond of our Tonguu girls.

3. Krissie - my real life friend :) We have known each other since meeting at a scrappin party at Becca's house in 2001. She followed us to Germany...will she find her way to us in Grand Forks too??? That would be totally awesome. :) She has such a wonderful family and lives life to its fullest praising God every step of the way.

4. Barbara over at Candy Hearts and Paper Flowers is a Grand Forks blogger and she has the most creative ideas for just about anything. She is so very helpful and nice too.

5. Leo from Confession of a thirty something. I love reading her blog, she is very nice and I feel like I take a mini vacation to another world every time I visit her blog.

6. Amy my newest blogger friend and the only blogger I know in Minnesota. I don't know you all that well yet but I hope to meet you and your family someday.

7. I don't know any more bloggers that haven't been tagged yet so if you are reading this and you have not been tagged, consider yourself tagged!

Hope you've enjoyed todays TAGATHON :)

I've tried everything

It's been 3 days since I woke with a crick in my neck and I still have a pinched nerve...what will make it go away? I've tried water therapy, heat therapy, massage therapy, muscle relaxers, tylenol, aspirin, motrin..but there is still a knot in the center of my back making it difficult to use my right hand or move very quickly. What should I try next?

Monday, October 20, 2008

22 Tuesday

I will be submitting an order for campaign 22 Tuesday so if you haven't placed an order yet and were waiting for that perfect moment, this is it! This is the last chance to order from campaign 20 brochures. Let me know what you like, favorites, not so favorites...if you provide a review I will give you 10% off your next order. So go ahead, what's your favorite Avon product? What is your least favorite?

*Super Sale* Save up to 72% on Shimmering Body Powder when you mix and match any three for $5. Pair this with a lotion and fragrance and you have a great gift basket for a man or a woman!

Pair up PLANET SPA Mediterranean Olive Oil Conditioning Hair Mask with a head wrap towel and you have a great spa treatment in a bag!

Curves® for Women Flex Trainer - purchase any Curves product and receive a FREE two week Curves membership!

Men's Classic Leather Strap Watch $19.99

Holiday Lighted Leg Sitters $12.99!

Hanna Montana Hand Cream (only at AVON) $1.49

Shop my online store and see for yourself there is more to Avon that just makeup. Thank YOU soooooo much for your support!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Nights in Rodanthe

I have a date with hubs to go to a late night movie tonight...nights in Rodanthe. I am a sucker for romance so I am very excited to see this movie. I just watched "Because I said So" last week and loved it....Have you seen any good movies lately?

**** Rating: 4 Stars - I would love to give it a 5 rating but I didn't think Richard Gere was a very convincing choice for his part. The house, the beach, the horses, the crab fest, dancing on the boarwalk...I could so live there. This is a movie I could watch again and again. I love the sea glass curtain, the glass chandaliers and was all very me. That is how I would love my house to look. Lots of character and personality. This was a tear jerker but because Gere wasn't a very convincing actor I didn't tear up until the little girl said "Mom?......momma?" That did me in. What can I say, I am a big softie....this is a great movie. ****Review update....I did some research on the movie...I am a research nut...and found out that maybe I should have not done any research and just loved the movie version of the house....because I found out that this is a real house and it is rentable...but the inside is not the inside that you see in the movie. They actually filmed the interior shots at a different location...the inside of this house is very modern...and boring. I am very disappointed....the interior of the house on the movie is what made the house come alive and gave it character. The only thing it really has in common with the movie is that it really does have plumbing problems...and has been condemned.

Friday 5

I am starting a contest called Friday 5. Sign up at my online store and you will be automatically enrolled in the drawing for a grab bag of goodies each week. Good Luck!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sick Days and Dental Checkups

Jared woke up at midnight last night...well we all did I suppose. He came home from school yesterday with a bit of fever and a tummy ache...well the tummy ache didn't get any better....until midnight anyway. I'll spare the details but he wound up sleeping on a blanket bed on the floor for the remainder of the night. When he woke this morning he still wasn't his bouncy self, luckily the boys were out of school today and tommorrow for teacher work days (what's up with that? Why are they called teacher WORK days? Teachers work harder than anyone I know and have the most gruesome job in the world, they deserve OFF days too) school was missed. I took a sick day to take care of him and this evening he is doing much better.

I am at a loss as to this new Avon adventure I have embarked upone...I am not into sales so what in the world am I doing???? I love Avon but finding someone who loves it just as much as I do in order to make a business of it???? Its off to a slow start because I am finding far more to purchase than I am customers. Where are they? How can I get customers to come to me? I know times are tight right now for most of the world but here in GF the economy is supposed to be going strong. I just need to connect the dots....find customer looking to buy Avon products...but how??? Advertising is pretty limited here. How do I reach out to those that will buy without bugging those that are not interested? I don't want to be a pest. I went to the mall last night and put coupon flyers on windshields. I'm still waiting for my first customer to call. I opened up a business checking account today and the lady at the bank was really nice...I'm sure I could have sold her something if I'd had any salemanship ability at all. I'm starting to wonder just what I'm getting into. Opening a business account is a commitment. That is kinda scary. That really makes this real. I must reach beyond my "circle" and find customers that will help pay the slight overhead of running a successful business.

Oh last but not least, the boys had dental checkups today...7 cavities between the two of them! Yikes! How did that happen? That is going to be costly. Cody needs braces. That is going to be costly too. I guess I need to get a grip and stop letting everything get to me. Today was a GREAT, GORGEOUS, SUNNY and NOT FREEZING COLD day. The kids are healthy, in spite of their mouths full of muck...they do brush consistantly but they inherited my soft enamel...our mouths are full of fillings....could be partly the sweet tooth too Jared has recovered from his bug and is now playing happily with his sister, tossing balloons around the playroom. Life is grand. We are so blessed. I should not worry about what I have no control over.

I planted the last of the tulip, daffodil, iris and some other bulb I am not sure what it was when it comes up in the spring it will be a great surprise. I love surprises. As I wandered about my garden this afternoon I was amazed at the amount of flowers that are still flourishing there...daisys, marigolds, and lots of others that I am not sure what their names are. I may not know but God does, and that reminds me that even though I am not in control, maybe I can be an instrument that God will use to make the world a better place. Just a few short months ago those spots of dirt were just brown. Now they are filled with color and life. This is not something I had to do...its not something that someone told me to is something I enjoy doing. It is like therapy for me to dig in the is like therapy for me to shop. I am hoping that this newest hobby will flourish and grow too and blossom into something beautiful that brings as much joy to others as it does to me.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Can't buy me love...just buy me Unscripted

Congratulation to Heather! She's the winner of the contest "Who's that man" The answer is Patrick face of the new scent Unscripted due out this season from Avon. He helped put the scent together too so it is very much his own signature scent.

Introducing....Unscripted...."At the heart of Unscripted is the idea of living your life on your own terms, and not by a written script. It's about loving what you do, and doing it in your own unique way, rather than being defined by rules." Patrick Dempsey

Unscripted is a woody green fragrance that expresses the freedom of the open road with fresh, aromatic cardamom and invigorating cracked black peppercorn. At the heart, a sensual mix of fig and crisp lavender enrich the experience with a warm, sophisticated texture. The drydown reveals an unusual twist - a bold blend of exclusive leatherwood and patchouli heart wrapped in earthy vetiver and rich musk for an authentic, adventurous finish. follow your passion ~ UNSCRIPTED ~

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Christmas in October

Yesterday when the UPS man drove up to my house I got that jittery feeling I used to get when I woke up on Christmas morning...Presents! Well, in this case it was my first AVON shipment arriving....close enough to Christmas for me. Jaiden and I had a grand old time opening up the boxes and sorting out the goodies. She of course dove right into the lip balms and started putting them into a tiny little purse that is just her size. My new crocs arrived (see photo below) they are soooo warm and snuggly (I am wearing them now with my jammas and I wore them right away when I got them to run to the store) LOVE EM!

We have lots of smellies and pretties to try out and sort. There were two customers this order so not too overwhelming. I felt like Santa filling the sacks. It was so much fun. There are so many new things coming out this next quarter to try....I must pace myself. I will do occasional product reviews too so stay tuned for the fun new things yet to come. Oh, I did try the wintermint lip balm today...its soo creamy and has a nice light mint tast to it. Very nice. Almost makes me look forward to winter....almost. Which will last for about a minute once the snow flies....which has not happened yet Praise God! This year we are getting an extended long fall, and I am LOVING it. There are still green leaves on some of the trees, although the rains this weekend and the wind is starting to make the leaves that were yellow last week start to the trees are starting to look a bit naked with a carpet of gold below them....the kind of leaves that make you want to scoop them up and toss them into the air...except that they are too wet to toss, and its a bit too nippy out to enjoy being outdoors. It actually got into the 30s yesterday. Brrrr...not ready for that for sure.

Let me know if you'd like me to send you any samples. I am pretty well stocked now and if I don't have it, I can get it. Just let me know. Have a beautiful day!

ooooh guess who's the new face of Avon...He helped create his new signature scent Unscripted
Hint: He plays the actor McDreamy on some big hospital drama show...any idea who this guy could be??? $5 coupon good for any sized Avon order goes to the first person to answer correctly.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Going out in a boat

Today, being Columbus Day, so Daddy is home and the conversation I overhead this morning between Jaiden and hubs goes something like this;

Dad: "Jaiden, today we are goin out and about"

Jaiden's reply "Daddy, I don't want to go out in a boat!"

Gotta love that northern accent (hubs spent the weekend with his family and he often picks up stretching the o's when he's around them)

*We noticed something as we were sitting eating lunch at Arby's, Jaiden's shirt which she picked out herself "the puppy shirt" has the phrase "Let's go sailing"

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Shop now and save an extra 10% on campaign 22-24 orders!!!

As an extra incentive to shop my online store I am offering a special discount of an extra 10% on all orders placed. This is in addition to the already great prices offered by Avon. This is a great chance to stock up on items you have been needing or would like to try. Satisfaction guaranteed, if you are not 100% satisfied with your order return it for a full refund. Free shipping on direct delivery. Shop today!

PS...I love seeing "You have received a new customer on" That totally makes my day! :) Thank You for your support!

Have a Beautiful day!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturday Saturday I LOOOOVE Saturday!

We were supposed to have gone to visit family in Albany this weekend but the kids and I stayed home because the wedding we were going to is adult hubs will represent our clan solo.

So I am still hangin out in my jammas being lazy and catchin up with the blog. I need to go to the grocery store later to pick up catfood and carmel enjoy the home grown apples from our very own tree...we were blessed this year with a nice crop of apples that are very sweet but just a tad tart...thus the need for caramel dip :)

I will get back to posting photos soon, I apologize because I have been slacking. We went to Fargo last Friday (Cody's Birthday) and bought a new/used truck; 2001 Ford F150 which Cody has been driving to school this week. I miss the boys and taking them to school but I know I must give Cody some independence...its just so hard to see him growing up soooo fast! He is such a good kid/young man and I know he will go far...its just hard as a Mom to let him take those first steps into adulthood. It seems like just yesterday that he was a toddler....and today his is a man.

The cough that I've had since last Sunday is still lingering its more a nuisant cough/headache. I get these nasty sinus infections in the fall and I truly hate being sick, life goes on whether I am 100% or not...I can't afford to not be able to keep up. Jaiden was such a sweetie, I let her stay home with me on Wednesday and she sat beside me while I rested and she watched cartoons and played with her dolls, reading them books and talking softly to them. She even covered me up with her favorite that is LOVE, I am so blessed!

Ok, the headache is not going away so I need to get out from in front of the computer for a while. Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Where is this all going....?

Well, I attended my first "Avon meeting" on Wednesday night. It was a small group which was really nice so I didn't feel overwhelmed and like I had to remember a whole bunch of new names...I know you all are probably wondering why I keep posting ads about Avon and what I am doing, thinking and trying to sell....well thats just it, I am not trying to "sell" anything...I think it is more about the making contact than with the "OMG I have a sale" factor...I am really trying to reach beyond my inner orbicle...this wall I have built around myself.

I admit I am a shopaholic, so Avon has always been a favorite of mine but this is my third time being a representative and this time I want goals...I think I did it before for basically the same reasons but this time I really want to grow.

The past few weeks I've been doing a lot of thinking about the future...I like to think ahead of the game and plan things out. This week I planted the tulip garden for my Mom, joined Avon, its been things that I don't see any results of at the moment but I'm hoping will be something that brings pleasure to others, making people smile is what makes me happiest.

Thats also got me thinking about the next phase of our lives here...what is to come...what is going to happen once Scott is retired...where will he find a long will we live here? 2 years, 5 years...a hundred? Is this "our place" to be? So many few answers. I would still love to adopt a house full of kids, hubs is a bit leary of having more than we can afford but I feel totally opposite in the sense that without the kids there is nothing of value in our home...I would love to adopt a dozen or more....the wild and crazy life portrayed on reality shows where the families have dozens or more children...that is exciting to me. I know most think that is crazy but that is my dream....I have a good job and should be happy being a career woman in todays world but some days all I want to be is a Mom. Showered in kisses and hugs, surrounded by the pitter patter, thunk of growing feet. I know in todays world "things" are given a higher value rating than are human beings. We've lost the ability to stop for a moment to say hello to our neighbors or even get to know each other. Our lives seem wrapped up in getting to somewhere, but do we really know where it is we are going? What is it all about? What are our dreams and how do we make them real? Not real like reality tv real, but real as in please come in and sit down, lets have a chat and tell me what you are truly thinking. How are you doing today??? Where has that reality gone?

By the light of the harvest moon...well not quite

Last night I finally was able to get out and plant the tulip bed. The last of the holes were dug in the dark so not sure what it is going to look like in the spring...our neighbors now probably are thinking I am possessed with some crazy gardening bug...I was out with power tools, shovels, wheelbarrow, and all the kids were helping dig. I popped in the last of the bulbs by the light of the street lamps...and headlights of passing cars, with drivers staring at me in wonder....wondering I'm sure what the heck I'm up to.

The soil was very packed and soggy after a week of rain and there seemed to be more rocks than dirt in some places but I hope I got them deep enough for them to we wait.

There's lots of great sales in the newest Avon campaign, check it out!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Saturday, October 4, 2008

FREE lip balm with any order!

As an incentive to place your first order this week (due by 12:00 PM CST on 10/08/08) I am offering a FREE lip balm for any sized order placed. Just log onto my store and don't forget to use the FREE shipping code SHIP3 to have items delivered right to your door.

As I am sure you all know by now, Avon is a huge supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition to offering a variety of "pink ribbon products" such as this Breast Cancer Lip Balm with SPF 15 ($1.50, with all profits donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade), the company sponsors several walks to raise money for breast cancer research and prevention. If you are wondering what you can do to help, this lip balm is an affordable way to make a contribution.
*I just found out yesterday that Christina Applegate (aka Kelly Bundy on Married with Children) just underwent a double masectomy in July. She told her story on Oprah. She is only 36 - just a tad younger than me. My prayers are with her and all women that face this.

Friday, October 3, 2008

17 Years Ago....

I became a MOMMY!!! :)

Today, is my firstborns 17th birthday! I can remember that day like it just happened...even though I can barely remember what I just ate for breakfast. I remember the hour long ride to the hospital in the ambulance and watching the sunrise and my Mom being right there by my side seemly taking every bit of the pain and anxiety onto her own shoulders to the point where I had to reassure her "Mom, I'm doing OK" even though the doctor wouldn't give me anything because Cody was coming fast. I arrived at the hospital around 7 (I remember it was at shift change because there were nurses everywhere) It went very fast but my Mom was there feeding me ice chips and I did my Lamaze breathing so well that it was my Mom that I had to tell to breathe. Cody was born at 10:12 am...with the umbilical cord wrapped 7 times around his neck! He was a very healthy 7lbs 11ozs...but I didn't have any "water break" as seen on tv...which I thought was weird and when I got to take a good look at him later when they'd cleaned him up, his skin was dry and flaky like a fish. He never cried and has always been such a good boy, loving and kindhearted. Never fussy and has always been very mature for his age.

Even as a small boy, he was my "protector" keeping watch over me. When we would cross the street, he was the one that would always check and triple check and then say "Ok, its safe to go now Mom" He'd get fightin mad if anyone made a rude comment to me or about me in public. He has a very sensitive nature and always makes me the sweetest cards and gifts. He has a heart of pure gold! He's always been my sweetie! So today, as I reflect back on the past 17 years, it is with wonder and amazement that God has blessed me with such an incredible child to call my son.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I LOVE these!

As I was looking through the Avon ads online I found these...aren't they adorable! I wish they came in child sizes, I would order a matching pair for Jaiden. I LOVE clogs!!!
Avon has so many great products to choose from, and 100% of profits on pink ribbon products goes towards the Avon Breast Cancer what are you waiting for LET'S SHOP!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My other addiction....

As everyone that reads this blog knows, I love coffee and I love chocolate...what you may not know is I also love to shop. In an effort to stabalize my shopping cravings I am becoming a personal shopping assistant...I have become an Independent Avon Representative! Now in addition to my own shopping, I can help others to shop too :)

I am in training right now so bear with me. Ask me anything, if I don't have an answer right away I will find it out as quickly as possible.

My store link is here. Please check it out when you get a chance, and let me know what you think. Avon has some great new products and the brochures now feature scratch and sniff pages! So if you are interested in getting on a mailing list to have brochures delivered to your home please let me know. Its easy to shop online and the products will be delivered right to your door...saving you from having to drive to the store for more expensive retail brands. I don't know about you but I like to make shopping for personal care products as simple as possible. I've always loved Avon products and they seem to be just getting better and more diverse every day. Check it out!