Friday, October 28, 2011

New Widget

I just added the Coupon Cabin Widget to my side bar.  Tell me if you like and what deals you have found on it!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Just wanted to let you know..............

I promise I won't use my blog to talk about Discovery Toys much at all.  But, I wanted everyone to know about Discovery Toys One Day Sale which is today.  Spend $50 in toys and you can get either the DRAGON PUPPET -OR- ZIP TRACK CARS for just $1!

You can check out my store at Pond Road Toys!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The power of some little Girl Scouts

My girl scout troop is working on the "Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden" Journey.  To finish up this Journey, they had to do a mini - service project that they selected.  The playground that most of they play on at school had mulch dumped on it weeks ago and no one had spread it out yet.  I thought it would be a service project they would be into and they agreed to do it very enthusiastically.

Well, the day came for us to do the work and it rained all day.  I was on the phone with my assistant leader it seemed like all day trying to decide what to do.  We decided to go for it in the rain as we were afraid that by the next meeting there would be snow on the ground. (Just a side note - snow was predicted for today - exactly one week after the event).  I prayed all day long for it to stop raining so we could get the work done.  15 minutes before we were to begin, the rain stopped and there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky.

My phone rung off the hook that afternoon with everyone asking if we were going to do it.  We got out there at 6pm and the girls immediately got to work.  Every girl had at least one parent out there helping as well.  We had 45 minutes before a lightening storm came, but those girls worked very hard for those 45 minutes and were very proud of what they had done.  I was so proud of what had done too.  We did not get it all done, but we got 75% of the work done. Some came out a few days later to try to finish up, and we nearly got there.

I heard from my daughter's teacher, that the girls that are in the same class as her were very much bragging to their classmates about the change they helped make at their school.  And they deserved it.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My First Blog Award!

I am very excited to announce that I was awarded my first award from fellow blogger Jen at The Nifty Thrifty Lady! She has Awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! 

By accepting this award I have agreed to:

Thank the blogger who presented it to me and link back to their page.Click on the link above to check her out please - she has an awesome blog!!! Share 7 things about myself. Then pass this award to some newly discovered blogs.

7 Things about me 
  1. I am a stay at home mom to three.
  2. I am a very proud Girl Scout Leader.
  3. I love to volunteer.
  4. has made a huge difference in my life.
  5. I would love to find time to take lots of dance classes.
  6. I care a lot what other people think.
  7. I am new to the blogging thing.
4 Newly Discovered Blogs-Be sure to check them out
2. The Nifty-Thrifty Lady
3.The Wonder Years
4. The Tight Rope Walk

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thankful Thursday

There are little things in my life I am thankful for right now:

1.  I can trust my son.  He forgot yesterday that I was suppose to pick him up from school and he got on the bus per usual.  I went to pick him up from the car rider line and he was not there.  I knew he forgot.  I raced home to hopefully meet the bus and on the way, I got the phone call.  He was on the bus and the bus driver wanted to make sure it was okay to drop him. off  He was punished for forgetting, but I am glad that I caught him walking home.

2. The little consequences in life.  I did not wash the floors last night as I was talking to Matt.  I am sure thankful that happened as Ann split milk this morning and Patrick missed the toilet.  I sure would have been upset if I had washed the floors, but it was extra motivation for me to get them done this morning.

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Questions of a four year old

Yesterday, I reminded my four year old that my breasts are my private area and he should not touch them hugging me.  He then asked why I had 2 "private areas" up top.  I did my typically I really don't have an answer of because God made girls that way.  He proceeded to lift up his shirt and say, but I don't have any private areas up top.  Because you are a boy Patrick............

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

When your four year figures out how to get your phone in photo mode.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

The ABC's of me!

A - Ann is my daughter.  A complete blessing to see her observe the world around her.

B - Ben.  My stepson.  He has taught me so much and has so much to offer.

C - Catholic.  I am one.  I love my church community at St. Elizabeth's.

D - Discovery Toys.  My little side company.  Check it out at  Let me know if you want to have a party

E - Emily.  She choose me to be her guide.  I can't believe she is going to college next year.

F - Food.  I am seem to always be either preparing it, eating it or cleaning it up.

G - Girl Scouts.  I am blessed to help so many girls through this organization and to have a great set of parents behind me as I led a big troop of Daisies.

H - Housework.  I don't like to do it, but I don't like a dirty house more.

I - I don't know what to say about I.

J-  Juggle.  I am trying to juggle the demands of my life and not drop any of the balls.

K - Kappa Kappa Psi.  My college fraternity.  It has given me so many blessings and friends and has shaped me into who I am.

L - Lily.  My Goddaughter.  Words can't describe how blessed I am to be selected to be her Godmother.

M - Matthew.  He is my husband of 8 1/2 years and we have been through so much together.
       Mark - my son.  He constantly challenges me to be a better person.

N - No nonsense.  I try to be as no nonsense as possible.

O - Outside.  I love to be outside as much as possible.

P - Patrick.  My cuddlebug.  I don't know what I am going to do when he goes to school next year.

Q - Quick.  How my life seems to be.

R -  Read.  I seem to read so much more to the kids then to myself.

S - Student.  It's what I will become (again) next year.  And I am scared.

T- Teacher.  It's what I do.  But I believe everyone has lessons to share with the world.

U - Unable to relax totally.  Matt says I need to work on that.

V - Volunteer.  I volunteer for many organizations and I love helping to make a person smile.

W- Workout.  It's my me time.  I need to take care of this body because no one else will.  I think it also makes me a better momma.

X-  eXtreme.   What my life seems to be at times.

Y - Yarn.  I am so glad that my husband taught me how to knit 2 years ago.  I am proud that I am going to be selling my scarves in a friend's art shop soon.

Z- Zebra.  My husband would probably say that I have the energy of a zebra and he doesn't know how I do it without coffee.