The Simple Things

I really don’t need to much in life to make me happy. My family means the world to me. My boys are my world, and my husband all though we can get on each others nerves is my best friend as well as my other half in this thing we call marriage. We are H.S. sweethearts, we have had our ups and downs but guess what we just celebrated 18 years married! 23 years together. Not to shabby!

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I love the lil moment In life where you go to the store together, make some small talk and just hang out. Makes some of the coolest memories. We went to the grand opening of Field and Stream and they had some really cool stuff. Hubby needed a sweatshirt. I think between this store, Bass Pro Shop and Cabelas, I never really need to shop anywhere else. ( JK, I do like Kohl’s and a few other stores) they have a very cool display that we took a picture in front of. To some people it might be nothing, but to me its a memory!

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I really don’t need much in life, I would take my bed and sweatpants over heels and jeans any day of the week! One on one conversation vs screaming at each other at a loud bar. Don’t get me wrong, I do like to go out every once in a while, but if we don’t get to do it,  it wont kill me either.

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Origami Owl

Good afternoon friends!! So as I stated in my blog post yesterday I will be starting a new venture in life ..Yet again..lol..I feel that its better to try a lil of everything then to try nothing at all. So not to long ago I was introduced to Origami Owl. I happen to think that its a brilliant idea. So I had a party in October and absolutely fell in love with the fact that I can make my own locket. I can personalize my locket to whatever I want. Not what the store wants me to have.. So I thought about what was important to me.. My husband, my kids ..my family..whalaa I knew what I wanted so i picked out the locket that bet fit me..i picked out the charms ..2 boy charms with there birthstones in them, my husband and my birthstone and a family plate to put behind it all. I love it!!!! Here is what it looks like

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You can have one too. I am in the process of having an online party and im going to add a link on here so if you would like to order anything feel free.One of the most awesome things is that it will ship right to your door.. So if you can give a girl a hand that would be so great as well because not ONLY is this my party…Its my becoming a Origami Owl designer…

http://www.LocketsByMichelleD.origamiowl.com/parties/AndreaCella339788/collections.ashx

I have created a video to show you what other people have created for there story, check it out

Just a few ideas to help you get started

 

 

We lost the Tickets.. and that was a good thing…

This weekend was and will always be in one of my top 10 most incredible weekends ever! Even though it started off a lil slow it took off like a rocket! On saturday I took my son to the park to have a fun day out with his friends. I took my camera and iPad and off we went. It was about 60 degrees out so it really was not so bad and while they ran around like chickens without heads i just hung back and snapped a million pictures. It’s amazing how fast time goes when the kids are having fun! It was about 5 pm when we got home time to shower up and get ready for the second part of the night..We went to see a concert! But the best part about it was it was lil mans first concert! He was so excited and we got all dressed up, well not like going out to a party dressed up but jeans and nice shirt..We were going to a COUNTRY MUSIC concert… Miranda Lambert with Dierks Bentley and Randy Houser! He was so excited, BUT when it came time to leave the house my husband could not find the tickets!! OHHHHH BOYYYY i have never seen anybody scurry around the house so fast! We finally came to the conclusion that as he was cleaning out his car the tickets got mixed up in some papers that went in the TRASH!!! NOW that lil man is crying, we are beside ourself hubby makes one last phone call and says to us get in the car, We are going and we will figure it out on the way there… That was a very very QUIET ride! We get there and go in and we meet up with a friend of his who says ok, here is the deal i can only get you in standing room only, AKKKKK .. ok well lets see how the 8-year-old fairs with this for the next 4 hours.. But it better than not going! WELLLLL we walk in and guess what… We are standing in the pit not 3 feet from the STAGE!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!? HOLY CRAP!!!! The stage is in arm reach and lil man is not so sure if he should laugh or cry in excitment..I know the quality of the photos are not the best but it was kinda dark and it was on my iphone..Check this out:

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The laundry saga will never end!!

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Laundry… I know you cringed just now.. Lol why do I feel like I can never ever keep up with it? Every time I turn around its there. I don’t know about you but I have 4 people in my house. My hubby, my 2 boys and me..well the amount of clothing that piles up here in 2 days is insane! I really don’t know where it comes from. No wait I do.. MY FAMILY! I have tried so many things to keep up on it and actually it’s not even the washing it that I mind or the folding its just getting it into the drawers that kills me..

I have tried so many different things and it seams that nobody likes any of my ideas. Ok so first one was each person has a laundry basket in their room and when it’s filled you bring it down ill wash and dry it but you have to put it away. O.K. Their idea of filled is a bit more than mine and it ended up in a mountain of clothing in the basket literally exploding at the seems!

The next idea was ill wash it dry it and fold it put it each into your own pile and then you can get it when it’s done. Well that still has not worked! I wash it, it sits down stairs in the laundry room till I finally get fed up and lug it up 2 flights of stairs, only for it to sit in the rooms and not get put away.

Now here comes the part that kills me… Ready…… Here’s how it goes

Me: Boys please clean your rooms….

Them: ok mom

Me: put away your cloths away

Now here’s the kicker, I go down to do wash and guess what all the clothing I have folded so nice is now on the floor mixed in with the dirty clothing and has to be washed all over again

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And this my friends is my life! But I’m not complaining, well I am but it’s not gonna change….

Much Love!!!

Just a thought about spring…

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According to my calender its spring. I don’t know about you but when I think about spring thoughts of longer days prance around in my head! I think flowers starting to come up and being able to go outside not having to worry about wearing a jacket. Old man winter has handed us some pretty crazy snow storms the past 2 months, so I think that we are all looking forward to some warmer days.

When I think of spring I think of…

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I walk outside this morning to take my pups out as usual and look around at my flowers and all of a sudden I see … get this..SNOW.. Are you kidding me..

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This is what my flowers look like now.. Hopefully soon the weather will get better and spring will finally make its way to us..

I was a “Weekend Warrior”

Weekend Warriors–are the men and women who decide I want to update my house this weekend and actually do it!! Well I did it.. I have been saying it for months..ya know like everyone else who says yeah im gonna freshen up the paint in this room, but just never get around to it, I made myself have the time!

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 I have been searching the internet and different sites to find the color I want, I wanted a country kitchen type of look, so I went to Lows on friday night and stopped off in the paint section..WELLLL is that OVERWHELMING OR WHAT!!  I had one color in mind and then I saw  12 others that I could do also..ok time to put up the blinders, get the color I need and get the HELL out of there.. JEEEEZ that was a close one I could have spent alotttt of money in there, cause you know I need this and I need that and OMG I CANT LIVE WITHOUT  THAT..

 

So needless to say I went home and with the samples I had and painted it on the side of the cabinets, cause ya know what if I did not like it.. and I did I loved it.. Soo it began, got up sunday morning because saturday I had company and well took everything off the counters and from the tops of the counters and off came the cabinet doors. Section by section, and let me tell you getting the hard wear off sucked..It was so time-consuming but it had to be done..

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So this is what our kitchen looked like before the cabinets were done. VERY WHITE!!!

Well with a lil paint and some time you can change the look of the room very drastically it took me all day to paint with a break or two..I mean it was St. Patrick’s Day, but I did it and here is the finished look..

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OMG I could stare at it all day long…Really for my first solo project I think I did good!..

 

Farmingdales 1st St.Patricks Day Parade

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and im sure quite a few of you are feeling the effects of a long day yesterday.. I know i am..from painting my kitchen though..heheh..Seriously thats why im hurting. Well i wanted to share with you a few pictures from the parade idid go to in my home town of Farmingdale. It was the first one that they have had and it turned out to be a great day and there were so many people who came down to support it..People were all dressed up showing off there Green hair, shirts, gloves, sneakers and even some of the dogs were dressed up to. What was also cool about it was that after the parade they had a bounce house for the kids and our Fire Dep,( where my hubby is a volunteer)  had potato soup& there was cotten candy also. I was just a great day for the kids to run around and get some energy out!

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