Thursday, September 30, 2010

cutest little buckeye

yesterday we took pictures of Tatum in here OSU cheerleader outfit and her tutu.
Tatum had soo much fun!!!!
Then I entered her in the Cutest little Buckeye Fan

this is the picture I entered, I LOVE it!

if you like the tutu and the flower clip, we got them from MY FROSTING!
Christy makes the cutest things.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

a store revisited

A long time ago, like ten years ago, I used to buy all my clothes from this store. It was across the road from where I worked and I probally averaged a dress per paycheck. In fact I was in there so much, the manager offered me a part time manager job there.Well, I didn't take it. I moved and soon, I didn't know where there were any stores anymore. Skip to today. I ran across their website online. You can order clothes off their website.This made me so exited, that I had to share!
Oh, the store is Maurices.

oh, and I did some checking, there is a store just 16 miles up the road.

Monday, September 27, 2010

please come in

This is our front door. It was that color when we moved in. I have always hated it! I have always wanted a red door, but in order to paint the door red, I would have to paint all shutters and garage door too ( because of the yucky reddish color they are, they wouldn't match).So, last week, I got this great idea ( on a whim) to paint it black. Funny, I thought that this would be a quick and simple task. Well, it ended up taking half the day and there was a lot of headaches that came along with it too. Last week was full of little challenges anyway. Well, here is the finished product. Do you like it?
I want to get Welcome in white vinyl letters and put it under the window. I haven't fount them yet, only in black.
 What do you think?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friday Fall Recipes

Sorry for the lack of posting this week, I have been very busy. I am taking my three youngest children to the eye doctor today, ALL at the same time. I'll let you know how that goes. I also painted my front door yesterday, I'll post some before and afters later. Well I know I missed last Friday, but I will try to stay on the ball here. School has started once again. 
This one I stole from last year, but its a really good one, and I thought it could use another post!


Carmel Pecan Apple Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust softened

6 cups sliced, peeled apples
3/4 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/3 cup caramel topping
2 to 4 tablespoons chopped pecans

heat oven to 425
make pie crust as directed using 9" glass pie plates

in a large bowl, gently mix ingredients
spoon into crust lined pie plate
top with second crust
seal edges and flute
cut slits or shapes into the top layer of crust
 Cover edge with 2- to 3-inch-wide strips of foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil during last 15 minutes of baking.
 Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Immediately after removing pie from oven, drizzle with caramel topping; sprinkle with pecans. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Tori Spelling has a children's book coming out in September about a little girl names Tallulah.
Besides the fact that the little girl is just adorable, Tatum will just love her!
Tatum's middle name is Tallulah!
yep, my daughter's name is Tatum Tallulah  :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

some inspiration, please

I am looking for some inspiration. I have a two page paper due Saturday about my childhood. I thought maybe that if I talked about my college education, I might find some inspiration.

Why am I adding college to my already, very busy life?

I  stay at home; I take care of our four children, my husband and our two dogs and two cats...I am busy, believe me.
I do hope to return to work when all four of my children are in school all day.

I am seeking a Bachelors degree in Humanities, with my concentration in Literature. Future plans include a Masters degree in Education. I want to to be licensed in fourth through ninth grade, but I really want to teach eighth grade English.

After I graduated high school,  I did attend college classes at a local branch college. I first took psychology classes, and then business classes too. I guess I was thinking human resources in the back of my mind. Then I took some marketing classes and enjoyed them, I started to head in that direction. I was working as a customer service representative at a bank at the time. I also still worked at the movie theater that I worked at in high school. I thought I was set, and I didn't really care to much about school. My mom had been working in a bank, still does actually, since I was two years old. She has been a loan officer, branch manager and investment banker. Mom was happy with my job choice and that was fine for me.
Then, two years later, I made a drastic change. I moved an hour away and went to a different school. I took animal science and horse husbandry. That lasted two quarters, but I had started working at another theater and became a manager there.
I was happy there for a while.
Jumping through another job and meeting and marring my husband, school was out of my mind for a while.
After having my second son, I quit a manager job at a retail store to go back to school. I was in a English and social studies teaching program. I was in my junior year, with one year left when my husband received a job offer in another state that we felt that he needed to take. Instead of going to school, I went back to work. I worked in a book store, which happened to be my very favorite job that I have had.
I was out of school again, for a while. 
We moved back to Ohio, and I had our last child. 
This Spring, I enter into another school and another program.
It is a program that will take me around two years to complete. I could finish it in a shorter peroid of time, but taking two classes a quarter is about all I can handle with everything else.
It is moving by quickly though, I am already starting my third quarter.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

sweaters, sweaters everywhere

Saturday, I start back to school.
Thinking that I would like some new sweaters to attend class in, I clicked on Old Navy

Oh My Goodness, there was so many to choose from in so many wonderful colors!!!!

all pics from Old Navy

this one is my favorite, it looks so warm and cozy! I can see this with a white t shirt and jeans.
scarf too :)

love the flowers!
( color too!)

I love the swing open look!

cute with a ribbed turtle neck!

my mom had a sweater that looked a lot like this when I was little, so of course I have warm cozy memories when I see this.

love this one too.

nothing says Fall like argyle!

such cute colors
( Tatum would really like this one, my pinky-purple girl)

yep, I really do like grays and blacks for Fall

so cute
{ all you need is love}

love those ruffles

last but not least, this one looks so warm and cozy too!

What sweaters will you be wearing this year?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Summer is officially over!

Who still wears white after Labor Day?
9 people voted...
8 out of 9 said that they still wear white!

Summer is over....I Love the Fall, but I think we had a GREAT summer!

Here is a summer recap...

We got to see a house built in 1837 while we were there.

we enjoyed the Fourth

Josh and I celebrated our 9th anniversary!

we spent time at Charleston Falls

Then we headed to COSI

and the Zoo

and  The Wilds

Tatum turned 4

We had a happy summer!
What fun things did you do this summer?

teal toes

Tatum and I painted our toes teal yesterday!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

OSU cheerleader

yesterday, during the Ohio State game, Tatum put on her cheerleader uniform and was cheering ...

Saturday's game

The kids, grandpa Ron and I headed to Josh's game on Saturday.
They won !!!!

All my munchkins!

( Josh is in the red hat!)

 ( Josh caught me taking a picture of him!)

Van and Tatum

Mommy & Petey