My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William

Monday, June 25, 2012

thoughts on starting a creative business.....


It's easy to get discouraged, but it's only through moving forward that you will persevere.

the tediousness of paperwork can steal creativity....however, you must create or there will be nothing for people to buy

"If you want to find out how to become a millionaire, ask a millionaire, don't listen to all the people who never did it tell you that you can't."


Be persistent!  Remember that every person you come into contact to, from the grocery store to church is a potential customer!

Keep it fun!   You started this because it's something you love doing......never forget the love of the creative process!


Make it a great day folks!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

How to pass the time.....

Here's a taste of what I've been doing instead of blogging!  Haha!!

Don't forget to "follow"   Made by Mightymom in order to see all my latest creations.  Go take a look! 

We're getting ready for a fun week of VBS this week! 

Had a bit of a mix up in my brain last week.   I was soo engrossed in getting Father's Day stuff made/bought in time I forgot which week it was!   I had my kids all ready to go and excited to the gills about our "surprise" for Daddy on Father's Day....uh, telling them the whole time that it was LAST SUNDAY!!    So, well,.....   we've already had our Father's Day celebrations thankyouverymuch!    I sure wasn't gonna try to un-excite them and make em wait a week cuz Momma was a Mighty Doofus!!  

Gator REALLY likes the Wonder Pets! 

I didn't get a pic of the gigantic "celery" he made from all of the green Duplo (huge) Lego blocks!   I LOVE this kid!!  I really really do!

Make it a great day folks!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Am I really thinking of doing it AGAIN???

Have you heard of Autism Speaks???   Take a look!

Well, I guess  my 5 mile walk for March of Dimes last year did NOT kill me, but DID help to raise $700 to help with preemies like mine.    And I have come across a shorter family walk for a different non-profit that I feel even MORE attached to The 2012 Dallas/Fort Worth Walk Now for Autism Speaks!!

Where does the money that Autism Speaks raises go?
From the Walk Now for Autism Speaks website:

Our participants continue to tell us they want to ensure that as many dollars as possible raised through Walk Now for Autism Speaks go directly to provide critically needed research and family services. We have listened and we agree. Walkers and donors will know that more of their pledges are having a direct impact on our mission.
For example:
$250 Can provide four (4) Transition Toolkits
$500 Can provide nine (9) 100 Day Kits
$1000 Can provide twenty-five (25) Community School Kits

I'm excited about this fundraiser and I hope you'll get excited with me. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Bovine Surgery in the AM

This is the cow you couldn't kill.

My sister gave this cow to my kids SEVERAL years ago......I think 4 years??  I'll have to ask her.
Due to space restrictions the cow ended up in Sugars' room.   I think it will be her lifelong companion.....I won't be surprised to see it in her dorm room in 15 years!

However, this cow will frequently spring a leak as its seams pull apart.  So when we see a fair amount of stryofoam snow on her floor I go into the Bovine OR and stitch him back together.  I'm ALMOST to the point where there's more seam that I've sewn than original.  :-) 

He came through the surgery well, and, as you can see,  is fat and happy again.  Ride em Cowgirl....

Our other morning activity consisted of Gator-boy's role play.   Can you guess who he is??