>Friends of Angel




                       You could say we are now friends…

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valorie ( no picture because of school)




but what about how i feel by now…uummmmm

lets just say that i was REALLY upset this morning!( and those words do not do proper justice to how I felt, but I am not one to swear often so that will have to do)


I could not find my purse this morning and I sure did remember bringing it out of the van when coming home last night from the in-laws.

So finally i thought i would go look in the van.

I open the door to the garage and my purse is on the floor with my



credit cards



little bible

check book


and car registration…(don’t ask why i had that in my purse instead of the car box, probably the same reason you do…haha)

all spread across the floor and chewed on!!!! AAAHHHHHHHHH  scream!!!

I now believe in dog abuse. Although i did nothing but nicely pick everything up and sternly looked her in the blue class eye and said 

 No.  sit.  stay.


Tell me what posses pups to do this kind of mean and horrid thing? She should go to jail for this! Is there Dog Jail?? If not lets make one. Is anyone with me?


I then remembered setting my purse on top of the stroller in the garage while I helped one of the kids to the house.



My awesome smashing good sales this week seemed to make up for the frustration with the dog.

Check this out…



5 pairs of shoes for $11 and some cents at Kmart


A beautiful back-pack for Valorie next year marked $29.99 and bought for $2.97.

Shirts for all the kids at .97 cents a piece from JC Penny’s.




To all you women out there you just got to take the time to read this!


Perhaps it’s not personal


If there is one thing that women have in common, it’s our sensitive natures. Along with this quality comes a tendency to internalize and impute meaning and motive to the behavior and action of others.Here’s a thought: rather than going with your immediate reaction, consider that, at least some of the time, the things that happen really have nothing to do with you, personally, at all. It just may be that you are trusting the erroneous thoughts and feelings that have warped your perception, rather then admitting to yourself that perhaps it’s not personal. Let me give you a few scenarios that might seem familiar.

You have an acquaintance, every tine you see her, she doesn’t even acknowledge you, in fact she seems to look right past you. You begin to feel uncomfortable, thinking” what’s her problem, anyway?” You start to get mad, as she obviously thinks she’s to good for you. But have you considered the possibilities that could easily explain her apparent standoffishness?

Maybe she’s near sighted.   (That just cracked me up)

Maybe she doesn’t make eye contact because she doesn’t have time to socialize

Maybe she has other things on her mind

Maybe she is thinking the same thing about you

Just maybe, it’s not personal


Taking things personally only causes you unnecessary frustration, while leaving other people baffled by your reactions.


So the next time you catch yourself annoyed at a person or situation, remember to say to yourself: “Perhaps it’s not personal – and so what if it is!”

-Kristine Carlson

>My Cupboard



Remember that cupboard i talked about months ago?


Well here it is…



It is only too bad i did not think of taking a before picture! It was a dark brown and I painted it white and then finished it with a black antique glaze.


I feel VERY good about this for several reasons…


1. my hubby doubted me…hahaha and now loves it and thinks it was a smashing success.

2. I was brave and tried something a bit out of my league.


and I LOVE IT!!!!!




>Inner beauty




Inner beauty is such a POWERFUL thing.


One I believe that is recognized just as quickly as the outward beauty. I find it interesting that we spend such little time on caring for our inner beauty but are much more concerned about what people see on the outward

When I think of inner beauty i think of being free from walking daily in things like:









I don’t know about you but for me I want to be a person who shines from the inside out.

I want to be able to take an offense and not get all bent out of shape  from it.

I want to love the unlovable.

I do not want to become angry as soon as someone does me wrong.

I want to smile and mean it.

I want to live life as a friend to life - not afraid of what it could bring me but embracing it with STRENGTH.


The clip below I find interesting…you will need to scroll to the bottom and pause the music before you click on it.