Saturday, October 4, 2014

{Heirloom Pumpkin}

 Its a chilly fall morning! We went to bed with windows up! Woke up feeling like winter in here!
Replaced the Summer Shells. . .
with a simple white heirloom pumpkin.
Enjoy the your day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

{LICE will Change your Life.}

I have heard people say, "My kids have lice!" for years. . .and I just thought, "Bless Your Heart". . . until it happened to me. 


I am serious y'all. 
 You tell me your kid has lice, I will stop and pray for you, and offer to bring a meal.

Lice will change you.

It will change your life.  

It was the L-A-S-T week of school.

  I am on complete cruise control.

Ready for fun in the sun!

Just a typical morning. . . Buddy had told me two days before that his head was itching but he just got this cool new hair-do that required gel. 
 So I assumed his scalp was adjusting to the products.
I am fixing. . .wetting. . . gelling. . . brushing. . . and then. . . 
I am stopped dead in my tracks.
I noticed something moving. . . I will spare you the rest of the grizzly details.

I was like. . . WHAT THE HECK!!  (that's the Christian version).
This was all new to me.  I had never in my life!

 But now. . .
 I am a Lice Expert.

 I have a wealth of knowledge.
I am earned my title because, yes, I got lice myself. . .

(Are you itching your scalp yet? Its okay. . . its just part of the sick little creatures game.)

Now, let me just tell you.  
After my nervous breakdown.
 I bought the RID. 

I also should say if you have any friends that really love you, you will need them.
Because I had multiple victims in my home. . . I had to have help.
I owe them my life. I mean that.

 I took a trip to Walmart. . .the The Mr. went back. . .

 I do believe we spent $250 because you will turn into a crazed lunatic.  
But save yourself the money and just get GOLD LISTERINE and OLIVE OIL.
(and something good to drink. . .sweet tea is my thing)
 You will also need a serious light.  Sad but true.
You will need trash bags.
My house looked like I had body bags everywhere.
Honestly, what I didn't bag I threw away.  
 Oh my word. . . 
 Now, its just in my nature to turn everything into a party.
So, when I took Buddy on our first RID RUN we found this adorable Kermit.
He inspired me to download this song
 (which we think of lice every time we hear it now, but. . .)
Whenever it was time to comb Kermie sat and watched and we were movin' right along.
 It was pretty devastating for my kiddos so I really did my best to make many jokes and "lice blaster" comments!
 It helped. 
I guess.
I would put EVOO in Buddy's hair (and mine!) and "Cap HIM" for hours.
I honestly don't know if it helped but it made us feel better. 
 I bagged and froze our brushes at first.
But when I was assured we were rid of the bugs I was so angry and raged I threw the brushes in the
 Trust me, you wont want to take any chances.  
After what seemed like an eternity. . . we all had fresh, clean, bug free hair and home.
May we NEVER get lice again.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

{Police Dept.)

Looking forward to the good change! They got started this week!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


I am excited our schools will be breaking ground soon on a Freshman Center.
Clayton will miss it, but Lily will be the 2nd Class to be welcomed inside!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{Summer 2014}

 I didn't blog much over the summer so I need to stroll back and record a little. . .
Swimming with cousins. . .
 Lily's 4th Grade teacher Mrs. Hale had an amazing fun sleepover for the girls!
 Snow Cones. . . always and of course.
Movie Time!

{Instead of Folding Laundry}

Instead of folding laundry. . .  
 this fall thing
 is way more

Monday, September 15, 2014

{Fall Flare}

 I have been fallin' a little here and there like so many of you. 
I was in the attic and made the executive decision (it was real hard) that my 
Christmas stuff. . . well, it look more like fall. . . thus the fall mantel.
I left out the "bling" so when Christmas is here I can add some more flare.
When and If I get around to I am going to add some white pumpkins too.  Its a toss up these days if I get whats in my head accomplished.  Some days its just best to stick with the basics. . .
Sleep. . . and maybe laundry.
Talk Later! 
Happy Fall Yall!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

{First Day of School}

 The kids are all nestled in back at school.
So far. . .so good!
 The Teenager 8th Grade
Loves his friends, fried food, X Box (seems to be obsessed with all the games I wont let him play), being in his room, and watching Harry Potter (and other violent varieties).
 The Preteen 6th Grade
She is loving playing with her American Girl dolls (Surprised? Me too.), Mandarin oranges, Full House, colored ink pens (aren't girls fun!),  and anything that sparkles.
 The Baby 3rd Grade
He is loving Pittbull Football (loving!), his friends, athletic clothes only (everyday), swimming, and cafeteria food (Surprised? Me too.)

Praying for a great year!