Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 What a Year it has been!!




I finally got a new computer, can you say "Amen" I sure can, So you should start seeing more of me. Yea You! I needed to free up some space on my phone since I have had not place to put my pictures, they have just been sitting there waiting to be saved.

As I scrolled thru my pictures, all 2382 of them. I felt like I was living my year all over again. I saw some fun times, sad times and even though its not all perfect its my life and for that I am blessed.  I don't take myself very serious, and these pics reflect that.




I climbed a very tall mountain to see this beautiful waterfall. It was worth the climb and you could say it took my breath away, cause I was gasping for air towards to the top.



I spent a bunch of good times with my girlfriends Missy, Windy & Peggy. We spent every Friday night together cheering on our Mooresville Blue Devil Football team. 



I made some new crafts that I had been seeing around but really hadn't thought I could make, this is the 1st stuffed Owl I made. Not to Shabby.


I love quotes, I have hundreds of them but this year this one has stuck out to me in the most. What if I fly?? What if you fly?? As my Momma says, "Dream big it doesn't cost a penny extra."



Maybe my largest goal was to learn how to cook really good chicken wings for my son, Nailed It!! I think its the perfect mixture of BBQ Sauce and honey and cooked at the right temp. Low & slow.






And lastly, my life was filled with music proved by Daniel and the Pride in Motion Marching Band.  We always sit by the band and dance as if no one is watching, we don't care if they are.
Many other things happened but this is just the readers digest version of my 2014.


Happy 2015 Ya'll!!
Dana











Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My New MacBook Air



I'm back!! Yes the computer Santa did stop by my house with a beautiful new MacBook Air and it is Sweet!! Thanks Santa.  You can read in this post here about how I came to need a new computer. I'm learning my way around the new computer but not much has changed since I left. So, Thank you for being patient and sticking by me thru this issue. 

Like I said before, I am not really a rules kinda girl, never have been, but today I will be making a sign that says, "Please no food or drink near my computer".

Have a great day Ya'll! I am off to have lunch with my girlfriends.

Dana

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Spring Yard Sale planning



Well the weather has started to change for the better in these parts of NC. This makes me want to Spring clean and have a yard sale. For the past several weeks I have been going thru my house one room at a time and rounding up all toys, clothes that don't fit anymore and basically anything that is cluttering our house.

This yard sale is going to be a multiple family sale with myself and three others so we are tagging each families items in certain colors. We have a great location picked out at the home of one of the families and it sits at a very busy intersection. Hopefully, this will bring lots of traffic.

We are also getting the kid involved as the girls will be selling lemonade and cookies along with some rainbow loom bracelets. They should have fun and make some $$ also. 

Here's what I have learned so far on how to have a successful yard sale. Please share any tips that you may have in comments.

Start going thru each room of your house  weeks in advance and rid of anything that's just taking up space.

If you are having a sale with other families tag each family in a different color and then it is easy to sort and pay each at days end.

Make signs  and use bright ones and make sure print is large and easily readable as car pass them. I think just the words Yard Sale and an arrow are enough. In my town we can put signs out the night before, but that's it. Check your Towns ordinance to see what the rules are. Also make sure you don't have to have a yard sale permit. We do not.

Have fun and enjoy yourself although its a lot of work and at days end you will be worn out, but you will pocket some cash and clean your house at the same time. 

I will post an update after out sale and let you know how it went. 

Happy Spring Cleaning Ya'll!!

Dana




These are the piles in my house that are being added to each day and will soon be put in boxes labeled and ready to sale


Ella and Em set up and ready for customers.


A very early morning selfie with one of my bff's Windy.


Harking for customers on the curb.


Dan and I just taking more selfies as we wait for the next batch of customers.




Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hometown Player



I am sorta a Football fan and sorta not. I love to cheer on my Blue Devils  team on Friday nights with all my girlfriends. We all went to Mooresville and it is home to us. But with the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday I will be cheering for the Seahawks for the only reason is JR Sweezy graduated from Mooresville Senior High School, my school, my town and so there you have it. That's all I know is I want a hometown boy to win. So Go Seahawks!!

 
This is the sign out in front of Mooresville High School.
 
Happy Football Sunday Ya'll!!
 
Dana

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Birthday Canvas




My daughters 9th birthday is here. She had a skating party. I made her this birthday canvas for all her friends to sign at the party.


Here are the supplies that you will need to make your own Birthday Canvas. 

Artist canvas in whatever size works for you.

Paint colors for canvas.

Paper or painted letter. 

Something sparkly for border.

And a pen for the kids to sign canvas with. 

Paint pen for lettering. 


First I painted the canvas with 2 coats of green.


Next I added the letters and sparkly trim. Then with the paint pen I wrote on the dried canvas. And I glued the letter on the canvas. I put it out at her party and her friends signed it. 


I like it turned out and she will have cute wall art. 

Happy Birthday Ella!!

Dana










Sunday, January 12, 2014

I wanna cry!!



As you can see I haven't posted anything to my blog lately:( the reason being that my beautiful Mac Book Pro had a drink spilled on it. I have had it to the shop and the motherboard is fried! This made me almost cry to the young man who worked on my baby. If you wanna know the truth I did cry in the car after I left the shop. I was able to get my info off the drive but that's about it. 

So, until the new computer fairy drops by I am without my access to my blog thru a computer. Hey, you don't think I'm giving up that easy do you?? I have an IPhone and the Blogger App so all is kinda sorta ok, I'm still a train wreck over the "accident" but soon will hopefully get another. 

So onward and upward we go, blogging and living and sighing every time I see a Mac Book:(

BTW- I'm not really a rules kinda girl, never have been but new rule.......no drinks at desk!!!!!!

Dana