Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day & Easter Weekend

Happy GOOD FRIDAY!

Isn’t it such a GOOD and WONDERFUL Friday!
I hope you are enjoying your BLESSINGS today.
We sure are!

To celebrate Earth Day we planted a few seeds…
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They were 3 for $1.00 at our local Dollar General. I have no idea if they will grow for that price…but if they do…BOY HOWDY did I luck out!!
My helper even helped….

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It was his FIRST time ever to plant seeds. And he LOVED IT!
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We have been so busy this week (and this month for that matter.)
My BFF and I are working on a project to re-upholster a kitchen table set for a client. I had to go around our local fabric stores to take pictures and pick up swatches….

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Then throw in our daily grind of work and play….

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Trips to the grocery store….

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Lot’s of dishes to be washed…

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A full calendar of work…

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Dirt roads to travel for photo shoots…

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with this little helper….

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it’s no wonder…that by Friday….we NEED A NAP.

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We GET good and TIRED.
Sometimes….so tired I can’t shake off my REALLY BAD attitude of ungratefulness. Luckily this week I am working VERY HARD to be GRATEFUL for my life. To be GRATEFUL for my blessings.
I get to do this….


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…every week as my hobby. My hobby that I get paid for. A little hobby that God has blessed so much that it’s starting to really bless mine and Jaxon’s life.
Who the heck am I  to be in a bad mood…and be ungrateful?
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Soooooo….this weekend I am going to REVEL in my beautiful life.
I’m going to hug Jaxon so many times he can’t stand it.
I’m going to walk around my house and say I LOVE YOU in every room.
I am going to be GRATEFUL to be a live…one more day.
And I’m going to PRAISE GOD for all the BEAUTY and BLESSINGS of my life.
As I remember the ultimate sacrifice that we will celebrate this Sunday.
Hope you all have an amazingly, blessed Easter weekend.

Sending BIGTIME love your way!
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pictureless Books…and Wednesday WORD day!

Happy MIDDLE OF THE WEEK friends! Hope your week has been Uuuh-MAZING!
I wanted to share a really exciting feature with you today!

Do you have a Kindle? I do not. I know…bummer right? I think I’d swing for an iPad if I really had a choice. But…honestly a few extra hundred dollars would go towards a utility bill…or an extra hard drive…or something else helpful for my companies.

BUT…did you know you DO NOT NEED a KINDLE to read eBooks and Kindle books from Amazon. Holy crackers.

Maybe I’m the last one to the parade…but I just figured this out.

And I’m hooked.

For starters….you download the Kindle for PC software and it takes just a few minutes before you are rolling.

Here’s what the main screen looks like:
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Four out of the five books on mine were free. That’s right.

F. R. E. E.  my favorite price!

All of the classics are free to download. A w e s o m e. Literature junkies could really get into an awesome feature like that!

The eBook prices are a fraction of the price of hardback.

For example…I want to read “Water for Elephants.”
Hardcover cost: $16.29 (plus shipping)
Kindle book cost: $4.17 (zero shipping)

You do not have to be the sharpest tool in the shed to figure out…that is a GREAT deal!

Best part….you can download them immediately.
Oh I love♥ instant gratification.

And I’m learning to love reading on my computer. Anyone else a little old-fashioned and LIKE the way PAPER PAGES feel? Yep…me too!

BUT…I can dig this Kindle reader thing.

 **PS-update: I was also notified that if you have a Smart phone, you can download the Kindle app and have books downloaded to your phone! A m a z i n g!
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The grooviest thing I want to share with you is an eBook series that I am ADDICTED to.

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Love them.
They are POWERFUL…yet simple.

It’s so hard to really describe. You MUST read one…to experience it.

I’m pretty blessed to be very dear friends with one of the authors. Pretty cool! She’s amazing. I’m so proud to be her friend. Together we work as accountability friends on staying motivated towards being the BEST at everything we do!

Anywho- I digress.
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This eBook series is a MUST HAVE.

They are $2.99.

Really? Even my single-Mamma budget can afford that.


I read it every morning as a meditation to start my day. Yes…it’s that INSPIRING.
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There is SURELY one you would love too! There are so many types that everyone can benefit from one. Everyone…of all ages.

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According to Seabury Reads,
The P i c t u r e l e s s Books series includes:

a n g e l series These are alphabets with a positive word followed by an affirmation. Z, Zany, Be zany! B, Beauty, You are beauty.

c a n v a s series These are art, of any sort. Simple one... letter and word. b is for brush, c is for cartwheel.

e x p l o r e series This alphabet explores the more scienc-y, math-y subjects. It is a word and a fun definition. E is for El Nino. . . when the Pacific gets super warm.

i m a g i n a t i o n series These cover emotions and inspirations. The format changes on these depending on the emotion. Example: When you feel yucky, be yummy!

n o t h i n g series This is a nonsensical series and kind of hard to describe. N is for Never Night is a title in the series... they are words that you can't really see... but that we hope you can imagine and form in your mind. Ur Txtbk is a book in the series, which is an alphabet of texts! And coming soon in the series: Study guides for vocab on the SATs!

w e l l n e s s series This is our newest book set... and the name says it all. First book will be W is for Walnut. In this book there is a healthy food and three ways to prepare it... A is for avocado... on toast, in salad, in guacamole.

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Don’t you JUST LOVE it!

♥♥Click HERE to visit Amazon to purchase your own
I is for Invigorated book…or to browse additional titles!♥♥

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Stop by  the P i c t u r e l e s s Books blog by clicking HERE and become a FOLLOWER!



In addition to all the
P i c t u r e l e s s Books fun – the authors have also created a Facebook FAN page where fans gather every Wednesday to celebrate and participate in WEDNESDAY WORD DAY.

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According to the authors, WEDNESDAY WORD DAY “[is] so e a s y. We post the letter of the w e e k on the w a l l and you come up with one or ten or fifty words to fill it! Be creative! Have fun! Enjoy! We so a p p r e c i a t e YOU!”

Visit the P i c t u r e l e s s Books Facebook FAN page and participate in TODAY’S WEDNESDAY WORD DAY  by clicking the image below-
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Just a note: TODAY’S LETTER is “I” ---- how many “I” words can you think of????

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If you are interested in reading more about the
P i c t u r e l e s s Books and how the books were created please click HERE to read  “Letter by Letter P i c t u r e l e s s Books is Hoping to Create a New World of Words” featured on Seabury Reads.

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The ladies are also working on an APP for all sorts of mobile devices to carry your P i c t u r e l e s s Books positive words with you…wherever you are. I cannot wait to see them!! The power of positive words…all over the world…oh isn’t it just MARVELOUS!

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Please let Adrea and Teffanie know you I sent you!!! Download a P i c t u r e l e s s Book let me know how much you love them!! Be a FAN of their Facebook page and enjoy all the WORD fun today!!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY WORD DAY!
XoXo
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday PRETTY THINGS-

Well I couldn’t resist throwing in a PRETTY THINGS Friday. I keep seeing such PRETTY things that INSPIRE ME! Maybe it’s the SEASON? Spring is SO PRETTY! Well..except for the wind in WEST TEXAS. Uuughh…to say it has been aggravating is an understatement. My best friend and I have had to reschedule numerous photo sessions in the past two weeks due to the wind. WIND WIND GO AWAY!!!!!! I could have sworn the saying was MARCH WINDS…bring APRIL SHOWERS…which make MAY FLOWERS. Someone needs to let Mother Nature know we are in APRIL now please!♥
Anywho hope everyone has had an AWESOME week!
Enjoy the PRETTIES!
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You know me…and my coffee. Totally in love with this one.♥

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ADORE this♥

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I agree 100%!!!♥

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This made me LAUGH out LOUD!!!
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Happy COLORS!!♥
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(via Pastels by ~moraxxx on deviantART)
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And you know I loooooooooooooooooove this one!!!

Loooooooooooooooooooooove!!!


Have a SUPER DUPER weekend!
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Helloooo–and recycled artwork goodies!

Hi lovelies! I’ve been out for a little while but I’m back! Well sort of! I’m going to continue a small break with blogging…but really I’m re-tweaking things change things up a bit. I may also do a few re-posts of past posts to tie over the time. I would like to keep taking a mini-virtual-vacation this month! I have tons of work (work that pays the bills) to catch up on!
I do have a CAAUTE crafty to show you! I made a FAB recycled artwork for my entryway/office. It’s wonderful! And the beginning of a lot of recycled artwork stuff I want to start sharing with you guys!!
Remember my wall that I painted a couple of weeks ago?
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Well I used this old junker piece of metal I found at the farm….
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And some $0.59 clearance yellow paint….
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to make this….
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Pretty sweet!!!
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And here it is mounted on the wall!
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a d o r e  it!!! It’s really BIG! It doesn’t look as big in the pictures as it does in person. I just love it!
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I’ve done some more crafties I want to share too…sometime in the next few weeks!
My best friend and I had a crafty-girls-day a few weekends ago and we REVAMPED this chair to use in our photo shoots. It turned out FABULOUS!

Can’t wait to show you the BEFORE and AFTER!

Have a SUPER week!
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Monday, April 4, 2011

Ladybugs♥

Happy Monday every-buggy! LOL…if you watch NickJr you know where that comes from!☺ I don’t’ have a choice in the mattter…there’s a 2-year-old in my house who controls the television. LOL.

I wanted to share a pretty BIG event that happened for me over the weekend. It involves a little sadness…but in order to explain the entire thing…the sadness is a major factor in the entire story.

I try not to talk about the yuck-ness that happens in daily life…because no one truly wants to hear how bad your days are…or what not.

And this isn’t that post…I promise!

If you have kept up with Easie Peasie since the beginning of the year you know that I lost a very dear friend in February. I have never lost anyone close to me and it was something I was not expecting to go through…nor did I want to.

After that experience…life and death…have new meanings for me.

Our life is right now…today…this moment.

To connect it all…my dear friend who died in February was Erin…cousin to my best friend Lorie.
And when you grow up in a small town…best friends…and cousins…become sisters. We have many memories growing up together.

All of us for Lorie’s wedding….me, Lorie & Erin….
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Her family…is my family. I’m so lucky and blessed for every thing they have done for me…my entire life.

Erin was at every major event in my life. Including my wedding…and divorce. Erin was always there…even when Jaxon was born.

We were the last two in our group to have kids…and that day in the hospital we joked about how crappy contractions were!! I remember telling her… Erin…don’t do it!

THIS SUCKS!
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She was our “little sister” and that was our nickname for her….
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And our little sister might be physically gone…but she is with us daily…and she always lets us know!

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Soooooo….to begin….here’s the beginning of Ladybugs♥….

[These notes are from Erin’s Facebook tribute page that Lorie created so that everyone who loved Erin can write about her life…so that when her son Wheeler grows up…he will have memories to cherish about his sweet Mamma]

The story of the LADYBUG... Miss you a lot today my sweet Ladybug Erin... (by Lorie Dillard Simpson)

**I haven't written in a while and will try to make up for it soon!! Life has been hectic... This is just a sweet little story I want to share with you Wheeler... Hoping that you will get some comfort someday when you are old enough to read it... Love you!!
We were on a photo-shoot a few weekends ago with Erin’s step niece (Melody’s grand-daughter Bryliegh).  The day was exactly one month from the day of the accident.  Our shoot was scheduled for 5:30pm, about the same time of day the accident occurred.  My heart had already been very heavy that entire day.

Earlier in the day I bought this ladybug pin-wheel, to put out at Erin’s grave {which I finally put there this evening}.  The ladybug reminded me of when we were little girls, we would play outside a lot.  At her house in town, there was this tree in the backyard that one spring was COVERED in ladybugs.  We caught them by the handfuls.  It was something I had never seen before, and have never seen since.  The trunk of this tree was so covered in ladybugs you could not see the tree bark.  I cannot describe it, but as a little girl it was so neat, because what little girl doesn’t love ladybugs.  Our Papaw has always had nicknames for us.  Erin was Little Lover, or little bug.  I am Lover or Lovebug, which all remind me of ladybug.

So back to the day of the photo-shoot… I was getting some props out of the back of Large Marge (Tiffany’s vehicle) and I look down on my pants and there I see a sweet little reminder from God and Erin, this ladybug crawling on my pants.  I will forever cherish that sweet moment and forevermore when I see a ladybug, be reminded that Erin is not far away. {I got the ladybug off my pants and Tiffany snapped this sweet shot, before she flew away...}
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Wheeler, I hope when you see ladybugs throughout your life, you will be reminded of God’s promises and your beautiful mommy…

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The Story of the Ladybug part 2... (by Lorie Dillard Simpson)

Did a photo shoot tonite &  I have to share the significance of these photos.. This shoot was of my children Devan & Mya, my nephew Braxton, my cousin Erin's little boy Wheeler, & my best friend Tiffany's little boy Jaxon joined us at the end. As you all know, we lost my cousin Erin in a tragic accident February 5th. This bluebonnet patch is right across the street from the house that Erin grew up in... These bluebonnets are there every year and have been since we were kids. So being able to take Wheeler's pictures in the same bluebonnets that Erin got to see and take pictures in growing up was priceless and emotional in itself... as soon as we walked up to the bluebonnet patch, I looked down and saw this ladybug.. We tried snapping a few pictures of her on the bluebonnet plants, then she flew off. Well in to the shoot, we were finishing up and the 'same' ladybug was between Wheeler's feet, I picked her up to show him and she started crawling up his arm... that's how we got the sweet shots of him looking at the ladybug. Then she disappeared... Then, after we were done Charolette (Wheeler's Grammie) was holding him and we were standing around talking and noticed her on his head!! UNBELIEVABLE!! We all CRIED!! It was a BITTERSWEET moment, and again an AMAZING reminder that Erin is with each of us DAILY...
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Erin's little boy Wheeler... and ladybug..
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Wheeler & Grammie at end of shoot, then we noticed who was still on Wheeler (look closely)
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SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…because of our sweet ladybugs…we wanted to do a memorial “something” for Erin. Literally…at every photo shoot…we see ladybugs….here is another one we captured while doing a photo shoot of Jax.
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Lorie came up with a great idea….memorial tattoos…of ladybugs…something that would be apart of us forever…to remember Erin…every single day.

So we thought about it for about 2 weeks…
and finally…. took a DEEP BREATH…and we DID IT!

I am 32…and never had a tattoo…OMG. I thought well…I’ve given birth…can it be worse than that??
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Yessirrrr…it hurts!
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Well the top of your foot does. Wow.
My foot before…LOL.
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The trace thingy….gulp.
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Ouuuuuucccchhhhh!!!
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And the finished PRODUCT!!!
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Holy crackers…those little dots were the worst part. The shading was a piece of CAKE!!!
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I am totally IN LOVE with it.

I never thought I would like a tattoo…because I never thought I could be committed to ONE image…on my body…forever. Someone once told me it has to mean something to youI get that now.

I love this lady bug.

I love that Lorie and I both have this…and we did it together…and we have Erin with us…forever.

Here’s Lorie during…..
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Ouuuuuccccchhhh!
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And here they are TOGETHER!
WE SO LOVE THEM!!!!
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We celebrated with Mexican food and margaritas!
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They were SO WORTH IT.
We can’t stop looking at them…and we can’t stop smiling!

Have a super week! Count your blessings…GOD is so GOOD.
Be grateful for another day.
Hug your babies…and everyone you love…you never know when you may not have another chance!
Look for LADYBUGS!♥
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