A Messy Good Time!!

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone so long. It’s not that I don’t want to keep up with my blog. I do. I really do. But I’ve been so busy. Busy with what? Kids, work, life.

But most recently, planning a weekend long birthday party for my daughter. She just turned 16. It was crazy!! We had a 3 tiered cake that about did me in, paint wars, a colored powder fight, and so much more. But instead of just telling you, why don’t I just show you? 😊

Lake Wedington, AR. The scene of our epic bday party.

We rented a cabin for the entire weekend.

It was small but cozy, air conditioned (although it didn’t work very well) and clean, and the beds were surprisingly comfortable. No tv-the kids didn’t like that. We brought board games, a karaoke machine, and marshmallows to roast.

First up: unpacking. We packed way too much stuff but I’d rather have too much than not enough. Clothes, party stuff, prizes, games, etc.

THE FIRST NIGHT:

Karaoke Time!!

My daughter and her best friend belted out tunes to an energetic audience of 3.

Not long after, the ‘crowd dispersed and hit the hay.

GOOD MORNING!!

The hubby woke everyone up by banging on pots and pans (This echoes inside a small cabin).

Delicious breakfast for a busy, busy day.

Next up, decorating the cabin for the party.

We all took to this with a smile on our face and a song or two blasting through the cabin.

Finally, We’re heading down to the lake for swimming and food! And a little music too.

CAKE AND ICE CREAM.

We had to keep the cake and ice cream at the cabin because they would have melted in a heartbeat. And I worked really hard on this cake. While it didn’t turn out as planned (I cried for a bit about that), my daughter was still pretty happy with it.

FUN AND GAMES!!

Game #1: Shake your booty. This game had everyone laughing so hard!!!

We actually had a couple more games to play but it was beginning to get late and the park gates closed at 8 pm so we moved on to the best part of the evening, the part all of the kids had been looking forward to.

PAINT SLIP N SLIDE:

How about a colored powder fight next? Shasta was the champion by the way. 😁

And perhaps the messiest and most fun, the paint war!!

Talk about a mess. But so much fun!! Afterward, everyone got sprayed down with the garden hose and showered. (Paint was still coming out of everyone’s hair even a day later.)

Then there was just us. The hubby had a headache so we had my daughter’s friend grill up some chicken for us.

A really good cook by the way.

Roasting marshmallows, ghost stories, and a light show ended the night. (At least for me. I crashed out at 1, the kids were up until the sun came up.)

All in all, I think my daughter had a great time and hopeful it will be one she will remember and cherish for many years.

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Just Teasing…With Angela Scavone

Good morning everybody. Well it’s Tuesday and you know what that means. Tuesday Teasers! Today I have Angela Scavone and her riveting military romance, A Journey  Home. Keep reading below for a quick peek inside this emotionally charged book. Enjoy! 



Stephanie Tyler’s cheating, husband stealing, ex-best friend is killed in Afghanistan and Stephanie and D.A. must escort her body home. While executing this difficult duty alongside with ex-husband,  Captain “D.A.” Douglas Aston, a myriad of conflicting emotions makes Stephanie ponder how short life really is . . . and to question her own ability to forgive. 

Angela likes to concoct dairy free recipes from scratch. Sometimes she wins some and sometimes she loses some – tofu, banana and peanut butter pudding we are looking at you.


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Life Lessons…..

I have only been on this Earth for 37 years, 35 months, and 16 days but I have learned quite a bit in that time. Not only my ABCs and numbers but also more important, deep lessons as well. It doesnt matter who you are, where your from, and what’s happened in your life, these are basic ideas that everyone should live by.

1. Always treat others as you would like to be treated. (everyone knows this one but a lot of people don’t follow it)

2. Never give up. (life is very hard and full of problems but to give up is to give in…)

3. Fight for what you believe in. (if it matters to you, deep in your heart, then fighting for it is always worth it)

4. Stand up for yourself. (there are a lot of people in this world that will take advantage of you if you let them. Don’t)

5. Live as if there is no tomorrow. (no one knows how much time we have so make the most of everyday. Carpe Diem-Seize the Day!)

6. Show the ones that you love that you love them everyday. (telling them is great but actions speak louder than words)

7. Give each effort your all. (no matter what task lays before you, do it to the best of your ability each and every time and take pride in your efforts)

8. Respect those around you. (we are all human beings and we all have hearts and emotions-don’t trample on either of them)

9. Lead by example. (whether or not you have children, you should always teach by your actions)

10. Accept responsibility for your mistakes. (no one is perfect. We all have flaws and we screw up. But recognize the mistakes you made, own them, and them learn from them.

11. Accept who you are and love it. (we can’t all be super models and actors but each of us has a special talent whether it be teaching, drawing, or even being a wonderful friend to someone. Embrace the things that make you you)

12. Have a little fun. (unfortunately most of us have to work and we have to work hard to make a living. But don’t forget to have fun. Because without it, life will be even harder than it is already and who wants that?)

I think if we all follow these simple ideas and apply them, then our lives, and the lives of those around us, will be that much fuller.