December 30, 2009


Guess where I have been for the past 3 days? That's right the happiest place on earth Disneyland!! It was a surprise Christmas gift to our boys and boy were they surprised. In the past I might have mentioned that my 3 little birds are all early birds and as one by one they made their way into our room each one was shocked that for one we were up and two all our bags were packed ready to hit the road for our 3 day 2 night family vacation. My babies reaction was the best as he asked " Mom where going? " I told him we were going to Mickey Mouse's house and asked him if he wanted to go? I can't explain the look of shear happiness that crept across his face. He was so excited and so eager to go I had to wrestle him out of his pajamas and into his clothes.

My boys reaction and excitement that morning was the best Christmas gift I have ever received. We had such a wonderful time as a family, it was all smiles and laughter hugs and kisses, my baby was on cloud nine the whole time. I think he is now even more in love with Mickey Mouse and all of his friends. I can't wait to upload our family pictures and share them with you.

December 24, 2009

December 22, 2009

Baby News

Today at 1:40 in the afternoon baby Brielle Annalise was born healthy and strong!!! So far all is well and mommy is relieved and recovering. Our hearts and our family have grown once more and I can't wait to spoil Little Miss Christmas. Thank you friends for all your prayers.


Outside my window this morning I find the sun fighting against gray skies desperate to break through appropriate scenery for today. Last night my sister informed me that my pregnant niece had been hospitalized. Her pregnancy has been plagued with problems but with several recent visits to the doctors all resulting positively we thought she was in the clear and would be able to enjoy her remaining few weeks of pregnancy with little to no stress. We were wrong, my niece had to be prematurely induced because her daughter had stopped growing in utero, she was due to deliver sometime in early to mid January. I am asking that you please keep her and my family in your prayers as we help her through this difficult challenge.

~* Prayer Of The Day *~

Faith comes from hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
{Romans 10:17}

Father in heaven I choose to trust in you even when things don't go the way I planned. I know You are at work in my life. Thank You for Your perfect love which casts out all fear.

In Jesus Name Amen

December 21, 2009

Am I A Scrooge?

Christmas is coming in just a few days and my anxiety is rising not because I have not wrapped a single gift but because soon the frenzy of my children taring into their gifts on Christmas day will occur and with all that frenzy comes tape, wrapping paper and bows and those darn twist ties that hold the toys in their boxes all over the floor.

I can't wait to have my house back in it's "normal" state. Does that make me a Scrooge? I hate to think so, I guess it's just the organizational side of me. You know the everything in it's proper place side of me. That side of me that says when you finish eating you rinse your dish and put it in the dishwasher you do NOT leave it in the sink to ferment and grow mold or any other kind of bacteria.

Well Christmas is coming and bringing it's mess with it but it is also bringing love, smiles, family togetherness, and good will toward others. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.Let us all remember the true reason for this most glorious season.

December 18, 2009

Snow Globes

I have decided that one of my new years resolution will be to start collecting Parisian snow globes. My only problem being that I am not exactly sure where to find Parisian style snow globes, DARN IT!!

I'm sure there is a snow globe .com website somewhere so the hunt is on for these illusive snow globes that I plan on proudly displaying in my front living room once I find them.

Perhaps one day my desire to visit Paris France will out weigh my fear of flying and I will be able to add as many Parisian snow globe to my collection as my heart desires. Until then these beautiful snow globes will have to be the windows to my Paris dreams.

December 14, 2009


Last night I became aware that my POTTERY BARN catalog is my pornography. After putting the boys to bed I climbed into my bed giddy with excitement clinching my POTTERY BARN catalog. My post it's and pen at the ready for me to note what items I fantasize buying to make my home visually perfect. With each turn of the page I would groan and giggle, gasp and sigh. My eyes wide looking over the images inspecting every little detail over and over again.

I was making so much noise that my hubby had to peek in on me to see what I was doing "I'm looking at my POTTERY BARN catalog" I said. I invited him to look it over with me and fantasize how beautiful our house would be if I bought these things to decorate our home with. He looked at me the same way a dog looks at you when you make a weird sound. I smiled as he went back to his office then I let out a hearty laugh, I felt like a teenage boy who had been caught looking at a nude magazine.

It's funny the things that excite and entertain you as you get older, Lysol and POTTERY BARN catalogs one might say I'm a very dirty girl. *smirk*

December 10, 2009

I Found It!!!!

I hardly slept a wink, I tore the house apart last night searching for my extra large can of Lysol. Last night we had Cub Scouts and well certain things didn't go as previously planned and I ended up hosting 3 dens in my home. Yes I said 3 dens, we had a total of 14 boys and 8 parents, 15 if you count my baby. My house was a disaster it looked like a frat party had taken place in my home.

After cleaning the kitchen and picking up all the crafting scraps off the floor I took a deep breath and headed upstairs to my boys playroom to asses the damage. I'm sure I don't have to explain to you the kind of damage 15 boys can do in a confined space so I let out another sigh and headed to the bathroom to grab my can of Lysol and that's when my nightmare began.

My can of Lysol wasn't in it's proper place, I knew I had a can but where could it be? Why wasn't it in it's proper place? All my boys where fast asleep and I couldn't make an emergency trip to the store and I didn't think my sister would make the 35 minute drive to my house just so I could go out and buy a can of Lysol.

Sweat began to run down my face as I came to the horrible realization that I would have to put all my kids toys away without disinfecting them!! I frantically called my husband who has been away on a business trip these last few days to ask him if he knew where my can of Lysol was and if he knew why it wasn't in it's proper place!! The situation is dire I explained with every passing minute the germs are multiplying and I am helpless in their attack, honey I have no Lysol!!

I searched high and low but to no avail my can of Lysol was nowhere to be found. I cleaned the playroom and washed my hands again and again. Frustrated I went to bed but couldn't sleep. I nodded off once or twice but never fell into a deep sleep.

Morning came and I heard my boys awake and playing in the playroom. I closed my eyes and scrunched my face in disgust knowing they were touching and playing with toys I had not yet disinfected.

Suddenly... elation, I jumped out of bed screaming it's in the garage!!! My hubby had used my Lysol to disinfect some items we had received from a pack leader who at the time had been very sick with the flu. I had found my can of Lysol my big beautiful can of Lysol. As I danced around the playroom I spayed the toys and sang "I found my can of Lysol ha ha ha ha ha the germs are gonna die la la la la laaa."

*SIGH* A Christmas miricle I love stories with happy endings.

December 7, 2009

It's Raining!!

I woke up this morning to the glorious sound of rain falling outside my window. The weather man is calling for rain all day so tonight I have planned a comfy cozy night for my boys. We will put on our warmest pj's and enjoy Christmas cookies and coco, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Merry Christmas Charlie Brown. Oh how I love this kind of weather and love it even more when it comes this time of year.

December 4, 2009

Baby Don't Go!!

It is that time of year, the time of year when a mother starts to realize that her baby is no longer a baby but a toddler, a little boy. The only evidence of a baby left is his diapers and even that evidence is quickly being taken from me. Like most I thought I had more time I thought it would last a little bit longer but it is very clear today there is no baby here.

The King of all my wild things is speaking more clearly making his commands easy to understand. The baby gate that at one time caged him in no longer holds it's power. No bottles, no soothies, no clothes with the word months on his tags no now all I see is that big letter T. My baby is gone and now all I see is a mischievous little toddler looking back at me. *sniff* *sniff*

December 3, 2009

Do You Believe In Jack Frosty?

This is why I want to live in Washington State these photos were taken this morning by one of my dearest friends Kristie who recently moved to Washington. This was what was waiting for her this morning right outside her front door. I would love to give my boys the gift of experiencing nature this way.


You can click on the photos if you'd like to see them enlarged.

December 2, 2009

Just Call Me Bitter

Vanilla coffee is not the only thing brewing in my home today their is also a big pot of bitterness brewing, bitterness for my hubby's employer!! Funds that were intended for my formal living room makeover have been TAKEN FROM ME!! So my vision of a Shabby Chic Christmas has gone from Shabby Chic to just plain shabby. *growl*

Well I shouldn't say that, I just have a hard time finding my patience when I am excited about a design idea for my house. My home looks wonderful with all our Christmas decorations up even if I don't have the toile pattern pillow covers and curtains that I wanted. It is still somewhat of a Shabby Chic Christmas if nothing else a whole hearted attempt at creating a Shabby Chic Christmas.

November 28, 2009

A Wonderful Surprise

Woke up this morning to a wonderful surprise, rain falling outside my window could this be the start of my California winter? Beautiful gray skies and over stuffed clouds bring relief to our landscape, oh how I hope this weather will stay. It's time for hot chocolate with extra marshmallows, sitting under cozy blankets next to the fire while watching a movie. I can't think of a better way to spend Saturday with my kids, oh did I mention the fresh baked banana bread? Yep this is going to be a wonderful rainy day.

November 27, 2009

Bring On Christmas

Well I am still stuffed from yesterdays fabulous feast and now the hectic frenzy that is known as Christmas can begin. Time to bring out the Christmas decorations, start addressing Christmas cards, and filling our homes with the delicious smells of holiday baking. Christmas pageants and Secret Santa's what a wonderful time of year.

I need to start on my front living room project and finish my bedroom armoire. I know I said I would post pictures but a funny thing happened when I placed the armoire in my bedroom it changed the character of the room so much that I need to go out and buy new curtains, lamp shades, and a comforter set. So I don't want to post any pictures until the whole room is put together. I want you all to have the full affect of what I am trying to create I guess it is the perfectionist in me. I hate having incomplete projects it affects my concentration with everything in my life.

So today I will finish the ageing process on my armoire put up the new curtains and well I should say I HOPE to finish the ageing process all my babies are home enjoying their holiday from school so I will just have to accept that I will accomplish what I can and enjoy them the rest of the day.

November 24, 2009

A Shabby Chic Christmas

I am so excited I can hardly contain myself I just spoke with my hubby and expressed to him the changes I would like to make to the front living rooms decor and his response to me was "Whatever you want to do babe" that is my favorite response!! So now I have some sewing to do, it is off to Joanne's fabrics to gather up some cream and red toile print fabric to recover some of the pillow cushions on my couch and new candles of course.Compared to the rest of my house the front living room has a very modern look. I am not certain why I ever even picked this particular couch set I'm sure I picked it because it is cream colored and very comfortable but the geometric patterns on the pillows have always bothered me.

So a plan was concocted, I am going to turn the pillows over and expose the solid cream color and make toile pillow coverings for the smaller pillows changing the look of the couches to something I actually like!! Why has it taken me 10 years to figure this out? Because I am that slow people!!

We will be having a Shabby Chic Christmas!!! I am going to get a tiny Charlie Brown Christmas tree have it flocked white with a burlap bottom and have it displayed on the formal living room table.I simply can not wait, the look that I have been trying to create for years is finally coming together one decorative accent at a time.

November 20, 2009

Busy Little Bee

I have been a busy little bee today, my homes condition was effecting my comfort levels, my inner peace, my spiritual feng shui, my inner chi, basicly my house was dirtier than I felt comfortable with.I was trying to let go let loose and not care so much about cleaning but I just couldn't do it.So I cleaned my house from top to bottom inside and out washed the dog and clipped his nails.

Now I feel great and what I discovered while cleaning my house is that I accept myself and accept that I like having a clean house. If my house makes you feel uncomfortable because it is too clean than don't come and visit me!! I am fed up with people making me feel like there is something wrong with me because my house is clean!!

I make the condition of my home where I raise my family a priority so don't try to make changes in me and how I clean so you can feel better about how you live and the condition of YOUR house. If you don't mind clutter than live in clutter, embrace it. I don't go to your house and make faces or try to make you live cleaner life anyway my rant is over and I feel better about my house myself and my choices.


The armoire is finished and in my bedroom my stubborn hubby had his way and he and his friend lugged the massive piece up the stairs and into our bedroom and it looks absolutly beautiful.I am going to take pictures tomorrow so I can photograph it in the best light, I will post pictures on Monday.

November 18, 2009

Working Hard

My hubby and I have been very busy these past few days working on my armoire today we will be putting the finishing coats of paint on it and let me tell you it is BEAUTIFUL!! I can not wait to post pictures to show all my blog~world friends the before and afters.I think my sister~in~law might have some regrets about giving the armoire away but as they say no gives~ees backs~ees.Now if only I could convince my hubby to keep the armoire downstairs he is a mule he just won't budge!! Perhaps when he actually starts to move this monster piece he will come up with the idea to keep it downstairs.*wink*wink*

Does anyone else feel like this month has just flown by?I was just reminded that next week is Thanksgiving!!! I just can't believe how quickly the new year is approaching.As a kid it seemed as if Christmas would never come now as a parent I think oh my gosh Christmas is coming so quickly give me a chance to shop!!I still love this time of year even if it does stress me out.I can't wait to see the smiles on my boys faces as all the Christmas decorations start to go up around the house.

Waking up in the morning to the smell of our Christmas tree snuggling up in big blankets and watching Christmas movies.Yes the stress of the season I would say is well worth it.

~Prayer Of The Day*~

Heavenly Father,thank you for leading me with your gentle and loving hands.Give me the strength and hope to move forward into a life of victory you have prepared for me.

November 12, 2009

Great Show

Last night I was watching a television show on the Style Network called Clean House.I am sure you know were I am going with this, I have been accused of being a clean freak and rightfully so I think some people have the wrong impression of me and my cleanliness because when I visit peoples homes the first or second thing that comes out of their mouths is "Welcome to the dirty house."

I don't see peoples homes that way but they seem to make it a point to comment on the condition of their house to the condition of mine.It makes me feel uncomfortable when people say those things to me because as I said before I don't see my friends homes that way.If they were hoarders like the people on the Clean House Show then yes I would be taken back by the condition of the home.It's ironic that I clean my house so people will feel comfortable in my home but they feel uncomfortable because my house is clean.

I would like to know where is my show? Where is the Cleanest House Show? How about you give me and my family a trip to Disneyland while you redecorate my house with very expensive furnishings because I know how to maintain my house!! Where is that show Style Network?!?! I don't have clutter so I an not worthy well I can have clutter kind of, well I can make a real attempt to have clutter or whatever the idea of getting rewarded for being messy or lazy or busy just gets under my skin.



Today my hubby's parents celebrate 21 years of wedded bliss.They are two of my very most favorite people whom I simply adore!! They are wonderful parents, grandparents, and friends we aspire to have a marriage and friendship like they have.

November 11, 2009


Well the armoire is here my hubby kept his promise and brought it home!! Now it is not a "true" armoire, it is a television armoire that is made to look vintage but I don't care cause it is scratched up and looks old my two favorite qualities in furniture.Now I find myself trying to convince my hubby of placing my new armoire with a smaller television in the downstairs family room and moving the big screen television upstairs to the playroom.I am hoping the fact that the big screen television weighing considerable less than the armoire making the big screen easier to move will be the persuading factor for him.

I have become obsessed with collecting old vintage photos.I am not certain how I will use them as accents of design in my house just yet but I think I might have an idea.Should it matter that I don't even know these people? I don't know I just love vintage photographs their look, the expression on the peoples faces and how in the photos the sense of innocents,simplicity,and virtue is captured.When I figure out how to display them I will post pictures of my completed design project to share with you.

Today my boys have the holiday off from school and from the playroom my wild things are making a raucous as my 2 year old is clearly King of these wild things!!What a wonderful surprise for my baby today to have his brothers home to play with and spend his day with he misses them so much when they are gone at school all day.

November 10, 2009

Sweet Relief

Sweet relief from my vanilla coffee coming to rescue my day *AAHHH* what a great way to start your morning.I can honestly say I am addicted to my vanilla coffee it has the power to set the tone of my day since I haven't been able to enjoy my coffee just the way I like it, these past few days have been rough.

The drastic changes in the weather are not helping me either one day it is 65*degrees the next week we are in the low 80*s it is driving me and my sinuses nuts!!I am not the only family member with sinus issues my two little boys have been suffering from sinus problems I hate when my kids are uncomfortable or sick.

~*Good News*~

My hubby said today we would be going to pick up my new armoire from my sister~in~laws house I am so excited I can barely contain myself.I hope it doesn't take me another 10 years to get an old upright piano.Oh my goodness the thought of owning an armoire and upright piano sends me spinning!! My former neighbor got an old upright piano from of all places Good Will, for something like $200 dollars.I WANT AN OLD UPRIGHT PIANO FOR $200 DOLLARS!!! I think I need to calm down and be grateful for my armoire and enjoy that blessing, focus on what I DO have not what I don't.

~*Prayer For The Day*~

Keep on asking and it will be given to you;keep on seeking and you will find;keep on knocking reverently and the door will be opened to you.
(Matthew 7:7)

November 9, 2009

A Great Weekend

What a lovely family weekend I had,on Saturday we had a family outing to San Diego to see the Broadway production of The Lion King. It was amazing and the boys were mesmerized it feels so good to expose them to culture and art.We attended the play with my brother~in~law and his family and my husbands mother.Afterwards we all went out to dinner it was simply a wonderful day.

Then on Sunday my dear sister~in~law gave me the most wonderful gift she gave me an old scratched up armoire!! BLISS I have wanted an armoire for some 10 years now the armoire was just sitting on the side of their house.I said to Shannon why on earth do you have this beautiful armoire on the side of the house? That's when she told me they were going to GIVE IT to Good Will and if I wanted it I may take it.Can you believe it they were going to just GIVE IT to Good Will. My jaw was on the floor and I couldn't get the words YES I'll take it out of my mouth quick enough.The hubby and I are going to paint it and put a crackle finish on it give it a shabby chic makeover.I just can't wait to pick it up and have it here in my house, what a great weekend!!

Today has been such a laid back Monday tomorrow is going to have a wonderful start I finally made it to the store to buy some french vanilla creamer. I am so addicted to my vanilla coffee it verges on the edge of ridiculousness.My poor hubby he tries to help me and gets so frustrated when I tell him he brought home the wrong things.I have also been actually taking the time for myself and knitting it feels so good to put myself my needs on the to do list I highly recommend it to everyone.Well that is all from me today I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

November 5, 2009

Tea Time

What a semi~wonderful night I had last night, my hubby is out of town and without his presence in bed I find like most couples who have been together for some time that it is difficult to sleep without them. So last night I decided to knit and watch Pride and Prejudice from my big empty bed,it was heavenly!! An evening to truly enjoy myself, one can never go wrong with an evening with Austen I can't wait to do it again tonight.

This morning from my bedroom I hear uncontrollable laughter as my two little boys play under the covers and I rediscover my love for hot tea.I am not really a coffee drinker although I did get snagged on vanilla coffee but my first true love has always been tea. It soothes me from the inside out relaxing the tension in my back.

~* Note To Friends *~

I don't know if you noticed I added a music player to my blog with the help of my favorite girl Kristie of ~* Cali Girl With A Washington Heart.*~ I set it up to give you the option to hear the songs or not because my music taste might not be your cup of tea. *wink*wink* Get it? Your cup of tea? I am just so easily amused,anyway I hope you like it.

November 4, 2009

What Happened To Wednesday?

Well it seems that my Wednesday is off to a bad start, while changing my baby's diaper this morning I threw my back out and now find myself in a great deal of PAIN!!! It hurts to breath it hurts to walk or blink. Basically it hurts to be alive right now!! Worst of all my husband is away on a business trip until Friday and to add insult to injury my husband bought the WRONG vanilla creamer for my coffee, he bought me the powder kind. *ugh* What other cruelties will this Wednesday bring? At least my big boys will be home early today and will be able help me a little with their baby brother.*wishful thinking* I hope the aspirin I took this morning starts to kick in soon very very soon.

I've decided to make it a point to do one thing for myself a day.Whether that means read a chapter in a book, knit a few rows, or paint my nails.There always seems to be moments in the day when things slow down a bit, the baby takes a nap or gets involved in play and in those moments I always choose to do things around the house or for the boys but I am going to make a real effort to take that time and do something special for myself.I think as a mother I need to remember I am a part of the family too and that the caregiver needs to give care to herself.I need to remember and accept that doing things for myself isn't selfish and it certainly does not mean that I love myself more than I do my family.

~* Prayer Of The Day *~

Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you.

November 2, 2009

It's My Day

A darling little face at my bedside this morning 6a.m. with gifts of giggles, kisses, and hugs I can not think of a more wonderful way to be jarred awake from a deep and restful sleep.

In the playroom imaginations soar as three boys start the day with laughter and play.I hear construction and cars, laughter and some tears the occasional declaration of "I had it first!" it is simply my bliss.

Today I will do no housework I declare the day my own. I will knit and read and devote my attentions to my baby and all he wants for this day.

~* A New Friend *~

My blog friends I am over the moon this morning because I woke up and found not only a comment and compliment but also as one of MY blog followers Elena Maria Vidal blog author of ~* Tea at Trianon. *~

I think I have made it very clear that I am obsessed and infatuated with all things Marie Antoinette and Elena Maria Vidal feeds my addiction with her knowledge, articles, and reviews on all things related to Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. I am already adding books that she has reviewed to my Christmas wish list. For me it is an honor to be recognized by her and I thank you very much Elena for adding me to your list of blogs you follow.

~* Prayer For The Day *~

Do not be conformed to this world be transformed by the renewal of your mind.
Romans 12:2

A Little Extra In My Cup

Oh vanilla coffee how I need you today I have three baskets of laundry to fold and I am feeling the effects of a restless nights sleep. My two year old has stopped sleeping through the night but I think his midnight kisses and snuggles are worth the loss of sleep.

I hope everyone is enjoying the time change, so far I am. Mornings seem to be a little more relaxed when getting the boys ready for school,I hope the feeling doesn't end.It's funny we always seem to complain there are not enough hours in the day but as soon as the time change occurs very few of us know what to do with ourselves and our gift of the extra hour.Personally I think it is a wonderful problem to have I think I will use my extra hour and start knitting again.

~* A New Friend *~

This morning I was so excited to find another new friend among my Followers, welcome ~* Maria *~.Thank you Maria for adding me to the blogs you are following it was such a thrill to find you there among all my other blog friends.

~* Prayer Of The Day *~

Father in heaven,today I surrender my thoughts and mind to You.Help me to retrain my thoughts so that they are in line with Your will for my life. I choose to have a positive attitude of faith and expectancy I thank you for empowering me to enjoy the good life You have for me.

November 1, 2009

A Simple Kind Of Life

In her heart...

A house to raise my boys.

A room where my family can gather.

A bed to dream the most beautiful dreams.

And beautiful dishes to serve meals made with love.

An Antique Lifestyle

Happiness on this 1st November day as I discovered two new blogs that I find myself completely enamored by Rachel Aswell Shabby Chic and Tea at Trianon. What a gift blogs are they give us pictures,instruction,laughter,beautiful words, and inspiration for ones life and these two blogs are that and so much more for me. A collection of visual images of my dreams. Pale roses and patina silver,pastel furniture with crackled paint.

A dream of tea cups and corsets etiquette and grace daughters who where raised to be ladies and sons that where raised to be gentlemen.Of a time when men acknowledged a ladies presence. I dream of books and pianos, poetry and thought.I dream of ribbons and lace and the presence of God in everyday life.

I must thank my Caroline of ~* In His Shade *~ she inspires me to be more, to do more and to do it all with a feminine touch.I asked her how she found the blogs she belongs to and she introduced me to the world of Google.Clearly I am not very familiar with computers I can manage on my own but sometimes computers make me feel like a damsel in distress.Luckily I have wonderful family and friends to guide me through the Internet world.

October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Today I am enjoying my vanilla coffee outside my window I see hot air balloons filling the skies over wine country.The balloons carrying people higher and higher, they are enjoying the crisp October air and spectacular views what an amazing way to start your day.

From the playroom I hear my boys excitement over Halloween and the costumes they are wearing,the candy they will receive and what they will be watching this Halloween. The Charlie Brown special It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown is a tradition of course and the spooky movie Monster House is what they will enjoy while filling their little faces with their sweet chocolate treasures.

I am so excited to have found a new friend among my followers dtbrents from ~* A Gracious Home *~. I am so honored to have you and what a thrill it was to find you among my followers. It really makes my day and tickles me to no end when I find someone new reading my blog,so thank you.I would also like to welcome to the blog community my very good friend Kristie,her blog is ~* Cali Girl with a Washington Heart. *~ It chronicles her families adventures of moving from California to Washington her link is found under Feeding My Soul if anyone would like to check it out I know she would appreciate it.

~* Note To Friends *~

I just wanted to address the Prayer Of The Day I write that for me, if you receive peace or inspiration from it that is simply wonderful.I just wanted to make it clear to all my friends that I am in no way trying to push my personal beliefs on anyone. The prayer is simply to help me set the tone of my day. I did not receive any comments about the prayers but I just wanted you all to know what my intentions are.


~* Prayer Of The Day *~

Faith comes by hearing,and hearing by the Word of God.

Romans 10:17

October 30, 2009

A Blissful Day

Today my vanilla coffee is tasting even sweeter because my blue eyed boy was awarded student of the month at his school assembly this morning. How proud and handsome he looked standing in front of the school as his big brother boasted "That's my little brother" as his classmates cheered.

What a wonderful day this is going to be for my family we are going to the boys fall festival at school tonight then we will be carving our pumpkins and ending the evening snuggling under soft and fuzzy blankets for a family movie night. All this in a clean and sanitized house...ah bliss. Now if Lysol only came in a Hazelnut Coffee scent my world would be pretty darn close to perfect,again it's the simple pleasures that make my life sweet.

Yesterday it took me what seemed like all day to clean the house making my dream of having a smaller house that much more of a desire in me. To have to clean three living rooms and three bathrooms frustrated me. I seriously think that I need to take my boys to have their eyes checked because I am not certain they even see the toilet bowl.

While we are on the subject of dirty I was informed by another one of my favorite girls that the book I mentioned I was going to start reading is a little bit of a dirty read and that she recommend it as well so now I am even more excited to start reading this book. A woman needs a little smut in her life from time to time. *wink~wink*

~* A Prayer For Today *~

Father God,I come to You today declaring that I am finished with fear.Thank You for giving me power,love,and a sound mind.I choose to stand on Your promises.Fill me with Your peace and joy today as I move forward in victory with You.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe Halloween weekend.

October 29, 2009

Plans For The Day

Today I am enjoying a cup of vanilla coffee with the most delicious egg sandwitch I have ever made to date,it is my morning indulgence.It was another chilly morning so I think banana bread is in order today, a nice welcome home surprise for my boys.

Mentally I am making a list of all that I will clean today. My house by my standards is looking very dirty but a good deep cleaning will do the trick and all will be right in the world again.Here a dirty house always makes for a bad day and you know what they say if Mama ain't happy then nobody is!! *devilish grin*

In my bed wrapped up in over sized covers my baby blissfully lays enjoying the warmth and his favorite shows.At this sight my heart is filled with joy by his enjoyment of simple pleasures. I hope to enjoy some simple pleasures today as well and start reading Summer Sisters by Judy Blume. My best girl Kristie read it, she liked it and so I'm sure I will too.Coffee and books what could possibly be better? If anyone has any books they would recommend I would love to hear about them and would appreciate any suggestions I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed day.

~* Prayer For Today *~

Father in heaven,thank you for Your Word that is living and active and growing in my life. I submit myself to you today.Teach me Your ways so that I may know You.

October 28, 2009


Today I am enjoying a cup of vanilla coffee watching the cold wind blowing away the leaves on trees that are desperately trying to hold on. Nature is setting it's scene for winter as my hazelnut candle fills my home with it's delicious aroma.

In the playroom a smile creeps across my face as I watch my 2 year old as his imagination carries him away to a place only he understands.

I am dreaming of one day owning a cozy little house with a brick fireplace and built in bookshelves. An over sized chair in the corner where I can read the day away that is how I would spend the perfect day.

~* A Note To Friends *~

I am going through some changes for the better to improve myself. You may have noticed I have changed the title of my blog to Simple Kind Of Life. Their is so much more to me than just anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder.I don't want to be defined by just that I will still write about it because it is part of who I am but it is not all that I am. I have also changed my URL to simplykjones which for some reason the URL change will not show the blogs that I am following on my blog page under Feeding My Soul. If anyone knows what I can do to change this I sure would appreciate any suggestions.

~* A Prayer For Today *~

Dear Father, I humbly come before You today and ask that you search the deep places of my heart.Show me if there is any area I need to line up my heart and actions.Help me be authentic in You today.