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Friday, January 19, 2018

Stock pile

Organization is not me!!  I have a craft room/junk room that I am going to clean up! Not a easy fix at all.  I am NOT going to show the room all at once.  It’s a complete mess!  I haven’t crafted the last several years due to work schedule.  Then we moved my craft items to the spare bedroom. I haven’t had a chance to put up or go thru boxes.  This is a major project and I couldn’t or wouldn’t find time to work on it.

Last weekend I went in the room and worked on my stock pile area.  Needed to see what items I need to focus on restocking.  I normally give items to several family members.  For instance my bonus daughter Alisha is attending college.   I try to send items about every couple of months.  Then my son Aaron and his wife Michelle go thru it as well.  I have made totes of items for my sons for Christmas.    Having the stock pile has been a huge help!

Disorganized for sure! 
This room needs help in a huge way!  Have you heard about the 15 minute clean up philosophy? That’s what I am going to focus on.  Just a tiny chunk of time and hopefully I will have a his room where it needs to be.  Sometimes I find myself overwhelmed and not sure where to start cleaning.  Making things easier for me I started with this area.  Literally took less than 20 minutes to put everything in its place and take note of items I need to replenish. 

I need to get busy using coupons again! Am down to three sets  of shampoo and conditioner. My men items are all gone as well.  I try to have items on hand for all five of the men. Mr.C, Brody, Blake, Aaron and Trevor.  Looks like I’m low on laundry soap and fabric softener as well.  See the empty area next to pink bag? That’s where the men’s items stay.  Very empty!!

The end goal is to be able to use my sewing machine and cricut.  Plus need a place for my pen pal items and journaling projects.  I have so many craft items tucked in boxes.   I tend to buy more than I need when starting a new project.  Then when I get bored or finish said project I move on to something else.  How many of you folks do the same thing?  Hopefully I’m not the only one who buys way more crafts than what is needed! 

Thanks for taking time to read my blog! Have a warm and blessed day! 
Karen J

Friday, January 12, 2018

SW OK Planner Society

Planner 2018
I am so excited to have found a local planner group on Facebook!!  

This will be a great learning experience for me.  I do not have a clue how these ladies 
make their planners so awesome.  I guess they will be working on their February layouts. Where I already have my pages filled for the next several months.  Especially with February being our busiest time at the flower shop.
              The group is called SW OK Planner Society.  I hope the ladies are nice and willing to share their tips and techniques with me being a outsider.  I am so new to this and know next to nothing about all this decorating and such.  If I see they have a better planner I am willing to go buy it.  I will say that I am not loving this Heidi Swapp planner because I feel like it is to bulky for me.  Personally I like a 8 x 10 planner.  So maybe they will help me figure out the right planner.
                I also hope they share some of their favorite planner shops with me.  Lately I have had great success with finding cool shops on Etsy.  I do have a few favorite shops I like to buy from for my planning supplies.  I use NashaPrintwork, thestickershopco and SoCutePlanner.
                In all reality I am super excited to be joining a group of ladies who loves planning as much as I do. Hopefully I will meet some new friends with the same interest.

This is how it looks blank.  This weekend  will take a few photo's of my decorated pages.  

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

 Hello 2018!!!! 

I am ready for a clean slate.  This year is going to be wonderful!  Just in case your wondering what will make this a special year, I’m going to give a few examples.  The first one being I’m excited about Blake and Jessica’s upcoming wedding.  Second reason is Aaron and Michelle will be celebrating their 1st wedding anniversary.  Third reason is my September cruise is nearly paid off!! I then will start saving spending money.  Then of course this year I hope to spend more time with the kids and kiddo’s. 

Goals for 2018
I need my passport (still!)
Write more pen pal letters
Make a blackberry cobbler
Organize my new craft room.  
Drink more water

With me cruising each year I just believe I need to invest in myself.  Yes I have said this for many years.  I really hate filling out the paperwork more than anything.  Guess I will go get my application and finally get it done.  

With working so much I haven’t been writing many letters.  I miss my friends and I need to just make time  for my pen pals.  

Blackberry cobbler~ have had this on my list since 2012.. I really believe it’s time to make it!! I haven’t had blackberry cobbler in many years.  My grandma Pearl use to make them when I was younger.  

We moved all of my craft items into Trevor’s old room.  Me. C basically put things in boxes and piled them up.  So I need to spend a day or two unboxing and organizing my stuff. I need my sewing machine and cricut expression out on a table.  I want to make each grandchild a lap size quilt.  Either for birthday or Christmas. 

This year I’m trying to drink more water.  I do not like water especially plain water. Give me a coke from Sonic and I’m happy.  

These are my goals.  Mostly simple ones but nevertheless ones I want to achieve in 2018.  I didn’t make any resolutions this year.  Only because I know that resolutions that I tend to make go out the window fairly fast.  

Hope you had a great New Year!  Here’s to new beginnings my friends. 


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Trevor's New car

Trevor bought a Challenger today!!
As you may know Trevor had a bad car accident several weeks ago.  Totaled his cute  truck.  He was very lucky to walk away from that wreck.  He ran into someone that pulled out in front of him.  He said he was going around 65 mph.  
So the past several weeks he has been using Aaron's truck or Grandpa Kendall's car.  I think they were ready to get their vehicles back.  
Am proud of Trevor and this will help build up his credit.  Hopefully he will slow down a bit and take care of his car.  
Am so proud of Trevor.  He is working hard and making great money.  For so long I was worried about him but I think he is making much better decisions.  I love my baby boy Trevor!!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Blake and Jessica engaged!

Blake and Jessica 
I can't believe that my hardheaded son finally asked Jessica to marry him!  he called me and told me he was going to ask her that Friday night.  I was like oh do you have a ring for her and he was like of course!! 
 My first thought was I wanted to yell the good news from the rooftop.  But I kept the secret kinda as I did tell Luther.   I wanted to tell his siblings but knew that was a bad thing for sure.  They would have been calling and giving Blake heck.  
He proposed at the Chickasha Lights so he had a beautiful background. He made her wait for many years.  I love Jessica and Logan and am so proud they are finally going to be officially in our family!!!  
Congratulations to Blake and Jessica!!! 

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Secret Sis Party

Every year we have our Secret Sis Party out at the Bailey Church.

Playing a game.. drawing on top of our heads.  

These ladies are a hoot!! 

I have been in this group for many years now.  I had told Mr.C that this was probably my last year in doing it.  Then I get out to the Bailey Church with my food item, Tree Ornament and gifts for my secret sis.  We visit and have lots of fun and I'm like okay just one more year.  For me it's stressful trying to figure out the best gift to buy plus stay in budget of $35.00.  Then figuring out a perfect finger food to take.  Seems to me everyone takes a dessert and goes the easy way out.  So this year I took a 2 lt coke.  Yep I didn't make any thing at all.  Shame on me.  I hope to be more organized next year.  

I do want to send more cards thru the mail to my secret sis this year.  I know I sent about 3 cards last year.  I want to do more this year.  Will put notes in my planner to do more for my 2018 SS.   I also want to find some cool inexpensive items to send thru the year.  I want to do my very best this year.  

Wednesday, December 6, 2017


Snowmen 2018 

My long time friend Julie made me these adorable snowmen for Christmas this year.  Julie is so crafty!  
Last year she made me a Christmas tree out of pallets.  These snowmen looks great sitting under the Christmas tree.  I plan on leaving them out till after February.  Then I will put them up till next year.

I would rather have a homemade gift these days than something from a store.  I know people who do not like homemade stuff and I don't understand that at all.  I would love to have a friend that makes bath salts and scrubs.  Even thou I have made them for myself...

I plan on making a few gifts for the ladies next year. I am going to get my cricut out this weekend and figure it out.  I can't believe I have had it for years and did not use it.  What? Yes you heard me right.  I just didn't know everything I could do with it.  Now I am saving pins to my Pinterest board.  I want to do a glitter dipped cup or mug.  They look awesome.  Plus they would make great gifts.

I am on a cricut mission for sure!!