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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Snail Mail

As a lot of you know I am a huge fan of sending and receiving fun mail.  So I thought I would try to keep a notebook of all incoming and outgoing mail. Which I figured out just now that I didn't keep it very accurate.  So for December I plan on not opening my mail until I have my notebook handy. I also will not send out any fun mail unless I have recorded it in my book. So hopefully December's numbers will reflect a more accurate picture.
This is for November but just 4 days...
I sent out 40 pieces of fun mail ( swap bot, sendsomething.net, postcrossing, friendship books, pen pals and personal letters to family members. This was done in the 4 days I managed to record my mail. Am going to try to keep much better records as well as my post office reciepts in December.
Does anyone else keep accurate records of their fun mail? What tips do you have for me?  I would love to hear anything that might be a help to me!
Everyone have a great day!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We are so blessed to have everything we have. Most of all the love and friendship we share with family and friends.
Today I cooked for us and enjoyed being together with the kids. Seems as they get older it happens less and less. So it is important that we have family traditions in place so the kids know what we expect from them as they grew into young adults.
I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!
This post is short as I just wanted to send out greetings before I let this day get out of control.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Great weekend

Yesterday I made a paint chip calender using purples. It turned out super cute. I am loving pinterest! Sent a photo to my brother and he wants one as well. I have enough paint chips that all I need is a frame.
Then later on Aaron (my middle son) and I made Chocolate Rum Balls. He thought it was a cool thing to do. It was my first time to make these and wow they were easy peasy to make!  I plan on making two more batches tomorrow night.  Want to take a batch to my brother Stacy's Thanksgiving dinner Thursday.
Today I made two pumpkin rolls. Aaron and I each ate a piece to make sure it turned out. It was very good. Will make a couple more of them as well. It will impress Stacy that I made it.  The story behind the pumkin roll is for about 10 years I would buy pumpkin rolls from a lady, and my entire family thought I made them. I just choose not to set them straight. When we sold the convience stores I stopped getting the pumkin rolls. Only because I lost my baker's phone number. Heck I had no ideal how fast and easy they were to make or I would have been making them myself instead of paying $10.00 apiece for them.
This morning I got up early 5:40 am. I started cleaning house. Here it is 9:00 pm and you can't tell I did anything. Here is the deal it has only been me and Brody at home most of the day. Alisha left at 9:20 this morning, and Aaron has been in and out. So why did I mess the house up after working so hard on it? Because I was trying to get friendship books and bags ready to be mailed.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Over at Vanessa's  Blog I seen where several ladies were doing this on Sunday's and thought what a wonderful thing to do.  So I have decided that I want to do this as well.  Of course ya know me that when I lose interest it's all over and done with.  Am thinking at least I would have something to blog about every Sunday.  Here's the link to Vanessa's blog.  Go check her out!! I love reading her blog and have been reading it for awhile.  I won some cute note cards and a cute journal from her awhile back...
http://vanessas52weeksofmail.blogspot.com/  

1.    Write 3 pen pal letters this week (hopefully more)
2.    Go to Western Oklahoma to find some real cotton on stalks. 
3.    Bake something sweet to eat.  Am leaning toward no bake cookies and a pina colado cake.
4.    Work on my craft room for a hour

I can achieve my list! I am looking forward to working on it the next several days.