Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Big Fam!

I possibly come from one of the largest families, but I love it! I love all the Aunts and Uncles and cousins and my Gma & Gpa. Oh & the laughter, the crazyness.. its a package deal! My Mom's side is pretty large and so is my Dads, so I really dont know what its like to only have a few cousins. But I am very proud to say I am apart of such large families! They are the best!

Here is a picture of not even all of my Dads side of the family…

& to just think it all started just because those two people in the middle fell in love :0)

Its kinda crazy when you think about how one choice in your life impacts so much... in this case tons of generations of people exist just because of one choice!

Pretty amazing if you ask me!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Coffee Filters... or so much more?!


Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.

2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3. Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting a coffee filter between each dish.

4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.

7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Us e strips of coffee filters.

13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.

14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."


Who woulda thought?! :0)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Random Pix Thursday

Okay.. its just too darn cute not to post! This is Maddie last Fall!

My Best Friend since 4th grade @ her Wedding this past May!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One Word

Here’s how this one works:

USE ONLY ONE WORD! It’s not as easy as you might think. Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It’s really hard to use only one-word answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse

2. Your hair? Straight

3. Your mother figure? Strong

4. Your father figure? Admirable

5. Your favorite food? Italian

6. Your dream last night? Peaceful

7. Your favorite drink? Tea

8. Your dream/goal? Homeowner

9. What room are you in? Office

10. Your hobby? Blogging!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Fall has to be my favorite time of year! I love all of it the colors the smells the weather.. i could go on and on but I wont. These are two of the BEST items out there in fast food and you guessed it ... they only come out around fall!! ....

Pretty Amazing Stuff!

Pumpkin Spice Latte! Equally Amazing!

Good Days & Bad Days

So Monday was an awesome day! I woke up to the fall feel in the air and the sun shinning. It was the first day of my awesome new schedule at work and I was not going to work weekends again! All was well in the world of Ash! Although DQ doesn’t have the pumpkin pie blizzards out yet I was still very Fall Mode! And not to be a “Debbie Downer” but the way things have gone for me the last few months, I seems to watch for the bad things when I’m in a good mood… That’s really bad to do I know! But because I was looking for the bad that I thought was lurking in the shadows sure enough it happened come Tuesday!

Tuesday morning I got in a car accident in my own work parking lot for MY OWN INSURANCE Company!! And then I got off work to find a note on my door telling me I have 24 hours was power wash the side of my place?! Among all these things one of my relationships were not going so well… & DQ still doesn’t have pumpkin pie blizzards!

Moral of the story, I need to stop looking for the bad and start appreciating the good when it is here!

"Do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble." - Matthew 6:34

I need to strive to be more like that. I cant change what tomorrow brings but I can enjoy today and really allow myself to be happy in that moment.. I’m such a work in progress!!

... PIC OF THE DAY ...

My lil girl sun bathing!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


So I love my mini-doxie Madison, she is like my child... only furry and looks nothing like me but I still love her all the same! Heres her "Fall 2009" photo on my computer at work...

This is actually the one on my computer screen...

The song just puts me in a good mood but it is very fitting for the pic dont you think?!