January 30, 2011

lovely garage sales

So I think garage sales are lovely...
Am I crazy?
I love looking for treasures and then finding a home for them.
pretty lovely.

This weekend I FiNalLy found a vintage suitcase! I was so excited, and only $2!!!

So while I am making breakfast, putting away clothes and cleaning bathrooms I will be thinking about my cutie treasure in the living room...:)

I am linking here today....check it out :)


January 29, 2011

sweet and salty treat-repost

This is a great and simple treat recipe
The kids love it and they can help sprinkle on the M&M's

You need:

wax paper
large bag of M&M's
big bag of pretzels
slab of vanilla candy coating

that's it!

1. Lay pretzels out on the wax paper
2. Microwave candy coating until creamy and smooth
3. Pour over pretzels
4. Fold pretzels into candy coating until they are all covered
5.Spread the pretzels on the wax paper
6. Sprinkle with M&M's
7. Let the candy coating harden and break into bits to eat!

Im linking here today....this is a repost...:)


January 25, 2011

this boy

This boy is growing up.

and its so hard to watch.
this is my first born, my baby, the one who changed my life.
he opened my eyes
gave me perspective
gave me purpose.
Yet its so painful to watch him get older.
I cant really explain it. Not because I dont want him to, but because I feel like Im always catching up...running behind him and all the changes.
See I still look at him the same, the same little baby boy who I prayed for...my gift from God...
but his view of me and the world is always changing.
I am always running to catch up.

Yesterday we took my younger son to the doctor for a bad cough.
While we were there Kaleb grabbed one of those pamphlets that they give away...you know in the plastic container on the wall?
You want to know which one he chose?
One on puberty in boys..
and when we got home he read the whole thing.
Now imagine me in my mind..
to catch up.

This boy is growing up for sure.

January 21, 2011

a little boy room

I have a


little boy

and this is his room....

This little boy makes me laugh and makes me cry
I love you little boy

January 20, 2011

10 things you may not know

things you may not know about me

1. my favorite color is pink

2. I have an autoimmune disease (called sjogrens and symptoms of lupus)

3. I rescued a love-crazy Siberian husky from an animal shelter 6 years ago that my family loves to death

4. I love traditions

5. I am scared to death of flying in airplanes...to death! lols

6. I cant live without crafts

7. I am currently an unemployed teacher...which is sad, but it allows me to stay at home with my kids while I look for work

8. My husband was my boss when I was 18...scandalous I know!! lol

9. I grew up an only child...so I have a hard time sharing...:)

10. Sharing myself on my blog really scares me...but I have made some great friends..so I push myself to do it!!!



January 16, 2011

a birthday and a basketball game

that's all I have to say about today
started out with Kaleb's basketball game
it was a good one....
you know when two teams are so evenly matched that the score is only one point one way or another the ENTIRE game?
That was today..
both teams played so hard...
it was great... the parents were cheering for every play. I loved it. 
But just in the last few seconds of a tied game Kaleb made the winning shot!
I cried, lets be honest....not like hysterically but I got teary eyed. To hear all those parents, teammates and the coach (which is his dad) cheering for him was wonderful. He was full of joy and pride....the great feelings I always want him to feel.

How could it get better than that right? Well it did because my in-laws came over to celebrate "pappys" birthday...which is my father-in-law.
We chowed down on mole, beans, rice and jalapeno corn casserole...you can find that recipe in my recipe label :)
what a day....

January 14, 2011

before and after

wow this is long overdue
I haven't posted a before and after in a long time...but with the holidays over I can tackle my projects piling up in the garage..
here is a little shelf thing I bought at the thrift store for 5 bucks....pretty good right?
Its perfect for my downstairs bathroom...

January 10, 2011


what is lovely?
my lovely "thing" is crafts...
anything for my 

It calms my

This is what I worked on last night...I have been unhappy with my "stuff" since I took my Christmas decorations down....so I am slowly adding cute things downstairs....:)

I love the pom-pom ribbon I added...sigh..lol
I am linking up to heathers blog today...so head on over....:)

Blessed Little Nest

January 9, 2011

Happy Sunday friends.....I hope you have had a great week....I am struggling today but reflecting and praying....
on good things
good experiences
good memories
good people

Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous; is not proud; is not conceited; does not act foolishly; is not selfish; is not easily provoked to anger; keeps no record of wrongs; takes no pleasure in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth; love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. ~I Corinthians 13:4-7

January 4, 2011

lets celebrate....

remember these?

because they are


Can you believe it? Up only a few hours and I sold something! This makes me very happy. Its been a long time since I felt really successful outside from my family life. You see I was laid off from my position as a Kindergarten teacher 2 years ago. And although I love being at home with my little ones I miss that feeling of accomplishment....so tonight is good...I FEEL good.

so I celebrated...:)

Crazy I know right? lols
Good stuff....

January 2, 2011

more stuff for etsy....

went shopping again....almost ready.
just the shipping to figure out...
hopefully up tomorrow :)

January 1, 2011

{new years eve}

Can you believe that someone with a blog called "gingerbread girl" didn't make a gingerbread house for Christmas? Not even one...pretty sad huh? Well that's how busy I was during the holidays this year.

Well to my surprise I found these at Target yesterday for $2!!! Can you believe it? I was just thinking that I had nothing to occupy the kids time until midnight...and yes I am crazy enough to let a nine and three year old stay up until midnight...You only live once right?? lols

So along with these sweet candy houses we ordered a pizza, played Wii sports, busted out Kalebs new Wii U-draw and watch out now....played hide and seek. At first Kaleb didn't want to play, but then I reminded him I couldn't guarantee this would EVER happen again! lol....like we ever play hide and seek at 11:00 at night...crazy huh....I'm pretty sure we are the biggest dorks on Earth! lol

So as the biggest dork I wanted to wish all my bloggy friends a

Happy New Year!!

may 2011 be blessed for all of us!!!