His Eyes Were Open But He Wasn’t Breathing

This morning brought one of the scariest moments of my life. Toby signed himself out of school because he had been throwing up from a stomach bug that had been going around.  He came home, went to bed and got right back up to puke.  He went to bed again and within a few minutes was in the bathroom puking again but this time, he ended up laying ... Continue Reading

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Forever a Keepsake in My Heart

When me and my husband first decided to marry, we had nothing.  No money, no home, nothing....well, except a Polaroid camera given to us.  I don't know what we were thinking but thanks to some family members, we were able to pull it off. My Aunt took me to a pawn shop where we bought my wedding ring for $40 bucks.   My SIL's wore prom ... Continue Reading


Reaching 19 Years with the Help of Love and Vows

When you meet and marry your husband the way I did, nobody expects you to stay married. Nobody.  And when you marry a cowboy, it makes for an interesting ride full of ups, downs, and even a few "bucked off" moments.  Through it all though, you remember why you married and how love & vows played the biggest roles in keeping you ... Continue Reading

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As One Goes In, One Will Go Out

It's hard to believe that I'll be 35 this month.  Even harder to believe that I have a son who will graduate next year, with another son who will be in Pre-K that same school year.  Where has all the time gone.......Tyler got his senior ring the other day and it's one of those small things that makes you realize just how old your son is.    I love ... Continue Reading

Valentine's Day Pinata

How to Make a Valentine’s Day Piñata Craft

During the middle years of our marriage, I did a lot of crafts.  In fact, I custom made things and sold them to folks so we'd have grocery money.  While I did need the money back then, I just really enjoyed crafting in general and promised myself that in 2011, I'd do more of the things I loved, like crafting. Today I'm bringing you a really ... Continue Reading


He Drives Me Crazy

in a good way that is.  After 15+yrs with the same man, I love that I'm still in love with him.  I love that when I watch him from afar, he still turns me on.  I love that I get that little girl tingling crush feeling when he winks at me or slaps my behind. So many marriages end within a couple of years and I find that so sad.  Marriage ain't ... Continue Reading