Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Two weekends ago Miss S and I went camping overnight with her girl scout troop. We were high in the Jemez wilderness area and woke up to frost on the ground. But the New Mexico sun quickly came out and warmed us right up. It was a fun quick trip and a great intro to camping for some of the girls - including Miss S.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Weekly Decluttering

I know I've mentioned this blog before - 365 Less Things - but it is one of my all time favorites.  I absolutely love her weekly Mini-Missions. ONE item a day, each day of the week - how easy is that? If all you do is follow this plan you will have gotten rid of 365 things over a year without hardly any effort at all. I love it. This sweet blogger infuses her posts with lots of personal experiences, and a lot of humor and makes decluttering FUN. 

Here are this week's Mini-Missions -

Monday -  “What was I thinking when I purchased this?”
TuesdayWhat was the person thinking when they gifted me this?
Wednesday – At what point in my live did this fit/suit me?
Thursday -This drawer is going to explode if I don’t get rid of some of what is in here.
Friday – At what point did I find this attractive? (Spouses are exempt from this mission)
SaturdayWhat makes me think I need so many of these?
SundayWhat is this thing even used for?

I've already completely my Monday Mini Mission - a horribly ugly duvet cover, with matching shams and full length curtains in mustard yellow. While on it's own, not so bad - but we have creamy yellow walls in our bedroom and the mustard yellow just looked gross.  So out it goes.

If you decide to participate, please share something you decluttered this week using this list as your jumping off point:)

Monday, May 21, 2012


The darling gift I made for my momma for Mother's Day.

Inspired by this pin.

If you would like a copy of the Word file I created just email me at raeshadrz at yahoo dot com. Personalize it, print it, frame it and you've got a darling gift.

Monday, May 14, 2012

What!! Why?

I came in my bedroom last night and found Hubby sound asleep on the bed wearing his dirt bike helmet. I have no idea what possessed him to do that. He had been riding earlier in the day and had left his helmet on the bed. I bet he put it on to scare the dogs.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Doing Good

I took the afternoon off work on Friday and joined Hubby and Miss S for a Target service project at the Roadrunner Food Bank. It was awesome. We packed boxes of food for their senior food program. We packed almost 400 boxes. It was a great eye opener for Miss S who has never faced hunger in her entire life - to realize that these boxes of food were for fellow New Mexicans that had little to no food. I'm hoping to spend this summer doing more family service projects.

Do you have any recommendations for us?

Thursday, May 03, 2012


I have been blogging so much from my phone lately that I forgot that Blogger totally changed around their posting - holy cow! I feel lost!!!

I'm participating in a Groovy 60s ATC swap and I just had to have a picture of Janis Joplin to start my ATC with - I came across this AWESOME fan art - don't you love it??? She was so beautiful and so full of life. Yep, I'm a hippie and darn proud of it too. I need a Janis tshirt, really really bad.