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Wedding update


I got my dress, can’t try it on with out another set of hands and sent out a 911 on Friday to all my friends. Nothing yet.

We got a 10 x 30 wedding tent and a white tarp so we will have a space of 10 x 60 if it rains. If not we will b even better.

Wanted a reception and had people suggest a pot luck so we are working on that. I have my bouquet started. We still need to get more chairs, need to go back to augusta and get copy of my divorce papers so we can get the license, david hasn’t started on his stuff at all, alter, clothes, stumps. We are going fancy rustic. Birch wood log alter, like a bunch of stuff to match.

Going with just royal blue and white decor, making it all myself. Still need the cake.

Two days short of a month left!!!

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Update


On the house!!! Lol. It’s almost to the stage of decorating, still have boxes to unpack and haven’t found all the China cabinet stuff from the boys yet but, it’s coming along nice. Of course there is wedding stuff everywere!!!

David found this chair for me, it’s just like the one I lost in the fire 2 weeks before Jacobs first birthday. (19 now) I loved rocking him in it. It fits in perfectly with the house.

We found a pot rack to put up in the kitchen, can’t wait to get to painting in here but, and don’t mind the fish hook lol, it was a, just put it there, kind of thing!!!

Decided on were to put the China cabinet and the mirror over it. I still haven’t been able to get it the way I want with the knick knacks and things till I find them all. All the things the boys have made me over the years go in first. Then I will decide on unused space.

Found this for 10.! It’s on wheels and solid. Needs some love and new pulls but it’s going to be perfect for the extra bed sheets and things. For now this is the laundry room, but someday it’s going to b the new bathroom.

And, finally this huge wicker set of loveseat, 2 chair, rocking chair, 2 end tables and plant stand to match a stool a shelf and a hanging plant holder that we had already. I love it! Felt like we stole it at 70.! Cushions are moldy so have to fix that but still!!!

Going to b a great sunporch! Neeeeds paint!!! Not much for the peachy color it is now. Lol

So, that’s what’s up here!!!

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New light


In the past eight months exactly sept 1, there have been so many drastic changes in my life. All for the better in one way or another.

I met my soul mate, again.

We bought a house

We moved in together which means a new town and new school, all new streets and neighbors.

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer to add to my list of health issues.

They removed all the cervical cancer!

Learning to DIY everything from windows to floors to lights and faucets!

I have never had my own yard nevermind an acre! !

Getting married in one month and 14 days, doing almost all of it ourselves.

My life hasn’t been the worst but I have seen my share of horror and evil in this world and believe everything in my life has been preparing me for this, my happy ending.

I struggled to be a disabled mom and dad to my son’s who I wanted to grow to be healthy and happy young men going out to live full lives as adults and not feeling the need to compensate for what they didn’t have as boys. A father, money, a home and a mother who wasn’t sickly. My focus has been on myself and my family mentally and emotionally for so long that once my older son left home for school, I felt a little lost. My other boy is 14, 6 feet tall and full of confidence as to who he is. That’s when David came into my life after 25 years. I realized he was gods way of saying,” it’s ok to find love and let go, be happy, let all that work pay off,” and that’s exactly what it has been like for 8 months.

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Cancer free


It is with great emotion that I tell you, I was recently diagnosed with cervical cancer. They immediately started on removing it. I had two different proceedings done and after my second , they say it’s all gone!

I am STILL remodeling my house, still planning a backyard wedding for October 14 and then this, I was more frustrated that I had to remain in bed for a week than anything else! Lol  it just never crossed my mind they would fail. I was just not worried, I new, I just had that feeling inside that it was all going to be ok and they would get rid of it all. I was in bed with no problems for the first three days, then on day four I moved around a bit, day five- more and on day 6 was put back to bed rest. Pushed it. Yesterday was day one week and I’m still trying to be easy but it’s so hard with everything else going on.

I still have a , I guess u could say, dormant mass inside my intestines that has just stayed there, not changing, not growing, not doing anything. It’s been there for a few years and the concern has always been with major surgery and how my body would handle it. This was not a major surgery but it was still pretty invasive, I think I handled it just fine. The Dr don’t want to mess with it if they don’t have to, I can see y.

I start with a new primary care next week and am very excited. I have been dealing with so much unknown that it’s got me frustrated, I’m hoping a new set of eyes will finally find me some answers.

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Wedding!!!


I’m not tearing out my hair. I’m not running on an empty bank account. I’m not going big and fancy.

I am making all my decorations myself. I am getting my dress for under 100.! Hopefully with no needed alterations. I am buying a 10 x 30 tent and we have a very large white tarp we are adding to it. I am using my back yard , we are making tables and putting white sheets over them. I have royal blue as my color and the October colors will lend a hand, I hope.

I still need to figure out, photos, video, flowers, chairs and my hubby needs his suit. I still need to decide on, a reception – appetizers, deserts, Snax kinda thing? Ask guests to bring things? Would that be weird? Then we need plates, drink ware and a cake. I want a cake but how to do that and not have to do all of the other stuff?

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My girls


My kitties have just become so much more social and playful since we moved here. It scares me because they keep crossing the street so I try to get them to stay in back of the house. Did u know a cat considers a two mile radius to be there boundaries! !!! Two miles. Wow! I don’t want them to leave our one acre. I have been looking into ways to keep them away from the road but whatever I do they can just go around it!!

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Stainless steel sinks


Wish I remembered to take a before shot, my sink was covered in drywall mud, paint, sawdust, it was awful and I could not see it as a cleaning tool!! Now I don’t use chemicals as much as possible so I took out my vinegar and baking soda. 

Put in the plug, dusted it all over with powder and poured just enough vinegar in to make a paste with. As you scrub with it you can see it turns brown if the sink was bad like mine anyway. I hate that sticky type feeling stainless sinks gets on the sides. You can let it set if u need it to get through like on paint, or just scrub. I use my hands but u could use whatever u want. After just rinse repeat if u need to for spots u may have missed. 

Just a cheap, quick and non chemical alternative.


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Pre-med!!


Never will I be ready to watch you leave. The day you arrived was the day my life truly began. Never could I have imagined my boy would grow to such a wonderful young man, never because I doubted you but in doubt of myself. I am so proud of my son. At 19 he has the next 12 years planned out. God willing they will go as such, I loved having him home with us for the 4th and as usual breaks my heart when he leaves. My son, pre-med.