Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Burt's Bees Winner & CHEAP SKATE! Cut Back! picked #49 as the winner of my Burt's Bees Giveaway. CONGRATS TO TRACIE at FROM THE HEART who will receive this Burt's Bees Head to Toe Starter kit.

Tracie is an AMAZING woman. She and her husband John returned a short while ago from Ukraine with their 2 newest children-Emma & Aiden. Miracles children that would have been institutionalized had John and Trac not stepped in.

In my eyes, selfless & giving. The TRUE hands and feet of Jesus! Congrats TRACIE! Email me with you address and I will mail this out ASAP! I like nice things but I am a CHEAP SKATE. WHY? Because I know you can find cool stuff out there that you don't have to pay an arm and leg for.

My Mother's Day Chaise Lounge needed some company so for my birthday The Captain let me pick out some accessories.

I got this simple lamp at Target for $12.99. Queen sign $3-Gordman's a while ago. I like being Queen of one corner of the house since THE KIDS RULE THE REST LOL!I like it because there are 2 lights and they can be turned on separately and I can bend the reading light however I want-I love it so far!

The next thing I needed was a table. I was getting discouraged and unable to find one for under $100 that I liked. THEN, at the end of the aisle "hidden" was this beauty for $39.98.Isn't it adorable? My MIL gave me the flower arrangement for my b-day and it goes great there. Plenty of room for the stacks of books and Bible studies I have! I think the "Queen's Corner" as I like to call it LOL has turned out fantastic!

I sit here every night and do a lot of reading and praying-I LOVE MY SPACE!

I have decided to cut back on blogging. We are SO busy here on the farm this month and next. I just can't keep up with posting and commenting-sorry.

We are doing swimming lessons, library time & have Bible school soon. Our Month of August is BOOKED!

We are going to Sturgis on our Harley for a few days with friends and taking our family vacation to Florida at the end of August and I am organizing for our homeschool to start back up after Labor Day!

Plus, it's summer..... Time to spend outside, with the children, at the pool and beach enjoying God's goodness, not stuck at my computer!

Time to relax and enjoy simple but beautiful moments like this......I will be back in September a FULL FORCE RESTED BLOGGER and try to post every now and again until then! You can email me at any time if you need me!


Aunt B said...

Happy time off.
I will miss your post. My families next few weeks are packed as well. Enjoy VBS-- it is by far my favorite week of the year. See you in September.

Midwest Mommy said...

It looks great!
Have a safe and wonderful trip! How exciting.

Mary Ellen said...

I hope you have a fun and blessed summer! Enjoy every precious moment and we'll see you in September.

Blessed Mom of 8 said...


You enjoy every precious memory you are making!

Know that I will be thinking of you and praying for your beautiful family!

By the way I LOVE that Queen corner - it is ROCKIN' just like I knew it would!


Michelle said...

That Queen corner you created is a DREAM! It's perfect...I have got to find a place to create one for myself's perfect!

Kristen said...

I love the table! Awesome find!

Kelly said...

Enjoy the rest of your summer. I will miss ya!
Love your queen area. :)

Mandi said...

Cute photo!
Your little space is definitely fit for a queen. :) Enjoy!

THE Stephanie said...

Love your "Queen's Corner" and enjoy your summer!! Have lots of fun with those beautiful kiddos!!

Jen said...

Love the Queen's corner!!!! Enjoy it!!! I also love the photo of the 4 Littles!!!


jodilee0123 said...

I often wonder why people need to explain why they are cutting back on blogging. Don't you feel one bit guilty! Sometimes I go over a month then will have two posts in two days--woo hoo! I'm only a mom of two and struggle to find the time so I definitely wouldn't expect you to be able to find the time to blog every day--and get a shower in too! :0) Enjoy your summer--and you can visit on the rainy days! God bless! :0)

MyLinda said...

Love your Queen's Corner!!! Hope you enjoy your summer with the kiddos...we just went to the park this morning for a picnic lunch and playing/relaxing and then stopped at Sonic for happy hour slushes on our way home!

brookly said...

Enjoy your summer! I'm with ya-I barley have time to blog/read/etc. (hence why I "lurk" on most random blogs I find). The summer months are short and precious here in Minnesota, gotta spend all the time I can with my baby playing in the yard. You can't beat those moments and don't have them stolen away! :)

Have fun in Sturgis!

And in Florida! My favorite vacation desitination!

Transformed from glory to glory said...

I will miss you :-) And all your sweet comments too. Enjoy the SON-shine with your kiddos in tow. Love from Uganda.

Kim said...

Love the queen's corner! Enjoy every minute of our summer!

GapGirl said...

Just stopping by to say "Hi" and God Bless

Lacey said...

Hi there. We are thinking of adopting through the foster system to get our girl, and I would love to adopt another medically fragile child. How was your experience? Did you go through the foster system?
Lacey and Jaxson

PamperingBeki said...

Enjoy your break! :)

Soak up every moment.

Cheryl said...

I know all too well what you mean about being too busy to blog! Our summer has been pretty busy too....and we're leaving for vacation in about 2 weeks...can't wait! It's been too long since we've taken a REAL vacation. I keep saying this and seriously mean it, but never seem to find the time to do it...but we need to get together so the kids can play. Let me know when a good time would be for you. :o)

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