Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Angel Kisses

As a child My parents told me that my freckles were angel kisses. Imagine my devastation when I found out that dermatologist refer to them as SUN DAMAGE!

Frankly Put... It's a kind way of saying Sorry little one... you have bummer skin! At least that's how this heavily angel kissed girl feels!

With a body covered in freckles I was the only kid in the my large family who ALWAYS had a sunburn... always had to sit in the shade.. and always had to break to slather  on the Sunscreen! Everyone else has beautiful sun kissed tan's and I always just accumulated Freckles on top of Freckles, and nursed Burn after Burn! As I child I hated them.. then grew to accept that's just how I am. Eventually I grew quite fond of them!                             
              I'm currently on a mission to get that ANGLE KISSED FACE BACK!!

 It seems as if they aren't the only thing you'll notice if you look me in the face! And my new friends... don't have any cute nicknames we can refer to them as!!

This fair skinned Freckled faced girl, is looking rather haggard! I'm blaming my ultra fair, sensitive skin AND recent Exhaustion on them!!

As you know I've been complaining a lot of Mr. Johnson being out of town a BUNCH lately!! I've got this running the ship alone DOWN now... so you won't hear me wine about that anymore!
Since Jess has been gone... I am forced to do most of my work at night! And after recently being brought to my attention, this over worked mama, basically looks like BLEEP .... the truth coming from your darling little sister can be BRUTAL! Spring time is a time I clean, and I recently have been Snazzing EVERYTHING around me up! From new Furniture, new wall art, making a new coffee table,  and even making new bright throw pillows! And then there's the outside, that needs it just as well,  with planting flowers (tomorrows project)! Spring also means more work than I know what to do with! I'm so busy sprucing up everything around me... why don't I take my focus on myself for a change!! 

And I'm afraid it's beginning to show!

 I need to take action and I mean fast!

Here is my plan of attack! This is out of a magazine that came in the mail the same day I REALIZED I HAD HAD IT!! It was a sing... a sing saying GIRL YOU NEED HELP!!!  If I were brave, I'd do a before and after... Give me a couple more days and I might do a week into it BEFORE!! And later down the road AFTER! Monday I went and got the goods.... SO HERE GOES!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Frugal Friday

I take great pride in the fact that I am one frugal mama! I'm always moseying endlessly through stores,  sipping coffee ( people watching) searching for a great deal! It's somehting I enjoy beyond beliefe! Never will  I purchase it if  I don't LOVE it, reguardless of the DEAL!! I am quick to share with friends, in hopes that someone I know can take advantage of my score! This  particular Friday was Worthy of sharing, for I fell in LOVE with Some Super Great Deals!! Ones I had been wanting at full price for a while!!

                I know today is Saturday.. But Friday was a Zippidy Doo Da Horray Kind of Day!

Despite the Dumping Down Rain and Frizzy hair, after dropping Little Man off at Preschool Trent and I went  for a little mommy son shopping! In this case, it was practically Stealing!
I must have somehow been guided in all the right directions! I was originally shopping for my sister Jennifer's new apartment,  when I thought I must have landed on heaven at the sight of a RED TAG on a chair I had been eying for a few weeks.  From 299.00 to 75.00.... YES PLEASE! Come to find out the night before they miss-marked it... AND STILL GAVE ME THAT PRICE! EVERYONE around the register was VERY JEALOUS! I felt like I WON IT!!  Then on to Target for toilet paper and a Ball in the Toy Department.. which is across from Electronics! That was where  I saw out of the corner of my eye another Beautiful RED TAG! Are you sure I asked the young man? "Yes as long as you don't mind if we no longer have the original box."  At over half off who needs a box for this bad boy????

Then off to the Fabric store...

Where I found MY material I use in the shop for 1.00 a yard! It's a upholstery bolt which is normally 24.00 a yard! I couldn't believe my eyes! Needless to say, I bought a LOT of fabric!
What going on? I'm Not sure.. BUT I LIKE IT!
I guess good things come to those who wait????????
All in All.. that Rainy Cruddy Weather may have put a damper on someones day...BUT NOT MINE!

Little Sweet Cheeks posing in the new chair

Just testing out the new Camera on some new Product shots!!
It's just about paid for it's self with the bands I've sold today after displaying them in the shop!
I'll get better at it, I'm sure! Ohh how I've needed this camera!!


 I wonder what else I'll come across, before this luck runs out!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Johnson Family Photos

These are from back in October. You may remember a prior post of that day... But I recently got the disk of images! So I'm on to my next BIG project! Our Living room could use some Art, and I couldn't think of anything finer than Black and Whites of my Loves!!

Here are a Few of my favorites!!
These were taken by Jessica Cole!
That particular day Drew was sick... Today I am sick! I currently have a 102 fever and have been throwing up since yesterday!! Yuck... But this bug can stop me from grinning over these adorable boys I have! Can't wait to get them up!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Sure Sign...

that Spring is near, is when the Brandings Begin!! 

Mama Cows Start dropping calves this time of year... calves that will need to be branded!  This weekend was our first of MANY brandings to come this Spring! This time around we branded 200 calves!   

Spring is the start of Fresh New Beginnings in so many ways!  And an extremely BUSY time for us!

Weekends are full of Baby Showers Wedding Showers, Weddings... and in between all that we slap on our grubbies and Brand Calves!  It may not be Glamorous, but they are good old Wholesome Family Fun in my book!  In the hustle and bussle of life, There is nothing better than spending the day amongst Beautiful Green Pastures, Baby Calves, and excitement on the little ones faces as they watch their daddy out there Cowboying!  The smell of clean air, children running wild, and hard working men, making an honest living Brings me back to the place I need to be! Sure I don't like waking up at the Crack of Dawn... But once I'm up and at em...   as dirty and grueling as it may be.... there's no place I'd rather be!

Isn't this a Gorgeous Ranch!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Our home sure doesn't feel the same these days! It and everyone in it is missing Mr. Johnson...  I am SO wanting him HOME  for GOOD!  We are really missing that old routine of anxiously awaiting Jess to walk in the door, Serving Dinner,  and having family time! This out of town job was just about to get the best of me... but I'm surprising myself everyday with how smooth things are becoming! We have our own little routine that I've finally got the swing of!
My single parenting skills have soared through the roof! I've learned to do just about any and everything that a man usually does in a household!  If I thought I knew busy, beat, and worked before now I was WRONG! I've recently learned the TRUE meaning of those! I'm running a one woman show, and to tell you the truth am feeling a little SUPER HEROish! But I can't wait for the title of wife, Mama, and Trew Luv lady to be  back! This Mrs. Do it All  title is getting old!  


This song is one of my favorites right now!
You'll soon be addictited too!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Drab to Fab

                                                             BYE BYE BROWN!!!

Our time together has come to an end!! I don't think I'll ever be allowing you back in my life!! At first you were so tempting, appealing shinny and new.... then you fizzled and faded into something that looked like poo!!

So yesterday my stylist/friend Charity worked her magic and put that little spunk back in my step!

She made my ever so ordinary day into a fantastic feel like a million bucks kinda day!   Had to send this little picture off to the the husband who is yet again out of town..... and he is probably happier than I am about the new locks!

Here's the last  you'll see of this brown haired gal....
Headed home  & Happy!
 He informed me I should have given him his blond wife back for Valentines Day!! What a good idea that would have been.... bummer to disappoint!! Well, better late than NEVER!
  I'm Back!!!
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