Tuesday, August 7, 2012

I *HEART* Pinterest

Seriously, I haven't met one woman or young lady yet who says they hate Pinterest!  It's all guys who don't like it.  I hear men all the time balking about how Pinterest is a waste of time, money and energy.  WHAAAAAAAT!?  Blasphemy!  Where's the pitch and tar!?  

If I were younger, I'd write "I **heart** Pinterest" all over my notebook.  No really.  I'd marry it.  Okay, not really...but close.  I'd have an affair with it.  Actually, I kinda already do. ;) 

So for those of you who aren't on Pinterest yet and have no clue how it works (HOW is this possible, I ask!?  You send me a message with your email and I'll personally invite you into the pinning world) let me 'splain.  It's basically an internet pin board of ideas.  Get it? PIN-terest...pin your interests.  Sorry, I know you aren't that obtuse NOT to get it, but on the off chance, there's the pun. So you peruse through alllll these neat ideas or search for specific ones, and when you find one that strikes your fancy then you click the little tab that says "pin" and it will give you a few boards "think cork boards or magnetic boards" to choose to pin it on.  I have one for "Recipes", "Things I Want To Make", "Holiday Ideas", etc.  You get the idea, right!?
Bubble Fun

Yesterday I made THIS pin.  A giant plastic bubble for the kids to play in!  WHAT FUN!  I had my doubts as I was assembling it - would it actually fill up?  Would it  be big enough for all these fun-hungry, salivating neighbor kids? Will the parents of said kids think I am an absolute NUT for putting this in my yard and putting their kids at risk for suffocation?  The answer is YES to all. :)  I saw a few parents carefully watching, wondering what the heck I was doing, but once that sucker was blown up it was nothing but cheers. Hubby and I even got in for awhile. It cost all of six bucks to make (the cost of two plastic drop cloths) and about 20 minutes to tape together and VOILA, instant fun.  And my kids will remember this for a loooooong time. I'm also documenting this stuff via blog and photo album so that when my kids are grown and complain about their childhood, I have actual proof that they lived a ridiculously happy childhood.

Cardboard Gas Pump

And this is my next project idea.  How cute! Re-purposed cardboard boxes made into a gas pump.  I KNOW the kids and neighbor kids will use the heck out of this. 

Pinterest has increased my awesome Mom-ness and for that I am eternally grateful!  Happy Pinning, Friends!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Feeling Quite Blessed

So as of late I have been feeling under the gun. Mister Baker? Well he feels like he's been shot with a machine gun. I can't say we didn't know what we were getting into with starting the business because we did but wow are we super busy people! From the moment we wake up until we fall into bed we are both running from thing to thing to thing. Hubby is all SBA stuff and my list always included SBA, kids and managing the corporation that is Baker Enterprises.

I'm so thankful for it all too. Although I find myself having a pity party from time to time I always am glad and thankful for all that I've been given. And yesterday was a busy pity party kind of day. I just wanted to go back to when life was easier and my biggest worry was what we were having for dinner and whether I clipped the ever mounting pile of coupons. These days are flooded with kid drama (thank to it being Summer and all three are home), housework woes (it's never done or done to completion), managing repairs, appts, yard stuff and then there are the work responsibilities. My hat changes by the half hour!!!

Last night I just wanted to eat some greasy cheese and sausage dip, watch TV with the hubs and go into a coma. So I did.

This morning I woke up later than I wanted, rolled lazily to the middle of the bed (because hubby didn't have the luxury of sleeping in) and wondered what craziness the day would bring. Thankfully God knew and prepared a great big old heaping full of blessings day for little old me. I got to my list and knocked a lot of things off via the phone, swiftly got through the paperwork, called in to customer service at Keurig to troubleshoot my coffee maker to be given a brand new one for FREE. Mind you I bought it for fifty bucks on Craigslist refurbished, which I did divulge to them. Woohoo!! Those suckers are $180 each!! So yay! Then I called to get my crapped out fridge recycled and when I tried plugging it in the dang thing started working again. Woohoo!!! My drivers side door did not spiritually fixed and so far there's no price break but it's getting fixed tmrw morning first thing and I'm pumped for that. LOVE our mechanic too. A sweet Southern man who knows what he's doing, remembers his customers and treats them fair. In fact, I think I'll make him a peach pie just for being so dang nice.

And the radio. Remember how I told you God sings to me? All afternoon long it's been love songs on the radio. *squeal* I'm not kidding! No you shut up!! It's true.

His banner over me is LOVE and I see it, feel it today and am rejoicing!!!

Look for the blessings, my sweet friends!! He means for his children to live always looking for the GOOD, not expecting the bad like the world tells us.