Wednesday, April 16, 2008



I am seriously in a spring cleaning mode. I totally re-arranged my living room yesterday and had been planning to for months but couldn't figure out what to do with it. But I like it so far- it really opens it up. Shea likes it but says its not symmetrical, but he doesn't have to worry about tripping over stuff in the morning leaving for work.

I am getting ready for a yard sale saturday since I missed the consignment sales I was gonna sell at but due to Will's accident- my focus changed- but Now I need SPACE. I am even going through my own closet- and Shea's- to clean out clothes we don't wear often or much so we can have space in the closet. Right now it is much too crammed for me to find anything. LOL and I have my favorites that I always wear.

I have all this baby equipment and toys that I keep clearing out, and grandparents keep bringing more in LOL. Then I can't help it. I keep saying Spencer has enough clothes- but I keep buying her stuff myself LOL. So today I went through and rotated sizes out and redid her room. I moved the Chaise lounge out of our bedroom into the foyer, so now I have this BIG gap in our room. I am thinking about getting it cleaned out.

I really wish I had money to pay someone else to organize and clean out myhouse for me. Like on Clean Sweep! make me get rid of it, and reorganize and set it up for me !!! Who's with me??

Anyone know someone that will help me organize my house and is pretty reasonable?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Market Research

So has anyone besides me seen TV shows, commercials, or movies where people are doing market research studies for products and wanted to know how to get into them yourself?

Well I got in with a company Leibowitz Market Research and finally got approved for one of their studies. I had homework for this one and went to the group last night- btw I got $100 for 1.5 hrs of my time- well worth it to just give my opinion.

It went by fast- we talked about Frozen vegetables. The homework was going to the grocery store and buying a vegetable in a non steamer bag and looking around the aisle and noting your thoughts. what did you notice, like or dislike about the vegetable aisle at the store. then cook it and note what you cooked, and thoughts about your product.

they asked us about why we chose what we did? do we buy sauces on veg or not? then had sheets about possible new product descriptions and would we like them why or why not? what do we wish we had? colors, flavors, cooking styles, vegetables styles, mixes, meals, etc.

I didn't know there were so many things you could ask about vegetables LOL. IT was really fun. There were 8 of us. If you are interested in being part of this- some are afternoons, some evenings, mine was 8-9:30 last night in S CHarlotte - right off 485. Let me know - they need more people to be part of them.

Who doesn't like sharing their opinion with manufacturers- we all have stuff we wish they did differently or better.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Purse Parties

So I am opening up to doing more Purse Parties.

Honestly mainly because I am no longer working and have some extra time on my hands with my brother in rehab and visiting hours cut back so much.

So I have another blog for the Purses and fun stuff related to it, but if you want to host a party and earn Free bags for yourself- just contact me!

HOPE to see you at a Party Soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

New Leaf

Ok So I am really going to try to keep updated on the BLOG.

It has been hard with all the trips to the hospital, and being so tired at night, but I figure if I can find time to play Guitar hero like last night I can blog LOL.

Favorite song on Guitar Hero right now- Black Magic Woman! I ROCK that one! LOL

Thanks to all that have offered to watch Spencer for me to go to the hospital. I really means a lot and I have been taking more of you up on that lately. It is nice to know she can play while I can focus my time then on my family. WIll needs full attention there and it gives mom and dad a break and time to rest. SPencer also needs my full attention and mom and dad don't need to chase her, so Thanks so much for watching her during that time. I may be calling you again! :-)

Surprise Surprise I have actually been even cooking FULL HOMEMADE meals at night at a decent hour. Shea is SHOCKED LOL!

It has been nice being home to do things and have the time off. Still need to pay bills but that will come soon enough! Ok Time to head to the hospital again!

Love to all!

Pray for a new venture I am working on- my own consulting business!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Spencer Isabel is 1

I Love this child- more than I ever thought I could love anyone! She makes my heart so filled with JOY when she runs up and hugs me. Sweet baby girl- you are my joy, my hope, and everything that is good in the world. I let your daddy talk me into having chickens so you could eat healthier food. Somehow I think he feels you won't develop as quickly either without the added hormones LOL.
You are chatting up a storm and boy do I wish I knew what you were saying. I am so glad you are a sweet and social child. You play so well with other kids. You had such fun with Heath on Friday, and with Garrison, Maci, Micah, and Marley on Saturday, and with Fallon today.
I am so glad you can play with friends while mommy is at the hospital with Uncle Will, Nana, and Papa! We Love you sweet girl- just stop growing up so fast on us!


Will- It is so good to have you awake and kissing my hand. I just had to cry today when you said- Hey Beautiful!

Then felt my heart break when you couldn't remember how old you were, what city you were in, or why you are in the hospital. I am so glad for each day of improvement and Love you more than you know!

Your BIG Sis!


So I lost my job last week, which I know overall is the least of my worries.

There are many pluses- I get to spend more time with Spencer, be home and happier for Shea, be available for my family in my brothers recovery which is a roller coaster, work on growing my handbag business more, and follow my dream of starting another dream business of mine with another colleague!

But in the meantime- I need support, and feedback, and good thoughts my way!


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