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Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Happy new year everyone. Wow 2013 was a crazy busy year for us. We had so much going on this year. I know the last couple f months I haven't been posting much and I really hate that. I love blogging Love sharing what is going on and I love that DH and I can go back and look at how much Eli has grown up.
To think 2 years ago I was bringing the new year in being in labor is just mind blowing to me.

So somethings that happen  in 2013

Eli turned one.
Joshua messed up the car we are still making payments on .
We started deployment #2.
We kicked deployment #2's butt.
We got pregnant.
We went to the beach.
Joshua has been in the Navy for 2 years :) So 2 down 2 to go.
We did a ton of things with our church.
Joshua and I had our 2 year Ann.
and last but not least We found out right before the new year that we are having a GIRL!!!!

This year had a lot of ups and downs but we can out stronger and better off.

I'm glad that 2013 is over but at the same time I can't believe how much Eli grow up in one year.
When this year started he was just learning to walk now he is running and trying to jump.( he keeps one foot on the ground.) He is counting to 4 all by himself. He has also taught himself what sound the letters A and E make. He can look at them and tell you what letter it is.. He is putting together 4-5 words together and it just surprises me how much he knows that I didn't teach him.

That is all I have for now but I hope everyone has a wonderful 2014.

Forever N Always

Monday, October 14, 2013

Crochet Tiny Jack

I have really started to love to crochet. I have learned to make bags, blankets, and now this cute little pumpkin. I have also started selling my things on Lista. I will be selling this cute Tiny Jack on there starting to night so if you would like to buy it or one like it look up carebear10993 or Tiny Jack.

I can do different faces on it if you would like one with a surprised look or a big smile just email me and I'll make it for you. These are prices at $3.00 for 1 or $5.00 for 2. I know that's alittle much but I have to cover the cost of shipping. The more you order the more the price goes down.

I did 2 leaves for this one but I can add more or less.

I do wish I had done button eyes on this one so I'm pretty sure that's what I'll do next time.

Forever N Always

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I made a clutch

i just wanted to share with everyone the clutch I made  today I just love it. Please feel free to tell me what you think.

So I sold this on a awesome website called Lista It's a website like Ebay.but tnstead of money you usse points to buy things. I sold this for 507 points.

Forever N Always

Saturday, June 29, 2013

So much going on

Hey everyone. So I've had so much going on the past couple of weeks. We had VBS at church all week and Super Doubles at Harris Teeter. Still trying to find our house the one we wanted the seller lied about some stuff so I can't get it with the loan we are getting. Oh and did I say DH is on his way home? Also getting family pics taken next Sat.. While DH is home I hope to do some crafts and get the yard cleaned up maybe some DIY stuff done. We have some tables that need to be painted among other things. Oh and I have a garden this year so I've been working  a lot on it. I'll do a garden post maybe today or tomorrow. The flower garden out front is really blooming so I'll also do a post on it.. We've been doing a lot of work with the boys mom bought a account on ABC Mouse and both boys love it.

I have to go get some stuff now but hopefully I'll be able to post some this week before we go out of town.

Forever N Always

Monday, June 17, 2013


So I just want to start off by saying where has the time gone? I can't believe it's been weeks since I last posted. I've been so busy dealing with getting our house and deployment. I've also been trying to find new way to earn and save money.. I've been selling this on my facebook yardsaling sites and that's going pretty good. The stuff we're selling ( My mom and I) it's stock pile stuff we've gotten for free or cheap and have tried but didn't like.. We do coupons which is how we've gotten alot of this. My mom also got 10 different fruit trees a couple of weeks ago while they were on sale for 50% off at Lowes.

 We got our gardens planted and hopefully we will start to get things form them soon. The wild blackberry are crazy this year and I can't wait to pick those.

I'm going to make a list of things I hope to get done this summer to either earn money or save it.

1. Get a lot of wild black berries pick and frozen
2. Get a lot of fresh stuff either caned or frozen or dehydrated.
3. Get Eli 100% potty trained.
4. Get our own place

I'll keep adding to the list as I think of them.

I found this awesome  blog about this lady who gardens and coupons. She only spends about $100 a month at the store. Don't we all wish we could do that?

I'm going to post a link to here blog Here

She had a great idea to go to a local store and ask them to save the product for her. Now this is stuff that they would normally just throw out into the trash. She is getting not only food for her chicken but also for herself. Would you ever do this? Even if you don't have chicken it would still be worth a shot if you have compost.  I have to say I love the idea.

What ways do y'all save money?

Forever N Always

Friday, May 17, 2013

Mommy Give Away Winner

So we have a winner for the mommy give away
Give away
The Winner is

Nicole over at

Congrats Nicole please email me so we can get your prize sent out :)

Have a wonderful day everyone

Forever N Always

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nita's Paintings

Nita is big into art and painting. So I just wanted to share some of the things she has done :)

Forever N Always

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I wish

I wish I had more time. Josh ( DH) and I have started buying a house and with him deployed it's a lot harder on me because I had to find a place we would both like and was in our budget. Also the POA I have isn't what we need so now I have to get another one and blah blah.. I can't wait to have our own place. I have a lot of DIY stuff coming up I have some tables I'm going to redo and I have some chair I need to redo. We're painting the house before we move in. I also have some yard work I will need to do once we get the house. It's a lot. I also have a lot of stuff at church going on plus my little cousin is Graduating from High School and at some point I am going to have to pick Josh up..I just want to get back to posting and doing our arts and crafts.. Hopefully I'll be able to start posting again soon. I'm sorry everyone. I'm still doing themed baths right now but there pretty low key.

Have a wonderful night everyone.

Oh and if you have any ideas you would like to see please let me know and I will see what I can do.
I'm also on Pinterest now :)

Forever N Always

Friday, May 3, 2013

Spring bath

 This week is spring week so we've been doing things with spring and flowers and bugs.
Tonight I did a flower bath for the boys.

Forever N Always

Inside Garden.

Hey every one. :) I was in Dollar Tree the other day and I saw they had these Mini Green Houses for $1 each so I got the 3 you see in the 1st pic. Then I went to Target and they also had some for $1 so I got the 2 you see in the 2nd pic. If you keep scrolling down you will see what all these came with and how easy they are to use. 

Pink Cosmos.Tomatoes. Cucumber
Cilantro. Sweet  Basil 
Place the growing medium pellets in a bowl or cup. Add approximately 6 tablespoons lukewarm water. Let the pellets absorb the water . Use a work to fluff . Put the growing medium in the pot. Sow only 10 seeds in the pot and use the extra seeds in your garden. Place the seeds on top and lightly press the seeds into the growing medium. Cover with lid and plac in a sunny Location. Keep moist. Transplant when the plants are 3" tall to a larger pot or to your garden. Be sure to add plant food when plants are 3' tall.

Before the water. sorry forget to get  after pic.

Before the water.

When mixing the water.
after water and seeds.
All done

All done. I love these. We do have a big garden in the back yard and once these are big enough they will be moved to it.

Update :)

So it's been a little while since we planted these and I have to say I love the little green house.
Now instead of putting these into the ground with everything else I'm going to try the pallet garden.


Pink Cosmos

After I put the Pink Cosmos into the pot above I planted sweet peas :)

Nita's pink plant


Forever N Always

Outside Sensory Bin

So after a lot of rain we finally got a day of sun shine :) After being stuck in the house for so long I wanted to do a sensory bin using things from outside. I got Nita to take Eli and Ray outside with buckets to pick some flowers and get some grass. While they did that I was inside making a bird nest using pine needles and plastic eggs .. After the boys played with the bin I put everything but the eggs into our compost bin so it was a win. win.

We also put in plastic bugs.

Forever N Always