November 26, 2014

When My Heart is Overwhelmed


When my heart is overwhelmed
Lead me to the
ROCK 
That is higher than I!
Proverbs 26:1

You've Been Warned!

I will be doing more of this in the months and years to come.

By the grace of God I have healed and am unashamed of my story.

You don’t want to fuck with me!

That Yarn: Granny Squares



Here's what I did with that yarn I bought.

Those aren’t all the granny squares but just a snippet of what I plan to do with them.

That’s the general layout just to give you an idea on how I plan to piece them together.

What do you think?

November 21, 2014

I Love to Crochet


I’ve been working on a “Mammas Blanket” for Foo Foo. She is obsessed with Kinsley and Fiona’s Mammas Blankets so I thought it was time to make her one too. These are the colors I picked up at the store.

Foo Foo’s Mammas Blanket is going to be made with Granny Squares. Some of the squares will be solid colors and others will be multi-colored. I’m just about done making the Granny Squares.

It has taken me about two weeks to crochet all the Granny Squares. Once I get those done I will lay them out to see how I want to put them all together. There are tons of joining methods out there but for the sake of time I think I’m going to go with a basic Whip Stitch with my Yarn Needle.

My grandmother taught me how to crochet. She started me out crocheting chains when I was a little girl and the rest is history! Every time I crochet something I think of her and can see her crocheting in my mind. I think she’s watching over me and smiles when she sees me doing it.

I am planning to post more pictures as I complete Crochet projects. If you have any questions about what I’m doing or Crochet Questions in general leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer your questions. Maybe this blog will turn into a basic Crochet Tutorial. You might teach me something too!

October 15, 2014

Everyone Is On the Mend

Fiona is not sick any more – Hooray!

Kinsley is not sick any more – Hooray!

My 6 month mammogram check up went very well. So well, I no longer need to be seen every 6 six months. I am very happy about that!

All of us got our flu shots. We had sore arms for a couple of days but that’s okay because we are determined not to be sick.

How about you?

What have you been up to lately?

October 8, 2014

Fevers, Flu Shots, and Mammogram Fun

No, 103.6 degrees of fever doesn’t make anyone a happy camper. I am grateful it’s not pneumonia all over again. Fiona was hospitalized when she was a kindergartner because of her oxygen levels. Yesterday her oxygen level was at 98%. That’s nothing to snivel at when you’re burning up. Her cell count indicated bacterial versus viral so she is good to go with an antibiotic. She just can’t be in school right now. She prefers her bed at this point. I’m predicting she’ll be back on track by Friday. Just in time to get all of her missed assignments so she can get herself caught up in time to enjoy the weekend.

Kinsley on the other hand has a different kind of sick. She had a fever but not quite as bad as her sister’s. We decided to stick with her doc appointment today instead of forcing her to be seen yesterday because she just wasn’t suffering as much as Fiona. A swab confirmed no strep but there was something going on with her throat. Back to CVS we go to pick up another antibiotic. She’ll be headed back to school in the morning.

All that’s left to do is to clean this house, Lysol all the doorknobs, and make the kids wash their hands as much as possible. I’m content with the fact that no one is coughing up a storm otherwise we’d be sporting those cute little blue masks you can pick up at your local urgent care clinics. Now if I could convince my girls not to be so huggy at school we’d be good to go! Seriously, keep your distance, wash your hands and you don’t have to be so huggy with your friends all the time.

Tomorrow is going to be just a tad bit crazy. I have my 6 month follow-up mammogram. I’m hoping this is the last one and I can go back to the once-yearly routine. I want to get in there, take the x-rays, and have the doctor tell me everything is going to be okay. Yep, that’s my preference – I think I’ll go with that!

Later on in the day we have our family flu shot appointment. Everyone in this house is getting a flu shot including Don. Ever since I contracted swine flu five years ago, I am a firm believer in preventing these horrible illnesses. Don doesn’t normally get the flu shot but now that we are exposed to people we don’t know we thought it might be a good idea. It’s better to be safe than sorry. You just never know – ya know?

October 7, 2014

Fostering Is Totally Worth It!

Wish I could bat my eye lashes, wrinkle my nose, and cast a spell on Nebraska’s foster care system – kind of like the old TV show Bewitched. Fostering kids is NOT for the faint of heart. You have to be ready to roll up your sleeves and FIGHT the good fight. Some days are great and other days I wish I were Donald Trump so I could get in there and clean house. No matter what the foster care system is doing in my state and no matter how bad things seem – fostering is totally worth it!

October 6, 2014

Happy Birthday to Ree!




God has BIG plans for your life! God is for you and Loves you no matter what!! You have what it takes, Ree!!! You’re a great person and I Love being your Mom. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

September 24, 2014

I LOVE Younique 3D Fiber Lashes!!


Look at my BIG Lashes!


The Lashes on the left are 3D Fiber Lashes. 
The Lashes on the right are coated with regular mascara. 
Those Lashes are ALL mine.
Looks pretty Younique to ME. ;)


It all started on Facebook when my friend Debbie ANNOYED me with all those 3D Fiber Lash pictures but SHE WAS right! BAM!!! LASSSSSSHES!

Debbie and I have been friends since we were 12 years old so I knew when I saw her pics on Facebook that she was on to something. When she explained to me that a portion of her commissions were going towards combating Domestic Violence I was SOLD to try this product.

When I first heard about 3D Fiber Lashes I thought it was some sort of false eye-lash product that involved false lashes and lots of messy glue. It is a bit misleading when you see “Fiber Lashes” plastered everywhere. But, I can tell you that is NOT what the 3D Fiber Lashes are all about.

Younique 3D Fiber Lashes are NOT false or fake lashes. The product is actually 1 tube of mascara and 1 tube of tea tree fibers. All you do is coat your lashes with the mascara, then coat your lashes again with the tea tree fibers, and then run another coat of mascara over the fibers to keep them in place.

The fibers are these small soft natural tea tree flakes that add a little bit of pizzazz to your lashes. You can manage the intensity by how you apply your mascara. Yesterday I applied a light coat for a daytime look and the application lasted all day so there is a lot of longevity with this product.

See the picture of me and my husband? That was the night we celebrated his 40th birthday bowling with our friends. My lashes pack a punch in that picture even though I didn’t apply too much of the product. It just really makes your lashes POP! I LOVE THAT!!

People ask, “So what’s the trick?” There’s NO trick whatsoever. You purchase the mascara and TA-DA!!



If you’re interested in trying Younique 3D Fiber lashes please consider ordering through my friend Debbie’s website: www.LashesAgainstDomesticViolence.com

Debbie is a passionate fun-loving quirky girlfriend I grew up with whom I absolutely LOVE. She will answer all your questions and even share picture swatches of color if you’d like to see what the products look like. She is also very honest about what she thinks will work with your routine too.

A lot of people always ask me what’s in it for me by writing up this blog post. Nothing is in it for me. Debbie is my friend of many years who I LOVE and I wanted to help her out by sharing this great product with you.

I’m not hosting a virtual party because those tend to expire at some point. To be honest, I don’t have time to sell the product myself or I would! It’s THAT good!

If you’d like to try the product I hope you consider ordering it through her website. She didn’t pay me to say that and I haven’t received free product or discounts from her at all. I just wanted to help a friend get the word out about what I believe is super cool eye-makeup.

What can I say? I’m a makeup girl and I’m all about the mascara! Go BIG or Go Home – Right!? ORDER AWAY!!

Please like my Friend's Facebook page: Younique By Diva Deb