CALL Santa & Leave Voicemail


First and foremost, I apologize to the person that I first dialed in Brunswick, GA when I dialed a 912 area code on accident.

So heads up, Santa is not (yet) in GA hahaha

You seriously get Santa’s voicemail and can leave him a message.

I can see kids loving this.

Is it wrong that I’m 25 and was tempted to leave him one?


>>>> How to keep Flies Away!!

Hello Friends!

I found a really cool article on facebook that I want to try. The below is *NOT* written by me but I wanted to share it! I HATE flies and am up for anything that will keep them away lol! Please let me know if you try this and it works. Apparently, it has worked for many people. Simple & Cheap idea! The BOLD line is my favorite line below!!

Ziploc Baggies

Zip Lock Baggies………..who knew?
We went with friends to a restaurant on Sunday for lunch and sat in the patio section beside the store. We happened to notice zip lock baggies pinned to a post and a wall. The bags were half filled with… …water, each contained 4 pennies, and they were zipped shut. Naturally we were curious! The owner told us that these baggies kept the flies away! So naturally we were even more curious! We actually watched some flies come in the open window, stand around on the window sill, and then fly out again. And there were no flies in the eating area! This morning I checked this out on Google. Below are comments on this fly control idea. I’m now a believer!
Zip-lock water bags: #1 Says: I tried the zip lock bag and pennies this weekend. I have a horse trailer. The flies were bad while I was camping. I put the baggies with pennies above the door of the LQ. NOT ONE FLY came in the trailer.The horse trailer part had many. Not sure why it works but it does!
#2 Says:Fill a zip lock bag with water and 5 or 6 pennies and hang it in the problem area. In my case it was a particular window in my home. It had a slight passage way for insects. Every since I have done that, it has kept flies and wasps away. Some say that wasps and flies mistake the bag for some other insect nest and are threatened.
#3 Says:I swear by the plastic bag of water trick. I have them on porch and basement. We saw these in Northeast Mo. at an Amish grocery store& have used them since. They say it works because a fly sees a reflection& won’t come around.
#4 Says: Regarding the science behind zip log bags of water? My research found that the millions of molecules of water presents its own prism effect and given that flies have a lot of eyes, to them it’s like a zillion disco balls reflecting light, colors and movement in a dizzying manner. When you figure that flies are prey for many other bugs, animals, birds, etc., they simply won’t take the risk of being around that much perceived action. I moved to a rural area and thought these “hillbillies” were just yanking my city boy chain but I tried it and it worked immediately! We went from hundreds of flies to seeing the occasional one, but he didn’t hang around long.

Changes & Awesome “getting out of doghouse idea!” & link to Giveaways!!!

Hello Friends!

Hope everyone is having a great morning.  My Chihuahua (Daisy) has a cold right now so constant sneezing is taking place at my house! If you have never seen a sick Chihuahua just think of puss-n-boots from Shrek.  Daisy has that expression down pat!

PussInBoots1sick daisy

Hopefully she will feel better soon!

Some changes that I have made recently are that I (once again) deactivated my main facebook page. Don’t think this will effect anyone here because I never really gave that link out.  I feel like I’m an addict of facebook. I check it way too often, post about things that belong in a paper journal, and honestly revolve my life around what people are saying on there.  I do not blame facebook itself for this, I blame me. I have a problem regulating how much I sign on. I have decided that I am going to dedicate more time to my blog here at and on my photography page . I’m still on facebook here : but this is my photography page.  Everything posted on there can also be found on my main photography website. You are welcome to add both, either or, or neither. Just wanted to let you know 🙂

 Also, I found a fabulous idea, thanks to The Dating Divas, on how to “get out of the dog house.” ha!! Ladies, we all know we need this sometime and Lord knows the men need it.

Read the DIY ‘I’m Sorry Idea’ HERE . You really have to read it to appreciate how cute it is!! ❤

dog house

While you are there, I would encourage you to check out their Giveaways page! They have the coolest giveaways I have every seen. There was one to Disney World (expenses paid) with brand new camera that would be found in your hotel room. What!? haha That was a while back but they add stuff all the time. I believe right now they have a Cruiser Bike and an Ipad Mini giveway. Click HERE for that page!

Good luck!

Affordable & Easy Tree Art

Tree 1

I saw this craft on pinterest and thought it looked so easy and cute!!! Unfortunately, there was no website connected with this picture. However, it seems pretty self exclamatory to me! 🙂 You would need paint (any colors you want), glue, and some multi colored sequins.  Depending on age of the child, you may have to draw outline of the tree but they can use their finger to do the “flowers” or “leaves” ! Parents can dab on some glue and children can just sprinkle the sequins around. I am going to keep this idea! You could also do different seasons with this picture! The above could be summer, for fall you could use fall colors for the leaves, and so on!


Personalize Your Frame with Book Pages

Sorry friends that I have been away for a few days. A lot has been going on with school (reports ick) and family drama (once again ick!). If you did not see it feel free to check out the post titled “Depression” on my page.  I do want to post some DIY stuff for yall today!


Personalized Frame

I found this cool idea of adding  book pages behind a large frame in Show And Tell’s blog! Beth chose to use pages that had alphabet on them, however, you could use any type pages you wanted. For a child’s room you could use pages directly out of a children’s book! If you don’t want to tear pages out I highly recommend going to Goodwill or other thrift store. Their children’s books are usually 50 cents to $1.00.  Take a moment to flip through and look at the illustrations.  This is a perfect example of never judge a book by its cover!!

This DIY with photographs of the project can be found here


Unique Wall Art idea for us penny pinchers & A Green Smoothie Recipe!


Yarn Wall Art

For those of us who know what it’s like to not have two cents to rub together, this is a fantastic blog and idea! The blog is called BetweenHeAndShe and can be accessed here This page explains how to make wall art and/or words with just some yarn and nails! I honestly would have never thought of this! Just wanted to pass on.  🙂

Green Smoothie

BetweenHeAndShe also posts an amazing looking Green Smoothie on their page! I’ve done one with spinach before but never almond milk, protein powder, and flaxseed. Going to give this a shot! Cand be found here

DIY Ornament Crafts


I found a few ideas on craigslist that I would love to try. First one is..

ornaments 1


Instructions can be foud here

2nd is ..

ornament 2


The person that sold these is listed here

However, I want to try putting a picture in an ornament myself and see if it looks similar 🙂

next we have…

ornaments 3


I want to get a silver ornamentand black sharpie to make a 2012 ornamet. I will write down positive thing that have happened this year 🙂 Sharpie Ornaments and other sharpie ideas can be found here

ok ok so not an ornament but what an awesome idea to do with a sharpie below!!


ok that’s all for now!