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I am a Jill of all trades , SAHM and lover of all crafts. I think my middle name is Creating :) Each day I try to invision some new detail or put together some stiches I have never done before for a new look. I can`t wait to see what tomorrow will bring . Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how I am doing.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Imagination - Fireburning

My husband wrote this in our sons chronicle and I just had to share .

Imagination - Fireburning

I have sung lullabies to Ady since he was a baby... favorites being 'jeevan se bhari', 'tomebo mataso pita tomebo', 'whenever i see your smiling face', 'om namah shivaya'... all of a sudden since he turning 8, he does not want to hear Mom or Dad sing. He is into music now, wants the radio on all the time , faves being 'Let it rock', 'goofy goober rock', 'In the end'... A current favourite is 'Fireburning' and when the song comes on in the car, Mom and Dad break into the chorus.. he cannot stand it :) holds his ears.

Nowadays, when i put him to bed.. we play question time.. i ask a set of math, science, history, geography questions. The last question is a 'imagination - what would you do if...' question. So one night, the question is "Imagine you are in a ship that is sinking, you can get out in a life boat to a small island, no one else is there... What are the 5 things you'll take with you? "

Ady - "Food(chips), Axe to cut down trees, Flashlight... a book to read as i will get bored.. and game boy... hmmm maybe no book but another set of games....What about you daddy?"

Indi - "Knife, a mirror for signalling, a book, a solar powered radio, and a picture of you, Ady... When i get bored, i will look at your picture, turn the radio on and sing along to "Fireburning"

"Awwww nooooooooo!!!" :)

Friday, September 25, 2009

Dunkin Donuts coffee

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This is what wakes me early in the day and keeps me going all day :)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hair Loss

This is the back of my head after  a few months of using pure henna  My original hair color is jet black with a few grays

They had a lot of gray on the front side ,  as you can see it looks orange , this is after only 1 application , after a few more applications it will  darken and  make the color richer . Each time Henna is applied it ads a layer therefore the color keeps getting darker .

I am in my 40`s and I had decided it was time to color my hair . I also had noticed that my hair was falling   more than the usual yearly shedding .

After coloring my hair , even more hair was falling out ...If I ran my fingers through my hair my hand would be full of hair each time .  I started to panic when I looked in the mirror one day and I could start to see my scalp ! I had always had a thick head of hair .

I started to do a lot of research on the Internet to try to find a product that would help me with the thinning hair issue. , That's how I came upon an article for pure henna ... no color added , just pure henna powder ... I buy it in a small box , pour it in and squeeze bottle add a small container of lemon juice you can buy in the supermarket or squeeze a fresh lemon ..add warm water till it gets to a thick pancake batter consistency . put it on the hair just like you would with hair color and wrap it in plastic . leave in your hair for at least 2 hours .  then just wash out . The Henna will look green on the hair .. don`t panic ! that's normal.

I have not had any more hair fall out ... I try to do the henna once a month , but unlike hair color pure henna can be used as often as you like .  They also have henna shampoo but for someone loosing as much hair as I was , Pure henna is far better for thinning hair.

Pure henna will give a red color to your hair ... the 1st time you use it it will look orange then with each new application the color will get richer and more of a red tone ... It works in layers . I have black hair with very little gray ... so the gray hairs get a golden tone while my black hair will get a red tone especially when the sun hits it . instant highlights :) .... If you have a lot of gray I am not sure what you will end up with .... Its worth trying and experimenting .

Henna smells like cut grass to me .I am not so crazy about the smell but I use shampoo that has a heavy scent to mask the grassy smell .

If you are having hair loss issues , I highly recommend trying pure henna ... if you use the henna with color that is the same as any other hair color so your hair may still fall out ... ONLY PURE HENNA will work best for hair loss.

Very messy so wear old clothes and wash any spots you drop before it stains the area permanently .  Wear gloves , If you get any on the skin ,wipe it off with soap , If you leave it on for to long it will stain you for a week or 2 then the stain will fade away . That's what I call `` instant tattoo``.

If you need more info leave me a comment and I`ll get back to you .

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Stay at Home Mom

Being a stay at home mom , 
I think we are so unappreciated. As soon as I tell someone I am a stay at home mom their reaction is  ``oooh so you don`t do anything ``... `` go out and do something !`` .. `` your lazy`` When I hear all the negative responses I just don`t even feel like wasted my time trying to explain why I do what I do . I am raising my children and teaching them . what better job is there ?  I am proud of doing what I`m doing with my life. I want to live my life taking care of my family. There is no greater reward in life than that.

Having a routine  and keeping things organized is very important to me because it helps me with  my sanity. Knowing that I accomplished something is very rewarding, by the end of the week I am looking forward to the next while other people can`t wait till their week is over .

Getting in touch with my creative side has been a blessing to me ... weather it is my crocheting, painting, blogging  or just fixing things around the house . Just getting my mind off  of family and having some ``me time `` I am always looking out for what projects to do next .

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Donkey Story

A Donkey Story... This had me laughing so hard I just had to share. I love it ! :)

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.

The jackass cried and cried for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He started shoveling dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly.He finally told himself to just give up and take his fate that he was going to die.A few shovels of dirt hit his back and he said to himself . `` NO !!! I will not give up ! and started to shake and step up , He then realized something amazing , with each shake and step up he inched closer to the top .

As the farmer continued to shovel dirt on top of him, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, his ears reached the top of the well.

The farmer was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, lots of dirt!

The trick to getting along well is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of our troubles is a stepping stone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, NEVER GIVING UP !!
Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the 5 simple rules to being happy:
1: Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.
2: Free your mind from worries - Most never happen.
3: Live simply and appreciate what you have.
4: Give more.
5: Expect less

The donkey later came back and bit the heck out of the farmer.

The moral of the story is :
When you do something wrong and try to cover your butt , it always comes right back to bite you !!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

BZZAGENT (my experience)

I signed up to be a BZZAGENT years ago . I love that I can try new products and be myself when using WOM (word of mouth) .  I do not have to be a fake and hide anything . If I love the product then that's what I am going to relay in my WOM , and if there is something that I do not like so much I will wom that and not worry that if my WOM is not a positive one  it will  make me a bad BZZAGENT . Honesty is what its all about .

If you enjoy talking about things you try to your friends and family go check out Bzzagent and tell them mamma_nee sent you .   bzzagent.com

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

1st day of school

Yesterday was the first day of school for my kids , and what a hectic day it was !  

I wonder why the schools give us a huge list of supplies to purchase way before school starts and when the kids come home from their first day ,  we find a list of supplies sent home which does not match the first list we were given ??? the list just keeps getting longer and longer as they get older .

I often wonder if schools are getting some kind of kickback from these stores because I have a ton of supplies they have made me buy and my kids have  never had to  use them  . Its never bothered me as much but now that the economy is what it is I hate to see such waste . This year one of the items is pencils ... all 80 of them !! am I supplying for the entire class ??? No way is my son alone going to use 80 pencils in 1 year . And what happens to all the supplies they bring in and they don`t use ??? they throw it out , bring it home etc.. etc..  Maybe they should just sell them off with the PTA  then maybe schools would have the money they are always saying they don`t have enough of.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

winterizing pool

Wow ! already time to winterize the pool . this is all new to me this year,
because in Florida we did not winterize . There were years we would be
in the pool till the end of December . I can`t even put my toes in this
water up North  come the end of September.

Having our4 seasons back again is just super.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Wings To Fly

My sons car

As a mother ... A very over protected mother that is ! I gave my oldest his wings to fly . He bought his car and now he does not need me any more . I am feeling a little useless but at the same time a bit more relieved . All I can say to him now is to drive careful ! I never new it was so hard to let them grow to be their own person.

He is 18 and yet I still see him as a little boy and always will .

I love you son :)
please do drive careful ,
Love MOM