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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Social.


Sunday Social

1. My favourite New Year's EVE to date would have to be an awesome night with my best girl friends minus a few. Thanks to Beast (really should come up with a more suitable nickname someday) who filmed the events of the night, it's an easy New Year's eve to reminisce.
2. Are you doing anything for NYE and if so what?
Hubby and I are heading to the in-laws for a baked potato bar and probably some games.
3.A book we should all read come January?
I haven't read it but I hope to next month, J.K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy.
4. What are your New Year's Resolutions?
Get in shape, read the bible chronologically, teach piano full time, blog and decorate the house/organize.


Saturday, December 29, 2012

I love every cat

Good Morning/Almost Afternoon, Friends!

I was awaken this morning, as most mornings with a little orange cat trying to eat my hair. Keith the cat is still a little kitten in my eyes but as most people have pointed out recently after he turned one last month, he is a "BIG cat". I still don't see it. This is how I still see him....
Keith one year ago

Keith Today.
And because I can't leave his brother out, here is Pierre a year ago...


And Pierre today. I cannot get a picture of this cat with his eyes open for the life of me.
And as most of you owned by cats know, cats definitely have their quirks. I already mentioned Keith chewing on my hair. Does your cat have the munchies for hair? or maybe something else? Pierre has a litter box problem, which we have been and currently are looking for solutions. If you have ANY suggestions or have had a similar problem, let me know please!
Keith is the life of the party and enjoys throngs of people moving about the house. We had a few Christmas parties and Keith loves to be right where the action is. Meanwhile, his brother Pierre is hidden under the blankets and coats on our bed, refusing to let people even catch a glimpse of him.

So let me know, what are your cats weird habits. I could go on and on with some of them. At this moment Pierre is trying to pry open the air vent. He does this mostly at night while we are sleeping but he seems disturbed by perhaps the snow, or who knows what.



Friday, December 28, 2012

It's a Brand New Year!

Hello again! It's been quite a while since the last time I blogged but it's almost the start of a new year and having just bought a new desktop computer, I am looking forward to start blogging again! So if you are still with me, Thank you for following!

I have big aspirations for the year 2013. I think blogging is going to help me with bringing some of these goals to fruition. Here is my list of "resolutions" for this year!

1. Read the Bible in chronological order with BuzzBee
2. Organize and decorate our home
3.Get healthy and fit
4. Learn to cook and do more of it
5. Blog
6. Sew more and do sewing tutorials
7. Have more piano students

Looking at the list, I know that these seven things are very broad and of course I will have to have a plan and more specific goals. So, if you stay tuned I will tell you more of how I am going to organize my life and get the most out of 2013!





Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Thursday Holiday with Hubby.

Today Buzzbee and I had the day off so we planned a fun day without any plans! We slept in. Woke up and had breakfast which consisted of hashbrowns, and that's about it. Buzzbee was going to make eggs to go with but ended up using all the hashbrowns so we would have been to full with eggs as well, which was fine with me. We then went downtown since we hardly ever venture that way. We visited the toy house and laughed at our reflections in the fun house mirrors, played some games that were set out on display, picked out toys that we thought were pretty cool and sat in those comfy nursery chairs. We then walked around downtown a bit and peeked in a couple stores. The michigan theatre was playing We Bought a Zoo, and since it was only 1$ a ticket, we decided why not. We needed a cool relief from the crazy heat anyways. After the movie we kept on walking and wanted to go to Buz n bee cafe, (i think that is what it was called) but it was closed. The crazy cowboy was next to it so we decided to go there. We shared fajita nachos, which were very tasty! We went home and went for a refreshing swim in the pool. Buzzbee had soccer and by this time I had a headache I think from the heat. I stayed home and rested my eyes in hopes that the headache would go away. After the game we went and met Buzz Bee's parents at Culver's for a bite to eat. Angie was there and we got to hang out for a little while. Now we are back home relaxing. I had a fun day today and thought i would blog about it so I will remember it better. I find writing things down helps me solidify them into memories.
I am so blessed. I love my cute, loving hubby more and more every day.
sweet dreams!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Journaling

     As a child and teenager, I always kept some sort of journal or diary. I miss that. I decided today that I must start to keep a journal again as I find it helps keep memories fresh and gives some perspective whether its initially or when reading it years later.
I bought an inexpensive journal the other day, which I hope to decorate tomorrow to write in each day or as often as I can. I am thinking writing while I have a bubble bath sounds appealing, only I wish the book was water proof.
Blogging is a type of journaling and perhaps once I start journaling again it will give me ideas on what to blog about. I am on a mission to find my camera charger tomorrow so I hope to post a picture of my finished journal as well as a couple other projects I am working on.
I leave you with this quote I found that has inspired me to keep on journaling.

" How truly does this journal contain
my real and undisguised thoughts--
I always write it according to the humour
I am in, and if a stranger was to think it 
worth reading, how capricious--insolent
and whimsical I must appear!--one moment 
flighty and half mad,--the
next sad and melancholy. No matter!
Its truth and simplicity are its sole
recommendations."
     -Frances Burney(1752-1840) 

                     British Author






Saturday, February 4, 2012

Feeling Crafty.

Hello friends!
Today is so gorgeous. I have the windows open to air out the apartment and enjoying my tea as I write this post. I just wanted to ask you my followers to please be patient with me over the next couple weeks as it is going to take a few weeks for my new blog and Etsy store to take off (hopefully). 
I have been working on some projects today and would have them finished if I didn't have to go to work.
I will let you in on the projects I have been working on today. 
I have always enjoyed painting and therefore decided I needed to be creative in that area. I am painting two 10x10 nursery or toddler acrylic paintings on canvas. One is of a mermaid and the other an owl. I hopefully will finish the mermaid one tonight and will post it as soon as I can. 
On a side note, I think I may have lost our camera charger :(. That being said, I may not be able to post pictures right away but I will look for it tonight. 
Well, it's time for me to get ready for work. Have a wonderful day!
-Melissa

Friday, February 3, 2012

Melissa Made : My Etsy Shop!

Hey all!
Please check out my new Etsy shop. I was just so excited to open it, even though I only have one item listed right now, I had to open it! I made the banner myself for now, but I am going to get hubby to make me a nice one.
Please stop by and heart my shop! More things are to come within the next couple weeks so please check back!
check it out at Melissa Made.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's tomorrow already!

Tomorrow is here and I have so much to do today! Including getting in 8 hours of sleep, which is what I am going to do very shortly. One of the big things I have to do tomorrow is LAUNDRY.
I dislike doing laundry mainly because I never seem to have enough quarters. It will be very nice to one day have a laundry room of my own. :) I hope I won't take it for granted when that time comes. I don't think I will. I just love the smell of fresh, clean laundry. It is definitely in my top 5 fav. smells.
My other favourite smells would include, lemon, pool (chlorine), and laundry again because I really do think that might be my favourite. I can't think of other smells that I enjoy. I am sure there are some food smells that I enjoy but at the moment I am feeling rather full and do not wish to think of food. Hubby also always smells very good. So back to laundry, I am attempting to make my own laundry detergent. I have gotten the supplies and if time allows tomorrow I plan to make it! Check back tomorrow for a tutorial and to see how the soap turns out!
Well, I am about to have a tea and settle down for the night. Hubby and I have been reading the Bible through a year, although I must be honest and say that I think it will take longer than that for us. It is one of my favourite times of day though and I encourage everyone to read and reread the Bible each day, even if it's a verse or two. Good night all.

Monday, January 30, 2012

I'm back!

HEY ALL!
Oh how I have missed the blogging world! I am making a comeback with a fresh idea. I never could find exactly what I wanted to blog about but in a week I will start a whole new, very focused blog and I am sooo excited about it. Actually, I am hoping to start on Wednesday so please stay tuned!
I will give you a few timbits to chew on while I prepare for my new blog. Crafts, faith, and some other thoughts. my goal is to grow spiritually and explore creativity through my blog. I have found a devotional book that I might use to help me along this journey.

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