A long weekend recap!

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First off let me say that I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!  I was off yesterday (love the banking hours!) so I had a "long weekend."  This post may just be mainly pictures, since I don't have much to "discuss" with you wonderful ladies.

This was taken Friday.  I told you she was my mini me!
Friday night I didn't do much at all.  I went to eat dinner with my lovely parents' and then spent some time at their house with them.  I love spending time with my mom and dad.  They are two of the most important people in my life and I will always be their #1 fan! 
Saturday I did what you will learn I do A LOT.  I went yard saling!  Although it is still early in the season, there were a few out and of course Mom and I were in the middle of all the other eager shoppers.  I love how the weather has brought everyone out of their houses.  It has made everyone feel better and in better moods it seems, well most everyone..
So, the question you want to ask is "What did I get?"  Well, here is your answer...

That is two coffee mugs, a gadget for me to use when I am working in my flower beds [reminder to make post on that soon!], and honestly an "odd" piece that I found.  I can just see potential bubbling out of it.  I will keep you posted when I figure out what I want to do with that, and when I do.  Anyway, the best part I haven't told you yet.  PRICE.  What do you think I paid for all 4 items?  $1.00. Did you answer correctly?
[doing the happy dance, again!]

After all the yard sale hype was over, Mom and I went to an estate sell.  I didn't buy anything there, but I still had a great time.  It was in one of the older homes in the historic district of downtown.  I absoutely cannot tell you how much I love to look in old homes and imagine the lives that were lived there.  This house in particular was just amazing inside.  From the outside view you would never guess how many rooms were inside.  I was shocked to say the least. 

This is going off topic for a second here, but speaking of homes in the historic downtown area I want to show you my favorite of ALL TIME.  Ever since I was a little girl I have been in love with this house.  A few years ago, my dream house (as I like to call it) was also involved in an estate sell.  I DID buy a few small items from it.  I have them hanging in my house now.  =) Anyway, here are the pictures..

Front view

Back view
Feel free to go ahead and think it looks creepy, because, well it is.  It is known as "The Cat House" here in town.  I could seriously go on (and on and on and on..) about this house, but I will leave the topic alone.  If you want to read more and see more pictures of it then go here. That site will take to my local paper, but you can browse around and see the article that was done on the house after it was bought and some restorations have been made.

Now, let's jump back on topic. (I'm sorry!) But continuing Saturday- just more shopping around town with my mom.  That's usually how we spend our Saturday together and since there were not many yard sales yet, we took the opportunity to hit the stores.  Mom bought a few items, but I just left with new makeup.  (Like I need ANY MORE...) We ended the day with another favorite of mine- SLUGBURGERS!  Maybe I should link this one too, in case someone reads this and thinks I have completely lost it.  Just click here to see what exactly a "slugburger" is & and if you are ever this way- TRY ONE!

Sunday I have to admit I was lazy.  I didn't do much at all.  I cleaned in spots around my house, but mainly I just enjoyed the day and played with Reagan & Roxie!  They enjoyed time with their mama too!

Monday brought a whole different story.  I THOUGHT I was going to spend the first half of the day lounging around and then ride to Cassie's (see her blog The Taylors) house to work on something.  This "something" will be shown & discussed when progress is made.  But unfortunately I didn't make it to her house.  My [precious] daddy decided to help me do my yard yesterday.  Yes, it needed it desperately, but I just hated to not get to see Cassie.  But on the positive side of things, my yard looks 100% better and I have my date rescheduled with Cassie tonight. 
I also took the time to hang my beautiful cross that Tammy gave me for Valentine's... Fits right in!!

Dining room wall

Well, it is time for me to get back to work.  (Yes, I blog AT WORK!) [SHH!!!!]
But I want to leave you with one more picture.  You can't help but smile.  This is Rudi, my parents' dog.  He also is my sweet Roxie Jane's father. 

Rudi Jo enjoying some ice cream!
I think I may just take Rudi's advice and go get some ice cream today!  Everyone have a blessed day & and thanks for reading!

"No gains without pains." - Benjamin Franklin 

It's a thinking day!

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I'm loving...

**that the weather is getting better! My phone is showing today's high is 70! That makes my soul smile!

**that my flowers (inside) are showing buds popping out on them. I cannot wait to get back outside in my flower beds! It is my therapy!

**that in a week I am headed to Gulf Shores.  The beach is calling my name and I cannot wait to see it and feel the sand between my toes. 

**that I've found a sense of who I am in the last 24 hours.  This means nothing to some of you, but some it does.. [situation].. & and I'm able to smile and know it is going to be okay!

See.. I'm Smiling.. :)

This list could go on and on forever.. but those are just a few thing sticking out on my mind today.

I don't have much to write about.  I had a "visitor" at my house last night and I am still trying to sort through my mental process of taking it all in.  Yes, it was my situation.  I still feel like a blog is coming to explain all this, but today is not it.      [Count yourself lucky!]

Oh another note- I ran to Kroger last night to pick up a few much needed items.  I just cannot seem to find time to go and REALLY buy groceries anymore.  I guess it is because I am never home until bedtime ;) but anyway, back to my story, a lady in there was doing what I want to do- couponing.   Sounds simple I know, but seriously it takes a thought process to really figure out when and where to use those little golden tickets. 

I read blogs & forums on the subject so I am thankful that those ladies are putting tips out there.  I have yet to really dabble in it, even though I am highly fasinated by it and the things you can get for so little.  I have made my binder ready and organized (for the most part).  So it is time to start playing!  I'll try to keep this updated...

This was my "sorting" process the other night...

Hey, I'm trying... :)

That is all for today for me lovies!  Enjoy that weather!

"It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped." - Anthony Robbins.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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This is my sweet little Valentine! :)   Isn't she just too darn cute for her own good? These are a few more pictures that were taken Saturday before she went home.  The outfit came from Children's Place. 
I told my mother I could go broke in there faaast buying for Jenna.  Seriously. 
[BTW- that's my mom holding her.. my best friend in this world.]
 This one is a little fuzzy.. but you get the idea.  She is my doll.  Love this kid. Might steal her... kidding.  

Girls' Day Out!

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SATURDAY!  My absolute favorite day of the week.  && and it is beautiful outside today! 
                                                      [no more snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

Mom had told my sister-in-law that she would keep my niece, Jenna, today so of course I woke up and took a fast shower and ran out of the house as soon as my hair was half dry.  I didn't want to miss a single minute's time with Jenna-bugg.  She makes me smile so much just watching her beautiful little eyes trying to figure out the way things in life work and why they work.  Precious.

Jenna will be 6 months old the 18th of this month & and I have no idea where time has gone.  She is growing up way too fast and I know before I blink next she will be starting school. 

Since it is beautiful outside today, we decided to take a girls' day and just spend some time together.  First up was Wal-mart.  Normally, I HATE that place with a passion, but today it wasn't so bad.  I guess my distraction was Jenna and that helped.  Normally WM makes my blood pressure sky rocket from the pure stupididty of some people. 
Oh the joys of living in a little small town.... Reason number 2 I dont like WM- You NEVER get out without seeing someone you know..

Jenna was loving sitting in the buggie "like a big girl"... [sidenote: need cart cover..ew!]

Next up, Children's Place.  The new store just opened this past week here in town so as you can imagine, everyone was there.. BUT we did get Jenna a new outfit to lounge in.

After that, we went back to "Nana K's" for pizza and movies. 


My beautiful mother & I took time out for a photo too. 


We had such a wonderful day out together.  I can't wait for Jenna to get a little older and the weather to continue to get better and I'm quite certain more of these "Girl Days" will be occuring...

&& last but not least... Miss Jenna Leann. 

"The more things you do, the more you can do." -Lucille Ball.

***SIDENOTE: Page is still going through changes, so check back often to see what else is here! =)***


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Hello, readers, and welcome to my little spot in Blogland.

I'm Kayla. You can describe me as many things such as daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin, etc., but I just want to be called happy in the end. I have SUCH a wonderful life with so many great people in it. My parents, Kathy & Larry, are still together and have given me a wonderful childhood and truly helped shaped me into the woman I am today. God blessed me in the most beautiful way when he gave me to them. I cannot say enough good words to describe my parents' as indivudals or as a team. Truly awesome.

Sister: a title that I am PROUD to own. Kevin & Shawn have been there for me and "had my back" all my life. Every little sister wants to have a protective big brother and I am forunate enough to have two. They are both strong, family oriented, hard working men who value the little things in life & love to make the most of each day God gives us.

Aunt: If you want to make me smile- bring on my babies! My oldest nephew, Kaleb, is growing into such a young man. He looks more and more like his father daily. He has a heart of gold and loves to show affection. A hug from him melts this gal's heart- faaaaaast. Then we have Kamo [Kameron]. What can you say about Kamo except the boy is ALL boy. He is so funny and always finds the joys in life's littlest things. Only bad thing is, he can already pick me up. That I do not like because it means my "babies" will be men before I know it.

And last but certainly NOT least is Jenna Leann. She was born Aug. 18, 2010 and came into this world with each and every family member wrapped around her tiny [chubby] fingers. She is the first girl of the family since yours truly, and is the spitting image of me. Watch out world, history is repeating itself. :)

Mom: okay, no I am not really a mother, but I consider myself one. Reagan & Roxie are my dogs. They are MY WORLD. If you think you know someone that pampers their dogs, then I bet I do mine more. These dogs have a life of luxury and have no idea what a dog even is. I take full responsibilty and wouldn't have it any other way. They are mama's sweet angels.

Friend: Another title I hold dear to my heart. Unfortunately there is not enough room (or pictures) to tell the story of my friends. They know who they are and what they mean to me [I hope!] This is another area I was truly blessed in. There aren't too many people in this world who keep the same friends their entire lives, and I am lucky enough to say I have and WILL. :)