Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Few Tips and Techniques

In all my life.....I have loved cleaning......stop laughing!! I do!! And by "I love cleaning" I mean.....I avoid it with every fiber of my being.....at all costs.....at any expense!! Nothing warms my heart more than seeing a shiny floor that I've just swept and mopped to perfection......get mud tracked on by the dog......and then puked on by the cat.....and then food and/or drink dribbled all over by the kid!! There is no greater satisfaction than spending 47 days scrubbing and waxing.....shining and buffing every surface......just to have it get dirty again in a mere 3.2 seconds!! No really.....it's one of my greatest passions!!

So.....being the queen of clean that I am.......I thought I would share with you all my wealth of knowledge.....tips and tricks I've learned.....techniques that allow me to have such a spotless home......you know......other than the fact that I spend probably a whole second or so a day cleaning....(I know it's a lot.....but it's a gift I give my family!!)

  • Always drag your feet when walking through your home!! Not only does this count as sweeping the floor......on carpet the static builds up and you can use that jolt of electricity to awaken your teen at the crack of 2pm!! Additionally......every once in a while.....the dog hair builds up and when you drag your feet enough....a nice fur ball builds and said fur ball makes wonderful stuffing....this is how I stuffed our couch so full and fluffy!!
  • When forced to use the boy's potty......wipe away the splash zone before using the facility with their hand towel....this makes it just moist enough to wipe away the tooth paste that is smeared all over the vanity....it's a 2fer1.....the toothpaste and pee mixture acts as a detergent and bam-boom......clean vanity!!! As an additional benefit......the guys won't know after reading this if I truly do this or if it's a joke......and I'll never have to clean their bathroom.....ever......again!!!
  • Have a bunch of children!!! See......I didn't consider this carefully enough during child bearing years!!! If I had had more children......I would have had more slaves.....I mean darlings to force to clean.....I mean share the chores!!! Darn!!! Do you think I'm too old for a quartet?????
  • When you've avoided laundry long enough.....they will wear their underwear twice!! Oh c'mon......there's an inside and an outside for a reason you know!!!
  • Bugs and dust bunnies make very nice house guests.......some are much more welcomed than family!!!
I share.....because I care!!! Have a beautiful day.......and don't forget......a woman's house is her man's castle.......make him happy to be at home in it!!! tee hee hee!!

Toodles!!
Stacey

A Tragedy

So.....you may have heard the reports......seen the massive news coverage......the many....many news articles......and now the time has come for me to come clean!! I.......I........I may perhaps have fallen off the face of the earth for a short period of time!! No!! The stories are true!! But...please...let me explain......

It all started a few months ago.....you know.....the year was 1995!! I was going along fine....keeping up with house.....and friends......and family.....and accomplishing things.....like actually sweeping the floor with more than just my socked foot!! So.....I was going along....and BAM!!......time forwarded really fast on fast forward till it's 2011 and somehow I've said yes to everyone who has asked anything of me.....including my hubs and kid who demand food and clean clothes....geesh!! (this is the part where you shed a tear for me!! Go ahead and wipe away.....I'll wait!!)

It was a dark and stormy night.......the air was thick with anticipation.....when it happened!!!! (this is quite exciting no?? Just so we are all on the same page......hear in your head the really dark and spooky tragedy music from all the really good movies in your head please!!! Are we all together......okay...read on)........I took one step too many!! BAM!!!! I fell right off the edge of the earth!!

Little by little......step by step......through polyfil and sawdust.....nails and pins.....we have finally tried to catch up with orders and requests......show preps and shop plans. Our shop is at a bit of a stand still due to a true tragedy with our builder and his family (they lost a family member and have several children injured in a house fire!!). Our next show is in August so we have a bit of time for prep. Our orders are nearly caught up and we aren't taken any more for a little while. And......the best part of all.....our Brady is home and had a great time in Dallas (I'll do a real post on that later cause there is lots to share!!)

So there you have it!! I fell off the earth.....I disappeared for a short time....and now I've crawled back up the cliff and I'm back!! You can't keep me down!! (visualize I......am......Rocky!!!....running the steps.......listen to the triumphant tune)

While the news reports may have been true.....clearly.....you can see how it all happened right!! It's a down right inspirational......oscar winning story!! And now.....I'm back in the game!! Look out Russian dude from Rocky 47!! tee hee hee!!

Hope all is well in your world!! I'll be around blog-universe to get caught up in the next few days!! Thanks for all the emails and continued support!! I can't wait to see what shenanigans y'all have got going!! :O)

Toodles darlins!!
Stacey

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Keep Praying!!!

Brady just called from Dallas......and has made the first break.....he's in the top 60 and still competing yet tonight!!! Wooooooo Hoooooo!! We are sooooo proud!!

Check it out.......HERE

......and now.....I'm back to my room to keep creating for this weekend.....stop by for a wonderful show



the Freedom Settlement Faire
15518 Salem-Alliance Rd
Rt. 62
Salem, OH 44460

Saturday June 18
10a - 5p


....we'll be in great company.....and we've got some pretty cool stuff to offer!! C-ya there!!


Stacey

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sooooooo.......

....here I sit with 15 minutes of down time between taking Brady to practice for his upcoming Nationals Speech trip to Dallas and going to sit in on the session and lunch......That's it.....15 minutes......we've broke ground on our shop.....we've got a show next weekend.....and my kid is going to be in another state a REAL FAR AWAY for a week and me......


.....I may perhaps be feeling a teeeeeeny tiny bit stressed!! I'm sure no one notices....you know other than the fact that I am purple in color cause my blood pressure is probably 400 over 350..... my eyes are bulging outta my head...and my oh so clever comments on everything and everyone around are just simply as sweet and wonderful as ever...sooooooo.....yea!! I'm pretty sure not one person has noticed!! Although.....there have been a lot of wide eyed glances and hushed whispers around me lately......:O)

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.....and now.....I must go stalk my child......I mean kiss him and cry over not seeing him for a week.....I mean grab him and not let go.....I mean stand in the corner quietly and watch as my little man grows into a full grown one right before my eyes!! :O)

Have a great week loves!!
Stacey

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Thanks Rob!!!


....our dream is another step closer!!

I am grateful for family......with toys......
Thanks Rob!! (this is Rick's brother......and my hero!!)


Stayed tuned for more updates!! :O)
Stacey

Friday, June 3, 2011

Oh Noooooooo!!!

School's out!!


Enjoy your kid......you know.....for the first day or two before you can't stand 'em!! tee hee hee!!

Toodles.....and Happy Summer kids!!
Stacey