Wednesday, January 04, 2012

So much to be thankful for!

I wrote this at thanksgiving time and for some reason I never published it so here it is kinda like cleaning out another closet so I can move forward.
Thinking alot about my dad the past few days and missing him so. My heart gets heavy knowing I'll never feel his arms around me to give me a hug. But my life soars when I'm sitting thinking of him and a butterfly flies by today hello. The first month or so I saw a butterfly everyday since my dad passed away. Now I pretty much see a butterfly when I feel the loss of my dad the most. A little something to show me he's still with me where ever I go.
This has been a tough year on me, but yet I smile, I have a great life just on a rocky road!
My sister has been missing! I've struggled with how lonely my life has been without her in it over the last few years. But with her missing and us not knowing had me in a tail spin I try to live my life without regret, I do try to be in her life, it's her life that puts a road block up and prevents our lives from joining. The thought of never seeing her again wow I can't even explain that to put it in words. My thoughts always went to her children what could I do to help them get through what we were all thinking might be the final outcome. My heart was breaking in pieces. Then the phone rings!!! Crystle it's me I'm ok please tell mom I'm ok. OMG I just saw my self on tv tell mom I'm ok! I'm in a rehab! I sat silently listening to her on the phone. My husband almost grabbed the phone from me because I couldn't talk. I kept thinking I must be dreaming.
Much to be thankful for but still kinda sad!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A krazy little thing called..........COUPONS

Focusing on paying off our debt makes money tight. I had created a stock pile using coupons about 5 plus years ago and that stock pile held us for a long time, mind you not the full five years just a long time. Some how I had forgotten about doing it and spent a long time paying full price. I returned home from my dads funeral, down, beat, hurt physically and mentally.

My friend in her excitement of her recent discovery of coupons shares with me what she has found. I jump right in I know exactly what she's talking about and she looks at me with that look and yes now we are both krazy over our coupon savings. I've been kinda worried about myself, I want to create, I want to garden, I want to dress cute, I want myself back I'm missing that person. But just today I realized I'm worrying about nothing I just found something new to fill my time with. COUPONS!!!!! I get to shop and save money all while staying on track and getting out of debt. It's fun it's addicting and right now I'm a krazy coupon lady!!

This is my krazy coupon facts for august!

So if your interested in keeping some of your hard earned cash for yourself then grab yourself a few Sunday papers, check out
The krazy coupon lady!!!

Here's a few thing I bought in August!

Go get yourself some retail therapy and save some cash too!


~Have a fantastic day!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A butterfly watches over me:

I have no words, except I'm thankful!


Monday, September 12, 2011

A changed life and the struggle for normalcy

Words can never explain the loss I have experienced and how it's changed my normal every day life upside down. My dads been ill for a long time and we were blessed with a whole year to love him a little longer. We came to his bedside to say goodbye and when we stood around him he fought for his life. I feel so lucky to have shared our extra time, visiting, hugging, joking talking on the phone and even messing around on facebook. Unfortunately just four days before I was to go spend three weeks with my dad he became very ill and passed away before I was able to see him, feel him, kiss him or hold him, my heart is broken in two. My life turned upside down spinning in all different directions, I feel like a moth flying at a light bulb. I'm having a hard journey, all the little things I love to do just don't come to me, the focus and dedication to me and my health gone and without the devotion the pounds come back on. I'm taking baby steps and slowly getting there. I'm looking for peace yet I still seem to find sadness, a heavy ache for a life cut short. I fear my own mortality 64s just too young you have so much more to experience in life. If you see me you just might not know how much pain I'm in because I do love life and most importantly the life I'm living. But this gaping hole in my heart will take a lot to fill. I find myself saying a lot of the time my dad would have loved this or I wish my dad got to experience this. I'm trying to get me back after all of this, the organized me the creative me, the healthy me. They say things get easier with time I think that's partly true I do move forward but one second of realization that's he's really gone brings me dropped right back to square one. Sadness takes over and my heart breaks again, I'm longing for the day when my thoughts of him are happy memories and not just of my loss. This blog post is one of my many steps forward, one of the things I've lost along the way and tonight I share with you all my pain but most importantly one of my many steps forward to healing me and sharing my memories without tears without the pain of loss and just the sweet memories of his precious life.

Dad I will love you forever. I know your always close I've seen a butterfly each day since you've passed and it reminds me of how beautiful life can be.


~Hold your loved ones close and share with them how you feel!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Thrifting and friends = great times!!

OMG I had the best time thrifting with the was awesome spending the day with them.

We hit 3 huge thrift stores, HUGE......and I mean huge. Oh did I tell you they were huge.... Yes huge!!!!

If your ever in Oxnard, CA you have to hit these up, have plenty of time as you'll be here for a while.

It was a blast checking out everyone's thrifted finds.

Today I found, red cowboy boots, a cute shower curtain that will be upcycled to go on my bed. Three frames a lamp and tea server. I'll be altering each and making them my own soon, so check back often to see what I'm up to!

The post before this one has one frame that I found and couldn't wait to alter, it was altered with-in hours of being purchased.

My altered frame!

The girls and I are planning a day trip soon, a whole day of thrifting with good friends, oh I am so looking forward to it!!

~Have a fantastic day!!!


Friday, May 06, 2011

A thrifted treasure makeover!!!

I found the beautiful frame today and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!!

Look at the detail!!!

Here's the full version....... Only $4.99 great thrifted day, I'll show you all the rest of my goodies soon!

I had this cute lil birds nest and burlap the perfect items to give this a make over. I left the frame painted the way it was because I loved it just the way it was.

I added a piece of card stock over the floral area on the center and then added the burlap and the birds nest and stamped the words on using StazOn jet black ink.

Here's the finished frame for my living room.

I love it!!!!

What are you creating?


~Have a fantastic day!!!