Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Facebook Business Follow-Up

I had a few people contact me and question on the Facebook Business post from yesterday.

First you need to create a Business Page for your cards so you can get your business out there. Mine is Miss Molly Creations - check it out!

Then check out my wall - there are pages like;
The Craft Show
Exciting Freebies
Find them - Like Them - You will get your  name out there!
As businesses grow you join their auctions when they post notices!
I have met a couple really sweet gals who I have bartered with and made friends with.
It is great fun!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Facebook Business

So I have talked about this new group of mommies I have found on Facebook.
They are all trying to market their items to the masses!
We share each other's businesses and get each other fans - and business!

I have found that auctions also get us some fans and some extra money!
People hold auctions once they reach so many fans - and want people to participate in their auctions! You priovide pictures of items, starting bids, bid increments, and shipping.
Once the auction is done you contact the winner and there you have it!

People get introduced to your business and your items!
Nothing like making a little extra cash here and there!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Homemade Guacamole

One of my most favorite things is guacamole!
I love to eat it plain!

Here is my amazing recipe from The Gooseberry Patch Appetizer Recipes Mini Cookbook

3 Avocados (peeled, pitted, and mashed)
1/2 cup tomatoes, chopped (I do not suggest canned, diced ones)
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. chili powder ( I don't use this every time)
1/2 tsp hot pepper salt

Combine all ingredients in order listed.
Serve with tortilla chips

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Simplicity Saturday

I have been learning to simplify my life to help combat my anxiety.
There has been lots of research on minimalists and such to do this. My life is busy and it isn't going to slow down or change anytime soon.  I am okay with busy, as long as I can cope normally (definition of normal changes EVERY DAY).

I have found that breaking things up works best for me. Maybe I have ADD and I just have an issue with sitting through an entire project from start to end. I have to start and stop and then pick it back up again. I know this annoys my husband, but I have just found ways to do it without him really noticing.

Get up - Make Bed
Make coffee and breakfast for Nick while he showers
Fluff laundry and start a new load of wash
Un-Load and load the dishwasher
Change into running gear

Run with Petra
Drink one big glass of water and turn on Dr. Drew on HLN
Fold laundry that was fluffed
Pour a cup of coffee to enjoy
Computer if time permits (not always)

Wake up Ryley
Take shower and get Abby showered
Get the team dressed and get out the door by 6:40


Start Dinner
Pick up the morning's mess
Talk with kids and relax while dinner cooks

Dinner on the table - TV OFF!
Abby clears table
Ryley cleans toys out of living room
Bath time for Ryley - Abby's time with Daddy
I put away clothes that were folded and left on the bed this morning

Nick plays with kids while I read

Ryley bed time
I sit with Abby
Nick gets ready for work

I craft now or after Nick goes to bed - just depends
Abby gets TV - we set sleep timer for an hour
(She comes in and gives us kisses at 9 and puts herself to bed. She no longer fights us at night because she feels like a big girl)

*If I don't craft Nick and I talk and watch TV together - sleep by 9
*If I do craft I talk to Nick for a bit, give him kisses and go to my craft cave - sleep by 9:30 ish

Saturday and Sunday
Crafting when I get up before the kids and before my runs
We don't run till 6 or 7 on weekends
Clean Floors
Random things that didn't get done during the week

It works for me
I piece myself through the day

What do you do to get your things done???

Wait until you hear about my eBay events that have helped me to start clearing the last of the debts!!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fitness Friday

It is crazy to think I couldn't run but one eigth of a mile a little over a month ago.  I was dying from that.  It all started when I decided I think I am going to do a 5K this weekend.
Read all about it HERE - you will laugh.
Jogged/Walked a 5K in just over 44 minuts.  Nick jogged it in lik 21 minutes - that is a 7 minute mile people - he did the Army 10 miler with 7 minute miles. He is awesome. I, ont he other hand, am not.

I have been steadily walking and increasing my jogging every morning on my 5:00 am routing with my friend Petra.  Yesterday we jogged a full mile. A FULL MILE! I was so proud - only took us a month, but I was sooo happy!
After July 4th we are going to add another mile to our two mile routine.  We roughly have 30 minutes give or take to do this so it is a fun challenge as well.

Here are a few places I go to learn about the food side of keeping me going through my fitness fun - and it is getting kind of fun despite what I originally thought!

My girlfriend Jessye Grebe is starting up her blog - not much there yet, but she is such an encouragement I am sure her blog will blossom right along!

My girlfriend Donna Adams from THE Ohio State University is into this Tri-Athlete thing. I thought I was crazy!  She is normal and real and her blog is very real. Okay hers isn't about food, but her fitness lifestyle is fun to follow!

She is fun and silly but had really great health food content in the midst of her "make you smile" blog posts.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am so very thankful.

I have been networking with some great mommies who have a passion to find their niche in this start your own source of income world.
I have been encouraged and empowered to find my niche.
My friend Jessye became certified to teach group fitness and now has her very own boot camp.
I have plenty of mom friends who are crafty and selling their kids clothes, bows, decorations, and everything (and I love their stores!)

I am so thankful I have now found the energy to keep up and actually running my first full mile this morning with my friend Petra. Walking 3 miles in the afternoon with my friend Jen and using my very own (garage sale purchased) double jogging stroller for the kids.

I can't wait to keep things rolling and new things starting!

Crafts are on the plate for this weekend as I have some swaps to get out the door - stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Talkative Tuesday

I am back!
We have had a busy week or so and I will fill you in here!

T-Ball started - you would never know it from this picture but Abby actually cried the first two innings of the game....go figure.

Check out more photos of Abby and her watergirl sister here:

I have entered a couple auctions on Facebook. I have been doing  packs of cards and notebooks like the one below.  I love notebooks as I am an avid list maker and I write all things down.

Nick and I went on an Army Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat at Myrtle Beach with the kids. It was great - or at least I thought! My language is Words of Affirmation.  Nick's is a tie between Quality Time and Acts of Service. I have been doing my homework and am working on "speaking" his language - lets see how he does too.... :)  I highly recommend this to newly weds - I think it would be a great tool to have from the beginning.

I also had my first visit with a doctor about my anxiety issues that have come about in the last 6 months or so.  She gave me some homework and tasks to complete (or not in some cases) and I am excited to work on this and get it fixed!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Fireproof & The Love Dare

When I was pregnant with Ryley and Nick was away at EFMB the first time I went to the movies with some friends from church to see the movie Fireproof. Kirk Cameron rocked when I was a kid in Growing Pains so I was a little shocked at how cheesy some of the action was in this movie.  I can say though the meaning of this movie has forever stuck with me. Nick - who is not a fan of religious events (church basically) even like it and has watched it countless times with me.  He even got me the book "The Love Dare" that is the 40 day challenge that goes with the movie. I have gone back to this "dare" a few times in the last couple years to refresh my love and appreciate for my husband and the Lord - which is the ultimate goal of this book/movie.  I encourage you try the dare and watch the movie!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Swap Cards

You know I am loving the simple style of cards these days.
I joined a CAS (Clean and Simple) swap for cards on Splitcoaststampers to get some new ideas as well!
Here is what I came up with for the Birthday and Thank You Category:

Again with the ugly way my pink looks no matter where I take a picture in my house!
Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisey Set

Lawn Fawn stamp that comes with every order!!!

Can't wait to see what I get in return!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

BRAK Cards for June!

I actually got a quick couple minutes to create so since I am trying to use my time wisely the simple side of me came out again! Still using stuff I already had (I love it!) I made a few cards - a couple in each style. Hope they like them!!

Whenever Pink is involved the light in my pictures comes out horrible no matter where I take them - suggestions??

I love the sentiments in the Upsy Daisey set by Stampin' Up!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I am enjoying the spirit of giving and I have always loved to make cards - so why not combine?
For my Abby's 4th Birthday this past weekend we collected items for the Ronald McDonald House in Chapel Hill, NC instead of receiving gifts. I also collected cards to donate for the families so they can stay where they are needed and not have to worry about sending cards.
We collected 2 huge plastic tubs of stuff for the house, and over 500 greeting cards!  I have decided to adopt this house and continue to take them cards about once a month or so.  How can you not love to help out when it involves something you love already??

Another thing I do with my cards is donate them to fundraisers or auctions! I have a high school friend in Ohio who is helping to raise money for the Red Cross to help out in many different ways.  I made her a few simple card packs that were simple and very versatile so anyone could use them!

Using a Lawn Fawn Stamp

Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisey Set

Creative Vision Thank You Set

They are all packs of 6 and can be used by anyone I would think.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Winner Winner - Chicken Dinner!

Okay - so the winner of the awesome bows at Emma's Boutique is:


Send me your address lady - coming your way!!!
(I know I have it somewhere but just email me!)

Cards tomorrow ladies!