Thursday, August 23, 2012



It’s almost Friday! That means two things this time of year.

Estate Sales and Football Games! Both, get my blood to

pumping! I just love finding old treasures! What is it

about ‘old stuff’? If not for myself, then for others. Family and

friends get first pick but if we can’t use, it’s easy to find good


So here are my favorite recent, Friday Finds.



Heavy green French glassware ….vintage blue ball fringe……….dinner plate sized sunflower head


Vintage Barkcloth Bedspread……Small felt topped card table…..Large 40’s Atlas full of maps!


Old metal watercolor box.

I wonder what I find today?

Monday, August 20, 2012

Fun way to support your favorite team!

Lexi Bloesch, came over today and made a cutest burlap football! The was the third time, since Saturday night, to make these and today's was by far best. Here are the directions.

What you will need to make one brown football:

1/2 yard of dark brown burlap (Hobby Lobby)

1/2 c. of Matt Modge Podge

1/2 c. water

13 x 9 pan


Tube of white acrylic

Tube(s) of acrylic paint (your school)

Small still bristle paint brush

Hot glue gun and glue sticks or stapler

10 - 15 plastic grocery shopping bags

Wire to hang

Ribbon to decorate


On a large sheet of paper cut out a football shape approx. 12 x 19. Cut out with scissors, to make a pattern. Lay pattern onto folded burlap and cut out 2 footballs.

In a jar with lid mix and shake 1/2 c. of Modge Podge and 1/2 c. water. Pour into 13 x 9 pan or dish.

Lay burlap footballs into 13 x 9 and saturate with Modge Podge/Water mixture. Roll up burlap like a burrito and press, squeeze, turn until evenly wet. Remove from the pan. Unroll and smooth out, onto protected/drop clothed table top. Air dry or speed up the process with a blow dryer. Fabric will be stiff.

With a paint brush and white acrylic paint, draw in the laces and white bands on the ends of ball on one side of burlap.

With school colors paint logo, mascot or design. Dry and re coat if needed. When dry, put football cutouts together, one on top of the other and hot glue or staple all the way around the edges, leaving the last 6" open. Crumple and stuff, one plastic shopping bag at a time into the 6" opening. Hot glue the opening closed.

Cut wire and push through two places on top of the football. Bending wire edge to secure.

Tie decorative ribbon on wire to complete the project.

Enjoy making this fun project and countless others, using different patterns for other sports, gifts, seasonal decorations or celebrations. Don't be afraid to try this. It's fun and.... forgiving which I hope you will be if these directions aren't very clear. :) The main thing is have fun. After you get the hang of it, let the kids try it!

Note: On Thursday, August 3o th at 4:00 on KWTX, the CBS station in Waco, I'll demonstrate this DIY project on a local segment called, MomsEveryday. I can't promise it will be pretty but I'm pretty sure my family will find it very amusing. Thank you, Emily Lazzetti (the beautiful anchor of the News at Noon, and also the anchor and producer of MomsEverday) for rocking this ordinary, everyday mom's quiet little world. Now excuse me while I figure out how to do all of this in 2, 4-minute segments.

If you have suggestions, I'm all ears.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

WIN THE DAY! Wildcat Wives Party…




Come on in.


Look around…


The ‘Win The Day’ philosophy works for wives too!


Let’s eat!




Alisa Masters and Lexi Bloesch. Cassidy Meyer and Vanessa Berna.


Vanessa Berna, Leslee McGehee and Katie Galusha. Melanie Johnson and Julie Haag. Lamar and Rose Collins popped in for a few minutes but were on the run with the opening of their new teen club, The Spot!


‘After-after’ Craft! With the flatware soaking and the dishes stacked, we put our heads together and figured out how to make these cute football door hangers.


It was pretty simple after we got the hang of it. Cut your shape out of 2 layers of brown burlap (Hobby Lobby) paint on the design, dry and brush on Matt Modge Podge (I added a little water) and let it dry until stiff. Hot glue the raw edges together leaving a raveled edge and 6 inch opening. Stuff with 10 to 20 grocery shopping bags to and dimension then hot glue the opening closed. Add a wire, a few ribbons and you done!


What a gift these ladies are! We are a sisterhood. Almost like family! We are living a lifestyle that requires much of our families. Husbands, wives and children. It isn’t for everyone but if your ‘cup of tea’ nothing else will do!

We are grateful to be the wives of these amazing men. Disciplined and driven, they could excel in many careers but they choose to rise early and sprint through a demanding day of teaching, leading, encouraging, advising, mentoring, inspiring and instilling life lessons into young lives. It’s non-stop and relentless. It’s often frustrating, thankless and exhausting but more times than not it is rewarding. Like all jobs of service, from mothers to military, it requires a degree of sacrifice and unselfishness. Something I’m still learning but have a keen eye of for.

So for all of you who serve others without reward or recognition, I applaud you. I and countless others who watch in quiet admiration learning how to be more like you.