Wednesday, October 31, 2012

MAKE DO PT6: THOUGHTS,TIPS & A FEATURE!

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012






As I said last week,
The MAKE-DO CHALLENGE was officially over




I chose to continue it for a few reasons:
-Share my thoughts on MAKING-DO
-What its done for us
-Our tips for MAKING-DO
and
-Last, but not least, this...........


THE SISTERS FOUR
featured me on their Making Do challenge!

They gave it a fancy name...
MAKING DO WITH AMANDA

ok jk, not fancy but fun!

whad'ya say?!

I know can you believe it?!

((((heart pounding))))
<<annoying squeals!>>

What a cool honor :)

I didn't want to mention it prematurely,
after all...
they could have figured out what kind of nut I really am,
(M.S. & hubby know it all too well)
report me as spam, 
and, well you know, reject my awesomeness wisdom,
;)
 so I've kept mum for what seems like an eternity,
OK weeks lol

They let me loose,
I talked
and now I share with you :)
THANKS SISTERS!!!!


Head over, they are a fun bunch! 
And if you feel so inclined, 
Check out my Make-Do rantings


About these lovely girls






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

MAKE-DO PT.5 & RED RIBBON WEEK

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 ,2012


 TECHNICALLY the Make-Do challenge is over


check it out

pt.1  pt.2  pt.3  pt.4    pt.6
but over here in my neck of the woods,
 we got 1 more week to go.
YOU HEAR ME?!
 You all gotta hold on 1 more week hahaha

 I will say though,
I didn't shop for anything,
 except food.

Not shopping wasn't hard,
it was knowing I couldn't in theory,
that made me want to lol.

Does that make sense?


here

Its like the child who is oblivious to their surroundings.
A parent/adult usually points it out,
advises them NOT to wander off
 & subsequently causes the child to be curious about it.
That was me.
But I didn't "wander off", I promise!

 I got to flex my Make-Do "muscle"
and prove that I still got it.

here
 GRANNY YOU still got it!!!!
lol
Check out THE SISTERS FOUR to learn about their experience
with the Make-Do Challenge.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

QUEEN-LIKE TUNES & MAKE-DO PT.4

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012


STORY TIME............

BEFORE
as in once upon a time,
in my hey day,
when I wasn't following fully after God,
I loved Queen, ABBA and a bunch more.
I was into rock, rap, dance, oldies, Spanish, M.J., 70's, 80's, 90's, mime...
j/k haha, I crack myself up
(it stopped there as in the late 90's I rededicated my life to the Lord
 and CHOSE only to listen to encouraging stuff)

I still love those styles with the exception of rap....I'm cool with some of it.
The difference now is that its all Christian and it is AMAZING!
You can find almost any genre in Christian music.
CHECK out my encouragement page


SO when I heard this band a few years ago
I
WAS

IN
LOVE

Sounds like QUEEN but is Christian?! Sign me up!

It didn't help that lead singer Marc Martel LOOKED like Freddy Mercury
AND sounded like him here in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY.

Downhere
You know how it is,
you love a song/CD,
 (MY LAST AMEN sold me)
buy it,
play it till everyone around you is bored to death,
you still love it,
then you don't. lol

THAT was this CD.
I played it so much, I got sick of it.

Anyway, I popped it in after a LONG rest,
and love it again, its like new!

I've rediscovered
my
 QUEEN-like tunes

And guess what?
Marc auditioned for the QUEEN EXTRAVAGANZA,
a travelling tribute show to QUEEN
WON & was a guest on ELLEN!


Ahh, that was a GREAT story Amanda,
I know, right?
TY
YW
:)

Now  to the "nitty gritty" as Nacho Libre so eloquently put it.
I look up to that man, I tell you, so well spoken.
hahahaha

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

PUMPKIN PATCH

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2012
This weekend we went on our annual Pumpkin Patch trip.
Its the time to pick the BEST pumpkin,
enjoy the festivities
AND
eat mounds of cream cheese frosting from delicious cinnnamon rolls,
 and we DID :)

hubby, ML, Mom- aka Grama



his neck "skin" reminds me of ground beef
on his head, old ground beef lol



My baby girl, she was 3'+ last year

My big boy, he was almost 4' last year.

"mining" for marbles!



Train ride



Corn maze



Rotten corn?
I had to look it up
GROSS!





Home sweet Home


They're displayed proudly,
being that they're God's creation and all
and
the kiddos feel pretty proud of their pickin's.
Now we wait patiently
 till our harvest carnival
  when
  we can eat candy non stop :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

MAKE-DO PT 3: SHIRT FIX & OUTFIT REMIX

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
These last few days have ACTUALLY felt like Fall!
The air has been cooler and the evenings pretty brisk :)
I'm still wearing my sandals
but I've busted out my suede boots a few times and worn with pleasure!


I also finished ANOTHER MAN'S WAR by Sam Childers,
it was amazing!
The most reading I've done outside of my Bible in a LONG time.


I cried, laughed, was encouraged by the miracles
and exposed to Sudan and Uganda's devestation.
I shared with whoever happen to be around me,
whether they wanted to listen or not lol
most importantly, solidified my desire to help out the children in some way.

 pt.1  pt.2     pt.4  pt.5  pt.6

This week's MAKE-DO looked like this

FIXING GIRLS' STAINED SHIRT
BEFORE:
My daughter N.B.'s stained white T
 :(

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

MAKE-DO PT. 2 & THE MACHINE GUN PREACHER!!


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2012
I can't believe it's a new month,
 FALL
and the start of real beauty in my opinion.
It is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!

Unfortunately, California DOES NOT look like this yet :(
found online

By the way, has anyone watched this yet?
I want to see it.

found online
Ok so this week I did some sewing.
I stood up to my lagging energy and complete exhaustion,
  (I've had unavoidable LATE nights for weeks and weeks)
 and said
'NO, YOU'RE NOT GETTING THE BEST OF ME....'
Not really, I told myself earlier bedtimes were a MUST.
It didn't work,
I'm still tired but now with a "new" item :)
 I worked on a skirt I thrifted over a month ago,
so technically didn't do any shopping and still qualifies me for:

pt.1    pt.3  pt.4  pt.5  pt.6