Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Garage Sales...Yard Sales....etc.

Garage Sales......Yard Sales.....Community Sale......Purge Sale....
Barn Sale....Junk Sale......Moving Sale.

There are many names for a sale where one gets rid of the stuff they no longer want.   There have been times when I have had my own sale, and I profited very well.  However....there have been times when I wondered why I didn't just take the stuff to goodwill and be done with it.    

I love to go to Antique Sales, or sales where I can find all kinds of Old Junk.   I love old buckets, furniture, kitchen gadgets and just about anything that was made or built before my birth year.  


 I will admit.....shopping for clothes at a Garage Sale is really not my cup of tea!!  On the other hand....my girls (Trista and Shanda) are Garage Sale Queens.   Each year, there are a couple of very nice sales in our area and the girls end up with some great name brand clothing.   Brand new wardrobes!!

Just this past week....I went to a sale with them and I really couldn't believe all the bargains they got.   Each of them purchased several items of clothing that looked brand NEW!!  :)        The biggest bargain of all was the purses they bought.    Like $300.00 purses for just $10.00.   Now this is what I call a GOOD DEAL.




Like I said.....I don't shop clothes at sales.   I'm not what most would consider a "SMALL"  person  (that's right...I could stand to shed a few pounds) but rarely do I ever go to a sale and find clothes in sizes to fit me.     I wonder why this is?   I figure that most people that are bigger than a size 6, 8, 10, or 12........just don't put their stuff out there for fear of others knowing the sizes that they wear!

LOL......I'm laughing at myself for making that statement too!!

Speaking of garage sale items......I'm not trying to be ugly here, but who wants to buy someone's used underwear?  Not me!

I get so tickled when I see a big box of used underwear .....marked 25 cents each.   The key word is USED underwear.

Think I'll stick to my old buckets and kitchen gadgets!

Shug.......


Saturday, March 18, 2017

Well.....St. Patty's Day has come and gone!  I went all day without wearing a single piece of green and not once did I get pinched...  

The weather is suppose to be warming up today.  A few clouds and then some warming temps reaching close to 80.  Sounds like a great day to do some yard work.   

Guess what time of the year it is??  It's Bluebonnet time!!


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Viewing a field of bluebonnets is something that needs to be on everyone's bucket list.   A huge rolling landscape of these gorgeous blue flowers, is not only breathtaking, but the aroma that fills the air is so refreshing.  

A must see!

Shug...

Friday, March 17, 2017

Spring Break

Happy St. Patricks Day sweet friends.....



I'm Feeling extremely Blessed.....  It's the simple blessings in my life that I am so very thankful for (and the big things too)   I woke up this morning and as I lay in bed, soaking up the goodness of having a warm, comfortable place to rest....thoughts came rushing through my mind.   Thoughts of how sweet it is to be free....to have a home that I dearly love....to have a loving family and sweet, precious friends.  

So often, I am guilty of not giving God the Praise that is due HIM.  I take for granted the small things in life.  Can you imagine how many times a day that God protects us from things or situations that we have no clue even exist in our surroundings?  How Blessed we are to have food and the many comforts of life.   Thank you Lord for ALL YOU DO.

I want to keep living life and giving Praise to my Lord.   



This is Spring Break for our teachers and kids at school.    It hasn't been the best weather, but at least it hasn't rained everyday.   Tori has spent the week on the beach with her her friend....

Carson has had baseball practice each day and actually plays a game this afternoon.    Trey has done everything that a guy enjoys doing...like Fishing, riding 4 wheelers, hanging out with friends....etc.

Mylee.....she hasn't missed a beat in her playing.  She's an outdoor kind of girl and loves just being outside doing all kinds of things.

And our 18 year old......it's been golf, girlfriend, hanging with friends, girlfriend and golf.  

Trista and I left last Friday to go visit our Airman.   A 8 hour trip one way.....so, 16 hours total......but I would do it again this weekend if I could.   You wouldn't believe all the things that we crammed into the 3 days that we were there.   Lots of eating!!!  Lots of laughs!!! Lots of games!!  Lots of of hugs.

On Sat morning.....we visited a quaint little area in a small town, where we feasted on a plate of "Beignets."     Oh my.....they were so good!!   We then had dinner at an Oyster House!!!   I ordered Red Fish, topped with a huge portion of crab meat.   YUM!

Our last evening there.....we ate at a place called "Slap yo Mama."



Sure.....they had to act out the "Slap yo mama" name!   Love these two!!  We had to say  "See ya later" right after this last photo.   Gosh, that is never an easy thing to do!!   :(

This next week, I'll be trying to make those Beignets for sure....
They were so tasty!!

Big hugs to all of you...
Shug

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


I love these things......Love me some Peanut Butter Crackers.   I really like them with a COLD coke!   Do you ever get so excited when it comes to snack time?  I do.....Snack time is very important to me.  Just telling it like it is.   






About a month ago, I bought a box of these Peanut Butter crackers. After opening a few packages.....I quickly discovered that most of the crackers had NO PEANUT BUTTER on them .    This is horrible disappointment for someone who is looking forward to their snack. 


No Kidding.....

Evidently, the peanut butter machine wasn't working when these little fellas passed down the line.  

The next week....I buy another box and low and behold....the very same thing.   NO PEANUT BUTTER!!

I took them back to the store and it seems, I wasn't the only one that this had happened to.   The store manager made them good....gave me two new packages.    

Guess what?   I opened a new box today that I had just purchased.   No Peanut butter.  LOL

The company is sending me coupons!!  
I want give up....I like them too much.

Shug


Sunday, March 5, 2017

Well....it is cool and rainy outside today.  It's one of those "Stay inside and do nothing" kind of days.  I actually have plenty to do...but I'm just not really in the mood to do any of it. 

This past week was a super busy week for me. What did I do?  All kinds of Art work.  Tori is trying out for our school mascot this next week, so I was busy making all kinds of props for her.  The props are all so cute....and now it's completely up to her to show school spirit and lots of enthusiasm.   

Meanwhile.....Tucker had me working on another project.   Now get this...when I was in school (way back when)...if you had a boyfriend, it was just a given that the two of you would be attending the Prom together. Seems that things have changed big time since way back when.   

Now days, the guy has to some up with some unique way of asking his ALREADY girlfriend to go to Prom with him!!!!!  I remember working on a few projects for Tyler during his Prom day years.   

For Tucker's sweet girlfriend.....I made a "Prom Journal"






This is just a few pages out of the journal. He also gave her a big set of the gel markers so that she could use them as she journaled about the Prom!

AND....She did say YES to being his Prom Date!

In other news.....Today, March 5th is our Airman's 21st Birthday!!   Happy Birthday Tyler.


I am so very thankful for the sweet family who delivered the cookie cake to him, along with the balloons.  They also made him a big Happy Birthday sign.  It is very nice knowing that there are families out there that are willing to go out of their way to make an Airman's special day....feel special.  


Tori's tryouts are this week, so I'm really keeping my fingers crossed that she will make the BEAR!! 

Blessings to all on this Sunday...
Shug

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