Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Real quick...

This month I'm not sure how many more blog posts you'll see due to our move.  However, check back during the month of June for a giveaway and more updates!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Project Gillen update: New direction

Taking a break from packing, which is never-ending right now.  I have quite the organized mess!!

For those of you who have been involved or interested in Project Gillen please head on over  HERE to read Leah's exciting news!

Leah has been blessed (and so have I), by everyone who has reached out during this difficult time. Her story has captured many of our hearts!

So, that leaves the question:  What is going to happen with Project Gillen?  

Leah has requested to continue with the theme of paying it forward.  She knows many widows who could use the same encouragement that many of you passed on to her and Anna. Both of us are hoping you will join in to bless those widows!

Starting in June, Project Gillen will focus on sending encouragement to other widows. I will be getting information from Leah during this time to pass on to you if you are interested in sending some form of encouragement.

Please email me at: to sign up for a specific month.  I have spots open from June through December.  And, I want to thank everyone who has participated in the project so far, thanks to you it has been a success!

Leah and Joel! An exciting time for both of them.  If you have a chance head on over to to get the full story if you haven't already.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

DIY Pinata

2 lanterns from the dollar store are now a pinata.
My little monkey is turning 4 on Monday.  She was recently at a birthday party where there was a pinata, and since we are moving I'm throwing a birthday party at our house with some of her friends.  I decided I wanted to make her a pinata, because the ones at the store were out of my budget. Thanks to pinterest I had a couple ideas.  The above picture is what I came up with.  Didn't want to put a lot of time into it because it's all about the candy anyway, right?!! 

What took the most time was attaching the two lanterns together.  I used masking tape. Then, I inserted a coffee filter to cover the bottom of the pinata and filled with candy.  The last step was tying the ribbon around the middle to cover up the masking tape. So easy!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Just wanted to give a shout out to Cheri at: I am momma hear me roar 
She is sharing  Project Gillen on her charity page.
Thanks Cheri!