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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Reading books is Grrreat!!!

We have join in with a website called We Give Books. You read books to your kids online and for every book you read online they donate a book to a charity.

So I am going to ask each and everyone of you to join our We Give Books group and help us spread the joys of reading, one book at a time.

Sign up for our group here - Let's Read!

The kids think it's great to read books on the computer and you help out other kids at the same time, it's a win win!!!

What's the daily for today?

Did you check out the featured blog from yesterday? Joys of Home...

Another day another feature!

Today's feature, is a blog I read daily, and yes I mean daily! Her story is one that should be heard world wide! There is no feature craft or how to make your home cuter through mod podge.

You will read about love, inspiration, family, faith, and healing! You will hear a story that will make you cry, of a women and a family that through one of life's worst tragedy's imaginable, survived and are living life to the fullest everyday!

Maybe you've heard of this blog or even her, Stephanie Neilson, a plane crash survivor, tells about her life since her crash. I find strength through her words, I find myself loving life just a little bit more, knowing that I can still do the daily things that she once did with such ease.

I hold onto my family a little tighter every night since reading her blog. I don't complain about having to get up at 6am because it's a tad bit early, at least I can!

I could go on and on all day about the great joys of reading this blog, but I will let you find out on your own, so hop on over to nienie's and read about her story!

And as always let her know you came from me!

*If you would like for your blog to be featured on, What's the daily for today? please email at tlcox4@gmail.com, I would love to feature you!*

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What's the daily for today?

Hope you got a chance to check out the daily from yesterday! BrassyApple!

Today's daily is a fun one! This blog offers lots of inspiration for your home decor!!!

As it should with the title of her blog, Joys of Home!

She gives you ideas and DIY steps for everything from inside your home, outside you home, and everything in between! You can see and feel her passion for her ideas! Her joy for her own home, gleems out from her blog!

So go check her out, and as always let her know you came from me!

*If you would like for your blog to be featured on, What's the daily for today? please email at tlcox4@gmail.com, I would love to feature you!"

Monday, August 23, 2010

What's the daily for today?

Did everyone get a chance to check out the featured blog from Sat? PPP's blog is a must see, so make sure you head over to her blog and check out all her cute ideas!

Now if you've been following What's the daily for today, then you will realize that there wasn't a post yesterday for it. Sunday's will be my off day, you might see some updated family post and etc, but there won't be a daily on Sundays! It's my family day!

But it's Monday and we are back with a fresh new week! The blog that I'm featuring today has been a long time favortie blog of mine!

BrassyApple, is a great blog to go to for ideas, inspirations, how too's, and so much more! Megan has such a crafty and creative mind!

Her blog is so cute and fun, and her ideas are just out of this world amazing! Check out her blog and get some cute ideas and get those creative juices flowing!

As always don't forget to let her know you came from my blog!

*If you would like for your blog to be featured on, What's the daily for today? please email at tlcox4@gmail.com, I would love to feature you!"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Buying new clothes...

Usually you get super excited when you get to go shopping for new clothes and even more excited when you are buying for yourself, right?

I was extra happy to go shopping for jeans this winter, after losing 76lbs I just knew it was going to be SO much easier this year, WRONG!!!!!!!

I sat in the dressing room more upset, frustrated and mad this year than any other year in the past. I cried, I yelled, and I screamed! Clayton and the lady at the store were so nice and helpful! Clayton held me while I cried, he let me scream in his chest, and told me that he still Loved me!

Madison, on the other hand, decided she needed to take pictures of mommy in the dressing room trying pants on! Grandon, oh my oh so sweet Grandon, he just says, mom, they are what they are let's go already!

I guess I'm just going to have to get used to the fact that till I'm done losing weight buying new clothes just won't be as much fun as I keep telling myself it will be!

In the mean time enjoy the wonderful pictures my daughter took, I think she might be a photographer when she grows up, because she ALWAYS wants the camera to take pictures!

Oh, and we did end up buying these jeans!
(What do you think???)

FHE Binder,,,

I got this super cute idea to do a Family Home Evening Binder! My inspiration came from one of my favorite Etsy shops, JustBeccuz.

She has FHE lessons for a whole year that you can purchase from her! I LOVED her idea so much that I created one for our family!

Check out her idea at her Etsy shop!

Sorry for the poor quality in my pictures, I couldn't get my lighting right and it was dark outside!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What's the daily for today?

I hoped everyone had a chance to check out the daily featured blog from yesterday, Delightful Dimples!

Today is a new day and that means a new daily! The blog that I'm featuring today is one that I just happened to stumble upon at 11 pm last night! I got so excited over this blog that I just knew I had to make it the featured blog for today!

I LOVE fashion, and I LOVE different not main stream fashion, add some recycled fashion and you've got my attention! Well that's what the owner of Poor Pitiful Pearl (PPP) has done!

She has turned clothes into art that you can wear! She offers unique and handmade clothing items! If you haven't heard of her, she is a MUST to check out, she has an Etsy shop that you can buy her clothing line from.

On her blog she does an interesting person of the week, where she interviews other shop owners and sometimes there are some giveaways! I blogged about one that she is hosting for Pretty In Pink Vintage, make sure to check out my post on that!

So go check out PPP's blog and let her know I sent you on over!

Friday, August 20, 2010

A quick blup...

Yes it's almost midnight, and what am I up doing? Cruising Etsy and blogs! I came across some of the cutest shops and blogs, one that I had to take the time to mention, you must go read this blog, it's an interview of this awesome etsy shop owner!

So check her out at the blog: PPP

Piano Lessons

Grandon and Madison have both started piano lessons, with their Oma Schlueter! She is a WONDERFUL teacher, and the kids seem to really love playing! I love watching them and listening to them play.

They get a quarter and a cookie after each lesson, and then we get to sit down and have a yummy lunch with Oma and Papa Schlueter!

Not to mention they just LOVE going and getting to see Oma and Papa!

I'm so glad that we get this opportunity to learn to play the piano, I've even learned a few things myself!

*Make sure to check out the What's the daily for today, section of the my blog, and if you'd like for your blog to be featured, please contact me @ tlcox4@gmail.com*

What's the daily for today?

Yesterday's featured blog was JustBeccuz, don't forget to go and check her out, she has some super cute things!

What's the daily for today?

Well my featured blog for today is Delightful Dimples, The owner of this super cute blog, has such amazing talent with her camera! She truly captures the heart of her subjects!

Weather you want family pictures, newborn shots, wedding, or just because pictures, she is your go to girl!

Britni, is super sweet and a true artist! She is based out of New Braunfels, Tx and is from Gilmer, TX. So if you live in those areas you should look her up, because you won't find anyone better than her!

Delightful Dimples, is also on facebook, you can check her out there, and be sure to let her know you came from me!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A new edition to my blogging....

I LOVE blogging, and have really made it a high priority to update my blog and be a better blogger. My problem is one blog leads to another, which leads to another, and next thing I know I've spent HOURS looking at tons of blogs, following them, and then getting lost in them!

I retain so much from them, that I start to forget what idea came from which blog! I've come to realize that if that's the biggest problem of my day, then I think I'm doing alright, good thing for a history list that I can go digging through!

So since I LOVE all the new blogs I come upon, I've decided to share a new blog that I discover with y'all, I'm hoping to share a new one daily! I'm sure the list won't ever end!

So today my blog of the day is JustBeccuz, she does everything from cards to banners to V.T. Kits (my LDS readers will understand that)! Her blog is full of great ideas, you could get some great inspiration to make new things or if you don't have that much time to get crafty, you can go to her etsy store and buy her craftiness, go visit her Etsy store!

*Let her know you came from my blog*

Park Day!

I guess one of the best things about living in a sunny state is you get to be outside a lot! Even if it's over a 100 degrees outside (which it can STOP being a 100 and over, FALL you may come now).

My mom, bro, and all 7 grandkids went to Landa Park (one of my favorites) to take a picture of all the grandkids together for my mom. We did a picnic lunch, a lot of playing on the playgrounds, tree climbing, and swing jumping! I LOVE hanging out with my bro (Daniel) we have so much fun together!

After playing around like a bunch of monkeys, we were off to feed the ducks old bread, it's their favorite! We happen to meet a beaver? No, River Rat?, No, Nutrient? While honestly we aren't sure, I don't think it was a beaver, because it didn't have the paddle tail. Whatever it was, it was very friendly, I tried my best to talk Daniel into picking it up, but he chickened out when it came up to him!

After exploring, whatever creature it was and feeding the ducks, we went and did my kids and I favorite part of the park, the TRAIN!!!!

By time we were done with the train we were beyond hot, so we went and cooled down with sundaes at McDonald's. Then back to my mom's house for a dip in the pool. I'm pretty sure my kids over did it, Madison wasn't 100% back to being better, and by the end of the day she was starting to feel yucky again, and now Grandon has got "whatever it is."

Anyways, enough rambling, all in all we had a great day and it was tons of fun! Tomorrow is Friday, which is piano lessons day,the kids are really liking piano lessons! After lessons it's our chili day at home!


All the kiddos

Dan and I

Daniel just jumped off the swing

A really good picture of Daniel and I

Monday, August 16, 2010

Remodel Project

I'm refinishing my great great grandmother's desk. I want to do a shabby chic with it, should I paint is white and then rough it up with sand paper or should I give it a natural oak stain finish?

Should my accent colors be bright orange or a bright red, for my pops of color? Should I do pops of red and orange fabrics for the front of the drawers (look at picture number 3 for my thought process on this)?

Tell me your thoughts!


Family is such a great part of our lives, and we've done so many family things this past weekend. It's so nice to have a nice relaxing family weekend. We went to Farmer's Market, HEB, errand running, and movie watching. Sunday was Church, it's so hard to get up and be at church by 9 during summer, but always so worth it in the end!

On a bit of a sad news side, My uncle is in our prayers though, he's in the hospital very sick, so please keep him your prayers.

Speaking of family check out this great giveaway, leave a comment and let her know I sent you there!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Half Tees!!!!

Do you like to wear the layered look? Do you hate the heat from having that extra layer? Or the bunching, and getting in the way?

Well I have a solution for you...HALF TEES!

Amanda Barker, owner and creator of Half Tees, is a genies!
Come and check out this great invention and get a special deal!

Live out of state? Don't feel like going to yet another show? No problem, you can still order, you just go to the website: www.halftees.com enter a promo code, and you can get the trunk show deal!

The basics are 2/$24....normally 2/$26
The long sleeved are 2/$20....normally 2/$24
~The XL white, black, and brown are out of stock right now, sorry :(

Please share this with your friends and family!!!

Tomato Pie

What did you have for dinner tonight?

Random question for a blog huh? Well my husband is in LOVE with tomato pie (thank you Sharon!)
Since we had some AWESOME home-grown tomato's from Elva's garden, it made this pie one of the best one yet!

One of the best things about making this dish is that my kids can help me, and it's so much fun letting them! Tonight only Madison wanted to help:

Madison and Mommy...Such a good little helper

Fresh, homegrown tomato's from Elva's garden (Thanks, Elva!)

The finished product! Yum-O!

Our yummy fresh squash as a side to go with it!

So I know you're reading this post, and are getting very hungry, right? You are asking yourself, how do I make this yummy pie? Well, I'm just going to give you the recipe! ENJOY!

Tomato Pie:

1 package of uncooked pie crust
5-6 Roman tomatoes (they are meater)
1lb bacon
1 small package of green onions (diced) I dice my own
1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1-1 1/2 cups of Mayo

Step One:
Pre-heat oven to 375

Step Two:
Put the pie crust on a pie pan and cook in the oven for 7 minutes, take out and set aside.

Step Three:
Cook bacon in a pan or microwave till crisp. Crumble and set aside.

Step Four:
In a mixing bowl add your mayo, grated Parmesan, and diced up green onions stir intill just mixed, don't
over mix. Set aside.

Step Five:
Slice your tomatoes and put down a layer on your pie crust. Sprinkle a layer of bacon, add another layer
of your mayo mixture, sprinkle another layer of bacon, and repeat till all ingredients are gone.

Bake at
375 for 30 minutes and enjoy!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I LOVE my kids...

We all say that, right? But they have been so good today! Grandon has been sporting this outfit today!

When I asked him to please go get dressed, he informed me that he can't, because he is at a wedding. When I asked him who was getting married he said he was! What else can you do when your kiddos are being this cute, but pull out the recorder and encourage such cute behavior, so enjoy my kids at there wedding:

Scentsy from Tiffany

I'm now a Scentsy consultant! And...I'm loving!!! If you are on facebook make sure to look up "Scentsy from Tiffany" and like my page! Also check out the giveaway that I am doing under the notes section on my facebook page!

I also have an open show going on at www.scentsy.com/tiffanycox and for this month you get 10% off just about everything! So go buy from Tiffany's open show!

Let everyone know and refer them to me, you don't have to live in the same state to host a catalog show or to place an order!

A few things I love...

The Sound of Music is only one of my many favorite movies! I think we all relate "These are a few of my favorite things" song to that movie!

I have a huge love and passion for older and black and white movies! I could watch them all day long! I started this obsession as a little girl going to stay the night at my Oma and Opa's house, and we'd watch those movies!

But that got me thinking this morning, I don't think I've ever shared a few of my favorite things with my blog family! So since I'm in the pondering mood today I thought I would!

  1. It's only right to start the list off with "The Sound of Music"
  2. Audrey Hepburn - I LOVE her movies, and of course, "Breakfast at Tiffany's" is top!
  3. Going out to eat for Breakfast at dinner time!
  4. The hugs, kisses, and I LOVE you mommy, from my kiddos, makes my heart melt every-time!
  5. Snuggles
  6. Love notes left in random places
  7. Fresh Flowers!
  8. DIAMONDS, my husbands curse is he married an Aries!!!
  9. Christmas EVERYTHING!!!
  10. Music
  11. Dancing in the rain
  12. Shopping...for just about anything
  13. Home Decor!
  14. Making different things, and then giving them to loved ones, and watch the surprise in there face when they realized I made it!
  15. My Heavenly Father
  16. A hug with love and meaning just for no reason from my mom
  17. My daddy for wanting to be my daddy, when he didn't have to be
  18. Photography, amazing, talented people, who take amazing talented pictures of my family
  19. The weird loving relationship I have with my brothers, you wouldn't guess we love each other, but we'd die for one another
  20. For all the things my husband has given me so I can have a life of not working!
  22. My Thirty One
Oh, how the list could go on, but these are the ones I felt the need to share! What are is your favorite things list? Link up and share your favorite list!

Monday, August 9, 2010

They're only sweet when there asleep....

Why is it that your kids only know how to be sweet when they're sleeping?

I love my monkey girl to death, but she is going to be the death of me...I SWEAR! She is all over the place, has a hard time being nice to anyone, including me!

She can give you a look that would make your great grandmother cry and all for no reason what so ever!

But....when she is sleeping, she is the sweetest, cutest, and most innocent thing in the whole world! Now how to keep her that way....hmmmm (ponder)

New Haircut...

So after much back and forth on what to do with my hair, I finally made a decision! I really wanted extensions, but have you seen the price of those babies??? I mean really $500, I just couldn't bring myself to spend that kind of money!

So What did I do, I went the complete opposite direction and cut it all off! Clayton hates it with all of his being, but he hates short hair! 5 out of 7 days of the week I LOVE it, but I do LOVE my long hair, I'm just very impatient and I'm NOT paying $500 to have it super long!

Oh well, as I've always said "It's just hair" so what do you think?

Like, Love it, or maybe it'll grow on ya???