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Monday, March 10, 2014

Luck of the Irish...brings a $750 Giveway!!


Hi my Lucky Lovelies!!

Phew, did the weekend fly by and with the lost hour I feel like I'm playing catch up today!  It finally feels like we are starting to turn the corner here in Michigan with the weather.  It actually reached 40* over the weekend....WAHOO.   Funny that I was doing the happy dance over 40* but Hey...I will take it.  It means Springtime is in the air and guess what else is in the air?  Yep....a giveaway....a BIG giveaway!!

Today 25 of the most inspiring blogs out there bring you a chance to win some Luck of the Irish cash....even if you are not Irish!  All you need to do is click click and click...oh and have fun too!

Happy Spring you all and GOOD LUCK!!



Thursday, February 6, 2014

Throwback Thursday and a little sneak peak!

Welcome to another week of Throwback Thursday!  I am so glad you are here and hope you enjoy our pick's from last week.  Each week the link up seems to be bringing more and more linkers with some awesome projects!   We have some really talented people out there…ya know!!

 I personally LOVE a Throwback party because just sometimes I don't have a chance every week to put out a new project….geesh or even every other week.  The week just goes so fast I can hardly keep up with my email every day.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

It's a Winter Wonderland and Throwback Thursday!

Greetings my friends!  
Well, have you been keeping warm this past week?  We have had 9 snows days already in January!  We've had so much snow here it's been crazy but the real crazy is the below 0* temps the last 5 days.  We've had school days cancelled this week just because of dangerous temperatures!  Believe me when I say…"I have LOVED having my kids home... but enough is enough…it was time to go back to school today! 

I wish I could say that I got tons of deep cleaning and organizing done with the days off but that is SO not the case.  It was days of baking, playing games and eating way too much.  Going to hit my yoga class tomorrow…and start doing a little core strength training.

Now…it's time for Throwback Thursday and I can't wait to see what you all are going to bring us this week.  We had a tough time selecting our features this week because there were so many awesome link ups.  You guys ROCK!  Remember to have a look see to some of the other link ups…..say Hi…leave a comment, give em a "Like" and be sure to visit your hosts!  We love hearing from you.  Thanks for being here!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Come on over for another hook up with Throwback Thursday!


Welcome party peeps!!  I can't believe this week is half over already...where is time going?  I can hardly keep up....I have Post Its all over and most of them are from LAST WEEK...I know!!!  I need an assistant...Oh, I do...it's me!!!   Ok, so enough of that......

Are you ready for another week of Throwback Thursday???
We are!! There is nothing more fun then to see all the great projects you have done and have chosen to share them here with us.
**If you would like a weekly reminder about the party
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Thank you to everyone who joined the party last week and don't forget to follow your hosts!
**WE DO FOLLOW BACK**
AS A REMINDER: TO BE FEATURED YOUR POST MUST BE OLDER THEN 30 DAYS!!
Otherwise link up what you would like.
And, Please no ETSY links.
Now onto this week’s featured posts!
TT #17
Please pin from the original source so that each blogger gets credit for her work.
Denyse’s Pick: Chinese Soup Spoon Valentines Wall Art_thumb
Chinese Soup Wall Art by The Silly Pearl
Paula’s Pick:
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Sweet Heart Towel by Posed Perfection
Alli’s Pick: DSC_5062ab
Teriyaki Chicken Lettuce Wraps by Sunflower Supper Club
Kelly's Pick: Photo1-1
Kitchen Island Makeover by A Stylish Interior
Karen's Pick:
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Master Bedroom Reveal by Home Coming
GUEST CO-HOST "JEANETTE'S" PICK:
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IKEA Hemnes Double Desk by Inspire Me Heather
*The most viewed post this week*
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Metal Finds by Second Time Around Finds
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This weeks Special guest host is:
Bliss 1


Friday, January 17, 2014

Faith, Encouragement and Blessings do come from Breast Cancer!



I started out this post with 3 events in 2013 that changed my life forever but while writing it I had so much to say about this one topic I decided to write the whole post about it. Hope that's ok with you all. I think it's a tad therapeutic for me as well.  This will probably be long with no pics..so hang around.. here is goes!  I will try to keep my sarcasm at bay…no promises!

 Since I have hit the 40+ mark…ahem…I was due for my yearly mammogram check up. You can kind of tell where this story is going..right? As I got the call that there was something suspicious on my mammogram they needed me in for an ultra sound…which led to a biopsy on August 26th.."Yep Mrs. Arent this is not good" they told me. I sank in my chair but held it together quite nicely if I do say so myself..until I got to my car in the parking lot. A flood came over me! I kept thinking to myself..God brought me to this..he will get me through this.

 A big mistake I made (since I'm SO tough) I went to that appointment by myself. Note to self…don't ever EVER go to "that kind" of appointment by yourself. I was diagnosed with DCIS breast cancer. Very early stages and fortunately for me…a very slow growing kind. Thank goodness for early detection! Now, we needed to decide what to do about it…Mayo Clinic in Minnesota here we come! I can not believe how fast they got me in the schedule. I had 2 very full and exhausting days of tests, blood work, about 20 more mammograms and 2 more biopsies that had me laying face down and the girls hanging so the docs could work under the table..bizarre I tell ya... an MRI that lasted forever and a day. I sure did feel like a pin cushion when we left there.

 I came home for a few weeks and let the news settle in and go about my daily routines. Which did include going to my MMSMP training in Ellicott City, MD. Now that I think about that trip with Allison from The Golden Sycamore, she got to hear all about my issues…for over 8 hours! Sorry and Thank you Allison for listening.

 We flew back to Mayo a few weeks later for more meetings with my surgeon and Plastics. After all our research and talking with other women that have had this same kind of cancer I was under the impression that a Lumpectomy was in order. But after that first meeting with plastics they really said what is best for me is a Mastectomy so the chances of reoccurrence were nearly nil. Oh boy…was not expecting that at all. I had not done my research and had no knowledge on this. I put my trust in these Doctors to know what was best for my situation and they offered up surgery the next morning…Yes, the next morning!! That was a lot to take in for little ole me…for anyone! In case ya didn't know…I'm a "put your big girl panties on" kinda girl…and I did just that. It's called Big Girl Panties and my FAITH. I had so much Faith that God was in charge that it could of been Donald Duck that gave me the news. I didn't even hesitate…Yes, let's do it.

 The Hubs (awesome Hubs to be exact) and I went back to our hotel, had a super awesome dinner and a couple glasses of wine (per my doc) and I cried a bit..actually the Hubs would probably say "historically" cried but oh well..I can cry if I want, right?? Woke up at 5am and headed to the hospital and got er done!  Have I told you how Amazing they were at the Mayo Clinic..I can not say enough…AMAZING! I really hope they know how awesome they are. I'm sending them my Awesome vibes..right now!!! (insert vibe noise)

 I am so blessed beyond what I could of ever expected. I do not have to take tomoxifin (way too many side effects- I don't really need glaucoma or a rotten liver)  that is usually prescribed for 5 years after a Mastectomy and I don't have to do any radiation or chemo. Thank the Lord! They began reconstruction at the same time as the mastectomy and since being home and the swelling has gone down and the drain tubes are out I am on my way to recovery…just in time to have my final surgery in February but the Dr.'s tell me this should not be near the difficulty that the actually Mastectomy was. Again, my faith continues to get me through all the adjustments that are involved with such a procedure. But you know, the hardest thing about the whole ordeal was, telling my 3 children. I was afraid they would hear the word "cancer" and immediately think, "their momma is going to die." We gave them the grown up version with all the facts…even to my 11 year old. They were better equipped to handle it when they knew everything. And as we suspected…they were good with it.

 During this whole ordeal I never once asked God "why me?" or even got angry. Honestly, again..it's my Faith! I was raised with Faith and respect for the Lord so this is not new to me just because I needed His help. So many, many Good things have come out of this and I choose to count them as BLESSINGS. Even though I have always lived my life with Faith, it is now stronger than ever! Also, this was nothing to hide or keep a secret so I told every one of my girlfriends and family that I could think of that may benefit from "Breast Cancer" awareness month in October. I have gotten 2 of my dear friends to get mammogram's that have never gotten one before..Kimmy-Steph you know who you are! Another big blessing…my younger and only sister and I have never really had a great relationship to speak of…she is now someone I can count on and truly call my sister. She really has helped encourage me and continues to remind me what a fighter I am. Thanks Sis!   Oh,  another blessing…I guess it's a blessing…the Doc tells me after all said and done I can have the "other girl" repaired to match the one that tried to kill me..and all covered under insurance!    Wahooo…wonder if they can do my stomach and butt too?  That would probably be pushing it!  I'm kidding of course…only about the stomach and butt tho!  Now I'm rambling!

 So here it is..the last few months of my life have been wildly eye opening to say the least. I'm making a few changes that will allow me to enjoy my life and all the blessings that God has given me and not sweat the small stuff. Which is super hard to do for a Doer! :) You may not see the changes but I will see them and feel them in my heart.

Besides the people I have mentioned in this post I would like to Thank Lisa, Gail Lyn, Amy and Jen who always checked on me and brought me food.  My momma, of course for coming over and helping me with the house, bringing me food and just Loving me!  And a whole slew of people that brought food, flowers and wine (lynanne) Brenda who yanked out my drain tubes at my kitchen counter per my request…yep..beside tough,  I'm very impatient too!

My hubs…my awesome hubs…my Clark Griswald who drug me through the long halls at the Mayo Clinic with his rolling suitcase full of xrays, papers and gummie bears!  And took ALL the notes, asked ALL the questions while I just sat there staring at the wall.  I love you more than I ever tell you!

I have decided to share this here on my blog so that it may encourage you or someone you know that might think they are alone!  You are NEVER alone if you have God on your side!
xoxo

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday Link up Party!


I'm so glad you are you here again….it's the Throwback Thursday Link Up Party!  If you are new here you are really going to enjoy this.  Every week fabulous ideas/tips/recipes/projects are all linked up here ready for you to take a look around and Pin, follow, tweet or just drool over.  Link up and follow any and all that appeal to you.   We LOVE comments so don't forget to leave one…or two.  Have fun and come back every Thursday.  Who knows…you may even see your project highlighted for the next week!



Are you ready for another week of Throwback Thursday??? We are!! There is nothing more fun then to see all the great projects you have done and have chosen to share them here with us.
**If you would like a weekly reminder about the party
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Thank you to everyone who joined the party last week and don't forget to follow your hosts!
**WE DO FOLLOW BACK**
AS A REMINDER: TO BE FEATURED YOUR POST MUST BE OLDER THEN 30 DAYS!!
Otherwise link up what you would like.
And, Please no ETSY links.
Now onto this week’s featured posts!
Throwback Thursday #16
Please pin from the original source so that each blogger gets credit for her work.
Denyse’s Pick: IMG_2872-400x514
Easy Envelope Pillows by House Honeys
Paula’s Pick:
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Alli’s Pick: NapoleonSweethearts
Little Napoleon Sweethearts by A Pinch of Joy
Kelly's Pick: a039
Thrifty Chandy Makeover by Meegan Makes
Karen's Pick:
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Two Old Stools by Crafts a la Mode
GUEST CO-HOST "TAMMY'S" PICK:
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Tall Shabby Chic Dresser by Victoria's Vintage Designs
*The most viewed post this week*
8539263609_f7e1cdc791_cPostage Stamp Quilt by Simply Fresh Vintage
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This weeks Special guest host is:
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Duck Egg Blue Redo & Throwback Thursday party linkup!



I'm so excited to announce that I was invited to co-host on Throwback Thursday EVERY week!  Holy moly….this is really going to keep me on my toes…and that's exactly what I needed!  Ideas and projects have been swirling in my head for months now but I've had so much going on I just couldn't get my head above water!

I am going to love reading and drooling over all the DIY projects, recipes and other goodness that gets linked up at the weekly party.  You can take a look at one of my favorite furniture redo's here.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday! We took a break from the Throwback Thursday party for a couple weeks but we are back!! And, with a couple new hosts.
So, please if you are not following everyone already please do.


**If you would like a weekly reminder about the party
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Thank you to everyone who joined the party before Christmas!

AS A REMINDER: TO BE FEATURED YOUR POST MUST BE OLDER THEN 30 DAYS!!

Otherwise link up what you would like.

And, Please no ETSY links.
Now onto this week’s featured posts!

TT #15

Please pin from the original source so that each blogger gets credit for her work.

Denyse’s Pick: banana bread recipe

Chocolate Banana Bread by The Pin Junkie
Paula’s Pick:
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Low Carb Pink Cosmo by Go Go Mountain Girl

Alli’s Pick: Bliss Ranch

Wood Scrap Art by Bliss Ranch

Laura’s Pick: MyLove2Create, close up

Rustic Candle Holder by My Love 2 Create

*The most viewed post this week*
Weightloss and Exercise Visuals by Polka Dots and Paisley

Posting to our party means you are giving us the right to post your project and photos and promote via social media ~ links will be pinned to our Party Board throughout the week and can be seen here


If you've been featured grab a button.
Glitter, Glue & Paint

Now are we ready to dig in our archives again??? Don't forget to follow all the hosts of the party!!



This weeks Special guest host is:








Thanks for stopping by today and linking up your best of your best!!!