Friday, January 28, 2011

Blogging is more than you realize!

I started blogging a while back for the simple fact that I wanted to enter giveaways and I also wanted a place that I could get some things off my chest. I do have to admit that I have won my fair share of things from entering those giveaways and I have learned even more than I could have ever won. In the process of doing all this I learned a lot about myself but I have also learned a lot about the world out there outside this little rural county that I have lived in all my life.

Anyway, I never dreamt that I would meet some of the most wonderful people out there. I never thought I would make "bloggy friends" who are also "facebook friends". Some of them I talk to everyday, whether it be having a conversation or just simply participate in Farmville, Frontierville or Cityville with or keep up in the daily conversations about our daycares that we run.

I do want to share something that I received in the mail today from one of those special people who is always taking the time to do for others. I wish I had half to the time that she has that she spends doing for others and a third of her energy. She is always on the go doing something for someone and enjoys every minute of it.

It is the cutest ornament, and it will be proudly hanging in my childcare room. Like I said, she is always doing for others. I have to say thanks Lenore, aka Lynette, you are truly an amazing person and I am lucky to have found you in "bloggy land"

You all can hop over to Lynette's blog and visit her to read some of her wonderful stories at:


Monday, January 3, 2011

Woo Hoo! I finally spurged on a........... toilet seat!!!

Now please take in mind that I do daycare for a ton of kids and they are hard on toilet seats and for some reason I keep on buying the oak seats that do not last very long especially when I am always asking the kiddos "Did you put the seat down?" to hear them go back in and hear and clunk when they dropped it. So after all the abuse my toilet seat gets and because I am a cheap-skate it looked like this.

Now, I do not usually have my toilet seat out on the deck but I forgot to take a picture before dear Hubby took it off the toilet. lol And yes, that is a zip-tie that was holding it on the hinge and yep those are good ole band-aids to protect your rear-end from getting pinched in the crack in the wood. Let me tell ya it will bring tears to your eyes when you get your butt cheek pinched by the toilet seat.

Now here is my new kid friendly toilet seat.

I got it at WalMart but you can also get it at

It has a little seat for little people and big seat for big people. No more putting a little seat on the big potty for the kiddos. This is such a neat thing!! And the kiddos love to play with it too.