Tuesday, April 28, 2009

1955 Good Housekeeping Article

You may need to click on the photo to read the article.... Now let me tell you a little story. This is pretty much how our house runs... Even to the extent that his plate is made, his clothes are laid out, and his lunch box is well supplied. I often catch a little slack for this. The thing is really that I enjoy doing it. I know its crazy, but oh well...

I was sent this in an email today and several people were cackling until I piped up. You know we do what we do because we want to. In all honesty its just easier. Let's take a moment to reflect...

1.) I lay is clothes out... Why? Well lets see I'm laying 5 other outfits out for morning, it really makes sense and then he's not bugging me in the morning because he can't find something.

2.) I make his plate... Well being the control freak that I am, the one thing I HATE with a passion is too many people in the kitchen. I would rather have all of your plates set and have you
come be seated, until I have the luxury of having a separate dining room this IS how it will be

I could go on and on, but lets face it I have an answer for EVERYTHING...LOL so I won't be doing that!

Enjoy.... I promise to post about Laundry soon, we are moving and my head is not on clearly.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Josalynne's First Photo Sheet

Below are Josey's first photos from the recent shoot she participated in. More merchandise can be seen at: www.hotmommafia.com select Apparell

Soon additional Hot Mom Mafia and Hot Chick Mafia stuff will be posted.

Where in the WORLD have you been?

I know, I know like two weeks ago I was to blog about LAUNDRY... and here I am and I still have not done it! Let me tell you a little of what those weeks have been like. I'll try not to bore you with the nagging... I served Easter dinner for 40+ people, which I spent WEEKS planning and organizing for... I know what you are thinking didn't a previous blog say something like 75 people... WELL, on the Eve of Easter it was brought to my attention that one side of my husband's family had "decided" not to come... I have mixed feelings on this... We'll leave it at that. I get it, I was just frustrated!~

During this time my husband has also been switched to night shift! Do you know how hard it is to function and keep 4 kids quiet while your DH is trying to sleep? NOT FUN AT ALL!!!

My darling daughter Sera Rose turned 3 this past weekend. I had high hopes for this party. I wanted a bounce house, I ordered a cotton candy machine, it was going to be a beautiful day... A bunch of screaming 2, 3, and 4 year olds... It was just going to be FUN! Well lets see... Here's what really happened, I forgot to mail invites to friends and deliver the ones to the baby sitter, who's home I am at TWICE A DAY EVERYDAY!!!! Sooooo we had HALF of a sheet cake for about 10 people... and a whole bunch of food... OOPS... Sera thankfully had fun anyway. She wanted Rose's for her birthday, because her name is Sera Rose... Ummm you are 3 you should not know that Rose's are flowers... So Daddy bought her flowers... I mean Rose's 24 baby rose's light pink in color. She was ELATED!!! She is still carrying them around even though they are dying. Its so CUTE!

I have started following many a blogs and I am so happy. I am gaining a lot of useful information.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Busy Weekend... and now its the dreaded Monday

Lets see where to begin.. Well as I was leaving work on Friday I got good news all around... Kinda!

My husband's car was FINALLY going to be complete after a month in the shop and our glasses which we ordered on Tuesday were in... Talk about fast!!! So I called my husband who met me to pick up our glasses, then we headed to his mom's to drop her car off... We drove back to town where we picked up the kiddos at which point I remembered that I forgot to pick up his dry cleaning which he needed for drill Saturday!! AHHH... We headed back to the body shop to pick up his car which was not complete... errr I left him and Payge at the body shop and headed over to Target ( I know many of you are asking WHY do you shop at Target if you are trying to be frugal when Wal-Mart is cheaper... Well that's another issue I will address later!) I purchased some pants for Josey's photo shoot on Saturday, I also headed over to the mall, with the other three children in tow, to get a skirt and some leggings just incase.

Saturday... Well lets see I got up with my husband and got him out the door for the Navy. Went back to bed for a brief hour then got all the kids up and ready to go to my moms for an hour... Why you ask, well I decided it was time to get in shape... remember that post??!!??! What was I thinking? Anyway, I went and met with Beth... Man does she know what she is doing... Its Monday and I still can't walk! I left there and abruptly headed to pick up my kiddos... We went home and I took at HOT bath... didn't do me any good I suppose! We ate lunch and took a nap...
I got all the kids loaded back into the car and headed to Beth's house for the Hot Mom Mafia Apparel Spring Fling Photo Shoot. Miss Josalynne did AMAZING! As soon as I get photos I will post. I believe I may start a book for her and try some modelling jobs. Why not right? They even used Drea. I headed back to pickup Payge and Sera and picked up dinner, which BTW was a FIASCO!!!! Anyway we went home enjoyed pizza... all until my husband says "honey I'm going to Malaysia.".... WHAT!!!???!?!?!?! Yep that's where he'll spend a couple weeks this summer. He'll then come home and then head off to Chicago!! YAY! It't my favorite so far!!! I crashed after that!

Sunday... Oh Sunday.. We were late for church! I was asked to read scripture which I was more than happy to do, however I was not informed that it was going to be so early in the service so I was not prepared... Church was a little obscure due to a sequence of odd events that occured... Oh well. We left there and headed to the grocery, get payge and back to the grocery... I cleaned my kitchen and now it was time for dinner.... then I took Easter food to my mother in laws because I am OUT OF ROOM!!!! We headed home took baths and CRASHED... I do need to mention that I was incredibly sore on Sunday.... Here it is Monday..... and OOHHHH IT HURTS!

Tomorrow's topic: LAUNDRY!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


So I titled my blog the Frugal Navy Wife. I feel that I should probably blog about that because otherwise it is a big misleading!:)

Topic one will be groceries. How does one become frugal when it comes to groceries... On this topic I could speak for DAYS!!!! Literally!!! I will start by first plugging my "baby" if you will... My 5th child is my Angel Food Ministries site.

It is necessary in today's economy to find ways to make every dollar stretch. Angel Food is one way to do that. Here are a few sites for more information on that...

my website: www.angelfoodlickingcounty.weebly.com
national site: www.angelfoodministries.com

These should provide you more information with regard to that program. If one participates in this, it will definitely be a start.

Next, those who know me, know that I pride myself of being the coupon QUEEN!!!! From week to week I have anywhere from $50-$115 in coupons! A little expense in the beginning (newspapers, etc.) is worth the reward. Where do you get coupons other than the paper? Well,
there are plenty of websites out there. Here are a few, and others can be found doing a Google search simply typing in coupon.


Also look online for brands. Several companies, SC Johnson, Proctor and Gamble, etc. offer coupons and free items on their websites... A little leg work and you'll be saving in no time.

A new month, A new me...

As we embark into April, its time to embark on a new me. And no not a new me as a person, but a new me as improving the old...:) After four kids I find that its time to start focusing on who I am because when I am happy all the time, I too can share the love with everyone.

I have had the opportunity to meet someone who is quite an amazing woman. Very inspirational to me... Beth is a mother of 4, runs a handful of successful companies and she's under 30! She will be my new trainer... starting Saturday! I hope I can keep up!!!! Beth runs the Fit and Fabulous University. It focouses on mind, body, and soul. I am elated to make this newstep in my life.

Beth posted a VIDEO on her blog and I'd like to share...


This is what its all about. It just solidifies so much. Watch and I think you will understand.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Easter Dinner for 50+...Chaos!:)

That's right, Easter Dinner for 50+!!! It all started when my husbands family wasn't quite sure what we were doing for Easter... Light bulb! With 4 small children lets do this right... We'll host, we have the perfect location: our church fellowship hall... So we offered and they graciously accepted. From there I thought why not invite the other side of his family and mine? It makes perfect sense!!!! Everyone in one area, perfect... KINDA!

Those of you who know me, or will get to know me, know that I am a go getter!!!! I have control issues and I LOVE the spotlight. I thought I would share what I am preparing... And a bit of what I know will be coming...

My Menu:
Taco Dip
BBQ Meatballs
My famous roasted corn
French cut green beans
homemade bread
Great Grandma O'Brien's Homemade Noodles
My husband's Famous Baked Beans
Cornbread Casserole
Key Lime Pie
Ice Tea
Sherbert Punch
Chocolate Covered Peeps
Shwoo... I think that is all I am making, although something else may concoct itself in the coming days. As for everyone else, I know that they are bringing the following:
Veggie Tray, Cheese Tray, Homemade Carrot Cake, Veggie Pizza, and Pasta salad...
It should truly be a feast for all.
I have a "master" plan if you will, but lets see with 4 kids, not really sure how this will pan out.
Check back for updates... I'll post photos after the dinner for your viewing.