Sunday, April 16, 2017

Its Spring Cleaning Time!

 Hi there, I'm Millie
A woman with too much to do.

Here at home it's the busiest time of the year for me always. Its Spring cleaning time.  For the past 2 weeks the apartment has been getting a huge cleaning out and some color changes in each room.

Last week I spent one entire afternoon making this wreath that can be used for Summer and Fall for my door. I had to cut the pine cones in half and then paint them, I glued them into the grapevine wreath and this is the results after 6 hours...not bad right?

I also made this delicious rice and beans with ripe plantains, tofu and veggies...extremely delicious.

One project completed was spray painting my flower pot holders in gold, they both came out lovely.

And I spray painted 4 of my lamps

My tall lamp was also painted black and it sure looks better than the outdated brown.

I also organized all the cupboards in the kitchen, cleaned and organized the kitchen pantry and my food storage room.

This upcoming week is another busy one for me...window cleaning, curtains changed, closet organization and cleaning out, painting all the flower pots, ironing clothes, cleaning and organizing all the Christmas decor in new storage bins.

So if you haven't started your Spring cleaning, I think its time to start. Have a great week everyone.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Giving and Serving When Needed

 Inspirational Post

I've been in a movable state. Movable to pray more, read more the scriptures and to unite myself more in the gift of giving to those in need.

 I learned a few months ago that in my apt. complex lives two older gentlemen in their late 80's. 
I realized through some of our conversations that they rarely see their family and are struggling to overcome loneliness and depression. 

Through this acknowledgement, I made it a mission to myself to watch over them as much as I can when their daily caretakers are not with them. I had been praying a lot for Christ to show me when others are in need. I guess this is answer to my prayers.

I have always cooked three times a week since I am alone and when I make a lot of food I always freeze it for the day I do not want to cook. But now that these gentlemen are alone, I make more food and at least three times a week I take these two gentlemen a good hot homemade meal. I also try to keep them company when they are sitting in the front of the building alone and my time with them has been a great pleasure to me. I have learned how they grew up, how they lived when they were  married and how they feel inside now that they are older. I have also learned how many tears they have shed when they are in their lonely state.
This last week I baked these apple banana cookies in which they loved. 

In order to serve the Lord we do not need to go on a mission in another country. We as mature people who are alone  can serve our missions by doing genealogy, caring for the needy, caring for your elderly neighbor, by indexing and helping those mothers that are going crazy everyday with her precious babies.

The Lord only ask us to keep the commandments, to serve our fellow and to love one another.
Serve Him, serve your neighbor, serve the needy, serve in any way you can...just serve.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Great Homemade Kids Paint

Good day,

For those of you who have children at home and sometimes drive you insane., here's a great paint to keep them busy for a few hours. It is totally ECO friendly, non toxic and yes Mom it is washable...isn't that fabulous. It washes great with soap and water. So Moms get to it and make a day of frustration to a day of peace. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Growing Older Each Day

Hi everyone.

In our lives we experience so much ups and downs and this also goes with our health. One day we feel great and we feel like turning the house around; yet there are some days that we feel as if we cannot get out of bed, wishing we could turn to the other side and sleep some more. Unfortunately many of you do have to rise from bed each morning for work, wishing you could stay home. 

After 35 years of working 8 t0 10 hours a day on my feet as a hair designer, I also wished at that time I could of stayed in bed.  

Our bodies go through so many changes in the course of our lives. We have the ability to be invisible when we are kids, rebellious when we are teens, responsible when we mature with strength and the go power when we are raising children. We then relieved ourselves from all these responsibilities when we are done working and raising our children but then when we get older we go back to our childhood as we age and die. 

Now that I am in the golden age category I can feel pains in places I never knew it could ever exist in with the change of weather; and the noise of small children whining and crying drives me insane. 
I think this is part of aging or what everyone calls the golden years.  I accepted my aging with much love and being able to rest and sleep I want to is so great. But there's times when I want to sleep in the mornings but after rising up at 4am to get ready for work for 35 years, sleeping in never occurs. 

So why can't we be like flowers. All they need is a fertile ground, water and sunshine to grow and to always look beautiful. Unfortunately we must grow old and die in order for us to be beautiful again someday in his presence. Until then, moisturizers keep us wrinkle free, Ben Gay is the man we snuggle with at night and vitamins keep s us in touch with good health.

Those are my golden years.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Poem I Found...Lovely.

I love poetry and when I found this lovely poem I knew I had to share it on my blog. 

If I thought for just one moment that this would be my last breath, 
I'd tell you I'll love you forever, even beyond death.
If I thought for just one moment that your face would be the last I'd see, 
I'd take a million pictures and save them just for me.
If I thought for just one moment that your voice would be the last I'd hear,
I'd listen attentively and promise not to shed a tear.
If I thought for just one moment that your touch would be the last I'd feel, 
I'd embrace you and know that this has all been real.
If I thought for just one moment that my heart would beat its last beat, 
I'd thank the Lord for allowing us to meet.

by Dana Swartz

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Great Furniture Redos with Paint....Beautiful

This post is close to my heart because I love decorating and reinventing what I have to make it look fabulous.  I love paint and know that I can do anything with it makes me happy. I gathered a few beautiful photos of great renovations done with paint by some friends in the business.

Their work is extraordinary and so delicately done. So take a peek at what you can do with paint

this is my dresser before






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Beautiful Crochet Clothes and a Temple Cape

I am not a crochet person, but I admire the beautiful garments some people can create. I joined a closed circuit group on facebook and they display some gorgeous crochet clothes with full instructions.
I came across these items and I love the fine yarn used to make them...since I do not like the thick yarn. I love the fine delicate yarn and these beauties needed to be posted. I hope you like them.

I am going to have my friend make this jacket in a fine pearled white for my new silk temple dress. I think the cape design is very pretty.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Communicating With God

There is nothing more beautiful than having a strong and close communication with our Heavenly Father.

Sometimes we think it's alright to begin our days without uniting our hearts with the Almighty, but little do many people know is that spending  a moment with HIM at least twice a day, is all we need to sustain and fuel us to protect, advise, and guide us throughout the day. He will give us strength when trials arise. His love will allow us to overcome those negative moments we all dread through the power of the HOLY GHOST. 

Let us pray more often...
Let us be more like HIM...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Emergency Preparedness...Preventing Disasters

As the rain or snow continues to come down and we are all cozy in our homes, we never think of preparing for some home disastrous and costly rain or snow damage. But when it occur we end up cleaning the mess that is left behind attached with a large bill $$$ we never expected to get.

Before any disaster occurs to any of you…let's me give you 3 small thoughts on how to prepare ourselves from what can happen?  

1. Check your sump pumps.

Maintenance is the first precaution and prevention. By checking your sump pump ahead of time like now, can prevent you from having a flooded basement and lots of home damage. If you do not know how to check it for any its good usage then find a cooling and heating company to do the work for you. Though it may cost you some money now, it will prevent a disaster that may cost you a lot more to fix later…be prepared! 

Also I advice all of you to have a small water vacuum, they are very inexpensive and very worth having, try to get one just in case.

2. Clean out your gutters.

Gutters will accumulate leaves, twigs, soil, flying objects and so much more. When gutters are full of the amount of junk will weigh a lot with added water and it can eventually break the gutter from there holding clamps and hinges. Clean your gutters out well by brushing, blowing or washing any of these items out. Clean gutters allows the rainwater to flow well which will prevent gaining weight and breaking them off.  Gutters can be very expensive to replace or to fix…be preventive!!!!. Clean them as soon as possible!

3. Street Drains

Many of you may not have a street drain in front of your house but if you do…make sure it is also cleaned out well.  Make sure that drain is free of leaves, soil, paper, or any trash. If it is not cleaned well it may clog up with all that trash which may send all that water straight to your yard and into your basement.  So clean it out every week, it will prevent you from a headache you wish you never had…be preventive and be prepared just in case!!!

 I hope you all may take some of these thoughts seriously. It will prevent you a disaster in the long run.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Homemade Paper Flowers...Part 1

Hi There,

I came across this tutorial on how to make paper flowers and I thought I would share it with you and as you know if it's a frugal way to decorate...I am on it...for very little money.

Step 1
Cut out a template of the size you want your pedals, then fold your color paper in half and cut out your many as you want.

Step 2
Once they are cut, slit the paper a bit like the size of the picture.

Step 3

With a pencil curve on size of the pedals.

Step 4

Hot glue them together one at a time folding your slit like the photo.

Step 5

ending results.

Step 6

start putting together all your pedals

then make a center to embellish your can also use jewelry for the center.

Here are some other ways to make the paper flowers.

make sure you cut the pedal's in different sizes like this

embellish the edges like this for a more dazzling look