Saturday, May 30, 2009

Congratulations To My Son and Daughter-In Law!

I'm sooo proud of my son Justin and his wife Hannah!

They graduated High School last night. These two have worked soooo hard for this. Hannah got pregnant when they were sophomores and they got married that summer after lil Austie was born. So many teens give up and drop out... but not these two.... they stuck with it and have worked really hard.

They lived with Hannah's parents for quite awhile and finally were able to get their own apartment last year. Just a few months ago.... at age 19 mind you... and still in High School... they purchased their own home! How many 19 year old High School students do you know who have done that?! I am sooo proud of these two! I just can't say it enough.

They both have good jobs and plan to go to college. Justin's employer is paying for his education... and Hannah is planning to get her degree in nursing. She currently works for a pediatrician's office. Justin will begin taking Business classes in the fall.

There was a time when I never thought I would see this day. Justin failed his freshman year miserably because he just absolutely refused to get up and go to school. We even went to court because of his truancy. The judge ordered all electronics removed from his room and curfews and I can't even remember what all. He was not to miss a single nother day of school. If he was sick he was to go to school and be sent home by the school nurse to go to the doctor. He even tested this order by missing a day and was picked up that evening by the police and taken to YDC.... he was sick and refused to go to school. He was sent home the following day and toughed out the rest of the year even though he received very few credits due to his attendance.

The following year he really buckled down and got serious. His grades were great and his whole attitude towards school was much improved. He had made up his mind to graduate and go to college. Then he met Hannah and they started dating.... and soon she became pregnant. I was so worried for the two of them... but they are hard workers and very determined. And now they have achieved one of their goals. It hasn't been easy.... but they did it. They stuck with it and look what they've accomplished!

So other Moms out there if you have a child with attendance issues.... don't give up. It's tough to deal with teens and their stubborness.... but there is hope.

And if your teen has a baby.... encourage them to stick with it.... stay in school.... they can do it... it's not easy... but they can do it!

Lil Austie (Austin) just turned two last month and he is a cute and very smart lil fellow. They are such a sweet lil family.

Congratulations Justin and Hannah!!!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Sunday, May 24, 2009

For Everything Magical, Mystical and Beautiful!

The Gypsy Peddlers Wagon for Everything Magical, Mystical and Beautiful!

Now running a New Moon Sale!

Here you will find a variety of items both Magical and Mundane, Just like in a Gypsy Peddlers Wagon.
Because it's not just about rituals and magic, its about bringing your Sacred Space to all area's of your life! They are having a great sale but you will find so much more than this. They have books, cd's, dvd's, home decor, jewelry, native remedies, natural pet products and much much more!

Aromatherapy Fragrance Oils

On Sale for $3.00
Save: 25% off

These are 1/2 ounce bottles of full strength 100% Pure oils. Great to wear on the body, use with incense, candles, body wash, lotion, shampoo, burn in your oil burner etc.. . These are NOT theraputic Essential Oils, but are high quality, not diluted fragrance oils. You won't find better!

Enchanted Minerals Makeup

Now 15% off of already low prices!

This makeup will not clog pores, has a naturally high SPF, helps to calm and soothe irritated skin with its zinc content, and is water resistant.

You rarely need to reapply mineral makeup and it provides excellent coverage. Many of these minerals have a special luster that when applied to skin give the face a lovely glow, lending a healthy, youthful appearance to blemished or aged skin.
This mineral foundation has the best coverage of any cosmetic on the market. Minerals are excellent for people with rosacea. Mineral makeup does not "settle" into your lines and wrinkles, instead it disperses light, giving a photogenic appearance. Even more importantly, the health and condition of your skin will actually improve with regular use of our mineral foundation. The minerals have excellent oil control and will soothe inflamed skin.

You'll also find a great selection of glitters for your body and face, blushes, concealers, eye liners, Alpha Hydroxy cleansers, moisturizers, and herbal hair care products... all included in the sale!

Fairy Door

Sale: $7.99
Save: 20% off

This Fairy Door is handcrafted and approximately 8" x 4". It makes a beautiful addition to any garden, deck or can be used indoors as well. Moss is attached at various spots making this a realistic looking piece. Coated with a poly coating allows for long lasting beauty and durability outdoors or indoors. Please allow for variations as this is a handcrafted piece

Fairy Dust Necklace Kit

Sale: $6.39
Save: 20% off

Fairy Necklace Kit. Comes complete with everything to make your own fairy dust necklace and sprinkle a little magic of your own. Includes: Fairy Dust Bottle, Fairy Dust, Magical Oils and Herbs and complete instructions. It is all nicely packaged with an attached gift giving card.

Loose Herbs
20% off

For your herbal needs Gypsy Peddler's Wagon has fine quality loose herbs at great prices. They have a huge selection and you can buy in bulk or in a smaller 2 oz size.

Angel Workings Kits
20% Off

Kits Contain: 6" candle, Anointing oil, Bell for calling in the Archangel, Crystal, Archangel Cards (cards are laminated) (there are 9 cards), Bag to hold the cards, Complete Instructions (also includes information on the Angel selected which is very interesting). Comes packaged nicely in a Handcrafted box with dried rose petals and herbs sprinkled around it all in the color of the particular angel requested. Select the Angel you want to work with. The kit can be used over and over again, you will just need to replace the candle. They are color coded to match the Archangel requested.

Hand-crafted Spirit Boards, Pendulum Boards and Book of Shadows!
20% off

Take a look at these enchanting hand-crafted Spirit Boards, Pendulum Boards, Wands and Book of Shadows! Store bought and factory made are fine... but if you want a unique and hand made item crafted from fine materials by a Pagan artist this is where you'll find it. If you are interested in having something made these items can be custom commissioned.

Book of Shadows are handcrafted out of solid quality Birch wood and will take 7 to 10 days to complete due to design and drying times. We gladly accept custom orders.

This pendulum board is hand cut and then the design is then burned into the wood. Any coloring that is used on the board is all natural, no paint is used. The only exception to this is if there is gold, silver or copper leafing. It is then given a protective coating so it will last for years and years. Board size is 12 x 12 Woodland Goddess board. Done with gold, silver or copper leafing accents.
Now only $11.99!

Pocket Spell Kits

Sale: $7.19
Save: 20% off

Pocket Spell Tubes. Easy to carry in your purse or luggage. Excellent for gift giving. Each tube comes complete with: Votive, Stone, Incense, Pouch and complete instructions. , Increase Money Flow, Protection and many more to choose from.


Blessed Be

~A Lil Enchanted~

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Catching Up....

Well It's been a busy few days here in Boringville.... Adrian was off work on Friday so we got our grocery shopping done and our bills paid. We only go grocery shopping every 2 weeks because he gets paid every 2 weeks.... so I take out the bill money and the gas money and what we have left is what we buy groceries and other needs with for the next 2 weeks. This way we know when the spending has to stop. We have reverted back to a pretty much cash system... so when the money is gone... it's gone. This particular pay period we were a bit behind due to some unexpected expenses having to come out of bill money that I had put up.... so we had $100 to buy groceries and other necessities to get us through the next 2 weeks. It was a tight squeeze but we were able to pull it off and even took Steffie to Buddy Bear's Playhouse afterwards.

She loves it there... they have the inflatable play equipment and she loves to go there... and it's cheap! On weekends it's $4 for her to get in... parents are free!... and through the week it's only $2. So this is a great place for us to take her to have a good time. We did learn not to eat there though... that's where the money starts to add up.

Things will get better soon around here though... Adrian got that new job and a nice raise to go with it! So we're looking forward to a lil bit more comfort in our finances. He starts June 1st!

I managed to get all my laundry done and some of the housework caught up on Sunday and Monday and spent some time playing with Steffie and reading to her. She loves to read and will stack 3 or 4 books in the chair and then ask me to read them to her. Right now she's loving the Fancy Nancy books by Jane O'Conner.

Our local library only has a few of the books but I signed her up to win all eight at the Fancy Nancy web site! She would absolutely be tickled pink if she won all of those books! I didn't even know there was a web site until today... so I'll have to show it to her later. She will love to play the Fancy Nancy games. Like her Mom she loves to play computer games... and at 3 years old she's become quite accomplished with the mouse.

My son Jordan was accepted into Full Sail University in Orlando FL! It's one of the premier media arts schools in the world and is very difficult to get into... so I'm really proud of him. He has a lil girl and works hard to support her. He recently got his GED and now he wants to go to college. He's been rapping for several years and writing his own material so he sent them his MySpace link and they contacted him. He'll be learning the business side of the music industry and the recording side as well. So if you like rap check out his my space! He's only 19 and he's really good... even if I am his Mom. You can listen to his songs and see his pics there.

On a more sour note.... my older daughter lost her job. She was working at the local amusement park and was fired for "interfering with park policy" after trying to help a disgruntled customer.
So now she's looking for a new job. She really liked her job but apparently someone there really disliked her and was looking for just any excuse to get rid of her. This is not surprising... Sarah is a very unique individual and you either love her or hate her... she's loud and brash and she can be hilariously funny... and sometimes majorly annoying... she has an amazing voice... and a talent for thinking fast and improvising to come up with the most off the wall funny things(think Robin Williams). She reminds me of a combination of Janis Joplin and Gilda Radner. I have told her many times that she is wasting her talent.... she needs to pursue a career in music and acting.... she would be amazing on Saturday Night Live.... but they don't do auditions.... they send out talent scouts to find their new cast members. I hope to take her to audition for American Idol this year.... but I don't know if she will do well on there... not because of her singing ability... she certainly has that... but because she may be too loud and brash for it. I really don't think Sarah will be successful in any other field... she just can't conform to the everyday common working world. She has had so many disappointments in her life... I hope she will someday be able to show everyone that hurt her and rejected her that she can be successful.

So that is how my last few days have been.... some ups... some downs. A lot more cleaning to get done... I just can't seem to keep caught up... never mind getting ahead. There is just never enough time to get done what I need to do and what I want to do. Gotta go get busy!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's Saturday! After my hubby having the day off yesterday... and me pretty much taking a day off as well I've busy this morning dropping Entrecards... and signing up for more freebies. Here is what I have signed up for so far today.

Gotta run now and read to Steffie... she has her whole stack of library books piled in the chair and has waited semi-patiently for me to come and read them to her... so I better go do it lest she start to whine or something even more annoying...LOL

Enjoy the freebies!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Free Sample of Bodycology Soap

Get a FREE sample of Bodycology soap!!

Free Sample of Fancy Feast Cat Food

Get a Free Sample of Fancy Feast Cat Food from Sam's Club.... no need to be a member!

Get your coupon for FREE chocolate bar every Friday through September. Details are here.

Snag a FREE sample of Alterna hair care products. Go on over here and fill out the simple form.

Go here to get a free sample of Always Clean Pads.

Get a free sample of Sun Crystals, a natural sweetener made with Stevia

Grab your FREE popcorn from Yahoo! GreenTV. Click on “Get Poppin’ Now!” in the lower right-hand corner.

Request your free sample of Nexcare Give bandages here.

Free sample of Prilosec.

FREE sample of Cottenelle Ultra and flushable wipes.

FREE sample of Kotex Overnights.

More FREE samples from LOreal Paris here. Click on Special Offers & Savings.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Win A Pair of Polliwalks Shoes For Your Lil One!

Piece Of Me and Polliwalks have teamed up to give some lucky lil one a free pair of these really really cute shoes! You can choose from several styles and colors and pick the size that you need. So click on over there and sign up to win a free pair of adorable shoes for your lil boy or girl!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Thursday, May 14, 2009

ETC Boutique- For Women and Girls of Every Size!

ETC Boutique is a Mom owned company offering clothing and accessories to women and girls of all sizes. The best selling product is the Amazing Popcorn Shirt!

They come in a rainbow of colors and prints and 3 basic sizes:
Ladies One size fits S-XL, Plus One size fits M-XXL, and Queen one size fits XL-4XL

These shirts start out at about 9 inches across and stretch to fit any size. Really, they do!

Add a Broomstick Skirt and a matching Popcorn Bag and you have a comfortable and fashionable outfit with little effort!

The sleeves even come in various lengths from tank to long sleeves! $17 - $22

These amazing lil shirts also come in lil girl sizes from 2T - 12 and are only $9.00!

Isn't this an adorable top! They're available in 5 colors that you can coordinate with your lil ones pants, shorts or skirts. Your lil one will love this shirt... especially if Mom has one too!

ETC Boutique has several other styles of shirts and skirts.... plus accessories to offer as well.... including a complete line of Mix N Match coordinating pieces to make the perfect outfit.... such as hair accessories, jewelry, shawls, purses and clogs.

And don't forget the lil ones! Get this adorable Teddy Bear Backpack... it's holding it's very own baby bear and comes with adjustable straps for just $20

Or this soft comfy and cutey cute neck pillow! There are several styles to choose from and you can grab one now on sale for just $8.55!

So hop on over to ETC Boutique and treat yourself and your lil one!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Edible Playdough

Does your lil one love playdough??? I know mine does... she also loves to help Mommy what could be more fun than making your own playdough and then eating it when you're finished playing??? Here are some awesome edible playdough recipes to enjoy with your lil ones.... great for a rainy day... or anytime you just want to do something fun.

Peanut Butter Play dough

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
2 cups powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, using your hands. Dough
should feel soft and pliable. Form shapes and put on some bread and eat it if you want! Be creative!

You can also add other foods like M&M's or peanuts for eyes,
mouths, etc

Storage: When not using, MUST be stored in an airtight

Chocolate Playdough

8 oz. semisweet chocolate
1/4 cup plus one tablespoon light corn syrup

Melt the chocolate in a metal bowl set over a pan of
simmering water (a double boiler). Stir the chocolate
with a spoon until smooth, then stir in the corn syrup.
The chocolate will stiffen almost immediately but stir
completely combined. Transfer the chocolate to a sturdy
plastic bag and refrigerate until firm; the consistency will
be that of Play Dough.

When firm, the dough can be worked by kneading. If it
is too hard, cut off small pieces and knead until pliable.
If the dough sticks to the counter when rolling, lightly
spray counter or breadboard with vegetable spray or
lightly grease with vegetable oil.

Cut or form into some fun shapes... when you're finished having fun your snack will be ready!

Cream Cheese Playdough

8 oz. package of cream cheese
1/2 cup non-fat dry milk
1 tablespoon honey
crackers or bread slices

Combine cream cheese, milk and honey in a bowl and
mix until well blended. Mold sculptures on wax paper.

Storage: Unused portions MUST BE STORED in an
airtight container and kept refrigerated! Because cream
cheese is perishable, use the expiration date on the
cream cheese package as your guide for how long you
can keep this play dough.

Note: The shapes can then be placed on crackers or
bread slices, decorated with edibles (celery or carrot
slivers, raisins, dried fruit pieces, nuts, or seeds for a
healthy snack... then eat! Yummy!

Frosting Playdough

1 can frosting (any flavor)
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Mix together until dough reaches desired consistency
Storage: When not using, MUST be stored in an airtight
container and refrigerated. Next time you want to use it,
let it come to room temperature for pliable dough

~A Lil Enchanted~

Today's Freebies!

Get a Free Red or Green Tote Bag from Mantra Energy!

Free Bodiheat pad for pain relief!

Free Sample Kotex Overnight Pads with Wings and Coupons for Kotex products.

Get a great sample of the Taster's Choice Stick Pack, you get 6 delicious flavors for FREE! Just sign up on the link below and you'll receive the free sample pack.

Get a free sample of Healthifeet and treat your feet! You also get a $2 coupon with your sample.

Free Don’t Bite Me! Patch Insect Repellent

~A Lil Enchanted~


I'm already getting freebies in the mail that I signed up for last week! Here are some more freebies that you can get as well.

Sign up to receive monthly answers and advice for all kinds of parenting challenges, from picky eaters to night owls. By signing up, the first 5,000 people will also receive a FREE purse key hanger.

Free sample of glue dots (tell them you want to try them for scrapbooking!)

This ceramic mug, branded with the official "Tom's Friend" logo, is being given away courtesy of the Tom's Friend website.

This 11 oz. mug is two-toned (black on the inside), comfortable in the hand, microwaveable and dishwasher safe!

FREE sample of this amazing seeded, plantable paper that grows

Get a sample of the new Crest Whitening Strips!

Try the new AVEENO NOURISH+ Hair Care Collection!

Receive a free sample of Halle perfume by Halle Berry

~A Lil Enchanted~

So yes this is how my house looked yesterday after taking Mother's day off. It will take me days just to get my house back to the state of things I already needed to clean before I took a day off. And it certainly didn't help that our water pipe broke yesterday. I realized something was wrong when the washing machine stopped at the rinse cycle.... but I thought we didn't have water because maybe they were working on the lines down the road. After 2 hours I called my son who lives down the street and confirmed that their water was working fine. I walk out the back door to go ask across the street and there is water gushing under my house. Great! This has been gushing for 2 hours! Our water bill will be sky high next month! So I rush into the house... get the pliers and go down to the road to shut off the water. As soon as I do hubby gets home from his interview. So we finally get the pipe repaired around 7:30 p.m. after 2 trips... of course... to the hardware store. You know you can never make just one trip when you're doing an emergency repair! So now it's almost bedtime for Steffie and we've had no dinner. Good thing we had hot dogs handy.... they're a quick and easy fix. And though there is never a good day to have something like this happen... at least it happened on a day when hubby was off work and home to fix it.

Hubby went for a second interview today and we'll most likely hear something back tomorrow. They have really pursued him for this company... so it looks very positive. However... it also looks like we won't be making that move to New Orleans any time soon if he takes this position... but still possibly in the future.

My day will be spent cleaning... doing laundry that I didn't get done yesterday... spending time with Steffie... and working online.... clicking my lil fingers as fast as I can click.

I'm a lil disappointed that I've spent so much time on my blog and I only have 2 followers (one is my hubby)... so if you like my blog please become a follower.

~A Lil Enchanted~

Fun and Educational Web Sites!

I found a few web sites that Moms and especially homeschoolers might be interested in... check them out and see if you and your kids might find them fun and useful.

Visit Kid Concotions to find a fun monthly science experiment. At this time you only get one each month but maybe in the future they will give access to past experiments... that is my hope for this site anyways. And it's free to join the club so go ahead and sign up!

Visit Childrens Storybooks Online offers books that your kids can read online. So if you're going on a trip and you have a laptop this is something your kids might enjoy doing to keep them entertained. Each story also has riddles and games. The kids can have fun while they learn!

A to Z Teacher Stuff is a huge source of free teaching materials. You can search based on grade level, subject and theme so you're bound to find something useful for whatever lesson your are working on. This is great for homeschoolers... but also for Moms who just want to find a fun project for your child... or who wants to give their child a lil extra tutoring on any subject.

Have Fun!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Monday, May 11, 2009

My Tot Clock Giveaway!

Mama's Money Savers is teaming up with My Tot Clock to give away one of these awesome clocks for lil ones! You have to see this clock... it has so many features you'll definitely want one. It plays bedtime stories... lullabyes... white noise... wake up music.. has a night light... timers... and kids love it! So click on over there and enter to win!

~A LilEnchanted~

Win a $25 Gift Certificate to Cute Clips and More!

Go Graham Go is teaming up with Cute Clips and More to give away a $25 gift certificate!

Cute Clips and More has some amazing personalized items for Moms and kids.... clothing... lunch boxes... baby items... and more. And of course they have some really cute hair clips!

So click on over there to enter the drawing!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Win the Complete 5 Book Dr. Hippo Set!

Go Graham Go and Dr. Hippo have teamed up to give away a this set of books to some lucky family! These books are written by Dr. Charlotte Cowan who is a pediatrician with three children of her own. Every Dr. Hippo book comes with a guide for parents that details all the facts and tips about the particular illness covered in the book.

These books would be great for helping children understand what they're feeling when they are feeling under the weather.

So click on over there and sign up to win!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Monday Again...

Ok.... oddly enough my whole list of blogs magically reappeared... just as they magically disappeared. How odd is that?! But thank goodness they're back.

Hubby is gone for a job interview and hopefully will get offered a nice increase in salary. He's wanting very badly to relocate to New Orleans and this company would make that even more of a possibility. I am a lil iffy on the whole moving thing. I hate to move... and moving a long distance is even harder than moving locally. We've been in this house for 9 years... but before that we moved quite a bit. The worst part is the packing... and since this would fall 90% on me.... I do not look forward to it.

Several years ago I wanted to move and he didn't.... so we stayed. Now I still kinda want to move.... but I also dread it. So a decision needs to made... and the Libra rising in me is having a really tough time making a decision. The Scorpio in me really dislikes the Libra because of this flippy floppy decision making it brings. But once I finally do make up my mind... it is set. So we'll see how this turns out.

~A Lil Enchanted~

OMG! My Blogs Are Gone!

Every blog that I was following is gone from my list! What happened? Did this happen to anyone else? Now I have to try to remember what they all were : (

I am not a happy camper. Is this a nice thing to do to someone on a Monday? On the Monday after Mother's Day?

I told you I hate Mercury Retrograde!

Damn you Mercury Retrograde... damn you... damn you... damn you!

The Scorpio is raging!

~A Lil Enchanted~

Sunday, May 10, 2009

What A Mom Really Wants For Mother's Day

I Just wanted to wish all of the Moms out there a Happy Mother's Day..... I hope you all had a great one!

And for you Dads and Kids... I thought I would share a few tips on what a Mom really wants for Mother's Day. I guess maybe I should have done this list before Mother's Day... but I didn't want to seem as though I was dropping not so subtle hints to my own husband and kids. Maybe this will be of help to you next Mother's Day!

What A Mom Really Wants For Mother's Day

1. To sleep in
2. To wake up to a clean house that she didn't have to clean
3. To eat food that she didn't have to cook
4. To not have to clean up the mess
5. To not have to do any housework of any kind today
6. To not have to clean up poop today.... be it from the kids or the animals
7. To not have to listen to anyone whine
8. To get lots of hugs and kisses and I love you's
9. To do something fun with her family
10. To spend time with her own Mother

I was fortunate enough to get about half of these today..... along with some beautiful tulips and a card from my kids. So thank you to my sweet family for all that you did to make my Mother's Day a nice one! I love you!

~A Lil Enchanted~