Showing posts with label Family Stuff. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family Stuff. Show all posts
1/21/2013 | By: Kristy Creighton

Cyber-Bullying Hits Home

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This is going to be a long post, but it's important. Why? Because bullying is big news right now, both in my community and in the world today. Don't believe me?

  • A local school district is dealing with a bullying incident involving a reference to the Newtown shooter and Instagram.
  • A school shooting in California seems to have been triggered by bullying.
  • Just last week, a little ten-year-old girl committed suicide because of bullying.
  • A local mom/blogger I follow had to take her daughter's case of bullying to the local news.
  • A friend of my daughter's is the victim of an on-going bullying campaign by a classmate.
  • Even my own daughter, who is successful, well-liked, and self-confident, and actually is not your normal victim-type, was the target of someone creating a porn account in her name.

Believe me, there is nothing like dealing with a situation like that head-on and in real life to learn all the ins and outs real quick. But, I'm going to share it with you - with her permission - so you can be aware and proactive.

Bullying is everywhere. And this is my daughter's story.

1/15/2013 | By: Kristy Creighton

Table, Teeth, & Treasure!

(Howdya like that aliteration, huh? LOL Just ignore me. I'm in a silly mood as I write this.)

Well, if you remember my POST yesterday, you saw the coffee table I picked up at Goodwill to replace the Ikea table that the was broken during my son's Star Wars marathon. Anyway, after we unloaded the table, I went right over to Home Depot and picked up some paint for it. As you can see, green and stained wood isn't going to work in this room:

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Sorry for the abysmal picture. LOL I snapped it on the fly awhile ago. That's The Girl Child there with her laptop. There is always someone in that room. The only thing missing is the black carpet beneath the table. But, with red, white, black, and gray as the color scheme, you can see that the table is in need of a makeover just to fit in with the d├ęcor. Unfortunately, it's also about 28 degrees here, which is seriously cramping my style.

1/14/2013 | By: Kristy Creighton

The Monday Morning "Goodwill Hunting" Report

Hi, my darlings! I know, I know. It's Monday. There's not much help for it. LOL So, grab a cup of coffee or tea, pull up a chair, and I'll show you what I did this weekend!

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I guess I should be excited that I found a solid, well-built coffee table, but the fact that I had to buy one at all is all kinds of aggravating. I'll tell you about that in a sec. But I'm super-excited about two of my other purchases this weekend!

1/07/2013 | By: Kristy Creighton

Monday "Goodwill Hunting" Report & 2012 Wrap-Up

Hi, my darlings!! This is the last day (hopefully), I'm going to be flat-out behind on my posts. LOL I'm slowly but surely getting caught up after being out-of-commission for two weeks, but with the start of the new year, I'm also just slammed with all kinds of real life stuff clamoring for my attention. It's been tough finding the time to get caught up!

That being said, I managed to squeeze in all my thrift stores this weekend, but it was SLIM PICKINS! OMG!

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12/04/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

Busy-ness and being The Sandwich Generation

Hey, gang! I'm so behind today and I'm not likely to catch up. I'm still finishing up making the bedroom livable again and I last night, I decided to hit my trash pile (yes, my trash pile) and rescue an old deck board to make a little sumthin-sumthin that I'll be posting later this week! Yes, when I dumpster-dive, I really dumpster-dive.

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10/31/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

Costume-Crazy!!


I caught this article, entitled "Costume Ideas for Parents Who Hate Their Kids", on Cracked.com (which almost always lives up to it's name for me) and, even though I’m a DIY-gal, I had to laugh, because I know how right they are. My kids would have rebelled at all of these and I would have died of embarrassment myself!
It got me to thinking, though, about all our costumes over the years, because I remember one particular meltdown by The Girl Child about ten years ago. This costume I had handmade for her oldest brother a few years before caused all hell to break loose:

Yeah, she’s smiling there. Don’t let that fool you. I probably bribed her with candy. Anyway, she had to go to preschool as a jack-o-lantern and I had a full-out rebellion on my hands. She wanted a store-bought princess costume! I wanted to utilize the costumes I had already made!

10/15/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

No Goodwill Hunting, but Holy Harley, Batman!



Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a share of the awesome fall weather we had here! It was windows open and just a touch of fall in the air! Love it!

Normally, I would have spent a good part of my weekend hitting up all my local Goodwill and thrift stores, but not this weekend. So, now, of course, I'm sitting here thinking that the most awesome whatzit ever was there and someone else got it! LOL

And why wasn't I out snatching up all the awesome finds?


My awesome, crazy, lovely, super-busy daughter - that's why!


1/30/2012 | By: Kristy Creighton

Starting a BIG Project

First of all, let me introduce you to Nano, my wonderful Scottish mother-in-law. She is the youngest 81-year-old you would ever want to meet! Unlike many of her contemporaries, Nano LOVES to change things up. That's her, trying out an iPod. LOL And when Nano wants to change things up, you're likely to arrive for dinner and find a paintbrush next to your dinner fork! LOL

This is Nano. This is Nano on an iPod.
This is also Nano's dull kitchen