April 7, 2013

It’s been too long

Posted in Home at 8:52 am by mottoblasco

So it’s been about a year but if you knew my life you would understand.  “Let me explain…no, it will take to long.  Let me sum up…(Buttercup is marrying Humperdink in little less than half an hour)” 🙂  Sidenote: I love that movie!

  • I am a stay-at-home mama
  • I have 5 kids: A-6, M-almost 5, L-3, AJ-17 mo, J-5 mo.
  • I homeschool A…when possible 😉
  • Hubby works FT
  • Bro & massive dog live in our basement
  • I just discovered i LOVE to sew & try to when possible
  • A couple friends and I are (hopefully) going to be starting an etsy shop
  • AND most importantly I love the Lord &  try to live according to his word, in every way

All that being said I enjoy blogging too.  Since I don’t have the time to sit and type I am going to TRY to ‘picture blog’ my life.  Thanks for looking!

January 22, 2012

Hello again!

Posted in Home at 3:54 am by mottoblasco

I can’t believe it’s been over a year since I last posted.  Life got so crazy I forgot about the blog almost entirely…except on those days when one of the kids did something goofy & I thought “I need to blog that one!”  Thanks to a follower 😉 I am trying to get back into blogging…I love it(even if no one but me reads it)!

In the last year we became a family of 6, minus one dog :,(, and FINALLY in a new house(which we are remodeling).  So hopefully you can understand the lack of posting.  We went without a working kitchen for months & then only a partial kitchen for a couple more months…which to be honest bit the big one!  It killed my appetite for cooking for a bit.  Now the new year has kicked in and I feel refreshed w/ a handle on this new life of ours.  The couponing has commenced as well as seeking out more natural ways of living life.  And can I just say I LOVE cloth diapering?  That will be a new thread soon…I already have some pics 🙂  Plus, it is the year for our oldest to begin Homeschooling, YEAH!

All in all, it’s an adventure and I’m glad you are here to share!

December 8, 2010

AUGH! I am experiencing technical difficulties.

Posted in Home tagged , at 3:22 pm by mottoblasco

Letting out a little frustration.  I’ve been making all kinds of good foods & lots for the first time.  Here’s my problem.  Our desktop crashed & the laptop has no room for our SD card…so no pictures.  I can post to my hearts content but no pics.  It sucks.  I promise to post pictures once we get the SD adaptor for the laptop.  Until then, I am so truly sorry!

November 29, 2010

Getting my butt in gear

Posted in Home, Mmmmmmm fooooood tagged , , , at 4:31 pm by mottoblasco

So, I’m getting that itch to make tons of new foods again.  Probably because of the holidays & the million blog & recipe sites I’m getting e-mails from with pictures of delicious looking foods.  Either way, the recipe search has begun.

This past Thanksgiving I began with Leigh’s Pumpkin Roll.  Now Leigh probably didn’t make up the recipe but she’s the one who had me addicted & in turn my Grandmother is as well.  So much so that Grandma Cos hid the last of the Pumpkin Roll from the 25 other family members & yelled at anyone who touched the plate.  🙂  This recipe will quickly follow for those who have already asked for it, stay tuned !

Also, I FINALLY got my KitchenAid mixer & was able to make my own batch of Mandy’s Sugar cookies which are the Shiz-nit!  I’m not sure I can share this recipe…because Mandy is trying  to be an up & coming baking entrepenuer.  This may be the signature!

November 4, 2010

Awesome opportunities!

Posted in Home, Mmmmmmm fooooood tagged , , , , at 3:24 pm by mottoblasco

In just 2 days I’ve been blessed to have 2 opportunities to share my knowledge to do God’s work.  First is an opportunity to help a family who has many needs and who want to know of God more.  What better way to show who God is than by helping those in need.  I am so excited and pray that this sweet family will see God’s grace thru myself & others who want to help as well.

My 2nd opportunity is to help in stocking a food pantry.  Although I cannot likely stock it alone, I have the tools that can help others learn an inexpensive way to help stock the pantry.  Again, this will help many others who are in need and pray they will see the kindness they are given is because God calls us to it & return are blessed.

October 15, 2010

The world of balancing

Posted in Home tagged , , at 4:15 pm by mottoblasco

I constantly feel as though I am balancing something.  Bills, how do I lower this bill to make up for the upcharge on this one.  Kids, nuff said.  House…here’s where I am struggling now.

My mother LOVES decorating.  My husband & I play the “what’s changed at her house” game every time we visit.  She’s an avid HGTV watcher & likes to share her knowledge.  Which is fine by me.  However, I do not have the financial means to go out and buy a new pillow for the living room or lamp for my bedroom.  I have what I have & need to make it work.

As we are preparing the house for selling next year I find myself trying to balance the thoughts ‘should I spend money on household stuff just to make it look better for selling’?  Granted it WOULD make things look better, but is it really worth it?  Shouldn’t we just worry about the house and not the stuff.  The frugal woman in me says ‘use what you have’.  But my mom & the make-things-look-better-woman in me say sometimes you have to spend.

Here’s the thing though, I REFUSE to spend if I wouldn’t want to keep it in the long run.  Mom, doesn’t care.  It’s all about presentation and appearances.  Buy now, sell later.  The other thing is that our house is not in the $300,000 or even $200,000 range.  We’ll be lucky if we get $80,000.  So, now you tell me…is it worth spending on decor/ furniture we don’t need just to help sell.  Is our world so messed up that looking at other peoples things will help us decide if we would like to buy a house?

For now(and always really), I am just praying that the Lord will lead a buyer to us, regardless of how HGTV would “Rate my space” and lead us to our next house.

October 3, 2010

No more excuses

Posted in Home, My writings tagged , , at 9:23 pm by mottoblasco

You know how you come to a point when enough is enough.  You are tired of living with the monotony of the day-to-day stuff?  Mostly, tired of making excuses for why that bible hasn’t gotten off the shelf in a month, aside from church(boo to ‘Sunday’ Christianity).  I’m in that place.  I am tired of saying I don’t have time and I’m going to make time.  Don’t get me wrong, I love God & pray & praise daily, but the Bible or even a daily devoted time is non-existent.  So here I am, putting it out there that I refuse to let that continue.

John & I have talked about it many times because we go thru stages where the kids get more demanding, then less demanding, then more demanding &  back again.  But we know Christ deserves so much more than that.  Family night will now commence.  Every Tuesday night we will not watch TV/Movies, etc.  We will play with the kids(duh), do Gracie Games, but most important study & read Bible stories & pray with them.  These things aren’t uncommon but we want to be more purposeful about it.  Also, after they go to sleep it’s our turn to pray, study, talk, worship, together.

Please pray for us that we continue to seek putting him first, because we all know how hard it is in our fallen state.  A men

August 3, 2010

In the beginning…

Posted in Home at 2:20 am by mottoblasco

…there was a blog.  It started out slow but the content grew & many grew to love it(that’s you).

The desires of my heart are the different areas on this blog.  As my desires grow and change this blog will too.  I had to switch from a different site because it did not grow with my needs.

My heart desires God: first and foremost & to think of him with my every breath.  My heart desires our children: the enjoyment of them  teaching & growing with them.  My heart desires to do my part in this world: to take care of it because it has been entrusted to us by God.  My heart desires to take care of my body: to be healthy & teach my family to do the same.