Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Things can sometimes be worse...think about it.

So sometimes we get wrapped up in what's happening to us.  Yes, it really sucks that my adult bonus kids and the 14 year old have disowned their dad & myself.  It hurts my heart and my son is hurting.  But when I think about how things could be much worse, we could have bigger fish to fry - like serious illness, I stop and think ya know, I really can't feel sorry for myself.  I just read this article by Jada Pinkett Smith who is losing her hair & it brought me right back to that...

Pinkett Smith said she tried to put the problem in perspective. “I really had to put it into a spiritual perspective, like the higher power takes so much from people. People are out here with cancer. People have sick children. I watch the higher power take things every day,” she explained. Looking at it from that context “really did settle me,” she added.

Saturday, January 6, 2018


Grandbabies…sometimes they come
about in the most unlikely of ways.  Getting to know this little sweetie of ours in 2017 was such a joy!

Smiles, first teeth, giggles, chunky cheeks and chunky legs!  You have such a sweet personality and it’s been an honor to be there to watch you grow and change in your first year. 

You are so loved and will never want for anything! The love of an amazing Mama who truly puts you before herself, a father figure who has been there every step of the way and 4 grandparents who see you for the sweet girl that you are!  

Friday, February 24, 2017

Another grandbaby to love on...Jacelyn Rose

It's a girl!  Bryan just found out that he's a daddy on January 24th!  This sweet little nugget was born on December 20th.  Such a pretty baby!  He got to meet his baby girl for the first time last Sunday when he got home for leave after his deployment.  

He brought her over to meet her Papa Dave and it was love at first sight! 

Be a Pineapple...

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Monday, January 30, 2017

January Plunder Posse

Just one more day left to snag this months featured Plunder Posse Piece!

What is Plunder Posse?
Have you heard of Ipsy? At Plunder Design we have the Plunder Posse! It is a monthly autoship jewelry club! You are guaranteed 1-3 exclusive pieces that are not sold in the catalog.

For Only $25- tax and shipping included in the price! Try it out today! You can cancel at anytime! Find me on FB at Vintage Jewlery Chick or you can shop direct at 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A new kind of journal for the new year!

As I was playing around on Pinterest this morning & supposed to be looking for my potato soup recipe (forever getting sidetracked on here like I do) I saw some ideas to make your marriage stronger & conversation starters.  I thought how fun would it be to have a journal where you write back and forth to each other.  

Check out my board on Pinterest for marriage.  I'm photosnappinmama on Pinterest

Monday, January 2, 2017

January is a great time to start your Plunder journey!

This month you could start your Plunder virtually for free? Plunder is offering you a rebate on beginning the adventure of a lifetime by joining this month.  You will also snag 3 extra pieces of Plunder jewelry by doing so!  WIN, WIN, and WIN!  So what is holding you back? With in your first 90 days, you could have a team of at least 3 girls, a cash bonus deposited into your checking account, a refund on the way for your starter kit, an additional $100 in Plunderfully picked jewelry, along with $180 in free Plunder Marketing tools- not to mention the earnings from your sales, happy mail, and incentives you could potentially win. So what is it exactly that is holding you back?  
Take some time, research us, look at our comp plan- which never caps- it's time for you to invest in yourself! Im ready to help you reach the goals you set for yourself and I might just challenge you to something larger that you CAN EASILY ACCOMPLISH! Have a little faith in yourself- from the heart of a small town girl to yours, WHATCHA WAITIN' FOR?

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Out with the old and in with the new...

So I sit here on the last morning of 2016 thinking about this past year and what is to come in 2017.  I think the fun times and memories made, the new life that was added to our family, the lessons learned and how the devil chose to shake us.  I think of the new beginnings that also came to us this past year.  I know this sounds stupid, but yesterday I was thinking how I think of 6 as the devil’s number & 7 as Jesus’ number.  I am hopeful that 2017 will be even better than 2016. 

Each year is a new beginning in my book.  Hopes for 2017:
·         A life change for health and I will shed the extra (weight AND stuff).
·         I’m cleaning out & will be scaling back on the stuff that we have. 
·         I pray for peace and quiet in my husband’s head and heart every day and I hope he can experience more of that in 2017. 
·         I pay for positivity to come into his hearts of two closest to me.  Life is so much easier and happier when you think positive.  Change your thinking, change your outlook – change your life. 
·         More time as a family – games, movies and just time together.  These years will be gone before we know it.  Just 4 ½ more years and Paige will graduate. 6 ½ and Tanner too will be gone.
·         More time for Dave and I.  Quiet time together with just us, and quiet time spent in a devotional.
·         Building my Plunder business to where I can really contribute to our families finances, pay for a family vacation, pay for a 2nd honeymoon for Dave & I.  I want to help the girls on my team to be successful and building their own business’ and their dreams for their business’. 

I pray that I can calm my own mind and settle the scattered that is in there.  I need to focus and quiet my mind.  The older I get the harder that seems to be.  Talking with a resident yesterday who sounds like her career path was similar to what mine has been/is.  She said not to let the stress get me because that was what brought on her strokes.  She is no longer able to do what she used too.  She has a hard time even just writing now due to the strokes.  Her stressful jobs definitely have taken their toll on her quality of life.  I do not want that for myself.  It also leads me to thinking about how I’ve missed out on the Noon Years Eve party today at church.  I planned the first one in 2014 going into 2015 and it was a total blast!  I then did it again last year, but when asked if I was doing it this year, I passed it up because I knew that all the pressure that was on me at work and how much I had on my mind, I couldn’t have one more thing to have to think about doing.  I just didn’t have the energy or the capacity for another thing in my head.  Makes me really sad too because life is short & you know your company doesn’t value you as much as you give to your job.  Or I don’t feel like mine does.  Makes me sad, but that is what I feel about the corporate world.  We are just another face/body running the offices. 

I am hopeful of all that 2017 has in store for our family!  For my marriage, my husband, my son, my bonus kids, my grandkids and for my personal growth.  I love this life I have been given.  The good and the bad, the success’s and the failures.  Everything has made me who I am and had brought me to where I am today.  I pray for much success for our careers in 2017, continued good health, positive minds, good grades, feelings of fitting in and good friendships, building stronger relationships with God, being better friends to others, being a better wife for me, a better husband for Dave, better parents for both of us. 

I will be intentional with my time and where it is given in 2017.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Have a Plunderful Christmas!

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Plunder's Black Friday pretties!

All of these gorgeous pieces at AMAZING prices will be available tomorrow morning, Black Friday, November 25, 2016 starting at:


Want to order on your own? Visit:

 At $6 less, these magnetic cuffs are a perfect add to our blingy ones!

 Lottie is THE statement piece to have!  You can’t beat it at $25!  Plunder has pearl and antique gold earrings and necklaces to pair perfectly with this gorgeous piece! 
This cuff and pendant are a steal at $16! We've got other pendants that you can purchase for just $12 to swap out and enjoy for the rest of the year!