Wednesday, December 14, 2011


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Couponing Cont'd

COUPONING...So I have been inspired to coupon. There really is alot of money to save and my motto Why pay more when you can pay less!!! I have been organizing my coupon notebook and have already started using my coupons. Typically at the store the other bill would have been $30.00 and I paid $16.00...that is a savings!!! There is alot I can do with this make more money...enrich our lives...etc...Do you coupon? Any advice is welcome, since I'm a newby. What is everyones opinion on organic versus non organic? I have some pics to post of my coupon notebook! I'm so proud:) Saving one penny at a time:)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rainy Day

I just love rainy days. They give you that excuse to lounge around in your PJ's...without the guilt. One of my favorite sounds in the world ...melodies of raindrops. In the Hassouneh house we find all sorts of activities to occupy our slow moving rainy clocks:) Varieties of sleep, food, TV, coloring, cleaning, and laundry makes the clock tic. I especially love wet days for reading and trying to craft. I so want to be Betty Crocker...the romance of homemaker is alluring. There really is no other job as fulfilling as family, even on days you may feel loopy. And I admit I have those days, but then I remember the cooperate world. I will gladly take an apron over heels anytime. Well... off to snuggle with the lo vies on this fab drizzly day.

What do you do on rainy days?

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Peace

Today has been a wonderful day...I received a early that will benefit all the family...In Gods grace all goes well...housekeeping was the order of the and resolving business issues...there always is alot of housekeeping isn't there? Housekeeping is referred to in homes,  emotions, business...etc...anyway...It took some warm Christmasy pics enjoy...and Happy Holidays:)

Thursday, December 8, 2011


I really had know idea how addicting blogging can be...I'm really lovin it...even more than facebook. Truth be told...I'm tired of facebook...don't tell anyone. :)

Today "M" and I went Christmas shopping...we had so much fun. I'm so excited about Christmas morning...growing up mom made sure the toys were displayed perfectly...I still remember the year I got my smurf! I still have it!!! Love the holidays. There is an air of kindness, peace, and family. I have missed that alot the last several years with "J" being sick. Now however GAME ON..."J" is doing wonderful...thank you Lord! So this house is ready for some holiday spirit!!! My parents are coming "down" we have lots of plans...involving cookies, Ginger Bread houses, popcorn, hot chocolate...mmm...give me a little time and I find more to add:)

Speaking of holiday spirit...Ramadan and Christmas there about more than gifts though...I know this and have many items weighing on my heart... you find yourself always asking God for "something?" I do ...let me be honest...and I know this is promise to my Lord stop.
...abundance...I really can see how easy it is to want to give your children everything...however this isn't good for them, the family, and finances. So I "stopped" with Christmas shopping for the girls. They are going to have more than enough. There are more items, but they are I lift all my weaknesses up to God and pray for changing and forgiveness!

I pray that you all have a wonderful Christmas, plenty of gratitude, and just the right amount of abundance.


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Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Today was picture day...I know kinda late for holiday pics...what can I say? I seem to be chasing my tail right now...and apparantly Santa is visiting soon...and mommy isn't exactly ready...patience Santa please...I'll leave you more cookies:)
Okay so pictures...Jasmine wanted to run around the studio...Maria refused to smile...she actually looked rather ticked off =/ thats my when we could get "J" to smile..."M" refused...then when "M" finally smiled "J" decided to leave mid I am sounding like some crazy loon...come back J...M smile...all while I'm singing, tickling, and clapping to get them to the end we settled for the best we could do...
I also cannot figure out why I can't shake this cold...1 week now...still sick and OMG I'm sweating like a pig??? Why??? I hope this cold goes away soon...please God!
Well going for now...hoping all of you are warming up for the holidays:)

Monday, December 5, 2011

First Time

Okay... my husband has the children today:) I believe this is the first time I have had a day to myself in two years...maybe more...I begged him not to lose my babies:) ...He took "j" to school and "m" is hanging with dad today at you would think I have a spa day planned...Oh no...I have been sick for two days sleep food:(...I guess the croup found me...I did manage to get the tree up...don't know how long it will survive j &m...and the dog...just wanted to drop a note...
well back to bed...with my tissue and meds:(

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Count Down

Christmas tree up...decorations coming along...I'm so excited!!! My sweet little girls will awake Christmas morning with surprises!! Ramadan and Christmas are the sweetest times of the year...have you noticed how people seem happy and at peace...why is it so different the rest of the year? I'm also excited to get their pictures made..."J" and "M" sure are the best gifts I have every or could hope to receive....I love you both so very much!!! Thanks for allowing me to be your mother!
Your Mom