12/2/09

Pretty Organizer Revealed on the 5 O'clock News... an I SPY Game

Shhhh..... they use my real name...... don't tell anyone.  If you're an axe murderer, I have 6 children; 2 of those children are teenagers and dream of the day they can put all of their "how to kill a home invader using two fingers and the right pressure points" skills to use (those skills aren't allowed in the house).   The husband, he's an Eagle Scout with 13 years of wrestling kids under his belt.  You don't want to come near our house.

Let's play I Spy....
Can you find...

  • A crock pot on my counter... oops thought I put that away.
  • A half revived, half rotting jar of cilantro on the counter.... oops thought I cleared that too.
  • Brown bananas on the counter.... yep, never got that bread going.
  • Crap all over my office file cabinet... the camera team had a gag order to not film or speak of the condition of the rest of the room.
  • A FREE tree to replace THIS ONE decorated with $15 worth of Walmart Plastic bulbs, and $6 worth of Dollar Tree stuff and tea cups and gold spoons pillaged from my china set wired to the limbs?  After 14 years of marriage this is my first matching grown up tree. Yes, the tree was my greatest joy today.
  • My second chin and the 20 lbs I THOUGHT I lost.
  • Grey hair. Um... I had to part my hair on the wrong side to avoid looking like my Grandma.
  • TALKING WITH MY EYES CLOSED!!!  Geesh, I look like a goon.  Can you tell I went to bed at 1 AM the night before?

Deadline for ordering is Dec. 10th.  We're cranking the prices up to the full $8 on Monday because I'm pooped and need to feel like I'm making a million dollars for operating on 5 hours of sleep a night.  SO, get ordering and spread the word before the weekend!  

20 comments:

Natasha said...

That is such a lovely story and your home looks just beautiful. You also look really fabulous-I don't know what you were talking about!

Congratulations on this well-deserved publicity!

Best wishes, Natasha.

kenziekylanmom said...

I did play I spy but I didn't spy any of the things you were posting about, all I spied was one inSPIring person! I thoughtthat was great and you and your house looked great!

ness said...

Wow! That is awesome. I can't believe you made the news, way to go!

I did not spy any of those items either:)

Pam said...

Congratulations on the news clip! That is very exciting! Do you know that I did not notice ONE of those things you listed? All I saw was a beautiful woman with a huge heart and a rocking set of kitchen cabinets!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Actually, even though you mentioned it I didn't notice any of the things you listed! You looked and sounded wonderful! Hmmmm, is that right? You have the same initials as Santa Claus . . .

Jane In The Jungle said...

Yay Pretty!!!
That is awesome and girl, your kitchen looked fine!!
LOVED IT!!

Pretty Organizer said...

Oh you guys are sweeties! I have to admit, the I Spy Game was a little unfair unless you're a vampire and can see things in split seconds:) Thanks for the kind notes girls.

SHURTER'S :) said...

That was wonderful!!! You are way too hard on yourself! It was great! :)

The JAMC Johnsons said...

When I saw you on the news I told my husband, "I know her! That's Amber's sister!" Then I had to explain that I don't actually personally know you, but I read your blog. You and your house look fabulous!

MaRiN said...

OMG! How crazy, I didn't realize you lived "near" me. I too live in the east valley but some how missed you on the news! Way to go!

StephanieinSD said...

You know what I noticed watching this video? How lovely you and your family are, and how wonderfully touching this story was.

I'm sorry, I tried my very best to spy a crock pot, bananas, goons, but just didn't see them. :)

I'm off to find a PB & J ... THAT I did notice! And it made me hungry! :)

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I thought you looked great! What a beautiful family you have. I didn't even notice all the I SPY things you mentioned...I almost need to go back and see it again to play. :) I think that is such a great thing you are doing and love hearing that you are having Jesus and Santa combined in the letter. You are truly amazing with all that you have going on and giving so much of your time to others. Thank you. Have a wonderful day!

Hugs and love,
~Victoria~

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A Mother Heart said...

I've been following your blog for a little while, but I don't think I've commented before. I love your blog...you have great ideas! And I loved that video...all this time I've been checking on your blog I didn't realize we were nearly neighbors. I'm in the East Valley too.
But I promise that I'm not an axe murderer. And I'm sure your kids could take me if they tried. :)
I'm another mom like yourself who is just trying to keep everything and everyone going!
Keep up the good blog!

Jared, Brittany & Charlotte said...

You mean you're a real-live person?!

Lisa said...

Wow and genuine TV celebrity! Kudos to you for being a real life mom. If we wanted to see model homes and people we can watch HGTV! You are beautiful, as are your family and home.

Jenna said...

We would be good friends because I didn't notice one thing! Your letters are a great idea.

~Tami said...

Wow, a pretty face to go with one of my favorite blog writers!

My kiddos know that Santa is a hoax, but your idea of sharing Christ through a Santa letter is a great idea to reach so many kiddos out there!

May God bless you in this!

Melanie said...

How great is that. Wonderful story and I think that you did a great job. Don't be so hard on yourself. You looked great and you spoke very well. Congrats.

Myrnie said...

You are so funny...and brave!! I've seen enough videos of me performing that I KNOW the camera is not my friend :)

Great job!!

 
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