Friday, January 28, 2011

Help....Im Trapped!!!

Ok....Im supposed to be doing a lil jig bc its Friday

The SICK is STILL here :(

The dr said it is just a virus and has to run its course and that it can last anywhere from 3-10 days! 10 days??? Are you kidding me??? You know me.....I start thinking and worrying and came to realization that if all of my kids catch this BUG we could be trapped in this SICK for 30 days???????????

That is an eternity of SICK!! Please, Please be praying no one else catches this!!
Please, for the love of GOD!

Ok so I didnt blog yesterday.....It was a BUSY, BUSY day.
Bible Study : Check
And.....I must say it was AWESOME. I hardly spoke a word. I sat back and took everything in. Listened as several women told their stories and tried to grasp the hurt they were feeling. I pray, Lord, for you to wrap your arms around them today & everyday. They are beautiful women with the most touching of stories. Lord.....without speaking a word yesterday....without telling you and the other women out loud how I was feeling, you put my life into perspective so blountly and showed me something I had been needing to see for a while. Thank You....and thanks to the women of the study! 
I'm LOVING it!!

Upward Pictures & Practice: Check
Somehow we managed to get through pics and practice!! 2 sick kids and 1 out of town, bummer:(
Hopefully everyone is better by Saturday.....Love to see my Bears play.
(Saturday will be day 5 of sick.....fingers crossed)
Thanks Chad for your help with practice!!!

Bears......dont forget to eat your Wheaties.....we have some hoopin to do!!

Willow House Party: Check

It was an awesome party!! January is a GREAT month to host!!
Hostesses receive SUPER REWARDS!!

Check out my website and book your party today.
February has some awesome surprises!!!

OKAY.....on to today :)

I'm gonna attempt to head to

Sick kid and all.....
I'll bring the Germ-X and Clorox wipes for the buggy, I promise!!

I need to swing by there and buy some stuff for this weekend since it looks as though I'll be couped up in the house!! Im gonna start on the #number# canvas!! I'm super excited about it!! Its gonna be great!! I've got it all mapped out!! I love that its gonna be so personal!!
Here it is again in case you forgot!!

And instead of paying $299 at Pottery Barn Im headed out with this BAD BOY!


Next stop....Bath & Body Works!

I need hand soap!
Today it is 7 for $20

Mmmmmm....Love their soap & their sales!!

BTW....this works great in the Willow House Soap Dispenser!

Check it out!!

Ok....last stop
Tutti Frutti

I think my boy needs a little....TLC!!
Mommy could use some too!!

Just a little runnin around to get ous out of the house!! We need it! Tomorrow we will be in and out and working on projects!! I'll post pics for you to see!!

Have a great weekend from smithpartyofive!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The HALF-way Marker....

Its Wednesday, Hump Day, The half-way marker!!Its almost FRIDAY!!
(doing the HAPPY dance now)!!

It has been a challenging week for this smithpartyofive!! SICK BABIES!! Boooo :(

As of now...this is the scent of choice lingering in our halls!!

Anyone who knows me knows I-HATE-SICK!!
So we are praying today ends the sick streak and we can move on! There is alot going on this evening & the rest of this week. There is no time for laying around!!

SOOOO...The whole house is napping and here I sit making lists of what I need to do & blogging!!
Imagine that ;)
Tonight we have Gymnastics & Dance! Tomorrow morning we have Bible Study. Tomorrow afternoon we have Upward Pics & Practice and a Willow House Party. Friday, Saturday & Sunday are also full of Willow House parties (yay me!), Basketball Game, Birthday Parties, Dance, etc!!
This is a piece of cake as long as the SICK is GONE!!
Praying again!!

Ok now that I've gotten that off my chest....we can chit chat!!

I started a new Bible Study last Thursday!! I will admit I just now found the time to sit down and start my reading and homework! oops! But I am LOVING it!! This is an awesome book and its only Chapter 1. I think she is talking to me!! How does she know me so well??
 Ive even read ahead and Oh My.....this entire book is about me! Yikes....can we say SCARY!!
It is called....
This Isn't The Life I Signed Up For....

This is a 10 week journey I am going on with a group of amazing christian women. I am so eager to see how God works in my life through this book!
On the first page she says....

Hey, God, this isn't the life I signed up for! I specifically remember signing up for great parents, a great marriage, and great kids who rise up and call me blessed. I signed up for lifelong friendships, thin thighs, and vibrant health. Instead, I find myself in the middle of the life I DIDN'T sign up for. What's going on here?

No one signs up for the challenges of life, but in the real world, heartache is inevitable.

Hello......I never looked at it like that!! I gotta keep reading!!

I'd like to share with you today one of my very FAVES......
 You have to sign up for Groop Dealz!

Everyday you will receive an email with something one-of-a-kind for an awesome price!

Today they have this adorable burlap pillow...

Did I mention I HEART BURLAP????

I just had to have this....dont miss out....get one for yourself!! The deals only last 24 hours!!

Ok.....short post today.....but you understand, RIGHT? You saw that list of things I have to prepare for!! Be sure if you are reading, you are following!!
So leave me some!!

Until tomorrow.....Peace & Hair Grease!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesdays Tips.......

Tuesday....Oh Tuesday....Oh how I love thee (bc at least you arent Monday)!!!

Well today I am feeling a bit like the kids on the Cat & The Hat.....

Its too wet to play so I'll stay in the house on this cold, cold, wet day!!!

Scratch that ~ on to the fun stuff....TIPS!!

#1 Tuesday Tasty Treat

On the Menu:
Baked Pork Chops
Fresh Asparagus


  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 6 pork chops, trimmed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, thoroughly blend soy sauce, vegetable oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and ketchup.
  3. Place pork chops in a medium baking dish, and spread with 1/2 the sauce.
  4. Bake pork chops 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn, and spread with remaining sauce. Continue baking 30 minutes, or until internal temperature of the chops has reached 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Baked Asparagus with Cheese

  • 1 lb. fresh asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 1 T. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar of Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 2 T. bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. butter or margarine
Preparation -
Spray a shallow baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the asparagus spears in the pan . Drizzle olive oil over the asparagus. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, then with bread crumbs. Dot with butter or margerine. Bake, uncovered, at 425ยบ for about 15 minutes or until asparagus is tender.

#2 Tuesday Trends

I cant wait to call Lauren over at La Dolce Vida and see if she will be getting these in!!

Humanity Come Together Cuff

I love how they added a little more bling and changed from a "hard-to-clasp" to a cuff!!
Gotta Have It!!

#3 Tuesday Tunes

I gotta say in my head today is Ru Paul....

Check it out......SSCD Dancers are ROCKIN this song!!
Dont Be Jealous of My Boogie!!!

Im also diggin the new Britney Spears......
"Hold It Against Me"

One more....I find myself Jammin in the car when Kenny Chesney comes on singin "Somewhere With You"

#4 Tuesday T.V. Talk

Who watched The Bachelor last night?

Brad Womack....What a HUNK!!

Brad....what are you thinking??? Ditch Michelle NOW!! It kinda makes me wonder if shows like this are real....I mean, Can he not see how COO-COO she is?? Im really thinking if we arent careful ~ her head is going to spin very soon!!
I HEART EMILY!! She is so precious and genuine!!
Wasnt that little duplicate date so romantic??

#5 Tuesday Take-Care

One last tip today....a simple way to take care of your hands!!

Sally Hansens NEW Salon Effects

You must, must, must try this!! Its super easy and last for days!!

It comes in so many amazing patterns & solids!! My daughter found it and tried it first and I was shocked at its durability & lasting effect!!
I tried it on 1 nail and couldnt get it off!! Its that good!! Give it a try!! You wont be disappointed!!

Time to get my clean on!! We'll talk tomorrow!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

What the FRENCH........

So it's Monday, it's raining and still cold! I am SO over it!! I have lived in my new home for exactly one month and have yet to complete one DIY project due to the unpredictable Houston weather!!

I am inspired by so many things going on in blog-land and feel like I cant get anything done myself!!

Its a mixture I guess between having a super crazy one year old that gets into everything and the weather in which I refuse to take him out in!! So during the day while the big sis and bro are at school he & I have been couped up indoors!!

I need to go scout out garage sales, resale shops, thrift stores & goodwill!! I need so many things to fill empty are some of my inspirations from other blogs!

Thrifty Decor Chick has this in her living room!! Her Craigslist find and DIY redo looks fab and chic! I want something similar but I think I'll go with  grey or an aged blue color!!

Over at Not Just a Housewife she featured this Goodwill find....Adorable!! I heart burlap and monogramming. This is a quick fix to an old lamp and brings personality to your living room! Im on a mission!!

Pottery Barn is just eyecandy....plain and simple!! But unfortunately it is a little out of budget for this partyofive! I will splurge every now & then but I'd much rather a ~HOMEGOODS~ or ~TARGET~ look-alike!! But I want, want, want this Number Canvas....for not, not, not the $299 PB price!! So project #3 is making this canvas for my partyofive in a thrifty budget!! I want to make it out of numbers that mean something to our fam!! Bdays, Years, Ages etc.
I'll post pics as soon as I permitting!!

Isn't this FAB???? Better After featured this office chair in which I'm in dier need of!! How great would it be to find a $10 Goodwill chair and recover it in am awesome Black & White Damask print!! YES :)

Come on girls.........lets go shopping!! Goodwill.....It Is!!!

Ok....cross your fingers for better weather!! I have projects to start and FINISH!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

TGIS......bc we heart Saturdays!!!!

Saturday is my all time FAVE!!
The day you get to sleep in and spend all day with your family!!
Ahhhhh........doesnt get much better than that!! Except it hardly ever happens that way!!
Sooooooo~we are up bright and early today to take this day on!!
Today I awoke to the sound of a screeeeeeeching alarm clock!!! Oh how I hate alarm clocks!! But I must say waking up knowing I'm headed to coach the Jr.Bears puts a great big smile :) on my face!!!
I am sooooo very proud of my Upward Basketball Team aka the Jr Bears!!

They are a ROCKIN KINDER TEAM!! They give it their all each every time they are on the court!! Most importantly they all are eager to learn scripture and serve our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN SISTA!!!
Here is my little athlete playing the game!!

Basketball is over....sister is at dance.....tummies are full!!

Now for the Saturday festivities!!
On the agenda.....
#1~A Garage Over-Haul!!

Oh How I would L-O-V-E a garage that looked like this! A girl can dream, cant she!!!


My very very least fave thing to do.....However its piling up and its too cold to hang out outside so,

If you have never used this detergent.....get it NOW....before you even start weekend chores!!
It is the BOMB.COM!!!
You can smell the freshness from under the laundry room door!! It lingers in your closet after your clothes are hung and best of all my hubby swears when he goes to work people ask what his wife uses to wash his clothes....Ha as if I'm some domestic genius!!


I would love to cuddle up and watch a movie tonight and light our very first fire in our new home!! Maybe have a light dinner and a glass of Sangria Wine!!
Once again I must be dreaming bc this never happens but I always plan on it!!



What are all of you up to today?? I'd love to hear about your day!! Comment me!!

Until we talk again....Muah :)

Friday, January 21, 2011

The people I call FRENZ......

Boy....Am I a lucky girl!! I have been blessed with a circle of friends that have an abundance of awesomeness!! Somehow I have managed to build relationships with amazing women who have soared to amazing heights reaching their goals!

Lots of my gal pals are entrepreneurs.....

I am proud to BRAG on them and share their arts, talents & passions with you!

#1~ (Without a doubt my #1) My Bestie, My Confidant, My Nearest & Dearest
Meet Amy Fain Aloma

Amy owns and operates Star Systems & Co Dance. Here she shares her passion for dance with children of all ages and walks of life . Her ability is like no other. She has shared a passion for dance with my daughter that is so dear to my heart. The relationship between them is so close and confident it makes my heart smile :) Here is my precious baby girl doing what she does best, Thanks to Mrs. Amy!!

Stop by the studio or check Amy out on the web @

#2~ My Q~

Meet Cristina Murphy

Cristina is the owner and the talented artist behind the lense over at SNAPSHOTZ PHOTOGRAHY!!
She has captured the lives and memories of so many families and shared her vision with confidence!! Her main goal is to provide a quality service at an affordable price......and she far exceeds that goal. Her images are PRICELESS.

Here is a taste of how she has managed to capture the smiles of this smithpartyofive!

Dont miss out on her Valentines Mini....

#3~ Lauren Hobbs - A Local Celebrity in our little town!!

She has brought fashion & style to our dirt road!! With her shabby boutique landing on our Farm to Market Road last year....I have seen the spunk in this small town sprout. She puts the Jazz in JAZZY!!

Check Lauren out on FACEBOOK     ~La Dolce Vida~

#4~ Asha Kenebrew

I just met Asha a few months back and feel super blessed to know her!! She is such a sweet soul and happy spirit!! Her joy is contagious!
 Asha sells Upper Case Living.....if you have never heard of it you've got to check it out!! Its TOO CUTE!! Add a custom touch to your home at a budget friendly price!!
I thought this custom design ROCKED!
 She can make anything your heart desires for your walls and save you the hassle of paint and a paintbrush!!
Check her out!

#5~ WATSON ...... Amanda Watson that is!!

This chic is ROCKIN. I had the pleasure of meeting her through Cristina!! She is awesome and we have become great friends. Amanda has a tanning business.....

Envious TAN

She offers:
$25 full body spray tan - super safe & a quick fix to these pastey white legs winter has bestowed upon us!!
She will also host an in home party for you and your closest friends....
Give her a SHOUT!!

#6 ~ Michelle Holloway

Michelle is Amandas sister!! She is a Pro at this sewing business!!

Look at her adorable creations!!

She will make anything and everything you wish!! The best part is she will clothe your boys in a hip fun way!!
Shoot her an email and start designing your Valentines Attire!!

Lastly.....heres MY newest adventure!!


I have had so much fun with this company!
 From meeting new people to making extra money to decorating my home for FREE.....
Willow House has opened my eyes to a whole new world!!
Check out my an a party.....or ask how to earn extra money!!

There are soo, soo many more!! If I left you off.....I'll make it up to you!! I promise!!
I'm super new at this blogging stuff....I'm addicted to reading them but a rookie at doing them....
so bare with me!! I'm trying!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog.....WHAT?? decided to start a blog!! If you're reading this you already know that!! So here's a little about me.....My wonderful hubby Chris works hard for me to be a stay at home momma to our 3 beautiful children Lexee 9, Jaxon 5, and Jett 1.  My babies are my LIFE!! We are busy party of 5....with DANCE <3, Sports, School, Gymnastics.....the list goes on and on!! So where am I going to find time for a blog?? You've got me!! But since I heart blogs so much I thought I'd give it a go!! 


Here are some of my faves.....

Thats my "Q" Cristina....her pics rock my sox!

This is ~Asha~She has some mad organizing skills!!

So.....I dont know Miss Thrifty but I heart her blog and all of her super fun ideas!!

Stormi will crack you up.....She is a good friend of mines daughter! Her blog is great!! She says copying isnt cute so I couldnt give you a sneek peek of her blog......but go over and FOLLOW!!

There are so many more to name.....but since I'm new to this I will stop there!!

Let me know what you think......How did I do on my 1st post?? Comments and Followers PLEASE!!