Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I really enjoy participating in this linky party!
I've been wondering since last week
what my picture this week would look like!

I wasn't sure...
I didn't want it to be too 'planned'.
I wanted to know!

Just as I was about to pass until next week
I decided to check my Pinterest account....
& wouldn't you know it-

Right in front of me was the moment I had been waiting for!
At the very moment I took this screen shot on my iPhone
I knew He was telling me to listen!

a screen shot from my iPhone

This moment & this picture & these lyrics FOUND me-
on Pinterest of all places!
I'm so thankful I  found this artist!
Her music is beautiful!

Listen & Enjoy

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Free St.Patrick's Day Prints

I love taking pictures, editing pictures &
making fun, cute things to print.

I thought I would attempt something cute
for St.Patrick's Day!

Obviously, I'm not all that fancy
when it comes to some of this blog stuff.

Easy Button = I think you should be able to
Right Click, Save, & Print.
If that doesn't work email me and I'll
send you an attachment.

These were designed as 5x7 prints ...

I'm certain  your favorite School Nurse would
love to get one of these-
there is white space on the bottom for
your child to sign their name!

I hope someone uses at least one of these
& would love to hear from you!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Each Day I'm Reminded...

Here is a stack of cards-
each card represents a student who I helped the other morning!
Each day I'm reminded that many
of these students might be sent to see me.

They think they are coming to the office for help;
maybe they are really there to offer some sort of help?

The real reason for some office visits
might not be fully understood until later... much later...

Linking Up To:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

We Ended a Long Term Relationship

It's true... My husband and I ended a long-term relationship!
However, it's NOT what you think!

Anyone else out there familiar with Sallie Mae-
You know the one who helpfully consolidates all
of your college student loans and then sets up
a convenient payment plan that when followed as scheduled
only takes 114+ years to pay off?!?

Well we were all too familiar with Sallie Mae!
You see we graduated from college years ago
(even though it seems like just yesterday!) &
really wanted those student loans paid off before
it was time to send our children to college!

So, we've been following a strict OPP (Operation Pinch Penny)
for a few months in order to kick that bill to the curb!

It is an exciting day!
Bye Bye Sallie Mae!!
picture found here.

Anyone else out there trying to pay off some debt?
I would love to hear your plan of action
& what you've accomplished so far & future financial goals!
Good Luck...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Iced Coffee Recipe

What really happens in the nurse's office?
This time I year I begin to remember the warm summer days
that I miss so much & a very yummy iced coffee that I miss too!
Last summer I became highly addicted aware of my want for
caffeine!  Although I was saving on daycare expenses
(yes, I have the majority of the summer months off!)
I was also spending a lot going out nearly daily to buy iced coffee!
So, instead of missing the yummy iced coffee I decided to make some!

I began a quest to find an easy recipe and try to make my own! 
After several tries I found just what I was looking for right here.!
I make a smaller version of the recipe I found
& have loved it ever since!!

It is so simple....

3/4 cups ground coffee
6 cups water
1 small can sweetened condensed milk
  • Mix the coffee groups with 3 Cups water, stir, cover, and let the mixture sit out on your counter over night (or about 10 hours).  I put mine in a pretty glass pitcher & cover.

  • Then I put my mesh coffee strainer with a filter on top of my empty coffee pot & pour the above mixture through the filter.  It takes a little while, but it is worth the wait :)

  • Lastly, you have a coffee concentrate... add 3 Cups water & one can sweetened condensed milk!  Mix together, pour a glass over ice & enjoy!

Refrigerate the remainder.
Best served really cold :)
It is so delicious & easy to make :)

Because I'm not always the best about taking pictures for posts I had to use
this random picture I found somewhere online... Still looks good though, doesn't it?!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

25 (Random) Things

  1. At work I am referred to mostly as "nurse" :)  I'm fine with that!
  2. At home I am referred to as "mom" :)  I''m fine with that too!
  3. My husband and I were married for 5 years before we started having kids.
  4. I had my first baby (a boy) when I was 29!
  5. I moved back to my "home-town" in my early 30s.
  6. I live in the house I took swimming lessons at when I was a little girl.
  7. We crushed the original pool in and filled it with dirt :( 
  8. 3 years later we got a new pool!!!
  9. We LOVE the new pool-especially since I have the summers off!
  10. I love music- all sorts.
  11. I depend on the high schools kids I work with to teach me things about my iPhone!
  12. I make my own home cleaners.
  13. Photography is my hobby!
  14. Thanks to my secret Pinterest addiction research project I have 300+ crafts I want to create!
  15. I recently created a wedding invitation (with PSE) for a gal I've never even met or talked to!
  16. This is my first attempt at a linky party!
  17. I love Mexican food & eat some variation of it at least 4 times a week if not more :)
  18. I have a sweet yellow lab who is nearly 11 but thinks she is 5!
  19. That sweet lab also thinks we starve her- believe me we don't! 
  20. I own a pretty white scooter which I rarely drive!
  21. I have one tattoo.
  22. I love to travel.
  23. I wish I had more time & money to decorate my house and work office!
  24. I love being a high school school nurse!
  25. 25 Random Things was a harder than I thought!

My first Linky Party- You should Link Up too!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy (Almost) Valentine's Day & Birthday!

February is always a very busy month for my family!
Between the 5 of us there are 3 birthdays
& Valentine's Day!

So... the post today isn't really school nurse
related, but more Birthday & Valentine's Day!

As most of you know I LoVe PINterest!
I found these awesome, cute, FREE printables
& wanted to make sure you had them too!

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