Friday, November 29, 2013

Planning Christmas....

I have always wanted to be one of those really organized, "Fit Everything In" Mommies! LOL So a few things i'm trying out this year are some lists I found online on Pinterest.

So Here is an awesome website I even bookmarked and subscribed to because she has an awesome Blog, and this Awesome Christmas planner:  Is another great Planning website :)

Then I went to a few other sites to help me get ready for Christmas!
Of Course: is the top of my list :) And I found all of the following websites from Pinterest! If you would like to see my "Christmas" and "Elf On the Shelf" Ideas Boards then check out my pinterest and follow them :) I have many many other great things to check out as well :) Might as well just FOLLOW all my boards :P  Look up Deanna Coleman

The Following Websites I found for DIY Christmas gifts... There are SO MANY more but you have to check out my board and Pinterest to see them..... We will be doing a couple of these :)  WE plan to do a couple of these as well :) :) :)

Then there are sites where you can find AWESOME Ideas for Stocking stuffers,,, Not too spendy, and easy things you may not have even thought of!!!!

Let me know what you think!!!! And again for more great ideas for Gifts, DIY(Do It Yourself) Gifts, and planning check out my Pinterest Boards :) :) :)

Hugs to all and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Being Thankful....

As we played and learned at daycare today my main focus was to get the children thinking about things they are thankful for! The things they said they were thankful for were adorable!!! I then came home after work excited for the holiday weekend and ready to enjoy Thanksgiving Eve, with my little family and relaxing!!!! Daddy got chalk so we wrote down 6 things we were thankful for on our little chalkboard door!
1. Family
2. Grandparents
3. Turkey
4. Home
5. Holidays and
6. Being OFF WORK!

There are SO MANY more things we are thankful for! But thats all that fit on our board with my (Big) Handwriting! Here are a few examples of things we did both at Daycare and at home to show our Thankfulness :) <3 enjoy="" nbsp="" p="">

These are the Thankful "Hand" Turkeys :) 

This is what the Kids are "Thankful" For :) 

Kids Decorated and put their own Personal touches on their Turkeys!

This is my Family's Thankful Chalkboard :) 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

A Day In The Life Of Deanna..... Sunday November 24, 2013

Please forgive me I will probably forget something in this list of hours and things i"ve done today... After all there are not enough words to tell you what a full time mommy, business owner and student do in one day! And Sundays are my resting days LOL I do so much more during the week!

3:00am: Wake up to Screaming from my baby girl Azylen... Up go get her from her crib and bring her to bed with Mommy and Brooklyn....
3:15am: Brooklyn is running a temp again go to get the Tylenol, Give her a dose and force her to drink a glass full of gaterade
4:00 am : Easton Comes in to sleep with all of us: Its now Me, Brooklyn, Easton and Azylen all in my Queen Size bed, sleeping (Wouldn't have it any other way) I have my teeny tiny spot and enjoy cuddling with them all...
6:00 am: wake up Easton isn't in our bed anymore.... I hear chomping sounds as he comes flying back in the room. "Easton what are you eating?" Easton: "Lizzy's Cakes" "They're in my room under my bed" he crawls back into bed and toss...turn.....toss....turn.... AZYLEN IS UP :) well now there are two awake and all I wanted to do was sleep until 7 or something???? Azylen is still near but she is playing with something near my closet when up jumps Maddie (Our Golden Lab) Wines through the window and scares the Scream right out of Azylen who JUMPS back on the bed screaming "MOMMA!!!!!!!" Then she laughs when she realizes its just "PUPPY!!!!" and pointing then she needs to talk to Maddie... through the window... since nobody is listening Including Maddie she continues to get louder and louder... Until Easton Joins in!!! I guess its time to get up!!!!
6:15 Put in a load of laundry, check on Brooklyn who is moaning because she really wanted to sleep in! LOL
6:45 am: Breakfast time!!! its been decided we're having poptarts this morning!!! with a glass of milk.. Mommy gets everyone set up... Azylen decides she's going to sit on the floor to eat and make Chocolate milk with her pop tart! Proceeds to make quite the mess but she ate most of it :)
7:15am: Feed the Doggies Bronx, and Maddie. Mommy is sweeping the kitchen floor.... Spot Mopping up the milk from Azylen....
7:30 am: Looking up something on Pinterest to figure out what we should do today....
7: 45 am: Coffee.... Folding Laundry, put in a new load of laundry and strip Easton, Azylen, and my bed to wash (GETTING RID OF ALL THIS SICKNESS)
8:00am: Music comes on and I start to dance.... Kids dance with me :) Brooklyn goes to her room to start cleaning...
830 am: Thought I should start on my Family Christmas Letter for 2013!!! Got frustrated so I started Dusting, vaccuming and showing easton how to dust....Lizzy comes upstairs to help clean and dust :)
9:00am: Attempt to try something I found on Pinterest for my MIcrofiber couches.... Its ALOT of work and not sure if its working so I'll let it dry and see... before I do anymore...
9:45 am: Cleaning Easton and Azylens room, vaccume it. Brooklyn says her head hurts really bad, it hurts to walk so after looking at her rash (Developed Friday night) I decide she can have some motrin for her headache...
10:00 am: Still cleaning, music, dancing, sweep the kitchen floor again because Easton and Azylen were eating crackers and the little crumbs follow everywhere they went!!!! Check facebook to check out the latest news....
10:30am: Give Brooklyn her Second Dose of Antibiotics for STREP THROAT!
10:41am: Trying to secure a great substitute helper for daycare tomorrow as I'd like to continue monitoring Brooklyn until she is all better! Hope she can do it, but if she can't Cedric will be home I guess he is just as good :)
10:45am: Lizzy leaves us to go to work! Change Azylens diaper and get her dressed, Easton gets dressed, Brooklyn is still cleaning her room, I go downstairs to check on her... Cedric Calls he is going to the store and to get something to eat then he'll be on his way home!!! (WE haven't seen him since early Wednesday Morning!!!!!!!)
11:00am: Decided i needed to go to the store to get some more gaterade to continue pushing fluids in Brooklyn. Took Easton and Azylen with me :)
11:15am: Home, put Pizza in the oven for lunch, Laundry again!!!!! Picked up the living room (Didn't I already do this?) Brooklyn brings up her dirty clothes from her room (I WAS almost done... ) Send Brooklyn down with her clean clothes to put away... And take the OVERFLOWING basket of clean clothing to Easton and Azylens room to put away!
11:45am: Decided that I needed to continue my christmas letter for 2013.... stopped at Easton... I mean what can i say???? LOL1
12:00 pm: LAUNDRY, Pizza is smelling really good :) Kids are now watching some TV.. All of them cuddled up together on the couch I sure love these babies :) What would I do without them???? Enjoying my first cup of coffee (Yes I made it then I forgot about it!!!) Catch up on THIS post! Go to Work on my CDA Class :)
12:06: DIdn't I just tell you the Pizza smelled good???? Well its burnt... Story of my life :) Glad my kids still eat Burnt food because when mommy cooks thats what they get :P Easton is now up to the kitchen table drawing :) HE is so proud of his photo he hangs it on the Refrigerator!
12:08pm: Easton Helps me clean off the table, by coloring on his paper, finding the pizza cutter for me and then putting things away :) Has to show me all about his pictures!!!! "Mom did you see this???? I put my hand on there!" "Look Mom!!!" "Look at this color!!!" "I"m going to let these markers dry because I don't want them to be so hard!"
12:15pm: Eating our Pizza!
12:25pm: Brooklyn is cooking up a welcome home Surprise for daddy :) :) :) Easton wants to help but he just keeps getting frustrated because Brooklyn won't listen to his ideas... So mommy gets to deal with his newest temper tantrum.... Once he calms down he finally tells me that he really really really wants to "WElbomb daddy home too!!!!" he is appeased by letting him draw a picture for daddy!
12:30pm: Azylen and Easton down for nap, Deanna is Multi-tasking overseeing Brooklyns art, CDA Classes on Behavioral issues in children, and Cleaning my microfiber couch!!!! How do I do it you ask? I don't know it just happens.... Classes end up being longer than 1 hour though LOL!
1:00pm: Another load of laundry. Still trying to get Easton to take his nap. Brooklyn is still working on her picture for her daddy.
1:30 pm: Working on CDA, writing notes and Facebook as well inbetween slides: Just put out a question for the Pros/Cons of each town we are thinking about living in. Spearfish, Sturgis, BlackHawk, Hot Springs and LEad/Deadwood. Easton has finally closed his eyes and drifted off into a peaceful nap... Continuing my CDA Class like a good student :P
2:00 pm. CDA and facebook while kids nap. Brooklyn is watching Disney sitting next to me while I study.
3:00pm Laundry, and more CDA Work
3:30pm. Azylen and Easton are now up from their nap. All the kids are quiet and enjoying playing with dolls, and watching TV while mommy finishes up her CDA hour of Toileting/Toothbrushing and Handwashing! Catch up on this post. Tidying up the kitchen AGAIN, Living room AGAIn and getting ready for a great afternoon with my babies :)
3:50pm: Daddy is HOME!!!!! Music on, cleaning commences, Laundry continues, and Brooklyn's in the shower getting ready to get her Hair done
4:00 Enjoying daddy time! The kids are all over him! :) Putting groceries away, more laundry.
4:30: Lizzy is home from work and....The hair session Begins!!!! Little teeny tiny Mini braids all over her head... is the goal....
6:00: Dinner is ready Cedric made Chef Salad and Pizza!!! Its amazing that Easton likes salad!!! I've never seen a kid who enjoyed salad as much as him!!!
Back to Hair....  (Cinniman Rolls) Hair.... Hair.... DONE at 8:30pm!!!!
8:30pm: Wrap Brooklyns Hair for bedtime, Dress Easton and Azylen change diaper, Send them to daddy for goodnight love and he puts them to bed :) Its so nice to have him home!!!! Tuck Brooklyn in...
9:00 Putting sheets on my bed and making it, ONE MORE load of laundry for the night. CDA Classes time...
9:30pm: Trying to do CDA Classes, as Lizzy talks to me about the differences between her roses and mine... She is jealous my roses look better than hers... Then She PLUCKS one of my roses out of the vase and demands I find her a Clothes Pin so she can hang it upside down!!!! All the while I'm trying not to let her see what I am writing! Cedric is occupied putting a puzzle together...
9:44Pm: Lizzy is STILL not doing her homework she is currently pushing all the roses, "Have you ever noticed that roses have like branch things?" Haha "It looks Cool" Pushes papers and her mountain dew away and then says "These things are distracting me so I'm moving them!" (I wonder why again do I wait till the kids are asleep to do My CDA? Lizzy is just as needy as the kids!

LOL Jk Anyways I've gotten 3 classes done today I'm proud, Laundry is almost caught up, Couch is cleaner, house is vaccumed and I feel good!!! I shall go to bed now! :) I love being a mom! I love being me! Thank you for reading a day in the Life of Deanna....

Sunday, November 17, 2013


I've struggled with depression on and off all my life... its just something thats always been there in the bottom of my being somewhere... its funny because when people see me or hear about my struggles with this Emotional disturbance, they're often very surprised. At any rate for some reason Its normally this time of year that I start to just feel really down... Nothing in particular ever happened in November that makes me sad.... I just always get this overwhelming want to cry, take some time off just to sleep, hide away from the rest of the world and just hibernate for a bit.... Does anyone else get this way? Its not just November sometimes it just creeps up on me and it lasts an hour, sometimes a few days, weeks but EVERY year its definitely there at some point in November... its true I've written it down in my journals...

I feel really odd confessing this. But depression is no joke, it makes you feel down, unworthy, paranoid, sad, emotional, makes you wonder what you're doing with life, or if you're doing it right... Most of the time depression makes you feel like you can't do anything right, and that anytime someone tries to talk to you (With Good Intentions) You feel like they're picking on you, judging you and telling you that you're just not doing it right, or its not good enough...

When you write something like "Behind this smile...." or "I smile but...." I know exactly how you feel I do the same thing. its really hard for me to write this, its like i'm admitting my biggest weakness. I have a fear of judgement or people looking at me differently. But with all the suicide and the HUGE amount of depression both treated and untreated all around us, I thought I'd reach out, I suffer from it too! I have thought about a life without me in it... (Not recently) But I did get that bad... I was so "Proud" that I couldn't tell anyone just how bad I felt so I went untreated for a long time until I actually scared myself. Thats when I got help and OMG that was so hard to admit...

The truth is you don't really fool anyone... But you definitely shouldn't fool yourself. It happens to the best of us... It could happen on whats supposed to be the best day of the year... For whatever reason it happens I just need you to know you're not alone. I don't know who will read this but I hope if you do you realize that when you're feeling down and out, upset, sad, depressed you have people you can call, and if pride is keeping you from it, just don't let it get so bad you hurt the ones who love you the most by punishing them with the loss of you... Suicide is selfish, it proves nothing, It just hurts everyone.  We've lost too many already to suicide... I've lost a few great friends, people I loved so much. Its the hardest thing... there are no answers... there are always questions and there is always someone who feels just like you or has at one time in life..... The storm will calm down, life will continue, eventually you'll wonder why you felt so bad... But living is the only way to go... No matter how bad it feels now, it will get better.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Daycare.... :)

I have to say out of all the jobs I've ever done Daycare has definitely made me VERY happy :) I get to be home, I have no limits, I am my own boss, I make my own rules and the BEST part about it is I get to be home or wherever I hold daycare with MY CHILDREN :) :):)  The days are always Challenging and you NEVER know what will happen that day! I have to say I've had the pleasure of watching kids grow from infants, to Toddlers, toddlers to Preschoolers and preschoolers to school age! I have watched just about EVERY single milestone progress into the next milestone! I have been here for these babies and am trusted by them... I have endless opportunities to further my education in this field... I can be family, group or center... Its so amazing to have this job!

I have met many many other women, and men alike whom work with children as well, I love getting new ideas, advice and words of wisdom from all of them... and I love being able to help others who have any questions or ask advice as well.  I am including my Pinterest file on this blog to show you all the awesome ideas i've gotten.... When you go to my profile check out all the boards but the ones i'm talking about are under the LLDP boards :) :) :) Let me know what you think.... OH and I need all the followers I can get! If you'd like to follow my blog please do :) I would love to have more followers!!!!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Crafty Me? Or Not?

I've ALWAYS wanted this Craft room, one with all these beautiful surfaces for crafts, sewing, organizing and doing scrapbooks and so much more!!!! I crave to love doing crafts and have my own separate area just for my crafts!!!! I also always thought I would be this awesome crafty mom.... More and more I find myself NOT doing crafts and the area for crafts and the (Space) for me is not used.... I get there, I organize it and I get all excited to start using it.... and it sits..... and sits.... until I have to go down and organize it again because things got piled up.... AGAIN.... Will i ever be a crafty mom? Will I ever find the time to do all these great crafts I want to do with my children.... I crave a bad winter where we're all stuck inside and that will be motivation to go use my room full of stuff to do crafts..... But there keeps being nice days where I want to go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather and do outdoor physical activities with the kids.... and when there IS bad days... we don't craft...... This is something I really want to do so I will focus on getting more crafting done in days to come with my children!!!!! Its a pet peeve really.... that I don't do things i've been excited to do since becoming a mommy..... Really though I need to start doing crafts in my "Craft room, office, ect..." its just something that HAS To start being a ritual.....

Okay enough rambling again when this starts I will take photos for my blog to show that I have in fact started crafting, in my long dreamed for craft area..... LOL Wish me luck!

Sunday Happiness :)

So my husband was supposed to leave us again today to head to work and work until we would see him next saturday morning.... I was really upset that I spent my entire ONE DAY with him in Bed with a terrible headache, and body aches :( Sleeping most of the day and not doing anything fun with him or my family.... BUT This morning as I got up fully prepared to help him pack and give him lots of kisses for his journey, he told me he doesn't have to go today!!!!! Imagine my excitement.... So I started Cleaning, got my area set up for my CDA Classes, Got the kids started on projects, listened to music with my husband, and just enjoyed having my family near me :) :) :) Its so nice to have him home one more day :) :) :)

Did I mention Pinterest has become my new favorite addiction???? I can't wait to start trying all these new great things.... Also I only have 56 more hours of classes for my CDA, Seems like i'm going really slow! Hope to pick up the pace ASAP!

First thing i'm going to do off pinterest is Clean my Microfiber Couch!!!!! Thats right I have FINALLY found something that Might work.... I'll post before and after photos with the LINK to Robins Blog which I found this neat new trick! I've been studying it in-between studying my CDA.... and its going to work I just know it! Mom and Dad will have the kids as I work VERY hard to get this couch and loveseat CLEAN for the first time since they were handed down to us LOL