Friday, September 4, 2009

Where have all the Cowboys gone...

Or Misti & Alisha for that matter? Well, I have no idea where to start. It has been the biggest roller coaster ever since July 4th.

Starting with twins... That is right I said twins. David and I are officially foster parents & our very first placement was 2 month old twins straight out of the NICU. The Wednesday after Independence day I received a phone call at about 3:30 asking if we would take a set of infant twins. One boy & one girl. Of coarse I am a SUCKER for babies & I said yes. (I do need to tell you that our agency called often asking if we could take a baby or a toddler, so this was not unusual. they just normally try to place them in the same county that they are from.) But this day I felt different about it. When David came home at 4, I told him that I thought that we would be getting twins. Wow, what a welcome home! LOL At 4:15 I called back because I could not wait any longer to know & they said that we were the chosen foster parents.

I said," what does that mean?" The lady responded that we needed to be at the Baylor NICU Thursday evening to pick them up. I said, "No way am I waiting until tomorrow, I want to go see them tonight", and we did.

When we arrived to the hospital we checked in at the NICU desk & the buzzed us back. Then we had to scrub in before we entered the room. When we went in to see them for the first time they were PRECIOUS!!! He weighed 6 lbs & she weighed 4 lbs 15 oz. So tiny & so sweet.

That Thursday afternoon we returned to take them home. We did "the car seat test" and all the fun discharge stuff. The terrible part is they didn't let the lil' girl go home with us that night. She was not eating well & they wanted to monitor her through the weekend. My heart was so heavy for her. I hated leaving her there. I can not imagine how Jen felt with Bella staying there for months.

I did realize that it was better because I did not get to overwhelmed taking one home at a time. They where such a blessing to us. WE loved every minute that they were with us. they only stayed with us for a month, until a Great Aunt got approved through CPS to take them. I was HEART BROKE the day that they came to take them. Word can not express the sorrow I felt.

With out our faith and the love of the Lord Jesus Christ I do not know how I would have made it through.

Many of you know the reason that David & I went through the process of getting our foster license was to adopt a precious little girl that we fell in love with a church. We thought that was all coming to a head recently when a court date was set to determine her fate. A week after my sweet twins left i received a email stating that David & my home study was being returned for consideration of being Bugsy's(that is what we called our sweet girl)forever family. They had found another family for her. We have been having visits with her for almost a year at this point. Nothing seemed to make sense. All I could keep telling my self is "His ways are higher than my ways".

What was God's plan for us? We are still not 100% sure, but I know that he blessed us in the short time that we had the twins & the year we had with Bugsy. We do have a new foster baby & he is adorable! He came to us in the middle of the night & I tried not to love him, but he is too sweet! He was 5 weeks old when we got him & he will be two months this next week. Please pray for David & me. This is the hardest thing that we have ever done, but at the same time we just love it.

On another note... Alisha is in full swing being the mom of a high schooler! That is right her lil angel McKay is a Freshmen in high school this year. Since school started McKay has also had a birthday & started her drivers training! WATCH OUT WORLD MCKAY is behind the wheel!!! As well as CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING CHEERLEADING!!! That keeps Alisha running the rubber off of her tires form practice to practice.

We are not going to be doing Round Top this Fall due to many factors, but we will be in Canton for the months of Oct, Nov, & Dec. We are also having a big barn sale with multiple vendors in mid October.(More info to come...)

We have missed all our blog friends & it sure fills good to be back in the saddle!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Let Freedom Ring!

Happy Independence Day!!!

L()Ve, Pe@cE & F!rEw()rK$,


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Where in the World is Misti & Alsha?

Well, let me just tell you. I have noticed a lot of our other mommy bloggers have not been posting as much lately too. We are with ya girls! It seems like since school let out we have been thrown into OVER TIME!!! You would think that between Alisha & I that we have 10 kids as much as we go, but no. Only 2 high maintenance princesses! Alisha's princess McKay is going to summer school (by choice), cheer leading 3 nights a week & keeping up her social life too. My lil' angel "Bugsy Boo" informed my husband and I last night that she plans on being a "V.B.S. crasher" all summer long. As, well as she likes us to plan daily activities for her like swimming, the movies, the park, the library, and the list goes on. Mean while all of this is going on Alisha played nurse to her mother who had surgery & baby sitter to her 2 year old nephew. (need I say more). And I played V.B.S. director for what seems like the 100th time! But during all of this we managed to slip away. That's right! And where did we go you ask? To the BIG town of Athens, TX to see something GRAND!!! The Grand opening of Winnie & Tulula's!!! Here we are in front of some great green doors a few doors down from our destination.

Here is Alisha loving what she is seeing! They had TONS of GREAT stuff.

Here is a Great area view of the store.

This is Mindy from Primitiques 'n Poetry. She is a real doll!

Here is Debbie doing what she does best "TALKIN' TRASH". I wish I had a picture of Debbie's window that she did. It was FAB-U-LOUS!!!

This is David with his awesome M2 cross that he won from the Bella raffle that the Junk Sista's had.

I wish I knew what Cat Daddy was telling Teresa , but I sure she shouldn't believe it!!! Winnie & Tulula's was GREAT! Everyone needs to go and check it out!

Well, guys & gals I need to hit the sack!

Love, Peace, Junk & Lip Gloss!


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

P T L!!!!

Praise the LORD!!! I can hardly believe it! I WON something! I never win anything!!! I am SUPER excited about his because I REALLY wanted to win this.

Before I tell you what I won, let me first tell you a little about the blog that I won it from. The blog is called Chick Nite. Chick Nite is a ministry through Family Life Church in Sulphur Springs, TX. This how they describe Chik Nite: "Hey Chiks!! So you are probably wondering what CHIK NITES are?? Well...Chik Nites are a time when ladies can get together, have fun, and fellowship with other Chiks. Each Chik event is full of fun surprises, give aways, lots of laughter, and most of all feeding your spirit with the wonderful word of GOD. Here at Family Life Church our pastors believe in helping you reach your abundant life. They fully support and believe that one way to do that is through our Chik Nites. " You MUST check out there blog! I found it through Patti of Delighted Heart!

Okay, on to what I won....

I won this SUPER CUTE "Texas Chicks Rock the World" tee.

A Conference 3-disk C-D series & A Chick cookbook!!! I could not be more TRILLED!!!
Thanks Chik Nite!!!
I am so excited that I almost forgot to mention that the winners of the Bella Raffle are posted on Junk Sista's blog so go check it out! Thanks to all of you that contribute. Bella is a true miracle.
"Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name: Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of His wondrous works!" 1 Chronicles 16:8

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I have been tagged!

Amy at Trailer Trash has tagged me and would like me to list 7 things about myself. Drum Roll please......
1. My first love is Jesus Christ! Without Him there is NO telling where I would be right now. Thank you Jesus for your Mercy & Grace!!!!
2. I love cowboy boots & funky cowboy hats! (I am a COWGIRL in my heart. Although I hung up my spurs a few years ago.)
3. I LOVE to go to thrift stores & dumpster diving!
4. I think that my husband is!!!
5. I was born & raised in Texas & that is where I plan to die!!!
6. I believe that you are NEVER to old to "play dress up"! I where as much jewelry as I want to everyday!
7. It is my dream to own a vintage Airstream one day!

So, now I am tagging:

Alisha of presh-presh

Mindy of Primitiques 'n Poetry

My Big D of Created for Worship

Jen of The Apiary

Friday, May 22, 2009


Today is our 5 year wedding anniversary. I am more in love with Big D than I was five years ago. Isn't he dreamy? Not a lot of time to blog about the lasst five years! I need to go and get ready for our special day.

<>< Misti

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Well, ladies & gentlemen. I must confess something. I am an addict. Yes, that is right I have a problem. So, I will start this way... Hello, my name is Misti and I am a Stalker!

Don't laugh! I know that there are others out there that are too. Let me just define stalking to clear the air. Stalking: the harassment of other people due to following them. Did you read that? FOLLOWING OTHER PEOPLE!

I just can't help myself. I must admit, every night before I go to bed, in the morning and several times through the day I check the blogs that I am following. I get so excited when they have a new post! It is like a high for me.

There are too many blogs that I get my fix from to list, but here is a few: Theresa, Mindy, Amy, Cathy & Deidra, Patti, and the birthday girl herself, Debbie. I stalk over 20 blogs a day.

The worst part is that I even get excited about being stalked myself! That is WEIRD! Come on people I know that there are those of you out there that feel the same way. I need you support. So, if you are a stalker too and or if you like to be stalked, please let me know. I need to know that I am not in this alone!!!

By the way I think that I have even contaminated my husband, David. That is right. Just click on his lttle name here & it will take you to HIS BLOG. My business partner Alisha also has a blog, as well as big girl McKay. You should stalk them too! LOL!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Junkers Paradise

That's right everybody! That is what we spend Presh's birthday doing-JUNKING!!! Can you think of a better way to spend your birthday. Okay, well maybe there is a few better ways to spend your birthday, but we didn't have time to get our passports!

Anywho, the day stared out good and progressively got better. We went here and there finding a few little odds and ends. Then we went to a little antique store that was on our way home. There we found a GREAT little garden ferris wheel. The next stop was the best stop of the day. Alisha said that she had been driving through town and saw some junk outside of this store and thought that it might be a thrift store of sorts.

Well, as we approached the place where she had previously scoped out some treasures there was a sign outside reading "Vergil's Electric". It looked like a store.
At least that is what we thought. As we pulled up we saw an older gentlemen on the telephone in the front window. When he saw us checking out the goods he came outside. He ask, "Can I help you ladies?" Alisha replies, "Well sir, we were wondering if this was a thrift store". Virgil (Well that is who I assume he is, but you know what happens when you assume) states, "No Hun, this is my house". Can you just say, AWKWARD! He did say that he was wanting to get rid of a few things and we could get out and look. Well, you know the rest.

We bailed out of the car like a coon dog on his first hunt. (Slobber and all!) Much to our surprise we had found a GOLD MINE!!! We went into his little work shop on the side of his "home", only after he told us that he was gonna tear it down. I believe that the angels in Heaven rejoiced at the great things that we found in there. Then as we scanned the shop Alisha said, "shut up" because that is always what she says when she is excited about a fab find, "check out those fixtures". They where!!! I said well, "ask Virg how much". Can you believe it. here we are at some man we never meets house and I am giving him a nickname. Alisha couldn't believe it either. She got so cracked up about it that she could not even ask.

Finally, she got it together and ask Virg"how much". He replied back with a great story about them coming out of and old church. We where in love! With the fixtures, not Virg. Needless to say they are property of M2 now along with a few other finds from "Vergil's Electric".

I will just put it this way. Alisha has third row seating and there was only room for the two of us! Oh, happy day! It was one GREAT junkin' day!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you...

Happy birthday dear Presh-Presh! Happy birthday to you!

Well, I am sure that some of you are wondering who the heck Presh-Presh is and why do we call her that. It is my very own partner in crime & business, Alisha. Today I am celebrating her birthday because she says that she "does not celebrate them anymore she just has them". WHATEVER! I am always looking for a reason to celebrate!!! (and eat!)

Besides that Alisha is well worth celebrating! She is Fab-U-Lous as Deb from Talking Trash would say! Her husband Justin sure thinks so, that is where "Presh" comes from. Justin calls her Precious, but just "Presh" for short. And that she is! She is a great mom as you read Sunday, a WONDERFUL friend, a truly passionate person! And the list could go on & on...

Love you Presh! Hope you have a SUPER day!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Honor Thy Mother

Well, this Mother's Day I would like to honor two mother's. The first is the better part of M2. She is great mom to McKaylei! I wish I could tell you the miles that she logs driving back and forth to McKay's Cheer practices & competitions. I know for a fact that it is a couple of hundred miles a week. No joke!!! She also puts in hours on end standing on her feet to make sure that baby McKay is "Best Dressed" in the K-town Jr. High! She is McKaylei's BIGGEST FAN! There are a million more things that I could say about what a great mom she is, but instead we will just say
Three Cheers to Alisha!!! The second Mom I would like to honor today is THE MOST SPECIAL mom in the whole world!!! My very own mom, THE QUEEN B! She has been a SUPER mom to me. She has been many things to me in my life time. Here are just a few: costume designer, hairstylist, makeup artist, therapist, disciplinary, comforter, supporter, doctor, party planner, chauffeur, cook......and the list goes on......
I could never thank her enough for all that she has done for me. She has taught me so much. But most of all she has showed me how to LOVE!
Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Funky Friday!

Hey all of our blog family! We hope that you guys all have a Fab-U-Lous weekend as Talkin' Trash would say!!! Speaking of trash, I almost forgot that it is trash day! Sorry, peeps no time to blog! The neighborhood trash is calling. We must do my Friday morning duty and go dumpster diving! It is the Our husbands get so embarrassed that we (me, Alisha & even McKay) do this! Oh well! We get some GREAT stuff! Maybe I will post some finds if we get something great today! Keep your fingers crossed!

Peace, junk & dumpster,

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spot Light on our Jr. Junker

Everyone please stop by and leave a congrats to "Big Girl McKaylei" ( that is what my 6 year old likes to call her). The results are in and she has mad Level 5 Jr. Co-ed Team at Spirit of Texas!!!!! McKaylei has worked very hard to achieve this and it has paid off!

Not only does McKaylei love competition cheer, but she loves fashion and creating from trash to treasure art! Well, she comes by that honest! You can look for the local celebrity in Warrenton in the Fall. We are sure that she will make star status there too! She may even have some of here on creation for sale. So, If you are in the Warrenton/ Round Top area for antiques week look here up for her autograph! She is SURE to be VERY famous one day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

The swine flu...

Just exactly what is it? I am not really sure... If anyone knows could you please let me in on it.
I do know this ... M2 is in full swing and we are junk and creating! We do need to get the bug to motivate us a little more. The coffee bug that is! Isn't this thing just I LOVE IT! I saw it in Warrenton and just feel in love with it!

Alisha and I love a lot of the same things and one of them is COFFEE!!! When we are doing a show we just cant live without! That is why I am thinking that this will be one of our main hang outs in the fall. That is right ladies and Cat Daddy. M2 is on the band wagon! WE ARE GONNA BE SET UP AT ANTIQUE WEEK IN THE FALL! We are busting at the seams with excitement. We hope you will be too!

Peace, Junk & Coffee!

Misti & Alisha

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tickets on SALE TODAY!!!

Sorry, it has been a while.... Last week I wrote my best blog EVER. At least, I thought so. Apparently God did not agree with me. Right at the very end my entire computer SHUT DOWN! OMG I thought that Alisha was going to have to pick me up off the floor.
Now I have recovered by focusing on REAL LIFE issues. (Do you ever think this is like our secret lil' blog world? It is for sure my escape!)

I know that you are wondering what REAL LIFE issues I have been focusing on. It is getting a few things together for Ms. Bella Marie's BIG RAFFLE!!! Tickets go on Sale today!!!! Here is what M2 is giving...
This is on of our Favorite crosses. It has Mother Mary in the center with multi colored beads embellished around her. Ladies, have you ever thought about what an awesome person Mary was. Not only was she the mother of Jesus, but she watched her beloved son die for my shortcomings as well as yours. I can not even imagine.
Next up is a must have in ever girls closet! Do I really have to tell you much about this? What girl does not want a pink t-shirt with a chandelier on it? Need I say more?
Stayed tuned for more goodies that will be in the Bella Raffle..... Tickets are $10 each on
PeAce Out,


Friday, April 24, 2009

"Bella" of the Ball

Hey everyone there is someone that M2 wants you to meet. She is a princess & a diva, but most of all she is the next up and coming "Junk Queen" of the world. Some of you may know her Trash Talking grandma or her Cat Daddy grandpa. Others of you may know her sweet mommy Jen from her blog the Apiary. Well, enough introduction, here she is..... Ms. Bella Marie...
Bella made here grand entrance into this world On Thursday March 12,2009 at 23 weeks & 5 days into Jen's pregnancy. Bella was born at 3:56pm weight just under 1lb & 10 inches long.. She is a fighter though. Today she weighs in at over 2lbs 5 oz. Go Bella! Go Bella!

So, in the true Junker spirit. All the junk sistas are uniting for to help lil' Bella & her wonderful family. Here is the scoop from Trailer Trash...
Junk Sistas Button (please share!)
Alright Sistas, I need your help! The super fabulous Theresa @ Garden Antqs Vintage and I are planning a Good Ol’ Fundraiser for Ms. Bella, the Granddaughter of that Trash Talkin' Debbie.
I am looking for some great Junk Sistas to donate items on their blogs.Here’s how it will work:
1. Please leave me a comment or e-mail me if you are interested in participating by April 26.
2. Write a brief description of the item or items that you wish to donate on April 29, 2009 then send me the link so that I can have the post ready to run on May 1.
3. Willing participants will have directions back to Trailer Trash blog to buy raffle tickets.
4. On June 1, 2009 I will use Random Org. to randomly draw names.
5. Once names are drawn, you will be given the name and contact information of the winner or winners to ship the items to them. PLEASE be aware that you are taking responsibility for shipping cost of the items.
6. On June 2, the total amount will be announce and given to the family.If you have ANY QUESTIONS, please e-mail me at
You can also email us at
If you can help please do. 2 Corinthians 9:7 says,"...for God loves a cheerful giver."
LoVe & Junk,

Saturday, March 28, 2009

No need for dental records....

Well, since our last blog I am sure that you thought that our bodies have decayed by now!!! That is not the case. Although, I do wish that we have been laying down and resting. Sadly, we have not. Alisha and I have both been on overdrive.

No need to explain why the holidays were so busy for us. You know how it is between November and December. Well, 2009 came and Alisha's crew went into full time swing with competition cheer! As, for my husband and me, we started a new FULL TIME project called the adoption process. Here we are and it is spring and Alisha's family is still burning up the pavement going to cheer competitions. And we are finishing up our adoption stuff.

We are making plans for some stuff in the spring and summer! I am hoping that this next weekend in a real inspiration for me! Then M2 can start whipping out new merchandise.

Next Thursday morning Big D ( that's my husband, not the town) will be heading out for Round Top, TX. We will be junking, networking, junking some more, and attending the Junk-O-Roma Prom!!! We can't wait! I love it!!!

Although, I am sad because the other part of M2 will not be in attendance with us! :( You know she is a DIE HARD cheer mom, and her baby girl will be trying out for her competition squad next weekend.

GO McKay!!!
Well, you will be seeing more of us now that we are refocusing. We hope that this year is bigger than Texas hair on Prom night! We can't wait to get started back! See lots more!