Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Things are Changing...making a Move

Ever since having to get a brand for our cattle I have fell in love with our brand name H5. Its our little family and I wanted to make my blog H5 due to that's most of what goes on the blog. Its mostly about our family and I thought how fitting would H5 Happenings be. I've also got fancy and now have a domain so here it is H5 Happenings. This will be a space that will be a digital scrapbook of our journey through life on the H5 Ranch. The kids are getting older and I have a space Kids Korner so if the kids want to write they can.
I have been lacking in the blogging and I knew this was coming so I just kept telling my self once the change is made then  I will blog. I have so much to play catch up on so if you see that on Instagram these things happened a while back sorry I'm just playing catch up and would like to make a post about our journey.
There are so many things I don't want to ever forget and just looking back at what we have been through thus far makes me want to keep up to date more. My kids are no longer small and before I know it they will be grown and the farmer and I will be a lonely hot mess. We love our chickens right under us well most of the time anyway. I am going to be sharing everything that is going with the H5. From recipes we love, products we cant live without, places we venture to, fashion we love, sports we are always doing, and people we love. I mean it when I say we don't want to miss a thing. Years from now when I look back I want to know every single detail.
I have met so many wonderful people through blogging and I love seeing how others live, dress, homes, shop, tips, finds, their special memories, watching their children grow, and everything I love seeing into all my blogging friends lives. I mean lets face it I find out about the deals going on and whats hot or not, the hippest products of the market and so much more.

I couldn't have done this without the help of my good friend Tiffany she is a fabulous designer and has walked me through everything going from BlogSpot to a URL. I'm not tech savy so she has made this change easy as I was nervous. If you need anything on the graphic design area she is your girl.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

PeeWee Softball

Our school has a PeeWee baseball and softball team that insists of 3rd-6th grade. This year we had a 3/4 team and a 5/6 team. Mauri is in 2nd grade and was asked to play to make enough players to form both teams. Of course Mauri said yes and was beyond excited. She is coming from T-ball so she was new to the whole pitching but caught on and by the first game she was a hitter. We played Saturdays in Rayville, Vicksburg, and Tallulah. So with both girls playing and their 3 games a piece we would be there from 8am to 6pm. If we didn't love it then it would be a bummer but we love watching it so I would rather be there than at the house. 

Maci has got hit more that she has had the opportunity to hit the ball and if she wasn't hit she was walked. She was disappointed that she was only able to get a few hits in. This is her second year playing peewee ball and she loves it.
When these girls showed up to play she played amazing and would win and have a great lead but it seems like they just couldn't get it together in the end.

She played second base this year. She caught some good pop fly's. 

At the end of the season they have a tournament and who ever is number 1 in the season is #1 seed and so on and so on. It was a crazy week this week. The tournament started Thursday, so Maci's team played Thursday and then we had to play Friday and we won that one so we advanced to Saturdays bracket and we won our first game Saturday so all we needed to do was win one more game and we would be in the championship game. We couldn't get it together that game and we lost but all in all I am so proud of these girls.

Mauri ended up getting the hang of pitch hitting instead of a tball and in the first game she hit every single time she was up to bat and would get triples and doubles along with some singles and she has been on a roll ever since. Its crazy because some of the rest of them were like Mauri and at practice having trouble but they all ended up being hitters and I can say every single girl on our team can hit the ball and get on base. Our Coach's motto is "Girls if we hit the ball we win" and that's what they do and it shows because we have won every single game but 1. Some of the girls on our team even got homeruns.

 Our Coaches worked on running all the way through the bag and if they wouldn't run through it he would make them run a lap and when it came to game time we were glad because our girls ran and did amazing.
I am so glad my kids took after their Daddy when it comes to running because I can't run.

Mauri Laken on the run she loved when she could keep on going.
Yes third base wasn't on the 3/4th grade this team had 5th graders and we beat them whoopwhoop

Mauri also played second base and loved it. She would hustle and get the ball then throw to first to make an out. She loved playing a new position. She has always played first and pitcher.

Mauri Laken won all of their games so now the moved on to the Championship game. The funniest thing about this is that her cousin goes to another school and is in the same PeeWee ball schedule and we all figured that it would come down to her and Mauri in the Championship game. Well what do you know it came down to it.
Our girls so excited to be moving on to the Championship game

The game was the best game all year not because it was the Championship game but because of the way it went down and it was so close and exciting. we play 5innings. It started out and in the first inning we were down 6-2 but after that we got our stuff together and before we knew it we were up 14-6 then in the 4th inning they started to catch up and in the bottom of the 5th it was 14-12. They had last bat so we were so nervous and it ended up being 14-15. We lost but it was so close and we played a good game.
Mauri and her cousin Elizabeth after the game congratulating each other.

Coach Nelson, Coach Kevin, and Mauri Laken 
They got runner-up 2nd place and we couldn't be more proud 

Mamaw had to cheer on both of her precious grandbabies in the game. She was divided lol

 These girls and Coaches had an awesome year and I know Mauri Laken will never forget her first year as a Lady Spartan.

Also that day our PVA boys were playing and when we didn't have a game we would watch the boys. Our little boys lost out that morning but the 5/6 boys won and it came down to the last game but they couldn't pull it through. They ended up coming in second place.
Maci and Mason after the Championship game


Friday, March 21, 2014

Team Annabelle

When I first started blogging one on I met Annabelle and ever since she has been a friend who I adore. She is so similar to myself and love to have fun and be goofy. She recently was diagnoses with Hodgkin's lymphoma and I am blogging to today to let her know how much not only I but my whole family loves and adores her and we are praying for her and her family.  You can read all about it here. Please keep her in your prayers. I know she is going to kick cancers ass but along the way it will be times that she needs us and we will be here cheering her on. We are her biggest fans! She has made us laugh so many times and now its time for make her day happy when she isn't felling it. I cant say enough kind words about this crazy girl who welcomed me opened arms and I am so grateful I came along her blog. 
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Monday, March 17, 2014

Label Whore on a Beer budget

I am a very visual person and if my eyes don't like it I cant do it...Just nope I cant!!! Sorry.
So in turn when I like something that isn't pocketbook friendly I look for other ways to get it and save money for something else. I am going to share with you how I get what I want without paying retail for it. My motto is look for a bargain but if can't find one at least buy one at cost then you can take you time looking for more at awesome prices.
I don't play the Lotto but if I did I won I still would look for ways to get a bargain because most things aren't worth retail and even if they are I just don't want to pay retail even if I have or had the money. Its like a game to me to find a cheaper way to get it. I'm weird I know but its what I like.

Last year I wanted a Michael Kors bag and I didn't want to pay that much for one because I just didn't know how I would like it so I went to Google and looked for it and to see if anyone had it on sale but that didn't work out so I went to my next option Ebay. It worked out and I got this Michael Kors handbag for 115.00 and it still had the tags on it too.

I liked the Hunter boots with the socks but I wasn't going to pay 130.00 for rain boots. I mean they in the heck are these things so expensive anyway they are plain jane.  I did the same thing again and there was a sale on the short ones but I wanted the tall ones. As I searched on Ebay I found them but I knew I wasn't going to pay 100 for them either so I kept checking Google and Ebay and finally I found a pair for 60.00 and so I snatched them right on up. I am currently looking for some short ones I think I will like them better due to my height.

I was in need for a leopard scarf and I went and looked at my trusty both places and I found that Ebay has them for 1.99 BINGO! Why pay 16.00-20.00 when you can get it for 1.99?
It doesn't have to be name brand things if I like something I will look for a cheaper way to get it so I can have the extra cash for more stuff because I like stuff.

I liked this Cardi sweater and I have seen it for 30.00 and up. You cant get it on Ebay for 8.99
I have the white one and I have IG pics of me wearing it

All 5 of these J.Crew shorts for 40.00
You just can't beat this.


I recently got this Kate Spade wallet for 58.00  instead of the price tag and it had the tags still on it and in box

I am currently looking for these Prada sunglasses but cant find them under 100.00   The husband bought me a pair of Tom Fords that I love last year so that's where my buy 1 at cost comes in because now that I have a nice pair of sunglasses I am in no rush at finding another pair of sunglasses I can take my time and find them in the price range I want to pay. You never know when there is going to be a sale or Ebay will have them. So keep looking

If you are looking for Frye boots always check Zappos because they run sales on them at different times. I find them to have the best prices when it comes to sales on Frye boots. Also for Michael Kors watch try shopstyle.com they tend to have sales on them frequently among other goodies you can find at non retail prices.
TJ Maxx is where I go and get most of my workout clothing. They have awesome prices and you just cant beat them. While I'm there I find other things that are priced at my liking. Sometimes you will find them sometimes you will find nothing its just the luck of the day.

There are some things that I just can't do that with for example I wanted to walk in Tiffanys and buy my bracelet instead of looking for one because I knew I wouldn't be satisfied until I did so I saved my extra money and walked in and got it and yes it was worth it. I love it and would do it all over again in a heartbeat. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


The words: Its time for Braces is every bank account worse nightmare.
Now with that being said it was time for Maci to get her braces but she wasn't concerned with the pain she was upset with not being able to have Hot Tamales. Before we went to get them on I checked her out of school early and we had lunch and she spent her MAC gift card she got for Christmas. Then I took her to get all the gooey stuff she couldn't have after she got them on.  

Here we go ready or not and once she set in the chair the nerves started to set in.
Everyone there is so nice and friendly and make you feel right at home so it was a little easier knowing that they would walk her through it step but step

Applying the braces...
She said the worse part was the things holding her mouth open
and they are on
She so got photobombed and we laughed all the way home looking at this picture
Our Maci is just growing up way to fast

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