Thursday, December 2, 2010

Reverb10/Post 1/ One Word-


I have found a great website called Reverb10. Everyday they will email me prompt to look back on this year and reflect into next year. I am a day late starting this so tonight I am going to do yesterdays and I will catch up over the weekend posting my thoughts here. I will also be writing this in my journal. So here goes-

December 1- (One word) Think of one word that would encapsulate the year 2010. What would that word be? Now think ahead to 2011 and what would you like the word to be that captures 2011.

Well I choose a word for 2010 in January and that word was DREAM. I can say that it has not been what my year has captured. I think what word most captures 2010 for me is REFLECTION. I have found this year that I have been reflecting or looking back at the past and trying to see where I can go from here. I have decided to start a journal that I write in everyday and this will help with that. I also have found that I have to just let stuff go. I can't change what has happened to me, my family, my friendship or life in general in the past, but I have a huge impact on how my life and that of my families will be in the future. I also could say that I have found that Family has come to mean a lot to me as this year has been bumpy one.

I want to be a better mother, wife and friend. So I guess right now I still have some thinking to do on my word for 2011 but it will come to me and I will post it here. I will also be incorporating this into my December Daily that I am doing and in my journal. I have dedicated myself to be here everyday in one form or the other, and I am excited to see where this takes me.

Until tomorrow with another prompt and some pictures of what I have been up to lately.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Oh My!  I have found a great new blog today.  The Altered Alice. Here you can go to view everything to due with Alice and Wonderland.  I love the Graphic 45 papers and I would love to win the altered tray that they are giving away.  So much to look at please go over and take a look.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dorothy Tags, bags and Classes- Oh My!

So for the last few weeks I have been working on a Grab bag swap of all things Krafty.  I had to make up 14 grab bags of goodies to for a Swap with friends thru Memoryworks.  Here is a picture of my bags before packaging and mailing.

I can't wait to see what I get back in the mail.  I will post a picture of all my goodies when I receive them mid-September.

I have also been working on these:

I made these for the Dorothy Tag Book Swap at Karla's Cottage.  Her blog is beautiful and has lots of inspiration.  There are still openings for this swap.  I had to make 6 tags based on the 1936 movie and the book Wizard of Oz.  It was a lot of fun making these.  Visit here to see all the tags made so far and posted to the Flicker gallery.

Creative Keepsake Convention was here in VA. Beach for the weekend so yesterday I went and took 3 classes and got tons of inspiration.  My first class was SEI- Making Ordinary - Extraordinary.  We used the Moravia line to make an Envelope Mini Album. This paper line is beautiful.

When I finish my album I will post pictures.  The next class I took was designed by none other than Ali Edwards and was taught by Technique Tuesday. (Love there stuff! I won Ali Edwards stamp set Dad and bought Message in a Banner stamp set)

The last class I took was my favorite because I got to meet Kelly Purkey.  What a wonderful person.  You can find her here.  She taught Sanding Embossing and Dies- Oh My!

The next two pictures from Quick Quotes and I signed up for there monthly kit club and I received the stuff to make these:

Well that is it for tonight, I will have more to show you in the next few day along with a new adventure that I will be going on.  Can't wait to tell you more about it on Wednesday or Thursday. 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Where I have been-

        I have been enjoying the summer here at home and spending it with my family.  I haven't had any kids to watch this summer so it has been nice to get things done around the house.  Of course there are all the appointments and places the kids want to go so I have been very busy.
        Craft wise I have been cleaning up my craft room and also following a tutorial by Christine Middlecamp that you can find here.  I enjoyed the process of this since each one is a little piece of art.

         Last week my youngest and I went to No. VA to spent the week with my parents.  While we were there we went into Georgetown to the Shop that DC Cupcakes on TLC is filmed and got some cupcakes.  They were delicious a little piece of heaven in a paper liner.  The line was down the block but worth the wait in 90 degree heat.

The flavors that we liked best were Red Velvet, Pumpkin Spice and Key Lime.  The Coconut wasn't bad either.  Well that is it for now, I will be back to post about a few things I am participating in this month that are exciting to me. 

Have a great week!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Week in the Life-

This week I participated in Ali Edwards "Week in the Life" series.  It is to capture and document the everyday of our lives.  Not the extrodinary but just the ordinary.  Here are a few of my photos of my week:

Monday:  Stripped bed and made bed back up.
Cleaned hall bathroom:  20 & 16 yr. old share this one.  Can you say yuck!!!

Had to go and buy clothes for Bob's golf trip to Myrtle Beach and I have a clean kitchen.  For some reason I was in the mood to clean today.

Tuesday: recieved napkins from Maeghan.  I participated in a Napkin Swap at Stiching under oaks.

Michael got stiches over the weekend. (A boy I watch after school)

Tuesday night dinner:  Tropical Smoothie for me and Megan and Hardee's for Justin.

Wednesday:  Worked on getting Project Life up to date

Megan got a haircut.  So did I but didn't get a picture of that.
Thursday:  Allergies are taking there toll on Megan, so we broke out the OTC.

The isle at Harris Teeter.


 Trays that I brought home.

 Friday:  I saw this on the back of a car at my daughters   school.  Loved it.

Riley lays anywhere I am untill it's time for bed.

This is my bed Friday night as I am getting ready for bed.  Riley gets Bob's spot.  He usually is on the floor.  I have my reading and phone if I need it.
Saturday AM:  Feeding the dogs.  One of there favorite times of day.
Courtney moving out today.  She found a place to rent with friends so off she goes again.  We will miss seeing her everyday.
  Ran errands & picked up meds.

Saturday night dinner and movie night.  Watching 2012 with the kids.
Sunday:  Reading Ali Edwards blog posts. Listened to the Roundtable by Paperclipping.  Cleaned up craft room and last but not least.
LAUNDRY!- I stripped all the beds and washed all bedding and pillows.  I also this weekend cleaned, sweeped, vacuumed and steam cleaned Megans room.  I am tired and going to bed.

I have enjoyed the process of taking pictures of everything.  I hope some of you participate next time around.  Now I have to print the pictures, gather the reciepts and journaling and put it all together in my Album.

Hope all of you enjoyed your week.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Week in Review-

I had a good week this week.  Monday started a little rough with watching the daycare kids, but the week got better and by Friday at 4pm when everyone was picked up (early too) I was having a good week.

I cooked dinner 3 out of the 5 nights and my DH cooked breakfast for dinner one night.  That left only 1 night this week as an anything night (kids love that).  Yesterday was my birthday so we had steak & cheese subs, which were wonderful because I didn't make them and we sat on the deck to eat them as a family.

My Birthday yesterday was wonderful and relaxing.  My cards were great and the best came from Megan with 5- Day off passes, which my husband knew nothing about.  We decided with our tight budget right now that cards were my gift, which to me means more since I know they stood in the card isle and read different cards to find the perfect one, which shows more love for me than any gift could.  Do any of you feel that way?

I have been following Becky Higgins blog here.  She is at the moment trying to find a dish towel that actually soaks up the water when drying dishes.

I found a new blog tonight which I am going to start following called Home Sanctuary.  She has a great blog so check it out.  We also got good news from our daughter (some may say good news!) but she is moving out next weekend.  She had to move back home at Thanksgiving because the friend she was living with up and moved out.  So Courtney got another lady to rent it and the landlord let her out of the lease.  So she has been home since, sharing a room with her 9 year old sister and it is getting old.  So her and 3 friends found an apartment about 5 miles from the beach which is where she works and the beach mentality kicks in (that if you work at the beach you can only live so far from the beach).  Who knew!  I am very happy for her and the garage will be a garage instead of a storage shed.

So enough of my ramblings.  I am going to leave you with a beautiful picture of wonderful Spring flowers and go help my hubby make dinner.

See you later and have a great week.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Well it's been awhile!

We have had a lot going on as a family and as you will see from some of the pictures posted, that I especially have been busy.  I will be getting back to regular blogging.  I miss it and I will also be doing a few different things on here not just crafty.

1.  As you see in this picture we got a little more snow in February.

2.  I decided that I needed to have a female Boston Terrier.  So off we went to pick one out and came home with Izzy.  In this picture she is only 6 weeks old and I had to train her to go outside in the snow.  Not good planning on my part.  She is a bundle of fun and makes me smile and has tons of kisses to give.  She is now 12 weeks old and I will be posting a new picture soon.

3.  I had to let this big guy Riley who is 6, know that she is not to be eaten and will one day be a  playmate.  He is a good boy but a mommas boy and follows me everywhere.

4.  My days are spent looking into the beautiful eyes of this baby girl I babysit everyday.  She turned 6 months old today and has been sick so it has been rough around here.  I will be turning 43 next month and with 3 kids of my own that will soon be 21, 16 and 10 this takes a lot out of me.  I enjoy her but like giving her back to her mom.

That is it for tonight.  I have to work on a Red Fox wanted poster for my daughter in third grade and I need to eat, so goodbye for now and will be back soon.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Super Bowl Sunday-

Hello everyone-

Life her in Va. Beach has been cold and rainy with a touch of snow this weekend.  My family lives in Northern VA and got between 30"-36" of snow.  Everyone is fine and shoveling.

I have been feeling under the weather this week with a cold and finally had my DH drop me off at the doctor last night.  It didn't take long to be seen and left with 3 weeks of antibiotics to take.  I have a sinus infectiona and fluid in both ears.  What fun.

Yesterday as a family we went out to dinner and later to the store to do some shopping.  This was my favorite purchase-
I love it.  We also purchased 3 boxes of different K-cups.  Hot Cocoa is the kids favorite.  I haven't picked mine yet.  I have to buy a My K-Cup so I can use my own coffee when friends come over but I absolutetly love it.

I will have time tomorrow to post a few cards that I made for challenges and I hope to get my Sure Cuts a-lot installed for my Cricuit so I can cut my templates I purchase from My Time Made Easy.  Lauren Meader is so creative and now my Cricuit can do the cutting for me.

See you all tomorrow and I hope your team won tonight.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy Sunday to Everyone:

First I want to show pictures of the snow we got yesterday in Va. Beach, VA.  We got about 6 inches where we live and that is a lot for a city that doesn't own any plows.

I love the how it looks outside before anyone gets out there to play in it.  Next are pictures of the cat and dog enjoying a day inside by the fire.

Next up are a few pictures of the kit I will be putting up in my etsy store later today.  You can get there by clicking here.
There are over 100 items in this kit, with enough cardstock to make 8 cards.  I hope you enjoy

Have a great weekend.