Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Well Howdy Strangers!!

Hello. I can't even believe it has been so long since I have been on here. Makes me sad that life just takes over. Haven't had time to craft except for when I need a quick Birthday card and that isn't fun either.

Halloween came and went... I did cute little spiders that had to be individually punched out and boy my hands hurt from those babies. Made a few boo bags. Turned my sweet Brooke into a Jellyfish that she loved until it was time to trick or treat and then she was upset because of the umbrella- hard to hold when you are holding a bag too!! But it was fun. Here are some pics. I forgot my camera most of the night but managed a couple. I have to get one from a friend of Kaelyn she took while we went around the neighborhood... he was the best Urkel ever!!

Boo Bags...




Well, our dorking laundry room flooded again the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. And all that slate you saw below had to be pulled up and we await the process of someone coming out to fix the damage. It took 4 or 5 full days of multiple LOUD wind machines drying it. Oh it was so loud. But I am forever thankful that I was home.
And that my neighbor was home to save me!! He had to come shut my water off. So ladies if you are still reading- Learn how now!!

More to come soon. I will working on lots of Christmas cards and items. I have a few to take pictures of and post. till then, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

November Necklaces...

I have to put my little plug in for November specials with lia sophia. Business is going so good and my calendar is busy busy this next month but there is always room for more parties!! You won't want to miss the specials this next month. With our regular savings plan you buy 2 and get 1 of your most expensive items half off and up to 3 additional necklaces at half off!! You can cross lots of names off your list this way... (teachers, hair dressers, friends and family alike).

Here are some pictures of the beautiful jewelry you can find on my website to order. Book a party and you can earn it for free!!

And with a lifetime guarantee behind every piece you can't go wrong.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Back "Home"

Four years later and home is still 2 time zones away. We miss it even more with every trip back. I can't wait to find a way to get closer to D's family and mine. I would miss the beautiful scenery up here but it would be so great to just be home.

We had a blast at the OU/TX weekend all but of course the final score... but spirit just isn't anymore apparent than on the Dallas Freeways... here are a couple of pics to enjoy. my favorite is the bevo hanging from the bell. 25 miles from the hotel to the game took almost 3 hours.

We had fun taking a few pictures by the stadium too. We went to see how much campus has changed and give Kae a feel for where he is headed!!

Back to the normal grind now... although all of us are still on CST. That has been hard on the little guy. He wakes up at 5:30 hungry and ready to go. Guess we should have slept in while we were there.

Until later, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Boomer Sooner

I found the best site for the background I just uploaded in 2 minutes... I bought a little set about 2 months ago and still can't figure out how to add it. But this one from the cutest blog on the block was FREE and EASY.. 2 words moms love to hear.
http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/backgrounds.php?cat=39 that is the link, if I knew how to let you just click on it I would do it like that but I don't know how..
I sit down to blog for the first time in a month and can't believe it has been that long. I am so aware of the time I don't have anymore. I have to find it again because I miss just being able to make a card. My craft room has become a class room and I am not able to make it both. Despite all the space and organization.
Homeschooling is apparently harder than I thought it would be. I am so not a teacher. I mean we are doing good but I don't know how teachers do it. Other than our children are always more respectful and eager to please their "real" teachers more than their parents. They can show us their frustrations and emotions when they just don't get it. I have learned that I learn completely different than my daughter... leading to some of the frustration. She can't seem to understand how I just don't understand why she doesn't get it!! Doesn't that make you laugh??

We are about to head out of town for the OU TX Red River Shootout!! What a blast!! The kids are excited to see our family again and my newly 13 year old boy can't wait to see the game... tell you the truth either can his dad!! BOOMER SOONER boys..
We made the cutest tie dyed shirts and I had red fingernails for a week. I have to upload the months of pics off my camera and post one later.

Hopefully I will be able to craft once we get back in town.. but for now just a little update to those wondering where I am.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Fall is here!!

Temperatures are cooler colors are changing. School has started and all is starting to settle into a routine. I have started homeschool with Brookelyn and that is going great!! As soon as I can figure out how to have some "mommy" time, I can start to craft again. I miss it.
I did stumble upon a fun website today while looking at one my favorites blogs. It was so much fun. http://yearbookyourself.com/ Go and have fun remaking yourself into all the different era's. I always wondered what I would like in the 50's or 60's not to mention the different haircolors. So fun!! I will post the pictures when I figure out a good way.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Laying down the slate...

I know this isn't crafty- well not paper anyways. But we got the backerboard down last night and this morning I got in there with the thinset and put down the slate. It was easy and hard work all at the same time. I love how it looks. Tomorrow we will grout it and then hopefully on Monday I will be back into business doing laundry!! Here are some pictures of the progress. You will see half the wall is painted because I painted before the washer and dryer were out- now I can finish. I also threw in a great one of me no makeup and no shower...

and oh the pretty toes...Brooke and I had to do our toes and fingernails... I got a little messy in the thinset. Good excuse to play though.

I also have downloaded a really cool background and tabs for my blog that I can't wait to figure out how to upload to here. Be looking for a fun change soon.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

life and cards!!

Hello Friends.
Blogging takes the back seat to all the fun. I just can't seem to fit blogging into the day. I have been so busy with the kids and lia sophia that I haven't had much time to paper craft. I seem to be swamped with other things.
Last weekend was the Microsoft Picnic. It was so much fun as usual and with over 200 pictures this year and then tripled because I haven't scrapped any of the years I am not sure what I will do with all those pics. But it sure was fun this year. The kids really loved the BMX motor bike riders that did some really cool tricks. I got the flips with my camera and if I did a slide show you could see it all yourself. What fun.
Our washer and dryer we bought in September 07 has had a SLLLOOOOWWWW leak that dripped dripped dripped down the wall until the ceiling in the garage in July dripped dripped dripped and decided to rain and pour!! We found the culprit to be that connection behind the washer and immediately took action. Well once the insurance companies decided we decided to fix it ourselves to save a little money. So we pulled and cut the damaged portion of the flooring up and it took us 7 hours just do a 34" x 36" section. It was 2 inches thick and didn't want to come out of it's place. It was so hard. Many of you have seen my husband and he is strong- we just knew we would pull up the floor and have the whole process done in our one day. But now we have the new plywood down and we will finish it this weekend. We are going to put slate down and I am excited about how nice it will look but not too excited about all the work. I am just glad we work so well together.
But before we finish the floor.... This Friday we have our homestudy for Kaelyn and Brookelyn's adoption by Dalton. We are so excited. The termination hearing was by far one of the most important days thus far. But the day of finalization will be even BETTER!!! It just keeps getting closer. Thank you Jesus!!

My little brother and his wife bought their first home and closed on it just the other day. I sat down and made a cute card for them. I loved this set when it debuted in the catalog some time ago. But never really used it as much as I thought I would. I paper pieced all the boxes with some fun paper I got at M's- it is a K&Company stack. I also used liquid glass from CTMH on the flower vase. The chipboard letters are their last name initials and I covered the letters with coordinating paper.

Here is another fun card I made. Using a new set from the Purple Turtle Stamp Shoppe (http://www.purpleturtlestamps.com) It is called Space Cadet. I just love it. I random stamped a whole sheet of white card stock with circles from a solo's set and then the fun little stamps in the Space set. I used Holiday Red, Topiary, Sunflower, and Dutch Blue (CTMH)Was making it for a birthday card but then decided my hubby would like the spontaneous card and the cute little sentiment of "Fly me to the moon." And I was right. I will just have to make some more and use the number to replace the sentiment for a cute birthday card!!

Then one last one. I went to the A Muse store in Seattle during the Women of Faith weekend and got this cute little set called Stud Muffin... it is this little mouse with a dozen sentiments to go along with it. I decided to leave this one blank until I need just the occasion to use it. But I think it is so cute. And I NEED every color in these little polka dot cards too.

I hope you enjoy.