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Monday, November 28, 2011


Happy Monday everyone!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I am thankful that everyone was able to make it over to our house even though the flu bug hit.  My sweet nieces were not feeling 100% but we enjoyed the time with them anyway.  Hoping everyone here can stay healthy.  

It is amazing how Thanksgiving seems to instantly get us in the mood for Christmas.  The Christmas tunes are playing on the radio, I have been getting decorations out and I have been messing with my blog a bit to update the theme.  I do like the background but I am not happy with the header.  Will have to play with that a bit more.  The other thing I have been playing with this morning is not really Christmas related but lots of fun anyway.  I may be one of the last to update my browser but I am finally getting up to date.  DH loaded Google Chrome onto my computer and I discovered Pixlr-o-matic.  This is going to be bad news! LOL  I took some pictures of L on the trampoline a couple of weeks ago and here is one I played with this morning.  I can't wait to scrap these. :)


Speaking of scrapping, I have been doing a lot more layouts lately.  This layout was so much fun to create. K got a cell phone this summer for her birthday.  She had been wanting one but is such a great kid she didn't beg.  I really do love this about my girls.  We have tried to really instill an attitude of gratitude in both of them, to realize that we are so incredibly blessed and have so much.  I love that they do not beg for a whole lot, but it does make finding gifts for them hard.  I don't mind though. :)   It has been a while since I have had a chance to play with my Sizzix.  I used the Purse, Shoe, Phone set to create the cell phone on the layout. 

Check back in a few days, there will be a new challenge posted at Challenge Me Happy and a new Creative Charms kit for December as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I am really thankful for all of you!  Have a wonderful week!

Monday, November 21, 2011

A Beautiful Fall

Happy 3 days before Thanksgiving! LOL  We have been busy getting ready for the holidays. Everything is sparkly clean and now I just need to get the grocery shopping done. 

There has been talk about a really harsh winter but I have to say, it has been a gorgeous fall.  I took the girls out a few weeks ago to get our yearly fall pictures.  There are so many times I try to get pictures of the girls and get those corny, glazed over smiles (I am working on that!) LOL but there have been times lately when they get spontaneous and ask me to take pictures of poses they come up with. Yes,  some of those poses are quite cheesy, but once in a while you get a good one. I loved this photo of my oldest DD as soon as I saw it loaded on my computer.   

I decided the journaling needed to be about changes.  I have seen such big changes in K and I have to admit, I really like having a middle schooler.  Yes, maybe there are a few mood swings but I also love the conversations we can now have.    

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Thank you so much for stopping by.  I am truly thankful for all of you.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Challenge Me Happy #11

Happy Tuesday everyone!

It time for a brand new challenge over at the Challenge Me Happy blog and Annelie has found another very cool photo as this week's inspiration. This is the inspiration photo.  Pretty cool huh?

So many ideas floated through my head as soon as I saw this photo but then I found these photos. This is what I came up with for the challenge.  (please excuse the slightly warped look.  It is all straight IRL)

Look how young K looks in that picture!  Anyway, I loved the size and texture of the word LOVE and went from there for my inspiration.  I created the Lego blocks by cutting a rectangle out of cardstock and then punching circles out of the same cardstock.  I layered 4 circles on each connector to give it dimension.

We would love to have you join us for this week's challenge.  You have until November 29th to create a project based on the photo and link it up on the Challenge Me Happy blog. You could win an awesome kit from Molly's Scrapbooking!  Good luck! Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

We have winners!

Morning everyone!

Thanks again to everyone who stopped by for the Blog Hop. As promised, here are the winners for my blog.  Everyone that posted this weekend was entered to win and those who chose to follow me got a second chance at the drawing. 

The first name drawn and winner of the distressed gift box is...


Winner #2 is Scrappygail!

Winner #3 is Patti Ross!

And the final winner is Renae!

Congratulations ladies!!! Please send e-mail me your addresses and will get your prizes out to you!

There is a new Deal and Kit for the month of November that I wanted to share with you. 

·        Christmas Twinkle Stickers – 10 Pieces
·        Christmas Vintage Metal Frames – 6 Pieces
·        Red Fuzzy Daisy Medley – 2 Pieces
·        Green Braided Daisy Medley – 4 Pieces
·        Red Braided Daisy Medley – 4 Pieces
·        Forest Green Vintage Poppies – 8 Pieces
·        Red Vintage Poppies – 8 Pieces
Everything for Only $14.99 (Regular $24.43)

·        Red & Green Vintage Jewels – 12 Pieces
·        Holiday Gradient Gem Stickers – 76 Pieces
·        18” Red Vintage Velvet Ribbon
·        18” Green Wide Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
·        18” Red Wide Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon
·        Green Gradient Gem Brads– 12 Pieces
·        Red Gradient Gem Brads – 12 Pieces
·        Red Vintage Gem Brads – 9 Pieces
·        Red Pure Blossoms – 14 Pieces
Everything for Only $6.99 (Regular $20.42)

Today is also the reveal over at Challenge Me Happy.  This week's challenge was ANYTHING GOES.  Make sure you stop by and check out how to participate in this awesome challenge.  So here is my layout for the challenge. 

The envelopes hold a letter to my girls.  They really are the best and I think sometimes in the rush that is life I don't tell them this enough. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful week!!!