Sunday, December 27, 2009
Well, honestly I'm not making any. I think when you put New Year's in front of Resolutions you might as write FAIL!!! I am though a big believer in goals! I make them all year long. I have big goals such as getting the basement completely organized and clean and small goals like getting an A on a test. It keeps me focused on the task at hand. You should always have long term and short term goals. I also don't beat myself up if my goals are not accomplished. Life gets in the way and sometimes it has another plan for you and the goal is just not one of them. So my goals right now are both big and small. Some goals I'm working now are long term and big such as becoming a nurse. Some are small term and small goals such as getting the house completely organized before the next semester starts. I don't want to waste this valuable time I have off of school. I have a full load of classes next semester which will not give me the time to do much with my home except general cleaning.
So this year nix the New Year's Resolutions and just make goals! Goals you know that you can handle and that you won't be disappointed if they are not fulfilled.
Have a wonderful New Year's. Stay safe and please if you are going out and drinking have a designated driver!!
Blessing for the New Year,
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The French Charming- $100 g.c. to PearlNecklaceSource.com. Wow, what an giveaway!! Go and read up on what you need to do in order to be part of the giveaway. Real easy!
Good Luck to all. If I find more I'll post it!!
So 2 days before the big day. Christmas Day that is! A wonderful friend of mine, Heather is a digital image designer and owner of Fresh Brewed Designs and makes digi images for papercrafters. Today she is giving out 3 free digi images. Please check out all her digi images for sale too.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Please check out Robin's Egg Blue. She is having a giveaway.
Please go and check out My Vintage Muse. This birthday girl is sharing her birthday with all of us bloggers by having a giveaway. Sweet!
Good Luck to all!!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Today I am sharing with you some of my home during Christmastime. During the holidays my family and I put out of decorations. I just love this time of year, you can put out all different pieces and it all comes together to make a festive home. It is such a change from the everyday decor that is out 10 months out of the year. So please enjoy this picture show of what makes me happy.
Welcome to the enterance way of my home. I have a small buffet cabinet that I purchased last year and it doesn't store dishes or linens but instead it holds all my school books.
I was so proud of myself with this bookcase. I opened my mind and thought of how I would like it to be and then executed it. The 3 metal stars were used this summer in screen porch and now are being used as Christmas decor.
I truly adore vintage decor! In the past few years I have been picking up little pieces here and there.There is a store in my town that carries all cute vintage ornaments and sorts. I just love it. Last year after Christmas I picked up the cutest little statues of vintage children. Aren't they adorable?
Would you believe....
that I found this Santa cookie jar at a yard sale? I couldn't believe it myself. He is just so cute. On the list in his hand has the names of the children that probably owned this cookie jar. Too bad they didn't keep it in the family and put it out in a yard sale. I guess there trash is now my treasure. You never know, one day I might just paint over the names and put my childrens names in its place.
Please check out other blogs in the tour!!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Your friend in blogging world,
Monday, December 7, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
I made this card to be entered into Friday Sketchers Card Challenge. This is going to my best friend Heather this year for Christmas. This is a digi image and I am not sure of where I had got it. Complete Brain Fart Moment!! Hope you like it. Hope I win. Fingers crossed.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
First, a beautiful apron giveaway from http://reluctantentertainer.com/. Today she made me stop for a moment and think of my favorite moments with my family. Just love that.
A wonderful women named Dawn at The Feathered Nest has a list of giveaways also and while your there check out her cute little Snowman "Pudge". He is just so cute. If you scroll down futher you can see her cute little birdie she made out of paper clay. She has tutorials on some cute projects as well.
Want something to keep those little toesies warm this winter. The Inspired Room is having a giveaway. They are giving away a pair of cozy white bunny slippers. My daughter would just love them.
Lastly over at Fiona and Twig, she is offering her own giveaway but also posted some great giveaway leads.
Hey, I entered them. If I win, I win. So have fun entering and roaming around blogworld. Best of Luck to all.
Oh found another!
Sue's Rubber Stamping Adventure
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
This week's Fifteen Minute Friday is: drum roll please.....
Planning out your week ahead.
So now that Thanksgiving is over and the December Holidays are fast approaching I feel that my time is really being taken by shopping, cooking, family time and everyday life.
So here is what to do to make sure your time isn't wasted but is being used wisely.
1. Sit down with your calendar and a pen, paper and a nice cup of hot cocoa. Chocolate makes everything less stressful. :)
2.Write down everything that has to be done this coming week. Put down the amount of time you think this will take.
3. Take that list and now put it in a list of most important (Tasks that must be done) to least important (Tasks that are not really important but you would like to see done). Do you see where I am going with this?
4. Time to chop the list! If it is least important scratch it off the list, delegate it to someone else or write it down for the next week. This will help to make your list shorter and your week less daunting.
I hope this helps! Thanks for visiting and please visit often!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
So if you are interested in saving some bucks and making your own laundry detergent go here!!
P.S. I'm using Japanese Cherry Blossom essential oil. You can change the scent to your favorite scent. I found it in the craft section in Walmart. The ingrediants I found at the supermarket. Walmart only sells the Borax.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Blog Candy from Sparkle Creations, btw, love her cards. They are just so beautiful.
Beautiful Santa Statues Giveaway over at the lettered cottage.
Beautiful Blue Cake plate and knife
Saturday, October 31, 2009
I just love this pumpkin. - www.allaboutpumpkins.com
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Hey everyone!! While I have not been effected personally by breast cancer I still feel Breast Cancer Awareness is very important. So ladies, check the your breasts at least once a month, usually at the start of your menstration. If you should feel any abnormalities go get checked out by your doctor. Early detection is the key for a cure. This month you will see plenty of organizations asking for donations to for breast cancer research, please if you can give what you can.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Matteo instantly was attached to us. My husband seems to be his favorite person in the house. We are all okay with that because we still have Midnight. I never knew that I could love another dog like I love my Midnight, but like children you just make your heart bigger. God led my husband to the shelter and Matteo was meant to be ours. I am so thankful.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Well, enough on the parade. I will not let that damper my day. I have decided that my family and I will just relax and enjoy ourselves today. No cleaning and running around. I didn't hear any complaints from my family so I am going down to my basement to my craft area and I'm going to sew today. I might even sneak in a card or two.
Have a great day today.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Onto crafting news... my sister is preggers and is due in July. She is having a baby boy. We think his name will be Jake. So I have been thinking of different things to make for the baby's room and for her baby shower. Her baby shower theme will be Nursery Rhymes. I am finding it really hard to find anything with the nursery rhyme theme. If anyone knows of a website that they can lead me too for ideas I would greatly appreicate it.
New Releases of Stamps
So lately I have seen a lot of new releases of stamp sets and such from all different companies. As much as I like some of the designs I must say that I am not totally impressed with most. I feel the images are to cartoonish and look like coloring book images. I don't like that these companies are making such crappy stamps and charging a fortune for them. I won't name names because I don't want to bash companies. I understand that they have to come up with new designs to keep up with other companies but why crap? Some images look like they are drawn by a 5 year old. So yes, since I don't like them I will not buy them. Enough of that.
Well, I'm hoping this week to get in on some challenges. I'll post what I do if I find time.
Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
This card was made for the sketch challenge over at PCP. I was so happy that I finally got to use my new stamp. This stamp is "Rumor Has It." from stampingbella.com. They are so cute.
This was a sketch challenge in the Addicted to Bellas group on Cafemom. Thanks so much Dee for a great sketch. I love ribbon, so when I saw the stripes, I instantly thought ribbon. I also used my new cuttlebug for the scallop and for the embossed pink cardstock. I truly love that cuttlebug. The image is Cupcakeabella from Stampingbella.com. I got the image in a swap and couldn't wait to use it. I know your seeing a trend. I love Bellas and the other great stamps at stampingbella.
The dragonfly card was made for a challenge for the Cute Critters Club at Cafemom. The sketch was really easy and took me no time at all to do. I used a dragonfly image that was sent to me. I believe it is an SU stamp.
So the thing is to bold the things you have done. Just copy and paste it into your own blog.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world -DisneyWorld several times and can't wait to go back.
8. Climbed a mountain- live all around them, I drive up and down them all the time.
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language - lucky I can speak English correctly.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied- I am satisfied with whatever God feels I should have at the time.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39.Went Rock Climing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Well, I'm hoping to get some use out of it tomorrow when the kids go back to school. I'm so happy for school. The kids are driving me crazy and really need to go back. I hope everyone had a great weekend and I wish you all a great week too!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
It was definitely so sweet of them to make me dinner and a cake.
I must also share with you some of my gifts that I got for my birthday too. My son Frankie gave me $50.00 to spend on stamps. I went right on over to http://www.stampingbella.com/. It has been so long since I have gotten Bellas. I was so excited. I bought 7 stamps altogether and one copic. My hubby also bought me some Riley Moose stamps at http://www.hannastamps.com/ but the last gift was so great. I must show this to all of you. I just love it. My favorite symbol is the fleur de lis. I did pick this out but was so shocked that he wanted to buy me jewelery since I break all of my jewelery. He is so sweet. I love him. He is full of surprises. He was going to orginally get me the Cuttlebug but I refuse to buy it for full price. I know that if I pay full price the next week or month it will be on sale. So I am going to wait for a good sale before I buy the Cuttlebug.
Well, as you can see and read, I did have a pretty great birthday. I am so thankful to God to be living another year and for all the wonderful things he does for me and my family. God Bless everyone!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Again have a wonderful New Year. Hope it is the best!