Sunday, December 28, 2008


First, I hope everyone had a happy holiday! It was crazy here! The kids were so excited. I think they were bursting at the seams on Christmas morning!

Kaileyne's Christmas theme was HANNAH MONTANAAAAAAAAAA!

I think she almost fainted every time she opened a gift that had HM in it!

You know how six year olds are! It is all about the drama! LOL

The only thing she loved more was Pixos! She has not stopped playing with that since she got it.

Jet's Christmas theme was Monster trucks and Wall*E.

He loves Wall*E. he has watched the movie at least twice a day.

And he laughs. Oh how he laughs!

I love my son's laugh!

You can be in the other room and when you hear him laugh, you laugh.

His laugh is so contagious. So genuine.

Quinn's Christmas theme was oblivion. LOL

He did not care.

He just dug himself a hole in the middle of the ripped wrapping paper and made a home.

That was his fun for the day!

Ok, enough about the kids. LOL Let's talk about me me meeee!

Yes, my husband and my brother got the ceiling tiles, lighting and floor down in my new scrapbook room!!!! YAY!! That was my Christmas present.

Then, my MIL got me a gift card for Lowes. Double YAY!!!!

Went out this weekend. Bought a door. A door frame. Outlet covers.

And had the guys put them in this weekend. Triple YAY!

It looks like a room now!

We cannot put the base moulding or the corner round in until the cabinets come (heavy sigh), but it is coming around.

I was going to put a closet door in my room, but decided to put a curtain there instead. I thought that the door would make the room look smaller.

And that would not to at all. LOL

I want it large in charge!

So, now I have to save up for my cabinets. It will take me a little time but I am so excited.

I even cleaned up the entire basement tonight. It was a disaster!

But knowing that now I can set up my craft table in it, makes me all giddy inside. hee hee

I am going to do that tomorrow. I may even put some things on the wall.

I may even transport some things downstairs from the disaster I call my "current scrapbook room."

Kaileyne says she will help me as much as possible. Why? because she knows as soon as that room is clear, it is all hers to Hannah Montana up.

My baby girl will have her own room. She is beyond thrilled!!

I do not have any pictures of my room yet. I want to do a couple things before I take pictures.

I should be getting my curtains this week (fingers crossed).

Once I get them put up, I will share some photos.

I need to ask your opinion about something anyway.

Ok, gotta run. Tomorrow is "go to the dump day."

After cleaning the basement, I have a lot of things to throw away. Too much for the trash guys to pick up.

And my little baby boy is turning one on Thursday. Can you believe it has been a year?

And his party is Saturday. So much to do.

So, I will holler at ya soon.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

From our CRAZY Family to yours!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Thank you Secret Santa!

A bunch of us from the Creative Memories Design Team decided to do a Secret Santa.

It is always fun! And I had not done one of these in so long. So, I was really excited!

It is so nice to be able to get to know someone and spoil them with goodies at the same time.

Don't you think?

Well, I received my package from my Secret Santa Yesterday.

She definitely deserves a shout out!

She was very generous.

I loved everything, but my favorite is the hand made picture frame. Isn't it adorable?

I only had one problem. I still do not know who she is! LOL

Hopefully she will come out soon!

Thank you Secret Santa!

And Merry "Almost" Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What? Only four more days?

Oh geez! I thought I had more time. 4 days?

I am "almost ready"

Just need a few more presents wrapped.

Today, is cookie day. Kids will be making sugar and chocolate chip cookies today from scratch.

Ok, I made them from scratch. The dough is in the frig. Ready to go. I did that last night. James helped. And then my brother came down just in time for the community cookie dough taste test.

Tomorrow is a full at the school. Crafts and Pizza Party.

Pick up a few more things for hubby.

Then, I need to create 3 classes for a crop before Christmas.

No problem right? Where is that egg nog? LOL

Hope you all are having a good weekend.

FOUR MORE DAYS!!!! Are you ready?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Weekend at Scrapbook Cottage!

Well, it finally happened! After many years, I actually was able to go away and crop for a few days!

And I sure have missed it!

A good friend of mine, just opened a Crop House call the Scrapbook Cottage.

It is in Hedgesville, West Virginia. About 20 minutes from Martinsburg.

The place is absolutely gorgeous!! As soon as I got there, I was relaxed.

She has 2 big crop rooms. We each got a 6 foot table to scrap on (those who know me know I tend to spread, so this was good LOL) with your own Ottlight and Craft mat.

The food was awesome. Leigh is a great cook.

I scrapped until 4am Saturday morning. I just could not stop. The creative juices were going.

I scrapped 8 pages in less than 24 hours. I have never done that!

Everyone had such a great time. We plan on doing this every 6 months.

So, if you get a chance, you should really check it out.

You will not be disappointed in the Scrapbook Cottage.

Leigh thank you so much for inviting me! I had so much fun!

Hey Dawn, I am thinking if my scrapbook room is not done by Spring, that we should go here. We will invite our friends to come with us. what do you think?

Ok, gotta run. Going to a Christmas Craft Fair with the kids today.

Hubby is staying home to work on the scrapbook rooom for me... YAY!!!

One step closer to getting it done...

Have a glorious Sunday!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day #3....Creative Memories Advent Calendar

I know some of you are still a little surprised that I am on the Creative Memories Design Team.

I am not. I am proud to be a part of this team. There is so much talent and the women are so wonderful to work with!

You should really take another look at CM.

They still have the High Quality albums and tools that we cannot live without, but the things they have and will be coming out with will blow your mind. It sure did that to me.

I am honored to be a part of this!

So, with that said I want to show you an Advent Calendar I created using CM's Everyday Display, Jewel and Primary Christmas lines and new alphabet stickers.

I created this for our 30 Days of Holidays. Each day during the month of November, you will find a brand new holiday project idea that was created with Creative Memories Products by our Design Team. You should really check it out.

So, here is mine....

The squares are 2x2 and I put magnets on the back of each square. I also cut out24 red "X"s and put magnets on them as well to mark off the days as they go by.

The stockings and mittens are from Big Lots. I put all the red "X"s in the mitten and the stockings will hold the daily goodies for the kids.

I really love the way it turned out and it was a lot of fun to put together.

See ya tomorrow.....

Monday, November 17, 2008


Ok here I am... Day #2 (told you I would be back heh heh!)

let's talk about Talladega!

I had the best time ever! We met up with some old friends and camped for 6 days.

We hung out and even spent some time with some of Denny's, Kyle's and Tony's Pit Crew one night. yeah we did!


Race Day was H-O-T! Hot! I was baking in the sun. But it was all worth it.

And even though the end of the race ended in a call from Nascar.
Tony won! And I was there to see it! Woo hoo!

Also, Denny Hamlin was in a bad wreck. It happened right in front of us on the backstretch. It was bad. He had to be transported to the hospital. But he was ok.

The only bad thing about the entire experience was that I was unable to see my friend Gretchen. We talked on the phone, but we were not able to hook up.

What were we thinking? LOL The track is huge. She was on the front stretch. I was on the back.

I am so sorry Gretchen! I miss you and I wish we could have spent time together.

Overall, Talladega was amazing! I had so much fun, but was ready to come home to my family.

Next year, we are taking the twins to Richmond to see their first race. I think that may be the only race we make it to next season. But I know the kids will love it! And Richmond is a track we have never gone to before. Fun! Fun! Fun!

On a sad note, yesterday was Tony's last ride in the Home Depot #20 car.

He starts his new ride with Stewart-Haas next year in the Old Spice #14 car.

And it is Red! Yuck! I do not look good in red. I will miss the orange! But we will be ready!

We go where our driver goes!

So, that is it. Talladega in a nutshell.

I camped. I drank a little too much (shhh do not tell anyone). Spent time with old friends. Met some new ones. Talladega Perfection.

Have a great day!

And see you tomorrow.

PS I will post an advent calendar I did for Creative Memories in tomorrow's post!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I know I have been MIA!!

And I know I have a lot to get you all caught up on...


I have information about a HUGE giveaway...and thought it should take precedence. LOL

My friend Colleen Stearns told me about a contest A Cowboy's Wife is hosting.

And Colleen is having one too. They are both huge and easy to enter...

Just click away.....

Let me know you entered...

Let Colleen know that I told you about it...

And good luck..

let me know if you win..

And hurry...

contest ends November 23rd!!!!

P.S. I "plan" on blogging every day this week to get caught up. That is my goal. Ok that is what i am telling myself. SHHHH..don't let me sike myself out. LOL

Monday, September 29, 2008


pro·cras·ti·nate (pr-krst-nt, pr-)
v. pro·cras·ti·nat·ed, pro·cras·ti·nat·ing, pro·cras·ti·nates
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
To postpone or delay needlessly.

Why do I procrastinate?

I am sitting here with a huge list of things I need to do before I leave on Wednesday morning.

And what am I doing with this "huge list?"

Just looking at it. And looking. Not doing. Just Looking.

I will tell you that I work better under pressure. I do.

That is why I love tight deadlines. I can get it together!!

But with things like getting ready for a trip or doing things around the house, I am the Queen of Procrastination!!

Running around like a crazy woman. Thinking I forgot something. Knowing I forgot something. It can get quite ugly. LOL

And I have always been a procrastinator.

I did when I was in school. So, I had a few weeks to do a project or essay. No problem! Plenty of time! Then why did it always seem like I was scrambling the night before to get it all done?

I was 45 minutes late for my wedding. Ok, the photographer was in a car accident and the bridesmaids dresses were coming apart at the seams, but 45 minutes???? Ugggh!

And I am leaving for Talladega in two days! Two days! My girlfriends and I have been planning this for almost a year. I thought we had all our ducks in a row, but once again we are scrambling with the last minute details.

Have I packed?


Do I know what I am packing?


Am I getting ready to pack?


It is par for the course. LOL

It is definitely something I need to work on.

So, there it is. I am a procrastinator.

I am pretty sure I will not be posting anything else until I get back next week.

But I know I will have stories to tell. LOL

It is going to be a blast. Once I get there.

It is getting ready to get there that will be a process. LOL

So, wish me luck.

Procrastinator. Out.

(have a great week)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Countdown Begins!!

TO TALLADEGA!!! 7 more days!

Can I get a Whoo HOO? LOL

Yes, I am a NASCAR FAN!!

It is a girl's getaway! 3 of us are going! I love Talladega!

And I am going to see a fellow Nascar Fan there too!

Gretchen Mcelveen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love her! And I miss her. I cannot wait to see her again!!

All this week, I am getting everything together. Running around.

I cannot wait! I love this race!

See ya soon!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Crazy Weekend! But so much fun!

Well, as some of you may know, I joined the Creative Memories Design Team in January. This is truly an amazing opportunity. Not only are the women I work with amazing and talented, but they are also super nice too!!

CM has been keeping me busy for the past 8 months! :)

To say that the stuff Creative Memories has come out with lately and will be coming out with soon will BLOW YOUR MIND is an understatement!! I have been "oooohing" and "aaaahhhing" for months.

So, keep your eyes peeled! It is all very exciting!

I am so honored to be a part of this.

And now I have been invited by local Creative Memories Consultants to teach at their crops!

I taught at a crop this weekend. It was so much fun! There were over 100 ladies there and their enthusiasm for the classes were off the charts!!!!!

I want to thank the Consultants for having me! It was a phenomenal experience!

The crop was 11 hours long and I taught the entire time I was there! It was crazy, but invigorating at the same time. I taught four classes. They filled up so fast!

Wanna see them?

"A Bountiful Life" Class

"Eeek" Class

"Fabulous Fall" Class

And a Shape Maker class. Sorry, I do not have pictures of this.

The class showed innovative ways to use the Shape Makers. We played around with the punches and created a few things.

I was running around all day teaching classes. I barely had time to eat, but it was all worth it!! I had a great time.

So, that is my weekend in a nutshell! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I know I did! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I have a few seconds..

I took Kaileyne to Hair Cuttery to get her hair cut. Before I knew it, It got short...



What do you think?

Ok, have to run. Need to do some finishing touches on some classes I am teaching at a crop this weekend for Creative Memories!

I will tell you all about CM and me is exciting!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Sharing Some Layouts...

I have been a little busy scrapbooking! Yay!

It is so nice to get back into the swing of things.

All these pages were done using the Homegrown Scrapbooks Summer Survival Kit.

So, here are some of my creations:

Kaili and Jet at their end of year recital. Aren't they cute as Jack and Jill?

My husband doing some rock climbing!

The twins playing in the pool.

One word: Geronimooooooooo!

Kaili and Jet making a Longaberger basket!

That is it for now. I will post a mini album I did of Kaili's Ballet Recital in a few days.

I just need to do one more page.

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Homegrown Scrapbooks New Kit for Fall Survival!

Just when I think that Stephanie cannot top herself, she does.

There is a lot of yummy goodness in this kit. And the Add-ons are to die for.

I think I bought every bit of it. Shhhh! Don't Tell my husband. LOL

If you do not know, over a year ago, Homegrown Scrapbooks came up with a new way to do a kit.

The kit is done every 3 months. There is a Spring, Summer , Fall and Winter Survival kit. It is jammed packed with paper, alphabets and embellishments.

When you purchase the kit, you are enrolled in a 6 week program. Each week you download a pdf that is jam packed with layouts and techniques. Each one of them has step by step instructions on how to create it AND the sketches for the layout. All you have to do is play along.

You also receive a binder to put each lesson in. By the end you have a binder filled with sketches and ideas. It ends up being a huge idea book.

There are also challenges and prizes given out at the end of each program. I love it!! You should check it out. It is definitely not your ordinary kit club!!! And you will not regret it!

Here are the pictures of the kits and the add-ons. I will post the layouts and mini album I have completed using the Summer Survival Kit this week.

Contains 1 sheet each of the following Patterned Papers
Basic Grey Ambrosia: Mandarin, Tangy, Winsome
7Gypsies Savannah: Flocked Bird
7Gypsies Savannah: Troup and Wright
Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy: Happy Camper, Gojumpinalake, Nature Walk, Strip Tease
Cosmo Cricket Haunted: Nevermore
Sassafras Happy Place: Apple Delight, Promises
Sassafras Woodland Whimsy: Rose Thicket
Prima Little Guys: Starstruck, Fun Times
Prima Youth: The Best of Things, Coupling
Kaiser: Flutter
Pink Paislee Vintage Moon: Night Owl and Moon Glade
My Mind's Eye Encourage: On Target
My Mind's Eye Masculine: Strength
Bo Bunny Splendor: Splendor, Stripe
Bo Bunny Beautiful Life: Beautiful Life, Stripe
Luxe Simply Luxe: Orange Lined and Brown Grid
We R Memory Keepers White Out Nonsense: Silly Sally, Wishy Washy, Sing Song, Fiddle Faddle
October Afternoon Hometown: Main Street, Woolworths, Depot Park, County Library
Creative Cafe Lucky: Teal Die-Cut Paper
American Crafts Cardstock: (2 sheets each) Apricot, Denim, Sunflower, (1 sheet) Alligator Emerald Foil

Sheers and Transparencies
1 sheet KI Gizmos Sheer Delights Transparent Paper
1 sheet Hambly Black Frame Wallpaper Transparency
1 Fancy Pants Glitter Cut: Autumn Frame
1 sheet Prima Orange Dot Transparency
1 My Mind's Eye 29th Street Transparency Frame
1 My Mind's Eye Family Transparency Frame
1 My Mind's Eye My Love Transparency Frame

Assortment Prima Whispers Black and White Flowers
1 set Prima Licorice Lollipop Flowers
Assortment Prima Summer Singles Flowers
Assortment Prima Essentials 5 Makes Me Happy and Christmas Flowers
1 package My Mind's Eye Embark Crochet Flowers

Brads and Such
Assortment 7Gypsies Paper Clips - Words
Assortment Creative Cafe Buttons: Teal, Gold, Green
9-12 pieces assorted 7Gypsies Nottinghill Brads
Assortment We R Memory Keepers Nonsense Glitter Brads

1 package We R Memory Keepers Nonsense: Chipboard Words
1 set Sassafras Hog Heaven: Pal Around Chipboard
1 Maya Road Cupcake Mini Coaster Book
Assorted Maya Road Chipboard Bracket Sets
1 Maya Road Nature Keychain
1 set Prima Owl Chipboard: Deco Fun
1 set My Mind's Eye Embark Chipboard Borders
1 My Mind's Eye Lucky Chipboard Title

1 package Prima Say It In Crystals: Black Diamond Swirl
1 package Prima Say It In Crystals: Clear Swirl
1 package Kaiser Gunmetal Pearls

1 sheet Creative Cafe Lucky Alphabits Cardstock Stickers
1 set Prima Felt Alphabet Boy
1 sheet Sassafras Fawnd of You Too Monogram Alphabet Stickers
1 set American Crafts Dolce White Thickers
1 set October Afternoon Hometown Alphabet Stickers: Yellow and Blue
1 sheet Pink Paislee Fashion Script Black Alphabet Stickers

Stickers and Rub-ons
1 sheet 7Gypsies 97% Complete Family Stickers
1 set Mr. Campy Cosmo Cricket Stickers
1 set October Afternoon Hometown Rubber Charms
1 sheet Luxe Journaling Tabs Stickers
1 set Sassafras Serendpity Pink Flower Flair Rub-ons

Felt and Ribbon
1 package Chatterbox Stitched Felt - Together
1 package We R Memory Keepers Flocked Lace: Nonsense Blue Bird
3 assorted Creative Cafe Felt Spirit Words
1 sheet Creative Cafe Lucky Die-Cut Paper Ribbon Stickers
1 package My Mind's Eye My Boy Trims

Assortment Prima Felt Factory Frames with Journaling Inserts
1 sheet Bo Bunny Splendor Journaling Cut-Outs
1 sheet October Afternoon Hometown Journaling Cards
1 My Mind's Eye Strength Journaling Card
1 each Creative Cafe Shipping Tags: XL Chocolate, Large Gold, Medium Teal
1 sheet Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy Journaling Cards
1 Knock-Knock Notesheet

1 Prima Acrylic Stamp: Owl
1 My Mind's Eye Acrylic Stamp: Life

Thickers Add-on

Just Me Add-onContents List:
Prima Just Me Clear Acrylic Stamp Set
American Crafts Cool Flair
7Gypsies 97% Complete Life Stickers

Down Home Add-on
Contents List:
Prima Down Home Line: 1-12"x12" plain sheet, 1-12"x12" die cut sheet, 4-6"x6" sheets, 5 ribbons (1 yard each), 10 flower pieces.

Fresh Baked Add-on
Contents List:
Maya Road Cupcake Chipboard Album
American Crafts Cupcakes Details
Tsukeniko Memento Rich Cocoa Dew Drop Inkpad
Making Memories Chocolate Felt Alphabet

Special Occasion Add-on

Contents List:
Prima White Glitter Swirls 12x12 Transparency
7Gypsies Carolina Journey Dots Flocked Paper
7Gypsies Journal Clear Acrylic Stamp Set
7Gypsies French Ribbon Pack: Hudson Valley
Making Memories Silver Mini Shimmer Alpha

Falling Leaves Add-on

Contents List:
Sassafrass Orange In a Stitch Blossoms
Prima Say It In Crystals Thanksgiving
Kaiser Copper Pearls
Kasier Bronze Rhinestones
Chatterbox Artsyliscious Chocolate Trims
Making Memories Brown Mini Shimmer Alphabet
Maya Road Copper Mist (not shown)

More Alpha Add-on

Contents List:
Basic Grey Offbeat Sweets Mini Monograms Alphabet Stickers
Basic Grey Piper White Chocolate Chipboard Alphabet
Fancy Pants Daily Grind Chipboard Alphabet Box Set
American Crafts Aqua Chloe Remarks Alphabet Stickers
Chatterbox Artsyliscious Choclate Fine Letter Press
Making Memories Black Puffy Alphabet

Take A Hike Add-on

Contents List:
Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy Ribbons and Trim Card
Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy Clear Acrylic Stamp Set
Creative Cafe Lucky Price Tag Cut-Outs
Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy Rub-on Book
Sassafrass Hog Heaven Framed Chipboard Stickers
Creative Cafe Calendar Cut-Outs

Young at Heart Add-on

Contents List:
2 x Kaiser Sheriff's Star Gems: Clear
Maya Road English Ruler Singleton Stamp
Maya Road Gear Chipboard Album
Making Memories Red Puffy Alphabet
Kaiser Red Pearls
Prima Youth Brads
Prima Youth Epoxy Stickers

Feeling Lucky Add-on

Contents List:
Creative Cafe Lucky Phrases Cardstock Stickers
Prima Denim Lollipop Flowers
Creative Cafe Lucky Labels Cardstock Stickers

Free Falling Add-on

Contents List:
We R Memory Keepers Nonsense Chipboard
We R Memory Keepers Nonsense Trims
American Crafts Chit Chat Tangerine Puffy Thickers
Creative Cafe Lucky Teal Felt Pocket
Prima Mixed Album - contains pages from heart, star and square page sets

Roar Add-on

Prima Say It In Studs Dinosaurs
Prima Dinosaur ROAR! Stamp Set
Prima 7x12 Acrylic Build-A-Book Pages: Torn, Deckle, Scalloped Star
Making Memories Blue Puffy Alphabet
Prima 5x7 Splatters Glitter Transparency
Prima Little Guy Epoxy Stickers
Prima Little Guy Brads
Prima Frosty Treats: Shining Star
Prima Lollipop Flowers: Cypress
Prima Say It In Crystals Red Mixed Crystals
Prima Say It In Crystals Blue Mixed Crystals

Halloween Add-on

Contains 1 package each of the following:
Prima Green Tea Mixed Gems
Prima Frosty Orange Lollipop Flowers
Prima Little Boo Essentials Flowers
Making Memories Spellbound Die-Cut Journaling Stickers
2 yards Prima Black Banner Lace
Making Memories Spellbound Tiny Alphabet
Making Memories Spellbound Puffy Alphabet Stickers
Making Memories Glitter Foam Spellbound Jack-O-Lanterns

Contains 2 each of the following patterned papers:
Making Memories Spellbound Black Glitter Dot
Making Memories Spellbound Glitter Crow
Making Memories Spellbound Newsprint Die-Cut
Making Memories Spellbound Orange Brocade

Sunday, June 22, 2008

New Layout and Etsy Find!

Today is laundry day (ewww!) and I only have a second.

But I wanted to share a layout I did using something I found at an Etsy Store and the new Teresa Collins papers .

If you do not have the Teresa Collins papers, you have to get them. They really are awesome!

And these die cut scrolls are my new addiction.

Wanna know where I got them?

Check out the article I wrote on the Homegrown Scrapbooks Blog and you will find out!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dance Recital Today!

Kaileyne is dancing today.

Big Stage.




This is her favorite time.

Make-up. Oooooooh! All the pretty make-up Mommy lets me wear for just today!

She did so well.

She is a beautiful Dancer.

And she looks so darn cute!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Summer is here!

The kids are out of school and it is disgustingly H-O-T! Seriously! I have not wanted to step outside for a week. I mean, come on! What is the point of getting dressed, putting make up on and doing your hair, when as soon as you step outside you melt like wax. Not to mention any clothes you are wearing melts into your skin. YUCK!

Can you all tell I do not like the heat? haha!

I know some of you have been wondering the state of my new scrapbook room. It is going..slow and steady. Emphasis on "slow." The drywall is up. Primed and I am almost done painting.

The room is in the basement and has one little window. In other words, no natural light. It will be okl because James is putting in a boatload of lights in there. It will be blazing! But it did not leave me a lot of color choices for the walls. I am a green and orange kinda girl, but those colors would make my room look really dark.

I was talking with a friend of mine and we agreed that the only real option besides yellow (ew! lol) and white was pink. Now I have to tell you. I have never been a big pink fan. Not even in scrapbooking until my DD came along. Then it became fun. But still never thought I would paint an entire room pink. Maybe for Kaileyne, but certainly not for me.

Alas, that has changed. My scrapbook room will be pink. The color scheme will be black, pink and white. all white cabinets. black craft table. It will look good. I have been buying stuff like crazy for this room Loving that part. LOL

But right now the entire room is pink. I walked into it today and felt I was walking into a bottle of Pepto. Seriously! The color is Champagne Blush. It is a great color. Just a little overwhelming when there is no ceiling tiles or flooring in there yet. Just PINK! KWIM?

Enough of my incessant babbling.

The room may not (probably won't) be done until late fall. I am saving up for the cabinets and the countertop. I am thinking black countertop with the white cabinets. Because I am messy when it comes to stamping. LOL What do you all think?

Also, I am looking hard for seat cushions for my new room. I want a Pink plaid. You know black white and pink. I am so desperate i was thinking of trying to (GASP) make them myself. And I don't know how to sew. It could be an adventure. LOL

Ok that is about it. my scrapbook room update. And the weather. LOL Hotter than you know what! Thank goodness for air conditioning. I may never leave my house. And you think I am kidding.

Gotta run. Little boy is hungry. I think for lunch he will be having peas. YUMMY!

Take care and will write soon. Kaileyne has her ballet Recital this weekend. So I should have tons of pictures to post.

Have a great week.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

DAWN! This one's for you!!!


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend.

It is a jam packed weekend for me. Like it has been for the last few months. Nothing has changed. LOL

My hubby says that he thinks I thrive on chaos. I plan too many things to do. Go crazy doing them all but somehow get it all done.

This weekend was no different. Last Friday I decided I wanted to do a yard sale. So I was running around the house like a mad woman trying to clean out all the cabinets and shoving them in the garage.

I had the yard sale on Friday and Saturday. Early morning! Ewwww! I am so not a morning person. Not at all! But having a 4 month old baby as your alarm clock works well for me. He does not let me sleep past 6:30 am. LOL

So, after the yard sale on Saturday, I packed the kids in the car for a cookout at my mom's house.

Then, after 4 hours, I packed the kids in the car again and drove to a camp site to drop the twins off with daddy. James goes camping every year with his friends and he wanted the twins to come this year. Are you being silly and asking why I was not camping this weekend too? Awww you are funny. I am not the camping type. Hotels are more my bag. LOL But James and the kids love it. And they won't be back until Monday(insert giggle here).

After dropping them off, I drove home with Quinn and we both sacked out for the night.

Today, my brother Pat is watching Quinn so I can mow the lawn. It really needs it. We have had so much rain lately that the grass has been perpetually wet and not mowable. it has gotten so bad that I have been calling it the Taylor Jungle!

When I am done that, I will be doing laundry and (gasp) scrapbooking. I am so excited. I may even stay up late to crank some layouts out. I miss my night owlness.

And don't let me forget the race is on tonight. Coca-Cola 600! Do I need to say it? YES I DO!


So, that is is my weekend in a nut shell. What are you doing?

And so that you know I have been cranking out some stuff using the Spring Survival kit from Homegrown Scrapbooks. If you have not checked it out, you really should. I know I am biased but Stephanie was brilliant when she came up with this program!

And speaking of Homegrown, I will be doing an article spotlighting a Hot Blog and Etsy find. I have never been to Etsy. So, when I went there I was amazed at all the beautiful things on there. And I found something to die for! No, I am not going to tell you yet...stay tuned!

You will not be disappointed!

So, let me share some of the things I have done......

This is an altered screen I did about the two places I want to travel to.

Have a great weekend!!