Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sandy Beaches

This picture was taken in 2008 when we went to the beach with our family. This is Jakob and Luke looking for Sand Crabs...they're these nasty looking beachy pill bug things. I'm sure they have a real name???? The kids love so much.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Together...where I want to be

most of the time that is. Sometimes I just want to get away from it all, but they're so darn cute and handsome that it makes me so happy to be a part of this family. I'm really trying to be a better mom and wife, because I know if I do, that will make them better people too. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coming Home

When Jonah was born he was diagnosed with Transient Tachypnea of a Newborn. His lungs were still wet and his respiratory rate was off the charts. We had to stay an extra day but soon he was the picture of health. They bathed him, brought him to me, I dressed him and buckled him securely into his car seat. He was coming home and I couldn't have been happier.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Jonah's first ouchie...

You know when you're watching your child and then in slow motion (it seems) they begin to fall and there's absolutely nothing you can're to far slow and then the aftermath of bloody noses and skin scrapes is just so sad and a testament to the world that you're a bad mom...well that's how I feel anyways. I wanted to document just such a story. Used some old bandaid stickers and enjoyed it. Have a great day.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gingham ribbon makes me HAPPY!

Especially this mustard colored one. It just pops. This li'l gal is headed to NY as well. Here's hopin' and prayin' that all my li'l ladies find new homes!
Have a great day!

Friday, September 24, 2010

3.2.ONE...blast off.

Jonah turns TWO today so it's only fitting that I finally finished the layout of his first birthday! Honestly, I'm so behind on scrapping but I still love it I don't think I'll ever just give's too much fun. The poor boy has strep throat and he's been really whiny but I'm going to make him cupcakes and visit with some friends this afternoon. I'm sure he'll like that. He really has completed our family. I love the way the other children interact with him and try to include them in their activities. He makes us so happy...I just can't believe he's already TWO!!!!

midweek mojoy #2

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Midweek Mojo #1

So I'm playing catchup. I really want to be better at scrapbooking. I love it. I love capturing the memories. This little moment in time where Travis just adored his brand new baby's precious and so is that dang beard of his, NOT. He actually went home right after this and shaved it...just waiting 'til the boy was born I guess. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vintage Pearls and Daisies

Wow, this one is a stunner. I love the way it came out all lacey and creamy. I think I'll make another for me. Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Creamsicle flowers

This card is for a gal who is quite special and recently had a birthday. I haven't been able to get together with her yet but I can't wait to share her card. Hope this brightens your day S! Had a great day today. Watched Tommy for Jenn and he and Jonah had a blast. Scored an awesome suit at the Salvation Army. Can't wait to rock it. I may need a pair of gray or yellow pumps first though! Sold a dresser on craigslist for 80.00 when I only paid 12.99 for it 4 years ago at the thrift store!!! SCORE!! Besides the icepick in my eye from the sinus headache, I'd say I'm having a super day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

For the love of hair!

I NEED a HAIRCUT! YIKES....My hair looks awfully red in these's's a dull brown. I'll be getting a haircut on Wednesday! YAY! This beauty is going to New York, hopefully to a nice home there with a nice lady who will wear it with pride! She's dressy, don'tcha think?!?! Have a great day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Made this card for a friend's birthday. I hope she likes it. I hope you're having a great Sabbath. I am filled with love for all of my brothers and sisters of the world. Have a great day!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Garden Grow

that's how my garden grows. Zucchini, anyone know why they heck it won't grow uniformly?!?!? This one here below was a forgotton corner monster. I looked down today and there it was, holy cajoly, it was huge! But then the skinny long smile up above would feed five people easily. Oh, and yes I really need to prime and paint that dresser now to match the hutch. I know it will look so much better, but once I do my little secret will really be out...shhhh I'm not going to tell you yet.
PS, why do I still look FAT to myself when I'm wearing a size 6?!?!?!?!? UGH!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Girly Cap

So I tried this cap again and I made it bigger because Tess is going to be 8...I think I definitely like the tighter cap which is 20 inches in circumfrance. It just stays better.
She's thrilled so I won't complain too much but in the future I'll make sure to measure heads before sewing. Have a great day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cute Cap

Using a tutorial found HERE at "I Am Momma Hear Me Roar",upcyled boy hat, I made this hat for Aaron in about an only took an hour because I DON'T sew...except for on paper and straight lines for curtains and such. The most difficult thing for me was sewing the "bias tape" around the edges of the hat. I missed in a bunch of places and had to pull out the stitches and do it again. I'm sure anyone who's even a moderate sewer can put one of these together in 30-45 minutes. I used a bunch of old t-shirst the boys had that were destined for the thrift store-hence the upcycle part of the project. Enjoy and I hope you all have as much fun making this project as I did. Aaron loves it and ALL the kids want me to make one for them now...I can see a girly flap hat in Tessa's future!!! Have a great day.

Rainy Day Earrings

I've been having a lot of fun creating mixed media jewlery. These embossed paper clouds are just the thing to wear when you want a little pick-me-up or a conversation starter. I love how sparkly they are. I entered them in the state fair and I think I got second place in the rubber stamping/jewelry category. That's a new one for me. Hope y'all have a great day!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We got big corn

I'm so excited about the size of the corn from our garden. Last year's was pitiful but this is actually "store" size corn. It's fun to eat the things you grow...feels good you know. Hope you all are well. Have a great day!
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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Vintage Floral

I made this card for the "non-occasion" category. Stampin Up's Fifth Avenue Floral stamped and embossed with white. I used my water brush and re-inker to color in the flowers with Regal Rose and Rose Red. I sponged Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa ink around the edges and then hand stitched the corners with embroidery floss and DONE! I love the way this came out...I made a similar card for a friends birthday a few months back. Have a great day.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray!

It's your birthday. Birthday entrant for the state least favorite thing i entered. I love these animals though. I paper pieced their clothing and balloons with patterned papers and added some stamped cupcakes.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Happy Boo To You!

This is my state fair entry for the "Holiday" Category. I had tons of fun creating this card. I LOVE this set called Booglie Eyes by stampin up. I hand stitched the spiders drop down web and added silvery touches to the webs. Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

No Frills, but berry sweet.

I like the way this simple card came out. It doesn't have a lot going on but what it does have is put together nicely. I'm trying to get some extraordinary cards together for the State Fair by this Friday. HAve a great day!