Sunday, October 7, 2007

This is a MUST SEE for Moms...

If you haven't seen this before, PLS PLS PLS watch it now. Even if you are not a Mom yet, you will respect your Mom even more after watching it.

Saturday, October 6, 2007


Don't you just LOVE getting new shoes? I do. Especially new, white runners! I love the way white shoes make your legs look slimmer. They make me feel sporty, yet femine. I love bouncing around the house in them. I guess actually using them should be a part of loving them but once they are used for that purpose, they sort of lose their "newness".

So this infamous baby shower I have been planning is this coming Saturday. Yes, thats right, a week from today. Guess how much housework I have done to get ready for it? YES! Thats right! NONE! Yay me! Tomorrow will be a big day to get my house cleaned up to "officer level" cleanliness. Its going to be a huge job. At least Rich has agreed to help me with it. Little does he know how much I really want to do. Don't get me wrong, my house isn't attrousious, but its definitely far from guest ready. We finally bought a new spot-bot to replace the one we left after our last move. Its only taken us 10+ months to get one.

Does anyone else out there have a two year old? Mine is starting to drive me INSANE. His favorite word is "no". Ok, I know that people warned me about this but HOLY COW, I was so not prepared for it. Matthew has turned into some little evil spawn. He is talking back, doing naughty things on purpose, and copying me at SO the wrong time. It was funny at first and now its just irritating. How much can you really punish a 2 yr old? They just don't quite understand it yet. SOMEONE HELP ME :) Don't get me wrong here, I LOVE my child with ALL of my heart but the spawn is making me pull my hair out.

I also finally put up a rail system in my scrap room. Took me long enough. Along with a rail picture frame that my friend, Amy, bought me for my birthday back in July. I will have to post some pictures soon.

Well I am out of here. Need my sleep in order to clean and deal with spawn-child tomorrow.


Thursday, October 4, 2007

It has been way too long!

I have not posted in forever. If you are anything like me, sometimes the scrapping mojo comes in waves. This summer was LOW TIDE :)

I am totally focused again on my scrapping and am having the BEST time. Diana and I went to two crops in September. The first one, hosted by the Mad Scrappers of Lawton, was in the beginning of the month. They always put on the GREATEST crop! Thank you again ladies! You are the best!

The second was a ScrapPink crop hosted by Scrapbook N'Such of Wichita Falls. Diana and I have been to a handful of their crops down in Burkburnett. We always get a lot done and its a good break from the family :)

What am I working on? Good question. I am finishing a few layouts and altered items and working on a few things for a couple of mags. This is going to be my year, I can feel it!

Watch out world, here I come!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Weary Wednesday

Its been a long three days. Matthew is teething something fierce and has been running a fever for a few days. He has been SO cranky and unmanageable. I always feel so helpless when he hurts and I cannot fix it.

I found out some EXCELLENT news yesterday, in addition to my awesome news earlier this week. It will be a week or two before I can share it but its so great!

Tired tonight. Just completely wore out. I also think Mo took Jo on a vacation and they don't want to come back. We will see where the night takes me.

Been watching Army Wives. This is a GREAT show! Watch it! Its on Lifetime.

Over and out!


Sunday, June 3, 2007

Suddenly Sunday!

OMG, its not Sunday already! NO!!! :( I love Sunday's because of the laziness but on the flip side, I hate them because it means work tomorrow.

I did my very first digital layout today!!!! Can you believe it??? I have ALWAYS been paper and I just went for it. I am actually really proud of it. It was totally inspired by Janneke at ScrapStreet. She is holding weekly challenges while she is Guest Designer for June. I have to say that EVERYTHING Janneke does inspires me. Her work is just GORGEOUS and she totally deserves to be the Guest Designer.

Ok need to finish laundry, bills, and the schedule for the week. Everyone have a WONDERFUL Sunday night and Monday day!

Over and out!


Saturday, June 2, 2007

Social Saturday

Today we went to the Lawton Renaissance Festival. It was a lot of fun but not at all what we were expecting. I mean, yes, this is a small town, but I figured for the price of admission it would have been a lot bigger.
Matthew had SO much fun. He got to run around as much as he wanted and even got to get a tattoo on his leg. It was the funniest thing watching him watch the artist paint. Daddy wanted to get him a third eye painted on his forehead but the lady wouldn't do it :)
It was a great day, lots of great pictures, and one tired little boy at the end of it :)
Hope everyone had a great Saturday!
Over and out!

Friday, June 1, 2007

Finally Friday

Phew. Been a tough week. With Stuart flying in yesterday and working a full day today and THEN grocery shopping, I am WORE out. Not a whole bunch to report today so I will post a lot tomorrow.

Over and out!


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

WONDERFUL Wednesday!

I got a most EXCELLENT email today requesting some work from me! Total info I cannot divulge yet, but I am SOOOO excited!!!

I got to try my hand at a few BBQ invites today. My dh laughed so hard at the one shown here. We have been planning on having a BBQ here soon so it was good practice at making the invites.
Stuart will be here tomorrow! I am leaving work a little early to pick him up from OKC. I hate driving by myself but dh cannot get out of work before then.
Matthew's first day of his new classroom was today. He had SO much fun playing with the bigger kids. His old classroom was 6 week olds to 17 months. This new one is 18 months to 3 years!! He is always watching kids wherever we go so this is a GREAT thing for him.
I really need to focus on completing a couple layouts for a contest. I just cannot seem to get motivated by the sketches. Ever have that problem?
Ok outta here! Happy scrapping!
Over and out!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Triumphant Tuesday!

YAY!! My new camera has FINALLY arrived!!! Its my birthday present from Rich and Matthew. Its a Kodak Z710. Not the HIGHEST model they have but its really nice!
I am working on a couple of layouts for the Memory Maniac Masters. A couple of the ladies at Scrapstreet are entering as well. It gives me a PERFECT opportunity to try out my new circle cutter from EK. Sketches can be found here: sketches
I hope everyone's Tuesdays went well! Wednesday is only a couple hours away! Make the best of it with creativity!
Over and out!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day Monday

We bought a firetruck/car for Matthew today. We have been wanting to get one but were torn on getting one from a consignment store or from the PX. We decided to go the consignment store route and could find NONE, and I mean NONE, around! Usually I see 10 to 15 of them on my way home from work! How could this be!? Well, we really had our heart set on getting him one so we headed to the PX. He LOVES his new car. It makes sounds and lights up too!

I finally also finished some projects I have been trying to work on for over a week now. A blinged frame for my friend, Amy, who's birthday was on the 23rd and a rotary frame for my FIL who's birthday is on the 30th. Both will go out in the mail tomorrow. YAY!

Ok, now on to my problem. I am really worried that Matthew is hitting his terrible two's and Rich and I are totally unprepared for it. He is screaming in stores if he doesn't get his way, he swings at us if we take something away or tell him no, he doesn't listen ON PURPOSE and throws temper tantrums ALL DAY. Where has my sweet boy gone? I think Rich and I will need to do some reading on what to do about him.

Conversation between Matthew and I earlier:

Mommy: Matthew please don't play with that marker.
Matthew: Mine?
Mommy: No, Matthew, thats Mommy's. We don't play with mommy's scrap stuff.
Matthew: Mine.
Mommy: No, Matthew, please go put it back.

He proceeds to go to my scrapbook room and trade the marker for my camera.

Mommy: We don't play with that either Matthew. Please give it to Mommy.

He looks at the camera, looks at me, looks back at the camera and takes off running. Daddy chases him down, takes the camera, tells him no and he swings at Daddy.

:::mantra:: it will get better, it will get better, it will get better

Anyone have any advice? :)

Ok I am out of here! Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sunday Laziness...

Today has been such a lazy day! I love it in some ways and in others it annoys me. Matthew is teething again so he is BEYOND cranky and my dh is so tired from staying up all night that he has been passed out on the living room floor for hours. So its left to me to deal with the little monster until his scheduled nap times. FINALLY he is down for an hour...

I found two pictures of Rich's parents. One taken recently when we all had our family pictures taken together and another from a LONG time ago of the two of them on his dad's old fishing boat, hugging. It brings up such strong emotions in me that I just HAVE to scrap them together :) I will post it when I finish.

Ok enough for now. Need to scrap.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Saturday Madness

I love three-day weekends, don't you? I always feel like I have two Saturday night's to scrap :) Best feeling ever! Well, maybe not the BEST feeling, but pretty darn close.

One Page At A Time is having a virtual crop this Memorial Day weekend and some fun challenges first thing this morning. So, me being the crazy gal I am, joined in. I also had to rope my son and husband into a few....they didn't mind...too much ;) The challenges were different each time, with a list of different items in your home to photograph. As you can see, they were VERY random :)

Well, off to scrap.

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I am SO excited! My younger brother is coming to visit next week Thursday for 10 days!! I have not seen him in over a year and I cannot WAIT until he is here. Last time he saw Matthew, he could barely roll he is running around like a crazy boy! I can't wait to see what he thinks of him.

So tomorrow is FINALLY Friday! The beginning of a BEAUTIFUL three day weekend. The weather outlook may be gloomy but it is three days that I get to spend home with my family before going back to work. YAY!! We really have no plans for this Memorial Day weekend. Rich and I have date night tomorrow night. We are going to see Pirates of the Carr. Part 3!!! Orlando Bloom

Happy early Friday wishes to everyone!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


It's been a while since I built this blog and made a new post! STAR at Scrapstreet is over. Diana and I made it to round 3. We were VERY proud of ourselves but totally out-talented by some AWESOME girls (and one guy!). As we become more experienced scrappers, its crazy to see the difference in layouts from last fall to now. I will have to post some differences soon.

American Idol:

Can you believe its already the final day!!!! I have liked Jordin from the beginning and have crossed my fingers for her every round. Maybe its because she isn't the smallest girl, kwim? She is beautiful and talented and doesn't have to be a twig. Congrats Jordin!!!!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

ScrapStreet Star Contest....Round One

I have finished my "it" layout. It didn't turn out EXACTLY how I had planned it but I am pretty pleased with it.

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Every time I look at these pictures of Rich and I, I just have to smile. He is such a great husband but can be SUCH a pain in the butt. Love is so crazy like that.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Fast Forward

Every day goes by way too fast, it seems. Our son has whipped through 15 months in the blink of an eye. He is the most amazing thing I have ever had a part in creating. I feel so blessed.