Saturday, October 17, 2009

Holiday Card Making 101

On this blog you have to be able to find the card you want to make.
Thanks Capture The Moment for sharing it.

FaceBook

Is there anyone else out there that feels like they spend to much time just on facebook and not enough time working on there blog, etc...?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hi Everyone

Its been awhile since I have posted on here and I'm sorry to say it might be alittle bet longer before I get to adding everything that I want to. Here are some updates, and I hope everyone is staying warm.

I have been working for a temp agency and its taking away from everything at home. I do like what I'm doing and hopefully it continues a little longer so I can get my Christmas shopping done, and pay some bills off.
School started Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! now they can feed 3 starving monsters that are raiding my cupboards and fridge. I can not believe how much they eat over the summer, they are growing like weeds. The other nice thing is there all in school all day now.




Tayinna just had a birthday, she is 8 now. Don't look at the candles, I didn't even think of making sure I had enough. She wanted a strawberry cake so mom put strawberry icing on it (it was yum yum) Happy Birthday Tayinna!


My dh is stilling looking for a job and I'm hoping there will be one right around the corner, but what ever happens I know we will make it. :) He is trying his best to be a stay at home dad and he is doing a great job at it.
I have lots of other pictures to share from are trips and camp this past summer so don't give up on me I will get them on here soon. I even got to do a girls scrapping weekend, it was a blast.
To those of you that enjoy getting your Christmas shopping done early I have started mine, I might not have all of it bought but I know what I'm getting them. I need to start wrapping now, but I know that won't happen.
Have A Great Day!





Friday, July 31, 2009

Whats Happening In August

3 National Watermelon Day
10 National S'mores Day
13 Left Hander's Day
14 V-J Day
15 Feast of the Assumption
22 Ramadan begins
30 National Marshmallow Toasting Day

Here is were I got my info http://www.holidayinsights.com/everyday.htm. To see more go there and check it out.

Monday, July 20, 2009

My Points

Has anyone ever joined and got lots of point from my points and got gift cards? Well I'm trying it, I hope it really works. I got almost enough points to get a $50 gift card from Target. I also won a gift card on the blog party so I figure by Christmas I can have $150 in gift cards. That will help me get some gifts for the kids. So if anyone would like to join let me know and I can sign you up under me.
http://www.mypoints.com/emp/u/index.vm

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Quote

Do all the good you
can, in all the ways
you can, as
long as ever you can.
- John Wesley

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Whats Happening In July

1 Canada Day (Dominion Day)
4 Independence Day
22 Hammock Day ...relax and enjoy!
27 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony - not until 2012

Here is were I got my info http://www.holidayinsights.com/everyday.htm. To see more go there and check it out.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Quote

Do all the good you
can, in all the ways
you can, as long as
ever you can.

- John Wesley

Monday, June 22, 2009

Quote

There is a crack in
everything. That's
how the light gets in.

- Leonard Cohen

Saturday, June 20, 2009

What Happened to Posting On My Blog?

I know I have been so busy doing other things that I have not been posting, scrap booking or even looking for new quotes. Well that is going to stop and I'm going to start posting again. It just might be quotes or even random writing but it will be something.

Before the warm weather was upon us I had all these plans to go outside and work work work. Well I don't know if anyone else is like me, but the house work did not stop. The kids are out of school and they want to help all the time. So here I am playing simon says, red light green light, going for walks, etc... with them and nothing is getting done. Well I can't say nothing! This year are rototiller decided it wasn't going to run, so we did allot of work trying to get the gardens ready and the kids did help.

The weather has been so not like summer one week its raining and cold, then its sunny and warm the next. I do know that I got around 40 tomatoes, 40 peppers, tons of onions, 5 mounds of zucchini, couple cucumber,Brussels sprouts, corn, Indian corn, sage, parsley,cilantro, chives, and basil planted. I hope they grow, I can't wait to start picking tomatoes off the vines YUM. I still have allot of mulch to put on my flower beds. Believe me they are not pretty now, some of them have lots of weeds. All this rain has made the weeds grow well.

Me and my mom are planning on taking the kids to camp for awhile. We will be there over the 4th, and I am really looking forward to this. I have not been to camp yet this year, and I can't wait to sit by the fire, go for walks in the woods, read a couple good books and just relax until my dad gets there. Then it will be work work work LOL. At least some of it will be work but not all of it. Then we are taking Chris on a trip, hotels here I come. While we are on are little trip I am hoping I will be able to meet one of my chatting friends from online. Other then that we would like to take the kids to Erie and spend a day or 2 on the beach and I would like to get some girlfriends together and go to camp for a weekend.

Well as you can see summer is going to be busy but I will try to keep up with my posting. If anyone has any canning or freezing recipes for any of the veggies in my garden please let me know were they are.

Have a great summer everyone. :) Inside or outside there is always something to do!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Todays Quote

When you get to the
end of your rope, tie
a knot and hang on.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Whats Happening In June

6 D Day, WWII
14 Flag Day
21 Father's Day
19 Juneteenth Day
21 Summer Solstice (The longest day of the year!)
Here is were I got my info http://www.holidayinsights.com/everyday.htm. To see more go there and check it out.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Todays Quote

There is more to life
than increasing its
speed.

- Gandhi (submitted by ystonehiker)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Todays Quote

There are years that
ask questions, and
years that answer.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day

Todays Quote

You only live once-
but if you work it
right, once is enough.

- Joe E. Lewis
(submitted by Nadyne)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

T-Mobile Mom to Mom Quiz

T-Mobile Mom to Mom Quiz: "

Take the fun, Mom to Mom quiz and discover your parenting style.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Todays Quote

It's not how much
you have that makes
people look up to
you, it's who you are.

- Elvis Presley

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Todays Quote

I am not afraid of
tomorrow, for I have
seen yesterday and I
love today.

- William Allen White

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Whats Your Birthday Wisdom




Your Birthday's Wisdom is Creation



You have learned that you're happiest in life when you're working with your hands.

Whether you're cooking or writing, being creativity is what fools you.



You don't like to be stagnant, and you are always thinking of new projects.

You believe that a wasted day can lead to a wasted life. You make the most of the time you have.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What Color Christmas Tree Should You Have?




You Should Have a Blue Christmas Tree



For you, the holidays represent a time of calm, understanding, and peace.

You avoid family fights, and you don't get too stressed out - even when things are crazy!



You like to make Christmas about making everyone's life a little bit better.

You don't get caught up in greed or commercialism. You're too sincere for that.



Your blue tree would look great with: Lots of silver tinsel



You should spend Christmas Eve watching: It's a Wonderful Life



What you should bake for Santa: Chocolate chip cookies

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cards from the Crop

Scrapbook Lane had a weekend crop and these are what I made.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Todays Quote

The more you have,
the more you're
occupied; the less
you have, the more
free you are.

- Mother Teresa

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Todays Quote

Friendship is always
a sweet
responsibility, never
an opportunity.

- Kahlil Gibran

Friday, May 1, 2009

Givaway

365 Days of Christmas is hosting a givaway. Please go check it out.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Blog Fine

Oh I love this blog Deep Fried Kudzu , there are so many ideas on it for anytime of the year. Thanks Ginger for posting all your ideas.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Free Hallmark Card


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Offer is limited to one card per person and is valid through May 4, 2009. However, to get your card by Mother's Day, you must order by May 1st.
Thanks, Saving our Cents

Blogger Buddy

Storm from All Things Cherished has been so nice by giving me a Blogger Buddy award. I love blog hopping and your blog is one of my favorites. Thank you Storm.


Storm has said the one thing I need to do with this award is pass it onto 3 of my blogger buddies. Here they are:

Shawna at What I do when I play..........
Babas at BabasFarmLife
Marilne at The Crafty Oma

Monday, April 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Cards

I'm not real sure about them, but I made them from a sketch challenge and recipe chellenge on ScrapBook Lane, Cherished Memories

Thursday, April 23, 2009

What Internet Slang are You

You Are LOL
The internet is always cracking you up. You could waste the day away finding things to laugh at.
You're usually the first one to find a new funny video, picture, or website.

You're always up for wasting time online, even if (especially if) you're at work.
You also tend to spend a lot of time chatting, especially with people who make you laugh out loud.
What Internet Slang Are You?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Garage Sales

I was looking around Sugar Ridge blog and found this neat site that people can post there Garage Sales to and you can look and see if there is any in your area. I will defiantly be trying it out this summer.
Thanks Diana.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Easter 2009

The kids got up and found there baskets, had breakfast and were ready to go to grandma and paps. We were not going to grandma and paps until dinner so the kids were not happy, but that's the way it goes.

We normally don't give the kids to much candy, but for Easter you have to have candy. So the kids were running around all wired. I could not wait to get to mom and dads just so they could go run around and look for Easter eggs.

Here is a picture of mom and dads back porch. There almost done with it. When we have big dinners, we use it for a second diningroom for all the kids.

Here are some radem pictures I took at mom and dads.



Three of my kids have birthdays in April so we celebrated there birthdays after we ate. They are all getting so big.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009




You Are Considerate and Mature



You approach the holidays with responsibility and cooperation.

You'll do your part to make sure that everyone else has a happy holiday.



You aren't particularly picky or high maintenance during the holidays.

You're happy to be in the company of people you love, and you're willing to "go with the flow."



Of all the types, you are the most likely to give someone exactly what they want.

You're also the most likely to wrap all your presents well - to prevent peeking!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Plant a Garden


Edgar A. Guest

If your purse no longer bulges
and you've lost your golden treasure,
If times you think you're lonely
and have hungry grown for pleasure,
Don't sit by your hearth and grumble,
don't let mind and spirit harden.
If it's thrills of joy you wish for
get to work and plant a garden!

If it's drama that you sigh for,
plant a garden and you'll get it
You will know the thrill of battle
fighting foes that will beset it
If you long for entertainment and
for pageantry most glowing,
Plant a garden and this summer spend
your time with green things growing.

If it's comradeship you sight for,
learn the fellowship of daisies.
You will come to know your neighbor
by the blossoms that he raises;
If you'd get away form boredom
and find new delights to look for,
Learn the joy of budding pansies
which you've kept a special nook for.

If you ever think of dying
and you fear to wake tomorrow
Plant a garden! It will cure you
of your melancholy sorrow
Once you've learned to know peonies,
petunias, and roses,
You will find every morning
some new happiness discloses

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Alzheimers

Today me, my mom, and my aunt went to a class on Alzheimer's. The class will be every Tues. afternoon for four weeks. National Institute on Aging and National Institute of Health is giving us this info.

My grandmother has Alzheimer's and we want to see what they are doing about it. We never realized how bad my grandmother was until my grandfather passed away and she was on her own. There are so many signs we missed when he was living and we just thought oh that's just grandma.

On the info they gave us they shared 3 stages.

Early Stages: (1-3 years)

  • Mildly impaired
  • Increased difficulty following directions
  • Increased difficulty understanding large amounts of information
  • Increased difficulty making quick decisions
  • Difficulty remembering recent experiences
  • Uncertainty and hesitancy performing duties
  • Difficulty handling money
  • Difficulty driving a car
  • Difficulty learning new activities
  • Mood personality changes

Middle Stages: (5-7 years)

  • Moderately impaired
  • Communication difficulties more prevalent
  • Disoriented to time, may confuse day and night
  • Asks questions repeatedly
  • Hygiene is inconsistent
  • May be suspicious, agitated, paranoid, or aggressive
  • May wander, pace, rummage

Last Stage: (2-3 years)

  • Unable to communicate with words
  • May not recognize family members
  • Needs assistance with ADLs
  • Swallowing difficulties or forget to eat
  • Mobility unsteady or become immobile
  • Incontinent of bladder and/ or bowel

Statistics say:

  • 1 in 8 age 65 and older will have Alzheimer's
  • 1 in 2 age 85 and older will have Alzheimer's


It has been really hard seeing my family go through so much and wondering if they are doing the right thing for her. I am thankful that she knows who I am, because there is some in the family she doesn't know. We think she knows me because I go see her as much as I can.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Its Monday

I have to say Sunday went allot better then Saturday did with the kids. We got to go outside and play. Yaaaaaa!
Now the weather is turning yucky again, but the kids will be going to school. I hope I can find time to go hide in my scrap room. I will share what I get done.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quote

There are no more
hours in a bad day
than in a good one!
-Unknown

Its hard for me to believe this is true when I'm having a bad day.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Is it Mondy Yet

It has been one of those days that I wish I could send the kids outside, but its to cold and wet to do that. They don't know how to just sit and watch a TV show with out fighting during the commercials. So the TV gets shut off, lets play a game ( I thought ya the kids will be good playing a game with me) NOT. So I send them to there room to play thinking they need to blow off some steam and run around. Well they broke the closet door. Then there is time out for all of them, so that means I have to watch them because they think if I turn my head they can do what they want. I'm ready to pull my hair out today.

On the plus side I got to talk to a friend today and dh is making dinner (pork chops, scalped potatoes, and carrots), and the kids will be going to bed soon. YAAAAAAAAAAA Then I will be able to have me time.

I hope everyone else is having a better day then me.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Quote

Bad habits are like a
comfortable bed, easy
to get into, but hard
to get out of.
Isn't this the truth?

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Whats Happening In April

1 April Fool's Day
1 International Tatting Day
3 National Walk to Work Day 1st Friday
5 Palm Sunday
5 World Youth Day date varies widely
10 Good Friday
12 Easter Sunday
15 Income taxes due
19 Passover begins at sundown, lasts 8 days.
20 Patriot's Day Third Monday
22 Earth Day (U.S.)
22 Administrative Professionals Day formerly "Secretaries Day"
23 Take Your Daughter to Work Day 4th Thursday

I got this info from http://www.holidayinsights.com/, if you want to know more info about April go check it out.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Who is the Winner

Blog party Winner is Christi
Congratulations Christi
Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
Please send me your address so I can get your seeds sent to you.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I Won!

I won a prize at the blog party and it is #21 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores from Agoosa.
Thank you Katherine I can't wait to go shopping.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Welcome to my Flower Party



Grab a plate, napkin, cup and silverware and lets see what we can eat.

APPLE (Malus sp.)--Apple blossoms have a mildly sweet, floral flavor. These trees grow wild in some parts of the Northeast. If you eat blossoms from cultivated apples, make sure they haven’t been sprayed yet. They also work well as a pretty pink and white garnish.
BEE BALM (Monarda didyma)--Bee Balm is a hardy perennial. The red flowers have a minty flavor, as Monarda is a member of the mint family. Anyone who has grown Bee Balm knows that it is very easy to grow and can become somewhat invasive in a spot it likes.
CALENDULA (Calendula officinalis)--Calendula is a lovely, self-seeding annual. The deep yellow or orange petals add a beautiful touch to a green salad and can also be used as a garnish. Calendula has a slightly bitter flavor, and it best used with tangier greens.
CHICORY (Cichorium intybus)--Chicory is a common roadside weed with beautiful periwinkle blue flowers in midsummer. Many people who lived through the Depression remember making a coffee substitute out of Chicory. Make sure you don't pick flowers on heavily traveled roads because of the pollution absorbed by the plant. Chicory has a pleasant, mild-bitter taste that has been compared to endive.
CHAMOMILE (Chamaemelum nobile)--English Chamomile is a hardy perennial that prefers moist soil and full sun. The flowers are small and daisy-like and have a sweet, apple-like flavor. CAUTION: Ragweed sufferers may also be allergic to Chamomile. It contains thuaone and should be eaten in moderation.
DANDELION (Taraxacum officinale)--Yes, this is the common weed. If the yellow flowers are picked young, they have a sweet, honey-like flavor. Mature flowers are bitter. Do not eat Dandelions from lawns that have been sprayed! If in doubt, ask or just don’t eat them. As you know, Dandelions will grow just about anywhere.
DAYLILY (Hemerocallis fulva)--Daylilies, which are hardy, indestructible perennials, have lovely blossoms in many shades. Their flavor is a combination of asparagus and zucchini. Some people think that different colored blossoms have different flavors. They make a nice garnish and may be stuffed for hors-deuvres or made into fritters.
DIANTHUS (Dianthus sp.)--Dianthus, or pinks as they are sometimes called, are annuals or hardy perennials that prefer sandier soils and full sun. The spicy, clove-like flavor is more intense in some species. D. caryophyllus, a tender perennial grown usually as an annual, is reported to have great flavor. Always remove the white-colored base of the petal, as it may be bitter.
ELDERBERRY (Sambucus canadensis)--Elderberry is a large shrub or small tree that grows wild in many parts of the Northeast. The blossoms are a creamy color and have a sweet flavor. The fruit is used to make wine. CAUTION: All other parts of this plant are poisonous! Do not even eat the stems of the flowers!
LAVENDER (Lavendula sp.)--Lavender is a beautiful and wonderful smelling perennial or small shrub depending on where you live. The flowers are lavender, of course, and have a perfumed flavor. The flavor may be very intense, so use them sparingly. Lavender prefers a light, well-drained soil and full sun.
LILAC (Syringa vulgaris)--The common Lilac, a familiar shrub sometimes seen growing next to abandoned farmhouses (and in yards everywhere) is remarkably hardy and easy to grow. An added bonus is the beautiful purple or white "lilac-scented" flowers in late May and June. The flowers, which have a delicate floral flavor, make a beautiful garnish or can be added to vanilla frozen yogurt for a treat.
MINT (Mentha sp.)--Mints are clean-smelling, hardy perennials. Members of the mint family are characterized by their square stems. The flavor of the flowers is minty, with different overtones depending on the variety. Other members of the mint family with edible flowers are Bee Balm (mentioned above) and Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis).
ROSE (Rosa sp.)--Roses can be shrubs or climbers. Some are hardy, some are not. They all prefer rich soil and full sun (except for a few species that will grow in some shade) The beautiful, perfumed flowers, which come in shades of pink, red, yellow, or white, have a perfumed flavor. It is important to remove the sour petal base.
SCENTED GERANIUM (Pelargonium sp.)--This is a tender perennial usually grown for its scented leaves. Scented geraniums come in many "flavors," ranging from rose to nutmeg to lemon and mint. The flowers may be white, pink, red, or purple and resemble the flowers of the annual ivy-leaved Pelargonium. The flower flavor generally corresponds to the variety. For example, a lemon-scented geranium would have lemon-scented flowers.
SQUASH BLOSSOMS (Cucrbita pepo sp.)--The blossoms of the annual squash plant are a vibrant yellow color and possess a mild vegetable flavor. They prefer soil enriched with organic matter and full sun. Squash blossoms, like daylilies, may be stuffed or made into fritters.
SWEET WOODRUFF (Galium odoratum)--Sweet Woodruff is a spreading, groundcover perennial with pretty, star-shaped white flowers in early May. The flower flavor is sweet and grassy with a hint of vanilla. Sweet Woodruff prefers partial to full shade and rich soil.
This list came from-http://pss.uvm.edu/ppp/articles/ediblefl.htm

Have fun and let me no how everything taste.


My Ultimate Blog Party Prize List so far.
Here is my top 3
19 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
21 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
INTL 9 — Flower Desktop Sculpture designed by artist Robert Sloan
and 6 more.
22 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores
37 — Omron HJ-112 Digital Premium Pedometer
60 – Pepsi Tote Full Of Loot
65 – girly scrapbooking embellishment kit
86 –$25 Gift Certificate to Close To My Heart
109 — $30 Stampin’ Up Prize pack

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Quote

We must remain as
close to the flowers,
the grass, and the
butterflies as the child
is who is not yet so
much taller than they
are.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mom

I don't know how many people get to go do things with there mom, but I love to. We go out at least once a week, to were ever we need to go.

My mom means the world to me and I don't care who knows. I made a scrapbook page with her being the star on it for my book of me.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Google Needs...

I found this idea over at The Lady Bug Chronicles. You put your name in a google search followed by the word 'needs' and post the first ten things that come up with.. Then comment on them if you'd like. I made a story. Make sure you let me know if you do this by posting here.


  1. Teresa needs to lay off the sauce!
  2. Teresa needs help!
  3. Teresa needs a party at the beach.
  4. Teresa needs you
  5. Teresa needs to quit trying so hard
  6. Teresa needs a single miracle
  7. Teresa needs one more miracle to become a saint.
  8. Teresa needs’s profile on Classmates.com
  9. Teresa needs your help!
  10. Teresa needs a strait jacket.

Well as you can see I guess I drink alot and I need help for it. Going to the beach sounds like a great idea and with you going that would be great. I won't ask again because I don't want to be pushy. I would really be surprised if you don't go, so pretty please go with me. Maybe I should find a old friend from high school to go with me. Now I need to figure out how to get my profile set up. This is driving me crazy, how do I set this up. I guess I better go find the sauce.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Scrapbooking Crop

I went to a crop last night and we had a great time. I did more talking then working on my cruise LOs but it was just fun to get out.

This is Bonnie and me.

Here are the two LOs I did. I'm getting all the pictures on paper and the 4 of us are going to do the journaling together. I have two more pages started, hopfully it won't be long till the next crop so I can get them done.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Blog Party

5 Minutes for Mom is haveing The Ultimate Blog Party 2009.
Its Starts Friday March 20th.
Come have some fun. I know I can't wait.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

2 Cards to Share

There was a card sketch challenge on Scrapbooklane and here is the cards I made.







Saturday, March 14, 2009

What You Give A Women

"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater.
If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit."

Friday, March 13, 2009

Blog Giveaway at http://shawnabatesart.blogspot.com/

Quote

If you want to lift
yourself up,
lift up someone else.
-Booker T. Washington
I like this quote and I think its very true. I like helping others if I am able to. Sometimes it can be something little, like a phone call or a card just asking how your day is going. It could even be just stopping in to say hi.
Don't forget someday you will need a lift, so go find someone that needs one today.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Love to Read a Good Book

I just got done reading Outlander by Dianna Gabaloon. Now I'm reading the second book Dragonfly in Amber. I have 2 more to this series then I have know clue what I'm going to read. My review on these books are- There are parts that I just can't get enough of about Claire's life then there are parts that drag on and I have no interest to read. All and all I love the historical parts of it and it would be neat to be in her shoes.



I have only read one other book that was about time travel and it was The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger. This book was great. It would be a great book for a book club to read. Lots to talk about.

I also read about the Amish, love stories, etc... Go check out my book list on the side bar and you will see what I have been reading.

My question is what have you been reading and is there a book you would recommend me to read.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Blog Face Lift

Thanks to Barbee my blog got a face lift. Thank you Barbee.
It took me some time but I think it looks great.
Here is where I went to get the template http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/ Have fun doing a face lift on your own blog.

50 Ways to Use Ribbon

I really liked the ideas on how to use ribbon, so I thought I would share with you all what I have found.
By: Antuanette Wheeler



Here are a couple layouts I have used ribbon on.




Two sizes of ribbon put ontop of each other.


Pocket page layout for my homemade cards that I get. The ribbon was used to add color and a line to show me were my cards go.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Posting on My Blog

I have to say I haven't been doing a good job at posting. Why I have no clue!

I have been reading allot and waiting for the warm weather to kick in. It is suppose to be in the 50s and 60s the next 5 days so there will be signs of my plants starting to grow here real soon. I will be starting my veggie plants soon, and I got some seeds for some flowers. I Will Not Buy Any Flowers This Year. For anyone that knows me I'm trying to budget the money and I this is my first steep at doing it by buying seeds. For those that don't know me I would spend about $200 a year on flowers. Way out of budget this year.

The kids are getting all excited because they can go out and play. They were out yesterday and of course came in all muddy, but they had fun and that's the main thing. We are going to go out this weekend and finish picking up the yard I hope as long as it don't rain.

The neighbors got horses and the kids are all excited about it. They will stand there and talk to them. Its funny because you know the horses are like what are you talking about. As long as the kids don't cross the rode there not hurting themselves or the horses is the way I figure it. I'm not looking forward to the smell of the horses this summer. Hopefully they will keep it cleaned up pretty good.


So there is alittle update on us, I hope everyone is doing well and hope to add more to my blog soon. Take Care.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Whats Happening In March

8 Daylight Savings Begins at 2:00 a.m.
8 International Women's Day
10 Purim begins at sundown.
15 Ides of March
17 St. Patrick's Day
20 Spring (Vernal) Equinox
20 International Earth Day
25 Feast of the Annunciation

I got this info from http://www.holidayinsights.com/ , go there and you will find more interesting things happening in March.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Card Share

I made 2 cards during the crop and here they are.





Monday, February 23, 2009

2005 Christmas Layouts

Its was so much fun going back 4 year and remembering how little the kids were. They are growing way to fast for me.





Crop to you Drop

I have had a busy week and last night I realized I haven't posted on here for a while. So here I am to share what I have been doing.

The Scrapbook Lane crop started last Wed. and we got over 20 challenges. The crop ends tonight, but you know how it goes when you have a family you don't always get to do what you want. So before I get my house cleaned (while the kids are in school) I'm going to share some layouts I with you.

Before you see the layouts I do want to say I'm not sure if I'm happy with them but there done for now. I'm off to clean now have a great day.








Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Family Pictures

Isn't it fun taking pictures of your family? Even if they don't like them taken now, they will when they get older.
This is my son Raymond.
This is dh Alan and son Christopher.


This in Tamiya, Tayinna, and Tashema our grandchildren that we adopted in 2005.

And last but not least me getting a picture taken with the Tayinna, Tamiya, and Tashema.
Thanks for looking.




Thursday, February 12, 2009

Photo Tagged

Storm at http://allthingscherished.blogspot.com/ tagged me for a fun and easy photo challenge.

Here are the rules:
  1. Go to the 4th picture folder on your computer.
  2. Post to the 4th picture in the folder.
  3. Explain the picture.
  4. Tag 4 more people.

This was taken at Tashemas birthday party. He ws being a goof ball. They grow up to fast.
  1. http://shawnabatesart.blogspot.com/
  2. http://http//clfth-tammy.blogspot.com/
  3. http://slatonchristmas.blogspot.com/
  4. {capture the moment}
  5. The Artful Crafter




Wednesday, February 11, 2009

WD-40 -A refresher course

Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40that would hurt you...' IT IS MADE FROM FISH OIL'When you read the 'shower door' part, try it. It's the first thingthat has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, itworks just as well as glass It is a miracle! Then try it on yourstovetop... It is now shinier than it has ever been before.

1) Protects silver from tarnishing.
2) Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3) Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4) Gives floors that ....just-waxed.. sheen without making it slippery.
5) Keeps flies off cows.
6) Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7) Removes lipstick stains
8) Loosens stubborn zippers.
9) Untangles jewelry chains.
10) Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11) Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12) Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13) Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14) Keeps glass shower doors free of waterspots.
15) Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16) Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17) Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes
18) It removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor! Open somewindows if you have a lot of marks.
19) Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car. Removed quickly,with WD-40!
20) Gives a children's play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21) Lubricates gear shift on lawn mowers.
22) Rids kids rocking chairs and swings of squeaky noises.
23) Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easierto open.
24) Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25) Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as wellas vinyl bumpers.
26) Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27) Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28) Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles foreasy handling.
29) Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them runningsmoothly.
30) Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31) Removes splattered grease on stove.
32) Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33) Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34) Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35) Removes all traces of duct tape.
36) Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relievearthritis pain .
37) Florida 's favorite use 'Cleans and removes love bugs from grillsand bumpers.'
38) Protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39) WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and youwill be catching the big one in no time.
40) Fire ant bites . It takes the sting away immediately and stops theitch.
41) WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray on the markand wipe with a clean rag.
42) If you've washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load oflaundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and re-wash. Presto!Lipstick is gone!
43) If you spray WD-40 on the distributor cap, it will displace themoisture and allow the car to start.
I keep a can of WD-40 in my kitchen cabinet over the stove. It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feelingaway and heals with NO scarringRemember, the basic ingredient is FISH OIL

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

Iris Folding

Iris folding can make a card or layout look like you put alot of time into it. Here is were I got my info on how to do iris folding http://www.irisfolding.circleofcrafters.com/patternofthemonth.html . it is a great site and there is alot of different free patterans.
Have fun and share if you try it please.