Friday, January 30, 2009

Cleaning My House

Decluttering my house is not going well. With dh home more, and it seems like the kids are home more to. I'm not looking forward to summer when the kids are home all the time and I won't be getting nothing done except outside things.
I am looking forward to going to camp and on vacation, so I know I need to do something around here now. I have started exercising at 10 am, I'm trying to do it everyday (2 weeks now and my but is hurting lol) and I'm trying to get my house all cleaned before I do it. That way I can get my shower afterwards, relax and spend time on the computer until my family gets home.
So when Monday gets here I'm going to add another thing to my routine and that is clean one hot spot a day or if its a big one it might take more. I will work on it everyday until it is done. Then I can feel good about myself I do feel good about exercising but I no I will even feel better with a cleaner house.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

2 More LO Shares

Page 1

Page 2

There are still 2 more pages to come, as soon as I get them done I will post them.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Altered Book (Valentines Day)

Here is a book I made for my dh last year for Valentimes day.

Front and back cover.

page 1 and 2
pages 2 and 3.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Coffee Filters ..who knew! Not just for making coffee....

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffeefilters make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free sothey'll leave windows sparkling.
3. Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting a coffeefilter between each dish.
4. Filter broken cork from wine. If you break the cork when openinga wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.
5. Protect a cast-iron skillet. Place a coffee filter in theskillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.
6. Apply shoe polish. Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.
7. Recycle frying oil. After frying, strain oil through a sievelined with a coffee filter.
8. Weigh chopped foods. Place chopped ingredients in a coffeefilter on a kitchen scale.
9. Hold tacos. Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messyfoods.
10. Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot. Line a plant potwith a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through thedrainage holes.
11. Prevent a Popsicle from dripping. Poke one or two holes as neededin a coffee filter.
12. Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows? Use stripsof coffee filters.
13. Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries,chicken fingers, etc on them. Soaks out all the grease.
14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."

I got this from PA Cafe

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Recycled Walker-Wheelchair Bags.

My grandmother has started useing a walker and I have seen others that have bags on them so they can carry anything they need with them. I found these bags and fell in love with them because they are made out of the plastic bags that we all collect. Here is the Patteran for them.
Have fun

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Great Site for Gift Ideas

I was looking around for ever and got many ideas. Thanks Shawna for finding it for me. I hope you find lots of gift ideas.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow Snow Snow

Here is some pictures of Miya shoveling the sidewalk. I wished they stayed young and wanting to help for a long time. These were taken 1-13-2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Layout Share.

These layouts are from are family vacation in 2007. I have at least 4 more to do.
Sorry about the camera flash.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Playing with Photos

Here is a a couple photos I played around with in Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9. I'm not that good at it but I do have fun when I find the time.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Week 1 of Decluttering is now Week 2

I didn't get my kitchen done so I can't move on to another room, but you can.

Remember if you have to second guess it pitch it.

Digital Scrapping

I had alot of fun making a couple digital layouts. I don't think I would want to do it all the time because I want to see my layouts anytime. I did it in Jasc Paint Shop Pro 9.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cruise Layouts (Liberty of The Seas)

I got 5 layouts done and I have alot more to do. I will share more when there done.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Another Card

I have been having fun working on the cards. I hope I find time to do more.
Thanks Scrapbooklane for the fun card challenges.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Card Crop

I had lots of fun making four cards. I hope this gets me back into scrapbooking.

I used old Christmas cards to make this card.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Snowmen colection is Growing 2008

The little trees bells (decorations) have snowmen faces painted on them to.
Alan got me these. There all metal except the tree of cource.

I'm Behind

Its Wednesday and I haven't even started in my kitchen, but I did get all my Christmas stuff down and put away except my snowmen.

I'm hoping to get some more done tomorrow morning and do some scraping in the afternoon.

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
Robert Benchley

Monday, January 5, 2009

Gift Baskets

Gift baskets are so much fun to make and you can save money making them. Buy all year from the clearance isles, watch for things to go on sale, or make everything in the basket.

You can go with any theme a person likes. You don't have to pick a basket to put everything in either, you can get a bucket, hat, flower pot, even a pan so they can cook the soup mix that you put inside it.

So start with a list of people you got to buy for, what do they like to do.


Gardening- flower pot, seeds (look at the dates), gloves, hat, shovel, spade, garden statue, live flowers, etc.

Tea and Hot Chocolate- tea pot, mugs, tea bags, hot chocolate, and don't for get the marsh mellows.

Cleaners for there Vehicle

If you search Gift Baskets online you will find hundreds of ideas.

Have fun shopping and making things.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Decluttering My House

I'm sitting here telling myself I need to declutter, but that means I need to add something to my list of things I got to do everyday. Oh when will house cleaning ever be done???

I know it will never be done, but decluttering will help me be able to find things easier, enjoy playing with the kids, reading a book, or going to my scrap room to play. I will reward myself with things I enjoy doing.

So get out the garbage bags and start decluttering.

  1. Pick one room a week or maybe for as long as it takes to get it cleaned, don't over whelm yourself it will make you walk away and never get it done.
  2. Look around and find the area that needs your help the most.
  3. If you don't use it pitch it, ask your friends and family if they need it, take it to goodwill.
  4. Separate everything as you go- burn, shredded, friend, etc.
  5. At the end of everyday if there are things you can burn or put in the garbage or find a new home for do it. It will make the biggest difference
  6. Don't forget to look and see what you have done and pat yourself on the back.

These are my goals for decluttering.

Tell me what yours are and maybe it will help me out.

Decluttering my Kitchen Week 1

As I was doing my dishes I looked around my kitchen and I thought where did all my counter space go. I don't have allot of it, but what I have I need to use. Cleaning it is another story because I don't like wiping everything off all the time and moving it to clean under it. If you have a house like mine I'm not the only one that cooks and the other once that cook don't think about making a mess because they don't clean it.

So here is what I'm going to do:

1. Clean my counters

The appliances that I don't use once a week are finding a new home or getting put under the steps on the shelf. They will be easy to get to when I need them.

2. Clean inside of my cupboards.

Get rid of unused, broken, chipped cups, plates, plastic containers, etc.

3. Clean stove, fridge, and microwave.

Don't forget the Windex it will make it shine.

4. Clean the outside of my cabinets.

5. Scrub my floor on my hands and knees.

The kids like doing this maybe they will help.

I hope I find my kitchen .

Oh I forgot to tell you the reason I picked my kitchen is I got a bread maker for Christmas and the bread taste so good, but I don't have room for it on my counter. If you have any good recipes please pass them on. I know my family would love to try them.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas 2008

Christmas morning started at 7:30. I was shocked the kids slept that long. Everyone seemed to like everything. I didn't have to take anything back so me and Santa must have done good.

Paint Stirring Snowmen

1 paint-stirring stick
Tempera paint; white, black and orange
Strip of Christmas or winter fabric for the scarf
Blush make-up for the cheeks
Small strip of thin wood for the hat brim
Hot glue gun or Elmer's glue
Heavy string or yarn to hang ornament
Bit of greenery or a bell for hat decoration

Using a clean new stirring stick, paint the majority of the stick white, leaving some space at the top to paint black for the hat.
Paint the top of the stick and small strip of wood black.
When all the paint has completely dried, glue the black strip of wood to the hat.
Use the Tempera paint to make the face and buttons.
Tie the material around the narrowest part of the stick, which is the neck of the snowman.
OPTIONAL: Glue some decorative greenery, holly, or bell to the hat.
Glue the yarn to the back of the hat forming a hanging loop.
Let dry overnight.

Please colgon take me away

Oh what a day. the kids are driving me nuts my house needs put back together

When will school Start

I hope everyone is having more fun then me.

One thing I'm am thankful for is no one is sick today. The stomach virus started the last day of school and ended yesterday. All 7 of us got it. Yuck remember to take your vitimans and drink lots of fluids.

Monday I will be getting back to were I was before Christmas, plus adding things to this years schedule.

So if there is anyone out there that would love to declutter there house please join me and let me know I'm not the only one that has junk.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Touch of Snow Bookmark

I have not tried this yet but I would like to. Please share if you do.


1 Ball of knit cro sheen (225 Yd ball) color of your choic Or white will make several Bookmarks.
1 Size 6 crochet hook
1 Stiffener
size 9" long (snowflake is 2" in diameter
gauge: over sc 8 sts=1"
ch4, join w/slst to form ring
rnd 1: ch3, 13dc in ring-14 dc, counting beg ch3 as one dc. join w/slst to top of beg ch3
rnd 2: ch1, sc in same st as join, ch4, *sk next st, sc in next st, ch4, rep from * around, join w/slst to beg sc-7 lps
rnd 3: (sc, hdc, 2hdc, sc) in each lp around, join w/slst in first sc
rnd 4: ch1, sc in same st as join, *ch4, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from * around, end ch4, join w/slst in first sc-14 lps
rnd 5: rep rnd 3. do not fasten off.
rnd 6 (tail): ch 48, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 46 ch, join w/slst in first sc of rnd 5. fasten off.
cut 11 3" strands of thread and 2 6" strands. tie 11 3" strands in center with one 6" strand and tie ends of 6" strand to end of tail. fold strands in half and wind second 6" strand several times around tassel 1/2" below fold and tie in knot. trim ends evenly. tie tassel to end of tail. starch lightly.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Snowman ornament

Oh I love it and I even have everything here to make it.

Please send me a link if you make one.