Thursday, July 31, 2008

The One Where It Is August Already?

I honestly think the older I get, the faster time goes by. I hate to state the obvious...I just can't believe it is August already. *sigh*

Things are gonna be CRAZY for a I have errands to run and this weekend my dad and stepmom are coming down...then bright and early Monday morning I begin my two-week vacation...just me and all 3 kids...we will have a rental car and 5 stops to make...wish me the patience of Job. ;) I am so looking forward to it.....and the lappy is going with me so you'll get updates every bit of the way...I'm sure there will be plenty of reading material!

We'll stop at a friend's in Southern KY, then go to my mom's in Northern TN, drop in on another friend in Memphis, and end up in Tampa to see my stepdad and all of my family there for a week. Then we'll do it all in reverse, only dropping in on different friends on the way back up! We'll end with a camping weekend with my dad and stepmom in Northern KY on my way back to returning Nathan to his dad's in Ohio. I'm exhausted just reading it.

So nothing exciting to report today...I didn't get a layout done because I was reading Eclipse! Tabatha and I are going to a release party for Breaking Dawn tomorrow night at midnight. If you don't know what I'm talking about and would like to know, click HERE.

And, a little toot! I'm guest CT-ing for Kristin Cronin Barrow at the Sweet Shoppe this month! I'm pretty excited about it...I used her kit Cherry Blossoms to make the blog header! check out her shoppe...I'll be showing you lots of KCB layouts this month I'll bet! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The One Where I Party Like Its My Birthday

It is my birthday...and normally that's not a big deal...but this year it is because being 27 sucked. That's all. It was a bad year and I'm hoping 28 will be better...that's all I have to say about that!
Today I got a couple of layouts done...and made some tentative plans for a trip next week. I'm going to go get Nathan from his dad's house for two weeks and I can't wait! The worst part about David joining the Army is not getting to have Nathan live with me. I know he is happy at his dad's house but that doesn't change the fact that I miss him like crazy! I can't wait till my vacation with him (we are going to Florida) so that I'll have some new photos to scrap of him. In the meantime here is one of Parker and one of Naomi...

and one of me...for the Sugar Free Challenge at Sweet Shoppe to scrap truths about many truths as you are years old. It seemed especially poignant since it is my birthday :)
I hope you have a great day scrappers! I don't have any plans...just another day ;)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The One With A Good Laugh

So, I need one more Sweet Rewards point to hit 30 points and get a 40% discount next month! I did this quiz and it gave me a really good laugh. What kind of music are you?

You Are Hip-Hop Music

You are expressive, intense, and often misunderstood.

You appreciate being entertained, and you're not easily offended.

You don't shy from controversy or from having opinions.

And while you have a strong personality, deep down you just like to have fun.

This is funny because I don't really listen to hip hop. I don't dislike it, it's just not what I normally listen to. All is well because I needed a good laugh today anyway ;) The children didn't want to nap. Nuff Said. LOL!

Also...just a quick plug. I'm starting to work on my article for the DST Insider that will be published in September. (yes...September ;)....) and if you are a designer who would like to answer a question and be featured in the "We Asked, You Answered" feature, email me! My email is at the bottom of the blog :) I'll take the first 7 responders who are willing to submit to my incessant question asking.

That's all from me tonight bloggers. Have a happy Wednesday!

The One With Another Free Template

I've been into a very graphic style lately, which makes it very simple to create templates from my layouts, or vice versa, as it were! When I was done with this layout yesterday I thought it kind of looked like a birth announcement!

Well this is going to be a short post today bloggers because Parker is going through a growth spurt which means he has been camped out in my lap for two days and he doesn't like sharing the space with the laptop too much ;) Have a great day and if you like the template and download, let me know! :)

The link to download is right here

Have a great day! :)

Monday, July 28, 2008

The One With The Growing Up Babies

It's not fair that kids grow up so fast. I don't know how to describe it, but when I look at younger pictures of Nathan and Naomi, I actually get my feelings hurt! I know I'm not alone in still stinks though. I did this layout about Naomi getting older!

The journaling reads: one is slipping away. i still tell everyone you are one...because technically you are, but in only three months you will be two and that makes me so sad. i am desperately hanging onto "one."

So what are you up to today bloggers? I've sat chicken out for supper, and I think today I'm going to go for a bike ride, hopefully scrap a page, and play on the swingset with Naomi. I have some very short video to upload of our swimming trip this weekend and I will have a free template for you tomorrow! have a fantastic day ;)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

The One With The Little Personalities

So here are two more layouts from my CT frenzy this week! All of my creative teams decided to release fantastic kits all at once {do you hear me complaining? it was just awful.}. I loved that I was able to do duel layouts about my darling children! I am pleased with how they turned out too :)

Today I didn't get much online time because it was H.O.T. The laptop in my lap sounded incredibly unappealing. The air conditioning is acting wonky and that places dread in my heart because we have two more months of summer here in good 'ole Kentucky. It has spontaneously shut itself off twice this week. Today being one of the times...and due to a complicated turn of events we couldn't get to the breaker box to mess with it for several hours...

So we went swimming :P We had a great time out at our Aunt's pool and got some wonderful pictures. All of the kids came home tired, cranky, and overstimulated though. I will share some pictures and a short video of our trip....tomorrow maybe? Right now I'm sleepy and I'm off to dream about Forks. ;)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

The One With Mt. Washmore

Mt. Washmore is not a is the pile of laundry that is never done. That's all I have to say about that. Don't my clothes know that I want to scrap? :P

I can't complain though, because I did get many pages done 4 to be exact...but I'll share a few and save a few ;) The first is using Shebang by Julie Billingsley and the second is using Lil Bit Cuckoo by Fee Jardine :)

Got a letter from David today...that always makes for a good day...and I feel like I shouldn't complain about dishes and laundry because he had to go rappelling today. Suddenly my pile of laundry doesn't seem so high after all ;)

That's all from me for tonight because I'm wiped! TTFN!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The One With The Best Baby Ever

I know as a parent I'm not allowed to have a favorite child... (LOL!) But if I could...right now it would be Parker. Because for about a week now, that angelic child has been SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! Wahooo! My lactation consultant told me that babies who are exclusively breastfed like Parker *could* not sleep through the night until five months... But it looks like 8 weeks was Parker's magic time...the first few nights I didn't let myself believe it but now I'm convinced the boy just loves to sleep. He sleeps from 10 to 6 or 6:30 and then after nursing goes back to sleep until 8 or 9. Bless him!

And, while I know many of my scrapping friends have already seen family has here is a video of Parker's first smile....

Parker Smiles

and a photo of one too :)

Here is my latest layout...and with it, my frustration...I love how the layout turned out...and I did a template for it to share...and it did not "take"! Somehow, it is showing that it is saved as a .psd, but it is flattened :( I still have it, but it is in a flattened version. So, I may remake the template, or I may not. Every peice of that heart was on it's own layer...and that was a lot of work to do and name...Ugh. Anyway I still have a layout that I like! :)

That's all from me for today, scrappers...I turn into a pumpkin at midnight and I hear Twilight calling my name!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The One Where I Share

Okay so obviously I have scrapped...a LOT...since I shut down my old blog like six months ago. There's no way in heckola that I'm going to get you entirely caught up...BUT...I'd like to share a few recent layouts I have done...of all of my kiddos and one sad one from David leaving for basic... and I have a template for you based on my most recent layout, if you would like it! :)

Anyway, several sweet people were liking my layout and the good news is...I had created a template for myself to use before I actually did the layout, so that I could practice on the "hand cut" paper and photo look. So...if you'd like the template, it's leave a comment though if you have the time to DL it...and if you use it, email me the link so I can leave some love! My email is at the bottom of this blog page :)

Download the free template HERE.

Have a great day, scrappers!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The One Where I Pretend I Have Readers

So not a single person knows this blog even exists. I have no readers. The whole world thinks I have sworn of blogging for all of eternity. Okay, not really. I always said I might come back. In any case...I won't be ready to unveil the new blog for a few more days yet. I keep encrypting videos and the videos keep disappearing because they have been taken down off of youtube....I think I'm going to have to pop up an old song so that it will stay! I also have a few kinks to work out on my blogger template.

Once it is ready I'll announce and hope I can get a few readers...and I'll send out emails en masse to my friends and family announcing that they can get their news here from now on ;) And the grandparents can get their grandchildren fix.

So right now in the meantime I'm still blogging, but for no one. It makes this kind of like a fun secret journal :)

I'm rambling because I'm tired. A lot has happened since I blogged last and I'll have to catch you all up on a lot of fronts...but I did have an adorable baby and I'd like to share some photos of him. He's sweet. :)

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The One Where She Came Back

Yes, folks...that's right. I've re-opened ye olde blog. It seems like it was many moons ago that I shut down my old blog for many many reasons. I had many inquiries as to why it was password protected...but honestly no one had the password. I wanted to "save" that blog because it is my precious memories for over a year that I need preserved...I just couldn't hit the red button if you know what I mean :)

But here I am with a new blog. It feels exciting and sad at the same time. I miss the old blog but I'm excited about this new one! I plan on sharing photos, recipes, layouts, my weight loss journey, and my musings...I can't promise to post every day but I will be here often!

At this very moment I have a Parker who is starting to wiggle around...time to go nurse him and we'll catch up tomorrow, k? ;)