Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!

It feels like FOREVER since I posted something! I thought things were supposed to calm down after the Holidays?? Well, I still have yet to find time to unwind! UGH!! Not to help the matter, I have to work the next 7 days straight! Calgon, take me away!!!!!!! LMAO!
I think my last post was before Mia's Bday party. Her party went very well, one girl couldn't come because the stomach bug was going around and the poor thing caught it. One girl didn't show, but 2 did and they had a GREAT time! I kinda liked that there were only a few, the girls were able to play together.

So I have been doing a lot of thinking, and have wanted for a long time to do something else (Creativly) besides Digi scrapping. Don't get me wrong, that will always be my first love, but I have not been in the mood lately, and have wanted to do something more hands on. Sooo.... I am hoping this time next year I will have a shop on Etsy open.

The girls had a great time on Christmas, and Mia had a good Birthday with the family. Glad it only comes once a year! Ugh! And We have to do it all over again in a few weeks for Ella's B-day!

Hope to post more soon when I have more time!

Here is a layout I forgot to post:

Friday, December 19, 2008


It's been a while since I posted, but I don't think it's possible for life to get ANY crazier! I have a ton of pics to post!
Yesterday I made the girls teachers Christmas gifts and FORTY FOUR cookies for the girls parties today! Ella's party turned out sooo cute and all the kids had a great time. I'm exhausted and it's only 12:30!!!!!! No rest for a while because tomorrow morning at 11:30 is Mia's B-day party at Chuck E. Cheese! Ugh! I need a vacation!

Here are the snowman peeps cookies I made:

I made 2 cute baskets full of goodies for the girls teachers. A Trget gift card and "Best teacher" ornament were tucked inside. They turned out so cute I didn't want to give them up, lol!

Ella's preschool party today:

I loved how these pics turned out! She is such a ham! I have to get some of Mia now. She is on winter break the next 2 weeks (Ugh! 2 whole weeks???) LOL!

Thank goodness I am done wrapping presents! It took me 3 1/2 hours monday night, and I still have to wrap all of Mia's for friday! If i have time tomorrow, I will post pics of Mia's party! Wish me luck,lol!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Snowman Swap!!

I got my box from the Snowman and Snowflake swap I was in!!!! I was sooo excited! She did such a great job and she made me the CUTEST scrapbook! YIPEEE!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas tree

I started my own swap (Shabby and Pink) on Swap-bot (I LOVE that site!) If you would like to join, here is the link : http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/26486

We got our tree this weekend, and it is sooo cute! I wanted something a little smaller, and as a result, I couldn't put all our ornaments on it this year, but it still looks great!

I took this pic of our jingle bell wreath on our front door. I just LOVE the colors!

I wanted to share my Flickr pics: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48204834@N00
Have a great day

Friday, December 5, 2008


I had such a good time today! I went to Mia's school and helped make gingerbread. Now I have heard of this, but never actually SEEN it, but Mia's face LIT UP when she saw me. She had a grin from ear to ear and was so PROUD that her mommy was there to help. It almost made me cry! I LOVE being a mom!
So I found these ADORABLE ribbon candies at Hobby Lobby the other day, and now I am hooked! My goal this weekend is to find more. I don't plan on eating them, just displaying them around the house. We are getting our tree this weekend, and can't wait to start taking pictures!

As I said yesterday, I wanted to share pics of the ornaments I have recieved so far from the swap I am in:

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's been a while...

I know it's been a while, but you know, life gets in the way, lol. The girls and I drove 5 hours to my mom's house the day after Thanksgiving and spent the weekend. I was good to see family and friends, and the girls had such a good time celebrating their B-days and Christmas with my mom since she usually misses it. last Sat. the girls and my Grandmother went into the back yard (for some reason there were still apples on the trees) and they picked the apples and made apple pie from scratch! It was soooo cute! I am so glad the girls have that memory and I have great pics to remeber it!
I finished a couple layouts and tomorrow will post some pics of the ornaments I have recieved from the Ornament swap I am in. Ok, off to work, will be back tomorrow!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

New layout

Not much new going on, Mia has been sick the past couple days. I did manage to get a new layout done. It feels like weeks since I've scrapped!

Monday, November 17, 2008


I am in an ornament swap where I have to make 10 ornaments, and in return I will recieve ornaments from 10 different people. I am so excited and I will show you once I get them! Mia was sick today, so she stayed on the sofa and kept me company while I finished my ornaments. They turned out sooo cute! There is only enough ribbon left over for 1 ornament for myself, so I am going to grab some more this weekend to make for my tree.

I made this for another Christmas themed swap I am in and LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I will be making more of these!

I wish I had more time! There are sooo many things I want to do before Christmas. URGH!!!!!! I just found these ADORABLE ornaments on Martha Stewart. Maybe this will be a project for next year.

Oh, and we had our first snow! Yipee!

Ok, have to make dinner. Have a great night!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Nothing much happened over the weekend, all I did was work :(, but I did manage to snag the free photobook Oprah was offering from Snapfish! Yippee! Gotta love free stuff! Talk more later!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I am so excited Christmas is coming! Some people get mad that the stores have had Christmas stuff up weeks before Halloween, but I love it! In my opinion, the season isn't LONG enough, lol! I started shopping months ago for the girls, and since Mia wanted an American Girl Doll for Christmas, and that taking up most of my spending limit on her, shopping has been alot easier. Since her Birthday is the day after Christmas, I plan on giving her all the accesories for her doll on her Birthday. Ella is easy, lol. Webkins, Webkins, and more Webkins!
I thought I'd share the first Holiday decoration I bought this year! I LOVE LOVE LOVE those little cardboard houses with the fake snow. I have decided I am going to start collecting them. As a child, my grandparents had a little village of them, and every year, I would love to just sit and look at them.

I have noticed this year, all the decorations are more traditional, unlike last year. Last year everywhere I went there were shabby, sweet decorations. Kinda makes me sad. :(

I joined a Snowman theme swap this year, and am SO excited about it! I will upload pics of what I got when it comes!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Things that make me happy right now: I have started sewing. Now I have never followed a pattern in my life. One day I discovered these ADORABLE skirts on Etsy (Which has become my favorite site!) and I fell in love with them, so I decided to give it a try. Here is an example :
and here are the things I have made so far:

So I plan on sweing a lot more in the future!