November 29, 2009

Fa la la la

 Now that Thanksgiving is over I can officially move onto Christmas.  It was so getting on my nerves that every store I went into since before Halloween was playing Christmas music and putting up decorations.  Um hello, where did all the other meaningful holidays go?!?  Don't get me wrong I love Christmas and the true meaning behind it, but I can't stand when we get in such a rush that we just bypass all the other important things. 

I just love the smells, sights and sounds that are associated with  this time of year.  Makes me want to start baking some cookies, while listening to some Christmas music right now.  Okay maybe I will wait until later this afternoon to start baking. lol.....  Yes it may be the most hectic time of year, but it is the most magical as well.  I absolutely LOVE Christmas!!

So this weekend we cleaned and rearranged the livingroom for the Christmas tree.  The kids and I finally got the tree put up and are working on decorating it, but we are trying to wait for Brad to be home from work.  I think I am gonna buy a new tree topper and tree skirt this year, as long as I can find the perfect ones.  ;)  Looks like I am gonna need some new lights this year too. 

Is it wrong that I want to go out and get more smaller trees to put throughout the rest of the house?  I kinda want a smaller one for my scrap desk to decorate and match my scrap area.  One added to the kitchen table as a centerpiece would be great and one in the entryway would also be nice.  Hmmmm..... what to do.


Now for a little sad news.  Starting Tuesday I will have a new boss and really don't know what to expect as we haven't even met them yet.  This will make the second time I have been through a change of hands at this store, so I at least know what to sort of expect.  However, it has been great to work with the Haney family and get to know them all more.  Melissa you have become a great friend and I will miss seeing and talking to you in the store.  Don't think you can get rid of me that easy though.  :)  We need to do some more girls nights out soon.  I think I may miss picking on Seth all the time too, it is always fun to get him all worked up over nothing. lol...... 

  I will leave you with this quote:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon
you and be gracious to you;
The lord turn His face toward
you and give you peace.
~Numbers 6:24-26 NIV


November 28, 2009

A great Thanksgiving

Well we actually had Thanksgiving spread out over 2 days.  We spent Wednesday, after I got off work, over at Brad's brothers house.  We ate and the kids all played together.  Can't believe how big Hudson is getting.   

Then Thursday we went to my parents house and ate.  Of course we watched my COWBOYS play some ball and whoop some rear.  :)  The kids went on a mini hayride with my dad at the tree farm and got to see some cute little animals.  They were super excited!  Plus they got to play Yahtzee with Nana so they were more than thrilled.  Have I mentioned how much my kids just LOVE board games.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing at home with the family and watching more football.  Dylan and Maddie have bronchitis and are still trying to get over it so they didn't like me much cause I wouldn't let them go outside a whole lot this week.

I had to work yesterday so no black friday shopping for me.  I have never been so I would love to go at least once, but there is that small thing of having to have money to shop right!?!  Maybe next year.


Now I want to show you some things I have worked on this past week.  Nothing big but anything is great when you are in a rut.

The layout was for a challenge over at SplitCoast Stampers during the Virtual Scrapbooking Night Weekend Crop.

This mini album is for sale at my The Art of Paper: 101 Etsy shop.


November 10, 2009

Sweet November

We are smack dab in the middle of holiday season.  I gotta say I just love Thanksgiving, I mean who doesn't love yummy food and day of football with my Cowboys of course.  What more could a girl ask for?!? :)   

Yesterday was the mass flu shot clinic at the schools here.  All 3 kids had brought home permission slips for us to sign to be able to get the flu and the H1N1 shots at school.  So I snatched up the opportunity to not have to sit at a doctors office all day long and signed and sent them back.  Maddie came running in the door yesterday afternoon so proud of herself.  She kept telling me "Mommy I didn't cry".  Hopefully this is one less thing I will have to worry about this winter. 

Here are some snowflake that I have been working on lately.  Aren't they just cute?!?  I just love using my stickles.

I am in Christmas gift mode right now.  With money being tight this year I plan on making a lot of gifts and really need some ideas.  So what are you planning on gift wise for Christmas? 

Until Next Time,

October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween!! 

Dylan's last football game for the season was this past Tuesday.  Of course just when I thought I would have a small break he moves on to basketball the very next day.  HUH?!?  Guess the saying "No rest for the weary" is true.  It was such a crazy game though.  The field was soooooo muddy and by the second play you couldn't read half of the teams numbers on the back of their jersies.  As if that wasn't enough at the end of the game some of the boys decided they wanted to do a slip and slide through the middle of the mud and they were a mess.  lol..... Thankfully Dylan didn't decide to do that one.  :) 

This week was red ribbon week at school and the elementary kids have been dressing up for the different days.  Monday was "Mixed Up Monday" and Maddie had so much fun with that.  Tuesday was "Teddy Bear Tuesday" so Maddie picked out her favorite bear to take, but she really loved that she got to wear her pajamas to school.  Wednesday was "Wild Hair Wednesday" and she thought it was a great idea to use my acrylic paint in her hair.  Thursday was "Tiger Pride Thursday"  showing off her support for the Tigers was fun.  Friday was "Famous Friday" she dressed up as Hannah Montana country style.  Did I get any pictures?  Nope!  I was working and her daddy decided it wasn't her forte.  So I may be recreating this week just for the pictures.  :)

I have been working on some Halloween treat jars for some friends this week.  I think they turned out real cute. 


October 19, 2009

Kids, Creations and New Adventures

Can you believe that I am posting again in the same week.  WOW!!!  lol....

Thursday we had a football game to go to after school and work.  My goodness did it get freakin' cold!  Dylan has been a little bummed this year as he hasn't been getting the ball like he had hoped, being a wide receiver and all, but his 1 interception Thursday night made up for all season.  He was so happy and proud of himself and I gotta say that I was quite a proud mama myself.  Did I get the interception on camera? Of course not (the camera was tucked away in the carrier at that time)!  I do have to admit that I am glad that there are only 2 junior high games left this year.  It has just taken over all of our extra time lately and I am ready for a small break; until he moves onto basketball.

As for the girls dance practice started last week and they are super excited.  They can't decide if they like the dancing or the cute outfits they get to wear more.  lol..... Priorities I tell ya'!  Right now they are practicing the "Tiger ChaCha", which is too stinkin' cute.

Now I wanna share another Halloween card with you that I made this week.

I really need to give the credit for the design idea toDenise from SplitCoastStampers.
 Denise's card

I used:
Doodlebug paper
Unity Stamp
Staz-On ink
Bazzill cardstock


I have been debating for a while now on how to move forward with my Etsy shoppe and have come to a few conclusions.  First I will be starting a new blog that will be dedicated to my Etsy shoppe creations and different uses for them.  I will also be opening up a new Etsy shoppe with a name that matches my blog name (when I can come up with one).  I am hoping that this will make it easier to locate and remember.  This is really something I have been wanting to do for a while now, but really never put my thoughts and ideas into motions.  So now is the time!! I will keep you updated as it progresses.  For now though my old etsy shoppe is still up and running, so shop away.  :)

My problem right now is coming up with a fun, catchy name that is also easy to remember.  For some reason I am overthinking it and am just drawing a major blank.  Any suggestions?!?  No really any suggestions are greatly appreciated and welcomed! 

Happy Scrappin',