Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Have a great Tuesday!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Anyway I am sitting here and drinking my water. I DO not like drinking water - I would go so far as to say I hate drinking water - well maybe not hate but I REALLY DISLIKE it!! Now if I am outside in the heat or I am doing physical activity - I can slug back water with the best of them. Otherwise I simply force myself to drink water - 'cause I know it is good for me - blah blah blah. It does not make it any easier to drink. Plus I like it ice cold so I am freezing when I drink it. I have tried drinking it without the ice because I hear the body is 'less shocked' by the warmer fluid. Yeah well less shocked or not - my body does not like tepid or even cool water. So while it is a beautiful fall day here I sit in a fleece jacket freezing from the inside out. Remember that I am in West Texas so the term 'fall' is a loose term for what the weather is actually like. Although it has started to cool down - it is still not the fall I am used to. Today I have all the windows and the back door open so I have some fresh air flowing through the house!!
I am getting ready for my scrappy filled weekend - yup that is me dancing in my chair. Don't forget to check out the Just Create crop - it starts at 4pm EST today. Yippee!
HAPPY FRIDAY friends!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
There is also a fun crop going on at Just Cre8. This is a Canadian kit club/store/forum that I found a few months back. It is fun to be part of a site that talks about what is going on back home. Also they have some awesome talent and lots of fun stuff going on. I saw the crop schedule and they have it packed with challenges, games, classes and projects. So fun!!
It won't be a total scrappy weekend though - Rachel's School is having their Fall Fun Festival friday night, we have a Halloween party to go to Saturday night and Rachel's choir sings at Church on Sunday. I figure I can fit those things into my scrappy plans :)
Finally in honour of Jennifer's birthday yesterday I baked a cake. Not for her just because of her - and let's face it - the cake would not have tasted too good when it got to Cali! So I made the Sweetwater cake and it was YUMMY. Now I have some fun treat food for my scrappy weekend.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
2. Make Kenny change out of winter clothes for this warm October day.
3. Counsel Kenny on making amends to a friend he hurt.
4. Drop Jackson off and apologize for his possible craziness.
5. Get gas at only $3.39/gallon at Costco (thought I was getting a steal until I talked to Natalie and she said gas is $2.49/gallon in Wichita today - ugh!)
6. Run to grocery store for a few baking goods to make the yummy Oatmeal Spice Cake from Sweetwater retreat
7. Go home and talk to Amy while I tidy up.
8. Upload sneak peeks of November projects for 4 Scrappy Sisters
9. Pick up Jackson from Kindergarten
10. Got bagels and cream cheese for lunch at Uncle Harry's
11. Picked Kenny up at 1:30 pm as it was a minimum day
12. Helped Jackson and Kenny with homework and played with Kaden
13. Baked cake and received package for Amy with adorable birthday gifts
14. Jackson off to soccer practice, loaded dishwasher, attempted to watch Oprah
15. Received edible arrangement from Ken
16. Made Chip Dip Chicken for supper and got to girl talk with my dear sister
17. Opened presents from Ken and boys (they really spoiled me)
18. Ate an early supper so boys could get ready for Tae Kwon Do
19. Dropped Kenny and Jackson off at Tae Kwon Do
20. Came home and cleaned up supper dishes
21. Played with Kaden.
22. Vacuumed out car in preparation for field trip tomorrow
23. Vacuumed bedrooms as Kaden ate candy corn Hershey kisses while I was vacuumming out car.
24. Played with Kaden. (do you see a theme here, LOL)
25. Listened to "Happy Birthday" song complete with Cha Cha's and enjoyed the cake with french vanilla whipped cream on top.
It was an ordinary day made extraordinary by those that I love! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
I know that Jennifer and Kaden are out on a "field trip" this morning - so I am SURE there will be some cute pictures posted here later!!!
Friday, October 3, 2008
But what got me tonight was the corsages - and I use that word LIGHTLY - that a lot of the kids were wearing. It is a Texas (maybe other places too) tradition to wear Mums as your corsage ... only they are no longer a traditional corsage - in fact the girls wear them on lanyards because they are so big! I googled them and found they can cost up to $200. They used to be given to you by your boyfriend or prom date - now you can get them from anyone who wants to give you one. And there is a HUGE competition over them. They are in school colours and have your school name, mascot, bears, animals, feather boas, your boyfriend/girlfriend's name, your #, mini footballs and helmets - you name it, they can put it on it. SO many kids had them on - even the boys - they wear them on their sleeve like a garter. You can buy the stuff to make them at Michael's - including ribbon with the school name and mascot - or you can order them from special "mum-stores". There are small ones for little kids all the way up to giant ones that would take you down if you leaned the wrong way!!
I kid you not some of the ones there tonight were bigger than this - with boas and bears and lots of dangling things - and lights - YES LIGHTS. They crowned the Homecoming queen tonight and her "mum" was gigantic and to use Rachel's words - 'all pretty and sparkly'. And here is another picture I found on the internet with a pic of boys and girls wearing theirs (the boy ones are called garters - if you want to be in the know)
I asked Jennifer if this was a tradition all over - and it seems like it is more a Texas tradition. Which seems fitting if you ask me - they seem to Texas-size everything here. My friend here made headbands for her 2 girls and made one for Rachel too. It was red, white and blue with a white flower and some beads on hanging ribbons. You can see the flower and the blue and red ribbon here ... the whole headband is covered. It is cute, and Rachel was very happy to wear it to the game - with her blue Homecoming 2008 t-shirt (which said True Blue Believers on it) and her red skirt - she loves the school colour thing! I truly have a girly girl!!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
First we have our monthly contest over at Mojo ... all you need to do to enter is register at the site and make a page using at least 75% KI Memories products. Contest deadline is Oct 31 at 11:59pm PST. For the winner there is a great prize pack of yummy goodies like this ...
Second we have a contest going with our weekly challenges. For each weekly challenge you complete using KI products, we will enter your name into a drawing at the end of the month. Each week Jennifer, Jan and I will post a challenge and there will also be a weekly sketch challenge posted by a Mojo member. All 4 challenges are eligible for the KI challenge - and all you have to do is complete the challenge using KI somewhere on your page. How cool is that?? Chance of a prize just for doing pages you need to do anyway!! All pages will be due Oct 31st at 11:59 pm PST to be considered for this drawing. (challenges will be posted Sundays from Sept 28 - Oct 26th) The prize pack will be similar to the picture above.
Here are some peeks at a few of the things Jan, Jennifer and I have been working on with the KI goodies ...
From Jennifer -
From Jan -
From Amy - To see more - go check out this out!!!
ONE FINAL FUN THING happening over at Mojo ...
Starting Monday - Oct 6th, Jennifer will be guiding us through the world of clear albums. I am so excited to see all the tips and secrets she has gathered along her acrylic album journey. If you are interested in having a place where all your acrylic tips and tricks are living together in one place - this is a GREAT start! I can't wait! Check it all out at Mojo!!