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Monday, December 31, 2007

Inspriation from SNS

Okay, it's 1:35am here on Monday morning and I just created something that inspired me from I don't know if I'll be able to complete the idea for the ENTIRE year of 2008, but I'm going to try and at least get the month of January done! It's a great idea really, very neat and it seems like it would be easy, but I have to see! How hard must it be to take a picture and day, print it and then scrap it??

Go check out this blog: and scroll down to the entry on Dec 29th titled "January 1st DT Tutorial — Katie’s Photo-A-Day Album". It's really neat I tell ya! I just excited that I got inspired from this article and I had some things to get started. I didn't use the items on the list, but I improvised and this is what I came up with:

*I used some leftover chipboard from packaging and it was the perfect size (I had 2 of these) and then I found some papers and created. I used BG Motifica I had in my PP box and some cardstock (cream, white and olive green). I figured there were 31 days in January so I just alternated page colors. Traced my pages and cut those.

*Glued the BG paper to 1 chipboard, inked the edges w/ Colorbox brown ink,

*found a 7Gypsies card that was perfect for this, inked those edges and added the dates of January '08,

*had some SEI cardstock stickers and used that for my alphas and then I found some number stickers that I had purchased at Lowe's once for our mailbox and cut around the #'s a little closer.

*I then found some CI coasters and chose this one, used Glimmer Mist (latte) and let that dry. *Then took my SU scallop punch and punched a green piece, used pop-dots on the coaster and then you get that little flower.

*I then punched little teeny holes in each of the pages and then stuck black brads to bind it.

*I found some coordinating fiber for this, and see what I got!!

Now hopefully I can keep up with this. I might not get the pages done "daily" but I will eventually print my pictures and put them in for the ENTIRE month! these pictures from my niece who went with some family members (including DH) today to the HORSE HOLE (mud boggin' place). They tooled around in the 4wheelers and had a muddy time!! :) This is definately a place I want to go 4wheelin' when my time comes!!! Can't wait! Need to designate a set of clothes as my "riding" clothes!! This is what happened to our RZR and my DH!!!

Where was I during all this? I was dropping the kids off at my parents in Orlando till January 1st. Tomorrow DH and I (along w/ 2 other couples) are going to Pleasure Island for New Year's Eve. This will be the first time we've done anything like this and well, I hope it turns out okay! I'm sure I'll have some pix from fact, I need one for the my mini album, right?!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Christmas in review

Okay, here are the pictures I mentioned. I finally got them uploaded onto the computer. This is a pix of the girls with their cousins at the Festival of Lights the Saturday before Xmas. They had a great time seeing the pretty lights in the Wildlife Park. It was a short and sweet night.

This is a pix of the girls playing around in the side yard. DH took this pix and it turned out great with the lighting in the background. Sometimes these 2 take great pix! Gotta love em!
This is a pix of my foyer with our stockings hanging. I had to make a stocking for baby #3 (Colton) even though he's not here yet! Santa didn't leave him anything b/c he didn't know what Colton likes yet! ;)
And here is the tree "after" Santa came to visit. He must have been eating his cookies in the kitchen b/c I didn't get a pix of him!
This is Morgan Xmas morning under the tree trying to read the labels and distribute the presents. It's nice now that she is starting to read b/c it makes it easier on Neal and I trying to go thru each present and hand them out. She did a great job!! heehee
Later on that morning when my parents came they got these silly Rudolph noses and antlers from Mema and Pappap. The noses actually blink. TOO CUTE!
Well, more pix tomorrow if I can remember. Stay tuned!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Being practical now these days

Okay, Xmas has come and gone and well...still trying to play catch up with the house and cleaning! How is that!!??

Today I'm planning on putting some of the Xmas decor away b/c DH wants to get the garage organized and all those Xmas boxes put away. Most of the "stuff" that's still in the house is his that go in the garage and he wants to clean the garage and yada-yada-yada...

So, hopefully I can get it all done today, we'll see.

I still need to get the pix from the holidays uploaded...oy vey! Maybe I'll do that later today when the girls are down for a nap.

Last night it occured to me that we don't have much time till Colton arrives. Technically, if babies were actually born on their due dates (well, Morgan was and she was our first child) that I would have about 6 weeks. But we all know that babies can come early (like our 2nd) and I'm good to deliver like in 2 weeks without having to worry to much of incubators and daily visits to the hospital. YIKES!!! I still need to get things for him!! EEK! Okay, now I'm stressed. The room still needs to be painted from purple to blue (used to be 2nd DDs room) and his crib needs to be put together, luckily DH has had practice twice on it with our other 2 girls (heeheehee) and well, need to get the following:
  • bedding set
  • hamper
  • changing table
  • towels (I have regular one's which those will do)
  • hair brush (that's wishful thinking really, both girls had little to no hair)

I think it's sooo funny that with your first child you have to get ALL the things and stock up on clothes up to like 12 months. The 2nd child either has hand-me-downs or you just get a little bit. But it seems like any child after #2 you just get it as you go! I'm not in a rush (like I was w/ my first child) to get clothes for 6 months...I'm like "I'll wait till he grows to that point". Not that I'm not thinking about him, just a little more practical this time around. BEEN THERE DONE THAT! And I thought with it being our 1st boy that I'd be a little different.

Well, going to do some bills and then get the day started. Stomach is growling at me. Need to feed the baby! Tata for now!

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Well, Morgan had her soccer game today and she did good. They won...GO BLUE THUNDER!! With the weather so dreary today that is how I pretty much felt! I didn't do much wrapping like I wanted to yesterday and today was not the day. My tiredness finally caught up with me, so after we got home from her game I just vegged on the couch, watched a movie w/ DH and rested. It was well worth it. Then we went out w/ my niece and her family to the Festival of Lights at the Wildlife Park and my other niece and nephew were there with their family and SIL and her family were there too. It was nice. The lights were very pretty and the kids had a great time. DARN...have pix but didn't upload them yet! Oh well...they'll be plenty of time for that later! After the lights we went back to our house (minus SIL and family) and ordered Chinese!! YUM...and no cooking for me!! ;) The kids tore up the rooms and well, I'm cleaning tomorrow so I can put everything back it's original spot only to be moved again the next day. That's okay, I'll feel better that everything is I think DH is taking them out tomorrow for the entire afternoon. I've already made my cleaning list! HAPPY, HAPPY, JOY, JOY!!!

I submitted for a DT postion on Savvy n Sassy....keeping my fingers crossed. You know, after having such a tiresome week I actually got to scrap a layout yesterday!! Yippee for me. AND I can add it to my AAM album! Well, I'd post that LO too, but want to wait until the the DT is picked in another week.

Well, gotta get some sleep and hope that I only have to wake up once during the night versus 3!! And I pray that I don't get a charlie horse in my calf like I did last night (I got one 4 times IN A ROW) UGH!! DH ended up taking my leg and massaging it...I was trying to be quite and bite my pillow until it went away, but my emotions got to me when he took my leg and I broke down in it hurt like heck!! BUT, not as much as labor!!! hahaha

Anywho...GOOD NIGHT!

Friday, December 21, 2007

CRAZINESS this week!!

Well, yesterday I finally put together the "scrap holder" I made for the girls for Xmas. I have it stuff full of scrap goodies. I can't wait to see their reaction when they open this puppy up!! It's filled with a scrap album for each, markers, colored pencils, stickers, paper, punches, scissors for each, stencils and templates, glue stix, ribbon and foam alphas!! They are going to love this! Just need to teach them the "right" way to scrap now. Gotta go thru my pix and give them the doubles. I just took a plastic window box and painted it their favorite color and found some Basic Gray alpha letters and glued it on. I had to use some chipboard for a couple of letters, but I just inked it. They have a place in my scrap room for their new scrap stuff too!!

This is a "note box" that I made my niece (she's the girl coach in the pix). She's coach Morgan's soccer team this year. Thought I'd make a little something for her to put on her desk and work. She's always suppling me with notepads she gets from the Pharmaceutical reps, so I thought I'd return the favor and make her a place that can store some these! I just took some square coasters, covered those w/ patterened paper and then punched holes in them. Tied it up with ribbon and a box! Had to make it related to soccer and I'm sooo glad we got our soccer photos in time for this gift!

On Tuesday, Morgan had her Xmas Program at school w/ 3 other kindergarden classes. It was short and sweet. She did very well, singing all those Xmas songs. She's our little performer! She's the little one at the bottom right.

Then on Wednesday, Sydney had her Xmas Concert w/ her preschool/daycare. Of course, she sings ALL the songs at home, but when you put her on the stage...well, let's just say she looked like a deer caught in the headlights!! heehee Every now and then you would see her mouth move, but that was all! She's more cautious!!

Well, today is Friday and it's the end of the week practically. Still need to finish up some of my Xmas wrapping. Not at all looking forward to it. Stayed up till 230 am last night wrapping some presents. I'm either a slow wrapper or a neat one. Well, it didn't help that I was watching all the shows I had on my DVR. I'm finally caught up to the 2nd week in November!! I have LOTS of shows that I like to watch! ;)

Today, I'm going to be "trying" to wrap some if not all the presents (yeah right!) and hopefully get some relaxing done by scrapping!! Keeping my fingers crossed. Tomorrow Morgan has a soccer game and then we are going to see Xmas lights tomorrow night. Sunday hopefully DH takes the girls 4 wheelin' so I can have the house to myself to clean and prep food for our big dinner on Xmas eve!! OH, and more wrapping...grrrr!!!!

As for the baby...Colton...he's moving slowly now. Only 7.5 weeks left till due date. Yesterday the doctor wasn't in for my appointment (she had an emergency C-section to do) so the nurse just took my vitals, answered questions and listened to his heartbeat. I'm officially spoiled by my doctor!! NO 4D PIX THIS TIME!!! That's okay, so I have a "normal" OB visit! :) It's makes it more exciting now to not having to see his face...makes it seem almost near!!

Well, have a good weekend and thanks for visiting!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Just wanted to share this toot of mine...

Check this site out:

It's a new up and coming scrap site. The ladies there are so nice. I was just honored to be picked as their Member's Choice for November. Come check out their site and mention "amooretto" sent ya!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Soccer cutie!

My girl ROCKED today at her soccer game. I don't know what has gotten into her the last 2 games but she has been kicking booty!! She scored 5 goals at this game. Go Blue Thunder!!

Morgan is the one on the right...taking a little breather!

Friday, December 14, 2007

I love my IKEA drawers!!

I remember when I got my IKEA drawers over the Thanksgiving holiday and I planned on wrapping them up for Xmas. WELL....I couldn't do it!! I had to alter them and place them in my scrap room and here is the outcome!
Used a mixture of PP's. First I spray painted the boxes (forgot to sand them down...oh well!), then used Mod Podge for the PP's, distressed them and placed thickers on the front of them.

I'm about 90% done organizing and redoing my scrap room. I think tomorrow (hopefully) I can get done. I have to go thru my scrap papers and then viola...I'll have to take another pix!

The room is looking good. My desk is actually cleared off! Just need to add more to the desk once I open up my Xmas present (i.e. new trimmer, Sizzix dies, markers, etc)...can't wait!

Well, check out the bottom of my blog for the most recent LO I did. Geez...that was like 1 week 1/2 ago. Need to get on the ball!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Well, I didn't realize that I haven't blogged for almost a month! YIKES! Let's see...recap November...

*Got a UTV (utility vehicle)...husband's new toy and's so much fun can't wait to try it out fully when the baby is here!

*Thanksgiving was good...spent time at my parent's. Went Black Friday shopping...finished everything! YIPPEE!!

*Visited the new IKEA in Orlando...sad that that is a highlight! heehee

*We finally picked a name for our little boy!

*Had my "baby sprinkle" thrown my my sister-in-law!

Okay, now...let's see...

Oh...the name, right? We decided on COLTON SCOTT for the name! Finally can give him a name and I can put his name on a stocking that is hanging in our foyer! Still need lots of stuff for him but I think I'll wait till after Xmas.

As far as Xmas goes, all the shopping is done and today I started wrapping presents, but after an hour of it...I stopped...this is the part I hate doing at Xmas! Our office closet is full and I'm just staring at everything piled in there. WHY!!!

All the decor is up and I need to get a pix of everything so that I can put it on my blog. I'll have to put that on my to-do list!

Morgan's doing good in soccer... need to remember to bring my camera next time she has a game. I've been slacking!

I'm reorganizing my scraproom...I think it's just me "nesting"! :) I don't know, it's just a mess in the office right now. And some of the Xmas present I will need to finish up my storage, but I'll have to wait until after the 25th.

Well, only 9 more weeks to go and then baby Colton will be here (or maybe less). EEK! I have to get those pix I mentioned and then maybe next week I can post the new 4D pix I get from him after my doc appointment!

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Well, today I am 28 weeks. Only 12 more weeks to go (give or take 2 weeks...hopefully). I'm feeling Stuffed with a capital "S". I went to the doctor's today and yep, he's still a boy! heehee I got another ultrasound (love my doc) and this is what he looks like so far. It's weird seeing in 3D. Kind of freaky. It's a little blurry but it's neat to see his facial features. Just wonder how big he is now.

This weekend all we did was hang out with family and 4 wheelin'. Neal and the girls had loads of fun...and boy did they get dirty. I didn't want to ride this time. I was feeling really BIG and just wanted to relax and enjoy everyone. I got to take pix instead and laugh. We had a great time and it's too bad it had to end. But, we are all feeling refreshed and ready for the week.

I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving at my folks and then Black Friday shopping. It'll be my first time attempting this. Got my list all made out and what I need to get. It's the wrapping I'm not looking forward to...yuck!

Hope you all have a yummy Thanksgiving!! Stay safe!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Some late and new photos

Okay, finally uploaded my Halloween pix! Here are a couple. The first is of the girls outside our front door. Morgan was a cheerleader and Sydney was a kitty cat! They looked too cute and sooo ready to get some candy. The other pix is of my 2 nieces that joined us at a "Trunk or Treat" that was held at a local church. This was a first for us. It was a great concept. The parishiners all had their cars decked out in decor and they too were in costumes. It was short and sweet and a very nice nite!

The pix were taken by me last night before the girls went to bed. I had just got done reading a book to them and the baby started doing rolls or something like that. Morgan sang him a song and Sydney was just in awe that she was getting kicked. I was so glad my camera was near by to capture this moment. I can't wait to get these pix developed and scrap.

That's all for now. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Sketch #1 for the week 11/08 at TSC

Well, if you want to see what I've posted at TSC this week for sketches...


here it is....

Lots of free space!! The "zig-zag" can be torn edges, a decorative edge, whatever your hearts desire! Post here if you dare your take on this! :)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Finally got our family pictures!!

Well, I finally picked up our family pictures! Here they are:

Can't wait to start putting them up on our wall. I might do something with the family one for Xmas cards this year...we'll see!
Still need to upload the Halloween photos from last week! This past week has been interesting. Stay tuned for an update in the next few days!

Friday, October 26, 2007

HALLOWEEN HOOPLA...OCT 27th & 28th!!! Be there!!!

Hey there! I just wanted to let you in on something. Doing a little PR for another site that's trying to start back up again. This weekend, the 27th & 28th, they are having a "Halloween Hoopla".


The site is

The homepage is still underconstruction but click on the SCRAPCHAT link and you'll be able to register on the board and participate in challenges/contests for some free stuff. The ladies are really nice here. There is "ScrappyDoo2U" and "ScrapbookSupplies". These are the 2 ladies that are running it. I have a challenge going up so you'll have to check it out. We're trying to get people to the site. If you know of anyone that would want to participate (and hopefully stay) let them know. SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE!! Just mention me when you introduce yourself!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

3rd times the charm!!

Well, had my doctor appointment today and the baby cooperated!!!

It's a boy!!!

We are soooo excited. The girls are happy too!! All the little one could say was "thank you" because she wanted a baby brother so bad! I'm just glad we are able to give her one.

After the appointment I spent like an hour in Target registering for my "Baby Sprinkle" my DSIL is going to throw for us. I didn't realize all the things that I need! It's only been 3 years since we've had a baby but I think we can get by with the basics. I'm going to go check out some stores for the big items. Can't wait to go do that this week some time.

Now we have to start thinking of boy names and painting the playroom from purple & green to blue & green. I think I'm going to go with froggies as the theme in there. I was playing online looking at frog stuff and just boy stuff in general and I can't wait to go shopping!!! I wish I was made of money!! So many cute stuff out there! At least the waredrobe won't be so hard like it is for girls (i.e. shorts, pants, capris, skirts/skorts, dresses, etc) and there won't be any hair accessories and jewelry to worry about. OH, and the shoes will be pretty simple! WOW...I'm saving money as we speaks!! Haha!

That's it for now. Just glad that the baby showed us what it's got! ;)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Well, didn't get to go to the doctor's yesterday. The office called me on Sunday saying that the Doc wouldn't be in the office Monday b/c of a family emergency. WHAT'S ONE MORE WEEK OF NOT KNOWING!!?? I guess we're destined to not find out what the baby will be, right?? Well, going next week and I just HOPE that the baby cooperates!

Went shopping yesterday for our outfits for our family photos this coming weekend. Talk about frustrating!! Just trying to find outfits that had somewhat the same colors was stressing. Thought I found something good for the girls but then the colors didn't match at all. Just went with the same outfits for the girls...they'll get over it...they're still young and it looks cute when they match. CAN'T DO THAT MUCH LONGER!

Then after doing that I went scrap shopping and got good deals at Hobby Lobby!! LOVE THAT STORE!! Everything was pretty much 50% or 30% off and got awesome deals. Didn't spend much, just went in and got what I needed, did some 'window' shopping and then headed over to Michael's. Not impressed with that store anymore. The prices are so much more than HL and they don't offer as much.

All in all, despite not knowing what we're having, I was pretty happy yesterday. Then when I picked up my oldest from school she was wearing this ribbon on her shirt that said she was a "Proud Panther". A student gets that when they've showed good behavior and work. I was soo proud of her and I know that she was proud of herself. I just hope she keeps it up!

Friday, October 12, 2007

22 weeks now

Well, a month has come and gone since I was last on here. Let's see what's been going on...

  • the baby is moving more and more and I go to the doc's on Monday...hopefully the baby will show us what it's got!
  • Soccer season started last week. We have had 2 practices already and Morgan is playing like she never had a break! Can't wait to see what the season will bring.
  • Sydney is doing good in "pre-pre school" as she calls it! She knows all her letters by sight and can recite the phonics already. She's a little early but I'm not complaining.
  • I've gotten most of my Xmas scrap gifts done. Still working on one. I have the papers all measured...just need to cut and glue and then add embellies and viola!!

Other than that, nothing else is happening. Oh yeah, belly's growing. I'm 22 weeks now. Started taking my "pregnancy pictures" like I did with the 2 girls for the baby book. I start the belly shots at 20 weeks until birth. Well, hopefully next week I can update my blog with what the baby is!!! Personally I don't care if it's a girl or boy. I'm happy with whatever the gender is. If it's a girl...we've been there and one that. Plus I don't have to paint the "now" playroom b/c it's in girl colors. If it's a boy, it'll be spoiled by everyone in the family since we all don't know how to make a boy!! So, I'm happy either way.

Well, I've done 2 LO's this month, pretty sad. BUT I've been working on my Xmas gift projects so I can let that slide! One of the LO's is waiting for journaling. I need to get a white pen so I can journal on it. But the the other LO that I just did is down at the bottom of the page. Go check it out! Well, that's it for now.

Friday, September 21, 2007

It's been a month since I've blogged. YIKES!!! Well, since the last time...let's see...

  • My oldest DD started Kindergarden

  • I'm getting bigger and can sort of fit in maternity clothes

  • Didn't find out the sex of our baby yet...STINKER!!

  • Found my mojo and created some scrap stuff!!

Enjoy the pix...till next time!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Summer's over

I haven't been on here in over a month! Time flies!! Not much stuff going on. I tend to lead a very normal or boring life! Heehee.

In August nothing really to write about. My oldest started kindergarten...boohoo. Actually, I surprised myself. I didn't cry like I thought I would be. I was very nervous for her and excited. I guess the crying was done last year when she went to Pre-K. She loved it though, the first day that is, it was yesterday. She did so much work the first day. She's off today thru Thursday since it's the first week of school. They have like 4 kids each day (Mon-Thurs) and then on Friday they all go. Next week we'll see how much fun she'll have! Haha! My youngest is going to a daycare/preschool for a couple of hours for 3 days a week. That'll give me some quiet time to do chores, errands and scrap time!! I can't wait. I've already got a list of things to do around the house though, better get crackin so I can scrap!

I went to the doctor's yesterday and got the picture above. Kind of freaky looking. It's really neat what technology has done for us! We still don't know what the sex is...a little early and the stinker wouldn't cooperate either!
Anyways, I haven't done much scrappin'. :( I just haven't been in the mood. I'm hoping that now with school in I'll find my mojo!!
Anyways, that's all for now!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Long weekend!!

My house has been full of bodies since Thursday. My 2 nieces came over while I babysat them on Thursday. My parents came over right before my nieces left. Then Friday my nieces came back one more time to be babysat. Saturday my daughter's had their b-day party. That was fun. The weather was perfect for a princess/pool party. My SIL made this gorgeous cake (as usual) for the girls!! The girls had lots of fun at the party. We had guests stay over (parents and Morgan's godparents) Saturday evening. Then on Sunday they all left. Sunday evening my SIL came back over with her girls and had a sleep over b/c on Monday I had a doctor's appointment.

I finally got to hear the baby's heartbeat and I even got a sneak peek of it!!! It feels real now!! I was sooo nervous before the doc came into the room. I was just hoping everything with the baby was alright, which I think most pregnant mom's to be feels before their doc appointment. Can't wait to go again in 4 weeks. I think she gives ultrasounds at each visit. And she even has a 3D cool!!! Now, just need to wait and see if we have little boy or little girl. AND YES, only 1 growing in my belly!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007


Well, I've added something to the left side of my blog as well as did some changes to the top. Can you spot them?

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My crop

Well, I had a crop at my house on Sunday. It wasn't the turnout that I'd hoped for, but it was nice and quiet. We all got stuff done. The funny thing was it was my 2 SIL's and my MIL!!! They all did 3 pages and I only did 1 LO and 1 card!! Heehee. I was too busy talking and helping. I was just glad that they are taking to scrapping more than I thought they would!!

My one SIL is into scrapping now. She's got a nice architect table at her house and has converted a spare bedroom into a craft room and is collecting scrap supplies. She was working on her step-son's wedding album. It was pretty good if you ask me.

My other SIL, my best friend, was working on her cake book that I made her for her b-day. There is plenty of room to add more pix of her cakes that she keeps making and she wants to put the pix in her album for people to see. She had fun figuring out how to be creative. She said it was draining though!

My MIL worked on her cruise album that I partically made her for their 30th anniversary. She had no clue what she was doing but she did AWESOME!

I was really proud of them all!! While they where over, my hubby and girls went to a horse farm. The girls LOVED it!! I'll have to add some pix!

Well, that's it about my week so far. It's going pretty slow. Kind of boring actually. Took the girls to a movie yesterday for the kid matinee. It was Sydney's first movie at a theater and she did GREAT!!! We saw "Doogal". It was a cute movie. Maybe we'll go to the beach this week sometime. It's just so hard to want to go do stuff and not have to pay sooo much for the activities. Well, that's it for now.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mojo came back!!!

Finally...I got my mojo back!! I cleaned and organized my scrap room a little more today and redid my cabinets. I'm soo excited that I felt like scrapping tonite!! It's like I cleared my head after clearing my area! WHAT A RELIEF!!

I better get mojo b/c I have a crop party at my house on Sunday. I think only 5 people will attend plus myself, but for 4 straight hours, no hubby or kids, it'll be fun! Looking forward to it.

Tomorrow I need to do some housework and getting my supplies ready for the crop. Here is my LO that I did and a look at my scraproom.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy July 4th!

Well, the past couple of days have been somewhat painful. Monday I had a migraine all day and the girls were really good to me. They let me just lounge around while I stuck out the migraine. At times I felt like puking but didn't. I had some close calls, but it was okay. I felt so bad b/c we didn't do anything that day. Tylenol didn't help and it stunk b/c I can't take anything else. This baby better be a boy!!! heehee

Yesterday it took an eternity just for the fireworks in Inverness. The girls were so anxious from the time they woke up. We finally met my niece and her family around 6 to go over to the park where the festivities would be. BUT the weather wasn't looking in our interest. In fact, we had to take cover twice. DH wasn't sure if he'd make the fireworks b/c of work and eventually a little twist of his arm over the phone got him to the park just in time. But he brought more rain with him! The kids were a little disappointed b/c they knew that the rain would stop the fireworks. In fact, the 3rd shower changed a lot of people pack up and go home. Just as they all got their chairs in bags, coolers packed up and blankets folded the fireworks started!!! The girls were in awe and it ended up turning out perfect! I'm just glad that we stuck it out.

This morning my husband and decided to wake up Sydney around 630am to sing her Happy B-day. Only b/c DH was leaving for work. She got up and ran outside the room and stood behind a wall while we sang to her. I think she was a little embarrassed as well as sleepy. Then when we stopped she ran back into the room, fell on the floor next to the bed and hid. We had to pick her up and lay her back to sleep!! It was soo funny. She's still sleeping now, 1 1/2 hours later!! :) Morgan didn't even budge when we tried waking her up. And to think it was her idea to do this!! Oh well.

I can't believe Syd's 3 today. Today is my 3rd year being a SAHM and retired from work too. WOW, time flies. Only to start the diaper and formula thing all over again in 7 months. :)

Well, hope all has a Happy 4th and enjoy the fireworks!!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Lost Mojo and another Toot!

Well, I haven't had the desire lately to scrap!! NIGHTMARE!!! I can't seem to find my mojo. It's not hiding in my house b/c I've looked everywhere!! Maybe it's on vacation, maybe it ran away. I just hope it finds it's way back home soon!!

On a better note...I submitted some LO's to for their DT call. Didn't get picked but they asked me to be a Guest Designer for September. I'm really excited about it!! I wasn't expecting anything from the submission, just getting a little experience and stepping outside my box. Dont' know if I'll submit to any in the near to see how life is going to be like with 3 kiddos!!!

Well, that's all for now. I'm keeping my fingers crossed my mojo stops in today sometime. If you've seen or heard the whereabouts of my mojo...tell it to come home!

Thursday, June 21, 2007


Well, just got on the computer and checked my email. Got a message from Well...I am one of the members of their IDEA TEAM!!! This is soo cool!!! I've never been on a team (other than my 1 month, which is now, with This is for 6 months!!! I soo can't wait to get the first kit and design for them!!! WOW, I'm oober excited. Just wanted to express my excitement!! :)

Go check them out!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

7 weeks

Well, last week I felt bloated like the Michelin Marshmallow puff man!! AND I was always tired around 5pm. But for some reason, last night I was able to stay up watching my Tivo'd shows until 1230am!! And then on top of that, I was able to get up early and I felt fine!! No more bloating feeling!! YIPPEE!!! But, what does that mean for now? Hmmm...

Well, I'm 7 weeks pregers today, only 33 more to go! Heehee.

I'm just playing on the computer right now while the girls are sleeping. I should be cleaning and cleaning up my scrap desk. NAH! Well, here are some of the creations I made last week. Right now I'm working on my girls b-day invites that need to go out tomorrow. EEK!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Getting the courage...

Well, nothing much going on this week. Started my membership back up at the gym, swimming a ton in the pool with the girls and tried out for a DT call at an awesome site (need to check it out peeps!!) called

Today the day started out around 5am for me when I woke up next to both my girls in my bed and DH snoring! I had to get out of the room and ended up on one of my daughter's beds. Then at 7am my oldest comes in her room and DH tells me he's taking our boat back to the storage place. I thought, "what the heck is he doing up so early". Find out, he got kicked!! Heehee!

Then after he dropped the boat off we took our other car into the shop to get new brakes. FINALLY!! I then went grocery shopping with the girls while hubby did yardwork. Then we swam before lunch and after!! It was a nice relaxing day. DH and I finally watched PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS. I really liked that movie. And tonight we are just vegging out. Tomorrow is his day and I can't wait to make him the meals I plan on doing for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (I think that's the baby talking though!!)

Well, I've been searching on and decided that I'm going to give it a try when other sites/mags have a contest or DT call. I'm trying to brave and step outside my box. It gets me experience in submitting and also a chance to meet other talented scrappers out there! And if I don't get anything, at least I'm getting scrapping done!! GOTTA THINK POSITIVE!! :) Plus, when baby #3 comes around, maybe I won't have that much time to scrap. Gotta get in what I can now!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Bit - mosquitos and the gym!

Well, yesterday was just too darn long and HOT!!! Went to my DH's work picnic down in Fort DeSoto beach. It was a beautiful beach and fun time there, the picnic was good and he had a good turnout! Got bitten up by mosquitos though! OUCH! Those darn things keep getting bigger!

Today I finally bit the bullet and joined back up at the gym. I hadn't stepped foot in there since March of 2005!! YIKES!! Time to start working out. Well, in my condition it's just keeping myself toned. Don't want to loose any weight, just maintain and stay healthy!! Only working on lower body and arms and staying away from the mid-section! ;) The girls did better than expected. I just wish we had a gym that had babysitter fees included in the gym price. Oh well...what can ya do.

Anyways, I'm sure I'll be sore tomorrow! That's okay, part of staying healthy I guess.

Well, off to see about getting my mojo back. Got to work on my June Kit from and try and enter into their DT call. Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, June 9, 2007


We're finally back from PA!! It was a nice visit and the girls had a blast meeting their cousins and aunties and uncle!! The weather was kind of wishy washy for a couple of days. We're Floridians and well, what did I pack? Shorts, t-shirts and flip flops. Well, it got down to 64 one day and it was windy and gloomy!!! So, off to the store I went w/ my sister trying to find them some jeans and a sweater of some sort. Luckily I found what I was looking for and the girls were all cozy.
Now we are just trying to recoop and get back to our normal schedule. Doing laundry for me! YEAH!! Not!
Okay, off to check my emails and my scrap boards that I love!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Well, my long awaited trip to Pennsylvania is coming sooner than expected. I'm looking forward to meeting up with my half-sisters and brother and their families. Haven't seen a lot of them since my wedding almost 8 years ago and others even longer than that. I'm a little nervous too. I have one half-sister that I've never really spoken too. She and my other sister's oldest kid are graduating from high school so we are having a little get together this Sunday. I hope all goes well. I don't really know what to say to my sister. I guess I'll have to play it by ear.

Anyways, my dad, myself and my 2 girls are driving straight there. EEK!! I've got snacks lines up as well as DVD's!! I wonder how many potty breaks there will be?! heehee

Well, I'll be back to post about our venture. I'm gonna miss being at home and seeing my hubby. He'll be a bachelor for a week. Lucky dawg!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

My baby's growing!!

Boo-Hoo!! My oldest had her graduation yesterday from pre-K. They had a concert/graduation for all the kiddos that were at this school. Both of mine were in the concert but only one graduated. It was a little teary-eyed at times. I can't believe that she'll be in kindergarten in a couple of month!

Well, school is out tomorrow. The girls are ready and so am I. I can't wait for this weekend. I'm just ready to get outdoors and do some fun stuff with the girls...and of course scrap!!! Hopefully I'll have time to! ;)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

JUNE kit...MUST HAVE!!!!

You've got to check out this YUMMY kit from!! It's only a sneak peak of what's in store for their JUNE kit. It's got some really pretty papers, altered items and awesome embellies!! You have to check their site won't be disappointed!!

Check out their store too...tell Susannah and the rest of the gang that I sent ya!! ;)

Thursday, May 17, 2007

TOOTIN' my horn!!

I'm soo excited to be picked for the June Guest Addict Counselor for ADDICTEDSCRAPPERS.COM!!! I decided last minute to whip something up for the spot and Viola!!! I'm thrilled. This is my first time EVER getting to be on any team, even if it's just for a month!!! I can't wait to get their June's going to be filled with delicious goodies!!! Susannah, Audra, Jenn, Lori and the gang are just AWESOME! You should go check out their'll drool and fall in love and never want to leave! :)

Here is my LO for the GAC: use bling and PP!!! TFL!

To see it up close just scroll down to the bottom of my blog and see the "It's Alive" section!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

What do dreams mean?

Recently I had a dream that made me wake up in fright and think...what the heck does that mean?!

Have you ever had a bogus dream that really didn't make sense? Did you ever wake up and remember the dream vividly? Did you jot the stuff down? Well, yes to all the above!!! I jotted down key things I remembered in my dream and then got on the computer. I did a search on dictionary of dreams and came up with--->I have many stresses in my life; I will have grief; I am successful on my goals; and I'm bombarded w/ tasks in life. What were the things in my dreams?
  • tornadoes
  • green barn
  • falling horse
  • traffic
  • falling rocking chair
  • falling car
Well...before the dream, I was working on 3 projects and I was trying to work on a submission for a DT call. Weird how dreams tell you about your life!!

I don't have that many projects left for the month, but they are there. I'm sure I'll whip up some weird dream next week when it gets down to crunch time. **See bottom of blog for some recent projects completed!**

Well, off to bed now!! Need to see what I can come up with!! Heehee!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Project after project

It seems like forever and a day since I've been on my blog! I've been preparing for a Cinco de Mayo party and before that my parents were over. Then after recooping from TEQUILLA (heehee) I've been working on some Mother's Day projects!! I'm done with those as of last night!!! I love crunch time. I seem to do my best work that way. I always have some scrap-related project going on. Call me keeps me sane (or insane!)

Anywho, here are some photos of me and my gals and then some from the Cinco de Mayo party we threw. It was a blast and everyone had such a good time and had full bellies afterwards!! Everyone stayed the night and I can say that I'm glad they made it home the next morning without a headache!!

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