Thursday, October 29, 2009


Makenna came home today and told me that she cried at school today. She was overwhelmed with emotion. Sad that she never met her big brother. She said she just couldn't hold it in any longer.
As with any parent - it hurts me when my children hurt. I want to fix this for her, wave my magic mommy wand and make everything right. Seems there well always be a "empty" spot at our table where he should be sitting.
I miss him everyday but sometimes on days like today it feels as if I have lost him all over again
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Bouquets of Newly Sharpened Pencils

Sneak peek for November's Doubleshot Kit at The Scrap Room
This week I have made three pencil bouquets - one for each of the kids teachers along with a card.
I was playing with my craft supplies all day while watching/listening to You've Got Mail. Seriously one of my favorite movies.
I love watching movies while I scrap - What is your favorite movie
tell me about one you love to watch over and over again.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So Excited!

My "Riverwalk" layout was featured here on
go check it out :)

12 Year Anniversary

Sunday was our 12th Anniversary ....

We made a cake

Heath bought me a card and flowers and let me take some pictures of him

Makenna bought a stick on mustache from the gumball machine. I had seen one earlier in the week at Tasty Freeze and said I was going to get one and wear that as a halloween costume. We are deciding between Charlie Chaplin style and a classic handle bar ;) good times

ended the day playing Cranium with the kids.

Great Day!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Blog Maintenance

sprucing up around the bloggity blog
now I just need to find a perfect 3 column format and make a new banner.
Hope you like it.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

personal updates

Scrolling through my blog and I can't help but notice that I have been posting mostly "crafty" things and not so much personal "schtuff". It seems that this is my life, either I am coasting through with craft projects or there is so much drama that I can't find my mojo. I will say I love how things have been going. Knock on Wood. But in an effort to give you a little peek into my life I will sum it up in a song......just kidding. How about bullet points.

  • Going to school full-time. Still working on becoming a Registered Nurse. A&P is really giving me a run for my money.
  • Recently became a CNA. Requirement here to enter the Nursing Program.
  • My littles are growing faster than the speed of light. Noah is away as I type on his first overnight school trip.....tear
  • My husband has helped in ways I never knew he could (starting to think he was only pretending that he couldn't do laundry for all those years).
  • Member of the Doubleshot Design Team at The Scrap Room. Love having deadlines and having a reason to make myself scrap. A lot of time my fun scrapping time gets put on the back burner but no longer.
  • Last but certainly not least --- PUMPKIN SPICE CREAMER is out finally - the moment I wait for all year long.

Happy Times

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Layout - Eastside

Layout of Noah's first day of 4th grade at a new school (it goes with the layout featured here)
Items used are from The Scrap-Room's October Doubleshot kit. I loved the Jillibean Alphabet Soup Paper - perfect for those back to school photos. Additional items that I used were Heidi Swapp chipboard alpha's, acrylic paint, and bazzill cardstock. Hope you enjoy ;)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Card - Thank You

Thank you card using items from my Doubleshot Kit at the SCRAP ROOM
Added Heidi Swapp chipboard alphas
Kraft Cardstock
American Craft Thickers
Jillibean Pattern Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
used my charcoal cat eye ink
Stampin up punch
sewing machine to zig zag
raffia to tie on the buttons

Friday, October 09, 2009

Card - We make a Great Pear

Super Simple Card used items from October's Doubleshot kit at the SCRAP ROOM
Kraft Cardstock
Cosmo Cricket Patterned Paper and Chipboard embellie
American Crafts Thickers
and Making Memories tiny alphas
zig zaged the edge of the patterned paper on my sewing machine
and inked almost everything with a charcoal cat eye