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Thursday, January 31, 2008

I had no idea?! -old news?

ok, I knew that this one cousin in particular of mine is a "runner". I had no idea he was SO good! man, I can't wait til this cold front lifts so I can get my game on! it's incredibly encouraging... I know that this is "old" news but I don't see him very often.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


yup I've been a busy chick! but hey, when you got it... GO WITH IT!! :D
so here are some of my creations from today ~
~the blue giddy up card is way fUN! :D
The Bella's were 2 of the 3 challenges at the pyjama party they had on splitcoaststampers this evening...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

oh what a day

what a USELESS day! so help me if dh is sick tomorrow I'm taking the kids and getting the heck out of here for the day! ~he's annoying! :P
so I made another card and did a layout. I'm not thrilled with the layout, I was trying for this 'style' that I can't wrap my brain around. It's ok, but not GREAT!

the snow is melting the snow is melting!!!

wahoo... sure sign of the next season right? -- dh says "WRONG!"

So apparently we're suppose to be starting out tomorrow as GREAT as today I think is is +5C {cold wind tho} then by noon it's going to be -9C with EXTREME cold and fast winds~ bleh! I have always *loved* winter, but now lately... I must be getting old :P

I'm getting prepped to scrap the day away. There are a few other things on my agenda but Steve is home sick and I'm going to just loaf and enjoy NOT watching cartoons!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

what, I say... what can I say?!

I forgot to post my card making progress :)
So far this year I have accomplished 6 layouts and 7 cards. My goal is to reach 20 of each before my trip to California! :D and to remain NOT buying anything b/c I have GOBS and I mean *GOBS* of supplies!
Without further ado -here's my next layout and cards! :D
the set of 3 cards are from a class I took at my LSS -it was a Tombow night.

And last but not least... my creation this evening - is known as a "Criss Cross card" I have never made one before and it turned out kinda neat! :) I will definitely make more of these, even tho they use more paper! I have yet to decide if this card is "finished" sometimes I like to leave cards a bit 'unwordy' so that they can be multi-purpose at the moment! :)
--I'm thinking that they might also be a good class to show the ladies from church?!

FogHorn LegHorn

that's the name of the big rooster on Looney Tunes - I couldn't, I say, I couldn't remember his name ah...
So ya I've been scrapping! :D yippee... yes the rest of the house is potentially going to either NEVER get cleaned/organized or once it does get done it should stay that way!! Especially since the basement is now our *AWESOME* family room!!! I have MY 1/3, the kids & Steve share the other 2/3 :D I LOVE IT! and although I do have pics they show how messy it is, so I'm not sharing.

I will share the layouts that I have done recently...
Steve's cousin's wedding. 2003

Out for an evening walk.

this layout *in my opinion* does not look "finished" but this is what it looks like for now. In July of 2006 I was blessed with the opportunity to go on a scrapbooking retreat...to met IN PERSON the awesome friends that I have made over the internet. I brought some Ketchup chips since many of my American friends had never been lucky enough to try them... they're one of my favorites! :D

Sunday, January 27, 2008

need an update

thought I updated the other day - guess I was imagining!?!

anyway, nothing much going on... been moving stuff, scrapbooking and hangin' out :D kids both are feeling better -yah!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

belly bugs...ew!

Fun times around here...Dawson was up all night with the barfs on tuesday night... Then Ally started with it this afternoon (Dawson is totally better) and dh and I are feeling rather -ill.

hopefully it passes through the rest of us as quickly as it did for Dawson!


I put a couple more bears up on etsy ;)

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

have you heard of ETSY ?

On and off I spent the day working on getting my stuff together to start up a space on Etsy.com here's my little corner :)

if you know of anyone that is interested in collectable miniature bears... that are designed and hand sewn by "moi" please feel free to pass along my contact info.

I want to get a few more up on there over the next few days... so bookmark my etsy and drop by often! :D

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

can you spell EXCITED?

C A L I F O R N I A!

{happy dancing}

Sunday, January 20, 2008

and now it's SUNday

and it's freeZING outside! like super cold, the thermometer says it's only -11C but it feels like -20C brrr...
So I looked further into the modeling place we went to and I don't think we'll get involved at this point in time. If I could find out how to go about submitting directly to places that would be ideal :)
today our house is upside down... what else is new?
my wire is poking out of my bra -how annoying! hmmm, shopping!! :D

Saturday, January 19, 2008

another day...

today has been "just another day" around here. We went to the modelling agency and it seemed to be somewhat positive. The lady was impressed with both the kids -their looks and behaviour. I was happy to hear that! The lady explained that they are like a "head hunting agency" for commercials, modelling, magazines, and something else I can't remember... but they are pretty much the middle-man, hooking up the companies -some she listed are pretty good/big names, and they will let her know who they want (via pictures that we have provided them with) then we get the call to go for the work. They charge $175 for a yearly fee for their services, and then also take 20% off the top of all money made. We'll be hearing back next week sometime if they decide that they are interested in Ally. We are skeptical on the entire money thing... of course. I'll keep you all posted.

As for the rest of our day it pretty well went to hell in a handbasket, but what did I expect? Steve *did* call around about the furniture -he wants futon, I want a sectional and we've compromised on 2 futons b/c of costs. So it's been decided that we are getting the futons and we now know where.

I have a headache and I'm drained! sigh...

Friday, January 18, 2008

surprised I'm not bald!

you know if you were a fly on the wall in my house, you'd wonder how on earth I'm not bald! and this hasn't much to do with my genes either... it's my family. I love them DEARLY! but man are they wild... tonight I was planning to *attempt* to work on some cards -HA! DREAM ON!

so tomorrow I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we find and PURCHASE possibly even BRING HOME some furniture for our basement!?! ya think?

And I'm intrigued to hear what the "modelling" place has to say about Ally.

so here I sit with a 2 year old on my lap, drawing pictures and my nearly 6 year old standing beside me "helping" his sister, and the dog is now climbing the door... my que to go!

Happy friday! :D

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

you're KILLING me!!

homemade chicken nuggets {easy peasy!}

  • melt butter in microwave -aprox. 1/4 c.
  • chop up chicken breast into "nugget size" pieces
  • combine bread crumbs; for this I use, corn flake crumbs, ritz crackers, some dried breadcrumbs...
  • with seasonings; oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  • I use a ziploc bag and shake it up.

With a fork, dip pieces of chicken in melted butter, then coat with crumb mixutre. Bake at 400* for 15-20 minutes.

There is an awesome homemade bbq sauce that we make too... but I didn't make it last night and I don't have the time or paitience to fetch it right now.

so what else...

I just sat downstair on our ~gorgeous~ new floor and sorted out all my stickers for my scrap-crap. There were only a few sheets that I plan to get rid of. And all in all I don't really have *that* many {thank goodness!} I need to get my stamps sorted next and hopefully I can find a system that works WAY better that what I have going on right now. I do NOT plan to unmount them, I know it would only cause me grief... I don't have "lack of space" just need to figure out how to better utilize the space I have.

hmm... what else is going on, not much! :D

I'm going to take a class tonight at my lss. Mainly to get out and do something that I enjoy, and I have a gift certificate to use.

Oh! one more thing, I'm taking Ally in to be "judged" for modelling. Not *REAL* modelling, but just for fashion, I think like Sears magazines... More or less for the fun of it, any possible money will just get dumped into her bank account. I'll keep you posted :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

great day!

Ally and I walked today... I even kicked it up a notch and 'ran' 2 blocks! we walked the rest ;) 10 in total. It was a bit chilly out and snowed the whole way home ... I was starting to sweat and was glad once we got home. Then the little monkey wanted to keep going! So... I did! :D we hiked'er over to the pet store, bargain shop and grocery store. After that we stopped off at the school picked up Dawson and then home. We had a rather impromtu visit from Steve's aunt which was a pleasant surprise.

For supper I cranked out a 4 cheese spinach dip that is super yummy! As well as homemade chicken nuggets and Steve made homemade french fries that were also delish! :D

The flooring is done. I have to take pictures still, but it's mostly done... just a few bits to finish.
Tonight he's bottling home brew... it's a "cervasa" or similar to corona.

I can't WAIT to get the basement in "order" so we can all function again! the kids have no place really to play without feeling out of their place. ~not to mention I WANT A SITTING livingroom SANS large television! ;)

Monday, January 14, 2008

feeling better... knocking on wood!

So the headache has disapated and the snow is falling :D

anyway... the floor

it's about 1/2 done.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

ow! the pressure...

Man, I got a WHAMMY of a headache. It started yesterday, I medicated right away had a siesta for nearly 2 hours, woke up and felt ok. So I went on with the evening... then it started again. I medicated and went to bed shortly after. Woke up this morning and wanted to cut my head off it hurt *so* bad! :sigh: I HATE pressure changes. I should have been a weather forecaster I guess...
so dh is working on the floor -VERY S...L...O...W...L...Y- but it's getting there. I think it's a hoot that it's suppose to be "done in an afternoon" sort of job and it's taking him FOREVER! I'm not sure if it's due to the fact that he's an engineer and ~nothing~ is EVER easy. {eye roll} or if it has to do with something else.
I'm just DYIN' to scrapbook and have my livingroom -sans television- hopefully by the end of this week it'll all be in place!!! I have to get the 2 futons ordered and picked up. You'd think the place would cut us a delivery deal or something for ordering 2... they even want $35 to deliver, sheesh! So I'm thinking that one day I'm just going to get fil in here and we're going to go get them even if it's while Steve (dh) is at work!
s'pose I should quit my bitchin' and go make supper :P

Saturday, January 12, 2008

the flooring is *started*

There was a section of the floor that had to be leveled out, that's what the dh is working on. I am SO SUPER anxious to get back to my scrapbooking!! ::sigh::

Friday, January 11, 2008

nothing much going on

...that's why I haven't posted. :)

I think we are both hoping that the flooring at *least* gets started this weekend.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

ok, ok... photo's already!

sheesh, give a lazy gal a break! LOL :D

So let's see, if I can figure out which ones are which again...

~ first is Steve (left) and his dad putting the *crappy* panelling back up around the "new" door way. It use to be a LOT smaller. You can see the tiles to the left of Jim's hand that are cut/missing -that and to the right of him WAS the doorway. It is SO much better now. It really opened up the space and introduced a bit more lighting.

~yes, we *LET* the kids help ...but only the primer coat ;) They had a blast! I just hope it doesn't backfire, I don't forsee graffiti artists being a great paying job.

~here is the first coat, and the current state that it is at. I really should be down there applying the 2nd coat... but after making a really yummy supper {bbq steak with sauted onions and mushrooms, boiled beef cube potato's, beans and salad... then I cleaned the kitchen, played cards with the kids, Steve and my dad... went to the grocery store, prepared the 'guts' for Egg Rolls for marinating overnight to make for supper tomorrow. I think I'm nearly done for today.
so the green....? gross eh? :D I LOVE IT! :D

Monday, January 07, 2008

more like flourescent dill pickles

... our "family" room {the reno. room/basement} looks sort of like flourescent green dill pickles in the light - Steve was totally skeptical looking at it while it was wet. Wondering ~WHAT have we done?!~ LOL it dried a lot darker, thank goodness. It definitely needs more coats, maybe 1 possibly 2. I think it's going to be really cool, especially after the flooring is laid.
I have some fun pictures as we had the kids helping with the primer coat.

I'm feeling really worn out, tired and straight up LAZY today. Dawson and I are both still in our monday-clothes {ahem, pj's} :)

Saturday, January 05, 2008

going well...

If the start of 2008 is the taste of how GREAT this year is going to be, BRING IT BABY!!! :D
we've been totally rockin' our renovations!!! I'm debating here at just minutes past 10pm if I have it in me to bust out the paint and see what I can do before bed -especially since the kids are in bed!

Dawson went to a birthday party today his best buddy Tristan just turned 6. They went bowling, and it was Dawson's first time... I think it's something we're definitely going to attempt to do sometime as a family :)

Steve mentioned playing poker tonight, but I think he's probably changed his mind ~ sounds like something *LOUD* is on tv.

later gators... I'll post painting pics -we chose Avacado {green}

Thursday, January 03, 2008


whoops! guess I'm a little behind. I got a new computer and have been having fun digital scrapping!!! It's "fun", it's "addicitive" and it's something I do NOT want to spend money on.
I'm posting the layouts that I made using freebies that I have found by various artists online. I am using Adobe's Photoshop Elements 6 {and yes I know that there is a spelling error in my journalling}. If there is any "paper or element" in my work that you like and would like to know where I found it please let me know and I'll dig that info up for you. I found most of them via *DiGi FREE*. Although some are from other places...

I'm not positive but I think you might be able to click on them to view them bigger.

Well, that's all the time I have...