Monday, October 1, 2012
Fern and butterfly are Penny Black, newsprint background is from Hero arts. Images are colored with distressed markers.
Today has went pretty smoothly for a Monday, school is done, dinner is on the stove and Pixie is napping. I like when my days go like this, wish I had more of them! Still working on organizing, I watched the Kickstart video from Day 11 this a.m. and my goodness Kathy R. sure can color. She is amazing and so inspiring. I can't wait to start on an image "bank" for my cards. Hope your Monday was wonderful, thanks for stopping by.
Friday, September 28, 2012
We have been keeping busy with school, work and play. The kids are crazy, and I love it. Listening to Wyatt and Pixie talk is the cutest thing ever. Pixie says "yes" to pretty much anything you ask her, but Wyatt really thinks she is answering him. He has the funniest conversations with her and I love listening to them. They are becoming such good friends, I am really enjoying their age difference. Not sure what we are going to get into this weekend. I am itching to go to Myrtle Beach, but there is also a Spot festival in town. We took the boys a few years ago and they had so much fun on all the slides. Both would be fun, so I guess we will just see what we feel like doing! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The weather has taken a turn for cooler temps. and I am looking forward to the bugs leaving us soon as well. Soon we will be able to take the kids outside to play and go for walks I am ready for that. Poor Pixie can't even go from the house to the car without being swarmed. We are plugging along at homeschooling, I will update that blog later this week with some new pictures and a weekly review. Thanks for stopping by.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Saturday I spent the day with Debbie, I had so much fun. We had tons to catch up on, made quite a few cards, and enjoyed good food. She recently bought an ice cream maker and has been whipping up some creations. She made key lime ice cream and it was awesome, I am inspired to make some with my machine, I even bought the whipping cream. Now I just have to use it!
The butterfly stamps are from a hero arts set, that I love and now am anxiously awaiting mine from Ellen Hutson. They are colored with distressed markers, and die cut. The beautiful frame is from Memory box, which I also had to order. LOL!
This week I am praying for a better week of school. My other goal is to find a better way to plan my meals. I just started researching some of the free and paid meal planning sites today. My days go so much better when I have the meals figured out. Have a wonderful Monday!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Well we have now completed two entire weeks of school! We are still working out some kinks but for the most part it is going well. We have occasional breakdowns from everyone including me. Especially when Owen broke 4 of my dishes after I had repeatedly told him not to do what he was doing. After a brief freak out by me, we were all able to resume our schooling within a reasonable amount of time! I hope one day he will in fact listen to my instructions, but until then I try not to be attached to anything that isn't breathing.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
This card is for the CASology Bird Challenge. I had a little time today with the boys visiting my in-laws and Pixie napping to have some creative time. I have been busy while the boys have been gone cleaning their room, and preparing for school. I spent yesterday making list of books to get at the library. It is so nice to actually be able to look that kind of stuff up online at home! I am also hoping to have time to squeeze in a date with my DH. It has been far too long since the two of us have had time alone. We are planning to go to my favorite place called Freddies in Fort Fisher. It's quite a drive from where we are and we usually have to wait 1 hour or more, but it is totally worth it. They have the best seafood fettuccine and pork chops, I can't wait. I am so looking forward to being able to actually eat a meal at the restaurant. The boys are great when we go out but Pixie not so much! I usually just get my meal boxed up since I have to keep her busy. The time goes so quick though, before I know it she will be as good as the boys. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
It has been a crazy summer, I feel like time has been going at warp speed since the beginning of June. We are in the process of changes, and I am wrapped up with getting the details completed. I have barely had a chance to do any crafting but have been beginning to feel restless and decided I need to take some time for myself. So for two nights after I put Pixie to bed I headed outside to my office. The first night it took me forever to finally make this card. My inspiration is the challenge at CASology. After playing with many different stamps I finally settled on this one by Stamp in Hand, it is colored with Memento markers and stamped on a textured paper. The Thinking of you stamp is from Penny Black. Thanks for stopping by.
Edited: Today I finally got a faster internet, which means I can finally blog again! So today I am doing the happy dance!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Stamp is from PB, it was colored with distressed markers and stamped on white cardstock.
It has gotten hot here in Eastern, NC. We have been very fortunate that the weather has been very nice, but that is over and it is officially SUMMER! The kids and I are settling into our new routine with not too much trouble. The boys are both early risers so they get up and play together, there are occasional scuffles but for the most part they are pretty good. Pixie sleeps in until 8:30-9:00 so I use this time to drink my coffee catch up on computers stuff and make notes for my day. We are tweaking Pixie’s new nap schedule trying to find the right time for her to nap. Now that I don’t have to pick open up from school we can let her nap in the afternoon.
Tomorrow the kids get to meet Chris’s Aunt, Uncle and Cousin, and I am so excited. They are coming to vacation in Myrtle Beach, SC and stopping by Chris’s parents house for dinner. Owen met her years ago, but they have never seen the two littles. I am so looking forward to catching up with them. I hope DH will be able to come by. Quite a few things have created a huge workload for him and he has yet to dig out of it. I feel so bad that in after taking a little time off, he has had to work 15+ hour days including Sat. and Sunday. But 10 house closing in 12 days will put anyone in a bind, and we just have to work through it.
Yesterday DH reminded me that today is our 19 year anniversary (of dating). It was so sweet when I said Wow, who would have thought and he responded “me”. I am so incredible blessed to have this wonderful man as my Husband, father of my children and best friend. Well enough rambling, enjoy your day, hope you have time to create!
Thursday, June 14, 2012
|Just for my girl!|
|Our Cabin kitty, we will miss him!|
|She was trying to help Daddy|
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
|Our own modern day "Huck Finn"|
|I thought this was hysterical!|
Monday, June 11, 2012
Later that day we went to Bass Lake, it was gorgeous. People were riding their horses on the trails, and other were relaxing or fishing by the lake.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
|I want to live here forever!|
|The creek is right on the property, the boys are in heaven.|
|The Watuga river is right across our road.|
|9 year olds are not good photo subjects|
|Pixie and her daddy on the train ride|
|Pixie loves flowers.|
|Wyatt was a blast on all the rides!|