Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Project 365

Project 365 - Anyone interested in joining me on this grand adventure? We can cheer each other on!!

365 (a photo a day) year 2009 - This one was also started by a fellower scrapbooker.

Please join in!!

Monday, December 29, 2008


With the new year approaching, I figured I may as well pimp myself out!

Monday, December 22, 2008

too much to do too little time

I'm finally getting over being sick. Two whole weeks of nastiness!!! Why is it that you get sick at the total wrong times? I still have stuff to bake for Christmas eve, Presents to wrap, more gifts to buy. All with NO time to do any of it. I actually can't wait till Christmas is over. Sorry to say, I'm just not feeling it this year...sad isn't it.

Monday, December 15, 2008


I have been sick for almost a week now. I do not like this at all. Normally I'm the one in this house that doesn't get sick....not this time! It started as a head cold, then sore throat, then by friday it was an ear infection, now that won't go away. Today I'm home from work, my ear is completly plugged and I have no balance, lol. Also the cold has moved into my chest. Good grief....it's been a very long time since I have felt like this...I Do Not Like It!!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Me 101

101 things about me
1. I’m a shorty…only 5 feet tall
2. Love just about every kind of music, seriously, there’s not much I don’t like
3. Growing up, I didn’t want kids…I now have 3
4. Love history and architecture, specifically turn of the century
5. Obsessed with Nikola Tesla and his work
6. Would rather be out in the woods than on a beach
7. I love broccoli
8. I hate asparagus
9. Have never tried seafood other than fish sticks and tuna fish
10. Love antique things, furniture, bowls and linens
11. Love being a Photographer
12. Started my love of Photography probably around the age of ten
13. One of my first photos was of a C-130 airplane flying over my house
14. I’m a dreamer
15. I hate my smile
16. Fav candle scents are baked apple pie and black cherry
17. I don’t like wearing skirts
18. I love wearing jeans…mostly my Levi’s
19. I love chunky shoes, hate flats, well duh I’m short
20. I smoke too much, yeah yeah I know
21. I only drink bottled beer or blush wine
22. Fav color is brown
23. Love my coffee, 2 sugars and Vanilla creamer, or a cafĂ© mocha at Timmy’s
24. I know a few words in Japanese
25. My eyes are green with one almost half brown
26. I have 2 tattoos a dolphin on my hip and an artistic swirl design on my left calf
27. My 2nd tattoo design came from the scrapbook company Basic Grey, it was one of their rub-on designs
28. I only eat my steak with butter on it
29. Prefer Pepsi over Coke but prefer Cherry Coke over Wild Cherry Pepsi…weird
30. I have killed just about every houseplant I’ve ever had
31. So don’t have a green thumb but love gardening
32. Have worn glasses or contacts since the third grade
33. Prefer silver over gold jewelry
34. I want to learn to knit and crochet
35. I don’t like to swim
36. Would love to own goats and chickens
37. Spiders don’t bother me but centipedes creep me right out
38. I love talk radio
39. I’m very conservative
40. Love Star Trek movies
41. Can’t stand little yippy dogs
42. Never had my nails done at a salon
43. I’m a very low maintenance chick, not into frufru things
44. I love to dance in my kitchen
45. Won’t wear sweatpants or track suit type outfits in public…I sleep in that stuff
46. I think my butt is my best feature…lol, yes I said it
47. I love thunderstorms
48. Been to 29 of the 50 states
49. Went parasailing when I was 14, would love to do it again
50. Would love to go skydiving!
51. Would love to learn how to cook really exciting meals…instead of boxed foods
52. Love to bake, just never have time
53. Spend way too much time online ie Facebook, blogging and Flickr
54. If I could live anywhere I think it would choose Oregon or Washington state
55. Love going for walks
56. Love decayed and abandoned buildings
57. Haven’t been to a movie theater in about 5 years
58. I love Fall, just hate that it’s the shortest season
59. I’m a Flirt
60. My favorite candy bar is Coffee Crisp
61. Crowds of people bother me, well not standing or sitting but moving
62. I love the window seat on an airplane
63. I talk in my sleep
64. One of my fav movies is Bram Stoker’s Dracula…it’s the ultimate love story
65. I’m feisty
66. I’m a mutt….German, Dutch, American Indian(Mohawk) and some other stuff
67. My first concert was Lionel Ritchie and Sheila E.
68. Don’t really like football but always root for the Pittsburgh Steelers
69. Love hockey…Go Sabres!
70. When I was a kid I wanted to be a Fashion Designer
71. I always sing on my way to and from work
72. I have a great sense of direction, except when I’m in Canada
73. I broke out in hives once and the ER said it was the worst they’ve seen
74. Love hats but hardly ever wear them
75. I am more patient then I realize
76. My back is extremely ticklish
77. I’m miserable when I get woken in the middle of the night
78. I have moved 11 times in my life
79. I hate procrastination
80. I can’t sleep with the tv on
81. Out of all my close friends, I’m the quietest one
82. I love scarves!
83. I usually only eat one meal a day, but snack a lot during the day
84. I’m still wondering how I got to the point in my life that I drive a mini-van
85. I hate strawberries
86. I’m a morning person
87. I weigh 105 lbs, only 8 lbs more than when I was in high school, even after having 3 children! Yeah me, lol.
88. I have to pick the chicken off of chicken wings, I can’t bite it off
89. I want to be driving a Dodge Charger instead of my minivan
90. I’m horrible at remembering people names
91. Love spicy foods
92. Wish I still lived in the 80’s
93. I’ve owned 9 vehicles
94. My fav tv show right now if Fringe
95. My all time fav tv show was X-Files, prob why I like Fringe so much
96. I love people watching
97. I’m constantly making lists
98. My right shoulder is lower than my left, and my left hip is lower than my right
99. I love to read, just don’t have the time for it
100. I’m never late, I usually get places early
101. I’m a Cancer and very much true to my sign, although I’m not really into the whole astrology thing.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Madness!

Up at 5, out of the house at 5:30, at my sister's by 6, at Walmart by 6:30......shopped and then stood in line for an hour and 45 minutes.....ugh! But yes I got some good deals. Next year Walmart is last on the list of places to go, deals or not. Any how we also hit Walgreens, Target and ACMoore. And guess what!! I got the girls almost done, only have one other item to get each of them!! So now I know why people do this, lol. Yes it was my first Black Friday shopping adventure, but I know now it won't be my last!
I didn't have my camera with me today, although I wish I had, lol. But I did take a few pics with my phone of breakfast which was very good. If in doubt where to eat breakfast...try a greek restaurant.....YUM!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sunday update.....

Lillie is doing great, already hopping around on one leg. We got her wheelchair yesterday and she can get in, out and all around in it already. Morgan loves riding around in it too. But they won't let Kay get in it, lol.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Pretty in Pink!

It went quite well today. better than I expected, she was a trooper. Tonight though has been a different story. She is really feeling the pain now, saying "i knew we shouldn't of gone there today". I feel so bad for her, she wants the cast off now. It will definatly take some time for her to get used to it. The next few days will be hard on us all. Thank you again for the prayers and support!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


is Lillie's surgery on her foot and heel. Any prayers and good thoughts are greatly appreciated right now. Not just for her but also for me and Henry. I know she has the strength for this. She was given that by God. She is my most determined and strong willed child, I have always known this is why she is this way. Having a club foot has never slowed her down, has never changed her perspective of who she is and has never made her feel different. We worry more about it than she does.

Monday, November 17, 2008

I <3 Mondays!!

Well not completely but on Mondays I'm going to share the things I <3.

Photo editing on Picnik.

This gorgeous pendant by colorshoppestudio on Etsy.

This fun ring by dillondesigns, again on Etsy. I spend to much time on that site, lol.

This sweater at Newport News .

And deciding to make gifts for Christmas this year!!

Happy Monday all!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

It's that time of year!

For making crafty things!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Just uploaded today a whole mess of vintage lace trims. I will be adding more tomorrow, have a few Christmas ones. Go...run...now...c'mon what are you waiting for??

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Sorry I haven't updated in a bit. Not a heck of a lot going on. I had posted a bit ago that Lillie was having surgery on Nov. 5th, well that got changed to the 19th. Talked to her a little about it today, she seems ok with it, and hopes she can get a pink cast...I would of thought she wanted a purple one. I'm am going to try to talk to her a little about it each day so she will be more prepared for it. Heck I'm not even prepared for it. A lot of things will be hard to get used to, but I know we will be able to get through it.
On another note, within this week I hope to be putting a few things up on Etsy . I have some vintage trims and was thinking of maybe putting up a few of my photography prints. We'll see how it goes. Tomorrow I'm hoping to photograph the trims, hopefully I'll have decent lighting...think it's supposed to snow!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Wendy & Marty's Wedding

You can see more photos Here.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

The Day After!

Had a blast yesterday at work....only a handful of us dressed up. Then I went to my girls school...still dressed up, lol. Once I got home I got out of my costume and headed off for trick or treating at my sister's. The girls had fun but pooped out quickly! That's ok through, not as much candy to deal with!
Today my other sister is getting married!! It's going to be a Halloween costume party that they just happened to be getting married at...Fun. I have yet to find out what they are dressing up as. I'll post pics tomorrow of that too. Have a fun day after Halloween everyone....don't eat too much candy!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

the reluctant fairy

teehee...not really. Have a happy and safe Halloween everyone!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Screaming Pumpkin!

Morgan wanted one that looked surprised, I think it's looks more like it's yelling or screaming!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Oh by the way....

I scrapped this week!!! Not too much, just trying to get that old mojo flowing again. Working on one today too. I've been perusing blogs today also to get some inspiration. Wow! I'm seriously out of the loop. I need new stuff, lol. I have cleaned up and packed away so much of my scrappy stuff I don't even have a clue what I have or where I put it. So I'm making due with my old fav's...patterened paper, rub-ons and my lot of old lace that I got at a thrift store. So if anyone still reads my blog( and I know there are a few!!)....I have questions for you. Where do you go for inspiration? Where do you go for great scrappy deals? And what sb community do you like best anymore? I've been lurking at a few places and it's just not the same. I really want to get back into this but need a place to call home. I need to make time for it too...which is the hard part...it may have to be late night when the kiddos are in bed. Oh and I promise I'm going to try to be a better blogger too...lol!

Took two of my girls to a Halloween party and parade yesterday. It was fun!
Today we are going to yet another one. Just what they need...more sugar. Hope everyone is enjoying Fall. I am...but unfortunatly I just haven't been photographing it enough! Maybe today? Ciao!

Monday, October 20, 2008

My fun Fall/Winter project!

I've taken on the task of scanning all of my Great Grandmother & Great Grandfather's slides! They are mostly from the late 40's and early 50's. And they are all in color!! If you feel like taking a peek....you can see them Here.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

No Rest....

I have worked every Saturday for the past 4 weeks....I'm tired! Unfortunatly I think I'll be working more too. But in the meantime I've been trying to cram everything in on the weekends. Housework, playtime, out of the house time and all that. I didn't realize how hard it was going to be having 2 kids in school and trying to keep things organized. So today I came up with a small soultion....I have a clip board for each of them, important papers go on them....because I forget things, lol. It's a small step, but hey every little bit helps. I'm really trying to be more organized, I even downsized my scrap space....so happy I did, now i just wish I could remember where I put everything! I did manage to get one page scrapped this week... then kay ripped it, lol, I think I can fix it. So if you have organizing ideas, websites, blogs....please share!!!!
Today we have a B-day party to go to. That should be fun....bonfire and fireworks! Tomorrow I'm taking the girls to a wildlife festival, so hopefully I'll get some good pics from that. Have a great weekend all!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008


warm days, crisp nights
more cooking and baking
warm comfort foods
Football season...go Bills
Hockey Season......Go Sabres
Falling leaves
raking leaves
jumping in leaves
turtleneck sweaters
Sun going down earlier
kids going to sleep sooner
jewel tone colors everywhere
My absolute favorite time of year

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


This was Lillie at 3 weeks old and in her first cast for her club foot. She is now 5 and we will be preparing for surgery once again november 5th. This time they will lengthen her heel cord, a bit more extensive than what she had done when she was 9 mths old. I'm really not looking forward to a 5yo in a cast up to her hip for 4-6 weeks. And she just happens to be our most fiesty child, lol. So any thoughts or suggestions to help prepare my 5yo for this would be wonderful. I'm so not ready for the freak out when we get to the hospital and her being taken away......it was hard enough when she was 9 mths. TIA!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Well Hello There....

The girls are back in school...well except Kay. So there's a little more breathing room, but not for me cause as soon as I get home from work they are getting off the bus. Summer has been busy and I'm glad it's almost over. I can feel fall in the air and that's exciting...by far my favorite season.
I'm really going to try to get back into blogging here, besides posting I need to start keeping up with all the blogs I miss. And maybe find some new ones to read. It's been well over a month since I even picked up a sb supply...lord knows I have tons of photos from this summer that I can scrap. I just wish the urge would come back....I miss it!
Hope everyone is doing well!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Saturday, August 09, 2008

it doesn't matter where you live.....

last night someone shot out the back window of my van.
it makes me ill.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

it all goes by too fast

ever feel like this is not enough time to accomplish anything?
well that's where i'm at right now.
so much i want to do, experience, and see but yet i still just want time to just stop so i can sit and enjoy it.
maybe it's because its summer, and summer always goes by way to fast.
still just feel like i'm missing so much.
slow down world....slow down!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Hello World............

miss me? I've run off and became a rockstar......seriously! No, you don't believe me?
ok...you're right i'm not.
I've just been taking a break, but i'm back and hope to be blogging more, scrapping more and so on. So say hi if you feel like it. I'm not dead and my phone # is still the same for those of you who could call!! Ok, I know I could pick up the phone too.
Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Monday, July 14, 2008

10 days later....

oh i'm getting soooo bad at blogging. let's see in the last ten days i....took a heck of a lot of photos. Scrapped none :( I thinks I'm beginning to miss it a bit....if anyone has some inspiration....(and some time for me)....let me know....link me up to some fab layouts you've seen lately, whether it's on a blog or on a website. Meanwhile here's some of my new fav photos....

Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th Everyone!

Yesterday was Lillie's 5th B-day....Happy Birthday Lillie!
A secret little place I found while walking around lewiston.

Me and my girls.

and one of my 365 photos from this past week. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!
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