Sunday, November 30, 2008

I Did It...

30 post in 30 days!
This was definately a challenge for me and I'm glad it's over!
Now back to my regular scheduled program. LOL!

Happy Blogging!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

No PAWC...

I am working on something, I just don't see it getting completed today. The last two day were very busy and now I'm just plain tired. I'm actually sitting in my scraproom at this moment but not making any progress. I may try again a little later today.
My sister informed me on Wednesday that Cord Camera closed their scrapbook studio down. Earlier today, I went to Archivers and found out that another scrap store in our area closed. I am really shocked by this, as that was one good store. This leaves us with Archivers, Michaels, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby. My daughter and I do occasionaly buy online so we always have that option too! I told my husband about this and he said "It's just like anything else, people are probably getting tired of it." What? I don't think so! Do you?

Enjoy Your Weekend!

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Decorations Are Up...

Thanks kids for all your help, it would not have happened without you all. Tired now, time for a shower, a little TV and some zzzzzzzz's.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


At least it is before we eat :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Our Granddaughter...

Our Grandson ...

Tell me what your THANKFUL for...

I wish you all a...
HAPPY THANKSGIVINGBe Safe and Enjoy your day with Family & Friends

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sip, Sip...

My friend also had some spiced tea at her UCL party. The recipe makes quite a bit so I'm going to make myself half a recipe or maybe the full recipe and share. It has a strong oraney/clovey (not real words, I know) flavor but is very good. I used two tablespoons in a regular sized coffee mug but I think you can adjust it to you liking by adding more/less.

M's Spiced Tea
1/2 C. Instant Tea
8 oz Jar of Tang
10 oz Pkg. Lemonade Mix
1 t. clove
1 t. cinnamon
1 C. sugar

Mix above together and store in airtight container.
This would make nice jar gifts with a pretty little tag.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Dipping...

Here's my friends recipe I mentioned in my last post. Easy and Yummi, I love recipes like this! I've got this one saved for a mini recipe book I plan on scrapping!

M's Pumpkin Dip

2-8oz. Pkgs. Cream Cheese
1-16oz. can of Pumpkin
2C. Powdered Sugar
1 t. Cinnamon
1 t. Nutmeg
1 t. Ginger

Mix all ingredients in blender. Put into serving/dipping container. Refridgerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Serve with gingersnap cookies for dipping. I guess any plain cookie you choose will work but it's quite yummi with the gingersnaps.

Enjoy-Happy Dipping!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Uppercase Living...

Now I know what the hype is all about, I love this stuff. Luckily I have a week to decide what I'd like to purchase. I love the frame with the 4 acrylic inserts. The make-n-takes were nice, a tile with the word BELIEVE, ribbon, some bling if you'd like and a coaster which I will be using for my husbands Christmas gift tag. My friend that hosted the party made the best pumpkin dip, you dip gingersnap cookies in it and oh is it ever so yummi :p. I'll post the recipe later, if you like pumpkin you'll love it. Well, it's off to the grocery for me.

Enjoy Your Day!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I Love Weekends...

I just wish they were longer, seems like they fly by so fast. We watched another movie last night (Get Smart), honestly I slept off and on thru it so I'm not sure if it's a good one. I'm getting my list for Thanksgiving together today and it's off to the grocery tomorrow morning. This afternoon I'm going to an Uppercase Living Party. I may purchase a few things for my scraproom but I want to see what the hype is all about first. We will be doing a make-n-take, sounds fun, we'll see. I also need to think about Christmas shopping, better start another list. Other than that I plan on being as lazy as possible for the remainder of the weekend!

Have A Great One!

Friday, November 21, 2008

PAWC #2...

Here's my page for this week, my Grandson didn't even see part of the Air Show because he was so interested in playing with that little wooden plane. I always feel like I've stopped a little short of finishing but I like simple pages, this is how I scrap! I did however use a sheet of patterned paper for the background this time, trying to use up some goodies. I scanned this page so you can't tell that the star on there has glitter and the words are clear but they look wonky here. I may try to photograph it later to see if I can get a better picture. If you click on the page you can get a better view but it will be large, I don't normally reduce pictures for my blog and on this one when I reduced it to a web page it was worse than what you see here. However, I'm no photographer either!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mostly A List Of Things I Haven't Done...

I found this on a blog I read and I thought it would be fun to see how many I things I've done on this list . If you want to play along, just copy the list and highlight all the things you've done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse30. Watched a sunrise or sunset31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise33. Seen Niagara Falls in person34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain53. Played in the mud54. Gone to a drive-in theater55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone99. Been stung by a bee

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wowzers-7 Movies In 2 Weeks...

I'm not one for going out to the movies, I just can't sit still that long. When I do watch movies, which isn't that often I perfer watching them at home in my jammies. This way I can move around all I want and not disturb anyone. In the last couple of weeks my husband & I have watched seven movies at home. This is rare as we are usually on opposite ends of the house, him watching news and me playing in my scraproom.

My ratings below: LOL!

Into the Blue-Started out slow but was O.K. I'd give this a 5
No Country for Old Men-Love This-Awesome Movie! Definate 10
National Treasury-Very Good. This one gets an 8
Indiana Jones/The Crystal Skull-O.K. About a 6
Charlie Browns Thanksgiving-All Charlie Brown movies are just PERFECT! Love Them! Definate 10-Go ahead laugh!
The Bucket List- My Favorite of the Seven! Definately A Big 10-I've already started my Bucket List! I will be purchasing this movie!
The Comebacks-Stupid but I did laugh a little-A little 3

I strongly suggest No Country for Old Men, The Bucket List and of course Charlie Browns Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Babycakes...

Today is our Grandson's Birthday. If you stop by wish him a Happy one!
We had a little party for him over the weekend. He picked out his own cake, told his Daddy he was going to get one with flowers but picked Transformers when they got to the store :)

Happy Birthday AM! We Love You!

The Electric Guitar-He Loves It-Have you ever heard an almost six year old, left handed boy playing a right handed electric guitar (upside down) singing "You Are My Sunshine" ? I have and it's the SWEETEST song I've ever heard! I've got to be the LUCKIEST NANA in the WORLD :)!

Monday, November 17, 2008

For The Last Three Days...

I've had this headache that I can't seem to get totally rid of. Not sure if it's the change in the weather, some really bad eating habits, tiredness or what. I started working on a page for my PAWC last night and was planning on completing it tonight but not unless this headache lets up soon. I do have the rest of the week to work on it and will get it completed. I need to use up some scrap goodies and pictures before I purchase any more. I am also doing the NABLOPOMO, why? heck that's a challenge all in itself!
Tomorrow is a very special day and I will have a sweet little post for all to see. See Ya!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Four Generations...

My Mother was in town for a visit and this was the first time she had seen her new Great Granddaughter. A perfect time to get a picture or two.

Me, My Mother and My Daughter holding My Grandaughter.

My Son holding My Grandson, My Mother and Myself.

I don't know about my Son looking over the top of his glasses, I think he likes getting his picture taken about as much as I do. My Grandson, well he's just plain tired of getting his picture taken.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Gift Exchange...

It must go on and it will. My husband told me I should just cancel. I WILL NOT! We did this for quite a few years and the drama just got to be too much, so I decided I was done! I let it go for a few years and decided that maybe we could all get along and decided to give it another go. Last year was or first year back at it and it went great. This year four of us decided that my nephews wife was welcome to join in, today I told my sister and all HELL broke loose, yes they have problems ,who doesn't? First she unloaded on me, than on my other sister and again on me. Her and her daughter will not be joining us for the gift exchange this year and they will be missed, but it is their choice not to come and I'm not going to get caught up in their family feud.
I hope that someday they can find a way to get along because they are all missing out on alot of good memories.
And yes, this all happened at my Grandsons Birthday Party today!

Friday, November 14, 2008


I'm posting early as I may not get another chance today. I have a busy little weekend planned. After work I'm picking up my Grandson for a little Birthday shopping and we will be having a sleep over tonight. He ask if we could go to the bookstore to shop for his Birthday because he loves Dr Seuss books and is trying to collect as many as possible. We will also be stopping by Toys-R-Us to purchase him a guitar and an amp. He wants three amps but I think one will do for now. He has decided that he wants to START A BAND and he's already picked out instruments for everyone to play. On Saturday we are having cake and ice cream and on Sunday I'll be catching up on my chores and getting to work on my next PAWC.

So far I'm keeping up with the NABLOPOMO but let me tell you it isn't that easy. How do all you people find that much to talk about?

Have A Great Weekend

Thursday, November 13, 2008

PAWC #1...

A few post back I talked about challenging myself to do a page a week. I'm a simple scrapper so this should be pretty easy. Here is my first page, the one that has been laying on my desk for a month now unassembled. Ahkiok passed away 4 days after our annual Zoo visit. I posted about this back in June. This picture of him laying on the falls totally relaxed is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Opening Act...

2008 CMA Awards

I'll bet if you've ever read this blog you know right where I'll be tonight. He's up for a couple of awards! EOTY and MVOTY! Best of Luck KU! You've got my vote!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Color Inspiration...

Need some...take a look here. Lots of color combos to choose from.
Enjoy :)

Monday, November 10, 2008


It's been way to long since I've scrapbooked a page. I have tons of pictures I'd love to scrap but I keep finding other things to do. Halloween treats, punch classes, shopping and etc. I also have tons of scrapping supplies to work with but as you all know those manufacturers come out with new scrapping supplies so fast I can't keep up. I've decided to challenge myself to do one page a week starting this week. I know that's not much but hey it's more than I've been doing. I've had a simple page laying on my desk for at least a month. Surely I can get it done this week. Cross your fingers for me. LOL! I found this real neat site today but I can't get the link to work. I'll try again tomorrow. It's all about color combos and I think you will love it! Keep watch! I'll be adding pages soon!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Day With Family...

Heading out to a big Family gathering today. I've got my share of the food ready and my camera charged. My mom is in town for awhile and there are two great grandchildren that she has not seen yet. There will be four generations there today so this will make for some good pictures to scrap later. We are also going to have a small surprise for my sister who retired recently. Cake, cards and a gift or two. I let everyone know that since the gathering is at her house that it would be the perfect time to surprise her and I'm pretty sure she doesn't expect anything.
On my way to pick up a cake. Have a great day!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Precious Moments...

Our visit with J went well last night. Pawpaw was right there to help out even though I didn't need it. She's a little over 2 months old and this is the first time he has held her. He walked her around his race room to show her all his racing goodies, talked to her and rocked her in the rocky roll recliner. I did hear him tell her this "Pawpaw knows all about babies and people just don't know that about me". Of course I did have to get a picture or two beacuse moments like these are rare and I adore them!

Today I'm headed to Archiver's with my sister and DIL for make n takes! Later to a Lia Sophia party with my daughter!

Have A Great Weekend!

Friday, November 7, 2008

My Horoscope For Today...

November 07, 2008
Cancer (6/22-7/22)
Don't be surprised if, in the middle of a conversation, your mind starts to wander, today. At first, you might wonder why you can't follow this person's line of thinking. But then you'll just realize that they are just a boring person! Few people are as charming as you are, especially right now. You are in a phase where your personality is very strong and you need an equal match to stay engaged. Seek out people who are larger than life -- they will keep you fascinated and keep you talking.

Wow-two posts in one day!

I Got Shot...

Yep-Flu shot in the left arm, Tetanus in the right. I went to the Dr. yesterday to have a mole removed from my back and left there with two sore arms. I don't think I'm a sissy but my arms are really sore. The right more than the left. Actually this isn't that important at all but I'm trying the NaBloPoMo and I needed something to talk about today. It's day seven and I've kept up so far-Yeah for me :)

Good News-Tonight I get to visit with my Granddaughter for a few hours. I love having her all to myself. I might even snap a few pictures of her for sharing.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

CTMH or SU! ?...

Last night my sister and I attended a CTMH party. Neither of us had ever been to one or purchased any CTMH products. The consultant walked us thru the catalog, passed around some items she had made and we made a card. I own a small boat load of SU stamps and I've got to tell you I wish I would have seen CTMH stamps first. Love how they stamp, how they are packaged and those little storage boxes they sell. I'm not that much of a stamper but it is nice to be able to see where you are placing the stamp and it's just not that easy with the SU stamps. No, I'm not going to ditch all my SU stamps but I do need to take my Stamp-a-ma-jig out of the box and practice. I've seen it used in a few tutorials and it works great and I've also seen tons of you out there that make amazing projects using SU stamps. On the other hand I did not like any of CTMH patterned papers and I have enough cardstock, ribbon and embellishments to last a lifetime. I did purchase a couple of sets of stamps, one alpha and the stamp of the month and I also purchased a few of the 6 x6 paper/stamps organizers.
And can you believe I won the doorprize, this never happens!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Love This...

Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets,
So love the people who treat you right,
Forget about about the ones who don't,
And remember that everything happens for a reason.
If you get a chance,
Take it.
If it changes your life,
Let it.
Nobody said it would be easy,
They just promised it would be worth it.

My daughter was checking out her google reader today and this was on one of the blogs she reads. As I get older I look a things alot differently as I'm sure we all do with age. I was just talking to my daughter about this on Monday. I think this quote pretty much says it all. I just Love It! I hope others will also!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Grandparents Day 08...

We have now attended our first Kindergarten Grandparents Day. There were cookies and juice for all. The kids and their music teacher sang a few songs (very cute) and the kids along with the principle recited a few rhymes. We visited our GS classroom, talked to his teacher and had a scavenger hunt throughout the school. He was so excited to show his Pawpaw around. Once we finished the scavenger hunt we visited the book fair and purchased him a few books. On the way home we made a quick stop by Steak N Shake for a milkshake ;p

AM we are so proud of you and love you very much!

The cute little card he made for us!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Had my first cup yesterday! Never did aquire the taste for coffee but this Hot Caramel Apple Cider with whipped cream is to die for. Love It! Off to my GS school for Grandparents Day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Last evening I got to spend a few hours with my 2 Month Old Granddaughter. I wanted to hold her the whole time but I resisted. We talked, sang, played with her toys, walked around, had bath time, feeding time and bed time. She is such a good baby. Only whimpered when hungry. She has the sweetest little smile, make the cutiest little sounds and has that perfect little baby smell. I titled this post Finally because since the day she was born I've been bugging Mom & Dad to let me babysit her and they Finally did! Now that wasn't so hard was it? Thanks Guys :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What Am I Thinking?...

My daughter did this once and apparently has decided to try it again. I thought I would challenge myself to see if I can keep up :) So far so good! LOL