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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Simply Silent Saturday 10/19/13

Simply Silent Saturday is new! Simply a picture of something I crafted this week with no text/explanation. You may see a more detailed post may not. And let's be honest. You probably won't. I mean, how many times have I said I was gonna go back and post pictures?

Okay, on to the Simply Silent Saturday part.......

Thursday, October 10, 2013

It's Fall, Ya'll!!

I think Fall is my most favoritist time of the year. I say think because when winter comes around, I say that's my favorite. Same for Spring. Not so much summer. I don't like the hotness, sweatiness of it all. Although, I do like the not having to get up and go work of it all.

Take a moment and reread that up there if you need to. It's a mess, but it's the way my mind works so it stays. I reread it and it makes total me.


The point of this post is brag on myself a little. This post is being repinned daily on pinterest and that make me so happy! Validation! Wa-hooo!!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Retreat to Complete - Day 3

Today has definitely not been as productive as yesterday, but it has definitely been fun. We decided to get out and make a trip to Hobby Lobby. You know, because, well, we needed to buy more stuff!! Don't judge.

I scored this awesome deal at HL. It was 50% off and I couldn't pass it up. 50% off, ya'll! 50%. I have been looking for a school album and this one was perfect (times 100 because incase I haven't mentioned was 50% off ya'll).

I've already put a picture in the front, but I am going to change it because you can't see all the cute little faces.

The Boy's new scrapbook
Now, let's discuss The Food. Oh. My. Gracious!!! We have eaten so wonderfully this week. Today, we didn't even cook the scheduled lunch and dinner because we have so many leftovers from the last two days. I wish I had taken a picture of the leftover spread. It was UH-MAZING!!! Chicken enchiladas, a huge breakfast spread each day, and tons of snacks and chocolate. I have gorged myself on Dr. Peppers because after this week, I'm going cold turkey on them. Yea, it's gonna be rough but I have to do something. Please pray for The Husband and The Boy. I know I'm not gonna be pleasant the next few weeks....hopefully just days, but I'm trying to be realistic.

See you tomorrow.

Retreat to Complete - Day 2

My plan for these post was to include pictures of each day's pages/projects.

Yeah, not gonna happen. "Why not?" you ask.

Well, let me tell you. I can't get a good picture in here. Right now, of the eight people who are here, only three are still up working. The rest are in in bed. Considering it is now 11:30 that's probably a good idea, but shhh...don't tell them I said that. I just say they aren't as dedicated as me. :snicker, snicker: * And I don't want to start moving around this cabin trying to get good pictures and risk waking them.

So, I will give you a crappy picture that I am gonna call a sneak peek. 


It's the only picture I could get of The Boy before we left for school. It's a crappy picture (aka "Sneak peek") of a crappy picture. (How'd you like those play on words there?)

You can't see it very well in the picture, but beside the "First day of school" embellishment is a card that says "I love school". Well, that's wrong! so I x'd out the word love. I think it's the little things like that that make a scrapbook special.

The journal at the top says:
All I wanted was a 1st day of school picture. You wouldn't even look at me so I just snapped the only picture I could before we left. You crying because you didn't want to go.

My absolute favorite page that I finished is the one of him hiding behind a table at school. That picture will be coming soon.

*the little laugh...not the candy bar

Retreat to Complete - Day 1

Last night (a week ago - see previous post) I spent 2 hours packing. 2 hours! And that was just my supplies. Geez! It took me about 15 minutes to pack my clothes and personal stuff. 15 minutes. Is there something wrong with that?

My 7 bags of craft supplies

7 BAGS!!!!

Compared to my one personal bag (that kinds looks like a spotted frog's face) with a shoe to compare size.

Absolutely not! It's called being prepared to work on anything at any moment. It's called being crafty.
On the way to the retreat, we stopped at Scrapbook Village and did a little shopping. No worries, my craftastic friends, I stayed under my budget. The Hubs will be so proud.

Leaving SV, we still had another hour to hour and a half of driving time. It was such a beautiful drive up here and with good company, the time flew by!

Once we arrived, we unloaded which took forever!! Eight ladies who packed just like me (except with more for some of them)!! Seriously took us about 20-30 minutes to get everything unpacked.

Then ofcourse, we got right to work! *See below.* So far I have finished a mini - album for my Mom ('s a JBS {just because surprise}) and two pages of The Boy's 5th birthday.

Do you think we have enough stuff?

Hard at work on the other side of the room

For the rest of the night I plan on doing nothing! I'm just going to relax. My belly is full of yummy food (Oh my heck! I haven't even talked about the food that everyone brought! Another post, perhaps?) and my eyes are getting heavy.

And I get to do what I want for the next three days. This may be all I get finished. Then again, I may do about 20 more pages! Stay tuned!!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Animal Crackers - My new favorite thing

Nope. Not the delicious little cookies that I steal a few from when The Boy is eating them. It's a show (I think) on a BBC channel. I just discovered this gem on Pinterest and noticed there are many versions on youtube. Enjoy your new time waster!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Up. Down. My Body is Very Round

Up. That's what the number on the scales has done. Blerg. My wrist is tons better, but I have never gotten back to Zumba. Two month! Two months my wrist was an issue. It's been...oh, three months since I haven't worn a brace.

Excuse? No.

Reason? Lazy.

Maybe with me back to blogging, I'll get back to Zumba and back to using myfitnesspal.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

A True Thank You - Oklahoma Tornado Relief Campaign

Recently, I signed up to be a Close to My Heart representative. For the discount. I don't actively try to make money with this business, but I love the discount. It's a great company and I am loving the products.

I knew I didn't want this to become a CTMH blog because I use many different products from many different companies. However, when I saw this on the website, I knew I had to share it with my crafty friends.

The stamp below is an early release from the Autumn/Winter 2013 catalog. From May 23rd to June 30th, 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid tornado victims in Oklahoma. Again, that's 100% of the proceeds!! You can't beat that! To order the stamp, click here.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Do you see that up there?

Huh? Do you see what I see? It's RIGHT THERE! LOOK UP! (not your up, but the up on this page).

Yep! 7 lbs down.  I was hoping it would be a larger number by now, but I think with a sprained/broken/who knows/certainly not the doctors because they can't decide on what is going on with mywrist wrist, I have done pretty darn good. The wrist/thumb/like I said the doctor's can't decide issue has slowed me down in my exercising as in I haven't done any.

BUT! I am still losing weight and I am happy about that.

I'll take it.

Friday, February 1, 2013

New Post No Pictures

I went to a crop last week and used my time to make cards. I really wanted to do some pages, but didn't have time to print the pictures. I was, however, able to finish 12 cards!

I am really pretty proud of myself. The crop lasted from 9:00 to 5:00 and I thought 12 cards in that time was pretty good (for someone who hasn't been making cards for long).

I also spoke to a Close to My Heart representative and am actually thinking of becoming a consultant. I have a few more questions to get answered, but I am THISCLOSE to signing up.

Now, you are probably thinking where are the pictures of all these cards? Well, they would be stuck on my camera. For some reason my computer will no longer recognize my camera. The Husband has a picture that he needs off of the camera, and we can't get to it!! I do have a card reader around here somewhere, but I CAN'T FIND IT!!!!

I saw that thing just the other day. JUST THE OTHER DAY! Where is it?

I'm sure you can tell by use of excessive punctuation and capital letters that I am not happy about the missing card reader. NOT HAPPY!!!!!!

So, as soon as I find the card reader, I will upload pictures of the cards I made.

Until next time.

 (which may be 6 months from now)