Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hug me

I found this fun little quiz on my sweet friend, Tracey's Blog "Running With Scissors"

My results ended up being the same as Traceys heehee.

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"
A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.
Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out

Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking

What turns you off: fighting and conflict

Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love

What Does Your Candy Heart Say?
Until next time.....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

They make dirt look good!!

That's a great title for a page don't ya think??

I walked out the back door the other night to call the boys in for supper and this is what I found. Rex and Lathan laying in the dirt with their cars. Oh two happy boys they are. I almost hated to make them stop playing to come in. But BOY were they filthy. Of Course I had to grab my camera........

They love to pose. Check out the dirt on Rex's upper lip and their clothes... Too funny.

This is Rex's favorite place in the world..

But MOM I don't wanna come in.....

Until next time....

Saturday, July 19, 2008

CHA time..

Its that time of year again. CHA-Summer. I have to admit the past couple days I have been blog hopping to see all the cool new exciting products being released. Oh what I wouldn't give to have a chance to go. I know several people who are there now and I read their comments just to feel like I'm there too. I'm curious as to who else is with me on the blog hopping.

Are you searching for the new goodies?? What are your faves so far??

I am loving anything Cosmo Cricket, that's a given. But I think I have fallen in love with the Making Memories Spell bound collection too.

Share with me what you like.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Just for Laughs

Ok so here I am searching the net looking for some funny quotes for a mini book I am making for a friend and ran across this. Some of these really made me giggle so I just had to share. Hope you get a laugh.

A Woman's Dictionary

Argument (ar*gyou*ment) n. A discussion that occurs when you're right, but he just hasn't realized it yet.

Airhead (er*hed) n. What a woman intentionally becomes when pulled over by a policeman.

Bar-be-que (bar*bi*q) n. You bought the groceries, washed the lettuce, chopped the tomatoes, diced the onions, marinated the meat and cleaned everything up, but, he, "made the dinner."

Blonde jokes (blond joks) n. Jokes that are short so men can understand them.

Clothes dryer (kloze dri*yer) n. An appliance designed to eat socks.

Diet Soda (dy*it so*da) n. A drink you buy at a convenience store to go with a half pound bag of peanut M&Ms.

Eternity (e*ter*ni*tee) n. The last two minutes of a football game.

Exercise (ex*er*siz) v. To walk up and down a mall, occasionally resting to make a purchase.

Grocery List (grow*ser*ee list) n. What you spend half an hour writing, then forget to take with you to the store.

Hair Dresser (hare dres*er) n. Someone who is able to create a style you will never be able to duplicate again. See "Magician."

Hardware Store (hard*war stor) n. Similar to a black hole in space-if he goes in, he isn't coming out anytime soon.

Childbirth (child*brth) n. You get to go through 36 hours of contractions; he gets to hold your hand and say "focus... breath... push"

Lipstick (lip*stik) n. On your lips, coloring to enhance the beauty of your mouth. On his collar, coloring only a tramp would wear!

Park (park) v./n. Before children, a verb meaning, "to go somewhere and neck." After children, a noun meaning a place with a swing set and slide.

Patience (pa*shens) n. The most important ingredient for dating, marriage and children. See also "tranquilizers."

Waterproof Mascara (wah*tr*pruf mas*kar*ah) n. Comes off if you cry, shower, or swim, but will not come off if you try to remove it.

Valentine's Day (val*en*tinez dae) n. A day when you have dreams of a candlelight dinner, diamonds, and romance, but consider yourself lucky to get a card.

Do you have a funny quote you would like to share?

Until Next time....

Monday, July 07, 2008

Subscription Linking Troubles---Fixed

It has came to my attention the subscription link to the blog wasn't working correctly. I am so sorry for any trouble. I do believe I have if fixed now. Unfortunately you will need to subscribe again. If you have any more trouble please let me know. You can either comment here or email me directly at Thanks for understanding and again I am very sorry for the trouble.

Until next time


Sunday, July 06, 2008

The 4th at home with family

We celebrated the 4th of July at home with family. Trent's parents, brother, sister-in-law and their boys came by to spend the holiday with us. We bought our own fireworks and several sparklers for the kids. It was nice to be at home and not fight the traffic and crowds of the large public displays.

Some of my dear friends from the MemoryWorks message board gave us some tips on photographing fireworks. So with camera, tripod and crossed fingers I attempted to get some good shots of our display and of the kids playing with the sparklers.

This is a pic of part of the fireworks we bought.

Here is Trent and his brother getting all the wicks ready before it got too dark to see them.

These are some of the fountain type.

This one is my favorite.

These are the ones that went up in the sky. I had my camera on a tripod and set on a 2 second timer. I got lucky to get some good shots, but I like what I got. I am actually pretty proud of these considering this is the first time I've tried to get pictures of fireworks. Thanks so much to the girls as MWMB for the tips.

And here are some of the boys playing with sparklers.

I hope everyone had a fun safe 4th.

Until next time,


Saturday, July 05, 2008

Water Logged

I made this page using some of the pics I took when we went swimming at my parent's house. I've also entered it into a couple challenges. This is one of those designs that I had in my head and drew a rough sketch. The photo sizes didn't quite match up the way I was wanting but in the end I actually liked the difference in the sizes. Just another example of a page making itself. I always follow a rough plan then just let it tell me what to do.

Some of the letters I cut using my Cricut and some odd chipboard. The chipboard was thinner than I was wanting for the page so I cut two of each letter and glued them together to make them thicker. Then I sanded the edges and painted them. I did this with the letters "W,e,L,g,e". The other letters used are from some odds and ends chipboard letters and Cosmo Cricket sticker letters.

To add a "water drop" feel to the page I added some Ranger Glossy Accents in dots on the letters and papers. No particular pattern here. Just dabbed away.

For the journaling circle I used a circle acrylic stamp Autumn Leaves I think then punched it out using my large circle punch. Then used my Making Memories tag maker to put in in a tag. The journaling reads: "You boys had so much fun at Granny & Papaw's swimming. I hope it's a day you never forget!! June 26,2008" Sorry for the fuzzy pic.

Other products used:
Fancy Pants
Apple Barrel Craft paints
Heidi Swapp
Zig Writers markers

I hope everyone had a fun safe 4th of July. I will be uploading some pics I took of our fireworks soon. We had a fun time. I just love watching the kids "Oooo and Ahhhh". But I'm a big kid too so I did my fair share of "ooooing and Ahhhing" too. heehee

Until next time,
Keep those creative juices flowin'


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Lathan is 4!!

Sunday, June 29Th was my youngest son Lathan's 4th birthday. Oh did he ever have a BIG BIG time. Here are a few pics of the big day. (Don't mind the wet spot on his jeans. That is chocolate milk)

We let the boys choose what they want for the food and our little McDonald's addict chose just that. So 25 cheeseburgers, 15 large fries and 5 nugget happy meals it is. We also let them pick out the cake they want. This year he wanted his Granny to make him a Transformer cake. She did a great job and he LOVED it. Thanks again Pam.

Happy Happy Birthday boy!!

Until next time...Keep the creative juices flowing.