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Fun Bits for the Week… April 20, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of April 13th…

  • Kami looking at my profile and saying “Mommy, you have a big nose like Pappy”.   Sorry Dad.
  • Brooke loves to get up on the 2nd bunk of Leah’s bunk beds.  Today, she refused to come down.  Everytime I tried to grab her, she would back away so I could not reach her.  Finally when I got her to the ladder, she pretended like she was going to jump.  Friendly reminder…Brooke is 21 months old and will probably give me a heart attack before I’m 40.
  • Leah was the special person at school this past week.  Her classmates each make a page for her “special person” book where they draw pictures and make comments about Leah.  Here are some comments:
  1. I like Leah because she all was (always) helps me.
  2. I like Leah because she is a very special person and very kind to pipel (people) and I like her so much.
  3. I like Leah because she is nice to evrey body (everybody).
  • That makes me a proud Mama!
  • Hubby recently called Kami his “buddy”.  She said “I’m not buddy, I’m toad”.  “Toad” being his favorite nickname for her.
  • I enjoyed some scrappin’ time this past weekend.  My friend Karen invited me to join the Tarragon scrappers for a crop.  I got a few layouts/cards done, ate some good food, met some new people and had some great laughs with the girls.  Thanks Lori for organizing!
  • One evening last week, the girls and I took a trip to the mall.  I’ve been venturing out more with the 3 of them by myself.  They’re getting a little easier to manage.  Anyhow, I don’t get to do much shopping anymore so I was VERY excited to pick up some $12.99 knock-off Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses from a kiosk in the middle of the mall.  They were more hip than anything I’ve purchased in a while.  Somehow, during the course of our stay at the mall…Kami managed to lose the sunglasses that I had just purchased.  As I’m loading everyone in the car for our trip home, I started realizing that the sunglasses were nowhere to be found.  Crap, I just bought them.  There went my bargain sunglasses!  I looked everywhere when we got home…purse, under seats, diaper bag, everywhere.  BTW…thought I lost my Blackberry at the mall too.  After the girls went to bed, I was bummed about the sunglasses.  The next day, I checked the stroller again and they had fallen down between the seats.  My Blackberry was there too. Yippeee!We probably won’t be making a trip to the mall anytime soon or I will be going by myself. 😉     


  • Cool, huh?  I know…you can’t really see them.  Take my word…they’re cool for me!

Have a great week!



Announcing the winner of the Card Box Kit April 18, 2009

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I apologize…I’m a bit late picking the winner.  I was invited to crop tonight and did not have access to a computer.  Sorry to make you wait.


Now, back to business…the winner of the Scrap Scription kit is…


#23 Whispersandwishes…congrats!!!


I agree… it’s pretty awesome. I make cards and like you, horde them, but also send them… part of the fun for me is designing for a specific recipient and having lost everything to Hurricane Katrina, I now hate to hold on too tightly to anything. Thanks for sharing this new kit with us.


Whispers, when you get a minute, can you send me your address?  You can send it to  I’ll get your goodies out to you soon!


Thank you everyone for participating! 



It’s tax day… April 15, 2009

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Do you know what that means?  A GIVEAWAY!!!

I have been so excited to share this kit from Scrap Scription!  Lori is a local gal that teaches at B&B (one of our local stores) – she creates some awesome stuff!  Last fall, Lori and her friend Candy decided to start a kit company.  This isn’t an ordinary kit company…they offer very specific projects with lots of fun goodies included!  Check out this ADORABLE card box using the Minestrone line! 




I’ve got one to giveaway!!!  Hmmm, should I make you work for this one…heck no, it’s tax day!  Just leave a comment about cards – do you make them?  Do you have a favorite site for inspiration?  Do you hoard them like me and never send the ones you make? 

The winner will be picked via the IRS (ha!) or on Saturday April 18th at 9:00 EST.  Good Luck and thanks in advance for participating?



Summer Goodness

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With summer approaching, I thought I would share a quick layout.  The pics are of Leah during our family vacation in Washington state last summer.  She was enjoying her very first snow cone.  The red really pops off the page. 

“Summer Goodness”

Thanks for visiting today!



I wish…

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“I was a grown-up so I could stay up and watch Dancing with the Stars”.  This said by my 51/2 yr old who LOVES to watch the show (and only gets to watch the first 15 minutes before she has to head off to bed).  She is funny about keeping track of everyone’s scores too.  The other night, after Lil’ Kim received her scores, she said, “Mom, I knew she was going to get  a “10”.  

That’s my girl!



Fun Bits for the Week… April 13, 2009

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Fun Bits for the Week of April 6th…

  • We are down to one child with diapers now!  Woo Hoo!  Kami is wearin’ the big girl panties!  Just think…I can finally go shopping with all the money we will be saving on diapers.  Only one child to go…
  • Lily got a new collar last week.  While playing with her the other day, Leah said “Lily has a magic collar – it makes her stronger.  She doesn’t usually play that tough.”
  • Kami is all about singing for people now.  She announces everytime she’s going to sing, then she stops for a minute…thinks about what she’s going to sing and then sings a solo for whomever will listen.  That’s my girl!
  • Brooke managed to open the screen door the other day and escape.  Good thing hubby was paying attention or who knows where we would have found her. 
  • Leah is into a naked phase.  She loves to run around naked.  The other day she ran around yelling “we should have a naked party”.  Yep, ah hah, that’s what I was thinking. 😉
  • We enjoyed having my brother and his family for Easter weekend.  Got some pics to share…


  • We went to the zoo for “Eggs, Paws and Claws”.  Of course my camera battery died after taking one shot…this was it.  The girls enjoyed the “treat stations”.


  • Here’s Alyssa heading out for the egg hunt in our backyard.  Love the action shots.


  • Run Leah…we only have 236 eggs to find!


  • Camille trying to gather up as many eggs as possible.


  • Brooke and Kami don’t move quite as fast as the older girls. 😉


  • Camille’s basket is overflowing…


  • Here’s Camille counting her eggs (and checking to see what’s inside them).  She had some help from Lily. 😉


  • Coloring eggs brings back so many memories!  Now they have some really cool tools to help you.  I love the old Paas tablets…great colors.


  • We found this spinning thing…the eggs end up looking tie-dyed. 


  • Alyssa taking pride in her eggs.


  • As we were looking for our Easter baskets Sunday morning…we looked out the window to see this friendly rabbit.  I mentioned it might be the Easter bunny but Leah insisted “it’s NOT the Easter bunny”.


  • Kami found her Easter basket first…love the face.


  • Here’s Kami helping me peel eggs to make deviled eggs (yum!).  She was very serious about it.  Love the sunglasses on top of the head!
  • We were in a hurry to get to church so I did not get one photo of the girls in their Easter dresses.  Hoping for a sunny day this week to get some…

Hope you had a great Easter weekend! 

Have a great week!



The spring goodies go to… April 11, 2009

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#12 Jodi!  Congrats!

I love the bright green buds on the trees, fresh flowers blooming, the smell of dirt, green grass, and the warmth of the sun!! Thanks for the giveaway!


Thank you everyone for your comments!  Jodi, when you get a minute, can you send me an e-mail with your address?  Please send it to  I’ll get your goodies out to you soon!

Happy Easter everyone!