Holy Cow…

Yeah, so it’s been a couple of weeks and yeah, same ole busy, busy, busy. I am taking a class this semester and, every little bit of weekend time that I’ve had, I’ve spent working on stuff for the class. It’s interesting stuff, if you like classes on teaching methods, but between that and the usual spring IEP, paperwork, testing, etc, I don’t have much “free” time. We have a 4 day weekend going on right now. That is the extent of our “Spring Break”. I am so envious of those who get a whole week off, but we are on the countdown to the end of the year! I’m also tackling a pretty big project in my time off…painting all my kitchen cabinets. They’ve needed an update for a long time. I got about half way through yesterday and will probably get the other half tomorrow. Today, we are going to color eggs and go to mom’s for dinner.

We got C all signed up for baseball a couple of weeks ago and he had try outs last week. We heard from the manager of the team yesterday and he will get to be #45 (Michael Jordan’s baseball number). Their team is the Giants and we have our meet and greet on Tuesday evening.

I haven’t had a chance to see it in person yet, but M now has a house of her own! I have informed her that she now must come and get all of her stuff haha. I’m dreaming of a craft room! But all of that will probably have to wait until summer, when I have the time to do it.

I have managed to get in some scrapping the last couple of weeks, and pretty much keep up with my weekly spreads. I’ve updated both galleries, but here are some of the pages I’ve managed to squeeze in…

Little Somethings V10 by Tracy Martin [ link ] Facebook freebie paper by Tracy Martin Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens
Little Somethings V10 by Tracy Martin
[ link ]
Facebook freebie paper by Tracy Martin
Topography No. 27 by Valorie Wibbens
Fuss Free: You Are Here by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gentle Rain by Etc. by Danyale
Fuss Free: You Are Here by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gentle Rain by Etc. by Danyale
Hello Pretty by Valorie Wibbens Drama Queen No. 3 by Valorie Wibbens Typo Grow by Valorie Wibbens Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
Hello Pretty by Valorie Wibbens
Drama Queen No. 3 by Valorie Wibbens
Typo Grow by Valorie Wibbens
Topography No. 14 by Valorie Wibbens
All Year Round: Beautifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio retired template by Zoliofrope
All Year Round: Beautifications by Traci Reed and Jady Day Studio
retired template by Zoliofrope
This Is March by River~Rose and Southern Serenity
This Is March by River~Rose and Southern Serenity
Fuss Free: Dots and Bows 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gypsy by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Dots and Bows 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gypsy by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Plan Ahead Apr 2016 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs Gypsy by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Plan Ahead Apr 2016 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs
Gypsy by Etc by Danyale
Sugar Sugar by River~Rose
Sugar Sugar by River~Rose
Be You - April 2015 Collection by the designers at Pixels & Company Layered Layouts v7 by Deena Rutter
Be You – April 2015 Collection by the designers at Pixels & Company
Layered Layouts v7 by Deena Rutter
Glam Pop by Traci Reed Convostation by Zoliofrope (retired)
Glam Pop by Traci Reed
Convostation by Zoliofrope (retired)

Thanks for having a look and hope everyone has a happy and blessed Easter! Peace, out…

It’s a Great Day

What an awesome day! This has to be one of my most favorite days of the whole year…Daylight Savings Time! I love the extra daylight in the evening. I just have so much more energy when I have more sunlight in my life. I get so lethargic once the sun goes down, and when that happens right after I get home from work, it’s really rather depressing.

But I didn’t really come back today to sing the praises of DST, I wanted to share my newest Life in Pockets pages. I am keeping up fairly well so far. I still have this past week to do, but hopefully I’ll get that done later today. C has basketball practice and I have to shop for my mother’s birthday, but other than that I don’t have much else to do. Thankfully, my morning does not involve shoveling or chipping ice!!

For Week 9, I used all things Valorie Wibbens – For Like Ever Papers, For Like Ever Journal Cards, and Sprinkles V33…all at The Lilypad.

Week-9-LΒ  Week-9-R

I’ve added them to my Life in Pockets page, so everything there should be up to date! I’m on my way to work on some pages for releases coming up this week. Hope everyone has a fantastic Sunday!! Peace, out….

Hump Daaaay!

Yeah, played out, I know! Wednesday has another name around here…just plain ole trash day. That’s how I gauge the days of the week..by what has to be done on certain days. The trash doesn’t really run on Wednesday, but around 6am on Thursday, so out it goes on Wednesday night. And for the record, taking the trash out when it’s bitterly cold really sucks! We also had basketball practice today, getting ready for the game tomorrow. C’s team is undefeated so far! Another busy week. I went to have my nails done yesterday and I get my hair done Friday for the first time since A’s wedding! My roots are baaaaad. There are seriously so many days that I wish I would just go gray already. I’m going to think of them as my natural highlights and let it go. But so far I have only had 2 or 3 here and there.

But I didn’t come here to blab about trash or basketball or hair. I am just swinging by to update my Project Life pages. Four weeks in and keeping up so far. Traci Reed’s Pocket Life ’15: January Collection is just amazing and has made the pages come together so easily. Here’s my week 4 (The Week 4 title is by One Little Bird and the templates are Traci’s 365Unscripted.

Pocket Life '15: January Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed Weekly Edition by One Little Bird
Pocket Life ’15: January Collection by Traci Reed
365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed
Weekly Edition by One Little Bird
Pocket Life '15: January Collection by Traci Reed 365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed
Pocket Life ’15: January Collection by Traci Reed
365Unscripted Stitched Grids by Traci Reed

So far I am keeping up with the 2 page spreads…we’ll see how long it continues πŸ™‚ I will be back in a day or two to share all the awesome new releases that I got to play with this week! There’s some good stuff!! Until then…peace, out!

Life and Basketball…

So yeah, life happens and basketball happens. And basketball really takes up a lot of time! That’s where I’ve been…courtside, watching C have a blast. He really loves the game, and while he may not ever be NBA material, he has come so far since he started last year. It does put me in a bind as far as getting things done that I want to get done, but that’s ok…it’s all worth it.

We also had B’s 7th birthday last weekend. It’s so hard to believe she is 7. I don’t know where the time has gone, but she is so great and I am so proud of the dad that A has become. Even with all the obstacles that he and she have faced, they are coming through it and it looks like they are going to be just fine.

I’ve got to do some catching up on getting layouts posted from last week and the new ones for this week! I’ll get them all added to the right pages as soon as I finish this post. I’m really trying hard to keep up with 2 page weekly spreads this year because I love how they come out. We’ll see if time allows me to do that. Traci Reed has a fantastic new PL collection hitting the Sweet Shoppe this weekend and I know that’s going to make it so much easier for me!

Here is my Week 3, done with her new collection

January PL Collection by Traci Reed
January PL Collection by Traci Reed
January PL Collection by Traci Reed
January PL Collection by Traci Reed

 

Danyale has a great mini at Scrap Orchard this week that coordinates with her Life, Love, Etc Kit. This also uses some fantastic new templates by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Designs at Scrap Orchard.

So We Said by Etc by Danyale Fuss Free: Hello Goodbye 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
So We Said by Etc by Danyale
Fuss Free: Hello Goodbye 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee

Another page using Fiddle-Dee-Dee’s new templates with Butterflies in My Stomach by Cluster Queen and Juno Designs

Fuss Free: Hello Goodbye 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee Butterflies in My Stomach by Cluster Queen and Juno Designs
Fuss Free: Hello Goodbye 2 by Fiddle-Dee-Dee
Butterflies in My Stomach by Cluster Queen and Juno Designs

 

This page uses awesome new templates by Cluster Queen at Scrap Orchard and her kit, Just Be You

Just Be You by Cluster Queen Gimme Layers Vol 75 by Cluster Queen
Just Be You by Cluster Queen
Gimme Layers Vol 75 by Cluster Queen

 

And last but certainly not least, it’s Dollar Days at Pixels and Company! There is so much goodness! This is a don’t miss! These pages were done using 365 Days by Gennifer Bursett and are so much fun to play with!

 

365 Days - Hexagons by Gennifer Bursett
365 Days – Hexagons by Gennifer Bursett
365 Days by Gennifer Bursett
365 Days by Gennifer Bursett

 

I have a few more things to share, and hopefully will be back before the end of the weekend! Hope it’s amazing for you! Peace, out πŸ™‚