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…
Thanks for having a look and hope everyone has a happy and blessed Easter! Peace, out…
You know, the really really busy ones! Monday was mom’s 77th birthday so we headed over to her house with cake and presents to celebrate. We ended up staying a bit longer than planned while I set her up a Facebook account. Yikes! I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing…time will tell I guess! She had been telling me about some of her old friends hounding her about getting on Facebook and then said “If I don’t hurry up, all my friends will be dead!” hahaha. Oh, mom.
Tuesday was C’s last basketball game. We were hoping it wouldn’t be, but they ended up losing by one point in yet another really poorly officiated game, but I digress. So, I spent Wednesday catching up on everything that didn’t get done Monday and Tuesday.
Thursday was Randy’s 45th, so more cake and present getting happened. I got him the set of headlight covers that he wanted for “Cammie” (his Camaro). And Friday, he spent the evening with her, while I did NOTHING, thankfully!
And so now here we are. I didn’t even get much scrapping done last week and I am a couple weeks behind on my Life in Pockets pages. Hoping to get caught up on those week as I am anticipating fabulous new goodies to play with!
Still there some great new releases this week!
If you are a geek like me, then you totally knew that yesterday was Pi Day, and a once in a lifetime one at that. Etc. by Danyale has an awesome bundle deal with her It’s a Theory Kit and new Perfectly Geeky. I paired it up with Cheryl’s new Fuss Free: Banner of Love templates.
And last but certainly not least. Valorie Wibbens has a brand new set of templates out this weekend – Topography No. 27. I absolutely adore her templates, they are so unique and so awesome. I used her For Like Ever Papers and Sprinkles V33.
Now we get a bit of rest and gear up for our first year of baseball. Hopefully, I’ll keep up with it all! Peace, out…
Yep, snow day #10…and I am just going to leave it at that!
Taking time out of my doing nothing to swing by and share round one of new releases in digiscrap this weekend! As usual, these designers have outdone themselves!
First up is this beautiful mini kit by Val C. Designs called ArtBook – Beautiful and available at Oscraps.
Cheryl has some awesome new templates this week at Scrap Orchard called Perfect Days. I paired them up with Danyale’s Cottage No. 9:
Over at ScrapStacks, River~Rose has a beautiful new kit called You Can Fly. First I paired it with an amazing new bundle of templates by Two Tiny Turtles, also available today at ScrapStacks, called This Journey Called Life:
Happy Thursday! Thursdays are great for a couple of reasons. For starters, tomorrow is Friday and second because I get to start sharing new releases from some of my favorite people. I’m just driving by here quickly before homework time to show off some awesome new stuff at Scrap Orchard from the lovely Danyale and Cheryl, along with Dream Big Designs…
Aren’t these awesome!! I’ll be back tomorrow to share more new goodies and whatever else I can think of while celebrating the weekend!! Peace, out!
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
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.
Another page using Fiddle-Dee-Dee’s new templates with 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
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!
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 🙂
Where do I even start about the last week or so! Yikes! It started off just fine, still mild weather and not a whole lot going on except going back to work after the break. It wasn’t so bad…sometimes adult interaction is just what I need! Then it all went down hill. Winter decided to make an appearance and it got really cold, like below 0 cold. We ended up being out of school on Thursday, but as much as I’d like to enjoy a snow day, having to spend it with frozen water in my laundry takes all the fun out of it. Back to work on Friday and I end up in the ER before the end of the day with a kidney stone. I still have it I guess, I’m not so good at following directions and straining things, but we have been out a lot and I am not carrying those things with me! TMI? Anyway, after getting home from that and going off to basketball practice, I’m thinking things are looking up for a good weekend. We pull in the driveway after practice to water gushing out of the side of our house. The water pipe and burst and flooded the laundry room. Have I mentioned the fact that I hate winter!! So that’s where I stand….still drying floors and washing clothes by hand for the time being.
I’ve been trying to keep up with MOC at The Lilypad, but the events of last week have put me a couple of days behind. As soon as I log off here I am going to try to catch up. I have been keeping up with CT work pretty well and am still always amazed at the goodness that comes my way every week! Here’s what’s new with my awesome designers this week:
The last page is for Val C’s challenge over at OScraps…it’s a great one, so check it out if you get a chance! And don’t forget that MEG Designs’ template challenge is still going on, with a template created by yours truly!
I will be back tomorrow with some cool stuff from Simple Scrapper to share for this month! Monday is done….Peace, out 🙂
The new year that is! Bring on 2015! I’m ready for the new year with new plans and new organization…at least in my mind ha. We’ll see how it all pans out. We had a pretty quiet New Year’s Eve watching the festivities from New York on TV, eating lots of junk, and playing around with silly photo booth stuff that I printed for C. The new year, so far, has been spent doing a whole big bunch of nothing.
I have been working on uploading some scrappy stuff and will be getting my Scrap Pages updated when I wind up this post. There is all kinds of fantastic stuff to start the new year! If you make it to the end of this, kudos to you!!
Danyale has a great new set of journal cards called The Dirty Deck – Holidays. These are so much fun! I used them for this page along with her new release all about Christmas Catastrophes called Better Luck Next Year:
Pixels and Company has an absolutely amazing new collab for January – Winter Wish! I’m telling you, I could not stop using this beauty! Here are several pages with it:
MEG Designs has a fun New Year’s kit as well. Great sprinkles, and even a couple of fantastic coordinating templates:
Cheryl is helping us all plan ahead this year with calendars for 2016! How cool is that..no last minute calendar creations..create them over the course of the year!
I already have a start on my Life in Pockets! The cover page is done thanks to a fantastic freebie from Traci Reed Designs! This also uses her kit – I’ve Got Sunshine.
And if you stayed with me this long…thank you!! Wishing you all the best for the new year. Peace, love, and happiness 🙂
It’s been another couple of weeks, but a crazy couple of weeks. My son is now a married man, for better or worse as they say. It was a small but really nice wedding. And now I’m exhausted. My birthday is tomorrow and I don’t even want to celebrate haha. The time changed last night as well, and I hate it! I do not like it getting dark so early. All of my energy is gone once the sun goes down. But anyway, I’m hoping to get back on track with a few things now and get ready to gear up for the holidays.
This weekend was DSD and while I didn’t get to take part in all the activities, I did get to scrap some last week during down time! I updated my scrap pages with all these new pages:
Fridays don’t mean a whole heck of a lot on summer vacation, but well, it’s still Friday 🙂 Just got finished updating my Scrap Pages and man, there was some gorgeous stuff to play with this week. Credits are attached to all of them so you can find all the goodness!! I am almost caught up on Project Life. I have to do last week’s page and this week over the weekend. I’ll get that updated in the next day or so.
Summer is quickly winding down. The schools here in this area have already gone back, so I am glad that I teach down the road a bit! We have several things going on the next few days. I go with A and C to Roanoke tomorrow to get their tuxes for the wedding. THAT should be interesting. I told C that on Monday we would head to Pipestem State Park and go horseback riding. He has never been on one, so that should be interesting, too! We also need to get in a few more pool trips before the summer is over! I have to go to work on Wed of next week for some training…yuck! I finally got my hair done yesterday after 7 months and it feels so much better!
I shared a fun pic on Facebook for Throwback Thursday yesterday, so I thought I would share it here as well. I miss my dad.
This was taken in 1996 at Smith Mountain Lake, VA. My parents owned a condo there and we spent a lot of time in the summers at that place. Yes, this is what my dad liked to do for fun – hang my children from curtain rods LOL He was the best!
I’m out of here for now. It’s a rainy day and I have some errands to run. Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!
It’s amazing how quickly these days go by! I haven’t accomplished a great deal, but we are enjoying the time, so I guess that’s what matters! I did get a bit of a start on the project that I mentioned in THIS POST. I’m not sure it’s turning out exactly the way I hoped it would, so I’m making a few changes to it. I think I will do a couple of benches to set in different places on the deck, instead of one long one. I think it will turn out much better. I was able to get the pallets and have them cut. Now, I just need to paint them and add some cute cushions. We also spent one day at the pool and of course, yard work has been on the agenda several days. I keep waiting on a rainy day to get some things done in the house, but we haven’t had any haha. I’m not going to complain too much, because last summer all it did was rain.
The last few days have been spent getting ready for C’s birthday. We are having a small family party tomorrow and he is in the process of picking out somewhere he would like to go for his birthday as well. I’m off to pick up cake and supplies tomorrow and one more gift that I haven’t picked up yet. Hard to believe my baby will be 9. One more year of single digits.
In the scrappy world, there are so absolutely fabulous new releases this week. If you haven’t been out and about in the the stores, you really should go…now! Here are the layouts I’ve done this week for the amazing ladies who allow me to be on their teams:
Hope you have a fabulous weekend! Here’s to slower summer days!!