Sunday, December 2, 2012

Still Here,

I am still here.  There has been a great deal going on around home.
I have gone on a scrappy retreat, made a quick trip to Georgia for a personal reason, had a wonderful Thanksgiving, decorated for Christmas, and just simply being with my family.

So, here goes...

Happy 10th Birthday

2012 October


Find Joy Everyday

Happy Birthday Bri


Our Day

Pick of the Patch


Today Only Happens Once

For those of you who have been keeping up with weight loss...

My New Number is...


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Scary Scrapping...Sort of...

Just having a bit of fun this cold and windy Fall afternoon.

Wine, Books, & Gossip


Scary Crow

The Reading Wino's
Hard to believe that I have a big anniversary coming up this week.
I cannot wait to share with you the details.

As for now, back to my scrappy fun!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Keeping YOU in the "Know."

Yes, I am still here.
Yes, I love my job.  I have met some great people and have made new friends.
I have not been creative lately, but today will change.
I am in my studio and plan on having some scrappy fun.
In the meantime,
Here are a few photos of what has been happening around here.

Oh yeah, stay tuned and I will announce a NEW NUMBER!


MINE!- Setters Volleyball


READER WINO'S!  We are awesome...


Hanging out on THE HILL

Amish Market Shopping

Pumpkin Painting

Picture Taking-Self Portrait

Turned 10 and making memories
This is US in a nutshell lately.  We have been very busy and making memories is a day to day wonderful journey.  Carving out time for creativity is much harder, but we are all happy.  We are all healthy (healthier) and we are all enjoying life.


My new number is 

Monday, October 8, 2012

Crisp Mornings and Balmy Afternoons

I just realized that I have not updated my blog in quite awhile and thought I should post a bit of an update this morning before I begin my day.
Well, Daily...
I am here
Office Space

I started a new job last week.  I really enjoy the people I have met so far.  I am excited for this new adventure in my life and I feel my days will be more fulfilling. 

I have been decorating a  little here and there for Fall.  I do not decorate like I used to when all the boys were home, but we still sprinkle the house with Fall things and a little tidbit of the spooks.

Candy Jar and My Favorite Fall Socks!

Fall Decor on my Country French Bakers Rack

Scary Mask
My New Scary Halloween Mask

40 Pound Turkey
Pumpkin Turkey

Halloween Bat
Bat Pumpkin

Scary Pumpkins
Black Pumpkin Faces

 This is all for this morning. 
 I will try to be better at keeping up with my blog. 

If you are wondering...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Pattern is Emerging-the Book Hangover

Okay, so I read the 50 Shades of Grey Trilogy. 
Then I read,
Book Hangover Bared to You
I am currently waiting the sequel that will be released on October 2.
So, in the meantime...
As in...
started this past Sunday...
I read these two.

Book Hangover

Book Hangover
I completed the second book this morning.
Great love story.

I am shocked at myself actually.
I never would have thought that I would have read such (what is the word)
EROTICA in a fiction sense.  
I am the one who reads about history, bibliography, and auto-biographical books.

But I am truly finding that I am having what one would call..."book hangover."
It is kind of weird.  Is it my age?  Not really sure.
But with this past series, I am finding that I want to re-read a great deal of Dante' 
and I want to go back and "re-study" art classics and find myself reading (online that is)
interpretations of many academia in their prose to unwrap the meanings behind "said art work."

Yes, I am hooked.
When I was much younger it was the Harlequin Romance thing.  
I remember many people were engrossed in reading those little paperbacks.  You could buy them at the checkout at your local grocery market.
Is this the same thing?
Yes, I feel guilty.
But I so enjoy leaving this moment in time and go to where the words lead me.
One's imagination is and can be a beautiful thing.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Faith Scrappers Continued...

Here are the 6" x 12" layouts and the folder book of our scriptures for September 4 and September 11.
We did not meet yesterday.  There were too many conflicts with all of us and we could not devote our time yesterday to meet with one another.  We all hope to get back on schedule this coming Tuesday.

September 4
September 11

September 4

September 11

Friday, September 14, 2012

Just Some Scrappy going on...

Super busy today.  Preparing for the weekend!  Yipeee.
In the meantime,
as promised,
here are some layouts that I have recently created.
(you can click on the individual layout and view larger)
At 6 AM

Boating-The Gulf

Forty 7

My Retro Gal

My 47th!

Our Chynna Girl

Summer Loving

Water Park

I hope you have a creative weekend and/or make memories that inspire you to be creative!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Creative Overload

I have really been creating a great deal with paper lately.  I have over 20 layouts and projects that I have created over the past 12 days or so.  I will begin sharing the most recent.
Yesterday at Faithful Scrappers,
 I whipped out the following layouts with the Studio Calico September Kit, CENTRAL HIGH.

All photos were INSTAGRAM photos that I printed at home.
I really love those fun photos to scrap.

Baby Blue Eyes - 12" x 12"

Back In the Day, MY DAY - 12" x 12"

My Favorite Season- 6" x 12"

YOU & ME- 6" x 12"
Keep checking back.  I have lots to share.