Monday, April 28, 2008

Our latest purchase

Among other things today, my father-in-law and husband bought the most beautiful car. It's a Ford Festiva...bright red...with a pink racing stripe. I can't hardly wait to get in and go for a spin. I know it must sound as though I'm being sarcastic, but that bad boy will save me so much money in gas!!!! I'm ready for them to drive it tomorrow.

I took some fabulous pictures but I have yet to upload them onto our computer. I'm just not feeling that ambitious today...right now anyway.

Did I mention this thing has a sun roof? It's a bonafide beauty!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ahhh, spring

Finally spring has arrived! The smell of freshly cut grass...airing out the house...tractors going obscenely slow down the highway. All seems well with the world.

This year, B is old enough to play outside and let me tell you, he wants to! He is like a child obsessed, coming in only when I bribe him with food or a bath. This morning he even decided that he was going to play, despite the fact that we had to get to the sitter's! He was also not a happy camper when we had to leave the sitter's (imagine that, he was playing outside!)!

I love the temper tantrum phase! It is so funny to watch him become upset at the slightest inconvenience and stomp, growl, and throw himself down on the ground. I try not to laugh because that only makes him more angry but seriously, it's comical! I'm doing my best to get a picture of it, but the minute he sees the camera, he's all ham!

Not a lot of stamping going on...I've been too busy trying to catch up from being gone all weekend. Hopefully when the little guy goes down for a nap over the weekend I'll get something done, finally!

A parting survey: Vertical house siding: Classy or trashy? We're having a major discussion at our house about this very question. I'm interested in your opinion, as it just may make my case!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Just a quick update on all the current SU! specials!

From now through the end of April, there are two specials!

1. Host a $350 show and get an additional $25 in hostess benefits! This is a great way to get more free product!

2. Free Wheelin'! Purchase one of 6 qualifying stamp sets and get the coordinating wheel for FREE!

May Promotions, celebrating National Scrapbooking Month!

1. Make a $35 purchase and you can get 25% off any On Board chipboard sets, as many as you want! Chipboard makes great embellishments for your cards, scrapbook layouts, and even home decor! You can adhere paper, paint, emboss, doodle...the possibilities are endless!

2. Purchase the cutting mat and get the hobby blade FREE! This is PERFECT for cutting paper around chipboard!

On a completely different matter, any suggestions for handling tantrums in a 14 month old? What about refusing food? How do you deal with that? Keep giving him things he will eat?

This is my mantra: Someday I will appreciate that he does have a mind of his own....someday I will appreciate that he does have a mind of his own.... (When is that someday again???)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Brown Paper Bag Album

Here it is! The brown paper bag album! This is such a cool album! The instructions can be found on HGTV's website under the scrapbooking section, but here is the Cliff's Note's version. Take four brown paper bags and cut the bottom of the bag off. Fold in half, punch with the Crop-A-Dile, and tie with ribbon. Adhere designer paper to all pages, add pictures and embellishments, and add cardstock inserts inside the brown paper bags! This album goes together quickly, especially when when you're using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper because all the pages already coordinate and the cardstock is simple to match/coordinate!
May 10 from 10 am to whenever, we'll be creating this album!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


Wow, this is sad. I'm trying to sit here and think about something to write and all I've come up with is.....nothing. My life must be really boring. After a day of grocery shopping, birthday present shopping, and cleaning, I cannot find one exciting thing to write out.

I am really excited about the upcoming scrapbook class: the brown paper bag album. Super cute and super simple. I'm hoping to take pictures of the album and post them here. We'll see if I can figure that part out. I'm off to bed before the little one wakes and wants to start another exciting day all over again.

Although, tomorrow should prove to be more interesting. A three-year-old's John Deere birthday party! Can't wait!

Friday, April 11, 2008

THE First Post!

This is my first attempt at blogging, but I'm hoping that it gives me a creative outlet! Not quite sure what this will consist of, but I'm sure it will have something to do with stamps, ink, paper, and a whole lot of other things!