Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Under Construction!

I found some really cool "blog couture" at Houseof3.com. Please be patient with me while I attempt to redesign the blog.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


So I tried to give my blog a new springy feel, but really I am just so incomptent when it comes to this blog stuff. I would love a header and a cool background. Can anyone help a sister out? Point me in the right direction? Explain the foreign language that is "blog speak?" I would love you forever :) :) :) Maybe even shower you with gifts and praise.

Okay I'm getting a little dramatic, but seriously I need help!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A couple new layouts

It's been such a nice weekend. Close to 60 both days. We've tried to get out as much as possible. So this is going to be a quick post before I eat and try to take Nicholas for a walk to the park. Not sure how that is going to go because it's almost 2 p.m. here and he still hasn't taken a nap. Here are 3 new layouts that I finished this weekend.

Girl's Night Out - my mom, cousin and sister at my Bachlorette party. Used a Paper Posies kit for this.

I used a My Creative Scrapbook kit for this layout. My husband and nephew at a family member's wedding.

And I also used the same Paper Posies kit for this layout but added some embellis from a Little Red Scrapbook kit and the butterfly in the upper right corner is a Studio Calico stamp. This is a photo of me, my mom and sister at my bridal shower.

Well that's it. I am going to check on my roast in the crock pot and get back outside. Hope you all are enjoying the fabulous weekend :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I think I'm addicted

To Pioneerwoman that is. I just "found" that site yesterday. I have heard about it before and never paid attention. So I spent most of yesterday afternoon browsing the recipes and found several that I want to make.

BUT THEN, I found the photography pages. WOW! Not only does she take incredible photos but she explains it so well. So if you have a DSLR like me and have no idea how to use it other than to press the little button and wait for the flash, she has a great tutorial. Check it out HERE.

That's it for now. I'm off to check out HIP HOP!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Loving my new UNITY RUBBAH!

I just received this in the mail yesterday:

The picture does not do the stamps justice. THEY ARE HUGE. I mean GINORMOUS! I can't wait to use them. I think there are still a couple left so I would hurry up and pick one up for yourself if you can! Such a great deal for $20!!

Well that is my little bit of excitement for the day. I am hoping to get some scrappy time in this week but we will see how that goes. I have learned not to plan things and just go with the flow - I am much happier that way.

I'm off to lunch now, hope you are enjoying your day!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sick Child + Time Change = Early Morning Car Rides

I tell you, I don't think I slept at all this weekend. Well I slept on Friday but that was because my parents kept Nicholas over night and even though I promised myself I would sleep in, I was still up at 6:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. But it was okay, I felt good, I had slept a whole night through without getting up. I was good to go.

Saturday night, Nicholas was a little difficult to put to sleep, he finally fell asleep about 11:30 p.m. - not a big deal it's the weekend afterall. I forgot to change the clocks. And then he woke up at 3:30 a.m. (although my bedside clock said 2:30) and was up until 9:30 a.m. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! It was not just that he was up, he was crying and whining the WHOLE time. He would not let me put him down and he wanted me to hold him while standing and walking. He weighs over 30 lbs so after a few hours of trying to hold him and walk around the house and him NOT falling back to sleep, I dressed him up and put him in the car for our first early morning car ride. I kept the window open a crack hoping the cool air would help him breath (he is still very congested) and it worked like a charm. He was snoring in under 5 minutes. UNTIL I tried to take him out.

Then he started screaming and crying again. So we walked some more, I tried to get him to watch t.v. or give him things to distract him. At this point I was becoming concerned that there was something really really wrong with him. So after another hour, I went back to the car and drove around for a good 30 minutes until I knew he was knocked out cold and then I brought him back in the house and went to sleep.

Needless to say we didn't get up and out of bed until 12:30 Sunday afternoon. The whole day went by pretty fast and I felt like I got nothing accomplished. My house is a disaster, my laundry is still dirty, I didn't get to scrap :( or even bake cookies like I wanted to. But Nicholas was in a better mood and nothing seemed to be bothering him so that was good.

So yes, this was my weekend. It's a very fun and exciting life I lead - please try not to be jealous. I did get one layout done on Friday that I need to take pictures of. It is for the Simply Obsessed Spring Training Crop that is going on through the month of March. So far 3 challenges have been post - I've only gotten one completed. I need to catch up!

Hope you all had a much better weekend then I did :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Quickie Post before leaving work!

Okay - I have not been around much this weekend because Nicholas is sick. He has croup. It is a very nasty, contagious virus that has him coughing like crazy only it sounds more like he is barking then coughing. Poor little guy is just not himself.

On a brighter side, I discovered a new kit club today. It's called Vintage Plum (I love love love the name). I highly suggest checking it out. I signed up for the message board and everyone there is just so sweet. The kits look like they are full of goodies including exclusive patterned papers!

Well it is approaching 5:00 p.m. here which means I am done for the day. I need to go pick up my boogie monster and head home. Home you all had a wonderful Tuesday!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

RAK Winner and another Layout!

This post is going to be short, sweet and straight to the point because Nicholas is sick! YUCK. It's been a sleep deprived day and a half. But the fever finally broke and hopefully tonight will be better. At least it is the weekend.

The Winner of the Scrappy RAK is Carol/FIBREJUNKY. Email me with your address: njeanb80@hotmail.com and I will get that out to you this week.

The layout I did today is for the contests/challenges going on over at Willow Traders in celebration of their 4th anniversary. Lots of awesome kit clubs are sponsoring. Tons of fun! Today's sponsor is Bring Your Own Memories.

Some Pink Paislee Vintage Moon papers that I have been hoarding since September along with some Jenni Bowlin crepe paper ribbon.

Okay well I must go finish making dinner while Nicholas is occupied watching WoW WOW Wubbzy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!