Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Little girls and butterflys

Do you ever have a lay out or an altered project that just takes you forever to do, or what seems like forever? I started this Friday 5-23. I did not finish it until last night 5-27.
First of all with it being the holiday weekend I had other things going on, so I couldnt spend hours at my scrap book table. So I did a little here and a little there until I finally completed it last night.
I have been so wrapped up in current pictures of my kids, I pulled this old one out, and I know I have scrapped it before but it was years I wanted to scrap it again, with my much more improved style...LOL
Anyways this is Mariah when she was about 4 years old.
Funny story to go along with this......(LOL DAD)
I was on the phone the other day with my mom....she started talking about this picture and she was like "Thats Mariah not Carla" I said "What are you talking about?" She started telling me about this picture that my dad was looking at that he found like an 11x14 and he told my mom that he thought it was a picture of me, but she kept telling him that it wasnt. When she started explaining what the picture looked like I had to laugh, because its the picture in this lay out. I said "MOM, she has a little denim dress on, a pink shirt, and pony tails in her hair, thats Mariah" So as I was scrapping this picture my mom and dad were debating over the same picture trying to determine if it was me or if it was Mariah......

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend

Well it was a long 4 day weekend for me which was nice. Cleaned and did laundry Friday. Messed around saturday running here and running there. Went out with Cathy and Joe Saturday night to Famous Freddies in Fox lake. Here is a photo that I took of the two of them.

Sunday I was back over at there house for a BBQ and after we ate I was so tired I had to go home and take a nap. Then I basically spent the rest of the evening laying around watching TV.
Yesterday Memorial day we spent at my brothers house. It was just me and my mom and my dad and RJ. Mariah had to work. But dont worry I brought her some of GRANDPAS good cookin home.....YUM YUM!!!! (HI DAD......!!!!!)

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Look at my little owl friend named Girtie WHOOO WHOOO. Isnt she cute. Well Cathy traced her out for me. Cathy got this owl from an online friend in Australia......and then she made a template for me. Cathy has made two of them and asked me if I wanted one. At first I was like, no, thats ok...what would I do with it? But I was over by her house and she had traced one out for me anyways. So I put her together today. Mariah (my dd) already told me that she wants her. Im like...HUH? What the heck for. She says, "Mom shes cute I want her." LOL I now have to make a MR. WHOOO WHOOO.....maybe I will name him Bernie.....

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Here are pictures

Here are a few pictures of my new more organized scrapping space. I feel so much better now that things are spread out more and I feel that I have more room......and as you can see, my kitty likes it too! LOL
I was able to sit and scrap a page yesterday for SNR....wish I could post it, but I cant. Anyways it felt great to finally be able to sit down and work on something......

Monday, May 12, 2008


Thanks for all the support on my QUITTING the bad habit. I had a ruff weekend, but Im back on track today Monday!
I was just out and about by myself saturday and went to a purse party where I had a couple of glasses of wine...well I slipped.
Yesterday (MOTHERS day wasnt much better) I had stress dealing with repairs to Mariahs car that came up unexpectedly........things happen.....and then Im in the middle of trying to move furniture in my room to make more room for scrapping......I have had this idea in my head for awhile and yesterday we finally tackled it because my X was around and between him and my son we were able to move some heavy pieces. But my room is still a complete mess. So this week my plan is to get it under control, and as I get it under control I am also going to tackle the all mightly scrap booking supplies that I need to get rid of......might as well kill two birds with one stone.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

June calls for SNR

Come on people, what do you say, hop on the band wagon and submit.
We are looking for June submissions for SNR, here is the link so hop on over and check it out.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Time to QUIT

Ok, So to make myself feel like Im really going to do it this time, I have decided to post on my blog about quitting smoking. And I am going to come out here and update it as time passes.
5-9-08 Smoke free for the first day. I put a nicotine patch on today. (this is what Im on)

Although I have to say I dont think that its doing too much. I could still go out right now at 12:30 in the afternoon and have a cig! Habit? Probably a big part of it.
Now knowing myself, I have to stay away from driving anywhere.....which means that when I get off work, Im going home. If I go out and about I will be SOOOO tempted to stop and get a pack. I dont know what the heck Im going to do tomorrow when I drive to my GF's house about 45 minutes away for a party. That is going to be the true test. I can not picture myself in my car without lighting up. Im not sure I can do this, I really am not sure that I can. But......Im trying at least right? Wish me luck!
Here is a poem that one of my new pals over at SNR wrote to me today out on the MB....and I just thought it was so sweet that I had to post it here on my blog: Thanks Thena!

It's hard to quit smoking
But I know I must try,
For I want to live a long time
And don't want to die.
For smoking can sometimes
Take the smoker away
From those who love them
And want them to stay.
I will find the strength
If not for me alone
For those who I love
And are with me at home.
I will quit for my kids
And all my family I adore
And I will stick to it this time
Though I have not before.
I will quit for the grandkids
That will be mine someday
For I want to see them born
And be with them as they play.
I will quit for my heart
And my lungs and teeth
And to avoid the smoke
That encircles like a wreath.
Inspiration is coming to me-
It flows and it trinkles
And I know I must quit
To avoid getting WRINKLES!


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Get well

Apparently this is a card that I need to send to myself...LOL
But here is another card that I threw togther this weekend, thats about the only creative thing that I have doone all weekend. I have been sleeping alot which is what my body has needed. Friday I slept until 11:00 am. Saturday I took a 4 1/2 hour nap, and Sunday I didnt wake up until 1:00 pm. So wow....lots of sleeping but apparently I have needed it.

Well hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend.