Monday, December 28, 2009

Licky nose off my face.

I am totally in love with this picture. Isnt it one of those pictures that you would see on a calendar and go AWWWWWW, how cute?

I was just snapping away with my camera and when I looked and saw that I got this shot of MIA I just went AWWWWWW, how cute.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another year older

Just another year older. Yesterday I had my 45th b-day. Makes me realize how CLOSE I am to being 50 years old. WOW!
My kids got me a pair of earrings and slippers. I dont know why they bothered with the slippers, they are fluffy HOT pink slippers that Mia and Sadie just LOVE! LOL
My really good friends Mary Jo and Heather bought me some Brighton Jewelry! They know that I LOVE Brighton, so here is what I got! LOVE you girls!

Friday, December 11, 2009

First winter snow

Well my girls Mia and Sadie had their first winter snow. It was funny to watch them run around the yard playing in the snow. And of course I had to get the camera out and take pictures. Here are just a few. Mia was funny at one point she buried her head in the snow and pushed with her nose and made a snow ball.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Back to scrapping

Here are just a couple of pages that I have completed for my girlfriend Michelle and her husband Steve. I am doing a baby ablum for their new daughter Gianna.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

More pics of my girls

Here are two new pictures of my girls. Sadie outside this morning with a stick in her mouth. Mia inside this morning with her favorite toys around her...SOCKS....yes she goes upstairs finds socks in the kids rooms and brings them downstairs. RJ picked up all the socks and surrounded her in them. She is too funny, but this is a habit that I think that I need to break her of, or the kids will have to learn how to pick up their socks.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


I have been so bad at blogging, and was just talking to a friend about it last night and have decided that Im going to get back here and start blogging again. So much has been going on since the kids and I moved I just havent had time for much. But now that fall is here, and I officially got RJ through driving school and a car, I am no longer a TAXI CAB MOM.
Well a little about what has been goin on, we moved into a house with a big back yard the beginning of Sept. It took awhile to get settled but we finally did. It didnt take long for the kids to talk me into getting a puppy. UMMMMM they have been wanting one for a long time but we just couldnt do that living with my parents for a year. Now being in this house with a big back yard, I caved and instead of getting 1 puppy I got 2 puppies. Yes we named them Mia and Sadie. They are golden retrievers and here are a few pictures.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

New place to live

Well after almost a year of me and Mariah and RJ living with my mom and dad, we can finally move out and back into our own place. I was so lucky to find this house, it just kind of fell into my lap, perfect timing, perfect location, its the right size, its the right price (we are renting)all in all we are very happy. This week we have cleaned and started moving stuff out of mom and dads. This weekend with the help of alot of friends we will be able to get the rest of the bigger stuff out of mom and dads, and all of our stuff out of storage and be moved in by Saturday. So its been a busy week but I wanted to share pictures of our new home. Now if I can only tell them to stop bugging me already about getting a dog. GEEZ can we move in and get settled first? Im just saying!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Why do I not blog anymore?

I remember once upon a time I use to blog faithfully once a week. Now look at me, its been forever since I updated.

The summer has been just busy, As Im sure that everyone else's is. I know its nuts right now for me because RJ is playing football for his high school and they have had alot of weight lifting early hours and now practice. So I have been playing taxi cab mom alot. Which I dont mind, Im glad that he is involved in a sport.
He will be 16 on Tuesday......and next month he will be able to go for his drivers Lic. Now I need to be on the look out for a car for him.

I have been having alot of fun with my Canon Rebel. I just took a few pictures of my daughters best friend last weekend so I thought that I would share them here.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I got a little scrappy mojo back

I have done a couple of pages lately. These are two that I will share. The craft paper one is of my daughter Mariah.

The baby is my girlfriends daughter Gianna that is only about 9 weeks old now. Im doing a scrap book for her.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

More photos

Cute little guy standing in the grass.

This is the Iowa river that the house faces.

This house is right on the Iowa river, my girlfriends mother grew up in this house. It will not be torn down because it is some kind of historica mark.

I took this picture when I was in Iowa.

This is my girlfriends dog Bear. He is a Japanese Akita.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Summertime reading

Well, this is the way that is goes for me almost every year, in the fall and winter I get more involved in scrapping and less involved in reading. In the spring and summer I get more involved with reading and less involved with scrapping. In the summer I can lay in the pool with a nice cold drink on a float, my reading sunglasses and a good book. Its so relaxing to me.
I wanted to share with some of you that dont visit with me on the Freak the current series of books that Im reading right now and seriously cant get my nose out of. For those of you that have been talking to me about them, you know where Im coming from.
And I blame this all on one of my dear friends who told me that I needed to read this series and made me stop and buy the first book. I was HOOKED right away.

So its by JR WARD and its called the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

Here is a link to their site:

For someone like me who was never into the whole vampire/paranormal books, this really is something that I would not pick up and think I might like to read if I was in a book store.

Now I am only on the second book and there are a total of 7 books in this series. I think that I will be very sad when I am doen reading, but because I have talked to a few other woman who loves these books as well I have gotten some good recomendations on other aurthors that I will have to investigate.

Anya Bast is one that I have heard is she might be the next series of books that I will get into.

Hope you click on the link and check it out. They are really really good books.

Monday, June 15, 2009


So.....I got a new camera.....well NOT BRAND new but its new to me. I did a really cool swap with a friend of mine,(THANKS MICHELLE AND STEVE) swapping my scrapbooking creations of her daughter and doing albums for her, and in return received a Canon Rebel Xt, with a standard lens of 18/55 and a zoom lens that is a 75/300. Along with a camera bag, filters, memory card, battery and charger. Oh yeh and the manual which I really need. So I played around with the camera a bit this weekend and wanted to share a couple of shots that I took with it.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I know I havent been out here in a while, I cant beleive how time just goes by so fast. I feel like I havent scrapped in forever....and Im bound and determined to get back into it for those of you that miss me...HI....for those of you that dont miss me...well......I dont miss you either...LOL
Ok here is picture that I wanted to post of me holding my girlfriends new daughter over the weekend. Man did that bring back memories. I love babies...they are just so precious.....

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cool picture

My daughter took this picture. I just thought that it was so cool that I would share it. This is her friend wering the glasses, and then Mariah and her other friend taking the picture of themselves off of the reflection of the glasses.

Friday, May 8, 2009

happy Mothers Day

Well I dont have anything new to post about right now, I just wanted to come out here and wish all of you a very very happy mothers day. The weather is suppose to be nice for us, and so Im looking forward to a nice weekend.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Well the day came and went. Saturday that is, and Mariahs Prom. Hair was done, then back to the house to get ready and start the world win on pictures. There were 20 kids all meeting at a friends house, the parents were so nice with their hospitality......and there were quite a few of us parents there taking pictures. After the limo arrive all of the kids were so anxious to just get away from the parents and get in the limo, but we wouldnt let them. We had to have them all there to take pictures of the whole group by the Limo. And of course the parents got to check out the inside of it too. As Mariah would say it was RAW!
It was a beautiful day for all of them to be outdoors for prom, a little windy, but not too bad. As a parent of a girl getting ready for prom, I have to say PHEWWW Im glad that this is over.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Prom dress shopping

So this is my first expiernce as a parent to have to help her daughter shop for a dress, see the expense of all of this and try to figure out how its all going to be paid for. Man.....well thank goodness she works and is pitching in. We spend two entire nights at the same mall looking for a dress. The first night was real frustrating and after about 20 dresses being tried on, she was upset. Shes a tall girl and it was hard to find something long enough. The second night at the same mall we went to one of the same stores and looked more and took our time. I was the one that picked this dress up. She kind of made a face at first because of the little bit of gathering in the front, and I told never know until you try it on...right? Well she fell in love with it.
So here is.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Where the heck is spring? This is what we got hit with Sunday.....and the good son that my boy RJ is, went out to clean up Mariahs car so that she could get to work, and then he shoveled the drive way....hes a grat kid!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Water coloring

Here is a card that I made using Art Impression stamps and Marvy markers to water color with.
Being in a funk with scrap booking for the past few months, this is something new that has peaked my interest and creativity. It's like being a kid all over again coloring inside the lines, or painting with a paint brush and water colors. It takes practice....but its alot of fun to see the differet effects that you can come up with. Stamping.....then figuring out how to place other stamps to build around the main object....then working with the colors to find just the right ones that will look good with what you stamped.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Card making is fun with a dog in your lap

I went over to my girlfriend Cathy's house yesterday to hang out and make some cards with her. Her lover boy dog Louie is such a sweetie. When Im over there he is always at my feet, laying down keeping me company. Yesterday and just wanted a little attention when I was working on a card, so I thought that I would share this picture. Isnt he just the cutest?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


So, there is alot of talk and pictures of cupcakes from alot of people on a message board that I belong to......don't really know how it all started, I think it had to do with a little teasing of someone that was craving them and everyone started posting about cupcakes.
Well a couple of weeks ago I went over to my girlfriends house to watch her kids for her and I made cupcakes with them. It was alot of fun, so I thought that I would share my pictures here!