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Thursday, October 29, 2009


I just started reading Stephanie Howell’s blog because of post my friend Kendra had on her blog and quickly added her to my google reader. I enjoy reading her stories and love her pages! Imagine my surprise when I entered a contest she had recently and won this:


Not only did I get the awesome bracelet made by Stacey Curry of Star Hitched Wagon I got a signed copy of the June 2009 issue of Bead Trends magazine that it’s published in which I thought was so fun! This bracelet is even prettier in person and I highly recommend you checking out both links I’ve shared today! Thank you again Stephanie and Stacey!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Happy Halloween!

I have been wanting to make a banner for awhile now and since I got the opportunity to work with Basic Grey’s new Eerie collection for a product review over at ScrapFriends I decided that is exactly what I would do. I had fun making it and think I just may make one for Christmas too!

halloween banner 

Now I’ve got to go iron my clothes for the week, fold some laundry and see about dinner. It’s going to be a busy week for me with my boys turning 11 and 14, a mid-term and Halloween! Have a good one!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Columbus Day Weekend

We went up to Maine to visit my Sister-in-Law for the holiday weekend and had a great time. It’s been awhile since I’ve been up there and it was nice to spend some time with her. Julie and I met in High School 27 years ago and believe it or not she is the one to blame for introducing me to my husband all those years ago and I’m still friends with her! Anyway,  I taught her how to make some jewelry and did some scrapping, took some photos, cooked and best of all relaxed. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend…

Josh collecting eggs:


Julie making her first necklace:


My newphew Cole


Sadie and her new BFF Daisy playing Tug-o-war


Josh near the brook


Julie’s front yard


The Mill


Jake being ‘Bad’


It really is pretty up there! And it although it was cold it was a very nice peaceful weekend!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cards for Soldiers 2010 Schedule

I sorted 725 cards to send out to the soldiers this week! It’s been another great year for sending cards. Only one more shipment this year and then its on to the 2010 mailings! This will be our 4th year!

I’ve posted the 2010 Mailing schedule on the Card for Soldiers blog. I hope some of my scrapping friends who make cards will have some time in the new year to send some cards!

Thanks to everyone who has helped out with our project we are hoping for another successful year.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Apple Picking

We went on our annual apple/pumpkin/corn maze trip on Sunday and it was an experience to say the least! The corn maze was a bust! After almost 2 hours we had to give up and take an emergency exit out because it was getting late and I needed to get dinner started because it was a school night. To say the least the boys were not pleased with me because I was a quitter! LOL! Well I also got stung by a yellow jacket earlier at the apple orchard and my finger was swollen up like a balloon and hurt like a son of a bee so I was done to say the least. Plus it was hot! I had no idea it would turn out that warm and I had my fur lined crocs on! LOL! It was fun and then some but enough was enough! Anyway, here are some photos from the fun…

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OK we are off to Maine for the long weekend! Have a great weekend!