Some explaining to do…

Mar 5, 2009

Right now if there were a contest for the worst blogger I would win hands down. But I really do have good reasons… The entire week of Feb. 16th I was swamped with book projects and last minute details for my upcoming photo shoot in Cincinnati, OH.  So that week was a total blur of creative frenziness. Feb. 22nd I flew to Cincinnati to work with Christine Polomsky the photographer for F & W Publications. Talk about a wonderful experience. If you have a book idea I 100% recommend you send a proposal to this company. Everyone I came in contact with was wonderful and on top of every last detail. Which you all knowing how detail oriented I am made me so happy. Feb. 23rd I spent all day in the studio photographing...

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And the fun begins…

Jan 15, 2009

Thanks everyone for sharing all the sweet things you do for Valentine’s Day. Ansley enjoyed picking a winner. Actually so much so she picked two. Congrats to… Valerie Myers… Ansley liked the balloon taped to your son’s skateboard. She said it would be nice if I did the same thing in her favorite spots of our house. Guess what I will be doing this Valentine’s Day. And Leonie Aland… Ansley loved that you put the hearts in your husbands lunch box and embarrassed him in front of all of his manly friends… typical teenage girl. I hope you two enjoy my Cupid’s Workshop. Finally the fun has begun. I don’t think I could have waited another...

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A short but good one…

Jan 14, 2009

If you would like to win a spot to join in on all the fun in my Cupid’s Workshop just leave a comment telling me some of the fun things you do for your family on Valentine’s Day. Ansley will pick a winner tonight. I am knee deep in a book deadline right now so back to creating I go…. but the good thing is I am more than half way finished creating and I am in love with every single project. I cannot wait for you all to see what I have been working on. The not sharing is killing...

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A little bit of this and a little bit of that…

Jan 5, 2009

First, thank you for all the sweet email of well wishes for Ansley and Alan. They are feeling better. Ansley did not go to school today as she is still pretty zapped but she is better and should be able to go back tomorrow.  I think I can now take off my nurse cap. To all you nurses out there… Big huge cheers to you… you all earn every cent you make and I’m certain you should be paid more… what a job. I am so glad it warmed up here a bit over the last few days or we would be having a nasty icy mess right now on the roads. Icicles are not a common site on my birdhouse. We are having lots of drizzly rain that is now starting to freeze...

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The Flu Bug….

Jan 3, 2009

has hit our family… First Ansley yesterday, poor girl ended up needing 2 bags of fluids… sick sick girl I tell ya, but better today just really weak. Then Alan was hit with it at 5 a.m. this morning… I am spraying Lysol like a crazy woman and scrubbing any and everything they come in contact with… I pray you all miss this stuff because it is bad, bad, bad! I will be back to posting in a few days. I hope you all started 2009 better than...

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Getting back in the groove…

Dec 30, 2008

Today I have about as much energy as a slug. Getting back into the groove after all the hustle and bustle of last minute holiday preparations always seems to be hard for me. We open presents at our house on Christmas Eve. I love baking cookies all morning and afternoon, cooking the dinner and watching Ansley go nuts counting down the hours until we open presents.  It is all so much fun and seeing happy faces on our girls is honestly the best gift ever. We had a wonderful visit with my mom and dad as well as my sister and her family. Alan, Ansley and I left to head down to Beaumont Christmas day. I love going home on Christmas day. Having the car filled with gifts and the excitement of seeing everyone...

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Enabler Alert…

Nov 4, 2008

This is nothing but an enabler alert so I apologize right up front… but run to JoAnns now… their $1 spot is filled with great stuff for the holidays…. here is what I just bought. I purchased some of these to spell Santa and Ho Ho Ho for a garland. Gonna alter these with lots of vintage foof stuff and place gifts inside for the girls. The cutest Christmas stamp sets… Ansley will have a blast with these making cards and tags for her...

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And they’re off to the game…

Oct 3, 2008

Okay… this post is for the grandparents. I think Taylor and Ansley look so dang cute together. And from what I understand so does their English teacher and their classmates. There seemed to be a lot of talking and photos taken of them during school. Personally, I think they look like Mr. and Miss All American. And just so you know… Ansley could not be going to the game with anyone sweeter or more polite. You all would certainly approve of...

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Homecoming in Texas…

Oct 3, 2008

WARNING… very, very, very long post about 2.5 days in my life. Centennial High School has their homecoming game tonight. If you live in Texas you know all about the MUMS! Those of you that do not, well… girls and boys wear them… girls have these big honkin things pined to their shirts that hang almost to their ankles and boys wear a smaller version around their arms attached to a garter. Well Ansley and her boyfriend Taylor aren’t going to the dance (decided to just hang out instead) so I wasn’t really sure how all this mum stuff worked. So I asked Ansley last week to please find out for me ASAP as I needed to know the garter etiquette. Well she found out for me all right… TUESDAY night at 11! I...

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Well we all survived…

Aug 26, 2008

I say we because the first day of school is just as hard for us parents as it is for the kids. (sorry for the not so great photo but I was doing good to get this one) And here is Amanda’s last first day of high school photo “as said per my sister”.

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Baby Bunnies grow fast…

Mar 13, 2008

This evening I sat in our front room waiting to see if I could see the Momma bunny come out to check on them and yep as the day got darker she got closer to the den.

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Snow twice in one week…

Mar 7, 2008

As I sat waiting for Ansley to get out of school my car was completely covered in snow. Notice there are no photos of kids building snowmen, making snow angels, having snowball fights etc. I love photos of kids playing in the snow.

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What happened here…

Feb 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Ansley!

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You’ve Been Grinched…

Dec 8, 2007

I do believe Ansley and I just might have to Grinch a few people in our neighborhood. Send them to two unsuspecting friends-you must include pictures of the Grinch and a copy of this letter so the next Grinchee can send off his/her ornament!

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A few “Getting to know you” Christmas Questions…

Dec 6, 2007

Here is a fun “Getting to know you” Christmas questionnaire. When the girls were little we opened one on Christmas eve and the rest Christmas morning, now we celebrate on Christmas Eve. I love the room dark with just the glow from our tree and a few years ago it actually snowed here on Christmas Eve.

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Ansley LOVES Pink…

Dec 4, 2007

Mom paid more to ship the tree to Ansley than she did to purchase the tree. The one iridescent tree really bugs me in this photo but during the day and at night it looks so pretty and does not stand out as much as in this photo.

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Paper Dolls and Holiday Photos…

Dec 3, 2007

Last year, Ansley still had her little girl look, which by the way I was holding on to like mad. Ansley 2006 Ansley 2007 Ansley loves her little dog Zeusy.

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Oh the fun….

Nov 1, 2007

It looks as though our neighborhood “Gangstas” wear fuzzy slippers and hang out with “Ostrich Farmers.” Ansley (white shirt) and her friends Erin and Foster had a fun time passing out candy to trick-or-treaters as well as surprising some with a blast of silly string. It will be fun meeting everyone and getting to play with all the wonderful Fiskars products.

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Art Warehouse Fresh Line

Jun 20, 2007

Oh I love the Fresh line… I just love her freckles and pink cheeks in this photo. I just finished one of my Maya Road projects for CHA using the suitcase and binder (older product).

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I love self portraits…

May 15, 2007

and think Ansley takes some of the best! I’m always so excited to see what she comes up with… Here are just a few. Not bad for just turning 13! I’m so proud of her.

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Happy National Scrapbook Day

May 5, 2007

In honor of this day I will be giving away a nice little Maya Road RAK. The class is to show everyone how to create really cute mini albums using Maya Road journey tins. I would love to see some projects that were created using some of my tutorials.

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