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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