Monday, October 26, 2009

pumpkin patch fun

My poor husband was feeling like crud but the pumpkin patch is only open to the public on weekends and it closes next Saturday. We did not want to go on Halloween, so it was yesterday or not at all this year. So we went anyway. We had a great day. Not as expensive as we thought it would be. About $6.00 a person which included a 45 minute hayride and a pumpkin. We went at full sun so did not get as many pictures as we would have liked but still managed to get some good ones.

The cow with the muddy face cracked us up.

This one shows what a joker my hubby can be :)

Oh my! How did this happen! Too grown up for sure.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

fun news!

We took the kids to the pumpkin patch yesterday and when I got home to an email asking me to joing the design team at Art Freckles! Such a nice thing to happen.

Pictures to come soon!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

3 scrappy boys layouts

I did a couple of layouts for the newsletter and thought I would share

supplies: Cardstock: Core'dinations
patterned paper and stickers: October Afternoon
alphabet stickers: American Crafts

paper: Crate Paper
punch: Fiskars
flowers and brads: Stampin' Up
gems: Hero Arts

Monday, October 12, 2009


I know that I love to see what other people cook. I just finished my menu for the next 11 days and I thought I would share :)

grilled cheese w/ fruit cups
yogurt sundaes w/ cheese cubes
deli sandwiches w/ chips
french toast sticks
ramen w/ rolls
apple peanut butter pizzas w/ banana bread
chicken strips w/ apple sause
tortellini alfredo w/ rolls
chicken packets w/ apples


spaghetti w/ french bread
soup w/ fruit and crackers
teriyaki chicken w/ rice and oranges
meatball subs w/ fries
waffles w/ bacon, sausage and potatoes ( I make both bacon and sausage because some kids like one or the other)
smoked chicken sandwiches w/ chips and salad
mexican pot roast tacos
cocktail meatballs over noodles
spicy peanut chicken w/ rice
flank steak w/ roasted veggies

Everything is homemade but the ramen :) My kids love it but I only buy it about 2x a year.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

card share

I made this for a friend that just got a teaching job ( no peeking Jenn E. ;))

cardstock: Core'dinations ( this is from a new paper collection pack called sugar n spice!)
patterned paper, twine and journalling tag: Jillibean Soup
stamps: Hero Arts ( I stamped the apple on the back of the cardstock and cut it out)
embossing floder: Cuttlebug

Thursday, October 8, 2009

just a quickie

I finished Ellie's dress and managed to get a picture. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out! I see more of these in her future ;)

fabric: Basic Grey, patterns: Portabellapixie

Now to finish the layout I started the other day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Hey :)

I have been a bad blogger. No reason. Just a lack of things to say. Nothing really exciting happening. School and laundry do not necessarily make for good conversation. I could tell you how much I love those Shout Color Catchers :) Those things rock! I put one in almost every load. With dark wash jeans being the style and those long sleeve boys shirts that are a colored body with white sleeves, Color catchers are a must. I can't tell you how many boys shirts after the first wash colored the white sleeves pink or gray. Grrrrrrrr. So I am happy to buy a box of color catchers every couple of weeks to save $ on clothes. That is my exciting laundry tip ;)

As for scrapping, not much happening. The baby is waking so often I am only getting about 4 hours of nonconsecutive sleep a night. So I am too dang tired to play with paper and photos. I did make a couple of cards. I love how quickly a card can come together when I want to make something but don't have a lot of time or energy :)

cardstock: Core'dinations
ribbon and button: Stampin' Up
I used a mini Scor-it to make the grid lines

I will be back tomorrow to share the other card and hopefully the dress to go with the baby's ruffle pants :)