Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Happy Rainy Day!

So where did our sun go!! One day isnt enough for me I need it BACK! LOL!!! So since we couldnt play outside we played inside!!!

Here is what the kiddos and I did today! Trying to reuse more things.. so here is some fun mini albums! I cut the covers out of the boxes.. then let the kids decorate them anyway they want! :) NOW to get some photos for inside!!!


and After-

I think they turned out pretty darn cute!!!

I also did this today! I still have a few more pages to make up, but I am not sure on the photos yet... so for now I have the cover of my acrylic album-

and page 1 (ok the only page that is done! :) )

I also did the challenge for Scrapping The Music Blog and it was also for my friends challenge at
Scrappin Mojo a fun new site I
found! I LOVED this photo of the kids! it is actually just cropped from the family photo I shared in the acrylic album!... I got in super close so you couldnt see Steve and I! You can see a messy face, but I LOVED it!! Printed it 4 times! LOL!!

So that is about all I have to share today!!
Hope your having a GREAT week! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Happy Friday and some stuff to share!!

Ok I have to admit I have a new addiction to The Pioneer Women Cooks! I cant stop finding YUMMY recipes on her site!! I shared this recipe in an earlier post.. I made it again.. and sharing a photo!!!

It is just seriously the BEST salad ever ever ever~ hee hee!! Steve likes it, Justin likes it.. and the BEST part is.. you just toss in whatever veggies you have, I totally adjusted the recipe to fit what we had... carrots, peppers, red onion, zucc., bean sprouts, and we add chicken!! Again for my dressing I used the sesame dressing from Trader Joes.. just to use it up, but I added some of her dressing stuff to just to jazz it up ~ and YUM!! It will be made all summer long here... and you see that platter... she always says put things on a platter that makes your heart pitter patter... that made me pitter patter last week at Kohls.. I had to buy it! I used some of my winnings from the slots before the concert.. I LOVED it.. and I LOVED the bowl... but I walked away from that $50 beauty! SIGH! I do have some control~! HA HA!!!
Ok there is my food share! Since our sun was hiding last week I did some scrappen!! Want to see! :) Some Beach, some 4th, and some FALL! (yeah I am BEHIND... way BEHIND.. 10 years but who is counting!!)

So I think that is about all I got for ya today!!! Have a WONDERFUL weekend, thanks for stopping by!!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My day today!

So today was cloudy and not so summery here!! I spent my time in the kitchen!! :) Oh and a load of laundry! :)

This is what I made today!! :) Arent these the cutest!! I got the blog info from my friend Mara she has been baking lots of fun stuff lately and totally gotten me bitten by the baking bug! :)

These little cuties can be found at the Bakerella Blog Such CUTE ideas!!!
They took me about 3 hours to make, because for some reason I ONLY got ONE candy mold... I did that version... candy mold not using the cookie cutter... So next trip to Mikes I am gonna get 3 more! I am so gonna make these AGAIN! and AGAIN!!! Cant you see CUTE pumpkin faces on them for fall... and xmas ones... so FUN!! The kiddos helped me decorate them, and EAT them of course!

We also made MORE Jam!!! We got strawberrys from our yard and our neighbors.. had to get a few from the store.. still not up to the 4 cups so I tossed in my raspberries I had! So it turned into Strawberry Raspberry Jam... and it was YUMMY! :)

Then I have been on this homemade salsa kick! My cousin made it using canned tomato's and it was sooo GOOD! I usually make mine with fresh... well I still do have a fresh version but this one is just yummy!! I did actually use 2 tomatos I roasted on the BBQ in it, I like that~ we are having tacos tonite just so we can use it! YUM!! Dinner is a 6:30 if you want to join us! LOL!!

And finally I did this.. I didnt get to scrap but I got in my playroom, I made this little box to take over some of the cupcake bite treats to our neighbor! The kiddos watch their cat when they go out of town, they are just super nice, and she leaves goodies for the kiddos, so we took them some jam (strawberrys were from their garden too!) and the cupcake bites! Had to have a CUTE way to take them over! :)

I just love those boxes I soooo am gonna get a head start and make some for the holidays!! hee hee! I ALWAYS say these things... Ask me Dec. 15th what I have done! HA HA!!

Ok blogger is going down in 3 minutes so they say.. I gotta post this.. Hope your day is GREAT! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!!!! What a GREAT weekend we had!!!! Friday I got to go to a Lemon Drops and Flip Flops party at my friend Traceys house! Then saturday we got a new car! (sorry NO photo yet.. This week I PROMISE!!) We got a 2006 Honda Accord, it is really nice, the kids love it.. Justin said it was TIGHT! I hope he thinks it is TIGHT in 7 years when he gets it , and Steve and I get the convertible 2 seater TIGHTER ride! HA HA!!!! :) Then Saturday night we did THIS....
Saw Montgomery Gentry

and TOBY KEITH!! in concert!!

What a GREAT show it was!! We saw Montgomery Gentry last year they just get the crowd PUMPED up.. they are great showmen!
We havent seen Toby in 5 years.. WOWY! what a SHOW!! He was so much FUN! Lots of fireworks, and shooting confetti! His stage was a HUGE Ford truck grill~ so COOL! The weather was GREAT.. we stopped by the casino before hand.. won a little bit and had a not so great dinner! BUT it was DATE night so that made it alright!!! THANKS Tutu for watching the kiddos!!!
Sunday we went to spend the day with our friends in Bellingham, it was FUN, drove the new car again, it drives really nice... I just feel so LOW after driving the Yukon!! Which I will still drive... but it will be nice to have the smaller car when we have lots of errands to do!!!
Today the kidlets and I are hanging out, I hope to get some SCRAP time in.. Oh I mean clean time in! :) (that was in case Steve is reading this! HA HA!!) and tonite our Justin will SUIT up for football... or at least meet his coach and get his gear... I need some wine now please... I KNOW he will love it.. but oh my BABY playing football!!! Ok gonna SMILE, be STRONG and take LOTS of photos! (I have some FUN paper to use for the layouts! :) hee hee!)

Time to make breakfast.. THANKS for stopping by! Have a GREAT week!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Happy Saturday!!!

Happy Saturday.. or if your Steve and I happy DATE night,.. Happy TOBY KEITH night!! YEAH! it is the concert... and where is our sun.. I am wearing shorts... it is summer not caring if it is out.. course it would HELP if it was out! LOL!! :)

So today at Itty Bitty Scrap Shackthey are having a GRAND re-opening crop!!! Lots of FUN challenges come over and play if you can!! Here is my challenge
and here is what I did for it! This will be the opening page for our beach trip this year!!! This is the first time in 10 years I have done a LO this way.. and the 1st time in our books I have.. Justin got the last one in his book! Yeah I know I am WILD! HA HA!!!!

So that is about all I have to share... hoping to bake some FUN this weekend but dont think it is gonna happen!! So next week for sure! :) Cant believe July is half over.. WHERE does time go! We are having a SUPER fun summer!! I am helping TRAIN Justin!! Football starts in 2 weeks, and he wants to be READY... I am so proud of him.. his running has improved 100% and he just keeps on going and TRYING,.. I am also helping Amanda get ready for soccer! She is doing GREAT! She doesnt enjoy 1 and a half hour training sessions like Justin! LOL! But that is ok.. she is fast and can kick! :) So I told Steve can I put on my resume now Personal Trainer to sports stars?!! HA HA!!!

Have a GREAT weekend! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday! :) I am just sitting here and feeling like rambling! LOL! So that is what your gonna get! :) Ramblings, Recipe shares, and a layout I did this week! Arent you lucky!! :) LOL!!! :)

This is what I made this week with our strawberrys from our little garden!! YUM!! Amanda is my model! I asked for the hand photo and she wanted the taking a bite photo, hey I will take ANY PHOTO if they are asking! LOL!!!!

and if your interested here is where I got the recipe! BUT!!! I added a few things from the reviews! I used 1 1/4 cup of WW flour (the kids didnt even know!) 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, and 1(+) tsp. of vanilla! I did cut the berries and let them sit about an hour or so (a bit longer since we were eating dinner!) then just added the berries and juice right in! they were good really moist!! and we still have some! That is gonna be my breakfast!! :)

Also this week I made this YUMMY salad found on this blog The Pioneer Women Cooks Her blog is so funny!! and has some YUMMY recipes I am so making the orange mini muffins with brown sugar glaze, and apple dumplings! (No diet that day!) , and AMAZING photos on it!!!

and FINALLY~ this is what I did this week!! I hoped to get more done.. but the one I am working on is just sitting there, BUT I think I have a break through in my mind to finish it now... I hate when I have a vision and then get stuck on the layout because the vision isnt flowing!! Maybe tomorrow I can get it together! :) But for now I leave you with Ice Cream, and a Kiss! :)

Thanks for stopping by!! Have a GREAT day!!!!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

We are HOME!

We had such a FUN FUN time on our trip!!! I have lots of photos to share!! :) But here are just a few!

The Water Park was so FUN! Our room was really cute, the kiddos loved it their room was like a cave, with a TV in it! they loved laying in bed watching it after the water park! the LOVED the bunk beds.. I think ALL hotels need them! LOL!!!! We played there for about 6 hours our first day, and a little over an hour on the 2nd! (we had to leave for Longview that day!) The kids could have stayed a week (PLUS! LOL!) I LOVED the big bucket... they had a 10,000 gallon bucket that dumped over the whole structure about every 3 minutes... you can see Steve looking back at it in one of the photos!!!

Then after the water park we were off to Longview for the 4th! We went to chinese for lunch at our FAVORITE place!! Then over to the lake, for some FUN! Justin, Amanda and I got tattoos- we couldnt talk Steve into it! LOL!! Then after the lake off to Nancys for a BBQ, and some fire works! Then BACK to the lake for the BIG firework show! Off to the hotel, then up early to head to the BEACH!

WE had such a fun time!! The weather was ok... pretty windy! No rain that is what counts! Saturday we met Larry, Kimmie and Buggy for lunch and shoppen! Then that night we went out to where they were camping with some of the family and hung out for dinner, and a drink or 3 or 10! :) That was me Steve was driving he was a good boy!!! :) Sunday....hung out in Long Beach, went to the beach!!! Monday the boys went golfing and Amanda and I went to the beach! :) and had a picnic!! Tuesday MORE beach fun before going home! it was super foggy I couldnt get the one photo I wanted so I had to do it a bit different! :)

Then we went BACK to Longview for chinese lunch (hey I told you we LOVED that place!!! YUM YUM!!) then HOME..... NOW I get to do 100 loads of laundry and unpack!! :) I already want another vacation!

SO that is our week! Hope you had a GREAT 4th! Thanks for stopping by!!!! Off to my chores!! :)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

Here are the star cookies the kiddos and I made for the BBQ at Antzy Nancy's House!! My friend Mara shared the recipe... now her's were MUCH PURDIER then ours! But they taste good and the kiddos loved them!!!

Have a HAPPY and SAFE 4th... will be back with BEACH photos.... please send our sun back if you know where it is! LOL!!!
Happy 4th! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

IBSS July Reveal!

Today at Itty Bitty Scrap Shack it was my friend Zoa and my reveal day of the July
Kit!! I will let you see my 2 layouts, I showed 4 things, and Zoa showed three! You gotta go there to see! LOL!! :) Her work is just BEAUTIFUL ~ take a peeky at
her blog if you have some time!! and she has FOUR kiddos and gets all that beautiful stuff done... She is my HERO!!!! I have 2 kids and cant get 1/4 of that done!

Ok enough rambling! Here is what I did! :)

and NO I am not gonna talk about that wild night! HA HA!!! :) Just know it was ALOT of fun... and went into the next day! ;)

So we are busy getting ready for our beach trip! Cant wait for those photos!!! YIPPEEE! I have already told the kids bring those SMILES!! :)

Hope your having a GREAT week~ thanks for stopping by!!!