Friday, May 30, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 23

Nathan’s Lego collection! I didn’t realize when I was taking the photo that you can see his medal and hat collections too… bonus!

Other stuff
Today was the kiddos last day of school. The big ones are going to Galveston with Kevin tonight for an annual Sand Castle Competition that his company participates in, which is tomorrow. Little man and I are going to stay home and watch Alvin and the Chipmunks. should be a nice weekend!

Here’s to summer!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 22

It might sounds silly, but it thrills me to know end that in our new house, I can close the doors and hide the laundry and everything associated with it! In our old house, the laundry area (it wasn’t even big enough to be a room… the washer and dryer were actually across from each other!) was right off the kitchen and it made me crazy that you could see everything. not anymore! Our laundry room is upstairs next to the master bedroom. Laundry is still a constant (never-ending!) chore but at least now, I can close the doors and not have a constant reminder of it.

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 21

Prettiness in my backyard… I couldn’t make up my mind which flowers and plants I liked the best so I tried to get as many as I could in the picture! The bush/tree thing in the far back has these pretty, long, purple things on it – no idea what they are called – I am so not a green thumb! I do know the yellow flowers are hibiscus, I like those.

Here’s to counting down the days to Friday… the kiddos last day of school!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 20

As soon as the kids were all gone this morning for school, I took this photo. I cleaned up on Sunday because the clutter was driving me crazy (and because my daughter was having two friends spend the night!) so it isn’t in to bad of a state right now. You can see the bookshelf from IKEA waiting to be assembled… next on the list of things to buy, a new TV stand! Kevin’s pillow, he moved to the couch because he wasn’t sleeping well… poor guy. Drew’s color box and papers (he says he's making a homemade coloring book!) and a toy snake with a toilet paper roll around its neck (not sure what’s up with that!). and that’s our living room!

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 17

One of the most colorful things in our house would be Drew’s room... eventually his walls will match the comforter. Four walls, four colors… green, yellow, blue, and orange!

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Sing it with me, “SpongeBob SquarePants!”

Thursday, May 22, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 15

My comfy (and very worn out!) slippers! I think if my husband had his way, they would go straight to the trash. never I say…

Other stuff
I’ve felt pretty crappy since Saturday. I finally went to the doctor today and now have antibiotics. Things are always fuzzy when I enter the land of the sinus infection so hopefully I’ll be back to normal soon. It’s hard to keep up with everything when you feel blah!

Here’s to feeling better!

Monday, May 19, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 12

Love this photo of some pictures displayed in our home… it’s hard to tell but on the right are the kids school photos and on the left is a great big light house pictures given to me from my mom (it was always displayed in the house I grew up in). The far picture is a sketch of a girl and her dog. This picture once belonged to my Grandparents and my mom brought it down to me on her first visit to our new home. love this view… always makes me happy!

Enjoy your week!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 8

Water, water, water! I drink two of these big `ol bottles a day!

Other stuff
I’m planning on going to Drew’s school later for the book fair… apparently he’s very excited about an Iron Man and Pok√©mon book. I’ve got my May Scarlet Lime kit spread out on my table and I’m hoping to create something today… love this kit! Here’s something fun, I’ve got a layout in the newest Scarlet Lime Newsletter... that was fun to see! :-) Everything is in full swing for Nathan’s slumber party tomorrow with more to do… 8 boys! I know they’ll all have an awesome time… should be crazy and loud!

28 Days stuff
Today is officially the start of week 2 of 28 Days and that means there is now an audio file available for enrolled students. Just click on the "audio" link at the top of the classroom at BPS and it will take you right to the files.

I leave you with this… never watch Love Actually while on an elliptical machine because you might start laughing so hard that you might lose your balance and look like a complete idiot while trying to hang on for dear life… not that this happened to me or anything, lol!

28 Days - Photo Day 7

Last night’s dinner… roast! I typically reserve food like this for the weekend but on Monday I discovered that SOMEONE (who shall remain nameless!) forgot to close the freezer door in the garage all the way so I had to move everything to the fridge in the kitchen and I’ve been cooking like a mad woman ever since!

more later…

Sunday, May 11, 2008

28 Days - Photo Day 4

My Nike's for working out (and used everyday for that reason!)... so comfortable!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mama's out there! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Here's to a new pair of 8 lb. dumbbells and 6 killer t-shirts! You have no idea what perfect gifts these were for me... they know me so well!

It's nice to be loved!

Friday, May 09, 2008

28 Days – Photo Day 2

Here’s something that I miss about our old house… the mailbox right in front of the house. The new house has one of those community mailbox set ups… it’s down the street and around the corner. I am not a fan!

Happy Friday! Here’s to air conditioning!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

28 Days – Photo Day 1

It's day 1 of 28 Day... the first of my many daily photos is posted above!



Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

28 Days: registration ends today

I just wanted to give a quick update and say that the registration for 28 Days ends today. So if you would like to join in, head on over to BPS and sign up. Hope to see you in class!


other (random!) stuff
I got nada done yesterday… My husband ended up staying home from work (sick!) and it threw my entire day. He’s better today thankfully! Tonight is my daughters last concert for The Houston Youth Symphony. We are so very proud of her! I blew through Twilight last week, loved it. It was a tad addicting really, I had a hard time putting it down. I’m counting down to the end of school (as well as the kids!). Normally I don’t look forward to school getting out but this year is different – maybe it’s all the camps I signed the big kids up for! lol! Now I just need to figure out a way to keep my very busy 6 year old occupied.

That’s pretty much it! Today I need to do all the stuff that didn’t get done yesterday… can you say laundry, laundry, laundry! it’s never ending…

Here’s to a very productive Wednesday!

Monday, May 05, 2008

all is well...

We had a wonderful weekend with beautiful weather… a soccer game, an 8th grade dance, and the last Houston Youth Symphony rehearsal were checked off our to-do list. Today I have kept myself busy… the bathrooms are clean, the floors are swept, I ordered our April photos, and there are pork tenderloin chops cooking in the crock-pot for dinner tonight. It feels good to get so much done! 28 Days starts in Thursday – I’m exited! I feel like I’ve been waiting forever May 8th to get here, I can’t wait!

And now… I think I’ll go watch a Without a Trace and take a break before the kiddos come home and mass chaos ensues…

Happy Monday!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Happy NSD | win a free pass to 28 Days


Check out the Simple Scrapbooks website, they’re having a scavenger hunt today and Big Picture Scrapbooking is one of the sponsors.


Go here to participate---> Scrapbooking Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes


Here's the cool part I've been jumping out of my seat to share - BPS is giving away free passes to my 28 Days class!!! Stacy blogged about it here. so cool! Join in the Scavenger Hunt to participate... happy searching!


Hope your day is a creative and crafty one!

Friday, May 02, 2008

scavenger hunt sweepstakes

Did you get the latest Simple Scrapbooks newsletter? It said...

This Saturday, May 3, is National Scrapbooking Day! For that day only, we’ll be hosting a Scrapbooking Scavenger Hunt Sweepstakes involving many of your favorite manufacturers, including American Crafts, Big Picture Scrapbooking, Cosmo Cricket, EK Success, Fancy Pants Designs, QuicKutz, Scrapworks, and Tinkering Ink.

again, just saying... :-)

Did you see this post by Stacy on the Scrap Big blog? It's about a $5 off coupon for any workshop (as well as a chance to win a spot in Stacy's "Have More Fun" class)... see her post for details! cool huh!

Happy Friday... finally, right?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

just saying…

Be sure to check out the Simple Scrapbooks website on Saturday (which is National Scrapbook Day)… there might be something cool going on… I don’t know all the details… just saying…

And that’s all the cryptic messages I have for today! :-)