Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween and more

Yesterday was Halloween, and I had so much fun! Sam and I went to the local church carnival, where he played with some friends from school. I mostly walked around and hung out with one of the other mothers there. Afterwards, I went by another church to pick up some BBQ dinners that my boss had purchased for all the employees as part of a fundraiser. Unfortunately, I was 10 minutes early. The people there were adamant that they would NOT be giving those dinners out before 5:00 p.m. on the dot or later. After an awkward 5 minutes of standing around, I decided I would just give up and go home. I hope someone enjoyed those dinners . . . Back home we needed to put Sam's costume back in order, since during the carnival, various things (boot covers, gloves, belt buckle) had all been given to me while Sam played. We stopped by Pere' and Mammaw's house first, before walking over to the subdivision across the street for more trick or treating. Sam and I were both extremely tired by the time we arrived back home around 7 p.m. I did get lots of cute photos though, and I can't wait to create a page or two about our fun day.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Oh, I am a terrible blogger. Recently, Facebook has seemed to take over most of my time online, followed closely by

I entered a journaling challenge earlier this month, and decided to create a page that expressed my feelings about a situation I left behind a couple of years ago. I thought it would be therapeutic. Instead, it just brought back all the anger. I was so upset, I could not even create any scrapbook pages for almost three weeks. Finally, I deleted the page from my gallery at That actually made me feel better! Since then, I have at least been able to work on a few digital pages. My goal this weekend is to work on some pages that have some recent Easter photos.

Speaking of which, we had a great time visiting with our family members during the Easter weekend. Sam had a blast playing with his cousins. If all goes well, I hope to post some photos here later this weekend. Until then, take care and thanks for stopping by here. :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Crop Connection

For the past couple of days I have been attending Crop Connection in Pearl, MS. I had thought my MIL would be going with me, but she cancelled at the last moment. So, I haven't really had anyone to talk to, and it hasn't been as much fun as last year was. However, Saturday, I am signed up for two classes in the afternoon, which should make the day go by much faster. I went for 5 hours on Thursday night, and only managed to finish one page. I went for 4 hours yesterday, and finished two pages, so I haven't been as productive as I would like. All total, I completed one page for my Disney album, one for my Christmas album, and one for my 2008 album. I tried to work on Valentine cards for friends, but did not have the things with me to finish those (sigh). Anyway, I hope Saturday goes much better.

I still have a lingering cough from that really bad chest cold, but I am feeling much better. Earlier this week, I had an accident at work when a shelf and some books fell on my foot. I am still limping a little from that. Otherwise, things are good here.

I have been busy getting ready for Sam's upcoming birthday party. I ordered the cake for his party on Friday, as well as cupcakes for him to take to school. All the invitations were sent out for that this week as well. So, now I just need to get the party bags ready, and have the balloons blown up on the day of the party. We will be having the party at a Sports Academy this year, so I hope it will be fun.

That is about all that is going on here. I'll probably come back after Sam's party and give another update then. Bye for now!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Just checking in . . .

Well, I am finally feeling better, after battling a horrible cold for the past week. As my 46th birthday approaches, I find myself focused more on eating healthy and exercising. Shanna treated me to lunch on Friday at the Marriott downtown. I talked Shanna into walking back out to the truck with me, so we could have a photo together. Luckily, I realized that this was the last day to renew my driver's license without a late fee, so I went by and took care of that today as well. Also, I finished my second page for Project 365. The photos on my second page are not anything special, but I really like the idea of capturing "everyday" moments. It should make an interesting album at the end of the year.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Check out Paper Crafts by Rach

She is giving away lots of goodies on her blog!!

Project 365

Creating Keepsakes magazine had an article recently about creating an album by taking a photo a day. The idea was to create a two page layout for every week with journaling. Of course, there are pre-assembled kits for sale, but I decided to create my own pages, so that I could have a little more flexibility in the design. I also know that there have been several blogs and threads featuring the "photo a day" concept. However, this was the first time I had seen the idea of these types of photos being intended for a specific album. This is my first page. Digital credits are as follows: Digital Couture quick page; Veronica Ponce "Cottage Bluff" journaling mats; Gina Cabrera Stitched Word labels