Saturday, December 27, 2008
What distracted me? FACEBOOK! Thanks, Laura. *roll eyes*
So, I hope you had a Merry Christmas. Santa was good to us. We've got LOTS of video games to play now. I got some scrappy goodness and several cool cookbooks.
The holidays are about over and it's time to get back to scrapping. A Kiss on the Chic won't be having a January kit but we'll all be back at it in February! I can't wait!
Friday, December 5, 2008
I guess I need to find an elf...and eat a cracker or two.
Does anyone know what language elves speak?
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
This is the Merry & Bright kit. It features new papers from Webster's Pages, Prima, and Making Memories. And girls, the embellies are out of this world!!!
And here's the Very Vintage Christmas. It features Jenni Bowlin papers and a lot of fun vintage finds.
You can find lots of ideas from the design team on the site!
And I'll be back later to post some of what I've done!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Here is how a typical play looked. Jason was quarterback for both teams and two were defense and two were offense. One had to touch the fence while holding the ball in order to score. There were no PAT.
I love this shot of Carson giving Eli a play:
And not to be outdone is Jacob giving Ian a play (or he's looking for snot):
And here is how most plays ended up looking - Eli crying. Sometimes it was because he didn't get the ball, sometimes it was because he didn't score, sometimes it was because he got "tackled", but most times it was because he got hurt. I think this shot was before he got smacked in the forehead with the football. *sigh*
Scrapbook supplies - without these, I would be a bigger blob spending more time in front of the tv. Or I'd be a big blob gamer in front of the computer
Scrappy friends - without these I might be a tad insane
DVR - dude, whoever came up with this idea is a GENIUS!
Pioneer Woman, Rocco DiSpirito, Nigella Lawson, et al - I *heart* cooking and they've got great recipes!
OK, that's my list for now!
I think today we're going to put up the Christmas stuff so I'll try to come back with pics tonight or tomorrow!
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
But, the good thing is I get to see my cute blog banner. I dunno, I just LOVE it! I wonder what I'll come up with for Christmas.
Off to watch tv!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
And I'm still using pieces from the November A Kiss on the Chic kit! Girls, I'm telling you, this kit is uber packed!!!
She challenged us to scrap "history" as that's the subject for 3rd grade. I picked this picture from Christmas 2004 when we lived in Europe. These little windmill type things are in every town. I miss Germany.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
The figurative cloud is the fact that football season is now over. While I'm glad to have my weeks and nights back for the first time since July, I am sad it's over. Really, it's going to take me a little while to get used to having the time to cook dinner, check homework, make the boys bathe, take Jacob to karate, etc. It's just all been put on the back burner for months. OK, so the boys have bathed but really not enough. *ewww*
The football team did such a great job! We played the defending champs today and we almost pulled it off. We scored and it was called back for holding. What??? Last 2 minutes of the game and we've just scored a game-tying touchdown and NOW the refs call the FIRST holding penalty of the game??? And to make matters worse, we watched the video a little while ago and there was no holding. Referees shouldn't determine the outcome of a game like that. Oh well, time to focus on other things and get ready for baseball season.
I'm not feeling scrappy today. It's dark outside, it's dark inside, there's football on tv, and I just want to veg today. Maybe tomorrow I'll scrap and post some fun things.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This page I did for the challenge at http://scrapstars.net:
OK, so I have to name 6 things I value and 6 things I don't value. And then I have to pass this award on to 6 other bloggers/friends.
1-pizza. Hey, it's the title of my blog. I have to get this in everything I do.
2-my boys. I can't be generic and say children because honestly, I don't want girls.
3-my husband. Well I have to be mushy and include him, too. Plus he keeps me in line.
4-my online friends. I can't really say in real life friends because a) I don't have that many due to moving around and b) I have a lot of online friends due to moving around.
5-my parents. Ooops, I almost forgot them!
6-humor. These lists are hard. I'm shallow and don't value much else.
1-lazy people. How much harder can it be to turn to the left and bring something to me rather than going the same distance to the right to put it in the mail room?
2-stupid drivers. Dude, seriously, if you need to be there that quickly, leave sooner. If you can't leave sooner, give it up and deal. And the white edge around a stop sign doesn't make it optional. Just because "no one else really stops there" doesn't mean you shouldn't. If I'm in the left lane PASSING OTHER CARS, get off my ass. I don't need bump-drafted.
3-the Bachelor, the Bachelorette, and all those other stupid reality shows.
4-the Big 10 football conference. Seriously, the SEC has killed you every time. Deal.
5-too much homework in 2nd grade. Can you tell I'm having issues with this?
6-laundry. The dryer is dinging now. *sigh*
I'm sooo excited to offer this Pink Paislee kit to you! I can't believe Rebecca was kind enough to let me have the scoop on this Brand New Product before anyone else!!! I will update the photos of this kit once all the product arrives! PLEASE NOTE: THIS KIT SEEN HERE IS NOT COMPLETE! WAITING ON SOME OF THE PP PRODUCT & JENNI BOWLIN PRODUCT TO ARRIVE... I will retake the photos once everything is here. You can see this is a GREAT value even without the other product!
American Crafts - Cardstock
Vintage Inspired Postcard Sheet
Prima - Pink Large Flower
Prima - Silver Small Flowers -
Etsy Find - Dictionary Flowers -
Pink Paislee - Tinsel Town - Rub-ons
Pink Paislee - Ribbon
Pink Paislee - Journaling Cards
Pink Paislee - Fashion Script - Green /Pink
Pink Paislee - Pixie Stix - Raspberry
Etsy Find - Felt Word Bubble
American Crafts - Silver Thickers Shapes
Vintage Inspired Bookprint Flowers - 2
Rachel Ashwell - "Wish" Ticket
Christmas Ornament -1 with Ribbon
Jenni Bowlin Star - 1
Crown Journaling Sheet
Vintage Mica Snow - 1 Bag
Prima - Clear Swirl
White Tag - 1
Misc. Ribbon & Pipe Cleaner
Misc. Buttons & Do-dads
This is a GREAT add-on kit and will be a wonderful addition to the Main Kit! I am working on getting my Clear Scraps House Album finished with the Vintage Mica Snow! This is a gret album kit and would be a GREAT gift idea for someone special! Can you find the wonderful Etsy find in this kit??? Yup, it's another "Crochet" flower and again, it's my Etsy friend you did all of these one-of-a-kind by hand!
Pink Paislee - Tinsel Town
Christmas is Coming to Town Add on Stamp:
This Thanksgiving kit is probably the most "Glamorous" Thanksgiving kit your going to find! I've had sooo much fun making this kit and I've added lots of sparkle!!! The black just makes this a unique Fall kit and will go with more then just your Thanksgiving pictures! I hope you enjoy this kit as much as I have and don't forget to check out the beautiful examples in the Kit Club Gallery by the Design Team!
Basic Grey - Ambrosia
1 Orange Paper Flower & Leaves
This Basic Grey album is sooo adorable! Have you seen the page tabs? Check it out for more detail on their website. This has some GREAT extras that you are not going to want to miss out on! Notice the crochet flower! Those are from a great Etsy lady who handmade every single one! Each one is one-of-a-kind!!! It has great dimension and I can't wait to use mine of something!
Friday, November 7, 2008
The boys have given me their funk. Or at least tried to. The good thing is I haven't eaten dinner the past couple of days. The bad thing is when I eat lunch I feel all blech. At least I'm not achy like I was yesterday and the day before. Ughhh.
So, one of the local radio stations has started playing Christmas music...non stop...24/7....until Christmas. Now, the Boston Pops version of Sleigh Ride is my favorite Christmas song - but dude, I can't listen to it 5 times a day starting November 1st!!!! Seriously, there's like 150 years of Christmas music out there, surely you can come up with more than a 35-40 song playlist!!!
Football playoffs start tomorrow. A big part of me hopes we win because the boys have worked hard and I would love to see them go all the way. The cold and tired part of me wouldn't miss sitting at practice next week. Great, now I've jinxed the team!
Speaking of "Go Team" - Alabama plays LSU tomorrow. It's a big game. My butt's going to be parked right on the couch watching it, too! OK, after the pee wee game...and groceries...and buying Ian a birthday present or two....
And speaking of Ian - tomorrow is his 7th birthday. I'll have to take some special pictures of just him. If he'll let me...which he usually doesn't. Little snot. He wants a Lego castle thing that has a good castle and a bad castle. Hunh? Yeah, that's how he explained it to me. He apparently saw it at Kmart a few weeks ago. When did he tell me he wanted this thing? Last night. Guess where I'll be tomorrow....yup, at Kmart.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
However, on a lighter note, check out my boy:
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I voted today. I haven't voted since the 2000 election. Not because I didn't want to, but when the Army moved us to Germany, my wonderful home county decided I didn't live here anymore and dropped me from the rolls. I didn't bother to re-register until this year. And I was almost too late. I'm such a procrastinator.
So, not only am I sitting without the tv and internet going but I am praying. Hard. Christina told me that we needed to pray that God's will be done. Oh, but it's hard. The outcome effects my life. Not just in the grand scheme of things, but literally. Jason's in the Army. The new chief could make or break his future. There are big decisions to be made depending on how it all ends.
Do I dare continue my morning ritual of turning on the tv for an hour before I go? I might have to leave it on SpongeBob all morning.
I wish I could go to bed with a feeling of peace in my heart. But I can't.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This one is for ScrapTag at The Scrapping Spot. Basically, we "roll a number" and pick a layout to lift by the person who corresponds with that number. I rolled Dee (former AWESOME DT member at the spot). Her stuff is always way more artsy or full or detailed than I am. Boy, it's hard sometimes! But I like it!
This one is also for The Spot - that Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader scrapbook style challenge. The 1st half of the challenge involved politics or government. I used these pictures of Paris because it's the capital of France and each of these pictures means something to the history of French government/politics. The Lourve was originally built as a palace and fortress for Philip II; the Arc de Triomphe' was built by Napoleon to celebrate his armies; and of course, there's the tomb of Napoleon himself. Boy, that was kind of creepy to be there. But it's still significant.
And the 2nd half of that challenge was to scrap a page where someone else did the writing. Eli just happened to draw this this morning. Notice that Auburn symbol on there. What in the world??? Where did we go wrong with our children? We're Alabama fans and so far 3 of them claim to like Auburn. And how did my 5 year old who can't spell his last name yet, figure out how to draw the Auburn symbol so well????
OK, I'm going to bed now. Well, downstairs. I have loads of laundry piled on my bed that need handled first. *sigh*
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
My 11-year old...smart thing...lazy thing. The teachers post their grades online throughout the grading period so parents can see what's going on and not be surprised come report card time. Well, I'm looking at Jacob's and he's got 2 C's. He shouldn't have C's. Heck, he shouldn't even have B's but I'm willing to give him one grading period in Middle School to get used to things. And those C's are in 2 of his favorite subjects. Why? HE'S NOT DOING HIS HOMEWORK! WTF? Why not? I have no idea. And what's worse is he lies about having any or getting it done. And the times when I do KNOW he's done the work? He doesn't turn it in. Is he looking for attention? Is he too overwhelmed with starting middle school? What can I do?
Sunday, October 5, 2008
So, we're doing some serious purging around here. We gathered ALL of the DS, gameboy, gamecube, playstation, xbox, and psp games and a bunch of movies PLUS the nintendo gamecube, a nintendo gameboy advance, the xbox 1 AND a playstation 2 we didn't want and took the whole lot to Gamestop to see what we could get for them. One hour later we walked out with a credit for $330!!! Yay! Now Santa can get MarioKart plus 4 wheels for Christmas and maybe Wii fit and/or maybe Guitar Hero or Rock Band. And we picked up an extra Xbox 360 controller. We only had one and the boys have never been able to play 2 player games. So now we're down to the Wii, the Xbox 360, one DS, and one PSP. I feel lightweight now!
Saturday my mom is having a yard sale with a friend and we're putting in a bunch of our crap. I've got furniture, small appliances, toys, clothes, CRAP to put in there. I'd like to make a couple of hundred - sure would be nice for Christmas!
Speaking of Christmas, I actually got Jason to look at the Ipod Touch today. That's a vast improvement.
On sadder notes, Carson's team lost their football game yesterday. Sucks, but we were playing last year's champion. It was 19 - 0 but considering the other team is way bigger and faster, we parents thought the boys played really well. I'm slacking at taking pictures the last 2 weeks.
Here's a digi page I did today for the "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader" challenge at www.thescrappingspot.com :
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
You Are Megara!
Charming and witty. You are always the first person to come up with a wisecrack. Sure, you have an attitude, but that's why people love you. You keep them on their toes. Sometimes you can be misleading, but always end up doing the right thing for the people you love.
Which Disney Princess Are You?
Kit #1 - "Very Vintage Halloween" - Haunted House Album - Add-on Kit: $14.00
Kit #1 - "Very Vintage Halloween" - Pink Paislee Add-on Kit: $20.00
Kit #1 - "Very Vintage Halloween" - Extra Shabby Add-on Kit: $14.00
Laura went totally overboard and didn't realize it! oops.. Hopefully you LOVELY ladies LOVE Halloween! I think you're covered for sure! There's the Little Yellow Bicycle Haunted House Album for those of you who wanted an album add-on... great Pink Paislee Stamps (I might have to get one and I rarely stamp!) and great chipboard accents for the stampers in the club AND last but not least, the "Shabby Chic/Vintage" lovers who just want more paper and embellishments are covered in the last add-on! Hopefully this isn't too confusing to you guys. You just pick what you like and when they run out, they run out! I will tell you Laura only ordered 6 stamp sets so there are only 6 of the Pink Paislee stamp kits!
One last thing...
Just to make sure everyone knows how to order the kits...
1. Go to the blog at: http://akissonthechic.typepad.com/ and click on the left hand side where it says "kit club". There will be an "october kits" button that you can click on and it will direct you to the kits. There will be Paypal buttons for you to purchase and you'll want to click on the Member price. PLEASE purchase all kits that you want at the same time! (see note at the bottom)
2. The kits will be up on the website as well: http://www.akissonthechic.com/ but the Paypal buttons on the website will direct you to the blog since we don't have the buttons working yet on my website to purchase.
3. You may order as many kits as you want! I will say that this month we WILL SELL OUT OF ALL KITS! If the Halloween kit is sold out and you want to skip this month, that is fine. But remember, you only get to skip 2 times in a 12 month period. And the Basic Grey kit is going to "rock" too!!!
Now keep in mind, Laura just picked her Design Team last Wednesday so they are just getting their goodies today and tomorrow. She won't have their examples up for a few days probably. I also didn't have the Basic Grey goodies to send them so the "Not your Basic Fall" examples will be a little longer wait...
Oh... 1 more thing!!!
CONTEST!!! You can check out more on the AKOTC blog but real quickly... Laura is purging a LOT of scrapbooking supplies from the last 13 years! She's putting all this product in the kits this month! We're not talking old MME diecut kids... This is stuff that we can still use and thus my contest... She wants everyone who buys a kit to figure out what is the "junk" from her stash and turn it into a "treasure"!!! ( it won't be on the pictures so it will be easy to figure out and everyone will have different things) Anyone that uses it on a layout or altered project and sends her a picture will be entered into the giveaway! One lucky winner will get one of Novembers add-on kits for FREE! Your choice!!!
Buy this kit and play with it!!!