Monday, September 27, 2010

It's All about Accountability

Can't chat. Too much scrappiness floating around my brain right now. PLUS, hubby is in the next room "enjoying" the Packer/Bear MNF game. Yikes. I have piles of scrappiness to share. First up are these two I did for the Design Team call at Scrapbook Express. Plan on seeing a lot of stuff from me for them over the next six months, or so. Wink.

More just random stuff... this one for a challenge at the Scrapbook Express Blog

I could roll around in new Sassafras... for Scrap That Baby's newest prompt in honor of Grandparent's Day.

For All About Scrapbooks...

I love last year's Making Memories Halloween line... Look at how small the Bigs were.

More new Sass love.

Later. Gotta run and make some lunches and get make to my paper & glue.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

9 Hours... It Aint ALL That

OK, before I even start. Let me just say this. I am NOT complaining. I really do enjoy my 3 hours thrice a week when I am seriously all alone in this house. {Although it is unbelievably bittersweet, but I'll save that for another day.} It's just, well, it's THREE hours. I find myself second guessing every activity/chore/whatever I begin. I end up flitting around from one activity to the next always wondering if this is indeed worth my valuable freetime. And this really is all she wrote. Frick & Frack while thriving at school, will no longer nap for Momma. If Daddy puts them down they're typically asleep in about 5 minutes. Momma? Not so much. So school time really is the only time to undo the damage that this Party of Five creates. I know as the weeks go by I'll get into my groove and the To Do lists will start getting shorter and shorter. But, until then, should I really have picked up the Twins' room only to have them go on a dumping bender upon coming home from K3?!?

I have soo much stuff to catch up on. We're 3 weeks into the Pop Warner season. Our Saturdays are filled with this...

I SWEAR I'll be back soon with a ton of scrappiness. I have like more than a dozen layouts to photograph and post. But, until then here are a few...
This one is straight IRL. Love me some Studio Calico (do I sound like a broken record?)...

I found all three of the newest Sassafras lines at CKC last month. Swoon... Did this layout for my article over at Scrap That Baby. Seriously, I love their new chipboard flowers. I want to decorate an entire room with them. Or myself.

Using some fabulous Making Memories stash. Who would have known I would have loved that printed masking tape?!?

Did this for a design team call. HINT HINT. Didn't use it, but do love these photos...

More Studio Calico goodness. Yes, I know I'm missing an "N". It's somewhere in Farmer Jesse's field by now.

Happy Hump Day!

Friday, September 10, 2010


Note the time on my Yukon's clock Wedenesday morning. You'll soon see why.

Note the number of piles of school clothes.

Do you see a pattern here? Did you count the number of lunchboxes? For the very first time in my 9 plus years of being a mother, I was alone. All of our children were in school for the first time. Even when I only had 2 or 3 kids, there was always a baby (or 2) at home while the Bigs were enjoying school. Not this year. Not as of Wednesday September the 8th, 2010 at 8:24 am. Three days a week I have my mornings all to myself. Crazy, I tell ya. So many people told me I wouldn't know what to do with myself. Boy were they right. Even though I've had a To Do List as long as my arm for the last several years, I found myself wandering the house from one chore to the next. This will take some getting used to. I'll keep you updated on my progress as I get into my new, new routine. Yet again.
Lots of scrappiness to share. this first one I did for one of my own challenges from my Scrap That Vacation crop at Simply Obsessed. The challenge was to scrap a piece of epherma.

Studio Calico love...

Snuck out two weeks ago and took a couple of classes at CKC Virginia Beach. Love, loved, loved Candice Stringham's DSLR class. Studio Calico's Masking and Misting Class taught by a local girl (Nicole Samuels) was messy and fun. And there was Sass involved. Sigh. Here's what we made...

Lots more to share. Hope to be back to share the rest later this weekend.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The End & The Beginning

I'm here, I'm here. I don't know why I always think things will slow down when donk getas home. While my to do list is much smaller with hubby taking over menu planning, grocery shopping (WAHOOOO!!) and (for the most part) dinnertime, our world remains crazy crazy busy. Pop Warner season is in full swing with 5 practices and 2 games weekly (between the 2 kids) and the new school year has begun for the Bigs.

I have LOVED having Daddy home this time around. He is truly enjoying his time with the brood and really makes a point to do special stuff for and with them. Like soda in glass bottles with bendy straws on the last night of Summer...

One of the Bigs mentioned having a lemonade stand. Hubby planned it and encouraged them to pick a charity to benefit. Seeing as it was the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon weekend, I suggested donating the proceeds to the MDA. Kinda perfect seeing as I raised money for them as a kid pushing my sister in her stroller door to door in my own neighborhood. They had a blast. But, there is NO way they sold as much as they consumed! We're sending off the $15.52 tomorrow.

The rest needs no explanation. Reagan, my kindergartener. Sigh.

Waitingfor the bus...

Waiting for Mrs. Jefferson to start the day...

Donk needs to get that shotgun asap.

No, really.

Some things NEVER change.

But they do get older right before your eyes. Double sigh.

Just in from the bus ramp.

With our Sassy.

Ahh. They're home. We... I mean they made it.

I found another video of our homecoming in July. So special to us.

*** Please check back soon I have a dozen scrappy things to share. Thanks for listening.