Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day 2 of vacay....

Yep. I'm on day 2 of my week long vacation! Yesterday was soooo fun. I cranked up iHeart Radio Soft Rock and cleaned out my scrap room area. I worked in PSE and figured out how to change this..

To this....

Notice the grid at the bottom has changed? Voila! I have 3 different grids to work on my Project Life Planner I got from Traci Reed Designs. I plan on working on my planner ALOT in the next few days.

I've been wanting to jump rope for a really long time and I even have a nice beaded rope to use. So, today was the day I started my routine. I think I will do it every other day and not every day yet. This old bod needs a day to recoup! LOL. I also bought a Hula Hoop yesterday. I can actually keep it going for a few minutes at a time.

I'm back on SparkPeople (there's a link on the top left side here in my blog) which I'm REALLY happy about.  I've been away too long. Here I have Coach Nicole on my iPad who's going to help me learn to jump rope all over again. I didn't do too bad!

Here's what I'm working on in knitting right now...

Sorry this last pic is sideways...I have problems with those. Anyway, this shawl I'm making is SO fun!! I love all the yarn but it is hard to get a true color pic. The mohair is not's apple green..just like my mixer! I know, weird that I correlate the two..oh well, I'm weird so that goes with the territory LOL!!

So, in order for me to get on with day 2 of vacay...I'm outta here!

As always....

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


I think that's a good word to describe how I'm feeling! Seriously. Now that everyone who has been living with us over the past couple of years, has moved out...Paul and I feel like we've just moved in! We've been going through a few of the many boxes downstairs in the basement and finding things we forgot we had.

We're planning on replacing the carpeting in the family room and having some bookshelves made for the living room. We ordered an entertainment center for the family room. I'm just giddy with excitement over fixing up, decorating and working on some Project Life and knitting!! Whew, I can't keep up with myself LOL.

So to start, I found some super fun-super cute curtains for the family room. I found them at Pier 1 Imports,  but the store didn't carry the length I needed so I ordered them online. When the box arrived I was so excited and apparently, the box was too!!....


Isn't this box the CUTEST?!?! I just crack up every time I see it. Well, now that I have pictures, I can let it go.

And here are the CUTEST curtains I've seen in a long time...

Wall art above the fireplace will be replaced with pictures of flowers from our yard/travels. 
Check out the little finials!!!
Paul said that if I had told him I wanted to find curtain rods that had little bird finials to match my curtains, he would have fallen over laughing. We were in Lowes, since that's where I found some curtains and rods I liked in the past, and Paul found these rods with little birds!!! I can't get over stuff like this! It's like when I'm at work and I need 50 copies using a certain color paper so I grab and bunch and put em in the copier and VOILA! Exactly 50 sheets were put freaks me out (in a good way)!!

The curtains didn't arrive as shown in the picture though. They were suppose to have a little casing at the top to insert the rod in, and they would have had a little gathering of about an inch above the casing. Well...NO CASING. It looked like an open hem! But, me being as impatient as I am did not want to send them back. I could have just put them on the rod as they were but that would have driven me Monkish tendencies and all, so I improvised which made the curtains better (in my opinion) than the original.

I went to JoAnn's and bought some of these plastic rings in the home decorating section where the "make it yourself" curtain accessories were. Came home and got to work...


Yes, I'm VERY proud of myself! I'm tickled with how good they turned out.

Well, usually I'm off on Tuesdays but yesterday my boss asked me if I could come in this I can't hang around here anymore. I have LOTS more to post and talk about but that will have to be another time.
As always....

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter. Wendy and Jason, Stephen, Aunt Gert and Dory will be coming over. Wendy is bringing her potatoes (with bacon...yumm!).

A couple of my favorite Easter Funnies for you....

And my favorite of all time...

As always....

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Eggcellent Day!

So...I was going to have Logan and Emmy over to create some fun little Easter goodie holders from egg cartons. Some to  give to their cousins when they went to VA for Easter. Well, Logan was sick with a tummy issue so Emmy came over. We just made them for her, dad, and Logan. Needless to say, they all loved them and I think Emmy had fun...I know I did!

Pretzel in mouth...yes I can multi-task

My original plan had been to make these cool looking Magic Balloon Treats...

I'm so glad I attempted the day before....

My trial run turned into an Epic Fail. Maybe it was meant to be because I certainly don't think these would have been as much paint or googly eyes involved!

As always...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Sweet time with the grands...

Yep, I got to spend an awesome day with Logan and Emmy last week...or was it the week before? Doesn't matter.
Emmy helping me fill the shelves with books. Some old and some pop-up books from Aunt Gert.
Blurry...but Logan playing with the K'nex. I don't think he'll ever tire of those.
My lunch! Emmy was the waitress and Logan the chef. It did cost me $25 for lunch but the waitress convinced the chef to allow me to pay with pretend dollars :)
Emmy was so proud of herself for doing this puzzle..and she should be since she did it all by herself.
And this MiMi was proud of herself for playing two different games at the same time. Go me! LOL
Dory is moving out next weekend (the 12th I believe) so I do hope to have Logan and Emmy come over to play and hang out a lot.

As always...

Thursday, April 3, 2014

YES! I scrapped last weekend!

As promised, pictures of my January Project Life are here...

Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4

I'm sorry the pictures are blurry and askew. What a Hell of a time I had with these. Taken with my phone they just would not cooperate! EVERY time I tried to add one, it was sideways!!! Grrrr. So, I Googled the problem and this sweet blog post helped...June Wants It All.

So, I now know to first post my pics in Picasa and I am good to go! I do hope to work on February's PL. Get started on it anyway.

As always....