Showing posts from March 30, 2008

Smart Habit Saturday ~ Updates

Well it is time for me to add another new habit. Why I'm not sure because I still need to work on the ones I've already started :) I really want to work on keeping my car clean. In the winter I let it slack & now that it is getting nice out, I want a nice clean car. I've already been getting on the kids to start bringing in their garbage every time they get out. Now I just need to clean it out & keep it up. I'm hoping tomorrow will be somewhat decent, so I can get it emptied out & start on my new habit.

My other habit updates ~

Laundry ~ Doing great on this one. I've been averaging one dryer load a week. The weeks that I have went without any, seems I end up doing 2 the next week. I've decided to just be happy I'm only doing one dryer load a week :)

Walking ~ This habit is on hold till the weather gets nicer. I did really well though before the cold winter set in. I still try to park farther back or walk more in the stores, etc.

Keeping the…

Digital Scrapbooking Links & Resources

I'm not really into Digital Scrapbooking, but I do like Hyrbrid Scrapbooking. I would love to get more into all digital layouts, but I just haven't found the time. I do love those brag books & QP pages though! I love downloading freebies, so that I can practice my skills without putting out more money. Since I'm mainly a paper scrapper, my funds go to that usually, lol. My favorite thing to buy though are frames & brushes, since those are used easily in Hybrid scrapping. I wanted to compile some lists of my favorite resources of Digital Scrapbooking for everyone.

Probably the best resource for finding digi freebies is the Digifree blog.
Another freebie blog I like & isn't as overwhelming as the above is Scrapping with Ikea Goddess.

Here are some other digi blogs I read ~

Shutterfly Creations Blog
A day in the life of Kim
Boo Land designs
The Legacy Lady
Scrap Matters
Katie the Scrapbook Lady
Snap & Scrap
Shabby Princess <--- She has my favorite desktops. …

Cams being a tough girl

My goofy girl Cams

Butterfly Gardens

Butterfly Gardens are some of the most beautiful gardens that you can make. Welcome hummingbirds and butterflies to your yard.

You can find what kind of butterflies live in your state by checking out this site or this one. Some popular plants are ~Phlox 'Eva Cullum'Buddleia 'Nanho Blue'Penstemon 'Violet Dusk'Coreopsis 'Jethro Tull'Monarda 'Petite Delight'Sedum 'Brilliant'Shasta DaisyButterfly weed 'Asclepias tuberosa'AsterBlack-eyed SusanDaylilies <-- one of my favs!GoldenrodLavenderLilacRedbudRosemary

Butterflies use two different types of plants - those that provide nectar for the adults to eat (nectar plant), and those that provide food for their offspring (host plant). It is important not to use pesticides in your garden.

There are tons of resources for creating Butterfly & Hummingbird gardens. Here are some wonderful sites ~

Butterfly Garden Website
How to make a Butterfly Garden
Butterfly …

$25 free from Revolution Money Exchange

I signed up for Revolution Money Exchange last week and made $25 free for signing up. Haven't heard of them yet? They are a company similar to paypal but without fees (like how paypal used to be). As soon as you confirm your account, they instantly send you $25. If you refer friends, they send you $10 instantly.

This is a money exchange site (popular on Facebook), so you will need to give personal info. Sign up is extremely quick! You basically give full name, address, social security number & a checking account. The site has several security features including password, security question & a pin number.

Like I said, NO FEES! That is awesome to me. The only fee is if you withdraw money with a check & that is $2.50. If you withdraw to your checking account that you already have on file though it is free. Great way to make a quick $25 & if you have friends & family willing to join you can earn up to $500!~

If you join please comment on what you think.

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Letter B ~ Big Brother, Great Blog Hunt, Blingo

For April's NaBloPoMo the theme is Letters. I'm making things easier on myself & going in order & the end of the month we will have to see what I come up with, lol. Yesterday was A for April Fool's, so today is B for what else BB9 :)

Today is the next live eviction. Either Josh or Sharon will be going. Looks like it will be Josh. I cannot believe James pulled it off again, especially after his breakdown over Chelsia & then with Sheila. The diary room footage of James being so happy about Sheila making him feel good really made the huge fight make a lot more sense to me. I felt so bad for him, he genuinely seemed very happy that Sheila was talking to him in the Sauna. That had to have been so upsetting to overhear her right after. It was nice seeing him win the POV. I hope he takes HOH tonight. I still don't understand how people have kept Sheila in the game. She is the one causing all the problems everyone. I honestly cannot stand another we…

Chance to win a Bloggy makeover

The Pumpkin patch is celebrating the 500th post by giving away a great Bloggy makeover. Head over there to see the cute designs!

Check out the other blogs that Trista started ~ a blog design blog (Pumkin Patch Creations) and a food blog (Pumkin's Pantry).

A is for April Fool's

Isn't it appropriate that the April Challenge is letters & today is April Fool's :) Couldn't resist putting up my Letter A as well :)

Here are a bunch of quotes to enjoy ~

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. "Oh, no," I said. "Disneyland burned down." He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late. ~Jack Handey

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894

April fool, n. The March fool with another month added to his folly. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. ~Chinese Proverb

Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee,
And I'll forg…

First Week Operation Spring Weight Off

I have decided to participate in Jen at One moms World’s Spring Weight Off Challenge. I'm technically not overweight, but I'm carrying about 5lbs more then I want to. The problem with that is it is all my stomach area & it drives me insane. Luckily it hides well which is why I have avoided doing anything to fix the problem. I would love to wear a swimsuit again & I need the motivation. I keep saying I'm going to start to exercise; I look up workouts on the net. I also tend to tear them out of magazines & file them away. I always have an excuse not to actually exercise. This week my kids are home for Spring break & just this morning I thought ok next week I will start when they go back to school. When I saw this challenge a few minutes ago, I had to sign up. I usually avoid things like this because I don't need to lose a lot. I feel funny signing up when women are really struggling with weight. I feel that I really need to lose the extra pou…

Free No Fur Pin ~ Peta

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Kasabian Gives Fur the Cold Shoulder!If you thought you couldn't love Kasabian any more than you already do, then get ready to punch the air in an excited fashion. Or in the ladies' case, get ready to swoon uncontrollably, because the Leicester lads are lending a hand to peta2 by defending the furry animals of the world and their right not to be turned into coats, collars or cuffs! Like most people, the members of Kasabian were shocked to hear that this year, hunters will bludgeon to death more than 300,000 baby harp seals. The fur industry says that it is killing more seals because of an increase in demand for fur.This means that anyone who buys a rabbit, mink or fox fur coat or a jacket trimmed with fur is creating a demand for the furs of baby seals, who are often skinned while they are still conscious. One ray of sunshine for animals is that they have the mighty Kasabian on their side, who don't wear any fur – old, new, cat, dog, fox, …

Last Dance Competition Results & Talent Show

Realized I never posted the last dance competition results from a couple weeks ago. This one Aly did Hip Hop & Jazz Production. Hip Hop was on Saturday, they got High 1st & 3rd overall. Jazz Production took 1st place & 5th overall.

Last Tuesday was the Talent show. That is the top picture. Her another classmate did the Hip Hop number readjusted to 2 from 12 girls.