Saturday, July 7, 2007

07-07-07 Layout!

I actually scrapped something, lol. I made an 8 x 8 layout with 7 things I am Lucky to have since today is 7-7-07. I actually need to add a picture, but I am waiting to get one of my 2 daughters today. My printer stinks, so I have to order it.

Smart Habit Saturday Week #2

Time for another Smart Habit Saturday! If you are interested in playing along, check out The Lazy Organizer's site. Last week, my daily habit was walking & I am actually doing pretty good with it. I managed to walk 3 days, and my goal was 2-3 days, so yeah me!!! I've been debating on what my next goal should be. I think I am going to make it a hard one for me. My new habit that I'd like to, no scratch that, I really NEED to keep is: Keeping the Kitchen table clean. I have to admit, basically for as long as I have had a kitchen table to call my own, it gets piled up with clutter. I just can't seem to keep the entire thing clean longer then a week. I always am piling up papers, magazines, newspapers, etc. I actually have gotten really good at going through my mail, getting rid of junk, recycling what I don't need, etc. I really thought my table would show for all this work, but it never seems too, lol. Ok, so officially starting today I am going to focus on getting the kitchen table clean & keeping it that way! Thanks to the Lazy Organizer for jump starting these good habits!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Caught Red Handed

I have so many good shots of my youngest getting "Caught red handed", but she is topless in almost all of them, lol. When she was younger I could barely keep closes on the girl. There was the time I caught her after she colored her entire body with Red SHarpie! The time she toilet papered the living room & cat! The time she got into my scrapbook fibers & wrapped the cat in them! Oh I could go on & on. I did manage to find a cute shot of her after she took my pepsi & my cel phone. Notice the nice pop stains down her cute white shirt? I also found another of when she got into nail polish & painted her toe nails. If you want to see more Caught Red Handed pics, take a peek at Crazy Hip Blog Mamas

Cool Screensaver ~ Anyone need the time

I just found this really cool screen saver & I love it. You can download it for free here. It is a flip style clock & it does really work. Looks very cool. Remember to set your computer to hibernate though after so long, otherwise you will use a lot of electricity.

This photo works great for the Time Challenge on Photo Theme for Thursday website as well!

Education Help for your Children

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My daughters are about to start 5th grade and 1st grade. My oldest daughter started school at 4 and turned 5 about one month in. She loves school, but I have to admit she struggles a bit in Reading and Math. It is amazing what even just being 6 months older helps kids out. Luckily my 1st grader, did very well in Kindergarten. I was quite amazed at the amount of Writing, Reading and even Math she can now do. We were lucky enough to get a very well organized teacher, plus the full day kindergarten program. What 1st grade will have in store for us though is unknown. I have looked into tutoring programs on the web, and I found these reading tutors. Score! Educational Centers offer a wide array of options for parents who have children that need to catch up or want to get ahead. There website is very easy to navigate. They look at Reading as something that should be fun to children. It is very hard on your child's self esteem when they are below their grade level. Help them out by looking into reading tutors.

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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Throwback Thursday

This is me back in probably 1983 I'd guess with a Barbie doll, I loved them!

Big Brother Starts Tonight

I know, crazy, but I cannot wait for Big Brother to start tonight. I LOVE this show in the summer! Check it out, 8:00 CBS!

Here are some fun Big Brother Links ~

Big Brother Grapevine
Big Brother Addict
Big Brother Links Site

My Creative Companion for sale

I hate to sell this, but I listed my Creative Companion on ebay by Becky Higgins. It is only a 3 day auction, so go check it out!

I've been tagged!

I've been Tagged!

I was tagged by Lindsy (

The Rules:So this is how it works. I must post the rules, 7 random things about me and then tag others to do the same. Sound fair enough, right? These are the rules…. each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

1. I've lived in Michigan all my life & just keep rotating between like 5 close cities.
2. I got married at 19.
3. I have two beautiful daughters.
4. I do not eat meat, I am a vegetarian.
5. I hated pink until I had my first daughter, now it is one of my top favorite colors.
6. I am addicted to reading mysteries.
7. I'm not creative, but I love scrapbooking.

I am tagging:


Wednesday, July 4, 2007

That's Life: Finding Scrapbook Inspiration in the Everyday (Paperback)

Love her work! That's life by Nic Howard just came out, run & pick it up!

Birthday Celebrations

Yesterday was Cammie's bday! We had a nice day, she went shopping at Macy's with her Great Grandma. Got a couple cute Guess outfits & a bunch of other items from Macy's & Penney's. She got to ride on the double decker carousel at the mall! Check out this post for a cute pic. We at at Sbarros, great pizza! Then I took her to Toys R Us to pick out some toys & then we headed over to Chuck E Cheese to play some games. When we got home, She went outside with her sister. Some neighbors were doing fireworks so they got to watch that. Cam didn't come in till around 11:30 & Alyssa came in right before midnight, lol. They had so much fun & it was nice because it was just next door, so they were actually sitting on our property during the show! (show was across the street from our neighbors). Cam & Aly both got Digital cameras for their bdays & had fun taking pics all day! I found a great deal on some Fuju 4.1 megapixels for them, so they have real cameras, oh my! Not sure what is up for today. Probably barbq & spending time outside. The weather hasn't been that nice, so we haven't been able to use the pool the last few days. At least we aren't dying in the heat though. Off to enjoy the 4th! Happy 4th of July!

* Photo by Aly 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tackle it Tuesday

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

I had to tackle all the kids summer clothes & re-organize all the clothes that my oldest daughter has outgrown & my youngest doesn't fit yet. I organized all of it. Normally I just go through all the Rubbermaid containers & just put the clothes back in. This year I finally got around to putting them back in by size, so in the fall, I will only need to pull out the totes for that size. Yeah, so much less work & it only took me a bit longer to do!! I am so happy with my new system. I even labeled all those pesky blue containers, lol.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Moody Monday

Main Entry: bel·lig·er·ent
Pronunciation: -r&nt
Function: adjective
Etymology: modification of Latin belligerant-, belligerans, present participle of belligerare to wage war, from belliger waging war, from bellum + gerere to wage
1 : waging war; specifically : belonging to or recognized as a state at war and protected by and subject to the laws of war
2 : inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness, hostility, or combativeness
- belligerent noun
- bel·lig·er·ent·ly adverb
synonyms BELLIGERENT, BELLICOSE, PUGNACIOUS, QUARRELSOME, CONTENTIOUS mean having an aggressive or fighting attitude. BELLIGERENT often implies being actually at war or engaged in hostilities <belligerent nations>. BELLICOSE suggests a disposition to fight bellicose mood>. PUGNACIOUS suggests a disposition that takes pleasure in personal combat pugnacious gangster>. QUARRELSOME stresses an ill-natured readiness to fight without good cause quarrelsome>. CONTENTIOUS implies perverse and irritating fondness for arguing and quarreling contentious disposition>.

Monday Madness

Monday, July 02, 2007

Good Monday to you all! This week's questions are all about laundry; something we all have to do (or have done). Have a great week and thank you so much for playing! =)

1. Do you do your own laundry or do you send it out? do my own
2. Do you laundry at your home or a laundromat? home
3. Are there certain articles of clothing that you need to have dry-cleaned on a regular basis? No
4. How often do you do laundry? Is there a certain day of the week that you consider "laundry day?" I do it a few times a week, no laundry day
5. Do you iron your clothes as you pull them out of the dryer or do you wait until just before you wear the clothing to iron? no
6. Do you hang your clothes outside to dry or do you dry them in a dryer? We are not allowed to hang outside, I do hang a lot in the basement though
7. Do you own things that need to be hand-washed or do you try to avoid buying things that you can't wash in the washing machine? yes I do & I do try to avoid

Curious as a cat


Week Number Seventy-Three:

If you could be the Devil for one day, what would you do? I don't believe in the devil

What is the best way you know to make new friends? Try & start up a conversation

What foreign language should everyone have to learn in school? Chinese


Yesterday I was able to take my youngest around the block on her bike while I walked! Today I walked again because the same child decided her feet hurt while going for a bike ride with her big sis. I had to go get her & push her back, lol. Plus on my errands today, I parked far away on purpose to get some more walking in! I love walking, just getting myself out is my problem, lol. At least I'm on my way!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Sunday Spur for Scrapbookers Meme

Sunday Spur for Scrapbookers was a challenge to complete this:

My roommate and I once: I've never had a roommate. I got married at 19 & went from my parents to my husband.
Never in my life have I: Rode a motorcycle
High school was: OK
When I'm nervous: I push back my cuticles
My hair: Is just below my shoulders, light brown & always up in a clip
When I was 5: My brother was born
When I turn my head left: I see the tv
I should be: scrapbooking, I am so behind!
By this time next year: I hope to have moved
My favorite aunt is: I don't have one
I have a hard time understanding: Why so many family members turn out to be our worst enemies
You know I like you if: I talk to you
My ideal breakfast is: Belgium waffles with syrup & powdered sugar, hash browns & toast
If you visit my home town: You would be stuck in traffic
If you spend the night at my house: you won't, I hate having overnight guests
My favorite blonde is: Cammie
My favorite brunette is: Alyssa
The animal I would like to see flying besides birds: pigs
I shouldn't have been: afraid to go to college
Last night I: Watched the girls play on there new tree swing, watched some tv & read a book
A better name for me would be: Lynette
I've been told I look like: There is a celebrity that I have been told I look like & I am totally flaking on her name right now, ugh! * I remembered * Bridget Fonda, lol
If I could have any car, it would be: Ferrari is my dream car! The car I want to be my mom car though is a Honda Civic (much more attainable, lol)

Sunday Randomness

randomness...feed your mind and your blog

week of July 1: would you rather....

1. jump out of a plane or bungee jump? Bungee jump
2. be stranded on a deserted island alone or be stranded with someone you hate? Alone
3. eat fried worms or eat chocolate covered bugs? yuck, chocolate covered bugs
4. trip and fall in front of your co-workers or trip and fall in front of someone you have a crush on? Co-worker
5. shave your head bald or die your hair purple? Purple
6. not be able to talk or not be able to stop talking? not be able to talk
7. always be cold or always be hot? this is a hard one! I guess cold

till next time...

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