Thursday, August 14, 2008

Check out the GREAT stuff! and BLOG CANDY!!!

This wonderful cardmaker and scrapbooker has great ideas and instructions on her site. Truly... it is worth going back again for. She's so good, she just hit her 65,000 mark in less than 8 months. (When I was there this morning, it was over 67,000!). Her work is amazing and she even tells (and sometimes shows) you how to do it. Check it out at I know I'll be back!

Oh! And as part of her celebration, she is giving away "blog candy", so visit soon! Toodles for now! lisa

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

School's In!

Whelp... they started school this morning! They wouldn't let me take pictures (how sad!). Poor me. I got a little bit back into my pattern (from when they were in school last school year), but not totally. I will... and get caught up on all the stuff that I need to do. It's a lot. But hey! I'm excited that they're excited. Maybe they'll let me get a pic another day... Toodles for now! lisa

Friday, August 8, 2008

School Registration Is DONE!

Now I have some time to list items for sale, catch up on my swap stuff, write here, and possibly take in a couple of jobs. The girls start school next week! I know it's soon, but they are anxious and can't wait to start. We'll see... that electric excitement usually only lasts for the first day or so.

It took 3 hours on Monday for the Sophomores, 3 hours on Tuesday for the Freshmen, then I had to take Rey for her Sports Physical. (She wants to play water polo, too! Yippee!!! I love to watch that sport. It rocks!) Yes... I went two days in a row to do the exact same thing, just for a different kid! Go figure. It kind of bites, but what can you do? This way, all of the kids from each grade are there at the same time for pictures and lockers.

Luckily, we didn't need to purchase PE uniforms. They're both in swimming. They need a bathing suit and towel, no shorts and no shirt.

That's all... still got a crazy time ahead! Toodles for now! lisa

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Walgreens Wednesday!!!

Another quickie... if you have a Walgreens drugstore nearby, be sure to find that "hidden" roll of camera film that you forgot to develop, or perhaps that disposable that was stashed in a drawer somewhere. Walgreens is offering a one roll or one camera of free developing on Wednesday, August 6th, only. Click on the link to get your coupon, or see Sunday's ad.

It never hurts... only saves! Toodles for now! lisa

Monday, August 4, 2008

No time...

This one's really quick, 'cuz it's gonna be a CRAZY week! I am running out the door to get one of the kids registered (yes... I have to go twice, due to different grade levels, even at the same school). Then we have running around to do (like I'm not already doing that like a chicken with my head cut off!).

Tomorrow and Wednesday are more of the same with multiple appointments thrown in for good measure - and let's not forget to finally get the ink cartridge refilled!

But... I was send this ( by a wonderful Scrapbook Bingo person and thought you might enjoy this, as well. After watching it, you'll see why I'd like to hire this for my 3-year-old, Marissa. Gotta love this. It's really cute. Catch ya later... Toodles for now! lisa

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Little Shake-Up Goes a Long Way!

So... after the earthquake, I decided to de-clutter.

I gave away approximately 70 children's books that Marissa had no interest in... Don't worry, she still has twice that!

I have been going through my craft and scrapbooking stuff, too. I sorted through the craft and scrapbooking things (that I had nearby) and categorized/organized them. I think I need bigger boxes! I also don't know what I was thinking way back when... I had all kinds of large cross-stitch projects to do. Yikes! So I gave away some of those, too...

Scrapbooking pretty much just got organized. This was actually my motivation, as I've signed up for some swaps and have got to get going! I took a semi-inventory and am doing some serious creative thinking. I've got some ideas, now should just sketch them through... I've already ordered some things I might need, to go along with the thoughts in my brain and what I've already got. A total of 52 cards (various groupings, 8 groups are of same item), 10 Christmas tags (to and from - all the same), and 6 Recipe Layouts for beverages (all the same) are needed by September 1st! (Please forgive me if you've participated in a swap and this sounds redundant to you... I've never done something like this.) Gotta get my groove on! I'm super excited!

I did stitch up a couple of mending projects that were sitting by my machine. I have got to get some navy thread in order to finish up two pairs of shorts (turning Dickies pants into shorts for hubby)!

Anyways... you can finally see my craft table... I mean dining room table, as the stuff is cleared off and put where it should be (for the most part). Don't worry, we don't usually eat there, we prefer the kitchen table. This took a whole 3 days (off and on)! I had a lot of stuff, and still do.

I get the girls back tomorrow, and next week will be totally hectic with registration, doctors, appointments, ortho appointments, and swimming. Ugh! What did I get myself into? Well, there's nothing like business to keep me from eating... here I go (lost 5 pounds this week!). Toodles for now! lisa