Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday for Friends

I was tagged (6 weeks ago) by my friend Krista at Scraps in Bloom :o) So now my job is to share 7 Random things about me... I like doing this in photo form...

Play along ladies... Hallie, Lil Duck, Karen, Housewife, Monkey Giggles, Jenny, Susie

Here's how it works:

  • Link the person that tagged you, leave a comment on their blog, so their readers can visit you.
  • Post the rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 strange/weird facts about yourself.
  • Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog.

Update: Just some thoughts on the photos ;o) I love my daughter's fuzzy hair after a bath (doesn't she look like my twin in the second picture on the left?). Picture 5 is a layout of me at a Christian high school summer camp (I wish I was that thin again)... I made that layout probably 6 years ago. The picture at the bottom is not very flattering :o)

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday's Thing

Part of this week's Tackle on Tuesday was giving my 12x12 cardstock a new home :o) I've been searching forever for a good size bin (not box) for all of my open cardstock. (Yes, I have more than this.) This cardboard box has been driving me crazy!... actually I think it's my third box because the others have fallen apart.

Well, I finally found a good bin! Of coarse it's from Ikea again!... Look!!! :o)

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Late Night Tackle

Yes last night I waited till the kids were asleep to get my tackle done. And yes it is the office again... there is a project I have to do (notice the box of paint cans), but cannot work in there with it a mess like that! I needed help from my hubby because some of it was his, so he came home blessed me by making dinner and bathing the kids, then we attacked two bags and a box of stuff! After that I cleaned up the rest of the office and built a new little table and chairs for my kiddos. Now I am ready for more (of a different kind of) tackling! And if your wondering, the rest of my day was spent tackling disobedience, lots of toys and over 100 emails!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

More Testing... Moving to Wordpress???

Yes, I know... I already redesigned the blog for this year... well now I am rethinking it. I have been wanting a blog that really works like one, with comments, RSS feeds, archives, categories and tags that work for me instead of me trying to design them myself, well I think Wordpress will do that for me.I have a layout design started here, please let me know what you think, I am still working on the color scheme, but I think the time spent in playing with the design will be well worth the time not spent in working on functionality.  I greatly appreciate your opinion.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Testing here...

Yes, if you saw this... another party is coming... Let me know what you think of my first homemade blinking button... is it working?  I will get the info for the party and the code for the buttons up sometime this week.

Last year's party is here if you want to take a looksie. 

Friday, February 15, 2008

Making a Valentine Card...

Here's me with my two older kiddos making a Valentine for my hubby... I was so proud of my daughter she did a good job... she even wrote her name and the word 'Daddy' all by herself. I LOVE the picture of her trying to use the corner rounder!
I got the idea for the card from here... one of my favorite sites for inspiration.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Room Swap... Take Two...

I told you that you would see me this week with a better outcome... well I still have some work to do, but here is some of what I have already finished since last week...I hung all my shelving (by myself) and put everything in it's place :o) (If you want more about my shelving read my August 2nd post, or my ribbon jars read my April 19th post.)
Also I cleaned off all the tabletops in my front room of all the extra stuff... plus I dusted the whole room (that made me happy because I have been wanting to do that for a while now). Then I did most of the dishes, cleaned the kitchen, and did some laundry... it was a good day getting all this done (with my three little ones not driving me crazy).
*Update on my wee little one (1st picture)... she slept 4 1/2 hours the past two nights!!!! Very cool! See's growing like a weed, and with her face getting a little more chubby she is starting to look like her older sissy (2nd picture).

Friday, February 08, 2008

Friday for Friends

Today I would like to announce a little giveaway I am having to celebrate my 1 year Blogoversary. If you look at yesterday's post I mentioned the top 13 commenters for last year... well I would like to give a little something to the top 3... Each can choose product from my Inventory List... (it's not much - I hope you are blessed)

  1. $15 for Rebecca
  2. $10 for Karla
  3. $5 for Terri

I would also like to pick someone at Random for another $5... Sara at There She Grows (she commented 6 times last year :o)

Just some stats on my first year... I had 275 comments total from 174 different people.And something cool I found on Rae's blog... a blogoversary counter...

Get your own free Blogoversary button!

Also reminiscing on life this time last year... I won my first page layout contest, I was working through the loss of a baby, I was taking the Library of Memories class from Big Picture Scrapbooking, I purchased my MacBook Pro, and I joined Tackle it Tuesday for the first time :o)

And now one year later God has blessed me with a newborn daughter (AWESOME)!!! But He also blessed me with a new flatscreen computer monitor for my husband (you see I screwed up on the budget around Christmastime when our car needed repairs done and I couldn't spoil my hubby like I usually do for Christmas, but God prompted some friends of ours gave us $300 cash!!! I still haven't told my husband who it came from because I pray that their reward will be in heaven and not here on earth (Matthew 6:19-21). God has been so good to us, and you through this blog are part of that blessing, thank you all!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

A Special Thursday Thirteen Thank you...

My top 13 blog commenters for my blog's first year of existence...
  1. Rebecca - the not so desperate housewife - 36 comments since May
  2. Karla - ainsley's mom - 33 comments since the very beginning :o)
  3. Terri - the flip flop moma - 26 comments
  4. Amy - at tiny blessings - 22 comments
  5. Rae - the northern southerner - 22 comments
  6. Wendy - wesnlani - 21 comments
  7. Lisa - at thoughts from the hill - 19 comments
  8. Jan - at making scrapbooks - 18 comments
  9. Atasha - ameyerific life - 12 comments
  10. Laura - at my quotidian mysteries - 11 comments
  11. Lauren - a wondering heart - 11 comments
  12. Sally - at - 10 comments
  13. Jess Gordon - at scrapbook ideas - 10 comments
Thank you ladies for being faithful to my blog, I am blessed to know all of you! And to those of you that do not know these ladies yet, visit them through the links above, you'll love them!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Tackling a Room Swap!

Here's a little update on what we've gotten done here at home... We purchased the desk and some other goodies on a "date" Thursday night, we put it together that night and moved the computer over, including my husband's new monitor that he got as a late Christmas gift (it also came on Thursday).
It was a lot of work to clean out the whole office. I have no pics of the craziness during the move, but I did take some pics today of the mess that is still left :o) When we moved the bookcase (the same one I tackled back in April) we had to take all the books off... and some of them are still not on, not to mention I still have to reorganize the shelves, and hang my scrappy shelves above my desk. I did manage to get my closet shelving up though, and my desk mostly organized. I'm sure you'll see me back next Tuesday with a better outcome :o) Happy TT.