Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Birthdays, Holidays, Just because...there is always a reason


I am always sending cards. I send them for birthdays, anniversaries, thinking about you, get well, I sense you are getting the picture. I have a note card that lists all the birthdays, anniversaries & holidays for each month. I try to keep on top of the card making process by mass producing a card & sending it out to all for the month. This is my "February" birthday card (notice no Hearts - don't like to mix holiday themes with birthdays). I have to get to work on my anniversary cards. I am making a special on for my hubby (12 years on Feb. 17). How do you keep on top of you card making responsibilities? drop me a line, I'd love to hear & maybe I could pick up a few tips.

Monday, January 28, 2008

2008 Shows - It's official!

Sorry I have been MIA for a few. Busy working (others would say I am playing) anyway!!!! I have a list of shows for this year. I will update the list as they are confirmed. So mark your calendars.

I will be at William Spencer (Rancocas Woods) 118 Creek Road, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054 on the following dates - April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11 & November 8. All Saturdays from 8-3pm. Hope to see you there.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What can you do with paper?

Oh I just love to play with paper. I got these Metal mailboxes & altered them for valentines day. Now I have to wait to fill them with chocolate (don't know about you but I can't have chocolate laying around the house - I'LL EAT IT!) Only two more to go. These are so much fun. The only problem is that when I am finished I look around the house & try to alter other things & it drives my hubby BATTY!!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Oh I just love babies (as long as they aren't mine)


Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY GIRLS. I love my nieces & nephews. I am just not a baby person. I feel awful when people ask if I want to hold the baby & I say "no" - just being honest. Now when they are 4+ mos old...oh how I love them, I just can't get enough. My SIL just had a baby last month, my other SIL is due in June, my hubby's BF's wife is due March, another one of our friends is due in April...Baby's everywhere. Which means I get to make things for the babies. When I found out that I was prego (7 yrs ago that is), I started a journal so that I could remember things...It's pretty amazing all the things that i wrote down that if I didn't I wouldn't remember. I have one for kenz & one for Lane that I still write in to this day...I am not as dedicated as I once was but I do think I remember to write down the important things.

Monday, January 14, 2008

on a smaller scale...




I love to scrapbook, I love photo albums - but what I don't like is the space that they take up. I have loads of pictures, I have numerous photo albums & then I have quite a few scrapbooks that are all over my craft room. I want to share my photos/scrapbooks/albums so when I learned how to make these little albums, I was so excited. They are just want I needed. I have them all over. These are actually my best sellers. They can be customize to any theme. I made one for my daughters preschool graduation, 1st day of school, Summer fun & my favorite, Locks of Love. Do you have pictures that you love & want to share but don't know how...contact me for more details.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

don't sweat the small stuff...or you will go CRAZY!!!


The other night I went to a PTO meeting & came home to find my hubby all upset. Before I had a chance to say anything, he said "I'm sorry" - WHAT? What happened when I was gone for a total of 2 hours? Then he uttered those words "I was on the computer..." all I heard after that was BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. I love my hubby to death, I think that he is an amazing man, father & husband. HOWEVER, he should NOT BE ON THE COMPUTER. While he was on the computer he received a POP UP that said "your computer is infected with virus, click on icon to download" - of course he did (which in all honestly surprising me since I know he isn't naive) - computer froze, so he waited patiently for me to return (I think he was sweating it out that I was going to kill him - hee hee) I was relatively calm, tried to run a few programs, delete a few files, reboot, nothing. UGH!!!! He kept saying "we'll just get a new computer" - oh if it were that easy. Sure I would love a new computer but I love this one & it has all my information on it...where would I start? all over again obviously, nah that wasn't an option. So I told him that we would wait until morning & get my sister to fix it for us. The next morning, he called me at 7am asking if I talk to her yet -now I know that he is really worried since he knows that you can't call her until after 10am. Oddly enough, I get off the phone with him & it's her calling me...oh happy dance! I tell her my situation & she doesn't sound all that alarmed so I rest easy that this will be fixed. To make a long story short, I went over her house last night & in a matter of minutes - SHE FIXED MY COMPUTER (it was longer that than but it makes for a good story) - she is amazing (THANKS SIS) When I got home, I told hubby she couldn't do anything, he really did it this time. I told him that the virus will eat away our computer & take all of our personal information - it's real bad - I seen a few sweat beads form on his forehead, think I did enough damage - told him I was kidding. Moral of the story - "IT IS WHAT IT IS" keep things in perspective, this was only a computer that could be fixed & if it couldn't, well, it is replaceable.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

where did the time go?

Today is my daughter's 7th birthday. She is such a princess. This sign was made just for her. It is hung on her bedroom door. Sometimes I wonder, should I be encouraging her?

Monday, January 7, 2008

Telling vs. Tattling - do you know the difference?


omg! does it ever stop?
Finally, a sign that says it all.
When I hear the girls coming, I ask "are you telling or tattling?" It's so funny to see them go to the sign, read it & walk away.
oh, if all things were this easy.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

tired of repeating yourself, say it with a sign

my hubby was always asking me...was today the maid's day off? the maid missed a spot? why didn't the maid clean this? The maid forgot to do this? remind the maid that this has to be done? UGH!!!!! so I decided to ask the question "WHO FIRED THE MAID?" needless to say this sign put an end to all of his MAID comments. My house isn't a mess, it's "LIVED IN" however if you knew my hubby, you'd understand.
~enjoy your day!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year = New Beginnings




Happy New Year!


How many of you have your new years resolutions written down? Toss them & try something new...Start with a Happy Moments Journal. Write down your GOALS (NOT RESOLUTIONS) for 2008 & then everyday (yes, everyday) write down something that made you happy. By the end of the year, you will have 352 things to reflect upon & be grateful for.