Monday, July 28, 2014

Layouts, layouts and more layouts

I have not had the time to devote much to blogging because I have taken up daily exercise and devotion to biblical studies along with being a mother life gets busy. I have found time to create but pages take more than a day now so I'm uploading in bulk pages that have been completed in the last few weeks or so. I will come back and add a discription later but you may ask questions about the products and I should be able to answer. Thanks in advance for looking :)

Bratty Brat Brat

Enjoy Summer

Photo bombed

Un Bothered



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Back with 2 new layouts

Of course I have been gone for a year, took some time off to get in shape and better health and it's working well. I have lost over 40 lbs of fat. The kids are a year older and getting so big. I have not taken any pictures in a year :( sad I know but I will soon get back to making more memories. Hope you enjoy this first post.

Dance to your own beat:
Gabby loves dancing and doesn't care who sees. She loves all types of music. I love her free spirit!
base paper: Crate paper Oh Darling Cutie, paper mat: Basic Grey Mint Julep. Making Memories edge scraper, Tattered Angels Black Cherry mist. Adirondek paint dabber in Clover. The big flower is Recollections, blue, brown and yellow stickers are My Mind's Eye Up and Away. The pink and black stickers are Thickers in Venus and Vera. The butterfly is Heidi Swapp sprayed with Mr. Huey's Cameo. 

I love my girls
Basepaper: Crate Paper Style Board in Daydream. The flower paper is My Minds Eye Kate & Company Cambridge Court. Punches: Fiskars Treading Water and EK Pennant punch. Stickers: butterfly is We R Memory Keepers Inked Rose, pink Thickers Delight, the pennant is Heidi Swap, buttons are Dear Lizzy

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hi all

Sorry its been a great while since I have posted much less created anything. I decided to get my health on track so I have been exercising, eating better and walking daily. The last time I created something was for mothers day. I printed some pictures I took of the kids and painted frames and gave them to my aunt and mother. I have not used my camera since May. Oh how I miss creating but I will get back into it soon. I've missed all my friends, how have you been?

As far as progress goes, I started out @ 186 in March of this year. As of today I am 171. I wont say that it is easy because its not. There are times when I just want to pig out but I know I cant. There are times when I just don't want to exercise but I know if I do I will be closer to my goal. My children love exercising too. Well I hope you all are enjoying summer. Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Don't give up on me baby....I'm still here

Greeting everyone hope your mothers day went well. I have been enjoying the sun, fresh air and warm weather. I have put creating on hold a bit but I will soon be back. I do have some layouts to upload but my internet has been severly slow over the past few weeks so I have not been on as much as home. I can get on @ work but too many roadblocks....

Well just popped in to say hello and have a blessed day.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

It's Been A While...

Hello, I know it's been a few weeks since I have posted but I have not been too far. Since the weather has been nice we have been doing more activities outdoors and I have taken LOTS of pictures of the kids. Yay! not more winter pictures. Anywhoo, the weather here has been sooo gorgeous but we got a reality check yesterday because its back down to 45-50's. We are in Wisconsin so we should not have expected those warm 80's to last for long.

I am keeping up with my exercising, watching my food intake and added walking to the mix. I must add that it is great, I do have not reached the point where I dread it yet but I actually look forward to being active and getting outside now. Also I can snap so pictures along the way!

Since I am @ work and not on my home laptop I cannot upload pictures or projects. I have one layout on my home desk thats waiting for a title and journalling. My goal for 4/13 was 30 layouts, however I fell way short of my goal I think I completed 12. I was down in the dumps about not getting the promotion so I was not very productive in creating. Hopefully I will get back to the challenges over @

Well until later, have a blessed day and happy crafting.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Serious Retail Therapy

First off, before I bought anything for myself, I got the kids a few outfits. They grow soooo fast is scary. Gabby will be 5 in June and Fay will be 10 next January. My how time has flown by. Secondly I am still upset about not getting the job :( but I will get over it soon. Thirdly I do sympathize with the other workers that were also passed over, because they may also be hurting. Fourthly I still have a job which is a blessing in itself.

I decided to take a day off to sulk and shop. Tomorrow I am getting my hair done so that may lift my spirits. Since I have been exercising the sweat has my hair looking crazy. I did not know this would happen but I am on the way to a healthier me. I had a relapse and got a Whopper Jr meal from Burger King. I am sure I will have to work my butt off later today. I found myself doing leg lifts while shopping and in the checkout line. I'm sure ppl thought I was crazy! Can you imagine how crazy it is to walk and squeeze your butt muscles together LOL, I know too much information but @least you guys know that I am human!

So here's the lot of what I picked up today:

I've got some Echo Park, Pebbles, Basic Grey Mint Julep in here. I'll always love pink but I have started leaning towards blues, aquas, turquoise and yellows. So cute right?

The American Crafts Items on the left were from Target along with the clipboard. The butterflies, doilies and brads are from Michaels. I love magazines so the Embellish book is right up my ally. The ribbon is American Crafts from TJ Maxx. I got the Spellbinders from Joann's, but I may take the Lattice template back, not really feeling it now! The punches are from Michaels, by the way, check them out they have a new line of EK Success Punches!

My Pretties
I used this weeks Sunday Sketch by Studio Calico. The heart paper is DCWV, the butterfly sticker is CP On Trend. The dot paper and banner is Simple Stories Vintage Bliss. The buttons are Basic Grey Nook and Pantry

Thursday, April 18, 2013

So defeated and crushed!!!!

So I did not get the job I applied for. However a few less qualified staff did that have not been here for even a year! Even the bosses son received a promotion! 5 of the people hired are related to upper staff! I feel like I wasted my time with the whole process. I know that I am qualified, I am not cocky about it, but I do an damn good job @ work. I volunteer to help when needed, even helping others get their work done.Thankful to have a job right now but I feel so crossed, defeated, disgusted and angry.

I don't want to do any work, I don't want to talk to ppl. I know that I am acting like a spoiled brat right now but I am truly hurt by this. This is not an easy job, daily I deal with people on public assistance. This is not some job that you can float on by and coast. We are dealing with people's livelyhood here; they depend on foodshare to keep food in the house, medical for health reasons, and child care to maintain employment.

I need to advance and grow, I feel like I am wasting my time here and I am stuck in this same position. Some words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated now. Have a blessed day.