Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Summary Layout

I am loving my new system! Scrapping what I feel like when I feel like it! Something that has made the transition from chronological scrapping to this free style scrapping easier for me is that I have decided to do a summary page for each month of the year like the one above. I love it. Still have a record of our year in order but much easier then scrapping every. single. picture. from every. single. event. Cool!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

10 things I love about Abbie right now

My daughter Abbie had the day off of school on Friday so we spent the day together just having some special girl time. We have so much fun together - she is the best daughter!
Just thought I would share 10 random things I love about being Abbie's mom right now.
1. Brushing her hair in the morning
2. Talking in the car when I pick her up from school
3. Holding hands
4. Watching Dancing with the Stars together
5. Giving each other foot rubs
6. Watching her play soccer
7. Tucking her into bed every night
8. Listening to her talk to her Daddy on the phone
9. Cooking together
10. Seeing a glimpse of the woman she will be and loving what I see

Thursday, September 25, 2008

10 Happy Things!

Just a few things that are making me happy right now :)

1. bright blue sky
2. clean sheets
3. a good book
4. a brand new notebook
5. a small white puppy
6. crisp green apples
7. a pink ink pen
8. a vanilla candle
9. warm sunshine
10. pumpkins on the porch

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall is here! :)

The berries on our tree red and the leaves are just starting to change. The weather has been so beautiful the last couple of weeks in Omaha...nothing like a bright blue sky, sunny warm days and cooler nights! Gotta love it :) Here is hoping for a few months of this before winter hits! Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I did this layout a while back about our dishes. I have had these old faithful dishes since I graduated from college and moved out on my own so I thought they deserved a page in my Kitchen Keepsakes album :) Lots more pages to share soon - just need to wait for the sewing class to end before I share them.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Featured Sister of the Week

I am excited to be the sister of the week this week at the Sisterhood of Scrap Blog - you can check it out here: http://sisterhoodofscrap.blogspot.com/ Later this week, I will be teaching a fun technique from Feeling Scrappy's "Paint the Town" class on their site so be sure to check back in!
Just a quick reminder - Feeling Scrappy's Design Team call runs through September 22nd so get those applications in! (You can scroll down a few posts for all the details or check out our website at http://www.feelingscrappy.com/)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Friday Feast

Saw this on Tracy's blog (http://tracykosofsky.blogspot.com/) and thought it was fun! :)

Appetizer: When was the last time you had your hair cut/trimmed?
About a month and a half ago - I am going next Wednesday.

Soup:Name one thing you miss about being a child.
Playing outside with my best friend Billy.

Salad: Pick one- butter, margarine, olive oil.
Olive oil for sure - rarely use the other two.

Main Course: If you could learn another language, which one would you pick, and why?
Hmmm - I guess Spanish because I would have the most opportunity to use it.

Dessert: Finish this sentence: In 5 years I expect to be…going crazy as the mom of 3 teenagers but loving every minute of it!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I sit at my computer this morning, with the clouds over head and a gentle rain falling outside as I think about a morning seven years ago that changed so many things. I can't help but still feel the heartache of that day and the days that followed. Heartache - an actual physical pain - was what I felt that day when the planes hit. I will certainly hold my loved ones close today as I remember that horrible day and all that it changed.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

WW Biscuit Recipe

I got this recipe for 1 point biscuits at my Weight Watchers meeting on Wednesday and tried them out last night - YUM! (Of course I couldn't just leave them alone - so I will share my variations too)

Original recipe:

6 Tbls self rising flour
3 Tbls skim milk
1 1/2 tsp non-fat plain yogurt

Heat over to 425 and spray cookie sheet. Mix all together and drop two spoonfuls onto sheet. Bake 10 -13 minutes.

Makes 2 biscuits at 1 point each.

I made mine into dessert:

6 Tbls self rising flour
3 Tbls skim milk
2 tsp diet strawberry yogurt
1 tsp splenda
fat free cool whip

Heat oven to 425 and spray your pan. Mix together and drop spoonfuls onto sheet.
Bake 10-13 minutes. split biscuits open and top with a few slices strawberries and a dollop of cool whip. Enjoy!
Serves 2 at 2 points (made a little less!)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Design Team Call

Here are the details:
Feeling Scrappy, an exciting spot on the web that offers on-line classes for every level of scrapper, has an opening for one designer and three guest designers on our Design Team!
We are seeking creative and fun scrapbookers who have the ability to inspire and motivate others with their work. Design Team member will be for a six-month term (October 2008-March 2009) and the Guest Designers will each serve a different two-month term (October-November 2008, December-January2009 and February-March 2009).
No previous design team experience is required – we encourage all styles of scrappers to apply!

Design Team Members and Guests will be expected to do the following during their term:
1.) Design 4 layouts per month (based on classes) to be used as examples.
2.) Promote Feeling Scrappy whenever possible and create a link on your blog or website if applicable.
3.) Participate daily and actively on the message board (and/or blog) working to make it a fun and inspiring place to be. This includes posting and assisting with contests, crops and challenges. 4.) Be active during classes and supportive to students.

For your commitment you will receive:
Regular DT member - recognition as a Design Team Member, a scrap supply kit every other month and free regular classes during your term.
Guest DT members – recognition as a Guest DT Member, a free class during your term and ½ off the next class if you choose to take advantage of it.

We will accept applications for the Design Team call from Friday, September 5, 2008 until Monday September 22, 2008.
*Regular DT members limited to US addresses only please due to shipping costs. Guest DT may be located anywhere.

How to apply:
Send the following to feelingscrappydesignteam@yahoo.com
1.) Your basic information: name, address, phone number, e-mail, and username at Feeling Scrappy.
2.) Five 12x12 scrapbook layouts (at least one of which should be a new layout not posted anywhere on the web) and one altered project of your choice.
3.) A link to your blog and/or image hosting site (if applicable)
4.) A short bio about yourself that includes the answers to the following questions:
How long have you been scrapping?
Are you active on any message board and if so which ones?
Are you on any other design teams? If so, why do you want to be on more than one?
Why do you want to be on a design team?
How would you be able to promote Feeling Scrappy classes?
How much time per day or week can you devote to Feeling Scrappy?
What do you feel you could bring to the Design Team at Feeling Scrappy?
Would you be willing to serve as either a regular DT member or as a guest DT member?
If you would be interested in serving as a Guest DT, are there any months between October and March that would not work for you?

We encourage everyone to apply. We look forward to getting to know you and hope you will join our message board so that we can get to know a little about you as a person.
For more information visit www.feelingscrappy.com or if you have specific questions e-mail us at feelingscrappydesignteam@yahoo.com

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Sam!

11 years ago today my baby boy Sam was born! He requested "shoo fly pie" for his birthday instead of cake. We had a great weekend celebrating and he is one happy gamer this morning (he got lots of new games for his various systems!)

Sew Scrappy class starts today! You are not to late to try your hand at a Feeling Scrappy class (scroll down for further class details!) Just visit http://www.feelingscrappy.com/ to sign up! :)