Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Where ever you are and whatever you are doing the next few days. May your Christmas be all that you want it to be and more. Be blessed, be safe and remember this little baby born on this day to be the savior of the world. May that message alone, bring you to a new deep understanding of how much He loves YOU!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cold but Simply Beautiful

It was beautiful today. Everyone was out and about getting ready for Christmas. Also making sure they are all stocked up with food before the another storm hits tonight sometime.
We made a run to the grocery store for a few things, had coffee at Borders and bought a few Christmas presents. I spent a couple of hours at home by myself while Bruce went out again with the kids so they could do there Christmas shopping. They are at least excited because they are both in their rooms wrapping. It was a nice little time alone even if I only took a shower.
I've taken some really nice photos of the neighborhood the last couple of days. It sure is quiet when it is cold outside. I really do love the snow, there is something about knowing that God created each and everyone of the snowflakes that fall to the ground. No two are alike.....I like that thought.

Looking for something fun to do? Creating Keepsakes is trying to get a nationwide ornament drop going. You make a homemade ornament, then place it somewhere that someone can find it. There is a special tag you can attach so they will know where to go. Here are my two that I dropped today. First little guy put onto a chair at Borders and second in a pile of onions at the grocery store.

I'm looking forward to sharing more about these as they are put special places. Just hope sometime I will be able to see people's faces too!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

No Mail but plenty of SNOW!

Two feet of snow in a 24 hour period that is what we have had. It is amazing! So for me I am snowed in because my car is to low to the ground. No school for the kids today and tomorrow either so for them Christmas vacation started a couple of days early. Sure hope they didn't leave anything in their lockers that they needed. Bruce made it in to work only to turn around a couple of hours later to come home. It only stopped snowing this evening for enough time for Bruce and I to get some shoveling done. Never thought I would say this but in the spring when snow blowers go on sale, we are buying one.

Back to watching the snow fall, making Christmas presents that should have been out in the mail by now and waiting for morning. Michaela and I will get out the Christmas stuff and do a bit of decorating. At least I have snowmen that can stay up until spring or until I NEED spring.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baby's its cold outside

Christmas gifts are purchased and not wrapped. The ones that will be sent out in the mail won't get there in time of Christmas day. Our new family photo has been taken, just need to print here at home.(it is weird not having our girls in the picture) It is so cold, it was 8 degrees this morning. My sun roof in the kitchen has decided to leak onto my newly painted walls, lovely.

So far, the best part of this year(besides getting a new house) is we got an offer on our house in Yakima. With any luck we will be signing papers this week and at least that part of stuff is done. We have had a lot going on with this house, since we had the people move out that were staying there. It has been a total mess!!

There is still no sign of where my daughter and her family went. It leaves you sad but this is what she has wanted for a long time. To have us not be apart of her life. I understand needing to be on your own but to just leave your extended family behind is something I am not sure I will ever understand. As I've gotten older I have found value in my family, even when we don't see eye to eye and we haven't always had the best relationship. However, I still always made sure that somehow we were still connected, even just a little bit. I guess time will tell.

Monday, December 08, 2008

If you are looking for a special Christmas class that is FREE, you have got to go here. I can't wait to put it together soon. I'm loving the paper line she is using, isn't it pretty?

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Christmas time

It is that time of year that everyone is hustling around looking for that perfect gift, for that perfect someone. I honestly am having a hard time with it. I didn't have my summer job of taking care of our neighborhood community pool this year because of the move so that means less money for presents. I am thinking that isn't a bad thing but means the presents I do give must be well thought out. I'm not allowing myself to get caught up in the 'got to buy it' mode. What about you? What are you doing to make your dollar stretch?

One of the fun things I do love about this time of year are how much people are sharing themselves. I guess that is what this time of year should really be all about. So if you want to be in on some fun check out Tim Holtz, 12 tags of Christmas. He is even doing give aways everyday!! You will also want to head on over to Wilna's Christmas blog she has a special present for everyone. All I can say is you are going to LOVE it, well at least I do!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Living in the presence

I got to see my Grandbabies a couple of weeks ago. It was wonderful to love on them. I'm thankful that I had these pictures taken even if they are kinda silly. They are the last ones I will have of them with me for a long time. The day before Thanksgiving my daughter, with her husband and children left without telling anyone where they were going. I'm not going to go into anything but just to say it is a mess. I will miss them.

So I'm trying my best to live in the present. Take care of things that I can take care of. Doing my best to not stress out because it seems like everything is so heavy.

Monday, November 24, 2008

If ever

If life ever takes you away from your current home and moves you to a better place. Don't EVER let anyone stay in your house, if you have to move before your house is sold! It can end up costing you thousands of dollars that you don't have. That is where we are today on the sale of the house in Yakima. We are just beside ourselves with frustration.

We had the people that were staying in the house move out. In there process of moving out they shampooed the carpet however they turned off the thermostat so it was 50 some degrees when Bruce got there. This left the carpets wet and spongy. Hopefully the moldy smell will go away if not.........sigh. If Bruce had not gone over yesterday and we had waited until next week......I can't even think about it! Oh and they turned off water inside the house. Hello, it is winter! You don't turn off your water! arrrgghhhh, I could go on but I won't.

So lesson learned, don't trust your home to anyone that you believe has your best interests at heart. That is what we did when we trusted the Home Caretakers of Yakima. God is going to have to show us what to do. After all He is the only one we can truly trust.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It finally happened

We've lived here now for 4 months. This past Saturday we traveled to Yakima to check on the house, visit family and I got a chance to stop by to see my friend Brenda at Scrapbook Central. I've missed her so much! The reaction from my Grand daughter seeing me was priceless! I so loved every minute of hugging on both my Grand babies.

So driving home from Yakima back to Spokane I realized I was going home. So my new home finally feels like home! I feel like I belong and realized I do a pretty good job of keeping my house running. It just felt so good to feel it.

The only thing bad, is I woke up Sunday morning with the worst head cold. It is one of those that you sneeze, cough for what seems like hours and have so much sinus pressure that you think your head is going to come off. At least today I can take a deep breathe and not cough!!

Monday, November 03, 2008

What a weekend

This weekend has to have been the nicest we have had in months. No where to go, no agenda just sitting around enjoying each others company. I managed to start two CUTE card ideas, take two 3 hour naps, and start reading Brisingr by: Christopher Paolini, which I have had to make myself put down so I can do other things like feed my family. If you scroll down the page in the link there is a nice interview with him.

When I started reading his first book Eragon a couple of years ago, I really wasn't expecting to like it. I didn't have to wait to long until his 2nd book Eldest came out, but waiting for this book however proved to be a long. I've never been one to enjoy fantasy or magic but I will keep coming back to this this series of books.

I don't completely understand why I am so drawn to it. My step dad introduced me in my late elementary school years to the medieval times....Robin Hood, 3 Musketeers, along with Romeo and Juliet so maybe it is my love for that era. Back to chores so I can read another chapter today.......well, at least I have a goal.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


I have always loved to journal and telling my stories has been apart of me for a long time. As someone who only has a handful of photos to show for her life, it can be hard to tell a story. So over the years as I have a memory that I want to preserve I find away to scrapbook it. Most of the time being taking photos of just about anything.

This week I can across a class offered by Jessica Sprague. It is FREE which is the plus and I think it is going to help me to move past this blah feeling I have about the holidays. You can't beat FREE.

So I think you owe it to yourself and your family to tell your stories. Come on over here and join in on the FREE fun! It will be good for us all.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Creating time
My youngest daughter's birthday was this week. I made this banner for her and hung it in her bathroom so she could see it first thing in the morning. She was pretty excited. Then it was off to her school to decorate her locker. Compete with her favorite altoids. I love it when I surprise my children, it is so much fun!! Happy Birthday Sweetheart!! I know this year is different because of living in a new place. I still hope you had fun and enjoyed the lemon bars!! You are ALWAYS my JOY!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Mental note

I think I forgot how to scrapbook without a messy desk!! In my former scrapbook corner I had a 8ft long table that I could put some of my mess on while working. Now I'm down by 2ft and I think I have to relearn to do everything!!! arrrgghhh!!!

Promise I will be back soon with a few cute things I have been working on this week.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Loved the class!!

Can I say just how much I loved Wilna's class. It really helped me to get my creative side back in line! It sure is a struggle when you can't find your place!! So here are a few things that we made that I have finished. I had to take a break from fun stuff to finish a wedding present scrapbook that should have been done 7 months ago! Terrible I know but sometimes life just gives big curve balls and you end up going in an unknown direction. I just have to remember that today is a NEW DAY! When I was living closer to my Granddaughter I would pick her up once a week if I could and we would go for 'coffee'. I would get real coffee and she would get her chocolate milk which she believes to be coffee. This little miss has also been known to sneak some of her mommy's coffee when she isn't looking! Both of the pictures of one of our outings.This photo is of the man I share my coffee with every morning on the couch. It is a silly picture taken at a local park with us sitting on the metal goat. He is actually kinda cool because he actually eats garbage if you give it to him.I ended up making this little album for my Mother so she could keep it in her purse. I filled it with photos of her and my Dad with their great grandbabies. She got it in the mail the other day and called to say it was very special. I like making people's day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


It isn't for me to ask why things happen in my life. I know, it is a statement that some people just have to ask but I try very hard to stay away from. If I allow myself to go their sometimes it is easy for me to get caught up in it. I find myself wallowing in self pity and that doesn't make it all better. I don't want others to feel sorry for me and bringing that kind of attention to myself isn't what I want.

I however have been reflecting over the past 9 months and I just wish I could take some of it away. The BIGGEST thing that I KNOW is through all of this stuff......some I have shared here.....He is HIGHER!! Nothing else matters, the good, the bad and even the ugly. He knows what HE is doing........I don't need to worry He has my bases covered and He is taking care of me for, forever and always. Please take time today to listen to this from Hillsong, it may just change your life.

I have the awesome privilege to take Wilna's class. What a wonderful group of women I'm getting acquainted with from all over the world. There are 100 of us! I don't know what would happen if we all chatted at the same time though, scary

Well back to balancing I go, regular chores, shower, and sorting a pile of patterned paper mess. Then I will KNOW where it all is instead of being in 5 different places.

Friday, September 05, 2008


That is what seems to be happening around here! A whirlwind of happenings, we had out of town guests over the weekend. So much fun!! No agenda other than to just relax, enjoy each others company, play a few board games, and hit the Spokane's Pig Out in the Park. They city takes Riverfront park and divides it into sections, adding food booths and stages for music. I tell you what, going with a group of people is the way to go. You end up spending less on
food when you all are sharing what you buy!! The kids road the Carousel which they haven't done since we visited Spokane 4 years ago. I need to take them again before they close it down for the season, next year they will celebrate 100 years......amazing!! If you like Carousels their site is full of fun information and coloring pages.

The kids are back at school and adjusting to getting up early. Tonight we will be going to our first football game of the season, not because we enjoy football but because Ethen will be marching. It should be a good game as it is with the rival teams of the Mead district. I'm sure there will be a lot of energy!

I'm getting back into my mom routine and finding balance, it is so nice. The only thing I haven't been able to get back to, is my scrap booking. I've felt the pull to do things for months but other stuff has come first. I have plans to take a online class with Wilna, which I have done before and enjoyed so much. If you get a chance, go check it out and take her new class she will be offering soon. The information she gives is worth every penny.

Here's to routine, balance, fun and just living in the moment.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Finished and Cleaned, part 2

I'm glad I was able to get back to posting the rest of my corner for you today. So here we go, welcome again to my little corner of the world.

This wall took me a long time to figure out how I wanted to do it. It is the only wall that was long enough to handle all my Iris drawers except for two sets. I also wanted to utilize the track lighting as much as possible. The two things I've added to this space are two cheap curtain rods from Target, cost plus clips $15. Then a repainted box from Michaels that I got for 75% off before I moved. I actually got two but the other one is not shown here but is the same color. My goal is to take some of the paper that I've collected and cut paper to fit into the fronts of the drawers. I think this will make my dh happy as far as making it look pretty.

Nothing to special about my white cabinet that houses my paper. It is still to be organized by season so I am not going to show you the inside!! On the top of it was just enough space for a few photo boxes that don't house The black ones are my newest Fun Find just this week........Photo and embellishment boxes from Becky Higgins and Lisa Bearson at a discount store I found for $5 each!!

I LOVE all my color and organizational stuff. It has been fun to collect pieces here and there over the last few months. Thanks for stopping by, it was fun to share with you. NOW just to get a few scrappy friends to come over and share this with me then my world would be perfect!!
Finished and Cleaned, part 1
Well, at least for the time being my scrapbook space is clean. I'm very happy with how it has turned out. Come on in and take a look around. There is still some fine tuning to do but everything is in it's general area. Tune in later today for the other half!
My two work areas, my oak desk which is going to be good for small projects and my 6ft table that replaces my 8ft. In moving into my new space I had to do some rearranging to make sure everything fit so out went my long 8ft table.
The wall above my 6ft desk is probably one of my most favorite things. It is built in so it made things go pretty fast when unpacking. Underneath the bottom shelf is a 3 1/2" space which I was wondering what I could use it for. Then at my local Michaels store I found these little tins for $1 a piece! Love Fun Finds! I also don't have my own computer and desk anymore so I these tins hold everything that would be in my desk. Everything is in my go to colors.

Friday, August 22, 2008

All better

It is nice to 'finally' be feeling better after my little knee mishap. It took over two weeks for the scap to completely come off and go figure that now that it is off, I have a bruise. Oh well, hopefully I will be more careful and not have something like this happen again.

The last couple of weeks has been busy with taking my son to marching band camp at his new school. They perform at football games and also several competitions throughout the season so it should be a lot of fun for him. It is wonderful to see him find his place. It is hard to believe that he is in High School now and registered for classes. He is taller than me now and more handsome than I ever could have imagined.

School starts in just over a week. I think everyone is anxious about getting life back to a little bit of normal, especially after this summer's move. After a couple of weeks of getting settled into a school routine my plan is to look for a part time job. I'm not exactly sure what I want to do but I want to like what I do. That is something that is extremely important to me, not that I'm going to be looking for the perfect job but just something fun.

Speaking of fun we will be having our first few visitors this weekend. It seems that a few have decided that they all wanted to come the same weekend. I sure don't mind! It is going to be so nice to see family and friends. I'm actually excited and I haven't been excited in months!!

Well, back to chores and finishing my scrapbook space! Yep, it is ALMOST done!! Can't wait to share.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Falling Down

It seems in life that we all have our ups and downs. The last few months for me have been somewhere in between. Moving for me hasn't been the happiest of things, leaving somewhere that I lived for 19 years has just hurt. I KNOW that this move was the right thing for our family. It just doesn't make it any easier to leave what you have known, a place that you have become comfortable

It has taken me six weeks to get comfortable with my new house and all the new surroundings. I've learned that it just takes time but time is what you make it. Working on different parts of the house can be draining but also very rewarding. The photos of my children are up on the wall, I'm now surrounded by pictures of family, and my Grand babies......who I miss terribly! The comfort that I was missing is coming into view for me and I am becoming happier because of it.

About the only thing that hasn't made me happy the last few weeks is falling down. I felt pretty silly about how it happened and quite embarrassed. I was on my way to meet a new friend, Stacy who happens to be a Close to my Heart consultant at a local Starbucks. I was so excited about meeting her AND seeing the new catalog that I wasn't paying any attention to where I was walking!! I fell down directly on top of my left knee. Quite embarrassing to have to hobble into Starbucks and ask for a wet towel because you have blood flowing down your leg! Not to mention sitting down and then seeing your new friend and introducing yourself while you are cleaning your bleeding knee! I can laugh now but it hurt so bad and for anyone that thinks hydrogen peroxide doesn't sting you are soooo wrong!! It has healed nicely in a week and the scab is starting to fall off.

Today marks a mile stone in my Granddaughter Piper's little life.....she is "2", time goes by so fast even more so now that I have Grandchildren!! Happy Birthday to Granny's little princess! I can't wait to hear about your reaction when you get your package in the mail at the end of the week. Hopefully you will enjoy what I've made for you! I love you more Piper!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

More Settling

The house is getting better! We are actually being able to have some down time from working every waking minute, that is even better. Through this move I realized I like order. I'm not a mental case when it comes to it but I LOVE having everything in its place. OOOOOooooo, I was even able to vaccum for the first time in 3 wks!!

My feet were so swollen the week of the move that I couldn't wear any shoes. I'm so glad they are back to normal and that my feet aren't in so much pain. I don't wish feet pain on anyone!!

I have shared my boxes of my packed scrapbook room in an earlier post. So today I will share with you the continued moving of a scrapbook room. It looks something like this.........
My Iris drawers that I store everything in. They are getting ready to go into the truck
In the truck they go, along with everything else. The movers were giving me a bad time about all my stuff. How much stuff can a person have? I laughed and told them ALOT when you do a bit of everything.
Here we are in my new scrapbook corner. I had to open one of my boxes because it was crushed. I'm happy there was no damage to them, it would have been sad.
I've unpacked all these boxes and am in the process of organizing. I'm happy to report that things are shaping up quite well. The only tragedy I have had is my sun lamp for my desk was broken. I thought I packed it well enough but I didn't. I will have to make due with one of my other lamps until the other house sells. I found that my sun lamp really helped me during the winter months while I was working. I had found it a few years ago at Costco so maybe as fall approached they will carry them again.

So stay tuned later this week for my finished scrapbook corner. I'm sure you will find it a happy place!! I know I do!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Settling in

We are alive, sore and all around tired. We have managed to get everything into 50% of its finally resting place. Washer, dryer have been hooked up and I've been doing laundry for a couple of days. We used a lot of bedding to wrap things, then had a few things leak.....yuck! All in all nothing was broken durning the move. That makes me happy.

I will share more about the move in the next few days. I'm finally getting settle enough that I can actually sit down without the guilt of having boxes to unpack. The only major place that hasn't even been touched is my corner of the familyroom, which is my scrapbook space. I'm getting the itch to be creative so I'm sure it will happen in due time.

Friday, June 27, 2008

More Moving

Is there anyone in this world that really likes to move? To you I give you a high five! I've decided for me that moving just sucks.

My scrapbook room is 75% complete and these are most of my boxes. Okay, well maybe there are a few missing because they are housed in the Yes, a lot of stuff but it will be time to do some serious sorting when I set up my new space. I just couldn't do it all before the move, so this just means I will have something big to do over the summer.

So it is official, we own our new home in Spokane, here's to owning two homes at once! Hope that doesn't last long. My step-mom was willing to drive the kids and I up to Spokane on Wednesday. I was just a little freaked out on driving by myself. I know, that I'm going to have to get use to driving it on my own so it was nice of her to be willing to do that. No sight seeing this time except for showing her the house. The kids love it and their rooms. The kids seemed mostly amazed about how green everything was and it really dawned on them that they are going to be 'real' city kids. I feel some ground rules coming on! Any advice?

This is our backyard, complete with trampoline left behind from the previous owners. Kids are voting to keep it, while dear hubby sees it as a emergency room visit waiting to happen. We shall see who wins out by next weekend.

The official moving date starts this upcoming Monday with our first load and the second following on Wednesday. DH thinks I have more than him because I have smaller boxes........hhhhhmmmm, not sure about that one. I did tell him at closing that he doesn't have any room to talk about what I spend on my scrapbooking supplies because of his two BIG hobbies, photography and music.(big amplifiers, guitar toys and at least 5 cameras) I guess we all learn to bend over the years for each other. This is just half of his room!

I will update more when I can. We make the calls to hook up the utilities in the new house today plus get our phone transferred, which means I will more than likely loose my Internet connection for a few days. I just have to remind myself that this to shall pass. I'll be back catching everyone up soon!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


The day of moving is going to come faster than I think I am ready for, around the 30th. I sat for an hour and cried on Sunday night when DH asked me how fast I wanted to move. 10 years of my life has been in this house. I can walk into any part of it and see my grown girls at different ages, doing different things. It is crazy how emotionally attached I am to this house. It is easier to hand the keys over to someone else then to still have this house be ours until it sells.

When does the excitement come? Right now, all I can seem to think about it is not having 'go to' friends right away. Oh and the fear of getting lost, even though people have told me it is easy to get around. I've lived in this town for most of my life, at the drop of a hat I can tell you where the good places to go to shop are to get the best deal. DH asked if we were all getting excited yet. I told him I wasn't and he didn't like that answer. This all just takes time to get use to and you can prepare yourself for anything but when you are in the midst of it......well, it is hard.
I did promise pictures and I only have a few. I decided most of the photos I want to show you, are going to have to wait. However, these are among my favorites.
This is the entry way and my favorite here are the skylights. Everything in this house is open and I just love not feeling closed in anywhere.
And looking up from the landing. Yep, mirrors on the closets. It makes everything look bigger and I'm always wanted a banister like this!
This is going to be my scrapbook corner. For 10 years I've been in the family room so I didn't see any point in changing that now. I am in love with the built in shelves. Can't wait to make it my own!(no the TV doesn't stay, it belongs to the former owners.
Thanks for stopping by today and listening to rantings of a mean-o-pausal woman, Hot flashes included!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Series of events

So the series of events this week has left our heads in a cloud. It started out with two phone calls from my DH's boss. It made my DH nervous and he ended up not sleeping well on Monday night. This was one time I was glad he was working in Spokane! His boss was pretty general, asking how everything in his new position was working out. Only big stress is he isn't up there full time, so then that led to why. Truly there isn't much we can do about the sale of our house but in order to purchase a house in Spokane we have to have the equity from this house.

There conversation with my DH's company loaning us the down payment for the new house! What that says for my DH! He has been humbled this week, in relizing his position with the company now. They have faith that he can do this sales job, it is a big step. A job you work your whole life for.

So..............we made an offer on the house we love this week and it was accepted yesterday morning! We will have to carry two mortgages for a little while however I just exspect God to intervene and bring the buyers for this house, before we move completely to Spokane. No closing date yet, all I know is it will be soon! So I'm packing and doing more organizing.
I'm looking forward to taking the summer and moving into our new house. To be settled with everything in its place is important to me. It has been difficult the last few months for me to not have my normal things around me. I promise I will share more photos through the coming weeks!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Fun Finds

So I have this problem.......I am always on the look out for fun organizational tools! It is an addiction that I'm not afraid to admit to, however what I fear is I may have to Wait can you ever have to many??? HHHhhhhmmmm, I may have to think about that one.

So as my sights are being set on sometime soon moving into our new house, I'm looking for things that will work. I'm in LOVE with Target's $1 spot!! I don't have to feel like I have broken my bank account buying things. Oh and my other favorite is, Target end caps........a couple of years back I found 12x12 magnetic boards for like $3 each. To that I added spice containers with magnets on the bottom. That is what I use to hold a good deal of my scrapbooking accessories. This was in the $1 spot at Target but it was $2.50, it will be a nice addition to the medium and large size lime green ones I found this past fall at TJ Max!! I love using them for mini albums.

I also like going to my local Goodwill. Sometimes you can find cool things and I feel I scored big time this past week! I found these tins with hangers for .99cents each. I'm hoping to be able to hang them from a cool curtain rod.
Oh and another problem I have is dishes. Ceramic plates and bowls are among my favorites. As our children have grown up we have replaced all of our cheap dishes with Stoneware. Our main colors are Cobalt Blue, Lime Green, Dark Plum, and Tan. We have a few that have wine grapes on them. My favorite place to go for dishes is Pier 1. This week I struck gold.....see out of everything we have for dinner plate they have matching salad plates except my lime green ones. I've been searching for two years and guess what Pier 1 came out with for the summer? Lime Green plates with Daisies on them. Perfect! I haven't even used them yet, they will be for the new house. They just make me so happy.
I'm a firm believer in surrounding yourself with things that make you happy. So do that today, don't allow others to steal your JOY. Find what makes you happy, just sit and enjoy it. Soak it in and while you are slowing down, look at the beauty around you. You might be surprised what you see in a new way.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Just keeping busy......

Nothing new on the house. The weather around here has been weird which doesn't lend itself well to showing houses. sigh So we wait, mean while having to do everything we can to not get stressed out. It doesn't always work, it just gets to you not having a place to call your own. The kids are out of school offically Tuesday at 10am. So God if you are reading this.......please don't make us wait to much longer before an offer.

In trying to keep myself busy I am doing more sorting of things. This week the goal is to pack more boxes and my rolling scrapbook bag. That way when we do move, at least I can have a few projects to keep me creative at the new house. Speaking of being creative, I've been up to a few things and they have helped so much in keeping my stress level down. A few of the things I have been holding onto are dried flowers that belong to my oldest daughter from all of her dances. The decision was made to not take them with us when we move so I found these great frames with a felt background, mounted the flowers inside the frames then sent them on there way to my oldest daugther. Hope she enjoys them! The one to the right is a bouquet of flowers I gave to her for her 16th birthday. I had even found a teddy bear to match the coral colored roses. I think adding the picture of the bear was a nice touch.

At my local scrapbook store some wonderful paper came in! Well, most all of it is wonderful! My downfall beautiful and fun papers!! So here is to fun with some K&Company paper with the cutest mushrooms on it!! This is a stand up 5x7 arylic frame.

Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by for a visit.