Thursday, May 29, 2008

4 generations...

...of fabulous ladies in the same place at the same time! This is a picture that was taken a week ago with my Grandma, my mom, myself and my daughter. Although I have seen better pictures of almost all of us, I love it because we are all together. It took an act of God to get us all together at the same time, seriously!!! My Grandma is 86 1/2 years old and she is not in good health. This may be the photo I ever have taken with her. I hope not, but you never know. So that is why I think this photo is great. Not because we look like supermodels in our Sunday best, but because it is who we are and we are together!

It has been a busy week for us here. The kids have had Tae Kwon Do, drama club performances, field trips and all of the other things that go along with the end of the school year. Only 1 1/2 more days till school is out for the summer. I am looking forward to that! I have been working, volunteering at the school, scrapping, sewing and making some jewelry. Here is a pic of some necklaces that I've made this week.

Last, but not least, is a pic of some vintage treasures that I picked up this week! Aren't they gorgeous?

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Out with the old, in with the new

So last Friday I got my hair done. I like to mix it up a bit with my hair color between summer and winter. Here is a pic of my hair color from before. I was going for a reddish color. I liked it, but with the change of season I was feelin' the need for change.

Here is a pic of the color I got for the summer. What do ya think?

Here is a little pic of a layout I did recently. I did a "Bossy Scrapper challenge" where you are told what page elements to grab and given a time limit to grab them and add them to the page. Then you are given your next task. This goes on for 1 1/2 hours then you post what you post what you've come up with. Well, I am not going to post the first page I made here because it was truly sad looking. This is the LO after I made some modifications to it. I love the floral patterned paper so much. I could wrap myself in it and take a big nap!
So that is it for now! Thanks for coming over and paying me a visit!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Slip sliding away!

Today is another hot one. It's over 100 degrees with no end in sight to the heat. My kids have created a little game they like to play in our backyard called "Water Works". They put the hose here and there on our play structure. They have a ride that is called the "slip and slide" and another that is called "five minute shower". Here is a pic of my son enjoying the slip and slide.

Here is a little project I did today using corks I have been saving up for quite some time. At first I wasn't exactly sure what I would do with them. This is what I've finally come up with. What do you think?

I did this layout this week about my relationship with my dad. I heard a song that totally inspired me to do this one and played it over and over while I created this. This one just poured out of me and onto the page. Totally scrap therapy! I used some lovely vintage lace and buttons that I picked up at a local antique store. Although the topic is a bit sad, I really like the way it turned out.

Well, that's about it for now. I hope you have a great Sunday.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hmmm, let me see....

What to post? Let's see... I got some happy mail today from Becca at Scrap in Style. Some great goodies included in the package that I won from a challenge on the site. I also got a magazine in the mail today, woohoo! Now that is happy mail!

Hubby is up in Tahoe. He took 12 of his employee's on a surprise camping trip up in Tahoe! It is only going to be for one night, but I already miss him.

I am getting my hair colored tomorrow. I don't know quite what I am going to do yet, but I am excited to get my hair done. Isn't it crazy when you work in a salon and you have to schedule an appointment at least one week in advance just to get your hair done? Seriously though, why is it that I realize that planning in advance is a necessity, when other's fail to see it's value? I had a client call this week acting all crazy because she couldn't get an appointment in the next two days. Even as I type this I got a call on my HOME phone about making an appointment tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. Seriously! 9 a.m.! Can you believe that? Okay, I need to stop before I go off on more of a tangent than I already have!

Oh, and it was over 100 degrees here today. Holy cow that's hot for May! If this is any indication of what's to come then I think I am going to curl up in a ball and shrivel up in a ball and die! Usually this kind of heat doesn't happen till much later in the season. We need to get a pool.

One last thing, I spent $72 dollars on gas today. Cool, huh? Gas is crazy expensive and shows no sign of going down significantly anytime soon. I may need to put my kids to work just to afford the gas to shuffle them around from here to there. Sheesh.

Okay, I realize that it seems like I am complaining here. That is not at all what I meant to do. I am not grumpy of pms-ing or anything! I am just sharing little bits of my daily life with you. So, with that said I bid you adeiu.

much love to all of you who endured this entire post!


Saturday, May 10, 2008

Dear blog...

I know that you have been feeling a bit neglected lately. Sorry blog. I've just been so busy that I haven't taken the time to update you on my goings on. Let me see if I can rectify that right now. I sewed an 1840's costume for my daughter for an "Environmental Living Program" at Sutter's fort. I made a display board for the Fort entry with vintage looking photographs and thier characters names. I had
4th grade homework!!! Only 100 schools get to participate in the ELP program a year. It is an incredible opportunity for the children to get hands on experience about what it was really like to live as a Pioneer. They arrived at the fort in covered wagons drawn by horses. They rotated through 8 stations throughout the day and helped with task that were typical of families living at that time. They baked bread and cinnamon rolls in the bakery using an outside stone oven. They had kitchen duties, made mini horse shoes in the forge, made corn husk dolls (that was my station). We ate dinner at the Fort and then some musicians came with thier fiddles and guitars and the kids danced. Later they went upstairs in the main building and had a sing along. They stayed the night under the stars in thier sleeping bags and took turns during the middle of the night guarding the fort. It was a once in a life time opportunity!
Anyways blog, I thought you might like to see my daughter in her outfit and some other pictures from that fabulous day!

This is me and some other ladies trying to give our best "Pioneer faces" inside the bakery.

Me and my girl at the fort.

Getting her pioneer groove on!

I've also been on a 2nd grade fiedl trip to Cache Creek nature preserve. This is one of the delightful things we spied while there.

A Hummingbird nest! It had the tiniest little egg in it, one of the most precious things I've seen!

So all of that and then some: work, a child who is convinced that he has broken one of his limbs (again), re-arranging my scrap room, not to mention of of the regular stuff!
So blog, I am very sorry for having neglected you! I've been super busy but I know that is not much of an excuse! In the future I will try very hard to keep you in the know about what up. So, is all forgiven? Thanks blog, I knew you would understand!!!!!

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