Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Arrive after a 15 hour travel day, nice rest. Wake up, baby gets flu. go on a mini vacation with fam and boy gets flu too. Oh- and not to mention hubby gets it too. Then we come home early. baby isn't sleeping, day after we get home, i get flu. nasty stuff. still can't sleep. baby won't eat or sleep well. I get over flu, but now have a massive cold. Niece gets flu too.
no one else is sick (knock on wood) Oh- and should i mention that i've lost about 5-7 pounds though? think it's good- still not sure though. lol
ALthough, we did have a fun christmas. guess it was more laid back than what it normally would have been had not some of us been so sick. oh well. things are looking up though. kids have played in snow and went sledding, built a snowman, and had fun with grandparents.
Think it will take at least a week for grandpa and grandma detox to take place once we get home though. hahaha :)
ok- just letting you know i'm still here. I'll post more and pics once i'm feeling like it. lol ;)
Hope ya'll had a Merry Christmas!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
These are pages I've done from the new Piggy Tales Flip Book. Totally cool. You can check it out here.
Then I did these using the December Kit from the Nook. Like I said- if you haven't signed up for this yet, PLEASE DO. you won't be dissapointed. These kits are seriously amazing. Stay tuned, i'll be doing at least one more project using this amazing kit!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Now I've been thinking- somethings are coming up in my life (like moving somewhere and finishing school in 6 months) that has me thinking a lot about simplifying life. I'd like to consider myself pretty clean and organized. I have my share of thigns on the floor and piles here and there, but for the most part, they are only visible to me- behind closed doors. haha
So here's my idea- I'm goign to start posting "tips" on ways to simplify life and things. These are things I've done in that past, things I've heard of and always wanted to try, and things that I just plain need to do. So stay tuned if you want to get some tips. They'll be organizational, crafty, cleaning, fun, etc. you name it.... i'll try and post something for it all.
So my first tip.......
This comes from my mom. And being that we are leaving to go home for Christmas in less than a week- i've been thinking a lot about cleaning and packing. This is one of the best things i think iv'e ever done with going on trips.
When it comes to my kids, you always need to pack extra clothes right? Well I always hated that I'd throw all their clothes into one suitcase and then once we arrived where we were going, it'd all be jumbled and I'd be the one going through it all to decifer what they'd wear and when.
Like I said, my mom did this and thanks to her, I do it too and don't plan on stopping for a long time! (ok- so like get on with it already right? sheesh..... :)- )
WHen packing your kids things (specifically clothes), put a shirt, pants, underwear, and socks togheter and put them into a gallon size ziplock bag. Squeeze the air out of course. then pack the bags. That way- if you have to live out of a suitcase, all you have to do is have each kid pull out one bag and dress themselves! At the end of the day- they put the clothes back in the bag. Now, you know which ones are clean and which are dirty because THEY put the clothes back in the bag. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy right? Saves a lot of time and effort when it comes to organizing and having the kids dress themselves while on vacation. One less thing to worry about.
Well- there ya go. My first tip. I have a few more up my sleeve, but i'll save them for another day. Maybe when I'm not so tired and need to go to bed. lol
I was able to scrap almost all day yesterday! very excited. I'll be revealing my mini album for Piggy Tales tomorrow and a couple more projects. So fun!
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 07, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Ok- so check this book out. It was a fun book to read... seriously. When I first saw the book and the title, I was kind of put off with wondering what this book could have in store. I had heard that there had previously been a book similar to this, except for boys. It had done well, so I guess I had no reason to doubt it would be good.
As I started reading, I found myself laughing. It ended up bringin back fond memories of my childhood. Some things that i had actually forgotten! What I appreciated most about this book is that it helps any parent with girls, gear up and help them use their imagination to "play". Takes you back to four square, hopscotch, etc. Remeber back in our day when we didn't have video games and tv and electronic things to entertain us? I hope my daughters can use these games to teach their friends and have fun using their imaginations instead of relying on tv and toys to do it for them.
Another thing.... it's not exactly JUST FOR GIRLS. It can EASILY be applied to boys too. It's not all about dress ups and makeup and looking like a princess. This is more of an imagination guide. Very very intersting and helpful.
This is really a fun book. I'd recommend it to anyone who has kids and wants them to start getting their butts off the couch and having fun with other kids and not relying on THINGS to entertain them. I will be keeping this book in my collection and will be pulling it out in a few years when my daughters are old enough to understand these things and help them use their imagination even more.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
SO we made it to our house that was just AWESOME! nice 2000 sq. foot home with a pool in the backyard. it was so much better than staying in a hotel. I'd highly reccomend it for anyone planning a trip. If you want the info, contact me. It will seriously be so worth it. PLUS- it's the same price or cheaper than most hotels in the area!