Saturday, April 24, 2010

What will you do now that you've won the lottery? "I'm going to Disney World!"

"And fixing my two front teeth."

Ok, that's not me talking, but Chris Shaw, a Missourian who won $258 million smackers on Wednesday.

Thursday morning I heard that the winning ticket had been sold in Marshall, Mo, at the Breaktime, and I called Andy to half-seriously ask him if he'd bought a ticket there. Only half-seriously, mind you.

Hope this guy manages it OK! Good luck, Chris Shaw!

Friday, April 23, 2010

This is why we don't go out to eat.

We tried to go out for pizza last night.
Fundraiser for the school band.
Apparently they weren't expecting such a huge turnout, because we were turned away at the door.
No pizza for us, so we went for mexican food.
All you can eat chips and salsa.
What's not to love?
When the waitress set down the basket of chips, Joe yelled out:


Oh, yeah, that's why we don't take the kids out in public.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The race.

We're not like normal families. Oh, no. And when it comes to Pinewood Derby time? What does Joe come up with?

Oh, yes, that's a school bus. A big, yellow school bus.

Joe's so cute, and he definitely has his own ideas, so that's what he made. He even won a couple of races, but it wasn't the fastest, by far.

Maybe if their bus driver was driving it. He does have a tendency to speed.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Fried food and chicken poop

So, yesterday I made an 8 hour round-trip drive with Andy. Well, 3/4 of the drive was with Andy and the other 1/4 I drove a mini-van back to his place of employment. This drive was made in the afternoon and evening, so the kids arrived home on the bus from their place of education. When they left for said place of eduction that morning, I didn't know that I would be gone when they came back to the home-base, so I didn't have dinner made for them.

Their Auntie Tara (sometimes know as Auntie Booby) came over and made cookies with Nattie, so I called her up to tell her that the kids could cook up some hamburgers and throw some salad on their plate and call it good. She took me up on it, and when Andy and I arrived at home-base the smell of fried food hit us like a brick when we opened up the door.

Andy's way to solve the problem of the smell was to open up the window in our bedroom. Whoa. Fried meat is not pleasant. The chicken barns are not pleasant. Add them together and you have downright biological warfare possibilities. I'm thinking about bottling it and contacting the Pentagon. There are possiblities here, I'm telling you.

Friday, April 9, 2010

5 Minutes for Mom's Ulitmate Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

It is once again time for the Ultimate Blog Party! I love blog-hopping, and finding new and interesting blogs to lurk around in.

As usual, there are so many prizes up for grabs.

I would adore something from Kristen's Custom Creations, a fellow etsy-er.

And what is this??? Frozen chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookie dough? Why haven't I heard of this before??

While I'm savoring those lovely chocolates, I can relax with my own Scentsy burner.

Then, I'll head on over to to spend my $25 gift card from The Product Review Place.

Last, but definitely not least, I can go through the photos I've just ordered from Shutterfly with my gift card from Scraps of My Geek Life.

Wouldn't that be a lovely, relaxing night?

Oh, yeah, that and spending time with the fam!

Hello, Cupcake!

These cupcake cards are so easy to make. Almost as easy as the real, cake-y confections!

I started with a 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of pink cardstock and some scraps of corrugated yellow paper and some Die Cuts With a View scalloped cardstock. I just free-hand trimmed the scalloped cardstock into a cupcake top, and cut a wedge out of the corrugated paper. Both papers had a white core, so I sanded them a bit to add a little dimension.

Then I used some more scraps and cut them down to size. I folded the cardstock for the "hello, cupcake" card so that the inside showed about an inch or so past the front, so "cupcake" shows when the card is folded closed.

Then, some Thickers letter stickers, a button, and some stitching are the frosting on the {cup}cake!

2 cupcakes, and zero calories.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Well, I must still be in a mood.

I've still been in my scrapbooking frame of mind, and I've put together some new pages and a couple of cards.

This page took me, no kidding, ten minutes to make. I have been using some sketches from PageMaps, (LOVE them!) and all I have to do is grab some paper and pictures and throw them all together. I had my sewing machine out, and threading it with black thread took longer than the rest of it. (Dang machine!) Both of these sketches are from the December PageMaps newsletter, and on this page I used:

Bazzil cardstock
Making Memories Patterned paper
Daisy D's Patterned paper
American Crafts Thickers
Embossed felt flowers from an Etsy shop, don't remember which one!
Library card

I have tons of pictures, and in my usual organizational style, they are scattered hither and yon and with no apparent rhyme or reason. That being said, my latest project is putting some semblance of order to all of those pictures! I've been sorting them into a sorting box from Creative Memories, and I'm loving it so far! I was really dreading the process, because I didn't know where to start, so I just dove in.

This page is about my mom and her two sisters. It's a picture that I ran across while sorting all of those photos, and I got to thinking about all they've been through together. This is based on another PageMaps sketch.

Die Cuts With a View Patterned paper
Autumn Leaves Patterned paper
Vintage and new ribbon
Hydrangea flowers

Hope you all had a great Easter! We did, and my sister posted pictures here to prove it, so go take a look.
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