Sunday, December 31, 2006
I am home alone.
And I love it.
What should I do?
I need to mop the kitchen....
I need to clean my scrap space....
I need to ........Listen to only the pecking of the keys of the computer.
I need to listen to the lovely silence.
I want to wish each one of you silence when you need it,
noise when you want it,
and inspiration for the new year.
Start the new year off with a scrapbook page.
My idea is to....Document time tonight. Starting at 5 p.m till midnight.
Take pictures if you want, or just document the next 7 hours.
The 7 hours leading into 2007.
Can't wait to see your pages.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
I checked out and went to my car. I unloaded my packages and then saw 2 buggies up against my car. (lets keep count here, with mine this makes 3) So I start to put them together to walk them to the holding pin. Which by the way was only about 4 cars up from where we were parked. ( this is where it could have gotten nasty) A couple parked next to me each had a buggy. And the lady pushed her empty buggy and propped it on the car in front of us. I walked over got her cart also and added it to mine, You know what I was thinking, but not saying a word. The husband then said, if you are going to take them, here I will donate mine. I said, " I just don't want them to hit my car or anyone else's. He got into his car. As you can guess I was steaming by this time. And I was trying to push 5 buggies to the holding pen. Well, picture this.... They started to come apart - A car pulled up to take the couples parking place, blinker on, and waiting, I am still struggling with 5 carts. The couple said something to each other and then laughed. I allowed them to pull out and the other car to pull in. Still struggling, I took 2 at a time until I got them in the holding pen. How was your Sunday?
Friday, December 15, 2006
1.Your Rock Star Name (first pet & current street name): Joe Covered Bridge
2.Your Gangsta Name (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie): Coffee Nutter Butter
3. Your "Fly Girl" Name (first initial of first name, first three letter of your last name): J Woo
4.Your Detective Name (favorite color, favorite animal) Red Cat
5. Your Soap Opera Name (middle name, city where you were born): Lynn Birmingham
6.Your Star Wars Name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first): Wooje
7.Superhero Name (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The"): The black crown ( haha)
8. Nascar Name (the first names of your grandfathers): Matthew Garnett
9. Stripper Name (the name of your favorite perfume, favorite candy) Nadda Reeses.
10. Witness Protection Name (mother & fathers middle name): Margaret Wayne
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
I had a "real" day off yesterday. I went to the dentist and then home. Took a nap, done some laundry and vacuumed. I loved it. I didn't worry that I only have one more Monday off before Christmas and still need to go Christmas shopping. I hate shopping on the weekend with everyone else. The crowds have been terrible in Trussville, I hear. So I will have a marathon shopping day next Monday. Look out if you live in this area. haha
This is a photo of the decorations I came up with for the shop, this year. Inexpensive, and it makes a big statement. Hubby helped wire it all together and climb the ladder. I bought fake berries, 4 apple sprays and Eugulipus. ( I love the smell)
Monday, December 11, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.
2. Drink as much eggnog as you can. And quickly. It's rare. You can't find it any other time of year but now. So drink up! Who cares that it has 10,000 calories in every sip? It's not as if you're going to turn into an eggnog-alcoholic or something. It's a treat. Enjoy it. Have one for me. Have two. It's later than you think. It's Christmas!
3. If something comes with gravy, use it. That's the whole point of gravy. Gravy does not stand alone. Pour it on. Make a volcano out of your mashed potatoes. Fill it with gravy. Eat the volcano. Repeat.
4. As for mashed potatoes, always ask if they're made with skim milk or whole milk. If it's skim, pass. Why bother? It's like buying a sports car with an automatic transmission.
5. Do not have a snack before going to a party in an effort to control your eating. The whole point of going to a Christmas party is
to eat other people's food for free. Lots of it. Hello?
6. Under no circumstances should you exercise between now and New Year's. You can do that in January when you have nothing else to do. This is the time for long naps, which you'll need after circling the buffet table while carrying a 10-pound plate of food and that vat of eggnog.
7. If you come across something really good at a buffet table, like frosted Christmas cookies in the shape and size of Santa, position yourself near them and don't budge. Have as many as you can before becoming the centre of attention. They're like a beautiful pair of shoes. If you leave them behind, you're never going to see them again.
8. Same for pies. Apple. Pumpkin. Mincemeat. Have a slice of each. Or if you don't like mincemeat, have two apples and one pumpkin. Always have three. When else do you get to have more than one dessert? Labor Day?
9. Did someone mention fruitcake? Granted, it's loaded with the mandatory celebratory calories, but avoid it at all cost. I mean, have some standards.
10. One final tip: If you don't feel terrible when you leave the party or get up from the table, you haven't been paying attention.
Re-read tips; start over, but hurry, January is just around the corner. Remember this motto to live by:
"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
Have a great holiday season!
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
The Jubilee is full- thanks girls. Be prepared to have a wonderful time. I am finalizing projects this week. I know waiting until the last minute, is not good. But I have almost all finished. One is giving me a problem and I will be doing a lot of prep work, for it. Want to have plenty of time to get to them all. There is over 10, if you count each card, tag, bag and/or goodies. Oh well, off to take Malik to school.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
This is one of the projects we will complete during the Jubilee. It will hold all those Christmas cards you will be receiving this holiday season. Can you see a theme here? I think I went dot crazy. But it is all coming together and we are going to have soooo much fun. Went alittle brain dead yesterday and lost all my creativity. But when I got home a got out the glitter, it all came back. Don't you just love glittler and all things that sparkle. Is it Christmas or is it just all things that sparkle???? Have a good Thursday!!! And by the way only 3 spaces left for the jubilee.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Snort, snort, yawn , oh, it is just a dream..... I am going to mothers for Thanksgiving dinner.
Hope your blessing are abundant and your dreams are inspiring.
Monday, November 20, 2006
This is my finished altered canvas we made at the retreat. I really like it and it is going on my wall in my studio as soon as I can get to it. All these events and projects have left my room in quite a mess. I hope I am not the only one. Will be decorating for Christmas at the shop today. Our Christmas Open House is December 2nd. Starting at 9 a.m. till 4.
If you have nothing to do, I would love to see you.
Also, as of the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we will be open a few hours after church on Sunday afternoon. From 2 to 6. So if you are out for a ride in the country, stop by. Off to decorate.
Monday, November 13, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Have u seen this?
Got it in the mail yesterday, hubby tried to put in the shredder. His response was this is all you need. I am not sure what he meant by this but I agree. But they are cute. It will save me $, you get paybacks.
4% on scrapbook supplies Up to $100.oo a month, this is a joke. I can spend 100.00 on a run by just to pick up a piece of paper I need to finish a layout.
3% on pay at the pump----as u are rushing to the scrapbook store.
2% on groceries- this should be on delivery pizza, after you have scrapbook all day and forgot to cook.
and 1% on almost anything else. Is there anything else, except scrapbooking, I ask you?
Monday, November 06, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
Soooo yada yada....
Life has been spinning by as fast as it possiblely can the last couple of weeks. And so I have had not extra time to post on my blog. So today is catch up time. As you well, know the crop was great and we will be donating over $2000.00 worth of supplies and $400.00 cash to the hospital. We learned alot about each other and I look forward to next year.
Halloween is upon us and I have the past few years had a party for about 25 children. But this year it was impossible. So one of the mother is having a party and ask if I could make a few treats. Pictures to follow ( I hope).
My computer is having problems and hubby has not figured it out , yet. But I know he will. I have to go off line and back on to get my mail. For some reason it disconnects as soon as the mail is delivered. So keep your fingers crossed that this post goes through.
I am hosting another crop this Saturday but this one is for me. A chocolate birthday crop. I have been trying to complete the goodies for the party. And it has taken alot of my time this week, thank goodness we have been slow at the shop. And trying to find all the right chocolate to have at the party and the taste testing, someone had to do it. I will post a picture as soon as the party is over.
Oh, and the picture of my lastest book is above, love it!!! It is really funky and I am trying to create a ornament I saw in the book, will post pics later on this too. But if you get a chance, take a look see at this book. Not alot to do with scrapbooking but making jewery and crowns too. Did I say, I love it!!!
And on another note a friend of ours had open heart surgery this last week, Don is doing well but add him to your prayer list. He will have to change his life style quite a bit and this will be very hard on him.
Today I am off and I have to finish the chocolate covered apples for the kids party, go to Hobby Lobby and get stuff, grocery store
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Well, grandson #1 does this with the Party City Halloween Catalog. He looks at it all the time, even on the ride to school this morning. Telling me about how this one would be cool and that one. Telling me that he will be a Vampire next year and the year after that maybe a...........this is where I tuned him out. Oh, to be young again. In a few years he will not think it is cool to pick out a costume for Halloween, to soon he will be a "TEENAGER". Too Cool to participate in Halloween. Now that is a scary thought.......
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
You will be entitled to:
make n take ( stampin up)
Accommodations for 1 night , if you want.( on a first come first serve bases)
Saturday night prize give a way
all for $65.00
Deadline if Friday October 13th.
Help us Help the children.
The "Daughter of the Nile" give our money to the Shriner's Hospital.
Our goal is to provide a better quality of life
to children who are in need.
While the children are in the hospital they, nor their parents, have any cost.
So by joining in on the fun at this crop you will be helping these children.
Call me if interested
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Dear Jerri Wood:
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Thursday, October 05, 2006
Monday, October 02, 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Weekend Auction Goodies
Had to bid on this little guy, he looked so happy. He is alittle rusty and alot dusty ,but a cutie.
And this clear cut glass powder box, I believe I have a vintage pink puff, somewhere.
And last but not least, a vanity from the glamour days. Can't you just see her sitting at the vanity putting on her face, to go out on the town. Had to strip off the nasty material, going to wash it tomorrow and then it will be ready to sell. Oh, boy just got a e-mail, another auction on Friday night. Wonder what I will find?????
Friday, September 22, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Friday, September 15, 2006
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
My dear sweet Hubby has a sweet tooth.
And when the wind starts to blow and the nights get cooler, his sweet tooth rears it's ugly head.
There will be candy in the house the rest of the year. These Peanut butter kisses, candy corn, Smarties, chocolate covered cherries, chocolate covered marshmallow anything. When our local Wal-mart has a holiday candy section , that is where he can be found. He is a child at heart, when it comes to his candy. So bring on the candy season. Fall is in the air, and the smell of Holiday candy.
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
What was a not so good Saturday turned out to be okay.
Friday, September 01, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
*On a side note- a friend came by the shop yesterday. We talked , we laughed, we talked some more. Thanks, Jenn - I needed some girl talk.
on a different note : Had a wonderful surprise yesterday. A good friend ( Jenn) came by the shop and we had the nicest visit. We talked for hours, I needed some girl talk.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Sorry can't remember details now, but it had something to do with scrapbooking paper. I dream every night, hubby says if he does, he does not remember. I thought everyone dreamed. I get some of my best ideas while I am sleeping. No wonder I have to say " I think it is about time for flowers". No idea.
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Oh, this is my Friday Challenge of " a day in the life " . I took paper to the shop on Friday after posting. And worked on it a bit. I tore out of magazines the corner of page 24, a bingo card with the #24 highlighted, #24 on a crossword puzzle, I tore out of the yellow pages a company that is open 24 hours a day, and a #24 bingo piece. Twenty Four Hours in a day, sometimes doesn't seem to be enough. A lot of doodling, and just left it on the desk until I could get back to it and add what I had done. Again no pictures, just a day in my life.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
The phone just rang, and it was a lady passing through Cleveland. She saw something outside and wanted to purchase it.
Maybe I need to put a sign on the door that reads:
If we aint here just slid the money under the door.
I am already good for Thursday, we have made a sale everyday we have been open. Apparently, some days before we open.....
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Scrapbooking has not only preserved my precious photos for the future generation, it has also rewarded me with great friends. These two women will do anything and has helped me in ways they will never know. They wanted to share their birthday with friends and ask at Michaels to see if they could use the classroom. They have children crafty/birthday parties all the time. And so they may have started something. Classroom space/cropping space. Looking so forward to this fun time with good friends and cake too.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Last photo of Jerri's Junque found on the 450 mile yard sale. I have been collecting dishes that have age cracks/color, for some time now. The man I bought this from said this happens because there was clay in the dish. And it deteriorates with time. Oh, honey don't we all. Anyway I love it and it won't be going to the store now. I also got some old photo, love old black and whites. I did take some to the shop. I have been working hard trying to get ready for a new adventure at the shop. Something I am adding. Check back later for details.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Well, I am out the door to pick up my glasses. Yes, I bit the bullet and went for an eye exam. And on the bill , the box marked was # AGE RELATED # so how old do I feel today. Photo to follow with specks, you young wipper snapper. If I can figure how to work these new fangle contraption.
guess what color I got?
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Friday, August 04, 2006
It is Friday
Just got back from the 450 mile yard sale. And I was really disappointed this year. I spent more $ at the scrapbook stores in an around Chattanooga. This is a little photo of my scrapbooking goodies. And in the next few days I will share pictures of my Antique goodies. But on to more important things. The Friday challenge.
I know we have all done a page about your favorite color but what about the color of your car, scrapbook space, favorite room in your house, house, all your shoes, purses, or furniture. Is it bright or neutral.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Crop 2 Help Retreat
Help us Help the children of the Shriners Hospital.
This retreat has been carefully created to accommodate you
while making memories for the future.
Crop Hosted by The Daughters of the Nile
A deposit of $62.50 is due within 7 days of registering & the balance
is due by September 1, 2006.
Refund and Cancellation Policy: Please note that any and all cancellations will result in a loss of deposit. NO EXCEPTIONS
No Shows receive- No refund
Location- Springville Camp & Conference Retreat House
Accommodations- bunk style lodging
2 people per 8 foot table
48 hours of non stop cropping
on site scrapbooking store
Stampin up make and take
2 free classes
Copy , Paste- complete and return to me
Mail payment to:
2520 Covered Bridge Road
Cleveland, Alabama 35049