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I'm 27, a wife, mother of one great lil girl,and part time nurse to many and one avid scrapbooker.I enjoy nature and the outdoors..I can be a girly girl at times but also like to do lots of " boy" things..all in all I just like to live life and my goal is to try and live it to the fullest!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Hope you all had a merry Christmas!
Ours was good I'm glade that it only comes once yr thats for sure.
Here are a few pics from our holiday
Santa brought Summer the tiger that she so badly wanted
James got me the slice and everything that goes along w/ it..hes to good to me, kisses baby :)
the pic of my mom is of her holding up her $10, 000 winning lotto ticket( so she thought until she read the back and found out it was a prank..hehe, it was to funny. if u havent played that prank on someone, u should you will die laughing..u can get the fake lotto tickets at Spencers).
Ill post pics of some latest creations when I have more time..until then have a good one!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I have finally gotten around to scrapin Summers bday pics from Aug... better late than never i guess. the other lo is up at the store.
I haven't been into the scrapin mood, first of all its freakin freezing outside, literally as I speak we have a winter advisory out, sleet and freezing rain and snow...........have I said I hated Iowa well I do.
So all I have been feeling like doing is curling up on the couch w/ my little heater on and read..which by the way I just got done reading these 2, and if u like love, romance, chick flick kinda books these were a good read.
Can u believe Christmas is next week???

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

what we have been up to these days

some pics of what we have been up to lately

a lo for the Story Matters the challenge is "I believe" and its also the blog challenge for the store,, go check it out and if you have time in this busy month let us know what you BELIEVE...

Saturday, December 13, 2008

middle of december

Can u believe 13 days left until christmas!! Is it me or did it creep on us extra fast this yr...I havent got my xmas cards out yet, still have shopping to do and dont even have all the decorations up this yr...just so much to do in so little time.

Here is a pic of Summer at her dance recital a few weeks ago at the festival of trees..

Thursday, November 13, 2008

what are you thankful for?

The new post up at is what are you thakful for? Just in time for the thankful holiday that by the way is right around the corner...

heres my take, using the amy butler paper which is gorgeous its in it at scrapapganza ( at least it was when i worked last..hurry to get yours).

Decisions ...Decisions

So I had to decide what i wanted more. A coach bag or the slice from making memories, Ive really had my eye on the slice but then i thought i already have the cricuit ( even though i think it sucks and i dont ever use it, maybe i should take Pennys advice and get more cartridges) and then when it came in the store i thought that it was so cool....and I was planning on getting it, UNTIL I went to williamsburg where they have a coach outlet and I seen this bag ( well ive had my eye on that to) and when I seen it I had to have doesnt help when the sales lady is going on and on about how its really an investment and it will last forever..blah blah but anyway so I guess this is an early xmas gift to myself...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

sometimes you just have to play

Seems like I haven't scrapped in a while, I like to blame it on not having the time ( which that has some what to do w/ it) but mostly I haven't b/c I just have not been in the "creative mood".

so i gave it some time and then sat I spent most of the day "playing" painting, embossing, just creating doing something.. and by late that night this is what i had got accomplished.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

our halloween costumes

Thursday, October 16, 2008

So you think you can ???

Another challenge is up at Go check it out...Here is my take on the so you think you can??? challenge.

Monday, October 6, 2008

random pics from" a week in the life" project

a day at the apple barn

Its a Halsey tradition that we go to Tanners apple barn ( near Peoria). This place is awesome its worth the hr drive.
There is soo much to do
the big barn full of arts and crafts and homemade yummies ( like apple cider and jams).
kids play area w/ horse rides, corn maze, sand, golf course, and Summers fav. the " blue barrel ride"
feed the goats
have the tractor take you to the apple orchirds
then a ride to the amazing pumpkin patch were you can pick any size pumpkin for 5 bucks.. the rule is if you pick carry it!
this is the perfect place to go to get you in the fall spirt!!

this is what we saw on the drive to the apple barn, we saw them last yr for the 1st time and there were 3x as many as last yr.

this place is mum heaven you cant leave here w/ out picking out one...and for 8.99 you almost have too!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Challenge # 6

Challenge # 6 already at the The challenge is on the poem I have to fill in the blanks to the questions...(reminded me of a myspace survey). So come join in and play along, this last challenge everyone who participated got a come on what do you have to loose??