Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Cards!

I finally got around to taking some christmas card pictures. Here are some reject pictures always funny to look at


then i finally found a winner! Went over to shutterfly and made this card

Traditional Damask Red Christmas
Personalize the christmas season with Christmas photo cards.
View the entire collection of cards.

Head over to shutterfly to make your own they have some great deals going on right now and you still have time!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

A new scrapbook store = New LO's

Finally a scrapbook store has opened in my town. Not only is it in town it is right down the road and I have to drive past it at least twice a day. This could mean trouble for my bank account. I was also so excited to see they are offering classes. I think I may sign up for a few after the holidays.

A 2 pager

I loved this soccer paper!

Saturday, November 27, 2010


The winner of the Macoroni Grill and Wanchai ferry giveaway is number 1 (chosen by Kath27 Congrats I will email you for your contact info!

Black Friday

Are you a "crazy" black Friday shopper?? I am!!

for the last 5 years I have gone black Friday shopping. This year was my first year I had to do it solo. :(

I went to Walmart at midnight scooped up most of the midnight deals I wanted then got in line for a 5am doorbuster around 1am. Yep I stayed in line from 1am-5am for an eletronic doorbuster. I ended up getting the $298 HP laptop for my dh this christmas. I know alot of people think I am crazy but I actually do enjoy it! I made friends in line, got a great deal and was home by 6am! Yep thats right I only went to one store, not my usual but since Im still getting over a cold I figured I better not stay out shopping much longer. There were a few things Walmart had sold out of instore that I was disappointed but I came home went online and ordered all but one of them online with free shipping! Doesn't get much easier than that!
Im going to be hitting up some more sales today. :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Have a Date Night at home. GIVEAWAY

Who doesnt love a date night? I know around here they are few and far between.
Here we are pre kids when we use to go out on dates often!
Life always seems to get in the way, so when and Wanchai Ferry and Macaroni Grill asked me if I wanted to sample there product for a home date night I was excited. I made the Macaroni Grill and loaded a Netflix movie for our date night. My boyfriend isnt a fan of "boxed" food so I didnt tell him it was boxed. We both really like the way the chicken and the sauce turned out the noodles were a bit bland but overall it made a quick yummy dinner! Im not a fan of Orange Chicken so I left this one for my boys to have a guys night and eat when I had a meeting to attend. They both were fans and have requested I make it again.
Would you like to try these yourself for free??
I thought so!

All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you do to make date nights at home special and/or fun! DO this by November 26th at 11am est. I will chose a winner using

good luck!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Snapfish is offering free shipping but today is the last day. Hurry over and use the code EXTRAFS10

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Its the most wonderful time of the year

Yes it is! The time is finally here in south florida when we do more things. Now that you can be outside for more than a few minutes without gallons of sweat dripping off of you.
My friend Julia over at Work,Wife,Mom...Life, made a summer bucket list. I thought I would make my own for our nice time of year.
Here is what I have come up with.

--go on nature walks at local natural areas at least 5 different parks!

-throw an awesome birthday party for my little man

- talk SJ to a baseball game

- Go to a NFL game

- go horseback riding on the beach

-Throw a snowball at my dh (this is intresting since we live in FL where it doesnt snow, can I possibly get dh to go up north?)

- read at least 2 books

-cut my hair into a cute hairstyle

-lose at least 20lbs

- workout at least 2x a week every week

- Have 2 date nights with dh

- have a weekend away just me and dh

-blog more

- Have a fun girls night out with only my girlfriends. (hmm can i convince them to leave the men at home?)

So what are your goals for this winter?

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Elmers and X-acto review

its been a scrappy weekend! Yeah!,elmers and x-acto were kind enough to send me all these cool supplies.
I usually use an ATG gun for my adhesive as I go through so much, it had been a while since I had used a small tape runner. I have to say I LOVE This one!! I have done 5 LO's with it allready and its not even half gone! The glue stick was great too, I used it for some of my smaller paper pieces I was using and it held up great.
The corner puncher is OUTSTANDING! Simple to use, I dont know why but the previous one I had sometimes messed up and left a hard edge. Not this one! I will definetly be buying more of these glues when I run out and looking for more X-acto supplies.

Here is the whole product line:
Here is the 1st LO I used these supplies on. Notice the rounded rounded corners on the picture :)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Mickeys Not so Scary Halloween Party

Im back! My family and I traveled to Walt Disney World last week. I will be writing a few posts about our expierences. Today I want to focus on Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party
This was our very 1st time attending the party.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from the party.

The parade was awesome. This float actually smelt like candy! Make sure if you attend you find a spot early. You wont want to miss the beginning, the headless horseman leads the way!

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy dressed in their halloween costumes.
The had 3 dance parties set up we only made our way to one of them but it was the one with Woody and Jessie. I love this picture of my little Woody with the real Woody!
There are quite a few photo opportunities you get at MNSSHP that are not available on normal days.
Like this one with all 7 dwarfs!
Minnie in her halloween costume
the fireworks were at 9:30 and they literally lit up the whole park. It was beautiful.

If you are a Disney lover like me you will not be disappointed with this party. We will definitely attend again.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sams Club Giveaway Winner was used to choose post number 11 from mandala

Congrats I have emailed you.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Back to School with Sams Club Giveaway

Monday is my sons 1st day of Pre-K. This will be his first time in school, even though this is his 1st year going to school this is not my first year collecting Box Tops for Education. We all know schools can use all the extra money they can get. When myblogspark and sams sent me the information on this promotion I had to do it and share it with you all. Want to earn alot of boxtops for your childs school?

from myblogspark and sams club
head over to your local Sam’s Club from Aug. 11 through Aug. 31 and earn more cash for your school. At the Sam’s Club Back-to-School event, you can get a head start on your collection and find 6 Box Tops on participating General Mills products. With your favorite Box Tops for Education brands at a great value, Sam’s Club is your one-stop destination for all your back-to-school supplies you need to send your kids off to school with confidence!

In addition, Sam’s Club is giving you the opportunity to earn even more Box Tops when you upgrade to a “Plus Membership.” From Aug. 6 – Aug. 13, or while supplies last, visit the Member Services Desk of your local Sam’s Club and upon payment for your Plus Membership, you will receive a certificate for 150 Bonus Box Tops! For more information on how you can take advantage of the Back-to-School event at Sam’s Club, visit today!

I went today and stocked up on school supplies with the giftcard myblogspark and Sams Club sent me. Want to win a $25 Sams Giftcard to stock up on your favorite brands?

Do one or all of the following, leave a seperate comment for each entry

Leave a comment telling me your must-have item that you'll be purchasing from Sam’s Club this back-to-school season

Follow me or let me know you follow me by leaving a comment

Blog about this contest and leave a comment with a link.

I will choose a winner on Friday August 20th 8am est.

Sam’s Club and General Mills provided me with the Sam’s Club Plus Membership, gift card, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark;

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Why is scrapping Disney so hard?

I love Disney World, we live fairly close and are lucky enough to have annual passes this year. This leads to alot of Disney pictures to scrapbook. I tend to take pictures of the same things and at the same places, this leads me to get bored of scrapping Disney pages. I have 2 Disney vacations I need to scrap still and I have 2 more Disney vacations planned.

Idid manage to get some Disney inspiration last week and did 2 LO's

The animal kingdom tag was made by me. Tall tales title was made by a friend.

This PP is new and is what got my Disney mojo going again! Unfortunetly I ran out of little black letters, going to have to pick some up to finish this LO.

Come back next week for a chance to win a $25 Sams giftcard from me, Sams and myblogspark!

Friday, July 23, 2010

RIP Tonka

yesterday my sweet doggie Tonka passed away. She was 13 years old and her health has been failing for a long time. We knew the end was near. She must have waited for me and SJ to get home from out trip to pass.
When I met baby daddy he already had Tonka she was about a year old. She ate EVERYTHING! The trim on the house, shoes, hats, even the bottle of spray that was suppose to make her stop eating thing. Once we discovered she had eaten a few lightbulbs. Looking back it was probably a miracle she lived to be 13.
When SJ was born she was 9 years old an I will be honest we were a bit concerned on how she would act with him. That was a silly worry because from the moment SJ came home she was his dog. She would always lay by him. When he would spit up she was right there to clean it up. They really became best friends when he started eating and dropping table food.
Over the past year Tonka's health has really been failing. Her back legs failed and in the end we were carrying her outside. She never cried or growled at or to us. We always said we wanted her to die naturally and at home since our big mean dog hated the car and other animals.
I hope she knew how much we loved her and how empty our house feels without her.
Here are some of my favorite picture of her.

Our family before SJ. Yes I put antlers on my dog.

One of the many beds I made for Tonka

Our 1st family photo. SJ was about a month old.My absolute favorite picture of Tonka and SJ

Just a few weeks ago.

RIP Tonka you were the best dog we could have asked for.
You will be missed so very much

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

MMMM Brownies Winner

I used and the lucky number was 6 making Lori the winner! Congrats!! Enjoy your prize from and pillsbury

Monday, June 21, 2010

MMMMM Brownies giveaway

Myblogspark and Pillsbury sent me a gift certificate to try out these new brownies at Sams Club. They are delicious! I decided to pick some up for fathers day and decorate them with some icing.

From myblogspark and Pillsbury:

With a taste as delicious and authentic as if you baked them at home, Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies are a blend of 3 types of cocoas with real chocolate syrup and milk chocolate chunks to make a delicious fudgy brownie—they’re the perfect solution when you’re pressed for time. Add personal flair to these already-baked brownies with your own decorations, frosting, caramel or powdered sugar! With a straight-out-of-the-oven flavor without the time or clean-up, Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies are a great treat for any occasion!

In addition, when purchasing Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies at Sam’s Club, you have the chance to support your local school with Box Tops for Education. Each package of Pillsbury Chocolate Chunk Fudge Brownies has 6 Bonus Box Tops that can be redeemed to earn cash for the K-8 school of your choice.

Do you want to win the awesome prize pack they sent me?

I thought so all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what occasion you think these brownies would be perfect for. Make sure you leave your email address to so I know how to get ahold of you.

I will pick one random winner on Monday June 28th. Good Luck!

*gift packs were all given to me from Pillsbury and MyBlogSpark*

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A fathers day page

With Fathers day approaching fast, i decided to finally scrap last years pictures. I spent all day making these, they are vanilla cupcakes for the bun, a brownie burger, coconut for the lettuce and icing for mustard and katchup. I also made fries our of sugar cookies to go with them. This idea was not original I found it on a blog last year. I asked baby daddy if he wanted me to make them again and he said no beacause they were too delicious and he is trying to watch his waistline. LOL
* i used a sketch from acherryontops june contest for this LO*

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Letter C

The last 2 days we have concentrated on the letter Cc

We made a Crab out of a C just like over at Totally Tots. We have been hanging these on his wall in his room and going over them every day. He loves adding new ones.

We made our C page for our alphabet book, 1st he glued the C's to construction paper.

then we made Colorful Car tracks on the Cc's
This was definitely one of SJ's favorite activities so far.

Today we went to the beach and we practiced drawing the letters we have learned in the sand. I'm not sure why but he cant seem to remember what an A is he keeps calling it L but if I ask him what A says he knows and can think of things that start with the sound. He knows most of the end of the alphabet so those will be easy for him hopefully these will click soon.

Tomorrow we start D.

also I have a sweet giveaway coming up, keep checking back.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Finishing up A and B from last week

Last week we finished learning about A and B.

We made Ants on a log for snack

started our alphabet book. These are Ants marching all the way up there to the airplane.

We also worked on B last week, SJ knew B allready so I didnt spend as much time on it.
We made a bumblebee out of a B

We also made our B page for our book.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Letters of the Week Summer School

Some friends of mine and I decided to put together a little summeralphabet learning fun for our 4 year olds.

We stared this week with A and B.

this was the 1st time he ever stayed in the lines.

I found this great website Totally Tots that has all these cute alphabet crafts we are going to do every letter and hang them in his room.

This afternoon we will be having applesauce for snack and using apples to paint with as well as reading a book about Apples.

Our Garden is Growing

Here are some pics of our garden from yesterday. Our squash is flowering which means a squash should follow soon. Yeah! Our Zinnias are getting ready to flower too.

I think romaine lettuce is the slowest growing thing ever but that will make it taste all that much better right?

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My little photographer

My son is a photographer in training he loves to take pictures and does a pretty good job at it. Pretty much the only pictures of me and his dad are ones that he took.
He snapped these on our last family vacation at Disney world. We look so relaxed and happy!
did I mention we are going back?! I really need to finish up scrapping the last vacation before that one gets here!!

Paper is by Bo Bunny Mammarazzi line

Monday, May 10, 2010

Trying to Catch up

I spent Friday and Saturday Scrapping away so I have quite a few new LO's to share. Here are some Halloween ones I finished.
Most of the PP I have been hording for years and years out of one of the 1st paper stacks I bought at Joannes.
The super cool halloween spiderweb stamps are Close to My Heart.

Come back tomorrow to see some more :)

Mothers Day 2010

I hope all my fellow mommies had a great Mothers Day. Mine was spent at home a nice quiet day with my boys where SJ kept reminding daddy that mommy had the day off. What a good boy!