Crazy Domestic!

What’s up friends? I’ve been itching to share my news with you all since last week! See, I got an email from Megan over at Crazy Domestic that my $75 Curtain Rod done for less than $15 will be featured on her blog today 12/30/2010! I am so excited for my first feature. Please click on the link below to leave a comment and check out some of the other fabulous crafty ideas featured on the blog!
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Something to scrap about!

If you’ve been reading my blog you know my Mommy was here over the holidays! It’s almost become tradition that she’s here (wherever that may be: Alaska, Texas, Maryland) with us for either Christmas or New Years. This time she bought with her some pretty scrap papers she found at TJ Maxx. I think she picked up mostly because it had a lot of pink which is her favorite color. But it just happened to work out perfectly for a photo of her I’d planned to scrap. mommyPapers used were:Fiskers Cloud 9 Design circa 2007. Love the gray and pink shades. I enhanced the flowers and paper with Stickles and Glossy Accents. I used DCWV The mini scalloped textured cardstock stack. And of course my new favorite embellishment, swirly pearls!

mommy close upHere is a close up of the embellishments. I haven’t written in the journaling yet, I have to figure out how to shorten what I want to say. I love those word stickers that came with the kit. This page came together super quick because it was a kit and everything coordinated!

chrismtas2009Here is a LO of my beautiful daughters last year at Christmas time. I used My Minds Eye Wonderful Winter Glittered Christmas Papers. I finally dusted off my Cricut and used her to cut out the snowflakes.

christmas 2009Here in the close up you can kind of see the stickles I added to the snowflakes to give them sparkle! Looking at these photo’s and looking at them now. The Pookie Doo has grown taller, thinner (her squishiness is fading) and too smart for her own good. The Munchkin has also grown taller, wiser and more confident. Watching them grow is so bittersweet.

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Keep checking back! I have some awesome news to reveal this week!

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The REAL Scooby-Doo!

My five year old Lab, Sampson will do ANYTHING for a treat!  Trying to get him to budge without the promise of a treat is pretty much useless. If he get’s loose show him a treat he’ll turn right back around. Bath & brushing time? Show him a bone he’ll sit as long as you need. Don’t believe? See for yourself! The REAL Scooby-Doo.

sampson rudolphHow fun is this photo, I used Picnik to add the lights and make his nose red. But I had to bribe him to wear the antlers.

022His eye’s are fixed on the bone my daughter is holding.026

Here are the shots before I decided to bribe him with a treat!028


Here are the shots with the bribe in play!030031Look at that face…he’s hanging in there but he ain’t liking it!


033I gave him two snacks for being so cooperative! He’s sucha good boy!

Happy Holidays!

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One last holiday craft post!

Hello friends…I am soooooo excited for this Christmas my Mom will be here as well as Favorite Son Jamel and the best part is, the girls have no clue.I love surprises! So before the business of having company ensues here’s one more holiday craft post. I saw this Pottery Barn inspired Noel sign on a couple of different blog in the blogosphere. I loved it and it’s super easy to make your own! But I don’t really go for the rustic look, I LOVE sparkle and shine. So here’s my version of the sameproject.

 I got the letters from Joann’s on sale for $1 OFF each letter so I think they were $1-2 each. Should’ve gone bigger but I wasn’t sure what I was gonna do with them at the time.
 In the inspiration post she used brown paint, I used black-didn’t have brown but it worked out really nice.010   
I LOVE this stuff! Did you know there is a blog all about Mod Podge, I like the glossy shinny look and this does the trick!Just slop it on and it dries clear

I Really wanted frames that were 8 x 8 but I didn’t have time to make them or go out to get them so I settled for these from Target for now. They were about $2 each!
 So that I can reuse the frame for something else once I get the frames I’d really like-I used Velcro so that it’s not so permanent.017018019
It looks so small in that space-I might make a bigger one and give this one a new home, I am definitely going to make a similar one (someday but with the letters SNOW).
Happy Holidays’ Everyone!  CHRISTMAS IS 3 DAYS AWAY!!!
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Wanna Party?

Then click on over to The DIY Show Off for a Holiday Highlights Linky Party. Check out some very crafty chicks (myself included) and get some ideas for next year! I submitted my
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Handmade Holiday Greeting Cards

This is just a post to share the cards I made this year for my SFFs (Scrap Friends Forever) and a few other folks! 


Santa Belly! Too key-oot!


I especially love this MME collection for two reasons: Snowmen and SPARKELSSSSSS!{ In my London Tipton voice} if you have kids that watch Suit Life of Zack n Cody-you get It.


Happy Holidays!!!

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Holiday Traditions

Do you have holiday traditions that you follow each and every year? Until it was bought to my attention by The Munchkin, I didn’t consider the things we do traditions. This year after Black Friday (my favorite holiday BTW) I was running on fumes…but as Munchkin reminded me, “We always put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving, it’s TRADITION”. So after giving it some thought we do have a pretty good list of traditions, here are some of ours:

Tree & Indoor decor go up the day after Thanksgiving182

Well I dunno if you call this a tradition but at the commissary they carry flavored Egg Nog each year we buy probably buy 6-8 cartons of Pumpkin and Gingerbread Flavor.471

I leave the house at zero-dark thirty to shop on Black Friday not to be seen again by my family until sometime Saturday afternoon. (did I mention this is my favorite holiday?)     photo taken from google image search for Black Friday

Outdoor decorations go up Sat/Sunday after Thanksgiving. We also hop in the car on Christmas Eve, the girls in the PJ’s with thermos’s full of hot chocolate and tour the neighborhoods looking at the lights.   This is NOT my house, which it were. Image taken from Google Image search.

146Christmas Cards for family and friends.


014   Cookies for Santa! This year we’re making Candy Cane shaped one…OFCOURSE I’ll be blogging’ about them!

             Picture taken from Google Image search                   

 We each open one gift on Christmas Eve (usually it’s the new Christmas Pajama’s)       

Oh yeah and my favorite Christmas Tradition is one I stole from my friend Pam in Alaska. Instead of Christmas Dinner…..we opt for Christmas Brunch! We have pancakes, waffles, grits, omelets, biscuits n gravy, sausage, bacon, doughnuts, muffins, fruit, OJ, and hash browns. The girls love it!Picture taken from Google Image search

What are you Holiday Traditions? For next year I’m considering the Elf on the Shelf, but the girls may be getting too old for that one-we’ll see.

Happy Holidays!

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No Place Like Home (scrapbook LO)

I know…I know…. I started this blog as a “scrapbook blog” to showcase my love of scrapbooking and it was that way for a while. Until all creativity broke loose. I’ve sat still long enough to scrap these photo’s I’ve been wanting to scrap sine 2008! TFL


Materials Used: My Minds Eye- Union Square Collection. You can see a more complete list of the items I used here.

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Of course my favorite scrap product STICKLES!! and Glossy Accents. These are two must have scrapbooking items…


Thanks for looking!

Yawl come back now-yah here!

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Bokeh…well “bokeh-ish”

Last year I sat drooling and dreamy eyed in front of my computer staring at this post by Amanda over at I love her blog: food, fashion, photography, giveaways, traveling, srapbooking did I say food?. OKay  back to BOKEH.. First I had to get my  fancy shamancy camera. In Amandas blog as well as others I looked at they used a 50 mm lens or an 85 mm lens. Well I dodn’t have either so I had to make do what it do baby! Take a look.



I used my 18-55mm that came with the camera so now you see why I say bokeh-ish! But I’am on the right track!


I followed the directions on Amanda’s blog using a flower and heart shape. I attached it to my lens set in manual mode.


This last one was done without the shape cover. It’s so pretty-ful! (yes that’is a word!)


Happy Holidays!

Yawl come back now-ya here!

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