Friday, May 29, 2009

Flower RAK winner:

I let my son draw a name for the flower RAK and he drew:
Congratulations! Please email me with your address and I will send out your flowers. Thank you all for sharing with me what you love about summer. Looks like we all have something in common!

Blog candy prize!!!

Have a sweet tooth? Well then this is sure to do the trick! Check out the following link for your chance to win this fabulous prize: yummyblogcandy

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Flowers for you!

Ok girls! I planted my first flower bed this year. It was a ton of work (still is) but I'm proud that I did it by myself:) I'm sure it will be a chore keeping up with it thru the hot Texas heat! I have to admit though, I love the warm summers and the time lounging by a pool with the kids without a care in the world. I don't know about you, but I always love getting flowers. My favorite kind are scrappy flowers:) They last much longer than live ones;) So here's the deal: I'm offering up these flowers as a RAK (random act of kindness). All you have to do is post to this thread and tell me what you love about SUMMER. I will put everyone's names into a drawing and pick someone Friday! Let me hear from you!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

One proud Mama!

Brooklyn had her awards ceremony at school this morning. I haven't been able to make many this year because of my work schedule (they are always held in the morning). Well Austin and I went today and let me just say....I am so proud of that girl! She was the most decorated student there. She got awards for "Triple A" which means straight A's all year long. She received her UIL medal from Ready Writing - she placed second in the district - the only child at school who placed (individually). She placed fourth in the school's reading program - which means she read like 58 books this year (again). The only thing she didn't get recognized for was Perfect Attendance and that's because she missed ONE day...but that's ok. The other awards are far more impressive to me. I just sat there with tears in my eyes everytime they called her name. What a blessing this child is; she is so well rounded. Thanks for letting me gloat:)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hi there!

This is Brook's last week of school so it will be busy busy for us - with track meets, field trips, talent shows and parties, we still have to fit in gymnastics and ballet. She had a rough start to the year; so many changes overwhelmed her, but she is a tough girl and has continued to impress us with making wise decisions and her compassionate heart. Austin is ready for her to get out for a couple of months. They love each other so much, it makes a mama proud. He has his last art lesson of the year tomorrow. He will really miss that, but with such a full schedule this summer we won't have time for art until school starts back. The rain has continued to fall, which is strange for us this time of year. It's been wonderful to actually get a SPRING this year. We usually go from winter to summer in a matter of days. There are only 10 days until the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington! YAY! If that isn't treat enough, Jenny and I are meeting 6 of our online friends from all over and for three days there will be laughter, shopping at convention together, laughter, food, laughter, hugs and more laughter. We've been waiting for this for MONTHS and I didn't think it would ever get here...and finally here it is! I hope you all enjoy a blessed week!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Roll Call!!!

Ok, it's quiet around here. Who's with me? Let me hear from ya so that I know I'm not all alone in the world of blog!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

SUNday news:

Hello friends!
Today is a beautiful day:) We've had some severe storms and rain over the past few days. Though we've desperately needed the rain, I'm glad to see the sun shining again today. I managed to get a couple of scrappy projects done over the weekend - including adding some new sketched to my slideshow - so that feels good. This is my last week of school for the year. Austin graduates from Pre-K on Wednesday - break a mama's heart; my baby starts Kindergarten in just a few months. My big girl will be headed to the 5th grade - GASP! Where does time go?
Anyway, I hope you all have a bright sun shiny day:)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day ladies! Whether you are a biological mother or a mom at heart, I pray today brings you much love and honor. You are special to me:)

Monday, May 4, 2009

More winners!

Wow, thank you girls for participating in my first ever blog hop! A BIG thank you to my good friends who were stops along the way:) I drew a name from the bowl and the blog hop winner who will receive the stamp set is........drum roll please......

REGINA!!! Congrats girl!

Oh but wait! I have some more good news! Yesterday I asked you to tell me your favorite color combo and there were 5 of you who participated....WELL! I had this planned all along, but wanted to surprise you - all 5 of you get the stamped journaling spots up for grabs! You never know when I am going to pull a fast one over on you:)
So if:
Jennifer Moore
will email your address to me at: I will mail those out:)

Congrats to all of you girls for your hard work and friendship:) Please check back again soon for another chance at a scrappy prize. Have a great Monday!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Another chance!!

I'm giving you another chance at a scrappy prize right now! Just post to this thread telling me your favorite color combo and you qualify for these cute stamped journaling spots! I will end this contest at midnight (Central time zone) and draw a winner tomorrow!
Oh and by the way, I love pink & brown or light blue & brown together:)
*Don't forget about the blog hop! It doesn't end until midnight tonight so you still have time!

Sketch #4 WINNER!

First of all, THANK YOU so much to these girls for participating in my sketch challenge:
Alexandra Zimmermann
Jennifer Vinson
Jennifer Crowe
Toie Richardson
Scrappin Marie
Luzma Bruna
Alisha Duckie
Briard Buddy
I LOVED seeing all of your creations and I'm thrilled that so many of you found inspiration from my sketch:) I will be hosting more soon, so please check back for a chance at another scrappy prize:))
My daughter picked a name from the bowl and the winner is....

Scrappin Marie!

Friday, May 1, 2009

NSD Sweet Celebration blog hop!!!

Hello friend! Welcome to my blog and thank you so much for stopping by! This is my very first blog hop and I hope you will join me and some of my close friends as we hop from blog to blog and leave love and get new ideas! Please remember to leave a comment to this, and each blog you visit before midnight (Central time) SUNDAY and I will randomly draw a winner for this cute stamp set!
Good luck and have fun!!!
Your next stop will be to my sister and best friend's blog. You will see, she is incredibly talented:

Let's get this party started!

To kick off this exciting weekend, I challenge you to do sketch #4 from my sketch slideshow on the right ->

Please send your entry to and you will be eligible for the happy scrappy prize pictured above! You have until Saturday night at midnight (Central time zone) to get your entry in! I will draw a name get to scrappin' girl!