Friday, January 13, 2012

New Blog

Please join me over here
I promise to post scrappy stuff there when I can.
And just because it's cute....

Hubby and Muffin. Love them!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lesson Learnt


I now know that my body does not like grease covered foods anymore.

Yesterday, my mom and I decided to head into the city with the boys for a spur of the moment hunt for my dad’s Christmas present. He is, seriously, the hardest person in the world to shop for. What do you get a person who has no hobbies and doesn’t like clutter?

Anyways, we decided to hit Harvey’s for dinner. I would have preferred Subway, but mom really wanted Harvey’s. I caved in.

I had an original burger with cheese and a side of onion rings. I checked the points and I had enough points to cover it. I didn’t feel too bad spending my points on it.

About an hour later, I had the worst stomachache. I felt horrible.

I don’t want to go to Harvey’s ever again!

I’m sure I will at some point, but I think I’ll pick a grilled chicken burger or a salad instead. Lesson was learnt.

Today we woke up to snow gently falling from the sky. It looked so lovely. It’s a school day for Monkey. I bundled everyone up to walk him to the bus stop. Once he was safely on the bus, Muffin and went for a 3.1 mile walk.

I love walking outside when it’s snowing. I especially love big, fluffy snowfall. Not what we’re getting today, but it was still nice. Everything is quiet and peaceful. At least it was until we went by a snowplow. Those things are noisy! I enjoyed walking around, singing Jungle Bells with Muffin. He was so bundled up, he was nice and warm by the time we got home.

I took the time to shovel the driveway, walk way, front porch and back deck. Ranking up those activity points, burning off some of the fat I’m sure I packed on with yesterday’s burger and onion rings.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Blog

Life takes many twists and turns.
My life has taken me a little away from the scrapbooking I used to do. I don't have the time to create everyday like I used to. Maybe someday I will again. Until then, I've decided to focus on other things in my life. My kids, my family and my weight loss journey.
I've started a weight loss blog. You can find it here. I'm trying to be more accountable. Hope you'll support me in my journey. Or at least read along.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Picture Sharing

While Muffin eats his lunch, I decided to organize and back up some pictures. It's been awhile. I decided to share some pictures from the month.

 Muffin *loves* Elmo. He's aways been drawn to Elmo since he was a newborn. I think it's Elmo's bright red fur. Here he is, playing with his Elmo and watching Elmo's World. Monkey was on the couch watching too.

 Mmm...Toes! Muffin loves sucking on his toes. I love it. Such a sweet, baby thing.

 Check out those lashes! Both my boys were blessed with Daddy's long lashes. If I ever have a girl, she'll get my short lashes, I'm sure.

 "Mama, push this button right here and free me already!" Now that Muffin is on the crawl, he hates being confined in anything. His carseat (I can't believe I have a 8 month old who still fits in his infant seat! Monkey outgrew his at three months!), his bed, his swing, the exersaucer (unless there's food, or his brother is playing with him). Only the jolly jumper is welcomed.

 He woke up from his nap one day looking like he had been in a fist fight. Thankfully the red, bruise like marks faded in a couple of hours. Just the scratches hung around for a few days.

 Trying out crawling on all fours before going back to his worm crawl.

 There's my Monkey! Hanging out at the train station. We went to pick up my sister from her weekend away. Her car ended up in the shop (her brake line broke and she had a leak in her gas line), but she had palns to visit her boyfriend (an officer in trainning in the military!). So she trained it. Monkey, who is train obessed, was very excited to go pick her up.

 He dressed his self this day. When did my baby grow up into a little boy? And why does he look older than four in this picture?

 Pretty sunset from the road. I was in my mom's new (used) Pacifica. Love this car!

 Nice kitty, kitty, kitty. Charlie is very good with Muffin. Much better than how he is with Monkey. He likes to scratch Monkey up.

Muffin's newest fave food...Cheerios! Yay! Cheaper than Puffs, which he also loves.

Until next time...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


The other day I was in a crafty mood and decided to get a little messy. I pulled out a canvas and some paints.
I ended up with this (Please excuse the poor lighting. The colour is totally off):

I don't really like how the clouds turned out. But it's a learning process. This was my first time attempting a painting. I've worked with canvas before, just in a mixed media setting. I do like how it turned out over all. It'll be nice in my new living room.

Now on to some scrappys.
I posted my May challenge last week at WeScrap. This month, I was inspired by Steve. He's all about straight lines. Guess that comes from drawing buildings all day long. My challenge was to create a grid.

And because Steve's always likes things straight lined, I angled my picture.

The next layout is based on last Saturday's sketch by Sarah. Check out WeScrap to see the sketch.

And since that's about all I have to blog about right now, I'll just leave you with a picture of baby toes...

Until next time...

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Day After The Scrappy Weekend

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Get much scrapping done? I did. And it felt great! I haven't created that much in such a short time since early in my pregnancy with Muffin. How I missed getting my fingers dirty and paper cutting myself! I'm so messy and careless when creating, but man it's fun.
The challenges from the WeScrap Blog Hop kept me going. Here's what I created:

WeScrap Blog Sketch Challenge

Sweetness: How I adore this line from Bella Blvd! I made a mini album, this layout and still have bits and pieces to love. It's hard to see, but the background is misted a little with pink taffy from Tattered Angels. I love it when I get to break out the pink. Not something I do often. But Muffin and I deserve it, right?

Sue's Favourite Things Challenge 

Daddy's Glasses: I decided to take pictures from a recent favourite moment. Steve got new glasses (free from Clearly Contacts! I got a free pair too. We only had to pay shipping. Less than $14 for frames that cost over $200! Love it!). Monkey wanted to try on Daddy's glasses (he also puts on Steve's body spray so he can "stink like Daddy"). He was too cute; I had to snap some pictures. The background is a Tim Holtz stamp, coffee stamp from Studio Calio (my personal fave) and paint splatter punched orange cardstock (how awesome is that?)

Victoria's Favorite Photo Challenge 

Happy Camper: I picked out my favourite picture of Steve and Muffin. Love my boys so much!

Sarah's Favourite Embellie Challenge

You Make Me Smile: I couldn't pick just one...Fussy cut pattern paper and buttons. I had trouble figuring out what it my favourite embellishment. I went through a bunch of recent layouts and noticed these two were used the most.

Ally's Colour Challenge 

 Jaz: Love, love, love this colour combo. It's right up my ally. These papers were just sitting on my desk waiting to be used. And I think I'll be diving back into them again really soon!

I ran out of time to do Bev's Tic Tac Toe Challenge. It's on my list of things to do though.

We had a little Scraplift Tag game going on Saturday. I was the last person on Team One. Here's my layout:

It took me 15 mins to complete it! Super fast. And super fun. Team One won, by the way. Yay!

Now I have a very grumpy, teething Muffin in my arms right now, so I'm going to have to say...
Until next time...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

WeScrap May Kit

If you're here for the Blog Hop...It's just a post below!

I had the pleasure of working with the May kit, Fun House, this month. I loved it! This kit rocks! Here's what I made:

 Finally: My best friend and her wonderful new hubby. I played with my Slice a bit.

Untitled: Just couldn't think of a title for this one. Sorry it's blurry. Cloudy day. 

Ladies Man: Monkey boy getting his groove on with some of the bridesmaids. 

Sweet Slumber: My personal fave out of the bunch. I love this picture of Monkey.

I had a mini book too, but well; I would say that it met it's maker, but I'm the maker. The poor little book met my son. Who distroyed it. But see how great this kit is? I did four layouts and a mini book, and I still have leftovers. I could easily get another layout or a couple of cards out of what I have left. If you haven't gotten the kit yet, go now! You won't regret it.

And don't forget about the NSD blog hop! Just below!