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Friday, September 22, 2006

Almost the weekend!

Well, David and I will celebrate our 7th anniversary this weekend. WOW 7 years, it seems longer. Yes, time does fly when you are having fun. We are actually going out tonight, we have a sitter and everything. WOOHOOO! I am excited.

Random stuff for the weekend:
  • put up the fall decorations
  • finish some monogramming
  • halloween buckets
  • scrap a little
  • Lindsey's hair cut (should be fun.....NOT)

Lindsey and I put together our "Neighborhood Phantom" goodies last night. I decided to go with a theme this year. We created "cookie baskets". I found some really cute stuff on the Target Dollar Spot aisle, cookie cutters, decorating bags, sprinkles and Kroger had Sugar cookies mix and containers of frosting 10 for $10. We got the orange baskets at Dollar Tree. I think they turned out pretty cute.

While I was putting the "finishing touches" on the baskets (ribbon, the letters with the clipart etc...) Lindsey said to me " you know we have to give these to people who don't know us" I asked her why and she said " because you always make things look fancy and everyone knows that and they will know that we gave it to them". hmmmm I know I am very very anal about how things look that I create, I will hold on to something for days even weeks until I get it like I want it. I mean if you are going to do something go all the way; life is too short to settle for anything less than "AWESOME".

Jennifer

Saturday, September 16, 2006

YIPPEE!! She Loves to Craft

Lindsey and I spent part of the morning doing some crafting. She created a really "artsy" scrapbook page using a photo of her and new puppy Molly. I'm working on an album actually 2 albums for Lindsey, 1 for her birthday and the other for Christmas. It's a good thing I get up early so I can work on them.

Working on some other projects for Halloween/Fall, buckets and such. Will post pics of those when complete. I'm feeling much better today, thank goodness, because it's the WEEKEND!!!!

Off to see what D12 and LET are getting into.

oh...here is a cute pic of Lindsey "creating her scrapbook layout. TOO CUTE!!




Jennifer

Friday, September 15, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Stupid Cold!

I am ill, ill, ill, but life doesn't slow down. Oh well!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Weekend

I met my friend Jessica at the Germantown Festival on Saturday, just the Moms. As usual it was hot, it seems it is always hot on the weekend of the festival. Anyway I really enjoyed walking around and looking at all the cool stuff that other crafters are making. Jessica and I are BIG crafters, we were meant to be friends and thanks to our girls we are. We found some really cute ceramic charm necklaces, garden flags, lamp shades and some really cool tie-dye clothing. But not the "typical" tie-dye, this was more of a boutique style of tie-dye. I purchased a couple of things for Lindsey for the cooler weather (and I am ready for the cooler weather).

I spent the rest of the afternoon and part of Sunday organizing my sewing room, well it really is not only a sewing room anymore. It has expanded to a "sewing, monogramming, scrapbooking, bucket making and whatever else I decided to make" room. Maybe I should call it my "studio".

My monogramming business (Lindsey's Closet) is starting to pick up for the holiday season, so I will shift gears and get ready for that. I have enjoyed the down time from the monogramming but I am ready to start creating again. Remember the scrapbooking "to do" I mentioned? I found a tutorial on digi scrapbooking and decided to take a whirl at it. Here is the result:

I guess it's not bad for a first attempt. I found the tutorial here. It was very easy to follow and I really enjoyed it. I love these pictures of Lindsey and David's Dad (aka Grandpa Twiggs). Lindsey and Grandpa Twiggs only get to see each other a couple of times a year, so they really make the most of their time together. I am experimenting with some other layouts and will post those when complete.

Later

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Just Stuff

ok..I have been way to busy. More than I care to admit. Lots of stuff going on at work, home etc... We had a great Labor Day weekend my baby brother and his family were in town (at my Dad's actually) so we spent a couple of days visiting with them. My baby brother, Chris, is heading off to boot camp in October. It is a very emotional time for the family, we are going to miss him like crazy while he is gone. He lives in Ohio so it's not like I see him everyday but we do talk a lot and that will be the hard thing for me, not being able to talk about everything and nothing with him. He is THE BEST little brother. He makes me laugh and he has the knack to know exactly when I need a good laugh.

Anyway we all had a good time I think. I did. I hadn't seen my dad in a few months for reasons that are behind us now. :) He's my Dad and I Love him.

I have a list of things that I need/want to do soon:
Organizing my photos (a complete mess, I am really ashamed)
Scrapbooking (digital and paper)
Planning Lindsey's 7th birthday party (slumber party, I must be insane)

oh..one other thing....Meet Molly:

our new corgi. She is a sweetheart.

ok..must go and accomplish something

Later

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