Friday, February 12, 2010


Can you believe it?!?!?! We are getting our 3rd snow for this winter season!!! This has to be the most wintery winter we've had in YEARS!!! It started about 4:15 and hasn't let up. We've got a couple of inches now... At least it'll get the boys out of the house tomorrow! :)

I'm hoping to get down to my scrap room after the boys go to bed. I want to participate in the weekend crop at!! I signed up for a scraplift challenge where we get paired up with another person...but they won't know who is lifting them until the end...kind of like a "secret admirer". I wanted to add some newer stuff to my SLIDE thingy so my "admirer" would have something to choose from...but I'm really on the wrong computer for that. Maybe she'll be able to find something! LOL! Normally, we'd have just picked from our gallery at SD4U, but the gallery isn't playing nice and won't let some of us upload...gotta love technology sometimes! :)

Somebody remind me to NOT buy cookies!!! That's all my boys wanna eat...along with the Valentine's candy they brought home from school today. UGH! Speaking of Valentine's...I'll have to upload the pic of the Valentines the boys took to school. They turned out really cute!!! I can't take credit for the idea of them...gotta thank the Family Fun website for that, but they were fun to make!

Well, let's go tackle bedtime! Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Roses are Red Crop...

Head on over to this weekend and join in the "Roses are Red" Crop!!! Looks like there are gonna be lots of fun challenges...and they are already posting pre-crop challenges to get you a head start on tickets for the drawing at the end! I'm gonna be join me!!!

I posted my first challenge as a DT member over at on Monday. Go check it out and be inspired! Would love to see you create a page for this! It was a lot of fun!

And, man! Am I late on this one! The February challenge should be up at Go check it out too!!!!!

There's a lot going on to keep me and YOU busy and inspired!!!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Taxes...yuck. A pretty kit...YUM!

The past 2 years, I've prepared our taxes using TurboTax. Everything was relatively simple, so I felt confident I wouldn't mess them up. But this year, with all the unemployment, job changes, and Mark working in another state, I thought I needed a professional. The lady who used to do ours sold out to Jackson Hewitt and the rates were outrageous! So a friend had suggested someone to me. So, I went this morning. I was gonna drop them off, but then we'd be at the mercy of "we'll get to them as we can"...meaning it could be months before we see our prepared return! So, I look around the waiting room at about 4 other patrons...waiting.... I signed my name to the bottom of the list and decided to wait along with them. Well, the waiting room was FREEZING cold! I read an entire Redbook magazine while my teeth were chattering. 2.5 hours later, I was still in the waiting room!!! These people don't realize I only have 3 hours, 2 mornings a week that I don't have kids!!! Wasting those hours REALLY makes me mad! So I left because I had to pick up kids. Then I decided I'd just do them myself again. So, I spent the time between when we got home and time to pick up H from school, filing our taxes. But they are DONE! AND we're getting a refund! I was worried with us having to withdraw some of Mark's 401k. So glad that's over with for another year!

Go check out this month's kit from Scrap-Friendzy at!!! Isn't it beee-u-ti-ful?!?!?! You want know you do! That's why you should run over and place your order before they get gone! Supplies are limited...HURRY!!!! :) You'll thank me for it!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Ooh!!! I hope this is a sign of how this year's gonna go!

Yesterday, Mark got a phone call. It was Tier One Solutions...the staffing agency for the BMW plant. They asked him to come back to work! And it's a permanent job!!!! It's still a lot less money than we are used to having, but Mark can still look for something else that's more money and closer to home. He goes in TONIGHT!!!!

AND!!!!! Just the icing on the cake!! I got accepted as a Design Team member at!!! I'm SUPER excited!!!

The boys are on Day 2 of snow days...we got about 7 inches of snow last Friday night and some side roads still aren't that clear. I PRAY they go to school tomorrow or I might have to start drinking!