Tuesday, August 24, 2010

still hangin on by a thread.......

are you tired of hearing me complain??  Sorry ....... i'm just waiting for some normalcy here - and it is slowly but surely coming my way.  School starts for the boys on Monday - never thought the day would come and feeling a little guilty for being excited.  But it's true!!  I have fallen short in the getting ready for school department -luckily i had a stash of glue, crayons and the necessities from last year and Old came to the rescue for new school clothes (which still have not arrived yet).  The only thing i need to get now is shoes.  Phew. 

Celebrated this handsome guys' birthday this weekend - and this is exactly what he did.......without me.  We usually go as a couple every year for his -bday - but our friends that go with us - had a new baby a few weeks ago so the girls kinda got uninvited.
Such a great husband - grateful to have him in our lives and hope he had a fabulous time - even if he did leave us home! :) The kids bought him gifts from the dollar store and wrapped them himself and we baked a cake and celebrated when he got home Sunday night.  Then last night had a BBQ - our first official get together even though i don't have a couch and when we weren't outdoors enjoying the cool weather - we were sitting on the floor in the living room enjoying eachother's company.

Did a quick card for the Lily Bee Blog a few days ago - about all i can muster right now - having creativity issues!  I havn't even submitted since JUNE - wow.  I"m falling behind.  One thing i did notice while Dean was away - i usually don't mind him being gone because i have free rain in the scrap room and no guilt - this time - I missed him like crazy and i think its cuz i didn't want to scrapbook - at all - so i didn't have anything to keep me occupied after the kids went to bed!!  Crazy..........with hunting season coming up - i better get back into it - the only problem is - I will be a full time College student and probably wont have the time! 
Still can't get enough of the Hello Sunshine all time fave - but it's time to get the new goodies out and start using them.

Hope everyone has a fabulous day.......

Friday, August 13, 2010

Fancy Pants Projects

soooooooooo of course Fancy Pants didn't fail again this time around.  They came out with 4 BEAUTIFUL lines and i loved every single one of them.  Just wanted to share them with you.  Go check out the new website to see all of the new product here!  The first layout is of our darn cute puppy - the new line is called Happy Together - great muted colors!
  The next line is called Lilac house - and i LOVE this picture of my Baylee in front of the Poppy's at my BIL's house.  These colors are awesome- never thought i would LOVE purple the way i do in this line.
I cut the Poppy's out with my Silhouette.  Love that thing. And the fringe - bought these scissors forever ago at the container store to cut up my checkbooks - then seen it for sale over at Studio Calico - who would of thought - so i used them here. 

Next up is the Christmas line called Tradition - soooo beautiful!  I LOVE these pictures of my kids in front of the tree last year - the yellow in this line brought out the tree in these photos.
And a card.......................
I think i used mist on every single project - an obsession of mine! Last but not least is the Birthday line called It's your day - could be used for any type of celebration - or any layout for that matter - fun bright colors.

I'm just searching for time to be able to use it all again - still haven't scrapped since i moved in - I went to a 'scrap night' with my friends thursday and didn't scrap - not sure what it is!  Too much fun talking i guess.  My head is out of the game.  School for me starts in 2 weeks!!  Wow - time is flying and i'm not sure i'm ready for it all.

Dean is off running this crazy race 'EPIC' - from Logan to Jackson Hole - a relay of course - but still - who does that - I mean all the power to him - i'm probably just jealous that i don't have or 'get' the time to run or excercise like that.  But i hope he does well and is safe - they run all through the night - 24 hours straight - kinda crazy if you ask me! 


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Scrapbook Dreamer

So last month - i was supposed the the Celebrity Guest Designer for .  I didn't do a very good job!  In the middle of a move and all - with no computer - i ended up scrapbooking these projects in my camping trailer and now that i finally have a computer and my editing software up and running i was able to get the projects on line.  Laura has a great store over there and i loved all the product i was able to work with.  My first time EVER using Scribble Scrabble and i was very impressed - love the muted colors and great texture of their paper!
I just realized after posting this - that the I in sis is missing - and i'm not retaking this picture!!  TOO MUCH GOING ON! 
I LOVED the Arisian elements from Pink Paislee too - my first time using them - the ink just goes on soooo well - i used the colorbox chalk inks.

Had a rough day yesterday - a week ago my Uncle Blain - my mom's little brother died.  Serosis of the liver.  Such a sad story because he was such a good man- just had some bad habits.  He was only 46.  So we spent the day at the funeral and then drove to Idaho to bury him in Portage. 
the guy always had on a cowboy hat!  I will miss him lots!

WEll- i have lots of unpacking to do - so i better get at it - will be back soon - still have some CHA projects to share!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

a peek into my crazy world

just to show you how i'm living still - why aren't things progressing!!  I feel like i'm at a stand still - but still unpacking - anyways!!  Here is my favorite part of the house - i so wish i would have saved pictures from what it looked like previously so you could see the drastic change - but i didn't.  The walls were red - the cabinets oak and the counter tops Formica.
I chose this aqua color because i was inspired by Jennifer Johner's house tour on apartment therapy - loved the pop of blue - all of my decor is yellow, lime green and orange.  I think it will work well - but as you can see - i don't have a stove, kitchen faucet or dishwasher installed yet.  And this blue was SO BLUE the first time around- i had to have them repaint with a lighter - more aqua tone - it was scary.  My laundry is still that bright blue because i didn't dare ask him to change that too.  And here is my Dishwasher and Stove in the dining area - lovely right??
Seriously this is not fun - and last but not least - my scraproom - i left a HUGE room at my other house - but was grateful that the previous owner like to scrapbook too - because i at least got this - i know - very unorganized right now - but i have internet - thats all that matters - right??

A work in progress - obviously a little bit of everything going on here but me scrapbooking - its going to be a while i think!! 
But at least the kids are having fun - these are pictures of them helping dean irrigate - yes we have to irrigate every thursday for 4 HOURS!!  wow - but like i said - the kids love it.
And so does the doggie!!
And i love the view from my front living room - i come sit here when i don't know what to do with myself or get overwhelmed.
This wrap around porch will be fabulous one day when i have time to furnish it...............

Thanks for your patience and for checking in

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

in shambles

my life I mean.  For reals - won't be blogging for a bit - i finally got my computer hooked up - but we are bunking in the basement of our new house till all of the remodel is done so we can move in!! Be patient with me - i'm still here...............just going crazy!