Monday, July 18

august kit

The Snazzy Scraps August kit is up!

Awesome Rusty Pickle patterned paper, an exclusive alphabet set created by Jessica Bolton of Eclectic Scraps, Prima flower, May Arts ribbon, and lots of cool embellishments.

Sunday, July 17

more on news of the day...

A proud kid!

news of the day

Wesley... in The Olympian today . Go to the Living section and click on Swim safely to read the story.

I am beaming from ear to ear! Can you tell? He's still sleeping and hasn't seen himself yet, but I'll be sure to get more pictures when he does.

There's also a an audio slideshow at the bottom of the article. The direct link is if you want to take a look.

Saturday, July 16

I took the challenge... did you?

My friend posted a challenge on her blog ( and I took it! Here's my completed project.

Wednesday, July 13

little fish

After three weeks of swimming lessons, it occurred to me that I hadn't taken a single picture of Wesley in the pool. This is from yesterday's lesson. My once "I don't want to learn how to swim" whiner is now turning into a little fish. He looks forward to going to swimming every day. His favorite part of the lesson... going under water. This is the reason I put him in lessons in the first place, because he was scared to go under. Next week he will move up from the Pike class to the Super Pike level, with the same instructor. Kids and swimming! Isn't that what summer is all about?

Have a great summer day!

Saturday, July 9

in need of therapy

It's not an obsession any more... it's a disease! And it's spreading too. In just the past few days, I've heard cries of help from others, panic stricken with this same disease I suffer from. I hope you didn't catch it too!!

I know many of you have this very same disease but are too embarassed and ashamed to admit it. It's okay, really! I understand. I'm suffering from it too. Oh, I tried to get rid of it by passing it on to others, but they sent it right back to me. I tried giving it away, but it grows and spreads like a cancer. It starts with the unopened bags that sit waiting for attention. Then it moves to being sorted and added to the out of control piles already accumulated. And finally, it radiates an aura of "but what if this truly ISN'T the right project to use this with".

What is it? Paper hoarding.

Let's all join hands together and say, "My name is _________, and I am a paper hoarder!"

Saturday, July 2

a little this, a little that

Where did the month of June go? Seriously! I blinked, and it was gone. Between soccer, Wesley's birthday, a visit from the parental units, swimming lessons, kitting, kit planning, and who knows what else time just got away from me. It was "suggested" by someone (who knows who she is) that I best get something posted on my blog before "someone else" posts something for me. So, with a few minutes of down time in between projects, you all get to read my ramblings, along with a pictorial of events.

Soccer... the season is over (short season, only 5 weeks). Wesley had a blast, and learned a lot. No soccer again right now, but I'm sure there will be plenty more in the future. Here he is after his last game with his first soccer medal!

The birthday... a small cake, and some balloons. How easy can it get? That was the only request Wesley had for his 5th birthday. He didn't want a party. Didn't want a bunch of toys. Just wanted a cake and balloons (both of which he got). We spent the day at Northwest Trek. Lots of fun! Then came home to a few presents that we had to pick out ourselves since he didn't seem to know what he wanted, dinner, and cake.

The parental units.... they arrived on the 21st and left on the 28th. Oddly enough, Wesley didn't seem to be as excited to see them this time? Maybe because they were just here in April? Oh, he still had fun having them here, and got spoiled as ever. Shopping, bowling, eating out, special treats. I'm told that's what grandparents are for!

Swimming lessons... after going to a waterpark with his father, and going under water when he wasn't expecting it, Wesley became deathly afraid of the water. So, off to the YMCA for swimming lessons we went. The first lesson was almost unbearable for me. He cried and begged me to get him out of the pool. He was also sent back a level because he refused to put his head under the water. It's amazing what 2 weeks of lessons, and an understanding teacher can do for a kids confidence level. He is now going under the water, belly floating, back floating and actually looks forward to going to the pool. The next 2 week session starts on Tuesday.

Kitting... Snazzy Scraps July kits are now shipping! It was touch and go there up until the last possible minute, waiting on an order from Li'l Davis. But, they came through, and all the preordered kits went out on Friday... as scheduled.

Kit planning... are you wanting to know what's in the August kit? I'll give you a little hint. Pink and brown. Shhhh! Don't tell anyone. You're the only one's who know.

And other stuff... did you see the awesome contest Snazzy Scraps & Eclectic Scraps are co-sponsoring? Get your layouts in ladies! There are some great prizes to be won.

Today has been a day for catching up, and a day for beautifying. I will leave you with a rare treat... a picture of me and my new hair color. A girl needs something to make herself feel better some days! ;o)

I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend!!!