Thursday, March 31, 2011

Doodle Day

I came home from work and doodled this!
Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday Night Scrap

Yesterday I got together with my friend to do some scrapping!
I am still working on last years photos.
I still have to journal on my pages.
Thanks for checking them out.

I may go over the stamp w/ a marker.

 I have to fit Monday Night Football on theses pages somewhere.  Any ideas?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Organizing with a FRIEND!

It is week 12 over at

During my recent trip to NY, I helped my friend organize her collection of frames. She had been collecting them over a very long period of time. She would pick them up at garage sales and auctions. So when she saw this picture I posted last year. She had an idea to make a similar wall of photos.

The process went pretty smoothly. We sat down and cleaned all the glass and frames. Our noses were itchy from all the dust flying around the room. She picked out the pictures she wanted in each of the frames. We had to take a trip to Ace Hardware to get some hanging supplies. When we were done we had 41 framed pictures of her family.

We thought about how we were going to begin to put them up on the wall.  I said that we should begin with her favorite frame and put that in the middle of the wall and work out from there.  No measuring, planning….  Just try to keep the same type frame from being next to each other.  It took us about an hour to nail all the pictures to the wall.  O’ but the results was THIS:
We stood back and admired our handy work.   What an amazing wall!  All of her family history displayed on the wall.  Generations of pictures!  So COOL!  I am glad I was able to help Jule complete this organization project with her. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011


This past weekend I had the opportunity to go visit my central New York “family”. About twice a year I go hang out with all my friends and play games, eat yummy food, learn from a great pastor and just be surrounded {HUGGED} by a loving church. The Lord called us away from this area but every time I return I feel as though I have never left. This little piece in NY has a big heart and even though I was only a part of it for a short time, I take it with me where ever I live.

This time I was given the honor of teaching at the Ladies Craft Day. We made a small accordion book and a couple of Easter cards. The ladies were very creative. Some even made the book into a scrapbook page.

Do you see the cross?

For lunch my friend Jule made Sloppy Joes. Here is the recipe. She put in her crock pot for a few hours and it was delicious!

2lbs hamburger
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery ( i don't use that much)
1 (10 oz.) can condensed tomato soup
1/2 c. catsup
1tbsp. vinegar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Worchester sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

brown meat, onions & celery
mix other ingredients in bowl
add to meat. Simmer

Friday, March 11, 2011


It is week #10 over at
We did a mini makeover in the kid’s bathroom.   The kids really gave that room a beating over the years.  So it was time to clean it up and freshen up!  The first thing was to wash the wall and give it a couple of coats of paint.  Then my hubby laid down the sticky tile flooring.  I scraped off the old caulking and put on new caulking.  New rugs, towels, shower curtain and dollar store finds, were the finishing touches. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Get my craft on.....

This past week I was able to enjoy some crafting.
Here are a couple doodles I drew.

I may add color to this one.

I finished four more lighthouse layouts.
I am working on my fourth album.  I think we are
close to visiting our 100th lighthouse soon!
I finally finished Matthew's senior year at Salisbury. 
I need to label the pics and journal.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Closet and Frames

It is week #9 over at:

Laura spoke about what is our “good enough” for our homes.  Go check out the rest of what she has to say about the subject.

1. Do you know what your “good enough” is? I have different levels of “good enough”. For the main floor I like it to be clutter free, clear surfaces, basically ready for visitors at any time. The kid’s rooms I have learned to close the door. But I do expect them to keep it sanitary (no food experiments, bathrooms clean…)

2. What did you organize this week? This week I cleaned our game closet. I more or less took out all the outgrown games. They are going to families that still have little kiddos. We still have a ton of puzzles, but I think when we are true empty nesters we will be doing them a lot more.

3. Are there areas you are struggling with in this challenge? N/A

We are trying to downsize so we can move to
 a smaller home someday.  So this week I hit the game closet. 
We are addicted to PUZZES!
I took out all the games that are no longer used. 
I plan to give these to families with younger children. 
Now it looks like this:

I kept a few toys incase a family with young kids stop by. 
So basically it left us with all our puzzles. 
We go in phases on how much we do them. 
I may widdle that collection down again before we move.

The next thing I finished this week is
doing something with these.

I spray painted them all black. 
I ordered some of my favorite flower pictures. 
( I love taking pictures of flowers!) 
I found some cheap mats and made some of my own. 
I needed some glass too. 
So I went to ACE Hardware and they
cut me some pieces for real cheap!
  I put them into our guest room. 
I think they look great.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


We went snorkeling while down in the Keys. 
It was the scariest and most fun thing I have ever done. I was nervous for days. 
Michael and I practiced in our
hotel pool the night before the trip. 
While it made me feel a tiny bit more comfortable about the trip, I was still very scared. 

The next day we took a boat out about 5 miles into the ocean.  There is a natural reef along the Keys that are protected.  So surrounded by nothing but water for as far and the eye could see, I decided I am going to join my “buddy” Michael in the water.  I was crying and hyperventilating as I got into the water.  Michael was very patient, calming and let me get use to the water.  After about 10 minutes I finally dipped my head into the water and saw all the fish.  As the time went by I got braver and held my head under the water for longer periods of time.

 We saw the “Christ of the Sea” that was place down there back in the 60’s.
There were tons of fish around it.
You can't see, but the coral and fish were so colorful.