Thursday, October 23, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

(Sorry for the sideways picture)

As I was trying to decide what to share today, I started looking around my home. What item to share? With Thanksgiving coming up next month, I decided on this litle bowl.

My husband is in the Navy, and works with the Seabees. I am always looking for bee items to decorate with. You would be surprised at the amount of bee stuff some of the wives have!!

I was given this bowl by the Captains wife as a welcome to Guam gift, where we are currently stationed. Whenever I look at the "Bee thankful" it reminds me of what my husband and the other men in the military do. And I am thankful for my Seabee. It also reminds me to be thankful for the friendships I make a long the way. We are very far from home, but we have made so many wonderful friends in our military career, and we haven't even been in that long!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Ahhh, another week of menu planning. Here we go...

Monday:tacos, spanish rice, peaches

Tuesday: pulled pork sandwiches, fruit salad, french fries

Wednesday: Chinese chicken bake, rice,brocoli

Thursday: :pizza

Friday:gone that night

Saturday: leftover sandwiches from day camp, pasta salad

Sunday: leftovers

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Last night, while I was looking at Kelli' cards, I was inspired to do something for Halloween. I loved the look of the orange and black card. I didn't follow hers exactly but I love the way mine turned out! Although it wasn't intentional, all of the products were from Close to my Heart. Although, very easily done with other manufacturers. I am not sure if I am supposed to give instructions or not? I know Kelli does. But it's very simple.
Cut orange card stock to desired card size.
Adhere black patterned paper to one side.
Using leftovers from the card, stamp your desired image onto the orange cardstock.
Adhere to middle of patterned paper.
Simply tie a knot and adhere with a glue dot,to the upper left hand corner using a black ribbon.
Stamp a saying ( in my case Boo) on to the right hand side of the card.

**I chose to use a diamond glaze to add a little shimmer to my card. Simply apply to whatever area you choose. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday

So I don't have a very exciting tackle today! But something that I really wanted to get done. :) Life is so busy over at my house that I start to feel overwhelmed. When I feel overwhelmed, I don't like to be in my house. So I go and do errands/buy things ( sometimes needed sometimes not)instead of taking care of it. So it gets worse. Until I get so frustrated that I crack and than I spend hours scrubbing everything. I don't like this cycle at all! It is so ineffective and leaves a bad feeling in our home. Today I decided to get a plan. I am a huge fan of Flylady. I have sort of fallen off the wagon. Today I sat down and made up a basic weekly plan, and a daily routine. It feels so good to get some control! If anyone has advice on sticking to a schedule...I would love to hear it!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday

Oh my heart! Life has been insanely busy around my home! I haven't done a challenge for a while. Not that I haven't been doing anything. I just haven't been writing and posting about it! lol So I had a huge list of "little to do's" that have just been hanging over my head. I finally got the majority of them done! I don't know how to cross things out ( feel free to leave instructions if you can help) but I will just put a little "c" for complete! Sorry no pictures, these were just not the kinds of things you take pictures of!

**chicken in marinade for dinner-c
**dinner side dishes planned-c
**dropped off Netflix-c
**dropped off library books-c
**finished book order stuff for pto-c
**sent pkg for my dh-c
**dropped off a ctmh order
**email preschool teacher pictures
**plan precisely what I will be doing for cub scout den meeting
**updated blog-c
**signed and filled out order forms for school fundraiser(s)-c
** ask q's to pto vice pres-c
**mail birthday card to my sister
**cancel maintenance for the day-c
**respond to email about ctmh order-c
**place new order
**unload dishwasher-c
**start laundry
**have a nice ice cold diet cherry coke-C

And it is only 10:08! Go me! Lots of time left to finish that to do list!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Christmas mini album

One of my absolute favorite parts of Christmas, is recieving cards in the mail! I love to get newsletters, photos, and everything else. I always struggle with what to do with all of it though. Make a scrapbook just for those items? **shudder** throw them away? What do you do with it?

So I saw this on the Close to my Heart website, and knew it would be quick and easy to make! I bought a set of their pre-made Christmas cards. This set is called Peaceful Season. I am sorry I didn't take pictures of the individual steps but I will just try to walk you through it. It is very simple! ** I used the Close to my Heart card kits, but any card and envelope would work!

First you want to gather your cards. I chose ones that are the same theme, but not the exact same. You want to place the cards, as if you were opening a book. Adhere the open side and the bottom. I did this with a tape runner. DO NOT ADHERE THE TOP! This is a place to put a tag or something else. Once all the cards are adhered...

You want to line up the envelopes. You want the open side of the envelope to be on the outside so it is easy to fill it with pictures, cards etc.I used as many envelopes as I had cards.

Punch a hole in the top left hand corner in all cards and envelopes. Add ring to keep it together. Tie a ribbon around the ring. Fill and decorate with stickers and other embellishments.

If I didn't explain it very well, please feel free to email me and I would be happy to answer any questions!

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