Friday, November 30, 2007

Put on your Fancy Pants!

So about 3 months ago I won a Fancy Pants contest. Well, imagine my surprise when my prize arrived today. I was suppose to get stamps but instead I got a bunch of goodies. I got the Sassy felt shapes and buttons; Say it Simple Chipboard; Holly Jolly PP, rubons and ribbon; and Sweet Pea PP and ribbon. Pretty good bounty IMHO.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Gobble Gobble Day

So my friend Christy sent me a pic of the above cookies she made with her DH & DS tonight. This is her description, "Michael and Mason put the icing on for me and cut the turkey (maple nut goodie) slices. Then the mashed potatoes are icing with a couple of yellow butter sprinkles, the cranberries are red sugar and the peas are green sprinkles. The gravy is melted chocolate chips with a little bit of veggie oil in them." Now how cute is THAT!!!

So in true Thanksgiving manner, I thought I would take a few moments to think about some things I am thankful for:

Nana and her unconditional love
God's love and forgiving grace
Peace of Mind/Serenity
Safe comforting home
DSL and Internet

Those are just a few of the things I am thankful for this year and every day. What are you thankful for this thanksgiving??? Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Violet, like the flower

Saturday night and nothing to do. SO, I spent some time catching up with some of my fav. scrappy blog gals and found out that my personality is Violet.

you are violet

Your dominant hues are red and blue. You're confident and like showing people new ideas. You play well with others and can be very influential if you want to be.

Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz

I relate. I love this kind of stuff. I LOVE taking quizzes that tell me who I am or horrorscope thingymajiggies, numerology, you know, stuff like that.

Did another craft fair this weekend. Not so profitable but WAY interesting as I got to see my first outhouse! LOL I know. Like THAT is something that you have been dying to lay your eyes on, BUT, I luv me some dorky tourist traps, especially with interesting photo ops to scrap. This had many. It was the "Outhouse Tours" in Elk Falls, Kansas. I'll look for a link and upload some pics tomorrow. I could have done that on my Saturday night, but I am sure glad to find out that I am Violet!
Ta Ta

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Swap Time Once Again

I was cruzing thru my fav blogs earlier today and found out that the girls over at Red Velvet Art are having a handmade Christmas ornament swap! I'm super excited for this since 1) I LOVE Christmas and ornaments, & 2) The girls that check out RVA RAWK!!! Maybe I will luck out and get one of Rachels killer 'love' birds. If the Swap Gods smile down upon me. Either way, i'm sure to not be disappointed. If you are reading this go check it all out HERE Sign up. The more the merrier.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fall Foliage

The trees this year have been just AMAZING!!! I am totally in love with all the bright colors. These are a few pics I took last weekend. I'm thinking I need to drive around and take some more. I have a layout that I did with these pics that I will show later. I found this poem by Robert Fitzgerald that I think goes with the photos perfectly. Enjoy!

Lightness in Autumn
The rake is like a wand or fan,
With bamboo springing in a span
To catch the leaves that I amass
In bushels on the evening grass.
I reckon how the wind behaves
And rake them lightly into waves
And rake the waves upon a pile,
Then stop my raking for a while.
The sun is down, the air is blue,
And soon the fingers will be, too,
But there are children to appease
With ducking in those leafy seas.
So loudly rummaging their bed
On the dry billows of the dead,
They are not warned at four and three
Of natural mortality.
Before their supper they require
A dragon field of yellow fire
To light and toast them in the gloom.
So much for old earth's ashen doom.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

All Souls Day

Today is All Souls Day. I did this LO about my sister for a GDT contest. It is almost her birthday. It is nice to stop and think about all the good times we had together. I miss her mucho!!!

Speaking of birthdays: Happy Birthday to me! Sobriety birthday that is. 2 years ago today I stopped drinking. I've been pretty melancholy the last couple of days thinking about the events leading up to today. I'm really glad that craziness is gone from my life. I'm off to Tulsa to get my chip from my sponsor and to celebrate with friends. I get to do it again here in Independence at the end of the month, but that seems like a long way away right now. I've been going through some rocky times here lately but I think I am over the hump. A few things have gone my way lately, one that is definately putting a smile on my face and a quickness in my step, but i'm not ready to share that yet. Happy day all!