Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sorry.... been buried....

in snow. In wonderful visitors. In wrapping paper. In Christmas cookies. In crafts. In more snow. In LOTS of hours at work. And still with more visitors. I swear.... I was barely able to get Christmas cards out and I still have a handful to send. Shame on me!!!

Christmas came and conquered here in Castle Rock.... here are a few fun pictures from our cozy little town.....

Here is a great idea for a Christmas card....don't be surprised if this is next year's theme. :)

And a sweet chapel all lit up for this awesome holiday season. It is over....

And here is a t-shirt I got for Xmas.... so cute. I love it. That is not me though.... just a little FYI.... maybe by the end of 2012. LOL.... and then again... maybe not. We'll see.
Had a whirlwind trip back to California in the midst of the holiday craziness and was able to spend time with friends and lots of family. So I am back to a few crazy shifts at the hospital over the next few days and hope to be back in January with lots of posts. It takes a lot of time to do a reason I admire people who can do this daily. I run out of things to say but mostly I run out of time. Let's hope I can manage my crazy schedule a little better in 2012. Already have plans to meal plan, craft again, start sewing and continue with my regular life as well. We'll see where it takes us. For now, I hope your holiday was fantastic and that 2012 is filled with lots of exciting things for you and your family!!!



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

We have a winner!!!!

Sorry for the day late post.... am a little behind the 8 ball these days.

So without further ado...the WINNER is:

Chance said...
I love the It's A Boy Thing! Whoop! Whoop!
November 1, 2011 3:11 PM Chance said...

whoop whoop is right Chance. Email me your email addy and I will get the correct codes over to you for the free software!!! CONGRATS!!!

Thanks for all those who left a comment. I will hopefully be hosting some new and exciting giveaways coming up. It is hard to only pick one!!! WAH!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Last day to Enter....

Leave a comment today for a chance to win!! :)

Here is the post:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I {heart} wreaths....

I love wreaths.... love hanging them, making them and giving them as gifts. Here are some very interesting ideas:
Wood...Yellow rosettes....
Antique clothespins.....
Coffee stained coffee filters....
Antique Christmas ornaments....
Yellow felt... yummmmmmm....
Out of pages in a book.....
Here is a link to not only these wreaths but quite a few more:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fun Cookies....

I looooove Glorious Treats. The sweetest and dutest cookies I have ever seen.A very simple looking tutorial... I WISH it was this easy....
And look out how she packages them... LOVE!!
Go check out other ideas and tutorials. :)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The sweetest clown at the rodeo....

You may happen to remember LAST YEAR ....We dressed Molly up in a bull rider costume with her being the bull. Poor thing. She was so embarrassed. :( So I lent the costume to my friend for her pooch, Cooper. Well.... Miss Zoe, the Boston Terrier, could not be forgotten.... so my sweet and very creative friend Amy made her a rodeo clown!!
Now is that not the CUTEST/FUNNIEST thing you have ever seen? EVER?!?!!? She is such a good sport. That costume was all handmade.... a red onesie and baby pants.... it just makes me smile. :)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November Giveaway!!!

Here we go!! is an awesome digital scrapbooking site that makes your life VERY easy!!! They are letting me give away their very awesome My Memories Suite Software, a $40 value, to one of you guys!! It is such an easy way to complete albums or projects with all of your digital photos. Here is a sample of what the software can do and how easy it is to follow:

They also have a calender maker that is sooooo easy to use. I completed a 2012 calender in one hour... guess who's getting a calender for Christmas?!?!

Here is a sample of a brothers album that is already to go for you....

A sample of a boy album..
This is such a fun and creative site. I love scrapbooking but I just don't have the time to always drag everything out and complete the handcrafted layouts and projects that I used to. This site give you a simple and easy way to complete albums or very unique gifts in very little time.

So one of my lucky friends will get a FREE download of the My Memories Suite Software that will allow them to create without the mess or choose a super simple project where all the design is done for you. All YOU do is drag and drop your images where you want them.

So what I'd like you to do is go over to:

and choose your favorite theme or digital paper pack and leave a comment on this post. I will leave this giveaway open until November 9th. I will choose a lucky winner that day and give you the instructions on how to download your free software. :) Easy, right?

If you would like to purchase anything from the site, he coupon code for the site is: STMMMS46988

Use it as much as you want!! You can make scrapbook layouts, photo books, cards, videos, you name it! So let's get creative in a very non time consuming and inexpensive way!! :) So leave your comments below and I will announce the winner next week!! Good luck!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Have a Happy Halloween!!

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!!! Will post some pictures of my ZOMBIE doctor and my little policeman soon!! There will be a fun giveaway as well tomorrow!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween TIME!!

So I finally have a few days off.... IN A ROW!!! And I am thinking we need to spook our house up a little bit. PLUS we have some pumpkins to carve too. Here are some cute ideas I've been seeing around blogs and online. :) I love the whole witch theme.... might have to try this too...

This would be funny at a frat house :)

I just love these circle of ghosts. It's always been one of my Mom's favorites!! I am going to try these someday.... very easy to make.
And those are just a few. Hope you can get a little inspired for the best holiday of the YEAR!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The Corn Maze

OK... so this was my very first corn maze. It was soooo much fun.... once I blocked the images of Children of the Corn out of my head. It was daylight, so I figured I was somewhat safe... but it is still impressively creepy to get lost in there with dead ends and scary things all over the place. The boys were in heaven!!
They must have had 20 scarecrows all over the place. A bit freaky for anyone who ever watched that flick called The Scarecrow.... still freaks me out to this day.Trying to figure out the map that was given us.... I should've taken the picture of it. It was a bit...ummm.... inaccurate. LOL

View of the first half of the corn maze... it just went on and on. FINALLY found the hay bale jump.... that place was HUUUUUGE!! The boys still trying to figure out which way to go. :)

Scary stuff all over the place... and they do this at night!! Creepy.

I swear I thought that there was an ER visit in my near future... they went crazy!!

And my sweet 3 boys in the fall...