Friday, October 31, 2008

New Layouts

Hey Jodi can I borrow 2 e's from the alphabets I sent you - I ran out and I'd love to finish this title. Thank you - love you!!! :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

What fun we all had - a really nice night (after huge afternoon temper tantrums from both mom, daughter and middle son)!!! Everyone did such beautiful jobs carving. WE LOVE HALLOWEEN!!! Especially Xander - he is really the driving force for getting everything done - with questions like this since September: "Come on mom please?!?!" "How many days til we get to put up decorations?" "How many days til we get to buy pumpkins?" "How many days til we get to carve pumpkins?" It's pretty hard not to agree to his sweet little face.....
Anyways here are our masterpieces

This is a tedious job - sorting all these seeds - but we love to eat them after they have been roasted - except guess what? Oh yeah - I forgot about them and they baked at 200 degrees for over 12 hours - yeah - all night long. UGHHHH..........amazingly enough they didn't burn they're just not as tasty as usual - just a TAD to dry.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Some Layouts...

While back in Miles City this summer my Dad tooks the kids and I fishing out at Fort Keough, at the 1902 bridge. It is BEAUTIFUL out there - so Miles City - proud to call it home. We all had a great time and I got a ton of photos - these are the first pages of that day:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Very Cool

So I read Stacy Julian's blog and she had these youTube videos. I just had to share because they are wonderful! Amazing what just one person can do - very inspiring. Make sure you watch both videos entirely. If you want to contribute to her "project" readup here:
Who Is Amy

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bead Trends Again....

Woohoo!!! The DHL truck just left my house with a fun little box of the November 2008 Bead Trends Magazines. My Eternity Set and Perdy Zipper Pull can be found in these pages. I tell you - yes once again - it is so cool - so exciting to see my own pieces in print. So COOL!!!
Go get an issue - lots of inspiration from a lot of great artisans!

A Little Girl...

Needs our prayers, positive energies, whatever it is that you do - she needs. An online scrap booking friend, Niki, is going through some awful times. On April 29th, 2008, her daughter Ellie was diagnosed with a diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG); an incredibly aggressive and inoperable tumor in her brain stem. There is no known cure for this rare tumor and only a 10% survival rate. Ellie is 5. Ellie had a brain scan done this past week and it wasn't great news. They need a miracle. We all know the power of prayer, positive energies - if we can just take a few minutes to send it little Ellie and her family's way.

Learn what we can to do to help:
The Cure Starts Now
Tyler's Treehouse
American Brian Tumor Association

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Want to scrapbook?

Do you scrapbook and are you close to Omaha??? YOU NEED to sign up for the 3rd annual Crop for a Cause!!! Such an awesome crop. I attended last year and will be going again this year. It was so great. The profits go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - that in itself is reason enough to go. If you need a little more convincing well just go read Becca's blog - the goodie bags that each crop attendee will be receiving are valued over $50.00.
Reasons to go:
Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Becca is a super sweet person with a passion for this cause
Awesome goodie bags
Door prizes galore
Bake sale items that are super yummy
A wonderful silent auction - the list of donations Becca has received is awesome.
Great meals provided - lunch from Sam & Louie's and dinner from Chipotle or Newman's Noodles
A great garage sale - last year I got a ton of scrapbook supplies for SO CHEAP!!!
Vendors to shop at: Stampin Up, Creative Memories, It Kit Studio, Mothball Charlie
Hey and a great opportunity to meet some new friends. That was a big reason I signed up last year - I was new here and I wanted to meet some new scrapbooking buddies - I did enjoy the company.
So you still have time to sign up - let me know if you decide. My neighbor Kim and I are going to go over on Friday night (from 5-7 pm) to pay extra to pick our seats and do a little early bird rummage sale shoppin - we would love to meet you there!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Quick Reminder

Just don't want you to miss out!!

Remember 40% off your order total expires on October 15th, 2008.

Mirage Retail Price $95.00 (Just added today)

Read the original post, here:
Happy Fall from Star Hitched Wagon

You can redeem this coupon during checkout. Just enter the code in the box provided, and click on the redeem button.

The coupon code is fall40

Don't lose the coupon code, make sure to keep the code safe so you can benefit from this special offer. One coupon per person, one time use only.

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Sun Kissed Retail Price $45.00

Monday, October 13, 2008

The Shift

Just a good message to maybe do a bit more - a good reminder for me anyways...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Very cool....

Lynne Twist from The Shift on Vimeo.

Bohemian Alps 1/2 Marathon & Fun Run

Steve ran the Bohemian Alps Half Marathon yesterday in Brainard, Nebraska and the boys ran a 1 mile Fun Run. They all had lots of fun. What a beautiful little community! I could handle living there. Only an hour from Omaha - and a much slower pace - which I like. Anyways - Steve loved the route. And the boys enjoyed the walk/run!!! I was so proud of them!

Friday, October 10, 2008

I think I was tagged

I am so bad at these blog games....but maybe Jayne tagged me.

Here are the rules:
Link the person who tagged you.
List 6 quirks of yours.
Tag 6 fellow bloggers to do the same.

Six Quirks: (Man I don't know.....)
1) When I am too cranky or need to cool down I say speedy rosary
2) I often count my steps
3) It's almost impossible for me to sit at the computer desk without crossing my legs (until they fall asleep).
4) I (like Jayne) have a very specific way that the dishwasher needs to be loaded.
5) I wake up at least 3 times a night to go to the bathroom and then I drink a good 12 ounces of water (wonder why I get up at least three times a night? Maybe I should stop drinking somuch water at bed time)
6) I clench my jaws and grit my teeth really bad.

I tag:
1) Jodi
2) Joleyn
3) Becky
4) Tara - cause I know you have a blog - you just won't share it with anyone - now's your time!!!
5) Becca
6) Donna ( cause we are friends now - and she totally loves my blog! Ok I am just kidding - but seriously not many people read my blog - I am running out of people to tag)


ON the way home from picking the boys up from school we drove past a rummage sale. This little chair called to me - "Stacey oh Stacey, you need me. Look at me!! I'm just so cute." So I flipped around and for $5.00 it came home with me. Looks nice with the pumpkins - I like it on our front porch. It's spindles are loose and it's in rough-ish shape - but I wanted it for our front porch - becuase of what she did with her fun chair. So it need not be perfect. Or should I say it is perfectly unperfect. Eventually I will paint it - maybe robins egg blue or red or olive green or who knows - but I'm so glad it called out my name!!!

Top 10

OK - Been way to long since I have done a top 10 - so here they are my top 10:

1) Vala's Pumpkin Patch

2) The absolutely gorgeous fall we have been having!!!

3) Jewelry sales

4) TWO NEW wholesale account

5) Getting our family cookbook really moving

6) Steve and the kids

7) Pumpkins

8) Halloween decorations

9) Rhubarb Pie

10) Evening sweater/sweatshirt weather

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hello Bug

This was on my deck - kinda cool but kinda freaky. The boys came squealing through the house - "Mom quick you gotta come see how huge this Praying Mantis is." The last one we found on the trampoline was about the size of a quarter - this one is just a tad bit if bigger. (Notice the playing card)
What's even creapier is the fact that is was eating something - it's remains were under it (maybe it's mate)....eeewwwww. But again kinda cool.

Happy Fall from Star Hitched Wagon

Oh how I love fall!

Dreamy Days Retail price $80.00

In celebration of this beautiful season how about 40% off your order total? ONE week only - expiration date October 15th, 2008. One coupon per customer.

This is a great time to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Or how about that Christmas outfit you'll be wearing - I think you need a beautiful jewelry set to match.

Come on over to Star Hitched Wagon™ and let's do some shopping.

Happy Fall!

You can redeem this coupon during checkout. Just enter the code in the box provided, and click on the redeem button.

The coupon code is fall40

Don't lose the coupon code, make sure to keep the code safe so you can benefit from this special offer.

Visit us at Star Hitched Wagon™

Sun Kissed Retail Price $45.00

Monday, October 6, 2008

How sweet is this

Make sure you pause my blog music to the right, so you can hear this.

Feeling Scrappy

Feeling Scrappy
You have got to go check this out - Jayne at Feeling Scrappy has got a new format - challenges and classes and a great new look.
I have taken a Feeling Scrappy sketch class before and it was awesome - you really should sign up - it is a great value!!! You won't be disappointed!
Go check it out.....

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Vala's Pumpkin Patch

We went to Vala's Pumpkin Patch for the first time last night with Steve's coworkers. What an amazing place. We had so much fun - I think Xander had the most fun. Here are a few photos from the night.