Friday, September 02, 2011

Episode 291 - I Heart School (School Days Stamps!)

Happy Friday Everyone!

Wow!  It seems that ever since school has started, I have been going and going!  I'm still getting up each morning and making a hot breakfast along with packing all the kids lunches this year.  I cannot believe I went so many years without doing this.  We can really feel the difference in our mornings.  What a GREAT & positive change.  I've also taken on a couple hobbies just for me while the kids are all in school in the morning before I pick my 4 year old up.  I bought a CUTE pink road bike and am starting to bike with a group of girls some mornings and I am playing tennis with some friends, too.  It funny because the busier I am, the more I get done.  


I still need to get either padded biking shorts or a gel seat cover for my bike as I am a bit sore from my first ride yesterday.  It was REALLY hard but now I cannot wait to do it again!

Today was my daughter's first year of 8th grade Cross Country.  She did FABULOUS and was so excited that she was not last place this year.  She has gone up 5 and I know that she will continue to place higher and higher.  Today was tough because it was 100 degrees outside and all the kids were super hot!

Okay, on to my latest QUICK video!  I hope you enjoy it!!




My Pink Stamper School Days Stamp Set was used.  Click HERE to order it from a retailer!


Have a GREAT weekend everyone!!  We have my husband's brother and his family coming to stay until Tuesday.  Going to be SUPER fun!!!

63 comments:

  1. Thanks for the video. I can't believe i'm number 1

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  2. Love the video Robyn...I need to make a few simple cards for the teachers this year and I think I will use your wonderful idea...

    Cathe
    ovalemama at gmail dot com
    ovalemamas.blogspot.com

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  3. So glad to see a video!! I definitely know how that goes with the big riding! My husband and I started riding our bikes again with the kids and we were both so sore after that first day!!

    Amy V

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  4. What no outtakes? Great to see a new video. Yeah, on being a Great Mom, would you adopt me? Your breakfast receipes have all looked yummy!

    Blessings
    Cheryl

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  5. TFS Robyn! Good luck with the biking! Riding shorts will make a world of difference!

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  6. Love that stick people paper and that whole stack actually. Glad you are keeping busy!

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  7. Cute card and great idea for back to school! Love the pink bike! If you can make it to Southern California, I got some great beach front bike trails I could take you on! :-) AND I am soo with youl, the more I got going on, the more I get done. I am not a fan of "down time" :-)

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  8. Great video, and enjoy your bike:) Sandra H

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  9. Great video and cute card! Love the pink bike. You might look at this site bontrager.com they have WSD seats Women SPECFIC Design seats. This is what I got on my trek and I LOVE IT!. I rode 8 miles one day and it was not painful at all. If you find a retailer who carrys this brand you can go in person to look.

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  10. Great job! I'm glad to hear you're sticking with the hot breakfast. I always loved when my Mom cooked me breakfast growing up. Can't wait til I have kids to do such things for. That card is super cute! http://scrappeningplace.blogspot.com

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  11. Thank you so much for sponsoring the great hop to help make some ill children happy. TFS.

    Dee:)
    vintageheartfeltdesigns.blogspot.com
    vintageheartfelt@mail.com

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  12. I was so happy to see you had made a video... I have missed seeing you my friend. I brought a bike about 2 years ago and was riding it till I fell off of it... :-( now I am not riding it anymore.. (my dh told me when I brought it that I wouldn't ride it very long. I hate it when he's right. lol)
    I love your cute little card. hugs from ukiah

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  13. I would recommend both the gel seat and the biker shorts!

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  14. "What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop happening today."

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  15. Your bike is awesome!!! I can't wait to get mine out of the bike shop (it's on layaway). It's a hybrid bike--I like it cause I sit upright rather than hunched over. It's a Giant Cypress. My hubs and I took up biking a couple months ago and we go about 20 miles on Saturdays and 3 miles during the weekdays. We love it...so much fun to do together :) Happy Trails
    ~Selena

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  16. Great video Robin!! Congrats on getting active.
    I want to say that it is a "fangtastic" thing your doing, being a sponsor of the Labor of Love blog hop.
    Candy
    candyscraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  17. Robyn,
    What a cute quick card. Sorry I have been MIA on leaving comments. I do still look at the blog. I copied the cupcake recipe and am going to try and make them. I so love cupcakes........Great job. So awesome that you are doing breakfast for the kids........

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  18. Such a cute school day card. I'll have to remember that one because it's a quickie. TFS!

    grammygoodson@bellsouth.net
    http://www.midnightcropper.com

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  19. Is that a Jamis bike??? I was about to buy a super cute baby blue one until I settled on a my Felt. I would recommend getting some Pearl Izumi shorts that are designed for women. Sometimes the extra padding that is in the mens/unisex shorts make it harder with chaffing, that is why I only buy the womens version. Good luck, soon you'll graduate to clip in pedals (if you haven't already) and be riding 20+ miles before you know it!!! Hope your daughter enjoyed her first CC meeting tonight.

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  20. What an adorable card! I love that it was so quick to make. As a teacher, I would love to receive a card like this! :)

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  21. Cute video and card! Have fun with your visitors!!

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  22. liking the chalkboard look on the tag!

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  23. Oh I love to ride bikes. Hubby and I do it together and we have some great bike trails here. Also try to ride to the market and such. Cute card Robyn...no cricut ??? I guess it is possible,ha!

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  24. Trick no it's such a treat that you are offering such lovely blog candy. During the Labor of Love Blog Hop!!!

    Thank You!!!!


    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  25. Robyn, I am so glad you are able to find that balance between a mom of 5, wife, friend....etc.. the list goes on. Enjoy this season of life as things continue to change whether we are ready or not! Love checking in with you to see all of your darling projects and inspiration and of course I love adding to my growing stamp collection too!

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  26. Robyn, sweet little card. Love the videos...keep em coming.

    Have a great weekend!

    Dee B

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  27. Yayyy!!! Enjoy your new bike. thks for the video it was awesome.


    Happy weekend!

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  28. Great little card! Thanks for the video.

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  29. What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop, happening today."

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  30. Love the idea of biking with other ladies. I had the same problem with my bike. And I finally went to walmart and found a gel seat. Just replaced the whole seat, made a huge difference. Love the pink bike!

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  31. A great cute little card! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Tara

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  32. Thanks for offering such yummy candy for a spookalicious blog hop!
    Lisa
    summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

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  33. I love that cards another great job.

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  34. We love to ride. You will get used to it. One thing you might try is to push your seat down a little bit in the front. We did that to mine and it was so much better. Good luck and have fun.

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  35. Very cute and simple card.
    Kim

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  36. Cute stamps and good luck with that bike! Hope the seat softens up for you. :) That said, what a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop this weekend! Thanks so much!

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  37. Thanks Robyn! Great set!

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  38. thanks for the video. I know you've been very busy but I want you to know I've missed you!

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  39. What a cute card! Quick and easy. Love your comment about making a few of them FOR the teachers to write notes for parents. A great back to school gift for teachers.

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  40. Very cute and quick card. Smooches... Felicia

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  41. Thanks Robyn for the video. I have had a migraine for the past several days & have not checked your site, so tonight I had to check it out to get caught up. I was so glad to see a video. With all you do and now putting in riding bikes, wow, you are super-woman!!.Anyway keep up the great work...Buffy Scott mikebuff@surry.net

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  42. Great video Robyn, your card turned out so cute, I like that "chalkboard" paper! Glad your daughter is running XC, such a great sport!! I coached XC for 6 years--those kids are the hardest workers! Good luck to her this season!!!

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  43. Darling card. Love the simple design and the quickness of it! I need to do more of these and you are an inspiration....on the exercise front, too.
    Have a blessed Sunday.

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  44. This was a cute video! Thank you for the inspiration.


    Thank you for sponsoring such a caring hop:

    "What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop happening today."

    Love your work.
    monica.lowrance at gmail dot com

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  45. What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop, happening today."

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  46. You did a fantastic job on this, Robyn. THis is a great stamp set. The chalked look is brilliant.

    Thanks for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop too. I really had a fun time making my banner.

    Dorcas

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  47. What a good ghoul you are for sponsoring our hop
    Thanks
    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  48. "What a good GOUHL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop, happening today."

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  49. Thanks for sponsoring the bloghop! "What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop happening today."

    (hugs)

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  50. As much as I love my cricut, every now and then it's nice to make these simple stamped cards instead. Takes me back to my crafting roots! ;)

    pawprints...

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  51. I love your blog! I am naking those cupcaks for my sisters wedding reception! Yummalicious! Thanks for all you do and your great talent! Thanks for being a good ghoul and sponsoring such a fun hop! TFS CallyAnn(follower)
    http://callyanncraftycreations.blogspot.com

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  52. I just wanted to stop by and thank you for sponsering the labor of love hop. What these ladies did is so sweet and it is nice you sponsered it.

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  53. What a good ghoul you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Blog Hop Thanks so much
    Michelle
    mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
    http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

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  54. Cute card. Kudos to you for taking time for yourself and your family. I love that you are taking the time to make a hot breakfast and lunches for your kids. I need to be better at scheduling time for me to exercise. My grandkids eat a hot breakfast and lunch at school because I work and my daughter is in school but it is so important to take the quality time with your children. We craft together.

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  55. I'm here to leave you a message:
    "What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop, happening today."
    Smooches... Felicia - frankleecrafts@gmail.com

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  56. Robyn, What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop happening today. You are so generous! YOU ROCK!

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  57. The bike seat I have is just for my butt. you know the pointy part that is usually there... I don't have that so I just have this wide part and it is so comfortable I love it so much... the seat is made by schwinn

    Here is the link!

    http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=schwinn+bike+seats&gs_upl=2117l4195l0l4446l11l11l0l1l1l0l231l1571l0.6.3l9l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&biw=1366&bih=598&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=16257488632169194095&sa=X&ei=x2VmTs7zA-Ti0QHZ84m1Cg&ved=0CH8Q8gIwAA


    p.s. I love the card!! Thank you for the idea!!!

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  58. What a cute quick and easy little card.
    Kim xXx

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  59. Great quick card!
    I'm always looking for ideas for a last minute, quick card to make. Love this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  60. Robyn,

    Thank you for sharing with us this wonderful video. I have to say that I respect your decision to focus on family and yourself. You are a very special person and I enjoy your videos and posts however - what I enjoy most about you is your dedication to be a good wife and a good mother.

    I decided to stop the "madness" myself. I actually timed myself one day - I spent way too much time on the internet. I was following so many blogs and commenting ect. I have decided to cut back on that time.

    Life is way too short - I need to enjoy that time! To focus on my family. I need to focus on doing Gods work - whatever/wherever he guides me.

    Thank you Robyn - for all you do!

    Hugs!

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  61. Super cute card Robyn! Tanner and I are laughing because you really ARE a perfectionist! Love you!

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  62. Rachel Renkes9/13/2011 8:33 PM

    Robyn- Check out the seats by Terry. I have a butterfly seat and it rocks. I also second the comment about Pearl Izumi's women's shorts. I love the Sugar Short and wear them all the time (for rides up to a century). A good seat and shorts help but there's nothing like time in the saddle to condition your butt...for rides longer than 30 miles I usually use Chamois butt'r also. Helps prevent chafing!

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