Thursday, May 16, 2013

Episode 329 - Monochromatic Frog Card!

Hey All!

Yes, it's a real video from me!  I was feeling ambitious last night so I went ahead and filmed it, plus having my tripod back really helped.  LOL!  Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Roses in Winter Card

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

How are you doing today?  It's overcast here but the weather is beautiful.  I can't seem to get myself to do anything productive.  I've had a little pain for the past few days and so I am trying to take it easy.  Today marks 4 weeks since I had my hysterectomy.  It was a partial by laproscopic, for those wondering.  I feel like I am doing pretty well considering the circumstances.  I'm super excited because my kids get out of school in one week.  YAAAYY!  Our pool will be ready to swim this Saturday so bring on the TENNIS, the SWIMMING and the FUN!  I've decided to drive my kids to Karlee's this Summer and then out to Utah.  My sister, Christy, is flying out so I don't have to drive by myself.  So much fun!  Only 6 weeks to go for that!

Today, as I was "resting" in my office, I pulled out my old Stampin' Up! stamp set called Roses in Winter and made this card.  I used SU 2011-2013 In Colors for the ink and the cardstock.  Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Post

Hi All!

I hope you all had a fantastic Mother's Day!  I'm going to be completely and totally honest with you.  Mine was good and I love my family but I was a hot mess!  For some reason, I was over emotional and felt very overwhelmed.  My family must love me because they have been able to see so many ups and downs with me over the past 2 months.  I hope they realize that life is not what you see on the TV and that as a mother I am very real.  

I wanted to do something for my kids so I decided to make them each a special card on Monday with some goodies and surprise them before they went to school.  In the cards I let them know how special they are to me and how lucky I am to be their mother.  Here are the BASIC cards I made.  

I have more to share with you so please come back soon!  I made to more sets of cards that are soooo super cute!!

Also, I haven't heard back from the 3 people I randomly chose to purchase my sets of stamps.  I have e-mailed all of them.  If I don't hear back by tomorrow I will go ahead and choose others.  

Thanks a bunch!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Relief Society Invitations

Happy Saturday Everyone!

Today was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day today!  I was able to sleep in until 10:00 am (thanks honey!) and then when I got up I took my 3 boys to the Farmer's Market, Academy Sports (to get knew tennis shoes for tennis), and then to Sam's Club to pick up some goodies for Relief Society tomorrow.  We are doing something special for all the mom's in our ward.  When I got home I was so exhausted that I put my head on my pillow and slept deeply for over 2 hours!  My body still needs lots of rest but my head doesn't realize it.  After I got up I was able to garden a little outdoors while 4 of my sweet 5 children played outside.  This new hobby is so wonderful in the way that I get to be with my kids so much more plus I still get to do all of my other hobbies.  I have been thinking of the Parable of the Talents lately in the New Testament (Holy Bible).  The Lord will give us as many talents as we want to develop but that doesn't mean he will take away our other talents.  Sometimes I am afraid to try new things because I think then I can't do all the other things I love.  Not true at all!  Plus, I am gaining a whole new respect for plants!   LOL!  I will share pictures of my jungle at the bottom of this post.  This was all done since my surgery but it has been the most peaceful & relaxing thing to do.  

We also, as a Relief Society Presidency, wanted to do a fun activity for the Sisters this month.  One that didn't involve any lessons, talks, etc.  We are calling it our fluff activity!  LOL!  Just opening and closing prayers with food and friendship in the middle!  Can't beat that!  Here are the 72 invitations I made tonight to pass out tomorrow.  Notice how I stamped and didn't use my Cricut on these ones?  I still love my Cricut but it is nice doing something else for a project.

Here are my 3 boys at the Farmer's Market.  All we got today was some Asparagus.  

You will see how how my newest hobby is kind of going a bit crazy BUT I am enjoying the beautiful outdoors so much more now than ever!

Friday, May 03, 2013

Hello from Utah & a Shout Out!

Hello my Pink Friends!

Just wanted to check in for a minute all the way from Utah!  My husband and I had this little trip planned before everything happened with me, and we decided that I was well enough to travel on a direct 2 hour flight.  It's been nice seeing my mom and sister since they were not able to be with me during my traumatic experience.  We travel back home tomorrow but it was a nice break.  I hung out in my hotel room and rested while my husband spent most of the day at a Convention.  I'm looking forward to being back in my own bed tomorrow night, although we lucked out and found a good hotel which we will stay at again when we visit.

If you've never been to Utah, here are some pictures I took.  The mountains have always amazed me, ever since I first visited Utah when I was 20 years old.  Hope you are all having a nice weekend!  I'll visit with you guys very soon!

I also wanted to do a little shout out to some of my long time viewers!  As often as I can, I like to check out your blogs, too!!  Please let me know where to visit you in my comments and I would love to stop by and say "hi"!   I also want to thank all of you who do leave me comments.  I read every one of them and am touched that you take the time.  

Tonight I went over and visited these wonderful blogs.  You should stop over and say "hi", too!