Sunday, June 14, 2009

Been awhile!

Hello my friends! I just realised how very long it has been since I left a post on here. My how time flies when you have a full time job! I really do not understand how people have time to work raise their children and have a life. I am trying to learn how to balance all these daunting tasks. I had a hard enough time balancing life while I worked from home and now it just seems endless!
Of course I do not have a lot of time right now either but I am vowing that tuesday I will get on here and catch you all up to speed. Just wanted to let you all know I am still alive and kickin'! Talk to you soon!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hey there friends!

Hey there friends, it has been awhile. I don't have a lot of time today but I thought I would jump on here for a few minutes.
My Stampin' Up open house went awesome. I have like $300 in new goodies coming for myself on tuesday and I can't wait to get a chance to play with it all!
My new job at Totem is keeping me very busy. I am struggling to get used to working out of the house full time. To top it all off I have been dealing with doctors and this week a sick kid. I have to work today and tomorrow and then I have 5 days off. I am hoping to get all caught up on house and yard work as well as get a better mental handle on life as it is now. Saturday is Mike and Amy's wedding followed by recital on sunday. I am really looking forward to this weekend just being over. After that we have no real big things on the horizon except Austin's surgery next month. Other than that hopefully things will slow down here to a normal pace and we can figure out how to manage day to day things, lol!
Sorry that my post is just kind of a rant but I will fill you all in a little more when I have more time. Gotta run to work now! Hope you all have a great day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

More good news!

Yesterday morning just couldn't have gotten much better! I got a call from Totem! I applied there like 3 weeks ago and they finally called! I had my interview yesterday at 3pm. After I hung up the phone it rang again and it was a lady that had seen my ad for my stampin' up open house on kijiji and wants to meet with me to place an order before the party.
I went to work from 12 til 1:30 and then came home to get ready for my interview. I went and it was great! When I got home I ran to the doc and told him I had been having trouble at work and he said I should get a new job. Right after I walked back in the house I got the call and I start my new job friday!! More hours,more money and definitely more what I am looking for!!
Austin and I went and shopped for some jeans and to pick up my meds. He was a holly terror the whole time and when we got home I just went to bed.
Today I am working on openhouse invites, painting benches and painting Austin's room. I think I bit off more than I can chew for one day but, oh well! Talk to ya later!

Monday, April 20, 2009

My new career!

I have a lot of posts today, lol! There is so much exciting stuff going on here though! Today I signed up to sell............... are you ready?.........................................................

Stampin' Up!!! I am so excited!!! There are no Stampin' Up demonstrators here in Blackfalds and now there is, Me! Friday May 1st is my first open house and I would like to extend an invitation to any and all of you to come. It is from 4-9pm at my house and it is sure to be a blast! From 4-6 I will serve coffee, tea and sweets and from 6-9 I will be serving wine and cheese. Also for you blog readers if you come and place an order or phone in an order to me and say you learned about it on my blog I will give you a prize!
My address is;
5085 Prairie Ridge Ave
Blackfalds, AB
I would love to see you all!

Stampin' Up has come out with some really beautiful stuff and they are trying to lean more towards scrapbookers as well! If you cannot make it to the party there is a link to mu business site on the right side of the page where you can view all the products!

Oh Ya! I almost forgot I have an invitation I made to show ya all. I am having a BBQ saturday night to get to know some of the neighbours and this is the invite I made!

Amy's Bridal Shower

Was so great! She really has a nice bridal party! The house looked great and so did the food, lol! There was tons of gifts, laughs and fun for all! Great job Holly, Shauna, Lisa, Hailee and of course Mom!
There were these totally yummy little tarts there that Holly made and OMG they are to die for. I am gonna give it a go and see if I can make them without a recipe. They are a cheese tart baked with red pepper jelly filling and then cream cheese on top. HEAVEN!! Is all I have left to say.......
Here are some pics of the day!

The Big room reveal!

Finally! My scraproom is clean as it is gonna get for now and I am finally gonna share some photos! I am really happy with the space, it is huge!

The mess before;

The space after;

Thursday, April 16, 2009


I have been busy! Today I cleaned the spare room, took Austin to school, ran to town to Home Depot and to apply for a job and now I am trudging away at what is supposed to be my super cool scrap room when I am done! I am pooped out. I decided to take a break from spring cleaning the rest of the house to start on my scrapbook room because believe it or not..... I wanna scrapbook! Yesterday I was all of a sudden in the mood and now I just wanna get to it. However I need to find the room first. I know I still haven't posted pics but I will take some of the spare room and Hailee's new room later to share. You never know I may even get some taken of my scrap room too. I should take some now of the mess so you can all see what I have to overcome, lol!! Talk to you soon.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Ok so I know I am not supposed to be on here without sharing pics of the rearranged rooms, but they are not all cleaned up yet! Still! Ok well my scrap room isn't. Tomorrow I have the day off and my big plan is to get in here and clean!We will see how that goes for me.
Hailee won a gold and a silver medal in dance competition this week! She did such a great job! I am a very proud mommy!
Bad news.... Michelle and Sean's house burned down this week. I feel so bad for them. They are living in a hotel room right now. I am heading up there friday night to help inventory the wreckage so they can start claiming their possessions. I hope the reccession helps with building the house faster.
I better run for now, almost time for the egg hunt! Have a great day!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Me and my big ideas!

Sometimes I think I have lost ALL my marbles! Last weekend Hailee told me she wanted my scraproom as her bedroom! I of course had already been thinking I might move Austin back in there, but Hailee? Brian said she had been talking about it to him for weeks though. Anyway, I have had her slaving away all week to clean house and go through things so we could make the move. She has worked so hard, poor little thing and totally earned the move.
So now today here I sit trying to ignore the fact that I am supposed to be moving stuff already....sigh, humm. I have to move my scrap stuff all the way back down stairs again(4 floors). And yesterday came the kicker!
A young gentleman I work with has been looking for a place to live for quite some time now to no avail. This has caused him to move back home to New Foundland where we all no jobs are hard to come by right now. I talked to him and told him he could rent a room here if he wanted. If his parents have not already booked him a flight he is moving in. So now he gets the bedroom, Hailee is moving out of. But..... I get the playroom, which after this week is no longer a playroom, so I have tons of room for scrapping! Now I just gotta plan a crop with my GF's!!! Yay!
I will share pics when we are done!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

So proud!

Yesterday the kids did awesome with dance pictures! They look so great full custome! Hailee is starting to look so old though and it kinda makes me sad. She is turning out to be a very beautiful young lady. Austin is pretty cute too, I might add. Not that I am biased or anything.

Friday, March 27, 2009

The weekend off...

Finally!! I have a weekend off. Sorta.... Tomorrow the kids have dance pictures which are totally spred out for times, and Sunday is my last IT meeting at the store. I am very sad and really not wanting to go, but I know I have to go and say my goodbyes. I think I will have Brian and the kids take me though so I have company for the ride there and back.
Today the sun is out and gorgeous!! There has been so much snow melt today it is crazy. I still seem to be having a downer day though which is ridiculous. I have tried everything to cheer up. Sat outside with a mag and coffee. Went to see a friend, cleaned my room and swapped bedspreads. Opened all my windows and even have candles from Richelle's store burning everywhere. No luck though. Now I am going to turn on my blog playlist and clean up a bit in my scraproom. I am trying to go through things that I don't use or want and listing them on kijiji for sale. I have 5 ads on there so far. No bites yet though. Hopefully soon. It is time to spring clean and the scrap room is high on the list, lol!!
Talk to you all again soon!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy Spring!!

Today is the official first day of spring and the geese are even coming home to prove it! For some reason it seems like this winter has been so long and I really can't wait for all the snow to disappear.
I have been missing for quite a while I know. It has been a really tough month for me. There have been a lot of sad happenings as well as some pretty huge life changes.
Three weeks ago, a friend of mine, that was also one of my previous business partners took her life and left a hole in many others lives. I do hope she has found peace and I am so sorry for all the loved ones she has left behind. I know that I had not been as close to her the last few years and for that I am also sorry, however one of my very dearest friends was very close to her and I hurt for her as well.
I have started a job at the local grocery store in town. With the job comes a lot of hours and one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. At the end of this month I will be leaving Pages In Time. I am afraid I cannot keep up with my new job as well as put all For those of you wondering about me, I will still be here blogging away. I am planning to share more of my work online and maybe even issue a few challenges of my own here for fun.
I do not want to bore you with too many details right now so I will make it short and sweet. Over the next week I hope to have all my own recent work uploaded on my blog and a lot more pictures for you to browse. Expect great things from both the store as well as myself still and keep scrappin!! ;)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Good morning!

Good morning everyone. Hope everyone has been doing well lately! So I have some news!!! My little brother Travis is getting married!! The girl he is marrying is someone we have known for almost our whole lives. When she was little she used to call me her big sister because she is an only child. Now I really get to be her big sister and I am completely thrilled!!
The cool thing is I will never forget when they got engaged because it was the day before mine and Brian's six year wedding anniversary! I guess I should mention that my husban built me a fabulous new folding table in my laundry room for our anniversary. It is exactly what I wanted and it is all decked out right down to the solid oak trim!

Last weekend Katie, Lorraine and I headed to Edmonton to a retailer event and had a blast! We learned some really cool things and the new product coming out is OMG!!! The bank account is going to be a hurting unit for awhile I'm thinkin'. This is one of the projects we made. You can see more on the store's blog.

Yesterday Hailee turned 10. I can't believe my little girl has "double digits" as she would say. I am feeling a little old today. She got spoiled as always. We bought her 2 new outfits, a DS case, a laptop and a computer game. Austin gave her 2 singstar games for the PS2. Friday night she has 3 friends coming for a sleepover and saturday the rest of the family is coming for cake and gifts. Here are a couple of pics from lastnight. I fooled around with some of my cake decorating tools. I think it is a good thing I am signed up to take the classes this month, lol!

Ok at the request of many I also took some pictures of one of my hermies yesterday. This is Slater. I don't think he was overly excited about my camera flash but oh well. The other one is sparky. Sparky is a little shy though. As for the rest of my crabs, I am not sure where any of them are. They have all dug holes in the tank and are hiding. I am not sure if this means they are all ready to molt or what. In fact the other night I dug them all up to check on them and I still haven't found one of them. It is my smallest one so I am sure he is there somewhere.

Lastly I have decided to make a huge change in my life. I have recently quit at the after school program and today is my last day babysitting. Monday I start work at the local grocery store. They did not know how many hours I would have to start with but my 1st week I already have 30 hours! This is the first time in six years I have actually worked outside of the house away from my kids. It is going to be a big change, but I think it will be for the best. Think that is all I have to say for now. If you made it to the end of my post kudos to you!!LOL!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A blog to share

I have been watching this blog for quite some time. The woman that created it used to be on a forum that I was a member of years ago and I have always been a huge fan! Thought I would share her blog with you. She also gives away some pretty awesome blog candy too. Great place to visit for inspiration.

Check it out here;
Moralia's Blog

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Family Day weekend!

I hope everyone had a great Valentine's day yesterday! I know I did Brian brought me a dozen pretty pink roses! Today we are heading out to Mom and Dad's for a bbq roast and a visit. Also gonna stop at the store and plan IT kits. Had to add Brian's new favorite song to my playlist. It is Hate my life by Theory of a deadman. Please excuse the language. Pretty funny actually. It kinda makes you happy even though it is a hate song. Good beat though.
Last week we had a family tradgedy. Herman, my very favorite hermit crab passed away and left us for the sea in the sky. It made me panic so I went out and bought all new soil, toys and food for my hermies. That is 2 that I have lost in two weeks. The only thing the pet experts can think of is that I was using all sand instead of a mix. Well, it's a mix now!!

Grande Prairie was great! Baby Tanaya is getting so big! Michelle and I had a blast and it was so much fun to see Gord and Shauna! Ginger and Horace became fast friends. Horace is a monster of a bulldog and my little girl held her own pretty good. I shoulda took pics though.

Sorry not much else to say today. Maybe later! Have a great weekend all!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Off for the weekend!

We are off to Grande Prairie today to visit some of our dear friends! I am so excited, I will finally be able to hold and cuddle Tanaya! She is hardly a baby anymore! Jasmine and Damian are growing up so much that I am sure it will shock me! Can't wait to see Michelle of course!! Tonight we are going to stay with Gord and Shauna and the kids and then will head to Beaverlodge in the morning! Brian bought a new truck this week so we are gonna try it out. He even took part of monday off to drive home so Michelle and I could get in more coffee time together! Isn't he sweet?! Will post pics of our adventure on monday as soon as we are home! Hope you all have a great weekend!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Good Morning!

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I know I did. After reading my post the other day I realised just how busy I have been. I have given my notice at the after school program to spend more time at home with my family and on my other 2 jobs. I am still going to work until the end of February in order for them to find someone else. Saturday Brian and I went to town to test drive a truck and came home with a puppy!!!
I have been wanting this puppy for weeks now and she is finally mine. Our house has now grown by 8 hermit crabs and a puppy all in the last month! I guess I should be all good to go now. I have been feeling like I needed something else lately and Ginger is just the ticket. Being home more will definitely be good for that. The kids LOVE her and she is so smart. She can already fetch and we have only had one accident in the house so far. I am going to town today or tomorrow to buy her a sweater though. She has such short hair she freezes outside.
Yesterday I downloaded a virus into my laptop so my computer work is taking a bit longer today. I am hoping to get a bunch of pics of my scrapbooking stuff taken and loaded on here this week though. Talk to you all agian soon!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bad Blogger!

With all the craziness around me I did not realize it had been so long since I updated my own blog. January has been the busiest month I have had so far with very few days off. I have been working on my Level 1 childcare course as well as my 3 jobs. I will update more on my crazy life later, but I wanted to share a card I did this morning. I am loving the new Magnolia stamps and can't wait to play more. To see more of what I have been doing and working on lately please see the Pages In Time blog. Talk to you again soon!