Sunday, October 31, 2010


Our October was insane!!! We've got a bunch of b-day's, a super fun Holiday, a bunch of preschool stuff for Mickey, Dr appointments for the kids, dentist appointment for me and just, well, life!

Anyway, I've got a bunch of catching up to do.

Here's a quick run down.

10/1 through 10/3-I was in Sunriver for a girls scrappin' weekend!
10/4-Audrey turned 18 months.
10/5-I turned 34.
10/8-Babysat my friend's daughter, Mara, while her normal sitter recovered from surgery.
10/9-Bingo b-day party for BIL (say that five times fast!)
10/10-Kids have their check ups at the doc.
10/15-My dad's b-day (which reminds me, he was gone hunting so all we did was call him, going to have to have a little celebration for that soon!) and we watched Mara.
10/21-Mickey turns 4! (We have snack duty at preschool.)
10/22-We watch Mara.
10/23-Mickey's birthday party!
10/25-Dentist for me. Blech!
10/28-Mickey's preschool Halloween party (thank goodness we live close because I didn't realize it was a costume party!!!) and we watched Mara while her folks packed for their big move.
10/30-We watch Mara while the move occurs!
10/31-We dress up the kids and they trick or treat family in the morning. After dinner, we visit some neighbors and then I take Mickey into town for some real trick or treating!

Intermixed with all that is pre-party house cleaning, getting stuff for the party, making invites, decorating for Mickey's b-day, then decorating for Halloween. Oh, and of course the normal cooking, cleaning, shopping and playing with the kiddos. Speaking of shopping, remind me to tell you all about the nutty couponing I've been doing. It takes a bit of time but saves us soooooo much! (Mickey & I stopped at Rite Aid after trick or treating and bought six boxes of Raisin Bran, four boxes of Frosted Mini Wheats and two Hershey bars{stockpile for next summer's smores} and I paid $11.28 and got $10 in up rewards to spend on my next trip. Suh-weet!)

Anyway, I'm looking forward to November and getting all caught up! Hopefully, this will include pics from our nutty October!

How was your October?

edited to add: Did I mention that Mickey pulled the blinds down on his head and we had to have a trip to Urgent Care to get the wound glued shut? Yeah, that was fun. Right before his birthday. On a Tuesday so I couldn't leave Audrey at home because Andrew had bowling league. Oh, and then he needed a follow up on that Friday, when we really needed to be cleaning for the party. That would be why I was baking cupcakes at eleven at night. Heh!

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Totally Tubular TV Crop Has Begun!!!

We're rocking the small screen over at A Walk Down Memory Lane! We've all posted our challenges so head on over and check them out! There's RAK's for some of the challenges and games and a Woodware sponsored game that could win you a free stamp set!

Here are my two layouts for my challenges. The first one is a Project Runway inspired challenge.

And, this one is for my Perry Mason inspired challenge! (This is also my entry into My Mind's Eye's Blog Challenge #16. Sketch by Anam Stubbington.)

You'll have to head over the forums to find out how these layouts are related to those shows! Oh, and you can see my cute new shoes! LOL!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope to see you at the crop!!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Crop at A Walk Down Memory Lane!!!

We're having a fun crop over at A Walk Down Memory Lane, Oct. 15th-18th.

Here's a little info on it. :)

A Walk Down Memory Lane - Totally Tubular TV Crop
Oct 15th-18th

We will be posting challenges on Friday and games on Saturday and Sunday.
It will be a lot of fun and you will love what the Design Team has in store for you!

We will be starting on October 15th at 6pm EST (5pm CST, 4pm MST, 3pm PST).
Deadline is 9pm EST (8pm CST, 7pm MST, 6pm PST)

We will have RAK's and prizes to give away!

I hope you guys can make it! I've got a couple of challenges ready that you will love! :D

ps-The World Card Making Day Crop is still going on over at My Sketch World. You've got until midnight, October 16th to post your projects!

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Sketch World October Sketch and a Contest at A Walk Down Memory Lane!

Hi everyone! It's October 1st and I've got some fun stuff for you today!

First up, the October 1st sketch for My Sketch World!

Doesn't Lucy do a great job? Her sketches are always so much fun to work with! Here's my take.

Mickey likes to bring me things when he plays outside. Rocks, leaves, frogs and this day, he and my dad went down to the neighbor's creek and picked me some flowers! Such a sweetie!

I used an older Crate Paper line for this layout and some new white American Crafts rose ribbon. Well, it was white! LOL! I gave it a little Glimmer Mist love and now it goes wonderfully with my layout. The Jillibean Corrugated letters were also white and got a little Glimmer Mist lovin' and I inked the edges of pretty much everything with Milled Lavender Distress Ink. Using an ink on the edges isn't new but I sometimes don't like the slight aged look that brown ink gives everything. By using a color that matches my layout, it helps define all the layers without aging a layout about a sweet little boy.

To see what the rest of the designers did with this sketch, head on over to the My Sketch World blog! :)

In other news, today is our dog, Devo's 14th birthday!!! Happy Birthday, Old Man!!! :D

And, last but not least, here's some info on a fun, new contest starting today over at A Walk Down Memory Lane!!!

A Walk Down Memory Lane is hosting the “Bask N Glow” Contest. The message board has been re-organized and we are starting fun new challenges and activities and wanted to have a contest for you to help celebrate with us. The prize is a MME prize package and a store gift certificate-how do you participate? We want you to bask n glow in your own creative glory, so this contest involves you posting your favorite 3 layouts or projects (or more) in our gallery and have some fun participating in our forum over a 2 week period. To get all the details get on over to register, and then jump right in. Contest starts Oct 1st through Oct. 15th . Looking forward to seeing you all there!
I hope you guys all join in!
What are you doing for World Card Making Day? It's tomorrow, you know. I'll be in Sunriver with some girlfriends, scrappin' the weekend away. My friend, Mandy, is going to make me a lemon meringue pie (from scratch!) for my birthday!
Have a great weekend and thanks for stoppin' by! :D