Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scrapbook Sunday: More Lindsey & Having Fun With Sepia

It is Sunday and that means it is Scrapbook Sunday, which is brought to us by Holly of Girls At Heart and Noelle of Lil' Bits and Pieces Of Me.

Here is the double layout. This is Lindsey when she was about a year. She was hanging over at Grandma and Grandpa's.

Here is the left side...

Here is the right side... I was trying to be all creative with my journaling, but you can see the glue thru the vellum:p

To see more Scrapbook Sunday layouts please go visit Noelle's blog.

Also, Anissa over at Our Chaotic Life has inspired me to see if I can turn my photos into sepia tone. It took me fifty years to figure it out, but I Can!!

I took these last week. It is Adela's tootsies in her baby fake Birkenstocks. I love baby tootsies:)

Here it is in the sepia tone. I just love the look of sepia.

Yeah, my idea of having fun...playing on the computer:)


Saturday, May 30, 2009

Shan's Weekend Wordle

It is Saturday and it is time for Shan's Weekend Wordles! Since Jeannie told me how to do this it is become a cynch to do:)

If you want to do a wordle go to and after you design it like you want (you can't do a save as because the webiste is protected) push print screen on your keyboard, then your paint shop and when that pops up, click edit on top of your screen and click paste. Then you have to grab the area you want to save, then you right click and click copy to. There you go!! Then go to Shan's blog and do the Mr. Linky thing. Come on is fun:)

This week is similar to last week's wordle. I only posted twice this past week.

For more Shan's Weekend Wordles, please check out Shan's blog.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Noelle's Card Swap and Blog Blah

I had participated in a Mother's Day card swap a few weeks ago with Noelle of Lil' Bits and Pieces Of Me.

Here is the card I made for her to give to someone. I didn't have a Mother's Day stamp so I had to improvise.
This is the STUFF that Noelle got me. The card she sent me has bling on it! I also got some stickers and a Post-it note pack in my favorite color purple! Thanks again Noelle!

Have you gals noticed that since it is getting warmer out, you are not blogging as much? My kids want to go outside all the time. They were out all Memorial Day weekend! It also didn't help that my Husband has been hogging the computer. He has been putting movies on his Ipod. It is like a whole day process. Of course he keeps just adding more without saying "Hey Vickie, you need the computer?" He actually had the nerve to tell me on Sunday what I could be doing!! Men...pft! There were times I was walking around the house, wringing my hands. Is that withdrawl:) Thank goodness I had my phone so I could text to my twitter acount and complain. he he.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Scrapbook Sunday: Miss Lindsey

It is now that time for Scrapbook Sunday, which is brought to you by Holly of Girls At Heart and Noelle of Lil' Bits and Pieces Of Me.

It is a double layout of Lindsey when she was about 10 months old.

Here is the left side...

Here is the right side...
This is another one of my favorites. Some of my pages just give me an "eh" feeling, but I felt good about this layout:) I used a scrapbook kit by Stampin' Up! I love that company!
To see more Scrapbook Sunday layouts, please go visit Noelle's blog.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Shan's Weekend Wordle

Hey Gals! It is time for Shan's Weekend Wordles! Go to to make your own.

To see more Weekend Wordles go check out Shan's blog.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Some Awards:)

Gosh Gals, I am so sorry that I am lazy with my awards. Some of these were given to me a few months ago:( I am a bad blogger. I still have more to post! But I appreciate them so much. They make me feel special and they brighten my day, especially if it is a bad day.

I know these awards have rules, but right now I have to break them until I can get caught up.

This award was given to me by Anissa. I give this award to Insanity Kim.

This award was given to me by Sandy. Look it is my favorite color!! I give this award to Katie. Her favorite color is purple:)

This award was given to me by Katie. I give this award to Anissa.

I was given this award by Ikki. I give this award to Sandy.

Insanity Kim
gave me this award. I give this award to Michaela.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Jason!

A Giveaway Addicted Mommy

Happy Anniversary, Jason!! Thank you for giving me 9 happy years! Today is our anniversary and since it is also Take Me Back Tuesday over at Kari's at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy, I thought what a perfect time to post our wedding picture.

May 19, 2000

I was also 2 months pregnant. No, it was not a shot gun wedding. He had proposed to me on August 14, 1999. The day was already planned when I decided I didn't want to be in my thirties and having my first baby. I was 29. The scary thing was we though we might lose her. I had been spotting and on this day, I was still spotting. Lindsey still came out fine and I was still 29:)

p.s. I miss being a size 10.

p.p.s. For more Take Me Back Tuesday pictures go visit A Giveaway Addicted Mommy!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Yeah, I Haven't Been Around

I haven't been around too much this past week. I have been sick for most of the week. I thought I was getting better than Thursday night Wham!...all the gunky stuff wanted out of my system and I felt like crap again. Saturday I was cleaning all day to get ready for Lindsey's First Holy Communion party. Today was her day! I am still kind of sick, but I hope to start feeling better tomorrow.

I plan on getting busy blogging comment challenge is very low:)

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend:) Next week is Memorial Day weekend! Sleeping in, the parade and chillin' with family.
Gotta go and take my medicine. I am coughing up a storm here! It hurts my head:)

Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Got A Bloggy Facelift!

Look at what Anissa of Our Chaotic Life did! She game me a bloggy makeover! I look so fancy! I had won her Mother's Day Giveaway and it was a blog design. Wow, I am in business now:) Photobucket

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Prayers Needed

One of my bloggy friends, Ally, just found out her mother has a brain tumor. She will be having surgery to remove it. She needs prayers.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Recipe Swap Monday: Sweet-n-Sour Chicken


This is up a little late. I haven't been feeling well since this weekend. I think I caught the virus that has been living in my kids and Jason:)

Anyhoo, Recipe Swap Monday is brought to by Anissa of Our Chaotic Life.

Sweet-n-Sour Chicken (I am making this right now for dinner)

2 teaspoons of vegetable oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces.
(1) 8 1/4-ounce can crushed pineapple in unsweetened pineapple juice
1/4 cup of apricot preserves
1/4 cup of Hoisin sauce
1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper.

  1. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink.
  2. Add pineapple, apricot preserves, Hoisin sauce, and pepper and simmer until sauce thickens. I like my sauce a tad juicey.

On the side I usually cook some white rice. And then I just mix the two up on my plate. Click the button for more yummalicious recipes.


Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mums. The Word

This week's challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is "Mums, The Word" The theme is a Mother's Day card and stamping has to be involved.
Here is my card that I made for the challenge. I don't have any Mother's Day stamps, so I had to improvise. The stamp sets I used was:
  • Stampin' Up! Sweet Of You
  • Stampin Up! Brushstroke Alphabet Upper and Lower


Friday, May 8, 2009

Dear Food and Exercise

It is Flashback Friday brought to you by Jill at Scarymommy.

What you do is take a post from when you started blogging. You know the ones...the ones only your momma read. Well, my momma doesn't read my blog so I am giving a shout out to my first two followers: Jeannie and Sandy! So, here we go...back to November 21, 2008

Dear Food and Exercise,

I would really appreciate food, if you were only healthy. I also would like it, if you would stop jumping into my mouth at every turn. I wish all you trans fat and high fructose corn syrup would just not come into my house. Just stay out of the shopping cart. Fruits and vegetables please just kick their butts. Exercise, why can't you just come to my bed and literally pull me out of my cozy bed. In the morning is best because my kids are sleeping. Pinch me, keep bugging me until I wake up. Show me a picture of the current me. Tell me how my face is melting into my neck and no one can tell start to finish. Just Do It! Thanks.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Unimportant Tag


Anissa over at Our Chaotic Life has tagged me!

Here are the rules:
1. Mention the person who nominated you.
2. List six unimportant things that make you happy.
3. Tag six blogs, state the rules & notify them with a teeny comment on their blog.Here our my six!

  • Blogging!
  • Watching TV!
  • Reading magazines!
  • Drinking pop!
  • Candy!
  • Useless shopping!

These are the six people that I am tagging:

Let me know if you do it so I can read yours!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My 8s

Hey Friends! I am really behind on my tags and memes and awards. I will get them all up!! I promise!!

I was tagged with the 8s by Katie, Bookkitten and Sandy. Here goes:

8 Things I am looking forward to

  • Summer vacation!
  • Jason work convention in June. We are going to Wisconsin and staying at a nice hotel. The kids enjoy themselves everytime:)
  • Lost today.
  • Parker holding his pee.
  • Lindsey's First Holy Communion.
  • Losing a clothing size by summer.
  • The kids being healthy at the same time.
  • Memorial Day weekend. Jason gets a three day weekend.

8 things I did yesterday

  • Some laundry
  • Gave Michaela and Adela a bath.
  • Made a card for a Mother's Day card swap.
  • Blog of course.
  • Tried giving Adela her medicine and having her spit it out.
  • Some housework
  • Got Lindsey ready for her field trip to Greenfield Villiage.
  • Stayed up late again:)

8 things I wish I could do

  • Sandy had a cool one...cure cancer.
  • Win the lottery!
  • Go to a scrapbook bed and breakfast for the weekend.
  • Have another baby.
  • Lose 50 pounds.
  • Be better organized.
  • See my Dad again.
  • Have seen my sister get married.

8 shows I watch

  • Lost!
  • General Hospital. Sandy! I am hoping for a Sam and Jason reunion!
  • Ugly Betty.
  • Grey's Anatomy.
  • How I Met Your Mother.
  • Two and a Half Men
  • According to Jim
  • The New Adventures of the Old Christine.
  • Ghost Whisperer.
  • There are more...


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday: October 9, 2004

I saw this over at Our Chaotic Life and I wanted to join in on the fun. Take Me Back Tuesday is brought to you by A Giveaway Addicted Mommy.
It was October 9, 2004. Michaela was 8 days old. I had gone to the store and my sister was watching my kids. Though the older kid who is holding Michaela is not mine that is Jacqueline, my sister's kid. My oldest child is the one with the humongous smile. She is Lindsey, she wasn't quite 4 yet. I love this photo. Lindsey is so happy.


Monday, May 4, 2009

A Mother's Day Giveaway

Noelle over at Lil' Bits and Pieces of Me is have a Mother's Day giveaway. This is the stash for the giveaway:

  • Lovely China Coffee Mug
  • Vintage Floral Hankie
  • Handmade MOM pretty lil' sign made by m
  • Warming Green Tea Facial Mask
  • Cherry Blossom bath set with shower gel, lotion and a shower pouf
  • Delicious Scone mix from Wildtree
  • Spa CD- very relaxing music and
  • a set of fresh scented four tea lights

Just click on the Mother logo to get right to the post:)


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