Something to think about…

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Today I opened a book, and the very first question was, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” My first thought was literally, “Ummm…” Shocking, I know! But it seriously made me think.
Can I count this morning when I tried to fix my Mac and failed miserably? Or do I count last month when I flew to Phoenix for work and went to a seminar in a new location? In my opinion, it all counts!

Here’s an example for you. Have ever laid on the ground, in the rain, to take a picture of a pinecone or a flower? Bam! There’s something new for you to try! I did it and look at how it turned out! I love it!

Every time you try something new, go somewhere new, taste something new, learn something new, whatever it is… you grow. So why not make it a goal to do or try something new at least once a month? Or for those go-getters, once a week! What are you waiting for? Give it a try!

Going home

Have you ever thought about what the phrase, “Going Home” means to you? It can mean different things for different reasons, but for me, right now, it’s coming back to my blog. Blogging is something I love to do! It’s relaxing and a form of journaling for me. This is my New Year’s resolution. It doesn’t mean it will happen everyday, but it does mean I will make a conscious effort to be more consistent. So I thought what better way than to start it with Christmas! Even though it feels like the boys spent most of their time running from the camera, I love the photos we did get!


I seriously love these stockings! We don’t have many decorations, but I do treasure what we have.


My mom spent Christmas with us. One of the gifts from her was this years puzzle! Every year we build a puzzle and have to have it completed by 12:00am New Years day or no one goes to bed! 🙂


My awesome hubby! Love him!


I love that Taylor still believes in Santa Claus! In the left photo he was watching the “Santa Tracker” until he fell asleep on Christmas Eve. On Christmas morning he got exactly what he wanted!


Meet Bombur! It took Taylor exactly 3 seconds to name him. lol. Does anyone know who he named him after? Bombur is a white and cream, Russian Dwarf Hamster who has red eyes! Taylor said he was perfect!

Christmas-6Trevor and Logan opening presents from their grandparents. My present has a story behind it. For almost 3 years now, the chair at my desk has been missing a foot. So if I didn’t balance exactly right both the chair and I would end up on the floor. Although it was a good ab workout, I’m so happy to have a chair that has all of it’s feet!


If they aren’t hiding from the camera then they are making faces. The chip in logan’s mouth makes his teeth look huge!


Don’t let Cocoa’s cute “ewok” face full you! She drives me crazy!


What they do best… play games, with Emmy’s picture she drew for us in the background. Thank you Emmy!


The puzzle from grandma!


Don’t tell her we already finished it!  🙂


And finally, our proof that we attempted to take a photo for a Christmas card. I put someone else in charge of pushing the button… lol. Maybe next year! From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!

Valentine’s Day Bingo Cards

This weekend I made up some Bingo cards for my son’s school party this week. And since there will only be 6-7 kids rotating through at a time, there are 7 pre-made 5×7 cards, and 1 blank 5×7 card. Instead of #’s, I used “conversation heart” phrases. Fun, right?! My boys have already been playing with them!

To download the free cards, just click HERE!

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

My Crazy Life!

I’m kicking off the New Year with a fun new kit! Life can get a little crazy, but it’s your life! Embrace it! My Crazy Life is on sale this weekend at

Christmas Countdown

Have you started counting down the days until Christmas? I have a fun little kit in my stores to help showcase how you get ready for Christmas! Although there are a couple of versions to the song this kit is based off of, The Twelve Days of Christmas, I used the one from a book I grew up with. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have! The kit is still 20% off @ both ScrapTakeout and MyMemories, so grab it while you can!

Golden Harvest & a Freebie!!

I am kicking off DSD weekend a little early in one of my stores! Starting with a kit celebrating the colors of fall that is now in all 3 stores! Plus, I am having my $2.00 sale! Everything is $2.00 or less through Sunday, 11/4/12. And for a special thank you for being such great customers, I have a freebie for you! Just keep reading to see it!

Introducing, Golden Harvest! This is one of my retired kits that I have brought back! And because everything in my store is $2.00 or less, you can pick it up for 60% off!

Scrap Takeout – Sale starts now!

MyMemories – Sale starts Nov 2nd!

3Scrapateers – Sale Starts Nov 2nd!

And now, just for you, I have a coordinating Word Art kit! It is FREE and available only at Scrap Takeout!

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for another fun surprise!!

My Everything pages

I just thought I would share some pages with you that some of my amazing CT girls made with my newest kit, My Everything! Now available at ScrapTakeout, MyMemories and 3Scrapateers

by Dona:

by: Rachel

by Kelly

by MIssHappy1980:

by Sharon:

by Anika:


Looking for that perfect halloween kit? I have just added the Haunted set to my new store at Scrap Takeout! And this weekend only, both kits are 40% off! And don’t forget to grab the FREE Quick Page in the shoppe! Here’s a little peak, along with some pages from my amazing Creative Team:

Life’s Voyage!

Are you ready for it? Keep yours eyes out for a brand new kit that will hit my stores this weekend! I actually got the idea for this page when we were asked to make a page for my husbands Grandmothers birthday book. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned as I get older, it’s that Life is a journey. Where we choose to travel and where we end up are from the choices  we have made. I hope this kit reminds you to stay on course and be true to yourself. But mostly, set sail and enjoy your voyage!

And here are a couple of pages for inspiration:

by Jenn:

Life’s Voyage will be on sale for 1 week! So keep your eyes open for it!  🙂

Once it pops up you can grab it, HERE!

Winners Announced!

First let me thank all of you for all of your lovely comments, and for participating in the MMS blog train! I hope everyone came away with tons of goodies! And now to announce the winners!  The first winner is

Blog Comment # 80 ~ Carol E Brooker!

And since there were so many Facebook comments, posts and messages we chose a winner the old fashion way! We drew a name from a hat! lol  So the Facebook winner is: Kinsey Mulhoon!

You will both be contacted with the info. Congrats on winning Lullaby Girl ladies!  Can’t wait to see what you create with it!  🙂