Checking In

I know it has been a really long time since I posted something here, and my Freebie Friday thing has kind of gone out the window.

There are many reasons for this, as life has sort of taken over and I have been stressed about other things. I'm sure you all know how that goes. I've also just accepted a job teaching with ScrapGirls, and I'm planning on doing some photo retouching classes. So that should be a lot of fun, but it is a lot of work.

Then just the little things that keep popping up, like other family photo shoots and our church's children's program (I was in charge of all the music) and other family things as well. So I apologize, but will do my best to post more.

I wanted to share that last week we got to go see the Dixie Chicks and the Eagles in concert at the new Nokia Theatre in LA. It was really fun, even if the venue is catered to the more snobby type of people, lol. Instead of regular concert foodfare, they had sushi rolls, ciabatta sandwiches and $5 bags of M&M's. No thank you.

But it was fun to see the concert. I'll admit, I wasn't exactly sure how much I would enjoy the Eagles, I mean, of course you'd enjoy it because it's the Eagles, but I've never really 'noticed' what songs they sing or anything like that. But I'll tell you, I was up and dancing most of the time and they were fun guys. Plus they're such talented musicians, you just can't overlook that fact when you're watching them live.

The Dixie Chicks were really fun. They really took me back to my high school days with some of their songs and it was cool. I was hesitant to 'enjoy' their stuff because of everything they've said about politics and such, but the older stuff really brought back great memories and I loved singing along.

Then on Saturday, we went to a local pumpkin patch and had a fun time. Eli was enthralled with all the pumpkins, and it was fun just to be there together as a family. We didn't get any group shots, but I did get a few fun ones of Eli and both the boys. Someday I'll have pictures of myself, lol. :)

I'll leave you with pictures from the patch. Until next time!


Too Funny!

Yesterday I came in the house after taking out some recycling, and this is what I found:

I was so lucky to grab my camera and snap a few shots before he got tired of playing. He sure does make my life exciting! :)

Oh, and PS: Nathan comes home today!! He's been in Amsterdam for 2 weeks and I'm more than thrilled to have him home. It really is too long to be away. :) Okay, I'm cheesy, but it's true!


Retreat Review

Well, a report about my weekend retreat. I was blessed to be able to spend almost 4 days with my Scrap Girls in Minnesota. We had gorgeous weather, great company, and fun conversations. It was nice just being in the same space with people who are passionate about the same things that I am. Talking about design ideas, problems, concerns, and funny customers was cool. It was neat to get to put voices with names and really get to know these people better. It was a great time. Here are some pictures from the weekend. (Oh and the one above is Theresa's house on the lake. Just gorgeous. I'm jealous. :) )


Freebie Friday! (Or Saturday)

Hey everyone! Here is the cool Halloween overlay that I did for this week. Right now I'm on vacation, which is why it has taken me so long to get this posted. Thanks for your patience! Can't wait to see how everyone is going to use this overlay. Leave me a comment and let me know how you like it. Thanks all!
Have a great weekend! :)



Hey guys, I'm so busy with my vacation, but I promise that I'm going to get my new freebie up soon. Just have to hook up my EHD and set it up. I'm getting there, I promise! TTFN!


Welcome New Visitors!

New visitors and root canals and vacations, oh my!

First of all, I'd like to say "hi" to all the new people who have happened upon my blog. Welcome, pull up a chair, grab some freebies, make yourself at home. :) Ever since I started Freebie Friday and have advertised on a couple of freebie blogs, the traffic here has tripled.

I can't tell you how exciting that is for me, a work-at-home mom who designs stuff for fun. I tell you what, life is funny sometimes. I started doing this on a whim and I'm just tickled pink that anyone cares to download my stuff! :) So thanks again to anyone who's new, and don't forget to leave a comment if you'd like. Don't be shy!

On to more unfortunate news, tomorrow I'm going in to have a root canal. I have to admit, I hadn't seen the dentist in almost 6 years before a couple of weeks ago, and tomorrow I have to pay the price!! Aack! Has anyone ever had one of those before? I'm not particularly looking forward to it.

Thanks to my good friend Tracy for watching Eli while I have the procedure. I don't know what I'd do without her, since Nathan is still out of town. What a blessing good friends are!!

Okay, let's get to the happiest news of this week, shall we? On Thursday morning at 3:15am I am being picked up to go to the airport so that I can fly out to Minnesota and meet all my Scrap Girls! Yippee, the retreat is finally here, this week!

I'm way too excited, as I have been looking forward to this for
a long time. You see, I've only been fortunate enough to meet Mandy in real life, and I know that getting to meet everyone else is going to be such a treat.

Plus, I am wicked excited about getting to be on a plane with no toddler!!
It will be the first time I've flown without Eli since he was born and I'm psyched. I can read a whole magazine without being interrupted, I can sleep without worrying that a certain little boy is going to be loud, and I don't have to carry twice as much stuff with me! Oh, it's going to be heaven, I tell ya. Can't wait.

I'll definitely be bringing my camera along, so I'll have some fun shots to post I'm sure. But don't worry, Freebie Friday is coming -- I won't forget about you!

I'll end with a new layout that I did of Eli, since he likes olives and I just thought that was hilarious.