Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Team Grandma



Josh has been here since last Friday and even though we didn't get everything on my To Do list done, we've had a blast! We watched a great fireworks show at the park. He and Bompa even lit a few of their own. They went swimming in the river and rode bikes to the video store and back. That was scary! Josh got separated from Bompa and was lost for a little while. Josh and I went to see Hellboy II. We baked brownies and made Rice Crispy Treats. (Twice!) Today we made sock creatures and these layouts with pictures Bompa took. Josh made the first one. I made the second.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Me according to him...



I asked DH to tell me eight truths about me as part of my summer journal for Teresa McFayden's Ezine workshop. It was fun to see his perspective!

Here's the journaling:

8 Truths about me and then some as told by John.

*creative *good artist *has a wit about her *neat and tidy (this is so not true!) *organizes "frap" well (frap is Mac's word for crap) *good cook *good spiritual partner *loves Hawaii and Hawaiian music *good traveler *has good handwriting *is an avid reader *a collector *loves bargains and Michaels *thoughtful gift giver *can't be compelled to mow the lawn (this is SO true! The only time I've ever mowed the lawn was while he was recovering from his stroke. He always points it out when he sees a woman mowing the lawn. I always tell him she's either a widow or loves to mow, lol)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It's Coffee Time!


I hope she doesn't mind, but I stole this off my cyber friend Christi's blog because...

She is kicking off her new blog with a party!

And she is going to be having give aways all day long!

And she is VERY creative! She designed the cool stuff in the picture...

And lots of other cool stuff!

And she is such a sweet person!

I just want everyone to meet her!

So go to her blog party. Everyone is invited!

(Can you tell I'm just a little excited about this?)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Two posts in one day? Oh my!

I wanted to share this picture before I send this off to the Vintage Button Card Swap over at Button Floozies. That's all. Guess this is more like half a post!

Monkey...


My first inchies and my first inchies swap. Trading fourteen of these little monkeys over on TallyScrapper.

And I made a few more while I was at it:

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Just had to share these...



Got up early to beat the heat while cleaning out the carport. Went to a couple of garage sales. Straightened my scrap room a bit then proceeded to mess it back up while making these variations of my Wish You Were Here ATC set.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

It must be in my genes



I've noticed that A LOT of my blogging friends like the thrill of finding that special treasure at bargain prices. In other words, they like finding stuff cheap at thrift stores, flea markets, or garage sales. I guess it's true what they say about water seeking its own level, cause I love it too. There is just something comforting about a room full of vintage stuff, each piece with its own history. Oh, if they could only talk!

My mom and dad were into antiques and thrift store treasures for as long as I can remember. In fact, the picture is a purse my mom bought for 50 cents at the Goodwill when I was a little girl! She even let me play with it! Oh dear.

Both my parents were very creative and our home reflected their very unique styles, creations, and bargain finds. As a child I longed for a "normal" home. One with rooms like the kind I saw in the Sears or JCPenneys catalog. Later, of course, I came to appreciate and cherish it. And now I am happy that my own home is not so normal either!