Friday, December 6, 2013


REALLY... more than a YEAR since my last post.... craziness for sure...

lots has happened since my last post... 

the twins turned TWO... and now they are almost THREE!!!  OMG where does the time go???  They fulfill their terrible twos exactly when we don't want them too... like the family beach trip, when sand would cause a meltdown or during family pics when all we want is a smile or two... but hey they are TWO and there have been lots more times when they weren't terrible.. they talk up a storm and as this moment they are no longer Cannon and Deacon, but you must refer to them as Superman and Batman.

My mom had open heart surgery, almost a year ago, to repair a valve... she did really well and has spent the year juggling dr. appt's and trying to get meds adjusted properly... and found out she is pretty anemic...but now we seem to be on the proper meds (no Cumidin-YEA!!) and the anemia seems to be getting better as well... Dad and sister are doing great too... my sister turned 38 this year!

As for me... going to the heart doc with your mom is an EYE-OPENING experience and will change the way you live that is for sure... as I sat in the dr. office with her last December I realized I needed to make some changes... nothing like a bunch of overweight people talking about their horrible surgery experiences, and seeing all the amputees due to diabetes and bad health that the light clicked in my head that I knew that I didn't want to end up in this office ever again.  So right after my mom's surgery in January, I signed up with a gym, started a wellness program and hired a trainer (some of the best money I have ever spent). Let me tell you... start paying attention to what you are eating and looking up restaurant food calories and you will be SHOCKED at how much excess food goes in your body!!!  Things I thought were "healthy" were FAR, FAR from that!!!
Since January I have lost 35 pounds, lowered my body fat% by almost 10% and lost a total of 21" and dropped 2-3 clothes sizes... still have about 15 more pounds to hit my goal weight...

so once again I will try to not go a year without a post... we will see how that works out  LOL...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It finally here....

Football Season... woo-hoo.... and my latest craftiness to celebrate it at our house "divided"
War Eagle and Roll Tide!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Been even busier

here lately... work has been crazy for the past few months so I do apologize for the LLLLOOONNNGGG intervals between posts!!!

I have still found time to be somewhat scrappy and I have been designing stuff for The Scrapbook Princess, like this cute mini album that will be available exclusively at the Scrapbook Expo in Duluth, GA next weekend.

I have another one in the works that will be teaching a class for at TSP's anniversary 2-day crop at the end of July and I would love for all my scrappy friends to come join us!!

Off to finish some scrappiness now.... until next time

Sunday, April 15, 2012

And here is another one

of my super cute twin nephews, Cannon & Deacon, from their 1st b'day pics-and yes I am responsible for those "jailbird" outfits-too stinkin' cute aren't they??? 

I made this layout from the Authentique Miracle line that I bought from TSP and the design I "stole" from Christine Ousley because I just loved the simplicity and how it focused on the pics of these cutie pies!!  I know it is a little "matchy-matchy", but they are twins, isn't that rule for all twins??  :)

Saturday, April 14, 2012

A little scrappiness

Although is has been a busy year so far... I have found time to do some scrapping.... I did a whole album for my nephews 1st year and gave to Shelli & Mark on their 1st birthday... while I am not going to share all the layout here are the ones from their birthday party.

I also completed this quicky today of the design team from The Scrapbook Princess...
I took a sketch from Scrapbook Generation and I love how simple and clean it turned out and I also dug deep into my stash for this 3BugsinaRug paper that I have had for several years and have been saving to use for a layout about by scrapping buddies.  Shan cut the title and bunnies on her silhoutte for me :)

It has been a long time...

since I have posted anything, although not for lack of wanting to, I have just been really busy with work and life in general.  January was busy getting ready for the peas 1st birthday and all I can say is WOW, they are truly loved by so many wonderful friends and family and I am truly blessed to be their aunt!!

I also taught a mini album class (my 1st ever!!) at The Scrapbook Princess and while I was nervous when we first started things started flowing smoothly and I think all the girls did a wonderful job!!

Work has also been really busy and we took a little mini vacay with the in-laws to the mtns and went to the TITANIC exhibit which I highly recommend, expensive at $25 a ticket but well worth the 2 hours it takes to go thru it.

Been working on eating better (not so good) and exercising more (getting better) and hoping to be down 30-40 more pounds over the next several months.  I started out really good then things got crazy with work and birthday and trips and me making excuses :)  what I wouldn't give for my 20 year old metabolism...geez it is so much harder losing than gaining!!!

Anywho.... I am going to try and post a little more than I have been... until next time :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

So I have been a little busy

trying to get this finished for the twins 1st birthday party next weekend.  Yes you read right next Friday, the peas will be ONE!!!  It is so hard to believe that this time last year we were recovering from Shelli's shower, little did we know the boys would be arriving later the next week-boy does time fly!!!!

I have lots of things to share, but will have to wait till after next week, partly because I am still working on it and partly because it is a surprise too!! 

Also, I was lucky enough to be chosen to the Design Team for The Scrapbook Princess and will be teaching my very 1st mini album class Feb. 11th and I would tell everyone to join me but the class sold out in 2 days!!!  WOO-HOO

That is all for now... gotta get busy finishing up some scrappy surprises :)