Monday, June 28

Actions, Tips and Giveaways

I just read about this fabulous giveaway by Skye Hardwick and Florabella.  I have a couple of Florabella's PSE actions and love them!! This is a chance to win a great prize package.

Read all about it HERE at Florabella's blog.


Also a change to win Skye's new book - The Workshop Workbook. Read all about it HERE on her blog.


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Saturday, June 26

I love Cute little Bums!

The cutest little boy I know stayed with me Friday night. We played outside, Ate Carmel Corn, watched Nemo and Shrek and went to the Park Saturday Morning.. I was reminded that Potty training is not fun.... he peed in the toilet, then pooped on the floor and tried to clean it up by himself... by spearing it everywhere. He is quite vocal with is opinions... at the playground he was growling at the other kids (pretending he was a dinosaur) and was yelling Bull Shit at all of them.. We had to have a little talk and time out At least he wasn't dropping the F-bomb! It was quite the adventure!

Like Father! Like Son!
Watch closely for the little attitude on his face.




Notice that Tanner tries to get into the shot, too


Target Practice... His favorite toy.. this 1.97 nerf gun



Angelic Moments!




"Joy enters the room. It settles on the windowsill, waiting to see whether it will be welcome here."

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Friday, June 25

30 Years

This weekend is my 30 Year class reunion.   I thought about going… for a few seconds.   I’ve been so busy and consumed by other things that I really want a few weekends to do pretty much NOTHING!   Is that wrong?  I really have no desire to attend the reunion.  I’ve had a few emails trying to persuade me…   I can’t believe it’s been 30 years…  What happened in 1980??

The original CREEP!


Nerd News-  Computer Modem invented.   (does anyone still use a modem?)
Habits -  PacMan,  Centipede  (arcade)..  
Best Film – Oscar -  Ordinary People
Big Movies:
1.The Empire Strikes back
2. 9 to 5
3. Stir Crazy
4. Airplane!
5. Any Which Way You can
6. Private Benjamin
7. Coal Miner's daughter
8. Smokey and the bandit II
9. The Blue Lagoon
10. The Blues Brothers

Cost of a new home: $76,400.00
Cost of a new car: $9,500
Median Household Income: $17,710.00
Cost of a first-class stamp: $0.15
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: $1.25  ( I think this is too high!)
Cost of a dozen eggs: $0..96
Cost of a gallon of Milk: $2.16

Top Albums
1.  Against the Wind – Bob Seger. 2. Damn the Torpedo’s – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.   3. Eat to the Beat – Blondie    4.  Glass Houses – Billy Joel   5. In the Heat of the Night – Pat Benatar   6. Off the Wall – Michael Jackson   7. The Wall – Pink Floyd   ( I think I had every one of these albums)


Top 20 TV shows
1 )Dallas    2 )60 Minutes    3 )The Dukes of Hazzard    4 )Private Benjamin    5 )M*A*S*H    6 )The Love Boat    7 )The NBC Tuesday Night Movie    8 )House Calls    9 )The Jeffersons    10 )Little House on the Prairie    11 )The Two of Us    12 )Alice    13 )Real People    14 )Three's Company    15 )The NBC Movie of the Week    16 )One Day at a Time    17 )Too Close for Comfort    18 )Magnum P.I.    19 )Diff'rent Strokes    20 )NFL Monday Night Football

Who Shot JR? is talked about heavily from the TV show Dallas. On November 21, the conclusion draws more viewers than any other show in TV history up to that point.

· John Lennon is assassinated by Mark David Chapman

· Brook Shields whispers, “You know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." the ad was banned.

· Mt. Saint Helens erupts, killing 60 people. ( I remember the ash while driving to Northern Idaho)

· CNN is launched as the first all news network

Bill Gates licenses MS-DOS to IBM, makes next to nothing on the deal. The pair buys the rights to a simple operating system manufactured by Seattle Computer Products and use it as a template. The money is made later from licensing it to third party clone makers.

US hockey team beat Russia for the gold in the Winter Olympics.

Billboard #1  1980
December 22, 1979 - January 4, 1980:
Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes

January 5 - January 18:
Please Don't Go - KC and the Sunshine Band

January 19 - February 15:
Rock With You - Michael Jackson

February 16 - February 22:
Do That To Me One More Time - Captain & Tennille

February 23 - March 21:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

March 22 - April 18:
Another Brick in the Wall (Part II) - Pink Floyd

April 19 - May 30:
Call Me - Blondie

May 31 - June 27:
Funkytown - Lipps Inc.

June 28 - July 18:
Coming Up (Live At Glasgow) - Paul McCartney & Wings

July 19 - August 1:
It's Still Rock and Roll to Me - Billy Joel

August 2 - August 29:
Magic - Olivia Newton-John

August 30 - September 5:
Sailing - Christopher Cross

September 6 - October 3:
Upside Down Diana Ross

October 4 - October 24:
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

October 25 - November 14:
Woman in Love - Barbra Streisand

November 15 - December 26:
Lady - Kenny Rogers

December 27, 1980 - January 30, 1981:
(Just Like) Starting Over - John Lennon


How is that for a little trip down Memory Lane?

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Thursday, June 24

More Wedding Photo’s

Edited to add a few more photo's to the slide show...
Well… Here are a few more wedding photo’s.
My Daughter in Law – Jennifer took some fabulous photos.   You can visit her HERE. 

My Mom has this old chair that was my Great Grandmas.  It came out of a photo studio in Salt Lake City and is over 100 years old.  It was used for wedding photo’s.   Ashley was really exciting to use her Great Great Grandma Spillman’s chair.

Silly Creeps!

And now… a slideshow of photo’s taken by a multitude of Family members

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Monday, June 21

Brush Strokes

Well..  I can hardly go a couple of days without coming up with more projects.  I haven’t picked up my paint brushes since last Winter.  I decided to gather up some surfaces, pulled out the scroll saw and started planning.  Sunday  I cut out a few pieces of wood and the newest projects have begun..

While I was in the garage working… we had quite the show going on outside.   That old Mr. Thunder sure can holler loud!  It was pouring rain so hard we had a little creek running down the middle of the Burbs.   I can’t believe its the Summer Solstice and we got down into the 30’s a couple of days ago.     On a positive note…  we’ve only had to use our sprinklers a couple of times.

Here is a sneak peek of one of the projects.    I like the country, prim look. 

“Each laugh makes you ten years younger”

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Sunday, June 20

Vintage Pyrex

Guess what?  I picked up the rest of my fabulous vintage finds at the consignment shop.  I’ve had them on layaway for a few weeks…

They have so much stuff to look at…  I could easily buy and buy… but I don’t like clutter…  so I control myself  and just look…    They have these really awesome old leather boots.  I’m thinking they would look great with flowers planted in them and placed in my flowers.   HHmmmm….   still thinking about it.

“Every once in a while. Take the scenic route.”

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Saturday, June 19

Sweet Pea

I’m really liking this PTI stamp set – Sweet Pea.  I have loads of ideas forming in my brain. 
Sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus) is a flowering plant in the genus Lathyrus in the family Fabaceae (legumes), native to the eastern Mediterranean region from Sicily east to Crete.
It is an annual climbing plant, growing to a height of 1-2 m where suitable support is available. The leaves are pinnate with two leaflets and a terminal tendril, which twines around supporting plants and structures helping the sweet pea to climb. The flowers are purple, 2-3.5 cm broad, in the wild plant, larger and very variable in colour in the many cultivars.
Sweet peas have been cultivated since the 17th century and a vast number of cultivars are commercially available. They are often grown by gardeners for their bright colours and the sweet fragrance that gives them their name.

Products Used:   CTMH – Petal, Vanilla Creme.  PTI – Year of the flower – Sweet Pea.   Bluebird lane (Etsy)– ribbon. Button. Twine. Pin. Copics. Stickles. Corner punch.

“Joys divided are increased”

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Wednesday, June 16

Another peek

This is My Handyman and I...   He cleans up pretty good, don't you think?


Ashley and I


These photo's were taken my multiple family members.



Davids Brother - Daniel and his son Ezekiel (ring bearer)

Carter - (Ring bearer)


David with his Mom Jackie and his new wife, Ashley...


Beautiful Bride


Man and Wife



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