Tuesday, December 18, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas ~ Day 6

Halfway point and Hubby has been enjoying his gifts tremendously.  If I am smart, I should be doing more of this type of thing for him more often. Life as a SAHM though can be tough, but setting priorities or changing them can easily be accomplished if I set my mind to it right??

6th Day Before Christmas
I'll really try not to gush
6 packs of Extra gun
To freshen your breath between times you brush 

Bubble Gum flavored gum is his absolute favorite.  Also the amount he chews is amazing at times.  So I wanted to stock him up so he's set for a couple of weeks at least. 

12 Days Before Christmas ~ Days 10, 9, 8, and 7

I know, I fell a little behind in posting.  But we had a fantastic weekend filled with Holiday fun! 

Isn't he the BEST looking Santa EVER!!!

For Day 10, I created a word cloud of words that best describe my man.

10th Day Before Christmas
In appreciation for all you do
10 Loving Reasons
of how much I Adore You

I was going to create a little book or scrapbook page with my reasons, but saw this idea on The Dating Diva's website, and felt it fit better for what I was trying to do.

 Day 9 was a bit trickier because I had to get it out on Day 10 since we were leaving over the next couple of days.  Luckily he didn't see it until we got home the next night.

9th Day Before Christmas
I'll never find you lacking
Here's a can of Mixed Nuts
to enjoy for your snacking 

 Nuts are one of his favorite snacks, so this one was perfect.

Day 8 we were back to the regular scheduled program with him heading back to work.  So much easier to leave surprises when he isn't home.

8th Day Before Christmas
My love for you is so clear it's crystal
So you can save some memories,
here's a jump drive with 8 mega pixel 

This portion of my rhyming took a while.  I even had to get some help.  I noticed too late though that it isn't mega pixels but gigabytes that should have been rhymed.  D'oh!

It took me a while to figure out what to do for day 7.  As soon as I saw this package of Suzy Q's (one of the very last at the store I might add) I knew I HAD to tie it in.  

7th Day Before Christmas
I kept one for myself, I hope you don't mind
7 Hostess Suzy Q's
To help ease your daily grind   

I'm quite sad though because if I'm to do this again, I will never be able to incorporate Suzy Q's or ANY Hostess treats.  It's a sad day in America.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas ~ Day 11

Day 12 was a hit.  He came home from work and said to me.."why is there diet pepsi on the bed?" then proceeded to read the poem.  I hope he's ready for the next few days. ;)

Day 11 reads:

11th Day Before Christmas
Because I love you still
A new leather wallet
with a 10 dollar bill 

Gift giving is so rewarding isn't it?  Even though it's difficult at times to find that perfect gift for those you love, it's so rewarding to brighten up someones day just because you care.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Days Before Christmas ~ Day 12

I decided this year to create a 12 Days before Christmas for Hubby.  He does so much for us, and works so hard that a little extra loving at Christmas time would help show my appreciation to him.  Most people tend to do the count up to Christmas, but I decided to do it a little different and count down.  

So my day starts with 12....it reads:

12th Day Before Christmas
Your true love thought of you
12 cans of Diet Pepsi
I think it's your favorite brew

I placed his gift on his side of the bed so he'll see it when he gets
 home from work, or right before going to bed

I know he'll be super surprised, and can't wait to share the rest of the 12 days.

Friday, November 16, 2012

$1 Tweets

Simple Girl Scraps has 5 of her fabulous kits on sale for $1 all this weekend.  How can you pass this up?  

Here are a couple of layouts I created using some of these kits.

Baking for Mom using Love to Bake

Sassy Miss using papers and elements from Love to Bake, 
Frogs & Kisses, and Spring has Sprung

I also created a Quick Page freebie for you to enjoy using Love to Bake. 

Download at 4shared
Download at Dropbox

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Quick CT Call

Simple Girl Scraps is having a CT call.  Theresa is awesome to work with, and her designs are to die for!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Freebie Alert!!

I love freebies, don't you?  And what better way to celebrate a new release then with a freebie!?!

Simple Girl Scraps created this versatile paper pack called School Rules.


I created a layout using one of these papers and My Everyday Life, just to show how easily you can use these papers:

 Of course I fell in love with the page and decided to make it a QP freebie just for you!


Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this freebie!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Product of the Week

How lucky for you, that Simple Girl Scraps is featuring one of her fabulous Digital Scrapbooking Kits each week and putting it on sale for only $2!  This week is the lovely kit called Twitterpated:

Link to Kit

I created this layout and decided the photo cluster was just too cute that I thought you might like to use it on your own layout.


I hope you enjoy the freebie, and don't forget to pick up Twitterpated over at Scrap Delicious so you can create more wonderful creations with this to die for kit!

Keep track of all the Product of the Week kits by following Simple Girl Scraps on her BLOG and don't forget to sign up for her newsletter. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I've come to a realization

Written in 2011:

***Warning, Post of Self Discovery***

I came to a realization last night after a day of some self pity:

I am so afraid of failure that I've already failed!

One of my goals this year was to continue my journey toward a healthier life and weight loss.  Though I have made several positive changes, my weight loss has become stagnant.  I feel better then I ever have, I have more energy, I enjoy working out, but because my weight hasn't reflected those changes I feel I've failed. 

I also feel like I am setting myself up for failure.  I'll make some bad food choices, then in my head think:

"Well, I've already messed up today, may as well go all out the rest of the day." 

That is not the kind of thinking I should have.  I should instead forgive myself for that mistake of the day, and continue on the path I've set for myself.

I'm always going to have days where temptation will overtake me.  But if I set my environment up to where I can't fail, then I'll find that success that I need.

Update February 2012:

I wrote that little tidbit last year around October when I'd been struggling with where I was or wasn't going.  Since the first of the year I've been more involved in finding out why I haven't been losing the weight.  I have finally figured it out, and though I'm still tweaking, I'm excited where this year will take me.

I'm so grateful for the help and support I have from my friends and family.  I know without their love and encouragement I would have failed and given up on myself a long time ago.

I'm happy to announce that since the first of the year I've lost 9 pounds!!  I still have my days where I have the pity party and eat whatever is in sight, but I'm learning that those foods which are bad for me are poison I don't want invading my body.  I hope to find some healthy alternatives to my "bad" foods and will post those recipes I find them.  I hope you have found your driving force to a happier and healthier life.  If not, please feel free to use my journey as a stepping point and know I'm always there to lend a helping hand.

Valentine's Day

I married the most thoughtful man!  This is what he brought home after work this morning:

Aren't I just the Luckiest Girl in the World?!?!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Blog Train Day 12 of 14

So have you enjoyed the Blog Train so far?  Didn't I tell you there was some awesome stuff created just for you?!?  I hope you've had the chance to pick up all of the goodies as well as the kit itself.  You still have until the 14th to pick it up at 40% off.

Link to Store

I decided to create for you today a photo cluster.  I love these because it takes the guess work out of what I can create, and my pages come together so much quicker.

The Blog Train still has a couple more days, so be sure to check out my fellow Creative Team member Marief tomorrow for the next stop:  http://poppylium.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blog Train Day 2 of 14

Choo  Choo!!

Who doesn't love freebies right?  I know I do!  You're in luck as the Simple Girl Scraps Creative Team Gals have put together some fabulous freebies for your pleasure using a brand new kit XOXO.  Yesterday you should have gotten your first taste of what's to come from the Simple Girl herself.  If you missed it, be sure to check out her blog http://www.simplegirlscraps.blogspot.com/ to get it.

The kit XOXO is a whimsical masterpiece that I'm sure you'll love.  It's now available exclusively at Scrap Delicious.  PLUS it's even 40% off until Valentine's Day!  Can't beat that!

Link to Kit

I'm a sucker for cards.  And even though I've gone digital, that doesn't mean I can't still create beautiful cards for those I love. I created a fun 4x6 card you can print on your printer or send it to your favorite photo lab to have printed up.

Cut your cardstock to be 6x8 then fold in half.  Glue your printed image onto the front and...Voila...a card you can give to a loved one.

Don't forget to check out tomorrow's freebie from my good friend and fellow creative team member Heidi.  http://justmeandmyscrapping.blogspot.com/ You DON'T want to miss it!
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