Friday, November 30, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
I had fully intentions of getting a Bday card made for my sil (sister in law), several of those boxes I posted about altered and posted on here but that didn't happen. I came down with Mastitis and a nasty Sinus infection Friday night, thought my head was going to pop off my shoulders that is how much pressure I felt I had in my head. I had a high fever of 104, and could not decide if I was in the bahamas (wish I was) or if I was in the (arctic)...finally my fever broke Saturday night in the middle of the night. I am feeling better, but am still sore on that one side...and my ears are feeling weird...other than that I am good :)! I am going to get off of this computer and get going on those projects :D! I think the hardest thing about the weekend was the head pressure/headache I had, but also the fact I couldn't get in to see my dying grandmother whom I haven't seen in a few months. I have tried to get in to see her, but either I have been sick or someone else in my house has been and we didn't want to pass it on to her. She is having a tough time right now, she has a rare blood disorder and is having a hard time swallowing...the next couple of days will determine if she is going to rally or if things are going the other way. My poor parents are exhausted, and stressed out about her situation...my dad shouldn't be stressed out since he just had his heart attack a month ago. Anyways, since I am feeling better I am hoping to get in to see her sometime this week...hoping she will be able to have visitors too. Keep you posted!
I thought I would respond to one of my comments to my post about the "neat ring" :)! Every November there are several Christmas craft shows (you got to be picky as to which one's you goto, because quality isn't the greatest at some of them), my dh's aunts and I make a fun gals afternoon or night out of it. This is my 2nd year going with my dh's Aunts, we have a blast...the place I got the ring from is at one of these annual Christmas craft shows in my area. If interested, I can try to find out if this person has a website out (I am sure they do) and post it on here for all of you. I thought that it is pretty neat that my friend Deborah's relative had a ring like this, and this was a long time ago that they had it...neat to see how trends or crafty ideas come back :). Have a happy stamping day :)!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Just wondering if anyone knew where one can get recycled cardstock, you know with the flecks and the squiggles all throughout it?? Lol, or just plain ol' recycled cardstock?? Need it to make a few invitations for a friends wedding...
Thursday, November 22, 2007
RUN over to this blog FAST : www.ginakdesigns.com , because Gina has blog candy up for grabs that you just might want...Copic markers a set of 36 I think it was...head on over and leave a comment. Check out her blog, she does amazing work. RUN RUN RUN....
We arrived and we jumped right into our warm up/workout, we mainly worked on our upper bodies (like arms, shoulders, abs) and then we did a cool down stretching time too. Our instructor threw in a few new routines too, which were pushing me to the max that is for sure :)! After the class she told us that was an advanced class workout that she did with us, she knew we could do it but thought that if she told us she wanted to try it with us that we wouldn't go for it. Then she told us that she is putting out a challenge to both her Cardio Kickboxing classes, that if we don't gain more than a pound over the Christmas holidays that she will give that person a free personal training session or two. I am totally up for that :D! I think it isn't just the Christmas dinners that do you in, it is the pre-Christmas baking and Christmas parties that add on the poundage. I hurt my hip this week...it feels like my left leg is a lot longer than my right, lol, feels weird...anyways it is starting to feel better because I went on a good walk 3 times since my Cardio night. Well, that's it from me for now...going to be making some cards today I think, will post them later :D! Hope all is well with you all :)!
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sorry, I didn't post anything about last weeks cardio class...between my computer being hormonal, blogger not letting me post pics and or anything really I didn't get it posted. So since all of the above are working, here I am posting about it :D!
Last weeks class was all about the lower body, and boy was it a work out!! That class I thought was a bit more intense, lol, just to give you an idea of how intense it was...I was going strong at the beginning. We were doing knee raises, and I had my knee raises and kicks high...then at the end I could harldy lift my legs ...I pushed myself to keep going and to raise them as high as I could. All the exercises, you could feel a burn in your legs and surrounding areas...it was a good burn though...meant we were really giving them a work out :)! Lol, I still need help in the coordination area..lol...or perhaps it is the rhythm department...either way some of the routines we did I had to watch 2 or 3 times before I joined it. I was glad to see I wasn't the only one having these issues, made me feel better!! The thing I noticed that if I watch the instructor until I get the hang of the routine, then find a spot on the wall or floor to look at I can keep that routine going...but if I go back to watching her I fumble.
I am looking forward to tonights class :D, I am ready for this class...although it is really really chilly out there this morning and I don't like this chill to the bone feeling. The good news is that tonight at the gym, there will be mirrors installed...our instructor says that will help us...my thoughts are great now I will get all messed up and I really don't want to see myself doing the Cardio Kickboxing. Lol, silly I know...
Let you know how that class goes tomorrow...
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I felt like I needed a change, my dd was pulling on my hair constantly and I was tired of it! I found one hair dresser, then we moved so she is a little too far away...unless I am in the city. I have tried several other hairdressers, but I come out looking like a poodle or Tina Turner hair do's. So this afternoon I found a spot in the town we live in, I went in...made the appointment for 3:30 p.m. and was looking forward to it. I went in, told the lady that I wanted something, not too short because I have a long neck and she said ok I know just what to do. This is what she did...hair cut, wash, dry style all for $27.00 not bad eh?? I have found my hairdresser :D! What do you think??
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Check this tutorial out: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/treat_box/
and here is the finnised product, pretty nice eh??? I saw one this afternoon when I was picking up my SU order from my Demonstrator at her work (Cutting Garden-another crafty store in Halifax). She made one, and was going to show it tonight at one of her SU nights at a friends house...but wanted to show me since I was unable to go tonight...I LOVE IT :)! Going to def. make a few :D!
Monday, November 12, 2007
That upper stamp set that you can't make out, is a Christmas one...going to have to get a better picture of these for you...let me try again and get back to you....because this is an unacceptable picture!
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Time to announce the winner of my blog candy :D!!! The winner is.....
So, congratulations and I have decided to get you some of the wonderful stamp sets from Carousel, a little stamp store that I love to visit. I am getting them tomorrow morning, and I will post them for you to see netty and for everyone else to see too :D! I am also in need of your snail mail addy netty, and again Congrats to you. Thank you for all those who entered, come back soon...may have another one in a bit..lol, counter is going up fast :p!
Friday, November 9, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
My dd was given a cute little soft teddy bear (think he came from old navy or GAP), and she has really taken to him. Anytime she sees him she lights up, we have to take him with us in the van, and we MUST have him in the crib too...she loves snuggling with him. The other day she saw him on the floor, she crawled over to him and said Teedee....she then smiled at him and gave him a hug. My dh seems to think that it was a fluke, so last night I was talking to my brother on the phone, she was sitting on the floor in front of me and her bear was next to her. I told my brother about this bear, and as I did that she looked over at him...grabbed him and said "Teedee" with a huge grin. So now I am certain that it wasn't just a fluke, that she did infact say it :)! She can also say mama now and nana (Nana is what my children call my mil), wonder what her next word is...I think my fil (father in law) is hoping it is Poppy!
Just love seeing each of my children go through each of the ages and stages, am always amazed at how different each of them are. Amazed at how one is into building/ construction/, the other is into music, exploring, cause and effect things...and my dd is trying to walk/talk :)! I LOVE it :)!!
Frenchy's : is a second hand clothing store, that sells pretty much any article of clothing (sometimes scrapbooking/rubber stamping things too) at a really great price. The clothes are sometimes worn, but sometimes they havne't been worn and have the tags still on them, and they are LOADS of name brand clothing for every age. This is the place I go to get the wonderful "Carter's" clothes for my children, or Old Navy, or Children's Place, or Oshkosh too...or Zellers named clothing....whatever the clothing line it is probably there. Check it out sometime, the clothes are in big table bins (that look like huge sand tables that you would see at a daycare center *oh I am bad :P, but this is what they look like*), you will have to dig. Some people have issues with second hand clothing or digging through the clothes, but just go check it out and stock up on hand sanitizer before you go...it is well worth it. At least I think so!!
Anyways, I went to the Frenchy's out by my mil (mother in laws) house and I usually like to go to that one just because they usually have the clothes that will fit my older son there...plus more selection (bins are full). I also goto the one out by my house, but the bins aren't usually full and hardly find things for my sons there. Oops, I apologize I got side tracked there lol...sorry back to my story!! I got 2 things for my oldest son, but didn't find any pants for him which he really needs because I swear he grew 2-4 inches over night. This morning when he got dressed it looked like he was wearing my 3 year old sons clothes, but they weren't they were his clothes he just had a growth spurt. His jeans looked like something one should have worn during that hurricane we had last weekend...poor guy...so I found another pair of pants in the closet that will at least fit him for today (will let you know when he gets off the bus if they still fit or if he outgrew them when he was at school, tee hee). My 3 year old son also seemed to have a growth spurt because his winter coat fit him last week, luckily it is a hand-me-down from my older son but still...he didn't even get this winter out of it!! My dd isn't having a growth spurt like them...she is taking it slowly I think...trying to master other things like walking and talking.
So I found a few cute dresses (can NEVER have enough cute dresses, lol, can you tell I am enjoying this girl thing...probably a bit too much), a few shirts for her, 2 sweaters. For my middle son I found a winter Oshkosh coat, a few shirts and a sweater or two...found more things for him today than my older son...I only found 2 things for him. Not a good Frenchy's day for my older son :(! I even found 2 things, yep, me...I am sooooo excited because it is a rare thing for me to find things...the BEST thing is one of those things was a pair of pants. I saw these cords there, they are brown in color, I thought they look like they could fit me but I should check the tag and go from there. Not getting my hopes up, but still hoping, they were a size 11...awww, not my size :(! But I kept looking at them, thinking I can fit into those...or so I think I can :p! I tried them on and yep, I fit in them...wish they were a bit longer in the leg, but they fit...and I also wish they weren't low rise (not a huge fan) but hey they fit perfectly. I think this might be my first sign of the Cardio kickboxing class working for me :D, let's just say it is that for now. Tee hee! Guess what I paid for those pants??? I paid $2.5o for those pants, lol, not bad not bad at all...and the other thing I got was a long sleeved shirt. Now, I am going to have to go to the Frenchy's out here by me to see if there are any pants for my older son...
Okay, that is enough from me about my Frenchy's adventures...lol, sorry for my ramblings on here just had to share my findings today...dunno why I get so excited but I do. Ok, I am gone now...really...
Posted by maiahs_momma at 12:39 PM
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Yep, it is that time again (hurray)...3014 is the number on my counter for the number of visitors I have had at my blog :)! Thank you to you all who have visited, who have left comments, advice etc...keep em coming and hope you continue to read my blog :)! Ok, so I will be giving someone some blog candy...leave a comment on this post right here...and I will use the random generator to choose a number on Nov.11 at noon. So post away :)! I will get the blog candy this weekend, and will post the pic of it for you all to enjoy...
READY, SET, GO!!!!!!
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
My middle son, my dd and I walked down to the bus stop...waited....and waited...waited for about an hour...my son is now 1/2 hour late coming home on the bus. Almost thinking of going home to get the van and come back to wait...but I didn't want to miss the bus so I stayed. Next, thing the bus comes around the corner, my oldest gets off the bus and the driver apologizes about being late. He tells me they couldn't get the side bus door open so they had to transfer all the kids onto another bus...then I notice my son has a book in his hand that I know isn't ours and I think to myself well it is probably one he borrowed from the library or a friend.
We start walking home, I ask him where he got the book from, he says " There was a book fair at school today and our class went over to the other school to see it. That is where I got the book from!" I said "Oh, I see and did you pay for this book??" Just as I said that I saw that the book was stamped, which meant that it was paid for...which then made me wonder how he got this book since I hadn't given him the money. He then said that his dude's mom got him this book, so I asked him if she said anything to him about paying her back, or if there was a note from the teacher in his bag about this book. He said "nope, my dude's mom said nothing and no note either mommy! "
I then hurry home, start wondering what I should do about this...so I made the mother of my son's dude one of my handmade greeting cards (forgot to take a picture I am sorry... tonight was kind of crazy...will make one like it and post it for you). I goto my sons parent teacher night, ask his teacher and the supposid teacher of this other little boy what happened. They both said that they didn't know who it was who had bought my son the book, but that they had heard all about this several times. The teachers didn't even know who this child was (now I am thinking perhaps it was an imaginary friend of somesort...which he hasn't had for awhile), but the teacher took my card and said she would look into it for me. I will keep you posted on this story...what would you have done if this had happened to you??
In someways I feel sort of guilty about this other mom (whom I don't know) getting my son a book (I start to think may be he was crying and this mom felt bad for him so she got him the book), I feel appreciative that she did that for him. I also sort of feel awkward, mainly because you never know how one may act when getting the re-payment...some people would thank you for paying them back, some might take offence to it. Anyways, enough rambling from me...have a great night :D!
Wow, last night was putting the moves that we learned in our first two classes together and then adding some more new moves to the mix. Faster pased music it seemed last night, she started out with a cool tune that sounded like tribal music...am really wanting to borrow her music she has...that way I can do this at home when this course is done. Anyways, I actually didn't fumble up too badly last night...there were a few moves that I sort of thought to myself I am too old to do...and am not that flexible to do them. I tried them and I did my best...last nights class we just did mostly a leg work out, we did some jabbs and stuff like that but mostly leg stuff.
I am really hoping that she will do some ab stuff too, but then again...we are having our abs tight through the whole class, that is a workout in itself :p! I forget sometimes that I have had my abs tightened, and then I notice that at some point I let them go...got to remember somehow to keep them engaged. I am not sore today, at least not as sore as I thought I would be...there was one exercise we did where we were standing with our feet far apart, we then squatted down as far as we could go with feeling comfortable. Then, we started jumping in that postion but only on the balls of our feet...wow, the burn you get in your calves is insane especially after 4 rounds of them. I can't wait until next class :)! Haven't seen any results yet, except soreness :P...but I am thinking it is too soon to see any results....will keep you posted :).
Lol, my dad who is recovering nicely from his heart attack told me that if he was to do this cardio kickboxing class he'd have to change the name to "Cardio Kick the Bucket". My mom didn't think that was too funny, but I am glad to see that he is getting his sense of humour back :).
My friend Julie, tagged me and I just noticed...mind you my power did just come back on last night...so there is my excuse. Lol, that just reminded me...yesterday morning when we were listening to the radio (our wind up one) to see if my oldest had school yesterday...the radio announcers kept saying that there are still a lot of people without power therefore school will be cancelled in a lot of areas. For more details please goto our website and find out if your school is one of the schools that is closed, I am thinking "Hello, my power is off ...kind of hard to check your website if there is no power!" It made me laugh!
1. If you could have 100.00 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
I would have to say that I would go with scrapbook paper if it was Crate paper or Autumn Leaves paper, if they weren't that paper I would go with assorted embellishments. Just as Julie said, hard toss up!
2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub-ons, which would you choose?
I would choose stamps, because I am not very good at the rubon's just because I can never seem to get all the image on the cardstock that I am using...there is always a bit stuck still on the sheet you rub on with your popsicle stick. Grrr....
3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do?
i would choose cards, since I haven't scrapbooked in a long time...but I have sort of created a new fun way to scrapbook...fast too oh and cheap!
4. Would you rather own a scrap booking store or have your own scrapping room at home...
I would rather have my own scrapping room...just since I am not the sales lady type.
5. What is your CURRENT card making or scrapping style?
Pretty much anything goes, except for those collage type cards...haven't ventured into that area yet...nor do I think I will...
Here are the rules..............
Please answer the questions on your blog and tag 5 more people to answer the same questions..........make sure you list on your blog who you are tagging....Thanks!!
Oh I can't choose who to tag...so consider yourself all tagged...not you Julie (wouldn't do that to you, since you were the one who tagged me).
Woohoo, almost there :)! 2961 is what my counter said a few seconds ago, and so I think it is high time for more blog candy...once I get to the 3000 mark I will have blog candy up for grabs. So keep on checking my blog for the official blog candy announcement. :) happy blogging and stamping :)!
I said to my dh that if the winds kept up a lot longer than they did that we would probably have waterfront property now! About 20-30 feet from our poor fence straight back, has trees down and the ocean is like 10-20 more feet past that...
Friday, November 2, 2007
I was on Kristin's blog tonight, and look what I found...she did some amazingly beautiful paper bows. She got this idea from SCS site and did the tutorial there on the paper bows, here is the link for that tutorial : http://canistampthat.blogspot.com/ and go bow crazy. Lol, well please also check out Kristin's site too... she does really great work :)!
Gotta go and batten down my hatches, we are in for a doozie of a hurricane or "Big Dangerous Storm" as the radio hosts are still saying (catch phrase of the day). Supposed to pack winds of 140 and we are to get 50-100 mm of rain, thunderstorms too...not liking the sounds of this one but who knows may be it will turn and go out to sea. May not be on in the next couple of days, but we will see how the weather is and go from there...will keep you posted and ttyl :)!
Anyone else having issues with their Google reader? When I log in, the top stuff shows up but it just says Done! at the bottom of my screen....and that is as far as it goes. Am wondering if anyone else has this problem or even what I can do to fix this problem?
For those of you who have children, just have a question for you all...I am wondering how you all dealt with or are dealing with your lovely non listening 3-4 year old children?? Why am I asking?? Well, don't worry I have a reason for asking...my middle child (son) he hasn't been doing well with listening at all but then again what 3-4 year old listens well?? It was a spur of the moment thing, but I took all his pacifiers (his baba's *that's what he calls them*) and told him he couldn't have his beloved baba's for the rest of the day. He was distraught, beside himself, his world ended!! He even came to me just at bedtime, and he said "mommy, I sorry for not listening to you...will listen and be a good boy!" I gave him a hug, and explained to him the importance of listening to mommy and daddy etc., then I tucked him into bed...and no he hadn't had any Halloween candy all day yesterday. So today we started out really well, then went downhill from there...when we were at the mall getting the rain coat I told him not to jump in the puddles in the parking lot because he didn't have boots on. He just ran over and jumped in both feet together! From there it got worse, I put a Spiderman 3 movie on hold at our local video store and figured I would get one for the boys to watch sometime over the weekend...so we got in the store, I paid for the Spiderman one...asked my son to pick one out...he did but then he wanted chips or anyother candy near that cash register. I explained to him we had enough candy at home from Halloween and chips too...but he just started screaming and stomping his feet. I took the movie from him, put it back, took his hand and led him out of the store calmly...he got his hand free from mine and took off back to the movie I had put back, then screamed louder. I took it and put it back again, telling him that we had to leave now that he was behaving like this...no movies for boys who behave like this. I had my dd in my arms, so I couldn't pick him up to leave the store...so luckily there was another lady there evidently another mother who took the movie from me and put it back. My son wouldn't go near her, and came with me out of the store, meanwhile I look back over my shoulder to the guy at the counter and he is laughing hysterically at us. I was quite upset by the time I got everyone buckled into the van...he has lost his pacifiers again for 2 days this time. Anyways, I thought I would ask you all what you did when your little one's wouldn't listen and threw fits in public??
I was out at Walmart looking for a raincoat for my 5 year old son, because he has outgrown his favorite "Search and Rescue" raincoat (it looks like a coat a fire fighter would wear). Walmart didn't even carry or have any raincoats at all...none in spring, none in fall and none now (nice eh?). While I was there I had to look for some other things, so I went into their Scrapbooking section and guess what I found :D!! I found Autumn Leaves patterned paper (100 sheets for $9.oo), and those patterned paper is 12*12 in case that matters to you. They also had the 8 1/2*11 too I think. Anyways, I got to stacks of it..I got the "Smitten" stack and the "Kaleidoscope" stack. BEAUTIFUL paper, and what a great dea...better than Michael's :p! So RUN RUN RUN to your local Walmart as fast as you can before all the other scrapbookers get there and stock up.
From there I went to Sears, to see if they would have a raincoat *sigh* they only had "Water repelent" raincoats (can't call it a rain coat then can you?) Call it a condenstion free coat or something more suitable. Guess they aren't making your usual good sturdy actual good for a downpour kind of raincoat, no more playing in the rain...not unless it is a mist :p! Oh I am bad...but it is true, they don't make them anymore...if they do they do a shotty job at it. I gave in and got a cool looking "water repelent" coat for my son and I hope it works. Lol, guess he can give it a good work out this weekend with our big dangerous storm (that is what the radio hosts are calling it) hurricane Noel over the weekend. Guess we are going to get a good punch from it, so I am frantically running around trying to get everything done...like wash done, extra water, cans of soup and that sort of thing. My dh seems to be excited because he thinks we will get to use our new generator this weekend, I on the other hand am NOT excited at all about that thought. Have a super day and ty for all your great comments :)!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
ok, sorry everyone for the no posts for the past couple of days but my computer became corrupted and seriously needed help. I am back, and am hoping to get several posts up in the next couple of days that should have been on here a few days ago before I had a corrupted computer.