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“Monster Trucks” is Family Friendly Flick

What do you do during your last few hours of what will surely be the last of a string of sick days? Why, see a movie, of course! My son and I have been housebound this week, but he was feeling well enough to hit the movie theatre for a good old-fashioned kid flick, so I rolled the dice with the PG-rated “Monster Trucks” movie. My son really wanted to see this one and I thought the trailers seemed cute and pretty benign for a six-year-old boy and his mom. We try to stick to G-rated movies as much as… Continue reading »

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Morning Revelations of My Son

I was in the shower when my little guy woke up this morning with exciting news. As I poked my head around the shower curtain to listen, this is what he had to say. “Mama I want to tell you two things. One, I had a big boogie sticking out of my nose and I picked it out of there. And two, I was coughing and then I burped at the same time. It felt quite good.” Ahhh, such is life with a little boy. . . I wouldn’t trade it.  

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Ragamuffin Card – Mojo Sketch Challenge

I am so glad I have a clean craft room! My little guy has been sick and homebound the last couple of days, so we’ve spent several hours downstairs playing and crafting the days away. Yesterday afternoon while my son was playing the Wii, I found some time to flip the sketch and create a cute little card for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch challenge. The printed papers, including the Raggedy Ann and Andy print, were all part of the Iron Orchard Ragamuffin 6×6 pad by Creative Imaginations. I created the “hello you” tag with an old stamp I had… Continue reading »

Rest In Peace From the Hollow

Note: This post was written in Blue Jay Hollow (pronounced “holler”) where many of you may remember there is no WiFi. I wrote the following thoughts early Saturday morning, but posted upon my return to life as usual. I promptly find myself in The Hollow this weekend, unfortunately not for pleasure. One of my dear uncles unexpectedly passed away this week and we are all gathering for his funeral today; but while I realize this trip is not for fun, whenever I’m with my extended family I can’t help but enjoy the hours. Just yesterday one of my aunts and… Continue reading »

New Home Card

Stretching the Sketch With New Home Card

I decided to stretch the Mojo Monday sketch this week and took a bit of creative license with this New Home card. I started with my own watercolor creation on the card base and added other elements from here and there. Painting on paper usually causes a somewhat wavy effect, so I lined the inside of the card to give some stability to the overall piece. I also added several elements like the button, twine ribbon and mounting tape for extra texture and interest. With a bit of ink around the edges, this creation was complete. . . now someone I… Continue reading »

To Make a Mama’s Heart Melt

Earlier this week I discovered that my iPhone would randomly make little memory movies using groups of photos stored on my device. Okay, so it was a news flash for me, but apparently no one else in this big ol’ world. When I realized my phone had completely taken over creative license of my life, I decided to send my husband a fun little video of his birthday celebration. Unfortunately the file size was too large to send, so I decided to create a You Tube page and upload it there for his viewing pleasure. What I didn’t realize was that… Continue reading »

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Hello Card and Hello Clean Craft Room

Whew! It’s good to be back to blogging. After my year-end wrap-ups, I decided to take an unscheduled hiatus for most of the month because we as a family have had so many irons in the fire, on top of the winter crud and craft room cleaning that has been dragging on for weeks. I’m not sure which was worse — the sickness or the cleaning, but at least I now can get crafty without being confined to the itty bitty strip of walking room in the obstacle course that was my craft space. Yay! So to celebrate the cleanliness of… Continue reading »

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Twelve Favorite Photos And Instagram’s Best Nine

Today I’m sharing another year-end wrap up (yes, I’m milking 2016 for all it’s worth), but this has to be one of my favorites because it’s all about photography (just a little hobby of mine). If you are an Instagram user, you probably have seen several collages running across your feed with the hashtag #2016bestnine. I immediately thought the concept was super cool, but the idea of calculating the number of visits to every Instagram photo sounded completely exhausting (and more than slightly insane). Luckily I discovered a simple website (this may be old news to most of you) that will calculate your… Continue reading »

 

 


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