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Sunday, July 22, 2012

I made this bookmark from index prints. I was trying it out but will take about 8 to 10 pictures in a roll that I want on my bookmark. Then cut them out in strips. I like to do two strips on each side. Then put laminate paper over it and on the back. Punch hole on top, add a ribbon. You got your own personal bookmark.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 31st- Challenge Word - Where I Relax

When it's nice outside I like to sit on the lawn chair and read a book.
This is the end of the March Word Challenge.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

March 29th- Challenge- Feet

Love it when the ducks bob their heads down in the water and the only thing sticking out is their feet.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28th - Challenge Word - Trash

We have these two trash cans outside to put everything in. Most times we do fill up two bags to put out in to the trash.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 27th - Challenge - My Name

I bought this at the arts & crafts show about a year or so ago and have it hung in my scrapbook room.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March 25th- Challenge Word - Breakfast

What could be better than spam, eggs, muffin, and a cup of coffee?
I know you may say an omlet or some fried potatoes, or even cereal. Those are all good too. I mostly have yogurt in the mornings with coffee, but sometimes I just have to have something else.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

March 21st - Challenge Word - Delicious

Love chocolate and these chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate wafers are delicious. Yum!

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19th- Challenge - Funny

I did take this photo awhile ago but think it's funny. It's of my dog and a coloring book called "Over the Hedge". I just think they look like they both have big eyes and they matched with the same look. LOL

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

March 11th- Challenge is Someone I Talked to Today..

I talked to my dog today. He loves being talked to and knows a few words and the meanings of them. LOL.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sunday, March 4, 2012

March 4th Challenge Word is Bedside

These stuffed dice are hanging from our bed on the post. Our grandson got these for his pap for Christmas one year from the school store. They've been hanging there ever since, probably for about three years.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 3rd- Challenge is Neighborhood Photo

Today is to take a photo of your neighborhood. Here's mine looking out from the corner of my house.

Friday, March 2, 2012

March 2nd-Challenge Word for Today's Photo is Fruit

Challenge word for today is "Fruit". I usually have some type of fruit in the kitchen.

I love bananas and one way I like to have them is to take a carmel rice cake with some peanut butter on it, a sliced banana and add a drizzle of honey. It's yummy. Make a cup of tea and you have yourself a great evening snack.
I'm picky when it comes to apples. I don't like them really sour but don't like them where they don't have much of a taste either, like soft. Not sure how to describe I know what I want to say, just not sure how to describe it. Anyway, I like my apple to be a medium taste between sweet and sour. I do like Macintosh apples.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March 1st - A New Challenge

Carla from the Scrapbook Addict website challenged us to post a photo a day for March based on the words that is provided in advance. If you want to play along, please feel free to copy the words for the dates of March and leave a message with your blog so I can take a look at your photo challenge too. I'd love to see it.

Here's the word challenge for March. Just take a photo of something with that word of the day, post on your blog, and leave me your link so I know you're playing along.


The first word is "Up" for today which is March 1st.

I took a photo of a balloon while looking up. It's flying for a grand-opening of a grocery store.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Feb. 29th ...Leap Year and Rufus Featured today...

Why do they add an extra day today? "This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days." I got this information from Wikipedia If you want to read more about leap year.

What's so special about leap year? Well, two things...
1. It only comes around every four years,
2. My dog is featured in daily puppy online. Today Rufus is featured here....Daily Puppy Rufus

Check it out and vote for him by leaving biscuts on the biscut scale below his photos.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Feb. 16th - Taking a Walk

I'm taking my older dog for a walk. He's lost a few pounds and has been able to play a little bit better now. I've been kind of slacking with the walking since the weather is cold but I need to get back into doing it no matter what. Exercise is so important with health issues.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Feb. 1st- A List...What Things Have You've Done?

Out of all these, how many have you've done?

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis (Not by choice)
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (Constantly doing that)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (That's the best!)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted (Yeah in 3rd grade in water colors by my friend Gwen) :)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (Working on it!!!)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day.
101. Volunteered at an animal shelter
102. Volunteered somewhere to help out the community
103. Rode a bicycle built for two
104. Rode a horse
105. Been to at least 3 other states (not counting your own)
106. Have Skied
107. Have been sled riding
108. Traced your ancestors back at least 4 generations
109. Cooked a meal for more than 10 people
110. Know someone personally in the military (any branch)

Here's the one's I have done...
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis (Haven't held one but took pics of one)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
16. Had food poisoning
18. Grown your own vegetables
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill (That's the best!)
24. Built a snow fort
26. Gone skinny dipping
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (Not in Venice but in Las Vegas, Does this count?)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
35. Seen an Amish community
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
57. Started a business
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
73. Stood in Times Square
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
82. Bought a brand new car
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day.

101. Volunteered at an animal shelter
102. Volunteered somewhere to help out the community

104. Rode a horse
105. Been to at least 3 other states (not counting your own)

107. Have gone sled riding
108. Traced your ancestors back at least 4 generations
109. Cooked a meal for more than 10 people
110. Know someone personally in the military (any branch)
Out of the 110, I have done 58 of them. If you can think of more, let me know and I will add them.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jan. 28th -Scrapbooking

Went scrapbooking today and got 22 pages done. My goal is to get 240 pages done this year, which averages out to 20 pages a month. I thought this is doable as long as I do it.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Jan. 22nd- Playing in the Snow

Here's Landon and Rufus playing in the snow. They made a fort, tried it out, then Landon jumped in it to destroy it.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jan 21st - Lots of Snow

This morning I woke up to more snow, in total we got 7" of the fluffy stuff. It's a heavy snow. I went out to clean off the driveway this morning and make a compfy clean area for our dogs to potty on. They don't like trying to get through the snow since they're smaller dogs.

I don't like shoveling but it is pretty when you just take the view in. Here's a couple of photos of my yard with the blue spruce tree and some birch trees.

If you'd like to see the photos larger, just click on the photo and it will bring it up.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Jan. 20th - Snow

It snowed yesterday, Thurs. Jan. 19th. Before I went to bed we had about 1-1/2" of snow. We probably got another half inch by morning. So about 2" of snow total. But, on Saturday we're suppose to get another 4 to 6 inches of snow and sleet on top of that.

I used to love playing in the snow when I was a kid but now I would just like to be somewhere where it's warm all year round. It wouldn't bother me to never have snow again and having to deal with shoveling off the driveway. Most times my husband does it but there are times that I must get out there and do the back breaking deed of shoveling.

Where are you summer?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Jan. 19th- Tucker

If I were Tucker, my 9 year old dog, whom by the way just celebrated his birthday the other day, I would say about this photo..."Boy, I like these photos from above looking down on me, makes me look thinnner." LOL. Anyway, Happy Birthday to my 9 yr old boy and I love you with all your graying hair and your set in your way's attitude. Hope you have many more birthdays.

I call him my "faithful steed" among other nicknames he has. Okay I know a steed is a horse but I'm thinking of Donkey here on the movie Shrek. Anyway, Tucker follows me around the house wherever I go and would protect me no matter what. Well, maybe...he does seem to run away in the face of danger. But, to his credit he does bark and growl when he thinks I might be in harms way.

What are some of the other nicknames he has you ask? My husband calls him McFly from the movie "Back to the Future". Plus his eyes are bigger than most. When my husband tells him to go to "mom" (which is me by the way, lol) he knows what he is talking about. He knows all the nicknames, plus he knows alot of single words that we've taught him through the years. I don't know exactly how many words he knows but I know he knows what a good many are, maybe I'd say at least 20 to 30 words, maybe more but I never sat down to write them out to see how many. Maybe I will do this someday when I'm sitting in the boring doctors office for hours.

So, do you have nicknames for your animals? How many words do they know?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jan. 18th- Picture Frames with Lids

Since jelly jars (With Smuckers it has to be good, lol.) are already decorative I made these magnet picture frames for the fridge. I just cut around the photo with the lid, put hot glue on the back of photo, put inside lid, then put a magnet strip on the back of the lid. Hang on fridge. Easy. Would make great gifts for kids to give at Christmas time. You can use any size jar lid.

The jars I used are already decorative, but you can use any type of a jar lid in different sizes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Jan. 17th- Book and More Organizing

Book:
I went to the Inspirational book group yesterday and to my surprise one of my friends at the group, Pat, gave me this book. Pat is truly an inspiration herself and a wonderful kind person whom I've gotten to know through my book group over the past three years. I belong to two book groups, this one, and then one at the library. I try to go to both of them when I can.

One of the quotes I like in this book is this one...because you truly don't know what anyone else is going through.

So this brings me to tell you a short story. One time I was listening to an audio tape where the speaker was talking about riding a bus and there were about four children on there being loud. This gentlemen was getting highly aggatated and said to the father, "Don't you think you should do something about the children being so loud?". The guy looked at him and said; "yeah, I guess I should. Their mother just passed away and I haven't told them yet." Wow! The guy who was speaking to an audience said he then felt bad because all he thought was that the father wasn't making his children listen and sit still. But, no one knew what this person with the four children was dealing with. Even when someone is always telling you they're fine, maybe they really aren't and just need someone to talk to, or maybe a nice smile or some small random act of kindness. The next time you start getting upset about something that is trivial think about this story. Doesn't that put this statement into perspective?

More Organizing: I'm still trying to get my scrapbook room back to being organized. These original Sizzix's were in plastic bins that I couldn't easily see so I didn't use them much. Well, now I switched them over to a drawer and it makes them much easier to find.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday, Jan. 16th- Organizing DieCuts

I started to organize my diecuts so that I can actually see them easier. If I can see them, I figure I will use them more. I took my Sizzix orginal and Bigz die cuts and put them in a desk drawer and put my small Sizzlits in a card file box. A small card file box will hold 40 small Sizzlits or 20 med. Sizzlits. Works great. I had all my Sizzix dies in plastic containers and never seem to use them because their hard to get to, now I can just open up a drawer and they're there organized.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sun. Jan. 15th- Movie / Books

We went to see the movie Contraband today starring Mark Wahlberg. It was pretty good.
I watched Mark Wahlberg do a interview on the Piers Morgan show and it was really interesting. It's great how he turned his life around.

Now just got to read some more of my book "The Book Thief" before our book group meets this week.

Also, on the Kindle today you can get the book "Organized Simplicity" by Tsh Oxenreider for free. So I'm going to download it. I've been wanting to read this one. Hopefully there's some useful tips in there I can use.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jan. 14th - Cassette's and Pencils

What does cassette's and pencils have in common?


Someone posted this photo on Facebook and boy did it bring back some memories. The statement on the photo is so true. Makes you think about how many other things that our kids won't know about. And, if they do learn about them it will seem like something they are unfamilar with. Something ancient or something that should be in the history books.

What about some of the other things they probably don't realize especially the little ones that are growing up now or children in kindergarten. The ones I'm thinking about are record players, 8-track tape players, which by the way didn't stay around long.

What about the bee-hive hairdos of the 60s I beilieve, or how about the big hair from the 70s and 80s? Then there are leg-warmers but they seem to be coming back. I recently noticed them in a store a few weeks ago.

I can remember playing with clackers. They were two clear glass balls on a string where you had to get them going fast to clack them when they were swinging on the top. Alot of bruises on the arms on that one.

Well, enough of that. So, you probably still want to know what cassette's and pencils have in common? They help each other out. Without pencils we couldn't have saved our cassette's. When you put a cassette in a cassette player and hit eject sometimes the tape would unravel. Well, to get it back into the cassette without having to throw it away you had to use the pencil to twist the tape back in working order. You would put the pencil in the cassette hole and twist the pencil to wind the tape back in if it was out of the cassette. Hope that makes sense. Hard to descibe without showing someone.