3 Years Later

Is this thing still on?

And has it really been 3 years?

No, I’m not making a come back…turns out I don’t miss blogging even a little bit.

Macy is almost 16.


(Basketball, shopping, driving, straight A’s)

Keller is 13.


(Football, wrestling, computers, straight A’s)

Campbell is 10.


(Football, wrestling, rugby, straight A’s)

And Bennett will be 8 this month.


(Football, wrestling, ladies, straight A’s except for handwriting)

That time when I stopped posting for a month…

I’ll be honest…it wasn’t intentional, but it WAS fantastic.

Am I done for good?

I don’t know, but I suspect I am.

In the mean time, I’ll be busy doing this:


and supervising this:


and fighting my guts out for this:


I’d say to email me if you need me, but I don’t think I’ve checked that in a month either. Embarrassed smile

Thank you for reading over the years.

Thank you for your supportive comments and emails.

Thank you for making me laugh.

Thank you for making me cry.

Thank you for letting me be a part of this community.


Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive

Hello, friends!

The nice folks at Silhouette sent me some of their new double-sided adhesive to try out.  And I played with it.  And then people got sick (and by people I mean basically every single person that lives here has taken 1-2 sick days in the last 2 weeks).  So, I’m finally at the computer and telling you about it.  And the good news is that you still have through tomorrow to take advantage of the current Silhouette promotion.  (Like, maybe if your Valentine forgets to get you something and you decided to get yourself something instead…not that I’ve ever done that…Winking smile)

Here are the details up front:


use code “CRAP” and GO HERE to take advantage of any of the promotions, between now and February 14th.

OK, so the adhesive!

Remember like 3 years ago when I used the Silhouette sketch pens to make some art for above my bed?  Well, we got some new bedding and the blue paper looks ridiculous.  I decided to update the contents of the frames using the double sided adhesive and some flocking powder.


However, that is the only one you’ll see a picture of because I had a few problems.

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The short explanation is this:  the double-sided adhesive works fantastic on less intricate designs.  Something like the teeny tiny inside cuts on a doily?  Not so much.  I did finally discover that weeding (removing the negative space pieces) whilst everything was still on the mat helped, but I’m still not up for 5 more frames worth of doilies…yet.

I went for some more basic cuts and the results were fantastic.

Some sparkly aqua glasses on a bucket for Macy to store her glasses in:


And a basketball embellished jar for Keller to store his change in:




Yesterday, this guy turned 7. Tonight, he and a couple of friends are going to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Happy birthday, Campbell Don.  I sure do love your face.

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Silhouette Portrait Giveaway + Promos!


Hello, friends! It’s time for another Silhouette promotion. Here are the details up front: use code “CRAP” and GO HERE to take advantage of any of the promotions, between now and February 14th. The nice folks at Silhouette sent me the double-sided adhesive starter kit to try out.  It arrived yesterday, so look forward to […]

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Valentine’s Planter?


This month’s Lowe’s Creative Blogger team challenge was “Will you be my Valentine?”. I was browsing the aisles and came across this delightful pot. (Is it still a pot when there are 3 vessels?) It would be darling with herbs or small flowers in it, if it’s warm enough for those to be available in […]

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Today, this guy turns 10. He saved me. 2003 was not a great year (OK, it sucked), but his tiny dimpled face gave me something to look forward to every single day. We headed out of town for the weekend so best friends could celebrate their birthdays together. And so other best friends could dress […]

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Better Late Than Never?


So, I didn’t blog our Christmas neighbor gifts this year.  I shared them on Facebook and Instagram, but you can’t pin from those.  So, when a reader (hi Wendy!) kindly asked if I could put up something pinnable so she’d remember this idea next year, I was happy to do so. I bought straws from […]

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New Year’s Resolutions Chalkboard + $75 to Lowe’s


This month’s Lowe’s Creative Blogger team challenge was “New Year’s sparkle”.  If you know me, you know I’m not especially sparkly.  So, what’s a girl to do? I asked for suggestions on Facebook, and I was still stumped. I went to Lowe’s and walked around for inspiration and came across these and then the wheels […]

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Season’s Greetings


It’s still the season, even though I missed the day, right? I hope your holidays are fabulous.  We’re enjoying them thoroughly. We’ve met new cousins, cried tears of happiness over presents, lost our 2 front teeth, and felt like punching the guy with the harmonica. (Whose idea was that anyway???) I’ve truly never felt more […]

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