Friday, March 31, 2006
Let's see. Something fun: I *love* games. Board games. Card games. Crossword puzzles. Jigsaw puzzles. Sudoku. Word games. Scrabble. Sequence. Rummy 500. Phase 10.
I think I'll pass on anything embarrassing. Oh, how about this? I was in the 8th grade spelling bee and there was just me and this other kid left. I lost because I misspelled the word "embarrass". I'm still not sure I'm spelling it right!
Something people wouldn't expect about me: I *love* to eat uncooked flavored oatmeal. Yep, that's right. Raw. The only flavor I really eat is Cinnamon & Spice. Soooo yummy. You really gotta get the right about of oats and powdered flavoring in each spoonful though to make it the best experience possible. I usually will eat 2 bags at a time. Yep, I'm weird. It's confirmed. Other things you wouldn't expect is that I've been stung by a bee four times: pinky finger, eyelid, foot, and between my thumb and forefinger. You also might not expect that I'm a pretty good seamstress.
All these things are what makes me--ME. It's what makes me unique!
Thursday, March 30, 2006
How much do you normally spend in a scrapbooking store? It probably averages to about $30.
How often do you normally shop in a store? About once every two months. (Lately its been more frequent so Skyra can stock up!)
Or are you an online shopper? I do *love* to shop online also since my favorite brick and mortar store is about an hour away. I love that just deliver it to my house, can shop in my pj's, and have an unlimited selection. My next purchase will probably come from A Cherry on Top since they have a great selection and I *love* how you can shop by theme or by manufacturer. Great idea!
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
1) I like the idea of one-on-one attention, instruction from the person who knows them the best (me), and a teacher relationship based on familial love. What could be better?
2) A lot of time is wasted in public schools waiting for the teacher to finish, waiting for others to finish, waiting in line, recess, bathroom breaks, etc. This time could be much better utilized at home.
3) I would love for my kids to have a true education: of the mind, character, heart, and soul. Public school only adresses the first and only negatively impacts the other three. We will be able to instill in our children the values that we hold dear, not the ones that a government sponsored institution find important.
I could go on and on, but these are just a couple of things that I have thought of so far. If you have questions, please leave me a comment. I've also updated the links section to reflect a really educational homeschooling blog. Take a look if you get a chance.
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Monday, March 27, 2006
Do you want to convert your real life non-scrapper friends into scrapbookers? Yeah, I wish I could convert as many as possible!! Too many say they "don't have the time" or "aren't creative". Two really lame excuses. We're all creative! I guess I'll try and convert the ones that seem interested.
Do you find friends that scrapbook? If so, how? Sometimes. If they come over and see my albums, they'll usually say "Oh I scrapbook too." or "I'd love to start scrapbooking" or something like that. I don't go to any crops, so I don't make any new scrapbooking friends that way.
Do you show your pages to someone who doesn't scrapbook? Yep, but I find that they are sometimes not that impressed. Maybe they don't realize how much thought/time/money/love goes into these pages. If they don't seem interested, I wouldn't show anything to them again.
Do you avoid the topic of scrapbooking since your non-scrapping friends just don't get it? Um, yeah. I'm sure they're not interested in what new technique I just tried or that I just bought some new foam stamps or that I'm waiting for a package from some online place.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
I made some sweet tea, Rick picked out some gourmet mozzarella/sundriedtomato/artichoke stuffed sausages at the grocery store and I picked up some bacon wrapped fillets. It was so nice to be able to cook out on the deck with all the sunlight and fresh air coming in. You'll also notice from the picture that we have some new neighbors. Yep, they did some house hunting and decided that the outdoor light on our deck would make a perfect home. They really are quite lovely red-breasted birds. It would be a shame to evict them. How about you? What are you doing to welcome the new season? Leave a comment and let me know!
Saturday, March 25, 2006
The journaling says: Sienna Jade--I can't express how much I enjoy wathcing you grow. Each new day is filled with things to experience and discover. Even the smallest things can fill your eyes with wonder. At 13 months old--during this season of life, you definitely are.............in bloom.
I love the simplicity of it and it went together so quickly. The creative juices were flowing. I bought some paint today for Sienna's room and I can't wait to use it. Hopefully next weekend. And of course I'll post pictures when I'm done. Hope your weekend is restorative like mine has been.
Friday, March 24, 2006
I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It's kind of a break from my usual style. The journaling says: "Sienna Jade 13 1/2 months old. Wonder captured." Hope you find something to wonder at today.
Thursday, March 23, 2006
To break up some of the monotony in traveling, I made a couple of pit stops at some of my favorite stores. Here's the goodies I picked up:
Can you tell that I'm excited about spring? Can't wait to get outdoors and let the girls run around and take lots of outdoors pictures. I'm lovin' all the Heidi Swapp stuff I picked up too. Makes me so happy. I picked up a CD tin with an accordian album inside on clearance at Joann's for only 3 bucks. I think I'm gonna alter it to keep picture of the kids in my purse. I'll post pics of it when it's done.
Since I mentioned spring, I went outside to bring in the trash can and know what I smelled? Rain! That means spring is right around the corner. It was so amazing this morning. Even with the TV on, we could hear the outdoor noises. Tatiana said, "Wow mom! I can hear the birds singing." You really can appreciate the outdoor goodness a lot more in the country.
Tati does wish though that she could have some pajamas like Sienna (the "footie") kind, but unfortunately for her I think she's just a little too big! Today is going to be a long day. I have to go to Metrostudy in Hoffmann Estates to return my survey box, which means first I am going to drop the kids off at Babcia's house. That means about 3+ hours of time in the car for me. YUK!! Also, I feel like I am "coming down with something". Feeling blah and woke up with a sore throat. I know, mom, I know, gargle with salt and warm water. I think I actually may do it! I think I may incorporate some culinary tips into this blog. Look forward to one tonight....