Monday, December 28, 2009

CanvasPeople Free Canvas! ONLY PAY SHIPPING!

Canvas People is currently offering a $55 discount on any size canvas!
If you order an 8 x 10, it is free!
Shipping is about $15 so I was kind of cautious.
Mom ordered one for Dad for christmas and it turned out wonderfully!
When I checked back today, they were still offering them so I am placing my order!
This would be great for those adorable Christmas photos!

HotPrints Free Photobooks!!!

HotPrints is having a special offer right now!

If you sign up for a free account, you will get a free photobook per month!
These are paid for by advertisers but they insists the advertisments will not appear on any pages with pictures on them!
Just think 12 free photobooks!!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


For the first year, we have stockings hung from the fireplace.
And, let me tell you, I have had a time convincing Caleb they are not, "Sockings."

Yesterday, I sat him down and explained they were stockings.
"ST...ST...ST...Stockings," I said.
And every time he looked at them I would repeat it.

Today, he checked to see if he had been good enough for Santa to come early.
As he shook all four of them, he looked at Georgia Kate and said, "Nope. Sorry. The ST...ST...ST...Stockings are empty."

Well, at least he isn't wearing them on his feet anymore... :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

For Mom

I did this last year and Mom loved it...
I had completely forgotten that she asked me to do it again this year until just now!
Mom, hope you enjoy!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

The Dreaded Christmas Card Picture...

Trying to catch a perfectly posed picture around here is like wishing for snow in June... It just isn't going to happen...

Seriously, this is the best picture I got of Caleb...

Thanks Yo Gabba Gabba for the whole "make a funny face" thing...

I hope you all have a wonderfully CRAZY Christmas :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Santa Video!

Thanks to Kacey for posting the personalized Santa Video!

My kids were so excited to see a video of Santa with pictures of them in it!
I entered all the information and ramped the kids up for Santa.
All was going great until it got to the part where Santa knows what Caleb wanted and the conversation went something like this...

Me: Caleb look! Santa knows you want a Spiderman Bicycle!
Caleb: No!
Me: Yes! A big boy Spiderman Bike!
Caleb: No! I want a Train table!

Now I am torn between spending the next week anxious over whether he will forget the train table when he sees the bicycle or if I should go get a train table...

Looks like Santa heard Caleb loud and clear and a train table will be the prize for good little boys and girls :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Poor, neglected blog...
I have been meaning to update, but it's nearly impossible these days.

The kids are keeping me busy...
The house is on the market and must stay clean ...
It is nearly Christmas and I still feel ill prepared...

The kids have been sick for a while now.
Caleb spiked a fever last night so off to the doctor we went...
Both kids have a tragically bad sinus infections, bronchitis and a small possibility of pneumonia.
Caleb's has no fever in the morning, but it seems to spike at night.
If he's not better by the end of the week, we get to go back for a chest x-ray.
Until then, we are on a round of amoxicillian.

The good news is they gave us a nice long perscription so we can be all better by Christmas!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Decor on a Budget!

For the last several years, Adam and I have been on a pretty strict Christmas decoration budget.
Fortunately for me, my mother is as in love with Christmas decor as I am and has plenty to share.
However, I still like to have something new every year to add a little spice to the decor I have already used.
The next couple of days, I hope to have several posts up about easy, crafty, affordable, cute decorations that this year!

As most of you know, Mom and Dad bought a new house.
The previous owners were very crafty.
The lady even owned a kiln or two and taught ceramics classes out of her basement.
They left behind all kinds of wonderful things that are going to good homes.
I pulled this little jem out of their trash pile.

I brought him home and put him in my sewing cabinet and completely forgot about the poor guy until I needed some scraps.
He rolled out into the floor and my heart pitter-pattered!
I picked up some Krylon metallic spray paint at the store today and ran home to fix him.

I got the quick drying stuff so two coats and thirty minutes later, he was ready!

Now if were only time to put out Christmas decorations...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin Faces

We played Mr. Potato Head with pumpkins Papaw bought us.

I got these little faces at Wal-mart last year. They have different themes and my kids really love them!
Georgia Kate picked out all of the pig pieces by herself!

And Caleb got to take pictures of them sitting on the mantle.
Things crack me up from his view :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Imagination Movers

Last night, we were lucky enough to be able to see the Imagination Movers in concert!
I hadn't mentioned our tickets to the kids until yesterday morning so they wouldn't drive me nuts about getting to see the "Moomers".
It worked.
I popped in the Juice Box Heroes CD and told them we get to go see the Moomers tonight and they went CRAZY!
The excitement got to Caleb and he didn't nap.
Instead, he slept in the car on the way to the concert.

So, being the mother that I am, my children had to have Moomer attire!
So here is Caleb's shirt.

If I never have to applique another gear I will be just fine :)
I tried out the iron on t-shirt transfers for the back but I bought ones for light colored fabrics instead of dark fabric.. It didn't turn out horrbile but it wasn't as perfect as I would have liked :)

Georgia Kate was a miny Nina.
A simple red dress with white leggings appliqued with gears.
Seriously, adorable!

Caleb got a football from Moomer Rich!

And Nannah bought us POPCORN!

Caleb doing his "think, think, think"

reaching high

and Georgia Kate and Nannah just having a ball!

Friday, October 9, 2009

To Adam

Six year ago, this was us...

and in love...

Doesn't he look thrilled?

Three years ago, we ran off and got married...

on a cruise...

Another three years and here we are...

still crazy in love

Happy Anniversary Baby!
I love you!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Halloween Dresses

I picked up this fabric a couple of weeks ago and decided to make a dress out of it.
I used Everyday Chaos's Apron Dress Tutorial and am totally in love with how they came out!

The girls couldn't stand the bows in front so I stuck them in back... I will have to find a new way to tie them so they don't flop :)

Two beautiful girls, Two Beautiful dresses!
 And the best part is my models work for Fruit Snacks!