Monday, February 21, 2011

cast is off......decorated before!!

got the cast off and just using a splint now.......waited until the night before to decorate it.....used a silver sharpie and made some fun that was!!! too bad i didn't do it earlier!

rex and i are still working on the bathrooms...hopefully they will both be finished soon........rex installed the toilet in the guest bathroom and a few hours later i noticed that the drywall tape was pulling away from the ceiling in the breakfast room.......damn it to the toilet had to be removed and redone!! the bolts used originally weren't long enough so more trips to lowe's for additional supplies!!! oh, i do hope this will be one of the last issues we have with the plumbing!

erin and mike came for dinner on saturday....grilled burgers in the dark... some delicious potato skins.....salad and strawberries with angel food cake! yummmmmmm.....

will try to get some photos of the bathrooms soon.....can't wait for them to be done! wish us luck!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011


thank you to everyone that visited my blog and signed up to follow!!!!!!! i do hope everyone had fun with new knowledge about our country and saw some fantastic artwork!!!! i know i did!!!!

okay.....enough chit chat.....on to the winner!!!!!! via randon org......the winner is Jenn of!!! i'll send you an email........please contact me within the next 3 days to recieve your gift!!!!!

yeah to all!!!!

i simply love my life!!!!!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Blog HOP.......have fun with this!!!!

****** this blog hop begins at 9am 11Feb 2011.......i'll be saving lives at the center so my post is a little early!!! please check out all the blogs beginning at 9am on Friday!!!!! have fun and enjoy yourselves!!******
(i'm going to try to program this to "go live" at 9am.......wish me luck!!)

Okay.....this is my very first blog hop and i'm soooooo hoping i don't mess things up.....i am feeling a little wigged out about this!!!!! first off.... i'm just a crazy RN that loves to play with paper and glue! i do hope that someone will enjoy the markers and ranger distress ink! just leave me a comment.... and follow me.....YEAH!!!! would love to see some new faces....and i'm going to be following all the other blog posters!!!!!

A Big Cricut Hello & Chirp to each of you! Welcome to the Cricky Across the 50 Blog Hop hosted by K Andrew of Getting Cricky! ( If you are here from Jenny Johnson of Paper Crafting Crazy Me http://www.papercraftingcrazyme.blogspot/.com then you are in the right spot. If you just arrived here and would like to start from the beginning please go to KAndrew's Getting Cricky! For this blog hop K Andrew is celebrating her big move across the country with a big road trip, and of course this hop across the 50 states! She has asked us all to post a little bit about the state we are representing, and then to post our Favorite Craft Project. I am representing the state of Missouri!

Missouri is the show me state and most of us like to be SHOWN just what you have to offer! Jefferson City is our state capital and is located in the middle of the state ...along the missouri river! I live approximately 30 minutes west of St. Louis, between the Missouri River and the Mississippi, so needless to say summers here are extremely HUMID!! sometimes upwards of 90% humidity and temps close to 110!!! needless to say, it's a STICKY heat!!!

Some fun places to check out nearby are The Magic House (a fun hands on museum for children), City Museum (an old building turned into a hands on museum/activity area for kids and adults. mainly made with old discards and found materials! much fun!) and a spectacular park...Forest Park in St. Louis....with a zoo, outdoor ice skating rink, horse stables. We also have a park named after Henry Shaw (noted philanthropist from England) (Shaw's Gardens) that has different floral exhibitions through out the year! A great place to visit.............oh.....almost forgot .....we have the St. Louis ARch.....gateway to the WEST!!

my project is about an outing to Forest Park on new years day!!! ice skating for the first time in years!!!! like the title's just like riding a bike!!! until you fall while posing for photos and break an arm.....(just a little setback!) the paper used was basic grey...max and whiskers! also my cricut cuts were from Winter Wonderland....the skates..cut multiple times on kraft cardstock and layered to give the illusion of chipboard. Also the title "just like riding a bike" was from Just Because cards! i had such fun with this layout! just love my family and friends and this was such a fun day.......even if i DID break my arm.....i kept going!!!

my blog candy is a package of american crafts markers and one ranger distress ink.....Broken China! what a beautiful color!! remember to post a comment and become a follower and i will draw the winner and post on monday! enjoy your weekend and i hope everyone gains some inspiration from each and all the blogs!

Please make sure to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance to win a ton of different Grand Prizes on Getting Cricky's blog, from these great companies:Scrap N Tote, Scrap N Easel, Cri-Kits, Creative Charms, Memory Miser, Scrappy Chic Cafe, Loralie Designs, My Pink Stamper, Peachy Keen Stamps, Cricut Town, The Scrappin' Table, Piktails, and Pink by Design
Please make sure to visit ALL the blogs, as EVERY single blog will have fabulous giveaways (cricut cartridges, paper packs, copic markers, yourstory bundle, clear stamp sets, and tons more). Each blogger was extremely generous with their own personal giveaways

Next up on the blog hop is Kathy from Montana!!! Enjoy your trip across the 50 states!!
Kathy Floen of The Beautiful Life
Gloria Sleeper of Oma’s Crafts
Kristal of Getting Cricky
Brynn Thornburgh of Flair and Frills
Erin Span of I am SpantastiKreations
Amy Westray of redwolfSCRAPS
Patricia Logan of MDN Creates
Joe, Carol, Joe, and Betty of CreateNCraft at
Rebecca Maddux of Crafting with Becka
Midori Vasquez of Scraps for Me
Karel Jennings of One by One the Flamingos are Stealing my Sanity http//
Brenda Burffrau of Creativity is a State of Mind
Shannon Lefew of My Scrappy Creations
Kista Orr of Scrapaleupagus at
Chris Hanselmaan of Chris' Crafty Creations from the Corner
Mariam Satchell of Purple Lily Studio
Janice Wilson of Stamping with Janice
Jamie Larsen of Baby Jayden’s Mommy
Lindsay Loo of Lindsay Loo Designs
Getting Cricky with K Andrew

BEGIN: Getting Cricky With K Andrew
Tanya of Scrappy Scavenger
Renee Kowalchik of KoolChik Crafts
Teela Young of Coffee24Tea
Jess Marin of My Scrap Diary
Nicolette Simpson of Beyond Scrapin
Jennifer Anderson of Scrappin Lil Turtle
Amy Courchaine of Scrapbooking, Card Making, and Living with Fibro
Meagan Jarjabka of Beyond Paper Designs
Peggy Brustman of CeltikGirlCreations
Stephanie Hedderick of Always Crafting
Brenda Haskin of Simply Bren is Having too much fun
Lori Brown of Saving My…
Angela Urell of Creative Crafting
Darlene Saucier of Simple Southern Blessings
Karen Madden of Lilac and Lupines
Karen Turner of Midlife Mysteries & Masterpieces
Andrea Fogleman of Scraplity
Krystal Gibson of Krystal’s Kreativity
Jenny Johnson of Paper Crafting Crazy Me