Archive for August, 2010

Top Ten Tuesday – Pictures of Summer

August 31, 2010

It’s a little late today. We had a very long day filled with school, doctor appointments, and miscellaneous errands.
Top Ten {Tuesday}
Since Athena started kindergarten yesterday I have been forced to realize that summer is over. I wish I could say the same for the summer heat. That has stuck around a little too much for my tastes. With the summer being over, I would like to post my Top Ten Pictures of Summer for this week’s edition of Top Ten Tuesday. Be sure to check out all the other participants! Good stuff this week.

1.
The littles are taking a stroll on my Grandpa’s property near the Ozarks in Arkansas. The land was sold during our stay there so this will be the last picture taken there.

2.
Athena and the King in Memphis TN.

3.
Alex had an amazing ride although I had a lot nail biting moments. The horse is not one that I would want to ride but my daughter is amazing with her.

4.
My grandpa pushing the littles on the swing. This was such an amazing moment.

5.
Athena in the lake. Seriously? I hate being fresh water like that and she was begging to just jump in.

6.
My sister and Athena. They were getting along that day.

7.
In front of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs. I highly recommend this zoo. It was so amazing and even in the rain all day it was a real blast and there were so many cool exhibits and attractions.

8.

Yee haw! Only, there isn’t a horse…
9.
My husband is like a bird whisperer. Those little winged creatures love him. Within seconds of walking into the exhibit he had one on his head.

10.
Me and the Littles. I love this picture. It is going to be framed on our wall soon.

I wish there were more pictures of Alex, but she had the busiest of schedules this summer and I rarely had the camera ready this summer. Most of my pics that aren’t on my phone are from vacation. In fact, my sister took a few of these. I need to get better about carrying the camera around and not just the phone. Maybe next Tuesday will be a Top Ten pics from the iPhone that I finally synced.

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Bread and Butter

August 27, 2010

I forgot to stuff the butter before closing it. Whoops.

I really love felt food and this was a really fun set to make. The slices of bread were made to look as though they had been cut off the ends of the loaf. Love it!

Thursday Thirteen: Guilty Pleasure Television

August 26, 2010

Almost forgot about one of my favorite memes! Thursday Thirteen Check it out and join us.

My Top 13 Television Guilty Pleasures

1. LOST – I had never watched this show and with all the hoopla about the finale, I started watching from season 1 on Netflix.
2. One Tree Hill – I am not one for soap operas, and One Tree Hill boarders on that quiet a bit, but once Hubby got me hooked on it (yes you read that right) I haven’t been able to stop. I am watching Season 7 right now and it just doesn’t work without Lucas and Peyton. BORING>
3. Dexter – I started watching this to do some research for a swap partner on Craftster and got hooked. I love it.
4. Dollhouse – only watched Season 1, but I am hooked. I love Eliza Dushka which is the only reason I started watching, and she is amazing in this show. The season finale ticked me off a little, but I am waiting for Netflix to get Season 2.
5. America’s Got Talent – I can’t help it. I love to watch. There is something about everyday people who are “nobody” getting a chance to shine and show their talent on television. I also have a new “celeb” crush in Dan Speary. He has totally been bumped to #2 on my “freebie list”. I also would pay a butt ton of money to go see Prince Poppycock in Vegas. LOVE him.
6. Firefely – Okay, I have finished the entire season (and the movie) but I always said how uninterested I was in this whole phenomenon and I didn’t want to watch it. I was going to go to my grave not watching it or Star Wars. (start throwing things at me now he he) so of course I watched part of it while my husband was and there you go. I am a fan.
7. On the Road with Austin and Santino – I am a Project Runway Fan and always will be. These two characters crack me up and make some beautiful fashion. It is great TV and great fun to watch gay “city” men ride donkeys in the country wearing $800 boots. Just awesome.
8. Royal Pains – not sure why I love this show so much, but I do. Hank Lawson is HOT!
9. GLEE – I started watching it and thought “oh man, this is so stupid” but I kept watching…and couldn’t stop. Now I am jumping up and down like a school girl in front of the ice cream truck waiting for the next season.
10. Next Food Network Star – I want to be the Next Food Network Star so I am all about this show.
11. Cupcake Wars – Reality TV mixed with my all time favorite sweet. Need I say more?
12. Make It or Break It – I blame my 16 year old sister for this one. One episode and I was hooked. I hate that I watch it and rarely admit that I do, but I have to see this show.
13. Project Runway – Nothing Guilty here. I just LOVE this show. It inspires me to sew more and I just love it. I even watch some of the other countries version of this show.

Mermaid Mini Poppet

August 26, 2010

This beauty of the sea was made for Monica aka Babalina on Craftster in one of the Ongoing Wish Swaps.

Close Up:

She also has a clip made of sea crystals holding her hair back.

FO: Puppy Poppet

August 26, 2010

I made this for CkChan in the Mini Poppet Swap on Craftster and I LOVE her! She did as well.

Close Up:

She also had paw pads on her hands and feet, but I didn’t get a picture of them before she traveled to her new home.

A Bit Scrap Happy

August 25, 2010

A few months back I entered a few challenge contests on Cafe Mom’s scrapbooking groups. I didn’t win anything, but look at some of these amazing layouts I got finished. I did about 48 layouts total and am so pleased that I got a little more caught up. Here are a few of my favorites:

Simply Sublime Gifts

August 25, 2010

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You can win a copy of this awesome book as well as a Mod Podge gift pack!