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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Not Again!

I stand corrected...only my sister and sweet friend Kate would tag me! LOL

Ok, Kate! I'll do it...even with a smile. hehe! I just can't promise that I'll tag 7 more people, you already took Heather, Dee, Regan, and Kim on me! LOL

Now, I'm still new at this blogging thing, and I can't figure out how to get the rules posted here...but I think that's ok, 'cause the rules say I have to tag 7 people...and we don't need that here right? LOL

I've been tagged to post 7 random things about me....

Here goes

1. I took a martial arts in high school and loved it, but dropped out just after my dad had a heart attack, because it was on the same night as my mom's bible study, and I was too worried about my daddy to leave him home alone on Thursday's.

2. I have more animals than I do children! 3 cats and 3 kids...but the 1 dog puts the animals ahead..and Rob and i have no intentions of changing this ratio anytime in the near future! LOL

3. I sleep (or rather lay down in bed all night) with my now almost 18 month old ON TOP of me, because that's the only way she will sleep...since she was 3 months old!! Hence my blog title.

4. I've learned that my blog title isn't enirely correct though, as i've been sick for nearly 3 weeks now. Thankfully I've been on the mend since Tuesday's just taking longer than i'd hoped to recuperate.

5. Reading is my favourite way to spend alone time...unless of course I'm scrapbooking or making cards!

6. One of my favourite ways to spend time with my kids is in the kitchen. They all love to help me bake/cook, and i'm so grateful for that! When DH and I met, he could barely make a PB&J sandwich, so I'm relieved to know that my 4 and 6 year olds can already do that with confidence...someday they'll be making my dinner...and when they leave home, they'll never go hungry!

7. One of my favourite times of day is 'tea time' with Sarah. She's not even 18 mos. yet, and she LOVES to have tea parties. Seriously, i don't add sugar or sweetner for her, only rarely do I add a drop of honey, just cream in her tea and she's in heaven...and before you tell me she never sleeps from the caffeine rush from the tea, it's always decaf, and/or herbal. :0) She's just priceless drinking her tea!!

There you go, Seven random things about me! :0)

Now, Eileen, it's my turn to TAG YOU!!! YOU'RE IT!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Only my sister would do this to me!!! Grrr...
I've been tagged to list 7 "bookish" things about me. What does this even mean? I'm not really sure, but being the super supportive baby sister that I am, all out of gratitude for her effort in ensuring my existance in the first place (Eileen insits that she prayed me into existance, which in theory sounds a little nuts, but in reality, it really is the only explanation for my existance. LOL I'm the youngest by far of my parents 5 daughters. Eileen being the next oldest finally got through to God when she was 10 and I guess had annoyed Him enough to just send the family me. HAHA!!!) Who would expect to have another baby when your oldest is 17 and your youngest is nearly 11..and there are already 4 girls....well, I can tell you, not my parents.
Anyway, back to the tag, sorry for the long way there.

Here goes.
SEVEN Bookish things about me. ....Eileen tell me if I'm doing this ALL WRONG! LOL

1. I like to read before bed
2. I am totally into the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum Novels! I started in September with One For the Money, and have read through the first 13 on average taking 2-3 days per novel. I just picked up Fearless Fourteen yesterday at the Library.
3. I tend to borrow my books from the library rather than buy them. Firstly, there are way too many other things with 3 kids to spend the money on and just as importantly, my kids need to be able in my house with me. If I bought the books, I could NEVER part with them, and there wouldn't be any room for my kids to live here with me.
4. I like to have a hot drink when I'm reading, in a sunny spot if I have time to read in the day...which is like never. LOL
5. I read every word...I'm not a skimmer either.
6. I'm running out of bookish things to say about myself.
7. I'm going to relate bookish things to scrapping here, since this is intended to be my scrappy blog. ...My favourtie kind of books to WRITE are SCRAPBOOKS! :0)

back to business!

I've been really really sick since November 3rd, so I've neglected things here. I think I'm FINALLY on the mend though! :0)

I have been fortunate enough to be asked to be a Guest Design Team member for The Scrapping Turtle for the month of November! My kit was the AC Romance line! I've been going more shabby these days, so this was a change for me, but I loved it! I like going out of my box, it's the only way to learn your style, and evolve!! I couldn't keep it all clean and linear though. LOL I had to add some distressing, which I think evolved out of my love for my sister Karen's and my good friend Jennifer's amazing scrapping styles! Thanks girls for sharing your work with me! ;)

So, here's what I was up to with the GDT kit from the Turtle!
Check out their site at Or pop into the store if you're even out in St. Jacobs! They're upstairs in the old mill building.