Friday, August 29, 2008

Fabulous Favorite Friday


Happy Friday everyone! I'd like to ask all of you to keep me in your thoughts and prayers this morning. I'm going to be with an endocrinologist about the gestational diabetes. I'm pretty certain they will put me on insulin. I'm just really hoping it is once a day. I'm already doing progesterone shots once a week and I'm tired of being a human pin cushion. So, think good thoughts for me.

One of my latest discoveries that I wanted to feature is a company called Yogi Tea. As you can see, the tea I've got is for pregnant women. But, they have a whole range of teas. These are organic herbal teas. If you know anyone who is dealing with morning sickness, this tea is supposed to help. I haven't had that for a while, but I really do like the taste of this tea and I think it would have helped me.

For those of you who aren't having babies, they offer about 59 different types of teas. With flu and cold season coming up, it might be good to check out some of their offerings. I saw on their website that they have teas to support your immune system, help with a soar throat, cold season sampler, the list goes on and on. Here is their website if you'd like to check them out. I found these at a local store that had a good organic section.

To me there is nothing like a good hot cup of tea to help a rough day. I've had to rely on that these days since my regular Pepsi got taken away due to the gestational diabetes and alcohol is out. LOL

If you order any of these teas and try them, I'd love to hear what kind you got and have you give me a review.

Have a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Ok, I made it before midnight

I'd hoped to get a post in sooner today, but when I got home from the doctor's I was exhausted and dealing with a toddler who is well into the throws of the terrible two's. A wine cooler would have tasted so good this afternoon. I keep thinking of George Castanza's father in Seinfeld yelling, "Serenity now, serenity now."

As promised, here a pictures of the little scrapping project I did last night. I have a machine called a Cricut which is an electronic die cut machine. You can put in different cartridges to cut out different shapes. This little cup is a nut cup shape and I used the Tags, Bags, and Boxes Cricut cartridge to make it.

The stamps I used for the words were from a pack I bought a few weeks ago at Joann Fabrics. The stamps were so cute with different fall sentiments. The nut cup template cuts two holes at the top on two sides of the cup and that is where I used the leaf brads that are right above the stamping. I got those and then the felt pieces I used on the other two sides in the $1 spot at Target last fall.

The nurses at my obs office have been so wonderful that I will probably fill a few of these with some goodies and give it to them. This was a fun distraction from all the junk that seems to be going on right now.

I will have a Fabulous Favorite Friday Post tomorrow. So be sure to check back.

There will be a new post today

I've got some stuff going on this a.m., but I will have a new post later today. I was able to do a little scrapbooking project last night and I hope to get pictures posted.

Have a great day! We are dashing rain drops here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Quick check in

I'd hoped to have a great post today, but with my blood sugar being all wonky, I've been very tired and I had to use my son's nap time to rest. I go to my specialist tomorrow and I spoke with her yesterday and she said she is probably going to send me to a specialist about the diabetes. I have a bad feeling they will put me on insulin because my readings have been all over the place. That is discouraging since I've spoken with the dietician and I've been doing what I"m supposed to. She said it doesn't sound like it is working. So, I guess we will see.

I'm itching to do some scrapbooking and I've been too tired to do it. Maybe after little guy goes to bed tonight. My thoughts are turning towards fall projects.

I hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Mums the Word

Happy Tuesday everyone. Crazy me, I'm up at 3 a.m., yes 3 a.m. because I'm such a dedicated blogger. Ok, maybe not so much. LOL I drank a soda with caffeine after 6 p.m. and so I only slept from 11 to 2 and I can't sleep. So, instead of staying in the bed I snuck downstairs to get my blog post in. I don't get a lot of quiet time these days. Either there is a little one making noise, the dog is whining, or the t.v. is sometimes on in the background. For it to be this quiet and peaceful is unusual. And kind of nice.

Yesterday I decided to embrace the fall weather that I know will be approaching in the coming weeks and I purchased some mums. I love getting mums for my front porch every year. I bought some in a yummy brown and yellow. I noticed a few years ago that the yellow ones were always good to get because they show up nicely from the street with their bright color. So, I usually have those. I noticed they had those neat cabbage plants, but I think I'll wait to get one or two of those later. I went to Lowe's to get mine because I like getting some of the smaller mums since they will expand in a pot. It seems like everyone always thinks of getting mums with Labor Day weekend approaching, so I thought I'd beat the crowd and get mine yesterday before the good ones get picked over. Also, it is still warm here in our area and I'd rather monitor their watering than have the folks at Lowe's drown them.

They had some really cute mums that came in little baskets. They have such a farmer's market look to them. So, if you want something quick and cute for your front porch or entry way, you might want to check them out. I think those ran around $7 a piece.

I am waiting a few more weeks before I pull out my fall table cloths and decorations. If anyone is looking for something cute and inexpensive to dress up their table for fall, Wal Mart has some cute items in. I resisted temptation to go down their seasonal aisle, but I spied some really pretty amber colored glasses. They would be pretty with a dessert in them or I think you could use them for wine drinking.

Well, that's all from here. Hopefully I can fall back a sleep in a while. It is going to be such a fun day running errands on 3 hours of sleep. Oh well, I guess this will get me ready for going back to those middle of the night feedings. Have a great day folks!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy Monday - Olympic and Random Thoughts

Happy Monday everyone. I hope y'all had a nice weekend. I've been up late a number of nights since the Olympics started watching many of the events. The opening and closing cermonies were incredible. I enjoyed the opening ceremony the best out of the two ceremonies. It is crazy to think of that many people in one place.

What neat buildings they created for the Olympics. I enjoyed seeing the Bird's nest with all the fireworks shooting out of it and the Water Cube looked so neat all lit up. It must have been an awesome experience to be able to see those places in person.

I think one of my favorite things for these Olympics is seeing my little guy react to the events on tv. He has been so cute when an event is on and he hears cheering and clapping, he will start clapping too. It is so sweet. He just laughs and grins when I tell him to cheer for our team.

On a totally different note, I've been trying to figure out this whole gestational diabetes thing and the first few days were rough. I've finally got a few things that seem to be working. I had a good blood sugar reading day on Sunday, so that was encouraging. All of the times I checked it, it was within the range they want it to be. It is a real pain right now, but I know it will be worth it for our health. I can't wait for it to all to be over with. I told a friend that once I have this baby and it the gestational diabetes goes away, I'm eating a meal of friend chicken, mac-n-cheese, mashed potatoes, rolls and I'll have a good sweet dessert and a big glass of wine. LOL

Well, that is it for today's post. I hope to have more exciting things going on later this week. It is hard to believe August is almost finished. Have a great day!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Fabulous Favorite Friday


Happy Friday everyone. What a crazy week this has been. I've been trying to educate myself and get used to dealing with the whole gestational diabetes diagnosis I received on Wednesday. I'm really hopeful that by eating what they recommend I'll be able to keep it under control. Figuring out what I can eat has been the biggest challenge. I hope once I've had a chance to do more research it will get easier. It is going to be a long few weeks.

If anyone has any good recipe suggestions, or if you've been through this before and have any other tips, I'd love to hear from you. Shoot me an email.

So, now on to more positive things such as my Fabulous Favorite Friday picks. My first thing is this cute little basket I got in the Target dollar spot. My store has recently put out some new things and I've found some great items, including this basket. They also have another little basket like this that has cute cupcakes on them. They would be adorable for a kids birthday. How cute would it be to have these on tables with balloons tied to them?

My second pick is this awesome giraffe print purse. I have just fallen in love with this print. I saw this purse at Charlotte Russe and waited too late to get it. But, my mom went to a different store and found it and picked it up for me. To me this purse seems very much like a fall purse, but I'm going to start using it now. I'm a sucker for animal prints and this one seems very classy to me. Because as well all know, animal print can either go chic or just too wild.
I hope you all have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I had hoped to do a fun post today and between not having time in the last day, and then my doctor's appointment this morning, it just hasn't happened. I found out I have gestational diabetes and I'm sad about it. I know it isn't the end of the world, but I've had to go through enough already with this pregnancy that I was hoping to catch a break on something.

I went to a dietician this afternoon and they gave me all the information I need. Oh joy. I am praying that they can control it through my diet and I don't have to do insulin shots. I just don't think I can do anymore shots. So, that has been my crummy day.

Tomorrow will be a better day with a better post.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Fabulous Favorite Friday

Happy Friday everyone. It's back to the lab this morning to try and get the right glucose test. I'll be glad when that is all finished. I hate having to get shots and get stuck with needles, so doing this test really stinks.
It is hard to believe that stores are already putting out Halloween and fall stuff, but I've been to a few places already that have things out. I always like looking at the fall decorations, but I start to get a little sad that summer will be over. Even though it is so hot, summer and spring are my favorite times of the year.
Two of the Fabulous Favorite Friday picks today are two new candles I saw at Bath & Body Works. One of this is called Leaves and the other is a Pumpkin candle. I tried to post a picture, but their website wouldn't let me save it right. The candles come in cute little glass holders that have leaves and pumkins on the sides. I thought that the Leaves one was a weird idea, but when I smelled it, it smelled nice. So, if you are looking for some pretty candles with a good scent you might want to check them out.
My other Fabulous Favorite Friday pick is a dish that I made earlier this week. It is called Tabouli salad. I LOVE this stuff. It is super easy to make and is a healthy salad. It is especially good in the summer because it has tomatoes in it. It has a very clean, light taste to it. You add lemon juice to it and it is the type of salad that is best made ahead. The longer the flavors have to marinate the better.

I usually do a lot of shopping at Wal Mart, but they don't carry this there. I have found it at other grocery stores and it is usually in the section near the couscous and rice. This is one
brand of tabouli and a company called Far East sells it too.
So, if you are looking for an interesting new dish to try, I'd recommend this. When we went on vacation with dh's family back in April, I made this salad along with a lemon chicken shish kabob recipe and it got rave reviews.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Do something fun. Summer is quickly passing us by.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

What a day yesterday

What a day yesterday turned out to be. I had to take that stupid glucose test. Now, let me tell y'all that since my first son was born so early I never had the opportunity to take any of the glucose tests. So, I have no frame of reference and the doctor's office didn't tell me step by step what they do. I show up their yesterday morning and hand my lab slip to the LabCorp person. I tell her that I'm their for the 3 hour glucose test. She doesn't respond and goes on her way. Then she hands me this stuff to drink and says to tell her when I've finished. I do that and then she says they'll draw my blood in an hour. So, I asked her what they will do after that. She says there is nothing else, I'm doing the 1 hour test. I was livid because I had told her I was supposed to do the 3 hour test. She said my slip didn't say that. But, I told her I had told her that I was getting the 3 hour test when I handed her the slip and if the slip didn't say that then why didn't she speak up and tell me that when I handed her the slip. I could have easily walked upstairs to my doctor's office to get her the slip she needed. The lady was so rude to me and didn't apologize or anything. I went upstairs to my doctor's office and they gave me a new slip. I was irritated because the doctor who gave me the slip had filled it out wrong (I had to see someone else the last time because my doctor was on vacation). So, long story short the LabCorp and doctor's office screwed everything up for me yesterday and I have to go back tomorrow to do the test. It has been such a hassel because I had to get a babysitter for my little guy, then spend the gas money to drive 20 minutes for nothing. Oh, and I had to fast too which wasn't fun. I have an appointment with my specialist today, so I'm having to drive over there today and tomorrow. 3 days in one week. Unfortunately I couldn't do the test today because you have to do it first thing in the a.m. and my appointment with the specialist is in the afternoon. Also, I couldn't work it out not to take my little guy with me. So, it will work out but I hate the hassel I've had to go through this week. I'm tired already!

I have started looking at some of my knitting things and I am going to try to start knitting a hat for our new little guy soon. I know I need to get it finished before he gets here because I won't be able to do it once he is. Knitting just takes too much concentration and I can't do it when I'm sleep deprived. Once I get it finished I'll post a picture.

If I could have a glass of wine, I'd raise one but I guess a glass of milk will have to do. So, here is to having a good end to the week.

Tomorrow I will try to have a great Fabulous Favorite Friday post for you. Because TGIF!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Well, I'm off to the lab this morning to do the oh so wonderful glucose test. So, say a prayer for me. I hate needles and I hate fasting, so I'm super excited about this.

But, I wanted to share a great recipe a friend shared with me recently. I made it last week and I did take pictures of my finished product, but I didn't get a chance to pull it off the camera so I'll post it later. Since blueberries and zucchini have been in season around here, this was a great recipe to try. By the way, the notes in the recipe aren't mine, that is how I received the recipe. I didn't make this with the 4 mini loaf pans but did two bigger pans. It took much longer to cook. You just have to keep an eye on them and check them in the center with a tooth pick. I'd like to make this recipe again to freeze some of this bread. It was very moist. I personally don't like zucchini, but love it in a bread recipe.

Blueberry Zucchini Bread
3 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup vegetable oil
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups white sugar
2 cups shredded zucchini
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon (you can use up to a Tablespoon. It just depends how much cinnamon flavor you want)1 pint fresh blueberries, coat with some flour before adding to mixture (I use frozen blueberries for this bread, cheaper and works just fine.
Quickly mix in 1 tsp. of flour with the measured out blueberries before you fold them into the batter so they won’t all sink to the bottom)Preheat oven to 350° F.
Lightly grease 4 mini-loaf pans.In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar. Fold in the zucchini. Beat in the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Gently fold in the blueberries. Transfer to the prepared mini ­loaf pans. Bake 1 hour, or until a knife inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes in pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.

If you decide to make this recipe, I'd love to hear how you liked it and your take on it.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Top of the Tuesday to ya

Well, I had intended on posting a few things today and the day has gotten away from me. With having to run errands, feed a little guy, and get him down for a nap, I can't believe half the day is gone. Yikes!

A couple of things I will comment on quickly...

How sad is it that Bernie Mac died over the weekend? He was a funny guy. I caught a few episodes of his show a few years ago and they were hilarious. If you never saw the Bernie Mac show, be sure to check out the episode where he gets a Costco (I think it is called something else in the episode) membership. It is hilarious. Especially if you know someone who is a Costco/Sam's addict. LOL It is hard to believe he was only 50 and passed away. I had a bad feeling when I heard on the news last week he was back in the hospital. So, RIP Bernie Mac. You will be missed.

Is anyone else watching the Olympics? I've had it on at night, intending it for background noise and I've gotten sucked in. I have enjoyed the swimming events and seeing Michael Phelps break records and do so well. And the other swimmers. I heard on the radio this morning some interesting facts about the swimming pool. The Chinese have done some things to help with making the pool to be more swimmer friendly which is why so many records are being broken. One thing they have been doing is they have a system that gets those stinky chlorine fumes off the surface of the pool which makes it easier for the swimmers to breathe. Also, they said that they have a system that puts little bubbles in the water which somehow helps break the water surface and makes it easier to swim in. I thought that sounded pretty cool too.

Oh, and did you hear the story about the women's beach volleyball player that lost her wedding band in the sand? How crazy is that? Fortunatley they were able to find it for her. I never wear my jewelry to the beach. I just know I'd loose something. I guess she might stop wearing hers there. She is so skinny its no wonder that the ring flew off. LOL

So, I guess I'll go for now. I don't know what events will be on tonight, but it has been an interesting Olympic season.

Check Back...

I'm out the door to take my little guy for a check up at the doctor, so I'll post later today. Hope everything is sunshine and rainbows where you are!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Fabulous Favorite Friday


Happy Friday everyone! It is hard to believe it is 8-8-08. I've been listening to the Today show and hearing how lucky this date is supposed to be. So, I wish y'all the best and a lucky day. And if you buy a lottery ticket and win, don't forget about me. LOL (wink, wink)

I myself am feeling rather lucky. I am almost to 27 weeks with this pregnancy and I have a wonderful family. The kids rooms are all ready to go and Sawyer has been liking his new room. Now if I could just find the right curtains for his room I'd be happy. Perhaps I'll get lucky today and find the right ones.
I'm not sure if I'll watch a lot of the Olympics. I'm not really cheering or interested in any particular sport, but if I get any scrapbooking time and there is something interesting to put on in the background, I'll probably do it. I do enjoy hearing about some of the stories of the athletes and how they've gotten so far. Kudos to them for all their training. Go team U.S.A.

So I thought it would be fun to feature some products playing on the Olympic theme. These are some things to help you look and feel your best, just like an Olympic athlete.

The first product today is the shampoo I love. John Frieda Brilliant Burnette shampoo. And don't worry, if you don't have brunette hair it comes in one for blondes and there is another one for folks with any other hair colors. And, if you have frizzy and wavy hair, these products are great for you. They have a fly away serum which is great for those little hairs that want to stick up on your head.
I started using this shampoo and conditioner a few years ago and the stylist I had at the time said they were a great over the counter product. I have tried other salon products and didn't feel like they were worth spending the extra money. Plus, I like being able to just pick this up at Wal Mart or Target when I'm getting other products. So, I recommend checking out the John Frieda website to see what products they have that might suit your needs.

I just got a free sample of this Oatmeal Crisp cereal in the mail and had a bowl this morning. It had a great taste and I liked it. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so be sure to have something so you can go for the gold during your busy day. This cereals flakes were slightly sweetened which appealed to my sweet tooth. It also had almonds in it, so if you've got nut allergies you might want to try another flavor they sell. This looks like a good way to sneak in some oatmeal, especially in a cool way since it is too hot to eat hot oatmeal.
I like trying different cereals since cereal can be such a quick way to get a bite in first thing in the morning. Between trying to get my little guy fed and the dog fed, this is a good option for me to get breakfast.

I hope y'all have a great weekend and if you are an Olympic follower you enjoy the games.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

As I mentioned yesterday, I got on a roll and have another top ten list of fun, cheap things you can consider doing this summer to make some fun memories. Summer is quickly slipping away and soon we will start to see the leaves change and pumpkins will appear. Before the summer gets away from you, consider doing one or more of the following.

1)Get some playdoh
Ok even if you don't have kids, who doesn't love playing with playdoh. Just squishing that around can be a great stress reliever.

2)Make rice krispie treats
They are super easy to make and you can snack on them as you make them. They always bring a smile to my face. And the home made ones are so much better than the ones you can buy in the store.

3)Start a journal
Even though this is something a lot of folks start out doing at the beginning of the year, why not capture the last half of this year by starting a journal. It isn't too late.

4)Get some new lotion
I find that a good pick me up is to get a new lotion. I was just in Bath & Body Works and they've got a new scent out called Black Amethyst. The little bottles were by the register and were $1. So, if you want to try something new and want an inexpensive pick me up, consider trying a new fragrance.

5)Try a new recipe
Sometimes I find that trying out a new recipe helps get us out of a rut. Maybe you weren't able to take an exotic vacation this summer, but that doesn't mean you still can't experience a new place via a new recipe. Maybe you could have Morocco night or a night in Paris. I'd say check out the Food Network website for some ideas.

6)Do a random act of kindness
I find that doing something for others always puts me in a good mood. Take a moment to look around you to see if there is someone you can help in some small way.

7)Put out wind chimes
I recently found a great pair when we went to the beach and I put them out last week. I used to have a few pairs of wind chimes a few years ago and they got worn out, so I was glad to get a new pair. I find their slight tinkling sound so relaxing and it always makes me happy to hear them.

8)Take a walk and look at the leaves and flowers now (see how different they all look before fall gets here)
Even though it is hot, this is something my little guy has recently brought to my attention. He is fascinated every time we go outside with leaves, sticks, and blades of grass. His child like innocence and wonder about the world around him has taught me to "stop and smell the roses". You never know what you might be missing with rushing around.

9)Get an early start on making up address labels for your holiday cards (who has time at the holidays)
This is something that will be so helpful to get started. It is really simple to make up labels in Microsoft Word and have them ready to go for the holidays. I love having labels on my pc because I find myself using my list year round when I need to quickly look up someones mailing address.

10)Set aside 5 minutes a day just for you (drink a cup of coffee/tea, read a magazine, find a quiet place)
This is such a hard thing to do, but I really think it is a necessity to help recharge the batteries. I find my time comes at night once I get my little guy down for bed.

I hope this list of things helps you to take some time to make some great memories for the summer of 08'. Don't just think back on this as the summer of the Olympics, think of it as the time you did some small things to change your life. Enjoy the memories.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Cheap Summer Memory Ideas

Ok as I mentioned in my post yesterday, I've been reflecting on making some memories this summer. It made me think of things that would be fun to share, so I created a top ten list for today. And, there will be another one tomorrow because I got on a roll and came up with 20 fun things to do. I tried to think of things that wouldn't necessarily cost a lot of money or require a lot of driving. Because hey, we all hate the gas pumps these days.

1)Go to a local zoo
This is one I want to do, but I'm trying to hold out until the weather cools down. I've been told we have a small zoo in our area that is worth exploring. Maybe you don't have a zoo in your area, but I'd check out to see if there are any petting zoos or even local farms for you and your family to explore. Checking out some cool animals can brighten your day.

2)Find an outdoor concert/theater groups
Before kid(s), my husband and I went to a few outdoor concerts in the local city and they were free. We also saw some plays that were held at an outdoor theater for free. Taking a picinic dinner to any of these activities can be a fun evening.

3)Find a local festival(s) in your area
There are so many areas that have local Greek festivals, watermellon festivals, tomato festivals. Check out your area to see what unique festivals you might find.

4)Have an ice cream party with friends and have everyone bring a topping
Hey, who doesn't like ice cream! Why not make time to get together with friends. Instead of feeling like you have to host a big cookout, just have everyone over for ice cream dessert. Have someone bring bananas, another whipped cream, another chocolate topping, strawberry, pineapple, etc.

5)Run through a sprinkler or take time to go swimming
As hot as it has been in our area, the only way to beat the heat has been to cool down with some water. My little guy has had a lot of fun this summer getting in and out of his baby pool in the back yard.

6)Go to a Farmer's market
I love exploring a good farmer's market. You can find some really great produce and various local special items.

7)Bake some goodies to share with your kids or neighbor's/friends
If you got some zucchini or fruit from either a garden or your local farmer's market, why not bake up some bread to share with friends and family.

8)Call a friend you've been meaning to call (don't wait until you send out Christmas/holiday cards)
I tried to do this the other day. Even though I didn't get my friend on the phone, I did leave a message and made the effort.

9)Take pictures of your world around you. (Maybe it is a picture of your morning cup of coffee, your family, your pets). Document your life right now. Because as we all know, it will never be the same tomorrow.

10)Make some jello
Who doesn't smile when they see jello? There are also some really great, refreshing jello salad recipes. These hit the spot when the weather is hot. Also, it is fun to find unique molds to kick up your jello a notch.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


After doing some scrapbooking on Saturday night, it was interesting to go to church on Sunday and the minister preached a sermon on memories. It was a really great sermon and really spoke to me. And I thought it was interesting timing since I'd just been working on scrapbooking the night before.

I'd had a tough morning (actually few days) with our little guy who is going through some of the terrible twos. Of course as much as I love him, it was nice to have an hour to sit back and reflect and to be with adults who aren't constantly having melt downs around you. Can you imagine that in church? LOL

While I was listening to the sermon, it helped me to reenergize my batteries as a mom. Even though being a parent is the toughest job I'll ever have, it has been the best job. I look back at the pictures of Sawyer and the tough start he had and I am constantly amazed and in awe of God's work. Every moment that he has been alive has been about making memories with him and my husband. Our family. Life is precious and short and I've learned that I want to spend mine wisely and not to look back one day with regrets. Even though the days as a mom are long and the pay off doesn't always come immediately, the long term rewards have been great so far. That is why I like to pull out playdoh, let him run outside and play in his pool, or get filthy in his sandbox. Yes, these activities make more work for mommy, but they are the things that a childhood should be filled with. Being a kid.

Sawyer and I had the opportunity to go to the Outer Banks last week for a few days and I told my husband I wanted to go because for me it has been important to make special memories with Sawyer before his sweet little brother makes his appearance. It was fun to do that with friends. Even though Sawyer is too young to remember, I'll remember and of course scrapbook it for him to have. And of course I'll always cherish those memories.

During his sermon, the minister said he was at an age where he was beginning to understand why older folks might take a piece of masking tape and put in on furniture and valuables around their home to show who got what when they pass away. They want to be remembered. If I died tomorrow, I'd want to remembered as a good wife/mother/daughter/friend. So I hope the memories I'm making with my family will provide that for them one day when I'm gone.

Even though the economy is crummy and gas prices are high and people don't always seem positive about things, I think that this can still be a great summer. A summer of memories. It is all in how you choose to make your memories and how you approach life. So, what have you done or are you going to do to make some great memories? I'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to share.

Check back tomorrow for my top ten list of fun ideas to make some great memories this summer. It isn't too late!

Monday, August 4, 2008

I love it when a plan comes together...


Ok, as I was doing some scrapbooking this weekend, I started thinking about this show. I guess because one of my favorite lines was, "I love it when a plan comes together." And, as I was working on a page I felt like it was really coming together. Which lately has not been the case the very few times I've had to work on a page. That gets me frustrated because I like to make the best use of the small smidges of scrapbooking time I get.

A few weeks ago, we had to move my scrapping stuff out of our spare bedroom and had to set it up on our bedroom so I'd have a place to work. I was a tad sad, but the move has been a good thing. It has helped us get my stuff organized so I can find my supplies.

I am so behind with working on scrapping projects, but who isn't. This weekend I tried to work on pictures from Sawyer's birthday. I think I've decided to try to get a few pages finished for this last birthday and then to get his first birthday finished and to get them put in an album. It seems like it might be a good idea to have an album just dedicated to birthdays.

So, that is what has been going on in my world so far. I'll try to take some pictures of the pages I finished to share. I hope to get more blogging done this week. I don't know where the time goes some weeks.

I hope you are having a great day in your neck of the woods!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Fabulous Favorite Friday


Happy Friday everyone! We have had such a busy week. We got cleared by the doctor to sneak away to the beach, so the little monkey and I went to the Outer Banks of NC with friends and we stayed Sunday through Wednesday. Then yesterday I had a doctor's appointment and then today was busy. So, this week has flown by.

We reached another milestone in the pregnancy on Tuesday. I reached the 25 week mark. I delivered Sawyer at 25 weeks and 5 days, so we feel very blessed to have made it this far with no problems. So far this little one is hanging in there and being a good boy.

Since I've been so busy, I wanted to do a quick post and to share one new thing that I love for my Fabulous Favorite Friday pick. For our beach trip, I discovered that Keebler sells these great little take along packs. They come in Chocolate Chip and Pecan Sandies. You get 6 cups which are individually packaged and each cup has 4 cookies in it. These were a great way to take a snack to the beach. If you have a toddler it is a nice, portion controlled snack to throw in their bag to take with you. I wanted to show a picture of these, but there was no way to get a picture off the Keebler website. I found them on the cookie aisle of my Wal Mart.

I hope you all have a great weekend. I hope to blog more next week.

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