Sunday, December 6, 2009

Because she is beautiful...

"Come on! He had a gorgeous wife! Why did he need to cheat?" Really? That is what I hear over and over on why Tiger should not have had any reason to cheat on his wife. When I hear this, the first thought I wonder is if the writer believes that less-than-beautiful women are okay to cheat on, or at least there's more of an excuse. Am I the only one offended by this thought? That's just sad beyond sad.

How about these reasons for not cheating...Because it's wrong. Because when you marry, you make a vow. Because you should have more self-respect than to cheat on your spouse. Because no matter what the other person does in a marriage, you are still responsible for your actions. Because it breaks God's heart when we sin.

Monday, November 23, 2009

TCP Challenge #6, 2nd entry

First, please let me apologize for the quality of the pictures. A new camera isn't in the current budget.

This is my 2nd entry to The Crafting Pot's challenge #6. Another napkin ring that also doubles as a place card. I just learned how to do those cute little roses. Super easy (and Cam keeps asking me to make them for him LOL).

I used the same papers that I did for the first entry. What's hard to see in the pics are the metallic shiny stripes interspersed with the others.

Am I a heathen for not having cloth napkins?

TCP Challenge #6, 1st entry

I titled this "1st entry" because I'm hoping I can get my 2nd entry done on time.

I used a tp tube as the base. I put a copper paper on the inside and a patterned paper on the outside. I found those cute little brads at Michael's. When I bought them weeks ago, I wasn't sure what I'd use them for. I think they are perfect here!

Monday, November 2, 2009

November's Goal

Home Sanctuary has challenged the Company Girls to set and write down a goal for November - big or small. So my goal is to declutter my home and not let my perfectionist tendencies get in the way. I will just take one room at a time...then within that room one surface at a time. And I won't stress about finishing the whole room in one day.

Since I did a good cleaning on my bathroom this morning, I'll start there. I can probably knock this one out today - but no worries if I don't! Perfectionism won't bind me on this one! I think I'll do the easy rooms first and save the difficult ones for last (like the playroom and the kitchen).

Wanna join me?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Crafting Pot Challenge #5

This is my entry for The Crafting Pot's Challenge #5. I was having a hard time imagining something for a return envelope. So I just grabbed one and sat at my (messy) craft desk. Maybe the mess was the inspiration because I came up with Chore Chomper.

This return envelope had a window, so I put black cardstock on the inside. Then I taped it down in the middle so that there are two sides - one with the window and one without. The envelope is the chomper's mouth.

The chores are written on pieces of paper with curly ribbon taped to the back. The ribbon is the hair and when it's time to do chores, the child (or you if you need the inspiration) just pulls one ribbon out to reveal their chore for the morning or such. There's one piece that's a freebie.

When a chore is completed, it is moved to the mouth side to be chomped! (And the pieces look like funny teeth for the chomper.)

Friday, October 9, 2009

Chicken & Veggie Crockpot Soup

I threw this together last night and it was gooooood.

1 large or 2 small boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks (does not need to be cooked)
1 zucchini, sliced or chunks
1 yellow squash, sliced or chunks
1 bag mixed veggies (mine had broccoli, cauliflower and carrots)
5 or so cups of chicken broth (I used 1 can and then 3 cups made from paste)
onion (minced or powder)
garlic powder (fresh would also be good)

Place the veggies in the bottom of the crockpot. Sprinkle with seasonings and add 1 can (or 2 cups) broth. Place chicken on top and sprinkle with seasonings. (I just sprinkle until it smells right). Cook on high 4 hours. Add the rest of the broth and a little more of the seasonings. Cook on low for 2 to 3 more hours.

Serve with rice or noodles.

Monday, October 5, 2009

TCP 5 Things Challenge Entry 2

Here's my 2nd entry for The Crafting Pot's 5 things challenge.

TCP 5 Things Challenge Entry 1

Here's my first entry to The Crafting Pot's 5 things challenge. The challenge was to use black, grey, white, teal and pink in a project. This one has black ink and brads. The paper is pink, grey, and white. And the buttons are teal.

Friday, October 2, 2009

How I Organize Coupons

Before I start, let me say that there are several systems for organizing. What works best just depends on the individual. For me, I've tried binders, but I just can't get into them. I haven't tried just dating and filing inserts because it would be more work for me.

I use a box and envelopes. Here's my box:

It's a Sterilite box with a lid that snaps on (I keep my coupon scissors in there as well).

I have my envelopes labeled with categories and the categories are sorted by type. I have 6 main categories - Foods that are snacks, condiments and such, Foods that are boxed, bagged or canned, Frozen/refrigerated foods, Household goods (including paper products and cleaning products), Health and beauty, and Medical. Each category is broken down further. Some people find it helpful to alphabetize by company rather than break down by category. Use whatever works. I like having all brands of a certain type of food or item in one place. It makes it easier for me to do comparison shopping.

I buy 4 papers. I take all of one insert and pull out one page at a time - the same one from all 4 copies. I line them up and cut all four like pages at once. As I cut, I put the coupons in front of the envelopes where they are to be filed.

When I am finished, I go through the box and file the coupons in their envelopes. I also pull expired coupons at this time.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just Buggin' Blog Hop Entry

This is my entry for the Just Buggin' blog hop challenge. Sadly, it's my last entry for the hop. I'm out of time for my last three. BUT, I've had a great time doing these! The challenge for this particular one was to use an altered die cut. Yes, I know it's simple. I'm a math brain. I'm just starting to learn creativity LOL

Peachy Keen Blog Hop Entry

Here is my entry for Peachy Keen Stamps' blog hop challenge. It was a layout challenge. I don't have anything to make scallops with, so I used one of 2 circle punches I had LOL.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chirper Challenge blog challenge entry

Here is my entry for the Chirper Challenge blog hop challenge. The paper is glitter paper and I used a retired SU! stamp set for the truffle and saying.

Sew Many Cards Blog Hop Entry

Here is my entry for Sew Many Cards blog hop challenge. The giraffe design is theirs...cute, huh? Can't wait to send this card out!

Whimsical Scraps & Bugs Blog Hop Entry

Here is my entry for Whimsical Scraps & Bugs' blog hop challenge. I had fun with this one. I have another idea for one, but I'm not sure I'll get it done in time. I'm not a big halloween person, so I went with a fall theme. And I don't have any small baggies, so I used wax paper.

SPCC Blog Hop Challenge Entry

First, my apologies for blurry pictures. My cheap camera is going on strike.

This is my entry for the SPCC blog hop challenge. I used glorious green, pumpkin pie and close to cocoa for the cardstock and chocolate chip for the ink. I hadn't done a donut card in a while, so I thought it would be fun.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

All About Me Blog Hop Challenge Entry

The details for the entry qualifications can be found here.

We were to do a scrap lift of the current challenge. I chose this one.

Monday, September 28, 2009

This is my entry for ScrapSketch's portion of the Blog Hop Challenge. I think it's the first scrapbook page I've ever done LOL.

This is my entry for a blog hop challenge. This particular entry is for ScrapFIT. I had never done a tri-shutter card, so I thought I'd try my hand. What you can't see is the texture on the leaves in the four "corners." I have a long way to go, but I'm enjoying it!
Well, I guess I'm jumping into the world of blogging. This will just be about whatever my mind is on. I am in some Bible studies - so that will likely show up. I listen to a lot of talk radio (conservative politics and Dave Ramsey) - so I imagine I'll have something to say about that. I also like to paper craft - I'll post pics if possible. And I'm always battling housework - maybe it would be easier if I'd stop fighting it.

I am a thirty-something Texas gal (born and raised). I have 2 boys and am married to a farrier (that's an educated horseshoer). He loves what he does and I love being married to him. That's about it. Not much to me. Pretty much what you see is what you get.