Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas is nearly here!

I know I've really disappeared.. I'm trying to get stuff back on track, so hopefully will be on to update here way more often.

Here are some recent pictures I did of the kids!

Friday, August 21, 2009


Summer has really had me neglecting my blog!! Not that I've been super busy or anything... but I just haven't been around!
I haven't scrapped in... forever! And must admit, I've been a horrible Mum, and not taken many pictures either!
I shall return soon with some updates!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

More Blog candy!

I have never seen anyone give away so much blog candy as Melissa from Creating from the Heart! And her candy is always HUGE and delicious!!

This time, she's giving away some blog candy because it's her Blogaversary!! You should stop by her blog and check it out!! Good luck to those who stop by!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Kaidynce and MacKayla's hair dying experience!

To dye or not to dye.. that was the question!

MacKayla decided she wanted to go red...

So did Kaidynce, but I only did the front of her hair, and left it in for only 5 mins, lol.. she looks to friggen cute!

Yup, when I was told I want to shave my legs and dye my hair.. I picked the lesser of 2 evils!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Back in the saddle!

Ok, not saddle, but Gi! I started back at Karate last night.. felt great! Also felt depressing.. Depressing because 1 month before my 2nd degree blackbelt test (I'm a 1st degree blackbelt) I fell sick and had to quit.. I missed my test, and going back was really hard :( I did it though, and now I need to slowly ease my way back in, seeing as I really shouldn't be there yet.
Needless to say, I'm super tired this morning, and super sore!! But it feels great!! :D

I found this list, on my friend Joannie's
It's a fun way to get to know your fellow blogger, so I decided I'd play along!!

Things I have done...
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world/Disneyland Paris
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill Shhhhh, don't tell
24. Made a Snow Angel
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping (howz about chunky dunking????? lol)
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset8
31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an erupting volcano in person
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre
55. Gone to a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Cookies for charity
62. Gone whale watching
63. Been given flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy
70. Visited Buckingham Palace
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt or blanket
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job-*
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Been to the top of the Empire State Building
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Play along if you'd like!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer Fun!

We decided today, to just up and go to the beach... we usually don't just think of something and go, we usually plan to go. So it was nice to just go! We took the kids down to a local 'beach'.. it's really not a beach anymore.. but the kids had a blast! I took a ton of pictures..

Here are a couple that I really liked!



Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

BLOG HOP WINNER!!! and Blog Candy!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and played along!! What a blast!!! I hope you all enjoyed playing along!!

Now, for the winner from my blog!! Reen!! You lucky lady!! If you want to pop over the the paperpopsicles message board, log on and pm Melissa that you are the winner from my blog, you'll get your yummy CANDY!!

Thanks again, to everyone who played along!! I hear there may just be another Blog Hop in the works!!!

Blog Candy!!

Now onto some YUMMY blog candy!! Melissa from Creating from the Heart is giving away some really great candy!! You HAVE to go to her site and check it out!!! It's a MUST!! :D

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Well, that was fun!!

I'm back from 9 days at the cottage with hubby, the kids, some friends and neighbours.. between rain, kids that didn't want to get along, and some other hurdles, I managed to have a pretty good time.
Got some good pictures too!!

This one is my FAVE!! It is of our neighbour, Gary and my youngest. Gary, is the neighbourhood grandfather... just loves the kids to pieces... Here he is teaching Kaidynce how to fish!

My niece Keyanna and my daughter MacKayla at the fire...

My son, Collin at the fire...

My daughter Kaidynce and her dog Jayde at the fire....

At the fire on another night eating s'mores...

I have a ton more... but too many to share!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Paper Popsicles is having it's first ever blog hop, so you'll be asked to hop from blog to blog featuring yummy eye candy with a summer theme...and of course what's eye candy without a little blog just leave a comment before you hop along to the next blog and you just might pick up a prize!!! Each blog will feature a secret word...these words needs to be collected and then put together to form a phrase. This phrase will then need to be emailed to by Sunday night, July 12 at midnight Central time to be eligible for our grand prize.

So......lets get started!!!

If you are joining me from
Kariann's blog are hopping right along...if you just stumbled upon my won't want to miss a thing, so hop on over ot the Paper Popsicles blog to get you started.

I've made a card and gift box. The gift box is perfect to hold that sweet little necklace or pair of earrings you picked up for your loved ones!! It was made with 95% of stuff you can find right in the Paper Popsicles Store!!

Did you know that the Paper Popsicles blog features a new card challenge every Wednesday?
Did you know that every month we have weekly theme challenges hosted on our message board?
Did you know that we have a monthly sketch challenge?
Did you know that we hold auditions each month for our next guest designer....details can be found on our message board!!!
Have you seen the kits in the store? Did you see there is one main kit, two mini-kits, and a card kit each month?
Have you been over to see the design team and guest designer's galleries to see their amazing work done with the fabulous products offered in the Paper Popsicles store?

now...for my secret is.. THE

before you hop on over sure to leave me a comment here so you are entered into the drawing here on my blog.... sure to keep on hopping and collecting words for your secret phrase by checking out
Jackie's blog next...

don't forget to send an email with the secret phrase to at the end of the blog hop....and good luck!

Now, that you've stopped by to play the Blog Hop game, why don't you stop by Paper Popsicles, and sign up on the Message Board?? Lot's of FUN happens there!!! Or even take your wallet to the store! Your scrap room will thank you later! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our New Baby... AND! Blog Candy!!

We got a new Baby! His name is Max... just a wee lil guy! He looks huge in this picture, but that's because our Fat Man, Joe is sunken down in the cushion and way behind him, lol. What a crazy but welcome addition to our zoo... we're now at 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 ferrets and an Umbrella Cockatoo.. Phew! No room for people! LOL!

Now onto BLOG CANDY!! Paper Popsicles is giving away some AWESOME blog candy!! Yay!!

This is from their site...

We have a fun treat to give away. This candy bag contains 12x12 patterned papers, bling, chipboard, buttons, flowers, key album, Stickles.......yum yum!! Do the 4 things below & get your name included on the drawing.

1. Place our Blinkie on your blog linking it back to our blog
2. Subscribe to the blog using Feedblitz email subscriptions

3. Become a follower of our blog
4. Post our blog candy pic & information on your blog linking back to our blog AND including our store address

Winner announced July 20th so you have until midnight July 19th.

Pop on over, and follow their instructions for some YUMMY candy!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!

I hope all the Daddies out there are having an awesome day!!

Here's today's picture for my 365 pictures...

I take what I can get with these girls, LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yay! Layouts and Cards!

Finally! I've scanned and uploaded some layouts and cards I've finished!! I don't have all the info for them right now, so I'll just wing it!

This layout was done using a kit from Paper Popsicles..
I love how it turned out!!

This is a card I made for my Father in Law for Father's Day... I just used some old papers I had laying around.. I think it turned out ok!

Here is a Birthday card I made for my Mother in Law for her Birthday, using again papers from a kit from Paper Popsicles!

Another card I made from a kit from Paper Popsicles!

Another 2 Layouts from another Paper Popsicles kit!

Not sure I'm loving this one.. but here's one I made from the YUMMY Lime Rickey PP's!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wow! I got a blog award!

From Joanie!! How sweet was that? Thanks so much! :D

Now I'm going to pass it along to 7 people (not sure if this is the rules, so I'm just copying Joan, lol)

1. Val
2. Lisa
3. Scoobie
4. Joanne
5. Leslie
6. Hippy Chick
7. Jillian

Enjoy your award!! Thanks for always visiting my blog (or) allowing me to visit yours! xx

Cool! I got a second award from JoanneK... I found out as I went to her blog telling her to come here to grab hers from me...

Thanks Joanne!! You're too sweet!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I loooove scappy mail!! I got a package today, and I'm so in love with what was in there!! Some YUMMY Basic Grey Lime Rickey!! It's gorgeous! And so bright!! I can't wait to create with it!!

Here's a link to where some is (Just in case you haven't seen it yet!)

Hope the link works... if not, google it! It sure is some yummy eye candy!!!

Sunday, June 14, 2009


For me anyways!!

Today my husband and I went for a walk downtown and all of a sudden he's pulling me in a different direction... there in front of us is a TAPS van!! OK, we've been fans of Ghost Hunters since they've first started! They were here, ( ONT) filming at our Fort Henry for 7 days and heading home today! We didn't meet the crew Sad Sad but met a member for the production team.. of course I had my pic taken beside the van. Holy make my day! I bet if I met the crew I would have passed out, LOL!!

Just thought I'd share!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Weekly Card Challenges.. and a little Blog candy!!

Over at Paper Popsicles blog, they are holding weekly card challenges!

From their blog..

Each Wednesday a new challenge will be posted. Create a fabulous NEW card based on this challenge. he challenge will end on Tuesday evenings at 12 AM EST. All cards entered will be eligible for a prize. A random winner will be selected on Wednesdays. The winning card, artist's name, and blog (if eligible) will be featured for that week at Paper Popsicles plus they will also win a fun little prize.

You should head over there and check it out!! ALSO!! They are giving away some awesome Blog Candy! All you have to do is head over there, follow their instructions and you're in the drawing! Yippee!! Good luck to all that that put their names in! :D

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Been gone awhile.. (and BLOG CANDY)

So, now I'm back... lol. I had a very UN-fun 3 week stay at the hospital... don't worry I'm all good :D
Can't wait to get back at my '365 Pictures' and to get some layouts done and uploaded! I've been in computer/blog/MB/MV/camera/scrapping withdrawls!!

Hope everyone who's been stopping by here is doing well!

Blog Candy!!

Wow! Check this out!! Melissa over at Creating from the Heart is giving away some AWESOME blog candy again!! You really should pop over there (before tomorrow) and check it out! Someone is going to be a real lucky winner!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Day 9's picture..

I almost forgot to capture a picture today... I caught Kaidynce again before supper... she was out front drawing with sidewalk chalk (if you look real close you can see it on her forehead, lol) ... I suppose she didn't want to be a model today, lol..

On a scrappy note, make sure you stop by Paper Popsicles Blog for a chance to win some yummy blog candy! While you're there stop in at the store and check out their Digital Designs! They are sooo cute!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Day 6, 7 and 8's pictures...

We spent the weekend at the cottage.. I somehow ended up there in my slippers and forgot my shoes! lmao!

Had a blast! Here are some pictures!

The kids fishing!! My son caught his first ever fish! A rock bass I believe..

And we enjoyed a game of Headbandz.. Don't laugh too hard! lol

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Day 5's Picture.. And a couple layouts!

This is my child who would rather run screaming from the camera, than stand in front of it. She hates the flash, and if the flash can't be avoided, a good picture of her can be. She had a brilliant idea to have me take a picture of her wearing sun glasses... I suppose it worked! lol.
I also have a feeling we are entering the 'I'm cool' phase in life... ahhhh isn't 8 sweet!

This layout was done with pp's, brads and thickers from a kit at Paper Popsicles... I really like how it turned out!!

Used: Piggy Tales ~ garden grow and pretty maids pp, Piggy Tales Matching Rubons, Thickers ~ By the Yard, Brads ~ Heidi Swapp Jeweled Brads

LOVE LOVE LOVE how this one turned out!!

Used: Pink Paislee ~ Tinsel Town Collection & Making Memories ~ Ava Ric Rac Ledger PP's, Scenic Route Chipboard butterflies, Daisy D's Rubons, Heidi Swapp jeweled brads, Tingaling Accents (alphas), flowers (?), Shimmerz, opal

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Double post Thursday??

I finally got a bit of scrapping in... and when I say a bit, I mean a bit, lol. Took over an hour to get this one together... it really boggles my mind as to why though, as I'm really all for 'simple' layouts right now. Oh yes, it was the half hour I spent on trying to make a flower (that did not work out and is not on the layout, lol).

I did a second layout for Paper Popsicles May Sketch Challenge.. I wasn't too fond of my first one, so I thought I'd do another one!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Day 4's picture... And Blog Candy...

I really need to get working on some layouts.. it's been a rough week around here with the passing of our friends lil one (5 months old) :( . It's been quite sad around here..

Anyways, I took this picture yesterday... I guess I'm cheating posting it today as today's picture.. but it looks the same today anyways, lol.

I'm not sure the name of this flower, but a little patch of them grow every year in our front garden. I decided to play on a setting on my camera while enjoying the sun yesterday. The actual flower is smaller than a dime... so I think my camera did not so bad...

Blog Candy!!

Melissa, from over at Creating from the Heart is having another give-away... I can't believe how generous she is, with all these give aways!! Anyways, you should stop by her blog for a chance to win some yummy blog candy!!

You have until Friday, May 22nd. At 4 pm est, she announce her winner!!

Good Luck everyone!!! And thanks Melissa for the chance to win!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

3rd Picture...

So, here it is... Day 3's picture! This is Kaidynce before supper tonight.. She's growing her hair out to donate to Locks of Love.. it's getting long!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
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What do you think??

Honestly, I was kind of jealous of all the cutesy blogs out there, and quite disappointed that I couldn't find anything for WordPress, unless I paid for it. I decided it might be worth it to move over to blogger and see how it goes.

I don't want to confuse the few people who stop by, so I'm leaving my old blog up with a redirect to this one. If that doesn't work out... who knows! LOL!!

If you've made it safely to this address, please drop me a line and tell me what you think of it!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

How Cool!!

Paper Popsicles has brought in some new 'Digital Designs'!

This is from the Paper Popsicles Blog

Cheeky Radish!
I am so excited to introduce our brand new Digital Designs, or Stamps if you want to call them that, designed exclusively for Paper Popsicles by "Cheeky Radish". Cheeky Radish is an artist, well know locally, who has so many crafty talents I can't keep up. Her art can be outrageously strange to whimiscal and fun.

Watch closely as our digital designs category in the store continues to grow. Head to the store to see the rest of our current selection.

You can find the link to Paper Popsicles under 'Sites I love' on the left hand side of my blog!

Thanks for stopping by!!