Hello March!

Well, if the old saying stands true, the end of the month is going to be a doozy! The weather for the past two days has been absolutely beautiful, sunny, and warm and is supposed to be this way for the rest of the week. No rain until Sunday or Monday.

Just looking at what I have that needs to be done this month and for the first time in quite some time….there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Between all of the scrapbooking sites that I frequent and create layouts for, I have 75 layouts that I will need to complete by the end of the month. I don’t know that I have ever had to get that many done at one time!

So off to the races! These are for challenges at Gingerscraps.

These are a few that I have completed for The Lily-Pad.

There will be plenty more to come! I hope!

February 2022

I have been a busy little beaver this month with layouts, Crocheting, and just general life. I finally was able to finish 10 layouts for the challenges at Gingerscraps, and I am well on my way to having a few more challenges at other sites complete.

I love looking through the galleries at all of the sites that I am affiliated with and I do comment on quite a few of the layouts. What I truly get discouraged with are the forum threads and blogs that like to showcase or finger-point some of the gallery layouts. The reason that I get frustrated is that it is the same people that get showcased! Day after day you can go to any of the threads and see the same people’s names popping up with a layout that they have completed but it is also the same people that are posting them. It’s a click! If you are my friend or I like you, I will nominate your layout and then you can nominate one of mine. I don’t agree with that and I don’t like it. Ok…end of that rant.

Here are a few of the layouts that I have completed this month at Gingerscraps!

January 2022

Well, I am late posting but I hope that everyone out there is having a fantastic start to their New Year. During the month of January, I was busy as a little bever over at The Lily-Pad creating pages for the Month of Challenges aka MOC event. I love this event but I must say that it is not easy. The challenges can be VERY challenging but more than that…being able to get 1 page a day created can be a bit tricky. I did finish all 31 pages and I did get them posted so I am very proud of that!

In all of the MOC chaos, I did manage to get a few layouts created for the challenges at Gingerscraps. I love their challenges. There are a lot of them so plenty to choose from!

I managed to find some great challenges over at the Sweet Shoppe too and I got a few of those done as well! There are some fantastic designers over there too. One of the Designers is one that I have known about for quite some time, The Nifty Pixel. I was introduced to her products by Jill Walls, another fantastic designer. She has since passed but I was on her CT for over a year. Here are some of the layouts that I created during January for the challenges at The Sweet Shoppe!

So what’s next? I am working on some fantastic layouts for the challenges at Gingerscraps, The Lily-Pad and The Sweet Shoppe. I can’t wait to share them with you! Until next time, God bless!

December 2021

December is one of my most favorite times of the year. Yes, everything is hectic with gift shopping, decorations, and Christmas baking but when I sit down, set all of that aside, and stop to clear my mind, I remember all of the good things of December and the real reason for the holiday! Being together with family and friends, giving gifts that show our love and appreciation, sharing a meal and a prayer with the family, or seeing a friend or relative that you haven’t seen in years, and being able to catch up with laughter and even tears. All of these things are in celebration of the birth of Jesus.

During this time of the season, I wish you all joy, comfort, and peace. May all of your Christmas wishes come true this Christmas season.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I have been away from the blog for far too long!

I am trying to get myself motivated so I can get back here on a more regular basis. Please do not give up on me because I have not given up on myself! Just to update a little, I have been pretty busy since I last posted. The main event over the past few months was my Grand-Daughters’ wedding in September. Most of my days were filled with helping her plan and create all of the wedding decorations and setting up the day before. In addition to all of that, my husband and I catered the event with the help of my Son, my husband’s brother, and a few of the groom’s family members.

I promise that I will get back here after the Holiday and give you a glimpse of what has been happening in my little world and share some of the wedding layouts that I have created. Until then, all of my US friends, have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! If you do not celebrate this traditional US holiday, then I pray that you will have a safe and happy weekend!

Bushwhacked already!

Hello again! I know that I have been gone for a bit but wowzers have I been busy with life! Where do I begin?

First, my Grandson graduated form High School on May 25th. There was a time that I would have bet that this day would not have come…I would have been wrong, and thankfully so! He has lived with me for the past 10 years and only recently moved back in with his mother. This is a wonderful young man(even if I do have to say so myself) but he has a temper from hell (guilty as charged).

June is when the whirlwind begins! First there is the wedding dress and preparations for the wedding. My beautiful Grand-Daughter is getting married in September so a wedding dress shopping we will go!

She said yes to the dress!

On the way home, we had to stop and eat so we hung out at BJ’s in Mobile, Alabama for a lunch. Of course, alcohol was involved! We are all over the age of 21!!

Mother of the Bride, the Bride, Matron of Honor, and Grand-Mother of the Bride(Me-Dad’s Mom)

Now there is my Mother. Mom has Degenerative Eye Disease and her left eye has become much worse than the right eye. It has been leaking fluids and she cannot see out of it to drive. So, she insisted that we sell her car because she knew she wouldn’t be driving and in doing so, I have become her main transportation. Her eye doctor has started scheduling shots for her left eye in the hopes that the leakage will stop and maybe the eye will clear up a bit. We can only hope and pray that this will be the case. So, I take her for these eye doctor visits, I take her to her regular physician when needed, we go to Walmart and the Mall shopping, and I take her to the grocery store and the laundry. I am not complaining. She is my mother. There is simply not anything that I would not do for her.

After all of this, I must pay tribute to all things good and beautiful. All things summer!

Possibly my favorite of them all!

ConGRADulations Seniors

Congratulations to all 2021 High School Seniors! You made it through one of the toughest years of all of your years in school. This school year you have been faced with the full force of a pandemic. Many of you may have been quarantined and have had to take classes over the internet. Schools have been closed because of surges in the virus and the faculty of the school has had to find other ways to help you continue to learn. You all have had to wear mask all day in the classroom and social distance. These things are not easy for anyone much less a 17 or 18 year old! But you made it through and Graduation is upon you. Maybe you have already had your graduation ceremony. Whatever the case may be, I sincerely hope that Lady Luck shines on you no mater what road you take.

Saturday Bird Watching

So, I am sitting at my computer which is in one of the spare bedrooms in the front part of the house, and my husband is seemingly talking to himself in the dining room. This is not an uncommon occurrence at my house. If we are not talking to each other, we are usually talking to ourselves.

Anyway, I ask him what he is talking about and he points out that there is a beautiful black, white and red bird at the bird feeder in the front yard and he doesn’t think that he has ever seen one before. Of course, I grabbed my camera and headed for the front door!

There are always a large number of wild birds in our yard because of the bird feeder and we have quite a few Live Oak trees in the front and the back so they have plenty of places to perch and nest. Well, what I saw was exactly what he said, “A beautiful black, white and red bird at the bird feeder”!

Rose Breasted Grosbeak
Having an argument with the Cardinal!

I was so excited to be able to get these photos and I just had to look it up!

So this was the most exciting part of my Saturday! Now, I am going to eat pizza with my husband. Enjoy!