Monthly Archives: October 2007


I can’t believe that it’s here already! This Saturday is our second charity crop and I am super excited!!  At the start, I kept in my head the number 15.  That’s how many participants I hoped we’d have this time and the number that would make me happy.  Of course, more is always great, but I was trying to keep my expectations real and not get too overzealous.  Well, today, #15 signed up!  I was seriously doing a big happy dance!!!   Any more signups between now and then will be icing on the cake!  WOOHOO! 

And another good thing today, Pat came in with two 2-month workout gift certificates to a new gym in our area!  She also secured a gift certificate to a nice salon for a haircut and manicure and has gone to pick up another one from a day spa!!  Thank you, Pat, for doing some local donation hunting for us. 

Everything is basically ready to go except for some last minute picking up of things and a few odds and ends that I need to purchase.  We’ve got great silent auctions, door prizes, contest prizes, and I myself would love to have the goody bag contents! 

Say a prayer for us that we raise some good money for these organizations and that we have a wonderful day with no problems!!  And, after a day of sleeping on Sunday, I’ll be back with an update! : )


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Exciting Times!

Have you ever looked at your calendar, and first, you question your sanity as to why you agreed to do all that you said you would, but then when you think about it, it’s extra exciting??  That’s my next couple of weeks.  Filled to the brim with me wondering how I’m going to get everything accomplished, but also looking forward to every single thing!

We’ve got 7 signups for the charity crop on the 27th.  Not a lot by some standards, but I was told that it takes quite a while to build your contacts and get the word out about these types of things.  I can tell that our newspaper article helped a great deal.  I’m still praying for a lot of last minute calls to register.  I had the great opportunity to talk to a lady opening up a new store in our area; she actually called and asked what she could do to help!  How nice is that?  I’m hoping to meet her tonight while she’s working to get ready for her grand opening coming up soon.  Also, thank goodness for wonderful Pat, as she is planning to do whatever we need to help us with food and has been going door to door to some local businesses collecting donations.   You really have to work hard for something like this to be successful and even though she doesn’t have to even blink an eye if she doesn’t want to, as she has no afffiliation with Scrapping from the Heart, out of the goodness of her heart, she’s collected gift baskets from Garner’s Health Foods, Barnes & Noble, and there are more that she has listed and I can’t wait to see what they are!  Way to go Pat, and thank you more than you’ll ever know!

Next Saturday we have Jake’s 4th birthday party! I cannot believe my baby is going to 4 already!  I finally found that  rare and valuable set of Boogie Woogie Band Weebles that for some reason my son is so crazy about!  Weebles were one of his first toys, nice and round for their chubby hands, make lots of clacking noise when you stir them together in a pile on the floor, and even at 4 he still loves to play with them.  That I know of, none have been on any of the recall lists, so thank goodness!!  It was bad enough trying to explain why I was sending back some of his Thomas trains.  I have to go buy a pinata, as that a huge request this time and order the cake, all The Backyardigans theme.   I should probably find a few games for them to play since this party will actually have kids his age attending and I’m sure keeping them occupied would be a good thing.  Wow, that little guy I brought home from the hospital four years ago is growing up way too fast!

 Staying with The Backyardigans, Pablo the penguin character is our costume of choice for this Halloween.  I hope it’s cooler than it has been or else Jake will weigh about 2 pounds after sweating and steaming in that costume!  Hey, maybe I should wear it and he can pretend to me, The Mommy.  Maybe I could persuade him to take care of all my obligations….at least before he gets his Boogie Woogie Band Weebles because after he gets those, I can forget it!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

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I’ve Been Tagged!

Nessa, (She’s on my blogroll!) a new friend I’ve met on TallyScrapper from Belgium has tagged me!  Seven random things about me….let’s see.

1.  I’d love to have my own scrapbook business.

2.  One of my guilty pleasures if staying up late and watching old movies like the original Wuthering Heights.

3.  I used to be pretty good at drawing and painting.

4.  I LOVE pajamas! If I could wear my pajama’s all the time I’d love it.  I have more pajamas than I do regular clothes!

5.  I had to wear a patch over one eye when I was in the third grade.  Talk about cute…yeah, right. 

6.  I love acting silly with Jake, and sometimes I get too silly for him!

7.  I’d love to spend a year traveling!

Now, do I even know seven other bloggers to tag?? I’ll have to think on this one!

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Where I Scrap

I’m so excited to win the “Where I Scrap”challenge on TallyScrapper!  Got some wonderful goodies from Shirley who issued this particular challenge.  If I could be a little neater when I scrap it would be nice, but like my journaling says, I think I need to be surrounded by all that is scrapbooking or else I can’t create a thing!  Here’s my layout and thanks everyone at Tally for the TallyPoints!


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Scrap Survivor Challenge #2

This challenge on TallyScrapper’s Scrap Survivor was given to us by Heidi Swapp.  You had to use this quote, “She just had this way of brightening the day.” by Kobi Yamada, and the other rules were: You must paint on your layout, your photos must be distressed, and the journaling has to be in your own handwriting. 

I twisted the challenge a little and did the layout on two of my cousins, sisters, Judy and Hope.  They are true friends and wonderful women to be related to! 


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