Friday, November 21, 2014


Today I am over on the SILHOUETTE AMERICA blog sharing this THANKFUL TREE I created.  Come check it out.
It was so fun to create, and I love how the kids are really into writing down all that they are thankful for.  

What are you thankful for today?


Thursday, November 20, 2014


march 30 - april 5

This weeks RAMBLINGS :

SUNDAY : These were the clouds out this morning.  It was like a scene from a movie.  They were so dark and erie looking.  I love this cold weather though and I hope it rains.

MONDAY : I took a few minutes out of whatever I was doing today and sat on the office floor and colored with Chloe.  I want to try to do this more often.

TUESDAY :  I recently saw a mouse run through the kitchen.  So tonight I am setting the trap to catch the darn creature.  I can handle some things, but not a mouse in the house!

WEDNESDAY : It was super cold today so Jacob lit us a fire. I love sitting by a fire in the fireplace.  Caleb had a tball game tonight but it was so cold that the other team didn't show up so they played themselves.

THURSDAY : Today was the official SILHOUETTE AMERICAN DESIGN TEAM announcement on their blog.  Caleb had a field trip today to the museum.  One of the teachers I know took a picture of him while they were there and emailed it to me. He was excited to finally be able to go on a field trip and ride on the big yellow bus.

SATURDAY : Today Caleb had a tball game.  Jacobs mom and sister and her girls came to watch him play.  So we all went out to eat at Del Taco after his game.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014


I can't believe I am only on sharing week 13.  Seems so long ago when we are coming up on Thanksgiving next week and then with a blink of an eye that means Christmas will be here and then 2015.  I really need to get on the ball here and get all caught up.  Ya sure. I have been so busy with sign orders that I swear every waking minute I have been making and painting signs, throw in a few photo shoots in there and editing and working 2 days a week for 4 hours and trying to spend time with the family. I really want to get it done before the start of next year.  
So lets take a look back to see what was going on back in week 13. 

march 23 - march 29

this weeks RAMBLINGS :

SUNDAY : Jacob was working in the front yard today getting up all the weeds.  He is so good about keeping up with the yard work. I also got the new bedding all set up in our room.

MONDAY : So Jacob was still working on the yard today and I thought I would try to help. So his parents brought over their hedge trimmer and brilliant me cut the cord while trimming bushes. oops.  Glad Jacob was able to fix it.

TUESDAY : I finished up some of my nieces birthday gifts today.

WEDNESDAY : Chloe and I did some baking today. You can't make cookies without cuties like this helping.  It makes them that much more sweet.  :)

THURSDAY : Chloe loves her new letter tracing book that I made for her.

FRIDAY : This is the email I received about the SILHOUETTE AMERICA design team.  Thankful for Jacob who encouraged me to apply. I never thought in a million years I would be accepted, but it is such a dream.  I also made some chicken tortilla soup for dinner tonight in the crockpot.

SATURDAY : Today I took a quick drive out to my grandmas to pick up something from my aunt.


Sunday, November 16, 2014


  • Little Jacob was gone until Wednesday night with my parents in Sacramento for my nieces hip surgery.  
  • My 2 year old niece had hip surgery on Monday morning at UC Davis.  She got to go home on Tuesday and is doing really well. 
  • Jacob worked a side job moving batteries from one Oreilly's auto parts store to the new location.  He was done in 4 hours and it was nice to have him come home for lunch and then be off the rest of the day. 
  • I have been feeling overly blessed this week with the wood sign orders coming in.  God is good and I love all the orders I have been getting. 
  • Tuesday the kids had no school for Veterans day.  
  • We let Caleb stay home Monday since he didn't have school on Tuesday anyways, and he was really missing little Jacob. 
  • I have been to Target more times than I care to admit this week.  :)
  • Jacob had a phone interview on Thursday morning for a cement plant in Arizona. Man I would love to move there and I hope it all moves in the direction we are hoping.  But no matter what I know that God will put us exactly where we need to be.  
  • Friday we did some major supply shopping. I needed a lot of wood, paint and shipping supplies.  We went to Home Depot, Target and Hobby Lobby.  Supply shopping I have to say, is quite fun.  I think I love Home Depot almost as much as Hobby Lobby.  :)
  • We took the kids to Johns Incredible Pizza on Friday night, and our neighbor friend Amy and her girls met us there.  We didn't tell the kids and they were all so excited to see them, as if they hadn't seen each other just minutes before each of us left home.  These kids really are attached at the hip lol. 
  • Thursday night the Dolphins played and WON again.  Way to go Dolphins, they are doing great so far this season.  
  • My SILHOUETTE AMERICA design team project went up on Friday.  My project was a tutorial on making your own photo magnets.  So much fun and I can't wait to make more.  
  • Saturday morning my grandpa Jim was put back in the hospital for not being able to breathe, severe pneumonia.  
  • Saturday morning I met my mom at the mall and we went to Bath and Body Works for their HUGE $3.00 a bottle lotion sale.  I got a few Christmas gifts and a few lotions for myself.  At that price I couldn't pass it up.  My mom got a bunch and these cool metal covers for some soap too.  I can't stop thinking of those things, so I just might have to go back real soon.  Maybe I will get some with my December coupon I got that day. 
  • Then we went to Macy's and I used my $50.00 birthday gift card and got some shirts.
  • Today we were going to go dirt bike riding, but it is so cold and windy today we decided we would go next weekend and relax all day at home in our pjs today.  
  • I got most of my wood signs all painted this morning, and going to go sand them all here in a few minutes.  
  • We might make another Home Depot run tonight for some more nails and wood glue.  


  • Jacob is on day shift.
  • I have to work Monday and Tuesday.
  • Thursday Caleb has a Thanksgiving feast in his class that I am going to be helping with. 
  • This is the kids last week of school before a week off for Thanksgiving break. 


  • Nothing major, just blogs and my friend Amy is currently in the middle of writing a book.  She emailed me what she has so far, so I have just barely started reading that.  Great so far, I wish I had more time to sit and read it all at once, but making my way a little at a time.  


  • Wood signs, wood signs, and more wood signs.  Loving all these orders that have been coming in. 
  • Also working on a few non wood sign projects for people and orders.
  • Trying to keep up with the laundry. 
  • A business plan and printing some worksheets for my etsy store and getting everything organized in my binder. 

  • Taking the pictures still, many days just with my cell phone because that is just easier than toting my big camera around to places that I don't want to take it to, or just carry around for the day to day stuff. 
  • Needs to get all the photos organized to print to fill the album.  
  • Needs to get more posts up of my past layouts. 

  • Finally starting to feel like fall and not summer around here.  
  • In the 60s and 70s 
  • Today it is cold and windy.

  • nothing super excting really lol.  We had chili dogs and curly fries, homemade tacos, chicken strips, and Johns Incredible Pizza.
  • Saturday night Jacob did make us some super yummy steaks and I made TWICE BAKED POTATOES with it.  So that was the best we ate all week.  :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Friday I was over on the SILHOUETTE AMERICA blog sharing my latest project.  How to create your own photo magnets.  Come on over HERE and check it out.  

These were so much fun to make, I can't wait to make more already.  They would make cute gifts for grandparents too...  :)



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