Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

Please bring your big scoreboard and envelope punch board to class in the morning.

Smile 'til I see you.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December 10, 2014

Me again.  Just a quick post about this weeks Blitz.  You need to bring your scoreboard and envelope punch board to class.  There is one of the projects you may want to duplicate so please bring the following: 2 sheets of red paper ( at least 5x6), white paper, green paper, and skin toned pink paper.
Are you just a bit curious?????

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

December 9, 2014

Boy what a winter roller coaster.  One minute too warm the next pretty chilly.  At least we don't have any snow to deal with.  But it plays havoc with trying to dress in the morning.  Because by the end of the day you either need to shuck down or add on.

This weeks Card Blitz will only be held on Friday.  So those who wanted to come Saturday please let me know you can come Friday.  I have heard from a couple of you already.  Thanks for letting me know.

Have a great week.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pack Your Bags - December 7, 2014

Boy that cold front finally moved through.  The temperature keeps dropping by the minute.  Finally had to put on the sweats.  Boy, that coffee keeps tasting soooo good. 

Finished the second layout for Thursday. 

Better get started on the Blitz.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Give Thanks - December 6, 2014

I guess everyone is in full Christmas mode.  I can't get moving in that direction.  You spend hours and hours putting up decorations.  Then it takes hours and hours to put them away.  Cheez Louise!!! Maybe I should just hibernate for the next couple of weeks. 

Next week is a full week.  Our layout class is on Thursday. 

Then Friday and Saturday will be the Card Blitz.  Make sure you let me know if you plan to attend.  I will not be cutting extra kits for the Blitz. 

Have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

November 27, 2014

What a beautiful day.  A little chilly but not as cold as it was supposed to be thank goodness.  Glad all that cloud cover has blown out.  Man,  I can't imagine how people live without having beautiful blue skies everyday.  That is one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 

As you know I have befriended a neighborhood cat that has no home. She is so sweet.  She will sometimes wait at the front door and peep through the glass waiting for her food.  She will let me pet her but is still so very skittish. I have not tried to pick her up. During the cold spells we have cracked the garage door for her.  I went and bought a little bed and left it on the rug she would curl up on.  Yesterday she was peeking in the door on the patio.  So I moved her food and bed back to the patio.  I could tell something was eating her food I left in the garage.  I assumed it was the tom cat that aggravates her.  But, last night I peeked out on the porch to check her.  She was looking at something and meowing at me.  I figured, yep yellow tom was out there. I look at the food dish.  Oh my gosh!!!!  There is a possum.  Need to get a trap and move it to the woods.  It is amazing how attached we get to these furry creatures. I am talking about Thomasina( that's what I call her).  Another thing to be thankful for are the pets in our lives.  Some we own and some that own us.

Earlier this month we had a birthday weekend for my brother.  What a special time to be together. It was a time of working together.  Remembering our childhood.  Some of us have better memories than others.  Laughter.  Yes, remembering always brings on the laughter.  There were tears.  Can't have memories without some tears.  But all that is part of being alive and loving one another.  Family.... best thing there is.  Family is the thing I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving.

Have a very Blessed Thanksgiving.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Growing up - November 21, 2014

Have you enjoyed this nice cold weather????  It has been a bit icy at my house.  The kitty cat has actually been staying in the garage in her little bed I got her.  Just a bit warmer and then another blast for Thanksgiving.

Here is our second layout for Monday's class.

Kids grow up in a blink of an eye.  Enjoy them while you can. 

Have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17,2014

Wow!!!  Another post today.  This will be a quick one.  I have the first layout ready for next Monday's layout class.

Smiles 'til I see you.

November 17, 2014

Had a great Card Blitz over the weekend.  The ladies did a great job with all those complicated folds.  Just a reminder next months Card Blitz will be the second weekend.  It will be the 12th and 13th.

Please bring the following items to class if you want to duplicate the card in a box at home.  I will bring my punches, dies, and stamps.  You will need these papers: Kraft, red, green, and white.  The inks I used were brown and black. Bring your ziplock bags.  Some of those punches are tiny.

Stay safe today.  I understand we are under a tornado watch.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November 8, 2014

This week we lost a special lady.  She was always there to help you.  Always smiling.  So very talented. I am fortunate to own several of her painted pieces. She had so many wonderful stories she shared about her life.  And man could she do some cooking.  You never knew what she was going to experiment with next.  She would take a recipe and make it her own. Here she is making a beautiful strawberry tree for one of our parties at the shop.

She loved experimenting with all kinds of art medium.  Some she liked and some she didn't have to do again.  Always wanting to learn more.

She will be missed around our craft tables.

Her son Tony posted this information:

We will celebrate mom's life at Mikesville Presbyterian Church at 10:00 on Wednesday the 12th of November. Mom loved her church family, her crafting family and her dulcimer family so please join us. Also, in lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is requesting donations be made to Mikesville Presbyterian Church.

 Smiles 'til I see you.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Special Day - November 6, 2014

Just a quick update on our second layout for next weeks class.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Trouble - November 4, 2014

Election day.  Hope everyone voted.  It is important.  I voted last week. 

This week is our card class week.  Next week we have our layout class.  Soooo here is our first layout.

Those little trick or treaters are so much fun.  And oh so cute.

Have a great evening.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hero - October 25, 2014

Man it has been a busy week.  Had the Blitz last weekend.  Visited some friends in Georgia.  Prepared two cards for card class this week. Helped decorate a trunk for Trunk a Treats. Had to go buy a new washer.  That was enough to do me in.  Then cranked out two layouts.  Ok, it is time to crash.

But first our second requested layout.

Have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Ready for take off! - October 25, 2014

Here is our first layout for this week's class.  It is a request.

Have a great day.  Better get back to the second requested layout.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October 18, 2014

/What beautiful weather we have been having.  I could really get used to this. 

I need to reschedule our card class for next week.  I will have class on Wednesday and Thursday.  Just let me know which day you can come. You can come either day. 

Have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Party On - October 14, 2014

What a wonderful weekend.  We celebrated my brother's birthday.  It was a biggie.  Lot's of family fun.  Funny stories.  Bonfire. Low Country boil.  Laid back weekend.  Now gotta get moving with projects for this week.  Our first project is for Thursday's layout class.  Guess what the theme is.....

These are my brothers and their sons.  There is a story behind the shirts but I was s,art enough not to ask any questions.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Remember When... - October 7, 2014

Oh my stars... this is October.  Lovin' this cooler weather.  Hard to believe there is Christmas up in the stores.  Can't we enjoy the wonderful Fall colors first.  Don't get me wrong. I love Christmas.  It is my favorite time of the year.  But I do enjoy all those rusts, and reds, and yellows first.

Next week we have our layout class.  If you can imagine I have the first layout ready.  Oh my!!!

Have a great week.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Friday, September 19, 2014

September 19, 2014

Just a quick note to remind you the Card Blitz today and tomorrow.  For those two days we will have a special sale.  Paper packs, card packs, Rub-ons/transfers, and punches will be 50% off.  Two days only the single sheets of paper will be 10 cents a sheet.

Have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Best of Times - September 6, 2014

Holy Moly!!!  The rain is trying to get us out of our dry spell all at once.  I have little streams running through my yard.  Good day to stay in and get caught up on some craft room organizing. What!!!!! 

Here is our second layout for this week.  The class is on Tuesday.  The was my Mother-in-law's 70th Birthday party.  She just turned 96.  Where have all those years gone???? 

Have a wonderful day just chillin'. 

Smiles 'til I see you.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

All About Me - September 3, 2014

The count down is on for that cooler weather.  By the end of the month it will be Fall.  I have noticed my nasty trees have started to turn yellow.  That means they will be falling and piling up.  Yuck!!!  but that also means cooler weather.  Yeah!!!!!

I have been busy with cards and layouts.  Trying to get everything ready before I leave to visit my 96 year old Mother-in-law.  The Blitz is ready.  The cards for the week of The Blitz are ready.  Now I have the first layout ready for next week.  The schedule for the next couple of weeks will be a little different.  Next week is layout class on Tuesday.  Then card classes will be Wednesday the 17th and Thursday the 18th.  The Blitz will be the usual. Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th.  Layout class again on Tuesday the 23rd.  Then cards on the 30th and October 2nd.  Whew!!!  Tired just thinking about the next couple of weeks. 

Well here is our first layout for next week.  It is the male version of our girly 'Uniquely Me' page.

I think it is nice to have some info for your family.  I think about all lost information we never learned from our parents.  You just don't think about asking them questions.  We take it for granted that they will always be there.  But if you put it down on paper it will be there to remember.

Better get some rest before that Thursday card group.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Uniquely Me - August 23, 2014

My goodness it is stinkin' hot these days.  Can't even get a fresh breath without thinking your head is in the oven.  I feel for those supporters walking at the elections office.  Hopefully there were enough volunteers to keep rotating. 

This week we have layout class.  Here is our second layout for the week.  We always do layouts about everybody else.  We don't do layouts about ourselves.  This week we are.  Dig out those old school pictures and let's make some history for our families.

Have a save weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Water Fun - August 17,2014

My goodness I can't believe August is already at the halfway point.  I have been hearing that there is cool weather up North.  Some places have experienced temps in the 30's.  WOW!!!!

I have been so proud of myself for getting my projects done early.  But I have found that they were done early but I forgot to cut a piece here and a piece there.  So this time I am going to count every piece twice before putting them in the bag.  ;-)

Well anyway back to the purpose for this post.  The layout for our August 28th class.  Here is the first.

I have added another card class for next week.  There will be cards on Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10:00 am.  Then on Wednesday we will have an evening class at 6:00 pm.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

August 12, 2014

This weekend is the Blitz!  Yikes!  I thought it was next weekend.  Better finish up those other two cards.

This weekend is a special sale.  Sale will be from 10:00-1:00 on Friday and Saturday.  Paper will be $.20 sheet. Stamps are 50% off. Stencils are 50% off. Stickers are 50% off. This does not include the merchandise already marked down. There will be other things on sale.  So drop in and grab a bargain.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What's Cookin? - July 22, 2014

Finally finished the second layout for this week. 

Gotta get to bed.  Been a long day.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, July 21, 2014

What a Day! - July 21, 2014

Gosh!  I can't believe it is the middle of July.  This is our first layout for this week. 

This is a short post.  Gotta get this layout cut and the second one designed.  Whew!!!!

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July - July 7, 2014

Just a quickie.  I finished the second layout and wanted to post it so everyone can get their pictures ready for Thursday's class.

Have a wonderful evening.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kitchen Time - July 2, 2014

Oh Boy!!!  Here it is July.  Halfway to Christmas.  Already have a named storm out in the Atlantic.  The temperatures are boiling.  Today the heat index is supposed to be around 106.  Time to stay indoors with the AC.  We still have a couple mores months of Summer.  I'm thinking ...Yikes!

Tomorrow we have a card class.  That is the schedule for July.  All classes will be on Thursday except our Blitz.  Next Thursday is our scrapbook layout class.  Guess what.....the first one is here.

Kids love to help in the kitchen.  These two enjoyed their 4 eggs apiece.  Not only did they enjoy cooking their breakfast they enjoyed every last bite.  They are growing boys.  ;-)

Gotta get the next layout ready.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Friday, June 27, 2014

June 27, 2014

My goodness town was crazy today.  I guess Summer travel has begun.  Plus there is a Softball tournament in town this weekend.  I never thought I would consider Lake City traffic heavy after living down South.  Geez Louise!!!  Am I getting to be more like a hermit.  Liking to stay out in my little neck of the woods? 

Seems as though a lot of you are going to be doing some traveling the month of July.  I am considering doing on card class a week.  Leaning towards a Thursday class.  Just let me know how that works for you.  Call or text me.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Time to Celebrate. - June 24, 2014

Last year we had a wonderful family reunion.  It was a time of meeting people for the first time and getting reacquainted with others we had not seen in many years.  It was like there had not been that time between visits.  The kids just jumped right in and had a great time. Our time together was a blessing.  So, I share with you a few pictures from that weekend.

Better get ready for bed.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, June 23, 2014

A Day @ - June 23, 2014

Wow!!!  What a thunderstorm we had yesterday.  That lightning was crackling it was so close. Finally, the weather shut down our electric.  So I didn't finish up the layout until this morning.  Here it is layout #1.  Having fun at a museum.

It looks like a day to stay in and get that other layout finished.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

June 22, 2014

Had a great weekend of making cards. The ladies did great.  We didn't go too late.  But you know we don't always click right along.  There is some visiting going on.  It is always fun.  Missed a few ladies who could not be there this time.  Hopefully they were having some fun.

This week is our layout class.  We will be doing that on Thursday.  Then Friday is our visit to do cards at the assisted living home. I wonder which card we will do?????

Watched a little baseball after The Blitz.  One of the kiddos was in an All Star Team playing in a tournament this week.  He plays catcher.  I don't see how he manages in this heat with all that he has to wear.  Saw some good catching and some good hitting.  They did not win.  But they seemed to be having fun.  If they had won they would move up to the next tournament in South Florida over the 4th of July weekend.  Sorry they lost but glad they don't have to play in that July heat.

I feel like playing hooky.  But!!!!  I better get to my layouts for the week. 

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

June 14, 2014 - Happy Birthday!!!

Today is my Mother-in-law's Birthday.  She turns 96.  Up until recently she has been living in her own home and cooking for herself.  Earlier this year she fell and broke her hip. She had surgery and is doing amazingly well.  But for safety she is living in an assisted living home. 

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Coolin Off - June 6, 2014

It is that time of year when you try anything to beat the heat.  Popsicles, watermelon, or cool splash in the water.  Now that school is out there is going to be a lot of this going on. And that just about covers our next layout for this next week.  The class is on Tuesday morning.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Smile 'til I see you.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

80 & Sunny - June 4, 2014

Since I am on track with the right week and the right class.  Next week has to be a layout week.  And if you can believe it.... Here is the first layout.

Off to enjoy a golf cart ride.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2, 2014

My goodness the year is halfway gone.  It is a good thing we started on those Christmas cards early.  Before you know it December will be here.  Guess we have hit the official hot weather season.  I was at the ball bark on Saturday watching some baseball games.  Oh my gosh!!!.  How these kids play in that heat is beyond me. I was sitting and the heat was getting me.  Those guys are suited up and running!  The teams were in playoff mode.  So that means one group of the youngest players were playing back to back games. Geez Louise!!!  After that second game the youngest of the players joined me for a quick cool off at Chic-fil-A.  Yep, it was a fun outing.  He topped his meal off with a 'high' ice cream. It was good. Finished to the last. Then a little playtime and back to the field.  His older brother was playing.  But on the way we had a little pit stop for some Skittles and an icee. His brothers game started at noon and he plays catcher. I can't imagine how hot he was in that gear.  It makes for a rough day for parents and grandparents.  One set of grandparents had two games going at once.  Two grandsons two different fields. What a commitment to get these guys to practice and games for a whole season of play.

This week is card class.  Yep, I am on track this month.  If you have a paper piercer and mat, please bring them to class. If you have a foamy mouse pad and push pin it will work.  I will have a piercer and mat you can share.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

You've Got The Moves - May 25, 2014

I know I often secretly dance to the music.  Our second layout shows four kiddos enjoying some free form moves. 

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Good Job! - May 24,2014

Well I think I have my class schedule right.  This week is card class.  Just kidding!!!!  It is layouts for sure this week and here is our first layout.

It is that time of year when the kids get those softball/baseball awards.  Thank goodness some of the games are over for these poor kids and parents who have to sit or play in this heat.

Better get back to work on the next layout.  Ya'll have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014

Paper... We all need more paper so we are having a paper sale.  $.20 sheet or 6 sheets for $1.00.  Come get it while supplies last.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

May 6, 2014

I did it again!!!!  Those darn 5 week months get my schedule all wonky.  This week should have been cards not scrapbook.  So our new schedule will be:  Scrapbook on the 8th and 29th.  Cards on the 13th, 15th, 20th, and 22nd.  Blitz will be the 16th and 17th.  Cheez Louise!!!

Smiles 'til I see you.  Hopefully on the right day.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4, 2014 - Friends

Hope ya'll are enjoying this glorious day.  I love it!!!  Nice breeze, beautiful
sunshine.  What more could you ask for????

The second layout for Thursday's class is about having a 'Best Friend'.

Have a great evening.  I am gonna chill for awhile.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

May 3, 2014 - Easter

I cannot believe the water that I keep seeing on photos from the panhandle.  They received theirs all at once.  But we have some water in our area that keeps accumulating.   Our rivers keep rising and all the low areas are filling up.  The pond across the road from me is up over a dock but has not overflowed the road yet.  I say yet because it is gonna happen if we keep getting rain. Just keep your heads dry and eyes open for those snakes and flooded roads.

On to more fun stuff.  This is our week for the layout class.  So here is our first layout.

Kids are so much fun. Including big kids.  Like my brother.

Oh my gosh!!!  It is raining again.

Off to finish the second layout.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

My Stars!!!  May 1st already.  Hope everyone is safe with all this weather going on.

Just a quick note to let you know there is a yard sale in Callaway this weekend.  Lots of goodies but there should be lots of crafts.  The person having the sale has taught classes at the shop.  The time is Friday and Saturday from 8-2.  The address is 162 SW Lexington Ct.  You know me ... you can never have too many toys to play with.   So get your shopping shoes on and check out the sale.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Cousins - Happy Easter - April 20,2014

Happy Easter!!!  Hope you have a wonderful day.  looks like the weather is going to cooperate.  No rain.  A little on the cool side.  No snow.

Finished the second layout after finally after starting all over.  Do you just have one of those hair  brain ideas that does not work.  Yep.  Back to the drawing board.  But finally here it is....

Ya'll have a Blessed day.  I'm off to go egg hunting.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Precious Moment - April 19, 2014

Happy Easter weekend.  Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend with family and friends.  Even with all the rain it is a joyous weekend.

Next week is our scrapbook week so I am posting our first page.  It is hard to catch little guys still and quiet.  What a precious moment when we do. 

Have a great evening.  I am off to finish the next layout.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

You Take the Cake - April 5, 2014

Such a wonderful day.  We even had a quick rain shower and the sun came back out.  There is a little breeze blowing. That helps it stay a little cooler. 

I talked to Mom Musto last night.  She was in a talkative mood.  She had me laughing.  She is getting used to her new digs.  Of course, she would like to have a bigger room.  But if she had a bigger room  she would not get out and about.  She says they have a beautiful sitting area.  So I told her she needs to go there more. 

Finished the second layout for this Tuesday's class.  Don't you just love how much fun kids have opening presents.  You never know how they will react.

Have a great weekend.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

I was reminded that The Card Blitz falls on Easter weekend.  I decided to move the Blitz up to the weekend of April 11th and 12th. Just call me or text me the day you plan to attend.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Chillaxin' - April 3, 2014

Well here we are in April.  Still having some nice cool evenings.  The days are starting to warm up fast.  The trees are budding. Maybe the last rain storm took care of all that pollen.  The azalea bushes are unbelievable. My Dogwood only has a few blooms left.  The Fig tree and Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are starting to fill out.  Loving this Spring weather.

Next week we have our layout class on Tuesday.  So here is out first layout.

Can't believe this little guy went swimming in March.  I guess when you are at your grandparents, they let you do whatever you want.  But I am sure his little teeth were chattering.  I can see my brother laughing now.

Enjoyed our class at  Stillwaters Assisted living home.  The ladies did a great job putting the bunny together.  I won't tell you what little Sis said when she saw the ziplock bag of little circles and ovals.
Hearing the sweet comments from the ladies as the Bunny came together with each piece they glued was priceless.

Gonna chill tonight to get ready for the matchbox class tomorrow.  Yikes!!!!!

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Long Ago - March 24, 2014

Finally finished the second layout.  Now I just have to cut all those pieces.  What was I thinking......

Oh well, it is good exercise turning that Cuttlebug handle.  All those fancy Spellbinders need extra rolling to cut them all the way.  Oh yes, I am using the waxed paper. 

Friday is our trip to the assisted living home.  I'm sure the bunnies will be hopping.

Have a great week.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Grandma - March 23, 2014

What a beautiful day today has been.  I have had the windows open and the breeze is blowing.  The windows were closed for that mini rain shower.  Still cold up North.  Expecting a storm to come through next week.  In the 30's today.  Thank goodness I am a Florida girl.

The Card Blitz was great.  The ladies had no problem getting each project done.  Lot's of visiting going on as usual.  :-)

This week we have our layout classes.  We do two layouts during the class.  So our first layout was a request.  Someone wanted a Grandmother page since we did Grandpa a couple of weeks ago.  I had some great Grandmothers.  Both were very unique.  So here are my Grandmothers.

Gotta get back to cutting out all those pieces. Then start the next layout.

Have a great evening.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

You're the best! - March 9, 2014

Did ya'll remember to Spring forward with your clocks last night?  I always love the way to help me remember which way the clock goes.  Spring forward and Fall back.  I started moving the clocks forward yesterday.  Dang!  I didn't know how many clocks we had.  But then as I worked on the second layout I kept saying my word it is way past my bedtime.  Then I would remember the 'real time'.

Been interesting around here the last few days with all the rain and cold.  Finally the sun came out and the temperature started rising. Yep, the blanket came off Pokey.  Boy was he a happy camper to have that warm sun on his back.  He is probably like me.  Those joints and cold weather don't mix.

I sat in my office working on layouts the last couple of days and have enjoyed seeing the wildlife.  Well, almost all the wildlife.  I saw a funny tail swish by my window so I got up and went to investigate.  Low and behold there was a pitiful looking fox after the cat.  We have a wild cat the we feed.  He, I say he because we can't get close enough to tell.  So we call him Tom or I just say here kitty when the food comes.  He often lays on the front mat waiting for his morning hand out.  Here is a picture of him drinking out of our fountain.
But I am getting away from my story. That fox was not the kind you picture with the fluffy red tail.  His tail had very little hair.  I am usually a softy for animals but our Tom comes first.  I had noticed how Tom would eat a bite and look over his shoulder.  Now I know why as I watched him run around the corner after Tom.  He came back around the front and started chasing the squirrels.  Then I lost track of him.  The next morning I didn't see Tom, but the fox was wandering the yard.  He finally crossed the street and laid on top of an electric box.  Went back to work on the layout. Spotted Tom later in the day sunning himself on the drive.  I put his food out.  He kept looking over his shoulder.  All of a sudden I spotted the shadow of the fox easing toward the front door.  Needles to say that Tom high tailed it out of there.  I opened the door and shooed the fox so he wouldn't chase Tom.  The fox went to the front of the yard and sat.  Then he slowly started back toward the house.  I clapped my hands and off he ran.  The last time I spotted him he was on the road way around the bend on the way out of the neighborhood.  I spotted Tom later laying in the lawnmower seat.  I guess the fox will be back but as of this morning Tom was again laying on the mat at the front door waiting on breakfast.

Here is our second layout for this week.  It is a wonderful thing to encourage kids.  It is really great to recognize children for their character.  My Great Niece received recognition for her character last week.  So our layout shows her participation in the day of recognition.

Boy, I must have gotten some good sleep to have such a long post today.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy - March 7, 2014

Geez Louise!!!!  I can't believe we are in March already. The weather the last few days let's me know Winter is still here. I can't seem to get warm.  The wind and rain make it seem colder than it is.  I don't think it got any higher than 45 today if that.  It was still 41 at lunch time but that wind!!! BRRRRR.  Oh yes, and this weekend we get to Spring forward an hour.  Daylight savings time is officially here. 

This week is our week for layout classes.  I know this every other week can get confusing.  The first layout is full of 'HAPPY'.  Such joy on these little faces.

Guess I better finish cutting all those pieces.  Yep gonna count and recount.  Don't want to forget any little piece this time.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Let the Good Times Roll! - February 24, 2014

Here it is Monday again.  Boy, those weekends fly by.  And this last weekend was pretty wet.  Nothing to do but stay inside and be creative.  Oh I guess I could have curled up and taken a nap.  The would have been nice.  Oh well lots of things to get done.  Layout class this week and our assisted living group. 

Our second layout for the week is ready.  Having fun!!!

Better get everything cut.  This time I am cutting and recounting to make sure I cut everything.  Lately I have been missing one item.  The ladies have been so good and patient with me.

Smiles  'til I see you. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vroom! - February 23,2014

Boy, was I surprised this morning when that rain moved in.  We are just having some crazy weather this Winter.  With all this rain our lawns are going to be popping soon.  I know all that pollen is falling all over the place.  Every time I think I should wash my car, here comes some rain.  Oh well what's a little dirt. 

We have scrapbook class this week.  Oh my!!!  But I have one page done.  Can you believe that.  The first layout shows kids having some fun.  Love it!!!  It makes me happy when I see the joy on their faces.

Enjoy your day.  I am finishing the second layout.  Something about letting the good times roll????

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

True Love - February 9, 2014

This week we have Valentine's Day on Friday.  So our second layout is all about love.

Have a great Sunday.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Grand Pa - February 8, 2014

Boy, have we had some cold weather or what.  Even with all this cold weather we have had a yard full of beautiful Cardinals.  I guess compared to further North we are warm.  Yesterday and today looks like it could snow it is so overcast. Oh well, give me the cold any day.  Hot weather is what I don't like.

My 95 year old Mother-in-law fell and had to have a hip replacement.  She had a brief stay in the hospital and is now in rehab.  She is in great spirits and is doing well.  This fall scared her and she has decided to go to an assisted living facility.  Now I won't worry about her falling down the attic or cellar stairs.  So glad she had a panic button.  She had the paramedics there in no time.  Her biggest worry was that they had to break the door to get to her.

Our first layout for this Thursday is about those special people in our lives that bless us so much.

Here is a Great Grand Pa and two adorable little stinkers.   :-)     Love them!!!

Have a great day and I am off to work on the second LOVELY layout.  That is a little hint.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Picnic - January 26, 2013

My goodness we are having a Winter this year.  Naturally, this cold weather stresses our heating system.  Ours has been freezing up and our repair man can't get to us until Monday morning.  So....I have been bundling up during the day.  The nights aren't a problem because I sleep in flannel and all those covers get pretty warm.  Hopefully, it will get fixed before the next blast hits.

Here is our next layout for this week.  Having a picnic is a so much fun.  But you do have to share with the those pesky little bugs.  And right now it is too darn cold for an outside picnic.

Stay warm and have a great week.

Smiles 'til I see you.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Winter Fun - January 25, 2014

Hopefully I will not have a problem with my blogger like I did the last time I tried to post.  Maybe, I have given their team time to get things corrected.

This week is layout week.  This is our first layout. BRRRRRR!!!!  Cold.

Have a great evening.  Have to get back to the other layout.  Something about ants.......

Smiles 'til I see you.

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