Hey everyone!

Ok, it has come time to say goodbye to WordPress. It’s great, for a free blog and all, but it just isn’t cutting it anymore. I’m very disappointed that you can’t embed java script into this thing and it’s very limited in how much you can customize it. So, I’m returning to Typepad. (Typepad, can you ever forgive me!!) I’m in the process of importing my old Typepad blog and this WordPress blog onto my new blog. I know…I’m ridiculous.

Anywho, the new address is:


It’s not linked to my site yet, so you have to go there separately. Hopefully I’ll have that done in a couple of days! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Ciao!


Hi diddly ho neighbors!

Sorry I haven’t been around all that much. Been busy busy, as usual! I have a new Quick Page album and I thought I’d have a wee contest! You can win it before it even goes on sale!

This sweet little album is made using my Monkey Do kit, but there are a few extra goodies tucked in here that you can’t get with the kit!

So, here’s the deal:

All you have to do is leave a comment here with a funny story about someone you love, or even yourself! It doesn’t have to be embarrassing, but if you wanna lay it all out on the table, I won’t turn down a good laugh! 😉

So, leave your little story in the comment section by Midnight EST on Friday August 8th, 2008 and I will put everyone into a drawing for the album. One lucky runner up will win my Monkey Do kit. 🙂

And since previews don’t really do an album any kind of justice, here is mine. I hope you like it!


Ok, this was just way too funny to redo. This is totally me trying to be somewhat normal and getting sabotaged by the Noodle.

I love how she says “oopsy daisy”

So, that was my morning in a nutshell. 🙂 Apparently I am still way too loud. How do people get their videos to sound so good? With no white noise? UGH. Ok. Gotta run! Lots to do today!

Ok, apparently I have a bit of a Southern accent. Once a Texan, always a Texan, I guess. 🙂 I really don’t know what compelled me to do this video. It’s kinda long and I think I was just rambling. I love how at the end I managed to say “I think I’m gonna cut this short.” Yeah, right! What a windbag! 🙂

Also, I talk really loud and I can’t edit the thumbnail image. Go figure. 😉

Thanks to the lovely ladies who participated in my little blog challenge! I loved seeing your layouts! 🙂 I’m emailing all of you a GC code for my store. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂

And I just love what my CT is doing with this kit. 🙂

And one by me 🙂

Thanks for stopping by! I’m feverishly working on another kit and I’m hoping to finish a QP album with Monkey Do. Be on the lookout for it! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend! Ciao!

Today is absolutely gorgeous. I sent the older girls outside to play in the shade in our backyard. It was so quiet that I felt compelled to go outside and check on them and make sure they were still on our street. You know how kids are. And mine really like to wander. 🙂

Well, to my surprise, they were exactly where I told them to be and they had made a little camp, complete with bouncy balls, a hula hoop and rocking chair. They looked so incredibly sweet that I snuck back inside and grabbed the camera.

This is how I like my girls to be. Though, they’re hardly ever like this these days. Usually they’re screaming at each other, fighting over some ridiculously unimportant toy, or writing “you smell like poo” on each other’s notebooks.

I have to cherish these moments of sisterly companionship and relish every second of them.

I think I can already hear them tearing each other’s hair out now…


Hi all!

I’ve been busy, busy today! I actually created a kit from start to finish in 1 day! It’s been ages since I’ve been able to do that. I also made a quickpage and a template, too! 🙂 But most of the credit belongs to Liz. She’s such a great friend and motivator, that I really wanted to finish this and justify her enthusiasm and energy when it comes to my designs. I’m lucky she’s my friend! 🙂

You can find them all HERE in my store. 🙂

And, of course, I think we should have a bit of fun with this! So, let’s scrap about our little monkeys! If you have kids, rambunctious pets, a crazy uncle, a beloved stuffed animal, or a hubby who’s 31 going on 13, this is the challenge for you! All you have to do is create a page (or anything else!) about a silly monkey in your life and then post a link for me here in the comments. I’ll pick 3 winners and they’ll all receive a $10 gift certificate to my store! (You can also use my new QP! That counts, too!) 😉 Deadline is Friday, 25 July, at midnight.

Happy scrapping! Ciao, all!

While our dear friend, Kerri, was visiting a few weeks ago, she took a bunch of little video clips and tons of photos of all of us. Well, she compiled them into the cutest little video! I just had to share. Enjoy a bit of our craziness! 🙂

It seems my blog posts get fewer and farther between! I guess that’s what happens when you have a busy summer! 🙂 My father-in-law is visiting now and he’s been here for a week and a half already. He leaves on Friday and we have been trying to fit in as much fun stuff as possible. 🙂

Here’s a quick recap:

Went to Stamford and walked around downtown. Found a pretty little picnic area and we fed the ducks.

Then Colin took his dad and the older girls to an air show over the weekend. They had a good time. 🙂

Then while we were driving around yesterday, we dropped some broken appliances off at the recycling center/dump and I found this little tea set in a box. They keep they furniture, toys, and random stuff at the front and you can pay to haul it away. I bought a solid wood coffee table with drawers from them previously. All it needed was some soap and elbow grease. The kids use it for their coloring table now. It’s perfect! So, anyway, this little tea set was only 1 pound. 🙂 Gotta love that. I brought it home and scrubbed and polished the heck out of it.

Noodle has not stopped playing with it. And she cries when she can’t find it.

A very happy Noodle.

Other than that, we’re just hanging out, enjoying my father-in-law while he’s here. Yesterday was Colin’s birthday and tomorrow is my FIL’s, so we’ve had and are going to have lots of birthday cake and presents. 🙂 It’s been a good couple of weeks. I hope everyone is doing well. Ciao!

Thanks, everyone, for the amazingly sweet comments! 🙂 I’m so glad you all like the mini kit! It is no longer available for download. But you can purchase it from my store for just $2.00 🙂

I used the random number generator at Random.org and the winning number is 37! I’ll be emailing you your GC shortly! 🙂

Thanks, again, for all your comments! 🙂 And I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

If you like to purchase the mini kit, you can grab it HERE at my Oscraps shop. Ciao, all!

Also, here’s a peek at a couple of layouts my CT made. Love these! 🙂

by Christine Newman (supertwinkle)

by Michelle Adams (rynonutmom)