Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Math Workshop

I love going to Kim Sutton's Math Workshops.  Her way of teaching math is just so fun and I come away with so  many fabulous things to try.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday Morning

Every Saturday morning my mom stops in for coffee.  We always have a nice visit.  She used to be surrounded by grandkids who were either on her lap or snuggled beside her... now she is lucky if they are even awake before she leaves.  

Friday, February 24, 2012

Busy day today

I am so exhausted today... although now that I am at home I am getting a second wind and will be heading into the craft room.  Yesterday after school I found out that my room would be getting some new shelving, a smart board and the whole room painted but I had to be ready for Monday!  Luckily there was someone to take my class for most of the day so that I could get most of it done!  The students love being in their 'new' classroom, it should be fun... as long as it is not too long before we are back 'home'.

Now I didn't post a photo yesterday, kind of forgot but this is what I took.  I was putting my clothes away when I turn around to find something in my laundry basket... she is never too far from me!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Meeting Savannah

Meeting so many of my Stamping/Paper Crafting friends at the Pajama was definitely the highlight of trip.  I was very lucky to sit by Savannah O'Gwynn whose work I totally admire! She is so talented and sweet!  We called ourselves the non-coloring table as the room was filled with amazing copic/coloring artists and we are master paper piecers! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

No more braces

I went to upload pictures of my cards tonight and I found this picture on my camera.  Such a beautiful smile.  Someone is happy to have her braces off.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Busy, busy, busy...

This past weekend I was at a Scrapbooking Pajama Crop just outside of Seattle.  It was so wonderful of Jessica and her hubby to put up 12 of us for 3 nights!  We all had a fabulous time and I hope to go back every year.  

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rotisserie Turkey

So today I have 2 photos... makes up for some of those missed days ;)  Jason rotisseried a turkey today, it was so yummy!  Oh and along with cooking the yummy dinner... he cleaned up, now that I like!

Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Every year I try to cook up and freeze some pumpkin so that throughout the year I can make this Pumpkin Pecan Bread.  I make it more healthy by replacing half of the fat with cottage cheese and adding some ground flax.  (notice the well used, falling apart, recipe book) Such a yummy bread... often it is all I need on a busy morning. 

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Danica loves to make cupcakes so every once in awhile we have to go buy a mix and icing ...yep... all prepared stuff, easy bake... a girl after my heart for cooking ;)  and she goes to town.

Which for some reason then leaves me with this to go to town on ;)

Friday, February 10, 2012


When at home I am in my pjs and I always have my sidekick with me.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

14 Today

She is 14 today!  Although I was ready for another sleep ;) we took Danica out to Boston Pizza tonight for her birthday.  Then of course back home for some DQ ice cream cake.  Happy Birthday Danica!

Her birthday dinner.  She is growing up, she used to only order fries.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


is all I have been doing lately.  A rather fitting photo for today.  I missed yesterday of work, napped and was in bed by 8.  Today again I was home.  I had 3 naps and here it is 7:30 and I am trying my darnedest to stay up until 8 again... Just a note, the Cleo has been quite enjoying having me home.  She has slept beside me pretty much all day and is asking me to go to bed now.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Banana Choc Chip Muffins

So I am not the best baker out there.  I probably overmix my ingredients, don't measure exactly and often substitute this for that.... I would never win an award for the appearance of my baked goods.... but my kids love what I make and that in itself is the reward.  Yum, banana chocolate chip muffins.

Everyday Footwear

This is my footwear.  I wear these pretty much everyday all year long.  I do have a sandal type for the summer but throughout the rest of the year I can be found in these.  The butterfly ones are my 'slippers' as I have to wear shoes with support all the time.  The black patent are my wear with everything shoe.  Fashion Forward I'm not, but they are comfortable and since I am on my feet all day... running around after grade ones and being a stand up scrapper at night... comfort over fashion for me!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

My Desk Planner

Although I love my iPhone and all that I can do with it.  I could not live without my desk planner.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Hockey Night in Canada

I took this photo of Jason and Max watching hockey just before I kindly asked Jason and Mark  to head down to the 'man room'.   It was time to do some blogging, Facebooking, and Pinterest and I much prefer doing that in the quietness rather than listening to 'man talk' and a hockey game!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Can you see my card?

Photographing my cards and projects sometimes is difficult enough, especially in the winter when I can't get good outside shots.  Well this cat is always close to where I am.  When crafting she sleeps in her bed that is on my craft table.  While blogging she sleeps in her bed that is on my computer desk.  When on my laptop or drinking my tea in my living room chair she is on my knee.  When photographing my projects she... well let's just let the photos do the talking...