Tuesday, October 5, 2010

No I did not drop off the face of the Earth, But it was a close call :)

Hello long lost Bloggy Land Friends! I have missed you all so very much! I love to read about your lives and being inspired by all your super ideas! I feel like you all are my friends and family. (But not in a creepy way) But I have really had the month from h#$%! It has been so crazy! But I wouldn't trade it for the world! although I feel like I am missing a major piece of me! So I am stepping it up and making some me time a priority! To start with I will try to read as many as I can of the 1000+ posts waiting for me on Google reader and then off to crafting I go yay! I have so many great ideas in my head and can't wait to share! I LOVE Fall and can't wait to start making some fun things! I also can't wait to share some fun Thanksgiving ideas and crafts. And don't even get me started on Christmas :D I am so happy to be back with all you amazing people! Love you!

Friday, August 27, 2010


So still no crafty posts yet. But I'm starting to get that itch! I LOVE fall and have lots of cute crafts I want to do. I did organize my kids DVDs and am really happy with how they turned out so I thought I would share a few pics...



Monday, August 16, 2010

Maddie's 1st day of school!

Hi! I am feeling much better today! YAY! Maddison had a pretty good day at school. She still wants to be home but at least says school wasn't THAT bad. :) I take it as a compliment that she isn't sick of me by the end of summer :P Anyways for the 1st day of school we always do a 1st day gift. This year I tried making the kids Schultuete school cones. (I gave Braden his early. I knew he wouldn't want to wait) It's a tradition in Germany. The kids loved them!

Maddie's 1st day outfit! She picked it out herself this year!

Maddison and her 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Winegar

And of course you can't forget the most important part! The 1st day of school cake! (we have done this every year since pre-school) Braden helped me decorate it this year!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Feeling Blue

Not my most fun post tonight. So you can skip right on by if you want. Sorry! Hoping to be happy and upbeat tomorrow. It's the night before my daughter starts school and I am feeling so sad tonight :( I can't quite decide the reason. I have a few...
- Summer is done
-She is getting so stinking big! It kills me how fast she is growing up
-She keeps begging me to stay home
-I am going to miss her so so much
I'm so sorry to be complaining but I just needed a place to get it out. Hubby is asleep and I'm feeling a bit lonely so I thought I would spill it out here. If you read thanks and I promise not to moan and groan for a while again... I do feel a bit better now. Maybe I will go get the fun things ready for tomorrow stay tuned I promise to share pics.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What's in My Bag?

While doing some blog reading I stumbled across a post at Love Stitched where she shows us what is in here bag and asks us what is in ours. I thought this sounded like fun! So here you are... I have everything I could ever want or need in here!

The coolest thing I can tell you about my purse is that it has divided sections inside! They are amazing! It keeps my purse clean and everything easy to find. It is a Butler bag. For the longest time I had one on my wish list but they are super expensive. (Check out their website- you will drool!) But then one day I read somewhere they sold a line at KMart (I know crazy!!!) so off I ran (that day) and bought this one for around $20! I love it! I have always been a purse person, changing my purses daily but now I can't bear to use any others.

Hoo Are You?

Gosh I am so sorry I haven't been posting much lately... I have 2 more weeks of summer left with Maddie so we are really trying to get the most out of them! But I did want to play my favorite bloggy game of the week!
It's Hoo Are You hosted by Night Owl Crafting...


Here are these weeks questions...

1. What is your natural hair color?

Kind of a darker blond color

2. Which do you prefer, sunrises or sunsets?

Def Sunsets. I hate waking up early so Sunrises are a no go for me!

3. What is the first thing you notice about people?
Probably their faces in general. Smiles and eyes and such!

4. Do you prefer talking or texting on your cell phone?

Definately talking! I think texting can be misinterpreted easily...

5. What size of shoes do you wear?

8 or 8 1/2 depending on the shoe.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's Raining! It's Pouring!

Today we had a down pour! It was raining hard for about an hour. It was also still 90+ degrees. So what do you do? Go outside and play in the rain of course! I LOVE summer storms!


Hi! Sorry to go missing! Me and the fam decided to go on a spur of the moment trip to Price, UT. To visit my hubbies family. We visited, relaxed and ate lots of good food. We also took a drive up Spring Canyon which is full of old mining towns. Here are a few pics I took. I feel nice a rejuvenated!

And here is one of all the grandkids that went with nana!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Felt flower clips

Here is a little craft love for you all... I am so sorry I have been slacking. These are quick, easy and cute!

They are pretty self explanitory but I thought I'd go through the steps real fast...

I cut out three circles in different sizes and a couple of leaves from felt. Then just glued them to a hair clip and stick on a button. SO easy! And will be so cute for back to school!

My exciting weekend....

I had someone back into my car last Saturday.

Boo hoo...

Guess What???

I Found my Camera!!!!!! (I love this camera by the way, it takes a pretty good pic and almost calms down my need for the Nikon DSLR camera I want sooo bad...)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Hoo Are You?


1. Do you sing in the shower or car when no one else is listening?
I love to sing in the car! The kids now join me!

2. Do you have a nickname you go by now or growing up?

Well, Renae is technically a nickname my legal first name is Leslie and Renae is my middle name. I have gone by Renae since 5th grade

3. Do you speak another language?
Not really, although I took french for 6 years in school.

4. Where is you favorite vacation spot?

Anywhere warm! I love the heat!

5. What do you cook the most for dinner?

I love to cook anything Italian. It is in our menu at least 1-2 times a week!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Savings Jars

Please excuse my pic quality. Had to take it on the phone. My camara has gone missing :( Anyways it's an easy craft for today. I have been busy with PTA meetings the past 2 days. School is starting for the other tracks at our school on Monday. (Can't Believe it!!!) I took a couple of Peanut Butter Jars and covered them with scrap book paper and cut out some initials on my cricut. We are going to use them to put the kids savings in for souviners from our trip this fall.

New Sig

Just wanted to let you all in on my new knowledge of the blogworld!
I now have a signature! I feel so geek chique!
Thanks for the tutorial Design it Chic!

Wordless Wednesday

Ok I am cheating I have to say a couple words... This was after our childrens parade. Maddison wanted to give me a break and pulled the wagon home! So Sweet!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Hoo Are You?


Here are this weeks questions!
1. Have you ever broke a bone or anything on your body?
Not really. Unless you count toes, I think I have broken each toe several times when I used to dance.

2. What is your favorite drink?
Probably Water. I know kind of boring but it can taste oh so good!

3. When is your birthday! You don't have to tell the year you were born!
June 30

4. Do you have an allergies?

5. What is one of your all time favorite movies?
Fools Rush in is my all time fave movie!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Maddison likes to ride her bike!

Today Maddison conquered her fear of riding her bike without training wheels! She has been ready for while but has been afraid. Well today she decided it was time. She was off and riding within an hour of taking them off! I am so proud of her! Good Job Maddison!

She's so excited!

Daddy helping her get started.

She's doing it!!!

Still a little bit nervous

By the end she was too tired to ride home. She she hitched a ride with Braden and one of his "girlfriends" in the wagon!