Friday, October 31, 2008

Last Daily Download

I hope everyone had fun trick or treating, if you havent yet there is still time! Here is your last daily download for Dirt Covered Angel

First thing tomorrow morning my store will be open and Brownie Scraps so please, stop over and let me know what you think. I am super excited about it and cant wait. I will also be hosting a speed scrap at 3pm EST so come join in!

Don't forget, you have all of november to add Layouts to my gallery, and at the end of the month someone is going to win 3 kits of their choice for free!

Trick Or Digi Treating has begun!!!

First prize ( a 50 % off coupon to brownie scraps ) has already been won, but 2nd and 3rd are still up for grabs, plus every participant still gets the free full kit, and not to mention all the yummy word art candy!!

You still have plenty of time to join in!!! check the previous post for details and instructions!!! ( if you are here looking for a cat, you may have to go back to older posts than page one )

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lets get Back to Basics

So have you ever been scrapping, and just dont have enough papers in your color scheme to finish it out? Or maybe you have a favorite kit that you like to use, but you are out of things to use from the kit to make it seem fresh and new? Thats where this kit comes in. Sure you can scrap with it alone, but the best part about it is that it can fit with so many other kits that you already have, to stretch your scrapping supplies farther! Its got over 80 papers and over 130 elements!

Check out this layout I did of Bri from her party with it. It shows you a good selection of stuff in the kit, imagine those papers, but included in multiple different colors, and you have Back to Basics. Ive made you guys a quick page out of this layout. Its got over 30 ribbons, over 30 buttons, 20 eyelets, tons of stuff to keep you scrapping.

Don't forget, TODAY (FRIDAY ) you can go Trick Or Treating through all the brownie scraps designers blogs to pick up tons of word art for free! ( Start HERE )the first few to complete it win a coupon to the store, but everyone gets the Halloween kit for free for completing it. Then starting on Saturday, there will be challenges each day, and you get a free kit after you complete them. So that will be 8 full free kits you can pick up this week, just for doing a few simple things. 8 free kits! how cool is that? Then there will be random drawings from the gallery for more free stuff! So come join us! Here is the kit everyone gets

The contest to win any3 of my kits of your choice for free also starts on Saturday, so make sure to post your layouts made with my stuff to my gallery, so that at the end of the month you have the chance to win!!

Ok enough rambling from me. Here are your freebies, and good luck everyone on the hunt tomorrow! This is the last download for Brianna's Bouquet. I really hope everyone has enjoyed the daily sampler downloads.

One last thing. I want to do another sampler for you guys really soon ( probably next week ). So look through my blog at kit previews or wait till saturday when they go live in the store, and decide which you would most like to see a sampler from, then leave me a comment here. Whatever kit gets the most requests for a sampler will be the kit that I use for your next set of daily downloads. You all get to decide! Here you go, and Enjoy!

Back To Basics Quick Page

Brianna's Bouquet - Daily Download Link 10
Dirt Covered Angel - Daily Download Link 9

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Look what Eileen Made me!

Look what the incredibly talented Eileen of Leenie Lou Designs made me! Feel free to snag the Fan Of Blinky if you are a fan!! And while I am showing things off, here is a preview of the free reward kit for my day of the week of challenges next week at all you have to do to get it for free is come do my challenge on Tuesday, November 4th. Which is actually my anniversary, and my husband loves Pumpkin Pie so i chose that for the theme for my reward kit.

Ive also noticed that maybe 10 days stretches the sampler out for you guys a little to much, so I think for my next set of samplers i will probably make it 3 pieces a day for 3 days. What do you guys think?

And here are your links for tonight!
Brianna's Bouquet - Daily Download Link 9
Dirt Covered Angel - Daily Download Link 8

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

HUGE NEWS!!! Download Links and CONTEST INFO!

Alright, Ive got some great stuff for you tonight!! Those adds pretty much say it all. On halloween there will be a scavenger hunt starting on the brownie scraps blog that will lead you through all our blog, and youll get some free word art at each stop!! There will be a halloween kit given away for this also!

Then starting saturday and running all week long we are going to have challenges each day and every person that completes that days challenge will get a free mini kit! ( different kits each day, get them all ! )

Plus random winner giveaways for participating in the gallery. and speaking of the gallery, here is more news for you! I am going to have my very own gallery over at Brownie Scraps, it should be up sometime this week. And I am running a contest for the entire month of November. On December 1st i will pick out 5 of my favorite layouts made with my products ( freebies or bought kit, both count ) and will put those layouts up for vote. The winner will recieve 3 of my kits for FREE!!!! any kits of your choice, that have been designed by me. You can enter as many layouts as you want, as long as they are created with my kits. the 4 runners up will each recieve 1 kit of their choice for free. Hows that sound? ANd yes, Layouts completed for challenges at do count, and you earn brownie points for those layouts from browniescraps to buy kits in the store with, so thats like bonus free kits.

The main point is, hang around in November and you are gonna get LOTS of free stuff!

Here are your links for tonight
Brianna's Bouquet Daily Download Link 8
Dirt Covered Angel Daily Download Link 7

Phnemonia, Seriously?

One would think, that before one finds out they have phnemonia that they would atleast have a cough. Or something. But nope, Ive bee really tired the last few days thats about it.

But yesterday morning i woke up feeling like i had a snake around my chest and like it was being pushed on from the top of my shoulders, my back and my ribs. I was having trouble breathing, and I was getting progressively more dizzy.

So by lunchtime i was really worried, everything was getting worse by the moment. So I called the clinic, and got told to call 911. I called donnie, and had him drive me ( after coming home, waking up the napping children, and getting me ) to the ER.

One of the first things they did was put me on Oxygen, and that made a huge difference. Of course, like usually I am a hard stick and we had iv issues. I dont know why they didnt do a chest xray, but they didnt. they did some bloodwork ( which they had a hell of a time getting ) and a head ct, and gave me some ativan, despite me assuring them that i was NOT having an anxiety attack.

ANyway, the bloodwork showed a possibility of a clot, so now we needed an IV and a chest ct. It took the dr herself 4 tries to get an iv in but we finally got it, and the chest ct showed us phnemonia, and aparently pleurisy. So i feel like crap, and am going back to bed.

Supposedly im gonna feel great by tomorrow, well see i guess. Either way bear with me if links are a little late and what not.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tonights links

SOrry these werent sooner, we had a run in with the ER. Ill try and update more tomorrow.

Brianna's Bouquet Daily Download Link 7
Dirt Covered Angel Daily Download Link 6

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Newest Daily Download Links

Hope everyone had a great day, Here are your next sampler pieces!!

Brianna's Bouquet - Daily Download Link 6
Dirt Covered Angel - Daily Download Link 5

And I just want to take a moment and thank everyone for all the comments they have been leaving. It means sooooo much to me to go back and read them and see that people are enjoying this daily download thing, even if they are staying up way to late waiting for them - you know who you are **winks** **hugs**

Enchanted Winter Night

So last year at this time, we moved from Maryland where I had lived for all 25 years of my life other than college and a year in Virginia, to Arizona. So this year has been quite a climate shock to me, and I find myself really missing the crisp cool winter weather. Not to mention snowflakes and the way the world looks after a fresh snow. So I made this kit, inspired by my version of a snowy night sky. It is more than likely the only snowflakes I will see this year.

This kit was really fun to make, and there are lots of snowflakes, and sparklies to make some really neat layouts. I hope you have as much fun creating with it, as I did creating it. I'd also like to give a big thanks to, A lot of the snowflakes and textures in this kit were made with some great brushes from Stephanie's site. They are all free and you should definetely go check them out!

Here are some previews for you. This kit will be available in the Brownie Scraps store on November 1st. I will probably start some daily downloads for this kit, once our current sets of Daily Downloads completes.

***Trick or Treat! Click the Cat!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Today's Daily Downloads

Alright here is tonights new links for you, the ones from last night will come down in the morning, so if you havent snagged them yet make sure you do!!

*Links Closed*


Wow.... the party is officially over! and was a wonderful success. Not only Bri, but all her school friends seemed to have a great time, and my nice girl was back, which meant mommy even had a good time. All the other parents were also WONDERFUL about pitching in and helping, and the whole thing went off without a single hitch, other than Lucas getting scared on the Merry Go Round. I took a lot of great pictures, and hope to get them uploaded sometime within the next few days... but first I need to finish the kit I've been working on.

Of course as soon as we got home, Donnie informed me he got invited to go to a Madden Tournament at a coworkers house, and I was of course oh so thrilled that he was leaving to go do that after the busy week weve had. Ive got a lot of things to get done around here, and this kit i want to finish, and presents to get opened and put away, and just ugh! So when the kids woke up from their nap, i texted him, and asked him how much longer hed be, and he told me a while, but that he would come get the kids!

I am home ALONE!!! no kids! sure its not the time with Donnie that I was hoping for today, but he promised me that for tomorrow, which means right now, its just me! Its been MONTHS since ive been home without anyone else here. And its pretty nice if you ask me. In an hour ive managed to go try and pick up Don's uniforms ( stupid people closing early on saturdays! ) unload and load the dishwasher, wash a load of laundry, fold a load of laundry, clean our room where the puppy chewed stuffing out of something ( god only knows what ) put the curtains back up that she pulled down while in her kennel ( do you get the impression yet she manages to get destructive a bit while left in her kennel? ) open and put away all the presents, take out the trash left over from putting away said presents, take some pictures for some new textures for making kits , oh and make this post!

So I figure I should have atleast another hour left on my own, and then in about an hour after that we have to head out the door to watch Donnie play football. I am hoping with this time I might manage to get this kit finished, or at the very least make some more headway on it. Papers are done, I just need to finish the elements. All I will tell you about this kit for now is that it is going to be great for both boys and girls and its a little bit fun and a little bit classy and a little bit grungy all thrown together!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Good evening everyone, are you ready for your next download links?

I'll get to them in just a second, but first - some news. In one of the samplers between now and November 1st, there will be a coupon included in the folder with the download, for 25 % off all my products in the Brownie Scraps store, between Nov 1st through the 7th. I will include a coupon on a random day, without warning, so youll just have to look. The only thing for sure is that it will be there for 1 day atleast once in each of the two kits that are having samplers currently run. So keep Checking.

Here are your links! ** Links Closed **

*** Sorry about that ladies, the links should be fixed now and thanks so much for letting me know!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Next Daily Download

Sorry I am to tired after all this birthday business to think of a creative name. Fortunately after her party for her friends on saturday, her birthday will be officially complete and maybe ill get my nice little girl back. Here is hoping right?

Here are your links for tonight, the links for todays will stay up till morning, when I take them down. So you do have a little bit of overlap time between links, cause I don't want anyone to be left out.

**Link Closed

I hope everyone is enjoying building their samplers, and visiting each day. I know I love having you visit each day. See you tomorrow!

Gotta Love Brownie Points

So if you haven't been to Brownie Scraps yet, you really should get over there and check out the forums ( and all the great freebies ) We really have a great set of designers over there, and a great community.

We host a handfull of challenges each month, and you earn brownie points for all the challenges you complete! Then, at the end of the month, you will get a message with a Coupon for Brownie bucks, to buy stuff in the store with, anything you want! If you do all of them, you'll end up able to get a free kit or two each month! isnt that great?

You've got a week left to get over there and get them done! So pop on over, jump on it, and earn some brownie points! Plus there will be some new challenges in November, so make sure to come check them out!

My little Girl is FIVE! Pictures to prove it

Well my darling ( obnoxious ) little girl is 5 now, and very full of herself today. Here are the pictures and layouts to prove it. The layouts were done using the 2 kits that are in the last few posts.

Dirt Covered Angel ... Daily Download 1

Alright, here we go. Ive got the sampler set up for Dirt Covered Angel and have your first download ready for you! I hope you enjoy it, and remember, come back every day to pick up the next piece and you'll have yourself a free sampler!

I am also going to be putting a surprise inside one or two of the daily downloads, sometime between now and November first, so keep checking!

Link Closed******* Pick up the next days piece!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Dirt Covered Angel..... the brother kit

Well I am at it again, up late finishing up a kit. This is the boy version of Brianna's Bouquet. It took me a bit to figure out what the boy version of flowers and paisley was, but i finally settled on circles and stars and swirls. I also made the brown and green to compliment the pink and brown, so that if you are doing boy and girl pages, they will look great together. I really hope you like it.

I am going to do the daily download sampler with it just like Brianna's Bouquet, I am just to tired to organize it tonight. Tomorrow is Bri's birthday so I am not totally sure when I will get it up there tomorrow, but I will definitely have your first Dirt Covered Angel download up for you at some point tomorrow.

I've also been trying to decide if this and the pink kit should have just the paper pack/element packs available when they go live in the store, aside from only offering the complete kit. So if that is something you are interested in, be sure to let me know. I'd love to hear what you think of this kit, and hope yall have a great night.

Daily Download - Brianna's Bouquet Day 2

Here is your link for today! I will be taking Link 1 down in the morning, so if you havent gotten it yet, make sure to snag it! I'm also hard at work on the brother kit to this one, that is in greens and browns and styled very similar, so look for that to debut in the next few days!

**Link Closed - Pick up the current days piece!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Brianna's Bouquet Debut! Daily Download

Ok, so I couldn't sleep with this kit almost done. It was just stuck in my head and I needed to finish it. And if I am this excited and sleepless over it, I figure I might as well go ahead and share it with you. Although I do hope it does not leave you sleepless! I am calling it " Brianna's Bouquet "

To promote this kit, and to thank you for visiting my blog I have created a sampler for you out of this product. It is a ten piece sampler, 5 papers and 5 elements. Just enough to give you a taste of the kit, to be able to make a thing or two, and decided if you like it before you decide if you want to buy the full kit. And this sampler is completely free for you. The only catch is, that you've got to come back each day to download that days peice. Each link will only be available for about 24 hours. But thats it, keep visiting me, and get your free sampler.

Then if you like the sampler, come back on November first to pick up the kit. And I would really really love to hear your comments on what you think of it. I am excited about it, and hope you are too. I know this kit is pretty girly, I actually came up with the idea after buying my daughter a new shirt to wear for her birthday on thursday. Thats actually why its named after her, my almost 5 year old girl. ( wow where does the time go! ) Anyway, since this kit is girl oriented, my next kit will be boy oriented, and I promise I will share a sampler of that with you too, to be fair and all =)

Anyway, enough late night half asleep rambling from me, and onto your link!
****Link Closed **********

*** Edditing to add the fact that my 4shared went wacky and apparently started asking people for passwords for the main folder. Ive fixed that issue now, so hopefully everyone is now able to download. If you still can't, let me know. I will leave link 1 up some extra time since people had some issues. thanks again!

A Foiled Plan - new Freebie

I am not totally in love with this kit, but we were restricted to a specific color palate, and they just werent my colors, although i do love the teal. I dont hate the kit, its just not my favorite.

You can pick it up in the brownie scraps store this week, along with several other designer challenge free kits! and there are definitely some great ones this week!

Make sure you come back tomorrow, as tomorrow i will be posting a preview of the kit ( well one of them ) that will debut in the Brownie Scraps store on November first. After posting the preview for each of the 10 days between tomorrow and Nov 1st, I will offer up a piece or two of the kit for free, but the links will only be up for 1 day each, so you need to make sure you stop by and visit every day. If you do, you'll have yourself a nice little mini kit, and can then pick up the rest of the kit in the store if you chose to.

As a little thanks for stopping by, here is a Quick Page with A Foiled Plan, to go with your new free kit!

A HUGE announcement!! and an extra day to download

I just had to come share the great news. Starting on November 1st, 2008 my designs will be available at!! Is that cool or what?!?!

I am so super excited about this, you have no idea. And what does that mean for you? Samplers and Freebies! I am currently working on 2 great kits to debut in the Brownie Scraps store on Nov 1st, but As soon as they are done I will post sampler packs for you guys exclusively here on my blog! That way you can try them before they go live! Isnt that great? I sure think it is.

Also, because I am so excited about this, I am going to leave Seashore Fantasy up for 1 more day to celebrate. Consider it my gift to you! So come on back real soon and check, cause there will definitely be more freebies in the coming week!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Seashore Fantasy - I hope you Like it

I have been working on this kit for about a month now, so I am really happy to be releasing it today. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. I would love to hear your feedback and see what you make with it. Ive always been able to make stuff I liked. Its hearing that others actually like it too that makes all the time put into it worthwhile. This kit is broken up into 5 downloads, because it includes 34 papers.

These links to 4shared will be valid for 48 hours. After that I will put this kit up for purchase. If you snag it for free, and like it, I would greatly appreciate it if you send others my way. Thanks again!

In other news, Heirloom Romance is no longer available for free download, but is available for purchase. So many of you have said such wonderful things about it, and that means so much to me. I designed that kit to match my wedding photos, without being to wedding-y. If you missed it's free promotional period, I hope you like it enough to consider buying it. I think you will be very happy with it.

**** The Free download period for Seashore Fantasy Has passed, however I am very excited to announce that this kit will be debuting in the store on November 1st, so if you missed it, you can get it then!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Last One tonight, I Promise!

OK OK. Im turning photoshop off and heading over to watch some TV with Donnie. I mean it. Really... but tomorrow all bets are off. Here is one last layout tonight, also made with the kit that debuts tomorrow! Seashore Fantasy

Another Freebie, and some New Kit Layouts

Can you tell I am a little addicted to this new kit? Well if you can't... I am! I am just in love with the patterns and the colors and how it all fits together. That and I've had all these vacation photos to scrap, and now i've got the perfect kit to scrap them with, and no time like the present right? This first one, we went to Busch Gardens and Lucas got sick while we were there. 104 degree fever and all. It turns out after living in AZ for half a year, going back to all the allergens in Maryland was to much for his system.

We did manage to get a few smiles out of him that day though, and this was one of them. He was so happy I let him have my soda bottle.

The second one, we took a few days prior to that, while we were at Donnie's moms visiting, and we went minature golfing. The kids both had a blast, but did not want to let mommy get a picture of them together. Golfing was also after a morning on the beach, so I think they were both just worn out by then as well. Ive also made you another quick page from that layout, I just gave it a more generic title for you than the one I did for myself. Enjoy! And don't forget to come back in the morning to pick up the full kit!

Little Preview of Tomorrows New Kit!

Ok, so ive been busy busy busy all day. I set out to polish the kit that I thought was finished, that I decided wasn't. This kit is on the plan to be my next released kit, so of course I wanted it to be perfect for you guys! My polishing it doubled it in size! it is now 33 papers, and 45 elements! I really hope you love it as much as I do. I started it after looking at my beach photos, because I wanted something soft and sweet to go with them. Most Beachy stuff i see is bright and summer. And of course like all my kits, even though it is a themed kit, I want it to be versatile.

So anyway Its got a really cool beaded frame, some great patterns ( the patterns sorta went off on a new direction on their own, but i loved what happened, so I let them ). I really think you will like all the things I have put in this kit for you. And to give you a little taste, so that hopefully you come back and get the kit tomorrow, here is a teaser quick page for you. And tomorrow morning, I will put" Seashore Fantasy" up for free, for 48 hours only. So come see me in the morning!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Brand new Kit! " Heirloom Romance "

Ive been working hard the last few days on putting together a great new kit for you guys. Its dainty, but not to dainty. Blues and browns and greens. It will be great for any memories - kids, wedding, love. Its timeless. Or atleast I hope it is. I am quite fond of it anyway. 20 Papers, 48 Elements. 2 Quick Pages. You cant go wrong with this kit. Because I love it so much, I am putting it up for free, just for 48 hours. After 48 hours, the link for the free download will be discontinued, and this kit will be available by purchase only. Please, if you download it, leave me some love. And I really really hope you like it. If you make something with it, I'd love to see it! Thanks for looking!

*** The 48 promotional period for Heirloom Romance is over. I really hope all of you that downloaded it enjoy it and have fun with it. If you missed the promotional period, the good news is you can still pick this kit up . You can find it here - Heirloom Romance

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rescue Me - First For Sale Kit! ( and a great cause too! )

So I did it. I finished the Rescue kit that made me want to start this digiscrap designing in the first place. ( and i'm really glad I did cause i sure am having a lot of fun with it! ) I hope you like the kit as much as I do. Cause personally, I love this kit. I love the theme, and I love the rich colors.

Ive put " Rescue Me " up for sale on Ebay. ( thanks for the idea Carmen! ). Since Celebrate Baby isnt in the Brownie Scraps store anymore, I've put it up there also. So if you missed that one, you can get it there!

I will be donating $1 for every Rescue Me kit sold to Cold Wet Noses. I might end up donating more than that, but right now im trying to atleast break even on the commercial use stuff ive bought trying to get started on designing ( i just cant seem to make pretty bows without CU stuff yet ) So it will just depend on how many kits sell.

**Edited to add that these kits are no longer available on Ebay, but will debut in the store on November first!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cut them off! and new kit papers preview

previewrescuemepapers - Brownie Scraps Gallery
 So I've been working on a rescue kit, to eventually be sold to benefit our and possibly other animal rescue groups.
This is how far I have gotten on it, the papers.  My goal for this kit is to have it be generic enough to be used for any LO's that people want, and not have it be all animal related, while still keeping it somewhat animal/pet related, since it is to benefit a pet rescue.

In other pet news, Marigold got adopted today! She went home with a wonderful older lady that wanted a companion. Spunky ( yet calm well mannered Marigold and Spunky Granny I think are a perfect perfect pair and I couldn't be happier for the two of them.

On to my own darling pets. The whole family trooped out to the dog park tonight. Bella of course played and wrestled and had a good old time. Bennie on the other hand got to practice his stay amongst distractions the majority of the time. Apparently Bennie really doesn't like un-neutered male dogs and is quite willing to undertake a pissing contest with them. I mean who could blame him. Its like the other dog was up in his face saying " im more dog than you " and well, Bennie has an ego. He wont usually start it, but if he perceives they are even if they aren't, hell finish it. And hold a grudge.  So we practiced stay. And he did quite well.  Of course, this wouldn't have been necessary if people did the smart thing  and neutered their dogs.  I mean come on people! There are puppies dying every  freaking day. Over 100 some weeks at PACC. Do we really need more puppies from your mutt? Yes hes a cute mutt, but he still doesnt need to be  making puppies.  So cut those things off and do us all a favor.  He'll be cuter when he isnt trying to jump your fence like a frat house player looking for his next score. Or provoking fights with my dog.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pretty In Purple now in the Brownie Scraps Store! FREE

Its there! my challenge entry for the week, totally in purple!!! I love purple and stripes and flowers and thats what this kit is all about! and even better it is totally free! get it here !

I'm not slacking I promise!

OK OK, i know i haven't been writing. But ive been a tad busy. Over at SigShowcase we are a bit behind on the siggy making, so ive been trying to help catch up over there. My purple kit should go into the store over at brownie scraps this weekend, so keep checking!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Every Boy should have a dog

BoyDogsmall-1.jpg picture by dreamersmagic

So My little boy finally let me take some decent pictures of him. The last few months he really had gotten horrible about it. He was just so busy that standing still so mommy could take his picture just wasnt happening. Anyway, I got a few good shots this morning, and this one was my favorite.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Will this be the last?

I know, I know. That really isnt a healthy question to ask myself. But i Keep thinking it. I can't help it and believe me I have tried. I don't want to think it. I don't want to imagine it. It Can't be. Because he and I aren't finished yet. But what if we are?

He tells me he will be safe. That " hell just be doing comm stuff ". But what about what he sees, what about what he hears. What if he does come home to me, and he isnt him. Or worse, he doesn't come home.

Will this be the last time he celebrates Bri's birthday. Will he ever celebrate another birthday for Lucas. Our last ( and only second, even though we've been together so so long ) anniversary. God, we deserve more than two anniversaries. We've fought so long and hard to get here. May will be 2 and a half years since we got married, and by then we will have spent a year of that two and a half apart. How is that right? How is that ok? Doesn't anyone realize that he is mine and they can't borrow him? He is supposed to be here, being a dad and a husband. Not there. Anywhere but there. Here with me is where he is needed. I need him.

Will this be the last time he gets me sick? I'd stay sick for the rest of my life if it meant he got to stay here with me. And I am sick. Sick and tired. Sick with worry. Sick with this stupid bug he gave me after getting his stupid flu mist that has me up , awake and crying and unable to breath when I should be cuddled in bed next to him.

I can't bring myself to look forward to anything. Cause anything that happens brings us one day closer to when he will go. We figured out what Lucas is going to be for Halloween ( rocket from little einstiens ) and he is so excited, but I can only pretend to be excited that my baby is excited. And Bri is so excited about her snow white costume, and her upcoming party, and I can only pretend to be excited.

There were Christmas decorations in the store, and I don't want to see them. Cause when Christmas comes, its really over. It will be almost January. And January needs to not come. We need to skip from December to May. Cause if we dont he is going to miss Valentines day, and the anniversary of when we met, and his birthday, and Lucas' birthday. And Dammit that just is not supposed to happen. So the Christmas decorations need to just get put the frick away.

Flu shots and Pizza Parties

My husband had to go get the flu mist for work. He had no say in this. Obviously neither did I. And now, who is getting sick? You got it, me. My throat is sore, I'm starting to feel feverish, and stuffy. How is it that it always works out this way. If the kids are sick, I catch it and he stays fine. Of course, if he does get sick, the clinic here on base will get him in imediately. God forbid he be sick. Me? if i call not feeling well, or for anything i'll get told i can go to urgent care, or i will get a triage call back within 72 hours. Yeah. Right. And that is our oh so wonderful Tricare at work.

Of course, even with not feeling well, that doesn't exempt me from errands. Bri's birthday is in a few weeks and she wants a pizza party " like Mia ". So we went to Peter Piper Pizza today, and booked her party. Needlessly to say I have an excited little girl begging me every 30 seconds to help her fill out her invitations. Who cares that mommy doesn't feel good.

Donnie will be home shortly, and we are off to go get Halloween Costumes for the kids. So hopefully will have some good pictures later. Or a nap. A nap would be good to.

Like the elements and papers in my sig I did at the top of this post? You will be able to pick them up for free next week in the Brownie Scraps store. I'll throw up a link when it goes up. They were part of my challenge entry for this week.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I named Bethany's Kit!

So after I finished posting yesterday, I headed over to Bethany of Scrapin Daisy's Blog ( have you yet? you should !~ ) and saw she had a link up for her new kit, AND that I had won the contest for naming that kit! I got this wonderful huge kit for FREE for winning. And let me tell you, as someone that just scrapped her first layout with it, this kit is jam packed with all kinds of stuff! A albums worth of stuff! stars and stripes and circles and colors that are great for boys or girls! This kit can definetely be a staple in any digiscrappers diet. So go check it out here. I decided to scrap some older pictures of Lucas with it, from when we found a stray cat this summer. What do you think?

While I am sharing, let me show ya some photos of the great dogs we had out at Oktoberfest this weekend. My " other " kids so to speak.

This is Tex. Tex is a Sharpei mix and he decided it was naptime. I was really pleased how this one came out, cause i actually zoomed through the bars of his crate to get this one.
Tex takes a nap

Hmmm, this is gonna be a big post if i keep adding pictures isnt it? I will give you a slideshow! ( see told ya I was brilliant )