Friday, December 28, 2012


Ok, I am finally posting.  I hope to keep this up.

The picture is some of my favorite candy.   M&M Cherry Cordial....Yum Yum

Check out the stamping page for some new cards.  Hopefully later today, I will have some pictures of our first snowfall in Michigan.  I will also be adding a recipe for Red Velvet Cookies.

I hope everyone had and are still having a great Holiday season.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

I did what I was trying not to do.  That is I disappeared and didn't post anything.  I am so sorry.  I will do better from here on out.

Christmas was great around here.  Not what I planned but that is okay.  I just ran out of time.  Today, 
however was the perfect day.  We all just relaxed and enjoyed the day.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Hello.  I just knew over Thanksgiving I would post some, but it came and went so fast.  I can't believe Christmas is only four weeks away.

I do have a few new things to post.  Hopefully I will start posting regularly again.  I am off to get a few things organized so I can get a few things done.

Talk to you soon.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Three Weeks

I can't believe it has been three weeks since I have posted any thing.  I don't know where the time has gone.  I have been working lots of hours with no days off. 

I did manage to get all of my Halloween cards made and mailed.  I am now working on my Thanksgiving cards.  I had planned to mail them tomorrow but I don't have them all finished.  I have been sick with a stomach virus all week.  I am going to put in some major stamping tomorrow night and see if I can get them in the mailbox Saturday.

I don't have a picture to post today, but I am going to work on that and see if I can get some taken over the next few days.  I am sure I will have some over Thanksgiving.

I also will post my recipe for my Thanksgiving turkey. 

Since tomorrow is Thursday, I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Birthday Cake

Saturday, October 13th was my birthday.  Here is my cake.  A very dear friend made it for me.  I thought it came out really good.

Hope you have a good day.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Pages are working again

For some unknown reason, my page links quit working.  I went back in and redid all of the links and they are back working.

The rose here is one from my neighbor's rose bush.  I have seen so many beautiful roses this year.  There are more over on the photo page.

I think tomorrow I am going to go to one of the local parks and just take some pictures.  Hopefully there will be a new post tomorrow night.

I also started working on my Halloween cards and I have two new cards to post.  I think I will make a tutorial for one of them.  I have never written one so it should be interesting.  I am going to start with a picture tutorial.  I don't think I am ready to do a video tutorial yet.

I hope everyone is doing well.  And since it is already Thursday, I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Beautiful Weather

The weather here in Michigan has been beautiful.  Cool nights and warm not hot days.  I have been busy trying to get some things done.

I hate posting without a picture so I am using another one from Trestle Park.  I will be posting all of them on the photo page in just a few minutes.

I hope everyone has a great day or night which ever may be the case.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Checking In

Where did last week go?  It has been so busy since school started back. Between my two jobs, I haven't had a day off since Labor Day. 

I love to take pictures but I don't get as many chances to use my cameras since my son graduated from high school.  I am going to start taking at least one afternoon a week to go somewhere. 

This week I went to Trestle Park.  It was such a pretty afternoon.  The park has extensive walking trails.  I spent a half an hour just walking the trails.

The rose posted here is just one of the pictures that I took.  You can see more by going over to my photo page

Also check out my other pages for updates.  Please feel free to leave me any comments or suggestions.  It would be great hearing from you.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

All about my week

Hello everyone.  I hope you have had a great week.  My whole household are big college football fans.  We love to watch SEC football.  I think it is one of the toughest divisions out there.  Our favorite team is the University of Alabama.  Over the next few weeks, you will probably hear alot about Alabama.

We had our opening game last Saturday against University of Michigan.  We live in Michigan so this was a big game for us.  We went over to some friend's house to watch the game and have dinner.  It was a great night.  Needless to say, Alabama won.

Monday was Labor Day in the good ole USA.  I had the day off and it was probably the last day off for a while.  I didn't do alot.  My husband and I just relaxed and enjoyed the day.

Tuesday school started back and that meant back to work for me.  I am a cook at the local school (K-12), so we feed about 1200 kids lunch and 300 kids breakfast.  The first week is always hectic.  This year even more, because we have new federal guidelines.  You can read the basic guidelines here.  It looks good on paper but it is a lot of extra week and food.  So far, the kids have been very accepting so that helps.

I woke Friday with a migraine and it stayed with me all day.  Today and tomorrow I work my second job.  I have managed to find time to stamp so there are new cards to look at over on the stamping page and I also tried a new recipe.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Last Week of Summer Break

This is my last week of summer break.  I have alot I still want to get down.  But I have had a great summer and my migraines have gotten better.  I am really looking forward to getting back to work, seeing the kids and just getting a schedule back.

It seems strange to say that because my son, Bill, feels the same way every time he comes home for more than two weeks.  He left Saturday.  The house is quiet, even though he is usually in his room.  I miss him when he is gone, but I know he enjoys being out on his own.

I haven't been on the treadmill yet, so I guess I had better get on it.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Long week

This has been a really long week.  I spent two days at the doctor's office then, Wednesday and Thursday, I cleaned house and just spent time with my son.  He left this morning heading back to college.  Last year, he came home once a month, I think it will be more like every six weeks this year.  I may be wrong but I think he will be busy.  I worked yesterday and today and I will be working again tomorrow.

I made a to do list today for next week.  It will be my last week at home before school starts back.  I am a cook at our local school (K-12).  The list is every thing I want to get done before I go back.  The list is four pages (5X7 pages) long.  I only have Monday thru Wednesday to get it all done.  I am working my second job Thursday thru Sunday.  I will let you know how much I get done.

I haven't decided how I am going to let you know I have posted on the other pages so for now, I posted on the Stamping and Health & Fitness pages this week.  I will try to find a recipe for the recipe page tonight.  I want to get my photography page up next week, too.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2012

New Recipe

I posted a great new recipe over on the recipe page.  I hope you get a chance to try it out.

I am off to the treadmill once again.  I can't wait to get my fitness page up and running so I can post my plan and the results.

New Tabs

I am adding tabs today.  Stamping is up and running.  It is just a welcome post for now, but I hope to have card to post later today.

Recipes will be next and then migraines.  I want to add fitness and photography at some point this weekend too. 

I hope every one enjoys the new look.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summer is almost over

Well the summer is just about over.  I have two more weeks until school starts back and I go back to work.  I had a lot of goals for the summer and I think I got about 75% done.

My first major goal was to get my migraines under control again.  I started having problems in December 2011 and they slowly got worse.  By May 2012, I was having migraines constantly.  I had seen several doctors and nothing seemed to work.  Then in a conversation with one of my doctors, a hospital was mentioned that specialized in migraines.  I came home and started searching the web.  It turned out that the "hospital" was local.  Actually, it is a practice that specializes in head and neck pain with an arrangement with a local hospital.  I made an appointment immediately.  I will have several doctors (Neurologist, General Pain, Behavorial Med, Physical Therapist, Internist) At the first appointment, my neurologist changed my meds.  After two weeks the meds had not helped, so it was decided that I would check into the hospital for 7-10 days so that strong meds could be used.  I will probably talk about this more later on the migraine page but it was a great experience.  I came out after a week with weaker migraines and a better out look about my migraines.  If you would like to follow my life with migraines check out my new migraine page.

Another goal was to do some major house cleaning.  I wanted to clean out closets and drawers.  All the walls needed wiping down and there is always furniture to rearrange.  I have managed to get all the rooms done except the kitchen, guest bedroom and Perry's office.  I will probably get the guest bedroom finished but I am not sure about the others.  We will see.

This is just two of my goals.  I will post about others as time goes by, but I really wanted to get something posted on my site.  I need to get on the treadmill.  I will chat later....

Name Change

I mentioned I wanted to change some things.  The first was a name change....I had a lot of trouble coming up with a name because I want this to be about more than just stamping.  For those that just want the stamping click on the link above.

I am going to try and keep the home page general with notes when I update the various pages.  If anyone has any suggestions, please leave me a comment.

I hope everyone will like the changes.  And I am going to try and get more active. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I know I haven't posted anything in a while and I apologize if there is still anyone checking my site regularly.  I thought about deleting this and starting over but I think I have decided to just change the name and go from there.  So look for the changes soon.