Sunday, October 31, 2010

{happy halloween}

i hope you all had a fun night!

we went out trick~or~treating and the boys got more candy than they {expected} they told us.

jabin was indiana jones
evan was a banker
and the princesses would be cassie & tasha

good~bye october, hello november!

andy :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

{out with friends}

tonight i will be going with our Scrap N' Stampers group to woodbury for a field trip!! i am SO excited to go. archiver's & michael's look out---
here we come!!
{really i'm just happy to go shopping with friends in woodbury and NOT have a dr appointment too!}

Thursday, October 14, 2010


  • i stamped last night and a little tonight. thus the cards & stuff on my work island. i am working on thank you cards for october orders that i am {truly} grateful for! i hope to get them out soon.
  • i just wrapped some chocolate bars for evan & jabin's teachers in designer series paper that said:
    You just survived
    two field trips
    in two days!!
    {You deserve some chocolate!}
  • i have a {new} stampin' up! order just waiting to be taken out of the box & played with. {this means that ann, sandy & lou i have your petal dies!!} have you checked out the clearance rack yet?? what are you waiting for?!!? :)
  • my project life album is on my island. i am also catching up on that! i have taken a picture a day since january 1st & i keep a notebook as a little journal, i just need to write on the {journal cards} for the album.
  • i {still} have on my to do list to take pictures of my "new" room & scrapbooking organization stuff , plan some classes, clean the house & do some laundry. :)
  • i have been running all over creation for the past week, so when i didn't have an appointment today i was able to go with the boys on a field trip---that made me a happy mama!
  • i can't eat or drink after midnight tonight so i'm going to go eat something quick! :)
  • we don't have any weddings this weekend, just my mother-in-law's birthday on sunday!! {happy birthday grandma KC!!}

have a wonderful weekend!

andy :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

a place for backpacks :)

ah, the side entry area.
this space needed some help.

as much as i LOVE the mirror & our family baskets hanging in this space, i didn't like the fact that this arrangement just was not working for our family & this busy little space!

at first greg didn't want to build anything, so i searched for benches to buy. then thought again when they ranged from $300 to $1,000. ouch! then i thought... maybe {we} should make some, we build a house why can we make a bench! but the answer was still: building a house is one thing, building furniture is another.
THEN i found *this* site and fell in LOVE with the cubbies. {i wanted the cubbies!} so the weekend of my mom's wedding i asked my aunt sue if she thought my uncle don would maybe help "me" build some cubbies if i came over one day. {did i mention greg was there at the time?} EVANdentaly, i forgot to mention to greg that i would {help} make the cubbies... and i might have offended that certain someone, by asking someone else for help.
well, i still wanted the cubbies so i kept on checking ana's site for the cubbie plans and nothing. then one day that week in the mail i got my FreshHome magazine and there in the back was... get this... ana, the cubbies and the plans! i was super excited!! :) {that post can be found *here* }

by the end of that busy week, greg said he had to go to menards. that is common practice around here, so when i did ask for what, imagine my delight when he said for the cubbie supplies! :)
so in between resting & feeling sick on oct 3rd i helped build some cubbies with my family! i say family because the boys helped out too! :)

saturday before tina's wedding greg sanded the cubbies. by late sunday afternoon the kids & i painted the cubbies and greg finished attatching the rest of the pcs.

{gotta love sunday's picture of the day!}
after one final trip to menards for screws {to hang the star hooks} we have in our side entryway a beautiful {hand made by the fribergs} cubbie!

i LOVE it!! and i think i love it even more because {we} made it!! i knew greg could do it, and i knew i could "try" and help. :) we had most of the tools he just had to buy one new kreg jig thing, and now that he has that--- just think of what else he... um, i totally meant we.. could build! :)
so thank you ana white for the plans.
thank you bittersweet farms for the cute star hooks i bought there!
thank you uncle don for the {use} of your name! the cubbies are made and you didn't even lift a finger!:)
and thank you greg for the cubbies {you are amazing!} & for all the things you do for us!
ah, a place for backpacks, i am SO happy!!
andy :)

mr. & mrs. david peper

ok... so these pictures are NOT in {order} but i can't seem to move the pictures around so this is what you get! :)
saturday october 9th 2010
{justina & david}
peper's wedding
my sister tina got married on saturday! it was such a beautiful day!! i feel very blessed that we got to share their special day!! :)

our family
{LOVE} that the boys had to hold their wedding cake for the picture. it was part of the wedding after all!

{around 8am} evan came into our room this morning and said “hello mom & dad, i’m all ready for the wedding. do i look handsome?” :)
kaylee jo & i all ready to go
the wedding party

me, nicci & kayla

the boys & i

for more beautiful pictures of the bride {and groom} and more wedding pictures
go *here*
yes-- for the record that was two beautiful weddings in two weeks plus i had surgery in between. {oh, and we built some new cubbies, but that is another post!} now if i could get my voice back {lost it at the reception, so did tina, so we can't even talk about the wedding!} & start to feel better i could get some stamping done!! :)
have a great night!!
andy :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 2010 Stampin' News

I just sent out my October Stampin' News so here it is for the rest of you! :)
Hello Stamping Friends!!

First of all, I just want to say I do feel LOST because I don't have any stamp clubs planned for the next three months!! I will miss stamping with you club gals!! Thank you for understanding my need to take a few months off. We will start back up in Jan 2011!

If I do plan any workshops YOU will be the first to know!! :) Some suggestions have been a Christmas/Holiday Stamp-A-Stack and other gift giving items. If you have a request please let me know!!

If you haven't check my Demonstrator Web Site lately you might want to check out the SHOP NOW page then go to the Clearance Rack!! I could not believe all the good deals out there!! You can always place an order on-line or just call or e-mail me with it. Keep in mind that Clearance Rack items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST only, so if you want something, don't wait!! I'll do my best to get it ordered for you. :)

I started a Ribbon Share with the New In Colors you can find all the details below.
I also have that information posted *here* on my blog.

Happy Stamping!!

andy :)