Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yard Sale

We are having a yard sale at my house this Saturday from 7am-1pm. We have tons of clothes, kitchen items, toys, and interesting odds and ends. Come see what we have and BUY SOME THINGS!!!!!

Email me for directions if you need them!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I've Been Tagged By Cecile!

It goes like this....

1. Go to your pictures
2. Upload the 4th picture in the 4th folder
3. Post it on your blog
4. Tag 4 of your blogger buddies

Now seeing as my husband rearranges my picture folders about a week ago, this should be interesting.....

WHEW! At least it was a good picture! This is my dear friend Debbie and her adorable family from our trip to the mountains about 3 weeks ago. She let us tag along for fun! The pic was taken in front of Amicolola Falls, which is the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi.
Cool huh?
Ok so now it's your turn.....
I tag:
1. Jamie D.
2. April
3. Miranda
4. Stephanie

Friday, October 24, 2008

New blog to follow

Hi everyone,
I have started a new blog, called "I'm Not Cheap, I'm Thrifty". You can click the link on my blog list or go to it directly at I plan to post some money saving ideas and tips and stuff over there. In these unsure economic times I have found some great money saving advice on other people's blogs and I have posted links to them on the Thrifty blog as well.

Please check it out! Let me know what you think!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This makes how many?????

My bloggy buddy Miranda over at Keeper of The Cheerios blog posted a day or so ago that she was posting her 1ooth blog entry. WOW! That is so awesome! I had no idea a person could track how many posts they had! So out of curiosity, I checked to see if there was a way to see how many times I have posted since I started blogging back in February of this year. Yup...right over there by the little blog archive it totals it up for me, even breaks it down by the number of posts per month. I was SHOCKED to see that I have posted 129 times! (This makes 130 I guess) I further learned that apparently October has been a rather slow month, only 7 posts so far, while March hopped along briskly with 22 posts.

So what in the world do I find to ramble about? This blog started when I worked at Savannah Scrapbooking, as a way to show layouts and connect with other scrappers. Now it has become a site to share, vent, show off, mention, nag, whine, complain, inspire, describe, brag and just about any other PG rated verb you can find.

So tell me, which of my posts did you connect with the most? Which one surprised you? Which is your all time fave????

Also, I am considering trying to print out the most important (read:noteworthy, as in worth remembering in future years) posts of the past year and bind them into sort of a year in review album for my Mom this Christmas. Any suggestions? Thoughts? Comments? Send 'em on in! I need some new material!

And by the way, go visit The Keeper of The's a great blog with super recipes and good advice. Say hi to Miranda for me!

Friday, October 17, 2008

New layouts!

Granted, they have been a little while coming, but here they are! NEW LAYOUTS! I have yet to remember to photograph the layouts in daylight, so they always look a little dark, and somehow, even though I have them on an easel they always come pout crooked. But you get the idea. Somedays I feel a little dark and crooked too! Hope you like them!
This first layout was kind of a fluke. I was just playing around and managed to snag a shot of just my daughter's eyes. I almost deleted it before I realized what a genius I was LOL! I want to add the lyrics to the song "In My daughter's Eye's" by Martina McBride, maybe behind the pic as hidden journaling.

The next layout is a bit of a departure from my regular choice of colors, but I like it none the less. The journaling is worth the tells the story of my 74 year old Mom learning to text message.

This one is the story of Marissa catching her first fish. She has fished since she was about 2, but I was too afraid to let her have a real hook on her line after seeing my sister get impaled by one in her head when I was a kid and her PaPa David get a hook through the skin across his kneecap (it was one of those nasty ones with 3 prongs and he had to go to the ER to get it cut out) so we just put the weight and bobber on her line. That worked fine, she was happy to cast and play in the water until she caught on not long ago. (Boy was my face red)Anyway, here she is, with her first catch.

Next comes a couple of cute pics of my fur babies when they were still tiny and silly!

Now here is one about one of my nieces, on her way to becoming a doctor at LSU School of Medicine.

And last but not least, a story about Krispy Kreme. Hey, you knew food was coming in here some place right???? I have no idea why she bit the donut on both sides, but whatever.......

Hope you enjoyed these! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Beware of NetZero and their "Customer Service"!!!

I just read a post from my blogger friend Miranda about someone using her info to get service from NetZero and how NetZero responded to her claim of fraud. You won't believe it! Read her story and PROTECT yourself from these crooks! or follow my blog link to "Miranda's Blog".

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

I saved the best for last. While we were on our trip last weekend we went to Burt's Pumpkin Farm in Dawsonville. Jamie and I took Riss there a few years ago and we had so much fun! I was thrilled with the opportunity to go back!
They have hundreds, maybe even thousands of pumpkins....from the traditional orange to a golden color, to white and even light teal!

Of course the gourds and Indian corn were beautiful too.

We enjoyed the hayride through the mountains, even going through a little stream!

You know how you can take 500 shots in an afternoon and finally find the one shot that you just LOVE and it made it all worthwhile? Well, this is the one for me. I think we brought home the prettiest pumpkin in the patch!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

From The Mountains.....

We headed out last Friday afternoon and booked it up to Amicolola State Park in Dawsonville. We got checked into our cabin, which was at the top of the waterfall. We had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so there was plenty of room for all of us. The girls quickly claimed the room on one end of the cabin, and the adults took the two bedrooms on the other end.

Saturday morning we headed over to Helen and to Cleveland to visit the Cabbage Patch Hospital. We found out two very important, they are building a NEW Cabbage Patch Hospital due to open next year so we were happy to take a last look at our old one. Next. Helen hosts Oktoberfest ALL MONTH LONG so it was nuts. I urge you to avoid Helen at all costs during October unless you enjoy rowdy drunks, loud Harleys with obnoxious people riding them that feel the need to rev the engine constantly and cause the bike to backfire RELENTLESSLY while waiting in traffic, crowded sidewalks, long lines at restaurants, and the general RUDENESS of people who DO enjoy those types of activities.

Moving on....
We did enjoy the winery and the antique mall on the outskirts of Helen, and of course Debbie and I found a scrapbook shop :)

Later that night we built a campfire and made smores, while the girls played with the marshmallow shooters their Dads bought in Helen. I have to say the campfire was probably my favorite time. even if eveyone did make fun of my redneck shoes.

Sunday we went to the falls, ate in the lodge restaurant, saw a nature show about birds of prey, and in general hung around the park until campfire time again.

While we were at the park, we did one of Marissa's favorite things of all....we let her complete the Junior Ranger study and earn her badge. The naturalist we worked with was GREAT and he taught Marissa a lot!

Monday we headed home, happy and content after our weekend away but at least one of us was VERY tired!