Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thanks for playing!

Thanks for visiting and commenting for blog candy! I have notified the winners and will get the packages out this coming week! Thanks for helping me clear out my "scrap crap" as DH so lovingly puts it! :) Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blog Candy

It's close enough to spring for me to start cleaning and organizing my scraproom. So you know what that means??? I have been going thru all my stuff I haven't used in months and will send it to you! All you have to do is reply with the link of your favorite blog, let me know which lot of stuff you would like to have and I'll draw a name of all entrants for each lot of goodies. (The only one I'll ask for shipping for is the kit and paper lot since it's heavy!) Go!
Lot 1: mostly metal; buckles, big brads, dog bone brads, bottle cap brads, eyelets and tilez
Lot 2: Misc; tags, magic mesh, felt flowers, chipboard paisley, kit leftovers, die cut adhesive dots, Christmas embelllies

Lot 3: Rub-ons and letters; Cosmo Cricket, Gin X, metal letters and Heidi Swapp Iron on letters in light blue, red and black outline.

Lot 4: Chip bases, Junkitz gumdrops, Icicle words (KI & Doodlebug), Queen & Co felt fusion, Prima Wings in lt blue.

Lot 5: misc stickers and die cuts(2 photos)

Fancy Ribbon Lot:
Twill and Floss Lot:

Fiber Lot:

Kit Lot and paper: no pics (sorry)
6.5x4.5 mat stack primary
PC Paper Palette (handmade paper)
Tim Coffee Travel 6x6 stack
CM calendar kit (5x7)
Dee's Designs "brothers" page kit
Magic Scraps Memory Board page kit
misc 12x12 patterned paper

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I felt led to share this with y'all, not sure why except hoping you can see the everyday miracles that we are blessed with and thank the One who makes them happen!

This weekend we went to hear a man speak who was dead.... yep, for 90 minutes. He was awesome! If you haven't heard of Don Piper or read his book, "90 Minutes in Heaven", let me know, you can borrow my copy. Short version; this preacher on his way home from a pastor's conference in the Lake Livingston area gets hit head-on by an 18 wheeler driven by a trustee from a prison close by. The truck was going about 80 and it killed Don immediately. I won't give anything away, but this man is incredible and awesome to see how he is doing, walking and talking, both of which the doctors said he'd never do. He was a pastor at a church in Alvin,TX and still lives close by in Pasadena. While listening to the speakers before him, they were mentioning how everything that happens these days is explained by "coincidence" or "luck," do you know what the definition of coincidence is? It is: The occurence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection. Hmmmm.... doesn't anyone notice that there is a Person behind these events? Like one of the speakers at Saturday's breakfast said, most people would rather believe that alot of things "just happened" to save that man, keep that plane from crashing and instead land in the water safely... have you heard of all the things that "had to go right" for that to happen?? I don't believe that, I believe there were reasons unbeknown to us and the passengers for it to land safely and have everyone survive. Do you see what I see? (I got this photo from another blog, but forgot who's...sorry)

I know in my life I have been witness to more miracles than I can count and most of which were not fun. My husband is an accident waiting to happen, or was in his younger life! He has been hoisted out of the lake unconsious and face down from a wakeboarding accident and flown to Hermann Hospital by Life Flight. I had always been a believer and a praying person, but during this time more than ever. He had caught a rock underwater with his board and had flip-flopped over a rocky shoreline back in Clear Creek splitting his head wide open, breaking many bones along the way. His brain was swelling and we were told that if he woke up, he might not know us. Among other terrible injuries, this was by far the worst. After 3 days in a coma, all the while, my family, his family and all we knew were praying without ceasing for him, he woke up. It was the longest 3 days of my life, but I know it was a miracle, there was no other reason. He was fine and except for the staples, stitches and bandages that would help him heal, he was his normal self! Praise God! There were a few other times where he managed to survive, keep his leg, (another long story)and live thru driving in the middle of a hurricane that I knew there was a bigger pair of hands keeping him safe!

The biggest miracle is the birth of my son. I had a normal pregnancy and long delivery, so there's no drama to that story, but just the miracle of life, that is the best one of all!

Hopefully this post will just open your eyes to see the miracles in your lives, and not just think, "how lucky" or how it "just happened". Let me hear about your everyday miracles!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My day of baking

Here are my sweeties I made today! They will go to the Valentine's party tomorrow at Trey's school, and they better appreciate it! LOL! They were easy, though trying to ice some with chocolate isn't what it's cracked up to be!
and no, mine don't look like the ones in the picture of the ones below, I know that!!
I'm not a professional baker!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Caution.. sweets in here

Sweets for the Sweets!

OK, I have been looking for something to take to Trey's Valentines party Friday and I want to try all of the recipes!!! First off, don't blame me if you add a few pounds, I'm just the messenger, I'm not going to force you to make and eat any of these!! One of my favorite sites to check out new recipes is Bakerella, she is FABULOUS and her stuff looks so yummy but some of her recipes take alot of time and patience! She is so good about pictures walking you thru every step. I am a very visual person, if I see it I can do it! But simple yet so evil!! Brownie/Cookie Heaven. Then I found these this morning: Pretzel Buttons WOW! That's it! So easy anyone can do it!! Peanut Butter, salty pretzel and chocolate?? 'nuff said! I'll show you my creations when I get to them, hopefully tomorrow!! Remember... I warned you!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Happy Birthday Brother!

Today is my baby brother's 40th Birthday!
Happy Birthday Bub!

We grew up in a great home and had great parents, but I can remember our Mom
threatening to lock us in a room and let us "fight to the death"!! There were times we
fought like cats and dogs and couldn't stand the sight of each other.
But he has always been my favorite brother! ;)
(about 1970)
We have always looked out for each other and have grown to be friends!

(after dinner Saturday night)

Hope this year is a good one for you! 143, Sissy