Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Clique Kits Pep Rally

Hello there!  You should have arrived from Kim's blog.  She always has so many amazing layouts to share.  I'm so glad to share my project with you today.  I barely made it, though it is good to be crafty again after so long.  My little puppy was sick yesterday.  I guess I shouldn't say little...she weighs 67 pounds now at 4.5 months old.  We had to make an emergency trip to the vet.  She seems to be doing okay, but it cut my crafty time way short.  I have a very simple layout to share with you today.  I loved the Ephemera pack that came with the kit and used it to complete the entire layout.  Those ephemera pieces really can speed up your layouts when you are short of time or just want to get a lot of layouts done.  I always find too, that they are good for titles.  It's so hard to come up with titles sometimes and make them look right on your page.

I really apologize for the poor photo but it was so dark when we got home, I had to take it inside.

I hope you have a really lovely day!

Here is the complete blog list incase you need it!  You should be heading to Renee's blog.

​Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/
Gia Lau https://giaaloha.wordpress.com/
​*Melissa Vining http:yesterday2day4ever.blogspot.co.nz
*​Candace http://findingeverydayperfection.com/
*Kat Benjamin http://kraftykat9.blogspot.com
​*Leigh Ann http://www.artfulleighcreative.com/
*Aliza http://peopleofthescrapbook.blogspot.com
*Elisabetta https://abcdeliblog.blogspot.com/
Donna http://scrappydonna.blogspot.com/
Emma Pescott http://emslifedocumented.blogspot.co.nz
Sandy Gonzalez http://craftythought.com
Kim Allen kimsscrappyblog.blogspot.com/-----you came from here.
Mariah Hecher http://www.fun2scrap.blogspot.com/-----You are here.
Renee Aslette http://www.reneeaslette.blogspot.com-----Go here next.
Kate Blue http://www.kateblue.blogspot.com
Megan Blethen www.craftymeggy.com
Kelly Baron kaybeetoo.blogspot.com
Bernie Miller http://weekendatberniis.blogspot.com.au/

Saturday, January 2, 2016

DIY Product Goals

This photo has nothing to do with the post.  I had no photo and this Meme was funny so.....

Hello there!  Today's post will be about my desire to begin making homemade health and beauty products as well as cleaning supplies.  It's something I've been interested in for a while.  Some of my friend's have been doing the Essential Oil thing.  I didn't really pay attention to the whole thing until about a month ago.  Now, I've been busy researching essential oils, essential companies, etc.  Let me tell you the search is EXHAUSTING.  I still don't have a clear brand that I am sold on.  Once I finally find one, I will share it with you.  So far, I've made my own shampoo.  I will share that adventure with you soon.

The reason I started to go down this homemade path is because I want to try and rid our home of some chemicals.  We've already done the Real Food change over.  We still follow that.  Another reason is because I was using some beauty products that were very expensive.  I used them for about a month with no real problems.  Then I started getting these red dry patches on my face and neck.  I stopped using them for about a month.  Then one night I thought let's give this another try.  It was a mistake.  I woke up the next morning with a red patch by my nose and on my neck.  The worst part was that apparently I got some on my eyelid.  My eye was totally swollen and had a red itchy patch on the lid.  Thank God for makeup is all I can say.  My eye was swollen for a couple of days.  Then the lid started to peal.  It took about 5 days to recover from that debacle.

So now, I'm spending hours doing research and finding recipes.  I will share them all with you and let you know if they really work.  I'm sure there will be some failures along the way and that could be pretty funny.  Let's hope there are no eye swelling disasters ha.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!  

We've completed another year.  2015 went by so quickly and was full of changes.      Most importantly, we lost some amazing people:  My Uncle Mike, my grandma-inlaw, Joye, and my grandfather, Walt.  All three were such special people and the world will feel their loss.  I know ours does.  The other big change was my new job.  I left my old school after 12 years and moved to a new district.  That move has been bittersweet.  I really miss my old students, community, and friends.  However, it's nice to not drive so far and I love my new school.  I thought today I would share a few pics of the last year...including Christmas and our Snow.  I'm hoping to post more often than I have been this year.  I feel like I sort of fell out of the blogging world.

The photos are all mixed up.  I will just say we got about 5 or 6 inches of snow the day after Christmas.  In fact, as I type there is still snow as I type.  I'm pretty sick of it.  I'm ready for summer.

Cheers to 2016! 


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