Tuesday, April 29, 2008

its really been nine years?

actually 14 if you count the time we spend dating before we tied the knot! wow! (please excuse my loveliness...i was roughing it!)

Snow White, whithout the Dwarfs

My DH and i went away this past weekend for our anniversary. We stayed in the oh so cute cabin in the woods. When i looked out every window all i could see was green! Trees and sky, OH MY! how lovely. down the hill from us was a playground which we explored on one of our walks...we had to check it out in case we ever come back with the kids, right?
It was a really wonderful weekend. No phone, no TV, no computer! totally unplugged except for out ipods and mine was on Jane Austen all weekend. Lots of time together..and the sounds of nature!
I felt just like Snow White in the woods...except i didn't have any dwarfs to care for or to bring me jewels from the mine. I bet it is beautiful here in the fall and the fireplace would certainly come in handy then! nothing like a fire in a cabin. I just enjoyed being away from my life for a few days.
My son was concerned that there was not a TV and my daughter worried that there might be bears in the forest! I worried that something would happen and someone would call us! lol.

hope you all had a great weekend...i sure did!


Monday, April 28, 2008


ok, so i may have mentioned that i had to send my laptop off AGAIN...sigh! I love it and hate it because my DH can't rip it apart and fix it himself like our desktop!
Well, i am waiting for it to come back...hopefully today.

I will have a lovely blog about our weekend get away to a Snow White Cottage in the woods complete with pictures once my darling baby, the laptop comes back and my DH gets it restored so it is once again...MINE!


Sunday, April 20, 2008

another workshop card

Here is the other card we made at my friend's SU! party. isn't it cute???
I have been working on Mother's day cards...they are just moving slowly and i have sort of been in a funk lately. Moving slowly. Sorta depressed about nothing in general. I am going out of town this weekend with DH to celebrate our 9th anniversary! I will give you more on that later in the week. we are staying at the cutest place! Also for Mother's day, i am getting a flower garden along my fence in the back yard! I have been starting to collect the plants for that and am really looking forward to it!
happy Sunday!


Saturday, April 19, 2008

workshop card

at the SU! party i went to at my friend's house this is a card we made. How cute is it? Just have these bunch of random cards i wanted to share. All supplies are SU! The images are stamped with white craft ink and then "colored" with their chalk pastels. clever!

hope you are having a good weekend!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


When i had my SU! party a while back, my fab 'dealer' Sharla Foy gave me this card. She knew i was wanting this hostess set and i think it was a bribe to encourage me to make it to a level 3 hostess status so i could get the stamp for myself! It is simple but cute and i DO love this set, though i have not had much chance to use it. Just thought i'd share it with you.

CASED swap

My friend the Duchess loved this card when she saw it in the SU! catty. She bought the set and made several of the cards which she traded with me. all supplies are SU! except for the ribbon and it is just something she picked up somewhere.
On an interesting side note, she is the QUEEN of bargains and i am compiling a list of all her super bargains for the month of April. Trust me, you will be shocked! Remember the fab Luau invites that started as a pack of 8 for $0.75! well, the place matts for the party she got for $0.10 each and she had coconut cream filled kisses and Hawaiian punch (super yummy) jelly beans in tiki cups sitting on the table...all on clearance for pennies on the dollar! We did also snag a good deal of treasures from the local, and not so local, Dollar Tree. (we hit several in town) We often, well as often as we can, shop together for bargains, especially if there is a scrap/card/session or a party in mind. We sort of work as a team on most things.
happy Tuesday. I am going to do Tae Bo this afternoon..wish me luck!

Monday, April 14, 2008

a Luau and a card

Aloha! We had a Luau this weekend and it was COLD! GAH! we planned it early in the "spring" so that we wouldn't be sweltering in the Alabama heat..but a cold snap hit us and we spent most of the evening inside! It was a lot of fun and i just wanted to share this picture with you!

next i have this card to share. It is not my design, and i really do not know who to credit for it. We made it at my SU! party so i am not sure if it was the original design of our "dealer" Sharla Foy, or if it was CASED from somewhere. I just thought it was cute and wanted to share. I have several cards that i will be posting in the next few day that are from our SU! parties and one "crafty" thing we did at a girlz night. I am starting to get to some serious work on my DD 's Clown party so i will have some things to show for that before too much longer. Have a great week!


Friday, April 11, 2008


An excellent blogger over at the Scrappy Chick , http://scrappychick.typepad.com/scrappy_chick/2008/03/cyndis-scrapp-2.html , does scrapbook sketches. I have been aching to try one out and i Finally have! whoo hoo! i am really happy with it and the pages that follow it. I just can't do 2 pages of a week at the beach. It's not me. I need to tell more of the story! This is her Scrappy Sketch #9. She has a great blog..you really should check it out..and her name is CYNDI !!!! i LOVE THAT!!


Tuesday, April 8, 2008

wedding pictures

a while back i promised to show you some of the pictures from the wedding i shot...so here are a few that i love!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


I know this is sort of random, but these things really crack me up! I got some Playtex "sport" tampons because they were on sale, and i had a coupon, and i am pretty much not a brand snob. So anyway...some marketing genius, decided that putting "fortunes" or "inspiring messages" on my tampon wrapper would sell these better than the next brand. Seriously? Because when i am cramping and bloated and basically feeling like at any moment my uterus may fall out and be flushed down the toilet, reading "Go with your gut" or "Try something new" is going to make me feel better???
I can see it now, I am moody, feeling bad, headed to the bathroom to take care of my "feminine needs" and...my tampon message turns my whole day around? Maybe i am emotionally unstable. I'm thinking of ending it all, then i read "Ready to take on the world" or "Mental attitude affects performance" on a tampon i happen to notice lying around and it saves my life! I sprint to the kitchen overjoyed to brew myself a cup of tea to help celebrate this Hallmark moment and read the Celestial Seasons tea box for even more inspiration!
If tampons could talk, i hardly think they would say "Go Team"! What do you think?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

My first award!

OK, so wow i won this super cool and fab award presented to me by Kristen at http://www.kirstendubosque.blogspot.com/ from confessions of a naptime stamper! i feel so special. I never get tagged or awarded anything. Here's the deal:
The rules of this award are....

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity,design,interesting material,and also contributes to the blogging community,no matter what language.

2. Each award has to give the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4. Award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog ,so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5. To show these rules.
soooooooo.....Here's who my 5 are, in no particular order...and i am not fancy with embedding links so bear with me.
http://www.travelingmama.net/ TravelingMama, Tina Fuss
http://www.sarastudio.blogspot.com/ Sara's Studio, Sara Paschal
http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com/ Mish Mash, Michelle Wooderson
http://donnadowney.typepad.com/ Simply Me, Donna Downey
now, I don't know that all these people read my little blog, so who knows if they will even know they have been tagged! But they are great blogs so go on! check them out!
I am going to do a little happy dance now! thanks Kristen!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

March in review

i am playing catch up here i guess. no blogs for a while and now several in a few days! oh well, feast or famine! if you'd like to be able to see these review images larger, you can click on the picture and it will open it up larger for you. enjoy our monthly highlights!



Ferbruary in review

i know this is a bit late...i sorta forgot!

yikes! here is the month in review for February. enjoy!


some of you may remember a while back..in February, when i went away for a beach weekend with my girlfriends! ah...wish i was there now! Anyway, on of the gals made little boxes for us and they had these tiny bottles of wine in them. Too cute! so, once we finished our wine, we cleaned the bottles and filled them with sand and shells from our trip. The tag is one from the spa bags i made, I stamped the reverse side with the date, etc.
Originally, i had put sea water in mine too..but it started getting icky! that's no fun, so i emptied the contents into a coffee filter and baked it in the oven for a while to dry it out. Once i reloaded my bottle, one of my darling children thought it could still be shaken apparently, so it is a bit tousled. Still a fun remembrance. I think we shall fill bottles every year with treasures from out trips to save. How fun!

if anyone has any ideas on how to keep sea water "fresh" or from growing things in a bottle, please let me know!