Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Organized Clutter?

So, in my last post I mentioned something about blog entries being more exciting when they include pictures, so here they are (bet you weren't expecting this)! This is what I am dealing with right now & it's making it difficult to do anything! I have never been the organized, everything has a spot kinda girl (although I really wish I was). I have always been the organized clutter girl but this is a bit much, even for me. So, because I plan on making many of our Christmas gifts this year I am devoting the next few days of my life to this mess. I will post pictures of my wonderful craft room when I can show you how wonderful it really is, and when I can dig myself out of this mess. So if you don't hear from me for a while, don't fret, I'm still here I just need to spend some time getting this under control!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tis The Season (just around the corner)!

OK, I am officially a blog slacker! Things have been so busy around here that I barely seem to have time to get anything done. But my calender is telling me that the busy holiday season is creeping up on me & if I'm not careful I won't be prepared.
I just have a couple things I want to share with you. The first thing is a really cool project on Ali Edwards blog. I know that some of you who read my blog are not scrapbookers but the concept could be changed to be a journal for the month of December (just an idea). I plan on putting this together in the next few weeks and I will post pix when it's done!
The other neat opportunity that I am participating in is a class taught on line by Jessica Sprague. She is an incredible scrapbooker, teacher, story teller, and all around digital guru. The class is called Stories in Hand. Check out her web site for details. You don't have to be a scrapper to join in on the fun, just have a desire to collect your most precious memories. The best part, IT'S FREE! So even if you sign up and don't get anything out of it, you are not out any cash.
I would love to hear what you guys think about Ali's project and the online class because I find out about these things a lot and can easily pass on the info here. Also, I would love it if you would pass this info on to anyone you think might be interested.
Lexi is now done with her first season of volleyball but she is already looking forward to next year. I am so proud of her & it was so fun to watch her improve throughout the season. Now her newest project is learning to play the oboe. She started playing the clarinet last year and is still playing it this year. But she has decided to take on the oboe also (What a proud Mom I am since I played the oboe for 6 years).
We also had conferences for both kiddos last week and wow, we really have great kids!
(Yes, I am aware that blog entries are more enjoyable with bright, colorful pix. I will try to do better next time!)