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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fruits of Fall by Flowerscraps

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FlowerScraps has released a beautiful new kit called Fruits of Fall. You are going to love the this kit and all of the fall layouts you can make using it. The kit has 12 papers and 34 elements. Check out this preview...

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Guess what?!?! Right now this new kit is on sale!!! You can pick up this awesome kit in the FlowerScraps store at Stuff to Scrap and at DigiScrap Obsession.

Here's a layout I used Fruits of Fall to create. This is Amanda, my friend Lisa's daughter...

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Check out FlowerScraps blog for more layout inspiration!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Granny's Sweet Tea (revamped) by Scraps of Ellay

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If you're a big fan of Scraps of Ellay you'll remember the first Granny's Sweet Tea kit. Ellay has changed some papers and added new elements and now the kit is even better then it was before....and it was awesome before!

Take a look at the previews...

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There is also a set of gorgeous quick pages in the Scraps of Ellay store at Stuff to Scrap.

Take a look at some of the layouts I've made...

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Make sure you visit Ellay's blog for more layout inspiration!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

It's so true!!!

I found this at postsecret and it is SO true! LOL!!!

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Confession time

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Ok, the confession isn't what I did as much as it is that this isn't the first time I've done something like this. LOL!

I was leaving school early today to get to my doctor's appointment and the sub was late. Not that big of a deal really since my class was at lunch when I was scheduled to leave. I hung around for a few minutes, got their Zero the Hero snack put out and planted the note that Zero was leaving for the class.

Still no sub and I needed to leave. I gathered my things and went to the office in my building. I asked if I should call the main office to let them know that I needed to leave and the sub wasn't there. I was told not to worry about it, to just go and they would take care of it.

I get to the hospital at exactly 12:15. I'm checking in with the receptionist and she looked very confused. I started to feel uncomfortable and said, "I'm sorry if I'm late." She asked if I would give her a minute as she kept looking for something on the computer. Finally, she starts laughing and tells me I'm not late because my appointment wasn't until 2:15. lol! I was two hours early!

They fit me in so that I wouldn't have to leave and come back. I was really glad they did that because I didn't want to pay the extra $5 for parking that going back a second time would have required.

Yep, just another day in my life!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


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It's nice to have another Monday over. lol! I've got a doctor's appointment tomorrow so I'll only be working half a day. Hopefully, I can get in a nap once I get home.

I just feel bad about leaving early on Zero the Hero Day. 20 days of school already!

One of the teachers I work with has a three year old son that has just had surgery for a brain tumor. If you could send up a prayer for them I would appreciate it and I know she would too.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Yesterday by Scraps of Ellay

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Yes, you'll be singing the beatles song after reading this post title. I've been singing it for a week now. lol! I love the Beatles. I love that song. I love this kit! Take a look...

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There are 18 papers, 54 elements and a full alpha. This kit is perfect for scrapping old family photos, but it's also great for current ones too. That's what makes it a perfect kit!

Here are a couple of layouts I've made...

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For more layout inspiration visit Ellay's blog. To buy the kit, go to the Scraps of Ellay store at Stuff to Scrap.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

And the winner is....

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I should say the Winners are....because I couldn't pick just one winner for my blog-o-versary give away. Since I just finished my second year of blogging, I had to pick two winners!!!

I used random.org to generate the winners and the first one is....

Barbara will be receiving this beautiful pearl ring

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My second blog-o-versary winner is...
Deb will be receiving this awesome lucky fishing bracelet

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Please email your addresses to me so that we can get your prizes in the mail!
Congrats girls and thanks for making the last two years so much fun for me! I can't wait to see what the next year brings!


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Saturday, September 18, 2010

I promise this is a true story!

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You know those things that happen to you that you're afraid no one will believe? Well, this is one of those things!

We had open house at school Thursday night. I live just far away from my school that isn't worth fighting the traffic to go home then back to school, so I just hang out and work in my room until it's time for parents to show up.

Well, I'm getting my usual back to school cold (one of the perks of teaching kindergarten lol!) and have been really tired this week. I decided to run out around 4:30 to do some errands and pick up some dinner. I made two stops before I foolishly decided to face the crowd at Wal Mart in order to pick up some Cuban crackers I wanted for the cooking/food project at school.

I think I've shared my lack of love for Wal Mart before so I won't waste time going there again, but I really do hate that place. LOL! I'm moving around/through the crowds of people as quickly as I can so I can get out of there before totally losing my cool. Suddenly, I hear this man talking very loudly and excitedly. I wrote it off as just another crazy person at the Wal Mart and kept moving.

I noticed that the voice was getting closer to me and finally turned around to see what was going on. The man seemed to be heading right for me and even though he was smiling I was kind of worried. I wish I could tell you that I took off running or even that I whipped out some mace and struck a Charlie's Angels pose to scare the man off, but I can't. Instead, I just stood there staring at this crazy man who seemed to be yelling at me and wondered why in the heck I had decided to go into that store. Seriously, Cuban crackers---not that important!

Well, I'm not sure exactly why I realized who the man was, but it probably has something to do with not understanding what he was saying. Yep, it was the taxi driver I had when my car broke down. The one who talked constantly and I just agreed with him because I didn't understand what he was saying.

Over 2 million people live in Dade County and I run into that taxi driver. lol! Plus, just think of all the people that get in and out of that taxi and he remembered me. Gross!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Men are too funny!

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Orange Croc Guy shows up tonight and says he needs his emergency key. I laugh at him for locking himself out as he safely tucks the key away in his pocket. The next thing I know he is laughing and saying, "I got you! I got you!"

Turns out he finally found and reclaimed the last high score on his wii games. Honestly, I had forgotten all about that! I really didn't know he was still trying to reclaim his number one spot. LOL!

So, he reclaimed his spot and got his emergency key to keep me from going back in and messing with his games again. Well, I couldn't mess with his games so I decided to mess with him!

ME: Ok, big deal, you've got your key. Would you also like the copies I made of it?
OCG: Copies? You made copies? Like, more then one...of my house key?
ME: Have you forgotten that the very first words I ever said to you were, "I promise I'm not stalking you."?
OCG: You've got to be kidding. You wouldn't really make copies would you?
ME: It's like Two and a Half Men except you live alone, this isn't Malibu and my name isn't Rose.
OCG: I think I'll just change the locks.
ME: Well, that would slow me down a little, but it won't stop me. You'll probably be better off if you just move.
OCG: Don't think I won't! I will! I'll move!
ME: I'll miss you.

LOL! I couldn't stop laughing at him! He was so worked up I think he probably would have moved and he probably would have done it in the middle of the night without telling anyone.

He finally calmed down, forgot all about his wii games and returned his emergency key to my drawer. This means that I'm free to mess with his games again. When he least expects it....lol!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


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We got the first postcard of the year in the mail today! It came all the way from Holland!!! It was a beautiful card with several different pictures on it and the kids were so excited.
When we looked at Holland on the map one kid was especially amazed and just kept asking, "How did it get here?" He just didn't seem to understand that the postal system can bring things from other countries too.
Technically, it was the second postcard of the year since a parent handed me one from Tampa, but it was the first to arrive in the mail. lol! Thank you for making our Monday so special!
Don't forget to sign up for my blog-o-versary give away! Sign ups are open until the 19th then I'll pick a winner!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Child's Play (revamped) by Scraps of Ellay

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Ok, so Scraps of Ellay has done it again! She took and already great kit and made it even better! Check out this new preview for her Child's Play kit...

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This kit has 15 papers, 77 elements and an alpha. Not only does it work for pictures of your kids playing, but it's great for school layouts too.

Here's a look at a couple of layouts I made...

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The kit is available in the Scraps of Ellay store at Stuff to Scrap and it's on sale!!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Awesome Blog-o-versary Give Away!!!

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We've got two things to celebrate!

First of all my friend April has opened an esty shop and has been really busy filling it with some beautiful jewelry she's made.

The second thing is my 2nd blog-0-versary on the 19th of September.

So, we're celebrating by giving away one free item valued at $20 or less from April's store. Here's what you have to do to win...

1. Make sure you're following my blog.
2. Visit April's store and fine the item you would like to win.
3. Sign up to follow April's Etsy blog so you won't miss out on any new items she adds
4. Come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know what you would like and why

On the 19th I'll pick one winner to get the item they picked! Doesn't that sound great!!!

Just remember that all the jewelry is one of a kind and some stones may be a little different.

Now, get to shopping!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Down By The Lilly Pad Scene Setter Freebie

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I've got another freebie for you on the Stars of Ellay CT blog. It's another scene setter page. I made it using the awesome Down By The Lily Pad kit. Click on the preview to go download.

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Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A bad day turned good

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I was so not in the mood to get out of bed this morning! When we go back to school after a holiday or long weekend we usually find two things...1. Some local gang has tagged our building...2. The air conditioning isn't working.

The good news is that our building wasn't tagged. The bad news is that our AC was broken.

So, I entered a very hot and stuffy classroom expecting to have a very long, tiring and hot day. I got a note from a parent saying that her son told her I "smile alot" and make him "not shy". My day instantly improved!

Then the frosting on my cake came when we were introduced to our new Kindergarten teacher! YIPPEE!!!! Looks like we're actually going to try and follow the state class size amendment after all!!!

THEN.....The AC got fixed and the whole building cooled down.

Yep, it was a good day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Problems at Mediafire

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Apparently there are some issues with mediafire right now so some of my download links are working correctly. Hopefully, they'll get everything sorted out soon. SORRY!!!

My Favorite Blogger

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There are lots of blogs that I like to read. As a matter of fact, I don't have a blog list posted because it would be way toooooo long. lol!

Like most things in my life, when it comes to blogs I have very eclectic tastes. I like the craft blogs, the entertainment blogs, travel blogs, wanna be writer blogs, the I'm mad about everything blogs, the blogs that people use to advertise products and the blogs that people use to give us all glimpses into their lives.

My all time favorite blog is written by Juliana (Jewels) and is called A Blonde Walks Into A Blog. Jewels got pneumonia back in July and is still sick.

It's been a year and a half since I had my own hospital stay because of pneumonia and I am still amazed when my doctor reminds me of just how close to death I came. Actually, I am still dealing with some complications that came about as a result of that illness and it's been less then a year since my friend, April, lost her husband to pneumonia.

Pneumonia is a nasty, nasty thing! It's bad enough all by itself, but Jewels has other health problems too. She has finally posted an update on her blog for the first time in a month and she could really use some prayers.

If you've never visited her blog before check out some of her older posts. Her open letters to her son and to her brother who committed suicide are beautiful. Have your tissues ready though cause if you're anything like me...you'll be crying.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Scene Setter Freebie!

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I've uploaded a scene setter freebie for you on the Stars of Ellay CT blog. It was made using Pop's Hot Rod Garage.

The freebie will only be available for a week, so click on the preview to go pick it up.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back to normal!

I've got my car back from the shop now and all is right in my world once again. Driving home from work in my own car and being able to use the express lanes was like winning the lottery. I'm telling you, if I were a musician I would write a love song to/for/about the express lanes. LOL!
We celebrated our first Zero the Hero Day of the school year on Friday. One of the boys in my class...the shortest skinnest little 5 year old you've ever seen...only had one thing to say about Zero the Hero and he said it to everyone. Here's the direct quote...."If I see him, I'm going to punch him in the face." He said this with lots of emotion while shaking his little fists in the air. I'm not sure why he decided not to like Zero the Hero, but I am glad he didn't figure out that I'm Zero the Hero. LOL!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Nautical Nights by FlowerScraps

You have to check out this adorable kit by FlowerScraps called Nautical Nights. It's part of this months Pick Ur Bits at DigiScrap Obsession. Each part of the kit is only $1.99 and it's perfect for those end of summer layouts.

The images are linked to FlowerScraps store so make sure you check it out!

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