Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Where's Melody?

DSC_0369, originally uploaded by Greta121.

The kids were having fun today playing with the huge amount of stuffed animals we have. Melody was burried and really enjoyed every minute of it. How cute is that face?

Monday, March 31, 2008

I have moved

I moved over to

Come and visit me here:


Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a fabulous day!
Happy Easter!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy **nd Birthday Patty!
I hope it was a fabulous day for you! The sun was and still is shining and it was in the 40's not bad!
Could have been snow!

Above is the card I made for Patty's birthday.
Below is Patty with her oldest, Peter.

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Patty,
Happy Birthday to you!


Love your only daughter in-law, Greta XO

Friday, February 29, 2008

Free Card

Go here to get a free absolutely beautiful card from the USPS and HBO. It is in reference to the new mini series on HBO called John Adams. Apparently he and his wife wrote over 1,100 letters to one another. Such a beautiful love story! Wish we had HBO so we could see it! The card shown above is one of six options. Go and look at how beautiful they are and choose one to have sent to yourself to mail off to a friend or loved one. You can also personalize them and add photos! Have fun!

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Don't forget the after Easter Photos...

Get this FREE 4"x4" brag book! Go here to check out the options: Lifetimez. There are several styles to choose from and they put new ones out every few weeks as well. Just sign up for the free 10 day trial and take all of those beautiful digital photos you have taken lately for the holidays, birthday's, name it and put them into a book! You get one free just pay $7.50 shipping. The value of the book is $14.95! It is so worth it! Use my consultant number when you sign on - 435924.
They are perfect to throw into your purse and are a full 20 pages! Don't miss out on this one either..good till June 30, 2008. If you like digital scrapbooking or book binding you really need to look into Lifetimez. You can make posters, board books, photo books, greeting cards, calendars or even chore charts!

Easter/Spring Paper Craft

Look at these cute Easter Spring Kits just released by Topline Creations. If you have kids coming round during Easter or Spring festivities why not get some of these kits so you are well prepared when they complain they are bored. Or if you visit your relatives or friends your chocolate gifts will look much better with your own creations.

I can't resist the bunnies! LOL They're too cute!

Get them while you can! I have a feeling they won't last long!

Click Here to get them. You'll find them on the left hand side menu under Scrapbook Kits > Craft Kits (scroll down the bottom of the page)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Give that Photo a Name Contest - TIMES UP!-

Well since I only got three entrants it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be...congratulations mo* won! I will send off your prize as soon as I can. Happy Scrapping! I am copying Ree but is a fun way to get to see what you are all thinking out there in the world! I think this photo needs a name.

Kylie was having a blast "eating" her yogurt. So what do you think is going through her head? What in the world could this photo be named? I am looking for a short title..not a long description. For your hard work one winner will be chosen from the lot tomorrow at 6pm. I am giving more than 24 hours for this because I want you all to go and tell your friends about this and have them get in on it too. The prize isn't huge but it is sure a great item for the scrapbooker out there!
1 Mom - Hot Fudge Kit from TLC..which includes two sheets of celery cardstock, 1 sheet or pixie stix paper and 1 sheet of grape freeze floral 12x12 paper and finally one sheet full of die cuts to mix and match!
Also included will be some Sprinkles from TLC called - Pixie Mix.
And finally a double sheet of pastel block alphabet stickers called Letterz from TLC.
If any of you are interested in looking at more of the product line for TLC go to
Please leave any questions you may have in the comment section as well.
Have fun and be creative!

Tagged again...

The Rules are:

Link to the person that tagged you:


Post the rules on your blog. Share 6 non-important things/quirks about your kid. Tag at least three people at the end of your post and link to their blogs. Let each person know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. Let the fun begin!

Zachary (11 years old) -
1. We whines worse than my 3 year old.
2. He spends way to long getting ready for bed.
3. He now loves broccoli.
4. He will eat ramen noodles every day.
5. He says "I don't know" more than any other person I have ever met in my life!
6. He hangs out with the girls around our home more than the since there are hardly any boys around here.

Melody (3 years old) -
1. She loves to do crafts.
2. She loves to dance.
3. She won't eat much of anything....just cheese, waffles, pancakes, toast, bread with butter..basically carbs.
4. She won't even drink juice any longer. Only water!
5. She loves to play on her v-tech nitro notebook.
6. She doesn't like to pick up after herself and would rather that someone else do it for her. (such a princess!)

Kylie (1 year old) -
1. She loves to play with her food.
2. She enjoys playing with her baby doll and refuses to go to bed without her.
3. She will eat just about anything...but really loves broccoli, yogurt, bananas and spanish rice.
4. She likes to take all the crayons from the easel and put them on the carpet in the living room or the mat in front of the kitchen sink.
5. She can now walk down the stairs all by herself.
6. She is talking like crazy and saying about 10 new words a day!

Now it is your turn: Nan, Maresi, Kim and Lynn. (You are the only ones I know with kids!)

I have been tagged...

Lynn tagged me so lets see what I have to do:

The rules are to link the person who sent this and leave a comment on their blog so their readers can visit yours. Post the rules on your blog. Share 7 strange/weird facts about yourself. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and link their blog. Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. 7 strange things about me..hmmm...lets think....

1. I HATE socks. I will wear slip on shoes year round as long as the snow isn't too deep..and even then I wear shoes that I can take off as soon as I get to where I am going.

2. I write lists for EVERYTHING. But I never, ever seem to complete each item on my lists.

3. I am always looking for ways to make money.

4. I can sometimes feel my father's presence...he got into a car accident on February 29, 2000 and died March 24th, 2000.

5. I love sappy movies and I cry during each and every one. (think Hallmark channel)

6. I grew my hair out long so I could do more with it but I basically put it up with clips or scrunchies or a barrette all the time. I never leave it down.

7. I wear the same size shoes as my 11 year old son. (Ladies size 10, Mens 8)

Now...I tag Nan, Kim, Maresi, Elena and Amy. (Sorry..I don't really know many more


Keep an eye out..later today I will be posting a give-a-way. I am expecting you to all share this news with all of your friends! So that we have more than two people to pick from for the winner! :)

First I have to do a few tags I have gotten lately..then I will post the check back later today.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Eclipse - Part 2

More photos...the last few taken right as it was about to be a total eclipse. Once it got that far it was really hard to get some good photos with my camera. But you can still see the glow a bit. :)

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Photos of the Eclipse. The first I "borrowed" from someone off the But the rest are all mine. My camera only zooms in so far but I think I got atleast a few somewhat good shots.

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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy... ****UPDATE****

**** UPDATE**** So I just found out that the hall that the VFW was so kind to donate is not going to be ready on time...not till about the end of the event will have to be pushed off till mid June. I am not too happy about this but going to still do my best to make this happen and happen with all the support I can get! If you are still interested in becoming an Angel please check out The VFW is building this new hall and adding onto their building so I am happy to be able to use a brand new space in town that should be perfect for this event. Please continue to pray for our soldiers. God Bless! ****
. I am just super busy now and haven't been paying much attention to my blog. Sorry about that people..but I have important business to take care of..I am in charge of raising $3,000 to get phone cards for our Soldiers! Want to make a donation? Email me or leave a message with your email. Want to help out? Give me an extra 10 hours a day!
I am working on a fundraiser with to help raise enough money to pay for phone cards for my soldiers entire unit! I support a soldier who is in Mozul, Iraq right now! He is there with 300 men and women and I want to earn enough to get a phone card in each of their hands! You can become a supporter of a soldier yourself by visiting for more information. Scrapping for Soldiers is going to be a fun day of food, scrapping and prizes!
If you live in the area email me for sign up info and I will forward the registration paperwork.
It is going to be held at the lovely VFW here in W (if you know me you know where I am talking about!) which has been donated by the VFW for free so we can earn even more for not paying for the space. April 26th, 9am till 9pm. $35 for the day. Come one, come all! Goody bags and silent auction included.
Check out the websites and contact me for more info!
Thanks to TLC (Top Line Creations) for starting such an event for our Soldiers..who do more for us than anyone else in the world. They give up time with their families, children and life in general to help keep us safe.
I can never thank them enough.
Visit my website for great scrapbooking products:

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Digital Scrapbook page....

P.S. Let me know if you can see this or not...I uploaded it and saw it just fine..then came back to fix something and it wasn't showing up for me..until I clicked on it and it worked fine. If it doesn't work for you I can try to email ..if I know you. :)

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Crazy Kiddos....

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Well apparently I am using all of my storage space for my photos. I was going to upload a ton of photos tonight but I can't! My picasa web albums is linked to my blogger page and because I have over 10,000 photos saved in there I can't upload anymore here until I pay to expand my photo storage. UGH! It seems that everyone needs our money RIGHT NOW! I can't wait till we can file our taxes and pay off a bunch of bills and pay down some of our debt. Life will be so much easier once that happens. Living paycheck to paycheck really stinks.

I do know that Peter is getting more overtime starting this week so hopefully that will keep up for a bit and we can play catch up on things. Wish us luck with that!

Love you all...keep checking in. I will still try to update when I can but won't be able to post anymore photos until I upgrade. Sorry!

On a side note: Kylie now says her own name and it is just the most adorable sound you can ever hear. I was trying to record her tonight with my digital camera but she wanted nothing to do with it. Maybe tomorrow.

Can we say busy, busy, busy???

I have signed up to be a rep. for yet another company. Yes I know...what was I thinking but I love it! Top Line Creations is a great little scrapbooking company and you can sign up for only $20! I thought it was worth it since I received a coupon for $20 in product plus another one for 10% off an order within the first 90 days. Check out the Shape of the great new products that just came out on February 1st!

Visit my website to check out the company or what it has to offer.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Kylie's new words of the day...

Actually..not all new but some are:


That's a double. (when talking about two pieces of cereal stuck together)

Dee (Melody)

Foo Foof (Zachary)

Daddy Said

I want that

I don't know

Every single day there are more. It is adorable! :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

MIA .....yet again

Sorry...I have been having computer issues yet again and have been trying to find a way to fix it without starting from scratch. I ended up haveing to reboot the whole system and thank goodness for Carbonite...I didn't loose any of my important files! I have about 120,000 files that are being uploaded to my computer as I type...the last 10,000 are going in now...only taken about 24 hours! But still..that is all of my photos and files for my at home businesses and even just from life in general. I have a billion photos to post, stories of my birthday and of the kids but I want to add photos to those I have to wait just a little bit longer to get them reinstalled on the computer so I can use them.

Thanks for checking in and I hope to keep you entertained or atleast up to date with my family more soon. HUGS!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Kylie's New Word of the Day


27 Dresses

On Friday Peter took me out for a "date". It was lovely! We went out to dinner at the 99 where I had the BONELESS BUFFALO WING SALAD – Boneless buffalo chicken tenders served over a tossed green salad with tomatoes, roasted red peppers and bleu cheese dressing. Crowned with bleu cheese crumbles, then we had dessert at Cold Stone Creamery where we shared a Cheesecake Fantasy Signature Creation (Cheesecake Ice Cream, Graham Cracker Crumb pie crust, strawberries and blueberries)and then we went to go see a movie. I chose to see 27 Dresses and I loved it! I had a blast laughing through the whole thing. It was truly a better movie than the reviews are giving it. Silly and funny throughout and you are hoping for only the best for Jane all the way to the end. (Click on the synopsis) It was a very fun night out!
Thanks Patty and Will for watching the kids for us!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Melody's Pregnant.....

Oh My three year old is having a baby! Can you believe it? I know I can't! It just happened overnight..I have no reasoning as to why either. I am just shocked!

Look at just how pregnant she is too! How did that happen and I missed it? I am just shocked here people!! (Oh and by the way..please excuse the potty seat behind her on the floor..we only have one bathroom here and when a little girl needs to go she needs to go!)
Kylie was in awe as well. Notice the food hanging out of her mouth because she was just stunned!

Oops..sorry..just is baby Blue! How cute is that? :)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Beautiful Wedding Invitations

I was looking around the web today and came upon this website full of unique wedding invitations. It is called Wedding Needs, All Your Wedding Needs in One Place..but I found more than just wedding items. I even found baby announcements, thank you notes. I even looked around at the wedding invites even though I have been married for almost five years and came across this one here that would be perfect for a winter wedding.

What is great is that you can buy your invitations online and also get a proof online to make sure everything is perfect before they print them up. They offer samples also of their beautiful cards. I might actually start sending out more thank you notes with the beautiful ones they sell through here. This site is very easy to look around and they offer zoom capabilities that get you so close it would be like you were looking at it in person!

I really love that they have Disney cards available too! Who doesn't love Disney!? They have these absolutely beautiful Mickey and Minnie Mouse wedding invitations. Or what about these beautiful wedding invitations with Cinderella on them. If only I had found these sooner. I am a Disney girl!

If you are looking for a baby announcement, wedding invite, save the date card, thank you notes, even every day birthday cards check them out. It would be great for business to buy them in larger quantities too! I hate to spend too much for cards but these are very reasonably priced.

Rick Springfield - Christmas With You

Soldier's Angels

I found this song by Rick Springfield just after Christmas and wanted to share it with all of you! It really touches the heart. It is dedicated to soldiers who have lost their lives in War and for their mothers and families. This is close to my heart because I have become a Soldier's Angel. I support a soldier who is over in Iraq right now fighting for our freedom. If you have the time and about $10 - $30 a month you can share to help keep the spirits up of just one soldier check it out. You can even join a team that just sends out cards or gift only when needed. The way I look at is a way to pay it forward for a person who is away from his family at the holidays and birthdays and even for my soldier the birth of his third child.

God Bless America

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Fun with the kiddos...

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008
Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing - Photo Books

Thursday, January 3, 2008


I was given the letter B by Kylie and I was saying, "B" and then listing tons of B words to her. After I had gone through a rather large list I asked Melody what letter it was and if she could tell me a word that begins with B. To that I got an answer from Kylie!! She said "boat". I had not even used that word in my list of many B words. To say the least I was shocked. She is only 17 1/2 months old and already knows this?! She is so smart it is crazy! She is just brilliant! (If I do say so myself!)

Check out this cute face! :) Don't you just love those bright blue eyes like I do!? My baby isn't much of a baby anymore..but I will always think of her as one.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


So the holidays kind of took over my time and thoughts so I haven't taken the time to post. I have more photos than I know what to do with so I will hopefully if all works out, be posting them and the stories behind them tomorrow. I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday season.
Merry Christmas!
Happy New Year!
Happy 2008!