Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Mimi's Challenge- October WInner

This is the last Mimi's Challenge for the year. 

Jamie & Gretchen both made beautiful cards!
When the votes came in Gretchen won!
Congratulations!


Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday October 3rd, 2016


The weather outside is::::
Cooler than last week.
What happened?
Pulled out my big fluffy sweaters!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Waffles & Eggs.

As I look outside my window:::
The hubby is pulling out our Halloween/Fall Décor.
It is going to be fun!
We need ot go pick pumpkins!

Right now I am::::
Playing with a few NEW stamp sets.
It's our First Annual Stamp Camp this Saturday,
I am hoping to show a few samples to inspire our friends!

As I look around the house::::
I think there are a few stacks of books that are neglected.
Maybe I will read a few to help keep the dust from building up.

On today's to do list::::
Mopping the floors, and laying down new shelf lining.

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
A stack of Sesame Street Books...
the kids love those silly classic characters.
  
On the TV today::::
ONLY THE NEWS,
which I will probably turn off.
I want good news.
Prayers going out for so many.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Teriyaki Chicken & Veggies 
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday
Wednesday - Pesto Tortellini & Mushrooms
Thursday - Bruschetta Chicken
Friday - Chinese
Saturday -  Eating at Mimi's
Sunday - Seafood from Santa Cruz
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards
Card Samples from the New Holiday Catty
And gifts

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sisters,
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters, Guitar Lessons
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Sister's, Holiday Food Tasting @ the Marriott
Thursday -  DSRWC Board Meeting
Friday - Dublin High Presentation
Saturday - Our 1st Annual Holiday Stamp Camp
Sunday - Picking up Gabriella from Camp


Card You Should CASE:::::  
I CASE'd this from Instagram!
@sbdagain had a cutie on the feed over the weekend and I loved its simplicity.
I love googlie eyes too!
Supplies Used:
Basic Black Cardstock 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Base Layer
Very Vanilla 5 1/4' x 4'  Second Layer
Very Vanilla scraps, torn and edged with Basic Black ink.
Layer the torn scraps across the Very Vanilla layer.
Adhere to the Basic Black.
Use your Large Alphabet Dies to Roll through your Bigshot.
I used scraps of
Basic Black Cardstock.
Add Googlie Eyes of any size!


Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me November 1st:
Fall or ThanksgivingThemed

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!

Favorite photo from the camera::::

Taken at Gabriella's Surprise Party


Dig In! 
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

136:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the God of gods,
for his steadfast love endures forever.
Give thanks to the Lord of lords,
for his steadfast love endures forever. . . .

Psalm 136:1-3

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog

Friday, September 30, 2016

September's Mimi's Challenge Winner



The September Mimi's Challenge was to make a Sympathy Card.


We had four cards to consider:
One from Kathy Jo:

One from Jamie:


and two... yes... two from Gretchen:
#1
And #2

Each of the submissions were equally beautiful .....

Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me November 1st:
Fall or Thanksgiving Themed

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!
Kathy Jo!

Kathy Jo will receive a $10 credit
towards her next Stampin' Up! order!
(Offer made by me and exclusively for Mimi's Challenge, not endorsed or accepted by SU or other demonstrators)

Hope to see your submissions!
Love,
Cary
XXXOOO

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday, September 26th, 2016


The weather outside is::::
Sizzling hot!
I cant believe it is supposed to be Fall.
But we will take this warm weather in stride,
it is always hot in September!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Eggs n Toast.

As I look outside my window:::
There are kids heading to school,
They look happy and I cannot wait for Halloween

Right now I am::::
Catching up on my to do list and yes, it is Tuesday!
I traveled a lot the past two weeks and this week (tomorrow) I hope to travel
to hear the surgeons newest answer on how we can save my mom.

As I look around the house::::
I see pumpkins starting to find their way around the rooms.
Sally did not help she gifted me with
new lil pumpkin décor to bring Fall to the house!

On today's to do list::::
some birthday shopping,
 planning, crafting and cuddling with the girls.

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
After the debate last night that still has me
confused on whom I should vote for,
so we rented Frozen for the next few days to sing 'Let it Go"

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chicken Piñata, Pesto Pasta
Tuesday - Eggplant Parmesan 
Wednesday - Toasted Cheese Sammies & Tomato Soup
Thursday - Casper's 
Friday - Pizza
Saturday -  Homemade Pizza and Spinach Salad
Sunday - Sweet & Sticky Chicken
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards
Card Samples from the New Holiday Catty
And gifts

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sisters
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters, Guitar Lessons
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Sister's, Crafty Time
Thursday -  GFWC Past Presidents Meeting
Friday - Stamp for a Cause
Saturday - SAT Exams, Birthday Party, Crafty Time
Sunday - World Cardmaking Day


Cary's On Your CASE Challenge:::::  
If you are up to the challenge
I want you to make a card and share it on
Facebook, Instagram or text me
October 1st 9am-9pm
AKA: World Cardmaking Day
tag me and I will CASE your card!

SAVE THE DATE:
STAMP CAMP is coming October 8th, 2016
Email Me to get your registration form!

Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me October 1st:
Sympathy Themed

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!
(FYI... I have already received a card from Jamie Lenci... ADORABLE)

Favorite photo's from the camera::::

Dewar's Candy Shop
Martha & I found a place with homemade Taffy!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::

14 For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
Romans 6:14


~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Happy Homemmaker September 19th, 2016

Happy 22nd Birthday to my oldest Mackenzie!
She has been the light that guides me and warms my heart daily!
It is also talk like a pirate day... so ahoy!
The weather outside is::::
Blue Skies, high 90's and relaxing!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
I am making Mackenzie's favorite
Crepes with Strawberries and Whipping Cream

As I look outside my window:::
I see our front yard becoming more water friendly.
Many plans are in action.

Right now I am::::
Heading to Napa for a meeting.
About to meet with two amazing clubs and enjoy the day!


As I look around the house::::
I wish the house cleaning fairy would surprise me.
Three kids over the age of 13 and not a one cleaned up after themselves today.

On today's to do list::::
Some crafting,
some wine,
A long walk, 
Some club work &
a craft area to clean.

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
Parks and Recreation...
Love Leslie Knope

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Beef Stroganoff
Tuesday - Taco Tuesday 
Wednesday - Chicken Pot Pie
ThursdayPizza
Friday - Panini's
Saturday -  Casper's - Chicken Salad
Sunday - Roasted Chicken & Veggies
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards
Card Samples from the New Holiday Catty
And gifts

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Mackenzie's Birthday, trip to Napa, Designated Driver
for Mackenzie's night out.
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters, Guitar Lessons
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Sister's, Crafty Time
Thursday -  Parliamentary Procedures Meeting, Drive to Bakersfield
Friday - CFWC Fall Board Meeting
Saturday - CFWC Fall Board Meeting
Sunday - Crafty Day




SAVE THE DATE:
STAMP CAMP is coming October 8th, 2016
Email Me to get your registration form!

Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me October 1st:
Sympathy Themed

Must include at least one SU product

(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!
(FYI... I have already received a card from Jamie Lenci... ADORABLE)

Favorite photo's from the camera::::


Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
13 In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is the guarantee [1] of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, [2] to the praise of his glory.
Ephesians 1:13-14

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Quote copied and pasted from the Sanders Family Website!

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog