Monday, April 20, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday 4/20/2015

 
The weather outside is::::
Foggy & Chilly... but there is warmer temperatures on the agenda!
  
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Leftover Guacamole... and chips
(I know... but at least they ate)
As I look outside my window:::
I see the neighborhood blooming with activity..
dog walking, kids heading to school,
Mommies talking, and parents driving off to work.
  
Right now I am::::
Enjoying a few minutes while little Emma Shay naps...
since she has started coming...
I do not get much electronic time.
I promise to catch up!
  
As I look around the house::::
I need to dust, sweep and change up the d├ęcor...
maybe some yellow flowers from my garden.
  
On today's to do list::::
Hitting the farmers market,
Letting the toddlers water my lawn with leftover water from the showers.
Finish preparing for a Party Thursday...
and
Clean my closet out!
  
Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
 
On the TV today::::
 PBS...
Maybe Y&R,
Bloodline on NETFLIX.

  
On the menu this week::::
Monday - Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Tuesday -  Taco Tuesday
Wednesday - Wildtree Wednesday - Bean Soup
Thursday - Meatloaf Cupcakes
Friday - Chinese.. true to our Family Fun Night
Saturday - BBQ Chicken & Potato Salad
Sunday - Pot Roast & Roasted Veggies
  
What I am creating at the moment::::
Special order request, Shepard's Gate Party Samples, Thank You Cards. 
 
Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - I have Lily and the Sakamoto Sisters! BUNCO at Denice's tonight!
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters... P/U Lily Bug fro Preschool, Holiday Fantasy Meeting
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Girls, attempting a long walk early ...
Thursday -  Shepard's Gate Party in Michelle's Honor, Ridding Lessons
Friday - Sakamoto Sisters!
Saturday - High Tea in Lodi, Relax and family day!
Sunday - Reception for Art Winner's!
 
Favorite photo from the camera::::

Saturday,
We took Madi Crowley to celebrate her 8th Birthday
While we normally indulge in the Kitchen Sink...
We decided to wait until a day her parents can join us!
Love this kid she is a wonderful spirit like her mother!
 
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”
John 13:34-35

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
 
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
reading what other SAHM's are up to helps me appreciate our jobs!
Off to shop...
what is on your shopping list?
 

 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday 4/13/15


The weather outside is::::
Warm and inviting
 
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Blueberry Muffins


As I look outside my window:::
The flowers are all awake and showing off their blooms... It is so rejuvenating what spring can bring!
 
Right now I am::::
Tiptoeing around as the girls are all asleep... First day back from spring break and they all require naps and resting!
 
As I look around the house::::
There is plenty to do, 
Yet.. I am drawn outside!
 
On today's to do list::::
Shopping,
Long walks with my three beauties,
walking the dogs
and
some exercise.
 
Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
 
On the TV today::::
maybe some PBS...
Maybe Y&R
 
On the menu this week::::
Monday - Crab Ravioli & Spinach Salad
Tuesday -  Panini's
Wednesday - Wildtree Wednesday - macaroni and cheese
Friday - Chinese.. true to our Family Fun Night
Saturday - Suprise Rolls
Sunday - Something BBQ
 
What I am creating at the moment::::
A stack of Easter cards, birthday cards and more. 
 
Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - I have Lily and the Sakamoto Sisters!
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters... and a Lincoln Exhibit at the museum
Wednesday -  Sakamoto Girls, attempting a long walk
Thursday -  DSRWC General Meeting today, Ridding Lessons
Friday - Sakamoto Sisters!
Saturday - Relax and family day!
Sunday - Stamping at Jeanne's with KJO and Karen!
 
Favorite photo from the camera::::
The hubby and I at the mount Diablo District Convention Banquet!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
21 Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.” 
Matthew 18:21-22
~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
 
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
reading what other SAHM's are up to helps me appreciate our jobs!
Off to shop...
what is on your shopping list?

Friday, April 3, 2015

April Blog Hostess: Kathy Jo Schanner

Guest Blogger
 
Kathy Jo Schanner
AKA: Kjo

I met Kathy Jo a few years back through her mother... Jeanne.
She has the same beauty and grace as her mother,
she is generous, loving and loyal.
I adore her and her family.
What I love most about her:
Those grandbabies are the loves of her life,
her daughter too...
she is the best grandmother
I hope to be like her!
The lights that dance in her eyes as she talks about them tells all!
How long have you been a stamper?
My first stamp party was held at my house back in 1987.
The woman arrived with rubber images and chunks of wood cut into blocks.
We selected our image and glued them onto the blocks.
To emboss, we used an iron or clean frying pan…
Ah, the good old days.
I took a break from stamping when my daughter became a competitive dancer
 and my spare time was spent sewing dance costumes.
I went back to it more seriously in the 90’s?
 I used to have a Stamping’ Up set from ’91!
 (I think I am remembering correctly).
What inspires you?
Lot’s of things!
When I see colors, an image, something someone has made
 that I might tweek a little for my own taste…
When I look at a stamp, I try to choose one that I can make a multitude of cards from.
I feel I justify the price of my stamps by making and using the stamp in a variety of ways.
What product does this card include? 
I used SU cantaloupe, mossy meadow and whisper white paper.
 I used a SU stamp but cannot recall the name.
 I colored it with Bic Mark it pens and used SU rhinestones.
The green paper was cut with a die and embossed with a Darice folder.
I used SU dimensionless for the white paper to pop up.
Where did you get the idea for this card?
I saw the stamp, bought it with the idea that it would be my Easter card
 - loved the easy to color tulips.
 Then, my mom bought two packs of cantaloupe paper and gave me one.
Voila!
Color scheme decided and I found a green that I liked to compliment it.
What is your FAVORITE Stamping tool, set, color or occasion?
I love my Score Buddy
 (SU has one, too, but mine is a Score Buddy)
and I’m a big fan of Dimensional's.
  Colors that speak to me are autumn colors, greens
and I like neutral colors such as black, grey, browns.
Last but not least... who do you follow, turn to or get your inspiration and ideas from?
My Mom, and Pinterest.

Here is KJo's Card:

 Here is my CASE:
Supplies used for my CASE of KJO's Card are:
Blushing Bride Cardstock, All Abloom DSP Stack, Whisper White Cardstock,
Memento Black Ink, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Pad, Blushing Bride Stampin' Pad, Blender Pens, Rhinestone Jewel's, Crazy About You Stamp Set, Butterfly Basics Stamp Set, Label Thinlets, Big Shot, and Dimensionals.
 
 
Kathy Jo and her family are spending this glorious Easter Holiday in Disneyland!
I send out a HUGE thank you to KJO for her hosting this month
wish you all
a very
Happy Easter!

Love,
Cary
XXXOOO