Monday, February 22, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 2/22/16



The weather outside is::::
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Waffles, yogurt and bananas
As I look outside my window:::
Blue Skies make me want to go out and garden!
Right now I am::::
Organizing my To-DO List and paying bills
  
As I look around the house::::
So much to do so little time!
  
On today's to do list::::
Stamping ABC's,
Long walk with the lil ones,
quick errands,
Organizing my office/dining room
Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
 PBS...
Maybe Y&R, Maybe Days or GH...
these kids like their nature walks which postpones Naptime...
Sadly, Naptime will not occur when they are on..
On the menu this week::::
Monday -Sesame Chicken & Fried Rice
Tuesday -  Mountain Mike's Pizza
Wednesday - Taco Salad
Thursday - Chili Dogs
Friday - BLT's
Saturday - Dad's Cooking (usually BBQ)
Sunday - French Dip Sammies, Macaroni Salad
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Convention Forget Me-Not's
Stampin' Sister Gifts
Roomie Gifts
Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sisters & Lilibug
Tuesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto Sisters, & Dalisay Twins 
Wednesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto & Dalisay Sisters
Thursday - Doris & I drive to San Diego... Dad is in charge??
Friday - CFWC Spring Board.. Dad still in Charge????
Saturday -CFWC Spring Board... DAD in Charge(one more day)
Sunday -Doris & I drive home

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Need a Background/Texture Stamp in a pinch?
Use your Clear Mount Blocks!
While CASEing the above card...
I used my clear mount block to add texture!

CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:

I fell in love with this lil' cutie and CASE'd it!

Happy Belated Birthday Jeanne AKA: Mimi


Favorite photo from the camera::::

Jeanne and Kylie riding the wooden horse that Jim made for Kylies Dad!
Happy Belated Birthday to the two of you!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
The Lord appeared to him [1] from far away.
I have loved you with an everlasting love;
therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.

Jeremiah 31:3
~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

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Happy Tuesday AKA: Happy Homemaker Monday


The weather outside is::::
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Waffles, yogurt and bananas

As I look outside my window:::
I realize that those darn plants are not going to plant themselves...
placing them where I wanted them planted has not worked on my hubby so I better do it myself!

Right now I am::::
Catching up,
Took Monday off and I am ready to tackle this week!
  
As I look around the house::::
there are piles of club papers to finish up...
best be completing my next task
  
On today's to do list::::
Stamping ABC's,
Long walk with the lil ones,
quick errands,
Organizing my office

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  Tring to finish The Great Gatsby again,
Gabriella is reading it for school
SO I joined her

On the TV today::::
 PBS...
Maybe Y&R, Maybe Days or GH...
Sadly, Naptime will not occur when they are on..

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Pesto Pasta
Tuesday -  Mountain Mike's Pizza
Wednesday - Chicken Chilaquiles
Thursday - Linguini & Baby Clams
Friday - Mexxi's
Saturday -
Sunday - Mexican... Celebrating Jeanne's Birthday
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Stampin Sister Projects,
Thank You cards,
Birthday Projects & Favors

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - DAY OFF
Tuesday - Lili bug & Sakamoto Sisters
Wednesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto & Dalisay Sisters
Thursday - DSRWC General Meeting, Gabriella Choir Concert & College Night
Friday - Constant Contact, Dalisay twins,
Saturday - Craft Day
Sunday -Jeanne's Birthday & Stampin' Party

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Ways I store my supplies:
(warning this may show my true messy personality)

I store my card stock by paper color family... 
I use a DVD cabinet to hold my stamp sets, 
Longaberger Baskets store my pens
I keep my clear blocks in the storage case, easier to travel with!
It looks empty now, but I have HUGE plans to stock this baby!
The punches were rattled a few times this past weekend..,
I use SU racks from the past, and handmade ones from Jim Murchie for my In-Color pads.
Washi tape is currently in a jar... 
This is so I will use it more?? 
CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:





Favorite photo from the camera::::


Gabriella is DRVING!! 
Permit requires practice..
Had to experience the situation and I survived!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.

Psalm 30:2
~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

Monday, February 8, 2016

Happy Homamker Monday 2/8/16


The weather outside is::::
Going to be hot this week...
It was 78 degrees
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Waffles... so predictable!

As I look outside my window:::
I think Spring is here...
did the Ground Hog see his shadow or not?

Right now I am::::
Just getting here!
Monday was BUSY!
Loved all we did...
waiting for the
GFWC Tri-Valley Juniorette's Meeting to begin!
  (OH! can I admit I am listening to RADIO DISNEY??)
"Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?"

As I look around the house::::
I am thinking my house plants need repotting!
  
On today's to do list::::
Birthday Card projects
and
Stampin' Sister Swaps
(still not done, always adding birthdays)

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
(Harry Potter Series Again)
  
On the TV today::::
 PBS...
Maybe Y&R, Days or GH...
only if the kids nappie at the right time!

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Take Out... it was a long day
Tuesday -  Seafood Salad
Wednesday - Taco's
Thursday - Pampered Chef Freezer Mystery Meal
Friday - Chinese.. true to our Family Fun Night
Saturday - Camp Di Bocce
Sunday - Valentines Dinner Out!
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Valentines,
Stampin Sister Projects,
Thank You cards,
Birthday Banner!

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Lily & Sakamoto Sisters
Tuesday - Lili bug & Sakamoto Sisters,
Wednesday - Lili bug & Sakamoto Sisters
Friday - Bylaws Meeting, Lunch with Tammy at San Ramon Marriott, Dalisay Twins

Saturday - Sabra's Birthday
Sunday -Valentines Day, Pretty in Pink 30th Anniversary
Double Date Night with the Crowley's & my Hunky Hubby

Favorite photo'c from the camera::::
Fay & Martha rocked the kitchen at the Crab Feed


Part of our Dessert Auction Table...
Another view: My Cake Balls & Annette's Cupcakes!






My hubby and his big sister went to Metallica instead of our crab feed this year...  
So we had ours the next day!
Our crab feed was Sunday Brunch !
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? 47 And if you greet only your brothers,  what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? 48 You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Matthew 5:46-48
Collected from the Sanders Family Website!


~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!
Prepared to stamp?
If not what can I do to get you in the mood?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

And the Winner is...

The talented and creative:
Jamie Lenci! 

Jamie will receive a $10 gift card to go toward Stampin' Up! & all of the cards submitted!

Might you want to join in on the fun?
Must Be Mimi's February Challenge is:
Easter Themed
(paper, product, stamp, or embellishment)
~must include at least one Stampin' Up! product, past or present
~must have two layers
~must include a recipe with product description of card
~Mail to me by March 1st
(177 Pebble Place, San Ramon, CA 94583)

* This contest is created by Mimi AKA: Jeanne Murchie for entertainment purposes.  Cards are judged by mystery guests and prizes are awarded by me.  Gift Certificate can only be cashed through me, not another demonstrator or Stampin' UP! This is unofficially a fun idea that we are going to play with to keep ourselves stamping and adding some fun that Must Be Mimi!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Must Be Mimi's January Card Card Challenge Results

This is Mimi & her daughters Kathy Jo & Karen!




Must Be Mimi Card Challenge

Would you like to earn $10 towards purchase of Stampin’ Up!? 
Then the Must Be Mimi Card Challenge is for YOU! 
Each month Mimi (AKA: Jeanne Murchie) will divulge her challenge details.   
You will find these details via my blog or via an email if you have participated before.
You mail your completed card to me:

Cary Farruggia

177 Pebble Place

San Ramon, CA 94583

~ Must be received by the 1st of each month~

I will share your cards via my online accounts, and have the cards judged.

Winner will receive:$10 credit towards the purchase of Stampin’ Up!
& all of the cards that were submitted in the challenge that month!



Must Be Mimi January Challenge

·       Use a stamp set from a current Stampin’ Up! Catalog

·       Must have two layers

·       You may use any other product/brands/companies in addition to the above highlighted conditions!

Using a separate piece of paper or post-it-note:

Include the following information with your card:

Name, Email, Phone, mailing address, product details for your card

and mail to Cary by the 1st of each month to participate!
Here are the entries I received:
#1
Dear Friend was submitted by Gretchen King
Supplies Used:
Birthday Blooms Stamp Set
Colored with chalk pencils,
Winkastella for the glitter,
Regal Rose Ink,
 Pink Pirouette, Whisper White & Basic Black Cardstock



#2
Happy Birthday was submitted by Jamie Lenci
Supplies Used:
Petite Petals Flowers,
Wisteria Wonder Ribbon, Cardstock, & Ink
Whisper White Cardstock,
Swiss Dots Embossing folder.
#3
Thanks Submitted by Kathy Jo
Supplies used:
Leftovers from her My Paper Pumpkin Kit
Sahara Sand Cardstock,


#4
Thanks So Much Submitted by: Renee Fink
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, & Ink
Pool Party Cardstock, & Ink
Whisper White Cardstock,
Sweet Sorbet DSP,
Endless Thanks Stamp Set,
Pistachio Pudding Ink,
& Rhinestones.

***Put your vote in as the Winner will be announced Thursday!*** 



Monday, February 1, 2016

Must Be Mimi's February Card Challenge


This is Mimi & her daughters Kathy Jo & Karen!




Must Be Mimi Card Challenge

Would you like to earn $10 towards purchase of Stampin’ Up!? 
Then the Must Be Mimi Card Challenge is for YOU! 
Each month Mimi (AKA: Jeanne Murchie) will divulge her challenge details.   
You will find these details via my blog or via an email if you have participated before.

You mail your completed card to me:

Cary Farruggia

177 Pebble Place

San Ramon, CA 94583

~ Must be received by the 1st of each month~

I will share your cards via my online accounts, and have the cards judged.

Winner will receive:$10 credit towards the purchase of Stampin’ Up!
& all of the cards that were submitted in the challenge that month!



Must Be Mimi February Challenge
  •      Easter Theme (any product, stamp set, paper or techniques welcome)
  •      Have at least one Stampin' Up! product past or present in the creation of your card
  •      Must be have two layers
  • Using a separate piece of paper or post-it-note:

Include the following information with your card:

Name, Email, Phone, mailing address, product details for your card

and mail to Cary by the 1st of each month to participate!
Mail to me by March 1st!

Happy Homemaker Monday 2/1/16


The weather outside is::::
   I does appear we will be wearing jackets today though.

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
As I look outside my window:::
The weeds took over our yard, after the rain,
and our Irises are a little confused,
so a few hours of yardwork to spunk up the yard are in order!

Right now I am::::
Talking with the hubby over a cup of Joe,
letting him pick a few of our menu choices,
and reviewing the weeks schedule
  
As I look around the house::::
Crab Feed 2016 Raffle Prizes have landed all around our home.
I lost the Heads or Tails Bracelets,
ok, I misplaced them so I had to
overnight another bunch.
  
On today's to do list::::
Crab Feed Placemat
New Guitar Lessons
(must try this other studio)
and maybe a driving lesson

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
 PBS...
Maybe Y&R., Days or GH.
All depends on Naptime.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chicken Pesto Pasta
Tuesday -  Mountain Mike's Pizza
Wednesday - Ham & Potato Soup
Thursday - Crock Pot Meal
Friday - Chinese.. true to our Family Fun Night
Saturday - DSRWC Crab Feed 2016
Sunday - Roasted Chicken
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Birthday Cards,
Stampin' Sister Cards,
Must Be Mimi Challenge Card,
Crab Feed Table Banners

CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Things I use my SNIPS for:
Cutting, gem and embellishment placement,
distressing the edges of my cards,
and unclogging my non SU tools.
Paper Snips 103579
Price: $10.00
Expert cutting even in small areas. Thin, precision-ground stainless steel tips cut to end of blade.

* 2-1/2" blades
* Include safety cover for blades
* Comfort grips
Not that I should admit it,
but I am not a perfect paper trimmer.
Especially when listening to  my Slacker Radio
80's, 90's & Today s station.
My slick dance moves may not always be helpful when lining
up the paper on my trimmer. 
SNIPS save me.

CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:

Here is a talented stamper I started following this weekend.


I CASE'd her as I am stacking up cards to send to my hubby when he attends
a special school for his job soon.  I am going to have a card ready for every day he is there!
Supplies Used for this CASE:
Very Vanilla Cardstock,
Mossy Meadow Cardstock,
Mossy Meadow Stampin' Pad,
Going Global Stamp Set,
Going Places DSP Stack,
Sahara Sand Cardstock,
Vanilla threads of the Gold bakers twine,
and 2014-2016 Designer Washi Tape.
(I used my SNIPS to distress the edges)

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Lili bug & Sakamoto Sisters
Tuesday - Lili bug & Sakamoto Sisters
Wednesday - Lili bug , Dalisay Sisters & Sakamoto Sisters
Thursday - DSRWC Board Meeting.
Friday - Dalisay Twins

Saturday - DSRWC Crab Feed 2016

Sunday - Family Day


Favorite photo from the camera::::
Happy Umpteenth Birthday Sara!

Sandra & I took Sara out for her Birthday
at 5pm on Saturday,
we returned her by 7:30pm...
we really need to go crazy next time and stay out til' 8pm!


Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
13:1 A wise son hears his father's instruction,
but a scoffer does not listen to rebuke.

Proverbs 13:1
(I get my Random Bible Verses from the Sanders Family Webpage)

~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!

Prepared to stamp?
If not what can I do to get you in the mood?
Contact Me for a playdate, coaching you through your crafty ideas, or just to talk!