Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 3/28/16


The weather outside is::::
Blue skies as far as the eye can see...
It is a great day to go to the park!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Waffles, yogurt and bananas
(no surprises... Right Kylie!)

As I look outside my window:::
there are white clouds of fluff everywhere...
looks like the dogd had a blast de-fluffing their new toys from the Easter Bunny!

Right now I am::::
Organizing my To-Do List
Hubby needs me to pack him up,
solve his how to fly with a whisky bottle dilemma (duh.. don't)
get my stampin supplies ready to make favors
and make tough decisions about my scraps!
Its a paper jungle in that closet!
  
As I look around the house::::
I know that I need to get my club supplies in order,
Trying to make procedure books for a few people and for myself.
Spring Cleaning begins the moment my hubby leaves.
No guilty feelings!
  
On today's to do list::::
Stamping ABC's,
Long walk with the lil ones,
quick errands,
Organizing my office/dining room
Spending the afternoon with my In-laws,
not forgetting guitar lessons tonight
and
sleep!

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...
Naptime requires reading, kisses and cuddles,
the tele can be postponed to love on these lil angels!

On the menu this week::::
Monday -Casa Orozco
Tuesday -  Hawaiian Chicken Wings, fried rice and an Asian Salad!
Wednesday - Spaghetti Meatballs
Thursday - Ham & Potato Soup
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday - BBQ & Macaroni Salad
Sunday - Fried Chicken & Roasted Veggies
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Chairmen Gifts for District Convention
Thank You gifts for a special few
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Lily, Sakamoto Sister's, In-Laws Here
Tuesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto Sisters,
Wednesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto & Dalisay Sisters
Thursday - Past Presidents Meeting
Friday - Dalisay Twins
Saturday - Janna Funeral
Sunday -Bye Bye Daddy!

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Check Out how Sweetly Scrapped claims we can use our Scrap Paper


CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:
This Flowering Fields CASE will go in my gift bags for District Convention!


Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me April 1st:

Spring Flower or Tree Themed

(Stamp, Paper, or background )
Must have two layers
Must include at least one SU product
(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!



Favorite photo from the camera::::
This was taken as my family and I watched my cousin's wedding online!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, 10 do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”
Zechariah 7:9-10

~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, March 21, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 3/21/16

The weather outside is::::
Blue skies and chilly & in the 50's brrr!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Johnny's Doughnuts!
Kylie starts with the top and attacks the bottom!

Emma it's it all!!

As I look outside my window:::
Spring is in full bloom!

Right now I am::::
Waiting to wake the Emma Bear...
As I look around the house::::
I have two weeks to get my act together...
making lists and checking them twice!

On today's to do list::::
Stamping ABC's,
Long walk with the lil ones,
quick errands,
Organizing my office/dining room
Convention Gift Preparations,
Award Certificate printing!

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...
Naptime requires reading, kisses and cuddles,
the tele can be postponed to love on these lil angels!

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Chicken Cesar Salad
Tuesday -  Original Joe's
Wednesday - Tacos
Thursday - Chicken tortilla soup
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday - Club Sandwhiches & fruit Salad
Sunday - Easter Dinner
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards, Convention Favors, and Banners!

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Lily, Sakamoto Sister's,
Tuesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto Sisters, Dalisay Twins and dinner with my Auntie
Wednesday - Sakamoto & Dalisay Sisters
Thursday - Parlimentary Procedures Meeting
Friday - Dalisay Twins
Saturday - Catch Up Day!
Sunday -Easter Sunday

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:



CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:



Mimi's Challenge:


Due to me April 1st:
(No FOOLIN')

Spring Flower or Tree Themed
(Stamp, Paper, or background )
Must have two layers
Must include at least one SU product
(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!





Favorite photo from the camera::::
Sneak Peek at the twins... My walking partners during the week!
Sara is my partner in the weekends!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning,
and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit

Ecclesiastes 7:8

~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, March 14, 2016

Happy Homemaker Monday 3.1416 AKA: Pi Day

Don't accept my sarcasm as ungratefulness...
I am very blessed to stay at home, raise my won family, and help raise other peoples children...
But I dedicate my heart to the Lord and I am weak.
So lets celebrate the wonderful rain,
All the miracles and the fact that he finally took a grand friend home to heaven!
I miss you Janna,
these past days I have traveled through serious emotion...
Then I realized the Lord left me many other wonderful women to impact my life...
let me surround myself with women that want to serve God, Country, Community and Family!


The weather outside is::::
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Waffles, yogurt and bananas
(no surprises... Right Kylie!)

As I look outside my window:::
There are drops of moisture everywhere and we can rejoice in the rains aftermath!

Right now I am::::
Organizing my To-DO List
Loads to do and such little time!
  
As I look around the house::::
I am thinking I have tons of dusting to complete!
  
On today's to do list::::
Stamping ABC's,
Long walk with the lil ones,
quick errands,
Organizing my office/dining room
Celebrating National Pi Day with the Juniorettes!

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...
Naptime requires reading, kisses and cuddles,
the tele can be postponed to love on these lil angels!

On the menu this week::::
Monday -Turkey Pot pie
Tuesday -  Turkey Enchilada's
Wednesday - Tacos
Thursday - Irish meal ... Corned Beef & Cabbage!
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday - Corn Dogs (its Corn Dog day) & Pasta Dinner
Sunday - French Dip Sammies, Macaroni Salad
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Art Festival Projects

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Lily, Sakamoto Sister's, National Pi & Potato Chip Day
The GFWC Tri-Valley Juniorettes Initiation & Installation Ceremony
Tuesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto Sisters, Holiday Fantasy Planning Meeting
Wednesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto & Dalisay Sisters
Friday - Dalisay Twins
Saturday -BUNCO NIGHT!
Sunday -Donation Drive for Nayeli Faith Foundation

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Washi Tape- AKA Masking Tape
So I was CASE'ing this adorable card


from my Upline Beverlee...
And lets just say if you just want the cute lil Lamb...
you have two options...
cut it off before you mount
or mask it!
Here is where the Washi Tape Came into play:
(no worries you waste savvy worry warts,
you can use the same piece over & over)


My CASE... not as pretty I did not own the same sentiment.


CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:


Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me April 1st:

Spring Flower or Tree Themed
(Stamp, Paper, or background )
Must have two layers
Must include at least one SU product
(Past or Present)
Include a post it note with the recipe!



Favorite photo from the camera::::
Gabriella in her way to Jr Prom...
So glad she had a blast!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor; [1]
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound. . . .

Isaiah 61:1

~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 one of the blogger tshat inspired me to do these weekly posts:
Happy Homemaker Monday Blog

Friday, March 4, 2016

February Must Be Mimi's Challenge Winner


Gretchen King

All ideas were inspired by the parameters Mimi sets for us each month!
Why Mimi?
If you meet Mimi you will come to find she is skilled in many techniques and everything she tries turns out beautiful!  She loves and appreciates all our work and would NEVER tell us she did not like something we try... this is why we are allowing her to guide us in our attempts to continue stamping through life via her Mimi's Challenge!
Want to join us?
This month Mimi asked us to create something with Spring Themed Flowers or Trees!
-at least one item should be Stampin' Up (past present or future)
-must have two layers
-must include a recipe for creating the card (one must own all things crafty and we like to see it in action)
-mail to me by April 1st (177 Pebble Place, San Ramon, CA 94583)
-winner receives a $10 credit towards their next Stampin' Up! order and all cards submitted!
(the $10 credit is only offered by me and is not endorsed by SU or any other consultant)




Submission #1: (Kathy Jo Schanner)
Items used to make this lil' lamb card:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic R01 Pinkish Vanilla, Bic Margarita Green, Bic Cloud Nine Grey,
Wink of Stella-Blush, Easter Lamb, Sizzix Circle Dies, Blushing Bride Pin Cardstock, Old Olive Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, English Garden DSP, White Bias Tape Ribbon.

Submission #2 (Gretchen King)
Items used to create this cutie:
In the Meadow Stamp Set, Happy Easter Stamp Set, Chocolate Bunny Stamp, Chocolate Brown and all ink was Memento Ink!

Submission #3 (Jamie Lenci)
Items Used to create this eggstra special card are:
Work of Art Stamp Set, Blushing Bride Cardstock, Darcie Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride Ink, Soft Sky Ink, Pistachio Pudding Ink, SO Saffron Ink, and she CASE'd this from Stampingbee.com


Congratulations Gretchen and I hope you enjoy your box filled with goodies!
Love,
Cary
XXXOOO

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Must Be Mimi's March Card Challenge... Are you in?


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 March Challenge
  •      Spring flower or tree themed. (Stamp, paper, or background can have one or the other)
  •      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 ~LEAP DAY 2016!!




The weather outside is::::
Welcoming me to "Dig In"
I see a day of gardening in my future!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Leftovers... for my family
(Raviolis... yes they were good and I cooked too many!)
Waffles for Kylie because .. well she is picky!

As I look outside my window:::
I see the neighborhood buzzing in Monday Blues...
So many of us had a wonderful weekend and now we are back to work.
Some of us have medical procedures, colds, and lack of sleep.
But, today is LEAO DAY...
an extra day to use what God gave you for the greater good!

Right now I am::::
Catching up on laundry and medial tasks so I can play hard later!
  
As I look around the house::::
Its time to spruce this place up...
Spring Cleaning will commence!
  
On today's to do list::::
A playdate at the park,
some reading,
stamping,
Working on awards for convention,
exercise and
loads of love for those around me!

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
Mornings on Horseback.. a gift from Sharie Meyer.
  
On the TV today::::
I am not sure it will be on today,
but maybe a little PBS at bedtime!

On the menu this week::::
Monday -Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Tuesday - Hamburger Gravy
Wednesday - Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Thursday - Pizza Delivery
Friday - Chinese
Saturday -BBQ Burgers
Sunday - Roast Chicken & Veggies
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Convention Forget Me-Not's
Stampin' Sister Gifts
Bridal Shower Favors

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sisters
Tuesday -  Sakamoto Sisters, & Dalisay Twins 
Wednesday -  Sakamoto & Dalisay Sisters
Thursday - Road Trip to Anderson Valley Unity Club
Friday - Dalisay Twins
Saturday -Teen Job Fair, Retirement Party
Sunday -Jolee's Bridal Shower

 Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14
~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