Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Homemaker 5/30/16


The weather outside is::::
   Hot & causing some floating in the pool!

On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Well, actually it was a bowl of Cookie Crisp Cereal.
Thinking about Grandpa Carver and how he loved his Cookie Crisp.

As I look outside my window:::
I see that the kids did not hang up their pool towels.
The weeds need pulling and the ducks came ny for a snack.

Right now I am::::
Catching up on my long to do list.
Watching Minions but not by choice...
the teenagers put it on.
  
As I look around the house::::
I have many piles and stacks of papers to organize.
I will get it all done this week.
  
On today's to do list::::
Take Hubby to SFO,
meet with new wed admin,
Mop floors,
float in pool,
turn on AC!

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible
&
Seduced The Grooming of America's Teenagers
(going to try and learn how I can help stop human trafficking)
  
On the TV today::::
 PBS...
and whatever the kids chose.

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Leftovers
Tuesday -  Tuna Casserole
Wednesday - Pesto Shrimp & Pasta
Thursday - Taco Soup
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday - BBQ
Sunday - Oven Fried Chicken and Green salad
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Graduation Gifts,
Wedding Card,
&
Birthday Cards

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Memorial Day
Tuesday - Lili bug, Choir Meeting
Wednesday - Meet with Barb, Amy & Order NEW SU
Thursday - DSRWC Board Meeting, Newsletter completion
Friday -  Clean garage
Saturday - SAT's
Sunday -Graduation Party


Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me July 1st:

Red, White & Blue 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::::
These two lovebugs... I miss them already!
They went to Palm Springs with Mom & Dad and left me this picture to remember their smiles!


Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
 Matthew 22:37-39









~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

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Christmas In July

Friends...
you will not want to miss these parties!


Cary Farruggia, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
Invites you to
join her

ANNUAL
Christmas in July
PARTY

July 9th & 10th
1p.m. to 3p.m.

July 9th: The Camellia Gardens Clubhouse, Manteca, CA
July 10th: Cary’s Home, San Ramon, CA
RSVP to Cary (925)-413-5134

Enjoy holiday snacks; complete a few make-n-takes
shop from the clearance table, enjoy the new annual catalog,
exchange gifts & participate in a festive contest.
Bring a NEW friend (new to me) and make an EXCLUSIVE project.
RSVP by July 5th for a special RSVP gift!


Monday, May 16, 2016

Happy Homemaker 5/16/16


The weather outside is::::
It was a blue sky, blustery & warm day.
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Waffles, yogurt and bananas
(no surprises... Right Kylie!)

As I look outside my window:::
I am reminded of the weekend,
BBQ, S'mores & family time!

Right now I am::::
Catching up on my to do list...
distraction starts with the cutie pa-tooties I play with by day,
teenagers and meetings at night!
  
As I look around the house::::
I need to dust,
I am almost done getting organized for next year,
I have tons of Retiring Stampin' Up!
WAAAA! 

This weeks to do list::::
Pack for CFWC Convention
Find Blue Curacao
Save up some money
Reorganize my sale bins.

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 - Cheeseburger Macaroni & Salad
Tuesday -  Tortellini
Wednesday - Spaghetti
Thursday - Fettucine
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday -Burgers & Casper dogs
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, Holiday Fantasy Meeting
Tuesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto Sisters,
Wednesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto
Thursday - CFWC/Jackie Here
Friday - CFWC/Jackie Here
Saturday - CFWC/Jackie Here
Sunday -CFWC/Jackie Here



Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me June 1st:
Fun in the Sun 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::::
Matt came home for the weekend.. 24 hours of paradise!

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Homemaker 5/9/16


The weather outside is::::
It is overcast (foggy) and soon to be blue skies and a warm 68 degrees.
Plenty of sun!
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Waffles, yogurt and bananas
(no surprises... Right Kylie!)

As I look outside my window:::
I am feeling a need to pull weeds...
(if you know me that was said to the timing,
tone and pace of the Top Gun line"
I feel the need for speed!)

Right now I am::::
Planning my week, paying bills, and reflecting on my blessing's.
  
As I look around the house::::
So much to do, so little time,
the hubby comes home this Saturday for only one day!
One month to go before he is home again!
  
On today's to do list::::
Long walk with the lil ones,
quick errands,
Organizing my office/dining room
Juniorettes,
Celebrating Michelle's Birthday,
not forgetting guitar lessons tonight
and
sleep!

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
 PBS... or Netflix!

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Pulled Pork tacos
Tuesday -  Pasta & Salad
Wednesday - Paninis
Thursday - Scampi (Chicken or Shrimp?)
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday - BBQ & Macaroni Salad
Sunday -Oven Fried Chicken & Roasted Veggies
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Lily bug & Sakamoto Sister's
Tuesday - Lili bug, Sakamoto Sisters,
Wednesday - Sakamoto Sister's 
Thursday - DSRWC General Meeting
Friday - MDD Planning
Saturday - Daddy's Home
Sunday -Bye Bye Daddy!

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Embellishing cards with BUTTONS!
Brights Designer Buttons 130028
Price: $5.60
They're small and unassuming, but buttons can do big things for your crafting! Add them to cards, scrapbook pages, or home décor.

* 72 buttons total
* 4 each of 3 sizes: 11/16", 7/16", and 5/16"
* Colors: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry


Regals Designer Buttons 130029
Price: $5.60                                               
They're small and unassuming, but buttons can do big things for your crafting! Add them to cards, scrapbook pages, or home décor.

* 72 buttons total
* 4 each of 3 sizes: 11/16", 7/16", and 5/16"
* Colors: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Garden Green, Island Indigo

Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me June 1st:
Fun in the Sun 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::::
The view from my rear view mirror!

Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
Matthew 5:11-12

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~
Bible Quote came from the Sander's 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, May 3, 2016

April Winner of the Must Be Mimi's Card Challenge


Ok, this is not the Oscar's but...
How fun has it been receiving cards each month?
VERY EXCITING!

This month we had three submissions:


One from Kathy Jo:


A Father's Day Card
(supplies used to make this card were:
Sahara Sand Cardstock, Very Vanilla Cardstock,
Lost Lagoon Cardstock and ink, Memento Black Ink,
Going Places Stamp Set, World Traveler, Embossing Folder,
the Arrows Embossing Folder, a Neutrals Candy Dot, and Dimensional's.)

and Two from Jamie Lenci:
A Mother's Day Card:


(supplies used to make this card were:
Midnight Muse Cardstock, Painted Petals DSP and Stamps, Marina Mist Stampin' Pad, and Gumball Green. She also used tiny accent dots up in the corner and around her scallop punched sentiment.  Adding delicate detail and Dimensional's.)

and a You are Special:


(Supplies used to make this cute card were:
a retired SU embossing folder, Blushing Bride Paper, Bloom with Hope Stamp Set- Retired Hostess set and she put the most delicate lil ribbon on the corner.  She also sponged edges and colored in the flowers.)


Kathy Jo!

Kathy Jo will receive a $10 SU gift certificate towards her purchase from me,
all three original cards, and three CASE's from me!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Love all your work ladies!

Cary



Must Be Mimi June Challenge
  •      Fun with a Sun (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 June 1st!






Monday, May 2, 2016

Happy Homemaker 5/2/16


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::::
Donuts today!
Deven turned 18 and the girls wanted to take donuts.

As I look outside my window:::
I am reminded of the miracle of Spring.
There are many plants in bloom and they are overgrown.
A little pruning is due.

Right now I am::::
Organizing my To-Do List
(Every Monday I re-examine my list and add some more)
Encouraging myself to let things go,
physically & emotionally.
  
As I look around the house::::
There were plants that needed trimming,
I lost one African Violet to an eager snip snap of my trimmer,
  never fear...
a trip to the nursery can replace that.

On today's to do list::::
Stamping ABC's,
Long walk with the lil ones,
quick errands,
Organizing my office/dining room,
not forgetting guitar lessons tonight
and
sleep!

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
 PBS...

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Spaghetti & Meatballs
Tuesday -  BLT's
Wednesday - Chicken Tortilla Soup
Thursday - Pork Loin & roasted veggies
Friday - Chinese.. Farruggia Family Fun Night
Saturday - Pizza
Sunday - Fried Chicken & Roasted Veggies
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Mother's Day Cards
Thank You gifts for a special few
Thank You Cards
Birthday Cards

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Lily & Sakamoto Sister's
Tuesday - Lili bug & Sakamoto Sisters,
Wednesday - Sakamoto's
Thursday - Board Meeting
Friday - Inventory the storage unit
Saturday - Fly home to see my mom
Sunday - Return Home & Love on my kids

 CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Get them while they are in stock:
Candy Dots
Brights
 Regals
 Subtles
Neutrals

You can create your own design, add a colorful brad with or without the fastener and you know I love dimension.


CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:
I was inspired by this Mojo Monday #446 Sketch:
Just a lil Monday morning inspiration!



Mimi's Challenge:
Due to me June 1st:

Fun in the Sun 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::::
Lisa & I hosted our Talent Auction Brunch...
She did all the cooking and it was sooo yummy!

I spent the afternoon playing BINGO with Bonnie & Fay!
We decided we either need more cards or to bring other work it goes too slow.

Flashback 3 years ago:
My how these kids have grown.
I do love them all so !
Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Romans 10:17

~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

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Must Be Mimi's June Challenge


Must Be Mimi Card Challenge
Mimi & and her two beautiful daughter's Karen & Kathy Jo!

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 June Challenge
  •      Fun with a Sun (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 June 1st!