Monday, December 31, 2012

Well that was fun!

Well everyone is back on the mend in the house! YAY!

Playing in the snow finally happened and we even had more snow cream!I didn't get a snowman, but that was because daddy kept them all busy on an igloo 0.o
I was thinking...simple? Yea but I guess that is their project for tomorrow to finish up LOL. 

Last night I spent the night singing and enjoying conversation with some dear friends of mine. It resulted in clumsy me walking back home in the snow and cold....and a couple more bruises that I am really not sure where they came from. 
According to my texts from last night...I had a boobi on my leh and it hurs (Translation, boo boo on my leg....) My poor sister LOL. 

You're right Sherry...I am probably hilarious to tipsy text...but I am probably more confusing than anything. 

I did wear my new jewelry last night, Here is a picture of the necklace for those that wanted to see it :) It has REALLY shiny pretty pink crystal pieces in it. (More a fuschia really)  
     
Tomorrow I will share the finished pictures of the igloo, as the kids and daddy are going to finish it up while I do some cleaning to prepare for the New year :)   

On the 7th day of Christmas....
I bring to you.........

Please note, the downloads are only available for 24 hours. 
These links will expire on December 31st at 11:59 pm EST
At that point they will be revealed and placed into the shop.
Thank you again everyone for the Birthday Wishes!! Tonight we will be celebrating as a family and ringing in the new year. It is out with the old and in with the new. 

Think quick everyone...what are your resolutions? Are you doing the one word challenge? What about the photo/journal projects? 
Whats the focus for the new year?

I will talk to you all next year ;)
Much Love and be safe no matter how you choose to celebrate!
 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Celebration Indeed!

This morning I woke up to two presents :) First one I saw was a beautiful necklace/earring set at my computer waiting for me! So pink and SO me!!

Second was another pile of the white stuff all over the place and big flakes falling from the sky. Also a bunch of giganto icicles hanging off my porch :) I don't really know why, but I love them. They are so beautiful....and fun to knock off LOL

Chocolate Cake indeed today- and it was o so yummy!!
Unfortunately we didn't do a whole lot because the kiddos are still with the ick- But I am determined to get them out to build snowmen tomorrow *Well providing they are a little better LOL*   

On the 6th day of Christmas....
I bring to you.........
~*~Please click here for Day 6~*~
*This is a "last year" item...you may or may not have it already. Here is what today's gift is, that way you don't re download if you have it :)

Please note, the downloads are only available for 24 hours. 
These links will expire on December 30th at 11:59 pm EST
At that point they will be revealed and placed into the shop.
Thank you everyone for the Birthday Wishes!! I am still not quit finished yet....as I figured it was better to get the post ready and prepared BEFORE the wine tonight LOL. 
Seeing as last night I went foruming in the back end of The Digichick and texting my sister last night all tipsy. I swear I can't even understand half of what I was trying to say ROFLMAO. 
I figured I would spare you all the mess and confusion hahahaha;)
Much Love!  

Saturday, December 29, 2012

It's days like this

So another day of scrapping, apping and mommy duties. Nothing special, unless you want to count laundry folding and falling on my arse a couple times memorable LOL. 

Miss Snow is REALLY playful, and to take her out today (since all the kiddos were down with the ick) I just threw my boots on and went. Needless to say- workman boots - untied - in the snow/ice- with puppy following and chewing as you try walking
= Bruised knees, busted arse and good hard laughing at myself

She was pretty much my lap pup today- which was nice :) 
 

I am sure I will feel it tomorrow :) However I don't think I will care all that much. My little sister in law's birthday party is tomorrow, as well as my big day to NOT turn another year older ;) LOL

So I got myself a bottle of wine today to have tomorrow (I almost NEVER drink- so this should be interesting)  And plan on getting my cake and dance on. YAY!   

On the 5th day of Christmas....
I bring to you.........

Please note, the downloads are only available for 24 hours. 
These links will expire on December 29th at 11:59 pm EST
At that point they will be revealed and placed into the shop. 


Thank you all so much for the input for what you would love to see in the upcoming year. I have loads planned and it will all be starting the 1st of January :) YAY!

Tomorrow (technically today ;) will be nothing but fun, sickies or not!  Special days like this only come once a year you know ;) So cheers everyone, and I am warning in advance...that if tomorrow's post makes absolutely no sense.....
Well.....I will blame it on the bottle of wine and cake over indulgence! LOL

Much Love everyone! 
 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sled Dog

 So sled riding in general today was a bust. This morning we woke with 3 croupy sounding kiddos and 1 horribly headache driven momma 0.o
I guess that comes with the territory of crazy weather for us all huh?
*And no worries, I totally sprayed the PC with lysol...so you all shouldn't catch it from us LMAO* 

Roxy was the only one that was really perky and rearing to go today...so she was still wanted to go play in the snow. Needless to say she needed a friend and Miss Bell was ready and eager LOL. 

Everytime she took her out, they went to the back hill and sled rode down it. I would say they both spent half the day out in it and loved every second. (That dog is braver than I am....I don't know if I would trust sitting in a sled with Roxy LOL)

So it was board games, medicine and blankets for the rest of us. 
I'll tell you this much....I got my Pixie dust stolen about a million times today!! (Girls got a tinkerbell game) Also Angry birds is not as much fun when you have to reset the pieces in place each time you want to fly the bird for destruction! 
 
I feel loads better already tonight, and the kids were hoarsing around before bed, so pretty positive it was the 24 hour type of thing.
I asked them Leza if they were up for another big sister and they were all excited....so adoption is a total yes in our book ROFLMAO.




On the 3rd and 4th day of Christmas....
I bring to you.........




Please note, the downloads are only available for 24 hours. 
These links will expire on December 28th at 11: 59 pm EST
At that point they will be revealed and placed into the shop. 

I am going to be planning and organizing my work schedule for the first quarter of next year tomorrow 0.o
Lots of things planned and hopefully everything goes amazingly :) 

I do have a few questions though.....
Would you prefer more chats or challenges from me? (Or both) 
AND What days/times are best for you all to attend events?
 Is there anything you would REALLY like me to focus on to help you along next year in the craft?   

Your answers will greatly help me with my planning and the events Sweet Digi Scraps hosts in the near future :)

Much Love!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Oh the carnage!!

Today my gutter, the living room, the kid's room and my stomach were tore to pieces!!

I woke up to the sky spitting ice and snow covering the ground. While playing this afternoon, there was a nice CRASH outside. That noise was sparked by gutters coming off the house from all the ice and heavy snow. 0.o

Outside of moving the spouting to the side of the house, and taking Bells out, we did a "lounge-around-do-what-you-want" kind of day. We had to play with all the new toys right?? So we did....... in our PJs.....ALL day  LMAO

Whenever someone got hungry, we just went in and picked over the leftovers. And MAN - did we all ever pig out LMAO. I usually keep the schedule of a breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner time specific with nothing in-between there- but today, I figured what the heck right? I mean.....the turkey WAS delicious, and so was the cookies....and the cupcakes :)
My stomach is telling me NOW that I should have called it quits on the turkey and sweets a LOT sooner , but man it was just too good! And it made the kids SUPER happy to have free range on the cookies today hahahahaha

Since I had a nice turkey/Christmas exhaustion induced coma last night....I am now 2 days behind schedule 0.o So let's get to it shall we!!

*I used the prior post to recap my personal Christmas for those that follow along for more than just the goodies :)*
Day 1 and 2 are here tonight,
tomorrow's post will contain days 3 and 4.

On the 1st and 2nd day of Christmas....
I bring to you.........
~*~This link has expired~*~

~*~This link has expired~*~



Please note, the downloads are only available for 24 hours. 
These links will expire on December 27th at 11: 59 pm EST
At that point they will be revealed and placed into the shop. 

I am going back to a turkey coma....and hopefully waking to loads more white stuff :)
It really is beautiful and we plan on taking the kiddos sled riding tomorrow.
It seems like a LOT of people got a present from Mother Nature for the holidays.....How's the weather for you?

Much Love!!

Santa?!? I just want to sleep!!

*This is a disclaimer that the following post is NOT part of my giveaway, but rather my personal recap*
Giveaway posts can be found either in the previous or prior entries

Christmas = Amazing, fun, succesful, tasty, memorable, AWESOME, tiring, exhausting,

Yea those words work, I could probably think of a hundred more or so, but that will do LOL

So after my last blog post, I was up all night. First I did the presents under the tree, filled stockings, and wrapped the wonderful HUGE bag of presents I had forgotten about 0.o So my plan of not being up all night totally didn't pan out hahaha.
I got all the sweets I had baked packed in the car and boxed up all the cooking supplies I needed to put Christmas dinner together. (I did the hosting at Dad's house) And as I was leaving at 6 in the morning to go put the turkey in.....Roxy woke up. She screamed "Santa Came!!!!!" and woke up her sisters to come looking......

They all flew into the living room in no time flat......Not even enough time to fully wake up, Stevie came out eyes closed and sat there for a good 4/5 minutes before bothering to look at the tree.Ana came up, hugged me and says "I just want a hug mom" and then turned back to her bedroom and curled under her blanket without even looking at the tree HAHAHAHA
About two minutes later she turned back all excited.

This was my 5 minutes after wake up photo ROFLMAO


So I rushed off to pop the turkey in, and let them have at the stockings first. When I came back- we all got caught up in the excitement and paper flinging LOL - I did manage to grab a couple pictures...but mostly we were too busy trying to keep up hahaha:


Afterwards I went up to my Dad's to clean and cook, while the rest went off to another In-laws lunch. But after wrapping, cleaning and cooking the work and time away from them for the first part of the day turned out to be totally worth it.

The turkey and ham were both AMAZINGLY good. All the fixings and everything were just delicious. I sat at the "kids" table this year and the convos were so hilarious. I got to talk to my sweet (and sassy) niece and just enjoy the brilliant minds of children. We were gone til we couldn't take anymore- and the kids were WAY tired! LMAO
So after like 8:30 and getting the food put away and such....we came home to the disaster central LMAO
I opted for some snuggle time after some quick picking up here and there.
Well that snuggle time turned into snooze fest.
Me to Joe...."So how did things go at your Dads".....head hits pillow......ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Turkey and Sleep Deprivation coma commenced! LMAO

O and in case you are wondering.....This is what I managed to get gifted to me this year for Christmas.

I soooooooooooooo Love my family and their gift for just "knowing" me! This momma will be looking and smelling fly, all while scrapping and apping up a storm this year ;)

I hope your Christmas was amazing!





Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

I am extremely late with my post this evening and I am so very sorry for that. 

My father did exactly what I was hoping he wouldn't....waited til the very LAST minute to go shopping. So from 5-midnight I was out with him trying to figure out gifts for everyone 0.o
My feet are T-I-R-E-D! LOL

We did have the first of the in-law dinners today and it was wonderful fun and great food. 

I am keeping this post short as I want you to be spending today doing the things you love and enjoy!
 Below you will find the links for the Forever Family collection for anyone that missed them. 


Tomorrow I will be back with the 1st and 2nd days of Christmas (I just have to combine for tomorrow because the shopping trip threw my schedule a little for a loop :) 

Links will remain active until December 26th 11:59pm. 


Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope that today is one full of relaxation, joy and happiness.Thank you all so very much for making the countdown to this day an amazing one! I hope you continue to enjoy as the 12 days of Christmas starts and we can carry the sweet spirit into the new year to hopefully bring us all a great fresh start!
Much Love everyone!
Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

24 days down!

It is Christmas Eve! Let the craziness commence!! 
Maybe in this madness Marsie you will find that game and be able to stick that cash back in your pocket! Crossing fingers at least.

Today was another wonderful day with the family. I honestly haven't been drove completely bonkers yet with the kids out of school. (Although I have a feeling that on the 26th I might eat those words LOL)

However, Snowbell is HERE!! (Bell for short we have found ;) I guess the process of her being a "mini" is a long breeding one...but she will end up being about 12/15 inches (We shall see ;).   

I was very worried about the holiday mess making it difficult for her here too Arlene- However, she took to us like a fish in water. She has been playing hard with the kiddos and busy exploring (and chewing) things. I have been initiated by Miss Bell with tiny marks on my favorite shoes- with a tad bit of slobber LOL 

Roxy seems to be the IT girl for her right now. She follows here everywhere and will only go out to potty with her around. I knew she was a perfect fit and so glad I was right. 

We did however wear her out good and hard as she is fast asleep in pup land (On my side of the bed of course LOL)  

 The cats are a bit confused...and scared still. It's funny because Snowbell wants to play with the baby kitty....and all he wants to do is run off hahahaha. I figure in a few days I will be breaking the two up from running havoc in the house together hahaha. 

For the rest of my night...well it's going to be an all night prep-a-thon I do believe. I spent the evening at Dad's getting things ready for Christmas dinner (cleaning/decorations and such) and will be going back to do the finishing touches.  

Tonight's download is another portion to the collection gift that will last up until Christmas. It is rather large so it has been broken up into sections. 
 
With 24 down and only 1 to go: 
Please note this download will remain valid for 24 hours.
 Until December 24th  11:59 pm EST
 At that point, it will be revealed, placed in the shop and a new gift will be given. 

At this point you should have this much of the collection: 


Tomorrow I will post a recap of all the links for everyone for this kit, as well as one other piece to conclude the advent countdown. 
I will also start the 12 days of Christmas at that time. 

For those that might miss tomorrow's post, I completely understand! Links will remain active for 48 hours, so PLEASE- Enjoy spending time with your families!! Or at the very least enjoy doing something that you love!
I wish you a very VERY Merry Christmas!

You all have made mine extra special, and for that I thank you!! 

Much Love!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

23 days down!

So today was a half and half day. A lot accomplished, just not all we had hoped or wanted to do. Robin just move closer girl and we will have TONS of fun all the time ;) LOL
 It was a disappointing start to the day when we found out that our new puppy wouldn't be joining us until tomorrow :( The roads were too bad where she is located thanks to mother nature and her love for the white stuff ;). The plus side- in the morning she should be here to bring loads of joy! She is a mini husky, all white. I still would deeply love to have a golden Sherry- but this little girl just stole my heart and I knew it was meant to be!
I did manage to get a picture sent so I could share the new addition coming tomorrow morning. But I am sure we will be snapping TONS of photos tomorrow ;) 

Right now....the name is a toss up between snowbell, tinkerbell and princess. 
I told the kiddos to wait til she got here and we got to know her a little better before settling on a name. However we did go shopping and picked up a new collar, leash, bed, bowl and toys as well as crib pads (Thanks jeannie). Needless to say EVERYONE is super excited!   
  
 So to make up for not getting to do as planned- we did our Gingerbread house today!

I think they did a fabulous job on it, and Dallas (note the finger taking some icing LOL) thought it was delicious! hahaha  And today Kerri we DID make our Snow Cream (It's snow used for Ice Cream
We didn't do it yesterday because we were out of Milk thanks to the "incredible hulk" being on a total kick for drinking TONS of it LOL. 
But we made it tonight for a treat along with some hot Chocolate. YUM!
  
Tonight's download is another portion to the collection gift that will last up until Christmas Day. It is rather large so it has been broken up into sections. 
 
With 23 down and only 2 to go: 
Please note this download will remain valid for 24 hours.
 Until December 23rd 11:59 pm EST
 At that point, it will be revealed, placed in the shop and a new gift will be given. 

And for those that missed yesterday's gift- here is what was hiding inside: 


Don't forget my new release, on sale for 30% off in my shop until Monday. 

Just to let everyone know, as we are winding down on the Advent countdown, I will have the entire collection "Family Forever" available Christmas Day. I will also be hosting a 12 days event starting Christmas night- HOWEVER those links for Christmas day and the following day will be available for 2 days to accommodate those traveling. 

Thank you all for your sweet words. It really teared me up to have such kind words written. I try to be the best momma I can be, I mean I have my ups and downs ;) AND I tend to be a little crazy sometimes (that I blame the chitlens on LOL)
But truly, your words touched my heart and I thank you! Truly and deeply.   


For everyone traveling or starting your journeys for the holidays- I wish you a very VERY Merry Christmas!! Be safe, eat loads of goodies and enjoy yourself!

Much Love!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

22 Days down!

WE'RE ALIVE!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last night, I was having my own little celebration of being alive and all ( I had no fear we WERE going to die- but I mean, I celebrated Y2K :)
So during my own little grove of crafting, eatting some sweets and watching Army Wives (THANK YOU NETFLIX for season 6) 
This wind kicks up, howling like a wolf. Shakes the house and it is continous. I would almost swear it was the exact same sound from when the Derecho hit this past summer.  The the lights flickered and the net/tv went out 0.o

Needless to say- it became a not so easy night! LMAO I was about -this- close to curling up in a fetal position and crying for mommy. ROFLMAO
 It's so weird how we can spook ourselves over the little things. (And I will totally admit I am the first to panic in the pitch black if I step on a twig ROFLMAO)

Anyways- Waking up this morning made the whole howling and such worth it. The ground was covered in beautiful snow and we got to have some awesome family fun out in it today!



Well...fun for Dallas until he fell face first and decided he really wasn't that fond of the cold stuff after all.
*Below is the explanation of....."Daddy its COLE" LMAO


 

Tonight's download is another portion to the collection gift that will last up until Christmas Day. It is rather large so it has been broken up into sections. 
With 22 down and only 3 to go: 
Please note this download will remain valid for 24 hours.
 Until December 22nd 11:59 pm EST
 At that point, it will be revealed, placed in the shop and a new gift will be given. 

And for those that missed yesterday's gift- here is what was hiding inside: 



It is now available in my shop for just $1
Don't forget my new release, on sale for 30% off in my shop until Monday. 

Tomorrow we are getting an early Christmas present for the kiddos. I stumbled upon the most precious puppy, and well.......My heart melted and I think the kids' will to. So we are going to pick her up tomorrow so she can enjoy the holidays with us :)

For everyone traveling or starting your journeys for the holidays- I wish you a very VERY Merry Christmas!! Be safe, eat loads of goodies and enjoy yourself!

Much Love!