Friday, December 10, 2010

Febreze Home Collection Wooden Wick candles = YUMMMMMOOO


I just received a fabulous package from Febreze through
MyBlogSpark...and when I opened it up - I had a GORGEOUS gift box with three of these inside. WOW - Do they smell wonderful...

I just LOVE candles and these not only smell wonderful but they are beautiful to look at. I caught myself staring at them and sort of zoning out....VERY

No fireplace, no problem. Breathe a sigh of relief because the new Febreze Home Collection Wooden Wick candle has you covered. Bring the calming crackle of a burning fire into your home anytime of year with 80 hours of “ahhhhhhhh.”

Available in nine premium scents, these tranquil candles are specially designed with a wooden wick to recreate the ambiance and sound of a crackling fire indoors. Offering a brilliant range of everyday fragrances, Febreze Home Collection Wooden Wick candles can help inspire a scent and design transformation in your home.

Be sure to look for Febreze Home Collection Wooden Wick candles at your local Walmart in fragrances like Green Tea Citrus, Pomegranate Mango, Cranberry Pear, Orange Honeycomb, Rosewood Plum and Willow Blossom; as well as seasonal scents that include Anjou Pear Spice, Gingersnap Vanilla, and Yumberry Sangria.

Disclosure :
I received the product package from MyBlogSpark on behalf of Febreze

Friday, July 16, 2010

Please help Support Bradoaks School

Please vote for my Son's new school. Khol's is giving away $500, 000.000 to schools and Bradoaks Elementary could sure use it. Teacher's are being let go....class size is GROWING from 21 to 31 students per teacher with only ONE aide....

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Big Photo Challenge : Week Four Theme...


For this challenge I chose a photo from a trip my Husband and I took to Boston a few years ago. We went on am exploration and came across the old State building. Isn't it BEAUTIFUL? 


Big Photo Challenge : Week Three Theme...

For this challenge I chose a photo of my "adori"ble Son posing with one of his favorite things to play

He is constantly getting out Daddy's cones and when he isn't wearing them, he is setting up obstacle courses in the yard.

Week 4 starts today and the new theme is OLD
Head on over and join in on the fun!

Friday, May 14, 2010


For some WEIRD reason my comments have been disabled and I can't figure out how to get them back on. I am getting help - so please come back to comment - THANK YOU

The wonderful Louise of Adori Graphics and Adorible Photography has helped me get my comments working again. 
THANK YOU SO MUCH....If anyone is in need of some fab Blog tutorials or backgrounds, you should really check out her blog. She is a

I (heart) Faces Fix-It Friday

I discovered a new photography community called I heart faces, and decided to give the Friday Fix a go....
The challenge is to take a photo and well....fix it! lol
Here is the original...

and here is my "fix".....

That was fun - I enjoyed playing along - You should check it out.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


My Kids are in the running for the Parent's Magazine Cover Photo Contest. They are gaining momentum every day - the problem is - I don't have a BAZILLION friends to ask to vote for them - So I thought I would reach out to you all - My Family & Blogging friends. PLEASE

Click on the photo to be taken to the voting page and remember that you can vote EVERY day...Spread the word.


Big Photo Challenge : Week Two Theme...

I am participating in the Adorible Photography Blog's Big Photo Challenge and this weeks these is....


We can interpret this however we'd like so I thought I would go with this photo of Dylan showing off his beautiful BLUE eyes....

Today is the last day - so if you'd like to play along - hurry on over and leave a link to your post. She will be posting a new Theme today for week three.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I stumbled across an "adorible" new photography blog that I am LOVING.

She is hosting a weekly photo challenge, and I am going to try to participate as often as I can to try to get a little more experience.

This weeks challenge is "ABANDONED"....Her instructions are as follows...."Remember to think outside the box a little. This could be anything from an abandoned building or car on the side of the road, to something that hasn't been used in a very long time. So get into your attic and garage, or wherever, and start snapping!"
I was having a little trouble with this one and ran out of time considering my Hubby went out of town and TOOK MY CAMERA WITH HIM ( can you believe that?) lol- So I had to CHEAT just a little bit and dig through my stash.

I came up with this picture that I took at the River of our favorite bar "Fox's". This picture was taken in the early morning as the sun had just come up and the bar is "ABANDONED". In just a few short hours this place is hoppin'....

I am sure anyone is welcome to join, but HURRY - this weeks deadline is Thursday when she will be posting the next challenge.
I can't wait to see what's next.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter 2010

A few pics of my cuties from our Easter portraits....
and a couple I took in the back yard.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

UPDTAED : Just a quick post to tell you.....

Ok - I was WONDERING why nobody commented to try to win this...Apparently my comments got turned off - nut they are working now and there is still time to enter....I will leave this up through Wednesday....

...Just a friendly reminder that today is the last day to purchase Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake and Traditional Brownie Mixes at the special price of $0.69 at the Safeway family of stores. WHAT A STEAL..... Be sure to run out and grab some so that you can come back here in a few days and enter the upcoming GIVE AWAY for a prize pack provided by Safeway and Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.

Run out and grab yourself a SUPER CHEAP and undoubtedly delicious box of brownie mix or even a cake, then be ready to let me know which one was your Family's favorite and why.
Check out this awesome prize package....combined with the steal on the yummies....what more could you ask for?

MMMMM....I am DROOLING over these yummy treats just thinking about them and can't wait to get home and whip up a batch of brownies. I MIGHT share them with the

Go ahead and start leaving comments once you have tried them and let me know which one is your families favorite. I will be back to choose a winner.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Super Bowl Pool

Hi all

I am really looking forward to the game this weekend...Not for the actual game, but for the good food and friends...and the beer too of

I have created a little football pool spreadsheet in excel if anyone is interested. Please feel free to download and print it out.

(click image to start download)

HAVE A FUN and SAFE weekend everyone!


I have recently had the opportunity to try the new Fiber One yogurt thanks to Safeway through MyBlogSpark. My girlfriends and I are trying to get healthy and eat better and this came at the perfect time. It is DELISCIOUS. It has only 50 calories and 5 grams of fiber (20 percent of the Recommended Daily Value). Isn't that GREAT? Fiber One is available in a variety of flavors including, Strawberry, Peach, Vanilla and Key Lime Pie...YUMMO

Even better - there is a special going on. You have until Tuesday, February 9th to take advantage of the special Safeway (or Von's) deal where you can purchase two 4-packs of Fiber One yogurt for only $4.00....This is a STEAL - let me tell you.

So - You want to try this yourself?

Post a comment below and let me know which flavor you are most excited about - and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50.00 gift card to Safeway (also good at Dominick's Tom Thumb, Randall's, Von's, and Genuardi's).

Please Note that the gift card, information, and giveaway have all been provided by Safeway and Fiber One through MyBlogSpark

So what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment now....

I will pick one lucky winner at random on February 9th.


The winner is Angie Cruz....
Please send me an email with your address so that I may forward it to my contact at MyBlogSpark in order for them to send you your prize.
CONGRATULATIONS, and thank you for taking the time to play along.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Scrap Pals Week 3 Challenge : Easel Card

I had a lot of fun with this one.
It was so much easier than it looks - Trust me....
(I had help from Tee herself

We had the opportunity to make three cards for a total of 15 points - but I have NO TIME, so I just did the one for the learning experience.

Hop on over to Tee's blog where she has already posted week 4's challenge.
This is one EVERY scrapper can relate to. This week she challenges you to finish something you started. It could be a project you started and set aside, using a kit you purchased with something in mind and never did, it could even be paper you bought with something special in mind and never used.

Monday, January 11, 2010

UPDATE - Week 2 Scarp Pals Challenge - Sketch Challenge

I can't WAIT to get started on this weeks challenge. This will be my FIRST two page layout. I love these challenges, they really CHALLENGE me to do something I have never done before - and isn't that the whole POINT of a challenge? lol

Here are the rules Tee has posted over at her blog.

This week’s challenge comes to your straight from one of her old magazines – the July 2009 issues of Creating Keepsakes using Becky Higgins multiphoto sketches.

This week’s challenge is to create a two page layout using one (or more) of the sketches below for 5 points per two page spread for a maximum of 3 two page spreads (or 15 points).

Won't you join us? The quarterly winner gets a special badge to wear on her Blog AND Tee sends out AWESOME prize packages!


Here is my FIRST layout for this challenge...Done Digitally using Melissa Bennett's adorable new kit called "Heart Whispers" available at the Sweet Shoppe....This is a GREAT kit to show off some love - or for a Valentine's Day layout. I will be seeing some amazing Hybrid projects with this kit in the future as well, I think.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Scrap Pals 2010 Challenge - Week 1

The Scrap Pals have started their challenges for the New Year with a BANG.
Tee has come up with a FUN one this week.

Week One challenges us to create anything having to do with BIRTHDAYS.
We all love Birthdays right? And we all know people who HAVE Birthdays.
The challenge was to create birthday cards, birthday layouts, birthday gifts or any other birthday ideas you come up with. Each project is worth 3 points to a max of 5 projects. (total of 15 pts)

Bonus points: You can earn an extra 10 points if you make 5 projects using all the same paper line or design line if you do digital like I did.

I had SOOOO much fun doing this one and can't wait to actually PRINT these out and use them. I created my cards and things in Paint Shop Pro using the fabulous kit "What a Boy Needs" by Heather Roselli of the Sweet Shoppe.

So without further ado - here are my creations...

The Invitation

The Birthday Card

The Thank You Card

A Bookmark for Party Favor

And some Cupcake Picks

Won't these be DARLING for aliitle guys Birthday party?
I had so much fun with this and can't WAIT for next weeks challenge.

I hope you'll join us. Everyone is welcome.