Friday, November 7, 2014

Computer crazy

I got a new phone for my birthday and since then I have been on the computer trying to update all my computer info. I guess I'm behind the times. I had an old google email that was no longer in existence and it was hooked to my blog and everything else Google related. Plus we may be getting a new Internet service so my old email would not work if we do. Changes, Changes, Changes I do not like changes. But it's inevitable. Then I had to get my computer cleaned of viruses/malware and such. Sneeky little buggers get on there even with all the security I have. Well $90 is worth keeping this old machine working. 
I only have a few days left of being off track(or off of school because we go year round here) and all the grand plans of painting rooms and getting my craft room organized did not materialize. I did get he office clean and organized and the downstairs new and improved family/TV/game room cleaned up. I do have the paint and supplies ready for two bathrooms to be repainted. I guess it will have to be night work or wait until my next off track time the end of Jan. first of Feb.
Now I have to call IT to help with a scrapbooking program that I have on my computer that isn't working right. So glad for new systems that they can basically hack into my computer to look and see what's going on. Yea for technology :)  :(

Monday, October 27, 2014

Switchero Again

Well how life changes in a flash.
I now have left my retail management job at Kohl's and I am now back in the teaching game.
I am a full time para educator or commonly know as a teachers aid. I work in the special needs class with 1-4 graders and I LOVE it.
No more working overnighters and going in all hours of the day and night. I really did like the people and the work I did. I just did not like the hours and how much I missed a decent family life.
So now I get to dust off my crafts and my digital designs and start having some fun. I made this sign to help our kids learn ways to help with anger management. I used the super cute kit "Photo Bomb" by Fayette Designs at Pickleberry Pop. She's my favorite designer so go check her out. And if anyone needs to print this out and learn to control their anger you are welcome to it. LOL!
How I have enjoyed seeing my kids and husband after school and being there for homework, school appointments, my son's football games on Saturdays and going to church on Sundays.
I think sometimes you have to do something you don't love for a little while to get you where you want to be for the long while.
We have year round school here and I now am off for two week and have a list a mile long to get going on. So off the computer and on to cleaning, organizing, painting rooms, etc. etc. etc.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How my life has changed

It has been so long since I have had a chance to even sit down, let alone post on my blog. About 8 months ago I needed to get a full time job and quit substitute teaching which I loved so much. I had worked in retail management for 13 years before having kids. So it was really my only option when going back to work since I cannot do any kind of work where I sit all day (I would go bonkers).  I was lucky enough to have a husband that could earn enough money so I could stay home and be a full time mom when my kids were little. I did work when they were younger but it was things I could work around my families schedule like my scrapbooking business and substitute teaching. Now I work all hours of the day and night and I'm finding it hard and stressful and sometimes sad to miss things that are going on in my family. I know lots of Mom's are full time workers and then come home to do all the house and kid stuff too. I like to give 100% to what I do at work and home and I'm finding that it's just not possible anymore. I keep thinking that one of these days I'll get caught up on all the things I've neglected but that day never comes. I haven't had a lot of time for my creative outlet and maybe that would help, but that too is on the back burner. So I guess you do what you can do and then move on. I'm off work today and had a good workout at the gym and then I get to go see my son get an award of some kind at school. Then off to piano practice for one, guitar practice for another, laundry, and then the list goes on and on. But I have family members and friends who are going through much harder times with kids, husbands, money problems,violence and so on. And I realize that I'm very blessed with a great husband who works hard and does all he can to get us everything we need(and a lot we don't) Three kids who are respectful, kind, get good grades and are all around good kids. We have a beautiful home. We live near all our family members and get to see them all the time. When you look at things from the positive side you realize how good you have it and hopefully that will get me through my pity party.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Some Quick-Quick Pages

This page is using some of our first day of school pics.

This one was from our ward Halloween party. They had a ball.

And this one is of Nick getting his Arrow of Light and also getting a patch and certificate for getting all the badges that there were to get. Yeah, Nick.
I used this Quick Pages that were made by the fabulous Meredith Cardall. Her great designs are at Scrap Orchard. Her stuff is here.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Slacker Alert

Ok, so I'm such a big slacker on my blog and since I have a million and one pictures and things to say I just don't do it at all. I want to have a catch up post but I just don't do it. Maybe soon. Well obviously there has been a Disneyland trip, Halloween, Nick's Birthday, Thanksgiving, XMas, Vegas after Christmas vacation and now Valentines Day. So if you have a need to see what I'm up to jump onto facebook.
Here are just a few pictures of what I have been doing the last couple of weeks. Above is a pic of the treats I made my husband and kids.
Here's some treats I made for my young women's basketball team.
A little laundry room update. Paintable embossed wallpaper- who knew. Love it!
Then I had beadboard and mouldings put up in the entryway and kitchen. I have been painting like a made woman. Boy do I love remodeling and redecorating.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Volleyball motivation

Well I saw this cute idea on Pinterst and I needed to take a reminder around for my young womans volleyball team so I made these. I used a cute tag from Fayette designs.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Teacher stuff

Well I'm back doing substitute teaching for the year. 
First class was not the best so "NO TREAT FOR YOU!"
I also had a teacher ask me to make her some of my name magnets. I had previously made them for her class when I was subbing for her.
I use fun (small print) paper. I use one kind for the boys and another for the girls. I put each child's name on the paper making sure it will fit within the size of the clear flat glass marble. Then I put diamond glaze on each marble and place on top of the names. I let it dry and then cut out around the marble and use hot glue to put a round flat magnet on the back. 
You can use rub-ons, or clear stickers of any image you like.
Easy personalized magnets.