Thursday, August 28, 2008

I have no words.....

for the craziness that has ensued this week. Granny is sick, The Ex lost his job so no child support (and all of the insulting text messages that followed my inquiry), my TMJ got so bad the other night that I ended up visiting urgent care and they proceeded to give me a shot of morphine (which didn't even touch the pain), spent yesterday attempting to work while being in a lortab haze, ran various errands to get ready for our trip to FL (we leave this afternoon), ending with me running to the dentist office before we leave today in order to get a nightguard made and get some muscle relaxers (God bless Cindy).
SO, craziness. and lots of tears. I am ready to get off this roller coaster.

One good thing is that I have a healthy child and a wonderful husband, those two things made me remember that it is all going to be ok. I love my many blessings. I did get lucky the other day and won something. I won a project kit from Work in Progress for commenting on their blog. Yay- that lady had no idea how bad I needed that. I am hoping it comes in the mail today before I leave. That will give me something to do down in FL. I know that once I get down there I will enjoy the time to just relax. I got a new Nicholas Sparks book, Parker got a new movie and some new paints and coloring books. Plus Granny and Eldon live on the water so I am sure I will be taking Parker down to the beach. It will be fun. I am ready for a break. Plus, I have to remember to take lots of pictures of Parker with Granny and Eldon. I hope to get enough to make a little book for them when we get back.

Keep us in your thoughts as we make the trip down there and back. It will just be the two of us. Fingers crossed........ Have a great Labor Day.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Ok, I hate Mondays but......

Dark, Rainy Mondays are way worse. I wanted to just sleep in and be lazy. Unfortunately, it is the real world and I need money, so I had to drag myself out and try to be productive. Therefore, this stuff is my new best friend: That picture shows the regular 6.5 oz. can. I, however, had to succumb to the 15 oz. can to even begin thinking about the day. The weather today was so yuck. I love rainy days but only when I can be inside watching a movie and curled up in my bed. Not when I actually have to get out in it. I knew from the moment I got up that today was going to be a curly day. I knew not to bother with spending an hour blowdrying this maine, only to have it frizz the moment I opened the front door. I have come to know the behavior of my hair and have the knowledge of what day would be a good day to wear a hat. Kinda reminds me of a little diddy from a show that Parker watches on Disney "What's that? A hat? A Crazy Funky Junky hat, overslept hair unslightly, tryin ta look like keira knightley, we've been there we've done that!! We see right through your funky hat!!!" Yep, that sums it all up for me.

So, all in all, we had a great weekend. I was a bit too ambitious on Firday night and did a workout that was meant for college freshman to help beat the dreaded "Freshman 15". Saturday morning came and I realized that I was almost 30 years old and definetly NOT a freshman in college. I could hardly walk. My legs were so sore that I could barely climb the steps. I pulled groin muscles that I didn't even think I had. I soaked in Epsom salts and that didn't even work. Even today (three days later) I am still waddling around a little.

Other than that, this weekend was fun. I got to be creative and lazy. I did get a bunch of cleaning done. Gotta love my dyson vacuum cleaner. Man, that thing is wonderful. I love seeing all the grime, pet hair, and dirt that it picks up. Even vacuuming once or twice a week, I get a ton of stuff up. It is some weird obsession of mine. Parker and I made Kool Aid play doh yesterday. Man, that was so much fun. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. We got out the cookie cutters and made gingerbread men. They talked to each other and we made them clothes. It was a great rainy day activity.

Well, gonna go trudge thru the rest of the day. Hope I don't get too wet- I am wearing a white shirt.......

Friday, August 22, 2008

What a week!

Whew- I never thought I would be so happy to see the end of the week. I am looking forward to a fun relaxing weekend. I get to do my design team work tomorrow and then just chill. I think we may go bowling tomorrow night. I am hoping that we can entice my brother in law and niece to join us. The last time we bowled together, the kids had so much fun. Parker loves his cousin Caroline so much. I hope he can see her this weekend since we are missing Ella's birthday party next weekend. I hate that Parker and I won't be there, but I feel more at peace with the granny situation knowing that we are going down to see her.

So, the plan is for Parker and I to hit the road next Thurs afternoon. We will break the trip up and stop halfway so that Parker can have some time in a swimming pool. It is so weird to think about Mike not going with us. I was such an independent girl before he came into our lives, but I realize how much I need him a rely on him a little more every day. This marriage thing is pretty cool. :) Anyway, I digress..... We will miss Mike tremendously, but will still enjoy getting to spend quality time with Granny and Eldon. I didn't take a single picture when we went down there in July, so I will make sure to take lots of pictures next weekend.

Ok, so has anyone seen this thing called wordle? In the one above I just put in the link to this here blog address and it pulled all those words from my various posts. You can alter the layout or color scheme and the font as well. Pretty neat. Good time waster.

Well, I am going to try to take some pictures this weekend of various projects. I will get them loaded asap. Have a safe and happy weekend.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The sun will come out.........tomorrow

Ok, so I have cried and been sad for long enough. Granny instructed me to not worry and to definetly not cry, so that is my new mission. Seeing new pics of this little guy today certainly lifted my spirits. This is my bestest friend, Angie's, new little man Patrick. What a cutie. He is absolutely precious.

So, tonight is Welcome Back night at Parker's school. We get to go into the classroom and talk to Ms. Harris a little more than we got to at the Open House a few weeks ago. There is also a PTA meeting, which I am signing up for. I hope to find out if I get to be room mom for Parker's class. I would love to be at all the parties and events. What fun. I am getting to re-live my childhood through Parker. He is still loving school even though he got his first taste of bullying the other day when a kid called him fathead. I know it is time for me to take a step back and let him handle it, but I so want to tell that kid who he is messing with. BUT I won't. Because my baby is growing up and needs to handle stuff like this. Alone :(

I am really excited about the big friendship event at Scrap Chic on Saturday. It will be good to get out of the house and have some creative time with the design team girls (and guy). Plus I heard that there is a decorate your own cupcake bar, so you know I am all over that. On a creative note, I have so much stuff going on in my scraproom it isn't even funny. I seriously think that I have 3 or 4 active projects going on on top of my scrap table. It is madness.

Well, keep my granny in your prayers. I am hoping to get to go down and see her next weekend. With it being Labor Day and all it would be easier to have a few days down there. I just want to make sure that I am not going to be intruding or anything. I am calling her tonight to check and see.

Ya'll have a nice day...... and kiss someone special.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

And then it turned pitch black..

Here are the notes I scribbled while talking to my dad last night. Scary huh? I seriously think my eyes are out of tears. I cannot cry anymore. I had such a hard time dragging myself to work yesterday but I am so glad that I went. It got my mind off of things for a brief time. I don't really know what else to say.... For one of the few times in my life, I am speechless.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

And then the sky turned gray....

Circa 1979- Granny and I

Circa 2003- Granny and Parker

Well, I got bad news last night. Don't you hate when things are just happily rolling along, you are skipping thru life whistling a happy tune....... and then BAM! Suddenly your world is turned upside down. Welcome to my world. I found out last night that my granny has been diagnosed with bone cancer. I thought that she was just having surgery to insert a rod into her femur. I know that sounds scary, but I was told that it would be a simple procedure and that she would be able to jump on a trampoline afterwards. So, to now have the word cancer associated with it, puts it on a whole separate level. I feel so helpless, but I am so comforted by the thought that she has Eldon and his family down there with her to help and take care of her. I am hoping to be able to go down there sometime soon.
So, the course of treatment is still relatively unknown since it is all so new. I know that she is coming home from the hospital today and that she will start radiation next week. I just hang onto the thought that God will hold her in His hand and take care of her and comfort those around her. I am so glad I went down to see her last month. I truly believe that there was divine intervention there. I feel so much more at peace.

Monday, August 18, 2008

I love lazy weekends.....

Well, I got caught up making cards this weekend after somewhat of a creative drought. These cards were the way to get my creative juices flowing again. Small and somewhat easy, these were fun. I am not going to be a professional card maker any time soon, but I think it is fun to send people something homemade. So here are some of the cards I created- the owl is my favorite. I also started on some christmas presents. It was so nice to have so much creative time. A trip to Joanns Fabrics really helped to get those juices flowing. There is just so much there. I swear that store makes me want to sew, knit, crochet, paint large canvases, frame lots of pictures, and stamp, cut, stick, glitter and do all sorts of other fun things with paper. Oh, did I mention a side career in floral arrangements as well? Yep, I think I should do that as well. If money grew on trees, I would probably try. Thanks Joanns.

Other than creating, I got a lot of cleaning done and a ton of rest. I love weekends like that. I had no where that I had to be and that was wonderful. Next weekend I have a design team obligation at Scrap Chic Boutique. The theme of the month is friendship and we each had to decorate these jumbo playing cards using different techniques. I am demonstrating rub ons. I already demonstrated glittering stuff up at the last event so I needed to do something new. The fabulous Kitty Foster will be there signing copies of her book Fabulous Friendships. It should be a great time. I love hanging out with all of the other design team folks. It is just like a huge melting pot of creativity.

Well, have a happy Monday. Please keep my granny in your prayers. She had to have emergency surgery on her leg on Friday. I haven't gotten to talk to her yet, so I am still a little nervous. I hate that she lives so far away.

Peace out folks.....

Sunday, August 17, 2008

For your weekend entertainment....

Friday, August 15, 2008


Man, I am so glad it is Friday. It has actually been a pretty calm week without any major disturbances. I guess all the hype last week with the kindergarten stress led to a dull week this week. All is well in the Jacobs household. Gosh, I am really blessed.
For the first time in a long time, everything seems to be in order. Parker is happy, Mike is happy, and I am happy. We have no major plans this weekend and that is extremely freeing. No where that I HAVE to be. Yay!
Hopefully I will be back on Monday with a few pictures of completed projects. Kinda bummed because the stuff from my kit club was supposed to be here today, but delivery got bumped until Tues. Until then I just have pictures of the kit. Yay- so excited.

So, have a great weekend guys. Parker and Mike are going to ESPN Sportszone to celebrate Parker's first week of school so I will have some alone creativity time. Perfect- because I just created a new playlist with lots of good music to sing along with. That is just the cherry on top of a perfect week.
Take care, ya'll!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The olympics are cool!

So, has everyone been watching the olympics? Man, what talent. And since when did they add synchronized diving? Wow is all I can say about that. I thought synchronized swimmers were talented, but synching up while in mid air is freaking AMAZING. I am really loving the fact that they are on every night. Normally I despise having to miss my regularly scheduled programming but, since most sitcom tv stinks nowadays, I am glad to watch true talent day in and day out.

Now, did you guys hear that this guy eats 12,000 calories a day? Wow- he has an entire pizza for dinner along with other stuff. Man, what an amazing athelete. Doesn't look too bad in a speedo either. I loved watching his mother on the today show the other day. Seeing how proud she is of her son just makes me smile.

Well, we started to go for a walk last night but the rain clouds had other ideas. Maybe tonight. It is so nice now that it has started cooling down a little bit. We had another dinner a fare meal last night. It was Tuna Steaks with Tomato Sesame Coulis. Yum-o. We had steamed asparagus and wild rice with it. Parker asked for seconds. I am picking up my next round of dinners on Saturday. I cannot wait. Hopefully next month I can get some girls together so that we can all make meals at once. Having a friend with you makes it so much more fun!

I started this blog as a way to discuss scrapbooking realated things in addition to normal everyday stuff, but I realized the other day that I haven't done any scrap related talk. I need to get about about this. I made a stop at Scrap Chic Boutique yesterday and found some really cute stuff. Like this Pink Paislee stuff:

They also just got in some of this great Sonoma stuff from Scenic Route:

I can't wait to see what they give me to use with that gorgeous stuff. I promise to post any new creations on here. I love sharing what I do and, even better, giving it to friends and family. ;) Guess ya better be nice to me, eh?

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

It's Wednesday, right?

I woke up this morning thinking that it was Thursday. What a disappointment, huh? It is one thing to think it is a day earlier (i.e thinking it was Tuesday when it was really Wed), but when you jump a day, coming back to reality really stinks. So, another boring day of work. Parker had even more fun on day 2 of kindergarten than he did on day 1. He had homework last night and actually enjoyed doing it. I was really shocked that he did it all on his own. It was all about rhyming words, picking out the picture that doesn't match the others, writing letters. It was a very thorough packet of work. Go Ms. Harris! Mike asked Parker last night if he had gotten to know some of his class mates and Lil P replied, "Mikey, when we are in class we are working and learning. There isn't time to talk to people." Wow- that is the attitude I like. He has proudly proclaimed every afternoon, "Mom- I didn't have to go to the principal's office today!" Um, yikes. I keep telling him that he better never go to the principal's office. I am glad to see such a change in attitude in him. He asked Mike not to come get him so early in the afternoon because he likes playing with all the kids and doesn't want to go home early. It is so nice to live so close that that request is now a feasible option. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my boy happy.
Last night we had another dinner a fare meal- Hickory Apple Smoked Chicken. Wow- it was good! Whoever came up with the idea of Dinner a Fare is a genius. It has cut our food bill in half (at least) and we are eating really good meals. Not just spaghetti o's in a can, but honest to goodness meals. I am fixing to do round two and get 12 meals this time.
As far as weight loss and exercising go, I have finally started going down again. I had stalled out for the last week at the same number, but things are finally happening. My hip has been hurting really bad so it has made walking hard. If it persists I am going to go to the dr. This just stinks. It seems like every time I get into the fitness and weightloss frame of mind- something happens. I got a heal spur last year when I got on track. Ah, I just want to be fit and healthy again. At least we are eating better. Now I just need to establish a routine with working out.
Last but not least, I wanted to thank my best friend Angie for the card I received yesterday. It was completley unexpected but such a nice surprise. Ang, you have no idea how much it meant to me. I know how busy you are with little precious Patrick. Thank you so much sweetie.
Have a great day guys.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I am so very thrilled to report that the first day of school was a HUGE success. Parker seemed to have loved every minute of it. He was talking a mile a minute when Mike and I picked him up last night. He loved math time, story time, recess time, lunch time- the whole bit! He really likes his teacher, Ms. Harris. My heart is so happy knowing that my baby is happy. When he kissed me before bed last night he said "Mommy, I wished it was the morning time so I could go to school again." Ok, say it with me, Awwwwwwwww! What a sweetie.
Let me ask you something..... When you were in kindergarten, did you take a nap every day? I did- I can vividly remember those stupid uncomfortable mats that were comprised of a single layer of foam covered in vinyl. Man, we must have been BAD kids back then. The foam was bad, but then that vinyl that made us sweat uncontrollably. Lordy! What on earth did we do to be punished so much?
Well, kids in the public school system these days do not take naps. Yay! Don't let me lead you to believe that I feel like our children are being served a terrible injustice. NO WAY JOSE. Being a parent now, I think that our parents suffered the injustice when they picked us up after we had taken a nap. They got us when were all riled up. Fair? I think not. Didn't they also only have half day kindergarten? Geez- us kids only had to suffer with the nap mats, but our parents had to suffer with half-day,well-rested children. Yikes!
Well, my whole point about the naps is that Parker got home yesterday and exclaimed that he just wanted to eat dinner and then go to bed. Hallelujah!!!!! For those familiar with the bedtime struggles we have had in the past, you know what a blessing this is. Oh for mommy to have actual mommy time again at night is bliss. Now, if mommy could find a way to get this TMJ pain to stop, I could actually enjoy the mommy time and scrapbook. I will just take things one at a time. Having a child that is asleep by 8:30 is the first one..... check!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Oh my....

So today was the big day. I think I did way better than I thought I would. I held the tears in until I got back to the house. He was a brave little soldier marching into that room. The drop off was brief so I wan't around to see if he got to sit at that red table. I am sure I will hear about it tonight. We had a great time last night packing up his backpack. He wanted to utilize every single pocket and pouch that the backpack had (and trust me there were a ton of little zippers and pouches). I put $2.00 in there for lunch and he repeated back to me what we had already told him last night, "Only take the money out when it is time for lunch and only give it to the lunch lady. Don't give it to any other kids or bullies." Hey, you never know. I remember starting up a "sticker club" with a girl in the 3rd grade and, after giving her $20 I never saw any stickers and she was suddenly a stranger when I tried to get my money back. She acted like she didn't know me and then threatened to beat me up if I spoke to her again. Oh well.....
Our friend Hillary got married this past weekend. The wedding was at Blackstock Winery in Dahlonega. Wow- what a view. We actually lucked out since it wasn't that hot and it didn't rain. We got lost on the way up there and ended up on a dirt road with a one way wooden bridge. Wow- never seen one of those before. Anyway, I digress.... Hillary looked beautiful and the wedding was 100% customized for them. No cake cutting, no garter or bouquet toss, nothing too incredibly girly... It was perfect for them and that is what made it special. I am so jealous of the two week vacation they are taking to Honduras. I find it rather amusing that they don't have reservations anywhere along the way down there- they are just going to make it up as they go along. Man, that made me sweat to even think about it. Anyone who knows me knows that I am probably the least spontaneous person on the face of this planet. I wish I could be but I am just not. I am creature of habit and am happiest when I am at home with my family. All I want for Hillary and Nedal is to be happy and safe. I can't wait to see the pictures when she gets back. She has already told me that she will need help with a wedding scrapbook, so you know I am all over that.
Well, I guess I had better get to work. Hopefully this week will not include terroristic threats. Last week a client called and said he was coming up here to get his money and was bringing a gun with him. We locked all of the doors and prayed for the best. Luckily he never showed up. I can honestly do without that kind of stuff. My life has enough stress- trust me, I don't need more.

He's off

Well, he's off. Making his way into the world. I am off to fix my eye makeup before I go to work. Will blog more later.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

What a mess....

Blah. That is how I feel today. BLAH. Yesterday was so yuck that I stared today off just feeling yucky. After standing in about 15 different lines (including the one outside in 95 degree heat for 45 minutes), we finally got all signed up for PTA, got our afterschool care straight, and filled out all 5000 forms with emergency contact information forms. It's all done now and we got to meet Ms. Harris. Parker acted shy when he met her, but as soon as we left he stared with the questions. "Did you see the red table? I want to sit at the red table." "Did you see the books?" "That room looks fun." All in all, I am so excited for him. He is making his way into a new world and, although I am not completely at ease with the idea, I have to let him go explore and find his own way. He isn't a baby anymore. And that fact breaks my heart.
Maybe I feel yucky because I didn't get to go school supply shopping. Parker got into a heap of trouble yesterday and was sent to his room for the afternoon. I guess he got bored because he fell asleep at 4:30 and didn't wake up until 6:30 this morning. By the time Mike got home from his ALS hearing I had cooked dinner and gotten all comfy and did not feel like battling the herd at Target. So, tonight I get to do that after work.....and miss my aerobics class. Man, that really stinks.
Speaking of stinking, I had been exercising and eating healthy all week and have GAINED 3 pounds. WTH? How frustrating. I am proud to report that Mikey has lost 6 pounds. Go Mikey Poo!
Well, that is about all I have going on. Sorry to be so blah..... hopefully tomorrow will be better. Heck, it will be Friday, how could it not be better.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Meet the Teacher

Well, today is meet the teacher day at Parker's new school. I woke up this morning in a panic about having to find parking amongst all of the teachers and parents that were going to be at this thing. Unfortunately, it then occurred to me that I was a complete dumb ass because I live TWO DOORS DOWN from the dang place. I can park in MY DRIVEWAY. So, there is one worry that can leave my mind. Can you tell I have 500million things circulating around this brain of mine?
The best part of this open house thing is that we get a complete list of school supplies from the teacher. I know that many of you think, well duh. Well, that was the best part of going back to school for me when I was younger and I am now getting to do it again. There is nothing better than filling your basket to the brim with crayons, markers, pencils, rulers and all the other fun things that Target carried in those two precious aisles where 300 people attempt to cram themselves and their baskets. Maybe it is the artist in me, but I absolutely LOVE back to school shopping. Taking a close second is the coming home and labeling it all. I love that too.
I was reading the Huntley Hills handbook yesterday and was reading about how strict the attendance rule has gotten. Parents are liable for too many unexcused absence and they could face criminal charges. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a great rule. I do not forsee any unexcused absences this year and am even going to a wedding in FL by myself so that Parker doesn't miss a day of school. The reason I mention the absence rule is that it occurred to me that I am now the parent and will be able to write real honest to goodness excuse notes. Not the forged ones that I OCCASIONALLY did in high school (sorry Dad if you are reading this). It made me laugh to think that I am indeed the parent of a 5 year old. Sometimes I still sit back and wonder "Am I really a grown up now?". The thought is kinda funny. I catch myself sometimes thinking that, while Mike and I are discussing the importance of floodlights around the house or the high electric bill, that I am an adult. In the real world. I am also the adult who is staring 30 right in the eyes. I am still thinking that I am 28 although my birthday was 3 weeks ago. Oh well. Being a grown up in the real world is cooler than I ever thought it would be. Who has to know that I sleep with a cabbage patch kids pillowcase on my pillow every night? I'm a grown up and I can do what ever I want.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

6 days til Kindergarten.....

Well, not much is new today. I walked into Parker's school this morning and felt the newness of the school year. They stared the new year yesterday which means that Ms. Amy has another pre-k class, so Parker is just in a room with Mr. Matt and Ms. Stephanie for the week. It was weird at the school because all of the kids have moved up into their new rooms and the halls are all newly decorated. It is sad to think that we only have 4 more days at this school. I love The First School so very much and I love knowing that Parker is right down the street if there were ever an emergency. Now, my buddy will be close to home which means that I will be traveling solo to work. No more special trips to Dunkin Donuts on Friday morning to enjoy bagels as we drive to school/work. One more reason why I hate to think of my boy growing up. Oh the sadness. And a warning to all who may cross my path next Monday, pay no attention to the streaked makeup and rubbed off mascara and eyeliner. It's gonna be a rough day.
In lighter news, I logged 2800 steps on the Fit last night. I also unlocked a rhythmic punching game that really kicks butt. I was sweating up a storm and I went to bed with the satisfaction of knowing that I did something positive for my body. Mike made a chart for the bathroom where each of us has to write down our weight EACH DAY to make us more accountable to each other. Our main goal? To weigh a little less each day. That seems so much easier than the BIG LOOMING GOAL of 60 pounds. I can't wait for Christmas time to roll around and me be a mere shadow of the size I was last year. I'm not gonna lie, it will be good to be healthy, but I want to be thin. I want to be able to wear shorts and little tank tops in the summer. I don't want to be ashamed to get in a bathing suit.
We also ate our first Dinner a Fare meal and it was delicious!!!! It was Pasta Primavera and it was so yummy. Roasted peppers, onions, tomatoes, and italian sausage over penne pasta. YUM! Tonight we are having the Finger Lickin Chicken with honey mustard. Baked, not fried. So excited. Mike has a softball game as well, so I will have some definite workout time after Parker goes to bed. Heck, I might even make it to my scrap room. Let's keep our fingers crossed.....

Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday, Monday....

Man, do I hate Mondays or what? I had the hardest time getting up this morning. Nothing like a Diet Coke AND a Starbucks Frappucino to get me going. Yep, that is what it took. I didn't even stay up late- almost fell asleep during Big Brother. I had completely forgotten that it was on until 7:45, so my plan to create in the art studio while having Wedding Crashers on in the background went by the wayside. Big Brother is a big priority as it is the only show that I consistently watch.
With Kindergarten starting next Monday, we are trying to get Lil P into a routine which includes going to bed at a reasonable hour. I think we are going to revert back into using the super sleeper coupons again since we had success with them last year. If anything, they will hopefully end the 3,000 trips to tell us goodnight and give us kisses. Don't get me wrong, I love hugs and kisses from my boy, but when I am the one who gets to endure the waking of a cranky child, I realize that one kiss is enough at 8 p.m.
I am rpoud to announce that I logged a total of 58 minutes on the Wii Fit yesterday. I did yoga, free step and a few balance games. I think that probably 20 of those minutes were collected in trying to maneuver my way down the river in a bubble on the balance exercises. I never made it so that is on my list of things to do tonight. I was so frustrated. I also think that while trying to perfect the "tree" position in yoga, I strained the calf muscle in my right leg. The pain I felt when I got out of bed this morning was reaffirming that I am, in fact, out of shape.
I did get to spend a few minutes in the art studio this morning, since I didn't get to last night. I am really excited to start on my next project. I tried for 30 minutes to find a picture of it, but couldn't find one. It involves an 18x24 frame, picture hanging wire, lots of pattern paper circles and some photos. It looks like a ton of fun. I will post a picture when it is completed.
So, not a whole lot more going on. Ooooh, I am excited to cook my first Dinner a Fare meal tonight- Pasta Primavera with italian sausage. I will let you know how it turns out.
Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

It's over...

The Red Sox t-ball season is over. I am in disbelief that the summer is coming to a close. Not nearly as much as I am in disbelief that my baby boy is fixing to start kindergarten. Time has flown by way too fast. Parker isn't quite as ready, but I think that will change after the first day. I have a feeling that he will love it.

Yesterday afternoon I tried out Dinner a Fare in Buckhead. My friend Kim and I went to this place and prepared 6 meals a piece, and wrapped them up to be frozen and the prepared at our leisure. I am really excited to try these yummy meals- I made Italian Shrimp Wraps, Pasta Primavera with Italian Sausage, Finger Licken Chicken and Honey Mustard sauce, tuna steaks with tomato sesame coulis, hickory smoked apple chicken, and a garlic rosemary pork tenderloin. What a relief to know that some meals are ready to go for those crazy nights when I get home from work.

I am trying to figure out how to get photos of all of my projects on here. I need to get the proper backdrop set up so that I can photograph the mini books. I found a great project in my new Scrapbooks Etc. that I am going to try to tackle this week. Oh well... Off the play a game of Hids and Seek and then create all night tonight in my art studio. Yippee!!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

My New Endeavor

Ok, let's try this again. I started the Jacobs family blog last year and only posted 7 times....maybe. That seems like a slight stretch which is really sad. So, I am making myself get better at this. I started scrapbooking last September when my niece, Ella, was born and I haven't slowed down since. I have since gotten on the design team at Scrap Chic Boutique. I have gone on one retreat, been to multiple crops and worked as a teachers pet for the Scrapbook Expo. In typical Amy fashion, I dove in head first and went to extremes.
So anyway, I am going to work on getting photos taken this weekend of all of my projects as well as work on getting business cards printed. I have had quite a few people asking me for a card so that they could maybe have me work on their own personal scrapbooks. I would so love to make time a full time thing. I love using my creativity and there is nothing better than watching a person's face when going through their book for the first time. I love giving gifts that I have made. So, I will promise to work on posting on a regular basis. Who knows who will ever read this, but it is worth a shot...... right?