Tuesday, July 27, 2010



We drove down to Cinci last weekend and bought another Expedit at IKEA (along with some really cool wicker baskets that fit in the cubbies) and my scraproom is finally coming together. I will (hopefully) get the other boxes unloaded this week and be operational by the weekend. WHOO HOO!!! I can't wait to scrap again!

So... Yesterday was my Birthday! 36. WOW. I remember when my Mom was 36 and I thought she was SO old. WOW. Crazy that I am that old. I don't feel it, for sure.

So my awesome husband.. Let me repeat. MY AWESOME HUSBAND!.. went to Archiver's and bought me pretty much the entire Basic Grey OLIVER line (and some really pretty blue Prima flowers!) for my Birthday.

How freakin' awesome is he? I mean, really. How many of your husbands would go buy you scrap stuff? My guy is one of a kind. I love him SO much. He really made my day :)

Well, it's time for bed. I have such a busy rest of the week.
I hope you all have a great week and send me some positive vibes so I can get this scraproom complete this week.
Byeeee :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

My Review of Sierra Playset

Originally submitted at Toys R Us

The Sierra Playset has all the features of many more expensive playsets and is a great value. There's a raised fort with wood roof, end gables and even a chimney! A raised sun porch is the perfect platform for checking out the yard from above and launching down the super safe speedy slide. Two ...

So far, so good.

By Jenny B in Indy from Fishers, IN on 7/26/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Fun, Easy Assembly, Sturdy

Describe Yourself: Novice

We bought this same set (two weeks ago) at another dept store on clearance for four hundred dollars less than the original price on here.

My husband and his friend started putting it together Friday night. They worked 3-3.5 hours each Fri, Sat and Sun night and then my husband did a bit by himself on Sunday.. labeling and putting together the ladder and rock wall.
So far my son can swing, glide and slide. The rock wall and ladder are up. All that's left is the roof (which will take some time), picnic table, monkey bars and toy box. So, should be done in about 4-6 hours when they get to it this next weekend. Maybe less?

My husband said so far there has been no splitting wood, no missing pieces/hardware and the instructions are great.

So overall, we are having a great experience with this.
I will update once it's COMPLETELY done.


Friday, July 16, 2010

It's SLOWLY getting there...

We still have a garage FULL of stuff. But here's what's been done so far in the Living Room:

Dining Room:

Scraproom (I love love LOVE the color of my walls!):

Hubby is going to IKEA in Detroit next week to get me another Expedit (smaller 4x4 this time) and the table that goes with that line. Hopefully once I have that I can get the rest of those boxes unpacked. I need to SOON.. I have some DT work I need to start on.

Well, back to more unpacking.
Have a great weekend!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Oh My Good God!

I think it might just take WEEKS to get this new scraproom unpacked!!
We started moving 9 days ago and I JUST NOW got my computer hooked up! Yikes!

Stay with me.. I promise, I'll be back and hopefully with some cute projects :)

For now, here are some NON SCRAPPY things that have been going on (other than the big move):

Caleb turned four on June 27th.
We took him to Monkey Joe's to bounce and had pizza, his favorite. It was just us three and it was probably his best birthday yet. I'm glad I didn't go all out again this year and do a party. I loved the intimacy of it just being us three.

On June 30th he was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, aka Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
The way it was explained to us is that he has some signs of being on the very LOW end of the Autism spectrum and with help, he can actually grow out of them because he is lucky in that his only problems are with communication and he keeps saying new things day after day (with less Echolalia).
SO glad to have some answers.. finally :)

Then my Mother in Law (aka Mimi Marsha) flew in from Houston to help us move. She was a huge help. She helped me clean the new house from top to bottom and Caleb was just in love with her. Here they are playing out in the new backyard.

And then just a random shot of him in the new backyard. He is out there at least half the day and just loves it. Thank God for fences and big yards! :)

"See" you all later, I have some Facebook catch up to do :)