Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 30

Today's picture of the day is of my boss Theresa!! She is our Store Manager and I love her sooo much! She was caught off guard talking on her microphone and doing her paper work. I really have been blessed when it comes to my job ....I love working at Jo-Anns! I have met soo many amazing guests that come into the store...I am a huggy person and I do greet most of them with a hug....I counted it and it only takes 3 seconds to give a hug so I don't let it interfere with me getting my job done.
Everyday that I work is a new experience and it is so awesome to help someone and inspire them. Today I met a lady who was making sachets for all her family members from her Mothers wedding dress who passed away, the dress was discolored from age and she didn't want to store it in a box. The color was hard to match so she decided to use gold ribbons on it....I told her to even use the buttons as an added embellishment.
And I met the sweetest guy probably in his 70's and got to help him with picking out paint for his train set could see the excitement in his eyes when he told me of his room he has set up...told me how he made his trees and his landscapes.
Then there was a lil girl (she was 3) with some red ruby shoes she was giving her Mom a hard time until I said wow love those red ruby shoes...her Mom told me she owns 2 pairs the only shoes she wears! The lil girl told me my dad is the tin man!
Then I had a lady trying to get me to rent her house in Pensacola Fla....that her Mother had left her....the prettiest part of Florida ever!!! Ohhh how tempted I was!! The Cricut Stars are going to LOVE going to craft with Kathy down there!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 29: The Wolf Moon

The POTD is the full moon I am freezin my butt off trying to get a good shot...but I am determined to get a picture since this is the first full moon of the year. Plus from what I am reading it is the brightest one of the year and also called the Wolf Moon. Right now this is the best one I got tonight I think I waited too long but I have a feeling I will be back out side tonight still trying to get that perfect shot.
Look what ya have done to me Bridget!!!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 28

Anyone who knows me knows I have been drinking the Vitiamin Water for almost 2 years now. The Energy one I need to help me get through the day when I have lil Aden...the "XXX" one keeps me from getting colds! I HAVE to drink the "Revive" one every day for the added potassium due to the awful leg and feet cramps I was having. I spent all day in the hospital getting tested one day they thought I had gout...but that came back negative. I did some research and found out I wasn't getting enough solved and as long as I drink my revive and eat bananas,baked potatoes,sweet potatoes,& kidney beans I can sleep the whole night. I so wish I would have known this when my Mother was alive she was the same way.

Also I am doing this post today to let you ladies know about calling those 800 numbers on your products...they pay off!!!The first time years ago I called the Jello one....I was making finger jello for a birthday party and I had tons of bubbles in I called the 800 number after I was spending time with a tooth pick trying to pop 'em and a spoon to spoon 'em out.

Well when I told the lady what I was trying to do now this kinda upset me at first...she asked are you a blond?! At the time I was...but guess who is now laughing all the way to the store!!! She took my address and I got coupons, free molds, and recipe books!! So that started my adventures of calling the 800 time Orville Redenbacher sent me 5 coupons for free popcorn well our store had an offer buy 1 get 1 free I went home with 10 FREE boxes of popcorn!! Dawn dish soap is another awesome one to call...and Resolve Carpet cleaner I haven't paid full price for that product in years!!!Vitamin water sent me (2) lip gloss and a hat and made me consumer of the week when I called them telling me about NO MORE leg cramps!!!!

Do you wear Levis?? You can call 1-800-USA-LEVI for a brand new pair of jeans to replace your worn out or damaged ones!!!They used to have free shipping but now you pay the shipping, but still not bad.

Now who is laughing Miss Jello lady!!! Call those numbers now matter how silly!!!

Day 27

Here is what Aden & I enjoyed while he had lunch. I love watching my birds in the yard along with all the other wild life that come up into the yard.
A guest that came into the store was telling me how to train them to be hand fed so I am looking forward to trying that out this summer. I have a swing that sits under the tree that Gary got me for my birthday years ago. The lady told me to put a bucket hat on my head and put bird seed on top of the hat then when they get used to getting the seed from the hat move to feeding them from my hand. I had to laugh at the thought of Gary coming home seeing me sitting on the swing with birds perched on my head!! I know... "I aint right!"
The snow was gone from most of the yard. But we are expecting to get a little bit over night.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 26

This is going to be a cross post of my other blog for my picture for the day. This is a Bind-It-All calendar I made and used my Cricut to embellish it.The details are on my other blog.
I had all intentions of finishing a layout of Aden but lil Miss Dora had her way with the Lightening McQueen car I was going to use.....lil stinker! I want to get that book done so bad so I can submit it to I am sooo excited to share the "secret" to the's killing me to keep my secret!

Day 25

Here is a picture of my brother Billy taking a nap on the sofa....I didn't have to chase him down! Here is another one Sandy to add to your prayer list for me.....gosh I am going to need to make you a book for all my loved ones you have been praying for!
Not much computer time again.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 24

Here is a picture of the RAK I got from Hollie!! Make sure to check her blog out!!! I love her work!
I love all my goodies she sent and really love the card she made as well. Now to find the time to use it. Again I thought I posted this last night but found out I didn'!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 23

Here is a picture of our niece Sara and her new husband Ryan. Sara made a beautiful bride and it was a really nice ceremony. They did an Unity Braid this was a first for me to see done at a wedding ...I thought it sooo cool..."A cord of three strands is not quickly broken"
~ Ecclesiastes 4:12 ~
We had an awesome time I got some good pictures of the kids...Aden loved the bubbles!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 22

Yep the repair man came bright and early today! So I now have heat again! I was so happy he had the part and I didn't have to wait and it wasn't that big of a problem to be fixed. It gets scary when things need was the igniter just as Gary thought.

Hoping for a better picture tomorrow our niece is getting married so I am hoping to get some good know me and lighting!!!Add Image

Day 21

I know this is a very strange picture today it is the inside of my furnace! Yes the furnace went out yesterday....Joy! So I cleaned and cleaned to take my mind off the headache. Luckily it wasn't that cold and we have electric heaters to warm the house but I closed off the scrapping room and sewing room to keep the rest of the house warm. So no crafting got done!

Cleaning is the only thing that takes my mind off everything. Plus it kept me warm...will catch up on blogs later.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 20

Gosh I thought I posted this last night!!...I got company and after dinner never got back on line! I tried to make some lollipop flowers using my wizard and spellbinders nestabilities...I wanted to see if burlap fabric would work, it did but I ran it through 2 times.
I then sprayed a sealer on it (probably why I thought I posted this...that stuff made me dizzy!)

I inked the edges and added a button. I also tried fleece it worked as well and fabric too!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 19

Here is what I got in the mail!!! It was from saving and redeeming my Cricut Reward points....this is the second one I got is that saying I have tooo many cartridges? I am excited to play with this one really has some beautiful flourishes!

Sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday I was sooo wore out with only 3 1/2 hours sleep...gotta quit doing that to my self...I drink way too much coffee!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 18

Here is our waitress tonight from Friches we stopped by after work for a bite to eat. The girls seemed excited when they found out about the 365 project...Gary told them she is gonna put you on her blog!!
Had an awesome night at work met some new ladies that are my job!
Gosh I must be tired I posted this to the wrong blog tonight....JOY!!! Better get to bed 4:30 comes early!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17

Here is a new DCWV stack that I found at work today! I fell in love with this on sooo much that I bought 2 of them! Some of the papers remind me of the Websters Pages Papers that I love so much. When you are Jo-ann's make sure to check them out.
I have a house guest so I will play catch up on your blogs tomorrow.

Day 16

Here is a picture I took last night of the sunset. I love "chasing sunsets" as a special lil girl calls it!Sorry I didn't get it posted I ended up getting one of my famous headaches. Some of you know that I have glaucoma and all the eye problems that I have had with detached retinas and optic nerve damage and vision loss. I am not sure if they are the cause of the headaches but they sure make it hard to see and it takes me down.
Off to work I go.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 15

Here is a holder I made for my decorative scissors. Years ago I worked in a wood factory and I would bring home some of the drawer fronts that had small flaws....I couldn't see them throwing them away due to them being oak. So I added some decorative painting and added some pegs.
I also use these drawer fronts as stands for my kaleidoscopes they help me keep the cost down so I can sell them at an affordable price.
Joy is feeling better I am thinking she got into the neighbors food garbage...when they clean out their fridge they put it on their burn pile and my girls sneak off and get into it....glad that is all it was she put a scare in me. Today she was all back to normal. Sorry if I grossed some of you out by yesterday's post.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day14: Joy

This a picture of poor Joy she had a really rough day....she was sooo sick. The vets office was closed when I called to get her in.....I think I scared her when I yelled "JOY!" at the top of my she hid out side. Then I had to go find her.... So I spent most of the day cleaning up after Joy and I HAD to clean the carpets. I even called Gary at work three times and I never call him, So between changing Adens diapers and cleaning up after Joy my day was really full of s**t!!! She seems like she is back to normal tonight.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 13: Dora

Dora's turn today!! (you can come outa hiding Gary!) Here she is in what she claims as hers the Blues Clue chair. (when Joy had it she kept it in perfect condition Dora has got the back chewed up in 2 spots normally her blankie is over it but Aden is a blankie baby) Dora was born with cornea dystrophy the vet first diagnosed her as blind . I sure named this lil stinker right she has really put the scare into us twice on her lil exploring adventures. First time she was gone 4 days we went door to door and posted pictures in stores and gas stations that is how she was returned when a lady seen her picture...I was a wreck when she was missing!
She is sooo funny....she keeps me entertained and laughing all day with her lil ways...until she tears up mommies embellishments that I drop and search for hours....she is a lil bandit that is for sure if something is missing Dora's got it!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 12: Pinky's box on HSN

This just had to be the picture for today ....Pinky's Project was on HSN on the Purple Cows segment!! It is her Valentine's Day Display Box. How awesome is that it is also going to be at CHA!! I am sooo happy for her.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 11: My RAK from Bridget!!

Here is my picture for today it is all my goodies from Bridget...there is sooo much I had to use a different table to take my photo!
I LOVE it ALL Bridget!! Thank you sooo much! I have loved following your blog and getting to know you & your you poor dear will know mine!!!
I am posting 2 pictures today cause I wanted to share the awesome card Bridget made as pretty. I am trying to rebuild my card stash this year.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Tonight we went out to eat and this was our waitress ....she was really nice about letting me get her picture! We go here quite often and most of the girls really give Gary a hard time.....this one was new for us. I thought this was a better photo than my food. Gary warned her that I was taking a picture a day.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 9: A "Gift from God"

I was going to take a picture of my mess that I made today....even Gary complained! Then I picked up my purse and I thought I have the picture for the day!! There is such a beautiful story behind this purse it was given to me by a newbie (Rose) in our store last Christmas. I was cutting fabric for her and remarked about her beautiful bag she told me she found it on ebay, nosey me asked how much she paid for it since I never have seen one like it, she told me the was high dollar. Any way about a week later she came back into the store with her daughters and comes to me and hands me this purse I said "No...I can't accept this I know what you paid for this...she said yes it is for you.... it is a Gift From God" ....well ya'll know me I started my crying and hugged her and her daughters and thanked them. I love this purse and more I love what it represents!! I really need to do a layout on this treasure!

It amazes me how there is sooo many awesome Christians out there and that God has sent my way....I am sooo blessed!!!
I get sooo many comments about this purse and I share the story behind it and thought I would share with you.....I have been tempted to pass it along to another stranger that comments on it but I stop and I remember that day...that look in Rose's eyes and her daughters and I decide I will keep it.....and smile when I carry my "Gift From God!"

Wait till you hear the story behind "The Coat!"

I know it is more than one picture but I wanted to show you the detail on this purse!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 8:What a night at work!!!

Here is a picture of Lori the Night Manager at work. Talk about a talented knitter!!! I twisted her arm into setting up a blog and I am excited to share when she sends me the link.
What a night 'eh Lori ?! shhhh
Thanks for being a sport and letting me get your picture I love working with you & Kris!!! Ohhhh glad you didn't get me with that beautiful beaded scarf!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 7: Gary's Birthday

Todays picture is of my hubby Gary today is his birthday! I was going to take him out to dinner after work...but my hours got changed. And with him working out doors all day in the snow I think it was nice for him to stay in. He kept dodging my camera all night telling me "I am not gonna be part of your 365 project!" Well I did get him at the patio door! I did try to edit the photo due to the bad lighting.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 6: Ferdette Maybelle

Sorry to get this picture posted so late I fell asleep and really messed up my night! The last thing I remember was changing the bed it must have been the smell of downy that done me in!
Here is a picture of my older dog Ferdette Maybelle she is about 14 years old and really is having a hard time getting up the steps any more I have to go down and get her. It is so sad when they get this old to see them struggle I know the time is coming soon for us to make the decision to let her go....but it is so hard for Gary & I to for we really love our girls.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 5

I would have never thought that this would have been my picture for the day, but when I discoved this tub I knew it was the one. I was cleaning out the closet and came accoss some of my Mothers clothes...took my breath away for a second and most of you know me....I cried. I swear I could even smell her. I really need to think of a creative way to do something instead of them being in a tub in the back corner of the closet.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 4

This is a picture of Aden this morning having his omelet I made him. He really loves them! I hope the picture is ok I have so much to learn about photo editing.
This is how my days begin when I have him.....maybe I should have waited for a better shot for the day but again this is my life and my days that I am documenting on this blog.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3

Yes I love to watch Desperate Housewives. Spent the day cleaning & doing laundry....and really didn't think I wanted to show my laundry! Thought I could fit some crafting in but I was really getting into the house work and some good tunes today.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 2: Going to work

Here is my picture for the day, as you can see I went to work today. We were really busy and I had a great day.... I really do love my job! I tried to get a picture of Sherry one of the managers but the memory card is full so she is safe for a little bit.
Also Carol brought in the box of pictures for me to do a scrapbook of her grandson that passed away. I am so honored that she asked me to make this for her & her family. I hope I can do an album that will be loved and cherished for generations. I will be putting a ton of prayers into this project and I know me they will be buckets of tears. I also hope that I can do my best work.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 1: Hanging on to my "Roots"

I was inspired by Bridget to start a 365 Project for 2010.....since following hers I have got to know her and her awesome family plus get the first hand news on the best movies!
I am beginning this first picture of a tree in my back yard to represent the "roots" that I am hanging on to. While blog hopping Pinky had this posted on her blog and it has really helped me open up my eyes.....and you all know I have vision problems this did take me a while to see!Pinky is one of the most honest and strongest ladies I have met on the internet plus sooo talented!

Madea's play:I put everybody that come in my life in the category of a tree. Some people are like leaves on a tree. The wind blows, they over there. They unstable. Blows the other way, they over here. Seasons change, they wither and die, they gone. That's alright. Most people in the world are like that. They just there to take from the tree. They there to take and give shade every now and then. That's all they can do. But don't get mad at em, that's who they are.
Some people are like a branch on that tree. You gotta be careful with them branches too cause they'll fool you. They'll get there and make you think they a good friend and real strong, but the minute you step out there on em, they'll break and leave you high and dry.
But if you find you two or three people in your life that's like the roots at the bottom of the tree, you are blessed. They're the kind of people that ain't goin nowhere. They ain't worried about bein seen, don't nobody have to know that they know you, they ain't got to know what they doin for you. But if them roots wasn't there that tree couldn't live. You understand? When you get you some roots hold on to em.
But the rest of it you let it go. Just let folks go.~Ain't nobody said it was gonna be easy but it'll get easy when you learn how to love yourself. If you tell somebody that "what you doin is hurtin me and I need you to stop" and then they keep doin it, they don't care, move on, let em go. No matter how much it hurts, let em go. And it'll get easier I promise you. Every day it'll get easier and easier and easier. You just gotta make it through.
I know this is probably an strange way to some of you to start my new blog but it is something that has to be done for me to be me and for me to learn to stop letting people abuse me. And I am just learning to let 'em go and hanging on to my roots!
Thank you Pinky from the bottom of my heart for posting this!
I encourage you to watch this video