Just Beachy Keen, thank you!

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend. We sure did! Our traditional time at the beach--so great. And last night Hayden prayed for our "sole-ders and their knees" (aka "soldiers over seas"). So sweet.

God Bless the USA!

Hayden busy in the sand

Grandma and Anabelle giggling
Rowan is on a mission!

Pink and Brown and Fun all over

What a whirlwind of a week! Whew! Hope all of you had a great one ;)
Got a fab package in the mail from Stephanie, my Pink and Brown swap partner from MN. Had SO many wonderful things...crafted papers, embellishments, french stamps (she's from France)

scrapbooking supplies, a huge chocolate bar, pink bath salts, pink stationary and on and on! She was a wonderful swap partner! :) Lucky me :)
Also, had a chance to go see little IV this week...his mom and dad are thinking they are going to call him Meyer for his nickname. (love that name!) He is too precious! Just sleeps and sleeps...and eats...and is adorable.
Haven't been crafting much lately. I am looking forward to summer fun soon. Means pool time, vacations, crafting and sleeping in! :)
I did have these way amazing banners made for Hayden and Rowan's room recently. Jeffrey did a wonderful job! Also, bought some great art this week for the house. I will post some pictures as

...soon as I get it on the wall.Hope you all have a great weekend!
Happy Mother's Day!


A new baby is like nothing else in the whole wide world! This precious little guy is the new production of my dear friends Kristen and Chip. He is a 4th...his granddad is a junior and his dad is a III...and this little one is the IV. Leonard Lee Williams, IV...such a big name for a little guy. Although we all know he will quickly grow into it! (with a nick name yet to be determined) Oh- he is so sweet! Seriously one of the most adorable newborns I have ever seen.
Here's to Kristen and Chip! Congratulations!

Cupcake Mania

One of my most favroite swapers sent me a package! This month held a wonderful Cupcake themed swap. (growl goes my stomach) And WOW! Did my partner ever go all out!!! She sent so many wonderful thing...a Cupcake party kit complete with papers, candles, toppers, frosting, dyes, and sprinkles. She also sent an altered art recipe book and 2 custom altered recipe compositions --one for adults and one with ONLY kids cupcakes! Too Cute! More recipe cards...and altered tags...and adorable glittery cupcake tags...and on and on! Ele Erickson you are too much! Many thanks!! HUG!

TAG! I'm it ;)

The always creating Wendy (paperdreams) has tagged me and here are the rules…. each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their seven things, as well as these rules. At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog! Here goes nothin' ;~) :

1. The clocks around my house are all set at different times (unless my husband gets ahold of them). They are all fast--some by 10 minutes, some by 15, and some by less. But I rememeber which are which and actually get places on time according to their craziness!
2. I like to refill on Toothpaste twice when brushing my teeth. Yes--I brush round #1 and then rinse my brush, re-apply toothpaste and go for round #2. Squeaky clean!
3. I, like Wendy in her weirdness (he he he), love to shop a "sale" as early as possible. Nearly any store...I like the elbow-shoving (not that I do any OF COURSE ;0 ) and the heart-racing anxiety of it all.
4. I love to eat...I mean really...alot. Just about any food in the whole wide world (no bugs please or pets). My sweet Tracy can atest to this. She has seen the damage ;)
5. Every morning I start my day with a cup of tea--Chai is my fav right now--some time in my journal or blog, and all in the peace and quiet of no kids or hubby.
6. I have given my husband pedicures since we have known each other! That's right--the man has not cut his own toe nails since 1998! I am obsessed with keeping them trimmed and it makes him nuts! Now, I don't like feet in general. But his and my toes are the HUGE exception.
7. I make a not-so-true 1st impression. This is what I am told anyway. Many people who meet me and then later get to know me have said that they didn't think I would at all be like I am...WHAT am I, I wonder?!?!?! LOL Hmm...maybe I need to work on my 1st impression (whatever that is)...or maybe hand out index cards with my bio on them to people I meet for the 1st time....Nahhh, I think I like being a little mysterious. :)

Now I am tagging Tracy, Holly, Deb, Carrie, Tena, and Tammy. You're it! :)

All Cozy

Super fun swaps have been coming up at Swap Bot.
Thank you to Wendy for sharing this neat site. She was right. There are lots of great swaps. This month is a Mother's Day Tea swap. One of the requirements for the package is a handmade tea cozy. I found these WONDERFUL Heather Bailey fabrics at my favorite local quilt shop- The Olde Green Cupboard and crafted this little cozy. Decked out with coordinating fabrics and a sweet white satin ribbon closure. Sure to keep your tea warm and your tea pot happy ;)

The scrumptious Chaise

The scrumptious Chaise