Sunday, February 21, 2010

Have I mentioned that I LOVE my Cricut?

Yesterday I was just tackled with a migraine! Those of you that have ever had a migraine know just how crippling they are and how miserable you feel for the whole day. This was only my 4th ever migraine and I pray, my last! My poor sister suffers from migraines and I don't know what brought this one on, the others only happened when I was preggers with my daughter so this one caught me way off guard! Anyways, by the end of the night my head was down to a low dull pain and although I was light headed, I couldn't stand being stuck in my bed or on the couch for one more second. My amazingly awesome and spectacular and wonderful husband wanted to spend some time with me so he helped me set up the Cricut and we started working using my new cartridges and also busted out the roll of magnet that we've been wanting to test out!

Here are 2 cards we made and some magnets:

The Cricut is one of THE best inventions on the planet!!! :O) I love the owl card and how easy it just cuts them out and those magnets are adorable and got lots of excitement from the kiddos this morning! I definitely recommend getting the thick cutting blades and some rolls of many possibilities!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Awww...Beautiful Blogger Award

My friend Sarah and fellow blogger, bestowed this award upon me! :O)
You HAVE to check out her blog:
A House On Fire. She's got so much information about homeschooling, biblical teachings, her new adventures in photography and so much more! She's super funny and super sweet. We went to high school together and then the Lord brought us together as friends via MySpace/Facebook and I just love her!

Ok, so the rules for this award are:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself

Now to pass the award, here are 15 of my favorite blogs (besides Sarah's blog):

1: Everyone HAS to check out the
ApParent Project blog! I've never met Corrigan or Shelley in person (yet) but Corrigan is from my area and he and his wife and children moved to Haiti almost 2 years ago while they were in the process of adopting 2 children. They started the ApParent Project to help women learn to make jewelry to earn money to feed their families and they were in the process of starting a school to teach english to the teens so they had a better chance at getting good jobs. Since the earthquake Shelley and the kids have come back to the US to finish out the adoption process and Corrigan has stayed in Haiti to help in everyway he can. I will get to meet Shelley next month (YAY) and I hope someday to travel down there to help in anyway I can!

2: My friend Kim's blog, Memories In Thyme. She's constantly posting her latest paper crafting creations and she's one of the sweetest people I've come across in Blogland! Always leaving comments of encouragement and kindness!

3: My friend Sarah at
Sarah's Paper Tray. She has some of the most amazing cards and layouts and she has the sweetest personality to go with her talent!

4: Amy at
The Idea Room. Her blog has definitely been my go-to place for creative project ideas. This girl has such a variety of fun things to do and she posts lots of pictures and tutorials. FUN FUN FUN!

Bakerella is my favorite place to go for trying out new baked goods recipes. I've done cake balls and peach crumb cake using her recipes and there are so many other things on my "to do" list from her site! YUMMM!!

Skip To My Lou is a great place to go for craft projects and tutorials.

Confessions of a Homeschooler has so many great kids craft ideas and I loved her Minivan Express idea based on the movie The Polar Express. She also posts a lot about what they are doing in homeschooling that I love!

Not So Idle Hands is another go-to blog for me when I'm wanting some fun craft ideas or I just want to drool over someone else's talents! LOL She just adopted a child from Russia (I think) so her blog posts haven't been as consistant *sniffle* but I think she's getting back into the swing of things and I'm praying they get back into a routine and just LOVE on their new addition!

9: Tresa at
Fabulously Artsy is a fellow CTMH consultant and she is amazingly gifted and talented! She's soooooo stinkin creative with her cards and layouts and techniques...I want to be like her when I grow up! LOL

10: Of coures I can't leave out Ree aka
The Pioneer Woman. She is so whitty and such an amazing cook. I made her Cinnamon Rolls and gained like 50 lbs...they were incredible! My neighbors and family were very thankful that I came across that recipe! LOL I just bought her cookbook and can't wait to get crackin! She also has areas about homeschooling, photography and gardening.

Our Best Bites has so many yummy recipes!

Nap Time Crafts really makes me wish I could sew but she has other fun projects as well!

Serving Pink Lemonade is another craft blog (can you tell I'm a craft junkie??) that I think everyone will love! Such talent all in one spot! LOL

14: I love
Be Different...Act Normal. More great ideas.

Mod Podge Rocks is a great place to find all sorts of things you can do with Mod Podge! I've seen posts about doing things with shoes!! Craziness and FUN!

** Although this blog is private, only visible by invite from the blogger, it's one of my favorites! I'm sorry you can't check it out but I couldn't end this post without mentioning her blog. Talia at Girlz of God is a young girl (a 6th grader) who is ON FIRE for the Lord and even though she's so young, she's posted many a thing that has made me think about stuff differently! I hope and pray that my children have such a passion for serving the Lord at such a young age! She is the sweetest and cutest girl and I adore her and her family so much!

Ok, so that's 15 of my new favorite blogs, now for the "7 things about myself" section! :) Let's see.

1. I LOVE Jesus!
2. As you can tell from my blog list, I LOVE crafting!
3. I hope to learn how to sew sometime soon!
4. I love to Zumba!
5. I have an extreme dislike of being around a group of birds flying overhead! I'm not sure if it's a real fear but it seriously creeps me out! LOL
6. I want to travel to Israel before I die so I can see all the places where Jesus taught and traveled but I don't want to go until my husband gets saved so we can go and experience it together!
7. Even before the earthquake I've wanted to go to Haiti and help out with the ApParent Project (see #1 blog on my list above) and since the earthquake I feel an even stronger desire to go help in anyway I can!

So that's that! Thanks again Sarah, you are such a blessing to me!!! Now I'm off to let the bloggers know about their award!