Wednesday, May 24, 2006

My first pet

My first pets was an AKC registered champagne miniature poodle, Missy Ann. Although small dogs and small children are supposed to be a no one ever told Missy Ann that she was a dog....not a really small person! She was very affectionate and protective of me and my brothers. So protective that when my brothers got in trouble and my mom wanted to spank them, Missy Ann had to be locked up or she would growl at my mom and try to bite her!!! She was 14 or 15 when she died and my heart was broken.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Monday's Prompt

Today's prompt: Blog about a scent that reminds you of childhood, or just one with strong emotional connection.

This one is easy for me. Any time I smell sage, I think of holidays at home with my mom. She was always the designated cook in our family and all holiday meals were served at house. She would be begin cooking the night before. And the aroma of the sage she used in her dressing would fill the house. Even now the scent of cornbread dressing with sage makes me feel like a little girl again!

Another particularly poignant smell is that of sweet potato pie baking. I was my grandma's spoiled little darling. And every holiday she would make the best sweet potato pies and because I was her special girl, I had a whole pie to myself and woe to the person who DARED cut my pie.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


Today's Prompt: What was your favorite vacation/holiday you ever took and why....

My kids, my mom and I all went to Cincinnati to visit family there. We stayed in hotel instead of with family. We went to the water park, The Beach with my mom, my adult cousin and me as adults and eleven kids between ages of 4-12! We actually had a blast and only lost track of a couple people towards leaving time. We had a wonderful relaxed and fun time for all of us. Unfortuanately I don't have any pics to scrap but we always have our memories!!!!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Childhood Memories

Today's Prompt:
What aspect of play do you miss most about childhood? Was there a favorite piece of playground equipment you could spend hours on? Did you ride your bike aimlessly for hours? A best friend you had weekly sleepovers with? Tell us about it!

I grew up spending a lot of time at my paternal grandmothers. I had 3 girl cousins who I was very close with and still am to this day. We all shared so much that they are more like sisters than cousins in my eyes. We used to walk to and from the park, wading in the creek and catching crayfish! We would stay up late at night telling each scary stories. These memories are especially poignant for me as the youngest of my cousins, Tahnee, was murdered last November. I see her two girls growing up with my own kids and it reminds me of how close we all were.

Got me a prompt!

In an effort to keep this updated and get my creative juices flowing, I decided to use journaling prompts from Digitalscrapbookplace (thanks Stacey for the tip). I plan to use these here for my scrapping blog but am off to find some for my non scrapbooking blog (yes I do have other interests BESIDES digiscrappin!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Busy Scrappin

With all of the great challenges over at Scrapmommies , I have been so busy making layouts. Here are just a few of my newest ones. MeMe has kindly graced my pages but I think I am ready to scrap some older pictures (Monkey Business is layout I did with pics from 2002)

Friday, May 05, 2006

I did it again!!! Yep I posted another freebie...this is a retro inspired kit based on my favorite flower, Brown-Eyed Susans (my mom says it looks like a 70's kitchen color scheme)!

This set includes 4 solid 8x8 papers, 2 patterned 8X8 paper, 4 textured tags, 4 glassy tags, 4 ribbons, 4 rickrack and other goodies! Over 25 items in this kit!!!!

You can download the kit here ---> Groovy Suzy