Friday, June 26, 2009

Summer Musings

This summer has been an interesting one. Summer is something I look forward to all school year. I get practically giddy thinking about it. I daydream about all of the time I will get to spend with my son. Both my husband and I will be home and can hang out. It will be time to hang out in shorts, a tank top, and flip flops. We will stay up late and sleep in late. It should be perfect. But this summer it is far from and I have had trouble figuring out why. I think part of it is that all of the positives that I pine for from August to May have a dark side come June and July. 24 hours a day with a five year old is exhausting at best. Being around my husband all day is exasperating for both of us. The whacked out sleep hours are beginning to get to me and I seriously miss my dress clothes and high heels.

What the hell is wrong with me to allow the negatives to overshadow the true gift of summers off that I have been given? I don't know, but enough already. I need a swift kick in the arse and a snap out of it slap to the face. A dear online friend today was just lamenting how she wished she could be home with her kids instead of dealing with the drudgery of work and office politics. She is right. Our little ones are not little for long, I should be cherishing every second. I know so many couples that wish they could have quality time together and I am lucky enough to have it. I am in control of bedtime and can fix that! There are tons of cute high heeled sandals out there. I could wear them with my tank tops and shorts!

Privilege is a tricky thing. It is so easy to forget the gifts we have. I am blessed and need to start treating those blessings with the reverance they deserve. Here comes the new and improved Chris!!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I could just eat him up!

Friday, April 17, 2009

I am hosting the blog carnival!

Sorry this is late. The original email got lost in Spamalot!

Welcome to the April 15, 2009 edition of digital scrapbooking.

Kelly-Ann Halbert presents Design Do-Overs: The April Edition posted at Bits&Pieces.


Dwayne Tucker presents Introducing The Blast Tour posted at The Global Advertiser!, saying, "The Blast Tour collection is complied by Dwayne Tucker. Inspired by the sights of Savannah, Georgia this collection’s theme revolves around light trail, abstract street photography. This compilation of photographs will encompass the sights of various metropolitan cities; giving you an alternative, unconventional insight through the lens of a digital camera."


Kelly-Ann Halbert presents a new class is available posted at be AUDacious.


Kelly-Ann Halbert presents Photo Editing - Super Quick and Easy! posted at TaylorMade Designs.

Kelly-Ann Halbert presents Quick tutorial for bent photo posted at Ellas digidesign! Design and scrap4Hire.

Kelly-Ann Halbert presents Quick Tip Tuesday Redux - Bringing back oldies and goodies posted at Scrappers Workshop.

Kelly-Ann Halbert presents Changing the Color of your Digital Stamps posted at My Digital Art Studio.

Kelly-Ann Halbert presents Using Photo Masks posted at My Digital Art Studio.

Jennifer Wilson presents {snapshot saturday} the processing toolbox part 3 - color casts posted at {we are} storytellers.

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of digital scrapbooking using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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Friday, March 27, 2009

The Problem with Blogs

OK, I have come to the very harsh realization that blogs need to somehow be regulated. Not just any average Joe should be allowed to have one. Why do I say this? Well, to have a good blog (noun) you must actually blog (verb.) To be able to blog, you must have interesting and /or witty things to share.
See, there needs to be a blog licensing board that determines who does and does not have enough entertaining experiences to share with the masses. If that were the case I would have never been issued a blog license. This blog would have never come about. My sister who, by the way, does not have a blog, would stop harassing me on Facebook to update the damn thing. And I think the world, in general, would be a much happier place!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Great month to be on PDW's CT!!!!

I was so lucky to get to work with Donna Rafferty, Brandi White and Scrapdzines this month. Here is what I created!

Dream a little dream with me.
Casual Comfort and Frames From the Past by Donna Rafferty.

Fun at the playground.

Created with Dreaming Of Fairies by Brandi White

Best Friends

Scrapped with A YEAR IN PROGRESS: FEBRUARY by ScrapDZines

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I get by with a little help from my friends....

For those of you already tuned into my life, you have already heard about my week from Hell. For the rest of you, here is a brief synopsis:
1.Budget at work is going to shit, major cutbacks, my counseling partner is out. My work load for next year literally doubles.
2. Husband who works in same district with me has his position cut and he is not sure where he will be placed. We know he has a job, but where is the question.
3. Went to kindergarten roundup and was disgusted by the hoity toity, dripping with diamonds, rich stay at home moms. I was simultaneously jealous and disgusted.

So, you can imagine my surprise and appreciation when I was nominated for an award by one of my best friends, Julie. Julie is one of the smartest, most centered, and nicest women I am lucky enough to know. So coming from her this award means a lot! Here are the fun details along with links to the wonderful women I would like to nominate too!

The Marie Antoinette,
Real Person, A Real Award

Here are the rules for the award:

1. Put the picture of Marie Antoinette on your blog.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate other blogs that you feel deserve the award.
4. Link to those blogs from your blog.
5. Leave a comment on their blogs to let them know you've shared the award with them

Here are my pics for the award!
Kerrie Kate Chris

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I have been sick, and I mean sick. I have been neglecting this poor little blog! I promise to be back and post something interesting soon. (well as soon as something interesting happens.)