Thursday, July 7, 2011

Life has changed

I was reminded that I have a blog while recently visiting another blog. WOW...has my life changed. My scrapbooking hobby has been replaced by a stenography machine. I started attending The College of Court Reporting last fall! My days are consumed with speedbuilding, drills, and misc. homework. It is difficult to balance school with having a family, and I would encourage anyone to do it out of the way before you start a family.
I don't feel that I can be the best Mom I should be when my kids need me while I am doing homework or in class.
I don't have the time for a lot of the things I used to do. Casually shopping for groceries (or anything for that matter), meal planning, just hanging out with friends, doing "nothing", scrapbooking, reading, cleaning!!! It's all gone by the wayside and gets done when I can squeeze it in. My house is not dirty, but it is not as sparkly clean as it used to be. I have had to let go of things. I savor my "free time" now and try to make the most of it.
I have had some enlightenment in the form of certain classes at my school. In court reporting you also need to know how to be socially "able" and we have had a couple of classes that have helped us with that, but the instructor has gone far and above just social skills and has taught us critical thinking. It's done wonders for me. It helps me in all aspects of long as I remember to apply it. Hopefully, I can keep this in mind the next time I feel the need to call the Sheriff to complain about my neighbors.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

SUPER Scraplift Challenge for July! Angela Pietro!

Here is our July SUPER Scraplift Challenge from Chatty Scrappers! This month we are lifting Angela Pieto. She can be found at her blog

Here is the layout by Angela that we are lifting!
Angela Pietro- JULY

Thursday, July 1, 2010

June SUPER Scraplift of Kelly Goree is UP!

I just updated Chatty Scrappers website with the June scraplifts that we did of a Kelly Goree layout! Here is the layout we lifted:

Kelly Goree- June

and here are the layouts by a few of our members, including myself!


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The {Stamps} of Life sponsoring Chatty Scrappers!

The {Stamps} of Life by Stephanie Barnard is sponsoring Chatty Scrappers during the month of June! We are super excited to work with these high-quality, made in the USA stamps! Tune in to Chatty Scrappers in the month of June to see what we've created with them! For now, you can visit both sites here:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

SUPER Scraplift Challenge for May! Lifting Julie Bonner...

Over at Chatty Scrappers this month, we are scraplifting talented artist Julie Bonner for our SUPER Scraplift Challenge!

Here is Julie's layout that we are lifting:
Julie Bonner- May

And a link to Julie's Blog: and her 2peas gallery:

Click here for the link to the challenge!

Anyone can join in at anytime! When you are done with the lift, just PM me on Chatty Scrappers (username: ScrappyC) and I will send you my email address to send your version of the layout to! At the end of the month we will post all of the lifts at once!

Monday, April 26, 2010

National Scrapbook Day coming up!

It's that time of year again, a special day just to celebrate our favorite craft!! Come over to Chatty Scrappers for our challenge/tutorial filled crop from April 30- May 3rd!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring is Here?

I know I say this everytime, but TIME FLIES!! Lots of things have been changing around here. Sold a vehicle, bought a vehicle...bought a camper?? LOL! Looking forward to some camping this summer!! Thinking about returning to college also. FIL was diagnosed with lung cancer, has had part of his lung removed and is recovering. Mom was here for a visit, it was good.
I am realllllly looking forward to my brother's move, which will be much closer to us. For the first time, in a long time, he will be a 4 hour drive away, instead of a 3 day drive. The time is closing in, his departure will happen the 2nd week of April, but I'm not sure when I'll see him...but hopefully not too far after his arrival to Kentucky! I did just see him in January...but I am selfish when it comes to my "little" brother.