Saturday, December 13, 2008

Seriously So Wanting This Sweatshirt!!

Plz check out this blog and this awesome giveaway!! I totally want to win!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Cutest Bib EVER!! and a new Template! and IDOL Worship!!

Ok, first I have to tell you about these adorable bibs, although they are really more like aprons. My cousin Britney makes them and I love the one I have!! My little guy is so messy and it's wonderful to have a bib that actually covers him and that he can't just pull off. Whenever he wears it, everyone Oohs and Aahs over it.

*Here is her ad and the latest fabric swatches. If you don't order at least one, you are totally missing out.

Also, I have put together a new template for you, enjoy:

Download Annie Banannie's Template 7 Here

As far as Idol Predictions go, I am predicting the bottom 2 to be:
Jason or David A.
I am hoping that Jason goes home, but I am petrified that it will be Brooke!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Let's Be Random Some More: Book Reviews

I have been feeling pretty crumby lately and have been hitting the books while I lounge around. Here is what I have been perusing. (One thing you probably don't know about me... I read mostly adolescent lit. I took an independent study class on it a few years back and got hooked. I haven't gotten sick of it yet. If you have any recommendations for me, I would love to hear them!)

Everything on a Waffle: Loved it!! It takes place in the Pacific Northwest, a locale near and dear to my heart. The characters are charming, the story interesting. It's believable enough to be fun and also ridiculous enough to be fun. Two enthusiastic thumbs up.

It's Like This, Cat: Also really good. It reminds me of Catcher in the Rye, although I am not EXACTLY sure why. Anyway, it's like Catcher in the Rye, for 11 or 12 year olds. A great story, told well.

The Automatic Millionaire:This book I read at the request of my mother. She has been singing the praises of David Bach's books for a month now and apparently it has changed her life. I am not extremely savvy with money, but luckily I married someone who is. This book seems to be a common sense way to get rich, by automating your savings other strategies. What I really loved was that his last chapter emphasizes tithe-paying, which I am totally a believer in. It's a great way to bless your life and others. I have also checked out his Smart Women Finish Rich but haven't gotten to it yet.

Prophecy Rock: This is a mystery and only an "ok" one. What I loved were the interesting facts and stories about the Hopi people. The characters weren't extremely developed and the surprise ending didn't quite make sense.

Let's Be Random: A Product Review for Ped Egg

My sweet hubby bought me a "Ped Egg" last weekend and gave me a wonderful pedicure. It is the only thing that has come close to sloughing off all the yucky callouses and peely parts on my feet like a professional pedicure. And it was so easy. And pretty fun.(And no, I am not getting any money from these people, I just saw their info-mercial and was curious).

We got it at Walgreens and as a person with chronically gross feet, I am loving my new soft peds. One warning: I think I may have to not slough as much next time, because when I went to the gym this week I really felt like I was about to get a blister. Those callouses must have been actually doing something. Huh? Who would have thunk?

I give this product an A.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

American Idol Predictions

Bottom Three:

Kristy Lee

Ramiele (Going home)

Jason Castro (or Maybe Brooke :( )

Don't Forget that I still have two recent templates available:


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Freebie Template #6

Ok, I have a question for everyone. I totally want to try and call in to American Idol next Wednesday when you get to ask the judges or a contestant a question. I want to either ask David A. or Brooke a question, because they are my absolute Fav-Os. BUT, I want to know what you think I should ask!!

What should I ask Brooke or David A. on American Idol if I get the chance??!!

Download Here

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Who's Going Home Tonight?

Quick, before the show...

Bottom three predictions are Syesha, Ramiele and Chikezie with Chikezie going home.

I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed the program last night and think they all performed well. I especially loved that Jason C. and Brooke performed Sting songs!!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Freebie Template # 5 (for everyone, but especially for David Archuleta and Brooke White fans!)

So, I was part right and part wrong on my Idol predictions last week. I wasn't surprised that Amanda went home, only surprised that Kristy didn't. I am still totally loving David Archuleta and Brooke White, and enjoying all of the others. Looking forward to tonight's show. Does anyone know what the theme is? I hope it's Beatles again. Just kidding! HA!

I sat down this morning and worked on this little project for you (and for me, LOL) and here it is to share!Enjoy!

Download Annie Banannie's Template #5 HERE

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Quick Picks

My Idol Picks for the bottom three are:

Chikezie or Amanda
Kristy Lee (Going Home)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

David Archuleta - "Clumsy"

Ok, this is a little bit wacky, but I was impressed with the effort it must have been to put this together!

Go David and Brooke!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Rome!? What City Do You Belong In?

You Belong in Rome

You're a big city soul with a small town heart

Which is why you're attracted to the romance of Rome

Strolling down picture perfect streets, cappuccino in hand

And gorgeous Italian people - could life get any better?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Rectangle Heart Template Freebie

I don't know how many people do rectangle scrapbook pages, I see the templates out there every once in a while. I made this up for a little project I was working on. It is actually 8 by 10.5. You can guess that it was a Valentines Project!! Thought that since I had it, I'd offer it up for anybody who can use it.



Download Link

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ok, Idol Predictions, Real Fast!!

Who will go home?
Probably Syesha.

Who should go home?
Kristy Lee or David Hernandez

Who am I totally loving?
Brooke, David Cook, Carly, Chikezie and Ramiele (She was SOOO not boring, Simon!)

Who do I still love even though he messed up the words royally?
Of course, it's our home town hero, David Archuleta!!

Don't forget you can go to my friend OWL-HAT's blog and download a printable David Archuleta rearview window hanger off of 4shared. I love mine!

Monday, March 10, 2008

So, Am I Good or What?

3 out of 4 is pretty good. Of course, I was sad to see Danny Noriega go. Did you hear that Rosie Odonell offered him a free cruise? Really! Anyway, he was so fun to watch, and I could tell that Simon thought he was a hoot, even if he didn't like the song/singing.

I am excited for Idol this week (like every week) and would love to see Brooke and David Archuleta in the finals!!

I haven't been doing much scrapping lately, but will get to it soon. I had the most FABULOUS trip to Moab and Colorado last weekend and need to get scrappin'.

*On a sidenote, I just checked my 4shared and noticed that Super Duper Grandparent Wordart has passed 1000 downloads. AWESOME!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

My American Idol Predictions

I loved the shows this week. Not only am I an eighties music fanatic, but it's getting down to where there are only great singers AND great perfomers left and it's thrilling.

That said, I think that Luke Menard (too boring) and David Hernandez (good, but not as good as the others) will go home for the boys. For the girls, Kady Malloy (also boring) and Asiah Epperson (good, but not as good as the others) will go home this week.

We'll see how good my predictions are this week, I have been half right both week so far.

*I am still totally rooting for our hometown hero, David Archuleta, to go all of the way. Also, totally loving most of the girls, especially Brooke White. Danny Noriega has totally grown on me, and I hope we get to see him for at least another week or two.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Did you get your David Archuleta freebie yet?

Over at Owl-Hat you can download your very own David Archuleta rearview mirror hanger! I have mine and I hope you have yours, too.

Now, does anybody have Paula Abdul's email address so I can tell her about it?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Orzo with caramelized onions and steamed cabbage
Tuesday: Turkey sandwiches in whole wheat pitas
Wednesday: Steak, potatoes and salad
Thursday: Turkey sandwiches in pitas, or veggie pita pizza and steamed spinach or cabbage
Friday: Cheese Blintzes, Fruit, Juice
Saturday: Leftovers or spaghettios
Sunday: Veggie omelet

Check out The Organizing Junky, home of Menu Plan Monday.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

American Idol Predictions

Ok, just in time, I have my picks of who will be eliminated tonight.

Boys:Garret and Chikezie

Girls:Amy and Kady

Friday, February 15, 2008

Serenity Now Wordart and Idol Talk

Are you having a "serenity now" day? Well, this is for you!

And in other news, are you watching American Idol this season? Of course you are, who isn't?!!

Just a few thoughts, I have been hearing lots of talk about how some of the contestants are already "in the business" ie. Carly had a record deal, the guy who opened for Britney Spears, and the kid who was on Jenny Jones performing (I love him, by the way - Go Utah!). My thoughts on this: If they were really "in the business" they wouldn't need a reality show to make them big. We would have heard of them before now, and they would be too busy with their successful careers to take months out of their life to be on a show that does not guarantee major success, even for the winners.

Secondly, about Josiah Leming, he was not robbed. I have read all over the internet about how awesome he is. This is a television show and even though they call this a "singing competition" it is so much more than that, specifically, it is a television show. They look at singing, looks, personality, stage presence, originality and this season, obviously, personal stories of struggle and triumph. They worked the whole homeless Josiah thing and then when they were done with it, they let him go. Fine. He was good, but there were LOTS of good singers, he was interesting, but they let other interesting singers go. He was a major crybaby and had a faux british accent, ok, so that is where he is an ORIGINAL - Good riddance.

That's my first blog rant - HA! ok, now to the freebie:

Download Serenity Now Wordart Here

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Other freebies still available...

I thought that I would mention all of the freebies that I have thus far offered right here. I know lots of designers only have things up for a while and I am still mulling over whether I will keep things up indefinitely or pull them after a while. What I still have for you are:




The sweet comments left on the blog and on 4shared really make my day. Thank you so much for each and every one!!

Also, what are your opinions about how long to keep freebies available?

Orange Spoon Freebie

I was playing around, trying to make scrapbook elements from household items. I thought this one turned out especially cute and practical. Enjoy!

Download the orange spoon freebie here

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Freebie Template #3

Where did template 2 go? It needs some more work! So let's jump ahead to template three. I like templates that allow for lots of photos, but also some journaling, so that's what this is!
Remember, I would love to showcase any layouts that use my wordart or templates.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer Contest

A Cowboy’s Wife is having a contest on her food blog! You can win a Hamilton Beach® Stand Mixer and she’ll ship anywhere so everyone is eligible!

Enter to win at MyWoodenSpoonDOTcom

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Is it Valentine's Day? Freebie Love Stickers

I was inspired by a trip to the art museum to make these. There is a black, and two slightly different reds! Enjoy and Happy Valentine's Day!


Download Link

Monday, January 28, 2008

I'm a Paula Abdul ( Not too surprised! LOL)

Textured Papers Freebie

(Update) Question/Quandary: I just checked 4shared and I have 6 sweet comments and only 2 downloads. That sounds funny to me! Are you having trouble with it? If so, let me know so I can monkey with it.
This paper pack has a snowy red rock, a peeling stucko, a brick, an asphalt, and three different stuckos. My favorite is the asphalt. :) I think that it would be fun to try the asphalt recolored in a layout, that is what I am going to do today!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My First Freebie Template!

This template represents most of the layouts that I did when I was paper scrapping. It's pretty simple, but it's what I know! LOL

If you can use it, enjoy!

Download Template 1 Here

Friday, January 25, 2008

1983? What year do you belong in?

You Belong in 1983

Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

"Bananas" Quick Pages

One says, "Bananas for Bananas" and the other reads, "Gone Bananas". This is for all your banana eaters and those who are just APE! LOL Enjoy!

*Also, I have been LOVING all the sweet comments on 4shared! If you have a blog or website, I would love it if you left the comment in the blog comments so I can drop by your site and say, "HI!"



Download the Bananas Quick Pages Here

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

My Space: CD

Why the heck is there a CD in my kitchen garbage? Careful observation will reveal the words "Halloween 2007" and "Trouble" on it. Meaning? That a whole CD of Halloween pictures is Kapoot! Stink on the world!!!

Play along with Her Space - My Space!

Menu Plan Monday

HMMM... What should we eat? Since I am so cozy and snuggled up at home, tonight has to be something on hand. How about frozen pizza? Sounds good to me! LOL.

Monday: Frozen Pizza and Ice Cream
Tuesday: Eggs and Hash browns
Wednesday: Tofu Stir-Fry
Thursday: Reuben Sandwiches and Steamed Carrots
Friday: BLTs
Saturday: BLTs or pester my husband into going out to dinner (Wink!)
Sunday: Roast (in the crock pot)

Bon Appetit!

Check out all the other tasty menus at the Organizing Junky!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Super Duper Grandparents Freebie Wordart

We were extremely blessed to be visited by both sets of grandparents during Christmas and after the new year. Between all the cameras and cute photo ops we have A LOT of adorable grandparent photos. I made these up and plan to use them this week and bundled them up to share with you!! (In fact, there are some extras in the zipped file that aren't on the preview!!)
I haven't heard much feedback on my freebies yet... are you liking them? Have you used them?? I would love to showcase anyone's layouts that have used them. Just drop me a line!

Also, did you know I have a City Daily Photo Blog? I DO! You can also find links to the many other City Daily Photo Blogs around the world from my blog, the American Fork Daily Photo. Check them out, they are fabulous!

Here is the preview of my Super Duper Grandparent Wordart:

Download The Super Duper Grandparents Freebie Wordart Here



Many Thanks!

I want to shout a huge THANK YOU to my friend Kristine, who introduced me to digital scrapbooking early last year.

Now, a year later, I have a box of dusty paper scrapping stuff getting wrinkly in the back of my closet, an external harddrive and a huge scrapbook of the CUTEST PAGES EVER!!!