Saturday, June 30, 2007

Chat with Layle Koncar!

Creating Pages is, as we speak, hosting a chat with Layle from Scenic Route. If you'd like to come by and say hi, go to, click on message boards, and then click on chatroom at the top of the page. Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday night...

And of course I'm at home, at the computer. What else would I be doing?

Actually, I've been scrapping, using my July kit from the Nook, realizing how many non-summery things I can do with non-summery papers. Because I'm not sure what happened last year, but I have NO summery summer pictures. Some random, quick-get-the-camera, dark background, slightly blurry ones though. But those weren't doing it for me.

So I did these instead:
Tomorrow is the last day of soccer...and I've been going back and forth on whether to do T-ball....but I'm leaning toward it now. The program is great and Elijah talks incessantly about wanting to play baseball, but practices and games are on Saturdays. So we can pretty much say goodbye to weekend trips, unless I can talk Dan into taking a day or two off during the week, which probably wouldn't be all that hard.

I'm getting tired now...and I need to be fresh for my chat with Layle K. (I don't want to butcher her last name) from Scenic Route at Creating Pages in the if you happen to be up at 8am PST tomorrow, come and join us!

For now, good night.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Chat with Dena Coe!

If you're a reader of my blog (which would be next to impossible, since I don't actually update it) you know that I recently began designing kits for Creating Pages. It is really fun work, and my first kits will be available on July 1st! I just got them in the mail a few days ago and have been beside myself, making some of my favorite pages ever and getting to see what the other DT members are doing with the stuff I picked is SO fun!

Anyway, to promote the kits, we're having Dena Coe, Fancy Pants DT member, come and chat with us at CP today! I met Dena at a 2Peas dinner a little over a year ago, and she is an absolute sweetie pie and a fabulous designer! Here is one of her layouts we'll be sharing today:Isn't that absolutely adorable and summery?

Anyway, stop by CP at 12 noon PST today for a fun time! :)

Long time no blog....

In case you hadn't noticed, I've been in somewhat of a non-blogging phase of late. Debated whether to stay with it or not....but it is nice to have my own little spot.

What's been up with us? A few things...

  • I finally got a copy of The Well-Trained Mind from the library, and finally feel like I have the direction with homeschooling that I've been seeking. The WTM philosophy and methods are structured but flexible, academically rigorous, and the book really spells out why Classical Education is important and how to carry it out. Anyway, it definitely helps me to have somewhat of a game plan for the next 15ish years. :) We have all our books, Shiloh spends hours poring over the animal encyclopedia which is to be her science text for most of next year, and Elijah and I are working through his phonics primer--with any luck he'll be reading soon!
  • I seem to be at a good place with balancing my jobs as wife, mom, homeschooler and scrapbook designer. I actually made this color-coded schedule that plans out how to get it all done in the 50 hours a week that Dan is away. Not that things are easy, or even that I stick to this elaborate schedule all that well, but I'm feeling better about the time when Dan is at home--I'm not expecting him to be on kid duty and I'm more willing to set aside my stuff and watch a movie with him or spend time with him....I should even be able to start going to bed and getting up early soon.
  • We've had at least one car out of commission for over a month. One week they were both basically we're buying a van. Not the timing I'd hoped for, but I'm trusting the Lord with that. We're hoping for a 2000(ish) Toyota Sienna with relatively low miles but we'd go with a Ford Windstar if we found the right one.
  • Still designing for Ben Franklin, Creating Pages, and the Home Scrap Club.
  • I suck as a gardener this year. I never did start a veggie garden (the spot still needs to be weeded out, and I think I'll pass this year), and my flower beds are pretty sad. Especially since we got our windows put in--apparently our plants were right where the guys ladders needed to be. And I haven't put in anything new because we're hoping to do some hopefully next year.
That's us in a nutshell! Have a great day!