Saturday, January 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Jerome!

Happy 51st Birthday to my wonderful brother Jerome

Some folks know him as Hut, others may know him as Richard, and some folks even know him as
Simple Man.

To me ... he's Jerome ... my dear, sweet big brother ... Jerome.

Not only is he a wonderful brother ... he's a great son, husband, uncle, grandpop and friend as well.

I'm lucky to call you my brother ...

I love you Jerome.

Happy Birthday!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Sick Baby Boy.

Yesterday was another no school day due to the weather. I guess it was actually considered a "Snow Day" even though the snow has almost gone and the reason for the no school was actually due to ice.

Griffin wouldn't have gone anyway because my sweet baby was sick. He woke up coughing and feverish. He pretty much spent the entire day on the couch like this ...

He had his pillow, his Daddy's blanket, his drink and whatever he wanted to watch on tv. He took a little bit of a nap in the afternoon ... when he woke up his temperature was hovering near 103 degrees. I gave him a dose of Tylenol and that seemed to help pretty quickly.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed he wakes up this morning feeling much, much better!

Happy 16th Birthday Harley!

Happy 16th Birthday to my niece Harley!

You are beautiful at sweet 16.

I Love You,
Aunt Missy

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chawquit Cupcakes.

Yesterday at Mommy & Me it was "Decorate A Cupcake Day" ...

Of course Griffin was all over that ... he loves "chaw-quit" and was so excited to decorate (and eat!) his creative chocolately confection

Seriously ... is there anything more fun than decorating cupcakes?

The project yesterday was a cupcake turkey ... he was so proud of his completed cupcake

And the best part? He got to eat it!!!

We enjoy going to the Mommy & Me gym ... Wednesdays have always been fun ... but with the addition of the edible projects, he enjoys it even more!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Home Bound.

The past couple of days we have been home bound due to bad weather.

Yesterday Griffin was supposed to go to pre-school, however it snowed and the schools were closed.

Every Tuesday and Thursday I look forward to "my" 3 hours ... well, I missed out on that yesterday ... but you know what?

It was okay because I got to spend even more time with this silly little guy.

I took this picture of Griffin last night as he and Mike were having a serious tickle session. See that cut between his eyes? That happened when he pulled the cheese drawer out of the refrigerator too fast and it clocked him between the eyes.

We are getting out of the house today ... it's Mommy & Me at the gym and we are going to spend some time with friends. Hopefully Griffin will run, run and run some more and take a nap this afternoon. I haven't had a chance to create anything in a few days. So, if he naps I'll try to get some creative time in.

Stay warm ...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Great Minds Think Alike.

My very sweet & talented friend Cecile and I have been working together to create a group that will promote our paper piecings on Ebay.

She came up with the darling idea of calling our group "Great Minds Think Alike" ... and I just love that idea!

So ... we've created our banner and created our blog.

Now ... we just have to get our name out there and see what comes of it!

We are in the baby steps of creating our GMTA blog ... but if you are interested in checking it out ... then you can
Click Here to do so!

What do you think?

Monday, January 26, 2009

Change Is Good.

This ugly white ceiling fan was in our house when we bought it ... in the kitchen of all places!

After five and a half years, we decided it was time for a change ...

Voila ... this amazing new light that puts out ALOT of light!!

I am sooooooooo loving this light ... I would best when the light is bright.

Thank you honey for doing this!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


Have you ever had one of those days where the stars align and it's just the perfect day?

That was yesterday for us ...

We went to the Children's Museum of Richmond for a fun filled day of discovering and play. Griffin was on his absolute BEST behavior, such a good boy ... not once did I have to correct him. (sigh!)

Griffin's favorite area in the entire museum is the huge water table. The museum was absolutely packed yesterday with school field trips ... see all those kids around him?

I think this picture captures the essence of the day ... joyful ... happy ... fun!

He played the drums outside ...

Here he's taking a ride in the back of the "ambulance" ... doesn't he look so grown up? Hard to believe he'll be four in only 2 weeks!

Then it was time to create a painted masterpiece ... he loves to paint!

And finally it was back outside. Even though it was a bit warmer, the "Snow Queen" made snow for the kids to play in. It's melting away here ... but it's still "snow".

We had a great day ... since we have an annual pass we will definately be going back very soon.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Relaunching My Ebay Store.

The past several weeks I've received quite a few emails asking about certain paper piecings I've had available in the past ...

After giving it some thought ...

I've decided to relaunch
My Ebay Store and offer some of my most popular customized paper piecings.

If you are a customer and would like to see any particular paper piecings available in
My Ebay Store please email me at with your request. I will see what I can do about getting them added.

Unfortunately, due to time constraints I am unable to offer my Tear Bears in the "Buy It Now" section ... but I will most definately offer my customizable kids for direct purchase.

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sam Turns 5!

Griffin had a great time helping Sam celebrate his 5th birthday yesterday!

Here's the cute 5-year-old birthday boy ... Sam!

Griffin *loved* the pizza so much he ate two pieces ... a first for him! Plus he enjoyed the awesome dinosaur brownies and ice cream!

The birthday boy with his Daddy ...

Happy Birthday Sam!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Friends Award.

I was recently named a recipient of the most delightful Friends Award from my wonderful friend Andi.

Below is an excerpt from Andi's blog that describes the traits of a blog friend.

These blogs are exceedingly charming.
These kind bloggers aim to be friends.
They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.

Our hope is that when the ribbon's of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. So do pass the award along and stop by and introduce yourself to some new friends along the way. Please give more attention to these kind writers as kindness is so important.

When you pass the award along please include these guidelines.

I am to choose eight friends to share this with. Some of you may have already received this award from another blogger and if so, please accept it from me as well.

I send this award to Bonnie, Cecile, Jen, Judi, Wendy M, Gary, Susie Q, and Sue. There are many more I could name but I feel certain that it will be passed along to them by the ones I've named here.

Hugs to you all my friends!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

History Will Be Made Today.

Today a newly elected President will take the oath of office at 12:00 noon.

Barack Obama will make history when he is sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America.

I hope for the change he has promised.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ice Ice Baby.

Griffin's little pool got a bit wayward recently when the winds picked up and carried it to the backyard. The rained collected inside and then it froze thanks to the cold weather we've had recently.

Who knew adding a little bit of water and some frigid temperatures could result in such fun???

Here we find Griffin dipping his toe in to find out what the ice was all about

He quickly realized this was going to be alot of F-U-N!

He had the BEST time playing in his little icy pool

Stomp ... Crack ... Stomp Stomp ... Crack!

Here's my sweet husband, Mike ... working on the deck ... it's really coming along ... can't wait until spring to have our first BBQ back there!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I have nothing to blog about today ... but ...

I was searching The Cutest Blog On The Block's website and came across this darling new background ...

I'm thinking I need to create a new banner to match it ... this background is just so ME!

Happy Sunday Ya'll ...

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Happy Saturday.

I didn't think I would have a chance to blog today ... however ... we finished our errands and chores and I have a little bit of "me" time on my hands.

We woke up to -2 degree weather ... that is NEGATIVE TWO degrees people! It is warming up a little bit, I think it's 24 as I am typing.

Griffin took a little nap yesterday, so I took some time and created a few new Tear Bear Paper Piecings ... and there they are ... as always if you are interested, you can click
HERE to find them in my eBay store.

Happy Saturday ...

Friday, January 16, 2009

Artic Blast.

We are going to experience some very cold weather over the next couple of days ... an arctic blast of cold weather, they say.

It is 8 degrees here this morning!!!

I'm not a fan of cold weather ... at all. I guess growing up in Florida, I still have that southern blood in me that prefers the warmer climate.

I plan to stay home if possible, bundle up, make some pasta fajoli soup in the crockpot and keep the fireplace roaring to stay warm.

What about you?

What do you do when the temperatures outside read in the teens or below?

If interested in the pasta fajoli soup, you can find the recipe by clicking HERE.

Hey ... take a look at what I recently added to my eBay store ... click
HERE for more information!

Stay warm ...