Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We Have A Winner!

Bright and early this morning I put everyone's name in a drawing and the winner of he $20.00 Target Gift Card goes to ...


Mandy, please email me your mailing address and I will get your Gift Card out to you.

It warmed my heart to read your comments and it made me realize how very much you all mean to me. Many of you have shared with me that you followed my pregnancy and watched my little boy Griffin grow up. That just makes me happy. I've know many of you for SO many years ... and some of you are newer friends.

I am a lucky, lucky girl to have so many wonderful online friends.

Thank you for that.

Thank you for playing ... we'll do this again soon.

Friday, June 26, 2009

1000th Post Give-A-Way Celebration!

Today I am celebrating my 1,000th blog post with a fun give-a-way!

I have a $20.00 Target gift card to share with one lucky person!

This isn't just any 'ole gift card mind you ... it's an Owl Nighty Night Light gift card!

To be entered to win the $20.00 Target gift card all you have to do is leave a comment on THIS post.

In your comment please share with me how you found my blog.

That's it.
It's THAT easy!

I will accept comments through Monday, June 29th.

On Tuesday, June 30th we will put everyone's name in a hat that left a comment and choose ONE winner. The winner of the gift card will be announced right here on my blog.

If you would like to share this give-a-way with your blog readers please feel free to do so!!

Happy 1,000th Blog Post Day ...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Look What's New ~ Custom Teddy Bear Names!

Seems like I've been bitten by the creative bug ... and I hope it keeps biting!

Look what's new ... Custom Teddy Bear Names!

They can be found by

They are great for scrapbooking, card making, gift bags and you can even frame them!

Custom Teddy Bear Name ~ Ladybug

This is what the completed project looks like. You will receive the individual pieces you see below to make the completed project. It's easy ... all you have to do is assemble the pieces on your page as you wish and voila ... instant cuteness!

The pieces come individually so you can place them on your page as you wish

I have several to choose from ...

Custom Tear Bear Name ~ Bumble Bee

Custom Tear Bear Name ~ Pink Ladybug

Custom Tear Bear Name ~ Butterfly

Custom Tear Bear Name ~ Purple Ladybug

If interested please visit
MY EBAY STORE to find them!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's A Sweet Sweet Summer.

Griffin is attending Vacation Bible School this week at his preschool.

He enjoyed the first day very much. He came home with a big stack of art projects ... he LOVES doing art!

We were thrilled to see our friends Keisha and Darius there. We invited them over for lunch and a little playtime at our house and happily they said they would like to come.

Although in this picture you can not really tell, Griffin was playing "helicopter" with the swing.

Darius mastered the circle swing ...

And we all took a little buggy ride down to the farm.

It was a GREAT day ... we are definitely having a sweet, sweet summer.

Monday, June 22, 2009

We Have ...

Yesterday when we went outside we discovered we have hundred and hundreds of "froggy fish" ... otherwise known as tadpoles!

Take a look at this cute video to see Griffin discovering them for the first time.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

I would like to wish all of the Daddy's out there a Happy Father's Day!

This is a picture of the day Mike became a father to our sweet Griffin, February 7, 2005.

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Squash Is Prettier.

I was able to pick two squash from our little garden ... it wasn't quite enough to serve for dinner so I decided to pick two more up from the grocery store for a family sized portion of sauteed squash and onions.

When I got home and looked at the two I purchased ... I realized our two home grown squash were much prettier than the two I purchased from the store.

Maybe I'm a little biased ... what do you think?

Our home grown squash are on the left.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Griffin & The Girls.

We enjoyed a fabulous day at the pool yesterday ... the sun was shining, the birds were singing and the kids were splashing.

Griffin enjoyed playing with friends from preschool, he had a blast!

Griffin with Megan and Anna ... they played together for hours.

Here they are playing follow the leader.

After playing so hard ... it was time for a rest so they decided to sun themselves on the side of the pool.

Enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Challenge.

I have a challenge for you this morning ...

Go to your refrigerator, open the door, take a picture exactly as your refrigerator looks right now. Don't move anything around. Post your picture and share what's in there.

Here's mine ...

Top Shelf:
Two gallons of milk and two gallons of brewed iced tea

Second Shelf:
Country Crock, Griffin's juice boxes, sugar free pudding, leftover pasta shells, baked beans that I picked up from Walmart so we can BBQ later this week

Deli Drawer:
Lots of cold cuts, cheeses and alot of cheese sticks. Mike worked at a plant and they sent a whole case of cheese sticks home with him.

Third Shelf:
Grapes, leftover chicken casserole, cut up apples, leftover steamed broccoli, and leftover shrimp pasta sauce

Fourth Shelf:
Lettuce, Leftover taco fixings (we had that for dinner last night), leftover yellow rice, and our bread. I've been keeping the bread in the refrigerator lately because it tends to mold easily during the summer months.

Where I keep our onions, potatos and water bottles

Shelving to the side:
Condiments, our creams, a 3rd (yes 3rd! gallon of milk), Diet Pepsi, Diet Sierra Mist and Apple Juice that Griffin will not drink.

That's it folks ... are you up for the challenge?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


The past couple of weeks at Mommy & Me Griffin has been working on a sweet surprise for Daddy for Father's Day ...

The first week they created these cute little pictures using their fingerprints.

Yesterday they painted frames to put the little pictures in.

And on Sunday Griffin will be able to proudly share his handmade gift with Daddy.

He's so excited!

Handmade gifts are just the BEST!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Momma.

June 16, 1933 - September 7, 1976

Today is my Momma's birthday ...

It didn't dawn on me that it was her birthday until I visited my sister-in-law
Bonnie's Blog. Thanks for the reminder Bonnie!

My Momma (Syble) died far too young. She was able to celebrate 43 birthdays ... I wish she were still here today to celebrate her 76th birthday with us.

I miss her so much.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sweet Paper Flowers.

Sometimes in life God surprises us with a gift that is unexpected ...

One day last week I was sitting at my scrapbook table and a new line of paper piecings just "came" to me. I sat there and created my new Teddy Bear Scallops Paper Piecing line.

{You can see mini pictures of them just below my header above}

It was if they were meant to be!

Today I am so, so happy to be able to share with you my newest venture ... my
Sweet Paper Flowers Blog!

You can see some of my newest items including my brand new Teddy Bear Scallops and some of my most popular paper flowers!

I plan to add more to my Sweet Paper Flowers as time allows.

Today if you have a moment, won't you please stop by to see what I have available?

CLICK HERE to go there!

Happy Day ...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm A Celebrity ...

Did my blog title get your attention?

LOL ... no silly ... I'm not the celebrity ... but I am watching this show on NBC called "I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here". I can't believe I'm admitting to watching this show ... but hey, a girl has to have something to blog about right?

This is probably one of the silliest show I've ever seen. It's one of those things that SO bad I just can't turn it off.

Let's start with a list of the "celebrities":

Heidi & Spencer from The Hills

Janice Dickinson the "first supermodel"

Lou Diamond Phillips one of the only REAL celebrities in my book

John Salley former NBA star

Daniel Baldwin of the "Baldwin" acting family

Stephen Baldwin another of the "Baldwin" brother

Patti Blogojevich former first lady of Illinois, Ron's wife

Holly Montag of The Hills, Heidi's NICE sister

Sanjaya formerly on American Idol

Torrie Wilson from the WWE Wrestling (I think)

Frangela a duo stand up comedy team

The celebrities are in the Costa Rican jungle for three weeks. They have challenges such as eating bugs and looking for stars in snake/alligator/varmint infested waters. They are doing this all in the name of charity.

It's so crazy!!

It's one of those shows that I watch by myself because Mike doesn't like it.

Will anyone else admit to watching it?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Finally ... A Haircut!

Griffin has avoided getting a "real" haircut for a couple of months.

The last time we trimmed his bangs and around his ears was Easter Sunday.

He was beginning to look a little bit like Shaggy ... so Sunday night Mike whipped out the clippers to give him a trim.

Well ... we decided to go all out and give him a new, fresh summer 'do!

He has very thick, straight hair. I always like when he has longer hair ... but I tell you ... with this new haircut ... I'm thinking shorter is better!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The BEST Cake Ever!

I haven't been the best blogger lately ... seems like I've had less time to blog, visit other blogs and even leave comments. I miss it.

So, today ... I'm back to blogging. A "real" post, if you will.

Oops ... after loading all of my pictures I realized I did them small instead of large.

The other day our friends Carol, Hannah and Sam came over.

The kids decided to make a cake ... and Griffin declared it "The Best Cake EVER".

It was definitely good!

Carol and Sam ...

Hannah, Griffin and Sam mixing up the cake

It was time to ice the cake. The boys quickly tired of that and decided to clean their butter knives.

Then they had to add some sprinkles ...

A little icing on the nose ...

What's a cake without candles?

And finally ... we got to eat the BEST CAKE EVER!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Cute ... Cute ... Cuteness!

I actually do have some things to blog about ... but I wanted to share just a few more of my new Teddy Bear Scallops With Paper Flowers with you.

These can all be found at my Ebay Store and all you have to do is
CLICK HERE to go there!

I love all things Americana and the red, white and blue. This sweet American Flag Teddy Bear Scallop is my new favorite!!

It's watermelon time ya'll ... loving that the summer is here and it's time to enjoy this delectable, sweet treat!

Okay ... so most of you know fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Even though it's summer I *had* to make an Autumn Pumpkin Teddy Bear Scallop.

Please pop on over to
MY EBAY STORE to see these and many, many more cute items!!

Monday, June 08, 2009

New Missy Made It! Paper Piecings.

Good Morning ...

Look what's new at Missy Made It!

If you see something you like ... you can find them in my Ebay Store!