Moving to MA

Moving again! We are headed to Massachusetts. Here are some of the photos of us getting the house ready to rent, the moving process, and my trip with the cats to VA.



So do any of my friends hang out over at www.scrapbook.com?  I am trying to find a new place to hang out.


Sharing a great tip from Angie's Scrappin Spot Blog

Homemade Glimmer Mists    
water, acrylic paint.. any colour, spray bottles, these were recycled ones from some body mists I had finished, some perfect pearls.. these I won years ago and never used them until now.. and that is it..

I first poured some paint in the containers.. you will need to add more just in case you want a stronger colour in the end.

Then I put in a couple of scoops of perfect pearls.. I used a light green and a pink.

then add your water.. not to the top , just in case you want to add more paint.. and then place the top on and shake .. shake .. shake.. until the paint is fully mixed into the water.. then you are ready to spray.. test it out on scraps of white paper to see if you want a deeper colour.. then just add more paint.

these are the colours I made and it only took me 5 minutes.. amazing.. now I need some more misting bottles cause I want every colour.. hehe..

Here are the sprays of glimmering mists.. beautiful and they shimmer too.. love that.. so go and save your money and make your own.. from the frugal scrapper.. hehe
have to save my money so I can buy all the Unity and Ippitystamps right!!

Now if you go and check out all the participants in todaysFWF.. is it all on the Unity Blog!!   
Angie Blom


New Scrappy Challenge Blog!


Lollipop Candy?!?!

What's this you ask?!?! Well, to celebrate our new blog, we want to share some yummy sweetness with everyone! Of course we all would love to win and indulge in some sugary sweets right?!
Here's how you could be entered to win this yummy prize!
1. Become a follower of this blog (if you're not a follower already)
2. Post about Lollipop Crafts/Candy giveaway on YOUR blog with a link back here, to let your friends know that we're new in town and getting ready to sweeten up the day!
3. Optional: Mention our DT call on your blog if you'd like or you can just direct them here
4. Leave a comment on this post
5. This candy is open until August 1st 10pm PST and the winner will be revealed on our debut challenge post on August 2nd
Come on!! We know you want to play along for a yummy treat!!!

SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010

Design Team Call!!

7/14/10 - ETA: We just realized we didn't give eveyone enough time to apply! We lost track of days! LOL The correct deadline to apply isJULY 27, 2010!
Hello Friends!!! Hope the day is going by as SWEET as can be!! This new blog is inspired by two friends who have a passion for all things crafty.... To keep ourselves on our toes with crafts, we decided to put together our own little blog to have challenges and inspire you with the essentials of crafting. Our intention is to provide you with fun challenges every Monday and keep you entertained with daily informative, inspirational posts. Can it get any SWEETER than this??!!
Now, we are not complete until we have a team of ready to craft Design Team members. So yes, before we launch our debut on August 2nd, we are looking for four Lollipop Girls!
DT Requirements:
1. Must be able to participate in the challenges.
2. Commit to posting at least once a week. DT will be on a rotating weekly schedule. More details will follow if you are chosen for the team.
3. Commit to at least a 6 month term. There may be a chance you are asked if you would like to stay on longer.
What you get from us:
At this time, there are no PERKS for joining the team. This blog was created to keep us in the mood of crafting and share ideas as a group. We may look for sponsors once everything is settled, but for now, we are in it for FUN!
This call is open until July 20th at 10 pm PST. Please email lollipopcrafts@gmail.comwith your blog address and tell us what strengths you are able to provide to the blog and fellow team members.
The official roster of DT members will be contacted and announced on the blog on August 1st!


Migrating North

At some point in May Tony was offered a job with a company called Nypro located in Clinton, MA.  He was due to start on June 1st so we decided to take a trip to Hershey Park, PA.  Actually the trip had been scheduled to go to PA and NJ for a few months but his reunion in PA had been cancelled.  Since we had already booked hotel rooms and couldn't get our $$ back we made it a mini vacation.  So we skipped the last day of school and headed north with Dad's car packed with all his stuff and me and the kids in the van following him.  The plan was to get to Hershey and then split up after the trip.  He headed north and I headed south to my mom's to drop off the boys so I could go back to TN and get the house packed up for the move.

Here are a few photos of the Hershey trip.  I think the real ones are on my laptop (in Massachusetts) and I forgot to upload them to Flickr.
We wound up meeting two old friends from my high school (Katie and Christine Wiemer) while we were there.  They had seen my post on facebook that we were headed there and they happened to be camping there that weekend.  It was fun for the boys since some of the kids were close to their age.  Alex met a new friend named Alex...LOL  and Jeff met twins, Tommy and Jimmy.

Alex's new friend Alex!


My Review of Speedo Boys Swim Vest

Originally submitted at The Sports Authority

Teach the little ones to swim with the Speedo® boys' swim vest. A superb educational tool, it is a great way to build confidence in the water. The form-fitting design promotes greater mobility, and it is made from soft and durable neoprene. A front zipper allows easy on and off, and UV 50+...

Makes me swim faster mom!

By Jan & Co from Keysville, VA on 7/1/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Functional, Quick Drying, Lightweight

Best Uses: Swimming

Describe Yourself: Beginner

My 4 yr old loves this vest. It works great.