Sunday, December 22, 2013


Kaitlynn looks so cute as a blond!!

Maddie and Banana are very close.

Poor Banaba fell asleep while shopping with me at Office Depot.

She is much more awake in this picture!! Lol!

A ballet recital and a few hours of fear

My granddaughters had their ballet recital yesterday.  Maddie was just amazing and Kaitlyn, as always, was fabulous. I have to admit, that it was Maddie that stole the show with her hip-hop.  That little girl is going to be trouble!

It was both my birthday and my daughters birthday yesterday. The mothers did a dance to Rock Around the Clock and it was great to see Kristina have some fun.

Her whole life revolves around her daughters and sometimes I wish she would take some time for herself.

This morning at 9:30 in the morning Milie got out of the backyard. We spent hours looking for her and couldn't find her.  My neighbors were out on their bikes, walking, and in their cars looking for her.  It made me realize what a wonderful neighborhood I live in.  

At 1 o'clock, while I was outside speaking to one of my neighbors, Millie just walks up the street!  I did not even see where she came from!!  I am so happy!  I really love this little dog.

As you can see, I had been crying like a baby!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Got my family year book done just 10 minutes ago!! Thank God for rush delivery!!!

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I make these books every year for my family; my brothers, my niece and nephew and my daughter. Everyone really looks forward to this book every year and that makes me feel great! It could have come out a lot better but I didn't start it until last night and today at 5 was the deadline to get it delivered before Christmas!!! (Not that I waited for the last moment or anything). So I had to rush through it and I am sure I left out tons of stuff. I am totally addicted to Project Life so used that project life format for this journal.

Oh well, next year I will do it monthly so that all I have to do it hit an ORDER button at the end of the year.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


As you guys know, I host an art retreat in Key Largo every year called Keys 4 Art. March will be our fifth retreat and it only gets better and better. This year we have the uber-fabulous DJ Pettit teaching and I can't tell you how excited we all are!!!

Stop by our blog and check it out!

Check out this year's logo created by the fabulous TERI FLEMAL!!!


Beatriz Guzman is probably the most gifted scrapbooker I have ever met. She has a wonderful blog, AMAZING GRACE, in which she sells her amazing layouts. She has new layouts EVERY DAY. I can not even imagine that kind of fabulous talent. I love all here layouts but today's layout was just wonderful and I wanted to share it with you:

She used the gorgeous stamps by Julie Nutting for her layout. This would make Julie proud!!!

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Check out her new memory keeper Christmas Stocking!!! Tutorials go on sale on her site this weekend!