Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Frog'n complete!

This is my completed "Frog'n" Layout!

Hopefully I have found my scrapbooking inspiration and it will just be uphill from here!  I have so many pictures that need to be scrapbooked. I don't scrapbook them all though and I don't leave them in boxes either. Close to my heart has album pages that hold 6 standard photos on each side just like a photo album, I tuck these in between my layouts with the remainder of my photos and then nothing gets wasted or stuck in a box! They are one of my favorite products sold by Close to my Heart!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Frong'n (part 1)

Over the past couple of years, I, like most of the ladies I do paper craft's with, have spent most of my time focusing on cards, they are fast, they are beautiful, and addicting!  For me though my heart belongs to scrapbooking!  In 2010 I plan to focus more on my scrapbooking! Catch up on my kids books, my family books, and my Christmas book! But of course there will still be some time for a few cards here and there!

This is page one of two (two is not done yet), it is about my childrens love of catching frog's (especially my daughter) at the pond down the road!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A little break

I hope you all had a great Christmas, I know that my family did! My posts may be on and off for the next couple of weeks as I get my house back together, and I may get some time in to scrapbook!! 
See you soon!

"Loves Gift" - Christmas 1993

This is my first Christmas with my husband!
True Love is a Gift, so Don't take it for Granted!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

From Our Home to Yours,
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Another Favorite Layout - Last Winter 2008-2009

Pinky is my daughters Teddy!
She loves Teddy so much, and can not sleep with out him.  Pinky was given to her on her first Christmas by her Great Uncle Eddy!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

2008 Santa Claus Parade

My Daughters Hockey Team last year was sponcered by the local firefighters!  The Girls walked with the fire trucks and handed out Candy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

First Christmas Get together! 2009

This is our first Christmas get together of 2009!
We get together every year just before Christmas with our dear friends we do everything with, and our Children exchange their gifts for each other! 
We missed both of our company Christmas parties this year, we were at our son's hockey tournament for my party, and I cut my hand and needed stickes for my husbands party!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

We Finally Made the Gingerbread House

After going to bed last night at 5:00 for bickering and driving me to the brink, they have re-thought their behaviour and finally got to finish their gingerbread house and wrap some gifts!

Art Work

Well it is the time of the year that it is almost impossible to scrapbook, especially with one hand, LOL, but the stitches will come out just in time for Santa's Arrival! So, since your all probably sick of looking at my family pictures by now, I have uploaded some of my favorite layouts, one for each day, to carry my blog thru Christmas!  I hope you like them as much as I do. Thanks as alway for looking!  If you have a blog, leave it in the comments so I can come and visit your blog!

Christmas Cards

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Olympic Torch Visits

This is a co-worker driving his son's hockey team in the pre-torch run parade!

One of the floats in the pre-torch parade!

York Regions Finest, escorted the torch and took part in the Parade aswell!

There is one that I have a real soft spot for!  Although this is not him!
Some of you thought it was, didn't you!

Some of my family watching accross the road from my offfice, where I am standing taking the pictures, my kiddies are up the road further with daddy, and their school mates watching the parade!

Go Canada Go!

Almost a Gingerbread House

Well we almost made the gingerbread house, but they had to argue with each other, which in return aggravated me so.......needless to say it is really quiet in my house now......they both went to bed a 5:00.......and one of them only got half their dinner before I'd had enough, of the two of them.....see you tomorrow kiddies....
I hope the elves were not watching today!

Our Christmas Tree "2009"

Friday, December 18, 2009

Home Made Manderine Bath Salts

This year we made "Manderine Bath Salts"!

For most bath salts recipes you can use your choice of epsom salts or sea salt, with baking soda, if desired, or a combination of all three. A nice mixture is:

 one cup of epsom salts
 1/4 cup of sea salt
 two or three tablespoons of baking soda
essential oil
liquid food coloring

 Epsom salts and sea salt are soothing for tired muscles, while both will gently soften the water for a luxurious bath experience.  Add your choice of essential oil, but start with two or three drops and see if you like the fragrance. The same goes for the liquid food coloring; sometimes I use quite a few drops of food color to get the strong hue that I like, but so far it hasn't stained the bath tub or anyone's skin. Remember that the color and fragrance will be much diluted in the bath water. For best results I mix all the ingredients in my food processer.  Then put them in a jar of your choice!  Put 1 or 2 tablespoons in a nice warm bath, and relax!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

My Children Making Christmas Gifts for their Teachers

My children know how much it means to people, if they take the time to make home made gifts! Every year we make gifts for: Their Teachers! My Co-Workers! and Loved Ones!  They have been busy making things on their own, and we had two projects we did together!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Congratulations To Jo and Shannon! Dec 12th, 2009

Shannon is a member or our Scrapbooking club and this past Saturday, Dec 12th, she married her true love of 12 year's Jo! They had a wonderful wedding with all their family and friends!
Congratulations to you both!