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Hello! Welcome to my blog! I'm Jennifer, but most people call me Jenny. I'm a small town Texas girl, born again Christian, mommy to 2 beautiful boys, wife to my high school sweetheart, scrapbook supply junkie, and occasional paper sniffer. :) Here you will find bits and pieces of my scrapbooking projects, daily thoughts, and just general randomness. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Just Scrapped 17 photos!!!

Good morning, everyone!

I'm awfully chipper for a Monday morning.  Wanna know why?  NO SCHOOL TODAY!! Woohoo!  Our school is having a "Bad Weather Day," and since we never had to use one of our allotted weather days this winter, we get today off.  We slept in until 8:00 a.m. (I remember when that used to seem so early to me), and now the boys are up watching MLB Network (ugh) and having a bowl of cereal while I work on laundry and catch up on the computer.

I haven't done much scrapping lately, but I did manage to get these 2 pages done from our mini vacation through a drive-through wildlife park a couple of years ago. I used scraps and leftovers of kits with some divided page protectors and got these done in no time!

The best part? That's a total of 17 photos scrapped and documented!!!! I love using divided page protectors to get a lot of photos scrapped in a nice, uncluttered way.  Pages go together so quickly using this technique.  It's a great way to use up leftover scraps and kits too!

I really love the "Project Life" type of scrapbooking, but I'm not one to document every single day or every single week.  My pictures would be pretty boring and monotonous if I did that.  Instead, I use divided page protectors and "Project Life" types of pages for those occasions where I have way too many photos to scrap on one page.  I just add the divided page protectors in with my regular 12x12" pages...so my albums are a good mix of regular pages and divided pages.  Works great!

Have a great Monday, everyone...I'm going to enjoy the day off with my kiddos, followed by my oldest son's baseball game tonight. :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Well, today was my 33rd birthday.  I remember when 30 seemed SO OLD...and here I am 33 already.  Wow...time flies.

I had a pretty wonderful day!  It started off with a phone call from my mom, who sang the whole version of "Happy Birthday" to me over the phone...that's kind of a tradition here.  Started my day off with a smile. :)

Hubby surprised me by showing back up at home after he dropped the boys off at school with breakfast, a beautiful card, and a present he had bought me.  He bought me a Project Life kit from HSN when I was watching it a couple of weeks ago when Lisa Bearnson was on there selling PL kits by Becky Higgins.  I had hinted that I really wanted a certain PL kit, and thankfully he took the hint and ordered it for me.  I love it and can't wait to use it! I love that I have a hubby who understands and pays for supports my scrapping addiction.

After I showered and got ready for the day, my sister and mom took me out to lunch (and hubby joined us too).  This afternoon, the hubs took me out to eat Mexican food for supper while my sister watched our youngest son and the other one went to baseball practice.  When we returned to her house to pick up my son, my parents and in-laws were there with birthday cake for me!  What a great surprise!:)

We ate cake and ice cream and had a nice visit.  Then, it was time to come home and get the boys in bed. It's been a great day, and I'm so thankful for the 33 years God has has given me so far.  I had so many friends and family members wish me a happy birthday on Facebook and message boards.  You are all such a blessing to me! Thank you for being in my life.

Friday, April 5, 2013

April So Far - Some Good, Some Bad

Hey everyone!
Well, my lack of blogging has proven that March -- although not nearly as stressful as February, THANK GOD -- was a very busy month!  I hope to blog more in April, but who knows.  Life seems to be getting in the way of blogging time, but hey....life is more important than blogging anyway, right?

I want to thank you all who commented on my last blog post.  Yes, February was a very challenging month for us, but hearing your well wishes and encouragement was really nice.  So thank you for taking the time to read and comment. That means a lot to me.

Well, here we are in April already...can you believe how fast this year is going by?! Seriously.

So far, April has brought us a LOVELY Easter Sunday with friends and family, some much needed rain for our drought-stricken state, the start of baseball season (our favorite!), and oh yeah....the nasty, dreaded stomach virus!  That's right.  My little guy was hit with a very mild case of it on Easter morning (but was fine after taking some Pepto).  I was hit with it on this past Tuesday. Not so mild case for me.  More like stayed-in-bed-all-day, only-getting-up-to-hug-the-toilet, and losing-4-pounds case for mama.  Not fun.  Then, my oldest son started throwing up on this past Wednesday morning.  Right on the day he was supposed to take our state's standardized testing for 4th grade.  Luckily, he only had a very mild case of it and was able to make up that part of the test yesterday.

We're all on the mend, now...and praying hubby doesn't come down with anything. I've been washing and Lysol-ing everything I possibly can.

Even though Evan was still recovering from this tummy bug yesterday, he started baseball season off with pitching for his team last night for most of the game.  He did an AMAZING job, especially for not feeling 100% better yet.  They ended up winning 3-2!  Close game, but they fought back and took the lead.  Very proud of my boy.  And...can we just stop for a minute and see how incredibly grown up he is looking?!

Seriously.  He's looking like a teenager lately (and acting a bit like one too), and I'm just not sure I'm ready for that!  Lord, help me.

Okay, so moving on....I've got a fabulous monthly kit to show you from The Scrap Room! Here's what you'll get in this month's kit:

Just look at all that yummy stuff (and...a packet of flavored coffee with every kit...holla!).  Here are my projects using the April 2013 kit:

I totally loved this month's kit! If you're looking to join a monthly scrapbooking/papercrafting kit club, TSR is the way to go!  I've said it before, and I'll keep saying it...Tammy's kits are the best.

Thanks for taking a look!  Hope your month is going well so far. :)