Tuesday, December 15, 2009

early christmas

I hope everyone has been their Christmas shopping done. And for those who are done can I hand you my list! Anyways, early this year my lss closed and I was devastated. I feel so out of the scrapbook loop. I am not a big fan of ordering online because I am a touchy feely person. I like to see what I am buying. Well I finally cracked and just had to buy me some new goodies and they came in last week! I was so excited to have new things to play with this weekend . It was like an early Christmas present just for me! Something that I got was some new paper from Studio Calico. I am not sure when they started making paper but I really like it.

Studio Calico - patterned paper and letters, Love, Elsie - stickers, Making Memories - kraft stickers, 7 gypsies - sticker. kraft cardstock

I was also able to get my hands on some new MME! I was so excited to get some of this be loved line, just something about the muted colors.

Making Memories - puffy letters, American Crafts - pearl brad, Jennie Bowlin - ticket, My Mind's Eye - patterned paper, kraft card stock
Now I am just waiting till I get more time to hide back upstairs and create more. But I guess I have to finish all the Christmas shopping first. Hope everyone has a goodnight!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

we turned in our list today

We decided to go by the mall today and give Santa our Christmas wish list.

We stood in line way too long surrounded by very impatient little children but we finally got to see St. Nick himself. I managed to sneak in a photo or two seeing that we weren't allowed to take our own, especially if you weren't buying one of their packages.

On another note is there anybody else besides me that is excited about the Texas-Alabama match up. Hook 'Em Horns!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

gobble, gobble

Hope you have a great day and lots of Turkey!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

need inspiration

I have been in a scrapping funk lately. This hobby is one of my outlets that I use to unwind but the lack of inspiration is driving me crazy. So while I was browsing my favorite scrappy blogs I came across KI's Wildcard Wednesday. They had a sketch posted and I was immediately drawn to it. So I ran to my scraproom with my recently printed photos. (Love, Elsie patterned paper, Jennie Bowlin label sticker, American Craft thickers, Making Memories glitter stickers and KI patterned paper and stickers)
It was so therapeutic getting this page done. I actually started a mini album for Preston's birthday! Well I need to finalize Thursday menu so that is all for tonight.

Friday, November 13, 2009

I made it out

Okay for those who have been playing along with the fall cleaning, remember this
the closet of endless toys. Well I finally tackled it today. Now it is all nice and clean with drastically fewer toys. I also cleaned up the fireplace. It is a catch all for things in the living room, especially..... you guessed it, toys. I am happy to show you a clean mantel and hearth. Now I did keep some of the most played with toys, because we all know that is where they will end back up anyways.

Even though I only cleaned up the small spaces I feel like I accomplished so much. I also managed to get the boys to let go of all these these toys when did we accumulate so much. Now to figure out what to do next. Master bedroom maybe, scraproom, unlikely, or the kitchen, again. I swear it is never ending -insert huge sigh here- Have a great night!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Preston!

The cleaning will have to be paused for we have a little celebrating to do!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

don't judge...

For today I came home to my dining room table looking like this

I honestly had half the mind to leave it, but seeing as I claimed I would do some cleaning this week I decided to go ahead and clean it. Now it looks like this.

All the ziploc bags, the bottle of wine, the dvd player and a bunch of other stuff have found their proper home. It seriously took all of like ten minutes. It pains me a little knowing that the kids are eating on my clean table. But what is even more amazing is the fact that the hubs has participated in the cleaning efforts. I have been nagging him for awhile and go through his clothes because our closet was slowly getting smaller. Well I finally come home and it has been done.

See those clothes on the bottom bar that is what he "took" out. Granted they are still in there but at least I can now grab them and put them inthe stuff to donate. How are everybody else's cleaning adventures going?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Let's face it

I am no Susie Homemaker and will never be. Having a clean house has just never been one of my priorities. But the in-laws are coming next week and the house should be presentable, or so I am told. So it is very fitting that Virgina, Brittany and Lisa kindly motivate me to do some fall cleaning.

Here's what I'm doing:

  • make a plan each day to be for each room or cleaning/decluttering project.
  • take before & after pics and post 'em on your blog each night, along with which room you are doing the next day.
  • come back to my blog and post your blog entry to a linky thing (this way you can check out everyone elses' progress to keep ya motivated too!)
  • join in, even if you can only do something for 15 min. (EVERYONE can spare 15 minutes of straightening, throwing out something, cleaning up something, etc. and you'll feel so much better for it!)
  • keep in mind- this is not a competition. this is not going to earn your righteousness or give you the "woman (or man!) of the year award"! this is just a chance to tackle a few projects around home with the encouragement of friends.
  • BEWARE: don't get sucked into the deadly disease of Magazine Cover-itis! ;)

Figured if everyone else is doing it, why not me. Plus it's not like they are pressuring my to go smoke behind the bleachers. So today was my first day of cleaning/decluttering. I decided to tackle the upstairs bathroom. Even though we have a master bathroom I share the bathroom with the boys. We have a stand alone shower in the master and this claustrophobic prefers the tub/shower upstairs. So you can imagine how that tiny bathroom can become a quick mess with two boys and a mom using it.

Here is the before:
If you will notice I still have the paint rollers and brushes from when I painted the boys room last month. Well after about 30 minutes of cleaning I had a clean counter.
It is so nice to see a clean counter. I also accomplished some laundry but didn't take any pictures of that, seeing as it is still all over my couch. My next goal is to clean out the boy's closet.
I will be doing that over the next several days seeing as I work. But if you don't hear from me I got trapped in the closet by the Bioniacles or Thomas.
I wish I would have done more today seeing as I had the day off but I spent some of my time scrapping. I am telling you my priorities are out of whack. But I did manage to do this two pager which that in it self is an accomplishment for this scrapper.
Well for those that are still reading, I hope you have a clean week!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I am still here

I know, I know what is the point of me starting a blog if I am going to neglect it. But I hope the handful of people who read it forgive me. I would like to say that I have been away because I have been extremely busy but sadly that is not the case. I have just been extremely lazy. But trust me there hasn't been that much going on at the Posey household either. The only thing interesting to report was that Trey that I did celebrate our 5 year anniversary. Nothing big, just went out to dinner with the boys, cause after all they have as much invested in this marriage as we do :) I must say even though I have discovered a million ways Trey has to annoy me, I have found just as many reasons to love him more. Kinda corny, yes, but very true.
We have also been hitting the fall festival "circuit" like crazy. Seems like most of the churches in our area had something going on. The boys loved it! And trust me we have more candy then I know where to hide! We almost didn't really have a need to go trick or treating. We did of course. I mean on what other day can I exploit my children's cuteness to get MY candy fix! So I leave you with some pictures of some of our adventures of the past week. Just think Thanksgiving is in 25 more days.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

almost ready

One wizard. Check.
One robot. Check.
Two candy bags. Check.
Looks like we are just about ready for some trick-or-treating. We just need those neighbors coughcoughgretchencoughcough to load up on the candy.

And what better way to showcase Mr. Optimus Prime then with some Robots Unplugged from My Little Shoebox.

I was also able to make this girly layout using paper from the same line.

I hope everyone enjoyed the dry day we had today in the B'ham area. I hear there might be a couple of those week. Have a great night!

Monday, October 5, 2009


We have been in this house for three years and I am just know getting around to decorating it. We were not exactly sure how long we would be staying here so I never really fooled with it before. But seeing as we are still here I am starting to add some personal touches. I have decided to start in the boys room. Just painted their room went from a baby blue almost to a darker blue.(Please ignore the messy room.)

I have also discovered chalkboard paint. Seeing as I only used a small amount for the boy's new black board I have some fun plans for the rest of the can.

I have also been making some small changes around the house. I was inspired by Lisa. I am not a big holiday decorator just because I hate keeping up with the stuff but I did try to make my home more fall friendly.

Well I hope has a great week!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


If you ever get the idea to start painting at four in the afternoon don't!

Friday, October 2, 2009

I {heart} ki

Last week KI had their Wicked Craft Party. After a quick reminder from Gretchen I was able to join in on the fun. I am so glad I did because I won one of their door prizes. I was so excited cause I never win anything. And let me tell you they don't disappoint.

How fun is this cute Valentine kit! I can't wait to do something with this. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

When did this happen

Those who know my oldest know that he could care less about girls, unlike the little one who claims to have 4 girlfriends. Well apparently that is not the case anymore. The other day while watching tv Demi Lovato came on and Isaiah yells, "She's Hot". I mean really, when did this happen. I even discovered a poster of her on the back of his door! You know, those posters that come out of those teen magazines and I have never bought the stupid things, so who knows how he got it. I don't care how cute this girl is and I know the fact that he will ever meet her are slim to none, but still in the back of my head I am thinking her...really....not good enough.

I am not sure I will be able to handle the teen years. Bless those mothers who have daughters, I don't know how y'all do it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

found my mojo

For the past couple of weeks I have been wanting to scrapbook but something was always coming up, like washing dishes doing laundry, or valuable tv time. So last night I decided to just print some pictures and sit down in front on my messy scrap table and see what I create. Well I mananged to finish one layout and create another.

Now I feel the scrappin' juices flowing. I am actually in the process of editing pictures now. Yeah! I know those of you who don't scrap could careless, but those who do, understand. Well I hope everyone has a good week!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

One Fish, Two Fish

Red Fish, Blue Fish.

I would like to introduce a couple new members in our household. Stripy, Marlin, Flames, El Emo, D Gemo, and Dory. And even more exciting, after three weeks they're all still alive! Trust me this little fishies are defying the odds. We figured we would have lost one or two of them by now but they are sticking around.
We had a saltwater aquarium when we were first married but we got rid of when we decided to move. Despite the cost I really enjoyed it and wanted to get another one but we weren't exactly sure how long we would be staying in our house and couldn't bother with moving it. But after being here three years and a friend giving him the tank we decided to go ahead and try again. Hopefully this one will last longer than six months! Have a great night!

Friday, August 28, 2009

guilty pleasure #19

So it's about that time again. When I rush the kids off to bed so that I can watch my shows, uninterrupted. Even though I am hooked to several shows, thanks to my dvr, there is only one I am really looking forward to. Smallville. Yep, you heard, er, read right. Me, a 27 year old mother of two, love, love to watch this show.

One, because I have watched since season one and I am now nine years invested. Two, because hubs #2 (if the need should ever arise :)) is on the show. I just love Tom Welling! I mean seriously have you seen the man.

What I really love about him is the fact that he is a very private person. I mean he literally avoids the lime light when ever possible. In turn, it makes him more mysterious, which just makes him more irresistible.
But there are other more grown up shows I love to watch. There is CSI, all of them, Private Practice and Grey's. I haven't decide if there are any new shows that I want to add to my list. I mean I struggle as is is keeping up with these shows. But there are three shows that are sparking my interest. Trauma, Cougar Town and the Vampire Diaries. But we'll see how the schedule plays out and how much homework Isaiah gets. Well I hope everyone has a great night!
*For the record Trey has his crush too, Mandy Moore, so it even.*

Thursday, August 20, 2009

it's official

First of let me start out by saying that for the past five years we have been a family. Nothing anybody says or does can take that away from us. But as of today Isaiah is officially a Posey and Trey is legally his dad!

Now of course this a huge day for Trey. He has always loved Isaiah as if he was his natural born son but now he can give him his name and as he says NO one can take him away from him. I too, am very happy. For the longest time, before Trey that is, I seriously thought I would always be a single mother. Therefore, I never was expecting to meet anyone because I figured I wouldn't find anyone good enough to be my husband much less a father to my son as well. So I am very blessed that the Lord put Trey in my life and let me realize that there was someone out there that could do both. Isaiah was excited that a) he got to leave school early and b) he gets to change his last name to match the rest of ours. He doesn't understand all the legality of it and he doesn't need to. All he needs to know is that his dad loves him and will always be there for him. So I would like to thank all of our family and friends who gave us their support and prayers to let everything happen as smooth as possible.
Hope everyone has a great night!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

scrap love

Well seeing as I spent last weekend at a crop I do have several layouts to share. But I won't do them all at once because we need to spread the layout love and because I don't have them all scanned, hee hee.
Of course with school just starting I needed to do a layout commemorate it.

Here is a layout with me and Trey. I was just so happy to scrap a picture of us.

And another to get the football season started.

And I am happy to say that I am still on the island at croppin paradise. The layout challenge was to use colors you would find in a tropical paradise. Can't go wrong with blue and green right! The mini challenge was to create a card with some kind of nature element. I will have to post that card later because I don't have the memory card that it's on. (You know I should really keep better tabs on my storage devices.)

Have a great night!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

crazy week

Wow, this past week just seems like a blur. For one Isaiah started school last Thursday. As far as I can tell he is enjoying it as much as a 10 year old boy can.

Also this weekend I was able to enjoy some time away with some friends. It has been the first time that I have gone away to scrap and even though I was totally sleep deprived I would so do it agian. But with great friends like these to hang out with, sleep is just not that important.

I got several layouts done, but I will show those on some other post because I am to lazy go get the flashdrive that they are on.
In other news this will be a big week for our Posey family! So on Thursday just keep us in your thoughts. I will elaborate more on that later but for now I am heading off to bed. Hope everyone has a good night!

Monday, August 10, 2009

i survived

First I would like to thank everyone who voted for me. And why am I asking for votes? Well you see I am doing these challenges over at Croppin Paradise. It is the Queen of Paradise Island Challenge. It will last several weeks and I have fortunately last the first. Here is the layout I created for the first challenge and the tag I made for the mini challenge.

The first challenge was to make a layout about your favorite restaurant and the mini challenge was to make a tag.
We'll see how far I make it. But for those who didn't make on the boat the first time you can still participate in the challenges for a RAK. And who wouldn't like free stuff for a little inspiration.