Silhouette SD Machine Giveaway!!!

Hey y'all!!

My friend Allison is giving away a Silhouette SD Machine...

and I want it!!!

Part of her entries say to blog about her giveaway and link her back to it!!!

so here goes:


Alison shows on her blog how she made this fantastic canvas for the house. Also, she's got lots of other links to other projects she's done...

She's sooooooooooooooooo fun to read, I love her blog bunches!! I hope you guys head over to her site, to check her out!!

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Whew!! Am I bushed!

Here's the deal:

This past weekend, I did the Branscum/Anderson Photo shoot, then I went with Tom and saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Now, this week I have Thanksgiving to cook on Thursday, plus two cakes, shopping Thursday night, shopping Friday morning, decorating the two cakes, baking gingerbread cookies, catching up on sleep (haha, yeah right). Saturday, I'm delivering the cakes, doing lunch with hubby, frosting gingerbread cookies.
Sunday, we have to cook green bean casserole and go to my parents' house for Thanksgiving!

I also have to start prepping for a Dora cake for December. I also have to start working on my idea for Tom's birthday cake. hehe!

not to mention decorating the house, working on Christmas crafts - since we are doing an entirely hand made Christmas this year. Handmade gifts, handmade ornaments, handmade decorations... it's fun!

I'm having the time of my life... but buuuuuuuuuuuusssssssssssssssyyyyyyyyyyyy!


And now, we're talking about making a trip to Texas here soon. Hopefully this time we can hit up everyone... who knows, right?

Ok, so I just tried to upload pics from the photoshoot, and i can't get them to upload... rar... I've got the pics tagged to me on my bestfriend's facebook page.

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Leo Reynolds + Adobe Photoshop

Leo Reynolds has a full collections of numbers and letters to use to combine to make AWESOME freaking photos/name plaques.

How cool is that?!?

I love it!!!

PS. 2005 is the year Tom and I got married.


Three Weeks?!

I know, I was doing so good keeping up with blogging on a regular basis... I have excuses though! Are you ready?

#1. Fall Nationals - One of the three National Events where testing and midterming is available to my high ranking Black Belts. It's held in Orlando, so I have to have all of my materials ready almost a week in advance so it can be taken with those that actually GET to go to Orlando... me? I'm a peon, therefore, I get to stay at HQ and pray everything goes well. LOL! Anyway, I get super slammed the few weeks prior to testing and then again the couple of weeks after... it gets a little crazy...

#2. Christmas Ornaments - This year, Tom and I are not buying any Christmas ornaments/decorations for the house, everything is going to be homemade, or reused from years past. For example, I've made 25 Chenille Stem snowflakes, about 30 Chenille stem candy canes, and 25 Chenille stem snowmen. I already have all of the ornaments Tom made as a kid, the very few that I have that I made as a child, plus I have a couple dozen gingerbread men from last year.

I am waiting on supplies to get delivered for bell wreaths. Those should be lots of fun!! Also, I want to make Ribbon Wreaths, but I haven't gotten the gumption to do it yet. lol! I'm also going to take Crepe paper, and make paper snowflake chains for garland - and i think we're going to thread popcorn for a garland.

I still have to come up with SOMETHING for a tree topper. I don't have a clue yet...

I also have a craft to do with Cathy's kids, but I can't say much about it, since my sister may read my blog lol!

#3. I've been on a kind of anti-computer stint here lately. I just think sometimes I'm on it too much, and not doing something else productive... Today, though, I've done a LOT! lol! I've been busy busy!


I am hopefully doing a couple more photoshoots in the upcoming weeks. plus i have a few cakes to do, some cookies, and a couple of cheese cakes. lol

OH! Not to mention the new Harry Potter movie comes out this coming week... I SOOOOOOOOO want to see it!!!

Gotta run!

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