School is in session

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Hello everyone !!

School is in session and everyone but Levi started  today including Melissa, Levi starts on Wednesday so I have a bit of free time just having him today. We have had a pretty busy summer so I haven’t posted here in quite awhile but hope to post regularly now that I will have a few hours in the afternoons while Levi is at pre school . I got a new tripod and cant wait to try it out. I have been very lazy on checking my email and have gone weeks without even looking at it so I’ve been getting caught up on it today while Levi is doing some puzzles and playing with his lego blocks. It is super quiet around here :)  Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world wide web.

Love and hugs,

 Shelly

 

Oh heck what a day !!

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Hi friends,
Its been a busy day around here. WE had a lot of wind and rain last night so it made for a restless night. Sleeping next to a rattling window is a bit of a problem then there is the skylight over the garden tub which I though was so cool and romantic 19 years ago when first moved in but it and the 2 exhaust fans sure make sleeping rough when its super windy. Another major event for us today Ariel got her nose broken at school in P.E. playing kickball. School called we picked her up then to the Doctor who sent us over for x-rays. Got the call at lunch time She definitely has a deviated septum so we see the ear nose throat specialist Monday morning He is the same doctor who took care of Jeremes broken nose in 1998 so we know he is a good doctor. Seems never to be dull around here I think what ever will I do when my house empty of smallish people?? Hopefully hide out I my super-duper fabulous craft room :) Well a girl can always dream can’t she lol. I am going to be working on a Mother’s Day tribute for my Mom to set with her urn at my Dads. Levi made a card for Melissa since Sierra made something at school. I am hoping to get this project posted also since I can see the photos in my last post finally. I wish each Mother and Mother to be and very Blessed Mother’s Day I know I’m early but I wanted to make sure that I did.

Much love and many hugs,
shelly

My mixed media canvas Graphic 45’s Couture collection

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_203 Ok Friends I am going to try this a different way to see if it posts. Here is my first ever mixed media canvas using graphic 45’s Couture collection. This is a very beautiful collection and I love it. I really didn’t have this in mind when I started the canvas I just picked some colors of paint that I liked and had at it. I then stamped some script. I used my drywall shackling with a stencil to add texture. I tore some scraps of paper and glued them down randomly with mod podge. I then added my tiles of images I cut out and glued them down . I added a strip of lace ribbon and glued a Coco Chanel saying strip and a row of bling. I used some red spray on some rosettes to match the red in the tiles and put 2 rhinestone flourishes to the roses to look like leaves. On one tile I added a row of black bling. I used some rub and buff on some of the stenciled leaves.Then mod podged over the whole thing I think this can be very addictive I could use all my hoarded paper that I can’t seem to part with them I may run out of wall space in my crafty corner….wait a minute I already have…. I guess I can stock up on wall art for my future craft room :) Let me know what you think and if you haven’t thought of giving this a try, please consider it. Creating this was very rewarding.
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Love and hugs,

Shelly

Shelly

Phew … Now back to regular programming :)

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Hello Friends !!
Phew have we been busy around here. Jasmine has had several ear infections and we finally had our appointment with the ear specialist and he said her ears look good today so no tubes which is what we thought he was going to tell us so than it a great blessing. We have had our spring break from school and were sick the whole time!! We had ear infections ( Jasmine and Sierra ) Pink eye ( Sierra and Ariel ) Strep throat (Ariel ) Will, Brian, Melissa, Jordan and Levi had a yucky respiratory infection of which Melissa was close to pneumonia. As for me I had a bout of the migraines a couple of days but have been spared the rest. We have gone most of the winter without any winter illness’ so I guess we had to get it sometime. Heather found out she is pregnant again I think she will be due sometime in January and we are continuing to fight with the school over the bullying Will has there. 2 weeks ago he was in a fight in which front teeth were knocked loose we had to have one extracted because it was broken in two areas one below the gum line and one up into the bone he has to get an implant and they are hoping the other one will tighten back up so he can keep that one. This kid has harassed him since last year and at the beginning of this year we had Will to change buses to be away from him. We have found out that the school even changed this boys classes earlier this year to keep him away from Will and he continues to harass Will and has a group of other boys to harass him as well. We have told the school this is not going to be acceptable any more and we will not accept anymore excuses. We have had a special meeting at school and they say there is going to be more safeguards put into place but we will believe it when we see it, So we have a dental appointment next Wednesday to get Will assessed on the best way to get it all taken care of. Oh yes I was called in for jury duty this week and am so happy I didn’t get picked so I do not have worry about being called again for 2 years. I was very freaked out because they said we were a special group called for a very high-profile case and I immediately thought the worst thing… a murder trial and I was right. I had many sleepless nights worrying about it and am so grateful that I didn’t get picked because that would be a hard thing to have to hear the details of and stuff I know I would not want to see. so that has been what I have been up to around here. I did get to finally clear out a block of time last night and play in my corner after the kids were all sleeping and had a go at my first altered canvas and am very pleased with the results all I have to do now is find a place to hang it in my crowded corner :) I hope you are all well and enjoying spring I think it has finally arrived here Woo Hoo Us. I hope to get things back on track around here and stuff put in its proper space because we had to move stuff out of our room to replace the shower stall in or bathroom That was a crazy fiasco too since mobile home plumbing stuff is not like normal house stuff so many trips all over to get what we needed and Brian is no handy man and he has limited tools so it took us about a week to get most of it done we still have some cosmetic stuff to finish but the shower is working and that is good !!! School will be out on June 3rd so summer is racing up quickly on us so I had better get my rump in gear. Ok so enough blubbering on and on I have enjoyed the blog posts and/or you tube videos from You Leslie, Lynn and Maureen. Talk with you later.

Love and Hugs,
Shelly

Gearing up for another round of Snow

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Hello friends :)
We are forecasted for another round of snow this weekend and depending on what station we watch they say anywhere from 3-12 inches ?? I feel like I am ahead of the game since I already have my grocery shopping done and may just get a couple gallons of milk since we go through so much but I can at least avoid the crazy rush. During one of the first storms this winter you couldn’t find milk or bread anywhere. I figure we can just hang out and get some crafty playtime in. I have been able to do a bit of painting in my journal and think I have a way to go but it is a starting point and I feel good about it. My Jazzy has another bad ear infection so off to the pediatrician to get some ear drops to numb her ear and some antibiotic. Poor girls eardrum is so bulging they say I need to watch it because it may rupture. Other than that all is going pretty good around here. I will stop jabbering I just wanted to pop in to say hi to you. Take care I hope you are all well and having better weather.

Hugs and love to you
Shelly

Some of what I’ve been crafting

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Hi there Friends !!
I have a few more things to share today. There are a couple photos of the meal and menu planner I am using. Along with a few of the doodles I’ve been doing when I get the time. I have been inspired by the frugal crafter Lindsay to try my hand at some artsy things like water color painting. I ran across some supplies I’d long forgotten about while getting my area whipped back into shape. I am embarrassed to say it but I finally got my craft closet from the big mess last summer. It really didn’t take that long but the thought of the jumbled mess set me running the other way when I thought about tackling that was til yesterday when I resolved myself to just go and do it !! With the help of my small guy Levi we set to work and finished it up today. Now there are still some things that need to be put into away like the kids artwork and a large amount of papers that are my Dads where I pay his bills ect. Brian also has his ebay stuff in there. We have to be intentional about our storage solutions. :) I have included a look at my desk area before it was cleaned up and I plan on getting a tour of my space up soon. There is a shot of my book bag which I have filled with some artsy things ready so I can take it with me on long rides or if I know Brian is heading to the antique mall. I included a photo of Levi taking a picture of me (on his tablet) taking a picture of him he thought it was so funny lol :) The mess of ice cream buckets in the living room floor are Levi’s building blocks. He had made a tall tower that fell over and he was so upset that he just kicked the rest down in frustration. He said now that is just a mess of fire wood. I snuck a quick shot of PJ she usually moves when I get the camera and this one is pretty good.  I think that about covers this post it is almost time for the other kids to get home from school. We have Church tonight and I need to get dinner finished early so we can make it on time. I hope you are all doing well and having better weather. We had another sunny day although it was below zero this morning it has made it to 28 degrees What a heat wave!! Take care friends I will chat with you later.

Love and hugs,
Shelly