Friday, November 28

Yard Crashers!

I love HGTV... favorite shows to watch for sure. Love the  Rehab Addict... and Property Brothers are probably top of my list.... besides we know it's all real... one person does all that work in  matter of days ... right?

Another series I like to watch are the "outdoor" ones too...  Curb Appeal and definitely Yard Crashers.... again, certainly it only takes a couple days to go from ground to gorgeous.... so I had this brilliant idea, we've been wanting to just "clean up" our side yards... so we started our own Yard Crashers series....  (did you notice how many "we"s I mentioned....  again kinda like me saying "let's paint the kitchen")..... I took the pictures.. does that count?

Anywho, Jerry started with building a block wall along the driveway... of course that was after he tore out all the plants on the bank where wanted to build planter box too ... we're going to get some additional palm trees for that area near the side gate. We're having a patio company come in and put down pavers and concrete and put up more aluminwood patio covering ...similar to what we already have already in the back. When we have BBQs or backyard events most people don't even come to our front door of the house, rather use this entrance so will be much more welcoming...

Jerry and the loonnggg driveway wall...

Right side house gate entrance & patio

They had to take out some of the existing back patio
and re-cement it as it was cracked pretty good..
and made it easier to level out and match with the
new side area.

Right Side House New Patio

Here's the guys taking a lunch break...
their arms were so tired was hard to hold their sandwiches up!!
Super great guys to work with.... sure got the job done!

Voila.. now we'll enjoy this for awhile
and then begin planting in the Spring...
oh and of course I'll have to go
outdoor furniture shopping too!

Thursday, November 27

A Day of Thanksgiving (and Forecast)

We wanted to send everyone our sincerest gratitude for each of you.... on this incredible day of Thanksgiving, we believe God has determined the exact time and places that we should live... and because of that we have you in our lives... right here... right now! You are a blessing to us and a gift from God!

May each of you celebrate this day of
Thanksgiving with those you love!
And now for a little "THANKSGIVING WEATHER" forecast....

Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon high near 165F. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and if you bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or cold shoulder.

During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a knife will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of one to two inches on plates. Mashed potatoes will drift across one side while cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other. Please pass the gravy.

A weight watch and indigestion warning have been issued for the entire area, with increased stuffiness around the beltway. During the evening, the turkey will diminish and taper off to leftovers, dropping to a low of 34F in the refrigerator.

Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure to eat sandwiches will be established. Flurries of leftovers can be expected both days with a 50 percent chance of scattered soup late in the day. We expect a warming trend where soup develops. By early next week, eating pressure will be low as the only wish left will be the bone.

Wednesday, November 26

Join Up NOW.... Become SU Demonstrator 50% off Starter Kits!

Here are Five Reasons to join my Rubba Sista team of Stampin' Up demonstrators during our AMAZING Thanksgiving Week specials!

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I also wanted to remind you guys, don't forget about the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack & Weekly Specials... you can go online and find items SU is selling on clearance ... often items are retired and/or on limited supply so they offer until supplies last. Makes for great Christmas shopping!

You can either order directly on line (Please be sure to provide my name at the end of your order as your Demonstrator).... or you can send me the items #s you want and I'll place the order for you.

Tuesday, November 25

Stampin' Up! Holiday Extravaganza

It's not Black Friday yet .... but it is Holiday Extravaganza at Stampin' Up! which runs now through December 2nd... so there's still time to get in on the amazing Doorbusters!

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Monday, November 24

Love-Hate Thinlets???

Do you have that love-hate relationship with your Thinlet dies??? We love the effect of wafer thin but hate to pick the beautiful image out of the die. So they sit on the shelf just waiting to be played with! Sometimes using wax paper helps but not in those itsy bitsy spots....

Well wait no longer... look at this awesome solution that Karen Burniston came up with... beats using wax paper hands down... genius! Watch Karen's Dryer Sheet Magic below.

Try this tip with some of Stampin’ Up!s Thinlets….
Darling Doily Thinlits Die #133736 at
Darling Doily Thinlits Die #133736
Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies #135855 at
Snowflake Card Thinlits Dies #135855
Little Letters Thinlits Die #133730 at
Little Letters Thinlits Die #133730
Label Card Thinlits Die #133479 at
Label Card Thinlits Die #133479

A Love-Hate Thinlet Relationship


Friday, November 21

True statement for a happy weekend!

Dates on calendar are closer than they appear.

Thursday, November 20

25 Ideas and then some!

So the Advent Calendars are all the rage and I admit I do love them because it just gives us a chance to celebrate each day and stretch out the season.... at least for 25 days!

I'm working on the little box kits from Stampin Up and found these great ideas from Simple Stampin on what to put INSIDE each box......  hope it's not too late to share with you and you still have time to create... you can always count the 25 days AFTER Christmas, right???

Wednesday, November 19

November Paper Pumpkin Kit

I've really been pleased with the last few Paper Pumpkin Kits... so glad I restarted and appreciate the new and improved kits ...  thanks SU for taking it up a notch!  November's Kit is Simply Snowflakes!

Simply Snowflake November 2014 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Here's my final cards and tags .. I packaged the cards in setsand made matching gift boxes so I could give as gifts to the gals at the office...

Check out the cute video from Stampin’ Up! below. 

Enjoy Simply Snowflake from My Paper Pumpkin

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