Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I got my prize yesterday

I wanted to just post a little bit and let everyone know I got my prize from an earlier post I had written about a giveaway blog I had won and it is absolutely wonderful. I am currently having issues with my camera so I am unable to post a picture but it is a very nice big bag with red and green poinsetta flowers all over it and has three pockets with a zipper on top . I think I am going to use this for my craft stuff I am currently working on .I would like to thank the person I got this from and Please check out her blog at http://psychicmamaindigochild.blogspot.com/

Saturday, December 19, 2009

This Is either too funny or gross what do you think?

Hello friends. I was having a good day today and have been very busy trying to get some WIPS done for my nieces and nephews for Christmas. I have been working for a few weeks now crocheting little scarves for each one and was going about my business this morning as usual.

I went to the bathroom and was checking litter box and doing laundry etc. when all of a sudden i notice my furry girl Buttons in the bathroom sink. I didnt think anything of it because all 5 of my kittens like to lay in the sink and sleep taking turns.

I was brushing my hair when all of a sudden i heard water and realized ... I am not running water
and i look down to see her sitting over the sink drain and to my astonishment she was urinating DOWN THE SINK DRAIN!!!!!

I was so appalled and busted out laughing hysterically at same time not knowing just what to do.
I couldnt punish her for it but i REALLY dont want her doing it.
I am just in aww and knowing now that I NEVER want to drop anything in there again that i am gonna use say like a toothbrush !!! Well I am done now but if you read this Please leave a comment and let me know what you think or what you would do. SERIOUSLY I NEVER!!! tee hee. Its a horrible act but I am also astounded I never believed cats could actually be potty trained. I assume now that it must be possible.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

GIVEAWAY ENDING SOON

I would like to mention that there is a fabulous giveaway going on and about to end at http://www.greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/ Please go take a look and leave a comment for this fabulous prize giveaway. Thank you and Good Luck to all.

I WON!! THANK YOU

I would like to give a shout out to a wonderful blog I frequent and I have won a giveaway at http://psychicmamaindigochild.blogspot.com/2009/10/colors-of-christmas-surprise-giveaway-5.html I am so excited and would love for you all to go and take a peek at this nice blog. Thank you for this wonderful prize.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Meme. TAG YOU'RE IT !!!

OK I am horrible at this kind of thing but my cousin at ahensnest.blogspot.com
decided to leave me this comment. Hey Mrs. Scrooge I'm tagging you in a Christmas Meme! So now I am going to try and choose 5 of my followers and see what they have to say after they answer the same questions and hopefully this will be fun for everyone .


1.) Have you started your Christmas shopping? ARGHHH Not really I am horrible
2.) Tell me about one of your special traditions. Well I will say this We start every year by taking our top half of our fake tree and hanging it upside down from ceiling , then we collect soda and beer cans to hang on it along with our special other christmas decorations and homemade burned out light bulbs i've painted for each person . The next thing we all do is take a picture so we can remember it and also show to others who think we are somehow not right. EVERYONE thinks this is funny and gets amused but we like being original is all.Thank you
3.) When do you put up your Tree? Well it depends on when my hubby feels like it.lol
4.) Are you a Black Friday shopper? Want to but never have
5.) Do you Travel at Christmas or Stay home? We stay at home other than going to visit family that lives close by in same town.
6.) What is your funniest Christmas memory? Well i am not sure really
7.) What is your favorite Christmas Movie of All time? A christmas story of course!! Youll shoot your eye out kid
8.)Do you do your own Christmas Baking, what’s your favorite treat? yes i like to bake a little at the holidays
9.) Fake or Real Tree? FAKE and upside down from ceiling!!!!
10.) What day (as a Mom) does the actual panic set in to get it all done? SIGH!!! the whole year I panic
11.) Are you still wrapping presents on Christmas Eve? Most of the time yes I wait til last minute I AM HORRIBLE
12.) What is your favorite family fun time at Christmas? just being with my family and watching everyone open and enjoy there gifts
13.) What Christmas craft do you like the best? I just like crafts anytime!!!!!
14.) Christmas music. Yes or No, and if yes What is your favorite song? Not really I am kind of a bah hum bug ask my cousin LOL
15.) When do you plan to finish all your shopping?OH GOSH probably the day before I SUCK


So now that this part is done just copy and paste the questions into your own blog and answer them, Then tag 5 or more of your favorite blogs making sure to leave a comment telling them they have been tagged.

1) http://oneflewover-oneflewover.blogspot.com/
2) http://debsblogcontests.blogspot.com/
3) http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/
4) http://sweetwater.typepad.com/makelifesweet/
5) http://thedirtytshirt.com/

When you post your blog, please spread some Christmas cheer, and leave a link back to Heather at Top Ten Christmas, and the blog you've been tagged by which is me amandasfunstuff.blogspot.com







Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I WON!!!

I am so excited to say I won a giveaway and would like to say Thank You to http://eatscraplove.blogspot.com/ . This was a very nice blog I found and follow.




Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Giveaway expires today HURRY!!

http://fatbottombags.blogspot.com/2009/11/green-for-holidays-giveaway-update.html



I am going green for the holidays by making most of my christmas presents and ttrying to use less waste this year. thank you for reading and please go check out this nice giveaway.

FREE STUFF PLEASE LOOK QUICK

http://freebies4mom.blogspot.com/2009/11/get-your-free-photo-gift-now.html


My cousin sent me here and we both got our codes to save for later Please hurry and get the code too.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

CHECK THIS IDEA OUT

http://www.notmartha.org/tomake/piesbakedintinyjars/

HELLO!! I just found this fabulous idea and would like to share it with everyone . I am thinking this would be just a really nice gift idea or just a cute idea for any occasion in general . I have a few pie lovers in my family and I am excited to try and make these . Thank you for looking and hope it works out.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

GREAT giveaway

http://retromummy.blogspot.com/2009/11/grandmothers-flower-garden-giveaway.html

Please stop by and check out this giveaway. Very pretty fabrics and such.

It only took him 3 years


YAY!! I have been walking on a wood floor now for the last 3 years in my kitchen. It was awful to try and keep swept and couldnt get it clean because it was walked on and stuff was spilled on it due to us not ever getting any tile or linoleum put down after replacing floor. I kept telling myself my hubby will do it someday. I was beginning to think it would NEVER get done and just gave up.

Well to my surprise a few weeks ago my hubby had an idea of putting in ceramic tile with floating wood floor in center of kitchen. I once again thought okay this will take forever in a day to get done . I have been in the process of packing things away in hopes of moving in the springtime to a new place so my house was in disarray any ways. I got up one morning after my hubby had gathered up all this tile that had been given to us and he says Honey can you clean out all this stuff from kitchen and I will start laying tile? So I spent a few days cleaning out and emptying my whole kitchen into my small living room.

I was skeptical once again at how quickly this would get done once again because I have a Loving hubby who works all day long but when he has a good idea to do stuff it just somehow never seems to get done and if it does I am left to clean up after him. He tries to do lots of things but just like children often do I am usually left with a big old mess to clean up when he is through doing his GOOD DEED.

So anyways I went about cleaning and reading out as much stuff as I could and crammed stuff in every room possible over the last few weeks basically hiding as much of my accumulated stuff as I could anywhere I found space ha ha. It took everything I had to get this part done . I kept shuffling stuff around now for the last 3 weeks since he started the first tile laying down. I thought ok he has half of this done and it is going to be like this forever now!!

Well I waited and kept cleaning as much as i could every chance I got so he didnt have to say I cant finish with all this stuff laying around piled up here. It took a while but today of all days he came home from work early and said Honey I am Gonna finish this floor tonight. I once again removed everything from my kitchen and swept with broom and dustpan so tediously then went over it again with sweeper to remove all dirt and things.

Now for something that has taken so long to get finished let me tell you he started the second half of kitchen today and not only did he get all of the tile laid and grouted in with the floating wooden floor in center but........ he has also gotten in sealed with the tile sealant and is basically done !!!! I have waited and killed myself for weeks now trying to get him to get this floor done and he has not done it but in one day has completely finished the whole complete kitchen floor and sealed it!!!!

What took him about 3 years to do should have been 3 days worth of work if he had just gone and done it!!!! I think it took 3 years of my energy to do all the before cleaning and after cleaning but IT IS DONE, and I AM LOVING IT!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Baby Bundle adopted today!!


Today was a big day for little baby bundle in frogs and duckies. Today he was adopted from his little bed at Bonanzle by a loving new family. Oh happy day . Thank you for looking and if ya get the chance head on over and check out the other little bundles of joy that are waiting to be adopted as well. There are also more babies needing homes that have not yet been added we have 3 girls and a preemie yellow tweety as well. LOL Thank You .

http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/amandad8388


Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Good , The bad, And the Ugly.

Hello friends. Two months ago my husbands son came to live with us permanently for the first time . He had always lived with his mother and just came to visit for the weekends and in summer when he wanted for a few days or a week. It was such a happy moment for my husband and we thought everything was going great. My son and daughter were so happy to have him living here finally and we got him all signed up for the new school and took care of all the switching of things around and I was happy to have him here all the time now.We all thought everything was going just fine and everyone was happy together.

This week started out so nice. I felt half way good and was trying to get some things done in between running kids to appointments and doing a bunch of sewing projects and other craft things. I had plans to go to a craft show on saturday and sell some rice therapy pillows, baby bundles,and some really cute tiny cork boards I had designed. I had worked all week on stuff and was so excited to be able to maybe sell a few things and see all the other exciting things people had there to sell as well.

Wednesday night came along and my stepson had asked to go have dinner with his mom and nana and we said sure go have fun . He returned later that night and was kinda acting funny and went to his room. I asked if something wrong and so did dad he said no he was ok.

Thursday morning kids all got up and getting ready for school Hubby got ready for work along with them and making conversation to stepson saw picture of his van he drew he said "you taking picture to school?'' he said NO it is a note for you I cant tell you face to face, Hubby said , "you want to go back to live with your mom dont you?" without even reading it yet. Yes he did.
So thinking it would be the weekend when we would be moving him back in with his mom and everyone being heartbroken and upset we said ok. We went about our day and after about 2 hours we got a phone call from him at school saying he decided that instead of the weekend it was going to be that day and mom was already signing him out of school and picking him up. So he was signed out and picked up then came and retrieved his bookbag with clothes and left.

Friday morning the kids went to school and hubby went to work as usual. I thought well today I am gonna start cleaning out sons room for when he comes to get things and started to do some packing. Next thing I know the phone rings. I answer and who should be on the other end but the school principal! I have some bad news for you Mrs. Rice, I have to suspend your son for a few days because he was caught with tobacco in his lip today at school. So I had to go get my oldest son from school on Friday .

In the meantime my son proceeds to tell me OH by the way mom, You need to take me to hospital too because I was angry at myself for getting busted and punched a wall now I think I re-broke my hand . I took him to hospital and got him fixed up and reminded him how He really needs to quit being a jackass and doing this stuff.This is the 3 time he has broken his hand in the last 2 years from same thing, and last year he also kicked a locker and broke his toe for same reason. I have to go Monday with him to get his fine payment plan and figure out now how he is going to pay probably a 169.00 dollar fine!

Saturday was kind of a blah day I was up all night trying to finish up my stuff for the craft show the night before and was so tired that I said forget it and didnt end up going cause wasnt feeling good so slept most afternoon.

Sunday my hubby and oldest son get up and decide to clean up some stuff outside and then go help a friend of ours cut up some firewood. I stayed at home and had to run some errands. I was gone maybe an hour and came home to 5 messages on answering machine which 2 of them were letting me know I needed to get to the Hospital cause my hubby had cut his leg with the chainsaw!!! I hurried to get to the hospital to find my husband and when I get there he is in the middle of getting his wound irrigated and cleaned. e ended up with 3 stitches on the inside and 10 on the outside It was a doozy.He had hit the top end of his left knee with the bottom of the saw.

He had shut off the saw and thought when it hit him it was just the catcher teeth . Then as he took a few steps he realized something did not feel right and noticed his jeans were red as his friend and my son came running over yelling what did you do?? He said I thought it was off and I just hit my leg with the catch teeth when it hurt a little but I guess I was wrong. I said to myself after this I am so glad this week is over with because if one more thing had gone wrong I was going to scream. So now I am just hoping our bad luck is done with and we can start over with a good one.



Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Come join the fun Prizes to be given

OK Today i was looking through some of my blog friends and I found this wonderful thing called pay it forward. I came across this in http://proverbs-31-wife.blogspot.com/2009/09/pay-it-forward-sorta.html .The original credit was given tohttp://latinaonamission.blogspot.com/ and that is where proverbs 31 got the idea from as well.


I have decided to do the same thing and would like to send out a HOMEMADE ITEM TO THE FIRST 5 people who leave me a comment. The only RULE is that you must comment with link to your post on myspace, facebook, etc. where ever you are posting.I hope to get 5 responses and wish all the best in paying it forward because this is a very good idea .


I will tell you that I am a very talented and crafty person with lots of ideas so you may be surprised at what you will receive from me when it comes. I cannot give exact time frame as to when gifts will arrive but I will get them there in a reasonable time due to talent and homemade stuff takes time due to nature of items being made for YOU and only YOU.

I also in return would love to hear back from those who get a gift from me just to know your reaction as well.I appreciate everyone who tries this out and GOOD LUCK to all.


I also hope you check out other sites i have mentioned earlier so that credit may be given to where it goes.


Monday, November 2, 2009

LOOK WHAT I GOT!!!

Wow! Today I received a letter in the mail and needed to go to post office. I had to run a few errands so I gladly went . I was so excited to see what I had gotten . I won this from a blog giveaway a little back called http://rizzasdesigns.blogspot.com/
This was such a treat for me to open and as I emptied the package I was like a child in a candy store.

In the package I took inventory just to let everyone know what was included in this fabulous prize I had won. I have horrible luck taking pictures and this does absolutely NO justice to the pretty things that were in the package I received . In the package was included the following items------

A beautiful box of 70 tiny flowers in pretty colors
12 petite signage self adhesive labels with words on them
4 spring clips
3 twill clips
3 big pretty decorative flowers
a small cute metal frame
3 package tags with words on them
2 jelly stick on accents
2 packs of color oasis clear overlays one in pink and one in blue
1 flip-flop folio kit
3 packs of fun tab stickers
1 alphabet stickers sheet in red and white
3 sets of chip board designs
1 pack of whoop de doo colored chip boards
3 packs of gorgeous rub ons
1 beautiful pack of snowflake stickers
1 pack of black and white letters stickers


WHEW!

I am trying to decide on all of the great things I can do with this now . I would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU to http://rizzasdesigns.blogspot.com/ for having such a wonderful prize giveaway. I was so glad to win this as it was my first win off of these and is a great one.I hope you enjoy looking and thanks for stopping.



Friday, October 30, 2009

NEW BABY Arrived

Izabella Grace-Anne Klemm was born on October 26,2009 at 9:40pm She weighed 7lbs 6 ounces and was 19 inches long!! She is home and doing very well!!! :)



WOW!! My niece is here now I am in a furious rush to get this secret project done cause she has arrived and I want her to enjoy it. In case any newcomers are reading this I have had a secret Work In Progress for a while now and it is almost finished completely .

I need to get a few more pictures posted of it and then the Finale will be getting a photo of Izabella with her secret gift and also her hankie bonnet and Baby Bundle I made just for her. I hope you all come back to see when I have it all posted and I really am excited to get it finished and actually show it all off together.

Thanks for stopping by my little blog and hope ya come back again.

Monday, October 26, 2009

7gypsies giveaway at BlueMoon Scrapbooking

WOW Look at BlueMoon Scrapbooking . Each day will bring a different giveaway .


To enter you'll need to go to your Facebook, Twitter, forum,club or your blog and post about the contest then go back and leave a message that you posted and tell them where.
This contest ends Tuesday 10/27 - gives you a few days to post about 7gypsies week.

http://bluemoonscrapbooking.blogspot.com/


Good Luck!!!!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

WIP Pictures so far






My secret project continued

Hello friends. Thank you for stopping and taking the time .


I have had a few things going on recently and need to tell you my secret project has been revamped. I had a few problems with the first one so I decided to rip it all out and re start it. It all started when my naughty kittens got into stuff and trashed my cream color yarn. I thought I would just continue with the project as planned but then i ran into some serious deformities as I went along and it was beginning to go crooked .


I decided to tear it apart and start all over with a completely different style and I must say I am glad I did . I feel so much happier with this attempt than I did with the last . I am sad that it started out so nice and went so horribly wrong but I guess it was for the best.

I decided that after the first attempt I liked the colors and have also added a few more to the project . I wanted to have a pretty girl blanket with some fun accessories added for baby to be kept busy .

I came accross a pattern for some really cute crochet flowers and butterflies so i have made a few in cute variegated colors to add to the blanket. I have made sure that they are secure so as not to come off while baby is playing with them.

I am extremely happy with the design I have come up with even if it isn't perfect I am making this up as I go so it is ok. I will continue on and add more pictures too as I get more done and also a final picture when it is completely finished.

I am waiting patiently also to hear when the baby comes because I would LOVE to get a picture later of the baby with her new blanket and also her hankie bonnet I have made. I may even be able to include her baby bundle I made for the baby shower and show them all in one picture.


Well now that I have given an update as to what is new I will also post a new picture shortly for the new and improved WIP.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

WINNER of Foldtuk Kitchenware

WOW! I was checking my email this morning and this is what I saw ....


Hi Amanda,
You are the winner of the Foldtuk Kitchenware on MySentimentExactLee.com. Congratulations! Please email me back within 48 hours and I'll set you up with the sponsor. Thanks so much for entering.

Lee :)
www.mysentimentexactlee.com





You should check out the site and see this new product it is something. I won a 6 cup bowl of my choice from the giveaway and I am excited to see how it looks and how well it works when i get it.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

WIN a fat bundle at Pumpkin Patch Primitives ENDS 10/31


Pumpkin Patch Primitives Quilt Shoppe is having a fabulous giveaway on her blog!

One person will win A Fat Quarter Bundle of Red Rooster's Pumpkins & Spice Fabrics by Whimsicals! (27 fat quarters!!)

Remember, to enter you must POST an entry on your blog with a link to the giveaway.


If 250 posts then another winner is added and if there are 350 entries then a $100 gift certificate to Pumpkin Patch Primitives will be added to the prizes! WOO HOO 3 winners . If you enter please make sure you tell em I sent ya and the same to those you refer.

Giveaway ends on Halloween! (Oct 31st) so GO POST and GOOD LUCK. Thanks to Henrietta she sent me.


FAMILY





Cheaper Than Therapy

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

NAUGHTY LITTLE KITTENS








Well I have been kind of busy working on my project still and as promised I am now posting a picture of my naughty little kittens who decided to get a little nosy and get into moms work basket. I have had to keep my stuff locked up in a bin lately now when I am not around or working on my crocheting because they seem to think it is a playground for them .

I have caught them three times now since in my stuff when I am not looking or go to do something else . I just dont know what to do with these bad little guys they seem to think everything is for them to play with and will try to steal anything they can get there paws on too.


I was using my tiny scissors the other day and thought I had misplaced them or fell into side of couch only to later on hear a sound in kitchen and what do I find but my kittens dragging my scissors around on floor. I should have known better putting my yarn needle and some safety pins on handle because my little kittens are like raccoons they are drawn to shiny objects. I have to be very careful even while I am sleeping as I have been awakened in the middle of the night by my one kitten trying to steal off in the night with my necklace while it is around my neck.

I have been also awakened by them trying to remove my earrings while I slept. I told my hubby that they have got to be part raccoon . They steal stuff ll the time from the kids as well .I am on a constant hunt for things that mysteriously just come up missing all the time. I just have to laugh and search the whole house for stuff and tell the kids to watch where they leave stuff or it will disappear.


I almost feel like we have a baby in the house again the way we have to hide stuff and make sure nothing is left out. We just constantly have a treasure hunt around here though kind of makes life more interesting .

I guess that is what I get for not paying more attention to them cause while your hunting for what they have stolen they are following you around at your feet almost tripping you with every step and if your not careful enough they will end up stealing something else as your back is turned.





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