Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's one of my new goals...

So, on a layout that will be revealed tomorrow on the Forward Progress blog, one of my goals that I journaled about is to start blogging at least 3 times a week. Keep in mind that this is one of my goals for the next year, so I have some time, don't I? ;-) My dilemma with the whole blogging thing is that I usually only post when I have something creative to share, since this is mainly a scrapbook blog. Being that some weeks I am less productive then others, sometimes that makes the blogging more frequently thing hard, lol. So, i'm going to start trying to share more cute stories (as the kids always provide lots of those) and any other random stuff I find interesting in hopes to keep the blog more interesting for you guys who are kind enough to read here :-)

Starting with a funny story - I just have to share this as it cracks me up every time I think about it. There is this toy machine at the local grocery store that Noah always asks to play - the kind with the crane where you hit the button to lower it to try to win a stuffed animal. Well, the stuffed animals are the "big" prizes, but as we learned the first (and only) time he played, every person is a winner. So, when you don't win the big prize, a second, smaller crane, closes down on some candy on the other side of the machine. Anyway, noah really wanted to play the other day, and since he was being helpful in the grocery store, I gave him the dollar to play. So, he moves the crane, hits the button, and down it goes... picking up a stuffed dog! Some random lady who was watching, as well as Chloe and I, were all so excited, congratulating noah for winning the dog. Well, my crazy son starts crying hysterically, screaming "but I wanted the candy!!!" Oh lordie. Gotta love 4 1/2 year olds ;-) So, the sucker that I am searched around the diaper bag for another dollar to let him purposefully lose this time so that he could get the small, not nearly as exciting prize of two pieces of candy :-)

Moving onto scrappy stuff, here is a new Fancy Pants layout:


Speaking of Fancy Pants, we got word today that our FP boxes shipped last Thursday - yay, I can't wait! Let the mailman stalking begin!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week and that whichever holiday you celebrate (Passover/Easter), you had a great one!!

19 comments:

Lisa T. Howard said...

YAY! So we get more "Staci time"? Can't wait! I LOVE seeing all your crafty eye candy but I also love the stories...they are THE best way to get to know you better. Loved the candy story. :) There is a bit of imparted wisdom in this story...sometimes the best things come to those who lose??? lol! Can't wait to see what you do with that new box of Fancy Pants good-stuff!!!

Wendy Kwok said...

What a cute LO!

Denise said...

LOL!!! FUnny story Staci, glad to hear that you will be posting more...as you know I love to hang out here when you give us something to drool over!!!! Love this layout cute cute cute!!!

Lucy Edson said...

I can picture your story exactly, Staci - it sounds like something that would happen around here! ;) And I know just what you mean about the random blogging - I feel the same way.

Love the little butterfly border you created on your layout! So cute! Have fun with your new goodies! I am eager to see what is coming next from FP!

Staci said...

Love love love the layout! :-) You always do beautiful work. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Tessa said...

beautifull layout!!

Jocelyn said...

I agree with Staci, yay we get more Staci Time!!!! Love the story about Noah and his winning!!! How cute!!! Did you have a camera with you? :) Love the LO and the butterflies are gorgeous!!!! I can't wait to see the rest. Did you get your row boat out yet, we are floating away!!!!! happy Wednesday!

Meg Giroux said...

What a funny story Staci! I can picture this whole thing happening, been there! Kids are so funny sometimes! :)

Adorable layout! The kiddos are getting so big! Chloes hair is getting so long and pretty!

Hope you have a great week! I want to come to your house and stalk the mailman for the FP box too!

meganklauer said...

Beautiful page! Love how you did the stitching and how you used the butterflies! Amazing...as always! Yay...to more blog time. TFS

doris said...

hilarious!

and yay for more blogging from you! start now!

adorable lo. your kids are so cute. :D

Jen Martakis said...

heeheehee! He just wanted candy! That is such a cute story! Love your layout lady! And more blogging? WooHoo!!!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

staci - this layout is simply amazing. you are such an inspriation and such a total sweetheart - thx for the sweet post on my blog! hope you have a great day! :) smiles, m-

Peggy said...

Such a cute page!! I love how you did the butterflies and that stitching around the photos looks fantastic!

I enjoyed the story of Noah. I for one am applauding the fact that you're going to share more of those stories with us, it's fun!

xxx Peggy

KimmyS said...

Yup that would have been my sentiment - I woud have wanted the candy too...he he

I hear ya on the blog posts as I am the same, I tend to only post when I have something crafty to share as well.

Maybe we can edge each other on to blog more frequent :)

Bethany Kartchner said...

I love those butterflies! So creative!

Heather Swan said...

Fantastic layout!!! I especially love the butterflies and those letters - did they come that way? Love it!!!!

Jessica said...

that is so funny...gotta love kids! i love that pg. those butterflies are so adorable and great pics of the kids!

Brenda Hurd said...

LOVE love your layout - those butterflies are so darn cute - box came -its fab - can't wait till you get yours!

Audrey Pettit said...

Cute story, Staci! Kids always keep you on your toes, don't they? I've always disliked that particular game machine. I notice how usually, the arm will drop on an animal, but not lock on it. Seems rigged to me. So congrats to Noah for actually getting something.
and your page is super cute. I love the stitching around the photos, and the butterflies are awesome. Love that you used the negative punched strip behind them.