Saturday, November 20, 2010

Urban Swank Blog Hop

Welcome to My Blog- and The Urban Swank Blog Hop this weekend. I am glad you came by to visit .
Be sure and visit Urban Swank's Face Book page they are  giving away prizes this weekend  this is the  link: Urban Swank Facebook.

 The entire team is playing along this week end soplease be sure and look for all of the great projects along the way.

Becky Teichmiller

Erika Taylord

Rachel Theall

Virginia Wong

Marci Knecht

Pauline Dirrig

Simona Gughi

Gayle Martin

Michelle Van Etten

Candra George

Urban Swank

For my project I started with White Washed paper and cut out the beautiful details from the  Urban Lily Sushi Stripes collection. This link will take you to the paper collection .

The soft cocoa's corals, and tans compliment the sepia colors of the photos perfectly,

 You are currently at the blog of Gayle Martin
To get to the next blog you will need to follow this link to the blog of  Michelle Van Etten -Just follow this link-Trendyscrapper and you will be on your way.

Have a great Pre Holiday weekend.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Holiday Cards and Gifts with ShutterFly

 Most of you know that I love taking photos it supports my other hobbies.

I am always taking photos of some one...... I love to take Photos. Tomorrow I am going over to my brother's house and find some children to photograph. They have been gone for a few days and I want to see how much they have grown. Good excuse that should work what do you thing. They are still at the age that they like to have their picture taken That should be fairly easy there are six children 16 thru 2 years of age.

Next week my daughter, Son in law and Son will be here for the Holidays. More photos!!! My daughter wants her Christmas card photos taken.

Which brings me to this post.

Holiday Cards
Shutterfly has  a huge assortment of holiday card to choose from. Some  are beautiful holiday cards and other can be simply a photo with chosen words.

Isn't this simply adorable, this gives me worderful ideas for my photos.
Visit the Shutter fly web site to see all of the choice of holiday cards.

Do you have a child that is away at college or maybe they just want to send their own holiday card.  Better yet maybe your favorite pets needs to send out their holiday wish list to the family.  This is a wonderful design  for that single photo.

The also have lots of Holiday design choices to compliment you beautiful photos.

Holiday Calendars

They have a huge selection of Holiday calendars and I love the options you can add to you calendar.

Besides using your photos you can personalalize all of you birthdays and special dates, you can see all of the options and choices on their web site. Just use this link below.

Looking for that perfect gift for the Grandparents- Photo Books

For all of you Scrapbookers this gift is the best ever. I usually scrapbook and give away most of my pages to the family members. Last year my daugher photographed some of my pages  I was giving away. She them created a book of the images for me to keep.. You may choose to use your pages to create a book for your other family members.

Shutter Fly has some amazing deals going on right now as well as free shipping on select
items.  Visit their web site today and be amazed how easy it is to put together some beautiful gifts.

Friday, November 12, 2010

So Maybe Mom Was Right

My daughter and some of her friends far and wide have a blog called......

So Maybe Mom Was Right

What it is about -Women from different backgrounds and lifestyles come together weekly with thoughts on cooking, fitness, and managing a healthy lifestyle.  

My daughter  is the  person that writes the weekly fitness articles. No she did not get that trait from me. But I got an email today asking me to help publicize their blog.  So I am happy to help them out when ever I can.

They are hosting a giveaway from an amazing website called CSN Stores. CSN Stores has over 200 stores where you can find everything from bathroom shelving to fantastic fitness equipment to cookware!
This is a great opportunity to get a new product to build your home gym or find something useful to make all those healthy recipes!
To Enter:
1. Leave a comment telling  them what you would buy with a giftcard from CSN Stores
For Extra Entries:
*Become a public follower of So Maybe Mom Was Right (+1 entry)

*Like So Maybe Mom Was Right on Facebook (+1 entry)
*Share info about the giveaway on Facebook or twitter and leave a comment with the link (+1 entry)

*Blog about the giveaway and leave a comment with the link (+2 entries)

-please leave a separate comment for each entry, with links if necessary

-this giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only

-entry deadline: Thursday, November 18th at 4pm EST

Follow this link to their blog for all of the information and to leave your posts.

Thanks for supporting them and good luck!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November 10, 1951

My mom grew up in Lloyd, Florida and moved to Jacksonville, Florida after graduation. She lived with her Aunt Janie while working at the telephone company.

My dad moved to Jacksonville from Georgia where he had lived with his mother. He worked at the cigar factory in Jacksonville, Fl and then for Luzianne tea company.

They got married on November 10, 1951 and moved to Lake City, Florida.

Congratulations Mom and Dad on 59 years !!! I love you.


Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday Drive as a Family Tradition

As a kid every Sunday we went on a family drive in the afternoon. Some time we actually went some where... like Jacksonville, Fl  and went shopping at Zayre's ( one of the only stores that was open on Sunday).  Other times we just drove around  in the country and looked at farm, Maybe a trip to the river we have plenty to visit there is  the Santa Fe River, Ichetucknee Springs and the Suwanee River. It usually ended up with us stopping to get ice cream at the drug store by the end of the day.


On this particular Samantha, Roxy  were visiting Tutta and Pappa so I went a picked them up for the day. I took a lot of photos of Roxy on this day and these are some of the photos.

We spotted this field, have climbed over a fence and are taking photos among the flowers on this bright sunny day. Then out of the clear blue comes a summer rain and we a getting standing in the middle of an open field. The girls start laughing hysterically because we will clearly be drenched before we reach the car.
Roxy is my brother's third child and he told me last night he was very close to her as a young child because her mother was working as a teacher when she was a baby.  To know Roxy is to truly see she is her father's child. Their personalities are very similar.
Love you,