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*{new things...}*

ll like new things.....and i am posting this sneak peek of the new kit that'll be available at DIXIE PIECES on March won't want to miss are some sneekies....Tammy also posted some sneeks too -- she created some *{AWESOME}* stuff with her scrappy mojo! 

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*{instead of the usual blathering on.....}*

i thought i'd share some pictures of the kiddos and all the fun they had this past weekend......and then i'll bore you with the rest.







despite mack having a hilariously (ok it wasn't funny, but we were all laughing) dramatic-not-being-able-to-stop-and-bailing-into-a-grassy-patch-fall....and pad getting frustrated with all the people that were out so he couldn't go fast.....we had happy kids and happy dogs.....who could ask for more?  we even had happy me and happy karl..... i got to wear flip flops and karl got to grill.....sometimes it really is simple stuff....good 'ol boring if my life was so cosmopolitan....*insert eyeroll*....but it's just nice to have a ordinary miracle kind of day....we're back to gloomy weather this week....but hopefully by the weekend it will be better....lent has brought on a whole bunch of challenges for us....but we're pressing on and trying to improve us and our relationship with the big man upstairs and hoping he appreciates our small gesture....creating, doing laundry....all that exciting stuff too....and the kind hearted stuff this morning when i fell off the porch (because i am famously graceful) and i desperately tried not to get the backpacks in the mud.....which thankfully i didn't and p was all upset with me, "who cares about the backpacks mom! are you ok?" so my purse made it into the mud, but that's ok....karl thinks it was evil plot for me to get a new one, but it rinsed off and it's fine...though i should have milked my injuries.....seeing as how i skinned my knee and elbow....where mack promptly reminded me that i need "el-dow and shim pads" --- she cracks me up, it's going to be so sad when she starts pronouncing things properly. of course a post wouldn't be a post without sharing *coughcoughpimpingcoughcough* my scrappy stuff with you.....

{love letter of sorts}
(this is a challenge you can still complete over at journaling junkie.....there's a great new challenge up right now!) 

this was a part of a scraplift my team did over at  Scrapperie....we lifted Debra Wisinski. 

 this is another lift inspired by Shabby Miss Jen she is one of my favorites!

*{and of course i've been hard at work -- creating stuff with my DiXiE PiecES kit.....which you'll get to see a sneek peak of this keep checking....and i am excited to share it..... :0) }*

{good luck out there getting where you think you're heading for}

if you can name that song.....well then you are a kindred spirit. :) so i updated that blog banner.....and well i'm kind of "meh" about it'll probably get revamped again......i'm hoping that you're all safe and warm and that you're doing alright....hang in there, spring is around the corner somewhere.....feeling it......soothe yourself with what you love long as it's not hurting you or anyone else......we've been getting by, feeling the effects of many germs infiltrating my antibacterial wall.....try as i might, i can't keep them adrift.....kiddos are way into school....enjoying each day, telling me all the colorful things a kg and 2nd grader can tell you.....and i believe that they are what makes the world go around.....making me laugh, making the day a little sunnier when it seemed dim around the edges....and of course crazy dogs....they shredded a newspaper with great enthusiasm this morning....why do i let them? because it makes them happy and it makes me happy when they are content and sighing doggy sighs after a obnoxious amount of play and barky barks.....don't mind me....i'm stuck in a corner of my mind today.....well it seems the past few days....know you're's a few things i've been working on and i'll be sharing my journaling junkie challenge as soon as stef posts it......

{good day sunshine - altered canvas} 

xxxx's and oooo's,




{StARTs TOdaY!} get on over and participate....there are games and challenges....and you NEED to check out the GRAND PRIZE that Sherry and Brenna are offering.......


The March 2010 DixiePieces kit PLUS these goodies.....2010 Winter Fancy Pants paper releases, page kits from My Little Yellow Bicycle new releases, Maya Road chipboard, Basic Grey bling, Graphic 45 paper, a pink Making Memories apron, and more!

{wHAt ArE YOU wAItING foR? GO NOW! Sign up and have fun!}

*{DixIE PieCes "ReCeSS" FebRuARy KiT is UP!}*

Ok friends....there is a fabulously versatile kit up for sale at Dixie should all {check it out}'s full of great papers and fun embellishments....


Here's what comes in this kit:

Patterned Paper and Cardstock

(single sheets of 12x12 paper unless otherwise stated)

October Afternoon Report Card Field Trip (double sided)
October Afternoon Report Card Story Hour (double sided)
October Afternoon Report Card Hot Lunch (double sided)
Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Appreciation (double sided)
Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Fitting In (double sided)
Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Study Hall(double sided)
Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Tube Socks (double sided)
Fancy Pants Trick or Treat Candy Corn (double sided)
Fancy Pants Trick or Treat Enchanted (double sided)
Lily Bee Audrey Smashing (double sided)
Bazzill Basics cardstock Gulf (2 sheets), Pineapple Bliss, Cardinal 


(single items unless otherwise noted)

My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Red
Jenni Bowlin School Alphabet Stickers Beige and Mini Die Cut Label
Basic Grey Doilies (1/2 sheet) 
October Afternoon Report Card Label Stickers
October Afternoon Journals Scallop
October Afternoon Journals Label 
Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend Chipboard Pieces
Sassafras Lass Sweet Marmalade Sticker Sheets
Buttons Galore Pet Mix Buttons
May Arts Red Chenille Ribbon (1 yard)
Bakers Twine in 3 colors (2 yds each)

Here's some things you could do with your kit......

{scrapping buddies} 

{first day re-do} 


{let's go fly a kite} 

{missing you card}
*{ThE DiXiE PieCEs DT did some great work with this kit. Very inspiring and very talented! ChECK it OUt!}*