Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dad- Altoids Tin

Well this is all I could manage to post today. I am having a few problems with Picasa and my photo albums. I added several images but only a few are showing up. Very frustrating and I still have some thank you cards to make so I will have to do some more trouble shooting later on.

I painted the back and outside edges of this tin with a gold Krylon paint pen and covered the rest with designer paper adhering it with ATG tape. A few embellishments and there you have it. I had the best time making these little gems. I also made two Christmas ones that I hope to get uploaded for you.

I am going to try to get ready for the holidays a bit early this year so I don't feel so stressed. I plan on decorating the tree and making my Christmas cards Thanksgiving weekend. I actually bought a few gifts today for my staff so I can take that off my list.

I don't make Thanksgiving cards to don't hold your breath on seeing any posted here. This week I am going to teach our stamp club how to make a Tee-Pee card. It will be decorated for Christmas so it will look like a Christmas tree when we are done. It also makes a cute ornament.

Tomorrow we are supposed to get a bit of snow. It sounds like a good day to stay in and get cozy.

~have fun and enjoy!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea

...begin with you! I just love this sentiment. It can have so many meanings which I won't get on my psychology soap box. But for this card I see it as happiness begins with yourself.

I used SU Lost Lagoon and Pool Party card stock. The designer paper and rose panel are from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea line. The seam binding is SU Pool Party and the sentiment is from the SU Petite Pairs set. I punched out the sentiment with the SU medium Oval and then layered it on pieces punched out with SU Curly Label and Modern Label.

 I will try to get the altered Altoids tins uploaded next week. I still need to load the pictures onto my computer from the camera. We took a trip to Scottsdale, Arizona two weeks ago and I have been trying to get caught up at work which doesn't leave much energy for getting caught up on things around the house. It was part work and part vacation. We rented a house rather than a hotel so when I came back from the hospitals I could relax in the sun and pool. The weather was wonderful-sunny and in the mid to upper 90s. We drove up to the Grand Canyon and I have to say that it is a sight to be seen and pictures will never do it justice. This has certainly been a summer of crossing things off my bucket list.
~Have fun and enjoy!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea

 I hope you all had a great weekend. I have been very busy altering Altoids tins for an up coming class that I am teaching this week. I will share those with you after the class. Today's card is shabby chic. I used papers from the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea 8x8 pad. This line is great because it has designer paper and several pages of panels that can be cut apart for tags, which is what the pink rose is. The sentiment was created with SU's Curly Label punch and Modern Label punch. I think we sometimes forget how we can get such a different look by layering two different punches. I then used the Medium Oval to puch out the sentiment from SU Petite Pairs. The ribbon is also from SU which is Pool Party seam binding. This card took me all of 15 minutes.
The DH and I went out for diner Friday night and then to the movies to see The Judge. Is it possible for a middle aged woman to have a crush on a movie star? I have seen several Iron Man movies with Robert Downey Jr., but let me tell you, it wasn't until The Judge that I would have put a poster of him on the wall if I thought I could get away with it. That was one hot guy in this movie. I guess what is even more appealing is how he has turned his life around. You go RD! Oh and by the way, the  story line was great and I highly recommend it. Five stars from me.
~have fun and enjoy!


Thursday, October 2, 2014

A little bird's nest

 It's Friday eve and one of my most favorite nights of the week. I thought I would get a post in before my favorite TV shows start. My weekend will be spent in my stamping studio making sample cards with some of the new Stampin' Up Christmas stamps. Later this month I will be teaching a class on altered Altoids tins at our stamp club so I need to make some samples for that as well.

This is a card that is all Stampin' Up and was very fun to make. I especially liked the nest which I used twine to make it look more realistic and to give the card more texture. I started out by embossing the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock with the Framed Tulips embossing folder. I cut the designer paper to fit just inside the embossed frame. The border was created with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch on Strawberry Slush card stock and the I layered pearls over the top. The stamp set for the nest and branch is from the Take Care set and the flowers are the Petite Petals Mini set punched out with the Petite Petals mini punch. I used twine to make the nest more realistic. The sentiment is also from the Take Care set and I punched that out with the Ticket Duo punch. The ink is Melon Mambo. For some reason the Strawberry Slush ink seems more red to me than the paper so I went with the Melon Mambo.

Well Grey's Anatomy is ready to start to I gotta run. My ultimate favorite show is Scandal and comes on right after Grey's, which I am so glad has moved up an hour. At least I stand a chance of not looking so bad on Friday mornings now that I can get that extra hour of sleep. At least that was my excuse.
~have fun and enjoy!

Monday, September 22, 2014

A few scraps

This card was created with leftover pieces from a previous card. I tied it all together with the flowers and scroll work. I am terrible for saving all my scraps but look how nicely it turned out. I have gotten better and now I only save the larger scraps. I must admit, my scrap drawers were getting pretty ridiculous. I have a rolling cart that has 6 drawers. One is filled with white scraps, one is cream, a  pink & black,  a yellow/orange/brown, a blue & green,  and a red/purple/metallic drawer. It sits right behind me and it is within arms reach so when I need a scrap it is right there.  I hate to waste paper but something had to give so now I toss out all the little scraps begrudgingly.  
The designer paper is All Abloom from SU. The card stock is also from SU and is Lost Lagoon and Barely Banana. The flowers were from the $2 bin at Michaels. I cut out the leaves with a Sizzix die called Branch w/Leaves and the scroll is Elegant Scrollwork from MemoryBox. The sentiment is from Just Right called Seeds of Kindness. The yellow panel was embossed with the Cluster Set embossing folder from Sizzix.

It has been a wonderful summer watching the twin fawns growing up and learning the survival methods they will need as they they continue to grow. They come to the yard daily and and they have now lost all their spots. We have also had a pair of cardinals that have raised their young in a nearby tree. I didn't realize how big of a role the male plays in raising the little ones. He feeds them and teaches them how to fend for themselves while the female starts laying her second brood of the summer. It is comical to see the young bird who is almost as large as the parents begging for food. We also have four turkeys that come almost daily. One tom and three hens - must be quite a fella cause the ladies sure seem to like him.

~have fun and enjoy!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Colored pencils


Friends- they certainly make the world a better place. For those of you who know me, you know I am not one to use my colored pencils very often, but when I got this new stamp from SU it screamed pencils. It is called Corner Garden and I was drawn to the shades of purple. It turned out better then I had expected. I a sentiment from Jillibean soup by Hampton Art called Handwritten Sentiments. There are several nice ones in this set. To fancy it up a bit I used the border punch from MS called Deco Fan and then added some rhinestones. After I had finally finished coloring the flowers I noticed a smudge and I was heartsick, but being a long time stamper I knew exactly what to do. I covered it up with the butterfly which is a Memory Box die cut called Pippi Butterfly.
The pencils I used are Prismacolor and the colors I used are below.
PC934 Lavender
PC956 Lilac
PC1008 Parma Violet
PC932 Violet
PC1096 Kelly Green
PC988 Marine Green

Another great weekend is almost over. I got all my chores done that I had on my list for the weekend (which is always a good feeling) and I even had some time to make this card. I also managed to squeeze in some time to soak up the sun. Not too many more 80 degree days left I am afraid. The leaves are turning, the nights are cooler and the deer are starting to get their winter coats. That's not a very good sign. I also like fall but I hate the end of summer just as much. I guess I can't have both, now can I.

Hope you all have a great week.

~Have fun and enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bucket List- check

 We headed up north to the U.P. for my sister-n-law's wedding last weekend but we took a few days off before and headed over to the west side of the state for some much needed fun. My children are still in disbelief that the DH and I went zip-lining and that it was my idea. Let me just say it was so liberating and awesome. We did the full 3 hour canopy tour and were 100 feet up in the air on some of the lines. There were 5 swinging suspended wooden bridges that we had to walk across to the 9 different zip-lines. The views were spectacular after the first 2 lines when I could stop focusing on technique and just enjoy the ride.

We rented a condo on the beach for two nights in Boyne City and we could see the entire harbor on the south shore of Lake Charlevoix from our balcony. At night we left the bedroom windows open and we could hear the waves lapping on the shore all night. What a view to wake up to each morning. After zip-lining in the morning, we made some lunch and took it down to the beach for an afternoon of sun and floating in the water. I have to say it was one of the most relaxing short vacations we have done in a long time and I can now cross zip-lining off my bucket list.

Today's card is all SU. The card stock is Pistachio Pudding and Mellon Mambo. The designer paper is All Abloom. Such a nice color combo for summer. I used the Deco Labels die for the sentiment which is from the stamp set Let Your Hair Down. Of course you know me, it has to have some bling and I layered that over some lime green ruffled gingham ribbon. Check out the little yellow birds, aren't they the cutest. They are expoxy clear stickers from Heidi Grace called Tweet Memories.

Still can't believe summer is over. Here in Michigan we didn't know it even started. I think I can count on one hand the number of hot steamy days we had. Hoping for some good thunderstorms today. I plan on spending the afternoon in my studio cleaning and organizing. Hopefully I will get some time to also make a few cards once I can see my desk. I always enjoy seeing the lightening and rain through the skylights and as always I will have a scented candle burning.
~have fun and enjoy! 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A nice day for a buggy ride

The camera images certainly didn't do this card justice. It looks much prettier in real life, I think because of the rhinestones that I strategically placed on the designer paper in the center of the flowers. Anyway, I used KaiserCraft On This Day stamped in SU Island Indigo. The carriage was stamped on a white panel cut out with Spellbinders Gold Labels 4. Just behind that you can see the Opulent Ovals cut out of SU Lost Lagoon. The bottom edge is SU Island Indigo card stock and was punched out using MS Optic Dot punch. You can click on the image to enlarge if you wish.

What a beautiful summer day we had today and I couldn't help but think it would have been a perfect day to be out on a buggy like the stamped image on today's card.  After I made a wedding card and a few birthday cards, I spent some time sitting outside on the deck and you can certainly tell fall will be here soon by the position of the sun. I had to move my chair around a few times to stay in the sun. It makes me sad that summer is almost over but I love fall so it ends up being bitter sweet. I was out shopping yesterday and my heart went out to all the moms I saw with their kids starting their back to school shopping. Those are days that I certainly don't miss. The laundry is calling so I will have to stop here.

~have fun and enjoy!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Love the new color

 I couldn't wait to use the new SU color Lost Lagoon. I paired it up with this KaiserCraft Storyteller History designer paper. The Lost Lagoon pulled the teal colors out of the paper so nicely. The labels were cut out using Spellbinders Decorative Labels 28. I tucked the MemoryBox die Honey Blossom Sprig behind the Labels 28 a bit and added a few very small buttons for added texture. I stamped the bird in SU Baked Brown Sugar which is another one of my favorite colors. It is a Hampton Art stamp from the clear set Vintologie. The twig was stamped in SU Sahara Sand and it is a Stampendous stamp called Silhouette Sprig. Some old olive seam binding and a few round embellishments for bling and there you have it.

While I was away we had gone up to the family cottage in the Michigan's Upper Peninsula. For those of you who didn't know, this is where I was raised. My husband is also from up there and we met in college. My daughter came home from North Carolina with her dog and we all drove the 11 hours up to God's country. We stopped in at my in-laws and spent a night to check in on them- both have been sick the last few months. It sure helps to break the trip up. We drove 8 hours and then got up the next morning and did the last 3. We had some great weather again this year which as anyone in Michigan knows can change on a dime. I was worried that my DH was going to have a hard time going to the cottage without Jake and the fact that my daughter was bringing her dog might make it even worse but I think it was therapeutic for him. He said he felt a bit guilty at how nice and relaxing it was not having any of our own dog issues to deal with while traveling. I still find myself getting melancholy every now and then when I look around the house at places Jake used to lay down or when we get home and no one comes to great us at the door, but time will heal. I have been trying to arrange trips that we normally wouldn't take because of having a dog. We are heading back up to the UP in a few weeks for a family wedding so I think we will head over to the west side of the state and spend a night or two as tourists just for fun. We also planned a vacation around a work trip out to Scottsdale Arizona in October since we won't have the added expense of boarding a dog in a kennel. It's almost like going through empty nesting again once the last one leaves for college. No strings to hold us back.

~have fun and enjoy!

Monday, July 21, 2014

It was time.....

We had to make the hard decision to finally put Jake down last Thursday. The pathology came back and it wasn't liver cancer but a badly infected liver. My son had come home to say his goodbyes and we had ourselves emotionally ready until the vet called with the change in diagnosis from the pathology report. We tried antibiotics with no guarantees that they would work and life in our home became a roller coaster for a few days. As it ended up Jake was just too week since he barely had eaten anything in a few weeks and after being on the strongest meds they could give him he didn't even have the strength anymore to stand. That isn't a car ride I ever want to experience again. The vet was so gentle and he himself even carried Jake's body out to the truck when it was over. He laid his hands on Jake and said nothing for a few seconds. He told us there was no charge and I could see Jake's death also affected him. He has taken care of him his whole 13 years of life. They had wrapped Jake in his favorite blanket and he was nicely curled up in a ball just like he used to on the living room carpet. They had also taped the blanket and the vet pointed out which end was his head. I really don't know why he felt the need to tell us that but it was very thoughtful. The picture above was taken last week on one of his better days but still not being able to stand. He had a wonderful life.

Today we received a single rose in a vase with a card from the Vet's office. If you click on the picture below you can read the card.  I have heard of offices sending sympathy cards to the owners who have lost their pet but I had not heard of this. It was a thoughtful gesture that we greatly appreciated but it shouldn't have surprised us as the staff at this clinic are so compassionate.

Not much else to say. Just trying to adjust to the empty house.

~have fun and enjoy!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Clean and Sweet

Something clean and sweet today. I saw a version of this card in a stamp store and I changed it up slightly. What I liked the most about the card is the use of Liquid Pearls for the frosting. It looks like marshmallow cream- yum!
The designer paper is BoBunny's Primrose and the card stock is SU Pink Pirouette. I used the stamp set Create a Cupcake also from SU. The sentiment is from a company called Morning Star that is usually at a local stamping convention every August. I just love the little fonts like this because then I can punch them out with SU's Word Window punch.

Ok I don't know about you but now I have the craving for a cupcake. Luckily there aren't any in the house because I would probably eat two.

It is a sad day in our house. We had to take our dog Jake into see the vet on Friday. They did some lab work, x-rays and a liver aspiration. We were told that his kidneys are failing and they think he has liver cancer. He has had an awful time trying to get up and walk with his arthritis the past two weeks. This all came on rather sudden so we weren't ready for this news even though we know he is old. He hasn't been eating and I thought it was because he missed the DH. We will get the pathology report back tomorrow but we are are going to have to make a decision about his mobility. The DH is carrying him down the steps to go outside and then carrying him back in. It makes me very nervous because I worry about him falling with the dog. We have had Jake for 13 years since he was a puppy so this is going to be very hard, even more so on the DH. I have been praying that the good Lord will just take him and not leave this decision up to us. It will be a difficult week for sure.

~Have fun and enjoy!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

It's been too long

 I wouldn't blame you one bit if you had given up on me. I would have said the "H... with you" and would have never come back. But if you are here then thank you for having faith in me. It has been quite a summer so far. My mother-n-law has been sick for about 8 weeks now and in the last week has had two surgeries. Not good for someone who is 88. She has been having a lot of stomach and bowel issues. Last week they took out her gallbladder and today she had bowel surgery. Keeping our fingers crossed that she will now be on the mend. My DH made a trip up to the UP when it all first started to help his 88 year old father take care of her. He came home for 2 weeks and then went on his annual camping trip in the UP, to no man's land that is lacking of running water and electricity. Bad ass camping is what I call it. While up there his mother ended up with her first surgery. He is supposed to come home tomorrow but it will depend on how his mom is doing.

Since I've had almost three weeks here to myself I thought I would spend a good portion in my studio making some new creations. I got a bit sidetracked with home improvement projects and the stamping had taken a back seat. I guess I was getting a little burnt out with the stamping as was shown by my lack of posting. I never, never, ever thought I would say that but it happened. I just couldn't get too excited about it. I even brought back some lovely things from my favorite stamping store in Florida but they just sat there on my desk. Oh well, I am back now.

I used the new Blackberry Bliss paper from Stampin'Up and embossed it with a Cuttle bug folder that was in a set and I have no idea what the name is- sorry. The designer paper is Marie Antoinette from FabScraps. Just love this new line of papers. The Memory Box die is Lovely Tendril and Fresh Foliage. The flowers are from Prima's Stationer's Desk line. The seam binding is SU Wisteria Wonder and the tag is SU's Tiny Tags punched out with the Petite Curly Label. You can get a better look as the embossing in the picture below.

 I spent a lot of time outside in the sun this past week as I had the 3rd and the 4th off. Made for a very nice long weekend. While sitting on the deck, look who stopped by for a visit. Aren't they just adorable. They were very playful and pranced around the yard but still very skittish and always kept mom in view. They must be about 4 weeks old now. They sure grow fast.

The DH left the dog home with me while he went up camping. Jake is a Border Collie and is 13 years old. His arthritis has been getting progressively worse and since Gerry left he can't even get up off the hardwood floors or up the steps. It has been quite a chore trying to lift him up on all fours and then up the steps on the deck. Luckily there are only 4 steps or I would be needing a chiropractor. He has also not been eating which is typical when Gerry is gone but he had not eaten hardly anything. I hope nothing else is wrong with him. I cooked him some brown rice and scrambled eggs which he ate just a little bit of. Hopefully when his buddy comes home he will perk up.
I have another house makeover project that I hope to have finished next weekend and then I will share some pictures of the before and after. I have been wanting to do this for sometime now and I am really excited about it.

~have fun and enjoy!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Serene Silhouettes

 The post is waaaaay over due! This last week I feel like I have been on auto pilot. Our hospital switched over to a new computer system hospital wide. That means it affected every area of the hospital. I put in 60 hours this week and this morning I am feeling it. The good side is that everything went well for the departments I am in charge of and I will have fun spending the extra money from my paycheck at my favorite stamping store in Florida.

For today's card I used one of the newer Spellbinders called Valiant Honor. The stamped image is from the Serene Silhouettes Stampin'Up set. I used my markers to color the stamp and used the "huffed" technique to moisten the image with my breath before I stamped it. For those of you who aren't aware of this technique it has nothing to do with drugs, although I could sure use some this morning.

We had a really nice Easter here. The kids were home and we colored Easter eggs with our grandson Chatham. The DH had over 40 plastic eggs filled with candy,  hidden outside for him when he arrived. I think he likes the challenge of the hunt but not into the Easter Egg thing. He is at that turning point of just wanting to eat the candy. Today we are going down to celebrate his 11th birthday. Looks like another long day which includes a 75 minutes drive each way if traffic is good. I hope I can find some energy to stop at Michael's while I am down there. The closest one to me is 35 minutes away.

The DH will be holding down the fort while I head to the sunny beaches of Florida next week. My girlfriend has a new place and I am anxious to see it. She said we have some decorating to do which involves shopping. Most of all I am looking forward to the Sun and some warmer temperatures. It has been rainy here all week. Not that I had much time to notice. I was either sleeping or working. I think I really deserve this vacation this year. Carol- get the blender ready.

Hope all my Michigan friends have fun at the annual stamping convention. Say hi to Tim H. for me and I will try to find room in my suitcase to bring back some sunshine.

~have fun and enjoy!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A perfect day!

 What a perfect day. The weather is finally starting to show signs of spring. It was nice enough outside today that my DH and I were able to clean up the gardens- without coats I might add. I couldn't believe the leaves that we raked out  of the beds after what we had done in the fall. Where do they all come from over the winter.  He cooked T-bone steaks and corn on the cob on the grill for dinner and I found a cheddar bay biscuit mix that Red Lobster makes and it's the real deal.  A perfect end to a perfect day.

I picked up a new set of Spellbinders on Friday. This one is Valiant Honor. I cut the frame of the card using the largest die. The white panel is Spellbinders Gold Label Four and the Pear Pizazz green panel is from the Opulent Ovals die set. The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs SU set and I used another die from the Valiant Honor Spellbinders set. The flowers are Prima and the the leaves are from the MS Frond punch and McGill Fern punch.

I need some graduation cards in a few months and I figured there was no time like the present. Yesterday I finished all of them and now I just have to remember where I will put them until then. The next few months will be busy with getting the flower beds planted and mulch spread. Every other year we get a truck load of mulch delivered and then I just fill in as needed in the off year with a few bags. And that is another one of life's mysteries- where does all that mulch go?
I am looking forward to my annual Florida trip in a few weeks. Can't wait to lay in the sun and spend some time with my stamping buddy. She is still doing some decorating of their new place so more than likely we will be having some fun shopping. One of my other favorite hobbies is home interior decorating and I can only keep changing things in my own home every so often. It will be fun to help Carol's with hers. I think I will end this perfect day with a good book.
~have fun and enjoy!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Pretty and Pink

Had a great stamping party last weekend. It is always so much fun to get together with these girls and a good excuse to eat some chocolate in any form. Since it was Sale-a-Bration everyone went home with some freebies including this card they made for a make-n-take. They had their choice of Wisteria Wonder polka-dot designer paper or this fan pattern which is in the Subtles Color Collection Designer Paper Stack from Stampin' Up. The pink tag was made with the new Scalloped Tag Topper punch and then embossed with the Stripes embossing folder. I rounded off the corners and added a different twist on the ribbon. Rather than knotting it, I tied it with a piece of twine for added texture. The flowers were made with the Petite Petals stamp set and punched out with the coordinating Petite Petals punch in Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate ink. This can be purchased as a bundled set out of the current mini catalog. Love it when you get what you can get both and save a few dollars to buy something else. The Scallop Tag punch can also be found in the same mini catalog. The bird is from the Polka-Dot Pieces stamp set and punched out with the Bird Builder punch and stamped in Melon Mambo. The sentiment is from the Label Something stamp set and also stamped in Melon Mambo. I used the coordinating Artisan Label punch to punch it out. For the faux ribbon I used Smokey Slate card stock and punched it out with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch.
I have been working on my youngest son's room with mixed emotions. Even though he hasn't lived at home the last few years of college, I still felt he hadn't completely left since he still had quite a bit of stuff in his room. Now that he has finished college and has a great job, it has set it that he is never coming back home to live. My baby has really left the nest and I am feeling kind of sad about that- proud but sad. I am very proud of all three of my children because they are doing what they love but there is something about the last one that just tugs at your heart. I didn't clean out his dressers but there were some totes and other items stored in the corner waiting for him to take back to school. Obviously they are filled with items he feels he can live without so I moved them to the basement. I want to get the room is shape because my brother, his wife and the twins are coming over for a long weekend. The girls will just have turned two and we are excited to have them. Getting the room ready for a happy occasion helped.
I can actually see grass outside the window as I am typing. The sun is shinning and I if don't look too far to the right and see the patch of snow that is still on the ground, I might be able to fool myself into thinking summer is almost here. If only it were so!
~ have fun and enjoy!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Soft and Subtle

I made this card awhile ago for a Stampin' Up party and I realized it was one I hadn't shared with you. I am getting ready for another party next weekend and I came across this one when I was looking for samples to display. The stamp set is Apothecary Art. The card stock is Pistachio Pudding as the base and Costal Cabana on top of that which I used the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder. The ink is Costal Cabana and Wisteria Wonder. I used Stampin Up framelits Labels Collection to cut out the Apothecary Art stamped images. The seam binding is Pool Party. This turned out to be a very soft and subtle card that I can use for someone who is going through a rough patch.

 I hope you all had a great week. We were busy digging out of 6 inches of snow but some of the drifts from the strong winds were 3 feet. The really bad weather started after I had gone to work so the ride home was a real treat. At least I only live 15 minutes from the hospital on a good day. I had called home to see if my DH had cleaned out the driveway and he said he was just going out to do it. I left work 45 minutes later thinking that would give him enough time. When I pulled up he was at the top of the driveway and the snow was a couple of feet down at the bottom, so I continued on down our road looking for a place to turn around. I finally found a driveway that had been cleared out. When I pulled up in front of the house my DH came to the road and suggested I go to the grocery store to get tomatoes for the salads we were having for dinner while he finished snow blowing. TOMATOES really? The roads in our subdivision were just one lane so I couldn't park in front of the house. I headed to the nearest parking lot and thought I would just play on my iPad for a bit to waste some time. I ended up shopping at Cracker Barrel and then I sat in the car until he called to let me know the driveway was clear. Needless to say we did not have tomatoes on our salads that night.

~ Have fun and enjoy!