Sunday, March 21, 2010

Goody Goody Gum Drops!!!

I know I am excited...I hope you are as excited as I am! Due to popular demand...I will be incorporating my photography ventures and sad attempts at cooking through this blog as well! (Thanks Mom...) I knew she would love this! :)

I am excited to start cooking new things starting April 2nd, and I will be trying to post a step by step photography instruction set as well as a recipe for you. I will for sure try to update it once a week until summer time, so check out Scrappy in the Kitchen coming soon!

Then I will be learning all about photography and just posting my results here in my Sweet Photography page. Be kind...I am new to this...but constructive criticism is always welcome!

We start back to school tomorrow, and although I have missed my babies terribly...all 20 of them...I am not looking forward to the mad crunch for testing. I hate this time of the year. All of the teachers get stressed out trying to prepare the kids and in turn it stresses the kids out. I feel that if you were doing your job all year you wouldn't need to have the cram it in session until testing in April. Alas, I do what is asked of me and I am just sad that we have had to use all of our snow days so now I know I will not get another "break" until summer. Wish me luck for a great week back! ~Keep it sweet and sprinkle it with scrappy!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Trying to figure it out...

Well, today has certainly been a perfect day for figuring out this blogging thing. It has been snowing since midnight last night. We are lucky that it hasn't stuck to the roads. It truly is beautiful.  I am so happy with the layout and header I found for my blog! It makes it look so much more crafty, you know like me! :)

I spent about 2 hours today sorting through all the years worth of printed pictures I have. I am lucky that I am not very old! I already have 2 300 pic. photo albums, 4 photo boxes, and a basket of unprinted photo cds that needed sorting. I am currently reading Stacy Julian's organizational book called Photo Freedom and I absolutely love it! I can see how not worrying about being chronologically correct is going to aid in my creative processes. I can not wait for this summer when I will have the time to finish the complete reorganization of my scraproom, photos and all!

My next goal is to try and get my cards posted on Etsy to see if I can make any money in my free time.
Until then keep it sweet...but definitely keep it scrappy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Me? Write a book?

Do I really have what it takes? Me the girl who tries to be half-way intelligent and witty in what she writes for her own private audience...Do I have what it takes to write a book? A book that will actually be good to someone other than my mother?

God bless my husband's "pea pickin'" heart... I told him how I have a dream to be able to make money off of my creative talents and he comes up with the bright idea to write a book! What would it truly be about? Sketches for layouts and cards? How to juggle creative talents with everyday life? A silly memoir of a mother trying to make it in today's crazy hectic world? I am not really sure if I can even begin to fathom writing a book...but then again why not me?