Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Week 3 Photos

Well, as I've said before, I've been really good about taking my photos. But, I'm really bad about posting them. Here it is February 3rd and I'm just posting week 3 photos. The weather here seemed much warmer and many of the frozen places have melted. The sky has turned really pretty for a few days.

Day 15: I've been told I have a Food Lion addiction. let's just say I like to go grocerys hopping and make sure we have plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, LOL. Anyway, I thogught this looked pretty.
Day 16: Some generous patron gave this gorgeous flower to the library. Stunning!

Day 17: Driving around Kitty Hawk, we saw this beautiful fog scene. Jake told me this is his favorite photo of all of them so far. :)

Day 18: I had some baseline x-rays for my arthrtitis. Got some pther pictures too. The lady was very nice when I asked if I could take some photos.

Day 19: The blue sky was a mixture of the sun going down and some dark clouds.

Day 20: Just a pretty sunset on the way to the library one day.

Day 21: My students were working on a painting project. This student mixed a bunch of colors together and came up with this. I kind of like how it looks.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Project 365 Week 2

OK, I am really bad about posting these photos! But, finally, here are week 2.

Day 8: So pretty. I was waiting in the line to get Jake from school and thought this looked pretty.

Day 9: Children's videos from work.
Day 10: More of the frozen sound. Crazy! But, it was finally starting to melt a little.

Day 11: A Christmas present for a friend that I still haven't seen. I was finally getting around to wrapping it.
Day 12: Jockey's Ridge. They haven't had standing water like this in several years, but e've had so much rain here. It should be back to normal before tourist season though.

Day 13: This is the beautiful view from our deck.
Day 14: Jake's beautiful blue eyes!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Project 365

Well, last year, some scrapbook friends participated in the Photo a Day Challenge. They did a fantastic job which game inspitation to try it this year. I know I can take a photo each day, but, the challenge for me will be to make them fun and also work on a project with the photos. But, I'm giving it a go. So, here are the photos for the first week.
Day 1: Jake was enjoying his grandparents' massage chair (complete with reading light, LOL).

Day 2: Jake and I were simply goofing around.

Day 3: We always stop and eat at The Cracker Barrell on the way home from visiting relatives.

Day 4: Like father, like son. Both of them staring at the Wii.

Day 5: I apparently killed my aloe plant while we were away. It must have rained then frozen. :(

Day 6: Came back to the beach to find that the sound had frozen. It is quite beautiful and even amazing that a body of water so large and in this reagion would freeze. Day 7: Jake holding my hand. Love how he still likes to do that at 8 1/2 :)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Crayon Fun

OK, so what to do with all those broken crayons that seem to accumulate and end up all over the huse? Well, you can make some new crayons with them, of course! All you need is a bunch of crayons in all different colors and a metal pan/mold. Since my molds are not metal, I used my mini-muffin pan.
The first step is to break all those crayons into smaller pieces. Then you can place the crayons pieces into the molds. I try to get a bunch of different colors mixed together. Kids can certainly do this part by themselves, too. Then, place the pans/molds into the preheated oven set at 200 degrees. Wait a while until they completely melt. I just waych this so I'm not sure of the time this would take. Plus if you use smaller mold it will take less time. :)

Finally, carefully take them from the oven and allow them to harden. Be careful not to allow the wax to mix. When they are hard and cool, turn the pans/molds over and out pops your new crayons in your fun shapes.
Have fun!!!!

Friday, July 31, 2009

50 Years!

It's been a while since I last posted, but we've been kinda busy this summer. Mainly I've been working a lot, but we did take a long weekend to head to Andy's parents' house in Peachtree City, GA. They had a 50th Anniversary party celebration. Can you imagine? 50 years! How wonderful! And, even better, EVERYONE was able to attend the party. We had a great time and really enjoyed chatting with everyone. I'm looking forward to the next gathering with everyone.

Look how happy they are together. Still enjoying each others' company.

The Douds Family

Our family

The whole family

Andy looking quite handsome

Jake looking quite handsome

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Clips and More Clips

Well, it has ben such a busy summer. Don't know anout you, but I am working more and more and more...I did find time to work on this LO using clips for Use Your Stash. This week's challenge was to use clips on your LO or project. I chose to use a lot of clips. Loved it! I might just have to use them again since it brought so much color and fun to my project.

This photo is of Jake at the National Zoo in DC. Andy and I both agree that it is one of both of our favorite shots of Jake. Such a cutie. Still is!

So hop on over to Use Your Stash and use some clips on your projects.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

And the Winner Is.....

Thanks for all of the great comments about my new etsy shop. It really is so nice to hear!
Also, all of the wonderful things about Use Your Stash are so very true. I love using up all of my stuff before heading out to buy more. And, as a lot of you mentioned, I often forget what I do have and will either use something else or go buy it (again). And, the challenges are wonderful and very creative. Hopefully you will pop in often over the summer to see the changes Kimmie and Corey are bringing to the blog. Loads of fun!

Anyway, the winner of my earrings from my etsy shop is....

"I love the challenges at Use Your Stash. They are very good for inspiration. I enjoyed looking at all of your earrings! My favorites are the purple and white swirl ones. They are so pretty!"
So, please email me with your address and which earrings you would like, and I will get them right out to you.
Thank you everyone who left comments.