Friday, July 2, 2010

Sweet Summer Time

I have very fond memories of Summer. My mom would always give me a shorter hair style, my freckles would come out, my hair would become sun streaked and I always wore sundresses. All signs of summer.

My Eda also loves the sweet summer time!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Proud Mom Moment

It seems like just yesterday, I was putting my only child on the school bus, for his first day of kindergarten. He was excited, but apprehensive as he boarded the bus...he could only imagine the experiences this adventure would bring.

Throughout his years, he played football, basketball and baseball, as well as maintaining a high honor GPA. He won numerous academic, athletic, and leadership awards. His hard work and determination, brought him to Wesleyan University, where he continued his football career, and academic excellence.

Today his adventure takes a new path. In this man, I still see the little boy who is excited, but apprehensive. He has his dream, and now must work hard to fulfill it. I know by past experiences, he can do it!

I love you Ryan, you have made me proud! It has been an honor to be your mother, and I look forward to what this new part of your life experience will bring to me. God bless!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Sassafrass Lass

House of Paper just received a very funky, fun line of papers. Sassafrass Lass has a very kitschy feel. This line reminds me of my favorite Dick and Jane childhood stories. This paper is perfect for scrapping photos from my childhood and of course I had a field day making cards.

If you are a scrapper, or want to try your hand at making homemade cards, run don't walk (because it will all be gone) to and add some sass into your life!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yummy Goodness

Well, this week was my debute as a design team member over at House of Paper. I was so lucky because this week's featured product was the new 3 Bugs in a Rug line and it was so fun to use.

My first lo is of Alec back in 2000, when he was still "Baby Alec". He would wander around with his "nanight and bubba", and look for Bill our dog. When he would find him, he would snuggle up with him. I used the "flip side" of the Animal Stackers line, and it was perfect for these photos.

Next I did a lo of Annaka, using the chicks line. This line is so adorable for little girls. This is Annaka on her birthday, performing her song and dance. The entire week of her birthday, she would tell complete strangers, "Hey, it's my birthday!"

Lastly, I made a Spring Treats goodie package using the Chicks line, and this was so much fun to make. It will be so fun giving these goodies to someone.

Thanks for looking, and head over to for more of the 3 Bugs Line, and lots of new goodies are arriving daily.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Chick's Rule

Living in a house that is evenly proportioned is funny. The boys say, "girls stink" and of course the girls say,"girls rule, boys drool"! Well I love them all the same and they each have a special place in my heart.

The girls love to help their daddy, and no job is too big. They love helping him around the house, and get a kick out of their "super human strength". So for today I will say, "girls rule".

This layout features the new 3 Bugs in a Rug, Litttle Chicks line. Head over to before it is all sold out. Also, check out the gallery, there is some amazing talent. I am lindstrom6

Monday, February 8, 2010


Winter has definitely set in, and I for one,am tired of the bitter cold temperatures. With a Nor'Easter looming over us, and the thought of receiving 7" to 10" of snow on Wednesday, I have decided to share a bit of the tropics.

I have been in a creative mode, and dug out these kitschy papers from Rusty Pickle. It was fun to make these cards, and I hope to spread a little warmth and sunshine to all of my friends.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Our Wish for You this Holiday Season

As we look out the window, it certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Freshly fallen snow covers the ground, twinkling lights are all around us and the stockings are hung. Time just seems to pass so quickly, and we can not believe that 2009 is coming to an end. Our children are growing, and as parents, we have realized to grab on to these years, and try not to let go of the precious time we have together.

As the years pass, one thing remains constant in our lives…family. We do not have much time for ourselves, because we have devoted our lives to our children, and we would not have it any other way. Our love for one another and our children is what fills our heart with gladness. That love and our faith in God is the best gift we could receive this blessed season.

May your season be filled with love and joy, and we hope that you are surrounded by the greatest gift of all…family

Merry Christmas andHappy New year!