Her Social studies Project…

Ok so yall know its been rough. We passed around the stomach bug like back and forth, Bella missed so MUCH school More than she has ever missed since she has been in school. Bellas school had it going around alot of kids were out with it.
I think most of our county actually had it here in the school system.
Then I got better DID get to go to the corn maze ( I posted some photos on face book I will post them here when I can, blogger was bein a booger) THEN all that dust and walking I went in a mini flare/relapsed with that virus again.
we had some bad weather and my left side stopped working. It is hard to explain. MS is a weird disease and comes with so many strange side dishes so to speak. You have to go through the list and try to figure out if it is something else first. THIS NO DOUBT had to be MS because literally my muscles tightened up like I had flexed my arm and was holding a weight and it wouldn’t stop. Imagine holding a 5 lb weight for hours. Its not so bad for a few minutes but squeeze it with all your might tighter.. tighter .. TIGHTER EVEN TIGHTER… when you cant control how tight it gets. that is the only way I know to explain it. my leg does it too. Mostly the upper thigh its like a muscle cramp on crack.
It will last for sometimes hours sometimes a day this time it was longer. THAT is Multiple Sclerolsis spacticity it is a huge pain.
I know my daddy used to have these kind of spasms with polio and now I feel so bad for him. I had no idea what he suffered through and that man worked 3 jobs to support us at times… wow. HE DEFINITLY SHOULD BE RESPECTED INSTEAD OF THE ridicule he is getting from SOME right now. I don’t see how he did it.

We were up REALLY late tonight working on this social Studies project with Bella.
I have been in bed ALOT lately. (See above) SO it has been pushed to the side. John has been TRYING and working on it with her or shall I say FIGHTING WITH HER On it. it is like war around here trying to get her to do homework and these projects (ESPECIALLY when Mama is not feeling well or in bed illin’ she doesnt want to cooperate or do anything. He gets very impatient so does she. DRIVES ME INSANE! and we are ONLY IN SECOND GRADE GEEE!
BUT, Nonetheless WE GOT IT DONE.. Getting her to bring the book home was a chore! She was determined to use THESE Little shells and sand on this cover after she saw me use them ,She wanted to do this like I make my books. she had it in her mind how it was gonna be and that was it…..
I think that is why she and her daddy were having war. She wanted to do it scrappy style he just wanted to GETRDONE.

I found these paper piecings on line and printed them let her color them and cut them out. They are so cute. I let HER DO IT. We have laughed so much at our lil pilgrims. They have some issues. one is missing and ear and has the charlie chapman mustache I think he is so cute. She has two left thumbs but I bet she makes really great pies… ughmm ya.


I think she did a good Job. I don’t remember having to do stuff like this in second grade. Things are soooooooooo different now!
She was mad at me because I didn’t make her any indians but my arm was hurting so bad and I couldn’t find any paper piecings like I did the pilgrims that she could color that were indians. I would have to draw them. Tonight was not the night. I thought it was just fine the way it was. We had a time getting this done. You can click on the photos to read her story and see her little pictures (THEY ARE SOOOOOOOOO FUNNY I asked her about I THINK it was number 7 the one at the cross she said they were praying I asked if they were jumping rope…. OOOPS! bad mommy!
I will learn one day to not ask questions…

Hope you all have a happy Friday.


Fall Festival/BCA Crop

This Saturday We are having our Annual Fall festival at JCCA. LOTS OF FUN for everyone. All kinds of food and different booths with prizes. Hay ride, pony rides, games, A pie baking contest all kinds of good stuff.
There is as always the Live auction that is always alot of fun.
We have the country store that has lots of Home grown and Home made goodies in it.
I am making some fun things to go in there. Here is a little sample of One of the things that I am making.
Auburn and Alabama Magnets.
These are hand painted tiles and the papers have been donated by our Local Scrap book store here in Mobile Scrapping Frenzy(THANK YOU SO MUCH!)


I have other goodies that will be in the booth as well This is just what I have made so far. Got set back a little the last couple weeks. I had a bad bad Virus Then Bella got it. She was horrible with it. I was on the edge of making John take her to the ER several times with her breathing.

Then I got shingles. ya I know… (I always get shingles whenever I get sick with any little thing , cold or whatnot.. or any type of trauma happens its just one of those things because of the Medication from the M.S. I am on.) I got really upset not long ago because I had so much hope I would be able to get off this medication and go on the “NEW IMPROVED FABULOUS BREAKTHROUGH MIRACLE DRUG” they keep raving about the oral medication… then I started reading about it. The 2 deaths they had in the research study died from … you guessed it. zoster that went to the brain.
so ughm IM ThINKIN NO! I have enough trouble with shingles they get in my ears really bad that is close enough to my brain THANK YOU!
I will keep doing injections and fighting nausea.
We tried to prevent Them by Upping the Shingle Medication so it wouldn’t be a bad outbreak but nonetheless still broke out. ANY shingle outbreak is NOT pleasant. Thank the lord it only has lasted a little over a week. I have had them last for months. and be covered in them!

Bella is doing soooo much better. This is the most school she has missed in forever. I am glad she is doing better so she can go on her field trip and go to fall festival or “festable” as she calls it. This is our favorite time of year. (AND I CANNOT WAITTTTTTTTT TO GET PHOTOS!
I have a crate fullllllllllll of kits to scrap with and I AM READY TO GET SOME scrapppin done. Speaking of getting my scrap on this coming weekend WE HAVE A CROP!!

Also this Saturday my friend Darlene is hosting a Breast Cancer NO FRILLS Crop To help raise money for Breast Cancer awareness. The fee is 20.00. Here is more info about it If you do not have facebook Here is a description From Darlene:
(This is a day of Scrapbooking to help Making Strides for Breast Cancer. The cost is $20.00 and we are offering 3 classes for $5.00 each. Lunch & Dinner will be provided.

I (Darlene) am a Breast Cancer SURVIVOR and am involed with making strides. I have a personal goal of $2500.00 to raise and this will help.

If interested please message me your email address & I will send you send you a form.

We will be teaching a beginners class, all you need to bring is your scrapbook & pictures.)This is going to be SOOOOO much fun and for a GREAT cause! SO yall come on out and enjoy with us some great fellowship and scrapbooking!!
You can click on this link here ~~~~> THIS LINK HERE
to contact Darlene for information to attend the crop or to make a hefty donation 😀

~SO what photos are you looking forward to scrapbooking right now?
~What are your favorite fall photos you like to take?
~Do you attend fall “Festables?” as Bella would say, or any other parties this time of year, where you get to take lots of photos?
~Have you recieved or purchased any cool kits or product lately that you just LOVE tell me about it, YOU KNOW I LOVE to enable errrr I mean try new things haha! I just might have to try it out and feature it here on my blog!



Our Dear neighbor Granny D back home in Mississippi, gave Bella this book her very first Christmas. I wanted to do a mini album about how special it is that NOW, Bella has grown up and reading this book to us. How special is it that she as well as we, used to sit and read this book to her all the time. NOW, here she is reading it to us. Ok before I tear up, Here is the mini album. They grow up so fast.
(You may click on the images to make them larger.)

I used the September Paper Posies Kit as well as a few extras to make this mini

(the photo makes the button and the paper look pink but its really red I promise)

(I added the eyelash fibers and the colorbox fluid ink chalks love that sparkly eyelash fiber)

I added the Buttons from american Crafts and the jewels

*all edges have been inked with colorbox fluid ink chalks in dark brown through out this project

* I dyed the thread that is tied through the buttons with BEE POSITIVE Glimmer Glam by Tattered Angels

I added the Jewels They were not included in the kit as well as the Making Memories tiny alpha 7 (her age in the photo There are 7 little pearls to represent she is 7 years old)
The photo is pop dotted off the flower and the flower is HALF popdotted off the patterned Paper.

The Tim Holtz Tissue Tape (LOVE THIS STUFF) Is not included in the kit but I had to use it on this tag. I made the tag out of scrap patterned paper. Reinforced it with the tissue tape. I folded the flower over it (the flower is in the kit) stapled the admit one to the top. Used the back of another scrap piece of Paper to write my journaling. Inked over the tissue tape.
I used my making memories edge distresser to get the edges distressed.
Also used iridessent gold glimmer mist to make it shiny.

More Tim Holtz Tissue Tape, Glimmer mist and colorbox fluid ink chalks.

The little mini album was in the kit as well.
Thanks for looking 🙂