Sunday, February 19, 2017

Feb 19, 2017 Planner update. SCRAPPING WEEKEND-Week 1


Hello again,

Glad to be back here to share another update, As you can see I am still working on  Week one. Week one was a very busy week and with all that happened, it is taking me a while to get it all documented. This weekend I found my digi files for Simple Stories Snap albums so I found myself scrapping without even "planning for it". It was so much fun and I really do miss the storytelling in this matter. Also found my Project Life templates as well. I am one scrap-happy mama!

I am realizing that after finishing up January in my planner, that is won't hold it all even if I slip it up into two or three planners, so I will going to keep that photos I take along my 2017 journey will be kept in a Simple Stories Snap Albums, I have three of four of them. So as I keep memories and things to do in my planner I will have everything I need to keep my pocket scrapping a organized and fun to do. I have more than enough supplies to do this, but have been overwhelmed with thinking that I have to get the many years in my albums first and it seems to never get a good start on it. So, again, Linda thanks so much for telling me about and sending me a happy planner!

Week 1 continued: Above page layout.
Before getting to go over to visit and stay the night with Kendalynn, I had some bad news happen at the beginning of the week. The journal on the layout, explained:

A few days before I was to go see Kendalynn, my car decided that it didn’t want to stay started. We couldn’t even get it to stay started to get it to the auto shop. We called AAA to tow the car to Dave’s Auto Repair in Cape Canaveral. I rode home with JJ and He brought me to work that next day and picked me up so that we could go get my car. It was dirt battery terminals and bad ignition switch. Not as costly as I thought and JJ saved the weekend with my kids. JJ wanted me to try the awesome New England Clam Chowder he thinks is the best he has ever had at Grills. He had a large bowl and we shared an order of their famous Fish Tacos. It was a new first dinner date for 2017. Ended by a beautiful sunset over the Indian River on the drive home. 

In my last post I explained these two layouts, so I won't go in to too much details. It was a very special time for me for almost all my kids to be together. I am going to make a 12 x 12 pocket layouts to share my next post.



The next few weeks will be finished and ready to share. My first week was a big one and family gatherings are always a great sharing moments. I will share my planner for Week one:


Have a GREAT week! Thanks for reading and stopping by!


Saturday, February 04, 2017

January 2017 Special Memories- Week 1

HI, I hope that everyone is having a good start to 2017. I am going to do a little catch up for the month of January. As I want to use my blog as my Journal for memory keeping. So when I do start putting my photos together with my Happy Planner notes, I will have the journal all finished. I think I will break it up over the next couple of weeks so that I am not rushed or leaving out important details out that I would like to share with my family one day. The first week of the year was a great family gathering time, so I want to make sure that I get all that happened in writing before the moments start slipping away. That is the little ones that make the big story the best. I have been a little journal in my planner as well so but I really think this will work out better.

WEEK 1-  Jan 2, 2017

As I begin this New Year I was gifted this planner and goodies to create with. It was given to me by a very dear friend and best friend of mine, Linda Walton. Really excited about it as I can keep track of my memories and jot down things to pass on to my kids. As I explained in my first post, I am so thankful for all the love and support that she has given me over the last 10 years or so. Thanks again, girly!

January 6, 2017 – I got out of work early and went to see Kendalynn, Greg and Joy. They came to Florida to take her to Disney, Epcot and Animal Kingdom. She had a great time but so much wanted to meet the rest of the family. I am not sure how I pulled it off But I did. There was only two family member that was not there and that was Xander & JonC.  Dusty dropped Xander off before she got to John’s house. JonC stayed and worked for Dusty so that she could come to meet Kendallynn.

 Here are a few pictures. I have been pretty luck in the last few years to get them all together at least once a year and this time I did it twice within a few weeks of each other was a sure blessing. We took Kendallyn to the beach, she wanted to she it. Of course it was colder thatn it has been in weeks and the to top it off, it was a light rain and very windy. Had Pizza at our family’s favorite Pizza place, The Original Bizzarro Famous New York Pizza . I thinks she was little overwhelmed with us all but it was an awesome day. Before today, I had been the only one who had meet her. Jessica’s and I have been kind of in her life but Jessica’s love it!!!
I have a couple more things to share in January before I get into some exciting news for February goings on!







Well until next week, I hope that everyone is taking the time to put your memories on paper or any other form a keeping them in light so that your future generations can enjoy, laugh and know what has happened in the past.  I know I am enjoying this new journey. May God bless each of you with many happy memories!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

January 2017- New Beginnings for Memory Keeping - My new Create 365 Happy Planning Planner





Hello My Friends & Family,

So where to even began, I would like to say Hello to everyone and to any one who is reading this blog post now. Can not BELIEVE IT....WOW.... it's has been almost three years since I have done a blog post. Where on earth has the time gone? Must add that to my #HappyPlanner right away, Get back to my "BLOGGING". Any one have stickers for posting/blogging reminders?

I would like to begin with thanking my BFF for the AWESOME Christmas gift, Linda Walton, surprised me with. As I opened the case, tears ran down my face. They were happy tears but I am not usually a person that tears up about happy things ,but she knows me so well and has a good idea what this means to me. It was FILLED with all kinds of goodies. I have to admit, my first thought reaction was, boy am I in trouble BUT I was so wrong. So again I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart. I love my HAPPY PLANNER!  

As January is coming to an end, I realized that I would like to take this Happy Planning to the next level (praying I can keep up with our fast pace and ever changing world). Coming back to my blog for sharing my life happenings with friends and family I am hoping will give me just that boost I need. Social media has been sucking up too much of my life & time. Hours of hoping from one site to another getting nothing productively documented..... Many things started and NOTHING finished. Although this is a form of it, I have always felt it was a whole lot more personal as well as useful to me when trying to find a special moments to share. As with most of my digital journey of sharing things over the years, I love that I can make this my own "Happy Place" to keep my love of Memory Keeping alive and sharing with you. I also really MISS my digital scrapping, so how knows, there may be some more of that in my future as well. I sure hope so! 

MOVING FORWARD, please help me along this next year by letting me know that you have stopped by. Leaving a simply "Hi" or "I was here" comment below. It was always been a great encouragement to me in the past. I will have My dear friend & BFF to help me through getting my social media site hooked up so that when I post, it goes to them as well.  I do have some very near and dear followers that do follow me on them as well.  I was old school in the past when sharing my posts through them, don't laugh, I would login to each of them and post my links to share. Sad but true. But as I said moving forward.


Over the next few days I am going to catch you up on my journey through January, it was sure a busy and fun month seeing family who lives out os state, a few birthday celebrations and weekly photo's of just because to share with you. My Happy Planner is all complete with many things I would like to share. So stay tuned as they say in hollywood.  


Welcome back! May your life be Blessed & Thank you for all your support   



Monday, March 03, 2014

Week 8...A little late but a real busy week.


I am behind so this post is going to be a rough outline of Week 8 and I am looking forward to posting Week 9.

Sunday-Had a wonderful dinner with JJ's family in Orlando At Joe's Crab Shack. Debi Bratcher and Johnny (JJ's dad) along with Debi's kids, Allison and Timothy. Thank you guys, it was fun! Even though I had to skip around the restaurant on a Stick horse wearing a ratty looking straw hat while everyone sang, Happy Birthday! (I played along and they said thanks for being a good sport. 



Monday- I decided to stay home from work as my back (which I did find out is a pinched nerve) was hurting and I really just didn't feel up to dealing with the world. RELAX and DID NOTHING!

Tuesday- Wednesday Some of the same things in a daily work week. I did find with new sign of spring in a trimmed back tree at my place of work. I know the leaves look like fall, but this bird worked so hard for the last few days building the nest.





Thursday- started out the same as any other week but the thing that happened is the reason I have fell behind on my blogging, scrapping BUT...I am going to keep my new outlook and not share what caused the messy and depressing mood I had gone through over the last week and half. LIFE is just too short to look back over it.
Week 8- Inspirational Quote
Friday- I backed up an over night bag and went to my daughters house for the night so that I could go with her to look at houses. Went to dinner with Lisa, Alexis and Jasmine. It was fun catching up with her and seeing the girls. By the time we got home and relaxing it was late so we decided to go to bed early so that  we could eat breakfast before we had to meet Bluma, lady who was showing us the houses, to look at six different house for Jessica to check out to buy. (That lady was a mission to sell a house that is for sure).

Saturday-This is the one she liked and so she decided to put in an offer.



Somewhere in this week my new storage 12 x 12 scrapbook paper containers came. Caught you up on the HAPPY SPACE next week.

Happier Day to come!









Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week 7: Busy Birthday Week






Busy Week so grab your favorite drink and I will try to make it as interesting as I can.

Sunday, Feb 9,2014:  The girls wanted to take me to lunch for my birthday, so we meet at Mimi’s CafĂ© in Viera, FL. It is really nice for us to spend some fun time together.
We communicate on a daily basis but face time is my favorite of all.  Dusty and I drove together to meet Jessica, Brittany and her bff, Julia.


After a nice lunch, we took few pictures and they gave me my gift…a new purse and wallet, a Vera Bradley print…I love it! Plus a bonus shopping bag that it came in, which should have been a sign, they are going to drag me off shopping. Just kidding but Brittany and Julia were asking to go look for a new top at Ross.

We then decided to go the Ross so the girls could look around. Shopping is not my favorite thing to do but going with them is fun. Jessica and I looked through the dresses but couldn’t really find anything that pleased us but lots to laugh about, like this dress that Jessica spotted. She grabbed the skirt of it saying, “This looks like someone puked up highlighters.” What do you think? We laughed and I had a wonderful day with my girls. Feeling so blessed!


Monday, Feb 10, 2014 It Was pretty normal, dreading the thought of going to work and praying real hard that I had the patients to make it through the day with my micro manager boss.

 Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014 Tomorrow is my birthday and I saw this interesting post on FaceBook about the unusual common things between Lincoln and Kennedy
Did YOU KNOW?






·         Abraham Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846.
John F. Kennedy was elected to Congress in 1946.

·         Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860.
John F. Kennedy was elected President in 1960.

·         Both were particularly concerned with civil rights.
Both wives lost a child while living in the White House.

·         Both Presidents were shot on a Friday.
Both Presidents were shot in the head.

·         Now it gets really weird.
Lincoln's secretary was named Kennedy.
Kennedy's Secretary was named Lincoln.

·         Both were assassinated by Southerners.
Both were succeeded by Southerners named Johnson.

·         Andrew Johnson, who succeeded Lincoln, was born in 1808.
Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy, was born in 1908.

·         John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Lincoln, was born in 1839.
Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated Kennedy, was born in 1939.

·         Both assassins were known by their three names.
Both names are composed of fifteen letters.

·         Now hang on to your seat.
Lincoln was shot at the theater named "Ford."
Kennedy was shot in a car called "Lincoln" made by "Ford."

·         Booth and Oswald were assassinated before their trials.

·         And here's the "kicker":

·         A week before Lincoln was shot, he was in Monroe, Maryland.
A week before Kennedy was shot, he was with Marilyn Monroe.
AND...................:

·         Lincoln was shot in a theater and the assassin ran to a warehouse...
Kennedy was shot from a warehouse and the assassin ran to a theater... 
I saw this had to share just in case anyone did not know.


Wedsday Feb 12, 2014 I called my brother Adam to wish him a Happy Birthday. We share the same day. He called himself the retarded twin cause he waited 8 years to come out of the womb.
Thursday Feb 13 2014 My back is starting to hurt again. After talking to my BFF I decided to call the Chiropractor to see if he would take new xrays before adjusting me. if the ultrasound was too much money. I so need to understand what is going on.



RIP Ralph Waite, the actor that played Daddy on my all time most favorite TV show, The Walton's ....he has also been on NCIS as Gibbs father and played Father Matt on Day's of our lives. He will be sadly Missed!


Friday Feb 142014 I called and made an appointment to the Chiropractor on the way to work. It wasn't til 5pm so I decided to go see the boys. All of my Happy Valentine Boys. Xander gave me a red heart shaped sucker...XOXOXOX
Mateo was on his own agenda. He brought me a shirt and sweat pants to help him put on and then he went and put on some slides shoes. 


Walking around happy and following me all around the house. Well, I had an idea he may think he was going with me, but found that out for sure when he went to the door and told everyone bye like he was going to walk out the door with me. I felt so bad that I couldn't take him with me. He went to his mama and got the mad face of his....Tater, Grandma LOVE you!!!!

This is about as romantic as JJ and I get, candle light (Taco Bell) dinner for a Happy Valentines that I stopped by to pick up after my doctor's appointment. Happy Valentines..................off to do our own thing. Neither one of us make much of the Hallmark Holiday. 

Saturday, Feb 15, 2014  Today my intention is to get my crafting/scrapbook area CLEANED up and ORGANIZED. Here is what I have to work with and on:


After 11 hours, I felt that I made a huge improvement, a huge trash bag of stuff I got rid of and many boxes broke down. I got it looking good. What do you think?


I hope everyone Enjoys your next week. Happy scrapping!



Sunday, February 09, 2014

Week 6: Some sad news and A Happy ending….





Fond memories of Mr. Fred Bear:
When my father lived in Grayling, MI and I went to visit him in the summers; I worked at a cafe Fred Bear would come to have coffee almost daily with my father. His coffee cost 25 cents and he always left me a dollar tip and always kind words. Since then most of his stuff was moved to Gainesville, FL, the museum and the Bow and arrow plant. I also worked at a bottling factory which made camo wax for hunters to use on their face and hands that was for Fred Bear Archery (that is the plant in Gainesville, FL). When I told the vice president of the company (Val jeans in Indian Harbor Beach, FL) about serving him coffee as a teenager, he told the guys he was making the product for. He came to visit the plant and brought him a wall pluck of one of Fred Bears Bows and Arrows with a special title plate Thanking Val jeans for making his product.
   I have the visited the museum many times in Michigan and after it moved to Florida and remember the man with kind words in light conversation with my father and a big tip when his coffee cup would be sitting there empty and needed to be cleared away!
            As I pondered over the post on face book I came across this article, which is why I started writing this post, because a part of my childhood memories of my father maybe lost and it was one I didn’t want to forget to share with my grandsons as they get older. I have posted part of the article and the link so that I can share with them when they are older. I wish I could find the picture of my brother’s and I standing under the arms of the big grizzly bear when we visited in Grayling Michigan….will have to ask through the family to see if anyone has a copy of it.


So sad:   Florida's Lost Tourist Attractions
“Fred Bear died in 1988. The Florida museum continued open until 2003, when Bear Archery sold the museum's collection to the Bass Pro Shops chain of sporting goods stores, which also took over operation of the Fred Bear Sports Club. Bass announced that they would display parts of the collection at one or more of their retail stores and planned to use parts in a traveling exhibition. The Gainesville industrial plant continues to manufacture Fred Bear branded bow hunting and archery equipment, but the museum is gone. L!



Happy ending!
This week has been an up and down rollercoaster for me at work. Expected to be Wonder Woman is an understatement. But with lots of Faith and tons of Prayers, I made it through it and Saturday was filled with Friendship, Family and FUN Creative play in my HAPPY PLACE in the middle of my chaos Scrapping area. (No, I haven’t got much in the way of the area ORGANIZED totally yet. But it is getting there). Debi and I got lots of pages put together on her Project Life Album that we are making together as a special gift for someone special. (It is a secret so I can’t share right now, but will later in the year.)  And yes, I am in my FAVORITE sleepwear and Debi in her 70’s tie-die t-shirt that made me think of my brother, Mickey, all DAY!!!! WHAT an AWESOME time was had!!!

        After Debi and Johnny left, I was picking up and going to get started on the ORGANIZING of the area. BUT ended up very quickly looking through some photo’s I had just had printed and very shortly after that, working on a couple of pages for my own PL Album…. It is as I have heard said, “It is very addicting!” is an understatement. Ended up finally going to bed around 2 am…. Here is what I did,



Although I have not been very creative in my photography on taking pictures of my art to share with you, I am trying hard to at least get it documented. That way I have time to edit if I so choose to add to one of my albums.


I like to compare our weather each week with my BFF’s weather in North Dakota. These screen shots were taken at 1 pm in the high of the day Monday. See what 2000 miles different it can be….Stay warm my girly, Linda, cause baby its cold outside your door!

Have a good Week 7 everyone! Enjoy, create, and be HAPPY!