Thursday, January 29, 2009

What have you found under the cushions of your couch/chair?

One day last week my parents went to the beach. Both of the older girls were in school. Dh at work. I was home with baby Sara and the boy I'm babysitting. So I put a movie on for us. "Lassie"... Love that movie... a very good movie.. I cry every time I watch it. Leda did join us later once she got dropped off from school.

As we were sitting there watching our movie Sara had some toys that she was playing on the rocking chair. She was playing with her toys so cute. Then I hear "Mommy!!!! Ewwwwwwwwweeeee!!!!" and she's pointing at what ever she found under the cushion of the rocking chair. It was cute at first, her face was kind of squished... LOL:)

When I looked at what it was that she was pointing at I even said Ewwwwwwwwwweee.... LOL:) There was a squished banana there. And I'm sure that she was the one to put it there in the first place... But non the less, it was there and been there probably for couple of days now. It was grows... So I had to clean that up and I hate cleaning squished bananas.... Yuck!!!

I have found all kinds of things under our couch cushions and such.... buttons, cookie crumbs, toys, keys even when they are not in right place... But never have I found a squished banana until that day.

So what kind of things have you found under your couch cushions?

Nadya :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Goodie bags and invitaions for a Camp Out Birthday Party!!!!

Alright, this is going to be long... :) lots of pictures, I'm hoping... :)

We had Katherine's 7th Birthday party this past Saturday it was a week after her actual birthday. She wanted to have a Camp Out party last year, but I am so glad that we waited another year to do something like this. It was a lot of fun. We had a BIG tent that a friend let us borrow... it was BIG and the girls LOVED playing in it. We had about 7 girls all but Leda were Katherine's age. They were big enough to do things on their own that was the good part. LOL:)

While it was light we did the opening of the gifts, the blowing out the candle of the cake and our craft. I had gotten some wooden flowers with a hook on them at WalMart and the girls painted them and took them home. I think they had fun.

When it got dark, my dad and my husband started a small fire going on the small BBQ thing and we did marshmallows and smores. The girls LOVED that part and so did the adults that were there. I loved that we didn't have to be with each girls as we were sitting by the fire and watch them. They were all big enough to do that part well and safe. Even our baby Sara got to do marshmallows, I of course did help her.... :)

Later we had some cake and we all sat back near the fire and Katherine's daddy read the girls their books that they brought with them. They were short story books and it was fun and the girls really enjoyed that part.

Here are some pics from the party.

The tent.

My dear friend made us a camping cake. It was beautiful. There is a crack that you can see, or if you don't see it, here's what happened. As I was lifting it up to take out side it feel out of my hand and fell... :( Yup! I felt so bad. But my friend was able to save it... So that was good! :)

Katherine blowing out the candles.

Craft time.

Marshmallows time.

Story time.

Now to the goodie bags and the invitations.

I had a lot of fun doing these. I think I might have gone overboard with the invitation as one of the moms thought that all that words that I stamped on there for them to bring in different colors and stuff was for FUN... like I got carried away and just stamped all over.. LOL:) I thought that was too funny!!!

On the card I use my cricut... LOVE that thing!!!!
Doodlecharmes cartridge for the trees.
CTMH camping theme stamp for the tent and the stars.
CM circle punch for the moon.
Dark brown or dark blue chalk to chalk the pieces.
Some left over papers.

For the inside of the card I used bunch of different stamps that I have. I wanted it to be funky and camp theme like. On the top part I had the party info and the bottom was what to bring....

And here are the goodie bags that I did.

Now these were fun to do. I got some brown lunch bags. Again used my cricut this time it was Plantin SchoolBook cartridge for the grass on the bottom of the bag. Remember to click fit to page button if you are using Expression that helps you to make the 12" border thing.... Hit that button before you set your size. Love that button when I learned how to use it. :)

"Thanks" was done from BeyoundBirthdays cartridge, size 6 inch long.

Then I stamped bunch of flowers from CTMH stamps and other flower stamps I have.

Folded the flap. Punched out two holes with a punch hole thing put a ribbon through and tied the "Thanks" to the bag with the ribbon.

It was fun and very easy....

Here are some pictures of the bags and of my little helper.


Grrr.... OK... I just saw that the "Thanks" on this bag is backwards. The "s" is not facing the right way.... Oh, no... I hope that this bag was one of the left over once....

From the side.

In the bag I thought I would do something different this time for the goodies. I did have candy, got to have that. :) But I also like to be different... So instead of getting all the regular party favors and little toys and such, I got some school supplies for the girls. I got #2 pencils, pencil monkey hand erasers, jelly type thing to put on the pencil for your finger, glue stick, and a note book that I also altered. Oh, and each girl did get a girly ring. So they did get at list one toy in there.

Here are the note books that I did. Got them at WalMart and I had all of them done in a bout 30 min. Very easy. Cut and glue or tape the paper and a flower if you want, like I did. And if you have a 7 year old helping you it's even faster. :) Katherine loved helping out.

again my little helper...

Remember you can click on the pictures to see a bigger image.

Hopefully this will give you some ideas as far as what to do for your child's birthday Party!!! :)

Nadya :)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Was thinking......

that I need to start posting more of my work here... LOL:)

I have bunch of stuff that I did this year already... more altering and other craft projects and such. I do need to scrapbook so I can post layouts too. Haven't done that sense about Nov. of last year.

I just need to take the time to take nice pictures of the stuff and post them here....

Just thinking out loud!!!! :)


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Have you heard about Creative Cafes BLOG PARTY???

If not well, now you did... :)

Check their blog out, they have some AWESOME giveaways and very cool spoilers for the upcoming trade show.

Just click HERE!!!!

And don't forget to tell your friends about it and the felt butterflies... :) Those are too cute!! I need to get some of those... way to cute to pass on...

Have fun!
Nadya :)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Today our oldest daughter turns 7!!!!

How did that Happen? They grow up way too fast.

I didn't tell her that she could do that. I'll have to check with dh to see if he told her the OK to do so... LOL:)

Yup I went in to labor on my birthday and she was born 2:10am on the 17th. Just 2 hours and 10 min after my birthday...

She's all smiles that she is now 7. She waited and waited and waited for this day.

Happy Birthday my sweet little or not so little girl any more! Mommy and daddy love you so much!!!

Nadya :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Today I'm a year older!!!!

I've had so many friends and family members wishing me a Happy Birthday and sinning Birthday songs over the phone... :) It is awesome!:)

Thank you to all of you for wishing me a Happy Birthday and sending me your love...

I had a great day. Well, my day isn't over yet. It's 4:30pm here and mom and dad are taking us out for dinner later one on my Birthday. Woohoo!!! :)

We went out shopping. My favorite scrapbook store had a 20% off sale today so I went. Got some cute things.... spend some of my Birthday money... it was good!!!!

Mom baked me a cake, can't wait to have a peace!!! :)

So I'm having a blessed day! Thank you all so much!!! :)


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Schools in Hawaii closed due to the weather on Friday the 16th....

Now that is something you don't hear a lot over here. :)

A big storm is coming our way. I guess I need to watch the news more, didn't know anything about this storm till Katherine's teacher called and said that the school for tomorrow was canceled due to the weather.

I have to say that I laughed out loud when she said that as I was driving down in Honolulu to get dh from work and it was nice and sunny and hut out. LOL:)

Here is a link to the report that came out today.

We don't get much days off from school due to weather, actually we don't get any at all. It'll be nice to have a 4 day weekend. Specially sense it's my birthday tomorrow and Katherine's on Saturday.. :) We'll have to do something now that we have a day off from school.

Hopefully it's not going to be as big as it sounds and our power will not go out. We'd had couple of storms this winter already and there's been a lot of flooding as well. Hopefully this time around it's not going to be that bad.


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Webkinz question for you all....

I hope some one can help us out....

Katherine has a Webkinz account for about a year or so now. A friend of hers gave her an account with a pet that the friend had started some time before.

About 2 weeks ago every time Katherine would log in there would be a message saying that our account is expiring. Now it has completely expired. In order for us to continue to use this account we need to get another Webkinz.

My questions are... Do Webkinz expire? Has any of you had this problem? Do you "need" to adopt more pets in order to use the account every time?

I thought they never expired. I guess I was wrong.

Anyone out there knows what this is all about???

Thanks for the help! :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Spoilers: for Book Of Me swap.

I was in 5 groups for this swap.

I haven't swapped in some time now so this was kind of a harder swap for me. I got used to doing Trading Pages and going back to just sets was kind of hard. But I got it done... Woohoo!!! :)

As you all know for Christmas I got some really amazing gifts and so my inspiration came from using those gifts.

I hope that the ladies that are in my groups will like these sets.

All of the title letters are loose. Gives you an option of how you want to lay out your title on the page. Hope that's OK with everyone.

Group 1A. Beginnings. "School Days"

CM new School papers and stickers. Each group has a different school sticker on the circle. CTMH start stamp from the "Under The Stars" stamp set.
Brads, chalk, start dust and red stickles on the small apple die cut.
Cricut Plantin SchoolBook and Accent Essentials cartridges.

Group 2A. Family Life. "Motherhood"

CM papers.
Cricut Beyond Birthdays, Accent Essentials and Plantin SchoolBook cartridges.
Flowers that I got from my Secret Santa on SS, they came with jewels like that.

Group 3A. Snippets of Me. "Girlfriends"

Cricut Stamped cartridge.
CTMH "Treasure life" stamp set on the tag.
CM and LSS papers.

Group 4A. Surroundings. Nature.

The title can be as "Nature" or "Natural"

The vine with leaves and the flowers are stamped from the stamp set I got at the LSS here the company is Hero Art not sure what the name of the stamp set though, sorry.
The bird is cut out of paper.
LSS papers.
Cricut "Stamped" cartridge for title.

Group 5A Other Ideas. "Me"

CM papers.
CTMH alpha stamp set.
Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge.
Same stamp set was used here as the one above just different stamp.
Chipboard frame.

Thanks for looking,

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I got a hair cut!!!!

My youngest sister and I went to get our hair cut.... I've had this same hair cut for almost a year now. But I don't go as often as I probably should to get it cut. It gets long and not the same shape any more. So I was way over due for my cut.

Before shot.... this is what it looked like... over grown... LOL:)

and now. Much better. Much shorter. Just the way I like it. Long hair for me is way too hut...



side right

side left

me and my brother in law.

me with my youngest sister and her husband.

What do you think???

Nadya :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Pictures from my oldest sisters visit.

My oldest sister came with her husband mid Dec. Her husband works as a vendor and they were sent here for work. They tolled them that my sister could come if they find lodging. And of course they had lodging... us... We were more then happy to have them stay with us. They had 2 days off, the day the come in and another day. It was really rain almost the whole time they were here.

On the day that they had off we got up and set down to eat breakfast. Chris said a prayer and asked the Lord for some sunshine today... his words were "little sunshine wouldn't hurt" :) And the Lord did provide us with sunshine all day long. It was the only day actually that was warm enough to go swimming. So we did just that. I love how our prayers get answered just like that!

Here are some pictures of our time together.

My sister and her husband at Ko Olina Beach Resort.

Chris, Sara and my sister.

yeah, I think my sister was cold... hee hee

We went to the Poly Look Out after the beach.

and after that we went to the Ala Moana Beach Park to look at the sunset.

All of us... well not me... cuz I'm taking the picture...


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!

WOW! You all should really come to Hawaii for the New Years celebration. :)

We just got home, no more then 30 min ago. Got the kids in bed and the guys are playing PS2 in the leaving room. So I took the time to come here and post something in my blog.

We had so many AWESOME fire work shows done by people. We were in a parking lot at a friends apartment building just looking all around us for big awesome beautiful fireworks that were done.

My brother in law recorded some of it on his cell phone so as soon as I get that from him I'll make sure to post it here so you all can see it. It was just really really AWESOME!!!!

I just LOVE fireworks for the New Years! Reminds me of Ukraine a lot...

Happy New Years!!!!

I hope and pray that the new year will bring more happiness and joy to you and your family!!!! May the Lord bless you and your families!!!!

WOW! It's 2009.... and I just got used to writing 2008 now I need to change it... LOL:)

I am so excited about this year. It feels like a good year. :) I'm planing on starting fresh in many aspects of my life. Changes are going to be made. This is going to and AWESOME year for me and my family. And I am just so excited that Jesus is going to be right there holding my hand through it all... I love it!!! :)

Happy New Years!
Nadya :)