Monday, September 29, 2008


The kids and I have started thinking about one of my favorite holidays...Halloween!!! :) I love all the talk about costumes, my beloved skully stuff is available in every store and the whole scare factor makes me a bit giddy! LOL :)

So far, the only one that seems to have made up their minds solidly about their costume is Tayvan. She says she wants to be a "Scary Pirate...bwahaha...aaarrgh" Literally. That's what SHE said! I about fell out and hit the floor laughing!

It did remind me of a few-months-old layout that I never posted. Lilli in all her Halloween glory! All hail the Queen...

So, now for the rest of the E*crew to figure out our costumes!
What are you and yours going to be this year?
I'd love to hear some fun ideas! :)
XOXO...Stac :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Remember those Death by Chocolate cupcakes I mentioned?
Oh my...
So Woooooooo dee Hooooooooooo!!!

I have never made filled cupcakes before. That part was actually easier than I thought. The mousse was another story...took f.o.r.e.v.e.r. but was worth it! :)

Check out this chunk of heaven...

And some scrappy fun ahead...
Some yummy Glitz paper fun (I could faint over this yellow paper!!!), a transparency star bit from Little Yellow Bicycle halloween line (colored with a sharpie), and some fave Colorbok rocker bits.

Sorry Mom! She *hates* that we've taken to calling Tayvan "Kurt" (as in Cobain) when her hair is all grungy like this. But it totally fits and we are Gen X'ers afterall! :)

Have a great day!
XOXO...Stac :)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Prep work...

Tayvan is almost 3 years old!
I can't believe that my baby is totally toddler-ific. It seems like yesterday that she was truly my baby.
Her birthday party is next weekend, so I've been diving in to the prep work.

For this scrapping fiend, first up was the invitations of course!
I only had to make 10 (thank goodness for small close-knit families), but I had to do them super fast so I kept them simple.

What do y'all think?

I was so happy to play with a little bit of the Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine line. I fell in love, bought it, put it away...and kinda forgot about it. But when I pulled it out for the little tags, it just screamed " still love me!" Ssshhh, I didn't put it up yet b/c I want to play with it some more! LOL :) I think I have a date with some Sunshine Yellow tonight! :)

Next up for preparations...
cupcake lovies!

I said the other day that I'm going throuh a Suzy Homemaker phase again. Pretty hardcore one actually. I've been doing weekly menu plans, cooking dinner every night with lots of new recipes, baking all kinds of goodies every week. S.U.Z.Y. :) Check out Pioneer Woman of course, and a new fave is the Sunday Baker. :)

I think I've gone off the deep end a bit though. Yesterday, I had some freebie money to get a little sumpthin' for Staci at Target. Ended up with a super-cute skirt in one hand and a new cupcake pan in the other. Guess which one I bought. Yeah, the cupcake pan. And I'm sooo excited about it! LOL :) Looks like the deep end was...back there and I'm out in free water. LOL :)

My cupcake plans are...Death by Chocolate!
jumbo chocolate cupcakes
filled with chocolate mousse
topped with chocolate buttercream
For the actual party ones, I'll probably roll them around in choclate sprinkles too.
Never too much chocolate, right? ;)

In other scrappy news...
I am going to teach at Scrappin' Bunnies in McKinney in October!
I am so excited about this!!!
Emily is super-sweet and she does a fantastic job with this store. Everytime I see a newsletter from her with the list of new goodies, I feel like I need to *run* to get there before the goodies are gone! :)
So make a plan to shop on October 17th and come to my class in the same trip! :)

If you can't come to the class, Emily is selling the class kits too.
But really, its so much more fun in person.
Come, scrap, laugh at me, laugh with me, leave with a happy feeling in your heart and chocolate in your veins! :)

Mmmm, chocolate.
What did you say?
Why yes, I do have a one-track mind! ;)
XOXO...Stac :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I suck...

at blogging!
I want to soooo badly!
But somehow time just gets away from me.

My girl, Marla, told me its because I don't know a very important word in the English language...

Honestly, she's right.

But the last few weeks have been swarmed with school starting, PTA work, scrapping stuffs, PTA work, lots of work on something that I can't share yet, PTA work, dancing, becoming a Suzy Homemaker type again, and oh did I mention PTA work? LOL :)

Its truly been crazy! But its a good kind of crazy, kwim? Lots of fun, lots of great happenings, lots of love. :)

And...I've got some blog-a-licious plans in store for this joint! :) Coming make-over magic, lots of inspirations, and some fun give-aways! :) Yeppers, free stuff...that's what everyone wants, right? ;) LOL :)

In the meantime, I want to show off my cuties on the first day of school...

and give a BIG Shout Out to the new KI Memories girlies!! I am SO HAPPY to continue on as a KI design team member. Its an amazing dream come true...again! :)

Speaking of...
Check out the KI blog for my blog challenge: Welcome Fall!

I made a super fun little tree door hanger that is so much better than the empty wreath hanger that was there before! (is that too much honesty?) LOL :)

XOXO...Stac :)