Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shh! It's a Christmas Surprise!

So....I didn't think I would be back for a while, but here I am. With the new year coming up, and me starting to work, I am trying to get as much organization in the house as possible. Let me tell you, it's REALLY easy to do while your house is on the market! (Please note the sarcasm...)

First of all, I have a new set in the store! The Circled Template Set contains 3 temps from the bonanza and a brand new one! Check it out HERE.

The Circled Template

And why I am posting today, I made this chart for us, using One Memory At A Time @'s A Little Bit of This.


It is going to be hung in the middle of our home, right next to the phone, where everyone can see and keep track of what is going on. Every Sunday afternoon, I take about an hour to plan out our week. I figure out what we are having for dinner, what we need from the store, events and such...just do everything to get us organized. Now, I will have it all in one place instead of spread around the house. I also am putting clips on the bottom row to hang pages. I have my chore list(check out if you need one) that will hang there, Kyla's school checklist, then a space for other stuff. I am going to take it to our local education store and have it laminated so I can use dry erase markers.

So, I thought, If I need a place to organize my brain, surely there is someone out in digiland that could use this too. So, here you go! It is a 30 by 20 inch template, and most enlargement places can print this size. I have mine printed at our local Sam's club for about $10.

The Template(numbered 73, which I skipped over before now):


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One last thing, I used to have a very simple album set in the store, and have seen some of you make some awesome layouts with it. Unfortunately, when I named it I inadvertently used a trademarked name. As soon as I was alerted to the issue, I removed the album until I had a chance to redo the set and rename it. It is now back and for sale, with a legal name! If you want an easy set for a Christmas or year in review book, here you go:


You can find it HERE, and you can see a beautiful album with it HERE.

I think that's it for today. I have reached a conclusion that I just am not going to predict when I will post again. If I say it will be tomorrow, something happens and I don't post for a week. If I say I won't post for a while, I have all kinds of things to post! For now, I will just say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and I will see you again soon!

PS. I am off to the fabric store to pick up fabric to make the tree skirt in this post HERE. It is too cute an idea to pass up, and I thought some of you might like it too!! Now, let's see if I can get laundry done this week!! :)

Update: I just picked up my poster, had it laminated and hung it. I LOVE IT!!! My next week is already organized and on the wall!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Merry(Almost) Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Where in the world did the last 3 months go??? Poof, and they were gone! My baby is one, our house is still on the market(bah humbug!), I am going crazy making Christmas presents, and I CAN EAT CHEESE!!!

Have you ever gotten in a routine, done really well with it, then something happens and your routine is gone? It seems like that happened with this blog. I was in a great routine making templates, keeping up with everything, then life went haywire in July and I have not been able to get back into a routine with this. IT is driving me CRAZY! I love making the temps, and seeing what you all make with them, and want to do this, but getting back into routine has not been easy! I am going to try to make a big effort to get back into doing this, but it will take a little while. This will probably be my only post between now and Christmas, maybe New Year's.

Is anyone out there going to do project 365 next year? I knew there was no way I would get it done this year with a newbie in the house, but really want to do a "Project 365-2010" album next year. We'll see if that actually happens!

Things have changed a little around our house. With looking at selling our house, the state of the economy, and the housing prices in the areas where we want to live, Jon and I have made a decision. It will take a lot of pressure off him as the sole provider, and I need to do something that gets me out of the house some! It's been 4 years since I became a Stay-at-home mom, and I am craving some other type of mental stimulation. I have wanted for a long time to help parents parent better, learn strategies for a peaceful home, and start their parenting career with confidence. With all that in mind, I am launching Harmony Birth and Parenting Services in January. I am really excited, and will have a link to my website soon. I will be doing pregnancy coaching, childbirth courses, providing doula support during labor, parent consulting, and teaching other classes and such. We will see where this takes us!

Now, Christmas is just around the corner, and I know a lot of you are putting together your 2009 books, so check out the store for some of the great templates you see here:

And here are the freebies I have been promising for a great while!

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Well, that seems to be it for now. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year's. See you very soon!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Hi Everyone!

Howdy! I have not forgotten about my blog! I just want to check in and let you know I still exist. I am treading water right now, but we got the house listed (finally!) last night, so things should be calming down soon. Now we just need this place to sell! The girls are doing well, and E has almost popped another tooth through. She is also finally getting to where I can eat dairy again!!!! I feel like I have been through a war and survived!! Talk to you soon, Lesli

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

It's Template Time!

How is everyone? It is simply crazy around here! We have a TOOTH! It has broken through, and E is finally calming down some. She is simply a child that has super highs and deep lows! I guess when you go out of your way to make someone's birth pretty unique, it is no wonder when they break all the molds from the start! (E was born at home - in the US, less than 1% of births are at home, on top of that, she was born after 42 weeks, which is pretty much unheard of!)

It seems like right now I am simply putting out whichever "fire" is the biggest and needs the most attention. Dishes-Laundry-packing-Kyla-Erin-cleaning out the get the idea. We are working as hard as we can to get the house on the market before Jon goes back to school in the next 2 weeks. It seemed like a fairly easy thing 4 months ago when we decided to put it up for sale, but it is amazing how much there is to do, as we want to sell it for what our house is worth.

As for the garden, there is good news and bad news. Some things have done pretty well, and others have failed miserably! My tomatoes, cantelope, and pumpkins have been total failures. Our soil just is not good enough to sustain them. The squash, zuch, and peppers are about mediocre, and my cukes and beans have done really well. My herbs did a pretty good job, with the stevia growing the best. We think our soil is just not that great, and will work more on it next year. All in all, I have learned a TON. This was supposed to be my learning year, so it was well worth it. The funniest part, my mom has never wanted to garden, but I took her to Lowe's with me enough she was inspired to do her own. Her's has done fantastic, and put mine to shame!!

Well, here are some templates for you!

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I have had some ask about templates that are not available, there will be as soon as I get them into sets. I am working on them, but see the rest of the post up there! ^

See you soon!

Thursday, July 30, 2009


Hi everyone! I just wanted to check in. E's first teeth are just about to break through, so life this past week has been fun. I have not had the ability to sit down and get things together like normal. I am hoping to have some new stuff for you up this weekend!

BTW, any of you that have had a child that personifies the word INTENSE, how am I going to survive the next 20 years?

See you soon!

Monday, July 20, 2009


How was your weekend? Mine was great! I feel so accomplished, as I finished 8! layouts! I am working on catching up on some of the scrapping that fell by the wayside thanks to E's lovely pregnancy, and it feels so good to get it done!

Here's one of the layouts I did this weekend(I can't believe how much she has changed!):


I used the Happy kit by Mindy Teresawa and one of the templates from this set(click on the pic to go to the store):


Here's today's template:

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Also, I am looking for a classy purple set to do Erin's baby book with. Help please!! I have a coupon for the person who leaves a comment that sends me to one!

See you tomorrow!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Hi! I am going to post this now, so that I can take some time to get ready to crop tomorrow night. I am soooo excited to go to my first digicrop! I haven't done any crops for the last 8 months, as I finished my last paper album, and couldn't convince Jon it would be fine to take the full pc. (I guess he was right, it wouldn't be all that practical!)

For those I goofed up with the template numbers, fear not! I saved them in the order I worked on them, but posted them differently. I wanted to post today's template with a new item for the store, and didn't quite have it ready last night.
The new store item:

The Perpetual Calendar Template!

If you like to scrap with a calendar, this is the last one you will ever have to buy! It has seven different numeral layers, so you can turn on the one that matches your month. All you have to do is figure out the day of the week the month starts on, and go from there! You can also turn off the extra day spaces, or use them to add more photos. I did the tedious work, you add the fun! (click on the pic to go to the store)

Perpetual Calendar

And here is today's freebie I made using this template. This is not the full template above, as it only has the one month's setup.

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I am going to leave last night's post up for the weekend too! It has only been up a short time, so if you missed it, scroll down to pick it up! (If you came directly to this post, simply click on the title at the top of the page to go to the full blog.)

BTW, thanks to lots of fenugreek, blessed thistle, marshmallow root, oatmeal, and the occasional Guiness, things are improving, and Erin has even gained almost 1/2 a lb! Yippee! Thanks for the well wishes!

See you sometime on Monday! Have a great Weekend!

More Goodies for You!

You would think, being that I have a small digital business, I might know a thing or two about networking. Nope! We installed a wireless router ourselves, which was just asking for trouble. Of course it had some bugs to work out, and after a while on the automated help system, I can upload items again! Woot! We have things set up where I can access our main pc using the laptop, but haven't figured out how to access the laptop from the main pc.

Erin is "saying" her first word! She has found her voice, and is now making a lot of "m" sounds. It sounds a lot of the time like she is saying "Mama"! I know it is just practicing her voice, but it is so cute (or pitiful when she does it while she is whiny!!).

I have some new items in the store(Click on the preview to go to the store)!

The Time for Tea Set:

Time For Tea

The Dots A Lot Set:

Dots A Lot

I am working on making sets of the templates from the bonanza. Some will go into sets with additional new templates, like the Tea and Dots ones. Others will be put into groups of 6 and sold. I still have one more album that I am working on for the bonanza that was put on the back burner with everything the past month, and will get that out shortly. It is the only thing left that will have the 100 download cutoff. For the short term future, any freebies posted will be up until the next post is added. Also, I most likely will not be posting each day. I just can't make it work daily with this little one right now. She is at a stage where I just can't get everything done like I could when she was not mobile! We are also trying to get our house on the market in the next couple weeks, so that is taking a lot of attention too. I will try my best to Twitter when I post, and just keep checking back every day or so!

Here's today's freebie!

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I'll see you tomorrow!

Monday, July 13, 2009

I feel so loved!

Thank you so much for the wonderful welcome back! It feels so good to know that there are still nice people who care in this crazy world!

Here's a template for today!

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If you like this template, you may like this set: Spots N Dots

I have a couple new sets for you all, but thanks to technology, they won't upload to payloadz. I'll have to work on them tomorrow for you!

By the way, this post is brought to you from our den, while watching NCIS, in my comfy chair. I'm also going to a crop on Saturday with only my laptop and portable hard drive...I ADORE my new laptop. Happy Sigh!

See you tomorrow!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


I'm back, and ready to scrap! How have you all been the past couple weeks? We are all finally feeling a-o-k, and ready to return to the land of the living. Thankfully, Erin did not get sick, although she has been dealing with teething the past couple days. Kyla was diagnosed with croup and we put her on prednisone to help keep her from coughing so terribly. It worked like a charm, but I thought the kid was going to eat us out of house and home while she was on it! One night, my picky-I-only-eat-enough-to-keep-a-bird-alive toddler ate THREE piece of pizza, a salad, and a popsicle! Remind me NEVER to take this medicine - I'd end up as big as a house! I never got the fullblown virus, but was just soooo tired it was all I could do to keep up with the kidlets.

In other news, I FINALLY GOT MY LAPTOP!!!! Crops, here I come!! I am waiting on DH to install the wireless router, then I will be totally up and running with it. I have noticed a few minor issues switching between my pc and laptop, so if any goofs show up in a template by accident, let me know! I am just soooo incredibly excited to no longer be tied down in the office. Yippee!

Other things to report:

Erin, at just 7 months, pulled up to standing 2 days ago. She is now a pro at getting up, but not down, so is easily frustrated. However, when she gets herself up, she is so thrilled she just bangs like crazy on whatever she is holding onto.

One of the moms from my local online community has become a published author! We have been reading her stories on our site for a while, so I am soooo excited for her:
The Adventures of Curlylocks and Stripperella: A Modern Mother's Tale

My Granny did pass this past weekend. I am sad that she is gone, but almost relieved that she is not so weakened anymore. When she was so sick in June, I went to see her, and was so sad about how weak she was. She has always been a little ball of energy, and that part of her was gone. Her funeral is in the morning. I am going to go by myself, and Jon will stay here with the girls. There are some religious differences between the branches of our family, and I don't want to even try to explain things to K yet. She and E are both too young to even understand death, so this will be my time to mourn her. This is one of my favorite pics with her, taken at my wedding in 03:

I am having milk supply issues...again. Nursing will never be easy for me, so this is just one more thing I have to deal with. K weaned earlier than I wanted too, b/c my supply dropped and I didn't know it until it was too late. This time, I knew what to look for, so we have caught it early enough to try to remedy.

And, onto the goods!

The All Boxed Up Template Set:

10 related templates for you to create with! These will eventually be added to the store as an album with a cover and opening page, but you can get them free for this weekend! The link will be removed on Monday.



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That about covers it for now! I hope you have a great weekend, and I will see you on Monday!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

See you soon!

Thanks so much for all the well wishes! I am finally starting to feel normal again, and am getting some templates together for you all! Be on the lookout in the next day or two for a special treat!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

And now...

Thanks to several coughs right in the face, Mommy is now sick too. Lovely. The Template Bonanza is on hiatus for the next 2 or 3 days, then will be extended by at least a week. I am soo sorry for all of this, when it rains, it pours! See you soon!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Checking in

Hi everyone. Kyla either has croup or bronchitis, so we've been pretty busy here. I'll be back soon with some templates for you. Please pray for my little girl. She is pretty pitiful right now. Thanks, Lesli

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I "love" teething.

It took 4 hours to get E in bed tonight. I'll be back with more templates tomorrow!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

What not to do when you have a baby.....

Make chili. I made chili tonight from scratch, which included cutting up several peppers and all. I made dinner, washed my hands several times, and then we ate. After dinner, we were all sitting on the sofa having movie night, and Erin was sitting on my lap. She is teething so I gave her my fingers to chew on. Big Mistake. The oils from the peppers had not washed off all the way, and her poor little mouth was all spiced up! Other than milk, she has only had juice and grapes at this point, so the poor baby had no clue what was going on. She looked at me with her face all scrunched up, and with red eyes and tears rolling down her face. I felt like the worst mommy in the world!!!!

Here is today's template:


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This and all the others will be up until it reaches the 100 mark.

See you tomorrow!!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Time for Tea!

We had the nicest day today! One of Kyla's little playgroup friends had a tea party for all the little girls in the group today. It was so sweet! They all dressed up(even most of the mommies too!), and each had their own teacup. We each had real napkins and everything! After tea, we were able to spend some time playing and catching up with each other. Since E's birth, we have dropped out of group in the mornings, just b/c it is too much right now.

I also spent some (more) time in the garden this afternoon. I ate my first cucumber!!! It was soooooooooo yummy!! Next year, I think I am going to plant at least double the cuke plants I did this year. My lunch each day will be to walk outside and pick a cuke for a salad. I also went ahead and pulled up our lettuce and sugar peas. They were both about done, and the lettuce just did not do well. I think I planted it too late. The same went for the peas. I got about a cup of peas for the patch I planted. I will never take the supermarket for granted again, as it took me an hour to shell the peas!! I pruned my stevia and basil plants, so those leaves are in the oven drying..... I can truly now say that I loove gardening!

Here's the template for today:

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That's all for today! I promise I will get caught up on the ones I missed earlier, but it may not be until saturday. I usually spend a couple hours with Jon home on the weekends to make sure I am ready blogwise for the week. This whole power thing really messed me up!!

See you tomorrow!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Template Time!

Here's today's template. I wanted to have a couple more to help catch up from this weekend, but between running errands and a teething baby, pc time was not happening much today.

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Remember, yesterday's is still up for DL until Fri!

See you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Here ya go! may not Technically still be Tuesday where I am, but I haven't gone to bed yet, so it still counts for me! It has been a crazy couple of days here! Apparently when the power company repaired the tree fall, they did not connect something correctly, so the power was blinking on and off, and it took them a while to figure it out. I could not use the pc, as I was not about to spend time working on something to have it erased, and damage my "outlet to the world". I am saving for a laptop(and biding my time for Windows 7), so hopefully soon things like this won't be a big deal at all!

In other news, I want to kiss the feet of the higher-ups at Earth Balance! They have come out with a new "butter spread" that is dairy and soy free! It has been impossible to find a butter substitute, as they all have some dairy or soy in them, until now! I was able to make chocolate chip cookies for the first time in 6 months! I actually had tears in my eyes as I ate them! The spread comes really close to the true taste of butter, and worked really well. The only downside I have noticed is that it liquifies pretty quickly as it warms, which really doesn't matter when I can make COOKIES!! Can anyone tell I am excited about this??(If you can't, consider this: I had to special order it by the case from a natural foods store b/c noone is carrying it yet. I have 11 tubs of it in the fridge!)

Now, on to the templates that I know you are here for!

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I am going to leave these up until Friday, and will leave Wednesday and Thursday's up until then as well. When I post Friday's, I will go back to the 100 Download deal. We only have until next Saturday for the rest of the Template Bonanza!! Be ready to snag the Template album I post that day!!

Go ahead and send me your template color schemes until Thursday. I will get the poll up sometime around then!

I'll see you tomorrow...or later today, depending on where you are!

PS: A special Congratulations! to my mommy friend and fellow scrapper! She and her family were matched today with their new baby girl in Ethiopia!!! Many prayers for a quick, safe, and happy meeting for them!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

I'll be back!

We finally have the power issue resolved, so I will be back sometime on Tuesday with some templates for y'all! See you tomorrow!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

If it's not one thing...

it's another! A tree fell on the power line to our neighborhood last night. The power has been blinking on and off all night/day. The power company is working figuring out why it won't stay on, and as soon as they call back I can get on to work on the templates and get them posted. See ya soon!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Template 59

Hi everyone! Here is today's template:

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Hubby needs the PC, so I will see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

And now, back to our regularly scheduled Template Bonanza! With this post, we return to the 100 Download limit, so grab it while you can! I will try my best to post on Twitter when I post a new temp, so you can follow me there(thepaperiris).

Here's today's template:

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I also am on the look out for a new color scheme! If you have one you love, email it to me at thepaperiris*at*gmail*dot*com. I will post the three I like the best, and you all will be able to vote! The winner of the vote gets an album set!! You can submit entries until Sunday, then voting will start on Monday...

See you tomorrow!

Little Bunny Foo Foo...

.....You messed with the wrong gardener, so now I'm out to get you.....

A rabbit got into the yard today, and ate almost all of my purple bean plants!!! I had just planted them last week, and they were looking so healthy. I am going to have to get some mesh to line the fence with now. Sigh. It is amazing how much work goes into growing food! I will never again take the food in the store for granted again!

Here are today's templates:

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See you tomorrow!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Templates 52 thru 55!

HI Everyone!

I am almost caught up with this post! Tomorrow, I will have two templates for you, then Wednesday, we will return to the one template a day routine.

I have good news. I spoke to my dad today, and they were releasing Granny from the hospital! I hope to get back to see her in the next couple days. We were going to go today, but with her being released, it didn't work out time wise.

In other news, there was a stinky reason for no post last night. My garden tried to take me out while I was working in one of the flower beds yesterday afternoon! We had tilled the soil, then laid out landscape fabric to get rid of weeds and all. My hubby also has a bunch of stone and stuff lining the bed b/c he is working on a walking path. I was standing in the bed, and when I went to turn to step over all the stone, my feet got tangled and I fell on top of the stone. OUCH!!! I have a welt about the size of a baseball on my hip, and the rest of me is bruised and sore. I am very thankful, however, as I fell on the one part of the yard that was just stone. I had tools(shovels, rake, hoe, scissors, etc) scattered all over the place, and could have been really hurt. As it is, I am moving like I am 90, and Kyla asked me today if I was hurt REALLLY bad when I tried to get off the sofa. Fun stuff to add to a fun week.....

All of this gardening is starting to pay off! I now have baby cukes, peppers, tomatoes, squash, and green beans growing and some of my other beans and vines are flowering!! It is sooooooo exciting to see the actual fruits of my labor! I made Jon leave his tv show yesterday afternoon to come outside and see all my little things!

In other news, I am taking the kids tomorrow to paint pottery! My best bud is off for the summer(she's a teacher), so we get to hang out with her and her boys. We have 4 kids between us, one born each year for the past 4 years. I told her this was her year for another, but she seems to be holding out on me, which is probably a good thing, as I will not be ready for another next year!!!

So, enough about me! Here are the templates you came for! Once again, they are all in one DL. I will have them up until I post tomorrow:

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See ya tomorrow!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009


I finally have some templates for you!! I have put three in this download, and will try to catch up tomorrow with some more. I will leave these up until I get more put up.

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Hi everyone! It has been a really LOOOOOOONG week here, but the good news is Granny is finally responding to treatment and is starting to respond to the family. Thank you so much for the well wishes and your patience this week. I should have a couple templates for you tomorrow, so be on the look out. See ya then!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

!!!!!!!! Mosquitos!

I went out in the garden this afternoon, and the stinkin little bugs attacked! I have bites EVERYWHERE! I am not kidding. They bit me through my pants!!! On the good side, I have everything in the ground for this season that I wanted to get in!!! I still have about 4 feet where I can add plants, so I am going to visit the farmer's Market this week.

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On a sad note, I don't know what the coming week is going to look like on here. My Great Grandmother was admitted to the hospital today in a semi coma, and it does not look good. It is highly likely that we are going to be very busy with family things by the end of the week. If there is not a post up for a day, please just be patient with me, and I will make sure that there is a template for each day posted at some point.

See you tomorrow!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Template 47

Hey! I have to make this a quick post, as Miss Teeth-Are-Coming-In-So-I-Don't-Want-To-Sleep-A-Wink is on my lap, and grabbing for the keyboard! We had a fun date last night, and so far no sign that I ate anything wrong! Woo hoo!!

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See You Tomorrow!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Friday!

How are you all? It's been another fun day around here! We had a good rain last night, and the garden looks so happy today! I am soooooo excited, as our green beans(Pole, Blue Lake variety) are creeping up the lines I put on the fence, and are at least 4 feet tall now! It is so much fun to see the leaves creeping up!

Jon and I are going on a date tonight! Sunday is our 6 year anniversary, and we were given Outback giftcards for Christmas. I can eat a steak and fries, so we are going all out tonight!

Here is today's template! This is one from the Scrap Simple set, and can be used for soooo many things! My friend(and CT member) Nancy did an album with it on her blog: The ScrapGoddess

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From this set: (click on the photo to go to the store)
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See you tomorrow!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Templates 44 and 45!

Here they are! So sorry about yesterday! E has had several times the past couple days where the only thing that keeps her from screaming her head off has been being held or nursing. B/c of my anatomy, when she is nursing, I can't do anything else. We are still not unpacked from last week! I did discover a new bump on her gums yesterday, so I am assuming it is either a growth spurt or her teeth.

The Templates:



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See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

See You tomorrow!

It has been a really rough, tough, teething day here. I'll have two templates for you tomorrow. See Ya then!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Template 43

Hey all! It's been a busy day here! Someone needs to tell Erin that coming home should mean she sleeps better..... I also want to know why we all go on vacation, and then I am apparently the only one who has any idea how to unpack a suitcase.... Anyhow, here's today's template!

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This is part of a set that you will see soon in the store! Be on the lookout!

Also, I am on New York Time. Most of the time, I post the template around our dinnertime. I check on the count through the evening, and if it reaches 100 before I go to bed, I take the link down. If not, I usually leave it up and check in the morning. Some days I can't get to the pc until later. The free downloads are for the first 100 only. In the future, I may leave them up longer, but for the bonanza, it is the first 100. I also usually Twitter when the post goes up, so if you follow me there(ThePaperIris), you can be among the first. For more info, check the sidebar about the bonanza.

See You Tomorrow!

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Addiction

I seriously have a major issue. I have been home not even 48 hours, things are still unpacked, and I can't get out of the garden! I LOVE seeing it all coming up! It is 10:30 at night here, and I am wanting to go plant some more! Last night I could not sleep, and ended up getting back on the pc and ordering MORE seeds. How can I not have asparagus beans in my garden? I just have to have them!!!!! By the end of the season, I am going to have canned veggies for sale in my store if everything grows well! I will post some pics as soon as DH has the yard mowed. It is pretty bad b/c we were gone!

Here is today's template!

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Sunday's Template will be up until sometime Tuesday for those that issues last night. I am really sorry about that!

See you tomorrow!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Template 41!

Wow! Can you believe that we are halfway through the bonanza? Only 34 more templates for you to collect until we get to the album at the end!

It feels so good to be home! Jon went to church this morning, and I stayed here with the girls. I just could not make E endure any more time running. I went out and spent more time in the garden. Grass has now become my nemesis! The area that we are planting in was yard just a couple months ago, so all the grass is not completely gone. As soon as my plants are good and healthy, I am planning to put newspaper down between the rows and mulch on top of it. Until then, I will just deal with it. It rained almost every day while we were gone, and my plants have gone crazy! My beans especially have taken off. I spent several hours out there today thinning them all out. My corn has also done really well so far, and is about 18 inches tall! I will get out there and take some pics soon!

Here is the template:

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Someone said they had trouble DL the template yesterday, if there are any issues with this one, let me know!

See you tomorrow!

ETA: I am pretty sure the DL issues have been resolved. Please email me if there are any more, or if you missed yesterday's b/c of DL issues.