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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Reflection Sunday

Well its sunday and this week has been a very long week. I know many of you can relate to that. I thought today I would be able to relax and focus on my family and get my planner ready to the new week and the new month. Nope!!! The neighbor has people over due to some type of plumbing issue and while I can handle the noise from that, the constant barking of his dog is driving me crazy. Now where I live the temp is almost 60 today and I would love to open my window but the barking.. So far its been several hours. and will more then likely be most of the day. If its not the dog barking its the people that live on the other street around the corner drumming all day and well into the night and No my friends they are not good. I have tried to remain calm about it but am at my wits end. Plus calling the cops did not help at all considering they told me they are not doing anything wrong. Well when I can hear it at 11:30- midnight then yeah they are. This week we had multiple days of drumming. which is wearing on me.Now I know that sounds like me complaining a lot but come spring it will be much worse and will last till the fall. I am not able to pick up and move just because of 2 neighbors. Trust me the thought has been talked about. So I have to deal with it. I just would like to be in the comfort of my home and be able to relax. I know at night my girls would also love to sleep. But then again I hear sleep is over-rated. 

On the other hand. Me and baking have not had a good relationship this week as well. Between burning or undercooking  or both.. I think my oven is wonky. Just today my bread that I was baking looked done, the top was getting a little to dark so I pulled it. Only its not done all the way. Talk about annoying. I have been wanting home baked bread for a few weeks now and every time it never fails something is wrong.  Oh well thats life and its just bread. LOL

How was your week? Better then the week I had I hope. If you have any questions you would like to ask me or want to know about me, leave a comment and I will try to answer. 


Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda



Friday, January 29, 2016

Funday Friday Challenges #123 Anything Goes

Its Friday which means Jo is having Funday Friday Challenges over at 

 This week we have 2 sponsors. I got to use Little Blue Button Stamps.(LBBS)
I know I have said this before but I LOVE LBBS. 
This week I was going to use Sunny with Umbrella but was having a hard time creating with him. My mojo was not working. So I looked around on their blog and found a really cute freebie named 

So here is the card I made for this week. 


Challenge runs from 
 STARTS January 29th @ Midnight (EST)
ENDS Febuary 5th @ 6 pm (EST)
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

Now its your turn
Go to Jo's and take the challenge. 

Until Next Time 
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Cardz Tv Stamps Card Challenge

Its time. Cardz Tv Stamps Card Challenges that is. 
Make sure to head over to Mary's blog
to take the card challenge. 

This challenge we were asked to create a card for Valentines Day.


The sentiment is Cardz Tv Stamps set "Love Ya"

The bear I found over at Silhouette Design Store. Its a Stickin Cute Paper Piecings item #72548.
I added a black mat under to help it stand out. I hope you like my card. Stop over at Cardz Tv to find out all the info for the challenge. 


Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Monday, January 25, 2016

Food Plan for the Week

Lets start this week off on a better foot. Thursday-Sunday was just crazy and off. 
We ended up not having cable, phone or internet all day thursday and friday. Saturday was just a sad day. Sunday was well Sunday. 

Back to the topic of this blog post. This weeks meals include
Monday- Pork Chops with whatever
Tuesday- Homemade vegetable beef soup with fresh baked bread
Wednesday- eat out or left overs
Thursday- Spaghetti with salad
Friday- Hamburgers with fries
Saturday- Poor man soup
Sunday- Homemade Pizza with homemade sauce

Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Monday, January 18, 2016

Food Plan for the week

Am going to keep this post short and to the point. 

Monday- marzetti 
Tuesday- Tacos
Wednesday- Frozen Pizza (crazy day)
Thursday- Tuna helper cheesy pasta
Friday- Chicken and tator tots
Saturday-Breakfast
Sunday- Roast with potatoes and carrots

Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Reflections 1-17-16

It has been a long week. My girls have a 4 days weekend that started on Friday and they have one more day to go and I cant wait for them to go back. Not that I wont miss them because I will but because this mom needs some down time.. The noise and over the top movements that you get with acting/dancing around the house, the fighting between kids is all getting to me the last couple of days. Today has been the worst. Add that with going to the store and boy its not good.I will admit that I locked myself in my room with the lights and tv off for a good hour. Does that make me a bad mom? I dont think so since their dad was also home. However I am glad my kids dont have school tomorrow but my youngest is going to a cheer camp so that will help a lot. However I am not looking forward to the cold temps tomorrow. So hopefully tomorrow will be better

So tonight I am going to enjoy a nice cup or two of hot tea. I have found a new favorite to add to my list of teas that I like. My all time favorite beside just your reg. standard tea bag is Sugar Plum Spice that comes out at Christmas time. However when I was waiting for my oldest performace last month I had the chance to stop over at a cafe and try some amazing tea. I found a close match about a week later at a store. Its the Private Selection cinnamon hibiscus tea.  

I hope you had a wonderful week. 

Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda


Friday, January 15, 2016

Funday Friday Challenge #121 Sketch Time

Lets gets sketchy. this week over on Jo's Scrap Shack - Funday Friday Challenges its a sketch challenge. This is the sketch we had to use. 
So here is what I made.
My image is from Little Blue Button Stamps.
I love LBBS. I just love them. I have colored many images and added them to my planner. If you have not yet checked them out please do so. 
Ok so now its your turn to take the challenge. But please leave me some love in the comments. 

Challenge runs from 
 STARTS January 15th @ Midnight (EST)
ENDS January 22nd @ 6 pm (EST)
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

Now its your turn
Go to Jo's and take the challenge. 

Until Next Time 
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Monday, January 11, 2016

Food Planning

Today sure does feel like a monday..Oh wait it is a monday. Which means its time for my weekly dinner meal plan. 
This week is going to be filled with mostly quick meals. 
This week is crazy so easy is the word of the week.

Monday- Hot Dogs with mac and cheese
Tuesday- Hamburger Helper Beef Pasta
Wednesday- Eat out
Thursday- Spaghetti
Friday- Breakfast
Saturday- Fish Sticks and tator tots
Sunday- Homemade Pizza


Have a wonderful week. 

Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Sunday, January 10, 2016

January 10th

Should I do a weekly Reflections or do a monthly one. What do you think? Let me know.

Have a wonderful week. 

Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Friday, January 8, 2016

Funday Friday Challenge #120

Its the first Funday Friday Challenge of the new year. 
So please head over to Jo's Scrap Shack and take this 
Anything Goes Challenge.

Here is the card I made for this challenge


My card is 5.5 in x 5.5 in. 
The image I used was from Bugaboo. You can find the Chibi Snowman HERE.

I hope you take this challenge with us this week. 
Cant wait to see what you make. 

Challenge runs from 
 STARTS January 8th @ Midnight (EST)
ENDS January 15th @ 6 pm (EST)
Challenge Rules

1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your challenge,
using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only.

Now its your turn
Go to Jo's and take the challenge. 

Until Next Time 
Stay Crafty
Amanda


Monday, January 4, 2016

Not sure what to call this.

I am thinking about doing a meal planning, food fun type post each week. Am not sure what to name this. I had a posting for a little while that was Food Journey. I not sure if I like that. 
If I do a meal planning type post it would be my meal plans for Monday-Sunday. Since that how my planner I use is set up. Not sure yet but will figure something out..

Just for fun my meal plan this week is 
Monday- Breakfast for Dinner
Tuesday- Taco
Wednesday- Pizza Hut 
Thursday- Hamburgers and fries
Friday- Pot Pies
Saturday-Hot Dogs and mac and cheese
Sunday-Festive Chicken with rice

I only plan out my dinners for the most part. 

Let me know in the comments what you would like to see and a title for this


Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda


Sunday, January 3, 2016

January 3rd Reflections

It is 2016. What do you hope this year brings? I refuse to make resolutions for I know I will break them. This year what comes comes. The last half of the year I have battled with more headaches then I wish I had and I fell and broke my shoulder in November. So this year I hope it will be better. 
Christmas was a great time. My girls each got the only thing they asked for from Santa. My oldest wanted the Lego Friends Grand Hotel, My youngest wanted a laptop. I recived a few things I have been wanting. I am going to learn how to knit, crochet as well as cake and cookie decorate as I got the Wilton 29 tips set. Today I am going to make a cake with homemade buttercream frosting. Something I never done before(make homemade buttercream frosting). 

As I look back on 2015 even with all the headaches and a broken shoulder it was a pretty good year I guess. Let me explain. Just like a lot of people there are many ups and downs. and well it seemed like there was more down then ups but the ups was great. My girls are both great students and love school. They are both beautiful dancers. My youngest is in 3 different dance classes this current dance season and I cant wait to see her dance them in May on stage. She is in ballett, tap, and lyrical. My oldest daugter go to dance in the Celtic Nutcracker the first weekend of December. It was so amazing. The kids that danced in that show are awsome. I love that my daughters have dance in their lives. 

I dont want to dwell on the bad so I wont.. 
Things will turn around. They always say he doesnt give you anything you cant handle and well I think that saying is ture. Life can be hard and stressfull. I know I get very stressed out and it something I need to work on. 

So here is to 2016. May life bring you Joy and Happiness. Peace and Love, and everything you wish for. 

Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 
I hope everyone has a wonderful, blessed and safe year. 

Until Next Time
Stay Crafty
Amanda