Thursday, January 31, 2008

I did a little scrapping Yesterday.

Yesterday after I ran a few errands I did a little scraping . It felt nice to get my stuff out and just sit down and create. I love the way my mind lets every thing go when I am working on a LO. I kinda forgot how cold it was yesterday. Kinda until I had to go to YW with the girls last night. it was 13 below zero. Not fun...

Can you believe it will be February tomorrow Wow I cant believe it!!
So I thought i would do a fun count down to valentines day I am going to post a craft or a recipe on my blog related to valentines day until the 14th.
I just love valentines day!! Can anyone guess why? ;0)

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Genie I wish I was in Hawaii

Dang my wish did not work:(

I have had about as much of the snow and ice and cold that I can take...
I have cabin fever and I just want to get out of this house but when ever I go out it is so dang cold. I miss wearing my peep toed shoes.
On top of it being so dang cold I had the flu yesterday and was totally wiped out.
I feel better today and I need to go run some errands but It is so cold today I don't want to leave the house. It was -4 this morning when I took the girls to school. I really need a break from Alaska. I need to go back to the real world and get my fix of shopping and a little warmer weather. I just don't know if it is going to happen this year. Anyone have any sky miles they want to give me. LOL
All right I am done complaining I hope everyone is doing well.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Who's Ben hiding in my coat?

I was cleaning house the other day and saw my coat laying on the dinning room floor. I new i had not left it there when I went to pick it up Ben shouts out Boo momma Boo.
I of course had to take a pic. Thought it was so dang cute.

Thanks you for being so supportive of me talking on this new adventure of selling my jewels. I like your ideas for names but I think I have come up with 2 that I like . So what do you all think about Jenny Beads or Jenny's Jewels? Do they sound silly and child like or do you think catchy sounding. Do I need to go back to the drawing board and think up a new names.

Monday, January 28, 2008

My good news!!!

I am not expecting and I am not moving...
I have been given the opportunity to sale my jewelry at a local store here in Palmer. The store owner said if I wanted to she would let me set up a table out side her store and sale my jewelry one day the week of valentines day. I was very surprised. See what can happen when you buy a truffle. I am so nervous. I think my jewelry is pretty but will others think it is lovely enough to buy? I also have appointments to talk to to other stores about selling my jewelry as well. Dale of course is so supportive and I am just freaking out... This is just my little hobby.
Now I need to come up with a name for my jewelry and I also need to design some new pieces .
So I am asking you my dear friends to 1st pray I don't get to freaked out and 2nd help me com up with a Name for my jewelry.

Saying goodbye to a Phrophet

My blog is mostly about me and my everyday ordinary happenings. Well a major part of who I am is my region. For those of you who don't know i am a member of the LDS Church.
Last night or beloved Prophet Gorden B. Hinckley passed away. When i first heard the news tears welled up in my eyes then I was overtaken by the joy of knowing that he is with his Beloved Eternal companion Marjory. I love knowing the plan of salvation and knowing that life does not end when we die. I am very happy for president Hinckley that he is home. I can hardly wait until that glorious day when I will be reunited with My loved ones. Exspeshaly my sweet William.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

House of Fire.

Last night a group of us got together to play the game House of Firer. It is almost like bunco. It was a ton of fun.. It was amazing to see how different peoples personalities are when the are competitive. I was a little surprised by how loud and crazy some of these normally quite church going guys could be...
So we had a winner of the night and a looser of the night.. Can you guess who the looser was? It is not so bad being the looser when you get a fun gift..

I received so exciting news yesterday as well. I am not quite ready to share maybe I will tomorrow. I am nervous and excited about it all at the same time. So stay tuned for my announcement. It might be fun to guess what my news may be so leave a comment with your guess.

Friday, January 25, 2008

I am wearing boots..

Funny story today . I was in the parking lot of our local grocery store when I hear a young man yell out. Hey girl you are going to kill your self in those shoes you need to get you some boots. ( I totally felt like I was on an episode of Men in Trees) I turned around pulled up my pant leg and said hey boy these are boots in a really smug voice. I turned back around and preceded to enter the store all you could hear was laughing behind me...
These are the boots I was wearing.

OK so there not practical snow boots but hey there still boots.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

So what European city do you belong in?

You Belong in Milan

Stylish and sophisticated, you want to enjoy a truly European life - away from tourists!
Milan fits you perfectly. Great shopping, high quality food, lots of culture... with very little hype.

I totally thought this was fun.. I have always wanted to go to Malian. I have never been to Italy . I have always envied my sister for living there for 4 years. Maybe one day I can go with Dale before we are old and grey.
So what European city are you take the quiz and post it in my comments. Cant wait to see ..

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

It's all in a Name...

This is a Lo I made for a challenge on A Million Memories. The Challenge was to make a LO wit a picture of your self and write in bold letters all the positives about yourself. I really enjoyed this challenge up until the point that I had to come up with more than just 2 positive things about me. I think we all tend to be too critical of ourselves.

What Jennifer Means
You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.
You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.
You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are loving, compassionate, and ruled by your feelings.
You are able to be a foundation for other people... but you still know how to have fun.
Sometimes your emotions weigh you down, but you generally feel free from them.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.
So what do you think does my name fit who I am?

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Weather and New Blogs.

I woke up this morning really not wanting to get out of bed to take the girls to school at 6am. The howling wind kept me up all night i just new it would be freezing. Then when I realized Dale had left my car out side I could have cried. I braced myself as I opened the Garage door just waiting for the cold wind to hit my skin. I was in total shock to feel a warm breeze. I thought someone pinch me I must be dreaming. Then Kadie's said Mom can you believe how warm it is. I said Yeah I thought I was in Hawaii for a moment. I get into the car and Oh my goodness it is 45degrees. That is almost summer here. I think it is even hotter than spring... OK so I am rambling. Needless to say I was surprised at how warm it was...

So I have been Blog surfing and have found many new blogs that I have fallen in love with. I have added many to my I love Blogs list and I will be adding even more today. One blog that I really loved is the The Gourmet Momma You can click on there link to the right of my blog.. It is a totally fun blog with lots of good recipes. I can tell it is going to help me find my inner chef that I am discovering this year.. So hop on over and check them out..

Monday, January 21, 2008

This hurts my Heart...

My poor Ben has had Eczema since he was 6 months old. This by far is not the worst case in fact until he started scratching last night his skin was clear. But he had an allergic reaction to something he ate and the hives and itching began. I gave him meds for the itching but it never helps. It's the saddest thing he goes into a tittle trance and all he does is scratch and as soon as he feels relief he comes to me with tears in his eyes and says I made my self bleed i am sorry momma can you put my socks back on. It just brakes my heart. I hope one day he will grow out of it. The poor guy has had more than his fair share of health problems. I just wish he did not have this challenge in his life I just hat seeing him hurt from the effects of Eczema.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

So what can 34 dollars buy?

Well let me tell you 4 Old navy Sweaters 1 Old navy shirt 1Old Navy Skirt 6 necklaces 3 bracelets and 1 pair of earrings. I totally had a blast shopping yesterday. I love it when I can find good bargains.. If you live here in Alaska you know what I mean when I say its so hard to fined good bargains here. I still miss Ross but I gotta deal with what we have here. Plus I have always loved old Navy...
So where does everyone Else go to find good Bargains?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Change in My Blog!!!

As you can see I have changed my blog colors.. When I was done I thought it looked nice and crisp . I thought the white background shows of my pictures nicely. When I showed Dale he told me that it did not look like me and that it was just a boring plane blog... I was a little taken back and he saw that in my face I think he new my feelings were kinda hurt . He the explained again it's just not you Jen your any thing but boring you are spicy and fun. He said for any one else this would be a nice blog page but for you it's just too plane. So what do you think is this boring and plain ? Do you think all this white fits my personality/ Do I need to spice it up some more? I am curious as to what everyone thinks.

Friday, January 18, 2008

The twilight series...

For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning...
Legions of readers entranced by the New York Times bestseller Twilight are hungry for the continuing story of star-crossed lovers, Bella and Edward. In New Moon, Stephenie Meyer delivers another irresistible combination of romance and suspense with a supernatural twist. Passionate, riveting, and full of surprising twists and turns, this vampire love saga is well on its way to literary immortality.

I totally fell in love with these books. If you haven't read them yet go check them out at your local library. If you have read them tell me what you thought of the series. I am so glad Shell finely made me read them. I am so glad she did... So if you have read them who is your favorite character? Mine was Jacob I thought he was so sweet I really liked his personality..

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I am ready to go Mom!!!

I told Ben To get dressed so we could go to the store. I told him to make sure he had his hat and gloves on... He came out dressed like this and said I am ready to go I have my hat and gloves on. NO wonder he makes my heart sing .. I just love this little boy.....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Boxed Social...

Tonight the amazing youth of our ward at church had a Boxed social. Hosted by the 12 and 13 year girls in which I am in charge of. I was very impressed with how well they planed the event. Needless to say it was a huge success. For those of you who may not know what a boxed Social is I will quickly explain. he girls make a dinner for two put it in a decorated box and the boys have to bid on the boxes. We had the young men earn the money by reciting scriptures dressing properly being on time ETC. The fun part was the boys had know clue who the boxes belonged too. All they new was that there was food inside. After the all the boys wee done bidding on the boxes we had the girls go join the boy that brought the box.. It was so fun to see there expressions when they found out who the were paired with.
The boxes The girls made so pretty and fun!!! I think they were very clever in the way they decorated.

The girls eagerly waiting to see who was going to bid on there box.. Look at there eager faces

The boy willing and ready to bid.. Don't they look existed!!!

The Boy and the girl socializing and eating there yummy meal together!!! Aren't they cute....
The boys and girls playing a game so nicely together.. As one adult leader pointed out it looked like they were getting ready to sing I want give the world a Coke.. (Remember that commercial.)

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Pretty packaging Pretty gift...

My friend Brerni Jo is more like my sister than a friend . It has always confused us why we wernt born into the same family. We have such a strong bond. We Have very similar taste in clothes and Jewelry we both always where high heals and we are both girly girls. This year for Christmas she sent me this lovely wrapped gift. Inside was this Beautiful Necklace. I really like the length is perfect for turtlenecks.

What do you think I gave her for Christmas.. Yep you guessed it .......

A necklace and Bracelet set that I made for her.. We both laughed when we opened our gifts....

Monday, January 14, 2008

Young and haveing fun...

This is what it looks like to have 12 teenagers Eating pie in your dining Room...
My Daughter and her friends decided to have progressive dinner. For those who don't Know what a progressive dinner is it is when You have appetiser's at one house salad at another house Diner at another house and you guessed it desert at a different house. Desert was at our house .
It was so much fun to listen together conversation from a Far...It is so nice to see a group of good Kids get together and have fun with out any drugs or Alcohol involved.

They finished there pie and then they were off to the Church Dance for even more fun....

FYI Kadie is the one in the pink and black dress that she designed and made her self.. What a talented girl she is...

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Where is my family?

Today we decided to take the little kids out sledding. Well I was being a little slow getting all my snow gear on so they took it as a sign that I was not going and left wit out me:( I said to my self it should not be hard to find them I will just follow there tracks. So I set off to find them.
When I looked to my left up at the mountains I saw this beautiful sight...The clouds were very low and all you could see was the mountain top peeking over the clouds. It was just breath taking.. So i was off to find my family. I first went too look in the forest. Near my house.

As i entered the forestI prayed there were no Vampires or Werewolf lurking in the clearing by the pond. To my relief There weren't any but my family wasn't there either.
So I kept walking and walking and walking yet I still could not find my family. I thought where in the heck could they be? So with out any luck I went home. I took off all my snow gear and waited for my family to show up. Sure enough 10 minutes later I hear them in the front yard.
Boy did they look like the had a fun time they also looked very tuckered out...

Exspeshaly My newly turned 11 year old Robbie... He looked like he wanted to fall down and take a nap..

My sweet little Ben was happy but cold he came up to me and put his hands in my shirt and started crying my hands hurt mommy will you warm them up on your belly. They were very red and if my belly could talk it would say they were very very cold. from everything the kiddos said about there sledding trip I wished I was there to get some pix of the crashing into the trees and falling of the sled. I guess Ben had so much fun he could not stop laughing. Maybe next time they wont leave me behind..

Friday, January 11, 2008

Wow This is my 102 post ..

I cant believee I have written so many. It just seams like yesterday that I started this Blog!!!
Well in fabulous world of Jennifer i have a few fun things to Share.
My sister this year for Christmas made everyone scarfs the one she made me was extra special tho . She had found this zebra print fabric and new it would be perfect for me.. Needless to say it is delightfully me... I love it so much...

The second thing I wanted to share was a few new LO I made yesterday. I am so enjoying scraping again... It is so much fun and therapeutic for me.. I had so much fun making the LO with Kadie and Shelly. It is not really my style but I had this paper and thought it would be perfect for this pic.. I had a blast with all the doodling it reminded me of when I use to talk on the phone for hours I would just sit a doodle the whole time there was never an inch of space left on the paper when I was done.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Robbie!!!

I was so busy Yesterday I did not get a post written to say Happy birthday Robbie.
I can't believe my first son is 11 years old ... How time flys... It so sad that my kids are getting so big... We had a little birthday party with cake and ice cream and presents of course last night just our family.
He got some fun things we got him the Lord of the rings series He has been dying to read them . I think they are a little advanced for his age but his teacher said he's way advanced in reading for some one his age so he will be just fine reading them..

I think the gift that brought him the most joy were these little finger skate boards. I am not sure what they are called but when Robbie opened them Garret said I want some of those and went on and on at how cool they were. I thought why didn't they say any thing about them at Christmas time they are so stinking cheep and have lots of fun ramps and stuff that go along with them. Well know I will know what the Easter bunny will be bringing them..
Next week end he will be haveing a little birthday party with his friends They are going to see a movie not sure witch one yet .

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Feeling scrappy.

I broke down Yesterday and pulled out my Scrap book stuff and made 3 Lo .

It felt so nice to scrap again.

I almost forgot how much fun I have scraping..

Monday, January 7, 2008

Want to barter?

Since my in laws have been here and it's been harder for me to scrap book I have been making more jewelry as a creative out let. I have been trying out new techniques and having a lot of fun creating new pieces. I Have been branching out to making necklaces, I am currently trying to get the hang of using chains instead of just wire and beads..

I was at the store the other day and this wonderful women was commenting on my jewelry and when I told her I made the pieces I was wearing she said ohh what a fun talent to be able to Barter with. She then explained how her and a group of her friends Barter with each other for things the want or need. For instance Judy makes great bead and Grace makes amazing cards. well Judy isn't great at making Cards and Grace does not have time to make bread so they swap talents. Judy makes bread for grace and Grace makes cards for Judy.

So are you fallowing a long with me so far? So any ways I thought it would be fun to swap talents with some of my friends.

If anyone is interested in Bartering with Me just let me know.. The talent I am putting out there to barter with is my Jewelry making skills I will make you a piece of jewellery in trade for one of your talents.. If you are local I will bring it over too you and if you are long distance I will send it out... Don't any of you respond by saying you don't have any talents Because that would be a big lie.. A talent could be any thing... You could be excellent at buying scrapbook papers or a wonderful quote collection a great card maker A great recipe collector.. Etc...

So who is Game?? Can't wait to see who wants to Barter...
I guess I should have stated that these are my personal pieces of jewelery I put these up as examples of my work just tell me
What style you like and what color you would like it in and I will do my best to cater to you needs. Also if you send me a pic of something you want I can try to recreate it...