[Kida & Her Guitar]
It’s been difficult getting Kida to go to her guitar lessons. In the beginning she loved it but somehow she doesn’t seem to want to do it anymore. Is this when the mother in me should kick in and push her to not give up? I’ve been trying. She isn’t fighting me. She’s just not practicing at home. She goes to practice and does the work but she’s just not thrilled.
I find that she enjoys activities if it involves people she likes. For instance, when her 3rd grade class had a sleepover at the museum (strange as it may seem, it was actually fun), she was crazy happy. All her girlfriends were there and the boy she likes was also there. And best of all, the one person she wanted to be there to see her friends, teachers, and the boy she likes, was me. It was the best couple of days of her life. In her guitar class, she doesn’t know anyone and has once told me that there is a boy that she finds annoying but that’s about it. She has not said one way or another if she likes her teacher but I’m guessing this teacher is fair and doesn’t praise anyone in particular for doing well or not well and maybe she isn’t used to that. I think her teacher is great. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with the kind of music they are playing too. Maybe she just doesn’t understand the importance of music yet.
Well, I’m not giving up yet. I’ve signed Kida up for the next session which will start in July.
[Master Bath Orchid 5.28.11]
It seems like it’s been awhile since I’ve talked about the orchids. The pink spotted one in the master bath has lost all it’s flowers so I clipped what was left of the dead flowers and the top of the stems off. I was supposed to re-pot it but still haven’t gotten to it.
The white one is still going strong! I had no idea that a new stem had grown until I glanced at it earlier this morning while getting out of the shower.
Below is the dining room orchid. There are three blooms but two of them look like they are on their way out. They didn’t last very long. Also, the very tip was supposed to bloom a couple more flowers but they kind of just withered off. I definitely need to re-pot them.
These two layouts were created using the Heart & Soul kit by Scrap’it Designs.
Kit used: Summer Serenity by Scrap’it Designs.
Kit used for “Dillon Lake” and “Maroon Bells” layouts: For Spacious Skies by Jennifer Z Designs.
Creative Teams Joined!
I am extremely thrilled to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the creative teams for the following designers:
Tree City Studio – You can find Tree City Studio designs at Polkadotplum.com and MissesBeeHaven.com.
Scrap’it Designs – You can find Scrap’it’s designs at Digiridooscrap.com.
Jennifer Z Designs – You can find Jennifer’s designs at Divinedigital.com.
Please take the opportunity to look around their blogs and their shops. They are all very talented designers whom I will surely enjoy creating for. I hope their designs and the layouts created with them will inspire you to continue digi-scrapping or start digi-srapping.
I began seriously digi-scrapping not too long ago. Within the last few months I really began to create layouts about 8 hours a day if not more. I participated in challenges and the two-hour challenges at Scrap Orchard. The two-hour one’s really helped me think quick and I’m grateful for that. Now it doesn’t take me very long to create a layout. After feeling comfortable with my skills and needing more to do, I applied to 5 different designer’s team call and out of 5, I was accepted by the 3 listed above.
Thanks, Tree City Studio, Scrap’it Designs, and Jennifer Z Designs for accepting me as a member of your creative team!
This layout, “Reflection“, was created for a template challenge using a beautiful kit called Summer Serenity by Scrap’it Designs. The kit is available at Digiridooscraps.com. The free template is by scrap-a-holic. The journaling says:
A rainy day out was the perfect day for Kylie to look at her reflection through the sliding door. She was excited to see her beautiful features and her hair up in a crinkly headband. She smiled and talked to the girl staring back at her.
This layout, “Just Born” was done for a template challenge as well. This challenge was over at Scrap Orchard. I used a combinations of papers and elements that I had purchased from a few different designers. The free template is by Tracie Stroud and the font used is from dafont.com called Champignon Alt Swash.
Ingredients: Boboli 12″ pizza crust, olive oil, pizza sauce, sliced pepperoni, and lots of mozzarella cheese.
Brush the front and back side of the pizza crust with olive oil.
Start grill on high then turn it down to medium before putting pizza crust on it.
Put the pizza crust on the grill for two to three minutes on each side.
Take the pizza crust off the grill and allow to cool just slightly. Then, layer on the ingredients starting with the pizza sauce.
Add the cheese and pepperoni.
It’s ready to go back on the grill.
Leave it on grill with the cover on for about 5 to 8 minutes.
It was so delicious.
The recipe was from my sister’s boyfriend. My husband tweaked it a little for our (the family) taste. Next time I’m going to add grilled garlic and mushrooms.