Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Frog Blog Love Linky #38

I have been so busy with everything going on that I did not have time to put together a feature post and I am sorry! I will do another big next week and have 2 Frog Favorite Friends of the week!
So just in case you missed the announcement earlier...
WE WON SECOND PLACE IN THE
SIMPLICITY PATTERN CO.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST.
CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??
You can read all about here, here, and see all of the winners over on Simplicity's website here.
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This truly is the best part of my week and I appreciate every one of you more than you know!!!
If you all are on twitter, fb, etc. please send me your links so that I can connect with you all more. That is , after all, the only reason I keep blogging. I have met AMAZING people through this little blog that I can honestly say are FRIENDS! So, hit me up! I wanna "meet" you!
Are you ready?

Alrighty everybuggy,time to get our PARTY ON!!

And you know how the FROG rolls ~ No rules this week, just link up what ever you want and let's have a good time (just make sure it is your own stuff and family friendly) but please be a FROG follower.

Grab a button from my left side bar if you would like (you know to help spread the word about our party) and please, Please, PLEASE go visit everyone else and show some FROG love.

BTW, I added a Rust-Oleum Project Parade and Linky Party Page. So, if you have any Rust-Oleum Projects you have done or are planning on doing come on back and link them up here. OR Just hop over and see what awesomeness has been linked up.I just added a page for everyone to LINK-UP their parties to! You can link yours here.

Well, hop forward and link up!


HUGS~
Jenni

Drum Roll Please...

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So the time has finally come to announce what I have known for weeks. I cannot tell you how exciting it is to be able to share this with you all...
In Nov. when I created the Glam-pire costume for One Month to Win It I was so proud of myself. I thought everyone would love it as much as I did. As you know, to my disappointment I did was cut the first week. :(
However, I entered the costume in other costume contests. When I never heard anything I figured I was biased about my creation (aren't we all). In January, the same week I had my surgery I got a phone call from Simplicity Pattern Co. letting me know that the Glam-pire costume had been selected for TOP 5 in there costume contest! WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!! OMGosh...
So, I sent the costume off for finally judging in NEW YORK!!! WOWZA. It is so surreal to send something I made to MADISON AVE. New York, NEW YORK!!
Then I waited...
When I was waiting for a connecting flight in Dallas on my way home from Arizona I called home to check in and my husband told me that Simplicity had called once again. I was expecting the usual "thanks but no thanks" message. Instead he told me that I won SECOND PLACE!!! ME??? ME????? I WON?? HOLY COW!
SECOND PLACE!!
 OMGOSH!!
I am pretty sure I am still in SHOCK from the whole thing.
Anywooo, if you want to check it out...
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Awww, we are on cloud nine!! Want to see the Glam-pire online?
Click the link below to us and all the other winners!!
WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO!
(I think I am done tooting my own horn now. Have a great day!)

Monday, March 26, 2012

We Are All Here

Everyone made to Missouri yesterday. So, for the first time in over 3 years my brothers, sister, and I are all in the same place at the same time. Our kids will all get to play together and be cousins for the first time ever (since the last time my sister had no children). We have a new addition that my brother had not ever seen until last night. Awww, it is going to be a good week.
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These could quite possibly be the last pictures that were taken of all four of us together (okay, prob not but they are most def the cutest).
Anywho, we have birthdays to celebrate this week The Bear will be 4 tomorrow! Plus, it will be the hubba-hubba and my anniversary. The TEENager will be 14 and the PRINCESS will be 7. AND my sister’s twinkies turn 3! WOWZA!!
We are having a big birthday bash for everyone on FRIDAY night at my house. I am pretty sure with all the cake to be consumed this week my diet has run for the hills.
Today, I am going to try to finish up birthday presents and order numerous cakes. Plus, I want to do a little craft project with my nieces. It is going to be a crazy week but I will check in often!!!
HUGS~
Jenni
P.S. I changed the banner last week. What do you think??

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Frog Blog Love Linky #37

Just in case you missed yesterday's feature post you can see it here. I shared a few more on fb too!
 This week's
FROG FAVORITE FRIEND OF THE WEEK IS

The linked up projects just keep getting better and better. Every week I am truly amazed and think nothing can top it but week after week I have to pick my jaw up off the floor. This truly is the best part of my week and I appreciate every one of you more than you know!!!
Are you ready?
Alrighty everybuggy,time to get our PARTY ON!!
And you know how the FROG rolls ~ No rules this week, just link up what ever you want and let's have a good time (just make sure it is your own stuff and family friendly) but please be a FROG follower.
Grab a button from my left side bar if you would like (you know to help spread the word about our party) and please, Please, PLEASE go visit everyone else and show some FROG love.
BTW, I added a Rust-Oleum Project Parade and Linky Party Page. So, if you have any Rust-Oleum Projects you have done or are planning on doing come on back and link them up here. OR Just hop over and see what awesomeness has been linked up.I just added a page for everyone to LINK-UP their parties to! You can link yours here.
Well, hop forward and link up!

HUGS~
Jenni

Did I show you all this already??

You know before my trip I really was not a fan of baseball. So, I went into my trip thinking that if I had to sit and watch baseball (and be miserable) then I might as well be looking cute!! Little did I know I would come to LOVE baseball over my 6 days but I did. However, I also looked SUPER cute doing it!! Here are some of the things I made/embellished for my trip to Arizona. Baseball Angle
I love this one! I bought the iron-on wings at a craft store and was SUPER skeptical that it would work but I LOVE the way it turned out. I made the baseball my self.
Flower V-neck in Kansas City Royals Blue
I used Embroidery Garden’s Frayed Flower design to make all the little flowers on a white knit that I had left over from a previous project. Then I cute each one out and attached to the shirt with my sewing machine. This certainly was a labor of love and was FEATURED in Embroidery Garden’s Newsletter!! Pretty Sweet!!!
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Kansas City Royals BLING T-Shirt!! I made the pattern myself. I think it is a little crooked but hey I am human and make mistakes. Plus making your own bling pattern…not as easy as one would think. 
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BASEBALL QUEEN Bling Tee!
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Obviously, I wore this one before I took the pic! And leave it to me to stain up a white shirt like a baby! I spilled coffee on this before I actually had the coffee in my hand. Please tell me how that happens. Then I spilled salsa all over it. I tried to TIDE-To-GO the spots but it only made them worse…EMBARRASSED!!!
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I LOVE BASEBALL Bling Tee! LOVE THIS ONE!! (Okay, I love them all!)
KC Royals Necklace
KC Royals Necklace Tattoo
My bestie had her bday a couple of days before we let for our trip so I made her this necklace. To get the KC Royals on the pendant. I used a tattoo and 3D Glaze. It turned out soooooo well!!!
I also made her this little monogramed flower for her bag. I thought it was/is super cute!
Bag Bloom
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So what do you think? Were we cute or what?? I thought we looked great!!! However, after our first game on Sunday (and SPF 50) I looked like this…Very LOBSTER like! No joke about the SPF 50 either.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

FBLL Feature Round Up

Well, here it is the big 2 week feature post! I cannot believe I did not update the party...first time for everything! I did share a lot of the links on facebook. But here are just some of my favs...
I am a cat lover! This is adorable and I bet if I made one she would not HOG the bed like my little fur ball!

I LOVE this quote from Sun Tzu!

YES PLEASE!

LOVE LOVE LOVE Must buy the book (oh, and learn to crochet!)

McAWESOME! I had no idea you could make stamps from erasers! CW Frosting is super awesome!

Be sure to check out all of the projects that contributed to this BEAU-tiful mantel.

Ruffled Shower Curtain from Raising OrangesDon't mind if I do!!! Such a classy look! LOVE



AND, DRUM ROLL PLEASE...the link with the most clicks and this weeks FROG FAVORITE FRIEND OF THE WEEK is
 Miss Ginger (a.k.a. Gingee) from GINGER SNAP CRAFTS

Let the Battle Begin

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is hosting a
Spring linky
for foodies and crafters!!
So hop over, join the fun and enter to win awesome prizes!!
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 Here is the prize pkg. I am sponsoring for this event. 1 pkg for category winner!!
10 pairs of earrings and 7 rings each
kinda like a little party pack!!
PLUS, there are a ton of other prizes included in this contest!!
So, HURRY HURRY HURRY and get over there and link up!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Arizona Spring Training–Cactus League w/ the Kansas City Royals (& my bestie)

First let me start off by saying I am not a WORLD traveler. I am not a US traveler. HECK, I am not even a Missouri traveler. I am a good old fashioned homebody that does not mind staying home every day. I would like to say that I have some sort of anti-social disorder but I don’t. It just me! It is just who I am. Someday, I hope to travel but for most part my travels are just to see family…UNTIL NOW!
When, my girlfriends started planning there attack on Arizona I was really not interested. I did not really like baseball (mainly because I did not “get it”), I dislike the sun (because I have PMLE or Polymorphic light eruption), and I had never been to AZ nor did I really want to go (there is no beach). But when I talked to my husband about their trip he gave me a stern talking too, telling me I need to go and get away; take a break. (I guess after 5+ years it might be time). So, I called up my girlie and asked if it would be okay for me to tag along (yep, I was that person). She agreed, WHEW!
On March 10th we headed for the airport bright and early. Well, okay it was noon. I said good bye to the kids and hubba-hubba and that was it. Well, not quite. I called home before I boarded to see if all was well (and to make sure the cat did not get locked in my office) only to find out that the 1 (yes one, only one child went to the airport with us the other were getting ready for basketball tourneys) child that went to airport got SERIOUSLY car sick about 2 blocks away from the house. OH BOY! I just wanted to hug and squeeze my little guy but I couldn’t my plane was boarding.
We made it to DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) and ate lunch at URBAN TACO. HOLY goodness!! The corn tacos were amazingly delish! While we sat waiting for to board the plane to AZ we noticed a super tall family. My gf that I was with told me to go talk to them but I was hesitant. I know (first hand) how annoying it is to hear repeatedly “HOW TALL ARE?” After all that is how I met my husband. But I did it I chatted them up and talked with mama about how tall the boys were growing up and if it was hard (some days I wish there were a support group for families with tall peeps). They were the sweetest. I referred to them as “THE TALLS” for the rest of the trip but after we picked up our rental car we never saw them again. Sad smile
Anywhoo, you all do not care about the play-by-play I am sure so here come the pictures…
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Okay there is enough baseball to last us a week. I will be putting together smaller post with pics in the coming days. We had so much and there is so much I want to share with you all!! OH MY GOODNESS! And might I add I did learn a little along the way.
Sorry for the "short" post but it is crazy here. Kids areon Spring Break my brother just got into town and the rest of the siblings (and families) will be here over the weekend. EEK! Hope I am ready!!