It's been awhile I know..

But life gets in the way sometimes.
There aren't enough hours in the day...
Actually I've just been busy and I really haven't felt like blogging. That's more the truth.
Plus I was sick for several days with a nasty stomach virus. Which I don't recommend to anyone. And Danny had a cold. So between the 2 of us we were sick for a little over a week.

We had a make up Valentine's Day this past Friday night and Danny made his awesome Chicken Cordon Bleu! My favorite! It was served with green beans and mashed potatoes and we had brownies for dessert! It was a wonderfully cozy evening!!!

This Saturday night we went out to eat with my friend Rachel and her family at a really good Asian fusion restaurant and then went over to their house to play Wii. It was our first time to play with one of these and it was actually quite fun. I found out that I am quite good at the giant slalom, but that was about it. My balance sucks!!! LOL!!!

I was also part of the crop at ACOT this past weekend. As guest CT this month they asked me to help hostess and I also taught a class. It was really fast moving, but a lot of fun. I just wish I had had more time to scrap myself!!! They published my class as an article on their website and here is link to it: Fringe Flower Fun!
Here's what I created:

Yesterday we had a wonderful day! For lunch we created a sandwich we have now decided to call the "Woodreau". We were inspired to create our this by our favorite deli in St. Louis (Le Grand's). They have all these awesome sandwiches with crazy combinations. We used to go there on Sunday's after church and get our favorite the St. Louis Blues Special.
Our sandwich includes turkey, salami, swiss cheese, colby jack cheese, red onions, and a special secret sauce (a combo of mayo, horseradish mustard and hot mustard) and then we warmed it up in the toaster oven! Delish! In the afternoon we went looking at open houses with my parents. A favorite past time of ours that we haven't done in quite awhile. Then mom had us over for a dinner of homemade gumbo and cornbread finished off with brownies and ice cream! It was so fun spending the day with my parents and reminded me that we need to do this sort of thing more often.

I received my Magistical Memories new releases this week and WOW! are they awesome! I am in the process of working through some project ideas in my head so it might be next month or so before I have anything to share. But you can see them all here.
And here is one of my latest LO's using their Folk Star chippies!

I also received a fun little package in the mail from My Little Shoebox this week after winning a giveaway on their blog! I am soooo in love with the turtles! (I wonder why?!?) Now I am on the search for the "perfect" photos to scrap with it! Oh, I also went out for the early DT call! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

Mix it Up is still in full swing with another great challenge posted last Wednesday and another one will be up this Wednesday. Stop by to check them out and if you play along you could win a great prize from Scrapshotz.

Last but not least, I have a toot! I will be having a layout pubbed in the upcoming Memory Makers special Wedding issue!!! My first pub with them and I am so excited!

Hopefully I'll be a better blogger this week!



  1. Glad that you are feeling better!!!

    Those flowers are gorgeous and I just love that lo, totally stunning. There's always so much eye candy on your blog!

    Congrats on the pub!

  2. So excited for your MM pub - so well deserved, juliana! Love that awesome LO with the fun MM chip, and your vase of flowers is fabulous! I loved that recent layout you did with the fringed flowers! Glad you are doing well and feeling better, and thanks for making me hungry after reading your blog, lol ;-)

  3. I love your flowers and layout! Wish you were still in STL and you could crop with us. I will have to set up an all day crop again soon.

  4. Hey girl!! Congrats, congrats and congrats!! And...good luck! LOL!!

    Loved your class at ACOT. I pace and I never have enough time to it all or even as much as I'd like.

    You were the winner at My Little Shoebox??? You go girl!! How fun. Enjoy your goodies!

    Speaking of winner...ahemm....I'm just sayin'.

    Oh ya, and, I LOVE your MM layout. Awesome!

    Have a great week my friend!


  5. Sorry you haven't been feeling well, but glad to hear that you are on the mend.
    Your work is amazing as always! I just love those gorgeous flowers you created, they are incredible! Your layout is wonderful as well. i really like the overall feel to it. Congrats on your pub and winning a box of goodies. I am sure you are going to make something fabulous for sure. Best of luck on the DT call, you would be a perfect addition. You've got my vote. :)

  6. You are AMAZING girl...loving it all !!!! I cant wait to see what you do with MLS...u should apply for their DT. Congrats on ur pub oh and ur magistical work is just Perfect !

  7. I'm glad that you are feeling better! Look at those awesome projects!!!! AND, congrats on your pub!

  8. hey girl, just stopping by to say "hi"! boy what a jam packed post! lol love your flowers!!!

    have a creative day,


  9. Ooh I didn't see these, how beautiful!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog tonight! =)


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