Friday, January 23, 2009

My little man is "5"..... Mother of the Bride....

I am off to Chandler to see my grandson turn 5 on Saturday! It's just outside of Phoenix for those of you who don't know. I think is so handsome. Then after the birthday party I off to the Bridal store to see my daughters wedding dress and try on the mother of the bride dress....The wedding is in September and she is just about done with all the details. I promise to behave .. you know I am being watched by Sharon, and probably some others too. So I will leave you with these pictures and see you on Sunday. Have a great weekend everyone.


Brook & Ricky
Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stampin Up - NEW Catalogs

2009 Spring/Summer... WOOHOO I am so excited the new catty's are available. Just click on the sidebar and you can view it online. If you ever have and questions or needs please don't hesitate to contact me. I will be posting specials, and pictures of projects in the next coming weeks.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Before and After, Quilting at the Lake!

Ok I promised you some pictures... here they are: I am on the left.. My daughter is on the right... I am NOT .. NOT happy with this picture. It was taken Nov 15th.

So now I need to make sure the next one is better... I know with ALL of you watching it will be.
Now to some fun stuff.. Quilting at the lake was so much fun. I learned some great techniques and was amongst wonderful friends. Friday was Shar Jorgenson and we made this table runner.

Saturday was Road to Oaklahoma with Debbie Caffrey, she was so much fun and had a trunk show in the middle of class.. it was fabulous!!

I am not sure if my pics will stay in order.. here are some trunk show pics.

I just don't have the hang of blogging so I hope you can make sense of my mess....Have a great week with your challenges!!
I hope you all have time to be creative.

Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My Absence, Mom's Memory, QATL 2009, My Challenge...

I have been away from the computer for awhile. I have alot to report.

Some of you that know me know my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and given a short time to live. She battled 17 long months and surprised the doctor everytime she walked through the doors. She wasn't ready to leave and fought. Mom lost that battle January 15th, peacefully in her sleep. I will miss her alot.

I attended our annual quild Quilting At The Lake 2009 before getting the call that Mom's time was nearing. I took a class Friday night with Shar Jorgensen and a class all day Saturday with Debbie Caffrey. It was a very great learning experience. Shar and Debbie both offered trunk shows and they were fabulous. I have lots of pictures and will post them tomorrow. This is annual and open to anyone. I will announce info for the 2010 classes as we get the teachers scheduled.

I signed up for Sharon's challenge and was determined to do well. I had lost 83 pounds several years ago and let some of it creep back. Since the loss of my mom, I have decided that this challenge is very important to me. Both my parents have been taken by cancer and at a very young age, my dad 3 years ago at age 67 and my mom would have been 70 February 5. I just turned 50 and have challenged myself to be as healthy as I can. Sharon wanted us to post a before picture, since I was out of town I will be posting it on Monday. Better late than never, I hope I don't scare anyone away!

Tomorrow will be filled with alot of pictures.. I hope you will enjoy the quilts and cover your eyes with my before picture.. LOL

Oh I think my posts are listing oldest to newest.. I don't know how that happened.. can you tell me how to correct that?

Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Inventory Blowout - Stampin Up

Part of my new year goal was to share more of what I do and love with others. One of those things is rubber stamping. I am an Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator. We are celebrating our 20th year. A new catalog comes out Jan 19. Now til Jan 18 they are having a clearance on some items. If you are interested in Stampin Up you can click the link in my sidebar and it will take you to my website ( I am currently working on updating it). You can either email me or place your order right there on my site. I will be sharing with my the projects my classes make, if you have followed my blog so far you have seen some of the creations already. I hold a stamp class every 3rd Friday in my home we have so much fun. I am also preparing to offer kits on my blog so stay tuned.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Day 1... not so bad!

Today started the 2009 Diet. I had a pretty good day. Tomorrow will be better, and the next even better. Whenever I am motivated and start my program I always allow for rewards. My rewards are still within plan but something that I wouldn't normally eat during the week. Usually Sat or Sun. I wanted to share something that is really good. I try to follow Weight Watchers so I will share things that have points attached for anyone else who is doing WW. I will reward myself with this on Sunday so I have all week to shop for the ingrediets. I hope you all have a great week!!

Gimme S'more Sundae

PER SERVING (entire sundae): 175 calories, 2g fat, 109mg sodium, 38.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 24g sugars, 3.5g protein -- POINTS® value 3*

S'mores and ice cream?!? Prepare yourself for chocolatey graham-tastic marshmallow mania!

1/2 cup Breyers Double Churn Free French Chocolate fat-free ice cream
2 tbsp. Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme (only 1 tbsp. will actually end up on your sundae), room temperature
2 low-fat honey graham crackers (half a sheet), lightly crushed
1 tsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 tbsp. Fat Free Reddi-wip

Place ice cream in a dessert bowl. Set aside. Carefully place marshmallow creme into one of the bottom corners of a Ziploc baggie. Use scissors to snip a tiny hole from the outside end of that corner, and squeeze 1 tbsp. of the creme (the rest will stick to the bag!) over your ice cream in a drizzle. Then top with the graham cracker pieces and chocolate chips. Finish it all off with a generous squirt of the Reddi-whip. Enjoy!


Tip! If your marshmallow creme is less-than-fresh or fridge temperature, warm creme in the microwave for about 10 - 15 seconds (just long enough to soften it).

Keep Smiling!
Kim :)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hello all my blogland friends. I have been away a bit and I have no excuses. Guess what.. if you missed me I am back. Lots of things on the calendar this year for me and I get to share them with you. Hopefully I will learn how to charm you, speak with wit, learn to use my camera more... so yeah, you are laughing too?? How about I just share all the wonderful things that happen this year, oh I imagine there may a thing or two not so wonderful but I know we will get through them. Happy New Year!

Ok, for starters... this weekend is our Annual Quilting at the Lake here in Havasu and I get to take classes with two National teachers Shar Jorgenson and Debbie Caffrey. I am VERY exctied. I am challenged with Miss Geranium and the group to lose all the unwanted weight I seem to have found. Go check it out of you are interested.
My daughter got engaged at Christmas and a Sept Wedding is planned. Our Quilt Guild the Havasu Stitchers is having our annual Summer Camp in July and I am helping in the planning this year. I am working on quilts for the Havasu Quilt Show in November and will be helping Turtle in the Vendor Booth for Havasu Quilts. Thats quilting, then there is my stamping. I am a Stampin Up demonstrator and host stamp classes every 3rd Friday of the month, if you are ever in Havasu come on over... not to mention all the things that will spring up in between. I hope you will come to visit often and see what I am doing.
Keep Smiling,
Kim :)