Saturday, April 19, 2014

I"m teaching a scrapbooking class!!!!

I’m teaching a class this next weekend!!!!
You should check it out....  It's using the We R Memory Keepers Instalbum!
Scrap Yard Chicks
Spring Papercrafting Workshop Weekend
Sat April 26th-Sun April 27th
Baymont Inn & Suites, Kirkland
Weekend includes
- 6 Papercrafting classes featuring the latest and greatest new collections by Pink Paislee, Bella Boulevard, We R Memory Keepers, Elle’s Studio and more! 4 large project classes, 12 x 12 Layout Class and a Card Class taught by 4 different Northwest Paper Artists
- Goodie bag on Saturday and Sunday
-Unique handmade table organizers, custom aprons and other fun d├ęcor 
- Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
- Free Crop Time/Catch Up Time
- Prizes
- Shop our fantastic kits and kit samples
Sign up for the Whole Weekend, Saturday Only, Sunday Only, Crop Only or Individual Classes!
For details, project descriptions, photos and to register visit us online
My Friends & Family get 10% off your registration with coupon code AndreaA coupon valid 3/21/2014-4/20/2014
So, who wants to come play with some scrappy goodness with me?!
Happy crafting!

Friday, April 4, 2014

New Bossy Scrapper is up!

Head on over to the Bossy Scrapper blog and check out the new prompt!
Happy scrappin',

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

oh my goodness.... Scrapping funness (GDT for Chic Tags)!

I was so luck to get to play with Chic Tags products this month as their guest designer. I love Veronica's products. And she is so fun. I met her a couple of years ago at CHA!
Here is the link to the blog for my post!!!!
Happy scrappin,

Monday, March 31, 2014

Ben Rector "Beautiful" (Official Video).... you're welcome!

I love Ben Rector.
I first heard about him when he opened for Tyrone Wells in September...
Totally hooked now... He is AMAZING live... and I love all of his cds!

Happy listening!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

I love pinterest.... (shredding chicken)

And really... who doesn't. I mean yes it is a time sucker,
but I have found some of the best ideas on there....
This one for example:
Shredding chicken in Lucy, my kitchen aide mixer.
I just love this idea and use it all the time!
Good stuff on pinterest!
happy shredding,

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Florida Georgia Line - This Is How We Roll ft. Luke Bryan

Let me just say that I am so stinken excited to see them (yes again) in concert in September at the Puyallup Fair.... WOOOOHOOOO!!!

Loving FGL right now!
Happy watching,

Friday, March 14, 2014

Yay for Friday... (a vent and redemption)

So it's Friday.... I should be happy... right?! 

Wrong, this day did not start out to be a terrific day when I got an email from a parent. Telling me I was pressuring the student to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. SERIOUSLY! Let me clarify by saying that I simply asked her to stand, she did not have to recite the Pledge.

(getting on soapbox)....

Now I understand that there are laws and cases that have gone to trial over this whole thing about not making students stand for the flag salute (see here!), but here is my two cents.

Do you know there are men and women who do not get to come home to their family, friends and loved ones because they died for YOUR freedom. There are men and women who physically CANNOT stand because they have lost limbs while fighting for YOUR freedom. I get not conforming to a mold or having individuality (hello,  you're talking to a TWIN!).... but seriously! People DIED so you could go to school, color your hair whatever color you want, wear whatever clothes you want, and have an opinion about things and not get killed for them. Do you know how lucky you are? Lucky that you get to open your mouth and have an opinion.

I usually am not a very political person. I don't wave a Republican or Democratic flag around. I don't tell people what, who or how to vote, except when it come to educational things since it's my livelihood, even then I have my facts in order first. 

One thing I will always do is stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance. Even if I'm in my classroom by myself, I will stand up by myself and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

Why?.... because someone died so I could, someone lost part of their body so I could, and because someone has to leave his or her family for long periods of time to go on deployment so I could. So, while my email to the parent mentioned above was very PC and polite. This is not... get your butt out of that seat and show some respect for those who have died, served or are currently serving for your freedom. 

(getting off soapbox)...

The day did end delightfully though. With this:

I had a sweet girl in my 6th period class ask where I was going to be after school (in my cooking room). She said she had something for me and had to run out to her car and get it. She then walked in with this. She said it was just too cute and had to get it for me since she knew I loved Coca Cola! 

Talk about redemption of a crappy day that put me in a bad moon. Just reminded me that there are students who care and appreciate me as a teacher. This totally made my day. Thank you sweet student for putting a little sunshine in my Friday!

I'm off to the gym and to a relaxing weekend!
Happy Crafting,