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Friday, July 23, 2010

A Month in review

We are still having a few issues over at Divine Digital with the reintroduction of the Boutique.  Hopefully it will all be squared away soon.  I can't wait to put all of my new designs up in the boutique.

I am grouping a lot of these posts together since we don't have internet at home yet (hopefully Monday if they were right ;) )  I have been going through my photos as well so that I can match them up with my daily posts.

July 17th

Hmmmm it was another day of butterfly photography but this time they spent a lot of time on the ground:

John was even able to get one to land on him ;) It was pretty cool.

They have a place in Florida called Butterfly World and it's cool for the little ones because you can walk into one area where there are tons of butterflies and they will sometimes land on you. The thing about what we have here is that they don't have to interact, everything is wide open and yet they will land on you if you are patient enough ;)

Alex was at work and the boys spent almost the entire day playing XBOX360 together.  As for me I was happy listening to them play their games and baking.  I made one large Banana Bundt bread, 6 banana bread cupcakes with crumb topping and one large bannana crumb muffin for Alex for his dessert.  For dinner I made chicken cutlets, squash and alfredo noodles.  My back feels like it is going to break but it was worth it.

July 16th

After a quick run to the library we went home, it was mainly Butterfly photography and just hanging around the house today.  John wanted to go out but it started pouring so he was stuck here.  I finally got through the whole telephone and internet mess and hopefully we will have our internet hooked up by the 26th.  Thanks to Tracy at AT&T we were able to get it all straightened out and set up.  Fridays are leftover night so it was a quick clean up thankfully.

July 15th

After court (we went on behalf of a friend of ours) we grabbed John and took a run into Dickson to get some bills paid and let him trade in his old games for some new ones.  I took Charles' games for him and he finally got God of War 3.  We grabbed some cold cuts and decent Italian Bread for Dinner.  We haven't had those in awhile so it really hit the spot.  I went outside to do some more Butterfly photography and Alex & John soon followed.  John climbed the tree again to get some hopefully better and closer shots.  There were a few hummingbirds starting to make their way over as it was close to dusk but we couldn't seem to get any shots of them out in the clear.  What we did end up getting were a bunch of moths - we think these are those Tomatoe horn worms at maturity, who looked really cool and almost always had glowing eyes from our flash lol:

July 9th

Again there were more butterflies.  This one is pretty much a loner, he comes by himself and surprisingly enough the others seem to leave him alone.  The blue type and the orange spotter ones continue to battle it out and this big fellow just goes along his merry way getting whatever nectar he can.

I was able to get really close to one of the others.  Close enough to touch ;)  Charles was my photographer this time.

Of course he flew away rather quickly but it was fun while it lasted ;) 

Apparently the text file I had set up here on Alex's laptop was incomplete - not sure what happened.  I will fill the missing dates in next time.  In the meantime I am uploading the images from those dates - at least the ones I have with me.





Thursday, July 1, 2010

The July Blog Train is here!


Now onto the Train! There are over 100 contributing designers this month! Be sure to grab them all! To start at the beginning visit the Blog Train Blog at



Here is the complete list of Blogs to visit:

1. Color With Caryn Http://
2. Lilleyscrap Designs
3. Victoria Feemster
4. Jen C Designs
5. Janice W
Totally Twisted Scraps
7. My4Princesses Designs:
8. Trixie Scraps Designs
9. Inspired By Dominic Designs:
10. Brandi Beaver
11. Major Scrapola:
12. CandleWorks Scraps
13. Mikki Designs
14. ScrapBug Designs
15. Kat's Creations

16. the espresso scrap shoppe:   YOU ARE HERE!

17. Aprilisa Designs
18. Daybreak Scraps
19. Misty O'Brien Designs
20. Kathy Winters Designs
21. Craft-tastrophic Designs
22. A+ Designs:
Kate's Digital Designs
24. ChristinaP
25. jus me digital:
26. designs by Mandy King
27. Just Passin' Thru
30. AliSarah Designs
31. Shelly Marie Scraps
32. Kiss This Designs
33. Charm City Scraps
34. DigiDesigns by Denise
35. LissaE Designz
36. Z Pink Boudoir Designs
37. Sugar Pie Scraps
38. LauraMarie Scraps:
39. JKCreations
40. sweet tomato digital design cafe:
41. Delicious Scraps
42. Snackpackgu
43. Jessica Edwards
44. Queen Pamedalah:
45. Bon Scrapatit Designs:
46. Paper Planes Designs:
47. FoxyDesigns
48. HotFlashDesigns
49. Girl Boy Girl Designs:
50. Milly Dee Designs:
51. Bubblescrap Designs
52. Scrap Sassy Silly:
53. Pebbles Designs:
54. Roseytoes Designs
55. Wyld Web Designs
56. Scrapper's Delights
57. MoonDesigns
58. pixiemama designs
59. Just Jaimee
60. Digilicious Designs
61. eqrAveziur -
62. JIC Creations
63. Topsy Turvy Digital:
64. Digi Illusions
65. Purely Pixels
67. Barbara Speck Designs:
68. Shel Belle Scraps:
73. Call Me Kristin:
76. Life & art in Angeltown
78. Christine Smith Digital Design:
80. GET Designs
82. BeeHaven Designz
83. Chaos Lounge:
84. Marti Scraps;
88. Inspired Designs By Crystal:
91. TigerLily
92. Wilma4ever:
93. Madness or Genius? Or Both?:
94. Memorie Creations:
95. designs by jmdt
96. Albina's secrets:
97. Polka Dot Pixels
98. Acorn Designs:
101. Mandymade Digibits
102. Trish H. Designs:

OK Enjoy & please leave me some LOVE if you download my contribution (or any of the other girls' ;)

New Designs from The Espresso Scrap Shoppe!

I have been going Vintage for a bit and came up with these little diddies for you all to use in your layouts ;)

and this one which was fun for me.  I should have more of these for you soon ;)

Here's something with a bit of magic to it:

Now don't forget to come back for my part of the July Blog Train.  Alex is uploading my part for me since 4Shared is not allowed on the network here at the Library (grrrrr)  Here is a preview of my part, I went a little off the beaten path and a little crazy too so I divided the download into two files.

If for some reason it does not get up today I will have it up tomorrow for sure.  Don't give up on me ;)

Catch-ya later!