Saturday, June 27, 2009

Weekend Note

Hi everyone, can't believe it's Saturday already, yesterday was suppose to be a Free-Time Friday post, let's just say I didn't have a free time at all. Woke up ran to Wally World (short for Walmart) took Emilee out to lunch, ran back home to change my clothes. I had a funeral for a great man and dear family member. The funeral was beautiful, sad, bittersweet and celebration. Rodney White will be greatly missed.
Then came home to change clothes (my where soaking wet) oh warm yesterday loving it! Had to run to Lancaster a town over visited a dear friend. Picked up some planting stuff for today. Ran out of time to go buy some flowers to plant. Doing that today. Ran back home to find my daughter Olivia back from Whale Tales water park to be red like a lobster, ouch! then got supper, then Lee and I back in the car to take girls to youth group and we had our date night.
Our date night was shopping at Home Depot for the living room walls. Thank God they are getting done, of course we shopped around dreaming of what we could do next!! Lee is not much of a dreamer, so he mostly listened and nodded.
So there was my Not so Free-time Friday post, today is going to be a busy Saturday, Lee had men's breakfast, I need to food shop, buy some flowers for the house, pay bills, wash clothes, it never stops!!!!!!!!!!
I also realized that next weekend it 4th of July, and my daughter Emilee's 13th birthday she was born on 3rd. I am not ready, but this mom works great under pressure.
Much to get done and much to share next time. Enjoy your weekend. Make a memory..

peggy lee

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Happy Birthday to me (art gift I made)

I decided I needed some wall art for my studio, so with it being my birthday I decided to create some inspiration for myself. Which I am always creating for someone else, never me. This was really fun, no layout in mind I just grabbed some chipboard, paint, paper, embellishments, rubons and had fun. I think it came out cute and love the colors this will get me into the creative mood.
enjoy the pics sorry if they are bad I did them late last night.
create a memory
peggy lee

more birthday art

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!!

Happy Birthday to my bro-baby in the family by 6 minutes(our joke is that he said he was sick of listening to me so he shoved me out-his legs was wrapped around my hips we had one heartbeat.) love ya pete..
That's right today is my birthday, and I can say I am 39 years old and holding for true. Today has been kind of slow sunny day, just spent doing housework, laying out with my daughter getting some sun, cleaning my scrapbook/studio. Which isn't done yet, because I want to play I think I am going to create a little something for me to mark this birthday.

you see I celebrate this day with my twin brother Peter who lives in Maine, he to is holding for another year.

Thanks to everyone who sent me a card, called on the phone and commented a birthday wish on facebook. I have been blessed.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lee's Father's Day Gift

This is a album I made for Lee on fathers day, it's of his father and fathers father, and of Lee and his daughters. It came out really nice, and Lee loved it.
supplies: are the CTMH Level 1+2 Simple Pleasures Paper Packets # X7070A, X7070B, X7070C(I love this paper line)
album is made out of chipboard I had laying around the house, I painted it black.
The post below has more pictures of the album. enjoy
peggy lee

Lee's Birthday Pics/summer vac Day 1

The girls and I decided on Strawberry shortcake made with homemade buttery bisquics for Lee's dessert. (he already had his fav at work boston cream pie)
Lee and Olivia manning the grill, we had to pull the grill onto the front porch incase the thunderstorm happened. Of course not one rain drop, if we would have left it out back it would of poured.

Lee in is glory, what is it about men and fire!! Lee love charcoal, I prefer to eat off of charcoal, but I myself am getting a gas grill this summer so when Lee isn't home I can still cookout. I am no good with charcoal.

Lee opening one of his gifts, the girls and I got him a movie, chocolate, poster of guitars. He had a great day he wasn't expected this.
So here is a sneak peak of some of our first day of summer vaca-pictures more to come-enjoy.
peggy lee

Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Vacation Day 1-Happy Birthday Lee

I am so happy today is really the facial day for summer vacation for my girls and me too. And also it's my mans birthday. Happy Birthday Lee, hope you enjoyed all the goodies and yummies you got. Home and at work!!
Today started kind of late for me, waking up for the second time at 8:30 was late for me, Olivia was already up and at the computer (facebook sometimes drive me crazy). As I stumbled to the coffee pot, I started to think oh I better get the lawn mowed before it rains, all day and still the sky looks so dark gray everyone is expecting a huge thunderstorm well as I write this at 11pm still no rain. I could have finished the front lawn ohhhhhh.
We cleaned around the house, I unpacked some boxes you see in two weeks will mark our first year in our new home. wow where did the time go, I am trying to decide on what color to paint my kitchen.? I am stumped.
The girls and I ran to Wally world, to buy some birthday stuff for dad, and strawberries and coolwhip for dessert. We had a cookout for Lee's birthday supper it was great tasting.
I have decided this summer I am going to try to take pictures of our vacation everyday and scrapbook a summer 2009 little book. This is a challenge to myself if you would like to join me, come on.
I am going to post layout every week, Sundays of the weeks photo and scrapbook layout I did, this will help me scrapbook and journal at the same time.
I am up to it, how about you.
peggy lee

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Lee's father Carl (who is no longer with us) love this picture of grandpa holding Lee's first born daughter Olivia D. Baker born on grandpa's birthday May 5th. We miss you dad and love you still more today than ever...
Proud father holding his two angels Olivia and Emilee taken in 2000, where did the time go.

Happy Father's Day to my dear husband, so much in his element of playing guiter, thanks to his father Carl, Lee has been playing and singing since he was very very little.
play on Lee.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Can't believe myself today it must be PMS or something, here is a picture of my girls emilee and olivia, they are at a youth group lock-in event and I am picking them up in a few hours. But I can't seem to stop missing them today. Maybe because I know in as little as 6 years they are going to be on their own and facing the world. Where ever the world takes them I know they will long for home. Miss you guys and see ya soon. love mom

Encouraging Word

Love this picture of my Bible, red cup of coffee and notebook, pen in hand to write down any encouraging word God has for me at any time.

Psalm 30

I will exalt you, O Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me.
O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me.
O Lord, you brought me up from the grave, you spared me from going down into the pit.
Sing to the Lord, you saints of his; praise his holy name.
For his anger last only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
When I felt secure, I said, "I will never be shaken,"
O Lord, when you favored me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed.
To you, O Lord, I called; to the Lord I cried for mercy:
What gain is there in my destruction, in my going down into the pit? Will the dust praise you? Will it proclaim your faithfulness?
Hear, O Lord, and be merciful to me; O Lord, be my help.
You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,
that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever.

This passage has special meaning to me, I thought about it, cried, yelled out this passage many times in my life. God can turned my wailing into dancing, He has given me joy and my heart does sing for Him and I can not be silent. I thank God every time I remember where I came from...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Last Day of School

Wow where does the time go, I can not believe today is the last day of the school year and vacation finally starts. Which both my girls need a break from school, I am ready for lazy summer days hanging out back sun tanning, sipping on sweet tea and good company. I just pray that we here on the East Coast will get a warm summer so far it just RAINSSSSSSSSSSSSS, yes I mean rain. I think I should grow gills and swim in my pool of water in my back yard. ah
Here is a summer list: (I pray that we will be able to cross something off)

-camping trips
-Maine trip to see the Lighthouse
-Maine up home to see family
-Old Orchard Beach
-finish the living room walls
-toast marshmallow's in our backyard
-family BBQ
-kids going to camp
-sewing out to Marge's camp
-lose weight
-buy a new used car
-scrapbook retreats
-yard sales/flea markets
-relaxing at home with family and friends

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Celebrating Everyday Moments

my nephew graduating from High School 2009 way to go Austin!!!
Emilee smiling big, love those pink lips, pink is my favorite color!!!!

one generation of twins holding the next generation of twins. me and my brother peter

first cookout of the summer 2009, daddy and daughter loving life.....

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Rainy Monday with Scrap a Card Mondays

for my scrap a card Mondays I grabbed some brown cardstock, traced a cd that was laying around my house, cut the circle out and stamped random around the card and stamped out little flowers and added some twine and brads. wala...
brown cardstock (Walmart)
twine-fashion cord (Walmart)
brads-Making Memories Antique copper mini
flowers- CTMH stamp set (With Love #D1284)
background stamps- CTMH stamp set (Make it Count #D1257)
inks- CTMH exclusive inks-Chocolate #Z2111, Cranberry #Z2116
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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Next recycle challenge

this past weekend I bought one of these cat post for our new kitten, and when I went to recycle it, my brain said what can I make with this stay tune this week to see what I came up with.

Sunday Morning

Here it is Sunday morning, we are slowly getting up and ready for our church service, this weekend was graduation and chemfree party last night. This moma is tried, but happy yesterday is over. More later on that.
Love this song by Addison Road (chorus)

Everything rides on Hope now
everything rides on Faith somehow
so when the world has broken me down
your love sets me free...

This song speaks so deep to me and love her voice as well. We are almost ready to church so I will say good bye for now.


Friday, June 12, 2009

Free-time Fridays

Look at the candy to go with my yummy scrapbook paper from the last post. I am going to create tonight and scrapbook this weekend with my daughter Emilee..

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Yummy scrapbook paper I picked up yesterday from our local scrapbook store, I can not wait to create something with these beauties.....
The papers are from one of my fav's (Basic Grey) porcelain and wassail

bare with me

please bare with me, I am trying out new templates for this blog I thought I would love the color black but still not sure. thanks

Primitive Side of me

sewing project for the pin cushions my ladies quilt group did, and cute little sasha resting on one of my yo yo table runners I make. she is so cute.

Creative Scrap Cards

creative scrap cards I whipped up, last one "fly" I did for a contest over at
I did win but I had a blast creating and playing along. Thank you 2skecthes4you.