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Scraps In Bloom – Page 42 – {just a girl with a blog}

a bump in the road {life @ 13} scrapped

i’m pretty happy with how this layout turned out.  i just love this paper and am happy to finally have used it.
the scrabble letters have been in my sticker album for a long time.  finally using them.    love how the title works with the road theme of the paper.
i don’t know why, but i love this little skull rub-on.  it’s from a set of rub-ons that are the same theme as the paper.
i’ve had these numbers so long, i don’t even remember where they’re from….i like how they add more dimension to the layout.  of course i enjoy using my favorite { }
you can see here that i cut out pieces of the paper and attached some of them with foam dots, to add dimension.  cutting out tiny paper items and using them for embellishments, is something that i’ve been reading about over on christine middlecamp’s blog.  she creates amazing layouts.  very detailed.  alot of handcrafted embellishments that make her layouts ‘pop’.
…just another view…..happy scrappin!

a bump in the road {life @ 13}

well.  i knew it would happen. 

i’m not as much fun as i used to be…(my son now realizes that)… 

he prefers to stay home.  he begs to stay home.

i knew it would happen.  suddenly running errands “with mom” isn’t quite what it used to be.  i am sure that this little bump in the road is typical for a 13 year old.  i’m sure i was exactly like that when i was his age.

just now, i know what it feels like from the other side,  as a mom.

100 calorie snacks {some of my favs}

Ok.  i thought i would write a post about a few 100 calorie snacks that i have tried and let you know what i thought about them, kind of like a taste test–but i’m the only one here tasting. i’m not trying to sound like i am an expert in the area of snacks….just thought it would be fun to review a few of my favorites. 

the only one that i eat daily, is the popcorn.  the other ones are just a special treat, now & then.

it’s best to get these on sale, or at a place like Walmart or Target….also, many companies, like Meijer are coming out with their own brand of 100 calorie treats that are just as good and don’t cost as much. 

(i’m pretty sure all of these that i mention are also peanut-free items, but please double-check the ingredients, if that is an issue in your family.)

if you have a favorite (store-bought, pre-packaged low-cal snack), leave a comment!!!

so, here we go…..

100 calorie Pop-Secret Butter Popcorn

  • this is my all time favorite.  i eat this popcorn almost every night before bed.  for 100 calories, the quantity is amazing….totally fills you up and tastes great.
100 calorie Oreo Thin Crisps

  • now, you may be thinking, how can a thin Oreo taste good??  when you are craving something sweet and chocolatey, this is the answer.
Hershey’s 100 Calorie Dark Chocolate Bars

  • ok. let me just say, there is nothing low-calorie tasting about  these.  they are absolutely fabulous.  if you are craving a chocolate candy bar without the guilt, these are the answer!
Hostess 100 Calorie Packs

  • these little sweeties are not only cute, but tasty.  if you have a love for hostess, but are cutting calories, these are the answer.
  • my absolute favorite is the crumb cakes (not pictured)
100 Calorie Doritos Mini Bites

  • well, if you need something salty to curb your cravings, try these.  these tiny bites pack a punch! 
Nature Valley 100 Calorie Granola Bites

  • these tiny treasures are very tasty & filling.
Nabisco 100 Calorie Pack Lorna Doone Cookies

  • i have always loved lorna doone cookies and these little bites are just as tasty as the originals.


good morning. (afternoon).  still trying to deal with all of the mess that updating caused yesterday.  still a pain in the neck to upload photos.  wishing i hadn’t done as they suggest.  guess others that updated with wordpress are in the same boat that i’m in…..argh……  hoping to get things working like they were–soon.  enjoy your monday!!!

more cards {sunday scrappin’}

Sunday Scrappin’






ok. well, wordpress had an update and now i am as confused as ever trying to write this post. as usual, as soon as you get used to something, they go and change it. ughhhh. i am so frustrated!!!! argh!!!!!  (***I was able to post them over at my gallery on twopeasinabucket… you can at least view them there!!!***)


on to sunday scrappin’

my to-do’s:

  • assortment of cards for different people
  • continue to work on my journal album. specifically, ‘a day in the life of {just me}’

my ta-da’s:

  • ‘happy family’ card (hoping to get the picture uploaded if i can figure out what’s going wrong)
  • ‘a little birdie’ card (well, here’s one picture of the card…..still having problems)

bonus question:

  • what inspires me to sit down and craft? free time. an image or idea in my mind that i want to see on paper. an inspirational blog or magazine. new products.