Monday, September 27, 2010

I ordered pics from on Thursday of last week and received them today (quick!!). I wanted to try them out and I loved all the pics from the fall festival and M's 1st birthday so I thought I'd spend a little more to have those pics printed. I was NOT disappointed! Now when I say a little more expensive, I mean as compared to or when they have their 4 cents sale. Scrapbookpictures is definitely not expensive compared to Walmart or Target. The ease of use for editing/cropping was MUCH better than the others that I've used. They have so many fun frames and accents that you can add too (& not hokey ones like Snapfish & Shutterfly). I did try them on a couple of photos and love them. The size of the photo options are fabulous too! That's one of the things I like best. I ordered some square photos (5x5, 4x4 & 3x3) plus a couple of 4x8 and 4x12 (I believe) along with many 4x6 and 3.5x5. Love them all!!!! I like my photos with the matte finish so I ordered all of them in pro matte. Perfect in my opinion! I'm going to try the metallic finish next time.

So if you are looking for an online photo printing site, I would definitely try !!  

Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's a Miracle!

The Vikings won!!!! About time:/

It's been the perfect fall day! Sunny goodness, great football, good eats (pumpkin spice donut muffins!! Yummy!) plus Lance went to town so he picked up my garage sale stuff that didn't sell and there was hardly anything! YAY! Plus I have $70 to spend at my LSS!! Can't wait:) It bet it will be gone by Friday which is day 1 of ScrapPink at that LSS. This is the 2nd or 3rd time weh've attended's always fabulous!!

This is Week 2 of my 2 week vacay so I have lots of school stuff to set up but I'm also riding, shopping, scrapping and enjoying the nice weather! Please don't let this week go by too fast:)

Off to keep tackling the To Do list!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Winner Winner!!


Vicki said...

My favorite autumn dish is apple crisp. Don't have an exact recipe anymore - just sliced apples in a baking pan, mix oatmeal, brown sugar and butter to make a topping. Bake until apples are soft.

Vicki, you are the proud owner of a $10 gift certificate to TwoPeas in A Bucket. Email me kelly(dot)l(dot)haugen@gmail(dot)com and I'll get that sent out (emailed) to you asap:) Thanks and congrats!!

I apologize for taking so long to post the winner! I'm on my vacation weeks from school (in between quarters) so I've been riding my horse like crazy gearing up for the big horse show in Ohio (I'm showing in Ammy Perf Mare, Ammy Sms, Nov Ammy Pleasure & Hms and the trainer is showing in Open Perf Mares & Pleasure) plus getting ready for a scrap garage sale at my LSS (which was today and FABULOUS!!) Marie, Ember and I were the 1st ones in line!!! I sold a ton of stuff and found quite a few treasures:) Plus everything else that I've put off doing and now really need to get done!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Festival & Giveaway open until Wed @ 8pm!!!

We attended our 1st Fall Festival and Makenna LOVED it!! She was quite the hit also with her waving and ooooo-ing, ect. She loved all the pumpkins. It's amazing that we didn't come home with 25 pumpkins instead of 2! We almost wound up with a wagon too as she wouldn't leave them alone.

**Please excuse the fact that I am having a bad hair day and I look very tired/puffy/frumpy:/**

We had a fabulous time!! Can't wait to scrap the photos. Makenna had so much fun and thoroughly wore herself out! Love that;)

The giveaway will be open until Wed night at 8pm so please leave a comment about your favorite autumn dish:) Thanks!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Give Away Weekend!!

Hi everyone! I seemed to have lost contact with my Scrap That Baby give-away winner (Alannah from me if you see this!!) so I'm going to re-giveaway the 2 SassaFrass Lass paper packs. This give away is for anyone but if you are international then you will have to pay for the shipping or I'll give you a gift certificate to

Leave me a comment!

What is your favorite autumn dish/desert/thing to eat? A recipe would be great too if you want.

Have a great weekend:)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Horse show hangover.

I was at a 4 day horse show (Thurs-Sun) and I am hungover! No, I'm not nauseous or have an aversion to fired foods but I am wiped out, only want to lay on the couch and sleep. Did any of that happen? Umm have you met Miss Thang? She was very happy to see momma! So happy in fact that she got up 7-10 times last night (I lost track around 3am) to see momma again and again and again. Ugh. Lance slept through the whole thing:/ She was screaming too so I have NO idea how he did but he did and I was a little bitter about it.

Faith and I had a GREAT show! We did really well:) YAY! I have 1 more show left and it's the BIG ONE in Ohio for all of October. It will be fun/exciting/exhausting/nerve-wracking/exhilarating/expensive but hopefully after it's all over with, I'll be able to cross something off of my bucketlist. Maybe 2 things if Jamie Foxx were there;) Umm, oops...was that out loud?!! Eek!! Sorry Lance! ha:)

It's finals week in the world of Rasmussen and quarters. Oh how I LOVE finals week. Much much better as a professor vs student:)

I'm off to bed... expect a celebratory blog giveaway for this week wrapping up on Friday!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Good reads??

First off, thank you for the suggestions on the e-reader, kindle, nook, ipad. I'm still not sure that I ~need~ one so maybe it will go on the Christmas list:)

Onto some more suggestions. Anyone have suggestions on good books to read? I'm just finishing the Charlaine Harris "Sookie Stackhouse" series and love them. Very funny! I've read the latest Janet Evonich "Stephanie Plum" book (& the whole series). What else? Is  "The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo" good? Any other recommendations? I've been listening to a lot of audio books while I grade homework. I love multitasking!!!

It is raining cats & dogs here! I love this weather:) I'm busy wrapping up work stuff and getting packed up for the horse show this Thurs-Sun. This is my 2nd to the last show of the year. The next one is the "Superbowl of Horse Shows" as my hubby calls it in Ohio for all of October. Can't wait until that one!! I'm getting a little nervous already for that but in a good way.

Makenna is again adding to her tricks. She already gives the "I'm done" sign but today she gave me the "more" sign. Of course when I tried to get her to do it for Lance she wasn't having it:/ Stinker! She runs everywhere, climbs everything and is a general terror! She said ball today when trying to steal Teddy's ball on a rope. I have a feeling the words are going to start pouring out and then there will be NO end! Maybe since her parents are such shy and quiet people, she will follow suit!! tee heee

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tractor lovin'

Lance, Makenna & I went to a Steam Thrashers Reunion (or gathering or something like that??) this morning in Rollag, MN. It is a VERY big deal around these parts. People come from many states to go to this. So we decided to join them since it is about 15 miles from our house. Lance hasn't been there since he was 14 yo and I went with my bro and grandparents about 20 years ago. Plus I was promised a killer breakfast so I was in!

Rollag, the tractor lovers & overall wearers did not disappoint! The breakfast was awesome. So was the ice cream, homemade donuts and I still have a caramel roll waiting for me for tomorrow morning. They had a parade were all the old tractors give up the road. It was so cool to be able to see all the tractors without having to walk miles and miles to see them all.

Makenna's favorite part, other than the ice cream, was a guy driving a tractor with a dog in the wagon. She kept meowing and oooo-ing while pointing. It was so cute. She and I also enjoyed the mini train ride. It was a great day:)

In Makenna updates, she's now saying meow, mine (nice:/), up... I think that's it. She is feeding herself 95% of the time using a spoon or fork! I'm so proud of her on that!! She wanted to do it herself. I didn't have to teach her really, she just kept reaching for the utensil so finally I gave it to her. Tonight she ate ALL her peas & carrots, mash potatoes and pork loin. Plus I gave her senconds and she ate all that with her spoon. Such a BIG girl:) So proud of her!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kindle, nook, e-reader?

Anyone have an e-reader? I love electronics! I wasn't sure I wanted or needed an e-reader but I'm kinda thinking I might;) So can anyone make a suggestion? I saw on the Today Show or the Evening News or somewhere that you can get e-books from the library (for free) but they are not very compatible with the Kindle. Anyone have this problem?

We're wrapping up the last few weeks of the summer quarter at school. The students are freaking out over finals and I have papers to grade that stack up about 2 feet high! Now that I'm a teacher, I LOVE finals week. I don't have to prepare for anything as I already have my tests made and ready to go. I don't really have to do anything except grade tests and labs and answer questions. It's a very relaxing week for me:) Not so much for my students!!

L, M & I are off to Brainerd for our annual Labor Day extravaganza at Dennis and Joanne's house. It is always so much fun to visit them. They are even busier in retirement then they were when working so its nice that they could fit us in:) Makenna is going to terrorize their house! Yikes! They have a gorgeous yard with flower beds galore so she can run around out there too. The rest of the holiday weekend will be spent at home enjoying family time. We might go to the local State Park to do some hiking if its nice out. I want to get all my fall decorations up too. September isn't going to be that busy but October will be insane so I need to get as much done now as possible.

Who else is giving a triple arm pump for fall coming?!! Pumpkins, apple cider, sweaters, down vests, crisp air, beautiful FAVORITE time of the year!!