More About the Girls

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Blogging, Schmogging! And a funny story of the Magpie!

For all those bloggers out you ever have days where you could write forever on your blog? Like you have so many ideas & thoughts bursting out of you that you might be able to write a weeks worth of posts?

What about days when you can't seem to get a word onto the screen or just don't have the gumption to blog?

I've definitely been the latter lately! It's not that I don't have things to share, but rather I just didn't feel like sitting in front of the computer loading pix & writing all week long!
That didn't stop me from wasting time surfing the net for inspiration or reading the countless blogs I subscribe to though! ;) I also find that I just can't sit down to write & share with y'all unless I can truly focus...hard to do with my silly Magpie at home sometimes!!

So, please know that it's not that I don't love all of our readers & want to share! It's just that sometimes I get in a funk & don't know WHAT to share!
One of my "resolutions" this year is to set a schedule for myself to blog at least ONCE a week! You can help with that by leaving a comment if you've visited & seen that I have written anything in a week or longer! Help me be accountable! PLEASE!! :D

I did finish my first kit project for Altered Pages the other day & it's already up on the site! You can find it HERE. I will post more about it in a couple of weeks, but I have to share how SUPER thrilled when Jean (the lovely owner of AP) texted me to tell me that someone over at Altered Arts Magazine had come across the kit & showcased it on their Facebook page!! Very cool! It is so awesome & humbling to be recognized for you work - even just a little bit!
Thanks Altered Arts!!! 
(Which is a very cool online magazine geared towards mixed media & paper crafts!!) 
I am hoping to work up a few more Valentine-y projects this week & believe Kim will be doing the same! We'll share them when we can.

On the home front, I have a funny story to share with you about The Magpie...the other day, in her kindergarten class, they were learning how to count by 5's.
The teacher asked the class if it was quicker to count by 1's & gave an example. Then she asked if it was quicker to count by 5's, & as she began to give an example, my lovely Magpie raised her hand & blurted out,
"Miss Eggleston (teacher), liquor is quicker!" 
Now the teacher thinks one of 2 things, a) we're a bunch of booze-hounds at home (not too far off! LOL!!) OR b) she's seen original Charlie & The Chocolate Factory so many times, she can quote the movie!! 
Well, both of those were wrong & we can blame this little blunder on my mom...
You see the lovely Ann Taintor cocktail napkin under my margarita?? Well, those were in my stocking this Christmas from mom & Maggie just happened to latch onto the saying!
Oh, the funny things kids say! HA!

Hope y'all have a WONDERFUL, creative weekend!!


Anonymous said...

Very funny, that little Magpie is a doozy! Jean Moore

Noelle Reese said...

LOL How funny! I'd bet my next paycheck the teacher tells that story for the rest of her life! :) Morgan's 3rd and K teacher have stories they will tell forever. I can't wait to see what Carlee gives them LOL As far as posting. My blog is my diary in a way I think. Only I can't ever say anything I would not say in a big group of people I don't know. Except that, in the grocery store I would never say this punch SUCKS. At Archiver's I would say it LOUDLY LOL I get nervous posting about Carlee being an LP on my blog. I do it if the pictures fit and I feel like it. KWIM?
I don't think there are any real rules to follow on a blog. I just want anyone taking the time to read my blog leaves with an idea, a laugh or maybe knowing ME a little bit better. :)

A Scrap-a-Teeny Girl said...

Well said Noelle! I think looking at it as a diary is a good idea, but you're right, there are things that you might not want to say here - don't want to offend people. But I also want to keep it real! You are so fantastic & so funny & I love to read about the girls! Some people might appreciate the LP stories of Carlee! Ya just never know who's reading. :)

littlethings1 said...

Love your post !! This year I need to better on my blog also ! I will keep checking yours for new posts !! Your kit is just awesome !!!