I was born and raised in Louisiana. Louisiana is my home. My family is here, my memories are here, my family’s history is here. There is such a rich heritage and mix of cultures, French, Spanish, French-Canadian, American and African. We have the BEST food, music, customs and we know how to “pass a good time”!… Continue reading Beautiful Louisiana
She answers to many names…Martha, Grandma Judy called her “Mah-tha”, she wanted to be called “Marty” when she was a kid (all of HER kids thought this was hilarious), Marth, Mom, Mama, Granny-mom, Granny, sugar/honey/baby…but the classic nickname, and my all time favorite, was “Maniac Martha”. My brother and his friends coined this phrase when… Continue reading Yo Mama, What’s Up?!
Last Christmas my husband started the daunting task of transferring our VHS/Beta home movies to an external drive on our computer. Of course when you do things like that you get distracted and the task takes FOREVER…we still haven’t finished it. BUT, we have all thoroughly enjoyed watching them while they are uploading! One of my… Continue reading Note to Self: Don’t Be too Busy!
Sometimes it takes a swift kick in the a$$ to get moving. I was a couch potato. I would come home from work, take a bath, put on pajamas and veg out on the couch til bedtime. I was getting the middle aged pudge, my muscles were aching and I was hobbling around like an… Continue reading Yes, I Ride Like a Girl!
I just love interactive cards…wobbles, pop ups, pull tabs, etc. I really wanted to make something that I had never made before and dug around in my stash of tutorials. I found a little gem called the Pop Up Gift Card by Andrea Luhman in one of my old Stamp Rap publications from Club Scrap®… Continue reading Wobbles, Pop Ups and Gift Cards…Oh My!
I tried to relax on the ride home from work. The weather was cool, I had the windows down and I was in the first stages of “Aaaaahhhh…it’s Friday”. Then, “Wish You Were Here” started playing on the Pandora station I was listening to…such a great chill out song! How I wish, how I wish you… Continue reading Two Lost Souls Swimming in a Fish Bowl
My grandfather always had roses in his garden. Red ones, and they smelled good too! He also planted climbing roses that grew up around the front porch. (My dad is the handsome teenager on the right!) When I was little, I would sit on the porch and pop off the thorns on the stems and he… Continue reading STOP and Smell the Roses!