Monthly Archives: January 2015

Commando by Leaving a Legacy

Life has been busy this week and I haven’t had a chance to play with this fun kit…I’m even late telling you it’s on sale. My middle son likes to play soldier so much that we got him a set of “real” BDU’s and combat boots for his birthday. I hope you don’t get sick of seeing it in my gallery as soon as I can grab it.
(image linked to Ginger Scraps, also at Scraps N Pieces)


I found this great parent support group on facebook, it was full of people who understood some of the things I deal with concerning my special needs kids. I’ve only been on it about a week so haven’t really made any friends but saw that as a possibility. Then I made a mistake and didn’t catch when facebook tag/linked with something I typed and I got banned. No question, no opportunity to correct, no way to message and say I was sorry and would be more careful. I felt like my chewie beads had been taken away because they aren’t allowed in class. I broke a rule. I admit that. It was an accident. I’m new there and not use to being so careful not to link when I post. I obviously wasn’t trying to sell anything or promote a group, I was answering a question and thought that I was helping the other parent. I spent a couple hours feeling like crud because I am indeed guilty and the rules clearly state it. I also would have expected just a little kindness and consideration in a special needs support group and perhaps the chance to explain. It made me feel in a way I haven’t since grade school. It made me sad and defenseless.
Then I logged back on to facebook after getting myself together (yep, I cried just a little) and the first thing I saw was this article.
Providence, I relate as both the mother and child. If I don’t fit their group, it’s okay there are others.

Outlier: Rebellion (Outlier, #1)Outlier: Rebellion by Daryl Banner
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am a fan of dystopian books but not really of romance. The author took his time in introducing the characters and letting me get to know them and their world. It made the beginning of the book slow but was well worth the time as I grew to understand and appreciate each of the characters, even the ones I did not like. The romance wasn’t bad and the plot wasn’t mixed into the sex scenes so I was able to skim them and not miss anything that was important to the story. There were a few characters that I wish we knew more about and I can’t wait to see what will be included in the series. I enjoyed the book very much and look forward to reading the next book, which I will gladly purchase.

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There is a warning in the book description about sexual content, it includes both M/F and M/M.

What good are bunk beds if you can't use them to launch into outerspace or climb the highest mountain? Mom says I shouldn't climb, I say she shouldn't provide the heights if she doesn't want me to reach them!

What good are bunk beds if you can’t use them to launch into outerspace or climb the highest mountain? Mom says I shouldn’t climb, I say she shouldn’t provide the heights if she doesn’t want me to reach them!

Using Cornelia Designs template for the challenge at Ginger Scraps.

 The game is called Tip It and we've never read the rules.  Peter just likes to take his time making the pieces balance while setting it up and then see how dramatically he can make it come crashing down!

The game is called Tip It and we’ve never read the rules. Peter just likes to take his time making the pieces balance while setting it up and then see how dramatically he can make it come crashing down!

Using DigiDoAble template

I had the chance to use this great bundle by Leaving a Legacy Designs and my 5 year old had already provided the perfect photos (to me) for use. It’s available at Ginger Scraps or Scraps N Pieces on sale right now.

Do you have a little girl that likes to get dirty sometimes and play sports? Is she one of the boys? Leaving a Legacy Designs has a new kit as part of the Gingerscraps Buffet: Tutus and Dirt. Tutus and Dirt is full of dirt, tiara, sports balls, a touch of denim and more…with over 60 elements you are sure to create some amazing pages. Be sure to check all the parts: 2 paper packs, element pack and a full denim alpha.


at GS

at GS

Be sure to watch Facebook for layouts once the team has had a chance to work on this one, they were too busy celebrating the new year or maybe LLD was slow in getting it ready.

Happy New Year! Leaving a Legacy Designs is back with a new kit as part of the January Bits N Pieces at Scraps N Pieces. The theme was winter and she went with Winter Blues. Winter can be a sad time for some that suffer from seasonal depression or maybe you have a love for that cute but sad character from Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore. Winter Blues is the perfect kit for scrapping those winter feelings. Element pack has 50 elements, there are 2 paper packs and an alpha. Remember each part is only $1 the first week.


at SNP

at SNP



Layout from Tina


Layout from Tina


Layout from Henriett

Be sure to watch facebook for even more layouts from the new team members once they have a chance to play! (That’s ME too)