one last little ‘happiness’

Awwww, my 'happiness' month is coming to an end. I can't believe September is almost over? Where the heck did it go??? You know what would make me super happy? To have my office look like this again:   Oh how I miss a clean office! There's been a few little changes since this was taken--like no work Mac laptop, but my big mamma Mac, and a few other things. This photo is from two 1/2 years ago . . . and . . . has it ever been this clean since? lol Maybe this will be my project over [...]

2018-02-15T15:49:25+00:00 September 29th, 2011|laura vegas, pages|3 Comments

something you just MAY wanna see :)

Okay, I think I'm just a little excited about this. Have you heard about it? Are you 'going'? Me thinketh you should! Hello???? Have you seen who's teaching??? Nichol Magouirk . . . among many other incredibly talented ladies! Plus, if you sign up using the link below, you'll get to take a special bonus class from the darling Miss Nichol herself! Yowza!   The Spawn of True Scrap If you follow Nichol's blog or her monthly class, Scrapbook Stamping at, you have probably noticed that she is absolutely passionate about stamping on her scrapbook layouts and she shares lots and lots of pages that have [...]

2017-02-07T18:28:30+00:00 September 27th, 2011|Uncategorized|9 Comments

can you hear the angels singing???

I've been waiting for that sound for quite some time. The Store has arrived! Oh my freakin' heck! I know what you're all thinkin' . . . It's about time! :) Ya know . . . I didn't realize just how much work 74 kits could be. (Did I just say I have seventy-four kits???) And there's still much work to be done, but I wanted to get the site back up and rollin'. Please make sure you purchase from the Store/Shopping cart from now on--do not purchase using the Add To Cart buttons in all the posts. That's next [...]

2017-02-07T18:28:31+00:00 September 26th, 2011|Uncategorized|9 Comments

ham + swiss rolls

divine. Just have to say, "Thank you Becky Higgins!" These are a new family favorite! [Photo by Becky Higgins | Click HERE to see Becky's original post.] HAM & SWISS ROLLS 24 rolls mayonnaise 12 thick slices deli ham (black forest) 12 slices Swiss cheese 1/2 c. melted butter 1 1/2 Tbsp. mustard 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 Tbsp. poppy seeds Slice rolls in half so they open. Spread mayo on top and bottom of the inside of each roll. Assemble rolls with ½ slice of cheese and ½ slice of ham. Place all of these in a baking pan or [...]

2017-02-07T18:28:31+00:00 September 21st, 2011|recipes|7 Comments

happiness is . . . traveling!

Ohhhh, how I love to travel! I love a good adventure and see places I've never been before. Sadly, due to a couple of work conflicts, we couldn't take our summer vaca. Oh the agony! And not getting to hang with my dear friend and her family....which I was so looking forward to....dang it. Add to that, our neighbor heading to Amsterdam for work (I looove Amsterdam!!), Kass talking about seeing some photos of London and Edinburgh (also love), and yesterday at a neighborhood birthday brunch--discussing the fabulous Oregon Coast, where a few of us had been. Sure. Rub it [...]

2018-02-15T15:56:11+00:00 September 20th, 2011|nichol magouirk, pages|5 Comments

a birthday sellabration

That's right. Today's my birthday. I can admit it . . . I am 45 today. Usually I let my birthday pass by pretty much like any other on my blog. But this year, since 45 seems like such a mile marker to me (it now means I'll be closer to 50 than 40 ;)), I thought I'd give a gift to you all. Now through Sunday. I know I've been a little sale crazy over the past couple months, but it's really hard not to want to have fun like this. And I told you, I can think of [...]

2017-06-05T11:08:39+00:00 September 16th, 2011|freebies|28 Comments

happy vs. unhappy

Okay, let's start with the 'happy' first! Check out what Nich0l-dear did with the Autumn kit! Yowza!!! love. [Shapes | This & That: Autumn / This & That: Freedom (rooster) / Escape ('good eats') / Storyboard 2] I think one of my favorite parts of this page (there are many) is how she used the 'good eats' from the Escape kit with the 'grown here' . . . and then wrapped the 'd' around the corn cob. It's all in the details ba-by! And speaking of, don't even get me started on the stamping of the diecuts. Maaahhhvelous! Like I [...]

2018-02-15T15:59:32+00:00 September 15th, 2011|nichol magouirk, pages|7 Comments

happiness is . . .

Ohhh, that darling Miss Robyn made something fabulous to share today! [Shapes | Picture That Storyboard / This & That: Lucky / This & That: Gratitude / Modern Nature] Just love all the tiny little details on this! The stamping, the stitching, all the little words and phrases . . . gorgeous. And my little 'happiness' today? Loved this little moment with our cat, Sam. The cat loooves to be with you, but not with you. He accepts the pick up and pet for a couple minutes--you know he likes it because he just gets a-purrin'. More recently, he's actually been sitting [...]

2018-02-15T15:58:54+00:00 September 14th, 2011|pages, robyn werlich|4 Comments

today’s word: happy

Happy #1 I just have to do a big shout out to this guy (yes, he's my husband) since it's his birthday today. 49. Crazy! happy birthday honey! I know he'd much rather be doing this than working today. ;)   Happy #2 Here is the second happy for the day. Check out this layout that Laura Vegas did! [Shapes | Scroll Border: Borderlines 2 / Totally Happy: Say What 1 / Photo Template: Storyboard 1] I love the clean lines of this page! Love how she used the photo template and mixed a title within it. I also love the [...]

2018-02-15T16:01:39+00:00 September 13th, 2011|laura vegas, pages|13 Comments

a fun week in store!

It's a party week here in the Bradford house as hubby and I both bring on the celebratory events of another year passing by in our simple little lives. As of tomorrow, my hubby will be counting down his final days of 40-dom. Shh. Don't tell him I told you that. I don't have any issues with getting older--no crying and hiding out in my room as "another dreadful day" passes. But I do think it'll be weird when we are in our 50s. That's gettin' into grandparent territory and I ain't no grandma. Not that there's anything wrong with [...]

2018-02-15T16:04:58+00:00 September 12th, 2011|cards, photo templates, shari carroll|15 Comments