Razor Ray’s Birthday!

Yes, it is!
My little brother is now officially in his late 30’s!
We celebrated at The Olive Garden last night.
Ray, me, Paul, Ben
High of the night: spending time with my bro’s, their wives, and my nephew
Low of the night:  Ray losing his Shrimp Alfredo next to his truck.
Best Line of the night:  “You’re dating a cougar!” I’m proud to say that quote came from my daughter.
Best cheese of the night:  Cooper.  Seriously, look at that grin!
A Few of My Favorite Things About Ray:

  • Extremely Funny
  • The boy can rock out like no other
  • loves music, including bizarre bands no one has heard of before
  • he’s teaching himself guitar
  • he’s the “hot one” in the family
  • white teeth, make that very white teeth
  • fearless, he has many concussions and scars to prove it
  • artistic, this is Ray’s garage.  Cool, huh?
    Happy Birthday Ray!  I love you!
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Scary Hair Day

It was scary hair day at Ethan’s school.
He requested a mohawk.
We added the bug for the scary effect.
I am amazed it held the entire day!

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Snapshots of Life

8:00 am
Boy In Jammies

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Linked Up: Scarves

I like to wear scarves.  They are cute and hide so many body flaws!  I have saved links for future scarves.
Knit Scarf Casual cute
Scrappy Sock Scarf This scarf is Halloween inspired, but wouldn’t a Christmas one be so cute?
Mama Ruffle Scarf Classy chic.  Perfection with the pin!
Catch And Release Scarf So pretty!
Cool Weather Refashion I love the big buttons!

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It’s Still Halloween If I Say So!

I finished making the last of my Halloween decorations 2 days before Halloween.
They are still up, so we are still celebrating Halloween at our house!
At this rate we’ll still be celebrating Thanksgiving on December 5th.
I found the pattern for my banner, minus the candy corn, here.

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I Rocked The Vote!


I like to think I made a difference between voting and saving mankind one dirty toilet at a time!


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Birthday Surprise For My Hunter

John and I have celebrated his birthday together for the last 18 years.  This year he is hunting.  Fine, then…. Celebrate with stinky hunting men.  I did create a care package for him.  I saw an idea for creating a magazine for your man and I went with it.

I purchased a hunting magazine and made a new cover for it using this website.  I used his birthday for the date of publication and $40.00 for the price because this birthday is the big 4-0!  That’s right John is now 40!

I wrote articles for the magazine with pictures.  Some of his family wrote articles also.  John’s sister even wrote advertisements.  I then glued them over existing articles so as he’s flipping through the magazine he suddenly finds an article about himself.  So fun!

I also replaced some pictures with my own pictures.  So much fun!  This is a gun advertisement that I replaced the picture with one of Ethan using an icicle for a gun.  It was hard to tell I replaced the picture.  It looked as if it had always been that way.  So cute!

One of the pages featured his birthday party invitation.  John did not know about his birthday party until he found it.  I am throwing him an amazing race birthday party!

I packaged it all together and placed it on the car seat for him to find when he leaves for his trip.

The best part is that he loved it!  I noticed that he even took it to work.  Wow!  That’s huge!

Happy Birthday John!  I’m now officially married to an old man!

Tips on making your own magazine:
Print out pages at a copy shopping using a glossy paper.  It looks professional and the paper is more like the paper in the magazine.
Use a spray adhesive to adhere your articles and pages.  It will come out smooth and even.
Glue your cover on last.  (I wish I’d done that!)  The cover will be bent back when you are working on the pages inside.

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