Thursday, April 28, 2011

my baby is growing up

My son, Zac (my baby) went to Prom a couple weeks ago. His date is one of the foreign exchange students at his school. He's turning into a young man so quickly, right before my eyes.

I remember as a child it used to drive me crazy when the older people would talk about time passing so quickly, where did the time go, this year passed by so fast, etc. Now that I'm one of the old ladies I see exactly what they meant!

It seems like only yesterday we were taking our family vacation road trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota. I remember thinking we were having such a great time stopping at the Corn Palace, Wall Drug and then ultimately Mt Rushmore. Wow, I thought - creating such wonderful memories. It wasn't until several years later (years which flew by) that I was proofing my daughter's creative writing paper when she was in college and realized the kids had an entire different perspective of that vacation than Wade & I did. They recalled hours and hours spent in the car fighting with each other over who had to sit on the hump in the middle. They saw the Corn Palace as alot of vegetable bits glued on a building. They thought the badlands were great but went on way too long. The highlight of the trip for my daughter was when the snake at the conservatory was dangling directly over my head unbeknownst to me.

I digress (another thing that happens right after the time flies past)! To me it seems like Zac was just a little colic baby screaming for hours and hours on end and now he's become this not-so-little young man that makes me so proud.

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Monday, April 25, 2011

and the winner is .....

Thank you to all who left a comment to enter my Grand Blog Opening giveaway. My daughter helped me draw an egg yesterday and the winner is #14 - Sherry. I will get your package in the
 mail this week Sherry

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paper Flowers

The multi-talented Ange Lee has graciously shared instructions for making these pretty paper flowers. You can find the tutorial (along with lots of other tutorials and eye candy) on her blog here -

I used assorted sizes of circles to make these and love how they turned out. I may tip them with a little glimmer mist to give them a bit of shimmer and color - not sure yet.

They seem very romantic to me which I  know is not at all my usual style - whoda thunk! I may have to try another batch with bright colors and try to funky them up a little too!

On another note - check your pets for wood ticks. I was so surprised yesterday when we found many deer ticks on our dogs. The snow has barely melted and already the ticks are out. I thought it was way too early but apparently not.

Lastly - don't forget to leave a comment under the grand blog opening giveaway post below to be entered in the drawing.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Grand Blog Opening Giveaway

Just like a new department store I thought it would be fun to have a grand opening here on my blog. Welcome to  "The Tin Goat grand blog opening giveaway".

I HAD to go to a craft store today for some 4 x 6" flat canvas panels that I couldn't live without (you know how it is). Well, they didn't carry that size but I got tons of other things that I also couldn't live without. I really like K & Company ephemera and scored well today so thought I'd share it with someone in blogland in the form of a grand blog opening door prize.

Grand blog opening giveaway

Just leave a comment to let me know you were here and 2 weeks from today when my family is home for Easter we will pick a winner.

As always - thanks for stopping by :)