Monday, September 5, 2011

Getting bigger!

This girl is getting bigger :)

We have decided on a name! YAY! 


If you love it, let me know.  If you hate it, keep it to yourself :) 

Happy Labor Day.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Things I Am Looking Forward To:

This summer I have constantly been daydreaming of things I am looking forward to.  I have decided it's time to share this list with you. SO here we go...


1.  Teaching Dorsey New Tricks 

2.  Redecorating My Craft Room

3.  Taking More Creative Photos

4.  Mom Retiring From Target After TWO DECADES to Help a Sister Out

5.  Starting Off 2012 With A Bang!

BABY WALZ  E.D.D. 1/14/2012

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Scrapbooking MVP's

I just reorganized my scrapbook room and reorganized some of my albums and thought I would share some of my favorite pages.  I will say most of these are REALLY old pages, but some of my favorites. ENJOY!

This is an all digital page I did with my bamboo tablet.

From Disney 2008 Trip

More Disney

Even More Disney...

Mushy Page

My 1st Thanksgiving

This one's a little depressing, but it's one of my faves.

Another all digital page.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Hair Girl

DSC_0150 by kwalz831

Today I went from long hair blah to cute short hair girl :) I've never been a long hair person. Here's a terrible before to a pretty cute after.
DSC_0150 a photo by kwalz831 on Flickr.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sewing For Baby.....Not Mine!!!

I am super excited Julia finally found out the sex of her baby! Now I have an excuse to make cute things.  I am not gonna lie.  It's a lot harder to make cute things for boys, but this it is a forgivable offense.  So here is my first project for Baby Rehder (whom I have already nick-named Tomb Rehder or Tater Rehder.)  

I found the pattern for this adorable Owl Softie Teether on The Rubber Punkin blog! It was so easy and super cute.  I've read several places that baby's like to chew/suck on the grosgrain ribbon.  So Julia, here is the first of several creations.  (If you think it is ugly I can put a squeaker in it and make it a toy for Dorsey...I've already seen him eyeing it.)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thanks Mom and Dad!

This blog post is in dedication to my mom and dad, a.k.a Marcie and DJ Tony T.  

Yesterday I had an experience at work that really made me grateful for my mom and dad.  Not because they fed me, clothed me, took me on semi-fun vacations (I only say "semi" because a few of those week long car trips have caused me to HATE road trips), and made sure I got good grades in school, and made me go to church, the list could go on and on.  But I am grateful to them for teaching me to be a decent human being.  They taught me to be respectful to adults.  

Neither of my parents are from the south, but we have been here in Memphis since I was but a wee babe.  My mom NEVER made me reply with a "yes ma'am" in our house, but I distinctly remember before every slumber party I ever went to my mother firmly telling me, "you better say 'yes ma'am' and 'yes sir' to so and so's parents!"  And I always did! 

Now I am by no means claiming that I was never a mouthy, smart alec teenager.  I willingly admit that I got ISS for three days for mouthing off to my Anatomy teacher my senior year of high school.  But I also, on my own accord, genuinely apologized to my teacher when I went back to class because I knew I was out of line.  

On days like yesterday, I think I am being punished for those times I was a jerk in high school.  I witnessed a student who is supposedly a stand-up student, top of the class, leader in our school treat me (an adult) and her fellow classmates with complete disrespect.  After class I called her up and tried to talk with her about the importance of respecting people and her response to me was appalling.  She treated me as if I was dirt under her shoe, as if I didn't have the right to judge her behavior.  

I left that class thinking, "If I EVER acted like that towards an adult, my parents would have beat the mess out of me."  

So thanks Mom and Dad.  I am glad my parents cared about me enough to teach me how to behave.    

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mirror Mirror On The Wall

Here is a pic of my latest silhouette project. I've had this mirror on the wall for a while, so I thought I'd spruce it up a lot.  

Can't believe Joe and I have been married since 2006....and it's 2011!!! Time flies when you're having fun. 

In other news:  My dear, sweet, beautiful, trendy, stylish, hilarious friend JULIA MOORE REHDER is going to get FAT soon because she is PREGNANT! I was so so so excited when I read her blog post announcing it.  Congrats to Julia and Sloan! I have already started scouring my craft blogs to find cute baby gifts to make for you :) 

OH! And the Tigers won in OT tonight against UAB. GO TIGERS GO!

Good night to all!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Quick Birthday Card

Here's a quick little card I whipped up with my silhouette for my friend Charity's birthday.  It was super easy! Just cut out the lace birthday cardstock shape and colored in some of the background! Loving my Christmas present.  Thanks mom and dad! (Sorry for the crappy photo.  Just took it with my phone really quick.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Job!

I hope I am not writing to soon, but JOE FOUND A JOB! He is on his 3rd day of work at Twisted South Magazine.  He will be doing ad sales and a little bit of everything else.  He comes home happy and is really enjoying it so far.   Right now he is being paid hourly for a 60 day probationary period.  If things are working out at the end of that, they will talk salary.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that things stay positive.  Hopefully I can cross that goal off of my list :)

Monday, January 3, 2011

I Resolve...

Happy New Year! Do you still remember who I am? I have not updated in about 6 months (burying head in shame) Joe and I had a pretty exciting New Year. We went to bed at 8:00 pm!

2010 has been quite a year for us. So here is a recap of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Just a few highlights.
  1. My students won Best High School Musical in the city of Memphis. Sometimes they drive me so crazy I can't stand to listen to them anymore, but I just watched this video and it reminded me how truly talented my kids are. I'm a pretty lucky teacher!
  2. I finished my licensure program at Union University (Thank goodness. Not sure I could've taken a lot more!) I will be tenured with Shelby County Schools next year.
  3. Joe and I Built an addition to our deck all by ourselves.
  4. I totaled my car on 385. No more Saturn Vue. :(
  5. I got a new-to-me car! Hello GMC Envoy!
  6. I finally got to do another show! I played Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun at Theatre Memphis.
  7. Our house got broken into. They stole a whole lot of stuff.
  8. I went to the Betty Buckley concert and met SETH RUDETSKY...Oh...and Betty Buckley.
  9. Joe graduated from The University of Memphis with a BA in Journalism with a concentration in Advertising. (If anyone wants to hire him LET US KNOW!
10. I got a brand new silhouette SD for Christmas! WOOO HOOOO!

Pretty exciting stuff. I know. BUT moving on to bigger and better things...This year I have decided to set some goals for myself. Thought I'd share them with the blogosphere.

My 2011 Resolutions
(in no particular order)

1. Make a full size quilt

2. Make a minimum of 12 scrapbook pages (in theory one per month)

3. Pay off my credit card debt

4. Have a husband with a full-time job that he enjoys
and also somewhat pertains to his newly acquired degree
(hopefully I won't have to find a new husband to meet this goal)
Goal Met!

5. Prepare my singing time lessons ahead of time
(once again burying head in shame)

Here's to hoping I meet at least some of my goals.