What Addi Wore~January 2013

Janellj's January 2013 album on Photobucket


Monday, August 31, 2009

What Janell needs......

This cracks me up every time I do it. Go to Google....there's one right here on my blog to your right (or if you have joined Swagbucks, use it) and type in your name and the word "needs". You can scroll down and see things that you need.

I did my name and this is what I need:

Janell needs a plastic surgeon. (I beg your pardon)

Janell needs Will's undivided attention. (don't tell Keith)

Janell needs a babysitter at her home every other Saturday (you bet I do....but every Saturday would work even better)

Janell needs six hundred dollars and seventy five cents. (I need a lot more than that)

Here are a few more from my family:

Drew needs a date ..... because apparently the last one filed a restraining order against him. (shameful)

Todd needs a lawyer (is there something you haven't told us?)

Shannon needs to learn how to soothe her moods with something other than food. (hee hee)

Keith needs to get a real good physical. He seems to be lacking in proper blood flow to the brain.
(this just makes me giggle)

Drew needs some help with his addiction. (I told you those Hot Wheel cars were getting out of hand)

Addison needs to prioritize spending and minimize waste (does that mean no more Gymboree?)

Keith needs to write on his blog more. (he has one?)

Jackie needs a dose of real-world reality and being an Avon lady doesn't count! (I keep telling her she needs to change professions)

Taylor needs to go potty on the way to the Hannah Montana/Jonas Brothers concert . (lol....she wouldn't listen and go before we left home)

Daisy needs you on Twitter. (Daisy Twitters??)

Now go Google your name and see what you need. If you want, post it in the comment section. (And Tiffany if you are reading this, shame on you for what you need).

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Keith!!!

Happy birthday to my honey today! Hope you have a great day! We love you!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Freebie Friday!

Sorry....I am late today! Addi is sick with her SECOND ear infection. Grrrr! I hope we're not developing a pattern here. Anyway, we didn't get a lot of sleep last night. Poor thing. Be sure to act on these links quick. The best deals go super fast!

~If you haven't joined SWAGBUCKS....click on the link to your right and join today. I have over 100 SWAGBUCKS for doing something I normally do anyway. I am about to cash them in for a gift card . And on Fridays, you can earn mega points!

~At Captain D's, sign up for the D's Club to receive a printable coupon good for a free Fish & Fries or Chicken & Fries Meal.

~There are currently three different ways to get some great coupons for Beech-Nut products:
::Go here to request your free Solid Advice booklet from Beech-Nut which contains helpful ideas for making the transition to solid foods and also contains a number of coupons for Beech-Nut products.
::Sign up here for the Beech-Nut email newsletter and they will send you a free Beech-Nut Starter Kit. Plus, you'll get money-saving coupons in the email newsletter each month.
::And finally, I've mentioned this freebie before, but it's still available: Call 1-800-523-6633 (8 AM - 5 PM CST) to request a free Parent Pack from Beech-Nut. You'll receive a packet full of coupons and possibly even some product samples.

~Go here to request a free sample of the all-natural Just Like Sugar Sweetener.

~Sign up here to get a free card from Hallmark.

~Print a coupon here for a free small limeade with any purchase at an A&W restaurant. This coupon is valid through October 3, 2009.

~For a limited time Restaurant.com is offering $25 gift certificates for just 2 bucks wide code TASTE. Click HERE to have a look around.

~Free sample of ZingiberRx Joint and Muscle Cream

~Click HERE to sign up for a sweet treat from Starbucks on your birthday.

~Complete the survey HERE for a 3 year subscription to Town & Country magazine. This offer is made by Rewards Gold, with no strings attached and no credit card needed, but I'm sure it will go fast so HURRY!

~You can get a free autographed glossy photo of your child's favorite Disney character (person, animal, fish, bug, car or whatever) by writing to:Walt Disney CompanyAttn: Fan Mail Department500 South Buena Vista StreetBurbank, CA 91521Personalization (your child's name) is not available.No SASE required (just the postage on your request).Make sure to include the name of the Disney character in your request.

~Receive a Free Copy of Prevent Blindness America'sHome Eye Test for Preschoolers brochure http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=1522465&u2=http://www.preventblindness.net/site/Survey?SURVEY_ID=1980&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS

~4 oz Sample of Concrete Sealer & free shipping

~The first 50,000 people to go here and take a quick survey will get a free snack tin and almond snack pack from California Almonds.

~Get a free sample of Dentaburst Brush and Go. They sell this new product at Target, CVS, and Rite Aid. It reminds me of what I used to use to brush baby gums - but this is the adult-size version. You should get your free sample by mail in 6 to 8 weeks.

~Hurry and head over here to sign up for a free Original Chicken Sandwich from Chick-fil-A. This offer is only available to the first 250,000 so hurry and grab your free sandwich coupon while it lasts!

~Go here to request your free copy of The Teen Girl's Guide to Money.

~Please fill out the following information in order to receive a $50 Restaurant.com dining certificate.By submitting this information, you are agreeing to receive Qwest updates via email. You'll get special offers and the latest product news that is relevant to you – such as in our Qwest Internet customer newsletter "Fast Forward Life" – delivered straight to your inbox."Free $50 Restaurant.com dining certificate.

~Go here to request a free Safety Kit from ADT which includes a cool fingerprint kit, a magnet, a reflective sticker for kids to wear in the dark, and games, too.

~If you live in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama, or Tennessee, you can go here to join the free Publix Preschool Pals Club. Membership includes a newsletter, prizes for your child, valuable coupons, and more.

~ Request a sample of Carmex to be sent to you and enter for a prize. I love prizes!
So go check the site out, which is a pretty cool website! Then request a sample to be sent to you!

~In addition, you can go here to print a coupon for a free travel-sized item with any purchase at Bath & Body Works through September 9, 2009. Remember you can purchase anything in the store--even a gift bag or clearance item--to get the free lip item and the free trial-sized item.

~Go HERE and sign-up, they'll send you an online survey to fill out. If you complete it within 5 days of the email, they'll send you a coupon for a FREE (up to $2.29) bag of Halls!

~Don't forget to get your FREE chocolate today. Click HERE to enter

~To get your complimentary one-year subscription to American Cheerleader magazine, complete the simple form on the freebizmag website.

~Click HERE to sign up for the Eat Better America newsletter and get a free sample of Nature Valley Nut Clusters and a Granola Bar.

~New Borders printables HERE valid from 8/27-30. You need to be a Borders Rewards member to use the coupons- but it is free to sign up HERE.

~Visit Dinovite to learn more and to request your free Dinovite Pet Product Sample Pack

~Go HERE to register for a Free sample of their new Hair Therapy!

~Books-A-Million has lots of children's classic book titles priced at just $1.77 in their Bargain section right now! Plus, get free shipping when you use coupon code BKLVFREE at checkout.

~Go to the Walmart website to learn more about this new product and to request your free Fancy Feast Appetizers for Cats sample.

~Crazy Ed's Roadkill Premium Beef Jerky is made with only high quality beef and a secret blend of ingredients that will offer you a jerky experience you've never had.We offer only one warning: Once you've tried Crazy Ed’s Roadkill you will be back for more.

~Visit theeosphere.com to learn more and to request your free Eos Sweet Mint Sphere Lip Balm sample.

~The scoop is HERE on how you can score a free photo book from Winn-Dixie (with $4.95 shipping and handling).

I scored big at Publix this week. I got all of this plus 2 bottles of Shout that I forgot to put in the picture for around $9.00. If you're not couponing...you really should be! It has saved me so much $$ since I started doing it seriously!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

On a roll......

No pun intended! This is a layout I did from a trip my family took to downtown Atlanta a few years ago. This is a big field in front of the World of Coke. There was this giant ball that you could play with it. I think we kinda hogged it by looking back at the pictures. I just stood back and took pictures (and giggled).

I sewed the bouncy things with embroidery floss and a needle. Other than that...this was a VERY simple (and quick) layout.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Way Back When-esday!

In honor of Keith's birthday this weekend.....I decided to post this pic of him and Drew. This was March 2001 ( Taylor's 6th b-day party). Drew was about the exact age that Addi is now (who woulda thought we would have another one so many years later).

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday, in the park........

.....I thought it was the 4th of July. I don't think that's how the song even goes but that's what title popped into my head when I thought about scrapping these pics. You didn't think I would get it done, did you??? (me neither) But here it is! Now keep in mind....I am one of those that always has to do double layouts. I am really thinking about getting over that here in the near future when I start scrapping Addi. I just don't have time to do a double page for every single event. We'll see if I can overcome this phobia of my pages not matching. Is there a 12 step program for that??

Anyway, as I said the other day....I cannot take credit for this page. It is a total scraplift (scrapbook terminology for stealing someone else's idea....but it's very much allowed and I think it is a compliment to the person who you steal from). So go check out my friend Michelle's blog and look at her layout. That's where I got the idea. She did a great job, didn't she???

Friday, August 21, 2009

My Little Sand Bucket (I scrapped)

Here is even more proof that when I go to a scrapbook weekend, I do more than socialize (Keith). I do get "some" scrapping done. I made this little sand bucket mini album with our Cancun beach pictures.

This is the cover. The handle is made from wire.

Page 2 (not sure what happened to this scan, sorry).

Page 3

Page 4
Page 5. This handle sticks up and you can see it from the front. It has real sand on it.

Page 6. Back of page 5.

The next 2 pages are acrylic. I had to put everything on there back to back because it is see through and I needed each piece to cover up what is behind it.

This is the back of the acrylic page.

Page 9.

Back cover.
I usually take little kits like this to crops so I can work and talk and don't really have to think. I have been in sort of a scrapping rut lately with pregnancy, new baby and the stress of Keith's (lack of) work. I really want to get going again. My plans for this weekend are to scraplift a cute, cute page that my friend Michelle did last weekend. I'm hoping that will get my creative juices flowing again. If I do by chance get it done, I will post both pages if she doesn't mind.

Freebie Friday!

Good Friday Morning!! Here are you goodies for today!

~My friend Michelle (you can check her out here) turned me on to this cool link. It lists all kinds of birthday freebies!!!

~Picture People has a new free 8x10 or 10x13 printable coupon good through November 23.

~Free Donut Holes with Purchase and this coupon from Hardees.

~Print this coupon for B1G1 Venom Drink (don't hold me responsible for what this drink may do to you).

~Free Accessory at Build A Bear printable HERE.

~$5/15 Purchase at TGI Friday’s when you use your Visa Card HERE.

~Go HERE to get a Free Teaching Children to Read book.

~There is a new link for a free sample of Parent's Choice Immune Support Formula here.

~It is being reported that both Wal-Mart and Target have Carmex in the checkout lanes priced at $0.97. Use the $1/1 coupon here to get it for free.

~Enter the FAME-ous Treatment Sweepstakes here and you'll get a printable coupon for a free shake with any purchase at Johnny Rockets.

~Go here to print a coupon for a free Blitz Energy Drink at any Krystal location. This deal expires August 22, 2009.

~Night owls use NoDoz to help stay awake and alert. Try it and see for yourself. NoDoz is a safe and effective way to help you stay awake and alert. It has about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of joe on the go, but it's cheaper and more convenient. (Needless to say, I did not send for this free sample...I don't need ANYTHING to keep me awake at night).

~Sign up to receive the latest offers from Sugar! As a thank you, we'll send you a free gift! From your friends at Sugar."Visit sugarshoes.com to learn more and to make your request for a free gift. I've heard that the free gift is a travel lip gloss set.

~FREE 1 OZ. VICTORIA'S SECRET PINK® BODY LOTION IN STORES.Print this email and present it any Victoria's Secret store (excluding Outlet stores) to receive your free 1 oz. Victoria's Secret Pink® Body lotion."

~Through September 13, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., you can get a free Kid's Meal with each Adult Entree purchase at IHOP. Valid for children 12 and under. More details here.

~You just can't beat a FREE Juicer, now can you? So why don't you head over to THIS SITE and sign up for one to be mailed to you.

~Walmart is offering a free sample of Emergen-C vitamin fizzy drink mix. You'll receive one sample packet each of Multi-Vitamin PLUS Cherry-Pomegranate and Pink Lemonade.
~You can also get another free sample of Emergen-C directly from the manufacturer (click on the yellow bubble "Free Samples"). ~Free Medicine Dispenser

~Click HERE for a coupon for a FREE appetizer with purchase at LongHorn.

~Sign up to get a coupon by mail for a FREE bag of cat Food from Iams Premium Protection.

~For one week only, you can have access to thousands of sewing patterns--for free! The Commercial Pattern Archive (CoPA) has thousands of archived patterns available to print for free.
Go here and use the login "guest" and the password "pattern". (Can someone teach me to sew, please???)

Oh, and I already have my Project 365 picture for today. Yes, those are paramedics holding my daughter and yes, they were at my house at 7:30 this morning. I had a little scare this morning but all is well now. Addi woke up earlier than normal this morning so I gave her about half a bottle and then had to get Drew up and on the bus. I laid her on our bed and made sure that none of the 6 or so pillows that we sleep with were near her. I came downstairs...got Drew ready and out the door. Listened at the stairs to see if she was fussing. She wasn't so I decided to take a few minutes and straighten up. After probably 20 minutes total....I went back upstairs. When I got there.....my heart skipped a beat. I looked at Addi and she had somehow gotten hold of a pillow and pulled it over her face. I ran over and snatched it off. She was sweating and would not react to me (she was breathing the whole time). I tried shaking her, talking to her and she just stared straight ahead. Then she started breathing rapidly. I FREAKED OUT! I called 9-1-1 and then my neighbor, Taryn, who is a Grady paramedic. I could barely even get the words out to her.....I think I just said "Come Quick". She did and then the sweet cute paramedics showed up. By this time, Miss Addi was smiling and cooing and all was well. I think I shaved a few years off of my life (let's hope this doesn't happen too often, I'm no spring chicken). So I debated and decided to go ahead and ask "Can I take your picture?" They were happy to oblige and now I have my pic of the day. I was just thinking last night that this was a slow, boring week in the world of pictures and I was really gonna have to stretch it to find things for this week. Well, stretch it, I did!

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday, Sweet Memories!

One of my favorite scrapbook stores in the world, Sweet Memories in Carrollton turned ONE this weekend. Erin and Carolyn (aka Mama Waters) threw a huge party to celebrate.

This is what the room looked like when I got there. Erin always goes way out with everything, and this was no exception! Have you ever seen such cuteness?
This was my spot!

Our gang...being silly (nothing new there)!!!

Keith hung out with me all weekend (in reality he was home with the kiddos....what a man). I cropped this picture and couldn't bring myself to throw him away so I just propped him up to enjoy the festivities! (He looks just thrilled to be included, don't ya think)???
My friend, Jennifer with the awesome birthday cake she made. This girl is unbelievable. I wish you could see some of the scrapbook pages she does (wait, actually you can ...click here for her blog).

The real cake. Almost too pretty to eat....but that didn't stop us. YUM!

Some of the smucka (that's a scrapbooking term for awesome supplies) that we got to make an album with!
There was a restaurant right in the building we were in and that's where we ate dinner. Have you ever eaten Crummy Chicken? Mmmmmm!
Yes, we do actually scrapbook at these things! Here's proof! What fun we had! I can't wait until Sweet Memories turns two years old!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Way Back When-esday!

I just love this picture. This is Todd and Shannon in 1988. This was Shannon's first Easter so she would have been about 4-5 months and Todd was 4 1/2. I know I saved this green dress but I can't find it for the life of me. I would give anything to have it for Addi to wear. It also has special meaning because my Mom bought it for her at Upton's in Austell (my Mom's favorite store). Don't you think Addi favors her big sister???

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

3rd Grade???

Yeah, that is a question mark because I really can't believe it myself. Like, can he really be in 3rd grade already? It is just mind boggling. But it is what it is........(sigh).
My Big Boy!
Drew and "Mrs. Herdmann"! Her name is really Mrs. Hermann but I can't convince Drew of that. Last Christmas I read him the chapter book "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" and the bad kids last name was Herdmann. He asked me then if it was about "Mrs. Herdmann" at his school. I told him no that Mrs. Hermann does not have any children. Well, that didn't matter and I think she will always be (in Drew's mind anyway) "Mrs. Herdmann". It makes her giggle to hear that story. (Actually, Drew makes her giggle).

He said he likes 3rd grade so far because they don't start homework until the second week of school!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Way Back When-esday!

Well, since I will soon have a 3rd grader, I decided to share a picture of Drew's first day of school (couldn't you just eat him up?). This was Ms. Kelly's 3 year old pre-school! So that would have been August 2004 at McEachern Methodist. We loved everything about his pre-school years. I am so excited that Holley will get to go to McEachern Methodist this year, as well! Look out, Mrs. Tanner.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

We are Family!

And there are lots of us! Wow! What a fun weekend. My cousin, Lisa and her entire family came down from Michigan for a visit. There were 11 of them in all. They all came to our house on Saturday night for a pool and pizza party! This is pretty much what the adults did!
And this is what the kids did! Everyone seemed to have a great time!
On Sunday, they wanted to go downtown. So we did! We saw World of Coke, CNN Center, & Olympic Park! It was soooo hot! Thank goodness, Keith opted to stay home with Addi so I didn't have to worry about her at all.

Then we headed to Stone Mountain (yes, this was all in the same day!). We didn't get there until around 6:00, so didn't have a lot of time but we did get to enjoy a few things!
That's Jason and Barb! Jason is 31 (I think) and remembered the laser show from when they would visit when he was little. He couldn't wait to relive the memories take his kids to see it!
Smile, Dave!

What a great evening! The weather was perfect, crowds low and family all together. What more could a person ask for??? As I type this, they are in the car headed to Destin. Hope they have a great time!