Sunday, November 28, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

The new scrap n tote

Here is a great product for organizing your cricut cartridges! No more lugging the boxes around.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Update on Matt

 Sorry Everyone been a very busy couple of weeks for me and just didn't get this on here quickly. Matt had the surgery on the 7th with great success! It has relaxed him and they have been able to work on his muscles and joints. But, he has started to has seizures which he might have been having all along we just didn't know it with him being so tense. So they have started him on medication to treat them. Dr.s have said that it could also be the brain healing. He still isn't awake yet.......

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Fundraiser Crop on November 20th

You can view the details re the crop on Matt's blog 
If you don't scrapbook you can always just come and Knit, crochet, organize your photos, make jewlery whatever hobbie you have we aren't picky : ) We would love to have you no matter what you do... after all this is to raise money for the Mertz Family! We will have raffles and vendors. It is from 9-9 in Westland, Michigan.
at the VFW hall on Wayne Rd, we could use your help in passing the word around , at this point we have covered the room costs we have plenty of room!
Thanks so much,

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Cover for the Season

The New covers for the school or Christmas season and Halloween
Don't Scrapbook that's OK cause we also make these as photo albums to handle all your 4x6 photos.

I have been pretty pre-occupied with my nephew and some fundraisers for him that I just really haven't kept up on here.
If you would like to read up on my nephew please visit his blog at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

This last Month has been a doooseeeyyyy

Ok well this last month has been horrible for my family, my nephew was hit by a car while walking home. He has Traumatic Brain injuries, broken neck, fractured back, broken leg in two places, Severe lacerations, and it's been a month ago today and he still isnt awake. Please keep the prayers coming. The above blog was set up to collect donations for my sisters family and to post updates re Matthew and fundraisers that will held for his expenses.
My 5 year old niece's daughter's appendix ruptured and she was so sick and so much pain they will do surgery in a month to get them out.
Then my husband's nephew got into an accident hit a train and his best friend was killed and he is in critical condition with Traumatic Brain injuries and several broken bones in his face that is all I know at this time about this one.


Friday, July 9, 2010

CHA Sneek Peeks Good to be Back!!

Well I can't believe it has been this long since I posted anything! Urgh life sure has been busy with big trade shows and grandkids being born, it has been a little overwhelming. The last grandkids were born last weekend, I have a new granddaughter born July 3 named Olivia Isabella and a grandson born June 9th named Jaydyn Henry
We have been super busy getting all the samples ready for CHA release take a peek on the website what's new page we have a staggering approx. 20 of them. I hope everyone has a terrific summer does anyone have special plans this year?
Keep in mind we do custom covers too so when you taking them photos remember that.
Here is a peek at my grandkids.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

For those of you with twins

Well we are back from our Mexico vacation. We had a great time although the weather could have been a little better. It was cloudy alot but we still had 85 degree weather and half the days mostly were with sun.
Now I sit here trying to play catch up with a month of stuff to do....
And busy with events every weekend, not that I'm complaining or anything : ) I still have to pay the bills.
For those of you with twins we are getting ready to release a twins cover that is just the cutest thing!! Stay tuned to view it... don't forget if you don't scrapbook these are also photo albums too, and they are made in the good ole USA.
sign up for the newsletter on the home page of my website to get future updates.

Well while we were in Mexico, my daughter almost lost the baby she went into labor because of stress..... finally got her to screen her calls and just relax. She is doing better and contractions have not returned thank goodness.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Off to Mexico

Well we are off to Mexico in 5 days I will be sitting on the beach, and goodness I just can't wait.
So it will be not until the end of February that I will be updating anything or sending out orders. If you have any questions feel free to email me and I will have access to my email every couple of days.
Boy it sure has been a long week. I keep forgetting about appts. This am went for a facial was ok probablly wouldn't have that done again. I go for a pedicure on Tuesday and then in the pm I finally get my hair trimmed and roots dyed I'm looking like a skunk!!I had to miss my other appt a couple of weeks ago because the hairdresser broke her ankle so I am overdue for my roots to be done. : )
We are taking my 4 year old grandson to dinner tonight (well actually his parents are we are tagging along) he has been going crazy when those red lobster commercials come on he gets so mad at his Mom and says you were suppose to take me there.. You really have to see it too funny.
Here is a new photo of the newest grandson

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Name suggestions for a middle name

Ok so I'm getting ready to pack up everything for my weekend crop that I put on a few times a year and you know I just don't feel like it... What is up with that I do enjoy doing them but the work and effort far out way anything I make at it. Good thing I have the moments when I close my eyes and feel my toes in the sand and the ocean breezes on my face...ahhhhh....I leave in 2 WEEKS from today for Mexico for a badly needed 3 weeks vacation, goodness I have so much to do for that too.
It cost us almost as much as an airline ticket to take our luggage how crazy is that.
We are going to go scuba diving this trip. I've always wanted to do that but, now that we are hmmmmm are there sharks in that ocean?? lol
Ok so my daughter wants to name her baby girl..Olivia Isabella but I think her husband is trying to pop her bubble with the Isabella part of it do you have any middle name suggestions that would go well with Olivia (she doesn't want like Marie and Renee or Ann) you know the more typical middle names ??
Well I guess I've delayed getting things together long enough wish me luck....

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Really Cool thing for kids ages 3-9

Here is the newest product that I'm carrying your going to love it!!!
And it will create great moments they will cherish for years to come.

Check it out here.

5 Question Friday

1. Worst trouble you ever got into as a teenager?

Well hmmm "trouble"?? I never got caught but about 6 friends told each of our parents that we were spending the night at each others houses and just walked the streets all night. (dumbest thing).

2. Are you a morning person or a night person?

The older I get the more I'm a morning person

3. Are you a one-handed or a two-handed Texter?

I don't really text. But have a couple of times and I would say 2 handed

4. Democrat, Republican, or Independent..or maybe even Green Party (whatever that is).
Democrat, But would be willing to vote other parties.

5. Are you a pet person?

I love Dogs, But we own scarlett Macaw Bird

MckLinky Blog Hop

CHA Sneak Peeks

CHA is here again already, come check out our new designs for the cover of your photo albums or scrapbooks.
while your there don't forget to check out all the others too.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

See my prize

Ok I won a giveaway from the pick a word for 2010 so mine was FOCUS so I could try to improve that badly : )Well I won and here is a photo of my prize! Isn't it great.
check out her other personalized jewelry at her shop.

And if you like personalized stuff look at this homemade bracelet with photos totally cool.
See the tutorial on her site.

Parenting help

Ever have days where you are looking at your kids and saying "who are you" when they are behaving like someone you don't know. I had many days like that when my kids were little.
Several of my girlfriends are teachers. They were sent to a seminar on how to better handle kids in their classrooms. If you haven't heard of the Love and Logic seminars and teaching aides they are great ways to handle many situations. Here is a link to the page about parenting the Love and Logic way try it out with your own children.
No I'm not being paid to or compensated at all just think this is a great tool.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Don't forget the giveaway

Don't forget to register for the giveaway
Winners announced on the January 25,

Being a Woman

Ok I feel like I have been walking around in a daze the last couple of days and still feel groggy???? what the heck! These darn Hot flashes are going to kill me urgh whoever said being a woman was easy, obviously was a man : )
I'm having them all day and night and the only relief I have is when I'm in front of a fan. I'm in Michigan and it's freezing so this is not the time to be having them. My sister in law recommended taking Black Cohosh but it takes 2 weeks to kick in.
Well I hope it does because I leave for Mexico in 3 weeks and I'll have to live in the pool, which is where I will be anyway but would like to be on vacation without being miserable. My husband is sympathetic but I think he sure is ready for me to get through this : )

Monday, January 11, 2010

Good Ultrasound report

OK so my daughter went to the Dr's, finally found one that would see her with her insurance and being high risk it really has been a chore! (she is 17 weeks)and luckily her old doctor called in a perscription for her medicine and she was able to start taking that right away.
So anyway she went had an ultrasound and has great heartbeat and is a .....GIRL!!
We are so excited she has a 4 year old boy, she has to be on her medicine for another month so if she were to lose it would be just devestating (she lost one at 4.5 mths before) she has had about 5 miscarriages and miscarried twins last year.
And is doing great carrying this one (fingers crossed)
I think her name is going to be Olivia Isabella
My other daughter went for her ultrasound and is due 3 weeks before the other : ) everything is going well with her pregnancy too and she is having a >>>>> BOY!! She has a 18mth old little girl so they are both getting what they want.
His name is going to be Jayden Henry

Sunday, January 10, 2010

I got a best blog award!

I got an award! Yay! Mandi from capitol Heights Mommy blog has graciously chosen me for the Best Blog Award! Thank you so much Mandi!
The Rules for Accepting This Award:

1. To accept this award you must post it on your blog with the name and a link to the person who gave it to you.
2. Pass on the award to about 15 other bloggers who you recently discovered and think are great!
3. Contact the other bloggers and let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Here are my 15 Bloggers I would like to give this to:

The simple life of the Boreings
Our Daily Lifex4
Muliebrity Smith
Julie the Army Wife
Yaya's Changing world
Moss Family
A Day in the Life
A Little Bit of this
Inks outside of the Box
Crafty Chic Mommy
Adventures in Vineyardland
Zippy Tid Bits
Jumping Waves
Mommy's Camera
Or Daze in the Desert

I love passing on the award to all the blogs. I related in some way to each of them.