Friday, December 24, 2010

Katie's 4th Birthday party

For her birthday, Ms. Katie decieded to have a "Scooby Doo" theme, and Mommy delievered!
Happy Birtday Katie Boo!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Getting ready for christmas

I have been way busy since Thanksgiving with shopping and card making (which i forgot to take a picture of), but I have gotten some creative time in here recently. First I made these tags for wrapping presents
Then I had to come up with some teachers gifts. My kelly's teacher is real big into Wizard of Oz, but I'm sure she got a ton of stuff so I thought I would make her some cards that she can send out with a touch of Dorothy AND my son has 2 teachers and i had no clue, so I did kinda goodie bag of all "woman touches"

I think it turned out nicely!! Merry Christmas everyone!!


Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving...and then some

What a busy few days. We went to my husband's family house and had thanks giving there and it was AWESOME, I love them all. Then my husband and I
did the dreaded BLACK FRIDAY shopping, and that wasnt as bad as I expected. Very tired Friday night. Then the rest of the weekend was cake, even got all my christmas cards made, so that was a huge wieght lifted. I will post them soon (after I mail them out!). I hope everyone had a nice holiday!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

the TWINS 4th BDay party

What a fun day, Laura and bouncy jump and her house for the twins and they had a blast

then miss Kimmy made a cool scooby doo cake, man it was awesome!

and they loved it!
it was a good YAYA day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mommy, I DONT like you!!

So this goes out to all women.  You don't have to be a mom to respond!  What to do, what to do??  So here's the run down...I went and picked up my kids from school and as we were happily getting in the truck, Hailey turns to me and says she wants to go to Target.  I said that my feet were hurting because an hour before, I got an injection in my heel, (Heel Spurs = Another story!) anyway I said maybe later.  Okay fine!  Then it was, I wanna go to McDonalds.  To which I said, "not today Hailey, You just had Mickey Ds for dinner last night."  Insert temper tantrum.  Now try to picture that I have all three kids in the back seat, shes OF COURSE in the middle and now, wont put on her seat belt.  So long story as short as I can get it, we had a small back and forth, put it on, No!!  I will give you one more chance...1,2,3.  No!!  Fine I will do it. No you won't!  Feet up in seat, turning around.  So yes, I did pop her butt, and her hand when she tried to bite me!!  Well.... we finally got home and I made her go to her room.  She was fine. Crying a little but nothing crazy, and then "IT" happened.........almost out of no where, as I was walking out, she stomped her feet and said......."Mommy, I don't like you!!  I really, really don't like you!  You are a mean Mommy!!"   So I ask, What do I do??  I knew this day would come and part of me wants to laugh and the other wants to cry :(   I also know this is the first of many, I don't like you's, but the first, ahhh the first!!!  I guess it's true what they say...You never forget your first!!  Soooooo,  where do we go from here????  HELP!!!
YAYA, Laura

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween and my madness

My devil and the injured worker, what a fun night. Am a little sore from all the walking but that makes up for all the candy I ate (had to make sure no one tried to poison my babies!!!)


Monday, October 25, 2010


Sorry that we haven't posted in awhile but with our annual halloween party and apple picking and hem-hawing around, where does the time go. Now that all that rucus is over I can concentrate on working on Christmas! be on the look out for christmas cards!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Halloween at my house

SOOO, my husband and I started decorating last night for Halloween, and I pulled out my cricut and you know one thing leads to another and then another .....but I doubt I'm done yet!

Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 7, 2010

My Little, Old Man!

Question: Should I, or Shouldn't I be upset that my 3 year old son told me last night, "I don't want to take a bath. I wanna take a Shower!" I said okay got everything started and opened the back of the curtain so I could help. He then turns to me and says, "I got it Moooom, go away. I can do it"  :( This would be where you insert the Tears :(  Did you catch the part where he is 3!!!!  This growing up is TO FAST for me!  I hate to think of what is next!!
YAYA, Laura

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cold Weather Dinner! Mmmm

This is my Famous Vegtable Beef Soup!  This is probalby the ONE thing that I crave on a Cold Day, and since yesterday was just cold enough, I had to break it out!  I love it SO much that I would love to share the "Secret" Recipe with you....
6-8 Qt Stock Pot
1 Package of Stew Beef (about 2lbs)
1 Onion (Diced)
1 Can Petit Diced Tomatos w/ juice
4-6 Potatoes pending on size (peeled and cut to size)
1 Small Bag of Baby Carrots (cut to size)
3-4 Stalks of Celery (cut to size)
1 16oz Bag of Frozen Lima Beans
1 16oz Bag of Frozen Corn
1 16oz Bag of Green Beans
10 Beef Boulion Cubes
** You can substitue any veggie that you like and even use canned veggies as appose to frozen. You can also add more or less Pending on Pot Size!! **

Cook Stew Beef and Onion till meat is cooked through.  Add just enough water to cover top of meat and onions and cook for about 10mins more.  Add Potatoes and Beef Boulion cubes and again cover with water.  Cook for about 20mins.  Add rest of Veggies.  Add enough water to cover top of soup mix and cook on low for about 1 - 2 Hours pending on desired tenderness.  Make sure to stir it so it doesn't stick.  ENJOY!!!  I love ANY recipe that you can just kinda throw what ever in and its good everytime!  I hope you like it as much as I do!! 

This Weekend

its not often that I am impressed with my own photos, but this one I am. Kimmy and I went to maymont park this weekend to work on some upcoming christmas presents and I snagged this shot. I am happy with it. What do you think??

Friday, October 1, 2010

Todays Advice To (myself)

Laura, take a mental note and STOP going onto Web MD to get advice about what your Children might have.  My son now suffers from a mix between Canker Sores, Pemphigus, Cozsackie virus infection, Scarlet Fever, and Thrush!!!  and YES I have left a message at the Doctors office as to what it might be.  I'm just waiting for a call back.  The reality is he has a small cold with a snotty nose and the last day or two he says his mouth hurts when he eats.  I FINALLY found a little white sore that looked like a cold sore or blister on the inside of his lip.  The next day he was still fussy and I found 2 more under his tongue...insert Web MD!!  I really think they are little canker sores but I know I will have to take him to the Dr.s to find out for sure!!  As I shake my head....Why can't they just give you something over the phone???  There is nothing I hate more than being told, "no, you really need to bring him in." You get there and, "yes, he has Canker Sores lets do blah blah blah"!  I REALLY wish we could say, "NO SHIT!!  Thats what I SAID!!"  LOL  I will keep you posted.......
Laura  YAYA

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thoughts for today...So Far!!

Hello everyone, just thought I would "blog" about my day and stuff that I got going on.  Yes, because my life IS that interesting! LOL  Just Kidding I'm not that conceded :)  But we got this thing started so I'm gonna use it!  Well yesterday was a good day, despite the fact that my kids are getting sick, so is my Husband and as much as I want to fight it, my throat is a little sore too :(  Did have a once in a life time thing happen....We got stuck by the President of the United States, Mr. Obamas Motorcade!!!  I was probably 20 feet from the man and still, I wasn't impressed.  I made a post similar on FB and boy o boy did I start something.  Almost everyone was me though, so thats good!! LOL  We all have opinions which is what makes this country so great right!!  Well after the traffic jam, we went to dinner at P.F.Changs and all I have to say is Mmmmmm!  I would like to say that P.F.C is another restaurant that I found that let me bring in McDonalds Happy Meals for my kids.  Thats right you read it right, we had their food and my kids had Happy Meals!!  I know that they won't eat anything on the menu, so I don't even fight it!  The staff thought it was a GREAT IDEA in fact, and so did the table next to us.  She said she was going to tell her daughter about our little trick so that way her and her husband could go out to eat more often!  I say who knows your kids better than you, and you do what you gotta do so that you and your husband can still have a GREAT TIME!!!  Which we did :) 
Thats it for now so.........YAYA everyone!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Just wanted to take a moment and indroduc myself.  My name is Kim or Kimmy as Ashley has posted all over the place...  I am the baker of our group.  I"m always looking for new fun ideas to try.  So anyone who has good cake receipe and expecially homemade frosting please post them.  I look forward to sharing my creations and trying some of yours.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Weekend!!

I can not believe that I'm beating Mrs. Ashley to this post.  She is going to say it's because she was busy with all the weekend festivities, but I'm here to tell you it's because her son turned 10, that would be TEN, or I could say a DECADE, no I think just saying 10 is good, she herself has turned OLD and SLOW!!  LOL 
I look back to the day he was born and think HE was the start of us going from Friends to Family :)  (Awwww Moment)  It is true though!!  I would like to say thanks for a GREAT weekend and I can't wait to see some Pictures!  CONRATS Kyle on making the big 1-0!! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

My Creative Time Challenge

Here is my entry for Emma's challenge. check out all the cool entries at http://www.creativetimeforme.com/
. Oh and dont you just love Laura's Post! She's awesome, and trust me, if you are into Pampered Chef, you gotta stick around she has amazing deals and cool contest, I cant wait!


My First Post!!

Well I'm excited because this is my FIRST POST!!!  Let me start off by introducing myself, I'm Laura, a PROUD member of the YAYA's  for what is goodness, 10+ years!  Man I just made myself seem old! LOL  This is my Family, my Husband Dennis and my kids Hailey and Corbin.  They are 3yr old twins and boy do I stay busy.  I try to keep myself grounded by having what I like to call "Me Time", which includes playing around with Photography, (tying to get a better shot then Ashley) lol and Selling Pampered Chef.  I love the product and what it has been able to do for me AND my family.  I cant wait, because soon I will be posting about how you can win FREE stuff and holding little competitions...Fun Fun :) 
I also want to use this blog to talk about my kids, maybe vent about my husband, and really just have Girl Time with anybody who needs it.  Our 3 families certainly have adventures and I cant wait to tell you all about them.  So until next time........

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Here is the birthday card I made for my son's 10th birthday, he wont care to much about the card, just the stuff inside! Also I have enter this in the My Pink Stampers "anything goes" contest, so keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

As promised, here is the first card i made for the anniversaries. This one was for Kimmy (had to be a cake). I used the Wild Card Cartridge for this one and some stickles. She liked it, so mission completed!

This card I made for Laura, and I didn't use my cricut for this one, which was a little odd for me. It turned out cute and she loved it all the same. Sometimes you gotta just change things up!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

What a big day we had, Kyle made safety, and i go some crafting done. Both my yaya's have thier wedding anniversary this month and I made them some cards, but I cant post them quite yet, but once they get them we will share. Have a good day!

Monday, September 13, 2010

This is a card I made for my husband on his birthday. I used the Handyman Cricut cartridge along with my gypsy to make this shape card
Here's Kimmy with her first marshmellow fondant cakes. Very messy but very yummy!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Welcome, and thanks for stopping by. We are just getting started, so bare with us. I would like to introduce us. My name is Ashley and I am the paper crafter of the bunch. Kim is our baker and Laura is photographer and our Pampered Chef consultant. We are in the Richmond, Va. area and I will get her link up soon. Thanks again and if you have any suggestions or questions our email address is yayacreations3@yahoo.com