May 29, 2009

Blog Candy

Here are some "Candy" for you to win ... good luck

May 27, 2009

Crafting Life's Pieces blog

This is Chelsea and she's a multi-layered kind of should see her detailing!!! WOW!!! Chelsea's blog is Crafting Life's Pieces...she also sells her crafts online. Just click on her picture and it will take to "all about me"...

To see her projects click here: CLICK

papirhobby blog

Ann-Katrin is from Norway...and loves to papercraft! To view her site just click on the cute scrapbook layout she made.

Through Emily's Eyes blog

Emily is from St Louis, Missouri. She has a cool blog site and she also takes the cutest pictures of kids! Her guardian angel is my grandmother...and she made this fun scrapbook page honoring her.

Emily's philosophy is:

Be Who You are

“Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don't matter and
those who matter don't mind.”
~ Dr. Seuss

Hege-Annie's Paper {HE}ART blog

Hege-Annie Simonsen lives in Tromsø, in the northern part of Norway. I saw her philosophy and was immediately intrigued! The blog does have some descriptions in English - so take a chance and look.

This is what Hege-Annie has to say:

The greatest creations are those that as you create them,

you get lost in your thoughts,
and by the time you're tired of thinking,
you're holding in your hands, something - from deep within...

Memorial Day Blog Hop

I know I'm a little behind but...
The bloghop began on Saturday May 23rd.
Just Click on the above "Get Inspired!" icon.

May 26, 2009

Michelle's Baby Shower

This is a cute photo of Michelle when she was a baby. I used it at her baby shower. I decorated a big clip and used it as a photo holder...these were also given to guests as a favor. I also decorated the red bag with a cute penguin stamp...Michelle loves penguins. Her baby shower theme was Christmas.
Here are all the party favors... Christmas pencils, handmade paper baby shoes, photo clip holder, and bears! If you "click" on the photo you can see a larger picture.
Table decorations being shown off by Michelle's Aunts... Janice and Jeanette.

My mom and niece, Justine, came down from Clintonville, WI to help me with the shower. Thank God for their help!!! I don't think I could have done it all by myself. Mom did the food and Justine did what ever I needed her to do.

May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

For most, “Memorial Day” means “Fun Three-Day Weekend.” But the true meaning of Memorial Day goes much deeper. It is a somber day of REMEMBERANCE for the men and women who have died for our country.

For my family it means taking time out to remember those who fought for our freedom...and for those who died doing so. Every year - since I married into the Kahl Family - we go to Hanover, Illinois to partake in their Memorial Day ceremony.

Sometimes it saddens me that most people don't know proper patriotic etiquette! They don't remember out country's anthem: "The Star-Spangled Banner" either. I love hearing the local high school band playing Taps and the Star-Spangled Banner. The only thing missing was a bagpipe. I love bagpipe music...LOL.

After the ceremony we all join come together at the VFW hall and have a potluck luncheon.

Memorial Day in Hanover, Illinois
Has become a Kahl Family Tradition.

Jim's dad is a member of the VFW - a veteran of WWII.
Miles Kahl

The VFW and Lady's Auxiliary
Always do a great job!

Please consider joining us next year!

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony

This ceremony is a very moving tribute to the men and women who gave their lives in military service for the United States. One hundred and forty two years ago, President Abraham Lincoln gave a short speech at the dedication of the cemetery at Gettysburg. It was at the site of the great battle of the Civil War. President Lincoln said that day the world could never forget what those soldiers sacrificed for that time. If you go to Gettysburg today, you'll see reminders of those soldiers carved in massive stone monuments. Just like you'll see monuments to other soldiers and other wars if you have the time and inclination to travel around the country looking for them Our Memorial Day tribute is not carved in stone, nor cast in bronze, nor fashioned from steel and concrete. Our tribute is crafted in flesh and blood-–spoken in memory of the heros who gave their lives in defense of America. America is the greatest nation in the world. What makes America great are the freedoms we enjoy: Freedom of speech and religion; Freedom of individual citizens to bear arms; freedom from unreasonable searches; due process of law. These are natural rights given by God Almighty, and recorded in the Constitutions of the United States of America. Freedom never comes cheap. Every generation of Americans has seen its freedoms threatened. Every generation has responded, when necessary on the battlefield. We will have veterans at our Memorial Day ceremony who fought alongside the soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom in far flung places in the Pacific, Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Middle East, Afghanistan, and Iraq. We will remember also the soldiers who died before those of us alive today were born--in places like Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, Cuba and France. Some of our country's soldiers lie in new graves–our memories of them are fresh-–painful and raw. Our memories of the lives and faces of other soldiers who died long ago in far away places grow faint. Some are forgotten altogether except where their names are carved in marble or granite. Sometimes those names are carved in grand memorials; sometimes they're scratched in lonely tombstones in thousands of cemeteries in this country and abroad. Those of us who gather on Memorial Day will be few in number; but will be firm in resolve. We will never forget the legacy of freedom which we enjoy only because of those who paid for it with their lives. We will neither forget nor take for granted a single human life, laid down for our freedom We will never surrender the freedom which was defended by so many at such a cost!

May 21, 2009

Louis Andrew Korbisch III

Andrew and I got to spend a lot of time together recently. I spent a week and a half at Michelle's. She had endometriosis surgery. She had this same surgery just before she got pregnant with Andrew. Glad to say the surgery went well and we hope that her pain will lessen. Andrew is 5 months now and he is starting to eat solids. He is easily distracted so a lot of food ends up on his face. LOL. He is a good baby... fun!!! I forgot how much work goes into taking care of a baby. But it is all worth it. I love to hear him laugh - it makes my heart soar. He is my little Gerber Baby!

As you can see he still has blue eyes; they still can change to brown. O
nly time will tell.

Poor Andrew had his fir
st ear infection while I was up there. The doctor put him on antibiotic amoxicillin and baby Tylenol (he had a fever too)...he is also teething.

Michelle is a Packer Fan...then so is Andrew!

May 12, 2009

Kindred Spirit Kards...this is my special friend's site.
She makes beautiful cards for all her family and friends.
Jeannie also sells her cards.

Kindred Spririt Kardmakers Gathering
Lauri, Susie, LouAnn, Pat, Jeannie, Connie, Pam, and Markayla
I'm in the back row wearing red.

January 2011

Jeannie Has A New Website:
Creative Connections!

Also on Facebook

Please take time to visit it.

May 6, 2009

Dance - Music - TV

At it again ... got to the the Arts...

My YouTube ... HERE!

"Every fear is a crime against My Love.
Practice saying "All is well."
Say it until you believe it. Know it."


You know I like to search around YouTube for inspiration!

I thought it would be great to see if they had some "shows" illustrating how to make food...especially those that I haven't played around with yet. I started with "grilling" meat and vegetables.

If you like to see what I've been looking at HERE it is. I'll be adding to this on and off. Enjoy!

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.

May 1, 2009


I remember when I was young. At school we would make paper "baskets" to hold flowers...we would give them to our Moms or to a neighbor.

When given to the neighbor we would put hang the basket on the door handle...knock or ring the door bell...and then run away so they wouldn't know who put it there. See this blog for a cute idea to do...HERE.

I also remember in Gym class - perhaps 1st-3rd grade - we learned how to dance the Maypole...then we would go outside [weather permitting] and actually dance the Maypole. It was fun to do something different for Gym and it made the day special. I don't believe the school does this anymore. I wonder why?
Do you remember doing anything for May Day?

''You must wake and call me early, call me early, Mother dear;
Tomorrow 'll be the happiest day of all the glad new year.''

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