Monday, November 28, 2011

Fun day with Savana

I spent the day trying to boost up Savana today..we did her hair, sugared and makeup and nails. I practiced what I learned from the color class my work hosted a couple of weeks ago on her color which worked like a charm!!! I forgot to get a photo of her nails but here is a before and after of her hair and makeup. It was lots of fun even though Tyson wasn't as happy about the experience as his mommy was!! haha

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Free Haircuts~~~

Tis the season for giving!!!! I am giving away free haircuts the rest of this month and through December...So if you are in the Northern Utah area and want to get a free haircut by me call me or text me to schedule...435-279-0304 I will be open from 5 to 9 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat and Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9...gonna brush up and perfect some skills!
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Makeup Makeup and more Makeup

A few of us went to a class at the MAC today and learned Arabic eyes. It was so much fun and such a great way to learn more about my most favorite addiction. As soon as I got home I had to play a bit and came up with this bit of a toned down look on Kassi. I can't wait until the next class!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween pictures

One of my goals this year was to practice and learn more theatrical makeup. I have really loved learning and playing with it. Of course for Halloween it has been a good thing to have lots of practice time!
Here are some of the things I did this week:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday's layouts

I did a layout today with pictures from the boy's photos from deer hunt. They got more pictures than deer!! haha, but then they didn't take a gun, just a camera this year and went with Uncle Bruce to help him find one.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

reflecting on the past..

Today on a scrapbook site that I love to hang out on they asked about what cars we drive and if we like them or not...It made me remember a layout that I made when I finally got my "dream car" I decided to go looking for it and here it is...haha oh my I hope that it shows that I have learned a few things since I started... I do love the layout though!~

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More Gore today...

We played with makeup again today at work. I really liked the maggots one that one of the students did....tomorrow I think we will try some "cute" makeup!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

scars burns and gore

I so love teaching this holiday season at my work... I really love the creativity that grows throughout the students and the amazing talent that comes through on the out of the box things...

This week we are learning and practicing Halloween Makeup..
Check out what we did today!!!!

Great work gals!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Josh's room pictures

Here is the pics of Josh's room so far... we are still putting the final touches of decor but the painting is finished... Jeff did awesome on the doors!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Kassi's bedroom done!

We finished off her room today and got Josh's almost done,.. here are pictures of them:

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Broken Nail..

In the studio this week we are doing halloween nails.. I taught a couple of different things today but this one is my favorite.

don't's just fake!

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

some days are just in need of...

a good cry!! Little things build up and make you feel like big things and sometimes it seems like nothing can go right at all... even though it isn't true it seems like that way sometimes...

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Painting and Staining

So we finished the kitchen floor this weekend and then we finished Kassi's bedroom today... I still have to put the circles on the white walls..but, need more paint.. so this will do for today!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Puppies got a new home.

So today was the day...both pups got their new homes today. Both are going to be here in town so that we can watch them grow up which is good...and the little male is going to be at my brother Sam's house which is really good. Mumu is wandering around wondering what she should do with herself..haha
Here is the last pictures...

Sunday, September 25, 2011


And let the fun begin.....sigh...hehe

So we have a couple of projects going on right now. We are refinishing the kitchen floor...put the last coat of varnish on tonight..did one right after church this morning and one last night. Each time you put varnish on you have to sand in between..and then of course the big sanding job with the floor sander was done yesterday afternoon. Oh looks brand spanking new and absolutely gorgeous!!! I will take pictures of it tomorrow. We have to wait 3 days before we can move anything back on though so a few more days of take out coming our way most likely.
I want to repaint the walls and the trim before the end of the month and finish off with a good deep cleaning and throwing out the old etc. I see maybe some new kitchen dishes, and utensils etc while I throw out since it has been ummm 28 years since we have had kitchen supplies. we definately need to get some new rugs which I am going to go look for tomorrow when I take the sander back to Logan.

next project is Kassi's bedroom.. we refinished the walls, patched up all the holes and went with a color scheme that matches her bedroom set. There is bright orange, which we painted one wall, bright green, which we painted the opposite wall and then blue which we will paint the trim..and white white...which we painted the other two walls, doors and ceiling. We have all the walls and ceiling done and I will do the trim tomorrow. I then want to put big colored circles on the white walls that match the decor of the bedroom set... they have stripes and circles on white of the colors.. It is turning out so freaking cute!!! I love it and so does she and oh it feels good to have fixed walls without holes in them..She has sworn to her dad not to put any more holes in the walls.

Josh's room has the color scheme picked out but not quite ready to start it.. he is a lot more daring with purple red and silver...ummmm we shall see how that goes!

I also redid Kassi's hair today and finished up a layout. so pretty good day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

My newest Favorite You Tube!

They shared this on the missionary mom mail today...perfect day to get it!


January 20, 2012 7:15 pm

Tia Ko Be, Bug!!!!!!!!!
love mom

Monday, September 19, 2011


I got some new kits this weekend and used my day off to do a few layouts... It was so fun and even though I am not up to par yet, I think I am getting there...It definately helped to have some amazing kits and templates to work with.



Sunday, September 18, 2011

scrapbook communities

I havent been on a scrapbook community for several years (since I shut down OSS) and thinking maybe I will give it a try...
I have a couple of sites that I stalk a few of my favorite designers and think that maybe I will check them out. Right now I have only been doing digi layouts except for teaching my AAM layouts at the school...sooo...

What are your favorite places everyone... where is a good and safe place to hang and get some fun challenges and learn new tricks from...I am rusty of course so will need lots of support hahaha!!!

Sunday, September 04, 2011


After getting home from church today I looked at my email and had the following message from Sister Hartman.. I hope someday I can meet this couple in person..what amazing people they are.

Dear Tracy - I am so glad you enjoyed the video postcard. Your son was even better than you described. He is absolutely delightful. His personality and his smile are so contagious. We were able to spend a couple of days with them and it was wonderful. You can be very proud of your son and the work he is doing. He is so positive and happy, we really enjoyed him. He and Elder Slater picked us up several times, we had dinner with them one night and they even accompanied us to the airport. My husband was able to spend more time with him and said "Elder Madsen has an amazing heart and a bright future ahead of him."

I did do the kissing hand - he blushed and laughed but I could tell he was very touched - and knew just what it meant. He loves you and couldn't say enough about you and his family.

We had such an incredible trip - truly a memory that we will never forget. The people were so wonderful and kind. (Your son translated for us several times and did a great job with the language as well.) I am so happy we had the opportunity to meet him. I will be posting some pictures sometime this weekend on our blog - if you would like to see them.

Have a great day - know that your son is safe, happy and doing a great job serving his Heavenly Father.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Huge Surprise from Bug!

One of the most amazing couple missionaries, that I follow here on blog world are the Hartman's. They are the blog link called "Our Soul Safari" Elder Hartman wrote the book "The Color Code" and I am a huge fan. I read on their blog last week that they were going to be meeting up with the mission president in Madagascar and posted how excited I was that they would be meeting my son Bug. Sister Hartman wrote an email to me asking me if I would like them to share anything with Bug when they met him this week. I will post about that later after I hear all the mushy details. Long story short..when I came home from work today I was stunned and so excited to recieve this in my email from Sister Hartman.. It is my birthday this weekend and there is nothing that could have been a better present! Thank you for being such kind and considerate people and for absolutely making my whole day!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Another Layout today

I have been playing with this one all afternoon...I think it is done.. haha
Bug absolutely loves the lemurs in Madagascar and has sent a few pics home... these were the last set of pics..aparently they are pretty friendly!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another layout for Bug

I am being productive today!~! Here is another layout for Bug's mission book
Tia Ko Be Bug

Baobab Trees layout

One of the things that Bug was looking forward to seeing while on his mission was the Baobab trees that are so famous for Madagascar and he finally got to see them this last trip he was on. He sent pictures and I couldn't help but to document it for his book.
Tia Ko Be Bug,

Friday, August 26, 2011

7th Grade

Finished a layout I started the other day for Kassi and her new school clothes and style! Luv ya Kassi

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Finally a letter from Bug!!

Omg...this has been the longest 2 weeks ever...not hearing from Bug is like having my arm cut off!!! hahaha

It was so so worth it though, he just sent home the most amazing letters ever... I am so blessed to have such an amazing son...and feel so unworthy to have him.

you can read his letters on his blog:

Monday, August 22, 2011

School Shopping

I love school shopping....I love to be able to see the kids all dressed up in fun new outfits with a hope of new beginnings so to speak on their faces...I have always been a dork about it and loved watching the kids do a "fashion show" showing off all the new styles they had for the year. This year Kassi has definately spirited a new fashion and showing off her spunky personality. I loved it...I am going to do a scrapbook page today showing off all her new outfits but, here is a couple of my favorites..
Josh won't show off his new clothes but has surprised me this year with a definite new style sporting anything with the color purple!! He also "had to have" this fun new leather jacket! And, yes, we finally found shoes...size 14 is tough to find in a style a 14 year old likes...of course they sport the color purple as well!