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10 Jul 2010

Froggy Foo Foo plus another giveaway

It's my turn over at Froggy Foo Foo. I know its called Banana Frog but when I'm tidying up my room, I sometimes have to lift my box of stamps from the collection Bev gave me and I say "Excuse Froggy Foo Foo's whilst I dust under your butt". I talk to all my supplies and I know it makes them happy. You know, if you love them, they love you right back (except glossy accents. That little sod jams up with glue all the time and no matter how much I try not to curse, I'm sure it reads my mind and clogs up anyway).

So I made this but to see how I made it - go on over to Froggy Foo Foo's to see how it came together

And these are my kids from tonight. My sweet Belle. At 14 you would think she would be hanging around with a bunch of friends talking about boys and the drama of student life. You would think the highlight of her weekend would be to go to town to buy the latest fashion tends, topping up her mobile phone and giggling at any old thing. But No. My girl thinks the best thing to happen, after school is out, is to go to Pets at Home to be thrilled by which ever animal is the cutest. **sigh, you just can't mold kids, can you? You just have to let them be who they want to be. And that's OK, isn't it?**

Not a cute animal, Ellie. Bearded dragons is ugly.

This is the boy when he senses that the girls of the house are going out. He looks in disbelief that we should ever have the decency to leave him

And gives the puppy eyed look to make us feel really bad.

Which I do, for about 5 seconds. mwahahahahahaha.

Midnight Rooster Giveaway:
Oh my blog is full of giveaways, but do I hear anyone complain? NO! You can win this mini kit here
Crate paper - Paper Doll, Katie
American Crafts - Dear Lizzy, Lazy Ladybug
American Crafts - Dear Lizzy, Sunny Spot
Jillibean Soup - Egg Drop Soup, egg yolk
Stamp - Purple Onion Designs
Fabric - 6x11
Lace Ribbon - 1 yard
Label Stickers - Jenni Bowlin
Mini Mark Rub--on's - American Crafts

To win all you have to do is tell me your favourite quote.
Winner will be drawn Sunday night

**You can also leave a comment for yesterdays post for a chance to win £80 worth of Aquamarkers from Letraset. Ill draw a name on Sunday night for that too.**


S said...

Love the puppy's expression in the last photo. :)

em said...

Dude. Did you just post this? Isn't it like three a.m. where you are? You're crazy. (Said in my best Frank from Old School voice. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, just ignore me.)

Vera said...

Favorite quote...hmm, I'm stumped. That's vacation brain for you. I'm a die hard Grey's Anatomy fan so I say "seriously" a lot. Does that count?!??!

Elsina said...

"Ad eundum quo nemo ante iit" - To boldly go where no man has gone before.

Julie Bonner said...

Mine is from Emily Dickinson - "Hope is a thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all."

Hannah said...

oh, goodness. Such lovely things. I've LOVE to get my hands on that paper.

Thanks for the chance!

Katy said...

Yay chick loving the tag and a wicked giveaway. My fav quote ever is

"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile"

This gets me every time.

Much Love Katy xx

Sue said...

Love your photos. Your dog is just adorable.

My favourite quote is:

Believe in yourself and be prepared to be amazed.

elliesmum said...

Love your photos, also love this quote, it is so true!

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Julie M said...

Lovely papers, mmmmmm, I'm not good at remembering quotes, but I love Mae West. "A man in the house is worth two in the street", "His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork"!! Not so inspirational, but funny!

Julie :o)

DGgirl said...

Favourite quote - a lot to choose from but this one is just for you!!!

•Be kind, Remember everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. T.H.Thompson

Right - off to catch up with the rest of your posts now. Loving the blonde hair by the way - definitely YOU!!!!


DGgirl said...

Favourite quote - a lot to choose from but this one is just for you!!!

•Be kind, Remember everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. T.H.Thompson

Right - off to catch up with the rest of your posts now. Loving the blonde hair by the way - definitely YOU!!!!


Sue said...

I LOVE Quotes :) one of my fav film quote ATM is from 27 dresses " I feel like i just found out my fav love song was written about a sandwich!" There is a quote on my desk at work that says " hand over the chocolate and no one will get hurt!" :)

Boo said...

I read The Ragman's Son, Kirk Douglas's autobiography (1988) and this always stayed in my mind even until this day.

“You don’t owe me anything. I’ve been helped by others, and I pass it on to you. Now you owe it to someone else.”

Boo said...

I read The Ragman's Son, Kirk Douglas's autobiography (1988) and this always stayed in my mind even until this day.

“You don’t owe me anything. I’ve been helped by others, and I pass it on to you. Now you owe it to someone else.”

Just_a_bean said...

John Wooden has some cracking quotes (US Basketball coach), but my favourite is:
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Soooo true!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Kirsty

Being a dog owner myself I know that feeling of guilt when you have to leave them - it is horrible........

My fave quote is "Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today..."


Colette said...

I would so love to get my hands on this kit. One of my favourite quotes is from the master of one liners in my opinion, Oscar Wilde and it is;

'I can resist everything except temptation'.

Thanks Colette.

Auntie Vixie said...

Ooooh all these lovely goodies !!!

here is one of my favs...

Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?

Vix x

Evonne said...

I love the tag Kirsty!
My favourite quote is "Whether you believe you can, or cannot, you are right".
I don't know where it comes from, but I quote it to my kids any time they complain that they will fail at something before they've even tried it.

patriziawithaz said...

I love quotes that make me smile or better still,laugh. I love this one : Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts. ~Author Unknown

JO SOWERBY said...

my favourite quote is ''friends are the family you choose for yourself''
Jo xxx

Zarah said...

ROFL! Well, other people talk to their plants, right? Only makes sense to talk to the scrap stash too. *nod nod*

Fave quote... Whoa - tricky! I'm a quotoholic - but one of the most fave ones I have is by Gandhi:
"BE the change you wish to see in the world!"

...mostly because I think it's very important to follow that advice - and he was a rockin' guy! :D

Boo said...

"Our children are nothing less than our hearts walking on earth". :D

Kate said...

Ooh do I have to pick just one :-/

Here are my fave 2 at the moment (but they change regularly)
And funny enough they're all about dogs LOL

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. ~Author Unknown

“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.”- Samuel Butler

And this one is just for you

“Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.” - Frances Thompson

Anonymous said...

Another great giveaway, thanks Kirsty. One of my fav quotes is "If life gives you lemons - make lemonade".
Have a great weekend.

ruth said...

I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in truth.

Kirsteen said...

A favourite quote - he touched the butt - from Finding Nemo :) xx

Machin Stamps said...

Oooo you are spoiling us.

Mine isn't a quote but a line from a Jethro Tull song and for me brings back the memory of childhood days in the Kent countryside.

'Poppies red and roses filled with summer rain' from Songs From The Wood

Anne E said...

If at first you do suceed try not to look astonished.

greyparrot said...

Bearded dragons are lovely! Honest! Me and Mart bought two teeny baby ones and they were so sweet! They would sit on my shoulder tucked under my hair :)

Kate said...

My fav has always been 'a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step'

** Kate **

Very Annie Mary said...

Depends on my focus! If I'm looking at Bruce Willis (my dog) then I like
"My name's No, No Bad Dog. What's yours?"

If I'm looking at my daughters then it has to be Elenor Roosevelt who said " Well behaved women rarely make history." You would think she had actually met my girls....

Michelle said...

My fav quote is one I keep in my mind every day as there is no way I would have thought my life would have taken the routes it has up till now. It rougly goes like this ----

"Live the life you have been given and not the one you planned.

Alana said...

That dog is so darn cute! I love seeing pics of him.
My fav. quote is:

Every day is a beautiful day except somedays we are beneath the clouds.

Hope you have a lovely sunny day today!

Wrightboysmum said...

More great giveaways yumm.
My fav quote just now is by Clarence Budington Kelland and says
"He didn't tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it". I've used it on a LO as well as it was so apt for the photo.

Just call me G said...

My all time fav quote is

Ignoring your conscienece allows you to justify anything. (one I keep in mind when people do bad things, they must be good at ignoring their conscience)

love quotes..
God made the world round so it wouldnt have any sides.

we would appreciate our lives more if the starving got as much publicity as the rich.

why let harsh words use your tongue?

Anonymous said...

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"....less of a quote and more like my mantra....
loving the hair,back-to-the-blondie babe...suits you,missus!
Love to the curlygirl
Lulubelle x

Louise said...

at the moment mine would have to be

"whats occuring" !!

pollypurplehorse said...

I guess one of the things i've always tried to live by is the 'Live and Let Live' motto

Now if you're talking bout crazy song lyrics then it has to 'I was hiding in a room in my mind' :-D

Lynz said...

It is definitely okay to let your girl dance to the beat of her own drum!! I do it every day!

Now, quotes. I can't narrow it down so have three!

"everyone is guilty of the good they didn't do." Camus

"going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car." Unknown.

"be good to yourself coz nobody else has the power to make you happy." George Michael

Sarah Mullanix said...

My fav quote isn't really a quote, it's from a George Strait song, it goes something like "I ain't never seen a hearse with a luggage rack" I just love that!! :)

angie's blogspot said...

You've gotta be in it to win it lol! x

angie's blogspot said...

oh, and my friends fave quote, 'there's no pockets in a shroud' she's very strange lol

Sharon said...

Lovely giveaways again.... My favourite quote is one I think of when I look at my daughter... "Life is your canvas and only you can paint it...." Don't know who wrote it but I love it. XX

Jane said...

My fave quote is from Milotn Berle:

"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?"

SOOO true!


scrappyjen said...

I found this recently on shimelle's blog ... "you, whose day it is, get out your rainbow colours and make it fabulous!" I love it!

scrappyjen said...

I also like this one... "nobody on their death bed ever says 'i wish I had spent more time in the office'" so true.

Nikki said...

i plan to live forever...... or die trying.....

Nikki x

susie f said...

Can I please leave my two favs.....
'Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world' and the one that makes me cry with laughter from Johnny Craddock, 'I hope all your pancakes taste like Fannies'....oh it's gets me every time!!!!
mwah x

Heather said...

my fave quote/saying is
" life's a bitch.... and then you die!!"
How could you walk away from those gorgeous doggy eyes?? He is so cute :)

Brittney said...

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly"

Jenny said...

"Never look back unless you can laugh, never look forward unless you can dream".

Fiona said...

Oh yes, Glossy Accents is a bugger!
My fave quote is "Dull women have immaculate homes"

Sue Ramsay said...

Gosh them, love the one 'Reach for the moon, the least you will catch is a star'
I have a picture I bought in America many years ago that read 'You cant scare me - I have children'.
I could go on for ages on this theme lol.
Jordans wanted a dog like Eddie for years, he reckons the stretch version would make a brilliant draught excluder in his bedroom..........can you tell he's my son????? x

Karen said...

My fav quite - easy 'The only difference between men and boys is the price they pay for toys!'

Cyndi Budhi said...

Oh, how fun, I love give favorite quote is probably one that was just recently shared withe me. and that is:
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."
~ Aaron Sussman

Lin said...

Sweet, sweet pup! I grew up with dachsies and have a soft spot for them! One of my favorite quotes is "Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be". Sorry, don't know its source.
Thanks for the chance to win this minikit!

sharon said...

Hi Kirsty

I have two, well one and a line from Mr Robbie Williams...

From Morning Sun:
The Morning brings a mystery, the evening makes it history.

(Wouldn't life be simple to live each day like that, anticipating the day and putting it all behind you or cherishing the memory at the end of the day)

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Thanks Kirsty

lynmcf said...

I keep a pearl headed pin on my desk especially for unclogging glossy accents and diamond glaze ... ooohhh that could be my quote ... or ....

I saw this on someones blog yesterday: We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

- Sam Keen, from To Love and Be Loved

Andrea said...

My fav quote is from Peter Pan,

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies."

Gemma said...

My favourite has always been: The best and most beautiful thingsin the world cannot be seen or touched. They must be felt with the heart" - Helen Keller

DeniseB said...

Favorite quote....
Just because they make spandex pants in your size doesn't mean you have to wear them.
Love the July kit! Looks like fun! Thanks for a chance to win!

Rosie (Freycob) said...

My favourite saying?

We worry about what a child will become tomorrow...
Yet we forget that he is someone today.
-Stacia Tauscher

As a parent, that is so true


cathy jane said...

hello kirsty I seem to have stopped lurking:-) My most loved quote is the one my dad used to say to me's 'many a mickle makes a muckle'and means a lot of little pennies will add up to some pounds...but oh how those ickle mickles trickle away..Perhaps I'll win a freebioe today. Actually looking at it now Im thinking he maybe made it up for fun. Maybe someone else has heard of it email cathy at

Heather said...

'Never argue with an idiot, they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience' - my fave quote. Mwah :)

Clare said...

Hi Kirsty - what a fab giveaway.

Favourite quote for me has got to be:
"Those who are late, are far more jollier than those who are waiting".

Clare xx

clare said...

Hi Kirsty - what a fab giveaway.

Favourite quote for me has got to be:
"Those who are late, are far more jollier than those who are waiting".

Clare xx

gingerLJ said...

"He's mad...He's MAD! He's madder than "Mad Jack" McMadd the winner of last year's "Mr. Madman" competition. " (from Blackadder of course)
Or something more serious, when thinking about my boy starting school in September "A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit." Francois Rabelais.

That second picture made me want to put him in my pocket! xx

Jennifer Hansen said...

You get what you get and you don't throw a fit! My son learned this in preschool, but I think applies to some adults too :-)

jlh774 at gmail dot com

Annette said...

I think the following is my fav quote - it's from Dorothy Parker.

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

Thanks for sharing the shop with us - would love to visit one day