I’ve answered the question, “why did you stay” plenty of times. No one ever asks how this happened though. I cannot think of one time when someone asked me how I found myself in that position. There isn’t a simple answer to that question. It kind of sneaks up on you. You don’t wake up… Continue reading How did this happen?
I called 911 once. I was pregnant with B, and D was probably about 8 months old. Once again, an argument had escalated. It ended up with me laying on the bed, D crying in the other room, and him choking me. I remember the feeling, not being able to get any air, thinking that… Continue reading 911 what's your emergency?
Check out the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s Million Voices Campagin… Can you lend your voice?
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, here are some statistics from the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s website. Please visit for more information, and to see how you can help, or get help. Please remember, it can happen to anyone… The Harris Poll 2006 Approximately 8 in 10 (79%) respondents recall “seeing or hearing something”… Continue reading October
I am a survivor of domestic violence. I was a battered woman. I survived, but more than that, I have thrived, in spite of, and possibly in some ways because of what I went through. Those are such hard things to say out loud, yet I have to. I need to give them voice, to… Continue reading Out Loud
Wow, I’ve just discovered Twitter, and I’m hooked! If you’ve never been there, you’ve got to go check it out, http://www.twitter.com and if you’re a mom and you like it, then go check out http://www.twittermoms.com I’m telling you, be prepared to be addicted though. If you sign up, make sure you follow me, and I’ll… Continue reading Twitter
I made this adorable card today using the retired set, Oh So Sweet! It uses Real Red, Whisper White and Garden Green cardstock and ink plus Chocolate Chip ink. I used the new 1-3/4″ Punch, the Scallop Circle Punch, the 1-3/8″ Punch and the 1-1/4″ Punch for the sentiment. I used the new Scallop Edge… Continue reading Chocolate
I made this card today, using the set Full of Life (111500), Always Artichoke cardstock, Elegant Eggplant Ink, and some gorgeous fall paper I got from the Dollar Spot at Target! The ribbon is a moss colored satin ribbon, it came in one of my ribbon club assortments from http://www.reasonableribbon.com. Enjoy, and don’t get so… Continue reading What Happens
Wow! It’s crazy around here, and yet, I still find myself getting bored during the day. Hopefully that will end now that my stampin’ slump is over, or appears to be for now anyway. Don’t know what I mean? Head over to http://www.stampinprincess.com and see then! Now that I’ve shamelessly promoted my other blog, let… Continue reading Busy busy busy…
I’m on a roll today! This card was created using the retired set Wonderful Wings and the Tres Chic Background Stamp (109258). It uses Really Rust and Whisper White card stock, and was watercolored using Really Rust and Pumpkin Pie classic ink. I love the simplicity of this card, but it’s beautiful too. 🙂