Saturday, March 14, 2015

Shaker card video!

I gotta get better at posting on my blog.
So, I've figured out how to FINALLY make the how-to tutorial videos like I've wanted to.
Problem is, YouTube is only allowing me videos that are "so long" right now.
I suppose, after so many posted, you 'earn' more minutes, but right now, I'm supposed to keep them under 10 minutes.
So, with that being said, here's a shaker card!
I hope that anyone that reads this, also enjoys the video!
Thanks and aloha!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

New YouTube videos

omygosh ... 

So, I've decided to keep up with my blog. It's been a LONG while, but I've missed it!! 

With new starts, comes new stuff! 

I have started to follow in the trend of YouTube videos, and creating my own how-to's! 

To start, here is a link to my very first how-to tutorial.. making my paper roses! 
Tara's Paper Roses!

This post is short and sweet, but stay tuned!
Another video is coming soon, and it's a Christmas card! 

Aloha, everyone! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Wow, we're all grown up!

I need to pass this on..

Friends from school, some we're never close to, but thanks to Facebook, we're all living one big reuinion again!
It still fascinates me to see how all us 'kids' grew up & went down different paths in our lives. One path in particular tugs at me..
My Friend, Tanna, and their adoption journey.
This gets to me because my own husband is adopted.. I am grateful for the life his birth mother gave him, and planned for him to grow up in to.
God bless birth momma's, and momma's that grew their babies in their hearts instead of their bellies.

If you'd like to take a minute, and read their story, here is the link ::
Roush Road to China

Monday, December 31, 2012

Christmas 2012 ... Home!

"I'll be home for Christmas" had a whole new meaning this year!
We figured we'd go home for the holidays since it'll be a long while before we're home for anything again!

It was a nice visit! We found out that my brother in law & his wife are having their FIRST baby in August! YAYYYY!! And, my brother & his wife are having another wittle bebe boy!! EEEeeee! I am one VERY blessed aunt!
We also got to meet our niece for the first time... she's only 17mo... sheesh. She was a preemie like our own boogers. She is SO cute, and OH, so sweet! I love babies! I love them more so now that I can love 'em up, spoil them rotten, and SEND THEM BACK TO MOMMY & DADDY! woohoo!
that's a pretty cool feeling!

Here are some pics of our trip.. I wishe we had gotten more, but time was limited, and honestly, we just plain forgot..

Schroeder Family Christmas! I'm standing next to the bald boss man wayyyy in the back! 

4 Generations. My grammie, my momma, my Emily, and me.... (fat girrrrrl!)

Santa was good to the kids! As usual!

My monsters with my nephew, Tyson. LOVE that boy! 

They're so cute...

Lastly, but sure not least... a video of my oldest child 'playing' my mother's new digital piano. Super cool piano, btw. 
Tell me that kid isn't some kind of hilarious...?

Saturday, December 29, 2012


That's an old inside joke between cousins.
moving on..

My oldest 'baby' is 12.. TWELVE. Who allowed this? WHO BLINKED?!
I swear, this kid is some kind of amazing.
He plays the trumpet in 6th grade band.
He does his best in school, and does anything to please his teachers.
He is kind to everyone, and prays for those that dislike him.
He has a cool sense of humor.
He loves his dog more than anything.
He loves his Xbox & Wii games.
An all-American kid.
My Jayjub. My JT.
Happy Birthday, baby boy! I hope your $95 dinner, and embarassment at the restaurant was fun for you, as much as it was a blast for us!!

Burfday boy eating his ribs!

Only girl eating HER ribs..

Oh, and here's a video of the embarassment at dinner. heh. We're such cool parents.