Friday, April 15, 2022

This One Time... HI

Hello Friends! I hope you're doing well. I've decided once again to give this whole blogging thing a go in hopes that I'll be able to keep up on our stories and my brain swirls in the place it all started here years ago. I realize that I'm talking like I have an audience when in reality I wonder how many actually still read blogs and not just use the social media apps on their phones. To be honest I miss the old days and really understand what my elders were talking about all those years growing up. 

Anywho IF you are reading this HI! I'll update you slowly on all the things Koeppen Family slowly- Dude there has been so much that has happened since the last real sharing on this blog but here is a really fast share of a few things. This one time... 

August 30, 2021 Mr.K and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary. We've been thru hell and back many times but here we are holding hands and loving each more than we thought possible 20 years ago. And we are totally high fiving and proud that despite all the neagtive nellies telling us we'll never make it and the odds were stacked against us we made it and look forward to the future. 

I now have 2 adult children- I still don't feel old enough to have adult children but my momma souveniers will tell you otherwise because all 3 have left me with some awesomeness that will never let me forget i carried and birthed them. 
Speaking of 3 kids we have only have 1 child left in K12 and she's a sophmore. 

We have a small herd of quarter horses that I absolutely love. I sustained a pretty bad injury last year but I'm here and can't wait to jump back in the saddle again-currently mother nature has other plans and Michigan is shitastic weather wise. 

I have a gig that I love and it's taken me to so many new places where I've met lots of new friends! Next week I'm off on an adventure with My Dora-my soul sister. We're headed to DC so if you have tips or must do/sees please share with me. 

oh i have so much to share and so many to introduce y'all but for now I have to run to get ready for Friday Night Lights at the softball field watching my favorite catcher AEK. Have a Fantastic Friday! ~MK

Friday, October 26, 2018

So much to share like teens, horses, dogs, creations, simply MK everyday stuff. Some funny, some sad, and a whole lotta real!!Check back for new posts very soon!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

18 Months is Too Long

It's been 18 months since the last update on this blog and that's way too long my friends! Today I'm clearing out the cobwebs and blowing off the dust. I want to get back to blogging to share our life, to document the memories for the fab 5, I want to share this change in life and the bumps along the way, I want to share my passions and loves again, this journey with teens and puberty, I want to share this country life we love, My bucket list and the checking off of that list, the ups and down and the fun, I want to share the amazing animals that have healed this girls soul, I want to educate and make a difference for Mav, I want to share this life with Autism and how amazing this child of mine is, I want to show you fabulous photos, share recipes, maybe a few scrapbook pages too, I want to connect with old friends and make new, I want to share it all, and I want to get back to "that Mandy" again. I miss her. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

4 months where did the time go?

Hey all! wanted to drop by to see just how much dust and cobwebs had gathered here on the ol blog. Boy was I surprised.
During the summer life kinda changed for me(personal stuff) and then it became fall and the start of winter and well I haven't been all inspired to share so as you may know the blog(if anyone is reading this), Facebook, and instagram went silent on my end. I'm sorry for that but life isn't all rainbows and unicorn or even a unicorn fart, you or at least I keep a bit more to myself I'm not a sharer sharer of all things in my life it's just not me.
Why not still share your work?you might be asking. Well, I just didn't feel like it. Could it hurt my designer position in the scrapping world? Honesty..Yes, probably and  if it does it will be ok. I actually thought about dropping out of this industry it was tossed around a few times. For now I am sticking around.
A few weeks ago while chatting with a friend she told me that I need to share, I need to seek out, make an effort. Right now I will just say uh huh and still be the same ol Mandy.
 I'll share my work here and there and make an effort to update the dust here and there more-instagram and the blog.  so for now here a few things from the past months.


Monday, August 18, 2014

New Projects

Hey! it's been crazy around here again. summer is coming to an end and we have so much going on so it seems there is not enough time in the day. Thought I would take a couple minutes to share a few projects I've created in the last couple weeks.
created with the hip kit club august kit

created with the hit kit club august kit

created with the hip kit club august kit

created with the hip kit club july kit 

created with October Afternoon Public Library 

Created with Chic Tags

Created with hip kit club august kit

created with Jillibean Soup Products

Created with all Jillibean Soup Products 

Thanks For stopping by! MK

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Therm O Web Tuesday

Today I have a couple project created with Therm O Web and Fancy Pants to share with y'all
Our team did a crossover promo with the Fancy Pants team and I was able to work with the "Be Different" Collection it's so CUTE! Loved working with it. Here are 3 cards I created. I have lots leftover that I planned to created a layout or 2 this week but somehow time ran out and they didn't come together maybe next week. any who here are the cards.

Thanks for stopping by! Have great day! MK

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hey Hipsters

Hey y'all just taking a minute to share my latest Hip Kit club July creations. Enjoy and thanks for taking a peek.

And a sneak of what's coming…


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

July Guest Designer for Gossamer Blue

You can see the July Guest Designer posts on the Gossamer Blue Blog(PART 1 & PART2) featuring my layouts and answers to the questions they asked me. You just might find those answers interesting, after rereading them posted on the blog I found it interesting how open i was so head over and read all about it. 

Have a great day! ~MK

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mo Kisses on Monday

Today I'm sharing my latest projects created with the June Hip Kit Club kits. You can read more about my post HERE.

Loved the bits and pieces from this kit but I really loved the papers especially this Webster's Pages but I really wasn't sure how to use it til I started creating this page and that's when it all fell into place.

Just another simple and quick Mandy card. 

Thanks for stopping by! MK

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

This One Time... HI

Hello Friends! I hope you're doing well. I've decided once again to give this whole blogging thing a go in hopes that I'll ...