Surprise! It’s 2015 and I’m Posting

Wow, this little place on the internet sure is dusty. I thought I had completely given it up, left it behind and considered it dead.

At Christmas time I logged in to my Paypal account to send some money and low and behold I had actually had a few template purchases. {Thank you my dear faithful digi scrappers!!} It was a total surprise, you see, because I hadn’t received any email notifications from my Mandagirl account since the summer. I thought it was nothing but cobwebs over here. I could hardly believe that there had been some activity when I had been so neglectful. Maybe I can keep my domain name after all. Yea!! Happy dance.

Today I logged on to fix my mandagirl email account and it looks like everything is in working order. It’s been so long that I had to look up passwords and user names and long forgotten cpanel addresses. In fact, I’ve never learned to use cpanel very well. It scares me. But my email should be fixed and I apologize if you ever tried to contact me and all you got was crickets. (Although I do doubt that anyone tried… He he.

30 November 2

Once I found out I had some activity I had to make a decision. It would be sad to shut the whole thing down when a few of you still can use some templates. Hum…What to do now?

I knew I wanted to do one thing… and I was going to do this even if I shut things down. I wanted to make some blog books of all my posts since the beginning of life here at Mandagirl. In January I did a little research and found the easiest quickest way to print my blog. I had 7 years worth of blogging to print so I didn’t want to spend any time sorting or arranging post. I just wanted to hit print and be done… and I did.


Ya, I wasn’t very creative with my titles.

I used and it was super easy. The covers aren’t so great but I can’t complain. The price is great. All I wanted was a hard copy. I kept the price cheap by printing in black and white but that’s okay because I have my pretty, colorful scrapbooks for enjoying pictures.


Once my books came in the mail it was so much fun to flip through and see the posts and pictures from over the years. They really are journals of sorts. It brought back a teeny tiny blog spark of love in my heart. It’s now going to be even harder to quit blogging all together. Look at all this wonderful history… even if it is just for me.


Another month and half has gone by and there has been this little voice in my head saying I should get on and blog. Bring this sucker back to life. But why… what is there to write about it… Oh yea, for history sake. Because I do love scrapbooking and sharing. Because I like to share our wild adventures. Oh ya, and my mom likes to see pictures of my kiddos.

28 Oct Idaho

Is that reason enough?

I have picked up scrapbooking again but I’m so far behind that I’m in boring mode. Make some squares, load them with pictures, save and move on. Seriously, there is no creativity going on here.

27 play and millcreek

Get. As. Many. Photos. On. The. Page. As. Possible!

25 Sept pics 3

But I am getting pages done. Whoo hoo.

22 first day aug 2

Stay tuned for more exciting blog posts from the one and only Mandagirl.

7 comments on Surprise! It’s 2015 and I’m Posting

  1. Amanda
    February 16, 2015 at 9:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Glad you are back. I LOVE your templates! I think I might have been one of the ones that have purchased in the last few months.

  2. Debbie Grandma
    February 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm (2 years ago)

    BE STILL MY HEART!! I wasn’t sure I could believe my eyes. Yes, blogging for your Momma is reason enough!!
    Oh, my. Where has the time gone? Look at those babies! I wondered what you’d been up to the last few days….

  3. Jessica
    February 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm (2 years ago)


  4. MaryRuth
    February 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm (2 years ago)

    another template fan here! i quit blogging and I sooo regret it!!!!! don’t quit!!!

  5. Rebecca
    February 17, 2015 at 10:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Wahoo! Your templates make me giddy!

  6. Suzanne
    February 17, 2015 at 11:19 pm (2 years ago)

    Soooooooo glad to hear from you! Your templates are my favorite! I too, scrap a lot of pictures on a page. I can zip along at a good clip with your help :)

  7. Lindsey
    February 20, 2015 at 1:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Yay for blog posts! I sure love your templates and reading your blog, I hope you stick with it! ( And I totally understand about the 5 kids! I was sure that we would have 4 until #4 was born and I knew we were supposed to have 5. It was overwhelming but I wouldn’t change anything!)