Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thursdays are the best!!!

A new Spiced Pumpkin candle from Yankee Candle, some homemade coconut cream pie and Grey's Anatomy! Yeah, it is my favorite night of the week! I'll also be watching The Office, Kath & Kim and ER. (Addicted to TV much?!) thanks to my DVR. Definitely one of the best inventions ever! If you tune in to Kath & Kim, let me know what you think! It looks hilarious and who can't use a little more laughter in their lives, right?!

Monday, October 6, 2008

I <3 Michael Buble!!!

I was lucky enough to attend his concert last week and let me tell you, it was one of the best concerts ever!!! He is an amazing preformer! He really connected with the audience and came off so sincere and real. And HE IS ONE HOT BOY!!! Check out
Michael Bublehere! I loved his music before but now I LOVE it even more after seeing him live! I've been listening to and singing his songs ever since! I'm a geek, I know...

In other news, my mom dropped off Jake's halloween costume today and it is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Can I say that about an almost 8 year old's costume? Anyways, he's going to be a cowboy. I'm so glad he hasn't wanted to be something scary yet. I'm just not ready for him to grow up even though it is inevitable. Just yesterday, this conversation took place...

Jake: Mama....(love when he calls me that)

Me: Yes?

Jake: I don't want to get grow up. I wanna still be little and play with my toys.

Me: Aww! You have plenty of time to play with toys buddy! And plenty of time to grow up!

EEK! My heart was breaking just thinking about him growing up! Heavy for a Sunday night!

Have a good week. Gotta go watch The Hills!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Reminisce entries

WOW! I took a long break but I'm back! I've been in such a scrapping rut (well, really a LIFE rut but that's a story for another day). Designing some layouts for the Reminisce call has helped to pull me out of it. Here they are...

On this one I used one of their newer lines, Enchanted Autumn. So darn cute!!!

This line was primarily for Easter but I adapted it to use with some older photos of Jake trying baby food for the first time.

Here's a few pages of a Disney album I made using photos from our trip last summer. I love how well the Love Elsie alum goes with the Reminisce MAGIC line! Almost like they were meant for each other!!!

Oops...almost forgot this one...

This is an older line from Reminisce but it's so cute and perfect for these photos! Love the bright colors!

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Two new layouts!

I finally scrapped! It seems like it has been forever since I did some scrapping for me! All I've created lately has been for classes. Either the mojo has been missing or the time to scrap has not been there! Hate when that happens. Could also have been b/c my scrap area was in shambles! I cleaned it and the very same day I created two layouts! Think there might be a connection?! Enough rambling...

I created this one for a DT challenge over @ Scrapbook Nook ! Cross your fingers that I get selected for the design team! It's a great site with lots of talented ladies that I'd be honored to "play" with!

I did this one purely for myself! I totally need this reminder right now. The butterfly punch from Martha Stewart is my new obsession as is the notebook punch! I even dusted my sewing machine off to add some stitching. It went wonky on me and messed up the first layout but I was able to salvage the main parts and start over! Let's just say that sewing machine was not my best friend @ 1:00am when it would not work right! Hopefully, now that my area is clean, I'll be more motivated to scrap!

How many colors can you name in 5 minutes?

Someone posted this over @ Scrapbook Nook! I thought it was cool so I'm sharing it! I got 41 (after my 2nd try! Let me know what you get!


I'll be back later to share some new layouts!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Good News!

Just had to share that I made it into the top 25 for the design team call @ My Scrapbook Nook! I'm very honored and can't wait to work on the challenges we're given for the next round! There is some serious talent over there! Check it out!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Busy weekend!

Whew! The weekend seemed to fly by. Friday, we went to a Twilight Farmer's Market @ Rockfield Manor after it rained a bit. Got some of the best cherries I've ever had! Yummers! Also got a huge bag of salad greens for $3.00. Let's just say we'll be eating lots of salads over the next week. Not a bad thing!

On Saturday, we ran errands (boring) most of the day than went to Kali's Court in Fell's Pt. to celebrate my sister-in-law's birthday and Will's half birthday. Since Will's b-day (Dec 14th) falls in December, it's always hard to get everyone together with the holidays. So, June 14th (Elisa's b-day) has officially become Will's half birthday! Fun, huh?! The food, atmosphere and service was fabulous. We sat in the courtyard surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful flowers!

Kali's is known for their seafood, particularly fresh fish. Everyone loved their meal. I ordered roasted whole Bronzini and a roasted beet salad. Both were phenomenal!

Here are a few candids of us enjoying dinner and each other...

Thanks to my mom for taking us all to such a great dinner!

On Sunday, Jake & I met Matt & Elisa @ their community pool. Jake spent the first hour and a 1/2 jumping off the diving board. If I had an ounce of his energy, imagine what I could get done around the house! Unfortunatly, I forgot to bring the camera. Bad mom, I know. He did well practicing his swim strokes. Matt was trying to teach him to dive but he was more interested in perfecting his "moves" on the diving board. Crazy kid! He also found some friends to play with. His ability to make friends anywhere he goes is one of the things I love about him! After we wore ourselves out, Jake & I hit the REDBOX and got some movies. We watched The Game Plan, even though we had seen it. It's a cute one and I didn't mind watching it again. After I put him to bed, I watched The Bucket List". Pretty good but it made me cry so I woke up with puffy eyes today. Pretty, huh?!

We're looking at a busy week so I really hope I can check in again in a few days!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Long break but I'm back!

Yes, I've been a very bad blogger. EEK! It's been a while but I'm back and will try my hardest to keep this up!

Where should I start?! Summer's going well. Jake & I have already spent some time @ the beach with my mom. Unfortunatley, my tan is already fading. Hoping to change that with a visit to my brother's pool (the one he belongs to) tomorrow. It will also be good for Jake to practice his swimming skills. He's been taking lessons for the past week and has another week to go. I'm amazed by what a fast learner he is. We're going to work on diving tomorrow. He can't wait to jump off the diving board!

The other night we had this fabulous dinner on our deck...

Angelhair with tomatoes & feta (found this on a blog but I can't remember where?!)

Greek Salad with homemade dressing

Homemade garlic bread made on the grill (yummy!)

This is what surprised us as we ate dinner...

Pretty cool, right?! You see there is a hot air balloon-riding company nearby and we've seen them occasionally but never right overtop of our house! It was so close we could shout to the people in the basket! Someday, it may be me in one of those baskets! It's a dream of mine to go up in a hot air balloon!
Photos coming to a scrapbook page soon!

Friday, February 1, 2008

WOW! Is it really February?

Yup, the last two months have flown by! Sorry to be has just gotten the better of me! Family, scrap class teaching, substituting, illnesses (yes, multiple ones) scrap room purging, etc has been taking all my time. Haven't even been scrapping much. Sleep is what I crave when I get time to scrap. superstar friend, Mandy Kay gave me the push to start blogging again by tagging me for this...

My favorite sites:
Webkinz (sad, I know)

Challenge Faves:
One Little Word
Category Stories

Guilty Pleasures:
Way too much TV
Chocolate/Peanut Butter Chex Mix
Lots of Magazines (cooking, decorating, scrapping)

Babysitting fave:
Video games, Disney Channel and Webkinz

Creative Fave:
My KTDT girls, of course
I'd be here all day if I listed all the sites & blogs I visit for inspo!

Clothing fave:
Ann Taylor Loft
Dark jeans
Funky & fun shoes

And I tag....

Shelly B
Wendy R
Shelley H

Thanks Mandy for the push to get bloggin' again! I promise to try to keep it up! Now I'm off to make a new banner!