Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Current Wish list...

Here are 5 things I'm currently coveting...

It's a print from JennSki's Etsy Shop. So cool and would be perfect in my basement!

Another print from Etsy. This one is from johncgolden's shop. All the prints from his Lunestrella series make me happy!

Is this not the coolest cork board you've ever seen?! Not only do I love her Hoop De Doo's but she's an amazing scrapper as well.

I Love the Expetit system with the desk from IKEA and it will fit perfectly in my basement as an office/computer area. It's nice to dream!

And finally...

I'm drooling over this clock from Modern Dose...just perfect for my future studio!

Now all I need to do is win the lottery or find a sugar daddy! Can you tell Jake was home sick again and I had some time on the computer today?! Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

With a little help from my friends...

Weekend started badly (won't bother going into it here) but ended up being wonderful thanks to some of the best friends a girl could ask for!!!

After Jake's basketball game on Saturday, I went to scrap all day @ Great Scraps with my girlies, Tina, Effie, Jamie, Debbie,Logan and Laura. Unfortunately, we were missing Jocelyn. who was sick. She was definitely missed. I created a minibook that Effie came up with, a page from a kit Tina gave us and a page of my own. Lots of talking, eating & laughing! FUN! FUN! FUN! Got home late and couldn't sleep so I scrapped a little more and watched TV!

Then, on Sunday, I met up with my friend, Tracy for a double feature movie day! We saw "He's Just Not That Into You", which was filmed in Baltimore. We didn't recognize too many places though. I think they dressed them up to look alot differently than they normally do, for example, some of the resturants. It was so good! Loved it!

The second movie we saw was "Slumdog Millionaire". This is by far the best movie I have seen in a loooooooong time! I can't say enough about it! LOVED LOVED LOVED IT! It deserved each & every Oscar it won! It will stay with me for a long time! Run to see it if you haven't yet!

I tried to stay up to finish watching the Academy Awards but fell asleep before "Best Actress/Actor" and "Best Movie" were announced. I figured that the DVR recorded them but..............NO! So I had to read the paper the next day to see who won!

Yesterday, I got a 7:30 am call to substitute for Media (library)@ a local school. Pretty easy day but I was tired from lack of sleep over the weekend and had a massive headache when I got home. Jake arrived home not feeling well either. No fever but coughing alot. ICK! I know he wasn't feeling well b/c he asked if he could lay down in my room to watch some TV & he never does that! This kid can't sit still for more than 5 minutes so I knew something was up. He stayed there for the rest of the night (until bedtime).

Today Jake is home with me. Still no fever, just some nasty coughing. We played some Bakugan, baked some cookies and he took it easy. Just what Dr. Mom ordered! Hopefully, back to school tomorrow.

Thanks again to my awesome friends for making my weekend fabulous!

Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


It's FRIDAY and that means it's time for me to post 10 things that made me happy this week
(told you I'd try to post once a week..yah ME!) Here goes...

1. New music from I-Tunes

2. These shoes from Target. I "needed" a pair of cute heels to wear with jeans!

3. Jake asking "What does H-E-L-L mean and why do they say it at weddings like in sickness and in hell?" Now THAT is hilarious!

4. Reading before bed instead of watching TV.

5. Scrapping with Effie & Jamie for Jamie's birthday on Tuesday

6. Love notes from Jake even after V-Day

7. Making fun gifts for scrappy friends

8. Lunch @ Qdoba. Yummy!

9. Catching up with old friends on Facebook

10. This photo...

How can I stay mad @ such a cute dog?

Now go find something to be happy about!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

30 Hershey nuggets, an extra large Hershey bar, 5 Hershey Kisses and a huge jaw breaker

This is what Zeke, my black dog, helped himself to this week. Not to mention the trash he got into...TWICE. OY! Here's some of the evidence...

I was so proud of myself for finishing these nice little gift tins early. They were meant for some scrappy friends I'm seeing on Saturday. But Zeke decided to help himself by mauling the tins to get to the chocolate inside. So much for the cute gifts. Let's just say I was not happy...AT ALL. Don't worry the vet said he'll be fine. I wasn't too worried because I think he has an iron stomach!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Hearts Day!

Wishing everyone a very happy valentine's day!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Glass half-full...or 10 things that made me happy this week!

Usually I'm a glass half full kinda person but the past 9 months or so have sometimes made it difficult to see the good things. This week I've made it a mission to seek and find little things that make me smile and or bring me joy. Here they are...

10 things that made me happy this week:
1. Seeing my mom's expression when we surprised her with a 65th birthday party.

2. When Jake brings home empty ziplocs and bottles in his lunchbox because he knows we recycle.

3. Relaxing in a clean house.

4. The warmer weather, even if it was only for a few days.

5. New fun scrappy kit from Studio Calico

6. This hat...

and this vest...

Both of which I bought for Jake!

7. Jake reading a whole Capt. Underpants book while we ran errands. Big accomplishment!

8. This photo...

9. Jake's 100% on his math test

10. Getting new music from I-Tunes

Hmmmm...maybe this will become a weekly post. What made you smile this week?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Party photos as promised...

Well I didn't take as many photos as I thought. Jake was pretending to be paparazzi so I have lots of photos of surprised people with strange expressions on their faces! Anyways...

Celebrating 65 years young! (Ignore the bib. It was a gag gift!)

Jake looks pretty stylin', right?!

Mom and Aunt Rhoda, her best friend

My fabulous best friend, Val

The super cool photo candles I made for each table. I used lots of old photos of my mom @ various points in her life. Everyone loved these!

And finally, the cute paper flower centerpieces that only a papercrafter can appreciate! I used a kit from Papersource mixed with some Hambly.

I need to remind myself to take more photos at special events like these. You'd think a scrapbooker would know these things!

Monday, February 9, 2009

4 months?

Wow! Have 4 months really flown by since I last posted?! I guess being without a computer for at least two of those months might make it harder for me to keep up on the blog, huh?! Anyways, thanks to my sweet friend Jocelyn and her wonderful hubby, I am now back in the on-line world! They were so sweet to help me out in my time of need!

I've been keeping busy with school, cubscouts, basketball, scrapbooking (a little), party planning, housekeeping, etc! I haven't been getting many substituting jobs because I think the pool has gotten larger with all of the layoffs and jobless people. I'm still looking for a FT job. Never thought it would take me this long to find FT consistant work. UGH! I just applied and tested to become a census taker. Hoping that will pan out. Got a 93% on the test and was recommended for a supervisory position, so I guess that's something!

My brother, Matt, his wife, Elisa and I just pulled off a surprise party for my Mom's 65th birthday on Saturday! She had NO IDEA! So glad Jake didn't spoil it. It was so hard for an 8 year old to keep quiet for so long, I'm sure! Uncle Matt said he would do something special for him if he could keep the secret and he did! We had the party @ Pazo downtown. It was just fabulous! The service was impeccable and everything worked out so well! I'll share pictures later once I get them off the camera! Good friends & family, good food and good times! That's what it's all about, right!

Hopefully, I'll be able to post more often and keep up with blogging this time!