Saturday, November 27, 2010

Card cupids and apothecary jars!!

These are the cards I worked on yesterday for the card cupid organization, I don't have sentiments on them yet, will do that later when I figure out what to put on them. The bee is from the Paisley cricut cartridge, I used icicle stickles on the cheeks and flower center, used tulip puff paint for the black dots on the big flower center. Anyway, had fun making them and I hope they will bring a smile to the child that I send them to!

I made these apothecary jars in October and filled them with candy corn and those orange taffy pumpkin thingys...I found the idea here!! LOVE IT!! Then for Thanksgiving, I filled them with pumpkins/leaves/ for Christmas, they are filled with ornaments and colored tinsel...they can be used all year round and filled with pretty much anything you can think of to put in them. It's a fun project and so should do it...NOW! ;) Sorry for the crappy pic. Anyway, some fun projects and I actually did something other than watching t.v. Yay me!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

To all of my family and friends (IRL and online) I am thankful for you!!!

A few things I'm thankful for:

1. An awesome family.
2. Freedom to live my life in the way I see fit.
3. My Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ.
4. My car, job, home.
5. Good music...I just downloaded the new Michael Jackson/Akon song...pretty good!!
6. Creativity..
7. Books
8. Movies..saw Harry Potter yesterday..LOVED it!!

Just a few things, and not in order of importance, I just wanted a few of them documented and out there...I'm really wanting to start being more conscious of the things that I sometimes take for granted. I'm hoping to have a heart of gratitude on a daily basis, I know it can really change the way I think and feel and for the positive...and I know that being more positive is definitely a good thing!!

Ok..people, I'm done and outta here!

Go--enjoy food!! Cuz food is something I'm also thankful for and am going to enjoy lots of it today!! Yay! :D

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I feel so special!

I checked my blog this morning and found that sweet Steph over at BZB Creates gave me a blog award!! That is my first!!!! How
freakin cool is that??? Well, it's freakin cool, I tell ya!! Thanks Steph!!! You all should definitely check out her blog, cuz she has a pretty cool thing goin on with her CARD CUPIDS, she (and anyone else who wants to) creates and sends cards to children who are fighting illness, disease, or are in the hospital and struggling for whatever reason. The cards can be for birthdays, or just some kind words to lift a child's spirit. Making a few cards for this organization is definitely on my to-do list for the next 5 days that I'm off work!!

Look how pretty that award is!! I love it, I want to hug it! :D

So,there are some rules that come with the award..

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
2. Share 8 things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers you have recently discovered.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards. 8 things about me, these are totally random and probably a little quirky.

1. I have to sleep with the fan on.....not for the breeze, cuz I DO NOT like the breeze on me, but for the sound. I can't sleep at all without it......I even have a battery operated one to take with me if I ever have to camp!

2. I have to have lotion on my hands after I wash them, and before touching that weird...uh huh-yep, it is! I just hate the feel of touching paper with freshly washed hands...blech, it's like nails on the chalkboard to me. (shudder)

3. I have a book in my purse at all times. I just devoured The Hunger Games trilogy, then read some of Terry Brooks, and I think from a thread on 2peas, that I must check out the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.

4. I love diet coke and chocolate...see previous post, SO DANG HAPPY!! :D Oh,and you can throw some hot tamales or cinnamon bears in with that and I'd totally be in heaven!

5. I was on America's Most Wanted! no further information available at this time. ;)

6. Love to travel, Italy being one of my favorite places so far. Would love to visit Ireland, Greece, and Hawaii.

7. I have a boy and girl...boy is 19, girl is 14, and I think they are the coolest kids ever! I'm beyond proud of them and thankful for them in my life.....(yeah, I went and got all gushy!)

8. I collect scrapbook supplies, and then have a hard time actually using them...........does that make me a hoarder??? ACK! pass along this award to 8 other bloggers..

Mary Pat:

And,there ya go! Check out these talented ladies and enjoy looking through their blogs...I know I do!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Doin the happy dance!!!

Look what I found!!!!

They're not just for Easter anymore!!

Yes, I'm super excited, these are my favorite candy, and they made little Jingle balls for Christmas time!!

I know, I know...I'm a total geek-dork about this and my daughter was deathly embarrassed to take these pictures, but I don't care! Ya gotta be real and blog about the good, the bad, and the ugly.....right??? I'm not sure what category this falls under.....maybe the good and the ugly???

So...if any of my dear lovely friends out there in cyber space want to send me a bag or 20, I'll gladly email ya my address!! ;)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Favorite Quote

This has got to be one of my all time favorite quotes..and I mean EVER!

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves,'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous'? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." Nelson Mandela, 1994 Inaugural Speech

That pretty much sums it up and says it all...............NOW.............go forth and SHINE!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Words of Me week 4

I'm really liking this project,even though I'm behind (story of my life), but it makes me stop and take a few minutes to really think about what's going on in my life at this moment. What I am thinking & the word for week 4 was appreciate, and I just wanted to document a few simple things that make a big difference in my life at this time. I have the best parents and kids, and I really do appreciate that! :)


Yep, I've got it.........

a case of flatassititus, this comes from sitting...pretty much consistently for 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. Symptoms include; lopsided buttocks, numbing, feeling of pins and needles, the uncontrollable urge to jump out of chair, grouchiness, restlessness, and the need to strangle the next person who walks in the office.

To reduce side affects, it is recommended to get up, stretch, walk around the building, climb stairs, or go on a diet coke run.

Diet coke run is #1 on the list!!!

I'm outta here!! ;)

Friday, November 12, 2010

A mom brag, and a card!!

I have to do a mom brag right Ash, made the freshman high school basketball team!!!! Whew!! When we went through soccer tryouts, felt that we had a really good chance of making the team and then were disappointed with the results, well, we were more than nervous for basketball cuts. There were 32-35 freshman that tried out, and only 10-15 spots on the team. Ash has played a little b-ball here and there, but she's got enough athleticism(is that a word? lol) and ball control that she did very well in tryouts, we were hopeful, but not overly so. We went to the school earlier than normal and before the buses got there, to check the team list. Ash didn't want to go in at first, she was too nervous, but I said, let's just get it done and over with...go find out!!! (honestly, I couldn't stand it anymore!) I went in with her, and the list wasn't posted, we sit in torture for about 10 more minutes when the coach got there and posted it. She reluctantly walked around the corner to the office window and I could here her say "I MADE IT!!" Then she took a pic of her name on the list!!! (That's my girl!) I'll find away to scrap that somehow!!

Now on to the card I made the other day. It's just simple, I tend to do simple a lot and honestly it just fits my style better. I think I'll send this to my grandma!

I'm fighting off a head cold and kinda feel like crap, I guess it's bittersweet that I have a long weekend right now. I didn't want to be sick all weekend, but this way, maybe I won't have to take sick time from work.

Now, off to get a nice, big, fountain diet coke!! That always makes me feel better!!! ;)

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Words of Me project week 3...yep, as usual I'm behind, but hopefully by next weekend I will be caught up with this project and a few other things I'm working on. I think this scripture from Isaiah is's not word for word, but summed up my thoughts on order. I also wish I was ultra organized, ya know, a place for everything, and everything in it's place, but I kinda just half way do everything. I don't know what that says about me, but I try. I feel like my life is pretty orderly, I don't do chaos well, or messes, a little clutter here and there won't throw me over the top, but if it says cluttered for too long, then I do start to freak out a little. Anyway, I guess as long as I'm trying, I won't get too down on my not so perfect life. I think perfect would be a little boring..not to mention unrealistic, plus a little chaos and mess can really throw some interest into life. So..whatever life is, I say BRING IT!! As long as it's orderly chaos! ;)

A few other quotes on order that I really liked:

"Order & simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject." Thomas Mann

"Order is Heaven's first law." Alexander Pope

"Good order is the foundation of all good things." Edmund Burke

"Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit." Henry Brooks Adams

Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween Fun

Ash had a Halloween party with a few friends. I made little treat bags, the cupcake toppers and wraps came from Target and were SO cute!! The kids played minute to win it games and relays....then went to the haunted house. FUN!!

Minute to Win it Games!

The skeleton was a clear stamp that I picked up for a buck at the local craft store. I embossed with white powder, the candy was wrapped with American Crafts halloween paper. These could have been much cuter and with more detail, but they were for teenagers who would just rip them apart and throw them, I went with simple!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Let it go

Whenever I find a quote, a line in a song, a scripture that really speaks to me, I have to write it down. I've got little slips of paper EVERYWHERE, tucked in my journal, taped to my walls, stuffed in my pocket or purse. I am planning and working on a quote/scripture journal and will have all of these inspirational sayings in one place, embellished with paper, buttons, ribbon, sparkly stuff and other fun things, but I don't want to lose any of these little gems in the process, so...I thought why not just post them on the blog, then they are there whenever I need to refer to them and will be easily found when I am ready to scrap them.

I came across this little line in a song written by Michael McLean

All that's wrong in your life, let it go
All that is worth saving is love
Love will hold you tight
Love lifts the burden and love shines the light
Only love, nourishes us so
If it's not love
Simply let it go.

This hit me at a time when I was struggling to let go of something that I had in a death grip. It wasn't healthy for me to continue hoping for something that just wasn't going to happen and I had no control over. It is absolutely freeing to my soul when I can finally pry open the tight grip on whatever it is I'm holding onto and let it go. I know that God has bigger and better plans for me and I need to trust in Him enough to let Him do His work in my life, knowing this, brings a peace and calmness to my heart, mind and soul, and frees me to concentrate and focus on more important things. So, I look forward to what opportunites and possibilities come my way!!!