Tuesday, July 29, 2008
But Cindy, I love ya girl and thanks!
Instead of 10 years ago, I will go with
10 years from now:
I will be 40! I hope to have gone back to college by then and have a degree. In what..I am still not sure but I am thinking of graphic design. Zoe will be 17 and graduating highschool. Good Lord that just seems insane and oh so scary. Heck maybe she and I can go to college together LOL!
5 things to do today:
confirm Zoe's dentist appt.
make homemade chicken pot pies! YUMMY! first attempt wish me luck.
Snack of the week this week:
swiss cheese (don't ask me why though. I cant keep my hands off it!)
Instead of the if I was a millionaire question, I will go with if I had 100 dollars to spend at this very moment:
I would go splurge on some Amy Butler and Heather Bailey fabrics and get to work with this new sewing machine that is gathering dust!
Instead of 5 places lived, I will do
5 places I would love to travel to:
So there ya have it!
I guess I had better get hopping on all the dang house work I have building up! Have a fabulous Tuesday all!
Monday, July 28, 2008
These are peeks from the August Bad Girls kit. Some yummy yummy goodness in this kit. And do you see the Five Fave Fridays ode in there?!?! Kirsty, I went and scrapped it LOL! The Bad Girls kit goes live on the first of the month and check out the other Bad Girls blog on my side bar to see some more sneaks. I am really excited to see how everyone else interpreted this months kit.
Also a HUGE WELCOME to 3 new designers at Bad Girls!!! Heidi Sonboul, Bethany Kartchner and Emelie Ahern are the newest girls to be added to the team. Each of them have such a fabulous and unique style and I am thrilled to be working alongside them :)
Need some quick birthday ideas? We are still hosting and posting birthday projects over at Bad Girls as well. Tracie Hudson made a cute little treat bag that you don't want to miss out on. Ania created a fun birthday calendar that is not only easy to make but would look adorable atop any desk. Or maybe you would just like to learn how to make a BEAUTIFUL floral embellishment, Anna Bowkis has ya covered! These are just a few of the many projects that are still up at the site and as always FREE!
Hope that you all had a fabulous Monday! This girl has to go get dinner started. Chicken soft tacos anyone?
Friday, July 25, 2008
#4. Creative Cafe- They have so many goodies coming out that it would take an hour to do a post LOL but here are a few that caught my eye. Make sure to check out their new blog as well. There is the CUTEST felt purse idea on there. I am thinking I need to make one for myself.
and last but not least #5 American Crafts Moda Bella-
So those are a few of the goodies that I am wanting to add to my stash. How about you??
If you posted a 5 fives list please link me up :)
Have a great day all!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
For the past 3 weeks Zoe has been doing swimming lessons M-Thurs and this girl is hilarious. She does everything and anything she can to keep her head above the water. Now bobs she is perfectly fine with, but when it comes to getting her face in and "swimming" she tries everything she can to keep from going in. But I am seeing progress and expect this kiddo to be doing some mean dog paddling next week. And at 70 bucks a pop, I think I should be demanding it LOL
Me...I am trying to keep my head above scrappy water. We have been so busy the past few weeks. I feel like I am running around like a chicken sans head. I got my Bad Girls kit which is GORGEOUS and havent even had time to really dig in to it. And everything is due in ohhh 5 days LOL.
I have a super something in the works right now that I can't quite talk about but am CRAZY excited for and need ya all to keep your fingers crossed for me!
Right now I am trying to multi task by cooking dinner, working on a layout and blogging at the same time. I am fully expecting the fire alarm to go off any minute now LOL. WOULD NOT BE A FIRST!
I just wanted to say HELLO, I am still alive and will hopefully have more time to put a decent post together. I have seen some KILLER CHA photos and lots of yummy stuffs I must have :)
Happy Wednesday all. And be thinking about your 5 faves for Friday! It is just around the corner!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Second layout I did about me turning 30 and the inspiration from it came from a tag off a shirt that I received as a birthday present. It said Wear it, Declare it. Thought that was fitting.
Would you like a chance to win some new Webster's CHA product???? Well then you had better come on over to the inspireME site and check out this thread. All you have to do is leave a post that says what YOUR favorite new line is! That simple.
And now the moment you have been waiting for: My Five Faves!
#1. Good birthday presents- Such as my new sewing machine, the adorable Japanese tea pot and cups my mom got me along with some tasty tasty tea (which I am sippin on right now) and some much needed clothing. And no I don't have any pictures right now LOL SORRY!
#2. The Who Rock Honors- So the Who was honored by VH1 this week and so all week long we have been watching documentaries about the Who like hours and hours worth. I learned a bunch about the band that I didn't know. Such as that Pete Townshend writes all the songs himself and if you have ever listened to Quadrophenia or Tommy albums then you know that this man has got to be some kind of incredible genius! Last night was the actual Rock Honors show where they had Foo Fighters, Flaming Lips, and Pearl Jam OMG Pearl Jam freaking BLEW THE ROOF off that place. I had goosebumps the entire time I was watching it and Eddie Vedder is still hot as all get out! *sigh*
#3. Mallrats- HBO has been playing Mallrats this week and I feel like I am in high school again. You know 13 years ago when Jason Lee was still hot. So many hilarious lines in this movie "Fly Fat Ass Fly" being one of my favorites. This movie shall never get old to me but definitely makes me feel old because it looks like it was filmed about 50 years ago and I kept laughing at the outfits saying I can't believe I used to dress like that.
#4. Fresh Fruit- Our plum tree in the backyard is just loaded with plums. There is nothing better than going out and picking off a piece of fresh fruit that has been warmed by the sun. The strawberries here are delish and are all but gone now. But raspberries, blackberries, loganberries and the like are all over at the fruit stand and Farmer's Market.
#5. Scrappy Fave of the Week- Paperie by Making Memories! This line looks GORGEOUS and I MUST HAVE IT! Check out their blog today cause they always have so many fun things going on!
Best wishes to all my friends at CHA. I hope everyone has a blast and I am going to be having a special Five Fave CHA finds this weekend :)
Thursday, July 17, 2008
It has been so hard finding the time and mass inspiration to scrap this week. I am working some Webster's Pages layout with the GORGEOUS new papers and will have them posted tomorrow. This week I could definitely use a clone LOL.
I have been keeping my eyes peeled for all the new sneaky peeks and am still lovin the Pink Paislee peeks the best I think. What about you all? What have been your fave sneaks? Link me up so a girl can drool ;)
Have a great Thursday OHHHH and don't forget 5 Fave Friday tomorrow!
Monday, July 14, 2008
And today is the day of my birth....all those 30 so long ago years. I haven't cried yet. Don't think I will but heck ya never know LOL! John was a sweetie and put together a surprise birthday party for me last night where my fam was waiting at McMenamin's for dinner. Had a couple of very tasty pear martinis and Zoe got me...well she wants to tell herself...i got her a sewing machine!!! So my Mother's Day gift turned into a Birthday gift LOL . I am really excited to sit down and figure out how the heck to use it. I see some baby blankets in my future for all these new babies we have around here ;)
And CHA this week! WOO HOOO! I can't wait to see all the fun things that are coming out and happening during this week. I know Making Memories has a killer blog party every CHA and I camp out there all day long. And at inspireME, I have a feeling there shall be a NEW CHA PRODUCT giveaway while Brandin and Terri are out of town!! Just a hunch ;) So make sure to stop by the site, see the SNEAK PEEKS and be on the look out for a giveaway.
Gonna finish up my coffee and get this day going.
Friday, July 11, 2008
#2. Adult Swim line up on Cartoon Network- This has saved me from many nights of boredom!
- Home Movies
- Mission Hill
- Family Guy
- and one can't leave out Metalocalypse
And if that isn't enough the website had got TONS of hilarious games: Gigolo Assassin LOL!
#3. Curling up on the couch with a good book. Currently I am re-reading Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon. Now if you haven't read the Outlander Series by Diana YOU MUST! If there is one book that you have to read this year it is Outlander, the first book in the series. You will fall in love with the characters and the story is just phenomenal. I have to read it every year at least one time. Breath of Snow and Ashes is the last book that Diana has written thus far in the series. It is a little harder to get thru than the previous books but it is like saying hello to an old friend. Any other Diana fans out there??
which leads me to my
#5 Scrappy Fave of the Week..........PINK PAISLEE Could these glitter pixee stixs be any cuter? Fabulous fabulous idea! And if you haven't already...they are hosting a blog party with 12 chances to win some new goods!! So head on over and check that out. www.pinkpaislee.com/blog
So there is my fave 5 for the week. Have any to share? link me up!
And this is my last weekend as a 20 something...Monday is the big 3-0! So I had better WHOOP it up while I still can I suppose. Have a fabulous weekend all!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Remember last week when I gave a little sneaky peek at this MM paper and cupcakes? Well here is the project that I made for Bad Girls in celebration of their FIRST BIRTHDAY! Come on over and check out the forum for the free class on how to make this cute cupcake stand!
Plus we have a TON of giveaways and games. We hope to see you there!
Today is also the last day to finish up any of the Paper Trunk challenges that we have had up at the blog. Haven't started one yet?? why not cruise on over and see if anything catches your eye. There are some simple, fast and easy challenges over there! And if you participate in my challenge remember to link me up so I can enter you in a drawing to win the full line of Wrangler. I have only had one person link me up!!!! So your chances to win are VERY GOOD!!!
Enjoy your Sunday! I am trying not to get sick again. Feel the creepy crummies coming back to me. The gift that just keeps on giving. UGH!
Friday, July 4, 2008
4 tsp. TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix
1/2 lb. red potatoes, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Four Cheese Mexican Style Cheese
1/2 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream
HEAT oven to 400°F. Sprinkle chicken with seasoning mix. Place 1/2 cup potatoes on center of each of four large sheets of heavy-duty foil; top with chicken, cheese and salsa.
BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is cooked through (165°F). Cool 5 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening. Top with sour cream.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
For Love Ya, the design scheme was based around the MM journaling blocks. Zoe wanted to be an active participant in the layout and wanted to do some journaling (which is her favorite part). So we came up with the idea to each journal on the Why I Love You sheet and then had my friend Pam snap a couple of shots while she was here scrapbooking with us.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
What is the challenge?
Well we are going to wrangle up the following items and make a layout!
Here is what you need:
- striped paper
- stamp and ink or paint
- Zoe requested buttons and
- scalloped edges somewhere on the layout
So these are the items you must have on your layout to be eligible. You may add any other product that you want as well though! Your layouts do not have to be Paper Trunk exclusive but we would love to see how you use our products if you have them on hand!
You have until Sunday July 6th to finish your layout and upload to the Paper Trunk Wrangle Up Showcase.
Now the best part....the prize!!
How about a complete set of the new Wrangler collection from Paper Trunk.
ALSO! if you come back here and link me up to your layout I will be giving away a set of the Wrangler Collection myself!
So a quick run down of what to do:
gather supplies. make layout. post at PT showcase in the correct forum for a chance to win. come back here and link for a chance to win as well. And don't forget to leave comments on each post at the Paper Trunk blog to further your chances for the Surprise giveaway!
Here is Zoe girl's layout. She had lots of fun stamping today and making sure she had everything from the list on here :)