Wednesday, April 30, 2008

May BYOM Kit!!

I finally get to post my scrappy stuff from the mah-velous May BYOM kit!! You're lookin' at WRMK Frenzy pattern papers (so bright and colorful and FUN!), Bazzill cardstocks, Edges, and chipboard letters, Scenic Route arrows, and Doodlebug buttons (I added my own black cardstock to just make it all Pop!). Wanna see what the rest of the awesome DT did? Look here.


One of my best friends, Nicole, gives away gorgeous baubles of bling she creates every month on her website. Well......guess who won this month?! Uh, yeah, that'd be ME!! Isn't it beautiful! I actually own a Nicole original!! So, go find out how to get your name in for the next drawing of bling (she's not posted it yet, but soon!)

I keep telling myself....'s only temporary!!! The girls weren't too thrilled with this morning, either. But, he was dared by a co-worker to do it, so he did. Did he get anything for it? Nope. Just a dare.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New 'do! {updated w/photos!}

That's right! I'm getting my hair cut today!! My last official haircut was December 2005 when I last had it shaped so that I could grow it out for my sister's wedding in September 2006! And, I got 3" cut off back in October 2007, but that was just a trim, so I'm not counting that. Yep, going short again. What the heck, it's only'll grow out! I'll take before and after pics and post later today!

Oh, yeah, forgot to tell you new little niece's name is Jenna Marie! McKenna is lovin' it since it rhymes with hers! I can't wait to go visit her and take lots of pictures!! :-)

Here ya go, Nicole!! :-) Just for you, I'm posting the photos tonite!

Ok, I got 7'' cut off today! WOW! Annette informed me that I had to have 10" to donate, but we tried! She put it in a ponytail and stretched it out as much as she could. I told her I wasn't going to wait until my hair grew another 3" before I got it cut! LOL! It took Annette 2 hours to cut my hair!! I wish I had brought my camera to take a pic of all the flippin' hair on the was unreal. She straightened my hair as she cut it to make sure she liked how it was laying. So, I got to see my hair straight at first and it's sooooo pretty! I can't wait to play with it tomorrow. Annette asked if she could wash my hair and start over because she was dying to see it curly. She had so much fun playing with it! She offered to straighten it, but it looked so cute curly, I decided to just go with it curly for the rest of the day. Anyway, there's the photos....tomorrow I'll take pics of it straight and post again.
Hey, now I have straight hair photos posted! It turned out ok, but not how it looked when Annette fixed it (of course, isn't that how it always works?!). Well, I think my major problem was that I let my hair air dry longer than I should have, so lesson learned. Plus, it's going to take some time to get used to this!! Thanks for all your wonderful comments!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

A new little niece!!!

Well, not yet, at least, but in about an hour I will have a new little niece!! My sister-in-law goes in for her c-section at 5pm this evening to have her. I'm anxious to know what her name is! Last we knew, it was between Jenna and Chloe. So, good luck Natalie and Brian! Can't wait to hear from you!

Uppercase Living!

My friend, Amy, recently signed up to be an Uppercase Living demonstrator, so to help her out, I booked a party with her (plus the stuff is way cool). Anyway, I got my party order in this week and put it all up! Here's a few pics.... the one above the basket of flowers in my dining room says "Life is a bouquet of beautiful moments". I still have two more I need to is above the picture window in my dining room and one is above my bed (but I need to actually make my bed before I take that picture!).

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Look what I got!!!

My friends, Tiffany and Nicole both nominated my little blog for this wonderful award! I'm honored! Now, I'm nominating 1o other people who "Make My Day" (who have blogs, btw).

1. Shan
2. Krystn
3. Carmen
4. Liz
5. Monica
6. Laura
7. Susan
8. Heather
9. Brandy
10. Bre

So, you wonderfully, fabulous people need to share the love!! Pass it on to the 10 people who "Make Your Day"!!! :-)

Friday, April 18, 2008


I was snuggled and feelin' comfy this morning when Steve wakes up at around 5:30a yelling "BASEMENT!!! NOW!!!" I had no idea what was going on. I don't think the 5 of us have ever gotten up to the basement that fast. We got downstairs and had no idea why we were down there! LOL! I was barely functioning. After we decided we weren't in any immediate danger, we headed back upstairs and got an early start to the day. Fast forward about an hour and my Mom calls me asking if we fell out of bed this morning! WTH? How did she know? Well, evidently it was an EARTHQUAKE! A 5.4 earthquake with the epicenter being in West Salem, IL which is only a hop, skip and a jump from where Mom and Dad live! Mom said that she had drinking glasses falling over in the cabinets, some mugs fell out of another cabinet and 2 shelving units in the living room that have picture frames were all scooted towards the back. WILD! What a way to start the day! I remember hearing a rumbling (we had our bedroom window open) and that's about it, thinking it was thunder. Steve, Mara and Micah said they felt their beds moving. WOW. Happy Friday!

Monday, April 14, 2008

We are officially SOLD OUT!!!

Yay!! The Card Workshop is officially SOLD OUT this afternoon! We have a total of 40 people! Wow!!! I just can't believe the awesome response we are getting from these workshops! It's a ton of work, but so worth it. I had a friend who had bought a kit from our last workshop we had, which was the Scrapbook one and she had just sat down one night last week and completed ALL 10 PAGES in one evening and she was soooooo super excited about it. She said that having the layouts posted online (they are currently on Tiffany's blog) was a wonderful idea and helped her tremendously. So, the cards we make this weekend will also be posted on Tiffany and my blog as well for those who ordered kits.

Tiffany and I are also doing a mini Scrapbook Workshop in honor of National Scrapbooking Day on Sat, May 3. You will make 4 12x12 layouts for $6. It will be at her house from 1p-6p and you can stop in anytime during that timeframe to complete your layouts. Due to only having 4 layouts for that, I don't know if we'll be posting sneak peeks or not. But, as always, kits WILL BE AVAILABLE and we will ship them to anywhere in the US.

Tiffany put me in charge of making new nametags for us which I completed last week. Here's the pic of mine and she has hers posted on her blog....take a peek! :-)

Friday, April 11, 2008

New background!

Wow, I'm just making all sorts of neat little changes to my blog and having so much fun doing it!! I noticed Tiffany's blog had a new background which is GORGEOUS! So, off to get me a new background as well. Thanks, Tiffany!!! Like what you see? Check out Cutest Blog on the Block and get one for yourself! It was super easy to me, if I can do it, anybody can!


Just testing out my new signature.....


Krystn, you rock...thx.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

A couple of new layouts I did this weekend...

...with the amazing April BYOM kit!

I LOVE Spring!!

We packed a picnic lunch and headed to the park after church to day! Well, two lunches, actually since I had to pack a low carb lunch! LOL! The girls played and played and I got some awesome pics....of Mara jumping out of a swing and McKenna doing her cartwheels. After coming home and downloading my pictures, I realized I only had one picture of little JoJo!! I'm a horrible Mom! Just a few of my favorite pics from today.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Updated slide show!

Check it out! Most of them were done with the flippin' awesome BYOM kits, too.

It's getting close to me and Tiffany's ultimate Card Workshop on April 19th! I got a big box of goodies last week to start cutting and preparing for it. We have 31 people signed up so far, which is awesome! And, if you can't make it, you can always buy a kit that has everything cut for you complete with instructions. Those are $15. If you want one, just email me or tell me on here and I'll be sure to hold one for you! 20 cards for $ just can't beat it. (BTW, Tiffany, I think it's time for another sneak peek, don't you?!)

I had to give up a GNO with the girls at Los Bravos tonite. :-( Steve had a BNO instead! LOL! He and several of his buddies are seeing "21", that movie about blackjack....ya know, since they all have a serious gambling addiction and all! I told him it all sounded kind of gay, but he reassured me that they all sit like one seat apart. Um...ok. I don't know which sounds gay-er!! ROFLMAO! Oh, well. It seems like I'm the one always out running around with friends, so, he pretty much deserved this.

Hey, I forgot to mention that I started my diet on Monday. Shelley and I are doing the low-carb thing again. I had success with it last year when I was on it, but one week on vacay, I fell off the wagon and never got back on. Shelley's done it, too, so I was so pumped when she mentioned going back on it! I have a buddy to help me along! My mantra is that I want to be a "skinny bitch" by summer. Tina at work said I'm halfway there!! I don't think she meant that very nicely.....anyway, 2 pounds down, alot more to go!!

Speaking of losing weight....I need to start looking for a new swimsuit. I just got a new Land's End catalog today and some of those suits are super duper cute!! It says they can find a suit to flatter everyone....I'm a wee bit skeptical about them being able to match a beached whale with the perfect suit. But, we'll see.

Oh, I'm guessing the endometrial ablation worked....I'm like a defective typwriter (Quick! Name that movie!!). ;)

Well, I gotta run. I've got 130 snack baggies of Munchies to fill for Movie Day tomorrow at school. Yay.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Easter pics!

Easter 2008 was COLD!! Well, it could've been worse. It was overcast and mid 50's. But, the girls sure did brighten things up! They clean up pretty good, don't they?! McKenna and Micah kept calling themselves the Opposite was so cute! And, I had to include a pic of my adorable nephew, Asher with his Momma, my sister, Kasara. He's just so stinkin' cute, isn't he?!
Well, obviously, I've figured out how to put pics on the blog again. And, my awesome BIL, Brian, got a hold of Photoshop Elements 6.0 and put it on my laptop!! WooHoo!! I spent most of my free time this weekend trying to figure out the basics of it.
This weekend was crazy busy with a house full of family!! Steve's sister, Jeanne, arrived on Thursday and Steve's Dad, stepMom, and brother, Brian all came to stay on Friday. Everyone came to town for Natalie's baby shower on Saturday. Let me tell ya, that baby girl is not going to be lacking for clothes!! And, I sure hope they are 100% their having a girl! LOL! I've got some super cute ideas to make for her room, if Brian and Natalie ever decide on a name for her!!
Well, now that I know how to get pics on the blog, I need to get movin' on taking some pics of some scrappy stuff I've done lately and get them posted!

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