Thursday, July 30, 2009

Our big trip

So we are off and on our way to Canada via Ohio, then on to Pittsburgh. I am blogging from my blackberry for now, we will see how this works! It is a little hard with a boo-boo on my thumb! I am sad I missed CHA, but LaVerne was kind enough to take pictures and post them. We did nopt leave as early as we wanted, but traveling during the week is wonderful, no traffic. We are all excited. We are playing a game to see who can find the most out of state plates, I am losing since I am blogging. LOL. Well I will be posting pictures along the way; some from the blackberry and some from the camera so not all will be great! We are tracking Joe's trip on my Facebook page so check him out. I will add you as a friend if you would like to follow him along the way. I am going to get back to my game for now. Big A just got Kentucky! Will post some pics soon!

Friday, July 17, 2009

{My everyday view}

Ok I just know that there must be a scrap page brewing in my head, because I got the wild idea to take pictures of what is around me in my office and what I see on a daily basis. I am at work more hours of my life, than I am at home. So here is what my day to day looks like.
Ok diet pepsi is usually sitting on my desk. It is either that or coffee. Staples in my day.
Here is a view of my computer - I usually have my Zune playing, helps me pass the day.
This is my informational wall. I look to it ALL day everyday! Look closely the funniest email I ever got is printed out - OK a pig laying next to a piece of bacon - telling it he should have worn sunscreen! Funny right?
Here is a view from my desk! Ok all the stuff on the book shelf is crap that needs to leave my office. People think I am a dumping ground! Oh well.
Here is the view walking into my office. I have to say I have tried to make it like home, since as I stated I am here so much more than home! Ok I know I live in South Florida and it is freaking hot, but it is meat locker here, hence the sweater on the back of my chair. You may also see the card board box above my window! LOL there is a small window up there that does NOT have blinds on it and at certain times during the year the sun BEATS down on me and the computer screen, so my handy dandy co-workers fashioned me a loverly UPS box shade. Well I guess I was really bored today and just thought I would take some pics and post them. Crazy! Well this weekend is going to be a busy one. Tomorrow Rocket Derby with the scouts and dinner guests too! So glad my hubby invited them over, but it will be about 1000 degrees out tomorrow and the event is in the total sun! From 7am-3pm! EEE gaads! So I will be wiped out. Take out anyone!? Another hour in the kitchen over the stove cooking does NOT sound appealing at all and I LOVE to cook. Well I hope to get some scrapping done at some point. I will post if I can - hope everyone has a great weekend!

Monday, July 13, 2009

{Home from a GREAT weekend crop}

Well I had an extremely productive weekend at a 3 day crop. I sat with Pookie and Betsy, and an occassional visit from Cindy. Well here are some of my pages and cards.
I {heart} the Sassafras Bungle Jungle Line. It really fits this little kiddo to a tee!
Here is another one I did. I used some new techniques I learned by watching one the Jennifer McGuire Blog. I used the mist and masked off the circles. Then I used the sewing technique I learned by watching Davinie on her blog.
This one I used the new JuneBug paper from Basic Grey. This is the cutest paper. I also used Unity stamps. I totally lifted this LO from Layle Koncar check out her LO here.Here is one that I made for my Sister-n-law's birthday. 8x8 that I am going to frame. I used the Three Bugs in a Rug paper. I love it. The flourish is from BoBunny and I inked with with some distressed inks by Ranger.
Here is a card I did using some Unity Stamps, Making Memories Paper, and a Martha Stewart punch. I got the idea from Kristina Werner here.
I made more of these adorable gift card holders for upcoming birthdays. I really adore these.
I made these two cards for my Uncles' birthday's. They are fun papers to work with.
Well I had a blast, laughed, ate, shopped, and got lots done.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

{Sometimes you just feel like this}

I have had this kind of week. My kitter cat's face says it all. Sometimes you just want to give a raspberry to the world. LOL She is too funny. Well this has been a long week, and I am ready for the weekend. Going to a crop at Cherry Blossom Studios. I can not wait. Going to be making cards and finishing some LO's. I am really excited that CHA is around the corner and Michelle and Tammy will be going to pick out some new goodies. Check out the Cherry Blossom Blog for the new items they are planing to buy. You can even vote on what items you would like to see in the store! Well off to finish up some class work.
Oh one more thing. We are planning our family vacation to Niagara Falls, NY via Florida, Virginia, OH etc. If anyone knows of some great stores or things to do along I-77 please let me know. We are looking for fun things along the way. I know I have some readers from other states and would love to hear from you. Thanks for any ideas! I am working on my photograpy so if there are any sites or parks etc. that you think we should see please let me know.

Friday, July 3, 2009

{The 4th Weekend}

Well I will start with my day off Eve. Last night Aaron made dinner completely on his own. Ground turkey with pasta and sauce. Let me tell you he did it from start to stop including setting the table! I am extremely proud of him. He is really growing up!
I got to spend the entire day with my little boy, who I am find out is VERY grown up. My 8 year old and I spent the day with friends. We met Tammy and Jake for breakfast and headed out to go bowling after.
In south Florida it is EXTREMELY hot and we spent our day indoors. Well for the most part, if you can running from our cars being outside. After bowling we went to Joanne's, then haircuts for the boys, then Target for the Mom's. That was great. Got lots of cute stuff for the 4th tomorrow. We got shirts to tye dye. Stuff to make 4th of July cupcakes. Some beer and Pomegranate Martini mix for the adults. Can not wait the day should be a blast. We plan to spend it at the pool and playing games with friends. Tonight Aaron made the cupcakes and I am making the cookie hamburgers. They are just too cute and simple not to make. Well here are some pictures from the day. We had a great time bowling. Can not wait to go back. Tomorrow morning we will be going to our annual parade and I will post some pictures tomorrow night. Have a safe and fun 4th!
Well here are the pictures of our 4th of July parade.
We always have a great time and Aaron loves to catch the candy. I was not able to take pictures of the shirts, but will post them at another time. I am sure we will wear them again! We had friend over, but had so much fun in the pool that I just did not take pictures. Once the pool and dinner were over off to watch the fire works we went. They were great as usual. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!