Friday, December 25, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!
I have been MIA, preparing for the Holidays, work, you know the same old thing every year. This year we got lots of snow a week before Christmas which made our Christmas a nice White Christmas. This is Jordan and her friend Faith playing in the snow. Jordan had to change 4 Times because she did not have snow pants. Note to self....get Jordan snow pants! I am sure it will be snowing again this season.

Thank God for Colby who handled the shoveling (well snow blowing) for the house. I tried and I got one line down the drive and had to come back in, oh yeah, I also shoveled the steps and porch and got my exercise for the day....loving Colby though!

These two lovely girls are cards we got from a card swap I was in, this was the December card for one of the groups. It was fun and I had a ball making these cuties. Sad to see this group end but excited about another group I started that will begin in January. More to come on that one.


This is a card I made for another group in the same swap, love the little snowmen, this was the last of these cards and of course I made a little extra to give to some special folks. Never really got my Christmas cards out this year....shhhhhh don't tell, I promise next year I will be on time and may even have a picture!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

I don't think I shared photos of my baby and his date at her Homecoming dance. I can't believe how time flies by. He is a man now and he had a date with this beautiful young lady who is very sweet. Here is Colby and Cassie:

I also wanted to share one of my Holiday gift projects, I made 26 of these for a swap so they are rather simple. I made a few extra to throw in my polyanna gifts and secret santa's things. I love this holiday! Cant wait to get the tree out and the decorations up, I will however wait until after Thanksgiving!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness


Welcome to the Breast Cancer Awarness Blog Hop(e)started by Michelle - Thanks Michelle!
Thanks for stopping by, this is my first hop and I am glad to participate, just hope I get it all right!


We lost a very close friend of the family to breast cancer a few years back, she was such a special woman with a bright smile and was always so pleasant to be around. You wouldn't even know she had cancer (she never let it stop her from living life) if you didn't know her personally. She was one of my mom's best friends and I know she misses her so much. We have to keep supporting the fight against this deadly disease that takes too many of us oh too soon.
We miss you Bobby, but you will forever remain in our hearts.

I got some new goodies from my SS and I could not wait to play with them! They coordinate so well with my PTI friends paper and I have been wondering what to do with this print. Well my very generous SS got me the hibiscus paper and buttons from PTI so in support of Breast Cancer Awareness, I made this an all Pink project.
These are mini note pads, which will come in handy for list making, grocery lists or holiday shopping. I was given one a while ago and love it! PTI had a free template so I took this opportunity to complete a project I had been putting aside for a while.



Next hop on over to to Anitas blog
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Card Tin

Hi guys,
It has been a veryyy longgg weekend. Jordan is better, a lot better, in fact , she has a cough but that is it, thank God she is ok, that was a scare. She even went on a trip today with her Girlscout troop to learn how to make candy, she had fun and of course came home with lots of goodies. While she made candy I went shopping. Of course my new motto is only buy things I can justify a need for, especially if it is over $5, you would be surprised how much you save doing that.

Well today I am posting some of things I finally completed after much thought. This card tin will be sent to a SS for a swap I am in,( I dount she reads here so it is ok :) ) I am going to try to get a nugget tin in the same colors done by the end of the week, and then perhaps a notepad or something in coordinating colors. I hope she likes them. Here is the card tin

Next, is a card I made from the card swap group I am in, hope you like it, it is inspired by a Thank You card I received,I probably should not have taken the picture on my granite counter top but too late now ~ I love this:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Home Sick

Well it is flu season and that sneaky, cluster of germs may have snuck into my home. I have never been a big "shot" fan so I avoid getting them like the plague. I didn't get my kids the shot either and now I am feeling a bit guilty. Jordan has been the first (and hopefully the last) in my home to succumb, she was sent home sick yesterday and today it's mommy and Jordan time, in the way she certainly did not want it to be. She is up in the bed, too weak to get up to eat, I am hoping this is not the flu and just a passing bug. We will find out when we get to the doctor this afternoon. She was fine yesterday, so I was shocked to get a call from her school nurse, who informed me that several kids are home with a fever. This leaves me with my advice to ALL. If you are sick and have any kind of bug (virus) that can be spread, please stay home!! That means anything other than allergies, if you are coughing, sneezing, fever, please do us all a favor and stay home until the bug has passed, if we all did that, less people would be effected and we would have a healthier school, office or wherever your daily journey takes you.
On another subject, my drive to import my photos has gone mysteriously missing so I cannot share any of my recent creations until it is located. I am not happy about that, Colby of course is the only one using this computer frequently ( and I mean frequently), but of course has not seen it! What is that about??? I am counting down the days of HS and can't wait for him to begin is College experience, I think I am more excited about that time for him than he is LOL
Well, I am on a hunt for my drive and going to check on my baby. I am hopeful that I will be online before three weeks have passed again!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Its been a while

OMG it has been almost 20 days since my last post and I still have no new creations to show, well I do have some cards but I will post them later, I can't put off just saying hi for one second more. Life has been hectic as it always is in September, at work and at home. Things are just starting to get back to some sense of normalcy and it is almost October.
Family update: Colby did not last long in Catholic school, he was borderline depressed so I figured I would take him out of his misery for his last two years of HS and let him go back to RV. That change is happening next week. Everything else is chugging along. I have many projects on my to do list that need to be completed and for one, painting the basement. I think by the end of October I will have a color picked out (you didn't think I was going to say I should have it done by then did you? lol) I am guessing the end of year it will be done, that is if Jerry helps me every weekend (Hi Jerry :) - he is one of the 8 people that read my blog from time to time). Jordan is cheering and dancing and scouting, Colby is just sleeping lmao and I am the new taxi.
I watched the biggest loser this week and I will try to follow it this year, I think I prefer that to the skinny girls in skimpy clothes dancing with the stars. As I was watching the Biggest Loser, I didn't feel so big after all, it was a morale booster as well as a motivator to get moving so that I never ever qualify for that show! God bless them all for trying to make a life change, I know how hard it is.
I just wanted to stop in and update my page and let you all know that I am still here, my craft habit has been put to the side but I am still buying the latest and the greatest supplies so I will be ready soon to show you something. I also got a bind it all for my birthday so as soon as I figure out how to use it, I will make a wonderful book to show you all.
Until Later.......Roni

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Colby's 1st day at Camden Catholic

I have to post my son's back to school picture. Although he looks like a man he is still and will always be my little boy. I remember his first day in Kindergarten and how he chased me to the door wanting to come home with me. Now this is another milestone, his first day in a Catholic School (this should be an interesting year) this picture was the dress rehearsal, he tied his own tie lol....

although dad showed him how to tie his tie, I couldn't let him go to school like that, so after some touch ups from mom, this is how he left the morning of.... (granted he was not happy about me taking his picture outside in front of the house....but I had to, it was a once in a lifetime event :) A scrapbook moment that I will add to his scrapbook that one day he will treasure and share with his children. I love this kid !!! How could you not, on top of the good looks, he is such a sweetheart.
Enjoy your back to school moments, Jordan's is Tuesday, I will back with some candids of her later!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

More note card kits




I can't get enough of making these little card sets, I am not sure who is getting this one, but I made it from one stamp set and a simply scrapping kit from SU. I have a few more to make for my swap, but this one will probably be delivered to one of my Secret Sisters before then.

It is very quiet in my house and I never thought I would say this but I am ready for things to get back to normal around here. I miss my kids, they have been with Grandma for almost 2 weeks now and I can't stand the quiet anymore. I do appreciate having little to do, no running kids from place to place, not really having to cook dinner, only for me, there are some pro's but the cons outweigh them. I miss the everyday chaos children bring, them needing me for any and everything....I will forget I said all of this by the first week of school I am certain, but for now, I want my babies back :(
Well until then, I will continue to enjoy my solitude....... Happy Saturday!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lo carb eating!

Hi guys, Today is my day 4 of low carb eating, I don't want to call it a diet because it is supposed to turn into a way of life. Ok, so well I have been eating good for the first 4 days. Today I had a friend over and drank some wine, how many carbs can that be right? Well I hope not too many, I am expecting to go into ketosis any day now. I am eating soft food because I had dental surgery this weekend. I am recovering quite nicely, using very little of the prescribed medication, which is a good thing, I don't respond well to prescribed pain killers
Well two more official weeks to summer break then the kids are back to school, although it feels like it is over already. I need to start planning a getaway for next year. I am open to any ideas, leave them in my comments section and I will look into them. Oh, I didn't mention it but I want a "kidfree" getaway :)
Until later.......Roni

Friday, August 21, 2009

TGIF


TGIF but so sad that August is almost over :( I did have a surge of energy last night so I completed some cards for a swap I am in (finally). They are not overdue but I have known about this for some time now and my procrastination set it. I hate procrastinating and procrastinators but lately I find myself becoming more and more of one.
This task completed allows me to cross yet another thing off my "to do" list but of course I added about four more lol.
Oh yeah, today, Day 2 of my living lavita lo-carb! So far so good, I need to stay away from the energy drinks though!
Off to run some errands and to the PO
Until later.....Roni

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Oooh! I had to check to see if I was right, and I am, I made two posts back to back. I am getting better at this bogging business.
I do not have a picture for you because I have been half steppin! Urban Dictionary definition meaning: Not doing a complete job; opposite of come correct. It pretty much means half assed. I have been starting projects and not finishing them. I have several things in the works that I need to get a jump on and complete them so I have a picture to show you. A picture speaks 1000 words right? What would this world be without pictures.
I did want to post anyway for GP (short for General Principal) Urban dictionary meaning: For no reason, just because :)
I will catch up later.....Hugs

Monday, August 17, 2009

Froggy Stationary Kit



Quick post, I just wanted to post pictures of this adorable stationary set that Patti (Mommapatti) from SCS sent me. Isn't he adorable?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

A new budget and Happy Mail!



Today has been such a productive day. My new beau is an accountant and I took full advantage of his expertise. He created a budget for me and what a task it was. He spent most of the day on it ( I did make him a sandwich so he stayed energized!) The whole thing is in an excel workbook with Mega spreadsheets to reference. I hope, no I know I will keep it up. I wish I could say that I did it with his help, but I was of little help, he did most of the work. I absolutely hate doing bills every month but this has made me see the big picture and will make it much more bearable, I am so appreciative, I will cook him dinner tonight :)
Not only did I get myself a new budget, I also got happy mail today! Woohoo.. I am attaching the pic, but you can't really see the Anya's, I got TWO of them! and the cutest altered pad in a Tin. I have to find out where she got that tin, it is so stinkin' cute! I love it. I also got a new Martha Stewart punch to use for Halloween. This is from the flood of gifts swap. I was the lucky first recipient. I will get 11 gifts and then once a month I will have to send gifts to these wonderfully talented women, I am loving today!
Until Later.....Hugs

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Recipe Swap Goodies



As I was cleaning my kitchen, the maillady arrived with happymail! What a pleasant surprise. I have posted pics of what I got but I must say I love it all. The Sister got it all right, down to the wine opener and towel set, I love it all (oops, did I say that already?). She included a cupcake recipe she wanted me to share with the kiddos and my new beau since I will be starting lo carb soon :( But I am not starting until September 1st so we will be sampling this soon!
Gotta go clean the bathrooms...ughhh

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Everything improves with a little wine!


I love this Bella, ok I love all Bellas but this one is close to my heart because she reminds me so much of myself, down to the curly hairdo! When I am having a stressful day ~which is most from September through June, I come home to a glass of my favorite red wine, (Just a glass, don't go calling AA), and unwind from my hour commute. I usually start to cook as soon as I step in the door, often before I even change my clothes, because once I sit down, forget it, we may be ordering pizza lol.
I hope you like her as much as I do. These are going postal tomorrow to some special peeps at SCS! My card group. I am off to Stamp Camp, will check in tomorrow!
Until Later....Hugs

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Monkey - Stampendous





Here he is,
a bit of procrastination but I finally finished him. I can't begin to tell you all of the projects I completed today. I may have mentioned this before, but I am a "list" keeper. They tease me at work because I have notepads all over and I am forever making a list of to do items. I am on vacation this week and I have my "list" all ready to go! I have crossed off two items, only about 30 to go ROTLF.
I hope you enjoy the monkey card. My next card which I will begin to work on today is my Bella card, I love me some Bella's!
Until Later......Hugs

Friday, August 7, 2009

TGIF

Happy Friday again and now I am on my summer break. I am off for 11 whole days! I expected to have something to post but I only completed two out of four of my cards for a recipe swap of which I cannot share for fear that my secret sister will peek on my blog and see them. I have yet to complete any cards but since I have no life, I will be home once again on Friday night and I will create some cards (if there are no good movies on or no good HGTV shows). I shouldn't say I have no life, I have a wonderful 8 year old that keeps me company so much that I need a break every now and then. She is out playing with friends and has a busy weekend planned of which ends at grandma's house (me doing the happy dance).
Today, I did something I never have done before, and that is (drum roll please)... I went to the movies by MYSELF! I so wanted to see Julia and Julie and I was in the area and had the choice to go to AC Moore, of which I literally NEED NOTHING, so instead I spent my $10 on a movie that I wanted to see (smart right?). I can't believe a movie costs $10, would I be showing my age if I said" I remember when".... a movie was $1!! I am old! I also remember going to the drive in movie, that was so fun and my kids don't even know what that is (so sad for them)! Some things should come back and drive in movies is one of those things. However, the kids these days probably should not have the privacy of a car when watching a movie (eek)
I fulfilled my promise to self that I would post at least weekly... we gotta start somewhere right? I will try to get back on tonight or tomorrow with some cards for you.
Until then......Hugs!

Friday, July 31, 2009

Masculine Card ~ Another Stationary Set



I am finally getting around to posting the masculine birthday card for my swap on SCS. The paper I was given to work with had a really masculine feel. I don't usually work with too much black and grey, so after coloring the little fur ball I thought the card needed something extra, so I gave it some bling lol, ok maybe not so masculine now but I tried!
I am also posting a picture of a stationary kit made with Paper Trey paper and ribbon (black and white - go figure). I made for a friend of mine who is going through a rough time. I hope this little surprise picks her up a bit, if only bringing a smile to her face and a happy moment to her day. Life is too short to sweat the small stuff.
I have a nice weekend ahead, really nothing planned, just spending some time with a good friend. I am looking forward to it :)Last night I cooked him a special meal and he loved it! I was afraid it might not turn out so good because I had never made the dish before. It was delicious if I say so myself. He also gave me an idea to take pictures of my meals and create a recipe scrapbook....I am going to do that. I am in a recipe swap on SCS so that idea came at the right time. That is another hobby I want to get into (cooking that is), can that be considered a hobby? I only like to do it when I am not forced to.
Well August is here, enjoy every minute!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend fun!





I have been away at LBI for a few days and have not been online nor have I been crafting. Today I was shopping and paying bills, which determined that I should not be shopping! I should have paid the bills first then I wouldn't have gone to the store at all!
I did get some good deals though, so I am not complaining.
I have a few pics from our beach trip to share (no bikini's yet!) If you notice my dear daughter Jordan has managed to get in almost every picture! How did that happen? We stayed at my friends family summer home, it was a nice relaxing weekend. The beach weather was great! Jordan stayed in the water most of the day. My Godson, Peyton, also in the pics, is still afraid of the water but I know he will be a beach boy soon enough, I can see him surfing in about 10 years.
Tomorrow, I will be back at work, back to the grind for 3 days and then hopefully another Summer fun filled weekend. I am not ready to say summer is almost over, I am still enjoying each and every minute.
Going out for our summer night walk, will try to have at least a card to post for you tomorrow!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Power walk and Power wash Monday

I had a very full day today and got a lot accomplished. I started by going to the gym and running which quickly turned into a powerwalk. I thought I would ease into the jogging thing so I wouldn't embarrass myself by passing out on the treadmill, so I ran 1/2 mile ( a friend told me to start small and go 1 mile- are you kidding me?) I realized halfway through the half mile that I was panting heavily and wondered if the people nearby could hear my heavy breathing ( I had my ipod on so I had no idea how loud I was). The guy next to me kept looking at me, I thought perhaps I was disturbing him, but then I realized I didn't have my sports bra on (oops). Anyway, I did jog the 1/2 mile and then quickly reverted to a power walk, (I didn't want to look all wimpy in the gym) after another 15 minutes of power walking I figured I would give it another go and run to finish it off. I started sweating profusely and almost tripped on the treadmill,( I was favoring my right side) I played it off like I wanted to do it -( yeah right) and resumed my power walk. Afterward I lifted for another 45 minutes (OK perhaps it was more like 30 minutes) My plan is to return to the gym at 6 am to start day 2, I will fill you in on how that went tomorrow.

The gym gave me so much energy I came home and decided it was the perfect time to powerwash the steps to my walkout basement. The grass goes down there and they were literally green from the grass gunk, it was disgusting. They look 1000% better after 2 hours of hard work on my part. My son saw me covered in green gunk and water when I was done, I looked a sight and this was the dialogue, (keep in mind he has been sleeping all morning as I am out being superwoman);

Colby: (looks at me with disgust) what is that all over you? did you fall in the mud?

Me : The steps look 1000% percent better, I got all of the green gunk off, you should be proud of me.

Colby : (looks at me really confused and he is serious) I don't know why you powerwashed the steps, they are just going to get green again when they cut the grass.

Me: excuse me? Are you suggesting I let the green gunk build up and never wash it off?

Colby: All I am saying is it doesn't make sense to wash them when they will just get dirty again

Me: who are you again? Beavis or Butthead, go sweep the garage!

Colby: Are you serious? Didn't I just do that in March......(loud groaning sound)

I am counting the days to College. He is only a Junior in HS and did I mention he has his permit.....I think I need some heart medication.
until tomorrow......

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Friday

Hi guys, just wanted to post, I have not been on in a couple of days. I spent today with an old college friend. We had lunch and shopped all day. It is good to have friends that you don't see often but when you do finally meet up, it is like you just saw them yesterday. I have not seen Yolanda in probably over a year, she has been there for me through many ups and downs, she is a true friend. I only have a few of them, true friends that is and I treasure them dearly and will do anything for then. We had a great time catching up, although we do catch up frequently on the phone. We both have a shopping addiction so whenever we plan a meet up it always involves a mall of some sort :-D I hope everyone has a friend like that, it makes my heart smile to say I have a few and the do truly help me to get through. Life is good!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Card Swap for July


As promised, I finished this card for a swap on SCS, I am in two groups for this swap and I had to make 6 of these cards. I colored the images a couple of days ago but put it all together today. The other cards are upstairs drying then I will finish putting them together and they will be postal tomorrow. I love this image, it is the Anise Khetto from Stamping Bella, isn't she just adorable?

Family Reunion

I have no pictures to post but wanted to share my activities for the weekend. Every year my fathers side of the family get together for our annual family reunion. I didn't go last year because it always fell on my now ex husbands birthday weekend, but now I get to attend and I am so happy I went! They honored my dad because he was the next oldest in line to be recognized. Each year they honor the elders of the group. My dad will be 70 this year, he is not the oldest but he was the next in line to be recognized. I fear that I will be soon since they do this every year lol.
Well Jordan had a great time playing with her cousins. They rarely get together and each year my cousins and I say we have to get together more often, but we just never find the time. I will make it a priority this year to get together with family more often. As a child, the time with family hold some of my dearest memories. Sometimes we just let life get in the way and don't remember what is really important.
My plan today is to continue to organize my craft space so that when I am crafting I know where everything is! I am almost done organizing, then I will complete a set of cards, so I am determined to come back with a completed card today! Be back later :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I am have been blog hopping and finding some neat things out there. I found a site to help give organization ideas, I love organizing, it is just hard to stay that way and follow a system, so I am hoping they have some good ideas to help me on my way.
I am also going to post my meal plan, which idealy this should be done on Monday's, today is Wednesday so i will start this one in the middle and Monday be right on track. Here Goes:
Wednesday - Turkey Burgers
Thursday - Shrimp and pasta with sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms
Friday - Chicken Enchilada's (Colbys favorite!)
Saturday - Lemon Pepper chicken and Rice
Sunday - Deep fried Tilapia (gotta put that deep fryer to use!)
I will be on Monday with my new menu for next week!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July




Well it is July already and I treasure each day in July and August, they are precious days and throughout childhood amongst my favorite! I hope my kids feel the same way. We have a weekend full of fun planned and I am looking forward to cookouts, fireworks, exploring new things with my family. I hope you are all spending some good quality Family time somewhere this weekend. I will be sure to post some pics, maybe not Monday but sometime next week for sure.
 I made myself sit down and complete these cards for my June, ( yes I said June) Bella swap! So sorry I am so late, I am usually way ahead on swaps. For some reason lately I feel more compelled to shop than to create, I hope I get out of that slump soon before I go broke. I can't post all that I have purchased in the last few weeks, you may think I am nuts. Aside from that I am on a budget (smile).
Well I hope you like my Bella's, I thought if I used the Bella lifting somehow I may be inspired myself....nope....hasn't happened yet, but I feel it coming.
I also posted two additional pic, one I got from my BOTB swap the other from my not so secret sister Sunshine! Thanks Sunshine, love me some Papertrey!
 Have a Happy 4th of July!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Girls Night Out



The last day of June is finally here, this is the beginning of summer for me , officially!
All is good, work is quiet, peaceful, getting lots done. On the home front, I am procrastinating with the cards that I have to make for a swap. I have been blog hopping for inspiration and I expect to finish soon.  I don't have much to report, other than we had a really nice time at our Girls Night Out on Friday, I am attaching a few pics. I also had a very restful weekend with no kids, but ....they're baaaaaccccckk, lol Colby has gone out with his friend, I still can't believe he is with a friend who drives!  he will be driving soon, all I can do is pray.
Jordan and I will watch a movie tonight, I am off work for a long weekend, I don't have to be back to work until Tuesday....swwwweeeet. Well lots to do, so gotta run, wish I had more time to chat and tell you about my weekend, but I must run. Hopefully will be back with some pics of those cards!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Happy hump day, why am I up at 11:52 PM posting on my blog you ask, well I went to the gyn today! and I have all of this energy that I can't seem to get rid of. Well some good has come from it, other than getting rid of some of the cellulite on my thighs.... I finally finished this card, I have been working on it for about 2 weeks. Well actually I have just been looking at it and not working on it lol. It is the last card for a card swap I am in with Melissa's group on SCS. The group was wonderful and I received so many fantastic cards. This last image was sent a while ago and I had no idea what I would do with it. We had a challenge to use the DP (which I love) on the inside of the card somewhere. I like how it came out, very girly. I used glossy gel on the card to accent the duck and to simulate water. Genius right, Well it really looks good in person. Enjoy! I'm going to try to get some sleep before it's time to get back to work!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Bliss



Bliss ~ Noun~ complete joy, happiness or delight....
I am in a blissful state (smile) I am doing nothing because there is nothing I NEED to be doing right now. I am on the computer, blog hopping, listening to Laura Izibor, (if you haven't checked her out, stop sleeping, I am loving her music) read back a little I saw her live last week and she is no joke!
I am listening to her trying to decide my favorite song. I just cut some flowers from what I will call my flower garden, I LOVE FLOWERS! and I took a picture because they are a beautiful deep red color ~lilly, like the red wine I also LOVE. They don't last long so I cut them and brought them in. I also have pink , yellow and orange, they have not blossomed all of the way.

 I took a picture of my favorite flower in front, the blooms get lighter every year, I think I will buy another one of these hydrangea's. Love them too.  Although they are tricky too prune. 

I am not sure how long this blissful state will last, but I am loving it. Probably until 6:30 AM when my alarm goes off.  YES I said 6:30, to me summer hours have begun and I can sleep will 6:30 instead of the usual 5:30 AM.

Side note~ My cleaning lady was here today and she is so so funny, she has been cleaning for us for a while now but I rarely get to see her, she is usually here when I am working, I enjoyed our conversation. Just thought I would throw that in there. 

I probably should be upstairs creating something but in this blissful state I do what my muse tells me and he (yes its a guy...why not? ) has not told me to get up yet. So I am here just chillin' out enjoying time go by, every minute. I am so ecstatic to know that I can find happiness alone and that I depend on no one else to give it to me, and better yet no one can take it away... although that may seem common to most, for a long time I thought that my happiness depended on others, I am wiser now :) I hope you are all doing something you enjoy everyday! Something  just for you! Hugs......Roni

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Classes




I am posting two of the things I made in classes I have taken in June and May. I have been going one Sunday a month to The Scrappers Cove, a LSS, and taking a class. That has been a treat for myself. 
The first is a class is for a summer chipboard album using Acrylic and Chipboard. I LOVED this class and how the book turned out. It was a lot of work, especially this little mermaid, they used quickkutz and believe me there were lots of tiny pieces, but I love how it turned out and I can't wait to fill it with our summer adventures!

The next I was a bit disappointed, I signed up for a class thinking we were going to learn different coloring techniques using copics, that is how the class was advertised, instead we spent THREE hours creating this book...that we can use on our own to "Figure out" the different techniques. Not exactly what I had in mind. Lets see how long this stays empty lol, the book is cute, it has various paper mediums to experiment with, I am afraid to stamp in it for fear I will mess it up! It is still overall a really cute book!

Bridging from Brownie's to Junior's



Well the ceremony for Jordan's bridging from Brownie to Girl Scouts was nice. Mom, Colby, Sam and I were all there to see Jordan become a Girl Scout! or a Junior is what they call the girls in green, they are all Girl Scouts. This is her 5th year in the organization and I think it is a great thing for young girls. Her troop is wonderful and her leaders are great. Most troops had one or two girls bridging but her troop has been together since Kindergarten and they have all pretty much remained active, one or two dropping along the way. I was a girl scout growing up and have lots of wonderful memories to share with her as she experiences her soon to be memories, time goes so fast, Enjoy the Now!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Cleaning



Hi everyone! This is just going to be a short post, I am waiting for my mom and brother to get here, Jordan is having her "Bridging" ceremony today where she crosses over from a Brownie to a Girl Scout! I can't believe she is old enough to be a girl scout already. I will post more later with some pics, hopefully I will be able to get some good ones.
Today was spent with a  close friend of mine, he is such a sweetheart! I can't begin to tell you but he reads my blog from time to time so I won't say too much, his head may start to grow lol.But he is fab!  Anyway, he is a man after my heart (literally) but he cleans and organizes how many men do that? I was cleaning my pantry today, he was over, I guess that was kind of rude, but he was ok with it, in fact he stepped right in and helped. He actually took the lead because he is the "master organizer".  I thought I was bad (in a good way) but he is way better at organizing than I am, I feel a little competition coming on.
 I had so much expired food, you would not believe it.  I had to throw loads away and my extra large garbage outside is full! But my pantry looks a lot better and most of all, I know what I have and what I need! Do you ever realize when you shop you tend to get the same things over and over, I had like 3 and 4 of the same things, rather crazy if you ask me. My goal is to keep it this way (with the help of the kids) and to stock it with all healthy choices for me and the kids. Check out the pics!
OK well maybe this was not that short, but I had to share, be back soon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Has it been since May that I have been on here? I promised to write more and what do I do, write less. I have been super busy at work so I have not a minute to spare to blog. The good news is that Thursday is the last day for the students and then ....peace ... for a few weeks  anyway!
I went out last night with a friend to see a new artist at the World Live Cafe in Philly, the artist is Laura Izibor and her album comes out today, she was phenomenal! I meant to get her album but didn't get it today, I will soon. There a few songs on there that remind me a special someone :) Well in my night out we were having a ball until someone spilled red wine all over my white pants! Can you believe it, messed up my pants and new silk blouse from White House Black Market, I was not happy. I continued to enjoy the show and expected him to come up after to continue to apologize, he was no where around. He did leave me his card and asked me to send him the bill, which I did this morning, let's see if he follows through. 
In addition to having wine spilled on me, my tooth broke too! Perfect timing, as if I could take a day off in the last two days of school. Let us just pray that it does not start to hurt!
I am going backwards a little now, this past weekend I had a mini- fish fry with a friend. I am not one for friend foods but this fish was sooooo good! I can't begin to tell you. I know it is not healthy to eat too much that way but I enjoyed every bite, I think the scale has , moved up 2 pounds in a couple day so I need to get back on track.
I could continue to ramble on but I think I have said enough. I am going to take some pictures of the chipboard album I made this past weekend and post them later, I just love it! I signed up for another class.
Well until later, stay dry if you are in Jersey, this weather is horrible!

Friday, May 29, 2009

TGIF

Happy Friday all! I have some me time so I am doing what I like to do, check some blogs out, look at some creations and just relax with a glass of red wine and some music. I should be asleep, catching up for some lost ZZZZ's but it is Friday night and who wants to sleep on a Friday night? Not that I am going out or anything, but I feel I will miss something if I take a nap and wake up Saturday morning. Either way I will be up at 5:30AM it is inevitable.    Colby is going to the movies with his friend, tomorrow is Jordan and Me all day. We will catch a movie, plant some flowers, go to the book store....yes we are corny, we LOVE the book store! I will squeeze some stamp time between all of the fun and it will be a great weekend! Sunday I have a copics class, I can't wait, I will be sure to take pictures and show you guys what I learn. I also have a book club meeting...fun day!
I hope to be back tomorrow with at least one card to post. If anyone has a good movie to recommend let me know!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lemons to Lemonade





Hi all, I hope you are enjoying this wonderful weather if you are in the Northeast. I had plans for yesterday (yes, even after I said I would not make plans) but they fell through. Jordan was spending the day with her Uncle Sam at the water park so I had a day Free. As a single mom I don't get many of those days so I did make plans to spend some time with a friend and visit New Hope. A place I have never been but have been wanting to see. I was looking forward to it and the day was perfect for it. Well , things happen and we weren't able to go, but I made lemonade from my lemons. I spent the day finishing up a project that I started for a swap I am in, it is due May 30th so I guess the timing was good after all. I love how these came out. They are mini stationary sets, each contains 3 cards and a bookmark. I used Papertrey DP and I absolutely love this paper, it is called raspberry fizz, I have to order more and ribbon because I used it up on this project. Well I hope you enjoy the photos. I made 5 different versions but I have to send 4 so I am posting the 4 I am sending. It was so hard to pack them up, I wanted to keep them all to send to friends,  but this just means I need to make more. Enjoy! I think I will make some cards today, or organize my closets, or power wash the patio and grill, all of these things needs to get done. Perhaps I will put the son to work, and then I can fit it all in ....until later, enjoy your day!