Friday, May 29, 2009


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 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!

Monday, May 18, 2009

My inspiration

Well not exactly paradise but this photo is my inspiration to keep going.  Usually this time of year I am looking forward to a vacation but since we have cancelled the cruise, I have no plans. 

When I was sulking about not having anywhere to go this summer, a good friend told me that it is never too late, I have to start somewhere, even if it is just a tent in the backyard (he is so sweet). I was thinking more like a beach in Maui.... He has inspired me to keep keep my head up and start doing! I have all summer and I will take full advantage of my time. 

I do claim to be adventurous, so why not set out on weekend adventures?  I know this is going to be a great summer! 

I am a planner, anyone who knows me knows that, but this summer I am going out on a limb and I refuse to plan. I will take it as it comes and I will share my adventures with you. It may not be Maui but it will be a hell of a time wherever it takes me. Life is not about the destination, it is about the road traveled and I  will make this summer a memorable one~ more to come....

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thoughts for today and tomorrow .....

Today is a day of fresh starts, new beginnings, a time to reflect on the past and move to the future with hope and enlightenment. This is like a new dawn, a new year for me.I have grown in abundance from life's experiences and I am wiser now, I am stronger and I have faith that tomorrow will bring a multiplicity of experiences from which I will continue to grow and learn. I aspire to surround myself with people that are positive, encouraging, self-assured, humble, clever and most of all, fun loving. These are my thoughts for today ......

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Belated Mothers Day!

Hi guys, sorry it has been a while, I say that a lot don't I? I have been in a funk lately that I can't seem to shake. I have been keeping really busy thinking that would make me feel better but it really hasn't. I think it is partly spring fever, part change of life and of course the change of seasons, whatever, I need a boost! A kick to get me going. I have to thank God for all of my dear friends, the cyber friends, the new friends and of course the lifelong friends, you guys help keep me going.
 Jordan comes back today from Alabama, I missed my little shadow, you don't realize what their presence means until they are gone. Even Colby was looking for her today when I got home, and all they do is fuss but they truly love each other. With just the three of us around, we look out for one another knowing that no matter what it will always be us three. OK enough of the sappy stuff, I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day.  Colby washed my car (with the help of a nice neighbor friend of ours~ my neighbors have been great through it all too!) It was a relaxing day.
 I went to Philly over the weekend to a jazz club, have never been, it was a change and I really enjoyed it. I did lose my Gucci sunglasses though and of course they didn't find them, I called but knew the answer before calling :(
My cruise to Bermuda has been cancelled, I am so disappointed, I have absolutely no vacation plans now, that is so not me.  I always have somewhere to go. I think I may take a week and go to Aruba, I just have to decide who to take and I will be gone! Let's see.... Colby had his trip to Dominican Republic, Jordan is in summer camp all summer, who will it be :) I guess you will have to wait and see......I will keep you posted!