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 ~ 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


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


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!