Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back to School ~ My Baby is a Senior!

My son is a senior! I was home today, (his 2nd day of school, but we have off) so I got to see him leaving, driving to school, no more school bus! I had a similar feeling when he went to Kindergarten, very melancholy, that was the start of his school years with mommy and this is the end! We had a few rough patches but so far we got through it all. Now College applications start and another part of his life begins, slowly separating from home and getting out on his own. The time flies so quickly and I can't say that enough, make sure you take time in between to smell the flowers, take long walks, hug your kids and don't worry so much about the toilet not being flushed lol Another era in his life means another one in mine as well,( oh wait, I still have the 9 year old lol)

What a whirlwind these last few weeks have been. I am so glad to have today and tomorrow off, just to gather myself. I still have plans for everyday but at least it will be relaxing. The business is going well so far, I will try my hardest to keep the momentum going. I am in the process of searching for people who I believe can do the business well to be my partners, so far I have a few prospects and one ready to come on board! These are exciting times and I will keep you guys posted! I am reading a book about the first year in Network Marketing and it says to stop researching and get to work lol, but I am still going to finish it! I am working too, just at my own pace, strong and steady!

I have no pictures of projects just yet, I made a few cards but nothing post worthy, as soon as I do, I will get on here with them!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Arbonne Launch

I am excited and a bit nervous about my Launch Party next week! I keep having weird dreams, so I deduce I must be a bit nervous (although I don't feel nervous) in my subconscious mind. So, if you haven't RSVP'd yet, please do so ASAP! everyone is invited :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

My Arbonne Journey Begins......

Hello my blogger friends, (always remember you were the 1st!) I expect great things to come as I continue on this mission of mine to master the art of blogging! Summer has kicked my blogging to the curb, I have been to the far East,( well not that far,just Bermuda but it is East of here!) and I have been to the far West (5 hours far! all the way to Cabo!) but I am back with a blast and have so much to share.
My News is that I have started a new venture and I am so excited about it! I am working for a company called Arbonne International, (brandy new and still training)

Arbonne International distributes skin care products unparalleled in quality and effectiveness developed in Switzerland, the company started in 1975 (yes they have been around that long!)

Arbonne's skin care products, based on botanical principles, came to the US in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through Arbonne's network of Independent Consultants.(That's me!) Arbonne's product line now includes both inner and outer health and beauty products that are unparalleled in quality, safety, value, benefits and results!

The wonderful thing about Arbonne is that it's not just about great products, it's also about great people. I have met some wonderful ladies already and they are serious, smart but fun and down to earth people, (just like me :) )so I felt I fit right in. I will take you on this journey with me through learning, experiencing and growing (hopefully) with this company....I will keep you posted as I post some giveaways, discounts and lots of fun stuff, hang in there!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Cabo Vacation

Well this is the beginning of the end of summer, I am back from Cabo and no more vacations planned :( But I had a great time~~ good food, good place, good people, would definitely return! I had some relaxing adventures such as the jazz sunset cruise, so peaceful and we got some great scenic photos I want to make into posters for my office and of course I compromised with Jerry and let him choose an activity as well. It's all about compromise right ? lol anyway his choice~~ ATV'ing ! It was my first time, I thought I was going to die! Going down the steep desert mountains, almost falling into cactus and dead tree branches, all in the name of love I was an adventure though. Everyone new I was an amateur when I showed up in white shorts and flip flops LMAO, when he showed us how to start the thing with out foot, I was like you have got to be kidding me! We had to lift the pedal with our foot to get it in gear and I had flip flops on! That was longest 3 hours of my life! He also wanted to Zip line and parasail (did I say I was afraid of heights?) I had to draw the line somewhere! Our last activity was the party boat, that was lots of fun! The food was delish! Our favorite place was Desperados, if you go to Cabo that is a must stop! We also found this little taco stand, Gordo Lele's taco stand where you get tacos for $1.50, can't beat that and they were soooo good! Thinking about it now makes me want a taco!
Here are some of the some photos to help us remember the good times we had, hope you enjoy them!
Our view from the room, bliss...

Jerry taking Pics during our ATV tour, he loves taking pic's (this is where the movie "Troy" was filmed)

Me during the ATV break (with my white shorts on~ they were brown when we finished!)

My favorite place to be at 6AM in Cabo, this is me time (Jerry sleeps till 10 but I got him up at 8 most days) I finished my bookclub book, it was great~ THE HELP

Relaxing at night by the firepit....

The view of the resort, beautiful, pure bliss....

Now off to make some cards!

Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm still here!

It's been a while, May and June are the busiest times at work and this year I didn't seem to get much time to do what I enjoy, not to mention my camera was broken and I was not happy about that. I managed to fix my camera (I was happy I didn't have to buy another new one!) and I have been the busy camper over the last few months. I recently returned from my cruise to Bermuda with Jordan, it was a nice week and Bermuda was beautiful. I got a lot of reading done because we were at sea for THREE DAYS and the pool was tiny considering the number of people trying to get in it. Check out the picture on the Lido deck and the small pool:

Needless to say I did not get in, but Jordan was like a fish in it EVERYDAY it didn't rain~

Here is a scenic view of on of the many beautiful beaches~

And lastly on our way into the Port in NY which is the way to go, no flying was the best~
Now I am washing clothes and packing for my next trip to Cabo with Jerry! I cannot wait. I promise to be back soon with more pics....really!!!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Thank You to all of the men and women who put their lives on the line for us everyday so that we can all continue to live the American Dream!
Update on my no spend month~ to sum it up, it was a complete flop from day 1! LOL I don't know what I was thinking, well it was a good thought but not realistic for me! I will try another month, perhaps in the winter. I am waiting for a sale on Wednesday already and today headed out to one of my favorite much for my no spending!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

A list of "Things That I love"

Cotton Candy

Amusement Parks

Watching my kids play with their friends


Flowers anywhere

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Rainy Days ~ Walking in the Rain

Planning and Taking Vacations

The Color Pink and Most "girly" things

Brighton Jewelry and Bags

Charm Bracelets

Red Wine

The Sound of Birds Singing in the morning

The Wind

My Home

Shopping all day!

The Water (Pool, Beach, Lakes) I love the serenity of water...

My mothers Chicken and Dumplings

Spending time with Jerry

Creating new things

Watching my children grow into who they are and wondering who they will become....

My Family

Being a mom.........

Monday, April 19, 2010


I just ordered my camera battery so I am hopeful that I will have something to show you soon. I do have some news though for whoever is reading....I have decided that May will be my "No Spend Month". I will budget a certain amount for gas and minimal for food ( we will have to be creative with what's in the house) and I vow not to spend anything on impulse purchases for the entire month! That means no going to Target and only getting things that are necessities. I will of course have to share this with the kids, Jordan I don't foresee having a problem, Colby on the other hand will take some adjusting. The hardest sell will be myself. I am confident that there will be nothing I absolutely "need" but I am sure I will find a lot of "WANTS" It is Jerry's birthday month but I am sure he will understand (right honey?) he is the one who has made me the budget conscious girl that I am(aspire to be) after all! During this month I will track my spending by the week, of course I will pay household bills, insurance,credit cards etc... this is purely the "other" spending that I am curtailing. I am hopeful that it will make me appreciate (and use) what I have.
Wish me luck! I will BBL with some pics, (as soon as my battery charger gets here!)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Treasure Each Moment

I am sooo sorry I have not been on in such a long time! I have been running around doing everything but what else is new? My camera is still broken and I have not been able to share my creations, but I have been creating, just not sharing. Life is good....I am looking forward to the summer, this year I have two vacations planned, making up for last year, I can't believe I did not go away last year, that is a first.
I know I have mentioned my cruise to Bermuda with Jordan,my Aunt Betty and cousin Judyya, I am soo looking forward to that!

I am also going to CABO SAN LUCAS with the BF {did I tell you how adorable and loving he is :) }, I am REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT!! OK, I don't want to sound too excited but the place is gorgeous,beautifu, breathtaking! I will be sure to take lots of pics, I have already started an album for both trips.

One thing I am not happy about is the grass growing in my yard, well I am happy I have grass but this year I have vowed not to hire someone to cut my lawn when I have a willing and able 17 year old who needs to start working for gas money. Today was a SMH day, he doesn't know how to start the lawn mower up! I am smiling because I know this part of his life only happens once and I adore him so, all I can do is smile and hope he figures it out, I am putting that responsibility on him and I will keep you posted.
In the meantime, Jordan just learned to do a cartwheel and she is soooo excited, again, I am smiling because that too only happens once in life, and the fact that it has brought so much joy to her world, the simple fact that she can now do a cartwheel, what will it be next year?
Enjoy each day with your loved ones, don't count down the days too quickly. This day only comes once in a lifetime...Until later ....smoochers

Saturday, February 20, 2010

LaZy SatUrDay

Have you ever had one of those days that you just can't seem to get it together. Well today was that day for me,a busy week and a busy Friday lead me to a relaxation Saturday! I didn't even go outside. The BF that I have been seeing for almost 10 months now asks me, "do you ever have a day that you just stay in?" LOL I guess we need to start spending some more QT together so he REALLY gets to know me... I was like you don't know? SMH he is so cute...adorable really! LOL
We have also decided we were going to start talking in text lingo more, just because we are silly. I told my son and he said who does that? LMAO so if you have any ideas LMK so I can step up my game. By the way, here is a picture of my BF, he is amazing

He only gets this way when he is happy jk .....ROFLOIHM
OK enough silliness for now, I am going to finish up some projects and I hope to BBL to post some pics for you.
BBFN~ Smoochers

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Colby

My baby turned 17 yesterday! HE was born during a blizzard in 1993 and of course it snowed all day yesterday, 17 years later to the day! We managed to dig ourselves out and went on a mad hunt to find an open restaurant (no easy task) it was like ghost town on the roads, everyone was afraid to drive but the roads were not bad. We found one about 30 minutes away and he, his girlfriend, his best friend and of course Jordan and I had a wonderful birthday celebration! We will of course have a proper dinner at a really nice restaurant in 2 weeks when the snow melts. He is looking forward to that and so am I. The entire family will be together (well immediate anyway), that will be nice for him. Of course he is mainly looking forward to the lobster buffet, he and his best friend Mike were talking about it last night, mouth watering wishing the burgers they were eating were the unlimited lobster (they have never seen that and trust me, it is high class and delicious) and shrimp bar. He is even more excited about his driving test. We have 18 inches of snow and he still wants to take his test tomorrow! I told him he would be guaranteed to fail. Momma knows best.
I wanted to share a project I made too, isn't this the cutest? Someone will get a treat in this for valentines day!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Colby's Junior Prom

I can't say enough how time flies. It seems like last week I was riding him to his 8th grade dance, and a year ago we were at his pre-school graduation. Yesterday I had the opportunity to bring my handsome son and his beautiful date to his Junior Prom! He was not going to attend but with mom's encouragement he gave in and they had a wonderful time!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekend Projects!

I worked on these projects yesterday, had a very productive day and I am finally getting to use some of my stuff! This one is from a kit I got from an ABAC swap and one of my darling Sisters will be receiving this, it was fun putting together

The next are some cards using Paper Trey Inc stamps and paper, it was harder than I though, I don't have that many stamp sets from them, only about 4 so I used my favorite:

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Happy Weekend

I am so caught up on all of my projects, I have rehired my cleaning lady ( you could never understand how letting her go effected my well being!) and I am RELAXED! My dear Jordan has two playmates over so that gives me time for me! My son is with his dad (need that son and father time!) and I am in my craft room listening to a book on tape for my book club meeting which is next week!
In between I wanted to take a break and post a couple of projects I have been working on. The first one is going to my BF,I know it is kind of pink but that represents something that he understands so hopefully that is ok, do you think its too feminine? I hope not, well it is supposed to be because it is from me and it represents who I am lol

The next is a project I am working on for my Friday Night Card making Club, we don't actually meet but we are a group of women that love the craft and send cards to each other monthly. All with a theme or technique assigned by one of the group members.We just started last month and if you look back a few posts you will see the card I sent for that month. I took pictures of the process, just to show you how I assemble in steps. The challenge was to use something recycled, I used an old book that was going to be thrown out by the librarian of Jordan's school, and Jordan didnt want it so hey, it is recycled right? I used the pages (very antiquelike) to make the flower! I wish I could say it was an original idea but it was not, I found the idea on one of the many blogs I love to visit, can't recall which one though....enjoy

Sunday, January 10, 2010

PTI Notepads

Quick post to show you what I worked on yesterday. These are the mini notebooks from the PTI free template! They are so fun to make and to use. I made these for a swap, can't wait to see what I get back!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Today is a very restful Saturday. THe past few have been spent running around doing a little bit of everything. Today I want to spend time doing the things I love to do to relax. So I got a book on disc to listen to as I create some craft projects. I just gave Jordan the notice to vacate my room because mommy needs some "me" time today. She was ok with it as long as I didn't give her a list of chores to do, she will be fine. Although she will have to work in some math practice sometime today!
One announcement I have to make is that I will be cruising for sure this year! To Bermuda! The ship has been booked and I am sooo ready! I also start my 30 day workout challenge today. I have lost a lot of weight in the last year and I want to keep it off and firm up and get my blood flowing and cholesterol lowered, so many reasons to exercise! I don't know why I find it so difficult to get started! I was also very happy to learn today that my one glass of wine with dinner has helped my good cholesterol! So I will be going to pick up another bottle for the week :)
I want to share a card with you I created with a special person in mind. I wasn't going to post it for fear he may see on here but maybe not, or maybe I will change up and create a different one. After all we have over a month before V Day!