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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to wish all my blog friends a Merry Christmas. I will be off the next two days. I still have a ton of things to get done before Christmas morning. I hope this holiday finds you and your family happy and healthy! XOXO

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Snow Pics

Well I remembered tonight to upload my pics from the weekend on to my computer. I just got some new Fancy Pants Paper, Arctic Chill that will go perfect with my pics. Now if anyone knows where I can get some snowflake chipboard LMK.



Jeffrey and Jamie

The kids had so much fun playing in the snow. They didn't want to go in. I had to bribe them with hot chocolate LOL.

Brrr it's cold outside

Well we just got back yesterday from spending the weekend in South Lake Tahoe. It was so cold. It snowed the entire time we were there. It was really beautiful watching everything turn white. I am sure some of you who have snow all winter long probably think no biggie. LOL Well since where I live it does not snow (thankfully) I can appreciate it in short spurts. I am typically someone who does not enjoy winter what-so-ever! Well except for Christmas. :) I still need to upload my pics of the kids playing in the snow when I get home. I will try to post some of them later this week.

Also, some of you might remember me telling you about my son participating in his school's Oral Language Faire. Well the first round of competition was today. The verdicts in and they made it to District Finals! YAY!!! So next month they will be competing against other kids in their grade level from other schools. I am so proud of him. Can't wait to get home and hear all about it. Well that is about it in a nutshell for now. I am working on my x-mas cards. Slowly but surely. LOL This is the latest I have mailed them in a very long time! Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Are you done yet?

With your Xmas shopping? I'm not. I still have to figure out a few gifts. Plus one I bought online came damaged and of course now they are all sold out online and in the store. Figures! Well last Sunday I was shopping a Kohl's and Jamie picked out a pair of holiday earrings. She will have had her ears pierced for about 6 weeks next week. Figured the girl needed some holiday jewelry LOL

Anyways here are a couple cards that I made this week. Played around with a new stamp that I have and some Cosmo papers that needed to be used

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

So I was tagged TWICE

But they were for the same set of questions/rules. So thank you Laura and Debbie LOL. So here we go!!

Here are the 7 things you may not know about me:

1) I hate bridges, all kinds, it can be a big huge one like the Golden Gate or a little foot bridge going over a little stream. HATE THEM! Weird I know

2) Cilantro is gross. I won't touch it. Makes me want to hurl LOL

3) A million years ago, ( well not quite a million) I wanted to be a Physical Therapist. Yea not gonna happen.

4) I am a Disney fanatic. I would go to the parks every month if I could afford it and lived a little bit closer. Matter of fact I think I like Disney more than my kids LOL

5) I wish I had the natural born talent to sing, cuz I don't, not even close!

6) I still keep in contact with my Kindergarten teacher. Do you??

7) And last but not least, I have read all four Twilight saga books 3 TIMES! And when I get them back from my Best friend I will be starting them again. Can we say obsessed? Still trying to figure out when I can go see the movie AGAIN LOL.

Have a great day everyone. I should have some cards to share with you tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Yes Really....

Two days in a row. I figure I have lots of catching up to do.

So yesterday I got to get out of work early because Jeff was stranded in the Grocery store parking lot. His battery finally pooped out in his car and jumping it was not cutting the mustard. So I flew up the highway to go rescue him and then flew over to the school to pick little Jeffrey up. I mean it when I say I flew. Well almost, I was driving fast enough that it sure felt like it. LOL.

When I got to the school I got a chance to talk to Jeffrey's teacher which I don't get to do very often. He had stayed after school to practice his part in a skit some students in his class are doing. Our school district has this thing every winter called the Oral Language Faire. Kids from each grade compete in front of a panel of judges. They act out a story or poem, something along those lines. Each school has one group from each grade that moves on to the district competition. SO anyways, I am really proud of Jeffrey for doing this. Last year his teacher wanted him to do it but he would have been by himself. He was not ready for that. This year his teacher has set up half a dozens kids to work together. She said he was doing great, knew his part and helped keep the other kids on track. Proud Mom can you tell? Remember he is only 7 and last night he performed it for me while I was working on dinner. Very cute! I hope they move on.

Well enough of that. Here are a couple projects that I created over at Crop Addict last month with our Sponsor Tada Creative Studios. Love thier papers

Well thats it for now. I am sure you will be seeing more of me this week!

Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm so embarassed

TWO MONTHS since I have blogged. I cannot believe I have let it go that long. Shameful really. I am sure there is a ton to catch up on. Let me just start by what this last weekend entailed LOL. We had our sorority x-mas party on Saturday. We went out to dinner and then saw Forever Plaid. It's a little musical. I enjoyed it! We got to meet the actors after the show. Cute guys! Here are a couple pics from the night

Me and my Girl Ali

Me and KP

Friday night we dropped the kids off with my mom and Jeff and I went out to dinner and then saw Four Christmases. Freaking Funny! Got to go see it!

And for good measure here is an ornament I made out of a paper mache box that I picked up at Mike's this weekend.


I know I have a bunch of other scrappy projects as well as a couple tags that I have to get caught up on. I promise I will work on those this week.

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Lots to Share

Well now that my busy September is over I can get back to the important task of updating here LOL. I have lots of projects to share. Just got done with my CT assignments for Crop Addict. This month our Sponsor is Scenic Route. I had the entire Sonoma line to play with! Loved this line. Here is a mini album I made.

And this is from Kristin (Jeff's Cousin) 21st birthday. That is my little sis on the left.

We have a huge crop coming up next weekend at Crop Addict too! You don't want to miss that!

So lets see what else is new with me?? Well since the last time I posted Jeff and I celebrated his 35th birthday. Sorry no pics of that. My FIL took the kids for the weekend and Jeff and I got a date weekend :) We went shopping. Out to eat and to the movie. We went and saw Hancock with Will Smith. We have this old theatre that plays the older movies that are already out of the big theaters. We only have to pay $3.75 Each! Talk about a cheap date! Next week will be another busy week. I have a meeting, A Broadway series show and New Kids Concert all lined up. So don't expect much from me next week. It will take everything I got to not fall asleep at work next week LOL. Well I guess that is it for now. If you got through all that Thank you! You Rock!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A couple more projects to share and another Fashion No No

Ok first off I know I am no Heidi Klum but I like to think I have some idea of what looks nice on myself. Lately I have noticed another fashion NO NO (remember my Skinny jeans gripe). I HATE seeing women walk around in shoes that are TOO BIG! I do not want to see you walking in a pair of high heels that you have to clomp around in so that they stay on your feet! It just makes you look stupid. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE buy a pair of shoes that FIT for crying out loud! You are not 3 years old anymore playing in mommy shoes. Geez! WHew! Ok Now that I got that off my chest here are a couple more projects that I have completed in the last week or so. First off let me say I do not really like scrapping Halloween. But My kit at Mon Ame was filled with Halloween goodness this month.

LO using Making Memories and Cosmo Cricket

And a Halloween card using Cosmo scraps

Tonight we are headed to BJ's Brewery to celebrate Jeff's Bday and his Aunt's Bday. Have a great day everyone

Monday, September 22, 2008

I've been tagged!!

I am usually not very good at playing along with these but since this one is a little different here it goes. My scrap buddy Deb is the one who tagged me :)


10 years ago I:
1. I was engaged
2. I worked full time at my first real job
3. Was planning my wedding
4. Helping Jeff pick out options for our first house
5. Bought my first new car, 98 Jeep Wrangler

5 things on today's "to do" list:
1. Work
2. Soccer Practice
3. Scrap
4. Snuggle with JJ
5. get orders for Jeffrey's fundraiser

5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Chips and salsa
2. Honey BBQ Fritos
3. Brownies, no nuts
4. Dark Chocolate
5. Choc/PB Chex mix

5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. Buy a house in Hawaii
2. Build a bigger house
3. Quit work
4. Set up a trust fund for my kids
5. Buy me a nicer car

5 places I have lived:
1. Sacramento, CA
2. Marysville, CA
3. Back to Sacramento
4. Gold River, CA
5. Rancho Murieta, CA

5 jobs I have had:
1. TCBY Yogurt
2. Store Cashier/produce clerk
3. Back to TCBY
4. Biller for a University Hospital
5. Back to the Hospital to do medical billing

I am tagging:
Julie O.
Leslie A.

Rules: Each player answers the question themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blog and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person that tagged you know when you've answered the questions on your blog.

I also have some scrappy projects to share. Can you believe it? I made this LO for a crop challenge over the weekend at
Mon Ame. Most everything on here is Making Memories, Addie collection

And this one is my first ever 6x12 page. I used the scrappy formula at CMK. Used a lot of Creative Cafe products.

That is it for now. I hope you all had a great weekend!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Don't forget to come crop with me!

Mon Ame's Crop starts tonight and goes until Sunday. Come stop by and play. There will be lots of fun challenges, games and prizes to be won. Grand Prize is TWO lines from Cosmo Cricket.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Skinny Jeans Tip of the Day!

How about you just don't wear them unless you are built like Kate Moss! I guess not feeling well has me feeling a little testy eh? Seriously though... I really do not like this trend. Only about 1% of women can really pull this look off. And Women like me who have some hips are just $hit out of luck. Don't even get me started on GUYS wearing skinny jeans. Ick! Maybe I should just start pegging my jeans again and wearing double socks! LOL

I'm Here!!

Ok sorry about being MIA. The conference for my sorority is now over. Everything went well. But now I have a cold. Been out of work the last 2 days. I dragged my butt back in to work today. I wanted to share with you guys a fun crop this weekend.

Papier Amour Online Crop @ Mon Ame Memories

Come join us starting at 6:00pm CST Friday September 19th-21st for our first crop here at Mon Ame Memories. The Design Team will be having inspirational and motivational challenges, games, chatting and lots of fun. We will crown a Queen of the Crop who will win a nice prize pack and we will have some other prizes you can have a chance at winning as well.

Register for the message board/gallery and introduce yourself to get ready to have some fun with us. We hope to see you for our first ever Online Crop at Mon Ame Memories.

The winner of the crop will receive an awesome prize pack from COSMO CRICKET!

Here is everything you will get
Grand Prize

I hope you get the chance to come and play with me this weekend over at Mon Ame

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jamie's first day of Preschool

This girl has been dying all summer to go back to school. She was very disappointed this morning when she found out she does not have school tomorrow LOL. She couldn't wait to wear her new outfit. She proudly stated that she thought her teachers would think she looked cute in her new outfit LOL. She is such a poser. I swear I did not tell her to stand like that LOL.

Well off to a busy weekend. Jeffrey has his first soccer game tomorrow afternoon. Then I have a sorority meeting Sunday evening. Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy Anniversary!! To Me!!

Jeff and I are celebrating 9 years of marriage today. I cannot believe how fast time flies.

So if any of you are interested (or not) I am gonna tell you our little love story LOL. I met Jeff 12 years ago when I was 18. Yes I know I was young. He started working for the phone company out here the same time as my mom did. All I knew is that he was fresh out of college and drove a porsche. Come on what teenage girl ins't going to be wishing for a date? LOL. Now you are probably thinking that my mom set us up? Nope not my mom. Another lady that worked with him knew that my mom had a daughter and that Jeff was single. SO she orchestrated the whole thing. He called me that same week (with mom's permission of course) We talked for hours. Our parents hated it because we lived far enough away from each other that the 3 hour phone calls were long distance! By our third date he brought me to his grandmothers 70th birthday party. LOL Not your typically date. I loved that his family was such an important part of his life. We have been together ever since. Now I am not saying we have a perfect marriage by any means. I mean does anyone really have a "perfect" marriage? We have found what works for us. That's all I can ask for. Love you Jeff.

Here is a pic from our wedding. Geez we were so young!

And this is us about a month ago

Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Wednesday and New Contest @Crop Addict

Halfway thru the week already. Helps it was a short week for me at work anyways. Did you NKOTB fans get your CD yesterday? I did. Woke up extra early before work so that I would have enough time to download and burn it before I had to leave. Have you seen their new video ?? --> SINGLE Hot Damn! No laughing at me!! I like feeling like I am 13 again LOL.

Ok on to Contest Info. We are having a Dreamstreet LO Contest at Crop Addict Come on over and enter. The winner will receive some Dreamstreet goodies. Here are a couple projects that I made with yummy Dreamstreet papers

On another note. I just got done reading the rough draft of Midnight Sun. I am so sad that right now SM does not plan to finish this story. I hope that one day maybe she will change her mind. I loved reading from Edwards perspective. To whomever made the horrible choice to publish online the rough draft thank you for damaging the magic that is Twilight. Millions of fans are now going to be heartbroken because of your error in judgement.

Ok enough of that I am gonna go watch my boys again ^^^^ :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Mon Ame Memories Kit Reveal

I am in love! I got my hot little hands on the card kit and the Halloween kit from Mon Ame this week. First the card kit comes with the best quality cards you have ever seen!

here are a couple little creations with the card kit

And the Halloween Kit is wonderfull All kinds of goodies just realeased at CHA. Here are a couple projects I did with the kit

Be sure to check back all week. I have all kinds of projects to share.

Also today was Jamie's first day back at Preschool. So I will be sure to post pics of my little sweetie this week too. She was so excited, she got up extra early so mom could do her hair before I had to go to work. She had a new little outfit that she couldn't wait to show her teachers. Such a girly girl. I hope you all had a great labor day weekend. I went to Lake Tahoe with my friend Charissa. We took our little girls and scrapped all weekend! Thanks Charissa I had a blast this weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My Little 2nd Grader

Ok well he isn't so little anymore. Jeffrey started 2nd Grade yesterday. I think he was more excited than he was letting on. The poor kid got a little sun burned the day before. He was swimming all afternoon and Jeff didn't reapply sunscreen to Jeffrey after he had been in the pool for awhile (Jeff aka Dad, Jeffrey aka Son) Just in case there was any confusion going on LOL. So anyways his eyes were a little puffy. Oh well I guess I should be happy that I got a pic of him at all. I was already on my way to work by the time the bus came.

I also was able to get some scrappy time in over the weekend. Tina over at CMK had challenged us to scrap a transparency. I had never done that and knew I had some around my scrap room waiting to be used. So here is what I came up with. Everything is Pink Paislee Spring Fling Line.

And I finally dug into my Pink Paislee Pop Fashion. I have been afraid to use it because I didn't want to ruin it. I love this line so much I might just hoard it LOL. But I did manage to make a LO. This is of me and Steph at my 30th Bday that she threw me. A surprise Martini Party

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you are all having a great week.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A little entertainment for you

Jamie was in a performing mood the other night. Pretty sad when a 4yo is singing about heartbreak LOL

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Never-ending Game!

Seriously! Ok so I posted on Tuesday about how I was taking my son to go see a ballgame. Yea well the game lasted 14 innings! YIKES! I told him when it hit the top of the 12th that we had to go home. It was after 10pm already and we live about 45 minutes from the ballpark. Mommy had to work the next day. Let me tell you my butt was D-R-A-G-G-I-N-G all day yesterday. It was so worth it though. My son had a great time hanging out with mom. He thanked me as he went to bed for a fun night. We had awesome seats too. I had received free tickets for a fundraiser that I had organized for my sorority. They were good for ANY seat in the house. We could have sat right behind home plate but Jeffrey wanted to be on the side. Always trying to find ways to catch a fly ball LOL. So we ended up 5 rows up from first base. Not bad for FREE seats LOL. Here is a pic of the two of us. Sorry it's blurry. It came off my phone.

I see I have been tagged too. SO I will do that post later. Thanks Marti!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I can't concentrate right now

I am tired, but that is my fault for staying up too late. I now have a headache. I feel like it is from a combo of things, tired eyes, allergies and maybe lack of caffeine. Employers really should let you take naps during work. You would think since I work for a Learning hospital that they would be forward thinkers in that respect. But alas no nappies for me. LOL. Sorry no exciting pics to share today. I am taking Jeffrey to see the Rivercats tonight when I get off work. For those who don't live near me they are the Minor League team affiliated with the Oakland A's. You all know how obsessed my son is with baseball. He is literally walking baseball encyclopedia right now. So tonight should be good times LOL. It's one last Mommy and Jeffrey day before he starts school next week. Well feels like the 3 advil I took are kicking in. Maybe it's time to get back to work! TTYL!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The New and Improved Cave!

This is what I did all weekend. And I managed to get in a few LO's.


Ok Well the top was not usually covered with that much crap! LOL. I had already started moving stuff when I took this pic. I had one more cabinet under the counter like the one on the right. Plus a Scrap Armoire and a book shelf with MORE Crap. I mean Scrap goodies. LOL.

This was to the left of my scrap desk

And now for the AFTER:

SO far this is working out soo much better. Can you tell? LOL. It really made me want to scrap. Which I did, but I can't share with you quite yet. Anyways Thanks for Looking! Have a great week everyone!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Just a Quick post

I wouldn't want to scare you off by me over posting LOL. Not much going on here. It's pretty hot here in Cali right now. Supposed to be 104 today. Yuck! Hoping to confirm some type of vacation plans tonight with Jeff. We have kinda gone back and forth on a trip for our Anniversary that is coming up. Right now I just want to go somewhere not sure that I care where it is exactly LOL. We used to vacation where and whenever we wanted. Not so much anymore. Thanks California Real Estate Market!! You are the reason I am back at work! But whatever I will save that rant for another day. I know I am spoiled. I hear all the time from my MIL that she never got to vacation like Jeff and I do when she was my age. Well then I guess I am lucky that you raised him right so that he can take me on nice vacations. Ok enough of the spoiled Brat talk. LOL. Here is a little card I made last week. TFL. Hope you all have a nice weekend.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Party Pics!

Well I finally downlaoded the pics from the Anniversary party from last weekend. I realized I didn't get very many of Jamie. Oh well. I think Kristin had to have gotten some. I am also getting really annoyed with my little pocket Camera. I have only had the thing for 6 months and the pictures seem to be getting grainier. Grr!!! I guess I am gonna have to go back to using my bigger camera. At least I know my pics will be clear. Hmm that or maybe it's time to ask Santa for a Rebel! Ya Right! I don't think Santa (aka Jeff) is going to buy me one since he just bought my little one for me LAST Christmas. A girl can dream!

Anyways here are a couple pics from the party

The Cake my friend Christine made. It was a beach themed party :)

Me and My Two Jeffs. Sounds like a sitcom to me LOL.

Well that's all folks. Hope you are having a great day!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Whew! What a Weekend

Ok so as some of you know we gave my In Laws a 40th Anniversary party last Saturday. I think we had almost 80 people there. The weather was PERFECT! I could not have asked for better weather in August. The food was great and the cake was to die for! Hopefully later this week I can show you some pics from the party. Even though it was a great party I am glad its over! I am so tired. Not to mention I kinda over did everything physically and my back was screaming at me all weekend. I guess that's the price you pay for family. I had bought one of those cheap guest books for the party and knew I wanted to cover the front. I was afraid I was gonna run out of time to do anything to it. But I was able to squeeze some scrappy time in Saturday morning. Here is the Guest book all done

Well that is about it for now. I hope you are all having a great week!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Awesome Thursday!!

I am so excited... I am happy to announce that I made the DT at Mon Ame Memories. Mon Ame carries Kits of the Month as well as a ton of different Die Cut products! You have to see this months kits here:

Thanks for letting me share my excitement. If you get the chance please stop by http://

Here is a layout I completed last week of my kids camping. I entered into The Mosy Scrapper contest . Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

It's Wednesday already?

So I have been hard at work reading Breaking Dawn! I am in love. I cannot read it fast enough! That or I just don't have enough time in the day to read as much as I would like. That's life I guess.

So Today my parents are celebrating their 31st wedding anniversary. In case any of you remember I just turned 30 a few months back? Yea I was a honeymoon conception LOL. I am very proud of my parents for being married this long. There have been plenty of times where that could have changed. But they stuck it out and now I think they are happier than they have been in a long time. You always hear about the bad marriages but it's nice having those good ones surround you! My IL's will be celebrating 40 years on Sunday as well as Jeff's Grandparents would have been celebrating 60 years this Sunday too. I hope it is not to hard on his Grandma this year. It will be her first anniversary without Alex. I am sure we will all be thinking about him this weekend. I know it's not forever or really any long length of time but Jeff and I will be celebrating our 9th Anniversary this year. I think that is pretty damn good considering I was married at 21. Ok so enough of the anniversary talk.

I will leave you with a LO that I got done over the weekend. My fingers took a beating on this one but that's ok because it was worth it to me. It's mostly Fancy Pants stuff. I cut the flower out and glittered it. As well as the button in the center of the flower. It's kinda hard to tell in this pic. A little back story to the title too. This pic is from our camping trip over the 4th of July. Jamie loved going to the beach but not to swim. She sat on shore and made mud pies all weekend. She kept telling me "MOM I am making Mushy Gushy!" Don't ask me where she came up with that! LOL Her bathing suit has mud sealed into it now. The thing was brand new! Oh well, that's what I get for taking a nice new suit camping LOL

i hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Monday Monday!

Here it is the start of another new week. This week is a little busy for us. Today is my MIL's Bday! Happy Birthday Carol. We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate. Yay! We (Jeff, His Sis Melissa and I) Are throwing them an anniversary Party on Saturday. They will be celebrating 40 years! How awesome is that? SO this week I will be busy getting last minute details done before the party. Would you believe that I actually got in a ton of scrappy time this weekend? Well maybe not a ton but much more than usually. Here are a couple things I managed to create this weekend. Have a great week everyone