Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Family Traditions

As you read in my previous post...I don't have any pictures of Christmas handy. So I am adding a link to my sister's blog so you all can see this years Underwear Tree! It's a great but random tradition that everyone loves to hear about! Check it out!

Cleaning Bug

I got was a good bite though. It got me to clean out our closet! I filled 5 bags with clothes and shoes...not sure where I found that much clothes to get rid of, but I did. One bag belonged to the Mr...I promise he checked it all out before saying goodbye and I got the thumbs up on everything but one sweater! I even filled one of my vacuum bags with clothes I swear will fit again eventually...but it's not a New Years goal cause those don't work. They are clothes that are too close to say goodbye to, but I did say ttfn to the ones I believe to be hopeless. You know, the clothes I wore in college that didn't fit before I had a baby. Why on earth will they fit after? Sorry self, but those jeans are water polo season jeans...and I don't see water polo in my future anymore. All I see are the 20 lbs I lost each season, back on. (and I'm saying I found the 20 lbs from each season!)

Either way, I cleaned and I plan to clean more and more and is good! I think I will start off my New Year by boxing up Connor's baby stuff on Thursday and making room for her toddler stuff. This kid is very well off...very!

Quick Update

So Christmas was great. Santa (aka Mr) brought me a new camera, a picture printer (which is soo compact and cute), a bluetooth headset, my Keurig coffee maker and some misc scrapbooking supplies. My parents added to the collection with a cricut and I am now motivated... or getting closer to being motivated!

*please notice there are no Christmas pictures yet. I think they must be on the old camera

Saturday was spent with family, again, celebrating Muffin's (aka niece) birthday! Connor enjoyed some good usual.Hannah enjoyed the great birthday singing...notice her and Connor wore matching dresses. Thanks Grandma Hootie! Geoffrey the Giraffe had to fill in for Connor in this picture. Jack and Hannah wanted their picture taken with her, but apparently she wasn't in the mood!Sunday Connor and I caught up with our friends Melissa and Julia.We did some shopping, enjoyed some dinner, and then let the kiddies play in the back of their truck while we exchanged gifts.
I love seeing Connor playing with someone her own age. It reminds me how big she is getting, and fast! I am blessed to have such a great friend with such a great kid for play couldn't have worked out any better!

Aren't they so cute together? Thanks Mel!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Round 2

Oops, I did it again!I started an Etsy shop for my piggy banks and signs. So far I only have Xmas signs up because i haven't had any time to make others...but I do plan to expand soon and add more inventory. When time permits that is.

Please note-the hair clippies were a phase and I have yet to attempt to sell anymore. I still have some if anyone wants a set, but I am keeping the extra cute ones for my own kid. Don't worry, I am sure I will have more 'phases' as craft ideas come my way and I promise to share.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

i won! i won! i won!!!!!

Did I mention I won at bunco tonight? And not only did I win... I won for having the MOST wins!!! It's been one year and I have finally won. I also hosted, which I LOVE. It gives me a reason to clean the house AND a deadline to get up all my xmas decorations. I would post pictured but I'm sitting on the couch, watching tv, posting from my crackberry and NOT cleaning... at all. (Does it count that I just spent the hour before my couch potato moment cleaning the mess? Looks great so I don't care).

Oh yeah, and not only did I win (remember I won!) Tina won, AND Carmen won (who did me a favor and filled in this afternoon last minute!) Yeah for ME AND my friends!!! Thanks for helping me out tonight Tina, it was great.

Back to tv... And doing NOTHING!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

GuacaMOOOOLEEE Anyone?

"Do I look amused Mother?"Lunchtime with the ladies at work on Monday.
My lil' double, make that triple...or quadruple.

Playtime with the Camera

Here is baby cheese ball and daddy cheese ball. Andres told her to smile for mommy and this is the smile i get! Here is the close up...isn't she the cutest!
Learning to work the camera at such a young age...that's my girl!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Scribble It GIVEAWAY!!!!

I would love to win this great piece! So Cute!!!
Scribble It GIVEAWAY!!!!

A New Look

We bought this table for Connor at Ikea a while back, with the intention of making it better!
So I finally sat myself down and got to work. Here is step one with the 2 shades of pink.
And the final result...added few dingleballs and it's brand new!
The MR. said it looks a bit 'mexican' with the fringe...but I actually like it. Simple and fun! I could add a set of bull horns to the side and hang CD's from the bottom....but that wasn't really the look I was aiming for. Besides, Connor's a halfer so a little 'mexican' is ok with me!

Monday, December 1, 2008


Christmas Decorating- Part 1

My mom and I hit up Michaels and Joanns yesterday for more crafting supplies. That's when it hit me! I have my own staircase to decorate this year!!!!! How exciting is that? So I bought a couple strands of garland and worked my magic. What do you think? (picture is pretty dark, but it's garland with red ribbon and lights...lots of lights!)
I think I may buy some christmasy things to hang and attach still...but it's a start!

I even made my own bow to match!

This decorating a house instead of an apartment for Christmas deal is pretty great!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

I Heart Black Friday!

The day started out great. I was up and going by 4 and heading to Kohls to meet up with mom, heidi and shirley.
Here's a brief list of the stores we hit:
Sams Club
*Break for Breakfast
Then we hit the mall which included but not limited to:
The Avenue
Pac Sun, etc...
then back to Sears to pick up the big items
Target (my favorite!)
Kohls again to get my car
Pick up Connor (my mr did a great job of watching her for me all day so i was MUCH more productive! Thank You!)
Heidi's to exchange purchases
Mom's to unload
Dinner with mom, mel, ian and connor
Then HOME!

It was a LONG day, but oh so worth it. I will be out again next year!!

Thankful for Lots!

"Everyone is Thankful for ME!"
Thanksgiving was a good day. It started when Connor woke up and found that TurkeyClaus came and brought her a kitchen sink! TurkeyClaus made Connor's mommy proud by providing her with a tool to learn how to clean at such an early age! Not too sure why she wanted to climb in, but she did clean some of her cups!
Next we headed to my sister-in-laws to hang out with family.
Celina (MIL), my Mr, and Michelle (SIL)Grammy with her granddaughters, D and ConnorDaddy was making balloon hats...random, but they loved it!Who needs turkey, when you have balloons!That is, till it pops in your mouth (notice the red, teary eyes!!)
*I hope Santa notices the quality of my pictures are a bit low...maybe he will bring me a new camera to capture clearer Kodak moments!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone...hope it was fulfilling in more ways than one.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey Day is Good

Happy Thanksgiving loyal readers!
I am sure none of you will read this post till Friday or Saturday...or Monday or so. But I still wish you a happy turkey day/or hope you had a good turkey day.
I am excited to work off that food friday friday shopping! fun, fun, fun! Maybe I'll share some great buys with you later...when I find my camera charger again...I need to put a bell on that thing.

Great Giveaway-Part 1,1013

Check out SITS's blog for this great giveaway. It's a vacuum...I heart vacuums. Actually, my new additicion is carpet steam cleaners. They are great and so easy to use!!! I just heart clean.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Time to Celebrate!

I got my laptop back last night and it's very exciting! Our dearest daughter decided she wanted to view the screen one day and pulled it a bit too hard. After 3 weeks at HP, it's repaired and good as new...all covered under the warranty. Thanks for taking it my mr., I'm glad to have it back.

Be Merry!

Check out the project my sister and I accomplished this weekend. Super Cute and Simple!
You can check out her Thanksgiving banner here!
*thanks for the pic Heidi, I can't find my charger to take my own.

I've got Gas

Holy Moly! I just FILLED my gas tank for $30.10!!!
Just thought I would share my excitement.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Twitard Update

Many (meaning 2) people left comments asking my opinion on the movie so here it is:

A bit Awkward with an extra serving of cheese.

Sorry folks...not so impressed here. Edward was still rather dreamy to watch, but I think his attempt at an American accent messed with his delivering of lines. And Bella was just awkward. I never really fell for her fits (reference hospital scene 1 and 2) but did feel her and Edward had some chemistry. I mean, check them out here in this pic...who wouldn't watch? (btw~i think that is James in the picture on the right...that long hair did not do him well!)
But I will admit one thing...they plan to make book 2 already and I am in. The good news about this one is...while the cast has signed on already, the director has not. I am crossing my fingers for a new director in the hopes she will move the cheese...with her!

My lil' Al

I definetely think this will be a blackmail picture in the years to come. Move over Al Bundy...Connor's takin a nap!

Grandma Hootie Turned 50

and we celebrated with a suprise party. It was perfectly planned (thanks sisters) and she was successfully suprised. I do need to apologize for the lack of pictures taken...this one consumed my night! Sorry mom...but Happy Birthday!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Guess what we are doing tonight?And guess what my mother is doing right now? Being her crafty self and making us TShirts!

I am sure I will beposting an image of those soon enough...see you at the movies!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Simple Decor

I heart Mod Podge! That stuff is great. I used it on 2 of Michelle's K's and decided to make one (or shall I say a 'C') of my own.

And this is where I decided to hang the halfway point on my staircase.

I tried finding something a while ago to place in this spot...and now I think I finally found it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Post Theft

So I just had to post this picture of Hannah even though I know Heidi will too!She is wearing the dress I wore to my Aunt Marti's wedding in 1985! Yes...I double checked my year entry and I meant to write '85...23 years ago! My mom made me this dress (and Heidi had a matching one) when we were flower girls. Isn't that a hoot. She is actually wearing it to a dance at 'the club' tonight with her Grandpa Ben. That's my niece... not afraid to bring back the '80's!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Another Great Giveaway

You may be tired of reading my posts about giveaways...but get used to it. It's my blog and I'll post what I want to. That being's another giveaway.

I would love to win this tutu (for Connor of course) so I can see how they made it so full. My last tutu project fit better on Becks (our shitzu) than Connor! Wish me luck and check it out!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

How on earth can I ever keep up?

Here is another WAY great giveaway! I want it all!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Not the Clippies AGAIN!

As you already know, I like to make things. I love finding new ideas for projects and love even more pretending they were my ideas. My only problem, I don't always have people to give my creations to. Take my clippies for instance. I have a full book of them, just sitting on my desk, waiting for an owner. I give them away every once in a while. Or I have someone who needs a set for a gift every now and then. But, in the mean time, they sit, and wait. Until now!

Check out my new clippie holder for Connor! All I did was take a picture frame, place a cute* piece of scrapbook paper on the glass and hot glue 2 strips of 1" thick ribbon around both. Then fill the sucker up! I placed my creation on her dresser and actually put one of the clips in her hair this morning. I am sure it only stayed in for about 5 minutes after I dropped her off at Tina's, and who knows if we find it after she pulls it out...but it was cute damn it!

Tonight I may begin another craft...not sure who it will be for...but I am excited either way.

*you are welcome to use ugly scrapbook paper, but please don't expect cute results like mine:)

Wait Edward...I'm On My Way!

Check me out! I bought my ticket to see Edward with the girls at midnight Thursday. Talk about dedication...

Mom-prenuer Shop a Thon

Check out tip junkie for some great giveaway opportunites for the next 12 days!
I would just like to add that I am feeling really good about this giveaway...I think this may be the one where I actually win something.