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.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Christmas List

My brother in law made me a cup of coffee with his cool coffee maker and I was sold!

I loved it so much, I added it to my Christmas list. It makes single serve cups of coffee and it's SO easy. The funny thing is...after he showed it to me I was reading the paper this weekend and found it on sale at 3 different stores. Then I went to Macy's and saw it on sale there. THEN, I was reading a blog post and someone has a link to a giveaway! Wish me luck...

Check out this giveaway!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Oh Happy Day

Happy Birthday Aunti Lisa! ....... .......

So we have been out of a dependable and working hot water heater for over a week and it sucks! Andres has been able to go into the garage and get it to turn on for a limited period of time, long enough to run a quick bath for Connor and have enough WARM water left for me. What a biotch this is! I hate not having HOT water to wash dishes, wash loads of white clothes, and shave without goose legs are hating me lately. And, while Andres is quick to offer his hot water working's still a pain.

on that note, please don't be frightened if we ask to use your restroom...I promise to clean up after myself and bring my own towels.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Scratching the Itch

I did it.

last night I:
cleaned my bathroom
cleaned the loft
washed Connor's chair cover
loaded and started the dishwasher
swept the kitchen
put Connor's laundry away (not my favorite!)
dusted the living room
painted more K's (I'm getting closer Michelle!)
finishes my couch cover sewing project for Tina
cleaned up my sewing mess
then went to bed...

Thursday, November 6, 2008


I like to clean. So much that I am sitting at my desk (on my extended 'smoking break' of course) thinking about what I am going to clean tonight....Is that strange?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Our little Dorothy followed the candy filled road in Redlands Friday night!And was the cutest Dorothy we saw all night!
Andres helped her with the first round of houses while I took on the second. This was her expression for most of the night, overwhelmed and expressionless pretty much.And these guys may have been the reason she felt a bit overwhelmed. There were a couple streets out there that were decked out with major halloween fun. I was amazed at how much time and effort these people put in to spreading the ghostly spirit!This is our poodle friend Madison and someone's real poodle!We had a lot of fun, trick-or-treating the night away. Connor was out cold before we got home so dad and I had to help eat her loot. I love this age!