Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Boxed In

Ahh the box house. It was basically a big cardboard box my brother and I used to play in. It had windows and a door and we got to decorate it to our liking. If you look closely at the photo you can see my name scratched in with the "drawings"

Matthew and I are 13 months apart and have always been thick as thieves.

I used orange stickles to create the glittery look. This layout was made using the August Scraptivity kit. This is not my normal "style" but I like it. :)

Friday, September 22, 2006

More $$ for supplies

Just thought Id share a way a earn a little bit more $$ for supplies. I just got a check for $36.

Survey Savvy

This site rocks. I take quick surveys and earn money each time I do. All you do is request your check. Its a free membership and they are taking new applicants.

My other favorite is Pinecone Research. If you can get in there jump on it! They rarely have open calls because they pay so well that most members dont drop them.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Im back! :)

We had a great time! The wedding was so fun and my cousin was so beautiful! She looks so so happy. Im so glad I got to go. We spent alot of time at the beach. It was so fun staying with all my family. Most of them I rarely get to see.
We left the house Sunday at 10. We then went exploring. We stopped at the Wright Brothers monument to show my brother and sister. Then we went shopping a bit. I made Matt stop at Ikea on the way back. We ended up driving my cousin Meredith back to DC. We stayed with her that night and went out as a group... to a big dinner and then pie at a little bar/bookstore.

Monday we got up and explored the museums in DC. I love that city. Everytime I visit I have the urge to move there. We then went to my cousins restraunt in Georgetown for a fabulous dinner... then shopping! I spent a little at H&M.

We left the city late and drove halfway home. We stayed at a hotel for the night. We needed some "us" time. We'd been around other people for the past week. It was nice.

I had a great weekend! Tommorrow I'll be back with pictures :)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I cant wait for the beach

Tomorrow night my husband and I are driving to North Carolina. My cousin is getting married in the Outer Banks this weekend. We hope to be there by Thursday morning so we have a chance to play a bit.

I love the beach... especially the Outer Banks. I cant wait to bury my toes in the sand. She is getting married on the beach... how romantic and beautiful is that. Alot of my family will be down there, so Im sure we'll have a blast.

Hell Im excited about the pictures I can take... and the scrapping I can do with those pictures. Im such a dork.

Im so not looking forward to that 12 hour drive though! Ick! Hopefully I can sleep most of it.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Happy birthday Tyler

My little nephew Tyler (the cutes boy ever) turned 1 July 13th. Here's the little layout I did of his pics.

I really hated this doodlebug paper when I first bought it. I bought a big box of "kits" on Willow Traders a few months ago. I really wanted the BG urban couture. I almost gave this paper away. Then it sat there for a bit. For some reason though it popped into my head when I saw these pics. I cant believe how much I like this layout.

Its wasnt my style... yet I made it me. Very cool.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Closing up shop

My husband closed his business today. Im so sad for him. He's beat, stressed and exhausted. Im getting worried. He's still there cleaning things up. He's burning the candle at both ends.

Im also trying not to freak at the idea that my husband no longer has a job. I am now the only $$ we have. Thank the Lord above that it is my busy season. Had I changed jobs already (to the 9-5 non weird hour job that I dream of), we would be screwed.

I know M wont be out of work long, he's brilliant. That along with the fact that I know he'd do anything to make sure we had the $$ for things. Hopefully he can get more freelance work in the mean time.

Here it goes. Life... and Ive only been married for 4 months.