Wednesday, November 29, 2006


My gorgeous flowers from my birthday. Also my card :) I always tell my honey I want him to get me a birthday card. It cracks me up because its so so him!

I used Fancy Pants: free spirit and buttons from my stash.

I was so excited that I got to do a layout today. Its been almost a week since Ive done anything and I was going crazy. I normally have a good bit of time to play.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Amazing Auction News and a layout

I just adore Basic Grey! I just love this layout I did with Lily Kate and big layered chipboard flowers that I painted with stickles to make um sparkle

The auction tonight was FABULOUS! I am pretty sure we raised WELL over $30,000 for children with cancer. My mom did an amazing job getting items and getting everything set. The evening was flawless... except we couldnt find the credit card machine at the end of the silent auction. After looking under every table and checking every possible place.... I get my grandma in the car and take her home. We get there and she didnt have her keys... and I didnt have my key because I took my husband's car! Ughhh!! Luckily my parents are selling their house... and I was able to fiddle with the realtor lock and get in the garage. I hadnt heard my grandma swear in a long time, but when she saw that credit machine sitting on the counter... out it came. I laughed really hard. We raced back just in time to get it set up before the line of people came out to start paying. Im thankful for all the generous people who have given us the means to help these kids thru the rough times.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Its been a crazy week!

Thanksgiving, birthdays, playoffs, auction, and my foot.

Ive had lots and lots to do... which means no time for scrapping. Hopefully I'll be able to get something done tonight after the auction.

Somehow I have messed up my foot. I have no idea how... all I know is my 3 biggest toes on my right foot hurt SO BAD I cant walk on them. So Im hobbling all over the place today. Barefooted I can walk on the side of my foot... but shoes hurt! I wish it would go away. Im going to have to work with it like this if it doesnt... and we are in the middle of football playoffs (and my city hosts alot of these games) and I work in a busy sports bar.

Thanksgiving was great. As always I had to go 4 places, but at least I had a good time each place and there was ZERO drama... which is rare! We even got out the Nintendo power pad and had an olympic bout which I lost.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

We are.....


It was a grand day for football. Penn State beats Michigan State (and it was a great game) and then the Buckeyes get Michigan! I didnt get to watch as much of that game as I was running from one end of the bar mixing shots, pouring beers and breaking up fights. It was a big one too... and it wasnt even with a M fan! Stupid meatheads, I had to grab one of my regulars around the waist and drag him out. Turning off the football game made them start behaving. It was an exhausting day.

It was really fun being in that atmosphere with everyone so excited. It made me wish I was Penn State they were rooting for... so I could be part of it. Dont get me wrong, I love OSU... I just have the real great LOVE for my alma mater. The exciting screaming jumping up and down swearing at the tv screen LOVE.


I wanna be in THAT crowd.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


I just scored a September Poppy Ink kit!!

*happy dance*


This little folder holds lots of secrets. It folds down to hidden journaling. Id show you, but then Id have to kill you. I used the October Poppy Ink kit. I want a sub so bad, but now they are always sold out :(

Its almost Thanksgiving. I cant believe Matt and I have been together for 5 years. Our first date was the day after Thanksgiving 2001. We talked on the phone for hours on Thanksgiving evening... late after I got home from my aunties.

Thanksgiving always stresses me out. We get up too early and drive around all day. I feel like I spend most of the time in the car. We usually have to go 4-5 places. Sometimes I wish I could stay at home, cook, watch football and nap all day like other people. I am just sick of being tired and driving every Thanksgiving...but I know if I dont go everywhere, I'll miss everyone I wont see.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Its Almost Auction time!

Im on the board of a non-profit that helps children with cancer. Every year we hold an auction to raise money to help the kids! This year my mom is running the auction. Im so excited about the things she was able to get!

An elmo TMX
Firestone golf packages
celebrity & sports autographed memoribilia
vacation pkg

as well as many cool gift baskets and gift certificates. Im so excited about the things we can do for the kids in the next year with this money. We are already busy working on the stockings for every child in the cancer/hemo ward. Fingers crossed it goes well this year.

Friday, November 10, 2006

On the Bus (Aruba)

Ahhhh Aruba. I miss it. It truely was beautiful. I can still remember what it feels like on this bus. Hot, dusty, wickedly cool Latin music playing loudly as we drove thru the Aruba that tourists dont usually see. It isnt the lush paradise the beach side was, nor was it the bustling fun of the city. It was hilly, but almost desert like, with large cacti and wind bent trees.
The bus was painted bright bold colors and had no windows. We flew around corners with great speed, while I tried to put sunscreen on my new husband. I was very nervous about the ATV tour we were rushing to start.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Birthday fun

I took this picture after Id drank a half bottle of wine and several frozen cocktails at dinner. Dontcha just love the red eyes and nose.

Since Matt just got a job, I knew he didnt have a ton of money. I told him I didnt want a big present for my birthday. He took me out to dinner. Nowhere fancy... just Outback Steakhouse. We had steaks and fun drinks. Afterwards he took me to the old theater in town. His organization runs the theater so somehow he got the keys. We go in and there is a big bouquet of pink and green flowers and a bottle of wine. We got to climb up in the balcony and watch movies in there on the gigantic screen. We watched breakfast at tiffany's and moulin rouge.

It was an awesome birthday present.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

So its been awhile

Hey! Remember me?

I believe its time to start a bloggin again! Lots have things have happened. Matt started his new job last Monday (hence why I have more time to blog). Im right at the end of my busy time at work too so it was a very good thing. Now Im not worried about Christmas.

I turned 28 last Wednesday. Im not quite sure how I feel being this close to 30. I think I may start telling everyone Im 24. Might as well lose the years while I still can. Although that would make my husband 11 years older... as if he wasnt already robbing the cradle. Im lucky I have pretty good skin. I guess that is what happens when you start using wrinkle cream when you turn 21.

I wish I was half as worried about the size of my ass as I am about the lines around my eyes. Maybe then I could lose the 25lbs I want to lose.

Anyways... just saying hi! I have LOTS of layouts to post! So check back to see!