Friday, January 30, 2009

so Thankful

I'm thankful to have had a position on Tally for almost a year as a permanant design team member. I feel as though I haven't given enough in the last 10 months. I'm SO thankful for Christine telling me my time is almost up. I've already declared 2009 as my year - it's ok.. you can declare it as well... ;-) and if I had the responsibilities of it in my hands I'm going to either fail myself or the wonderful Tally. I'd rather not fail either, so this change in position comes at a great time.

A fresh energy, an innovative person at the helm with two other super women is what Tally needs. I have a lot to do this year. I am stopping smoking. I am eating healthy. I am exercising. (or will be) I am becoming a better parent. A better role model. A better wife. A better daughter. I am not sad (ok, I'm a little I am thankful. Thank you for everything C baby! mwah!

I know plenty of women who would work well, and go above and beyond for Christine & Nerd at TallyScrapper, and if you think you're up for the job, take a look here.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

week three

I lost 2 pounds this week, bringing me to 5.2 gone.
Seems kinda puny compared to the Biggest Loser show. then again I don't have Jillian spanking my ass in the 24/7 gym either! I started posting on the WW message boards, hoping to find some idea for meals and stuff there. Apparently, I am suppose to be planning my meals in advance. argh. Planning is the key to success, so I will do that today!

We finally took the leap and threw away all the sippies the other day too. Samantha & Cameron have been using cups with a straw for a couple months now. If they didn't use the straw, they would have permanent red mustaches... totally not cute as a 24/7 look. Seriously. lol

When we through them in the trash Sam & Cam protested... Noooooooo! All is well now, out of sight, out of mind. Too bad throwing cigarettes out of your life for good couldn't be as easy.
Doug and I are still smoking between 3-5 cigarettes a day. The bad thing is, we can go 10 hours, the stretch of the main day without smoking... by the time Doug comes home, we rush to the shop to smoke one. I get a buzz like nobodies business smoking that one. I'll get the balls soon to just say the hell with it, and stop for good. Waiting to grow a pair though. I WILL do it.

Yesterday we had a layer of ice coating plants and cars.. the roads looked great though. Isn't it pretty?
Have a rockin' cool thursday!
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

the power of thought

I had wrote an entirely different post this morning, but decided since it is technically spilling the beans, that I shouldn't post it quite yet. So I have saved it in draft form, and will publish it once the bean container has been knocked over.

Today is rainy, with a chance of freezing rain around 2pm today, when the temperature will drop below 32° - it matches my mood wonderfully. I'm a little nervous, a little melancholy, and have taken a lot for granted in the last few years. My friends, my responsibilities, my health, my family, and myself.

I knew 2009 would be vastly different from previous years and resolutions. I just didn't realize HOW much it would be. I'm happy God works his ways through others... in doing so, I find I will be getting what I need as well, and although I'm slightly sad, I'm deeply appreciative as well. It's what I need. I realize most of this is cryptic. Sometimes that's how I need to do things to 'get it all out'. This post will make sense in a day or two.

On a completely lighter note I plan on scrapping in a few minutes. I have these two cute photos of Ooxie already printed, and I've been anxious to get them on paper. Now that the laundry is caught up, I can ;) Hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!

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Monday, January 26, 2009

weekends over huh?

Too bad really. For weekends, this was a really nice one. We shut off our phone, spent time with the kids, lounging in bed with the hubby, watching movies together... scrubbing the kitchen floor, the wall near the trash can, the kitchen door, scrubbing around the molding and all the nooks in crannies.. ok, so even though I hated the last part, I'm glad it's done. Something about doing that makes the kitchen feel nicer, yanno?

Miss Bella Ooxie has been naughty lately... chewing up Samantha's barbies. Not the whole Barbie. No. Ooxie has specific taste when it comes to chewing on Barb's bod. It's called her feet. WTH? So, we've been encouraging Samantha to keep her barbies in the dollhouse when she's not playing with them. Sometimes we don't get them all put away... then BAM, Ooxie is on them like a fly on.. well, you know. At this rate, I think Samantha will need more Barbies by March. Mattel should like us at any rate.

I haven't touched scrappy supplies in several days so I cranked out my art journal card. IF you haven't joined in anything like this.. you should, it's very therapeutic.. fun to get all messy and creative with your supplies. This weeks letter is B, the word is BECAUSE.

(click on it to see it larger)
Oh, and Doug. Thank you for the watercolor pencils.. I love them!!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Interview with Melissa

Melissa was never highlighted during her design team term....that makes me sad, so I wanted to show off her interview here. She's warm, funny, and so easy to talk with. I was looking in your gallery more closely, and right off the bat, I believe you and Minda are kindred when it comes to the written word = journaling. LOVE all your wordy layouts.. so refreshing to see! I don't even know what Cavil means... I need to look it up. What's that fav curse word? huh?

Have something you want to know more about, ask her below in the comments section!

What do you and one other TallyScrapper have in common? Who is that Tally Scrapper? Minda said we have a lot in common in a comment on one of my layouts, but didn’t say what. Christi and I are both addicted to coffee. Leah and I have both found unique ways (accidentally) to use scrapbooking items (not elaborating on either method though) Sorry. That was more than one……

What sound or noise do you love? Nature noises. Animals, water, breeze, crickets, birds….. I’m pretty much easy to please on that one. hate? Potato chip bags when someone puts there hand in one. Can’t stand it. If you do it in front of me, I will take the bag and dump the chips into a bowl.

What are you embarrassed to admit you like? I can’t believe I’m confessing this? Bee Gees, Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond. I have a big collection of 80’s music. I still like 80’s fashion. I think Barry Manilow is sexy.

Do you have any collections? Pigs, printer trays, coffee themed stuff, funky earrings, Wizard of Oz, Vintage Coca-Cola Stuff, logoed pens, serving dishes and books. My prized book in the collection is a first printing, first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird.

What is your favorite color? Pink. I look forward to Breast Cancer Awareness Month so I can buy more pink stuff. The best part is my purchases are also for a good cause.

What was the one thing/ or person that influenced you to want to scrap or make cards? There are so many photos in the family collection that we can’t identify. Years from now I want people to know who was in the photos and know about the person.

Is there anything you've lost and still miss? My high school yearbooks. I was editor my senior year. I had a basement flood and they were destroyed.

What is your favorite word? I love words and like to read the dictionary. My favorite word is cavil. It has been for a long time.

Do you have a household brand you are very loyal to? Hubby is very loyal to Coca-Cola. I’m a root beer drinker and it has to be in a glass bottle. Beyond that, I’m loyal to organic over brand name.

Name a food in your house you never run out of. Drinks mainly. Coffee, Coke and root beer. I also always seem to have cereal and Fruit. I love fruit!

What is your favorite curse word? I can’t tell you that here.

Name something you take with you wherever you go. My camera and pens.

What is your favorite movie? I prefer the book to the movie. There are a FEW times I think they did a good job on the movie. Fave movies though would be Wizard of Oz, Christmas movies, Disney and other animated movies and anything with John Travolta or Sam Elliot. Those are good on hotness factor alone.

What is your favorite organization tip? I keep all of my stamps and ribbons in CD cases. Everything in my scraproom is labeled and visible. If it’s not, I forget I have it.

Any hobbies other than scrap booking? Reading, genealogy, photography and cooking. I do the genealogy for a living but it’s sort of like a hobby I get paid for.

What is one thing you wish you could throw away? Soup. I don’t like anything about soup. Hubby eats it and I do when I’m sick. I view it like my mother views castor oil.

What is something you sleep with every night? Hubby and three pillows.

What do you hate to clean? The house. I really do. I like doing dishes though.

What do you hide when people visit? Hubby’s tools. It’s been worse since he started his own business.

Leave Melissa some love on her rallyboard or her projects!!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

Crikey... gimme some tally rope please!!

I am completely, totally, JONESIN for some Tally time!!
Woke up this morning to no TallyScrapper. I thought I would be able to just pass the day quietly playing mob wars on facebook. No can do. I miss seeing the layouts, pointing them, catching up on the message board.. eeks!! Come on GoDaddy.. get your shit together and give us back our website!

I might as well blog, right?
I am uploading my photos from the last 12 days for my photo a day.
I've only missed 2 out of 18.. pretty good for me!
Check out my lil drama queen.
I don't remember what she was upset about.. but this face was priceless. She's actually the child that will cry boohoohooohoohoooooo. ;)
I also had time to scrap earlier this morning. LOVE the graphic45 paper from January's Tallyscrapper kit. yum.
A moment in time
Have a happy day... and please send SNOW to Roanoke!!
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

sigh, sweet avoidance

Yes, it's true. I haven't blogged since November 21st 2008. I've thought of it at LEAST 3 times a week. The fact of the matter is, I've been procrastinating. I have error in my code I believe, with a widget or something... which makes it IMPOSSIBLE to edit the layout of my blog... which leaves me feeling frustrated. I am "this close" to trashing the code and starting over from scratch. Sometimes, you just have to. Not today though. Today, I am fighting passed that frustration and here to show off something special.... the January kit from TallyScrapper.


Patterned paper:
1 sheet of Graphic 45 Hey You paper
1 sheet of Graphic 45 Hopscotch paper
1 sheet of Graphic 45 I Think I Can paper
1 sheet of Basic Grey Nonchalant paper
1 sheet of Bling Blang We R Memory Keepers paper
1 sheet of Pebbles Just Married Brocade paper
1 sheet of Heidi Swapp Old Linen paper
1 sheet of Graphic 45 Hip to the Jive paper
1 sheet of Graphic 45 Childs Play paper
1 sheet of Dream Street Papers Spotty paper
1 sheet of SEI Susa paper

1 sheet of Bazzill Brown Cardstock
1 package of SEI Windsor die-cuts
9 Maya Road Brown&Cream tickets
1 package of Prima's Orange Lollipop flowers
1 package of Prima's Pebbles
1 yard of Maya Road Ribbon
1 yard of Orange Tulle
1 package of Making Memories Silver Alphas
1 sheet of Pebbles Legacy Stickers

ALL that for a super low price $20.99

Monster tube

I am loved

Wild Hair

Summer Fun

I have more layouts in mind using this kit that I'll be scrapping over the next week or so. I think next, I'll be focusing on fixing this blog. :)

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