Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Better Me

I am a horrible blogger. I started this thing so that I would have a place to go when I was lonely. To express my thoughts, vent my frustrations, and keep myself occupied. Little did I know that school would keep me crazy busy during the week and that on the weekends I'd have nothing interesting to say!

Today Valli came down to do some shopping. I haven't been shopping in months so it was really nice to get out. I bought a few skirts and a cute top. How exciting! Is it terrible that I love to acquire new things? I hate that about myself and I'm trying to change it, but I don't see that happening right away.

My countdown calendar says 166 left. How awesome is that? I've already colored 6 boxes! I feel like I just made the countdown yesterday. Wonderful!

I've started reading a new book. It's called, "Become a Better You" by Joel Osteen. I'm hoping he'll help me dig deep into myself. I hope that I can start to understand who I am so that I can be a better me. I've heard good things about the book so we shall see how it goes!

Another Blogoversary!

So remember when I posted about some awesome blog candy a few weeks ago? I told you you should enter for a chance to win it. If you didn't, here's another chance!

Denise is having her Blogoversary this week and is offering a chance for some amazing blog candy! Visit her blog HERE for a chance to win and to see her great projects!

Friday, October 24, 2008

I Voted Today....

and I voted for McCain/Palin.

Flame away :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I know...

I promised to write once Dan was gone, but I had no idea I'd be so busy/tired! I get home from work around 4ish and am exhausted. I spend about an hour on the couch catching up on Days and other shows from the night before. I cook dinner and eat and then grade papers or lesson plan. By the time I'm finished I shower, dry my hair, and fall asleep with a book in my hand. I also feel that I don't have much to talk about.

Dan left on Saturday morning. I dropped him off at the base airport. He flew onto the ship and won't be home until next Thursday or Friday. *sigh* another 2 weeks without my husband. On a positive note, we only have 4 more goodbyes in the Navy. I can count these on one hand and that it exciting. I made a countdown calendar as well. There are 171 blocks for me to color in. That's 171 more days/nights alone. Coloring in the blocks is amazing. (Can you tell I'm trying to be a more positive person??)

I haven't been able to stamp or scrapbook in a few weeks. Sad. I miss it and can't wait until I have time to create again.

That's it. See, I'm boring these days!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I'm sorry that I've been MIA.
Dan came home last Thursday and I haven't had much time to sit on the computer!
He leaves again either today or tomorrow so you can be sure I'll start writing again.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Here is all I will Say...

about the election.

I am not one who normally talks about my political views and I am not going to say who my choice for office is, but I would like to say this:

People who try to shove Obama down my throat irritate me to the fullest extent. If I am going to vote for Obama, I'm going to vote Obama and your rants are not making any difference. If I am going to vote McCain, your yelling and insults are not going to change my mind. Infact, the more people shove Obama in my face, the more I want to vote McCain just to make people mad!!!

I completely understand voicing your opinion and feeling strongly about the candidate of your choice, but come on people, enough is enough. People will vote for who they think will do the best job. Your rantings are not going to change peoples minds or opinions.

Ok, I know I will probably get assulted for this blog, but it had to be said. It's been annoying me for a long time.

Friday, October 3, 2008

How many posts is this Today??

So I know I've posted about 3-4 times today :) My apologies! Anyway, I made this spread tonight and wanted to post it so Valli could see it :)

I will be posting it on my Etsy account tomorrow!

Tell me what you think. Honest opinions only please!!!!Do the 2 page backgrounds go together? I can't decide if I like them or not. Maybe it's just me. Should I have used a plain black instead of the polka dots?

Here's a closer shot:

So Fitting!

It's so fitting that I made this card last night:

Why so fitting? I found out this morning that my sister-in-law Beth is pregnant!!!! Remember my post about the adorable nieces I have? Well, she's the mother of 2 of them. She's pregnant with her 3rd and I couldn't be happier for her!!! So, a huge:


(I am secretly hoping it's a boy since we already have 4 girls. Little boy clothes are SOOOO cute!!!)

Beth- I would send this card to you in the mail, but I've already posted it on Etsy :p

I WON!!!!!!!!

Remember my post about winning the Penguin Antics set by Hannah Stamps????

Well, I followed the rules and was entered into the drawing and I won!! I am so excited!!!!!
I also won another blog candy stamp set last week!! Boy am I getting lucky this week! YAY!!!!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Wake Up Little Suzie

Because she was the best roomie in the entire world and she froze our dead turtles...

Bam-a-Lam: I LOVE YOU!!!

I made the biggest mistake of my life when I chose to move into the sorority house instead of rooming with you a second time. What was I thinking and why didn't you try harder to stop me!?!?!? I would not be the person I am today without you. I truly believe that. As corny and cheesy as it sounds, I feel like our being paired together freshman year was fate. I miss you like crazy and hope to hang out with you again soon!!

Penguin Antics!

Want to win the Penguin Antics stamp set from Hannah Stamps before you can buy it!!!???
If so you need to go here and follow the rules of how to play!

So get to it! I know I am!!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Moment You've All Been Waiting For

Ok readers. It's the moment you've all been waiting for... the reveal of my great find last weekend! (I know you've been on the edge of your seat waiting!)

My sister-in-law, Valli, and I went to ACmoore last weekend for some fun shopping around. I didn't plan on buying much, but their Sandylion embellishments were on sale for $1 so I had to check them out. As I browsed the aisle I was very disappointed in their sale selections. I found 1 embellishment and hated to wait in line for that. Then it happened! I turned the corner and entered the final scrapbooking aisle. There... at the end of the aisle... I spotted it.

The Cuttlebug.

Now, I have been wanting a Cuttlebug for a VERY long time. It's been killing me not to buy it, but I told myself I couldn't buy anymore scrapbooking things (big things...) until I sold something. I also found that it's price had been raised from $89.99 to $98.99 at ACMoore and I couldn't stomach that. I could use a 50% off coupon, but that's still around $50. It must have been my lucky day because the price had DROPPED to $79.99. I had a 50% off coupon and snatched it up for $40.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was thrilled. I couldn't even find it online (ebay, amazon, etc) for until $60. I couldn't stop smiling! So, that's it my readers. I am now the proud owner of a Cuttlebug.

Yes, I took a picture of my first embossing :)

I will also go on to show you the projects I have been working on this week. Here is one I made for the "Secret Ghost" at school. You, "Boo" a person and leave them a gift and it goes throughout the school. I made this and then checked my sister-in-laws Etsy account and saw something VERY similar. Now I feel like a goof because it looks like I copied! I swear I had it started before I saw hers!!! (I promise Amy!!!)

The cards were put inside the box for an adorable little gift. I also put some candy in a cute Halloween baggie. I think they'll like it!

I also made another package of Halloween cards for my Etsy shop. I like these ones better than my last. I guess practice does make perfect (or just better in my case!)

And lastly, my first gift from a student this year:

Dan comes home in 8 days :)