Thursday, January 31, 2013

some of my {pinterest} fav's this week!!

I don't know what I used to do before Pinterest!!  I seriously love that site!  

So I thought I would start doing a regular blog post on my recent "pin-ing's".  Things I like, want, tried, freebies I find, etc...I like to share the LOVE!!  
(links are below picture in RED)

1.  I love this fashion blog!! I think I have all the pieces to put this outfit together!!  
2.  I found this cute calendar freebie, I am going to use it for my Project Life pages.
3.  I made this soup last week~it got 3 thumbs up (Mike, Josh and I), if you like stuffed peppers~you will LOVE it (and it is super fast and easy to make)

If you need an invite to Pinterest, leave a comment or shoot me an email (with your email address), I will send one to you ASAP!!

Happy Pinning!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Project Life Wednesday {catching up}...

**Thanks June for pointing out my wrong date!!  I fixed it (not sure what I was thinking), LOL**

Hi all, 
Its looking like Wednesday is going to be my Project Life day. I have been on a roll, and I am almost caught up with 2012~woot!  Here is my Thanksgiving layout (and you thought I was late with my Christmas page, LOL!!).

When I was scrapping this layout, I realized that I didn't really take many photos on thanksgiving (not sure why~I must have been filling my face and having fun), which made putting my page together really quick!!  

We also took our annual Christmas Family photo that same morning (which I will NEVER do again!!), and decided to make a page to include the outtakes, which make me laugh every time I look at them!!  I seriously LOVE my crazy family!!

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Enjoy Today!!

Monday, January 28, 2013

iphone photo dump~jan week 4...

From Left to Right:
1.  Wore my bubble necklace this week...found it on the cheap...HERE.
2.  Currently snacking on THESE.
3.  Was posting a payment at work and had to laugh at the little note written on the invoice~ why, YES!!  I would love to win the lottery!!
4.  Lots of rain this weekend!!  Which was OK, but I am ready for the sunshine!!
5.  I took Hershey to his grooming appointment on Friday; Isn't he cute sitting in the seat?  unfortunately he is not a fan of getting a haircut!
6.  Lunch with my hubby at the Garage on Friday.
7.  Mike and I went out for Breakfast on Saturday morning, I had to use the new app I downloaded for my Project Life page.  Instaweather  You can find it HEREI love that it records the time, location weather and date!!
8.  Our coffee maker has been on the way out (it gets quite a workout at our house!!)...I bought a Keurig about a year and a half ago, you may remember it, if you have been following my blog for a while...if not, you can read about it  HERE.  Mike was NOT a fan of it.  Well we went to Bed Bath & Beyond on Saturday buy a new coffee maker and saw the Keurig VUE, Mike said we could give it another try, since it claims it has stronger flavored coffee and brews travel mugs~so far so GOOD!!  and I LOVE it!
9.  We celebrated our anniversary at Caraba's and I could seriously make a meal out of the bread and olive oil!!  Any others with me on that?

Enjoy Today!!

Friday, January 25, 2013

birthday buttons...

Happy Friday!
I have a quick card to share today!!  My Mother in Law celebrated her birthday on January 15th and this is the card I made for her.  I found the idea on Pinterest on how to piece a die together like a puzzle...I am liking this quick and easy focal point!  

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 I have the day off from work today (which I am super exited about!!).  Mike and I are celebrating our anniversary today.  So we are hanging our togther~I am hoping to also get some time to work on my Project Life album too...cause I am almost caught up with 2012~woot!

Have a FABULOUS weekend...and Enjoy today!!

Supplies used:  Signature Greeting/Blooming Button Bits stamp sets (Papertrey Ink); Kraft/White cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Patterned Paper (Retired-SU!); Close to Cocoa/Choc Chip Ink (SU!); Label Die (Nestabilities); Buttons (Papertrey Ink); Pop Dots (Hobby Lobby).

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{Project Life} Christmas Scrapped...

Hi all! 
I sure hope you are not getting tired of seeing my Christmas photos!! I am trying to get caught up on my Project Life album, so I can start my 2013 Edition. I am trying to decide how much I want to do with my PL album this year.  I don't think I have enough exciting stuff going on to do a week by week spread, but I am def hoping to take more photos than I did in 2012!! It was a crazy year for me, adjusting to my new job/schedule. I think I am finally getting it figured out!! 

 Are you doing Project Life this year?? 
 I LOVE that you can make it exactly what you want!! 

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And I must have been on a roll, because I just realized that I am short a page, because I decide to add this full size page of our family~but like I said earlier!! You can make it what ever you want!!   I am going to add it to a page protector by itself, since I probably won't make another page to make it a traditional  2-page spread. 

Flexibility gotta love it!! 

  Enjoy Today!!

I am working on linking up my supplies in the future if you are interested?!  

I get a lot of free stuff on Pinterest!!  
You can Follow my Project Life Board HERE.

Monday, January 21, 2013

{photo dump} january 2013 wk 3...

From Left to Right:
1.  What do you do when your office is freezing??  Take a random photo and text it to your husband of course!!
2.  keeping my fingers warm while I work!
3.  Most EVERY day I cannot wait for PJ time!! 
4.  Have you tried shredding chicken with your mixer before??  I saw this on Pinterest and it worked AMAZING!!  Will NEVER go back to the two fork method!!
5.  Mike and I ate at our favorite spot!!  I mixed it up a bit...instead of my usual veggie bowl, I got steak this week (I'm wild and crazy like that!!).
6.  I remembered to buy some Tootsie Rolls (I ran out on Thursday~gah!)
7.  Had some time to make a card!!  Will blog it later this week.
8.  Working on my blog posts~trying to organize and plan some new stuff!!
9.  Mike is watching the game today (I'm typing this up on Sunday)!!  Here is one of his Christmas gifts~cause everyone needs a Patriots nut cracker, LOL!

Friday, January 18, 2013

hey there, chickadee...

 I am so happy the weekend is almost here, and the temps are getting back to normal in Arizona!!  It has been FREEZING here-for REAL!!  We are finally back up into the mid 70's~woot!!!!  I tell people I grew up COLD (Connecticut), and I don't miss it one bit, that is why I LOVE living in AZ!! 

Here is a quick card I made for one of my niece's birthday.  I honestly had to dust off the stamp set before I used it, LOL!!  Hoping my stamps start feeling a little more loved these days!!

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Enjoy Today!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Project Life {Christmas Eve}...

Last weekend I had some time to work on my Project Life  album.  Even though I am a little LOT behind, I decided to scrap Christmas and Christmas Eve (since I had already edited the photos and it was still fresh in my mind).  It felt SO good to be scrapping again!!  I would like to get one layout done each week (not sure if that is a realistic goal for me or not...but it sounded good in my head!!).  

I know I have shared my LOVE for PL in the past, but I love, love, LOVE that you can make it as simple or decorative as you want!!  Check out the new designs for 2013!!  My FAV is the Honey Edition!!  I cannot wait for it to be available!!

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*I use the digital edition of Project Life

Enjoy Today!!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

folding and organizing T-shirts...

Because inquiring minds want to know!!

This is how I fold and organize my hubby's T-shirts.  I was getting tired of cramming them into the dresser drawers and having hubs wear the same shirts ALL the time (since he would only grab the ones on top).  So I decided to organize them like I pack my suitcase!!  
*his dresser drawer is not very deep and they fit perfectly!!  even when he takes one out, they all stay in place! 

And since I am a visual person, I snapped a photo of the process for you (please excuse the terrible lighting)!! Let me know if you have any questions!!  This system is working out great, and there was even room left over for more shirts!!

And as always...Dewey & Pete had to get in on the fun!

Enjoy Today!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

12 on the TWELFTH...

Thought I would add this new photo project to the rotation~
"12 on the Twelfth."  
Here is my January Edition 
(just like my weekly photo dumps with 3 extra pictures).

From Left to Right:
1.    My hubby makes my coffee EVERY day~sometimes he even gets my mug ready too. LOVE that!!
2.    Getting ready for the day.
3.    Decided to go curly today.
4.    Am I still in Phoenix??  The temps have been STINKIN' cold!!
5.    Laundry~the never ending story!!
6.    Mike and I went to Costco and decided to grab some lunch~$6 for both of us (can't beat that)!
7.    Our Costco purchases.  Our much needed coffee & creamer (we buy that stuff in bulk!!).
8.    Had some creative time~which I have missed!!
9.    Kodi just chillin' out!
10.  Did a little organizing in hubby's dresser drawers.
11.  Picked up some fresh fruit at Costco~so made a yummy fruit salad.
12.  Baked Mike some oatmeal raisin cookies~his FAV!

Enjoy today!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

a quick thank you...

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 Are you in shock??  I am posting another card?!!
I found a layout similar to this one on Pinterest (which is such a great place to help the creative juices start flowing when you haven't crafted in a while!!).  I love using patterned paper!!  I dug up some of my old Stampin' Up! paper (from my demonstrator days), and viola...this card came together really fast!!.  

I have some blog changes coming in the near future (that I am excited about) stay tuned!!  I am excited to get back into blogging on a more regular basis!!

If you need a Pinterest invite...just shoot me an email and I will be happy to send you one!

Enjoy Today!!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

YUP!! I made a card...

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I cannot even remember the last time I made a card!!

I had some free time this weekend to play with my stamping stuff, since my sweet hubby helped me clean the house *smile

Mike  needed some Thank You cards for all the peep's who gave him Starbucks gift cards for is what I came up with, now he just needs to write them *wink*. 

Enjoy Today!!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Remember me?????

Wow!  I really had planned on posting more regularly throughout December...but I got sick, Christmas happened, and the usual daily grind, prevented me from my "sporadic" posting (that will hopefully be changing soon!!). 
I hope you had a FABULOUS Christmas and New Year!! 

From Left to Right:
1.  Came down with a cold a couple weeks before Christmas~it really knocked me out!!
2.  NEW walking shoes...for my daily walks with Kodi!!
3.  I am addicted to scarves lately~and luckily the Arizona temps are cooperating, so I can wear them *wink*
4.  You know I cannot post a photo dump without my weekly SB's splurge!!  I am currently drinking non fat, no whip, white chocolate mocha~YUM!
5.  Went to the doctor (see #1), while waiting to be seen, this rubber glove holder on the wall was driving my OCD crazy!!  (can you see it???).  I almost got up and fixed it, but with my luck that is when she would have walked in, LOL!
6.  Josh playing his guitar at our friends Christmas Party!!  We had a blast eating lots of yummy food, watching all the gift stealing during the gift exchange, and singing Christmas Carols!!
7.  Me and Ash (see #7) (Mike and Nate seemed to be avoiding the camera that night!!).
8.  One of my new Christmas gifts (YES I enjoy getting kitchen appliances for Christmas).  This bad boy has a timer, which I LOVE!!  I use my crock-pot almost every day (I love that I can throw everything in it the night before, put it in the fridge and then plop it in the base before I head out to work at 7:30 am.  Plus my family would probably not have dinner if I didn't use it, cause I am tired when I get home at 5:30). 
9.  Christmas stuff is all put away until next year.  It is sad taking it all down, but I love getting everything put away and back to normal (whatever that is, LOL!).

 ENJOY Today!!

and I may even have a crafty post or two to share this coming week...CRAZY I know!!