Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I am getting Victoria ready right now to make up her goodie bags for her class. They are having their class party on Friday so she is taking them then. Tomorrow is Polar Express Day. They get to wear their pjs to school and have activites all day long. She is SO excited:)
The only things I have left to get done are some tags I want to make to go along with the teacher gifts and some ornaments. Every year I make a set of ornaments for our tree and a set for my mom and MIL. I usually do something using the kids pics.
So most things are crossed of my list. It's not feeling as overwhelming anymore and I can relax a little more:)...Took a little break in the middle of writing and got the goodie bags for the class done:)
I hope to get a good pic of the kids in front of the tree. Maybe I'll do that later today...tomorrow for sure:)
Off to get a few more things done.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Anyway, we bought the Xbox today and I got Victoria a game for it the other day and Steve bought her another one today. I bought Steve a game for it too.. last week. I know he's gonna be really surprised because he thought that all he was getting was the DS that he opened the day I bought it (Black Friday)...:)
So with the exception of my mom's gift which I already know what I'm getting her, I just need to go back and get it, I am all done with my shopping FINALLY:) Woo hoo. I still have to work on my gift for Lal. We are making our gifts to each other this year. I got all my envies mailed out with the gifts that needed to go out of town.
I bought the goodies for Victoria's goodie bags for class, bought what the kids need to take to school for their parties. All that's left to do is wrap. I have not wrapped a single thing. Luckily most of the gifts aren't too big or too hard to wrap; lots of games, DVD's...that sort of thing. I need to make the goodie bags and make these pretzels snacks that Gina posted the recipe for on her blog. I am making some baggies for Victoria to take to her teacher and her teacher from last year and some for Steve to take to some of his employees.
Every year I also make a set of homemade ornaments for myself, my mom and my MIL so I need to get that done this week too. Actually the more I think of it, the more it seems I still need to get done.
The kids go to school all this week so that's a good thing. I still have this whole week to get things done. They go on vaca Friday and won't go back until the beginning of January.
I have house cleaning to do tomorrow then I will spend the rest of the week doing all my last minute Xmas preparations. Will upate soon. And just in case...I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
A woman arrives a bit after and mouths to me through her closed window if I am also waiting for the store to open to get a Wii...I nod yes...At least I'm not the only crazy person still looking. I feel a little better. A man arrives right after...he's there for the same thing. We we start discussing how long we've been looking for this thing. The other woman has been searching every day for two weeks. I tell her I'm going on three. The man looks shocked at both of us.
A bit later one of the women who work there shows up and right after another. The second woman informs us that since we are the first three there we are guaranteed one. Yay!!! So she goes in and comes back and tells us we have to immediately go into the store as soon as they open so that we can get one if they come in. If we are not physically THERE when they arrive and someone else is, they get it. So we wait. She comes back out a few minutes later and informs us that they will NOT be coming in today. Come back tomorrow:( Sigh... Oh, and they only get three in a week, so we would have been the three.
So I will be there by 9:30 am tomorrow hoping. The other woman said she'd be there too.
So I head to the Walmart on Bandera. Several Walmarts got them in yesterday (Steve called around), but they had already sold out in minutes:( So I ask in electronics...Nope...not come in and didn't come in yesterday. So I hang around...for 3 hours!!! Steve said they had put them out at about noon yesterday so I am determined to stay until at least that. I walk around and keep checking back in. I am exhausted and hungry and SUPER bored. Afterall, I've been there everyday for the last three weeks. There isn't THAT much to look at:(
Finally about 12:30, I give up. I go and ask and nothing. The girl says it's not looking good for the day, but that they might come in over night. No one ever knows:(
I am catching a cold or something again:( My throat is hurting pretty bad. I came home and took something and then laid down after I got the kids from school. I slept on and off from about 4:30 until 7:30. I am not feeling good:(
Well, I've got dishes to do and a shower to take before I start over again tomorrow. Wish me luck...again:)
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Even though it's still fairly early, I'm really tired. The kids NEVER sleep late on the weekends, but come Monday they can't get out of bed...Go figure. I'm off:)
Ooops, one more thing before I go. I did a quick LO the other day. Was a lift from a LO I saw hanging at 911. Loved that Urban Lily paper so I just had to copy the LO.The background paper is Urban Lily. I really didn't need to add much to it all. The paper is so pretty. I added a "silhoutte" heart I cut out of another Urban Lily Paper (black with white polka dots), some black Doodlebug Paper Posies (that I've had FOREVER), a couple of Doodlebug blooms and a Prima Esprit, some Foof A La and Paper Studio buttons, a stamped image using one of my Autumn Leaves stamp sets and another Autumn Leaves stamp for the "title"...Love. TFL:) I'm off to bed.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
And it seems they all got them in today. Both Walmarts and Game Stop. How do I know??? Because after I heard the first store had them, I ran around like a crazy person hitting all the closest stores trying to see if I could still manage to get one, but no luck:( Ugh!!!
I really hope I get one soon. We were debating the Xbox, but I think the older Xbox is on it's way out and the new one is just too pricey IMO. I also don't think the Xbox's are geared towards younger kids. It seems to me to be more of a serious gamer type system; for the older gaming crowd. Nintendo just seems have to have more of a selection of the younger kid games.
So next week, I start my searching adventure again. Wish me luck before I go nutty...
Thursday, November 29, 2007
This is my first Christmas decoration to go up. I hope to get a few outdoor things put up soon. Or at least start pulling them out of the garage:) As soon as I get the chair out of our living room, then I can get our tree up. Hopefully this weekend when Steve is home so I don't have to do everything myself. It will make it much more enjoyable.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Mattie had been staying over at Lal's with my mom, we dropped Victoria off at the inlaws and Stevie went back home that night. We went to bed pretty early to rest up for Black Friday shopping. We were up at 4am to be at Walmart before 5. There wasn't too much we wanted/needed, but it's become somewhat of a tradition for us so we were there:)
At Walmart I just got a few things...those wheelie type "shoes" for Victoria and Mattie, some pj's for Mikey and some DVDs for my collection.
We hit Target next. I got a really nice throw blanket for my bed that I'd been wanting, but didn't want to pay $50 for. Got it for $20:), some more DVDs, a video game for the Xbox 360 for Stevie and I got Steve the gold DS with the Zelda game.
Went to M's next. Got two Cricut carts (Base Camp and Tear Drop) and one of those Ott lights. Had been wanting one of those for a while and they had one on sale for $20. These are Xmas presents for me from Steve. He already opened his DS and has been playing it since yesterday so he said I could open my gifts he got me yesterday, but I haven't:)
We went and picked up Victoria after and went for breakfast then came home and took a nice break. Napped a bit, had lunch, watched some TV. I went by HL by Embassy later in the day and found the BG Mellow paper pack. I had already found the Figgy Pudding one the other day; both 1/2 off. Someone on sb.com mentioned they were also carrying Infuse, but I have yet to come across that one. I hope they get some of the other newer ones. I really want Periphery.
So after HL we took Victoria to the movies to see Magorium's Emporium. It was OK. She liked it.
We took Victoria to see Santa Claus today at Ingram. I was expecting a line like last year, but was SO pleasantly surprised to find a line of only about six ppl ahead of us!!! We were done in less than like 20 minutes:) We looked around the mall for a bit. Went to JCPenny and found Victoria quite a few pants for 60% off. She really needs some cause she is just growing SO fast and keeps outgrowing them. Not width wise, but length wise:) Let's see how long these last.
We went by Target later in the day and Steve got me the Ipod docking alarm clock...another Xmas gift:) I can't wait to use that one. I wanted it in pink, but they were out so I just got the black one. Maybe if I find the other one later, I'll take this one back and exchange it for the pink:)
So that's been my long weekend. I just got through watching Music & Lyrics; one of the DVDs I got yesterday. It was really cute and now we are watching Santa Clause 3. We just had some hot chocolate and cookies too:) Yummmy. It's back to the diet on Monday cause I have been so naughty:( So it's back to the couch to relax and wrap up in my throw. Although the colder weather is a welcome change, I hate being cold.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
This one was inspired by a LO I saw on 2 Peas. It's a pic of Victoria at the park sitting on the bench with the statue:)...textured cardstock, Bazzill edge cardstock, Primas...Sprites, daisies and some of the roundy petal ones:). I stamped with my HS stamp and cut out the title. Used adhesive gems and some Bobbin Ribbon that looks like a ruler. The lace looking stuff I got at the Dollar Tree. It's paper and it's adhesive backed. I GOTTA get some more of that stuff:) 7 Gypsies journaling card, chipboad flourish and some sheer polka dot ribbon.
I got the idea for this one out of a mag...can't remember which one. I used all Foof A La papers, 7 Gypsies journaling card and arrow turns and some rubons from one of the Swatchbooks. I stamped the heart with one of my Autumn Leaves stamps and then cut it out and mounted on cardstock.This is one I worked on a couple weeks back. It's a pic of Victoria on Halloween. I was just dying to use these Rusty Pickle Pirate Princess papers. The flowers are Doodlebug and DCWV and the letter stickers are Doodlebug Simply Sweet. The skulls are from the Creative Imaginations Skull/Crossbones kit.
My papers came in Monday!!! I ordered my Zoe papers from 2 Peas cause I couldn't find them locally. I can't wait to use them:)
I also ordered some of the Noel line:) TFL
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I have been fighting this horrible cough/cold for over a week now. I am finally starting to feel some relief. SO glad:) I've been drinking alot of hot tea. That seems to help alot. I hadn't been getting much sleep cause the cough was keeping me up or waking me up and I couldn't get back to sleep:(
Despite my cold I was still able to get my weekly housework done with the exception of dusting. I am not ready to tackle that cause I know that is going to aggrivate my allergies and I am just beginning to feel better. I also need to trim the hedges outside...but same thing there. The turtle tank needs to be cleaned, but I so despise doing that. I need to get him a new filter though cause I am pretty sure that one has had it.
This Saturday we are cropping at 911 so I need to start getting my stuff ready. I only have one LO sketched out and possibly another. My mojo usually kicks in right before so I am hoping that will be the case.
We are going early so we will have alot of crop night so I need to have alot of LOs planned. Adriana is going to be cropping with us too. I really wish we could get more of our friends to make it out. It's been pretty scarce for a while, but I know everyone gets busy with work and kids and such.
I got a nice surprise in the mail last week. My friend Steph sent me a $20 gc to Hobby Lobby. Woo hoo!!! Can't wait for them to have a good sale so I can go do some shopping:) Thanks Steph!!!
I have not been working out since this whole cough/cold thing, but last night I did 10 minutes on the Eliptical before I took a shower. I weighed myself this morning and was surprised that I hadn't put on as much weight as I thought I had:) I only need to lose 5lbs. That is totally doable before Thanksgiving:)
Well, I am off to grocery shop and stop by the LSS for something I need for one of the LOs I am working on this weekend. I sure hope they have what I need.
I got a couple of LOs done, but have to take pics and upload. I'll put them up on my next post and probably this weekend's work as well:)
Monday, November 5, 2007
Saturday we got up early and took the kids to eat at Burger King for breakfast. I planned on taking them to the park afterwards, but there was some sort of Health Fair or something going on there and there was no parking and TONS of ppl so we came back home and they played games and stuff all day then I took them back to the park in the evening. We stopped for chocolate dipped cones on the way home and then I made them hot dogs for dinner. I started getting a bit of a headache and took a little nap after dinner.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Something else I worked on today. Finally got around to carving those foam pumpkins we got on clearance last year at M's. I had been wanting to make some "arrangements" in them like I had seen at M's, so this is what I came up with:)K...I really need to get in the shower and go to bed. Today was not a fun morning. And the cooler mornings make it really hard to climb out of the nice, warm bed into the cold:(
Thursday, October 25, 2007
OK...in the "lost" pic the edge of the background cardstock is inked in brown so it doesn't look so plain. The paper is Daisy D's Gypsy Harvest. Hadn't really used that and the new Fall is out already:) DCWV scalloped edge cardstock, Daisy D's Fall in Love cardstock stickers and chipboard titles, Queen & Co. Felt Fusion, Colorbok raw chipboard "autumn", MM paint in Espresso, blooms and Button Ups. TFL
Friday, October 19, 2007
MM ledger pp, Heidi Swapp "enjoy" stamp, MM mailbox letters, Rusty Pickle School Daze pp (notebook paper) , Wild Asparagus pp (flowery) , Scenice Route pp (green/white polka dot), Lil' Davis pp (ticket strip), chipboard heart, MM paint, staple Petaloo polka dot bloom, button. My sis printed me out that blue jouranling frame off somewhere:) TFL:)
Thursday, October 18, 2007
I was dying to work on this one. I lifted this off ScrapNKary on sb.com. I absolutely love this photo. I ordered the papers for this one online and they got here JUST in time. Papers are Elsie Roxie line as well as the cardstock Trinkets. Other supplies...textured cardstock, ribbons, Doodlebug bloom, Prima Esprit, Paper Studio polka dot button, Basic Grey flourish rubons and American Crafts Remarks.
I think this one still needs SOMETHING. I used black textured cardstock and cut the French Twist paper with my Cutterbees. The two other patterns are French Twist as well. The other is Creative Imaginations. Also used a bit of Queen & Co. felt ribbon. I'll update this one once I add to it:)
Update on the happenings around here. Last Friday was early release. Mattie went to spend the weekend with my mom. Saturday morning we got up early and went to breakfast then Victoria and I did a little shopping at Target:) We found these really cool Max Clips that we had been looking for for her Disney MP3 player thingie. These play actual full length movies. We got the Cheetah Girls 2 and High School Musical:) Afterwards we went for a walk at the park; just the two of us:)
We had a birthday party that afternoon, so we came home and got ready. The party was at 1:30 at Peter Piper's. Afterwards, I stopped at the Big Lots next door and found these really cool Provo Craft chipboard letter tiles...too bad there was only three boxes and they were all the same color. I got them all and gave one to Lal;)
We came home and I got ready from crop. Crop night went well. Like I said, we went home early, but still scrapped at Lal's.
The next day while out and about I notice a "rash" on Victoria which Steve says he had noticed the night before. It looked pretty bad. So we get home and I get her in the bath and it seems to look somewhat worse.
The next morning was NOT good. It looked just as bad and really red and somewhat "inflamed". I am remember that she ran a fever the previous Monday-Wednesday that mysteriously just "went away" and I am looking at the "rash" and guessing she has Roseola or Fifth Disease.
I took her in so the school nurse could take a look and she guessed the same thing, but asked that I take her to the dr. and confirm just to make sure it wasn't something else that was contagious. So I was lucky enough to get her in at 11:20 and the dr. confirmed. She also said that she sounded like she was getting an asthmatic cough and prescribed some meds and a chamber (which the insurance didn't cover and was $57!!!). So I had to run and get those filled.
She was back to school the next day, but the rash comes and goes (which the dr. said it would) and today is a particularly noticeable day. It has now spread to the tops of her legs:( Hopefully it will start fading soon. This is what she looks like today...
FYI...it looks worse than it is. She's not terribly itchy or anything, but it does look really bad. At this point, when the rash erupts, she is no longer contagious. The week prior is the contagious stage which is tough, cause there really aren't many symptoms other than the low grade fever and possibly a sore throat or little bit of a runny nose. Symptoms associated with a cold or something which is what I thought it was. Which is probably how she caught it too; off someone at school who didn't know they had it either:(
Saturday, October 6, 2007
I used a sheet of my Bazzill Edge cardstock to trace onto the blue background cardstock and then cut it out with my Cutterbees. I did the same with the lighter patterned MME paper as well except using a smaller scallop. The papers are MME Wild Asparugus except for the text paper that is Paper Studio and the solid brown which is MME Bohemian. Oh, the blue and brown that is peeking out behind the pic is also MME Bohemian:)
I used Scribbles paints to make the circles. I used white and glitter gold. I love the look of that. Now I gotta stock up on Scribbles;) Other products...Prima daisies, Plain Janes chipboard flourishes, MM paint in Espresso, buttons, stitched groisgrain ribbon, Bazzill chip, Heidi Swapp bloom, Autumn Leaves flourish stamp and BG white flourish rubon.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Here's a pic of some yummy Heidi Swapp stuff I picked up at 911 the other day.
Tonight Mattie went to his first school dance:) He was really excited and came home and showered up and everything...so cute:) I remember school dances when I was in middle school. Ours were not in the evening though. They were right after school. Ah...to be young again:)
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I got this idea from a card I saw on 2 Peas. Lal pointed it out to me today and I remembered I had it "bookmarked". The background paper is Creative Imaginations, the polka dot paper is Bo Bunny Front Porch and the black paper behind the heart is Foof A La. I also used a Jenni Bowlin "bingo card" and journaling sticker. I stamped an Autumn Leaves flourish and then hand cut it out, The heart is Cricut cut; George cart, Prima Daisy, Junkitz button and gingham ribbon. Also used my Technique Tuesday stamps for the "stitching".This one was inspired by a LO on sb.com, I believe. I used Elsie Riley paper and Scenic Route grid paper. Brakcets are Sizzix cut. I used my Elsie Riley alpha stamps I got yesterday at HL for $1!!! Stamped on white cardstock with Cat's Eye and then cut them out. Used Paper Studio cardstock alpha stickers in black and some star rubons I got at 911 a while back. Hand written journaling on strips I hand cut. TFL:)
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
All these goodies and I only spent $40!!!
Well, we made $130 at the sale. $30 of it was Lal's, so I made $100. Here's some goodies I bought with my store credit:)