Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday Fun

1. I'm happy, I'm excited, I cannot wait for Spring Break.

2. Why do I have this and not that.

3. How does this thing work, anyway?

4. Every morning, I put toothpaste on my toothbrush.

5. I consider myself lucky because I have an incredible family.

6. One day we’ll see Mickey Mouse at Disneyland.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dinner with my family to celebrate my sisters birthday , tomorrow my plans include cleaning, organizing and a trip to Nordstroms and Sunday, I want to catch up on my reading!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Harlequin/Silhouette Reading Challenge

I found another reading challenge to participate in. I must be crazy!

All of the books have to be from either the Harlequin or Silhouette imprint. It doesn't matter which one.

The challenge is...

1) Read 1 book with a holiday theme.

2) Read 1 book by an author you never read before.

3) Read 1 book with one of these words in the title - wedding, marriage, husband or wife

4) Read 1 book set in a place you've never been before.

5) Read 1 book with a body of water in the title (i.e. water, lake, river, island, etc.)

That's a total of 5 books for the year.
Here is my list: so far
1)Her Best Christmas-a holiday theme
2)Secret Baby Convenient Wife-wife in the title

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thrifty Finds

We made at trip to Salvation Army. Now I have to travel to Salvation Army because the one in my neighborhood still hasn't reopened from the hurricane. So I don't get to go as often as I would like.
I picked up 4 set of the Milk Glass snack sets at $3.99 each.
Also, picked up this planter. I am going to paint it and then fill it with a pretty plant.
What have you found lately?

Monday, February 23, 2009

Menu Planning

We had a full weekend with a stamp camp, baseball clinic, baseball practice and shopping. My sweetie treated me to a shopping spree at Coldwater Creek and then dinner at PF Chang's. Our week looks full of the same old same old. Nothing spectacular happening here. I did talk with my mom over the weekend and she has scheduled her knee surgery the first part of June and therefore my parents will not be able to go to Pennsylvania with us. I am a little disappointed but I know she needs the relief of the surgery.

Here is our plan for the week: (I hope I stick to it!)

Monday~Cheesy Meatball Subs

Tuesday~Crispy Baked Pesto Chicken

Wednesday~Digiorno cheese stuffed crust pizza-supreme

Thursday~Chicken Alfredo Pesto Pasta

Friday~Out to celebrate my sister's birthday

Saturday~Polynesian Glazed Meatballs
All of my recipes can be found at in the 1 Bag, 5 Dinners section.

Have a great week!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Stamp Camp

My Stampin Up friend, Penny, had a wonderful stamp camp at her house this weekend. Here are the projects we made. All stamp sets are from the Sellabration catalog. If you spend $50 you get a free stamp set. How great is that! Penny starts her camps with door prizes fro those who are on time and lucky me won these!

A great card that I am going to use for a Bridal Shower next month.

This card was the card from hell. It was difficult to get the flower to lay straight.

A sweet card.

I love this card!

This card has a teabag inside.

A simple card.

We used the watercolor crayons on this card and it was not my favorite.

Thanks for looking. I have included Penny's blog here so that you could go get the directions on how to recreate some of the cards above.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday Fun

1. Give me money and I'll spend it.

2. Whenever my students whine, I want to pull my hair out.

3. I wish for happiness.

4. Enchiladas Verdes was the last thing I ate that was utterly delicious.

5. To live in this world one must have a good sense of humor.

6. Other than this one, Vonlipis is the last blog I commented on.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxing at home, tomorrow my plans include stamp camp and Sunday, I want to get my toes done and catch up on my reading!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

California Dreaming

It's official! The plans have been made, the tickets have been purchased, the reservations made and dinner selection and reservations confirmed. We are going to Disneyland!!!!! I can't wait to see Mickey and his friends. I haven't been to Disneyland since I was a young girl. We are heading to Cali for Spring Break. We plan to spend six days enjoying the Anaheim area. Hopefully I will get to visit with my girlfriends and their families while out there. I love California and its been several years since we have been there. The last time we were there we toured the San Diego area. Loved the zoo, animal park, Sea World, aquariums and Lego land.
Do you have plans for Spring Break?

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thrifty Finds

My mom and dad picked these up for me on a trip that they went on awhile back. The tiny milk glass goblets are perfect with my collection of milk glass. Thank you Mom and Dad!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Fun

1. It seems like my life has gotten busier lately.

2. Put it back where you found it when you're done, please?

3. If I thought you would say yes I'd ask!

4. Your friendship is what I think of most when I think of you.

5. To me, Valentine's Day means hearts and cards made by little sticky hands.

6. My family gives me strength.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a night at the movies, tomorrow my plans include spending time with my guys and then with my nieces and nephew and Sunday, I want to catch up on my reading, shopping and Netflix!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentine's Stamp Camp

Here are some items made at my last stamp camp. All stamps, inks and papers are SU. Thanks for looking.

A cute little treat bag.The side view of the bag. It was a little brown bag cut down to size.

A tic tac toe card

Love the birds peeking through.

The pinwheel looks so difficult but it was super easy!

Love this heart hanging with ribbon. We filled it with chocolate.

A simple card.

And I won a door prize of a new set of stamps. WooHoo!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Project 325

Okay, I know that is not the correct name for the project but since I am starting late, as usual, I changed the number of days to fit the rest of my year since I am starting late. Some of you may be wondering what the heck I am talking about. In the scrapbook community there is a kit of the month offered by Creating Keepsakes. They offered a kit on January 1st and it sold out in minutes. I was out of town and didn't get a chance to purchase one. It is called Project 365 and what it is, is you take a picture a day and then put them together to make a week and journal about each day as well.

I am doing this for a couple reasons. It seems like a interesting way to chronicle a year. Recording not just the extraordinary events, but day to day things that might slip through the cracks, the haircuts, the scrapes, the little victories….. Also, I hope to get better at taking pictures. If you do something every day for a year it stands to reason that you will get better at it.

My week will start on Mondays and then on Sundays, if I remember, will share the photos of the week that I will include in my scrapbook for the project. It's not too late for you to start your Project. You can go here to find out more about the Project and see examples to get you started.

Have a great day!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Friday Fun

1. Please don't tell anyone.

2. Can you not be cranky in the morning?

3. The color pink makes me want to be all girly!

4. I have a craving for shopping.

5. If my life had a pause button, I'd pause it during our vacation to the happiest place on earth.

6. Eyes are the windows of the soul.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to baseball practice, tomorrow my plans include a training with the author of the book we have been reading at work and Sunday, I want to catch up on my reading !

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

February Pay It Forward Book Exchange

It's that time again! Please read below for a chance to win a Chick Lit book!
(from Amazon)Product DescriptionThe only thing Elle Medina has ever been a strong candidate for is a department store credit card . . .
Application for Temporary Employment
Name: Elle Medina
Marital Status: I'm separated from my fiance, Louis Ferris.
Occupation: He was a highly paid attorney.
Employment History: You mean mine? Technically I haven't exactly worked before. But I'm motivated and I work well with others. Most others. Usually.
Career Goals: I thought I was happy with Louis, but now I'm not sure. Ever since he dumped me for some floozy from Iowa, I've been thinking I should find out what I'm good at and pursue it in a formal job-type way.
Salary Requirements: I need my own apartment (currently staying on friend's sofa) and a car. And I've always wanted a dog. Oh, and I definitely need a shopping trip.

Elle Medina must be qualified for something other than shopping and causing trouble, but when she moved to Santa Barbara after the disastrous end of her engagement, just what she's suited for isn't clear. Bartender? Private eye? Phone psychic? It seems like everything she tries ends in humiliation or legal action -- or both. Her best friend is getting sick of her, her new boyfriend's a con artist and her creditors are on her trail. So why is this the happiest Elle's been in years?

Here are the rules to enter. Yes, there are some rules!

1.If you win this book you must host a giveaway on your blog. If you don't have a blog then you will give the book to a local shelter, library, etc.

2.You do not need a blog to participate. If you don't have one just please leave your e-mail so that in the event you should win I can get a hold of you.

3.You need to leave a comment to this post by Friday, February 27.

4.I will randomly draw a name on Saturday, February 28 and post the winner here. Also, I will contact the winner by e-mail or blog.

Please click over to Overwhelmed with Joy to see the many other book exchanges happening this month.