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Saturday, January 31, 2009

February Kits in the TMS store!!!

Last night there was a live chat on TMS with me as the guest. It was fun chatting with the ladies for a short time. (had to take care of the little one...very sick) Tomorrow nite...LIVE CHAT with my scrappy friend Melissa Priest.

I also put up the February monthly kits in the TMS store. Come check them out: HUGE sale going on right now thru February 1st (Sunday) items are 25% and 50% OFF!!! Woo-hoo!!!

Well, it's getting really late, it's getting chilly here in the office and my toesies are getting cold. Gotta get up early to take the girls to their soccer game. Neal will be home tomorrow from his trip to Pittsburgh. I'm sure we'll hear some great skiing and snowing stories from him. Can't wait!

Have a great weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl...go Steelers! :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A quick tidbit about TMS

I'm still working on that closet! UGH!! But before I forget...I have to plug my store...

There are a few FUN things going on at TMS this weekend!!!

1.) SUPER SCRAP WEEKEND - Jan. 30th - Feb. 1st...come check out the TMS store...see what scrapiness is on sale!
2.) January 30th - LIVE CHAT with Christa Weldon...hey that's me! Starts at 9pm ET on the message board. If you aren't already a TMS member, go get yourself sign up now!!! Tell your friends!
3.) January 31st - LIVE CHAT with Melissa Priest (DT Member) at 9pm ET!! Come check out her blog:

See you this weekend!

Now, back to cleaning....

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Disaster in the closet! I am supposed to be cleaning (gutting) out the closet in the office. It is piled high of my scrapbook inventory. No, not the scrap stuff that I like to play with, but the scrap supply that I am trying to sell in my online store!!! DON'T YOU WANT TO BUY FROM ME??? :) ( <----like my plug? heehee

Well, this is one project that I want to do but don't want to do! There really isn't one good way to get it all organized except designated boxes for each kit that I have put together. But then I can't close the boxes up b/c 1.) I have to get into them in case someone buys and 2.) The kits are just so tall and loaded! WHAT TO DO? The closet really isn't the best shaped closet either. What happened to the regular rectangular shaped closet? This one is like a triangle? (scratching my head) UGH!

But it's got to be done come hell or high water! {I don't wanna}

Okay...I took photos of the mess so far, but I'm not going to post them yet. I want to do a before and after shot so you'll just have to wait and see. And I have to stop procrastinating b/c I have to pick Morgan up in an hour and the other 2 kiddos will be waking from their naps in an hour. Oh help me! I'm not going to get this done in an hour. Off to work......

I'm older

Well, yesterday I turned 33. I don't feel it and I hope that I don't look it. I may have the responsibilities of a 33 year old...but that's it. I THINK.

Yesterday was just another day. But it was nice to have my parents here and my family too. Neal made us a yummy breakfast...pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. YUMMY eggs babe! ;)

Then I opened up the presents. The girls decorated the wrapper that mom wrapped for them and they made me some homemade cards (those are the best). Now I can cut up food faster (my Santoku knife), play on Neal's laptop while he's in the office or vice versa (router...FINALLY!!!), suck up the crumbs after breakfast, lunch and dinner (my lime green dust buster....LOVE IT!) and stitch (my sewing machine from parents...LOVE Singer). I'm very thankful!

Parent left early yesterday. And we sat at home until about 230ish and headed out to Ocala. Stopped at the Petstore, had to take care of my jumbo cat Simon. Then Morgan and I went into Barnes & Nobles while Neal played nap-sitter with the other two in tow catching some zzzz's. Morgan was just in AWE when we walked into that yummy smelling store...oh, love the smell of coffee!! She wanted one of every book! hahaha She picked just one since she did so well on her 2nd report card. We've told her that if she does very well on her report cards she will get a little treat, and she asked for a book. Can't say "no" to that! Then we went to Toys R Us to see what we could get Colton for his upcoming bday. UGH...what to get a boy at age one!!! Too many choices, but we narrowed it down and you'll just have to wait till next month!

After all this we headed out for some FOOD!! We ate at Yamato's and the kids had fun. Even Colton shoveling everything you put in front of him. The flaming volcano, tossing knives didn't phase him and the girls...they were just enjoying the evening. Stuffed as we all were...we had two huge doggy bags to take home which I will be more than happy eating for the remainder of the week! ;) Oh and about that diet that I'm on...yes, still doing it...only 5 lbs less...I take that. Only 20 more to go!

Happy Bday to me!

Friday, January 23, 2009

We see ice!

Well...I think I screwed up my diet! UHOH! I had so much caffeine yesterday afternoon I think that explains me not going to bed until 3:30am this morning! YIKES! I was productive though. I created a card for my sites January Charity and also had some mojo juice flowing and finally got to this layout for my Book of Me!!

This morning, after about 3 hours of sleep I woke up to this:
It was very cold last night...and today we did have running water unlike our surprise yesterday!

Then I had to take some photos while loading the kids up in the car for school today: Aren't the sparkles so pretty?! I love the ice that is on my passenger side mirror...Morgan says, "Look! Snowflakes!"

It was so nice to get into the warm truck! I LOVE this time of year! And of course, I had to sneak in some shots. One of Morgan after getting back into the car from dropping her sister off at Pre-K: And one of Colton after we arrived home from dropping Morgan off at her school:

What are my plans today? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! It's my birthday "weekend"! Heck, I can make that excuse up, right? :) My parents are coming later today to spend time with us thru Sunday. Tomorrow we have late soccer games to go to. Nothing planned for tomorrow night. And I hope on Sunday that Neal makes me breakfast...Diet-smiet!! NOT THIS WEEKEND!!! I also can't wait to go out to dinner that night too!!! Y-A-M-A-T-O-S!!! Mmmmmmm....

Well, gonna do some things to my scrap store and then maybe scrap some!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Just needed to plug my scrap is another "Sneak Peak" of the card kit coming out February 1st, "Candy".

Also...come by to the TMS Blog and see what's up: Lots of challenges and things to mark down on your calendar!!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

2 weeks have passed...

...well,just about anyways, since I started Weight Watchers. It hasn't been easy but I feel lighter! Hahahaha My eating lifestyle is different. I'm more cautious as to what I put into my mouth (more so so that I can keep track of my points) but I feel somewhat disciplined now. I HOPE! I've lost 5.5 pounds and that's pretty good considering that I haven't done much for a workout. Still trying to fit it into my chaotic life and I think even if I have 5 minutes here and 5 minutes there I need to something...pushups, squats, calfs, abs...WHATEVER! I really want to see more of a loss than an average of 2-3 pounds for week #3. I'm soooo gonna win this challenge between everyone else. Neal has losed 6 pounds total so far (after giving in on one occasion), but that's okay. Colleen and Lindey haven't lost much either. OH, IT'S SOOOOO ON!!! :)

Well, we have some friends coming over this evening w/ their 2 kids. I better get the food prepped for later. TaTa for now! Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My boy is growing!

I can't believe that my lil' man turned 11 months yesterday! Where has the time gone?

He is pulling himself up to standing, walking with the help of anything he can get to move and push forward, eating what we eat now, drinking mostly from a sippy won't be long before he's running off!


Well, today, I finally put the call in to a realtor. :sigh: I don't want to move but I know that it will help Neal out in the long run with his very long days at work. The thought of having to pack everything up and then keeping on top of the house every stinkin' day...not amused! Well, hopefully it sells for a could price, only the economy can tell.

It's finally getting cold here too!!! It was cold this morning that the grass had a nice blanket of ice over it for quite some time! And ice on our cars!!! Woohoo!!! I love this kind of Florida cold!

Well, gotta do my scrapping plug....over at The Mosy Scrapper we have a Sneak peak and some contests/calls/challenges that are is a link to it: Here is a sneak peak of one of the kits, "Bella": Stop on by and tell your scrappy friends!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Guest Design Team Call for The Mosy Scrapper

Guest DT Call for March

THE MOSY SCRAPPER is looking for a Guest Designer for the month of March 2009. In order to be considered as TMS's guest designer you must do the following:

1.) Register to be a member on the TMS board and be active (at least 25 posts).

2.) Create a LO (8x8 or larger) using the following:

  • something "new" that you received/purchased recently within the last 30 days.
  • Apply a heart somewhere on your LO (any size or medium)
  • 2 different types of ribbon
  • paint

3.) When submitting your LO's please specify what you used in #2 above.

Please submit this creation to by February 4th, 2009, midnight ET. Judging will take place by the TMS Designers and will be announced no later than February 7th, 2009.

The winner will receive a March kit of their choice. The winner will be required to complete projects as directed. As a GDT, you will be required to post at least one challenge and participate on the message board, give credit to TMS where needed and applicable. A discount in the TMS store is given for the month of GDT reign. You must have at least 25 posts before submitting entries for this call.

All scrappers are welcomed. If you have been a TMS GDT in the past 6 months you are not able to participate in this call.

Good luck!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sydney's Day

Thanks to the show, Jon and Kate Plus 8, I stole a tradition that they have with their kids. What is it? When each kid gets a day to spend with Mommy and Daddy sometime during the year. Well, I don't have a brood like they, but my 3 definately need some QT time w/ their madre and padre so I decided why not start this in the new year!

Since Morgan had a playdate/sleepover at her cousins I took that opportunity to use Jan 10th as Sydney's day. Each month a different child will get a month and I also incorporated Neal and I to have a day to ourselves too, why not?!

Sydney was excited to have her "special" day and she was so sweet, she wanted her little brother to join in on the fun. I told her that it was HER special day, but she would have nothing of the sort..."I want Colton to come to on my special day!" So, what could I do? (having a babysitter would help too!)

She picked BOWLING! We haven't done that in a while and it was so much fun watching her bowl. Thanks to her, my score was higher (thanks bumpers!!) Every time her turn went she would jump up and say "Woo-Hoo" was too cute. Colton just sat there in his stroller watching all of us play. Then after bowling it was off to eat dinner. She just wanted a place that made macaroni and cheese and also requested Applebee's. While sitting at our table she looked out the window and saw Home Depot and said she wanted to go there next. WHAT ON EARTH FOR? Of course that perked Neal's ear and off we went to Home Depot! LOL

She had a good day and I will have to say that it was also my "special" day because I got to be reminded of each of my children's individual quirks and what makes them just so darn cute!

Friday, January 9, 2009

A little update on THE MOSY SCRAPPER!!

Over at THE MOSY SCRAPPER there are some BIG BIG things going on!! Let me tell you something....



TMS is such a great place to get inspiration and we'd like for you to join in on the fun! Starting today thru the end of February, we'd like "newbies" to join in on the message board (!


We are trying to break 200 members and for EACH person that joins (and stays active), they get a ticket thrown into a hat for a drawing on March 1st!


...for EVERYONE that refers somebody (they must say who referred them) gets a ticket in a hat for a drawing.


A monthly page kit of your choice in the TMS Store!!! WOO-HOO!!!

Here are the rules:

1.) Must register on the message board and be active.

2.) Activity = at least 15 posts PER WEEK....that's easy to do!

3.) Contest starts January 9th-February 28th, 2009.

We hope that you come join us. The members are a BLAST to talk with and the creativity that comes from each of them....WOW!!! Come check us out!


Live Chat with April Driggers....TONITE!!!
Are you ready to pick at TMS's brain?Come to the TMS Message Board tonite at 8PM ET to talk with April Driggers.

Get to the root of her creativity and just chat the night away. Find out how she stays so organized with her crazy schedule!! Work on the January Challenges while you are on the message board and talk it up too!!


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 3

Day #3 of this challenge and I think I've figured out how to not starve!! Hahaha Got to find those filling foods. I signed up thru weight watchers and I think it's helped me so far with figuring out what I'm putting into my body. Oh, my body is sore too! I went running/walking Monday and did one of my videos that I've collected and then yesterday the girls and I did another block around the neighborhood, but didn't get to run this time (I had a cranky, tired, whiny child in not the baby...Sydney). I really want to get up early and go running and I had planned to yesterday but when I hit the snooze button at 6am..OY VEY, it's dark out there...and I'll admit it...I'm afraid of the dark! LOL But I shouldn't make excuses.

Today I went to the grocery store to pick up a few things for our diet. I didn't even notice my tummy growl once! Is it shrinking? Oh that would be's too early though. Can't wait to see how much water weight gets shed this Saturday at the weigh-in.

On a different note...Colton popped out his 3rd and 4th tooth! Up top, so now he will look like a vampire! What a cutie. Here is a picture that Andrea captured on Xmas...just love this picture!

At the MOSY SCRAPPER there are so many challenges going on this month and chances to save $$ in the TMS store. You should go check it out:

I actually got to scrap some too this past week! How did that happen?! You can click on the link to the left to see my gallery that I'm trying to build up for this year.

Well, I've got 2 kids napping and one in school still. Got to make my time worth while. Off to read emails and do some laundry! TTFN!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Weigh-in in 5 hours and counting

UGH...tomorrow or I should say today...just 5 hours and counting will begin the BIGGEST LOSER challenge between Neal, Colleen, Lindey and myself. It was Neal's idea and I wanted to loose weight too, so why not challenge myself and try to be the first to lose my target weight of 25 pounds. I'm sure that the guys will end up reaching their target weight faster b/c they weigh more, that's what I noticed from watching the show The Biggest Loser. But, we'll have to see. We all are doing different weight regimes...I have mine. Lots of cardio, weights, toning and eating better. I am not going to go cold turkey on anything. I'm really not going to take anything out of my normal diet...I'm just going to eat proportionately. I don't need to depleat myself from the foods I like. Which means if I want to eat pizza...I eat 2 slices vs. 4 slices. If I want a Philly Cheesesteak (which I just LOVE) I will eat 1/2 of what I normally eat. I know my limits and I'm ready to take on the challenge!!

Weigh in is in the am and again on Saturday after the girls soccer games. Why Saturdays? Well, we are all together every Saturday b/c of soccer so it just made sense. And we are doing total % body weight like they do on the Biggest Loser. It'll be fun and least that's what I tell myself!! LOL


As for THE MOSY SCRAPPER...check out these kits:

YUM-O!! Even a non-scrapper would love to have these kits!! Lots of paper to play with, tons of textured will go wild with these kits!! Go get yourself one now before they are gone!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

January Monthly Kits are in at TMS!

Check out the kits that are in my store for January!

The Card Kit ("Lori"):

The "Kirby" monthly kit:

The "Phoebe" monthly kit:

Come get them before they are gone!

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