Monday, June 29, 2009

Seriously 140

Here is sketch #150 over at Scrapbook challenges. I didn't do this one, but I really love the little bird perched on the ribbon, with the scattered buttons. If you play along link it up so everyone can leave you some love.






I am at my heaviest weight ever, and thats starting to freak me out. I'm going to go ahead and put it out there, I dug out the old scales and today, I weight a nasty disgusting 140 pounds. OMG! What! Seriously, Are you sure 140? I know 140 is not fat for my height, and many woman would love to be at this weight. BUT I'm not one of those! OK, Two years ago when Blake was born, I weighted in at 145 pounds, 9 months pregnant. Yes I realize I had a baby blah blah, but what you dont know is I walked out of the hospital in a pair of size 7 Juniors jeans. Today I cant get those over my hips. I have definatley let my self go and I'm slowly working on finding me again and all that applies.

I've never been a fan of exercise. I cant commit to a real workout, and I'm not big video game person, but recently I find myself wanting a Nintendo Wii. I think we are going to purchase this console because it has a nice selection of fitness games. I've read many reviews and most people say they really get you sweating.
Does anyone out there have the Wii? Fitness or excerise? Does it work? Have you experienced in real results?

Last but not least Look what I got from the lovely Trisha. If you have not visited her blog before, do so. She is extremely talented and shares beautiful pages and awesome sketches. The rules say 7, but I can't narrow it down today, so I am nominating all my favorite blog friends for this superb award. Play along if you would like.



Saturday, June 27, 2009

Need Photoshop help?

Thats right. Jessica is offering a free 2 week photoshop class. Learn more here. You must hurry registration ends Monday.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Love Warehouse sales

Michael Jackson! I can't really believe that. Wow. No matter his innocence or guilt, one must admit he was an amazing talent. An completely the kind of pop.

Here is my latest layout. I really love this page. Bright, primary colors with pretty thickers. I love thickers, but don't we all. Ok so I want to let you guys know about this amazing sale. Have you guys seen this? The Pink Paislee Warehouse sale..... I totally ordered one for myself. I love this idea and cant wait to see what I get. They are mystery boxes and well I love all their lines so I'm sure I'm going to love it. They ship on June 29th. Maya Road is also doing the same thing if you love them instead.



Monday, June 22, 2009

Lucky 7

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Today is Monday, and you know what that means. Scrapbook Challenges has a new sketch up.



This is my take. If you chose to play along, be sure to link it up.



I am so excited. Have I we finally got around to opening a saving account? We have been wanting to do this for a few years now, but as newlyweds starting out with nothing we occurred major credit card debt. See why I'm excited.... those credit cards are paid in full. oh yeah! Thats not why I'm excited though, its because our saving account has finally reach Lovely Luscious Lucky 7. Yay! We are ecstatic! Our rule is once it goes in there, it does not come out for any reason, end of story. The one and only reason, would be an emergency with Blake. Heaven forbid that happens. We are definitely on our way to a sparkling vivacious brand new house. Ahhh!!! I daydream of my very own exclusive craft room and Josh wants a man cave in the basement. We can't wait. Only 4.5 years to go. Persistence pays off!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Its a secret....

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Hopefully, I will get this together soon and be able to catch up on everyone's blog and galleries. This working thing is harder, than I remember. This past weekend, Blake and visited Nana in BG and we went to the park and to feed the ducks. We also went with my sister to see her new townhouse. Building is suppose to be finished by July 15, and then I get to help her decorate. So fun. I love new homes. I did manage to finish a few pages for scrapbook challenges this week, but thats about it. This first page is digital, but I love the look of the repeated date in awesome fonts. Going try this on paper soon.





Yeah I think I've jump on the scrappy tree band wagon. They are so addictive.

And last but certainly not least and HUGE thank you my secret happy mailer. P from Thornton CO..... was that you Pamela? If so, you are truly too too kind.

Hugs and Kisses,

Cathy

Thursday, June 11, 2009

ABC game

I know I'm biased, but I think this is the most amazing thing in the world. This is a little clip of Blake learning his ABC's today. He will be 26 months old tomorrow. I'm so proud of him.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

VIP call and I need title help!


Happy Wednesday Blog Pals!


So Sorry I haven't visited your blogs as often as usual. I will catch up soon, and I'm sorry its been so long since I updated this little blog. I have been meaning too, but my new job is really kicking my butt. Completely! It's totally easy, maybe too easy, but I'm so exhausted when I get home in the evenings. I think its because I haven't worked since October 2005 and it really took its toll. I'm getting better this week thought. At least I'm not coming home and crashing on the couch by 7 pm.

With our countries economic crisis, I feel very blessed to have this job. I know its not guaranteed tomorrow, but I'm thankful to have it. Can you believe my 2nd week, I work 49.66 hours. I can't wait to get my 2nd check. I am so excited to make that first deposit in our new saving account. I can't wait.

On Thursday, while I was busy working my phone rings. I dig it out and its Josh. I proceed to say Hey Josh whats up? no response, Hello Josh! Are you there........ Then I hear Josh in the background saying say Hey Mommy. Then I hear a soft spoken but very loud HEY MOMMY. Mommy mommy mommy, lvvve you, miss you mommy. It was the cutest thing ever!! Words that melt your heart. Mommy is absolutely 10,000% the best word ever. This phone call was very special to me, and made my day a little brighter.

Look what I was greeted with on Friday, when I got home from work. Yes, every single toy in the floor. I must say I love the joy of childhood and I'm loving watching Blake discover the world one word, crayon, or powder bottle at a time.






This was my week to come up with the challenge over at scrapbook challenges. I decided with the recession, everyone could benefit from Homemade Embellishments. They are so many possibilities both simple and advanced. The optional twist is the use a scrap pattern paper thats at least a year old also. I created a tree from my scrap drawer and some card board. (The card board came from the little inserts from a set of dishes)



I'm working on a page with pics from Blake's first dentist appointment and I could use your help. I'm stuck on the title. B is not the happiest in the photo, and its a simple LO. Any suggestions for a title. I was thinking simple 1 or 2 word.

Monday, June 1, 2009

My job

My new job is pretty awesome. I don't have anyone looking over my shoulder, or telling me when to do something. Maybe the best part is no one comes to find me or even check on me. So far, I really like it. My days go by very fast too. That will probably change in time, lol, but today was only my 5th day. I do not really want to work and be away from Blake, but in a few years we should have a nice chunk of change saved. I'm now an employee of





After visiting my mother, to celebrate, Josh took me here for dinner on Friday night.




And then here on Saturday, for a new nice bra. Gotta be comfortable, when your working, you know!



So as I am sure, several of you follow the Old Navy Weekly to catch their secret deals. If you don't, this is something you may want to become aware of. You can get some sweet coupons on Old Navy Weekly. The one everyone wants is the $75 off $100 coupon. Oh yes, this is real!
Tomorrow (Sunday May 31) the site is going to be updated. This may mean some great coupons! I am just crossing my fingers that in between family and driving I will be able to catch some of these new deals. Go here to check it out.