Monday, November 23, 2009

New Moon and Scentsy

Hello! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I saw New Moon and can't wait to sneak off and see it again! I am glad we only have to wait until June 30th for Eclipse instead of another year! I am thinking of reading the series again! Why not! LOL!

I am now a Scentsy Consultant! There is a link on the sidebar or click here! I am so excited about this! If you do not know much about Scentsy check it out! They are awesome products and scents (over 80)! They have a Warmer and Scent of the Month, which I will post on the sidebar monthly! You are able to order online if you are not close to me! If you are close and would love to smell the scents or have a party, let me know!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New projects

Hello! I said I would post a few of the items I had been working on! So here they are!

This is a canvas I made for the Pink Challenge and posted on Shimmerz, love Shimmerz!

This is the first layout of myself! I really ended up liking it too! I know I need to do more for myself and will soon atleast for my boys! It is using Studio Calico's October kit!

These are some pics of Kelley and I when we got engaged, taken Fall of '95. Also using SC Oct kit as are the following layouts!

This was my Senior prom pic with Kelley!

This is of Eriq's Pre-K graduation pic! I loved the paper and SC stamps's for this one!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been up to! I hope to have some great news to post soon! We'll see though!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


October 21st marked 10 yrs since my dad passed away. I really meant to post that day with some pics of him, but I obviously did not get to it. I had not always been close to my dad. He and my mom divorced when I was 10. My sister and I lived with dad, and I basically raised my sister. He was never a bad parent. It's just that mom was my "friend" and let me do whatever I wanted. When I was a Jr/Sr in high school, dad and I became closer. Then I started working for him right before I got married, which brought us closer.
I had talked to him the last time on Oct. 20, 1999. He was at a training conference in Vegas. He called to check on me since I had a dr appt. Someone came into the office so I ended the call. I had wanted to tell him that I loved him, but I didn't. I know that he knew it though. The next day he was found in his room. He had had a massive heart attack. I remember being told right before the end of the day and calling Kelley to pick me up. He thought I was laughing, just the way I sounded. I handled all the funeral arrangements, and telling all of the family.
I can't say that it gets easier, but I thinks it helped that we had a good relationship. There are still times that I think I should call him about something! LOL! I miss him and always will. I think about him often and talk about him to my boys. I still get teary eyed that he is gone, but it is ok. I loved him and know that he loved me! I will try to post a few pics!

Thank you for reading! I will post later on some things I have been doing!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Change of Weather

Hello! I hope everyone has been well with all of this funky weather! I had a stomach bug the first week of September, a severe sinus infection the 2nd week, and a colon procedure Monday I am recovering from. Geez! I am getting my strength back though. I mean I didn't even have the energy to fix myself something to eat!

The dr did a flex sig or a short scope on me Monday to check the thickening they reported on in July. Dr said everything showed normal, thank goodness. The procedure wasn't like the most comfortable but bearable. It was the recovery afterwards I didn't care for at all. Just sick and bloated feeling for 2 days, better now though!

My hubby has changed positions at Budweiser as of last Friday. He didn't care to be on the trucks or to be a delivery driver. Now he is a Sales Support Rep and is being trained this week on cleaning Keg lines. He likes it much better and hopes to get a fulltime position soon.

The boys are doing just great! Eriq is enjoying school and soccer! His first game of this season he scored 3 goals and was very happy about it! Dominiq is saying so much more and is pretty good about going to his sitter's during the day.

I will post some pics soon!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Donna Downey!

Thanks to my BF, Lacey, I got to spend a few days with her and take all 3 of Donna's classes offered in Oregon! It was awesome! I found new techniques I liked and new products! Donna was wonderful teacher! She explained everything so everyone could understand and gave us time to work, no rushing! I don't think anyone got too frustrated at all, which is great! Thanks Lacey!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Great News!! (Long)

Hello all! I am sorry it has been so long in between my posts. It seems that since I talk to most or stay updated on Facebook, I am not on my blog as much. I am trying to change that though!

My husband has a job!! He has been off work since February of this year, he is very ready. He has enjoyed his time at home with the boys this summer, taking them to the splash pad and the park, and has gotten many things done around the house, but he is ready. He starts Monday morning with Anheuser-Busch! He will be working days part time at 32 hrs per week starting out until a fulltime position comes available, but they have great advancement opportunities and benefits. He is in an entry level position, trying all areas until AB decides which area would be the best for him. They work 4 days a week, either M-Th or T-Fri.

We have taken on a couple of other side jobs of cleaning and mowing my office and my sweeping and mopping a friends salon to help with what we are losing since he will be part time and putting Dominiq in childcare all week. I pray that it will not take Kelley long to get a fulltime position though!

We took Dominiq to an in-home childcare like 3 miles from our house on Monday. He stayed half a day. He did awesome! The lady was so shocked by how well he did and is so glad to have him! That makes me so happy and a lot less worried! He has been home for like the past year and a half either with Kelley or my sister in law. Before that he had only been out of the house for about 5 months at in home childcare. I know this will help him in all areas; speech, social, etc.

Eriq starts 2nd grade next Wednesday! He is excited to go back to school and see all of his friends. He is hoping to be in the same class as his best friend, Benjamin. We will find out on Tuesday afternoon ! He will be going to Ben's house after school and possibly sometimes before school depending on Kelley's schedule. So that will save us childcare, and he will get to play with Ben!

CKC starts here next week! I am not taking any classes but will go to the Vendor Faire and crop at A Memory To Crop in BA. The following week I fly to Lacey's, my BF, to take 3 Donna Downey classes! Whoo Hoo!

I will stop here! Just wanted to update on everything so far! Thanks for reading! Will post again soon with some pics!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

More cards

Here are a few more of the cards and charms I made for the Week 5 of Thinking Inking with the Ranger Alcohol Inks. I love the way the flower turned out! I have made a few more things for the class I will share later plus some layouts! I hope you like these!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Cards and LO's

Here are some cards I have done this week for the 2 peas Thinking Inking class using Alcohol Inks! They have been so fun to play with, and I know I will be finishing a few others!

Here are the LO's I said I post for the LSS challenge! The first one is of Dominiq, and the second set is of Eriq. The pics were taken last year by my BF while she was visiting for CKC!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Just a quick post on a quote I found on my BF's page:

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. ― G.K. Chesterton

I am also asking for prayers that my hubby hears about a good job soon. Things are really getting tight, and we might have to start looking into our options. I have faith that everything will fall into place, just need a little support. Thanks all!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Not Much

Not many new things going on around our house. I entered a LSS double page scrapbook challenge, and I found out today that I won a class of my choice! It was fun and got me to do some scrapping since I have been more into cards lately! I will post some of the pics in my next post.

I got a plane ticket last week to fly to Oregon and spend a few days with my BF the end of August! I am so excited! Plus, we are taking 3 classes with Donna Downey while I am there! So Cool! I will get to meet my BF's family and see her hometown! Just so awesome! Thanks Lacey! ;)

Eriq has enjoyed his summer so far! We wish we could take a vacation, just do something, but with Kelley still out of work, it isn't possible right now. He has been so great! He has been taking them to the splash pad, to the park, and to the library! I know they are loving spending time home with daddy! I wish I could stay at home with them also, but I have to work. Shucks! LOL!

Dominiq has still been going to his speech therapy classes, usually every other week. We have seen such an improvement in his talking or trying to! This past week has been awesome!

I joined Weight Watchers a few weeks ago. I had done this on my own a few years ago and lost 55 lbs. I know I could do it again, I just felt like I needed more support and accountability this time. So my sister in law and I joined together to give each that push! In 5 wks, I managed to lose almost 8 lbs, and I am stepping up my workouts. I have been walking with a friend in the evenings and last night we walked just over 4.5 miles! Whoo hoo!

Well, maybe I had more to say than I thought! Will post again soon with some pics!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


So, I have posted a few pics of recent happenings! I got a blue strip in my hair! LOL! I just wanted something funky! Then pics of Dominiq over the weekend. He woke up from his nap on Saturday with a slightly swollen eye, 2nd pic. The 3rd pic is on Sunday after he woke up that morning. The dr said it was either a bite or a blocked tear gland. He has been on antibiotics and is all better now. Thank goodness! The last pic posted is of Eriq explaining something to Dominiq, I think about frogs, so cute!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I know it has been awhile since I have blogged. I am posting some pics of cards I have made recently. There is also a Father's Day card from a sketch but for some reason I am not finding it right now. I will update family stuff in my next blog soon!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Card

Hello all! I just thought I would post a card I made last night! I am still getting the hang of making cards. I tend to be a perfectionist on this as well as my scrapbook layouts, therefore it takes me longer than it really should to create! I would love to be able to crank them out as fast as my friend Bonnie does, but I am just happy with what I am able to do right now! I have a few others and will add them later! For this card, I used the a couple of stamps from the April KOTM from Unity. It is an awesome deal if you love stamps, which I do!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Dominiq's haircut and Eriq's last day (photo heavy)

So, I had put off cutting Dominiq's hair for awhile, I just loved it! I know that he is getting hot though with the warmer weather with all of it. So I went to Sally's tonight and bought a bigger hair guard. It will take me some getting used to, I didn't cry but close! The first pic was a few days ago, the next two are after the cut and then all the hair I cut off. He is a little boy now...

Today was Eriq's last day of 1st grade! He got a perfect report card. He started the summer reading program last week and has already read 8 books in 2-3 days! I posted a pic of Eriq and his teacher showing the clipboard I made last night and a couple of close ups. Following that is the picture frame we did together for his teacher a few weeks ago for Teacher Appreciation.