Saturday, January 1, 2011

Must Make Some Changes

So, this New Year is the first in a while I have decided to make some resolutions. I normally don't because I never really commit. This year, there is a NEED to commit to some changes.

Here it goes:

  • I MUST start working out more regularly.
  • I WILL scrapbook at least a layout weekly.
  • I love to make cards and WILL get better at sending out birthday, anniversary, get well, condolences or 'just because' cards.
  • We, as a family need to become more aware of money. What goes in, what comes out, luxuries vs necessities. Must get personal finances in better shape.
  • Roping in #5 into #1, must lose weight and inches. I'd love to be an inspiration to my daughters. And ultimately, healthy=happy.
  • One very important thing I need to personally do is STOP procrastinating. I often put things off to the last minute and I stress myself out. This too, I believe will make me happier.

Well, here it goes! Wish me luck in 2011 to reach my goals and push myself in my personal challenges the the tough gets goin'. I'll blog weekly at least to post victories, challenges and anything in between! Here's to a Happy and Healthy NEW YEAR!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009


I used a combination of Hambly (black) and Bo Bunny Abbey Road. The layout is simple but I think the color combination is stunning! And to think, I almost went with a lavender accent!! For the frame I used my Silhouette and stretched it to a rectangle as opposed to the square shape that is the default. The letters are also cut off of the Silhouette, I believe the font is flat brush, it was not my first choice but to get the right size without the letters tearing from being too thin, this was a good option.

When I do a layout lately it seems to take the entire day!! But, in this case it was much worth it to me!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

FIrst Day of School!! YIPEE!

Well, both girls were quite excited to go back to school, I had to work at 4:30 so I didn't get to see them off but John was in charge of getting a couple photos of them on their first day back. Angelica didn't love her picture because John rushed her and she wasn't "ready" yet, hehehe, but they look beautiful and happy and it makes me feel wonderful! But I cropped this picture lengthwise on purpose, notice Jaclyn is wearing a lanyard with her school id on it! She's so proud of that thing!!! LOL!!
Being that Jaclyn started middle school today was sort of a milestone and well as for Angelica, we are on the downward slope :( I only have 2 more of these "first days" left that I can take pictures for!! Ok, I can't get into that now because I just realized how fast time is flying!!! OMG she's a sophmore........
Both of them posted on their facebook that it was a great first day of school, let's just hope they are saying the same thing about the 2nd, 3rd, 4th day etc.... etc....

Summer is fading...

So as I'm noticing the brisk feeling in the mornings, some of the grass is fading to a softer green I think of how I really love spring and fall weather. But I also get a slight sadness. I realize that fresh bing cherry season is close to over (probably my FAVORITE fruit, especially when you get that really dark, really sweet and 'crunchy' cherry!!). Along with no more cherries, no more green grass, no more flip flops, girls can't enjoy the outdoors as much (jumping on the trampoline and creating masterpieces with sidewalk chalk), popsicles on a hot day and just today I saw what I thought was a beautiful butterfly, but turned out it was a moth, but still it was beautiful and I don't think they are around in winter!! LOL!! Oh, and how can I forget, no more grilling!! Well, I guess we can grill but it's definitely more of a summer thing.

I am anxious for fall but today and lately I was feeling sorta... hmmm, well sorta bummed (don't wanna use the word sad, too strong) so I made a scrap page! Always makes me feel happy and accomplished (even though I'm running late for getting dinner on, so technically I'm running behind = unaccomplished-hehehe!) Yeah, I know, I sound like I care tremendously!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Holding Hands

One of my favorite pics, simple but sweet.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Time to update my blog!! (...a year + later)

I have some projects to upload but first just a few pics of new baby in the family. This is Angelo, he was born on April Fool's Day (by mere minutes!!) He is super cute! He

is blonde and fair complected and he couldn't be more perfect!! The girls got to see him as we left on Easter Sunday.. only for a short while but long enough for us to fall in love with him!! We have not seen him since but the pictures sent to us... well... let's just say I can't believe my eyes!! He's HUGE!! Defintitely a (ahem) healthy baby! ;)

Ok, now on to updating some projects....

Friday, August 1, 2008

Birthday Card for Julie

This is a card I made for Julies Bday. I used one of basic grey lines, nestabilities oval scallop die cuts and ribbon from Michael's. I can't remember the stamp at the moment but the chalk ink is chocolate for the edges. To add some bling I added a dot of stickles around the scallop.