Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Well today I have officialy been part of the greatest scrapbook forum, at least in my opinon, two years now at 2peas! I have learned soo much about scrapbooking and also non-scrapping things on this board! There are so many very talented scrapbookers in the world and they all come to this great website to share their talents! Yea there are some things on the website that I am not a fan of, like people picking or bashing on other people over the stupidest little things, but that is on every forum board.

Anyways....YAY! for two years on the board!

Other than that, not too much going on today..I have the day off from work again, since we have cut back and I also have Thursday off this upcoming week and probably that Saturday too, but who knows yet?! So, today I am doing laundry and playing around on the internet. I should be cleaning the house, but really not in the mood seems like everytime I spend the entire day cleaning it, the very nexy day it looks trashed and it defintely ticks me off as I am sure it does many!

The weather is gorgeous today, not too cool and not too hot, there is a small breeze which always helps! It has been kind of chilly the last couple of mornings! Yesterday morning it was like 49 degrees when I got up to go to work...a little chilly yet here in Michigan in the mornings. Next week, as of right now, is up and down as the highs..anywhere between 65 and 79 degrees throughout the week! So, hopefully it stays there! I love the weather when it is just cool enough for capris and a t-shirt or a sweatshirt and not scorching hot!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


It has been F O R E V E R since I have I thought I better get back into, since this was one of my new years resolutions to blog everyday...well I blew that one out of the

I was working 6 days a week and over 60 hours, well.....guess what? We are cut back now! Found out last Thursday that we were cutting back they sent me home at 12:30 that day and then I had Saturday, Sunday, Monday off. I mean I cannot complain about have those three days off and all...but this is our prime season...I work for a pontoon place...and summer is when we work longer days and weeks, but make good money and of course you always plan on making that good money throughout the summer...well...not anymore and it sucks! My paychecks are sooo depressing now. I mean I know some people do not have jobs and don't get me wrong...I am totally grateful for having a job!!

Anyways...The weather has been up and down day it seems to be gorgeous and the next is sweatshirt and jeans seems like it rains quite a bit..I know it's Michigan, so nothing really surprises me when it comes to this weather anymore in this Honestly if it snowed in July, I would not be surprised at all! *knocking on wood*

Other than the weather and work, nothing too much to talk about right now. Just trying to stay busy and stay out of trouble at the same

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I am super super super excited!! I got a new car!!! I got a 2009 Dodge Caliber!! I absolutely love it!! Sooooo excited. I will take pictures of it hopefully tomorrow. It's raining right now and post them. It is a bright red....did I mention, I absolutely love it and I am super excited!! My first NEW car!!!

Oh yea and both my boys are going to the Final Four!! Super excited about that too!!

GO MSU and UNC!!!!!!!

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

It's finally FRIDAY!!!

YAY!! It's Friday, but unfortunately I have to work tomorrow but only 9am til hopefully 2pm, but it's whenever it dies down! This is probably my last weekend off then we go to 6 days a week til the end of October:( Crummy hours because it's the summer, but great because of the pay!
Anyways...not much going on here. Waiting for the Sweet 16 to start! My boys...MSU and UNC are still in so of course I will be rooting for them! I am not doing too bad in my bracket...I am 7th out of 10, but many people are in trouble after this round, because they have people winning that are already out, but that has not been taken into the points I am hoping! Could always use some extra mula!!
I am hopefully getting my new car on Monday! My car took a crap! The seals went out and they want like 900 dollars to fix it and my car is not worth that. It is a 1996 Buick Regal with over 250,000 miles and the only thing that is not new is the engine, so that would be the next thing to go, so instead of spending the money to fix the seals, I am just gonna go get a new one or slightly used one in Battle Creek on Monday! We will may be completely never know til you get there what they have! It's kind of a bummer because I definetely do not want or need a car payment, but what do you do? You have to have a car to get to work!
Other than that not much else is going on...the weather is suppose to be very crummy this weekend. High of 60 degrees today and tomorrow its suppose to be a high of 40 while on Sunday, we are suppose to get snow and then some rain and about an inch of slush, so it will be interesting!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's Saturday!!

Well, I am not really sure where to start...there has been a lot going on lately!

First of all, the NCAA basketball tournament started! Super excited! I got in one pool for 5 bucks and I was tied for first place and now I am tied for 5th, but I think that will all change. Some of the people in the pool have teams that lost the last two days going to the Sweet 16 or Elite 8, which in the end will eventually hurt them in points. I am doing fairly well right now, which is good for me! GO MSU & UNC!!!! Even though I have MSU losing losting to Kansas in the Sweet 16, but that is ok! I would perfectly okay with them going on! It would be worth ruining my bracket if they went to the Final Four or the Finals!! As for UNC...I have them winning the whole kit-n-kaboodle! I would LOVE Tyler Hansbrough to win a NCAA ring this year, since he is graduating! He is defintely one of my favorite players in college and defintely would be in the NBA if he decides to enter the draft!

Work...different story...don't even really want to talk about just pisses me off the stunt one of my co-workers pulled! Anyways....

Yesterday, we, Cory and I went for a walk around the was about a mile and a half but it was a lot of up hill and downhill...We ran up a couple of little hills and finished off the walking with a little bit of running to the end of the driveway...let me tell you...I never knew how out of shape I was until I ran and I was huffing and puffing and walking up a hill huffing and puffing! It is soo sad! I use to be in such great shape and I just let me go to crap! Gotta get my butt in gear again! I am going for another walk around the field after a bit and before the tournament starts back up at one! I am excited about working out...need a little push sometimes to get my butt out after work and walking!

My kitties are being lazy as usual...One is sleeping on the couch on a folded up blanket...that is Sunny's favorite spot and the Girls (Baby Girls) is sleeping on one of my side table stands, which of course she pushed everything off first, so she can lay down on it...usually an empty water bottle box is her favorite spot, but the sun is coming through the windows so I think they are enjoying the warmth!

The weather has been half way decent at least until the last couple of days. We had a 70 degree day and a 65 degree day and then it just dropped! It got down into the 20s last night and is only suppose to be a high of 53 degrees today with some wind, so it will be a little cooler than I was hoping!!

Well, I am off to look around on the boards for a little bit and then off to walk and take a shower afterwards!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

It's been a while!

Well, it has defintely been a while since I have been blogging...obviously this is not going so hot for my new year's resolution, my goal was everyday, but I do not get on everyday, so I guess, everyday I am on the computer I will try and blog.

Anyways....the weather was crazy here yesterday and the day before. Thursday, it was 63 degrees and yesterday it was pushing 70 degrees...totally bizarre! Plus it was raining to yesterday and it is suppose to rain the rest of the day I guess here today...kind of a bummer, but that means I can play around on the computer and possibly do some scrapping! I have not really scrapped in a couple weeks and really need to get my butt in gear! I have a lot to do! From my mom and dad's scrapbook, to my scrapbook to invitations!

Today it is raining, the fog has just kicked in to full gear, it is defintely getting thick out. It's only suppose to be like 52 today, which is still pretty decent, but from the looks of the weather, well when I looked yesterday, it was only suppose to be in the 30's come the end of next week...I am thinking we are going to have a couple more weeks of some cold weather...I mean come's Michigan...nothing surprises me here

My sister and her husband...which I am not even going to get started on, have their reception, which is like a one year anniversary in April this year, because they already paid their holding fee and couldn't get it back, so they are holding a reception/one year anniversary, since her wedding was only like 30 or so people. So, they, Jaime and mom, just got the rest of the invitations out to the families and they are finishing up getting the rest of the center pieces, which are mirrors, candle holders/vases and candles and who knows what else....and the favors, which I do not know what they are doing.

Anyways...things are kinda rough for her right now, she has Connor, who was born in August, so he is about 7 months old, he is such a cutie! Loves the camera and is a mama's boy, since she is the one that takes care of him...touchy subject here...and she is working part time, which is quite a bit, it's still like 30+ hours a week at a doggie day care....yes that's right a doggie day care. She said she lets them out to go the bathroom and to play if it's nice out, they get doggie time outs and only certain dogs play with certain dogs and other dogs cannot be around each's crazy. But between working, the baby, going to school full-time and trying to keep the house up, which she is having problems with, and the wedding/reception..she is getting stressed out, she is crying all the time, pulling away from everyone. We think she may have post-partum, but who knows..she could just totally be stressed out as far as she can go...the husband is not a lot of help...but I better get off that's touchy and I don't want to upset her too much if she decides to read this.

Anyways...well, I am going to play around on the computer today and possibly do some scrapping since the weather is crummy out!

Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Katie Weis Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser

Yesterday, me, my mom and my sister attended the annual Katie Weis Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser where we live. It is their fourth one, but this was our second one we have been to. We scrapbook from 10am til 9pm. They fed us lunch which was Hungry Howies and Little Ceasars pizza. For dinner we had chicken wings, meatballs, little weines in baked beans, potatoes and three different kinds of pies, apple, custard, and lemon meringue. They ended up running out of potatoes and meatballs, so there was not much to choose from. They had all kinds of desserts and snacks like, rice krispies, cookies, chocolate pudding and popcorn. They also had pop, coffee and water available. They had many vendors there as well including Avon, where we got free sample of things, a massage therapists, which we did not do because it was a dollar a minute. There were also a couple little scrapbooking places, including the scrapshack, which she had awesome stickers and embellishments! I ended up buying this box that holds 12x12 paper, it has a cover, handles and file folders. I will have to post a pic of it, once I unpack everything from yesterday. Creative Memories, Pampered Chef, Lia Sophia, Simply....something..can't remember the name, but it was all food, some kind of makeup, she did makeovers and an embosser were all also there.

They had all kinds of things, they had balloon pops, where you pop the balloon, there is a number in it and you get that prize. They also had silent auctions, they had pampered chef, Avon, a basket full of scrapbook goodies, wooden craft things, like a house that has lights in it, a mailbox to sit on your porch and many other cute things. They also did door prizes, we were all given a ticket and they would draw door prizes every hour. They had many Lia Sophia items, many of them retired, Pampered Chef, Avon, 3 free lines from the embosser and all kinds of other goodies. We didn't win any door prizes :( lol.

We got a few pages done, I ended up getting about 20 done, Jaime got about 25 done and mom got like 15 done.

It was nice this year, unlike last year we were able to take our Cricut because there were outlets all over, so mom brought her Cricut Expression and we brought all our cartridges and went to town! It was great!

Unfortuntely, they did not say how much money they made and if anyone was matching anything like last year, where Wal-mart matched what they made for the day.

On another note, the weather is crazy here! It is freezing, snowing non-stop. It started snowing yesterday morning and is still going. It stopped for a little bit while we were scrapbooking, but the wind was terrible! It is bitter cold out!

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I wanted to let you all know about a great giveaway on the Scrappy Joe Store website!
Just click on this link: and follow the directions, they are giving away this awesome kit and pack below:

**A Scrappy Jo Kit -- Basic Grey 6×6 “Bittersweet” paper pad, Basic Grey “BitterSweet” Glazed Brads, Sanford Black Uniball Gel Impact Pen, Heidi Swapp Metallic Chipboard Heart Shapes, KaiserCraft Red Pearls and Petaloo Small Dahlia Box Blends in Pink/Red (retail value over $20)

**February's Scrappy Jo Scrappy Pack -- 4 12×12 sheets of patterened paper from the KaiserCraft “Flutterby” line (Monarch, Painted Lady, Azure and Flutterby)

**Scrappy Jo Store $10 Certificate!

BONUS: You can also get another 10% off at their website now through February 7th!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


It has been sooo cold here lately!! It seems like we are just flying through heat lately!! It is suppose to be pretty cold this weekend and they said below zero near negative ten with the windchill this weekend. *crying*

Not too much going on. Attended a Lia Sophia party at my mom's house on Tuesday, which was a lot of fun...I just love their jewerly. She is getting really good deals for hosting the party and how much everyone bought and with all the orders that were placed...She is super excited as well about all the goodies she got and will get!

Duke lost last night, Wednesday, to Wake Forest!! YAY!! I use to be a huge Duke fan and than I could not watch them this year. They got away with murder on the court compared to what they were calling on the other team. A hand check for the other team and Duke would pretty much clobber someone and not get's ridiculous. So I am glad that they will lose their number 1 ranking! I am a HUGE UNC fan...always have been and always will be. I am a HUGE MSU fan also who is ranked 9th right now. I am watching them play Iowa right now and they are doing pretty good. They are up 8-0 right now with 16:30 left in the first half. I just love MSU!! Everyone in my family is a U of M fan, which it is fun to watch sports with them!

Work is going alright...It is frustrating. The boss/owner is negative right now because of the economy and everyone losing their jobs, which I can understand. But it just gets old and ticks me off. I am not going to go into anymore, because it is a sore subject for me and will just tick me off even more about work. I have much to say, but probably better not too!!

I posted a bunch of 12x12 layouts on the 2peas website that was done for my sister's wedding in April of 2008, which she is going to put on display at her reception in April of this year...long story there. But I got to wear my bridesmaid dress more than once! LOL. The 12x12 layouts were part of the upload 20 projects for $20 deal on 2peas, which was a huge thing and still is going on until the end of the month, I bleieve. You should all check out the board, it is a great board, has some downfalls when it comes to flaming people on their for their opinions, on their NSBR board, which has nothing to do with scrapbooking, it is the board that you talk about everything else on, but you will have that on every board.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

No Work & The Sun Is Out!!

Well, I have the day off of work today!! YIPEE!!! Soooo....We are just enjoying the day it's like 17 degrees out and only feels like 2 degrees. The coldness gets kind of depressing sometimes...but the sun is out today! So I am totally excited about that as well!

Last night we, me, Cory, Mike and Shanna, all went down to Auburn to go out to eat for Mike's birthday, which is actually today, at B-dubs (Buffalo Wild Wings). It was good, but man they are getting expensive and their alcoholic drinks sucked! Cory and Mike did long islands and they were just pure sweet and sour and it was suppose to be their top shelf drinks...yea I don't think margarita had more liquor in it than their long It was a lot of fun though! We probably go out to eat at least once a week together!

Not much else going on today...thinking about pulling out the scrapbooking stuff, but not really sure right now. I am still browsing the internet and talking on all the boards yet.

Cory is playing video games...he's on layoff again this week. We just got the PS3 hooked up the internet and for Mike's birthday we bought him a headset for the PS3 so him and Cory can talk crap to one another while they play online is actually pretty funny to listen to!! It is great entertainment! They are all excited about us getting it hooked up to the internet finally because now they don't have to drive to one another's house all the time to talk and play video games, they can play video games and talk over the headsets. It's kind of nice actually!

I am hoping to actually get some layouts posted on this blog, but it's just getting them done and uploaded to the computer that is kind of time consuming sometimes!

We ended up getting a new computer Saturday at Circuit City, since they are going out of business, we got 10 percent off a computer, since both of ours took a crap on us! I love it...We got a 22 inch monitor, flat panel that you can rotate 90 degrees and you can look at it long's so I just love moves sooo much faster!!