Monday, September 21, 2009


This past weekend, several friends and I attended a "Scrap Pink" event on the Beach... we had some GREAT laughs (the kind that make your stomach hurt!!) and got a little scrapping in... I had no award winning layouts to share, but did get an 8x8 album complete of a recent event... this will be a gift for my daughters 16 year old birthday next month! Here is a photo of me and two of my greatest friends, ever. There are 12 in our group, and we all mesh so well...

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fabulous Finds!!

I have been SOOOO good lately... but couldn't resist myself when it came to these finds!! Posted are some (poor pictures, sorry!) of some of the Fall Papers - I love when Fall stuff starts flooding the stores!! Not that we get much "fall" here, but it means that cooler weather and holidays are just around the corner! That makes me happy!! And check out this Halloween paper by WE R Memory Makers - it's Halloween and VELVETTY!!! Also, I found some beautiful "bling" - a little girl in my life has hinted at the thought of a Hello Kitty bedroom... And even if she changes her mind, it was too pretty to pass up! Enjoy! It's gorgeous despite my photos!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Space Travel

What an exciting week!! My dear friend, Amy, and her sister Joy were able to get a group of us on the Kennedy Space Center Base to see a LIVE LAUNCH! I'm sure all of you are tired of hearing about it, but it was an amazing, once in a life time event!! I grew up living the love life of being an Astronaut - not me personally, but my mother and brother. My mom worked for NASA in her younger days and often wishes she had never left. And, growing up, it was my brothers dream to be an Astronaut... so, being able to be so close that your pant legs moved, the sky lit up and the rumble of the engines purred as she lifted off the pad was a dream come true. Oh, and standing right next to the VAB (Vertical Assembly Building) was something I once only saw from a great distance! What an amazing experience for my mom, my friends and I. Amy and Joy, we owe you BIG!! (I snapped 366 glorious photo's in minutes! Imagine that!)

Thursday, August 27, 2009


I haven't posted lately... but I wanted to tell everyone about I think of it as a website, sort of like ebay where you can buy things, however it's all handmade by people like you and I. I've ordered several things from different people.. my custom camera strap, a purse and some "Twilight" things. It's fun and the prices are pretty reasonable! Love this "Scrabble tile" necklace... and, Thanksgiving is coming... love these!! What I like most is that everything is original... and I love to decorate! I hope you enjoy, too!! Let me know what you find!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

What a week!

I haven't posted lately, but this Maxine cartoon was too cute to pass up! I love my job.. and have been putting in lots of long hours getting ready for school! Hope all is great! - Don't forget to watch the Shuttle Launch tonight... or should I say, this morning??

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New House!?

It's still pretty surreal - actually having a new house! I am still waiting for the bomb to drop! Jeff and I went to Orange Park today to "customize" the inside of our house. We set a budget and only went $5K over! Yes, $5000 is a fortune, but we thought we did considerably well, I mean, who can live without a Central Vacuum system with a kick plate? Attached is a "snapshot" of what we chose. I'm most excited about the house in general, but some of my favorite options are the vacuum system, the Corian counters and sink and the wood laminate floors! I can't wait for you all to see it... and yes, JK - it will have a scrap room... the "Formal" living and dining areas are all mine!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Firemen.... usually a HOT subject!!

I must say, our local fire fighters are pretty cutie-patooties... but, NOT this time, since my fireman is only 3 1/2! I thought this was the cutest - my dear son, dressed in last years Halloween fire-fighter costume, was extinguishing a "box" with my vacuum hose! It was definitely a "scrapbook moment!". (He must have received another call - look at his serious face!) LOL - And something scrap related. The 2nd photo is a group of name tags that my local SHOTTS created and entered into a contest a while back - we won 1st place for most originality! We each took a puzzle piece home and decorated it. While we weren't hoping to win any trips to the White House - we knew it would be a fun challenge!