Monday, January 31, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
On another note, I celebrated my 37th birthday on Tuesday. 37??? Really??? Where has the time gone? This is a photo I took with my cell phone. This is straight out of the camera phone...un retouched. Angle and lighting is everything. That's all I'm sayin'. I wanted to make sure I actually got a photo...you know...for future reference to see just how bad TIME is to me. - LOL.
I had an excellent birthday. I started the day off with an extra 2 hours with my darling children due to a two hour delay :) Then, my Mother and I went shopping...to several places. Needless to say, I'm not a shopper. I don't enjoy it and if I'm shopping for anything apparel-related...I'm not at all thrilled. It always looks sooooo much better on the skinny hanger. Enough said.
While my parents were pulling out of our driveway yesterday, I was on the phone with Charlie discussing the details of the demolition of our bathroom.
I took everything out of the bathroom, organized and relocated it. I then started ripping out everything I could without Charlie's help. Charlie returned home at around 5:45 and proceeded to prepare the plumbing items for removal. We took out the sink/counter/tub before we ate dinner at 8:30 p.m. We were all exhausted, but happy so much was accomplished.
Day 1 - AFTER
Today's schedule entails removal of wooden walls and whatever else I can get down by myself :) Oh, and just so you know...OLD glue does NOT smell pretty.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
If you're here regarding the cancelled Cardabilities Blog Hop - scroll down for your chance to win the RAK that I'm still offering :)
Otherwise, feast your eyes on this awesome prize that Karan at Sketchabilities is offering in celebration of over 500 followers!
Zip over to Sketchabilities and comment as to what you would do with this kit if you happen to win it.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
Here is the newest Sketchabilities sketch just revealed today. I LOVE this sketch! It is perfect for the snow-related photos...obviously.
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I am still offering my RAK, as are some, if not all of the other designers. All you have to do is leave a comment :)
Thank you for patience and understanding.
You should have found your way over here from Heather's Blog. If not, you'll have to pop over there first to get what you need to complete this hop ;)
Here is the RAK that I am offering to you awesome HOPPERS!
There is an unmounted Stampin' Up stamp set called Word by Word. It is a background stamp. There is also a couple sets of Thickers, butterfly ribbon, a set of 3D snowflakes, polka-dotted stickers and some craft gems. This RAK is open to US residents...sorry :(
Thanks for stopping by and be sure to complete the Cardabilities Blog Hop for your chance to win RAK's and the Sponsor Giveaway.
Head on over to Karli's blog next :)
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I want to share a layout with you that I posted on Nuts About Sketches this week. This is Blake at his school Halloween party. If you haven't realized by now, I LOVE to scrap Halloween. I'm not sure why. The sketch for this is posted at NAS. It's Week 143.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
I have decided, as many other people have, to choose a word for 2011. My word is diligence.
Diligence is a zealous and careful nature in one's actions and work, exemplified by a decisive work ethic, budgeting of one's time, monitoring one's own activities to guard against laziness, and putting forth full concentration in one's work. Diligence is usually promoted in work places.
Diligence is the act of doing all things efficiently and relentlessly to the best of one's ability in order to achieve success in every endeavor.
This is the perfect word for what I've been feeling the last 3-4 months. It's perfect in the regard that I NEED to have more of it. I've been known to not manage my time very wisely, thus it became time wasted. For years I've told myself that I didn't have time for this, or time for that. Oh, I had time...I just didn't TAKE the time needed to do whatever it was I "didn't" have time for.
Well, it's a whole new year and this year will be the year that I TAKE the TIME to do what NEEDS to be done.
Monday, January 03, 2011
It is a blessed new year with many great possibilities. I have been looking forward to a fresh start for a while now.
I have many "resolutions" for the year 2011. All of them will help improve my spiritual, physical and mental well-being.
Here are some of my 2011 Resolutions -
1. Weightloss (always #1 for me)
2. Read thru the Bible
3. Read at least one book a month
4. More Organized
5. Less wasted time
6. Keep a clean and picked up home
7. My month in review layouts (12 total...obviously)
8. Make more cards
9. Blog more
10. Insist that the kids keep their rooms clean and more organized
11. Make my bed everyday
12. Create at least 5 layouts a month
13. Drink less pop...more water
14. File paperwork monthly..at least
15. Less yelling at the kids
16. Family Game Nite Weekly or Bi-Weekly
17. Date Nite - Monthly
18. Can more this year
19. Plant flowers this year
20. Spend more time outdoors
21. Entertain more often - I enjoy time with family/friends immensely
22. Spend less and SAVE more
Those are the ones I can remember. This is the first time I've written them down. I will add to them if I think of anymore.
So, here's to a productive NEW YEAR...hopefully carrying around a little less of ME :)
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