Friday, December 21, 2007

Was I Naughty or Nice?!

You Were Nice This Year

You Were 25% Naughty, 75% Nice

Okay, so you weren't *entirely* nice this year

But Santa doesn't expect a modern girl to be perfect

You were good enough - and you'll be rewarded for it

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My Favorite Christmas Movie

I just LOVE the movie A CHRISTMAS STORY!!! We own the DVD, but even though, we still can't wait for the 24 hour marathon to run! We keep it on the TV all day (if we are home)!

This year was a total treat because
The Lincoln Park Performing Arts School, where my kids take dance lessons, sold tickets to see this play and it was AWESOME! It was such a hit and sold out so quickly that they are having another date for it to show a 2nd time this year!


Friday, December 7, 2007

My Holiday Stress Level

Your Holiday Stress Level Is Low

You take it easy over the holidays, and you only take on what you can handle.

You know the holidays are about celebrating and fun - not standing in line at the mall!

My Handwriting

This is what my handwriting says about me:

What Your Handwriting Says About You

You are highly energetic. You are a passionate, intense, vigorous person.

You are somewhat outgoing, but you're not a natural extrovert. You think first before you act. You tend to be independent, rational, and logical.

You are balanced and grounded. You know how to get along well with others.

You need a bit of space in your life, but you're not a recluse. You expect people to give you a small amount of privacy, and you respect their privacy as well.

You are somewhat traditional, but you are also open to change. You listen to your head and your heart.

You are a decent communicator. You eventually get your point across, but sometimes you leave things a bit ambiguous.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

What Part of Thanksgiving are You?

You Are The Stuffing

You're complicated and complex, yet all your pieces fit together.

People miss you if you're gone - but they're not sure why.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

The Sweet Shoppe DESSERTS

OMG! Have you seen all the goodness at The Sweet Shoppe lately? Not only is there tons of new designers at the store but hundreds of mouth watering products! My Kaboodle is FULL of goodies that I must get my hands on at some point! I have done some major shopping there lately! My recent favorite purchase is Flea Market Baby by Laura Deacetis!! This kit is wonderful! I used it to make this page (image clickable):

My Pilgrim Name

Your Pilgrim Name Is
Constance Hopkins

Friday, October 26, 2007

My LO that I LOVE

LOL! So for the Sweet Shoppe Blog challenge we have to post a LO that we made that is one of our favorites! So I was going through my Sweet Shoppe Gallery and I just knew that my SLEEPING BEAUTY LO was my favorite! I don't do too many simple LO's with white space so I love the outcome of it and now am going to be working on many more simple simple LOs like this! I just LOVE the photo I took of my DD too! I looked magical! I could stare at it forever! I also really like how the simple journaling flows right in with the swirls!

Monday, October 22, 2007

A Halloween FREEBIE!!

I put together a kinda-spooky halloween-type mini kit! Here is GOSSAMER! I hope you like it! It has 8 papers, journaling lines, a button, a leaf (png & brush), fiber, rope, Lace Ribbon, and an overlay! GRAB IT HERE!

While your here please check out!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

What Carnival Ride are You?

I love rides! Here is what I got:

You Are a Carousel

You are young at heart and a truly playful person. No one would ever accuse you of taking life too seriously.

You are definitely in things for the fun. You find joy easily, and you are often building up anticipation for your next adventure.

In relationships, you tend to want to be babied and taken care of.

And while you may be a bit high maintenance, you are incredibly loyal.

Your life is simple and satisfying. Each day you treat yourself to something you enjoy.

You have a lot of emotional attachments, and experiences are extra vivid to you.

You tend to be nostalgic and sentimental. The past is important to you.

Comfortable around all living things, you have a special connection to animals and children.

At your best, you are whimsical, free spirited, and creative.

Even if your schemes seem a bit strange, they usually work out wonderfully.

At your worst, you are spoiled, demanding, and impossible to satisfy.

You've been known to act like a brat if you aren't getting your way!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I LOVE to sing and

I just found out...

Your Karaoke Theme Song is "Since U Been Gone"

You are a very expressive and genuine person.

You're not so emotional that you wear your heart on your sleeve - but you're not afraid to show how you're truly feeling.

Whether you're singing along in the car or singing on stage, your favorite songs make you get a little carried away.

You're definitely the type most likely to dream of becoming a rock star!

You might also sing: "Livin' La Vida Loca," "I Will Survive," or "Hollaback Girl"

Stay away from people who sing: "I'll Make Love to You"

Saturday, October 6, 2007

MY Halloween Costume!!

Well, this isn't going to acutally "bee" my costume but after taking this weeks quiz from the Sweet Shoppe Blog it says that this is what I should "bee"!! LOL!

Your Halloween Costume Should Be

A Bumble Bee

Friday, September 28, 2007

My Scent!

Took another quiz from the Sweet Shoppe Blog and here are my results:

Your Scent is Pumpkin Pie

Warm, comforting, and a bit old fashioned

You've got what men want - believe it or not!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Besides Digi Scrapping Sites

I do have another side on the internet! LOL! I like to spend my time chatting with some friends on a couple different IM's and on HELLO! I spend some of my time on EBAY, AMAZON, and a private mommy board at EZBOARD and Myspace from time to time. Since I'm in school I am spending a lot of time on the school's website and on the websites that I pay my bills at. That's about all! The rest of my time is spent at Digital Scrapbook Sites since that would be my total addiction!

If I was a Gemstone I'd be...

Your Gemstone is Emerald

Balanced, liberated, and peaceful.

You bring luck into any situation.

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Pick a Dessert!!

The Sweet Shoppe Blog is where you will find the menu! LOL! Here is what I picked:

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE (with the Chocolate on Chocolate coming up right behind - LOL)! And here is what it says about me...
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE - Romantic, warm, loving. You care about other people, can be counted on in a pinch and expect the same in return. Intuitively keen. Can be very emotional.

Friday, August 24, 2007

My Celeb Match!!

Today's Sweet Shoppe Blog Challenge was to see who your Celebrity Match is! My results are...

Your celebrity match is Johnny Depp. You like your men funny and smart.

Take this quiz at

Friday, August 17, 2007

I'm NOT smarter than a 5th Grader!

And Thank You to the challenge at Sweet Shoppe Designs for making me aware of this! ROFLMBO! I took THIS QUIZ and here are my results
You are 60% Smarter than a fifth grader.

You got mare than half right, atleast. It's 50% for your information, since you're still stupid. A fifthgrader is smarter than you.

are you smarter than a fifth grader?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

My first meme!

And it's for SweetShoppes Blog Challenge this week! So here goes...

Five in a Row
1. Name one thing you do everyday. Get on the computer!
2. Name two things you wish you could learn. How to Sew and play the piano!
3. Name three things that remind you of your childhood. The carvings my cousins and I made in the back of my house, camping, baby dolls (I always had one with me).
4. Name four things you love to eat but rarely do. Tiramisu, Olive Garden Food, Crab Legs
5. Name five things that make you feel good. my kids, scrapbooking, listening to music, haircuts, pedicures!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

My Celebrity Look-Alikes

This was for the Sweet Shop Blog Challenge! What a fun site! You can do your own HERE!

Sunday, August 5, 2007


for the most party anyway! I'm back from the trip to Philly but I think I left my energy back at the hotel! I'm just exhausted! I ended up cutting my scrapping work in (more than) half and am no longer on a list-full of CTs. I will miss them terribly but I just need to "step away from the computer" a lot more than I have been! I needed to focus more on my school work and my family.

But just because I narrowed my scrapping fun down some doesn't mean I quit totally! So to kick things off now that I'm back I'm doing the BLOG CHALLENGE at Sweet Shoppe. It was to take THIS QUIZ and see what color nail polish best suits you! I actually got the color that I wear the most...PINK!

Your Nail Polish Color is Pink
How you're unique: You're girly without being high maintenance
Why your style rocks: You're the perfect blend of stylish, preppy, and cute
What this color says about you: "I am secure enough not to follow every trend"

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Falling Behind

I've been neglecting my blog! I've just been so overly busy with things going on and now I'm getting ready to pack for a 2 week trip to Philly! I'm just so behind it isn't even funny! I will eventually get back into the swing of things!

I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday! We spent it with friends and their family. It was a beautiful day and all the kids had a blast!

Sorry to make this so short & simple but I have loads and loads of laundry to get done and then I gotta pack all of our stuff! See y'all in a couple weeks!

Thursday, June 28, 2007


So I turned 30! I was sick about leaving the 20's but I am sure I will get over it. I just hate the whole aging process. :(

I had a pretty good day! We ended up finding the kids a free swing set on freecycle and while hubby was picking it up he also bought a couch off of them since they were selling everything so that they could move. It was a 2-year-old couch for a great price!! My mom and sister showed up with a birthday cake for me from The Bethel Bakery (YUMMY)!! So I had cake for lunch! LOLOLOL! When my mom got ready to leave my daughter burst into tears so my mom said she would take her overnight. :) Then we took the rest of the kids (I was babysitting all day) and they played on the slip-n-slide and on the new swing set. After they left I got ready and hubby took me out to dinner. We were going to go to the Olive Garden but they were toooooo packed and we didn't want to wait 2 hours to eat. So we headed over to Max & Ermas. It was so yummy and then they surprised me with an awesome banana cream pie dessert! So after today I think I need to do like 100 workout tapes in one day! :) My hubby got me tickets to go see THE LION KING musical! I'm so excited about that! We will be taking the kids also!!! It isn't for another 6 months but it is something that is great to look forward to! :)

Here's the fun challenge from Treasures to Scrap for today:

My roommate and I once:
Ummm, I never had a roommate! LOL!

Never in my life have I: traveld out west. I'd love to travel all over!

High school was : A great time! I had lots of wonderful friends!

When I'm nervous : I eat.

My hair: Is a mess and needs cut very badly!!

When I was 5 : I was sooooooooo cute! LOLOL! I was tomboyish I think!

When I turn my head left: I see my little boy telling me that he wants chocolate milk!

I should be: Sleeping or Studying!

By this time next year: I will be 31. YUK! And I will hopefully be finished with School!!!

My favorite aunt is: Aunt Concetta Mary (Connie). She would do anything for me and my kids! So generous and just loves us so much!

You know I like you if: You are my friend! :)

My ideal breakfast is: Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

If you visit my home town: I will take you to all the great places to see in the area! And you will HAVE to eat a Primanti Sandwich! LOL!

If you spend the night at my house : You will never get any sleep with the crazy kids of mine around! :)

My favorite blonde is : My dear Son!

My favorite brunette is : My mom!

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds: Pigs!

I shouldn't have been: Playing on the computer so much! I need to study!!!

Last night I: don't remember a thing!

A better name for me would be: No other! My name suits me perfectly!

I've been told I look like: my sperm donor!

If I could have any car, it would be : I dunno...don't think about it too much!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

If I was a Pixie...

I'd be a...SPIRIT PIXIE! :) I took the Quiz givin as the Sweet Shoppe Blog Challenge! It's lots of fun..give it a try! Here are my full results:

What type of pixie are you?

You are a spirit pixie! you love all life, and see good in everything! GO YOU!!! you totally fit the expression see the world through rose colored glasses!
Take this quiz!


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Friday, June 22, 2007


Happy Happy Summer to everyone! I was so excited that it was the first day of summer that I didn't get a chance to come on here until this late! :) But I just wanted to keep this short & sweet!! So, here is a goodie I have for you:

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Summer is almost (officially) here!

YAY! Tomorrow is the first day of Summer!! I'm already wondering how it is going to be all summer trying to beat the heat! My two little squirts are forever wanting to be outside but I hate it during the middle of the day when the sun is blazing hot! And my poor son is soooo sensitive to the heat!

My hubby will be starting a job soon so he won't have any vacation at all for this summer which sucks. And talking about jobs todays TTS BLOG CHALLENGE is to share about your first summer job!

My first summer job was becoming a waitress at DENNY'S! :) LOL! I was never a waitress before but wanted to be so badly (I have no idea why). So, they hired me but since I had no waitress experience they had to hire me to clean tables but only had me do that a few days. It was company policy because any waitress hired there had to have some restaurant experience or they had to start out cleaning! LOL! So I did my few days of busting tables then made my way out to the floor and became one of their best waitresses there within a few days! So good they started asking me to do more and more! GO FIGURE! So I did a little bartending here and there (there was a bar connected to it because it was also connected to a hotel. So, that was my very first summer job! :) I did have a retail job but it wasn't a summer job! I did that during the year while I was in college but didn't stay there long!

Well, not I'm going to go give the kids a bath so they can be clean for their vacation bible school class tonight! They got nice and dirty from going fishing earlier today!

I'll be back tomorrow to wish everyone a HAPPY SUMMER and probably have a goodie for ya!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Just Another Manic Monday...

I don't wish it was Sunday though...I just wish I was on vacation somewhere! LOL! I don't know where the day went?? Seriously. I don't even remember most of it! I was here there and everywhere then tonight was the twins first day at bible school. I stayed at the church the whole time in an office and studied. At least I accomplished one thing for myself! LOL! Then I came home and have too much catching up to do! I had 452 e-mails and I had just cleaned out my e-mail last night!?! Then I also did something else...I took on a babysitting job! ACK! LOL! Sometimes I wonder about the things I get myself into! HEHE! But we need any extra money we can get and the three kids are "out of diapers" age!

So, today the Blog Challenge is to take
THIS TEST!! It is a personality test to find out which Muppet character your most like! LOL! I just took and and I found out I am:

You Are Kermit

Hi, ho! Lovable and friendly, you get along well with everyone you know.
You're a big thinker, and sometimes you over think life's problems.
Don't worry - everyone know's it's not easy being green.
Just remember, time's fun when you're having flies!

Friday, June 15, 2007

A Sweet Quiz & a Friday Freebie!!

Here is a fun quiz challenge from the Sweet Shoppe Blog!! I just took it and got 37 points so my answer is CHARLIE BROWN!

A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test.

Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results.

Do not cheat by looking at the end before you are done!

1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?
..a) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)
..b) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)
..c) Painting in the park (5 pts)
..d) Rock concert (1 pt.)
..e) Going to the movies (3 pts.)

2. What is your favorite type of music?
..a) Rock and Roll (2 pts.)
..b) Alternative (1 pt.)
..c) Soft Rock (4 pts.)
..d) Country (5 pts.)
..e) Pop (3 pts.)

3. What type of movies do you prefer?
..a) Comedy (2 pts.)
..b) Horror (1 pt.)
..c) Musical (3 pts.)
..d) Romance (4 pts.)
..e) Documentary (5 pts.)

4. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose
One of these?
..a) Waiter (4 pts.)
..b) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)
..c) Teacher (3 pts.)
..d) Police (2 pts.)
..e) Cashier (1 pt)

5 What do you do with your spare time?
..a) Exercise (5 pts.)
..b) Read (4 pts.)
..c) Watch television (2 pts.)
..d) Listen to music (1 pt.)
..e) Sleep (3 pts.)

6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?
..a) Yellow (1 pt.)
..b) White (5 pts.)
..c) Sky Blue (3 pts. )
..d) Dark Blue (2 pts.)
..e) Red (4 pts.)

7. What do you prefer to eat?
..a) Snow (3 pts.)
..b) Pizza (2 pts.)
..c) Sushi (1 pt.)
..d) Pasta (4 pts.)
..e) Salad (5 pts.)

8 What is your favorite holiday?
..a) Halloween (1 pt.)
..b) Christmas (3 pts.)
..c ) New Year (2 pts.)
..d) Valentine’s Day (4 pts.)
..e) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?
..a)Paris (4 pts)
..b) Spain (5 pts)
..c) Las Vegas (1 pt)
..d) Hawaii (4 pts)
..e) Hollywood (3 pts)

10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?
..a) Someone Smart (5 pts.)
..b) Someone attractive (2 pts.)
..c) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)
..d) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)
..e) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield :
You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what you are doing and you are alway s in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn’t mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(17-23 points) You are Snoopy:
You a r e fun, you are very cool and popular. You always know what’s in and you are never are out of style you are good at knowing how to satisfy everyone else. You have probably disappeared for a few days that you learned. Being married and having children are important to you, but only after you have had your share of fun times

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:
You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and you always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not to be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in your life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants:
You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend that anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You never cause harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life is a journey, it’ s funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people, and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown:
You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Mom every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few birthdays. Don’t let your passion confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points) You are Dexter:
You are smart and definitely a thinker… Every situation is fronted with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes. Try to do less over thinking every once in a while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!

After your finished leave me a comment and tell me what answer you got!

Now I have a little freebie for you! Another Sketchie! I hope you like it! Have a great weekend everyone!! GRAB IT HERE!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tuesday's 12

Well, this was yesterdays blog challenge at TreasurestoScrap but I didn't get a second to do it yesterday so I will just make it up now! Twelve things that I have to be happy about:

1. Tonight is my hubbys night off of work so I get to have some time with him!
2. My mommy is going to be visisting today (and she was here yesterday too)
3. My aunt paid my hubby for doing some work at her house so we have some money to put towards our trip to Philly.
4. I finished 4 tests for school and am ready to start on my final set of words for this section of school!
5. Hubby brought home some YUMMIES from a local bakery this morning. He got me a lady lock and a fruit tart!
6. I have a start on my digi-scrapping organization
7. Our yard work is finished (for a while anyway)
8. My kids gave me big kisses when I woke up
9. I got a 40 dollar rebate in the mail (that I had forgotten about). I also found 20 dollars in my hubbys pants as I was doing laundry (that's always nice)!
10. We are going to go out for dinner for my hubbys birthday since we didn't get to do anything on his birthday.
11. The sun is shining and it seems like it is going to be a great day!
12. I am getting ready to scrap!!

So, it seems to be a happy happy day so far! This was a fun challenge to do today!

Monday, June 11, 2007

I can do a lot with A FEW MILLION DOLLARS plus give you a freebie!

Can you? So the question for Sweet Shoppes Blog Challenge this week is What would you do if you were given a few million dollars? My answers:
1. Give money to my friends & family & charity
2. Build a dream house on a gorgeous piece of land.
3. Invest and Save some for my kids.
4. Travel, Travel, Travel.
5. Hire a Maid

But winning that much money will never happen since I never play the lottery and I know I won't find any trees that can hold that much money! LOL! So it is nice to dream about!

Well, I have not blogged in a couple days and was gone most of the weekend. My hubby and I spent Saturday at Kennywood Park for his company picnic! It was so much fun and I rode just about every ride there! It was an enjoyable day without the kids! The twins really tired my poor mother out though! We didn't get home till after midnight and as soon as we walked into the door my mom CRASHED into her bed! :) We were too tired to drive home so we just stayed at my moms.

Sunday we drove home and just immediately started doing yard work (BLAH)! I'm glad we got it done though. Today is my hubbys birthday (32 years old) but we are not really going to see him. Maybe just for 30 minutes while he shovels his dinner down his throat and kisses us good-bye to go to work. He didn't get to go to sleep Sunday early enough and was running on a few hours of sleep while working (he works nights as a truck driver). So when he got home the kids and I were at the store and he went to bed. We got him a little cake & some food to grill for dinner so hopefully he will get up at least 30 minutes before he has to rush out the door so that he can have some cake and we can sing the little ditty to him! So to throw a little blog party I am going to hand out another one of my sketchies!

CLICK HERE to grab it!!

Nothing else really going on today. I have to try to scrap some pages and then do some studying. I also want to get ready and try to have a yard sale this weekend. I feel like I am never going to be organized in this house! Too much clutter and it drives me nuts!! And with that said, I'm going to go right now and pack up one box of stuff for the yard sale!

Taa-taa for now!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Wanna be on a Guest CT???

Then Amy Bleser is the one to contact!!! :) She is having a Guest CT call and lemme tell you...YOU WILL LOVE being a part of it! Her designs are AWESOME!! Here is her ad:

She sells her fun designs at:




Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Wednesday TTS Challenge & A Contest/Freebie

What story does your family laugh at over and over and LOVE to tell on you?
Well, I've always been a silly, crazy girl so I got lots of "pick-on-me" stories.

I hear lots of stories of me running up onto stages (in places that I wasn't supposed to) and start dancing & singing!!

There are also lots of stories of me bringing animals home (mostly birds) and took care of them till they could go off on their own.

And one story that the family can now laugh at and will never let it live down is when I "ran" away twice!! Well, I really didn't run away at all. The first time I was hiding in the bushes behind our house with a friend (who was a boy, most of my friend were boys when I was young and I was a tomboy, myself). We were so young and I said that we were going to run away. Him and I packed up little bags grabbed a mini radio and headed to my back yard! :) I don't know how long later the my mom and aunt (who we lived with at the time) started to panic and search the neighborhood! Hours of searching they came back and we popped out from the bushes!

The second time all I did was walk to a friends house without telling anyone! So they thought I ran away. This time they had the cops help find me and they found me at my friends! My mom said she felt like she was having a heart attack!!
The wonderful Kim Johnson is having a Contest at both DigiScrapDivas and Treasures to Scrap! Make sure you check this contest out, snatch the CUTE freebie that coordinates with her "IT'S MY PARTY" kit (which is on sale right now) and try out to win a NICE prize!!! Here is the ad:

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Bloggin' on a Rainy Tuesday

The weather today is YUKKY! The kids really wanted to go to the park and play but it is wet and chilly out there. So they are watching Wonder Pets and I am sitting here singing "The Phone, The Phone is Ringing, The Phone, we'll be right there..." And decided, heck, I better blog! I have a couple blog challenges to do and also my very first sketch template for a freebie!

So the TTS Blog Challenge today is:
What in your lifetime has only happened to you once?

Lots of stuff, but off the top of my head the following:

1. While doing an "Adopt-a-Highway" clean-up (in Florida) I found a baby alligator that was trapped from swallowing a fishing hook & line that was tied to a huge brick. Me and my animal rescuing instinct took me right to it and I cut the one end of the fishing line and wrapped the other part of the line around the babys mouth so that I could carry him to the car and get him to the local wild animal rescue! They cut the line as far in the mouth as they could and told me that the hood would probably dissolve in it's tummy and it would be fine!

2. I got Chicken Pox my Junior year of High School. Didn't know that's what it was at first. It came about that I was in the middle of a dance performance on stage. I had felt sick before going on stage but everyone was trying to tell me it was just stage fright (nah, didn't they know that I never would get stage fright) and so I went ahead out on that stage and danced until almost the very end of the performance I collapsed. They rushed me to the hospital and scared my mom with saying it could be meningitis. After testing and testing found out it was the Chicken Pox. Then after I got all the lovely itchy patches, I scratched them so much and have permanent scars from it. No fun!

3. Lost my virginity (hehe, yeah, you know you were thinking of putting that as an answer on your own blog for this question), went to my Junior and Senior Prom, got my drivers license, participated in Senior Skip Day and went to Daytona Beach...ya know all that stuff from high school.

4. Became a Ferret Owner shortly after moving out on my own with my hubby (who was then my boyfriend). He got me my first two ferrets (I had always wanted a ferret as a pet) and after that, Ferret Math struck me time after time as I started to rescue ferrets! Then from all the rescues and the two my hubby got me we had 10 ferrets as our own pets!

5. Got married. Got married in the Poconos!

6. Became Pregnant with twins and at the same time contracted Hepatitis A from the big outbreak at Chi-Chi's Restaurant. What a HORRIBLE HORRIBLE experience. Something that was supposed to be remembered and enjoyed was ruined from how horribly sick I was from the Hepatitis and then living in the hospital hooked up to machines and being looked at constantly.

7. Going back to school after having the kids, since I never finished my first degree!! I'm doing online schooling!

That's all I can think of for right now although I know there is probably hundreds more!

And for this weeks blog challenge at Sweet Shoppe:
I want to hear about your favorite designer, kit, product, etc.:

Oh My! I have way too many favorite designers so how bout my top 10 favorite stores to shop at (not in any special order):

1. Designer Digitals
2. Scrapbook-Bytes
3. Scrapbook-Elements
4. The Digi Shoppe
5. ScrapArtist
6. Little Dreamer Designs
7. The Shabby Shoppe
8. Funky Playground
9. Sweet Shoppe
10. The Lilypad

What tough questions. I am really liking Kelly Thompson's Animal Crackers Kit!!! Isn't it just the cutest!

And my favorite product right now is the PEELED & REVEALED line from Marcie Reckinger and Traci Murphy!

Hands down it is Traci Murphy's Actions! I was lucky enough that my dear friend, Dawn, introduced these to me! Traci's actions are amazing and such time savers!

WELL FRIENDS, Thanks so much for taking the time to read another one of my LONG blogs! I'm going to share one of my templates with you today!

If you would like it CLICK HERE! :) Also check out the mini kit freebie I put up on a my previous blog post. And if ya have a few seconds to spare I would love to read any comments you may leave me! :) Thanks!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

I'm on a Mission for June!

My mission is to finally get an album FINISHED! So, for the month of June I hope to accomplish finishing some LO's that will help finish an album! I've just been doing random LO's here and there and I need to go through all of them to see what I can actually put into albums and what new albums I can start!!

I am always in need of organization! UGH! I wish I could hire someone to do it for me!! You should see my house!!! LOL!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

June is HERE! :)

YAY! It is June BABY! :) What a great month...wanna know why?? Cause I was born during this lovely month! June 27, 1977 to be exact! So, if your good at math and you looked at the year I was born that means, YES [and i'm sick over it] that I will be THIRTY! EEK! I am not ready to leave my 20's! I have loved the 20's. So, I wonder how I'm going to celebrate this year. I hope the hubby can plan a fun little bash! My hubby was born in June 11th, so yet another reason it is great!! For his birthday we are going to Kennywood Park WITHOUT the kids! I can't believe it - a day with just me and my hubby!

Now onto some scrappy stuff. Treasures to Scrap is looking for someone who is HAWT, HAWT, HAWT! Yeah, it is SIZZLING SUMMER over at TTS and we are looking for a Guest Design Team Member for July, August and September! Look HERE for details!

Well, I probably have lots more to say and show ya but I'm too tired! I had a double blogging experience today since I had to get caught up and it is almost 1 am and I'm tired and need to study! But since I tortured you with a long end of the month blog and since this new month is a HAWT month I wanted to share a goodie with you:

It's just a little mini I put together when the weather was CRANKING HOT here and I couldn't go out and play! :) It has 8 papers, an elastic strap, yellow fiber and a sun doodle! If you like it you can GRAB IT HERE!! Thanks, friends, for taking the time to read my bloggidy, blog, blog blog!

My [LATE] End of the MAY Post!

May was super duper busy from the beginning to end for me! It was so crazy that most of it is a blur! I was still dealing with sick kids (yeah, since the middle of April into the full month of May) and also myself being sick. I can finally say I feel ALL BETTER now!! :) My hubby was on vacation for a week and we stayed busy with little things here and there. Then, of course, we had the lovely NSD to celebrate and there was so much going on so many places I was so worn out by the end of it all but MAN what a fun time (and I bought lots of goodies at crazy great prices)!

I bought the kids tickets to go see The Wiggles Live!! They are going to LOVE that! They won't be in our area until the end of July but I'm just glad I got tickets!

And this is for the End of the Month Blog Challenge at TTS:

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Well, it sure as heck wasn't my Digital Scrapbook Magazine! I'm so upset that I did not, and from what everyone else is saying, WILL NOT get the 2nd issue. I am going to call them tomorrow to let them know that I have not gotten my subscription issue and to let them know that my very first issue arrived super late and all torn up. :( I don't think it will do much good considering what everyone else has said about it! Very upsetting!! And what really makes me mad is that the stores in my area are LOADED with this issue but I REFUSE to go and spend that kind of money on a magazine when I already spent the money on the subscription.

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
My hubby is a movie rental freak, in spurts though. So this month he has been on one of those spurts. Here are some that we watched this month:

APOCALYPTO (Great Movie)
PAN'S LABYRINTH (another Great Movie)
300 (I wasn't too fond of this one but my hubby insisted we see it)
SHREK THE THIRD (AWESOME!! We took the kids and it was their first time in a movie theater!!!)
SPIDER-MAN 3 (Awesome!)
CHILDREN OF MEN (Really Good!!)
BLOOD DIAMOND (loved this one!)
THE DEPARTED (another fantastic movie)
MAN OF THE YEAR (I fell asleep and didn't get to watch it all)

What special days did I celebrate and how?
May is a FABULOUS month because it is the month the twins were born! So we celebrated their birthday (even though they weren't feeling good) on May 12th. They were born on May 6th and we had a little cake here at the house for them but the weekend after is when we had a party for their friends and other family at the park! It turned out to be a GORGEOUS day! My mom ordered them their cakes from Bethel Bakery and OH MY GOSH were they delish! Here's pics I took of them:

They got lots of fun gifts like craft stuff (coloring books, playdoh, paints) and Jamie and I got them Dora & Diego Scooters! Which they LOVE!

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
From April through May myself and the kids came down with some NASTY virus. I forget what the name of it causes cole/flu symptoms along with respiratory problems and best of all something like pink eye. My eyes hurt so bad I just wanted to pull them out. I am SO glad to be over that nasty bug! My daughter ended up with a double ear infection from it but my son's ears ended up being okay since he had the ear tubes put in. These ear tubes have done wonders for us! We used to live in the doctors office from ear infection after ear infection with him. Ever since the surgery he hasn't had one ear infection! I was nervous at first but now am so glad we did it!

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
Besides the fun birthday festivities Jamie and I took the kids to The Pittsburgh Zoo. This time we ended up just getting a family pass because the kids (and myself) LOVE going there! :) It was a great day (wonderful weather) and my mom and sister went along with us! We also took the kids fishing quite a few times at a local park!

Pics from the Zoo:

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
I tried a new recipe that I got off of Gina Millers Blog! It is called Low-Fat Asian Crockpot Chicken and it was mighty good for being low fat! ;)

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
I got a bunch of scrappy stuff during NSD. My unusual buy has to be this INFLATE-A-POTTY!
I wanted to get this for my kids! My DD is fully potty trained but everytime we would go out in public I stuck a diaper on her because I just didn't want her using the public restrooms. So this potty was my solution! HEHEHEEE!

What were this month's disappointments?
My husband is taking a new job. That should be a good thing right?! Well, it is very depressing, stressful and just horrible for me! My husband is a truck driver and he currently has a local driving job. For this new job he will be going over-the-road. I'm sick about the whole thing but he thinks this is best for us. We shall see. He starts in July which is when he has to go away for a 2-week training which is even more upsetting but we are in the process of finding out if me and the kids can go with him. Even if we are allowed to go with him I'm not sure if I am up for it since I will be stuck with 2 3-year-olds in a hotel by myself while he is at his training. We are thinking he will have some good downtime though. Who knows. I'm tired of being depressed about it though.

What were my accomplishments this month?
I got Jamie, myself and the kids appointments for all necessary stuff before our medical benefits stop (when he starts this new job - he will be without insurance for 90 days). Jamie and I had our eye appt's and both got glasses! I got cute Prada (black plastic) frames! The kids went to their very first dentist appointment but it only went 1/2 well. Aaron was such a big boy and did great! He got scared a little but was okay and let them do the full cleaning and look and all! Aubrey....Ummm....NOPE! She was scared out of her mind. So scared she was shaking! So they peeked for barely 5 seconds and we just had to skip her. I don't know why she was so scared! I might have to try a different dentist after Jamie has insurance for us again!

Well, that's my update for the end of May, Thanks for reading if you've gotten this far! Now into June we go! I have a goodie to kick off the HAWT SUMMER SEASON!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

6-2-07 TTS Blog Challenge


Well, this is pretty simple for me since my answer is just the same as all my other days of scrapping. I actually haven't scrapped in type of order or any certain subject and worst of all I haven't concetrated on an album!! This is something I need to try and work on! I know there are some albums that I want to finish, I just need TO DO IT! So, with that said, here are just a few of the LO's I made this month:

Doris Castle was our VERY GENEROUS sponsor at TreasuretoScrap for the month of May and I got some gorgeous pages done with her BEAUTIFUL KITS!!!

I used her PURE LOVE kit for this page of my daughter!

For this LO of my cousin I used Doris's EXCEPTIONAL and EXCEPTIONAL EMBELLISHMENTS

And for this page of my twins I used Doris's WHISPERS.

I also made this LO for a friend of mine! I used Doris's LOST MOJO Kit! What fun!!

Now I have to go and get my post ready that was supposed to be done the end of May! I bought some awesome goodies last month, was SUPER busy and also SUPER sick. I also put together a freebie! I don't know how much my hubby is going to let me get done so if I don't post it today it will be in the next couple days! ;)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

5-31-07 TTS Blog Challenge

A great way for me to keep my blog hoppin' is to give these Blog Challenges a try at TreasurestoScrap! I need that extra boost and the ideas! So, here goes my first stab!

1.What's your name spelled backwards? eel nagem

2. What did you do last night? the last thing I did last night was watch two movies with my hubby. They were Pan's Labyrinth and Apocalypto. We liked them both!

3. The last thing you downloaded onto your computer? Michelle Godin's Popsicle Punch Papers and Popsicle Punch Elements!

4. Have you ever licked a 9 volt battery? I don't remember if I tried that or not when I was little!

5. Last time you swam in a pool? Summer 2006

6. What are you wearing? Hubby's old work t-shirt and a pair of shorts that look about a million years old!

7. How many cars have you owned? 2 Cars, 1 Truck and 1 Van. Now we just have a van and a car!

8. Type of music you dislike most? I'm a 100% music lover of all kinds. So I'm not quite sure! If I think of something I will come back to edit! LOL!

9. Are you registered to vote? Yes I am!!

10. Do you have cable? Nope, we have Satellite!

11. What kind of computer do you use? Homemade computer called a MiniQ!

12. Ever made a prank phone call? Yeah, back in my highschool days!

13. You like anyone right now? I sure do! ;)

14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Today, no! If you asked me this before I had kids, I'd probably say yes!

15. Furthest place you've ever traveled? Ontario, Canada

16.Do you have a garden? I'd love to have one but don't know a thing about starting one!

17. What’s your favorite comic strip? The Family Circus

18. Do you know all the words to the national anthem? Most, but not all.

19. Shower, morning or night? That depends on what we have going on at the house or where we are going. But typically they are at night.

20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month? Shrek the Third

21. Favorite pizza toppings? Mushrooms & Hot Peppers

22. Chips or popcorn? Huh, no Chocolate? LOL! I like both but since we were just talking about movies I'm gonna go with popcorn!

23. What cell phone provider do you have? AT&T, or Cingular, or AT&T or...whatever they wanna call themselves! LOL!

24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? Umm, no, I didn't know you could do such a thing!

25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? Nope but I was in a few fashion shows!

26. Orange Juice or apple? Fresh Squeezed OJ!

27. Who were the last people you sat at lunch with? My hubby & kids!

28. Favourite chocolate bar? I don't know many chocolate bars that I didn't like! LOL! But I LOVE any from Rosalind Candy Castle and right now I'm really wanting a Twix!

29. Who is your longest friend and how long? Patricia Herrera for about 16+ years now!

30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? BLAH! It has been years! I hate raw tomatoes. I will eat them cooked but just not raw!

31. Have you ever won a trophy? Many! :)

32. Favorite artist? My mother!

33. Favorite computer game? I like Poppit! on Pogo and good 'ol Solitaire!

34. Ever ordered from an infomercial? Yeah, a few times!

35. Sprite or 7-UP? Sprite

36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school/work? Not a uniform but we had to wear specific clothes back when I was a waitress/bartender!

37. Last thing you bought at the store? The last purchase I made was Shorts for my daugther at The Children's Place.

38. Ever thrown up in public? Umm, Yes! Many times when I was pregnant!

39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love? Finding True Love!

40. Do you believe in love at first sight? Sometimes

41.Can exes just be friends? That all depends on why they became your ex!

42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? I do not remember!

43. Did you have long hair as a young kid? Sometimes! From Highschool till about 4-5 years ago I had hair down past my butt!

44. What message is on your voicemail machine? Some automatic recording that says "sorry we can't take your call right now, leave a message after the tone" or something like that!

45. Where would you like to go right now? I up for going anywhere right now!

46. What was the name of your first pet? The name of "MY" first official pet(s) (that means me living on my own, not with my parents) were Mishka & Jada (two ferrets that my hubby surprised me with)!

47. What kind of back pack do you have, and what’s in it? I don't carry a backpack!

48. Last incoming/outgoing call on your phone? Incoming: My in-laws and Outgoing: DawnMcD!

49. What is one thing you are grateful for today? My wonderful hubby & two gorgeous kids!

50. What do you think about most? Oh gosh, you don't wanna know! I am such a worry wart and have too many things rambling thru my head on a constant basis!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday (5/18) Blog Quiz

I'm going to try to post here more often! So I ran across a blog quiz on Sweet Shoppe's Blog and decided to do it! LOL!

Love it or Hate it?

Scary Movies: Love (most) of them! And I don't know why! I get so scared and have nightmares for a couple days after but, I still love to torture myself and watch them! LOL!

Amusement Parks: Love them all! I love the hard core rides and even the simple kiddie ones! I just love the whole exciting feel of being at an amusement park! :)

Valentines Day: Love it because I love celebrating Love! The love of all of my family and friends! We normally don't do much on this day beside go out for dinner but it is a great day to spread the love and let everyone know how you feel!

Working Out: I hated it until I my hubby surprised me with a Mother's Day gift of HIP HOP ABS!! I actually saw the infomercial on it and kept saying I wanted it badly! So he surprised me with it and we both have been doing it for 5 days now and LOVE IT! I alreadly lost 6 pounds!!! I've tried other work out tapes and just can't stick to most of them. But with HHA I actually look forward to doing it! Very weird for ME to LOOK FORWARD to it! LOL!

Tattoos: Hate them! Now don't get offended if you have one! I just hate them for ME! I just don't see myself having one at all plus I could NOT handle the pain of getting one so for those two reason I have to say I hate them! I prefer to just look at them on other people!! LOL!

Guacamole: LOVE IT!!! My hubby and I both LOVE Guac! :) My in-laws cringe when they see us eat it but MAN, they don't know what they are missing! And even better, avacados are SO SO good for you!

Hillary Clinton: I don't like her! I am so not a political person and don't follow everything to make the decision but I have many family members that are. 1/2 like her and 1/2 don't! I've heard both sides of the conversations and don't want to say I HATE her but I don't think I would want her to be our president!

Napolean Dynamite - the movie: HECK YES I LOVE IT! If you know me then you know that is like my FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME! :) I saw it the second it hit the theater and have been a major Nappy D geek since that moment! A few family member and myself actually threw a huge Nappy D PARTY and it was SO MUCH FUN! Ahhh! I think I will watch it this weekend (again)! LOL! J/K! I watch it but not like a stalker!

Meat Loaf: If we are talking about the food then I love it (when my mommy makes it)! :) If we are talking about Meat Loaf in the music field...nah, I don't like him! LOLOLOL!

Forwarded Emails (videos, stories, etc.): HATE them! I don't get mad at the people that send them but I just hate them because I don't have time as it is to read the regular e-mails I get each day! LOL!

Well, that was fun! :) I'm glad I did this, thanks Sweet Shoppe!! I need to do more with my bloggy blog!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Here's a chance to win a GREAT PRIZE!!!

Just head on over to TreasurestoScrap and check out Doris Castle's Challenge! She has a VERY nice prize to give out and you even get a pretty little freebie to do the challenge! See the details here:

Monday, April 30, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy, Sick, Busy, Busy!!

The title basically describes how the whole month of April was for me! It's a shame that I can't keep up here on my blog! But it really is tough! The twins try to keep me away from the computer as much as they can! And my school studying is constant too! I've actually fallen behind with studying but I plan to try and catch up next month. Ok, don't laugh, just let me amuse myself and say that I will! :)

Then we had a totally fun game at Treasures To Scrap all month that kept us all super busy!! Everyone totally RAWKED the TTS GALLERY!! I made more LO's this month than I have in probably 6 months combined! OK, well, not really but it seemed like it! I did get TONS done though! After the final challenge of the month I ended up losing my mojo and had to step away for a couple days.

What did I do on those couple days off of making LO's? Well, what would any digi-scrappin' addict do??? SHOP! LOL! I had a little money to spend and plus my dear friend Dawn surprised me with a gift certificate to get some Traci Murphy Actions! I had never tried them before and she was bragging about how awesome they are! So I picked up a pack and I already tried them and now know this is A MUST HAVE! So I thank her so much for thinking of me, cheering me up and suggesting such a wonderful item! I was trying to hold off on shopping for NSD but I couldn't help but pick up these awesome goodies:

Couldn't pass up Katie Pertiet's new items for 25 cents at Designer Digitals:
Flourished Words - Brushes & Stamps
Candy Jar Paper Pack

Also bought Ashley Olson Goodies: Colorful Duct Tape and Oodles of Doodles. Also check the end of my post for my BEST FIND for the month!! It's awesome!

Now on to the sick part! My poor baby girl ended up catching a bug at the birthday party we were at last week. She was sick with a high fever and vomiting all weekend. Now that the weekend is over I have a sore throat and am super tired. I feel nauseous. I'm going to take some tylenol and hopefully when I wake up I won't be worse. But most likey, I will be worse, that's how it always works for me!

Back to the busy part again...I worked with lots of wonderful CT goodies this month! I wish I would have kept up with my blog to share everything but I'll have to stick with the most recent. Rina Kroes made an incredible new kit for Autism Awareness called WRONG PLANET. Misty Cato has started a wonderful ABOUT A BOY line and I worked with the first two so far which are BIRTH TO 18 MONTHS and also 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS. Amy Bleser started selling at Scrapbook-Bytes and she started the store off with some wonderful cardboard goodies and a A Song in my Heart Kit! Shabby Princess was our April Sponsor at Treasures to Scrap so all of us lucky CT members got to work with her incredible designs! I got to scrap with WILD LOVE, WONDERFUL and also STUDIO CHIC. They were all awesome to work with, but then again, what Shabby Princess product ISN'T??!! :) Finally a couple CT items from Scrapbook-Elements. I really liked one of Ashalee Wall's new kits called PUNKY! This kit will be just perfect for all the "attitude" looks my DD tends to give! :) And I finally got a cute kit to scrap those four-legged friends! It is Petra Losbichler's THE DOG SET!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Got my FINAL item today!

Yup, April 3rd, and the movie Charlotte's Web is in the stores just in time for Easter!! We have not seen this movie yet but heard many good things about it so I figured I would get it for my daughter for her Easter Basket! It was the last thing that I had in mind to buy for her basket. I bought my son the Happy Feet DVD and hope that it is good too! I'll have to update you all on what we thought of both movies after we watch them!! :)

Drop me a comment and let me know what you got for your kid(s) for their Easter Baskets! I'm always up for future ideas! ;)

Monday, April 2, 2007

A Fresh Start

I swear blogger just doesn't like me...or didn't! I figured I would give this whole blog thing another try. So for my very first post I would like to say WELCOME to my blog! :) That's all. Now I gotta get back to my scrapping & school work! SO much to do & SO little time!