Thursday, November 30, 2006

Getting into the spirit...

So... I am letting all the joy and fun of the holidays seep in slowly so I can make it last, but I think its got a hold of me and I am too excited. Last night I made homemade hot chocolate for the first time...SO GOOD! We had a fire and just sat with no music or tv, it was peaceful. Also I have been listening to Christmas music in the mornings around the house. And as we all know the weather is crazy right now across the country and we are in the 40's and 50's here in Phoenix, YES! I have got to pull out jackets and long sleeves for a bit. Enjoy the season and get into the spirit!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

One More Week

Only one more week of classes, then a couple finals and the fall semester will finally be over! I can't wait, then I get to go home and see my family and friends with no worries. The weather is finally shaping up here, it's been about 60 all week so I have been able to wear long sleeves. I am looking forward to have a couple weeks here with no school to work on my scrapbooking and get stuff that I want to submit done before going home. That's about it, not much else going on righ tnow, just focusing on school this week and studying and writing research papers :(

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Into the season...

Well Dave and I have trimmed the tree and hung our stockings, after we decorated them of course. Here are some pictures of our decorations and of our holiday turkey. We are making the most of leftover, potato pancakes for breakfast and I making turkey soup right now. Enchiladas, tetrazzini, and sandwiches are also in the works. Well back to homework and scrapping :)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Turkey Day!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!! I will post pictures of our glorious dinner later tonight. Enjoy your food, family, and friends and take time to think about what we all have to be greatful for...this may suprise you...I know it did me!!! :)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Sad News...

Well I gave it my best and it was definitely a learning experience, but I am sad to annouce that Designs For You will be closing :( Not sure if it's forever or just a while. The monetary and time commitment have become too much at this point in my life. Maybe once I am done with school and settled somewhere. The silver lining is that now I will have more time to devote to school, which is something I really need to do. I wish I lived and went to school with my sister, then I would stay on track because she is so good at it :) I also will be devoting more time to my personal scrapbooking career as far as submitting layouts and projects for publication. It was fun and I am sad to let a dream go but I think the most valuable thing I've learned is that I am not the type of person to run the business part of it all, so if I make a similar venture in the future I will have to have a partner that can take on that aspect of it. With that said I am off to break the news to my customers, thank goodness there are only seven:)

Also here is a layout I did the other night. One of my favorites :)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Woohoo, I am so excited! I was contacted today and I am going to have a page published in a Scrapbooking Trends Idea Book that's coming out next April! I of course can't post the page because everyone has to wait to see it but it's my first publication of hopefully many! Yeah!

Sunday, November 12, 2006


I love reorganizing least for the first 3/4 of it, then I usually grow tired and either leave the rest in a pile or spread out on the floor. This means I usually have one basket or drawer or whatever that is just a mishmosh of everything left. I bring this up because I am attempting to reorganize my scrapstuff today. It isn't that far out of control, but I could use a new way of looking at things and going through my product usually inspires me, which I can totally use right now. I am hoping that in doing this it will encourage me to sit and scrap tonight, because I haven't done a page at all this week, and that just isn't like me. Knowing where to start is indimidating me right now, so I am just going to have to jump in and go from there.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

being sick suck.

Today is a sick day. Some sort of sinus infection or something. No school, no work, just couching it up with chicken soup and OJ trying to feel better. I hate unproductive days and being sick makes me feel behind, but a day of rest is the best medicine most times. *sigh*

Monday, November 06, 2006

Quick thoughts

Quick post before I am off to are a picture of Sydney and Josh the two kids that I get to babysit for. It's a great job and they are so sweet, I will miss them when I am gone. Already the second week of November...that makes me happy :) I will be home again in almost a month, got my plane ticket already and am finalizing my wish list for Christmas. I also will be getting to visit Chicago, which will be the first time since I have definitely decided to move there. I think about it everyday...I am brimming with excitement. One last you sibby:)