Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Bye Bye 2008 Hellllllooooooo 2009

I can't wait to see 2008 go to the way side.. Looking for 2009 to be a better year which I don't think will be to hard..
I didn't get a whole lot of photo's for Thanksgiving..I forgot once I put the camera down...
Lots to catch up on.

Group Effort in the kitchen

Traffic to Thanksgiving feast look at both sides argh.



Mom and Bree

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Totally Busted Boys

Here is a picture of the dogs at work on the packaging bubbles.. I called them and they both just looked at me like what.. They had a great time playing with this stuff for hours... The small things they love to get into.. They love it when they don't have to be on a leash get to run free.. Well I gound the photo cord so I can now start loading picture whew that was a long spell... of no cord.. Also got my layout packaged for the Cristal so that they can get that book going... So one thing off my to do list..

Saturday, December 27, 2008



Have a great day...
Maybe some scrappy time....

Yikes I'm still down for the count everyone.. i have't been answering to much email etc...
I'm still flat on my back.. Hopefully by Monday

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dec 25th No more counting down it's here


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dec 24th Xmas Eve

Everyone enjoy your familes, friends and holiday
Be safe if your on the road

Only another week and 2009 I am praying that it is
good to all.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Terry Dec 23rd

YES YES YES lots and lots of birthday in November... yikes...
My cousin Terry's birthday is today

Happy Birthday....

Cosmo Cricket Huge Giveaway by Leah

This is one talented girl... and she is doing an Amazing giveaway on her blog
all you have to do is comment.. She has over 500 entries for this prize package
value at 150.00 of cosmo cricket goodness......
Go here

for bloggy good time and enter the contest

Good luck to you all....

Monday, December 22, 2008

Dec 22nd.. only three days left

Do you open your gift on Xmas eve or Xmas day or both.
We usually do the inlaws on Xmas Eve
and my family on Xmas day...
We usually just play gift exchange at the in laws and the kids
under 18 get a gift. There is only one under 18 at this point
Where does time go... They were just all getting them not to long ago.?

I'm hoping to get to sneek a movie in for Dear Hubby he always wants to go
but we never make any time to get there cause we are here and there...
I am gonna try on Xmas Eve to make this happen for him... Keeping fingers crossed

Saturday, December 20, 2008



My shopping is way done and I'm excited.. My homemade gifts were
another thing but I had also cut back my list on that...
This year has been challenging and I need no more stress...

Hubby has had so many trials with his heart... I am so grateful
for his medical care and that he is here.. I have no clue how to
handle that I think no one is ever ready for it..

Thursday, December 18, 2008


No Tamales this year I usually do this ritual it's an awful lot of time more than anything so this year I am skipping this and we will gladly go buy a dozen at a market.. LOl... Usually I try to do them between now and Xmas but I'm just gona enjoy my time rather that the hussle bussle of this... I will make Pozole for New Years Day I promised DH already..
I am hoping he is cooking for me again on New Years Eve.. Usually he makes a lobster tail but I'm not sure this year be better if we just ate fish rather than the lobster with butter how can you have lobster without butter just not right lol... So will see how things are but I'm thinking we should probably do the healthier of the two to ring in the new year...

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rest in Peace Aunt Liz

May you always walk in sunshine and God's love around you flow, for the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know, it broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, a part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

A million times we've needed you.

A million times we've cried.

If love could only have saved you.

You never would have died.

The Lord be with you

And May You Rest in Peace.
You battled as hard as you could as someday I'm hoping they will find the cure.
As your memory will be kept alive we will someday meet again...

My aunt finally lost her battle with cancer last nite. Please pray for her family.

Dec 16th... Happy Birthday Joseph Wow 21

Happy Birthday Joseph...
Yes your right all my godchildren were born in December how amazingly fun is that.
He will be the big 21 I can't beleive this....
Enjoy your day Joe

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Dec 13 only 12 more days

Only twelve more days for the season it comes and goes so quickly....
Lucky thirteen today is Victor and Erica Engagement party...
We will of course work first then attend it's not till 3:00 but it's
a few miles it will take at least an hour which is ok... Then I get
to see Sonia which is a BFF of mine whom I don't get to spend very much
time with at all... I miss our breakfasts We use to go to breakfast well
at least coffee and hashbrowns or coffee and toast and or sometimes full breakfast
but alas we don't work together anymore and we are far apart .. We both have
the distance driving phobia.. but we do keep in touch thru the internet thank
goodness for this

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Go here
You can see caring for crystal on the right of a blog roll. I got this message in my email today and my heart just sank so Please all you scrappers out there... If you can Please red thru I know it's a long post.. but if you can help out.?

Dear Family and Friends:
As you may or may not know Crystal was diagnosed with an aggressive rare type of Cancer located in and around the Cervix. Unfortunately, since Crystal is HPV negative and completed annual Pap tests the problem wasn’t diagnosed until it reached stage 3.5 – 4 with the primary tumor growing to a length of 9 cm. We will continue to explore all options, but this is a fast moving disease that is not curative. This is difficult to say and it may sound like we are giving up, but that is not the case. We are going to fight this disease and expect good things to happen.
Radiation and Chemotherapy will start on November 24th and we are confident that new combinations of therapy and or surgery (not to mention the support of the entire Kaiser Oncology staff) will reduce the size and slow the growth so Crystal can enjoy time with Rylee, Aiden, Gaven, family, and friends. No one knows for sure, but we were told to expect a couple of years depending on how she reacts to the upcoming 6-8 week treatment. After that she must balance future treatments and quality of life. With a little luck, your support, and prayers we are going for her 40th birthday (about 6 years from today). We can do it…
We appreciate all of your support, thoughts, prayer. Our door will remain open. Crystal wants to make sure you know it is ok to visit and call anytime. Her only request – no flowers. Crystal, Jason, Gaven, Aiden, Rylee

Crystal is more than my cousin. She is more like a sister and a best friend. She is 33 years old and she has a 2½ year old son named Aiden and a 8 month old daughter named Rylee. She is married to Jason who has a 14 year old son named Gaven who Crystal treats as her own. Since her husband wrote the above letter to friends and family, things have actually gotten worse. After many tests, it has been found that Crystal has an EXTREMELY RARE and EXTREMELY AGGRESSIVE form of Cancer. So rare that her Oncologist has only found one other oncologist in the entire United States that has dealt with anything similar to Crystals Cancer. There is no protocol for this. If things go well and Crystal responds well to ongoing Chemotherapy and Radiation, she could live another 2 years. Unfortunately, it could be less.
Crystal worked very hard to become a nurse. The RN program is a 2 year program. She completed that and took it one step further and continued her education to get her bachelors degree in nursing. The ironic part of all this is that she is an oncology nurse. When she told me she wanted to get into oncology, I thought she was certifiably insane. I could NEVER deal with all that sadness on a day to day basis. Oncology is a special calling and she got it. I don’t wish cancer on anyone but I definitely feel that it is NOT FAIR that it would attack my cousin who dedicated her life to helping cancer patients.


Her biggest fear is that her children are so young that they will never know or remember her. How could this happen to my young cousin that has two babies depending on her? She asked me to create the Scrapbooks for her children so they would know who their mother was. She wants them to know what a great life she has, how much fun she is and of course how much she loves them. How do you let these children know what a wonderful person their mother was? You know how sometimes you wonder why life has taken you in one direction or another. I think it was in God’s master plan that I would be called to do this one day so He led me to open a Scrapbook Store. I don’t think there is a better way to accomplish this task than through our passion, our hobby...scrapbooking.

We spent Thanksgiving with Crystal two weeks ago. We went through her pictures and organized them so we can start making the scrapbooks. This is where we are pleading for your help. I know you are all very busy with your day to day lives but if you can find it in your heart and find the time to make a layout for Crystal's Scrapbook it would be a great big help for us. We need all different types of layouts. She will be scrapbooking her journals, emails that people sent to her and greeting cards. We would like these to be 2 page layouts with no set format. She will also be scrapbooking lots and lots of photos. We would like these to be 2 page layouts with several mats in different sizes but most for 4x6 photos. We would also like an exposed spot for journaling (no hidden journaling please).

If you do not have time to make any layouts, donations will also be accepted. Trust funds have been set up for Aiden M. LaGrange and Rylee M. LaGrange and an account has been set for all of Crystal's needs in the name of Caring for Crystal Foundation. Crystal has an amazing support system in Denver. I was there for 6 days and 3 of those days her friends brought home cooked meals for her and her family. Her coworkers at Kaiser have donated their vacation to her. When I left, 6 months worth of vacation had already been donated. It is amazing how kind, caring and generous that people are.

I also ask for your personal prayers for Crystal. If you belong to a church or a prayer group and you are able to add Crystal to the prayer list, I would greatly appreciate it. I believe in the power of prayer and I believe that there is still a miracle in store for Crystal.

I am not one to reach out and ask for help. However, I have never needed this much help. I feel so blessed to be able to reach out to so many people. I belong to an amazing sisterhood, a sisterhood of tens of thousands of scrapbookers. We all scrapbook for the same reason, for the preservation of our memories. Please help me preserve Crystal's memories for her children.

If you belong to any Scrapbook Yahoo Groups or Message Boards and you think anyone might want to help, please forward this email.

I am headed back to Denver in January. I would love nothing more than to present Crystal with completed Scrapbooks. She expressed to me so many times that this was her number one concern. If we can do this, she can stop worrying about this and start concentrating on her battle against her cancer.

If you would like to know more about Crystal, see pictures and keep updated on her treatment program and her fight against cancer, her friends have started a blog for her. It is We have created a link on our blog that will take you directly to Crystal's blog. You can also click the picture above.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. Thank you for any layouts that you can contribute!! Layouts can be dropped off or sent to Scrappin' Good Times 564 W. Arrow Hwy., San Dimas, CA 91773.

This is a trying time to anyone's family.. It's person for me...My aunt will be passing before the end of the year She also had uterus cancer and they can do nothing more to save her.. Thanks in advance for anyone willing to help out in some way.....I personally do not know this family.. I have shopped at the LSS but it really hits close to home with my aunt in the same situation only the doctor told us two weeks ago that she will be lucky to make it another thirty days... Cancer is a horrid disease my father passed from it my step mother passed fromm it.. Two of my uncles so it runs in our family.. Two of my aunts have had breast cancer and thyroid but are here and beating the odds...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Dec 10th only 15 days left

Happy Wednesday and it's 10 days into December already...Well it's a good thing..that I hve discovered how to post ahead cause so far all my posts were scheduled... I have a busy crazy month... & lots to tackle get orgnized finish year end ahead of schedule. Plan some things for 2009 .. Hubby have lots of medical stuff thru Dec- Jan Very stressful month... So I thought I better schedule the posts this month due to all that's been going on and my time constraints etc..lately.

Thanks for stopping by i'm hoping that soon I can float some photos soon as I find that dang cord.

Also if your looking to have some fun... head on over to

For some Scrapping fun they will be having a Cyber Crop this weekend... Maybe you can get some holiday projects done...I will miss Saturday but hope to have some fun on Sunday... Hope to see you my blogging friends to....

Scrappincoast2coast is still in the works ladies... Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Happy Birthday Karen Dec 9th...

Happy Happy Birthday Karen aka as soccerboyzmom on messageboards.

Enjoy your day...

Monday, December 08, 2008



If you haven't finished your Xmas shopping try to get it done soon..
The mad dash is on... If your creating things well that' time seems even
I am hoping to have my nieces books finished... I am lucky I have to have one done on Xmas but the other I can fudge and send a little bit later cause she's in Texas.
but lets hope I don't need the extra time.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Dec 7th... Happy Birthday Nicholas + Cricut Cartridge

My goodness you children you are growing to be adults so fast Nicholas is another godchild I have... He will be 16 this year I have no idea where the time goes..
He is a good Football player in school...
Happy Birthday Nick Enjoy your day

Also... if you go to They are extending they cyber monday most cricut cartridges are 29.99 with FREE SHIPPING NO TAX.. so how cool is that to shop from your computer..... Thought I would spread the cheer....

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Dec 6th Happy Saturday

Wow it's already the first Saturday in December only a few more to go..
2009 will be here before we all know it...

I have a list of items that I need to do for 2009.

1.) Be more organized
2.) No buying Scrappy supplies (adhesive Ok)
specifically no patterned paper
3.) Make office better and more managable
4.) Donate things that have not been used or in way
5.) Take all clothes that don't fit and donate
6.) Be finished with year end , quarter end, month end on time
7.) Hopefully a job (yes I work with hubby) but need a paying job
8.) Lose weight oh yes the ever so lose weight each year deal.
9.) Be positive each day when wake up
10.)Make sure to scrap at least once a month
11.) Make sure to scrap with a friend at least every other month
12.) Get at least 150 layouts done in 2009
13.) To be in a card trade at least every other month my supply is running low
14.) Be organized for the Sedona Trip.
15.) Pay off a credit card
16.) Take more walks with hubby
17.) At least go to one movie a month with Hubby this is his favorite thing to do.
18.) Learn microsoft 2007
19.) Make sure I watch the 2009 tutorial to educate my self to the fullest with Quickbooks pro
20.) To eat more salad in 2009
21.) Keep hubbies heart in mind when cooking try to take the sodium out of whatever I can
22.) Pray everyday that hubby n family n friends are always healthy
23.) Write more cards just because to friends and family
24.) Hope to Visit Az at least twice
25.) Make a grocery list and shop with coupons at the store

Well this is a good start and I will start working on it now not Janaury 1st.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Dec 5th.. 20 more days till Xmas

Today... is Friday...
another week almost gone.

Please pray for me today...
I don't want to jynx myself...

So please please the power of pray.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Dec 4th.. Happy Birthday Alyssa

I wish I could show a pic but all my pictures are in the garage at the present time i have one bag at home of about 250 pics but none of her lol...
She is gonna be 17 years old.. Omg where did the time go... She is growing so fast
and so smart..
Love ya little one and Have a great Birthday.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Dec 3 only 22 more days left till Xmas

I just can't beleive how fast the days go by.
then each week seeming faster than the next.
Year end , quarter end , month end all at once
ugh... Well I'm preparing for it in bits and pieces
and for the first time in a long time I' will have it done
right on time.. I'm excited about this...

Not a whole lot is new still no cord for the camera
so soon you will get photos until then

Have a good day

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


Where is your mobile phone? On table
Where is your significant other? work
Your hair color? brown
Your mother? pleasant
Your father? decease
Your favorite thing?
Your dream last night? scarry
Your dream goal? organized
Room Your In? office
Your hobby? scrapbooking
Your fear? drowning
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Az
Where were you last night? home
What you're not? rich
Where you grew up? Pico Rivera
The last thing you did? type
What are you wearing? sweats
Your TV? Fox n Friends
Your pets? here
Your computer? best
Your mood? bad
Missing someone? Jenny
Your car? parked
Something you're not wearing? socks
Favorite shop? Target
Your summer? Fun
Love someone? everyone
Your favorite color? blue
When is the last time you laughed? today

Just one word is tough! Give it a try!

I tag: Teresa, Debbie, Kris, Delphina,Cristal, Shirley,Karen
The others I would name have been tagged by Miss Natalie already

Monday, December 01, 2008

Dec 1st.. Wow 25 days till Xmas

I can't beleive how fast time seems to be flying these days...
I made it all thru posting each day in November sometimes not a whole lot
of interest but I stuck to it and did it.. I am looking forward to 2009 and hope
that many chances and things get better.. I'm hopping you just never know..
I'm hoping to catch up on a few things the week of 12/24 to New years at work we are generally slow but it's year end so I have to have all that done along with new files and clean up the place...
Boy I was looking at things on Ebay and boy oh boy you can get some good deal on things are totally so cheap I can't see how some of those people are making money even.
Anyways... Happy December and hopefully you won't have to much Xmas shopping to get done... It's always fun I like the hussle and bussel just wish everyone would have that spirit all year long and not just at xmas time.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Day 30 Last day of Daily Blogging...

Day 30 and the last day of the month how did that happen
Only 24 more days of shopping for the Holiday Season but is it really
worth someone's life.. I was horrified by the trajedy over the weekend
for Black Friday..
My Shopping is all done.. So I will enjoy driving around town drinking
coffee and looking at the decorations .. I'm not seeing a whole lot on my
part of town.? Will see. I'm hoping to see the Parade of boats this year but
who knows..Schedule are hectic and things are crazy....
Just some peace and quiet is good for me.
Well thank goodness for scheduling of posting I made it thru
Naplablamo which if it wasn't for scheduling I would have never made it.
Just way overload this month and Next month is not looking any better., but
keeping busy is good.. I have not watch Grey's in two months Just to much to do when I get home...
Never enough hours in the day...
I have to start getting ready for Sedona..Yes if I start now I will then be ready I'll have to start pulling pics etc.. otherwise I won't be ready...
Happy Fall ya all
I hope your Thanksgiving and family friends was good this season.

Saturday, November 29, 2008


DAY 29 ONLY ONE MORE DAY OF NAPLOBLAMO WOW I can't beleive that I was able to do the posting each day this month..Not a lot was said but I did post and I would not have been able to if I didn't schedule them a week in advance.. lol...
one more day and that's all... Who hoo... Here is a few more cards JSorry I couldn't figure out how to delete the duplicates..Oops... Sorry. All together we did 44 cards plus... our trade so we did real good

Friday, November 28, 2008



If you shopping for those Black Friday deals good luck...
I heard Walmart is having the Cricut Expression for 199.00
There is a ton of T.v.'s that will be dirt cheap so they say.
Lots of computer etc...
I hope that you get the good deals that you go after...
Enjoy your day...
I'm gonna enjoy a good cup of coffee I hope....

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Day 27 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.. Hope you have a nice relaxing day and full of yummo food...
Also Happy Birthday to my Mama today is her birthday..
We will be celebrating that today.


Name three things you are thankful for in my comments

My three things for today are..

1.) Being with family
2.) Roof over my head
3.) My husband is getting great medical care

Have a great day and weekend.. Those of you going out to those sales get some sleep
Kohl's opens at 4:00 am yikes..
I'm not going this year to the sales but I hope those that do get what they are looking for.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Dearest Amanda DAy 25

Happy Birtday to my Baby Girl who will always be my baby girl.
She is another year old today...
She is doing so great in school and working full-time..
She's another year old today
I love you my sweet little girl Have a super birthday

Monday, November 24, 2008


Some more to follow have to do my post for the next couple days... I'm hoping come december I can blog live instead of ahead.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day 23 Only two more days

Happy Sunday boy I love the scheduling aspect of blogger... Only two more days you are asking for what.. Well my baby girl turns another year old..yup that makes me another year old to yikes.. She is all grown up..Doing really well in school this semester. We are very proud of her. She isn't coming for Thanksgivng but she has plans there to spend it all day with her roommates family they do breakfast , cooking, games she is very excited. Then on Thanksgiving day it's Mama's birthday...
Well happy Sunday alll.....

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Day 22 Card making day

Today is card making day... I need to find the cord to my camera however ... I am suppose to be making cards today so wish me lots of luck on these....
Happy Saturday everyone...
What are you doing today.?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Day 21 Friday Yippee

Well 21 days into the month and before we know it Thanksgiving and the sales.. Anyone gonna stand in those lines.. I hear there is gonna be some extra super deals. I hope that is the case.. I won't be going in the lines.. If we go we are looking for a t.v. for the bedroom we are not gonna do shopping this year.. We will be scaling back and doing visiting and good cheer.. I am suppose to make Tamales will see how that goes.. I have a request for them for a gift but that gift is several hours in the kitchen I want to learn to make toffee I have to see if I can find the one recipe from a gal that use to make it for me.. I love love Toffee it is my favorite can't resist.. I love the California Brittle from See's oh yummo.... That's my favorite.. I am allergic to Coconut so I can't have anything with that I don't care for Dark Chocolate and Chocolate things to much in general but Toffee Omg I can eat it till I'm sick... LOl
So what are you doing for Black Friday.?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

DAY 20 AHhhh

Well another day of Naplablamo 20 days and I haven't missed a day yet... In the midst of moving yada yada...
It's already Thursday and end of the week..TGIF is next... I will get to go to Debbies to make cards finally I have not scrapbooked or anything since Teresa's in September..So I will be having a bit of fun for the weekend..Hopefully getting the stuff done but never enough time..
DH and I are suppose to have a date to see a movie.. Fireproof if we can find it if not... then we will see something comical... fun, goofy.. He is going to see 007 on Friday... He loves the movies..
I'm craving Taco's so we will probably have those sometime this weekend.. Need to get my Thanksgiving shopping done how about you.?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

DAy 19 The older I get

The older I get the faster time flies by. Soon my little one will be another year old. She is no longer young can make her mind up on her own. She still needs mama for many things but she
really is all grown up.
The older I get the worse things sometimes seem to get my life has been in a downhill motion
since Februray I pray ,pray things will get better soon this is crazy that I have a fear of driving
I can't sleep at nite because I see us being hit by a car. I put on brakes when I see someone coming out of a driveway the thing is I'm the passenger so how does that work. The only way I can sleep consecutive now is to take a sleeping pill that does the trick for maybe 4-5 hrs depends on the day. I do not want to be on these medications a person can go broke taking this stuff. I've tried on my own to get off to see how things would be but it makes my condition worse even being on them I'm not 100%. I still have fear each time I get in the car I will be hit. I know accidents are random see psychartrist isn't gonna do anything for the fear.. That has been a suggestion plus I'm not a bank the insurance company expects me to bank roll them.. That's so fair I really want to be able to drive again without being in fear each time I get in the car it's been almost 9 months now since we've been hit and I still have fear the guy is either gonna come after us or something.. Maybe it's the age thing. All I know is I want my driving back my husband thank the lord for him drives me everywhere.. or Debbie drives when we go.. I just wanat that part of my life back maybe that will help with other parts.?
Ramblings over

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

DAY 18 Thanks Sonia

My friend Sonia well I don't have a picture cause my computer is still dead with most of my pics on them.. I have known her since 1984 We worked together till 2003 that's how we meet We closed up the business and her mom had passed so in 2003. She stayed home for a bit you never really get over something like that.. Her mom was such a gentle soul and could only count on Sonia to help her She drove religiously each Sat or Sun to do her Mom's shopping medication cleaning whatever she needed to do .. She arranged her schedule to take her to the doctors whatever it was she was there. I still think of Jenny all the time & I think she sometimes watches over the both of us. Sonia and I have been thru the good , bad and oh so many drama's together, no matter what no arguing yes difference of opinion but not arguing. She is truly is just like a sister to me. Even though we don't see each other like we use to on a daily basis we keep in touch thru the internet Some days things have been real tough lately and she has done so many amazing things to help me get thru this.. Things I never expected as I am always the one thinking of way to do things for others .. I can't thank her enough for the help she provided thru this move.
Now we are even further apart distance wise but there is the good ol' internet.. I'm gonna get her going on the forum to.. Maybe even making a card or two.. She has a whole room devoted to crafts cause yes she use to be my side kick in scrapbooking but hasn't touched it in years all packed tight in that craft room of hers lol.. It's gonna come out someday. Anyways I just wanted her to know how much I love her and she has been a total savior lately

Monday, November 17, 2008


Today I am hoping that I can sit down and maybe do my card trade it's been since Sept the last time I did anything like this.. I have some pages that need to go in books we only found one that was bent .. Really I think overall I couldn't have been luckier only one jar lid broke and couple bent pieces of paper (which you can still do things with) and one layout that is kinda jumbled. but just that with how fast and everything was done.?
Teresa has to have knee surgery in January but totally will encourage her to do something to like this because there is so many people that need services like that.. My mom lives in Gilbert and someone left a flyer on her door just to help her organize and she feels like a whole new person just from that.
Hopefully I will also get those lonely pages that are uncovered and unprotected in some type of book>?
Well Happy Sunday....
I think we will make a pot of soup this way we have it for a couple days during the week and not so stressful cooking..
Turkey day is around the corner

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Wild Fires in California... Scrap Enabler Ok.

Hi Everyone...

Since Debbie doesn't have her blog yet.(but ummm it's being worked on by one of her awesome friends) hehehe... She is ok they did have mandatory evacuation last nite but they did not leave.. It was lifted this a.m. and things are ok for now.. Just pray for those who have not been as fortunate.. We think she'll be ok in the area but younever know about sparks that fly... I know that a couple people have called to inquiry... It's really tragic some of these homes and lives of these poor people.
Just when you think you have it bad you think how worse things could be.
So this is the 411 from the Scrappy Friends so they won't worry as much

Day 16 Debbie's Day

Debbie suppose to come and bring the supervisor to finish up some more yup scrap stuff.. I have no idea where it's gonna go but I am bring a few boxes home each day mostly paper ...
Lol.. good thing Teresa is not here to spank me.. NO BUYING on hold for a very long time.
Debbie will have to be my monitor..
I totally appreciate her driving to come see what she can do...
She is just one of the bestest friends I have.. Thank you so much
I hope I get better soon! at least somewhat they call normal.?
So today hopefully I am gonna finish up some much needed laundry ...
Unpack the rest of the clothes box
Kitchen box
that stuff should be done....
Will see I shall report soon.. It's hard to say since i'm on scheduling mode
I wrote this on Friday so i can't report how much we go done... but I'm sure we must have accompolished something who knows.?

Saturday, November 15, 2008


The Holiday will be here and gone and another year yet started.. The older I get the more time seems to pass me by. I can't beleive that 1/2 of November is already gone. Enjoy your Holidays , good food and cheer. Hopefully things will be somewhat normal by Months end..
I'm hoping to get a card or something done.. To test out the work I for sure have my work cut out for me.. I need to figure out how to use my stuff before I buy anymore.. No more for me.. that is paper , cardstock, flowers, ribbon, brads, buttons, paper... I need only consumables adhesives type things and right now I'm fine on that. If I am getting anything scrappy for xmas it needs to be QK dies, or cricut cartridge or Matts etc.. I do not need any more paper I have no place for any more it's ridculous how much I have. My husband laughed and says we must have had rabbits scrapbooking stuff because it mulitplied from our old place.. Now we have one less bathroom, bedroom hallway , washer dryer space.. So we are mising quite a bit of space..So of course it looks like it multiplied.. lol.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I can't beleive how fast November is really going.. The pups are adjusting to their new quarters and just cute as buttons.. I have not found my camera yet.? soon photos of the boys at the age of 1.. It's been cold so they also have new jackets they are so so cute they don't care for putting them on but once outside they are glad.. Even the cub baby wanted to be picked up he was so cold. They have been snuggling real close at nite.. The apt is really warm no heater needed great insulation that's for sure. We even slept with the door open thats how warm the inside is. We are adjusting and hubby is lost in the kitchen has no clue where a plate, cup , bowl it's hysterical.
He's not even sure where his clothes is.. Why is this..
hmmm must have been all that unpacking he did lol....
Poor guy... he'll figure it all out.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Well what is gonna be done this week is done.. I have work that is far behind organizing thereYear end and so much to do.. I am totally overwhelmed with it all. So I will work a bit each nite doing something when I get home.. We have a very small tight quarters so it's a challenge to get it all.. but it works.. and comfie and cozy... I like it.. it feels safe and sound and I'll be ok when hubby is out of town. I don't really care for the one washing machine for four units.. lol.. I love the smaller duplex deal.. We tried to look a those .. It will all work out.. I just need to use my scrap stuff so that it can be neat and tidy to much unused things...Well soon I will be back with projects hehehehehehe..I really love the scheduling of things.. that's for sure... This has helped during the move a ton
I have lots of things at work and home and I'm thoroughly exhuasted... Mentally and physically so I need a couple days to just unwind afterwork.. I will work Saturday and Sunday I will work on the I can do.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I have to say I never want to move that many boxes again I have to make an early New Year's resoulution to use what I have and not replace it.. OMG I can't beleive some of the stuff that I have and it's perfect to use but no I haven't used it.. Not a good thing.. I'm hoping that soon it will be used and I won't need any more storage or closets and those pictures will be in albums I carry not crates.. I can't beleive the pictures I have not scrapped yet... Well that's for another day... Here we are almost half way thru the month.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I was tagged by Natalie
Here are the rules for this award (copied directly from Natalie's, so hopefully, all the links are still good!):Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!Here are my nominees:
1. Teresa! I'm so lucky to have a friend that would drive the ends of the earth to help me move..I will never forget this. YOU'RE FABULOUS! YOU ARE! YOU ARE! YOU ARE!!
2. April You are just awesome cardmaker I love reading your blog and seeing your creations
3. Tricia has been MIA needs to update her blog so this gives her that and her Birthday is soon I always remember it cause it's the same day as my mom's... hehehe.. Happy Early birthday
4. Shawnarae cause you are just one big heart I have never met anyone as caring for others as you.
5. Suzanne cause she is just the best cyber friend also she will be modeling some wedding dresses so I may know a celebrity if they pick her up as a professional some day.. Good luck girlie.. I know you will knock their socks off.

DAY 11 Things are calming down Thank U Friends

I love the scheduled blogging thingie new trick for old I haven't had much time.
But want to take take to Thank all of my friends
I have to say I am overwhelmed with the outreach of unexpected help I received. My best friends came to help unexpectedly which was so nice but tears of joy to have them there.
I would still be moving and cleaning if it wasn't for them ...
I don't get to see her to often but it's good to know she is always there..
Teresa drove from Az... to come and let me tell you.. Anyone needing help moving in a organized
quick manner she is the girl..She doesn't sit and made me feel guilty for sitting.. I can't thank her enough for the help she has provide. She is just the bestest of friends you can have ... I seriously would not even be close to being done if it had not been for her.. I owe her big time.
Thanks for all the emails and prayers I have received hope to be on line soon.. regularly normal but I have a busy, busy schedule and will be working a lot so but I do need to find some time for me to do some pages etc.
Another B.F.F.Debbie and the supervisor appeared and directed the scrappy direction so that will be a work in progress of course that's the last to be set up..but for right now i'm just grateful we don't have to drive that drive and that things turn around for us.
It 's been a bit colder here.. Well i should be back live not setting post up.. I think i have them set up thru the 12th.. but will be back after that.

WITH ALL THE RAMBLING TO.. Happy Verterans Day to my Hubby
I want to thank him and all of the Veterans that have given us our Freedom!
All Veterans should have today off from work! (but alas not him ) and of course he doesn't even complain
He was in the Viet nam War ”.
I don't think they get enough recongnition for what they have done for us They should not have to struggle in life as they have defended all of us putting their life on the line for their country and all of us.
I am very proud of my husband for serving the country there is nothing that can ever repay him for his services

I love you Skipper thanks for being my husband.

Monday, November 10, 2008


I Can tell you moving is no no fun..
I have not a lot of time.. I'm hoping this weekend I can just veg and do nothing else..
This week trying hard to get things put away...
Keep us in your prayers and thoughts..

Sunday, November 09, 2008


If so that it is to AZ... and never again...
I just pray that is the case...

Good vibes to everyone

Sending cyber hugs to my loyal readers and friends

Saturday, November 08, 2008



Friday, November 07, 2008



Thursday, November 06, 2008


Today the boys are officially one.. Can you beleive it.. Geez they've grown so much and just get cuter and cuter everyday..
They are a handful that is for sure.
Hopefully I can't get a couple pics up of them...
& soon some birthday event for them.. will be posted LOL.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Natalie is hosting a card trade.. There was some fabulous cards in the last one.. You will have till December 15 to get them done and you have... till Friday to sign up..The more the merrier read
details on her blog click here

If you want there is still time to vote just go down to her ballot voting you didn't even have to be in the last trade to vote.. So cast a vote on your favorite card she has a link for you to look & secretive voting...

Join the fun make some new or join your old Scrappy friends.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

DAY 4 National Making History Day.

Get out there today and help make history..
Will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Starbucks is giving a tall cup of coffee if you cast your vote.
There is Ben & Jerry's giving a scoop of ice cream out
and a couple donut places giving red/white/blue sprinkled donuts

Not much to report today.....
I am running on less than 4 hrs sleep...
Went to sleep 11:30 and up at 2:50 a.m.
yup... and could not go back to sleep..
So I ventured thru paper work to bring and shredd at least now I don't have to go
thru that drawer I can't beleive how much shredding I have to do.. but at least I don't have to worry about filing it or dragging it with me.

Happy Tuesday everyone

Monday, November 03, 2008

Day 3 Woo hoo..

Well it's Day 3 I feel like I have no energy these days.
From the time I wake up till I go to bed it seems there is stuff to do.
I'm still packing, looking for a place ,working it just not enough hours in the day to do it all
but hey.. It will get done in time..
Have a Happy Monday all...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Day 2 who hoo So far so good ahhh..

Well it's Sunday and the 2nd day of the Month and two blog posts already.. Only 25 days more till Thanksgiving.. My mama's birthday is the actual day of Thanksgiving..Which mean Tricia birthday is coming soon.
Of course DD is also in there and counting the days.. She acts like the whole month of November is her birthday. It's hard to believe the time that goes by..
I will probably not lose one ounce of weight this month due to pumpkin pie eating.. darn it.. I just can't resist.. Last year for the first time I tried from Village inn a Candy Cane pie sounds gross buy oh yummilicious it is.. Pumpkin pie is my favorite in my younger days my mom would make me my own because I use to love it so much.. She doesn't bake them anymore easier to buy them lol. If I request she does but I haven't done that and since it's her birthday I won't make her do it this year maybe next.
Working today have the house probably 1/2 packed.. I've been trying to go thru and put donations bags, throw away and pack the stuff I will use I know there will still be things I open saying why did I just have to bring this but at least it will be lighter I have already donated at least 1o trash bags and filled up min of 6 of throw aways.. so that' that much less I will be taking with me.. The part that is scarry is my scrap boxes will probably equal the rest of the stuff we have in the house... but not willing to give those up.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone
Today is My mom 's birthday....
So we will celebrate a bit...
So Happy Birthday Mama

Also Tricia's birthday is today....

Thankfulness Let's name three things you are thankful for.

1.) Family and Friends
2.) Good Health
3.) A roof over my head

So name three things in the response what you are thankful this year.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

For November a blogging post a day for the whole month NABLOPOMO

Think I can? I'm not so sure.. but I sure am gonna give it a whirl and you can to go here to
nablopomo. Where all you have to do is blog one a day in the month of November this is the first time I'm doing it.. You have no specific theme or anything... I remember a couple gals doing this last year one being Amie and I'm daring Natalie to try it. (& Teresa)
Anyone that wants to join you have to start today..... So all you bloggers , lurkers, readers, friends.? Come one you can still join even if its' not the first day as a personal challenge
I'm suppose to be working right now... So I will work on uploading some pic the pups will be one very soon and I'm hoping to have them a small little birthday photo shoot..I'm sure they will not be liking the party hats to much, I hope they cooperate otherwise I will have to do it without them. I can't beleive that a year will be soon well we didn't inherit them till Jan 25th when maybe I'll celebrate yet again lol. You can never have to many photos that's for sure.
So keep fingers posted and see if I can do this or at least how many days I can try to do it...
I'm packing up my stuff , trying to get ready for year end some filing, cleaning and all kinds of happy stuff lately.....

Good luck to everyone that does this

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

November especially is a time for Thankfulness if you can donate your time!

It doesn't take but your time Donate it someway this month.
Each month should be Thankfulness month.. Sometimes we take for granted the simple things food, clothes, a roof over your head, health these things can go away in the snap of a finger. This month take the plunge and maybe volunteer to help an organization do something to help in church to feed the less fortunate by bringing dry canned gift certificates for the less fortunate families that cannot have a traditional Thanksgiving meal, clothes,
Other ways
*Donate your time in a shelter
*Collect or give canned or dry goods for the less fortunate
*Volunteer to help in a non profit organization
*Volunteer in Church
*Volunteer in your community
*There is so many things you can do
* I know I use to do this more often it doesn't always come back and repay you in any form other than self gratification, self satisfaction of being a good person sometimes it's the greatest gift of all you don't have to have money just a few minutes of your time or hours if you have those to spare......

Look at Shawnarae click on name for her blog She will be going to Uganda to help out on a mission the less fortunate no we can't all get on a jet plane and do this but there is many other way to give of yourself to others. She will be leaving soon so pray everyone for her safety, good health and safe return. She is one of the most giving people I have ever met.

I myself have been experiencing some difficult times in life myself, but when I look at them they are nothing compared to some of these people that have no home,family or anyone to lean on.

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,a smile,a kind word, listening ,a compliment, or a small act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around"

Below post click M's for 40% off for the next three days.. sale ends soon.. Happy Shopping

Monday, October 27, 2008


Click here for M's 40% off


This is not our stuff.. but it's all over the place here there and everywhere..
I absoultely hate moving..

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

M's 20% off your Entire purchase Coupon

Here is a M"s coupon

It's only 20% off Everything but hey every little bit help that' means those studio g' collections are only 80 cents instead of $1.00

Just click the coupon and should take you right to it.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Homecoming 2008

Well this is my niece my Microsoft word is not working right so this dinky one will have to do for now.
This is her last year of High School.. She is very active in school.. She has been in Cheer all 4 years, asb, honors, and dances for another group besides everything..
I am a proud Auntie...
She has been nominated all 4 years of High School for the Homecoming Court including this year for Queen.. We won't know until tonite whether she is the Queen, but doesn't really matter she won two of three others she's been nominated for so hopefully this will be 3 of 4 since it's her last year...
She's a Winner in my books...
Good Luck Breanna..
I will have more photo's later...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Look at what the Pioneer Woman is Giving away today

If you go to the Pioneer Woman's blog and tell her your favorite dish you will have a chance to win one of these Dutch Oven Pan's.. Oh how I love these... There is already over 7K hits..yikes..

Good luck to those who enter... It's simply just let her know your favorite Thanksgiving dish.

Hurry 40% off at M's... short time


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008


Now for the waiting and the fun.... The retreat has 12 of us signed up... We are on the way to
a fun filled scrapping weekend... I love the fact we have a personal chef how cool is that and snacks all day.. We will even get some sort of project taught to us.. This is a real treat and mucho scrapping time so I better get my layouts organized...

Yolanda (Del's Mom)
Roseann(Del's Mom Friend)

Waiting list...*** In case any cancellation
Geraldine (Yol & Roseann from New mexico )
Debbie B. (Amanda's coworker scrapper buddy)
Rose Mary (Shawna SIL)
We will of course on the way up stop at Anthem at the new Scrappy store hehehehehe
We will have three states at this retreat how fun.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I did it I took the plunge... I put my reservation in... for Feb 20-22.....

Now who all is with me!...

There is only 1 spots left for that weekend...

Jenn reserved her spot yesterday
Delphina reserved her spot yesterday
Liz reserved her spot yesterday
Debbie signed up today 09-17-08
Yolanda signed up 09-17-08
Roseann signed up 09-17-08
Amanda signed up 09-18-08

Angelina has a spot on hold
Teresa has a spot on hold
Karen has a spot on hold
Natalie is signing up... tonite...

This is gonna be so much fun....

Who can I add to the list.
I know there is a lot of interest... Let me know.. if your coming.. The more the merrier...

Rates OMG.. IT'S ONLY $295.00 in Feb yikes... There is 10 of 12 spots sold..
$395 for three days and two nights. Six meals are included.
A minimum $50 deposit is required to reserve your space.
A monthly payment plan is available!
A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at registration.
The balance of your weekend is due 21 days before your weekend begins. We accept payments through our Paypal account.
A $25 fee will be charged for returned checks.
There is a $50 cancellation fee. Your $50 deposit will be kept as the cancellation fee if you need to cancel your reservation.
If you paid in full, you may transfer the amount LESS your $50 deposit to another weekend within 12 months. Another $50 deposit would be due at that time.
You may always send someone in your place if you are unable to attend and no penalties will apply. Contact us at

Getaway at or at 1.928.282.6644 if you will be transferring your reservation to someone else.

Hopefully I'll get some pictures from the enabler and post from the scrappy weekend..

Monday, September 15, 2008


Here is a great place it looks like to have a retreat... Check out the link
Sedona retreat

They limit 12 people how fun it looks... The best thing is you can pay monthly to go...
So who's on board... You sign up directly thru the site and make the payments there

The week is Feb 20-22..

Check it out.... Hope to see you there.. for some more scrapping goodness use those
Xmas things that Santa put under your tree

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Scrapper Dinner

Ok ladies.. last update...

We will be meeting at Macayo's at 7:00 here is the address
15565 W Bell RdSurprise, AZ 85374(623) 214-5950

The more the merrier.. We will make room for you
Hope to see you there..

We will be holding a crop at Teresa's all day & nite
Saturday.. you can visit her blog or email her for the
info... address etc..

Hope to see you there.

Monday, September 08, 2008


Thanks everyone for all your prayers and good wishes.. He's home now..
Hospital stays are the worse. I hate the smell of hospitals hubby is one who
hates being tied down to bed so this was a good place for him to make him rest otherwise he
doesn't. He has a series of more testing to go thru but he has no blockage right now which is
the best thing.. They gave us medication to stablize his heart he has six medications for various
things.. A diet to follow which will do both of us good cause I will be on it with him , exercise
This was caused by stress it awful what stress can do to your body. He needs to be careful with
his heart rate should be at 100 and it was 130 when they admitted him and 150 when he had
his heart attack in 2006 They kept him for various reasons the other being his blood pressure at
145/97 so between the combo the doctor was the least bit happy.. Six hours in emergency for
him they couldn't get his rate down so they have to give him a 12 hr drip iv deal like they did when he had his heart attack the miracle of modern medicine.. I kept him home from work today to watch him. Follow up on the appts Make sure his meds are not missed.. I set up a pill box for him otherwise he'll forget to.. ugh.. The heart indeed is nothing to fool with.. He has to comply with the test and orders of Doctor and I will be here to help him implement it all. It's pretty darn scarry him in the hospital like that not knowing what's wrong how they can fix it. Modern medicine has come so far these days..
I just want to thank everyone for all the emails, phone calls, and prayers they have sent our way I appreciate it all.

Saturday, September 06, 2008


Please send lots of prayers our way... Hubby is in Hospital ... So I will not be around
anywhere much till we figure out everything...

Friday, September 05, 2008

He's another year old today

Happy Birthday Ray..

This is my youngest brother Ray today's his birthday

Monday, September 01, 2008

Who is Croppin, Shoppin and Dining in Arizona

Ok... all you folks out there.. that maybe have not got an email etc..
Anyone wanting to come visit at Macayos for dinner on Friday the 12th
let us know will put you on the list.. We have a ton of fun at dinner..

We will be leaving Friday a.m. to the Bazzill warehouse sale, then to Scrapbooks Etc and to Scrapbook barn for our Tour De crop so that we have all the supplies necessary for the crop on Saturday..(that sounded good and a great excuse for shopping)

Then there is a crop at.

All day Saturday open door policy come one come all just let us know
so we can set a place up for you...

We hope to see you all there.

Friday, August 29, 2008

History will be made either way....

Well I was thinking and hoping the ticket would be the above.. but History is definetly gonna be
made either ticket

I never seen this coming... History is in the making.

... We will see in another couple months. I do like his choice just never thought he was gonna go that route
I thought that if a woman would ever be elected it would have been.. Elizabeth Dole or Hillary Clinton..

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I think Santa Wants me to have this

I think Santa wants me to have this... I have a funny feeling he might even get it to me
before Xmas.. I haven't even seen it run..but if it's anything like my revolution... I'm
all over it.. I love QK

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thanks for the RAK's.

Well this week has been a fun week in the mail...

I got two Rak's for Cuddlebug embossing folders...

One is the new ornaments and let me tell you is it so cute
The other is swiss dots.. both a pleasant surprise..

Then Holly Cow.. I got one "anonymous.."...



So thanks for the fun RAKS... and yes it did make my day..
I am still in totally shock for this.

Hopefully I'll be back to normal toward the middle of September..

Thanks again

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mr Rick Surprise B-day & Fun Food Place Az

Mr Rick Surprise Birthday one of Skipper's best friends.. They served Tapias pretty unique food

Amanda being Silly with my mom for dinner
Me and Hubby seen this place advertise on Foodnetwork so if at all possible the place is within driving we usually check them out... I like their onion rings and hubby got a shake The other stuff we order was ok.. just a matter of taste preference with people it sure was crowded and they had misters and although lots of people were there the service was pretty quick.

Bad Blogger just to much going on.. to keep up

I am hoping soon things are settled so I can be normal again..

So hopefully by September I am hoping to have good news so
say prayers that things are good.. and turn out ok...

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Happy Birthday Sonia.......

Happy Birthday Sonia....

Insert Photo later.. Best Birthday Wish

Enjoy your fun day... I wish you the best...

I would call you but lol I will be missing my cell phone for a few days... lol You know me if it's not pinned to me.. I just have to get better at not misplacing and have it attached to me.. or get in a routine.. LOl we have no house phone either cause we use our cell phones.. lame lame lame me.

Today is the last day to vote for the Paper Crafts Gallery hop on over there to make your vote count... The results will be announced tomorrow.. stay tuned

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Paper Craft Gallery Idol Last time to vote

Shanna has made it to the top 5 and she could really use your vote So go here to see the amazing cards all the girls worked so hard They all deserve a metal there was 800 entries and to make it to the top 5 Wowzers... Anyways.. Help a friend out she is such a talented designer and could use the vote Thanks to all of you who have helped her get to this point You can only vote once and have to be by August 7th they announce the winner Friday... the 8th... So pass along the word and let's get her those votes that count. Thanks everyone once again

Monday, August 04, 2008

Grilled Potatoes on the Barbeque

Here is the ingredients you will need plus foil Suzy and I were
discussing how to make these so I thought I would give somewhat detail
Take two pieces of foil and cross them like a plus sign
Spray Olive oil on the foil usually you still have some that stick but not to many
Cut Potatoes with or without skins up to you. Pour Olive oil or you can use your favorite kind or butter
Pour Lipton onion soup mix

I missed the garlic but a table spoonful of garlic (onions shown you can use fresh or minced either is good)
I put two tablespoons of chopped onion I used my food processor or you can hand chop

Shredded Cheese I used the mixed you can use any kind you choose

Take the ingredients and mix them all up and toss you will have this look above

Take the first part of foils and meet it up then bent it down a few times

This is finished product to put on grill the one below is out of order
This should be above and fold this over

You will have this pocket put on grill I usually cook on top shelf of the grill and close the lid.

Close and wa la.. You will have the Grilled potatoes on the Grill I did not download the finish product I will do so it was real late when I thought about it and don't have camera.. I hope that you will try them they are so yummilicious Cooking time varies depending on your temperature I usually do mine for about an hour they are soft etc.. You can check depends how many potatoes and also how high it's piled lots of factors for cooking times