29 February 2008

It's over... Thank goodness!

Geesh, this week, this day... has drove me nuts, maybe because it's that odd day, the leap year day! Well, whatever it was it seems like the Earth is rotating slower, everyone is going slower and my computer is definately NOT cooperating and being SLOW. Anyhow, I got to stop by Hobby Lobby the other day, I forgot to mention it, but I got some great goodies for a really good price! I picked up some buttons, ribbon, eyelets, paper, some goodies for my Cricut and the best one.... a Creative Hot Marks gadget.

I have tons of people going to my house this weekend for a Retirement Party for my father in law, so I really doubt that I will get anything crafty done this weekend. But I'm full speed ahead next week to get some scrapbooking done, a painting and starting another painting. I can't wait already, I have a million ideas running through my head. I also stopped by the scrapping store today for lunch, got some more ideas, realized I need to win the lotto in order to go full swing at scrapbooking and unfortunately left empty handed... Ugh....

So let me know what you did this weekend, give my blogs to others to read and let me know what you think, what I should add and what's going on.

Anyway, this is where I wish I was today....

AAAAHHHH Cannes, France!

28 February 2008

Finally - Craft pictures!

Finally I remembered the camera AND the cord. :) So here is the picture of the door hanger I made for my friend's grand-daughter, Sarissa. I had the oh so great inspiration come from another blogger, Carol at Crazy for Crafting her daughters did an awesome job of doing one each for their own rooms and I thought they did such a great job. Then my friend asked me to make one.... sooooo I knew exactly where to go to get inspiration! Here is the inspiration for the door hanger.
So this is the front, above... she's not so girly pink kind of girl and loves soccer.

This is the back, above. I made it doublesided and one side more "girly" in case she ever feels the need/want to be a little more girly one day. :) I hope she likes it.
I used the letters from my CriCut as well as the little sunflower and dragon fly. All the rest are random things that I got from Christmas and had all jumbled in my office/craft room. The boards were from Hobby Lobby all of 87 cents for each and covered them in blue circly paper and added a stawlike hanger with hot glue... and TA-DA! Presto---a wall hanger for a little chick-a-dee!

27 February 2008

Someone.. Anyone... Help!

If my day can go by any slower I would be utterly amazed. I came in late (as usual) and still forgot the camera to upload pictures. Wait, I take that back, I brought the camera and forgot the USB cord.. Ugh, so close!! So hopefully my head will clear of it's 3 day long blonde episode and remember the cord. I have been so lost lately, I just don't know what to do. I am confused, forgetful, tired, and the list goes on and on. I better snap out of it, I have company coming in this week and I don't want to be a space case!

Well I had lunch at Macaroni Grill with my BFF2 and I love that place, it's so yummy, but I think I ate too much and that really sucks considering I ran 2 miles lastnight. Ugh, makes it seem like it was for nothing. Oh well, life goes on. Meanwhile it's still cold as all heck here in the mornings, so much that there are still hot air balloons cruising around in the morning.

So anyway, I have nothing to do at work today, big shocker huh? No wait, let me change that. I was soooo efficient at work today! Yeah that's better... My day has drug along so slowly that I may have actually fallen asleep in my chair at one time but I can't even remember. Imagine that, don't you want my job? Oh yeah and to top it off they switched my monitor from a 17 inch to a 19 inch so now it's like I'm sitting in front of a big screen TV all day. I told the IT guy, geesh, this will be good to watch movies on... his response: just don't let them catch you! haha... I can tell he's done it before in his own little captive, hole in the wall office downstairs!

Well not too much going on today, the only good news was that we finally got our taxes done! YAY! Other news, my middle child is a clepto and my oldest has turned into a compulsive liar. All I can say is one stealing candy and one lying about homework... ya gotta love em' and yet I wonder what child number three will turn out like, oh yeah I know.. she'll be the only 5 year old in kindergarten still wearing diapers... haha.... What to do, what to do???????? HELP!

26 February 2008

Slacking off

Sorry guys, I didn't get a chance to post yesterday and of course I forgot the camera to post my creation from the weekend. I really need to get better at remembering that thing. I usually have it in my purse or car but it's been acting up with the batteries going dead every other day.

Speaking of cameras, I found the ultimate camera and I would love, love, love to have it, but it's in excess of $1100 so I don't see myself getting it anytime soon. But I can dream darn it! By the way if you have checked out the blog of "Confessions of a Pioneer Woman" you really need to read up on it. She has great photos, she's a wonderful writer and a great cook, so you can read and get great recipes and look at her awesome photography! Her blog is http://thepioneerwoman.com Other things are not so exciting, I'm still blog surfing all day, but at the same time working... I really do work, I promise, but as most people around her say, I'm just efficient at what I do. I do it faster than anyone and then I'm bored. I told you! I work, but I'm quick, like Speedy Gonzales! haha Remember that cartoon? Andale, andale, arriba, arriba! :) I love cartoons! Most recently it's been SpongeBob Squarepants at my house though, my littlest thinks he's hilarious for some reason. Geesh, I got way off topic didn't I, I completely forgot where I was going with that.

Ironic, because this morning on the radio they were talking about a new study on men and women and which one had the best memory. I know that I don't have a good memory, you can tell me something and I'll forget 3 minutes later because of all the other stuff I'm trying to remember but I surely remember when someone gives me attitude and I can hold a grudge forever! But the study revealed that women have a better episodic memory than men. Meaning women have a better short term memory, I beg to differ but men have a more photographic, visual memory, which I really don't contest to but they argued about it for a while this morning and I don't think anyone really agreed either way.

So on to more interesting things, hummm can't really think of any, I'm so entertaining, aren't I. I am just blowing up with enthusiasm from being at work. Well I guess I'm preparing for a house-full of inlaws, cousin-in-laws and my parents over the weekend. YAY! I'm so happy when they all come down, I love having a full house, my father in law in retiring and congratulations to him, I know he's more than excited. But a good question is.... What do you get a retiree for a gift? I expect comments but we'll see if you all you help a lost soul in shopping for a retiring father in law. :)

22 February 2008

Friday, Friday, Friday

I have to say, it's the best day of THIS week! It's been a long and grueling week and I wore out. I didn't do much at work but I've been cleaning at home, painting all last night and ready to do it all weekend too!

I know this blog was supposed to be about being crafty and getting into the swing of things but truly I have been really unmotivated. Wait... I take that back, I blog-surf all day and there are tons of crafty blogs out there that motivate me to all heck, then I leave work and step back into the reality of having to do homework with the girls, clean, dinner, and try to get some sleep. So I then turn into unmotivated, uncrafty Liz. Horrible I know but I'm going to get better, I promise. I am going to start another painting tomorrow to donate to my friend's husbands' Elk Club... yay me! A little free exposure! :)

I also plan to create a cute door hanger for my friend's grandaughter, so that will be fun and I just found my hot glue gun through cleaning the garage so I get to use it again!
Other than that I plan to clean some more, paint (we're painting our upstairs) some more, and try to rest a bit because my back is really aching from painting for about 4 hours lastnight!

Well have a great weekend and come back on Monday, I hope to post pics of my creations! :)

20 February 2008

Another... Wish I was there Photo... aghhhhhhh

Yup, it's San Diego again. Still wishing!

Technology Sucks Today!

Why oh why????? I'm so frustrated I can throw my computer out the window to a quick death! I love technology, I really don't know how I would live without it. I know you've all seen those, born in the 80's email forwards that we have all been living with the greatest technology since we were born.

Okay so I'm an 80's kid and I've gotten used to it and I love the updates and it's a great thing, the internet, cell phones, caller ID, touch-screens, you name it, I love it, but the thing I hate, hate, hate... is when the crap doesn't work. Ugh, it just boils my blood. Granted I shouldn't let it get to me, after all it's only technology, right? Wrong, it's supposed to be there to work for me when I need it, so why is it timing out, freezing and not showing what I just did? Why is my email automatically closing when I minimize it, why can't I order supplies for work without getting an error message for each line item and why, oh why, can't I see my freaking posts on my blog without having to click on FEBRUARY! I know it's February, everyone knows it's February and yet it's still showing like my last post was the 15th of FEBRUARY. So if you know the answers to solve my neverending questions please COMMENT! And do it fast, before I throw the computer out the window. :) Thanks...

Anyway in other more calmer news, I still hate my job and I'm bored, I got to go to Costco today and look like a crazy person buying $300 worth of coffee and creamer. It was for work but some people are clueless; and of course I had to get the obvious smart remark, er, I mean funny joke.... "looks like SOMEONE is out of coffee!" Hardy har har... No way.... you got that? All by yourself? You got that I was in need of coffee? What gave you that idea? Could it be that I have a Costco cart full of coffee beans and creamer? Geesh, some people, I tell you, they are the cream of the crop! :)

Okay so it wasn't much calmer but I tried.

Yeah it's one of those days, haha..... Love ya! MUAH!

19 February 2008

This is where I wish I was... RIGHT NOW!

I'm at work... duh... but this is where I wish I was... so dreamy! On the beach in San Diego---or anywhere for that matter---listening to the water, the birds, and watching my girls have fun in the sand and the water.... I can dream can't I?

Just Blah....

Well it's another day at this lifeless job and I'm pretty sick and tired of it. I hate being here, I hate coming in, I just hate this job. I feel like going to college was such a waste. I know I have so much more potential than this crappy job and these darn child-like employees I work for. I mean for goodness sakes, I have my own kids at home and if I wanted to babysit I'd open up a daycare center!
How can people pretend to be incompetent and so selfless and dumb themselves down all just to get someone else to do something for them. They know darn well that they have the ability to overcome an "error" message on their computer or to fax their own stuff, but no, instead they walk all the way down the hall, hand me some papers that are, by the way inches from the fax machine, and say.... Can you fax these?
I feel like replying, yes, can you? I see that you have the cover sheet there, the fax number and I notice that you're standing inches... literally inches... away from the keypad to the fax machine.

Oh no, I'm wayyyy to nice for that, instead I get the papers and say sure... I put them on a pile on my desk as he looks at me with the look that says "welllll aren't you going to fax them NOW?" and I turn around and continue typing an email to my friend that explains that my schedule for this week is wide open for lunch. :)

So again I ask...what the hell is wrong with these people? with this job? with me? Ugh, I'm so fed up!

Anyone with me on this? Why can't we just win the freaking lottery and be done with nonsense crap like this?

Good day! :)


okay... did you read the Elizabeth post below? Some thing they have that are head on right, other's, not so much, but I guess when people write these things they pretty much have a 50/50 chance of getting people's traits right. Don't you think? Well anyway you can look up your name and some other weird things on http://www.blogthings.com/whatsyournameshiddenmeaningquiz Have fun!

What does my name mean.....


You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are incredibly wise and perceptive. You have a lot of life experience.

You are a natural peacemaker, and you are especially good at helping others get along.

But keeping the peace in your own life is not easy. You see things very differently, and it's hard to get you to budge.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.

You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.

Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

15 February 2008

Day 2---didn't work out! :)

Okay… like I said yesterday, if on Day 2 you feel horrible it’s the worst day… So what does that mean for me? It means I didn’t even make it to the gym on Day 2; I could barely roll over to hit the snooze button! Geesh, I must have over-did my workout yesterday because my hips and back were killing me. Anyhow, I got some walking in today, I made it a point of walking down to the deli shop and back a few times so I feel okay now. This isn’t going to be long today because I was actually busy and in and out of the office today.

So Monster Trucks tonight, Saturday painting upstairs, Sunday cleaning my office and scrapbooking, Monday cleaning probably and hopefully some painting of my new picture! I’ll be back on Tuesday, if anything exciting happens I’ll post over the weekend, but I doubt it! J

Have a safe and happy extended weekend!

14 February 2008

Day 1 at athe Gym.

Day 1 is always the worst! Unless you go day 2 and you're sore as hell then day 2 is the worst. haha. Anyway, can you believe I woke up at 450, I stayed in a bed for a few minutes trying to really decide whether I was going to get up or not. Eventually I did and got ready real quick, I was out of the house at 515. Yay me! So I did the bike for 20 minutes, a little over 4 miles and then I got on what I thought was the elliptical. I was soooo wrong, but to save myself from some embarrassment I stayed on this mountain climbing machine. Instead of the foot pedals going in a circular, eliptical motion, like I thought they would, they went up and down and before the timer hit one minute I could feel the burn! So needless to say, I'll probably feel like tomorrow, day 2 is the worst! Buttttt, I think I'm planning to go swimming in the mornings and do the treadmill at night at home. There was nobody in the pool this morning, so I think that's what I will do. I haven't been swimming in a while so it will be great!

Anyway, I'm writing this post early today because it's Valentine's Day! DUH! And being that there are 3 kiddos in the house, I have 3 school parties to go to. 10:30, 11:00 and 2:00, so it should be a fun day of running around! I'll take pics of course so I'll post them tomorrow. Tomorrow we're also going to MONSTER JAM! The only bad thing is that Gravedigger won't be there! UGH... But we're still going, the girls love monster trucks and so do I! I'll let you in on weekend plans tomorrow. I had planned to go to my mom's house but Monster Jam and Mikayla's first real sleepover on Saturday so I guess I'm staying in town. Darn... Sorry Mom!

Okay, it's about time to go to party number 1..... enjoy your Valentines Day... xoxoxoxox

13 February 2008

Joining the GYM! Yikes!

AGGGHHHH... okay what do I hate more than dieting? Yup, it's working out! Why I don't know because I was in the Army for 4 years and I worked out 7 days a week, usually more than once a day. I did 4 a.m. workouts and I was okay for the day. My last year in the Army I worked out 45 minutes in the morning, ran an hour for lunch and walked after work, 5 times a week. I was insane! Or at least that’s what I think now. Now, I can’t even get out of bed before 6:30…. So there was a lady from the Sports and Wellness here at my work and I am not the “new” point of contact due to our re-organization, so I got the freebies, well more than everyone else. Annnnnd, I so graciously volunteered my best friend to start the program with me. Hah J

I owe her, last time we joined a gym, well we joined Curves and it was not the best experience and I bailed, she shortly bailed on it too but it just didn’t work out. Nothing against Curves but oh well. So, with the S&W we get a week free, 2 free days with a trainer and we get to split a package instead of pay for 2 singles, which is 50% off. The really good thing is that they have childcare, and it’s CHEAP! 50 cents for 15 minutes… geesh, can’t top that! Well anyway I told my BF that we should go early in the morning so I didn’t have to worry about taking the girls and working around my husband’s schedule. She laughed, just as my husband laughed when I told him…. They are so UNmotivating! Anyway, the plan is to go at 5 a.m., haha, we’ll see how day one goes tomorrow. I better get to bed early!

So that’s the news for today, other than I was actually busy at work today! Imagine that! Barely imaginable huh? My luck it’s gonna freaking snow or something!

12 February 2008

The Weiner Mobile!!!

Oh yay, I was being nosey down the hall at work, they are changing things around, moving people (Theresa-I'll miss you! You'll be allllll the way down the hall now and sitting with alllll my favorite people, okay just one but you know! I'll visit you, don't worry!) and low and behold I looked out the window and there IT was..... the OSCAR MEYER WEINER-MOBILE just driving along the I-25 highway. haha.... just thought you would like to know, I guess I never glanced out a window and saw a hotdog going 60 miles per hour before.... :)


Yes, I'm stepping away from the "this is my life" blog, to complain about co-workers. (again) I don't know what it is but this week is not going well at work, not that it ever does but Good Lord, what is wrong with these people? First off, I work with this Cruella of a lady which thinks that the world revolves around her and the work she does. Believe me lady, the company will still function if you're not here! She insists on treating people like crap, what's worse is that she gets away with it? Maybe people are afraid that she's going to make coats out of them! haha... Anyhow I'm not sure how much more of her I can stand before I go off in a rage with her. She talks down to everyone like they are stupid, she has no regards to people's feelings and just to look at her pisses me off. After talking down to everyone she works with she turns around and changes face for a second and asks them to do something for her, I included. I am soooo tired of it. I am doing everything in my power not to rip her head off and put it in the filing cabinet.

So other than THAT. I'm okay, I guess anyway. Yeah I'm alright, still nothing to do at work, I worked with the girls lastnight on Valentine's cards and boxes. Tonight we have more to do but everything should be ready to go after tonight.
I didn't do any painting lastnight because I was being lazy/tired, so I curled up on the couch with my blankie after the girls went to bed and the dog (a 60 pound English Bulldog) laid on top of me and I was sound asleep in 5, 4, 3, 2, yup... 1 minute. I was supposed to be waiting for the News so I can see one of the girl's teachers on there but I didn't make it. Oh well.

Okay so I need to also step up my working out this week, I have been getting on the treadmill every couple days but I think I need to do way more. This losing one pound or staying the same every week is killing me. I want to be like those people on the Biggest Loser and lose 10 pounds in 1 week.... If only I could stay home and work out for 7 hours a day instead of sit at the computer at work and do nothing. Yeah right, cause I know my fat butt would be on the couch waiting for Oprah to come on! haha....

11 February 2008


Mondaysssss, I hate Mondays! Have I told you that? I just don't want to go to bed early on Sundays, just because I hate to think that when I wake up it will be Monday! I don't want to wake up, I don't want to go to work, I don't want to work while I'm there an the list goes on and on. I do have to say though that I was quite productive this morning. As much as I hated it, I got a bunch of junk off my desk. But the real reason behind it was because I had a dream last night about my desk being so cluttered that I couldn't work or find anything. But now that I think about it, it may have been a hint for the home office instead because that is truly a mess! Darn! I could have saved my time from cleaning my work desk this morning.. haha

Anyway, I'm bored at work as usual, so here's the weekend run through. I did absolutely nothing on Friday after work, just picked up the girls and went home. YAY! Just the way I like it! Saturday I pretty much cleaned all day, laundry, and I began painting another picture, I'll post when it's done. :) Sunday, did some homework with Mikayla, some touch up painting in the kitchen and living room, took the girls to the circus---which lasted entirely toooo long--- and went home to do more of nothing.

So today, because I was so lazy this weekend I get to rush the girls to do their valentines and homework and create valentine's boxes etc. FUN! I'll use my little cricut machine and cut out the perfect little hearts. :)

Not so exciting today I guess. I'm updating my links because I've found some great ones lately, be sure to check them out. :)

08 February 2008

Thank God the week is FINALLY OVER!

Oh boy has this week urked me to no end. Work has just gotten on every nerve in my body, people that usually irritate me at work were even more irritating. Somehow I still can't understand why people at work have such a nasty attitude. I think I'm very good at being personable, and nice to everyone at work. Even when they get under my skin I hold back, most times. But how can some let their "title" get to their head and allow them to think that they have all mighty control over another human being. I hate it, I absolutely hate it. I am not in a management position but if I were, I don't think I have enough attitude in me to treat people so nasty. Who are "they" to give me smart ass remarks about my life and my ethics. It's none of their damn business unless I directly let them into my life. RIGHT?

Okay now that that's out I think I'm okay, no I'm better, not quite okay.
I am in a bad mood, I woke up with a migraine again. This is happening more and more often and it's very discouraging for me to even get out of bed, but here I am. I had a migraine when I went to bed last night and I took my pain killer meds, which usually work and help me sleep but last night it didn't, I was up all night, irritated, my head was pounding and then I wake up with the same feeling, nothing changed, except for now I think I'm feeling the after-affects of this pain medication and I am loopy... So I might not agree with this post later, I might not even claim it's really mine.. haha :)

Anyhow, plans for the weekend? I'm not sure, the circus is in town and we might do that Saturday, I guess I never plan to clean but it's always on the agenda, along with laundry... ugh I long for the weekends and then they get here and I hate to think about all the crap I have to do. Go figure huh? But anyway I'm excited because I'm actually going to do some scrapbooking and start another painting.
I keep reading all these blogs from other people and I'm just amazed at how crafty they are. I mean they look at something and have this idea in their head of what they want to turn it into or what would make it look better. I am not that crafty, I have to think about it and plan it out and hope that it turns out okay, and when it doesn't I'll throw it away. Where as if I was really crafty I would be able to fix it with something else.
Yeah I know.. sorry, it was a bad/boring post today but let me remind you I am at work and on meds so this is about as much as you're going to get from me. :)

07 February 2008

Someone, Anyone, please gouge my eyes out!

Please? I said please? Why? Because I'm bored out of my freaking mind at work, nothing to do and I think yesterday I spent about 7 out of the 8 hours at work searching the internet for crap! I ask for work and I try to help other people climb out of the paperwork jungle but they could care less. Really, I'm serious, how nobody can see that I'm not busy is beyond me, they assume because I'm typing and looking at my computer that I'm busy. Wake-up call, I'm not, I'm searching the internet for needless things that I can't even afford. haha....

The crazy things I do on the internet at work is look stuff up for people, I search the internet for other people that actually have work to do and don't have time to do it themselves. Funny ha? :) I look for jobs for people, I update resumes for people, I search airline tickets, vacation deals, I online shop--something I need to stop, hence the reason I can't afford anything else! I email allllll day long to my mom, sisters, my bff, my friends in Alaska, AZ, Japan, Germany, TX, in laws, cousin in laws, you name it, I email them... oh yeah and random bloggers that I find online of course :) So if you ever need/want random emails let me know, I'll be glad to email frequently throughout the day for no apparent reason what so ever. Needless to say I have no problem keeping in touch with old and new friends allll the time, year round.

I sat lastnight and designed the furniture I want for my Craft Room... Yay! I'm so proud of myself for finally taking the time to do what I like, being able to breathe for a while in the evening and unwind.... Painting and drawing and photos are my own form of meditation so I think that I'm doing much better.
In other news I brought my camera so here's my pictures of the completed Elmo, and my daughter with Elmo--ignore her hair please, she must have had a hard day at daycare... haha

The headline today should have been----MY CHILD FINALLY WENT PEE ON THE POTTY! Yeah I know, I was estactic, especially cause she's 2 and a half and still not potty trained! It's killing me and everyone keeps telling me that she'll go when she's ready... blah blah blah, they aren't the ones still changing diapers after two and a half years.. LOL. Well anyway, she sat on the potty for about a half hour last night, but that was only because she didn't want to go to bed, so she sat and read monster truck mags on the pot... haa, imagine that! I told her I would get Sesame Street magazines if she keeps going potty, she was excited for a minute, then straight back to truck mags... ugh....

So this morning, hesitating to get ready, I convinced her to go sit on the potty, it gave her time to twiddle her thumbs before actually having to get ready, so she agreed. But she only agreed to go down with Mikayla to her potty, weird I know but oh well, she went so I can't complain.
Okay okay, I'm going to attempt to get off the internet, because apparently someone wants me to order supplies, geesh it's a freaking miracle, and my luck now it will snow again!

06 February 2008

Today is....

Hump Day, Ash Wednesday, Day after Super Tuesday, whatever you want to call it, it's Wednesday and that unfortunately means that we still have a couple more days of work before the weekend..... YUCK!

I can now officially say that I'm addicted to Blogger, scrapbook info, and other people's lives and/or ideas. I have been sitting at my computer, at work mind you, for roughly 5 hours, doing nothing but browse the internet. How sad is that? But it's really not my fault, the people I work for don't utilize me in the least so there! It's their fault! :)

Anyhow, you will be happy to know that I completed Nevaeh's Elmo painting lastnight, went to Hobby Lobby (all the while refraining myself from buying everything on the shelf) and bought some orange paint (for Elmo's nose)...... and boy was I shocked at how inflation over the last 10 years has affected the painting/crafting world. Okay, I really haven't bought paint supplies in about 10 years because I haven't really painted, the paints I have now were Christmas gifts and stuff that I asked for from other people. So for those of you that got me this stuff----I'm so sorry, I didn't realize that it was that expensive! I really wouldn't have asked for it. Well a regular cheap tube of acrylic paint was running about $2.50 to $3.00 back in 1998, NOWWWW, an incredible $7 - $13 a tube, depending on how big and this was the cheap paints!

I was shocked :-0 I just couldn't believe it, there I was on the way to Hobby Lobby thinking I could pick up a set of primary colors, all pretty good sized tubes for about $15. WRONG! Ugh, I was so disappointed, but I still got the orange because I needed it to finish Elmo, and I got a regular red and blue, because the ones I had at home were funky colored reds and blues.

I'll post new pictures of the finished Elmo tomorrow.

So today, searched the internet, daydreamed, figured out my final plans on what I need to convert my home office into a home crafting area. I have to say, I'm quite impressed with what I came up with, so I'll pitch the idea to my hubby and his dad, his dad has "volunteered" to create this space for me, he's a wood-worker, so I can't wait to see how it turns out, hopefully it will get done sometime in the next year! :) So I intend on taking a "before" picture and then the stages in between to show the progress. YAY ME!

05 February 2008

As promised, pictures!

Okay, so I wasn't going to post pictures of my family because I'm a bit weirded out about having pictures of us on the web but I will post these because they are my first real layouts... I plan to take them down after about a week. I am also posting a picture that I painted for my friend a while back and I just added some touchups and details this weekend. Another painting I am posting a picture of is Elmo, that I did for my youngest daughter, which isn't done but I thought I would post it, I need to recolor his nose, and finish the eyes.... Let me know what you think.. I have yet to get comments people!.. :)
The paintings are 36 x 24 acrylics on canvas.

04 February 2008

Back to Monday!

Ugh, I hate Mondays, it's like right when I get used to sleeping in past 6 and being lazy (sort of) I have to get back on schedule and go to work. Weekends are entirely too short and they should start adding in Fridays. :)

Anyhow I know I said I would add pictures of my crafts for the weekend, but guess what? I forgot my camera at home and there will be no uploading today.... Darn, and I was SOO crafty this weekend too. Haha

Okay to start off, Friday we did the whole Chuck E. Cheese evening, which I promise is an ENTIRE evening event. I thought the kids would get wore out and eat good and be ready for bed by the time we got home. Wrong! I think it only hypes them up more and gets them ready to do a nightshift. So we thought about going to the movies but they were all starting at 10 or later and we would rather not do late movies with 3 kids in tow. So we went and bought Underdog and watched it at home, I think we all fell asleep on the couch and we all missed the ending. Oh well... there's no need to fear though, I'm sure the girls will watch it a gazillion more times and I'm sure to catch the end one of these days.

As for Saturday, I was thinking crafts since I woke up. I first figured I would bring out the paints and finish this painting I did for my friend over a year ago. I needed to do some touchups and add some details so I finally did, maybe Megan will get it this year! :) As I was finishing that painting my littlest decided she wanted a picture of Elmo, so I did one and to my amazement it came out really good, not so bad for not painting for a year, but I guess it's like riding a bike...

As if that wasn't enough I also created some inlays for some picture frames for my father in law's birthday, which was Sunday. I have to admit they really came out pretty good, I used my new CriCut and was impressed, and so was he. Of course my husband took all the credit and said he cut out all the letters one by one himself, but everyone knows better than that. :)

I also baked a cake, it was yummy, not so crafty though because by the time it was done cooling we already had company at the house and I was tired and in dire need of some makeup. So I used white frosting, put a blue happy birthday on it and TA-DA! But it was very good, chocolate layer, chocolate pudding, whipped cream, white cake layer, cream cheese frosting. YUM!

Soooo, future craft goals, first I will post the pictures of my layouts and Elmo and the flower picture for my friend ASAP.

Second, I hope to paint some more, I'm sure more pictures for my girls since there is an Elmo done already they expect something for each of them, which is fine.

Third, I have to take some pictures, I haven't taken any in a few days/weeks.... hummm

Fourth, I will do some page layouts for my scrapbooks, I hope to clean the office more and get things more organized so this should work out... right?

01 February 2008


So I thought I'd post some pictures from my "aspirations to be a professional photographer" folder... Let me know what you think...These were taken at the Wildlife National Park in San Diego, March 2007 for our first family vacation!

These (above and below) are from the San Diego Zoo.

Below is from the International Balloon Fiesta that takes place in Albuquerque every October.

Enjoy and have a wonderful, crafty, exciting weekend!


No not the restaurant, it's really Friday! Oh yeah and speaking of the restaurant I was going over there the other day to meet a friend for lunch and the darn thing was closed, a big note on the door saying the owners repossessed the property!!!! Crazy, I was really wanting their food but we went to Macaroni Grill instead and pigged out! haha

Okay so being that I started this blog and named it Getting Crafty, I guess I better get my butt in gear and do something crafty! Soooo my plan for the weekend is to do to some scrapbook layouts. I know I won't add pictures yet because I still have yet to finish organizing them but I figured I can use my CriCut and get crafty. I'm anxious to see how they will come out and I'll take pictures and post them on Monday. So *fingers crossed* the layouts won't be a total mess and I'll be happy on Monday and I'll feel accomplished. :)

Another thing I "plan" to do is work out over the weekend, or at least tonight but knowing me I will find some sort of excuse not to get on the treadmill. So at least I'm thinking about it, right? Haha, if only thinking about it can help me shed the pounds as much as actually getting on the treadmill. No such luck huh...