05 October 2009
29 September 2009
I'm really unsure, mostly because I seem to have got 10,000 hits on my blog out of nowhere and now they are at a standstill again, I'm sad... I have not comments, nobody is barely acknowledging that they stop by here, yet I blog hop, I read all day and I get nothing in return.. So sad... poor... little ole me...
23 September 2009
I am just so messed up, I can't remember what day it is, who has an appointment with which doctor, what I'm doing at work, forgetting school fundraiser stuff.
I think that most of it has to do with Facebook, it has consumed my life. It's really sad first off that Facebook is my only form of a social life. It's not blocked at work, so it gives me adequate time to fiddle on it EVERY DAY! I can keep in contact with people I normally wouldn't see or hear from. I get to see pictures of my family alllll the time! :) YAY!
So when does it become too much? Does too much Facebook consist of me sitting at work or at home or in my car (using my Facebook Blackberry application of course) and hitting REFRESH, REFRESH, because I just know that any second someone will add their 2 cents to something or update their status. I allllllso like to create topies on my Facebook that will create lots of comments. I like to see exactly how many comments I can create on one post. Yesterday I think I got 26 comments on one post.. yay me... Where's the trophy? Where's the money prize?
LAME, I know, but really, I think I'm losing it and I owe it all to Facebook... blah!
22 September 2009
Everyone was like 15 to 17 years old or like 50 years old chaperoning their 10 year old! I literally could have taken my girls to this concert and minus all the cursing, would have felt more comfortable. Is that odd, am I old? Or am I over-reacting. I think I may have lost my sense in music, or maybe I'm just old... Have I mentioned... I FEEL OLD???
21 September 2009
So I'm letting it grow out again and it does all this funky flip up, don't stay straight, looking crazy stuff.. I decided to go a little crazy today and part my hair on the OTHER side... yes, more volume, a weird flip thing goin on with my bangs and I think I'm unbalanced now.
It feels like I'm walking around with my head tilted to one side.
It feels like when people look at me they are saying "OMG, she totally parted her hair on the other side and now she's wayyy off!"
So I'm staying in my office today, feeling awkward and I'm okay about it. I guess.... Needless to say I don't think I'll be parting it on the wrong side in the near future anymore...
Well in other news, I got all the processing of Senior Pics done this weekend, I'll be adding some to my Photography Blog tonight.
I'm also planning to go back to the gym this week to see if I can beat my times from last week.
I'm also reading a very good book, titled ESCAPE, google it. I read a quarter of the book lastnight so I can't put it down.
I hope to be out of work early today.. yay! Have a good one!
17 September 2009
I got a ton of wedding stuff and pictures to do this weekend, meetings, running around, processing, busy, busy, busy weekend. Somewhere in the middle I have to find time to keep up this workout schedule or I'm going to fall off real fast!
In other news my 7 year old decided that 2nd grade isn't challenging enough, she apparently needs more work to do, so yesterday I enrolled her in an after school computer class. She's such a brainiac, not that I'm complaining but geesh, sometimes she needs to take a rest! :)
16 September 2009
In other news I thought I'd post some pics. In about two weeks is the International Balloon Fiesta here in Albuquerque and honestly this is my favorite time of year here. I love it! I take pictures almost every day of Balloon Fiesta and this will be the first year taking pics at the Fiesta with my Nikon so I CANNOT WAIT! Can you feel my excitement!?! You can check out more info at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
15 September 2009
If you don't know me, I'm a procrastinator, I'm also crazy, why? Well I insist on being busy every waking second of my life, which means I get little sleep because I'm always catching up on all the stuff I was procrastinating on. :) Ya see how that goes hand in hand. :)
I overwhelm myself completely because I work well under pressure. I enjoy having the feeling that I may or may not make a deadline but you will always get my best work. I recently started a photography business here in Albuquerque NM, it's called elizabeth poe photography. I am trying to work on my website, so don't ask... :) or not yet anyway. I'm also doing wedding planning, I fell in love with planning my wedding and I'm addicted to anything wedding related, movies, shows, cakes, favors, wedding styles, dresses, you get the idea. I'm addicted!
So it doesn't feel like much work to plan a wedding for me, while brides get stressed to no end, I'm their reliever, or I would love to be the relief they are looking for.
So while I'm still working a full time job, doing just about nothing from 8 to 5, Monday through Thursday, I'm still booking weddings, photo shoots and consultations. I love it. The busy life I'm living now is what makes me happy, I'm glad I can be of anyone's assistance. :)
I'm figuring I will be creating a new blog... my photography blog. I hope you enjoy it, I hope I can stick to it and you'll be able to see all my work. :)
14 September 2009
Last check up on my blogger I had about 3500 views on my page, which was probably my loyal few friends and family :)
I logged on about a month ago I think was the last time, I log on now and it's past 11,000!!! Can this be right? The less I blog the more viewers I get? haha....
Okay well I'm gonna see what the deal is and I'll be back :)
I miss blogging everyday, letting you all know whats going on. Yes all two of you that actually read this! :) I've been Facebooking like a crazy person because it's the only thing that's not blocked from work, I've been working at my regular job, going on vacation, and working on what seems to be every day that I'm off on my business. I wish I made enough on my side business to quit my other work. Unfortunately I think it's going to be a while before I can do that. So I'm taking pictures every weekend, planning weddings, processing photos and still trying to maintain some sort of sanity. In the meantime I have NOO time for crafting, scrapbooking, sewing, nada! I feel bad because I really want to scrapbook but I really have no energy for it. I have my mind racing all the time thinking about weddings, planning, my schedule, photos, and trying to figure out how or when to find the time to work out and lose some weight...
Anyhow I hope to keep up this blog better than I have been. Maybe I can start blogging from my phone, oh how I love my blackberry :) Yup.. I think that's the solution.
So to all my blogging buddies sorry but I'll catch up one day! :)
03 August 2009
27 July 2009
Mikayla is trying to smile and show off her lost tooth all at the same time, it's almost working for her.. haha :)
25 July 2009
My company is Made By Liz, this part of the company includes anything and everything wedding related. My photography is elizabeth poe photography and I'm working on a website and an Etsy site so when they're done, you all will be the first to know.. or one of the first to know. As for now I'm pretty busy just by word of mouth and considering I still have my full time job I'm more than busy enough. :)
So I thought I'd share my favorite pic.. so far from this last weekends wedding. I am sure that I will have tons more favorites since I still have about 600 photos to go through so this one is my favorite soooo far. :) Hope you like it.
She was a beautiful bride and I loved helping her for her big day! You can see the bouquet I did for her too... Can you believe it's 3 dozen roses??? haha
I'll be back later, until then.. happy crafting... happy photography... just be happy.. :)
13 July 2009
Well the only thing that hurts is that on my days off from "work" I'm still working... which means I get to stay up late and sit at the computer editing pictures and doing wedding stuff all weekend. I'm not complaining, this is my choice and I love it, I love being able to help a bride on the most important day of her life... but I'm tired... pooped, my arms hurt from tying little ribbons.. my head hurts from staring at the computer (facebook might also be to blame for that) and I just want to sleep all day.. :)
28 June 2009
I've never arranged for the kitchen in the back but it's nice... it gives them a little cooking nook, and over on the left all the way between the kitchen and the white drawers is their tea set with the trays that are hidden away... AWWW it's nice, but I'm bettng it doesn't stay this way for long.. my fingers are crossed but I know it won't help much!
24 June 2009
23 June 2009
20 June 2009
Father's day is tomorrow and he came home with this today...
I think I'm in shock still.. I almost cried... I can't believe it! I think I'm too cheap to buy it for myself but he TOTALLY suprised me..
I love you!
I'll be blogging more by the way, got a new computer too! YAY! :)
14 June 2009
22 May 2009
15 May 2009
Here is a little up close, not in focus picture... :) I inked black around the "C" to make a definate outline when it met back with the yellow card part. I think it came out cute. :)
This was us, the family, in the crowd, do you think she noticed us??? hahaha... By the way this lady in the blue, she's not with us... But I decided not to crop her out, just because she's so happy!
There were 6 signs total but the pink and the green holders on the end were slacking when I took this picture! :) P.S. I made the signs too, so this is a double crafty post today! Way to go me! LOL. Oh yeah you see that guy in the black and white shirt trying to figure out his camera??? That's Jeremy, shout out to Jeremy and his honey Emily (she's hiding behind the congrats hannah sign) since they gave me hell for not posting to my blog in a while! haha
01 May 2009
The good news is that I haven't been gone for no reason. I got this new job in September and I've been unable to log in to the blogger! Which I really can't complain about since, at least I have a job in these tough times.
Other reasons I haven't had time to check in on the weekends is that for one, it's birthday season in the house and so my weekends have been full, two, graduations are coming up, and three, I've been working another side job in my off time.. :)
I'm taking my hand at wedding planning, making invitations, flower arrangements, bouquets, and taking photos of various things. I really am enjoying it, it's tiring but it's something that I really like to do. I'll be posting some pictures soon and giving the link to my Etsy site. I just really have to get a new computer because the old 2003 laptop that I'm using isn't cutting it! Matter of fact, I'm lucky it's still turning on!!! haha...
I miss you all, I haven't deserted you, I check in on your blogs thru my blackberry sometimes and although I'm a lurker I still see all the fantastic and crafty stuff you're all still doing! I love it and I'll be back soon! I PROMISE!!!
11 April 2009
I'm sad that I've been pushed out of the blog world by my job, but I will be posting once a week at least, its my emotional release and I need it back! So on my day off I'll be posting and catching up on everyones blogs! Love you all!
06 March 2009
Cosmo papers of course, this was part of the set that I won last year and I love them! I used the large X and O of course, I think the greenish hue broke up the reds and organges so it wasnt so bright and girly. It's still girly but I loved it. I did a torn piece of the same stripe paper, alternate side and added it to the bottom. Used some wavy scissors to cut around one of the hearts and popped it up with a lift sticker and ta-da....
For the inside I used one of the word strips and cut it into a few pieces to add my statement. I also cut a strip of the love birds and centered them so they bent in the center of the card. It's too cute! And below I don't think I ever showed you the awesome Christmas card that my daughter Mikayla made for her teacher in December. :) I know I'm extremely late!
She picked all the papers herself and decided how they would be decorated and put together. She had me cut out the snowman with an Xacto from an old card that was in my stash, added a red square for some pop, used the threading waterpunch for one side and picked out some green buttons to top off the flower and add some spark.
She found a little plastic rose in my button jar and used that under the sentiment. She wrote the Merry Christmas in white pen and ran out of room ma little but that's alright :)
Her teacher loved it of course and I thought it was fantastic! She is really creative and does her own little scrapbook journals that I love and I'll have to get permission to share those because they are a bit more personal. :)
I really hope to get back to posting every day or at least every other day! I will I promise.
Things here are crazy as usual, working, the girls, the husband and dealing with this darn economy! I'm changing work hours soon so I will have an extra day off in the week to hang out with my girls. I love it! It will be OUR craft day! I can't wait... :)
Lent? Anyone? I'm doing pretty good actually, I challenged myself to give up Soda, Chocolate, Iced Tea and Meat! I haven't slipped yet and I don't intend to. I have to give props to my husband too, he gave up MILK! If anyone knows him you'll know it's a great feat for him to give up milk for so long. Lets just say that he drinks so much of it that we should own a cow! :)
That's all for now, I'll post soon, promise! Until then Happy Crafting!
14 February 2009
P.S. Congratulations to Hannah and Henry. They got engaged lastnight! Woohoo!!
28 January 2009
Here is another pile of about 35 squares and the pink material that I've cut to add to the squares for Nevaeh's blanket. Her favorite color is pink and this was one of the fabrics she chose. I love it!
19 January 2009
We had the unfortunate event of losing my grandmother in October of 2008, she was a great person, one of the kindest and happiest people that I will ever know in my life. I will be eternally greatful for being able to know her and love her and be loved by her. She was a crafter, she crocheted, she knitted, she sewed and she always had amazing works of art in her house that were all done by her. She was and will always be an inspiration for me. One thing that I will always remember is going for sleepovers at her house and she had these huge jean quilts on the spare bedroom bed and they would be so heavy and I loved to sleep in them because it was so comforting for me.
This is the blue quilt for Yvonne, don't let the pattern of the tree fool you, I'm not THAT good, it's a pattern that looks like patchwork and it's only a full piece.
This is the completed top of the purple quilt for Lena, the pattern is purple flowers.
This is my friend Ramona's blanket, it was also inspired by a stamp, it's random and I'm glad she liked it. It's a pale pink with black flowers on the fabrick but it looks almost white here.It's backed with a black fleece and I added two hearts to the right top side, I used to sign these little hearts with my name in high school and I thought it was a good memory for us. We're both only 28 and we've known eachother more than half our lives.
Here is an up close of the hearts.
And here is an up close of the stitching and the fabric. I hope you like them, I hope they like them. They were worth every minute of making them and I'm glad that they have a piece of me and my grandmother with them, keeping them warm, comforting them and inspiring them for new creations.
Happy crafting... :)