Saturday, January 31, 2009

I got an award, my first, the Lemonade Award!


Ok, so you probably want to know WHAT the Lemonade award is, right?

Well, the lemonade award is an award that celebrates good attitude and gratitude.

I received this award from Faith over at Thats just Freaking Lovely, and am passing it along.
I am still new to blogging, well not completely new, but sorta semi new anyway. I dont follow a lot of blogs. But, the point of this award is to share it.
When you receive your lemonade award, pass it on to others who show great attitude and gratitude. Share the love, it’s all about sharing the love! Here’s what you do:
1.Put the lemonade logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you think demonstrate good attitude and/or gratitude.
3. Link to your nominees within your post.
4.Comment on their blog to let them know they have received this award.
5.Link back to this post and the person whom you received this award from.

So here are my nominees:
1. Krystal over at Ritually Pissed. She rocks!
2. Bunny over at BunnyCates blog.
3. Michelle over at Memoirs of a Mothers Love. - I LOVE her!
5. Donella over at So Not Domestic.
6. Just Me over at Mandatory Blog.
7. Crazed Mama over at Rants in My Pants.
8. Zoe Pearn over at her Scrap Blog Sweet Nothings.
9. CherScrap over at Pancakes to Pearls.
10. Cosmo7 over at Photoshop Disasters.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Random Lyrics

Well, not entirely random. Like em' (the lyrics) love the song.
Going through something tough, as always. You ever feel like the earth just caves in all in one fell swoop?

I woke up today in London
As the plane was touching down
And all I could think about was monday
And maybe ill be back around
If this keeps me away much longer
I dont know what i will do
Youve got to understand its a hard life
That im going through
And when the night falls in around me
I dont think ill make it through
Ill use your light to guide the way
Cause all I think about is you
Well L.A is getting kinda crazy
And New york is getting kinda cold
I keep my head from geting lazy
I just cant wait to get back home
And all these days i spend away
Ill make up for this i swear
I need your love to hold me up
When its all too much to bear
And when the night falls in around me
I dont think ill make it through
Ill use your light to guide the way
Cause all I think about is you
And all these days i spend away
Ill make up for this i swear
I need your love to hold me up
When its all too much to bear
When the night falls in around me
I dont think ill make it through
Ill use your light to guide the way
Cause all I think about is you

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bloggy Giveaways - A scrap layout

Using a photo, or photos of your choice, I will make one scrap layout for you! This is done digitally, so you will receive the digital file in email form. I can send it in JPEG, PSD, whatever format you really want!

To enter, leave a comment! That is it, because I know there are so many to enter!

AND for EXTRA ENTRIES!
You can do any of these things for an extra entry. Make sure to leave a separate comment for EACH thing you do.

1- Follow my blog. 2 extra entries

2- Blog about this giveaway and link it back to my blog. 5 extra entries


Contest ends at MIDNIGHT EST on February 1st. I will then draw a winner at random. PLEASE leave your email address if it is not visible on your profile, or make sure to check back here to see if you won. I will notify the winner before February 3rd and they will have 48 hours to respond before I will choose a new winner! Contest open bloggers and non-bloggers anywhere in the world!

Check out Bloggy Giveaways for more contests to enter.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The fangirl in me...

I am such a fan of all of my TV shows. And Supernatural happens to be one of my favorites. I mean, they are just HOT! So, I am always looking at fan vids on YouTube and I found a Supernatural one ages ago. It is awesome, a must watch, and whoever created it, is just awesome with the editing too!



Now, you cant tell me they didnt bring sexy back!!! LOL

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dale Earnhardt SR.

This is just such a good video, I love the music with the video of Dale.
Now, I was never a HUGE Nascar fan, but I recall all the Sunday's when we had just one TV in the house, and I was forced to watch it. And, well I heard my step dad hoop and holler for Dale, so I guess I sorta, kinda liked it in time.

When Dale was killed, I was so sad. I was relatively young, or youngER as I recall. And I just cried, and cried. And a couple of days after, they had some tribute thing on ABC and it was set to this song. Which is the Bob Segar Band's song, "Still the Same"

The song was catchy, not so much to me then, but it is now. I love the song, it fits Dale perfectly, and it also reminds me so much of my Uncle James too. Just those lyrics, because James was sort of just always on the top of things. He was good, and he knew he was good, and did not mind to tell people just how good he was at whatever he endeavored to do. That was his personality.

Anyway, without further ado, here is the video:



And the lyrics to this wonderful song:

You always won, everytime you placed a bet..
You're still damn good, no ones gotten to you yet.
Everytime they were sure they had you caught..
You were quicker than they thought.
You'd just turn your back and walk..
You always said, the cards would never do you wrong.
The trick you said was never play the game too long..
A gamblers share, the only risk that you would take..
The only loss you could forsake..
The only bluff you couldn't fake..

And you're still the same..
I caught up with you yesterday..
Moving game to game..
No one standing in your way..
Turning on the charm..
Long enough to get you by..
You're still the same..
You still aim high..

There you stood, everybody watched you play..
I just turned and walked away..
I had nothing left to say..

cause you're still the same..
You're still the same..
Moving game to game..
Some thlngs never change..
You're still the same..

Thursday, January 22, 2009

True Love Designs

Well, I seen one of my Myspace friends was looking for a design partner, so I figured, why not? I like to design, don't get to do it as much as I would like to, and I am going to see if they want me. So, I sent Caya an email, and woo-hoo I am in. So, I am now a part of TrueLoveDesigns.

We are on myspace, you can find our page here: TrueLoveDesigns

All the girls there are awesome, and plus you can get some great offers. Scrappy things, sigs, photoshopped pics. You name it, it's there between the 5 designers. So, check us out, friend us and request some stuff!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thrift Store find of the day..



Well, anyone who knows me well, knows that I go thrift store shopping pretty much every Wednesday. I love to find things and get good bargains. Well, today I found some clothes for me and the kids. And I got a LOT of books, and I do mean a lot LOL. As if I don't have enough as it is. So, I got pretty much a whole garbage bag full of books today.




There is a good variety that I got, but the stack you will see is the spiritual stack only. I am trying to categorize my mess of books.




So, here is what I got today....



Yeah, that's just a "few" of what I got today. I have a real addiction to books too. I can read nearly anything. So, in addition to being a digital packrat, I am also a real packrat LOL...

Oh well, we all gotta have something don't we?

And here is the upper part of my bookshelf. And this is AFTER cleaning it up and making a box of books to mail to Michelle. Just gotta get them to the post office!



I have literally read every book you can see there. Some, I have read twice. Depends on how well I like it.

Surprisingly, I have NOT read nor do I even have the Twilight books. But, I am secretly hoping once Michelle and I get our book exchange going that she will send those. :D

Until next time...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Playing with Photoshop

I have been dying to photoshop something, anything. So, I decided to play around with one of my hubby's pictures. I gave him a tattoo, because he is a crybaby and wont get one for real. So, I will have to settle with the digital variety.

It makes him look so HOT though, if only he was covered with em. Think, Prison Break tats. YUM YUM! So, anyway, you can see the before and after below.

Oh, and I HAVE to throw this in, the pic was taken at the Crazy Donkey in Long Island, NY, we were there seeing James Marsters in concert. That is a luscious man. Even though he no longer has that bleached blonde hair, he still looks so hot. I will blog about that one at another time LOL.. So much to tell there!








Monday, January 19, 2009

Playing with pictures


Well I was trying to duplicate an effect I found on this chicks Myspace. Well, by gum I just can't duplicate the effect, its really porcelainy...Is that a word? LOL... I played with this one a little bit, minus the vignette effect Bunny told me to add. I don't like it. Still not satisified. Bunny told me Lightroom I think it was, was a good program. So, I may try to get that, soon! I wanna edit my pictures. Hmmm, how am I gonna edit myself to make myself pretty and not fat? LOL...

We had a little bit of snow today!!

Well, we finally got a little bit of snow today to go along with the extreme cold temperatures. Not that it was a lot of snow, and it pretty much melted as soon as it hit! But, it was fun for the kids, and Madison was more than excited! So, I was stuck at the computer working, as usual. I sent Emily out to snap some pics of the snow, so I could blog about it~ So, here are a few pics of the snow! (It wasn't much, but was enough to excite the kids, none the less.)















Saturday, January 17, 2009

Christmas Creativity

Ok, so for Christmas, my stepdaughter wanted the trademark apparently in style boots with the little pom-pom balls and all. Well, I could not find any boots like that anywhere, 3 days before Christmas and shopping on a budget, the boots I did find were way overpriced. So, I figured well if I can find a pair with fur, then I can go to Michael's Arts and Crafts and get the stuff to do the own little pom=pom balls and the string.

So, I did just that. I got the boots as you can see pre-made at Kmart for like $25 and since our budget per kid was a little bit more meager this year than the norm, I done pretty darn good. I went to Michael's who by the way also had some AWESOME stocking stuffers for $1.00, so I grabbed some stocking stuffers while I was there. Anyway, I got the little Pom-poms for the boots for like $5.00 and the string used for the boots was like $4.00 so I have like $34.00 in these boots. Not bad, considering every pair I seen with this particular style was at least $75.00
And below you can see the fruits of my labor.

BEFORE

AFTER


So, overall I thought I did pretty well, and my Step-daughter LOVED them! So, she was very happy opening these up! So, are you ever crafty? I can be SOMETIMES. I definitely lack in that creative flair that some people have, but sometimes I can just do it. :)

Me and Mom and 2nd night out - CANCELLED



You know what, it was COLD last night, we are talking like single digit cold. Mom and I went to JcPenney and she bought me a few outfits (surprisingly). Well, Mom can be so goodhearted, she tries. I got 2 really cute shirts, and a skirt set for church. So, I am happy.




After we went shopping, we went to Brothers Pizza in Staunton. My aunt owns a part of it, so we do all eat there when we get a chance. I was worried I would not be able to eat anything since my diet is challenging at best, but I ordered a salad and that went well. We took some pics of me and mom, and my Mom and her sister Barbie. All in all, Mom and I got some one on one time with one another, and had a good time. I can't tell you the last time Mom and I had a night out.




I am grateful that Mom and I had a night out just she and I, and I wish we could do it more often, my treat too. Maybe take her out and buy her something for no reason like she did me. :)




So, my hubby and I were talking, and we decided maybe we should NOT have our night out tonight because it is soooo cold outside, you walk out there, and the cold slices through you like a knife. No lie, it is THAT cold! And to top it off, it is that cold and NO snow! That is the sucky part, I could almost stand the cold, if there was a little snow to back it up. Hubby thinks I just don't want to go out with him. That could not be further from the truth. I really do. But, man I cannot stand that cold. And I would rather stay in this house in my PJ's all day long. So, maybe Hubby and I can plan our night out together for next weekend, or the weekend after when hopefully it is not THIS freaking cold. I cannot stand cold. I would rather be sweltering in 100 degree heat, for real!


Here is a pic of Mom and her sister Barbie, we call her a witch, so she snatched a broom, which oddly turned out to take the whole frame and look like a stripper pole LOL...





Friday, January 16, 2009

Girls Night Out

Well, my Mom and I are having a girls night out tonight. She has been going through some pretty tough times, and she just need to let go a little and have some girl time. Awkward much? Me and my Mother out together? LOL....That should be an adventure.

Tomorrow night will be me and my hubby's night out. We plan on going to Red Lobster since we have so many gift cards to use there. LOL..

I will let ya know how my night's out go. Yes plural. Mine and Moms, and Mine and Hubby's!

Till next time...

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Graphics Addiction...

So, I got this awesome 250GB External HD ages ago. But, guess what? It's like 20GB close to being full, WHY you may ask? I have a huge graphics addiction, especially when it comes to Digital Scrap booking. I have way too many kits, actions etc. And I don't get much of a chance to use them, I did work on a blogger layout for a friend tonight using Microferk's Black Ice kit. That turned out Ok, I am so anal, as long as my girl was happy, it's all good. :)

So, in short I am addicted to graphics, but no it is not just scrapbooking kits, its Paint Shop Pro Tubes, Masks, FONTS!! You name it and I bet I have thousands of whatever! I also love DeviantArt! That is one really awesome website!

Ok, so here is one kit I am really really LOVING right now, and it is the next one I want to use to scrap a pic, but when oh when will I find the time?



I cannot wait to get my hands into this kit and do something with it. I am really lacking creativity at the moment, but I am going to try to do something with it SOON! LOL...

10 signs you are a WAHM

Signs you are a Work at Home Mom

1. You sometimes have breakfast foods for dinner, or dinner leftovers for breakfast. Cold pizza anyone?

2. You inwardly roll your eyes whenever anyone asks for you to volunteer your time for ANYTHING. You hardly have time to take a shower; what are they thinking?

3. Your family gets all of their clean laundry out of a laundry basket instead of their dresser drawers.

4. Baking anything always involves some sort of box.

5. Instead of asking "What are we having for dinner?" they what to know "Where are we going to get dinner?" or "Who is delivering?"

6. You frequently resort to bribery; ie. "If you can just be quiet for 30 more minutes we'll go get a sno-cone/go to the park/read a book together etc."

7. The first thing you do in the morning is start the coffee pot. The first thing you do after lunch is start the coffee pot ... again.

8. You have a group of online friends, probably on a forum, that you chat with nearly every day.

9. If one more person asks you how that "work at home thing is going" you will scream. Really.

10. You think all of this is worth it to be able to stay home with your precious children!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Stripper Mail part 2

Ok, so the stripper emailed me back on Myspace. And you know what, she is sorta cool, and she said that she didn't send out the cards, some chick did who is I guess semi-stalking her or something.

So, now I feel sorry for the stripper/dancer chick. KINDA... I mean, come on, I am still ME you know? She was nice enough to me, so I couldn't turn around and be mean to her. And I did apologize for calling her a sleaze. So, anyway. Yeah, I guess that little story is played out now. I am happy again. I know my hubby didn't do anything wrong now. Well, I think anyway LOL..

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ritually Pissed: My New Year's Resolutions

You gotta read this one!! It is uplifting. :D

Ritually Pissed: My New Year's Resolutions

R.I.P Prison Break


So, I just went to one of my favorite celeb blogs. PerezHilton.com...And lo and behold Prison Break has been cancelled. Secretly, I think Perez like to break some meak little hearts like mine. I LOVE Prison Break, I mean cant they throw Wentworth in there, in prison again just for eye candy purposes. I mean, WHAT AM I GONNA WATCH?!


I am going to miss seeing Wentworth and Dominic on the small screen. But, I have a feeling Prison Break has launched their careers a good bit for them and they will do well. I didn't really like the direction this season was going in anyway. I mean come on, their mom is ALIVE and their opposition? Not cool. Plus, just as soon as the writers make Bellick a character you actually LIKE, they kill him off. No closure there. Plus, we never seen a body from that chinese dude Kim. How do we know the assassin from this season is dead too? I hope they can wrap up the season gracefully, and answer all those unanswered questions!




Till next time....

Stripper Mail

Well, I went out today to do some errands, and checked my mail before I went. I get a card in the mail, well *I* didn't get it, it was addressed to my husband. It was a normal Christmas card, no signature or anything. Inside the card were 2 little coupons for a free lap dance from some stripper named Giselle something or other. OK, so either this chick purchased a mailing list online, OR, someone gave my hubby's address for some reason or another.

On the coupon, it has her myspace URL. And me being well me, could not resist. I had to email her on there and tell her that my husband wasn't big on sleaze. So, I did. And I told her she needed to go to one of the VH1 shows such as Rock of Love for a good hook up and exposure. I mean, that's all they ever are on there, right? White trash, well Ambre wasn't. And neither is one of the new chicks. Cant recall her name, one from ROL Bus.

So anyway, I call him and I didn't curse him out, but I asked him why he would be getting it? I feel like it is probably spam mail. BUT, in the same day now, he gets a text message for some viagra thing. OK, if it is personal, they don't know my Doodle, because he simply does not need viagra. LOL.. So, I figure the stripper mail is spam. And, the viagra thing, well I know that was.

Moving on from that, Kyle XY came back on last night & *YAY*..It did not disappoint at all. Even though we were in such a long hiatus before this season premiered. I liked it! I missed the Bachelor last night, I think my DVR was on overload.

Till next time...

Monday, January 12, 2009

Well...Hello!

I am not entirely new to blogging, I have had quite a few, but I need one I am going to stick with, and it is sorta one of my New Years resolutions too! So, here I am! I will probably blog about various things in my life, things that make me angry, sad, whatever! So, expect a lot of ranting, some raving, some laughs and some sadness! I am very diverse in my moods like that, feeling the whole range of human emotions from this to that blabla. You get the idea!