Friday, April 23, 2010

Have you signed up??

You have heard me rave about this class before and I will be again very soon because Sketchapalooza 6 is right around the corner!!

Have you signed up yet??

You don't want to miss this amazing class full of fabulous sketches and inspiring talent! Feeling Scrappy's Sketchapalooza 6 begins May 3 and runs through May 31st.

Here are the details:
  • 20 Amazing sketches (5 a week!)
  • Digital templates if you are a digi-scrapper
  • Private class forum filled with support from the design staff and class participants.
  • A wonderfully talented design team - Jayne, Lee, Tracy and Becky - all who I consider my friends. They will inspire you like no other.
  • All for just $25!!

So what are you waiting for?? Just click HERE to sign up now!

See you in class!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Owning a Challenge

I have blogged about my weight before. Many times actually.
I even "committed" to losing 35 by 35 one time. Well...I am 36 and that didn't happen.


I have talked about low fat recipes.
I have talked about exercise.
I have talked about a lot of things.

Especially my stance on "owning it".
Whether it be giving an opinion, making a decision in life, whatever the choice - OWN IT

I seem to have faltered on my very own stance.

I may talk about my weight and what I am going to do about it, but since I didn't have to be accountable to anyone other than myself, I never owned it.

Well, today I am.

And every thursday after I will.
I am starting my own challenge that I will own.
Every thursday, I am going to tattletale on myself right here on my blog.

I have posted my weight on here before and received many gasps.
Now I am taking it one step further - to really own it.

I will take a picture of my scale every week.
And I will post it here.
For all to see.


And all comments are welcome!
The shame on you’s, the kudos, the tips, the "are you crazy?" - all comments.

So here is my first thursday weigh in.

Am I crazy?
Well, I think we all know that answer.
Want to join me??

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Sean and Jonah had their annual doctor checkups.

As usual, weight is measured.

Sean, my husband who has defined muscles and washboard abs says to me in astonishment, "Wow, I have packed on the pounds! Guess what I weigh now!"

Tip to men: Don't play the weight guess game with your wife!

I gave him my "are you really asking me this" look.

"160 pounds!!"

Really?? Is he really telling me this??

He weighs 160lbs. Tragic.
Right there in the doctors office waiting room, I wanted to THUMP him.

Then again, I have an additional 40 pounds on him. I think I can take him.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Newest Addition :)

As some of you know, my Canon G9 - affectionately known as Candice - was not feeling well. Of course, it happened when I wanted to take pictures of Jonah at a school trip. Sigh. Murphy's Law I guess.
Candice was a gift from my very good friend Mark. Lucky for me, he also bought a warranty on her!! So I took her in to the camera doctor to get her fixed.
At this time, it was mentioned to me that if they do not fix Candice, then she will be replaced. Since they no longer make the G9, I would get a G11. It was also mentioned that I could just pay the difference for an SLR.

(that would be the wheels in my head spinning)

I was INTRIGUED! I would never be able to afford an SLR on its own. Paying the difference was an awesome opportunity. I began my research on SLR cameras.

The front runner was the Canon Rebel T1i. For the reason that I figured I would stick with Canon. Some of my scrappy friends told me to check out the Nikon D3000 or D5000. As did my friend Sheri, who researches items like I do :)

After MUCH reading of manuals, reviews, opinions, many trips to various camera stores to fondle the SLRs; I had made my decision.

Then I got the phone call.

"Your camera has been fixed. Please come in and pick it up."

Goodbye SLR fantasy. I was still happy because Candice was all better. I really loved my G9.

I show up at the store to pick up my camera. They took it out of the bubble wrap and I immediatley noticed something was not right. I told them it wasn't my camera. They confirmed the name and serial number, but there was something not right! I asked to see the camera. I was shocked to see that the corner of my camera had been damaged, banged in actually. And the lens front was chipped and scratched! I did not bring it in this way.

A manager was called over, she typed something into the computer and then said, "I'm sorry, it appears that your camera was dropped."

Dropped?? Would they even have said anything to me??

The manager called the camera dept and asked them to bring up the G11.


I requested a gift card for the replacement as I wanted to investigate the SLR option further.

So....without further ado......please meet my new addition:


It is with many thanks to Mark and many thanks to Peter that I was able to get the Nikon D5000. I am so happy with my choice. I am so grateful for generous friends, clumsy repair people and warranties!

Next step......learning how to use her!!

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a happy and blessed Easter!

This is a pic of Jonah with all his loot. Easter Bunny was clearly on crack this year when it came to chocolate.