Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Are you up for a Challenge???

As ya'll know, one of my resolutions this year is to scrap more. Last nite I went to an organization class to get some suggestions on organizing my scrap room (which I did) but one of the things she told us was to make time to scrap, so when Lisa posted the "challenges" again today, I thought "this is a sign" for me to get busy.

I tried to get this up earlier today (Challenge #3) but here is my Christmas picture(s) layout, and they are actually from this year-LOL!!!

This is my NON-Christmas layout (Challenge #5) made using the Making Memories FA LA LA Christmas kit (that I got on clearance at Target no less)
Remember, no laughing!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Have you ever???

So I saw this on another blog and thought it was pretty cool and realized there is a ton of stuff I want to do or see in my I have listed all the stuff I have done in dark blue and then made some notations in pink by some others. Check it out and do it yourself and let's compare.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii-hoping to do this on my 10th anniversary
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland or World
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped-I have absolutely NO desire to do this!!!
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child-considered this at one time
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables-contemplating this in the spring
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort-no snow here in Alabama
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping - Shh!
27. Run a Marathon-yet another thing I have NO desire to do-LOL!!
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice-would love to do this one day
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise-on my list of to do's in the near future.
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person-ditto #32
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo's David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance-NO desire for this either
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies-nope, but bought plenty of them!!!
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check - oops!
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person-on the list of to do's in the near future
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life - not with CPR or Heimlich but talking them into getting help.
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby-unfortunately not in the cards for me
95. Seen the Alamo in person-might do this in the fall
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Saturday, January 17, 2009


to facebook, that is. I love it, I have come across so many old friends thru FB, what a great way to keep in touch and it is FREE (my favorite word).

Kids today have it great, so much more technology that we did (back in the 80's & early 90's). My niece and her friends find it shocking that I didn't have a TV in my room and only one in the whole house (and didn't have cable till I was in HS), much less a phone in my room till I was a Sr. in HS, while most of them have had TV's and phones since they were born or it least it seems that way.

Anyway back to
facebook, it is so much fun to see what everybody is doing with the status up- dates and finding old friends I thought were lost forever is amazing to me. Plus you can do all sorts of neat things, post pictures, invite people to events, keep a garden, have a flair board and be a fan of all sorts of things (schools, causes, etc). So if you haven't found facebook, check it out and join cause I can assure you will find just as addictive as I have!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Another first....

So here it first scrapbook layout for 2009 AND the first one I have ever sent in to be "judged". It is also the first layout I have completed in my scrap room using tools I have never used before like the Xyron Runner I got for Christmas.

ScrapEtc. put up a challenge for layouts about resolutions and/or non-resolutions and I thought well I will give this a try, a huge step out for me, cause I don't think my layouts are ever any good. So here it is, my first "published" layout....sorry about the slight glare, this was the best one to show the color....please don't laugh...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

Well another year is upon us. It is 2009, would someone please tell me where 2008 went??? I remember being a "tween" when Prince's song "1999" came out thinking "that is SO far away" and now 1999 was 10 years ago!!! Time flies whether you have fun or not, so you might as well have some fun along the way.

Since it is a new year, it is mandatory to make "resolutions"
(things we want to accomplish over the coming year). So this is what I have been pondering today, while I take down decorations, making sure to be very organized, what do I want to accomplish this year??

So here is my list and hopefully I will accomplish ALL of these: or at least 1/2 of them :)

1) Become closer to GOD, and acknowledge him in all that I do (I have been a slacker lately)
2) Be healthier (eating AND exercising)
3) PUT AWAY MY CLOTHES /don't let them pile up on the dresser
4) Keep the house picked up at all times (so I don't have to use my day off cleaning)
5) Scrap, Scrap, Scrap.....I have a whole room dedicated to this, it shouldn't be an issue
6) Don't let TV rule my life (DVR, DVR, DVR)
7) Re-unite with old friends (thanks FaceBook)
8) Simplify and organize (this incorporates various aspects of my home and work life)
9) Pay off some debt once and for all
10) Enjoy life and everything it offers (good and bad)

So there ya "resolutions" for 2009, you've read them so try to hold me to them!!!

I hope everybody has a wonderfully happy and prosperous New Year!!!