Friday, September 28, 2007

A little button love...

So I'm a lucky girl this week...I won another blog contest! Martha's blog is awesome -- she has the cutest pugs! She made these nifty buttons.

So I got a little inspired.

So with some clear buttons, paper, and glue, here is what I came up with:

Then I combined my button stash with my rub-on stash and made these:

I think this one might be my favorite:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Two in a row...can you say "wow"? :)

One more "This is Me" page to add. This challenge was to scrap a favorite quote. Thanks for looking!

Scrap someone funny...

It's been awhile since I posted a "This Is Me" page. This challenge was to scrap someone funny. I chose Mike. He has a very dry wit that I love so much. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fun weekend!

Mike and I went to Cincinnati yesterday. We saw the Real Pirates exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center. I so wish I had photos, but alas, they did not allow photography. :( It was so much fun, though. I thought the exhibit idealized the pirate culture just a bit, but it still brought up many ideas that I had never considered. To top it off, we found out that the Bodies exhibit will be there in January. Mike got to see that one in Cleveland, but since he was with a group of students, he was rushed, so we will definitely be going to see that one.

We went to Half Price Books, and then finished the day at Jungle Jim's. The world's most awesome grocery store period. Well, except that they didn't have any Milka. But I received news today that makes up for that (more about that later). :) We bought duck legs, lychee, lychee juice, Hit cookies, spaetzle, Izze...and I found this:

Dr. Pepper with cane sugar. No high-fructose corn syrup! I can't wait to try this (yes, I'm saving it for just the right time). At $1.89 a pop, I have to make this experience count. (And yes, that pun was totally intended!)

Oh, yes, back to my chocolate woes. I checked my Google Reader (wonderful tool that keeps up with all the blogs I like) today and found out that I won a blog contest!!! There is even a slide show of my name being drawn -- how awesome is that? I won chocolate from Finland, and a cute, cute, cute handmade bag! I found Inka's blog through Leigh-Ann's blog, and I have no idea how I found Leigh-Ann's blog. :) Inka is from Finland, and she is on the Freckled Nest design team, and she's an awesome crafter (and quite the button collector, I might add).

So I'm going to borrow an idea from Inka. Her blog contest was in celebration of her 50th post. I'm on post #38...50 is just around the corner. When I reach my 50th post, I'll have a drawing. What will I be giving away? Not sure will probably deal with scrapbooking or food. Maybe both. I have 12 posts to think about it! :) Just keep an eye out for it.

Have a great day!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I love...

...This Is Me challenges! This week's challenge was to list the things you love today.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Happy Birthday, Brittany!!!

Happy Birthday, little sister! I hope it was a great one -- you deserve it! I love you!

Posting for some "Mommy sympathy" :)

I was whining to my Mom tonight about the nasty sunburn I got on my face today, so I thought I would let her see just how painful it looks. I don't know if you can see this in the picture, but this sunburn is proof that I smile a lot -- the place where my smile-lines are aren't red!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Journal a Fear

For the first "This is Me" challenge of this week, I had to journal a fear. Still not caught up -- ugh!!! Getting there, though.

Monday, September 10, 2007

This weekend..

This is a difficult post. My grandma passed away early Friday morning. I know this gets said a lot about loved ones who pass on, but she was truly an amazing woman. I just wanted to share some photos and memories of her.

Let me explain this first photo. Ma did not enjoy having her photo taken. This was the look I would get form her if I tried. If she was going to be photographed, it would be on her terms. Sometimes her terms meant no photo at all. Other times, she would allow it. When she would, I got this:

Most of the time, I had to sneak photos when she wasn't looking. I love this one!

She was an amazing cook -- and not just because her food tasted so good! Mike could not believe how much food she was capable of making the first Thanksgiving he visited. And while she didn't cook that much everyday, she was more than happy to make whatever we wanted, especially those of us she thought looked a little underweight and "peaked". It seemed like she was always cooking. I like this photo -- this is one of the ways I remember her best.

She made the most beautiful quilts. She didn't make them to be fancy, but she easily could have -- she was that talented. She made gorgeous scrap quilts. At the funeral, we draped her quilts over the family pews. It was comforting to know during that difficult moment that I was sitting on something her hands had touched -- something she had left behind that would remind us that she was here. A beautiful thought. I wish now that I had worked harder on my quilt so she could have seen the finished product.

She was in a lot of pain Thursday night, and it seemed like it was going to happen. Mom called me around 4:30 Friday morning and simply said, "She's gone." She was the type who would not have wanted to be in a state where she needed to be constatnly cared for, so I do take comfort knowing that she was able to lead a normal, active life until very close to the end, and that her suffering was relatively short. And I know she was ready. Several months ago, she was in the hospital for blood treatments. When she got home from her treatment, she gathered her children, and told them that the nurse had told her she had cancer, but not to worry about her, because she had lived a good life and was ready to go. Everyone was stunned, until they started to realize that this is not the type of information a nurse would give. As it turns out, the nurse had come in to tell her that some of her blood tests had been cancelled.

Ma made good use of her time -- she was always doing something -- canning, quilting, cleaning, working in the garden. She did not waste time, and she lived her life to the fullest. I hope that when I look back on my own life, I can say this about myself.

I am proud to be her granddaughter, and I miss her terribly. Things will not be the same. She made our lives richer.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

You may only know me as Rebekka...

Saw this on a few other blogs, and thought I would try it. This was so much fun, and I am partial to my rockstar name! Check to see if you've been tagged at the end!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Hannah Corolla

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Butter Pecan Sugar

3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Purple Turtle

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Ann Prestonsburg

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The")
Green the Izze

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
John Jack

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)
Raspberry Lemon Drop

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names )
Carolyn (my dad doesn’t have a middle name!) (I'll go ahead and own up to originally saying "last" instead of "middle". This is why I should never post late at night!)

I tag...Christina! (Are you surprised? You may be the only one reading! lol.)

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


My lastest "This is Me" page. (finally getting caught up!) This challenge was IMHO (In my humble opinion).

These challenges are posted every Monday and Thursday on this blog -- I started a week or so behind, so I'm posting a lot of these because I'm catching up.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Another "This is Me" Page

This page's theme was "your morning drive". While there isn't anything particularly interesting about my drive (except, of course, for those mornings when I forget to stop for gas before heading out of town -- then I'm on the edge of my seat!), I still wrote about the daily experience. I used lots of glitter on the letters -- not sure if it's showing up, and I love those arrows! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

This is Me

These pages are part of a challenge that I'm doing on this blog. I'm having a blast with this -- super fun challenges!

The first challenge was to create the cover -- lots of glittery fun!

In another challenge, I made a page about my FFOTM (favorite friend of the moment). I have a feeling this should be multiple pages.

I just finished this one tonight -- create your ultimate "mix tape". In my case, it's more of a playlist, but that's okay!

I still have a couple of challenges to do to catch up. I'll post them as I finish them!

Mike on a bike...

So as I was watering the plants today, I looked out the window and saw this:

Think the bike looks a bit small for him? It should -- that's my bike! He was testing it because he's pimping it out today with a gel-cushion seat and new brakes! Thank you, sweetie!