Sunday, November 30, 2008

Lola and I made a video...

...documenting her love of lids. Seriously, she loves them more than anything.


video

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Yay for Fall

But first...


They came in 3rd. That's okay...he found his confidence, so that's important. :)

I made this for the RVKC challenge. Love the idea of a scrapbook in a jar. And I love fall. Too bad it seems to be slipping away much too fast. But winter comes in a close second as my favorite time of year. Because as much I enjoy a cool, crisp fall day, snow days rock.



Check out the RAK going on over here.

I am so excited about Thanksgiving! I wouldn't have said this a couple of weeks ago...I was kind of dreading it. My family celebrates Thanksgiving at my grandma's house. The grandma who passed away last year. She was very clear that she wanted the family to continue gathering even after she was gone. So we do. But it isn't the same, and that hit me hard last weekend. But it will be good to see everyone. It's just being in her house and knowing that she won't be there that is so hard to take in.

I'm so happy to have some time off. It's been a crazy 2-day week. Crazier than most 5-day weeks. I keep thinking I have to work tomorrow. I'll probably wake up in the morning thinking I've overslept.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I know who I want to win DWS...

...and if you read my blog regularly, you'll be shocked.

j/k -- I think we all know who I want to win. Loved this performance. Except for the gaudy stuff on the back of Lance's jacket. My only complaint, though. :) Enjoy!



Edited: Check out Lacey at the 00:38 mark...girl has some serious core strength!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Scrapstars Challenge

It's a good day for scrap challenges, isn't it? :)

The new Scrapstars challenge is up -- another great one this month! Here's my take on it:



This one is due on the 29th!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

November Pretty Committee Challenges

The November Pretty Committee challenges are up! Here's the first November challenge. I chose to do the 2nd challenge this month...the DT comes up with such great ideas! The challenges are due November 25...still plenty of time to get these finished and posted!

Here's my take on the 2nd challenge...I think this is the first page I've made that doesn't have a title. I love this page because it reminds me of the day I brought two of my very best friends together.

Oh, and I'm officially a woodgrain contact paper addict. :D

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It was a good week.

Our Election Night Party was a blast! We just took the streamers down today...they were just so much fun to look at. :) Here are a couple of photos to share.





































I found my Christmas gift project while we were at Barnes and Noble today. I'll share it soon. I'm very excited, mainly because I can make these gifts for roughly 50 cents each!

Check out this girl's etsy. Her journals are fabulous, and she's a total sweetheart, too!

I bought this last weekend! Elsie never fails to get the creative juices flowing.

Found this when I was looking for Dancing with the Stars clips on YouTube. Lacey totally blows me away, and watching this dance gave me chills.



Have a great remainder of the weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I just jogged 5K! Without stopping. I don't even care that it took me 38 minutes!

I hadn't done much jogging lately...my knees started hurting a couple of weeks ago. Patella tendonitis. Fun. I didn't even know what a patella tendon was - lol. But now I wear a patellar band and I ice down my knees when I'm finished, so it's all good.

Seriously so excited about the 5K. Just needed to share. :D

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

It's taken practically forever to get here...


...but tonight I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve. Except that instead of opening presents in the morning, I will be casting my vote for President (And state senator. And state rep. And various city council positions.)

And we're hosting our quadrennial election night party! Mike has lots of political-themed games planned for our guests..."put the lipstick on the pitbull" is my favorite.

So, wanna know who I'm voting for?










Can you keep a secret?











So can I. ;)


(Yes, I'm a bit of a tease. And I stole that line from Dear Abby. Or Prudence. One of those advice columns I love to read.)