Wednesday, April 30, 2008

day 43 on a happier note.

fantastic stuff right?!?
did you ever see this?
ack!! I did years ago and I am going there this weekend?
EVERYTHING in her home is for sale?
Its gotta be a joke right?
Lucky for me its not and I will be there this weekend no doubt.
I can't even stand it.
at least $10 will be spent because if I go there without buying something, my husband will never forgive me.
It is Pamela Anderson after all.
so cool.
I am nerding out over this, forgive me.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

as day 42 comes to a close.

wave hello.
This is a real time photo of my husband flying one of the planes on the left or right point.
Not bragging, it's just surreal.
I look at this photo and just shake my head in disbelief.
The fact that he is living on this massive piece of metal in the middle of the sea is crazy.
How does one's mind really wrap itself around this concept?
Very rarely do I explore the Internet to find out what he is "really" up to, but tonight I miss him and it made me feel closer.
and very proud.
He is doing what he loves, but just having to miss us in the meantime.
Plain and simple.

When the house is quiet and I am ready to sleep and he is not here, I get sad.
and I sleep with the tv on.
and sometimes I let the kids bring the cereal box into my bed so I can rest a few more minutes and cuddle with them.
I am human.

and to think I have been doing this 'Single Mom' thing for 42 days?!?
My respect for women who do this on a daily basis is beyond words.
But I prove a lot to myself over this time apart.
I will be a better woman when he returns and that is something to pat myself on the back for.
That October day can not get here fast enough.

and Mom, I am fine.
Don't worry, I am just a little sappy and premenstrual.
love you.

This is my deployment theme song by Meiko.
and its goes a little something like this...

Every little thing I do, I do for you
With every little thing, I think a thought of you

And I try so hard not to notice
I try so hard not to care
I try so hard not to know that you're not here
But I'm counting down the hours
And I'm counting up the days
I try so hard not to show this side of me

Jealous of the way they walk, the way *they* talk
'Cause I don't think they know just what they got

it's been a long time comin'

So really since I made my first board game book for Paper 08',
I thought it would be fun to makes some more to share.
I love how funky, thick and versitile this thing is.

So, I dusted off the ole' Etsy shop and added some books in there
if you'd like one to play with one.
More details are at the shop too.
Hope you enjoy.
and cheers to getting around to this.

Monday, April 28, 2008


paper/girlah challenge complete.
another paper adventure.
redone and like it much better.
art journal pages.
Love doing these because there are no rules.
and I mess up alot and am challenged to cover things up creatively.

not sure why the glitter came into place with this one , but I just ran with it.
and the covering up all but a few words technique, I had to try after seeing Sara do it.
hope to do some more later.
Happy Monday.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I just had to share this one.

Since leaving home back in March to go on a Navy endorsed "fun" cruise , Anthony has been so awesome about making video clips and sending them to us.
This one I just had to share because it made me scream out loud.
This man is like a chia pet with beautiful hair.
Heck his call sign is Ponch for heaven sake's.

and as it was getting shaved, the kids could not stop giggling about it.
It makes us all feel closer to him seeing and hearing him like this though.
I just wish I could rub my hands on it.
Fresh shaved hair is so rabbit soft.

Looking good honey, but please don't forget the shampoo.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

prefacing a call with "I know I am crazy but.." is a great start to a day.

See it started with this cabinet.
holy sh!t right?!?
I know.
So in my night owlness, I stumbled upon an ad for a Hollywood estate sale that had this beauty for sale.
Since forever I have wanted one of these.
But I now longer have a ginormous car to hold it, so I need to borrow a truck.
Of course I call my good ole pal Jamie for help.
she laughs at me, but agrees with the pick up situation and I'm off to Hollywood.

and I show up to this.
A tv station filming this estate sale?!?
What was I thinking coming here?!?
Clearly one tract mind to the cabinet.
So I give the kids a "This place is REAL fancy, don't touch anything briefing" and we go on in.
I immediately ask were the piece is and head upstairs.
To my dismay and frugal bones, the cabinet was priced too high.
I contemplated it for a good 15 minutes, and before leaving, ask the head lady if I can call Sunday and see if its still there.
Maybe then she will sway on the price.
Tomorrow is judgement day.
Wish me luck.

So while in La, do as the LA people do.
It was a beautiful sunny day, so we walked and ate and played.
My little best friends are such troopers.

They even Paparazzied it with Mommy in front of the IVy.
and I snuck this shot in behind a few real paparazzi guys.
Look past the gelled out comb due and the girl with her head down is somebody famous I guess.
People were shooting pictures of her like crazy.

As I am taking pictures, Olivia nudges me and says " Are we gonna go eat in there or what Mom?"
yeah, and pay 30 bucks for a kids meal.
hell no.
Off to Mc Donald's we went and back home.
So goes our adventures.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Closing a chapter.

"so long,
auf wiedersehen, good night
i hate to go and leave this pretty sight. "
Preferrably sang by the Vandals.

Above is the picture I overprepped in excitement for, just
about a year ago for my Fashionista spot at Scrap in Style.
What an experience it has been!
Thankful am I for being chosen,
for meeting so many wonderful women,
and being inspired daily.

For various reasons, the time has come to step down.
I am sad to be leaving the SIS family, but I will continue to be crafty.
and I'll be sure to share here when I do.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

we live in a beautiful world.

yea we do yea we do.
Feel like winning something Green that is just about the coolest thing to hit since forever?
check it out here.
I know I love mine.
Its for a wonderful cause too.
a win win anyway you look at it.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

You Tube lover here.

My little ears were in serious delight hearing this last night on the phone, but now I get the visual.
cheers to the girl was not not hungover this morning and was able to share this musical candy.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

hope #3

I tapped my heels together 3 times and it got me no where.
I was trying to get myself here today.
To be singing and swaying to Amanda's (my girl in the black shirt above)"baby's daddy" performing on the big stage.
Plumeria scent filling the air.
feeling the warm ocean breeze.
drink in hand.
and cuddled up to my own personal baby's daddy.

Second best.
Getting to hear my favorite song off of JJ's new album via live cell phone Kokua Fest call.
It gave me goosebumps.
you took me there for the 20 seconds A, thanks.
Not the real thing like last year, but it'll do.

Friday, April 18, 2008

do it like they do on discover channel...

even the ladybugs are gettin' some.
Have I mentioned I miss my husband lately?

If your loved one is around, go yourself some too.
Make like ladybugs.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Ka boom.

This is my space.
It may take days, even weeks to organize this mess, but i know good stuff it gonna come out of it.
The joy in finding cool things I found then tucked away.
New Etsy goodies to share.
and heck, if there is something you have been looking for...
ask me.
If I have it and its ready for a new home
I'll pop it in the mail to you.
Its all about spreading the love.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

i took notes.

I was first told of The Last Lecture by my husband.
and then I saw him on Oprah.
and again just the other night on Primetime.
a sign, I'd say so.
Randy Pausch has enriched my life.
In a life where I already try to live by The Secret and now to hear his message.
so simple, yet so true.
This my friends is life changing.
Thank you Mr. Pausch.

"Maybe you should keep a crayon in your pocket so the smell would remind you of when you were young and thought you could fly."

Monday, April 14, 2008

crack open the cranium and let expression begin.

That's what I am doing.
This is my niche' as of late.
no expectations, just freeing fun.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

really i do like crafting...

and ideas are swirling....

but it seems I am just finding so many....

other things to occupy my time.
Goal for tonight...
While dvr watching, finish mini I started, oh say a few weeks ago.
We shall see.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

One woman's junk is another woman's treasure.

and I love me some treasures.
It my weekend fix.
Goal 1.
Take more photos like this to remember the groupings of findings.
Goal 2.
To create more with it all and not just hoard it.
What a pastime.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Its always more fun to share.

On long car rides or when the garage sale morning has grown tiresome, Olivia loves nothing more then when I pass my camera back to her so she can shoot away.
The results.
Encouraging art in my children does my heart good.
Kids with cameras should be a must.
I love seeing our world through their eyes.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

hot damn.

for serious?!?
found this morning at a base garage sale.
Never been opened.
Not even for extra money either.
What are the chances?!?

My Mii girl is calling for her next round of boxing.
Gotta run.

Friday, April 04, 2008

mosaic happy here.

because telling it storyboard style is the best.
and it captures moments like this.
The joy of teaching kids little tricks.
Happy Friday.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

join in.

Do your part.
Go green.
check it.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hello April.

Doing a little spray paint therapy.
Because a tacky neon green train table top needed a makeover.
So , needless to say, spring cleaning is in full affect at my house.
Always feels so good to clear out the old or refresh it and start clean for the season.
New month, new projects.

and a little welcome to SIS love for dear Lucy.
Its so fun having all the new Fashionistas join us.
Loads of love going around and that's never a bad thing.
I can not believe it has almost been a year since the Scrap in Style phenomenon started.
and to celebrate that, Jeanette is foofing up the boutique starting tomorrow.
She knows the way straight to my heart because she ordered up some of that Banana Frog goodness.
i am freakin' over this set.
Be sure to check it out.

and I leave you now with a little dual booty shakin' shot.