Saturday, November 29, 2008

Beauty in the City

Michael and I went downtown to the bank this afternoon. Our bank is close to the post office! What a beautiful old building! Taking these pictures really made me want to take a photo tour of Cincinnati! The wonder of digital photography. You never have to settle with a horrible photo.

Friday, November 28, 2008

I got my Cricut Expressions! Yahoo!

Here is my Black Friday Adventure!
Off to Walmart at 4:15 am!
The Parking Lot was Full!

The Police were ready!

The line to get near the toys and electronics! I went to the craft area! Here are the ladies waiting to get their hands on the Cricut Expressions! What an awesome bunch! The lady ahead of me grabbed one she turned around and gave it to me and said, "Merry Christmas"! I wish I would have taken her name down! Scrapbookers are such nice people!

Waiting in line to purchase the Cricut Expressions!

Sitting on the floor in the living room!

Hey, a girl has to play! Thanks Mom and Dad for a great Christmas present!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Gobble,Gobble, Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! Enjoy your Turkey! Yet, I'm resting up for

I'm going to get my Christmas Present! A Cricut Expressions! Thanks Mom and Dad! As my former students at St. Johnsbury Academy use to say, "She has elbows and she is not afraid to use them"!

As any normal life artist would do I will bring my camera to document the insanity known as Black Friday. There are just some things you need to experience at least once in life. For example, New Years Eve in Time Square! I've done that! Go to the midnight showing of a movie! Done that! Now early morning BLACK FRIDAY shopping is next on my list! Wish me luck!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Of Coin Jars, Chocolate Brownies, and Guilty Pleasures!

This jar is now sitting on top of my computer. This is my computer savings account. This my friends is full of gold dollars! When this jar is full I will be able to purchase a new computer! Yahooo! No more blue screen of death here people! I am convinced that my present computer knows that this jar is here and knows what this jar means. It should be afriad, very afraid, because it is being replace! Ha! Ha! Ha!

I spoil the girls in the scrapbooking club! I make yummy treats! Last week made these ooey-gooey brownies! Yummy!

Here is the turkey that I used for one of my little songs during story time!
Ok...I have to admit that I have bought into the whole Twilight hyteria! Ok...I know I'm 29 years old, not some Teenie-Bopper, but these books are good. Good as in the sense of Soap Opera good and cheesy romance books good. The Twilight series is just a guilty pleasure! You don't always have to be reading some intellectual book!
My mind is made up! I am getting a Cuttlebug! It's cheap and it does it's job! Plus it's just so cute! I've solicited the opinions of several scrappers and the Cuttlebug comes hightly recommended! So...The day after will be mine!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Almost Friday 5
When did you last use the edge of a coin (or a knife blade) as a screwdriver? This past summer, I was trying to put batteries in a toy. So I thought a penny would make a great screwdriver. didn't. The knife blade worked!

When did you last use a wire coat-hanger to break into a car?
Last fall, I locked my keys in the car. They were sitting nicely on the passenger seat. My passenger side window was slightly ajar! So the director at work and myself rigged up a contraption with a giant plastic candy cane and a wire coat hanger to get my keys out the window! Ha! It workd too!

When did you last use food or drink as medication?
Does Hot Chocolate count. I'm feeling a little bit chilled right now! So I'm drinking peppermint Hot Chocolate!

When did you last use your cellular telephone as a flashlight? Yesturday morning! I used Michael's cellphone as a flashlight to find the cellphone charger to plug in his cellphone! I use my cellphone as a flashlight quite often! Especially when I'm trying to find a work shirt in the bedroom while Michael is still sleeping!

When did you last use a paper clip for any purpose other than to clip paper?
I'm sure it was to get something small out of a toy! :D :D

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I have the grumpies today!!!

I read the book this week during story time. It's about a little girl who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed. The Three grumpies. Grumpy, Grumpyer, and Grumpiest were waiting for her. The Grumpies make her day horrible. By smiling and laughing she is able to git rid of the Grumpies! What a awesome book. Wish I could take the advice!

I have the Grumpies!!!! I am looking through all my digital picture files looking for the pictures of Michal and my Dad at the Air Muesuem. I just can't find them. So there goes my Christmas present for DAD :P. Also I am sooooooo jealous that my Mom bought the Cricut Expression today at Walmart. I really want one. Yet, we need a need computer more. This computer STINKS. It keeps BLUE SCREEN OF DEATHING. I want to throw it out the window! We've had it "FIXED" twice, but I don't think it really was. While being "FIXED" it never BLUE SCREENED OF DEATH" for them. So they were never able to fix the problem. ARGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!

The Cricut Expression! What my Mom has that I REALLY WANT!
The stuff I lugged to work on Tuesday!

Scrapbooking Club is catching on!!!

For those Stargate fans this is for you!!!! I saw this one night while sitting in traffic!

I'm reading Twilight just to see what all the fuss is about! It is very good so far!

Monday, November 10, 2008

This Week

It's been a busy week! There are times when I like busy and other times when I like just hanging out at home. I'm home today with a bit of a stomach bug. :P. Naps are good!

Here are some photos of the past week!

Scrapbooking Club

Paper Bag Album

Decorating the Media Center

Sorry about the yellow colors! I forgot to change the settings

Scrapbooking with Stephanie and Sarah

Scrapbooking at Archivers with Stephanie and Sarah was soooooo much fun! Stephanie is just getting back into scrapbooking, so it was really fun to share with her all the new products and tools. She was really excited about the ultra fine glitter and Flocking. They had really fun demonstrations. The tag above was super easy. I really wanted to buy the punches...but didn't. I did get some super cute Christmas stamps! Yahoo. Oh...and the Mini Acrylic Albums. Oh...I can't wait. I have plans to make something for someone special :D

A Drive in Indiana

I love the blue color of this building! So funky!

A Fun Surprise from UPS

Another wonderful book by Ali Edwards! It sure didn't disapoint! The Mini Books were amazing. This book really speaks to me because I am more comfortable scrapbooking with mini books. I think Ali hit it on the head when she said that with regular scrapbooks you are never truly finished until you are done creating memories. Mini-Books gift you a built in finished feeling. I like to finish things. I feel uneasy when things are left unfinished! This is a must-read for all you memory keepers out there!

This book was a gift from a friend at work! Thank you! Thank you!

A Must See Movie

Last weekend Michael and I saw the movie "Fireproof"! This is a must see movie. It is such a romantic movie! It's the feel good movie of the year. Ok...So that acting isn't incredible, the subject matter and HEART behind the movie more than makes up for it! Ladies, bring tissues with you! I can't wait until it comes out on DVD.