Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Latest Crochet Project

This is the latest crochet project that I have been working on. This is different then any other baby blanket I've done. I think it turned out really nice. And of course I had to make a matching hat.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

My Cricut has arrived!!

I received my Cricut in the mail yesterday, and was anxious to get it home and play with it. It is very easy to operate, and it can do a lot. I'm still learning what all it can do. I have figured out the basics. Here are some pictures of what I did last night. On the scrapbook page, the Cricut was used to do the letters "Girls Weekend" and the two small pink flowers. On the bottom two pictures, the Cricut was used for the letter "J".


I saw this on a friends blog and thought it was neat.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My New Craft Room

Since we bought our house, 3 years ago, Andrew has had his own "Drum Room" and we have had a Guest Bedroom / storage room. This weekend I decided it was time for me to have my own room; A Craft Room. So Andrew and I took down the bed in the guest room and got rid of it. Last night I spent several hours sorting through boxes and closets trying to get rid of some stuff. I have several boxes ready to be donated, and a huge pile of stuff to be thrown away. Why do we keep stuff for years and years. My recycle bin is completely full of old magazines. My plan is to get all of the "junk" cleaned out, so I can set up all my craft stuff. There is a built in corner desk in the room, so that comes in handy. I also bought a 4 ft. table to put in there. I have several storage containers and drawers to keep my crafting items in. I will post pictures when I am done. Now, I can actually have a dining room table again. For the last 6-8 months, my dining room table has been taken over by Scrapbooking and Stamping. Hopefully I can get this all done by the end of the week.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Dinner with Family

Last night, my sister Kelly invited me over for dinner. She is a great cook (she gets that from our mom). She made some chicken/noodle/vegetable thing, which was very good. She even made home made rolls and peach cobbler for dessert!! I was very impressed. After dinner, Clara and Lindy showed me their new Bunny, Sally. They also showed me their new bunk beds. Clara filled me in on what she does all day in Kindergarden, and Lindy told me what her and Mommy do all day while Clara is at school. I had a great time hanging out with them and I am so greatful to have family living so close that we get to hang out like that. Thank you Kelly for a great night! I Love you and your Family so much.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Five!

My week has been pretty boring, but I have had some nice moments during the week. In fact, I've probably had at least Five!
1. Winning my new Cricut on ebay! I got a great deal!!
2. Finally completing my Mexico Scrapbook.
3. Getting together with my neighbor to scrapbook.
4. Going to Spartanburg to meet Becky and Leilani for lunch & some shopping.
5. My dogs have let me sleep through the night 4 out of 5 nights!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Michael's Coupon, Good thru 8/30

I saw this on another blog, and thought I would pass along the savings to all of my friends.

Here's a Michael's Coupon, good for 40% of your ENTIRE purchase and it's good thru 8/30. (It was actually meant to be good for one item, but they made a mistake. From what I’ve read, they have been honoring them because it was their mistake.) Click on the picture and then print. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My New Toy

I have been wanting one of these for a long time and I decided to get one with My birthday money. I bougt it last night on-line so I hope it gets here by this weekend so I can play with it. It does some really neat things. I will post more about it, after I get to play with it a little.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Monday Blues...

Well, another weekend has come and gone, and it is Monday again. Monday is my least favorite day. Back to work, back to getting up early, back to going to bed early.

Friday, August 15, 2008

My New Hair Cut

I got a hair cut and high lights today. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bad Dining Experience!

Tuesday night, I went to Spartanburg with my parents and had an interesting experience at a restaurant. We decided to go try out this new Italian Restaurant that my dad heard people talking about on the radio. It is in a strip mall, and from the outside, it looks very casual. But when you go it, all of the waitresses are in white button down shirts with a tie. We get seated and the hostess takes our drink order and tells us that our server will be with us shortly. Well, the hostess returns with our drinks and says she will be right back with some bread, and that our server should come to take our order. Well, 15 minutes later, we have no bread and our server has yet to show up at our table. Finally, she comes over and tries to make a joke about being so busy, and that they don't have enough servers. I don't care! Don't give me excuses as to why you can't do your job. We place our order and wait another 5-10 minutes to get our bread. Then after about 10-15 more minutes we ask about the salad and she had forgotten to put in the order for a salad. Finally the salad makes it to the table and we eat that. Then we wait again. We do finally get our pizza and it was delicious. My dad said it was the closest thing to a New York Style pizza that he has ever had in SC. People give excuses about it being a new restaurant, and they are still figuring things out. That is the worst excuse ever. If I were opening a restaurant, I would want the staff to be at its best at the beginning. How are you supposed to keep customers if you treat them all like this. It's like our waitress has never gone out to dinner before, and she had no idea what she was supposed to be doing. So, that's my vent for the day.

Monday, August 11, 2008

What a great weekend!

I had such a wonderful Birthday weekend. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family. Here are some pictures from our trip to A Day in the Country.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Today is my birthday, but I started celebrating yesterday. We had a wonderful time in Hendersonville yesterday. I will be posting pictures from this weekend some time this week. Andrew let me go pick out my Birthday present last night. He took me to Coach!! All I can say is, I'm in love with my new purse. Tonight we are headed to Charlotte for dinner. I'm really excited about that. Thank you everyone for making my birthday so special. I love you all!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Friday Five! & Two more Days!

Five Great things that will happen this weekend!
1. My Birthday
2. Going to Hendersonville with the girls
3. Getting a pedicure
4. Spending all day Sunday with Andrew
5. Eating lots of good food at Maggiano's

Oh Yeah, only 2 more days!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

3 Days Until My Birthday & The Olympics start tomorrow!

Well, the countdown continues. Only 3 more days until my birthday!
I am really excited about the Olympics. I was looking at the different events that they have and they have some pretty obscure ones. Did you know that they have trampoline and Ping Pong? Who would of thought you could get a gold metal in Badminton. I really hope they televise these obscure events too.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

4 More Days & A Day in the Country!

4 More Days until My Birthday!!
On Saturday, My Mom, sisters, MIL, and Sister-in-law are all going to Hendersonville, NC for a girls day out. We will be going to A Day In The Country. It is a great shop that I have been wanting to go back to since the last time I was there. I asked Andrew to take me for my birthday but he said that I wouldn't enjoy myself if he went. I thought about it and figured he was right. So we are taking a girls trip. I am really looking forward to going.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

5 Days Until My Birthday and look at this!!!

That's right, only 5 more days!! So, have you decided what you are getting me yet??

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Just Kidding!

Onto other things...

This is what my back yard looks like after Saturday's storm. My neighbor's back yard looks about the same. This is two different trees and some branches. I'm glad I have Andrew to clean all this up. I'm not sure how excited he is to be cleaning it up though. I'm just glad that this is at the back of my yard and not near the house.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Countdown to my Birthday!

August 10th is a very important day for me. It's my Birthday!! So, in honor of this Most Important Holiday. I will be counting down the days.

6 More Days Till My Birthday!!

Some say that I am too old to make such a big deal out of a birthday, but this is the one day a year that it is all about me!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Friday Five!

Time for Favorites!
What is your: Favorite Food, Favorite Smell, Favorite Sound, Favorite Time of year, and Favorite Holiday?
1. Pizza
2. Fresh Baked Cookies
3. The waves on the beach
4. Summer
5. Christmas

Leave me a comment, and let me know what your favorites are.

Have a great weekend everybody!