Bad things come in 3's??

Today they did!
So today I walked my 3 miles for training. I decided to do a different route that was more on sidewalks and through the neighborhood. It’s pretty much a 1.5 mi loop on either side of our house. So we head out, and do our thing. I’m about 3/4 mi in when my cell phone rings. Apparently my ipod managed to unlock my cell phone in my sweatshirt pocketand call 911, and when emergency services couldn’t get me on the phone, they hung up and called back. Awesome, now I feel like an asshole. So I hold the phone the rest of the way, despite how uncomfortable that actually is. (note to self, buy a small bag or fanny pack despite how unfashionable said things are.)

As we head back, I get a text message. We’re near a playground, but on the other side of the street, plus a lady wtih a huge english bulldog was walking towards us, so I put Tiger in a sit (which she did oh so nicely). No biggie right? I answer the text, look up, and see a small child waddling across the street towards. OMG! AND to top it off, there’s a car coming way to fast down the road. Holy f@$*. Luckily the mom was already making her way over to the little boy, who was staring at Tiger saying "woofie", and the car slowed down. So that car passes, and I’m like hey little guy why don’t you come over here, while trying to restrain Tiger from jumping at him to gives him kisses (she's not so good wtih small children, or children at all for that matter until they hit 11 or 12) OY.

Ok fine. So we get back to the main road we live off of, and I see a bunch of dogs in neighboring yards running along the fences playing. Ok cool. I’ll let Tiger get a few sniffs in, see what’s up, but then we’re on our way. The big fluffy dog (looked like a collie maybe? it was far away) goes up the deck and back inside. So there’s a little fluffy dog running back and forth along the fence. It was barking, but it was small and moving quickly, so I couldn't really get a good look at it. It finds a spot where the wood planks are more separated, and then tries to eat Tiger’s face off. Awesome.

THANKFULLY we made it back to our house, and then on the other 1.5mi loop without any incidents. I was really close to just giving up for the day though, lol.

Oh and I finally figured out why the heck my pedometers weren't working right. Apparently my hips don't move enough, so I have to place it on the outside of my hip. On the side, not in front. Good to know, now that I have 2 since I thought the first one was broken.

Also, anyone have good ideas for protein snacks? That'd be great.

In other news, my scrap-mojo disappeared, but seems to be coming back in spurts. Here are a few LO's to prove it :o)
I love this one. This will always be one of my favorites pictures of my Tigah-now.

This one I'm totally in love with. It came out just as I was envisioning, which RARELY happens for me.

This one is just too cute. I'm loving Janet Phillips templates and grab bags lately. SO useful!! These are 2 of my favorite shots of the monkeys at the Naples Zoo.

This one, is using KimB's latest kit, Unda Da Sea, which is SO friggen FUN! It's a summary of our engagement vacation. I might just print that one and frame it :o)

And one last one. This one was for today's blog post over on the Hawt Mama Team Blog. Alane made a super fun template, and I had "Nicole's Graham" from Traci's "Those We Love: Just the Boys" that I hadn't fully used yet. So I dug out some of the scanned photos and found these 2 of my little brother practicing his golf swing in the front yard. I'm guessing he's 6, but I'm sure when my mom reads this, she'll confirm or correct said statement. :o)

Ok enough visual goodness. Not too much else to report. Easter weekend was good. Jordan's family came down (next year we're just going to have eeeeeeeeveryone come down here for Easter, except ppl will HAVE to get hotel rooms, lol) and I did some shopping/quality time wtih his mom and little sister. Plans are in the works for everyone to come to NY sometime this summer (hopefully June) to do some wedding dress and bridesmaid dress shopping. Tiger is randomly limping, but continues to play like a goofball and run around and go on walks with me, so I'm trying not to stress about it too much. Tomorrow I'm performing an experiment at work. And by experiment, I mean I'm going to wear a pedometer while we go out on inspections, just for kicks to see how far we actually walk (last time it had to have been at least 3miles, possibly more). Thank goodness it's supposed to be almost 60! Going out on inspections will actually be nice for a while, until it gets to be May when the humidity and 90 degree heat sets in, lol.

In other news, Jordan has completely given up on fighting with me over the dining room chairs, and the purchase of a DSLR. I SO win. I'll be going to Ikea this weekend to buy some chairs so that next time we have people over, they won't have to sit on the floor to eat at the coffe table. I'm still going to wait a few weeks on the DSLR, because it makes sense to wait until I can try out hte Canon Rebel XSi (step up from the XTi). Then I'll have seen all my options and can make a good decision. Whether I end up with the Nikon or not doesn't matter. I just don't want to buy the Nikon now, and then try the XSi in a few weeks and like it better.
Oh and I bought a laptop today! Jordan said I should just get it since I want one (want, not need). I think he's tired of me being on his desktop all the time. :oP

I think, that that is all for tonight. I've got a LO to finish for Mikkel, and then I'm going to go lay down and watch some tv. OH! And congratulations to Mikkel, who got engaged on her Disney Cruise last week!!! WEEEEEEEE!!! Another person to talk weddings with! LOL!

Ok, enough! Good night!! :oD


There's no turning back now....


It's official. My friend Charlotte and I are signed up for the Breast Cancer 3Day walk on October 3/4/5 this fall. According to the handy dandy countdown on my personal page, that's just 204 days away. I've got that much time to raise at least $2,200. I'm really hoping I can raise more though! Last year my mom raised $4,500!!

I definitely need to go buy new sneakers to start training in. And I'll want to pick up some 3Day gear. And of course I need to start sending out fundraising letters and emails. I'm hoping that Century will make a donation. I know my family will. I'll be asking everyone to split their donations between me and Charlotte. She's really stressing about having to raise so much money, and I want to help her out as much as I can. It all goes towards the same awesome cause anyway! We started our own team, and several of our friends are going to be crew members for us. We are team Shiver Me Boobies (what? We like pirates!) and we pledge to raise a total of $5,000!! Whoohoo!!

I'm so glad that the weather is warming up! I've been taking Tiger out on little jogging/walking trips. She just loves to be outside, so it's perfect. She keeps me company, and I get the exercise I so desperately need. She'll get even more exercise now that I'm doing this walk!

In other news, my designers have been working over time putting together some really awesome kits!!
Here's a LO I did for my friend Priscilla. She's having her second child soon and feels very guilty that her firsts baby book isn't done yet. So she enlisted the help of some of us to scrap the pics for her. Lucky for her, Julie is putting out 2 glorious kits tomorrow at SSD that were a perfect fit!!

And Traci has an AWESOME collab kit with Dani Mogstad hitting the shelves tomorrow too.

If you were over at Kim's blog today, you saw her awesome kit that should hit the DSO shelves sometime this weekend. I've got a LO 3/4 of the way done with it, it's awesome. I'll probably post the LO next week, but I'll get it to Kim and she'll put it up. :o)

Well, I'm hoping to go home soon and start a wonderfully productive weekend. I hope you all have a great weekend and I'll see you soon!


Fantastic Friday!

Did this week go by super quickly for anyone else? Of course, the whole MONTH that I haven't blogged went by pretty quickly, lol. I kept meaning to post, and then work was super busy, and I don't blog at home usually, etc etc, excuses excuses. I know.

So you know who has the best professional use grab bags on the block right? Of course you do! KimB! Her latest is over at DSO RIGHT NOW, but it's only up until saturday (sunday if you're really lucky) and then all 5 products go into stores regularly priced. At $8 it's a STEAL! So go snag it!

Kim's been giving you sneak peaks all week, so at this point it's not much of a surprise, lol! But I decided to cook up something fun and make a mini kit for all you KimB faithful out there! Everything was created using her grab bag stuff (and a few older professional use things here and there) AND it coordinates with her march color challenge palette! So you can add this one to the huge list of kits you can scoop up this month when you play along over at DSO!

Here ya go! I hope you enjoy it!

In other news, TOOT TOOT!! I was asked to be on Julie Billingsley's (a brand new designer over @ SSD, she was a Sugar Babe first!) Creative Team!! I'm so excited, she has really amazing talent and I'm so excited to showcase her stuff!

I've got a SUPER cute project in the works for this weekend for Traci's Team Blog on monday. Really simple, but hopefully really useful too! She's released some really awesome kits this year, I so look forward to seeing what else she's got under her sleeves! And have you checked out the Hawt Mama Blog?? The girls come up with some really awesome challenges! Definitely gets the scrappin mojo flowin!

In other wonderful news, my good friend Krissie has ventured into the wonderful world of crafting, and gotten totally obsessed as well! She's opened up a jewelry shop over on Etsy, and it's damn good stuff, if I do say so myself! LOL! Look at this amazing neckalce and earring set she made me! For only $25! It's another STEAL I tell you!

Click on the picture to go to the sold item page and see more pictures of my set. Hopefully I snap some pics of myself wearing them and can show them off that way too. It's a really stunning set, I've worn it several times already and always get compliments on it. If you like what you see, send her a message on Etsy (or leave me a comment and I'll get you in touch with her). She will work with you to create a custom piece, or alter a current piece. Anything you like! She's eager to please and she just LOVES what she's doing. So please, go check her out, I'd really appreciate it!

Aside from being super busy at work, and scrapping all the time, and sewing pillow cases and window curtains, and working on baby books for baby shower presents for friends, there's nothing much new going on over here :oP But since I've been busy, I'll leave you all with a few LO's (as always, click to see the credits!).

This I made using Kim's kit from last month, Storybook Romance. SO pretty, I just love it. The pictures are or and from JEssica and David's wedding that we went to down in Disney.

This one I made for one of the challenges for The Amazing Digi-Scrap Race (ADSR). I'm racing with my friend and co-CT member Jenny, who lives out in Colorado. Check out our blinkie over on the side there! I used one of Traci's latest kits, "Paging Miss Bettie". SO friggen awesome. It was an instant favorite.

This one I love. Mikkel Paige (who I am CT-ing for this month as well) has the greatest neutrals paperpack EVER. I find myself going for it all the time. Plus, we finally heard from a friend who is over in Afghanistan. So the timing was kind of sentimental and special. The red, black, and white combo just SCREAMS, NYC to me. :o)

And one last one, cuz it's just too dang cute. From all those 878 pictures I had scanned by Scanmyphotos.com (review post coming soon, 2 thumbs WAY up!!), and Dani Mogstad put out the CUTEST Easter kit ever, Bunny Trail. Me, in my easter bonnet, with my Dad. Circa 1984. :o)

I think that's all for now. Hopefully it won't take me another month to update this thing! LOL! Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend everyone! I hope it warms up soon, I'm so tired of this winter weather nonsense! I want 40's and 50's and SPRING dangit!!