Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Thank You Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to my Blog, and the New Year’s Thank You Card Blog Hop! If you've come from visiting Corri @ Bug Lover Cards, you're in the right place.

At first, I was quite nervous to display one of my simple cards. I am truly at the beginning to learn how to make cards. When Jennifer asked me to join in the fun, I just couldn't pass it up. I had so much with the last one and I didn't even submit a card! Without any further waiting, here are two of the same image but different color schemes! Enjoy!

Also, to make it even more fun, I am including some yummy blog candy. Here is all you have to do. Leave me a comment (and where I can contact you) AND become a FOLLOWER of my blog!!! See simple right ladies! Do both things and you will be entered! The yummy blog candy will be a 9 X 12 envie stuffed to the seams with some scrap booking items, some fun items, some yummy items, etc!!

Next stop on the New Year's Thank You Blog Hop is

If you were just looking at my blog and want to play along with our blog hopping fun, you can go to the beginning at Crafty Card Gallery. This blog hop is intended to help you get ideas for Thank You Cards. I know I have a ton to make, and appreciate ideas when I get them. There will be opportunities to win some blog candy or get ideas to help you with your New Year’s Resolutions! So sit back, and enjoy the hop! I know I can't wait to see all the fab cards! Thanks again Jennifer for hosting this Blog Hop!
Much Love,

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hoping everyone were with their loved ones on Thanksgiving! Jim and I had a super great time with my mom and dad and mom's friend, Betty! Great food and great conversation. And then we played a couple board games and really got our laugh on.
It was a great day, and Jim and I are truly blessed to have so much to be thankful for.

Much Love,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Book Review: A Year with God

A Year with God is a book that can be used as a daily devotional or as a devotional as needed. Even if one doesn't pick up the Bible daily, I highly suggest reading one devotional a day from this well written book.

The great thing is that the book numbers the days (ex. day 1, day2, so on) rather than dating them (ex. Jan 1, 2010). It allows the reader to start at any calendar date. Another good aspect to this book, is it's content pages. Say for example, the reader, needed to find something on fear, all you would have to do is look it up and go directly to that devotional.

Therefore, I highly suggest this book for the reader who either wants to tackle it as a daily devotional or the reader who needs to focus on a particular devotional.

Much Love,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Treats in the mail...

Here is what came in today from Oh! Happy day, I love getting things from frugalities, first the way they wrap everything together! It is just super fun to open!
Here are the items:

Letters to Mod Podge and embellish! Yeah!

Every girl needs a good pair of tweezers for that 'delicate' job in embellishing!

Flower...and more flowers!

A new product for vintage images. Good for my alter art projects!

Another new product for transparencies. I can't wait to try this out on some pages or alter art.

A fun pad of Halloween paper, which I am now using to make a guest book for a friend's Halloween party.

Paper with crowns on it...are you kidding me?! What gal doesn't need this!

And all this was 'free' items that Frugalities just throw in to finish off the packaging process! I love it! Free stuff!

And wait I received one more package!

I received this once I joined Cricut Circle, and elite Cricut group. So, we recieved new cartridge and a special trinket! In this case a braclet for me!

I love this group, we have challenges to try and win BIG prizes and have access to exclusive deals from Provo Craft. I love this group!
Well friends, enjoy the eye candy! And hope to have a few projects photographed to display here soon!
Much Love,

Monday, September 13, 2010

Afghanistan or Bust...

This post will be filled with mixed emotions! I have a very good friend named Cameron, who is going to be leaving at o'dark thirty on a military cargo plane headed to a hostile placed called...Afghanistan. He is with the 101st Airborne Division...he is a medic! Probably the most dangerous job in the Army, well as of right now, since snipers are trying to pick them off one by one.

I will pray every day till he is home safely, I will pray that he does his job well, I will pray for his family, I will pray that what he sees over there doesn't change his beautiful heart.

He chose to serve this great country of ours and he will do it with great honor and pride. We are very proud of Cam, and wish him the best, it's not good bye my dear's till next time!

Much Love,

Saturday, September 4, 2010

August - Mystery Trip

Adrien's month and she planned a fun, easy day! It first started out with an early dinner at a great place...Capital Dawg! It's all about hot dogs folks! You name it they got it! Great food and great customer service and great prices! And since Adrien doesn't like beef they have turkey or veggie dogs too! That you can have in ANY order!

I had this yummy hot dog...the Governor Dawg! Heck ya! If your going to do it do it big!

I have been living in Sacramento for over 20 years and NEVER knew this place existed! For all my local blog followers and those who are coming to visit! Gotta make this a stop on your list of things to see and eat at!

We were a bit early for our 'event' (I will get back to that soon...) so we decided to go in and have an ice tea and relax before we got into our event! This is a wonderful place in a very historic part of Sacramento, in it's hay day it was quite the cat's meow, the area that is. But over the years the area fell into disarray and lots of crime and gang activity turned it into a nightmare in Sacramento. Things are on the mend and changing quite a bit in this place...Oak Park! This coffee/bakery shoppe is a fabulous turn about for that community. It was beautiful inside. I highly suggest you take in a lunch and iced coffee here! Fantastic customer service!

And NOW for the best part! The Fundraising Event to collect money for the animal shelters in Sacramento county for the FOOD for these animals! Cats, dogs, rabbits, horses you name it they support it! It was a great evening with Lee Perkins as host (Radio celebrity for V101.1), and fun raffle prizes which we won a great one (well actually Adrien won, but since I was there with her I win by to L Wine! So we might have to do a movie day and take in a cocktail afterwards! You know...a girlie day! We love those type of days! Don't we Adrien?!

Truly a great night with my Best Friend Adrien! She opened my eyes to a new facet to our mystery trips...fundraisers! I love the idea of helping our community out and we have some great causes out in Sacramento and surrounding areas! I loved the simpleness of this Mystery Trip and loved it even more the way my heart felt after the 'event' knowing I helped out at a great organization! Till our next Mystery Trip!
Much Love,

Sunday, July 25, 2010

July Mystery Trip - 2010

Blogging world is the latest Mystery Trip for Adrien and I. It was my month, and believe me, July I had alot of things to choose from. My mom gave me this idea, due to her taking my dad there from a prompting from the Sacramento Bee. Not only did we get to see the whole Aerospace Museum of California but also our tickets got us in to see the Star Trek Exhibit!!!! Hit the highlighted link to see what I am talking about. Now we couldn't take pics in the Star Trek Exhibit but they had two stations where we paid someone to take our pics...sitting on the Upper Deck of the Enterprise and the Transporter Room. Cute pics! We took in the static displays on the outside first since it would be heating up rather quickly. Here is what we saw!

Some really great static displays! I am just blown away how beautiful this complex is. I had no idea that they had rebuilt the Aerospace Museum of California...I was used to the dirty ol' hangers on McClellan. I am telling you if you live here or come visit! This my friends is must see! The whole complex is stunning, and the volunteers that work there, are beyond knowledgeable, some of them are the same pilots who flew some of those planes. Get yourself and your family over to this wonderful part of California truly was an eye opener!

After we took in this great museum it was off to lunch! I planned it out so we went to a brand new restaurant up in Roseville called: Dave & Buster's, it's the adult version of Chucky Cheese

They have some great specials...called eat & play! So, this was the chicken tacos plate YUMMY! And then we got our gaming on...seriously!

See! Since my best friend looks way cuter than me...I showed her getting her game on!

Then after all that gaming, we need a cold treat! Big Spoon was a perfect ending to a perfect day!

Much Love,