Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I want to see this. I wish it was playing right now. Found it while you-tubing Natasha Bedingfield's song Strip Me, which is the theme song for the movie. This is the mood I'm in and I really want to see this!

Also, check out the Paislee Press blog, she's one of my new favorite designers and I love seeing the layouts her CT does with her kits, she's hosting a giveaway for her newest kit, but hurry as she's picking the winner tomorrow!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bah. I've been feeling a little off lately. I don't know what I'm lacking but sometimes I feel like something is missing. Wonderful husband, check. Two smart, fun, energetic kids, check. A home of our home, pets, a well paying job, check check and double check. I don't know what it is that I'm feeling but I suppose some days I feel dissatisfied. I feel like I'm searching for something but don't know what. Such a strange feeling. Chase starts kindergarten this Thursday, and that is something that is totally weird too. My baby is going to school! Rayna will still go to the dayhome on her own on the two days Chase will be going to school. I have to pack him a lunch! And for the first time ever had to go buy school supplies. Rayna is turning two in a couple weeks as well, so I have a little party to plan. She has recently discovered and fallen totally in love with Dora, so I think her party theme has been chosen and I didn't have to do it! Work has been going ok, Rhonda, the lady that trained me and has worked with me closely for the last 6 months just quit, her last day was Friday, her family is being relocated to the States for work. I'll miss her a lot as she was a tonne of fun to work with and kept things flowing. I'm feeling a little like I'm all on my own there as I don't really have a supervisor to go to when I have questions, so while I have a lot of freedom it gets wearing sometimes too, only relying on myself to do things properly and take responsibility. Tomorrow night my hubby and I are taking a night to go out for dinner and a movie, and I think I could really use it. I want to reconnect with him too, and I guess maybe that's what I've been feeling lately, is disconnected. I'm going through the motions but am not feeling anything about any of it. What's wrong with me???! Bah. Here is a little song by Natasha Bedingfield that sounds like how I feel lately:
Anyhoo, here are the new kits for this week, first up is Sara's kit Night Garden, I love this kit and think it's one of her best to date:

Here is my first layout, I used a template from Biograffiti, and love the simple clean style of these templates.This one was a little more clustered, I wanted to use everything in the kit!! Template by Crystal Livesay.And Mel has this coffee themed kit out this week called Good Morning:This template is again by Biograffiti, I just love the whole set! And anyone that knows me knows how much I love my Tim Hortons coffee, so this kit was made for me! I know this is a Canadian thing, but all you Americans don't know what you're missing! LOLThat's it for this week. I'm really looking forward to our dinner and a movie tomorrow night, we're going to The Keg for dinner (we have a gift card) and probably to The Expendables. I'd really rather see Vampires Suck, but Blair doesn't want to go see it :(

Here is a little preview clip of The Expendables if you haven't heard of it:

Have a good week everyone ♥

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I know you guys have all seen the commercials about Salty, the Lipton Sidekicks mascot dude? Well there was a promotion (I think it was in Canada only but I'm not sure) for people to be able to get the actual "Salty" and Pepper shakers. I missed it of course, and by the time I heard about it and made it to the website, they were all sold out. SO I checked on trusty old ebay and lo and behold there were several for sale, so I paid more than they are worth to get them, but they arrived yesterday!! They are so cute, and I know they'll make me smile every time I use them. Every single time. Which makes them worth every penny. Here's a layout I did for Vicki's latest challenge using papers from Citrus Brights, Funky Retro and Friendship For Kim, Leaves from Color My World and Fllutterby Flowers (all by AWP Designs by Vicki of course!). I used a brush from Biograffiti for the border. It's kind of a scraplift of a layout I did using a template by Biograffiti.Aren't they the cutest things ever? A special thanks as well to the tomatoes from my garden for posing in the photo with Salty and Pepper. And just in case you haven't seen the videos, I'll leave you with this little bit of goodness to make you smile!!! Here's Salty in action:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I've got two new kits for you! Vicki and Mel both released new kits, here is Vicki's new kit called Stars for Sara, I just love the colors in this one, so rich!My layout, template by Sara Gleason:And Mel's oh so cute kit, Mermaids, all those cute elements made it hard not to use them all! Love the King Triton!And here is my layout, template freebie from the Hawt Mama's blog:

That's it for tonight! TTYL :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Wow, I totally forgot to blog Mel's new kit for last week, and here she is already with another one!! Just a quick post tonight to show you Melly's two newest kits, which are both fantastic, the first is called Silly Old Bear:
My layout, template from Simple Scrapper:And the second is called The Simple Life:My layout, template from the Hawt Mama's blog:I don't know if that link is the right freebie link, but there are templates there up for grabs! That's it for now, I hear my pillow abd blankets calling sweet nothings to me!! TTYL :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Just for fun

This is now, right at this moment, my all time favorite song. But only for the moment, I'll play it over and over again on the way to work every morning for the next few weeks until I get a little tired of it, it'll drop into the music list a little lower on the menu, and a new fun song will take it's place, but until then, right now, in this moment, it's my fave. It's Flo Rida, a song from the new Step Up 3D movie, check it out (and if you want to dance a little, it's ok, go ahead, I won't tell anyone!)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Our new kitty

Well, we recently got a new kitty. I hadn't planned on getting one. I really didn't. Chase has a little girl friend (she's the daughter of a friend of mine that I went to school with) and he went for a sleep over at Paige's house. Lo and behold, their cat had just had kittens a few weeks prior. Five little mewling cute little balls of fur came purring and snuggling and tumbling over. I thought about getting one. After all, Bud has been gone over a year now. I didn't know if we were ready or not. If I was ready or not. If my house was ready or not. Did I want to scoop a litter box again, and try to keep the cat from climbing the curtains, clawing the stairs, and eating my plants? (Something Bud used to do quite regularly, usually right before he barfed it all up-always on the carpet, never on the lino!). And so I had a moment of weakness, and said yes, we would take one home in a few weeks. A few weeks went by, and it was time to pick up the kitty. I had chosen one that was a girl. She was very pretty, dark brown tips on her ears, nose, feet and tail. I went and picked her up, brought her home, and the kids were enthralled with her for the whole weekend. Chase slept with her on the couch most of Saturday, and Rayna just loved picking her up and packing her around. We named her Beans, as she's the color of coffee and cream, and I love coffee! Then on Sunday, Beans was laying on the couch beside me, butt pointed at me, and I kind of thought she looked a little like a he. Turns out our sweet little girl kitten was actually a sweet little boy kitten. My friend asked me if I wanted to switch him out with another one the same coloring, but we're attached already, he really is the sweetest kitten, is awesome with the kids, tolerates them and all their abuses. He loves to play with our dog Keiko, and I was a little worried about that. I've busted him clawing the stairs, so I've had to re-direct him to his climbing house/scratching post. I also busted him climbing my curtains once or twice as well. I realized though, that as with Bud, even with all the bad behaviour, it's worth it. I've so missed having a cat around the house. So of course, I had to do a scrapbook layout about him, and Vicki is having a challenge, so here is the layout I did of our new kitty Beans, he was having a snooze on top of his climbing house, which I thought was pretty quirky and cute: I used a template by Fizzy Pop Designs and Vicki's kit Pompey Blues which is in the store for only $1.00!
If you're interested in entering the challenge, please check out this blog post, and get registered. The first challenge is already closed, but I'm sure you could start playing in challenge two! Have fun if you enter, can't wait to see your layouts! Have a great week :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Vampires Suck

I don't know if any of you have seen the preview for this Twilight spoof, but if you haven't, here it is; I'm such a Twilight fan (as I'm sure you know by now!) but I think this looks absolutely hilarious, and I can't wait to see it! For the full screen version on you tube, click HERE. I don't know why Blogger cuts it off all the time! Augh. **Edited to add, I figured it out, and I FIXED IT!! Take that Blogger!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

As usual, I'm short on time, I'm so exhausted tonight, I'm so glad tomorrow is Friday! Gonna do my quick post and then go to bed! So here are the new kits out for this week, and first of all Melly is back with a couple new kits that are awesome! Check these out, this one is called Savannah's Favorite Things:
My layout, freebie template by Steffi:Mel's second new kit is called Mother Earth, her mojo is back and better than ever!My layout, Rayna helping dig potatoes, so cute! Template by Kelley Mickus.And last of all but definitely not least, the August collab kit, I just love this one, it's gorgeous! I love all the teal and orange together, this one is called Fairytale Summer:Here is my layout, my soother baby, we sooo need to ditch that pretty soon! Template by Sara Gleason.That's it, have a good week everyone!

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!