yummy food

Harvest Tortellini – Plump, cheese filled tortellini served with toasted pine nuts, mushrooms, dried cranberries, sweet peppers, spinach and garlic-basil sauce. Yum, yum, yum!! Since we were sans kids last night, we went out to dinner. For any local folks reading, Tuscan Kitchen is really good. REALLY good. Not only good food, but they make a particularly good sangria. I…

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good things

1) still love the thrill of seeing something that I’ve been involved with actually "go live"…like this. 2) a crazy, are-we-really-doing-this type of idea that 2 friends cooked up becoming real (more on that soon) 3) coffee – because no good things list of mine is complete without it! 4) blogging – it’s pretty silly how much I enjoy these…

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memory fades

I can’t even begin to count the number of times that I hear the words "I forgot" in this house. Drives me crazy. We had a huge discussion about this a couple of weeks ago…about the fact that I can’t be everyone’s reminder service. About the fact that there’s a difference between truly forgetting, and not listening in the first…

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party favors

Had a blast at the Cummings’ annual pig roast last night. Good food (courtesy of Rick’s Catering), good music (courtesy of Quadra…can’t find a website for them!)….good fun! And you gotta love the party favors… I’m headed across the lake to Karen’s today to play with PSE2 & talk scrapbooking. Rob is working for a bit this morning (inventory –…

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A vent about poor service…

Seems that I’m a magnet for poor customer service today. Vent #1: I rec’d an order from 2ps.pictures last week. I had ordered the 5x7s w/white borders. When the prints arrived, they had been cut incorrectly, so one side’s border was "normal" and the other side barely had a border. I emailed the company to let them know that the…

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Girl’s Night Out

Grown-ups need playdates, too! I went out with a great group of women last night…a group that Gina introduced me to awhile back. They’re awesome (AND many of them scrapbook!). A big thank you to Tawnya for setting it up :). Good conversation, lots of laughter, yummy food, and margaritas – who could ask for more? PS…the video is for…

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An EVENT for you (gasp!)…

Journaling reads: "A tale of 2 friends at a Scrapbook Convention~ We got lost on the way to the hotel. We went crazy at the Vendor Faire. We had good classes and (one) not-so-good class. We had to beg total strangers for their table at Margaritas. We laughed until we cried. We concocted get-rich-and-quit-our-jobs schemes. We got a few layouts…

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Scrapper’s Angst

There’s always a lot of discussion in the scrapbooking industry about what is "in" – what is the newest technique, the newest product, the hotest scrapbook "celebrity." I’ll admit that I sometimes get caught up in this. One of the discussions that I was pondering last night was this: "events" vs. "moments." I was thumbing through Clean & Simple Scrapbooking…

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allergies suck

Woke up at 4am with a raging allergy attack. Runny nose, runny eyes, sneezing, wheezing…not pretty folks, just not pretty.

Scrapper’s Block

I’m trying to do a layout of Hope & Austin – just some pictures that I took of them in May and had 2ps convert to B&W. I love the paper that I’m using, and I’ve got some cool rubons. And some good ribbon. But, I have…nothing to say. Yep, totally nothing to journal about. "These are pictures of Hope…

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photoshop fun

I’m slowly, but surely, learning some PSE2 tricks… not only did I learn to do the spot color thing…but I also changed the soccer ball to red b/c Austin is wearing red shorts in the other pics – and his shirt has red writing. How cool is that? Hope left for CA today. We’re sad – we’re not used to…

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Surviving 13…or not

I’ll preface this whine by saying that Hope is a great kid. Really. Many parents of teenagers are dealing with big scary problems. We’re just dealing with ordinary, get under your skin stuff. That being said, does anyone want my child? Anyone? Anyone? After the "I forgot what you said about the internet" episode last weekend, one would think that…

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Can you hear me now?

Yep, got the white pen – actually bought 2 of them! Finishing the layout was quick & easy – scanning & stitching the layout was a pain! It has ugly shadows that I can’t seem to get rid of. I think I need to start taking digital pics of layouts instead of scanning them. Anyway, here it is:

In need of a white pen

I sat down and scrapped tonight – it’s cooler in my scrapbook room! I did a quick/simple (relative terms) layout of Hope, Alexis, & Kayla….and now I need a white pen. Seriously. I can’t finish this darn layout without a white pen. Or white rubons. Neither of which I have. I’m terrible about getting to the finishing touches of a…

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the good, the bad, & the ugly

ready for a little weekend report? This could be a long one, so get a beverage. Here goes… The good: 1) breakfast at Libby’s Blue Line Diner on Sunday- belgian waffle w/maple syrup, sausage, and orange juice. Yum. 2) home improvement Saturday @ Jim & Angie’s- learned how to strip paint off wood. A task that requires patience, a strong…

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simply Saturday

Ah, the weekend. It’s 9am and the kids are still sleeping. What is it about sleeping on the couch that Austin loves so much? I came downstairs this am to find him snuggled into the corner of the couch in the family room. He’s been there all night. Not only is his bed more comfortable than the couch, but he…

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a happy tune

It’s morningI wake upThe taste of summer sweetness on my mindIt’s a clear dayIn this cityLet’s go dance under the street lightsAll the people in this worldLet’s come togetherMore than everI can feel itCan you feel it       by  Rob Thomas – Streetcorner Symphony A big THANK YOU for your kind (and funny) words yesterday. I needed that. Have…

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learning curve

Rec’d my CD-only, bargain priced Photoshop Elements 2.0 yesterday – wowza. Holy learning curve batman! I think I’ll be stopping by Barnes & Noble’s used book section on my way home today for a "Photoshop for Dummies" book. I’m feeling needy today, so post a comment, would ya? 🙂 Ever have days like that? When you just need someone to…

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