Saturday, January 31, 2009

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Amazing Chocolatier


I have long said that these sunglasses make me feel like the Johnny Depp version of Willy Wonka...the kids keep disagreeing with me. As i was driving down the road the other day sporting my recently re-dyed blue hair and my fab hat...i thought "I look like Willy Wonka" and so i snapped this pic. Turns out ...i do look a lot like Willy Wonka, though i won't claim to look like Johnny at all.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

16 things


I have seen a lot of these around...so i figured i would jump on the 16 things bandwagon! Here you have it...16 things that are going on or true right now!
  1. My DD has been sick off and on since January 5. Can't get her well. Pray for her, we are all worn our and crazy at this point and momma, that's me, is about to ring some Dr.'s neck if she doesn't get better soon!
  2. I am so excited to be going away with my girlfriends for a weekend away in the Smokey Mountains next month. I have been working on things for that weekend and we have FINALLY set a date!
  3. VD is coming up and i have no idea what to get or do for my DH. He is the most amazing man in the world and a box of chocolate just doesn't express that very well. ideas anyone?
  4. i am going FINALLY today to get my hair re dyed! yippee! the lovely blue has faded out to a weird combo of teal, a silverish blue and i have even found a few purple places in there. I have a good half inch or more of roots and well...its way past time to get it done. I am WAY happy about this.
  5. my house is a wreck and i just cannot get motivated to clean it up. Seriously this is so not like me. I won't say i am a clean freak, but it is typically picked up...there are piles of things everywhere! (the worst part, my mom is coming to watch DD so i can get my hair done...frantically trying to straighten a bit before she arrives!)
  6. I am trying to make better choices about my eating. I am taking a class that deals with my specific eating disorder, there i said it out loud, emotional eating. I have managed to lose three pounds..check out my tracker top right..without even trying. Just being smarter.
  7. Our winter weather is crazy. last week we were in the teens, today we are almost at 70...no wonder i have a sinus headache!
  8. i found these photo calenders at Michael's in the $1 section. just 5x7 calenders with a place for a photo each month. i got one for each of my kids, and i am writing down what they do each day in them and i will add a photo from each month throughout the year and then save them in "their box" o'stuff so they will know what their life was like in 2009. I have one from 2005 (i think) already in their boxes....its fun to go back and look!
  9. I have a thing for shoes and feet. Not like i am attracted to feet...just taking pictures of them. Yet i don't think i Ever took photos of either of my kids' baby feet...what's up with that? I've been shooting my feet almost everyday...not sure why. Just seemed fun!
  10. I am trying desperately to plan with my BFF a 10 yr anniversary trip for me and hub and her and her-hub...and i am finding out travel agents are not the brightest stars in the sky. I don't want to book myself because i am afraid of getting to some foreign country and realizing that the hotel....stinks!
  11. I am also realizing in small ways that all the therapy i have gone through in 2008 is actually starting to pay off. I realize in little tiny ways that i am in fact putting to use some of the things that i learned and some of the things i have known all along.
  12. I am so behind in my scrapbooking that i actually have random panic attacks about it when i think i have lost or am missing something.
  13. I am super excited about my 28 days of love that is coming up in Feb. I hope i manage to do it and don't loose sight half way through.
  14. If i wait too long to eat...i get really crabby, will eat anything in sight and cram food down my throat as if i may never eat again.
  15. I have decided that 16 may be too many things for me to come up with. What does that say about me?
  16. last one....i need to go clean the bathrooms...this is true most all the time!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

critter attack!

well, i've been sewing and these little cuties popped out of the machine the other day. two little critters for my two little critters. They, of course, helped design them with a little help from a McCall's pattern.
I have to say they ended up being larger than i had expected, but they are so cute! I want to make a whole menagerie of them...but i don't know what i would do with them then!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

free class update!

Just wanted to let you know that the next prompt is up for the Free scrapbooking class i talked about in the post below! it is so much fun!
go check it out!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

free online class!


check it out here! It is a free mini class by Shimelle and it is so worth it! She does such GREAT things...and this is FREE FREE FREE!!!!
How can you loose? you can't...so get on over there and see what all the fuss is about...trust me, you won't be sorry!
In fact, you may even thank me for it!
always
cyndi

Is this my child?

OK, so my kids got some money for Christmas. This is two of the things my DS HAD TO HAVE! seriously? he's 7! He knew who they were....what they've composed, and which one is which! they come with a link for a printable paper model of a piano...of course we will be making those for him as soon as we have some ink for our printer! He loves them! They ride in the car with us, they fight with each other about who is the best composer...he even argues with his 4 yr old sister that they are composers not conductors! Seriously. How is this child mine?

I think it's awesome though!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Girls Weekend!


so i have been kicking it around here lately...here's another hint about the girls weekend stuff i am working on. i have also been working on getting my book ready for the 28 days of love in february! Hope you are having a good week!

Saturday, January 10, 2009


so this is my very first attempt at digital scrapbooking. i got this template from a link on Shimelle's blog and had to have my DH decode it...so i could figure out how it works. so i just messed around with some pics i had taken of my blue hair. I think it deserves commemoration don't you? I think you could do all kinds of really cool things with this template...i like the idea of it all being one theme. In fact, i have contemplated doing it all with one photograph and seeing how i can make it all look different by the way i place it in the "boxes". Anyway..wanted to share with you because i am so stinkin' excited to be able to try this out!
always
cyndi

Thursday, January 8, 2009

surprises


Last year i was so excited about what i was making for girl's weekend that i put it in my blog before we went....and guess what? it wasn't a surprise because apparently they check my blog from time to time (hi gals! see you on the 21st!)
So this year i am going to be more secretive! ha! ha!
what is she planning? well this picture is your first hint! and i am so happy because i got that fabric on clearance today at walmart! whooo hooo!
now, what could she be doing with red fabric, a tape measure and a big green bowl? hahahah i'll never tell! well, at least not until AFTER girls weekend.
Speaking of girls weekend...i hope it actually happens this year. we seem to be having a lot of trouble working all the details out. when did life get so hard?
always
cyndi

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

the book of love!


so have you seen all the 365 projects? where you take a photo a day for a year?
they are pretty cool, but i don't think i am up to that. Sure i could TAKE the photo....but actually doing something with it is another story.
Soooo i am thinking about doing 28 days of LOVE in February! what do you think?

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas Clearance

Just WHAT can you do with Christmas clearance??? well you can make this spiffy New Year's Wreath! Except for the pocket watch, (thanks for the donation duchess) and the NYE tiara and blowers..this is ALL Christmas clearance finds bought at 50% or more off!


I know it may look a little gaudy here, but hanging on my pantry door, it is just fantastic! and i need something between Christmas and Valentine's Day right???
always
cyndi

Sunday, January 4, 2009

more cards from the set...

Here are the rest of the cards from the set i made for my Mom for Christmas. I used SU! stamps, ink and paper. The embellishments...who knows..i can't keep up with all that! I am lucky to have time to stamp!










Hope you are all having a great start to 2009!'
always
cyndi