Monday, June 29, 2009

Made in Heaven

Ah so I was sick over the weekend.
Headachey and a little pukey :(
Still feeling a bit tired and worn out.
Here's today's freebie:


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful

Yesterday was boring. A whole lotta me waiting in the car with a book while Joe disappeared into testing centers for hours. Today I am trying to work ahead on wordart, I seem to be lagging behind lately. And I'm still planning on getting started selling my designs soon, but have been kinda sidetracked by real life here lately, so more on that when I can.

Today's freebie:


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I am a True Prince

Well today I am off to San Angelo (about an hour and a half away) so Joe can take a couple of computer certification tests. One test is in the morning (in just a couple hours!) and another in the afternoon, so we'll be gone all day. Blahhh.

Today's freebie: a request from Terri for a prince version of Sunday's wordart, something I wish I'd thought of myself and was more than happy to do:


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thank You from the Bottom of My Heart

Well yesterday I got the computer room cleaned. I am so proud of myself, this room was an absolute explosion of paper and computer pieces. Now you can see the floor! :)

Today's freebie:


Sunday, June 21, 2009

I am a True Princess

Happy Father's Day all.

Thank goodness that garage sale is over, that wiped me out! And the mansion visit was amazing, my sister Jesi and I took her two kids to the open house and explored the whole building. So beautiful. Today Joe is working, so I am having a me-day. Quiet time spent reading my newest book, Olive Kitteridge, and listening to soft country music. Ahh :) (ok ok and maybe some dishes LOL)

Today's freebie! An email request from Cindy:


Saturday, June 20, 2009

The More People I Meet

Well I'm back off to my sister's for garage sale, day two. Yesterday we did a pretty good job of getting rid of stuff, hopefully today will be even better. Ugggh, it is soo early, though! (Yes, that's whining LOL)

Also, later on today Joe and I (along with my sister and her family) are going to tour a town landmark, "the mansion." There is a large white house in our town that has always fascinated citizens. The surrounding homes are normal-sized neighborhood houses, but the mansion is gorgeous and very big. It stands alone on the outskirts of a southside neighborhood, in the school district I grew up in (and a very short walk from my husband's parents home). Recently a church nearby purchased the mansion and is restoring it to its "former glory." Today they are having an open house and I am very excited to be allowed on the grounds and inside! If you're interested in seeing "the mansion" I speak of, here is a link to the restoration site:

And here is today's freebie. A little cynical maybe, but it made me smile:


Friday, June 19, 2009

Hope is Beautiful

Ah well today I am off to help my sister with her garage sale. Hoping I make a few dollars off my junk!

A freebie:


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Friends are Blessings

Today is kinda a blah day for me, no idea why. I don't feel down really, just tired and lazy. I just want to curl up with my book. But I still have to make a darn Wal-Mart trip and run some stuff by my sister's house, she's having a garage sale this weekend and I'm contributing all our junky junk.

Here's today's freebie:


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Sandy Toes

I'm using today to clean up around the house, sigh.
Here's today's freebie:


Sunday, June 14, 2009

You Are My Passion for Life

Ah yesterday was nice. Joe and I went out and had dinner at Chili's. I love Chili's, seems like we never go. Plus I got my blog look updated! I will say, doing the blog update made me realize I need to scrap more, I'm getting rusty. That is definitely something I will be working on. And a big THANK YOU to everyone those who commented and let me know it looks ok with different screens. Anyone noticing a problem, a comment would be mucho appreciated.

Tonight we are driving to visit my younger sister Kelley in her new rent house. Her and her husband David just got settled and we're driving the almost 3 hours to housewarm their house :) We'll get back to town late, but I get to see my too-adorable niece Caitlyn (she's 21 months) and her big brother Jacob. Jake is a hoot, he's three and a half and I love that (as the oldest) he's the first of my sisters' offspring to call me "Aunt Randi" and that is sweet to hear :)

And now about the freebie: Yesterday I touched on my past Days of Our Lives addiction - and I learned I wasn't the only one staying up to watch videotaped episodes! :)
Now onward to adulthood!

The summer before my senior year of high school, a new soap was launched that followed Days. It was called Passions and at first I thought it was SUPER lame, I was still a Days fan. I caught a few episodes of Passions while I lived at home, but it wasn't until I was moved out and married that I really caught the bug.

And all the while I would watch it, I would make fun of it. Of the plots, characters, and of myself for sitting there drinking it in. My best friend Stephanie was also a fan and my cousin-in-law Allison as well. Lots of days would see me (at 1:00pm on the dot) on the couch with my phone pressed to my ear talking to one or the other while I watched. I was all about Luis, what was he doing with Sheridan? Oh and Theresa and Ethan! That monkey-nurse Precious! And that witch Tabatha and her little Timmy! I continued to watch Days most days (hehe), but Passions had a real hold on me.

So after yesterday's post, I just had to offer this one. The fonts aren't right, but if you were a fan you get the gist. And even if you weren't, it's still a lovely sentiment:


These days I don't watch soaps. I went through a brief Dr. Phil phase (LOL), but mostly I don't watch daytime TV anymore. I actually went to high school with a guy who is on As the World Turns, he plays Zac Finn. But if I picked up a soap, I know it would be Days again, I feel like the characters are old acquaintances (dare I say friends? LOL). And after all this talk about it, I have a feeling I might just find myself sucked back in! :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

New Blog Look

Soooo I tried my hand at updating the look of my blog.. Used Amanda's tutorial on here:

It looks great on my screen, is it alright on everyone elses? There are so many different screens and resolutions that I'm always unsure.

Days of Our Lives

Three guesses where my inspiration came from for this post :)

I grew up with a mother who was very hearing impaired. We never learned or used sign language, she could understand you if you looked straight at her and spoke loudly and clearly. But we did have a few deaf-person concessions we had to make, such as constant closed captioning at the bottom of the TV screen so she could follow shows. One of my best memories of that is Days of Our Lives. She was usually too busy during the day to catch it (the only soap she watched), but at night she would fire up the VCR and watch that day's episode. I would stay up with her often and was embarrassingly caught up in Sami, Lucas, Austin, and Carrie. And I was a dedicated viewer during Marlena's demon possession LOL.

Yesterday I sat down at the TV with some lunch and guess what happened to be on? I haven't caught an episode of Days in years, literally. I was shocked to find myself recognizing people (Stefano! Lucas!) and falling right back into the plot. Definitely not an addiction I need to pick back up! :)

So here is today's offering:


Any Days fans out there?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer's Coming to Shine

Ah well I am definitely adjusting to my sore finger. It still hurts, but I'm getting much more familiar with what I can and can't get away with doing. We took the bandage off last night and let me tell you, it is ugly. Black stitches, red skin, ewwww. I hope it heals quickly.

Today is the last of my summer song freebies:


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Scrappers Workshop

Hey all. Hope everyone is having a nice evening :)

In finger news: the typing is getting easier. The mouse is still a challenge, but I'm adjusting. I'll get the stitches out in 7-12 days. My friend Steph, the newly graduated nurse, will remove them for me. Till then I'm having to do one-handed chores, one-handed driving, one-handed typing...sigh. But my father-in-law, a popular local radio personality, was born with only one arm, so I try and keep it in perspective :)

And in super awesome scrapping news: I am sponsoring a crop over at my friend Jenn (of ScrapKitty Design)'s Scrappers Workshop. I made up a Summer Tunes wordart kit that is being given away as a gift for joining their crop chat. It's being held in a little less than an hour (10pm Eastern, 9 Central, 8 Mountain, 7 Pacific), so if you want to participate hurry on over (purple name above is linked) and learn a little about making and using wordart and have fun! I would love to be attending, but I am just wiped out from typing all this already and still more than a little woozy from the painkillers :(

And! If you're new to my blog, welcome. I invite you to subscribe or keep coming back, I have freebie wordart posts most days and am looking forward to expanding and opening a store in the next month or so!

Back tomorrow with another summer song inspired wordart freebie.
Night y'all :)

Another Six-Pack Summer

So I sliced my finger open yesterday. Typing hurts.

I was cleaning the kitchen. We have these dark blue glass bowls from Wal-Mart and one of them had some chili in it. Instead of using the garbage disposal, I went over to the trash can and started tapping the bowl against the wall, to dislodge all the chili. The bowl shattered! ouch. Joe had to rush home from work and take me to the emergency room where I got 4 stitches. ouch again. It's right along the inside crease of my knuckle, so healing will be difficult and painful. Now my right ring finger is a fat wad of white gauze and I am having trouble operating the computer mouse with my left hand. What a bummer :(

Am in the process of setting up a small online store to sell my designs. My blog will be getting an upgrade as well. Joe has kinda latched on to the project and I am sure I am in good hands. Those changes will be coming up in the next few weeks, but plans are underway already. I will post more when there is more to tell :)

Today's freebie (from the Phil Vassar song):


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's a Cruel Cruel Summer

Ah hello everyone. I am so horrible about posting every day!

I have been working on a few things, will be talking about that more tomorrow. Really tomorrow, I promise LOL.

Today's freebie (from the Bananarama song and the beginning of a few summer song themed wordarts I will be posting):


Monday, June 8, 2009

Generations of Love

Ah well I am still tired and groggy today. Blahhhhh too much sun.

Here is the freebie for today, tomorrow I will be back and hopefully feeling a bit more chipper and up to typing.


Monday Links

Ugh I am TIRED!
Just a quick morning note to tell you all to be sure and check out my other blog, Monday Links.
Back later on with more!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Gone Fishin'


In a hurry!
Hopefully I'll be back later on tonight sometime with a longer post.
If not, definitely tomorrow :)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

All Dogs Go To Heaven

Ah I am RED. Lobster red. We were out on the lake today! It was fun, but I am TIRED. We're going back out tomorrow and I am thinking I will dig out a pair of light pants to wear. My legs can't take any more sun!!

Here's a freebie, I will definitely post longer tomorrow about some upcoming changes and other news. Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!



Ah well I'm headed off to the lake to fish today! I will return this evening with a blog update and a freebie, so stick with me :)


Ah you thought you'd lost me, huh? No such luck :)

I have been doing basically nothing. Maybe it was a funk? My laundry is done, so not a total waste. But I have returned and will be back to posting freebies and updating my blog this weekend. Off to bed for now.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Remember Dreams Do Come True

Hey all!

Wow was my weekend packed! I wasn't even expecting it to be so hectic, but it really floored me. Lots of family-centered activities: lunches, barbeques, visits from out of town, etc. Now it's Monday again and I'm back to quiet days. Now I need to get the house cleaned up, grr.

Today's freebie (my 100th wordart creation, wahoo!):


In scrap news: I am in the process of getting ready to start packaging up and selling my wordarts. Both my old existing freebies and new designs. Hopefully by this time next week I will be all set up to go. More info on that as the week goes on. I'll definitely keep up the freebies, so keep checking back!