Tuesday, June 29, 2010


The scrap/office is coming together quite nicely.  I started to paint the shelving several days ago and was over having everything all over the floor, so I decided to hang them.  I have unpacked several containers of stuff and have just a little more to go.  The walls are still a little bare for me but I am working on it or at least plan to tomorrow.  The neighbor came down today to tell me I was causing a disturbance.  Well she hasn't heard anything yet because my favorite tools are my hammer and my drill.  I have a few more things to hang in this room and haven't started in the other rooms.  When I'm done I promise she won't hear it as often!  I've started a short list of things that I still need to get for the room, I think I want just a little more shelving for the walls of course.  I may even start looking for that dream desk to go under the shelving.

As well as making progress in my scrap/office, I have started making my vision board again.  I have some things cut out and plan to put that dream desk on their.  My new laptop will be on their as well.  I have already started shopping for it. 

I also found some new things on GOOGLE and have started to fall in love.  I have always been a YAHOO fan but I think I am moving on to better things.  I can't wait for HALLOWEEN, I can upgrade the phone and I think it's going to be a DROID INCREDIBLE unless they come out with something better.  Time to get back to work!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Loving my new job!

I tell people all the time that I love my new job!  And I'm not saying that I didn't love my old location.  I love the people I work with.  Very rarely do I have to push the kitchen guys to get things done.  These pictures are an example of why I love them.

I feel blessed to have be in such a great place!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


So I got the apartment with 2 bedrooms because I wanted to get back into scrapping.  I went to visit my sister this weekend and she has her scrap room set up and is using it for scrapping and homework.  I would love to use mine for scrapping and work.  When I say work I would love to get some marketing things going on from home.  I would also love to spend some time deciding what I want to do with PartyLite.  So I decided that I would tackle this project over the next couple of days.  These are the before pictures of my scrap/office.

The theme throughout most of the house is beach but I think that both the scrap/office and bedroom are going to be purple.  On my way to work I am going to pick up some purple paint for some shelving I plan to hang over the table (thanks Lo)!  After the scrap/office I will move to the bedroom and where I will be moving some furniture around and creating a few things to place on the wall.  It would be great to have them both done this weekend.  I have a lot of work to do but I will post as things get done.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

9 Years

Nine years ago today I lost my HERO!  I lost my grandfather and that was the day my life changed forever.  I still can't talk or think about him without tears rolling down my face.  I still struggle getting through conversations involving one of the greatest men in my life.  I look at my grandfather and thought that he would never leave me.  I realized nine years ago that God needed him more than me and it cried for days hoping that he would come back and that things would change.  I still wait for the day that he will call me and tell how proud he is of me.  I wait for that inspirational letter to arrive in the mail, signed for him and Grandma.  I look back at cards and letters that he gave me as a child and remember the wonderful man that was and always will be a part of my life.  The memories of my siblings and cousin Jenny all include my grandpa.  I feel for my younger cousins as they will never have what the four of experienced.  They won't have the amazing experiences and thousands of pictures that the four of us have.  I love you grandpa!   Thank you for everything that gave me and continue to give me from HEAVEN!  We will meet again and I can't wait to see how proud of us you are!  Below are some of those amazing pictures and memories that you left with us all!

I think this may have been the day or I should say one of the many days that I could see how great of a person you are.  I fell in love my grandpa right away.

Grandpa with two of his girls. 

Time spent in Baltimore with Grammy and Poppi almost always included Inner Harbor!

Some of my favorite memories are from the basement.  We could play with all of Poppi's toys, especially that one that made the most noise.  We made our own music and had the time of our lives.  If we could go back to the basement today and sing and dance like nobody was watching! 

And playing bartender!

These memories will never go away!  Thank you a million times over!  I love you!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day

Today we celebrate the brave men and women of the past, present and future that fight for our freedom!  I was raised in the military and support our troops to the fullest.  Our troops are made up of an amazing group of people.  Thank you all for what you do!