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Little Black Dress Friday – week 7 June 20, 2009

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Leifsdottir Dot Chain Jacquard Dress


Is it really week 7?  As in almost 2 months?  Oh well, not going to let that bother me.  Slow starting…

This week has been really good!   I hit the 10lb mark…woo hoo!  Took me a little too long, but I’ve finally changed some seriously bad habits.  Only 1 Tim Horton’s bagel this week…surprised they’re not calling me asking where I’ve been. 🙂  I started writing everything down and counting, counting, counting!  I did not officially sign up for Weight Watchers but I’m using their program and have in the past.  It seems to be best for my body. 

Yippee – good week this week.  Actually getting my office space organized…soooooo happy about this!  Scrappin’ space too! 🙂

Hope everyone is having a good week!  Kathy – you’ve got to be getting close to 25 or 30lbs? 



A card here, a card there… June 16, 2009

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A couple of cards to share…


“Hi” card using Core’dinations cardstock.  The circles were traced from my CM circle cutters and handcut for “imperfect” circles.   The edges were then rounded to give them some texture.  Love the flower and the layered cardstock (if I do say so myself :-))


“Happy Birthday” card using Bo Bunny papers and Core’dinations cardstock.  OK, so no Jillibean on this one. ;-(  I loved the bright colors of the Bo Bunny paper!  Simple, simple card using the papers and my Cuddlebug to emboss the Core’dinations (which I’m becoming more and more addicted to).  The tag was cut first, them embossed, then attached upside down with a brad. 

Thanks for looking!



Fun Bits for the Week… June 15, 2009

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Fun Bits for the week of June 8th…

  • Oh no, I owe a huge belated birthday wish to my father-in-law!  Happy belated Birthday Don!  Thank you again for making the trip to see Leah at her dance recital!
  • Last week I forgot to mention how proud I was of Leah during her dance recital.  She’s definitely a leader and does not have an ounce of stage fright.  She really tried hard to remember all of her steps and performed like a pro!  The pics that I took at the show (actually after the show – we were not allowed to take pics during) were not so hot in the dark.  Thank goodness I got some good shots after the rehearsal!
  • Brooke has once again taken to markers.  This time it was her arms, face and Kami’s bed. 
  • We had a successful garage sale this past weekend – I was sad to get rid of some baby stuff. 😦 
  • Our new floor is in…now I need new countertops, new trim, a new table, new sink and new appliances!  😉
  • Speaking of our new floor.  While the one worker was fixing the carpet that butts up against the wood, Leah said frantically, “Mom, he’s cutting our carpet”.  🙂 
  • Leah enjoyed her first week off from school – she attended vacation Bible school with her friends Lauren and Grace this past week.  They had a really good time – thanks Sarah!




  • One of the days at VBS is “crazy hat/crazy hair” day.  We chose crazy hair!  She wasn’t so sure about this.  I heard her giggling when she looked in the mirror. 



  • These photos are of Leah and her friend Grace doing the hand motions to the “Camp Edge” songs.  Leah loves to perform!  She takes it really seriously and is very articulate when she sings the songs.  Leah’s friend Kendall is to the right of Grace and has a great facial expression.  Too cute!

Have a great week!



Page Maps winner!

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Guess what…I forgot about this.  It’s now 10:15pm on Monday night and I’m late.:-(

Congratulations to #13 Dani! 

I saw that layout on the blog this morning… super cute!!! I love the colors and your use of the little sprouts I, too, am wondering about the corrugated butterfly… is it just punched from cardboard?

Dani, you will love this book!  So many great ideas!  When you get a minute, can you e-mail me your contact info so I can get the Page Maps book out to you? 

Thanks everyone for participating!



Yumm-o! June 14, 2009

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Yummy and only 3 points!  Love these!


Little Black Dress Friday June 12, 2009

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You didn’t think I’d forget did ya? 

Here’s a fun dress…

Universal Mind

Wowsa….don’t see me wearing that to the wedding. 😉

Actually, I did buy my dress…it’s not black, it’s cream with brown and green (imagine that) circles on it.  After I put it on again, I thought…why did I busy something sleeveless?  I need to start doing push-ups or something (got that flabby droopie stuff that swings when I wave). 

This week has been pretty good…exercise…good…diet…good…weightloss…down another 1lb (reminder – had to get back down to the original 7 lb loss), so I’m not complaining.  It really seems difficult this time.  I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just going to have to cut out my Tim Horton’s bagel.  Just has to be done. 

Hope everyone else had a great week!!



The mayor’s office called today… June 11, 2009

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and said I missed my court date for this…

It’s my speeding ticket from a couple of weeks ago.  If I don’t pay it, they will put a warrant out for my arrest.  Missey thinks I should not pay it so they’ll arrest me. She thinks it would make for a great blog post.  I, on the other hand, just don’t have time to get arrested right now. 😉 

Funny, there’s hard core criminals out there and they want to arrest me.

Lessons learned: don’t speed.

Have a good one!