Thursday, October 26, 2006

Baggie Challenge, Layouts, ST Journaling call, Randomness

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Here is my layout I made for the Lifetimemoments Baggie Challenge that I WON today :) So excited, I love this layout, it is simple but to the point and I love the journaling, I am not going to leave it up to long though because I want to submit it to the Scrapbook Trends Journaling Ideabook along with a few others I am posting. I am so excited about this book and that there is a call for it. For those of you who know me and my scrapbooking style and passion, JOURNALING is my most favorite part of scrapbooking, it means so much to me and is on 98% of my work. Journaling is the main "memory" part of a layout IMO, It is what tells the story of your pictures, what when you read it helps you remember that moment. Even if I do not make it into this ideabook I am WAY TO excited to see and buy it! Another awesome thing is, Kara Henry (My very own mentor), this is her baby, her dream ideabook that she is doing for ST. I can not wait to see it for her stuff and advice on journaling. AWESOMENESS I tell ya!

Here are a few other layouts that I have done recently for LRS and just because that I have not posted here yet.

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Lets see, I have been napping alot lately, not really use to it but I know it has to do with being pregnant lol. When I nap it is for a couple hours and I wake up feeling like I have lost my day or alot of time I could have been doing something lol.

Aidan loves giving kisses right now lol, He wants eyelash kissies, noses kissies, blow kissies (kisses where he kisses his hand and then blows them to you) etc, lol when I am driving him in the car he will sit back there yelling at me to give him kissies LOL, I have to tell him that i love him but mommy can't right then because she is driving.

Austin is doing so good in school, he is one SMART boy! We went on his school fieldtrip to the Grant pumpkin patch yesterday and the teachers and mothers had nothing but good things to say about him. I will post pictures from it tomorrow and tell you a couple stories or what happened lol.

Did you know that I am the BIGGEST John Mayer fan :) lol sheezzzzz thought you knew ;) We went on a 4 hour trip to BIL's last Sunday and the wonderful husband that I have let me listen to all the John Mayer CD's I have LOL, and he even sang along with some of the songs lol, I even caught SIL taking her IPOD headphones off to listen to a few. He is AWESOME ladies!

I cleaned my scraproom just a couple days ago and although it has been a few days since I have scrapped it is a mess again. Go figure.

I am going to start making things for ebay auctions again :) I really miss it and I could use the etra money for maternity clothes and what not.

I have started the LM charity auction stuff, this is always such a busy time of the year for me when it comes to this, I eat, sleep and dream of this auction, it is my night and day, it takes up so much time but the end result is amazing, the families we help, the children that will have a Christmas, that is so worth it PLUS it is fun :) After the auction I will start taking pms and emails for people we can sponsor, so if anyone reads my blog and wants to donate anything they have handmade, Cards, kits, layouts anything please email me at lifetimemomentsauctions@yahoo.com or go to this thread here to read about it more " Lifetime Moments Christmas Charity Auction ".

I have soooooooo much homework to do this week and it is due on Tuesday so guess what my weekend will be spent doing LOL, no problem I love doing it. I have to read over 100 pages lol.

The mail man came so late tonight (around 5:30-6pm) I am so sad because I kept going outside to check and at around 5:15pm I gave up and went into take a nap, so he came and went and left a "sorry we missed you slip in my mailbox saying he has a package I need to sign for. waaaaa I missed a package. I have to call tomorrow because I am not sure if they are going to redeliver or if they want me to go to the PO to pick up. I am thinking it is from my secret Halloween sister from the pub :) I can't wait to see!

I DROVE all around town two days ago to many LSS just to find a scrapbook trends, I so wish they sold them at walmart here like they did in Idaho, I can not believe that NONE of the lss stores had it in but the last one. I am on the look out for the SEPT issue of Scrapbook Trends so if anyone has an extra copy or does not need theirs I am willing to pay :)

Okay well I better get going, I need to pick up a little before D gets home soon :)

Thanks for reading :) Leave a comment and say hi if you read my blog, I would love to know who all is reading it :)

Nikki

Monday, October 23, 2006

Pregnant, my birthday, YUCK

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Tuesday October 10th we found out we are pregnant. We did not announce it to our family until the day of my birthday (Tuesday Oct 17th, so a week later) we were just trying to find the right time plus getting use to the SHOCK of being pregnant. We wanted a 3rd baby, we were just planning on trying for it next year lol, so we were very surprised, we were being safe for the most part anyways. We are very excited. My hormones are everywhere right now lol, One second I am excited and happy with the day and then one second I am grouchy and moody lol, SO IT BEGINS. Everything will remain as is, we both will continue with school, we both will still be working etc. We are hoping for a little girl to add to the mix of boys in the house lol, and so I am not so out numbered LOL, but we would be just as happy with a healthy little boy. :)

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So my 28th Birthday past last week. It was an awesome day, not only did we tell our whole family we are expecting our third child, but we got to spend the day with our families :)
First my MIL came over with that yummy MUDD pie cake in the picture up there :) but then my parents called and wanted to take us out to eat. We chose Chevy's, a Yumm-o Mexican restaurant. My dad had to cancel at the last minute because he forgot he had signed up for a class that night in Frisco, so it was just us and my mom. It was sooooooooo good, I had a Fajita burrito, D had Fajitas, and the boys had Quesadillas. After dinner we went back to my parents house where my mom had a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake for me :) (wow I am a lucky girl, two cakes in one day lol) It was soooooooooo good, vanilla ice cream with chocolate cake. It was an awesome Birthday!!!! :)

Yuck I have had some what of a rotten day today, WAY to much whining so I will not bore you with that, I am ready to finish the laundry and my homework and head to bed lol. I just wanted to make sure I updated my blog with what has been going on lately. I will try and post more often ;)

Nikki

PS I got an A on my test last week at school YAY :) I took it on my birthday lol

Monday, October 16, 2006

mmmmmm So it starts

Yep, so it starts lol, I have been craving everything this past weekend, the never ending tummy, no sickness yet, good sign maybe lol? I just finished a HUGE plate of salad and I am still hungry, again so it starts lol. I have been SO tired lately to, I finally gave up caffeine (no more soda and coffee, waaaaaaaaaaaa lol, This with the hormones would explain my last post (blush), I know better then to act like a whiny baby, sorry for those of you who read this blog.)

Today I think has got to be one of the worst days so far at work, but one you just gotta sit back and laugh at. I knew I was forgetting something the second I walked out the door this morning. I had a car full of stuff that needed to be store at the school, so I figured I had everything...WRONG, I forgot the darn box of trays, and the towels, whatever would the kids eat on. Thankfully there were some in the storage shed. One thing went wrong there and then everything went down hill from there, but I did not let it bug me, just laughed about it. Tomorrow will be better.

Speaking of tomorrow it's my birthday. Not expecting much until this weekend when D said he was taking me out :) I can't wait, maybe we could even see a movie or go to babe's (sports bar, has awesome Cobb salad that is just to die for!) and hang out. I have to work tomorrow and of course school were I have a test (YUCK), not sure I am ready for it YIKES.

I made a BUNCH of new layouts this weekend :) that I can't wait to post :) lol I have like 15 new layouts to post now LOL (blush) sorry, I do have time this week, I have two days off of work at the end of the week YAY :)

Well I better get going, I need to pick D up from work soon. TTYS

Nikki

Friday, October 13, 2006

Sigh, is it really worth it? WHINE WHINE

A little moody today, could be hormones (eyeroll) or the extra emotions I have been experiencing lately lol, but I am wondering "is it really worth it" To submit to magazines? I mean I have been published off and on since 2004, but it's been almost a year now since I was published in a magazine (layout that is, not cards). I stopped submitting for a while because I was getting so down about it, so I decide to give it a chance again, and sent in like 15 new layouts to Scrapbook Trends, 15!!!! I thought well lets cross those fingers and toes and pray at least one (just one) gets published, That someone has to like something of mine there again right? NOPE, nothing. Calls went out yesterday and I did not get one. I think I have a different kinda style from others, I try and make this eye catching, yes people I know "Scrapbook for the memories" not to get published, but AH! Sometimes it would be nice if at least ONE flipping layout I made, made it into a magazine again.

Okay rant over, I will try and post the new layouts I have been working on soon.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

WOW! John Mayer rocks in concerts!

WOW! Well I guess I should be tied up and shot by the bad blogger police. It has almost been a month since I last posted! SO SORRY! So much has been going on and I THINK it is slowing down a bit now lol. Not only am I working 5 days awake, but I started school to lol. I know I am nuts but it feels so good! I have also been scrapbooking alot more, which is nice :) I will post a few layouts I have done in the last week in a half here either tonight or tomorrow (depends on if I want to resize right now or tomorrow lol).

So BIG HUGE exciting news (no I am not pregnant lol) Is that this past Sunday Oct 1st, My parents bought for me for my birthday (early since my Bday is not until Oct 17th) Tickets to the John Mayer concert. It was amazing. Bummer facter was that there were no cameras allowed and i kicked myself in the ass after the concert and after seeing all the people who smuggled theirs in lol. So I used the next best thing I had, My camera phone, HORRIBLE HORRIBLE shots lol, but I at least got something LOL. Now if I can figure out how to get them from my phone to here I will post a few lol. This concert was amazing, even Dustin enjoyed it and loved the music. John sang new songs off the new CD (gravity (this was my all time favorite of the night, it was truly something!), slow dancing in a burning room, etc) and older songs ( why georgia, no such thing, bigger than my body, etc) AMAZING concert! I did not want it to end, in fact i was sad when it ended, My two favorite guys in one place, the amazing music, songs, it was perfect, When we were leaving out of shoreline (were the concert was held) They had white Christmas lights in the trees outside and it reminded me of Johns video for "no such thing" it was perfect, and then Dustin starts to lead me back towards the entrance and he is not saying why, for a split second I thought what is it? Could it be john? My heart started to beat a little fast and then I saw it, Free posters LOL, and Dustin snatched me up the last one on the table. I was Happy needless to say and on our way out we got to sneak one last look at the tour buses :) Once again it was just an amazing night!

Okay well I need to finish a layout I am working on for the LM Scraptoberfest so i will upload those layouts tomorrow, warning, there is a bunch LOL. See you then and so sorry for the blog neglect, I hope you all don't hate me to much. (BLUSH)

Nikki