Saturday Special 5/25

~Your Brand is Showing! (suggested by Marge)~
1. Food: Do you buy brand names or go for the cheaper store name brand?:
Cheaper store brand on most things

2. Clothes: Wear designer jeans/slacks with a brand name or regular department store jeans/slacks?: Only designer jeans I have are a pair of Sean Johns, everything else is from Good Will or Fashion Bug

3. Handbags: Buy a designer bag or look for a less expensive copy?:
Don't like handbags, use a $12 walet purse from Target

4. Shoes: You got the drift, designer or a cheaper copy?:
Cheap and comfy. Do like Nikes though

Friday Feast 5/25

Appetizer: Name a sound you like to hear.
Elisa laughing

Soup: What is your favorite kind of cheese?
Tie between Pepperjack and Provolone

Salad: Do you sleep late on Saturday mornings? Why or why not?
I try to sleep in when I can because my family and I are all night owls. We stay up too late and are not morning people

Main Course: When was the last time you forgot something? What was it, and how long did it take to remember it?
Forgot my cell phone this morning and remembered when I got to work. I had my hubby drop it by.

Dessert: Fill in the blank: I notice ____________ when _____________.

I notice I have too much stuff when we started moving 2 weeks ago. I say started moving because we are still packing stuff up.

What's Your Happiness Wedsday #7

This has been a very hard week with work and moving but happy times have been had

  • Returned the desk we got a few months ago for a new desk that fits the new place better. So happy we had Staples' furniture plan
  • Washer and dryer seem to work better at the new place, especially the dryer
  • Mom and Dad took Elisa for the weekend so we could move and clean some more
  • Elisa calls the new place her" Favorite Home"

Those are the highlights of the week

Saturday Special 5/19

~TV Delights~
1. Favorite TV Chef: Alton Brown

2. Favorite TV Cooking Personality: Rachel Ray

3. Favorite TV Dinner: Pot pie

4. Favorite Watching TV Movie Snack: Kettle Popcorn

Friday Feast 5/18

Appetizer: List 3 emotions you experienced this week.
Joy, Anger, Sadness

Soup: Name a car you’d love to have.
Honda Odyssey Hybrid

Salad: Describe your typical morning routine.
Wake up late, jump in the shower, get myself and Elisa dressed, jump in the car where hubby will drop me off at work and grab a coffee for breakfast

Main Course: Have you ever emailed someone famous? If so, who, and what did you say to them? Did they reply?
Have emailed a few famous scrappers: Angie Pederson, Stacy Julian and a few others. They have all responded and were very nice

Dessert: Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which ones? Angie Pederson's old popcasts Wholly Scrap

Saturday Special 5/12

~If Onlys (Fill In The Blanks)~

1. If only I went _____.
to the dentist more, I would have cleaner teeth.

2. If only I bought _____.
fewer new cars, my car payment would be a lot lower.

3. If only I gave _____.
more stuff away, it would be easier to move.

4. If only I looked _____.
thinner, maybe I would be healther.


Friday Feast 5/11

Tell about a time when you had to be brave.
I guess when I skipped 8th grade and went to high school early that was a scary thing. Everything worked out though.

Which upcoming movie are you excited about seeing?
The final Pirates of the Caribbean movie

Name an item you try to always have on hand.
I always try to have milk and cereal

Main Course
Imagine the most relaxing room you can think of. Now describe it!
Spa room where you get a massage with pretty music on and light monochromatic color scheme.

On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being highest), how spiritual or religious are you?
I am about an 8 I think

What's Your Happiness Wedsday #6

We will be moving soon, getting keys this weekend.
Weather has been nice
Computers at work seem to be doing better

April Round Up

Going strong with my Katie the Scrapbook Lady's Roundup , 4 months in a row! Take a look at Katie's graphic:

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Finished the Rita Mae and Sneaky Pie Brown's Miss Murphy books that my mom had, have been looking for others at the library and used book store.
Read the first book in Laura Childs Scrapbook Mystery series and have been enjoying it. There are New Orlean's recipes and scrapbook tips at the end of each book.

What movies and/or T.V. shows did I watch this month?
Same shows this month, getting the the end of the session though. Have been getting the session one dvds of House and Desperate Housewives though.

Elisa's current favorites this month are The Upside Down Show on Noggin and Max & Ruby on PBS Kids.

Efrain and I have also been watching Flip This House and The Real Deal, 2 shows about buying and fixing houses for profit. Very interesting

No movies this month but we did get a free trial of Vongo for May

What special days did I celebrate and how?
Nothing to report here

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
Gift certificates to the secretaries at the school for Secretary's Week
Princess House pan to our friends for all they do for us

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
My grandfather on my dad's side passed away so we drove to Oregon for a few days. He died peacefully and had a nice memorial service. I was able to help my mother with a memorial board of photos.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
Had some nice visits in Oregon and on the way home stopped in Woodland to see my grandmother on my mom's side.
Went to a wedding with the Barry children. It was the first wedding in the new hall.

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
Tried a new drink at Jambo Juice, Mango A Go Go

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
Paid part of the deposit on our new place

What were this month's disappointments?
My grandfather passing away was sad but I am glad that he didn't suffer.
Still having computer issues and no agreement on health care at work

What were my accomplishments this month?
Am part of Katie the Scrapbook Ladies new team as Promo Lady
Got my taxes done

Anything else noteworthy to record?
We have moved and have a lot of cleaning to do, guess that will be in May's Round up : )

Saturday Special 5/5

~Art Imagination~
1. If you could paint a landscape what would it be?
Irish Coast

2. If you could paint a portrait who would it be?
My daughter or a family portrait

3. If you could paint a geometrical form what would it be?
Baby building blocks

4. If you could paint any object what would it be?

Katie's New Store

Check out Katie The Scrapbook Lady's new store and goodies. She is now at The Digi Shoppe with lots of new kits and lines. My favorite are the Paint Chip kits. Stop by this weekend for the biggest savings but if you miss this weekend there will still be a month long 25% off sale for May. How cool is that?

Friday Feast 5/04

Appetizer: Name something you would not want to own.
Sports car

Soup: Describe your hair (texture, color, length, etc.).
Little longer than chin length, lightly layered, brown

Salad: Finish this sentence: I’ll never forget ___________.
the day of my wedding or the day my daughter was born

Main Course: Which famous person would you like to be for one day? Why?
Not sure, I'll get back to you

Dessert: Write one sentence about yourself that includes one thing that is true and another thing that is not.

I have been scrapbooking since high school and only digi scrap now.

Thursday Thirteen-13 LifeTimez Hints and Tips

Thirteen Hint and Tips for LifeTimez or Memory Mixer

LifeTimez is the culmination of several years of software development, married with TLC's exclusive digital content -- combining the best in digital technology with the best papercraft designs! LifeTimez allows you to easily create stunning layouts on your computer using digital photos, document scans, music, video and much more. You can then output your creations in several ways: Make individual prints of each page, order a LifeTimez Photobook, or burn an interactive CD. LifeTimez and Memory Mixer are the same awesome digital memory software with different content.

  1. Before installing look at how much hard drive space you have. If you do not have a lot of space then only install the first cd which has the program and then browse the other 2 cds to see which themes you will use a lot and want to keep on your hard drive.

  2. Have cd's or an external hard drive to create backups of photos and LifeTimez themes

  3. Print out the User Guide and put it in a binder for reference

  4. Max out the memory on your computer to help with speed

  5. Register your software at Be sure you know your consultant's ID number, mine is 416447 : )

  6. Download the latest update so you can create Portrait pages. There are also lots of goodies : )

  7. Watch the tutorial videos at under Help

  8. Download Pisasa at to help organize your photos and so you can email, blog and backup your layouts. Your albums are kept in your My Documents and your layouts are in the objects folder in each album folder. These will be medium resolution images perfect for email. The layouts names end in the letter b.

  9. When picking colors for text or mats click on More Colors and then Picker. This will show the layout you are working on so you can match the text or mat.
  10. When printing from LifeTimez you can only print on page per sheet of paper. You need to change your printer margins. Here is a cheat sheet I made to help get the correct margins Printing in LifeTimez
  11. LifeTimez is so easy to use I put all of my digital kits in it. You can use the Add Image function like you do with a photo or you can place the digi items in the background and elements folders within LifeTimez. Here are the handouts for each that other consultants made: Add Image File Plus folder organizing Adding the content to the Components folders
  12. Check each Wednesday for new digital downloads at

  13. If you do not already have MemoryMixer or LifeTimez or want to get it for a gift then sign up for the TLC Hybrid Kit to save 75% off on the best digi/paper kit in scrapbooking

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What's Your Happiness Wedsday #5

So I missed a week as we had to drive to Oregon but have had many happinesses. Most day to day things like good weather, Elisa being funny, but a few new ones.

  • 29 days of school left
  • was good seeing family in Oregon
  • was able to scrapbook a little
  • did I mention there are less than 30 days left of school? : )

Saturday Special 4/28

~Time Tells All (Fill In The Blanks)~

1. It's 9:00 AM Sunday & I'm usually_____at this time.
getting ready for meeting

2. It's Noon On Monday & I'm usually_____at this time.
finishing my 2nd grade computer class and getting ready for lunch

3. It's 8:00 PM Wednesday & I'm usually_____at this time.
about to go pick up hubby from work

4. It's 5:30 PM Friday & I'm usually_____at this time.
in the car or watching tv

Friday Feast 4/27

Appetizer: How fast can you type?
About 25 words per minute, should be faster since I teach typing : )

Soup: What is your favorite online game?
The games on

Salad: On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 as highest), how intelligent do you think you are?
About a 7 or 8

Main Course: Name three of your best teachers from your school years.
Mrs. R, my second grade teacher who helped me learn to read; Ms.Carey, my highschool chem teacher; M

Dessert: What are your plans for this upcoming weekend?

I am in Oregon now and am heading home today. On the way we will stop and see my grandmother in Woodland.

This Week

Just a quick post to say that I am on my way to Oregon for my granfather's memorial service. Hope to post happier things soon.