Monday, November 29, 2010

Shop Update!!!!!

It has been way too long since my last shop update. This weekend I shook my tail feather and got to work on my Christmas/Seasonal Badges and love the way they turned out. I have slowly been adding new media to my badges. Acrylic paint, glitter glue, glitter paint, pom poms, bows and Snow-Tex are just a few of the things I have been working with recently :)

Here are the badges you can find in my shop!!

And a few ornaments :)

I may or may not be adding new designs to my ornaments this week depending on time.

AWESOME NEWS!! Any orders before December 15th get a FREE gift... hint hint lip butter :) Also, a few lucky customers may get something extra extra special as well :)

Happy Shopping!!!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Week Recap

This week has been incredible! Here are some of the highlights :)

**Me and Joseph went on a romantic date night *swoon*. We went to Seven's and had some steaks and shrimp, then we were a little adventurous... after we picked up the kids from the sitter, we came home and watched Nightmare on Elm Street. It was a magical night and it felt so good to get out and spend some alone time with Joseph.

**I finally got my computer back, virus-free and didn't lose any pictures.

**For Thanksgiving we went to Sandi's and hung out with friends, ate a TON of food and had lots of laughs. Thank you so much Sandi!!

**Lots of snuggle time, family time, movie time and pillow talk :)

I didn't participate in the craziness of Black Friday. I never have. I would prefer to sleep in and do all my shopping online, especially when it's 10 degrees outside. Speaking of Christmas shopping, we decided this year we are doing all handmade. Last year we went way overboard on Christmas and so this year we are doing the exact opposite. We are focusing more on family and creativeness.

In shop news, I've been working on my Christmas line of badges, ornaments and even (hopefully) a few plushies!! I'm very excited, it's time to get back into the swing of things and get motivated! With all the excitement around here lately, my shop has taken a back seat. Time to go into full swing again!

What did you do for Thanksgiving? Do you shop on Black Friday?


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Down for the Count

One thing everyone should know about me is that I have the worst luck with computers. They never last longer than a year and they either reach their fatal death from liquid spills, bad motherboards or the occasional destructive virus. Well folks, exactly a year ago I bought my cute pink Sony Vaio and I'm sad to say it somehow got a virus on it.. *cough cough mom*. I think this reaches the total of 5 laptops and 1 desktop in a 6 year span. All hope is not lost though because I managed to do SOMETHING smart and get the Black Tie protection which happened to expire the day I got the virus...Lucky right? So I trekked my way to Best Buy and after getting heckled into putting 2 year Vi-spy and 2 years of Kapersky on my computer, along with a full wipe, it only cost 300$.... Only 300$???? Seriously, Lame! At least I backed up all my pictures!
So now I'm sharing the hubby's laptop until mine is back from the laptop "doctors". :) So if you see less posting, that's why... or maybe it's just because my hubby is home and I can't get enough of him :) I would assume the latter though....


Sunday, November 21, 2010

He's Home!!!!

I thought this day would never get here! He arrived late last night and I have been on Cloud 9 since!! I've had butterflies in my tummy all day and I pretty much staple-gunned him to my side. ha! We rented a bunch of movies today so we can catch up on snuggle time. Ok, off to watch the race!! As soon as I figure out my self-timer there will be lots of mushy pics up! promises :) For now, here are a few pics I took this morning :)

Also, I want to thank all of my friends and family who supported me and were always checking up on me these past 6 months :) It means more to me than you will ever know!! Love you girls! :)


Thursday, November 18, 2010 PISSED

I would love to know whose genius idea it was to post the date and time when all the deployed soldiers are coming home.. You know... all over Facebook. To make matters worse, it was done on the public Air Force fan page, by the MODERATOR of the page!!! So what happened to security?? Don't these things need to be kept in secret?? So the soldiers who have been gone for 6 months, can have a SAFE return flight home. Now... everyone and their mama, who knows how to click the "like" on a FB fan page are able to get this information. My husband will be on this flight, I am sick to my stomach that I don't feel that security knowing he will be safe. Guess I know who to look for blame if anything happens to these men who have sacrificed everything to defend our country because someone had to announce this on a PUBLIC FACEBOOK page.

/end rant

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

New Art!!

Some of you may recognize this painting from a previous post. The hubby surprised me with it and I absolutely LOVE it!!! It's even more beautiful in person. I have another on the way, which I will show later. I am absolutely smitten with Wendy's art! Joseph also sent me a mix C.D (I love mix c.d's!!) which he named "Lindsay's Booty Jams 2010" and a new Momiji (Sparkle). Love love!!!

On another note, this seems to be the longest week ever. I wish I had a dirty house, so I would at least have something to clean. Counting down the days to see my other half again :) Days please go by faster? deal?


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Conflicting Emotions

This morning has been a giant emotional roller coaster. My mom left today and headed home. While we had an amazing time, I feel it went by way too fast. I hate that I live so far away from my family and that seeing them once a year (or longer) is the way it's going to be while living the military life. Thank goodness for Skype. I know this visit is what both of us really needed and I'm very thankful it worked out so she could come! When I came home after dropping her off at the airport, I cried like a baby. I already miss her like crazy! So sad she left, but there are things happening very soon to look forward too, and that's what I need to focus on.

Things that I'm looking forward too:

~Tea Party on Tuesday with some of my favorite girls

~Joseph coming home from 6 month deployment in less than a week

~Date Night



Please pray for safe trips for my mom and hubby to arrive safely home :)


Friday, November 12, 2010

My First Shots

These are the very first pictures I took with my new Nikon. I didn't edit them in anyway. The Black and White was done on the camera. I am so in love with it!! I have so much to learn still and I'm still going through the manual. I know I want to get a macro lens for sure.

If anyone has any fun tips please feel free to tell me!!! :)


P.S I got my camera bag in today and it's even cuter in person!! Jo Totes is highly recommended for anyone looking for a great quality and cushioned bag :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


So I finally decided to purchase bag #2!! After days of deliberation, I figured it would be the most logical since I would be carrying an Instax, camera, 2 lenses, and stuff from my purse and things for Kaylee. Should be here Friday!! EEEK!!!!

(All Pics from here)

Oh and trust, it will have accessories to jazz it up :)
Thanks for all the input! I really do appreciate it, the votes came out pretty evenly :)


P.S Is anyone else having a problem with my blog showing up in their reader? :(

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pretty Pretty

I have blogged less than I would have liked this week, I thought I would blog once a day but that didn't happen :) I have had so much fun with my mom being here that it totally slips my mind. Tonight me and mom went to a fancy little restaurant (10 North Main) here in town. I have eaten there once before with the hubs and loved it, it's just a little pricey. We both had the bison and some creme caramel for desert. It was absolutely amazing.

Me and mom started our mom/daughter art journals and absolutely LOVE how they are turning out. I thought I would share a few pages from the I Heart Fall class and maybe in a week or so I can post a few from our private journals :)

 Janel made this page for me, we swapped pages, LOVE! :)

(this page was about things found around the house)

I still need to add to this page, just not sure what yet.

I'll (hopefully) be back tomorrow with the camera bag I finally purchased!!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

I have been so busy the past few days with mom visiting. We picked her up on Friday and surprised the kids. We went to the craft fair yesterday and came home and did some art journaling. Today we celebrated Kaylee's birthday with prezzies and cake!! I took so many amazing pics. Here are a few from today :)

I have so much to share this week, including the first pictures I ever took with my new camera, journal pages, some surprises and the camera bag I FINALLY decided on (from my last post). Hope everyone had an amazing weekend!

What did you do?


P.S I love my new camera like woah!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Decisions Decisions

So after looking through all the cute links from my last post, I have narrowed it down to 2 bags (that weren't even in my options)... I can't decide which one though... HELP!!!!

Found Here



Found Here

1 or 2?


P.S things that make me happy today:
-I had a salon day today (cut, color and eyebrow wax)
-UPS delivered my Nikon (I am up to my eyeballs in manuals)
-I got to work on my art journal
-A pink Brita water pitcher is on its way to me (love!!)
-My mom will be here tomorrow (double yay!!)
-Craft fair Saturday
-Kaylee's party Sunday (I see a giant cupcake in my future)

pics soon!!! (as soon as I figure out my camera!)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Looking for Cute!

I am on the search!! Looking for a super cute camera bag for my new Nikon I should have in my hands tomorrow! I have found a few cute bags and can't make up my mind. I knew the ugly black bag it comes with would not do. No way I'm spending a fortune and not look cute doing it :P So here is what I have found so far!!

From Here

From Here
From Here

From Here

From Here

Know of any online shops I could get a super cute SLR camera bag?? Also, looking for some cute camera strap covers, ideas?


Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick R Treat!

(Ironman and Fairy Princess)

Several things I worried about this year:

1. If I should skip Kaylee's costume this year (last year we spent way too much money and ended up only being out for 10 minutes before walking home because it was freezing!). When it snowed our original plan was to drive and follow Hayden from house to house (us girls are wimps when it comes to snow)

2. If I would be able to keep up with Hayden (he runs from house to house since he knows there is a time slot for free candy, sounds like me during a sale)

3. If Kaylee would have a meltdown

4. Doing this all by myself since Joseph was not here

It ended up being one of the best Halloweens ever. I put together some things for Kaylee's outfit and only ended up buying the cute sparkly shoes (she was a fairy princess). Everything else we already had. We ended up walking about half a mile and hit up all the houses in our loop and we were done in under 30 minutes. The kids came home with tons of candy and were VERY happy.

Kaylee was excellent and even said "Bye" to everyone she got candy from (while I thanked everyone). She was quite skiddish of the scary costumes people were wearing when they handed out candy. She would walk up slowly, grab up two fistfuls and then RUN back to me saying "BYE!" as she ran. It was very funny! Hayden did do a lot of running, but would wait for us after about 2 houses ahead of us. His word of the night was "JACKPOT!!" when he would get his favorite candy. OH! and every time he would get chocolate he would say "Look mom, candy for you!!!" haha!

After we got home, I loaded them up on sugar and we brushed our teeth, got into our pj's, crawled into bed and watched Backyardigans. I am so thankful everything went so smoothly. We have already picked out our costumes for next year. I'm going to be a panda, Joseph is going to be a giant cut out of China, Hayden will be a leaf and Kaylee will be bamboo. Creative right? Hope everyone had a great Halloween!!!
Here are some cute pics!!

Lots of fun, exciting things going on the next few weeks. Almost every day has something magical happening! I'll be posting often with all the awesomeness :)