Monday, July 26, 2010

Meet Me on Monday

A bit late in the evening but it's still Monday!

1. What one food could you eat every single day?
Red raspberries.  I could roll in them.  I could sleep in them.  Mix them with sour cherries and you have a religious experience of a pie.

2. Do you wear glasses or contacts?

3. What kind of cell phone do you have?
A sad, bad, old thing that should have been retired earlier this year.  However, as much as I'd LOVE to have an iPhone, it doesn't make sense and the data charges are nutty.  Instead, I kept my 2yr old phone and got a $100/15hr credit on it.  5mos later, and I still have 6hrs left on it.  Definitely a sensible, though boring, investment.

4. What did you have for dinner last night?
We went to a friend's house for a picnic.  They had yummy pulled pork, smoked chicken, salads and a mango-black bean salsa that yes, again, I could have rolled in. 

5. What is your favorite candy?
There's not just one.  Peppermint patties, Reese's PB cups (NOT dark!), Cathedral windows, 5th Avenue, and and and.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Halloween 2010?

The Boy went to an "Alien Party" at the library today.  Unfortunately, he didn't do too well at it but the costume came out kinda cute.  The UFO is just a kid's floatie/inner tube covered with super-shiny duct tape that I found at Michaels and some colored electrical tape, punched out in various shapes and sizes.  I would have loved to have him in all plain-green clothes but maybe for Halloween... saying of course he's willing to wear the UFO for more than 12 seconds at a time!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Meet Me on Monday

1. What is your favorite sandwich?
Tough one.  Egg salad?  A good chicken salad?  A killer burger? 

2. What is stashed under your bed/mattress?
Books that have been shoved aside in favor of others.

3. What is your favorite flower?
Honeysuckle- LOVE that smell!

4. What is your favorite magazine?
Food Network

5. How often do you weigh yourself?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

3rd Birthday Robotz, pt. 2

You may remember I recently did some bday invites that I wasn't wild about:
Well, I'm happy to say that I'm quite a bit happier with the thank yous.  Yea!

I again used the CPS Card Sketch, 175 in this case.  I kept this card simpler, particularly the robot, due to time constraints, and I like it a lot more.  I'm not sure it's TOTALLY "clean and simple" with the background, but I'm also going to enter this in the Card Style Clean and Graphic Challenge over at Moxie Fab.  You should go have a look!  Honestly, it's late and that's about all there is to tell so I'll leave it at that.  :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Meet Me on Monday

1. What do your normally eat for breakfast?
Whatever I'm feeding the munchkin typically- cereal, waffle, bagel, the occasional homemade pancake, oatmeal, PopTart...

2. What kind of car do you drive?
An orphan. A Saturn VUE.

3. Have you ever met a famous person(s)?
Briefly spoke with Mike Farrell and was hugged by the Orioles mascot.

4. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Depends on the day but too many Ben & Jerry and PSU Creamery flavors to name (or even remember).  Of course, B&J and PSU Creamery are sort of the same thing (look up B&J's history if you're scratching your head.)

5. Which TV Channel do you watch the most?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Upcoming giveaways

At A Bittersweet Existence
  •  Victorinox Santoku Knife:  If you're not familiar with the name, Victorinox= Swiss army knives.  Need I really say more??  There's a new line of ceramic blades out there and they look FAB!
  • LeCreuset Casserole: This one I'm telling you about but I'd really prefer you didn't enter because I REALLY want it!  :)  I love LeCreuset!  I have their square lidded baker and LOVE it... and it desperately needs a companion!

At Chubby Cheeks Thinks
Fingerprints on the Fridge

Momma Told Me

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bday card for MIL

Trying to stay ahead of the game at least by a week or so, I just finished my MIL's bday card.  I used CPS-Card Sketches' sketch 174 for it.

I'd love to get a better crop but the problem with upgrading a computer is sometimes, older software like Photoshop 5.0 won't work with it.  *sob!*  It's a bit hard to see but the pink paper is covered with vellum and the stamping in on the vellum to give a bit of depth.  The 3d flower actually has 3 layers, a dk. pink on directly on the card, the light pink attached directly to it but curled a bit, and another dk. pink curled, offset and pop-dotted.

I used
Paper: pink & white, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose (SU), Vellum,
Stamps: Delight in Life, Wonderful Words (SU)
Ink: Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Craft White (SU)
Other: SU punch, White gel pen, PopDots, Vellum tape

Big CHA Sale at A Crafty Little Place/Die Cuts r Us

Check it out!  The Getting Ready for CHA sale where all items included in the sale are 40-50% off through Monday, July 12th.  Buttons, Thickers, Spellbinders, pens, stamps, and more!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It's Getting Hot in Herre!

Ok.  Truth be told, I really hate that song by Nellie but since I also hate hot weather, these days, it seems SO appropriate.  Last week, I didn't take the Boy to the pool because it was too cool for it.  We stuck to the lake/beach and he played on the jungle gym.  Tomorrow, we were going to go check out Land of Make Believe and hope the water park area was enough to combat the 100 degree temps (at 10:30 this morning, my car thermometer registered 100, at 5:10 this afternoon, 104.  YUCK!).  However, since the ozone index is in the middle shade, a warning of unhealthy atmosphere, we're going to put it off a day, hide in the local pool and try again on later in the week when being on a few rides and in and out of the water won't be SO oppressive in the balmy 91 they're calling for.

Recently, this is me:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Meet Me On Monday!

 1. What is your favorite Fast Food Restaurant?
Hate to say it but it's GOT to be McDonalds- LOVE their fries and Filet-o-Fish sandwiches.  Their Mushroom Swiss Angus burgers aren't bad either!  Most importantly, I've recently discovered the joy (and some trepidation) at letting the boy run loose in one of their play areas at a local restaurant.  He generally naps afterwards.  How can I NOT love that?!  A close 2nd would be Taco Bell though I have to be in the mood for it.

2. If given a complete freedom to start afresh, what profession would you choose and why?
I'd love to get back where I intended to be: Technical Director for a computer animation company (Pixar (now part of Disney) would be my #1 choice.)  I always considered being a party planner but I don't want to give up evenings, weekend, holidays and summers. 

3. Do you prefer your toilet paper to come over the roll or under the roll?
Under.  Definitely.

4. What was your favorite tv show as a child?
Not sure I remember but I know the Sunday night Disney movie was a fav and I always watched Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
5. What is your favorite Summer drink?
Cold, light wines, froo-froo drinks (pina coladas, mudslides, grasshoppers), lemonade... so many possibilities.