Sunday, January 18, 2009

Scrappin' the time away

Okay, so I didn't keep my 1 post/1 week resolution.....but, who's noticing anyway? Moving on......

Before my weekend crop, I hadn't enjoyed my hobby for at least 3 months. The holiday season was a very busy one for me with work and family, so I didn't have time or the motivation to set aside time to scrap. I'm participating in a few challenges over at Two Peas in a Bucket so I have plenty of inspiration to draw from. Here are some of the layouts I've completed:

My little cousin and her new hubby. There's nothing like young love.

RJ riding his favorite gift from Santa (aka, Granny) this year. This bike is all he talks about.

8 things that defined my 2008

I've really been enjoying my hobby more lately. I think it has something to do with my favorite Christmas present.....the Cricut Expression! I love this thing for it's versatility and it's no-fuss approach to diecutting. I've also been trying to use up some of my stash instead of hoarding all the cute stuff that finds it's way into my shopping cart. So far, it's been exciting to see the supplies actually get used for it's intended purpose.

That's all for now. Tomorrow we're heading to an out-of-the way seafood restaurant. I haven't been there in 6 years, but I distinctly remember it being some of the best food I've ever tasted. I'll post updates at a later time :-)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

new me!

I've decided to make a concerted effort to maintain my blog at least once a week.......HEY, baby steps first, LOL! Did you make any resolutions for 2009? I didn't make any official resolutions, but here are a few of the things that I want to accomplish this year:

  • Be more active (my ass is getting too big!)
  • Take at least 3 trips with Mr. R and RJ that require us to leave the Sunshine State
  • Obtain my PHR certification (more titles = more $$)
  • Have 1 weekend a month to Mr. R and no RJ
  • Scrap at least 4 pages a month or a total of 48 for the year
  • Experiment more with my cooking (then refer back to the top of the list)
  • Develop and STICK TO a budget plan *THIS IS A BIGGIE*
  • Tell my extended family I love them more

To make sure that I'm starting the year off right, I attended an all-day crop at my favorite local scrapbook store (LSS) on Saturday, Scrap n' Stuff ( I always have a good time there and I even manage to get some scrappin' done :-)! I'm also trying some new muffin recipes this weekend (look for updates with pics next week).

Updates on my projects:

  • The wedding is over and I thank God that it is!
  • The 2nd baby shower is over and the mommy-to-be had a blast

Here's a pic of my little man enjoying one of the waaay too many Christmas gifts his Granny got him! She never follows instructions, but then again what grandparent does? I have no idea where she found a Huffy bike small enough to fit him, but she did and he enjoys it just about everyday :-)!