Thursday, February 26, 2009

Come Visit My New Blog

I haven't posted to this blog in almost a year now...come see me at my new blog Striving To Be More!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

A Mary Kay online party!!!

In honor of Mary Kay Ash's birthday on May 12, I'm offering a 12% discount on any order placed at my website. This offer includes free shipping and ends on May 12. If you haven't tried Mary Kay products lately, you owe it to yourself to do so. The new mineral products are fabuloso!!!! And the skin care is really great, too. Anyway, just go to my site at and put "blog party" in the comments box so I can give you the discount. I hope to see you all there!

In other Mary Kay news, here are my party invites I made:

They turned out cute...especially the little bling on the crown tips! I need to finish the rest of them today and get them mailed out tomorrow. I finally made it to the cake decorating store yesterday and got a #805 tip that I've been wanting forever. I plan on making Billy's vanilla vanilla cuppies and using pink sprinkles. It's been awhile since I've planned for a party so this is kind of fun! :)

Oh, I got the cutest, most adorable pin toppers from Gigi at Pinks & Needles. You definitely need to check out her Etsy shop here Pinks & Needles . Here are the two that I bought:

I love them...thanks Gigi!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Takin' it back

So Miss Jessi of Scrappy Jessi has organized a "Favorite Childhood Toy Party"! I don't have any of my childhood photos here with me but I found quite a few old favs online. So let's begin...

Get In Shape Girl. I remember wearing the sweatband and leg warmers and jumping rope.

Garbage Pail Kids. I had stacks of these things. They were so gross! And I used to chew the rock hard stick of gum that came in the packs. That's even grosser! lol

I loved that could make my Moncchichi suck his thumb! I sucked my thumb til I was 5 (finally broke that habit when the school nurse told me I could get buck teeth if I didn't quit).

Baby Alive. Do yall remember this one? She came with these little packets of food that were this colored powder that you mixed with water. Then you would feed this stuff to her. A bit later she would, ahem...pee and/or poop this stuff out into her diaper. And that's not the end of it. This "food" was red, green and yellow. So that was the color of her "movements"! lol

Oh! Poochie! I loved her! She was so pretty! I had the Poochie doll, a stamp, stationary and stickers. The paper was pink and the stamp was purple. It all came in the hard pink case. I think it was heart shaped.

Pound puppies. I had a few of these. I liked how they just kind of laid there all flat and stuff. I remember one of mine was brown and he had long floppy ears.

Now the rest of these are cartoons that I watched and had the toys for. First, Rainbow Brite! I had her and her horse and the blue furry guy (can't remember his name). The blue furry guy was my favorite. I used to love to poke on his red nose and make it concave! lol

Jem and the Holograms. They rocked. I actually like The Misfits (the bad girl group) better than Jem and her posse. I had the Roxy doll ( a bad girl) and my neighbors had Jem and the yellow hair girl (the lead singer of the Misfits).

Ahh, Fraggle Rock! I really loved this show. Remember those little things would work so hard to build the city under the ground and then somebody would take a big bite of it? My mmory is really fuzzy on this one. My favs were Wimbly and Red. And who was the big guy who liked the Fraggles (would he talk to them at a well???) but his parents would freak when they saw a Fraggle? Down in Fraggle Rock! clap clap

And the lst one for the day. Gummi Bears. Gummi bears, bouncing here and there and everywhere! They would drink the gummi berry juice and then start bouncing real high.

Thanks for coming down memory lane with me. It makes me wonder toys my son will be reminiscing about when he's 30. That was fun!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

She's Crafty

Remember that Beastie Boys song? She's craf-tay (that's me singing). Except I don't think they meant crafty as in making cute crafts. And that's the kind of crafty I'm talking about. I'm feeling crafty again! Yay! I'm so excited. lol I haven't had the desire to create anything in a long time. Months. But now it's back. I signed up with Mary Kay and I'm having my "debut" party in May. I've decided to make all the invitations, centerpieces, treats and favors myself. I want everything to be pink and super froo-froo girly. The theme will be a pampering party for our inner "princesses". Each lady will get her very own rice crispy princess wand! lol I was inspired by Dena over at Sugar Shop (link in my sidebar). She made these adorable rice crispy lollipops with sprinkles. I plan on making some that are star shaped and on long dowels rather than lollipop sticks. Oh, and mine will have pink sprinkles and a pretty ribbon around the stick. Here's a picture of Dena's:

Aren't they so stinkin' cute? Love them!

I've also been totally inspired by Heather Bailey (once again, link over in my sidebar). She has a tutorial on her blog for these awesome paper globes. I've made one and plan on making a couple others for centerpieces. Here's a picture of the ones from Heather's tutorial:

So anyway, as I get stuff made I'll take pictures and post them. I'm going to put together a rough draft invitation today. I'm thinking a pink font with sheer black ribbon with white polka dots. Hmmm...maybe a little princess crown with some bling. We'll see!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I'm back, babies!

I think! ;) Life has been unbelievably hectic. So super busy. I really want to make time to keep up with my blog. We'll see how it goes. So, let's see...I took real estate courses but never took my test. I decided not to even mess with real estate right now with the market the way it is. I can look into later if I want. I did start working, though. I'm an Independent Beauty Consultant for Mary Kay now! I'm really excited about it. I've never been a big fan of the product until I tried it recently. I love it now! Truly. Anyway, if any of you want samples to try things, just let me know. I'll mail some to you. My husband started a new job a couple months ago and really loves it. He's happy so that makes me happy! lol Cade is doing wonderful. He's jus making so much progress. We've been hitting the supplements pretty hard core and this summer I'll tackle the diet issues. His autism will be a fading memory one of these days. He's going to be fully mainstreamed into kindergarten next year. Yay! I also joined the PTO board at his school...I'm 2nd Vice President. I figure if I'm donating my time to help the school then the school better be good to my baby! ;) Oh, and listen to this...I just got an email from a Christian quarterly magazine. The editor stumbled across this blog and asked me to submit an article for an upcoming issue!!! I am so stoked--I just hope I'm able to please! I haven't done any type of crafting since before we moved home 9 months ago. :( I have no mojo whatsoever. I really want to craft again but I've just been so stinking busy. It's something I need to work on. Anyway, I need to go clean up the house a bit and do some grocery shopping. I'll try to keep up with this blog and I'll try to keep up with all the others that I used to read. I've missed you all!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Holy cow, it's been almost 3 months!!!

3 months since we moved, 3 months since I've posted here, and 3 months since I've crafted! Oh my! I do have a little bit of an excuse, though. I decided to take real estate classes so I could go back to work now that Cade is in school full time. So I finally finished my classes (I haven't taken my test yet) but then I decided that I don't really want to go back to work yet! lol So here I am, with a little time on my hands. I left my mojo back in Phoenix but I'm hoping that making teacher's gifts for Christmas will bring it back. Or maybe I just need to do a little shopping! Anyway, I will try to get back in the swing of things here soon. I'll leave you with a recent picture of Cade...

Sunday, August 19, 2007

We're here finally!

We finally made it to Houston late Friday night. It was a loooooonnnng drive. Luckily we made it across the entire state of Texas without running into Tropical Storm Erin. Thank goodness for that. Anyway, it's good to be home. We're still crazy busy getting things unpacked and put into storage and all that jazz. I'll try to remember to take some pictures of the house today so I can post them here. I can't wait til everything slows down again and I can get caught up with everyone else's blog! Here's a shot of part of downtown in the evening...I love this place!