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Sunday, December 18, 2011

right now...

weekly sunday post!

right now i am…
watching:  well i had to pause and pull out the i-pad. i had almost forgotten about this weekly post. i had to pause miracle on 34th street. love it. 
eating:  a frito pie, yum.
drinking:  fresca
wearing: PJ's, thick socks...I'm cold!
avoiding:  MY LAUNDRY! it's time. i'm starting to run out of socks and some undergarments...LOL.
feeling: blessed and loved :)
missing:  my husband. spend too much time with him this weekend, that when he's not around for acouple of hours I miss him dearly.
thankful:  for all my wonderful friends that came to support the paper passion/Blossom open house. I love them!
weather:  again, BI-POLAR; cold, rain,hot, warm, cold....BLAH!
praying: for all those young kids who don't have a family this time of year.
needing:  to stay away from the cupcakes in my kitchen
thinking: is it going to rain again because my car really needs a wash...
loving: LIFE!

and you?  what are you up to?

i know i said no blogging on sundays but if there's time, why not!

Friday, December 16, 2011


i've missed several weeks of insta-friday. the only excuse is that i haven't been taking enough pics with my app. i'm so busy these days, that time to actually stop and snap has become harder. i will try my best to take more pics. i did take a pic this week that represents the spirit of Christmas.
my girls got together the presents i purchased for a foster child up in austin, tx.
i explained to them what we are doing for this young boy who doesn't have a realy family but does have people that care alot, like us. they were so excited and proud of themselves. really, it's the least we can do because we are very blessed and with our blessings we like to help. i hope the young boy enjoys his presents. actually, i know he will. and that my friends is my instagram photo for the week. no other photo could have been better.

i'm getting things prepared for my open-house tomorrow. i am very excited. i actually had some early-birds come and look yesterday and they loved what they saw. YAY :)
above is the info, in case you're interested. i cannot wait for tmrw.

and this weekend, 2 date nights with my love.

feeling very blessed right now.

peace and blessins',

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I'm linking up over with Lindsay at The Pleated Poppy. If you're new to my blog, please don't think I do this because I love myself and love to take pics on a daily basis. That is so not the case. If it were really up to me I'd stay in my PJ's and work like that all day. So, I decided to do as Lindsay does and link up to her blog. I do this in an effor tot get me out of my PJ's and robe and put on some comfy clothes, trying to look stylish at the same time. I also list where the clothes are from! Lindsay does it so I'm thinking I should too.

here we go!
work all day!
cardi, gap
tank, NY&Co
Jeans, Old Navy
Slippers, Old Navy
necklace, Silpada

workout gear, although the working out part didn't happen :(
top, Old Navy
tank underneath, Old navy
pants, Gap
tennis, Nike FreeRun

work all day!
the whole outfit, Old navy
shoes, Gianni Binni, Dillards

Yes, I like Old Navy clothes. Can you tell? It's affordable and cute, sometimes.

Thank you for stopping by.
I have several things to get done before I leave the house for some errands.

peace and blessins',

Monday, December 12, 2011

hello monday...

hello to this kinda-nice weather! nice because it only comes once a year and kinda because you can't really do much. we had planned to go fishing but couldn't. instead we stayed in on sunday and watched netflix movies ;)

hello to getting my christmas shopping done this week. next year what i have planned to do is just christmas shop all year, that way im not there last minute! if i see something i like for someone, i'll just get it. no worries :)

hello to the my littles and their last week of school! they are super excited because apparently there is lots of TV viewing to catch up on. they love netflix!

hello to work, work, and more work! not complaining, more like excited.

hello to a dinner date with my hubby and his co-workers this friday night.

hello to stalking the martha stewart cookie app for the perfect cookie recipe for my cookie exchange party. can't wait to bake :)

hello to all of you and i hope you have a great week! thank you for stopping by.

peace and blessins',

Sunday, December 11, 2011

right now

stole this idea from lindsay, who got it from a bunch of other bloggers around the internets:
right now i am…
watching:  gilmore girls. during the day it's all i watch. at night, totally different story. i keep up with all my favorite reality shows, the real housewives is my favorite, all cities.
eating:  just finished a chorizo & egg taco.
drinking:  COFFEE!
wearing: my favorite PJ's. gray flannel. the top have a pocket which is great for carrying my cell phone, candy, kleenex...you know small important things!
avoiding:  updating my login/password spreadsheet to all the accounts i have created online. whether it be bills, stores, emails, etsy account...the list can go forever.
feeling:  AWESOME!
missing:  nothing, no one!
thankful:  for a husband who went to work for 4 hours this AM, gets home with groceries and makes me a delicious breakfast and some STRONG coffee.
weather:  BI-POLAR; cold, hot, warm, cold....BLAH!
praying:  everyday for the same people. the ones i love the most.
needing:  a new TV for the workarea. one with a DVD player so i can watch gilmore girls all day and who's the boss :) oh and Uggs! oh and Christmas shopping. hoping to get it done on wednesday. from 8-2:30!
thinking: i need better organization for this workspace.
loving: sophie and her cheer team! abby and her need for MOM. david and his patience. my new work desk. my new bath soap and robe. loving friends. the idea that david and i have a couple of date nights this month.

and you?  what are you up to?

i think i'll make this a weekly Sunday post.
i know i said no blogging on sundays but if there's time, why not!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

what i wore wednesday!

its wednesday! or in my world, "wine down wednesday" :)
time for another WIWW. in case you're new to the blog, WIWW is where I post pics of myself because i love myself and think im beautiful in an effort to get me out of my PJ's and into some nice clothes. I usually don't take WIWW pics on saturdays or sundays because i may stay in PJ's those 2 days, kidding. I kinda feel like this part of my "work" and i choose not to work those days if i dont have to. ok, here we go!

shirt: Gap
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Target
Scarf: Gap 
All you can see is my shirt and that is my Thirty-One Gifts rep shirt!
Jewelry: Silpada
I'm wearing jeans, Old Navy & shoes from Bouchique 
Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: Gap
Flats: Gianni Binni
Necklace: Forever 21 & my new favorite!

That's it 3 pics, BOOO! It's been a crazy week.

Sophie & her Godmother!
The baby in that tummy was born yesterday!
Of course, she's beautiful!
One of the happiest days of my life!

I'll be back to work today. Creating some baby boy western baby shower invites.
Soon, I'll get started on some Mickey Mouse invites. Also, other orders such as toppers and centerpiece labels. Lots of FUN stuff to keep me happy and busy and out of the stores.

Have a wonderful day!
Thank you for stopping by.

peace and blessings,

Monday, December 5, 2011

hello monday...

hello new day, new week!

hello to Christmas countdown.

hello to my new FB fans! paper passion is almost at 400 :)

hello to pics from this weekends event where I had a booth!

i had a really good time. i met some really nice people. got lots of compliments. thankful to everyone who stopped by and to those that helped me setup. i worked really hard prepping for this event. my next big show is scheduled this month. im really excited about this one. i have invited friends and family to come to my house for an open house viewing of my products. i will be working extra hard to prep for this wonderful event. 
i have exactly 2 weeks to prep :)

hello to this beautiful weather. i love sweaters and this is the perfect sweater weather. i hope it hangs around.

oh, say hello to my new work tool!

hello, mr. bad boy torch! pretty powerful tool. a gift from my dad. a little scared to use it. i received it on thursday, took it out of the box friday, put it back in the box right away, and its still in there. a little hesitant. i don't want to burn my hands, eyebrows, or the HOUSE!

hello to new Blossom Blooms! in the pic with Mr. Bad Boy Torch, you can see felt circles. 100% wool felt, so soft! Wear one bloom or several blooms together for a pretty fabulous accessory to add to your outfits!

i hope you all have a wonderful week!

what are you saying "hello" to today?

peace and blessings!

Friday, December 2, 2011


it's time to share some cell phone pics that were taken last week and this week.


pic with Santa! And the most beautiful Santa display at Bass Pro.

telling Santa what they want! That took forever, they want EVERYTHING!

taking a shopping break at Bass! i love him! 

admiring the fish!

in line for the carousel!

la cantera mall! black friday, all gap 60% off. I HAD FUN!

sophie with her new BuildABear! DC Cheerleader!

work! paint, all over. FUN!

ooooo, aaaaaah! does this ribbon holder look store bought? YES it does but can you believe hubby made it. he's awesome. and you see all those spools on the right? yes, i need more of these fixtures to hold all my ribbon. i love ribbon!

that's it for instagram pics. overall it was a great week.

i'll be back monday! no blogging on the weekends.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

coffee talk...

time for some coffee talk, my other favorite type of talk. my other favorite is wine talk.

i'm on my 2nd jumbo size coffee cup this AM. a little tired. not getting enough sleep. this new "job" has me working more than i have even worked IN. MY. LIFE!

how are you feeling today? don't forget to say your prayers and take your vitamins. my daily vitamins consist of B12(did you think this energy comes naturally?), zinc because it helps with the stress acne and my immune system, keeps me from getting sick, and an Omega3 because i don't eat very healthy so this replaces my bad habit of not eating healthy foods. well enough about vitamins, kinda boring but my dad would probably say otherwise. it seems like the man has a GNC inside his home. just like people say my craft room looks like a mini-Michaels/Hobby Lobby, which by the way is a fun compliment!

emotions/feelings: this thanksgiving holiday, i was on an emotional rollercoaster. i was in heaven at my parents house. this is why:
gorgeous property where my girls have the best time. they can run outside, ride their bikes, and feed deer!
then the second its time to say goodbye i hug my mom and cry uncontrollably like a child. it still seems so unreal that they don't live near me. i haven't taken this long distance family relationship very well. its been 3 years since they've moved. i wasn't prepared for this move so when it happened it was shocking and i guess you can say im still in shock. i wish for alot of things but having them here with me is what i wish for the most. i understand they have this new life and its a beautiful life but i'm having a hard time dealing with this separation. and that's where prayer kicks in. i pray that the Lord takes care of them over there.
grateful to have David, my husband. he knows its been hard for me and has been there to ease my pain.

we are headed back to visit soon and im excited to go. gotta be strong this time when i say my good-bye's. crying like a child scared my mom. i just reassured her that life is wonderful because it is and its just hard to leave them.

3rd cup of coffee!

off to create i go! still prepping for this wknd's show. excited, nervous, scared but overall happy for this opportunity!

Good day! XOXO