Friday, May 26, 2006

Sneaky Peek and MORE RAIN latest and greatest kit is done...but you're going to have to wait a bit to see the whole's top secret!

but here's a sneaky peek just to give you a taste:

We had a nice reprieve from the was GORGEOUS here monday through thursday...and today it's humid and sticky and YUCK. I decided that since it was generally yucky outside, and Piper and I weren't going to be going for a walk, we'd head to Target, and get diapers and a bridal shower gift for the Wedding of Doom (i.e. my BIL's the girl he doesn't like, but thinks her mom is hot, so at least she'll be hot when she's older...because that's solid grounds for a marriage). Anywho. We pull into Target, and lo and behold it starts raining. Now the last time Pip and I went to Target, I got drenched, head to toe in the outright downpour that was going I wasn't exactly thrilled at the prospect of rain during this Target trip. However we made it in and out unscathed. Bridal shower gift in tow...I am actually proud of this gift. She had registered for some gardening stuff, and I found this awesome orange metal tub on sale and miraculously all of the stuff I bought fits inside it! And I only spent $50...$10 less than the $60 coffee machine I had planned on buying! So now I have to find on of those clear plastic basket wrapper thingies...or just tie some ribbon on the handles of the basket, and fill the bottom with some shredded paper or something...probably the latter.

While I'm here...might I recommend some good summer reads (and by all means if you have recommendations, PLEASE post them in the comments, I am always on the hunt for a good book).

Right now my author of the month is Jennifer Weiner. I picked up her book "Good in Bed" on an Amazon Recommendation, under the impression that it was going to be my typical romantic comedy, with a little sex thrown in for good measure...I couldn't have been more wrong. An AMAZING novel that spoke right to me...heavy-set woman dealing with the break-up with her boyfriend, who plasters their love life and relationship in general in his column in a national magazine, which she initially finds offensive, until she realizes how much he actually loved her, at which point she tries to get him back (the kicker is, he actually is a loser...but he did love her, I'll give him that...). Anywho...reading during my exams and potty breaks, I finished it in a week...which as of late, is postively DEVOURING a book. Upon finishing, I happened upon another Weiner novel at the grocery store, her most recent "Goodnight, Nobody." The first book spoke to the fat girl in me...the second book spoke to the stay-at-home-mom in me, and was yet again, another AMAZING novel. Being as I ususally subscribe to the romantic comedy view of the world, I was a tad disappointed in the ending...but so be it, still a fabulous read. SO while wandering through Target today I just happened upon another Weiner novel (ok so I was actually SCOURING the book section PRAYING that they would have one of the 2 I hadn't yet read). So today I picked up "Little Earthquakes" and can't wait to start reading it.

Which is what I will be doing in my off time most of this weekend...aside from scrapping and working on my next kit...

NO PARTY AT MILs THIS WEEKEND!! YAHOOOOOOO! BIL (the one getting married) was whining that we were just there for Mother's Day, and she was going to have us again for Father's Day, and Erica's shower is next weekend, so enough is enough, and she decided not to have a Memorial Day picnic! YAYYAYAYAYYAYYAAAY! No tastless hamburgers...No saltless potato salad....No "same chocolate chip cookies she makes for every single occasion and taste awful"

Normally that would mean that Dan and I and Pip will do something fun this weekend...unfortunately Dan is on call, and can't be far from his computer in case there were a problem....bugger...

Alrighty, off to flip the laundry and get dinner going!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Freebie Alert!

I made this kit a while ago for the Digital Freebies Spring Fling CD, and I never got around to playing with it! So I made a cute layout, and decided to share it as a quickpage! Hope you like it! If you snag it, leave me a comment :) And all the usual rules apply, no commercial use, don't hotlink it or upload to a yahoo group, if you like it and you want your friends to have it, send them here!

Here's a preview:

And here's the link:
Link 1

If it runs out, I'll update it within the 7 days period (i.e. you have until 5/30 to snag it :) )

Hope you like it!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Here he is! My new nephew!

I am quite the excited Auntie! Drove all the way down to Norwich to see my new nephew. And here he is:

and here's a picture of him with his future favorite auntie (pay no mind to my width, my jacket was sticking out on the sides, I swear I don't ACTUALLY take up that much space LOL)

I brought Ania lots of presents, which she of course admonished me for, and then thanked me profusely. Had a nice little visit, and then drove all the way back home.

Holding Radek made me realize just how much Piper has grown and changed. My uterus started to ache a bit for another baby, but I told it to shut up, and now we're all back on the same page, one kid, 2 parents, happy healthy family LOL

Off to bed

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

My baby is 10 months old....and I'm an Auntie again!

Ok, it's Piper is as old outside the womb as she was inside...sob. I can't believe how fast the time has gone. I feel like it was just yesterday (ok maybe not yesterday, maybe 2 weeks ago) that I was bringing her home from the hospital scared out of my mind, realizing how unprepared I was for this whole Mommy thing. And here I sit today, my darling baby sound asleep in her crib, thinking, I really hope no permanent damage comes from the 15 times she hit her head on the floor/wall/crib rails/playpen/my head today, gosh babies are's a good thing she doesn't bruise like I do or people would think I beat her! I think I've gotten the hang of this mommy thing...and I love it! There is nothing in the world that compares to drooly baby kisses, silly giggles, and hugs from my munchkin.


Ania (my best friend in the whole wide world) had her baby today! Radek came into the world around 5 pm, 7lb 13oz, Ania had no meds because she went from 4cm to fully dialated in 15 min, and 2 pushes and he was out! I am going to visit them tomorrow at some point...probably after Dan gets home, as the hospital only allows siblings to visit, no other children, so I can't take Piper (MIL is coming over tomorrow to watch her for a bit while I go to SJC and pick up my checks, and maybe get a pedicure, but the time that I arranged, doesn't fit in with visiting hours, and it's too late to call and change I still have to pick up the checks regardless, so I might as well leave everything as planned, and then leave Pip home with Dan after he gets home from work, run down, hug Ania and my new nephew and run back)

It's a happy day today (especially since my last final was yesterday!!!)

Friday, May 12, 2006

We're havin' a party...

At, we're all about pampering the mommy in everyone, that's why we're taking the Mother's Day Weekend to Pamper YOU!

First, starting Friday, May 12th through Friday May 19th, we're having a STOREWIDE 50% OFF SALE! Make sure you don't miss out on the FABULOUS products we have in the store, some will be as low as $1.50!

Next, also starting on Friday, May 12th, we will be giving away this FABULOUS, GIANT kit, Thanks Mom! for FREE!!

We'll be posting a link a day for the kit, make sure you don't miss a link, because each link will be available for 1 day only! The first link will be released at the Friday night Kick Off Crop with Amy at 10 PM EST! After this week, you can buy the kit in the store. PLEASE NOTE: You MUST be a registered user in the ScrapMommies forum and logged in to access these downloads. If you are not already a registered user, please register HERE.

What Else? We're having a day of crops on both Saturday AND Sunday with fun, freebies and inspiration! Here's the schedule!

FINALLY, we're having a huge layout contest and the Winner will recieve a $25 Gift Certificate to the ScrapMommies store! Our theme is "Moms as Everyday Heroes" Please see HERE for more information on how to enter!

Please see for more information!

We'll see you this weekend!