Monday, January 30, 2006

John 15:12-13 msg

Love one another the way I loved you. This is the very best way to Love. Put you life on the line for your friends. John 15:12-13 msg

My Little brother Greg (Gg) has the best love and friendship that anyone could give him. His Partner in life is an outstanding loving guy. He is taking care of a wounded soul and a heavy heart, he is making the hardest decissions a person could make. I am grateful beyond words to express the love and kindness he has shown my brother, me and my family. We don't deserve such a heart in our lives.

My Brother is dying he is at the end of his life. I am glad I got to know him a bit over the last few years. ( he had been estranged from my family for 12 years) prior to my seeking him out at the end of 2003. I know now he wasn't well when I saw him in San Fran, or any othertime I have seen him since, 2 times at Naropa in Boulder, a couple more on his way here or there through Denver.

I am struggling with all the in's outs and information coming my way. So I haven't been writing alot here - will give more details in another post.

Friday, January 27, 2006

drive with me, my everyday route

I leave for work about 7:40 -to 7:45 and I travel the same route most days though sometimes if it is very busy by the highway or if the weather is bad then I go a different route - I have about 3 alternates and this cracks my husband up, he always goes the same way where ever we are going and wouldn't think of finding alternate routes.I took myself in the rear view mirror, because everyday I look at my jaccuzzi tub in it's box in the garage and wish for it to be done. some times I look headon at it and other times I look at it in the mirror- this is going in our master bath that has been under construction for many years now. I don't know how to get it finished?? yikes!!!This washington mutual is on my way to and from work when they were building it I would tell Steven it was going to be a starbucks, much to my disapointment it is NOT! but we do our business banking at this bank and sometimes it is nice to be able to drop it off and make deposits on my way home, my boss will even let me leave early to do it and the bankers are all " kids" in this branch- they are always nice to me at 5:00 pm even if I am their last customer.
I can make it to work on time you see my dash clock says I made it. will add another post as blogger bit the big one a little bit ago while I was really getting lots of photos up.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

yesterday- in my life

so here I am - the real me not the little icon on the right with the cup, though one of the places I was yesterday was starbucks as evidenced by the 1st pictures


My favorite place to shop right now or just walk around and get ideas - super target- they opened a brand new one about 2 miles from where I work and I go ther about once a week now, the Qdoba is in the parking lot of this great big store. - more on that in a bit.

don't know if I can deal with the way I look when I take my own photo-self protrait! but here I am putting my self out there for you all. I couldn't decide it the camera really was going to take my photo in 10 seconds on the self timer mode.

this shot is better more relaxed but I tried to get the camera and my head to look right, more practice later. LOL

we have a great fast food kind of place that is my favorite mex food for lunch qdoba is the name of it, I will find a link too. ( linked )

Here is my work starbucks. If we want some for the office we come to this one, at lunch time though I have one in a near by safeway grocery store and then I can get one for free every 7th one I order! got to love free starbucks.

I took more photos on the way in today and will see about getting more durring the day today. this has actually been kind of interesting and fun.

All locations are around Arvada

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Papers, ribbon & flower from Holly McCaig's Birthday Kit at The Digi Chick.Font is Will and Grace. this is from Katie the scrapbook ladies quote blog, I just lifted it in total because it spoke to me today thanks Katie.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

show on the go, Las Vegas

the craft and hobby show is in vegas ( CHA ) Jamie blogged about it and She is leaving D-town to go there!! oh how I wish I could travel there too.
just the thought of immersing myself in the " stuff" and ideas of like minded ladies and gents. I love crafting aand think I would be in heaven for sure.

this box is from the Tim Holtz work shop I adore this and want one of my own.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

totally BUMMED

Well you all probably alreday know our boys didn't make the supperbowl today!

It really is too bad, the Steelers really did a great job and deserve to go to the superbowl, Denver was all excited and we had a spirit that we haven't seen here in a while, it would have been a blast to go all the way this year.

here is the nfl link

so Seahawks and Steelers go for the big time.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

DIY- bling bling, ring ring LOL

Gizmodo had this link today!

this is right up a scrappers alley- I esspecially hope Swamp Angel sees this - see what you can do with those beads and tacky adhesives :)

doing a happy tag dance! I been tagged by swamp angel yippee

Four jobs you've had in your life:

  • Lifeguard
  • Interior Design Assistant
  • hostess at a restaurant
  • Office Manager

Four movies you would watch over and over:

  • Romy and Michelle's h.s. reunion
  • When Harry met Sally
  • Jerry McGuire ( show me the MONEY!)
  • The Incredibles

Four places you have lived:

  • Heidleberg, Germany
  • Colorado Springs , CO
  • McMinnville, Or
  • Arvada, CO

Four TV shows you love to watch:

  • ER
  • The Apprentice
  • Trading Spaces
  • Over Haul'n

Four places you have been on vacation:

  • Monaco ( on French Riviara)
  • Barcellona, Spain
  • The Bahamas, Carribean
  • New Orleans

Four websites you visit Daily:

Four of your favorite foods:

  • Chocolate
  • Mexican food
  • Crab and Shrimp
  • Grits

Four places you would rather be right now:

  • Sipping a Chai tea with Kathryn in her hometown. ( Unidilla )
  • On a cruise ship anywhere warm
  • Sleeping
  • Bathing in my new (just a dream right now) Jetted tub (though it is still in the box in the garage! )

Four Bloggers you are Tagging:

I am getting to the end of this cycle

instead I am going to take on Scott with these catagories in Jeopardy
If anyone were to challenge me to any of these catergories in Jeopardy, I'd whoop them. ;)

1) Ink - for offset presses
2) teenage boy anxiety
3) all things peppy le pew
4) Jerry Mcguire ( you had me from Hello-I'll take chick flicks for 100 Alex)
5) Piling instead of filing ( I knkow all there is to know on how to find anything in a stack or pile)
6) How to make a dinner for 6 with what is leftover and in the pantry or freezer, after an 8 hour work day. I'll take what is that secret ingredient for 500 Alex!
7) Making ends meet when your ex-doesn't pay.

thanks for the inspiration Lynette and Scott and Jamie- and many more who have already done this fun Tag.

1000 journal's con't

I found a little link on a altered book message board- it lead me here to inspired to write
The author of the zine, and site was sharing a way to make a little difference in the world, so I though yes this appeals to me, and I joined her group, who's goal is to create 1000 or more little journals, gather them together, and then sell them for a worthy cause.

I have been busy writing and typsetting my church's bullitin- and haven't been keeping up with the news here on my blog, I will try to post more after I have slept.. off to bed with me now.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

ring a ding, bling

here we go- a bling bling ear ring! bluetooth for me?
The Pink Diamante Bluetooth headset

see other posts this blog

here and here

I am facinated by these- diamond encrusted phones


this has been a long week. GET ER DONE DENVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

for Scott

this is a link to the flat iron building- in your city

you inspired me! and can you beleive, I have been subscibed to this daily dose of imagery for a while and he is in canada- toronto too- quite lovley his photos are great!

I think I need to put your city on my list of places I want to visit. Thanks

by the way

go Broncos !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

hh and hair!

she spent all her money from christmas on this little make your hair have streaks thingy from conair-- LOL she adores the highlights.

here are before and after shots

Sunday, January 08, 2006

I love me some Stacy Julian

the big picture
I can't get enough of this book. it is about 20.00 bucks and so worth it. I loved her concepts before when she first came out with simple scrapbooks-25 meaningful memorey books you can make in a weekend. I used that book for inspriation to teach mini scrapbook classes at a LSS. I had a blast, making lots of little books. I gave away lots of little journals and minscrapbooks to many of my friends.

So this book is inspiring , because she revisits again the concepts she has maintained in all her endevers even the editing of " Simple Scrapbooks Magazine' And that is that you really don't have to scrap every picture, you can give yourself permission to scrap out of order, use a story and illustrate it with photos, or just be yourself in your own books. Great news and Freedom from a great author on my very favorite subject.

Friday, January 06, 2006

delinquent in posting

I am tired and busy and hardly have a moment for myself these days. I have the churches weekly that I am doing in my " spare time" and regular work- 40 or more hours a week.

I am working toward a new project or two, I bought " the big picture" by Stacy Jullian She is a great author and this book is very inspiring.

I am off to bed, will post more tomorrow

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

here's yurrrr sign!

can you believe it - my Friend K8 - love her by the way- sent me this a while back and I can't remember if I bloged it or not! but I love this sign- it is all mine.
she's the best, her cards make me smile and laugh and I have been delinquent in return- but look for some cards soon my friend.

another basic grey pail

the top paper is from ki and bottom is from making memories there is a piece of off white ribbon and icicles at the top of the papers. most of the ribbon at top is ki and the one around the middle.
this box I gave to my friend Karen at Christmas with scriptures and cards.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

two by two meme for Kate

Two names you go by
1. Tamara
2. Queue_t

Two things that scare you
1. Fire
2. ghouls/devils

Two of your everyday essentials 1
. moisturizer for face
2. thickening hair gel

Two things you are wearing right now
1. purple Crocs
2. purple vest

Two favorite songs (at the moment)
1. I’ll be there – Martina Mcbride
2. somewhere over the rainbow, IZ

Two things you want in a relationship (other than real love)
1. Integrity- walk the talk
2. Humor

Two truths
1. Actions speak louder than words.
2. death and taxes.

Two things that really tick you off!!
1. defending liars.
2. problem children.

Two physical things that appeal to you (in the opposite sex)
1. six pack abs.
2. nice eyes.

Two of your favorite hobbies
1. Photography/Scrapping
2. Reading

Two things you want really badly
1. more style.
2. A new job.

Two places you want to go on vacation someday
1. Paris
2. Hawaii

Two things you want to do before you die
1. Get a job doing something that interests me makes me happier.
2. win the lottery – or get big money.

Two ways that you are stereotypically a dude/chick
1. I cry like a girl.
2. I dress like a girl.

Two things you are thinking about now
1. what can I do with the dead probe?
2. can we find another car. Get the Subaru registered?

Two stores you always shop at
1. Target
2. Archivers