Wednesday, August 29, 2007

For all you tea drinkers out there.....

I have discovered the best tasting tea ever! It's called Revolution tea! Have you heard of it? We went to P.F. Changs for dinner last week and I had the Tropical Green Tea. YUMMMO! Check out their website. I just placed an order and I can't wait to get them. I ordered all the samplers!

So far the Tropical Green Tea is my favorite! Is it any wonder????

Thursday, August 16, 2007

My Photography Goals

I have been frustrated long enough in not knowing how to take great photo shots. Mostly, they're all trial and error. But you know, there are so many resources available to us, right here on the internet. So, I've finally decided to take time to learn. I'm so happy about that!

Anyway, here are some plans I have in the works...

1) I'm taking an online course to learn how to use my digital camera. My goal is if I master this, I will buy myself a digital-SLR, finally! I put it off before as I couldn't justify spending so much if I didn't know how to use it. Now I have a motivation... It's a WIN/WIN, yes?

2) Learn how to use my Photoshop Elements 4.0. There's also an online course I can take. Basically, it's a subscription to newsletters and such so I can learn how to use this software. This way, I can enhance the photos I take and make for a very compelling layout.....which leads me to goal #3......

3) Organize photos that I have taken that are still sitting in my harddrive. I need to do the following: (a) pick out which needs to be scrapped, then edit those, (b) print out the ones that aren't going to be scrapped and (c) delete the ones that will be neither. Do this SOON!

Stamp & Scrap Trivia Question #4

We're already on question #4! Go here! Come play with us at The Chalet!

Stamp & Scrap Trivia Question #3

Question #3 is right here! These girls are FAST! They know their trivia! Ready for the challenge? Go visit us at The Chalet!

Stamp & Scrap Trivia Question #2

Question #2 posted right here! Make sure to check us out!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

SU! Shirt Give-away!

Shown here are two Stampin' UP! T-shirts that I am giving away to anyone interested. It's hardly worn, very clean, no stain, smells exquisite and it's free! Great for any SU! demonstrator that wears a size Small or Medium. These seem to run big as they were kind of big on me. It's made of a stretchy material too.

Just pay for shipping. Local inquiries only please. Send me an email via the sidebar on my blog!

Stamp & Scrap Trivia Question #1

Posted right here! Prizes are given at The Chalet! So sign up and join our family!

Good Luck!

Physical Trainer?

My new quest.... yes, I have been thinking about the possibility of me becoming a Physical Trainer. Why not? I have a Food & Nutrition Bachelor's degree. I worked as an Aerobics Instructor for several years. I'm fit, I'm healthy and I eat well (hah! for the most part anyway).

The first part of seeing whether I stick with this plan or not is go work out regularly again. I want to get it back in my blood. I remember working out so much that when I didn't I go through withdrawals. So I want to get active again and exercise a lot to make it a habit. I figure I have 30 days to do that.

Then after that, I want to look into hiring a Personal Trainer myself. Just to get an idea of the different styles and approach of different trainers. This will help me see it from their perspective. Maybe I'll get first-hand experience and see if this is something I want to do.

Once I figure that one out, then I'll look into certification. When I complete it is entirely up to me. The more time I give it, the earlier I will finish the course.

My family is supportive of my desire. So we'll see where this goes. Wish me luck guys and pray that I stick with this venture. I will keep you posted along the road of my adventure....

'Til then....

Stamp & Scrap Trivia Game at The Chalet!

I posted a NEW GAME CHALLENGE at The Chalet! Click here to take you directly to the link!!!

It’s Stamp & Scrap Trivia Week! Whooo-hooo! Here’s how we’re going to play this game. Throughout the week, from August 15th thru the 22nd, I will post some Trivia questions at varying times during the day. The object is for you to come up with the correct answer and be the first one to PM it to me. Note that on some days, I will have more than one question. So the key is to check us out often!

You will get points as follows:

5 points = be the first person to PM me with the correct answer.

1 point = for other PMs I get with the correct answer. BUT only until I get a winner. Once the winner is more points will be given and no more PMs will be honored.

So you have to be QUICK in PMing me the correct answers to get points!

What do you WIN?!

$5 gift card from The Chalet = goes to the person with the most points by August 22nd.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER = all the participants will be eligible to win! So remember, the more you participate, the more your chances of winning this fabulous prize we have for you!!!

How do you WIN?!

All you need to do is stay tuned at The Chalet every day this week so you won’t miss the questions. I will post it under "Stamp & Scrap Trivia Question #". Remember, be the first person to PM me with the correct answer to get your 5 points! Oh yeah, one important thing to remember -- your PM must have “Trivia Question # (indicate which question number it is)" on the subject line.

How do you know if you WIN a Trivia question?!

I will post the correct person’s response under that post. That will also be your clue to know that the next Trivia question will be posted shortly after that!


Hope that all makes sense! Post any questions you have here. Otherwise, keen up on your scrapping and stamping know-how and play with us! Here's some hint on getting the correct answers --- Use any available resources you have in front of you!

Oh yeah, one more thing, I’m a stickler to following directions. So make sure you do! Ciao!!!


Sunday, August 12, 2007

ISO: Wooden Dish Drainer

No, it's not a book, it's not even a bird! But I am in search of a wooden dish drainer. Not a dish rack, but just a wooden one that can lay flat on my countertop that I can use to dry dishes on. Then when I’m done, I can stash it away. I haven’t had any luck googling. I don’t want one like the photo attached. Just a flat one that almost looks like a large wooden slat trivet.

Can you help? If you find the one I'm looking for, post a link here and I'll send you a nice RAK! ;) Promise!


Guess what time it is?! I've been sitting here for the past four hours learning how to use my digital camera. There's this neat website called Creative Learning Zone from Epson and I'm learning a lot so far. Uhmm, I've also been blogging so you'd know if I have visited your site 'cause there will be comments from me.

If I haven't heard from you in a while, I would love to know what's been going on. Post me a comment or email me, I'd love to hear from you.

Hope all is well! Oh yeah, if you have a digital camera, make sure to visit Creative Learning Zone and learn something new!


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Song Lyric...

Here's another Chalet Blog Challenge......If you could be a song, what would you be?

This one sticks to mind from many moons ago! We joked about this among friends.... you had to be there!

She's into superstitions black cats and voodoo dolls.
I feel a premonition that girl's gonna make me fall.
She's into new sensations new kicks in the candle light.
She's got a new addiction for every day and night.

She'll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain.
She'll make you live her crazy life but she'll take away your pain
like a bullet to your brain. Come On!

Upside, inside out she's livin la vida loca
She'll push and pull you down, livin la vida loca
Her lips are devil red and her skin's the color mocha
She will wear you out livin la vida loca Come On!
Livin la vida loca, Come on!
She's livin la vida loca.

Woke up in New York City in a funky cheap hotel
She took my heart and she took my money
she must've slipped me a sleeping pill
She never drinks the water and makes you order French Champagne
Once you've had a taste of her you'll never be the same
Yeah, she'll make you go insane.


She'll make you take your clothes off and go dancing in the rain.
She'll make you live her crazy life
but she'll take away your pain like a bullet to your brain. Come On!

Now, do you remember who sang this song?! ;)

Me? a T-shirt?

One of my Blog Challenges at The Chalet is if I were a T-Shirt what would it say?

Well....I've always been a do-er. I never ever want to wonder how things may have been I just do it! So did you guess then what my T-Shirt would have said? Yep, you got it......the Nike Ad of "Just Do It"...that would be me.

My sister sent me a nice surprise in the mail which I got in the mail the other day...check out my T-shirt! Yep, my hubby's name is Kurt. LOL!!! Of course there's Connor who just had to be in the picture! :)

Card Sketch - 0807

Hello Girls!

I posted this at The Chalet but feel free to make your own. Just make sure to give me credit for the sketch! ;) If you join us at The Chalet you can also WIN great prizes too!

Well here you go...


Here's a card sketch to take a mini-break from making some layouts. Just make any size card and use some scraps of patterned paper, any left-over embellishments and place your greeting anywhere on your card! This sketch is mainly a guide for your card.

So make your cards, and upload it in the gallery by midnight at the end of the month. The more cards you make, the more chances of you winning! So get creating! Remember to link it back here so we can leave you some love!

Happy Card Making!

The Chalet's Blog Challenge - 0807

I posted this at The Chalet but feel free to do the challenge with us! But read further.....if you join us at The Chalet you can also WIN PRIZES!!!


Hello People! Ready to do some BLOG CHALLENGE WITH MOI!?!? Read on!!

Did you know that having a blog is like having a place for your friends to come visit you without you having to clean, get dressed or cook up some snacks?! But how do you ensure that your friends do come and enjoy their visit?

Well, one way is to have fresh content on there so when they come and visit, they have something to read and catch up on without you having to do any of the above I mentioned. So how can you have fresh content on there? Here’s Jozzie to the rescue!!

Do the Blog Challenge with me so your friends and web surfers out there can and will enjoy reading your blog. Look below and do as much of the challenges I’ve listed. When you’re done, link and post under this thread to let me know which you’ve done. There are two ways you can WIN! (1) The one with the most points at the end of the month, will be our Blog Challenge Winner and (2) All entrants have a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE from the Chalet! So keep tabs of your points! Just like any of the challenges here at the Chalet, the more you participate, the greater your chances of winning something FUN!

Here's how you win points. You get 1 point for every entry you post on your blog. Include a photo for each entry you get 1 extra point. Sorry, but this is for new entries only. Entries already posted in your blog from the past, are not eligible for new points. Remember you have to link back here and all posts must be in by August 31st at midnight!

Ready? Here we go. Here are some possible blog entries. I have listed 30 topics here, so you can have one fresh entry for the whole month! WOW! That’s a possible 30 to 60 points! AND…your friends will have something FUN to read everyday! COOL huh? Good luck everyone!!!!

1. One scrapbook item you cannot live without!
2. My most favorite indulgence
3. Blog about your parents
4. Complete this sentence, “In High school, I Was The One Most Likely To….”
5. 5 Random Things About Yourself
6. Blog about your scrapbooking room.
7. It’s good to let the child in each of us come out from time to time. What is a child-like activity you like to participate in?
8. Reminisce about your favorite childhood memory?
9. Do you have a childhood friend? Are you still in touch?
10. Talk about a life-changing experience
11. What is your most prized possession?
12. Is there something you haven’t learned to do yet as an adult? Why not?
13. If you were a T-Shirt what would it say?
14. If you could be a song which one would you be?
15. What magazines do you subscribe to? Give us a review of it.
16. What was the last movie/video you’ve seen? Give us a review of it.
17. Are you a junk-food junkie? Blog about it.
18. List 5 scrapbooking dos and don’ts.
19. 5 things I want to tell my spouse.
20. Write about something you love to do with your children.
21. Write about your favorite actor/actress.
22. Write about your favorite author.
23. Is there anything exciting happening in your life right now? Share it with us!
24. Love/Hate Relationship. Write about it! EX: I love a clean house. I hate cleaning!
25. Write about your best friend.
26. Do you have a nighttime ritual with your kids?
27. When was the last time you went on a date night? Where did you go?
28. What’s your favorite food?
29. What’s your favorite drink?
30. Where do you love to shop? Give us a review of it!

Oh yeah and one more thing --- the idea is for you to have a blog entry every day, so you may not combine more than one topic per entry!

Now get BLOGGING!!!


Visit and post a comment on your friends blogs and receive a point for doing so. You get a point for every comment. So the more you visit and comment, the more points you can get. So get commenting!!!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Sorry Guys!

I'm so bad....I challenged the girls at The Chalet about blogging more and here I am with stale-dated content. I promise to get back on and post some stuff. I just wanted to post a quickie to let you know that I'm here. I'll post soon and please come back again...OK?

I'll have some goodies for you.... ;)

Love you guys!