Friday, December 28, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me!

I celebrated another birthday this past Christmas! Whoo-hooo!!!

I have some pictures I want to share and I haven't forgotten about the RAK I promised all of you. So sorry...something unexpected came up. All good, not to worry. Just haven't had a chance to pop in just now.

I promise to post another RAK real soon! Just wanted to say hello and hope you're all doing well this holiday season!

I'll be back real soon......for now, be safe and be good! {wink}

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Mai-Tai Recipe

As you know, I'm having a Cocktail Party on the 29th - you're all invited BTW. Well, if you can't make it, bring the party to you and here's an FANTASTIC Mai-Tai recipe to indulge in. Tried it last night, and it's out of this world! I know someone who'd enjoy this ---- missing me Rene?! {wink}


2 oz. Bacardi Rum
3 oz. Mr & Mrs. T Mai-Tai Mix
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Orgeat (vanilla flavored liquor)
1/2 oz. Vanilla Syrup
Lime juice to taste

Put all in a shaker with ice. Shake away. Pour in a nice cocktail glass, and DRINK!!!


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Thanks For Making My Day....

Yesterday I was a bit disappointed about a situation and so my reason for posting this yesterday. Then a real good friend of mine said this to me:

"Sometimes you plant the seed. Other times you get to harvest. Being a seed planter is a blessing too- remember that. Your reward will be in Heaven and God gives the best rewards of all!!"

Those were music to my ears ~ thanks for making my day!

Like I said, I count my blessings...

Thank God for friends!


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I'm Glad It Finally Clicked!

People don't listen until they're ready to listen.

Have you heard that saying before?

How many times have you given advice to people and often you think it's going in deaf ears.

Then one day you hear them say, "so and so told me such and such and I'm so glad for it". Only that the so and so and such and such isn't you?!?

I know, it's heart crushing.

But.....we have to look at it another way, so it doesn't hurt too much.

Like, at least NOW they finally get it.

It's taken me until I'm blue in the face to say the same thing to someone but it took someone else for them to listen to.


Such is life, I guess.

{dot} {dot} {dot}

I'm counting my blessings.....

Monday, December 17, 2007


Happy Monday!

DS and I went to Target this morning. They're starting to put all Christmas stuff on clearance! I finally bought a 48" wreath to go over our front door. Gotta love that Target!

If you haven't caught on yet...I love to shop. The funny thing is so does my son. My daughter I can understand....but my son?? I wonder if he'll ever outgrow it. The first thing he always tells me when he wakes up in the morning is "Mommy, can we go shopping now?!" Too funny!

We're having a cocktail party on the 29th, so I'm getting ready and buy all the necessities. You guys wanna come?! {wink}

Who here has a great recipe for Mai-Tais?? Post it!


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ode to Dan

Not sure if you all heard.....Dan Folgerberg died this morning after 3 years of battle with prostate cancer. Here's to Dan. May he rest peacefully in heaven.

Do you guys all know this song?


Met my old lover in the grocery store
The snow was falling christmas eve
I stole behind her in the frozen foods
And I touched her on the sleeve

She didnt recognize the face at first
But then her eyes flew open wide
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse
And we laughed until we cried.

We took her groceries to the checkout stand
The food was totalled up and bagged
We stood there lost in our embarrassment
As the conversation dragged.

We went to have ourselves a drink or two
But couldnt find an open bar
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store
And we drank it in her car.

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how.

She said shed married her an architect
Who kept her warm and safe and dry
She would have liked to say she loved the man
But she didnt like to lie.

I said the years had been a friend to her
And that her eyes were still as blue
But in those eyes I wasnt sure if I saw
Doubt or gratitude.

She said she saw me in the record stores
And that I must be doing well
I said the audience was heavenly
But the traveling was hell.

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to now
And tried to reach beyond the emptiness
But neither one knew how.

We drank a toast to innocence
We drank a toast to time
Reliving in our eloquence
Another auld lang syne...

The beer was empty and our tongues were tired
And running out of things to say
She gave a kiss to me as I got out
And I watched her drive away.

Just for a moment I was back at school
And felt that old familiar pain
And as I turned to make my way back home
The snow turned into rain --

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Snow and More SNOW!!!!

It's snowing again!!!! So far it looks like we have 5" covering the ground; maybe even more! But you know what?! That didn't stop me from shopping today. What is it with us girls, snow, rain nor sleet can't keep us away from shopping. LOL!

But anyway, if you like Victoria's Secret, you MUST go check them out. Either go to the store or do some online shopping, you can get these for $10 each". Enter offer code as "SLEEPTEE" and you can get one or all of them for just $10 a piece. They're super comfy and oh so cute!!! And if you sign up to get their SPECIAL announcements via email, you can also get 20% OFF your entire order. But this offer expires tomorrow, SUNDAY, so GO NOW!!!

And PSSSSST! They also have "Santa Baby" outfits there. And I'm not telling if I got some for Mrs. Claus! :}

Happy Shopping!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Eat, Shop & Drink

Hello, Hello!

Last night I went out with the neighborhood girls to do our Annual Eat, Shop & Drink festivities. It's a great way for a night out plus we get to do some shopping and a grab bag to boot! It's a lot of fun things all rolled up into one.

We started off having dinner at Stir Crazy. Had salmon in black bean and teriyaki sauce served with brown rice. Oh yeah, and of course, my mojitos. YUM! After dinner we did our grab bag. We each pick a number out of a hat, then the first person gets to pick a present. The second person, can either pick another present or steals a present that has been opened. The next person then does the same thing until all presents are opened and have a new home. As you can figure out it's best if you're the last person, cause you can have the present you really want and it's not so hot to be the first person, since your present can be stolen from you!

So guess who got #1? The one and I start. I open a small present. Big things come in small packages, you know. And what was it? A nice hand-made jewelry with shells that pick up the color of your outfit. I love it! It's mine. So player #2 goes, What does she do? YEP! She steals mine! Ahhh! I loved what I it's gone. Waah! At the end of the night I ended up with a wine stopper...and if you know me, that is a gift I can totally appreciate! Love my wine, especially reds! {wink} But lately, I have been drinking Rieslings. My favorite the Polka Dot.

After dinner, we did our shopping. We hit up the Gap, Express, Bebe, Macy's. Etc...etc....

So what do you think is next?! Drinks! of course. At The Cheesecake Factory. And of course, we had Snicker's Cheesecake, Chocolate Fudge Cake and Apple Crisp. We all shared!

Oh what a night!

How about you? Do you have a Holiday tradition you do with your girlfriends? Do tell!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: WINNER!!!!

Good Morning All!

Before I announce the WINNER of the 12 Days of Christmas Goodies, I just want to first thank you all for playing along and making me smile everyday. You all just really brightened up my day! For this I thank you very much!!!!

I hope that you all have a great day and a very wonderful holiday coming up! Speaking of which, I'm born on Christmas day {yeah, I know, eeek!}, but to make it exciting for me, and YOU, come by and I'll have another special for you guys! I won't ruin the surprise, but I'll have another RAK going on for my birthday, okee-doke?

So, OK, I know you're all dying to hear who won so here you go. The LUCKY WINNER of the 12 Days of Christmas Goodies is:

CAKVD ~ Make sure to email me and let me know your addy so I can mail this to you! ENJOY!!!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 12

And here we have it the 12th and final day of Christmas. All the guesses were great. However, just not what I had in mind. I gave you a hint.....I tried.....remember, I said? "Now, wait 'til you see what I have for Day 12. It's just the right dose to sweeten all these 11 days of treat I had collected for you. "?

Now, do you have an idea what it is?!?!?!

Here it don't tell me you don't create without snacking on one of these?!?! {WINK} I'll have one packed in with your goodies. You will have a FUN time creating now!

Post away and good luck to all of you!!! Make sure you tune in tomorrow as I post the name of the LUCKY WINNER!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 11

Now, you didn't think I'd give you stamps and tile (see Days 1 & 2) without an ink pad, did you? {wink}

So here you go, a black ink spot to complete your stash. Hope you like it.

Now, wait 'til you see what I have for Day 12. It's just the right dose to sweeten all these 11 days of treat I had collected for you. Listen here, I have something extra --- try to guess what I have for Day 12 and I will throw in three more name entries for you in the hat. That's right, I will throw in your name three more times in the hat so you get triple more chance to win; IF you guess the item right!

So post away and guess what item you think I'm going to post for Day 12!

Have a great day and stay warm. We got "Snow Day" today, except it's not really snow it's ICE, ICE baby!!! Did I just hear you sing like Vanilla Ice?!?!? LOL!


Monday, December 10, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 10

Good Monday Morning Everyone!

Hope you're all doing good so far this week. I have made great improvements in my Art Room. I can see my table! YEAH!!! OK, the challenge -- to keep it clean all week! LOL!

I can't create when my room is a mess, can you? Let me rephrase that, I can't get started creating when my room is a mess. While I'm at work, however, that's a whole 'nother story. Then by the time I'm done, it's like a tornado hit it! How about you? Do you keep things neat as you go? Or do you "let the chips fall where they may!"

Well, look what I've gathered up for you today! Some tags!!!!
These are so fun to play with. You can even use them with your Christmas gifts this year! Have FUN with them!

I know you're all happy and anxious that we're coming to a close....but I kind of like doing this. I'm going to be sad, when you guys don't visit me anymore. BUT make sure you do as I have LOTS to give-away and I may just do it, CORRECTION, I WILL DO IT every now and then. Afterall, that's why they call it a RAK {Random Acts of Kindness}, right?!

Ok so here you go....TAG!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 9

Good Sunday Morning Everyone!!!

Here's your Day 9 goodie --
Some Christmas shapes you can alter with patterned paper, beads, ribbons, flowers, anything and everything your heart desires! Have FUN posting!

What are you guys doing today? I'm organizing my Art Room. Some of you may not know, but I have converted our living room to my very own escape place. Except I can't really, since I'm surrounded by my favorite people. :) I love it though. I can really multi-task and do what I love without feeling guilty of abandoning my family. Hehehe!

So anyway, I need to reorganize and maybe it's time to visit and get rid of stuff on eBay once again.

Have a great day!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Breast Cancer Awareness Stamp

I interrupt this program to make a public announcement---

Do you know where I can get a "Hand Stamped By {insert my name here}" stamp that has the ribbon image on it so it looks like the Breast Cancer image?

I'm making cards and the proceeds will go to the cause. And I would love to stamp the cards with a "hand-stamped by Jozzie" on the back.

Please post here if you know a source.

Thanks bunches!!!

12 Days of Christmas: Day 8

Ohhh look at what goes in the box for our 8th day!!!! RIBBONS, a bunch of RIBBONS! You know what to away.

I must say, you've been really nice playing along with me here. I've gotten to know some of you better because of this. Make sure to let me know your blog names so I can visit you!


Friday, December 07, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 7

Factoid: 95% of all women that get their hair done, get their hair done before Christmas than any other holiday. They say that they get their pictures taken a lot on Christmas more than any other time of the year. So there! Go get your hair done everybody!!!! :)

On the seventh day of Christmas my Jozzie gave to me more bling bling for you my dear! HAH! I hope I got that tune on your head now so you can sing it all day! You can use these beads to add more shine to your creation! Have FUN with them! Ohhh I got an idea, maybe you can sew them in your nice under things and dance! Teeheehee! Naughty girls!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

Hey All!

Did you miss me? Sorry I'm late with this one....had to get my hair done and did a bunch of errands. OK, so where were we? Oh yeah, Day 6 -- let me see.....what do I have????Alpha stickers!

I'm sure you can use these for cards, scrapbook pages, or any altered art. So post away and this can be yours along with the other goodies!!!

Make it a good one!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 5

Good Morning All!

How's the weather by you? We got lots of snow last night and it's still snowing by me! It's sunny though so it's real beautiful and an added plus, I don't have to be I'm staying warm and toasty!

So, here's what I have in the bag for you guys today. Some yummy photo corners. Now, I know you're all creative and just because they're called "photo" corners, doesn't mean that's what you use them for. Use your imagination and make something non-conventional with them in anything that you create!

Better yet, make a list of ideas on your post for ways to use them and share your ideas with everyone that reads my blog! I'm so happy that I get a lot of traffic, especially lately.... ;)

Well, have a great day everyone and see you you all soon!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

Did anyone say flowers?!?! Well, how do these look? ....some flowers for you on Day 4!!!!


Monday, December 03, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 3

On the third day of Christmas guess what Jozzie gave to me?! Some buttons to embellish your creations with.

It really does go with the tune. Aren't you glad you're not hearing me sing this!!! LOL

So here you go, some buttons! ENJOY!!! All you have to do is post me some love and your name will go in a hat for a chance to win ALL the goodies I post for 12 days!!!! FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

12 Days of Christmas: Day 2

Well, what's an acrylic tile without some clear stamps?! So here you go....this is what you get on Day 2 of Christmas!!!! Another collection from Autumn Leaves called "three flowers". They will fit nicely in your clear tile below.

I'm sure you can all add this to your collection. One can't have too many stamps!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

12 Days Of Christmas: Day 1

Starting today and for the next 11 days, I will be putting a FUN treat in our Christmas box. This can be anything from stamping, scrapbooking, eating and anything else our heart desires. Of course, I will post photos of what they are for each day so you can drool over them.

At the end of the twelfth day, I will have my DS pick a name out of a hat. That one lucky person will then get the whole shabang! One big loot of Christmas present all for you.

So what do you do to win you ask?! All you will have to do is post comments and post some more and them some more followed by and then some. For each post you make, I will put an entry in the bag. So the more you post, the more your chances of winning!


Here's the first goodie item that goes in our Christmas box. It's a 3" x 3" acrylic block for clear stamps from Autumn Leaves! Whooo-hooo! How FUN is that?!?!?