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This is what I consider my scrapbook blog!! Anything scrapbook related that I do, you will see it here!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's been a year! WOW!!

So I'm just surfing the web, checking out some new stuff and pondering all the little things in life when I decide to create a blog for my photography business! Why haven't I done this yet? Oh wait, I have a blog, hahaha. So I log on and take a look at what was going on in my life the last time I updated my blog. It was a rather desperate blog and a little depressing. I have come so far since this time last year!

I was pondering what I was going to do with my life and trying to make some decisions about what and where my life should be and go. I enrolled in college and to date, am 1 class short of my AA, which I am taking this Summer. I am transferring to the local 4 year university in the Fall to finish my BS in Journalism and have plans to attend UF Law school after that. I am in such a better place this year! My husband is now officially a police officer and things are starting to really pick up for us. Emotionally and financially.

I am teaching cake decorating classes and a local high school's community education department and really enjoy meeting the different people and teaching them what I know. I am very excited to begin my special 8 week summer course featuring Wedding Cakes! Many people are excited to experiment with Wedding Cake design and I am excited to teach them.

My photography business is picking up and I am having more fun taking family and wedding photos for the many people who select me as their photographer! I have newborn shoots scheduled and a wedding in June.

Just getting up in the morning is easier knowing I'm not giving up. I'm going to make this thing called life work for me and my family. I have dreams and desires that I will make happen. With God supporting us and our decisions, I am more confident we can make this happen!

Classes start on Monday, so I hope to post more, but can guarantee nothing! :) Good Night all and remember to just keep living!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year..... New Me.....New Plans....

Well, Day 2 of 2010 is well under way and I am seriously trying to figure out my life! After nearly 6 months of waiting, hoping and praying... Mike will be starting the JSO Police Academy Training program. So we will finally have an income again. I have never been more relieved!

But now to more pressing concerns. As I have vowed never to be left in this situation again, I am unsure as to what to do with the remainder of my existence. Do I venture back to college as a non-traditional student? Do I start a business? Do I pursue a career in music? With all of these options, I have never been more confused! The facts are fairly simple. I love to sing and I have a great voice, I love photography, I am incredibly smart and resourceful and I desperately need to have a creative outlet! These things are 100% positive! So what to do with all of this mess?

I can't spend the next 6 months trying to decide what to do! I need to actually start doing what ever it is I'm going to do and be successful at it by the time the 6 months are here! So here I am, trying to figure out which direction to steer my life in, while I play catch-up on bills and try once again to get out of debt and out from under all these financial strains!

If you have any advice, I would really love to hear it!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

I hope everyone out there in blog-land has a very happy drinking holiday!! :) We all need an excuse to drink more right!! I'm a closet lush!! LOL Just kidding!! I would never get up before noon...... oh well.. maybe 2 o'clock!!

Anywhoo!! I finally got my scraproom set up about a month ago and was catching some flack from fellow scrappers about not posting pics! So I figured (since I'm drunk j/k) that I would go ahead and do that now!! Warning: Images contain pink! I can't help it!! I love that color!! :)

This is the view from the left rear of the room.....
This is the view from the right rear of the room....
This is the view from the living room.....
This is my printing station.....
This is my computer, photo editing, cricut desk.....
This is some media center storage (above my binding station)
This is my binding station....
My MM Embellishment Center...
My Clip it Up's and storage.....

That's it!! I spend the majority of my time in here!! :)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Visit from a friend!!!

I was so excited Wednesday to have a friend come into town... the circumstances that brought her here were not the best, but I so wanted to see her. She moved away 7 months ago and it just really stinks!! We spent half the day together Wednesday and then had dinner Thursday evening and she came to stay at my place Thursday night! Friday we went out to dinner with Marisol and Kerry (our other 2 best buds!!) at Daruma's Japanese Steakhouse!! I had sushi for the first time (Mary's idea) and then we all went out for tattoo's!! Such a girl bonding moment!! LOL We spent the day running around between errands and shopping and a SU Party (at Robyn's another best bud!!) and then finally crashing back at the house to drink coffee and wait for 3am to get here! Then we packed up the car and I drove her to Orlando to catch her flight back to West Virginia. :( Such a sad day for me!! BUT I will get to see her next weekend! We are going up to visit my family and Mary!! Is another tattoo in my future??? We'll see!! Here is a pic of my recent tat!!


Friday, March 6, 2009

My Mojo is here to stay....

Or at least I hope so! I have really been enjoying my room and seem to be getting a lot more done these days! I am enjoying some of the MB's that I am a member of and the challenges are too numerous to count! This is a Croppy Cat challenge over at {SAS}sy . Basically the challenger picks out a member gallery, and you visit that gallery and choose a layout to lift from. This is my lift of her original! It was really fun and a great way to try out things that you might not normally do!! I really enjoyed it and you all should check out their MB. It is loads of fun over there!! AND it is a bonus that you get a lot of scrapping done with all the challenges!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

More layouts done!!

WooHoo!! I feel like I am on a roll and don't want to slow down. I have joined a few message boards and been taking advantage of the challenges they have been providing to keep my mojo going!! Some are sketches, some are croppy catting, some are just techniques! Anyhow I am loving it and when I'm not cropping, I'm sleeping!! I'm very proud of these layouts. I made them using leftover papers from my Scrappy Gourmet March 08 Featured Designer Kit that I purchased last year! Mary Shirley is an awesom designer and you should defiinitely go over to the SG and check out her newest kit!! Just don't buy the last one!! It is mine!! LOL

This next one is from some Pink Paisley that I just HAD to have and then was afraid to cut it cause it is just too beautiful!!! LOL

Monday, February 23, 2009

Back at it again!!

This weekend was really rough on me!!! I am having some procedures done that will shut down the baby-making oven for good. I have 3 beautiful children, but if I keep having them.....they will all never get a completed scrapbook!! LOL
The first of my 3 procedures was Friday morning. I had a historoscopy DNC. Checking for cancer cells, etc. Just making sure my uterus is healthy. I seemed fine, since it was an out patient procedure, came home took my meds, and at 6pm didn't feel too bad. So I went with my friend Robyn to a Stampin Up party at another friends house. I was fine until about 9:30pm and then my whole world kind of fell apart. The numbness wore off and I couldn't stop the pain even with the meds. I seriously thought I was dying!!! So I spent the rest of the weekend in bed with that amazing man of mine waiting on me hand and foot, sleeping in until 1pm everyday, and not being asked to do anything!!
So today, feeling much better I check my blog and see a new comment on my birthday post!! I was so excited to see that I had won the Friday Free For All contest over at Page Maps!! Becky posted my winning layout on the blog and said some super sweet things about it. I can't tell you how excited I am!!! It was a really beautiful sketch and I had such a good time working on it!! Plus it has a picture of that beautiful little blond girl I'm so fond of!!! It is posted in an earlier post on my blog if you want to take a look at it!!

So now, I've been working on some projects using my zutter BIA and will be posting pics of that tomorrow!!! AND I almost forgot!! Here is my layout for the JPS Scrap Challenge. Once again I used a half-map from Page Maps archives to do this layout. It was beautiful, I just love their stuff!!