Sunday, October 28, 2007

well, i worked at the Gap again was my 3rd day so far...........
I love it.... it's so great to get out of the house and do that..... I actually love straightening the clothes three and don't care for it much at home

I've mainly worked on the women's side... I kind of wish it was in toddlers...but that's probably a good thing too.......I keep picking out things I want to get.... I swear some of their bargains are sooo super incredible it's hard not too.....I mean there are a bunch of super cute bras right now for only $6.99 and some super cute flats for only $12.99 ...and then I have my discount of 30% off............ so far I haven't spent a dime, but it's so hard

I was originally scheduled to work on Halloween night.....I asked to switch with someone so I could take Hudson (Cookie Monster) and Griffin (Elmo) trick or treating..................luckily they realized that there were too many people scheduled and now I get to have fun.............. I really want to find my pink beehive wig to go out with them... I haven't worn it in a few years...I think they would love it


I'm watching America's Most Smartest Model right now on VH1.... if you haven't seen it have to.... it is sooooooo very hysterical!

****'s that time again..............jump and and down...get all giddy and excited....

this is for a 3 month Guest gig (November, December, and January)

*scrap 4 LOs/month
*post in 3 galleries (including OAKS and DST)
*be active in CT forum
*love my goodies
*promote me
*have silly fun

how to apply:
*link me with your best gallery
*e-mail me at saranohw(at), subject line "silly ct call"

deadline: November 2nd (yes, this is a quick little call...hurry hurry)

*ad made with Sweet Water Taffy collab kit by Sara Ellis and Jeannie designed by Lizzyworks


please scroll down so you can take a gander at my Scrapz's available at OAKS now :)

and.... more OAKS news will be coming very soon

Friday, October 26, 2007

more excitement

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grab it HERE

it's available from Oct 26th - Nov 5th

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Round 'em up!

clusters, clusters, who wants more clusters??????? How about the Round 'em up collection by Sara Ellis??

all the frames are tied up with colored string....... so much fun attitude for all to enjoy

all are high quality, 300 ppi, PNG files

(hint hint.... if you like these..... you will love my Scrapz Sack Oct 26th - Nov 5th)

the paper used is from Road Trip solid papers ....hmmmmmmmm, another Scrapz Sack item

grab Round 'em up HERE - only $1.50 each

Sunday, October 21, 2007

it's been a long day...

I left the house at 9am and didn't get back home until 5:30. The luncheon was from 9:30 - 3:30 and then I ran a few little errands.

oh my!!!!!! the luncheon was was for all of the MOMS club chapters in AZ (over 80), more than 50 attended with 250 women...........each chapter was asked to bring one raffle! were there ever some super super cool baskets!!!!!! one had a $250 visa gift card, along with gift cards to grocery stores, salons, restaurants, and tons of chocolate goodies.....(the theme was the mother's love is sweeter than chocolate)..........many chapters from outside of Phoenix has weekend getaways....some were valued up $2-3000!!!!!! yep, I said 2-3 thousand..... ours wasn't way that extensive......just wait until next year!!!!!!! we will have one super fantabulous one

anyway, Cathy, our chapter's Pres, won one of the best ones... a weekend getaway someone (lodging in a cabin, restaurant gc, 2 one - hour massages, and one or two more things for that weekend), plus a coffee maker, a fire circle (not a fire pit, just a very cool round metal circle to contain a fire), and tons of was way heavy for both of us to carry to my car

no prize for me...except for one of those Betty Crocker double molten lava chocolate cake microwave packages for completing a mini treasure hunt

lookie lookie at this exciting news!!!!!!!!!!

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no chuckle today.....

but I do have a fabulous special goodie....feel free to share this with your friends and family.......

"I wish you enough"
Recently I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied, 'Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.'

They kissed and the daughter left. The mother walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see she wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on her privacy, but she welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'

'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'.

'I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,' she said.

'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?'

She began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.' She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and she smiled even more. 'When we said , 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough goo d things to sustain them.' Then turning toward me, she shared the following as if she were reciting it from memory.

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.


now, please don't forget to scroll down to catch up on all the latest buzz from me :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

my new habit

I am seriously going to try to blog every day now. Aren't you impressed? It really will be so much easier if I just have snippets each day instead of huge long lengthy things once a week or so.


so, guess what I had to do yesterday? ya know the boys spent the night at their grandma's house on thursday night..... well, usually i drive them one direction and she drives the opposite direction..that means that she should've brought them home yesterday......well, I forgot to leave her a 2nd carseat (she has one already)........sooooo, I had to drive back out to pick them up (rush hour drive time and chit chat amount to almost 2 hours) much for my nice relaxing afternoon


last night I tried to scrap.....oh my.....I haven't scrapped in so long...I just can't make any decisions on how to do my first page in ages....I've picked out this picture of all three of my guys....but I have scrapper's block after this
hopefully something will come to me late tonight


oh! guess what? I'm going back to work....part-time seasonal retail with a nice discount work.... I was just hired yesterday at The Gap...... yay! it's for nights and weekends and not sure how many'll be nice to get out of the house and not have to cook dinner......and get discounts for Gap Kids

it's also so nice because it's in a boutique shopping strip (no mall and mall parking - woo-hoo!)... and it's a combo baby, kids, women, and body store)


ok...... today I'll be out all day long attending my MOMS Club annual's FIVE hours long... I can't believe what will take so long....I haven't seen an agenda, but I know we have lunch and a slideshow....and TONS of raffle baskets....hopefully I will win at least one...every chapter brings one to raffle off and I've heard that there have been some super huge prizes in the past (including Southwest Airlines tickets)

wish me loads of luck! :)


now for your chuckle of the day......
I received this yesterday from Julie/ ja_field

Men are like....

1. Men are like .. Laxatives . They irritate the crap out of you.
2. Men are like Weather. Nothing can be done to change them.
3. Men are like Blenders You need One, but you're not quite sure why.
4. Men are like .Chocolate Bars . Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right for your hips.
5. Men are like ...Commercials ....... You can't believe a word they say.
6. Men are like Department Stores . Their clothes are always 1/2 off.
7. Men are like .Government Bonds .... They take soooooooo long to mature.
8. Men are like Mascara. They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
9. Men are like.Popcorn . They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
10. Men are like .Lava Lamps . Fun to look at, but not very bright
11. Men are like Parking Spots All the good ones are taken, the rest are handicapped.

Now send this to all the remarkable women you know, as well as to any understanding good-natured, fun kinda guys you might be lucky enough to know !!!!!!!!!!

************** much for short and sweet little blog post here....

have a groovy weekend :):):):)

Friday, October 19, 2007

miss me?????

this is the longest I've ever gone without gabbing about this or that....just adding some of my new goodies in here and that's it............sooooooooo, I haven't hopped on the blog train in a few weeks either since I didn't think that was fair to the train passengers just to show them an ad

I'm back now to ramble like I usually do :) ........LOL.... Is that a good thing for you or a little chuckle???? about starting with a good chuckle.............

1) When I die, I want to die like my grandfather--who died

peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the

passengers in his car."

--Author Unknown

2) Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you

get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle:

"Take two aspirin" and "Keep away from children."

--Author Unknown

3) "Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so?

There's a support group for that.

It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar."

--Drew Carey

4) "The problem with the designated driver program, it's

not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into

doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night,

drop them off at the wrong house."

--Jeff Foxworthy

5) "If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball

and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the

infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base."

--Dave Barry

6) "Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, and

we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend

wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice.

There should be severance pay, the day before they leave

you, they should have to find you a temp."

--Bob Ettinger

7) "My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took

her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said,

'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.'"

--Paula Poundstone

8) "A study in the Washington Post says that women have

better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the

authors of that study: "Duh."

--Conan O'Brien

9) "Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant?? I'm

halfway through my fish burger and I realize, Oh my God....

I could be eating a slow learner."

--Lynda Montgomery

10) "I think that's how Chicago got started. Bunch of

people in New York said, 'Gee, I'm enjoying the crime

and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough.

Let's go west.'"

--Richard Jeni

11) "If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the

impersonators would be dead."

--Johnny Carson

12) "Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography."

--Paul Rodriguez

13) "My parents didn't want to move to Florida ,

but they turned sixty and that's the law."

--Jerry Seinfeld

14) "Remember in elementary school, you were told that in

case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line

from smallest to tallest. What is the logic in that?

What, do tall people burn slower?"

--Warren Hutcherson

15) "Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many.

Monogamy is the same."

--Oscar Wilde

16) "Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a

member of Congress.. But I repeat myself."

--Mark Twain

17) "Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student.

At least they can find Afghanistan ."

--A. Whitney Brown

18) "You can say any foolish thing to a dog,

and the dog will give you a look that says,

'My God, you're right!

I never would've thought of that!'"

--Dave Barry

19) Do you know why they call it "PMS"?

Because "Mad Cow Disease" was taken.

-- Unknown, presumed deceased

20) "Everybody's got to believe in something.

I believe I'll have another beer."

- W. C. Fields


a few days ago I started a thread at DST about roasts because I've always had issues......

I've found out that I never gave them enough time to cook...... I thought I would over-cook them if I let them go all day...well, silly me!............. this thread has turned out to be outstanding..there are soooooo many great tips there.............please feel free to grab a recipe or 2 or 3 for yourself


now.... time to share my funny bad day from yesterday with you.....

my dh decided to work from home yesterday because he had a headache.... ok, biggie, right?????? HA!!!!!! Guess what I forgot?????? It was his birthday!!!!!! oooooops! It finally dawned on me when I left to pick up Hudson from preschool. uh-ho! he called me shortly after I picked up Hudson and asked if I knew what today was, I told him happy birthday then & told him he spoiled the big surprise I was going to do later (something I still needed to figure out..which I ended up not doing)...........I dropped Hudson and Griffin off at my MIL's to spend the night. She had asked a few days ago if they could since her dh was going to be out of town. She told me yesterday that she offered so that we could also go out to eat.......for his birthday dinner! ....... HELLO! I told her she should have clued me in to that earlier since I totally forgot about it. Griffin turned 2 five days earlier, so that is the only birthday I was only thinking about. We ended up staying home and enjoyed colossal king crab legs and baked potatoes.....and then he pouted and went to sleep early. MEN! Instead of 41, he acted like he was 4. It was kind of funny.

but....besides that.............. I received a phone call when I was at the grocery store in the early evening from ADT Security.... my friend's burglar alarm went off & I'm the contact for about a mini panic......her house/dog sitter accidently set off the alarm ...... OOPS!

then...... at home..... I was rearranging some beer bottles in the fridge (making room for some groceries) and I dropped one..SPLAT!'s a good thing we have tile in there


ok......... I'm super super excited about my newest kit, it's a collab with the ever so fabulous Jeannie Papai called
Sweet Water Taffy - so yummy and sweet you can't resist it

8 textured solid papers
18 textured patterned papers
2 strand of beads
1 wavy border
7 ties
6 swirls
3 painted glittered foil flowers
1 painted glittered foil leaf
1 painted frame
1 photo cluster
1 bent frame
3 frames with ribbon wraps
1 plain frame
2 journals
1 glitter border overlay
3 paint splotches
2 curly gingham ribbons
2 black wordarts (easy to recolor)
8 circle stitchings
7 sequin strands
4 satin ribbon flowers
1 painted cardboard flower
1 painted cardboard leaf
1 decorative safety pin
1 alpha (upper a-z)
1 12x12 PSD template

papers and elements packs available separately ........or purchase both of them together for a discounted price (plus get an extra bonus coupon)


ok..that's it for now.... I have to go hop on that train for blogville and then get ready for a MOMS Club meeting

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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Something for everyone........seize the day & make it yours with Karma and Today ..... both available in my shop at DigiScrap Boutique

both are also available in my OAKS shop

Sunday, October 07, 2007

it's the big reveal show....

my Scrapz Sack is now open...and all these super fabulous colorful goodies are available individually now in my OAKS store

Friday, October 05, 2007

8 supersized journals (average at least 7-9 inches).... 4 lined & 4 unlined for many possible uses ...... grab HERE

last day for.....


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