Saturday, January 31, 2009

I'm a big doorknob!

I was going out for a rare girls night out last night & I didn't wait for the garage door to be 100% of the way open and I backed into it and knocked the door of it's track on my side..luckily our neighbor came over and helped fix it and there is just a small dent in the garage...BUT... the top fin on the back of my Sequoia is all chipped & cracked... Jeff isn't mad & didn't yell since we got the garage door fixed, but he just keeps saying that it's typical Sara, which really doesn't make me feel any better ......... he did tell me to still go out last night since I rarely rarely ever go out, but I wanted to make cookies instead of going to a club, I'm now regretting it because I don't think I'd still be beating myself up over it

ok... please share your big doorknob moments to make me feel better


The February Blender Challenge at Gotta Pixel

For February:
*You must have only one picture and that picture must be of half of your face. It can be the top or bottom half or either side. It may be blended, if desired.
*You must use one title word only and it must be one of the following emotions: anger, surprise, fear, sadness, or joy.
*You may include journaling, but not necessary.

participate and earn points towards GP gift certificates

full details:

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

what's your song?

Do you know the #1 song the day you were born? Go to and look up the #1 song for your birth date.

This is pretty cool...

and I soooo love my song, "Groovin'" by The Young Rascals


Wonky Winter alpha set - only $1 for Scrapdish's $1 Deal Friday

Wonky Winter - Alphas (S4H ok)

see it in action with my coordinating page kit

get 50% off of my Wonky Winter page my Scrapdish store only
use coupon
on the "view cart page
expires Feb 3rd

Monday, January 26, 2009

french fries and quickpages .. nice combo

The Best (and Worst) Fast-Food French Fries

Worrying about calories seems silly after you've consented to a French fry grease-fest, but sometimes you can't help it. During one such conflicted experience, I wondered if some fast-food fries were less hard on the body than others. Looking at the nutritional facts of some common French fry purveyors, I found that you can, indeed, save some serious calories if you know which fries to buy.

I looked at these seven:
-Arby's Curly Fries
-Burger King's French Fries
-Carl's Jr.'s Natural-Cut Fries
-Dairy Queen's French Fries
-Jack in the Box's Natural Cut Fries
-McDonald's French Fries
-Wendy's French Fries

ok... I hope you realize that I copied and pasted this test.... I don't really understand this since I think Wendy's fries are pretty darn tasty... but my favorite fast food fry is from Lion's Choice....and I soooooo miss my Lion's Choice. I wish we had one in Phoenix. Every time I'm back in St Louis, it is a definite must-stop for me.


It's $1 Tuesday!!! .... at Gotta Pixel

Sunshine Sugar Brag Book
Eight 5x7 pages for your scrapping ease

Sunshine Sugar Quickpages
Four 12x12 pages for your scrapping ease

both for only $1 each today and early Wednesday......

and if you like those... please take a gander at the coordinating page kit, Sunshine Sugar

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

so very exciting!

I'm so excited! Griffin won 4 tickets to see High School Musical on Ice this Friday morning. We were surprised by our mail today. Hudson (4yo) and Griffin (3yo) are going to have so much fun. They really love music and dancing.

We have a little local kids newspaper that runs contests and I entered both of them in a couple contests ... this one .. and the NBA All-Star Jam Session. It would be so cool if we win some tickets the the NBA Jam. Ok.. now I'm getting greedy .. LOL

ok... I posted that on Tuesday or Wednesday & forgot to publish it.... oh well.........
I'll continue from there...........

Our house was pretty sick on Thursday..........
Griffin (3yo) threw up between 12:30-2am, Jeff has been continuously since 6am, the nurse called for me to pick up Hudson (4yo) because his teachers were concerned since he started crying & said his belly hurt (very not typical Hudson), but when I got to school he was completely fine... Griffin and I hung out for music and play time, but left a little after 10 because my belly is upset too... any extra movement I feel like I need to get sick, but just can't .... at least Griffin is back to his normal self and Hudson is too................. and then that afternoon I took the boys on a tiny walk to the elem. school around the corner so they could see the construction vehicles.... well, Griffin started doing the potty dance, I asked him if he needed to go, he said no, little bit later asked me to pick him up, and then he peed on me... nice, huh? I'm already not feeling well & then that

yesterday morning we actually went to High School Musical on Ice. It was so much fun! Since it was a Friday morning performance there were lots of empty seats so it was easy for the boys to stand up and dance. Hudson loves to dance around. He's my little break dancer spinning around on the floor - at least he didn't get on the floor there. Now that would've been funny! The beginning of the performance was a dance instruction so everyone could do an opening dance along with the cast. I was surprised with how he really paid attention to it. It was sooo cute! I did take some pics of them and some friends, but I still can't find my camera cord to upload the pics. It's been lost in our house since October so I probably just need to buy a new one. Last time I used it was in our bedroom so I have no idea how it disappeared. I think our friendly house ghost must've walked away with it.

yesterday was also the beginning of Gotta Pixel's Gotta Grab It event for January....
Dontcha just love it when you can make your own collaboration by mixing and matching out of a huge fabulous assortment of coordinating goodies?

You can mix up this fun frivolous funky Hot Spots by Sara Ellis with any other January 2009 Gotta Grab It contribution.

Hot Spots Elements


Template Tools - Dotty:

hurry up.... grab some Gotta Grab It goodies now... they are only $1 each from the 23rd - 25th.......... there's almost 40 items to choose from

and... don't forget to sign up for my Feedblitz blog updates over on my right sidebar and/or my designer newsletter ... you'll be the first to learn about my new releases ... my newsletter is sent out every Tuesday evening

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

$1 Tuesdays

special thanks toYvonne Wiltberger, co-owner of Enchanted Studio Scraps, for making some fabulous banners for me for Gotta Pixel and DST. My DST one won't debut until Feb 1st. She is known as Monkey See Monkey Do as her designer name. You can also check out her blog to see more samples of her beautiful work.

ok......... if you haven't already heard ... I am doing my best to release new kits each Tuesday for Gotta Pixel's $1 Tuesday.

I made the last couple weeks in December, then I had to take the first couple weeks off in January, but I'm back full steam with a super fun kit today... Sunshine Sugar

special thanks to ta_merkins, lorilei, daniaj, and realrach for these fab layouts

and... Lorilei made a quickpage out of her layout for everyone to enjoy...
you can grab it on her blog... please leave her some lovin' when you do :)

thanks and have a groovy day!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Dull Women

this is the longest I've ever gone without blogging... please please forgive me ...

here's a little goodie for all of you fab ladies...

I so love the saying a Dull Woman has an Immaculate Home ....

and I just ran across this....

1. I'm creative; you can't expect me to be neat too!
2. So this isn't Home Sweet Home... Adjust!
3. Ring Bell for Maid Service...If no answer do it yourself!
4. I clean house every other day.... Today is the other day!
5. If you write in the dust, please don't date it!
6. I would cook dinner but I can't find the can opener!
7. My house was clean last week, too bad you missed it!
8. A clean kitchen is the sign of a wasted life.
9. I came, I saw, I decided to order take out.
10. If you don't like my standards of cooking...lower your standards.
11. You may touch the dust in this house...but please don't write in it!
12. Apology...Although you'll find our house a mess, Come in, sit down, converse. It doesn't always look like this: Some days it's even worse.
13. A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and this kitchen is delirious.
14. If we are what we eat, then I'm easy, fast, and cheap.
15. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.
16. A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
17. Help keep the kitchen clean - eat out.
18. Countless number of people have eaten in this kitchen and gone on to lead normal lives.
19. My next house will have no cupboards, just vending machines.
20. Dull women have immaculate homes.

I had to send it to my husband... because he just doesn't get it about why our house isn't clean all the time with 3 & 4 yo sons at home, me designing, and us just enjoying life

I'll blog again very soon, maybe in a day or two :)


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