Friday, February 28, 2014

I am too old

I hate it when people use age as an excuse to "not" be able to do things.  I have seen some amazing things done by people considered too old.  We have a 70+ year old woman in our Ward that recently lost her husband.  She was a primary care giver as he had suffered a stroke a few years back.  Within the last year she has had both knees replace and is back to clogging.   She is an inspiration to me.

So in the back of my mind as I drink my diet coke and eat my pie pizza loaded with cheese and pepperoni, I am thinking I need to make sure I keep myself healthy enough so that if I wanted to climb Mt Olympus or go kayaking on the ocean at 70+ years of age I can.

So what has prompted this little tirade.  I went to bed last night at a decent hour, between 10:30 and 11:00, and was wide awake.  Oliver has developed a serious over development of saliva issue that we are currently attempting to work through without having to pay the vet, so I was trying to steer clear of the puddles and making sure there were towels under his cute little head.  I opted to read myself to sleep.

This usually works as I find myself bonked in the head with my book as I drift off to sleep.  Last night was exactly the opposite.  I stimulated those little gray cells with a new book I had picked up from the libraryand finished my 300 page book at 3:30 a.m.  Lights went out and 3:45 a.m. with a hope that I would quickly fall asleep and 2.5 hours would be enough to get me through the next day.

I now sit here with my 2nd 44oz caffeinated beverage within the last 4 hours attempting to keep my head off my keyboard.  Saying to myself......I am to old for this.   Sleep in essential for my proper functions.

Now you have read my ramblings here is a b-day card I made for a BFF.
The products used are from Stampin UP, Papertrey Ink and the die for the card is an accordion circle card die sold through  Karen Burniston designed them.  So cute I had to get my hands on them

I hope everyone's Friday was productive and fun
Ta Ta for now.


Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentines Count Down

So I decided with all my free time (LOL)  that I was going to come up with a little something-something for Ralph everyday of February up to Valentines Day.  I got pictures and thought I would share.  Pinterest gave me some great ideas and some were my own.

In no particular order
Extra gum and Hershey's kisses.  I love extra kisses, I mean really....who doesn't?

Bag full of pistachios

We all have bad days...Ralph is awesome being so patient with me.
Could have gone a different route with these, but kept it G rated :)

you should try these - they are deep fried and oh so tasty

"berry" Naked

Two bottles of hot sauce should do the trick

Martinelli's Sparkling Apple

The cup was filled with cinnamon hot lips

This box was filled with all kinds of hearts - juju, cinnamon, dark chocolate, strawberry cream, & Reeses,

Junior Mints - Love the Moose's...Meese?

Chewy Granola Bars - We are kind of a salty sweet mix. :)

The bottle of Mountain Dew was drank before I got the picture :)
this key chain should hold up to his pile of keys
The Last one - saved for Valentines Day won't be shown until after I give it to Ralph.
It has been kind of fun to place them in different locations around the house each day.  He has very carefully stashed each one by or around his computer where he works each day.    I got behind one day and mentioned that I needed to finish the gifties before I went to bed.  He responded , and said "its ok, you don't have to......but I do really like them".

Last Project - Kind of cheesy but very Valentiney

Ralph is good for my heart.

Ta Ta for now

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Blog Hop : Sale-A-Bration

Wow, I have really missed sharing my thoughts, ideas and talents with you.  Some new friends of mine have been kind enough to let me start participating in their blog hop.  I hope that I can inspire at least one of my many visitors.  I figured if I participated in something that forced me to keep my blog updated then at least it would be once a month.

 Stampin UP's Sale-a-bration is a great time.  Why you ask.....because you get free product.  Who doesn't want/need new product.  I am using one of the Sale-a-bration sets you can choose if you spend $50, which by the way is soooo easy to do.  I wanted to show how easy it is to put together a cute but simple card.

Stamps - See Ya Later (Sale-a-bration 2014)
Paper - Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana
Ink - Stampin Write Markers - Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Adorning Accents Edgelit die, Adorning Accents embossing folder

This one kind of reminds me of Minnie Mouse, but who can resist red, black and polka dots.

Stamps - See Ya Later (Sale-a-bration 2014)
Paper - Real Red, Basic Black, DSP Polka Dot Parade
Ink - Versamark
Accessories - White embossing powder, Owl Builder punch, Small heart punch, Oval framelit die collection, 5/8 Organza Ribbon, Banner Framelit Dies

Julie Wadlinger is next.   Hop on over to see her amazing projects.

Julie Wadlinger
Ta Ta for now