Hoorah for Holiday Weekends!

I am so glad for this weekend even though I am not going anywhere or sending summer off with a bang unless you consider a Bang to include - a wedding, eye doctor appointment, grocery shopping and hanging out with some friends.

It's my lull between my current project and my next project. I'm starting my new project on Wednesday! Fun Fun! Stay tuned for more on my weekend as it progresses.


Great Falls!

JJ and I went to Great Falls Sunday look what fun we had...

Tuesday 10 - 10 types of cuisine

Just got back from dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant - yummy and I thought I would make today's list about different types of cuisine I've had.
10 Different Types of Cuisine -
  1. Vietnamese
  2. Greek
  3. Italian
  4. Turkish
  5. Thai
  6. Japanese - No Sushi
  7. Egyptian
  8. India
  9. Irish
  10. French


Mac Bake

Since I'm going on the road this week I made Jay some Mac Bake so he has something he can heat up easily while I'm gone. We used to make a version of this back when I was at CB - I like mine with brocoli too Jay no to so much.
1 lb of Elbow Mac Cooked
8 oz Veletta Cheese melted
1/2 cup Motzarella Cheese Shredded
3/4 lb of Cooked Ham chopped
3 slices toasted bread (crumbled)
1/2 cup Broccoli (option)
Normally I would make this in two 8x8 casserole dishes and freeze one but I used the big one tonight so Jay has several meals to fix in the microwave. You mix everything but the bread crumbs and about a 1/4 the motzarella cheese in the casserole dish mix. Then you sprinkle the bread crumbs and the remaining cheese on top and pop it in a 375 degree oven for 30-45 minutes until it's golden brown on top. If your guy like Jay doesn't like his broccoli then you can cook that seperate and mix it in to your portions.


Happy Birthday to...

Jeanne! Wishing you a day filled with all sorts of wonderfulness! Sorry I didn't make this and send it to you it looks yummy so I should have. Have a very happy birthday.


Tuesday 10 - 10 things that don't need to be New

Well I am in lack of a topic today so I thought I'm taking this from something I read online a while back about 10 Things you Shouldn't buy New, my list is similar yet a little different. Don't get me wrong I love some NEWness too but I needed a topic for today.

10 Things that Don't Need to Be New:

  1. Cars - I love my "new" to me used cars and it was much cheaper. Something to note do research before you buy.

  2. Furniture - I love old furniture I only have a few things that we bought brand new. although somethings like matresses should be bought NEW. I am however always on the look out for the perfect sofa that I never seem to find.

  3. Books - Hello Used Bookstore and library sale - I love you (and I rarely read reading books).

  4. Gifts - not just regifting but repurposing something is also fun.

  5. Games - I love to get games at yard sales I think we have 5-6 games that I bought for like $0.25 each good ones too.

  6. Puzzles - Who cares if they are missing a piece so long as it's not the corner.

  7. DVD/CDs - I love a good used DVD or CD and my wallet likes the pricetags and just an FYI that movie rental places will often clean them from scratches for you.

  8. Jewelery - I don't really wear this but I like things with a little history and character.

  9. Houses - I really like old houses too. Sure it's a little more maintenance but before long new is old anyhow.

  10. Fill in the Blank - I ran out of things to list so fill in the blank with something I forgot.

Happy Tuesday my oven is beeping I better go check on supper.


On this day in 1985...

  • Hanspeter Beck of South Australia, finishes a 3,875 mile, 51 day trip from Western Australia to Melbourne on a unicycle.
  • Dwight Gooden of the NY Mets strikes out 16 on way to his 13th consecutive win.
  • Libya throws out 1000s Tunisian/Egyptian gas workers.
  • Israel ships 96 TOWs to Iran on behalf of US.
  • 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden).
  • The Jones family was at the swimming pool (well until mom went into labor).

Happy Birthday Jonathan Jones!

Did you know you share your birthday with all these famous people?

  • Benjamin Harrison1833
  • Sam Melville 1936
  • Isaac Hayes 1942
  • Rahiv Ghandi (India) 1944
  • Connie Chung 1946
  • Jim Pankow (Chicago) 1947
  • Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 1948
  • Phyl Lynott (Thin Lizzy) 1951
  • Al Roker 1954
  • Joan Allen 1956
  • Fred Dusrt 1971

Hope your birthday is super fab! Love ya.


Fun site...

I found this website and thought I would share it they have some super fun things for the office. I mean how can you not need puncuation markers or pet and zoo rubberbands?

Tagged again.

Janelle tagged me so here we have it.

eight facts about me
"The rulz: Each player lists 8 facts/habits about themselves. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning before those facts/habits are listed. At the end of the post, the player then tags 8 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog."
  1. I had thimbleberry jam on a bagel for breakfast.
  2. I haven't worn socks since April.
  3. I have been to the post office 3 times this week. Perhaps I should have had all my packages ready to go at the sametime.
  4. My toothbrush is purple.
  5. I have a habit of hitting snooze.
  6. I love a good accent.
  7. I have 5 chefs coats in my closet.
  8. The milk in my fridge is not expired. (Milk tends to expire in there.)

I'm not going to tag anyone else because it's far to late.


A few photos from July

I don't think I ever shared these.

From Friday the 13th at Kim's house. We are breaking all sorts of superstitions. The next day.


A birthday celebration for Lita

A few photos from Lita's birthday. Hopefully you had a good one Lita.

Lita and her friends goof off.
Mom teaches 4 (uh 2) square.
The gals good off? not sure what they are doing.
Joe's sort of kid Owen is learning to walk.
What's this???
Yay varisity letterman's jackets, and they spelled her names right! double yay!
Cake time.
Grandma - I like this shot of her despite the shadow.

Happy Birthday Lita!

Okay so I didn't actually make these for you but if my meeting this morning is good I might (mine will have sprinkles) Wishing you a very happy birthday hopefully I can come to your dinner party! Either way your present will be late but it will be FUN! (thanks to honeydrizzle for the photo)


Tuesday 10 - 10 Scrappers Blogs

I've been on a roll with these links so I thought today's list I would share 10 Scrappers blogs (sorry if I didn't include yours I could only pick 10.)
10 Scrappers Blogs I Read
  1. Ali E She's doing something creative every day (there's some inspiration.
  2. Shimelle - How can I not love a blog that includes cupcakes.
  3. I enjoy seeing some ki and beautiful photos here here.
  4. Fun challenges can be found here.
  5. I just love the name of this one - Pound of Glue.
  6. Some fun birds can be found on some of the pages seen here. And who doesn't love owls and little birds?
  7. Love me some KI and this blog is all about KI.
  8. I enjoy scrapping with this gal.
  9. Jen has some fun pages although she hasn't posted any in a while.
  10. And I'm working on my own art journal the challenges come from here.


Who doesn't love polka dots?

I am crazy about them these days. So of course I had to google them check out some of these cool things I found. Look at these cute shoes not identical to my red ones and they are only $12.99. How cute is this little guy? Red and white polka dot luggage (this would not be mistaken for someone elses I think it's a necessity for those who travel so I intend to ask for it for christmas. If I actually did dishes by hand I might have to have these. Polka dot plates - oh my. Polka and eco-friendly too. Okay so these dots aren't true polka but how can you not want a dot toaster? Or what about rain boots. Your very own polka dot barware.

Okay so I'm a little bit obsessessed but please note I didn't buy any of this stuff yet I'm thinking though I might ask for all christmas presents to come in polka this year.


Photo Blogs

Since I've already posted twice today I thought I would try one more just for good measure. Here's a couple of cool photo blogs. Check them out. Tara's is probably my favorite because everything is always so cheerful. And there's this one that has some awesome scenry. And I like this one because it's not always beautful people but the photographer makes them seem interesting. There's this lovely one not everything is bright and sunny which makes things interesting. Interesting sky shots here. And it would just be wrong if I didn't mention vals photos they are great too. And here's one more just for fun.

The start of my art journal

Here's a few of the backgrounds that I've done so far... I did quite a few more but I don't want to spoil the fun of revealing things little by little ;)

This one is masking tape I did it yesterday i'm already loving that masking tape I bought at Target yesterday.
Here's one that I painted bright yellow in a diagonal motion (nothing fancy).

And here's a page I already put together. Lots more writing than I intended.
And another one. Check it out BFFs. The Black frame is actually an enveople window it came in the mail the other day with some junk and I couldn't resist saving it. Makes a perfect little frame. Check out Ali Edwards blog for other fun things with envelopes.



this is the next level of outsourcing enjoy -


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Tuesday 10 - Hey Baby it's HOT outside!

Well I have been spending most of my spare thoughts today on what I should make today's list about (please note I didn't have many spare thoughts as someone keeps interrupting them). But anyhow I came up with some great ideas but since it's so dang HOT outside none of them seemed better then making a list of things I like to do when it's HOT outside.
Tuesday 10 - Hey Baby it's HOT outside!
  1. Stay Inside (there's a novel idea)
  2. Eat Ice Cream - how can you not love some ice cream.
  3. Keep some waters in the freezer so when I'm ready to drink them they are nice and frosty!
  4. Go to the swimming pool (I think it's too hot for this even my pale skin would fry up).
  5. Run to the car and blast the AC pointing all the vents at me.
  6. Go to the State Fair - Unforunately I won't get there until the weekend though sorry Lita.
  7. Take nice cold showers.
  8. Curl up in a sweater in my office building (it's usually about 65 degrees in there).
  9. Sweat.
  10. Dread going outside as it makes me think about sweating.


The Do You have a Life Test?

Just in the pure fact that I'm taking this test means I have no life. Or I'm incredibly bored today.
Here's how the test worksin Copy and paste the list onto your blog It’s been said that if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up. If you are reading this on my blog I challenge you to find out if you have a life or not yourself.

OK here goes

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
(x) Neverending Story
() Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(x) The Princess Bride
(x) AnchorMan
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 15 out of 22.
(X) Scream
(X) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(X) Scary Movie 2
(X) Scary Movie 3
(X) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(X) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
( ) Harry Potter 1
( ) Harry Potter 2
( ) Harry Potter 3
( ) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 26 out of 43
( ) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
(X) The Grinch
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
( ) Robots
(x) Dodgeball:
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
(x) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
(x) Joe Dirt
( ) King Kong
Total so far: 39 out of 66.
(x) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
(x) Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
(x) Surviving Christmas
( ) Flubber
( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
( ) Practical Magic
(X) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
(x) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 49 out of 90.
(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(X) Child’s Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(X) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
( ) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(X) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(x) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Sleven
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
(x) Bourne Identity
(x) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
( ) Ice Age
( ) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 62 out of 121.
(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x) Christine
(X) E.T.
( ) Children of the Corn
(x) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She’s All That
(x) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(X) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
(x) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 77 out of 147 (the odds are not in my favor that I have a life.
(x) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek
(X) Shrek 2
Total so far: 86 out of 165. (It's offical I have no life)
(x) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street
(x) Old School
(x) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
(X) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
( ) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
( ) Lord of the Rings: Return Of the King
(X) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(X) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(X) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 95 out of 181.
( ) Base-ketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
( ) Elf
(x) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
(X) American History X
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(X) Monsters Inc.
(X) Titanic
(X) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 101 out of 200.
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
( ) Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 1
( ) Kill Bill Vol. 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 103 out of 220.
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
( ) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks: Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks: The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix: Reloaded
( ) The Matrix: Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(X) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal

Final Count 109 of the 109 I saw 56 of them in the theater - I guess I have no life, or I just really like movies even the bad ones!

And since I have no life I am starting a new art journal and playing along with these challenges I haven't started yet but my intent is to work on it after I finish blogging.


Dear Crazy Co-Worker -

Get your act together! I don't want to do your job and mine. Stop pushing the clients buttons. Stop pretending like you don't get it. Stop acting like a loon. Stop calling me crying. Put your big girl pants on and deal with the unruly client and get the work done!


Your Truly,


PS Hopefully you get the picture soon or else I'm guessing you will be let go.