Tuesday, February 28, 2012

melancholy today:(

today was the first day in about 2 weeks where i have been totally alone in the house.
i'll admit, sometimes i miss being by myself, but today i have just felt without direction.
don't me wrong....i have a bazillion things to do, but i am feeling soooooooo drained.
i have been too busy taking zoe to her doctor's appointments and then to my own and then to getting the house restocked and cleaned and old things thrown out and new things purchased.
so hectic that i always feel like i am a hamster on a wheel.
the only time i really feel ok is when i am ready to go to bed and i KNOW that i can rest without feeling guilty.
these days i have been using chloe's kindle to read, but yesterday she took it away. 
need to get back to the heavier ipad again.
thankfully i always have the cloud reader.

sometimes i feel sooooooooo futuristic:)

Monday, February 27, 2012

you are my puppy:)

this is rapidly becoming the poochy blog:)
freebie template from get it scrapped.
elements from robyn m. 
and kala dudley and genniferB @ DHD.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

two-fer freebies:)

in order to keep my sanity and also keep my hard drive from blowing up, i have implemented the two pages per freebie law.
ALL freebies will be used for a max of two pages and then they will be disposed of:)
this was a freebie from zigzagscraps (facebook)

he is the only one who lets me take his pictures:)

my version of a photo dump:)

this page will be going into my project life book:)

Friday, February 17, 2012

photo album scrapping:)

after my last paper purge, i sat with my box of printed pictures and wondered when and IF i would ever get them scrapbooked.
most of my prints are in 3-up albums and labeled by name: one album per kid, plus a NYC album and an US album. it isn't very pretty, but it works for me. i have LOTS and lots of "moment" type pictures were i just took random pictures that really had no story behind them. the 3-ups are perfect for those and it is good enough.
i still had a bunch of pictures that made no sense, rhyme or reason.
trying to get them organized and viewable was a nightmare and the photos were just stuck in an archival box.
enter: project LIFE...again:)
i found this photo album @ kohl's and i thought it would work.
man, did it ever!!!

i am not doing a "proper" 365 type project life book, so i have LOTS of leftover supplies.
these cards are from the clementine kit.

i grouped the pictures as well as i could...trying to be comprehensive.
it works:) YAY for me!

the journaling is just snippets of memories that i thought would be neat for the kids to have.
and once it is done...it is finished and that will be that:)

pretty girl:)

i REALLY like this page:)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

as february 16 2012:

i have read:

The Scar by China Nieville
Horns by Joe Hill
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill
After Dark by Haruki Murakami
That is FOUR BOOKS! yay me!!!!

i am starting Divergent by Veronica Roth again and hoping i like it better this time.
having a kindle is making things much easier since i can only read with it. of course i am ADD and not being able to surf or use my reeder forces me to actually READ:)
seriously LOVE the intellectual stimulation!!!
also reading It by Stephen King this month:)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

scrap for today:)

i have a PLETHORA of digi supplies courtesy of thedailydigi.
after doing a major re-organization of my iphoto libraries and a freebie purge, i am able to find stuff to use quickly!

and the freebies go in the trashcan as soon as i use them twice.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

one little page.

and this is the extent of my scrapping these days.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

my adorable little boy:)

ACK! sebastian is growing up too fast!!!

all supplies by karla dudley.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

project life on wednesday:)

i found this photo album @ kohls for $15.00
all my leftover prints fit in it:) YAY!

still figuring out how to make it look pretty.

project life for the end of january. i wound up with 4 page protectors and 19 8x8 pages.

i LOVE this:)

and the first for feb.
i am ALL caught up and it feels GOOD.

Monday, February 6, 2012

before and after: all my hair is gone:)

yeas...this was the mess that was called my hair. it was gross and messy and i was getting fierce headaches because i had a ponytail ALL the time.

it wasn't even decent enough to donate.
it was really bad.

and this is the less hairy and happier me.
with the hairy puppy who needs to be groomed:)

new pages:)

using templates and my karla dudley stuff=DONE:)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

January Round *Up*

  1. What reading/learning did I do this month? (books, blogs, magazines, ebooks, podcasts, classes, etc.)  this month i added a bunch of books to my kindle app for ipad. this is what was on it on the 31st:The Scar: China Mieville
    Horns: Joe Hill
    Island Beneath the Sea: Isabel Allende
    20th Century Ghosts: Joe Hill
    Good Omens: Neil Gaiman
    The Great and Secret Show: Clive Barker
    Last of the Chosen: Lawrence White
    MIdnight Movie: A Novel: Tobe Hooper

    *finished: After Dark Haruki Murakami
                     The Handmaids Tale: Margaret Atwood
    *reading: The Great and Secret Show: Clive Barker* put off reading*
                    Horns: Joe Hill

  2. What entertainment did I watch/listen to this month? (movies, tv shows, plays, music, concerts, etc.) we watch all kinds of movies as a family...the big thing this month was the start of "being human". zoe and i have movie night two or 3 times a week and we play music all the time. this month's favorite album is wasting light by the foofighters
  3. What fun things did I do with my family and/or friends? chloe joined the NHS this month and devyn began to do cheer at ps 13. we go to the library twice a month and get zoe booksplus we go and hang out at the mall.
  4. What gifts did I give and/or receive? chloe received a kindle for being such an AWESOME kid:)
  5. What special or unusual purchases did I make? nothing much. lots of books, groceries and an unusual binge of digi-supplies.
  6. What illnesses or health concerns did I have? we are working on zoe's health, have new drs for everything including new psych, new allergist and derma. guillermo had his tooth worked on and zoe is still working on her braces.
  7. What were my accomplishments this month? i got through the month without loosing my mind.
  8. What were my disappointments this month? finally realized that i REALLY can't fix everything and made a long-term decision for one of my babies:(
  9. How did I do on my goals for the month? (Or any current short or long term goals) keeping up with my reading.
  10. Anything else noteworthy to include? not really....just glad to see january 2012 GO:)

who am i kidding?

i am never going to paper scrap again.
and it is ok:)