Tuesday, February 17, 2009

KWCI Challenge #21 & 22

#21 - Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White - Don't you just love the current SU! "in" colors?
#22 - Bravo Burgandy, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Whisper White - I actually made this one and posted during the challenge months ago - so it's a repost.

If you notice I only have one more post before I hit 100!!! I want to make this post a good one - so it might be a couple of days before it hits, but rest assured there will be Blog Candy!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine Card

I received this adorable card from my friend Jennifer, aka AnAggieBug. You can check out her blog here. Jennifer and I have been friends since college. We both majored in Entomology and met in one of our classes. She later became a roommate and one of my best friends. She lives about 4 hours away which is sad because we don't get to see each other that often...but when we do its so much fun because we share similar interests - like card making and scrapbooking ;) Thanks Jennifer for the adorable card. You should be getting yours anyday!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

KWCI Challenge #19 & 20

#19 - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White, YoYo Yellow - Lots of birthdays coming up this spring!

#20 - Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose (substituted Pretty in Pink), Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla - I love this stamp set and this color combo; its one of my favorites. I substituted RR for PiP because I think it more closely matches the color in the inspiration pic. I gave this one to my Gma for her bday last week :)

Monday, February 9, 2009

2009 Goals - Reflecting on Completion

2009 Personal Goals --
1. Lose 20 more pounds and be back to my wedding weight - I'm still using WW and will continue toward my goal :)
2. Post on my blog at least 3 days a week and hit 100 posts with some blog candy of course - I'm getting closer to my 100th post so I think I'm doing pretty good here :)
3. Get my Southern Living at HOME business back on track for some extra income - I had two parties in January which were great and just attended our SLaH Spring Kickoff this past weekend
4. Save more and spend less - Still working on this one; Stampin' Up and updating my home are just too tempting :)
5. Be a better wife, daughter and friend and try to let the little things that bother me not bother me so much - I am trying really hard with this one, but find myself struggling from time to time; it is so hard to try to seperate the little things from the big things b/c to me they are all big things :(
6. Spend much needed time with my brother and support him as he makes decisions that will effect his future - I just saw him a week ago for dinner and will be seeing him again very soon
7. Learn to decorate cakes - Haven't even started
8. Teach myself to write right handed - I actually practiced this yesterday
9. Keep in better contact with friends that live long distance - Doing much better with this one too; just emailed a friend who lives near the South Texas Coast that I grew up with starting in preschool going all the way through college; we haven't seen or talked to each other since we graduation from A&M over 7 years ago - shameful, I know however we are back on track
10. Attend Church regularly - Disappointed in myself that I haven't achieved this one yet; I shouldn't use time as an excuse b/c I should make the time, but as I think back on January and where the month went I can't remember when I didn't have something to do.

2009 Household Goals --
1. Keep kitchen counters clean - Doing very well; Its a nice feeling to be able to see the counters everyday :)
2. Hang clothes daily - Almost there, I'm waiting on the shoe organizer I ordered to come in
3. Dust/Vacuum/Mop once a week - HeHe
4. Crush aluminum cans once a week - I actually crushed all the cans accumulated so far yesterday so this one should be easy to achieve
5. Purge unneeded/unnecessary items regularly - Doing very well with this one, just had a garage sale a few weeks ago

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Southern Living at HOME Mini Starter Kit

I just wanted to let everyone know that during the month of February, Southern Living at HOME is offering a Mini Starter Kit for only $99. The picture below gives you an idea of what you would receive in the Mini. The regular starter kit is $199 so this is a $100 savings. The Mini is a great way to get in with the company at a little cheaper price, especially if you already own some of their great products. If you are interested or have an any questions, please let me know. SLaH has great success bonuses for sales so the incentives to sign on don't end with this Mini. I would love to visit with you about this opportunity and grow my team of consultants :) Email me at aggieladybug@yahoo.com

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentine Takeout

I received a gift in this small takeout container. I am a recycle kinda gal and like to reuse gift bags, gift boxes and tissue paper so this takeout container was not exception. I wanted to give this as a Valentine's gift so I decorated it using items from the SU! Love You Much bundle, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and a light pink paper from HL (most closely matches SU! Pink Pirouette). I also used the Scallop Punch along with Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red classic stampin' pads. I filled this adorable container with Valentine's candy and now its ready to give away :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thank you, Jennifer!

I received this adorable Thank You card from Jennifer G for attending her 2-part Forget Me Not Card Keeper Class (check out our project pics here and here). When she posted pics of them last week, I thought to myself "I wonder if these are for us?" She had just enough for the number of participants...so I was super excited when I checked the mail Friday to find this one!

I posted it up on the magnetic board in my new stampin' space. If you did not attend this event you really should consider it in the future. All of us ladies had a great time and completed some great projects that we can use for a long time!