Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...

Just wanted to post quickly and wish everyone a happy turkey day. These two are fast asleep taking a very late nap. I'm hoping that this is not going to interfere with my midnight shopping tonight. I have never did the "get up at the crack of dawn" thing on Black Friday. However, that time between midnight and 3AM is when I am my most productive. I could probably get all of my shopping done. My goal this year is to have everything complete by the week before. It's a lofty goal but you never know if you can do it if you don't try right? Anyway, I'm off to make a list and work on a few projects before I wake these guys up and eat leftovers.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

You know you are a PSU fan if...

1. When purchasing winter outerwear you make sure you have several selections in Blue and White.
2. You have hardcore winter clothing but you neither hunt or ski.
3. You realize before the game that you don't have a blue or white scarf so you make one.
4. You are willing to sit in a parking lot that has the audacity to call itself RT 322 for an additional 2 hours each way.
5. You willing get up early and stay up late as to avoid paying several hundred dollars a night for a hotel room.
6. You are willing to spend the several hundred dollars a night for said hotel room.
7. Instead of singing lullabies to your baby, you sing PSU fight songs.
8. It's on your bucket list to get a good picture of your children with the Nittany Lion.
9. When you or your wife are approximately 2 weeks late, you call PSU to sign said baby up for summer football camp.
10. You are willing to sit in the snow to watch a football game even though there are several warm bars that would be happy to serve you food AND beverages to keep you warm.
11. You stand in front of the warmers in the bathroom to attempt to defrost your feet to see if you can make it, just one more quarter.
12. You start brainwashing your child so that they know that options for college are, playing basketball or football for PSU.
13. You know how to finish this sentence...We Are...

Congrats Penn State on making it to the Rose Bowl. And if you could please keep Jo Pa in your prayers. He just had surgery after the game and all are hoping for a speedy recovery.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Still here....

Honestly, I have been avoiding my computer for the last few weeks. I have been sick and have been going straight to bed with not like me. Anyway, I went to bed early tonight and got up to finish my sister's birthday gift. I decided to make her something and hopefully she will like it. I tried to pick fabrics that were different but I'm not sure how I feel about it. I switched the lining and the outside at the last minute. Hopefully she likes it, if not, I'll make her a new one.

So the little time that I have been online, I have been blog hoping. There are so many neat things available that I really feel like I learn something new everyday. Like this post. I ran out and bought this lipstick right away. I followed the directions and sure enough it works...I love it!

Or how cool is this website?

Check it out here. I can guarantee that everyone will be getting handmade gifts this holiday season and this website has given me a ton of crafty ideas and short cuts. I love that!

What do you think of this?

I am planning on making this with straps and in brown for Matt's Christmas Party. I love the idea of making something that will actually fit me and my unique proportions. It's a complete bonus that this is freaking Matt out and he's worried that I won't be able to make it work. Yee of little faith! And besides, I have two back up dresses that I could wear if it doesn't work and the material only set me back $18. Sweet.

Okay, I am going to check the message boards to see what I have been missing. Check ya later!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Out of the mouth of babes...

Colin is a funny kid, actually we all tend to have a decent sense of humor. What I wasn't prepared for was how quickly he would understand sarcasm and then subsequently use it! This truly is a gift that has allowed him to make it to the ripe old age of three...this may also help him see four. Some discussions are as follows...
Colin: Mommy, why do you keep asking me if I need to go to the bathroom? Do you need to go to the bathroom, do you need to go to the bathroom, do you need to go to the bathroom, OKAY, I'll go!

Colin: Would you like some ice cream?
Me: Yes, I would like Strawberry.
Colin: That will be $5.
Me: $5! The last pretend ice cream was only $2!
Colin: Okay, I am going to count to three and then you need to give me the money. Okay?

Colin: I would like candy for breakfast.
Me: You cannot have candy for breakfast.
Colin: Yes I can, candy makes me really strong. It's really yummy. Okay, I'll ask Daddy.

Colin: We need to go Trick or Treating again, the candy is getting low.
Me: I thought you didn't like trick or treating, remember, you asked to come home after a few minutes.
Colin: Well, you can go.

Me: Say Trick or Treat to me and I will put candy in your pumpkin.
Colin: Mommy, you're funny! Just give me the candy.

Monday, November 3, 2008

1000's of photos...nothing to scrap!

Has that ever happened to you? I have tons of photos ready and waiting but they don't seem "good enough" to put on a page. Curse you photoshop! Now I want all of my photos edited. I've added sorting, editing and printing photos to my to do list. This is actually the longest I have gone without scrapbooking, (not counting vacation). I think it has been almost two weeks. In my defense, I have been swamped with work stuff, sewing costumes, and baking. I am glad this month is over until I realize that it is just about to gear up again straight into the holidays. I know that I will blink and it will be 2009...I just can't think about that right now.