Wednesday, April 15, 2009


I did it, I did it! Did you all think I could?? I kept my Lent promise and didn't buy any scrappy stuff for FORTY DAYS! I am so very proud of myself! And even more so because I waited until Tuesday to buy anything! But oh how I've shopped since! LOL Not really! I did make one BIG purchase which I had been debating about since before Lent and that was an ATG gun and extra rolls of tape. I have been on a quest for the perfect that is strong, not so messy like my Zig glue, which I love, but it's just too "sticky", and that lasts me a good while. I had tried the Glue Glider Pro which I loved, but the refill just didn't last me as long as I'd hoped. Just not cost efficient. I've heard so many people rave about their ATG guns so I decided to take the plunge and get one. I'm hoping I love it just as much as everyone else because it was a bit pricey. I also put in a small order at 2 Peas for some of that YUMMMY My Little Shoebox stuff. Sadly, alot of it was sold out, but I did get all the 12x12 sheets of cs stickers and only one set of the colored mini alphas :( I also got a Brother labeler. I had seen on Staci's blog (cflattop) that she had one that she used for journaling strips and I just LOVED that idea! I love using journal strips, but hate having to print them out on the computer then cut them into strips. This was the same one I had seen at Target last weekend for $30 and I got it for $18 free shipping on Ebay :) That's all I have bought. I want to head over to the Joanne's Super Store to get two border punches...the Uppercrest and the Aron Lace. I think Chon said they were 40% off. I also want to go to M's and pick up that MAMBI pad I had seen weeks ago that I just LOVED. At last, it will be MINE! LOL :) I think Chon also told me that they had some other MAMBI paper pads and stuff I might like, so I want to check that out. I needs to remember to print myself out some coupons. I can have Lij use one for me :)

So, Easter was fun! We went over to my Uncle Frank's house. They were having a bbq and they had an egg hunt for the kids and had cascarones for the kids to break. Which was good because even though we dyed ours, I never did get around to filling them up! :( Chon, Steve and the kids went. And my uncle had his wife's family and kids there. The kids and I went with my mom, aunt and uncle because Miguel was still at work and I didn't want to have to wait for him to get home. Which was good because he didn't end up over there until five p.m. We were the last ones there, but it was nice hanging out with my uncle and his wife. I don't see him as much I'd like to. He is the closest thing Chon and I have had to a dad growing up and I love him so much! It's so nice to see him so happy :)

I decided to leave that LO alone...the one I worked on that day Chon was over. I think it would have looked better with another wallet sized pic, but I just couldn't find one that would "go" with the ones already on there. I liked everything else about the page. So, I decided to just leave it alone and move on! Sometimes, you just gotta say "there it is what it is..." and move on! LOL I did manage to work on another page late last night and I really loved it. Kind of strayed away from the bright, bold colors I've been using lately and used some of the Prima Blush papers I got a while back. I may try to scrap another page later. I don't really have anything to do. Got all my "stuff" done earlier and got my "work out" out of the way too. Still doing the preprogrammed work's getting easier. This will be my 5th week using the bike. I definitely see and feel a difference in my body. And I can feel it in the way my clothes is fitting looser. I still haven't gotten a chance to weigh myself, but I kind of don't want to either. It might be discouraging. I kind of just want to go with how I'm feeling as an indicator on how it's going. What else? I think that's all for now. I'm going to upload some of the recent pics so this might be photo heavy :)