Friday, August 22, 2008

Tomarrow is such an exciting day....


My sister Jodi and her hubby Brady and their girls Abby and Maggie AND my parents will be here for a whole week!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. It is the perfect time - becuase I have been a teensy bit blue with the kids back in school - so a week with them will be just what the doctor ordered!!!
Jodi, Brady and the girls have not been out yet - so it's going to be fun showing them around - so many places I would like to take them. Especially the see their faces!!!

Fun to do list while they are here:
Old Market Farmer's Market, Shops and Eating
Schramm and Platt River State Parks
Lunch at the Main Street Diner in Louisville
Archiver's (Jodi loves to scrapbook like I do)
Maybe some antique-ing
Walks around Zorinsky & Wierspann
Lots of sidewalk chalking
Lots of Trampolining
Coffee in the mornings with the fam on my newly decorated front porch :)
Lots and lots of visiting

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Abby and Maggie's Dance Recital

So Jodi just posted these on her blog and I had to steal the photos cause they are soooo darn cute....

Man do I miss them. I am SOOOOOO flipping excited - they will be here in 4 days, along with my parents!!! WOOHOO. Jodi, Brady and the girls haven't been out here since we moved so I am SOOOOOO excited to show them around. Can't wait to take the girls to the zoo. They will be here an entire week - so much fun to be had!!! Yippee!!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

More Family Photos...

We got our proofs last night to our family photo shoot. Here are some of my favorites (ok it's almost all of them):

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Date Night

Steve and I had a date night last night! was a GREAT date night. We went to see Chris Cornell at Harrahs in Council Bluffs. Steve was a huge Soundgarden fan back in our highschool he really wanted to go. So glad Steve decided he wanted to see him. He has got such a beautiful voice. Love him. I thought he was good and now I think he is awesome - such a soothing unique voice. And he is HOT. :) Not that I could really see his face - but I already knew he was hot. It was a great outdoor concert - and it was beautiful night.
And I so enjoyed the company. Thanks honey for taking me out!!! Love you!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

And They Are Off.....

The kids started school today. I was not ready for them to start. It's too quiet in the house. And believe it or not I really enjoy being with them in the summer.....not that we do a ton of super special activities...but I like being around them...So yes I am missing them. But THEY were super excited - all of them - so that is what is most important. I hope they have great teachers and really enjoy the school year. It IS exciting to start a new adventure.

I have been staying busy this morning. Listed a few new pieces of jewelry - moved a TON of new jewelry to the sold list. Thanks mom - she is my number one marketing tool!!! :) So NOT nice to call my mom a marketing tool. But I am pretty sure she sells more jewelry than I do. In fact, I know she does!!! So sorry you guys missed out on some BEAUTIFUL pieces. Although the new owners are going to be very happy!!!!
One new piece - Elizabeth

I suppose I should vacuum and do laundry - plenty of time to do that....Hope you are all having a FANTASTIC day.

Oh by the way I finished Belong to Me - Marisa de los Santos - such a beautiful book about evolving relationships. Loved it. You must read!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Great Grandma Mary & the Grands

This was a great photo of my wonderful Grandma Mary with 5 out of the 6 "great" grandkids.

Stampin Up patterned papers, buttons, and accents
CTMH cardstock
Doodlebug and Thickers Letters

September/October Bead Trends.... exciting to see my things in print - I tell ya!!! SO exciting. Anyways...make sure to pick one up when you are out and about. Very pretty fall issue. Love fall colors. In this issue I have my First Signs of Fall Bracelet - pretty pretty braclet using Vintaj brass wire, findings and toggle clasp. Along with some pretty fall colored colored cubic zirconia briolettes.....LOVERLY!!!
Anyways...thank you my dear blogging friends for sharing in my excitment!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

So pretty

So ya all like my new look???? Isn't this background beautiful???? It was free from The Cutest Blog on the Block
Love the red and yellow - so much prettier than it was before! Hope you all like it. GO check it out if you want to beautify your blog....:)
Oh and I did the little banner using Rhonna Ferrer's free kits from 2 peas
Black background from the New Year Kit
Ribbon embellishments from Shabby Princess Dinner Party Collection
Yellow Paper from the Shabby Princess Promise Collection
Oh and the quote - love it - trying to use it as my motto, such GREAT words to live by.....I noted the author - but I discovered it in my inbox from The Foundation for a Better Life You can sign up for their free inspiration a day - it is the best. I have just added to my blog - so now you can be inspired daily! Love it and while you are there - check out their billboards. Awesome - I smile whenever we are driving around and see one.....just so cool!!!!
So that's that - a new outfit for my love la la la love

New Pages

I scrapbooked - I really's been so long - since before summer break. So nice - took me a while and I totally scraplifted from a page in Scrapbooks etc. Aug/Sept 2008 issue - page 30 The Beach Bum by Cari Locken. It was a great page!!!
Here are mine:

Papers and stickers from my new kit I just got from Jodi - Stampin Up Kit - think it's called Summer Days. Great kit!!! If you want it - I can totally hook you up!!! :) Ribbon also from Stampin Up! Man do I love their ribbon. Misc brads, Making Memories Metal Doodad, Thickers vinyl letters, Doodlebug alphabet stickers (love love love these)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

August Rush

So is anyone else rushing around getting last minute school related duties done. Well with school starting in a week we seem to have a lot to get done for the kiddoes to be ready.
Since you have been treating the kids how about treat yourself to some wonderful new jewelry. I will even give you $10.00 towards your next purchase at Star Hitched Wagon
use coupon code: augustrush
minimum purchase $10.00 - one time use only - expires August 12th, 2008.
Hey remember to get some fun activites in before they go back to school....I am thinking more swimming, maybe a trip to the Amazing Pizza Machine, a picnic at Schram...sounds good to me....

New Jewelry

Snow Cloud Earrings

Snow Cloud Bracelet

Snow Cloud Necklace

Diego Necklace
Diego Earrings

Diego Bracelet


Twilight Earrings