Sunday, July 27, 2008

I'm So Bad At Blogging!!

I thought I would get better at blogging, but I've just gotten worse! I was trying to blog every other day, but that didn't work out, so I was doing once a week. We all see how that's worked out! lol I'm going to try really hard to do it every other day, but we'll see.

Have had a very busy couple of weeks. Anthony and Richard both had birthdays, Anthony on the 20th and Richard on the 24th. We had a party in Galt for them on the 19th and it was a lot of fun. We made the usual pizza and italian cream cake, both turned out great! I love the pizza that we make with the endive, but Richard wanted meat on his, so I made him a combination. Had a nice visit with everyone and saw a few people I hadn't seen in a while.

This past week Richard was on vacation and we had such a nice time. We didn't do much at the beginning of the week, but on Thursday we met a couple of my cousins at a 1000 Trails campground. We ended up having a wonderful time. It had been so long since I had seen them and we had a great visit. Just as we were leaving there as a deer in their campsite and she let me feed her some crackers. I've never been that close to a deer and it was such a treat!! She wouldn't let me get too close, but we were within a few feet of one another. Tried to get closer, but if I took a step forward, she would take a step back. I didn't want to scare her off, so I stopped trying to get any closer.

Saturday I got to take a trip to Boomtown! Sara and Adam were heading to Cabelas and invited Richard and I to go along. Sara and I headed to Boomtown and Richard and Adam went to Cabelas. Neither of us won any money, but we had a good time. On the way home we stopped and ate lunch a cute little bbq place in Truckee. I love it when people go to Cabelas and invite us!! lol I hate it that I love to gamble, good thing we don't do it too often though.

This week I'm hoping to get so much done craft wise. Got everything together to start making stuff for my Etsy store and even got the examples ready. My craftroom is a total wreck though since I couldn't find the books that I was looking for. Still didn't find the books and 2 cabinets are emptied all over the place. Need to put everything away tomorrow and hopefully the books will show up and maybe I just missed them. Fingers crossed on that one!

Will hopefully be back tomorrow or Tuesday. Been trying to fix some photos that I want to put on here, but haven't figured it all out yet. I'm still not any better with PhotoShop, but still trying my hardest! It's not easy being so computer challenged.

Talk to you soon!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Great Saturday!

We have had a great day today! We first went to breakfast at our favorite restaurant (Granite Rock) and then went shopping. I finally got Richard to take me to Trader Joe's and had fun shopping there. We also hit the Ace Hardware store, because that's the only place I knew that carried the Webster Duster. Found a few $1 items there, which was good. The dogs got tennis balls, but they're pretty much gone now and pieces of ball insides are all over the floor! Then we hit the Dollar Tree, which was next door to Ace. Had a good time in there also and of course found a few treasures. lol I pretty much wore Richard out at that point, so we just headed back home.

It's been a while since we've had such a nice day though. We talked about a lot of things and he even encouraged me to start the Etsy store! I'm glad he's good with it and thinks that I can actually make some money at it. I told him all my ideas and he's been telling me what he's liked most that I've made over the 15 years since we've been together. So tomorrow we're going to get all my hidden treasures out of the garage and shed to get me going. I'm very excited now and feel very confident that maybe I'll be able to sell some stuff!

I did take some pictures of what I've made that I still have, but they came out really dark and not very good at all. I'll try again on Monday when I'm alone and can just spread everything all over the house! lol

So the rest of the weekend I'll be clearing some space in my craft room for non-scrapbooking stuff! I will be leaving my scrapbooking stuff out, because I'm still planning on working on what I have going already and maybe even selling it!!

So I'll probably be back on Monday with pictures and maybe even a link to my new Etsy Store!!

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thursday Already!!

I wish time would stand still for a while so I can catch up. It seems to just fly by and I wonder where it's all going and why it's going so fast!!

The 4th of July was wonderful!! We had the yearly neighborhood bbq and of course the traditional water fight! We didn't do the balloon launcher this year and people were disappointed, but we'll work on it for next year! They did have the water balloon sling-shot across the street though and that sucker sure shoots those balloons far! Richard and I managed to stay dry and out of the water. There was a lot of people getting thrown in the pools, but we stayed out of sight this year! All the food was great and the neighbors were there. Everyone had bought fireworks and it seemed to take hours to go through them. Of course all my dogs were scared to death, but we took M&M with us for a while and she really good. She got lots of pets from the kids, but hated all the noise the fireworks made.

It's been so hot and smokey here that I haven't been doing much. My craft room is an oven, so have been staying out of there! Tried to move some things in the living room to work on, but with all the dogs it was impossible. Way too many noses poking around and hate snarf on my paper!

Decided today was the day to try and scan pictures and take some pictures. Hope it works out!! lol For some reason I hate scanning stuff and I have a wonderful scanner!!

It also looks like I'll be off work all month!! I can't believe work has been so slow this year. I need to find something else to do to make money. I think I've decided to open an Etsy store online at I'm pretty sure that's the address. It's a website where you have your own store, but everything has to be handcrafted. I've been working on some stuff, but won't tell what!! lol Don't want anyone to steal my idea that took me so long to come up with. Hopefully it'll work out and people will buy my wares! Will keep you up to date and when I finally open the store will post the address for everyone to check out.

Hopefully I'll be back later to post some pictures! If not today, then for sure tomorrow.

Talk to you late!!