Thursday, July 17, 2008


I just realized, as I looked at my blog, that the circles to the sides look like olives, with pimentos...which, ironically, is the same thing I was talking about with my DearBFF Michelle yesterday when discussing what she is calling her tiny little embryo while he/she is in the oven! She said that she read that it's about the size of a little raspberry, or a green olive... I think calling it the little raspberry is CUTE, but that a little green olive is odd...but, she pointed out that Olive could be a potential NAME, as a boy could be Oliver, or a girl, Olivia... calling a child Raspberry is something only a celebrity would do... Anyway, the colors and the "olives" on the sides of my blog are dedicated to Michelle, and her tiny, whatever she decides to call it, because I am FREAKING OUT about this baby already... (but not until after her OB appointment today...of course!)

Changed me up to PRETTY! :)

I found on MelissaAllore's blog ( a link to The Cutest Blog on the Block--which has FREE backgrounds for blogs. I LOVED this one, so I thought I'd try it out. :) Let me know what you think! I might try a rename for the blog, since I'm not really trying to EAT desserty anymore...haha! :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I've been tagged!! :)

Silly AshleeM, my HawaiianBFF tagged me, so now I get to answer questions, and then tag some other unsuspecting bloggers! :) How did she know I check my blog for comments CONSTANTLY? LOL! :) OK, here's the deal:

The rules of the game: Each player answers the questions themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they've been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answers.
Ten years ago: Was 1998...Um...I was working at a job...where was that...before my kids it's all a blur. I guess I was at Good Guys selling electronics, and Mike and I were dating on and off...WOW. Things have changed in 10 years!
Five things on today's to do list: 1. Post a SQUID on the MB (it's my designated week...) 2. Go to Starbucks. 3. Will NOT buy lunch, will bring... 4. Straighten the house, in-laws are finally gone, and i get my house back! 5. WORK ON MY DARN APPETIZER SWAP THAT'S DUE on the 20th!! (Emily=Slacker!)
Snacks I enjoy: Snacks I do NOT enjoy -- raw sushi, raw tomatoes, tentacles of any kind. Anything else I love to eat. :) (especially peanut butter cups...)
Places I have lived: San Diego, Escondido, San Diego, Montana, San Diego, La Mesa. :)
I'm going to tag: Oh boy... Let me think!
Ted, AKA Sir-Craft-A-Lot because he's the reason I'm DOING my blog more often now, and he's funny, and a great writer. I'd like to see his answers to these questions, though he might already have answered them! :)
Nicole, aka Red1der1 because I decided today that I like her style on her blog. :)
Melissa, aka ScrappingMelissa because she's awesome and stuff, even though she's been MIA on the MB lately. :) She inspires me. :)

That's enough RIGHT? :)

Monday, July 14, 2008

Photo Posting, and a Project, all in one!

This is a project for Tori's party. I made a CD for each child attending, and a holder for the CDs. I stamped the CD with Stazon ink, and colored them with Sharpies! :) FUN! iTunes has a cool feature that allows you to print a mosaic of the album covers if you burn a song on a CD with the cover information available...I LOVE how it turned out!
(I also just played a little with how to place photos in this post, and have discovered that you can move the pictures around once they are uploaded...)

Hannah Montana Party "stuff!"

I made a few things for Tori's party that I thought turned out pretty cool!

The first is the invitation. It was a guitar that I made on the Cricut Design Studio. I cut them out, stamped them, glittered them with Stickles glitter glue, and then strung them with silver embroidery floss (and covered the ends with "Skittles" plastic beads.) I really liked the look of them! :) The second item was a "Backstage Pass" to Tori's party. It was really a nametag for the kids to wear around their necks! I found $1 rolls of ribbon at Michael's, and sewed them to make lanyards, and then hung the passes on the lanyards and Sharpied the names on them. :)

This is my baby, singing into my scissors with her backstage pass! :) She's SIX! I can't believe it! :)

Oh great...

Looks like I'm going to be linked-to, so I'd better keep myself interesting! :)

Ted, AKA Sir-Scrap-A-Lot (Cricut MB) is going to link to my blog on his blog. It's like we are holding virtual hands now, which might make Softbrn (Cricut MB) jealous, but that's OK, a little competition can be healthy (plus, Mike would probably fight for me...right?) :)

So, I am VOWING to myself today that I will post SOMETHING once a week. Which means I either have to MAKE something once a week, or pull up something old! haha! :) For now, I will post a picture of something I made a couple of weeks ago!

This is a menu and cards directing people at a party my boss threw for her 80 year-old Mother- in-Law. She's not fond of her MIL, but she knew I could make something pretty that would make it look like she cared! (she's a CRACK UP, really, I really like working for her!) :) Anyway, I let her take credit, but she said she would tell EVERYONE I made them, but she would also say how awesome she was for hiring me! I thought they turned out cute!