Saturday, October 30, 2010

celebrating my friends.. was simple and it was easy. We celebrated Chili , being together, good beer and telling each other stories..
I had a Chili cook off two weeks ago because I love Chili..NO
because I miss my friends and I wanted a good excuse for us to get together. Its always a little nerve racking getting the house clean and getting all the the last minute things you need but it's so funny how as soon as the door bell rings and your first guest arrives you forget about the house stuff . Your just so happy to have your friends in your space. Having them smile in your kitchen. I love that feeling. I love that I was able to introduce new friends to my old friends.. I hope to have knitting night next.
November First Carrie and I have a surprise....

Friday, October 29, 2010

Your Appointment with Friday

Thank You for joining us this Friday evening. Carrie and I are here with your sweet Photo Challenge for this Friday. Our word of the week is Taaa Daaaa ...
  1. To observe (a day or event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing. See Synonyms at observe.
  2. To perform (a religious ceremony): celebrate Mass.
  3. To extol or praise: a sonnet that celebrates love.
  4. To make widely known; display: "a determination on the author's part to celebrate . . . the offenses of another" (William H. Pritchard).
What Celebrate means to me...To be so aware and in the moment that you feel the need to Celebrate. I celebrated Isabella starting Guitar Classes this week by having celebration consisting of chocolate cupcakes.Its taking that extra moment or saying a couple extra words to celebrate someone. Its observing how wonderful an expirience with candles.. You know the feeling.. We have it a-lot when we are little..Birthdays, Christmas, Easter...
As we grow up it gets harder to find that feeling of celebration.. It comes on less frequent..
but practicing celebrating the small things brings it back.....So lets take a picture of something that brings that feeling to you..

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The sweetness of life ..countdown

My oh so Sweet friend Carrie and I have been working on a little something...We will show you November First...So to get ready we made chocolate cupcakes and this one is for you....We will be back tomorrow with our Inspirational Photo Friday..

Pictures from around my house

Loving all the sweet little things around my house..

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Project Monday

If your thinking its not Monday..Yeah, I know but for a moment lets pretend. Carrie and I made the cutest postcards..Carrie had a great Idea. Take a picture of a local map. I found one that has San Diego and Mexico on it. I like that because I was born in one and reside in the other. Carrie made the back of postcards files. So you should blog hop over there by clicking here. I am planning on doing a couple of layouts with mine too..
I dig the Idea of holding something or making a post card knowing that the person who you were thinking of would be holding it next..Its romantic..
I wont be able to send mine in the mail without an envelope but that OK..I stitched the back of the post card and had left over fabric that I was going to cut but decided not too. I like it frayed and imperfect..kinda like me..I used memorie makers mini letters and was going to sew them on but I liked it just like this...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

My little brother got married...

My sweet little brother got married two weeks ago..I love him for many reasons. One of them being that I did not have the privilege of growing up with him and there for I know we missed out, another reason is his belief in God is Amazing. He always take the time to pray for me or listen when I cry. We did not get to really bond in anyway growing up but as adults our love is there. He asked me to take some pictures at his wedding..I am sharing my favorites with you.
His wife's beautiful dress...
My daughter my mom Gloria and Me.
The really cool thing for me was watching the celebration of there love for each other. I pray they make it and that God will bless them with understanding and respect for each other. He is such a good husband to her, he takes care of her and listens to her..I cried at there wedding because I felt so proud of him.
I hope to be able one day to believe like he does. To forgive the way he does.
My little brother got married two weeks ago and I am so proud of him...
My Sweet Lalo I love you, your big sister...G

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Your Appointment with Friday

Hey guys Thanks for joining Carrie and I this Friday, My BFF Carrie came up with this Friday photo prompt and I dig her Idea. Well as you know if you read my blog I love paper. I also Love mail. I love sending mail and I love getting mail. I know that this is a crazy busy time of year for all of us, and that its also the time of year were if you don't live close to your family or friends ..You miss them. So Carrie came up with the coolest funnest Idea. I wish you were here.
You take a map that has your actual city on it . The map below has were I was born and the city I live in..Cool hu..
and take a picture of it..I put a heart around mine with white paint. Carrie just went all out with hers. I have to tell you that's one of the coolest things about Carrie and I and out friendship we love the same things but our creativity is totally different. I love that we create UN- alike.
So what now.. You have to wait until Monday to see what Carrie came up with..Its so cool. So take picture of a map of were you live and then come back Monday for Carrie mini present she is making for us...Have a great Friday and just keep smiling...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Project Monday

Welcome to Project Monday I am so glad you are able to stop by and join Carrie and I on our fun project.This was a really fun prompt COMFY COZY..The weather in San Diego right now is cold and its gray outside. This is the type of weather that brings my thoughts to Cozy... Warm Blankets and fire places maybe some warm socks or that perfect scarf.
I started with my mini layout with a completely different idea than the one I finished with. I love when that happens. I used small pieces of wool and tiny butterflies because Carrie love tiny.
I used Glimmer mist in black because its October not because I thought it would match. I put a heart in there because hearts make me happy. Then I put all that on a piece of We r memory Keepers paper took out the sewing machine and TAAA DAAA...(being funny there) My project Monday ....I hope you like it..

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Your Appointment with Friday

Thank You for Joining Carrie and I on our fun creative Journey. I hope you can play along.
Sweet friends, Thanks for joining us this Friday !! Just in case this is your first time here , Please welcome..Carrie and I are hosting a photo prompt on Fridays and we would love it if you played along with us. Our prompt is COZY COMFORT
Lets take a trip into my head for a bit. I am really excited about these two word together and to see what they mean to you. To me my Cozy Comfort was captured in this picture. Its when the covers start to feel warm on you. When the pillow or the sofa feels just right on your body. Its twinkling lights that give a spark of warmth to that little girl in all of us. Knowing your P.Js are wrinkled and your hair is messy but its all ok because your Cozy and you found some yummy Comfort.

We have started a flicker group so you can join us and on Monday we will show you our mini-page layouts. So now head on over to see what Carrie came up with...I am

Book Club by Elena

I went to book club tonight. I had so much fun. My friend Elena invited me and I am so glad I went. We hung out and talked crafts. I love talking crafts.
Elena shared with us some magical stuff she made at Brave Girls Camp.
Here we are...having what I needed , some much needed girl time.

Here is a picture of our make and take. A very Anthro necklace....
It was a perfect wed night...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I SPY.. here's what I am thinking for the time being on Wed I will show you my favorite pictures I took last week..I love capturing moments, I hope I don't forget how special the little things are..
Love socks and Vans..
My little man playing
Tiny Converse in Brown ( I see a shoe theme)
Cousins.. I truly believe that if you believe in love anything is possible...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Project Monday

Here we go..Carrie and I are both really excited to show you what we came up with. These are some of the things I used to create my mini-page. I wanted the whole tradition and fall feel and I think I got that. In my head anyway...
Carrie and I had a blast taking pictures and just being silly girls together.. If you visit carries blog you can see what she came up with . She also has links to our flicker group if you want to join us. Well let me explain my page. The paper is from the Lizzy collection. The ribbon from making memories. The ink splatter gives it some randomness. I love random elements on pages. The buttons for examples I just through on there and glued them where ever they landed. Oh and the little piece of clothe is just sweet randomness..Ohhh ,,,,I love paper crafting. If you want to play along ..please do !!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Your Appointment with Friday

Welcome to your appointment with Friday, sorry I am late..I am so glad you were able to join us this Friday. Please make yourself at home. ( I really wanted to write that) Carrie and I have our new photo prompt for this week... It's Tradition...........
It's so true that around this time of year even if we are overwhelmed with kids and work. We cant help but suddenly realize its Fall. Things are a little sweeter. The air is a bit chilly. We order different drinks and buy things like Pumpkins. That magical time of year is almost here. Our family will be here soon. Even though for most of us it can be overwhelming I think the trick is to let Tradition happen . To enjoy it and not rush through it.
Here it is a pumpkin on my head..Looking up at what this fall will bring, Pumpkin Lattes and Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin painting...So we would love it if you played along with us. Take a picture of whatever it is that represents tradition to you...
Thank You for joining Carrie and I( go to carries blog to see what she came up with )..We are so glad you stopped by...Oh please come back on Monday so we can show you what we created with our Tradition Pictures...
I know this picture is blurry but I love it...Big hug from Carrie and I.