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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mr. March


Oh...Dear Mr.March, I heard you were write around the corner. I am happy to welcome you the month of green beer ..I am looking forward to changing my perspective just for you..To make list of the great things coming my way this month..A great class to look forward too...My little girl turning 7..My great friend turning ? not sure but its gonna be Mel's birthday soon..An 18 drive to Boulder with my kids...( I love to drive, in my past life i was a truck driver) please don't tell anyone..My son starting a new program that Is going our change his lives. My oldest starting drivers ED..Oh..The new kit Carousel by the pink Ninjas.(yumminess) reading my girlfriends blogs...love you girls who take the time to share your beautiful souls..I feel so lucky ..I am sitting here in my kitchen its 5:40 am and I was supposed to leave for Boulder right about now but I decided that today needs to be about me and my kiddos running around my house being silly day..so Boulder will have to wait till tomorrow..I am on my third cup of coffee...I am going to start my day by joining my running group for our 11 mile run...(that's were the coffee comes in) and I have new songs on my Ipod ...Oh and yesterday My real mom rang the door bell and shes spend the night here and I so needed that..so my red hair ,green eyed mom is here..( shes English, my dad was Mexican ) ..I will take some pictures and share...I do love that we look so much a like we are just different colors...
So, with that I am off to get my warm clothes on since I think I will be running in the rain this morning...and driving to some location that I will get lost getting too..( hope not ) but I might..Did I mention that my teenage daughter has been such a good girl this week...OK Mr. March I am ready for a wonderful month ....full of creativity...joy..reading and running and being mommy.....bring it on..

Friday, February 26, 2010

Riding with my dad

I really didn't want to go but I am glad I did...My dad asked if I wanted to go on a ride with him and I said yes..so when he came to get me he said shall we go eat first and I said YES..I really didn't want to go on a bike ride..My heart has been feeling heavy and tired..so I was not in the mood..after lunch I asked him if he wanted to shopping next door to REI...(love this store) he said yes ..Finally we looked at each other and said lets just do this you we will both feel better after we do..We get in the car drive to our biking spot and we are off...We had so much fun and I felt so much better..The more I rode the lighter I felt..It was perfect in about 2 hours I was in a completely different place emotionally..Hopeful and just set in what I believe to be true..and that is everything is going to be OK..I need to chill and breathe..
So here I am near the end of our 2 hour ride....Happy me...exercise is the happy drug...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Headband

The headband...I saw this on Elsie's blog at some point and wanted to try it..First of all for my Birthday last year My girlfriend Carrie gave me the cutest gift wrapped in this material..so it was special to me..I cut out the part I wanted ..and remember that if your material is not in the perfect shape you want you could cut out a circle or a star and that would look so cute..next picked out my headband from (CVS) OK... I backed my flower with Craft Fuse to make it stiff ..I like the way it sits more when its stiff..next I sewed the headband on the flower..Then I backed it with felt and sewed along the lines of the flower..
Taaa Daaa...have fun with this...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A room for Bella..

Her room is finished...I ended up with help from Lina painting two walls pink and one purple...I hung the star lights up behind her bed..I got those at Ikea..On her ceiling are different color pineapple garlands...I got those a couple of years ago at Over The Moon in Los Angeles..

and i added another little garland on the mirror wall..and there you a room for Bella..it feels magical to me..( just a side note she likes it too.but at 2 am everymorning she joins me) sweet.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Weekend Stuff.....

She has now attended her first dance and I think all the preparation was worth it..Maybe its because I am such a girl but I was so excited for her ..The dress was very 1950's and my sister in law did her make up..Thanks D.

I love hot rollers..Mac make up..freeze it hairspray..french manicures..fake eyelashes...it was fun helping her get ready for her first dance...That was the highlight of our weekend..
I really wanted show you this picture of this rainbow ..its huge...and I knew when I saw it it was going to be a great week...

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Late Friday night..stuff

I cant believe that's its Friday and that its 4 days since I have looked at my lonely blog..I miss you Mr. blog so here whats going on in my world...First I am amazed that its almost march..I feel like were running on fast forward..I had crazy busy week..First my daughter went to her first formal..It was really exciting to talk to her about her dress and do her hair..My sister in law did her makeup and it was beautiful..I cant believe how fast time goes.My little girl is at formal..Oh.. I let her drive my car too..just on our street and she was pretty good.I mean if the theme is accept she is almost 16 Gloria!! I guess its OK...
So ,last night I took out my paper crafting goodies..I made this layout with the kit from the Pink Ninja addicts kit called Dont get it twisted..go here to look..
I know it simple but its so freaking cute..I thought to myself as I was scrapping this...Gloria why haven't you used yarn to spell words out before...Hello how easy and how cute is that idea...I am sure lots of people have done this but I missed it...OK lets just say... I love it..The kit was adorable.I made a couple heart punches and glue dots ..I did sew the yarn down in some places too...The colors are yummy and Happy..Good stuff..
Here is my self portrait for today..I did it myself as soon as I finished my run so its blurry ..But can you tell I am happy..I had a great run and I've been doing all my marathon training but guess what I only had McDonald's once this month...so that's pretty good for me ..specially if you knew my record...I hope you get to go outside this weekend and have a great Saturday..Oh have you seen the movie couples retreat...if you havent its a super good and funny movie..I recomend it....

Monday, February 15, 2010

Shutter Sisters


The word for the month of February for The one word project over at the Shutter Sisters is Nurture...I love heading over to there blog at the beginning of the month to see if I am going to be able to capture the word they chose in a picture..I was not sure this month ..Nurture is a big word to get in a picture..My 8 year old son was taking pictures from the backseat of the car at whatever we saw on our way to the beach this week and he took this picture..The really cool part was that I didn't know until I downloaded them on the computer..I am so glad I said yes you can use my camera because otherwise I wouldn't have this picture...Nurture what a great word..You should play along it good stuff...oh..I think the one being nurtured in this picture is me...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

About the race..

I went to bed way to late on Saturday night and I had to be ready to go at 6:30 am. I am not really good about the nutrition thing so heres what being ready means for Gloria...COFFEE
I get up at 5:30 am and run downstairs and make some coffee..I stand there and just wait..You know eyes closed and telling myself this..
Really Gloria another half martahon..Hmm..I am tired..Hmm..I wanna sleep..I am going to be cold...COFFEE enters my body and then I tell myself this..
Get your Ipod ...lets do this...Shower and wake up and dance in the shower....I love COFFEE..
So there you go its 6 am and I am dancing in the shower and excited to run..excited to get another Medal...
My Dad comes to pick me up and we have more COFFEE ..yes this make 4 or 5 cups for me and way more tha that for my dad...but hey ,I feel great and my stomach is fine and my brain is ON..
We get in the car and drive to our run...now to park..
this is our veiw ..not alot of parking going on..so we parked at least 2 miles away from the starting line..according to me....
We park and hey I need a picture because according to me there wont be anyone to leave my camera with...so I need to get them now...I don't run with my camera anymore so I don't have actual pictures from the race...but It was very hilly and the weather at 8am had to be in the 60s with lots of sunshine.( gotta love San Diego) OK... so I did it in 1:59 and that's fine ..I was happy with that...I thought about a couple things during my run..One FOOD ..yeah I was so hungry..and then I thought about how important it was to take it one day at a time. How important it is to take one step at a time while moving in a forward direction..I just need to enjoy my today..Honestly if I thought about were I would be in 5 years I would probably be wrong in my prediction..so why do that to myself..Instead just be here today ..moving forward ..Its like my race today just keep going and sometimes your tired so you jog..Other times you see the water station ahead and all of you is so happy to walk take your time drink your water pull yourself back together again just to start running again...Life is like that ..I just need to take baby steps when I need to ..run when I can...Jog when I am tired.. Stop when I hurt but I keep moving forward..In a race I need to finish ,I need to go though all the emotions but I don't ever give up on myself ..I just keep moving forward even if I had to walk the whole thing..that's the beauty of race ..it doesn't matter how long it took you ..Honestly its whats in your heart that matters.. That you went out and did your best. .We need to show up for ourselves..thats it..
This is my friend Mike..He ran the race in 1:30...That is so good...
Yeah!!!!! and here he is my dad......Rolling his butt in the street..being super funny...
and the Breakfast of champions..A breakfast burrito and a diet Coke.....oh yeah ..And I will take yellow ribbon for my medal please.... ( I love running)

Happy Valentines Day

Found on a sculpture at Road Runner Sport..
Found in the hand of a cute 6 year old ...
Found at the Botanical Gardens
Found while looking up at the frozen yogurt shop
Found at the edge of a fountain...I hope you had a great day..I did..
I hope to keep spotting these perfect hearts ...
I feel like today was just perfect..
I hope you had a great day too.....
Thanks You ....

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Sweet Hearts...

I havent posted my hearts everyday but here they are...This one of coarse I made...but I love it..Thats my head in the middle ..


Here we go another Gloria made heart ...Ive had a weird week in my head..I can Honestly say that I haven't believed that I have been sad...I was lying to myself..I guess I have been..Yesterday, I drove around and just cried..My crying comes from deep inside I guess..either that or its just there...Are you loving my insight..I don't know what my deal is..I guess having my kids all the time and knowing they need there dad and having him live 18 hours away is sad. I guess knowing life as I knew it.. is gone now..I guess I am scared of the future and what it holds for us. I guess I miss being a wife,Yup. I am going through different levels of sadness and I am or have had a happy life and my heart is generally happy so I am letting myself be sad when it comes but am also letting it go and not hanging on to it...I feel like my being is living in a place were you never know what the weather is going to be like...so some days I need an umbrella and some days I am wearing my cute sunglasses because its so sunny....hmmm..What to do....well I guess just accepting things the way they are..Loving the people around me...Loving my life with my 3 fun kids..I do understand that this is a process and I am in the middle...Which means I am moving forward..(right)
I do love that Chrissy had this great search for hearts ...I loved being on the look out...Thanks Chrissy...I will be celebrating Valentines Day tomorrow at the San Dieugito half Marathon..It starts at 7:30 and since its a hilly run I hope to come in under 2 hours...So that makes me super DE duper Happy...I am telling you exercise is the best way I find happiness and clarity..I will be running with my dad and some great friends too....I hope you have a great LOVE day...if you find your self feeling sad because LOVE day can sometimes do that...go for a long walk outside..Love you and Happy valentines Day..

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pink Ninja's Valentine special....




HAPPY VALENTINES DAY WEEKEND!!! My friends have a little special they are running untill valentines day is over,, FREE SHIPPING ON ANY PINK NINJA ADDICTS PURCHASE!!! open to us and canada only,,, sorry international friends,,, ;-) perfect timing to stock up!!! here is there store .

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love the Ordinary

Recall as often as you wish; A happy memory never wears out.
Be thrilled when you make a new friend...send them a card

Normal day, Let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in the quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Mary Jean Ir ion-

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mommys Little Monster




Here is my mini book I created for christopher using the mommys little monster kit...I had a-lot of fun with it...He thinks its cool too....so if you want to see more cute paper magic go here.

Mommys Little Monster

I got to play with some really nice girls this weekend...I put together a mini album for Christopher..I put some cute pictures I had of him doing super hero stuff as boys often do..All my products I used were from The Mommy's little monster Kit...It can be found here...
One of the things that sets this kit club apart from the others is that you will be inspired all month long by really cute creative stuff made by Nelly, Ally, Carrie or me....The Head ninjas do a very good job at keeping the blog moving...Moving with consistent inspiration..I love that ..I buy a kit and maybe I get stuck..You know it happens to all of us .. You just get on over to the Pink Ninja Addicts and guess what your UN stuck ....This mini album I mde totally ended up remindidng me of Toy Story....
I did some glimmer mist on the cover and lots of fun rub ons that are also included..They work really well..
This are an American Crafts mini marks rub on transfers..You get a whole collection..Toy soldiers..Rockets ..so Toy Story..
Check out this little dino guy...hand made by Miss Ally herself...A littlo DYMO action with Christophers name and there you have it a cute mini album cover....

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Weekend Stuff.....

Here she is ..our lovely award (at least in our house) winning heart shaped rock...She walked in the door with it put in on our dinner table went and got the basket of creative memories paint and just went for it...no real thought just made something beautiful instantly as children often do....as for my table well...lets just say if you came over I would pull out the table cloth....
Here I am on the beach with my dad and kids ..
Me...Dad would you take a picture of me?
Dad...with that rock in front of you?
Me...Yes
Dad...covering your face?
Me..Yes..its a heart rock..?
Dad..ok..but ill only take one..just one picture of a rock covering your face..
So here it is the one picture he took...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Fridays Heart....


My Friday was mostly spent with Carrie...I did find my heart for today....OK I am sure I am the only one who didn't notice that ivy plants were heart shapes...I finished my run and walked to my car got my camera out and started walking a little bit before I got back in my car and I looked to my left and there it was a huge wall covered in hearts....Then I got excited because that was easy...It got me thinking about how much I either take for granted or overlook...so today I was just more aware..I did things a little bit slower and I was more patient ....and it was perfect too because I spent a great deal of my day with my friend Carrie who is LOVELY...
So do you have plans for this weekend..
I have a good run planned tomorrow that with any luck will be in the rain...
I have a movie date with my dad and my kids...
I am having a some rad girls over to create ....
I hope you have a good weekend and may you make something beautiful this weekend...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Love what's next....


I haven't a clue how my story will end, but that's all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road,that's when you discover the stars. or oranges.....
-Nancy Willard...(she didnt write the oranges part that was me...)
Do want to look for hearts too...go HERE

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Calling all Hearts..


My friend Chrissy is calling all hearts...go check her blog out...she is my fellow scarf sister ...and well now I am looking for hearts...Okay, so after I picked up my kiddos from school and came home did homework and hung out.... I told my two little kids( because they would go for it)...I said guess what you guys my friend Chrissy from Arizona is doing a challenge on her blog...would you like to do it with me...YES they said...OK so we need to take a mini field trip. Get your jackets...and a hat..So we are on our way to the beach to find hearts and its almost dark. ( whats up with doing things in the dark this week) We get to the beach and were looking and looking and yes we find lots of rocks shaped like rocks...Isabella tells me mom I got a heart for Chrissy but I am keeping it OK....It took us 30 minutes tops..and we had a really good time..and its felling a-lot like Valentines around here....

She now holds the record for Biggest Heart Rock ever found in our house...

The Pink Ninja addicts.

Its the beginning of the month and the Pink Ninjas Addicts have there new kit..Its very cool if you have any kind of boy in your life even better...Its full of home made yumminess and everything goes..That's the best past about buying a kit..Everything you need is in the rad kit..It all flows..Oh and the blog is so cool ninja Ally and Nelly are putting up new inspiration everyday..so check it out.....here...

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Movie Moment....

I had a total grateful moment today..after much insecurity that has been lingering in my head about me....after yes and no moments about me. After what I would call a my brain is a little confused about what the heck is happening with my life right now..I had a full on movie moment...OK so I am just going to be honest I have more really good days than I do sad ones. I don't really like sad days but I guess they come with the territory.(life)...Ok well I told myself this morning Gloria what are you going to do this month ....That will really make a difference in your life..30 days..30 days to change something for the better......I am going to give up fast food this month...wow..If you knew how much I love fast food you would understand....I love it...but I also am coming to the understanding that I am eating so much of it because I have kinda lost control of what I knew to be my life..You know good or bad my life was a certain way and its all changed..so since I'm all out of sorts right now I tend to do whats easy..and that's not always good..OK I know I am not over weight I am really fine with my body but here the thing..I think that the food choices I have been making it harder for me to feel just plain old healthy...I just don't feel healthy..I feel like this for example...my car is a total mess and it drives fine but when I get in it its just not a smooth ride..its bumpy and I don't feel good in it...Does that make sense..It does right?ok so this leads us to my movie moment because on my road to being healthier this came up.....
OK back to my movie moment...I have not wanted to run ..I do because its good for me and its what I feel I need to be happy...but I have needed to find away to motivate myself..so I found out that near my house a group meets to do an evening run and I asked my dad to please do it with me the first time because I am shy..(really shy)....He said sure Princess...so of we go to Moving Shoes to run with a new group of people and its a 5 mile run but the trick is it was night time...It was really dark..and well I'm 37 and I don't wear glasses and I can hear perfectly but my dad ...well not so much..Here we go behind this really fast group of runners..The kind that are really really fast....him and I..in the dark telling each other lift your feet so you don't fall..look out for the man on a bicycle that has no headlight ...we laughed and I think we were both kinda out of running sorts in the dark..So after 2 miles he stops ...I stop , he looks at his watch and tells me I'm tired Princess and I ask do you want to walk and he says to me ..no lets just go you run first I will fallow you because this makes you happy and that's why I'm here...In that moment my heart was full..I felt loved ...I had a movie moment..A complete memory created in my head that I will remember forever..I cant even begin to tell you how lucky I felt...
Here we are my dad and me...( He is not my biological dad) but he is my heart dad and he has been everything I ever imagined a dad would be..He has loved me like his own little girl since I was 7..OK so there you go my story for today....( oh we burned 580 calories pretty good for a late night run hu...)