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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Muddy Buddy...

Yes ..I was muddy....
crawling to get out of this...
That's me on the right.......then Brett then devan...
Looks like fun Hu...

Muddy Buddy..That sounds like a bud in the mud..That could be fun or not..That's how it happened. A friend asked me to do this race for a friend of hers and because in all honesty I stink at saying no..and i theory I want to help out and I do love races I said yes.....OK so 2 days before the race I agreed to do it...Saturday was our long run day and this was a LONG one...and Sunday was the race ..So I ask my friend Cathy who knows me well and will always pick me up for just about any race because she hearts me and also because I used to have a really hard time getting up early so she would make sure I got up on time...sweet friend hu..So this race was no exception she was here at 5:30 am ready to go...so off we went ..are you wondering why I am telling this story ...this is why..I must have complained for 30 minutes about how I was tired and didn't want to do this race in the car on the way up there..I was being a pain in the butt..then fell asleep and I felt better but my friend just heard me out and let me be yucky me..I really appreciate that...I felt really blessed to be able to show her this side of me and have her be so supportive...Thanks Cathy..You really helped me out this Sunday...
I am glad I said yes and did the race.. Reason one it forced me to do a mountain bike race and I was so scared to get on the bike...but I didn't fall and I was just fine ...Reason two .It forced me out of my comfort zone...new people and obstacle stuff...reason Three...I made new friends..Devan and Brett the cutest husband and wife I have met..good people...OK well have a great day....oh and we placed too...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Pink Ninja Monday

I had the best time last night. I was scarp booking and drinking beer when I should have been cleaning my house...Perfect Sunday night...I spray painted the wings in the carousel kit black and had Isabella be my photographer and here you have it me with a mustache....

The Kit for April is so cute I cant wait for you to see what Nelly and Ally put together for you..Its so stinking cute...have a wonderful Monday ..
and did I tell you I heart the Pink Ninja Addicts....I DO !!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

As we were driving..

My sweet friend Carrie and I ended up some were we did not plan on going...It was our impromptu field trip....
A little antique shop that I have seen many many times but just never took the time to go too..Well ,now I know why.. I was supposed to go there with Miss Carrie..and enjoy every room with her and be a total little girls in the process...
The sign out side brought us in....it called out to us...Carrie ,Gloria come in.....we listened!!
Well..we spotted this little duck and squealed because as you can see its...adorable..
Gloria...OHHHH....
Carrie..YESSSSS...its perfect and cute ..
two big girls who felt perfectly content by looking at one little duck....

These perfect baby blue ...aqua chairs are totally sweet...

and then there is this perfect ittle book end...its a baby deer and it was truly magical to look at.
>Thanks for letting me share my little field trip with you....(thanks carrie)
Hope you have a great Saturday:)

Friday, March 26, 2010

What i saw on my bike today....

Today I woke feeling yucky...and my dad was feeling tired so we went on a bike ride and it totally picked up our spirits...I saw lots of things that made me smile.....This house makes me smile ...Its sweet hu....
This is the road that I run on almost everyday....magical hu...
I know...whats this..its a bronco and I love it...I totally imagine getting in it feeling vintageee and orange ..I just love where my being would go in it...I would so wear my hair down too...
I know a magic school bus.... can you see us going to a painting retreat in it....
Ohhhh...I love this cute bug..my mom drove a baby blue one at some point In my life..I remember....
I hope you can find a little magic were ever you may go today...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

at this moment....

At this moment I am working on having faith ...learning to trust again...accepting that I will not turn myself off..I will keep believing and i will keep trying and if things don't go as planned then I am coming to a complete belief and understanding that Its better to try and fail at whatever it is I do than to stop trying...I will keep jumping as high as I can because at some point I will be able to fly again....I saw this movie and of course I cant remember the name...but its about this girl that desperately wants to be seen...She falls in love with the idea that maybe he(this man is the one)....she believes people are good and she is consistently let down...but in the end of the movie she meets a guy and she likes him a-lot and he cant handle that he likes her too...OK well he tells her that hey this is not for me I don't want a relationship and she says back to him....This is the line I love....( she said to him) well at least I love, I put myself out there I try ..I fall I get hurt but guess what I feel I am alive I am willing to try and get my heart broken because I am worth not hiding....( I love that line...) I am worth not hiding...that's where I am and that's what I am working on....I know I am kinda all over the place but I hope you can get what I am trying to say.... . I met a beautiful soul by the name of Liz in Oregon at her amazing retreat that I was blessed enough to go to....she has the most amazing voice...You the kind you hear that make you instantly calm...I just love what she brings ...so much beauty...if you want to read her blog or maybe try this exercise...go here
...http://www.lizlamoreux.com/be-present-be-here/

Gloria Muffins...

My sister in law is an amazing cook and baker...and she is soooo pretty too...She gave me a recipe for these Glory muffins that she told me are now Gloria muffins...Hello, I have a muffin named after me....( funny hu!) I made two batches last night...I did the same thing except one had raisins and one did not....They turned out totally different....with raisins
without raisins...
Yup..leave it to me to make two completely looking muffins with the same recipe...They were really good..so I started thinking...Hmmmm..do you have a good muffin recipe you would like to share with me...I know this is not a cooking blog but I am in the mood for baking muffins ...So if you want to share please do....I wont put the recipe on my blog unless I have your permission but what I want is another good muffin recipe....do you want to share?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pink Ninja Monday

Happy Pink Ninja Monday !!!!!
Monday is officially my favorite day of the week...
why? because every Monday I get to share my new layout I did with my super duper stinking cute ninja kit....because every Monday I start over..because Monday nights are my run at night day..and because every Monday night is magical for me....I love Mondays....
These picture were taken at Isa's baptism..She was 4 years old..It was a good day..flowers and smiles were shared by all..
all the memories that make up our life..Getting the perfect dress for a little girl...taking the time to explain all about God..looking at there little face as they semi understand that they are part of something way bigger...(or maybe that was my face)
I love these colors...girly pink and blue..soft on the eyes and just dreamy....
Have a great Monday....and by the way whats your favorite day of the week? and why...why do you love that day? mine is Monday....

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Oh, on this Sunday I have thoughts..

I woke up very happy today..I love this Sunday..I feel like Freckle face strawberry..Have you read this book..Its a children's book that's about a little girl who has red hair and freckles lots and lots of freckles..people made fun of her and she tried to get rid of them..well then she hid them ..which led to her loosing herself..well it has a happy ending..she grows up lives happily ever after...ohhhh!!! how I love this book...it makes me happy, happy ,happy. First of all I love love red heads...I love love freckles and stories of girls who get lost trying to be something there not only to find that YES they were good enough ....freckles and all....Ohh so perfect....(by the way I just want to share that I bought this book for me,because sometimes I need to read something cute and simple with a happy ending , you know boy ,girl ,kids and love..) even with my relationship status I have to say it will be happy and in love with kids and it will include a boy....So, today I woke up and decided that I wanted to bake...OK ,well in Gloria's world..I don't know how to bake so I box and bake...Hey ,that works for me...Well what did I box 'n bake today...
Does that not look so terribly yummy...card board boxes that say add water ,oil and eggs...Well they turned out super duper yummy...half the fun is the orange bowls ..(i love orange) chocolate in an orange bowl...perfectly delightful....
Then add coffee...in the perfect coffee cup..That's what I had this morning...and I wanted to share...That for breakfast today I had chocolate fudge brownies with coffee...

Have a wonderful Sunday...make brownies have some coffee and Just be you...because in all actuality or as tell myself everyday....In the real world my real world I am enough and so are you...perfect to love ..perfect to be loved..
Life is good...in my world and yes I am happy today and I hope you are too....and if you're not feeling it...go below and listen to the very groovy song and dance.....and make a box of brownies..Ohh and if you need another groovy song go here and tell yourself before you click I will do as kolleen says....Happy Sunday my friends....

Spring Time. SHWAD.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Scrapping with my Addicts Kit

I did this layout with the Pink Ninja Addicts March kit.. I had fun making it..You know it just flowed ..very free about it..My age 37..I don't really know what that means to me ..I don't feel any age really..I would have to say that I do feel way more mature than I did 5 years ago...I also feel that with age and kids you become a better listener..and I enjoy it...and I find I am very aware now of the fact that hey this person really needs to be heard, I can hear it in there voice,and therefor I listen better .37 almost 38 has also showed me to find contentment is what is going on right now...

I am still a little wacky and super happy some days and sad others..yeah..us girls can be a little of everything emotionally and that's OK..its just the way we are....I have found that I am very hope full that I will be able to trust again and I AM PROUD TOO.. at the age of 37 I did right by my family....I know that this whole divorce thing will be behind me soon..I am so much more at peace now with who I am and my kids...ok...there you go...all this writing for a layout..You gotta love scrapbooking its a good therapy tool ..try it...put down your age on a peice of paper and just go........
love,
Gloria

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

happy Birthday dad

Today you turn 61..I feel so blessed to have you in my life..Your friendship and direction mean the world to me..Thank you for taking me on dates when I felt sad . Thank You for calling me everyday to check up on me..Thank you for calling me princess and always making me feel like your favorite..How can I thank you enough for taking the time drive me to all my basketball games and cheer leading practices..How do I thank you for taking me into your life and then making me part of your heart..You have been an amazing father to me when I didn't have one,because of you I never felt like I didn't have one...You loved me no matter what I did..You held my hand when roger died...You are and have been part of who I have become and I hope you know how much I love and admire you..You will forever be my dad....my friend and I will always be here for you.....I love you with all my heart...Gloria

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pink Ninja Monday





well, hello Gloria Monday is almost over....but better late than never I always say...Its Pink Nina Monday....and here is my latest creation with the awesome march kit.....Can you tell who my inspiraton is for this layout ? I got the new Celine Navarro book...Its all in french and yes I do speak 2 languages but french is not one of them....But even so I loveeeed the boook its amazing...so after looking at the book this is what I made with the Pink Ninja Addicts Kit....Love this kit and love celine...happy middle of the day monday to you...

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just for you..

Ok ..take a moment
STOP..ok now
Just be with yourself..
now wisper quitely to yourself
I am beautiful
I am smart
I am caring
I am loving
I am here
I am the best me out there
now run to mirror.
smile BIG...
see....... your perfect....
HAVE A GREAT SATURDAY........



Friday, March 12, 2010

Ramblings from Gloria's brain.....

You know how sometimes your supposed to be somewhere but it keeps escaping you? You see it you try holding on to it only see it slip from your fingers..Life does that , and being a girl on top of that just makes it that much more interesting..I feel heavy sometimes. I am trying to do the right thing ..you know... be kind , love , listen , stop look around ,count my blessings...all of the above, still sometimes days are just to much..a friend told me today that when this happens to try just acknowledge I am having a tough day..to let that yucky feeling I have go through me..That it was OK to cry..because I would be OK soon..so why am I sharing this because I don't think I really knew that...did you ? I am giving myself permission to be sad and I know it will pass...I understand that and believe that..We need to give ourselves permission to not be perfect and to feel...and that will help us become who we are ....My friend Carrie gave me this little owl tiny wind up toy...(thank You C..:) My real mom gave this mushroom and I love it...(thank you) they were hanging out in the back yard when I saw them so I took there picture...

Check this out my birth dad made this for me...Its the first thing I have ever had from him..He has been in heaven for a long time..so when my mom walked out of her house and said look I found this...Your dad made it for you 32 years ago...well I thanked him immediately and now I look at it and it makes me happy and sad all together..chocolate milk emotion....(thanks dad)
Then my sweet friend Nelly..made this for me...perfect little bag..made just for me....she took the time to make it and I love it..(thanks Nelly)
so, I am kinda everywhere today...and its OK not to be happy 24/7...I still love and am grateful for so many things...I feel blessed to be here and lucky to be able to open up on my little blog that has connected me to some of the woman I admire and love the most....I did have a hell of a run yesterday...and tomorrow morning I plan on doing the same thing so there you go stuff to look foward too...ramblings from Gloria's brain...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Isabella's mini book..created with the Carousel kit

The cover....
I know as a mom some of the best things we can give our kids are thing we made...at least that's my belief..I would love to have a mini my mom made for me..That would just rock my world...That's what I hope my kids will eventually feel about this little treasures..I love making for them..
I made this using 100%...of the Pink Nina Addicts March Kit..I want to explain this..I took only the kit and my basic tool kit..BASIC..I think that's kinda cool to have enough stuff in one kit to do that...Ally and Nely really did a great job putting it together..
For her birthday last year we took her to The American Girl doll store in Los Angeles....We would of liked to take a couple of girls from her class with us but man it was crazy expensive so that made us her only guest...It was still perfect..
Here we are in the booth holding her gifts..I also did the witting on little pieces of paper that are hidden behind the pictures...Here we are shopping..we had a good time...notice my 15 year old is not in the picture..This place was not cool enough for her to go....
This is the last page....Glitter wings , ballerinas and all....I do love Birthdays, I just wish our kids didn't have to grow up so fast..I love little people...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Total Dork..101

Total Dork here...I wanted to share and I am not sure why but here I am....I am on my way out to do my night run and check it out....A head lamp thingy....I have never worn anything so ummm whats the word..Oh.. wait there is no word for this....well maybe dork...I am a running dork...with a big ole light on my head....
what are wearing on your head? I really hope its not a lamp...Lots of Love...Gloria