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Monday, May 31, 2010

Pink Ninja addicts....monday

Good Morning and Happy last Day of May....It went by pretty fast..I know I put this on here already but its my favorite..Lilly and I at red Robbin decorated with the lovely May kit from the Pink Ninja Addicts..LOVE it...
My kids are home!!!! I am so content at this point I had not seen them in 3 weeks..but now there here with me...We went and bought Christopher his birthday present yesterday..Hes a happy little man...And Isabella and I literally drew for hours and hours...Painted rocks and made paper dolls and OH!!!!!! we made a wishing banner..She learned how to make them in Boulder and taught me.. I am a very lucky mommy...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sunny Saturday...

Things are looking up here in my world...The sky looks a little brighter and my coffee was a bit yummier than usual this morning... I have high hopes....for a much better tomorrow..I have cleared out my memeory card becasue its time to fill it up again with new and wonderful pictures....
My mom has been keeping me company so I have had lots of fun conversations....dressing up and acting silly...I love to act super wacky with her...
I have been thinking about how much I need my kids back..and guess what they come home today at 8pm....Yes I am so super DE duper Happy.......
My life is good always but sometimes we feel sad but not today..I have so many ideas on how I am going to make super yummy lunches for my little guys...I am going to start going to mass with my little crew...I am going to do secret field trips just like before and I am going to try really hard to be in the moment with them..not worry about tomorrow or think about yesterday just love my kids ,my family, my friends, my self and God....
So since I am looking so very sexy in this picture...(total joke) please have a great weekend and thank you for the sweet comments they mean the world to me ..with that happy weekend all.....

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pink Ninja addicts...+2

I finished my mini album for my birthday.I know I actually got of my butt and did it...I used my left over Pink Nina Addicts paper from my fabulous kits..+ 2 because I added two Hambly papers...I feel really happy with how cute it turned out..I haven't written in it yet because I need the good handwriting fairy to come over to my house and i will do it..i do feel she will be here soon.
Yes...38 and living it...
Here we are at dinner ..
Oh..this is my sweet friend Adrea.. She is lovely...
Oh and Carrie my girl crush....love her..
Then we went last minute to Kareokee...yup..didnt climb the mountain it was snowing there...
Then there was dinner at Bucca DE Pepo...best chocolate cake ever....
and my dad and I..
Oh...here we are Miss P..and I and Lilly Octopus...
Oh how I love this doll...shes perfect for me....
Hope you like it its Happy.....and its all mine...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Where are you Miss G...

After sitting around and feeling sorry for myself because I miss my kids...and its so weird not having them yelling in the back round...or calling my name ..This is my first sharing the kids with the x husband existence..so its been weird getting used to that whole idea...but here I am and I am okay..and they will be home ,not soon enough but they will be back..so I said to my self ...OK self what are we going to do today...I heard this little voice in my head say...You need to go outside..so I did...and I took my camera because that's what everyone does...right?
I saw little paths that took me happier places...I stopped and just was present...and when I felt sad or when I felt sorry for myself..

I stopped and looked at my wonderful boots that I just adore and then my favorite bell bottom jeans and told myself this...Miss G ,I recognise the fact that your are feeling unsettled and sad..Its because there is a -lot of change in your life right now and for a girl that love s routine that's hard ..so Miss G its OK to feel sad...but that does not mean that being sad has to be your ruling emotion you can feel sad but don't let take over..just be aware of why its there and go be happy...
So I was and I am ....and will continue to try to recognise what I am feeling sit with it a bit..but then continue to take baby steps forward...because that's how I would like to live my life..moving forward in a positive direction despite all the minor set backs..because only I can make that happen for myself....so that's that...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Congrats Mindy!!!

I was so excited to see this at Book Store...Mindy is sweetest girls ever..I met her at an art retreat in Oregon ...She was my room mate and once we started talking I knew she was an amazingly sweet girl...Then I saw her paint at one of out classes and holy cow...Her girls and little houses and her Strawberry Shortcake paintings and her little birds are so freaking amazing..She really does have the ability to bring her stuff to life on canvas...Its almost like they are getting ready to tell you something....
CONGRATS MINDY !!!!!!!
Your painting is on the cover of Somerset Studio....That's such an amazing accomplishment...You are so talented and I am so glad I met you....( I honestly yelled in the store when I saw this) my daughter Paola can tell you how super de duper happy I was for you...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I am now 38..

I had a birthday...and now I am 38..I had a-lot of plans for my birthday and well some on them just did not happen...It was still a great day....
Look at what I got...a yummy doll...I oh so so love her...I named her too...I am so happy with her that I took her all around town with me today...oh I named her Lillie Octopus. I know hu...a little weird but I like it...The adventures of Lille Octopus...can you see that ....

The other thing I have been doing this week is having dessert with every meal...chocolate cake..chocolate mousse pie....chocolate fudge cake...hot fudge Sunday....Thank you for all the amazing birthday wishes....I feel so special...Thanks

Sunday, May 16, 2010

How was the run...

The train run was a-lot of fun...I never thought that I would think running 21 miles would be fun but it was...My coach is a really nice guy and the group was in a good mood. I had my I-Pod ready to go with really good music...all kinds. No one else in our group carries an I-pod so we played a game...Gloria sings the song and everyone tries to figure out the name and title. I am so happy at this point. I am singing ,running and i have a skirt on...I am a happy girl....My dad bought me new shoes for mt birthday too..
Yes, here I am right before we took off and I can honestly write that I am totally ready to run the Rock and Roll...I am going for 4 hours.....not 3:59:59. I think I am going to need that extra second....I love running...I really do. I don't worry when I run ..Its pretty much my cherry on top of my chocolate fudge Sunday.......so what was my time for 21 miles...3:13

It's SUNDAY!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

21 miles or bust.........


My two little one are making the trip to Boulder to be with there dad and they were super happy...That's good...I am getting ready by drinking as much coffee as possible ,putting on my new running skirt (blue) that I will be wearing for the Rock and Roll ( 3 weeks away) and getting ready for our longest run of the season......21 miles for me...I know its crazy hu...well its a long ass way that's for sure..but I have my I-pod and its got a lot of really good dance music on it...I have new shoes and a really cute outfit...HELLO !!!! so if you see a girl in a blue running girl skirt dancing on the side of the road ....beep OK..it might be me !!!!!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Blog hop is under way...

Here is one of my layouts I made using the fab.....May Kit....


this is one the things I love about our May Kit....You can go any direction...
Ally created something sweet and 50's classic .....go here to see her awesome creation...
Nely created sweet for her DJ husband...go here to check hers out....
Carrie made the most Delicious home made tags....ever go here to check hers out...
One awesome PINK NINJA ADDICTS KIT.....4 girls that love each other and 4 completely different creations....please join us for our blog hop...

The Pink Ninja addicts blog hop is under way...

The Pink Ninas are so honored to have celine navvaro for there ninja in the spotlight for the month of may,,, and even more excited to do a blog hop, our last blog hop was so much fun,,, they knew, we had to do it again,,, and they got fun, new give aways this time around,,,, we sent celine the *thrift shop junkie* kit,,, and she worked it, to say the very least,,,
here are our give aways,,, and please read all the instructions to make sure you play along!!!
Ninja Rock Star ally made theses adorable head bands...
ninja star carrie made these cutie pie tags using *thrift shop junkie* as well as *stay beautiful
Here is what I love about these kits...These is just the perfect amount of inspiration to take you in any direction you may want to go...simple and pretty.....rock star....mixed media....colorful and playful...or gifty...so no matter were you are in your scrapbooking paper crafting situation these kits can take you there...

here are the rules..............from master ally and nely.....
*you gotta be a follower of all of the pink ninja addicts blogs,,, {gloria doesnt have a follower list, but the rest of us do} as well as here, the pink ninja addicts blog
*you gotta rock our hot ninja chick badge on your blog,,, you gotta,, but then again, why wouldnt you want to?? ;-)
*you gotta make a post about our blog hop on your blog
*leave a comment here,,, you will be entered to win one of the give aways weve got,,,
please make sure you follow all of the above, from the previous blog hop, we had drawn a name or two and there wasnt a post on the blog,, or the person didnt follow all the blogs,, please double check,, you might think youre listed as a follower,,, and maybe youre not,, just saying,, i want you all to win and have a fair shot!!! :-)
that being said,,, here we gooooooo,,,

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My favorite layout so far this year!!!!


Since the last post seems so heavy....I woke up this morning feeling like wow my blog weighs a thousand pounds right now...I needed to lighten that baby up....so I wanted to share my favorite layout so far this year....100 things I love......

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ramblings from Gloria's brain.....

Here I am...trying to figure it all out which I know is impossible..I am at a really strange and scary place in my life...scary because I never thought I would be in this situation and strange because I am getting little glimpses of a me I really didn't know was in there..
The whole divorce talk is probably getting old..and I'm sorry its just what this year has become for me ..The year I officially called it quits...I am afraid to put to much out here because you know like everyone I think OMG I don't want them to think I am crazy...but I am a Little so...here it is.
Let me start by saying DIVORCE SUCKS!!!!! for everyone involved..There are no winners its a huge loss and you mourn and you get angry and you get sad and it changes you....
I couldn't stay anymore , I was becoming someone I did not like at all..I would try not be home as much as possible so we wouldn't fight and when I was home I hid...I hid from the world...I conditioned myself in a way that was really unhealthy... Running was a huge escape for me..I got to do it alone ,I couldn't really make a mistakes and if I did there wasn't anyone there to get mad at me...Honestly yes my x had a anger issues but it also came from my childhood .It was both of our faults. Very early on in my life I had a couple bad experiences..I became that invisible little girl. if you don't see her you cant get mad at her. I would do anything to avoid a confrontation...I really really don't like yelling it just puts me a really bad place..and it takes me a while to get to a safe place inside of me....I have a-lot of fears...but here's the good side of all of this...My experience is probably not to different from a-lot of others out there ..Most of us have a story ..big or little we have our insecurities and our sadness that we carry ...We had people do things to us and we have done things to people that I am sure we are not proud of...We all have struggles..The thing is there is a light at the end of the tunnel..but this is what I am figuring out...OK you cant hide.You can pretend its all OK and that the problem does not exist ..I think all that really does is make it worse..OK here is why. I think the more we put the things off in or life the worse they become..that thing that hurts you it starts creeping up on you in ways you would never imagine..its true
I have parts of me that I am becoming aware are kinda really f--up and there is a direct correlation to the fact that I was scared to face any problems so I would smile and pretend it was all OK...because what if that problem was going to yell at me...really ..Oh well let it yell and then it to shall pass.and you get through it ..You have to believe enough in yourself (like I am trying to do ) to get up and face all the shit....Just go head on....Just like in a battle you have to arm yourself with the things you need to win...In my battle my weapons consist of...a journal, a best friend that has a great outlook on life and really takes the time to speak to me (usually on Mondays) a couple good books that inspire me...Good happy music...a therapist...and complete fallow through on my part..GOD...showing up for myself because no matter what anyone did to any of us or what we maybe be doing to our self ..We can be OK...The first step being...YOU HAVE TO LOVE YOURSELF......it does not matter who you are...All that matters is that when you start being honest with yourself and saying that's OK..I still love myself enough to try to help myself...Then I think it just changes everything...You see hope you feel sad but so happy because this thing comes over you and its LOVE ..The kind we give everybody else but not really ourselves...and it feels pretty good and scary too...but I am happy to report that I am OK and I am going to give it my best shot because I only have one life and I want to grow and learn and love and accept myself for being me....and we should all do this together..maybe take a moment everyday to show up for yourself and tell yourself how great you are..You can fake it if you don't believe it but say it anyway..out load in the car or in the bathroom ...and its so crazy but it completely helps when taking on all those yucky things we are trying to make better...
So this is whats going on in my head and in my world...I hope this helps someone out there if not well it made me feel really good to get it out.....hugs and kisses from me....to you..

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pink Ninja addicts....monday

Yes today is very special its Pink Ninja Monday and Mexican Mothers day...wow never thought I could get those two words in the same sentence hu !!!!My layout for this week was created with the fabulous May kit...I loved the little sewing machine...I know before I would save little things that were this cute but not anymore its about using all your cute stuff and getting it on your layouts..(because if you don't you forget you have it)

That would be Miss Carrie drinking coffee...You would have to know Carrie to understand she is one of the cutest girls I have ever met...I just adore her....
I love love this kit its magical....and guess what ? OK I will tell you (drum roll please) the guest designer for the month of may is Celine Navarro......You know that she would be my inspiration numero uno...in the scrap booking paper loving your photography rocks world....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

My New but not so new art journal...

I started an art journal a while ago but I really didn't...You understand...I finally re- started that art Journal and I will have it for a while...I did my cover with this months kit from the Pink Ninja addicts..OK its really important to take a picture of your self in the reflection on a store window...why? well ins a great way to look at yourself and to see ...This is why I love to do that..besides the fact that I love taking pictures I like stopping and taking that picture and looking at it to be able to say to myself...OK were are you?right now...were are going? I even go as far as saying hi to myself and OK this might sound a bit crazy but it make it easier for me to talk to myself ...and see myself just as I am ...I don't know but I thought what a better picture for an art journal....I had cut my hair this day so I was letting go of stuff...lots of fun...
so this months kit has an entire little bag full of calendar month circle things...see may...I try to be as personal as possible I don't hold back at all...I feel in this little book ...its easy and a fun way to get a quick art fix for sure....I am finding my color pencils because this book needs that for sure....Have a great Tuesday...we had Cinnamon rolls for breakfast and my house smells yummy right now....

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pink Ninja addicts....monday

My first layout for the month of may...with the kit.*thrift shop junkie* & *stay beautiful*...
from the wonderful amazing Pink Ninja addicts....so delicious to work with...like peanut butter frozen yogurt covered in caramel !!!!



I love this song by Orianthi....(according to you) its a complete girl song..and its not very nice but I like it...I liked it somuch that I wrote out some of the words on this layout...I used ink and my handy dandy stapler and tape and all the paper in the kit worked great because it flows in a cool way...Ohh the lace in this kit was so pretty as soon as I took it out I thought this is some sexy lace...good stuff..have a great monday..I am going to because as we all know Monday is my favorite day of the week..