Friday, January 09, 2015

Well hello Friday.  So glad you finally made it.

For being only a four day school week, it seems like this week dragged on and on.  Traffic was horrible everyday.  I have to take Mark to school and it is usually a 40 minute round trip.  Not this week.   Lots of accidents, clueless drivers and just back ups more than usual.  It didn't help that the temps finally dropped here so it was hard to get out of my nice warm bed.  But, I won't complain too much because I know it's much colder elsewhere.

Elizabeth (my oldest) is a writer for the Tampa Tribune.  She is the crimes reporter.  We woke up yesterday to the saddest situation that happened overnight. I know it made national news.  A dad threw his five year old off a bridge into the Tampa Bay.  The whole situation makes me sick to my stomach.  I  knew that Liz would have to cover this story.  It's her job. She called me last night on her way home from work.  I could tell in her voice it was a tough day.  She said she had interviewed Phoebe's mom.  I didn't pry or  ask any details.  She said she just needed to go home and have a glass of wine.  I didn't even know this little girl but I feel her loss.  Such a senseless act.  I feel for the policeman that witnessed this and could do nothing and the search and rescue team that had the grueling task of finding her.  I pray that they can recover from this.  Emily (my 20 year old) is studying behavioral sciences/psychology in college.   These are the kinds of situations that she may be having to deal with in the future. I pray that she will be able to make a difference and be the one to save that life.

Sunday, Elizabeth and I will going to our first Bridal Expo on Sunday.  I cannot tell you how excited I am.  So far only the church, reception venue and photographer have been booked.  All of her friends have done the wedding and reception at the country club.  She wants to do something different for her reception.  The place we booked is a little garden club on the Hillsborough River overlooking downtown.  So cute. So quaint.  A blank slate so we are excited to get lots of ideas this weekend.

I have spent the last several days going through my craft space.  Lots of pitching going on.  I was going to post a picture, but I am totally embarrassed.  It kills me to get rid of stuff but I know I haven't used it and probably not sure when I will.  So, I am taking the donate approach and start new.  It feels kind of good.   I saw this quote recently and I think I want to put it on a canvas and hang in my room. I've never made a canvas before but I have a brand new silhouette cameo that just might make this happen.

Happy Friday everybody!  Make it a good one.

Monday, January 05, 2015

I'm back! Not sure if anyone still checks in on this blog since I pretty much gave up on it.  But, I am trying to revive it and get back into it.  I am trying to keep the tv off and be more productive.  Since my last blog post, I have joined the technological age.  I am the proud owner of an I-phone, I set up a twitter account, and I am also on Instagram!  Yeah me.

I'm still working for the amazing Beth Kingston.  I meet up with her at HSN when she comes to town and goes on air.  I pretty much do whatever she wants me to do.  I love it! I also help out Andrew Hiller when he comes to town.  I get to see so much cool stuff.  I have also been able to see some of the most amazing people in the business....Lisa Bearnson, Holly Fossen, Theresa Collins (who is my absolute favorite designer).  I even saw Martha Stewart in the hallway once.  I had a lovely conversation with Rupert (from Survivor) when he was there with his tie dye shirts.

This picture was taken in the wee hours of the morning.  He was such a nice guy.   Very friendly and talkative.  That's Beth Kingston (the Xyron lady)!  She's very cool and uber talented.

I really want to rededicate myself to scrapbooking and crafting.  Over the years that has been put aside raising 4 kids!  Now they are older so I really want to get back into it.  I love to scrapbook and craft.  I even dabble in stamping and geneaology!

Oh yeah.  BIG NEWS!  Liz is getting married!  After three years together, Adam popped the question.  It was so exciting and I was so happy he let us be in on it.  He took her out on a boat and proposed at sunset.  When they came back in, we were all waiting on the docks.  I couldn't be more happy for them and she will be marrying into a great family.  Wedding date is set for January 16, 2016.

How cute are they?

Mark has settled in nicely at his new school.  It's very challenging for him but we all love it.  He ran on their cross country team in the Fall and is in the school production of  The Music Man in March and track will start in February.  I can't believe that he will be starting high school this Fall.  YIKES.  Time is flying by.

I hope to keep up with this blog and post some of the pages I have created and crafts that I hope to finish.  

I hope everyone has a great new year!

Until next time......