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Saturday, March 31, 2012

High Five for Friday

Hi All!
I'm going to participate in the High Five for Friday link up for the first time this week- at the From My Grey Desk blog. Yes, this is technically early Saturday morning, but I slept through most of Friday ...

1. I did my hair every day!!!

2. We bought a sleep number bed and I absolutely can't wait to have it delivered!!!!!

3. One of my kitties came out of hiding for a little while last night.

4. I bought two t-shirts from Victoria (originally 19.50) for 2/$28 then got free shipping, then had two $10 off coupons! Total of $10.41 after taxes!

5. The weather was beautiful this week!

I like how this made me think of all the good things that happened this week :) a very good thing to get into a habit of!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Day's List

Here's the list for today... Will it all get done? I have a good feeling about it :)

I did get a wide-awake start when my husband's alarm went off at 430 this morning and have had my two cups of coffee! Here I go!


Late entry: P.S. I did get most of the list done! No card making or garage box unpacking, but pretty much everything else!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Something Different- hair!

Hi All,

I don't usually share much personal information on here, but I'm finding myself a little overwhelmed right now with work affecting my life.

I'm a nurse...

An RN...

I work nights on a med-surg floor...

That's three 12.5 hour shifts a week...

7 pm to 730 am...

I am a newlywed...

I can get great sleep during the day... Alone

I CANNOT get good sleep at night next to my husband because I don't spend enough nights sharing the bed...

I feel like a zombie most of the time...

I'm exhausted!

It has a bad effect on the rest of my life...

I am trying to find some hope; some small things to cheer me up...

And that leads me to hair!

When I was 18 I really wanted to become a hair stylist, but I also wanted to become a nurse. I logically knew that a nurse would have a more stable job and I went that way. Throughout school I did learn to love nursing... And then I graduated and got hired...

And now I'm exhausted and having trouble loving anything....

So, back to hair- I had a mini-melt down last week (crying hysterically in my husbands shoulder) After calming down and praying it out, I felt better. I talked with a fellow-nurse-friend and she encouraged me enough that I felt like I could make little changes to help me enjoy life more.

First, I know that when I look like a slob, I feel like a slob... Solution- take the extra 10-20 minutes a day to do my hair! (I do already take the time to do my make-up daily)

I follow a blog called The Small Things Blog where the author, Kate, provides hair tutorials. I find her blog to be very inspirational! It also helps that my hair is cut very similarly to hers- although I can't say it normally looks like hers!!!

Last week I tried her Ballerina Bun style, except I turned mine into a double :) Here's a picture of the results :)

 It's just one small step that I'm taking... and it seems to be helping!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Colored Kissing

Hi All!
Quick post to share my Make A Card Monday #57-Colored Kissing project. I used my new Rosie Posie with the wood grain basics set to create the center image.

Paper-K & Co, white card at 4.25 x 5.5
Stamps- PTI- Rosie Posie, wood grain basics, damask designs
Ink- Tim Holtz Distress ink- Victorian velvet, antique linen; PTI- true black, VersaMagic- mauve, Brilliance- coffee bean
Dies- PTI-Rosie Posie

Thanks for checkin' it out!
P.S.- this is the first time trying to post from my phone, so I don't know how the formatting will look....

Monday, March 5, 2012

Just For You Birthday Card

Hi All!

This last week I finally got my order from Papertrey Ink! I used the Rosie Posie stamp set to make almost all of the elements for this card:
I created the background paper with the large hexagon pattern in "wheat" and stamped the smallest hexagon within in "white" but unfortunately it doesn't really show in the picture. And I only took the one picture because I gave the card away to my grandma for her birthday... and I was going to the brunch after working all night, so I was pretty happy to have gotten a clear picture after being awake for 24 hours!!! The largest three flowers are popped up on dimensional adhesive and I slightly curled up the ends of the leaves

On the inside, I used one of my new Mover's and Shaker's dies:

I learned that in the future, I should use a thinner piece of paper for the inner piece because the card would fold better. Overall, I really love this card!!!

Thanks for checkin' it out!

Paper: PTI- berry sorbet, scarlet jewel, dark chocolate; white paper
Stamps: PTI- rosie posie, mat stack 3
Ink: PTI- berry sorbet, scarlet jewel, ripe avocado; Colorbox- wheat; Brilliance- pearlescent white
Dies: PTI- mat stack 3, rosie posie, movers & shakers-poppers