Monday, November 29, 2010

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 25

Thanksgiving weekend...
How was your Thanksgiving Day?  Who was there celebrating with you?  Where did you go?
Did you go out for Black Friday sales or did you shop online?  Did you put your tree and decorations up?

Thanksgiving we celebrated at my grandmother’s house, as we always do. Me, Norm, and the kids, along with my parents, brother, grandmother, & my Uncle Steve. My cousin stacy and her boyfriend stopped by for a little visit.  We ate, the kids played games, watched football, and looked through the Toys R Us big book of toys. 

NO Black Friday shopping for us! We spent Saturday cleaning and organizing, and then got our tree. Sunday we had 2 Birthday parties to go to. So here i sit Monday night, waiting for my husband to put the lights on the tree.

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 24

What is it that keeps you going?   Coffee, for the daily day to day things…. Coffee is my gasoline. But in Life in General, it’s my husband and my children.  They are the reason i have any reality and stability in my life.  With out them who knows how I would have ended up.  I am very grateful to them for helping me to turn my life around.

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 22 & 23

Day 22:

List the jobs you've had during your lifetime.  Any you liked or disliked?

Burger King, Wholesale Depot, Brother’s Pizza, carnival, Denny’s, burger King(again) B&B Deli, Day Care Center, Gas Station, Babysitter, Blockbuster, Crystal Diner, Pat’s Diner, Ewingville Diner, Rite Aid(2 of them), Hallmark Store, MOMMA! that last one is my all time favorite job!


Day 23:

What do you do to get ready for Thanksgiving Day,dinner?  Do you have lots of Family coming over to your house?  Do you travel to a family members house?

I usually just make a dessert. Sometimes a side dish.  We still go to my Grandmother’s for Thanksgiving every year. So no work for me.

60 Day journaling Challenge-Day 20 & 21

Day 20:What's your favorite smell?  What do you associate with your favorite smell?

I love the smell of anything baking… and the smell of my dryer running.. what is better than fresh baked goodies, and freshly washed clothes and sheet?!

Day 21:Use 5 adjectives to describe yourself, explain each one....

1. Loving…. well obviously i love my husband, kids, extended family and friends,.

2. caring…. I also care about them all. I never want to hear that any of them are hurting.

3. Helpful…. If I can physically help someone, I will.  I even put myself out at times, to try and come through for others. I hate when I can’t be there for the people in my life.

4. Clumsy… i trip over my own 2 feet… or even just air.  If it can be dropped, I will.  If it can be knocked over, I will. If you can fall off it, I will.

5.LOUD!! Does this REALLY need any explanation? I always have been, and I assume always will be.

Friday, November 26, 2010

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 18 & 19

Day 18:Journal about a special anniversary, a celebration, a trip, or a gift...

In late June of 2009, we took a 9 day Bermuda Cruise to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversar wich was 7/7/2009.  It was the first cruise for wither of us, and our first Vacation without our kids. It was wonderful, the view, the sights, the food, adn entertainment.  We went to St. Maarten, St Thomas, Bermuda, and Puerto Rico.

I can NOT wait to go on another cruise, this time WITH our 3 kids.

Day 19: Did you have a childhood hide-out?  where?  Describe it.....

Not that I recall.  Unless you count making Blanket tents …

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 16

What sound describes you?

I will say either a Bull Horn, or a Train Whistle..

I am EXTREMELY loud, and I know it.  I try not to be, but it just doesn’t work.  I know it drives people nuts, and i am thankful to my friends for putting up with it.


unfortunately this is a trait my kids have inherited!~

SCF DT Balloon Bear Projects

I am slacking in my Journaling Challenge Blogging… I hope to catch up on most of that this weekend.  But in the mean time I wanted to share 2 cards I made for the Design team Perfect little set since there is a boy and a  girl bear, adn i have a set of B/G twins..


once again the Digi stamps were provided by My grafico…..  visit them at

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 15

You forgive_____________________ because.......


I forgive too easily, because I am a sucker.

I tend to forgive, or get over things entirely too easily.  I try to believe people deserve a 2nd chance, and sometimes a 3rd and 4th… it’s to the point that as of lately i am COMPLETELY jaded, and trust almost NO ONE!

Monday, November 15, 2010

SCF DT Projects

I am on a wonderful Design Team. The Scrapbooking & Crafting Friends Design Team.

Here are some projects i made using Digital Stamps form Grafico.  These projects will also be found on SCF DT BLOG shortly.  Go take a look and see what the other Talented women have done with these Digital Stamps and more!


I Won Blog Candy from The Funmare Before Halloween HOP!


I won a Gorgeous Paperbag album from Heartstrings-designs  .  Visit her blog to see her photos and video of the Mini Album.  I have a few photos below of my daughter, who ABSOLUTELY loves the album.

60-Day Journaling challenge Day 13 & 14

Day 13:Describe the most serious illness or accident that you have had.

Knock On wood, no big accidents… the only serious illness, is my Gallbladder. I have gallstones, but at first I was  a BIG baby about having it removed.  But now  I just REFUSE!  I’ve read and heard about people who have had them removed and had all sorts of issues… some foods you can NO LONGER digest at all, and some that  are leaving your body as soon as you put it in.  I’m not a fan of spending all my time in the bathroom.  So i will regulate my issues, by watching what i eat.  My attacks are much more mild than they were 10 years ago, and a LOT less frequent.

day 14: What is a favorite story you tell about yourself?   hmmmmm  this is a hard one for me...

I guess, how i met and married my husband in 7 months time.  We met twice just in passing,  but then finally REALLY MET in January of 1997.  We started Dating June 16, 1997, and we were married on July 7, 1999.  So it was whirlwind, that’s for sure! I must say I do NOT regret it at all!

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 11 & 12

Day 11:journal about a Veteran in your life.  If you do not have an immediate one, a friend perhaps, or a neighbor, or someone you know who is one. 

There are LOTS of veterans in our family, Uncles, cousins, grandparents.. And we are grateful for each and every one of them.  I don’t have a lot to write about them, except to thank them all for their service, and loyalty to our country.

DY 12:Make a list of five ways you've changed in the last five years.  What changes do you wish to make in the next five?


1. I am a better mother now than I was 5 years ago.

2.  I am a better wife than I was 5 years ago.

3.  I am a better cook than I was 5 years ago

4. I am slightly more organized than I was 5 years ago.

5.  I try to be a better all around Person than I was 5 years ago.

In the next five years, I would like to be even more organized, a better house keeper, and I REALLY want to get my jewelry sold!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 9 & 10

Day 9:What is your hair care routine?  How about your routine in the morning when you get ready?

Hair care… Wash Condition and that’s about it.  I straighten it occasionally.  But I just chopped it all off, so it doesn’t really need any work.


Day 10:Do you harbor resentment towards those who have done you wrong?

I try not to, but I must admit, sometimes my emotions get the best of me and I do.  I have one person in my life, that i swear her greatest goal is to make me miserable, so yes i RESENT her, but most people I can just let it go…  doesn’t mean I have forgiven or forgotten, sometimes it’s just easier to let things go

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

60 Day Journaling Challenge Days 7 & 8

Day 7:Do you remember any of your great -grandparents? What were their names? Write about any memories that you have.

I knew Grandmom Ann (My mother’s Dad’s mom) she was Wonderfull, she use to walk to my elementary school, and pick me up and we would walk home to her house, until my mom got home.  I remember her house, and the smell.  She had an old Porcelain doll that was saved from a house fire, that she kept in a glass box.  

I met My Dad’s dad’s Mom, but i don’t really remember… I can’t remember her name, but i do remember ONE holiday meal at her house… We weren't close to my Dad’s dad as i was growing up.  I do remember attending her funeral though.

Day 8: :  If you were to publish a book about yourself, what would you title it?

If i wrot a book about my life I would title it   “The Misadventures of Melia”

Trust me there would be some Wacky stories!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

60-Day Journaling Challenge day 6

What do you think brings good or bad luck?


I’m not so sure how much I really believe in Luck… More like Karma…


I do believe you get out of life what you put in to it.  You get back what you put out,… so if you are negative you are gettin “bad luck” if you are positive than “good luck’ but I  know there are positive people that have bad things happen, but i believe those things will work themselves out in the end.

Friday, November 5, 2010

60 Day Journaling Challenge Day 5

List one thing you'd like to accomplish in 2011, and then list 10 things you will need to do to accomplish it ( think small; make a phone call, look up a phone number or web site, anything like these to accomplish it, etc)

I would LOVE to get my online shop set up. REALLY set up, and making some money.

1 Buy Supplies needed for Jewelry Making

2 Buy Packaging Supplies

3  Find Out What People want

4 Make Jewelry

5 Take Great Photos Of Jewelry

6 Write interesting Descriptions

7 LIST items in my shop

8 Promote My Shop

9 Sell Items

10 Ship Items, and make customers happy!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

60 Day Journaling Challenge Day 4

Do you do anything to help the needy?  and if so, explain some things you do?

We do as much as we can.  When my kids outgrown clothes and toys that are still in good condition, i don’t throw em away, i either pass them to friends that can use them, and if not, i take em to the clothing collection boxes.   I got lucky and i found collection boxes, that the sale of the clothing benefits firefighters, so that is shere i drop em off now.  I also  donate food, we stockpile in my basement, and when things are getting close to the date stamped on them, i donate them to the local woman’s shelter.  I wish there was more I could do, but money is tight for us here.

60-Day Journaling Challenge Day 2 & 3


Day 2

Are you trustworthy? and if so, why do you think you are?

Yes, I believe I am trustworthy… I  really have no explanation for why I think I am! 

Day 3

What little things have happened to you lately that have really touched you or made a huge difference in your day?

In the last year, I have made a WONDERFUL new friend…and she is a DOER! She does for everyone, often getting herself screwed over in the process.  She is constantly doing things that make a HUGE difference in my day!  I was quite sick, and she took my kids back and forth to school for 2 days, and I got to SLEEP, i truly believe those 2 days, helped me heal and feel better MUCH faster than I would have, had she not been an AWESOME friend!  Money is quite tight right now, and she steeped up and let us borrow Halloween costumes for all 3 kids, this made a HUGE difference in their day, and MINE! I just hope that in return I am as good a friend to her, as she is to me and my family!

Monday, November 1, 2010

60-Day Journaling Challenge (Day 1)

OK, one of the Scrappy Groups I am a member of is having a 60 Days of Journaling Challenge..

This is the challenge:

Write in your journal area that you have chosen, weather it be online, in a book, in WordPad on your pc.  Remember it's your choice where you journal...
Your thoughts and opinions on this topic:  Everything happens for a reason, right?


I happen to be a firm believer that everything happens for a reason.  A person should have NO regrets for the path their life  has taken, because one little change and your life could be COMPLETELY different!   As much as I screwed up in my youth (IT HAPPENED FOR A REASON) I would not have met my husband, and had the wonderful children I have today had i not been a bit of a screw up!   So YES i believe things happen for a reason!