Monday, December 01, 2008

OK ... OK.... I am OK

I have not blogged in a while because I have been feeling a little down lately. I got laid off from my job about two weeks ago. Something like that is always hard but it is even harder when it comes around the holidays. But I am back now (at least for now). Thanksgiving was nice. All my cousins and my brother were home from college and my Daddy was here from Jamaica.
I joined the 365 challenge on flickr. You are suppose to take a self portrait everyday for a year. I thought it would be cool and kind of symbolic for me as I think I soul searching right now. It should be interesting to look back at these pics through out the year. Here is the first pic.
I will be back soon with some scrapbook pages. I had lost my mojo for a while there but I think it is coming back. We will see. Be safe everyone.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

No School Today......

Well the kids have no school today, so I was forced to stay home today. I would have rather been at work and so would my boss but I decided I would try to make the best of it. Decided to try some indoor winter pictures. Here are the ones I like.
I did scrap the other day and I did a painting last night. Here is the page I did and I will post the painting soon.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

IT'S D - DAY

I voted already two weeks ago but today is the day for many Americans. Please go out and vote. There can not be change if you don't make your voice heard and vote.
Halloween week was wonderful. It was spirit week for the kids. Monday was all red day. Didn't get a pic but the kids dress up in their red for Red Ribbon Day. Tuesday was Tie one on and Nayshawn wore his tie to school. A cold front came through that day. Our first one of the season. Wednesday was Shade Out Drugs Day and the kids had to wear their sunglasses to school (again no pic). Thursday was Hugs Not Drugs Day so they had to bring their favorite stuffed toy to school.
Friday is Join the Fight Against Drugs and wear your camouflage and of course it was Halloween.
On Saturday we went to the park and I got a couple of nice shots that are potentials for our Christmas cards.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I voted....

I have been so excited about this years presidential election that I decided I would participate in the early voting process. My Mom, the kids and I waited in line for 3 hours to cast our vote. It was very exciting for me because my kids were able to share this day with me. They stood behind me and gave their support while I made me decision. This will be something I hope they will remember and be able to share with their kids some day. Of course I didn't leave home without my camera. While taking some pics on the stair of the Aventura police department a gentleman offered to take a pic with me and the kids. He was a photographer for playboy for 30 years. I didn't even have to tell him how to use my camera. That is rear. Usually I have to give a quick lesson and then I end up not liking the picture. But this picture I have no complaints. I actually love it and plan on blowing it up on canvas to hang in the house.

After wards we made a stop at Sweet Tomatoes for a healthy lunch and then went to see High School Musical. The kids loved it.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

October 23rd ......

I plan on having a great day today. I figure if I tell myself that enough I will actually start to believe it. Been feeling like I am in a rut lately. Hopefully it won't be for long. I hate feeling this way. I went on vacation thinking it would help but I am back to feeling down. I plan on taking the kids out this weekend and maybe happy hour with some friends on Friday just to do something and not think about how life is going for me right now.
So I had a big bowl of granola this morning and had a little time so decided to blog. It feels good to share the little world I call my own with others sometimes.
Wanted to share my two most favorite accessories in the world right now. My two new purses. Aren't they gorgeous? They hold all of my things and the fifty other things that Nay and Niah give me to hold through out the course of a day. LOL
And last I will leave you with a layout I did a couple of days ago. This really says it all about how I am feeling. When I saw this new Bazzill cardstock I knew I had to have it. I didn't even have the heart to cut it so I used the entire piece as is. LOL !! I love it. Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

My art....

Well I did a mini album for Nayshawn a couple of weeks ago and Niah has been bothering me to do one for her. I finished this last week but I am just now getting around to posting the pics.

I worked on this layout over the weekend.

I am so in love with the new Prima glitter transparencies. I am sorry I didn't order more.

I leave you with my favorite picture from my Bahamas trip. Love it. I think I might have to blow this one up. These Ruins are owned by the Ocean Club. People pay over a thousand dollars a session to have wedding pictures taken here. It is so beautiful.

Friday, October 17, 2008

More pic from Paradise

Here are all the edited pics from my trip. Created a slide show with them.

Finished a layout tonight but will take pics of it tomorrow. Also started a canvas. Will share when it is done. Going to start working on my vacation album tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Inspiration ......

I have been so inspired by Donna Downey lately that I painted a canvas inspired by her work.I am jumping on the Inspiration band wagon.

I have joined the Campaign for Creativity.

Live Life Inspired. Dream With Possibility! Donna Downey
Also did this layout sometime last week which is also inspired by Mrs. Downey.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Back From Paradise ....

I know I didn't say I left but yes I left. I was out of here this weekend. I took a long needed break from reality. Took my little self over to Atlantis in the Bahamas for rest and relaxation. Even got a Swedish massage. I can you say heaven. I am back fully recharged with a new attitude. I realized that I need to start including myself in the equation. I have been so busy taking care of everyone elses needs that I forgot about mine. Here are some pics from my trip.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Today I am 32 years young....

Yes ... Today is my Birthday .... My special Day ...... My earth Day......

Saturday, September 27, 2008

More Disney..

Here are some of my favorite pics from the Disney on Ice show.

Some pictures we took before the show.

Today I have been taking it easy cause last night I decided to rearrange the furniture in my house. I switched my scrap area with my living area. I like it much better. There are still some things I will have to adjust but for now it will work. I will try to get some good pics so I can show them here. Later, we are going to dinner with a friend of mine and I will be scrapping the rest of the night.

One more thing... I made it to the 3rd round of the Bad girls Top Designer Challenge. Wish me luck.

Be Inspired

Live Life Inspired. Dream With Possibility! Donna Downey

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