Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Good News and Eclipse

Well let's see .... Today was a good day. I just found out I made the Tallyscrapper Design Team.... Yay Me!!!! This is wonderful news. I went back to Tally for some well needed scrapbooking inspiration. I decided it would be fun to enter the design team contest and I can't believe I made it. You know what that mean???? I've got the motivation and inspiration I need to get me scrapping again. Check out the layouts I entered:



Looking forward to seeing Eclipse at the IMAX on Saturday. Can you imagine seeing Taylor Lautner shirtless on that huge IMAX screen. Call me a cougar if you want but I know a good looking guy when I see one. When I first started reading these books. I was TeamEdward all the way. But I am currently on the last book Breaking Dawn and I will tell you that I have grandually switched sides. Jacob has my heart now and I think he has gotten the wrong end of the deal. So it's TeamJacob for me all the way. For those of you who have seen Eclipse already I hope you enjoyed it and for those who haven't What are you waiting for.

((hug))
Shawna


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Happy Joy Joy


Father's day was wonderful. The kids and I let Daddy sleep all day witch if you know our family you would know that Daddy is the one always up early. He's been working so hard lately I'm sure it was a well deserved rest. We all went out to dinner at a little spot we found that's not to far from our house call Smitty's. It's a little Mom and Pop diner that serves BBQ. Here is a picture of the kids with Daddy.



If you don't know by now, I bought a sewing machine. A Brother's and it's all computerized and fancy. My first project is a skirt for work. I started the skirt on Sunday and I'm slowly working on it. I'm moving slow because I have never used a sewing machine before so I'm reading the manual and the instructions on the pattern both at the same time. I'm excited to say so far it's going well. The only thing was after I put the pieces together and tried it I realized I had to add another piece cause it would have been a little tight on the hips. So today I hope to work on the waist and the zipper. I want to be finished by Friday but we will see how that goes. If all goes well then my next project will be a dress for Niah. She wants a maxi dress that goes down to her ankle. Maybe I should just try a skirt for her first. Anyways here is a sneak peak at my skirt.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Proud Mommy

I know I'm always saying how proud I am of my kids but really I am so proud of them. Every time I think I can't get any prouder, they do something else. This weekend Nay had a performance. The Live In Color Dance Collective (from America's Best Dance Crew) had a showcase on Saturday and he was part of it. It was a fabulous show and of course my baby ripped it. I wanted to video tape but they were not allowing it, so I will have to purchase a DVD when they become available. How happy I am to have my own little Live In Color Kid. Oh I didn't get any pictures of him in his costume... I know I suck. But here is a picture of us after the show when I took my little star out to dinner.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

No More Babies

Niah turned 8 yesterday. My little preemie is now a big girl. So hard to believe. All she wanted was an Ipod Touch for her special day. We made it happen and you would have sworn she hit gold. Her words at the end of the day were " This day was like a dream". LOL Doesn't take much to please her. Ipod and Olive Gardens with her bday buddy. My cousin Suzie who's bday is the following day made my baby girl a happy camper.



Wednesday starts summer. They are so excited. I have already got our reading lists together and purchases the workbooks we will be completing this summer so I'm ready to go as well.



That's all for now TTYL

Thursday, June 03, 2010

NYX Cosmetics... My new love

I have been on a makeup kick for over a year now. All kinds of makeup but mostly eyeshadows and lipglosses. I use to be mainly a MAC cosmetics girl but lately I've been trying different brands some more expensive and some way less expensive. I have stumble onto a brand by the name of NYX cosmetics. They are sold in Ulta and Cherry Culture. I'm not sure who else sells them. I love them. Their eyeshadows are highly pigments. The color payoff is equivalent to MAC if not better. Also they have a wide range of colors to choose from. And their lipglosses are great and a plus ... they have a fruity smell to them. The other day Cherry Culture had a sale on NYX products ... 25% off. You know I jumped on that. I haven't used everything I bought but what I have used I love. If you haven't tried their products yet, I would suggest you give them a try. You won't be sorry.  I ended up purchasing $40 worth of stuff and got free shipping. Yay me!!!! Here is a photo of everything I bought.


Let me just say before I go, I am in no way affiliated with or am sponsored by NYX cosmetics or Cherry Culture. I just wanted to share my new found love.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Lovely weekend (photo heavy)


My Memorial Day weekend was beautiful. I started the weekend with a Sushi Dinner with my hubby. We've been trying to spend as much quality time together as possible. That's very important in a relationship. And of course it was wonderful. Good food and company you can't beat that. We talked and people watched and laughed and ate til out little hearts were content.

Saturday was a beach day. My brothers and cousins met up with us at the beach. It was such the perfect day to be at the beach too. I found it so hard to leave. The sun was hot and the water was just right ... Perfectly cool. I think I was a prune by the time I left. Saturday night my Sister had a little something for all the May birthday people in our family. We have a lot of them.


Sunday was my day of rest and literally I did nothing but stay in bed all day. I love when I can do that. It's like pressing the reset button on my body. I woke up Monday refreshed and ready to go. So it was Lunch with my little family and a movie. We went to watch Iron Man 2... Loved it. We had garlic crab for dinner because baby girl insisted and I'm glad she did cause it was so good.


Now back to reality

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