Merry Christmas, and many blessings in the New Year.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Have great snow free day! (Hopefully!)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Now onto a big change that has Nicole upset with my husband, but me very excited. We are moving in the next few months, so that I can jump-start my languishing college education. I will be starting NAU again in January. Unfortunately this means that I won't get to see Nicole's new little one until around the middle of March durring spring break.
I was born in Northern Arizona, and my heart has always called it home, so I am very excited to be able to return. Maybe I can convince Nicole and her family to come and visit me in Flagstaff. It would be cool to take her munchkins to look thru the telescope that discovered the planet (former) Pluto, which actually (ironically) sits on Mars Hill. I will try to post some of my old pictures of Flagstaff, and NAU so that I can share why I love it so much.
With happy thoughts
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
I have several favorite yarn stores one of which is an online store called Sunshine Yarns. The lady who does the yarn is wonderfully sweet and helpful. Her colorways are gorgeous! Some are inspired by books, (see above paragraph.) I have completed three pairs of socks in the last week and a half or so, all of which use yarn from Sunshine Yarns. The first pair I made for my friend/co-worker Elly she's way into baseball and is a huge Braves fan. The color way for these socks is called Vampire Baseball (can you guess which book?) when I saw the colors I just had to get it for her. I don't have an modeled pictures cause here feet are smaller than mine are, but I have heard that she really likes them.
I made my mom some socks from a colorway called Pygmy Puff (two guesses!) I let her pick out the color. She is so tickled! They really are cute. In all honesty the yarn is a little expensive, but it knits up so beautifully, and smoothly it almost seems to fly off the needles.
Mine are from yarn called The Half-Blood Prince, I really like the colors. What do you think?
In Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series homemade cakes equal love, in my family socks equal love. The funny thing to me is that I hear/read that a lot of people think socks are hard and hate to make them. I don't mind at all in fact I love making socks. I've made 5 or 6 pairs in the last two months and I enjoyed making every little stitch. I hope everything is going well for you!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Have a great day!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
As far as I know none of my family including my mom, ever visit's my blog so, I will post my current knitting project which is a Christmas gift for one of my auntie's. I know it's only the first week of May, but since I am planning on giving everybody something that I knit myself it's best to start now. This is a scarf the picture is from Tuesday night, now however it is a few inches short of 5 feet and 7 1/2 inches wide. The pattern stiches I am using is called seed stitch. I plan to finish the second skein of yarn, or stop when it's excessively long which ever happens first.
My birthday was this week (Wednesday) and my husband and momma spoiled me very nicely. Zorro gave me a good amount of money, and then took me to Salt Lake and Ogden to spend it. Two new shirts, a skirt, a couple of bras and some pretty panties, iTunes gift card, and a dock for my iPod. He even braved a yarn store with me! He stayed in the car for the second one. My momma got me a beautiful bag from Barnes and Noble, (even though we both know that I don't NEED another bag) a gift card to B&N and a gift card to iTunes. Even Andrew remembered my birthday and sent me birthday wishes via text. My aunties (even my brand new one) all sent my e-cards.
One of the really cool things that happened this week is that I became a supervisor with Close to My Heart. I have been with CTMH for 2 1/2 years and on my birthday Ro signed up under me. I am very excited to welcome her to CTMH and my team. I love my supervisor, she is wonderful and I hope to have that kind of relationship with my downline.
Have you read any of the Stephanie Plum books? Oh my goodness they are just to stinking funny. It's amazing the things that happen to her and the situations she finds herself in. I have to say that, that is a another series to add to my absolute favorites! They are by Janet Evanovich, I have read(listened to them from iTunes) books 8-14. I just bought book 7 tonight. My favorites right now are books, 8, 10, and 13. But that is subject to change as I finish them all. Book number 15 titled "Finger Linkin' Fifteen" is due out June 23, and honestly my mom and I are just as excited about that release as we were about the Harry Potter books. My mom and I have gone to the colonge counters to sniff the Bulgari Green that Ranger wears, talk about mmmmmmmmm. I might just have to get some for my hubby for his birthday. To bad that I really doubt that he would actually wear it. It's probably a prefect sent. Not to strong (you all know what I am talking about!) and not the least bit wimpy or sweet smelling.
Well this post is getting really long. I will stop now before I bore everyone to sleep.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Welcome to our Close to my Heart Summer 2009 Idea Book Blog Hop! Over 40 Close to my Heart Consultants are celebrating the upcoming release of the Summer 2009 Idea Book by sharing their amazing creations using new products via their blogs.
This is simple do to- just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go! These fun card was so easy to make with the new Tinkerin' My Reflections paper! I love these colors for summer, and as soon as I saw these stamp-sets, I knew I had to have them!
Originals Template: Lucky Three (turned on it's side,) and another that I can't remember right now Paper: Tinkerin' My Reflections level 2. My Acrylix Stamp Set: It's a Zoo, and Thank You. Ink Colors: Clover Meadow, Sunny Yellow, Twilight, Sunflower, and Black Staz-On. Embellishments: Mini-Medley's White Daisy, White Hemp, Connections Club, and Summer Craft Buttons, Citrus Leaf Organza Ribbon, and I used a sponge to apply the ink.
Now "Hop" on over to Rebecca to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and see the great new Paper Packs and My Acrylix Stamp Sets! Remember, the Summer 2009 Idea Book goes LIVE on May 1st! Here's a full list of everyone who's participating:
Carrie Zrodlowski Thank you for visiting!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
My Aunt Nancy just got her Cosemetology License in the state of Texas, and she put some beautiful highlights in my cousins hair while Mom and I went to see Stephenie Meyer. Here is a good picture of Aunt Nancy and Alicia.
And well, I suppose it would be really mean of me to talk about Stephenie Meyer, and not post a picture or anything. Mom and I got in line about 2 hours early, as there were no assigned seats, just certain areas for certain tickets. We ended up in the 7th row, right in the middle. We had so much fun, the Emcee Shannon Hale (Author of The Princess Academy) introduced all the authors, but forgot to introduce Stephenie Meyer! It was so funny when one of the other authors on the pannel asked if she was going to. She started laughing so hard she fell over. I have been so busy with work I haven't really had time to post anything, but I have made a couple of cards and I will have a preview of the Summer Idea Book. Have a great day! -Leslie
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
On Friday I am flying out to Phoenix for Project Book Babe. I am very excited. They are doing a really cool online auction as well so go over to www.projectbookbabe.com and check it out. I will get to spend 3 days with my very best of friends from college Melly, and Kitty. I can't wait. Kitty is expecting her first munchkin in the fall and Melly has two munchkins the youngest of which I have never met. Naughty Auntie Lecy, I know. Melly's hubby is in the Air Force currently stationed in Germany so there is a good reason.
Well I am off to drool some more over the new products. Have a great night!
Sunday, March 29, 2009
This card is for my little soon to be nephew, my brother is engaged to a sweet lady who has a 3 year old son named Alex. Hmmm, maybe I need to start stocking up on "boy" stamps after all. ;) This little card I think I will give to one of my favorite girls either Elie or Mady. Two of my favorite children to babysit, they are so very well behaved.
Well, have a great week and I will try to post again soon. This next weekend I will be in Phoenix Mom and I are going to see Stephenie Meyer at the Project Book Babe fundraiser. We are both so excited. If you would like more information you can go to www.projectbookbabe.com
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Okay so for my very late blogaversary candy I am offering up some cute images of three dragon stamps from High Hopes Stamps, a couple Bella's and some Riley's as well. I am also including a sampling of some of the really cute papers I picked up this weekend in Vegas. The samples will be 6x6 sized in order to facilitate mailing easier.
Leave me a note about what your favorite comfort food is and maybe a recipe and I will enter you in the drawing.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Hope you all enjoy your week and weekend, I know I will ;)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.
Here are my 5 addictions
1. My family
2. Any sort of gadget really
3. Fabric, quilting, and crossstiching paraphenalia
4. Dr. Pepper
5. Candy, chocolate, or fruity gummy thingys.
Well, I am going to go play with some toys, and get my work done. See you all later. -Leslie
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied?
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check, back when I was young and stupid
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy, I still have probably my first stuffed animal
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt, I love to quilt, I just bought more fabric for a new one
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone, I managed to crack my elbow falling on the ice
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person, I was born in Northern Arizona
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car, hubby and I both got new cars 8 months before I got out of the Army
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox twice
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone, infact I just got a new one before Christmas
99. Been stung by a bee
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Hello, it's been a little while hasn't it. I got to go and see my dad this week. his birthday was Monday, and I got to go out and see him on Wednesday. He lives in Nebraska in a little turn of the century farmhouse that he and his wife Lisa (such a sweet lovely lady) have been slowly but surely renovating themselves. My dad is a very talented carpenter, and it shows in his house. The living room is ceiling to floor in Knotty pine, so pretty, and all the floors are wood. Anyway another little tidbit about me is that I have two brothers one half one full, and I have two stepsisters. Lucas, is the baby of the family, literally. He started Kindergarten this year. Yeppers, my littlest brother really is littlest. Okay well maybe not; I haven't seen him in four years (yes, I know bad sissy, naughty, naughty, naughty!) So you can imagine my suprise when I find out that he is the tallest kid in class, and then I realized that he comes darn close to the height of my shoulder! I told Dad and Lisa that at least someone got his tall genes. Well actually Lisa is taller than me as well so it was probably inevitable.
So about the pictures, the first one is of me when I was a tiny munchkin. Number two is Lucas who is totally obsessed with Batman right now. The third is my brother Andrew and I at our Grandma Smith's wedding, I was five so he was almost four. The last one is a picture of my Dad with Andrew who looks slightly confused. Sorry the pictures are clearer. I don't actually own them, my dad does. Since he lives in the middle of nowhere, I couldn't take them to Wal-mart to make copies for myself so I took pictures of them with my camera, all in all they came out pretty decent.
Talk to you again soon (hopefully!)