Saturday, June 28, 2008

New covers

I made a few more Cricut Expression dust covers last night! I listed them on my Etsy store :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Breast Cancer and Mary Kay!

I have been a fan of Mary Kay products for years, and even became a part-time consultant as a way to purchase skin care products for myself.
What does this have to do with my walk you might ask?? Well last night I had a brilliant idea! I decided to place an order with Mary Kay and ALL OF THE PROFITS will be donated to this cause. There are some fabulous products to try, so check them out! If you are running low, or have never tried the products, here's a great opportunity to place an order and support a very important cause!

Ok, so here's the deal. I will be placing my order on Sunday evening at 5 PM. Since I do this mainly for myself, I don't have the current catalogs or a MK website. My friend and sales director Wendy, has a Mary Kay website at so please take a peek and find what you like. Remember, 100% of the profits will be donated to this walk! So check out Wendy's site, but don't place your order online there. Email me a list of what you would like (including item numbers, color, size, etc.) and I will place the order. I can take payment by check or through, and I will even ship your products to you when they arrive.
Please feel free to forward this to your friends and family!
Thank you so much for your support!


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Cricut Expression dust cover

I was reading a thread on the Scrapbooking Board I host, and someone was looking for one of these. I decided to make one!

Monday, June 23, 2008

3day + Design Studio

= a fun pink ribbon! I made this using Design Studio for a fundraiser we're doing!


Thursday, June 19, 2008


Look what my daughter woke up with! (kinda gross though LOL) She has had a cold for the last few days and it moved to her eyes. I thought it was bad yesterday but I was laughing so hard when she came out of her room I could barley take a pic!! OMG that was a huge PAIN IN THE REAR to wash off, poor thing!


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New stuff from J's

I went to Joann's to kill time the other day and found some fun new stuff. I got a bunch of their $1 clear stamps...

Here is a link to the whole set.

And they had a bunch of new Heidi Grace stuff in their sewing section. Most of it is stuff I already have like Fiskars cutting mats and scissors, but these were all decorated by Heidi Grace. She is one of my favorite designers, I LOVE all her stuff and she is from Seattle, so kinda local!

cutting mat


Wow new stuff from OTC!

Mal shared these links with me, check them out!!




Dang I want some!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

3day Expo and 10 mi training walk pics

We had fun, but OMG we were wore out by it!!! We started at 7 am and got to the end by about 11:20 or so, and that included about an hour of waiting in lines for the bathrooms and crosswalks!

Father's Day

We went out to breakfast to IHOP this morning and then went to the park for some fun! Later we are headed out to my dad's house for dinner.

Friday, June 13, 2008

3day Expo tomorrow morning!

As you ladies may know, a few of us are doing this walk in September! There is an event tomorrow in Seattle called an expo, and here is a little info....

"Get in The 3-Day spirit at the Expo. It’s an exciting and educating gathering of Breast Cancer 3-Day walkers, crew members, volunteers and others involved in the fight against breast cancer. It’s like a big 3-hour pep rally for the Breast Cancer 3-Day community, to get you inspired, informed and ready to hit the ground walking. Wear your milestone badge, and reward yourself with the “attended Expo” sticker. Be sure to bring your friends and family to enjoy the fun with you!
There will be a 10-mile training walk starting and ending at the Expo location. Please be there by 6:30 am for sign-in and stretching. The walk will leave promptly at 7:00 am."

A few of my friends and I have a team called "Saving Jenny's Jugs" in honor of my friend Kim's sister-in-law Jenny. We drove down to Seattle tonight and are in a hotel room so we can be up bright and early for the walk. It is about an hour and a half drive so we didn't want to do it in the morning! I will of course be taking lots of pics and let you all know how it goes!

Carpet cleaning...

My dh is soo silly! We had our carpets cleaned a few days ago and had to move the furniture out of the living room. So we moved most of it into the kitchen and he just plopped himself down on the couch to read a book, LOL!



Mini book for Aaron's teacher

I made Aaron's teacher a little book, and asked him to write 10 things he liked about 1st grade. I used the Cricut cartridge Locker Talk, and made the front and back covers out of chipboard.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Today's walk

My first walk in the pouring rain! I walked a little over five miles tonight and got soaked, but I did it! We have walked in a few sprinkles but today was a down-pour, but I had to do it. We had postponed walking for 3 days in a row LOL, so no more excuses! I went by myself and rocked out with my mp3 player, it was all good :) Up to approximately 62 1/2 miles now!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

RIP William Joseph Duplantis

My husband's dad passed away early Thursday morning, after several years of esophageal cancer. He went through one round about 5 years ago and did chemo and the whole thing, and it came back about 9 months ago. Since it was so hard on him the first time he decided he wasn't going to do that again. He was always a big, tall man, but this disease wasted him away to barely 160 pounds and he couldn't eat or speak well anymore.

My husband is doing alright, and is content that his father is no longer suffering. He was able to get a few days of bereavement time off from his work, so he is keeping busy around the house. We told the kids today and I don't think they quite grasp that Granda Will won't be around anymore. So far the only thing they have lost is a hampster :(

His wife is handling the arrangements and there will be a memorial sometime soon.
I have never had to tell someone such hard news! She called me at home when Kasoma was at work. I had to call and have him paged, and then call his sister also to let her know. He came home and we went out to his dad's house and his sister was already there. Will's wife had called someone from hospice, and they arrived right as they were inside saying their goodbyes.

It was very sad because we have never been close to his wife but I could tell how upset she was. The thing that has been on my mind the most is my husband's half-brother. We found out about him a few years ago when he contacted us, and him and his wife were coming up here next month to meet Will for the first time They live in TX and we are in WA so not very close, and I just feel so sad for him.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

3day news...

I have passed the 50 mile mark! This week we have gone on two walks and they have put me at approximately 55.5 miles total. We are up to 7 miles at a time, and on June 14th we have an event in Seattle. It is a 10 mile walk and rally afterwards, with speakers and such. I am excited!
walking manPoison hoochie walk

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Both kiddos are sick today and have not moved from the couch. Aaron has had a bad cough for about 3 days and both of them had 'the barfies' yesterday, fun! Adrian is running a fever and a little more wiped out than Aaron, but he stayed home from school today.

Aaron's Birthday pics

And we made it another year LOL! I got some good pics of the kids...

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Birthday Party...

We had my son's bithday party today and I am pooped! It didn't rain, YAY! I will post pictures tomorrow...