Sunday, January 31, 2010

Once Again...

I am not an organized person. Nothing I do could in any way be expressed with the words ‘structure’ or ‘orderly’. Any item I may need in the next six months (or have used in the past six months) must be within reach for when I need it (never mind that I can’t possibly find most of what I need hidden among all the other objects I might need). It’s not as if I’m lazy (okay, sometimes it’s EXACTLY that I am lazy) it’s more that I simply do not want to get up to retrieve an article when I want it. That is why my computer desk and my bedroom night stand is crammed full of books, magazines, dvds, cds, photos, meds, and so on and so on. I’ll come up with an excuse for why the rest of the house is in constant disarray at a later date.

Have I mentioned how easily distracted I am?

I mention my lack of clutter-busting skills to explain away my absence over the last few weeks. One of my goals this year is to get organized, my computer, my home and, hopefully, my mind as well. There are kits hidden away amidst photos, finished scrap pages, unfinished scrap pages, fonts and so much more, I have never used simply because I forgot I had them. I have clothes bunched up in my closet I haven’t worn for the same reason. I want to launch my own shop by this February 14th (not next year) and there is just no way I can commit myself to running any type of business without putting my belongings in order.

During the month of January, I put time and money into this beast of a machine (if you’ve read me at all, you know how much I’ve hated this computer) and it is now running wonderfully. I have a new disc burner, replaced my sound card so I can listen to music as I assemble my scrap empire and finally, a new 500 gig hard drive to hoard away all my goodies. Did I say hoard? I meant to say O.R.G.A.N.I.Z.E. my stock. In addition, since no one around here truly understand me; I bought myself a Christmas present, a Wacom Bamboo Craft tablet. How awesome is that!?! I haven’t used it yet, I was saving it for when my computer was all pimped up so I’m breaking that bad boy out tomorrow. YaY!

It’s not as if I haven’t done anything this month, I did have time to scrap a few pages and take a few snapshots.

Goals for February 2010
1. Organize entire scrapbook supplies
2. Open shop by the 14th
3. Five layouts a week
4. Four blog postings a week
5. Take a photo every day
6. Lose five more pounds
7. Design and finalize a logo

I’m sure there’s more I should be adding but six is a good start.

Love ya,
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

I'm Yours

You must listen to this song called "I'm Yours" by The Script.

Cool, huh? The whole cd is amazing. Totally touches my heart. If you have the opportunity, pick up the cd. You'll thank me later.

Friday, January 15, 2010

ChitChat & A Freebie

Happy Friday all.

Just thought it was time I stopped by with a little goodie so I don’t lose your interest. Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. Mine was fabulous, got just about everything on my Christmas list, including a cat who is still breathing. That’s right, Tigger is alive and getting better every day. We’re not sure what actually happened to him, whether it was a stroke, poisoning or kidney problems. Believe me, it costs way too much to find out the true perpetrator so we just pumped him full of antibiotics (doctor’s orders) and coddled and cuddled him, which he loved. I have spoon-fed him baby food, IV’d him with fluids, bathed him, rocked him and even sang to him not to mention all the kitty poo I’ve had to clean up. Bleeck. It’s all worth it when I now see recognition in those gorgeous green eyes of his.

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, I put together a little goodie for you.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Off With Their Heads..

How fabulously HOT is this kit called "Spunky Explosion" by the amazing Gypsy Couture!! I absolutely adore it!! The colors, the elements and the papers are brilliant and so much fun to work with. Pop on over to The DigiChick to grab this yummy kit at a wonderfully reduced introductory price. You'll thank me later.

Also, I wanted to share with you this visual stunning site I have fallen head over heels with. I am completely in love with her style and her camp. I stumbled over her on Flickr and charged right over to her fantastic blog. Take a gander at her mind-blowing ability. Tumble Fish Studios

This is my favorite, how great is this quote?

Remember to keep the people of Haiti in your thoughts. If you feel you need to do something more check out this site Charity Watch where they rate the well-known charities for you, I'm sure you'll find a couple you can put your faith in.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This Year...2010

Just wanted to share one of my layouts with you and a promise to post an update later on as well as a goodie.

Love you.
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