Sunday, May 25, 2008

Wilson's Heart

I have been haunted for the past week by these scenes:

This is the season finale from the Fox TV show, House. I've never cried during a TV show as much as I did when I saw this. It was so brilliantly touching and heartbreakingly real. My eyes teared, then cried and I finally just sobbed. The writers outdid themselves with this episode. Every word was perfect. Perfect.

Sometimes life feels so random and cruel. And sometimes we feel as if nothing "bad" will ever happen to us.

But such is life; we lose loved ones. And no matter how random or cruel it may seem, it WILL happen to those we love. We must love with all we have and make each day count. Stop regretting. Love ourselves. Laugh. Make memories. Be in the present. Accept difficulty and surpass it.
If you don't watch House, you should.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's tag and I'm it!

I feel sorta popular right now! I was tagged by Domestic Accident to complete the following tidbits about me. Wait a minute, this is starting to feel like homework...or worse yet, housework!

4 Things I was doing 10 years ago (1998)

1) Taking finals at the end of my freshman year of college!

2) E-mailing and calling my new "love." (Guess what, he became my hubby!)

3) Working at a local body and bath shop. Pumping lotion and cutting brain activity required.

4) Walking and biking everywhere because I didn't have a car!
4 Things I was doing 5 years ago (2003)
1) Getting a new job at a wireless phone company.
2) Reapplying to college after taking a 3 year break. All those essays can wear a woman out!
3) Having fun living with soon-to-be hubby and another great couple.
4) Dreading summer because the A/C was broken in my car! 102 degrees...#@&@^#!

4 Things I did yesterday

1) Took Kira to preschool.

2) Got to have a peaceful lunch out with the hubby and Mr. Marcus Man!

3) Bought some new underwear...ooh-la-la!

4) Went to a friend's Tupperware longer a virgin in this department! Yikes! I'm broke! (And now officially a housewife!!)

4 Shows I like to watch
2) Scrubs
3) House (I am emotionally scarred from the season finale!)
4) 24 (January seems very far away!)
4 things I like to do
1) Have date nights with the hubby.
2) Go to the park with the kiddos.
3) Eat ice cream.
I'm tagging Jenna, Morgan, Lynda and Shauna. Have fun!


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Simply quoting Amy...

I am currently experiencing a fetish for all things Amy Butler.
She is a fabulous designer and some of her fabrics have been made into patterned paper for scrapbooking/cardmaking and other paper crafts. I want them all!
I've also become obsessed with quotes... Actually, I guess I've always been in love with quotes. In high school and college, I always tried to use a "famous" quote to kickstart most of my essays and papers. I've incorporated quotes into a lot of the cards I've made lately.

These are two VERY simple cards I made using Amy Butler paper. I think the embossed sentiments go hand-in-hand with the simple beauty of the paper. Patterned paper can be such a great focal point on a card. I love that the sentiments can be used for many occasions: wedding, anniversary, thank you, new baby, etc.

"The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.--A.K. Chalmers"

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy - they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. --Marcel Proust"


Friday, May 16, 2008

"Slow down everyone, you're movin' too fast..."

Title provided by Jack Johnson's "Inaudible Melodies."

Things have been going by too quickly lately:
My "baby" is one.
My firstborn is four.
I've been married almost five years.
In a relationship with the awesome guy for TEN years!
On this earth for 29 years.
Where is the time going?


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I heart you, Kristina Werner!

I have been stalking Kristina Werner's blog for a long time. 'How long?' you ask. Trust me, you don't want to know.
I really DO have a life and I DO spend lots of time with my kids. I'm serious...don't laugh!

Kristina is a Stampin' Up! designer and she has the most FAN-TA-BULOUS blog...full of clean, simple, but wonderful card-making ideas. PLUS, she loves The Office. For these two reasons, I'm sure we could be BFFs if we lived in the same state!

Anywho, Kristina hosts weekly design challenges on her blog and I'm constantly drooling over the gorgeous designs of all sorts of bloggers out there.

Here is this week's design inspiration (via Martha Stewart's home decorating section on her website):

Here's what I came up with:

My photography skills are *terrible* less-than-stellar. Thanks to the economic stimulus check we should be getting soon, I'll hopefully have a new computer and Photoshop to edit my pics!


Friday, May 2, 2008

My new best friend

I'm cheap. I'm a stay-at-home-mom. I can't help it.

I despise renting a movie for almost $5 when I could practically buy it for the same price. Netflix sounds fabulous, but sometimes we just don't rent all that many movies in a month because there isn't anything good out there.

Enter my new best friend, REDBOX.

Redbox is every mom's rent a movie at the (literally: RED BOX in the) GROCERY STORE for ONE DOLLAR. Return it the next day by 9PM, otherwise it's another dollar. We just watched Juno last week FOR ONE DOLLAR and then I took a peek at the Redbox website and saw that if you signed up for updates that they would send a code for a free rental to your email. So, we got to see Dan In Real Life for FREE! (Both great movies, by the way!)

Check out Redbox and find out where they're located in your area. I know you could use a night in with the hubby!