Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Appreciation 7 days a week « Skip To My Lou


Appreciation 7 days a week « Skip To My Lou

from another blog i find this link -- this is an AWESOME idea for a teacher gift!!!!!!  and, as next week is teacher appreciation week, it would be perfect!!

toodles! (and i made a post a day for the entire month!!)

Tuesday, April 29, 2008



D.I.S.C.O. Lyrics

carolyn & i heard this song on the minibus between kiev & chernihiv this past summer!  it was a fun song!  she found the lyrics!  now, to find it downloadable, lol

Monday, April 28, 2008

long day...

i am pooped...

i need to finish homework now so i can go to sleep!!

good bye for now!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

almost to 500!!

that is crazy!

i am almost to 500 posts on this here blog!

by the end of this week, i just may make it -- especially if i keep up with a post a day!

i have a cold and/or allergies, so i am not feeling up to i am off to bed early tonight!


Friday, April 25, 2008

crop a lot?

cropping tonight at FKS!

i am taking my classes from SE and hope to finish up a few things :)

have fun!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

SE recap!


i will post quite a few photos!

the classes were great (for the most part) -- Jenni Bowlin is the most wonderful person i met there; vanessa hudson's class was so cool & i love her way of making scrapping fun & easier; gretchen's class was cool - i just need to journal & i will be done!!; i love the book we did with angelia (again, just journaling plus embellishing); the plaque we made in monique's class is a cute way of using acrylic albums; wilna was AWESOME -- she is so sweet & the project idea is way cool; heidi swapp -- NOT my fave, no matter what people want to believe!  i love (most of) her products, and the idea of what we did was cool, but to have the crappy rubons that are out in her name in the kit -- and admit they suck??  she needs to not have those in there -- there are other brands that DO work OR just use letter stickers or some other form of lettering!!  plus, she used "retard" and "retarded" to describe something and i HATE those words -- she basically turned me off to what a "wonderful person" everyone swoons over...


on saturday we had this SNL (saturday night layouts) event -- it was the first time they did it & the concept is a neat & unique one, but it just did NOT work as they wanted it to!!

sunday, after the SE event, we went to classes at a LSS in nashville by Debby Schuh!  they were AWESOME!!  both classes were unique takes on things i have done, but it was cool to see new ideas and ways of doing something similar to what has been done before!

100_0763 fire nipples!100_0760 jenni bowlin & i!100_0789 barb & karin (barb sent to her)100_0790 karin & me (she sent to me!)100_0791 michelle & i (who i sent to)100_0806 catherine 100_0867 special k, debby, & i 100_0869 the STL five!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

need to upload photos!!

i have about 80 or so photos from this past weekend in nashville -- then today i took another 15-20 of all the flowers that are blooming!!  then the battery died, so the camera has to charge before i can upload any photos :)

it was 81+ today!!  it is almost like summer here (at least early summer, it can get close to 100 here in the hottest part!) is so nice to be able to sit outside and read or just relax -- and everything is blooming & growing!!  the trees have baby leaves, the tulips are gorgeous, the lilacs (one of my faves) smell so wonderful, and the violets are carpeting the yard!!  my mom would be so happy...


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day!

did you do something today for Earth Day?


at school we talked about it today -- the kids are writing about it as well...

at home we have been recycling and such...


Monday, April 21, 2008

i love the A/C!

it got close to 80* outside today -- and it hit 80* INSIDE, so my dad said we could turn the A/C on!!!  i am happy -- i love the cold air blowing in the house :)

Saturday, April 19, 2008

too tired to think!!

today was a long day of classes and such

pooped!!  will be headed to bed soon!

tomorrow is classes at one of the LSS here, then, FINALLY, home!!!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Another day down!

well, today was 4 classes -- first was Jenni Bowlin and she was AWESOME and fun; next was Heidi Swapp and it was not what i expected at all (plus she used a term that i don't like to hear); after lunch was Angelia W and that class was fun and i love the project; last was Gretchen W and i love the book we did in there!  i need to do some journaling, etc, then i will be done with a lot

then this evening we had a creative cafe from creative imagainations -- the presentation was cool but i did nothing, lol, i am still deciding if i want to do it the way they talked about or not...


Thursday, April 17, 2008

* Jenni Bowlin *


* Jenni Bowlin *

so tonight was the beginning of scrap etc -- we had registration, an opening session, and the en "exclusive q & a" with the instructors

i went up at the end and thanked jenni bowlin for the awesome kits!  she asked my name, and i said becky, she looked at my last name and said, oh, it says rebecca on your kit!!

now THAT is customer service!!!


Wednesday, April 16, 2008



i am in NASHVILLE!!  long day, i am tired, but excited, so i am posting quick before getting ready for bed :)


Tuesday, April 15, 2008



The Scrap Etc. 2008 Event

i am leaving work at 1....

barb is getting me at 2....

we will be to nancy's by about 3:30....

we will be in NASHVILLE tomorrow!!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Just breathe...

i just need to relax!

i am pretty well packed (a few things to pull together) and i need to stop at target and office max tomorrow -- then i can be DONE!  i will be ready to go so i can relax tomorrow night as well :)

i have a few gifts left to wrap -- the 3 for my secret sister -- then that will be done, too!!  i have more than enough for her, so some may be coming out (things i had put in as filler, etc)...

off to relax!!


Sunday, April 13, 2008

i feel like a chicken with its head cut off!

just a few more days and i will be headed to nashville!!  i have started to get my clothes together and am just waiting on my tool and tote bags to dry (i scotchgaurded them) so i can get those things all pulled together!  i have the gifts i want as thank you's and all my secret sister gifts together -- now i just need to wrap them!!!  tomorrow (i think) i am going to stop at target to get some goodies for the road and for my st. louis and roommate pals!

soon i will be relaxed! 


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Cutting it close!!

almost 11:30 PM, and i need to get a post in!!  i am trying to keep up with my own challenge -- which will be hard in less than a week in nashville when i will be so busy i don't think i will have a lot of time to post!

today i was at a crop with my friends!  i got a ton done -- 11 pages!!  last night was a crop at FKS and i got 4 pages done!  but now it is no scrapping for me until i am back from nashville!!

tomorrow is sunday school and then youthgroup!!  i told them lunch & meeting and then a surprise activity -- not sure what it will be, lol!  i think we may be going to the art museum or some other fun thing in forest park -- it will depend on the weather and how the girls are doing!  if nothing else, we'll go bowling, lol

toodles for now!

Friday, April 11, 2008

The Scrap Etc. 2008 Event


The Scrap Etc. 2008 Event

it is almost time!!!!!!  i have ideas of what clothes to take, and i will start packing this weekend (once laundry is done, etc.) and on sunday i will be working on getting my supplies all ready and packed up!  homework is together, i have some gifts to wrap, and probably some last minute shopping to complete (snacks, etc.)

hope all is well for everyone!


Thursday, April 10, 2008

Follow - Up!


phases of me: All My Memories!!

my replacement bag arrived today!!!!!!!!!!!  i just emailed with them on monday!!  how AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


one week from now i will be in NASHVILLE for Scrap ETC!!!!!!  i am SOOOOOOOO excited!  this weekend will be scrapping & packing :)

toodles :)

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

anxiously awaiting...


i am busy, but i'm not, does that make any sense at all??

next week -- on wednesday -- i leave for nashville with some friends for scrap etc.  i have a million things running through my head for that, when i should be doing other things, like cleaning, or putting laundry away, or homework for linguistics...

it is hard to concentrate on real life at the moment, lol

Monday, April 07, 2008

All My Memories!!


AMM | Vituri

I love my Tote-ally Cool Tote 2 that i got at CostCo this past fall -- but the zipper on the bottom pocket quit working!!!

so on sunday i dug around and emailed AMM to get a suggestion on how to fix it...

on monday i had an e-mail, from a real person, apologizing for the zipper and asking what color i wanted them to send me my replacement bag in!!!


Sunday, April 06, 2008

Cropping Away!!

so this weekend was a 20 hour crop at FKS!  saturday was 10-10 and sunday was 9-5...on saturday i was there from 10-7 (i had to babysit that night) and sunday i was there from about 11:30 to 4:30 (i had to teach power hour this morning)...

saturday i worked on making things for SE (in 2 weeks!!) -- i made about 60-65 tags or envelopes to swap with people!  if i have time, i may create a few more little things to swap, but i doubt i will!!  i also made a little book to give to my secret sister while we are down there :)

sunday i did 2 12x12 pages and a cardinals mini book with pictures from a game i went to a year and a half ago!!  they had a little make-n-take that i did -- simple and fun and messy!!

this week is also a lot of cropping!  friday is a crop at FKS, and then saturday is a 12-hour crop at a local church to benefit their senior high youth going on mission trips!!  then next week -- wednesday is when we leave for NASHVILLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  i have a little bit of homework left (journaling stuff and i need a self-portrait).....

have a happy, scrappy week!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Jodi Picoult


Jodi Picoult | Novels About Family, Relationships, and Love

i adore this author's writing style!!  it started last school year when someone recommended

 My Sister's Keeper

which i loved!!  since then i have read a few more --


The Pact

Plain Truth

i am currently reading

Vanishing Acts

and i am enjoying it!!  this one is very good and has kept my interest!  i am almost finished and then i will need to go find another one to read!!!

her 15th book recently came out, so i still have 2/3 of her n ovels to read!!

i would recommend her books!! 



Friday, April 04, 2008


i am trying to post a cool, long post about some books i love -- it is not working!! so i have saved the draft and will try and post it soon!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

some photos...

not much news, so i will post some Ukraine photos instead!!!

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Photo Finish!!


my photo homework for SE is FINISHED!!!!!!!!!!  i printed a bunch of photos tonight, and ordered a bunch through costco, so by this weekend i will have all the photos in my hands!  i need to dig around and maybe get some more of the supplies (inks and such) and do the journaling prompts on a few classes, then i will be completely finished!!!

in other news,

today was paraprofessionals day at school!!  we were treated to bagels, lunch, cake, cards, letters, and earlier in the week we got gift cards!!  last year we got nothing, so i was totally surprised!  this year has been a total blessing!!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

A Blog a Day, the Right Way!

happy APRIL!

i challenge all my friends with blogs to post EVERY DAY this month!!  it can be short and sweet, a quick photo, a long pondering of thoughts or whatever!  i know i will have a few days that i may miss (SCRAP ETC HERE I COME!!!!) but i will try my best!!


so now i will leave you with a sweetie, nastia, from ukraine!!