Well, it's finally Friday! It's sure been a busy week around my house...Jake's birthday last Sunday and our niece visiting for the weekend...Delaney out of school on Monday and lunch with my parents...Lot's of homework, housework, preparing for my Valentine card class on Sunday...And then last night two burglaries in our neighborhood. I'm housesitting for my neighbors, who are on vacation this week, and someone broke down their door, but didn't end up stealing anything. At least the alarm was set and seems to have stopped the guy at the door. But just knowing that someone was next door to my house, breaking down the door is unnerving! The police officer who responded last night and the detective I spoke with today said that both houses were dark with outside lights on. So now I'll be sure to leave lights on inside my house whenever we are gone at night. Sure hope they catch the guy soon. I was asked recently if I thought of my neighborhood as safe and I said yes. It sure seems safe to live in a nice neighborhood with nice houses and nice yards, close to a nice school. But I guess I would have to answer differently the next time I'm asked....
OK, I'm going to force myself to think about something more fun right now! I'm getting ready to teach my Valentine card class on Sunday at the Hillsboro Library. If you're in the area, it's free and we'll take the first 15 people who come to make 3 cards, a gift tag and a gift box.
I hope you are all getting into the Valentine spirit, making Valentine's, helping your kids with theirs, or maybe picking out fun decorations for their Valentine boxes. At Delaney's school, the kids make their boxes at home and bring them on Valentine's Day. I'll have to share a photo of hers with you, once she's done with it! If you're looking for Valentine ideas, there are some very cute ones that you can download, just check down the right column of my blog in the "Get Your Creative On" section for some of the latest Valentine blog posts.
I'm in the middle of a lot of great projects right now! I can't wait to share them with all of you! I should have some fun Layout of the Week features over the next few weeks. I'll share some fun details with you, so you have something to look forward to...I'm making Delaney a Bo Bunny Chipboard album full of memories from her last birthday party...I'm creating 2 travel layouts with Reminisce's new Passport collection...I'm putting together a layout about me, yes ME, we really do need to have a photo or two of ourselves in our albums every so often...and for one last Valentine's Day surprise, I'm excited about a layout featuring photos of my two sweeties and Bo Bunny's Love Bandit Collection, one of the sweetest Valentine collections out there!
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In a trend I've seen on tons of other scrapbooking blogs, I've chosen 2 words to be my Theme for 2010. I'll share them with you in my next post! But part of choosing these 2 specific words, is that I have to put myself out there and ask for what I want. One of my goals for 2010 is to become part of a design team and another is to find scrapbook related sponsors for my blog! If you have any ideas to help me reach my goals, please leave me a comment! And thanks for helping me attain my goals in 2010!
Patterned Papers - 3 Bugs in a Rug, Smitten Collection
Cardstock - World Win, Bazzill
Sticker - 3 Bugs in a Rug, Smitten Collection
Cardstock Strip - Bazzill, Just the Edge
PS-If you're looking for a fun party tonight where you can hang out in your pj's & meet some other fun bloggers, join me at my friend Ann's Virtual Girls Night Out! Ann is certainly the Hostess with the Mostest...and she needs a little company while she's home tending to a sick little one tonight! As usual, she's sharing a yummy drink, some party music and a little game...just for fun and perfect for the chilly middle of our Oregon winters.
My Mighty 3
3 places I'd rather be right now:
1-Mexico....can't wait, I'm lucky enough to be spending a few days down there with some friends celebrating our 40 birthdays!!!!!! YEAH! More on this later!
2-Sunriver, Oregon....the thought of a little snow and a toasty drink in the lodge...ahhhhhhh
3-Kauai....the Grand Hyatt, a lounge chair & the red dirt margarita, I'm drooling!
3 things I'll never drink again:
1-Boones Farm Wine....freshman year in college, YIKES!
3-OK, this isn't a drink exactly, but never and I mean NEVER EVER consider trying a Cuban cigar when you've had too much rum or any other liquor for that matter...worst Jamaican memory!
3 people I'd like to have dinner with, not necessarily all at once:
1-Patrick Dempsey...you know why...
3-Rachel Ray...she'd be fun at a party and she could cook for me!
(I wasn't sure if the people had to be living or not, if they don't have to be, I'd put my Grandma Muriel at the top of the list. I'd love to get a chance to ask her all about her life and being a mom!)
OK, now head on over to Ann's, join the party and let me know your Mighty 3!