Wednesday, March 30, 2011

365 {3.30.11}

Today I stopped over at Ashley's to visit Hershey, Jax and Jill. I have not seen them in a while and thought they might miss me, LOL!! I think they did *wink* Glad I had my iPhone with me, LOL!!! Jill march 30 a rs Jax march 30 b rs Hershey march 30 c rs Me and the Hersh ;) March 30 rs

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

365 {3.29.11}

something that makes this OCD gal happy...hand sanitizing wipes that fit right in your vehicle's cup holder~what a great idea!!! (I found them at Target in case you want to get some too) march 29 rs

Monday, March 28, 2011

365 {3.28.11}

March 28 rs

Here is Crazy Pete, under the dinning room table ;)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

365 {3.27.2011}

Today was my birthday party *woot woot*~I even got a themed party *smile* it was a Luau Hawaiian theme~here I am posing with my glasses~which look a little more like and Elton John theme to me, LOL!!! Thanks Ashley, Josh, Nate, Jess & Mike for making me feel so celebrated!!! Not sure if I will be posting me in the Hawaiian skirt and coconuts *wink* March 27 rs march 27 a rs And for fun~here is what I found on my vehicle when I got out of church this morning~people DO actually HONK!! LOL!! I think I may be driving to work like this tomrrow because I am too tired to scrape it off tonight~thanks Ryan :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

365 {3.26.11}

Happy Saturday/Cleaning Day!!

I have had a few people ask me for my opinion of Shaklee, so with out further adieu:

march 26 rs
I have been using the products for 3 weeks, and I have to say I absolutely LOVE them!!
I was very skeptical at first~seriously, you use 2 drops of Basic H to 16 oz of water to mix up the window cleaner (I didn't think that would be enough cleaner, but it works as good if not better than Windex~my former cleaner of choice!!).
The best part is that everything is all natural!! You can even brush your teeth with Basic H (I have not done that yet!!).
I also ordered the scour off~which is AWESOME for the kitchen sink and bathtub (my shower stall is older, and cleaned it better than using bleach!! ), again, everything is all natural and has a light scent.
My fav right now is the Basic G cleaner (Toni explains it so well here)~it is a natural disinfectant/germicide, and since I am slightly OCD, I love KILLING germs!!!
*the one thing that took me a little while to get used to is that the Basic H cleaner really does not have a scent (I am so accustomed to strong caustic smells to make me feel like things were clean~I just add a drop or two of the Shaklee hand wash (or you can use a drop or two of essential oils) to give it a light fragrance).*

I seriously love these products so much that I signed up to be a Shaklee distributor on Friday~so if you would like to give them a try, send me an email ( )and I will hook you up!!! And of course they are 100% money back guaranteed!! I will not have an infomercial weekly, I promise, LOL!! Just sharing some really awesome, economical products.

Here is some extra info for your reading enjoyment :)

I have used my cleaners for 3 weeks, and made up bottles for Ashley to try, and I still have not used more than 2 tablespoons of cleaner. It will last you forever!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

365 {3.24.11}

Hi all,
What a GLORIOUS day today was~I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful friends!! Today is my birthday (39 in case you wanna know~LOL!! well 39 plus 4 is my age). My day started off with so many wonderful birthday wishes on Facebook, a friend surprising me at work, a party at work, a special delivery from Edible Arrangements, my mom and Grouch (my step dad, who is like my real dad, who I call grouch) singing Happy Birthday (and even harmonizing) to me by phone (a yearly tradition), a nice walk with my hubby after work, a phone call from my favorite brother (and only one, LOL!), the list could go on and on!! I am truly blessed!! Thank you friends & family for making me feel so celebrated today!! And I have another celebration on Sunday with Mike and the kids~BIRTHDAY'S ROCK!! Even if it means turning a year older *wink*

And since I always make my family pose for birthday photos~here are some of me at work today...thanks to my handy dandy iphone.

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presents :) I accidentally cut out the pretty orchid~oops!

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posing with the presents & cake (YUM!)

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posing with the balloon~crazy, I know!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

365 {3.25.11}

it's funny~when Mike and I get home from work, we immediately change into our "uniforms" (that is what we call our comfy, lounge around the house clothes), LOL!! Which is pj bottoms/t-shirt and slippers for him and shorts/t-shirt and socks for me.

March 23 rs

After dinner, homework (Mike), blog posting (me), making lunches (me), Mike and I will try to catch up on some of our recorded shows on the DVR~GOOD TIMES!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

365 {3.22.11}

Today was recycling day for our neighborhood, I was bringing in the recycling bin from the street (we keep it in our side yard), and when I opened the gate I was greeted by this:

March 22a rs

Yeah I need to weed~don't judge me, LOL!!!

March 22 b rs

My first reaction was "is this a joke?" Then I called Josh (usually the answer behind weird stuff) and asked him why is there a dog in the side first he thought I meant we had a real dog in the back yard (other than Kodi)...well, then he remembered...apparently he found this on the side of the street in one of his friends neighborhoods (in Phoenix we have quarterly 'bulk' trash dates where you put bulky items by the curb and waste management picks it up~this was in the bulk trash pile). Josh is famous for finding "stuff." I honestly do not know what he planned on doing with this dog statue which has a missing arm and a hole in it's neck~needless to say it is going in my trash can!!! I did get a good laugh out of it~and a photo of the day *wink*

Monday, March 21, 2011

365 {3.21.11}

Today I was busy rearranging/organizing Josh's room (he was aware that his OCD/crazy mom was going to "hook him up" with a clean organized room, LOL!). I spent most of the day putting like items together (in bins), refolding/reorganizing drawers, hanging photos...All that cleaning made me SUPER HUNGRY!!! I grabbed a little snack and thought...this can be my Photo of the Day! *wink* (I love goldfish!!). I should have taken a photo of his organized room, but I was too tired, LOL!! Maybe tomorrow I can use that as my POTD, then I can let you all know how he liked it :)

march 21 rs

Sunday, March 20, 2011

365 {3.20.11}

Did you see the super moon last night??? It was BEAUTIFUL!!! I had high hopes of taking some great shots...but it did not go as planned!!! I set up my tripod and everything (my neighbors were probably thinking I was really even more crazy than usual, LOL!). After several failed attempts~I came inside and did what any one would do...I Googled "how to photograph the moon" , who knew it was so complicated, LOL!! there are even online classes on how to do it!! Well I would like to say that my image turned out like this one below...

this is mine (lots of noise!!)~oh well, better luck next time, LOL!!!
march 20 rs

Saturday, March 19, 2011

365 {3.19.11}

Today I had a baby photo shoot in Peoria~one of my FAVORITE assistants came along *smile.* It is always nice to have someone around to help me lug all my gear and props (and have someone to chat with on the 40 min drive), thanks Ash!!

March 19 b rs

Of course I always treat my assistants to something special on the way home!!

March 19 a rs

March 19 c rs

All photos taken with my iPhone ;)

Friday, March 18, 2011

365 {3.18.11}

I am a little behind with my Photo Inspiration assignment;last week the theme was Motif (the definition of motif, "a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc, in a design, as in a painting or on wallpaper.").

I have been wondering what I would photograph for this assignment~then the other night it hit me...while I was sitting on the family room sofa...Viola!!! The gate we use to keep Kodi confined to the tile flooring/give the kitties a place of safety from "CRAZY DOG", LOL!!

Week 3 - Motif

March 18 rs

Isn't he the cutest puppy ever???
This was taken with my iPhone using the instagram app .

March 18 a rs

Thursday, March 17, 2011

365 {3.17.11}

Happy St. Patty's day to ya!!

Yesterday I ran into the grocery store to pick up a few items and noticed the display of corned beef and cabbage. I have not made that in a VERY long time~soooo decided to celebrate St. Patty's Day up right, LOL!! I opted for baked potatoes instead of the mushy boiled ones, and yes, I know I forgot the carrots~it was so DELISH!!

March 17 rs

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

365 {3.16.11}

We don't change our clocks in Arizona (which I LOVE), but for some reason I have been so tired and feeling like I used to when I lived in a state where we did observe daylight savings time. That explains the zero posts for the past 2 days.

I think I am back in business!!
As an avid paper crafter, I have quite a stash of homemade cards!! But I don't just keep them boxed up~I send them out.

March 16a rs

Today I had a few people on my mind that I wanted to send a card to; so I grabed a few and loaded them, along with my address book, into my Thirty One tote (isn't that bag the cutest??? If you want one, my friend Tiffany can hook you up!!).

March 16b rs

Saturday, March 12, 2011

365 {3.12.11}

one of my favorite things :)

Today it dawned on me that my 50 mm lens has been attached to my camera for months~just thinking about how much I LOVE that lens!!!

March 12 rs
This shot taken with another one of my fav's~my iPhone (used this app)

Friday, March 11, 2011

365 {3.11.11}

Happy Friday!!!
Yesterday I got my haircut (lots of hair!!), I always get the idea I want to grow it long~then I cannot stand it and chop it off!! History had repeated itself, LOL!!! I am LOVING the fact it takes me about 15 min to do my hair now!! *woot*

March 11 rs

I also noticed that Josh didn't put his shoes away last night, LOL!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

365 {3.10.11}

nothing too exciting to post today~I wasn't in the mood for the frozen lunch I brought to work, so I decided to run to Fresh & Easy and pick up some sushi. Much better :)

March 10 rs

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

365 {3.9.11}

One of my favorite fruits is FRESH pineapple!! When I went shopping the other day, I decided to get a couple~today I got around to cutting it up~YUMMY!!

March 9 c rs

March 9 b rs

March 9a rs

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

365 {3.8.11}

I finally had a few moments to work on my Picture Inspiration photo for week 2~the theme is Rhythm. I kind of struggled with this one. Then the other night while paper crafting, it hit me~one of my favorite embellishments...buttons!! Don't they just make you happy all lined up like that, LOL!!

March 8 rs (PI submission)

Monday, March 7, 2011

365 {3.7.11}

I am so addicted to my Hipstamatic iPhone App!!!

Here is Peter, one of our 3 kitties...I refer to him as Crazy Pete~He is the dominant pet in our house (even over the dog), but he is the sweetest kitty ever :)

Here he is sitting on my messy computer desk, right next to my to-do list (which still needs a few things crossed off, LOL!!)

March 7 rs

Sunday, March 6, 2011

365 {3.6.11}

Happy Sunday!!
Today our sweet church family surprised Mike and I with a retreat and lots of other goodies. We are truly blessed to be apart of Adventure Community Church!!! And so richly blessed to have so many wonderful friends~Thank you Adventure family for blessing us so!!

March 5 rs

Saturday, March 5, 2011

365 {3.5.11}

I almost forgot my post today *gasp*

My hubby usually has things to do at the church on Saturday's~but this Saturday the Women's Ministry gave him the day we decided to go out to brunch with the kids (I cannot remember the last time we did that). Unfortunately Nate had to work :(

Mike took a picture of me and my favorite kiddos at Mimi's Cafe'

March 6 rs

Have I mentioned how much I love my iphone???

Friday, March 4, 2011

365 {3.4.11}

my photo of the day~using my Hipstamatic iPhone app :)

Had to run into the office today to drop something off~showed Josh my Hipstamatic app!! I had him model for me (insert my evil laugh here, LOL!)!! Hope he doens't mind me blogging about it~nah, my kids are kinda used to it :)

March 4 Josh Hipstamatic 1 for web

Thursday, March 3, 2011

365 {3.3.11}

Today was crazy at work!! I hate when things don't work the way they are supposed to (like the credit card machines and the fax machine)!! I don't like being out of control!!!, LOL!!

Luckily I was feeling goofy at lunch~I wanted to try out my new app...I am so glad Ashley is as goofy as I am!! (it runs in the family). It was a nice break from the craziness *wink*

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

365 {3.2.11}

I am enrolled in the online class Picture Inspiration at Big Picture Classes; We received our first lesson last Thursday (they are weekly, I procrastinated a little, LOL!).

Week 1 is "All About You" which involves taking a self portrait~Not my favorite thing to do (much rather shoot others, LOL!!). So here I am standing on the sofa in the living room in front of the big mirror...45 shots later, I finally picked one.

This is where I am happy~right behind my camera...say CHEESE!!!

March 2 rs

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

365 {3.1.11}

I try to walk at least 3 times per week, although I can easily talk myself out of it!! It is soooo much more fun to walk with someone!!! My sweet hubby accompanied me today~it was nice to chat about our day and enjoy the 75 degree weather. Okay, 1 down 2 more walks to go, LOL!!

March 1 rs