Monday, August 30, 2010

Meet Me on Monday

Ok.  So I missed last week's MMoM post.  Sorry!  Been a bit crazy around here...

1. What is your favorite kind of potato chip?
Lays probably.  I'm not usually too picky about potato chips.  I do like Pringles on occasion but they're just kinda weird.

2. Do you make your bed everyday?
Since I was laid off, yep.  When we were scrambling to get the three of us out of the house before 7am and trying to make in home by 6pm, it just wasn't a big deal.  Now, it's not a big deal to straighten the sheet and comforter in the morning.

3. How often do you go to the hair salon?
hahahahaha!  I usually get a haircut about 3wks after it starts to bug me which means every 2-3mos.  I can't color my hair because I had a wicked reaction to the chemicals last time it was colored (if you're familiar with Two-Face from Batman, that was me for about a week back in November last year.  I'm not messing with it again!)  I am looking forward to trying henna this fall (once we stop going to the pool- I don't imagine henna gets along well with chlorine and I don't really want to test that theory!) which may increase those visits to once every month or two.

4. What do you dip your French fries in?
Nothing.  Nada.  Zilch.  As long as they have a bit of salt on them, it's all good.

5 Do you shop with coupons?
As frequently as possible.  Enough that I annoy myself actually.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cross-stitch book giveaway at Jilly Beanz Thingz

A good friend of mine is giving away 3 cross-stitch books over at her blog, Jilly Beanz Thingz. Go check it out! And if you enter, leave a comment here and you'll get an extra entry!  I told you she's a good friend! Didn't you believe me?! :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

What Mike the Mailman delivered today

Mike made my day a bit sunnier today.  I received my
To top it off, I also received a Starbucks card I ordered for my husband using some of my MyPoints.
Thanks Mike!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Meet Me on Monday

OK, OK.  It's Tuesday.  You'll have this.

1. What is your favorite dessert?
Once again, there's no one right answer.  There are lots of different cakes.  There's fruit pizza (Rice Krispie treats crust, cream cheese "sauce", lots of sliced fruits, all covered with a lemon glaze!).  There are more pies than I'll mention (though the fluffy, frozen strawberry one SHOULD be mentioned!)  I could go on.  Really.  I could!

2. What do you wear to bed?
Usually, a pair of my husband's retired shorts and a tshirt.  Occasionally a pair of real pajama pants.  Occasionally.

3. Do you get regular manicures/pedicures?
hahahaha.  I've had one manicure in my life.  I can't justify the cost when I'm going to chip the polish off in a day or two.

4. Did you play any sports in high school?
I was rather anti-sports since I'm far from athletic.

5. Do you have an iPod?
I wouldn't have bought one but I won my first one at my old job.  Now, the day it dies, I'm off to the Apple store to get a new one.  LOVE it!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Win some awesome blog candy!!

Brenda at Rose Blossom Legacies is giving away a fab box of goodies just for the sake of it!
  • Cosmo Cricket Jack's World - sticker sheet, 2 journaling sheets, 2 journal tags, and 9 pieces of matching printed paper  
  • CTMH Clover Meadow - 12 sheets  
  • Fancy Pants Mixed Media 8x8 album  
  • Rolodex for altering  
  • Inkadinkado School stamp set  
  • Me & My Big Ideas Smile chipboard sticker  
  • Colorbok Cute chipboard letters  
  • Creative Imaginations school rub-ons  
  • K & Company Rough and Tumble grand adhesions  
  • Slick Writer pen  
  • Primary colored safety pins
  • CTMH chipboard - swirls, brackets, square frames, round frames
  • 4 yards red ribbon
  • Bag of diecuts from the Slice Fall/Back to School card
  • Big bag of brads, eyelets (couple hundred or so various colors and sizes), bookplates, and buttons
Michelle at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More, is giving away a paper pad and punch of choice, a stamp and 3 Copic markers!  Nice!

Patty, over at Scrapbook Patty, is giving away a box full of yumminess!

Win a fabulous crafting workspace!!

 For a few days, you have a chance to win this Limited Edition Workbox!  You can see it and other Scrapboxes at "The Original Scrapbox" website.
Visit Obsessed with Scrapbooking for more info!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Meet Me on Monday

1. Do you watch any Soap Operas?
Thankfully, no.  I caught onto one a bit years ago because my best friend was hooked but I never really got into it and any interest waned in a month or three.  Actually, the only thing I watch regularly right now is "Royal Pains."

2. What appliance is used the most in your house?
Washer/Dryer and microwave.  There's at least one load every other day and three on Wednesdays.  The nuker is a daily tool, which is bad considering it died Friday and we haven't yet gotten out to replace it!  (Nope, that's not my washer and nope, I don't use affresh.)

3. Do you wear make-up every day?
Generally, no.  That's a joy of being an unemployed SAHM- I no longer have to wear makeup everyday.  There are some days when I just want to feel a little more pulled together or less "bland" but since I spend an hour or two at the pool or on the lake beach almost every day trying to wear the boy out for nap time, the last thing I want is makeup on while I'm sweating in the sun.  Most of the rest of the time, still no.  I've never been much into makeup and have never "outgrown" that.  :)

4. What is your worst pet-peeve?
People who are rude.  More importantly, people who are rude, know it, and revel in it.  Case in point, driving home this evening from the Sussex County Fair.  The road was backed up for miles, mostly because it was one lane.  Occasionally it would open to two and then drop back to one.  The number of #&@*$ who get out of line in the lane being merged into, get into the lane going away so they can get 10 cars ahead and then merge back in astounded me.  Excuse me you frickin' #(%&@!!!!  You're a large part of the reason we're backed up.  If everyone would merge when they can rather than forcing in at the last minute and making everyone else slam brakes, we wouldn't be here!  So many New Jerseyians seem to roll around in the bad rep the state has for being rude- it's like it gives them an excuse and they want it.  I just hate it when people think/act they're more entitled than the rest of us!  Grrrr!  I guess you can tell after this little soapbox that I REALLY dislike intentionally rude people!

5. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Hard salami.

Finally, new cards, pages and stuff

I'm finally getting around to posting some cards, pages and other stuff I've finally made!
A "magic card."  The image is b/w when you look at the card but colored when you pull it out by the tab.  This will be dad's bday card this year.

A bday card I banged out this morning for a 3rd birthday party we went to this afternoon. 

Another bday card for another 3rd bday.

Alphabet/Shapes/Numbers cards I made for The Boy.  While he knows his alphabet, I wanted to work on words that start with the letters.

A layout of pix from our recent trip to Six Flags.  I have to do the journalling but it can wait.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scrappily Ever After's Brainteaser at Noon

This week's puzzle is a rebus:  (don't scroll down unless you want the answer!)
Can you figure out what this means?

Someone's following me.  Cute!  :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Meet Me on Monday

1. What is your favorite holiday?
It's a bit strange.  While I'm not a religious person, I love Christmas- the baking, the presents for everyone, the general good feel that's around, the decorations, the cold air, all of it!  However, I also have a Halloween addiction.  When I look at scrapping supplies, I always end up drooling over the Halloween papers and accessories.  Personally though, I've never REALLY been trick-or-treating (the mall doesn't count) which has always made me a bit sad.  ToT for my son is a big priority for me- I don't want him to miss it.

2. What color clothing do you wear the most?
There's not one color.  Sorry.  I've got a rainbow wardrobe.

3. What is your heritage?
I'm a bit of a mutt on one side- English, German, French, etc. but I could apparently be a Daughter of the American Revolution on the other.

4. What is your middle name?
Linn.  My parents are all about history so I was named Jennifer Linn after opera singer Jenny Lind.  Too bad I didn't get a whit of that talent.  Oh well, if I'd been a boy, I would have been teased mercilessly for my association with a furniture store: Ethan Allen.

5. What is your favorite cookie?
Oh yeah.  Like there's one.  PLEASE!  Really, as long as it's not a chocolate chip cookie, it's probably a fav.  Today, I'd say lemon bars are high.  Tomorrow, there's snickerdoodles, peanut butter, chocolate peppermints, and and and.