Monday, August 27, 2012

Just Be More...Oh Heck, Just Go Back to School!

Guess what?

It's time for another Just Be


Well, yay for the post, not necessarily for the goal...


You see, I have been humming and hawing about going back to school for almost a year now.When I finished my Associate's Degree I decided that I deserved needed  to take a nice long break before starting my Bachelor's Degree.

Now, I was warned that if I took this break it would probably be hard to find the motivation to get back into school, and that continuing on without a break would be my best option.

Well, needless to say I didn't listen.

I took that nice long break that I thought I deserved, and now almost a year later I am more than regretting my decision.

Trying to find the motivation to go back to school has been much harder than I had anticipated. I have been putting it off for months, and even now with the start date looming over my head I am still struggling.

However, I know this is something I can not put off any longer. It is officially time to suck it up, and Just go back to School!

I start tomorrow, and if everything goes as planned I will finish on March 3, 2014...

Ugh, that just sounds horrible right now, but I know this is something that has to be done, and it will be more than worth it in the end. 

So, wish me luck, and hopefully I will find some motivation (and a little optimism) before tomorrow. :o)

Happy Monday!

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy Sappy Saturday!

Hello, and Happy Sappy Saturday! 

Quick Question? 

Is it WAY to early to be decorating for Halloween? 


Well, in that case here are 3 things that make me super happy right now. 

1) Subway Art

3) Decorating for HALLOWEEN!


I LOVE this time of year...even if I am a little early. :o)

Happy Sappy Saturday! 

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Weekend Memories with Subway Art

Hello, and Happy Wednesday!

Seriously, is it really Wednesday already!

Where has this week gone?

 By the way, sorry I have been MIA the last couple of weeks.

N8dogg and I have been trying to find a new normal, and it has been much harder than I thought it would be, but no worries I think things are finally starting to fall into place. :o)

Anyway, today I wanted to show you the Subway Art I made to commemorate a family weekend we had a little while ago.

You see, since I am a horrible picture taker (often times because I forget to actually take the picture) I decided that I needed another way to commemorate weekends like this one.

So, I decided to take my current obsession with Subway Art, and make a memory version. :o)

I started by writing down things I remembered from our weekend.

Such as, Caylee's obsession with putting on my makeup...

And Lucas' new found LOVE of all things Football.

Then, I used different fonts and colors in Picmonkey to turn my words into Subway Art.

Now, you could stop there if you wanted to.

Just print it out, frame it up, and you're all set.


However, I wanted to take mine to the next level. :o)

So, I bought some 8x10 canvas, and used Delia's Distressed Canvas Tutorial to make some Distressed Subway Art.


What do you think?

Honestly, I think it's pretty cute, and I love that it means something to N8dogg and I. :o)

Now, I will always remember the weekend that we found Caylee a pair of Glittered High Heals,

And she proclaimed it to be the BEST. DAY. EVER.

Yes Caylee, it most certainly was. :o)

Happy Wednesday! 

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Back to School with some Flair!

Hello, and Happy Wednesday!

How was your weekend?

Mine was Fantastic!

N8dogg and I got a visit from some of our favorite guests, and we partied all weekend long.

So, do you think I managed to take any pictures of all the Awesomeness we had?

Nope, not a one!

Anyway, right now I am working on something to make up for that, but since it's not quite done I thought I would show you the cute back to school handouts I made for all the Nieces and Nephews...well, at least all the Nieces and Nephews that are starting school. :o)

Real quick though, for this to make sense I need to share a Random Fun Fact. 

Random Fun Fact: I LOVE Flair. 
What is Flair you ask?

Well, "Flair" defined by the Urban Dictionary is a general term used to describe round buttons of various sizes pinned to one's shirts and used to express one's self.

So, when I saw these the other day at Michael's...

I knew they would be perfect for some back to school Flair. :o)

I used PicMonkey to make this little handout.

Then just added a little Flair. :o)


What do you think?

I think they are pretty let's just hope the kids think so too. :o)

Happy First Day of School Guys and Gals! 

Love Ya! 

Oh, and Happy Wednesday to you all! 

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It was EPIC! (Part 4 - The end...I promise!)

Hello, and Happy Wednesday!

Sorry for the delay, but I'm finally back to wrap up my Holiday In The Sun posts!


Ok, so where were we...

Monday, July 23, 2012.

12:00 PM - Headed home from Cali. :(

We stopped for a break in Barstow...Tracy got a drink...I got some scratch tickets. :o)

5:00 PM - Back at work...just for an hour though.

7:00 PM - Another quick trip to the Ramada.

9:00 PM - Home at last...but not for long...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012.

7:30 AM - N8dogg and I left St. George for The 24th of July Celebration in Beaver.

My camera finally died, so I got ZERO pictures. :(


However, we had a blast (as always), and didn't end up getting home until about 1:00 AM!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012.

8:30 AM - Look familiar.

3:00 PM - Left St. George for the Bachelorette Party in VEGAS!

6:00 PM - Getting ready...for THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER!

Oh, if you're wondering I am the one on the floor...painting the Bride's toenails. :o)

7:00 PM - Headed to the Show.


Yay! It was so fun! I clapped so hard I bent my ring! 

12:00 AM - Still going strong at Voodoo!

3:00 AM - We finally crashed...and crashed hard.

Thursday, July 26, 2012.

1:00 PM - Brunch!

Yep, Chicken and Waffles. Ordered more for the photo op than anything else. :o)

3:00 PM - We hit the strip...

And did some shopping.

 6:00 PM - Dinner at Dick's!

12:00 AM - Back at the Hotel, passed out, and packed up.

Friday, July 27, 2012.

12:00 PM  - We said our goodbyes, and headed home.  :(

2:00 PM - Ok, one last stop in Beaver Dam for some more scratch tickets. :o)

11:00 PM - I headed to the reality that is the Ramada, and realized that My Holiday In the Sun was officially over.  :(

Thank you to everyone that made this week possible! 

This Holiday In The Sun was much needed, and greatly appreciated.

Thank you all again, and again, and a million times again! 


Did you make it to the end?

If so, you deserve a treat! :o) 

Happy Wednesday! 

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Happy Sappy Saturday!

Hello, and Happy Sappy Saturday! 

Sorry I flaked out yesterday. :(

I promise I will wrap my Holiday in the Sun posts next week, and then (hopefully) resume a normal blogging schedule. :o) 

Anyway, today I went to my friend's wedding. 

It was seriously the best day! 

I am so incredibly happy for them, and can't wait for them to start their life together.

Congratulations Josh and Mandy! 

 We Love You! 

Happy Sappy Saturday! 

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

It was EPIC! (Part 3)


Here's the play by play for Sunday, July 22, 2012.

12:00 PM - After a little drive to scope out another Beach...we finally made it back to OUR Beach. :o)

1:00 PM - Best Sand Castle tool around.

2:00 PM - See...

And one more just because it's Awesome. :o)

3:00 PM - LUNCH! Best Quesadilla EVER by the way!

4:00 PM - Enjoying life.

5:00 PM - Collected a few shells.

6:00 PM - Time to go. :'(

But not before we fed the Seagulls one last time. :o)

9:00 PM - Dinner at Cucina ALESSA...Amazing Bruschetta!

And Fettuccine Alfredo...

And probably the most Amazing Tiramisu I have EVER had!

10:00 PM - YUM!

10:02 PM - DONE!

12:00 AM - Back at the Hotel once again completely passed out from a day of  relaxation exhaustion packed and ready to head home... 

Thanks again Trac for another Wonderful Beach Trip!

I can't wait for next year!

Oh, and guess what? 

There's MORE!

See you back here tomorrow. :o) 

Happy Thursday! 

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

It was EPIC! (Part 2)

Are you ready for more?

Here's the play by play for Saturday, July 21, 2012.

11:00 AM - We hit the beach in our brand new tent! (BEST IDEA EVER!)

11:30 AM - We took the traditional "At the Beach Photo".

 12:00 PM - Time to break out the snacks. All of which are essential beach foods. :o)

1:00 PM - Just realized how wonderful this is.

2:00 PM - LUNCH! (Again, more essential beach foods).

3:00 PM - Realized we were being watched.

4:00 PM - Bought some local Beach Wear. 

5:00 PM - If you give a Seagull a Cheeto...

5:02 PM - He will tell his friends!

6:00 PM - We headed to Ruby's...

For the traditional Hot Chocolate.

7:00 PM -  We took the traditional "On the Pier Picture".

10:00 PM - Dinner at BJ's. I highly recommend the Avocado Egg Rolls!

12:00 AM - We passed out! Completely exhausted from a fabulous day! :o)

Did you make it this far? 

If so, then Yay! 

I will be back tomorrow with more, so get ready! :o) 

Happy Wednesday! 

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