Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chasing Wishes...


Amazon Description

"I wish I didn't have to go home. I wish I was someone else—someone with a future..." 

For sixteen-year-old Nina Torres, it feels as if life is nothing but a dead end. Despised by her rich classmates and afraid that she'll become just like her drug-addicted mother, Nina's future seems to get dimmer every day. 

There is one bright spot in her life though... 

Sitting beside her one night, the only person in the world who cares about her makes a promise. No matter what happens—no matter how much Isaac's wealthy family disapproves—he and his girlfriend Nina will be together forever. 

Fate plays a cruel trick on Nina, though, and a visit from Child Protective Services the next morning turns Nina Torres into Irene Hartley, a woman with a future but who will never see her beloved Isaac again. 

Nine years later, a blind and incredibly handsome young entrepreneur hires Irene to be his personal assistant. Terrence Radcliffe reminds her so much of Isaac that she can hardly believe her eyes, and she's falling for him fast. Irene knows that fairy tales don't come true, but she allows herself one last wish. She wishes that she could finally say goodbye to Isaac and let herself take a chance on Terrence. 

What she doesn't know is that Terrence is also searching for someone: a shooting star who streaked through his life nine years ago, and he won't give up until he finds her... 

My Thoughts

It only took me 12 days to read this one.
If I had more reading time I would have finished it sooner. 
It was one you could read all the way through in one sitting if time allowed.
Kept me interested all the way to the end.
Would I pick up another book by this author?
Yes

Want to see what I'm currently reading check out the Amazon link on the right side bar.



Sunday, April 6, 2014

Goldfinch...

Wow I haven't been by here in a while.
Here is the latest book I just finished reading.


AMAZON DESCRIPTION

"The Goldfinch is a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind....Donna Tartt has delivered an extraordinary work of fiction."--Stephen King, The New York Times Book Review

Theo Decker, a 13-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his longing for his mother, he clings to the one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art.

As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love-and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

THE GOLDFINCH is a mesmerizing, tell-all-your-friends triumph, hailed by Stephen King as "a rarity that comes along perhaps half a dozen times per decade, a smartly written literary novel that connects with the heart as well as the mind." (New York Times Book Review)

MY THOUGHTS

It started out pretty good, but about half way through I lost interest.
It seemed like ever time I sat down to read it, it went no where in the time I had to read.
I kept hoping it would pick up.
I always tend to read it to the end even if I hate it. 
I paid for it so I have to get my money worth out of it.
All in all I'm glad I've finished it and can move on to something new.
Would I pick up another book by this author?
Probably not.

If you would like to see the current book I'm reading check out the Amazon link on the right side bar.



Sunday, December 1, 2013

30 Days of Thankful - Days 16-30...


Yeah I managed to finish...
I even printed these all out and stuck them in a book.




















Saturday, November 30, 2013

30 Days of Thankful - Days 8-15...



Digital Supplies Used:
30 Days of Thankful No. 3 by Cathy Zielske
A Lifetime by Karla Dudley
A Lifetime Kit by Sebrina's Creations








Saturday, November 9, 2013

30 Days of Thankful - Day 6 & 7...


I totally use this every time I have to go for a trip in the car.
My husband is constantly listening to boring pod casts 
so I can read a book and tune it all out.
We had to go to Lincoln City and the 6 hour drive was a lot faster being occupied.
I finished the book I've been reading forever.


This is my Adikia...
She is such a good dog.
I love her.
Well I love all my dog pets..
What can I say.
They are there to give love when ever I need it.

I hope you are having a wonderful day!



Friday, November 8, 2013

30 Days of Thankful - Days 4 & 5...



So far so good..
I think I'm keeping up pretty well.
I just have to remember to take a photo every day.
But I have a pretty good template now which makes it easier.
I'm new to Photoshop Elements so I'm learning as I go.

Digital Supplies Used:
30 Days of Thankful No. 3 by Cathy Zielske
A Lifetime by Karla Dudley
A Lifetime Kit by Sebrina's Creations

Thanks for looking.
Have a wonderful day.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

30 Days of Thankful - Day 2 & 3...



Me I never wanted to be a grand parent..
Kids aren't my cup of tea..
They are noisy, messy, screaming balls of energy.
I could do without..
Well that didn't turn out the way I thought at all.
I LOVE these two to pieces.
Who knew noisy, messy, screaming balls of energy could be so much fun.
Don't get me wrong they have days when none of that is my cup of tea.
But I'll take them anyways..

If you are working on a 30 Days of Thankful project I would love to see it.

Digital Supplies Used:
30 Days of Thankful No. 3 by Cathy Zielske
A Lifetime by Karla Dudley
A Lifetime Kit by Sebrina's Creations

Have a wonderful day.


Friday, November 1, 2013

30 Days of Thankful - Day 1...


Cathy Zielske is doing a 30 day's of Thankful album
and I thought I would join in.
Even though I'm starting a bit late.
I'll get caught up.
I love that I'll have a whole album when I'm finished.

Today I'm thankful for my husband Mike.
He rocks!

Digital Supplies Used:
30 Days of Thankful No. 3 by Cathy Zielske
A Lifetime by Karla Dudley
A Lifetime Kit by Sebrina's Creations

Thanks for looking.
Have a fabulous day!



Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Paper Nest Dolls Winter Blog Hop...


Welcome to Day 2 of The Paper Nest Dolls Winter Blog Hop!


Today we are very excited to share with you more stamps from our new Winter Collection and even a few stamps from our upcoming Nursery Rhyme Collection! If you've just come across the hop, please start at the beginning over at The Paper Nest Dolls blog!

Before we get to the wonderful projects our design team created, we'd like to let you know about our sale featuring the new stamps!

All NEW stamps featured in the hop are on sale for $7 instead of $8.50 in rubber!

You can also get a great sale on our new digital stamps by purchasing our bundle for only $25!
Top Row: Baby New Year, Christmas Fairy Ellie, Gift Giving Avery, Snowman Fun
Second Row: Counting Sheep Avery, Garden Ellie
Third Row: Downhill Racer Avery, Downhill Racer Owen
Bottom Row: Watering Can Ellie, Winter Fairy Avery, Winter Mail Ellie, Ice Skating Ellie

And now for my project.. I created a  card using the new Gift Giving Avery stamp. 


Heather Huggins - The Paper Nest Dolls - Gift Giving Avery

Isn't she too cute!
I used some doilies I had previously cut out.
They where in the bag (a place I toss all unused cut outs)
The paper is from the Bo Bunny - Snow Day Collection.

Heather Huggins - The Paper Nest Dolls - Gift Giving Avery

Copic Markers Used:
Outline/Pom Pom: C0
Ground: W2, W1, W0
Skin: E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20, R30
Hair: E57, E43, E53
Hat/Scarf/Leggings/Under Shirt: B95, BG93, B93, B91, BG90
Dots/Heart/Bow/Package Top: R29, R27, R24, R22
Shirt/Boots: C3, C1, C00
Top Package/Bottom Package: G28, G24, G21
Middle Package: Y28, Y26

We also have some wonderful prizes being given away to those who comment on EVERY stop of BOTH days of the hop! Winners will be announced on Friday October 18th.

Simple Stories Christmas Collection Prize Pack

Graphic 45 Prize Pack

Doodlebug Designs Christmas Prize Pack

AND one lucky winner will receive one CLEAR Paper Nest Dolls stamp of their choice, manufactured and sold by Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking!


Your next stop in the hop is Karen's blog 

Thanks so much for hopping with us, be sure to hop through Day 1 if you haven't yet!


Friday, October 11, 2013

24 Day Challenge...

Anybody up for an Advocare 24 Day Challenge?
You get fabulous results.
This is me before I did it in June.
6-10-13
Yuck!

After..
7-11-13
I lost 13 pounds.
Awesome!

After the challenge I continued with the MNS Max3, Meal Replacement Shakes, Catalyst and OmegaPlex.
Oh and of course the Spark Energy Drinks.

10-10-13
Altogether I've lost 30 pounds so far.
30 more to go.

It's about time for me to do another 24 Day Challenge.
How about you?
Want to join me?






Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stamper Ellie...

 Hey everybody it time for another 

 This is  Stamper Ellie
Isn't she adorable with her bag of stamping supplies.
And is that a smoothie she's drinking?


I love the cute hair tie and her shirt.


I actually colored her up to begin with for the rubber stamp packaging
and
I can't remember which copic markers I used to color her.
Sorry I didn't make a post it note.
I was actually going to just throw her away,
but
since I colored her thought I would go ahead and make a card with her.
She turned out pretty good.

I'm also posting a new Copic Hair Color if you are following along with those.
Go take a look.

Thanks for stopping in today!
Have a wonderful day.



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fairy with Umbrella...

It's my turn to post a card over at
Today I am using the super cute
Isn't she adorable!

Heather Huggins - The Paper Nest Dolls - Fairy with Umbrella

I used some things I received in my DT package.
The 6x6 My Minds Eye - Sky's the Limit paper pad 
and some cute flowers.

Heather Huggins - The Paper Nest Dolls - Fairy with Umbrella

I added some Sharpie White Paint pen for the dots on her dress and cheeks,
Stickles: Star Dust to her wings and the flower center
and some Ranger Glossy Accents to the rain drops.


Outline: C0
Skin: E21, E00, E000
Cheeks: R20, R30
Hair: E57, E34, E53, E50
Dress: YR16, YR15, YR04, Y21
Wings: V000,V0000
Flower: V25, V22, V20
Flower Center: Y21
Stem: YG99
Grass: YG99, YG93
Rain Drops: BG01

I'm also posting a new Copic Hair Color if you are following along with those.
Go take a look.
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day!



 

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