Jul 29, 2009

i kid you not...

the neighbors finally mowed their lawn- THIS MONDAY!!!

it was a jungle out there. Right now, if I could have one wish, it would be for a fence. Just on that side of the house. It was funny though because the kids were trying to slip-n-slide in it and seems completely oblivious to the fact that the grass was like 2+ feet high!

So since no one could have possibly guess that they would wait ONE MONTH to mow their lawn (hopefully this isn't just how it is) I will send each of you a nice envelope of some goodies. Please send me your address and I will be packing up your treats and getting them to the post office.
jessnole @ gmail.com

Living here is like a whole different world. The neighborhood is really wonderful and we are so happy. It's amazing what movingonly one block away can do to change your life. The other day we got to see an entire family wearing leather chaps and helmets adorned with mohawks and purple ponytails and we also have friendly neighbors who gave my daughter more baby clothes for her dolls than even a real baby needs, which were left over from their yard sale.
I almost forgot to mention that at said garage sale I found (for free!!!) a nice stack of vintage McCall's magazine, crochet and knit mags, and loads of handmade Christmas ideas from the 60's and 70's. I am so excited to see what I can create and amp up to share this coming holiday season. Finding these has made me want to start creating Christmas gifts already!

in other news, i am comletely excited about the announcement I received in my email this morning from SIStv!!!

One last thing to cheer you up! We are planning a fantastic online event for all of those people who wanted to attend Scrap In Style LIVE but couldn't. We are going to come as close as possible to replicating our live event on the website, and you WILL NOT want to miss it, TRUST. ME. Just ask anyone who attended this year's event. (Dates and more details will be coming in next week's newsletter.)

I have one word for this... AWESOME!!!

This summer is flying right by. This is the last week of tennis camp. we still haven't gone to the beach. gasp! Been thinking about where to go back to school shopping. (I haven't even bought a pencil yet) and preparing for the hubby to go on a work trip to Trinidad. We just moved and just got ourselves settled for the most part. Still have to have a yard sale. Charging the batteries to take some pics so that i can finally upload some of my projects. And seriously been thinking about my diet. Need i say- way too much lemonade mix and hot dog consumption around here! Working on a quilt, made my very first baby doll outfit and even did some embroidery. Realizing that life is good even when things aren't going perfectly (when does that happen anyways?) and looking for work outside of home. Opportunites to do some home decor jobs are knocking and really feeling the turn of 30 (years) and all of these life lessons I have learned and will continue to learn are looking much clearer than ever.

have a beautiful day!

Jul 10, 2009

where does this fit in with my life?

so moving... and all that it entails

after 7 years of living in the same location
we have accumulated an insane amount of
(shall we call them) sentimental items.

these items range from things i someday intend
to include in a scrapping project, to items my husband
has forgotten what they go to but might one day
remember and need. such items would be tucked away
into places such as the breadbox or in a bowl that belongs to no set,
sometimes even in places like my underwear drawer
or even placed on a windowsill...
all with good intentions of finding these items a home.

so here i am in our new place with items with no home.
it is driving me absolutely crazy. there are numerous drill bits
and screwdrivers in just about every room of this place.
these items do not fit into my life in an kind of way
except that i know that they need a home and they are in my way.
but they do not belong to me so i cannot just throw them out.

it's unbelievable how much a single person an accumulate.
it's also amazing when i think of how much we have already eliminated
and still i feel like we brought too much with us.

how overwhelming it is when i think of the fact
that i still have to figure out where the out of season clothes
and decorations that i want to hold on to will go.
so far everything has been sent off to the basement.

little by little the pile is growing.
someday this summer i will have a yard sale.
i just have to breath and stay sane until the time comes.

Jul 9, 2009

who's up for a guessing game!!!

with moving and summer taking so much of my time

i have not had any time to update or have fun

with my blog in such a long time!

so here is a little number i just came up with while sitting out on the deck,

enjoying the beautiful view.
(looking south, not west) teehee!

When will my new neighbors mow their lawn?

whoever guesses correctly will receive scrappy happymail!!

winner will be announced as soon as they mow their lawn, of course :)

a hint, just for fun...
this could happen any day now.
i have been here for 2 weeks and it's pretty tall already.

another little hint- someone put up a volleyball net this afternoon, so i
am almost sensing good intentions. teehee!

i will take a pic as soon as a find some batteries!

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