February 28, 2012

Better late than Never!

I have no idea what happened to my blog swap post I wrote it last night and schedule it to be up by 2pm today! It disappeared! Here I go again!

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I have now participated in my very first blog swap! I do believe it was a success! I had sooo much fun picking out gifts for Jessica at Mommy's Sippy Cup.
I must say I LOVED my gifts! Jessica gave me a beautiful blue scarf that I  wore to work today! I also receive a Real Simple magazine which I love because I never buy mags for myself.  She also gave me some yummy chocolate covered pretzels!  The  pretzels disappeared VERY quickly. I MAY have eaten them for a super healthy breakfast….
I think my favorite gift is the wooden painted sign Jessica got me. I hung it up the second it was out of the box!


I’m also linking this up with

Thanks Jessica! I love my gifts! Smile

February 27, 2012


My friend Sarah Kate over at Nothing But Blue Skiesdid a post last week and my friend, Janette at The Johanson Journey   did it this week that I thought would be lots of fun!  Oh, Jessica at A Bunch of My Nonsense did it too!

Rules are quite easy....You pick a band, and then answer the following questions using only the titles of that bands' songs, not their lyrics. My band of choice is

Pick Your Artist:

Jimi Hendrix

Are you male or female:

Foxey Lady

Describe yourself:

Bleeding Heart

How do you feel about yourself:

Voodoo Child

Describe where you currently live:
Go Go Place

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:

Red House

Your best friend is:

Wild Thing

Your favorite color is:

Purple Haze

Describe your current love situation:
 Bold As Love

What’s the weather:
 The Wind Cries Mary

If your life was a television show what would it be called:

Who Knows

What is life to you:
Message To Love

What is the best advice you have to give:
Play That Riff

If you could change your name what would you change it to:

Dolly Dagger

Your favorite food is:
 Soul Food (that's What I Like)

Your favorite time of the day is:

You know that:

Here He Comes (Lover Man)

That was a lot of fun! I sort of want to do it again... with a different artist..

February 20, 2012

Make My Monday!

I have made a new bloggy friend and she's having a linky party today!! It's Called Make My Monday.  How come everytime I type that I hear it Dirty Harry style.. "Go ahead punk, Make My Monday".. hehehe

Mommy’s Sippy Cup

This Monday's Topic is: getting to know you,with the question being..name one word that describes you.....

What is one word to describe you? Nerdy. I'm a big nerdy bookworm.

one word to describe your life? happy. I have a bunch of crappy stuff going on my life but I am happy. I have love, a healthy son and a home.

one word to describe your love? Strong. The love I have for my man and my child are incredible and intense.

one word to describe your body? zaftig (It's yiddish for juicy) I'm a a chubby girl.

one word to describe your cooking? Yumm. I may not be the best cook but I am not the worse. ;)

one word to describe your career? Teacher. I mold young minds Monday thru Friday. At a preschool

one word to describe your hobby? Crafty. I love crafting and diy projects but I pick pretty random ones.

one word to describe your style? Mess. I am a hot mess. I need help here!

one word to describe your blog?
 Random... I am all over the blogging map.

one word to describe your home?  Umm... Is umm a word? Yea. let's go with it..

This is super tough!!
Everything about my life is pretty random but I love it. Don't get me wrong things could always be better but they aren't that bad.

I'm just me doing the best I know how.

February 16, 2012

Well, that's pinteresting...

I am flat out addicted to pinterest. If you're not following me you should! I give great pins.
Here's what I've been pinning lately...

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love this!
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must have/do/make
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I love me some RG!Pinned Image

February 1, 2012

Pick Your Plum!!!

I am so excited to be teaming up with Johanson Journey and Ashley along with other fab bloggers and Pick Your Plum!  You can find PYP on pinterestfacebook & their website. ( Pick Your Plum is AWESOME)

Manic Mother

Janette @ The Johanson Journey is a very crafty lady. I know her in real life and she is awesome.(yes, I am name dropping, thank you very much). This is co-hosted by Ashley @ Cherished Bliss.  I don't know her in real life but her blog is great!
I almost never agree to things blindly but when Janette asked if I wanted to be a part of this I was all like "Yo! Sign me up! I am so down.." or something like that! :)

Janette walked up to me with a Hello Kitty bag that contained my Pick Your Plum package.
I was nervous and excited. What is it?! * prayed of God don't let it be something that needs sewing skills.*

I waited until she was gone to open it. I didn't want her to see the look of panic! I'm not THAT creative of a person. I just get lucky and sometimes I make something very pretty.

*Cue Jaws Theme song or other scary music*

Love the Zebra duct tape.

 And this is where I freaked and stared at it for 10 minutes. No lie!
OK so what's a girlie to do with blank wood? Paint it!
I started out by painting the wood white in a an attempt to "prime" it and because I planned on "aging" it so I wanted some white to show through.

I have a crappy camera but this pink is VERY pink!

I used black paint on the stencil.  Then I had to paint the smaller pieces of wood along with some extras I found.

I HAD to add some blingy little hearts.

 I made the larger rectangle it's own separate item. I LOVE how it turned out.

So what happened to the smaller rectangles?! Well, after I painted them, glued them together added some ribbon.. and presto!
 I am SO SORRY but I can not get this picture to turn the right way!

I am sooo happy with how this project came out. The Pick Your Plum challenge was fun and the items were great quality!

I'm off to see what everyone else made and you should be too!

FYI: You can participate, too!

Starting TOMORROW (Feb 1st) you can link up any craft that you’ve made using a Pick Your Plum product!!!! 1st Party runs from February 1st-February 29th!

And there will be a giveaway from no other than Pick Your Plum!!!! I would love to win!If you enter as well, you are entering to win a PYP Mystery Box full of amazing products!!
The winner will be announced on March 7th as the next party begins.
Thanks for stopping by!