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Archive for February, 2006

Sorry again about the short posts lately. I am just so short on time lately expecially with dh home but we are loving having him here.
Don’t mean to bore you with more shots of my kids but here are some shots from yesterday and a lo. I am thinking about recruiting some volunteers for photo shoots to get my portfolio going. Oh, and tell me what you think about the b/w pic of me and Blake. It wasn’t meant to be cropped but came out that way. I think it’s kinda cool that it focuses on ME 🙂

I really like to learn things about my friends. Things that are not everyday common knowledge type of things but random things. So I thought it would be cool to post a random thing about myself everyday on my blog, just because. If you like, leave me a comment with a random thing about yourself. I am sure it will make me smile 🙂

Random about me fact…
I am obsessed with the UFC, aka-Ultimate Fighting Championship. I can’t explain my obsession but I get so pumped up when I watch. It’s just so dang exciting, lol.

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TOOT!!!

Praise Jesus.
I didn’t want to post this in the Pub on 2peas because I am terrified that I will jinx my self but I guess it’s okay to share it here on my personal blog for my close friends, family and faithful readers.
CK wants me!!!! They called me this morning and want to use one of Blake’s pics for the cover of a special issue coming out in about May or so. It is very weird but I just can’t feel super excited until I actually see it in print. I have this horrible feeling that they are going to call me back and say, “We sorry but we found a pic we liked better then yours so we are going to have to pass”
I will have to wait to get it into my hot little hands before reality hits.
I just want to say that God truly knows the desires of our hearts.

How do you like my Out for Publication avatar?

I really like to learn things about my friends. Things that are not everyday common knowledge type of things but random things. So I thought it would be cool to post a random thing about myself everyday on my blog, just because. If you like, leave me a comment with a random thing about yourself. I am sure it will make me smile 🙂

Random about me fact…
I don’t like cinnamon, not the tast or the smell, yuk!

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Hollywood…

My entries will be short and sweet because dh is home for a few days and I have to enjoy him before he has to leave again. We drove into L.A. today to see the sites for our 2 new stores that will be opening soon (with God’s help of course). They are going to be awesome stores because these locations are killer. We went down Hollywood Blvd. which is always fun. They were having some sort of something going on in front of Virgin records. Shrek, Elmo, Star Wars, and others were all there. It is always wild! It really is sin central, even saw the devil himself. Took these pics. Enjoy!

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Houston…

This is totally not what I was going to blog about tonight. But then again I really didnt have anything specific I was going to blog about. So, Krista found some pretty cool pics of back home , Houston, and I thought I would steal them off the interent and share some of our memories. I cannot believe these pics were found. We even found a pic of the old house we used to live in. It is really strange looking through all the Houston pics that were on that site because I recognized all of them, and Houston is a very large city. It just brought alot of memories and emotion back. I think it is funny how one can know a city like the back of her hand. I lived there all my life, born and raised and when looking at the pics, I felt like I was looking at a part of ME! Very strange to be gone so long and then see it again. I have mixed emotions about going back to visit. I always said I could care less if I ever see Houston again, but how could anyone really say that about home, right?
Enjoy!

This is Houston, I lived right inside of that loop freeway.

I have posted before about my struggles and how difficult things were when I was a single mother. Only through Christ did I make it through. This is a pic that we found on the internet of our first house. It is the yellow house in the pic. The white building next door was an abandoned building that burnt down and across the street was an old car lot. This is the house where we lived for 5 years. It is practically in downtown Houston and wasnt the best of neighborhoods. It was a duplex, I lived on the right side and my neighbor was actually a person that was my neighbor when I was a child, his mom still lives next door to my mom. This was actually his grandmothers house and they rented it to me when she passed away. Boy, looking at this pic, I really can’t believe how far I have come. It reminds me of all the struggles, dreams, wild parties, so many memories good and bad. This is the house that my Mike rescued us from 🙂 AMEN!

This is the hospital where Krista was born, Jefferson Davis. It has since been shut down and was supposed to be torn down but I think it’s still standing. I remeber the day I went into labor and walking up the side ramp of those stairs. I was 18 years old, if I knew then what I know now, honey let me tell you, things would have been so different, lol, but God has a plan 🙂

We lived in the heart of the artist district. This is a pic of some structures that were near our house. The artist actually did a head sculpture of every U.S. president and they have been moved somewhere in VA. Funny, so were we.

Not sure which event this was but I love this shot. It truly shows the spirit of Houston and what downtown looks like when we all get out to party!

This is the Hollywood video that we used to go to.

This is a house in the art district. I actually have never seen it in real life. Too cool huh.

This is the Galleria mall during Christmas. It is such a beautiful mall, 3 levels and an ice rink right in the middle of it. Spend many many days there.

This is Foley’s on Main street downtown. The oldest original retail store in downtown. My grandmother used to shop there as a little girl.

I really like to learn things about my friends. Things that are not everyday common knowledge type of things but random things. So I thought it would be cool to post a random thing about myself everyday on my blog, just because. If you like, leave me a comment with a random thing about yourself. I am sure it will make me smile 🙂

Random about me fact…
Don’t judge me on this one but…I grew up in the barrio, yep folks, thats right, the hood. We had gang signs and all, lol

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Another Tag…

I am so enjoying reading all of yalls random facts about yourselves, they really do bring a big ole’ smile to my face.

So I was tagged by Wendy Reed…

What scrapbook lines/products, etc. do you dislike? Jolee’s Boutique products, The Slabs and pretty much any paper from Michaels

What is the hardest thing you have ever had to scrap? The lo I’m working on right now for my ME album, yall will see it soon.

What technique do you use more than anything else? I’ve always used a ton of ink, paint and distressing.

What is the smallest scrap of paper you save? I save almost everything

Have you ever had any scrapbook related injuries? No, thank God, never

Finish this sentence, “If I wasn’t a scrapbooker/stamper, I would spend my money on…clothing for the kids, like I used to before scrappin.

You just won a week long scrapbooking cruise for 5. Who is going with you? My sister, Tawnya (tawnyainvt), Sarah (Sarahak), Lisa (artsyfartsychic), Celia (CeliaKing)

When you received your first publication notification, who did you tell? And if you are not yet pubbed, who will be the first person you share the news with? My hubby first, then the whole Pub on 2peas.

After answering the questions, tag four of your buddies. SophiaC, Dawn, Deanna, Erin

I really like to learn things about my friends. Things that are not everyday common knowledge type of things but random things. So I thought it would be cool to post a random thing about myself everyday on my blog, just because. If you like, leave me a comment with a random thing about yourself. I am sure it will make me smile 🙂

Random about me fact…
This may be gross but, I like to eat the fat from a good piece of steak, such good flavor, lol

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Happy Valentines Day…

Thought this would be too cute for Valentines Day. My sweetie is out of town and this is our first Valentines Day apart 😦 These are elephant seals on the beach in Big Sur, CA. It was too awesome to be able to witness them laid out on the beach. Got some great shots but this is my favorite.

Did several more lo’s over the weekend. Posted this one on 2 peas. Used the Cherry Arte pp that my secret cupid sent me, painted the Bazzill myself, Swatch Book Impress Ons by Danelle Johnson are totally awesome (thats what I used for the word Power), I work with a lot of rub ons and these are by far my favorite. But then again I love all of her stuff. I think I must use at least one Art Warehouse item in most of the lo’s I do. Boy would I love to be on her DT!


Took a few shots over the weekend of Abbey. Not crazy about the way they came out, I’m probably being too critical.

Plus an extra special bonus to today’s post is this link to my friends Sarah’s gallery at Keeping Memories Alive, where you can see the lo she did of my sweet Abbey Rose. She totally rocks these clean, simple lo’s and I don’t know how she does it. I totally want some of that magic that she has.

I really like to learn things about my friends. Things that are not everyday common knowledge type of things but random things. So I thought it would be cool to post a random thing about myself everyday on my blog, just because. If you like, leave me a comment with a random thing about yourself. I am sure it will make me smile 🙂

Random about me fact…
I love the smell of baking bread, especially in a home. Makes thing so cozy. It reminds me of my greek friend Alena for some reason. My sister says that Alena’s mom baked fresh bread everyday. YUMMY

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Weekend Lo’s

Just a few lo’s and I updated my profile so you can know even more about little ole’ me lol :O)

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