Tuesday, July 19, 2011

#4 Organize my Scrapbook Stuff


Yes, my scrapbook stuff was in Chaos! I typically can't handle that big of a mess - but it's in the office and I don't ever go in there as often now and I didn't know what I was going to do with all of the stuff. When I changed jobs in May, I ended up having a giant 4 drawer filing cabinet that was sitting empty! I couldn't let it go to waste now could I?

I spent about three hours going through all of my scrapbook stuff and putting them in organized fashion - into my filing cabinet. I wish the drawers were deeper because my 12x12 paper doesn't stand up, and has to lay down instead. Which might be good since it takes up the ENTIRE top drawer (and that's after I put into recycling 2 entire kitchen size garbage bags full of paper)! The second drawer is all card stuff and scissors. The third drawer is full of embellishments - think ribbon, flowers, stickers, die cuts, stamps, brads, charms, etc. The bottom drawer has my cricuit and cartridges as well as my glue dots and stuff.

As I was organizing and cleaning it Travis asked me, "In all seriousness honey, are you really going to use all of that stuff? Do you really think you'll get into scrapbooking like you used to?" I told him I want to - we will just see! :) Yay for scrapbook stuff!

Rock Band Party

Brett Michaels and Lindsay Lohan (Taylor and Natalie Wright)
Rocker Man and Woman (Daniel and Marissa Fischer)
Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber (Bethany and Greg Lawrence)
Freddie Mercury and Amy Winehouse (Travis and Myself)
We had a Rock Band Party on June 11th and invited people that Bethany and I used to work with. It was kind of our idea of a "goodbye" party since we both left our jobs within weeks of each other! We had a few others show up for dinner, but left before the real party started. The music didn't start until probably 9:30 because we had to wait until it got dark out. We had a great time though! We set up the Rock Band stuff in the back yard, and after dinner and dessert - we played until midnight. It was a BLAST! We are so glad that some of our friends could come! I'm thinking we should have another Rock Band Party...

Monday, July 18, 2011

#2 Read 30 Best Sellers

This one was SUPER hard! I read a bunch of books that didn't count - and struggled through some that did! All in all - I think I learned a lesson... Only read books you want to read. If it's not that interesting - get rid of it! So, here they are... my list of 30 best sellers!

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Stieg Larsson
2. The Girl who Played with Fire: Stieg Larsson
3. Little Bee : Chris Cleave
4. Best Friends Forever: Jennifer Wieners
5. The Tipping Point: Malcolm Gladwell
6. Blink: Malcolm Gladwell
7. The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest: Stieg Larsson
8. The Hungar Games: Suzanne Collins
9. Catching Fire: Suzanne Collins
10. Mocking Jay: Suzanne Collins
11. I Am Four: Pittacus Lore
12. Maze Runner: James Dashner
13. The Postmistress: Sarah Blake
14. The 5 Love Languages: Gary Chapman
15. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet: James Ford
16. One Day: David Nicholls
17. Catch Me If You Can: Frank W. Abagnale
18. Are you There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea: Chelsea Handler
19. My Horizontal Life: Chelsea Handler
20. Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang: Chelsea Handler
21. The Help: Kathryn Stockett
22. The Book Thief: Markus Zusak
23. Bridget Jones Diary: Helen Fielding
24. Something Borrowed: Emily Giffin
25. Something Blue: Emily Giffin
26. Same Kind of Different As Me: Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent
27. Unbroken: Laura Hillenbrand
28. Diary of a Mad Fat Girl: Stephanie McAfee
29. Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me: Chelsea Handler
30. Water For Elephants: Sara Gruen

#1 Plant Flowers in my Front Flower Bed


On June 4th Travis and I planted flowers in the front flower bed. A week later, they all died - some nonsense about needing water?! Apparently our sprinklers were broken - and we had no idea! So sad... Some of them are trying to come back - but I doubt it will happen. They were very pretty for the few days we had them! The plan is, to tear out those ugly bushes too, and put something else there. We will see how that works out though! We are still working on the back yard! Whew!