from start to finish

 Ok sistahs, here goes… I am a little annoyed cuz I took notes (LOL) as goofy things occurred … actually Ryan kept on nudging me when something happened that had potential to be funny and he would just whisper “blog” to me… and OF COURSE.. where do you think that piece of paper is??? NOWHERE TO BE FOUND.. hmph.  so now I am going purely by memory so forgive me (not that you will know if anything is accurate or not..LOLOL).. here goes

So thursday night I packed all my goodies in yet another new rollie bag that I bought myself.. I actually ended up packing ALL my stuff in there and of course all the ‘extras’ went into Ryan’s bag.. I looked cute wheeling my bag while he SCHLEPPED his big yellow bag around.  EVERYONE stared at my bag.. honestly.. and whenever someone told me how nice my bag was, Ryan was sure to tell them that they made my day

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can you blame me??

OK I digress for a change….  So I hardly slept cuz I was SOOO excited to leave.. woke up at 5:00 and of course we had to leave extra early so my hubby would be happy.. he has to be at airport extra early, and I am the one they are calling on the loudspeaker and I am the one running like a lunatic to catch my flight..LOL.  I am sure this doesn’t surprise you.  Ok, so in the car, Ryan and I are discussing the flight.. I asked if we had good seats and he says “OMG YES! I got great seats.. I said to him “what row”? and he responds “32” so I say to him.. that sounds like it is far back, no? and he says “no there was something good about the seats, I can’t remember what but there was something so don’t worry.  K sistahs.. do you think I shoulda worried? OMG.. we get on the plane and are following the rows.. I am getting more and more aggravated.. as my forehead HITS THE BATHROOM BEHIND THE LAST ROW!! I look at Ryan and say “what could POSSIBLY be positive about these seats??? WHAT???” umm he had no answer but finally came up with “oh we can push our seats backwards without bothering anybody”.. this is what he comes up with?  I look out the window and see an ENGINE.. the noise is SOOO LOUD as we are flying and I just look at him while gritting my teeth and say, “good seats, huh”?  I think I asked him every 10 minutes..LOL. 

We land, HALF DEAF, and of course have to wait about 17 minutes to debark cuz WE ARE IN THE LAST ROW.. did I mention that???

We take a cab to the city and arrive at our hotel.. this guy in casual pants and a top opens the cab door, WHISKS our luggage out (2 pcs) puts it on this pushy thingy you know with the loop on top that bellhops take for you? wheels our 2 bags in, says welcome and has his hand extended for a tip.. Ryan starts rifling through his pocket and says to him “sorry, I only have high bills”.. he says “that’s ok , I have lots of change”..LOL.. so since that day we GRRRR’d everytime we saw this guy.  The hotel was quite impressive.. it had a dean and deluca in there, and a great comfy lobby.. very cool as it was like 897 degrees outside.. we checked in, went to our room and LITERALLY, the door hit the far wall.. a SHOEBOX was bigger than our room.. our bed was on the floor, the tv was smaller than my portable DVD player (LOL) and there was this MASSIVE piece of artwork over our bed that gave me a headache and the creeps everytime I looked at it.  Needless to say, we drop our bags and head out… (did I mention that they don’t air condition the hallways????? ).

We hail a cab and we are going to a toy store I had to go to  (my first two days were going from toy store to toy store).. I don’t remember the exact coordinates but I think we were going to 79th st (probably not but let’s just say for the story) and we were at 55 st (for example).. so I say to mr. cabbie “how long til we get there”.. meaning minutes, right?  and he says to me “you can count.. we are at 55th now and we are going to 79th).. CAN YOU BELIEVE HE SAID THAT TO ME?? so I quickly shut up, and ryan was thrilled that “i was told”…hmph.

We get to this cutesy little toy store and we start talking to the owner who was a doll and a great girl who worked for her (HI STEFANIE–she made sure that I spelled it with an ‘f’).. and she asked if we were seeing any shows and we said that we wanted to see Avenue Q.. she knew some people and we got great tickets!  After the toy store, we were walking around Times Square and this guy approached us selling comedy tickets.. of course we are so paranoid so we are asking this guy a million questions (he was actually adorable and sweet).. and our whole investment was $20.. so we got the tickets.  The whole day we are wondering if the place actually exists.. we went that night and HAD THE BEST TIME.. the comedians were absolutely HILARIOUS!! We are still remembering snippets and giggling…

So that was Friday.. did I mention it was HOOOOTTTT?? Honestly, between being out in the heat and going into stores that were freezing cold.. I was starting not to feel so good.  So we went back to our room.. the next day was shopping and walking some more and “sephora-ing”.. sorry Ry! and by the end of the evening I was so exhausted, dehydrated, tired, sore and complainy.. so we rested a bit and then went to the play.. honestly, I had NO PATIENCE for the play.. by the time intermission came I was ready to RUN back to my shoebox.  I told RYan that those puppets in the play were annoying me and that my head was SPINNING.. so we went back, I went on line and we watched our DVD/tv.  Sunday came and at this point I was already wanting to come home and blog and blab and work (crazy eh?).. I actually tried to post a blog entry but had NO IDEA what my username and password was to log in.. then I tried to post a comment on my blog just so you would know that I was there and I couldn’t cuz I had no username and password.

So we did some last minute shopping on Sunday and we were off to the airport.. We had a GREAT time as usual but it was nice to come home.. I was so happy to see my kidlets yesterday and put them to bed and coming into my office this morning with all my favorite things surrounding me…

 I am so happpy (deep happy sigh)

and I missed my sistahs so much.. soo soo much



**you’re all looking to see if I am posting something, huh??**



so my dear dear hubby, who is AMMMMAZING.. surprised me!! He is whisking me off (maybe a few more years of weight watchers, he may be really able to ‘whisk’ me).. to NEW YORK CITY!!  It is my favorite place on earth and since next week is our 10 year anniversary (CAN YOU BELIEVE????), he decided to surprise me.. is it DIAMONDS for ten year or TRAVEL?  Either way me be sooooooooo happy!!!  So I am leaving tomorrow morning.. early early and going till late sunday night… I mean how AMAZING IS HE?? soon carpool starts and programs and pre nursery and dinners and lunches and and and.. in other words.. I AM SO EXCITED!! but of course will miss my sistahs and shhhhhh am bringing my laptop with so I will still be ‘connected’ to you..

 MWAH MWAH MWAH to my sistahs who will miss me based on my COMMENTS from the last post :).. that made me soooo happy.. so many more than my original posts where I addressed all ‘5 of you’.

love ya tootsies.. or yellow cabbies, or hot dogs from the street or cologne from the street or purses etc.. you get the pic


you are SUCH a hoot!

ok, here is mr. wise ole owl.. Actually “HE” is a “SHE” I really think she is adorable.  I actually called her  “baboo’s owl” because my mother in law LOOOVES and collects owls and my kids call her baboo.. don’t ask…

This is the card I made last night.. I coloured in with Copics, tied a little brown ribbon on the corner.. used Capuccino baubles and hot lips baubles and use Basic Grey’s infuse paper (lovey it) “you’re such a hoot”.. I also have “you’re so wise” to go with mr. owl.  Apparently owls are really HOT in scrapbooking?  could this be true???


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ok sistah tappers

I think I am gonna tell you about my pinched nerve… most people just MENTION that they had a pinched nerve and move on but NOOOOOO can’t  I just let that one go? 

So I buy this STUNNING purse off of ebay.. I have to take a pic to show you.. it is AWESOME.. it is HUMUNGOUS, made by Betsey Johnson (not sure if you know who she is.. I wasn’t so familiar with her before this jaunt– I bought 2 of her purses and a cute carryon.. HAVE to show you).. I honestly feel like I am talking to all of my closest friends..LOL.  Ok, so this purse arrives, it is a type of messenget bag that you sling crosswise over your shoulder and across your body, right?  It is about 2 feet deep, has BRIGHT pink (2 shades) hearts all over it, with bling and a pair of lip smacking lime green lips on the bottom corner.. AWESOME.. best part of this purse is that it HIDES the butt.. depending on how you sling it.  WELL, obviously, I shoulda slung it a different way because it is BETSEY”S fault that this nerve in my neck went BAZONKA… we went to sleep the first night of our trip (which was phenomenal.. I actually had time to spend with my children and hub.. shhh.. anyone who received an email from me cannot tell hub as I SNUCK around with my little hand held computer).. Anyway… I digress for a moment of course… so I wake up the next morning and I CANNOT move my neck.. I knew that it was the purses fault but I could not admit it.. at one point, ryan is removing a light bulb in the kitchen of the condo and he kept on telling me some story and laughing.. and I was like.. why the hell is he laughing?  And i start laughing like a fool cuz he was laughing.. anyway I quickly learned that he was totally making fun of the way I was moving.. I was like a crab creeping sideways.. LOL  I could not for the life of me move my head… ARGH… my kids were petrified of me cuz I was moving at a turtles pace with a beautiful purse that was hurting the heck outta my neck but I was NOT going to give up…eventually after plenty of pain killers, my neck is back to normal and my purse has never been more beautiful..LOL!

Ok, back to bidniss…. I have posted most of my christmas stamps… check out my Christmas section.. we have AMAZING cutesy ornaments, a Christmatini, string o lights border (which is SO ADORABLE and matches the string o lights on my snowy house). I am in love with those string o lights and it can be used not only for christmas (not sure if that sentence was grammatically correct…LOL).  So check them out ASAP. Nicky is busy at work making beautiful samples to share and I am working on a great new feature on my website but cannot leak the details.. LOL

My bindah index dividers have been posted ( great to separate bellas from flowahs from borders etc.. and you can use a sharpie to write on the glossy pink tabs.. YUM) AND my new sentiment pockets… so cute!

 I also gave a hint to my ribbon..  This is the scoop.. You know me.. I am all about “the finer things”.. my husband “ADORES” that trait in me.. LOL (not).. anyway, I apply this motto to everything in my life.. I go for the gusto.. I guess it is in my spirit…LOL.  So between the swarovskis (only the sparkliest and the best), fine paper, the best coloring tools, I knew something was missing from all this.   SILK ribbon… lol!  I own every color grosgrain and stitched ribbon and the colors are all beautiful but I wanted something different.. something floppy and romantic and just so soft and delicate.. so YES, I decided to choose some special colors and GO FOR THE GUSTO.. I will have 7 colors to introduce in 2 widths… I can’t post it yet.. YA KNOW WHY??? come on… ask me.. Actually, let’s see some of the guesses… LOL…. let’s play a little.

K, I am falling asleep.. I think my neck ache has now given me an eye infection.  I AM A MESS


love love love love love

mwah mwah mwah mwah mwah

to all my sistahs, my friends.


I keep on hearing this really WEIRD sound

on my ceiling… sounds a bit like TAPPPPPINNNNNG???? could that be????? Sheesh a bella can’t recuperate around here..LOL!  So I stopped EVERYTHING I was doing to please the ‘tapping sistahs’ and here’s what I came up with

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DO YOU &*(%&$(*&%(*$&(&(%& LLLLOVEY this card?? this stamp?  This 100% silk hand dyed ribbon?? (hint hint).. did I say HAND DIED?  DID I SAY 100% luxurious silk?  hmmmm

This is another addition to my christmas collection.. I will try not to tease and load as many as I can.. Oh and maybe I will try to post about my weekend and my pinched nerve… remind me.

This is my ornamenty lamp and my sentiment to go with it… let me know what you think…

more to comeeeeee

 Mwah Mwah Mwah Mwah (one for each day I was gone)


sniff sniff

Im gonna miss my sistahs!! I am leaving in about one hour (wish me luck).. we are going to some sort of fun resorty place with the kids and our close friends and their kids.. should be fun, no?  I will be back on Monday afternoon.. back to work on tuesday morning. Physically that is.  Shhh don’t tell anyone but I am sneaking my laptop with me.. can’t be out of touch, ya know

Any sistah who has an outstanding order, don’t worry, it will be tackled on Tuesday and you will receive an immediate update as to it’s status…

Next week is gonna be a great week!

mwah mwah mwah to the sistahs who don’t have to put on a bathing suit (which I am not) this weekend and splash in a waterpark 🙂



I mean REALLY ready????

K I posted the surprise.. and this is just the first of many to come (next week when I am back.. probably tuesday)…

do you likey?  I am SO in love with this stamp you have no idea.. and wait til you see the rest!! I have seen many christmas trees but this?  with the gift? and the funky ornaments that look like CHERRIES?????  I love that they swing in every direction.. what about the polkadotty gifty???.. I actually coloured mine in already with my copics.. and sparkled her up.. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

Thanks alot

now, I am in love with a tree.





 Ok, I really need to know what you thinky