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SURPRISE SISTAHS!!!!  This free shipping is for ALL ORDERS OVER $45 and is applicable to shipments all over the world! so take full advantage!

The bella cruisin’ sistahs knew about this but they kept the secret!  I wanted to launch all the new stamps plus an extra NEW AMAZING LINE and help everybody out :).. I wanted those who MISSED da CRUISE to at least have the option of ordering without paying shipping!!

Two new bellas are already up

butterflyabella and content-to-be-a-bella

Just rite stampers are Up in the WHAT”s NEW section!

new GLUE max glider is up! in What’s new section

Please stay tuned to this post throughout the week as I will be adding stuff!  Hopefully will complete adding by tomorrow 🙂

Happy free shipping shopping SISTAHS!

ETA:  Chichiboulie has OUTDONE herself!!! we have now introduced her BITTYBLOOMS they are the teeniest tiniest cutes little ones.. each of a floral them.. ARGHHHH.. I am in love… in love with a bloom… a BITTY BLOOM

ANYBODY WANNA SEE A LITTLE SAMPLING OF WHAT”S TO COME at www.SCRAPPINGBELLA.com?

Here’s a little sample using out jot it down stamp and our new Jessica Rose clipboard stamp and the amazing BEE WHOOOO YOU ARE stamp.  Dianne Glass, our inhouse teacher extraordinaire just “threw” these together! and will be teaching these in da BELLA BOOOOOTIQUE!

seeee the clipboard??? hmmmm? I LOVEY this stamp!!

seeee the clipboard??? hmmmm? I LOVEY this stamp!!

see the JOT IT DOWN and the owlypoo?  LOOVE them

see the JOT IT DOWN and the owlypoo? LOOVE them

and again my JOT IT DOWN.. LOVE IT!

and again my JOT IT DOWN.. LOVE IT!

enjoy the eye candy sistahs!

Here are some samples from DA NICKABELLA!  Love these cuties and they are perfect for tags, 3*3 cards and any regular card.. I LOVEY THEM!!

how cute is this??

how cute is this??

You can find the cuddlewee fairy hugging turtle here

Awesome card using Nicky's FAUX TEARING technique.. it makes you actually touch it to feel the torn paper!

Awesome card using Nicky's FAUX TEARING technique.. it makes you actually touch it to feel the torn paper!

You can find the cuddlewee fairies trimming the tree here

SOO cute and magical!  I LOOOVE mushrooms :)

SOO cute and magical! I LOOOVE mushrooms 🙂

look at the little itty bitty teeny tiny weeny winy cuddlewee baby with da BUNNY.. can’t you just SNUGGLE her? (ahem, or him)

SOOO YUMMALISH

SOOO YUMMALISH

enjoy!!!

Mwah!

Em

An experience of a lifetime.

Sistahs,

I am back home from da CRUISE and am staring at my monitor trying to find my “muse”.  I mean, there is SOOO much to write and show and tell and describe.. where would I even begin?

I think I am gonna start with a recap of events and then show a little pictorial.  Unfortunately, I didn’t carry my camera at all times and I feel like i missed out on a lot of good shots :(.. if you don’t see your picture in my collection, please don’t be offended because each and every sistah who attended this event will be in my heart FOREVER… I am so emotional and was SOOO emotional throughout the cruise.. I revelled (sp?) in the closeness I felt throughout, the spirit that was CONTAGIOUS and the kindness of everyone… I give a BIG MWAH to everyone who attended this cruise and supported Gina Nichole and I and I want to thank NICKY for outdoing herself in class.. Nickabella is a SUPERSTAR and I love her very much 🙂 thank you Nicky for all your hard workand patience :). I also wanted to thank our SUPERSTAR hubbies for helping us so much.. without them, I don’t think we would have made it (ok, well maybe but don’t tell them)

Ok.. so I blogged about Gina’s conference room/bedroom where we worked like crazy stuffing, unstuffing piling, lugging etc.. we really got to know each other so well those three days and really bonded.. David (Nichole’s hubs) I think felt a littttle outnumbered, however but he always had a smile on his face!  Ryan and Joe (Nicky’s hub) and Tom (Gina’s hubs) and Gina’s kids Alicia and Rina arrived on Saturday and packed up the UHAUL…

that UHAUL was PACKED and ready to go.. Ryan jumped in the UHAUL and Joe was "supervising" lol

that UHAUL was PACKED and ready to go.. Ryan jumped in the UHAUL and Joe was "supervising" lol

Here are Nichole and Her kids Owen holding his toys from the Space Center and Hanna and her gorgeous smile! Ethan I think was hiding somewhere :)

Here are Nichole and Her kids Owen holding his toys from the Space Center and Hanna and her gorgeous smile! Ethan I think was hiding somewhere 🙂 Every once in a while I would hear a little whisper saying "hi Miss Emily"! Nothing like southern charm.. Me?? Miss Emily??? that's the nicest thing I have ever been called 🙂

when feeling stressed, I would go visit my new "friend" in the lobby.. LOL

when I was stressed out, I would go and visit my new "friend" in the lobby..LOL Top picture. Bottoms picture is sexy LITTLE G (gina) and Alicia and Rina..

Do you see those little chicklets about?  Alicia and Rina K… They are the most BEEYOTIFUL, LOVABLE, FUNKYABLE and DEELLLISH kids I have ever met in my life.. I love them SOOOO very much 🙂

So once we hit the ship and tipped the guys that load the ship very heftily, we were promised that our boxes would be placed carefully and QUICKLY into the conference rooms on the ship… about 6 hours later, we peered outside of our balcony and saw our boxes UNTOUCHED and still placed where they were that morning.. I felt like asking for my tip back but figured Gina and Nichole would kill me ..LOL

So our first night was a BLAST! We got to meet everyone and present them with their goodie bags.. which were OUTSTANDING if I do say so myself 🙂 and there was  mingling and meeting and greeting… we presented them with the fateful ball chain necklace that they would have to fill with beads by the end of the week… no how did they earn the beads you ask?  YOU DON”T WANNA KNOW!!  There was trading, there was begging, there was screaming (whomever screamed the loudest got a bead..LOL) and there was trivia questions needing to be answered.. oh.. and then there was flirting with ryan.. LOL.. whomever flirted with him would get beads.. well we had a MAJOR participant who we all came to love and adore.. We all called her “Ryan’s Girlfriend”

here she is alllllll the way to the right.. we wanted to constantly hug her she was so cute!!

meet Ryans girlfriend :)

meet Ryans girlfriend 🙂

before I move too quickly, I must talk about our EXCURSION.. the second we arrived on the ship Ryan had to book excursions.  Well I told him I would join him Dune Buggying in Ocho Rios (Jamaica).. Sistahs, I just wanted to make him happy.. the thought of dune buggying made me NUTS..LOL.. take a looky at one HAPPY SISTAH

cute and shiny before we went DRIVING

cute and shiny before we went DRIVING

This bella felt like a BIG LOSAH on that dunebuggy..LOL

This bella felt like a BIG LOSAH on that dunebuggy..LOL

notice the MUD

notice the MUD

check out my RIGHT arm... needless to say I got a pretty necklace after this trip :) lol

check out my RIGHT arm... needless to say I got a pretty necklace after this trip 🙂 lol. I actually had to walk into the ship looking like this

ryan got to clean himself up.. I was too chicken.. is this not the MOST liberating picture ever?  This is all you need to do to make your hubby happy.. GO DUNEBUGGYING

ryan got to clean himself up.. I was too chicken.. is this not the MOST liberating picture ever? This is all you need to do to make your hubby happy.. GO DUNEBUGGYING

I still have memories of the GLOBS of mud hitting my arm and my legs and my mouth and my hands.. and I mean GLOBS.. every time another GLOB would hit me, Ryan would kill himself laughing and drive right into another puddle… Needless to say, ryan booked me for a jungle ATV ride in Cozumel, I sent Joe (Nicky’s husband).. LOL

Classes went without a hitch.. we all had so much fun with eachother

Does it not look like everyone was having a BLAST?????

Dinners were fun too.. I decided that tonight I would wait in my kitchen at 6:00 pm and see if Maurice (our waiter in the dining room) shows up. I am thinking “not so much”..LOL

here are a coupla groups who sat near me at suppppah time

Here are the calgary sistahs... LOOOOVED you guys and had the best time!!!! and Rhonda, enjoy your QUICKUTZ REVOLUTION! LOLOL

Here are the calgary sistahs... LOOOOVED you guys and had the best time!!!! and Rhonda, enjoy your QUICKUTZ REVOLUTION! LOLOL

our Toronto Contigency.. Stephanie, Gilles, Irene and Michelle. Thank you for your support guys!!

our Toronto Contigency.. Stephanie, Gilles, Irene and Michelle. Thank you for your support guys!!.

Formal night.. bought a stretchy dress on the streets of grand Cayman.. NOTE TO SELF.. Try to wear pants instead 🙂

All in all a great time was had by all.. I will probably add more anecdotes as the week progresses. I am SURE i forgot lots of stuff but will post as soon as I remembah!

and guess what?????/ TOMOOOORRRRROOOWWWWW is a BIG day.. A BIG SURPRISE… A HUGE surprise cuz I missed you all so much!

Mwah to da sistahs who dunebuggy and wear dresses but NOT at the same time

Em

600 kajillion million dollars a minute

but I love and miss my sistahs!!  You are sooo worth it! LOL

Just wanted to stay in contact and say that we are having a BLAST!  The cruise is a huge success and people are having the greatest time evah!!! Can you believe it???

Remind me that I am on a diet on MONDAY.. k?

Remind me of all the stories I MUST relay… k?

Remind me that I have to write you as soon as I get home… k?

Mwah to da sistahs who are here with me in SPIRIT!

Em

A cruisin we will go.. A cruisin we will go.. Hi Ho the derrriooooo

a cruisin we will go!

HELLLOO my sistahs!  Well.. we survived the tough part.. OMG did we work.. you have NO IDEA… Nicky and I arrived here on Thursday evening and met with Gina K who is the HOSTESS with the MOSTESS.. a wonderful welcome and a lovely dinnah was had and then… THEN… THENNNNNNNNN.. we arrived in the room… THE CONFERENCE ROOM….GIna’s room…  THE TORNADO room.. I think there were approximate 5 KAJILLION boxes, stamps, bags, stamps… goodies… OMG did I say stamps?  nevah released stamps??  INCLUDING 3 BEEEYOOOOTIFUL bellas which will be released upon our return?  Nichole the OTHAH HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS met us and our work began.. stuffing boxes, bags tools, goodies, tissue etc.. Nicky and I TOTALLY bonded with da sistahs and for the last 3 days learned SOOO much about eachother.. maybe a little too much? LOL.   I won’t bore you with the gory details but what I can share is a lovely picture Gina took of us in the midst of our bella bakery boxes (pink of course).. Nicky and I STRATEGICALLY planned to take a picture from the neck up hiding behind the boxes… boy were we smart.. checkout the closeup of us!

we thought we were SOOOO Smart hiding our HOT BODS behind the bella pink bakery goody boxes

we thought we were SOOOO Smart hiding our HOT BODS behind the bella pink bakery goody boxes

ok so ASIDE from not wearing makeup, I thought we were PRETTY HOT hiding behind those boxes.. LOL (not so much) but at least very CLEVAH to just take a neck up picture.. just weren’t in the mood soooo tired you have no idea.. anyway, I get an email from shannan telling me how CUTE nickabella and I looked in the picture on GINA”S BLOG…  so i stop packing, STUFFING and SQUEEZING to take a lookie and LO AND BEHOLD I see THIS

YUP… we were STANDING IN FRONT OF A FULL LENGTH MIRROR SO THE PICTURE  reflected our *ahem* BACKSIDES !! WE were ROLLING ON THE FLOOR laughing.. now normally, a picture like this would be BURNED but I just thought it was HILARIOUS how calculated we were in the placement of the picture and BAM.. we were caught… LOLOL.. OK just had to share…

So we have completed our work.. the UHAUL is packed…. we are all STILL FRIENDS (LOL) and we are off on the cruise tomorrow!  if you love us you will wish us looots of luck!!  we will have a great time and share all deets when we get back!  Nicky will be teaching an after cruise bonanza.. please call the store to get info and sign up as we are almose sold out…. Dianne is teaching lots of PHENOM scrapbooking classes while we are gone so come in and play and take the classes!

I will try my BESTEST to communicate whilst (LOL.. love that word) on the cruise but it may cost $5 million per second.. then I cant make any mo’ stamps… so if I don’t write, please stay tooooned cuz I will be posting lots when we get back

Mwah to da sistahs who try to hide their backsides in pictures where sometimes it WORKS.. and sometimes, NOT SO MUCH

Love you

Em

today is da day to introduce VOL.25 by Jessica Rose- BLOG CANDY IN ORDER

Sistahs,

Today is the day that I have been sooo excited about… For many reasons.. First of all, my creative juices have been FLOWING and I have had a resurgence or a new spark in me.. can’t really explain.. On one of my many late nights surfing, researching, scoping, I stumbled upon VOL. 25..aka. Jessica Rose.. and it was love at first sight.  Jessica is an amazing talented phenom SISTAH!  We have a wonderful rapport and her ideas on her own are BRILLIANT.. !  We also work together and understand each other so well that when I open one of her pieces, i SQUEAL with delight.. we also made a little deal that since we are 3 hours apart she usually sends me an image so that  when I wake up in the morning I get a little treat :).. and boy is it a treat!  You can find all of Jessica’s goodies at www.vol25.com.. her work is printed on a wonderful canvas and I have to tell you I ordered TONS for my house… and a few originals.. shhh…. You can also read about Jessica’s daily adventures here.  There is another secret here… yes, something that has been in development for some time and is being worked on as we speak.. it is an exciting thing.. a wonderful thing… its a scrapping thing… yes, you guessed it.. Stamping Bella is opening another shop called SCRAPPING bella… scrapping bella has a target date of opening on Dec. 1st.. so wish us luck!  Jessica will be furnishing a lot of the stamps for scrapbooking and I think it will be a wonderful addition!  YOU THINKY?  YOU LIKEY THE IDEA?  I am going to add one teaser for what is to come in terms of scrapbooking… ok maybe 2.. s’aright?

Edited to Add:  I have started dabbling in scrapbooking and I have noticed a lack of journaling blocks.. funky ones.. shapely ones.. cutesy ones.. larger stamps to fit on scrapbook pages.. I had an interesting conversation with CARMEN  my lovely sistah in the Netherlands.. and she told me that she calls scrapbooking a “LIFESTYLE”.. when I heard that, something clicked.. I can’t explain it.. and then I did a little research and realized that not only was there a lack of journaling blocks but a lack of items to put on your scrapbook pages to create a type of legacy..  a message from me to you.. a message regarding the “feelings” one has in the picture.. I want my kids to open up my scrapbook and say.. OMG that is SOOO mom.. or was she really feeling or thinking that?  More emotional so to speak..TO me, a picture is worth a thousand words but the actual word is worth MORE.. does that make sense? i hopey it does! (lol on the hopey)

Here is a little bit about Jessica by Jessica

First off my name is Jessica. I am the voice behind vol.25.I find expressing myself through each piece of art rewarding, and stress relieving.

I enjoy cooking. Although I admit to not being THE greatest cook.

You may find me curled up on the couch, enjoying a huge bowl of Tillamook Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream. mMmM

I am also mommy to two sweet as sugar little girls, 4 and 3 mos. I’m also a wife to an amazingly sweet husband of 5 years.

I worked at a chevrolet dealership for 3 years and am proud to recognize the year and make of most vehicles.

I believe that sleeping in, should be considered somewhat of a sport. It does take training to master, especially when a baby is introduced into your “scheduled” life.

I enjoy capturing life’s (the mundane, and not so mundane) moments with my 10mp sony a-100.

We own a house built in 1892. While I absolutely adore the age of our home, with all its character, I would love to one day build our own home.

I am now aunt to three adorable little girls. One right here in Prosser with us, another in Oklahoma, and another in California. Both are too many miles away from me, and I do not get to see them near enough.

Someday I would like to own a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback, or a Mach1.

My hopes is that at least one person will connect with each piece of art I create.

OH! One more little tidbit of information: Many people ask what the story is behind the name vol25. In January of 2008 when I opened the doors to my little shop (via etsy.com) I was 25 years old, and vol25 was like opening a new volume in my life, which in turn has created several new chapters for me

 

 

 

 

 

So this is it in a nutshell.

Wanted to say goodbye to da sistahs as we are leaving on the cruise tomorrow!  Will blog from there I hope 🙂

An we will take a selection of Jessica’s stamps and give them as blog candy.. valued at LOTS.. ok?  so POST A COMMENT! Let us know what you think! we cannot wait!  Winner will collect when we are back 🙂

Images will start going up now!

Mwah to da sistahs who love jessica

 

you can find the stamps here! http://www.stampingbella.com/index.php?cPath=98

 

Em

tomorrow is the day. YUP. it is.

Sistahs,

Aside from packing, making photocopies, figuring out last minute things before the cruise (OHBOY).. I have a new artist that I CANNOT WAIT to show you… she is AWESOME.. she is AMAZING.. I mean I do sound like a broken record but she seems to fill a niche in our collection.  I LOOOOVE her.. not only is she a phenom artist, she is a wonderful person. And I will be PROUD to feature some of the images that we have been working on..  I am SURE you will LOVEY 🙂

There is also another surprise i hinted to a little while back.. something that has been in the works for a while so I may just announce that tomorrow too 🙂  as a bon voyage type of thingie…

so stay toooooned. 

tomorrow is the day.  Yup.  It SURE IS.

mwah to da sistahs who want it to be tomorrow

Em

yep, most of you guessed it

AND EVEN OWN HER PRODUCTS!!! Introducing the FANTASTIC and WONDERFUL and PHENOMENAL Tanya Gleadall.. artiste extraordinaire for High on Craft on ETSY (my absolutely favorite website)… You can see all of Tanya’s art on her website www.highoncraft.etsy.com .  What better gift that to give a Cuddlewee and a matching coloured card????? I dunno! is there anything better?  sets are awesome and I am about to place my order for some Cuddlewees myself.  So here goes!  I find that retro is VERY IN… you will notice this in my next release next week!  FANTASY is also in.. magic and alice in wonderland and mushrooms.. oh my!  gives me the warm and fuzzies… and now while I seem like a broken record all the time, I have to say how important my artists are to me.. They are my hands.. my bouncing board.. people who actually LISTEN to my crazy ideas and who create their own crazy ideas to fit mine.. so THANK YOU for bearing with me, my artists, and sticking by me 🙂

so here are the new goodieZ

gerbera in vase— look at the clever vase in the water.. it is MAGNIFIED.. is that brilliant?? I happen to think so.. and I have included an inside out stamp with it (inside outs are amazing! They include 2 stamps.. one being the focal point and the other being the accent for the interior of the card or to decorate the envelope. They could also be used for tags and 3* 3 cards!! LOVE them!)

 you can  see all the new goodies HERE

 

Thank you Tanya for adding to our AMAZING line… We all thank you! and now, sit down and keep drawing! lol :p

Enjoy them and let us know what you thinky!  We promise that after the cruise we will be making LOTS of samples!

Em

sneaky tweaky peeky hinty winty

Ok sistahs.. HAVE BEEN VEEERYYY BIZZY!!! I have 2 artists to introduce to you.. PHENOM.. AMAZING.. LOVELY!

I will be featuring one on Friday.. not giving you her name.. n’uh uh… NO WAY.. LOL YOU CAN”T MAKE ME LALALALALALALA (hands on ears)..but what I can give away is her bio… see how much like us she is.. and she is CANADIAN like me and like SHelagh!!  SOOOOOO here is her bio.. learn a little bit about her 🙂  you will get to know her VERY well.  Her artwork is whimiscal and beeeeyoootiful.. funky yet elegant.. LOVE THE ART AND LOVEY HER!

So give her a pseudo welcome even though you don’t KNOW her yet… prove to her how warm and fuzzy da sistahs are by leaving a comment.  There may be a little hint in her bio where you can actually FIND her.. hmmm.. we shall see!

here’s her bio :

I am a thirty-something wife and stay-at-home-mom who has always loved anything creative.  After my daughter was born I become a scrap-booking consultant but found that the business side of things interfered too much with the creative side of things and realized that that just wasn’t for me.  I needed to create.  All the time.  My best friend hounded me to open my own etsy shop after I developed a passion for sewing a year and a half ago.  I hesitated for a long time before giving in and now I can’t believe I waited so long!  I started out making and selling baby rag quilts but let my creative energies guide me which is how I came up with my Cuddlewee™ baby and fairies.  I love to draw and paint and sew.  The idea of taking a blank piece of anything – paper, fabric, wood – and turning it into something that wasn’t there before amazes me.  Still.

I’m an introvert who loves sushi, chocolate, cats (we have 2), silence, holidays, aniticipation, naps, my family and friends – among other things.  I signed up for Irish dance lessons because I love to skip and jump and that is a socially acceptable place for an adult to do those things.

I have a strong dislike for watermelon and chronic negativity

LOL on her last sentence.. that’s when I fell in love.

OK.. more on the QT.. I have a BIG something happening in the next coupla months.. a BIG something which will be AMAZING and WONDERFUL and PHENOMENAL and EXQUISITE.. So excited but I can’t share yet 😛

mwah! to da sistahs who may LOVE or have a “strong dislike” to watermelon

Em

More pics from the weekend

my sistahs will be SOOO annoyed with me..LOL but had to post some of these..

Things are still crazy bizzy.. trying to keep afloat but having a great time with this project!  Hope you had a great weekend too 🙂

Am still trying to post stuff in between posting stuff..LOL

this new game called PIXOS deluxe was the focal point of the weekend.. I have NEVER seen tyler so focused! LOL

this new game called PIXOS deluxe was the focal point of the weekend.. I have NEVER seen tyler so focused! LOL

one of the birthday parties of the weekend

one of the birthday parties of the weekend

the closeup of the girl with the messy face (before the party)

the closeup of the girl with the messy face (before the party)

poor little tricycle all by herself :(

poor little tricycle all by herself 🙁

Love this pajama moment.. they are friends and siblings.. PLEASE LET IT CONTINUE!!!

Love this pajama moment.. they are friends and siblings.. PLEASE LET IT CONTINUE!!!

 

Will post more tomorrow!

mwah to da sistahs who are taking pictures

Em

Sistahs, today was a VEEERY productive day :)

I feel like I have been spinning in circles.. kinda like on a hamster’s wheel without an end.. today Nicky and Dena and Hannah and Helen were all working in the SCRAMPING room.. which has now become the “let’s-prepare-cut-stuff-squeeze-package-for-the-cruise-room”.. It has really taken over our lives.. our hands.. our sleep.. those of you coming on the cruise BETTER love the goodies…LOL.. just kidding (not really).. So ANYWAY.. I am about to “clean” up my “what’s new” section and have added some new goodies there… the most PHENOM variegated ribbon.. actually it is HEAVENLY.. soft, silky and because it is variegated (where the ribbon has different shades in the same family), it will pick up any one colors in one color family group.. absolutely an amazing FIND.. you will LOVEY IT!!! 

Second, I have been reading ALI EDWARDS’ blog for a while now and have really begun thinking differently, creating differently, and doing a little self reflection… it’s quite an amazing thing!  I have also become a little obssessed with photography.. yet another obssession.. oh and canvases… oh and painting… oh and and and.. it’s endless and I just don’t have the time..LOL.  So anyway, regarding Ali.. she is hosting the most wonderful project.. the project is to document and photograph a week’s worth of your life.. from the most mundane things to the most interesting things… a kind of self reflection.. a way to notice things that you always took for granted.. like Tyler lying on the couch watching TV before he goes to school or Jayden sipping her MUKKAH (chocolate milk) from her sippy cup before school… or my toaster (very important part of my life).. or my coffee maker (even more important).. lol.. or when Dena picks me up my favorite coffee from starbucks

tyler just chillin' watching tv before carpool comes

tyler just chillin' watching tv before carpool comes

jayden sipping her "MUKKAH" (strawberry milk-dont ask) before carpool arrives

jayden sipping her "MUKKAH" (strawberry milk-dont ask) before carpool arrives

ummm.. this is my toaster which needs a LOT OF cleaning (note to self..LOL) but still wanted to show this in the picture cuz it is what it is or what it WAS that morning *winks*

ummm.. this is my toaster which needs a LOT OF cleaning (note to self..LOL) but still wanted to show this in the picture cuz it is what it is or what it WAS that morning *winks*

my wonderful coffeemaker.. LOVE YOU CUISINART!

my wonderful coffeemaker.. LOVE YOU CUISINART!

MY STARBUCKS grande soy misto.. more coffee than soy, extra hot 3 (yikes) sweet n lows-->NOT SPLENDA

MY STARBUCKS grande soy misto.. more coffee than soy, extra hot 3 (yikes) sweet n lows-->NOT SPLENDA

Dena chit chatting giving a recap of the night before.. happens EVERY MORNING...LOL

Dena chit chatting giving a recap of the night before.. happens EVERY MORNING...LOL

my view from my desk.. isn't it AMAZING?

my view from my desk.. isn't it AMAZING?

Ok.. so this is a sampling of what I am trying to achieve.. to capture the moment.. to seize the day.. to hopefully have my kids understand what life is all about; the little things.. the mundane things, the interesting things that make up our daily rituals… I know, all of a sudden I am DEEP…. hopefully it is a passing phase :).  So I haven’t been as religious as I should be taking the pictures etc.. but I will TRY my best to keep this up and possibly do longer than a week’s worth.. a kind of “sampler plate”.. of course I have to mention food.  So thank you Ali for your wisdom and such a wonderful project!  I am hoping that you, my sistahs, will play along with us and share your photos?  The cutest thing last night was that we walked out of the office and all of a sudden I hear Dena SQUEAL.. we both look up and see the BRIGHTEST rainbow.. Dena mentioned she had ALWAYS wanted a picture of a rainbow and took it.. of course I forgot my camera.. This is what I am talking about sistahs.. rainbows don’t happen everyday!!

Oh, and this is another picture I took at the apple orchard last week with my fam.. this is my favorite picture I evah took to date so enjoy with me :)oh the peeling picket fence, the lighting, the flalas, the rusty pot.. JUST LOVE this picture

the rusty planterm the chipping fence, the beeeeyootiful flalas.. I LOVE THIS PICTURE

the rusty planterm the chipping fence, the beeeeyootiful flalas.. I LOVE THIS PICTURE

I have posted some other goodies on the website in the what’s new section that I am dying to talk about but I think I will leave my post at this point and have you all think about this project and if you would like to play along..
Mwah to da sistahs who will play
Em