Monday, November 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
my bff from my senior year of hs posted something on her facebook today that spoke to me. at first i was kinda of saddened by it (but what doesnt sadden me these days?) but after i decided to scrap it i feel a bit of release. I almost feel kind of silly scrapping these type of things....it seems kind of EMO, but i'm not doing it so people can be "aww, poor Nikki" i'm doing it for me, it's therapy and i do feel better. so here it is. i used her post 'shiver and say the words of every lie you've heard" as the title and so i didnt actually have to do what the title suggests i used a wedding pic, a picture speaks a thousand words.
this LO will be another addition to the break up box. i have all these LO's of pix of him and i just dont feel they need to be in our family album anymore but i cannot get rid of them so into an altered box they will go. i'll post a pic of the box after i create it.
thanx for looking!!!!
Posted by Nikki at 1:18 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2009
check out this giveaway from the Collage Contessa! very cool stuff indeed!!!!
Posted by Nikki at 8:17 AM
Monday, September 21, 2009
so sunday i heard a commercial on the radio for chevrolet. they are doing this Mommy Madness contest and will be picking 5 STL area blogging moms to test drive either an Equinox or a Traverse for 4 weeks. i applied and have my fingers crossed! how great would it be to get to drive a new car, the only problem will be giving it back, lol.
so i WANT to be scrapping and working on my Tally DT submissions but instead i'm making banners and signs for Villa Hills FD's booth at the Octoberfest. i need to get these done so i can get back to the FUN scrapping! i finished cutting out the letters for the banner...one sign down, 3 more to go!
Posted by Nikki at 10:28 PM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
with the gutter girlz that is! i've always enjoyed reading their prompts but have never really played along...until now. the prompt they posted on the 15th seems like it was meant for me so i had to do it. here it is! so be sure to check them out!!!!!
i enjoyed my crop day on sat and got a few LO's done. i did my Tally survivor LO and started on one for Tally's DT call (which i cannot post until later) but heres my survivor team LJ week one LO.
i also did a LO for ScrapFit. this was fun. it had to have a picture on it but with NO people. so guess what i scrapped?????
Posted by Nikki at 8:45 PM
Friday, August 28, 2009
so this week is the first time its really set in for me. we had our first dirty fight since the split, he threatened me with court, i called him a bully, he blew up then apologized...whatever. i'm so over his crap.
anyways.... i got the ball rolling with my plan. i want to go to school for nursing. i filled out my fafsa. requested my h.s. transcripts, now i wait. hopefully i will be able to start the fall semester on Oct 26, fingers crossed!
today and the rest of the weekend, i'm reorganizing and re-arranging the house the way i want it, he's not living here so i'm changing it! i'm moving the computer out of my bedroom to the living room, moving my scrap room from the sunporch to my bed room and i'm wanting to turn the sunporch into the kids play room. i just need to winterize the porch so they can play out there when it gets cold.
oh, and i sold my rings. he has no clue! i sent them here and i cannot wait to get my check. check out the site, its very humorous!!! every email they've sent me has cracked me up! they sure know how to make u feel good about a break up.
thats all for now, i hope to scrap some this weekend...but we'll see
Posted by Nikki at 9:30 AM
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
so yes i admit it, i've been not blogging, or really scrapping lately. i have lots i haven't posted from a few months back but with all the craziness of the summer and other goings on. Thanks to Stacy for the motivation to update this thing. she has also been a bit of a blog slacker too so i thought i'd let her know she's not alone.
along with the update, u may notice i've changed the name of my blog. my life is going through some drastic changes and i really don't have an outlet to vent. i cannot vent on facebook or myspace due to the in-laws (soon to be out-laws) being in my social network. yes, u've guess it, the hubs and i have decided to part ways. being a stay-at-home mom is going to put me at a disadvantage. i've got 3 kids and no income, but i do have a plan. just need to put the plan into action.
i've decided that i am going to scrap this process. i need a creative outlet and a reminder to myself. so i'll be doing a book of me and i'll be sharing it here. i have some great quotes that fit this situation. one of my favorites is something that Linda has said to me too many times to count, "take the knot from your stomach and hand it to the person causing it" couldn't be anymore appropriate and has earned a coveted spot in my book. Stacy always posts amazing quotes on her facebook and a week or so ago she posted one that really hit home for me. that one will also have a page.
thanks for reading and keep a look out for the 1st pages of my book of me.
Posted by Nikki at 3:31 PM
Monday, June 29, 2009
check out this cool giveaway! http://lisafalduto.blogspot.com/2009/06/prize-package.html
i know its been forever since i updated this thing...maybe i will later on, lol
Posted by Nikki at 6:10 PM
Friday, March 13, 2009
wow, so what a great day today will be! my BFF melissa will be here later tonight from Texas. i cant wait!!! so here are my faves!!!
**dole mandarin orange fruit cups: my kids LOVE these and they are so easy! no need to peel!!! i hate peeling! lol
**Sam's Club: i went for the 1st time yesterday and it was AMAZING!!!!! you wouldnt believe how much cheaper is is to buy string cheese in bulk!!!
**HOT SEX: no, not the dirty kind, lol. its a kind of liquor and its SOOOO tasty. i think ima get a bottle for melissa's visit.
**PRIMA: sorry they are just gonna be on the list for a while. i've never seen so much prima stuff in person! its amazing!!!!
**The Melting Pot: OMG its amazing! I'll be heading there Wed night for ladies night dinner!!! WOOT
Posted by Nikki at 12:46 PM
Thursday, March 12, 2009
guess what!!!!! i got my Prima box today and boy is it LOVERLY!!!! lots of great goodies in there, i'm so happy to be the lucky bad girl!! here are some pix as promised.
can't wait to get creating with this stuff but for now it will have to wait a bit! my BFF melissa is coming to visit me for 9 whole days!!! its been 2 years since we've seen eachother so the visit is long over due!today was a great mail day for me because as well as getting the Prima goodies, my Tally Sis sent me a package of goodies as well!!! YAY ME!!! (done in my best London Tipton voice, lol)
Posted by Nikki at 3:41 PM
Friday, March 6, 2009
so i just noticed that i've only been updating on fridays... i've really got to change that. so on to my faves!
* Prima & Bad Girls: OH ME OH MY!!!! Bad Girls had a chat with Sharron from Prima that just ended a few minutes ago (WHICH WAS FABULOUS BY THE WAY) and i won the fabulous prize that she brought with her!!!! HOLY GUACAMOLE!!! I'm so stoked about winning that i'll never get to sleep, lol!!!! i'll be posting pix once i get my goodies, i promise!!!!!!
wow i can't even think straight to give the rest of my faves.....lol
well anyways.....so last weekend was my scrap retreat, and i did accomplish a lil' bit. here's my fave lo.....of course it has lots of prima!!!! lol
Posted by Nikki at 10:42 PM
Friday, February 27, 2009
LOOK AT ME!!! i'm on time this week, lol so i'm preparing to run away from my mommy\wife duties for the weekend and scrap my little heart out at crop camp!!! so here's my very rushed faves.
Clip it up: i love this thing! its so nice to see all the crap i have and actually be able to use it, lol. i do wish i had the bag for it though, i had to put it in a huge trash bag so i can take it with me, lol
Feb Tally Kit: OOHHH its so devine i cannot wait to play with it today!!!!!
Girl Scout Cookies: need i say more? lol
my Audrey shirt: its so comfy and pretty, it even has bling!!!!
Hubs: he's such a good sport about me leaving today for my 3 days of cropping like it hot!!!!
Posted by Nikki at 8:08 AM
Friday, February 20, 2009
okay so my slacker butt was gonna pass on the FFF for the 2nd week in a row until i was called out!!! lol, thanx for getting my lazy butt back on the bus Dena!!!! lol
*Palm Centro: Holy goodness Batman this is one heck of a phone!!!! i LOVES it so much, i can text because it has a tiny little keyboard, i can get online, check email...it even makes phone calls, lol. WOOO HOOO it makes me feel snazzy!!! I would take a pic of myself holding it but i washed my camera with the laundry last week...thank goodness this sweet phone has a camera on it, lol
*Valentine Candy: i don't care what kind, i like it all and i'm so glad teh kids got loads from school...so i can eat it all!!!!!
*Sober House on VH1: not sure if i mentioned this before but this show is like CRACK to me!!! who would have thought a show about addict celebs would be addictive, lol
*Twilight Spoof: well this one in particular...its really enjoyable!!!!
Last but not least, *the hubs.....he hasn't bitched once this week about the house or me spending money!!! its been a good week, lol
Posted by Nikki at 5:56 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2009
so i'm getting a jump on my spring cleaning so i havent been scrapping...i hope to remedy that soon though!!!! hopefully i'll have an update full of scrappy pix for u soon!!!
Posted by Nikki at 8:57 AM
Monday, February 9, 2009
Posted by Nikki at 2:15 PM
Friday, February 6, 2009
okay so i'm still slacking a bit but i'm moving out of my winter funk. winter just makes me so lazy, lol. Anyways, lets get the party started!
* taquitos: yum yum yum, this is me fave quick meal\snack. Scotty just bought a HUGE box of them at Sam's for what we pay for a small box at Shop & Save! what a deal!!!
* pink & red: boy the mushy gushyness of Valentine's Day has hit me!!!! I'm just loving all teh lovey stuff lately!!! Bring on the hearts Cupid!!!!
*Ann @ Scrapbook factory: BOY OH BOY!!! Ann went to CHA and ordered LOTS of goodies including Bella Blvd!!!! I'm so excited to see this stuff in person and use it on my pages!!! THANK YOU Ann!!!!!
*RVA: Red Velvet Art opened a new store & website this week!!! It all looks FABULOUS!!!! Check them out! their kit this month is SUPER CUTE and is all unicorns!!! eeeeek, i love it!!! Keep checking back at my blog and Lizzie's blog as well for pix from the RVA store in Springfield, Mo. We are headed there on April 3rd!!!! gotta love crafty feild trips!!!
*Mouse Traps: yes i know lame but we had a mouse in our garage that was getting in our walls and was driving me crazy!!! needless to say...no more mousey!
Posted by Nikki at 8:25 AM
Sunday, February 1, 2009
HOLY SMOKES!!!!! she's giving away a CRICUT EXPRESSIONS!!!!! yes that's right. She needs 600 comments, u can comment once a day..tell yr friends!!! if they mention u sent them and they win, u will win a little somethin'! so go here, and tell her I sent u and remember to post everyday!!!!
Posted by Nikki at 9:54 AM
Saturday, January 31, 2009
A great big CONGRATS to my beste Lizzie!!! she was picked as Bad Girls Project 52 Guest Designer this week!!!!!! WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!! Check out what those Bad Girls have been up to!!! They are always so creative and inspiring!!!!!!
Posted by Nikki at 6:55 PM
so here it is, if i can think of 5 things i like, lol......
*Tool Academy: OMG this is trashy TV at its finest. if u haven't seen it yet, yr missin' out!!! the girls brought in their douche bag boyfriends to be taught to be GOOD boyfriends. OMG BEST SHOW EVER!!! lol
*Mr Clean Magic Eraser: Holy Moly it rocks!!! yes i've used on before but its been so long since i bought one i forgot how awesome it is!!!! I get migraines and cleaning products normaly set one off, but i used my magic eraser to scrub down my bathtub today and it's sparkly white AND no headache!!!! BONUS!!!!
*SUNSHINE: yes is may be freakin' cold here still but the sun has been shining brightly for 2 days now...BEAUTIFUL!!!! COME ON SPRING!!!!!
*fabulous disk of incriminating photos from my birthday: need i say more? but do keep an eye out for teh scrap pages, lol
*?????: no clue what my 5th thing is.....oh well, lol
In other news, i actually scrapped yesterday. i tried to again today....wasn't feeling it though. well heres the one page i did, i really like it. i used TallyScrapper's Jan Kit Playmate....LOVE THIS KIT!!!! its FAB!!!!!!
Posted by Nikki at 12:03 AM
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Yes i know, it's been well over a week since i updated the blog and about a week since i've created anything. i need to kick my slacker butt into gear!!!! so here's my goals for this week: (1) aj prompt 2-because (2) sending out a package for my tally sis (3) order pix while Walgreen's has them for 10 cents a print (4) gutter girlz prompt 15 (5) use my tally kit (6) start my table centerpieces for Valentine's. i'm sure there are more, i'll add more as i think of them.
Now onto my friday faves....better late than never, lol.
*root beer floats: an oldie but a goodie.....YUMMMM
*CHA: now seriously, who wouldn't want to go to it? all week i've been drooling over all the sneak peek goodness all the manufacturers have been teasing me with, lol. i cant wait to see some of this stuff in my LSS.
*Yankee Candle Buttercream Candle: oh how yummy it smells. i've recently discovered that i can only burn teh baked-goods smelling candles. All the other fragrances are to perfumy and give me a headache.
*Tori Amos: u know, i've never realized how much i miss listening to music, i don't do it often, i hope to change that when i finally get a mp3 player. I just found ALL of my Tori cd's and i plan to put them all on my mp3 so i can get some good scrappy mojo going!!!
*Pampered Chef: OHHH they have the yummiest recipes!!!! i just wish there stuff wasn't so dang expensive.
Posted by Nikki at 8:32 PM
Friday, January 16, 2009
so it seems to have been a short week for me seeing how i just did my last weeks faves on Monday, lol. so here's my faves for the week.
*Monkey Joe's: This place is GREAT. we went last friday and are having Seth & Lil-Lil's party there on Sat. It's a bit pricey but the kids love it. they can go and bounce their little hearts out then hopefully take a nap, lol
*Bella Blvd: I am in love with all of their paper. they are a new but VERY promising company. Check out their blog giveaway and their CHA sneaky peeks. If you leave a comment for their give away, please say that i sent u and we can BOTH win!!! yippeee
*Clip It Up: YOWZA!!!! i love this thing. when i forst saw it advertized, i wasn't impressed, then i saw it in person and i was sold!!!! I bought mine Wed for my bday and I'm still working on getting it all filled up.
*Advil: I know it was on list last week but advil has been my saving grace for like 2 weeks now, i've been getting a head ache almost EVERYDAY! yikes, maybe it's time to see the migrain dr.
*One Tree Hill: what can i say, i love this show and i hate that i have to wait a whole week to see what's next, lol. and even though Lizzie thinks i'm a dork because of it, i am not ashamed, lol
Posted by Nikki at 12:01 PM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
so yesterday i celebrated my 29th birthday and got some much needed scrap-time in. i also scrapped a bit on sat and some today and i'm hoping to get more in tonight! GO ME!!!! so here's a little peek at what i've done, i'll post more later.
i think i may add a title to this page, i'm thinking b!tches, lol. i was kinda stuck on the whole title thing then while i was uploading pix it came to me, now i just have to get out in my room and do it, lol
Posted by Nikki at 5:08 PM
Monday, January 12, 2009
okay, so i've been a busy bee. Since it was my bday weekend i had lots going on and i didn't even scrap much! so instead of Friday Faves...here's my Birthday Faves!!!
**Smirnoff Pomegranate Martinis: HOLY SMOKES this stuff ROCKS. YUMMY. me and my sil Niki polished off a WHOLE huge bottle sat night.
**Matt & Jenny: Thanx to my gracious party hosts for letting everyone come over for my bday and trash their house, lol.
**One Tree Hill: OMG. so glad my show came back from holiday break last week! I was dieing to know what was gonna happen!!! (and i get to watch it on my BDAY!!!!)
**my BFF Lizzie: i just love her, she's so thoughtful and wonderful and i can't wait 'til we get to tear it up at CKC STL.
**Advil: after the night I had sat...i was lovin' the advil yesterday!!! lol
Posted by Nikki at 8:52 AM
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
or whatever u want to call it, lol. i just can't seem to make myself scrap. i want to but when i go to do i just can't seem to find something to do. i'm not happy with any of the pix i have already printed, i'm not feeling any of the paper i own, ugh. well, hopefully i get lots done on sat. i'm heading to Archiver's all day to scrap with some gal-pals. its actually kind of embarrasing, i did so much last week and NOTHING this week, lol. so here more pix of stuff i did last week. i have a huge list of stuff to do sat, hopefully i can figure it out, lol.
so last week my lovely BFF lizzie introduced me to tallyscrapper.com, OMG i LOVE that place!!! everyone there is so nice and inspiring and that place is the reason i was able to scrap so much last week. now if only i could make myself scrap this week, lol
well, my 29th b-day is fast approaching and i have to say that i'm okay with it. i think 29 is gonna be my year. i'm planning on trying to scrap today so maybe i'll get lucky have have something new to show later today, lol
Posted by Nikki at 8:27 AM
Saturday, January 3, 2009
so i've been kinda slacking this week on the blog, okay fine i'll admit, i was hungover, lol. i did however get some quality scrap time though. so here's a few i did.
i did this one for gutter girlz prompt 14. I had a hard time putting this on paper. it just seems so permanent, like i cannot deny it if anyone involved sees it, lol. I have no problem talking about it though.....weird huh? so basically my dad is a DB and my sis Cassi and i hate him. i haven't spoke to him in 6 months and haven't seen him in over a year. needless to say, i'm so not ready to make nice anytime soon.
this is my to do list wall hanging, i LOVE it!!!! I have like 4 more LOs i could post here, but i'll do it later...onto my Friday faves....a day late of course,
*SUSHI: oh yummy. my hubby took me out for date night last night and i overstuffed myself as usual, oh how i love me some sushi! (oh, our waitress was awesome, she said HOLLAR just like my bff, love ya Lizzie!)
*Basic Grey: I'm not sure why it has never captured my attention before but i am completly obsessed with their paper....i cannot wait to get my bday money so i can buy tons of BG paper!!!!
*Tallyscrapper: OMG i'm so happy i found this place....it is taking up all my time...i have a hard time multi tasking when it comes to scrap sites, lol.
*Pre-Mixed Mojitos: YUMMY, and no mixing! lol
*bacon wrapped- lil' smokies! omg i hope someone makes these for my bday!!!!
Posted by Nikki at 4:06 PM