Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloweenie




Finished Costume




I wanted to show everyone my finished costume! I made it all myself except for the hat!

Ok, I am off to finish packing for the Bahamas! See you all after Halloween! Until then....CIAO!





The fishies are going to get me!

The Bahamas is waiting
for me!!!

I am super excited to be heading to the bahamas tomorrow. Here are some pics from last years trip
Me and my cousin enjoying the beach...I just love the clear water



Random pics of a hotel we visited and the dock.

I will be sure to post pics of this years excursion!
CIAO!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday Blues

Warm Weather on October 26th!!!

Sunday went by so so so fast at our house. It wasn't a very exciting eventful Sunday, but we got a lot of stuff done in order to start our Monday off good....i.e: grocery shopping, etc.
This is me after grocery shopping. All I wanted to do was lay on the couch and relax. The football games were about to come on so EVERYONE and their kids were in the grocery store! Don't you hate when you make grocery store errors. After we checked our receipts we realized that we paid $4.99 for a bag of onions....returned....we don't eat onions like that!

I thought this was such a neat picture of our house plants. I love how the sun is feeding them so much light. From the left we have: a corn plant (barely in the pic), spider plant, bamboo, aloe- vera, baby spider plant, willow plant, and a corn plant. I love my plant babies...I just hope they all survive this winter!
I wanted to post a few things that I made for the craft show that I didn't get a chance to display or put up on etsy!

Above is a coin purse/make-up purse and two different styled wristlets (these will be in my etsy shop next week)

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT Or SOMETHING CLOSE!

here are a couple pics from track practice yesterday...
Our buddy Theo!


Theo and I stretching away!
Ray concentrating on his shoe!

Me...honoring my Smart Water which kept me well hydrated!

I will leave you with a quick clip of Gizzy attacking a bag of chips that Ray left on the futon last night. To Rays surprise he returned from the kitchen to witness Gizzy sneaking the bag of chips off the futon only to try to open them (luckily I had the camera close to catch him in action)....







video

Ciao!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Ahhhhh Cold weather!




Is Father Winter early?
I don't know about other parts of the country, but here in New England it is freezing (31 degrees this morning). This morning I woke up and literally shivered down the hall to get ready for work. When I went outside this is what I had to deal with:

Frost on my car

I had to scrape all the windows!

The finished product (not the best scraping) but I got it done...was a bit late for work!
I happened to find this after I was finished scraping my car (how convenient). This stuff works wonders! I purchased it for .75 over the summer when all the winter stuff was on clearance :) Yes!


Me annoyed already this morning!

I must say that even though I complain about the cold weather there is something comforting about snuggling up with a fuzzy blanket, wearing fuzzy socks, long pajamas, hot bubble baths, hot apple cider, soup & sour dough bread that is simply comforting! :)

Ciao!

Wholefoods Chicken for dinner and Grandpa out grew the lion!

OK, So yesterday (10/23/08) I was pretty excited to see that Wholefoods had Organic non processed whole chickens on sale for .99 /lb....seriously you can't beat the price. I got a good sized one for $4.05. I will be honest and say that I was terrified once I got the chicken home and took it out of the plastic. It was pretty disgusting ( I understand why there are vegetarians in the world). I soaked it in lemon juice, vinegar and water ( I hear it is suppose to kill any germs). I had no clue how much fat and icky stuff was on chicken. Anyhow...I seasoned it up...stuffed it with onions and peppers...cooked it for l.5 hours...It was really easy and scrumptious! Sorry no finale pics.

The Chicken Seasoned

The Chopped Peppers I stuffed it with!


Grandpa (aka Gizzy the dog)

I was super shocked to see the adorable cute Lion Halloween costume that I purchased for Gizzy last year is absolutely too small for him now. My goodness I hadn't realized how long he has gotten these few months.

Notice that the tail looks like it is growing from his back


He hated it...especially the fluffy mane around his head (haahaha)!

Thats all for now!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Craftshow Success



I had my very first craft show this past saturday. It went great. I have to give credit to my wonderful fiance who sat there with me the entire day and helped me tremendously with sales and handling the money....Oh I better not forget to mention that he cut out about 60% of my materials for my bags, totes, wristlets, and quilts...he is my super star!
Here are a couple of my items:


I definately learned a lot and I will be more prepared for my next show which will be next year sometime in 2009. I definately recommend all crafters to give a craft show a chance. It was great and people seemed to rave about my stuff. It wa a nice feeling to see people appreciate all the hard work and time I put into my things.




Cheers!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Beppin Giveaway

Thank you so much for those of you who entered the Beppin Giveaway. I am happy to say there were two winners:
quitecontrary1977 & DollCloset.
Please check back for the next Beppin.etsy.com shop giveaway.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Proud Auntie

I have been meaning to post some of the pics of my Godson and Nephew:
Little Aden
my sister Marisa, Me, and my newphew Aden.
The proud Uncle Ray & Aden
Me scrunching up while Aden perceeds to let them rip in my lap (lol)

Aden, I can't wait to watch you grow up into a fun-loving little being

Work, Sleep, Craft

Crafting, Oprah, Work, no time for cooking?
Yesterday was a trying and exhausting day. It seemed as if nothing was going right at work...does it ever. I was constantly trying to resolve things. I was in a constant state of crafting la la land! I got to fish around on the etsy forms a bit and I am proud to say that it was great. I think I am a new found forum junkie! I even scored a purchase from posting on the forum thank you :
Check out her etsy site she has some great stuff! I was super excited to rush home after work so that I could catch the OPRAH show. I pride myself on being a smart and money conscientious person...and that was what the show was about...American people living within their means. I got some great tips and I am definitely going to check out http://www.couponmoms.com/ where you can print off coupons online....Amazing. This reminds me that I need to start thinking of some simple recipes for quick meals. I definitely need help with this one. It is just Ray and I...no kids yet, but we still try to pride ourselves on eating good healthy meals and not eating out that much. Tips or websites would be great.
Here was my crazy hectic schedule yesterday:

7:15 wake up (feed the dog) get dressed, pack lunch
7:45 leave the house for work
8:05 Arrive at work, eat a mini breakfast do the normal routine (check emails, voice mails)
8:10 - 3:30 Work work work
3:45 Arrive at home, walk gizzy, give Gizzy a bath, Vacuum the rugs
4:05 sit and watch Oprah
6:15 Wake up from a mini nap and realize I missed the ending of OPRAH
6:30 Iron work clothes, get things organized for the next day
6:45 Ray arrives home
7:00 off to track practice (bounding & Lifting)
8:40 Stop at the Mediterranean store for dinner
9:00 Arrive back at home...shower start finishing some crafts for the craft show
10:00 package my etsy order
10:30 sit and relax for a minute
11:00 off to bed!
What a wonderful day...right .....SMILE



cHaO!



Sunday, October 5, 2008

Halloweenie Costumes

Halloweenie Goodness


So I haven't decided on a costume for myself for our cruise get away, but I managed to score a cute costume for my baby Gizzy at the store the other day! Tell me what you think... I think I did a good job and I think the costume is fitting.


It has become a tradition that Ray, Theo (our buddy) and I do a haunted "something" for Halloween. So this year we think that we are going to try the Haunted Factory of Terror....Yes...Ray....no screaming or crawling on the ground this year....OK! (lol)

Ray and Gizzy surprised me on Saturday with my Halloween gift: I love my fiance and my baby boy...they treat me so good!!


flowers and a pumpkin

This weekend was great. Even though I worked on Saturday with the girls, its not like working at all. We have a blast together. Ray and I did some around the house shopping and I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was that many stores had 75% of sales! YEAH who doesn't love a good quality bargain.


Ps. Don't forget to enter the free giveaway for an item in my etsy shop!!!


CHAO!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Beppin.etsy.com Contest!!!

ENTER THE BEPPIN.ETSY.COM GIVE AWAY

Once again I haven't been the most steady person at blogging but I am back in action after taking some time off to rest and sip on wheat grass shakes (yummmmy)!



Ok so here is the scoop. I am giving away one free...did you hear me..I said FREE Item in my etsy shop. All you have to do to be a contestant is tell me which item in my shop you like the best and why. I will be announcing the winner on my blog October 11, 2008. Check back to see if you are the winner. Not sure of where you can check out my stuff: Go here: http://beppin.etsy.com/




Choa