Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Random end of the year (2008 Pics)
Happy New Year!!!
My Brother and Ray and my brothers motorcycle
My new tattoo of 2008...its a butterfly with 4 stars around it. The Starr's represent my Brother, Grandmother, Mother and me. Ahhh my skin looks horrible here but its just because the tattoo was protected with a bandage and when I took the bandage off the sticky stuff left a residue on my leg

Gizzy enjoying a warm days walk in GA


Yummy scrumptious cinnamon rolls I made on Christmas that I pride myself on...don't you just love the vintage plate they are on...

Me, Ray & Gizzy on New Years Eve

(New Years Eve Being Silly...as usual)

(2008...Mom, Me & Gizzy at the ATL airport heading back to New England)

(Gizzy enjoying Moms house in Georgia...and the warm weather)


(My Brother and I on his motorcycle...he wouldn't dare let me be on it or even think about driving it by myself)


Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

LOL...yah...I had to pick out the fro for a fun pic
Back to reality!!!

I am back from Georgia. I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope everyone did too. Its always nice visiting family, but it was nice being home and opening up our pressies at the house. I got some good gifts...things I needed and really wanted ( I will have to post the pics ). I am having a hard time adjusting back to work life. The more I think about it...the more I am unhappy with what I am doing but I am lucky and so very thankful that I have a job and can provide for myself...I think this is what is keeping me at my job, especially since the economy is not the hottest at the moment. It sucks though because deep inside I know I am not doing what I love. Anyhow... guess what...I got a new Tattoo ( I will have to post that later too). I got a butterfly on my left leg with 4 hearts surrounding it...its pretty cool but at this point it itches like crazy...and it hurt like heck to boot.

Well...I have to go get ready for another day tomorrow. It is sad to say but I have been neglecting to post things in my Etsy shop but now that the holidays are just about over I am pretty sure that I will be back on track!

Smiles!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A WARM AND SUNNY CHRISTMAS



The trip here has been wonderful. I can't believe the warm weather that they are having. It is literally 75 degrees and when we left our house we left 15 degree weather. Hopefully we don't get sick from such a drastic weather change...well in my case it won't matter anyway since I basically have the "bola" virus (this is what my family calls a bad cold) or something of that nature...lol. It has been great seeing my Mom and brother. I finally got to meet my Mothers significant other...nice guy...he got the stamp of approval, which is rare coming from me. Now the final test will be meeting my brothers girlfriend who will also be the mother of my soon to be nephew....I forgot to post about that...but basically my brother beat me to the punch and will be a father sometime in April. That is all I feel like discussing about that matter!
Anyhow...I made it here safe and sound now I have to go back to enjoying my time with my family. I will post pictures when I am back home!~ pics finally posted!!!


The Family on Christmas (my borther, me in the middle with the old school peace signs, Ray & Mom)
Peace out!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snowie Snow OH NO video featuring GIZZY!


video

This is me and Gizzy out in the snow for a brief moment this afternoon while Ray was shoveling the sidewalk...we were in the way!!! LOL! Who cares, we had fun anyway :)

So it snowed all day again and I didn't do that much today. I have been sleeping on and off for pretty much the entire day. I did manage to get up and go play in the snow for a bit while I had a sudded burst of energy. I just hope this bug that I have leaves soooon!!! I am sick and tired of being sick and tired! I will be putting my etsy shop on vacation until I come back from vacation for Christmas! I will be MIA for a while......sooooo MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

I hope you enjoyed the video!

Ray & Gizzy

Stay Warm and Crafty!!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

SNOW DAY!



I SWEAR MY CAR IS POSSESSED!



Ok, the snow finally came and although I was super excited...I am sick of it already. There is this stupid city ordinance that we cannot park our car on the street when there is massive snow so the snow trucks can come and scoop the streets (which they do a crappy job of). This darn ordinance meant that I had to drive around in the snowy blizzardy like weather until I could figure out where to park my car because our apartment doesn't have a parking lot. I know this may sound bad but we snuk and parked our car in our behind neighbors driveway...they have oober space and we "assumed" they wouldn't mind! This all happened yesterday

When I woke up this morning I swear I knew it was going to be a bad start to the day. I was already grumpy because my cold doesn't seem to be getting any better and it still feels like I swallowed an elephant!!! Theraflu is working though...I am starting to cough up that muky muk stuff! Ok...back to the horrible morning. Ray fraking woke me up at like 8:00am to get up to move my car out of the neighbors driveway! So don't you know I went to move the car and my locks were freaking frozen once again! AHHHHHHHHH! I don't know what I am going to do with these locks this winter! Ray and I walked about 5 gallons of boiling hot water to try to unlock my car. Finally we gave up on the drivers side and used the hot water to open the passenger side and I just climbed over the seat to the driver side to drive the car back out to the street! This whole ordeal took about 45 minutes....with freezing wet hands...knee deep snow and a banging headache. Finally the car ordeal is over and I don't have to move the car until work Monday! YES! I will have to deal with it on Monday!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

mISSING IN ACTION AND SNOW!!!

THE SNOW IS COMING!!!
MISSING IN ACTION!!!
GIZZY!
I SWALLOWED AN ELEPHANT!
This is our baby Gizzy above when he was a wee tot!

The pic above is our 2008 family Christmas Card photo...we do one every year! Note we are all colored coordinated and both have black hats on...Gizzy wouldn't keep his on his head for more than a milli second! I edited the pic with http://www.picnik.com/!

SO basically I have been M.I.A. for a while. A lot has been going on gearing up for the holiday not to mention that I freaking feel like I swallowed an Elephant!!! I think I am getting the bugggg that is going around. I sold a heart bracelet on Etsy the other day and was super excited to see that the item was headed all the way down under (Australia)...so exciting. I haven't bothered adding anything new to the shop lately because I will be putting the shop on Vacation mode next week until after Christmas....unfortunately and fortunately I will not have access to my supplies for the holiday.

Did you all hear that there is a freaking storm headed this way to New England. I will give you a few clues of what state in New England I live in...well...1. We have the worst economy in the United States right now....2. Everyone and there fraking neighbor are related...3. Paaaking the car is used instead of "parking" the car...4. There is/was a huge mob influence...5. you can drive to one end of the state to the other in a half an hour...6. People don't understand what the heck a stop sign is or using a blinker...7. The speed limit on the crappy freeway is 55 mph...give up???? WEll look all the way down for the answer. Anyhow back to what I was saying...so there is this terrible storm headed and I can almost care less about the snow....it is the crack heads that will be driving in the snow that I am worried about! The state issued a state of emergency and closed all schools but all other business are "suppose" to remain open as normal business would. SUCKS! So this means that I am going to have to dodge people in the morning as well as control my little car in the slippery weather! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!~


I have also been MIA because we are back in competition mode, so the weekends are pretty much locked with Track and Field meets. Ray had his first meet at Harvard this past weekend. I didn't compete because my season was very long long last season...here we are below at the very track where we met and the rest is history!

Oh I was ooober excited that I was on the news last night. I had a huge meeting at work and my boss and the community facilitator of the meeting were zoomed in on for footage on the local fox news....so I guess I got my hot 1.5 seconds of local fame (LOL). I didn't get to see the mini clip but I hope I wasn't scratching or digging...not that I would be anyway...hahahaahahhaaaa!

Before I go...check out these pajamas that my Aunt gave me one Christmas...I made the most of the present, but don't I look hideous in the basically "adult" sized onsie! LOL. What can you do though, the gift was given out of love and I love my Aunt with all my heart

Stay warm and Crafty....

PS. RHODE ISLAND is the answer...I am going to take some pics of the snow and the crazy drivers.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Coco Butter, chapped lips and a Fast Friday


I have finally been able to find something that heals my desperately chapped lips...CoCo Butter! It is the absolute best thing for chapped lips. I figured since it heals dry skin so well it wouldn't hurt to try it and it worked. Yeah....now I have to go and stock up on those CoCo butter sticks before winter truly sets in.

I have been a little pissed lately, my car is acting possessed and it hasn't even snowed here yet. I have had to take hot water to my car for the past couple of mornings to defrost my locks...I look like a goonie carrying a pot of boiling water to my car in the morning! Does anyone out there know what works to stop locks from freezing? Please help!!!

Oh my goodness Friday has come and gone so fast. Work was annoying and it seemed like there was this horrible stench of "sausage water" (can you imagine the smell) in the air that I could not escape from. I felt like I wanted to vomit the entire day. I have managed to find some time to update some of my horrible etsy pics! Check out my site to see them...beppin.etsy.com


Well that is it for tonight...I have to be up early in the morning.


Night...Stay cool and crafty!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

New Etsy Items


Hello!
I wanted to be sure that I posted a couple of the new Items that I will be putting in my etsy shop. I have temporarily been focusing more of my attention on totes, clothing and wristlets! Let me know what you think!!!



STAY CRAFTY!




FREE WITH $15 SHOP PURCHASE

FREE!!! ---->
www.beppin.etsy.com
Whats up!


For a limited time I will be giving away key chain holders with a $15 dollar purchase. Also I am giving away free patterns. To get a free pattern simply add a comment to this posting with your size and I will see what I have available. All patterns are McCall's 1980-1992 women's clothing patterns (No purchase in my shop necessary to receive a free pattern).


Have a Great Crafty Day!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Want some Patterns?



Hiya...so I thought I would post about some amazing patterns that I received. I have posted some of them on my etsy site, but my main goal is to give some of them away. I will be randomly giving away pattens from my blog. In order to possibly receive a free pattern just send me your size. I will be honest that the pattern sizes that I have are limited. I have shirts, dresses, skirts, and a bit more. Please note that all these patterns are from the early 90's to the late 80's.


My day today was great....I got a ton of compliments at work, which was completely unexpected but who doesn't love to have a compliment every now and then!!! Track practice was hard and it made it even harder that we had an audience watching us...talk about a bit of pressure! Now I am busy watching "Chef Ramsey" on the show..Kitchen Nightmares......I love this show..

I am going to continue to add totes, jewelry, and even some scarves to my etsy shop!

Check it out!

Well I will leave you all will a quote for the night

"Commit to excellence"
Have a crafty night!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Me Love You.....Its been a Long Time! :)

I have missed you all!

This will be quite a long post since I haven't been here in a while. Ahhhhh so much has happened so let me catch you up!

First off...I celebrated my 27th birthday!!! YEAh!
Pic of me and Gizzy on my last day of being 26!


My hand knitted poncho that I won at my craft show! I absolutely love it and purple is my favorite color so I thought it was only fitting to wear it on my Birthday out to dinner.


I absolutely love Papa Razzi Restaurant...check to see if you have one near where you are...the food it amazing! and no, I don't get paid to endorse them....lol.

After such a great Birthday...we were so geared up and couldn't wait for Thanks Giving. We didn't have any plans and we knew our good friend Theo doesn't celebrate American Holidays so it was only fitting for the three of us to spend the holiday together in a non traditional enviornment...we were thankful we were with each other though... We ended up eating Japanese food on Thanks Giving! It was tasty!





Shanghai Gardens, Ray, Theo and I.

Ray and I after a full tummy of yummy Thanks Giving Japanese food!

After Thanks Giving I was pretty excited to get in on some of the black Friday action...It went well. I was up and at Walmart at 4:45. The store opened up at 5:00 and surprisingly I was one of the first people in the store (only because I cut the line...shhhhh)! I won't post what I got because Ray checks my blog...lets just say that I got some great deals...I also ventured to the mall to Target, Macys, Sears, JCPenny, and the Disney Store.

It is a tradition in our house that we put up the Christmas tree after Thanks Giving. Since this was the first time that Ray and I celebrated Thanks Giving at home alone, we decided to wait until Black Friday to put the tree up...it turned out well...note we don't have many ornaments on the tree and none on the bottom...that little devil Gizzy tried knocking off the ornaments so we cut back and modified the tree!

The little devil!

More of the little Devil!

I will say goodnight with my wonderful homemade potpie dish. Home made as in I took it out of the box it came in and cooked it at home. hahahahahaha



Until next time...Stay warm and Crafty!