My ramblings as a lover of adventure, all things crafty,art, life, and mostly bacon....

Sunday, April 25, 2010

I'm in Escrow!!!


I am seriously the luckiest girl in the world. I was blessed to be born to a mother whose love knows no bounds. She can't help but constantly be my hero and always make my life everything she hoped it would be. I fall down, she picks me up. I fall down again, and again and she is always there. She is not my friend, she is my mom and that is exactly how I like it. I have so many friends. I have so many shoulders to cry on. What I need is a mother and she is the best one I could ever have dreamed of having.

So...she bought a condo for me to live in!! We are in Escrow and I am hoping to be moving in in a couple of weeks. It is in San Marcos across the freeway from the college I graduated from. I can't believe how lucky I am. I absolutely love it!

So life is progressing exactly as it should, each day gets better and better and the blessings just don't stop coming.

I have to catch up on some work then I have a wonderful cousin to write about so stay tuned!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A New Scrapbook Club!


I am starting another Cool Scrapbook Club in Poway at Cool Scrapbook Stuff! Its going to be so fun. They just opened a "Crop Spot" a few stores down and it has plenty of room for a fun monthly gathering! Cool Scrapbook Stuff has an amazingly huge selection of products and I am very excited to be working with Gena on this fun project!

Pink Pineapple Scrapbook Club has been such a success and it is time to open another branch! I will still be hosting the Pink Pineapple Scrapbook Club on the 1st Thursday of the month and although we are using the same book, the kits and make and takes will be different!


The fun begins May 19th and we will meet the 3rd Weds of each month after that!


We will be using the book Delight in the Details by Lisa M. Pace for Inspiration.


Here is how it works:

* It's based on a 3 month cycle
* We will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30-8:30pm
* The book is optional and you can purchase it that night with your discount. Its our inspiration for crafting for that cycle
* Each meeting you will get a kit based on something from the book and you can take it home and create something with it. The following month you will bring your project for everyone to ooh! and ahh! over.
* We will also do a fun make and take
* We will chat about all the fun things going on in the crafting world
* There will be special guest speakers every cycle
* A special free crop just for Cool Scrapbook Club members!
* Discount on purchases made that night

The fee is $65 for a 3 month cycle or you can pay monthly $24 a month, (this will automatically charged to your credit card and you must have a card on file to use this option.) If you have to miss a meeting, no worries, your kit will be waiting for you at the store so you can join in the fun the next month!


Its social, fun, and inspiring! Meet other crafters that are as addicted as you are!

I hope you can join me!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Happy Birthday "King" Jesse


Life goes on and on... and isn't it fun to have good friends to have it go on and on with!

It was the lovely "King" Jesse's Birthday last week and we went to a neat bar called "Vin De Syrah" in downtown San Diego. Jesse got a booth and invited a bunch of her friends. The place is really neat. Alice in Wonderland Themed. When you get there you walk downstairs "down the rabbit hole" and then have to find your way in while the people inside are watching you are camera try the wrong door and standing there bewildered. The door is hidden and you have to figure it out. "drink me, eat me" ha ha. Well, we finally got in and people cheered and laughed. Although it didn't take us more than 1 minute but im sure it was funny to watch...

Here is a picture of Jesse and I. I just love this girl. She has been an awesome friend and I have known her since she was just a little high schooler and what an amazing woman she has become. She helps at all the Scrapbook Royalty events. Even the ones that bring her to tears. She visited me when I was living in Taiwan, and she was there for me in one of my darkest times. I will always cherish my friendship with her. We had so much fun celebrating. We never did find a sharpie to draw on her fake mustache. She is addicted to them, not sure exactly why but then again, she is "King" Jesse!

Jesse invited Albert as well. Who doesn't love this guy? (YES, he is probably holding me up. We had a $300 bar tab to spend to get the booth!) He has been such a great friend and so dedicated to helping me with the website. I am so grateful for the amazing support of my family and friends these past few months. There were so many days I couldn't imagine getting through and I can't believe I did.

GRATEFUL....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Today is significant


or is it? It would have been my 7 year wedding anniversary and yes, I guess that is significant. I posted on my other blog about it. If you've never found that other blog, it is at the bottom of this blog on the right column.

So... today is significant. I don't know what I feel about it but I know that I am still doing the right thing and on the right path...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

LA pics

I had a really fun day with my friend Albert in LA. if you scroll down you can hear more about it.

Here are a few pics from the fun...

Albert surprised me and took me to an awesome Spanish Restaurant for Tapas. Called Bazaar. it was in the SLS Hotel near the Beverly Center and it was super yummy! Did I mention Albert is from Spain. It was really yummy and so beautiful. I didn't get any pics of the restaurant but totally recommend it!



gotta love the night time /timer setting on a little point and shoot! This was at my friend Grace's rooftop flat in downtown LA. The view was so amazing! and it was so good to see Grace! Ive known her for most of her life because our mom's went to school together!


We went to the Edison Club for a drink after touring Grace's apartment. It is such an amazing club. totally recommend if you are in LA


and some cool art on the side of a building. i think this was the at&t building but can't remember...

Friday, April 09, 2010

Wen is amazing!

Wen is an amazing artists and my little brother Eric's girlfriend. I think of her as a sister and I just love her! She did this sketch of Me, Eric, and her and it is so awesome!
Then today she posted this on facebook! I love that I am about to kick Eric's A**!!

I feel strong now!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

work-play-work-play-work


I promised Albert that when the website launched i would go with him to see Craig Ferguson. I did chain him to the computer for 2 weeks working like a volunteer slave most nights till 4 or 5 am...to finish it all. There were so many problems with the website. We had to move hosts 3 days before the launch and seriously it was just one problem and one bug after another! but its done and for the most part works amazing! I am so grateful that Albert really dedicated himself to this and took ownership of it. So many people have good intentions when it comes to volunteering but it is WORK and it is unpaid and it does get pushed to the bottom of the priority list and i get that... But! thank gof for Albert. He is a truly wonderful amazing person and i am so lucky to have him as a friend.

So, yesterday was the day so off to LA we went. It was fun but there was just one problem. We did not get in!! albert was so disappointed. We had tickets but we still didnt get in. Lame. Albert said they lost a fan but i bet he still watches the show :)

albert took some photos of us walking around LA. I swear he must be part Asian. he took pictures like and Asian tourist!

i will post them when he sends them so you can put a face to the name. and thank him when you see him at an event :) hee hee!

now back to work! Im so techie! i have my laptop plugged in and wireless card and yes Albert is driving and I am working!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Dove Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate!


Yum! The general concensus was totally yum!

I was sent some Dove Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate to review and I thought I'd share it with my Scrapbook Club Ladies. All self proclaimed Chocoholics :)

Everyone loved it!

They said it was smooth and rich and it definitely beats other chocolate peanut butter candies. Well, I came home with an empty bag if that tells you anything! I have to say, I am more of a dark chocolate girl but this was yum yum! just the right mix of sweet and salty!

So there you have it! A recommendation from 14 ladies who love chocolate!

And they have fan pages :)


Fan pages for chocolate! What could be better!


I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of DOVE and received samples DOVE Milk Chocolate with Peanut Butter products and a gift certificate to facilitate my review.