Sunday, November 29, 2009


A couple of weeks ago, Steve and I got to have a night out (sans child), a bit of 'grown up' time and it was wonderful. Now we had to plan a bit in advance, but it was worth it and we had a great time. We actually attended a comedy event benefit here in MA, hosted by the local New England sports nitwit known as 'Fitzy' as portrayed by Nick Stevens. We love Fitzy in our household. He hosts a show on NESN (New England Sports Network) called "Pocket Money". For the show he actually walks the streets of New England testing people on our local sports trivia. Get the questions right and you win some pocket money. Get it? Got it? Good. He also has a website called Townie News and many, many, many funny webcasts on You Tube. He is hysterical! So basically, there are 2 versions of Fitzy, the clean cut version on Pocket Money and the webcast version. We enjoy both. Bryant of course loves the version of Fitzy from Pocket Money. He walks around quoting him from the show and has learned a lot about New England sports, which is very cool. He was disappointed that he could not come with us to meet him. He said "Mom, he's gonna swear isn't he?" I told him yes and that the show was for grown ups and he was okay with that. Insert puppy dog eyes here. He really was fine. We had a great time at the show. We had a few beers, laughed alot and got to meet Fitzy in person. He was funny, friendly, charming and very personable in person. Gotta love that! So being the scrapbooker I am (and trying to document events in my life more), I did a LO about us meeting Fitzy. I love how this LO came out!


Go Pats!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Scarlet Lime Creations

Over the past week my mojo started to finally come back. I say finally, because it has been a while. I really could not help but be inspired by the last two Scarlet Lime kits. they are just so beautiful, I could just eat them up. Okay not literally, but they are truly delicious to look at. So, I scrapped and scrapped and scrapped some more and here is what I came up with. These first two LO's are using the October kit. The LO below is using a pic I took at the Keene, NH Pumpkin Festival last month. I swear this kid can find something to do with Transformers anywhere!

Every Fall we take a trip to Brookdale Farm in Hollis, NH for an annual photo op with their big "scary" scarecrow. This year we almost missed out. I think this may have been the last day...

These next two are using the November kit. I am usually not a 'purple' person, but the papers and embellies in this kit are gorgeous! This is a pic of me taken a couple weeks back, when I got 'all dolled up' for our night out. I was feeling so pretty that day and really just wanted to capture ME in that moment.

This last little ditty is a notebook I decorated with a few things from the kit and I love how it came out!
So...I still have tons of stuff from both kits left and now that I have my mojo back, I am on a roll baby! Love that! How 'bout you??? What are you creating? I am always looking for a little inspiration...

Happy Scrappin'!!!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fall Happenings...

I love Fall, but dread Winter. Fall is so beautiful. The colors, the smells, the temperature. We have been enjoying Fall as much as we can, between sickness going through our house. Not that it is good to be sick, but maybe it coming through now, will promise a healthy Winter. One can hope...right? Seems like we have done quite a bit lately.In mid October we went to the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH. We had the perfect weather for it. last year it rained and we ended up leaving early. This year we were not impressed. There were a ton of pumpkins, but not nearly as many as in past years. Bryant zoomed in on this Transformer one. Very cool:

Here is a distant view of the wall of pumpkins. This is always a vision:

The weekend before Halloween, I had an oppotunity to head down to Martinsville, Virginia to see a Nascar race. I was not feeling my best, but I was not going to pass on an opportunity to see my boys live and in person one last time this season. Oh, how I love me some Tony & Jr...

Here is the view from our seats. It was perfect:

One of my favorite things about Fall is the simple beauty of nature. I park by this tree everyday at work. It is so beautiful it almost takes my breath away:

On Halloween this year, we just spent the evening with family. Bryant did not want to go trick or treating. His explanation was simply that he could get candy at the store anytime. yes indeed-y that is true. So we headed to Grammy & Grampy's house to help hand out candy. First we made a pitstop at Brookdale Farm in Hollis, NH. They have so many beautiful things to see. First Bryant had his picture taken with the big scarecrow. He was not as big a production as in years past, but still fun:

Here are some pics from inside. Pretty (& scary) decorations :

and a few more:

and of course Bryant had to have a spin on the tractor:

Though he did not want to dress up, he had fun with his air guitar and grammy's witch hat. Rock on dude!!

One last thing that I wanted to share was, I received some very happy mail today:

I ordered this beautiful necklace from Janna Wilson's new Whimsy Shoppe:

Lots of beatiful handmade goodies there. You can check it out for yourself here.

I admit I have not done any scrapping lately. I know. Me! Right? I need to get back on the wagon. I have many more Fall pics, along with the ones above, to scrap. Plus, I am getting together the items that I want to use for my December Daily. Can you believe that it is almost that time again? I am really happy that I did it last year. You can check it out here.

Have a great rest of your weekend! Send me some Mojo. I need it!

Go Pats!!!