Well helllooooo everyone! Whew its been awhile huh…I told ya I was taking some time off LOL! My family is super serious about keeping me away from my computer when we are away…I have to sneak it LOL…its BRUTAL. And to TOP IT ALL OFF…I had NO flippin’ cell signal at the beach and the internet was slooooooow like dial up almost..yeah y’all remember dial up (Helloo….you’ve got mail that takes 50 mins to upload a picture) hahaha! It was KILLING ME I tell ya…I’m so used to tweeting on Twitter, poppin’ in on Facebook, reading all my emails, texting my friends that I had some serious withdrawal people! Hubby just kept laughing at me…he was like “you’ve got a serious problem when you are getting so angry cuz you can’t use your phone!”…but I WAS NOT HAPPY! I even considered breaking my stupid AT&T contract and going on a shopping spree at Verizon but DANG IT I am holding out for the iPhone 5…I don’t want another 4 LOL…so I finally resigned myself to the fact that I couldn’t use my phone unless we went off island. And a local dude told me one night at dinner that NO ONE on Hilton Head Island uses AT&T cuz there is no signal…dang it! But by the middle of the week I got used to not checking in but for sure as soon as we left Monday morning I was all OVER my phone while James drove hee hee…he just rolled his eyes (something I’m VERY used to after 18 years together KWIM). So there was definitely NO posting to my blog since uploading pictures was a no go…so I’m posting today for ya!
Did I have a good time on Hilton Head Island with my family though? You betcha’ bum I surely did The weather was awesome, sunny & in the 80’s every day but one and I soaked it all up. I could so be a beach bum..seriously…just sitting there with my bum in the sand every day, reading and enjoying the sun and water. Yeah I might get bored after a bit, but I’d like to try…darn gotta start playing the lottery more…need to win the Mega-Lottery! Can’t win if we don’t play yes? We didn’t do a whole lot…not like we usually do when we are there for 2 weeks in the summer…I think we were all needing a major break. We didn’t even go shopping…GASP…I know I must’ve had a brain injury I tell ya! So we did lots of beach days, some major challenges at the Putt-Putt courses (and arghh James came in first both times, but I did get 3 almost-hole-in-ones LOL). We went to Tybee Island, GA one day to hang out and eat at the Crab Shack. And yes we ATE A LOT OF ICE CREAM—Hilton Head Ice Cream….homemade…brownie cheesecake chunk is my fave…fresh made brownies in each scoop…omgosh its heaven on earth! Thankfully we did a bit of bike riding to work it off, but I think I still got some chunks to work off in the next few weeks hahahaha! But vacation is about sitting back, enjoying who you’re with and getting some R&R…and that WE DID! We also went to see “21 Jump Street” (funny but violent) and “Mirror Mirror” (cute but not as funny as I woulda thought). So yep I’m back home and working up a storm…lots to do as usual!
I’ll leave you with a little Alexa-ism today (oh lordy she had a ton of them and she will KILL me for sharing…but hey I gotta do it). We had the late evening news on one evening in our hotel room before we left for dinner….Alexa goes “Hey Mom, I didn’t know Martha Stewart did the news now?”….hahahaha…it was Diane Sawyer! I told her she might be spending just a WEE bit too much time in my craft stuff LMBO…oyyy the poor girl! We laughed for a long time over that one!
-I will be in San Jose, CA next weekend and I have a few spots left in my classes if you’d like to come! Its sure to be a good time and my darling daughter will be there, part of her 16th Bday present is a trip to San Francisco so we will be spending some time in the area (San Fran, Carmel and Monterey). She’s super excited All details for classes including upcoming classes in CT, Baltimore, Montreal and Ontario Canada are up for registration at www.cmcroad.com
-The CMC BookEndz Wrap Up Chat is tonight at 7:45 pm EST to discuss the March book selection and announce the new April pick! Its always fun…and the gals always bring their wine & chocolates..LOL..cyberlly of course, no worries! All are welcome to come join in!
Isn’t he a cutie? This one is called “Edwin with Airplane” and he reminds me soooo much of my son when he was a toddler…he had plump lil cheeks and sweet curly brown hair (hey he was close to 10 lbs when born) and he LOVED anything with wheels or wings LOL! Sigh…now he’s a size 14 shoe and 6’3…no more little in him..but he’ll always be my baby! I used ALL scraps from my scrap pile…I’m always so proud of myself when I do that LOL! I wanted to use fun, boyish, bold colors…with new baby girls you want all those pastels, but with boys you can go FAR out! I used my SB Star dies and embossed some of them with different embossing folders then added buttons to top them off. I used my Slice machine again (yay me…I’m on a roll I tell ya) for the B-O-Y letters and added a fun button to the center of my O. The layout was from a challenge 2 weeks ago, but dang if I can remember (sorry ‘bout that…guess I’m getting old eh)!
I know…he’s so cute you could just squish him…well I could hahaha! I colored this cutie with Copics and added a few stickles here & there (yes everyone’s gotta have a bit of sparkle).
Alrighty that’s it for me…hope you liked this project! I’ll be back later this week with some blog hops for Gina K, SCACD and Magnolia-licious AND some pics of our vacay if you’re interested! Have a great one!