Monday, June 30, 2008

My Monday

Guess what I did today? I presented at a paralegal seminar!! It really was quite fun.

These pictures are horrible...but you get the picture:) I presented on discovery for an hour and a half and assisting with trial for an hour. I love to hear myself talk:) It was a fun day and nice to be out of the office all day too. We're closed on Friday so that means I have a lovely three day work week - YOO HOO!!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Trying to Catch Up

My bloglines is on's marking every post every written by almost everyone in my bloglines as new....I'm up to 5400 unread posts!!! My poor little computer is about to blow up with the stress of it all!!

Anyhoo....I'm trying really hard not to be MIA, but I've let my life get exponentially more busy than I can manage and there's not end in sight for a couple more weeks. I have giveaway winners to announce, packages to send, swaps to brag about, birthday gifts to post about, thank you notes to finish, and my birthday grand prize and my blogaversary grand prize to post. Holy moley I don't even know where to start.

So instead of working on my to do list I took a break and went on a little field trip yesterday with Moki to the new Pro's Ranch Market in the South Valley of Albuquerque. OH. MY. GOSH!!! We had so much fun. It was seriously like we were in Mexico. Mariachi music was blaring, I heard more Spanish than English, and found lots of good foods to try. Hubby requested Mexican sweet bread so I came home with 8 different sweet breads and a little bag of empanadas, fresh produce out the yazoo...and all sorts of other yummy goodies. I think I will be making a monthly trek to this awesome market. Thanks for coming with me Moki!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I Want to Believe

I seriously peed my pants a little when I saw on my brother's blog that he just watched the preview for the new X-Files movie. Then I peed my pants even more when I watched the preview. Then I completely lost all control when I realized the movie premieres in just about a month!!! Oh man, I will be in Mulder heaven. He is hands down, my all time favorite secret boyfriend.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

IT's my brithday......

and I'll do what I want to:):) So that means a couple more days to announce the winners of some giveaways and to put together my birthday grand prize:) But I will post a giveaway today so keep reading:)

This week has KICKED my butt!! I had dance class Monday (I haven't told you about that yet:)), dance class for Miss Tuesday, Scouts last night, cleaning house tonight, and a little birthday get together tomorrow night. After I threw in all my weekly errands I am completely wiped out! Hubby has two summer classes everyday in June so he doesn't get home until about 7:15 so I've been trying to do everything around the house so he doesn't get stressed out too much. But only two more weeks of that and then he has almost 2 months until fall semester starts.

My birthday has been wonderful so far and I'm anxious to show you some of my goodies:):)

Today's giveaway is these lovely 4 packs of stickers. I've been a sticker fiend since I was a child and had my first Lisa Frank sticker binder. The mall in Tacoma had a Lisa Frank store and my treat everytime we went was to get a grab bag of stickers. Oh how I loved those sparkly unicorn stickers!!!! I still can't pass up a good pack of stickers.

Leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway and I'll announce the winner when I'm good and ready to cause remembers it's my birthday and I can do whatever I want to:)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Birthday Giveaway #5

Congratulations to BARBIE!! She's the winner of the vintage apron. Please email me at raeshadrz at yahoo dot com with your address:):) There was a great response to the apron giveaway so another one just might be making an appearance in my blogaversary giveaway:) (which I will post probably this weekend:))

NOW on to the next giveaway...
Birthday Giveaway #5

A set of three atcs made by me:) Our theme for my atc group was "color" this month and I made an extra set for my giveaway:) Leave a comment to be entered in the drawing and I'll choose a winner on Friday:) I also have an extra blue one and an extra yellow one so I'll actually pick another winner for those two as well:)

I'll be posting another giveaway on my birthday on Thursday:):) Good luck!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Go HERE won't regret it and you'll remember the utter cuteness for the rest of your life:)

Father's Day

What do these pictures have to do with Father's Day?? I told my husband that my gift to him this year was a clean office:) The top picture shows my cleaned off desk and the bottom photo shows everything that I put away from my desk and that was piled up on the floor in the office. By the end of Saturday everything was almost completely put away. Yes, there still is a ton of crap on my desk, but it is a massive improvement. I can usually keep it clean for about a month, then it all goes downhill again.

I have tons of photos to share of awesome swaps I have received the last couple weeks. I'll be featuring them all throughout this week.

and HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all you dads out there:) Hope you enjoyed your day:):)

Saturday, June 14, 2008


The beautiful and talented Paula tagged me WEEKS ago....I'm adding a little twist to it though:)

List 7 random things about myself...since it's my birthday month I thought I'd list 7 random things about my birthday and birthday memories.

Here we go:

1. My birthday is June 19th which sometimes falls on Father's Day. My husband's birthday is May 10th which sometimes falls on Mother's Day. Weird!

2. Paul McCartney's birthday is June I would LOVE to celebrate our birthday's together. I'll even let him eat the biggest slice of cake.

3. For my 13th birthday my friend Lisa bought me Madonna's Like a Virgin on cassette. I still love Madonna. Several years later I accidently broke my friend Lisa's arm when we were goofing around. I was rocking really hard in our rocking chair and rocked over her arm. Ouch! She forgave me and we're still friends. I'm pretty sure I still have that cassette somewhere.

4. My sister's birthday is June 23 and my brother's birthday is June 29. That means September was a good baby making month for my parents. My parents conceived me a mere 8 or 9 weeks after they got married.

5. I really want the book Photo Freedom by Stacy Julian for my birthday. (that's a big hint for my mom, or more Pandora charms too:))

6. I remember eating ice cream cups at my 5th or 6th birthday....the little orange and vanilla ones with the flat wooden spoon. That flavor combination of ice cream is now one of my least favorites.

7. I don't remember the last time I had a real birthday party, but I'm thinking about doing one this year for my 36th birthday. I better get my butt in gear and decide!

And now to tag 7 other people...

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.2. Post THE RULES on your blog. 3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog. 4. Tag 7 people and link to them.5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

I'm totally lazy so I'm tagging whoever wants to play:) Leave a comment if you do so we can all share in your weirdness and randomness.

Holy Cow, Batman!!!

I went and missed my blogaversary!! June 11 was My Love's humble two year anniversary...and it sure was humble seeing as how I totally forgot about it!! I have a fun giveaway in the works for my blogaversary but I'm going to wait to post it until after my birthday giveaways are done.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Birthday Giveaway #4

Giveaway #4 is a sweet vintage's delicate and flowery and just perfect for summertime. Leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway and I'll chose the winner on Monday. Good luck!!!

Fabulous Friday

I've had an absolutely wonderful day was so nice being off work today! Miss S and I slept a little late, then she convinved me to let her stay home from her summer program since I was home. We cleaned, played and had fun hanging out together at home. When hubby got home from work we went for a late lunch at Red Robin, then I took an almost 2 hour nap when we got home. I have brownies in the oven and I think we're going to watch Spiderman 3 in just a little bit.

I finally got my car all cleaned out and wanted to show off these adorable vintage cloth napkins I bought several weeks ago that were hiding in a bag in the car - a set of 8 for $3.99...they are all washed and already put away in the kitchen.

Tomorrow I'll be tackling the office and my desk...that will literally take all day.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008



BMT who won Birthday Giveaway #2
nor_lou who won Birthday Giveaway #3

Way to go ladies!! Could you please email me your address at raeshadrz at yahoo dot com

It's so much fun to read all the wonderful comments on the giveaways. I'm looking forward to visiting lots of new blogs this weekend:)

Stay tuned cause I'll be posting Birthday Giveaway #4 on Friday!!!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


I was on the go for almost 17 straight hours today. My bed is calling my name...I know I have a winner to post for Giveaway #2....but that will have to wait until tomorrow:) Night night!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Congrats to......and Birthday Giveaway #3

Congratulations to DANIELLE!!! Miss Danielle is the fabulous winner of the vintage bingo cards from Giveaway #1.

Now onto Giveaway's a cool one! A Japanese craft book all about making ribbon flowers and other cool stuff...I think it's mostly geared towards hair bows but I can imagine these ribbons on all sorts of fun stuff...bags, sweaters, hair clips....

Leave a comment if you want to be in the giveaway and I'll announce the winner on Thursday. Good luck!!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

What's in a Name?

What Raesha Means

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

What a cool little bloggy thingy. I never know what to call these. I found it over here at this sweet girl's blog.

The true origins of Raesha are my two fabulous parents - Ray and Marsha....put em together and you get Raesha:)

I've had a fabulous weekend - lots of fun family time, and not a lot of chores that got done. Last night I went and saw Sex and the City with a good friend, and today we saw Indiana Jones IV and had dinner with my brothers, Shay and Chad, and Shay's family. A lovely end to a lovely weekend.

And cause I don't have enough to do....I signed up for a Facebook account. So if you're on Facebook look me up:) And check back tomorrow - tomorrow's Birthday Giveaway is pretty cool:)

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Lazy Afternoon and Giveaway #2

AAhhh....a beautiful lazy Saturday felt so nice to put my feet up for a while. I read thrifted issues of Martha while Miss S played on her slip and slide for over an hour.

A little cookie break...

And a shot of the beautiful New Mexico sky...

AND Birthday Giveaway #2...leave a comment to be entered in this giveaway for three vintage pillowcases. I'll choose the winner on Tuesday. Good luck!

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Remember yesterday I hinted at fun stuff to be announced today?? Well, here it is. In celebration of my upcoming birthday on June 19 I'm going to have several giveaways for the WHOLE month!!! Today's giveaway is 10 of these awesome vintage bingo cards. I've been wanting some for so long and in the last couple weeks I've found THREE vintage bingo games!! So you get to share the wealth:) Leave a comment if you would like to be in the drawing and I'll choose a winner on Sunday. My plan is to have another giveaway posted every two or three days:)

Miss S said - let's blow kisses to the camera!! Bree had to get in on the action too:) I really took this photo to show you my outfit today:) Total thrift store. The denim skirt is Calvin Klein and I've had it for several years. I think I paid no more than $3 for it. The shirt I just bought yesterday and it's an Evan Piccone that I scored for $3 - just a nice cute summer outfit.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

So....did you know that I belong to the Parrotheads of New Mexico? That's the Jimmy Buffet fan club:) Yes, I'm a dork and a nerd and I love it:) Our club attended tonight, with about 1000 other people, a Jimmy Buffet tribute concert featuring the three guys above. It was SO much fun!! I can hardly talk and my ears are still ringing. Exactly how a good concert should leave you:) It was great to unwind for a few hours, visit with some old friends and make some new friends.
Hubby just told me my typing is too loud so I'll tell you more about it tomorrow night when he'll be gone at a movie with friends:) OHH and be extra sure to check back tomorrow cause I have something FUN to announce:)
Til then I'll leave you with a fun little game...finish these Jimmy Buffett lyrics....
1. I really do appreciate the fact you're sitting _____
2. I like mine with _____ and tomato
3. Searching for my lost shaker of _____
4. Come ___ it'll be alright
5. I wish I had a Pencil ___ _______
6. You got ____ to the left, ____ to the right and you're the only ____ in town
7. Occupational hazard being, my occupation's just not _____
How'd you do? Are you a Parrothead too?:)

Sunday, June 01, 2008

I Feel So Loved

Remember by post several weeks ago about wanting the Laura Ingalls Cookbook?? My sweet friend Jan sent me one! I met Jan through the One World One Heart Giveaway and she is so cool! Thanks Jan:) - I can't wait to use it!