Monday, February 28, 2011

To Do List - updated!!

I had a very productive weekend - still didn't make it all the way through my to do list but made a serious dent on a lot of things. Most importantly I now have functioning brakes in my car again - woohoo!!!


I have always been and always will be a list maker - I have various lists in various stages of completion all through my house, in my planner, in my purse, in various's an addiction but I love it:) I love marking things off and nice little check marks when things get completed.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Weekend Plans

I'm taking advantage of a fairly commitment free weekend to get to work on my to do list:)

Check back Sunday night for an update on how far I made it through this list:)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My New Motto

I LOVE this. I have decided this is going to be my new motto in life.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So where was I during my recent blog break?? Miss S and I snuck off to CA for a week and met my best friend and her girl friend for some girl time! Anaheim was beautiful and sunny all week. It was amazing leaving NM at 5 degrees and arriving in sunny CA at 70 degrees. Our bodies soaked up the sun! We spent three days in Disneyland - one with Tammy and Josie and two with my mom. Enjoy the pics!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Brooch Giveaway

I'm participating in Creative Kismet's Handmade Brooch Swap and she encouraged us to make an extra and participate in her brooch giveaway. I was really excited at how cute my brooches turned out.

These are the brooches that I made for the swap:

I used vintage zippers and vintage buttons I had in my stash (surprisingly this did not even make a dent in my zipper stash).

And this is the extra I made for the giveaway:

For your chance to win this little beauty just leave a comment (please include your email address in your comment) and I will choose a winner on Friday morning! Good luck:)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

I Love It:!

One of our goals is to spend this year working on little projects around the house. In March we will have been in our house for 11 years and we need to do a little sprucing up. We started with new kitchen flooring.

Here's the before - everything in the kitchen is moved into the living room - what a mess!!! I took advantage of the time moving everything out and back in to go through everything - ended up with several more garbage bags to go to Goodwill - woohoo!! Hubby also painted the kitchen - nothing fancy - just a new coat of white. He's really into white kitchens. BORING!! But he only has a few things that he's really picky about so I gave in:)

During - you can still see a slight sliver of the boring plain Jane linoleum we are covering.

And after - beautiful!!! I love it!

Up next - laundry room redo - we are installing this same flooring in there, getting a new stack-able washer and dryer set and putting in a laundry sink.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Adult Truths

My friend at work sent this to me and I almost peed my pants laughing. ENJOY!!

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

9. Bad decisions make good stories.

10. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

11. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

12. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

13. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

14. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

15. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

16. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

17. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

18. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a damn word they said?

19. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

20. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

21. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

22. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time.

23. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974. That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wowza!! ATC Giveaway

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy and incredibly fun!! I can't wait to update you on all the happenings in the DZ household the last few weeks. But before Valentine's Day goes and passes us up I've been meaning to post this little giveaway. I participated in a fabulous Valentine's ATC swap hosted by the ever lovely Mary Ann - I made three extras to give away to my dear readers. If you would like the chance to win one please leave a comment and I will pick three winners towards the end of the week:)