Ramblings of a Young Mama

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #122

Wooo Hooo, a little early this week ;)

1. The first rule of working in an office and getting along is if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

2. I do not like clams.

3. When I think of carnivals I think of Apple Blossom.

4. Lilies are my favorite spring flower.

5. Things on my desk include JUNK.

6. Keegan makes me wanna rip my hair out and smile like a Cheshire cat all in the same day.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to nothing, tomorrow my plans include laundry and Sunday, I want to stay home from work and spend family time! (but that's not going to happen)

Until next time,

Monday, April 27, 2009

Man, I'm Slacking.. Friday Fill-Ins #121

The title says it all..

1. Apparently there's some sort of I don't want to do anything lately virus, going through my computer.

2. Can I get an un-sunny day?

3. 2009 has been a life experience so far.

4. I can't believe that was it.

5. For too long I've been biting my tongue.

6. I am not obsessed with piercings/tattoos; I am not!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to nothing, tomorrow my plans include Journey's Backyard BBQ and Sunday, I want to go to the Wake Games! (We had a blast BTW ;))

Until next time,

Friday, April 24, 2009


I did this thing once before when Keegan was rather young, only a few months I think, and it told me that he look equally like the both of us, and well I was really upset. I guess I knew he looked like him I just didn't want to see it since I was the only one raising him. KWIM? I was looking through old myspace blogs and saw it so I decided to give another go and, YAY! :) Here it is.

Needless to say I'm tickled pink about that & wanted to share!

Until next time,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #120

I hope the link in my previous post is working properly now :| Let me know if there are still problems :)

and now to my regularly scheduled Friday posting ;)

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And...here we go!

1. Join me in the debut of my new mini-kit.

2. Put a little pep in your day!

3. Happiness is a white chocolate covered strawberry.

4. Dazed and confused.

5. I'm waiting for something to change.

6. A good bowl of icecream is hard to resist.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to snuggling with my Keega butt, tomorrow my plans include work :/ and Sunday, I want to relax with Justin, but that's not going to happen since I have to work!

Until next time,

Friday, April 10, 2009

My Squishy Scraps Blog..

Is up and running.. Check it out and follow me! ;) I've been trying to upload my new freebie for literally two days! and well, I've come to the conclusion that my computer hates me! I really am trying! My new blog design was made with my mini kit, called Springtime Fever, if you want a little sneak peak ;) Well all except the background, that came from my Hello Sunshine Papers!

Anywho, http://squishyscraps.blogspot.com ! ;) The home for all of my new freebies, and scrappy goodness, so this one can get back to being my personal blog - so to speak! Hope to see you there!!

Until next time,

A real update, so to speak!

Where do I even begin? I miss my mom. A lot. I never in a million years imagined myself being 16-18 hours away from her. I have been webcamming with her so she can me and the baby and we can see her and well it sucks! We probably won't be going home until around Christmas time. I'm hoping to see my family before then. But it probably won't happen. I really miss home and everyone there. I just keep telling myself, we're doing this to better our lives together. We're doing this to give Keegan a good life. I truly believe this. But in that same sense, it doesn't mean that it isn't hard. :(

On another note, our apartment is pretty spacious and comfortable. I'm pretty close to unpacked completely. There's just a few keepsake boxes left to go through and sort out. I'm hoping to accomplish that soon, but we will see I guess.

Keegan is growing too fast. 17 months already. He knows where his nose is now! It's sooooo cute! but he's a becoming major PITA a lot now too. I guess I can blame that on the "Terrible Twos" beginning! Any pointers from you experienced moms on how to deal with him hitting and biting things? Since this is a new found habit. He doesn't bite me or anyone else, just things. (like the couch and my phone) It's rather annoying to say the least. I dunno..

Justin loves school. I'm so glad too. He likes his job too. Now if only my job didn't act like they were going to give me hours and actually did give me hours we'd be fine. GRRR. It makes me so mad. I came here expecting nearly full time hours and I get my first shift not for when I got here, like it was supposed to be 3 weeks ago, but for this coming Saturday and it's a whooping 4 hours! ARE YOU SERIOUS! That's such a waste of time. :| It's irritating. So I'm looking for a new job! Anyone got any ideas?

I'm loving designing scrap stuff again! I'm working on transferring it all out of my personal blog and into one for just Squishy Scraps, but well I'm just too lazy to make the template :P I will though! One day ;)

On that note, what do you all think about how I'm doing? I'd really love to know as I'm nervous as all get out about it. I like to think I'm doing ok for a beginner, but then again I'm kinda bias :D I guess that's all for now!

Until next time,

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #119

This Friday Fill-In is interesting to start. Read what she said..

{ Last week, Anonymous left this comment: "*sighs* The last two of these have sucked royally...I love this thing, but now I'm having to go back in the archives and find ones that aren't totally ridiculous and moronic...". This week, I'm dedicating #1 to Anonymous :-) }


1. Anonymous ...is a coward.

2. Love is a powerful thing.

3. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.

4. Flowers are what I look forward to most about Spring.

5. Who needs therapy when I have crazy friends.

6. Chocolate MUST go into the Easter Basket!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to making scrappy stuff, tomorrow my plans include spending time with the Justin and Sunday, I want to enjoy Easter!

Until next time,

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Funky Polka Anyone?

I told you I'd be back with a new freebie! I just love polka dots! But ya know I'm not really sure why! Anywho.. Here's 12 papers, lightly textured and with 4 different sizes of polka dots. I hope you like 'em as much as I do!

:) I'm excited on this journey I've started again! I will do elements it's just a matter of mastering one thing at a time ;) I'd love to know what you think about my papers and if there's a color scheme or idea that you'd like to see!

Since I've made you read all the way to the end there are 2 downloads. You can find them here and here. I've used Dropbox, because 4shared was being annoying, AGAIN! lol!

I'm also in the mix of making a new logo type thing and packaging so I may have those on the next freebie! Enjoy :)

Here's the my NEW packaging on this product WDYT?

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I'll have this preview zipped with the papers soon! :) Like the new better than the old? I think it's much better.. Let me know your opinions.. I'm also in the mix of uploading a new freebie as I type this ;) so watch out for it in the next day or so!

Until next time,

My April Desktop..

Since we all know how much I adore my lovely bestie Mandy, I thought I'd make her desktop, my desktop's new look! Just like every month I like to display it on my bloggy! So here it is :)

Isn't it just lovely?! You can click it to get a better view! ;)

If you would like to have this desktop as well, you can download it for free HERE!

PS. I'll also have another freebie of my own up in a little while, so keep checking back! :D

Until next time,

Friday, April 03, 2009

Friday Fill-Ins #118

1. Angel or not, I will still beat you.

2. You can have me any way you want me [that is if you my loving boyfriend ;)].

3. As my mother used to say, you're full of beans.

4. I shower after I'm done working out or doing something strenuous.

5. Even in the most crowded of rooms I stand out like a star.

6. A bad day is a day fraught with peril.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to cleaning [oh joy], tomorrow my plans include hopefully spending quality family time and Sunday, I want to relax!

Until next time,

Introducing Squishy Scraps ;D

Well, my little surprise is out of the box. I've decided to get back into making scrappy stuff again and, I've teamed up with my bestie Mandy from Super Mom Scraps to bring you this little ole mini kit called 'Hello Sunshine' ;) I did the papers and she did the alpha & elements! You can find her post here! This is my first attempt at dabbling in scraps in a little over a year so there's only 6 papers but I like to think they are great! I would love to hear what you have to think :)

Here is the portion of it that you will get when you go to her blog!

Mandy's Portion
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& here's my preview. ;)

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Now this was supposed to be up around midnight, but I've had the worst time uploading to a sharing site so .. yea! But, you can find my paper download {here}!

PLEASE let me know if there are any problems downloading.

Also, if you have any questions, problems, concerns, etc., you can just leave me a comment, I'd adore them anyhow! *wink, wink*

Again I'd loooove to know what you think about my portion to this collab :) It could equal some more freebies in the near future ;D

Also, what do you think of my logo? Love it? Hate it? Lemme know your thoughts!

P.S. I should have my blog for Squishy Scraps up and running soon, but you'll just have to bear with me on that! I guess that's all for now ;D

Until next time,

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I am..

You Are Facebook

You are social, outgoing, and excited to connect to your friends.

You are interested in your friends' lives, and you enjoy adding your opinion to the mix.

While you enjoy sharing online, you don't want everyone to know your business.

You value your privacy. Your life is an open book to those you know but not to strangers.

Which is really rather funny, since that's the one I use the least ;)

On another note I'm in cahoots with Mandy for a little surprise! I'm kinda nervous about it, but also super super excited! This could be the beginning of something fun! So keep your eyes open for that in the next day or two ;)

Until next time,