Friday, October 24, 2008


About a month ago I decided that I wanted to work towards having one of my layouts published. I have been trying to submit my creations to the magazines consistently and I am so excited that my dream and goal of getting published is coming true! You may notice that my layout in my post below has been removed! Ironically, my "Bucket List" layout will be published in an upcoming magazine and one of the items on my Bucket List is to "get published". Guess I better make my bucket list longer so I don't end up crossing off all of my items on my list!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bucket List

I finally finished my bucket list layout. This was a fun lo to make but very serious too because it definitely made me put some thought into what I want on my bucket list. If you haven't made a Bucket List lo, you should!

I know you can't read the journaling and my bucket list so here it is:
Bucket List
Travel across the country and see something special in every state.
Demonstrate self-control
Get published
Win a photography award for an amazing shot
Write a book about something important - my life experience
Leave something inspiring behind that will continue on to help others

Journaling Quote on the right side:
so many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable and then, when we summon the will, they become inevitable. Christopher Reeves

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Who do I wish I had stayed in contact with over the years?

Scrapdango has a blog challenge to blog about who is the one person we wish we had stayed in contact with through the years. I knew exactly who this is for me as soon as I read this challenge. I made a friend when I was in college. Her name was Balinda. She was the most real and genuine person I think I have ever met. She was a great support for me while I was in college and we continued to stay in touch for several years after college but after having a disagreement about whether my X (notice that I say X because she was definitely RIGHT!) was right for me or not, we lost touch with each other and it wasn't until many years, maybe 8 years later that I tried to track her down. I did find her but when we talked briefly on the phone, it wasn't the same. So much had happened in both our lives during those years. She had finished her education and had become an eye doctor. She got married and had a brand new baby when we spoke. I spent 10 years in a miserable relationship with that same X and had a child with special needs. We just didn't have that connection and spark in our conversation that we had years before. I am sure that had I not been so stubborn and had listened to her years earlier that we would have stayed in contact over the years and would have been able to maintain our connection to each other. I often think about her and wish I hadn't lost her friendship but I do cherish the years that we were a support and friend to each other.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Cosmic Bowling with Friends

We had such a busy, busy weekend. I took Jovanna to her Shine Team Cheerleading on Friday evening and then from there we headed to Game Night which is this awesome group that holds this great family fun event once a month for kids with Aspergers or who are on the Autism Spectrum. We had a really good time! Then on Saturday we spent sometime with my new friend, Kris and her two wonderful kids. We went to the library and out to eat and then to Cosmic Bowling. The bowling was a fundraiser for Jo's Cheerleading group and we just had a blast! Here's a few pic's...

I feel so lucky to have met Kris and her family. I enjoy talking to her and spending time with her and I look forward to developing a great friendship with her and her family.
I was blog surfing the other day and came across Karen's blog and gave this a try...
(I used to be a lot faster but as with everything as I get older, seems to get slower)

57 words

Speed test

Sunday, October 5, 2008

My First Toot!

I recently began submitting some of my work for publication. This is the first time in my creative life that I have really been trying to submit my work and see if I can get something published. I learned recently that the online publication - Ready, Set, Create will publish one of my projects in the December/January issue. This was exciting! I will continue to submit my layouts and projects in hopes that a print magazine will pick-up one of my creations.