Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter crafts

Michelle has some cute templates on her blog for some hybrid crafts. She includes some great tutorials too. I think the little gift bags will be great to use at the end of the school year to throw a few small things in for the boys teachers. Nothing that they can't carry into school either ;)

I'm still not sure of the fate of my lovely blog here, but for now it will stay. I've got a lot of catching up to do after having my SIL and nephew in town visiting for the last week. I wasn't able to get online much, as needless to say I didn't get much housework done. We are tired from all the running around we did so we are taking it easy resting for now. We have a full weekend of Xbox, laundry, misc housecleaning and resting.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I have a lot going on in my online world. Too much.

I think that there are some things it's just time to let go of. I've said one thing and done another too many times now. I love having a separate "identity" from my family blog, but it's really unnecessary.

I am in the process of figuring out where I want to go next. I hope you will all visit Everyday-Chaos from now on in case I don't update this anymore.

Friday, March 13, 2009

buy-her giveaway

Miss-Britt has started a review site called Buy-her. One of her first posts is a giveaway, a toy of the adult kind. I must say without revealing too much information, I'm quite intrigued with this 'toy' and it's lack of resembling all the other battery operated cousins.

*blushing* Hope that wasn't TMI for anyone! lol

Thursday, March 12, 2009

i jumped

So, over the weekend I did it,I bought my domain name. :) I downloaded a Wordpress theme and started tweaking it a bit. The only thing I can't get to work out right yet is the logo part. I don't know why it looks so horrible every time I save it, but it does. I'm going to keep working on it, it won't be 'live' for a while yet because it's just not professional looking at all. I'm hoping to find out that it's my turn on the wait list of Graffitti Chicks.

Now, I need to make a splash page so that when someone might accidentally happen upon my site it's not blank. lol Then onto starting to weed through my photos & decide which ones are the best, so that I can use those in a gallery/portfolio. Of course I still need to call the city/county to find out all the legalities of running a business out of my home. I'm going to be pissed if I find out that I can't run it out of my house. lol I suppose I'll deal with that if it comes down to it. I need to make a check-list (or find one online....anyone???) and just start at the top. Make it a pooint to do 1 thing a day, or 2 if it's easy enough. This weekend I'm hoping to go to Lowe's to get the materials to make a "fake wall" like I saw on Prop Insanity this week. Such a great, simple idea. They also featured this post the other day, these large planters are so cute & everytime I see them used with babies overflowing them I just smile!

It's finally Thursday and I'm so glad that the end of the week is almost here. Today was payday so I was able to pay bills and set aside some money to get some maintenance issues taken care of on the truck & car. Hopefully that will happen tomorrow. On Sunday we celebrate Anthony's 6th birthday. This marks another significant event, 6 years ago Tom went off to war. It's been 6 long years since this all started. Ok now. Onto another subject.

I know you all l.o.v.e. seeing my layouts ;) So, here are a few of my latest ones. I felt pretty creative over the weekend, it helped that on Sunday I could sit and scrap.

Tommy & I in April 2002.

Tommy February 2009

Our first winter in SoCal.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

business start-up

So, I'm going to start researching the costs and paperwork involved with registering a new business. I thought something easy to do right now would be to go ahead and purchase my domain name. Easy enough. Until I went to and find that has already been taken. lol Frustrating!

Now what? Use full last name? Use it only for the purpose of obtaining a domain name? I still kind of want something catchy, but with moving around and whatnot I thought that the memorability of my business will come in part with using my name. Plus, who knows where we move next there might already be a photographer (or any business) with the same name. I figured it was less likely to find someone else doing business with my name.

Back to step 1 - decide on business name. lol