Monday, June 27, 2011

This is a GREAT link party!

Linking up at Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

Crafty Monday

Today was a day for crafts. Here are some thank you cards I'm making for people that helped me out with Relay for Life. Of course, I had to continue our theme of "Fishing for a Cure".I made these patriotic blocks for a friend of mine. I promised them to her last year when we saw them in a store for $18.95! I said, "I can make those." Well, it only took me a year to get to them. :)
This is my first attempt at painting. I used little tube watercolors without much water for more vibrant colors. A painter I am NOT! hahaI had a friends daughter over to make cake pops. It was my first attempt ever. These are carrot cake pops that look like meatballs. lol
Here is the finished product...
We also made peanut butter brownie pops. MMM!

They weren't perfect but they sure did taste good!

I had a good time today...sharing my love of crafts with a 9 year old who also is a craftaholic. :)

Fun comes in the mail

I decided to play along with Mailbox Monday because I finally got something fun in the mail! ;)

Here is my packet...
And, here is what was inside. Colorful fun.
I got them from Pick Your Plum. I haven't put any together yet but, you can see from the red one, how it will look. I bought 3 sets. I guess I'll keep one and give the others away. The bobby pins look like stabbers but the cute little flower that you glue on makes it worthwhile. lol
Happy Crafting!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Link Partay

Boy, these weeks are flying feels like I just did a highs and lows post I go again. :) Love looking back over my week so that they don't all justl seem like a blur. Thanks Jen!


1. I'm branching out and starting a new Relay for Life team. A friend just gave me $100.00 for next year's registration fee!!

2. I found a great little desk at a friends yard sale for 20 bucks!

3. My Kitty Litter cake (that I copied from you, Jen) was a huge hit at church today.

4. I'm making cake pops and brownie pops with a friends daughter tomorrow. Yay for having someone to share crafting with when I don't have little ones anymore.


1. My diabetes is getting out of control and if I don't shape up by August, I'll have to go on Insulin. :o

2. I'm tired and I have a packed week coming up.

3. I can't find just the right skinny table for my hallway. :/

4. The weekend is over.

All in all...not terrible lows.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Another Highs and Lows link party

Here are my Highs and Lows of the past week...


1. I was able to catch up with a friend I hadn't seen in awhile.

2. Relay for Life was a successful event.

3. Relay for Life is OVER! :)

4. Our team won for best camp site decor. Yay!


1. Relay for Life is's a high and low. High because it's so much work! And low because it's so much fun. :)

2. Tried out a new yarn store with my son and a friend only to get there and find out it was closed for a few weeks due to flooding! Bummer

Can't really think of any more lows...hmmm...that's a good thing!

Happy Monday!

Relay for Life of Whittier 2011

The Relay for Life of Whittier was held this past weekend and our team's theme was "Fishing for a Cure". I had this great idea that we could make a dock and have kids walk down and fish off of it to win a prize. For about a month or more, I've been thinking "fish". Every where I go, I would look for fish type toys, decor, candy, etc.

One of our fundraisers was going to be candy sales. Kids love sour candy so I bought several boxes. Then in a fishy craze, I thought it would be great to put our team name and theme on each candy package. Not so hard...I printed that on labels. But how can you JUST have a boring label? We need fish on these candy packages too. I looked up fish printables and found several cute but uncolored fish. Oh well, I love to color so I printed out a couple pages of each fish. Then I went for my colored pencils and had myself a little coloring party. Such fun. Now came the time to cut them out...ugh! There's where the hard part came in. Also, I ran out of fish. A little smarter this time, I looked up images of fish and found some pre-colored ones so it made it a little less work. :) I spent many evenings cutting out little fish. Some friends came over to help stick labels and fish on the candy. They said it felt like kindergarten. LOL
I think they came out really cute!

Here's a little project that had to get from my brain to my husbands brawn. Let me tell you, it wasn't without it's ups and downs. We don't always work well together. I'm a "Let's get it done NOW" type and he's a "Eh, I'll get to it in a minute" type. And his minutes are LOOOONG! BUT...the end result was GREAT!!!!!

Our team won for best campsite decor. Yay!
I am so thankful for my husband and friends who helped me and made my ideas become a reality.

The Relay for Life is a wonderful event that raises money for cancer research. Here's a link to my personal page that tells why I relay.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Highs and Lows Link party

Jennifer at Life, Crafts, and Whatever has a link party every week where she highlights her highs and lows of the week. It's fun to read and even more fun to link up. It's a great way to look back on our week and see how blessed we are. Let's show our fellow blogger some support and link up here...

Here are my highs and lows:


1. Went to the Star Wars Concert at the Hollywood Bowl last Saturday. It was a blast to see my little nephews reaction.

2. My wonderful sister in law paid for our Star Wars concert tickets. :)

3. I was hired to do an extra job at church which equals extra money...always a welcome thing.

4. Had fun shopping with friends. Discovered a GREAT scrapbook store in my very own city!

5. Reached my fundraising goal for the Relay for Life.


1. Did not feel well most of the week.

2. Had to get lab work done.

3. Results of said lab work...not good. :( Well, except for my cholesterol results...those were great! :)

4. Hmm...can't think of any more lows. It's always a good thing when the highs outweigh the lows.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hair Product Follow Up

After my "Sucker for Hair Products" post, it was brought to my attention that I didn't really talk about the products that I DO use. Oopsies! :)

Well, here it is...When I get the notion, I use these products. When my hair is wet, I'll put in the Frizz Ease Wonder Works then use the Matrix Sleek Look (just a dollop of both). After those two are worked in through my hair, I'll use the Timothy Martin Ka Poof! volume mousse. I use this only on the crown of my head. Next, it's time to blow dry and flat iron. The Timothy Martin Shine Me On! weightless shine, anti-frizz, straightening mist (boy, it sounds like a miracle in a can) is something I rarely use, but it does give a nice sheen to my hair. It's used as you flat get the section of hair, comb it, spray it then flat iron. Results=shiny, smooth hair. :)

The pink bottle holds my summer miracle. We have a swimming pool and everybody knows what chlorine does to color treated hair! Before I swim, I wet my hair completely and then spray on Schwarzkopf BC hairtherapy Color Save conditioner. I can then swim the day away and not worry about the chlorine stripping away my hair color. Of course, if I get out for awhile and my hair dries, I re-wet and apply the conditioner before getting in the pool again. It really works!! I buy mine from Helen's Beauty Supply for $17.95. It's expensive but well worth it and it lasts at least two summers...depending on how often you swim. I also use it before I go to the beach. It's a leave in conditioner that you can use everyday but I just use it in the summer.

The Frizz Ease Secret Weapon is for use after the hair is dry. You don't need much.
Here is the one thing that I can't live beloved blow dryer! It's nothing special except that it holds the key to me having straight hair as opposed to funky disorganized curls. I usually have two dryers on hand in case one konks out! This Revlon brand is Ionic and has 1875 watts. I liked the price and that it was pink...not the typical black or grey. It would have been even better in purple but by purchasing this one, some amount of money went to breast cancer research.
The next best thing after my blow dryer is my flat iron. I wish I could afford a professional one but this one does a pretty good job. It's a Conair. One thing I hate about hair often gets caught in the plates. Ugh!
Last and least, is my curling iron. Also Conair brand. I use this maybe twice a month.
Ok, so there is my ritual and review of my favorite products.

Happy Stylin'! :)

Chicken Stir Fry with Ramen Noodles

So, I haven't been thinking ahead and coming up with menu plans lately. Which brings me to this boring recipe...

I used 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into small squares. I cooked the chicken in olive oil with garlic salt for flavor. When the chicken was cooked through, I added two packages of ramen noodles. I just crumbled them in and added a cup of water and a tiny bit of the flavor package.
Stir fry veggies were added in... seemed like it was mostly broccoli so I added in some chopped peppers. I covered it with a lid and let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Here is the finished product. I need better lighting...

Happy cooking!