Monday, January 29, 2007

2 sick kiddos .....

are no fun.....

I missed the View this morning.... They had a one hour special about Autism.... ( I never watch tv during the day and esp. DON"T watch the View) but wish I had caught it....
I had a zillion reminder emails an dstill i forgot.....

Any one tape it??????????? I'll be your best friend..... lol
back later with some more pics of upstairs..... :)

Saturday, January 27, 2007

I'm not ashamed.....


I finished all my DT layouts (due the 25th) , am participating in an online all day crop and teaching a online class tonight.....

not to mention the 2 sick kids... Jon with another overtime and well, the house... 'nough said....


Your craft area would look like this too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Seriously..........

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

you get the idea....






















this is an update of our house.... We moved all our bedroom furniture upstairs yesterday and I started setting up our bedroom... still have to decorate, some drawers are being fixed and filled and can't find my bedspread!!!! lol






but you get the idea.....






It felt so funny sleeping here last night.... reminded me of my first night in Arizona in my dorm many years ago.... a new place, a big bed... (but my dorm was not that big and definitely not new and nice! lol) It will feel more real when Jon gets home...






Some pics and more to come.....






Kim






Sunday, January 21, 2007

I've been tagged

by the uber talented, super fun, crazy , mother of eight (yes, you read that right) Karen!
Thanks Karen

A= Available~ sorry, I"m taken! lol but available for my kids!
B= Best Friends~ Susan, Marisa and Victoria :)
C= Cake or pie~ angel food cake with chocolate frosting
D= Drink of choice~ iced tea, hot coffee
E= Essential item you use everyday~ computer.
F= Favorite color~ (gee, let me think! lol) uhhh... blue!
G= Gummy bears or worms~ bears.... they are addicting!
H= Hometown~ San Francisco California
I= Indulgences~ Starbucks, chocolate, shopping
J= January or February~ neither.... I love April hee hee
K= Kids and Names~ Ryan, Erin
L= Life is incomplete without? people
M= Marriage date~ April 22, 1995
N= Number of siblings~ 1 brother matt
O= Oranges or apples- apples , love all kinds!
P= Phobias or Fears~ heights, I truly get vertigo
Q= Favorite Quote~ to many to choose from I’ll share this one:•If God gives you lemons, make lemonade
R= Reason to smile~ close family, warm home, loving surroundings
S= Season~ Spring everything seems wonderful!
T= Tag 2 or 3 people~
U= Unknown fact about me~ I was voted peacemaker by my classmates in grade school
V= Vegetable you don't like~ cauliflower,,,, it just stinks!
W= Worst habit~ picking off my nail polish
X= X-rays , last year when they thought I had bronchitis
Y= Young at heart… Yes, I'll always be young at heart... but I"m only 36!
Z= Zodiac Sign - Sagittarious

alot in my head today







and my fatigue is hit me like a brick... I just am so unmotivated and tired.... so other than the dishes and laundry (which I have to do) nothing else /nada/zilch is getting accomplished until Monday and it feels kinda nice...






we are restoring Great grandmas chest and dresser tops... the wood is an antique and after researching it a bit, Jon found out (online) that they are each worth 2 gran each! so whoever lucky people that come to stay with us will get to see it firsthand! lol






Jon left today for Boston (another ship job) so I"m wearing the weight of that extra stuff too...



One day at a time! Can't get sick over all this....






Tuesday we shall have upstairs plumbing and WEd the tile will be grouted... and can I just share how pretty its looking...



I'm going to start moving up this week....



here are some peekies


P.S. sorry pic is turned... I knew I forgot to do something! lol


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

House update....

I'll post pics tomorrow... I promise.....
but the stair case railing is in.... upstairs we have finished everything but the bathroom floor... and inour br there is a air conditioning unit that needs to get hooked up....but blinds are in , we are buying rugs tomorrow and hopefully floor and plumbing will be done this week and then we are moving in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Excited???? Not yet.... still too much to do.....
I won't be excited until that first time we have company and the beds are made, decor is set, etc... that is just me...
I'll post updated pics tomorrow!

Kim

Friday, January 12, 2007

so we have a doorbell....


of course, when you press it it goes... bin bong... and I swear its as loud as that.....thats what you get for letting a man pick out the tone.... I will never hear that over the laundry, kids, LOUD heating unit inthe wall of the studio, dishwasher, kids again, etc....

Typical!!! So if you stop by, just knock, it'll be louder! :))




Even Erin is rolling her eyes! lol

Have a good day!

Kim

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What????

Mmmmm purty new floors
You want some new pictures of the house.???? Jon only took like 4000 of each area of progression (goofball) but the latest ones I'll post are of the floor.... and not 4000 pics either... just 1 or 2... I promise....
the heat when in upstairs and I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel....

please keep your fingers crossed for me for another round of publication calls this week....

On a good scrappy note, I am getting rave reviews for my recent work and am so excited to do more... every night, I stay up way past my bedtime (lol ) to get my craft on!
I'll post my recent crazy art works later...
Peace ya'll
Kimo

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Don't know why.....




but the link to here was not working????? Fixed now I hope... really wanted to blog...

Here are some more fun things I ve been working on!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

One little word


So the awesome Ali Edwards has challenged us to use one little word to sum up our goals, our life, for 2007...
After thinking about everything I want to accomplish and what 2007 has in store for me the word dream keeps jumping out at me...
dream- I really think this has to do with where I am with my scrapbook designing and how it relates to my family... turning my dreams into reality... stretching just a little bit out there to help achieve my goals and all that I set out to do this year...
This layout came about and after it was done, I posted it on the wall in my studio and it just feels so right... such a great little word....

Sweet Dream!

JUst a normal Sunday



Jon is watching football in between doing some odd jobs around the house, the kids are lounging and playing with their toys and I'm knee deep in laundry and thinking about scrapping!
Feels good to get back to "normal" again (whatever that means! lol)
Had a touch of a cold yesterday with a UTI (I think) but it has all passed today and other than being bothered by the strong smell of polyurethane on the steps.... I'm enjoying this beautiful sunshine and family day!
Here are my projects as promised for ScrapsAhoy...
Peace,
Kim

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Here are some DT projects from Scrap Gal





and a few are from the newsletter over there.....

Tomorrow the projects from ScrapsAhoy....

Peace,
Kimo

Friday, January 05, 2007

How's this for cool.....

a few of my recent layouts made it to this blog....

check it out...




http://www.therectanglerocks.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 04, 2007

a clean slate.....





I've spent the entire day cleaning.... I purged all my excessive and messy stickers, rub ons, etc... so nice to go through it all...

Okay, emily, thanks for the tip about Lori berkner band... my kids worship that dvd/cd... ryan just cracks up at the fish song and erin knew most of them from school already.. very cool if you have kiddos... she is very silly and songs are easy to learn!

christmas is packed up and the house is dusted and clean...
tomorrow i should be completely caught up and then just normal housekeeping from here out...

so jon has been finishing up the floor and as of tonight we will have all hard wood floors upstairs and on the landing....
getting so close!!!!!!!!!!!!!

these are some more recent pics...

get a load of her lip!!!


check out our new fans and lights...