Thursday, January 31, 2008

Random thoughts...

...about how glamorous life is as a designer!
Okay so have been working a little bit too hard lately and not eating “PROPER”. My Dr would probably smack me…yeah or what ever. It’s my life woman!!! There has been a lot of chicken nuggets (several times this week, can’t help it they are just so cute and round and they really want me to eat them) and coffee and that brown soft drink made by the devil. Not the light kind, don’t like it. My friend Chichi has started to call me Mc Nuggets and is really concerned that I (in her very loud words) –DON’T EAT SOMETHING GREEN WITH EVERY MEAL! Today I took her advice and had lunch with my lillsiss. I hade a turkey SALAD with nasty fibre pasta in it and my lillsiss had dead fish and other kind of deceased underwater creatures on rice also known as a Japanese delicates called Sushi. Any I bought a turkey SALAD to have for dinner. I just eat my SALAD in front of the computer and it was still quite boring so I took one of those cheddar cheese dipping sauces and poured over it. Made it a little bit better. And then I eat my crisps= potato= good for you, that is why they serve it to small children. And drank some clear soda, not the brown kind=clear= Good, like water but with a nicer flavour. And I eat my bag of dried fruits= Vitamins= Will make me healthy and alert.

And yes I am going bananas!!!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Random thoughts...

...Am I crazy for blogging something I wrote to someone? So be it! Never pretended to be anything else.
here it is…

Title; Oh no, Dana you di'n't!!!! Get in here right now!!!
Content; I am so excited!!! I am almost out of words, but not quite. You (I’m gonna say it) CRAZY woman!!! The stuff is just perfect! The mix of buttons, pp, ribbons, tags…..even some Hello Kitty….oh I love it, I love every thing you sent me!

I just picked up the mother of all boxes of goodies from a Dana. Let me tell you when they gave it to me I ran home like a lightning from the post office with the box in my arms, like a babe (one heavy babe). What more can I say than THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Sweetie I love it!!! I want to walk down the aisle with this box!!!

Note to self; Get camera back ASAP and take pictures of all the goodies. And blog this rambling so that everybody can know how great Dana is!!!


Who is this Dana I am talking about? It is the marvellous Dana Kemp from The Dozens

Picture update 02-02-08 :)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Random thoughts...

…about me I applying to a Design Team and making it thru to the second round. It feels good. The journey probably ends now but I am happy that I tried. Not that I don’t care if I get to be on the DT or not. If I said that I would be lying. Of course I would love too be or I wouldn’t have applied.I have seen the work of several of the others that have applied and trust me they are EXCELLENT crafters, so the chances I have to make it is to put it moderately SLIM.But that is okay. The thing that feels so good about all of this is that I put myself out there and wasn’t afraid of being rejected. And that is a really good feeling.

GOOD LUCK to you all that have put your selves out there whether it’s applying to a DT or something else. (Like everybody reads my blog, but if anyone does GOOD LUCK to you!!!)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Look, look, look!!!

I just won a challenge with this layout! I didn’t believe it at first so I sent a PM to confirm that is was for real before I could really celebrate. Got an answer and yes it was true I WON!!! I know this might be silly but it really means a lot to me right now. I so needed something good coming my way.
Thank you Pescaragirl, THANK YOU!!!

The layout says it all except that we are so proud of you Mie!!!
I made this one the other ady and it is probably my most “clustered” layout, ever! But we are so proud of her and I wanted to get all the pictures on one page. The behind the scen, snack break, ad and a picture of the ad on the bus. WOW this is so cool!!! WTG Mie!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Random thoughts...

...I have to look at the positive, you are in a better place and you are free now.
I will find something happy to post later today because I know that Arnie wouldn’t like us to be sad.
I can hear her say – Oh, come ON!
She was a happy and beautiful person filled with joy and the highest laughter ever.
Arnie I just want you to know that we will make sure of that the girls will know that they had a very special woman for a mum. Say hi to my dad okay :)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Rest In Peace Arnie

We love you and will never forget you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Random thoughts...

...I am supposed to “organize” my home and “stuff “ today. But it is so tiresome. I did the laundry yesterday and lots of it, and then at a week moment while picking up the laundry I was feeling like a “real house wife” and then I went overboard and decided that I will organize my home tomorrow and that tomorrow is today. But that is just not me…
Note to self: Don’t pick up the laundry just leave it (that is a kind of cleaning). Because if you do you never know where your mind might go…

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Random thoughts...

...without any sense what so ever.
The picture has nothing to do with my ramblings about bacon,
its just that I eat the bacon (The Lillsisslill) before I took a picture of my plate
and then I dident feel like posting it. It dident look good all emty.

There is just something about bacon. Not the actor or the painter just regular fried bacon. The way it smells and sounds while it is simmering in the pan in its own juices. There is as far as I know nothing within the food category that is not combinable with bacon. It goes well with pasta, rice, potatoes, bread and cream ahhh with cream it is absolutely fabulous. Call me Bananas but I think it would even work with bananas. Think Elvis did that? Have to Google….(Yup, yup recipe down below). I started thinking that if I could have a bacon perfume that life would be just perfect, then I realised that I was taking the whole bacon obsession to far, but there is most definitely something about bacon. I love it!!!

The Elvis
Recipe courtesy Peanut Butter & Co.

2 tablespoons butter, softened

8 slices white bread
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 large, ripe banana, sliced
1/4 cup honey
12 slices bacon, Sauteed until crispy (optional)

The Lillsisslill
8 slices bacon, Sauteed until crispy (not an option)
Fresh pasta, enough for 2 really big guys
1 cup of cream (light cream if you are on a diet)
1/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon pepper

Cook the pasta while you are frying the bacon. Do not baste off the fat as it accumulates in the pan. You will need it! When the pasta is done rinse of, then pour it in to the frying pan with the bacon and then add the cream. Stir until the cream is almost fully absorbed into the pasta.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Okay mama fess up, how many times today have you looked? LOL!!! Did you think I wasn’t making you one?
Here it is!!!

Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday To You

Happy Birthday Dear MAMA

Happy Birthday To You

Love you and see you in exactly 30min (or so).

Today is my mum’s birthday and that calls for a celebration. To those who don’t know her here are a few words to describe her

My mum is;
·Kind= always there supporting and pushing when a push is needed.
· Caring= we couldn’t get by with out her, even if we are all grown (we need our mama). And we all sometimes pretend we don’t, but in the end we all do.
· Creative= they based the character MacGyver on her, for real why would I lie about a thing like that?
· Intelligent = knows everything about everything, sort of like a dictionary. Trivial pursuit or Jeopardy not recommended with her if you are a sore looser.
· Loving= she is a mama and a good one, mind you she irritates me sometimes but that is mostly when she forgets that I am totally beyond change when it comes to taking care of a household.
Update; Love you and see you in exactly 5 min (or so). Could go on and on but I’m running late (Note to self; Listen to mama do things so that you are not out in the last minute)

Gotta go or she will get cross with me….

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Proudly presenting my best friend Miss H. Good luck today!!!

We all love you and you will rock the socks of the exhibition!
Way To Go girlie we are so proud of you! Love you and see you there!

Keep up the good work and Burn that...

Friday, January 4, 2008

This is for you dad, I miss you Old man

“I believe in angels, Something good in everything I see” What I see when I close my eyes is you singing along and dancing to this music.

May I have this dance


I so wanted to write about you today but I cant, it still hurts to bad. although a year has passed and I know that you are in a better place, I miss you every day. I just want you to know that we are doing okay and we miss you. We miss hearing your voice and laughter. We know your spirit is alive and always near, always with us and watching over us and that is a comforting feeling. We are continuing and keeping up with your good work, now more than ever. We will never forget you and your legacy will live on.
See you in my dreams


When you walk through a storm
Hold your head up high
And dont be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm
Is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark
Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Tho your dreams be tossed and blown
Walk on, walk on
With hope in your heart
And youll never walk alone

Youll never walk alone