Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Wiggle Wiggle

Lucas has a loose tooth, bottom center one! Like him turning 5 wasn't depressing enough, now this!

I am on day 6 with no Diet Coke. There have been times that I craved it but I had LaCroix Water
instead. I have been thinking about it less and less, which is great!

Halloween is tomorrow. We are going to a fun event called Trunk or Treat with some friends. There are carnival games and then everyone parks in the parking lot, opens their trunks and the kids go from car to car trick or treating. Then we will be back home to trick or treat around here.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Diet Coke and a Recipe

Today will be day 4 without Diet Coke. I am actually doing fine with it and it hasn't been hard at all. I was very tempted when we were at a party last night but I stuck to water. I am really hoping to stick with this, especially during our trip to Japan. I know it isn't good for me and I don't want to be a slave to a can for the rest of my life.

I am trying a new recipe this week that has come highly recommended. I thought I would share it with you.

Pumpkin Pie Squares

1 (13oz.) can evaporated milk
1 lg can pumpkin
3 eggs
1 1/2 tspn. cinnamon
1/2 tspn. nutmeg
1/4 tspn. all spice
1 c. sugar
1/2 tspn. salt
1 box yellow cake mix
1 1/2 cubes butter
1/2 to 1 cup nuts chopped (I use pecans)

Preheat oven to 350 combine first 8 ingredients; mix well. Pour into a
greased 9 by 13 pan. Sprinkle cake mix over top of the mixture. Slice
butter and dot over cake mix. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 50 minutes or
until set in center. Great alternative to pumpkin pie.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Big 5

Lucas had his party on the weekend. It was great, a small party at home.

We baked the cake together on Friday evening. He picked strawberry cake so we baked it and then frosted it. Then came the part where I asked him what he wanted written on the cake.

Me: What would you like me to write on the cake?

Lucas: How about "Happy 5th Birthday Lucas. I love you so much. From, Mummy"?


Monday, October 15, 2007

The Farm

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Windows of Love

I am taking the plunge and selling my resin pendants.

I am going to start them at $26 due to the time it takes to do them. Friends get a discount, of course :)

Hopefully I can get my website done soon and up and running so that those of you who have friends who are interested can just give them my web address.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Um, ok?

A lady e-mailed me asking where I get my supplies to make the pendants . She stated that she looked everywhere on the net and could not find a "source" and wanted me to tell her my source. I don't think so!

So I responded politely saying that I sell the materials and then I quoted her some ridiculously jacked up price. I was trying to prove a point. Well, she asked me to set up an auction for her!

Then I felt bad.

But I think I will do it anyways :)

Friday, October 5, 2007

It's Official: Creative-jules.com

I have my own website now! www.creative-jules.com

It is up, not yet running, but it will be a website where people can order my glass and/or epoxy pendants. Maybe in the future I will be adding even more items.

Next step is business cards so I can start publicizing.

I am SO excited, and quite proud that I have accomplished this. Building a website is an amazing amount of work, all in a world and language that was pretty much foreign to me.

Thanks to you all for your support!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Life List

Apparently this is the new thing to do. Make a list of things to do...not just for the day or for the week but for your lifetime. Things you would like to learn, places to go, things you would love to experience. The philosophy is that once you get it down and share it with others, you will start actually doing those things. By showing it to other people, it will inspire them to help you accomplish your list items and to make their own lists.

Soooooo.....here we go! I know I won't make it to 100 today but I will add as they come to me.

1) Get a Master's degree (probably in Social Work)
2) Own a dog
3) Learn to play the harmonica really well
4) Travel to Italy
5) Take a photography class
6) Set up a table at a craft fair
7) Have my own business
8) Create my own website on my own domain
9) Be a Big Sister
10) Get published in a scrapbooking magazine
11) Travel to China
12) Take a pottery class
13) Have a psychic reading done by John Edwards
14) Eat a piece of fruit every day for the rest of my life
15) Build a composite backyard deck of my dreams (well, HAVE it built, not build it myself!)
16) Plant a vegetable garden
17) Learn operate a sewing machine and then to sew clothing
18) Run a marathon (did I really just type that??)
19) Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
20) Go on a cruise
21) Volunteer at a soup kitchen
22) Go away with 4 best friends for an entire week
23) Recycle everything I possibly can
24) Re-finish an old chest of drawers
25) Keep my recipe book up to date so I can pass it on to Ellie one day
26) Take a hip hop dance class with Lucas
27) Be an advocate for people in need
28) Make sure my friends and family know how much I love and appreciate them
29) Take my Mum on a trip, just her and I, to the place of her choice
30) Drive across the USA
31) Have a consistent family game night every week
32) Take a yoga class
33) Take an anger management class
34) Go to Iceland
35) Sponsor a child in a foreign country
36) Do the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk
37) Have a flower garden that I can make beautiful bouquets from (dahlias, small sunflowers, daisies)
38) Learn how to use Photoshop
39) Make a quilt
40) Get a tattoo with a friend
41) Go to an event/evening where I have to wear a ball gown
42) Make sure I never tell people I love that I didn't call or keep in touch because "I have been Sooooooo busy".
43) To get to know my brother better
44) Have a "summer home" or cabin
45) Go to the Oprah Show
46) Take graphic art/design classes

To be continued....

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Friends Getting Creative

My friend Tia has started selling her beautiful stuff. Check it out and buy!

Tia's Cool Home Decor
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