Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2 in one day...

Say it isn't so! I must have missed blogging more than I thought. Actually i just received my copy of this.
I knew of course that it would not disappoint me. The last 3 issues have been fabulous to say the least. Well I was right. Another homerun by the ever talented Stephanie Ackerman!
If you have not gotten your copy of this beautiful mag go out and get yourself one. i promise you will not be disappointed!
I am going to write CK Media a little letter telling them they have made a huge mistake by not continuing on with this beautiful magazine!
On another note...
If you have not stopped by Terri's blog
she announced that Me and My BIG ideas was awarded
Vendor of the Year Award!
We are just beaming with pride over here at the office!All those long hours put in and hoops to jump through was all worth it!
To quote Terri
Mambi Rocks!
See you tomorrow!

finally some time

Alright Alright i will get back to regular schedule programming!

I guess I just needed some down time. Not to be tied down to anything.
It has been 12 days since my last real post
Here are 12 things that have been taking up my time.

1. this was fantastic!
It really made me think. I went in knowing who I was voting for. Not that it changed my mind it only solidified it that much more. But I tell ya that Barack is very charming, warm, smart, and convincing
2. this guy and all the other competitors

Were any of you as tired as I have been staying up late to watch the Olympics?? Thank goodness they are over! I will miss them though!
3.Boxes upon boxes

Been keeping very busy at the office getting ready for Scrapfest!
for you non scrappers...this is a huge consumer event in Minneapolis.
My office is consumed with boxes of product, kits, trash and whatever else!
4.this of course

beach time with family and friends. summer is coming to end for us and I am going to miss it. The weather this year has been awesome! We finally just this week had to turn on our air conditioner! wouldn't you know it starts to heat up right when school is to start! Poor kids!


trying to do 2 layouts a week. I have the finished one on the left and one in progress on the right. Really I am 2 behind! ugh!
6.Just plain ol' cleaning the house
7. carpooling has begun. Makenna has started band camp with the color guard so she is gone from 8am until 9 pm. so proud of her and how she stays so dedicated. Not that it hasn't come with the grumpiness! We are trying not to engage!
7 thru 12.
Just not motivated to blog! Ran out of things to say i guess??
In honor of me coming back into the blog world I am going to have a little giveaway! You heard me right a giveaway. I haven't done one in awhile and the other girls here at Mambi are pretty good about giving things away so now it is my turn!
On Monday I will give away some of our newest line...
Maybe even a new paper pad???
Here is what you have to do
In the comments let me know what has been your fondest memory this summer! I will be picking late afternoon on Monday.
If you do leave a comment remember to check back in case you win.
I am also going to think of a challenge to start posting on this little ol' blog. have any ideas??
I really like the OLW blog.
Maybe something like that. I also like Lauren's idea of 52 pages in 52 weeks...hmmm...

I am going to have to put some thought into this.

Alright gotta go start pulling paper and kitting!

Ciao Bellas~

Sunday, August 24, 2008

i'll be back

I have been missing in action! I will be back with what i have been doing! Please don't give up on me. Just the dog days of summer!
See you tomorrow...
Ciao Bellas~

Thursday, August 14, 2008

a sunset and a layout

I will start off with the Olympic update


Gold- 10

Silver- 9


Total medal count- 34

We are behind China by 1. Yesterday we were ahead of China by 1. So we are flip floppin everyday.

Another great exciting day in the swimming arena. Lots of records being broken by numerous individuals.

I will have to say the biggest jaw dropper was the win for James Blake straight sets to beat Roger Federer.


Freakin awesome!

Our girls gymnasts really struggled the other night. Those girls are powerhouses!!

Did you happen to watch the weight lifter that popped his elbow out and is out! His very first Olympics and he is out. Was attempting to lift 363 pounds. Just don't really get that sport but still fun to watch. The faces they make are hysterical!
Here are two pics that represent team work to me. Love It! I wish I could find some pics with a parent and their athlete.

Alright,alright i will move on. I am sure some of you are not as excited as I am about the Olympics...Shelby. :)

I actually was able to get 2 layouts done today.

Today I was inspired for the "Friends" layout by my outfit I was wearing today. My top had circles on it. My earrings were circles and my necklace was circles.

I love the look of the palm trees on the "beach" layout. There were palm trees on the paper and then I added a palm tree chipboard sticker for a layered effect.
Renee is having a giveaway on her blog. Go check it out! She is giving away product that has been open from all of us and then we put it into a box never to be used again. We try and use it but it never fails the one sticker or sheet of paper we need has been used. So what she has decided is to pass our box of opened product onto you. When I read this on her blog I told her that I would add to her pile. there is a string. Once you receive your goodies you must post what you have done with some of the goods.
Here is what we say last night on our way to Wal Mart yesterday. Love a sunset like this. It always reminds us of Hawaii.
Just beautiful!

gonna go start dinner. sometimes i really hate making dinner. I love to entertain but not really make everyday dinners. Doesn't make sense really. Plus for the OC it is humid! I hate HUMID!

if any of you have quick fast everyday dinner ideas let me know.


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

US pulls ahead and 2 more GOLD

Olympic Update-
Gold- 7
Silver- 7
Bronze- 8

Total count 22
we are ahead of China by 2. They do have 13 gold medals though :(
Lots of exciting events yesterday.
Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor women's beach volleyball won their second game. they have won 108 games in a row!

Michael Phelps won his third Gold!

Natalie Coughlin won her first Gold!

Aaron Piersol won his first Gold!

USA has been doing some kicking butt in the swimming arena. Watched synchronized diving yesterday. We missed the bronze medal by 1/2 point. Bummer! One of the divers is only 14 years old! Seriously how does a 14 year old dedicate himself like that. Our basketball team whopped up on Angola(?).

A little Olympic trivia for you.

Did you know that the Chinese have spit buckets on their public streets?? Can you say GROSS! Well, they don't as of right now. they have gotten rid of all spit buckets. They are not allowed to spit in public or wear their pajamas out and about in town. Hysterical! Now I will not wonder when I see Asians wearing their pajamas out and about around here and wonder why they wouldn't put on street clothes to do errands. It is just part of their culture!

Alright enough about the Olympics.

I just received and awesome email from my church. You see we go to Saddleback Church and we are hosting John McCain and Barack Obama this weekend with Pastor Rick Warren as the mediator! Well, as you can imagine their are going to be thousands attending. The tickets are pretty hefty in price. What Saddleback did was open up tickets in all of our different venue tents for free. You just had to put your name in a drawing which I did. Thinking no way will we get them...guess what we DID! Ed and I will be in one of the overflow tents listening to the feed. So flippin exciting! What is really funny about this is that I am really not all that political. But, I do have my opinions.

This has been sited in and around town. This is the last issue of the once known -Homegrown Hospitality...Heart to Home..now Holiday Home. So don't forget to pick yourself up this beautiful issue. From what I hear it has some great ideas inside!
Was feeling a little homey myself last night. I just haven't really baked or cooked a really great meal in awhile I use to do this at least once a week. Last night I got a bug and went and purchased blackberries and a pie crust from Trader Joe's and made blackberry pie! Scrumptious!

Served it with whip cream, fresh and hot out of the oven. Was going to get vanilla ice cream but wanted to try and save some calories! LOL! Who am I kidding...save some calories!

I highly recommend the frozen pie crust from Trader Joe's. It was light and flaky! Very semi-homemade!

gotta jet...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Medal Count and she's Home

I decided that I will give you updates of the games for the next 17 days. Just in case you missed something because I did not!

Medal Count for the USA
total count 12

We are behind China by 2. They have 9 gold medals though. :(
Did any of you catch this event???

Fr those of you that don't know what race caused this reaction from Michael Phelps it was the 400M relay race. We won the gold in one of the most exciting races I have ever seen. We literally beat France by hundredths of seconds. A blink of an eye! Michael is on a run to be the first to win the most gold medals in an Olympic game. He needs 8 gold medals. He has 2 down. Let's not forget the bodies on this swimmers...hubba hubba is all I will say about this. Forget the fact that some of them could be my child! Yikers!!
Okay one more pic..did you catch this event?

Men's basketball against China. great game..we won of course. Although Yao Ming gave us a pretty good run for our money. Note the name change of Yao Ming in my last post I called him Ming Yao.
Women's gymnast qualified for the team events. Not without some mistakes. Still looked pretty sharp though.
Love Love Love these games.

Are you wondering who is home???

My Mom is home!
You see my Mom and Dad moved to Utah about a year ago.My Dad's company moved their main office to Salt Lake City. So now they go between their home in Park City and their home in Orange. I don't really like it but it is what it is. On the bright side of things we now have
a home in Park City that we can visit and get some great skiing in!
Soooooo, Mom is home for about 3 weeks. Even if I don't see her too much it s nice to know she is not far! How funny am I that I am 43 years old and still need my Mom!
Mom's are th greatest aren't they???
We,meaning my side of the family were all together to celebrate my niece Rylie's first birthday. We were at the beach. Fun times. Great to see all the cousins playing together. I will post pictures of those later in the week!
gotta jet.
probably should get to work!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Let the Games Begin!

So the Olympics have started! As some of you may guess I am going to be glued to the TV for 17 days! The Olympics are probably hands down one of my very favorite sporting events to watch! The opening games were incredible. If you didn't get a chance to watch them check them out online. Ming Yao (NBA player) brought out the China flag with his team. He was walking along side a little boy age 9 who was in the earthquake in May. His classroom was crushed and he lost I believe 10 of his classmates. He crawled out of the rubble and then went back to rescue 2 of his classmates. When asked why he went back his reply was I was the class representative and hall monitor it was my job to go back! Although not an athlete that little boys attitude pretty much sums up the inspiration and dedication all 11,000 athletes in Beijing have for their sport! My favorite sport by far is swimming. I was a swimmer in high school so that is a given. But I will be honest I will watch badminton as well. I think it is thinking about all the time, sweat, money has gone into getting to where these athletes are. All the support of coaches, family, friends,sometimes towns. When the national anthem starts and the medal winners are looking at their countries flag and the look on their faces- just gets me every time! Can only imagine the pride, and love parents have seeing their child up their. wow! Awe inspiring! Love it! So I will be glued watching everything I can. NBC, USA, MSNBC coverage! Now that Tivo is alive and well in the Gurzi household i may not have to miss a thing!!

This summer has been somewhat a lazy summer. With that being said I have become lazy in other areas as well. I am not an overly organized person. In fact, I fly by the seat of my pants most of the time. I do have to have things in order when school starts. We usually have a sport or two gong on as well so I do need to have some order. this summer though I have let things just fall away. Quiet time. I am not in the Word at all! Housework...ugh! I hate cleaning in the summer but I really have let it go. Blogging has started to get few and far between. So I am going to take some of the inspiration from the Olympic athletes and rededicate myself to some of my responsibilities here at home! I will let you know how it goes!

Olympic medal count

USA-1 gold


Tuesday, August 5, 2008


A real quick post today. Makenna has been coming to work with me for the last week and we have been kitting for Scrapfest next month. It has been fun having her with me but I will be honest also a little exhausting! She doesn't stop talking and she is pretty social so I had to keep her focused and not wanting to go and talk with Shelby downstairs or really just go hang with others in the company. Wonder where she gets that from... hmmm.....
Stephanie found this awesome designer here a month or so ago and I always get there emails but I never really put a lot of effort into the website. Until yesterday! I took some time to surf the site and found so much inspiration! It was overwhelming! So I updated my profile and uploaded some layouts. Go check it out and if you haven't signed up over there...Just Do It! while you are at it send me a comment and let me know that you are now a Sister.
I gotta go. Lots to do! Kitting awaits me!
One more thing,
Heart to Home you know that wonderful magazine comes out this week if it hasn't already but you need to know that, they, meaning the suits at CkMedia changed the name again to Holiday Home. It will be at all the big stores, Michael's,Joann's,Wal Mart etc. Go here to see the cover. Not to pat myself on the back but okay I will pat away I have a project in this issue! Although I would say this is the best issue it really isn't. What I mean is that all 4 issues have been AWESOME! I can't believe that the powers that be would not keep this magazine in production! Fools I say. But don't get me started! Stephanie did a magnificent job on this magazine and I know that God has a different path for her because her talent just oozes out of her so I know He will not have her just stagnant for long! Creating she does and creating she will continue to do!
go out and pick up an issue. You will not be disappointed!
Peace Out!

Monday, August 4, 2008

one word

I am going to play this little one word game. I saw this on Lauren and Stephanie's blog and thought it would be fun but never sat down to get it on the blog and then lo and behold i got an email from Kelli with the same one word game so i am taking that as a sign that I should play!

Answer with one word only...copy and add your answers
1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? handsome
3. Your hair? short :(
4. Your mother? faraway
5. Your father?with her
6. Your favorite thing? mac lipsticks
7. Your dream last night? hmmm
8. Your favorite drink? diet coke
9. Your dream/goal? great kids
10. The room you're in? messy
11. Your hobby? creating
12. Your fear? bridges
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
14. Where were you last night? home
15. What you're not? quiet
16. Muffins? not so much
17. One of your wish list items? meet Gwen Stefani
18. Where you grew up? O.C.
19. What are you wearing? bermudas
20. Your pets? Lola Grace
21. Your computer? frustrating!
22. Your life? rick rack
23. Your mood? good
25. Your car? dirty
26. Something you're not wearing? not telling
27. Favorite store? Target
28. Your summer? fun
29. Like someone? many
30. Your favorite color? blue
31. When is the last time you laughed? today
32. Last time you cried?yesterday...Remember the Titans...everytime
Okay so I answered some with more than one word. Kinda hard!
Paste and post your answers on your blog and let me know!

This weekend was really about not much.
Beach time

The sign that fall is soon approaching

Football evaluations were this weekend. I am so glad! This sports mom fan is having a hard time with nothing to take up our time!

We did this on Friday in our backyard! Fun stuff! I will be honest though. Roasted marshmallows do not taste the same when you are not camping! Go figure!
Not alot going on and a very laid back weekend. Not complaining I am just a girl that likes a little more action.