Monday, May 24, 2010

Another season ends!

We are coming to the end of another baseball season. It has been a rough one to say the least. What is it about parents and all the whining and sneaky business in kids sports. I just don't get it!Jaxon moved up to play in the Juniors division. He is 13 and not that big so when I saw what I can men-children I was a bit nervous. But, he did great and loves playing the game. Sad to see it end as I love watching my kids compete in anything but like I said earlier ready for all the baseball drama to be over and to have my husband back and not have his phone attached to his ear listening to all the whiners!

My niece plays softball and made All Stars for her district so in honor or her I made 2 layouts for her using our sports chipboard embellishments. They are perfect as they are not cutesy and add a perfect element of sporty to the layouts.

On another crafty note I have been surfing a lot of different blogs in regards to decorating on a budget. There are tons of blogs out there that have a ton of ideas, tutorials, etc. One of my favorites is they have redone some furniture that is amazing. That gave me inspiration to refinish some shelves that we had that were pine. I painted them black and they came out fantastic! I love that it cost me less than 20 bucks and made such a big difference in the look. So I have been on Craigslist and am trying to score a buffet or hutch and I will post pictures of when I start that project! Wish me luck!

Have a fantastic day my blog friends!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend happenings

*picture heavy
This was a BIG weekend for the Gurzi household. Makenna's Junior Prom somewhat took over the whole weekend! I am exhausted from all the activities. We not only spent Saturday getting her ready but we then hosted an little after party for her friends. I am CRAZY! I just kept telling myself it is way better to know she is safe and sound after prom then having her at someone else's house. Funny story which seems to be the case with us. Her date had not answered any of her phone calls or texts all week. He doesn't go to her school so she needed to give him the 411 on all the details for Saturday. Saturday at 11:00 Am we still could not get ahold of him. This put Ed and I on high alert and were snapping into action. Since parents don't get to talk with these kids nowadays as they all have their own phones we were searching for his parents phone numbers. Long story short the date finally called and told her his phone had been taken away and his Mom had put it on silent so she wouldn't have to deal with it. Hayden's Mom was so apologetic but I can tell you we were a bit worried. All worked out! Just a little drama to add to the memories. sometimes I could do without a little drama! Other than maybe being a little forgetful Hayden was a great Prom date and they both had a great time. This is my favorite picture. So stinkin cute. Can't believe my baby is a Junior!

They rented a Coach bus for all 25 of them. Gone are the days of a limo for 6-8 kids. They have gone "Big Time" and now need coach buses. Don't get me started!

These 3 and their poses. They are always good for the Charlie Angels pose and their "Sasha Fierce" pose.

This is just part of their group. A great group of kids.

This shot was for me. I made her flower for her hair and I love the corsage and flower together. Matched her dress perfectly!
Best memory of the night... my daughter gets pulled off the dance floor to get drug tested because she is dancing so crazy. She of course tested clean. They just don't know that she is a big ole dork! She won't show me her dance moves but assures me there is no "grinding" moves at all! Oh how I wish I could have been there to see that!

It was a great weekend for her and fun to experience it all with her and her friends. The whole weekend had me thinking about my Prom memories. Something a girl never forgets!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A couple of Layouts

First off I must say THANK YOU to my faithful followers! I can't believe I still have a few of you left! You people are GREAT! The last few months here at Mambi have been extremely busy and needless to say I have tons of eye candy to show you! This layout is out of the "FRIENDS" kit. I love the colors of the and green love it! The only thing I added to the LO above is the pink ribbon. That is one of the characteristics I love about our kits. It includes everything you need to create awesome layouts. And not just one but multiples.This next LO is out of the "sassy" line. Again loved the color combinations.

This by far is my most favorite to date. A little inking and distressing adds a ton of dimension to any layout. Plus this is from my favorite line. Ah man I can't think of the name right now and can't find anything in my office. Ugh!
My most very favorite line to date is about to make its mark in Michaels the end of this week so stay tuned. Some freakin fantastic papers, embellishments, and kits. Oh the colors!
On the home front we seem to be heading into a busy season... End of the school year. Although I will say this when is the slow season??!!! Summer is around the corner can't wait but I shudder at the thought of putting on a bathing suit already!
Love summer and the beach and everything about summer. The slow lazy days I can't wait for. Have you made any summer plans yet?
gotta jet adhesive is calling my name!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Let's try this one more time!

Well if I have any readers still thank you so much for sticking with this neglected blog! I am going to give it one more college try and see how this blog thing turns out. I have been cranking out some good stuff so maybe just maybe I will stay with it! I have no good excuses for you all just that I always feel like I have nothing of importance to say and I hate my camera so my pictures are never just like I want them. So with that said it is Mother's Day this Sunday and if any of you watch The Middle it was classic and a great take off on what Mother's Day is really like at least in my house! My little ol' opinion on Mother's Day...LAME SAUCE! Let's all get together so that we Moms can cook and probably clean before hand to have family over. What??!! In my case let's make it to my BIL house in time to watch the Player's Championship! Ahhhhhh!!!! Whatever! I just want a really great gift and then I don't really mind if I cook on Mother's Day!

So in honor of Mother's Day I am showing a cute little banner I made for my mantle. I used our friends kit and a couple of other soft spoken for added embellishments.

Happy Mother's Day

See you all back here soon!