Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Vegas, baby!!!!

Yeah, leaving tomorrow EARLY morning for Las Vegas!! My husband & I have gone every year for the past 5 years or so. We go with the same group, and every year we rent Harley's for a day and go on a day-long ride. Weather forcast is looking good... in the 80's. AHHHHH.
I'll have some pics when I get back!


Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Haunting Halloween!!!

Here's wishing everyone a Hauntingly, Horrifically Happy HALLOWEEN!!!!

Whooo's doing what this Halloween nite?? As for us, we're staying PUT. My husband has been being treated for multiple basal cell carcinoma skin cancers on his face. This has been a series of applications of a strong cream applied over the past 4 weeks, and his face is basically raw. He is now beginning the healing process, but is still in much pain, stinging, itching & discomfort.

So, we're laying low and having another couple over to spend the night with. Our kids are older & are going out for the nite.

So, Happy Halloween, and stay safe!!!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm Here in Virginia!!!

Hey guys,
I'm here in Virginia and went to my FAVORITE stampin' store in VA: Angela's Happy Stamper in Reston, VA.
Everyime I visit my Mom here in VA, I go there, and I am NEVER dissapointed. This time was NO exception, either. In fact, it has gotten even BETTER since my last visit.

I had a ball, and I'm going back in a couple of days again. Hee!

While I've been gone, I found out that I won Blog Candy from Clear Dollar Stamps' designer, Laurie at her blog, Clearly Delightful . Cool, huh!?

I'm also having my latest PTI order shipped directly here.... can't wait!


Hugs, Ree

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Going away for a few days...

Hey peeps!
Just want to let everyone know I'll be going away for 12 days to Virginia. My 88 year old Mom is there, and my sister & bro-in-law live practically next door. They are going on vacation, so I'm going to keep an eye on Mom, and have a nice visit with her.
She has been in the hospital the past 6 days, due to yet another blockage in an artery. They busted the clot out, did a balloon angio and put in another stent. She should have come home over the past weekend, but she started to hemmorrage at the groin area (where they insert the cardio catheter). She ended up needing 2 pints of blood. But she seems to be holding her own, and is trying to recover.
I hope she is coming home, and not to Rehab, but we'll have to see.

Anyhoo, that's where I'll be... and I'll still have access to my computer & cell phone.

Love & hugs,

Monday, October 12, 2009

There's Always Next Year!!!

Yeah, so sad to say the Red Sox are out of the race officially for the season. **heavy sigh**

But... next year we'll be back and lookin' good!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pics from the Red Sox game...

I have a couple of cute pics of me & my friend Kate when we went to the Red Sox game a couple of weeks ago. I've been meaning to post them. Enjoy!

OK, the little face directly to the right and slightly above the R in "Nomar" in the red shirt... is me! LOL!

This is my buddy Kate with our beloved "Wally" the Green Monster! Below is myself with the big green fella!
We had a wonderful time, in Kate's husband's seats right behind home plate. Awesome!
Well, just wanted to share these before it got too late, LOL!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Joey Kramer!

Well, last night my friend Kathy & I went up to Barnes & Noble in Hingham, MA for a book-signing. It was for Joey Kramer's (drummer of Aerosmith) new memoir "Hit Hard". It was lots of fun, and we went out for a couple glasses of wine after.
I started the book today, and I'm really enjoying it...
Hope to have some cards up soon! I gotta find time to play with my new In Color shtuff!

Concerts & Celeb Sightings

Hey all!
Well it's been a whirlwind of a past couple of days, let me tell ya!

I had a last minute opportunity that I grabbed right away, to go to see Willie Nelson, John Mellancamp & Bob Dylan at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI (home of the Paw Sox). We had a great time, here is a pic of me and my friend Heather & her husband Jim... that's me in the middle!

We saw James Montgomery at the bar before the concert.... matter of fact he passed a beer for me to my friend! I didn't know it was him till after!

We just had a blast.... sometimes last minute things turn out to be the best!!!

More later....


Monday, July 6, 2009

Hi All!!

Hope everyone had a fantastic Fourth of July! We had the best weekend imaginable! Down at our cottage in Falmouth (Cape Cod), and we had a smallish party on the 4th. Perfect weather, perfect mix of people, perfect everything! aaaahhhh!

Tonight, I'm going to the Red Sox/Athletics game at Fenway! Super psyched! My friend's seats are right behind home plate. Life is good!!!


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Psyched for a class tonite!!

Hi All,
I'm psyched for a card class I'm taking at Heather's tonite! You might know Heather from her blog, Heather's Ink Pad. There's a link over on my sidebar...
We're making cards from some cool new stamps by Our Craft Lounge. Fun stuff!!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Ponderings Over the Kitchen Sink....

Hi everyone,
Just thought I would share something with you, not very profound, but meaningful.

Recently I have been trying to notice little things, such as, when I am cleaning up the kitchen, and trying to rush thru it to GET IT DONE! So I can go onto something more fun, right??! You all know what I mean, we do it every day.

The other day, there I was cleaning up the kitchen.Well, it wasn't easy, but I tried to be fully in the moment, instead of looking ahead. I realized, and yes I know this is corny, but I realized what I had right then & there. Sure I was doing a mundane task that I don't enjoy. But I have a home, and even though I have to clean it, I'm glad I have it, and that I am able-bodied to do so.

Today, another thing happened as I was emptying the dishwasher, (another thing I like to just get it over with). Lately, I've been looking at all my mismatched glasses & coffee mugs lately, and thinking, ugh--these are just a mish-mash of crappy old things. I wish I had some nice new glasses and mugs, that all matched.

Well today I looked at them in a different way when I realized that they were pieces of who we are, and they all represented something. Like the big golden-yellow plastic Bruins cup: a reminder of some fun B's games... the tiny Guinness glass: when I won the Guinness basket at a raffle at a fun dance... the pair of Michael Collins Whiskey hi-ball glasses: from the wonderful Irish gift basket we've received every year at Christmas from one of Steve's vendors (we all get so excited when it comes!)... the Smuggler's Notch coffee mug: a souvenir from our friends' vacation one year... the pair of Montana coffee mugs: another friend's thoughtful souvenir from their trip... Red Sox cups and pretty blue-streaked wine glasses: also from gift baskets won at the countless hockey fundraisers over the years... a coffee mug from the lovely Brewster Inn in Cazenovia NY: reminds me of the wonderful year Laura spent as a student at Caz... a pink "All My Children" mug: Santa had magically left one for me & my BFF one Christmas!... a goblet from Apple Annie's in Orlando FL : an actual souvenir from our honeymoon!!!

Sappy? Maybe.

But the point is, we all really have a lot to be thankful for, if we only open our eyes to it. I challenge everyone to look at things from a different angle today, and see if you can't see the good in it!

Let me know your thoughts!!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

Crazy day yesterday!

Hi guys! Yesterday was a Crafter's Yard Sale at Bella Art in Johnston, RI, (my new favorite place!) I schlepped all my no-longer-wanted SU sets, and misc. items in the high hopes of selling some. Luckily the table only cost me ten bucks. Because.... as SOON as I got off the highway, and the store was within sight, less than a quarter of a mile away, I got pulled over by a RI State cop! I was apologetic, (he had also pulled over two other cars) and respectful. I sat and waited. He came back with my 95 DOLLAR TICKET, saying it really should have been 300 dollars. So I said thank you (BUT I REALLY DIDN'T MEAN IT!!!) I then started bawling, got to the store and set up. I "made" like 35 bucks, so I'm really only 60 dollars in the hole I guess, and hopefully I won't get a surcharge on my insurance. Maybe not, I'm hoping, since I have no prior speeding tix.
Sooo, not exactly a great day, but... afterward I just had to shop at Bella, and boy lemme tell you, they are an awesome store! (I spent 92$, LOL!) Oh, Lord, forgive me for I know not what I do!! So I guess it was retail therapy for me, huh? I got two new Nestie die sets, 3 stamps, and a new Tim Holts ruler... oh also some Kaiser rhinestones. Fun schtuff!

Have a wonderful night, I'm off to watch the Boston Bruins game 2 of the playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes. BTW, my husband, & I, and our son & his friend were at game one! We won, and it was and awesome night, the arena was filled with energy... a great experience!!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Class Tonite

Hi All,
Tonite is my "Mothers Day/Feminine Cards" class. We'll be making 2 each of 5 different designs. I have six girls coming, and we'll have a good time, I am sure! TTYL!

INCREDIBLE Blogaversary Candy Alert!

Incredible blog candy being offered by Debbie in the UK over at her blog "Passion For Crafts". When I say incredible I mean it! Like, 5 sets of Nestabilities dies,a set of 36 Copic Markers (!), Basic Grey papers, ribbon, flowers, OH MY! But it's only till midnight tonite, so get your lil' behind over there!!! And good luck! Let me know if you win!


Monday, April 27, 2009

My Package Has Arrived!

Well, lemme tell you, I got the most fabulous package in the mail on Saturday! Yes! My blog candy from Chris at 'Scrappin' With A Porpoise' came & I was SUPER excited!!

OK, first of all a set of oval scallop NESTIE dies!! As if that weren't enough in itself, the box was brimming with other goodies: from Inque Boutique- the 'Always In Bloom' paper pack & a coorindinating ribbon assortment, their Felt Embellishments & Cardstock Stickers in both 'Cabana' and 'Memoirs' and a pack of Mini Felts in 'Isn't It Romantic'; from Creative Imaginations- a chipboard Gift Card Holder, from Club Stamp- a pack of matchboxes ready for embellishing, from Club Scrap- a pack of 'County Fair' 8 X 11 paper, and last but not least, from Colorbok- a pack of Folio Closures.
I cannot thank Chris enough. Except maybe to encourage everyone to go to her site, http://scrappinwithaporpoise.blogspot.com/2009/03/giving-away-blog-candy.html where you'll find the mailing address, and send her dear Mom a card. When you're not feeling well, receiving hugs in the mail are so uplifting. So, go ahead and help out a fellow blogger & make her Mom happy!

Have a great day & stay inky!!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Can you believe it? I won more blog candy!!

OK, this is just amazing! I won more blog candy! This time, from Gina K Designs. It is Melanie Munchinger's newest set, "Wee Tees". Check it out here: http://blog.ginakdesigns.com/2009/04/19/preview-day-1-part-2.aspx

Did I mention how excited I am????!!!

Monday, April 20, 2009


Blog Candy Alert!!
Bev's blog, "All The Things I Love", is quite an inspiring site, you must go check it out! And, Bev is giving away some amazing blog candy! Good luck, and enjoy her blog!!!


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

OK, I wasn't real happy with the color of that signature, so here goes again!


My New Signature

I just got myself a signature & I'm trying it out! Hope you like it!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another Blog Candy Alert!!!

Hey, here is yet another Blog Candy Alert! Go to http://mycardz.wordpress.com/ and check out Mary's blog! She does some amazing work, and I'm inspired by it...

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter! And... I WON BLOG CANDY!!!!

Hi! Hope everyone had a very Happy Easter. I just found out that I won the blog candy on Chris's "Scrappin With A Porpoise" blog!!
What did I win, you ask?????? Well..... I don't know yet!! Chris tells me it's a SURPRISE! The suspense is killing me, I hope you know!

As soon as I receive it... I will let you know!

Hugs, Ree

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!

Blog Candy Alert... over at Scrappin with a Porpoise! Go check it out at http://scrappinwithaporpoise.blogspot.com/2009/03/giving-away-blog-candy.html . Chris's mom is going thru a tough time, and she's requesting cards of encouragement be sent to her. Mine's in the works!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Copic Certification

I'm so excited! I am all registered for the Copic Certification class!! It's Saturday, May 17 at the Crop Shop in Rockland, MA. Can't wait!!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring Fever...

Hey, I don't know about you, but I'm getting ready for SPRING!!! Put out a Spring flag today, with bright yellow daffodils. I consider daffodils and forsythia a wonderful first sign of Spring.

I have a wonderful memory of this, when my daughters were 4 1/2 (Laura) and 3 (Meghan) way back 17 or 18 years ago!!! The girls were attending the same pre-school, and the Spring theme was very exciting and fun. One thing they were focusing on was "forsythia" bushes, which are everywhere here in New England in the Early Spring, such a welcome sight, with their bright yellow blossoms! The kids were making drawings of forsythia, using tiny scrunched up bits of bright yellow tissue paper as blossoms on the forsythia "branches" drawn on the paper. The word of the week was definitely "forsythia"!!!
Well, driving home one day after picking them up from school, we made a game of spotting forsythias along the way. When one of us saw a forsythia, we'd shout out "FORSYTHIA!!" :o)

After a few miles of this... Meghan says... and mind you, she had a lisp..." Jeeth, God made a lot of forsthythia!" translates to : "Jeez, God made a lot of forsythia!" LOL!

Needless to say, it's always been a fave memory of mine... maybe you had to be there, but it was funny at the time!

What a welcome sight these lovely yellow blossoms are, though, are they not??!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy 2009!

Hello all!
Just want to say hi, and hope that 2009 brings a year of good health and happiness to you all.

I intend to join the blog world this year, with a new gusto!