Monday, September 14, 2009

Still Here_

I know it's been a little while since my last post. It's been kind of busy here for the last week or so but things should be getting back to normal now.

This weekend I spent at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca working as a photo vendor with my hubby. We just got back last night and we are exhausted. It was quite an event.

I managed to score myself a new CF card reader so I was finally able to get Greyson's first day of Kindergarten portrait off the memory card. It turned out so cute! He was showing me his new backpack for the first day of school. He is so proud of it.. because it has Spiderman on it, of course!!

I did some minor edits on it and cropped it down. My absolute favorite of all of them!

The comment form is now fixed!

Monday, August 31, 2009

That was close$

I totally spaced today. Hubbster came home and we were snuggling on the couch and all of a sudden I jumped up and yelled OMG!! You'd have thought a bug crawled up my butt & bit me! I suddenly remembered that I had an eye appt. I looked at the time and I was supposed to be there in 15 min. Oh crap!

My mom must have forgotten too because she was supposed to give me a ride. So, I'm calling all over the place trying to find my mother. I finally got her on the phone, she was in the shower. I literally 10 minutes to get there (they allowed 10 min grace time). She picked me up with 6 minutes to spare. I barely made it.

Phew! Now that that is over. I got a new Rx for new glasses, it barely changed. I've had the same glasses for like 7 yrs now and they are all messed up. Scratched lens and the nose pads are broken so they were tearing up the inside of my nose, especially when it is hot out and my nose sweats.

I got 2 pairs for $149, regular frames for everyday and a pair or Rx sunglasses from Sears. I have to go back in a week to try them on and make sure they fit. I will be so happy to get rid of these old buggers.

Happy Monday!$

Or is it? I have a love/hate relationship with Mondays. I hate them because I have to take the kid to school an hour early and it takes me a few hours to function in the morning, especially when I am recooperating from a weekend alone with kids. Alone with kids... contradiciting but somehow it makes sense. I love them because I only have to walk down to the school once and all the kids come home together. And there's more quiet time for me to clean, yay! *sarcasm*

Today, I have the lovely task of finding a yellow shirt that isn't completely unflattering and black jeans or a skirt or something for a race we are working in 2 wks. This is not easy. I'm hoping I can get away with a black or white top and a yellow cami underneath. Much easier to find and looks better on.

Anyway, I best get going.. I have to leave to take the kid to school in 45 minutes. Have a great day!

Friday, August 28, 2009

So Excited!$

I just bought myself the EA Active for $9.98 with free shipping from Amazon. It was one of the Gold Deals, so it was marked down for like an hour or whatever the time limit was.. I got on with like 2 minutes to spare. I have been saving up Amazon gift cards for this from Swagbucks (a search & win search engine) and I had like $35 in gift card codes and then I just paid the balance.

This thing looks and sounds SO cool, I can't wait for it to get here! It has all sorts of fun stuff like Inline Skating and Cardio Dance. Much more involved than the Wii Fit but it also has games that use the balance board so that is a huge bonus.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tattoo Crazy $

I've been thinking long and hard about what I wanted for my next tattoo and after careful planning and research I thought I had come to a final idea on my design. Well, after talking to a friend about it.. it was stuck in my head and the more I kept thinking about it, the more I wanted something different. All I knew I wanted was some type of flower with 2 hummngbirds as the main image and cherry blossom filler.

I thought I had settled on Coral (trumpet) Honeysuckle, since it is a major hummingbird attractor.  Now, I'm leaning toward purple orchids and I think that this is definate. I think the purple will go well with the soft pink cherry blossoms and the bright colors of the hummingbirds. The type of hummingbird I am looking at is the Ruby Throated Hummingbird. It is a gorgeous green color with a ruby colored patch on the throat, hence the name 'Ruby Throated'.:D

This one is going on my right arm, from the shoulder down to  the middle of my arm.. maybe a little lower so when I wear a tee shirt the flowers will peek through. I also want it to slightly branch off from the shoulder onto my chest. You can understand now why I wanted a slightly bigger flower at the top of the shoulder.

I am really excited about this tattoo.. hopefully, I don't change my mind again in the next 5 months LOL!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nice & Quiet $

I just dropped off Greyson at school. We had a rough start this morning and almost didn't go. I am not feeling so great but I knew if I kept him home, I'd feel worse so off we went. Thank god for nice people! One of the other moms of his classmates, who I met recently was kind enough to pick us up on  the way and bring me back home.

I have so much to do and all I want to do right now is nap lol. Poor Momma. I think I am going to make myself some lunch and go lay down. I am sure I will have more to report later on once the kids get home:D

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back to Basics $

As you can see, I am no longer designing digiscrap supplies but I am going to come back to blogging. If I happen to get a bug up my butt, I may offer up free or cheap alphas because I really do love doing alphas. I will still be scrapping, I hope. I haven't felt like doing much of that lately either.

My youngest started Kindergarten this year so I have a little more free time to write a little something each day. I am back on the weight loss train and I am doing really well. I am down 19.5 pounds so far but I have a lot more to go.

Anyway, I just wanted to post a little something incase someone I know stumbles across this and isn't left wondering what the heck they missed! I hope everyone enjoys the new blog and please excuse the dust while I set everything up. Thanks for visiting!

Friday, June 26, 2009

It's finally here...

Summer that is!

Today was the kids last day of school. Since our school is transisitioning to a Traditional schedule, they will have a full 6 wks off for summer. I am not too thrilled lol. Although, the upside is that I don't have to get up at the butt crack of dawn for a little while. The down side? Well, my sanity will be wavering, more so than it already is *wink*

I am however looking forward to putting my youngest in Kindergarten! What a milestone that will be for me. All 5 boys in school, wow. I've been waiting like 10 yrs for this day to come and it is finally here! I may just end up with a much cleaner house.. don't hold me to that though.

I am not sure what I will do with myself when they are all in school FULL time! It should be interesting.

Anyway, pizza should be here shortly and then I am going to watch a cheesy Disney flick that is premiering tonight with my boys. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Saying Hello..

I was thinking I should try to get this thing going again. There's not a whole lot going on over here. The kids are getting ready to let out for school.. last day is Friday.

We are talking seriously about moving back to Reno. We just need to do a bit of saving and planning and it doesn't seem like it's going to happen for a least another year. I am dying to go now though. I really miss it there.

I am back on the Weight Watchers train. I have been for a few months now. I just didn't want to say anything until I knew I would stick with it this time. I never had an issue sticking before but there was just something else going on with me.. I guess I just wasn't ready. But I have been going strong since the end of February and I have lost almost 15 lbs.

I also have a new obsession I'd like to talk about. They are purses, bags, and various accessories. Not jsut any hadbag though.. nope, I like to be special. Courtsey of a thread at DST, I found this wonderful lady named Shelly who makes custom fabric purses, bags, and accessories. I almost immediately made a purchase, which I am pretty sure I posted about here. Well, since then I ordered a matching makeup bag and a key fob. SO cute!

Recently, I got the oppurtunity to help Shelly set up her Zen Cart store, Pink Punk Boutique.
In exchange, she made me some goodies! She made me a clutch purse and a camera strap for my DSLR. The clutch I will be using when I go to a friend's wedding next month. Ipicked fabric that will match what I am wearing and the camera strap.. well, it's just plain CUTE! She just posted pics of the finished product. I can't wait to get my hands on them.

I'm sitting here plotting my next few purchases because this woman is just so darn talented and I like cute stuff! Yeah I know, I'm easy. I know that I want a tote bag, because I found a fabric that is just SO me that I have to have it on something. And now, I'm being enabled into buying a wallet.. which I actually do need.

But seriously, if you love pretty fabric and purses.. go, scratch that. RUN over to Shelly's site and register in the store. Tell her I sent you.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

ChaCha Info

I know there were some people out there wanting to sign up for ChaCha but they had closed hiring for awhile. It is currently open again for SMS Guides only as of May 15. It will close again soon, So, if you are still interested run over and sign up!!

The link to the application page is

Warning: the pay has changed slightly as there is no more top guide and everyone (SMS Guides only) gets the same sliding scale pay depending on categories of questions but it's still money.

Enter in my email address (blytheevans at gmail dot com) as your referral on your application and you'll get put on my team.

There are 2 tests to take. For the best possible chance at passing them, I urge you to read everything they give you and watch all the videos before attempting any testing. Once you fail, that's it. You can't reapply for that role. Also, the 1st test is timed. It is 20 multiple choice Q's within 10 minutes, if you time out you fail. So try not to do that :)

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to email me at the address above and title it "ChaCha". I'd like to be able to help those struggling financially but it won't help if you jump the gun lol.

Good Luck!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Do alot of Online Searching?

Wanna win money to get cool stuff? Check out SwagBucks, click the link and be my friend and let's earn money together!

Yep, I'm a prize junkie. Bear with me.. I need my fun.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another Addiction...

Yep, I found another one!

In addition to Instant Cash Sweepstakes, I am now addicted to Moola . It's pretty cool, it's a game site where you can earn money by winning games. They give you a penny when you sign up and every time you win a game your bet doubles. To earn more cash you can refer friends (ehem!), take surveys, and fill out offers. The really cool thing is that every time you zero out, they give you a penny to play.

You can also put your monies into your "savings" account so you don't lose it playing. It's a good thing to do when you are bored and just wanting to play some fun games.

Check it out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Instant Cash Sweepstakes

I found this site through a friend the other day and it's pretty cool.

Instant Cash Sweepstakes

You take short surveys (3 questions each) and then you get a prize. You either get some lottery drawing tickets or instant cash. You can take up to 5 surveys every 6 hours. You only need $2.00 to cash out and they pay via Paypal. Check it out and sign up! Then tell all your friends.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Race is On..

The ADSR that is! Season 4 is off and running with the first challenge posted earlier today. My partner and I got ours up and posted over here at our team blog. Come check us out.

I spent the weekend at my mom's house in hopes that I'd actually have some peace and quiet to get some work done.. but yeah that didn't quite work.

One of the kids goes back to school tomorrow and the other three go back on Tuesday. And the prize for this is.. *drum roll please* my sanity!

I bought The Price Is Right for the Wii.. it's cute but not worth the price of a new game. Rent it but don't buy it. The upside is that now I know what Grohe faucets are and their retail value!

Ok, I am off to bed.. have a great night!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Anyone have any resolutions this year? I have one.. I resolve to not make any resolutions this year. Oh damn! See I can't even keep that one.

My son said I should buy a Subway franchise so that I can eat all the Subway I want for ever and ever and ever! Oh the joys of being six. If only life were that simple and if only we could remain that innocent. I do love Subway though.

The other day, my husband brought home another 2 or 3 boxes of microwave popcorn. 180 bags per box. Great right? Sure.. if you have a microwave!

That being said, I have to buy a new one. Which do you have, how long have you had it, and do you like it? Help me out here.