Monday, June 15, 2009

I Am Like A Cat!

Here's another one of these quizzes! I don't know why I like these things, but they are fun!

You Are Like a Cat

You are independent and a bit stubborn. You are content to do your own thing.

You are curious about the world but still an individual. You prefer to be a solo explorer.

You enjoy your alone time, but you also like some quiet company from time to time.

You crave companionship, even if it means just spending time in the same room together.

Okay, so let's see how accurate this one is!

You are independent and a bit stubborn.

I think that this is pretty accurate. I am a very independent person, and Trey could probably tell you how stubborn I am.

You are content to do your own thing.

As strange as this may sound, and as much as I love my family, but I crave/need my alone time. It makes me happy to chill in my scrap room. I love just playing on the computer, editing photos, and scrapping. It is essential to my well-being!

You are curious about the world but still an individual. You prefer to be a solo explorer.

I don't think that I agree with this. I do enjoy my alone time in my scrap room. But when I am out exploring, whether I am on a hike, out taking pictures, or even out on a walk, I really love having my family with me. Liam loves the outdoors, and Trey is great about pulling over and stopping anytime I ask, just so I can get a photograph!

You enjoy your alone time, but you also like some quiet company from time to time.

I don't know if this is true either. I do like company, but my family and friends are far from quiet, and I don't mind it a bit.

You crave companionship, even if it means just spending time in the same room together.

This is very true. I am quite content to just be in the same room with my family. I would actually like scrapping in the same room with them, but my child is way too destructive. I also don't want him swallowing any of my buttons, flowers, or brads. LOL.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


So I took this quiz and here are the results!

You Are Rain
You are dark and dramatic. You tend to be a bit over the top.
You have strong emotions and they can change quickly. You are tempestuous.

You are wild and unpredictable. You tend to overwhelm and surprise people.
While you are aggressive, you are also a homebody. You don't really care for physical activities.

So let's see if it's true or not!

You are dark and dramatic. You tend to be a bit over the top.
You have strong emotions and they can change quickly. You are tempestuous.

I can see how this might be true. A doctor once diagnosed me as bipolar, and I really hate that term. I prefer to think that I am just set in my emotions, lol. There is no middle ground. I am either wildly happy, or crazy. With the exception of a very few times a year, I am almost always a raging ball of sunshine!

You are wild and unpredictable. You tend to overwhelm and surprise people.

I am a bit wild (not in a party type of way), but in a I want to be the center of attention and make everyone laugh kind of way. I also like to do shocking, inappropriate things that make people think I'm crazy, lol. But I am a bit predictable, I like things to be the way they should be. I can be overwhelming at times, but I don't think that surprises anyone, they are use to me by now.

While you are aggressive, you are also a homebody.

I don't think I am that aggressive. I like to joke and have a good time, but I have never really chased after guys, or anything like that! I am definitely a homebody!

You don't really care for physical activities.
Okay this is definitely true. I think this quiz was a really good one, because they asked this question,
"Do you like physical activities?"
and I said,
So at least they got this part right, LOL!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Greatest Achievements

Our latest blog challenge is: What is your greatest your eyes what do you feel you have done in your life that you are the proudest about?

I have done many things in my life that I am proud of. Some are big and some are small. I have also done many things in my life that I am not proud of, but thankfully, that's not what this blog is about.

I have done a lot of volunteer work. Everything from school oriented volunteer projects, church volunteer projects, community projects, and even small things. I think I am prouder of the smaller things. Things like stopping and picking up the trash that people have left on the side of the road. Things that never get recognition, but I hope that I am setting an example that my son and future children will learn and live by.

I did four years in the military after high school. I am very proud of this accomplishment. I can remember getting my ass handed to me in boot camp, and thinking that I would never make it, and I did. It's still really wierd when people thank me for my service. I didn't make near the sacrifices that many other military members have. Many of our soldiers have given their lives for our country. Many mothers, fathers, children will never see their loved ones again. While I don't feel like a hero, I am proud that I did something that many people never thought I could do. Not only did I do my time in the service, but I enjoyed it. I met so many remarkable people, and I learned so much.

There are many other things that I am proud of. I have always made good grades. I am a pretty good friend, although I probably don't keep in touch as well as I like. I'm a good person, and I don't like mean people, or bullies. I stand up for what I believe in. I try very hard to not be judgemental, and to be understanding. I am good to Trey, and I'm a good mother.

All of these things make me proud. But none of them are my greatest achievement. As cheesy as this sounds, I think that my son is my greatest accomplishment. Having a child is a huge responsibility. Choosing to raise a child, and teaching a child right from wrong is a huge role. Being the person that a child looks up to is an overwhelming duty. While as a parent, there are times when a person cannot control the person that their child becomes, most of the time a parent can control that. At some point a parent is no long responsible for the person that their child is, but to a certain extent they can steer their child down the right road. I think that Liam and even any future children will be my greatest achievement, if I take the role of parenting seriously. My actions are important. I know this is terribly cheesy, but this small, little boy is everything that I had ever hoped for and wanted. He is a miracle, and he has changed my entire world.

In The Event Of A Natural Disaster

Our latest blog challenge at is: If you had to evacuate your home because of a natural disaster, which of your possessions would you bring with?

So here goes my list of things to bring with me in the event of a natural disaster. This list is in the hopes that we actually have time to pack up our stuff. In the event of an immediate evacuation, my list would be much shorter.

The first things that I would bring would be my most prized possessions (lol). My beautiful family. My mom would be included in this list, since she lives with us now.

Another prized possession, would be my bear Rupert. Rupert was given to me in the 10th grade. My guy best friend and I decided to exchange presents on Valentine's Day, because both of us were single. I gave him a cross stitch that I had made of Tasmania Devil (his fave), and he gave me Rupert. A few months after our gift exchange, my dear friend Kevin committed suicide. I am lucky that I have Rupert to remember Kevin by. He goes with me everywhere!

Another thing that I would take with me is my camera. It's a passion, and what I use to document my life.

There are many other things that I would take. If I had the room my computer would go, because of all the valuable files it holds. If there was no room, then I would take my external hard drive and all of my data cds and video files. Trey would insist that we take one of his video game systems. Pretty much the only things that I would be considered about our are personal items. Everything else in our life that can be replaced is not really a priority. Pictures, mementoes, things of that nature would be the priority!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Road To Nowhere.

Today, Trey, Liam, and me decided to go to the "Road To Nowhere." I hadn't been in years, and I knew that it would be a nice walk.

The Road To Nowhere is a historical attraction in WNC. It is a road that was started in 1943. Back in the day, when the US government decided to build a dam for WNC they needed land. They asked the local landowners (Native Americans) to sell their land at unreasonably low prices. Some complied and some refused. When people refused, the government condemned their land and took it anyway. It was pretty darn shitty, but people are continually hurting other people, so what else is new, in this world.

The government promised the people two things...
1. reimbursement to Swain County for flooding the road (Hwy 288) and
2. to build a road that would give the people who were forced out access to the 28+ cemetaries that they would no longer be able to reach.

Over the years, people have promised that this road would be finished. It is now 2009 and in the same shape it was in, while I was in highschool. It's a pretty sad story.

Here are some of the pictures from our trip today!

This is some graffitti that was inside the tunnel.

Here are some pictures of the tunnel. That's little Liam in his stroller.

This is the spot where the road ends and it becomes soil and dirt. Past that there are some really good hiking trails.
In total, I took almost 300 photos today. Some I loved, some were so-so, and some went straight into my recycling bin. Here's some other photos I took today.
As part of a challenge on, I took pictures of some doors today.
I also got some pictures of these really pretty daisies. My favorite flower.

I also got this really cool shot of a dandelion!

Monday, June 1, 2009

My Scrap Room

As usual, I'm a horrible updater. Anyways I spent a good part of May reorganizing and cleaning my scrap room. I never knew what I had (and I have a lot of it, lol) and where it was. Here is my new and improved scraproom. Now all I need is another Basic Grey Magnetic mat, so I can work on my 2 page LOs at one time, and a clip it up. I am still on the fence about the clip it up....

This is the right side of my craft room. My computer sits right next to my desk so that I can watch TV (it's got one of those channel tuner things). On my craft desk I keep my embellishment center, my making memories turntable thingie where I keep my most used tools, a basket that holds pens horizontally, a basket for misc. stamps, and another basket that holds different products that I might use in hte near future. Under my desk are 12x12 Sterilite boxes that hold different things.

On the left side of my room, I have a wire rack for solid color cardstock, more sterilite boxes that organize embellies and such by color, two sets of pegboard, a changing table (I love this thing) that I use for cutting and my sizzix die cuts, and a smaller desk with my mini sewer and a basket for paper scraps on it. The drawers of my changing table hold my punches, sizzix die cuts, and acrylic paint, and some other misc. things. I keep all of my completed pages in the white boxes, because I don't have any albums (I have no idea what kind of album I would like to use).

My collections of patterned papers (another addiction) are housed in huge sterilite boxes. I use to keep them out in the open, but Liam has decided he likes to tear patterned paper the best. I seperate each collection into 12x12 plastic envelopes, and when I have scraps I leave them with the collection. I am not much on picking papers that match, so it helps me to keep everything together.

So here's a view of all of my patterned paper collections, I know it is shameful. Trey calls me a collector. Along with the smaller collections (basic grey, I keep my larger pp pads in here as well. I have made a vow not to buy any more of these boxes, and I can't buy new collections until I use up some of the ones I have. This way, I don't constantly have to find ways to expand.

My pegboard holds most of my embellishments. Like my patterned paper, I have too much of pretty little things. It also holds my smaller acrylic stamps (prima stamps, studio g, etc..) I try to keep only lighter things on here, because I don't want my wall to fall apart, lol!

Under my desk are my sterilite boxes. I have my drawers organized into: adhesives, circle cutter and coluzzle, tools (hole punches, crop a dile, rulers, wire cutters), stamping stuff (ink pads, blocks, and embossing powder), foam stamps, pazzles stuff, stitching stuff, scrap ribbon, border punches, magazine clippings, misc stickers (that would work well with cards), blank cards and envelopes, die cut punchies, foam and felt punchies, acrylic shapes and chipboard, alphabet letters (I actually need two drawers for this, but thickers smush really well), and a drawer for all my journaling blocks (another addiction).
On one of Trey's bookshelves I have several different glass jars for flowers and one specifically for lace ribbon.
Next to my filing cabinet that holds my small solid paper sorted by color and our bills (I don't like that drawer) is a small table that holds my Pazzles. This tool cost a lot of money, but it was such a great investment. Not only will it cut any true type font, but you can buy or make designs that you can cut on here. I wish I was artistic enough to make my own, but I usually buy a lot from This bad boy will also cut thin chipboard, acrylic, felt, and vinyl. I usually spend a day cutting up all my scrap paper into little punchies that I can just add on my pages, later on.

Well that's my scrap room. It's not fancy, and it doesn't really coordinate like some designer scrap rooms, but it's all mine and I have a ton of room. I'm not sure what I would do if I had to fit all this stuff in a smaller space, lol. Hopefully when we move out of the house we rent, and buy our own place we will still have room for me to have a scrap space! Thanks for visiting my blog!