Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Week #3 - So here are the Dances of the night...in order starting from the WORST to the BEST!!
#8 - Comfort & Chris
#7 - Chelsea & Thayne
#6 - Jessica & Will
#5 - Kortni & Matt
#4 - Courtney & Gev
#3 - Katie & Josh
#2 - Kherrington & Josh
and my FAVORITE dance of the night was...(never thought I would say this...but)
#1 - Chelsie & Mark
OK and my WOW votes for the night are...Courtney and Gev! Even though they weren't at the very top of my list...I thought that this dance was HOT. And her dress!! Oh MY Lordy!
My VOTES to GO are....Chris & Chelsea (I am over them...and pretty over thier partners too but I can only pick two!)
I mean, tell me I rock!!! Cause I do. I was TOTALLY right! Adios Chelsea and Chris!! The only really awkward things is now Thayne and Comfort will be partnered up. Ewww. Till next time!!!
*oh and p.s. DID you see Hok and Dominic!!! Ahhh I LOVE DOM!!!! :)
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
I have decided what my super hero power should be.
If I am walking through a store and I see a chick wearing a cute outfit. I have to squeeze my eyes closed tight...walk backwards three steps...then snap my fingers three times and the *POOF* the outfit is in MY size and in MY closet waiting for me when I get home. Every part of the outfit too (keeping it to the outward clothing only mind you, no unmentionables.) I get the top, the bottom, the shoes, the purse and the jewelry. All waiting for me...perfectly suited for me...no matter what.
Now, you may be thinking, April, how can this power help the world? Well I beg of you to consider the chubby girls of the world.
How much happier would they be if they didn't have to go through the arduous task of trying on clothes that time after time, that don't fit...don't look cute on them...or what have you. Instead they will have a closet full of clothes that look equally as cute on them as on the smaller chicks.
Also as the Super Hero I will be...I can also use my power to SHARE clothes with other gals. So I follow the same steps, only right before I snap my fingers three times I say the name of the person I am sending the clothes to three times. Then they will have the outfit waiting in thier closet.
Now there are a few clauses:
1. I will only be able to use this power 3 times a week, so I have to make them good choices. Otherwise when I try and use this super hero power and I am out of the power it does the complete opposite...only it doesn't so much give my outfit to that person...but it makes me completely naked. I am talking nekked...all gone...bye bye...no clothes. So I will need to use my power wisely.
2. I can only share this power with others 1 time a week. So this time too must be choosen wisely.
3. I have 30 days to wear each outfit 3 times or it will dissappear from my closet. Gone.You see, I wouldn't want to see this power go to my head. I could go crazy with this you know...I need to give myself limitations.
Here I am in the next step of my process. Painting the outer edge BLACK. To match all the frames in my living room. The center part is in a green puffy paint. So it will be a raised surface.
Here we are at step three...adding the swirlies in white puffy paint to the outer edge. It's coming together TO nicely!
and finally step 4, I added some matching green dots on the swirly area to bring it all together. By this point my hand was shaking. Trying make those areas match was TOUGH!!!
Here I am with my masterpiece. Now, just for your information. This will get dropped in a clear glaze and then fired. So my colors will come out really vibrant and dark. So even though there are places where the black now looks grey, that will all change!!!
Now, enjoy some pictures from the rest of the night!! :)
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Week #2 - sorry for the delay in watching, I was a little preoccupied with Cory's birthday on Wednesday...here we go!
So here are the Dances of the night...in order starting from the WORST to the BEST!!
#9 - Susie & Marquis
#8 - Chris & Comfort
#7 - Chelsea & Thayne
#6 - Will & Jessica
#5 - Mark & Chelsie
#4 - Kortni & Matt
#3 - Courtney & Gev
#2 - Joshua & Katie
and my FAVORITE dance of the night was...
#1 - Twitch & Kherrington
OK and my WOW votes for the night are...Twitch & Kherrington! I adored this dance! And Mia Michaels is a flipping MORON. boo her.
My VOTES to GO are....Jessie & Marquis (I just wasn't wowed by them at all.)
So I got ONE out of TWO right for who got voted off. This week, we lost another full couple...Marquis and Susie. They did a lousy job, and I wasn't sure how she made it on the show anyways!!!
Yesterday my dear sweet hubby turned 30 years old. (eeekkk!) He survived the day well and in good spirits. He enjoyed a round of golf in some wonderful weather and then we had tacos for dinner and his family came over for some Wii fun and games! Happy Birthday to you my sweets. I love you for the MAN you are becoming...and I don't think your old at all... :) Cause we are so young at heart!!
Myself and Malorie amused ourselves with the camera...as usual. Here are some of my favorites!
Then the pictures got a little silly:
Mal: Ba take pictures of me doing my jumps.
Me: Ok well start jumping and I'll take pictures.
Mal: Oh yes! (she balls her hand up in a fist pumping it fast in excitement)
Me: Are you ready now? GO!
Mal: These will be my bests ones!
She is the biggest HAM...seriously. She is great! :)
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
So I am eager to share with you how my 1....2....3....3rd business is going! haha! (I am growing an entrepreneurial split personality!)
Well, first let me tell you (for those that don't know) about my other side jobs.
#1 - I have been an Independent Stampin' Up Consultant for about 3 years now. I have thoroughly enjoyed it. Although lately finding customers has become harder. I know that economic times are hard, but I still have my faithful few Scrapbook and Card Maker friends that come to my monthly Club and enjoy purchasing the wonderful products from me. If you are interested, just let me know!!! I would love to show you the products and even get you as hooked as I am on scrapbooking and more!!
#2 - About a year and a half ago I started another side job - Heartscape Designs. It is custom Scrapbooking and Memory Preservation. So far I have had 4 clients and I love doing this, because it is scrapbooking and that is most definitely my hobby! I hope to pick up and start advertising this business more after the summer...when things in my schedule start to die down. However I am available now if you are interested! Just contact Heartscapedesigns@gmail.com for more information!
and finally my last side business...job...whatever.
#3 - eSlick Sells on eBay. Now come on...you gotta admit that's a creative name! haha! Ok I was way more amused than anyone else about the name for this third attempt at extra income! :) Anywho, this business is I think doing the best out of all three for the moment. Currently I have 2 active clients with another one on the way (thanks Terri!)...as well as anything I sell personally on eBay. It is a pretty good system that I am proud of and I am thoroughly organized. If you are interested in hearing more about this, just contact me today! I will send you my business info and we can go from there!
I am hoping to increase clients with these businesses and work hard at all three to get myself set up to still earn some extra income even after we have children!! I am quite proud of myself so far and I am eager to see where it all leads.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
The rule of: Showing motion
That's all for now!!! I will continue learning! But I am pleased with these pictures!! :) Hope you enjoyed my somewhat random post today...maybe something excited will happen soon and I will really have something to blog about. Later!
Friday, June 13, 2008
Some days, I'll be honest...I feel the urge to blog but I am empty. I search around reading random articles on the internet for ideas...I try and remember funny things that happen...and still, at times...there is nothingness.
So I sit here today...blank, but wanting badly to blog. So let's see what happens.
Not sure why...other than because they are so legend...wait for it...dary! But I really miss Britt and Jason! So if you guys are out there reading this...come home...I am bored. And I really want to start planning an AWESOME baby shower for you B!!!
*side note: It smells like poo in my office. It's pretty disgusting.*
So on Monday, Cory and I went to Andrew and Terri Peters house for dinner. (And Bennet, my boyfriend lives there too) We had an AWESOME Supper Tyhme dinner of Orange Chicken Piccatta, Mashed Potatos and Cauliflower and Brocolli. It was absolutely yummy!! *Thanks for having us over! It was a blast!!*
We then played on the Wii Fit...that...was...FUN. I mean some of the stuff is pretty hard...and I am SO totally wanting one now. I mean bump all the other Wii games (except for maybe the Sports package that comes with it) I am all about the Wii Fit. So I have been doing major searching for a good deal!!! The idea was maybe an Christmas present for Cory and I, but who knows it maybe earlier than that *wink wink*!
Oh and I am MAJOR excited about this...I ordered a super cool plant about three weeks ago and last week it finally came in the mail. (Again, I didn't know 10 years ago that I would be this excited about plant life and my garden...but I so am!) Anyways...it is called the "Climbing Shell Plant"I mean seriously...how pretty is that?!?! Well when it came in the mail it was all dischevled and broken, so I had to pot it in a planter and bring it to work to set in my window so it could get the best sunshine possible for the first few days or weeks, whatever it needed. Well this is it now...it is doing SO well. (sorry it's kinda dark...I took it with my camera phone!)
Have I ever told ya'll about how SLOW it is on Friday's here at work? We have a skeleton crew (out of 14 employees, there are usually only about 5-7 of us here.) Almost ALL of the architects are gone, unless they happen to be in for a project. So the majority of the phone calls go to someone's voicemail. This also means there is not much work to do for others, cause they aren't here to give it to me.
So fridays, usually end up being clean April's workspace day. Which isn't too much work, seeing as how I keep my workspace pretty darn clean. I usually catch up on filing for the week (cause I can walk away from the desk without the phone ringing too much) and then I usually take care of some of my own stuff...like paying bills online, BLOGGING, etc. (Not that I don't have the time to do that the rest of the week too, haha!) Today is no exception, unless you count the fact that it is even SLOWER cause our phones keep going out, so that means less phone calls, leading to less work for me. Bleeeeehhhh. But HEY at least it is Friday right?!
*Please note, whil trying to include a picture in reference to the word FRIDAY (searching on google images...I came up with the following* (not at all sure HOW they are connected OR what they are doing in some of the pics, but they are funny none the less.)
Ok my dear people...I have wasted enough of your time. HAHA. Enjoy your FRIDAY!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Not that the world cares what little ol' me thinks...but I know some of my girls do...so I will keep this running throughout the season.
I just finished week #1 of So You Think You Can Dance...it was slightly uneventful actually. Sorry to be a buzzkill but I really wanted to be WOWED by the first night out! The pairings were great I think. Not sure how they do that, but the couples turned out nicely!!
So here are my favorite Dances of the night...in order!!
#10 - Jessica & Will
#9 - Kourtni & Matt
#8 - Comfort & Chris
#7 - Rayven & Jaime
#6 - Courtney & Gev
#5 - Chelsea & Thayne
#4 - Susie & Marques
#3 - Chelsie & Mark
#2 - Twitch & Kherrington
and my FAVORITE dance of the night was...
#1 - Katee & Joshua
There you have it. We will have to tune in tomorrow night to see who gets voted off.
My WOW votes for the night are...Twitch & Kherrington (and they happen to be partners!!)
My VOTES to GO are....Mark & Rayven (I just wasn't wowed by them at all.)
So I got ONE out of TWO right for who got voted off. In the first week, we lost a full couple...Rayven and Jaime. Which didn't bother me too much seeing as how she "pants'ed" him during thier performance! LATER!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
It's ALMOST here!
I am terribly excited!! Even more so now that all the plans are coming together...
We will be staying at the Inn at...
We will be going to see a Dodger's Game...going to the San Diego Zoo...going to Hollywood...and of course...going to the BEACH. (Where the real waves are right babe??)
AHHH I am just so excited! This is going to be an AWESOME vacation!! I can't wait!
So I have always had a mild fascination with photography and beautiful pictures...and as I get older it seems to have grown. Now I am looking into learning more about how to take better pictures. So I have been doing research and reading alot of articles on the topic and today I ran across one...and I decided to challenge myself to find pictures (thanks google.images) that go along with the "Photo-Rules." So here, take some time to learn what I have learned...
#1 - DO use COLOR. Sepia, Black and White, Vivid, Neutral...all of it. They make for interesting pictures.
#2 - DO have fun with perception shots. Like this one below. Perception shots are always a blast to take...they do take practice and patience though!
#3 - DO NOT clutter your background. Take the picture below, when you could have focused on the horse in the foreground, now the background horse is stealing some of the limelight and the viewers attention away from your focal point.
#4 - DO use reflections and shadows in your photo. Look for ways to showcase natures own snapshots. #5 - DO forget the flash. Every now and then use the natural light and shadows in a room to create beautiful pictures. Open the windows, stand in the sun, etc.
#6 - DO draw the viewers attention into the picture. Whether using angles or having the object in your picture look as if it is coming from outside of the picture to the center...it makes for a unique shot!
#7 - DO show motion...find a way to perfect the center focal point while still maintaining the balance of the movement all around them.
#8 - DO remember the rule of thirds. Think of your camera shot as being divided into thirds. Place your focal point not in the center, but in the left or right...the outer thirds of the camera shot. This will also add some focus to the surrounding landscape or background without taking away from the main focus. #9 - DO get close. You always have a focus in any picture, so if you can get close do it. Learn how to use your macro setting and create a full beautiful shot!
#12 - DO keep clean lines. Especially when taking horizon pictures. Keep your lines even with the eye as not to take away from the beauty of the shot.
These are all really great rules...and looking for images to define them visually wasn't very hard. I could totally do this!!! So it is my goal to take one of my OWN shots for each of these rules...and hopefully post them very soon!! Hope that you learned something like I did...and here's to BEAUTIFUL pictures!!!