Tuesday, May 27, 2008

A Time To Remember

Hello lovely blogging friends and visitors,

Yesterday , was Memorial Day. As most of us know, this is the day we say thank you to all the men and women ,who have given up their lives and who continue to do so, so that we and our children enjoy the freedom we have!. I'm so grateful to all of them, and may God bless them for what they've done.

We got up early since Jeremy wanted to march in the parade in our town. It was a gorgeous sunny day, and all the people lined up along the parade route to salute the Veterans and all those marching. Here's Jeremy marching with the town's Little League:

By the end of the parade, the boy was exhausted. We finished at Memorial Park. Everyone was treated to hot dogs, sodas and water. Then they had the ceremonies, and the dedication of the wreaths. It's all beautifully done!

Thank you again to all our veterans!


I participated in Karla and Beth's Birds and Bonnets Vintage Workshop swap. We were provided a beautiful collection of printable wallpaper and images by The Vintage Workshop. We had to create four panels decorated on both sides using the images provided, but we could also use our own collage materials and embellishments. I had so much fun creating these! So thank you so much to Karla, Beth and Amy (The Vintage Workshop) for this fabulous swap. We sent our four panels in, and we'll receive four different panels by different swappers, which will be set up to look like a screen. I'm so looking forward to receiving mine!.

Here are the panels I created, the images are the front and back:

I wanted to create something fun and whimsical, I'm happy with how they turned out. I hope whoever gets them we'll love them!


My goddaughter, Caitlin, just turned One. I created a birthday hat just for her. Every year for her birthdays, I'm going to create a hat, it'll be fun to see how they'll look together down the road. I want her to know that I love her!

I hope everyone has a fantastic day. If you can, do something creative!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Time to Celebrate and Rejoice

Good Monday morning to all,

Yesterday we celebrated Jeremy's First Holy Communion. The ceremony took place at the 12 noon Mass . There were approximately 20 kids altogether, taking part in this important sacrament. Here's the handsome young man himself,

We had to help the kids make a banner for their pew, so this is Jeremy's:

It was a beautiful ceremony, and the church was packed.

Afterwards, we went to a local restaurant to celebrate the occasion. The food was delicious!. I made up a menu for the guests, so here it is:

And for the favors, I wrapped store bought chocolate bars with Jeremy's silhouette image. I love how they turned out.

It was a wonderful day for my son and all those involved.


I participated in Genevieve's Mermaid Swap. We had to create a mermaid using whatever we wanted to use.

My partner was Sammy @ www.sammystuff.blogspot.com, and she sent me two mermaids with gorgeous beadwork, really amazing work, thank you Sammy!

And I sent her a mixed media Mermaid wallhanging:

This was truly another wonderful swap to participate in!

This is all for now, I hope everybody has a fabulous day.

Till next time,



Monday, May 12, 2008

To Be Tagged And To Tag

Happy Monday everyone,

I hope all the mothers had a fantastic Mother's Day yesterday. My family (in-laws) and I celebrate the day before just to avoid the long wait at most restaurants. So Saturday, we went to Charlie Brown's ( a steakhouse) and we had a wonderful time together. On Sunday, I decided to go to the mall, and do a little shopping. I also treated myself to a nice meal at The Cheesecake Factory. My husband and the kids wanted to go to the park since it was a nice day. I had a very nice and quiet time, and got my shopping done!

A few weeks ago, I was tagged by Irma to list six quirks, habits etc. about me, so here are mine:

  1. I only eat the bottom part of Thomas' English muffins, I find the tops not to be as tasty!
  2. I love eating McDonald's french fries with ketchup, and apple pie at the same time, I like how sweet and salty things taste together.
  3. During the Winter, I need to wear socks, in order to fall asleep
  4. I love the smell of gasoline
  5. I can never have too many pens and pencils
  6. I love to eat, but I hate to cook

Here are the rules of the Tag:

  1. Link to the person that tagged you
  2. Post the rules on your blog
  3. Share 6 weird things/habits/quirks about yourself
  4. Tag six others and let them know they've been tagged

So, I'm tagging six friends whom I think may not have been tagged before!

  1. Angela
  2. Fitty
  3. Jillian
  4. Lisa
  5. Sheri
  6. Sonya

Ladies get ready and post your six things so we can get to know you better!

Have a beautiful day!



Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get

The title of this post is from a Peanuts card I bought when I was in Jr. High, I always remember it because I find myself doing too much at once, and if I try to make myself go faster, many times I have to start all over again!. There's so much on my plate right now, that's really overwhelming. However, as frazzled as I may become, I just say to myself, take things one at a time.

So I'm running behind saying thanks publicly to Miss Sandy. I won her 100th post giveaway a few weeks back. And let me tell you, everything she sent, was all a treasure!

She placed everything inside a beautiful box:

Here are my fabulous goodies, I felt and I am, so lucky to have won all of these!

As soon as I can I'll be using these to create all sorts of things, so THANK YOU, Miss Sandy!

On a sad note, Sandy's grandmother, Lucille, just passed away on May 5th. Please stop by her blog to offer your sympathy, she'll appreciate it!

And for the Enchanted Swap, hosted by Sarah, these are the beautiful items I received from Jillian, thank you so much. EVERYTHING is amazing, I love all of it!!

Gorgeous treat cone with one of my favorite candies:

She sent beautifully wrapped chocolates for my kids:

I also received her gorgeous rose paper, and pretty ribbons:

All accompanied by a lovely handwritten note:

You're a fantastic swap partner Jillian, thanks again!

This week is teacher appreciation, today's theme was a handwritten note, letter or card for the teachers. I sent this Thank You banner to Jeremy's teacher:

And thank you to all the wonderful teachers out there!

I was tagged by Irma, to list some quirky things, or habits of mine. I haven't forgotten about it Irma, I'll write about them in my next post. Thanks for tagging me!

Well, now it's time to get off the computer and work on things!

Have a great Thursday my friends,

Hugs and kisses,


Friday, May 2, 2008

Happy 16th Wedding Anniversary

Hello lovely friends in blogland,

Today my hubby and I, are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. We met during our senior year in High School. We didn't attend school together, he went to an all boys catholic high school (Cardinal Hayes), and I went to an all girls catholic high school (Mother Cabrini). But as fate would have it, we met because of a ball going over a parking lot fence!. My brother and Vincent used to play with other kids from the neighborhood on this parking lot in front of our building in NYC. One day, I was coming home from a part time job, and the boys were playing baseball. Just as I was passing by, somebody hit the ball out of the lot and I went and got it. Being the tomboy I was, I threw the ball back with all I had. Needless to say, Vince noticed me. I happened to stop to say hello to my brother who was by the fence. After I proceeded on my way home, Vince asked my brother if he knew that girl. My brother said " sure I know her, she's my sister!". Lo and behold, after that Mr. Vincent would try to find any excuse to visit my brother at our apartment. Little by little, we started talking and YADA, YADA,YADA, here we are 26 years later: 16 years married and three cutie pies!

This photo was taken the day of my graduation, we went to dinner with my family to celebrate.
(June, 1983 )

On our wedding day, Saturday (May 2, 1992)

Expecting our daughter (September, 1996)

With our daughter, Hayley ( August, 1997 )

With our middle son, Jeremy ( June, 2000)

With our three cutie pies! February 2006.

We've had happy times, sad times. We've had laughter, and tears. We had a miscarriage ( a little angel in heaven), but through it all, we've been together. May we continue this way for the rest of our lives.
Happy Anniversary to us!!

Thank you for sharing this special occasion!
Take care and enjoy your loved ones.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Jessi's Childhood Toys Party

Good morning, buenos dias, if this is your first time visiting my blog: Welcome, bienvenida, bienvenue, I'm so excited you're here!. If you have visited me before, thank you so much, feel right at home!

Leave it up to Jessi to come up with something fun to blog about!. At first, I thought what a great idea, but then I realized, I don't have any pictures of me as a child with toys. So I just wrote to her and said I would visit the links of the participants. She is such a doll, she said to me you don't have to have pictures of you as a child with toys. Just google some!
I thought and I thought some more. I used to play with Midge, so I looked up some websites, but I couldn't borrow the pictures because they are copyrighted. I looked on Ebay, but I didn't want to post pictures of a naked Midge, so I discarded that idea.
I loved coloring books as a child, but I couldn't find a picture of a coloring book that I would paint, so that was the end of that!

I was also a bit of a tomboy, I used to play with marbles, homemade kites, baseball, etc.

But then I remembered, I have my mom's old albums and guess what?. I found a picture of me when I was 4 years old with a stuffed poodle, I am so thrilled!. So here it is:

I think this is when my love for french things must have started!
Thank you Jessi, for making me think and remember some things about my childhood that I hadn't thought about in years. But I do remember, I was a very happy child!
Take care, and I'm off to visit the links after all!
Hugs to all,