Monday, August 30, 2010

*she believed in me and I believe in her* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all...

I wanted to share our latest challenge for These are a Few of My Favorite Things!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  This time we want to know YOUR FAVE scrap manufacturer!!!!!!!!!!!!! And mine is Nikki Sivils!!!! I 'met' Nikki online a few years ago, when she was just starting her vision of her own company! :):):):):):):):):) And I took the plunge and applied for her brand new DT...and I was honored when she chose me!!! And my title says it all..."She believed in me, and I BELIEVE in her!" :):):):):):):) I was lucky enough to meet her at CHA in January when I went to work with her in her booth...and she truly is as sweet as she is online! And BONUS...she loves Sandra Bullock! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And speaking of Nikki Sivils...have you seen the LATEST blinkie up in the upper left hand corner of my blog??? That's right... click on that baby... and it will take you to the page on Nikki's site where you can grab one too!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! (There are different ones to choose too...scroll to the bottom of the page it links you to and you will see the different ones you can use!) :):):):):):):) And if you are a blogger girl like me and need help posting it on your blog... just send me an email {} and I will be happy to help you out! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) You will REALLY want to add it to your blog too... cuz YOU never know who might be looking for it! *wink* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here are some photos from my BFF, friends and family that were over for dinner last night :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Dani, Me and Nikki (Not the Nikki from above! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Dani and Me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie and Amanda! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie, Amanda and Me singing the Theme Song from "VicTORIous" as seen on You Tube! LOL! :):):):):):):) (YES! I do know all the lyrics...and the ones to ICarly, Big Time Rush, Hannah Montana...can you tell who rules the TV in our house??? LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by... I truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

*some ideas seem good at the moment....* :):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all.....

I want to thank everyone for the well wishes for Brookie...she seemed to be doing better yesterday....could still hear the congestion in her throat, but her spirits were we went and visited with my BFF, her daughter and some other friends.... and since Brookie doesn't "officially" swim yet (underwater I mean....she likes the pool steps and clinging to Daddy...and that is pretty much her limit! LOL!).... it was okay to have her go swimming :):):):):):):):):):):):)

BFF's daughter Amanda! :):):):):):):)

Brookie and Amanda! :):):):):):):):)

She couldn't quite figure the goggles out! :):):):):):):):):)

Brookie and Amanda! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Adam and Daddy having a water war! LOL! :):):):):):):):):)

Brookie, Daddy, Christian (our friends son) and Amanda! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Brookie and Daddy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Amanda and BFF Dani! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Amanda, Dani and Christian! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie and Daddy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Dani, Christian and Amanda! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Adam catching some air! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie, Dani, (Christian hiding!). Amanda and Adam! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Dani and Me! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Amanda and Me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

But....I am thinking that yesterday was a little too much for Brookie, because she was UP a lot last night, coughing and getting sick....... :(:(:(:(:( Soooooooooooo Mom and Dad are pretty worn out from her being up a lot last we decided to stay home today and chill with Brookie as she is kinda still out of it.... hard thing.... you know they don't feel good...then they 'act' like they are better...and then their bodies say other wise after the fact....that's okay though...I know she will get better soon :):):):) And Dani was cool about us missing today's adventure, and they are all coming to our place tonight for all is well at the Tucker-Wolek clan :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my AMAZINGLY talented friend Meri Wiley sent over a "Get Well" gift for Brookie today.....via her hubby!!! Thanks MERI!!!!! Brookie LOVES it! :):):):):):):) And MERI MADE this!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! And its personalized just for her!!! And hehehehehehehe...since Meri has met Brookie IRL.... she knows that Brookie introduces herself as "BrookieWolek"...all ONE that is how it is personalized!!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And the GORGEOUS card Meri made Brookie!!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And seriously...Meri is sooooooooooooo right on what she put on BrookieWolek's checker instructions...while I was taking this photo...Brookie says to Daddy..."I WIN...YOU LOSE!" lol lol...sooooooooo not kidding!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

And MY DEAR friend Lynnda sent me some happy mail too!! Thanks LYNNDA!!!!! She sent me this GORGEOUS card and some FLOWERS she MADE and some YUMMY BLING!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE them!! And CAN NOT wait to play with them!!! Thanks Lynnda....YOUR ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by....I really appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

*strep throat sucks* :(

hi all....

betcha all that you thought I would NEVER have a blog title with a frown instead of Julie's signature smileys, huh???

Took Brookie to the doctors today...and she has STREP THROAT again :(:(:(  And since this is the SECOND time that she has had it in a little over a month...they took an X-ray of her throat and they are going to refer us to an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist to discuss the possibility of taking out her tonsils.... this poor girl...she snores almost as loud as her Daddy (hehehehe...he's gonna kill me for that one! LOL!) and has had bad allergies since she was 6 months as much as I fear yet another surgery for her... this might be the best solution :):):):):):):):):):) But the good news is... since she started her medicine today...she isn't contagious after 24 hours... and sooooooo we still will be able to TRY and visit and have fun with my BFF this weekend (she is visiting from New Jersey!!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is how my baby looked today after the doctor visit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hopefully she has a little more spunk tomorrow! :):):):):):):):):):) Thanks for stopping by... I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, August 27, 2010

* always make me smile.....* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all and happy Friday! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

BFF comes in tonight and today I am home with a sick Brookie :(  She has a fever and sore throat :(  Soooooooo.....hopefully she gets better so we can spend time with BFF this weekend! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Wanted to share really quick that today is my day to post over on the DT blog for Blue Moon RIGHT HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) I made two lo's using the ever yummy Melissa Frances products! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here are the two lo's I made for today's post on Blue Moon! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

For close ups and product info....head over to the DT BLOG for BLUE MOON! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And we are gonna be doing things a little different over there starting Monday :):):):):):):):):):) The DT will have their projects go on the main Blue Moon blog :):):) And was announced that I will be the DT Coordinator for Blue Moon! YAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by....and I gotta go take care of my baby now! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

*you make happiness happen* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

hi all.....

Wowwwwww! Where has this week gone??? Really...I have blinked and its Thursday all ready!!! My BFF is coming in tomorrow from New Jersey...and I can NOT wait to see her!! We have a fun filled weekend ahead of us!! Which of course means MORE photos to scrap! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I wanted to share some new challenges! :):):):):):):):) First is our latest challenge from Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this sketch this week!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I used the ohhhhhhhhhhhhh I want more more more MORE August kit from!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And speaking of!! Take a GANDER at the SOON to be RELEASED September KIT!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh YUMMY!!! I can not wait to play with it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And again...{{hehehehehehehe}} speaking of is my day to post over on the's BLOG!!!! YAYYYYYYY!! I am showcasing the ABOVE lo I made for Sketchy Thursdays...AND AND AND AND I am showing a LO I haven't shown before!!! WITH PINWHEELS on it!!! YAY! :):):):):):):):):) Sooooooooooo if you could head over there to check it out...I would GREATLY appreciate it!! CLICK HERE to GO THERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I also wanted to share my LO I made for the latest song over at Scrapping the Music!!! ITS the B-52's LOVE SHACK!!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love love love love love this SONG!!! Sooooooooooooooooooo fun to dance too!!!! I used a kit on this lo! And I added a flower I got from Tessa's ETSY shop!!! LOVE the colors on that flower!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And before I head out...wanted to share some photos from dinner on Tuesday night...some very good friends I know are in town from Florida for Creative Escape and we met at our usual spot...{{lol...that's an inside joke...sorry!!}} for dinner...Rain Forrest Cafe!! YUM-O!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie and Daddy! :):):):):):):):)

Vicky and Ashley! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Me and Marissa! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

The Girls! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 The family! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by....I really appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)