Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Love spreads quickly doesn't it. I have a scrapbook group online that I visit daily, often more than once or twice ;) and they really have become part of my family. I have been going there for 2.5 years already...time flies I tell yeah. We chat, we laugh, we rant, we curse (when needed) and we cry together. Well today is a cry day. Our dear friend K lost her husband. He had a brain aneurysm and then a heart attack. He is gone and she is left without him. So that makes us all cry. K has decided to give his organs, which is THE single most loving gift a person can give, ESPECIALLY that it is given in the face of pain and grief.

If I had one wish today it would be that I could give K a big hug right now. Nothing else really matters in the end does it...nothing but our love for each other. Thank you Mason for loving our friend, your friend, your wife, your best friend, your lover....we will all remember you and we will love her!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, December 7, 2009


So recently life has been great. I know I know...can you believe I am saying that my life is great! Don't get me wrong...I (we) still have ALOT of shit going on....but it's more manageable. I think it's manageable because it's getting farther and farther away from my everyday and my emotions. Every once in a while I get "hooked" onto the emotion of it all....but I still have Danielle in my back pocket to help me find my way off the "hook". For which I'm grateful!!

Also...I'm 100% sure that having a loving, caring, supportive boyfriend helps! Can you believe I have had a boyfriend for over a month now. I can! I deserve it! He is super fantastic....and not too bad to look at either! ;) And he doesn't mind the kiddies around...so win win ;)

I have also come to the conclusion in my life that change is good. I like changes actually....not that I want to do them all the time...but the occasional life change...not so bad. No one will ever be able to stand up at my funeral and say that I was a straight line girl and that's the way I like it! Roller Coaster's are a good thing ;) lol

Life is great...life is exciting...life is for living!

Love yah! ;)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I've been scrappin' and here's the proof:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Blog Candy

Check out this blog candy!! and her work is amazing...have fun looking!


I'm off to scrapbook....will share more later ;)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I have a boyfriend & I scrapped - the good life!

Wow it's been alooooong time since I posted on my blog. So many new things in my life!
The most important being I have a boyfriend! His name is Eddy...he is nice...he is caring...he is a hottie!! What more could a girl want?? :)

Second most important...I got some mojo and scrapped last night! Lynnette put up a blog online so I went and had a gander....nice stuff....got inspired. So I scraplifted...yes I'm a lifter...Hi my name is Lisa and I scraplift :)

That's it for now...I promise to be a better blogger ;)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


I hurt everywhere!! I didn't know it was possible for your eyelids to hurt! I rolled out of bed this morning to get Harley his blanket (that fell off his bed) and my abs hurt...I actually said "ouch". Wonder why I'm hurting?? Cause like a crazy person I have decided to get really healthy. I'm tired of wondering if I look good to the world...I want to know I look good....for me! Does that make any sense at all?? I'm telling you I think I have officially lost my mind. Yesterday was the first day of abs. I went over to Kris's house (my great lovely FRIEND) lol...and she tortured me. NOT the out loud torture....no...that would be to easy for me to rebel....but the quiet...it's gonna hurt like hell later...glad I'm not around torture. But she is such a great friend...she is doing it with me. You should have heard us on the phone this morning....for once we weren't bitching about the men or the little people that have descended on us...no we were bitching at about how much our bodies hurt....and planning our next day of it....see minds lost!!!

So I'm sitting here on the computer doing my computer stuff....trying to dance in my seat to the music...but that hurts too....I think it's time for some lunch....tuna & celery...YUM....note to self "skinny feels better than chocolate tastes"....right ;)

Love yah!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Hi everyone! So I sent my resume. Yup, it's gone into the mail system to hopefully land at the Victoria Police :) Yes you read it right, I've always wanted to be a cop. Here's to hopin' :)

My wrist is feeling much better. The kids & I have been having fun with shutter shades and camera's! I'm walking and can't wait to incorporate some upper body workout! :)

Life is good.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Been a bit

Update....I've been keeping with my Boulder Hill walk which so far has helped me tone and loose 5 lbs! I had incorporated a new 21 day challenge to myself: upper body workout. BUT yesterday I went for a check in with the plastic surgeon about the cyst in my left wrist and she cut it out right then and there. So with a cyst the size of a grape coming out and left with 4 stitches and a whole lotta pain, well the upperbody workout is put on hold. Same with the walking as it will make my blood pump tooooo much!!! ouch! So I rested yesterday and today then walk tomorrow. Stitches come out next week and then I'll start my new challenge over. :)

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Just wanted to post a quick note and say "I got 100% on my exam!!"

You read it right!! And I was the only one in the class to do it! I am very proud of myself cause I worked for it. I have been participating in Rhonda's challenge, walking everyday is my thing, which in turn has helped clear my mind and make me STRONG!! If you haven't alreadyyou should check it out...we can all start a 21 day challenge anytime we want! Everyday is a 1st day!


Cheers...and wish me luck with day2 :)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

week so far

Well my week has seemed very crazy so far. Monday I did some studying, then went on a great lunch date. But I had a scare with the kids after school. Zoe & Harley didn't come to the bus stop, the whole bus didn't show? I freaked out. Called the school. They called the bus company and the bus told them they never got on the bus. Then the principal said they weren't at the school. To my reply "then where the hell are my children?" (sorry but appropriate) They called the bus company again and apparently the bus was broken down at another school and the driver just decided the first time to not call out there names!!! So they were there. I drove straight to the bus and when I saw those two faces walking towards me I have never felt so relieved!!! Thank you lord!

So the rest of the week seemed ok compared! lol. I've been walking everyday. The kids are spending this weekend with my parents, I am taking a mini vacation! I'm bringing my runner's though so I can still get in a challenging walk!!

I have a first aid course today & tomorrow....so not sure when I will catch up with photo's. I have everything printed off just not "made" :( But I'm sticking to my "thing" which was walking....so I'm still proud of me....and I will get the journal done!!

On Rhonda's blog she gives inspiring quotes. One of my favourites given to me by Tammy from my online group:

"Don't make someone a priority when they consider you an option!" love it!

Have a great few days!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sat. & Sun.

Weekends...I like them but don't like them. See I'm a REAL routine girl. So the weekends kinda throw me a bit. But I'm getting used to them again. Let's face it the summertime is like one big weekend! lol. So I walked yesterday morning, thank goodness! Cause the rest of my day went right down the pooper! I just felt miserable emotionally. I think cause I had kept myself up so high for so many days I crashed. But I did have a physical reason to crash (girls ;) ) so I just let it be that and knew that it wasn't anything else that was going on in my life. At the advice of my bff I went to sleep and woke up this morning feeling much better.
Having my tea....then off for my walk....then to my scrap room to create my 21 day page and a card for Gloria's challenge.
I'll post pictures later :)

Friday, September 18, 2009


ok ok walk is done....I actually growled walking up that dumb hill today! lol...and then my foot started to bleed....so I laughed cause the universe was like "you want dumb lady? I'll give you dumb"....so then I got over it...and started to feel strong again!

I need to find a popcan. I want to try the technique that Kristen showed us awhile ago on my scrappy group. Hmmm....off to play ;)

don't wanna

I don't wanna walk....my hips hurt...my knee hurts....I wanna stay home and play all day with my scrappy stuff....and it's raining again. Dumb rain....dumb challenge...dumb walking. :P

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Day 10 today....not yesterday! lol

Well today is day 10. I think today was the easiest day hands down! I think it's because I'm starting to also feel the strength inside me not just outside me. I think it also lifted my day to look on Rhonda's blog and see that I won the gratitude journal!! So great for my next 21 day challenge :) So I walked the kids to the bus and kept on going. I got home from Boulder Hill by 9:18. Which meant I have tonnes and tonnes of time for me!
My friend Trish has been sorting and cleaning out her scrap room....and boy is it amazing. Generally I think I'm a pretty organized clean person....but some "area's" of my scrap room bug me. One of them being my ribbon. It was in two boxes, tucked up on a shelf....hardly ever used. So today I got "Trish inspired" and got at it. I'm sure you have all seen the different ways people store their ribbon online. I picked the way that I think will enable me to "see" my ribbon so I can start to use it!! Lord knows I like to hoard but come on! ;)
It started out as this:
and has become this:

I like it. I am hoping I will use it more!
Day 10 over on Rhonda's blog is amazing. The quote reads "Live out of your imagination not your history"!! So me. So what I need right now. Is this girl a mind reader?? hmmm...lol. Thanks girl!
I'll post today's page with tomorrow's...you know to save on blog space ;)
love yah!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Day 9 (not day 10)

Day 9. I must admit when I woke up I thought....this stupid challenge to change myself is dumb! lol...I just felt like "urgh...do I really have to climb that hill again?" But then I came online to my usual spots and saw Rhonda's word for today "enthusiasm"...which made me roll my eyes frankly....then I thought "how the heck am I going to get enthusiastic about climbing that dumb hill when I don't want to?" AND to top it off it was raining. "Dear Lord help me now" I thought. So I dropped Summer off at school, dropped Harley & Zoe off at the bus stop, went home and changed, lugged out my rain/running shell, grabbed the poor dogs (they are little hair balls) and off I went before 8:30. I figured the sooner the torture was over the better. As I'm walking to the hill the little bits of gravel are flicking up into my socks, I'm getting wet, my hands were cold, the dogs were wet & dirty, I was just plain miserable. It actually took me until I was up the last hill on the way back that I realized I needed to release this misery I was sitting in. I was there doing this for me, to make myself stronger and I was miserable!! So I got to the top of that Boulder Hill and I mustered up every bit of enthusiasm that I had and started YELLING!! lol....I yelled out every frustration I had...everything I wanted to yell at my ex to his face and can't, I yelled!!! Thank the lord it's out in the middle of a highway! lol And you will never guess what happened...it stopped raining. By the time I was home I was happy and the sun was shining! Gave the dogs a quick rinse off...and got on with my day! Thanks Rhonda...I needed your word today! Even if you have to fake it at first...it usually leads to the real thing ;)

Boulder Hill going out and up.

Boulder Hill going up/back home (this is a highway overpass that I walk over and back each day) it is a very steep hill!! Trust me...you don't want to walk it! ;) For my day 9 mini album I wanted to strengthen something that I find weak about my art. My doodling skills. I wasn't in "love" with my outcome...but it's practice.

I wanted to take a picture of myself today to prove I'm getting stronger...you can see it in my eyes and in my smile :)

Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

7 & 8....staying the course!

Staying my course I am. I can feel the strength in my body....just can't see it yet. Which is a challenge when your trying to stick to anything...when there is no visible results yet it makes it tough. But like I said I can feel it so I keep at it. Also when I'm out there walking I can feel the changes happening in my mind. It is really making me stronger inside & out! Which I love! I do love my body! I just want it to be stronger...for me...for my kids!
Day 7
Day 8

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Day's 3-6

Sorry it took me so long to post days 3-6. Here they are.
Day 3 I used a page out of my journal, I love the color's and I liked how it was a pocket that enabled me to add in extra pictures of Boulder Hill aka: my daily torture!

Day 4:

Day 5: I used a vinyl pouch to add in some of the stuff I got at the Victoria Police recruitment seminar.Day 6: Action! I realized today that action doesn't always have to be big life altering action...even little bits of action go along way!! :)
Till tomorrow xo

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Blog Candy!

Vanessa is having another blog candy!! Check it out! While your there check out here AMAZING cards!!!


Hope your inspired!! and hope I win! ;)

Found another awesome blog candy!! Laurel has reached a big milestone in her life and wants to celebrate with candy!! :) Have a look....but like V's candy...I hope I win! ;)


And yet another! http://sweetncrafty.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-blogoversary-candy.html#comment-form

and YET another!! tis the season for candy! ;)

sorry I have yet to figure out how to post the little picture link like the rest of you out there in blog land ;)
Good luck everyone!


ENERGY - That is today's word for the 21 day challenge. It's a good day for me to focus on Energy!! I need it! I have it! This is day 5 of my changes! I will hike Boulder Hill later on today because this morning I have to get the kids to Crown Isle to meet my mom. She is going to take them to their soccer games while I go to the Victoria Police recruitment information session!! So excited for that. See need Energy to pull all this off in my life! So that is what I'm going to focus on....the things I have journalled about! I have completed pages 3 & 4. Will do 5 later today as well (I'm hoping to get some bib's & bob's at the session that I can include), then I will take pictures and post!

If you missed the 21 day challenge check it out!

I'm sure I've said it before...maybe I haven't blogged it....anways...the 21 day "thing" is about changing something. "They" say that it takes 21 days to change the information highway in your brain. Every habit you have, every similar reaction is because your brain is literally little "highways" that the information travels on....well the information travels the same route every single time...hence a "habit". So in order to change the "path" that the information wants to instinctively travel we need to make a conscious effort every time to change the path. After 21 days of making that conscious effort apparently the highway will have altered and a new habit will be born! Neat hey! I've done it before and felt it worked. So I'm doing it again. Changing some major things about me that I realized were me! That's the gist of it!


Friday, September 11, 2009

21 days challenge results so far

Here is my day 1 & 2. I started this on day 3 so I had a bit of catching up to do. I am going to get day 3 & 4 done today so I'm caught up. The whole process really is a change for me. To make time every single day for 21 days to create a little something will be a challenge for sure...but a fun one! I am including in the journal the process I'm going thru right now as well. I have decided enough is enough with not honouring myself!! So join me for the journey ;)

Day 1 - Cover
Day 1 inside with journalling:

Day 2:

Day 2: flip side
I won't always do two pages per day, but so far that is how it has turned out :)

I'm going to try and figure out today how to post the 21 day challenge link in my sidebar....cause one of my things I'd like to learn more of is how to make my blog a tad bit better....for me! :)


Thursday, September 10, 2009


I used to have plenty of time for blogland, had one of "those" jobs that I basically sat there trying to find ways to entertain myself. At first it was good...but then it got really really really boring. Also some other stuff happened that caused me to leave. So now I'm back at home, searching for a job, and searching thru blogland again.

I've heard before, and told many a friends, about the idea that it takes 21 days to break a habit. I have never actually thought about it as 21 days to create something...neat concept though. Anyhow...I've recently gotten really tired of the way I was doing certain things in my life and have decided enough is enough. So I decided to make some life changes. I hadn't even really thought about the 21 day rule for awhile...then today while I was in blogland I came across a blog that had a 21 days challenge that incorporates art. Which I love. So I'm going to give it a go and wanted to share with anyone who might be reading my blog ;)

I'm thinking it will set my changes in stone! lol...well on paper at least...but it should be a fun journal that I look back on and say "good for you girl" ;)

Here is Rhonna's website with the challenge. I'm not the best at links etc.....so hopefully it works...and yes, that is one of the things I'd like to change...gonna work on figuring out this computer links & printing thing! ;)


hope you enjoy...and maybe join? ;)

blog yah later!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Managed to play!

Well I managed to sneak in some adult playtime! It was actually fairly easy because we had a real "do nothing" week before school started...just to let everyone calm down! lol

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


They say changes are good. I have yet to figure out who "they" is...cause when I meet them I might just sock them one right in the nose! lol....as many of you know...I have had some more changes. When your looking forward at the changes it seems hard and daunting...but looking back at the changes it's not so bad. So maybe I wouldn't sock "them"...maybe I'd say..."can I have a break for awhile" :)
So the main change was households. You got it! We moved AGAIN. Because of reason's I won't get into (or I'd never stop) we moved out of our house and into a beautiful rental. We are happy. It is a home for just me and the kids...well and the two dogs...and the hampster! ;) Here's some pictures:
My favourite part (so far) my scraproom (located in the mastercloset)
The living room
the kitchen area

So between trips to the lake, unpacking and organizing I haven't had too much time for creating. But I plan to change that today. See changes...good changes :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Wow...where did the time go from my last post?? My life has been a roller coaster!! The BIG news is that the kids and I are moving...again...but not far! Just moving up to Cumberland. We rented a new house there. Our house is for sale....and we have decided it's time to start fresh...just for us four...nobody else! We are very excited to move up to Cumberland actually...it's more of a community than where we are now. Of course the major downfall is we won't be across the street from my mom & dad anymore...but we are only 10 minutes away....so we won't complain ;) We make the big move Aug.1st.

Here's some pictures of what we have been up to lately!

June 19th Summer turned 13!!! My baby is getting so big!

Summer graduated from Royston Elementary....she's off to Cumberland middle school next school year. She received an award in language arts :)
It's been hot enough to hang in the pool....my goofies!
I'm not working right now....going on EI....so I can retrain for something in the hospital....so we have had lots of time to hang and do fun stuff this summer....I missed my kids actually....this is us going to Royston Beach one day....we rode on our bikes!

We have had fun so far!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Has a GREAT candy going on....go check it out if you haven't already!


I'm off to get ready for work! Blog yah later!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Been a bit creative lately...don't have too much to chat about...or much time to chat...but this is what I've managed to make :)
Mother's day card for mom:

Layout of Summer getting her first hair dye job:
A coaster I received from Cindy! Its a fridge magnet..I just LOVE the saying! Thanks Cindy!

chat with yah later!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Well that was a busy weekend! :)
Saturday was National Scrapbook Day. So I played a bit in the morning...made two cards for friends birthday's:
Then I went to the ball field to watch a friend play ball. Had a coffee date as well. That went well. Back to the ball field for more ball watching....then to a dinner date....then to a friends after to watch the hockey game. Boy was I bushed when I got home! Dates went well but he's not the one...so that's all I'll say about that! lol

Sunday morning....Harley's cough was changing...it wasn't dry & barky anymore it was flemy...so off to the Dr. we went. He's got bronchitis. So got the meds and perched him in front of the t.v. for the remainder of the day. I was in and out of town to watch baseball. I've decided I'm going to get my umpires ticket. Need to get a hold of Mike (head ump) as I didn't see him to get the rule book on Sunday. If I can't play ball this year (bum arm) then I would like to stay involved...so this is a good option...get to be there and get paid! :)

Came home Sunday afternoon and decided to make this LO for Em's online challenge...which was to use a movie title on your LO. How could I not use my favourite movie of all time: P.S. I love you! :) It worked great for this picture of my mom & I :)

So that was a busy weekend. Now I'd like a nap lol....

Blog yah later....

Friday, May 1, 2009

Grandpa's birthday

On Dad's birthday we took over chocolate cream puff's to celebrate....this is the evidence! lol

Thanks for stopping by ;)

My girls!

Harley's home sick again today...he's not toooo bad but bad enough he's chosen not to go to school. I think this week is just a right off! lol.
So I'm creating again. This one is a LO of the girls....Summer & Zoe. I made them with the knowledge that they would be sitting beside each other in an album...so they flow...but they are individual LO's. Just like them!