Competition Today

The girls did awesome! They won Gold, 1st overall in teen production & they won a special award for most creativity !!!

Will update with pics, have to get to bed! I think Aly has the competition bug now :)

Spring Reading 2008


Time for another reading challenge over at Callapidder Days, click on the picture to check it out!

Susan Wittig Albert on GoodReads

I was so excited to get an email from a Susan on Goodreads. It was Susan Wittig Albert requesting to be MY friend. How cool is that?!?! I had given some of her books 5 stars & she wrote me a nice little message:

Hi, Ginny--I'm new to GoodReads and have just seen the 5-star ranking you gave my book, Rueful Death, in the China Bayles series. Wow--thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll agree to be my friend. Susan Albert www.mysterypartners.com


Isn't that cool :) I really enjoy her China Bayles series, it is a lot of fun & some great facts. You can visit Susan Wittig Albert on Goodreads here.






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The Ultimate Blog Party Begins ~ 2008

Ultimate Blog Party 2008


Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party and to my blog. My name is Ginny. I have been married for 10.5 years. We have two gorgeous daughters, they are 6 & 10. I've been a stay at home mom since January 2002 & love it. Well I guess I'm actually a work at home mom because I do sell on Ebay (sometimes full time, sometimes part time). Before that I worked as a pharmacy technician & really enjoyed it. When I got pregnant with my 2nd, my boss didn't take it well. That is part of what finally made me leave. She had plans for me & baby messed them up, lol. I would like to go back to it one day though.

I love to read & scrapbook. Scrapbooking is actually the reason I started to blog, but it has since evolved into a lot more. I really had no idea how many great people I would "meet" blogging & have made some great friendships. I'm hoping to make even more with this fab blog party! You can also find me on Myspace.

I have a few other blogs that I post to occasionally, feel free to check them out ~ Scrapbook blog, Book Blog & Photo Blog.

Here are my girls! During mid-winter break they made pipe cleaner animals, that is what they are holding :) I lost all my pictures recently, so I'm limited on what I can post.

Here are my top prize choices ~

72 — Webcam
Provided by: Liz
Prize details: Liz at This Full House is giving away a Logitech QuickCam Pro 2000 webcam, she received on her review blog, courtesy of the promoters for Skype.com - a video instant messaging service. The prize is valued at $100.

34 — Custom Tutu
Provided by: Live~Love~Dance Boutique
Prize details: The winner can design their own children’s tutu size newborn to size 6. Visit Live~Love~Dance Boutique to see tutu designs.

117 — $25 Gift Certificate
Provided by: Mommy Bytes
Prize details: Angela with Mommy Bytes is offering a $25 gift certificate to Target.

140 — $20 Gift Certificate
Provided by: MommyDaddy Blog
Prize details: MommyDaddy blog is giving away one $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com.

142 — Ballerina Barrette Hairclip Holder
Provided by: Nissa’s Niceties – Nissa is a mommy blogger who also has an etsy store, Luscious Little Treasures where she sells her handmade princess gear.
Prize details: A Beautiful Boutique Ballerina Barrette Hairclip Holder, customized for the winner.

145 — Photo Insert Tote Bag
Provided by: Expressions Photo Store
Prize details: Carry your memories with you everywhere with a Photo Insert Purse valued at $45 in your choice of colors, donated by Expressions Photo Store, where your memories become unique lifetime treasures.

Nintendo® Wii Sweeps + Auction High Speed Internet 4 Life

So, how much would you pay for High Speed Internet service for life? Charter is going to find out! Starting March 12th, 2008, you can bid on High Speed internet with bidding starting at $10 with NO reserve price set. Charter High-Speed for Life is only available to residential customers within the areas Charter serves. The process of finding out is very easy. You just give them your street address and zip code. If you are a part of the serviceable area, then you create a user name and give some details. Once you are registered, you are also entered to win a Nintendo® Wii™ package. The winner will receive a Nintendo Wii Console, Wii Stand, 5 Sports games ( Boxing, Baseball, Tennis, Golf and bowling), 1 Remote Controller, 1 Nunchuk Controller, 1 Sensor Bar, 1 Wii AC Adapter, 1 Wii AV Cable. You are ready to play, no other equipment needed. No purchase is necessary to enter to win the Nintendo Wii package.

If you are interested in bidding on the lifetime membership of Lifetime High Speed Internet from Charter, the Auction Timeline is:

  • Pre-registration Period: March 5, 2008 to March 11, 2008
  • Bidding Starts: March 12, 2008 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Bidding Ends: March 26, 2008 12:00 p.m. CST



Click Here for a Chance to Win a Nintendo® Wii™!

Month of Stories Tag Book

Found this cool project on Cathy Zielske's blog: Can you tell little short stories, on and off, for one continuous month of your life?. I love this & plan on doing it. I printed out a bunch of march tags (she also has april & may posted) yesterday on white cardstock. Now to get to work, maybe my scrapbook rut will finally come to an end?!?! If you are playing along, please comment with a link to your pages :)

Presenting the "Month of Super Short Stories" Tag Book...

...So here’s the thingie I’m making (with an emphasis on making as it’s not even remotely done). I’m getting everything prepped to do a tag book that will span one month’s time and be a cute little holding pen for random everyday story snippets and photos. I will begin collecting said data on March 1.

...And what are you going to record? Whatever the heck you want to, but the challenge is this: just pick one thing from the day you're recording, and write down a little tiny story about it. The tags I designed for this mini-book only give you so much room to write, so the exercise is all about choosing your words carefully, and realizing you don’t need to write a thesis to adequately capture a moment/story/bit & piece of your daily life.

Maybe you will write about your wild success with laundry on a Tuesday. Or the way you had a massive, institutionalization-worthy meltdown on Saturday. Whatever goes, goes. Just find a way to write a mini-record of one thing from one chosen day.

Wordless Wednesday ~ Frozen Coke

I haven't used my trunk all winter. My husband needed to put something in there last week & look what we found. An entire case of frozen coke. 16 out of 24 exploded! That was a fun mess to clean up.

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Lost all my pictures



Well I lost all of my pictures some time last week. Totally just disappeared, every file! I am so upset. I had a lot of my pictures backed up, but barely any of my videos. I also didn't have any of my ebay pictures, website pictures or any of my scrapbooking files backed up. That includes layout ideas, sketches, digital downloads. I am so so bummed. It is weird, they are just totally gone. They weren't deleted by anyone because my recycle bin didn't hold them. I even tried restoring my computer & it says nothing has changed. Ugh! Now I know to backup everything, even silly web stuff. Of course I do backup all my documents with Mozy & those are still there. Figures, right!

Dress Rehearsal ~ competition


Dress Rehearsal went pretty well. We had to be there at 10:30 for Hip Hop. Jazz Production started sometime after 1, we got out around 2pm.

Aly is really excited!

I didn't get a good pic of Production. Our real costumes aren't even in yet. We are using something from last year, so Aly is borrowing a costume. I'm a bit irritated because we had to pay early & then the costumes weren't ordered early. Really irritating.

The hip hop costumes are hear & look cute. They run weird, tops are very big. Aly's socks are a bit too small. Looks fine on though :)

Webkinz Pet of the Month ~ March, April & May

Webkinz Pet of the month for March, April & May 2008

March (current) Lil Kinz Pig
Check out ebay listings for Lil Kinz Pig



April ~ Pink Poodle (Great Easter Present!)
Check out ebay listings for Pink Poodle



May ~ Panda
Check out ebay listings for Webkinz Panda

St Ives Even & Bright Scrub and Body Wash

I love Amazon's Subscribe and Save Service, use it for a ton of things. This is a great deal right now, St Ives Even & Bright  ...