Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentine's Day

I heart everyone today.

I have to share a story of love with all you moms and daughters (or sons).
Ok so on the way into work yesterday I was listening to NPR and they ran this story that made my heart melt.
At one time it was widely believed that mothers and babies didn't share any cells while the baby was still in the womb. Then they proved that there was cell transfer going on an the mother was left with some cells from the baby in her. It was however believed that not long after the baby was born the cells died off. Then they started doing studies, and the studies showed that not only did they not die off the cells stayed in the mother for an undetermined amount of time. that's right little cells from your son or daughter are still with you everyday. As the studies continued they started to notice that if there was a problem in the mothers body, lets say in the kidney, that there were a lot more than the normal amount of baby cells in the effected area. At first they thought that the baby cells could be what was causing the problem in the kidney, but a theory has developed that the baby cells were helping to fix the kidney. Because they think the baby cells work like stem cells and can change into what is needed.

Well, I don't know about you guys but I think that news is AWESOME. Even if they don't help, just to know you always have them with you. Mothers have the cells even if they have a miscarriage or abort the baby. There is always a piece of them with you, maybe helping you to live longer and be healthier. I mean WOW! That just blows my mind.
Head over to NPR and listen to the broadcast - its very very cool.

I just wanted to share the idea of a lasting love with everyone this Valentine's Day.

Kiss, Kiss

10 Things I Love about Houston

Houston, Oh How I Love thee - Let me count the ways

1 - The Museums rock - and so does the ZOO
2 - We've got some great shopping areas
3 - Not too far from a beach - even if Galveston isn't that great
4 - The Food here is wonderful
5 - My wonderful friends here
6 - All my childhood memories are here - including the teenage ones when I was with Chris
7 - We have like 6 or 7 Scrappin stores
8 - Houston has an awesome theater district
9 - Its always growing - which can be a little bit of a pain, but its for the best
10 - There's no place like HOME.

Friday, February 10, 2006

5 Questions 2-10-06

Lets do this....

1 - Your name, why do you have it? Its Reagan. My mom was going to name me Raven, but when I came out with light hair she changed her mind.
2 - What did you want to be when you grew up? A pilot, or an artist, or a vet.
3 - What is your favorite body part(on you)?my eyes
4 - What kind of paintings do you like?all kinds, but I love ones that are twisted or distorted somehow
5 - If you weren't ______ ( a mom, married, etc..) you would be? Several possible options - Dead, a hairdresser, in the Air Force, a world traveler

Monday, February 06, 2006

2peas challenges

Pick a number between one and ten and why is it important?
1- our one and only dog - Paco
2- number of sweet gals I scrap with on Monday
3- years without my mom
4- my daughters age, she is more independent than ever. This is the age that is teaching me paticence (sp)
5- days at work
6- will be married 6 years in June
7- number of layouts I do in a week
8- Ok I'm out of numbers

5 chick flicks for a girls night?

1- 50 First Dates - so sweet!
2- Dirty Dancing - does this movie ever get old?
3- Ever After
4- Mona Lisa Smile
5- Practical Magic

What size albums do you scrap?

I scrap all different kinds - I need lots of variety.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Some of my new crap

Friday, February 03, 2006


Ok so i decided to enter HOF (CK's Hall of Fame contest) - I know i'm crazy, but I had to give it a shot. Who knows maybe they will like me and want one of my layouts. Or I am totally kidding my self and they will hate all of my stuff. It could go either way. At least that is how I feel. I am sending it off tomorrow morning. Send me your good vibes and maybe it will rub off on the layouts (or copies of them) as I send them off. Wish me Luck!

Oh yeah! - 5 Questions

1- Do you have brothers or sisters? Tell a little bit about them. - 2 step sisters, both older. Lori is the oldest, and is a missionary - a soon to be married missionary. Renee' is the middle gal, married, no kids yet, she is in politics and runs a personalized stationary business on the side.
2- What is your favorite type of food? Chinese - hands down.
3- Scrapbooking technique you are scared to try? The iron ons - they scare me a little.
4- Are you a messy scraper or a tidy one? So messy it ain't even funny
5- What is or was your favorite kids book? Spider saves Halloween - loved that book. I love reading the Madonna books to my daughter.

Old Meme challenge

last week there was a meme challenge on 2peas that I liked but didn't get aroung to.
It was to list you 5 best and worst scrapbooking qualities. I know it is all subjective, but this is what I came up with.

1- Not afraid to try new things
2- I allow myself to be artistic and trust my vision
3- I use my own handwritting, and like it
4- I think I use color well
5- I also think my photos are great (I feel so conseited)

1- I am having a hard time finding my scrappin' style
2- I don't think I use enough photos on my layouts
3- I tend to be a little trendy
4- Because I use my own handwritting I can't fit as much journaling on the page
5- I don't scrap in any order - which can cause othe problems

So thats my scrappin - the best and the worst of it.