Sunday, December 7, 2008

Miss me?

ok, so I haven't posted in a really long time and I have had several complaints. So here I am, sitting in bed and listening to my husband snore while I try to figure out something to blog about. Life around here was pretty boring this past week. On Tuesday, Mom & I went to card class and I started coughing this really deep cough. I woke up on Wednesday sick as a dog. Went to the doctor: have an upper respitory infection that is viral so the doctor couldn't give me any antibiotics. Told me to take a couple of days off work, get plenty of rest and lots of liquid. I had to waste three days of vacation because I was sick. YUCK! WHAT A WASTE! I should probably be thankful that I have vacation and didn't have to go to work while I was sick and stay sick twice as long. I am feeling better but I still have a pretty bad cough, not to mention the drainage. And since I sleep three days sleeping - I have my clock turned all around and can't seem to sleep at night. I will definitly be hitting the Nyquil bottle before I go to bed.

I am a bit nervous about work tomorrow. I haven't been to work since last Tuesday and since I have been gone my cube mate moved to a different cube. I will have a cube all to myself once again. I am not really sure what to think about this. I am happy because I will be able to concentrate on my work much better but I am sad because I won't always have someone to talk to if I need a pick me up.

well... I can't really think of anything else that I would like to discuss with the world... so off to read some other blogs...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Best Decorated Bra Contest @ ScrapPink

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Texas Rangers VS Detroit Tigers

Wade, Shelli, Derrick & I went to the Rangers game last Tuesday. I fulfilled a lifelong dream: I ate a hot dog and drank a beer at a professional baseball game. WOOOWHOOO!!! Here are the highlights:

Monday, September 15, 2008

Becky goes shopping

ok... so every year we take Becky shopping for clothes for her birthday. Usually we do it before school starts so that she has fun, new clothes for the beginning of the new school year. But this year it just didn't work out. SOOO... Mom gave her $100 for her birthday that she could spend however she wanted. She was given the choice of going shopping with whoever she wanted to or turning it in for "Mimi Bucks" and going shopping with Mimi & Aunt Sam. Well... she is a smart girl so she traded it in for a shopping trip with Mimi & Aunt Sam. I am so glad she did because we had so much fun. She came home with a haul! It was like everything was on sale, looked cute on her and FIT! It was awesome! Here is her with my favorite shirt we got.

A random memory: When I was little we would go to Georgia every summer to visit Aunt Becky & Uncle Tom. Aunt Becky would always take me school clothes shopping. We would pick things out and try everything on. After we found several outfits we would check out. Sometimes we would go to several stores, sometimes we would only go to Macy's. One outfit I remember very vividly is the outfit I like to refer to as the "Clinique Counter Outfit". It was shorts with a matching vest with a purple shirt to go underneath. The purple shirt was some fancy fabric. I also got these really awesome colored leather loafers. They are really hard to explain but I can see them in my head. I wonder if we have pictures of that outfit somewhere. anyways... After we went shopping we would go back to Aunt Becky & Uncle Tom's house and I would put on a fashion show for Uncle Tom. I don't think he really cared what I got but I remember it being to important to do that fashion show and it was so much fun. He would say all the right things and I would always feel so beautiful. I would get ready in the guest room and everyone would be in the living room. I would come in and parade around. Mom & Aunt Becky would talk about my outfit and as always Uncle Tom would say just the right thing. It is a very random memory but a very vivid one none the less. I look back at those times and I hope that I am the kinda aunt to Becky as Aunt Becky was to me. I have always tried to be an Aunt Becky kind of aunt. I wonder if Aunt Becky felt so complete after a shopping trip with me as I do tonight after shopping with Becky. I hope I showed enough appreciation. I look back to those shopping trips as some of the happiest memories. Well, actually not the shopping trips themselves but the fashion shows when we got back to the house. well... I could probably ramble all night about Aunt Becky but I should probably be getting to bed... Good Night everyone... sweet dreams... Aunt Becky - if you can blog in heaven... I miss you! I love you and the pearls were perfect!

Becky's 14th Birthday Party

There is nothing better to complete a birthday party than a craft. Becky had planned to have a slumber party but because of Hurricane Ike only one of her friends was able to spend the night. I had made enough kits for 6 little girls. It all worked out though because Aunt DeDe and Ashley got to use some of the extra kits. We made a picture frame and a ribbon bookmark.
the ribbon bookmark
close up of the flower at the end of the ribbon bookmark
the picture frame
(there is ribbon, a rub-on and a button on the top of the glass)
the girls are crafting
(l-r: Aunt DeDe, Alexis, Ashley, Aunt Sam & Becky)
Mimi & Becky
Aunt Sam & Becky with her finished frame
Ashley & Aunt Sam with her finished frame
(she was SO proud to get to do the project with the big girls)
This is the picture that was taken for Ashley to put in her frame. Becky & Alexis had taken a BFF picture together for their frames and Ash wanted a picture with all of us for hers.
I LOVE birthday party arts & crafts!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Little Little Johnny

This past weekend Mom & I went to Burnet, TX to meet the newest member of our family. Little Little Johnny was born on August 26. Here are some photo highlights.
Little Little Johnny
Little Johnny (my cousin) & Little Little Johnny

This is my absolute favorite picture from the trip. Little Little Johnny gives the best snuggles!
The proud big sisters, Aiden & Avery. They were riding in the backseat of my car. Avery was reading a book about a dog going to school all every so ofter Aiden would say "woof, woof" SO CUTE!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Soundtrack

So, here's how it works:
1.Open your iTunes
2.Put it on shuffle/Random
3.Press play
4.For every question, type the song that's playing
5.When you go to a new question, press the next button

Opening Credits:"The Door is Always Open" Jamey Johnson
Waking Up:"#1 Stunna" Big Tymers
First Day At School:"Never Got Off The Ground" Alison Kraus
Falling In Love:"Love Gets Me Everytime" Shania Twain
Breaking Up:"Mud on the Tires" Brad Paisley
Prom:"Just Lose It" Eminem
Life's OK:"Homewrecker" Gretchen Wilson
Mental Breakdown:"Deez Hollywood Nights" Snoop Dogg
Driving:"That's My House" Toby Keith
Flashback:"Shoop" Salt N Pepa
Getting Back Together:"Don't Stop the Music" Rihanna
Wedding:"Cool" Snoop Dogg
Birth of Child:"Whatever You Do. Don't!" Shania Twain
Final Battle:"Islands in the Stream" Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Death Scene:"That Summer" Garth Brooks
Funeral song:"If" Nelly
Dance Sequence:"Rainbow Man" Jeff Bates
End Credits:"Now I've Seen It All" Travis Tritt

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:45
2. Diamonds or pearls? depends
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Dark Knight
4. What is your favorite TV show? Numbers
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? oatmeal
6. What is your middle name? Samantha
7. What food do you dislike? pickled ockra
8. What is on your ipod at the moment? randomness
9. What kind of car do you drive? Toyota Matrix
10. Favorite sandwich? honey roasted peanut butter and grape jelly on white bread
11. What characteristic do you despise? hypocrit
12.Favorite item of clothing? silky panties
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Jackson, WY to see Duck and hopefully going camping in the Great Tetons or Yellowstone
14. Favorite brand of clothing? cheap
15. Where would you retire? ask me again in 20 years
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 26th it was my Golden Birthday
17. Favorite sport to watch? Olympics
18. Farthermost places you are sending this? Blogville, USA
19.Person you expect to send it back first? hmmm...
20.When is your birthday? February 26
22.What is your shoe size?9 1/2 wide
23.Pets? 1 dog, 2 hermit crabs
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? my first order from the new SU! catty will be here on Thursday!!!
25. What did you want to be when you were little? a lawyer
26. How are you today? sleepy
27. What is your favorite candy? reese's peanut butter cups
28. What is your favorite flower? red rose
29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Thursday
30. What is your full name? M. Samantha Robertson
31. What are you listening to right now? Boomerang (I call it Booma-crap)
32. What was the last thing you ate? Fiber One bar
33. Do you wish on stars? not in a very long tim
34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? wild strawberry
35 How is the weather right now? yucky
36 Favorite Restaurants? Dave & Busters
37. Favorite soft drink: Diet Coke
39. Real hair color? red
40. What was your favorite toy as a child? TJ my cabbage patch kid, Until a few years ago, I slept with her every night now she sits on my nightstand.
41. Summer or winter? Fall
42. Hugs or kisses? depends on who they are from but usually hugs
43. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
44. Coffee or tea? tea
45. Do you want your friends to email you back? sure, why not - even if I am posting this to my blog
46. When was the last time you cried? yesterday
47. What is under your bed? a bunch of junk
48. What did you do last night? organized my ink pads
49. What are you afraid of? the dark
50. Salty or sweet? sweet
51. How many keys on your key ring? a bunch
52. How many years at your current job? 5 years at the end of September
53. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
54. How many towns have you lived? 4
55. Do you make friends easily? usually not, I can be hard to understand when you first meet me but I wish everyone would know that I am genuinly a nice person and usually only want the best for those around me.

Dr. Evil - the hermit crab

I am very sad to report that we lost one of our crabby babies today. Dr. Evil - the oldest of our three hermit crabs molted on Sunday afternoon and passed away today. Wade is pretty sad but we are going to have a little crabby funeral tomorrow (when it isn't raining) and then go to the mall to pick out a new one.

Friday, August 15, 2008

I Am...

I'm nothing but a big goofball. I'm quite playful and fun! I'm widely known for my zany personality and my vivacious attitude. To say that I stand out in a crowd would be a definite understatement. Remember that I can be overwhelming at times and that people appreciate me best in small doses.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Thanks for letting me know...

Ok... so Mom & I are over at Dara & Rhonda's stamping and the subject of my blog comes up. Dara says so sweetly... "with the background on your blog, your pictures are kinda hard to see." and then of course Mom chimes in "I have been meaning to tell you that" SOOOO... thanks for letting me know that I needed a new background. I mean, if you can't see my pictures then what is the point of having them there. I can give up a cool blog template for the usability and view-ability of my 3 loyal readers... anyways... hope ya'll like the new template. :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Another Stationary Box

All images copyright Stampin' Up!

These are a few of my favorite things...

hugs just my size
new SU! cattys
cards in the mail
warmed by the sun tiny tomatoes fresh off the vine

I picked these off the vine when I got home yesterday. Mom is winning the great Tomato Race of 2008. So I normally get to pick at least one a week. These are truly one of my FAVORITE things and a wonderful amazing guilty pleasure.

KWernerDesignBlog Color Inspiration - #18

I have been trying to do one of these since I found this blog. KWernerDesignBlog is awesome and I highly recommend it to all of my 3 readers. OK on to the challenge... here is what I came up with...
Oh yeah... and I am super excited about posting this because it is my first card posted with my fancy star punch sawtooth punch technique. If anyone is interested in knowing how to do the technique shown here on the Green Galore cardstock - PLEASE let me know, I would love to share. :) ok for really real this time... HERE is what I came up with...
scan of the card

Photo of the card that shows the glitter better.

Supplies used: All Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.
Cardstock: Basic Black, Rose Red, Only Orange, Green Galore
Ink: Basic Black
Punches: Large Star & Small Star
Misc: Chunky Black Glitter, Sticky Strip, Black Brad, Orange & Green Ribbon
Other products: random paper piercing template (I think by Bazzel)

Ok... what do ya'll think?

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I was looking for pictures cirque 1989-1990 for my earlier post and found this one and it was too funny not to share. Me - 1989
I loved flair even back then.

A Blast From The Past

Mom & I were eating dinner at Jason's Deli tonight. This girl walks up to me and asked if my name was Sam. I looked at her questioningly and said "yes". She said, "I am Heather Gilbert." I was SHOCKED. I did not recognize her AT ALL. It was so awesome to get to see her. We were BEST FRIENDS in middle school.
She is living in Arlington with her husband who is a firefighter in Fort Worth. Here are a couple of pictures of us from way back then. The first two pictures were taken in front of our duplex in 1989. I don't want to hear any comments about my lack of fashion sense. I hadn't become my fabulous self at this point in my life. :)
The thing I remember most about our friendship is that we both LOVED New Kids on the Block and Donnie was our favorite. We went to a concert together in 1990. Here is a picture of us being to super cool and having a RAD time at the concert.
Ok, so we LOVED NKOTB. We both collected the trading cards and both of our sets were almost complete. We were each only missing ONE card. The card was #10. Every package we would open we would look for a #10. I was going over to her house for something, I think it was an end of the year party for 5th grade at Dixie but I didn't go to Dixie but since it was at Heather's house I was invited anyways. I started 5th grade at Dixie but moved to Chapel Hill in the middle of the school year. ANYWAYS. We got to Heather's house and I was opening a new package of trading cards and there it was #10. I couldn't believe it. I was so excited. I jumped out of the car screaming at Heather. I couldn't believe I had found the card before she did. It was a picture of NKOTB in tuxedos. I can't believe that I actually remember that. I know Heather got a #10 very soon after I did. I think it was later that night, actually.
Whenever I would go stay the night we would hang out at her dad's office. She had the coolest stuff. I loved going over there because she had a real arcade game that you didn't have to put quarters in to play. I vaguely remember so sort of pillow fold-y thing that was really awesome too but that was a long time ago.
I am not really sure why we stopped being friends. I think after I moved we just kind of drifted apart. If I had to guess, we were in completely different cliques when we were in high school. I am guessing she was a socialite at Lee and we all know I was a band geek at Chapel Hill. Oh well... at least we found each other again and who knows where this friendship might lead...

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Available? For what? To date? NO. To Stamp? YES
Birthday? February 26, 1979
Cell phone? ATT - Sliver
Drink u had last? Diet RC with ice and a bendy straw
Easiest person to talk to? Usually, Mom
Favorite Color(s)? Red & pink
Gummy bears or worms? Worms
Hometown? Tyler, TX
Ice Cream: Bunny Tracks
Just something you always say on IM? :)
Kissed someone today? Yes, my husband
Limeaid or lemonade? Lemonade (with cherries)
Money or Love? Why can’t I have both?
Number of Siblings: Halves: Charley, Debbie, Janie & John Michael - Steps: Garrick & Lisa - In-Laws: Kathy & David
One wish? To be the kind of person I really want to be
Poop today? yep
Quiet? When I am sleeping
Reason you smile? Life really isn’t that bad
Song you last heard: something on a blog byIngrid something or another
Time you woke up today? 7 am
U like someone right now? Yes
Vegetables? Lima beans
Worst Habit? Biting my nails
X-cited about something? YES, I can’t wait to see more pictures of SU! Convention
Yellow a good color? For the sun
Zodiac sign? Pisces

Mimi Trivia

July 14 was my mom's 65th birthday. She spent her birthday in Alabama with my sister so we couldn't throw her a party on her birthdya so her party was last Sunday. I had decorated everything with Eeyore, we ate ice cream sundaes and played a Winnie the Pooh match game that I had bought. Me, James & Ashley were playing the match game having a great ole time when Becky said, "I made up a game, can we play it next?" we all said sure and that is when MIMI TRIVIA was born. Becky made up all but two of the questions and typed them on her DS. I pulled the laptop out so I could type all the questions becuase I saw MIMI TRIVIA making it to a scrapbook page in the near future. I never knew how competitive my brother was until this and I never knew how observant Becky is. She is truly a remarkable little girl (although she really isn't a little girl anymore). Here is MIMI TRIVIA as typed by Aunt Sam on July 27, 2008.

Mimi Trivia - July 27, 2008
Players: James, Ashley, Aunt Sam, Charley (Daddy), Papaw, Kathy (Mommy)
Creators: Becky, Mimi

1. What is Mimi’s favorite color? yellow
James - blue
Ashley - yellow
2. Who is Mimi’s favorite character in the 100 Acre Woods? Eeyore
James - eeyore
3. What is the farthest place Mimi has ever been? Paris, France
Aunt Sam - Paris, France
4. What is Mimi’s favorite hobby? scrapbooking
Aunt Sam - scrapbooking
5. Mimi has not only seen Disney in the movies, she has also seen it somewhere else? hint: very cold Disney on Ice
Charley - Disney on Ice
6. Mimi likes to go to _______ to do another one of her hobbies. What is her other hobby? Disney - pin trading
James - her work
Ashley - JCPenney cause she likes to shop
Charley - Disney to trade pins
7. Whar is Mimi’s favorite daytime TV show? Days of Our Lives
Aunt Sam - Days of Our Lives - she has been watching it since Charley was a baby
8. What is Mimi’s favorite nighttime TV show? Numbers
Papaw - Numbers
9. Mimi has many grandchildren, name them in alphabetical order and say their name backwards. yelhsa, ykceb, annairb, yvad, semaj, alyk, yelsew
Noone got this one right - we were all super confused!!!
10. What is her favorite salad at holidays? green mayonaise
Kathy - Mayonnaise

Question created by Charley:
What is the item God created right after Mimi was born? DIRT

Playing MIMI TRIVIA (from L-R: Kathy, Sam, Ashley, James & Charley)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Sam for President '08

Its gettin' hot in herre...

I got into my car this afternoon at work and my car was so super hot.
I looked at the thermostat and this is what I saw...

So... it really is gettin' hot in herre... (imagine that Nelly is rapping in the background)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Eve!

Tomorrow is my mom's 65th birthday!!!


Friday, July 11, 2008

24 things to do everyday

Got this in an email from a friend of mine and instead of forwarding it I thought it would make a great post! Have a GREAT weekend!

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.
2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Buy a lock if you have to.
3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for______________'
4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.
5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.
6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.
9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
12. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'
17. Forgive everyone for everything.
18. What other people think of you is none of your business.
19. GOD heals everything.
20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!
22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________.
Today I accomplished _________.
24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

randomness? MUCH!

How often do you hold back from saying what you are thinking? EVERYDAY
Have you ever kissed someone who's name starts with a J? Yep
Do you have an older brother? yes
Do you think you will be in a relationship 3 months from now? I sure do hope so!
Have you made a mistake this past week? what kind of mistake?
Who was the last person you talked to last night before bed?my husband
What's the longest you've ever talked on the phone? 13.5 hours
Who knows you better than you know yourself? God
Who was the last girl you talked to? Mom
Who was the last person you talked to in person? Mom
Recently done anything you regret? not recently
Who's Myspace password Do You Have? Wade's (because I set up his account)
What does the last text message in your inbox say? "cpalmer74: 82hrs on pokemon for the ds. lord save me. no, i have not caught them all."
Who have you texted in the last 24 hours? Wade, Mom & Twitter
Are you single or taken right now? happily marries
Whats the closest thing to you thats liquid? soda
Something you're happy about?I am in LOVE with my new laptop
What did you do friday night?saw a fireworks show with Wade, Mom & George
What are you doing tonight?Having breakfast for dinner and then watching a movie with my husband
Where are you right now? Mom's scrapbook room
Who else is in the room with you?Mom just walked into the kitchen to cook dinner
In winter, would you rather wear jackets or hoodies? hoodies
Do you wish you were somewhere else right now? yes, I wish I was on vacation
How long can you go without your mobile phone? a few minutes
lWho was the last person that called you babe/baby?my husband
Have you ever kissed anyone whose name started with a D? no
What time did you go to sleep last night?11:30
What/who woke you up today?alarm on my phone
Are you excited for the future? sure... the future is all we really have
When was the last time someone yelled at you? Saturday night
Things you did today? went to work
Last time you showered? last night
Do you own a polo shirt? yes
Are you excited for winter? I am excited about it not being so hot
How old do you look? 29
Where are your siblings? I am guessing at home with their families
What are you going to do after this? help Mom with dinner
What was the last thing you drank? Diet RC
Where's your cell phone? in my lap
What is the last thing you thought about? where my cell phone was
lDo u have unlimited texting? yes
Are you easily confused? depends
Are you wearing jeans right now? yes
What is the wallpaper on your phone? My favorite picture of Wade & I
How many 20 dollar bills do you have with you right now? 0
Do you think too much or too little? just the right amoutn
Do you dance in the car? YES
Where did you get the shirt you're wearing? Lane Bryant
Can you live without the computer?NO
When was the last time you got flowers? Valentine's Day
Do you believe in anniversaries? yes
Do you have a tattoo? no
Are there things you can't live without? yes
What was your first thought when you looked in the mirror this morning? I guess that will just have to do
Have you memorized your social security number? yes
How many texts did you receive today? over 100, I have had to clean out my inbox twice

Monday, July 7, 2008


Thanks April, as if I needed another addiction. At least this one is free. I am currently addicted to Pieces of Flair on facebook. This is my current favorite piece of flair.

Stationary Box

a gift I made for a friend of Mom & I
Includes: 12 cards with matching enevelopes, 6 love notes with matching envelopes, 12 tags, notepad, mini gel pen and 1 book of stamps