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“You can’t always win!” That’s what my parents used to tell me when I was a little girl. Why did I try to compete with my older brother when I was bound to lose? However, with every loss, I truly believe that there is something to gain.
The USA soccer team was eliminated from the World Cup today. It was definitely a disappointment in our household, but like I said, there are positive sides to their loss. The players gained experience from playing in a jaw-clinching game. I also know that Little Man has gained tons of experience from watching soccer games these past couple of weeks.
Gloria bought Hilo his own soccer ball (the children sized one) because he always wants to play when he sees us playing soccer. The ball is durable, and surprisingly, there are no punctures yet – just excessive teeth marks!
As a matter of fact, he’s really good at being a goalie for Mommy. He can stop the ball with his foot, and he can even headbutt it! I think it’s so cute that we’ve got ourselves our very own Schnauzer soccer star.
Maui, on the other hand, likes to sit around and look pretty. Hmm, I wonder where she learned how to do that, haha.
I’m pretty sure I didn’t teach her that, hehe.
Isn’t Maui’s soccer portrait adorable?! Strike a pose! It was as if she wanted us to snap a photo of her sitting with Hilo’s soccer ball. I’ll consider this picture a winner!
Speaking of winning and losing, I have succumbed to Gloria’s new hobby – - building structures with Legos. At first I wasn’t too keen about the idea of Legos all over the place (I shouldn’t complain because I have paper and embellishments everywhere, haha). …but it’s really neat to see how creative one can get with blocks. Here are a couple of photos I snapped of her latest creation:
…and because Legos were allowed, Gloria caved in to my desire to visit the Winchester Mystery House. Have you ever heard of this place?! Supposedly, it’s one of the nation’s most haunted places. It’s been featured on various TV shows for all of its acclaimed supernatural activity.
When we got there, Gloria was still hesitant to take the tour of the house. I, on the other hand, was excited to explore this Victorian mansion.
No, I didn’t see, hear, or feel anything supernatural. However, many local people have shared various stories of the supernatural. I have to admit that even though I did not witness anything, it was definitely a spooky place to be. I consider myself defeated at that place. S-C-A-R-Y!
Lastly, I have picked a random winner for the Zutter baby blog hop! Come on down…
Congrats! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your information, so I can have Zutter send out your prize.
That’s all for today. I should be out and about at the clubs shakin’ my thang with friends, but I decided not to hit up the city. I think I’m getting old because I prefer to stay at home, haha! Do I sense defeat?! Should I hang my head down in shame?!
Night out in the city (1) – Sarah (0)
Okay, okay… I won’t say anything because I am feeling the glares from some of you. In my opinion, I think I won because I don’t have to deal with lots of annoying people pushing and shoving me around at the bars/clubs.
Sarah (1) – Night out in the city (0)
Yeah, yeah… Just because I spent the majority of my weekend with paper, does not mean that you can poke fun at me. As a matter of fact, it was some great times with friends! What’s even better is that I got a lot done!
Friday, I finished a mini album sample for Punky Sprouts. I was asked to play with Surf’s Up by Best Creations, and if you haven’t seen it before, you are going to love the glitter to these papers. They look great! When I started this mini album, I didn’t have any photos to work with, so Suzy gave me some of her beach photos.
Can you believe that I actually finished a mini album at a crop!? …but then again, I was there until a little past midnight, haha!
Early Saturday morning, I was forced to wake up and head on over to Suzy‘s place. We needed to leave early for the Kick Off Crop at the grand opening of Art Inspired Studios! It was a drive, but we made it early to help set up. The store looks AMAZING! It’s beautiful, and I’m so happy for Diana and Patti. ((Congratulations, girls!))
I got around to finishing the mini album that I will be teaching at their store at the beginning of August. It features Echo Park Paper and Zutter. If you like what you see, I hope to see some of you there!
Remember These Moments of Love. Saturday, August 7th @ 2 – 4 pm. $25, everything included.
Cute mini album, right?! The colors to these papers are so bright and fresh, and it’s great for all those summer photos! …and no, it’s not just limited to using pet photos!
As for the Kickoff Crop, it was a blast! Great company, awesome store, and a Canon rep?! It can’t get any better than that. Gina, a Canon representative, came to the store, and she allowed us to print photos of all sizes for free! I went picture happy, and I stocked up on photos, hehe. Anyway, here are some photos from the event:
I told you it was a GORGEOUS store! If you are in the Brentwood area, make sure to head on over there. They have tons of new product that you are all going to LOVE. Besides, supporting local scrapbook stores helps the industry in more ways than you know. You always hear about stores shutting down, but you hardly hear about them opening up. Shop local to prevent stores from having to close their doors.
See! I told y’all it was a productive fun-filled paper weekend. I even finished a couple of layouts, which I’ll save for a future post.
…and I picked a random winner to a Punky Sprouts book.
Congrats, karin! You’re gonna have a lot of fun designing with this one. Email me at email@example.com to claim your prize.
PS: Who’s watching the World Cup?! If you are, who are you cheering for?!
Oh, and last night I got another email requesting for one of my projects to be published in an upcoming magazine! I can’t wait to see that one in print too.