Wednesday, July 29, 2009

My Top 25 {Natural} High's

  1. Being awakened each morning by and spending quality time with God...{ this is a "super"natural high}
  2. Taking long drives in the country on pretty roads.
  3. Finding a GREAT deal!
  4. No lines; no waiting.
  5. Hearing a song on the radio that speaks to my current situation.
  6. Falling in love over and over again.
  7. Taking a hot bubble bath while drinking on some peach lemonade and reading a good book.
  8. Having a {good} mail day!
  9. Getting unexpected money!
  10. A nice compliment...
  11. Sweet, Sweet dreams...
  12. Planning an event :)!
  13. Scrapbooking
  14. Spending time with old friends and making new ones...
  15. Helping others...
  16. Road trips...
  17. Did I mention scrapbooking and event planning?
  18. DIY projects...
  19. Being missed and being told that I am missed....
  20. The holidays with my family.
  21. Reading a good book!
  22. Getting love and hugs from people that you know deeply care for you...
  23. Championing a new recipe...
  24. Frequent updates some of my favo blogos:; and!
  25. Doing what is right when no one else is doing it and not doing what is wrong when everyone else is doing it...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Diamond!!!

To My God Daughter on Her 1st Birthday

The day I was asked
if I would feel blessed
to accept responsibility
of a life time request.

My heart was overwhelmed
with a loving sensation,
and I accepted this query
without hesitation.

Of loving you unconditionally
and help guide you through life,
to show you the direction
of spiritual light.

To be your strength in hard times
and stand proud when you subdue,
the obstacles that life
decides to throw you.

And to you, my angel
I promise this.
Because without you,
as your godmother,
I couldn't exist.

© Rebecca L. Martell

I love you Diamond! You will shine brighter and brighter as the years go by. You are brilliant and your worth on the earth is greater than any semi-precious stone! Go forth... and because you are a {Diamond} you will always shine!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thoughts for Thursday

Think on this...

  • On any important truth the devil tries to get you to stop too short, or go too far.
  • Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
  • Don't be irreplaceable, if you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
  • Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
  • It may be that your sole purpose in lifeis simply to serve as a warning to others.
  • If you think nobody cares if you're alive,try missing a couple of car payments.
  • If at first you don't succeed, sky diving is not for you.
  • If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
  • People are funny. They want the front of the bus,middle of the road,and the back of the church.
  • Opportunity may knock once,but temptation bangs on your door for years.
  • Quit griping about your church if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
  • God Himself does not propose to judge a man till he is dead. So why should you?

And the best one of of all:

  • I pretend to work. They pretend to pay me.

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Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tropical Baby Shower

I was beginning to get burned out on the same ole' baby shower color schemes, so when this mother allowed me to {do} my thing with the theme I was jumping for joy! Literally...

This past Saturday we were in tropical baby shower paradise as we celebrated the anticipated arrival of baby Zoyie Grace. I will forewarn you that I AM NOT a professional photographer and as badly as I wanted to capture the beauty of the shower... I failed miserably... However, I will share with you what I have and hopefully the next time my eyes and my camera lens will capture the beauty on which they are focused... Until then enjoy the photos of a true amateur....

First off... A little decor...

And what's a baby shower without good eats and cool treats?

And finally the parting gifts from the expecting mother...
Congratulations Tierra!!!! May Zoyie bring you lots of joy and happiness for the years to come!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Princess Diamond's Invites

Here are the invites that I created for Diamond's Fairies and Butterflies themed birthday party. I am so excited about how they turned out. The card stock is from the Martha Stewart polka dot collection and I added the butterfly embellishments. I purchased those from Hobby Lobby last week while they were having a 50% off sale on their scrapbooking stickers... Can I say... SCORE!

So without any further adieu....

What you think.... Am I a good {fairy} godmother?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Huh, What, Where...

Where has the time gone??? I have been so busy with life, work and planning {everything under the sun} that I have not been able to give this ole' bloggy blog the attention that it so desperately needs. So what have I been up to.... Let's break it down shall we...

  • What more can I say here....
  • It happens...
  • Yep...


  • Audits
  • New projects
  • Busy, Busy, Busy...

Event Planning

  • Tropical Baby Shower (July 18th)- Pics to come
  • Mr. and Mrs. North Alabama Pageant (this upcoming Saturday, July 25th for W.C. Handy Festival; read more about it here
  • Princess Diamond Paris's 1st Birthday (she's my god daughter; her party will be held on July 26, 2009) Her theme is fairies and butterflies.... Really cute... Will share more with you later.
  • Teen Queen Sleepover on July 31st
  • Baby Shower with a Game Show theme- August 1st, 2009

And in special news....

  • My brother and I will be giving my mother a suprise 50th birthday party on August 29, 2009. Her theme is "Living Her Life Like it is Golden." All the decor will be gold and white. Stay tuned because you will be hearing a lot more about this event.

So is this a good enough excuse for my lack of posts??? If, not I will make it up really, really soon:)! What have you been doing the month of July? Has it flown by for you?

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Hotter Than July...

It is the 1st of July and it just so happens that one of my favorite songs in the world happens to appear on this particular cd by Stevie Wonder... All I Do, will be a great song for all of you July brides to add to your songlist... Listen to it and lemme know what you think...