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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Create a great Day!

I just heard this on an voicemail message. I think that is the best saying ever; since I love to create on a daliy basis!

This was my creation from last night! Hey Cupcake Valentine's Day Card.

This and my other creations can be viewed/purchased HERE

The Coffee Cozy

I just bought this knit coffee cozy off of etsy; I'm loving it! It is so cute and stylish, and only cost $8.00.

Who ever said it wasn't easy being green?

It can be purchashed HERE

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Oh the weather outside is frightful!

The Holiday Season is officially here! The weather for tonight calls for snow!!! I'm not ready for this! I know that it is almost December, but time passes too quick; I'm not ready for snow.

I have been so focused on trying to get my business started, that I have neglected my blog. December 10th is DB Custom Creations first party...I have been a busy little elf making cards and tags. I have even expanded...wreaths and calendars, some gift wrapping! It has over powered my free time...well most of it!

My bestie came into town and I went to her high school reunion- I missed mine because of my cousin's wedding. It's so crazy to think that I graduated high school 10 years. 10 years...damn. If you would of asked me what life would be like in 10 years while I was in high school, I would not have imagined the life I have now. I would of said married with I had all these life plans and deadlines- what...none of which happened, besides for graduating college four years later. Ahh life it's a wonderful surprise isn't it?

* Let is Snow card can be purchased at

Monday, November 8, 2010

DB Custom Creations

The Holiday Season is such a hectic time of the year; visiting family and friends, shopping, decorating, and cooking. It’s important that we don’t forget to appreciate the ones we love. A great way to let them know we care is to send a holiday greeting!

Please visit DB Custom Creations for all your Holiday needs; we have everything from thanksgiving cards, to holiday gift tags, and holiday box set greeting cards. Coming soon will be holiday wreaths, advent calendars, and small little gifts to let the special people in your life know you care.

DB Custom Creations also carries announcements, greeting cards, and invitations for all occasions!

Please visit our website at

Custom orders are available upon request.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Life is changing

Time has been passing quicker than I can even keep up with. I can't even believe that it is so close the the end of October. WHAT!!! I still don't even have a Halloween Costume picked out. I don't know if I really feel like getting all slutted out and going out. Life is changing for me...

I feel like my priorities are changing; it's a little scary to me, but I know that I am ready. I'm in a relationship, a real relationship- I haven't really been in a real relationship since the ex fiance close to 3 years ago (damn it was that long ago). It's sometimes is difficult for me not to think in the we sense. I know that we have only been dating for 3 months, but this is the real deal. I strongly believe that Lu will make the cut and be around for the long haul. So, I have to start thinking in the we sense.

I'm also focusing a lot of time on getting my business together. I know that making/selling greeting cards won't be my new career now, but I'm really hoping that I can make some extra cash with it. I'm starting to work on my holiday creations, so it's about to get even more busy for me! My cards can be looked at HERE. I am able to do custom cards as well.

In other news, I think that How I Met Your Mother is the best show ever! I am so addicted to it, it's not even funny. I love, love, love it!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

In case of Fire

Lu had had a fire in his apartment building last week and it got me to thinking, what would I take with me in case there was a fire in my place.

Top things:

Cell phone

All of those seem very feasible and easy- but what about my scrapbooks- I would want those to be saved...I have too many- there is no way I could grab them all.

Also, I would like to voice a complaint about IBF Management Company- they have made this process so much harder on him- if moving to Chicago- don't go with them- they are horrible horrible horrible.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Hot Chocolate

I decided that I was going to start weight watchers again (just started on Monday). I just do it on my own- I guess I'm too cheap to pay to attend meetings or do it online. As long as you have motivation and self discipline I think that it is very easy to do it on your own. For the most part, I would say that I'm self disciplined- 3 years ago I did it, and I lost over 20 pounds!

So this am, I decided I would get a hot chocolate from starbys(since I have a gift card); I got the tall, nonfat milk, and no whip cream. I'll be dammed that it still is 4 points. fair! No wonder it tastes so good!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cards, cards, cards

I'm so proud of myself, I have managed to make 4 cards this evening and plan on making more...

Hard at Work

Today is my work from home day, the best day out of the week! My company is that wonderful that they give us every other Friday off and we get to work from home one day every other week too! Even though I work very close to my house, only having to drive to the office 4 times a week does really save on gas.

This morning, I rolled out of bed at 7:15 and attempted to sign on through the VPN and it wouldn't work- think that I would actually have to get dressed and go into the office. I kept trying but it was a no go...Lucky for me, the whole server is one is able to work. My coworker wanted to paint her At least I'm at home and I can do whatever I would like...I feel bad for my coworkers stuck in the office today.

What will I do with my time...make greeting cards! You can check them out here, and buy one if you like!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Birthday Photo Highlights

Sunday, October 3, 2010

28 Years Later

On October 1, 1982 at 3Am, after several hours of my mother going through labor, and my father sleeping in the car, I was born in a small hospital on the mountains, in a small town in Sicily. Who would of ever thought I would be where I'm at 28 years later? Time flies when your having fun- I know the biggest cliche ever, but it has proven to be true.

This weekend has been jammed packed with so much going on, Rock of Ages, The Museum of Science and Industry, the beach, tons of delicious dinners, Garfield Park Conservatory, shopping, lots of wine, family, friends, and the best man that I could ask for at my side. I would have to say that 28 appears to be an excellent year so far. I am so blessed to have such wonderful friends and family, and to have Lu in my life. I'm happy and at peace, and that is the best gift of all.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Da Bears

This will probably be one of only times that I write about football on this blog. I'm not that big of a football fan, more so because I don't understand the game. I didn't grow up in a family that watched football- well at least not American Football. Generally speaking I think that football is a horrible name for it- seeing that they don't use their feet too often. It should be called handball.

Moving on from that...I wanted to say WOOT WOOT to Da Bears and their win over the Packers last night. I was surprised at how into watching the game I was. 3-0 thus far- way to go Bears!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Custom Card # 1

DB Custom Creations has had it's first request for a custom card! It is for a 7 year old boy...I've never felt very comfortable making cards for young boys, I'm not too sure what is too young for them. Is this too young looking for a 7 year old?

This and more cards can be seen HERE

A Memo to Creepy Old Men

This is a public service announcement

What not to do if your a male over 65:

Men, if you are old and wrinkly, please understand that no matter how much money you have, most 20 yrs will not want to sleep with you.

If you are at your daughter's wedding, and your wife is there, don't dance with young women go dance with your wife.

Don't attempt to dance with strangers, or your daughter's friends- it's creepy.

Going around declaring in a question that you shouldn't cheat on your wife is unacceptable.

Confessing that you wish you were had not been born a rich white male will not score you extra are creepy and old- that's all.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Warm Fuzzies and Pizza for Breakfast!


I will be leaving work at 2 and driving with my sister to Champaign for the weekend; it’ll be like I’m a college student all over again! We are going for a wedding.

Every time I go to a college town, I get so happy and sad at the same time. College was such a wonderful time for me, the college bubble of minimal responsibility, tons of free time, daily naps…ahh it was such a wonderful place. At times, I wish that I could just go back (then the whole being poor thing comes into play).

Sometimes I wish that I would have gone on to grad school right away, instead of being in such a rush to be a real adult…what was I thinking? I think its funny how people (well me) are always trying to get to the next level- or are thinking about what comes next. I am happy to say that at this point in my life, I’m happy living just where I am right now. Don’t get me wrong I’m looking to my future, I have goals, dreams, and plans for what my future will hold (what I want it to hold), but I can honestly say that I am so happy living in the right now! I want to enjoy my life now, and I’m just looking forward to what the future will bring to me.

I had an amazing night yesterday, and I will forever keep that in my heart. It warms me up just thinking about it- majority of the reason why I am so happy today. Lu is just an amazing person all around, and he makes me so happy. I haven’t felt so lovey dovey in years…it’s actually a very nice feeling.

I’m also happy that on Sunday, I get to visit my old stomping grounds…ISU here I come! Cheese balls at the PUB anyone?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Summer of the GROUPON

This summer, I discovered the GROUPON…what an amazing concept. Groupon has been around since 08, so sorry I am to have jumped on the bandwagon so late. Social coupons, if enough people buy the deal, then everyone gets the discount! Thanks to Andrew Mason and his brilliant self. Groupon was actually started in Chicago (yet another reason why Chicago is the Best City ever!) because Mr. Mason couldn’t figure out how he would be able to do all that he wanted to do in this amazing City without discounts.

GROUPON offers discounts a wide range of things, such as restaurants, salons, museums, sporting events…I love love love it! My first GROUPON purchase was rooftop tickets to the Cubs game…AMAZING!!! Since that day I have been hooked! So much in fact that I have subscribed to so many other social discount sites:

You Swoop
Local Ginger
Fly Coupon
Living Social
Deal a Day
3 O’clock Club
Crowd Click
Buy with Me

Every morning I look forward to seeing what fun deals I may be able to score. I’m almost obsessed with them, for awhile, I thought I was going to sign up for Groupon Anonymous…it is just so hard to resist!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CSO in the Park

On Sunday afternoon, I attended a free concert at Millennium Park of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It was a beautiful concert; I was so impressed by all of the music. I couldn't believe how crowded the park was - hours before the show came on. I feel so blessed to live in Chicago, and be able to experience all that the City has to offer.

There are several free concerts that Millennium Park hosts throughout the year. I think that it so amazing that the City is able to do this!

I had a wonderful time with Lu, my sisters, and their friends...nothing better that an afternoon of listening to beautiful music, drinking wine, munching on cheese and crackers, and of course chocolate...oh top it off they ended the show with fireworks!!!

DB Custom Creations

I have finally come up with my greeting card company name! DB Custom Creations. I have been working on stock piling cards, I have made the cutest business cards (which I am super excited about), and I started by website here.

Vistaprint has been very helpful to me...I've changed my business cards twice and they have allowed me to cancel my order...thanks vistaprint!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Adler after Dark

Last night, Lu and I went to the Adler Planetarium for Adler after Dark. Every third Thursday of the month, they keep the Planetarium open (adults only) till 10PM. The have drinks (wine, beer, and one drink special), appetizers, and you are free to roam the museum. I haven't been to the Planetarium in such a long time; and really enjoyed the experience.

Highlights of the evening:

Being there with Lu...
Awesome exhibits
Best view of the City!
Great tasting wine
The fun toys at the gift shop!
Hummus and crackers along with chips and salsa.
It wasn't super crowded, you could see everything that you wanted to, and not be rushed.
DJ played some good tunes

I would recommend going, at least once. Tickets are $10 online, or $15 at the door. I throughly enjoyed the IMAX show - Journey to the Stars, it was amazing!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Mary Kay of Dildos...placed on hold!

I have decided that I am going to go ahead an take a shot at selling sex toys; I think that it will be fun and exciting and at the same time a good way to get me out of my shell in some ways. Not that I think that I am a shy person, but that I will have to learn ways of gaining and maintaining clientele. I have never really had to do anything like this before and I strongly believe that it will be a great learning experience. I'm hoping that I'll be so good that I will get my own Cadi! Yes, selling sex toys you can get a company car as well!

On a sad note, one of my besties just shared some horrible news with me, her and the BF broke up because...he cheated on her. I feel horrible for her, and want to hurt her ex. I'm so fed up with hearing stories about cheating partners. Why is the norm at this point? Why is it so hard for people to be open and honest and loyal?

I'm trying to keep my faith, and not believe that all men are cheating bastards. I feel lucky (so far) that Lu has been nothing but kind, loving, and gentle towards me. I have no reason not to trust him, and truly believe that he is genuinely a wonderful person that would not do anything to intentionally hurt me. I have been so Happy and in relationship Bliss with him lately; I never want it to end.

Lady Gaga...a meat dress?

I don't normally talk about celebrities, because frankly I just don't care enough to. I can't believe that she wore a dress made of meat- that is so gross. I just don't get it at all- what is the attraction to raw meat...and her hair piece- so disgusting...I want to throw up...

Friday, September 10, 2010

I put my hands up in the air some times...

It's 4:22pm on Friday afternoon... I have four minutes to write this blog. I haven't spoken about politics in a really long time, but I just must say that Bill Brady shouldn't be voted into office...he wants to lower min. wage- WTFish's already not a livable wage and you want to lower it?

More to come...

Also WOO WHOOO it's the WEEKEND!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quote of the day

It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.

Anthony Robbins

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Future Passion Party Host?

I have once again placed myself on a semi strict budget, and now, I'm taking it further and attempting to find ways of earning extra cash. I'm tossing around the idea of being a Passion Party Consultant...aka selling some sex toys! The start up cost is manageable, and they do have some training I can take advantage of. I like sex, talking about it, so why wouldn't I want to sell products that enhance sex would be a public service really. Everyone should be able to experience great sex and express themselves sexually. i just wonder if I'm mature enough to talk about anal beads in front of a group of strangers.

I'm also thinking about selling some home maid greeting cards. I love making cards, so this would be a fun way for me to earn some extra cash, while actually enjoying myself. I'm trying to make several different types of cards at the moment. My thought is to go to some small business and see if they would allow me to use their space and I would give them a cut of the sales (thanks to Lu for the idea). I've posted some of my cards on here in the past, and I will continue to post them...if anyone is interested in purchasing a card don't be shy!

I'm charging $3.00 for each of them; if any of them interest you, please let me know.

Bad Service Gets you Zero!

I walked into a local scrapbook store this AM called Memories & Beyond and I was astonished at the horribly unfriendly service that I received. It was recently bought out by new owners, you would think that they would be super ambitious in selling their products. Everyone should know that a simple hello is a must to a customer walking in the door. I walk in, 4 ladies standing around, all look up at me, but none mutter hello. I was in the store for 10 min and not one person even said hello to me. It's sad, since the store has absolutely amazing products. I could of spent 100s of dollars, but refused to buy anything because I was so put off by their lack of customer service. If they are so unwilling to even acknowledge my existence, why should I help keep them in business.

Moral of the story...good customer service goes a long way!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Quickly Approaching 28

One month from today I will be 28 years young! I thought that I would share some random knowledge that I obtained today:

Garlic is not only for eating, but is also one of nature's best cures...for something that I would have never guessed!

When your debit card expires, make sure to notify IPASS with in 7 days, or else you will be charged outrageous amounts of money (even if you only go through 3 tolls).

An average American family throws out about $600 worth of food a year - wow!

Chicago is the coolest City ever (I already knew that!) and has a Jazz Bus Tour, which is going on has I type. Takes you by bus to lots of different Jazz clubs in the City all for only $30...hope to be on that bus next year!

A paramedic needs to call the hospital and go over the facts of the patients medical condition, before transporting them to the's called medical control.

There is such a thing as glitter chocolate that is edible...freakin awesome!

I wonder what tomorrow will bring!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hello Mr. Lu!

In the past month, my perspective on love and relationships has started to change. I‘m starting to believe that love can exist, and that there is a possibility that a healthy relationship is doable. I have Lu to thank; he’s come into my life and added so much happiness.

I was skeptical of meeting someone on the Internet (from past experiences), but I met him on POF, and he is a quality man and I really like him. He is helping me to understand why so many people work so hard at relationships, when they are good, they are worth working on. He is so genuine, and so funny, and I’m happy.

I have had lots of failed relationships in the past, so many in fact that I still haven’t gone through all of them in my Dating Chronicles. At this point, I don’t care so much about the past; I’m looking forward to the future. I’m trying so hard to allow myself to love, trust, and to be free of bitterness.

Thanks Lu for changing my world in such a short span of time!
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