Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sneak Peek Time

I forget that multitasking is a skill that could win me a gold medal IF it was an Olympic sport! I'm typing this one handed as I feed Christopher and upload sneak peeks for the March BAD GIRLS KIT!!! You are gonna LOVE that kit passionately!!! It's SOOOOOOooooo amazing! With that being said, here are a few peeks to get you drooling...

Join the Bad Girls in the VIP lounge on February 28th at 9pm PST or 12 midnight for EST... reveal night!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


I want to apologize first for this rambling blog post. I haven't posted in awhile. It's been a crazy couple of days in the Matott household. I'm starting to go stir crazy from being inside due to snow! I hate getting out in the snow. If it wasn't for the need to go to the pediatrician, I wouldn't leave at all, but we've been there twice in one week. Christopher has developed reflux or GER. He was spitting up ALOT of formula after eating. I was getting very freaked out. I acted like a hormonal new mama bear... I screamed and cried at the nurse on the phone when she told me that the only appt. was at 6pm! She was going to have a doctor call me, but after 35 mins. of worrying and waiting, I was getting madder and madder. She called back when she saw that I had made the appt. (just in case) to ask if I still wanted to dr. to call... Ummm... YES! DUH! I'm a crazy, hormonal mother... of course I want to talk to a doctor prior to the appt because I don't know if I should continue to feed him formula if he's just going to throw it back up! Stupid woman! Well, finally after all my ranting and crying, she just told me to come in now. Hello! That was what I expected an hour ago.. why did I have to get so upset for that to happen??? Geesh... So off we went... it's literally 2 seconds down the road. Out in the snow storm we go. I meet with my least favorite dr. there... she tells me it is either a stomach bug or some horrible sounding condition in which surgery is the only option! WTF??? I was like... okay, so what do we do? It's after 4pm now and we can't get an untrasound until tomorrow. So, she tells me to get pedilyte and feed him 1 oz. every hour... no formula tonight. OoooooKkkk.. he is NOT going to like that. So, I go off to Target and get the prescribed remedy. $68 later, I get home and we try to do what she tells us like good little parents. Well, about midnight we have one SCREAMING child on our hands. He is NOT happy! So Matt caves and gives him formula... a little at a time. He spits up, but keeps most of it down... he's a happy little man after that. Fast forward to 8am... back to the dr. to see my FAVORITE doctor! He looks Christopher over and declares "He's definately not sick!"... well DUH! I knew that. I'm glad he knows what he's talking about. He rules out the horrible surgery condition... Thank god! Then, I ask about reflux.. YEP, that's what he thinks it is. So, he gets me some sample cans of a new formula to try. BINGO!!! It's working. Life is good again. EXCEPT that the damn nipples are now too slow for him... he can't get anything out and it takes FOREVER to feed him. SO, I'm off to Target AGAIN to pick up new FAST nipples... well that sounds kinky, but it's really just a bigger opening in the bottle nipple to allow for the thicker formula. I'm sure I'll spend more than $50 again there and Matt will grip about how much I spend. LOL! Well, I hope it's less eventful this week and I can get out this week for more outtings. On top of all that, I think I'm getting a sinus infection... not sure yet, but my head hurts like a son of a... beep.. I think I better pick up some over the counter meds too. Okay, enough family drama for now..
I just got my new March Bad Girls kit in the mail yesterday and I must say... IT IS FABULOUS! Such yummy colors and embellishments!!! I may have to roll around on them naked first .. JUST KIDDING! No one want's to invision that right now. SOrry... I warned you that I might ramble didn't I? I will have sneak peeks up of my fabulous projects in a few days. I seriously don't know what I will do for the altered item, but it will be delish!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Bad Girls

We have 8 new designers for Bad Girls in addition to the 6 of us already there... WOW! Wendy really out did herself. Some BIG BAD names too! Here's the new additions:Come on over to wish these lovely ladies Congrats!

I am very late in posting my Fab five favs! Well, better late than never!

1.Prima fluttering butterflies... Just gorgeous and I can't wait to get some of these.

2. Play doh smell...yummmm

3. Banana bread with chocolate chips. I made some yesterday and it was delish... My DH and son love this stuff so much!

4. Cashmere turtlenecks... I can finally fit into them again. I love the cozy warmth they envelope me in. mmmm

5. Faux fruit... I'm on a roll with mixed media sculptures. I am working small scale now and loving it. Here is my project from last week's Project 52 blog... "Nesting with My Secrets"

I'm working on a series of these. They are very meaningful to me symbolically and as a mother. I am truly feeling homey and nesting. It's been a theme of mine for awhile.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Project 52

Okay, tomorrow's the day! I'm featured on Project 52's blog!!! So, come on over and check it out tomorrow for the reveal of my project! I'm so excited about this artwork too! It's going to be the first in a series of similar pieces! I am feeling so creative and it's just flowing out of me! So, stop by to see what I'm talking about!
Project 52 blog

Friday, February 6, 2009

Friday Five Faves

I've neglected to do this for a couple weeks. Last week, I was in the hospital recovering from birth so I guess I'm exempt from that. Here's my top five for the week:

1. This stroller frame that my car seat goes on and is SOOOooo lightweight! I had a travel system, but it's a full stroller and is very cumbersome to fold and lift into the car. This was cheap and very easy to use!!!

2. Baby smell.. there is nothing that smells so cozy and wonderful.
It's unique and you can never bottle it! I love how Christopher smells after his bath.

3. Dunkin Donuts Latte Lite... YUM! It's my favorite thing to drink in the morning to warm up!

4. Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine
Full of fabulous artwork both cloth and paper! LOVE this magazine!!! It's where I get inspired!

5. Twilight movie soundtrack! It ROCKS my world.. I could listen to it over and over and over... and I have. Just like the books, I am rereading them for the 3rd time!!!

My favorite song is the Linkin Park one! I sing it in the car! LOL!

Okay, that's it for today! If I could add a 6th, I would say that Pink Paislee is my fav! We chatted with the owner, Rebecca Cross... she was fabulous and so is the products she creates! Thanks!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Celebrity Chat

I hope you can clear your calendar for tomorrow, Friday, February 6, 2009, at 1 p.m. PST / 4p.m. EST for a chat with Rebecca Cross, owner of Pink Paislee!!!

AND...I do believe she has a giveaway of Pink Paislee goodies!!!! And Bad Girls has a giveaway too!!! They are ALWAYS fabulous and generous!

So join me for the chat and you can go right to the forum with this link:

Chat forum

Monday, February 2, 2009


Need a little sweetness in your life??? Well, Bad Girls Kits has a kit for you this month! The main kit is full of sweet treats and yummy papers. The addons are just as sweet and are full of delish details and playful colors. Here are my layouts and projects using the main kit and some add on features!

Project- Clutch purse made from papers, paint, plastic bags and grungeboard!

Okay, NOW RUN don't walk to Bad Girls and get some sweet stuff! Here's the link: Bad Girls Feb. Kit

Also, check out the Special Edition February Valentine's kit! It's gorgeous with lots of bling! Snap it up fast because this one is sure to go fast!

Okay, update on the family... we are doing great. Christopher is a great eater, sleeper, and pooper! I swear he smiles at me! It is NOT gas and I refuse to believe it's not on purpose! I love this little bundle of sweetness so much! Mark is adjusting slowly but is definately having some behavior issues to gain attention. I feel bad that he feels like he has to do that. It's frustrating and Matt is not as patient with him as he needs to be. I know it's a phase and he will get over it, but I feel bad about it. He does love the baby though and kisses him all the time. It's hard to resist that face. So, we will plug along and hope he gets over the jealousy and need to act out. Remember, my word of the year was Patience...? Well, it's being tested, but I will persevere! He is in school all week so that gives me lots of time with Christopher and a reprieve from having to be too patient. I love my boys so much it hurts! Thanks for letting a hormonal mommy vent!