Showing posts from December, 2010

the last of 2010

Eeeek!  We are mere hours away from the end of 2010 and I almost forgot to post these! I want to make sure to end this year on a jazzier note than ever so with out further ado........ Here are a few highlights in photos from  last few weeks and this Christmas at   Sweet Peaz Corner . Happy New Year Everyone from us here at Sweet Peaz Corner!!!! Wishing you peace, blessings, love and laughter in the new year!!

the end of an era

This Friday marks the end of an era. Both literally and figuratively. It's New Year's Eve week and I can feel the need and excitement for change in my bones! The first 10 years of the 2000's have flown by at lightening speed. I remember the whole Y2K scare like it was yesterday - all the computers would crash and the world would be in turmoil!  all the stress and worry  and here we are 10 years later with e-readers, iPads/iPhones and who-sits and whatsits galore.  A LOT has happened in ten years. Babe and I were talking about it last night. I've been out of high school for almost 13 years ( really???? ) I've graduated from college. twice. I met my future husband  in college at the ripe old age of 19 in the fall of 1998 We started dating in May of 2000  We had Sweet Pea in the spring of 2002 We got engaged later that fall. We subsequently broke up in  spring of 2003 We got back together in  the summer of 2007 We got re-engaged ( is that a word? ) in spring of  200

razzle dazzle- holidazed.....

It seems like we were just gearing up for Christmas and now its suddenly come and gone and now the new year is lurking just around the corner. That is always a drag about this time of year The let down. The post Christmas/ new years holiday after math of nothingness. no sparkle no shimmer no carols or cheer. no crafts or decor to spruce up the house..... sigh.  The end of the year is near and I along with everyone else am scrambling to wrap things up nice and tidily. Preferably with a bow on top. Honestly speaking......I am ready for this year to be over. Although I have no plans to take down my holiday decor until the first of the year........ But I am  grateful for all the things that were revealed this past year.  It has been a trying time. A year of struggles, triumphs, trials and tribulations. ( "Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all li

christmas catch up

Merry Christmas everyone!! I took the time out to unplug and really focus on my family this holiday season and not worry about what to update my status to or which photos would be going on the blog so this is my first time back online since Thursday!                              That's an eternity right?                                     We had a wonderful Christmas. It was a day filled with family, food, plenty of laughter and love. Giving and receiving of love and material things, laughter ringing throughout the air and champagne bubbles flowing everywhere!! My Sweet Pea was beside herself when she opened up her gift from her Papa - a brand new hot pink Nintendo DSi. Plus a game and a Princess and the Frog case. She also got 17 million dolls, a camera and some DVD's. She's going to be busy all week long. The joys of being kid are obviously waking up ridiculously early on Christmas morning unable to contain your excitement. The downside of being a parent is having to

deck the halls

are you noticing that all my post titles are holiday themed lately? it's not a coincidence. I am fully engulfed in the holiday spirit and am kind of bummed there are only 5 more days until Christmas! This past Thursday was our company wide Holiday Party. Last year the party was held at the Crimson Room in Hollywood a swanky and hip lounge/bar and true to form this year it was located at the "Spare Room" in the Roosevelt hotel in Hollywood. In a word - it was AWESOME. I know most people are not excited about their work functions and holiday parties are right up there with jury duty and root canals but MY company knows how to get down. We are a fairly young(er) group ( I think the median age might be 38) The whole space was super cute and swanktastic. Dark wood everywhere, old fashioned brass bar, a bowling alley and plenty of board games for us to partake in as well as a DJ! Oh and did I mention it was OPEN BAR and there were snacks?? Yeah. AWESOME. Of course we immediate

'tis the's the most wonderful time of the year

Oh the weather outside is frightful......but inside it's so delightful....... oddly enough it actually is for once. Worst series of storms So Cal has seen in years...... It's rained for the last 4 days straight which NEVER happens..... and I happened to have to be out and about during most of it. Yay. Saturday Sweet Pea and I ran down to Long Beach to hit up my favorite craft supply store the Fabric Barn and loaded up on TONS of goodies. I got branches and berries, glitter and paint, ribbons, headbands and hair clips galore! It was so much fun! $60 later......we walked out totally satisfied with our purchases and inspired to create! [ side note: Martha Stewart glitter albeit fabulous is a bit too expensive for my taste for one small jar - upwards of $3.99.....well I found the exact same glitter(colors) for $1.30!!!! Needless to say Martha  has lost a customer. ] Even though it was pouring cats & dogs we had a delightful time just she and I dodging the rain drops

the magic of the season.....

My friend Rachel gave birth to her second baby girl yesterday morning after being pregnant for a million years (seriously - 17 days past 'due date'). It wasn't the birth she had planned but it was just as it should have been. Her fabulous sister-in-law happens to be the uber talented  photographer Melissa Brandman and she was of course, on hand to capture those first few moments of pure love and adoration . Being the emotional basket case I have been - I immediately got misty eyed. There is something in those photos that speaks to me.  I don't know what it is  about them.....but Mel if you are reading this - you hit it on the head girlfriend!! This comes on top of Babe and I talking about when to "plan" for baby #2 (late next year - don't get excited)- and a good friend & co-worker letting me know they were in the 'family way'; so I clearly have babies on the brain! And this time of year always tends to tug at my heartstrings and get me all

hollidazed & confused

time is just flying by these days!  we are just 12 days out from Christmas! Holy cow- how did that happen? I seriously have no idea where the last 6 weeks have gone! And I haven't done a lick of Christmas shopping. Not a bit. Well except for my Secret Santa at work.  But that was just one quick thing. And its actually okay since I will be giving a lot of handmade gifts this year! The kid is only getting a few "toy" items and the rest will be crafted just for her! Hopefully they turn out properly! (insert- nail- biting- moment- of -panic here:________) This past weekend was the "official" start of the Holiday Crafting Season in my casa and it was a glitterific situation. We attempted to re-create the  Glitter Tree cuteness from the gals at Eighteen 25  but things didn't exactly go according to plan. The first thing was getting the glitter to stay stuck to the Styrofoam cone. I used a spray adhesive to set it and had Sweet Pea sprinkle the glitter on