Sunday, June 13, 2010

business cards for my friend!!

business cards for my friend for her new adventure in jewelry making!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Here's what I have been working on...

Return Address labels
Back of baby shower annoucement

front of baby shower announcement

back of moving announcement

front of moving announcement

Save the Date bday invitation

Surprise bday invitation

Formal graduation announcement

Return address labels

back of business card

front of business card

gift certificates


Business card for KK

Babyshower announcement

back of business card

front of business card

quincera announcement

baby announcement

birthday invitation

Sunday, September 20, 2009

right or responsibility?

If you take film to be developed and there are some questionable photos on the roll, do the people working there have the right or responsibility to call the appropriate authourities to report the images?? Take for instance this story, where the people to the roll of film to Walmart to be developed. There were some questionable photos with some kids naked. The police were called and the kids were removed from the home. Their computers were removed and more questionable photos were found on the there where the kids ran around the house naked too.. but again there are people that let their children run around the house naked. There are people that are ok with that. But does it cross a line when you take a picture of that child naked? Is it child pornography when you take a picture of your own child naked? What are you thoughts on this subject ? this story?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Managing Family Schedules

5 Things to Know About Managing Family Schedules
By Cristen Conger,

Today's families run at breakneck speeds. Parents toil away for 40 hours or more in the office. Kids are saddled with afterschool activities and homework. Weekend sports games, get-togethers and errands leave few spare moments to sit and smell the roses. Time is such a precious commodity these days that diligently managing your family's schedule is key to obtaining a work-life balance. Juggling multiple schedules around in your head can become overwhelming and increase your stress load.
By following a few simple tips, you can minimize the hassle of family scheduling and even pencil in some free time for yourself.

5: Stay Organized
Just like managing a project at in an office, organization is vital to handling your family's schedule. First, purchase a large calendar and put it in a prominent place in your home. For added accessibility, some Web sites offer free calendars that your family members can access online.
Start by adding information about school holidays, birthdays, sports games, recitals, doctor appointments and vacations. Then, when a new activity comes up, jot it down immediately. When dealing with multiple schedules, it may be a good idea to organize the calendar by name as well. Be sure to include the following five essential facts when recording each event: who, what, when, where and how.

4: Plan Ahead
Knowing when to plan for hectic days can alleviate a lot of the stress that comes with managing a family schedule. If you've already set up an up-to-date family calendar, make it a daily habit to check it in the mornings. Amid the hustle and bustle, it's easy to forget Sally's haircut appointment in the afternoon or Johnny's evening guitar lesson.
On the weekends, take a few minutes to look at the week ahead. If you see an overloaded day on the horizon, you'll have more time to shift around activities or arrange for carpooling or babysitters. Leaving planning to the last minute, on the other hand, will only cause frustration and anxiety.

3: Share the Load
As a busy parent, sometimes you have to ask for help. When you're organizing the family calendar, look at who's responsible for accomplishing what. Is someone doing all of the transporting, while another has ample free time? Does one person have a large project coming up and might not be able to complete routine household duties?
Evaluate your resources and strategize ways to utilize them. If your neighbor's son is on the same soccer team as yours, maybe you could trade out carpooling days. If grandparents live in the area and want to spend more time with their grandchildren, perhaps they could hang out with the kids after school once a week. It's also smart to have a friend on stand-by in case of emergencies.

2: Prioritize
When compiling a family schedule, remember that there are only 24 hours in a day. If you pile up too many activities and outings, you diminish your family's quality of life. Certainly, some kids will want to pursue soccer, ballet, painting and horseback riding all at the same time, but it's up to you to teach the importance of prioritizing. Talk with them about what they would enjoy the most and can commit to long-term, and go from there.
If you need to free up time on the family calendar, first assess priorities, such as school and doctor appointments. When whittling down further, consider the importance of certain events to the people involved, any cost associated with canceling and time invested.

1: Schedule Time Out
Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when managing a family schedule is to leave adequate room for free time. It's crucial for a busy family to slow down and spend time together to nurture relationships and relax. When looking ahead on your well-organized family calendar, keep an eye out for open evenings. These are good opportunities to pencil in a family movie or game night. Teenagers may be more resistant to staying at home, but sharing a meal at the least is essential.
In the words of John Lennon, life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. Don't let time fly by without spending it with the people you cherish the most.


I watched this amazing show this weekend about this little bitty girl named Kenadie Jourdin-Bromley. I can't believe how much she has gone through and she is still going strong. You can read her story here. She is now 6. There was an update on TLC last night. Amazingly she is just getting stronger and her vocab is getting better and better as she gets older. They didn't think that she would live past 1 month. I was totally amazed by her story.

Then on National Geo chancel there was this story The World Smallest Girl. Loved this one too.. amazed that I had never heard about this before. She is just darling.. and soo trendy.. she is 16 .. and all of it too.. the makeup, clothes, etc.. soo cute.. but her limbs are bad.. she desperately needs surgery. They drew blood from her with this HUGE needle and here in america they don't do that, I don't understand why they had to do this from such a little person. Why can't they use a butterfly needle on her to get the blood that they need from her. That could make all the difference in the world for her. She desperately needs surgery for her legs but there is not a reason at all why in the world they would have to use that LARGE NEEDLE to draw that blood from her... you have to watch the show to understand what I am talking about but it is just wrong. Someone (A Doctor) from America should help her!!

On the homefront, the weekend was great!! Just lounged around with the boys this weekend.. which was great.. we watched movies and tv together.. those are the best times .. we just talk and hang out.. they really open up to us during times like that.. about life and girls.. it is great.. Bedtimes are different on the weekends.. more relaxed... Thanks to my friend Terri, I started weeknight bedtimes 30mins earlier to accomodate talking, xtra bathroom trips, forgetting things, etc., so we aren't having to yell come 9 pm get to sleep constantly.. by 9pm they are more sleepy, THANKS TERRI!! We find out this week if Chris will be on the A or B team for Football.. can't wait for that.. and football starts next week..oh boy... Boy scouts started yesterday too.. so everything is starting to get busy...

What event do you have going on in your life? Do you need an invitation? Announcement? Let me create a custom invitation for you today! Email me NOW @ NIMSINVITATIONS@YAHOO.COM !!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

20 Surefire Relationship Wreckers

1. Always end arguments by turning some deeply private secret he's confided to you... against him. Then add, "Screw you, you slobbering half-wit!"
2. Beg him to read your journal.
3. You know you shouldn't call him too much, so say to yourself, "I'm an adult. He's an adult. I refuse to play stupid games."
4. Call him repeatedly.
5. If he doesn't call back, email him. If he doesn't return your email, fax him a funny little joke. If he still doesn't call, drop by his office and surprise him with a "cute" card. If he's not at his office, drive to his house, wait for him at his front door and, when he arrives, tell him he can do anything he wants with you.
6. Ask him once a week, "So, where do we stand?"
7. Or, if you prefer a more dramatic scrotum-tightener, ask, "So where do we stand as a couple?" 8. Rarely wear high heels to bed.
9. Be the first woman in recorded history to actually tell a man exactly how many chaps she's slept with.
10. Fixate on the future. Focus on his taking you to the Bahamas for Valentine's Day
11. Always cry after sex.
12. Criticize his mother.
13. Do you own a pair of baggy maroon sweatpants? Wear them.
14. Is he feeling a tad overwhelmed by the serious turn your affair is taking? Surprise him with loads of expensive gifts for no reason.
15. Nag. Nag. Nag. Nag. Nag.
16. Giggle at his receding hairline.
17. Tell him oral sex makes you gag. Except when he does it.
18. Don't let him miss you (i.e., spend every blessed moment with/near/on/under/over him ‑- particularly those blessed moments when you feel bloated and paranoid).
19. Never have your wallet with you.
20. Let him know that every day is Judgment Day as far as you and he are concerned and that you'd rather be right than happy