Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas is over!

Well I survived another holiday season at the JJ Ranch. We had a lot of fun dressing up each day in crazy and fun stuff for the holidays....

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Scrapbook Generation has been gracious enough to host a Nikki Sivils Day!! Be sure and check it out. I will be there as well teaching some great make-n-takes! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Digital Scrapbooking

Of course I love to scrapbook... that goes without saying but, I'm not really that good. Not like some of the people on Nikki's design team or Nikki herself for that matter soooooo.
I just finished my second digital scrapbook and I thought I would share a little.

Friday, November 27, 2009

LIttle guy

Look at this guy! Have you ever seen a dog that site like a person? I swear he is just like a little kid, he has to get every one of his toys out...hehehehe

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scrapbook Extravaganza!

What a weekend! Nikki and I traveled to Sercy Arkansas to a huge Scrapbook Extravaganza. We drove in Friday and taught a class using Nikki Sivils papers "U R My Favorite" It was a fun little class and the best one was a girl that was 8! It was so much fun to just sit and scrapbook. Nikki and I took full advantage staying late into the night to get caught up on some projects. Best part is we had the best table there! Some of the nicest women we could have met were on either side of us and we had a blast! I promise I will actually take some photos of some of the work I did but no laughing!! I made do paper but I have never claimed to be good at scrapbooking it!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Halloween how I love thee.....

This year my fav. holiday fell on a Sat. which meant I didn't get to dress up at work :(
me very, very sad. Oh well Billy and I took our frustrations out on our little one. How could we NOT dress him up. He is just so darn cute!! Oh sad that Mom and Dad want their picture taken with Oscar because he is the closest thing to a grand child they will get from me.

Friday, October 30, 2009


What the crap! Boondock Saints 2 is not showing anywhere near here!!! Oh the humanity!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Press Check

I can't believe it but it is already time for Nikki to go on the press check! I can't wait to show you guys the new papers! They are a little out there but as Nikki says to me all the time..."if it's safe it goes" hopefully you will like the new lines and buy them up!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

After Party

Well along with the Diamond Dash we had our Fall Bridal Show and of course we all went out after... I always feel sorry for the people sitting near us...... oh well :)


Well what a day it was! Justice Jewelers hosted the 1st annual Diamond Dash and I was on hand to help out. We had a ton of fun.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


So I'm minding my own business at work on Friday and this little guy decides to make an appearance.... Let's just say I spent the rest of the day with my feet up on my seat.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Paper Lines

Well Nikki and I finished the paper lines and they are one their way to the printer to be done. Very exciting!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Movies

Hello All,

New movie reviews for this week....

Sunshine Cleaning:
Stars Amy Adams and Emily Blunt as sisters who get into the business of cleaning up after dead people. Alan Arkin is the funny Dad who is trying to make money with get rich quick schemes and Oscar is Amy's little son to add some sweetness. Seems funny.... well it's a great little movie but don't expect a barrel of laughs. This is a deeper movie with plenty of tear jerking moments. Probably not for the dudes but the chicks should love it.
Rating:*** (I didn't think it was possible to love Amy Adams any more)

The Fall:
In Los Angeles, circa 1920's, a little immigrant girl, Catinca Untaru, finds herself in a hospital recovering from a fall. She strikes up a friendship with a bedridden man, Lee Pace from "Pushing Daisies", who captivates her with a whimsical story that removes her far from the hospital doldrums into the exotic landscapes of her imagination. What surprised me about this movie was I had little interest in the fairytale part. Usually with these types of movies the dream world is more fantastic but this one seemed to make little sense. I did however love the two main characters even if the story itself was flawed. I have to say a little about child actors from other countries. As much as I love Hallie Joel and Dakota most American child actors are simply that, acting. Watch the Devil's backbone or Cinema Paradiso. Just like this movie you forget they are acting because it is so natural. Not because they are so good at portraying emotions but because they act like kids. They pick at themselves when they talk, they act silly. Not so much adult drama. It's nice....
This isn't for everyone but if you seek out films that have interesting actors then this might be for you.
Rating:**1/2 (the half only for that ridonculous little girl)

The International:
I would tell you the plot but after seeing it I'm not sure I understood it or really cared to. The gist is a big bad bank is trying to control the world and killing anybody who gets in their way. People die, our heroes Naomi Watts and Clive Owen try to stop them.... do they succeed? Well the end isn't a big bow if you know what I mean.
Rating:*1/2 (Enough Hollywood with the downer movies for no good reason our lives suck enough without having to watch it too)

He's back folks, John Claude Van Damme. After years of becoming a mockery he comes back with this very unusal film. Independent and with subtitles it's about... well it's about him, sort of. He plays himself, down and out, fighting in court for his daughter he needs money. He goes to the bank and something goes wrong. I won't spoil it but I really liked it. Interesting and gave me hope that JCVD wasn't gone for good.
Rating:***(Don't expect kicks and punches)

That's all for now folks....

Sunday, September 13, 2009


Nikki and I had a great time scrapping the day away at Scrapapalooza!!! Scrapbook Generation was the store on site and they had some of Nikki Sivils papers. We even took a picture of a lady buying something from North Pole Nights.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Adam's Reception

My little brother got married a couple of weeks ago in Mexico so we had a little reception for him and his wife Paige. Here are some pics....

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

American Idol!

Ok, Nikki and I went to see American Idol Live Tour Sunday night. HOW FUN!! She isn't as seasoned as me but I walked her through the process....hehehe check out the amazing pics!!!!!