Monday, March 24, 2008

she's moving on...

stacy julian is lightening her load at simple scrapbooks. she has inspired so many! check out the simple blog for more details on how you can help send her off with a bang. personally simple scrapbooks changed the way i scrap - stacy's philosophy validated my love of clean and simple, gave me permission to scrap out of order, and helped me organize my scraproom and photos to make my scrap time more manageable. thanks stacy!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

hug your mom day

march 11th will always be a sad day for me. my mother died from complications related to treatment of breast cancer 8 years ago on this day. it's really amazing that it's been 8 years in some ways it feels like just yesterday and others an eternity. i miss her so so much. so on this day i ask you if your mother is still alive please please please - give her a call and tell her you love her. i know that's what i'd do if i could. also in some small way you will be helping to keep my mother's memory alive. that's really all she wanted - to be remembered.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

tag you're it

i've been tagged! tina cockburn tagged me today, and this is what i have to do:

* share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

* tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

* let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here goes my seven (and I'm going to try to scrap this too per tina's challenge on the studio blog. :) )

1.) i was never given a middle name. i guess with a name like celeste my mother and father thought they'd let me choose my own. when i was confirmed i chose the name ashley for my confirmation name. ashley is not a saints name and really not an appropriate choise for a confirmation name. i figured i would use that as my middle name. celeste ashley fallon - that just not right. ha! when i was married i changed my name to celeste fallon smith - my maiden name became my middle name. i like it!

2.) speaking of names i was horribly teased as a child because of my name. it's taken me years to come to terms with it and when people tell me it's a pretty name i just say "abondanza!"

3.) my hair is dyed. the amount of gray on my head is starting to exceed the amount of brown. i started going gray at 18 years old. by the age of 25 i had a skunk streak. i started dyeing for a job interview and now it's nearly impossible to stop. maybe someday i'll grow it all out and be natural again. but until then every 8 weeks to the hair dresser i go.

4.) along the lines of ugly feet, i have athlete's foot right now. it is so itchy and gross - it's like something is eating away at my feet. i need to get it under control!

5.) i've met a good deal of famous people in my life. i used to wait tables at a fancy restaurant on martha's vineyard called lattanzi's and terry used to sous chef at a 4-star restaurant called l'etoile. needless to say that the vineyard is a mecca for famous people. here are a few i've encountered - princess diana, james taylor, carly simon, dan ackroyd, walter cronkite, billy joel, mike wallace, jim belushi, spike lee, diane sawyer, david mccullough, patricia neal, mike nichols, fran drescher, stephen tyler, art buchwald, and many more.

6.) i've only been outside the united states once in my life - terry and i went to grand cayman - i had won the trip through work. i've never even been to canada. what a sheltered existence i lead!

7.) i recently lost 25 pounds. i was on the la weight loss plan and then they went out of business. i would have liked to lose more - now i'm trying to maintain my weight. it's not easy when the world is filled with peanut butter cups and pasta and chocolate cake.

and now to tag seven!

caroline ikeji

denise morrison

dina wakley

doris sander

emily pitts

paula gilarde

sara dickey

have fun ladies!