Saturday, December 20, 2008

Hanimlar toplantisi - Final Bolum

SUPER !! Baska kelime bulamiyorum.  Saolsun arkadaslarim, Kar, kis soguk dinlemediler ve hep beraber cok mekemmel bir gun gecirdik.  Tatli sohbet, music, cesitli yemekler ve sicak ev atmospheri gunumuzu bir kez daha guzellestirdi.  

Arkadaslarima bir kez daha geldikleri icin cok tessekur ediyorum, onlarla olan o guzel sohbeti hic birseye deyismem.  Artan yemekleri ve tatlilari yarin esimin arkadaslari futbol seyrederken enjoy edicekler. 

Birtek kotu tarafi hic resim cekmedim sizlerle paylasmak icin. Olsun bir dahakinde cekerim.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Hanimlar toplantisi - ikinci Bolum

Bu Cumartesi arkadaslarim bende toplaniyor ve cok heycanliyim. Benimle beraber 6 bayan ve 7 cocuk olucaz. O gun herseyin mukemmel olmasini istiyorum ve bugun isten oglen 1:00'de ayrilip hazirliklara baslicam.

Menum:

1. Rus Salatasi
2. Yogurtlu sarmisakli havuc salatasi
3. Ispanakli dip served with Melba Toast or pumpernickel bread
4. Zeytin yagli Barbunya fasulyesi
5. Patlican PARMIGIANA
6. Cocuklara - Pizza
7. Tatli olarak Kunefe - Annemin resepisi ve harika oluyor.
8. Arkadaslarimda borek ve kisir getiricek.

Isin kotu tarafi bugun burda cok buyuk kar fitinasi olucak, ve 30 santim kar bekleniyor, insallah yarina kadar duraklar. Al sana Kanada havasi, ama biliyormusunuz bayiliyorum buranin kisina. O kadar guzel ve mistik bir goruntu olusuyor resmen gozleri kamastiriyor bazen. Butun evler Christmas icin isiklarla ve suslerle donatiliyorlar.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A lullaby

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I thought this was cute. My little one singing lullaby to sister. Time goes by so fast and we need to cherish every living moment.

Did I Marry the Right Person

I found this article to be so true and wanted to share it.  Hope you will find it helpful.

Did I marry the Right Person?

During one of our seminars, a women asked a common question.
She said, "how do I know if I married the right person?"
I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, " It depends. Is that your husband?" In all seriousness, she answered "How do you know?"

Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.

Here is the answer.
EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies.

Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a complete natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything.  That's why it's called "falling" in love...

People in love sometimes say, " I was swept off my feet" Think of the imagery of that_expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, an then something happened came along and happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is easy. It's passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few years of marriage , the euphoria of love fades.  It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.

The symptom of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/ or your spouse might start asking, "Did I marry the right person?" And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown. People blame there spouse for their unhappiness and look outside there marriage for fulfillment.

Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies with in it. I am not saying you couldn't fall in love with someone else. You could. And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):

THE KEY TO SUCCEEDING IN MARRIAGE IS NOT FINDING THE RIGHT PERSON; IT'S LEARNING TO LOVE THE PERSON YOU FOUND.

You can't "find" LASTING love. You have to "make" it day in and day out. That's why we have the _expression "the labour of love". Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.

Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.

Just as there are physical laws of the universe( such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make you your marriage stronger. It's direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the law, the results are predictable... you can "make" love.

Love in a marriage is indeed a "decision"... Not just a feeling.

Remember this always

" God determines who walks into your life.
It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go."

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

My latest Creations







Hi, I am back with some more cards, and Scrapbook album. The Christmas cards will be given to the children's teachers. The get well card is for my boss who broke his ankle when he was hiking. Ouch!! I know how that feels as I had a foot injury about over a month ago and still trying to recover. I have not been able to go to the gym because of it and I have gained double digits (not good!!)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Girls Get together "HELP" Recipes 911

This Saturday I am planning on inviting over a bunch of my girlfriends for a late afternoon lunch-dinner combination. I was planning on having them over around 3 a'clock and wondering what I can prepare for everyone to enjoy, there will be a bunch of children as well. I can take any suggestions cause I am not to certain what I should prepare. I do have a few things in mind and here is the list I have going at this time but could easily change.

1. Potatoe salad
2. Carrot salad
3. Borek ( feta cheese and spinach)
4. Lasagna ( grounf beef)
5. Cheese ball dip with pumpernickel bread
6. Cheese cake, and maybe a holiday cake or scone with tea.

Please help, I want to make something different but can't think of anything at this moment.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Gift from the Heart

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There is nothing more special then  a gift that is hand made with Love.  To me a value of a gift is not measured by its dollar figure but how much thought goes into the gift.  I have attached just a few photos of a whole scrapbook album I made for by husbands cousins new born baby girl "Arden".  Creating this album took me well over a month with a help of a very good friend "M". It was very challenging but yet extremely fun and I enjoyed every minute.  Currently I am working on my own project which is a book of all my favorite recipes.  It's coming along nicely and can't wait to share some of the pages with you all.

Being able to create and make something by hand gives me such a wonderful sense of accomplishment.  I have said many times, my craft room is my therapy room.  This is where I escape from my daily stresses and enter into my very own heaven.  Even if it is a couple of hours a day, it is "my heaven"....

Bazen hayatin cilvesinden yoruluyorum.  Bazen bedenimin ve ruhumun cok yorgun oldugunu hissediyorum.  Kafamda binbir dusunceler oynuyor, cocuklarim, Kocam, isim, evim, etc.  Ama ailemle olan dusuncelerim hep guzel ve onlari deliler gibi seviyorum. 

Monday, November 24, 2008

Birthday / Baby Cards









Here are my latest cards that I have made to friends and family. I absolutely love using my Cricut Create but I must say I truly regret not buying the Expressions instead. I saw in this weeks Walmart flyer Cricut Expression is $ 297.00. Wow, that is a good deal concidering I paid more for the Create at Michaels. I feel like I have been ripped off a little. Eventually I will buy the bigger Cricut cutter.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

My Ultimate Weakness " Shoes"

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Yes, like majority of most woman I have the same weakness. I LOVE SHOES.....
My taste as you can see is mostly Classic Shoes, with a reasonable heel height. My daughter calls me crazy crazy Annecim. She says she can't wait to wear them. I must say these are really not all of them, I am still missing all my boots and summer sandals and slippers. I have no clue how many pair of shoes I own, but it sure is a lot. If you ask my husband he thinks I own more then I need and he is right but I will never admit to that.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hand Made greeting Cards



Here are just a few of my hand made cards.  I had made more but unfortunately gave them to friends before I took a picture.  Trust me, there will be more cards made as long as these hands can create and this heart can feel...

The mickey mouse card was my creation from beginning to end. The new Baby and the tree were cut with the Cricut "Stretch your Imagination" Cartridge. The I simply decorated with a baby stickers.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Halloween Gift Bags


These are the fun halloween loot bags I made for my son's JK Class.  There are 22 kids in his class and I have managed to accomplish only 12. Every bag is designed differently, I don't believe in producing the same thing time after time, this takes away the purpose of creating.  

I love making things with love, thought and feeling. Without these emotions, my work would not be any different then mass produced China made products that come hot off the press.

These bags were created with your basic Orange card stock and I used the Cricut Tags , Bags, Boxes and More cartridge to make the bags.  Then, I simply stamped Halloween images.  The bats were cut with the Cricut Paper doll cartridge.  
 

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