February 24, 2009

Pay it Forward/Five for Five

Here we go folks -- on more chance at this fantastic opportunity!!

About a month ago I did the Pay it Forward - and I have only had one person respond (lucky Jen!)... so that means two spots left!

I recently did it with another friend - so here I go again! :)

Read closely...this is how it works...

{The Rules}
1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, who knows?!

2. Winners must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your Three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenters on this post, you can still play along. Please take the button and post it on your blog; start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!

SO, REMEMBER... it is good... :) Pass it forward.

February 23, 2009

Marriage -- is what brings us together today --

In honor of the month of love - and my friends getting engaged & married I thought I would give a shout out to ya...

Lizzie & Bryan (finally! yeah!!), Isle, Katlyn and Jared, Anne M., Sarah M., Jeff C., Brian B., Tracy T., Jordan.


I realized that I am grateful so many of my friends are getting married before me - because I will have so many people to hang out with when I get married too! JOY! and so many people to learn from and lots of reception ideas to borrow! hee hee ... someday!

February 1, 2009

25 Am-tacular facts

25 Random things about Me

1. I love to dance with boys. Ballroom, Swing, Latin, which is about it. I don't grind – so don't try!

2. I've never been snowboarding – but I am going this weekend. I am sure I am going to come back with giant-size bruises.

3. I have never danced in the rain. But I have been kissed in the rain – once.

4. When I was in high School I thought Starbucks was evil --- now I love and am addicted to Vanilla Bean Blends with Carmel or Hot Chocolate. It is di-vine.

5. I sleep on my side – with my stuffed animals. They are fabulous.

6. I actually like guys with facial hair – but only when I am dating them and can get away with touching their faces. Otherwise – usually I think they look like truckers. Scary.

7. Yes – I am scared of truckers. I hate driving by myself and stopping to get gas. The men just make me nervous.

8. I've never been fishing – or camping in the snow – or snowshoeing for that matter. Parachuting scares me, bungee jumping – yeah 'bout that.

9. I love to climb up things – I just freeze at the top and can not come back down. So I do not go up – because I have had to be rescued from the top one too many times.

10. I really do not enjoy running. But I try *cough cough * to go at least once a week. I would rather do aerobics, or dance, or swim or anything else. I can stand it if I am listening to music though.

11. I LUV SOCKS! Esp. toe socks – newest love. But I love putting on new socks. I will wear them until they have a hole. And then it is OFF – new socks! It is what I ask for at Christmas and my birthday. New socks.

12. People usually call me by my whole name – it just flows – "amber allen". I was thinking about when I get married…. They will have to just call me amber… ha!

13. At my first branch my manager banned me from giggling, skipping, jumping, laughing, twirling, and dancing around the branch. (jokingly)

14. I used to hate doing my hair – I refused to put make-up on – and I was deeply entrenched in early 90's styles.

15. I have known 3 people personally who have passed away. Each was tragic in its own right.

16. I have only had one type of ‘real’ job outside of college – before and after.

17. I love doing secret notes. In high school I would write random notes and put them on people's cars.

18. I did not listen to the radio until 6th grade. I did not even really know it existed. But I believe that in popular music – late mid-late 90's is the best. And I hated country. With a passion. Made my mom turn it off whenever she tried to listen to it. (Note: Now I love country). First fav. Song – “I love you… always forever….near and far we’ll stick together….”

19. I am a planner. I have been attempting to plan my life pretty much for as long as I can remember. The only problem is – things never go as planned.

20. I have a dream of riding in a hot air balloon. One with lots of colors.

21. If I had been a rebel – I might have gotten a tattoo of the sun, moon, and stars. *don’t judge.

22. I am currently laying in my bed at 7:45pm… it is almost unbelievable even to me.

23. My car is named Kandy Tater. She is Kandy Apple Red…. She is one of the best cars I have ever driven. Even if she is a little lower to the ground.

24. At UNLV I am a declared music education major. I changed it to Business just before I had even taken one music class – and just before I started at BYU-Idaho.

25. When I was younger – I was once the substitute for a giant Winnie the Pooh.

**Bonus: 26. Over 70 people that I know got engaged or married last year.

I tag - Britt; Cariann; Lindsay; Pamela;Janssen; Mrs. Packrat :); Nikki (one Peachato...); Anyone who chooses to!