Alex Wong + Dance= AMAZING!!!

>> Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I just have to share this....I love TV, just ask my husband. I fill up our DVR with shows from Jersey Shore (yeah I know, but I love the fights and I laugh my ass off) to Grey's Anatomy. But one of my favorites is SO You Think You Can Dance or SYTYCD for short and this season has been crazy AMAZING!
My favorite dancer for sure is Alex Wong, his genre is ballet but he drew hip-hop out the hat and had to dance it with one of the best hip-hop dancers in the business he seemed so nervous, I was nervous for him. Well the routine choreographed by Nappy-Tabs (Tabitha & Napoleon) began and I honestly wasn't expecting anything great...well Mr. Alex freakin' killed it! He held his own and I found myself standing on my bed jumping up and dawn yelling "Oh My Gawd" my daughters looked at me like I was crazy and then joined in. That has to be one of the best routines I have seen in such a long time. TEAM ALEX baby!

Are any of you ladies TV junkies? If so did you watch last night or what are some of your favorites show?


My Friend Needs Your Votes!

>> Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My friend Kianna is this super awesome, beautiful and talented mommy who is competing with other contestants to get her own television show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She has some tough competition so she could really use your help! Go ~~~~HERE~~~~to vote for her PLEASE!!


Eclipse....Who's Excited?

If you have learned anything about me over the last 20 months, you should know that I'm a little obsessed with Twilight...don't laugh because I know there are plenty more almost thirty somethings out there just like me! While I'm beyond excited about the movie and cannot wait to see I do not have the patience to go on opening night or weekend like I did with Breaking Dawn, because the tween girls crying and screaming was too much for me to bear! I thought I was going to have to go off on a thirteen year old because I couldn't hear the movie through her sobbing over Jacob taking his shirt off, LOL! So I will have to sacrifice and wait until next weekend (sigh).

In the meantime I've been working on a new project (thanks to Nicole-Lynn's encouragement) and will be revealing more soon, I promise.Here's a sneak-peak of what I'm working on and a nod to Twilight...

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Happy Wedding Day Jaryce!!!!

>> Saturday, June 26, 2010

One of my loyal readers and distant "friend" (we have never met and she is on the west coast) is getting married today and I just want to wish her all the best today on her special day! I know its going to AMAZING!! Remember to breath and try to at least snack.

{{HUGS}} to ya girly and I'll see you on the flip-side :)


::{{D.I.Y TUTORIAL}}:: Enbossed Booklet Programs

>> Sunday, June 20, 2010

These Programs wouldn't have been possible without the inspiration from Chermeng.


  • 8 1/2" x 11 Stardream 100lb. Heavy Cardstock
  • 8 1/2" x 11 Stardream 80lb. Coverstock paper (a little heavier than regular paper)
  • Vellum Paper
  • 3/16" inch hole puncher
  • 3/8" ribbon of your choice
  • Rubber stamp
  • Pigment Ink pad
  • Embossing powder
  • Embossing gun
  • Stamp-a-majig
  • Paper Creaser
  • Lighter
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Paper Cutter
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Vellum Envelopes
  • Kleenex
  • Circle labels or stickers


  1. First cut your heavy cardstock in half horizontally using the paper cutter. Each program will turn out to be 4.25" x 5.5" folded, so keep this in mind when buying your paper so that you do not over buy.
  2. Next using your rubber stamp, dip it in the pigment and stamp the from cover of your program using your stamp-a-majig (will help you center your stamp on the cover).
  3. Next cover the wet ink with a generous amount of embossing powder, then tap the excess powder back into the jar so that you can reuse the powder instead of wasting it.
  4. Use the embossing gun to heat the ink and powder, the stamp will become smooth as the embossing gun heats and melts the powder.
  5. Next lay out each page of the program in a software program like Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop (I chose Photoshop). Keep in mind that you can print two program pages one sheet of paper.
  6. I chose to print a cover sheet type page on the vellum paper. Make sure you read the directions for the vellum paper, making sure its made for the type of printer you are using (Make sure your hands are clean of any oils or lotion because they can leave a residue on the paper). After you have laid these pages cut them in half horizontally like you did the cover page.
  7. Next lay out the other pages (my pages included a picture page, poem page, Order of Ceremony page, Wedding Party page & Thank You/Memoriam page) and cut them in half horizontally. Keep in mind that you can print front and back by turning it over and printing the other page on the back.
  8. Put all the pages together with the cover page first, the vellum, the picture page, the poem page and using your paper creaser, fold all page in half and crease the edge.
  9. Use your hold puncher to punch holes in the crease 1" from the top and 1" from the bottom
  10. Cut a piece of ribbon about 14" long and feed it through the holes from the inside of the program. Tie a bow on the outside of the program and use a lighter to melt the edges of the ribbon to keep them from fraying.
  11. Next stuff two Kleenex tissues inside the small vellum envelope and close with your custom label or sticker and add to the inside cover of your program using the double sided tape.
  12. You are done! I worked very hard on these programs and worked hard on making these step-by-step instructions for you lovely ladies, all that I ask in return is if you repost this tutorial you link it back to my blog and all pictures are property of My Dream Ring/Life and if you use any of them please also link back to my blog. Thanks so much, ENJOY!


Happy Father's Day to my Hubby!

Happy Father's Day to all the great and wonderful dad's out there, especially my husband! You are such a great father and our (see I've been practicing) girls just cherish you and I appreciate all you do for us. I love you very much :)

Enjoy your baked spaghetti!


I Need Your Feedback......

>> Tuesday, June 8, 2010

For you ladies still in the process of planning I want to know if you would like to have any step-by-step directions on an of my DIY projects. Some took longer than others and some are way more complicated than others but I'm willing to make directions if you want them.

I will eventually get around to all of my projects but I want to know which one is the most popular.

I have added a poll to the right column please take a minute and leave me some feedback.


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