Tuesday, August 26, 2008

OMG.....Got Tagged again....3x's!!!

Okay folks! I got tagged by 3 wonderful people that are in my life! So here we go!

Essence Vibez - She does rockin mini books, and is a wonderful person...getting to know her better. I do know she has a WONDERFUL Spirit! She tagged me first sometime last week!

Jennifer - Jennifer is everywhere man...she's here, she's there, she's everywhere! She is an active member in my Yahoo Group WhoGivesaScrap and extremely talented as well. She has a wonderful blog with all sorts of wonderful info and teaches lots of classes pretty much all over Southern Cali! =) Jennifer was second to tag...

Jessica G. - My girl. =) She is the ONE of THE MOST down to Earth peeps I know! She is also a member of my group, but I had an opportunity to meet her at a retreat she vendored at for Desert Scrappers last January. She is ALSO the owner for Kits2Remember in which I graciously design for! I am so thankful I was one of the chosen ones to be one of her first design team members! Hope you are doin good out there in Florida my friend! And thanks again for everything! Oh...and by the way....her acrylic rocks! Love it!
All of my acrylic projects originated with her! (Saved the best for last..Jessica tagged me last)

Okay enough already....
7 Random facts about me:

1) I have an interview at work tomorrow for a Supervisor...(wish me luck)
2.) YES! I still have my receiving blanket AND in case you were wondering...YES I still sleep with them, nothing has changed! LOL!
3.) I LOVE my baby girl...love being her mommy!
4.) I will have be married 7 years to my High School Sweetheart
5.) I have never been this broke....
6.) I have not bought any scrap supplies since May! (National Scrpabook Day! But that also goes to tell you how much stuff I really do have on hand!)
7.) Today is my Scrapbook Groups 1 year anniversary..shout out to WhoGivesaScrap!

Okay I am tagging these lovely ladies either cause they tagged me OR cause I like em'!!!
OR Because....

Laurie - Long time friend, coworker and honorary sista'
Rochelle - She is one cool sista...met her through SoCalScrap
Sarah - She is a real cool girly, a Blinging Babe and I am mad cause her Circle Journal is officially lost...
Jessica - This girl is just crazy! Heard she puts on nice retreats...really nice to scrap with!
Kim - Happy I am getting to know her better...she is a new member on my Yahoo Group!

Okay...your turn! If you have read this...consider yourself TAGGED!

Okay...seriously...this is the last one for the year! LOL! Not doin anymore! hee hee....

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's Raining! It's Pouring!

Okay...this is what happens here in Southern Cali...
Well I heard one of those alerts on the radio of a flash flood warning, and they mentioned San Diego area and Riverside County...nothin about San Bernardino County...and what do you know?

It's raining...

The worse part about this is Reggie has been meaning to put our aquarium (75 gallon) either back in the house or at least under the patio cover...it is 100% oak...SO...yeah...Reg is not gonna be happy when he gets home. =( I been telling him to do something with it!!!

What is the weather like in your neck of the woods???

Friday, August 22, 2008

What's in Your Line Up?

I never really get to watch too much TV anymore so, yes, I have lots of shows to watch when I have "Trisha" time. In no particular order..I like them all....Do I ever get to watch them all? Nope..I wish...Today I did however catch up on Sunset Tan, I Want to Work for Diddy and New York Goes to Hollywood!

Girls Next Door
Tyra Banks Show
Wendy Williams Show
Real Life Divas
Kimora : Life in the Fab Lane
Runs House
Making the Band
The Dish
I Want to Work for Diddy
Luke's Parental Advisory
Desperate Housewives
Sunset Tan
New York Goes to Hollywood

What is in your line up?

What an Idiot I Am!!

So....I have been holding this secret from Reg for umm..maybe about 2-3 months...and he would had finally found out the surprise Saturday! Weeelll...I spilled the freakin beans barely last night! ARGH!!! What an idiot!!!! LOL!!!

So...my girlfriend and her mom have there own Red Hat Society and I believe it was for a fundraiser. They were tickets to go to Catalina Island. I have been on a cruise stop but Reggie has never been and it has been years since I did go. So we should both have fun.

How did I spill the beans you are wondering? Welll......I was actually talking to one of my Sorors telling her why I could not make it to an event on Saturday and I said it loud as day, "Oh I'm just goin to Catalina!" LOL! AND YOU KNOW WHO HAD HIS EARS OPEN! I jumped on him all wild with laughter..."YOU WERE LISTENING TO MY CONVERSATION SUCKER!!!!!!" Of course he claims he was just walking by! Whatever! LOL!

So...now he knows! Dang it!
Well I have another surprise up my sleeve for his bday...I will be sure to keep that one under wraps..

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

In Search of My 100th Member...

...of WhoGivesaScrap yahoo Group. You may see the name here and there..."WhoGas" I know it sounds funny, but one of the members came up with the catchy, crazy abbreviated name! LOL!

Anyhow...time sure does fly! On August 26th will mark one year that I started my Yahoo group and I have met really wonderful people that I am proud to call my friends! Most of all my Scrap friends! Yes, majority of us are here in Southern Cali, and to be even more precise...the mighty Inland Empire!!!

So with that said...I will be giving away a nice RAK to my 100th member!!! Please be sure when requesting membership to mention the person who may have referred you so they can receive a nice RAK to and some recognition from me!

Who will it be? I am waiting... If you are interested you can do one of the following:
1. You can click on this link and request membership: WhoGivesaScrap
2. Email me at: LuvJones78@msn.com and Subject: Membership Request (so that I do not mistaken it for junk!)

Disclaimer....THIS IS A DRAMA FREE ZONE!!! We are a small scaled group, we are not your SB.com or 2peas, 2 different calibers! =)

A little overview of the group:

A little bit more about the group: My group was originally named Inland Empire Scrap Group, but realized that many people were afraid to request membership because of the specified name of our group. I later thought, well maybe I should change the name, so that we can get more members from around the world. The more the merrier right!? But of course....So..it was designed for scrappers around the world to unite and utilize this board as a networking system.

In this group our overall goal is to simply be a scrapper, have fun, and enjoy each others company! We talk about just about anything from scrapbooking to family and maybe even our favorite foods! Our mission is to offer various tips, discuss new products, review scrapbook stores in your area, the latest and greatest items out! Just a big networking circle of ladies who share the same passion! Locally we will have monthly crops, and coming up this November we will be having our first scrapbook retreat (first come first serve basis.)

We try to engage in some fun stuff like challenges and games! You are welcome to join a great group of women who like to have fun and can get down to business! Here, we welcome everyone's ideas, layout ideas & contests, recommendations of scrap stores, etc.

Please note: We prefer QUALITY over QUANTITY. =) It's NOT about the numbers but about the quality of our group. =) If interested in joining our group and believe that you will be an ASSET to this group, come on in and have a good time! Not only are we cool scrap buddies but many friendships have blossomed from this group. Hope to see you inside!

Oh yeah...leave the drama at the door...you will be entering a drama free zone!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

My First Cyber Crop!

Well this weekend I embarked upon my first ever Cyber Crop! It was hosted over at SoCalScrap! It was really nice talking to the girls on the board as I haven't checked in a while. I have so many different places to go, sites to see, blogs to read, mail to check...and the list goes on. It never fails, I sometimes, well most the times don't make it to some of the sites I often like to frequent and enjoy the peeps!
ANYWAY...back to the subject at hand! It was really really fun. They did the cyber crop to celebrate SoCalScraps birthday. There were TONS of games, challenges, make and takes and also had a awesome chat program where we got to talk with each other, joke, motivate and just gab! So that was awesome. So...the actual crop started at 3:00pm on Friday and ended tonight (Sunday). I was bummed a little because I was working and Friday and couldn't start until later that night.
A few of my road dogs came over, Reg BBQ'ed some chicken and it was the bomb! We scrapped for a few hours and I was on a roll! I had to try and get done as much as I could because I had a birthday party to attend on Saturday and it pretty much was going to be a done deal as far as scrapping was concerned...SO...I busted a few of the challenges out.

Here are the ones I did Friday night:

This challenge was the Flower Layout Challenge hosted by Rochelle and we had to have at least a minimum of 15 flowers on one layout....

This was a Fridays Sketch Challenge hosted by Katina...

This one was an "On The Edge" challenge, hosted by Bea. I'm still trying to figure this bad boy out..something is not right and this was a real challenge for me, because I'm not gettin that WOW factor! Oh well..

While pulling out materials...I FOUND these layouts in one of my bags from a crop I went to with my local scrapbook group WhoGivesaScrap! I honestly forgot they were in my darn bag. There is another layout that is not shown below, because I still have some things to complete / finalize!
Obviously I was working on this layout before I turned 30, actually it was in May at a crop...love the colors on it..hope you do to!
So..this one was done with the above back in May and just discovered it in my bag...sad I know.
Yes, that is dear hubby..nice smile....I like that dude!

Saturday Morning...before Breanna woke up..I had to go and finish one of the layouts I started, because nothing irks me more than having uncompleted pages! Cause most likely, I will either, 1.)Forget I had it (as mentioned above...and still not finished, OR 2.) Just simply not finish!
So I finished the "Love" Layout, shown above on the green cardstock and brown rick-rack. There is something lacking with this darn layout, but I just wanted to finish it and just left it alone...really don't care for it that much. Oh well..life goes on. So I also did this on Saturday Morning:

He is so not nice....really...what is wrong with this picture??? This was a Prima Layout Challenge where most materials used on the layout should be Prima associated. The only thing that is not Prima is the Black Cardstock. Thank God for my monthly ScrapRoom Monthly Kits...this one alot of the Prima Paper, epoxy stickers and journaling cards. Challenge hosted by "Hickschick"
I REALLY REALLY love the bright colors from Primas "Dude" paper pack. Really don't know if that is the name of the collection, but that's the only word I remember at this point in time...it's 10:24pm, give me a break already... (So the picture.....are you asking yourself..."Is he giving the camera the finger?) YUP...that's my husband for ya! It takes me a few shots to get some good pics...MEN! So that wrapped up Saturday...played Bingo as well, but due to me having no access at the bday party...I didn't get a chance to play! The winner is lucky I wasn't around, because it would had been ME who yelled BINGO first! LOL!

Sunday...had my errands to run, grocery shopping..and oooh that's a whole 'notha post! Why are groceries waaay to high!? Anyway....called Alondra up and told her to bring her buns over so we can get our scrap on once again! This is what I did Sunday afternoon:

This was a challenge right here! Leave it up to Miss Jessica S. to host this! We had to create a layout using items that spelled out "Birthday" in honor of SoCalScraps birthday.
So here is what I used:
B - Blue Buttons
I - Ink
R - Red Flower
T - Turquoise Bling
H - Holly Doodle - Pink Paislee Alpha Stickers
D - "Detours: Dirt Road" (October Afternoon)
A - Alabaster Color Cardstock
Y - Yellow Ribbon! (Threw that on the page, doesn't go, but couldn't think of anything else I had on hand!)

Tanya hosted a Monochromatic challenge. This one was tough for me too as I have never done one of these...I probably could had left the flowers out...but I needed to use them because they have been in my stash waaay too long! Anyway..these are pieces that make up my hubby....(I am in my bed, really tired, so sorry can't remember all the journaling..but it was pretty cool!)

Katrina hosted this Sunday Sketch Challenge...I am happy with the results! Love the layering...

Birthday Card Challenge hosted by Nancy...we had to use the colors that re in SoCalScraps Logo..mine was blah...I really need to get more creative with my darn cards..I know..

Anyway...I am really REALLY tired...tomorrow is Monday (DARN IT!) and I have a test to take as I applied for a supervisors position..wish me luck!

Thanks for looking and stopping by my blog!
Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Jessica Guthrie looking for the next Design Team for Kits2Remember!

It is that time again!

Jessica Guthrie is looking for the next Design Team for Kits2Remember! Give it a shot! I had a good time working with the product and made some fabulous projects workign with acrylic! Most of all met some talented ladies who I will be definately keeping in touch with! Fun! Fun! Fun!

To get all the info, just click on this ghandy little link and get the skinny: http://jessicaguthrie.blogspot.com/

Good luck to all who apply!

Entertainment 4-1-1 8/10/08

With his wife and daughter by his side, Bernie Mac struggled to hold on. The actor/comedian had been sick for a while. He suffered from a lung condition caused by sarcoidosis. Over the past few weeks, he battled pneumonia. The family didn’t want anyone to know how sick he really was, but according to associates, Mac’s health has been on the decline over the past two years. Samuel L. Jackson worked with Mac on one of his final projects, the movie Soul Men. Jackson said neither Bernie Mac nor the late Isaac Hayes appeared to be healthy. (More on Hayes later on). Why was his family so quiet about Mac’s health? They wanted to protect the man they loved, and they truly felt he would get better. Mac was known for his comedy, TV, and film work, but he was also a devoted family man who cherished his wife of 30 years and his daughter. A private service is happening on Friday for the family, and a public memorial is taking place on Saturday in Chicago. Macs final projects, Soul Men, Old Dogs and Madagascar II, where voiced the role of “Zuma,” are all due out next year.

Despite his financial problems at the end of his life, the young widow of Isaac Hayes and his 11 children will be taken care of. The past two years of Hayes life were held in a cloak of secrecy. Hayes was a scientologist, and his health was not good. Three years ago, Hayes married Adjowa Hayes and they had a son. Despite the age difference, Adjowa was in love she had met the man of her dreams. The world knew “Black Moses” as a singer, Oscar winner, actor, composer and a chef, but Mrs. Hayes knew the man as her husband, Isaac Hayes. Shortly after they got married, Hayes suffered his first stroke and it left him immobilized. It took him a while to regain his speech and mobility. Friends of Hayes say he was in no condition to go on the road, but he was broke. In 1977, Hayes lost the rights to his music catalog, and he only made money from touring. He did stints in radio and acting, but his big income came from touring. As a scientologist, he was also required to give them a big portion of his income. Thank goodness for the recent songwriters act that will allow his family to regain the rights to his music. Hayes young wife is said to be devastated over the loss of her 65-year old husband. She will now have to raise their two-year old son without him. Last week was a tough one in the entertainment world as we lost two giants, Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes. A memorial service is taking place on Monday in Tennessee for Hayes.

The Marriage Is Over! These were the horrifying words Actress LisaRaye McCoy Misick had to hear from her husband Michael Misick, the prime minister of the Turks & Caicos Islands. What Do You Mean It’s Over? I’m Ready To Take My Place As The First Lady Of The Islands! Despite the scandals and cheating, the prime minister pulled the plug on the marriage. The Misicks were married two years ago in a fairytale setting, and it’s been rocky ever since. It was just last week that LisaRaye announced she was going back to her husband. The former star of All Of Us and the cult classic film The Players Club realized she loved the status and perks that came along with the title of first lady. She was willing to brush aside her husband’s flaws and continue with the marriage. The prime minister has gone public with his romance with BET Host Rocsi, and now he wants to be with her. Rocsi is younger than LisaRaye. LisaRaye was caught blindsided with the divorce news. She feels humiliated since she decided to return to the marriage. What will LisaRaye do now? How about write a book or maybe Players Club II or go back to road doing plays?

Now that he’s been served divorce papers, what’s next for Actor Morgan Freeman? The Dark Knight star is going to take the rest of the year to recuperate from his injuries suffered in a car crash. The jaws of life were brought in to save the 71-year old Oscar winner. His passenger, a much younger woman, only suffered minor cuts and scratches. Freeman’s 24-year marriage to his wife Myra has been rocky for a while, but his getting caught with another woman was the last straw for Freeman’s long suffering wife. She has long suspected that her husband was up to no good and his recent accident confirmed things. Friends of Freeman say the actor is relieved that all is out in the open. Now he can go on with his life, and his 64-year old wife can go on with her hers. The Freemans did not have children together.

Get Ready for the Tranny! For the new season of America’s Next Top Model, a transsexual will be a part of the cast. Tyra Banks, the show’s creator and executive producer, wants to shake things up for the new season which kicks off September 3rd. Meanwhile, is Tyra getting ready to tie the knot with her rich boyfriend? For the past two years, Banks has been dating Jon Udentahl, a millionaire investment banker. He’s tall and good looking. Banks is crazy about him. She immediately moved her show to New York to be with him. Lawyers on both sides are working on pre-nuptial agreements just in case a wedding happens.

What kind of woman has our son married? Nick Cannon’s parents are worried that their son may have gotten in way over his head with his recent marriage to Mariah Carey. Cannon’s parents feel too much partying and drinking is going on. This was not how they raised their son. Plus, Carey is demanding that Cannon get a high profile job to bring in money. Why does she care she has money why is she pressuring our son. So far the honeymoon continues for the cannons. They recently were feted at a party in the Hamptons and they appear very much in love despite what the naysayers says.

KeKe Palmer has a new movie, Long Shots with Ice Cube, hitting theaters August 22nd. Palmer plays a female quarterback. She’s on a roll because this fall, Palmer will also be starring in the Nickelodeon show, True Jackson, V.P. Next year, she’ll also play Roxanne Shanté in the hip hop film Vapors. Now speaking of Ice Cube, he told me exclusively that he is the front runner for the role of “B.A. Baracus,” in The A-Team movie. This was the role made famous by Mr. T. Sorry Tyrese, I know you’re being considered for the role too but, like me, what Ice Cube wants, he gets. Cube’s good buddy John Singleton is directing this big screen version.
Serena Williams: the tennis sensation is going out glam. If you thought she looked good on the June issue of Ebony, check her out in the new issue of Men’s Fitness magazine. Williams looks amazing. She is showing the world she has a lot of sex appeal.

Has Auntie Viv found a new love? According to published reports, Vivica A. Fox has found love with Actor David Caruso. The two have been dating for a few weeks. Caruso stars on the CBS show CSI Miami. Fox recently celebrated her 40 something birthday.

Usher is hoping to get his career back on track now that his momma, Jonetta Patton, is back in charge. Last week, Usher fired his management staff. His publicity staff was also sent packing. Usher was not happy with the direction of his career, and he has rehired his mother to run his career. It was just two Mother’s days ago that Usher famously fired his mom because she didn’t get along with his wife. This was supposed to be Usher’s year, but he found everyone raving over Ne-Yo and Chris Brown. Where was the love for him? His former management company and publicity firm have both released statements claiming they were planning to part ways with Usher and wished him the best. Inside sources say they were furious at being let go, and told Usher to go back to his momma. As for Usher’s wife, Tameka Foster, she doesn’t like the changes, but she is trying to have another baby with Usher so she is just being quiet. Jonetta Patton has her work cut out for her. But, she knows her son is talented and well liked. She is sure she will able to turn things around. First up for Usher, he will be performing in a free concert to kick off the 2008 NFL season before the Giants/Redskins game. Patton is going to make sure Usher’s set is tight after his lackluster opening at The BET Awards and his obvious lip-synching on Good Morning America. She is going to make sure her son shines.

Is it going to be baby number three for the Bryants? While Kobe is on the quest for Olympic gold during the Beijing games, word has it his wife, Vanessa Bryant, is pregnant with baby number three.

The past week was not good for Beyonce. Hurry up with the album B, your clothing line, House Of Dereon, has been declared a major disappointment within the fashion industry. No one is buying the clothes, and L’Oreal cosmetics got busted making you look Caucasian in your ad campaign. They digitally enhanced her photos totally, erasing her color. This photo appears in the new issue of Elle magazine. She looks like herself in the same ad for Essence.

A new best of compilation featuring the music of Tina Turner is coming out. Look for ‘Tina’ on September 30th.

I Want To Take You Higher, The Life And Times Of Sly Stone is title of the new book about the famed musician coming out in October.

Poet and Author Dr. Maya Angelou is going to be honored along with TV Producer Norman Lear at the 2008 Annual Marian Anderson Awards. The ceremony honoring them is taking place November 17th at the Kimmel Center. Lear is best known for the TV classics All In The Family, Sanford & Son The Jeffersons, Good Times and Maude. The award is named after the famed Contralto Marian Anderson, a Philadelphia native. Past honorees include Sidney Poitier, Richard Gere, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Oprah Winfrey and Harry Belafonte. Dr. Angelou and Lear go back a ways back. The doctor is godmother to Lear’s youngest children.

Singer Nancy Wilson is mourning the loss of her husband, the Reverend Wiley Burton. Wilson and Burton were married for 34 years. The Presbyterian minister passed away last week after a long battle with cancer.

Get ready for Lethal Weapon V. Another movie sequel is in the works for Mel Gibson and Danny Glover reprising their roles they created in 1987.
The LaBelle reunion is set for October 21st with their new CD Back To Now. Patti Labelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash are back together after 30 years. The new CD features production from Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff and Lenny Kravitz.

Who will be on Dancing With The Stars for the new season? Word has it Toni Braxton, former NFL Player Warren Sapp and Tom Selleck (Magnum, P.I.) will be a part of the new season.

Sanford & Son, the popular 70’s show, is coming out on DVD. The complete series, 17 discs containing all six seasons, comes out on October 28th. The late Comedian Redd Foxx starred as the grouchy junkman and Demond Wilson played his long-suffering son, Lamont.

Oprah Winfrey may make a surprise appearance at The Emmys. Word has it she’ll open the show September 21st.

Anita Baker, Jennifer Hudson, Dionne Warwick, Yolanda Adams and Fantasia will all be on hand for the all-star salute to Patti LaBelle. LaBelle is being honored at the United Negro College Fund’s Evening Of Stars. The program will air in January.

Singer Al Jarreau is hard at work on a new Christmas CD, which is coming out this fall.

Tyler Perry’s new movie, The Family That Preys, is set to open in theatres September 12th. The movie stars Alfre Woodard, Kathy Bates, Sanaa Lathan, Robin Givens, Taraji P. Henson, Rockmond Dunbar, Cole Hauser and Tyler Perry. You can check out the trailer right now on our website: HYPERLINK "http://wdasfm.com" http://wdasfm.com. Just go to Patty’s Page.

Singer Robin Thicke is set to release his new CD, Something Else, in September. The CD features the hit single ‘Magic.’
The 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors takes place in October.

Upcoming TV and Film Events:
Unity Day is now Unity Weekend. The 30th Anniversary of Unity Day is happening on the Waterfront. Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd and 24th at Penns Landing at the Great Plaza. This year’s performers include Howard Hewett, Kem, Tank, Ty Tribbett & Greater Anointing, Chante Moore, Joe, Eric Benet, Bill Jolly, Noel Gourdin, The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir and many more.
The Rhythm And Blues Foundation’s 20th Annual Pioneer Awards are taking place September 9th at The Kimmel Center. Honorees include Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Bill Withers, Kool and The Gang, The Whispers, The Funk Brothers, The Late Singer Donny Hathaway, and legendary Stax Records Chief and Co-Owner Al Bell. For more info call 215-893-1999 or go to Rhythmblues.org

WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This major magazine is finding out the hard way just because you shell out millions of dollars for exclusive pictures, doesn’t mean you will have a million-seller issue on your hands. Plus, everyone is starting to pick up on the fact that this magazine regularly ignores minority babies.
You can’t fake a friendship…a very popular entertainer is finding out the hard way you don’t destroy a friendship over petty jealousy. Now, it’s too late for him to apologize.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Few Pics Worth Sharing....

This is what I walked into this morning....and YES she has plenty of room in her bed! She insists on having all of her "babies" in her bed! Anyway...she just gets into these positions that make me crack up! And the girl does not like cover!

After she heard my camera flash...she kinda shifted and ended up this way....

This was this evening...learned behavior I tell you. She had her purse on her shoulder, a play cell phone and some play keys....wow....very observant! Thats my girl!

Okay...the following are just snapshots of funny moments...she just gets plain ole' silly sometimes, but mommy loves it as it makes great scrapping! =)

Oooh! You don't know how much I love this little chic! Now she is finally at the stage where she will actually give me a kiss instead of shining me on or acting as if she didn't hear me....

Yup! She has a gap just like her mama and daddy...it was already predetermined....she's still cute! (Is it just me or is she really posing!)

Trying to grab my camera!

Oooh...maybe a little attitude???...I have NO IDEA where she got that from... ~_~

Talk to the hand cause mama I don't understand.....WHY YOU ARE ACTING LIKE PAPARAZZI! No more photographs please!!!

Oh yes...lovely...she has discovered the 2 holes in her nose...she goes knuckle deep..I know gross...she thinks that mess is funny!

I know her hair is wild...it kinda grew over night I swear! She won't let me put any cute barrette in her hair! I have to trick her or do it when she is sleep...I often catch her putting vaseline in her hair...I think Grandma might have had something to do with that, trying to teach her to put it on her lips...now she goes straight tot he head!

The latest and greatest!
Goodnight people!

Bre's First Day at the Beach...

Here is the mini book I made from the beach pics! I had a good time doin this album cause we had so much fun that day...a little "family" outing. (For you Southern Cali Folks...if you are wondering which beach, I was at Corona del Mar)

I used the SEI Paperstack that was being sold at Micheals a few months ago...due to my shopping hiatus, I am not sure if it is still there or not! I made this on Saturday while doing some scrappin with my girls!

I did a lot of different dimensions with this album, unfortunately the pics don't really show it that well...Oh yeah...and I am trying to get better at my picture taking so you won't see my flash in my images! =)

(if you are interested in the captions...scroll down a few entries!) =)
6x8 Acylic Album (K2R)
SEI Papers
Making Memories Black Paint (for the edges)
Embellies included: Fancy Pants chipboard, SEI, and various ribbons
Thicker Glitter Leters
Teresa Collins Paper

4-1-1 Entertainement News Week of 8/4

4-1-1 ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 4TH, 2008Mrs. Morgan Freeman has had enough! Morgan may have survived the car crash, but his wife, Myrna Colley-Lee, is done with their 24-year old marriage. Earlier this week, the 71-year old Oscar winner was involved in a car accident that almost killed him. Morgan wasn’t alone in the car. His passenger was 48-year old Demaris Meyer, who was a friend of Freeman’s wife. Myrna, 64, has long suspected her husband of carrying on with her friend, and now the truth comes out with this accident. This marriage has been rocky for awhile, and now they’re headed for divorce. Family members have been left stunned by the recent events. While they’re happy Morgan survived the crash, they can’t believe how “Easy Reader” has humiliated his long suffering wife. He suffered a broken arm, broken elbow and minor shoulder damage. He may have had surgery to repair the damage, but his wife is left with a broken heart. It’s a shame that Driving Miss Daisy has caused the end of his marriage.

The marriage is officially over, and Lisa Raye has pawned the ring. Lisa Raye McCoy Missick is ready to move on. She’s walking away from her title as First Lady of The Turks & Caicos Islands. It was just a couple of years ago when Lisa Raye married Prime Minister Michael Missick. The fairytale wedding soon turned into a nightmare marriage filled with cheating, lies and scandal. The Prime Minister has moved on as well. He’s currently dating BET Video Host Rocsi. She’s the host of 106 And Park. Rocsi has been running around with the Prime Minister for the past few months.

Wesley Snipes will have to reimburse the federal government for his tax trial. In addition to the 3-year prison sentence, he must pay the government $217,000. Snipes remains free on bail while his conviction is being appealed.

Jilly From Philly really is in love. Jill Scott’s got a new tattoo. She’s engaged to be married to her drummer, John Roberts. She got his name tattooed behind her left ear. Roberts also got a tattoo. He’s got Jill’s name behind his right ear.

Raven Symone has just signed a multi-million dollar deal to come out with her own brand of lip gloss. She was recently dropped from her record label for poor record sales.

Toni Braxton could be Dancing With The Stars this fall. She quit her Las Vegas show this past spring because of heart problems. Now, she’s being rumored to be on the new season of the hit ABC show beginning September 23rd.

Reverend Run and his wife Justine have just written a new book, Take Back Your Family. The book is a challenge for America’s parents, offering advice on rearing children. Reverend Run and family are featured on the MTV series Run’s House.

Sanford & Son, the popular 70’s show, is coming out on DVD. The complete series, 17 discs containing all six seasons, comes out on October 28th. The late Comedian Redd Foxx starred as the grouchy junkman and Demond Wilson played his long-suffering son, Lamont.

Oprah Winfrey may make a surprise appearance at The Emmys. Word has it she’ll open the show September 21st.

CBS wants Lawrence Fishburne to take over on CSI: Criminal Investigation. If the Oscar nominated actor takes the role, he’ll replace William Petersen, who’ll exit the show after eight years.

Rapper 50 Cent is talking about his failed relationship with Vivica A. Fox. He tells why he had to dump her. According to 50, she turned their romance into a business opportunity that wasn’t beneficial to him. Auntie Viv hasn’t been the same since the breakup.

KeKe Palmer has a new movie, Long Shots with Ice Cube, hitting theaters August 22nd. Palmer plays a female quarterback. She’s on a roll because this fall, Palmer will also be starring in the Nickelodeon show, True Jackson, V.P. Next year, she’ll also play Roxanne Shanté in the hip hop film Vapors.

India.Arie is not coming to Broadway after all. The revival of the Ntozake Shange classic For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enough is being postponed. One of the project’s financers has backed out. Whoopi Goldberg was on board as a producer. There’s no word on a rescheduling date.

Montel Williams wants to return to TV. After retiring his talk show after a 17-year run, Williams wants to do a diet and lifestyle show called Living Well with Montel. Williams has been very focused on this subject since he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He’s also taken a role on the CBS daytime soap Guiding Light.

Wayne Brady, Where’s Your Underwear! At a recent show in Las Vegas, Brady was performing, split his pants and everybody saw everything. He’s been ordered to wear underwear while performing from now on.

Cedric The Entertainer is coming to Broadway. Cedric will be one of the stars of American Buffalo along with Comedian/Actor John Leguizamo. American Buffalo is about a group of small time hoods who try to steal a rare coin.

Looks like there will be a Jackson reunion. Next month, they’re being honored at the Annual Urban Awards as BMI Icons. Marlon, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Randy have all confirmed. No word on Michael’s participation.

Speaking of the Jacksons, Janet wants her little fella to settle down and cut out all that partying. Janet feels like boyfriend Jermaine Dupri’s partying is getting out of control. Last week an employee was shot when violence broke out at one of Dupri’s events. Janet wants their relationship to continue, but that excessive partying has to go.

R Kelly hasn’t learned his lesson. He’s dating a teenager, 18 year-old “Baby.” “Baby” use to date 19-year old JoJo Simmons, the son of Reverend Run (Run DMC). The 41-year old Kelly is getting ready to release his new CD, 12 Play, which is said to be his most sexual album to date. Earlier this year, Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges.

Uncle Luke is back! Luther Campbell is showing another side of himself with his new VH1 reality show, Luke’s Parental Advisory. He shows his other side as a husband, father and businessman. Uncle Luke has come a long way from his 2 Live Crew days. Luke’s Parental Advisory airs Monday nights at 10:30pm on VH1.

Regina Belle says she may not do another R&B album again. Her first gospel album, Love Forever Shines featuring the song God Is Good, is doing very well. Belle says this may be her new calling. She’s currently the First Lady and Minister of Music at an Atlanta church.

Comedienne Sommore is coming to Comedy Central. The Queen Stands Alone is a film version of her standup act. The show premieres September 13th on Comedy Central.

Aaron McCargo, Jr. of Camden, New Jersey is the Food Network’s newest star. McCargo used to be the executive chef at Thomas Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia. His food show, Big Daddy’s House, airs on Sundays at 1:30pm on the Food Network.

Singer Eric Benet has found love with Prince’s ex-wife. Benet, who used to married to Halle Berry, is now dating Manuela Testolini, Prince’s ex-wife. The two have been dating for a while, but now they are officially a couple. Maybe she’ll join Benet at this year’s Unity Weekend festivities. Benet is performing Sunday the 24th on the Great Plaza at Penns Landing.

Tyra Banks is going to have a new look. Banks is appearing on the cover of the September issue of Harper’s Bazaar as Michelle Obama. Banks is undergoing a full makeover to look like the aspiring first lady.

Now speaking of Mrs. Obama, check her out on the latest issue of Ebony magazine, and the entire Obama Family will be appearing on the new edition of Essence magazine.

Anita Baker, Jennifer Hudson, Dionne Warwick, Yolanda Adams and Fantasia will all be on hand for the all-star salute to Patti LaBelle. LaBelle is being honored at the United Negro College Fund’s Evening Of Stars. The program will air in January.

Where’s Lauryn Hill? According to the father of her five children, Rohan Marley, Hill will be back on the music scene. She is currently enjoying suburban life and focusing on raising her children. As for reports about Hill dealing with mental issues, Marley says she is not crazy just a perfectionist.

Despite her family and friends objections, the romance between Jennifer Hudson and Punk from I Love New York is still going strong. Hudson has been on a promotional tour for her new album, which is coming out in September. She’s been very quiet about her status with Punk, but he wants everyone to know he is her man. He follows her everywhere, and he never hesitates to have his picture taken. Punk loves the spotlight, and he is willing to ride her coattails to get it.

Alicia Keys will be singing the new theme for the latest James Bond movie Quantum Of Solace. The song is called Another Way To Die. The movie, starring Daniel Craig as “James Bond,” comes out November 7th.

Bobby Brown will be creating and appearing in a series of anti-drug public service announcements that will air this fall. This was part of a plea bargain due to a drug conviction earlier this year.

Lionel Richie will be teaming up with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis for his next project, and he says a Commodores reunion is in the works.

Singer Al Jarreau is hard at work on a new Christmas CD, which is coming out this fall.

Tyler Perry’s new movie, The Family That Preys, is set to open in theatres September 12th. The movie stars Alfre Woodard, Kathy Bates, Sanaa Lathan, Robin Givens, Taraji P. Henson, Rockmond Dunbar, Cole Hauser and Tyler Perry. You can check out the trailer right now on our website: http://wdasfm.com. Just go to Patty’s Page.

Singer Robin Thicke is set to release his new CD, Something Else, in September. The CD features the hit single ‘Magic.’

The 5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors takes place in October.

Upcoming TV and Film Events:

Unity Day is now Unity Weekend. The 30th Anniversary of Unity Day is happening on the Waterfront. Saturday and Sunday, August 23rd and 24th at Penns Landing at the Great Plaza. This year’s performers include Howard Hewett, Kem, Tank, Ty Tribbett & Greater Anointing, Chante Moore, Joe, Eric Benet, Bill Jolly, Noel Gourdin, The Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir and many more.

The Rhythm And Blues Foundation’s 20th Annual Pioneer Awards are taking place September 9th at The Kimmel Center. Honorees include Chaka Khan, Teena Marie, Bill Withers, Kool and The Gang, The Whispers, The Funk Brothers, The Late Singer Donny Hathaway, and legendary Stax Records Chief and Co-Owner Al Bell. For more info call 215-893-1999 or go to Rhythmblues.org

WHAT’S THE UNDERGROUND BUZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When is this Pop Singer going to start dressing her age? She’s almost 40, and she continues to wear teenage outfits. At a recent TV show, she was lip singing, and the kids in the audience were laughing at her. They kept pointing at her, screaming at her to sit down. The Pop Singer even married a younger man, but it is not helping her with younger fans.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Shut Yo Mouf!

2 great entertainers...gone in one weekend....

(CNN) -- Soul singer and arranger Isaac Hayes, who won Grammy awards and an Oscar for the theme from the 1971 action film "Shaft," has died, sheriff's officials in Memphis, Tennessee, reported Sunday.

Singer Issac Hayes seen performing in the U.K. last year. Hayes was found dead Sunday at age 65. more photos »

Relatives found Hayes, 65, unconscious in his home next to a still-running treadmill, said Steve Shular, a spokesman for the Shelby County Sheriff's Department. Paramedics attempted to revive him and took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2 p.m., the sheriff's department said. No foul play is suspected, the agency said in a written statement.
Hayes was a longtime songwriter and arranger for Stax Records in Memphis, playing in the studio's backup band and crafting tunes for artists such as Otis Redding and Sam and Dave in the 1960s. See photos of singer Isaac Hayes »

He released his first solo album in 1967, and his 1969 follow-up, "Hot Buttered Soul," became a platinum hit. In 1971, the theme from "Shaft" topped the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and won an Academy Award for best original theme song. The song and the movie score also won Grammy awards for best original score and movie theme. Hayes won a third Grammy for pop instrumental performance with the title track to his 1972 "Black Moses" album.

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From the late 1990s through 2006, Hayes provided the voice of "Chef" for Comedy Central's raunchy animated series "South Park," as well as numerous songs.
The role introduced him to a new generation of fans, but he left after the show lampooned his own religion, the Church of Scientology.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. In a CNN interview at the time, Hayes credited his success to "adjusting and constantly evolving, expanding and trying to stay as young as I can." The new generation of popular musicians, he said, "could use a little more substance like we had in the day."

"They're standing on our shoulders. Some of them don't realize [it] because they sample me so much," he said.

Hayes credited his role on "South Park" with expanding his fan base, and said that he had almost passed on the job.

"I started to walk out. I thought it was a Disney thing. I [had] never heard of this thing," he said. But his agent persuaded him to tape some episodes.

"Toward the opening I started having trepidations -- 'Oh my god, what have I done? I've ruined my career.' But when it aired, the ratings went through the roof," he said.

A 1992 visit to the royal family in Ghana was a life-changing experience for Hayes, he said.
"I went back on speaking engagements and encouraged African-Americans to go to Africa [to] interact socially, culturally and/or economically," he said.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

We Lose Another Great Comedian...

CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Bernie Mac, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian who worked his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago's South Side, died Saturday at age 50.

Bernie Mac, 50, was nominated for a Grammy for "The Original Kings of Comedy."

"Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles, California. She said no other details were available and asked that his family's privacy be respected. The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.

Recently, Mac's brand of comedy caught him flack when he was heckled during a surprise appearance at a July fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate and fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama. Toward the end of a 10-minute standup routine, Mac joked about menopause, sexual infidelity and promiscuity, and used occasional crude language. The performance earned him a rebuke from Obama's campaign.

But despite controversy or difficulties, in his words, Mac was always a performer.
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"Wherever I am, I have to play," he said in 2002. "I have to put on a good show."
Mac started his comedy career at age 8, with a standup performance at a church dinner. In 1977, at age 20, he took that act to comedy clubs in Chicago.

His film career started with a small role as a club doorman in the Damon Wayans movie "Mo' Money" in 1992. In 1996, he appeared in the Spike Lee drama "Get on the Bus."

Mac went on to star in the "Ocean's Eleven" franchise with Brad Pitt and George Clooney. His turn with Ashton Kutcher in 2005's "Guess Who?" -- a remake of the Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn 1967 classic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" -- topped the box office.
Mac also had starring roles in "Bad Santa," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and "Transformers."
In the late 1990s, he had a recurring role in "Moesha," the UPN network comedy starring pop star Brandy.

The comedian drew critical and popular acclaim with his Fox television series "The Bernie Mac Show," which aired more than 100 episodes from 2001 to 2006.

The series about a man's adventures raising his sister's three children won a Peabody Award in 2002. At the time, judges wrote they chose the sitcom for transcending "race and class while lifting viewers with laughter, compassion -- and cool." iReport.com: Share your appreciation for Bernie Mac

The show garnered Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Mac.

"But television handcuffs you, man," he said in a 2001 Associated Press interview. "Now everyone telling me what I CAN'T do, what I CAN say, what I SHOULD do, and asking, 'Are blacks gonna be mad at you? Are whites gonna accept you?"'

He also was nominated for a Grammy award for best comedy album in 2001 along with his "The Original Kings of Comedy" co-stars, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Cedric The Entertainer.
In 2007, Mac told David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" that he planned to retire soon.
"I'm going to still do my producing, my films, but I want to enjoy my life a little bit," Mac told Letterman. "I missed a lot of things, you know. I was a street performer for two years. I went into clubs in 1977."

Mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957, in Chicago. He grew up on the city's South Side, living with his mother and grandparents. His grandfather was a deacon in a Baptist church.

In his 2004 memoir, "Maybe You Never Cry Again," Mac wrote about having a poor childhood -- eating bologna for dinner -- and a strict, no-nonsense upbringing.

Mac's mother died of cancer when he was 16. In his book, Mac said she was a support for him and told him he would surprise everyone when he grew up.

"Woman believed in me," he wrote. "She believed in me long before I believed."

Friday, August 08, 2008

A Day at the Beach...

Okay...so I know it took me long enough to add up my photos!
Well 2 weeks ago today I thought it would be cool for us to have a family day and take Breanna to the beach for the first time. My girlfriend recommended Corona Del Mar Beach, as it may be more on the clean side and quiet, kick back. The beach also has a nice little grass area which was nice too. The weather...was an immediate change from the Inland Empire. While at home it was well in the 100's and I wanna say at the beach it was about somewhere in the mid to high 70's.
We left home around 10:30ish had a few errands to run and finally got to the beach around noon. No traffic on the way there which was beautiful. We took the toll roads...kinda nice but not....why do they charge so much!? And you have to pay both ways!

Needless to say we got there in no time.
So Bre's first time at the beach...come with me on her adventure...

Here she is on her way, with one of her little fury friends in her lap. In the corner you can see her little toy chair that of course plays music. There is also a small dish that holds treats...she loves this chair. Everytime she sits down, it plays tunes. So yes, we brought that with us.

I took her attachment out her mouth so I can try and get a decent smile...good enough!

There is a cute smile! She really wasn't too sure to think of the beach. She just barely got used to walking on the grass, and now she has to put up with sand for the day! She did well overall...considering it was her first time.

What a diva....she was sitting on dads lap and she raised up her little legs, so dad could get the sand off her "piggy wiggies" (toes people!)...she wasn't really feeling the sand too much!

Okay.....next we try and get in the water...nope...wasn't feeling that either!

She realized that this was NOT her bathtub!

"GET ME OUTTA HERE DADDY!!!!" Sometimes I have to remind Reggie that Bre is not a boy! LOL! He just kinda put her in and let her be, "Aww...she'll get used to it!" Hello!? I told him she won't wanna ever come back to the beach! Take her out! She is screaming her head off...a little embarrassing actually! Poor baby! She was holding on pretty tight....

Everything was okay after a swig of juice and snacks...of course food is always a remedy for her!

I really did ask her to stay out the Doritos cause of the sharp edges and fear of her choking...she didn't listen..as usual. She really thinks she is slick and no one is watching her. I love seeing her look out the corner of her eyes to see if anyone is watching...

BUSTED!!!!!!! Oh...yes...that is a mixture of chocolate pudding AND Doritos. Good mix right!?

Meanwhile...dad is so relaxed...he kinda fell asleep on me and Bre. I am assuming she was trying to cover him up?

So...me and baby girl attempted to try one more time. This time we went without daddy...and she did much better. I was talking to her as if we were in the tub, showing her that the water splashes just like it does in the tub! For some reason it made it better! Go figure!

Me and Bre playing in the water...I got more smiles this time around...next time should be even better.

We had a wonderful day at the beach...you know I can't wait to scrap these right?
Thanks for looking!


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