Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hurry, Offer Ends Friday!!!!

The Special Introductory for The Inspiration Book is ending soon! They are $15.00 until Friday. After that they will be $20.00!

~Custom Designed
~Durable Cover
~8 1/2" X 5"
~110 Blank Pages
~Great for:
School Notes
Record Keeping
Ideas and Inspirations
Recipe Book
Sketch Book
Wedding Planning
Anything that inspires you!
~Makes great gifts!!!

You can also win one by reposting this blog. You will be entered into a drawing that will take place once I hit 300 Myspace friends! See this post for more details.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tis' The Season

It's almost that time of the year!!! The Holidays! Yay! And I have some new invites to reveal just in time. "The Gift of Love" would be perfect for a wedding around Christmas but it can also be a great invite to your annual Christmas Party! "The Silver Lining" was created with the New Year in mind. Perfect for a New Year's Eve Wedding or any other soiree!

The Gift of Love

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The Silver Lining

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As usual, comments are welcome and looked forward to!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Remember that first ever Inspiration Board I mentioned in a previous post....well here it is. I am currently in the design process for a new Wedding Invitation. It will be called The Sweet Heart and will be perfect for those Valentine Weddings! Although, I am designing it with as a Wedding Invitation, it can be multi-functional. It would also make a great Valentine's Day Card or an Invitation to a private soiree! Here are a few things that have inspired me...

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Photos from left to right: Fleming-Joffe Red Heels, Valentine's Day Chocolates, Chinese Tapestry Votive Candle, Wedding Dress, Wedding Cupcakes, Reception Room.

Remember, comments are always welcome!


Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Drum Roll Please!!!

A few weeks ago I realized I had a problem...I had sticky notes everywhere, mostly shoved into my purse to be forgotten. Anytime I had an idea or needed to remember something I'd write it on a sticky note! I then searched for a solution and that is when I came up with The Inspiration Book...My newest product! I am in love with it. No more sea of yellow overtaking my purse! lol!

The Inspiration Book can be used for just about anything. Diary, Notes for school, Sketchbook, Ideas, Inspirations, whatever your heart desires! It measures 8 1/2" X 5", has 110 blank pages and has a durable hard cover. The front, back and dedication page can be customized to meet your needs and reflect your style. It also makes great gift!

The Inspiration Book will be going for $20.00. However, for a limited time only the special Introductory Price will be $15.00!!! Wow, you don't want to miss that! The Introductory price will end October 31, 2008.

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I almost forgot to mention that you can win The Inspiration Book too! Just visit my blog on MySpace for more info!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More Coke Addiction

Last week I was browsing the web for some inspiration on a new Wedding Invitation (first ever inspiration board coming soon) and I came across this absolutely wonderful idea for favors. It is soooo me! If I EVER have a wedding I am def going to incorporate Coca-cola some how...whether like this or some other rad idea I come up. I do have along time to dream, ya know!

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Don't you just love it?!? I found this on Dream Wedding on a Budget's Blog. I also found some other great things from there and I am know a stalker. lol.


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Roxy Star at Dogtoberfest!

What a fun day. Jack, Roxy and I went to Dogtoberfest sponsored by First Coast No More Homeless Pets today. We had so much fun. Roxy got to dress up as an 80's Punk Rockstar! She looked so cute. Rockstar is her nickname, well that and variations like Roxy Star. We made everything from the tutu to the t-shirt to the leg warmers! Well okay we didn't make her beaded necklace and scrunchie to tie the side of the t-shirt with but ya know what I mean. She had her own little couture Halloween costume. She loved it! She also got sooo many good treats and toys. She will be set for a very long time.

Jack and Roxy participated in Klinger's Big Guy with Small Dog Parade. OMG there were some really cute itty bitty dogs! Check out Planet Radio 107.3 website tomorrow for some pics and I believe you will be seeing Roxy and Jack in the Florida Times Union. Not sure. Possibly on Jacksonville.com too.

We also entered her into the costume contest. She was in the Best Girls and the Most Original Costume categories. She didn't win either but she is a winner in our eyes! :) We had a blast making the costume and at the event. She is so spoiled but she is our little Rockstar!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ahhh, Decisions Decisions

So I had my appointment with the PCOS specialist yesterday. It went pretty well except for the fact that I was presented with a tough decision to make.

Let me start by saying the staff was really nice. The nurse took me in and took my vitals and picture. Yeah, picture, that was a new one for me. They didn't leave me waiting around forever, which most doctors do. I didn't have to get undressed and sit awkwardly wearing paper on a cold table until the doc finally had time. Yesterday's appointment was more of a consultation. He discussed the symptoms of PCOS and what I was experiencing and why I was experiencing them. Then we discussed my options in treatment...

The options were based on whether I want to get pregnant or not. Both options include going back on Metformin, which will help with insulin resistance and ultimately help me loose weight. The good news is he prescribed me a different kind that is supposed to be less harsh on my stomach. If I don't want to get pregnant then he will also put me on birth control and a medication for my skin problems. This medication reduces the testosterone in the body so I can absolutely not get pregnant no matter what on this because it will cause birth defects in little boys. Def don't want that! If I do want to get pregnant then he will put me on a oral fertility drug and we wouldn't be able to treat the skin problem which is completely cosmetic. The other option I have is to just walk the line. Take only the Metformin and hope that it will also help with the skin condition and and help with getting pregnant without doubling the chances and the possibility of multiple births.

So, as you see my possibilities are pretty narrow. Right now I am going to walk the line. My mentality on the pregnancy issue is "if it happens, it happens." I don't want to stop it from happening, but I don't know if I am ready to actively make it happen now! And I am not sure that Jack is. I mean we have been together for 4 1/2 years but we are not married nor do there seem to be signs of that happening soon and we are going through a bit of a rough patch. Ugh. So I am getting very frustrated thinking about this. I hate to walk the line because that means that other issues are not being focused on and I hate to just see what happens. Dammit I want to know what happens! I suppose I could go the route of not getting pregnant and focus on me and then a year or longer down the road I could go off the medication and then start trying. But I feel like I am getting old. Haha. I know I am only 24 but waiting a year or more would put me at 25, 26... oh lord that is just too close to 30, and for me that just seems to old to start having kids. And then who even knows how long it will take to get pregnant. What if the pills don't work, what if I have to keep trying all of the other options. That could take years and I don't want to be old and pregnant!

And then of course, I could always go ahead and do the kid thing and then focus on other issues afterwards. Which seems logical. I mean if I focused on me first and then kids, the conditions could come back while I am "trying" and then I would have to do it all over again. And plus I wouldn't expose my body to those medications and then there will be no chance that it could even be a factor in the health of my children. Of course, I would be off the medication for a while before I even start to try. But am I ready to have kids...better question are WE ready have kids??? Ughhh. My head is spinning. So many points. I could argue either way to I am blue in the face!

But for now I suppose I walk the line until I, I mean we, figure it out. I have to go back for blood work and some prenatal test to make sure I am healthy enough to have kids. But they want me to come back while it's that time of the month. Yeah I know...I can see the bitchiness that day has to hold. Oh and I can't even start the Metformin until after the blood work. I was also prescribed a prenatal vitamin just in case I do become pregnant while walking the line. My next appointment with the doc will be in 2 months. So maybe the results of the blood work will help with some decisions. Maybe a fairy godmother will come in and make my decisions for me! haha! Fat chance. I girl can dream, can't she?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Autumn and The Aiden

Remember how I said I've been making alot of cards lately, heres some more...

The Autumn

The Aiden

Let me know what ya think!

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Shane

I have been working on several cards lately. It seems as there are lots of babies being born these days. Shane Ashton Reaves was born on October 2. Weighing all of 7 lbs 8oz, he is such a cutie. Shane is the third child for both Shawn and Ashley, making him the 5th for The Reaves Bunch. And he sure is going to be a handful. Ashley is my long time friend so this card was from me personally.

With out further ado....The Shane.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Friendship Drawing

Friendship Drawing

Help An Occasional Design reach 300 friends on MySpace!


An Occasional Design specializes in custom handmade invitations and other paper products. Each invitation is made with the love and care that it deserves. The designs will make your guests not be able to wait to come to your event. It will give them an excitement after seeing how much thought was put into each and every piece. From weddings, bridal showers, baby showers to birthdays, An Occasional Design will be happy to work with you on any occasion.

Each time you do one of the following you will be entered into the drawing:

~Repost this bulletin.

~Post this bulletin on your blog.

~Post the banner in a bulletin.

~Post the banner on your blog.

~Post the banner on your profile.

~Add me as a friend.

~Add me to your top friends.

~A new friends tells me you sent them.

~Any other way you can think of to let others know about me.

Once you do one of these just leave a comment on my blog or message me that you did it.

Drawing will be held once I reach 300 friends.

1st Place Prize- 20 Handmade Custom Note Cards ($50 value)

2nd Place Prize- Handmade Custom Notepad (New Item that will debut soon)

3rd Place Prize- 2 Handmade Custom Holiday Cards

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Thanks so much everyone.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tag, you're it!

I'm it.

Four things I did today:
1) Finished out the month of Septemeber at work.
2) Started homework.
3) Ate lunch.
4) Myspaced...alot.

Four things on my To-Do list:
1) Christmas Invitations and cards.
2) Figure out prices for upcoming cards and invitatons that will be revealed soon.
3) Get Roxy a halloween costume.
4) Dream up some amzing invitations.

Four of my guiltiest pleasures:
1) Chocolate....gotta have it! lol
2) Myspace and blogging.
3) Sleeping in.
4) Daydreaming.

Four random facts about me:
1) I'm a coke addict...Coca-cola that is. But I don't drink it, I collect it.
2) Roxy, my puppy, has become my best friend.
3) I read my horoscope everday.
4) I have no idea where my life is taking me.

I am tagging: