Ok, so now that I have a little more blogging time, I wanted to go back and answer some of your questions:
who is your favorite 'celebrity' scrapbooker. or your favorite place to go for scrap inspiration.
Oh this is a hard one for me to answer, since I have so many! I would say my very tippy top favorites are Jenni Bowlin, Kerry Lynn Yeary, Keisha Campbell, Melissa Phillips, Mara May, Stephanie Howell, Allison Kimball... ohhh there really are a lot. That's just the tip of the iceberg. I unfortunately spend way too much time browsing blogs... I have about 85 in my "scrap artists" category in google reader alone.
One of my favorite places to get scrappy inspiration is the gallery on SiStv. I would be remiss in also not mentioning etsy, or
where do you buy your clothes? you always look so trendy in your pictures...
Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahah. I love that. Thank you very much. That is a much needed compliment for this mommy, let me tell you. I'm currently sitting her in my knit shorts (the kind that come down to my knees for comfort's sake), a big ol' t-shirt, and a towel on my head from taking a shower. The "trendy" pics you see of me are because I've worked extra hard that day. ;) Sad to say, I'm not as trendy as I'd like to be on a day to day basis.
I usually shop at just the same ol' places everyone shops... I'm on a strict budget, and since most of my $$ goes to scrap stuff, I look for things that will add a punch to my wardrobe. I'm a big fan of Stacy & Clinton's, so I listen to a lot of their advice, like buying one or two accessories that are super trendy, and pairing it with my classics from my wardrobe.
I'm also a big believer in color... you can buy inexpensive layering shirts (LOVE doing a cami or tank underneath a t-shirt) in colors that are on trend, and look totally fashionable for not a lot of money. Pair it with a great fitting pair of jeans (Khols has some that are made for the ever-unfortunate "mommy belly") and some cute jewelry (did you know that Claire's often has a 10 for $10 sale- 10 pieces of jewelry for $10!!) and you're all set!
Can you tell I love clothes? LoL
Favorite hobby besides scrapbooking?
I wish I could say reading, which is really one thing that I love to do, but since I've had babies, I find it extremely difficult to sit and concentrate on a book for a really long time, even when I do have free time. My mind is always going. (The exception to this rule is, of course, Harry Potter or Twilight!).
I think the other favorite hobby would have to be organizing & decorating my home. I get a lot of satisfaction out of that. :)
Last one, how much sleep do you get on a typical night? I have a 2yo - and i honestly have no idea how on earth you manage your 3!!! YOU ARE AWESOME!
Hee- well, thank you, and if you had a conversation with me in real life, you'd probably get the answer right away by the severe lack of memory or sense that any of my thoughts make. ;) I've learned very quickly how to function on little sleep... I'm a night owl by nature, so once the kids are in bed at 7pm (we have a strict bedtime by necessity!), that's "my" time. I usually don't use it to catch up on housework or anything like that, since I try to get that done during the day or naptime, so that's when I usually scrap & watch tv.
I try to get into bed by 11, but if I'm really in the groove, I can be up as late as 1am! It's bad, and I pay for it the next day... but oh how I love those quiet hours of the night to create. :)
And to answer your question, the kids *usually* sleep until 7am, so if I get to bed by 11, that's a fair night's sleep. That is, barring no one has an accident or a nightmare or has a cold or needs a drink......
I'll be back with more answers & the things I know you're really interested in (ie layouts and such!) tomorrow!