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Once upon a SINGER

I was browsing a really cool blog a lil while ago, Alice's Closet, and she had posted about Singer 160th Anniversary LIMITED EDITION Sewing Machine. When I saw this picture, I literally STOPPED BREATHING. My brain had shut down. I dont think I ever reacted this way towards machinery before. I fell in LOVE..just like that.

If you share a passion for sewing and love the antique Singer sewing machines, you are gonna love this. A modern machine with an Ol' School twist. Designed similar to the Black and Gold Singer Machines like back in the early 1900s, this baby is computerized and digital and even threads itself!!!!

I immediatly looked it up on youtube and came across this video that goes over it features. And BONUS, the ladies have I think an Aussie accent, which I thought was cute. :)

I looked up a few things too on where I could get this baby, and if you cant afford the price of  
Then you can enter for a giveaway that SINGER is having in honor of their 160th Anniversary!

All you have to do is share Singer Story for a chance to win this awesome machine!

I already shared my story! Here it is below to share with all of you!

"My great grandmother and I share the same name Cecilia. What I later found out is that we shared the same passion for sewing. Although I never met her I always felt a strong connection to her. I was told she had her own boutique in Brooklyn in the early thirties/fourties and that she made patterns out of newspapers. I was always intrigued by that. I dont remember who taught me to sew, I just know that I always knew how. I would watch my grandmother and my mother sew- of course all with a Singer Machine. When I was pregnant with my children, I would sit for hours in front of my machine creating baby blankets and fixing my jeans to fit my growing belly. When I served in the army, I used my singer to sew patches on my uniforms and that of my fellow soldiers. Now, I am the only one in my family that sews. My 8 year old daughter, Arabella asked me to teach her to sew and I am so excited to carry on the tradition. My son Matthias even wants to make something! I didnt sew for almost 4 years until very recently, and the second I started, I broke down in tears because it reminded me of my grandmother who passed 2 years ago. Her and I had such a bond and sewing time was another was we were close. I hope to live on for my great grandmother and my grandmother. I feel that sewing is in my blood and I hope that it continues to thrive in my family even after I am gone. That is my story! Thanks for letting me share!"

Now that you read my SINGER STORY, GO SEND YOURS IN!

GOOD LUCK my fellow Singer Seamstresses!

"All my scattering moments are taken up with my needle. ~Ellen Birdseye Wheaton, 1851"

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Winner of My Memories Software!

My Arabella and I!

The giveaway for My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software has offically ended last night. I didnt get a chance last night to even jump on a computer until now. We celebrated Matthias's 6th birthday last night by going and playing Laser tag!

So this will be a quick post, just to announce the winner of the giveaway!

The winner is Jackie Rosales with her comment:

"I completely fell in love with Pink Carnival By Valentina Creation. Its like being in a fantasy world."

Congratulations, Jackie! Please check your email and respond back for your software download code!

Please stay tuned to this blog for more giveaways soon! As always, thanks for reading and being apart of my blog!

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Quote of the day:

We all dream a lot - some are lucky, some are not. But if you think it, want it, dream it, then it's real. You are what you feel.
Tim Rice quotes

Voguely Van is having a giveaway too!

I am sharing this giveaway since all of us blogger are doing giveaways! Good luck and dont forget to enter my giveaway as well!

check her blog too here

Voguely Van: SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER International Giveaway!: ANOTHER EXCITING GIVEAWAY FOR MY FABULOUS READERS AND FOLLOWERS! Last month, I gave away a satchel , bow tie and a set of bangles to AVA of...

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My First GIVEAWAY! MY Memories Suite

I am soooo very excited to host my first giveaway. I have been dropping hints all week that I am doing a giveaway, so finally here it goes!

My Memories Free Software Giveaway!

A company called My Memories contacted me to do a giveaway with their Award winning digital scrapbooking software to one of my lucky readers! I have been wanting to do a giveaway for a few weeks now, so this opportunity came at the perfect time.

I was able to check out this amazing  My Memories Suite and I was surprised that it was super easy to use. I downloaded it and just played around seeing different things I can create. If you are a usual reader you know that I do all sorts of artsy-fartsy stuff, so I create a few scrapbook pages to test it out.  Check it out:

I did those in a minute super fast!  you pick a background paper which there are tons to choose from and if you are more of a scrapbooker there are different types of kits to choose the same price or even cheaper than paying for a pack at a scrapbooking store or Micheals. They have romantic themes, sports, holidays and almost anything you can think of. If you like to create your own, you can do that too!

The possibilities are endless and it is soooooooooo easy to share. I dont ever have time to go to the store and buy all the cool paper designs, the stickers, the embellishments, the glitter...I WISH I had the time to do it, but I am so busy as are the rest of my readers I am sure! check out my video below!

What I like best about it is that I can be creative and put together something really cute and fast and it is so easy to share, I can load it to my blog, can email it to my family that are all over the place. And theres more than just scrapbooking, you can make greeting cards, calenders or just jazz up a photo. Its like having a easier version of photoshop or something like that to edit photos!

As a special for all of my readers,you have your very own Share the Memories code that provides a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbooksoftware and a $10 coupon for the store - $20 value!) Just use this code when you check out! STMMMS94666.

Ok, ok, so on to the rules for this giveaway!

The Giveaway PRIZE:

Free My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbook Software ($39.95 Value!)


1. You must be a subscriber to my blog:

2. Go onto and choose your favorite layout and post a comment on my blog below telling which one you love the most!

3. You can enter as many times as you like, the more you comment, the better your chances of winning are!

The contest is open from NOW until midnight (Eastern time) Friday, September 23rd.

Good luck to everyone! I cant wait to see who wins!!!!

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3rd week of September

It is going on 2:15 am and I am really sleepy but not ready to go to bed just yet. This week, no month I should say is going by so fast. School has been really busy, new people coming in, others graduating and leaving.  I have ended up decorating alot of "yearbook" posters for everyone to sign. :) Alot if birthdays have been this month too, so lots of parties, and BBQ's and get-togethers and lets not even forget the weird earthquake and hurricane that rolled up on us. man....but I really cant complain.

I have had a guest or two every day this week in my chair by request most of them, which is awesome! It keeps me busy during the day and I would much rather have a guest than to work on my "babydoll head"

Here are just a few pics from the past week or two. I have more pictures of course but for now thats all I can do because I am ready to crash! Tomorrow will be busy day again! Going to take the kids to a birthday party, (picking out a birthday gift for my son too, he is turning 6!), going out to a comedy club later that night, and finding time to do a video, edit and post for my giveaway!

At A friends Birthday Party/BBQ

My friends who have graduated! Soon that will be me!!!

Funny faces with Bella and I!

Matti and I..see our matching wrist tattoos? lol his is temporary of coarse!

It (destiny) is what you have always wanted to accomplish. Everyone, when they are young, knows what their destiny is. At that point in their lives, everything is clear and everything is possible. They are not afraid to dream, and to yearn for everything they would like to see happen to them in their lives. But, as time passes, a mysterious force begins to convince them that it will be impossible for them to realize their destiny.

 Paulo Coelho quotes

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Today, at Rudy & Kelly Paul Mitchell, our school welcomed a new CORE class to our family. There were a lot of people this class, where only 12 to 15 students were in the last core class. Every time a new Core class starts, we have Pancake Day, where we get treated to pancakes, bacon and good ol' O.J.

With October approaching with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we got together today this morning to decorate bra's to auction off next month. 

Carole and I using decorations as antlers or antennas lol

Jackie hard at work on her teams bra design

Needles and thread were brought out to help create masterpieces of Bra's

Creativity shined in forms of feathers, sequins and glitter!

Our school is going to participating in the Race for a Cure event in Virginia Beach on October 15th at the oceanfront for the Susan B. Komen Foundation. We are all going to go down there and show our support for those affected by breast cancer.

For more information: see Susan B. Komen website

I am thinking about designing a tshirt for the students to wear (or at least my core class to wear) to help support this walk/run event we are going to. We have the option to wear our black and white tshirts of RKA/ Paul Mitchell but I wanna make something different to celebrate this occasion. I am not gonna do anything too extravagent, but I think something in pink with black or white with pink and a simple design will be nice to wear with a motivational quote.

I mentioned that I will be doing a giveaway soon in a recent post, so for those curious ones, I am going to launch a giveaway this sunday, (possibly saturday night if I can get the time)

I am so excited to be hosting this giveaway, so for those of you who are crafty, love designing, or putting together scrapbooks, or photo albums, you are gonna LOVE this giveaway! So keep your eyes open this weekend!

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Quote of the day:

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

 Michael Jordan quotes

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