Monday, March 30, 2009

Productive weekend

We had quite the productive weekend! Worked on little projects that we have been blowing off because of helping my parents out so much. We pulled out ALL the kids' summer clothes and made them try them all on to see what we needed for this year. Christian fits in just about everything still! (thank goodness!!) Just needs some new warm weather PJs. Ava fit in much more than I thought she would. Still needs a lot of shorts and a few more dresses. And, of course, PJs. Overall, I'm *very* happy with how it turned out. :)

We also did a million loads of laundry and worked on the piles of paper we have laying around. I swear...papers breed when they hit our house! LOL They are everywhere! I still have the dining room table covered with different piles of stuff from around the house, but I'm hoping to finish that today or tomorrow. Then, need to finally implement some organization...sick of having stuff scattered everywhere and not able to find things!

Going to my mom's house right now to take care of her. Then, need to do Christian's birthday party invitations. He wants a pirate party! :) I'm so excited and can't wait to make it super fun for him and his little friends!! :) Bought this super cute kit by Heather Roselli at Sweet Shoppe to make the invitations and will use it for other party stuff as well. Isn't it cute?!!?

Have a great day and TTYS! {HUGS}

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Back in the swing of things...

As most of you know already, my mom has been very sick for the past 5 weeks. In and out of the hospital twice and still VERY weak and needing help with every little thing. She's not able to do hardly anything by herself. Needless to say, we've all been exhausted from running around taking care of her and their house. It's finally started to let up a little bit because she's able to be left alone by herself a little bit more and they've taken the dog back for now. Leaving us a little more time to our own house/family and doing some projects. :)

We've lived in this house for almost a year now and FINALLY got up our first drops of paint! :) I absolutely can't stand white walls, so this is a BIG accomplishment! :) We painted the family room green/white and the dining room a yellow with white trim. Excited to work on more projects and get things more pulled together. :)

Have a good weekend! We don't have much planned. Beauty & The Beast musical at Cara's high school Saturday(she's the spatula and a townsperson) and having Jason/Kathy over Sunday night. TTYS!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Oscraps Birthday Blog Train and SALE....LAST DAY!!! :)

Hello, all! I've been a horrible blogger lately, but I am super glad to see you stopping by! Be sure to check out my store at Oscraps for the last day of my 33% off sale. Also sign up for my newsletter here at the right to get some extra freebies and special offers made just for you! :)

All that being are your goodies. Thanks so much for playing along with all the wonderful Oscraps girls this week for our birthday! We've enjoyed having you all!!! :) {HUGS} -Melanie

Your very last word: "~IRISH BLESSING"
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**You must e-mail the correct quote from this week's blog hop to be eligible to win a CUSTOM kit by Mikkel Paige!!**



Saturday, November 15, 2008

Terms of Use

I needed to post my TOU online, so here ya go! :) If you have any concerns, comments or questions regarding the TOU/items purchased, please email me at

TERMS OF USE - MELANIE COLOSIMO (Melanie Colosimo Designs)

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Oh much for posting every day! *blush*

Okay...last post was Sunday. So much for my 21 straight days of blogging! :( Oh, well....back on the bandwagon! There's actually not much going on around here. Part of the reason I haven't blogged, I guess. My family reunion is on Saturday and this year my immediate family is in charge of it. (every brother and sister in her family alternate years to be in charge. Rotates every 5 yrs) Anyways, we're doing a luau theme and it's always a lot of work! We went shopping today to a bunch of dollar stores to try to find stuff. We ended up hitting the jackpot!!! :) Now, I just need to focus on some of the details. I found a cute site with lots of luau ideas. I'm even making name tags for everyone with their "real" name and their name in Hawaiian! They have a name translator on their site!!


For those of you who didn't see my posts on the message boards, I hit the jackpot at Disneyshopping the other day! I got an email with coupon code SUMMER40 for 40% off the summer sale prices and I got free shipping for using my Disney Visa card. (spend $75 and use code VISA75)

For $91 (including tax!), I got:

~ 8 pairs of PJ's/nightgowns
~ 2 beach towels
~ 2 T-shirts (wish I had gotten more now though)
~ 1 button down shirt
~ 1 pair of sunglasses
~ 2 hats
~ purse
~ 1 swimsuit (wish I had gotten at least 1 for Christian now though AND another one for Ava)
~ plastic atomizer set for Ava's vanity
~ headband

I'm beyond thrilled with my purchase! We haven't been spending much "extra" money since we bought our new house, but I couldn't pass up these deals!! That's a whole lotta stuff for $90!! :)

And my gosh...check out these cupcake pops! Someone posted about them at DST and I am seriously IN LOVE with them!! :) I'm a cupcake freak anyways and these are too cute for words! The basic premise is the same as cake balls, but with a little more panache. I love 'em!! I spent forever browsing through her blog last night looking at all the goodies. Look at this cute Tshirt too. I am adding this to my wish list...I gotta have it!!



Anyways, I have lots to do and not enough time to do it! I have SOOOOO many cute ideas to design, but need to get them all on the computer. Where does the day go?!?!? (I'm guessing a 3 yr old and 5 yr old help make that happen, eh?!?! LOL)

I'm off to work on the family reunion stuff. Have a great night! {HUGS}

Sunday, July 6, 2008

So tired!

I am absolutely exhausted, so it'll be a quickie tonight! :) Our friends that came over last night didn't leave until after 3:00 am and then the kiddos were up at 7:30 am...NOT a good combination! LOL We had a lot of fun with them though!

Today we went to my parent's house for a 4th of July picnic. Just us, my parents and my sister. Very low key and relaxed. A nice day, but when you're so tired, you just want to be home in your own comfy clothes and your own environment, KWIM?'s 11:00 pm and I am off to bed. Hope you had a great weekend!! :) {HUGS}

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Low key day...

Just another low key day around here. We worked around the house cleaning up and doing some little projects. Finally got my American flag hung on the porch, got some of Jarrett's stuff hung up in the garage, and started working on taking out the old cabinet in the kitchen above the stove. We got the old one out and the new one in today, but didn't get the microwave hung. Tomorrow's project, I guess! :)


We went to a birthday party tonight for some of our best friends. Their little boy turned 4 yesterday! We had a lot of fun. Our friends live about 4 hours away, so we don't get to see them very often. :( The kids had a BLAST playing together though! There was a big bouncy thing for them to jump around in and they had one of those Little Tikes water slides. It was SOOOOOOO neat!!! After seeing how much the kids loved it, we're contemplating buying one for our kids. IF we can find it for a good price though. They are awfully expensive!! :(


We have some good friends coming over tonight to have a few drinks. We don't get to see them very often either because he's a police officer and works nights and all kinds of funky shifts. :( They are so much fun though and I'm really looking forward to seeing them! (even though I'm exhausted!!!)


Have a great night and don't forget that my whole store is 30% off through tomorrow! :) {hugs}