Amber Housley

Vegas Vacation!

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Indexfallingnanos20060912 And….we’re…!

To Vegas. To have some fun. To see the family. To have a little pre-party for my birthday a few days early! B is working, but Mom and I are going wedding dress shopping one day, and another day I’m meeting up with my old co-workers for lunch at my old lunch favorite Pei-Wei (a smaller version of PF Changs). B’s parents are driving in from San Diego to see us too. Hoping to get a little pool action since it’s 90 degrees there and we’re staying at the fab-u-lous MGM Grand. AND we’re grilling up my favorite birthday dinner – carne asada tacos, homemade chips and salsa, tamales….corona light….YUM! Doesn’t get any better than this?!!

WHEW! Say that again all in one breath! ;)

Wait, it does get better! Got to open my first birthday present 1 week early! Brandon thought I would like it for the plane – he was right! :) My very own PINK MAGENTA nano! I’ve had iTunes for awhile, but no iPod for it…LOL!

Have a great rest of week – I’ll let you know when we get back if our favorite quarter Wheel of Fortune slots were good to us! ;)

Not the only one…

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Withlauren_1 Who is busy with wedding plans!

One of my best friends, Lauren, is getting hitched this January in our hometown of Las Vegas. They just got their engagement pics taken last weekend and they are adorable! Have me all excited about ours coming up next month! We both became engaged within a week of each other last December. :)

Lauren’s shower and bachelorette party is in November…and I’m working on the shower invitations this week. Lauren lives in Omaha, NE with her fiance, so she wants some sort of NE element like maybe some sunflowers and the color orange included at the shower….

Here’s a small preview of her invites I designed…


{ETA: yes, the info is purposely wrong for privacy purposes. :) Fonts: Albamere Swash & Century Gothic. Brush of my own design. }

Oh and we are wearing one of the cutest chocolate-colored bridesmaid dresses ever! Just had to share this too…available at


Happy Monday! :)

Class Recap

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Tagbook2 Feeling happy and re-energized for scrapbooking.

Last night was my chipboard tag book at ScrapIt. Had a really good time! Loving the whole weeknight class time. And it was a nice change of pace to sit back as the students worked on their projects…we chatted about just about everything! And it was fun! Enjoyed getting to know everyone a bit more…I’m getting some regular students now, and it’s always nice to see familiar faces. :)

For awhile now I was feeling a bit burnt out on scrapbooking. Burnt out on just about everything and anything that had to do with it. So, I took a much needed break and step back from everything…and now I’m ready to get back into the swing of things. My class last night even helped guide me on what they wanted for my November class. Thanks guys! I’m going to try and be better about posting class project previews before the class, so you have time to still sign up.

There is a waiting list now for the Fall Workshop next month at ScrapIt. I say get on it if you’re still interested, it’s going to be fun! :)

An absolute beautiful day here again in Tennessee…coffee on the front porch this morning…our friend’s house closes at 1pm today and they will be our new neighbors across the street….loving the scent of my pumpkin spice candle from White Barn Co….

doesn’t get any better than this!


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Sept2006_044 Whew, rough morning getting up at 5am to take the parents to the airport.

A fun, busy, great visit. I think they really liked Nashville – they saw just about all of it! ;)

Don’t think they’re moving here anytime soon, but they were happy to see how happy we are here.

A really, really nice visit.

Off to grab another cup of coffee on the way to work…back to the routine!