Monday, February 28, 2011

Excited doesn't cover it!


So it's back to the big-girl job after a long but rewarding weekend at NCA All Star Cheerleading Nationals in Dallas.  We took 3 teams and came home with 2 National Championships and a great finish to the season for my special needs boys and girls.  I've embedded the videos so you can watch and see why I'm gushing and sooooooo proud!  It was suggested that I wear my sweet new "NCA National Champion" jacket to court at some time in the near future.  ;)

Here's my special needs boys and girls, the Shining Starz.  They did sooooo amazing!  We hit our routine and came in 3rd out of 6!  We were VERY excited about that.  The team that won did so great!  Congrats Cheer Central Suns!  Our routine theme is Wizard of Oz/ Wicked so listen for that in the music.  They performed in the Arena where all the really good Level 5 and Level 6 teams perform and at the end you can see all those kids get on their feet to give them a standing ovation.  That part gets me crying every time.

Next up, the "FAMOUS" Youth 2 Girlies!  NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!  We made some changes on finals day to push for a few more points, and these girls really stepped up to take home the jackets from this division!  Their routine theme was "Famous" so listen for all the details in their music... I think they really enjoyed that theme!

And last... yeah, like literally last of the whole competition to warm-up and perform, the Senior 2 team.  I was cracking up because after we finished warming up, the people were standing there waiting to pack up the timers, signs and gatorade in the warm up room. hahaha

I've known some of these girls since they were very small and some of them help with the Shining Starz special needs team.  They are all such beautiful young ladies.  It makes my <3  happy! So check out the NCA National Champions and HIGH POINT AWARD WINNERS!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

New Haul Vid

Hey peeps!  I'm working on a post about Brave Girl Camp.  It's just hard to put into words how amazing, awesome, fantastic it was! :)  Also, I haven't uploaded my photos to my computer yet.

I filmed this haul vid last night of some yummy goodies I got a LSS.  It's not in my town, but in a neighboring city.  One of my new friends Lisa that I met a Brave Girl Camp told me I had to visit!  It was a yummy store.... beautiful inspiration everywhere!  I just picked up some new Echo Park and stamps.  I also hit up Hobby Lobby and Michael's.  The vid is below.  ENJOY!

Also, I mention in my vid that I got some stuff from the Hobby Lobby closeout store.  I always hesitate to show that because I know some people like haul videos so they can go out and get the same bargains, and that store is the only one of its kind.  The comments thus far on YT have been to show it so I'll try to film that tonight. 

Thanks so much for watching, reading, following Tessie Girl and I on our crazy adventures.  We love ya all for it!

Hugs & Tessie Kisses,
mADDmartha megan

Friday, February 4, 2011

25 Things You Don't Know About Me...

I was inspired recently by my favorite literary publication... er... *cough* US Weekly.  They have a regular feature that's "25 Things You Don't Know About [Insert Celebrity Name Here]" See examples below...

Since I'm a celebrity in my own mind, I'm joking, kind of, I decided, I'd give you 25 Things You May or May Not Know or not give a crap about knowing about mADDmartha megan.  And you might want to read through the end because there might be a HUGE, Mega, Monstrous announcement about the life of yours truly. And no, I'm not getting married or something. PSSSH! Not even close. ;)
  1. I have naturally curly hair and got called Shirley Temple as a kid.
  2. I'm the worst procrastinator in the world... hmmm?  You probably already knew that since I'm an infrequent blog poster.
  3. I didn't get my ears pierced until I was 18 years old.
  4. I absolutely, 100% HATE sleeping.  I'm such a night owl that I wish the human body didn't require sleep.
  5. I only have 1/2 my thyroid.  I had the other 1/2 along with a golf ball sized tumor removed when I was 18.
  6. I love - love - love roller coasters.
  7. I was in a sorority and lived with 107 other girls for 2 years.
  8. I'm a total pack rat and deathly afraid I'll end up one of those hoarding TV shows.
  9. I'm obsessed with Saturday Night Live.  Riiiccccckkkkk!!!!! :)
  11. I went paragliding in the swiss alps. You basically run off the side of a mountain.  It was cool.  Above is a pic from when I was in Switzerland.
  12. I do not care for cats... like AT ALL. 
  13. I have 2 nieces and 1 is named after me.
  14. I was cheer captain and prom queen in high school but not a mean girl.
  15. I graduated HS with 66 people... cue music: I Was Born in a Small Town.
  16. If I let myself, I could drink 88+ ounces of Sonic Dr. Pepper a day.
  17. I took dance from age 3 to 14 and with enough wine I'll show you my kick ass tap dancin' skillllz
  18. I love forensics shows but hate what they're doing to jury expectations.
  19. I haven't eaten a Sour Patch Kid since 2002 when one blacked my eye.  It's a long story.
  20. If I had to choose 1 food to eat for the rest of my life it'd be mashed potatoes.
  21. I was voted "Class Clown" of my Law School. 
  22. My family was in the land run in Oklahoma, and we still own all the land.
  23. I've performed as a princess at kids' parties. Like big pink dress, HUGE tiara. Yes, I'm weird.
  24. My first job was at a movie store.
  25. I made my first scrapbook in 8th grade... actually I don't think it ever really got "finished."  Funny how things don't change.
  26. I'm a Brave Girl and have dreamed of going to Brave Girls Camp.  Click the link to read all about it.  Well as of this morning, I'm going.  ON TUESDAY!!! Yes, Tuesday, February 8th!!! I was on the waiting list and someone couldn't go.  I tapped myself out paying for it and buying a hugely expensive plane ticket, but I'm investing in myself.  I truly believe the stars aligned on this.  I need this.  You should totally check out the Brave Girls' Club website.  They have the most awesome e-mail list you can sign up for that sends you an e-mail of positive thoughts/ inspiration. 
I AM SOOOOO EXCITED!  And please know that I am going to try my best going forward to pre-shoot some YouTube videos and write some blog posts so I'm not as boring as I have been. Promise!  :)

Love you all bunches!  Be brave!
mADDmartha megan

PS- Tessie Girl will be attending Brave Dog Camp with my parents' dogs Chipper and Sparkey.  I'm sure she'll have much to report.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sneaky, Sneaky!

Hey ya'll! 
Let's get sneaky, sneaky!  I've got a sneak peak at a project I've been working on.  The photo isn't amazing-- I took it on my Blackberry.  But I hope it leaves you wanting to see more...  I've been enjoying this project because it's somewhat out of my normal scrapping comfort zone.  I think it's good to push yourself that way.  That's how I roll... Anyway, quit rambling Meg and show 'em the goods!

I've been lawyerin' way too hard this week but had awesome Christmas parties for both my cheer teams yesterday.  They were so fun!

Hope to have this project completed and show it off to you soon!

Hugs & Tessie Kisses,
mADDmartha megan

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Not Studying!

Hello friends!
My non-scrappy facebook has just brought to my attention that some of my friends are currently in the hell known as law school finals. Now, I used to think that was hell... until I did my bar exam prep which was even worse!

TessieGirl and I have been very busy lawyering, cheer coaching, face painting, and not getting enough crafty time in, but still, I am so thankful that I'm not in the midst of stressful exam prep and can actually gear up for the holidays.

I've been trying to stay out of the crafty stores... at least until I get my Christmas shopping completely done. This little gem popped in my inbox today though: 50% off any regularly priced item at Michael's.

Projects coming soon! I only have a 1 day cheer competition this weekend so I'll actually get a Saturday! WOO HOO!

Hugs & Tessie Kisses,
mADDmartha megan

Sunday, November 28, 2010

By the numbers...

I've been trying to clean my scrapbook room. I feel overwhelmed in there! I've got to get rid of some stuff, but I just have such a hard time parting with some of my scrapbooking supplies. Also, I'm trying to simplify my life overall... how much stuff does one person really need? I'm motivated to really limit my spending and GET RID OF SOME OF THIS CLUTTER!

Well here's what I discovered about my stash and scrapbooking room... by the numbers.

4: Cricut Machines. Cricut Expression (best purchase ever off Craigslist... and ya'll thought that bundle of stuff I got this summer was good. lol); Martha Stewart Cricut Cake; Cricut Imagine; Plum Cricut Expression

73: Cricut Cartridges. It's a mixed bag of full carts, solutions, and lites.

36: Bottles of Glimmer Mist. I should mist more. hehe That sounds funny.

31: Scrapbooking Magazines. I really should start a folder where I tear out the sketches and toss them after a period of time. I never reference them but just can't let go.

5: Aprons. When would I need 5 aprons? Well in my defense, 4 of them were a buck each. Gotta love the Dollar Tree, but my "It's only a dollar" purchases do add up!

123: Dollar Stamps / Snag Em Stamps. REALLY? I'm stamp (buying) crazy; time to get stamp (stamping) crazy.

42: Plastic Containers FULL of supplies sorted by theme or brand. And I could still use more? REALLY?

???: I didn't even try to count my paper stacks. I did count the number of DCWV ones I own recently and it was OBSCENE I tell you!!! That's a post for another day when I have time for some wine and crying. hahaha :)

This by the numbers thing was pretty eye opening. Now let's see if I'm strong enough to overcome my hoarding tendencies and get rid of some of this STUFF!

Hugs & Tessie Kisses,
mADDmartha megan

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Timmy Tim Tim

I love Tim Holtz. Like all of us, I'm kind of obsessed with him. And it's funny because his style isn't really what I'm normally drawn to. I like my "distress" a little less grungy generally but there's just something about him that draws me to him. He's so cute and passionate about this art form, and I'm sure that's a big part of it. Well he posted this freakin' adorable video that's like a movie trailer to a feature length film I'd definitely want to see!

Hugs and Tessie Kisses,
mADDmartha megan