Thursday, March 13, 2008

My Husband's Job ROCKS!!!

Today at Jim's work, Ryan Newman (my second favorite Nascar driver.....after Kasey :) came in for a celebration after winning the Daytona 500 a few weeks ago. When Jim found out that he was coming, we dug out our Ryan Newman diecast cars so he could take them in to get them autographed. While he was there, he also bought me a t-shirt with Ryan & his Daytona victory on it & got that autographed for me as well :) They also had Kasey's car there, but no Kasey :( as well as Kurt Busch's car (GAG ME! LOL). Sorry, but when he replaced Rusty in the # 2, I wasn't thrilled at all!!!
Just one of the many perks at his work :) Now if he'd just get ME a job there! Jim said it was really cool the way they had Ryan come into the celebration.....he actually drove his car in & he said you could really feel & hear the roar of the engine as it echoed throughout the whole building.
A close-up of the autograph on the t-shirt. I wanna wear it so bad, but I'm almost afraid to because I know that the autograph will fade a little with each washing. Our daughter has a t-shirt that Godsmack autographed & it slowly started fading off. Does anyone have any tips to keep it from fading (besides not washing it, that is, lol)?
Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my newly re-altered Ikea Fira drawer units :) I really do love the way they turned out! Someone asked me what I am using them for......I store chipboard & other alphabets & numbers in the smaller drawers & other loose chipboard pieces in the remaining drawers. I also altered 2 other things using the same papers. Here, I did a wooden caddy that I bought at JoAnn's quite a while back.
You can't see the sides very good, but they have the black polka-dot paper on them & I 'stickled' the holes in the paper. I store our bills & budget notebook in this.
Here is the Crafty Caddy (as I call them) that I did. I use this one to store my pens, pencils, scissors & calculator next to my computer. You can click on each image for a larger view.
In other news, sadly, I'm going to be returning my Elliptical :( I've been using it for 2 1/2 weeks & I just cannot get used to it no matter how hard I try. Even the guy at the store where I purchased it said that I should be able to go on it longer than I am by now. I want to like it.....I really do! It's just kicking my butt :( But I'm not giving up on losing weight! No-sir-ree! Jim & I are very seriously thinking about joining the gym right down the road from us.....we're going to go check it out this weekend to see if it's something we'll both like. And I may also invest in another treadmill because I honestly miss my treadmill! I want to exercise so badly & I'm determined to lose this fat! I WILL NOT let the fat win this battle!!! Nope, nope, NOPE!!! The good news is, I did lose 3 lbs. in 2 weeks :) So that's a start, right? :)

I'm off to watch some tv & relax.....have a great weekend!
Benita

14 comments:

Gabrielle said...

WOOHOO on the autographs! FUN!

Loving the altered items! I just love the black and white!

Congrats on the weight loss! Say goodbye to those lbs! :)

Anonymous said...

I was wondering about the elliptical. Better luck next time!
Sue

Shirley Fyfe said...

I just love your altered items - the black & white is very striking!

FlipFlop Mom said...

Congrats on the autographics.. no nascar fan here... but it's always nice when you can meet someone "famous"!! I didn't even know who he was.. sorry :(

GREAT project I like it..!! black and white always looks SHARP!!

Linda said...

sorry, no advice on the fading autographs here!
I love love love your craft caddy!! So cute!

Lynn said...

What a great job your hubby has! I do not have a solution to the fading autographs either, sorry.

I do love how you altered the caddy. That is awesome.

Don't give up or give in to the fat! I'm trying not to either. Its hard but we can do it.

Dalayney's Doodles said...

LOVE your altered stuff! Love the black and white! So happy I came across your blog! dalayney

Dalayney's Doodles said...

OH! And your the lady with the gorgeous scraproom! (I'm the one on twopeas that suggested you could roll around nekkid' in all those primas. LOL)
You use that scraproom well! LOL... dalayney

toners said...

Sorry but no fading autograph advice here either...

Those altered items are gorgeous! And if it's any consolation, I'm not a big fan of ellipticals either - we have a treadmill.

Colleen said...

I'm soooooooooooooooooo jealous the the Ruan stuff because he's my FAV driver!!! How mch fun is that?! Lucky girl!!

Love the caddy and congrats on the weight loss too!

Sarah C. said...

Starting from the bottom ;)

Bummer about the elliptical. They have never been my thing either and they bother my knee. Love my treadmill. Have you tried SparkPeople? I signed up in late Jan (it's totally free) and have lost 15lbs now. It's more of a lifestyle change than dieting. Everything from workout tips to calorie counting.

The altered caddies look great! I really love the patterned papers you've used. :)

How freakin' cool about Ryan Newman!! I bet it was awesome seeing him driving in. And how sweet of your DH to get those autographs & t-shirt. :)

Theresa said...

Congrats on the autographs and really like your altered projects

Aimeslee said...

Dang, I'm too busy laughing at what Dalayney wrote that I done forgot what I just read or was gonna write! Thank goodness for Theresa and Sarah, LOL.

Oh yeah - cool on the graphs, girl. My Hubster is tres jealous. Add my jealous for those caddies. You are the Mastress of decoupage, girl. You rule!

Sherry Wright said...

Love that caddy and what you did with the drawer unit. Great stuff, wish we had an Ikea. :0)