Monday, December 17, 2007

Hold on to your seats....

"It's time for our first annual This is My Favorite Things Page!!!!,"we shout in our Oprah voices!!!!!!!!
So, today we challenge you to journal a page of your Favorite Things 2007. Things that you would give to all your journally friends if you could!!!!!
We will take a break through the holidays and post again on Jan. 7. So, catch up during the holidays if you can!!!! See you in 2008 with giveaways and a very popular scrapbooker has agreed to be our guest challenger!!!
Happy Holidays!
Holly, Kate, Jennifer and Maureen



Monday, December 10, 2007

Time for a Top 10....

Movies!!! We all love (or like) them! What are your top ten faves???



Monday, December 3, 2007

You are what you....

EAT!!!! So, we challenge you to journal what you love love love to eat and could not live without.... how appropriate for this time of year?!
See you next Monday!




Sunday, November 25, 2007

If you were stranded on an island...

what would you want to have? You can do it Holly & Kate style (and list 5 things) or Jennifer style (and list 10 things!)... and we don't mean like stranded forever, you know where you might want to have your kid, Bible or other serious things... but if you were stranded for only a little while... kind of like a vacation from the world. Just you and an island.... This should be fun!!!
We will be posting again next Monday. Thanks for all your support! We think you all are super cool. We don't plan on ending any time soon, so if you need to, just get another journal or add pages to your journal. And, you can join in at any time and do whichever of the challenges you want. That is why we keep them all on the blog.... so you can start whenever you want! Happy Journalling...




Sunday, November 18, 2007

We are...

taking a SHORT break until the Monday after Thanksgiving to let some people catch up and get through the holidays!!! If you are still participating, show us some love {via comment} so we know that there are people still interested in doing their This is Me Journals!!!
Also beginning with our next post we will only be posting one challenge a week until after the holidays!!! Happy Journalling and Happy Gobble Day.
Holly, Kate, Jennifer and Maureen

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

If you're sappy and you know it....

Tell us what makes you cry? Are you sappy? Emotional? Angry? PO'ed? Movies?Tell us what kind of silly things make you cry...or maybe things that make you so mad that you cry. Let 'er loose and let the tears flow!




Thursday, November 8, 2007

All the way from Norway...




This challenge is brought to us by the lovely Chrstine! She is challenging us to think ahead to the new year. It is so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle this time of year, so today, take a second and think about your hopes and dreams for 2008. And, you guessed it, journal them! Then, next year you can look back and see if you accomplished your goals! Happy journalling. :)

Monday, November 5, 2007


Tell us what shows you love, your favorite reality TV personalities or moments! Who leaves you on the edge of your seat or makes you call your girlfriend during the commerical? Maybe you're a hater - tell us who drives you nuts! We know you have an opinion...please share it! Stay tuned... Thursday we are featuring an awesome challenge from a fabulous scrapbooker!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

I decided to make an executive decision... and go ahead and post the big announcement... that the lovely JenniferP will be joining us as our 4th and final Challenge Team Member. This blog business is a little more work than I anticipated {not complaining!} so I needed some help and decided that Kate and Jennifer would be great to add to the team!! So each challenge you will see work from myself, Kate, Jennifer and Maureen! So... here's the survey... {by JenniferP}

do you sleep with closet doors open or closed?-however it ends up @ the end of the day. usually open 'cause there is so much crap i can't close it! haha!

do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottle from hotel rooms?-ewww...nope. i am very picky. only one type of shampoo and body wash. im a creature of habit.

do you cut out coupons but then never use them?-yes. guilty. i do use the really good ones though! w

what is your biggest pet peeve?-people coming to the cash register to spend less than a dollar, and say "haha. look @ me and my BIG purchase today!!! haha!" do they expect me to laugh...grrrrr.

do you ever count your steps when you walk?-nope. i just look for cracks so i don't fall and break my back!

do you chew your pens and pencils?-yup. all the time. i chew on everything. straws are the worst. i hack them to death. *sigh* those braces were a waste mom and dad!

where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?-somewhere so good even i wouldn't be able to find it! haha!

what do you drink with dinner?-usually water. coke during the rest of the day.

what do you dip a chicken nugget in?-mcdonalds nuggets BELONG in sweet and sour! the rest i eat plain. weird i know.

which are better legos or lincoln logs?-i have a little girl, so barbies?!?!? ok, no we always loved legos when my brother and i were kiddos.

afraid of heights?-not really.sing in the car?-loudly. i mean REAL loud!!!do you believe in ghosts?-no, not really. i am such a bore. *sigh*

first concert?-garth brooks, baby!!! FIRST row behind stage and it kicked booty!

own any record albums?-sadly, no. ive always wanted to be a dj though!

what's your favorite color?-pink!!!

do you ever dance even if there is no music playing?-abso-freakin'-lutely!!!

least favorite movie?-pitch black, pirates of the carribean...ugh...really?!?! we thought that this would be a good idea. really anything where vin diesel speaks. if he could just not talk id be ok with it.

Thanks for joining us Jennifer!!! Show Jennifer some luv.. :) See you tomorrow with a challenge!!! :)

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Do you ever just feel like screaming?

Well, we do {daily}... so journal about just what it is that you want to scream today!
Happy Journaling!!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

For some reason...

I am having trouble getting images to upload ... and I have been on here for an hour trying... so I will post a new topic today. I need to stop trying before I get out a baseball bat and beat up my computer screen.... and yes, Jan, I do sometimes count my steps...
See you tomorrow.

We Have a WINNER!!!!

Congratulations to.....drum roll please.....pascrapgal!!! Way to go Jan! It was a tough decision but in the end the candy on the scanner took the prize. Please PM me (Kate) on SIS with your address and I'll get your prize out ASAP. Thanks to all who played - stay tuned today for the next challenge!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The candy(wo)man can....

I WANT CANDY!!! Halloween is in the air and we want to know about your favorite candy. What will you be stealing from your kid's trick or treat stash? Or maybe you have finer or more obscure sweet desires? And if you don't like candy (huh???) be sure and tell us why!There's a RAK involved this time so be sure and enter. Post your page on Halloween night (Wednesday) by midnight. A winner will be picked and announced on Thursday. Don't miss this one!!!

I am so excited to announce that Kate Hagelin will now be joining in as a permanent member of the This is Me Challenge Team!!!! Here is Kate on SIS!
"I'm a Colorado convert, I love hiking and biking. I've got four crazy kids and I like to drink Colorado beer. "is how Kate describes herself. We describe her as a Bob Marley lovin cool mom that likes art! So, to help you draw your own conclusions about Kate, I threw a really random survey her way... Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing Kate Hagelin Randomness:

Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
It's always open

Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? But of course.

Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? Yes, how did you know? Then I throw them away about 5-6 months after they've expired. It's such a waste of time!!

What is your biggest pet peeve? Wicked bad breath

Do you ever count your steps when you walk? Never

Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? Occassionally

Do you chew your pens and pencils? Nope

Whats your least favorite movie? Oh where to begin - MONSTER IN LAW - so disappointing - All the PIRATES (yep Depp) I just don't get it.

Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? I sure wouldn't make it public!

What do you drink with dinner? Water (beer or wine)

What do you dip a chicken nugget in? I don't do nuggets.

Which are better legos or lincoln logs? Legos b/c I have a bad association with LLOGS. My brother had the old school cylinder container that was about thigh high. It was thick cardboard but the top was metal. That metal top gave me the heebie geebies, the way it felt and the way it rubbed on the cardboard. Kooky, I know but THIS IS ME!!

Afraid of heights? YES

Sing in the car? Of course!

Do you believe in ghosts? No

First concert? Rick Springfield

Own any record albums? Just two left from my childhood - Free To Be You and Me and the Mickey Mouse Club (not Spears and Timberlake but Blair from Facts of Life -- see I'm an old timer)

Whats your favorite color? Green

So, if you have a second, show Kate some love!!!!
Kate wanted to come in with a *BANG* so she emailed me an AWESOME idea for the next challenge..... that includes a RAK. Kate ROCKS!!!!!! I have to go do my page, then I will get the challenge posted tonight.... see you later, gators!!! :)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Kate's CHALLENGE!!!!

Is there something that bugs you in your every day life? I'm not talking about a list of pet peeves, because we all have those and sounds like a great challenge topic in itself (hint, hint). I'm talking about one thing, something that makes you say, "Who thought this up?" or "How absurd! or just "DUH!" Maybe it's something at work or a policy at school or an issue when you run errands!? C'mon tell us what's irking you!!!

Stay tuned for a awesome themed challenge- Monday- and a HUGE announcement!!!!! I MEAN IT IS BIIIIIGGGGG.

Monday, October 22, 2007

One Two Buckle My Shoe....

Thanks to all who got caught up!! Kate will be presenting us with a new challenge next week. And, I have another guest challenger in the works- someone ultra cool and not from the US!! FUN!!! ..

So today's challenge is to Journal your favorite shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of my favorite subjects!! YUMMY. Have fun.


Friday, October 19, 2007

and the Winner is...

Everyone keep up the good work. All of the pages are incredible and I cannot wait to see all that you all will do with the challenges to come. There are some really great ones coming up...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The challenge is...

to get caught up!!!!! We started this with over 100 people doing the challenges. So we are not posting a page challenge today! Don't forget you have until 6pm central time on Fri. to comment on the October 11 post saying you are caught up to be in on the drawing for a very cool RAK and to be a guest challenger on here!!! :D
We have some great great page ideas that we will be posting starting next Monday. So if you are wanting to get started that will be a great time to start!!!! See you FRIDAY NIGHT!!!
woo hoo.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Who's buying the drinks?

Today, the drink's on you!
Journal a page about your favorite drink- you know the one that you can not live without? For me, it is coffee. I don't think the rest of the world wants me to try to live without it either... :)


Holly's Daughter, Ella's... {hehehe!} (FYI- Coke is Maureen's fave too!)

**** REMINDER *****

If you are caught up, to the doodle post, please comment on that post and let us know! On Friday, October 19, Maureen and I are cropping and will do a random drawing of one lucky person that is completely cought up on thier This Is Me Journal! for a RAK and to be our guest designer!! So make sure you let us know by commenting on the DOODLE post below if you are in on the drawing!!

Maureen will be back after next week sharing her fabulous pages with us, this is a busy time for her as a photographer and I can't wait 'till she is back at it with us having fun with our This is Me Journals!!! :)xoxoxo

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Today's Challenge is a BIG one....

DOODLE a page... that's right. An entire page!!!!! Please comment ASAP to this post if you are COMPLETELY caught up and I will be doing a drawing next FRI. night at mine and Maureen's crop for a RAK. :) That's Fri. 10/19 we will post a RAK winner. And, just so you know- we have some swweeeetttt RAKS. We go big when it comes to a RAK. So, that means you have until next Thur, the 18th to get caught up and comment HERE {on this post} for the drawing... get to doodling!!! :)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

We all collect something...

weather it be scrapbook supplies, Marilyn Monroe Stuff (That's me!), or just lint in our pockets- so here is your prompt to journal about the what's and why's of your collection{s}!!!
Promise I will be updating the slides soon!!! Hope everyone is moving along! Comment if you are totally caught up- there may be a RAK in store for you!!!! :)

P.S. Maureen will be back soon. :)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

It's My BIRTHDAY month!! woo hoo.

So, this is the list I made back in July. Think I have gotten most of these done.... so this week I challenge you to journal ____ {the age you are now} things to do by ____ {age you will be on your next birthday}...
Keep linking in the comments, eventually we will get the slides updated. Thanks for your participation and the notes of encouragement during my time *off* from the computer!! :)
You guys rock... hard.
Have fun with this one!! :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sara is this weeks guest designer because she emailed me with this FABULOUS idea for a This is ME! Page!!!

So today's topic is


Oh my gosh was this fun!!! Ella got me this huge yellow purse for Mother's Day and you never ever know what is going to be in there!! So, this was so awesome.

Maureen did not get me her page, she has been super busy. So, here are mine and Sara's and she will get her's posted tomorrow!!!

If you have an idea for a topic email us @ and You, too could be come America's Next Top Challenger.. :)


Sara's {Thanks so much!!}

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Call it what you will.

Call them them habits... rituals, whatever..
Just journal Five things about you that are "must {or must not} do's!"
Have fun!
Holly and Maureen

Oh, This really cool girl PM'd me on SIS with and AWESOME idea for a page so Thur. we will have a guest challenger with an awesome awesome page idea!! :)