Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A New Page...

I think that's my cheesiest title yet. =)

I can now officially add "design team member" to my scrappy resume! Today was my reveal day for the Pages from the Heart design team, which is a great local scrapbook store in Monrovia, CA. I am thrilled for this new opportunity and can't wait to take my scrapping to the next level. I met the other fabulous designers and coordinators last week and learned about all of the exciting challenges and events that will take place during my 6 month term. Excited doesn't even scratch the surface of how I feel!

You can read all about it on the Pages from the Heart blog. My scrappy plate is officially full! Yayyyyyyy!


Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Amazing Race-Pasadena style!

A few weeks ago my partner-in-crime Stephanie and I participated in a CityRace Urban Adventure Hunt hosted by RaceLA. Stephanie, a big fan of the tv show The Amazing Race, had been wanting to do one of these for a long time and when RaceLA announced a Pasadena race, she had to do it.

We arrived in Old Town at 9am and sized up the competition. Teams had some funny matching t-shirts like Defending Champs (they weren't) and Those Damn Train People (which I still don't quite get). Our shirts were made by Stephanie's friend and said Home Grown 91780 and our team name was born!

Waiting for the race to get started

Once everyone arrived we received our clue packets and we were off! We had to figure out the clues and find the locations. Having grown up going to Old Town Pasadena quite often, I thought it would be pretty easy. I was SO wrong! It was really challenging but so much fun. And I really learned a lot. Did you know that The Container Store building was the original city hall? For a few of the questions we asked random people walking around Old Town so if you are ever in Pasadena and strange people in matching shirts ask you questions, be friendly please!

The Container Store

It took us almost three hours to complete the question and we did have a few wrong. We came in 17th place out of 40 teams so we were pretty proud. Our next RaceLA is this Sunday in Laguna Beach and I am sooooooo excited!

Team 91780!