Wednesday, November 3, 2010

AAM DT Blog Hop!!!!

Hello everyone!

At All About Me we are revealing our current challenge via a fabulous DT Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Nic's blog.  If not and you are just arriving here directly, make sure you head to the AAM blog to begin!  You won't want to miss the beautiful layouts the DT has created nor would you want to miss out on all the fun little prizes along the way.

Our theme for the hop is ROYALTY.  I love thinking of myself as a princess.  When growing up I was fascinated by fairy tales where the young, poor, persecuted girl would become a princess and marry a handsome prince!  She would get to wear a tiara and beautiful dresses.  Probably eat amazing food and wear gloriously, glittery jewels!  I would imagine the balls and getting to dance the night away.  The theme this month is to remind us all how special we truly are.  Each of us is designed for a specific purpose and it's OKAY to say YOU are worth it.  YOU are special and YOU are a princess!

Now... this can kind of lead into our first prompt of the month.  I would never consider myself a snob.  But I wanted to have a little bit of fun with this word.  Something immediately came to mind.  I am very picky about my coffee.  In fact... you might call me a coffee snob!  I only like three different types of beans.  I can tell when the bean is not ground correctly.  I can tell when my shots were not pulled within the appropriate times.  Wherever I can, I will walk to the side of the counter where I can watch the barista make my coffee.  If they don't do it the right way, I have them make it again.  Yep.  That's me.  Some might call me a coffee JERK.  Well... yes... I am.  LOL!!!  Come on!!!! Laugh with me!!!!  So what are my favorite coffee roasters?  Starbucks.  Terra Vida.  And a lovely bean from Guatemala.  YUM!


Are you loving all the yummy Crate Paper???  Okay.  This photo I have to explain because it's too perfect.  I got an iced mocha at the coffee stand at the convention center where Summer CHA was held.  My first warning should have been when the barista questioned my order.  "A what?" She said.  Uh.  What do you mean 'a what?'  It's an iced mocha.  The most standard and boring espresso stand beverage someone can order.  Well... that and a plain ole latte.  Seriously???  After I explain that in a nicer way she says "Oh... well I try to make for you."  Well crap.  I still had hopes.  You just never know right???  She makes it.  Looks confused a few times but then ends up with what looks to be the right thing.  Unfortunately, I paid for it first.  Ugh.  I should know better!  As I left I took a sip and almost spit it back out.  GROSS!!!!!  You could tell she totally left the shots out for way too long, the grounds were too big... bleh bleh BLEH!  
But I was desperate.  And I drank it anyway.  I did pay for it after all.  And what did I do the next morning?  Yep.  Bought another one.  You'd think I would learn wouldn't you?  

Now after reading all of this, I'd love to hear a food or beverage that you consider yourself to be picky or snobby about.  Come on!  We all have something!  I'll pick a winner from the lot to win this:

This is a pdf class of mine that focuses on symbolism and incorporating it into your layouts!  I would consider it advanced only regarding knowledge with the elements and principles of design.  Otherwise, it's geared towards all levels of scrapbookers.  It's also included in the class package for Project Team Ewan!  Cool!!  But YOU have a chance to win it for free. :)

So leave me a comment with your snobbiness and after that head on over to your next stop which is AZURA!

Have fun!

Melissa

24 comments:

Sarah aka Byclops said...

That photo is hilarious!!!

[[Azura]] said...

coffee snob!! who would have thot of that!! wehehehe!!

leaving some snobby LOVE!! :))

Lisa K said...

Love the layout and love the sooky lala look!!

janis said...

fun, fun, fun layout melissa!!! love it!

Rach H said...

Love the photo and the story behind it! Fabulous layout- I love all of the strips!!!

Chocolate Mousie said...

Thankfully I won a copy of your book last month, but I am a paper snob now. I love thick papers! Any time I handle some of the thin stuff I bought when I first started scrappin', I ask why in the heck did I even buy it? I still do buy some cheap stuff if it's really cute, so I'm not totally a snob, but I am getting to the point where I'm starting to want only the more expensive papers (thick quality) all the time.

Steph said...

Fun layout! Love the papers.

Arlene Camacho said...

OMG...what a perfect photo to go with that topic, Melissa!!!

Who would have thought you were a coffee nazi? LOL!!!!

Rani said...

love your pic Melissa!!!!! Great post!

Mo said...

I love that photo!!! And I CANNOT believe you went back for another! hA HA! Loved all the Crate Paper stuffs and your layout!!! Beautiful!

Janet M said...

That's a great picture of you and love the way you described everything. Food and vegtable snob- is probably one area that I really am picky. It just might be because of the fact my dh is professional baker and my dad was a chef, our one dd is a vegan chef so the whole family is pretty good in the kitchen.

chksngr said...

Can I just say ME TOO!!! I'm totally a coffee snob and married to an amazing coffee maker...so I get so spoiled! Coffee is my drug of choice! LOVE your layout!

Nathalie said...

Very cool page Melissa! The photo you used is too funny too! I am a snob about tea and am thinking about making a page about it :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Nic said...

That photo is hilarious - your face totally says it all! Such a great story!

Fabi Ormerod said...

HHAHAHAHAHHAHA what a picture Melissa...LOL great take ;)

Shell said...

another coffee snob here... which is why I hate McStarbucks :-)

wendy scrappings said...

nice layout with a great photo! And brrr.... coffee.... really don't like that!

Love how you are so picky about that black substance :D

Mary said...

heehee I'm a coffee snob too!! I wuv my coffee. Super cute LO!! TFS

Lil ages ago... said...

Hi, Melissa! Great photo...hahaha!

I am only a "once-in-a-while" coffee drinker...but I know a lot of people who cannot start the day without having at least a cup!

Stay scrappinpretty,
Lil

Shona said...

mmmmmmmm COFFEEEEEEE ... great layout hehe.......great photo. OMG I am such a coffee snob. Starbucks is my fav...I need it in the morning or im cranky :)

ellen s. said...

HAHAHA. i love a good coffee snob ;)

so fab! love it

Vicki said...

Great layout. Sorry you didn't get a great tasting coffee.

nancy said...

Cute layout! I am a water snob... it's all I drink! Ever!

Stacey Michaud said...

Have I told you lately that I love you? Yes, it is okay to imagine Rod Stewart playing in the background. Maybe that could be our karoke song. I luv ya chick, even if you are a coffee snob. And I know this first hand...