Monday, December 29, 2008
I will post pictures soon! We're about to pull in the neighborhood and then it's time to unload all the "stuff." At least we were able to do lots of laundry before returning, so there's not a lot of that to do. That brings a smile to my face! But, there's plenty of other stuff to do.
Check out Becky Higgins' blog to see her new KOTM. It goes on sale Jan. 1st. I began my pics yesterday! Can't wait to get this one!! Oh, and anyone out there interested in owning a scrapbook store, Elise is looking for a buyer, as she's needing to do more for her family. I hope she can find a buyer, as I don't want to see the store close. Keep your fingers crossed for her!
Friday, December 19, 2008
It may even be a white Christmas, which I'm pretty stoked about. Because if there's ever a time I want snow it's Christmas day. Our boys have NEVER seen snow, oh wait they did see a slight dusting a few weekends ago when we were up in the mountains on our way to the Polar Express, but it wasn't much. So, they may actually be able to go sledding and everything. WOOHOO!!! And, I hope there's hot chocolate involved after that!
I hope everyone who reads my blog, all 2 of you (just kidding), has a safe and happy holiday!!! Will post more from the freezing north!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
It was COLD there, highs in the low 40s and lows in the 20s. And, the boys got to see their first bit of snow. There was just a little bit on the mountains going up there, and Mr. P said "that's a lot of snow." Little does he know it was just a dusting! He said Grandma and Grandpa need to order lots of snow. When I told my parents that they laughed, and so did I. When we head back to Illinois for Christmas they are going to get to see LOTS of snow, I think. And, it's already freezing there, GREAT!! I guess my blood has finally thinned a little.
LOTS to do in the next couple of weeks before we head back. I'm putting my creative hat on when we get home, I need to make the boys' teachers gifts this week, as Thursday is their last day for school. Then they're with me for 3 weeks, YIPPEE!!! NOT! :) Actually we'll be gone for a little less than 1/2 that time, so hopefully it won't be too crazy! Is anyone else having a hard time believing that Christmas is less than 3 weeks away. WHOA!!! What does everyone have on their list of things to do??!! Leave a comment, and there may be a goody in store for you. :):)
Friday, November 21, 2008
Asheville was BEAUTIFUL!! We've lived here 8 1/2 years and have NEVER been there. So, I booked a surprise weekend trip, which he guessed where we were going, but oh well. I made reservations for a nice dinner and then had tickets for a candlelight Christmas tour of the Biltmore. The house is AMAZING!!! We saw it at night and went back for an audio tour the next morning. One man built 175,000 sf house for himself as a bachelor, then got married and they had a daughter. It was massive and I was in awe each time we visited, and I still can't fathom it. The weather was a bit chilly, but still beautiful and the colors....ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING!!! If there's one thing I miss about the Midwest, it's the changing of the seasons! I don't miss winter, but I miss the fall foliage and the beautiful colors. Luckily we got to see it this year.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Are you spooked??? :):)
Are you ready for the trick-or-treaters? We bought our candy this week, and I'm proud to say we haven't even opened the 50# bag of chocolate we bought. (Really it's not 50#, but good grief, it's a freakin' TON of chocolate!) My boys can't wait to dress up and honestly I can't wait to see them AGAIN in their costumes. They wear them right now at least once a week at home.
Speaking of the store, she has gotten in so many awesome things. I'm just loving it right now. If I could only find the time to get to work on my projects and $$ to pay for all that I want. I've had sick little ones, but hopefully we're on the mend, so I'm hoping to get back in to the swing of things soon. I have lots of projects to work on that are needing to be completed SOON!!! Oh, Elise is having a Maya Road House decorating contest, just like Maya Road. Check out the Maya Road website, and then call the store to get details about the contest there. Posting should be up on the blog soon.
Project news.....I completed a gift for my best friend's daughter's 1st birthday and wanted to share it with you. It's a homemade chipboard album. No, I didn't make the chipboard, but I did cut the shapes out myself. I couldn't find one that looked like a party hat, so I created my own.
I also created a "My 1st Disney trip" album. VERY simple and I may use it for my little E's pics from his first trip last year. I wish we were going back this year. :( I LOVE DISNEY!!!!
Each of these was made with items from previous month's UnKits. I completed these designs with the July and August kits.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Yes, I'm here, just haven't posted in a while. A LONG while. Both boys have been sick, different weeks, colds with fever, YUCK!!! Hopefully on the mend! Now the big boy has it in the house, but he's getting over it too.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This weekend is ScrapPink at the store. I'm looking forward to this event. Wendy Vecchi is teaching classes, there are crops going on, I'm doing a couple make n takes, there are prizes, food and there will be TONS o' fun!!!! If you donate $5 this weekend, you get 20% off your ENTIRE purchase. How cool is that! You donate money to a GREAT cause (Susan G. Komen) AND you get a discount!!!! If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!!!
It seems these days many of us have been touched by cancer in one form or another. My mother-in-law and my grandma are both SURVIVORS! And, a VERY good friend of mine is battling it right now, in fact she just had her last round of chemo this past Tuesday! So, this cause, if you will, is VERY near and dear to me. I would love for them to find a cure and I hope they do, not only for breast cancer but for ALL cancer!!!!!
Oh, one more thing, check out the store's calendar, there are classes and crops through the end of December listed. ROCK ON!!! Lots going on! Hope to see you there!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Yes, over the weekend, the Disney characters were painted over.