May 31, 2009
May 29, 2009
My 17 year old Hoover vacuum is on it's last legs- just when I need to be able to vacuum everyday to keep the house nice. The new Hoover I want is almost $400. The Miele I would love to have is about $800. OUCH.
My Hoover Floormate has a crack in it. I'm not sure how old it is, because I bought it off eBay. It's on a seam, so I think it's just the plastic getting old. A new cannister is $36. I paid $43 for it. Go figure. I'm going to break out the silicone caulk!
My Hoover- again- Steamvac had a hose that ripped. I busted out the duct tape and it's as good as new.
I lost my cell phone yesterday. WAHHHHHHHHH. For me, who really doesn't use it much and often leaves it in the car, I still feel very "phoneless." Imagine the person who uses it all of the time?? I caled work, I think I dropped it in the parking lot. If the lost and found doesn't have it, I'm going to buy a new one TODAY. LOL.
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May 27, 2009
Chris is an ex-Marine (if there really is such a thing!). When the war heated up, he wanted to re-enlist. I was pregnant at the time. I don't know how serious he was, but I said no. Does that sound selfish? I don't know. I just know I didn't want to be without him.
Fast forward to this past Christmas. I wanted to send a care package overseas, but just couldn't seem to find the right organization. But Rosalyn Sue's blog pointed me to another organization, Operation Stars & Stripes. I signed up to send care packages. It seems like a small way to give a little back to my fellow countrymen and women, who are stading up for freedom. Go see the site. Sign up.
May 23, 2009
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May 13, 2009
You were only waiting for this moment to arise.
May 12, 2009
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May 8, 2009
Dawn Edmonson came and taught a Plate Collage class. Dawn brought folders full of images, and trinkets and trims were supplied by her and Tammy. If I thought I could have gotten away with it, I'd have scooped it all into my goody baskets and brought it home!! As you can see, we all are wearing hand made aprons, made for us by Tammy.
You can shoot over to Tammy's blog and see all of the plates. I forgot to take pictures of them- can you believe it?
May 6, 2009
Ruth, Natalea, Tammy
Luz and Judy
A few months ago, Tammy set the wheels in motion for a weekend Getaway in her home, complete with food, fun, and a crafty lesson from Dawn Edmonson. Tammy and I have known each other for years. We met Luz at a Scrapper's weekend on OBX. Judy is Tammy's sister-in-law, and I've had the pleasure of meeting her before. Ruth, Tammy's mom, has been like a second mom to me. Natalea and Angela are new blogging friends.
the gang- Ruth, Luz, Judy. Natalea, Tammy, me (Angela came later).
After arriving in the airport with Luz and Natalea, we headed back to Tammy's house. The ride was made easier with a wonderful packed lunch from Tammy. (The girl thinks of everything). We found our rooms, and then had a wonderfully, silly dinner by the pool, complete with gifts waiting for us.
our gorgeous table- aren't the plates awesome?
lovely gift box, filled with handmade earrings from our hostess with the mostess!
If you hop on over to the other blogs, you'll see lots of pictures of us laughing and carrying on. What I wanted to show you here was Tammy's eye for detail. First, she is an amazing paper artist. As you saw before, her invitations were to die for. Second, her entire house had little flourishes here and there, inviting the eye to settle and enjoy. Third, the whole weekend had tons of other fun stuff, and SO Tammy, but you'll have to wait for that. LOL. And LAST, and very COOL, Tammy and her hubby Don ran into Anna Griffin at the airport! She chatted and got some autographs for us. Anna would be blessed to have Tammy on her staff, and so she's going to (!) take this opportunity to do some networking! You go girl! (and don't forget to send me goodies!)
the invitation, with Miss Deen overlooking it.
gorgeous welcome sign, complete with roses and a nest full of chocolate eggs.
our room markers
lovely flowers, adorning the steps to the house.
This is the time to remember
Cause it will not last forever.
These are the days to hold onto
Cause we won't although we'll want to.
This is the time, but time is going to change.
You've given me the best of you.
And this is just the start...