1. Go to my shop and buy everything in it. (Please do not skip this step as it will completely ruin the rest of the plan)
2. Then meet me at the Wiksten sale at 7pm (central time) tonight.
3. Next we buy everything at Jenny's sale.
4. After steps one through three are completed, meet me at the coffee place on the corner. You know the one with the girl with the red hair. You know the place where the coffee isn't nearly as good as Starbucks but no one ever wants to admit it because what we all really like is that it's not a Starbucks. Do you know the one? By the time we get there the lady with the guitar should have started playing:)
5. Finally we can just sit around and sip coffee, except I'll be sipping a large fountain coke b/c I love coke:)
Isn't that a great plan? I can't think of a better one right now. I haven't eaten dinner yet so I might try to rework it to include some Chinese food or maybe some sushi or maybe just a bunch of donuts:) I'm really hungry.
Hope all your nights go as planned:)
Thanks KupKup for making such a swell treasury! I love the blues and oranges.
I have a "Keep it Together!" desktop piece that has been waiting, very patiently, in my notebook. I named her Stitches and Circles and she would feel right at home in this treasury. Ahhh, too bad I haven't made her yet.
Have a great day everyone!
P.S. I think today is actually the two posts day. Yes, two posts on Thursday. That sounds right:)
After reading Susy's blog I decided to look and see what's in my own bag.
I'm shocked how much stuff this little purse I'm carrying holds. Really I think
it's magic. I wonder if Julia
knows that she makes magic bags? I used to think it would only hold my
cell phone and keys and maybe a little money. But now, now I'm
thinking I can just keep cramming things in this little purse forever
and it will never quite fill up.
How do you like my tiny little photo? I took it with my phone. I guess the camera in my phone is for phone viewing only. Or for little tiny mouse blogs:) Well, since I'm sure you can't see it, I'll tell you what's in the picture. This is what was inside my little purse this morning.
2 pretty pencils
scraps of paper to write on
money- bills and change
9 receipts (I don't even think I've been to nine places this week! What are all these receipts?)
Space Monkey lip balm - Yay! I found it in my car
ear piece for my cell phone
cell phone (not in the picture but it was in the bag)
various cards- credit and coupon varieties
a few candy wrappers
and last but not least the phone number for the police officer who's handling my case and the serial numbers for my stolen GPS and real camera. I just can't let it go!
Have a great Wednesday everyone! I think today will be a two post day. Maybe. I meant to write about blogging this morning. Jen passed on a little blogging questionnaire to me a long long time ago and I've never done it.
Oh and today is the grand opening of Jen's new website, BeeBee Mod! It's a really cool shop! I made a wish list. I'm just casually mentioning that just in case anyone is wanting to buy little E and me a present. He He :)
Sometimes I get a little stuck. I'm not sure why. I guess it's my way of procrastinating. Some people get super productive in other areas of their lives in order to put off some task before them. Like baking a gazillion cookies or sewing or cleaning out the closets. Not me, I just kinda shut down. I just don't get anything done for a while. Then at the last minute I kick into gear and everything seems to come together. I've been getting stuck for as long as I can remember. When I was little I never imagined that I'd ever get stuck as an adult. This is one of those traits that I assumed would just go away when I was magically transformed into a grown up. Right along with biting my nails and being afraid of the basement.
I'm feeling like this the past couple of days. We have a house that needs fixing. We've had to send all the professionals packing, since we can't pay them anymore. The drywall guy came and picked up the rest of his tools last week. And Big E is already working his rear end off, literally:) I realized that a lot of what needs done isn't really that complicated and the supplies are pretty cheap. So after some careful figuring, I've figured the one who should whip this place into shape is me. Yep, it's time to become a better woman. A girl with some skills. Preferably carpentry skills. That's right! I just need some skills and maybe some tools. That's all I need. Tools and skills. Piece of cake:)
It hit me that if my life were a movie, which I often like to imagine that it is, than this is the scene where the music starts and you see clips of everything getting into shape. You know the athlete, the job, the relationship, in my case the house. I think there's a name for this - montage maybe?
So here I am thinking that this is my time to shine. To rise up and get the job done. I've even taken to wearing a bandanna. Because I think if this is going to happen the more I can look like her
the better. (and also because I still haven't colored my hair)
So here I am. Waiting. Thinking. Waiting. What am I waiting for? So here I am; stuck, again.
Where's that music?
Spring is here! It really felt like the onset of spring this morning when we left the house. It was still pretty chilly but the sky was blue and the birds were singing. I don't remember a year that I've longed for spring more. Needless to say this has put me in excellent spirits today.
Since I'm cameraless, I've been looking through all of our pictures hoping to find something I'd like to share for blog posts and I came across this sweet picture from last summer. It's of my Es sitting on the front porch eating grapes that grew in our backyard. Little E was crazy about the grapes and her daddy was crazy about picking them for her:) This was their favorite pastime for much of the summer and early fall last year.
I'm glad I came across this picture; I like having little things tucked away in my mind to look forward to.
So, here's to the long warm days of Summer! Have a wonderful first day of Spring everyone!
Humpty Dumpty I feel your pain. Putting back together is not easy. Lots of phone calls and paper work and explaining the same story over and over and over again. Lots of computer errors, glitches and snafus. And lots and lots of hearing this "Oh that's terrible! But there's anything we can do." and this "I don't have the authority to override this" and some more of this "I don't know who you should talk to; that's not my job"
In fact I have been told possibly hundreds of times now that something is Not whoever I'm talking to's job. And that they don't have the override or authority to do anything. And that they had the wrong information the last time they spoke to me which must have been due to some computer error.
Pretty much it's no one's fault and no one knows how or why anything happens, other than everyone's deep seeded suspicions of a computer conspiracy of course. And no one has the authority to correct anything. So I ask you this- Where have all the responsibility and authority gone to? Does anyone know? They are MIA here so if you see any of those louts can you send them this way? :)
Fortunately, I know that everything will be put back together. Sooner or later. But I am starting to think it might be more towards the later end of things.
Here's another question for you. What type of tree is this?
I don't know much about trees, other than I know I love them:) This is a tree from my neighborhood and I think it's very very pretty. I'm in the middle of a little photo project with this tree. I've been taking pictures of this tree and was hoping to get pictures of it changing through the seasons. I think I'll have to pick this up again next year but I would love to know what type of tree it is. Here's another picture
Have a happy Wednesday everyone!
This week has flown by and considering the kind of week it was that is something to be happy about. I really don't want to go into all the details. Well I kinda do but I don't think my blog is the right place for it. It's all too frustrating and ugly. Especially for this pretty little corner of the big wide blog world that we live in. You know the Etsy, crafty, artsy neighborhood. It's probably best to save my venting for long phone calls to my BFFs and my mom:) Fortunately we have our health and each other; that's something to be thankful for. And all the frustrating problems of the week were, for the most part, of the short term variety; that's #2 on my 'things to be grateful for' list.
But I'll share my most recent mishap with you. Today while at a lovely birthday party at the Holiday Inn my car was broken into and my bag was stolen. This is sad and frustrating for many reasons.
My wallet and checkbook were taken and my car no longer has a driver's side window. But the thing I'm probably the most upset about is that my camera and several of my notebooks were also stolen. So no new photos for my blog or my Etsy shop until I get it replaced. Or of any of the other things I love taking pictures of. And my notebooks and journals are not really replaceable. Full of writings and scribbles and drawings and little stories. It's so very sad.
Other things were taken too. My Bible and all sorts of other things that I had in my bag. It was a mommy bag after all. Spare diapers, change of clothes for little E, a few little toys. My makeup -
Space Monkey lip balm
Vincent Longo lip stain(which I loved!)
the best eye shadow ever! I don't even know what kind it was because it was a gift from Korea and I couldn't read the label.
Several other things. But those are the main ones I think. Oh and my new fancy GPS machine that Big E bought me for Christmas. I forgot about that. So I made a funny joke while the police officer was taking the report and all the concerned people were standing around.(Everyone was so nice!) I mean no one else got the joke but it cracked me up:) The police officer was very nice and concerned and asked me if I would be able to get home OK. So I said that I really didn't think so b/c afterall my navigation system was stolen so how would I be able to find my way. I still think it's funny. Seriously though, you could get really stupid using one of those. The technology is amazing and the little lady tells you exactly where to go and where to turn and everything. I'm going to miss that little lady on my dashboard telling me how to drive.
So I think this next week will be all about putting everything back together. I hope that's what it's about. And don't leave your bags in your cars. Smash and grabs are no fun.
Slowly, slower than I'd like, a cohesive line is coming into focus.
That's my goal this time around. Cohesion. In the past I designed each piece as an individual and with no concern for how it fit in with the others. I've learned this is not a good way to go about things. Especially if you wish to promote your work with an attractive portfolio. Which I do.
I'd like to have two or three collections at a time. Each with a different feel and set of colors. That's what I'm in the middle of now. Editing and sorting and choosing. It's harder this way for sure, but I think it will be worth it.
Have a nice Thursday everyone!