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Friday, August 1, 2008

Yeahs!!! And Booos!!!

Yep you read right - today is a day of yeah's and boo's!!!

First the Yeahs:

Hubby is home! Whoo Hoooo!! After four weeks of dealing with problem after problem after problem! Hubby is home and now he can help deal with problems!

Then the other yeah - we are all set and ready to go to Puerto Rico! Finally - plane tickets are confirmed! Hotel confirmed! It is all a go!! Whooo Hoooo - white sandy beaches here we come!

The boooos:

Now that hubby is home the dogs want NOTHING to do with me... yep that's right - nothing! I mean never mind that I bath them (ok - I pay someone to bath them), I feed them and I clean up after them... oh - they don't care about that - oh no... Hubby's home and they have turned a snoot towards me and are at HIS beck and call!

And - then if that wasn't enough to deal with - my computer is still dead. The part has been ordered - and I am praying that it gets here before I leave for Puerto Rico - but as of right now - I am computerless! And I am dependant on hubby's old computer - and oh now that he is home he needs it too!!! (Oh well....)

So that is what is going on here..... I do have a quick favor to ask of you... IF I get my computer back - I plan to do a whole lot of designing while hanging out at the pool... are there anything subjects you are looking for? Certain Titles? Themes?? I would love to know if there is!! So give me a shout in the comment section if you can think of something!!!

Until Next Time (not sure when that will be!!!)



Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I swear if it isn't one thing then it is another!! Honestly - it really is!!! Today my laptop screen decided to die. It just - quit! So now it is in the shop and I am borrowing hubby's computer to type up this message!!! It seems that the screen and the backlight have shorted out - grrr!!! And then to make matters worse - you have to decide - do I buy a new computer or get this one fixed!!!

I mean to get it fixed is almost half the price of a new one... but I LOVE my computer!! Hmmm that pink one they have a Dell is pretty cute though!!! I have Windows XP - and you can only get Vista - I heard Vista bites the big one....oh what to do what to do!!!!

Finally I decided - I am getting my try and true fixed!!!! (But I may need to look at getting a new computer soon - as business gets busier and busier - I can not be with out one!!!)

So - if I am not around for a while - or it takes me a little to answer your emails - well - you know why... They hope to get my computer fixed by Monday or Tue - but I am heading on vacation Monday.... I am PRAYING that it gets fixed before then!!

Then if that wasn't bad enough - I lost a key on my cell phone!! I guess it just popped off! Yep it is just "GONE". Now I can't hang up - I have to flip it close!!!!

If it isn't one thing I swear it is another!!!!

Until Next Time (whenever that may be)!



Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday Fun...

I am totally swamped today - I am trying to get the rest of my products up in the Beloved Keepsakes Store (have you checked it out lately???? No - well head on over - the additonal photos, review all of it is actually up and running!!!!! FINALLY)

I am also trying to get my house clean (as hubby will be home soon - and I have done NOTHING to the house in the alomst four weeks he has been gone!) and I am trying to pack for my trip!!! (YES - I am annal - the trip is still about six days away - but I have to think about and lay out everything I need - Before hand!!!!)

So - seeing I have all that to get done... I am going to share with you today something REALLY fun (and not work for me!!!)! My friend Jamie (she use to own the LSS - you know the one I kept going back and forth about buying last year?!?!) well - she has started doing these awesome "Try it Tuesdays" where she features and "trys" a new scrapbooking technique.

So click HERE and go check out today's "Try it Tuesday". I don't what was better the technique or watching my crazy friend Jamie!!!!! (Yes she said it was like 2:30 AM when she was doing this - but rest assured she is this much fun no matter WHAT time of the day, errrr night - it is!!!)

Hope you enjoy - and if you head over that way - drop her a comment and tell her I sent you over!!!!!

Until Next Time.... oh sooo much to do!!!



Monday, July 28, 2008

Oh Happy Day!!!

Today is a glorious day! One of hubby's dear dear friend's Chaplain Fisher made it home from Iraq!!!! How exciting!! His wife Sara - is such a brave, wonderful person who has been raising their adorable baby alone while Jon heeded the call.... It is just such a relief when friends and family make it back from a deployment!!! We are SOOO glad he has made it home safe and sound and we just can't wait to see him!!! (Oh make sure you click on Sara's blog and see the most adorable homecoming photo ever!!!)

One of the things I have been meaning to ask you guys is - has anyone read "The Shack"???? Oh my goodness!! I LOVED this book!!!! It was totally nothing like I was expecting and I though it was pretty incredible!

Evidently- it has been getting A LOT of attention - both good and bad as of late... I mean how many books do you know that has gotten 4 and a half stars on Amazon after being reviewed 883 TIMES!!!!!

I know that I felt incredible sadness at times when reading this book. I laughed out loud (honestly!!) and there was even a few times I had to read a certain paragraph (or two or three) to my hubby!!!!

Here is the Product Description:

Mackenzie Allen Philips' youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later in the midst of his Great Sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on a wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change Mack's world forever. In a world where religion seems to grow increasingly irrelevant "The Shack" wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?" The answers Mack gets will astound you and perhaps transform you as much as it did him. You'll want everyone you know to read this book!

And I have to say - I agree - I went out and purchased another copy to pass on to my family and friends!!! So if you are looking for an intriguing read - I highly recommend "The Shack!" And if you have read it - I would love to hear what you though!

Until Next Time!


PS - I would like to encourage you that if you do not have a personal cutting machine to head on over to the Beloved Keepsakes Scrapbooking store - as I have added over 40 new items!!!


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday Morning!!!

Good Morning and Happy Sunday! I hope this post finds you all well..... I wanted to take a moment this morning just to tell each and everyone of you - THANK YOU!!! Thank you for visiting my blog this week (I had record numbers a few days). Thank you for playing Trivia and sing Christmas with me. And thank you for supporting my sale at Paperthreads.

This week was a really long and trying week and I have received so many well wishes, prayers and caring thoughts sent my way - and I GREATLY appreciate it!!!

I am off to finish uploading all my new products to the Beloved Keepsakes Scrapbooking store! So I will see you tomorrow for our regularly scheduled programing!!!

Until Next Time!


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