This has been a tough week for everyone it seems. I had a busy week of night shifts, blood work and now I’m under the weather with a throat that feels like I have been munching on razor blades. That means in the next few days I will get my ass kicked with cooties. AWESOME. Ugh.
With the news that Scrap Matters is closing, Kim has been busy as well finding a new digital home. She will be moving to Pixels & Co. as an extended guest! To finish off her stay at Scrap Matters, she has a killer sale going on…
Most of her store will be closing on November 21st, however she will be retiring over 80 products that will be seriously reduced until December 2nd when they will be gone for good. If you ever wanted some goodies of Kim’s to add to your stash, this is the time to do it!
Kim will officially open her store at Pixels & Co. on November 22nd so why don’t you swing by and join in on the fun?
With the move and all it’s goings on, she also found time to add a new goodie to her store at Sugar Hill Co.
I swear this whole weekend has been a blur. This morning was the first chance I got to get on the computer and see what was going on. Lo and behold it’s DSD weekend! And lo and behold I’m behind….Grrrrr.
The girls have some gorgeous digital products in their stores this weekend as well as some killer sales so let me just show you what the scoop is before I lose rights to the computer again and have to get back to the insanity of this house.
Gaye blew me away with these lovely winter robins templates…
I literally drool when I see what Gaye comes up with.
Loucee didn’t disappoint me either with some gorgeous Christmas-y goodies! I CANNOT turn anything Christmas themed down. (if you saw my house during the holidays you would understand. LMFAO!!) First up is a lovely vintage themed grab bag collab with Studio Digilicious..
Next up is a festive grab bag! Yippee!!!!
Besides the grab bag she also has a few new festive packs as well!!
I haven’t had a nutty week like that in ages. Thank God it’s done. It started off last Sunday night at work when the owner decided it wouldn’t be THAT busy on Thanksgiving, so he eliminated the extra person. It was just two of us until 7am. Big mistake. It was first day of bow hunting so at 4am we got slammed with hunters, the trailer parks closed for the season so we got all the campers and most of our regulars work for steel companies and trucking companies. They don’t get normal days off. Customers were screaming at us, calling us names. Every last one ordered 2,3,4,5 sandwiches as well as bagels. That’s fine when you have the extra person in to do the food, one to do drive thru and me to do front counter. EXCEPT…..I also had an order of 15 dozen donuts to be out for 7am. We were swamped and I was beyond PISSED. The owner made a ton of money off my back and I am NOT amused….
That was Monday and it just continued from there. LOL! I had a ton of chores to do around the house this weekend and NONE of them got done. I went on strike. Went shopping, had a nap, got over the urge to move. LMAO!!!
It was awesome. I may go on strike next weekend too….
The designers I CT for have been super busy this week. As usual I am bringing up the rear…. o.O
It’s been a rough old week for me. I am slowly on the mend however. My chest is slowly loosening up and this new cough medicine I started is starting to help clear it up. It knocks me flat on my ass and makes me loopy as all get out, but it works. I just don’t dare drive..or walk..or carry on an intelligent conversation.
The girls have been busy this week with new releases. Get a load of these stunners!!
I’ve been sick in bed for a few days now. This morning I woke up and I can actually sort of breathe. My chest is so full of congestion thought, that I am coughing every five minutes. It sounds awful. Work tonight then off for a few days to hopefully feel much better. I am NOT a good patient.
(sad part is I started this blog post yesterday but only got as far as the title. Go me. ROFL!!)
The pouring rain has finally stopped and the first day of fall is sunny, very cool and very colorful. The leaves have started turning already and there is quite the array of colors outside. Gorgeous days like these make me glad to be alive.
It’s been a crazy busy weekend but so much fun on so many levels. Went off to the hairdressers yesterday to get my hair dyed. It had been a few months since it was last done (no sense in doing it in the summer as the salt water in the pool fades the color). It was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon. The owner of the salon bought everyone coffee, we chatted and laughed our butts off. My stylist just got engaged three weeks ago so we were oohing and aahing over her enormous bling and talking about wedding plans. I came out of there looking like a million bucks until the downpour hit my hair at which point my poker straight hair that Chelsey had lovingly straightened for over an hour went *poof*, and the curls returned. Damn you Mother Nature! ROFL!! Came home to quickly throw together a batch of brownies and then throw a chicken in the oven to roast. Yesterday was a special day for my daughter. Her boyfriend was coming over to meet her family and have dinner with us. They just chilled out watching scaring movies, cuddling and holding hands, and then finally she got her first kiss! She was texting me the whole time. (hubby thought it was pathetic that she was texting me on her first date. I loved that she trusted me enough to share her special moments with me while they were happening )
Today is a day for baking and napping and laundry. Not necessarily in that order. my daughter is still sleeping and enjoying sweet dreams I’m sure.
Sorry for the confusion on the blog change. The green was making me nauseaus.
Oh Lordy there is a TON of stuff going on this week and it continues to the weekend!
This been have been busy as shit getting back into routines and schedules. Dance has started and hubby and I are hoping to get the damn pool closed for the season today. We were trying on Tuesday but there was a tornado warning in our area and we didn’t want to be messing with tarps in tornado winds. Our lucks sucks like that. LMAO!! Today the winds are much calmer but it’s only 12 degrees. Brrrrrrrr!!
First thing going on in our area is the Friday the 13th motorcycle run to Port Dover. Bikers and bike lovers come from all over Canada and the USA to Port Dover (which is about a half hour from here) to party. And what a party it is!! Every Friday the 13th. Rain or shine. Last year on one day they had over 300,000 bikes pulled into the town of 6000 to have some fun. Kind of like a Canadian version of Sturgis. I love sitting on the front porch and watch hundreds and hundreds of bikes rumble past the house on their way to the festivities.:D
Also on tap tonight is the 17th Annual “The Great Tricycle Race” in our local town. It’s a super fun charity event that brings the entire community together . One of the events is the Car Squeeeeez (very similar to this).
Julie’s high school has held the record for the last six years and this year they are gunning for year 7. To make matters better, Julie’s gym teacher recruited her for the squeeze. She said she went to the meeting yesterday and the room was “full of midgets Mom!!”. Everyone in the room was small in size and stature. Everyone is dressing up in school colors and she has picked up some shtuff to doll her friend James up as well. Poor bugger will be made into a drag queen. He really is a good sport. She is soooooo looking forward to being stuffed into the Volkswagon Beetle this year it’s ridiculous. LMAO!!!
Julz is gone to her friend’s for the weekend, so hubs and I are trying to play “catch up” on everything we haven’t had time to do in the last two weeks. We had a romantic night planned last weekend but “someone” *Ahem….me*….fell asleep at 9pm. We will make up for that gaffe this weekend. ROFL!!
OK on to my girls new goodies that have hit the shops!!
OMG Gaye you are KILLING me with cuteness here!!!!!
LOVE Gaye’s textures….love Gaye’s anything really!!!
Kim B. has finally released her new kit after a move, serious internet issues and her dog Sherlock being mauled. (thankfully Sherlock is on the mend. Poodles are a freakin’ TOUGH dog. Cheddar is 3/4 poodle and he’s a tough one. Incredibly lazy…but tough. ROFL!!! )
First day of high school did not go smoothly as hoped. It got all settled but it still put a damper on things. Second day was MUCH better and she now LOVES high school. Phew!! Added to that stress, my girl found out her best friend Simon’s little brother Nolan passed away in a freak accident while camping with his dad. It was AWFUL. Simon and Julie spent a lot of time on Skype and she just listened while he cried and tried to ease his hurt a little. He went to the first day of school and she was there to give him bear hugs and help him out as much as she could.
Yesterday was Nolan’s funeral. She wanted to be there to show her support for her buddy. The funeral was packed. We got seating outside on the basketball court and I was there just to help her grieve and hand out Kleenex. She was having some trouble getting herself together in time to go back to school. She toughened up a little and went back to school to participate in the festivities the high school had planned for the Grade 9′s to meet their fellow classmates. There were motivational speakers to help them make a smooth adjustment to their new surroundings. There were plenty of games, a pasta alfredo dinner and the evening finished off with a huge bonfire. It was a long ass day but for her it was made better when a relative brought Simon back to school after the funeral so he could participate as well. I think being with his friends would have done wonders for his heart as well. At one point I got a text from my daughter telling me about her evening and a picture of she and Simon wrestling for her hat. For a short time they weren’t hurting, they were just being best friends and having fun.
Today we are being laid back. I have a pot roast in the crock pot which smells wonderful. An apple pie may be in order as well.The child is enjoying sleeping in. A few errands have to be done this afternoon but nothing earth shattering. Later this evening we are going to a bonfire at a friend’s. The lads are jamming so it will be a great time being out in the crisp fall night air, listening to them do some great Led Zeppelin tunes.