Um, where did summer go?

Posted on 22nd August 2014 in Kim. B

According to my last blog post it was July 6th.  This is now the end of August. *facepalm*

This has been our summer.

  • baseball (some weeks it was 4 times a week. After a busy season they won the championship)
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  • work
  • sleep
  • renovations in basement (including removing concrete slab for drainage installation, rough plumbing, framing, a zillion trips to hardware store to buy stuff that someone forgot)
  • landscaping  (did some planting, replanting and carrying umpteen buckets of rocks from the field behind us and spread out 6 yards of mulch)
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  • broken toes
  • cracked face (including black eye and dislodged molar from collision with Great Pyranese’ cement head)
  • overtime
  • more sleep
  • endlessly trucking our punk to various babysitting jobs, sleepovers, festivals, shopping trips)
  • standing Friday lunch dates with my punk (she’s getting older and she enjoys time with just me as she realizes her father is a tool. LOL)

That’s been our summer. Work. Sleep. Construction. Nothing fun as a family. We haven’t had time. The punk starts Grade 10 in a week and we’ve had the boring-est summer ever. LOL! I will say however, that I’m glad school is going back because the punk needs to be back on a routine. No more of this staying up until 3 in the morning every night shit. (I sleep better during the day when she’s in school too as there isn’t an endless drone of talking on Skype, cackling at Vine videos and watching endless scary movies).

This morning was the first time I’ve been on the computer in 6 weeks. I clear out emails and check Facebook from my phone for the most part but as far as replying to anything I haven’t been on the desktop. I was seriously stunned by how much I’ve missed as far as KimB’s Designs, GS Creations and Loucee’s Creations new CU releases. Ugh. I seriously suck as a CT member this year. I did notice Kim has a new grab bag out for the month of September….

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I will definitely be checking this out!!

Well sadly I’ve been yakking too long. We have company company tomorrow and a ton of errands to get done today. Also cleaning. Ugh. Besides blogging, cleaning is another thing I haven’t done in six weeks….

Make it a good one! Until next time! ;-)

 

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Chit chat and new CU from KimB’s Designs!!

Posted on 6th July 2014 in Chattin', GS Creations, Kim. B

Morning!!

It’s actually 8am here and it’s going to be a gorgeous sunny day. We’re on deck for baseball practice at 10 and then we have to rush back home because my daughter is having her annual end-of-the-school-year BBQ/pool party/bonfire. The volley ball net is up. The horseshoe pits are ready and I (as the chaperone) have some cold ones in the fridge downstairs. Nothing fancy today. Teenagers are fussy eaters, so it’s just burgers, chips, a fruit platter and a veggie platter. I’ll be making some chocolate covered pretzels later this aft as they went over like gangbusters with my punk and her friends the last time I made them. :P (I will probably make a macaroni salad because I’m addicted to the stuff.) Hubby got called in to work overtime today so hopefully I don’t blow the place up trying to get his fiddly BBQ started. LOL! All told it will be a fun day. I’m just going to putter in the garden, park my butt in the hammock and read and cook up the burgers as needed. They are a decent bunch of kids so there shouldn’t be any problems. She invited 25 but I think with the summer holidays we’ll be lucky if we see 10. Come and keep me company!! ;-)

**edited** Here I am 24 hours later. One exhausted dog is still passed out cold on the floor after his day yesterday. Kids had fun. Stayed in the pool until 7:30 at which point they were fed and headed to the bonfire. Three of them fell asleep in their chairs at the fire. LOL!! It wasn’t a big crowd. Ten kids altogether. The rest that were invited weren’t coming because we wouldn’t allow drugs and alcohol. Oh well. Suck it up. Those that came had a riot so it was all good.

KimB’s Designs has a new set of CU patterns in her shop today.

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I was hoping to get into these last night and play in Photoshop but I was BBQing instead. This afternoon is all mine though… ;-)

Kim’s sister Gaye of GS Creations has a super cute new set of templates. Check these cuties out!!

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So cute!!! I love her attention to every detail!! These Little Police templates are on sale for a limited time! So act fast!! ;-)

Well I’m off to open the pool. A friend and her two toddlers are coming over this morning to cool off before nap time. LOL!! Have a great day!!

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Catching Up

Posted on 1st July 2014 in Chattin'

Morning! (actually it’s 4pm but technically morning for me! :P )

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Up here in the Great White North it’s Canada Day which is a national holiday (except for those of us who get to work. Ugh) We celebrated this weekend by going to the Lachie Festival which was a music festival of strictly Canadian rock, metal, ska, rap and other genres as well. It was hotter than blazes, the beer was ice cold & going down like water (this chick got trashed on beer. Not usually a beer drinker but like I said it was hot and it was icy cold) :P I swear my hubby and I were the oldest people at the festival. We had a blast thought. It was hosted by these guys …

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It was frigging hilarious and it made my night when Bubbles got out the guitar and started singing Liquor and Whores! :D

These are just a few samples of videos of the great bands we saw.

 

All told it was a great weekend!! This coming weekend, my daughter is having a pile of friends over for her “end of the school year” pool party/BBQ/bonfire. Hubby got called in to work OT that night so I get to chaperone myself. Awesome. LOL!!

Have a great week!!

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Oh there’s a new Grab Bag in town!!

Posted on 8th June 2014 in Kim. B

Today was the first time I’ve had a chance to sit at the computer all week.

June is crazy busy with the kid’s baseball three days a week and dance twice a week. THANKFULLY the dance recital is this coming Saturday. One long ass day left (11am to 12:30am) and then were done with that until September. Costume is ready. Hair and makeup crap set aside. I’m picking up the best friend and the boy friend so they can share her day as well. He’s a brave sort isn’t he?! LOL! Super nice kid really. (he’s just going to get REALLY in touch with his girly side whether he wants to or not) :P

Anywho…. KimB’s Designs has released a new Commercial Use Grab Bag. For a limited time only, this sucker is only $5!!!!

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Treats yourself before it goes to full price!!! Just sayin’…. ;-)

Have a busy day here. More baseball practice at 10am, then I have to finish pulling weeds and cleaning up. Crazy week. I won’t have a chance after today. Time to get the tunes cranked and get cleaned up.

 

Have a good one folks!!

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“Star Gazing” on this fine Saturday

Posted on 31st May 2014 in Chattin', Kim. B

Morning!

Have you ever had one of those sleeps that’s so deep and solid that when a loud noise goes off, like hubby’s alarm, it scares you half out of your wits? Especially if that alarm went off at 5am. :P I haven’t been able to get back to sleep. I was literally scared awake. Ugh.

I’ve managed to get a ton of stuff started since 5am, like laundry, coffee, cleaned out my phone of rude e-cards and pics of my punk, got the pool pump going and now I’m going to blog. (actually I’m just killing time until I can go into the city, get my shopping done and then come back here and park my butt in a hammock for a short time before I have to start a slew of baking for the Camp Day bake sale on Wednesday)

I’m currently slurping on said coffee and jamming out to this one. I just can’t sit still when I hear this..

 

So without any further yakkin’, let’s show you what’s new…

Kim of KimB’s Designs and her sister Gaye of GS Creations have an AMAZING bundle of temples called Star Gazing.

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So freakin’ cool I can’t even describe it and the attention to detail blew my mind!!

I always wished we invested in a telescope. We live out in the country where the sky is as black as pitch at night and we’d be able to see the night sky clear as a bell. :D

If you have a little (or big) stargazer in your family, this bundle might be what you are looking for that perfect scrap page. Just putting that out there… ;-)

Well I’m off to get showered and get this day going. Have a super weekend!!

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TGIF!!!!

Posted on 23rd May 2014 in Chattin', Freebie

Have you ever had one of those weeks from hell? Been there this week. All I need now is the damn t-shirt. LOL

To kick off TGIF, I’m slurping on fresh coffee, kicking back in bare feet and giving away a freebie :-P

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Have a great weekend!!

 

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New goodies at SugarHill Co!!

Posted on 17th May 2014 in Kim. B

Holy crap, I turn my back for one moment and KimB’s Designs has a TON of new goodies in her shop at SugarHill Co.! (I swear I don’t know how she does it..)

Take a peek!!

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I LOVE when she comes out with new CU grab bags!! PACKED with new goodies to play with!! This one does NOT disappoint either! Here’s some reveals!! ;-)

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I am dying to open this one. The color palettes alone are making me want to PLAY!! :D

There is also a new ribbon pack!!

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Today will be a distracting day indeed. LMAO!!

 

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Tons of goodies this weekend!!

Posted on 3rd May 2014 in Chattin'

Sitting here looking through my Facebook news feed and realizing it’s interNational Scrapbooking Day. How did I miss this? Easy. LOL. I stopped designing about 3 years ago. I still enjoy dinkering around in Photoshop every now and again but I no longer produce for sale.

Do I miss it? Not really. I enjoy it now with the pressure lifted. No stress. I play in Photoshop when I WANT to, not because there is a quota or feel compelled to keep up with the Jones’. It’s very liberating.

I stepped down from my creative teams as well, no longer producing, but happily blogging for them. My three designers have been wonderful in understanding how my life rolls. I’m happy. They are happy.

If you are out and about in digi-land this weekend, swing by SugarHill Co. There are LOTS of amazing deals to be found and a blog hop with plenty of great commercial use goodies to add to your digi-stash. ;-)

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Yep…very liberating indeed.

Have a great weekend folks!!

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Lazy Sunday…

Posted on 27th April 2014 in Chattin'

I love lazy Sundays. It certainly isn’t a quiet one as my daughter has 5 of her friends over here filming an English project. For the time being they are outside so I’ll enjoy it. :-P

It’s a been a lovely, quiet weekend. I got caught up on a mountain of laundry, and last night we had our belated Easter dinner as we were both sick last weekend.

I wasn’t moving too quickly this weekend as Friday night I was at the grocery store, when an employee accidentally dropped a ladder on the back of my calf just above my Achilles.

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(pardon my chicken legs)

It didn’t break the skin but I now have a huge deep bruise that is about the size of a large lemon that is getting blacker all the time. It hurts to touch and my leg is stiff because of it. Wasn’t amused at all. Needless to say ice and ibuprofen are my best friends this weekend. The cat is more than happy to oblige me resting with my leg elevated. It’s a more comfy position for her as far as she’s concerned. ;-)

Other than that, nothing exciting has happened this week. The weather is finally clearing up so we are puttering around outside today then a big nap is in order.

Have a great Sunday!!

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Happy Easter!!

Posted on 20th April 2014 in Chattin', GS Creations, Kim. B, Loucee Creations

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So far it’s lovely and quiet. No one is up yet, so I have a pot of coffee to myself and a purring cat is perched on my lap trying to “help” me type.

My month long layoff (vacation) is now over and I was called back to work earlier than planned. If you ask me, they should have stayed with the original opening date, as we had to work around construction workers who hadn’t finished yet. The place was FILTHY. Dust everywhere. Half of the machines were either NOT working properly or not connected yet. Water lines weren’t connected. Um..you need those in a coffee shop. Duh. Half of our supplies were either not unpacked or still in storage. My training was cancelled so I had to wing it. I hadn’t seen the new ovens before so it was a real learning curve.  It will be better as time goes by but it will take a few weeks before we find everything and get settled in properly.

I’m trying to get caught up on a few things before I get breakfast going (I hear movement and giggling), so I will make this quick ;-)

New Cu Goodies at SugarHill Co.!!

By GS Creations:

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By Loucee Creations:

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By KimB’s Designs:

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lots of new things to choose from! ;-)

Well the natives are restless, so I’m going to sign off and get this Easter show on the road. Have a great week!!

 

 

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