Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New goodies and a week of random compliments

Howdy ya'll! So I wanted to share a couple of exciting new purchases I've made over the last week! First up is my lovely new purse...oh how I love it so. It's hard to tell from the photo but it has some metallic threads running through it to give it some "glam". I am so happy I bought this!

Next up....Jason got me this! So now I'm so techno savvy i don't know what to do with myself! Any of you that I email with regularly can expect some illegible, non-sensical email shooting off of this bad boy starting today! LOL!

Now...let's get to the social experiment shall we! So yesterday I got an email that put me in a crummy mood. I'm not sure if that was the intention of the email or if I just took it that way. At any rate...I was stewing over it all night and still this morning.

But I thought...how can I turn this into a positive. So I thought about how words can either make or break your day. Then I thought that I would give myself a challenge to say something nice to at least 10 people over the next week. Just a random "I love your sweater" or "nice car", "what a great haircut" or other observational nice-a-ties. Something to make that other persons day. With all the gloom and doom on the news...the rigors of daily life...a little pick me up is all that is needed to make someone smile and go to bed at the end of the day feeling ok. So if you're inclined, feel free to join me in a week of random compliments...I think it will make me feel good to make others feel good!

Monday, January 28, 2008

The weekend and other news...

Well time for an update. I think I'll do this person by person for a change....

Jacob...was sick on Tuesday with a cold...stayed home from school. Left his jacket on the playground overnight on Wednesday. Went to gymnastics on Thursday. Explained how the moon glows to me on Friday (correctly I might add). Got 100% on his spelling test on Friday and got to have Burger king in the cafeteria. Was able to go with mom for a "special day out" on Saturday to In-N-Out Burger for lunch and then off to buy his first pair of highly coveted Sketchers.

Nick...Took the dog to dog training class with dad. Was able to fight off all major illnesses. Went to preschool On Wednesday. Decided on Thursday he wanted to get his pictures taken. So Friday he was the one who went to do the Pottery Barn Kids shoot. He got to skip pre school that day. It's for the Summer 08' catalog. But they switched him and one other boy in and out so I'm not positive he will be in it...more to come on that.

Luke....let's just say he had a "rough week" and a sticker chart has been implemented to rectify the "situation". Got to have dad go to preschool with him on friday.

Jason...Didn't have Monday off of work (bummer). Has been working on getting our dog trained. Has been getting my website modified so we can switch it over to a flash based platform. Figured out our dag is a German pinscher. Fixed up my laundry room for me. Helped me clean up the house. Was the preschool helper on Friday.

Me...Made dinner every night (We are a bit cash low right now...so I made that vow...no eating out). Got an email from the twins agent saying they wanted one of them for a shoot for PBK on Friday...had to choose a twin. Did some scrapping (see the Lo page). Did lot's of laundry. Had a "girls day out" with some friends. Went to Oakland for the PBK shoot (the awesome old part of Oakland, right on the Berkeley border where all the homes are worth like 2 million +)...ooohed and awwwwed. Took Jacob on his big Sketcher day. Fell in love with my new refrigerator...see below. Sewed on my scrap pages for the first time and broke out the grungeboard!

I think that's about it in our world last week.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Autism Speaks: Video and fundraiser

My friend Kristi sent me this link and I wanted to make sure to post it here. Here's what her email said...

The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.40 to Autism Speaks for *each time* the following video about autism video is viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to help find a cure. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your friends and family.


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The precious


27 cubic SF of new refrigerator goodness!! This sucker is the bomb-diggity!

In other news....the twins have a shoot for Pottery Barn Kids on Friday. Not sure yet if it's for a catalog, website, or in-store stuff. I'll let you know when I know. Should be fun!

Monday, January 21, 2008

2 new kits...

...are now available to purchase in the store!


and Passionate

Sunday, January 20, 2008

tender 4 year old....

Luke and I had a heart to heart conversation this evening while I was making dinner. He was sitting on the floor looking out the window at the dog and he asked me if tonight I could sew up "blankie". Blankie is his most favorite blanket in the entire world. He has loved it and carried it around for the last 3 years of his life. I told him that blankie might be beyond sewing...it is very ripped up and I have mended him (Luke refers to blankie as "him) many times...but the mending is just not working.

Luke rolled him up into a ball and hugged blankie and said "Mom...can blankies die?" I said "Well...they don't die. But they can get so worn out that they are just kind of done being a blanket". He looked sad and hugged it tighter. I told him he could keep blankie forever, even if he was ripped up. He finished the conversation by saying that he was never going to rip him ever again...because he is his friend. Sweet...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Overheard at The Galleria

Jason and I headed to the mall today to look at new refrigerators and pick out a new lamp for the living room. It was lunch time while all the kids were in school. While walking through I saw a teenage girl heading toward us on her cell phone. As she passed I heard her say "no I really am sick....I was just so bored at home I had to come to the mall." HAHAHAHA!! I'm so glad I have boys!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year...a week late! LOL! I'm just a tad busy but realized I need to post at least a couple sentences. Hope you all had a safe and "sane" holiday. We were on the train to Disneyland on New Years day. More on that later!