Happy Mother’s Day!

These are my new favorite flowers to make and they are sooo easy! This is actually a sneak peek of my Mom’s Mother’s Day gift this year. I’m actually very happy with how it turned out and can’t wait to give it to her today. It’s really a representation of her “real” gift. You see, last year my sister came up with a fantastic idea of taking my Mom to Sturbridge Village for Mother’s Day. So we gave her a picture of the two of us from my wedding and told her the picture would be replaced with a picture from our overnight trip to Sturbridge Village in September. We picked September because my Mom used to go to Sturbridge and/or Deerfield with my Dad in the fall because they like the foliage. It’s also her birthday in September so she gets to pick her birthday presents out from each of us while we’re on the trip. Two birds with one stone. And the best part… I can’t even tell you how happy it made my Mom. She was on cloud nine I think for at least a week after we got home. It was rather cute, too, as we

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I’m feeling old…

Today, I’m up early again (boy the sun starts to come out at 5 a.m. now!) because I was feeling restless. Well, actually I initially woke up because darling hubby spilled the glass of water he always has on his nightstand when he went to shut the alarm off. The clinking of the glass on the table, the splashing noise and the following cursing jarred me awake. Lol! Then I just couldn’t go back to sleep. I was thinking about my niece’s prom, which is tonight. AND the fact that she got her license yesterday! Wow. It feels like just yesterday that she was born and I would spend literally weeks at a time at my sisters house because her husband used to work late and I was still living with my parents and wanted any excuse to get out of the house! I was texting back and forth with my sister yesterday and I felt so bad because she at one point wrote, “She just left in the car all by herself without me.” And even though I knew she was probably having a difficult time with it, but not really thinking I wrote back saying remember when she

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Coming Back to Life…

So I’m finally feeling better after the pulled muscle incident of last week. Today is really the first day that I have no tinge of pain anymore when I look to the left. It was better (so that I was able to function without pain) by Monday, but there were still tinges of pain if I bent down, turned too far to the left, etc. Even yesterday if I looked all the way to the left, I would have a small nudge of pain, but this morning… A O.K. So I’d love to go to the gym today and get back on track (I had joined Curves and done my first workout the day before the pulled muscle), but I have to admit I’m afraid of a relapse… especially considering I have tomorrow off again because I will have 40 hours in by the end of today. Last week I was so bummed on Friday when I couldn’t do anything on my day off… I had so much planned! Isn’t that always the way? Anyway, I may wait until tomorrow afternoon to go so at least I’ll be able to get one productive day out of the weekend. I’m sure

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Sneak Peek – a little late

So this is the sneak peek that I intended to share with you on Friday, but I didn’t have it in me to finish up the chipboard letters, take pictures and post. Thankfully, however, my neck is back to normal (for the most part anyway) and I can resume life (already in progress). This sneak peek includes the new Elements of Style stamp set, which I received free at the 2010 Leadership Conference in January. Love this set. It’s great for those of you who like the vintage style. I also used the smooch spritz again on this and I have to say that I am TOTALLY addicted to this stuff. I think I’ve already gone through a half a bottle of the vanilla shimmer and the gold glow. Must. order. more. So here is the whole project. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite a while. It is an idea journal so that when I am stumped for where to start a project or scrapbook page, I can pull out this handy, dandy book and get some quick inspiration. Inside, I have four categories. There is a section for color combos (clipping from magazines and such), layout ideas

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Such an off week

Well, sadly I must apologize, but there will be no new project from the summer mini catalog today. I was so excited to have a whole day off to catch up on housework, do a little crafting and a lot of purging! However, I woke up this morning at 7 a.m. and had the worst pulled muscle (at least I hope that is what it is) ever! When I first got up I could barely move my head in any direction — so driving to the doctor was out. Instead I gave them a call and they told me to try a warm shower, some ibuprofen and a hot compress. So I did the warm shower and the ibuprofen and crawled back into bed until 2 p.m.! I got up and was a little bit better, but was still having difficulty holding my head up straight and turning to the left. So I’ve been lounging on the couch (or in bed) all day and have not been a ble to do anything!! So frustrating. I had big plans for today and now I got nothing done. I’m not promising anything for tomorrow either as I don’t know how this muscle

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