Friday, March 27, 2009

Scrapbook Expo

Yes, I know this happened a week ago...I feel like I've been out of it all week, Boston's been sick (three weeks now) and I got sick again yesterday. I ended up taking Boston to the doctor Wednesday and both ears were infected. Poor little guy. So, I've been giving him amoxicillin (which he loves!) and hopefully he'll feel better soon...

Anyway, about the expo. It was a blast, it always is. Rachael and I did early bird again. We went even earlier this time. I was up before 5 a.m., and ready by 5:30. I must have been excited to go, because I am not a morning person. We were in line at 6:45, to sit around a wait until the doors opened at 9 a.m. We met some interesting people in line :)
We found a new favorite company - Fancy Pants. The highlight of my day was getting Madison's autograph. He used to work for My Mind's Eye, then last expo he wasn't there, now he works for Fancy Pants. This picture was taken a year ago when I won the raffle at MME, and since I was scrapbooking it and he was there, my mom and Julie, told me to get his autograph. Silly, I know...
I completed 12 pages - pictures only, I still need to journal and embellish them.
This is all the stuff I bought - three paper packs, eight cat eyes, three packs of acrylic stamps, felt (way cute dinosaur cutouts), four packs of chipboard, a lacing card kit, some blackboard letters and shapes, two metal signs, stickers... I think that's everything. The whole day cost $120 - That's for the early bird ticket ($20), lunch ($1.60 - thanks to Julie's coupons), Cold Stone ($2), and all my stuff. What a fun day!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Free Week Long Vacation

Is anyone interested in a free vacation? (well, the lodging anyway) I am having a party at my house next Thursday, March 26 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Just for coming you get a free 8 day, 7 night stay at a condo at one of the following places:
o Orlando, Fl
o Daytona Beach, Fl
o Destin, Fl.
o Kauai, Hawaii
o Big Island, Hawaii
o Myrtle Beach, SC
o Breckenridge, Co.
o Frisco, Co.
o Branson, Mo.
o Gatlinburg, Tn.
o Wisconsin Dells
o Las Vegas, NV
o Santa Fe, NM
o Cancun, Mexico
o Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
By the way, airfare is really cheap right now.
Yes, it will be a bit of a sales pitch, but I really like this company. It's called Global Travel, and Zariph and I bought into it about six years ago, and have not been disappointed. I think it's the best condo company out there - the most reasonably priced anyway. It sounded like a good deal and we wanted to try it out, so we first started with just one week a year, which we purchased for $1000. Since then we have purchased more weeks, and used them all every year. The maintenance fees are around $350 per year (our contract is that if we don't want to use it for a year or two, then we don't have to pay the yearly fee that year). And then each week that we use is $89 when we book it. We love staying in condos because it's so nice to have all the things I'm used to from home - a kitchen, laundry, etc. And sometimes we've stayed with family and we can get a two or three bedroom condo. The extra space is nice.
If you are at all interested in learning more, please come. Both spouses need to attend, and they'd prefer that children don't come. If nothing else, you can at least line up a free vacation. And I think there will only be one salesman for the whole group, so it won't be that much pressure. Please leave a comment if you would like to come, so I know how many to count on.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


I'm so proud that I spent most of the day deep cleaning my house yesterday. I guess I'm getting into the spring cleaning a bit. And Boston's been sick all week, so I figured this may kill a few sick germs. Take a look at my wonderfully organized scrap space.

And I was able to finish up my sister-in-law's birthday present. I found this shelf on clearance at JoAnn's a long time ago and hadn't done anything with it, but with some vinyl lettering and personal pictures I think it turned out pretty cute. I hope she likes it.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Spring Fever

Did anyone else love the 60 degree weather last Tuesday? I couldn't believe how warm it was and all the snow that melted. I had to get outside and take advantage of the warmth. Boston and I went on a walk to the park - his first time at the park. Then when we got home, Zariph was already home from work, so we went to the park again. Boston loved the slide. He kept leaning forward trying to go down by himself. I hope we have warm weather again soon.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My Latest Addiction

I've been spending a lot of time lately on my new iPod Touch. Zariph gave it to me for my birthday and I'm a little addicted. I love that it holds all of our MP3s, photos for the last 5 years and 100s of games. There are a ton of free games, too. It's perfect for entertaining while waiting for doctor appointments, car repairs, etc. It even entertains Boston.