Saturday, March 31, 2012



Rejoicing over my new shoes that are SO comfortable.  I wore them all night last night and my feet didn't hurt one bit.  I've never bought nude shoes...always thought it was kind of an ugly color of shoe but now I'm sold.  I can wear them with everything.  LOVE!


not doing so well on my Bible in a year plan.  What's wrong with me??  During my 6 weeks of too many doctor's appointments I got way off track.  I had made a habit of reading in the car at school pick up and so many of my appointments interfered with pick up time that I got way behind.  I really need to catch up.  Will someone out there yell at me and tell me to get with it??


icing my biceps.  I'm not kidding and it's not funny.  If you know me, you know I don't work out.  I have been "running" for a little over a year now but I don't call myself a runner.  I run a few times a week and 3 miles is my limit. I NEVER work out.  NEVER.   I own a Jillian Michael's DVD and I've partially made it through it 3 or 4 times and that's it.  I always skip the push ups or anything that involves the word "plank."  I have the upper body strength of a flea.  Up until last week, I had done a total of about 10 push-ups in my entire adult life.  I am not exaggerating.  Some "friends" convinced me to go try this Crossfit thing.  I was nervous but excited to go.  I was ready for something besides running.  I went last Tuesday and it was seriously hard but I was so proud of myself for making it through.  I woke up really sore on Wednesday but it wasn't horrible.  I was pumped.  I went back Thursday and realized that he must have been going easy on us because there were so many newbies in the class.  By the end of the 45 minutes, my legs were shaking and throwing up was a very real option.  Physically, it might have been the hardest thing I've ever done.  I had just done something like 100 push ups (because I should have been more) and I was introduced to the infamous BURPEE.  It's a tragedy that I had to learn about BURPEES.  For most of Thursday and Friday my arms were useless.  Today I woke up to swollen arms.  I've been icing them all day.  All this from a 45 minute work-out.    Keep in mind, this is more of a recreational Crossfit kind of thing.  We aren't Olympic weightlifting or anything.   Apparently, I'm ridiculously out of shape.  I'm fairly certain that no one else is icing their biceps today.  I'm SO going back next week.  I'm not giving up.  Plus, I already paid for it. 


super excited to see my rainbow clipboards on my FAVORITE blog of all time:  Whatever.
I look forward to reading Meg's blog everyday and I was THRILLED when she asked me to be a sponsor of her Craft Weekend.  Someday, I'm going to go to one of her Craft Weekend's instead of sponsoring it!!

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tuesday Picture Post

 english roses flat note cards
 pink elephant cake topper
 pink elephant mini candy bar
 orange and brown powder puff bag tags
 gingham stripe flat note card
 rainbow cake topper
 big dotty gingham damask binder
froggy chalk favors

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Picture Post

I'm SO overdue on a picture post!  I've got about a month of pictures to catch up on!  Some of these may be repeats but I'm just cleaning out the picture files.  Here's what I was up to at the end of last month...
 cupcake toppers
 h2o labels
 black wooden tray with green Jana insert
 NEW mugs!  LOVE them!
 h2o labels
 rainbow happy!
 flower shop mouse pad
 round stickers
 turquoise and black damask checkbook and pen
 Easter Subway Art Tray
 big dotty gingham damask binder in blue
 powder puff horse spiral
 big dotty stripe spiral
floral dot spiral

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Saturday, March 24, 2012


WARNING.  This post might be TMI.  AND I'm going to use the word "boobs."
Since the summer of 1985 I have hated my boobs, or lack there of.  It was during that summer that I overheard a boy from school (who shall remain nameless) say that from 6th grade on, the boys were ONLY going to like girls that could fill out their Victoria's Secrets.  I knew without a doubt I wasn't going to be on that list.   Throughout the rest of my school days, pool party invites brought me to tears.  Gym locker rooms and public changing rooms (i.e. the Units store at Woodland Hills Mall) struck a fear in me like no other.  I kept thinking I was a late bloomer.  I kept hoping that someday...That someday never came.  I'm still hoping I'm a late bloomer but chances are slim.  I still hate that I can't fill out anything from Victoria's Secret.  I am still self-concious.  Bathing suit season still makes me cry.

So imagine how excited I was to bare it all and have my first mammogram 6 weeks ago.  I knew it had to be done but I was really dreading it.  Then came the letter that said I needed a follow up because of "suspicious findings."  I've spent the last 6 weeks topless in countless examining rooms having mammograms, ultrasounds, examinations, MRIs and finally a biopsy.  I thought it seemed almost a cruel joke that I was forced to spend so much time concentrating on the one area of my body that I've always hated the most.  I've heard over and over again by the nurses that I have "very little to work with" and was told that because I don't have a "bounce factor" I should recover quickly from my biopsy.  It's been a long six weeks.  I received the news Tuesday that my biopsy was benign and I've never been more relieved or thankful. 

I'm so grateful for friends and family that prayed for me and watched my kids for me during all the many doctor's appointments.  I'm so thankful for modern medicine that can detect these things and for my God who answered our prayers for a benign result.  I'm so happy to put this boob saga behind me.  I don't mean to make light of the situation either.  I can't even imagine what it would have been like to have had the radiologist walk in and give us the opposite results and I feel for all the women who've sat in that room and heard what I prayed I wouldn't hear.  I am beyond blessed.

So there you have the reason for my slow pace over the last 6 weeks.  I've had trouble concentrating on work or even finding time to work between all these doctor appointments.  I found myself unable to think about anything other than how all this would change life for my family if the results were other than benign.  I apologize to those of you that have been waiting on me to respond to emails or finish up your orders, but life is fianlly back to normal and I'm ready to get back to soon as Spring Break is over.  I'm thinking a Celebration Sale is in order!!!  Which item would you like to see one sale???

P.S.  Go get a mammogram.  It's no fun but go get one anyway.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Back to Reality Picture Post

I just spent 4 wonderful days in Phoenix.  I tagged along on a business trip with my husband.  This is something I rarely do...mainly because I am TERRIFIED of flying!!  It's also so hard with all the kids STUFF but it turned out to be a pretty easy week so I went.  It was wonderful.  We ate A LOT.  We shopped.  I read a book by the pool.  It was so nice.  And then we came home.  Just one more day would have been so nice. 

Last night some friends and I threw a baby shower for my sweet friend Holly who is having a baby girl.   It was a very PINK shower.  I forgot my camera but I'm counting on someone to send me some pics because it turned out so cute!!  It was nice to hang out with all my favorite girls on my first day home.  Tonight I'm excited to hang out with my babies.

I'll be answering your emails and trying to get caught up on orders that came right before I left and while I was away over the weekend.  Thank you so much for being patient!  I have the best customers ever!

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