Friday, November 30, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
On that same thought - Happy post Gobble Gobble day everyone! Did you all survive the hectic rushing around and cooking that comes with this holiday?
I had issues - or rather, my turkey did. Every year, we buy a fresh Amish turkey from the butcher store. Usually, it turns out beautifully. Unfortunately, this time was not one of those times. The turkey was 15 lbs so the Food Network site and Joy of Cooking both calculated the cooking time to be around 3.5-4 hours. So, we threw it in around noon for a 5pm Stuff Yourself time. However, this turkey didn't want to go along with our brillant idea. It took 6 hours to cook - 6 HOURS! I couldn't believe it!! I have never had this problem before. Guess I shouldn't try out for Martha Stewart any time soon?!?! My mother in law ended up eating a Hot Pocket because of her blood sugar being so low. Sigh... Maybe next year, eh?
This year, we actually went out to shop on Black Friday. I couldn't believe it when my hubby suggested it - he HATES shopping! We did get some good deals but all-in-all, I didn't really see anything that we wanted marked down too much. Christmas will still be awesome this year, because my whole family is getting together in Orlando. It will be full of fun since it will be the first time the cousins (my daughter, niece Emeli, and nephews Will, Braxton, and Ben) will be together in one place. With ages 3 months to 3.5 years, it should be a barrel-full of fun when Santa arrives! :)
Lastly- I didn't get picked for that design team I hurridly posted for. No biggie!! I didn't really get my heart set on it as they weren't my favorite site anyway... :)
My shout-out for today: Check out Inque Boutique (check their site out: www.goinque.com : their stamps are FABULOUS!!). The page posted used their "Princess" set. Very well priced and with lots of selection! I could only hope to make their DT as they have seriously GREAT stuff!!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
I think I am drawn to the idea of a design team because it not only gives me focus to get scrapping done every month (one of my new year's resolutions) but also because I think it inspires me to do more with what I am doing than simply slapping pictures on a page and calling it good. I am trying not to have too much confidence on being picked so I won't be bummed if it doesn't happen. I'll keep you posted (after the 15th when the calls go out...)
On a sad note, my SIL's mother died this week of ovarian cancer. It was incredibly sad because she had 3 young children (30s) and several infant grandchildren (3mos - 1 yr) that would have benefitted by her presence here. It really makes you think about what AND who is important in your life. I am going to try and come up with something fabulous to give to my SIL and her sister (who I am also close to) so that they can truly celebrate the great woman their Mom was and that she is still here looking out for them, not just that she isn't here this holiday season. I'll post a pic when its done!
Ta Ta for now, everyone!!