Monday, July 21, 2008

I had a wonderful weekend!

Happy Monday! I had a fabulous weekend! I think it's the most "normal" weekend we've had in quite some time. :)
On Saturday Skye and I ventured off to a stamp/scrappy store that I had no idea existed until Dee (the owner of My Acrylic Album) posted that she was going to hold a trunk show there! Where the heck have I been? lol! The name of this fabulous store is 'A Stamp 4 All' and it sure lives up to it's name. I was wowed from the minute I stepped foot inside! I could have done some serious shopping but I kept it to just a small amount. Not only is the store fabulous, but the owner Dawn and one of the instructors Jessica are super nice!!! We talked for quite awhile and I had such a great time! They are hosting a Christmas in August event the first weekend in August and I am so excited about it! It sounds so fun! I will be taking the drive out that way more often... it's well worth it! :) I left that store full of energy and I have been riding the wave since. It's a combination of a great shopping experience and wonderful people. I am pretty shy and don't generally talk a lot, but the fact that we related on so many levels was exciting. I know all you scrappers can relate, because people who don't scrap just don't get it.
After we left the store (reluctantly I might add), Skye and I stopped at a few of the antique stores on the way home. OMG, talk about heaven! I wish I had disposable income to just buy buy buy! One thing that caught my eye was a vintage shoe ottoman and I am not even into shoes! It was gorgeous! I don't even know what I would do with it, but I sure want it! I could easily find a spot for it! :) There are plenty of antique stores that are along that road that I wanted to stop at, but Skye was hungry and we both wanted to get home. Sometime soon we'll take a day as a family and hit all the stores.

I completed 3 more challenges from the online crop on Scrapbooker's Club House. That's all I am going to get to, and it was nice to dig in and play for a bit. On the 'marshmallows and s'mores' layout I sprayed the top part of the Thickers with some Tattered Angels Gingerbread Glimmer Mist to give them a toasted look. It looks so much better irl. I just love this stuff!

Kenny and I played 4 games of Yahtzee (we play the full sheet each time). I kicked his butt one game big time, and won 2 others, but not by much.
I took Ashlyn, Skylar and Emily to the Y yesterday afternoon so they could swim for a few hours. They had a lot of fun! I might take them back today. I do need to get Skye a new suit though because the chlorine has trashed her "Y suit" to the point that it's see through and saggy. I need to get on that today as well.

Kenny is still feeling great! So far the increase in meds is holding steady and he's got a lot of energy. He even baked cookies yesterday while the girls and I were at the Y, AND he made 5-cheese grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. It's been months since he's been in the kitchen (other than daily basics). We usually cook together on Sunday's and eat as a family since it's the one day a week we are all home for dinner, but with him not having felt well for quite some time we didn't get to do this. Normal is nice. :)

I hope today is a good mail day! I am expecting my first kit from the brand new kit club Color {Me} Daisy! It was shipped on Saturday and it would be a great start to the week to get it today! The site "officially" kicks off in August, but come on by and check out the message boards and register. It's always fun to start a new site and you could be a huge part of it! The DT girls are awesome and I am so excited to see what they are going to create with the kit!

I am going to skip water aerobics today. I swear it's one thing after another. My ankle has been really sore since Friday morning and I have had to resort to wearing my brace again for much of the day. It's a good thing I still drive with my left foot. ;)

I hope your week is off to a great start!


  1. I am loving those new LO's, Rae, and that ric rac flower is SOO adorable! I'm so glad to hear that kenny is feeling better and even cooking while you were out - that's a great sign! Glad you had such a wonderful weekend and found a new store - whoo!

  2. Hi pretty lady!! Your layouts are so GORGEOUS!! I love them all so much. I can just FEEL the happiness in them!

    I'm so happy to hear your hubby's feeling better!!

    Sounds like a store I want to go to! What FUN!
    Hope your week is just the BEST ever!! :)


  3. Yay Rae! So happy things are looking up for you and getting back to normal. You surely deserve a bit of normal-ness! lol LOVE your layouts, those pictures in the first one are awesome and the colors are so happy! The flower in your card is rockin!! How did you do that?!
    Well...enjoy the rest of your day!

  4. i love your layouts! *giggle* great find with the store! I did that too here in Texas...didn't realize a scrapbook store was near until 4 months after :) Have a fabulous week girl!

  5. Awesome LO's and love the card. Glad your hubby is feeling better.

  6. Great Great creations as always loving that FAB flower !



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