Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
She wanted Chinese food for lunch. Ugh. I felt so gross after eating it.
But I liked my fortune...
The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms…in bed!
I liked it
Only Denis will be able to vouch for the "in bed" part. *pretend you didn't just read that mom*
It's exactly midnight and we're off to bed. We made nearly 100 halloween bags for the little trick or treaters that will be coming our way on Friday. Rach I sure hope you do stop by with the girls...I "beefed" up their bags!
I had a blast making them and D even helped. We did age groups. My only regret is buying the packages of "blood" at Cotsco. A few of them leaked (gross) and I decided to taste one (positively disgusting - and not in a good way).
Just two more sleeps until Halloween and I can't wait!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I don't even know where to begin...it was such an amazing weekend...
We didn't make it too late of a night Friday knowing that we had a big day ahead of us on Saturday. We did however take time for a drink and MANY LAUGHS before bed. Dorrie and Melinda joined us for a drink. They knew Lynn and Janet from the last Vicki weekend. Dorrie is TOO HILARIOUS FOR WORDS and it turns out she's a friend of Stephs! Crazy.
I offered to sleep on the hide-a-bed on Friday night. BIG MISTAKE and totally my own fault. Both Lynn and Janet said they would but I had to be the "hero." I messed up my back really good. It's STILL SORE. I got very little sleep.
We had a quick breakfast at Timmies and then headed over to the store for our crazy day. It just occured to me I didn't take any pictures of the project. I will have to do that at a later date. I was not too keen on the dirty part. I don't generally ink or distress or do any of that "dirty" stuff. Vicki's class was all about dirty and she had fun torturing me.
I think her mom Sheila had even more fun torturing me! She would keep an eye out to see if I was dirty yet. Can I just take a minute here to say what an absolute sweetie Sheila is? She was such a big help to Vicki and oh so fun. I had a great time with her and can't wait to see her again in February.
Oh, I must say it was rather freaky because Vicki looks, acts and sounds EXACTLY like Whitney's sister Mel. It seriously freaked me out at first. I couldn't wrap my head around the fact that it wasn't Mel. And when I finally did, I ended up calling Vicki, Heidi (as in Swapp). What a dork I am.
I have to say I had a great buddy/neighbour to help me through the project. Katie got me through the many blond moments I had - I was in good hands. And she was a total sweetheart to boot! She's coming back in February too - yahoo!
Here are some pictures of me working on the "dirtiest" parts of the project. I tried getting out of it but nobody would hear of it so I got Janet and Dorrie to snap some pictures as "proof."
Then again, looking at this picture I'm gripping the little thingy so hard it's no wonder I hurt!!!
I'm proud to say I think I mastered the technique...
Are we having fun yet?
We gave up and gave it to Dorrie...remember - take the picture FROM ABOVE!
Check out how filthy Vicki's hands are. I was traumatized!!!
Did I mention she was sick too? Such a trooper.
Taught the ENTIRE DAY with virtually no voice and a cough!
I can't say enough good things about the weekend. I learned so much from Vicki, made some new friends and Angie and Debbie at Tomorrow's Treasures did an amazing job of the entire weekend. I've already signed up for the next VB weekend at the end of February...
After a very long day creating our 6x6 album (which I totally LOVE), we headed back to the hotel for more drinks with Dorrie, Melinda, Karen, Vicki and her mom (of course Lynn and Janet were there too - it was in our room).
Dorrie is too much for words. She literally had all of us in tears. I will NEVER look at pepperoni pizza in the same way - or eggplant for that matter! We had some fun and jell-o shots before calling it a night.
Sunday was breakfast at the Roostenagusgenitoinglsugisnglsy Hause with Lynn, Janet, Melinda, Karen, Dorrie, Sheila and Vicki (I swear I nearly typed Heidi)...what is with my brain and calling V H???
The plan was to spend some time cropping on Sunday but the truth was I may have had a wee bit too much Rockstar/Cosmo/Jell-o on Saturday night and decided to pack it in and make my way home. It was the right decision because I was EXHAUSTED. I took a nice long nap and my back was feeling HORRIBLE.
I missed D so much and it was nice to come home and see him. When I asked Vicki how in the heck I would remove all the ink from my hands she suggested going home and bleaching some toilets. I joked that "that's what husbands are for." Would you believe I came home to a clean house - clean sheets and all! D rocks!
So there you have it my friends. My Vicki weekend. Let the countdown being. Only 121 more sleeps!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Ok. First things first. Have I mentioned just how far behind I am on my Design Your Life Class? Nearly done week one and week four assignments were sent out today. YIKES! I will get caught up this weekend. That is my goal.
Kitchen Kung Fu Katie!
But the truth is that Jen at the Scrapbox posted a link to my blog on her blog and frankly I look like I'm "announcing" some sort of coming out because when you see my name on her blog it says "I'm in love with another woman" (the title of my last post). It just looked TOO FUNNY so I'm taking 5 minutes to blog and change that!
I'm super excited about this weekend in Smiths Falls. I finally get to meet Vicki Boutin. I've heard so many great things about her. Another bonus is 3 days with Lynn and Janet. We haven't hung out in FOREVER so I'm sure it's going to be non-stop chatter. I can't wait!
I'm determined NOT TO OVERPACK. Mark my words. Perhaps I should take pictures to prove it!
I'm getting an early start on the day with a stop in Perth to vistin Grandmaman Turpin. She doens't know I'm coming and I hope it'll be a nice surprise for her. If I have enough time I may even pick up some of that yummy pumpkin fudge she likes from Merrickville!
Ok, must go.
Have a wonderful weekend lovelies. I'm gonna miss you!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I just went shopping (no wonder our parents and grandparents had so much $$$ for savings, they didn't have online shopping!!!)...
Heidi opened a new online boutique today http://www.digiswapp.com/
As far as Heidi knows I now live in Beverly Hills, California. Yep, my zip code is indeed 90210. What would I use for fake American addresses if it weren't for the tv show???
Hmmm maybe if the online store had a Canada option I wouldn't have to pretend I was as rich (or I guess now it's more like "as poor") as Tori Spelling.
I urge you to head right over and pick up some goodies of your own. AND I'll even let you in on a little secret. Enter the code "digi" for 20% off! The stuff is WAY cheaper than I expected so all the fun with none of the guilt.
I have to say I've never actually tried digi scrapbooking. To be honest I plan to use these more for "hybrid" I think. I've been DYING to find Heidi Swapp font forever and now I have my pick of a few different ones.
For those of you who were interested, don't forget to head over to http://www.jessicasprague.com/ and sign up for her free class starting in November. You can't get better than free!
I'm making this a short post tonight because I MUST get creative before I get kicked out of my online class! Ha - only I would be a slacker in a scrapbooking class! I'm going to lock myself in the studio for the next few hours.
I will say the weekend was full of fun. D and I had a great date night on Friday - he even surprised me with a dozen roses just like on our first date!
Saturday was girl's night with Katie and Steph. I will post more on that later this week and add some pics (girls they are still on my camera).
Just a few more sleeps until the Vicki Boutin retreat.
Life is full of greatness - take some time today to embrace and enjoy all the greatness in your lives.