Monday, October 27, 2008

1st Annual Pumpkin Carving

First let me say I am sorry that there hasn't been much posting going on around here lately, but I've been a little distracted. Not that it's all that good of a reason but the hubby and I have started playing World of Warcraft again. The last week hubby was off for vacation and since we couldn't afford to go anywhere we kind of holed up at home and played a lot of WoW.

Last weekend, to kick off vacation we initiated a new tradition in our household. Growing up my family never carved pumpkins and it just sounded like so much fun that we decided to start a new tradition. So while out shopping I found the perfect little pumpkin and this is what we came up with.....

Pre-carving drawing:

cleaning out the pumpkin:

(obviously NOT my favorite part and never again to be my job)

And finally, the end result:

And, the biggest reason I haven't been around this past week...the reason for the vacation...

We celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary on Wednesday. And our 4th year together on Thursday.


I promise not to be gone so long again. Next time I'll tell you about our trip to Sedona for a friend's wedding!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

World Card Making Day 2008

I'm posting a bit late I know (yesterday was World Card Making Day), I got sidetracked yesterday appliance shopping. But I didn't want any of you to miss out on taking advantage of this great deal from Stampin' Up.

This offer is only good until Oct. 11th, so don't let it pass you by. Online ordering is available through my website at Once there just click on the shop now button under my name in the top right corner, or give me a call and I'll be happy to help you.

I'll be back with pictures as soon as I figure out where my camera charger is hiding.

Friday, October 3, 2008

SP12 Final Package

I got my final package this week from my SP12 partner Katja from Finland! Thank you so much! You have no idea how nice it was to get something fun in the mail with all this other stuff going on around the house.

Look at the picture on the box, isn't that pretty? It was kind of late at night when I took the photos so sorry about the flash.

And look at the goodies! I can't wait to try and find the perfect pattern to use with the yarns.

There are 2 skeins of Novita Luxus Wind and 2 skeins of Novita Malibu. Katja also sent along some Finnish candies that my husband is loving and some Finnish chocolate that I will have to share with him. Unfortunately I didn't get to the mail fast enough and so it sat in the mailbox melting until we got it. (nothing a short stint in the fridge can't fix!)

Thanks again Katja, you have been such a wonderful SP partner and I really do hope that we can continue our friendship!

For those of you wondering about the house, have no fear, I will be making another post soon with all the updates.