Friday, August 31, 2007

One of Those Days

Ever have one of those days where you wish you could just crawl back into bed and throw the covers over your head? Yep, I had one of those days today. It started out fine, normal, I just had a lot on my mind. So I took the girls to the grocery store, loaded the Trail Blazer full of goods, and was on my merry way. So I get home and my first intention was to unload all the groceries. Well, I got side-tracked. I'm a mom, I multi-task, and obviously a little too much sometimes. I get the girls lunch, make sure Hanna's book bag is ready for school,and make some phone calls. Yes, the groceries are still in the truck. So I leave to drop Hanna off at school. I come home, get Chloe ready for a nap, and get several more phone calls. By this time, I have completely forgotten about my milk, frozen burritoes, and corn dogs. Fast forward a couple of hours, the girls get home from school, my mom stops by, and my SIL drops off her 2 boys so I can babysit for several hours. I am now getting supper ready for 5 rugrats. I take a bag of doritoes (for yummy taco salad) and open the bag. A LARGE FAMILY SIZE bag. Can ya see where I'm going with this? I dumped them, like a big clumsy idiot, I dump the bag onto my kitchen floor. I stared at it for a couple of seconds, in disbelief of what I just did, then turned to the kids and asked "who wants doritoes?" They all look at me, look at the floor, back at me, and all raise their hands. Good. We're all eating dirty floor doritoes tonight. Glad we're all in unison on this. My nephew asks for a glass of milk which I happily oblige to though when I opened the frig, there was no milk to be found. Wait a minute, where in the heck is it??? Then it hit me, HELLO Tina, you're groceries are still in the car! I gasp, then sigh, I mean I REALLY sighed, enough for my nephew to turn to Tay and ask, "what the heck is wrong with your mom?" Nothing besides 2 gallons of milk, hamburger, 2 packages of hot dogs, frozen food, and my "can't live without it" coffee creamer ALL GONE. WASTED. Because I'm good like that people. I clean up the dinner fiasco and put a video in for the kids. Veggie Tales songs are blaring, kids are screaming, jumping, and hanging from the lamp. I so didn't care at this point either! I'm sitting on the chair, feeling defeated, tired, irritable, and out walks little Chloe. Anyone who knows her knows she is terribly sweet but oh so much trouble. She managed to unscrew the lid to a GIANT sized bottle of Aquaphore. Essentially a big expensive tub of vasoline. It is in her hair, on her legs, on her clothes, on MY FLOOR and COUCH , everywhere. So I throw her in the tub. As I'm sitting there feeling sorry for myself, Chloe looks up at me with her big brown eyes and says "I wub you Mommy!" OK, now my heart is melted. I grin from ear to ear and scoop this little ball of sweetness up and plant a million kisses on her. My life isn't so bad afterall.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Scenic Route!

I just love their new releases "Sumner" and "Ashville." Scenic Route was our DT sponsor at Create My Keepsake for the month of August. CMK is having a contest featuring Scenic Route this month as well. If you're interested, details can be found here: Scenic Route Contest The prize packs are amazing!!! There will also be a live chat with Layle Koncar on August 29th. Hope to see you there!

Chad is still working alot at the railroad. We miss him a lot! Taylor and Hanna will be starting soccer in a couple of weeks. They love it. I love it except for when it rains the night before and Chloe runs loose in a muddy field *insert eyes rolling*.

The girls start school tomorrow. The summer sure went fast!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Let's Catch Up K?

I'm still here lol. Just lots going on in my life right now.

Well, I attended my first CHA in Chicago last week. It was F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! I met Elsie Flannigan and Becky Higgins. Both were totally sweet and down to earth. And of course I'm a HUGE fan of Elsie's work and new line so it was such an honor to "meet" her :) I met so many of my on-line friends. All the girls on my 3 Bugs DT, Kris & Rick Turner (the owner's of 3 Bugs), Creasa Brown and Lydie, Gretchen McElven, the fabulous Opel Sisters, Rebecca Cross, Kim Musgrove, Carrie Postma, Barb, Vicki Boutin, Greta Hammond, some wonderful girls from Scrapsupply, my friend Andrea Deer released a new line for Scrappin' Sports and More (she rocks!), my pals from Fort Wayne Carrie and Sue were also there, not to mention all the girls I ran into that I may not have "known" but had good laughts with, and so many talented designers who's work I really admire. I also "stalked" from afar Jennifer McGuire (she was across our booth working for Hero Arts), and yes I know no shame whatsoever. I think my friend Lydie turned me into a "scrapstalker" but that's a whole different story! I totally stole this photo of Beth, Susan, and I as I DID NOT bring my camera, GASP!

This was my first "break" away from my kids, well aside from giving birth LOL! It has really refreshed me. The last night of CHA a bunch of us girls went down to Navy Pier for a rockin' meal and some drinks. I felt like such an "adult" haha. I love the city life but I would never want to life there.

I was also thrilled to come back and get my comp copy of Card Creations 5 which I was lucky enough to have a card featured on the cover. Mine is the one with the flowers, butterfly, sun, and fun little cut grass.

We are gearing up for Harlan Days (a local fair) and the start of school. Can't believe it is that time again! It is bittersweet really. We will get back into a routine but now I have to wake up EARLY...sigh.

At Create My Keepsake we had Crafter's Workshop as our July sponsor. If you've never checked them out they have some kick butt templates. I made this rainbow with their "circle circle dot dot" templatelayout is a total throwback to the 80's. Rock on!!!
I'm also hosting a manufacturer challenge at Create My Keepsake. Gotta make room for all the new CHA goodies! So come on over and hang out! The site is also hosting a HUGE contest this month where you can win LOTS of the new Scenic Route goodies. You've seen the new Scenic Route right? Yep, it is gorgeous!!!

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