catching up … and a GIVEAWAY!!
Not even sure where to start! Lots going on, and it’s really HEATING up around here! 100 degrees F yesterday here in AZ, and we got in the pool for the first time! still a little chilly in the pool, so it felt great.
Ok, I have a story for you, and I am only sharing it because it will make you feel REALLY good about yourself! …I am such a dork.
SO, my folks are taking a little R&R in St. Geroge, and I decide to throw the kids in the car and head up for the weekend. Quick trip, but didn’t want to rain on their post-tax parade too much. Eric’s office gets wind that I am driving to St. G and ask me to pull a trailer w/ a door (all crated up) to meet a guy that will be picking it up there. I figure, no prob, and after we get all loaded, we swing by and pick up the load- off we go. We have the set up, so that we can play a video ipod through the TV in the car, and the kids are happy! We are all singing and dancing to Yo Gaba Gaba and Disney Channel shows (I hate them SO bad). Ok… so, we get to the Hoover Dam- and I pull up to the ck point and the guy tells me no way is he letting me past w/ this wooden crate. (it’s all screwed closed, you can’t get in it) so, I ask for some tools- I’ll pop it open. They don’t have tools on hand. (silly me). SO, I am TICKED cause we have to turn back and go around, up through Laughlin. Well, maybe 5-6 miles back up the road, there is a road crew working and I pull off and get them to pry the box open to reveal my load. Turn back around and we breeze through security and on to wait 2 HOURS to get over the flipping HOOVER dam. So we were starving and needed a break and stopped for some play place in Vegas. I had 1/ 2 tank of gas, and figured lets just power to St. G (another 2 hours). We are moving good, and we get to Mesquite, and I still have over ¼ tank of gas, and opt NOT to stop… had some good momentum! About this time, my phone battery starts beeping that it’s dying and I don’t have a car charger w/ me. (do you see where this is going). It’s about 9:30 at night, and we have about 45 min through the gorge to get to ST. G. We power through the gorge which is this really winding, up hill mountain pass, and about the end… my gas light goes on, and I realize I am in trouble. I suddenly remember that in this car, when the gas light goes on, you are OUT. …and my phone dies… SO, we get a few more miles, and I feel the car kill and we coast as far as possible and die right in front of an exit sign that tells us that there is ¾ mile before the St. G exit. UGH. 10:30 at night… 5 kids in the car…phone dead.. out of gas… (see, aren’t you feeling good about yourself!) after weighing my options, I get out and flag down a car, a couple guys stop (a little scary but super nice) I use their phone, call my folks, they come w/ gas and save the day. no worries… but still. After my dad put 2 gal of gas in, my tank registered almost ½ tank… so I guess the gauge is off a bit. NOW I know! After that everything was perfect.
We went to the park, the pool ate pizza and even got in on a great sale at Old Navy! Smile…
Monday I spend the day at Bazzill photographing the trunk show pieces from the Creative Escape teachers… such awesomely talented people. It was so fun to open the boxes and see each of their pieces and photograph them. Amazing work, and each so unique and reflective of the artist. Every year at CE, I am in awe of the teachers.. this year is no exception! … this year Debbie Crouse is one of the teachers… I had the pleasure of working with her on the Designing With books, way back when… and as per usual, I LOVED pulling her projects out and just ooohing and aaahhhing. I LOVE her stuff! She and Paula Cheney are teaching together, and their projects came wrapped up like presents! Seriously! i was feeling SOO inspired.
Yesterday I was ULTRA productive and it felt great! On my to-do list was getting some photos of the House of 3 FAB new Jewel Wall Art… we are getting ready to release it on the site, and it’s SOO cute! Here is just a sneak peek! (check out the chandeliers SO CUTE!…) MORE images and ideas to come!! Get READY!! we are also planning some GIVES so watch for that!
Today, it’s back to Bazzill for another CE meeting! We are like 3 weeks away from our Preview Day …which is when we do the full run through of all the projects with all the volunteers. I can’t believe it’s here already! Sneaking up on us, just like the HOT weather!
I know that there are still people waiting and wishing for a SPOT at CE…we are STILL filling spots. The Lottery process is kinda a tedious one, as we give each winner the option to take one or two spots, and give everyone a few days to decide. I know that the majority of the spots are filled, but we are still notifying people that they are in… so don’t give up hope yet!
ATTENTION HOUSTON AREA LADIES:
I am spending National Scrapbook Day at By Design Scrapbook Boutique! The pinkest store anywhere I think! I will be there all weekend… but on Sat, I will be doing demos and hanging out all afternoon to say HI! So come and stop by for the party! I’ll be showing some tips and tricks with my NEW products in the ‘BISTRO’… of course, I am coming to teach, and I am teaching 3 classes: my Energy Journal Class, a TOTAL technique class (we’ll be cranking out 5 12×12 layouts) and then a cute little House of 3 project. We offered the weekend as a package deal with Friday and Saturday night crops and Lunch on Sat… and from what Tracy told me it sold out before she knew quite what to do!! I asked her to reserve just ONE spot for me to give away right here on my blog.
This $200 value – weekend with me AND at Tracy’s FABULOUS store… can be yours if you leave a comment… I will pick a number THURSDAY EVENING (april 24) and I will post it here on my blog!!
Here is the CATCH: you HAVE to be able to COME TO THE STORE and BE THERE May 1st and 2nd. SO… we are talking HOUSTON. W
E are NOT willing to mail th
e kits or other goodies that will be happening on that day. SO, if you enter you have to GUARANTEE that you can get there… (this is pretty much a locals only deal!) Classes are Friday night, Sat morning and Sat afternoon. LUNCH Sat. is included! GOOD LUCK!! We will have a select number of kits to sell in the store that weekend as well.