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cause for celebration!

cause for celebration!

what a slacker i have been! but i am HAPPY to report… all of our artwork for CHAsummer2006 is TURNED IN…and RIGHT on time. deadline met… frankly.. that is not normal for me!!!!! do you have any idea how cool that is? well, it’s cause for celebration! even more cause for celebration is that after 2 weeks… eric is home from being in china for work.. and 2 weeks is too long! so we are all thrilled to have him home… we get the big 24 hours together before i am heading to edmonton! (to freeze!). so it’s thai food tonight for sure!

ok… so i have to share !

quincy’s crocks came in the mail yesterday!!! now we are twins!! (she is a super star)

this is my dog ‘blackie’… colton named him when he was 2. it’s a really original name, i know…
but he has been limping around since yesterday afternoon, and i can’t figure out what is wrong with his foot… i don’t ever take photos of him cause he usually doesn’t show up (cause he’s black) and i think he is afriad of my camera… he can’t figure out what i am putting on my face!! it was so sad last night cause he couldn’t jump up on my bed. he sleeps at my feet… i had to lift him up.. and he’s heavy! poor dog… i think the limping is getting better… he HATES the vet…

…everyone has a favorite holiday. you know how i feel about christmas…(although the pink forest did wonders for me this year) … my favorite holiday is easter. i think that it stems from my childhood… my grandma and grandpa k would put on pretty elaborate easter egg hunts for the grandchildren! i got pretty new clothes and i LOVEd to dye easter eggs.  as i have gotten older, i have found that easter CANDY is among my favorite as well! in particular:  candy coated HERSHEY’s eggs. in the most beautiful colors… anyway, i was at target on valentines and found 2 easter end caps of plates, cups, bowls etc… and i fell in love. i went all out and got a new (well, the only table cloth i own) tablecloth, napkins, plates, cups, bowls etc… so beautiful! i am for sure going to have to throw a party. unfortunately, i am still in search of a few more lg. plates… and i am on the look out for choc. brown placemats.

i had family over for dinner on sunday night and realized that EVERY PLATE i own has a chip out of it. i didnt’ have enough matching glasses and not enough forks to serve 8.  it truly inspired me to BUY SOME NEW STUFF. and c’mon the plates you see here were 2.99$ each. the glasses are really plastic. but SO cute. and i will tell you … pink does NOT match my kitchen… but it matches ME!!  so that is good enough!  what a great reason to celebrate SOMETHING !

  • Heidi Montgomery

    16 February, 2006 at 4:59 pm Reply

    We share the same kitchen decorating philosophy…. I have a cabinet full of pink dishes and stuff but not a pink kitchen! But I do dream about the pink Kitchen Aid Mixer…my husband is like whay not buy white so it will match, and I literally said “It won’t match ME!”
    Anyway, thanks for being so inspiring all the time. I love, love, love all you do. You’re the bee’s knee’s, my friend!

  • Wendy Treseder

    16 February, 2006 at 5:28 pm Reply

    What a lot of news to catch up 😀
    Blackie is very cute, my dog tries to sleep at my feet and every night he jumps up on the bed, but if I move my feet even a tiny bit, he gets grumpy and jumps off and sleeps under the bed.Then he strangely appears curled up at my feet every morning!
    Love love love the pink dishes, wish I could justify changing all mine, but there’s nothing wrong with it (apart from the fact that it’s not pink of course)! LOL

  • Kim

    16 February, 2006 at 5:30 pm Reply

    Can’t wait to take classes from you in Edmonton…I’m so excited! Love the ‘She’ box as well since I’ll be in your track for the Chicago CKU! You are always so inspiring.

  • Tracey

    16 February, 2006 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I think pink dishes are just fab! Oh, and I just bought crocs, too, finally going for it after Donna D put it on her blog! I will buy pink ones for the She track at Chicago CKU though…what else will do?

  • Karen Greenfield

    16 February, 2006 at 5:52 pm Reply

    About the name Blackie—when I was in college in the early ’70’s, I took a greek classics class and the prof was telling us about the Linnear E alphabet. Only a bit of it had been translated at that time, but the bit that had been was a farmer’s inventory of his cows…..two names: Blackie and Buttercup!!! And this is some 1000 years before Christ…..I was charmed–how lovely, some things con’t change!!

  • Bec

    16 February, 2006 at 6:09 pm Reply

    I LOVE that you bought your pink plates because they match YOU! and not your kitchen!!!That is some inspiring stuff! Seriously impressive!!!

  • chanel

    16 February, 2006 at 7:03 pm Reply

    GorGEOus! I have added pink to my kitchen too – using accessories (Gary isn’t too thrilled about it …. but hey, he’ll get over it) i love entertaining – pink and brown will be very stunning on the table!

  • Jennifer Cochran

    16 February, 2006 at 10:15 pm Reply

    Edmonton is fantastic, even in the winter. You’ll have a blast!

  • marlo

    17 February, 2006 at 12:05 am Reply

    Seen those same plates the other night and I wanted to get them. Dh said, “Nope, they don’t match and you have to have everything matching, remember?” Ugh, why does he have to be such a smarty pants.

  • Vee

    17 February, 2006 at 5:57 am Reply

    I love Q in the pink crocs. I love mine and intend on adding to my collection. I can’t wait until my dd is old enough to get her crocs!

  • Jeanette

    17 February, 2006 at 6:24 am Reply

    I love those dishes! So adorable. Try Ballard Designs for your placemats. They have adorable quilted ones here:
    Good luck!

  • Sarah Lynn Coleman

    17 February, 2006 at 6:56 am Reply

    hey if you needthose plates, my target has tons!! I can get them for you if you’d like.

  • Erin

    17 February, 2006 at 7:05 am Reply

    My dog is so afraid of the camera. I can never get any good pictures of her, which is a shame because she does very cute things.
    My husband laughed at me the other day because I bought a pink plate at Wal-mart, just because I wanted a pink plate.

  • Joni

    17 February, 2006 at 7:22 am Reply

    Love the She box!!!! And the pink dishes are way cute!!! One of my mom & dads wedding gifts were pink plates like those (only pinker) and I have them now…..50’s style! Love them!

  • sarah h

    17 February, 2006 at 7:48 am Reply

    Arg! I love those plates!!!!
    Look at your cutie girl, hamming it up in her crocs. So funny!!

  • em

    17 February, 2006 at 10:17 am Reply

    i love KOCO art! that woman does the coolest stuff. quincy is too cute in her little crocs, i am dying to get a pair for ivy too – she was looking over my shoulder just now and said ‘hey! i want some shoes like that!’, i’m telling you it’s the PINK!

  • Kristi

    17 February, 2006 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Is Blackie a Cocker Spaniel??? If so, how old?
    You may want to get his foot/leg checked out. My mom has a Cocker (our family dog since I was little – his name is Buffett) and he blew out his knee. The vet said its very common in Cockers. What you’re describing sounds like the early symptoms of how Buffers was. 🙁

  • Sarah

    17 February, 2006 at 2:15 pm Reply

    I love Quincy’s new crocs. I have ordered a pair for myself as well. They are so comfortable. Of course i got the pink as well. LOL. Your little Doggie looks a little sad!!!!! Poor baby i hope he is ok….

  • Tammy Brownlee

    17 February, 2006 at 6:58 pm Reply

    Love the pink plates!!!! That box is to die for!!! Wasn’t aware that you were coming to Edmonton….I going to miss you …here in Edmonton! Darn it! Where you going to in Edmonton? Have fun!!!

  • Nita

    17 February, 2006 at 7:07 pm Reply

    Seems to me that Quincy LOVES here crocs! Sydnie got hot pink AND lime green crocs for Christmas! Now, everytime we go out, Hayley (15-months) has to grab whatever pair Sydnie is NOT wearing. Needless to say, even the child size crocs are still too big for Hayley!
    Love the new dishes! Though, my husband would freak if I bought pink dishes. He has to draw the line somewhere! Ha!

  • Wanda E. Santiago

    17 February, 2006 at 9:37 pm Reply

    Quincy is adorable!! Hugs Wanda

  • annette

    17 February, 2006 at 11:20 pm Reply

    Awww poor blackie…him and my kitten Max should get together and limp around. Poor little guy hurt his leg and we have no idea how.
    How cute is your little girl in those crocs! I love how little girls just love to strut their stuff.
    Well girl you sure picked a yucky weekend to be in Edmonton. This is like the only crazy cold we’ve seen all winter. I am so jealous my best friend Haley is taking your class tomorrow and i so wish i was there. don’t suppose your gonna be at cku-provo are you???

  • Elsa Duff

    18 February, 2006 at 7:40 am Reply

    That’s is what I love about you; you are all about the pink!
    I want to get some crocs but I have to go to Edmonton for them. Have to wait I guess, bummer! Quincy looks fab all dressed in pink and looking like life is all about here. You go girl!!
    We just said goodbye to our dog 2 weeks ago. This weekend we are trialing a new dog but my oldest son isn’t liking it too much. He wants the dog to go back. bummer
    Edmonton is coming out of the deep freeze so hopefully you will be okay. You could always go to The Bay and buy some cool 2010 Olympic outerwear. Of course it does say CANADA on it. Hey and there is always Roots! (I have my CKU Vancouver picture CD with you trying on Roots hats).
    Thai! MY FAV!!!

  • Gaye Tidwell

    18 February, 2006 at 7:00 pm Reply

    I have to say what a darling little dog! (Quincy’s cute too, of course). But we have a little black cocker spaniel named Daisy and love her so much. We have a blond cocker also…so many great photos of him, but our little black Daisy is so hard to photograph. Know exactly what you mean there.

  • anam stubbington

    19 February, 2006 at 5:41 am Reply

    stupid question but why are you going to Edmonton? i cant find the reason in your blog… I’ve moving there from the UK in 3 months time and would be so thrilled if you go to edmonton on a regular basis for scrap based stuff 🙂 and it would make all my uk friends very very jealous…

  • Chris Ross

    19 February, 2006 at 8:04 am Reply

    I just had to comment on the Easter dishes. I love them. I saw them at Target last night and fell in love with them. Our local Target did not have very many of them but I sure did like them. Maybe they will get more in.
    I also think that Easter is my favorite holiday. I love the pastel colors associated with it, the feeling of spring, the newness of the world and last but not the reason that Christians celebrate Easter.
    I loved reading your post today 🙂

  • Tawnja

    19 February, 2006 at 8:59 pm Reply

    Hmmm. I had no idea you were coming to Edmonton (I’m 20 mins away) either. How come. The weather has been very good to us this year. Hardly any snow at all!

  • Tawnja

    19 February, 2006 at 11:44 pm Reply

    M’Kay, I figured it all out! I am in the process of registering for the Convention in Edmonton, but you are not listed as the Instructor, it says that Kara and Janet are the Instructors, but I sure do hope that it is you!
    Anyway… glad I was reading your blog when I was…

  • Lori Simpson

    22 February, 2006 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Where did you find those dishes?? Pink has to be the best color on the planet and my husband would probably just pee his pants if I walked in & said..”OMG, honey!!! Just take a look at these…!” 😉

  • Me

    22 February, 2006 at 9:03 pm Reply

    Nate Burkes (sp) at Linens and Things has brown place mats if you’re still looking!! Cute stuff by the way!

  • Juel

    27 February, 2006 at 6:22 pm Reply

    I was at Target today and saw your pink plates!! Way cute! If you need more large plates, my Target has a few. I would be happy to pick them up for you, just email me.

  • Fauve

    28 February, 2006 at 12:19 pm Reply

    Wow love your new plates and glasses!!Think they are verry cute,and everything fits with pink 😀

  • Mary Elias

    13 May, 2006 at 6:41 am Reply

    Where did you get those pink dishes? I’ve looked everywhere? Thanks, Mary

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