Thursday, February 12, 2009

Did you miss me?...

I missed all of you! I had a couple of days there where I didn't have access to my computer. Talk about withdrawals!!
Well, a few things I wanted to post:

Remember the Beauty Blog Challenge for January? Well, I won! I was really excited. Traci was sweet enough to send me this Michael's gift card. I looked for some Prima Flowers (you know how I love those!), but none of them really jumped out at me. I looked and looked, because I wanted to spend it wisely...and this is what I ended up with:
I know that a lot of you are probably wondering what this is and why I HAD to have it. Well, they are Fluid Chalks - a type of ink or stamp pad that I use for my projects. These are the colors I use most and I really needed a new set. They were on sale, so I had enough to put towards some paper that caught my eye a while back.
Remember the great purses I got at the yard sale? Well, I was emptying out my old purse to use one of the new ones and found a Michael's card that had a credit of almost $18 on it. Woo-Hoo! So the little owl up there is a peek at what I used the rest of Traci's card and my new found card on. You can go to my scrap blog (Altered to Perfection) to see more about that!
Anyway, thanks again Traci! I had fun and loved that there was a prize involved for more motivation! =]
Okay, what else?
Oh! Remember my little word for 2009? Well, my word is FOCUS! I have really tried to get simplified in my life and prioritise the things that really matter. One of the things I needed to address was the girls' schooling. I love homeschooling them, they enjoy their 2 days a week at the Charter school, yet, it wasn't enough. With two little toddlers at home - one of them more active than you can imagine, I didn't feel I was able to give the girls the quality of time and education they needed. So, my husband and I made the decision to put them back in school at the private school they attended a few years ago. It looks like I may be able to teach or do some work in exchange/towards their tuition. The girls were really excited to be able to be with their old school mates again. We still need to get proper uniforms, but these make-shift ones are fine for now.

Hmmm...I think that's it for now! More interesting and thoughtful post coming up later! I need to go and catch up with all of you now. =]
Leave me a comment so I know you stopped by!!


Carol said...

I totally understand why you had to have those inks. Love those. Have a great evening.


Cindy S. said...

Praying for all of you. And yes, you were missed. Glad you're back. You never know what might have been left behind in those old handbags! The girls look great! Take care.

McKay Family said...

Congrats on the Michael's card. Can't wait to see the cards she created.

TrulyBlessed said...

what school are they going to?! that is very exciting... even though i know you are probably the BEST teacher there could be!!! good for them i am happy they get to see their old friends!! enjoy crafting and making those fun projects. i saw the card you made for mom... super adorable!

shirley said...

I love that particular stack of fluid chalks - looks like the Berries and Chocolates (can you tell I have it?). Off to check out what you created with them!

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey girl,
I'm so happy you're getting things back in FOCUS. ;)
I've missed you!!!

Traci said...

Very very cool. It's like doing laundry and finding a twenty dollar bill that you didn't know you had, lol.