I received a free 8 foot table a week or so ago from www.freecycle.org and then I posted that I needed another smaller table and someone contacted me saying she had one and some chairs! I am using these in my basement for scrapbooking and card making projects! I love it! I have my very first card class this Sunday. Make 50 cards for only $35! Can’t beat that right!? With tax and shipping it still is only about .80 cents a card. I have five people coming over this week and two for next week..atleast right now! 🙂 I also have some storage units coming in on Friday so I will finally be completely organized! I can’t wait! The night we got the 8 foot table I brought down all of my..well most of my scrapbooking items and it is full and so are the storage units I already have! Some are filled with stuff to use to make things some are filled with premade cards that I am hanging onto …all different things! If you happen to need a card for something let me know! I can make it for you for less than going on a trip to the store! Once I get it all set up the way I want it I will post some pictures!
Well…things have been crazy around here. We finished school on Friday, May 9th. Zachary told me today that he feels like he should be doing more in the mornings. He has been in school for almost a straight 180 days! We only took a week off for Christmas and weekends. We will be starting up again on August 25th. Zachary will be in 7th grade and Melody will be starting Pre-K. I am sure it will be super easy with her as she knows so much already. Not even four and she writes her name, can count to 50, knows her alphabet by sight and sound, can tell you all kinds of things you never would think a three year old would even care about! She has become a bit of a problem lately though..as she is getting older and showing me her independence. Zachary is great with her though. When we go to the playground he stays with Melody and I stay with Kylie and they have a great time. I have a ton of photos to post but just haven’t had the time yet to get them onto here. Hopefully soon!!
I have been busy on the weekends working vendor fairs and scrapbooking events. I have one actually in about 11 hours from now! It is raining outside and it stinks..hopefully that will end before I get ready to leave in the morning. I am also working on a fundraiser called Scrapping for Soldiers on June 14th and I have gotten a bunch of donations so far but I am still working on a few more. I just sent out 20 letters in the mail the other day and the only one I have heard back from is McDonalds. They are actually doing a fundraiser on Tuesday night for the soldiers so the manager asked me to come down to hand out some flyers for my event and also to talk to her about what she can do to help out for my Scrapping for Soldiers event. I was even in the paper on April 28th talking about this event! I was so excited! I have never been quoted in the paper before!
I have also found out in the past few weeks that we will be moving soon. There is finally a three bedroom apartment in our complex that opened up and now we are just waiting for the maintenance people to go in and repaint and fix any problems from the last people who lived there and then we can move in. What kills me about this is we are really only moving about 100 feet from our front door now! I am at a loss as to what to do with our stuff in the mean time though. I did start packing some items but we don’t have a place to store them unless we put them in the basement..which is just a pain because that just means more stairs to climb to get them back out! We will have three bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms. Which will be fabulous as we only have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom right now. I think once we are settled in I will start trying to potty train Kylie. She has interest in undies already so I might as well try soon right!?
Also going on is that I have left Top Line Creations and signed up with Close to My Heart. Acrylic stamps and scrapbooking papers and albums. All beautiful products. I have a bunch of stuff for fairs and parties all ready in my head..lol. I just have to finish up getting the things I have in my head made for people to actually see in person! If only I had an extra 20 hours a day! I am hoping that once we move I will set up an area to just work on my Scrapbooking items. I have also been working on my cards so things are never dull here!!
I am headed to bed now. It is almost 1am and I have to get up and ready for my vendor fair/Scrap for a Cure tomorrow so I need to get some rest.
Good night and God Bless!
I am running a special right now on my website for 5% off your total purchase (before tax and shipping) with coupon code: CUDDLE (make sure it is in all caps!)
Anyway..go to http://www.stuff-n-snuggle.com/pages/77.htm and when you are ready to check out enter code: CUDDLE and receive 5% off your total purchase before tax and shipping. Have fun looking around..there are all kinds of animals and outfits and even sound chips to choose from!
I started making my own cards at home by myself and also at a friends house when she does some card “classes” for friends. I love getting the chance to go out for a few hours once a month or so and enjoy the conversation with other women with the same interests. I am finally able to post a bunch of them as they have been sitting on my computer just waiting to be shown. 🙂 I am still playing around with different techniques so please forgive me if any of them look weird. If you are interested I am now also selling homemade/hand stamped cards to anyone who may need them. Just let me know the type of card you need and I can either make it up ahead or even the day you need it if possible.
I also have some news!! I emailed a writer for the local paper to let him know more about my Scrapping for Soldiers event that is happening on June 14th and he called me today! He is going to be doing a write up in the local paper! I am really excited about this! I am still looking for donations and for people to sign up to come and spend the day scrapping! All money raised goes to a great charity. www.soldiersangels.org For every $10 we raise it will go towards a pre-paid phone card for our soldiers! I am hoping to raise $3,000 so I can get a phone card into the hands of 300 soldiers! I personally support a soldier right now in Iraq and he has 300 men and women in his unit and I really am hoping to get a card into each of their hands. If you happen to know anyone interested in making a donation to this worthy cause please send them to www.scrappingforsoldiers.com and they can contact me through there. Remember, these men and women are risking their lives for OUR freedom! “May No Soldier Go Unloved”
So if you happen to know someone who likes muffins or cupcakes but has a hard time taking them out and about with them…this makes a great gift too!
On Saturday I will be a vendor at the Kids Festival on the East End Green…if you know me you know where I mean! Take a trip down to visit. I will be selling Stuff-n-Snuggle and Tastefully Simple products and hopefully scheduling some parties! I know you all want to have one! You can do a book party or an actual party where I come to your house! Why not? It is food and kids stuff after all…who doesn’t love that? For those of you who have ordered I want to thank you all for your support. The money I earn with these ventures is going to help me pay for any extra homeschooling supplies I may need and any extra field trips..which with three kids can be very expensive! Thank you!
This is truly the best chocolate sheet cake ever!!! So go on over and visit Ree and try it out for yourself!
I have never ever eaten a sheet cake and all I can say is Oh My Goodness! This is the best cake ever! I can’t stop! It is super moist and chocolately and so super easy to make!
Go and make it yourself tonight! Your loved ones will be at your becon call forever!