Monday, April 20, 2009

Mark's Paper Company

Early in February, the lovely Stacy Marks invited me to Guest Design for her brand new company called *Mark's Paper Company* in the month of May.
At the time there was quite a buzz in the scrappy community about this new company which had a created paper that resembled fabric.

I had only seen images online, but when I received the two lines "Old Fashioned Courtship" and "August", I was suitably bowled over :)
It didn't take long for me to get creating and I have to say that I fell in love with this little company during the process.

A happy addition to my creative process was receiving some darling "Printable Patches" in a MP Co. *newsletter*.
These were the perfect finishing touches to my pages :)

I hope you enjoyed my little sneekies. You can everything in its entirety on the 1st of May :)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Getting Fit, Freezing Rain and (yet another) Possession Date

As some of you may recall, I started a dedicated excercise regime mid-January this year.
Coupled with my 45 minutes on the treadmill, at least 5 times a week, I have tried to adjust the way I eat, and slowly but surely the plan is starting to work.

As of a couple weeks ago I was down 10 pounds.
Yay Me!!!
Of course, that's only a fraction of what I'd like to lose (I'm not saying what the fraction is...hee-hee), but it's a start.

The weather has finally taken a turn for the better. We've had some really warm days, and a lot of the snow has finally melted.
But it looks like while we said good-bye to snow, we have had to dig out the umbrellas and rainboots.

Lots of rain, mainly freezing rain, which makes a heck on a noise when it hits the skylights.
But rain's good...and everything looks so fresh and "new" after a good washing, right?

News on *the house*, we've been given a possession date of the 17 April. It's like the tenth possession date we've been given since last year, but we're feeling hopeful...kinda.
The girls have their Hip-Hop recitals going on next weekend and the following weekend, with rehearsels in between, so we booked a mover for the 20th April.
Cross fingers, toes, eyes, e.t.c for us!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

It's been a while since my last post.
The Hubs is back home safe and sound.
Kiddies are happy, but three have been passing around a bug for the past 2 weeks, so it's like a hospital here at the moment.

I saw a happy happy announcement today on the Pink Paislee site.
I won this whack of yumminess (thanks Pink Paislee :):):)):

*drool*, right?

So, I'm going to leave you with a lookie at a page I did not a long while back, full of PP goodness:

Happy Hump Day ya'll!