Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Good Golly I am going Lollishops!!!

I am so EXCITED, it has just been one of those days(a badly needed one-at that)! Last night I spent hours taking pics, cropping, adjusting, replacing, adding and then measuring, typing, listing items on etsy and when I awoke I had a request for a journal from a gal in England-my first international customer!!!! Well that had me so giddy and then when I dropped my boys off at school I went to the park to walk the track and made it around 12 times without passing out or needing to potty, walked a total of 56 minutes, 6612 steps, burned 354 calories and for the big one......3 miles!! Now I know after watching some of the Olympics or even going to the gym and seeing the faithful(oh, how they gripe me!) that isn't much but for a big girl trying to shed an entire person that was GLORIOUS. You have to sing that word like the angels by the way. I rushed home to get ready to go into the paint store and harass delinquent painters abt. their bills only to sneak into my office and find an email from Sadie that my shop had been accepted as a seller on Lollishops, HOLY COW, I don't know if you can peel me off the ceiling today. Needless to say I haven't gotten ready for bill collecting yet and don't know if I can even concentrate on that right now. My husband says he may have to fire me before I even work a full week and as long as he brings me money I'll be singing, "Take this job and shove it, I ain't working here no more!" I can't even remember who sang that but it was the perfect line. Hope everyone else is having a wonderful day!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I know this is a day late but I really did have every intention of drawing a winner last night until my husband parked in front of the computer for hours. He usually pulls out his laptop when he needs to work but not last night when I needed to be in here. Anyway, I want to announce a winner right away and of course apologize for being late!
The winner is.........

The Other Side of Me said...
Hi Angela,It was great to hear from you again. I hope you are having a great summer.What a fun box of goodies! Please enter me in your giveaway!Tammy
August 4, 2008 9:36 PM

I have decided to offer similar items on etsy and will be listing them by Friday so make sure you go check out what is in the shop!
Tomorrow my kids start back to school and I am so nervous for my 4 year old. Last year he went to our church preschool from 8:45-12:15, this year we were able to get him into the elementary school that my other 2 attend and so he will be there from 8:30-3:15(ack!). He is excited for now because he has his new "Diego" backpack and all his supplies ready but I know when I go to leave him there with people he does not know at a school he has never been to, that he is going to freak out. My other 2 sons were "mama's boys" for brief periods but this one is firmly attached to my side, he tells his daddy, "I'm not your boy", this is how attached he is! Needless to say, I will probably cry more than he does tomorrow and my reason for putting him at this school was so that I could go to work with my husband at the paint store(which probably won't happen )at least not right away.
I'm off for a day of movies, school open house and bowling, you know we are trying to cram everything in this last day of freedom. Congrats to Tammy and thanks for all of the comments out there over the past week, hope everyone has a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 3, 2008


I have been busy trying to update the shop and get the giveaway ready and I can see that there are quite a few who have been lurking but not leaving comments. Make sure you leave a comment before Tuesday to be in the drawing for the cigar box full of goodies. If you do miss out, I will have them in my Etsy shop so please go visit there as well. Here are more pics of the cigar box giveaway. Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

40 more here I come!

My pics are all out of whack, this is the Haro(less than $500)
Cigar Box Giveaway includes over 25 sheets of wallpaper, french-english dictionary pages, other old book pages, 30's-40's receipts, vintage sheet music rolled with pink lace, flocked paper greeting card, old paint cards, baubles, wooden spool, Character Constructions dress hanger, BE glittered chipboard letters, vintage buttons, antique lace and measuring tape, pkg of vintage playing cards and flash cards, 2-post cards and 2-antique pics. If I can squeeze all of it in :).

Gary Fisher HIFI DELUXE(Bad to the Bone!)($2500 bad) Is this seat not the sweetest, imagine on that white bike(yum) pink cords, pink grips, maybe even pink tires with this seat(sure will be pretty hanging in the garage)!

I have finally gotten the giveaway box all together and see that there are quite a few visitors out there, just no one posting so hopefully this pic will do the trick and get everyone talking, just leave a comment abt. what blogs you visit the most and I will draw a winner on Tuesday.

I haven't mentioned it before now but I have lost 43 lbs. in the last 4 months and am chasing down another 40(at least). My husband loves to mountain bike and while I would much rather go up a mountain on something with a motor, I realize that attitude has me where I am today. His bikes(yes more than one) are quite high dollar but when I suggested this Gary Fisher for me, he freaked($2500 freaking-still less than even one of his)! Needless to say I won't be getting that one but have decided on this Haro bike but mine will have pink cording, pink grips(handles)(I must speak the lingo now) and this great pink and white seat. TOO CUTE!!! I know that isn't the important part but if the thing sits more than moves I at least want it to be pretty, right? Anyway start posting and I'm off to do the back to school shopping since it's tax free weekend. Happy weekend everyone!