Saturday, April 21, 2007
(That's my feeble attempt at a drum roll... Clearly I don't play percussion...)
Well the word is back - The bank counted all my "nickles, dimes and dollars" (shout out to all the 7th-day Adventists that learned that song in Sabbath School ;0) and saved me OODLES of time. I will never roll coins again I hope!
The final word was $87. 07. That makes Kath my winner with a guess of $84. Kath - you're so hard to pick a prize for... You're an awesome scrapper and I love your style! (Plus, since you design for a store it makes it harder to find something new and interesting for you!) So I'm not going to send you anything until I return from L.A. Yeah - you hafta wait for your prize... but look at it this way... I've got $87 to spend potentially :0) (you know I'm kidding... ;0)
Those of you that haven't seen Kath's stuff - her blog link is on my list - and if she's updated lately maybe there's something there for you to drool over :0)
I think that $87 will do me just fine - there's not a real shortage of scrappy supplies around here right now, if you know what I mean... and I KNOW you know what I mean.
Thanks for playing! This was fun! Maybe I'll do another contest when I get back from L.A.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
So my contest for all of my scrappy friends is for you to guess how much money I've managed to "pig away" to spend on very necessary scrappy items while I'm in L.A. Here is a photo of the money (and the pig) and all I'll tell you is all those bills are singles and there may be a few Canadian coins and Chuck E Cheese tokens. Post your guess in a comment and I'll give you until midnight Friday, April 20. I'll send a little something scrappy to the one that comes the closest without going over (said in my best Bob Barker...)
I don't even know how much is there myself... I just loaded it up in a gallon sized Ziploc and took it to the bank. They're sending me a receipt of deposit - probably in tomorrow's mail.
Good Luck! And happy spending to me :0)
Sunday, April 15, 2007
I've heard that people come from all over Texas to view the flowers here and I believe it. They were absolutely breathtaking - a much better show than last year (no rain = no flowers) and even far superior to the display in 2005.
I love how in this photo it looks like water down in the valley... those are the Blue Bonnets! So now - I'm one of "them". One of those mom's willing to do what it takes to get the photo of the kids in the blue bonnets. Good news though! Seems that by some miracle blue bonnets have started to grow literally in our own back yard! The seeds were likely carried here by some minor flood or left in black jelly beans deposited by a wayward deer. So far there are only five of them... but with any luck (and lots of rain and sunshine) we'll have a few more next year.
Monday, April 9, 2007
Here are the clues I used:
To find your basket from the Easter Bunny
You’ll follow clues that are sometimes funny.
Work as a team – all together
Decide where to go – then look for your treasure.
Try not to run, leave no one behind,
It’s Easter booty you’re trying to find.
The clues are hidden in plastic eggs
First go look where mom props her legs.
That took some thinking, but it’s long ‘til you’re through
Where you keep the glasses is clue number two.
You’re getting good – working as a team
Clue number three is by the hair cream.
You’re on the right track – now on to clue four
It’s where we keep the machine to clean the floor
And now a riddle for the fifth one:
They usually need water and lots of sun
But this one’s not real though the leaves are still green
Look down below and the clue will be seen.
Five clues you have found in time that is rare
For clue number six look by the gold pear.
You’re getting close, but there’s still a few more
For clue number seven look behind a door.
It’s usually open near what looks kind of like rocks
For further help seek near the blocks.
Very nice job, you’re doing great –
Now look in dad’s closet for clue number eight.
That was fast – you’re almost there!
For clue number nine
Check the willow chair.
This is it – the very last clue
It’s been so fun watching you.
You’ve worked really hard and run to and fro
You’ve worked up a sweat that’s starting to show.
If you had time to get fresh as a flower
Where would you go? Perhaps in your shower?
That’s where you should look to find your booty
But first thank your mom – that’s your duty.
They had a ball running all over the house and we enjoyed watching them while we kept warm by the fire.
I was so tired in the afternoon - but I still did my traditional viewing of Steel Magnolias. Can't let the season pass without watching it. It's one of my all time favorites full of great lines and zingers.
Now for the big news...
On the Monday after I had ALL the Easter decorations put away and ready to go back to the shed. (and there's only one more box of Christmas stuff that needs to go out...)